1 important tip for retirees that could boost your passive income I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephens “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Presiding Bishop Michael Curry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Executive Council, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 18, 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Lloyd Allen, obispo de la Diócesis de Honduras, preside la Santa Eucaristía el 18 de octubre al tiempo que el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal da inicio a su reunión del 18 al 21 de octubre. El Rdo. Geof Smith, director de operaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal y diácono, ayudó en el oficio. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] Parecería obvio que los episcopales tuvieran a Jesús en el centro de sus vidas y que la Iglesia Episcopal se centre en Jesús. Sin embargo, el obispo primado Michael Curry retó al Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia el 18 de octubre a reflexionar profundamente sobre si la Iglesia y sus miembros están respondiendo verdaderamente al llamado de Cristo en estos tiempos de dificultades dentro y fuera de la Iglesia.Las palabras de Curry tuvieron lugar durante la sesión de apertura de la reunión del Consejo del 18 al 21 de octubre. La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y vicepresidente del Consejo Ejecutivo, se unió a él en ese reto. Los miembros y el personal proseguirán en esa tarea el 19 de octubre, si bien desde un ángulo diferente, en una sesión que Jennings dirigirá sobre la reorganización de los comités del Consejo.Curry reconoció que datos publicados recientemente de los informes parroquiales de 2016, provenientes de cada congregación y diócesis, muestran que la membresía de la Iglesia Episcopal sigue disminuyendo. El ritmo se ha ralentizado algo, dijo él, pero la trayectoria se mantiene en descenso. Había 6.473 parroquias y misiones nacionales en 2016 en comparación con 6.510 en 2015. El número de miembros bautizados que estaban activos en 2016 era de 1.745.156, en comparación con 1.779.335 en 2015.Si bien ello puede tentar a la desesperación y a buscar vías de regresar a la Iglesia que los episcopales creen que existió en el pasado, dijo Curry, él cree que si la Iglesia se concentra en hacer y formar discípulos que verdaderamente vivan el camino de Jesús “no tendremos tiempo de lamentarnos de la Asistencia Dominical Promedio; eso se resolverá por sí solo”.“Si seguimos mirándonos al ombligo, entonces no sobreviviremos, y probablemente no deberíamos de sobrevivir”, subrayó. “Si nuestra preocupación es ser la Iglesia de los años 50, manteniendo una realidad institucional en aras de la institución, tal vez no necesitamos continuar”.Pero, si los episcopales se interesan en mantener a Jesús en el centro de sus vidas, entonces “esa es una Iglesia que tiene una razón de existir y que tendrá un futuro”.El Obispo Primado le pidió al Consejo que tomara en cuenta la historia que se relata en Hechos 16:6-10, que se conoce como el llamado macedónico. Pablo “ habiéndole sido prohibido por el Espíritu Santo hablar la palabra en Asia”, según el pasaje, tiene una visión una noche de un hombre que le ruega venir a ayudarle a él y a sus amigos en Macedonia. Una vez allí, Pablo conoce y convierte a Lydia, a la familia de ésta y a muchos otros, y planta muchas iglesias, en lo que ahora se conoce como su segundo viaje misionero.Curry insistió en que la Iglesia Episcopal podría estar experimentando su propio llamado macedónico. Los datos de asistencia que él citó o bien “son motivo de desesperación o un llamado a ir a Macedonia”. La desesperación proviene de creer que la Iglesia está impedida de resucitar “la Iglesia que creímos ser alguna vez”.“Macedonia” necesita episcopales, afirmó él, en un momento en que hay voces en nuestra cultura que se enmascaran de cristianos”. Sin embargo, esas voces “ni siquiera muestran la preocupación y el interés humanitarios básicos”, mucho menos se hacen eco del mensaje de amor y perdón de Jesús.El vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Byron Rushing, enfatiza un punto el 18 de octubre mientras los miembros del Consejo y otros presentes discuten los medios de garantizar que Jesús siempre esté en el centro de sus vidas y de la Iglesia. Russ Randle, miembro del Consejo, y Barbara Miles, presidente de la Comisión Permanente Conjunta de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas son dos de los que escuchan. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.“Creo realmente que el camino de Jesús, el camino que es misericordioso, bondadoso, amoroso, justo, bueno —ese camino y ese Jesús— es de lo que el mundo está hambriento y quiera Dios que estemos recibiendo un llamado macedónico”.Cuando los episcopales respondan a ese llamado, serán una Iglesia reorientada en torno al evangelio, en la medida en que, en la mayoría de las congregaciones, el evangelio se procese en medio de la gente que, a su vez, vuelva el rostro hacia la persona que lo proclama, dijo el Obispo Primado.Curry reconoció que su descripción del mundo necesitado de un cristianismo auténtico era un eco de lo que Jennings había presentado ante el Consejo en sus palabras al principio de la sesión. Jennings examinó una letanía de lo que dijo es una “difícil temporada para los cristianos en Estados Unidos que están comprometidos en hacer justicia, proteger la creación de Dios y salvaguardar la dignidad de todo ser humano”.La situación se percibe inestable, y para muchos estadounidenses es absolutamente alarmante”, dijo Jennings.