Anglican Church of Southern Africa rejects blessing of same-sex civil…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Same-Sex Blessings, Same-Sex Marriage Comments (4) 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 Stephen Abraham says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Walter Brownridge says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Sep 30, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Rev. Bill Cruse says: Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel September 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm Well said Bill October 3, 2016 at 6:33 am To single out Bishops has very little to do with the spirit of transparency and accountability but the spirit of witch hunt. The Church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit has spoken its mind period. If you want to withhold your financial support as is the usual threat for those who follow the Gospel, the way is now open for you and the other lobbyists. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Africa, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Salley Stott says: Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Anglican Communion, September 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm I am heartened by ++Makgoba’s words, and call for silence, which i interpret as reverence and honoring the pain. Had the vote gone the other way, there still would be pain. This is a difficult issue for The Church, as we discern, hopefully with prayer and together. I believe God’s love knows no boundaries. That’s how I experience God’s love. A bishop said to me 16 years ago, “If I’m wrong, I’d rather be on the side of loving.” Inclusion is Christ-like. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. [Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa voted Sept. 30 to reject a proposal to allow “prayers of blessing” to be offered for people in same-sex civil unions under South African law.The vote was taken by the church’s Provincial Synod, its top legislative body, on a proposal by the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, which stretches from the northern suburbs of Cape Town to the Namibian border.The initial motion before the synod also proposed that bishops could provide for clergy who identify as LGBTI and are in legal same-sex civil unions to be licensed to minister in parishes. But the proposers withdrew this section before debate began.Opposition to the proposal was strongest among bishops, with 16 voting against and six in favor. Sixty-two percent of lay representatives to the synod voted against it (41 votes to 25), and 55 percent of clergy (42 to 34).The church includes Anglicans in Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and on the island of St. Helena. Same-sex marriage is allowed only under South African civil law.Before announcing the result, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba spoke of the “palpable pain” in the church over the vote:“I wish I was in Makgoba’s Kloof (his ancestral home) … because if one (of you) is pained and hurt, it pains me too and I have learned as a priest that there are no losers or winners in the kingdom of God.“The pain on both sides is palpable and tangible, and the image of a double-edged sword pierces me…”He added that “all is not lost.” He said the issue might hopefully be taken up again at the next Provincial Synod in 2019, and the church could also consider raising it at the next Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops in 2020.He also said the issue could be discussed at the local level in parishes and dioceses “so that we can continue to discern together the mind of God…”After announcing the vote, he called for silence “as we bring before God the pain that this outcome will cause to some members of this synod, some members of our parishes, some members of our church.” Anglican Church of Southern Africa rejects blessing of same-sex civil unions Rector Collierville, TN September 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm Tragic… Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Human Sexuality, last_img read more

More than 2000 gather in South Africa for Anglicans Ablaze

first_img 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC More than 2000 gather in South Africa for Anglicans Ablaze Anglican Communion New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Africa, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Oct 8, 2018 Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Anglican Communion News Service] More than 2,000 Anglicans from Southern Africa and around the world were in Durban, South Africa, last week for Anglicans Ablaze, an international conference within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The biennial event, which ran from Oct. 3 to 6, is a renewal platform meant to set Anglicans “ablaze with God’s love and power in order to build up the church and to serve God in the world.”Read the full article here. Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

General Convention 2021 dates announced: June 30th – July 9th…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Back to Press Releases Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 General Convention 2021 dates announced: June 30th – July 9th in Baltimore, Maryland Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH General Convention 2021 Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img General Convention, Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Mar 28, 2019 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [March 28, 2019] Following a decision by the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements, the General Convention Office has announced the ten legislative dates for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church: Wednesday June 30th to Friday July 9th, 2021.General Convention 2021 will be held at The Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland (Episcopal Diocese of Maryland).Over the next years, the General Convention Office will provide information, materials, educational items and other features about the General Convention, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, and Baltimore, MD.“The Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements and the General Convention Office are already hard at work to plan and enhance our meeting in Baltimore for the 80th General Convention,” noted the Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, executive officer and chair of the committee. “Building upon the successful innovations in Austin, and guided by the evaluations we received, the Committee is excited about our meeting in 2021.”The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, the bicameral governing body of the Church, is held every three years. It is comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops participating, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, numbering more than 800 members.For more information contact the General Convention office at [email protected] of the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements are here. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Citation alert: “Click It or Ticket” coming to Orange County

