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Worcester Warriors sign Josh Drauniniu

first_imgWorcester Warriors have added even more ammunition to the club’s firepower ahead of next season with the confirmation that ‘try machine’ Josh Drauniniu will move to Sixways from London Welsh.Flying wing Drauniniu, who joined the Exiles from near neighbours Harlequins in May 2010, has proven to be one of the most deadly predators in the RFU Championship this season, scoring 16 tries in 22 games.The former England Sevens wing also scored twice against Warriors during the regular season, including a stunning solo effort from inside his own half in the fixture at Sixways.Born in Suva in Fiji, Drauniniu joined the Royal Navy in 2003 at the age of 17 and saw active service in the Gulf in 2005. Drauniniu was soon introduced to rugby union, having played rugby league and football at school in Fiji, and he made his debut in the annual Army versus Navy match at Twickenham in 2004.Three years later the 25-year-old was signed by Exeter Chiefs, where his pace on the wing caught the eye of the England Sevens selectors. He scored a sensational try on his international debut against Portugal in Dubai in 2008.Drauniniu was named in Rugby Times’ National League One Team of the Season for 2008/09, having scored 16 tries. In his first season he had raced in for 22 tries, and it was that sort of form that alerted Harlequins to take him to the Premiership.His first start for Quins came in a 9-9 draw with London Irish at the Stoop in October 2009, but the highlight of his spell at the club would come at Franklins Gardens three weeks later when he scored two tries as a second half replacement in a 27-16 defeat. “Both Josh and Errie Claassens have really benefitted from the style and positive attitude that London Welsh have adopted throughout this season and hopefully the move to Warriors will see them get even better.” In February 2010 he forced his way back into Ben Ryan’s England Sevens team for the Adelaide and Hong Kong legs of the IRB World Series.Head Coach Richard Hill said: “I first saw Josh playing for the Royal Navy three or four years ago, while he was at Exeter, and he was the standout performer. He was a raw talent and a real try scoring machine that I have tracked ever since.“This year he has had a particularly strong season for London Welsh and has been up with the best of them in terms of scoring tries and has matched the likes of Miles Benjamin and Marcel Garvey. We want players like Miles and Marcel who are try scorers and who can out of nothing explode into life.“When he has played against us this season he has been a real thorn in our side and so we are delighted that he will now pull on a Worcester jersey next season.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Episcopal Relief & Development gets grant from Hilton Foundation

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Dec 15, 2011 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Relief & Development gets grant from Hilton Foundation Award will launch program for children affected by HIV/AIDS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $350,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for work in rural Zambia.  This grant will support the incorporation of early childhood development into the integrated community development program currently run by the organization’s partner, the Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC).Episcopal Relief & Development will raise funds to match the full amount of the grant, enabling the project to reach an estimated 4,000 families in areas with a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS.The prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in Zambia is among the highest in the world, leaving hundreds of thousands of children orphaned or vulnerable.  Parents who are HIV-positive may succumb to the disease, or be too sick to provide sufficient care for their children.  This responsibility often falls to a relative or a sibling, who may lack the resources or knowledge to support the child’s health, growth and development.The program will work with 4,000 families affected by HIV/AIDS, addressing the interrelated needs of children under five and empowering their parents or caregivers to support their healthy development.  The program will incorporate learnings from the development of The Essential Package: A Framework for Action for Young Children and Their Caregivers Affected by HIV and AIDS, a unique initiative spearheaded by CARE, Save the Children, the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development and other stakeholders, with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.“One of our primary goals is to facilitate and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations to deliver early childhood development services for young children and their caregivers who are affected by HIV/AIDS,” stated Dr. Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, Director, International Programs at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.  “We are very pleased to partner with Episcopal Relief & Development and the Zambia Anglican Council because of their deep local knowledge and wide network of volunteers.”Episcopal Relief & Development and ZAC will integrate activities into their rural program that support children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.  Caregivers will also participate in agriculture and livelihood development to improve their families’ nutrition and increase family income.Grace Phiri Mazala, National Programs Director for ZAC, explains the importance of focusing on caregivers as well as children: “In the long run, because of the trainings, the caregivers will play an important role.  They are the points of early contact to a child, and they will serve as gateways to other early childhood services.  They will become the trusted sources of information for families, and will give critical guidance.”The goal of the current phase of the project is to develop a model of family-centered care and caregiver capacity-building that could be scaled up and replicated in other rural areas in Africa with high HIV/AIDS prevalence rates.  Community development staff will work with teams of trained community volunteers to carry out activities and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors, according to proven methods developed by Episcopal Relief & Development’s NetsforLife® malaria prevention partnership, which is active in Zambia and 16 other African countries.Episcopal Relief & Development and ZAC’s program was of particular interest to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation because it will expand existing activities to meet the holistic needs of young children affected by HIV/AIDS.  By leveraging the Church’s long-term presence in rural communities, Episcopal Relief & Development is able to catalyze lasting change and truly sustainable development and contribute to a rural model for community-centered care.“The first years of life are the most important, in terms of a child’s physical and mental development, so this new intervention has the potential to make a profound impact on the lives of thousands of children and their caregivers,” said Rob Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief & Development.  “Receiving the recognition and support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an incredible blessing, for which we are all deeply grateful.  It highlights the quality and necessity of the work being done in partnership with ZAC.”The early childhood development component will include monthly play groups for children, accompanied by their guardians, for creative play, stimulation, and social interaction.  Caregivers will participate in workshops on parenting education and skills, child nutrition and health.  Home visits by child development workers will help caregivers put into practice what they’ve learned and provide assistance with solving problems.  Community health workers will monitor the children’s growth and development and follow up with caregivers on water, sanitation, and hygiene as well as basic disease prevention and treatment particularly related to HIV/AIDS and malaria.“Our vision is for communities with healthy, thriving children, empowered caregivers, and communities equipped to support the vulnerable in their midst,” said Abagail Nelson, Senior Vice President for Programs at Episcopal Relief & Development.  “We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and to be a part of this vital and expanding initiative.”Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25.  Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Relief & Development Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

