New York church answers bishop’s call to assist refugees

first_img Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ August 18, 2016 at 12:01 am Are these Refugees vetted? As I’m under that opinion that the vetting process is non existent in some of theses counties with no functioning government. ISIS has stated publicly tihat several methods of Jihad include Islamification by immigration and high birth rates Teddy Rosevelt speaking on what is an American said (praraphrased here) the skin color, religion, ethnicity are not what matters that when you come here. If you have allegience to one Flag and speak English then you are as American as the person whose family came over on the Mayflower or a slave race ship for that matter. By that definition these refugees do not seem to want to become part of our melting pot but rather by force of arms or sheer numbers make The Us an Islamic nation governed by Sharia Law. That is their publicly state aim. 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Volunteers included parishioners and community members.[Episcopal News Service] When St. John’s rector, the Rev. Joseph D. Greene III, read Bishop of New York Andrew Dietsche’s call to assist refugees at the vestry’s Sept. 15, 2015, meeting, there was no hesitation. Vestry members and parishioners embraced the call. Initially interested in co-sponsoring a refugee family, St. John’s learned that Westchester County doesn’t have a refugee resettlement agency. The church then turned its attention to working to change that, while at the same time exploring immediate ways to assist refugees.St. John’s was one of a handful of Episcopal churches in Westchester County that came together in November 2015 to form the Westchester Refugee Task Force. The group has grown to include over 30 churches, synagogues, Islamic centers, civic groups and individuals. Together, they are supporting resettlement efforts in neighboring Connecticut and are working with two refugee resettlement agencies to try to set up operations in Westchester County.Easter Appeal to Benefit Pre-School Refugee ChildrenWhile St. John’s continued to work with the task force, a special opportunity to help refugees arose in Spring 2016.This year, in recognition of the bishop’s call, the vestry selected a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven, Connecticut, – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services – as the beneficiary of its 2016 Easter Appeal. Not only is IRIS the agency in closest proximity to St. John’s, but its Episcopal roots are strong: it was founded by the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut in 1982, and it is an affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement agency.Specifically, funds were raised to support IRIS’s Early Learning Program, a program aimed at providing “school readiness” skills for the children, while at the same time enabling their mothers to attend IRIS’s daily English classes. More than a fundraising campaign, the appeal included opportunities for parishioners and community members to learn about the plight of refugees and the refugee resettlement process in the United States. During the drive, which ran through the seven-week Easter season, parishioners had the opportunity to learn more about refugee resettlement firsthand from IRIS Executive Director Chris George. St. John’s parishioners raised $32,000 to support refugees.Furniture DriveFrank Pierson not only loaded and unloaded furniture but also drove a 24-foot-rental truck to New Haven, Connecticut. Photo: Linnet TseAs the task force continued to work with agencies to explore the possibility of resettling refugees locally, its members became impatient and wanted to act to help refugees. St. John’s parishioners, Jmel Wilson and Wendy McFee, suggested to the task force that the church host a furniture drive for refugees arriving through IRIS to Connecticut this summer. They had no idea what the furniture drive would yield, or exactly how to get furniture to New Haven. The overwhelming community support – measured in both furniture and volunteer hours – showed that many others shared their passion.Sixty-seven local families arrived in SUVs and trucks — some of them borrowed or rented — filled with gently-used furniture.  At the end of the five-day drive, more than 350 pieces of furniture filled the lower level of the church, including sofas, tables, chairs, bed frames, dressers and lamps — enough to furnish apartments for ten refugee families. More than 50 volunteers assisted in collecting, transporting, loading and unloading three truckloads and several mini-vans of furniture, including eight teens who are part of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Chapter of the Lion’s Heart, a national teen service organization, and a handful of Yale football players who helped unload the trucks in New Haven. One Larchmont resident, Greg Mouracade, the president and owner of a professional moving and storage company, provided a 26-foot moving van and an experienced crew to help transport 3,000 cubic feet of furniture to New Haven“The overwhelming response of donors was gratitude … to finally have some concrete way of responding to the horrifying news stories and pictures. To know that what they were doing was going to directly benefit people who had suffered so much,” said Wilson.“Several donors came into the room and looked at the volume of the collection and were visibly moved by the generosity of our community,” said Wilson. “They would ask, ‘What else do you need?’  ‘What else can we do for these people?’  There was a great sense of relief that we are finally able to help.”McFee shared that it was particularly touching on Father’s Day, the second day of the drive, to see so many fathers bring their children to the drive and explain its purpose to them.IRIS is one 30 affiliates of Episcopal Migration Ministries. Finding affordable housing and providing furniture is one of the first tasks an affiliate does to assist refugees in beginning new lives in the United States. This year, IRIS expects to resettle 420 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, the Congo and Eritrea— Linnet Tse is junior warden at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Larchmont, New York. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Refugees Migration & Resettlement Submit a Job Listing 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA (The Rev.) Michelle Boomgaard says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC August 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm The United States screens all refugees before they can be approved to be resettled in the United States. In order to become legally-recognized refugees, people must be able to document that they would be harmed if they were to return to their homes. Beyond that, the US checks for criminal backgrounds and a variety of other things. It can take years for a refugee family to be approved to move to the United States.I am not sure what types of refugees you have encountered. The refugees I have known have come from a variety of countries, some Muslim, some not. When I was in seminary, I volunteered with IRIS for a time, and tutored a family that had spent three years in refugee camps in various countries before they moved to Connecticut. The family included an elderly and nearly crippled grandmother, as well as two parents and three children. A few years later, I volunteered with a Habitat for Humanity build for a different refugee family. The oldest of their four children (two of whom had been born in refugee camps, and were now in middle school) had just graduated from high school and was looking forward to getting a nursing degree. I remember that they asked what church we had come from, and were disappointed to learn that it was too far away for them to be able to visit via public transportation. I now serve on the board of the Salvation Army, and have met some of the Iranian Christian refugee children whom they tutor (they are incredibly enthusiastic bell-ringers during holiday kettle drives).In short, I would encourage you to visit, or perhaps to volunteer with programs that serve refugee communities. All kinds of organizations (Christian and otherwise) have reached out to welcome them, so you probably won’t have to look far. I believe you may be very pleasantly surprised by the people you meet. 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AD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John Lautner