“Me alienta que muchos cristianos, y muchos de ustedes aquí en esta mañana, están movilizándose para resistir la embestida de políticas y pronunciamientos —y mensajes de Twitter— que van contra nuestros valores evangélicos y nuestra visión del reino de Dios”, afirmó. “Las personas de fe han desempeñado importantes papeles en oponerse a varios intentos infructuosos de quitarle la atención sanitaria a millones de estadounidenses, y también estamos comprometidos a derrotar el actual intento de deportar a cientos de miles de jóvenes ‘soñadores’ a quienes trajeron indocumentados a esta país cuando eran niños”.Jennings basó ese defensa social en las decisiones de política pública tomadas por la Convención General, y encomió el apoyo de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales en Washington D.C., por ayudar a movilizar a la Iglesia Episcopal, especialmente cuando se buscan remedios legislativos.“Estamos trabajando arduamente; los problemas nos salen al encuentro con rapidez en estos días. Pero estamos organizados, estamos movilizándonos más rápidamente que en el pasado, y estamos resistiendo en defensa de las personas más vulnerables de nuestras comunidades y nuestras congregaciones”, dijo ella.Los episcopales deben “oponerse a una empobrecida y rencorosa interpretación de nuestra fe con lo que mi amigo aquí llama el mensaje amoroso, liberador y vivificador del Movimiento de Jesús”, dijo Jennings refiriéndose a Curry.Dada la gravedad de lo que Jennings describió, ella reconoció que al Consejo podría parecerle extraño cuando, el 19 de octubre, ella presida una sesión sobre la estructura de los comités del grupo.“Ahora bien, me doy cuenta de que el reino de Dios no es como una reunión de comité, o al menos espero que no”, expresó ella. “Pero la labor que realizamos aquí para cumplir con nuestra responsabilidad canónica —que es proporcionar una supervisión y dirección a nivel directivo de la labor de la DFMS tal como la ha definido la Convención General— hace posible que el resto de la Iglesia haga su trabajo. En nuestra tradición, el gobierno no se opone a la misión, ni siquiera le resta valor a la misión. El gobierno, que se desempeña con eficiencia, transparencia y colaboración, hace posibles la misión y el testimonio, el testimonio profético”.El resto de la reuniónLuego del pleno de apertura el 18 de octubre, el Consejo dedicó el resto del día y la mañana del 19 de octubre a reuniones de sus cinco comités. Más tarde el 19 de octubre, los miembros del Consejo recibirán un informe actualizado de la labor reciente de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, y tendrán un debate presidido por Jennings sobre las maneras posibles de reorganizar su trabajo en el Consejo. Las reuniones de comités ocuparán también la mayor parte de la jornada del 20 de octubre y, el 21, cada uno de los comités informará al pleno y someterá resoluciones a la consideración del organismo.La reunión del 18 al 21 de octubre tiene lugar en el Centro de Conferencias del Instituto Marítimo.Algunos miembros del Consejo están enviando mensajes vía Twitter desde la reunión valiéndose del hashtag #ExCoun.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico cada uno) por períodos de seis años, más el Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio]. Además, el vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el Secretario, el Director de Operaciones, el Tesorero y Director de Finanzas tienen asiento y voz, pero no voto.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es jefa de redacción interina de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Executive Council October 2017, Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC ¿Que sucedería si en verdad los episcopales y su Iglesia pusieran a Jesús en el centro? Curry y Jennings retan al Consejo Ejecutivo al tiempo de iniciarse su reunión de cuatro días President of the House of Deputies, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI
Year: 2012 KL&A ArchDaily Gros Ventre Residence / Stephen Dynia Architects “COPY” Structural Engineering: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/371241/gros-ventre-residence-stephen-dynia-architects Clipboard 2012 Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephen Dynia Architects+ 15 Share Gros Ventre Residence / Stephen Dynia ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGros Ventre Residence / Stephen Dynia Architects Year: United States Architects: Stephen Dynia Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStephen Dynia ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJacksonHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 10, 2013Cite: “Gros Ventre Residence / Stephen Dynia Architects” 10 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789255/arches-boulogne-antonini-darmon Clipboard Projects Year: 2016 Photographs Arches Boulogne / Antonini Darmon “COPY” “COPY” Photographs: Pierre L’Excellent, Benoit Fougeirol , Julien LanooClient:BPD MarignanCity:Boulogne-BillancourtCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Julien LanooRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. The project B5 Boulogne is part of the urban development zone called Seguin Rives de Seine near Paris. This area was formerly home to the monumental Renault factories. As a result of the delocalization of these factories, a surface of 74 hectares has been liberated. This new area named “Macrolot B5” has been divided into seven smaller blocks distributed around a large urban garden. Seven architects were selected to design seven different buildings, organized by an urban coordinator in charge of the Macrolot B5.Save this picture!© Julien LanooSave this picture!PlanWhite concrete, implemented in several ways, is the material connection between the buildings in the project. They are also connected through a common garden, located in the centre of the Macrolot B5. Not only is this generous garden visible from the surrounding streets through vaults in the buildings, but it also forms a generous ecological biotope providing calm and green views to the inhabitants. Additionally, most of the rain water is immediately treated on site to prevent over pouring the urban drain system. As a result of this, the Macrolot B5 works as an ecological hamlet, inviting people to meet, talk and reinforce a more environmental behaviour.Save this picture!© Julien LanooOur building is located in the centre of the site, which was the main constraint, just as a fountain in the middle of a cloister. How could the building’s position transcend this constraint ? The pillar of our design proceeds from this principle, this central position, providing both generous indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces by gently protecting the views brought us to this design: the Boulogne Arches.Save this picture!© Benoit FougeirolVisible from all sides, like a sculpture set on the ground, the building evolves evenly across each facade. The arch compositions are a contemporary interpretation of the classical vocabulary of the former Renault factories, yet this second skin is not just a formal one; the arches, in fact, extend around the building fulfilling different functions, with the accent on accommodation.Each property enjoys a private outdoor space of long balconies which are protected by this double skin. The width of these balconies varies according to their orientation; they are narrower to the north thus maximizing illumination. However to the South, East and West the arches provide shade against natural overheating in summer. Despite the central location of the building the second skin also provides privacy, by preventing visibility of the interior from the outside. Moreover, the housing is multi-oriented, thus benefiting from natural light and solar energy throughout the day. Finally, social housing is reinvented here thanks to the unique appearance of the structure, offering 33 social housing units in an encased building, a finely designed central piece of Macrolot B5, Boulogne. Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessPurcell Wins Competition to Revitalize St Mary RedcliffeUnbuilt ProjectTintra Footbridge / Rintala Eggertsson ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopySocial Housing•Boulogne-Billancourt, France Arches Boulogne / Antonini DarmonSave this projectSaveArches Boulogne / Antonini Darmon ArchDaily France Architects: Antonini + Darmon Architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAntonini + Darmon ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingBoulogne-BillancourtFrancePublished on June 13, 2016Cite: “Arches Boulogne / Antonini Darmon” 13 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
September 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities drop prosecution over coverage of hydro-electric plant disaster The interior ministry of the Republic of Khakassia (in southwestern Siberia) yesterday withdrew the charges of spreading false rumours that were brought against Mikhail Afanasyev, the editor the Novy Focus news website, on 20 August in connection with his coverage of an explosion at a hydro-electric plant.“We welcome this decision but we nonetheless regard this case as indicative of the hostility that many Russian officials feel towards independent news media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both the central and regional governments must abandon their high-handed attempts to control the news in times of crisis.”A total of 73 employees were killed as result of an explosion that flooded a turbine chamber at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro-electric plant on 17 August.