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Seat belt enforcement effort aims to raise awareness to “Buckle Up” and save livesFrom the Orange County Sheriff’s Office From May 22nd to June 4th, local law enforcement will participate in the NHTSA National “Click It or Ticket” motorist protection safety campaign, in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, expected to be one of the busiest travel weekends in years.The Orange County Sheriff’s Office embraces this effort to raise public awareness to “buckle up.” The OCSO Motor Unit will be conducting seat belt enforcement details at various locations throughout Orange County. The goal is to identify motorists not wearing safety belts. In addition, tickets will be issued for improperly restrained children to reduce injuries and fatalities from traffic crashes within Orange County. OCSO Kicks off Enforcement Effort Monday Night Who: OCSO Motor Unit Click it or Ticket Safety Belt EnforcementWhere: South Orange Blossom Trail / Holden Ave.When: MONDAY NIGHT   May 22nd from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.Thanks to a combination of the enforcement of seat belt laws and public awareness campaigns, Florida’s seat belt use reached a record high of 89.6 percent in July 2016, up from about 60.1 percent in 2000. While it is progress, it also means that every day, millions of people needlessly put their lives at risk because they don’t buckle up. (Source: FDOT.gov)“Hundreds of thousands of citizens will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend,” said OCSO Motor Unit Master Deputy Greg Rittger. “As law enforcement, we have a special role in helping protect the safety of our citizens. We want to make sure that motorists ‘buckle up’ to keep everyone safe.”Media is encouraged to promote the “Click it or Ticket” safety message by attending this event. Enforcement will be conducted most days throughout the two-week campaign. Not wearing a seat belt in Orange County is a $114.00 fine. Failing to properly restrain children ages five and under is a $164.00 fine (3 points). For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSClick It or TicketOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleCrash on Rock Springs Road ends in fatalityNext articleMermaid memories of a rainy and productive “build day” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Isle of Dogs Community Foundation goes online

first_imgIsle of Dogs Community Foundation goes online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 June 2001 | Newscenter_img The London-based Isle of Dogs Community Foundation has published its first Web site The London-based Isle of Dogs Community Foundation has published its first Web site to provide up to date information on the Foundation, its supporters, the work it funds, and its grant-making activities.Visit the Isle of Dogs Community Foundation. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Walmart workers demand living wages

first_imgWW photo: G. DunkelChallenging corporate greed, low wages and the anti-worker policies at Walmart, people organized and held protests at Walmart stores around the U.S. on “Black Friday,” Nov. 29. The busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S., it is a critical day for retail outlets to make as much profit as possible off the labor of their low-paid workers.OUR (Organization United for Respect) Walmart reports that at least 1,500 Walmart stores were hit with demonstrations on Nov. 29. Many of these protests around the country were initiated by concerned individuals and unions, who responded to a call from OUR Walmart for protests that day. Some of these protests ended in the arrest of protesters who refused police orders to disperse.In South Philadelphia, protesters handed out fliers, chanted, held signs and talked to customers at the local Walmart.About 250 people protested outside of a Walmart in Secaucus, N.J. Thirteen protesters were arrested when they sat down in the street. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra kept up the spirit of the action, which was strong and militant.Two busloads of people came from New York City, while a number of others drove and some came by public transportation. Along with OUR Walmart, organized groups included OccuEvolve, People’s Power Assembly and NY Community for Change, along with Food and Commercial Worker union ­organizers.Two protests were held Nov. 29 in Greater Cleveland, one in the morning on the city’s west side and another in the afternoon in the east side suburb of South Euclid. The first was hosted by Marjorie Chambers, vice president of United Auto Workers Local 1005, and joined by other UAW members and members of the Teamsters, Steelworkers, Cleveland Federation of Teachers and other unions. Chambers joined the second protest, hosted by Service Employees member Fran Mentch. At the second protest participants marched into the Walmart, leafleted customers and workers, and made a statement to the manager.Elsewhere in Ohio, in Dayton and Cincinnati, Black Friday protests were preceded by one-day walkouts on Nov. 18. Walkouts also occurred earlier in such cities as Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.Workers attend their first protestClose to 100 people picketed outside of the Towson Walmart near Baltimore on Nov. 29. The protest was initiated by the “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly in support of Walmart Workers. The assembly has launched a statewide campaign for a $15 minimum wage.UFCW Local 27 sent a contingent of supporters who helped lead chants. Postal workers from Community and Postal Workers United helped the group put up a 12-foot banner. Students from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County attended, along with civil rights activists Dr. Marvin “Doc” Cheatham and the Rev. Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon.The largest number of people who protested, however, had never before participated in a demonstration. They were moved to make this their first protest based on their anger at how Walmart treats its workers.Sharon Black, a representative of the Workers Assembly, told Workers World, “We were very encouraged by the incredible support witnessed by the numbers of people who came out on a holiday weekend. This is especially remarkable given the recent court injunction filed against protesters and the huge show of force by police.” Black was referring to a court injunction levied in Maryland, Florida, Arkansas and Texas against protesters entering Walmart parking lots and stores.Walmart on ‘wrong side of history’Withstanding pouring rain, protesters in Los Angeles demanded that Walmart provide a living wage for its employees. By the main entrance to the store, a flatbed truck blaring music and speakers targeted the anti-worker, anti-union labor policies of the retail giant. Surrounding the truck were hundreds of activists, union members, clergy, immigrant rights and other progressive organizations, including the International Action Center and Workers World Party. An IAC banner stating “Support Walmart Workers’ Strike, Living Wage Now” received lots of media attention and was featured in the Los Angeles Times coverage.“History always shows that when you are on the wrong side of history you will eventually lose, and Walmart is on the wrong side; the workers will win their demands and more,” IAC activist Maggie Vascassenno told Pacifica Radio’s KPFK during an interview at the protest.About 200 protesters came out to support Walmart workers in Hayward, Calif. Five people were arrested in a civil disobedience action when they blocked an intersection.Kim DeFranco reports in fightbacknews.org that in St. Paul, Minn., “Around 500 people took to the streets at the Midway Shopping Center here, Nov. 29, chanting, ‘Poverty wages have to go!’“The rally was organized by OUR Walmart (Organization United for Respect at Walmart), Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, Service Employees union, Take Action MN, Saint Cloud Workers Center and Minnesotans for a Fair Economy.“People marched through the shopping center, which brought the protest to the front doors of Walmart. A striking Walmart employee stated that not only do they work for low wages at the store but they are continually disrespected and harassed by management. The march continued into the streets, passing other stores and restaurants chanting, ‘Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart you are no good, treat your workers like you should!’ while onlookers cheered and honked horns. Once the march entered an intersection, people circled around, blocking traffic. The St. Paul police gave warnings to disperse but all stayed. About 30 people were arrested.”Sharon Black, G. Dunkel, Martha ­Grevatt, Terri Kay, John Parker and Joe Piette contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New Yorkers fight for rent protection

