Episcopal Church launches new iPad app, ‘Wayfarer’

June 20, 2021

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first_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Posted Feb 15, 2012 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI William Robison says: Betsy Jeffery says: February 18, 2012 at 10:35 am Hey is this the Bill Robison from Trinity Wauwatosa? Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments (5) February 16, 2012 at 7:29 am Wayfarer…means wanderer…completely perfect name for our wandering church 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 Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm Hey folks, what a great idea. Downloading the first issue now, but how come there is no explicit mention of The Episcopal Church in the app description? Or when it loads? If we are producing this then our name should be on it. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Advocacy Peace & Justice, Bruce Green says: 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Dave Mitchel says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Michael Russell says: Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska February 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm Fabulous idea – looks to be a great thing. But why no availability for the iPhone too? Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Church launches new iPad app, ‘Wayfarer’ First issue features the story of Kivalina, Alaska Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church Office of Communication has launched its first iPad app, Wayfarer.Available as a free, quarterly iPad app downloadable at iTunes, all the content can also be viewed in an Internet browser here.“Wayfarer features compelling stories told through video, photographs and words,” said Lynette Wilson, Wayfarer producer.Wilson, who is also an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service, addressed the appropriateness of the name. “We chose to name the app Wayfarer because we intend to tell a wide spectrum of stories about people, possibilities and action across a broad landscape,” she said.“This is an exciting moment – it represents our entry into mobile content, appealing both to Episcopal and broader audiences,” noted Anne Rudig, Director of Episcopal Church Office of Communication. “As the title suggests, each issue of Wayfarer has been shot in a different far-flung location.”KivalinaThe first issue is Kivalina, which chronicles the story of Indigenous Alaskans faced with having to move their entire village to higher ground because of rising sea temperatures.Wilson and two cinematographers, Cristina Valdivieso and Jon Connor, spent a week in Kivalina, AK, an island village some 80 miles above the Arctic Circle, reporting on and documenting the impact of climate change on this indigenous community.Kivalina unfolds over nine chapters, covering whaling, indigenous beliefs, village life and the village’s potential relocation.In the coming months, Wayfarer will release an issue on four Episcopal nuns, who had no previous farming experience and planted an organic garden in a move toward food self-sustainability.Wayfarer, along with Episcopal News Service, are part of the Episcopal Digital Network, a digital publication network that delivers news and feature stories to church leaders, members and general audiences.Follow on Twitter @WayfarerStoriesWayfarer: http://WayfarerStories.comiPad app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wayfarer/id465079051?mt=8&ls=1Important note: The iPad app version of Wayfarer includes nine chapters of optimized high-definition video ranging in length from less than two minutes to just more than five minutes. The average download time is five minutes, but download times may vary based on the strength and speed of your WiFi connection and the number of people accessing WiFi through that connection. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm I need the iPhone app. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more


