In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Africa, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Submit a Press Release Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Posted Sep 8, 2015 Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN 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 Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Anglican Communion Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Nigerian bishop kidnapped New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] Updated Sept. 8 with the following information in italics.The car that was being used by Bishop Moses Tabuwaye when he was kidnapped has been found by highways patrol officers, the Delta State Police have said.“On 4 September, at about 1900hrs, Safer Highway Patrol team 009, while on patrol at Onicha Ugbo / Ewhohimi Road recovered an ash coloured Toyota Highlander jeep,” Deputy Superintendent Celestina Kalu said in a statement. “On further investigation, the command gathered that one Bishop of Gwagwalada Diocese, Bishop Moses Tabwaye was travelling from Abuja to Onitsha and was kidnapped somewhere in Edo State and the vehicle was left steaming with its ignition on.“The case was immediately transferred to the special anti-kidnapping squad / tracking team, who are closing up on the hoodlums for possible rescue of the Bishop and arrest of the kidnappers.”Bishop Moses Tabuwaye of the Diocese of Gwagwalada, in the Province of Nigeria, has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom, according to news reports.The News Agency of Nigeria and several newspapers are reporting that the captors are demanding 40 million Nigerian Naira (approximately UK£132,400 or US$202,000) for his release.“I urge all of you Christians to be very vigilant and security conscious wherever you find yourselves,” the primate of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, told worshipers taking part in a pre-pilgrimage retreat on Sept. 5. “The issue of kidnapping is rampant in the country but we can still curtail the menace if we are vigilant. If we fail to live together as brothers in prayers, we shall perish as fools, so we should endeavor to be our brothers’ keepers.”In 2013, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey, dean and archbishop of the Niger Delta Province, was kidnapped with his wife Beatrice near their Port Harcourt home in the Niger Delta region. They were later released. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI
Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release 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 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Rachel FarmerPosted Oct 25, 2019 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing The Bahamas was devastated by Hurricane Dorian in August 2019. Photo: Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands via ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in the Bahamas are helping feed hundreds of people left with nothing after their homes were swept away last month in Hurricane Dorian.A report from the bishop of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, Laish Boyd, has cataloged the damage to churches, church properties and their members and also reveals how many churches are continuing to provide a lifeline to communities.Shortly after the hurricane struck, the bishop encouraged his clergy and congregations to reach out to those in need around them.Read the full article here. Churches in Bahamas feed hundreds daily in aftermath of Hurricane Dorian Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Drive-thru Communion? Remote consecration? COVID-19 sparks Eucharistic experimentation – and theological debate Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC 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 Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Rev. David Kendrick, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Springfield, Missouri, celebrates the Eucharist on Facebook Live on April 5, 2020. Photo: Egan Millard/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] As the COVID-19 lockdown drags on, many Episcopalians are experiencing the longest absence of the Eucharist they’ve had in years – perhaps even in their entire adult lives. While this has been viewed by some as an opportunity for an unintentional Lenten devotion – “Eucharistic fasting” – others have proposed new ways of celebrating the sacrament to provide spiritual comfort at a time when it has never seemed more necessary.Some of these alternative practices – like “drive-thru Holy Communion,” delivery of consecrated hosts to parishioners’ doorsteps and even “virtual consecration” – have ignited debate within The Episcopal Church about health risks, the appropriate amount of adaptation of sacramental practices to the current crisis and the nature of the Eucharist itself. Is it still the Eucharist if it is celebrated by one priest alone in a church while the congregation watches on Facebook Live? If the priest never touches the bread and wine? If it is consecrated and sent through the mail?Presiding Bishop Michael Curry recently offered guidance on these and other sacramental questions, but diocesan bishops started encountering these dilemmas several weeks ago as the COVID-19 crisis escalated and churches were forced to suspend in-person worship. Bishop Susan Haynes of Southern Virginia started getting creative suggestions very early on, she told Episcopal News Service.“When the stay-at-home orders were pronounced, people immediately began to think of ways that they could continue to be a connected worshipping community,” she said. “They looked for ways around the ban on social gatherings and they came up with lots of creative ideas.”The first suggestion she received was one of the most common alternative Eucharist practices that emerged in the COVID-19 era: a drive-in Eucharist, in which a priest consecrates the host and administers it to parishioners through car windows. Some Episcopal churches briefly held services like these in March, but Curry discouraged them for theological and health reasons in his March 31 letter to the church. Haynes, too, was immediately wary of putting parishioners at risk.“I was concerned about that because, at the time, we were hearing that the virus was capable of aerosolizing – in other words, it was capable of being in the air,” Haynes said. Some studies have indicated that the virus can spread this way.Some practices remove an element that has defined the Eucharist since the Last Supper (commemorated on Maundy Thursday): the physical presence of a community celebrating the sacrament together.“And if you roll down your car windows to receive the Eucharist, you could be transmitting germs unwittingly to the people who are trying to serve you,” Haynes said. “My primary motivation from the beginning has been the safety of the people, and I’ve been listening to the health professionals and taking my cues from them, and they all say, ‘Stay home.’”Other ideas raised practical and theological concerns in addition to the risk of transmission. One suggestion, which Haynes quickly turned down, was to send consecrated hosts through the mail.