first_imgCopyAbout this officeJohn LautnerOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesWoodResidentialHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 16, 2010Cite: Adelyn Perez. “AD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John Lautner” 16 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream AD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John LautnerSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John Lautner Area:  2200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Save this picture!Written by Adelyn Perez Share Photographs:  Ted VanCleave, trianglemodernisthouses.com, Sara Sackner, laplaces.blogspot.orgText description provided by the architects. Formerly called “the most modern home built in the world” by the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Malin Residence was the stereotypical scientific vision of the future brought to life when it was built by American architect John Lautner in 1960. Built for the client Malin Lautner, a young aircraft engineer, the design of the residence was in fact an engineering challenge due to its location on a forty-five degree slope in an earthquake-prone region. The house, nicknamed the “Chemosphere” hovers 30 feet over the city of Los Angeles resembling a UFO aircraft.Save this picture!© Ted VanCleaveRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWhen John Lautner was given the site in 1960, there were two common methods for building houses on the difficult sloped land. The ground could be cut to create a level platform or the house could be supported on an open steel framework. Save this picture!PlanThe client, however, had a small budget (only $30,000) so Lautner instead took advantage of the client’s extensive imagination and rejected both structural methods for one that would cost about half of the conventional solution with retaining walls and land drains. Lautner perched the entire one-story octagon on a single 30-foot concrete column, leaving the natural surroundings untouched.Save this picture!Courtesy of John Lautner FoundationSteel struts shoot out from the single column to support the floor of the house. The concrete column, however, is not the element that supports the roof of the residence. It actually does not even continue up into the interior. The inside of the house is a column-free open space. Save this picture!© trianglemodernisthouses.comThe north side of the house contains the public spaces, such as the living room, kitchen, and dining room, and the south side facing the hill slices into 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. At the peak of the house, where the column would have been, Lautner placed a circular rooflight in order to provide lighting in the deepest part of the plan. Under this rooflight there is a fireplace and a sitting area.Save this picture!SectionThe structure of the residence is made of steel and timber, and the roof is supported by curved portal frames of laminated wood. These materials were chosen due to the earthquake zone it’s located in, and the house has actually withstood hurricanes and floods, proving its structure successful. Window openings were placed along the perimeter of the house, and there is even a window on the bottom part of the structure looking over the car port. Save this picture!© Sara SacknerThis car port is the beginning of the entrance to the house. After the car is parked a private furnicular, or an inclined railway, ascends up the slope and lands at a narrow bridge which spans from the ground to the entrance near the kitchen.Save this picture!© Ted VanCleaveLautner’s futuristic “flying saucer” quickly caught the eyes of the Hollywood industry and the house has since appeared in films including Body Double and Charlie’s Angels. The modern icon floats above the city and was named one of the all time top ten houses in Los Angeles.Save this picture!© trianglemodernisthouses.comProject gallerySee allShow lessGoogle Earth Pro 5.2ArticlesAPAP Open School / LOT-EKArticles Share 1960 Projects AD Classics: Malin “Chemosphere” Residence / John Lautner United States Copy+ 13Houses•Los Angeles, United States ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64345/ad-classics-malin-chemosphere-residence-john-lautner Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64345/ad-classics-malin-chemosphere-residence-john-lautner Clipboard “COPY” Architects: John Lautner Area Area of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