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Light House / LAYAN

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Design Team:Johannes Hart, Nick Murray, Andrew JaquesClients:ConfidentialInterior Fitout:The Zimmermann OzCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Located in an inner-city Melbourne suburb, Light House is a 220m2 alterations and additions project to a detached double fronted single storey weatherboard Victorian worker’s cottage.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe existing street façade and front rooms were maintained under a local council heritage overlay, and a modern extension was built to the rear boundary with a first-floor containing the master bedroom and ensuite.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe new rear addition has been designed in response to the site’s environment and the adjoining properties. The new two storey structure was built adjacent to existing building fabric on the north end of the site. The upper level form is reduced in both depth and height as it extends to the rear to minimize the impact on the neighbouring properties.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsA large private open space central courtyard was integrated into the design to bring natural light and ventilation into the core of the home. The various living spaces were then orientated around this courtyard to take full advantage of its natural light and ventilation benefits. Full-height glazed sliding doors play an important role in facilitating the building occupants’ control over the cross flow ventilation.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Section 01The lighting for this project was considered more than most. The client, a director at the reputable lighting design company The Flaming Beacon, worked meticulously in selecting and designing the lighting system and fittings. A key feature of the design is a custom polycarbonate screen that features on the upper level façade. It is a dynamic form that is both functional and decorative. This screen provided an opportunity to not only modulate the character of natural light throughout the year, to create a constantly changing play of shadows and textures, but to also become the primary illuminated surface at night for the internal spaces. The screen also plays an important role in controlling the amount of direct sunlight allowed to penetrate into the upper level’s interior and as well as limiting sight lines to the adjoining neighbouring properties.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsThe screen module is best described as two back to back translucent convex discs. To ensure even illumination on the front face of the disc, these were rotation moulded and made from Ultraviolet (UV) stabilised polyethylene (PE). In total there are 907 discs, mounted on 67 stainless steel rotatable tubes. Each disc contains a single amber LED (wavelength determined to assist with melatonin suppression – as the room behind is the main bedroom), running at extremely low current. In any lighting scene the screen draws less than 60 watts.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe material palette is paired back and simple. The use of American oak throughout brings a strong warm glow to the home. The choice of a thin elegant white glazed brick, laid in traditional stretcher bond draws on the original home’s materiality, however adding an element of freshness to the design. Unfilled travertine tiles located in all wet areas, sit comfortably against the custom terrazzo flooring featured throughout the ground floor living areas. The design is both current and timeless at the same time.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessFe3O4 House / Crosson ArchitectsSelected ProjectsParasite House / El Sindicato ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation, Extension•Melbourne, Australia Lighting Design: Builder: Moreprime Constructions Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: LAYAN Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Austral Bricks, Cheminees Philippe, Immergas, Knauf, Lysaght, Mitsubishi Electric, Tongue n Groove, Attila’s Natural Stone, Trimble, Vic Mix “COPY” 2019 Projects Australia LAYAN ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921606/light-house-layan Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921606/light-house-layan Clipboard Houses Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share The Flaming Beacon Light House / LAYANSave this projectSaveLight House / LAYAN “COPY” Light House / LAYAN CopyAbout this officeLAYANOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionMelbourneAustraliaPublished on July 24, 2019Cite: “Light House / LAYAN” 24 Jul 2019. 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Lloyds TSB Foundation grants £9.14 million