“While the mail is often very reliable, sometimes it isn’t, and I didn’t want to be reckless with Jesus and have him lost on some postal carrier’s truck, never to be found again,” Haynes said.A variation that has shown up in other dioceses was to deliver consecrated hosts to parishioners’ homes and leave them at the door. While Haynes “really liked the ingenuity of that idea,” it removed an element that has defined the Eucharist since the Last Supper (commemorated on Maundy Thursday): the physical presence of a community celebrating the sacrament together. Despite the extraordinary circumstances, Haynes was reluctant to break with 2,000 years of tradition.“The Eucharist is something that we celebrate in community, and the prayers are the work of the community that has gathered,” she told ENS, a view endorsed by Curry in his letter. Though he avoided making judgments of “permissible/not permissible,” Curry wrote that practices like these “present public health concerns and further distort the essential link between a communal celebration and the culmination of that celebration in the reception of the Eucharistic bread and wine.”Though the rubrics in the Book of Common Prayer do not stipulate that the Eucharist is only valid when celebrated as an in-person gathering, many Episcopalians believe it is understood and implicit in the way the rite is written. Some, however, interpret it differently.The Rev. David Kendrick, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Springfield, Missouri, describes his congregation as Anglo-Catholic, and the inability to receive Communion has been particularly difficult for his parishioners.He asked himself: “Was there a way I could make Communion available in a way that I felt was consistent with the rubrics of the prayer book?”The last in-person worship was March 15. The next day, Bishop Martin Field ordered a suspension of in-person worship across the Diocese of West Missouri.On March 22, Kendrick set up a livestream in his office, celebrating Holy Eucharist just through the Liturgy of the Word. He followed up on March 29 with a service broadcast from St. John’s chapel with the church organist as the only other participant, and this time he celebrated a full Eucharist, reserving some of the consecrated wafers.“I knew I just needed to do something to make Holy Week a little more special for people,” Kendrick told ENS.Consecrated host, prepared and packaged with sanitized hands by the Rev. David Kendrick, awaits delivery to parishioners. Photo: David KendrickWith temporary approval from Field, Kendrick told parishioners the Communion from the March 29 service would be available upon request. Kendrick, following sanitization procedures, placed individual wafers in sealed plastic bags midweek for doorstep delivery on April 4 to parishioners who had asked for them. Then they were encouraged to receive that Communion during St. John’s online Palm Sunday service, as Kendrick and the organist celebrated Eucharist with new wafers. Some of the Palm Sunday Communion — as well as consecrated wine — will be distributed to parishioners this week for Easter.“It’s a similar situation to when I take Communion to someone who’s shut in,” Kendrick said.The bishop of the Diocese of West Missouri has authorized the Rev. David Kendrick to deliver the Eucharist to parishioners through Easter. Photo: David KendrickWhile Kendrick is celebrating the Eucharist with the church organist present, some have asked whether a priest can celebrate alone in a church while the congregation watches on a livestream, to prevent any risk of disease transmission. Again, the current Book of Common Prayer has no specific prohibition against this, although the wording of the rite (in which “the People” are an integral part of the service) implies that the Eucharist is inherently a communal act.This point, too, draws differing interpretations. Roman Catholic priests are allowed to celebrate Mass alone if there is a good reason to do so, such as illness. The Church of England still officially uses the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, which does explicitly require the presence of at least three people for Communion. However, on March 31, the Diocese of London announced that if priests cannot have anyone else present, they are permitted to celebrate with people attending via livestream for as long as the current physical distancing restrictions are in effect.But if priests celebrate the Eucharist with congregants watching online, have the people actually received the sacrament? If they have bread and wine in front of them at home, could the priest consecrate them remotely?That was a hypothetical considered by the Rev. Liz Hendrick, rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Snellville, Georgia, which canceled in-person services on March 14. To continue celebrating Communion, church leaders first considered an approach similar to that of St. John’s in Missouri: Wafers would be consecrated and placed in Ziploc bags that parishioners could come and take home. But with so much still unknown about the virus, they realized they could not guarantee parishioners’ safety.“And then I thought about the idea of doing Communion-in-place,” Hendrick told ENS. She or the associate rector would celebrate the Eucharist via livestream, and parishioners would have bread and wine (or juice) ready at home.“And as we came to the consecration, people at home could hold up bread or could hold up wine, and that it would be consecrated … that it would somehow become the body and blood of Christ, as it would have if it was on the altar.“The rubrics of the church say that you really can’t do that, when you look at the instructions – that it is a custom in the church that [the bread and wine] be touched. And for that reason, and also because of a conversation that I had with my bishop, I wanted to rethink that,” she said.Hendrick looked for a way to re-create the sense of community people find in the sharing of the Eucharist without trying to have the sacrament itself.“The sacraments that we do in the church are always done in community,” Hendrick said. “And that community is the one that … sees the sharing of Christ’s body and blood as being a corporate event and not an individual one.”And many of the livestream services from other churches that she saw “didn’t really strike me as community. It struck me as a few representatives of community,” she said. “Watching a few people receive while everyone else at home watched – it wasn’t anything that resonated with me.”The Rev. Tommy Matthews, associate rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Snellville, Georgia, celebrates an agape meal with parishioners via livestream on March 22, 2020. Image: St. Matthew’s Episcopal ChurchThe practice St. Matthew’s settled on is called an agape meal (from the Greek term for unconditional love). Parishioners are invited to decorate their tables at home and prepare a meal. An ante-communion service is livestreamed (essentially the Eucharistic rite without the Eucharist itself) and then the meal is blessed – not consecrated – and shared.