Presiding bishop, retired Washington bishop join anti-hate effort

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT John Barton says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN 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 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s is the latest voice to join the 2012 Hours Against Hate campaign.Jefferts Schori’s video message, posted Aug. 2, notes the world’s “incredible diversity,” which she said “as a scientist and a person of faith, I think that’s an enormous blessing” because “each one of us comes with a different gift.”“At the same time, there is an ancient human tendency to distinguish oneself from people whom one understands as ‘other’,” she said, adding that such distinctions can be either a blessing to the other person, or a way to allow for viewing the other as an enemy.“People of faith are called routinely to see the other as a person like themselves,” she said. “We are called as Christians to love our enemies, to understand every human person as carrying the image of God.”Jefferts Schori said that the campaign is an invitation to step across artificial boundaries to discover friends among the other, and to join together to make the world a better place.Retired Diocese of Washington Bishop John Chane also contributed a video message to the campaign’s YouTube channel.The Episcopal Church, at its recently completed 77th General Convention, took a stand against bullying, calling in Resolution D022 for  “a churchwide response to the epidemic of bullying, particularly of those perceived as being ‘different’ by virtue of economic, ethnic, racial or physical characteristics, religious status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”The U.S. State Department Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith, and Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal launched the campaign in February 2011 as a way to “stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, tradition, class, and gender,” according to the department’s website.The two women ask “young people around the world to pledge their time to stop hate – to do something for someone who doesn’t look like you, pray like you, or live like you.”“We are asking the next generation to work together to build a stronger, more tolerant world,” they said on the website. “No one group can do it alone.”The campaign has a Facebook page here.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said July 31 that the campaign “has elicited commitments from young people around the world to spend tens of thousands of hours walking in someone else’s shoes.” She noted that it has become one of the London Olympics’ official initiatives. 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Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC August 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm Peace not ViolenceThe Very Rev. Canon Dr. Patrick P. Augustine, RectorChrist Episcopal Church111 North 9th St. La Crosse, WI 54601608-784-0697 (Ch) 608-385-2287“The nation needs to do some “soul-searching” on how to reduce violence”, says President Obama. In recent days our televisions broadcast one after another sad violent attack or the “hindsight” of what “could have, should have” been done to prevent them. They encompass our nation, Colorado, Arizona, Virginia, and now a Sihk temple in Wisconsin. Sadly all of these attacks have something in common, not just the lone intent of an individual(s) to take other lives. In most cases it was precipitated by some form of mental illness, or societal aberration. The man who shot Gabby Giffords in Arizona admitted he had not taken his medications to control his schizophrenia for nearly a year. In Colorado a smart student suddenly loses his grip on school and possibly reality. In Virginia, a man with a history of severe anxiety kills nearly 40. Here in Wisconsin a man with ties to white supremacy hate groups continues the theme. Addressing the violence in society is only part of the solution. Finding ways to recognize, identify and treat these individuals before they act out a terrible nightmare is key. I have heard people saying, “ Why do criminals, terrorists and other mentally ill people have access to guns?” Whether it’s fanatics with box cutters, or bombs made of fertilizer, the result is the same. Many of these men began to drift to the margins of society where they fell through the gaps; gaps of medical care, mental health care, family and community support. As they drifted away from what was good and wholesome and worthy they became fueled by the power to control whether another individual lived or died. Anger, frustration, isolation are all part of the equation. So how do we identify and provide the mental health care and support needed to turn the culture of violence into a culture of peace.Jesus sees beyond our culture of violence as the gospel says: “Jesus saw a great crowd; and he had “compassion” for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd” (v.34). The four gospels show us that Jesus is a man of great compassion. It is mentioned at least eight times there. It tells us about Jesus’ attitude toward human beings. Not just poor, helpless human beings. He ministered to the mentally sick, friendless, despondent, criminals and those living on the margins of society. It is the entire witness of Jesus’ life. His healing ministry is prominent in the gospels. He even praised the faith of the woman who reached out for healing by brazenly touching the hem of his robe. For Christians, Jesus is revelatory of God and indeed God’s unique representative in history. Compassion is the essence of the One who created us and for whom all life is lived.This description of Jesus as a man of compassion is purposely promoted in the gospels. It is the very essence of the prophetic traditions of ancient Israel which Jewish rabbi Abraham Heschel calls “divine pathos”: “to the Prophet … God does not reveal Himself in abstract absoluteness, but in a personal and intimate relationship to the world. He does not simply command and expect obedience; He is moved and affected by what happens in the world. … God is concerned about the world and shares its fate. Indeed, this is the essence of God’s moral nature: His willingness to be intimately involved in the history of man.”