Apopka police arrest six in prostitution sting

June 19, 2021

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first_img Makes me sick when people call them beggers and whores You dont know they’re story or what has happened in they’re life for them to do what they do How about focusing on the opiate crisis that has swept thru or country taking the lives of young people How about the 25 million dollars that the Feds gave florida to help with the opiate crisis Where’s the money Mr Desantis NOT ONE FACILITY HAS GONE UP AND ITS THE CLOSE MINDED PEOPLE WHOHAVE NO UNDERSTANDING!!! OTS ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL IT KNOCKS ON YPUR DOOR AND TAKES YOUR CHILD GRANDCHILD HUSBAND WIFE COUSIN AUNT UNCLE IT IS NOT OUR PLACE T O JUDGE ANYONE ” YOU WHO ARE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleOrange County Clerk opens Self Help Center in ApopkaNext articleDeadline for nonprofit houses of worship applying for FEMA help fast approaching Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 And the undercover female cops getting their jollies…… Sharon, I just got back home, but I see you posted that Mama Mia does not realize….blah, blah, blah. How do you know what I realize, or don’t realize? You don’t know me. 11 COMMENTS Mama Mia Reply Sounds like entrapment Reply February 3, 2018 at 9:52 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter February 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm February 3, 2018 at 4:56 pm Sharon Lee Gates February 2, 2018 at 10:19 am February 1, 2018 at 5:32 pm The men arrested are: one who is black, one who is white, and four who are Hispanics. I find it very interesting that you are concerned with their race, and here is what is funny to me….you wonder if they are illegal aliens. It must be the Trump influence! LOL Too bad Mama Mia does not realize many prostitutes are victims of human trafficking and are forced into drug addiction and prostitution by their pimps! Yes, it is a serious problem and I certainly do ‘t want to see these poor souls traipsing up and down the streets of my home town of 33 years! On a second note, I notice the surnames and faces of these men soliciting for prostitution. How many are illegal aliens is what I wonder! More of these sting operations should be done by Orange County, Seminole County and Lake County, all near our home! Thank you very much, Apopka Police Department.My view is my own and this is my considered statement. No need to try to change me, commenters. Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia From the Apopka Police Department – APD NewsApopka detectives working a reverse sting on Friday, January 26th, made six arrests for prostitution. The department received a number of complaints regarding prostitution and other criminal activity along the 441-corridor in the downtown area. In an effort to curb such activity, members of the department’s detective unit have been conducting undercover activities related to the complaints in a covert capacity and members of patrol have been conducting increased street-level investigations.“It is important that we work at ensuring our citizens feel comfortable visiting the downtown area and don’t have a fear of visiting our businesses,” Chief McKinley said of the detail. “We are working on all levels to improve the quality of life for our citizens and visitors.”Over the last few weeks, department members have been conducting a number of different investigations utilizing covert techniques. Those include the purchase and sale of narcotics, reverse stings involving thefts and burglaries, and street-level prostitution. As part of the policing efforts, on Friday, January 26, Apopka Officers conducted an investigation of street-level prostitutes. Undercover female officers posed as prostitutes and were solicited for various sex acts for payment. The clients were arrested and charged. Undercover operations will continue as necessary and undercover officers will pose as buyers or sellers of various services.The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees including 108 sworn officers and staff. The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to www.crimeline.org, or e-mail [email protected] Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website. February 3, 2018 at 5:09 pm Reply Reply center_img Mama Mia This is nothing but a “big show” for the election, that is all, that it is, the “getting tuff on crime”….lol Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom February 3, 2018 at 4:35 pm Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Car burglaries, home burglaries, business burglaries, DUIs, and DWIs all over this city, and they choose to work on this? But since you wonder, I doubt that any of them are illegal aliens, because these men were actually booked into the Orange County Jail, and in the photo above are their mug shots and info. If they were illegals, they probably wouldn’t have been arrested, and put in jail….they probably would have been turned loose, too much paperwork to do, and contacting trouble. If you don’t believe it, then don’t. Just like the drunk illegal that was stopped by the city police on Park Av. at the Family Dollar Store, skunk drunk out driving, and he had been running upon the sidewalks, and a citizen saw him and called the police, and followed him, and he didn’t go to jail, although he was skunk drunk….no, he was allowed to call a family member to come pick him up, and take him home, along with his truck, and the cop had his body camera TURNED OFF! It was on the news awhile back! Reply February 1, 2018 at 5:28 pm Reply Reply Please enter your name here Tammy Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Mama Mia November 8, 2019 at 10:40 am And there are plenty of things citizens in this city have complained about….you can’t go to so many of the store parking lots and feel safe, without being confronted by beggars. The Save A Lot parking lot, Big Lots parking lot, and up around Wekiva Riverwalk is getting really bad! I have seen what I will call a ring, operating right outside of Ross Stores, and Marshalls. Then they left, and drove off in a nice new looking car. Others are on bikes, or on foot, and walk all around the cars parked out there in the lot, and they gaze into the windows looking inside the cars, and watch people coming out of the stores, and panhandle when they aren’t gazing into the vehicles. The Circle K next to the McDonalds uptown, is another hot spot for beggars, and it is really scary at night. The Wawa parking lot is totally bad for panhandlers, on the west side of town. The home burglaries, the car thefts, car break- ins, the businesses that are getting hit. It is bad, and I just feel that these are the things should be a priority, with all the other crimes that are happening daily too, plus the gun violence that is everywhere!!! And I still say it was entrapment. If those women uncover cops had not of been out there flaunting it around on the streets, those men would have probably been heading on home to their families. February 2, 2018 at 10:20 am Please enter your comment! Mama Mia February 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