“That is a way of pulling us together around the breaking of bread and the sharing of fellowship. It may not be a sacramental sharing of food, but it’s a blessed sharing of food,” she said.In solidarity with her parishioners who cannot receive the Eucharist, she and the associate rector will not celebrate it until they can all be together again, instead opting for the Daily Office and other services.Young parishioners of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church participate in a Palm Sunday livestream service on April 5, 2020. Photo: Amanda LivermontSome have pointed out that this is familiar territory for The Episcopal Church. Episcopalians’ common practice of celebrating the Eucharist and receiving Communion every Sunday is a relatively new development in the history of church, beginning in the liturgical renewal movements of the mid-20th century. The shift was seen as a return to Christian roots of the first centuries of Christianity, when Jesus’ early disciples would regularly receive the bread and wine together in remembrance of his death and resurrection.Christian practice gradually shifted away from such regularity, so that by the 16th century, when reformers tried encouraging worshippers to receive Communion weekly, they found little success. It had become common to receive Communion just once a year at Easter – if at all, according to the Rev. Ruth Meyers, dean of academic affairs and professor of liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Many Christians were content simply to look at the bread and wine and feel a spiritual connection without receiving, possibly because they didn’t feel worthy.A new reform movement finally began to change worship habits in the 1950s. The Roman Catholic Church notably adopted changes in that direction recommended by its Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, and in The Episcopal Church, grassroots efforts to increase the frequency of the Eucharist influenced the church’s 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Among the additions in that prayer book revision was language specifying that Holy Eucharist is “the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord’s Day and other major feasts.”“The way that we have inherited and understood Eucharistic celebration is that this is a community that gathers with bread and wine and together gives thanks for this bread and this wine in this place,” Meyers told ENS.Haynes, bishop of Southern Virginia, shares the view that the physical presence of the community is a crucial component of the Eucharist, and well-intentioned efforts to celebrate it in other ways may miss the point.“We are an incarnate faith. We are a bodily faith. God made our bodies; he deemed them good. So he likes them. And he thought our bodies were good enough for his son to come and dwell in one, and to share our human experience in a body. None of that was done virtually,” Haynes said.At the same time, Meyers cautioned that some of the efforts to bridge physical separation and continue receiving Communion may be too narrowly focused.“It has an undue emphasis on the actual reception of the elements, without looking at the totality of the celebration, which includes not just receiving the elements but that great prayer of thanksgiving,” Meyers said.Haynes agreed, pointing to a practice that churches in her diocese and others have begun adopting: celebrating the Eucharist on livestream, displaying the consecrated bread and wine on the altar, and having the congregation at home pray the Prayer of Spiritual Communion attributed to St. Alphonsus, which expresses a desire to receive the spiritual benefits of Communion when it cannot be received in physical form.“I believe very strongly that if we truly want the body and blood of Jesus, we will receive the benefits of that even though we can’t consume it physically,” Haynes said. This concept is put forth in the rite of Ministration to the Sick in the Book of Common Prayer, which specifies that the benefits of Communion are received even if the bread and wine cannot be consumed.There is a similar reference in the Armed Forces Prayer Book, Meyers said.“Theologically, it’s saying that, really, the benefit comes not just from receiving the sacrament but from the work of Christ with his incarnation and life and death and resurrection,” Meyers told ENS. “Spiritual communion is a way of connecting with the tangible element of bread and wine that we don’t have tangibly.”Haynes also encouraged Episcopalians to look beyond the familiar rituals they miss and see that encounters with God happen in other ways.“I miss not being able to receive the Eucharist, but I do think that Christ is revealed to us in other ways as well, like through the Word and through acts of kindness to people that are marginalized,” she said. “And maybe God is using this time to remind us that there are other ways to encounter his son.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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He can be reached at [email protected] Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events By Egan Millard and David PaulsenPosted Apr 8, 2020 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls COVID-19 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/376964/trc-house-paan-architects Clipboard Year: Architects: Paan Architects Area Area of this architecture project TRC House / Paan Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/376964/trc-house-paan-architects Clipboard 2012 “COPY” 2012 Houses TRC House / Paan ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTRC House / Paan ArchitectsSave this picture!© Yiannis HadjiaslanisHouses•Greece Area: 432 m² Area: 432 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Greece CopyStructural Engineering:Christos KaklamanisMechanical Engineering:Evaggelos MitsisArchitect In Charge:Maria Papafigou, Johan ΑnnerhedCollaborating Architects:Alexandra Kizskielis, Anna LaskariCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Paan ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The site is located at the northeast coast of the island of Antiparos, in a mild and protected valley close to the beach “Leivadia”. Protection from the strong summer winds and the relationship to the beautiful view towards the sea, were principle design factors. Our aim was to create a building well incorporated into its surroundings. In order to deal with the natural slope of the ground we used the logic of the traditional terracing of the landscape. Save this picture!© Yiannis HadjiaslanisTwo parallel stone walls shape and support the house. Parts of the building mass are extracted, creating voids that define in between spaces, courtyards, gardens and patios with different orientation, view and spatial qualities. Since the access to the lot and the house is from above, the fifth facade of the house becomes very important. From the street the only visible built elements are the planted roof and the stone walls, a landscape formed with terraces. Finally a white volume is placed on the planted roof, contrasting the natural materials and colors of the rest of the house and creating the illusion of being the only building on the site.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Pin-Up MagazineVideosLondon School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) New Global Center for the So…Event Share Year: Projects Photographs photographs: Yiannis HadjiaslanisPhotographs: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Courtesy of Paan Architects+ 23 Share CopyAbout this officePaan ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesGreecePublished on May 30, 2013Cite: “TRC House / Paan Architects” 30 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: Projects Houses Photographs Manufacturers: Dalle PiaggeMEP:EngeplotStructure:Marcos MariniConsultant:Leonardo MonteiroConstruction:Sergio AraújoLighting :RekaCity:Santana de ParnaíbaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edu CastelloRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20GlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresText description provided by the architects. The Itahyê Residence is located 30km from São Paulo, Brazil.The 330 m² is divided in 3 stories. The lower level concentrate the garage, laundry and storage areas. The middle level reaches the back yard and have the kitchen and living area as the upper floor is reserved for the family room and 3 bedrooms.Save this picture!