[1]Followers of Jesus Christ cannot be passive spectators or participants in violence. He offers us an alternative and expects action. “You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 4: 43-44). This might sound naïve and weak to the powerful, just as the message of the cross seemed ineffective to perpetrators of violence in Jesus’ time. But true disciples understand the ultimate intent is to redeem humanity from the bondage of violence, not to place one group in power over another. The church’s mission is to proclaim the gospel of release and redemption even in the face of terror, and death. The church is empowered by Jesus Christ to proclaim his message of healing and reconciliation. If we don’t, who will? “In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself…and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us” (2 Corinthians 5:19). Jesus sends his Church on a two-fold mandate to love God and to love our neighbor. We can do both by recognizing and repeating these truths among people of all faiths, even the faithless.Christians and people of the living faith beliefs and devotion to God are similar in many respects. We should seek and celebrate our commonalities and tolerate our differences. In our communities we should seek opportunities for dialogue; to learn and appreciate each other’s faith traditions. Hans Kung, a Catholic theologian has said, “There can be no peace among nations without peace among the religions and religious peace can be established only through religious dialogue.”Our religious communities of faith emphasize worship and prayer as essential elements in faithfulness to God. This is exactly what the Sikh community was doing in their house of prayer when attacked by a gunman filled with hate. Followers of Christ should unceasingly pray for harmony and tolerance among our faith communities. We invite people of all faiths to pray with us for peace and goodwill on earth towards each other.Our churches and homes should be embassies of hospitality. “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2). Henry Nouwen has said, “Hospitality is our vocation: to convert hostis into hospes, the enemy into guest, and to create the free and fearless space where brotherhood and sisterhood can be formed and fully experienced.”People of all faith communities need each other. In a world where technology draws us ever closer, intertwining lives and livelihood, it is imperative that we co-exist peacefully in our global village. Praying and working for peace and reconciliation must become daily activities for each and every follower of Christ. Jesus of the Gospels is a man of compassion, peace to reconcile and to heal the broken timber of our humanity caused by hatred and walls of division.For Christians our missional call is to live our lives with the same compassion as Jesus. It is reaching out to those on the margins of society, letting them know they are not lost sheep, but found. The call of the disciples of Jesus is not to forecast doom and gloom but to call our world to a better way of living as we have come to know that God extracted out of the death of Jesus Christ a great victory, the victory of life over death, that God showed in the victory of Jesus that goodness is stronger than evil, that love is stronger than darkness, that life is stronger than death, that love is stronger than hate.[2]Our work is in the world, not cloistered in church buildings set apart from the challenges of daily life. Jesus and his disciples encountered people in need as part of their movement to heal, to feed, and to be the agents of shalom to transform our society, calling them to repent from their disastrous evil ways. Jesus sends his disciples into the world to help God repair the brokenness caused by sin.“Our Nation needs to do some “soul searching” on how to reduce violence.” The violence in our nation has caused many to mourn the loss of human lives. A young son of the mother killed in Sikh House of Prayer said, “Our mother brought us to this land of opportunity. Now my dreams are shattered.” May God guide and bless us to be the instruments of peace to create a world of people of different religions, ethnicities as “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” August 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm I’m glad to see that our Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori and our retired Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane are continuing to fight the good fight. No surprises there. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By ENS staffPosted Aug 8, 2012 Patrick P. Augustine says: Presiding bishop, retired Washington bishop join anti-hate effort Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