читайте на русском——————————————————–25.08.2009 – Journalist could get three years for disputing official version of hydro-electric plant disasterReporters Without Borders condemns the defamation charges brought by the authorities in Abakan, in southwestern Siberia, against freelance journalist Mikhail Afanasyev (photo Rambler), the editor the Novy Focus news website, over his coverage of the 17 August disaster at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro-electric plant, and the confiscation of his computer and mobile phone.“We urge the Abakan public prosecutor to drop the charges against Afanasyev,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He did not, as the prosecutor claims, try to ‘attack the dignity’ of the rescue efforts or ‘sow panic in the local population.’ He just posted information he had received from journalists at the scene of the explosion, which confirmed what the relatives of the victims had said. Thanks to his reporting, human lives may have be saved.”The press freedom organisation added: “These tragic events recall others. The Russian government was accused of passivity when the nuclear submarine Kursk was trapped under the Barents Sea in August 2000 and 118 crew members died. To avoid similar accusations, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rushed to the scene of last week’s disaster. But Afanasyev quoted the claims of relatives that the authorities did not do everything possible to rescue the victims and now he is paying the price.”Afanasyev is facing a possible three-year jail sentence and heavy fines on charges of defamation and violating article 129, paragraph 3, of the Russian criminal code for his coverage of the situation at the hydro-electric plant in his blog on 18 August, the day after the explosion that flooded a turbine chamber (read the article).He reported the findings of two journalists who were at the scene, Eric Chernyshev and Gregory Nazarenko. He also quoted the claims of relatives that there were survivors in air pockets in the flooded chamber who could be heard banging on its walls. And he quoted angry comments by relatives of employees who felt the authorities were not doing everything possible to extricate survivors from the rubble. RussiaEurope – Central Asia News News Organisation Related documents -4.pdfPDF – 56.52 KB_Afanas_iev-2.pdfPDF – 45.38 KB May 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts The Russian authorities insist that every effort was made to rescue those trapped in the flooded chamber but Putin said there was little chance of finding survivors when he visited the site on 21 August. (Photo Ekho Moskvy)Russian Union of Journalists secretary-general Mikhail Fedotov has also called for the withdrawal of the charges against Afanasyev. “If Mikhail Afanasyev requests the help of the Russian Union of Journalists, we will give him all the help he needs and, as a law professor, I will personally follow the case,” Fedotov said.An outspoken journalist, Afanasyev has been the target of several defamation suits since 2004. Some were dismissed but an Abakan court ordered him to pay 3,884 dollars in one case in June 2007. The Khakassia regional authorities refused to give him a passport to travel to Moscow in December 2004 to receive the Sakharov Prize from the Foundation for the Defence of Glasnost. And he was physically attacked by police officers near Abakan on 16 June 2007.Afanasyev denies the latest defamation charges and says he just wanted to help save lives through his reporting. Officials say 71 employees died as a result of the explosion at the hydro-electric plant, while more than 20 are still missing.читайте на русском June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News Follow the news on Russia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out more
Advertisement Previous articleSimon Callow’s stunning portrayal of ‘The Man Jesus’ comes to LimerickNext articleGarda probe into missing VEC money Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Cllr Emmett O’BrienINDEPENDENT councillor Emmett O’Brien has described last week’s intervention on the future of Askeaton Leisure Centre by fellow Adare-Rathkeale representative Stephen Keary as “unfortunate” and said it was a classic case of “loose lips sinking ships”.Fine Gael councillor Keary had claimed that the future of the Askeaton centre was uncertain because of a proposed cut to their budget as a direct result of the reduction in the Local Property Tax.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Cllr Keary, the Askeaton Leisure Centre’s annual budget was to be reduced by €26,000.Cllr O’Brien said that within minutes of Cllr Keary’s “inaccurate report” he had received numerous calls from anxious staff members and members of the leisure centre.“Within, perhaps, a half hour I had received clear assurances from the executive of Limerick City and County Council that Askeaton Pool was not closing down,” he said.Cllr O’Brien went on to say that he is “particularly concerned” that some Fine Gael members cannot accept that the democratic will of the Council was invoked when Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and three independents voted to reduce Local Property Tax by three per cent.