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Philippines: News and resources from Episcopal Relief & Development

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Reese Rickards says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Joseph Mazza says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Your donation to the Philippines Fund will enable Episcopal Relief & Development to support the Episcopal Church in the Philippines as they respond to Super Typhoon Haiyan.11/15: Episcopal Church in the Philippines Active in Ecumenical Relief Efforts11/13: Statement from Prime Bishop Malecdan of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines11/12: Partners in the Philippines mobilizing volunteers to distribute relief supplies11/11: Understanding the 3 Rs of disasters: Taking the long view on disaster recovery11/11: Episcopal Church in the Philippines working with ecumenical partners11/10: Update as scope of disaster becomes known11/8: Reaching out to partners as they weather Super Typhoon Haiyan Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing November 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm I just gave a donation through ERD as they have a direct connection to the Episcopal Bishop in the Philippines, which I trust my $ going for the greatest good. I never worry about other nations giving. I follow the model of Jesus in the New Testament. He always was actively doing healing and giving guidance and His odds were much greater than ours today. November 15, 2013In the week following Super Typhoon Haiyan’s impact on November 8, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) engaged its member churches, including the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, to mobilize youth volunteers for Operation Paglingap (“caring” in Tagalog).So far, the combined effort has produced 6,000 family food packs containing a week’s worth of basic supplies such as rice, fish and cooking oil.  The supplies were purchased in Manila with local and international funds, and an additional 5,000 food packs are currently in assembly.Food and water are being distributed from Catbalogan, a city on the island of Samar, where Haiyan first made landfall.  Supply delivery is slowly progressing via truck and ferry, and NCCP staff are working with government and ecumenical partners to coordinate distribution to families in need.  Member church presence in rural communities will greatly help in expanding the reach of relief supplies.Assessments are currently underway that will inform ongoing response efforts, including the relocation of displaced persons and pastoral care for those who have lost loved ones.November 13, 2013The Most Reverend Edward P. Malecdan, Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, has released the following statement regarding the church’s response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda:A STATEMENT FROM THE ECP PRIME BISHOP ON SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDAThe Episcopal Church in the Philippines continues to offer prayers for our brothers and sisters in the central part of our country whose lives were tragically lost and broken in the ferocious path of a super typhoon that came a month after a killer earthquake also brought death and destruction in the same region. We grieve for and with them as we continue to implore Divine comfort upon all who bear the pain of such a catastrophic experience.To all our constituents, let our communities and local churches be centers of prayerful solidarity and an assurance of our love,  thoughts and hopes for our suffering brothers and sisters. Let us individually and collectively take every positive effort to contribute to the massive relief undertaking. We are now working in coordination with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines for our participation in the relief work. We also affirm and support the initiatives of our Dioceses of Davao and Central Philippines as they minister to our constituents in the affected areas.To our partners, we acknowledge and express our gratitude for your thoughts, prayers and support. We appeal for your continuing solidarity as we all join hands in rising up from the unimaginable devastation of our land.THE MOST REV. EDWARD P. MALECDANPrime BishopEpiscopal Church in the Philippines November 12, 2013The Episcopal Church in the Philippines is currently mobilizing volunteers, particularly youth, to collect and distribute relief supplies such as food, water and other necessities. Church buildings that were not heavily damaged by Haiyan are being used as centers of operation. These activities are part of a larger ecumenical effort being coordinated by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. Transportation difficulties continue to pose a significant obstacle to rescue and relief work, with many areas still only accessible by military aircraft.November 11, 2013Director of Engagement Sean McConnell writes about the three Rs of disaster response – Rescue, Relief and Recovery – and how Episcopal Relief & Development’s partnership methodology positions the organization to have the greatest long-term impact.November 11, 2013Episcopal Relief & Development has been in contact with its local partner, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.  The storm made landfall in the central Philippines on the morning of November 8, causing widespread damage and disabling power and communications lines.  Rescue and relief efforts are reportedly being hampered due to roads being clogged with debris.The Episcopal Church in the Philippines is working with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, an ecumenical group of which it is a member, to develop a coordinated response strategy.  Episcopal Relief & Development plans to offer technical and financial assistance to aid these efforts.“Our prayers are with all who were impacted by this storm,” said Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development’s Senior Vice President for Programs.  “We will continue to be in touch with our partners at the Episcopal Church in the Philippines to support them as they work with their colleague churches to determine how best to respond in this time of crisis.”The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines reported on the evening of November 10 that an estimated 9.5 million people across 41 provinces were affected by the storm, with 630,000 displaced and served both inside and outside the 1,645 active evacuation centers.  The report also estimates the number of damaged houses at just under 20,000.High winds approaching tornado-like speeds caused significant damage as the storm swept across the country, producing storm surges up to 20 feet high in coastal areas and sending waves of water more than half a mile inland.The typhoon weakened as it crossed the South China Sea to make landfall in Vietnam on the morning of November 11, and was downgraded to a tropical storm as it entered southern China later in the day.