CODHA Apartment Building / Dreier Frenzel Architecture + Comm…

first_imgArchDaily Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks LandmarkDesign Team:Dreier Frenzel Architecture + CommunicationCity:GenevaCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eik FrenzelText description provided by the architects. The Ecoquartier Jonction project is unique in Switzerland and Europe in terms of its size and its ability to question the ways in which people live in our society. Located in the heart of Geneva, in a central urban location, it brings together more than 333 dwellings, 35 arcades, a crèche, heritage depots and an underground car park. Save this picture!© Eik FrenzelThe centrepiece of this district, the CODHA building is the embodiment of the social loft, a hybrid concept that brings together two forms of housing: on the one hand, social housing – its domestic realities and economic requirements – and on the other hand, the imaginary loft – housing with generous and shared spatiality, born of the gentrification of industrial spaces. The social loft embodies, through the addition of its opposites, a plural manifesto of living together, both in the city and in housing.Save this picture!© Eik FrenzelSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Roman KellerThe CODHA Building realises this concept in the possibilities of flexible, vast, shared and unconventional housing; labelled Minergie P Eco and designed according to a participative approach, it houses 113 dwellings, whose diversity of sizes (2 to 25 rooms) meets the plurality of needs. It also houses community spaces scattered throughout the floors, activity areas on the ground floor, and heritage deposits in the basement. Finally, community life is structured around four green roofs that offer distinct activities.Save this picture!© Eik FrenzelProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Conceptions of Sustainable Organic ArchitectureSymposiumTracce – talks about ideas, inspirations and provocationsLecture SeriesProject locationAddress:Geneva, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953859/codha-apartment-building-dreier-frenzel-architecture-plus-communication Clipboard “COPY” Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Eik Frenzel, Roman Keller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CODHA Apartment Building / Dreier Frenzel Architecture + CommunicationSave this projectSaveCODHA Apartment Building / Dreier Frenzel Architecture + Communication CopyAbout this officeDreier Frenzel Architecture + CommunicationOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismUrban PlanningMaster PlanResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingGenevaOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on December 25, 2020Cite: “CODHA Apartment Building / Dreier Frenzel Architecture + Communication” 25 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CODHA 多元化社会公寓 / Dreier Frenzel Architecture + Communication是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyMaster Plan, Social Housing•Geneva, Switzerland Area:  17100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: center_img 2020 Photographs Manufacturers: Vectorworks, Baumgartner Fenster, KONE, Schärholzbau CODHA Apartment Building / Dreier Frenzel Architecture + Communication Year:  Architects: Dreier Frenzel Architecture + Communication Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Eik Frenzel+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953859/codha-apartment-building-dreier-frenzel-architecture-plus-communication Clipboard Perrine Bedoy, Sébastien Chaperon, Fabio De Almeida, Josué Duttweiler, Yves Dreier, Sami Farra, Joao Fernandes, Eik Frenzel, Zuzanna Hirsztritt, Nicolas Houssais, Dominik Odermatt, Anna Szewczyk, Kathrin Utz, Marion Vuachet Master Planlast_img read more