Task Force Schedules Community Listening Session

June 19, 2021

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first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. “Crime and Community” is the title of the first Task Force listening sessionThe Apopka Community Task Force on Violence will be holding the first of three listening sessions for the community to participate and provide their input and recommendations pertaining to issues in our community.The first listening sessions entitled, “Crime and Community” will focus on crime in the community and the community as a whole. The meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 24th at the Fran Carlton Center.Participants are asked to RSVP via e-mail to [email protected] second listening sessions entitled, “Education and Employment/Jobs” which will be focusing on the education and employment/jobs opportunities and linkages and how it impacts the reduction of crime and delinquency.The third meeting entitled, “Family and Government Accountability” will directly focus on personal/individual and government accountability to one another. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Previous articleYard of the MonthNext articleOn This Day in History: Nation’s First Speed Limit Law Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment!last_img read more


Group Flood Insurance: How It Works

June 19, 2021

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first_img Please enter your name here Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply 4 COMMENTS From the Federal Emergency Management AgencyIf you are a survivor of Hurricane Irma, have flood damage, and no flood insurance coverage, you may receive a Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) if you claimed disaster assistance for a home or personal belongings.You may receive Group Flood Insurance coverage if you:Live in a flood-prone area;Do not have flood insurance;Suffered property damage from Hurricane Irma flooding;Are approved for FEMA disaster assistance; andWere denied a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).If you meet all these conditions, you will receive Group Flood Insurance coverage for a three-year period. The 36-month GFIP policy term begins 60 days after the date of the presidential disaster declaration, which was Sept. 10, 2017 for Hurricane Irma. The premium will be part of your FEMA disaster assistance grant.Renters will also receive Group Flood Insurance if they intend to return to their rental property. However, they must first notify FEMA of their intent to return by submitting a written statement or calling the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) helpline at 800-621-3362.Group Flood Insurance provides coverage up to $33,300. You can upgrade your coverage by purchasing an individual flood insurance policy. If you choose to purchase an individual policy, your Group Flood Insurance will be canceled.If you were affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and qualified for Group Flood Insurance, you may already have coverage. To get more information or to make a claim, call the NFIP direct servicing agency at 800-638-6620.FEMA gives GFIP recipients a notice 60 days prior to the three-year policy expiration and a final notice when coverage has been terminated. When a GFIP expires, you will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining flood insurance on your own. Failure to maintain flood insurance will affect your eligibility for future disaster assistance.Individual coverage becomes effective 30 days following NFIP’s receipt of the applicant’s name and premium payment from either the local, state, territorial, tribal government, or FEMA.For more information regarding the Group Flood Insurance program or flood insurance in general, call the NFIP call center at 800-427-4661 or go online to www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program. The Anatomy of Fear And denied a loan from the Small Business Administration….????? Tomorrow they are suppose to announce the special counsel’s, first charges, after the special investigation done by Robert Mueller. I really don’t know what good it will do if Trump has pardon power. Trump can pardon them all, plus himself, so I understand…..????? Some are expecting, at least one of Trump’s advisors to be on the list, the one with the potty mouth that got banned off of Twitter, that also advised Richard Nixon….LOL Mama Mia Reply Great….sounds like your would have to spend $$$$$ on a lawyer, just to figure out if you would qualify for it, and how it would work if you did obtain it, or needed to make a claim….geesh. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Mama Mia October 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. October 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply October 29, 2017 at 1:42 pm Correction:….sounds like you would have to spend……. Please enter your comment! TAGSFEMA Previous articleKilsheimer and Nelson differ on the budget debateNext articleBeloved Apopka police canine dies Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here October 29, 2017 at 1:29 pmlast_img read more