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offered the following prayer for the people of the Philippines:O God our help in time of trouble, we pray for the Filipino people who have suffered this grievous natural disaster. We pray that survivors may find water, food, and shelter, and news of their missing loved ones. There is trauma and destruction in many places, and little news from some of the areas hardest hit. Give peace and confidence, O Lord, to those in the midst of the whirlwind. Open hearts and hands around the world to respond sacrificially to the urgent need. Help us to remember that we are connected, one to another, the living to the dead, the comfortable to the suffering, the peaceful to the worried and anxious. Motivate us to change our hearts, for our misuse and pollution of the earth you have given us to share has something to do with this disaster.  Show us your suffering Son in the midst of this Calvary, that we might love one another as he has loved us.  In your holy name we pray.  Amen.Earlier in the day, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby sent a message of prayer and solidarity.  According to ACNS, “[t]he Archbishop said the Church is praying for those who are ‘most vulnerable in this crisis’ – children separated from their parents, the sick and injured, the disabled and the elderly – and will ‘stand beside the people of the Philippines’.”Your donation to the Philippines Fund will enable Episcopal Relief & Development to support the Episcopal Church in the Philippines as they respond to Super Typhoon Haiyan.November 10, 2013As local authorities continue assessments and communications lines are restored, the scope of the impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan is becoming known.The New York Times reports: “The typhoon left Tacloban in ruins, as a storm surge as high as 13 feet overwhelmed its streets, with reports from the scene saying that most of the houses had been damaged or destroyed in the city of 220,000. More than 300 bodies have already been recovered, said Tecson John S. Lim, the city administrator, adding that the toll could reach 10,000 in Tacloban alone.”Please continue to pray for all who were impacted by the storm, and for those working to save lives and restore safety and security.November 8, 2013Episcopal Relief & Development has reached out to its partners in the Philippines, as Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central part of the country on the morning of November 8.According to reports, Haiyan is the strongest typhoon this year and may be one of the strongest in history, with winds that peaked at 195 miles per hour.  The impact of the storm caused flash flooding, mudslides and 30-foot storm surges, and knocked out power and communications networks in several provinces.At this early point in the storm, three deaths have been confirmed and seven injuries reported.  As many as one million people fled to safer areas, with some 125,000 taking refuge in evacuation centers.  Authorities had warned earlier that approximately 12 million people were at risk due to the storm.Among those most at risk were the estimated 270,000 people who had been residing in tents and other makeshift shelters following the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines on October 15, killing 222 people.“Our partner, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, has done excellent work in the area of disaster risk reduction over the past few years, but when events come one on top of the other like this, challenges are compounded,” said Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development’s Senior Vice President for Programs.  “We are standing ready to offer assistance as the local Church assesses needs and identifies areas where it can best help vulnerable people in this difficult time.”Please pray for the Church in the Philippines and for all those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.Your donation to the Philippines Fund will enable Episcopal Relief & Development to support the Episcopal Church in the Philippines as they respond to Super Typhoon Haiyan. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. November 12, 2013 at 8:04 am Oh Mr. Thewalt, you have missed the point of providing aid to our sisters and brothers and our children in the Philippines. Christians have a need to give. If others never feel the need then so be it. Let us thank God the Administration needs to send its Navy ships and Marines to provide aid to those devastated people. I hope that if you haven’t already you’ll send a generous check to Episcopal Relief and Development because your need to give is present, also. Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anne Cohen says: Rector Washington, DC November 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm For the record, several nations in the world helped United States when Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast a few years ago including India and Bangladesh. However, our help of people in need should not be based on how other nations respond in times of our need. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Relief & Development In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis F WILLIAM THEWALT says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Press Release Service November 12, 2013 at 9:33 am Keep us informed of the perspective of the Church as this disaster develops. ERD is a great people to people way for us to respond when we know channels are open again. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments (6) Posted Nov 15, 2013 People stand among debris and ruins of houses destroyed after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through the province on Friday, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria, a regional police director. Photo: REUTERS/Erik De Castro[Episcopal Relief and Development] On the morning of November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines, causing widespread damage and knocking out power and communications lines.  Episcopal Relief & Development’s local partner, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, is assessing needs and determining how best to respond.center_img Koshy Mathews says: Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK November 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm Where’s the aid from Russia, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia? All have financial resources near that of the U.S. but they do nothing. Why does the U. S. have to go it alone in providing disaster relief? Who helps the U. S. when disaster strikes? Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bulletin Insertshalf page (PDF) (JPG)full page (PDF) (JPG) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Philippines: News and resources from Episcopal Relief & Development Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves devastating path of destruction Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Asia, November 13, 2013 at 11:18 am It is important to pray for these people as well as sending money to ERD. Sending goods is a poor idea because it overwhelms the people on the ground. They do not have the time or space to sort goods, many of them not needed. Sending money helps to buy what is needed the most. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Wanda Bryan says: Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