Wikinomics

first_img 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.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Wikinomicscenter_img Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Utility Aid announces completion of MBO

first_img Tagged with: Finance Management Melanie May | 10 February 2017 | News Utility Aid’s management team have announced the company’s MBO, having bought out the company for an undisclosed sum in a deal backed by new investors Peter Cullum and Neil Utley, together with Andrew King on behalf of the King Group of Companies.Management team Giles Hankinson (pictured), CEO of Utility Aid and Non-Executive Directors, Guy Fraser-Sampson and Andy Homer, led the MBO, which was completed on 24th January.Utility Aid was formed 19 years ago, and employs 37 employees across five locations; Blackpool, Birmingham, Norwich, Sleaford and Glasgow. According to Utility Aid, it works with 27 out of 30 suppliers, and with around 1,800 charity clients including Citizens Advice Bureau, the MS Society, and YMCA.Giles Hankinson said:“These are very exciting times as we continue to drive the company in the next phase of growth, notably of regulation in the utility broker sector which is ripe for consolidation. Our culture and strategy is to provide the best deal possible for our clients.“Having the right team is a priority in helping us execute our strategy, so I am delighted to be working with Peter, Andy and Neil. With their extensive knowledge of the insurance and broking business, and their experience in building businesses in a heavily regulated space, they are the ideal partners as we continue to campaign for much needed regulation. “  197 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Utility Aid announces completion of MBO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  198 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