first_imgLloyds TSB Foundation grants £9.14 million Tagged with: Funding  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 14 January 2008 | News The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales made grants of £9.14 million to over 600 charities in its final funding round of 2007. This included £2.56 million to 36 collaborative projects.For 2008 the Foundation is increasing its geographical presence by expanding its locally based grant management team from ten to 16, enabling more interaction with the charities to develop greater understanding of their needs.Linda Kelly, chief executive for the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales said: “Our focus in 2008 will be to offer small and medium charities working with disadvantaged groups a range of funding programmes which respond to unmet local need with emphasis on funding core costs and identifying emerging issues and trends.“We have responded to the needs of our core beneficiaries by increasing our geographical presence at a local level. The aim is that each manager will be able to work more closely at grassroots enabling them to spot emerging issues affecting the disadvantaged communities we support.”Details of 2007 recipient charities, the 2008 grant programmes, and regional contacts are at:www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Insurance product launched for small charities

first_img  72 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 PolicyBee, the specialist charity insurance broker, has developed MyCharityGuard, a low-cost insurance package specifically for the UK’s small charities.The package covers insurance for:charity trustees (including personal liability, legal defence costs, and actual or alleged ‘wrongful’ acts)volunteers (including employers’ liability insurance)fundraising events (including public liability insurance)property (contents and equipment insurance)expertiseThe package can be bought online “in minutes”, starting from £82.13 a year, assuming a small or micro-charity’s annual turnover of no more than £10,000.MyCharityGuard was announced at the beginning of Small Charity Week, the annual celebration of the work of Britain’s small charities and the people that work and volunteer for them, and donate to them.Kerri-Ann Hockley, Head of Customer Services at PolicyBee, said:“As we celebrate Small Charity Week, it’s clear that small and micro-charities and community groups are making a considerable difference to people throughout the UK.“MyCharityGuard is a unique way of ensuring that the work of these vital organisations is protected. We pride ourselves on being able to safeguard those charities who safeguard others.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Charity Insurance Events Finance small charitiescenter_img Insurance product launched for small charities  71 total views,  2 views today Howard Lake | 14 June 2016 | Newslast_img read more

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Detroit conference advances fight against austerity