first_imgAbout 1 million apartments in New York City and some surrounding communities are covered by a rent-protection law, which limits the amount of rent that tenants can be charged. It appears likely that the New York state Senate will allow this law to expire at midnight on June 15.New York City is the largest city in the United States with an effective program to limit rents and defend the rights of tenants. This system has been under attack by landlords since it was established in the early 1940s.On June 9, a coalition of tenant groups and unions brought hundreds of supporters of better rent laws to the Capitol in Albany for a day of protest.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated that he did not want to risk the social eruption that would occur if billions of dollars were shifted from the pockets of tenants, mainly workers, to NYC landlords, some of the biggest real estate companies in the United States.A letter from Cuomo to NYC landlords warned them not “to use a temporary lapse in the rent stabilization laws to break existing leases,” or to intimidate tenants or coerce them to leave their homes. (Daily News, June 14)Cuomo will probably move for a weak extension of the current laws that have allowed landlords to remove 35,000 apartments from rent protections since 2011. Tenant groups estimate that 100,000 apartments are in danger of being flipped out of stabilization in the next year if the law is not strengthened.Anecdotes abound about landlords offering thousands of dollars to tenants whose apartments can be deregulated to move out, while denying them services like heat and hot water.New Yorkers face other crisesBut the attack on rent stabilization is not the only crisis affecting the housing needs of poor and working people in New York City. There are more than 59,000 homeless people living in shelters, and those numbers are growing.The 400,000 people in public housing run by the New York City Housing Authority are living in a system that has been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that NYCHA estimates it needs about $15 billion to make repairs to roofs, elevators, boilers, plumbing and more to make its units livable.One plan for resolving this lack of funds is to turn over large chunks of land devoted to public housing to private developers and use some of the funds the developers fork over for repairs. The details are in contention between NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cuomo — but both of them support privatizing a large portion of public housing.Another point of contention between Cuomo and de Blasio is the 421-A program, which gives developers substantial tax relief for creating “affordable” housing when they build market rate projects.The “affordable” rents range from $800 a month for people earning over $28,000 a year in the South Bronx, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York, to $2,800 a month in midtown Manhattan for people making $100,000 a year. In neither case would reasonable people consider such rents “affordable” — except the developers.Housing, or shelter, like food and water is a basic human right that is being severely challenged in New York City. A movement is growing to defend this right.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mask mandate and other changes make studying more difficult for some students