LimmatSpot Apartments / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

June 17, 2021

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first_img LimmatSpot Apartments / Holzer Kobler Architekturen CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments•Spreitenbach, Switzerland wlw Bauingenieure AG, Mels “COPY” Photographs:  Radek Brunecky Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Holzer Kobler Architekturen Area Area of this architecture project Mixed Use Architecture “COPY” Save this picture!© Radek Brunecky+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961160/limmatspot-apartments-holzer-kobler-architekturen Clipboard 2019 Switzerland LimmatSpot Apartments / Holzer Kobler ArchitekturenSave this projectSaveLimmatSpot Apartments / Holzer Kobler Architekturen Projects Photographs Year:  Structural engineering: Client:Solintra AG eine Immobiliengesellschaft des UBS CH Property Fund – Swiss Mixed „Sima“ c/o UBS Fund Management Switzerland AGBuilding Technology:Polke von Moos AGBuilding Physics:Grolimund + Partner AG, AarauElectrical Engineering:Enerpeak Salzmann AGLandscape Architecture:PR Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH ArbonElectrical Planning:Scherler AGFire Protection:Gruner AGCity:SpreitenbachCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Radek BruneckyRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)StonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Outside of Zurich, the “LimmatSpot” presents itself as a new urban development in Spreitenbach (Switzerland). The multifunctional building complex of more than 50’000 sq. encompasses a large array of spaces for service providers, retailers, gastronomy, offices, a multiplex movie theatre with 10 halls as well as 195 apartments. Parking is available in the two underground stories, connected to the buildings.Save this picture!© Radek BruneckyThe conception of this new city area was inspired by the special location of the area, oriented by its proximity to Spreitenbach and the Limmattalbahn, which will run across the property. The living spaces are divided into segments for families, young couples, and singles. With car-free access and the spacious inner courtyard, the “LimmatSpot” offers a local recreation modality for residents, customers, and employees.Save this picture!© Radek BruneckySave this picture!Section – FFSave this picture!© Radek BruneckyThe cinema complex, operated by Pathé will be Spreitenbach’s first cinema, with the largest hall serving as a new community venue. Due to the multi-functionality of the complex, the development becomes a link between the historic village centre of Spreitenbach and the shopping and commerce zones nearby – a “city within the city”.Save this picture!© Radek BruneckyProject gallerySee allShow lessWoodnest Cabin / Helen & HardSelected ProjectsZIO Apartment Block / Alexis Papadopoulos Architectural PracticeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Spreitenbach, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  29400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961160/limmatspot-apartments-holzer-kobler-architekturen Clipboard Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, Framo CopyAbout this officeHolzer Kobler ArchitekturenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSpreitenbachOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on May 08, 2021Cite: “LimmatSpot Apartments / Holzer Kobler Architekturen” 08 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more


Radio show discussing fundraising cancelled

June 16, 2021

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first_img Howard Lake | 29 September 2003 | News Tagged with: Individual giving 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Radio show discussing fundraising cancelled BBC radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show tomorrow will not now be discussing fundraising and campaigning as originally planned.Last week, as reported by UK Fundraising, the Institute of Fundraising asked fundraisers to take part in a radio discussion about aggressive tactics by charities. The show was due to be aired on 1 October 2003.The Institute has, however, advised its members that the radio discussion will not now go ahead. It added that “we will not let your responses go to waste, but will use them for campaigning purposes.” Advertisementlast_img read more