“I considered this to be a sensible reduction and was happy to put €2.70 back in the pockets of ordinary Limerick, something that has been scoffed at by some,” he said.Cllr O’Brien, who is a member of Askeaton Swim Club, maintains that as result of this “prudent” reduction in the Local Property Tax, there is only “in reality” a quarter of one per cent reduction in the overall Council budget.“How, in that context, the future of Askeaton Leisure Centre could be questioned is frankly beyond me. This is a popular centre which provides a positive and therapeutic outlet for people of all ages in terms of improving their mental and physical health,” he concluded. TAGSAskeaton Leisure CentreAskeaton Swim ClubCllr Emmett O’BrienlimerickLimerick City and County Council WhatsApp NewsLocal News‘Loose lips’ fail to sink County Limerick leisure centreBy Alan Jacques – October 23, 2014 647 Linkedin Facebook Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Facebook WhatsApp 2019 Presidential Scholars logo.jpg U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. The group includes Jordan H. Barton from Andrews High School. “I want to congratulate this year’s class of Presidential Scholars on their achievement both inside of the classroom and out,” DeVos said in a news release. “Their hard work and commitment to excellence, no matter what challenge they are tackling, will serve them well throughout their lifelong learning journeys. I have no doubt that many of tomorrow’s leaders are among this year’s class of scholars.” The 2019 ceremony will be held June 23, when each honoree will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. Of the 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,200 candidates qualified for the 2019 awards determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT and ACT exams or through nominations made by Chief State School Officers, other partner recognition organizations and the National YoungArts Foundation’s nationwide YoungArts competition. As directed by Presidential Executive Order, the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 Scholars in the Arts and 20 Scholars in Career and Technical Education. Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored over 7,500 of the nation’s top-performing students with an annual ceremony in Washington, D.C. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Pinterest Twitter Five Texas students named 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Facebook TAGS Previous articlePolice searching for two involved in Keith’s Hamburger Station theftNext articleSlain ECSO deputy honoredCeremony slated May 29 in Alpine Digital AIM Web Support Local News Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp
Zenobillis/iStockBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Atlantic hurricane season is now underway, and there’s a 60% chance of an above-normal season, according to forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.There’s a 30% chance of a near-normal season and just a 10% chance of a below-normal season, according to NOAA.Forecasters say we’ll likely see 13 to 19 named storms this season, of which six to 10 may become hurricanes — which means they’ll be strong enough to reach winds of 74 mph or higher.Of those, three to six are forecast to become major hurricanes, with Category 3, 4 or 5 strength — which means they’ll have winds of 111 mph or higher.An average hurricane season has 12 named storms, including six that become hurricanes and three major hurricanes.Several factors are contributing to this forecast: El Nino conditions are expected to be neutral or to trend toward La Nina, meaning El Nino won’t be present to subdue hurricanes, NOAA said. Also, the ocean surface temperature is warmer than average, and there are favorable conditions for development including diminished vertical wind shear, weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds and an enhanced West African monsoon.If this season is above-normal, this would mark the fifth consecutive year for an above-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin — setting a record. The old record was four years in a row of above-normal seasons, which ran from 1998 to 2001.This year’s hurricane season is made especially complicated due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Social distancing and other CDC guidance to keep you safe from COVID-19 may impact the disaster preparedness plan you had in place,” Carlos Castillo, acting deputy administrator for resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said in a statement. “With tornado season at its peak, hurricane season around the corner, and flooding, earthquakes and wildfires a risk year-round, it is time to revise and adjust your emergency plan now.”The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The most catastrophic hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season was Hurricane Dorian, which grew to a powerful Category 5, decimating the Bahamas.For the Central Pacific — which covers Hawaii — this year’s hurricane season is forecast to be near-normal to below-normal, NOAA said. That season also runs June 1 to Nov. 30.