Studio for Arranz Bravo / Garcés – De Seta – Bonet

first_img Spain Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507115/studio-for-arranz-bravo-garces-de-seta-bonet Clipboard Houses Year:  Studio for Arranz Bravo / Garcés – De Seta – BonetSave this projectSaveStudio for Arranz Bravo / Garcés – De Seta – Bonet Architects: Garcés – De Seta – Bonet Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2013 CopyHouses•Barcelona, Spain Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaText description provided by the architects. The new building is designed for a sole activity: creation, an introspective and solitary experience, just as the painter told us. This led us to handle the volume compactly, with a uniform exterior design –layers of insulation and clear stucco in an expressive continuance of walls and cover– to establish a feeling of familiarity with the natural surroundings in an unobtrusive manner. The interior is a fluid and multiple concrete cavity – a direct result of the monolithic structural construction concept and the search for harsh and naked spaces that serve the artistic work that takes place inside.The plot of land is sloping, with an abundance of trees on the northern face of Tibidabo, and is adjacent to the painter’s house. The small building has the largest –12 m x 13.5 m–, and emptiest painting studio possible, a result of the meeting between the prismatic volume and the land, a workshop for sculpture and a store for the painter’s own work.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe studio, a space with no views, receives light primarily from a large skylight in the meeting point of the four sloping roofs that irregularly finish the definition of the space from the crowning horizontal line of the 5-metres high periphery walls.A staircase, positioned unobtrusively to one side so as not to break the unity of the studio, leads to the lower floor with less clearance height (3.5 m-). The rear space closest to the retaining walls is designed for storing works of art and the front area, which is a sculpture workshop, opens fully, with a large scored fissure with a landscape layout, onto an outer work terrace offering views of the dense greenery that distinguishes the place.  The construction system used for this project was designed compactly, as required by the final image of the building. Above a suspended floor that separates the inner space from direct contact with the land, four reinforced concrete screens make up the inner space and provide the finish.Save this picture!First Floor PlanFor thermal insulation and waterproofing, a non-conventional solution was chosen in order to ensure the aforementioned interior finish. The whole insulation system will be installed outside.To achieve the desired image of continuity between the vertical face and pitched roof, Weber material was selected, which provides the bond for the thermal insulation and soundproofing mortar layer. A special watertight mesh was placed over the thermal layer to ensure, with support from the four sloping roofs, proper water drainage.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaStructurally, the whole acts in a compact, uniform manner, and only the large opening in the ground floor allows the upper part of the building to function as a large structural girder, thus removing the need for any external system, and allowing the material and the chosen construction system to solve the structural system.  The seal of the large roofing skylight is achieved during the actual implementation in a carpentry workshop, and is supported by the sloping window pane slightly facing south, which additionally facilitates the entrance of natural light inside the building, a primary target for the user. Project gallerySee allShow lessErik Møller Arkitekter to Modernize Alvar Aalto’s KunstenMiscUnified Architectural Theory: Chapter 4Articles Share Studio for Arranz Bravo / Garcés – De Seta – Bonetcenter_img Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 18 Share 2013 ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Photographs Area:  167 m² Area:  167 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Adrià GoulaPhotographs:  Adrià Goula ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507115/studio-for-arranz-bravo-garces-de-seta-bonet Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGarcés – De Seta – BonetOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarcelonaOfficesHousesSpainPublished on May 26, 2014Cite: “Studio for Arranz Bravo / Garcés – De Seta – Bonet” 26 May 2014. 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Over 100 UK & European hotel breaks offered to help charities raise funds

first_img  222 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Over 100 UK & European hotel breaks offered to help charities raise funds Tagged with: Donated goods donated services Fundraising ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Charity Escapes is offering over 100 UK and European luxury hotel breaks to charities to help them raise money at their Autumn and Winter fundraising events.Not-for-profit Charity Escapes sources donated hotel breaks to help raise money for good causes, working with a variety of hotel donors including Luxury Hotel Partners, Hilton Hotels, MalMaison, and Staybridge Suites.Charity Escapes take the donated breaks and place them into charity fundraising events, where they are sold as auction or raffle prizes to help raise money. Charities that have benefitted so far include Action for Children, Teenage Cancer Trust, Marie Curie, Lord Tavener’s and many more including smaller regional charities.While Charity Escapes take a small percentage from the money raised by the prize to help cover costs, there is no other cost to the charity when they take a donated prize.Rick McCordall, Project Director said: “We are delighted to have secured these breaks but we’re conscious the event fundraising season is already in full swing. We want any charity that is organising a Gala dinner or fundraising event over the next 3-4 months to get in touch as it’s very likely we can offer a prize to help them raise more money. Only last month, Tiny Lives Trust raised £2500 from one of our prizes, so we know it works!”“The prizes available include weekend breaks at top hotels in cities including Budapest, Munich, Stockholm, Leeds, Cardiff and other great UK and European locations. We are aiming to help raise over £25,000 for many good causes in the next 3 months from these prizes alone.”More information is available on the Charity Escapes website, or by emailing Charity Accounts Executive Katie Johnston. Advertisement  221 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 5 November 2018 | News 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