first_imgThe National Conference to Defeat Austerity was held in Detroit on Saturday, March 24. Led by a coalition of organizations and individuals initiated by the Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs, the event was a resounding success.Over 200 people — from Detroit, other Michigan cities and eight other states — participated throughout the day in examining, from an anti-capitalist perspective, the attacks on poor and working people. Topics included education and housing, water shutoffs, mass incarceration, the lowering of wages and the role of the banks, Pentagon and government at all levels in perpetuating austerity.Austerity is the direct rule by finance capital over cities and even countries, where the banks impose drastic cutbacks in services, wage cuts, destruction of pensions and privatization to ensure payment to the banks of debt service on fraudulent and usurious loans.Since the early 2000s, the city of Detroit has been at the epicenter of austerity imposed by the banks and finance capital against the U.S. working class. Some 139,699 of Detroit’s 384,672 homes were foreclosed because of mortgage defaults or unpaid taxes from 2005 to the present.The financial crisis brought on by the banks’ destruction of Detroit’s neighborhoods led to the imposition of “emergency management,” which took the city into bankruptcy. City retirees had their pensions slashed by 43 percent to pay off crooked financial instruments, such as interest rate swaps, imposed on the city by the same banks behind the foreclosure epidemic.  One hundred thousand families had their water shut off to satisfy the bondholders.In the past year, however, under the weight of the attacks, activists in Detroit began observing a disturbing trend. Organizations ostensibly set up to fight for homeowners’ and other people’s rights suddenly began getting funding from the Bank of America and from Dan Gilbert — the owner of Quicken Loans and a chief forecloser and gentrifier.Wealthy citizens, officials and the media were now heralding the very financial institutions that destroyed the city as architects of Detroit’s “rebirth.”It was to reemphasize and expose the role of the banks and finance capital in the destruction of Detroit, and to reinvigorate the struggle to hold these institutions accountable, that the Moratorium Now! Coalition, the leading Detroit organization challenging the banks’ role in the looting of Detroit, decided to undertake organizing a National Conference to Defeat Austerity.Ending racism, poverty and militarismThe opening plenary was chaired by Gabrielle Dior, a young African-American homeless and outreach organizer from Detroit, who played a major role in organizing the conference. The panel included city of Detroit retiree Yvonne Jones, of the Detroit Association of Active and Retired Employees, who gave an overview of the history of austerity in Detroit and the racist character of the attack by finance capital on this African-American city.Erica Anna, a Xicana organizer from Chicago, gave an overview of the Trump tax giveaway to the rich and the Pentagon build-up as well as the effect they will have on low-income individuals. Anna emphasized the complicity of Republicans and Democrats in the war on the poor.Dante Strobino, from the Southern Worker’s Assembly, discussed the tremendous West Virginia teachers strike and battles against austerity throughout the South.The Rev. Edward Pinkney, Michigan political prisoner and longtime fighter against austerity, described conditions in Benton Harbor, Mich., and described the potential for uniting working and oppressed peoples in their common struggles.Abayomi Azikiwe, a leading organizer of the Moratorium Now! Coalition, summed up the tasks of the conference in the opening plenary’s keynote address, stating:“We are here today for three fundamental reasons. It is necessary for this gathering to clearly define the character of the multiple crises we face as oppressed, impoverished and working people. Our problem is economic at its base, yet the solutions are political and social. The first step in any struggle is to know who your enemies are. Our oppression and exploitation are rooted in a system of injustice. In order for us to achieve liberation we must challenge and overcome the structural barriers to our genuine progress.“Moreover, we have come together to network among ourselves. To discuss both our strengths and weaknesses within the context of building a sustainable movement aimed at taking on the forces which are exercising hegemony over our very lives. At present no one organization has the capacity to advance the struggle without the cooperation of others. So therefore, we are here to find avenues of unity and coalition building toward our much-coveted objectives of creating a society devoid of the evils Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. cited more than 50 years ago: racism, poverty and militarism.“Finally, we look forward to the outcome of our deliberations today. The workshops should be encouraged to hammer out action items which are both specific as well as broad enough in scope so that they can be adopted by the entire conference.”Seven super workshopsThe conference then broke into seven workshops. Maurice B.P. Drew, co-founder of the Refund America Project, led a well-attended workshop on “What are interest rate swaps and the other financial instruments used by banks to rob cities and countries worldwide?” The Refund America Project is the leading organization working with community groups, from Moratorium Now! to the Committee for an Audit of the Debt in Puerto Rico, in helping to decipher these financial instruments in order to fight them in daily struggles.Yexenia Vanegas, Detroit organizer of the Poor People’s Campaign, led a workshop on this critical effort to challenge the war on the poor across the U.S. Vanessa Fluker, Detroit people’s anti-foreclosure attorney, led a workshop on the housing crisis, foreclosures, evictions and gentrification.Elena Herrada, an elected member of the Detroit School Board in exile, and Helen Moore, longtime public education activist, led a workshop on the education crisis and the defunding and privatization of public education. The workshop on water shutoffs was facilitated by Alice Jennings, lead attorney in Lyda vs. City of Detroit, which challenged Detroit’s mass water shutoffs during the city’s bankruptcy. Nicole Hill and Roslyn Walker, water shutoff victims and Lyda plaintiffs, also contributed.A workshop on food justice, fighting low wages and the inaccessibility of healthy food to the oppressed, was led by Jonathan Roberts, director of ROC (Restaurant Opportunities Center United) Michigan, which is spearheading the One Fair Wage petition campaign in Michigan. A workshop on colonization and racialized capitalism was facilitated by Antonio Rafael, leader of RaizUp and SwGrows Agroecology.After a lunch provided by ROC Michigan, Abayomi Azikiwe opened the first afternoon plenary on the international dimensions of the struggle against austerity. The featured speaker was Ricardo Santos Ramos, former president of the Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers of Puerto Rico (UTIER). Maria Del R. Ortiz Montes, his spouse and a leading activist in her own right, translated.Santos Ramos reported on the role of Promesa, the U.S. law that establishes an oversight board for restructuring Puerto Rico’s debt; the impact of the imposition of massive debt service on the continued devastation of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria; and moves being made to privatize public institutions throughout the island.Jesus Rodriguez Espinosa, former Counsel General in Chicago for the Bolivarian government of Venezuela, delivered a video statement to the anti-austerity conference from Caracas. He said that despite the hardship caused by U.S. economic sanctions against his country, he was confident of the victory of President Nicolás Maduro in the upcoming elections.Julia Kassem, a Detroit organizer of U.S. Palestine Community Network, reported on her recent trip to Lebanon. She described the lack of water and electrical infrastructure she observed there due to robbery by the European Union and Saudi elites who dominate the economy.Frank Hammer, representing ASOTRECOL Solidarity Network and a former president of United Auto Workers Local 909 in Warren, Mich., discussed the plight of union workers in Colombia. Some 3,000 unionists have been assassinated there since 1980, and hundreds of injured General Motors workers have been fired in Bogota.Cosmo, a participant in the 2017 Venceremos Brigade, described Cuba as an example of how health care and education can be guaranteed to the entire population.Solidarity messages to the conference were delivered from Fronte Popolare, Italy; Red Network, Spain; and on behalf of Jose Sison, from the Philippines, leader of the International League of People’s Struggle.Town hall meeting on many strugglesNext was a town hall meeting, chaired by community activist Carlos Topp, where representatives of struggles in Detroit and around the U.S. reported to the event. Among the speakers were Joanne Watson, former militant Detroit City councilperson; Kristy Cooper, on behalfof the Library Defense Network; David Sanchez, Southwest Detroit organizer for immigrant rights; Andrew Mayton and Trevor Wakefield, of the Baltimore Bus and Transit Riders Union; Maureen Taylor, chair of Michigan Welfare Rights Organization; and Jess Jude from Durham, N.C., on the victory over white supremacy with the dismissal of charges against nine freedom fights who took down a Confederate statue in that city.Other speakers included John Steffin and Mary Kaessinger on behalf of the People’s MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) in New York City; Kimberly Simmons, the second juvenile lifer released from Michigan prisons after serving 29 years; Martha Grevatt, from Pride at Work on the LGBTQ struggle and the fight against austerity; and Joanna Strayham, who described the housing crisis in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 1,000 immigrants recently arrested there as part of “Operation Rio Grande.”The town hall also heard from Miranda Edith from the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly on the struggle against the creation of a private police force by Johns Hopkins University; Dior Gabrielle, representing Jeff Toms from the Machinists union, on the fight against two-tier wages in the airline industry; Ted Kelly, from Philadelphia who announced the Days of Solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal and played two audiotapes from Mumia; and Jamie Smedley, from Detroit Workers World Party, who exposed the robbery of tax dollars by Mike Ilitch and Dan Gilbert, the two main Detroit gentrifiers.Fightback proposals adoptedThe final session was chaired by Yexenia Vanegas, a leading organizer of the Michigan Poor Peoples Campaign. Vanegas played a major role in building the conference. This section dealt with action proposals, which included a March 29 demonstration against tax foreclosures called by the Moratorium Now! Coalition; a national day of actions against U.S. wars on April 14, reported by Syrian-American youth activist Joe Mshahwar; and making May Day an anti-austerity day as well as a day of solidarity with immigrant rights, reported by Mike Shane.Other action proposals adopted included support for the Poor Peoples Campaign with its 40 days of civil disobedience starting May 13; and solidarity with actions calling on the Philadelphia Symphony to stop its planned trip to Zionist apartheid Israel in violation of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions campaign, announced by Joe Piette.A conference summation was given by Jerry Goldberg, an organizer for the Moratorium Now! Coalition and Detroit WWP. Goldberg emphasized the importance of taking the lessons of the conference forward by formulating programmatic demands that bring the anti-capitalist message to the day-to-day struggles of the workers and oppressed. He received a rousing response when he emphasized that the basic needs of the people ultimately will only be achieved by overthrowing the capitalist system and replacing it with socialism, where human needs and not profit will determine the course of humanity.Following the conference conclusion, a delicious dinner prepared by Youth for Global Health was served. A dynamic cultural event followed, with spoken word and music chaired by Mond Sankara, a youth leader of WWP Detroit.Throughout the day there was drumming by #1DRUM and reflections led by Gabrielle Knox of the Detroit Poetry Society.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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2.6 Million Homeowners Are In Forbearance