Six great one for one campaigns

first_img Melanie May | 17 October 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 [email protected] panda shoes are so cute+support WildAid’s conservation efforts for the giant panda! #oneforone— Carly Anderson (@lipglosscrayons) July 14, 2017TOMS & WildAidTOMS started One for One in 2006, donating one pair of shoes for every pair bought. It has since expanded its giving to include purchases of eyewear, coffee and bags. So far TOMS has given more than 75 million pairs of shoes to children in need, and works with more than 100 giving partners in over 70 countries worldwide, delivering glasses, water, and materials and training to provide safe births. This year it partnered with WildAid to help protect the giant panda through its Animal Initiative, which partners with non-profit animal conservation organisations to raise awareness and support for global animal protection, launching a range of panda inspired shoes. Tagged with: cause related marketing corporate Corporate Social Responsibility Donated goods With one for one campaigns, each time someone purchases a particular item, another is donated to charity: often the same item but alternatively a donation to provide another much needed product or service. Here are six companies that are doing just that, giving shoes, glasses, baby food, and other items. Good Joe & Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS TrustEach time someone buy something from Good Joe, it matches the purchase with a donation of a new item of clothing to someone in need. Good Joe adds up the number sold and twice a year it donates the same number of new t-shirts or other basics to a charity partner for distribution to people in need in the UK. Charity partners include Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and St. George’s Crypt, Leeds. The use of #foodbanks has hit an all-time high so we’ve launched #OneforOne teaming up with @TrussellTrust @MetroUK— My Little Piccolo (@MyLittlePiccolo) October 12, 2017Piccolo & the Trussell TrustPiccolo has launched its largest standalone charitable project with the One for One campaign, which sees it donating a food pouch to a food bank for every one that is purchased. Piccolo’s One for One campaign will run from October until the end of the year, with the aim of sharing 100,000 extra pouches to struggling families nationwide, and sees it working with The Trussell Trust. Glasses Direct & Essilor Vision FoundationGlasses Direct works with Essilor Vision Foundation, donating a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair of glasses bought. 2017 alone has seen more than 1.5 million people screened and over 400,000 pairs of glasses given to people in need.  161 total views,  3 views todaycenter_img SmartBuyGlasses, Unite for Sight & Eden ProjectsFor every pair of glasses bought, SmartBuyGlasses donates a pair through Unite for Sight. So far, since 2009 it has donated a total of $2,300,000 worth of glasses. It has also teamed up with Eden Projects in a partnership that sees trees planted in Haiti, Madagascar or Nepal for every sale from the Oh My Woodness! range. Hush & RefugeHush has designed a limited edition sleepwear set with matching eye mask, the proceeds of which will be donated to Refuge, with every set sold providing the equivalent of one night in a safe house for a woman and her children. Six great one for one campaigns In 2016, @Essilor Vision Foundation & partners have given 10,000 children from disadvantaged families in #China a chance to #ChangeTheWorld.— Essilor See Change (@SeeChange4all) September 25, 2017 Advertisement Slumbersac & Julia’s House HospiceEvery time someone buys a Slumbersac product, the company gives to charity. In the UK, it supports charities including Julia’s House Hospice and The Children’s Sleep Charity, and also works with business giving organisation Buy1Give1 to link with charitable projects around the world including India and Kenya. Support includes providing clean water, educational help for disadvantaged children, and immunisations. The purchase of one Slumbersac sleeping bag provides vaccinations and immunisations for ten newborn babies.  162 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