A conversation with Iraqi immigrants

first_imgMorgantown, W.Va.War has become an everyday reality for humanity. Since 2001, the United States has been given a clear pass to start wars anywhere. It has drones and surveillance all over the world. The sovereignty of states across the globe means nothing to this global capitalist machine, which causes chaos and destruction everywhere it goes. One of these places is Iraq.I have become friends with members of the growing Iraqi refugee community in the U.S. I traveled with one Iraqi refugee to Chicago to meet other Iraqis who had to flee their homeland due to war and met quite a few who had been shot by stray bullets. A Kurdish Iraqi I know still bears the scars of a car bomb on the right side of his body.Wanting to hear an Iraqi perspective on the war that is still ravishing their homeland, I asked two Iraqis about their experiences. Because of their fear of the U.S. government, their names have been changed here to Abu Malik and Aziz.Aziz is an Iraqi Turk from Kirkuk, an ethnically diverse city in the north of Iraq whose population is a mixture of Kurdish, Turkish, Arab, Sunni and Shi’a.Aziz, a teenager when the war started, recalled his experiences in Iraq before the war: “In 2002, I went to Baghdad from Kirkuk for a trip. It was beautiful. I didn’t see what I see now, destroyed buildings and everyone carrying guns in the streets. It was wonderful.”‘Life was good in Baghdad’Abu Malik, nearly 20 years older than Aziz, talked about growing up in Baghdad under Saddam Hussein. “Life was good in Baghdad. It was the best place to grow up. Yes, you had to be aware of the government officials, but it was a good life for us. We were allowed to move around as we pleased.”Abu Malik described the initial bombing of Iraq: “I was home with my brother. My mother, father and sisters had left Baghdad, but we stayed to watch the house. We didn’t see any military, only bombing and bombing. They first hit government buildings. After one week…”He looked to Aziz and told him something in Arabic. Aziz translated: “After one week, his brother was killed. He was not military or terrorist. He was standing on the roof of the house trying to see what was going on. He was shot 30 times and then hit by shrapnel.”Asked what it was like before the war started and everyone was talking about weapons of mass destruction, Abu Malik responded: “At first we were all happy, Saddam was going to be out of power, and at first when the soldiers came in, we were all happy. But then the civil war started and the street wars.”Were sectarian issues a problem under Saddam? “Under Saddam there was never really any conflict, and things were calm. Every now and then there might be a problem, but it would end very quickly. In Baghdad we all lived together, Sunnis and Shi’a. We did not hate each other. Baghdad is hard to control. It’s a very big city. The Americans could not control it. That’s why there was looting and street wars when the soldiers came in.”What imperialism has wroughtAbu Malik said that from 2005, when the major civil war started, to 2009, he and his family would come and go from Iraq to Syria, Jordan and Kurdistan to flee the violence in Baghdad. He eventually came to the U.S. in January, where it has been an uphill struggle for him and his family to adjust to life here.These two men have seen the hell of war in their homeland and are now having to reside in the very country that attacked theirs. They hold the U.S. accountable for the growth and advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as well as the infiltration of al-Qaida. They both told me they had never heard of al-Qaida or even seen a terrorist until the U.S. came to Iraq.This is what capitalism has done. It has taken away their dignity and homeland. They now have to live as strangers in a land that devoured their family and caused division in their cities. The U.S. is the new Rome that conquers parts of the world for its own glory and advancements.Iraq is not unique, unfortunately. If nothing is done to stop capitalist-imperialist aggression, Iraq will not be the last victim of U.S. terrorist aggression.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Three journalists assaulted in parliament after taking photos of brawl between two legislators

first_img December 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists assaulted in parliament after taking photos of brawl between two legislators Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown JordanMiddle East – North Africa JordanMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information April 14, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Jordan RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned the behaviour of Jordanian legislators who assaulted three press photographers during a parliamentary session on 11 December because they had just taken photos of a scuffle between two parliamentarians. The victims were Mohammed Kissawani, Mohammed Al Rafayah and Usama Al Rifai, who were working for the Al Dustour, Al Arab Al Youm and Al Ghad daily newspapers.“It is unacceptable that acts of violence against the press should be perpetrated inside parliament by those who are supposed to uphold the law and constitution,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on Jordan’s politicians to behave in a manner appropriate to their position.”A scuffle broke out between Mohammed Adwan, the representative of Amman’s 7th district, and Abed Thawabieh, the representative of Balqa’s 2nd district, during a vote on parliamentary commissions. Three other parliamentarians, Mefleh Rheimi, Ghaleb Zubi’i and Hatem Sarayeh, intervened to separate them. All five then turned on the journalists who had witnessed the incident and verbally harangued them. Finally, three of the journalists who were taking photos were physically attacked, Rafayah’s camera was damaged, and Speaker Abdul Hali Majali ordered the confiscation of all the cameras.Calling the incident an insult to the press, four Arabic-language dailies – Al Dustour, Al Arab Al Youm, Al Ghad and Al Rai – announced they would boycott all parliamentary activities until the three journalists who had been attacked were given an apology and their equipment was returned.In a joint statement on the evening of 11 December, the newspapers described the attack as “unjustified” and said it had been “carried out by members of parliament who are supposed to guarantee democracy and the constitutionally-protected right of the press to cover subjects of interest to the public.”Thawabieh, one of the parliamentarians involved, told Reporters Without Borders it was an “isolated incident” that should not be seen as calling into question his respect for press freedom. At a meeting yesterday with the press union, the speaker of the house of representatives apologised to the journalists who were attacked and promised to have the damaged camera repaired. August 12, 2020 Find out more News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives to go further Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests Receive email alerts News News Organisation Three journalists were attacked in the Jordanian parliament and a camera was damaged after they took photos of a scuffle between two legislators. Reporters Without Borders calls on legislators to behave in a manner appropriate to their responsibilities. last_img read more