© Edu CastelloTo reinforce this distribution we adopted different materials for each level: to the lower floor brick, to the middle level a solid concrete box and blue metallic tiles for the upper level. The material choices took in consideration maintenance in a long term and thermic performance, calculated by an specialist for each area of the house.Save this picture!© Edu CastelloThe same studies dictated the place and size of the openings guaranteeing the best location and ventilation area for a breezy room in the summer but cozy and warm in the winter. With all this information we studied the facades and types of opening to a result we were pleased with.Save this picture!© Edu CastelloThe client wanted to have more external area as he could, one of the reasons he was moving away from and apartment to a home. The floors distribution permits cars to be isolated from the social area, the living room only touches the ground so it doesn’t take space from the generous lawn and the upper floor creates a roof for the varanda and part of the garden so it allows for the family to have privacy from the lower street when using the social area and open the house and bedrooms for its own garden.Save this picture!© Edu CastelloPart of the living area has a double ceiling that integrates with the family room and allows better ventilation. Large sliding door integrates the living with the garden. We choose to dislocate the veranda with barbecue equipment to the kitchen alignment in a way not to block the living room view and have more connection between barbecue and kitchen. To protect the veranda area from the setting sun, white ceramic elements were set to protect and create a shadow pattern.Save this picture!© Edu CastelloThe raw concrete is present in all external walls. To balance it, all the remaining walls are white and make a good balance with the wooden floor.Save this picture!Planta Baixa – TérreoSave this picture!Planta Baixa – SuperiorOn the upper floor, 3 bedrooms receive both kids and the owners, each one with his own suite. The master suite had the widow removed from the facade and gained a balcony.Save this picture!© Edu CastelloProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Paradoxical Popularity of Jean Prouvé’s Demountable HousesArticlesExhibition: distance(s) – sculptures by Pedro Léger PereiraExhibition Share CopyHouses•Santana de Parnaíba, Brazil Architects: DT Estúdio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Itahyê House / DT EstúdioSave this projectSaveItahyê House / DT Estúdio “COPY” Photographs: Edu Castello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782546/residencia-itahye-dt-estudio Clipboard 2014 Brazil Save this picture!© Edu Castello+ 30 Share CopyAbout this officeDT EstúdioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantana de ParnaíbaBrazilPublished on February 23, 2016Cite: “Itahyê House / DT Estúdio” [Residência Itahyê / DT Estúdio] 23 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Participating organizations are required to contribute between 15% to 50% of matching funds or in-kind towards their training programme. The closing date for Training Links is 16th June. 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. Training grants announced AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland A new grants programme to support training networks worth ‚€400,000 has been opened by the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment under the National Training Fund. Grants up ‚€50,000 are available for voluntary and community organisations for either newly established or existing training networks in the Irish Republic. Training Links will enable groups of organisations to come together as a Training Network to achieve a common purpose or address a shared issue of importance in relation to the development of skills. Each Training Network will be made up of a group of organisations which have shared training needs in the same geographic region or addressing similar issues. This programme is based on an approach which allows organisations and their staff to decide on their own training needs, and to develop solutions to those needs. Organisations are free to choose the training methods, courses, trainers or priorities which are most relevant to them. Training Links is being administered by the Wheel. Advertisement 24 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 May 2006 | News
Kennesaw University cheerleaders, Sept. 30.Atlanta, Oct. 22 — Five young Black women, students at Kennesaw State University, have ignited a struggle here against white supremacy and racism that has spread beyond their campus.They took a knee as the national anthem was played on Sept. 30 prior to the KSU Owls football game.They have said they were inspired by Colin Kaepernick and the many other professional and amateur athletes, including high school and middle school students, who have shown visible opposition to police violence and shootings of unarmed Black and Brown men and women.Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, who has earned a reputation as a steadfast advocate of racist, anti-immigrant law enforcement, declared his outrage at the “unpatriotic” actions of these “ill-informed students.” (Marietta Daily Journal, Oct. 16)He and State Rep. Earl Ehrhart, an influential, conservative state legislator who chairs the committee allocating funds for public universities, took their complaints directly to KSU’s recently appointed president, Sam Olens, former Republican state attorney general and two-term chair of the Cobb County Commission. According to Sheriff Warren, he was assured by Olens that it “would not happen again.” (Inside Higher Education, Oct. 12)Olens, who has no background in education, was chosen by the State Board of Regents, a body largely composed of appointed white, male, corporate leaders, who did not put up even the facade of a national search. Olens’ appointment was met with protest and anger from students and faculty at the rapidly growing university of 35,000 students, who worried about the intentions of a career politician.Immediately after Sept. 30, the cheerleaders were ordered to remain off the field until after the anthem was played. KSU claimed this was a way for the cheerleading squad and the band to make a better entrance at games and was an idea proposed and long planned by the athletics department.Needless to say, the Kennesaw 5 didn’t buy that explanation. Email exchanges among university officials and Olens, Warren and Ehrhardt, released by open records requests, revealed that Warren and Ehrhardt congratulated each other on pressuring the university president to remove the cheerleaders during the anthem, saying it was their idea.The young women have held steadfast and have been taking a knee in the stadium tunnel. Students, faculty and community supporters have held several protests on campus, including Oct. 19, at Olens’ swearing-in ceremony as KSU president.Today, at a Stop Police Brutality protest in front of CNN headquarters in downtown Atlanta, the Kennesaw 5 were honored by families of victims of police shootings, including Felicia Thomas, the mother of Nick Thomas who was killed at his job by Cobb County police agencies. They were applauded for representing the growing resistance to all the forms of racism and repression experienced daily by oppressed people in the U.S., and were embraced with tears and smiles by mothers whose children have been killed by police agents.