‘Lead On’ campaign focused on sustainability

first_imgSecond phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April ReddIt Linkedin TCU’s lead on campaign was launches Thursday October 24th. (photo courtesy of Twitter ReddIt Boschini is planning to visit 20 cities in hopes of selling TCU to the alumni and asking them to support TCU in its efforts to better the university. “It takes years to plan a campaign like this,” Boschini said. “You don’t want to announce a campaign unless you actually can meet it.”The chancellor is in a cost-saving mindset; there is currently a five-year hiatus on construction at TCU. This means unless the project has already started, TCU will not fund any new buildings in the next five years. However, if someone were to fully fund the building, they would have plans for it made. For more information on TCU’s Lead On campaign, visit the website. Katherine Griffith Facebook Spring athletes get another year of eligibility Facebook + posts Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines Katherine Griffith Twitter Previous articleBig 12 fines TCU: Secure the fieldNext articleTCU News Now 10/30/19 Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Katherine Griffith print An effort to raise TCU’s endowment by $1 billion is part of a larger effort focused on sustainability, according to Chancellor Victor Boschini. TCU is considered financially “stable,” according to a Wall Street analysis, that noted its steady enrollment and strong cash flow. But Moody’s Investor Service also noted the reverse of either trend could hurt TCU.In a discussion with students last month, Boschini said the “Lead On” campaign, which officially launched Oct. 24, and efforts at budget tightening are all meant to insulate the university from a downturn while giving it more resources to help students. Reporting students sat down with Chancellor Boschini to discuss the finances of TCU. Photo courtesy of Robbie Vaglio“Something I want to achieve is ultimate sustainability,” Boschini said. “I want to have enough financial aid to be ‘need-blind,’ which we aren’t right now.”University officials have already raised $600 million, including a $10 million scholarship gift which was given by the Harrison family to help middle-income students. The members of the Harrison family have been tied to the TCU community for many generations — many of them are Horned Frog graduates. Boschini said their gift to the endowment is important because it’s tied to students. “A lot of people don’t want to give to an endowment because it is not as ‘sexy’ as a building or a program,” Boschini said. “The endowment pays for scholarships, and that is the number one thing we are trying to raise money for.” Katherine Griffith Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Katherine Griffith TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Winter storm benefits businesses around TCUlast_img read more

Leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery Launches Website And Continues To Deny Involvement In Reporter’s Murder