Decision time for Bishop Murray

first_imgTwitter Print BISHOP of Limerick, Dr Donal Murray, is under increased pressure to resign following comments made by the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin that he is not happy with the response of bishops named in The Murphy Report into clerical child sex abuse.Bishop Murray is to make a decision on his position in the next two weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Should he decide to stand down, it could mean a fresh wave of new appointments throughout the diocese.Speaking on RTE’s Primetime, Archbishop Murray said bishops named in the report had a responsibility to the archdiocese of Dublin, where the abuse took place, and should not be seeking answers from members of their own dioceses, and would be writing to the bishops to this effect.He added that he would, if in that position, personally prefer to come forward, rather than be “hunted or pushed” to give answers.“I can’t ask my priests to stand in front of congregations unless they have answers that they genuinely feel they can stand over. It’s not enough to say that it is a matter for dioceses where they are now”.Bishop Murray, who recently vacated the former bishop’s residence on the North Circular Road, and purchased a property in Annacotty, is named in the report for handling badly a number of complaints and suspicions against priests in the Dublin archdiocese, where he served from 1982 to 1996.During the interview on Tuesday, Archbishop Martin said that he would not be willing to sit at meetings with people who had not responded to a very serious situation.Given the planned meeting of the hierarchy next Wednesday and Thursday, it seems that he is seeking clarification and responses before then.This comes after a meeting of 80 members of the Limerick diocese – 65 priests and 15 lay people – issued a statement in support of the Bishop Murray, saying: “We believe it would be a retrograde step for the continuing development of safeguarding children, in our diocese and society, for our bishop to resign”.The wife and daughter of Peter McCloskey, an abuse victim who took his own life in 2006, have also come out in support of Bishop MurraySpeaking on Morning Ireland, Peter’s wife, Kathy, and daughter, Amy, said the bishop should not resign and that he had been a huge support to them, and was a “very kind and humane man”.A radio vox in the city showed the majority favoured the bishop stepping down.In response to the Archbishop’s comments, Bishop Murray, who replaced Jeremiah Newman in Limerick in 1996, said he was not looking to save his position, but “had merely entered into a process of engagement with the people and priests of his diocese as to whether his ministry is a hindrance or help to the diocese”.Speaking on Morning Ireland, Peter’s wife, Kathy, and daughter, Amy, said the bishop should not resign and that he had been a huge support to them, and was a “very kind and humane man”.A radio vox in the city showed the majority favoured the bishop stepping down.In response to the Archbishop’s comments, Bishop Murray, who replaced Jeremiah Newman in Limerick in 1996, said he was not looking to save his position, but “had merely entered into a process of engagement with the people and priests of his diocese as to whether his ministry is a hindrance or help to the diocese”. Linkedin NewsLocal NewsDecision time for Bishop MurrayBy admin – December 3, 2009 571 Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Email Facebook Previous articleDenis leaves a legacy of restorationNext articleArts news in brief adminlast_img read more

Faith & Fun (PHOTO GALLERY)