Media, human rights groups call on Turkmenistan to free Nepeskuliev

first_imgDear President Berdimuhamedov,July 7, 2016 marks one year since Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a freelance journalist who contributed to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service and Alternative Turkmenistan News, has been in custody. For much of that time he has been in incommunicado detention. We the undersigned, are writing to call for an end to his wrongful imprisonment and urge his prompt release.Prior to his disappearance, Mr. Nepeskuliev reported on economic development, infrastructure, social services, and education in Turkmenistan’s western regions with the aim of informing citizens about challenges facing their communities and of helping them to improve their lives. He went missing in Avaza on July 7, 2015 and, after three weeks, on July 28, his family learned that he was being detained in a prison in Akdash. On August 31, 2015, in closed proceedings, Mr. Nepeskuliev was convicted on fabricated charges of narcotics possession and sentenced to three years in prison by a Turkmenbashi city court.In light of concerns expressed by the UN Human Rights Committee about conditions in detention in Turkmenistan and the risk of ill-treatment including torture (See the Human Rights Committee, CCPR/C/TKM/CO/1, para. 9), we fear for Mr. Nepeskuliev’s health and safety. We have not been able to obtain any information about Mr. Nepeskuliev’s welfare since September 2015. Our concern for Mr. Nepeskuliev is intensified by our recollection of the fate of Ogulsapar Muradova, an RFE/RL contributor who died in a Turkmen prison under suspicious circumstances in September 2006.Mr. Nepeskuliev’s case has been reviewed by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which in December 2015 designated his detention “arbitrary” because he “has been held incommunicado with no access to a legal representative; he was deprived of his right to legal assistance of his own choosing” and he “has been deprived of liberty for having peacefully exercised his right to freedom of expression as guaranteed by article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.” The Working Group called for his release and that he be compensated.Numerous rights groups and NGOs have protested Mr. Nepeskuliev’s detention, and called on EU officials to raise his case during the recent EU-Turkmenistan Human Rights Dialogue in May.As representatives of our respective organizations and leaders of the international NGO community, Mr. President, we are committed to promoting and protecting the same international conventions and standards guaranteeing international law and human rights that Turkmenistan has pledged to uphold. Mr. Nepeskuliev’s conviction on trumped-up charges and his incommunicado detention are violations of his rights as guaranteed by Turkmenistan’s constitution and its commitments under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Turkmenistan is a party. We call for his immediate release.Sincerely, Judy Gearhart, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum Thomas Kent, President, RFE/RL, Inc. December 18, 2020 Find out more Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director (Research), Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, Amnesty International Saparmamed Nepeskuliev Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan March 31, 2020 Find out more Thirteen media and human rights organizations have sent a joint letter to the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, calling for the release of freelance journalist Saparmamed Nepeskuliev. Nepeskuliev, who contributed to both RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service and Alternative Turkmenistan News, has been kept in incommunicado detention since July 7, 2015, when he disappeared while visiting the Caspian Sea resort city of Avaza. Convicted in closed proceedings on fabricated charges of narcotics possession on August 31, 2015, nothing has been heard from or about Nepeskuliev since September 2015. News Thomas Burr, President, National Press Club President of the Republic of Turkmenistan c/o H.E. Meret Orazov, Ambassador Embassy of the Republic of Turkmenistan in the U.S. 2207 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkmenistan Ruslan Myatiev, Editor, Alternative Turkmenistan News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned News Delphine Halgand, U.S. Director, Reporters Without Borders Hugh Williamson, Director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch News #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan Ryota Jonen, Director, World Movement for Democracy Help by sharing this information News RSF_en March 13, 2020 Find out more Robert Herman, PhD, Vice President for International Programs, Freedom House Nina Ognianova, Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists Kate Watters, Executive Director, Crude Accountability Ivar Dale, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Helsinki Committee TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned His Excellency Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov July 6, 2016 Media, human rights groups call on Turkmenistan to free Nepeskuliev Matthew Fischer-Daly, Coordinator, Cotton Campaign to go furtherlast_img read more