Massive methane leak endangers Los Angeles and environment

June 15, 2021

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first_imgA rupture in a 7-inch gas pipe at a well belonging to the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility in Los Angeles has been spewing between 50,000 and 100,000 pounds of methane into the atmosphere each hour since Oct. 23. Roughly equivalent to adding the emissions of a half million cars to the environment, the gas leak has raised California’s methane output by 25 percent.Residents of the nearby Porter Ranch neighborhood have suffered headaches, vomiting, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and nosebleeds. Nearly 3,000 have evacuated their homes, and 2,000 more are in the process. Two schools have had to close. California Gov. Jerry Brown, after 11 weeks of inaction, has declared a state of emergency, and the Federal Aviation Administration has taken the unusual step of declaring the area a no-fly zone.When methane rises into the atmosphere, it traps the sun’s heat 25 times as efficiently as carbon dioxide. It is the second-biggest contributor to global warming. This leak has been called the worst environmental accident since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.Health dangers on top of environmental onesGas company officials have dismissed claims of illness and assert that methane, also known as natural gas, is harmless in the atmosphere. The symptoms reported so far are from mercaptan, an additive that emits the smell of rotten eggs and allows people to detect the otherwise undetectable gas. But natural gas also contains benzene, a known carcinogen. Warnings have been issued about prolonged exposure for oil workers, but not enough study has been done to determine what dangers might be posed by exposure to leaks like this one.Aliso Canyon is the largest methane reservoir in the West and one of the largest in the country. Southern California Gas, which owns and operates the facility, has tried seven times to plug the leak and now says it has to drill two relief wells 8,700 feet below the surface, which will take three to four months.The company is a de facto monopoly. It owns three other reservoirs in southern California and has no competitors because of a 2003 legal maneuver agreed to by the Public Utilities Commission. It is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, the largest natural gas utility in the United States and a major force in international markets, with profits of $11 billion in 2014.The scope of the disaster was well known by the time of November’s climate conference in Paris. Gov. Brown attended the conference as a climate change crusader, uttering not a word about the Porter Ranch well rupture. Brown’s family has old ties to oil and gas interests, and he inherited a stake in the family business.The Brown administration has been more than friendly to California’s energy billionaires. In the last few years Brown has accepted $1.72 million in donations from the energy industry. Two weeks before the Aliso Canyon crisis, he appointed an oil executive to regulate the state’s oil industry. And he has been silent about the fact that his sister, Kathleen Brown, is a paid board member of Sempra Energy, drawing a $188,000 annual salary.The federal government leaves regulation of natural gas up to the states. California has virtually no regulations for construction or maintenance of natural gas facilities. The decrepit state of the reservoir at Aliso Canyon is typical of the state’s dozen reservoirs. Built in 1953 as an oil reservoir, it was converted after 20 years into a natural gas facility and has not been updated since.Had a safety valve been in place in 2015, it might have relieved some of the pressure and made it possible to plug the leak. But after such a valve broke in 1979, it was removed and bypassed by the company instead of being replaced. No federal or state regulation said it had to be there.Capitalism is a recipe for environmental crises. The agencies supposed to ensure safety and transparency are a sham and provide high-paying jobs for worthless bureaucrats. Politicians like Jerry Brown depend on corporations for their political fortune.Sempra Energy will fight tooth and nail to continue making profits regardless of the consequences to health and safety. And it’s not the only one. In southern California many oil wells are situated close to residential neighborhoods.Grass-roots struggle breaks media silenceEvery step forward since the Porter Ranch leak has happened because of grassroots struggle. Activists in both Food and Water Watch and Earthworks created a video, finally shown on the news, that uses an infrared, time-lapse technique to make visible the gas leaking from the well. FWW has also worked hand in hand with community group Save Porter Ranch to canvass neighborhoods, push for evacuations, organize rallies and generate 1,800 phone complaints about the health symptoms and odor. They also pushed the Air Quality Management Board to hold hearings to consider shutting down the Aliso Canyon facility completely.On Jan. 9, some 300 people gathered outside the high school where the first hearing was being held. They rallied and then packed the meeting hall. Nalleli Cobo, a 15-year-old student, told the rally: “I lived in South Central in front of an oil site called Allenco whose toxic emissions made us sick. I suffered nosebleeds, headaches, stomach pain, heart palpitations and I developed asthma. I realized my community was sick as well. Porter Ranch and my community have a neighbor that doesn’t belong.”After a news white-out, the consequences of the Porter Ranch disaster are now being closely followed by the capitalist media, thanks to the pressure of activists. No one knows how many more crises are in the making. Only united struggles by the people and communities most affected by capitalist chaos can ensure that health and safety are top priorities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Venezuelan diplomat kidnapped: Release Alex Saab!