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / 2.6 Million Homeowners Are In Forbearance Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The total number of forbearances shifted down by three basis points from 5.23% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.20% as of February 28, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey.  A total of 2.6 million homeowners are in forbearance plans, MBA’s estimate shows.  Meantime, there was a drop to 2.94%—an uptick of 3-basis points—in the share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. Also tracking downward, Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance receded 7 basis points to 7.28%; conversely, forbearance share for portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) spiked by 2 basis points to 9.05%. On the other hand, the percentage of loans in forbearance for independent mortgage bank (IMB) servicers declined 6 basis points to 5.51%. Heading in the same direction, the percentage of loans in forbearance for depository servicers retreated 1 basis point to 5.28%.   Among independent mortgage bank servicers, the percentage of loans in forbearance dipped 6 basis points to 5.51%, while there was a 1 basis point dip to 5.28% in the percentage of loans in forbearance for depository servicers.  “There was a small decline in the total share of loans in forbearance in the last week of February, as the pace of forbearance exits increased. This continues the trend reported in prior months. Of those homeowners in forbearance, more than 12 percent were current at the end of February, down from the almost 14 percent at the end of January,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s senior vice president and chief economist. The improving economy, the soon-to-be passed stimulus package, and the many homeowners in forbearance reaching the 12-month mark of their plan could all influence the overall forbearance share in the coming months, he continued.  Meanwhile, there was a jump in forbearance relative to the week before, from 9.03% to 9.05% in the share of other loans, including portfolio and PLS loans. The MBA reported that the total number of loans currently in forbearance decreased by seven basis points from 5.29% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.22% as of February 14, 2021. Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News 2.6 Million Homeowners Are In Forbearance The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Related Articles March 9, 2021 1,496 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2021-03-09 Christina Hughes Babb Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Chuck Green Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: 2020 Delinquencies Hit Both Highs and Lows Next:  Is a Foreclosure Crisis in the Cards?  Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