FHFA Seeks Input on Front-End Credit Risk Sharing

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Credit Risk Sharing Transactions FHFA Front-End Risk Sharing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac Starts Selling Reperforming Loans Next: Fed Asks Morgan Stanley to Resubmit Capital Plan Subscribe Credit Risk Sharing Transactions FHFA Front-End Risk Sharing 2016-06-29 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea June 29, 2016 1,095 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Seeks Input on Front-End Credit Risk Sharing For the last three years, the GSEs have engaged in a number of credit risk sharing transactions in order to transfer more of the risk on the loans it guarantees to private investors.Most of the credit-risk transactions conducted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been of the back-end variety, meaning the loans where for which the risk is transferred are already on the GSEs’ balance sheets—as opposed to front-end risk sharing, which means the credit risk is transferred to a third party at the time the loan is originated—prior to the GSEs’ acquisition of the underlying mortgage.On Wednesday, the GSEs’ conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), issued a Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer Request for Input (RFI) for their ongoing analysis of front-end credit risk transfer transactions. The RFI seeks feedback from stakeholders on proposals to adopt more front-end structures and other credit risk transfer policy issues.Also on Wednesday the Agency published its Credit Risk Transfer Progress Report for June 2016, which provides an overview of how the GSEs share credit risk with the private sector through credit risk transactions and includes an update on the status and volume of credit risk transfers through the end of 2015.The progress report also includes a discussion on different transaction structures, investor participation, and the cost of credit risk transfer transactions to the GSEs, according to the FHFA.“The Credit Risk Transfer Progress Report demonstrates transparency and documents that there has been a great deal of progress in the credit risk transfer market in a short period of time, even though the market is still relatively young,” FHFA Director Melvin L. Watt said.  “The Request for Input demonstrates our commitment to build upon the progress and expand the array of credit risk transfer products.  Feedback from stakeholders is critical as we explore additional ways to enhance these programs and expand the investor base.”The deadline for parties to provide input on the topics identified in the RFI is August 29, 2016. Input can be submitted electronically or via mail to Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Financial Analysis and Modeling, 400 7th Street, S.W., 9th floor, Washington, D.C., 20219.Click here to view the FHFA’s Request for Input.Click here to view the FHFA’s Credit Risk Transfer Progress Report for June 2016. FHFA Seeks Input on Front-End Credit Risk Sharing Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Marketlast_img read more

42,529 Under Trial Prisoners Released During National Lockdown: NALSA Report [Read Report]

first_imgNews Updates42,529 Under Trial Prisoners Released During National Lockdown: NALSA Report [Read Report] Nilashish Chaudhary16 May 2020 7:25 AMShare This – xThe National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) released a report on May 15 with information on the work that they have carried out since the imposition of lockdown. In the report it is informed that over the course of this pandemic, NALSA has spearheaded a number is legal services organised by various legal services institutions throughout the country. A number of procedures have…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) released a report on May 15 with information on the work that they have carried out since the imposition of lockdown. In the report it is informed that over the course of this pandemic, NALSA has spearheaded a number is legal services organised by various legal services institutions throughout the country. A number of procedures have been developed to help the vulnerable sections of the society, it is appraised. A High Power committee has been set up. Following the directions of NALSA, the state legal services authorities have devised procedures and directions for ‘Social distancing in prisons’. The release of a total of 42,529 under trial prisoners and the grant of parole to 16,391 convicts has been secured as a result of the assistance provided by various legal service institutions. NALSA has also collaborated with the Ministry of Women and Child development and issued directions to SLSAs to collaborate with One Stop Centres to address the issue of legal aid for domestic violence cases. Over 727 cases were reported during this time and the highest cases were reported from the State of Chhattisgarh. Out of these cases, women in 658 have received legal aid. Grievances relating to denial of wages/salaries by employers is also being looked into on a large scale by the legal services throughout the country. A total of 825 people approached the legal services authority and the highest number of cases were reported from State of Uttarakhand followed by State of Haryana , Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. A total of 310 cases were reported regarding the Threat of Eviction and State of Uttarakhand reported the highest number among these. A total of 28 urgent civil matters were filed through the legal services authorities in State of Kerala, Jammu&Kashmir, Haryana , Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh Webinars have been conducted at State and district levels to address the issues regarding implementation of legal aid services during the times of pandemic. Further, several Training programmes have been conducted for panel lawyers and para-legal volunteers across the board. Click Here To Download Report – 1[Read Report]Click Here To Download Report- 2[Read Report]Next Storylast_img read more