June 15, 2021

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first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Nearly a year ago, on June 12, 2020, Alex Saab was pulled off a plane at an U.S. demand for his arrest, during a refueling stop in the Republic of Cabo Verde, a small and very poor island archipelago nation off the West Coast of Africa. Saab, a Venezuelan diplomat to the African Union, was on a humanitarian mission to Iran at the time of his seizure to arrange emergency shipments of food, medicines and essential supplies for Venezuela. Held in Cabo Verde since then, Saab was held for months in prison in total isolation and darkness and has been tortured.Alex Saab’s case has received international coverage, especially African news media and a great deal of attention in Venezuela, but in the U.S. corporate media, there has been almost no coverage. (See Venezuela’s orinocotribune.com, May 21) Plans for a large international campaign to defend Saab are being urgently prepared. Saab never worked in the U.S., never lived in the U.S. and was involved in no transaction that included the U.S. Every aspect of Saab’s seizure and abusive treatment violates international law. If the U.S. government can win its demand to extradite Alex Saab to the U.S., Washington could be emboldened to seize, charge and extradite anybody anywhere. This kidnapping is a chilling reminder of the notorious U.S. program launched in 2001 of secret rendition and disappearances of hundreds of people worldwide, some held for years without trial. That Saab is a credentialed diplomat makes this violation of internationally guaranteed diplomatic immunity ominous. Although diplomats may be expelled from a country, they are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under any country’s laws. U.S. sanctions on Venezuela, Iran and 37 other countries are illegal, violating international law and the U.N. Charter. Aimed at destabilizing a country through economic sabotage, sanctions create famines and shortages in essential supplies in order to target civilians.The extradition request is entirely illegal, because there is no extradition treaty between the United States and Cabo Verde. Cabo Verde is an underdeveloped country whose population of 561,000 is spread over 10 volcanic islands and which imports 90% of its food. U.S. targets Venezuela The U.S. has attempted to stop shipment of any supplies to Venezuela for years and has especially targeted a direct, house-to-house, food delivery program, called the CLAP Program. This U.S. economic terrorism deprives Venezuelans of food. The U.S. has long-standing charges against Alex Saab for his continuing diplomatic role of purchasing essential supplies for Venezuela, calling his work “money laundering.” In March, however, after three years of investigations, Swiss prosecutors found insufficient evidence to prosecute Saab. The bogus charge against Alex Saab, as well as similar cases against North Korea’s Mun Chol Myong and China’s Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, involve individuals engaged in perfectly legal international trade, not U.S. trade. (thegrayzone.com, April 27) Cabo Verde is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This body ordered Saab’s immediate release in March. But under U.S. pressure, Cabo Verde has yet to respond to ECOWAS and is preparing an extradition trial. Saab’s case has made waves on the African continent where 15 African countries are already under U.S. sanctions. It resonates in U.S.–sanctioned Iran and in Venezuela, where social media campaigns and demonstrations have demanded Saab’s release. A campaign for release of Alex Saab of half a million Twitter posts led to Twitter censoring and suspending over 1,500 accounts. Despite aggressive efforts to silence support, an international campaign is growing, Saab’s defenders presented the facts of his case in a May 19 panel, which featured two of Saab’s lawyers, Cabo Verde’s Geraldo da Cruz Almeida and Nigeria’s Femi Falana, in addition to activists William Camacaro, John Philpot, Stanfield Smith and Sara Flounders (this article’s author). It was streamed not only in the U.S. but to countries in Latin America, Africa and West Asia with simultaneous translation into English, Portuguese and Spanish. (See tinyurl.com/78ubp35j) Organized by the Alliance for Global Justice and co-sponsored by the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, Frente Hugo Chávez para la Defensa de los Pueblos Vancouver, Task Force on the Americas, Orinoco Tribune, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, International Action Center and CODEPINK, the panel drew a wide international audience. The Orinoco Tribune has published a report of the panel, which can be read at tinyurl.com/5cssayh9.Ambassador Saab sent a letter to the African Union, as Venezuela’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union, on May 25, a day celebrated across the continent as Africa Day, commemorating the founding of the Organization of African Unity on May 25, 1963. Alex Saab’s statement connected the celebration of “liberation from foreign control and oppression” to his imprisonment and “the importance for the continent of Africa to rise to fight elements of foreign dominance and imperialist domination.” The letter was published in CitiNewsRoom, in Accra, Ghana and in other African news publications. (tinyurl.com/f6xfar8e)last_img read more