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[Breaking] SC To Pronounce Judgment Tomorrow In Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan Over His Tweets

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] SC To Pronounce Judgment Tomorrow In Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan Over His Tweets LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 Aug 2020 6:59 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will pronounce judgment tomorrow in the suo moto contempt case taken against Advocate Prashant Bhushan over two of his tweets about the Chief Justice of India and the Supreme Court.A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari had reserved judgment in the case on August 5 after elaborately hearing Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave for Bhushan.Breaking : SC…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court will pronounce judgment tomorrow in the suo moto contempt case taken against Advocate Prashant Bhushan over two of his tweets about the Chief Justice of India and the Supreme Court.A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari had reserved judgment in the case on August 5 after elaborately hearing Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave for Bhushan.Breaking : SC to pronounce judgment tomorrow in the suo moto contempt case taken against Prashant Bhushan @pbhushan1 over his two tweets about CJI and the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/5hOjpOzk4b— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 13, 2020Dave submitted that Bhushan was airing only bona fide criticism against the judiciary without any malice. Dave also submitted that there were several shortcomings in the functioning of the judiciary, which warranted Bhushan’s criticism.’Why Only Certain Judges Get Politically Sensitive Matters?’ : Dave Raises Points Of Criticism Against SC In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Bhushan filed a detailed reply affidavit to the contempt notice, stating that expression of bona fide opinion about the Court cannot amount to contempt.As regards his tweet about Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, seated on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, Bhushan said in the affidavit that his comment was to underline his angusih at the non-physical functioning of the Supreme Court for the last more than three months, “as a result of which fundamental rights of citizens, such as those in detention, those destitute and poor, and others facing serious and urgent grievances were not being addressed or taken up for redressal”.As regards the tweet about the role of SC in the destruction of democracy and the role of last 4 CJIs in that, Bhushan says that it was his “bonafide impression” about them and it is his considered opinion that SC allowed the destruction of democracy and such expression of opinion however “outspoken, disagreeable or unpalatable” can’t constitute contempt.It was on July 22 that the bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra issued contempt notice to Bhushan in a suo moto case taken with respect to two of his tweets on judiciary and the Chief Justice of India.The bench, also including Justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari, prima facie, observed that his tweets “have brought disrepute to the administration of justice and are capable of undermining the dignity and authority of the Supreme Court in general and the office of the Chief Justice of India in particular, in the eyes of general public”.Read the SC order issuing contempt notice to Prashant Bhushan @pbhushan1 taking cognizance of his tweets. The Court said the tweets prima face “brought administration of justice into disrepute and are capable of undermining the dignity and authority of SC and office of CJI” https://t.co/If40NujWjm pic.twitter.com/i6AcgcMTWJ— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 22, 2020Next Storylast_img read more