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Mason Trinca/Getty ImagesBY: QUINN OWEN, LUKE BARR AND JAKE DATE, ABC NEWS(PORTLAND, Ore.) — The U.S. attorney in Oregon has requested an investigation of federal law enforcement agents following recent clashes between federal agents and demonstrators protesting police brutality in Portland.The request comes in the wake of threats by President Donald Trump to override local authorities in cities he described as “war zones” run by “liberal left-wing Democrats.” The agents deployed in Portland this week were part of a Department of Homeland Security task force established to respond to the growing protests and acts of civil disobedience that came after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.“They just want to destroy our country,” Trump said Thursday. “We’re not going to let it happen. We’re not letting it happen.”Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, took to Twitter early Friday to accuse Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler of having “encouraged and aided” violence in his own city after Wheeler called for an end to the administration’s “heightened troop presence.” The “coordinated strategy” from @POTUS is to bring law enforcement to bear on criminal violence. The “tense situation” is the over 40 days of violence @Tedwheeler has encouraged and aided by handicapping the police and praising the violent criminals. https://t.co/NmhSmcAVTn— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) July 17, 2020Wheeler doubled down in a press conference Friday afternoon asking for Trump to remove the troops: “Keep your troops in your own buildings, or have them leave our city.”Cuccinelli told “Fox and Friends” on Friday morning the agency is prepared to send more federal agents “to places like Portland,” even without a request from local authorities. Certain DHS agents typically protect federal buildings, like courthouses, where Cuccinelli said the department may need to surge personnel.He went on to suggest that local officials have directly enabled violent protesters.“This is not just random where these violent rioters go,” he said. “And it’s probably not a coincidence that the local government is willing to let them attack the federal government because they support them.”The Homeland Security Office of Inspector General has already launched one inquiry into possible misuse of force by federal agents after reports surfaced last week that a demonstrator had been shot in the head with a nonlethal munition.A video circulated widely online this week showed agents pulling up to arrest a demonstrator in what appeared to be an unmarked van. They were later identified as Border Patrol agents operating as part of an extended federal mandate by the Trump administration to crack down on contentious protests.“Based on news accounts circulating that allege federal law enforcement detained two protestors without probable cause, I have requested the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General to open a separate investigation directed specifically at the actions of DHS personnel,” U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said in a statement.Customs and Border Protection said the person seen taken into custody in the viral video was suspected of a prior crime.“[CBP] agents had information indicating the person in the video was suspected of assaults against federal agents or destruction of federal property,” CBP spokesperson Stephanie Malin said in a statement.The person who was detained was questioned and let go with no charges filed, according to a CBP official.Jann Carson with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon called the incident a “kidnapping.”“What is happening now in Portland should concern everyone in the United States,” Carson said in a statement. “Usually when we see people in unmarked cars forcibly grab someone off the street we call it kidnapping.”ACLU lawyers said they would attempt to secure a restraining order against federal law enforcement responding to demonstrations. If granted, the order would prevent federal authorities from removing journalists or legal observers from protest areas.“It has not shocked us, but there’s been a shameful response by law enforcement in both Portland and across the country engaged in a backlash against these protests,” said Oregon ACLU’s Kelly Simon.The lawyer’s complaint aims to build on a similar order requiring Portland police to have probable cause of a committed crime before arresting or using force against protest observers and journalists.When federal agents are deployed outside their normal duties, CBP generally refrains from disclosing specifics about how many are sent to each area.“Personnel deployed have specialized training for operations in chaotic environments such as the ones we have recently faced across the country,” a CBP spokesperson said in a statement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.