Larry J. Burik Named Vice President of Facilities

June 12, 2021

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first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes People Larry J. Burik Named Vice President of Facilities From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 | 2:16 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Larry J. Burik, assistant vice president for campus facilities at Pitzer College, has been named Vice President of Facilities at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Huntington President Laura S. Trombley announced today.Burik, who has been at Pitzer since 2010, joins The Huntington staff on Sept. 1. “Larry is an exceptional team player who comes with enormous talent and experience as well as warmth and collegiality,” said Trombley. At Pitzer, Burik manages all aspects of campus maintenance and is responsible for sustainability, including LEED certifications for the various buildings on campus. He holds a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Pennsylvania State University, a plant engineering certificate from UCLA, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California.At The Huntington, Burik will be responsible for the maintenance of the structures on the property, from the historic Huntington mansion to the new Education and Visitor Center, all comprising more than 1 million square feet of space, as well as the grounds infrastructure for the 207-acre property. The position oversees planning, building design, and renovation management, and is responsible for facilities and custodial staff.At Pitzer, Burik has led a master plan to build sustainable residence halls with dozens of sustainable features, including 5,000 square feet of green roof area and a living wall that provide insulation and generate oxygen; rooftop solar panels; and a gray water collection and processing system for irrigation to the drought-tolerant landscaping. During his tenure there, he also has overseen the renovation of the president’s residence, in partnership with preservation architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod (a member of The Huntington’s Board of Overseers), addressing safety and seismic issues while maintaining the building’s historic integrity. It was the first single-family residence in Claremont to earn the LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council.“I am thrilled to be coming to The Huntington at this point in time, especially as the institution looks to become a leader in sustainability,” said Burik. “I look forward to being part of the team that innovates and experiments with ideas in a way that leads to further and substantial energy savings and a ‘greener’ footprint.”Prior to Pitzer, Burik spent more than 20 years in the aerospace industry. He began his career as a facility engineer with Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas. His responsibilities expanded as he was promoted to senior management within McDonnell Douglas and the Boeing Company.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.orgVisitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


Woman seen slamming head of injured party on ground

June 4, 2021

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first_imgPrint Facebook Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsWoman seen slamming head of injured party on groundBy admin – May 21, 2012 1689 Linkedincenter_img THE assault of a woman was captured on a phone video, a court has heard. 27-year-old Erica Landers with an address at Silverbrook, Corbally, was before the court answering bail on a Section 3 assault charge dating back to October 19 last year.  The court heard that the accused was involved in an altercation outside her home and that the incident was recorded on mobile phone. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Images captured in the footage showed the accused woman on top of the injured party where she was seen slamming the other person’s head to the ground repeatedly. She was also seen standing over the injured party. The court heard that the injured party had received fracture wounds to her hand and fingers. John Devane, solicitor, told the court that the injured party was from another locality and “had no business in the Silverbrook area at the time, other than to confront his client. The court heard from Mr Devane that his client’s house had been targeted on a number of occasions in the past but he was not linking the injured party to these incidents. Erica Landers, it was said, was defending herself and protecting her own house but he agreed that she did step over the line. With 67 previous convictions, one of which included assault, Ms Landers was said to be “very afraid to go to prison” as she believed she would return to find her house burnt down.He added that Ms Landers lives her life in daily fear but Judge Eamon O’Brien said that “we all have to operate within the law”. Erica Landers was sentenced to nine months in prison but Judge O’Brien suspended it for a period of two years. WhatsApp Email Previous articleThree uncapped players in Kidney’s Irish TourNext articlePositive step on Rutland Street adminlast_img read more