Mega Lok Adalat Held On March 27, Settled 3,32,936 Cases In Karnataka

first_imgNews UpdatesMega Lok Adalat Held On March 27, Settled 3,32,936 Cases In Karnataka Mustafa Plumber1 April 2021 6:41 AMShare This – xA total of 3,32,936 cases were settled at the Mega Lok Adalat held on March 27, it was organised by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA), in the State. The Lok Adalat was inaugurated by former Supreme Court Justice, N Santhosh Hegde. As per the press releases issued by the authority states that ​”In the Mega Lok Adalat 19,113 pre-litigation cases, 313,823 pending…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA total of 3,32,936 cases were settled at the Mega Lok Adalat held on March 27, it was organised by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA), in the State. The Lok Adalat was inaugurated by former Supreme Court Justice, N Santhosh Hegde. As per the press releases issued by the authority states that ​”In the Mega Lok Adalat 19,113 pre-litigation cases, 313,823 pending cases thus a total of 3,32,936 cases were settled. So, it was a record breaking/grand settlement, giving huge relief to litigant public. ​Highlights of Mega Lok-Adalat were: #963 benches sat on March 27 and a total of Rs. 1,033,53,65,965 crore was paid as compensation to the parties while Rs. 18,19,89,648 crore was recovered as fine and penalty. # Mysuru district: 29 couples who had filed divorce petition restitution of conjugal rights got their cases compromised before the Lok-Adalat and all of them have re-united. Amongst 29 couples, there was one aged couple where the husband was aged 67 years and wife was aged 55 years. A 24 years old execution case bearing number 473/97 was compromised for Rs. 5,00,000. #In Gadag district: One MVC death case (MVC No. 20/19) ended in compromise and Bajaj Insurance Company, Hubli paid compensation of Rs. 58,00,000. #In Bangalore Urban District: In Small Causes Court, Bengaluru a case filed by M/s Kirloskar System Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Embassy Property Developers Ltd., for the offence under Sec 138 NI Act in PCR No. 1904/21 compromised at the 21,10,05,035. #The Lok-Adalat dealt with cases regarding MACT, matters related to financial institutions, criminal compoundable cases including Negotiable Instrument Act cases, civil suits and family court matters (except divorce), physically or through video-conferencing. Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, Justices Aravind Kumar and Justice Alok Aradhe noted the grand success of the Mega Lok Adalat and appreciated the efforts put in by various stakeholders.Click Hear To Download/Read Press NoteSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Can I change job after one year?

first_img Comments are closed. Can I change job after one year?On 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Ihave been an HR officer in the public sector for a year. I am MCIPD-qualifiedand have just gained an MA in HRM at the age of 26. Previously, I was an HRofficer for four years in the private sector, but left to further my career.Although I enjoy my current job, I am becoming frustrated with the bureaucracyand slow pace. Would I find it difficult to get back into the private sectorhaving been in the public sector? Will it look bad on my CV to leave my currentjob after a year?MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible LearningAsyou are enjoying your job, I would suggest you identify the things you canlearn in the public sector and do so before moving on just yet. For example,often personnel policies are drafted with more care so they reflect wisespending of the public purse, which is not a concern in the private sector.It’s a good chance to see democracy and politics in action too, and this wouldstand you in excellent stead in a more senior role later.Ithink employers are looking for less timeserving on CVs nowadays, but theymight suspect you’re in a transitional phase, which is not good for yourprospects.PeterLewis, consultant, Chiumento Plentyof people have made the transition from the private to public sector. How easyit is depends on how you explain the moves, and the approach you adopt andqualities you display in your own job search.Reflecton the positives of your public sector experience, in particular what you havelearned, and ensure this comes over at interview. One thing you have learned isthat you are more suited to the pace of the private sector.Theremay be a danger that any private sector appointment will seem attractive, but arash move that results in a second mistake will be more difficult to explain. Yournext job must be the right one, something that gives you the challenge you arelooking for as well as being consistent with your longer-term career strategy.Onceyou have a clear direction, make the most of your blend of experience. Whileyour public sector experience is the most recent, your covering letter and theprofile at the head of your CV are places to highlight the private-sectorexperience. Where possible, select transferable experience from yourpublic-sector work. Embarkon a job-search campaign that uses all methods available. Regard it as anopportunity to demonstrate your thoroughness and professionalism. Itmay take a little time to make the transition, so be prepared for a for three-to six-month campaign.JoSelby, associate director, EJ Human ResourcesWithfour years in the private sector and a year in the public, I do not anticipatethat it will be a problem for you to return to the private sector. Having saidthat, the sooner you start to look the better, as the longer you leave it theharder it will become.Whilehaving only been in your current post for a year is not ideal, you aren’t thefirst person, nor the last, to have made a “mistake” in your choiceof employment. Butit is imperative that your next move is the right one. I suggest you take yourtime to ensure that is the case as you cannot afford to have another shortplacement.  Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Safety Chief Visits Rosyth Shipyard in Scotland, UK