first_img News Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Organisation RSF_en “Chauncey Bailey was killed because of his work as a journalist” added the organization. “Murders of reporters are rare in the United States. In informing people and denouncing public wrongdoings, the news media play an important role in the checks and balances that are essential to any democracy. The justice system has to send a strong signal to those who would silence the media, and show them that impunity will not prevail. We call upon press freedom supporters to sign the petition to show public support for a swift resolution of the murder”. The day after, the police department raided the facility of Your Black Muslim Bakery, suspecting some of its employees were involved in the killing, as well as other unrelated felonies. A group of young men who worked at the Bakery and were adopted by Yusuf Bey, the founder of the bakery, were already well-known because of involvement in previous crimes, ranging from vandalism to kidnapping. The leader of this particular group of young men was Yusuf Bey IV, of the Bey family. June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further Bey IV and others were apprehended that night. Devaughndre Broussard, the youngest and newest member of the Bakery employees, confessed to killing Bailey, after an unrecorded conversation with Bey IV without the presence of an officer. Broussard later recanted and his lawyer, LeRue Grim, stated his client’s confession was coerced. On the eve of the first anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder, Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed that the investigation has not made any progress. Instead, the case has become more complicated as aspects surrounding the motives for Bailey’s murder have been unleashed. Evidence, some recorded by the police and some uncovered by investigative reporters, points at someone other than the currently accused defendant as a potential perpetrator(s) and/or mastermind(s) of the crime, and suggests that local police officials may be protecting those responsible for Mr. Bailey’s death. Reporters Without Borders also disapproves of Oakland Police Chief Tucker and Deputy Chief Howard A. Jordan’s unwillingness to talk to the media. First anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder: impunity still prevails “All those responsible for the murder, the perpetrator(s), the mastermind(s) and those protecting them, must be brought to justice,” states Reporters Without Borders in the petition. “This important case must be taken away from the local officials and brought to the federal level in order to avoid further bias, pressure and conflicts of interests, and, to allow a thorough and impartial investigation.” Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say The leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery, Yusuf Bey IV, in custody for aseries of crimes not related to the murder of Chauncey Bailey, has launched a blog with the help of family and friends. In the blog he continues to deny any involvement in the murder of Bailey, defends his friendship with Stg. Derwin Longmire and complains about biased media coverage.In July a police video showed Bey IV describing Bailey’s murder in detail – yet he denied being at the scene. In his blog he posted an apology to Bailey’s family and friends for mocking and laughing at Bailey’s death. He also explained his behavior by saying it was a natural reaction because Bailey had written “hurtful news articles” about his father, the late Yusuf Bey.The Oakland Police Department said that Bey IV and other suspects do not have access to the Internet nor have free time to use a computer.Reporters Without Borders launched a petition last week urging the USAttorney General to intervene in the case to provide an independent investigation. The request came after evidence of police corruption obstructing a resolution in Bailey’s murder case.Please, Sign the petition As of Friday, 1, August, Broussard was scheduled to begin his trial on 19 September 2008 at 9:00 a.m. No one else has been charged even as an indirect participant. News On August 2nd, 2007, Bailey, the late editor for the Oakland Post, was walking to work when he was gunned down by a masked man in downtown Oakland. Receive email alerts The press freedom organization is launching a petition calling for “Justice for Chauncey Bailey” and urging the Attorney General of the United States of America to take the lead in the case. Bailey’s murder was prompted by his work as a reporter, specifically on his story regarding the bakery finances and their possible link to police corruption. The story was never published because certain information could not be verified. Oakland Post’s Publisher Paul Cobb received police protection earlier this year after being told that a contract had been put out for his murder. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says August 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery Launches Website And Continues To Deny Involvement In Reporter’s Murder There has been growing evidence that the leading investigator, Stg. Derwin Longmire, has been protecting Bey IV. Saleem Bey, Bailey’s secret source about the bakery finances, spoke about Oakland’s Police Department’s reputation for corruption. Recently, a video recorded by a hidden camera at the police department showed Bey IV describing in detail how Bailey was killed but denying ever being at the murder scene. Bey IV also talked about Sgt. Longmire’s intention to protect him and the bakery. After the video’s release, Bey IV said he knew the police were recording him and that he made false statements to mislead them. April 28, 2021 Find out more News On the eve of the first anniversary of Chauncey Bailey’s murder, Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed that the investigation has not made any progress.The press freedom organization is launching a petition calling for “Justice for Chauncey Bailey” and urging the Attorney General of the United States of America to take the lead in the case. Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff stated recently that he will not pursue an investigation about Bey IV’s possible involvement in the Bailey murder, because he already faces life in prison for other crimes. Orloff later retracted these comments by saying that pursuing an investigation on Bey IV’s unrelated crimes would buy time to develop a case regarding his connection to Bailey’s murder, and that such information might come out during Broussard’s trial.Sign the petition Newslast_img read more

MEP Kelly calls for increased support for girls and women in…

first_img Previous articleArdpatrick crowned this year’s Going For Gold overall champions for 2019Next articleWATCH: “We Have To Take Our Opportunities” Carbery and Henderson ahead of Samoa Staff Reporter Ireland South MEP Sean KellySeán Kelly MEP and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has called for increased supports for girls and women in computer science, as the EU celebrates Code Week and European Week of Action for Girls this week.“More than half of female secondary school students in Ireland say they are not given enough information about STEM subjects, while only 17 per cent of the 8 million digital technology experts in the EU are women,” the Ireland South MEP warned.“The lack of participation of women and girls in the digital economy is not only down to lower interest in STEM and ICT,” he said noting the issue also includes “distorted perceptions, stereotypes and lack of role models” to inspire girls.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It is vital that girls are well-informed of the many opportunities available to them in the STEM sectors. There remains a severe shortage of skilled ICT professionals across Europe, and there is a clear solution to this – we must encourage girls to pursue their talents in STEM subjects,” said Mr Kelly, a former teacher.Women’s voices are sorely lacking in the world of technology, which causes significant loss on all fronts – economic, societal and human capital, according to MEP Kelly.As part of EU Code Week and the European Week of Action for Girls, Mr Kelly hosted the Greenlight for Girls group in the European Parliament for the Generation Code exhibition yesterday (Tuesday).“Greenlight for Girls seeks to promote inclusive education on STEM subjects and encourage girls to pursue studies in these fields.“Coding is an increasingly important skill that girls are still not being encouraged to engage in. There is a significant gender gap among technology experts, while 40pc of enterprises recruiting ICT specialists report difficulties in getting qualified people.“We need to be equipping young women with the necessary computing skills and encourage their studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM),” Mr Kelly underlined. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img NewsBusinessPoliticsMEP Kelly calls for increased support for girls and women in techBy Staff Reporter – October 9, 2019 119 Print Email Linkedinlast_img read more