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Escalating U.S. military confrontations, political threats, extreme tariffs and an ominous trade war against China are having global repercussions. These provocations impact the economy and the political alliances of every country, not only China.The emerging policies of China and the U.S. reveal, in the starkest light, a fundamental difference in the form of each state. The two countries are all too often lumped together as “superpowers.” This hides the underlying struggle.The current threats against China are an extension of the U.S. military policy called the “Pivot to Asia.” This is an overarching strategy to rebalance and realign U.S. military power to focus on China as a rising power. It was initiated in the Obama administration in 2012 by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.It was recognition that, counter to the hopes of Wall Street, the People’s Republic of China had not collapsed in chaos under the weight of U.S. capitalist investment and political pressure. Now 400 of the U.S.’s 800 overseas military bases encircle China. The goal, in the terminology of military planners, is to create a “ring of steel,” a “perfect noose” around the large developing country whose very existence is a threat to U.S. global domination.Aircraft carriers, destroyers, nuclear submarines, jet aircraft, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile batteries and satellite surveillance infrastructures are being moved into place across the Pacific region. The U.S. military presence is, by its very nature, an assault on the sovereignty of the host countries.On existing U.S. bases, building is underway for additional aircraft parking, hangars, fuel storage tanks and ammunition storage facilities. Chokehold threatThe realignment of U.S. policy is more than a vast construction project. It also involves constant military operations to demonstrate U.S. power in so-called “freedom of navigation” (FON) operations by aggressively sailing warships, overflights by combat aircraft and positioning troops in China’s territorial waters in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait.U.S. imperialism has long used blatant and open military threats, economic destabilization and strangulation, along with sanctions and blockades, to impose concessions on targeted countries.Along with high-tech equipment of death and destruction comes the media barrage of demonization and blatant propaganda. This, in turn, is picked up by politicians, think tanks, social media and well-funded nongovernmental organizations.A great deal of U.S. strategy is focused on how the Pentagon’s vast military capacity can be used to strangle China by cutting off shipping routes for its export industries as well as blockading its access to needed imports of oil and raw materials. More than 80 percent of the materials essential for China’s economy come into the South China Sea through the Straits of Malacca, a narrow waterway running between Malaysia and Indonesia that also passes the strategic city-state of Singapore. One U.S. aircraft carrier battle group could choke the Straits closed. Each FON operation by the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea is a threatening reminder to the Chinese government of its vulnerability.In what was formerly an impoverished, semicolonized country with uneven development, the People’s Republic of China is still in an intense struggle for survival. Its national sovereignty and continuing development are at stake.In response to U.S. military threats, China is building its military capability and reinforcing islands it claims in the South China Sea. But it is also doing something that the U.S. government and its corporate rulers are incapable of doing: conducting vast, unfolding construction and economic integration projects that benefit China as well as many other countries. This coordinated loan and aid program is known as the Belt and Road Project.Cooperation, not competitionFollowing the U.S. Pivot to Asia, President Xi Jinping announced China’s Belt and Road Initiative in 2013 as a plan to create an infrastructure corridor linking China to Central Asia and Europe through new rail and road networks as well as shipping routes. Four years later, at the 2017 Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Xi described its goal: to build “land, maritime, air and cyberspace connectivity” and create “networks of highways, railways and sea ports.”Securing sea lanes and developing ports and refueling stations will help China’s exporters reach overseas markets and give China uninterrupted access to energy imports. Establishing overland connections, pipelines, warehouses and roads to the Indian Ocean through Pakistan, Thailand and Myanmar will make China less vulnerable to chokepoints. This global project is an opportunity for China to put to more active use its large but vulnerable currency reserves, most of which are in U.S. Treasury notes.Some of China’s currency reserves have been used in the creation of the New Development Bank, which provides funds for the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), as well as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the proposed Shanghai Cooperation Organization Bank.The construction projects and trade being financed are especially helpful in furthering China’s predominance of state-owned industries. This makes China less dependent on precarious Western investments.The scale and scope of these initiatives are staggering. Estimates vary, but more than $300 billion has already been spent, and China plans to spend $1 trillion more in the next decade or so. The vast network of new road, rail and pipeline projects is also a huge boon to development throughout a vast region. In addition to infrastructure development, the initiative now includes efforts at “financial integration,” “cooperation in science and technology,” “cultural and academic exchanges” and the establishment of trade “cooperation mechanisms.”Larger than the World BankMany developing countries in Africa, Central Asia and Latin America are embracing conscious planning for connective infrastructure as a way to stimulate economic activity in their most remote and rural areas.Within a few decades, China has gone from being an aid recipient to a donor, following its emergence as the world’s second-largest economy. In the 1980s and 1990s, China was the world’s largest recipient of World Bank and Asian Development Bank loans. Now it makes more loans to developing countries than does the World Bank.This undermines the ability of U.S. and European banks to impose onerous conditions on developing countries’ financial dealings. China’s loans and development plans are increasingly more popular, because they have fewer strings attached. This has become a growing source of contention with U.S. imperialism, which has had unrivaled dominance over the world’s financial system since World War II.The top 10 recipients of official Chinese development aid are eight African countries, Cuba and Cambodia. Meanwhile, according to CIA figures, 92 countries counted China as their largest export or import partner in 2015 — far more than the 57 partnering with the U.S. A fundamental struggle What should be the attitude of the progressive and working-class movement to this growing confrontation? Is it just a rivalry between two superpowers? Or is there a more fundamental struggle at the root of the confrontation?Compared to U.S. imperialism’s vast construction projects — which number hundreds of military bases — China’s response to U.S. military encirclement shows a fundamental difference in the character of the two states.The U.S. capitalist economy is dominated by “defense” contractors and oil industries. These giant corporations have enjoyed the highest rates of profit for decades. They predominate in the U.S. economy.Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, United Technologies and the banks behind them are assured a guaranteed multibillion-dollar subsidy on military contracts. War is profitable. Arms sales and weapon transfers predominate in U.S. foreign aid.Trump recently signed legislation establishing the International Development Finance Corporation, with $60 billion in funds to finance investments in developing countries. That amounts to only 6 percent of China’s $1 trillion development project. U.S. humanitarian aid for famine, earthquakes and other disasters is a meager 14 percent of total U.S. aid. That includes State Department and Defense Department disaster relief efforts, as well as purchases of U.S. agricultural goods and funding for the International Red Cross. In fiscal year 2019, the total U.S. government spending for defense is budgeted at $952 billion. It is clear what U.S. imperialism’s priority is.The big problemU.S. aid is based on war. It generates war and military confrontations, which in turn lead to the sale of more U.S. weapons. U.S. intelligence agencies and military contractors have a material interest in antagonizing relations with neighboring countries, creating terror threats, coups and civil wars. It’s good for business. Military aid, advisors and trainers further dislocate the economy and the social fabric of receiving countries. Military aid is designed to strengthen the military and police apparatus and all the most repressive institutions of the receiving country. It enriches the most corrupt individuals and ruling families.The arms industry invests heavily in an army of well-paid lobbyists. Some 700 to 1,000 each year besiege Capitol Hill to keep the subsidized funds and contracts flowing. Most of the lobbyists are well-connected retired military officers and congressional staffers. The U.S. infrastructure of bridges, roads, housing, sewage and sanitation is collapsing from neglect and lack of funding for the same reason that U.S. aid is not directed to development or planning infrastructure around the world. In the U.S. 20 million people a year get sick from contaminated water. Life expectancy is declining. But it is more profitable to bomb sanitation, sewage and irrigation structures than it is to build or repair them, whether in the U.S. or around the world. Aid and development projects are based on maximizing profits for the largest U.S. corporations. As we have noted, these happen to be military corporations, military services and base support services.In fiscal year 2016, the Pentagon issued $304 billion in contract awards to corporations. The top five firms grabbed $100 billion in government funds, or about one-third of all contracts. But military spending is also good for lots of other small capitalists. More than 600,000 private contractors receive funds from the military budget. Korea: Bases or reunification?Looking beyond the confrontation with China, U.S. imperialism is facing similar problems in Korea. After 70 years of a state of war, the U.S. military occupation that divides Korea is now confronted by the enormous enthusiasm shown by Koreans, north and south, for trade, exchanges and mutual cooperation. Reunification is the aspiration of millions of Koreans. The last right-wing, pro-U.S. government in South Korea was literally overwhelmed by millions of Koreans who demonstrated every week for a year in order to bring it down and move the country in a new direction. An opening to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north was unstoppable. Despite the meeting between President Trump and President Kim Jong Un of the DPRK, the real response of the U.S. to the people of South Korea has been the construction of the largest overseas U.S. military base in the world — Camp Humphreys, just a few miles from Seoul.The U.S. Army calls Camp Humphreys “the largest power projection platform in the Pacific.” It has the busiest U.S. Army airfield in Asia and a 8,124-foot runway.More than 650 buildings are being built or renovated across a land area the size of Washington, D.C.The decade-long expansion project is costing $10.8 billion. When fully operational, the base is expected to house 45,000 troops, contractors and family members.How to spend $1 trillionWhile China plans to spend $1 trillion in the coming years on its Belt and Road development program, the Pentagon’s plan is to spend more than $1 trillion on a whole new generation of nuclear-armed bombers, submarines, and land- and air-based missiles. The United States has more than 4,000 nuclear warheads in its active stockpile, with 1,700 deployed and ready to be launched at a moment’s notice.That is a danger to the whole planet. U.S. imperialism can dump surplus agricultural products or equipment, or it can plunk down factories to take advantage of cheap labor if this is profitable for individual corporations. But the capitalist economy in the U.S. is not geared to developing economic competitors. The United States today is the world’s largest capitalist economy, but its predatory practices around the world are suddenly being challenged in a wholly unexpected way. New programs coming from China are radically different from the alliances and aid programs coming from the U.S. In a capitalist economy investment money will overwhelmingly go into producing what will earn the highest rate of profit. This is an inexorable pull. The entire system is based on maximizing profit, not on producing what is needed by society.While it justifies interventions and sanctions with claims of counterterrorism or just being at odds with the West, the U.S. ruling class will find it harder to impose its will. Because there is now a clear alternative. State-owned enterprises China has 150,000 state-owned enterprises, of which 50,000, or one third, are owned by the central government; the remainder are owned by local and state governments. They account for 30 to 40 percent of the gross domestic product, and that is growing.Twelve of the largest Chinese firms listed on the Fortune 500 are state-owned industries. (“Top Ranks of China’s Fortune 500 Still Dominated by State-Owned Enterprises,” chinabankingnews.com, Aug. 1, 2017)Nevertheless, it is very obvious that the capitalist market has made enormous inroads into China. China has a mixed economy, which the government calls “market socialism.” But central planning has been maintained under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. Based on this reality, such leadership is able to make far more rational and planned decisions. The state is able to consciously