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 7:09 pm Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Faith & Fun (PHOTO GALLERY) By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Articlecenter_img Skip Southside Baptist Church in Troy is one of many churches of different denominations having Vacation Bible School this week. Nearly 100 children from kindergarten to fifth grade are attending the morning-long school to learn more about the Bible and God’s Word. Andrew Knick, church pastor, said the theme of this year’s VBS is Agency D-3, which is a study designed for children to investigate God’s Word through Bible study, music and arts and crafts while enjoying Christian fellowship. Time is set aside for cracker snacks and recreation. In each cracker treat was a mission statement for children. Peyton Stallings’ mission statement is Matthew 22:37 and Peyton said he’s up for his mission. Music has an important and popular place at most all VBS. K.C. Bradford found moving to music is fun. The children at VBS drew self-portraits and then found ways to disguise their portraits. Any successful investigator needs a good disguise. Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Email the author You Might Like Holley wins district State Sen. Holley won his new district, which shall include Pike County in 2015. Above, he spoke to Pike County… read more Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

DAZZLING LIGHTS: ‘Christmas in Ansley’ brings joy to the season

first_img Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content The Taylors have transformed more than an acre around their home into a wonderland that is all-aglow with the characters of Christmas and spotlights the real reason for the season, the birth of the Christ Child.The Taylors have been openly and outwardly celebrating the holiday season with “Christmas in Ansley” for about four years.The idea for “Christmas in Ansley’ originated with Shanna, who loves children and loves to decorate. DAZZLING LIGHTS: ‘Christmas in Ansley’ brings joy to the season Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy community mourning the loss of former Charles Henderson and Troy Trojan John Johnson Former players, coaches and friends are mourning the death of former Charles Henderson and Troy University student-athlete John Johnson. Johnson,… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I’m a hair dresser and a lot of my customers have children that come along with them for appointments,” Shanna said. “I started putting up outdoor decorations and the kids loved them. The more they enjoyed them, the more excited I became about the display and the more characters I added.”The Taylors titled their ever-growing display “Christmas in Ansley” and anchored the display with much-preferred “old-fashioned” displays.“Our grandparents had ‘antique’ display figures of hard blown plastic,” Shanna said. “That’s the  kind of hard plastic that was used years ago for outdoor Christmas displays. Aaron, Colt and I like the old-timey displays. They are our favorites so they are the focus of ‘Christmas in Ansley.’”The outdoor Christmas display depicts the characters of Christmas in a much-preferred “old-fashioned” way. However, the kind of displays the Taylors want for the focus of “Christmas in Ansley” are not often found in stores. Print Article Email the author Christmas season may be over for some people and in some places but not in Ansley, Alabama and not for Shanna and Aaron Taylor and their son, Colt.Around their home – literally ‘around’ their home’ –  Christmas will remain until after the ringing-in of the New Year.The Taylor home on the Shellhorn Road, about 10 miles from Troy, is a must-see for all who have Christmas in their hearts. You Might Likecenter_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Aaron Taylor travels so he is always alert to outdoor Christmas figures to add to and enhance “Christmas in Ansley.” So, some of the Christmas characters have been relocated from adjoining states.“Aaron is always looking for either blown plastic Christmas decorations or those that are handmade from wood or some other materials,” Shanna said. “I’m always looking, too, and year around, especially at yard sales. You never know what you might find.”Shanna said she also shops after-Christmas sales at the box stores, just on the chance they might have a Christmas character that would be at home in Ansley.Although the Taylors prefer the vintage items and traditional characters, they are not limited to something old, nor do they shy away from the less traditional characters of Christmas.“Christmas in Ansley” features both Santa Claus and The Grinch, something old, something new. So, the Taylors, with input from Colt, who has first-hand knowledge of what kids really have added characters of all kinds to their outdoor wonderland. Colt’s favorite display is the Singing Frogs.“Christmas in Ansley” includes Santa, and Mrs. Claus, the elves, Rudolph and the reindeer, snowmen and snowwomen, penguins, pups and a variety of woodland critters. Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy are among the favorites along with the church mice, singing frogs and the Grinch gang.The Taylors’ hope is that “Christmas in Ansley” brings the joy of Christmas to others and that it also brings added awarenss that the Christ Child is the real reason for the season. 123456789101112PrevNextStartStop By The Penny Hoarder Published 5:20 pm Friday, December 27, 2019 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more