first_img View post tag: Scotland Industry news View post tag: shipyard View post tag: chief The Chair of the Health and Safety Executive has seen at first hand the initiative to create a safe and efficient work culture during the assembly of the two largest warships ever built in the UK.Judith Hackitt visited Rosyth Shipyard in Scotland on Tuesday 6 March to meet senior members of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) and hear about how the main companies are working together to ensure the safety of workers involved in the construction of aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.The Fife yard has undergone large-scale redevelopment in order to assemble these ships including new cranes and dock redevelopment.Ms Hackitt heard about an ACA initiative called “Proud to be Safe” which encourages workers to take pride in operating safe practices.Judith Hackitt said: “It is encouraging to see the commitment to create a safe work environment for the whole project team at Rosyth. Strong leadership on health and safety is essential on projects of this scale and encouraging workers to take ownership of health and safety promotes a spirit of teamwork and co-operation. Safety is an integral part of achieving success on this major project, not an add-on.”Ms Hackitt’s visit to Rosyth included the chance to hear about the construction of the aircraft carriers, a tour of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Goliath crane and syncrolift, and a meeting with the trades unions to hear about safety initiatives.ACA’s “Proud to Be Safe” campaign is being run with workers throughout 2012 to build on a commitment to keeping safety in the workplace as a top priority.The ACA is made up of Babcock Marine, BAE Systems, Thales UK and the Ministry of Defence.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 09, 2012 View post tag: visits View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: UK Back to overview,Home naval-today Safety Chief Visits Rosyth Shipyard in Scotland, UK View post tag: safety View post tag: Rosyth March 9, 2012 Safety Chief Visits Rosyth Shipyard in Scotland, UK Share this articlelast_img read more

USS Nicholas Assists Partner Nation Forces

first_img View post tag: Nicholas View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS May 10, 2012 USS Nicholas Assists Partner Nation Forces View post tag: forces View post tag: Naval View post tag: nation Training & Education View post tag: partner View post tag: News by topic Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nicholas Assists Partner Nation Forces Guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) assisted partner nation forces with the interdiction of a vessel carrying nearly 2,200 kilograms (4,850 pounds) of cocaine, with an estimated street value of more than $363 million, in the eastern Pacific May 6.The interdiction was conducted as part of Operation Martillo, a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. ‘Martillo’ is the Spanish word for ‘hammer.’A U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion initially detected the speedboat, “El Kike,” and then turned over tracking to a helicopter from Nicholas. The helicopter tracked the suspect “go-fast” vessel until Nicholas was in position to make a coordinated approach with the helicopter. The go-fast vessel then stopped, jettisoned approximately half of its cargo, then turned and made best speed to Colombia.Nicholas, with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), adjusted course while contacting nearby forces – USS McClusky (FFG 41) and Colombian navy ship ARC 20 de Julio for assistance. A helicopter attached to McClusky maintained surveillance of the go-fast and was able to divert the speedboat into Colombian territorial waters where it was interdicted by the Colombian navy.“With the help of some friends, we accomplished what we set out to do – disrupt the drug trade,” said Cmdr. Stephen Fuller, commanding officer of Nicholas. “Interdictions are challenging, but with the help of McClusky, [U.S.] Customs, and the Colombian navy, we executed a successful operation.”U.S. military participation in Operation Martillo is being led by Joint Interagency Task Force-South, a component of U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). Operation Martillo is a component of the U.S. government’s coordinated interagency regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to combat transnational organized crime and the U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 10, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Assistslast_img read more