subsidize the state sector and plan development. This has dramatically improved the lives of hundreds of millions of working people.China’s foreign loans and infrastructure development are not mainly based on revolutionary solidarity, although Cuba is the largest recipient of Chinese aid. For the most part, economic decisions are pragmatic, spurred by the need to break out of the hostile imperialist encirclement and imposed isolation. Nevertheless, the development of roads, industries, ports, telecommunications, sanitation and health as interconnected infrastructure across wide regions will enlarge and strengthen the working class in both China and the other countries. This will also break down competition and aid cooperation.Read Part 1 of this seriesFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Indiana Wheat Harvest About to BeginThe Indiana wheat harvest is about to begin. According to the USDA, winter wheat in Indiana was 99% headed in the North, 99% in Central, and 100% in the South. Wheat maturity was 27% in the North, 50% in Central, and 71% in the South, according to the latest NASS update. Carl Joren, with DuPont Pioneer, says harvest will get underway in just a few weeks, “Most of the wheat fields I have been in this past week, the crops had reached maturity and we were just waiting for the grain to dry down.”According to USDA, 69% of the state’s wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition. However, Joren says some of the storms we have had lately have cause some damage, “If the wheat straw was not kinked, then it will straighten back; up but if it is kinked, it will not.” Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 20, 2018 Previous articleChina Could Step Up Trade War TacticsNext articleState Stars and Hoosier Degree Recipients Recognized at State FFA Convention Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Wheat Harvest About to Begin Indiana Wheat Harvest About to Begin SHARE
Facebook Sickle cell support group raises awareness, gives back to local doctors Linkedin Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ printThis story first appeared on the109.org, TCU student media’s news site covering the 76109 ZIP code. When a law enforcement officer can no longer report for duty, leave it to the community to bring support to the front line.Sherri Aaron, wife of Mansfield Police Chief Tracy Aaron, is the mastermind behind a fundraising event honoring the family of injured Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce.Pearce is recovering at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He was shot multiple times last Tuesday during a foot chase. One suspect was shot and killed, and another has been charged with criminal attempt at capital murder.Aaron and her team have organized a fundraiser for Monday with city police associations and various Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the area to raise money for the family of officer Pearce.“Chick-Fil-A is very good about being able to do fundraisers like this,” Aaron said. “They really do support the men and women in blue in law enforcement.”Aaron said she and her staff would like to raise $50,000 for Pearce’s family.The restaurant locations are donating 20 percent of their sales between 5 and 9 p.m. on Monday to Pearce’s family. Aaron said some locations are donating 20 percent of their sales from the entire day.T-shirts honoring the wounded officer will also be sold at the various restaurant locations. Donations for the family will also be accepted.Aaron said the fundraiser will help support the officer’s family as he continues his recovery.One reason this fundraiser is so important is because it focuses on helping the family of an officer who has been injured, which is different than if an officer is killed in the line of duty, Aaron said.She said while there are many foundations that support families of officers who have been killed, that’s not always the case for those who are injured. Officers who are injured can receive worker’s compensation, but Aaron said that’s considered “nothing.”“A lot of officers have to work part-time, so if an officer loses all of his part-time, it puts a financial burden on the entire family,” Aaron said. “This [support] will help relieve some of the financial burden while officer Pearce can hopefully make a full recovery.”Aaron said many groups want to get behind the fundraiser and the family of Officer Pearce.“When we first started preparing for the fundraiser, Burleson reached out to us expressing how much they wanted to be involved,”Aaron said. “Then, Benbrook contacted us, along with Fort Worth. It’s just been an outpouring of everyone wanting to help.”[&lt;a href=”//storify.com/cgirman/officer-pierce-fundraiser” target=”_blank”&gt;View the story “Officer Pearce Fundraiser” on Storify&lt;/a&gt;]Aaron said social media has been an effective way for people to show their support for the officer and his family.“We chose the hashtag ‘#TeamPearce’ because we wanted people to take a picture with the shirt and tag it,” Aaron said. “It means so much to them to see everyone’s support and to see this event blossom throughout the community.”[&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”//storify.com/cgirman/teampearce” target=”_blank”&amp;amp;amp;gt;View the story “#TeamPearce” on Storify&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;] Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Claire Girman Botanical garden hosts hands-on spring event Twitter ReddIt Officer Pearce has served with the Fort Worth Police Department since 2009. Community to host fundraiser Monday to support injured Fort Worth officer + posts Previous articleCommunity to host fundraiser Monday to support injured Fort Worth officerNext articleTCU implements new writing contest Claire Girman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Twitter Linkedin Facebook Claire Girman is a journalism major from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She’s fueled by college sports rage, literature and French press coffee. Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods ReddIt ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Open Streets event closes roadway in order to open for people
Facebook WhatsApp Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 16 Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, May 16. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. A day before early voting began, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace candidate Matthew Stringer posted on his personal Facebook page deriding an advertisement run by his opponent, Missi Walden.2. For National Police Week, the Odessa Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will be hosting a memorial service to honor fellow officers who have been killed in the line of duty.3. Odessa police have obtained warrants for the arrest of two women as part of an ongoing shooting investigation and are seeking information on the whereabouts of those wanted.4. Deputies arrested 15-year-old suspect in the area of 16th Street and Redondo Avenue after police said a black Chevrolet Avalanche with Mexico tags was involved in several hit and runs involving fences and stop signs Tuesday afternoon. 5. IN SPORTS: The Permian football team concludes its annual spring practices with the Black-White game at 6:30 tonight at Ratliff Stadium. Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter Pinterest Previous article15-year-old arrested after vehicle pursuitNext articlePolice identify Albertsons robbery suspect admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 16, 2018 Permian running back Ed Williams (center) finds a hole to run through during the first day of spring football workouts on April 20 at John Wilikins Field. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Local News Five things you need to know today, May 16 OC employee of the year always learning ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp
By News Highland – April 1, 2014 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers News Previous articleAlcorn seeks lifting of recruitment embargoNext articleNowDoc will no longer directly respond to emergency calls News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook EU Petitions Committee asks Coveney to review Byrne family “Lost at Sea” case Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest A European Parliament committee has asked the Irish Government to clarify why a Donegal family’s ‘Lost at Sea’ case was not treated with more equity and fairness.MEP Jim Higgins, who brought the Byrne family to Brussels confirmed this morning that in an official letter to the Minister Simon Coveney, the Committee on Petitions has formally asked for a full review of the case relating to the Byrne family.Jim Higgins says it’s a significant development…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/jhigslosdtatsea.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter
narvikk/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — California ordered 5,000 more body bags and has dozens of refrigerated trucks on standby as the state experiences its “most intense” COVID-19 surge to date, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.The state reported 32,326 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, amid “historically high” case numbers, the governor said. Its 14-day average positivity rate is 10.7% — the highest it’s been since the beginning of the pandemic. Two weeks ago, that rate was 6.9%.There were 142 new deaths reported on Tuesday, with the seven-day average at 163 per day as of Monday. That number was 41 a month ago.Amid the surge in deaths, the state has distributed 5,000 newly purchased body bags to San Diego, Los Angeles and Inyo counties, and has 60 53-foot refrigerated storage units on standby in counties and at hospitals, he said. California is also activating its coroner mutual aid and mass fatality program, Newsom said, to coordinate the response of coroners and morgues.“This is a deadly disease, and we need to be mindful of where we are,” Newsom said. “We are not at the finish line yet.”Hospitalization rates are also troubling, increasing 68% in the past two weeks, he said. Intensive care unit admissions have also increased 54% in the past two weeks.Statewide, ICU capacity is at 5.7%. The San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions have ICU availability under 2%. When a region hits 0% ICU capacity, surge staffing and surge management go into effect, Newsom said.San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, as well as Greater Sacramento, have entered a state-ordered shutdown, triggered when the ICU availability drops below 15%. Under the stay-at-home order, nonessential businesses such as hair salons, bars and movie theaters must close, restaurants can only open for takeout and retail capacity is limited to 20% for at least three weeks.Los Angeles County has been especially hard-hit by the pandemic, with the average daily hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 increasing 312% from Nov. 9 to Dec. 10, officials said. Nearly half of the county’s ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients, officials said Monday. By the weekend, it could be more than half, as health officials pleaded with residents to stay home.“Our reality is frightening at the moment,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said.The governor’s briefing comes a day after the state administered its first COVID-19 vaccine dose in Los Angeles County, and thousands of doses are being rolled out across the state. Twenty-four locations expected doses to arrive on Tuesday and 33 hospitals should have the vaccine by Wednesday, officials said.“There is light at the end of the tunnel,” Newsom said. “But we are still in the tunnel, going through the most challenging and difficult surge we’ve experienced since the beginning of this pandemic.”Newsom has received pushback to the state’s COVID-19 response, especially around restrictions. A recall effort has collected more than half of the nearly 1.5 million petition signatures needed by mid-March to get it on the ballot.ABC News’ Alex Stone and Cammeron Parrish contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
FamilieS of workers threa-tened with redundancy at Liver-pool bakery Sayers marched through the streets in a last-ditch attempt to save their jobs.Protesters called on owner, Lyndale Foods, to invest in the site to help improve efficiency rather than shed more than 180 jobs and transfer much of the production to Lyndale’s Hampsons bakery in Bolton.The firm is consulting with staff over 140 full-time and 40 part-time possible redundancies at the bakery and in administrative functions, following the loss of a Kwik Save contract; half of Sayers’ output was to Kwik Save stores. Sayers has also closed down its pension fund, a move which angered the workforce.The main union at the site, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), organised the march, which was joined by Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby, Bob Wareing, who pledged to keep putting pressure on the government. Union representative John Higgins said: “Management hasn’t investigated enough avenues to see if we can save these jobs and a lot of people feel really aggrieved as the bakery has a long tradition in this area.”He said the union did not accept the high number of redundancies and wanted to explore the possibility of “sharing the pain” between the two bakeries.A company spokesman insisted it was looking at every possibility during its consultation but Higgins added: “We’re still talking about terms and conditions, but although we hope there will be concessions, they have given us no reason to believe that there will be.”A final decision is expected in the next few weeks.The Sayers bakery supplies 123 shops and national chains and wholesalers with products including cakes, morning rolls, bread and savouries.
Astin made his Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and starred in the recently canceled TBS sitcom Ground Floor (where he made a pretty decent Elphaba, for what it’s worth). In addition to Pitch Perfect and the upcoming sequel, his screen credits include 21 & Over and Hamlet 2. He also starred in the 2010 Hollywood Bowl production of Rent. View Comments The pilot is penned by David Windsor and Casey Johnson, who also serve as executive producers alongside Dan Fogelman, Aaron Kaplan, Mike Tollin and Peter Gruber. Stage and screen favorite Skylar Astin will headline an untitled NBA-themed pilot from ABC. Before you picture him on the court, though, keep reading. According to Variety, the Spring Awakening vet will play a wimpy, non-athletic teaching assistant who is recruited as an translator and mentor to a non-English speaking player from Botswana. Further casting and a timeline for the series have not yet been announced.