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Donegal midwife appeals to HSE to settle case to access vital drug

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Donegal midwife appeals to HSE to settle case to access vital drug WhatsApp Google+ Google+center_img By News Highland – February 22, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleNorthern Ireland Fire Service being abused – McCrossanNext articlePrehistoric cooking site discovered in Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook A Donegal midwife who is suing the HSE over being wrongfully accused of malpractice is appealing for her action to be settled to enable her access the potentially life-saving drug Pembro.Philomena Canning, a native of Glenvar was suspended in 2014 and reinstated the following year, but has not practised midwifery since, despite being cleared of any wrongdoing in four separate expert reports.She now only has weeks to live and now wants a settlement after previously refusing a settlement.Ms Canning who was the leading independent midwife and home birth advocate in the State, has terminal ovarian cancer and has only weeks to live.She hopes she can be granted access to Pembro which is available on the public health system to those suffering with cervical cancer.According to the Irish Examiner the midwife was suspended in 2014 and reinstated the following year, but has not practised midwifery since, despite being cleared of any wrongdoing in four separate expert reports, two of which were commissioned by the HSE.The HSE offered to settle her action in 2015 but Ms Canning refused, as she wanted a full court hearing over what she regarded as critical safety issues in midwifery.Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Ms Canning said she now wants a settlement to pay for the immunotherapy drug.She says she does not regret refusing the previous offer, as circumstances were different then and she remains passionate the public should be informed about what she claims are shortcomings in the HSE’s safety record with expectant mothers. Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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Determined demonstrators take to Pittsburgh streets after Antwon Rose’s funeral

first_imgJustin Merriman/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — One day after the funeral for Antwon Rose — an African-American teen killed by police — determined demonstrators returned to the streets of Pittsburgh.Patricia Bates said she is protesting Tuesday because of “the injustice and inequality that goes on in the city and all over the world.”“I want justice to be served,” she said, “and I want to know why? Why [are] you devaluing innocent people and black people in general? Why do you see no value in our lives?”Rose, 17, was shot dead while fleeing an East Pittsburgh police officer on June 19 after the teen and two others were pulled over in a car believed to have been connected to an earlier shooting. Rose’s deadly shooting was caught on cellphone video and sparked outrage from his family and community.Alexis Hemingway skipped work to join Tuesday’s demonstrations, he told ABC News.“It mean everything — this is history,” Hemingway said. “Being an African-American, protesting and marching is a part of our culture and I’m going to be here.”“These are our people,” he said. “It’s not just a race thing — it’s a humanity thing. And every time someone’s murdered and there’s no justice, there should be an outcry from everybody.”“I think this is the most effort we have shown collectively in the city in a long time,” Bates said. “I think the momentum of us getting together will thrive and keep going.”Protests began after the June 19 shooting and halted for Rose’s funeral on Monday. To prepare for more protests, the Pittsburgh Police Department said all officers will work 12-hour shifts starting Tuesday morning.The incident that led to Rose’s killing began with a separate shooting about 15 minutes earlier, when someone in a passing car shot and wounded a 22-year-old man.“Witnesses described the vehicle involved in the shooting and the description was broadcast” to officers, police said.An East Pittsburgh police officer spotted a vehicle matching the description and pulled it over, police said. The 20-year-old driver — whom ABC News has confirmed operated as a Jitney driver, which is similar to ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft — was ordered out of the car and directed to the ground, police said.Rose and another passenger in that car fled on foot, police said, and the officer fired at Rose.Rose was unarmed but he was found with an empty gun ammunition clip in his pocket after he was shot, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala told ABC affiliate WTAE in Pittsburgh.Two guns were recovered from that car, police said. The driver was detained and later released.Michael Rosfeld, the 30-year-old officer who shot Rose, told WTAE he had been with the East Pittsburgh Police Department for three weeks as a part-time officer and was sworn in hours before the shooting occurred.The Allegheny County Police and district attorney’s office are investigating.Meanwhile, on Monday Rose was laid to rest during an emotional funeral filled with song, prayer, applause and calls for action.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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