GOOD NEWS: New endowed chair largest gift in Sul Ross history

first_img Pinterest Members of the Nau family including, left to right: Parker Johnson, Victoria Nau Johnson, John L. Nau III, and Elizabeth Nau Stepanian recently established the Nau Endowed Chair in Habitat Research and Management at the Borderlands Research Institute at Sul Ross State University. Local News GOOD NEWS: New endowed chair largest gift in Sul Ross history Twitter Facebook OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Facebook ALPINE The Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University recently announced the largest philanthropic gift in its 10-year history. The $1.5 million gift will fund a new Nau Endowed Chair in Habitat Research and Management at BRI.The Nau Foundation in Houston has pledged $100,000 to an endowment and $50,000 for operations annually over the next ten years. The gift is also the largest ever received by Sul Ross State University.“Endowments are among the most impactful philanthropic gifts that can be made because they provide funding certainty for key faculty positions,” Sul Ross State University President Bill Kible said in a prepared statement. “We are extremely grateful to John L. Nau III and the Nau Foundation for this incredibly generous gift. It is a strong show of support for the outstanding reputation of BRI and will help expand the expertise of our faculty by allowing us to hire a national expert focused on habitat research and management for the region.”Nau is the chief executive officer of Silver Eagle Distributors in Houston, the largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products in the United States. The Nau family owns a ranch in West Texas and has been actively involved with the BRI for more than 10 years.The Nau family has supported BRI research projects, including studies on desert bighorn sheep, quail, and mule deer in West Texas. The Nau family has not only helped fund these studies, but their family and ranch personnel actively engage and interact with BRI students. Family member Parker Johnson currently serves on the BRI Advisory Board.“We’re proud to make this gift to support BRI’s habitat program,” Johnson said. “BRI has been a great asset to our ranch operations, to the landowners of the region and throughout Texas. Learning more about the habitat that supports thriving wildlife populations will ensure future generations will enjoy the natural resources we have today. Our family believes that supporting the habitat program will have the most impact on future conservation efforts.”“The Nau family are champions of conservation and they have been leaders in the stewardship of natural resources on the ranches they own and operate in West Texas and across the state,” said Louis Harveson, who is the Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., BRI Endowed Director and professor of Wildlife Management at Sul Ross. “What I respect the most about the Nau family is that they truly care about natural resource conservation and they seek information about how to best steward the resources they manage on their properties. They let science guide their management decisions and that philosophy has been the cornerstone of our relationship with them. We are immensely grateful for this gift.”The position will have a joint research and teaching appointment and will be jointly funded by Sul Ross and the endowment. Harveson said he hopes to hire the new position in 2018.For more than a decade, the Borderlands Research Institute has encouraged effective land stewardship of the Chihuahuan Desert. Housed at Sul Ross State University, the Borderlands Research Institute builds on a long-lasting partnership with private landowners, the university’s Range and Wildlife Program, and cooperating state, federal, and non-governmental organizations. Through research, education, and outreach, the Borderlands Research Institute is helping to conserve the last frontier of Texas and the Southwest. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ center_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School By admin – April 28, 2018 Previous articleChurch-builder reflectsNext articlePet Bath, Dip & Shots event admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News GOOD NEWS: New endowed chair largest gift in Sul Ross history WhatsApp Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSummer Spaghetti SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