first_imgFacebook What we’re reading: National Guard assembled in two states, U.S. unemployment drops ReddIt Facebook Student development dean reflects on her 43 years at TCU Twitter Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history First-year class is largest in TCU’s history Students study in the library while wearing face coverings. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Charlotte Tomlinsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/charlotte-tomlinson/ Student Success Series workshops aim to support TCU students Charlotte Tomlinsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/charlotte-tomlinson/center_img Twitter Linkedin Charlotte Tomlinsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/charlotte-tomlinson/ printSome students are struggling to study effectively as they adjust to changes on and off campus from the pandemic. First-year students say that the transition from high school to college has been more difficult than usual. “The transition from high school to college is hard in itself, but learning how to study with all the new guidelines has been strenuous,” said Lil Balogh, a first-year pre-business major.Read Here: First year students experience on campus diningStudents are required to wear masks at all times on campus, a requirement Balogh said is making it more difficult to study. “I just find myself not studying for a long period of time anymore like I used to,” she said. “When I try to study in the library, I am frequently having to take breaks to breathe for a second without my mask which becomes really distracting.”Distraction is not exclusive to just first years. Max Owens, a junior finance major, is living off-campus this semester and said “it is just as difficult to study off campus as on.”Students can study under one of the many new outdoor tents on campus. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)“I love being able to live with my friends, but it becomes very hard when I have to study for a class in my room, and I hear them all outside,” Owens said. “I know a solution would be to go somewhere else, but then I am forced to wear a mask for the entire time I am trying to pay attention in class.” For students looking for places to study outside of their residence, Dean of the Mary Couts Burnett Library Tracy Hull suggested the outdoor tents that have been set up next to the library. “Studying outdoors could be a nice change of pace,” she said.For students struggling to adjust this semester, there are numerous other study tips that can be found on the university’s Center for Academic Services website. Charlotte Tomlinson + posts ReddIt Previous articleEpisode 212 – NFL Week 2, CFB Week 3 RecapNext articleFootball game brings challenges to first weekend class Charlotte Tomlinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Charlotte Tomlinsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/charlotte-tomlinson/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Ireland’s in for the “long haul” in Covid-19 fight

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Ireland’s in for the “long haul” in its fight to suppress Covid-19, according to the Taoiseach.Micheal Martin told his parliamentary party last night the UK variant is increasing the disease’s reproductive number by zero-point-five and is slowing the decline in case numbers.He also told members that reopening schools and construction will be the priority during Level 5, and he expects the numbers in hospital to be around 800 by the end of the month.Infectious disease consultant at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Eoghan De Barra, says Covid-19 will be around for some time to come:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/debarra7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Ireland’s in for the “long haul” in Covid-19 fight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleLargest amount of assaults on health staff in North WestNext articleDonegal ‘crying out for investment’ to finish Finn Harps stadium News Highland Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – February 4, 2021 Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

‘Tis the season

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Twice each night, at 6:30 and 8 o’clock, three Christmas vignettes will bring the merriment of the Christmas season to the stage as well as focus on the real reason for the season.“Everyone will be invited to bundle up and join us for short stage presentations of‘The Night Before Christmas,’ ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and the Christmas story from the Bible,” Barley said.Rosalyn Holmes will read the popular Clement C. Moore poem and the museum staff will perform a humorous version of “Twelve Days” and the Christmas story. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The museum will be decked out for Christmas and lighted paths will guide visitors around the grounds.“At the Little Red Schoolhouse, children can make a Christmas craft item to take home,” Barley said. “In the Demonstration Cabin, we’ll have hot chocolate and marshmallows to roast over an open fire. Apple cider and sweet treats will be offered in the Reunion Cabin and there will be old time music to enjoy.”The log church will be open and the carols of Christmas will be sung along with the music of the old pump organ.Old Father Christmas will pay a visit to the museum during Old Time Christmas and children will want to make their Christmas wishes known to him and have the pictures take with him.The museum’s gift shop features a variety of items that will make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, Barley said.“We have a good selection of locally made items for all ages and old time toys,” Barley said. “We even have a large number of stalks of sugar cane for sale. Shopping will be good and a lot of fun at Old Time Christmas.”Admission to Old Time Christmas is $4. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. The Pioneer Museum is getting decked out for the ‘Old Time Christmas’ event taking place from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.‘Old Time Christmas’ at the Pioneer Museum“Old Time Christmas” at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama is one of the museum’s most highly attended events each year and just what many need to get them in the Christmas spirit.The annual Christmas event will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pioneer museum on Highway 231 North in Troy. Latest Stories Sponsored Content Next UpAnd, if weather predictions are right, there will be enough nip in the night air to make it seem like Christmastime.“We’ll have all of the favorite Old Time Christmas activities plus something brand new and different,” said Kari Barley, museum director.For the first time, the museum staff and volunteers will take the stage of the amphitheater and bring Christmas stories to life. Book Nook to reopencenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like New beginnings Morgan Drinkard, Johnson Center Director, and Charles Adams stand next to the piece, Angel from the Ashes, which will be… read more By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Friday, November 30, 2012 ‘Tis the seasonlast_img read more