How Much Have Banks Been Fined Since the Crisis?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / How Much Have Banks Been Fined Since the Crisis? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 21, 2018 4,678 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Bank of America Banking Banking Regulation BNP Paribas Citigroup Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Financial Crisis Fines Fines and Penalties Goldman Sachs JPMorgan Chase Morgan Stanley RBS UBS Wells Fargo 2018-02-21 David Wharton According to a tally released Tuesday by New York-based investment banking firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, banks have been fined $243 billion since the financial crisis in 2008.As reported by Marketwatch, repayment of the fines involves a mixture of actual cash payments, which go into federal or state coffers, and credits in the form of loan forgiveness, debt restructuring, and other measures.Bank of America is by far the hardest hit, having racked up $76.1 billion in fines since the crisis. JPMorgan Chase is second on the list with $43.7 billion in fines. There is a significant dropoff after that, with the third-highest fine load going to Citigroup at $19 billion. From there, the rundown continues with Deutsche Bank ($14 billion), Wells Fargo ($11.8 billion), RBS ($10.1 billion), BNP Paribas ($9.3 billion), Credit Suisse ($9.1 billion), Morgan Stanley ($8.6 billion), Goldman Sachs ($7.7 billion), and UBS ($6.5 billion).The report added that it does expect fines to subside going forward, citing both the fact that it’s been a decade since the crisis and that the Trump administration is actively scaling back regulation on many fronts.In related news, Goldman Sachs announced last week that forgiving principal on 806 mortgages had brought the bank to the halfway point toward fulfilling a $1.8-billion consumer-relief obligation. That obligation stems from a pair of April 2016 settlement agreements between Goldman Sachs, the U.S. Department of Justice, and three states. A report by Prof. Eric D. Green, the independent monitor tasked with overseeing the consumer-relief portions of the agreements, noted that Goldman Sachs had forgiven a total of $73,508,818 in principal on those 806 first-lien mortgages since November 15, 2017. That works out to an average principal forgiveness of $91,202 per borrower.According to the report, Goldman Sachs’ consumer-relief measures during the period since November 2017 were “spread across 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, with 35 percent of the credit located in the settling states of New York, Illinois, and California.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Bank of America Banking Banking Regulation BNP Paribas Citigroup Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Financial Crisis Fines Fines and Penalties Goldman Sachs JPMorgan Chase Morgan Stanley RBS UBS Wells Fargo Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago How Much Have Banks Been Fined Since the Crisis? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Refis Rise on Low Purchase Market Next: Fed Minutes: More Interest Rate Hikes Incoming The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, News About Author: David Wharton Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

US Congressman proud of his Donegal roots

first_img US Congressman proud of his Donegal roots WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews Brendan and his brother Kevin, with their fatherA US Congressman tipped to be a future president continues his visit to the Northwest today.Brendan Boyle’s father Frank is a native of Glencolmcille while the Democrat representative also has family members living in Donegal Town.He was formally welcomed back to Donegal, for the first time since his election, at a council function on Friday.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show Mr Boyle pointed out the importance of his Donegal roots.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.his Donegal heritage is to him: Facebook By News Highland – August 31, 2015 Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleFrank Craig on Donegal Championship Quarter Final match upsNext articleDonegal man jailed over Mad Dog murder plot News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApplast_img read more

Riverstone sells 50% stake in Utopia pipeline to South Korean consortium

first_imgThe consortium comprises of Shinhan Investment, Samtan, EIP Investment, and KDB KIAMCO Image: South Korean Consortium has acquired 50% interest in Utopia pipeline from Riverstone. Photo: courtesy of outgunned21/FreeImages. A South Korean-based consortium of infrastructure investors have acquired 50% stake in Utopia pipeline from Riverstone Holdings.The consortium comprises of Shinhan Investment, Samtan, EIP Investment, and KDB KIAMCO.The 431km pipeline delivers ethane sourced from the Marcellus and Utica shales in Harrison County, Ohio to the Samica petrochemical market in Ontario in Canada.Designed to have an initial capacity of 50,000 barrels per day (bpd), the Utopia pipeline can be expanded to over 75,000bpd through the construction of additional pump stations.The 12inch Utopia pipeline connects with an existing Kinder Morgan pipeline.EIP Investment president Heejun (June) Park said: “This transaction represents a landmark investment for our funds and we are pleased to be partners with a world-class operator. Since 2017, there have been large inflows of investments in US midstream assets by Korean strategic and institutional investors, and we expect this trend to continue.”Riverstone formed a joint venture with Kinder Morgan in 2016In 2016, Riverstone had entered into a joint venture with Kinder Morgan to build the Utopia pipeline.Kinder Morgan will continue to be the operator of the pipeline and maintain its stake in the joint venture.Riverstone principal John Jessup said: “Utopia is a unique midstream infrastructure asset that benefits from strong supply-push and demand-pull fundamentals.“Riverstone is glad to have partnered with Kinder Morgan on this project, the success of which was made possible by their broad capabilities from commercial development to project execution.”For the transaction, CIBC Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor for the consortium while Lee & Ko and Winston & Strawn acted as legal advisors.On the other hand, Morgan Stanley & Co. was exclusive financial advisors to Riverstone and Vinson & Elkins was their legal advisors.Furthermore, the Consortium had entered into a credit agreement with CIBC Capital Markets, ING Capital and Société Générale to provide debt financing to support the deal.last_img read more

Autumn Statement: Hammond confirms letting fees ban

first_imgAs expected Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced this lunchtime in his Autumn Statement that letting fees for tenants are to be banned outright “to improve competition in the private rental market and give renters greater clarity and control over what they will pay,” he said.David Cox, MD of ARLA, disagrees: “A ban on letting agent fees is a draconian measure, and will have a profoundly negative impact on the rental market. It will be the fourth assault on the sector in just over a year, and do little to help cash-poor renters save enough to get on the housing ladder. This decision is a crowd-pleaser, which will not help renters in the long-term. All of the implications need to be taken into account.A ban on letting agent fees is a draconian measure, and will have a profoundly negative impact on the rental market.’“Most letting agents do not profit from fees. Our research shows that the average fee charged by ARLA licenced agents is £202 per tenant, which we think is fair, reasonable and far from exploitative for the service tenants receive.”The ban that been on the cards for months and according to Isobel Thomson (pictured, right), chief executive of the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) is an “easy political win” that the industry has been‘sleep-walking’ into.NALS last week convened a meeting of key industry and consumer organisations to begin drawing together a Fair Fees Forum, a move that is put into doubt by the Chancellor’s confirmation that fees are to be banned outright, although civil servants are said to be supportive of the Forum’s work.“Let me be absolutely clear,” says Isobel. “NALS does not believe this is the right way to go for agents, landlords or tenants and we will continue to communicate this on your behalf to decision-makers.”Counter productive’But many agents believe an outright ban would be counter-productive and as it would raise rents as agents seek to recoup lost tenant fees from landlords, further damaging the private rental market.Nick Leeming, chairman of Jackson-Stops & Staff (pictured, left) says: “A better solution would have been to create a more competitive fee environment and ensuring that landlords are not further discouraged from the market.”Glynis Frew, MD of Hunters Property plc (pictured, below) says: “We are very disappointed by [this] announcement. An outright ban would have unintended consequences on the very people the government wants to protect perhaps financially or even in terms of property safety.“Agents perform both a service and a paralegal role when assisting tenants to move home. In our national tenant survey we commissioned earlier this year, 80% of respondents said safety of the property was important to them.“An agent plays an important role in ensuring this; 85% said the cost of rent was important and 75% of respondents said they did not want rents to increase to cover the cost of banning lettings fees. Unfortunately, it is very likely rents will increase in response to these changes.”£255 rent rise’Paul Smith, CEO of Haart (pictured, left), puts a number of the likely rent rises: “The cost of administration such as references and inventories that tenant fees would have previously covered are now likely to be passed onto the tenant through their rent,” he says.“We estimate that rents will on average increase by £21.25 per month, which is an extra £255 a year, as a direct result of this change – with tenants in London likely to be much worse off.”Paul says Haart’s data reveals that the number landlords registering to buy has fallen by 25% annually across the UK, and by 60% in London.“We’re creating a time bomb for Generation Rent by pushing landlords out of the market, as well as undermining housebuilders’ pipelines by cutting demand.“The government should concentrate on getting the market moving again, not penalising landlords, and we cannot wait until the situation on the ground reaches a crisis point.”Fairer playing field?’Not all agents are against banning tenant fees. Rob Ellice, CEO of online-only agent easyproperty (pictured, right) says he welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement.“By removing these costs, a fairer playing field will be created for the UK’s 4.3 million private renters,” he says.“Any sensible agency won’t pass on the charges to landlords, due to competition in the sector, so we don’t foresee rent rises as there is no need to add the fees to rents. Having the Government step in to abolish these fees is another example that the industry cannot self-regulate and be fair to consumers.”HOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:It’s a bombshell we saw coming, but where was the consultation?Have your say What do you think of the letting fees ban? Painful? Pointless?Philip Hammond lettings fees banned Autumn Statement ban on letting fees David Cox lettings fees November 23, 2016Nigel LewisRelated articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Autumn Statement: Hammond confirms letting fees ban previous nextRegulation & LawAutumn Statement: Hammond confirms letting fees banIndustry react angrily to expected ‘crowd pleaser’ that will ‘push rents up’.Nigel Lewis23rd November 201601,069 ViewsHOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:It’s a bombshell we saw coming, but where was the consultation?Have your say What do you think of the letting fees ban? Painful? Pointless?last_img read more