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Se aceptan solicitudes para las becas de la Ofrenda Unida…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Jan 4, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [4 de enero del 2016] Se aceptan solicitudes para las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias 2016.  Los formularios de solicitud están disponibles aquí.El objetivo para las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias 2016 es la quinta marca de las Marcas Anglicanas de Misión: Esforzarse por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida de la tierra“La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias continúa su tradición de agradecimiento mediante la concesión de becas para el 2016”, comentó Sandra K. Squires, Ed. Dd., Presidente de la Junta Directiva de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias.Establecido por la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias, para promover el agradecimiento y la misión de toda la Iglesia, la finalidad de las becas es proporcionar dinero para la puesta en marcha de un nuevo proyecto que se centre en cualquiera de las cinco marcas de Misión.Los fondos no se permiten para la continuación de ministerios ya en curso.Las directrices detalladas para la solicitud de las becas están aquí. El plazo es el viernes,  4 de marzo a las 5 de la tarde hora del Este.La lista de proyectos permitidos y no elegibles se encuentra aquí.Conocida mundialmente como la UTO, las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias se otorgan para proyectos que aborden las necesidades humanas y ayuden a aliviar la pobreza, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional, en la Iglesia Episcopal. Notas importantesLa Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias aceptará:las solicitudes de becas para los gastos de puesta en marcha de un nuevo ministerio.una solicitud de beca por cada diócesis dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal;se puede presentar una solicitud adicional para una beca compañera de una diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal. Esta relación se puede formar con una diócesis asistida de la Iglesia Episcopal o con una diócesis de la Comunión Anglicana. El obispo patrocinador con jurisdicción será responsable de la contabilidad de la subvención.Para obtener más información acerca de las directrices y las solicitudes, póngase en contacto con la Revda. Heather Melton, Misionera para la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias, [email protected] en españolLos materiales de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias están disponibles en español y se pueden descargar aquí. Se incluyen diseños de las Cajas Azules que se pueden imprimir en cartulina, cortarlas y doblarlas.“La esperanza es que la oferta de los materiales para su descarga permita a nuestras diócesis que hubieran tenido que pagar una cuota elevada para el envío o la importación a su país, tengan acceso a los materiales de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias por solo el costo de la impresión en su diócesis o parroquia”, añadió Melton.Más información Para ulterior información contacte a Melton en [email protected] Cinco Marcas de la Misión son:Proclamar la Buena Nueva del Reino de DiosEnseñar, bautizar y nutrir a los nuevos creyentesResponder a las necesidades humanas con  servicio caritativoBuscar la transformación de las estructuras injustas de la sociedad, para desafiar a la violencia de cualquier tipo y buscar la paz y la reconciliaciónEsforzarse por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida de la tierraIglesia Episcopal: www.episcopalchurch.org Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Submit a Press Release Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Se aceptan solicitudes para las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

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What surprises will be revealed at The State of the City…

first_img Reply “President Washington began this tradition in 1790 after reminding the Nation that the destiny of self-government and the ‘preservation of the sacred fire of liberty’ is ‘finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.’ For our friends in the press, who place a high premium on accuracy, let me say: I did not actually hear George Washington say that.” – Ronald Reagan, State of the Union January 26th, 1982 TAGSHighland ManorMayor Joe KilsheimerState of the City Previous articleBirthday parade brings out the best in ApopkaNext articleChampion of Choices highlight Wolf Lake week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR   Sargent provided this response: Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia The state of the city address is going to be on a Monday at 8:00 am tomorrow on a cold wintery day? I would rather stay under the warm covers in bed….. I like to try to keep up with city happenings, but even I am not THAT gung-ho! Hopefully, it will be recorded on audio, or the media will tell us all about it! My visions are going to be sugar plums dancing in my head………..ZZZZZZZ…..LOL December 11, 2016 at 3:44 pm December 11, 2016 at 3:36 pm Next Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom State of  the City Preview“The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. … In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free—honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just—a way which if followed the world will forever applaud and God must forever bless.”– Abraham Lincoln, State of the Union December 1st, 1862Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell   I love the State of the Union Address. I have watched every one since the Reagan administration. It is an historic opportunity for a President to give an account of how the nation has fared over the previous year, and more importantly a chance to lay out their plan for the future. It involves almost every part of federal government weighing-in from cabinet positions to staff and a chance for the White House writers to really shine.My first Apopka City Council meeting was a little less than a year ago as Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice. At the end of the meeting during public comment someone asked Mayor Joe Kilsheimer about a “State of the City” address. Kilsheimer said they were working on it.I was excited to hear this news. I didn’t realize a mayor gave a state of the city address. I sent a followup question to Apopka Public Information Officer Robert Sargent, and he confirmed they were working on it, but did not have a date. Every few months since then I have asked about the State of the City, until finally at the City Council Workshop in November, Kilsheimer announced the date – December 12th. December 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm “…We should all want a smarter, more effective government. And while we may not be able to bridge our biggest philosophical differences this year, we can make real progress. With or without this Congress, I will keep taking actions that help the economy grow. But I can do a whole lot more with your help. Because when we act together, there is nothing the United States of America can’t achieve.”– Barack Obama, State of the Union January 24th, 2012We won’t know the answers to any of these questions until tomorrow when Kilsheimer takes the stage and delivers this historic speech. The content, surprises, and announcements will be unveiled then. One thing is for certain, the speculation and conversations will not end with the conclusion of his address. 4 COMMENTS Reply Let me throw out a wild card here……the Highland Manor will be moved and relocated to the Edward Field area for a community center??? The citizen who suggested a state of the city address at the city council meeting was Isadora Dean. Now, as to the question as to who will write the speech, I have no doubt that it will be Mayor Kilsheimer who will author the speech, no one else. This event will not be one of those events like where Melania Trump speech mirrored Micelle Obama’s words of her speech, LOL! No, the mayor will give his own thoughts and words, no doubt, in my mind, about that………  “Here’s what I can tell you about Monday’s presentation: The State of the City address is important to recognize Apopka’s accomplishments during the past year and to share the many transformative changes coming in 2017 and beyond. This is an exciting time for our city when we are improving public services, creating new city facilities, inviting new and expanding business and improving the quality of life for residents. Mayor Kilsheimer is working with city staff to research information, compile data and write Monday’s address. We plan to present a synopsis of city projects and goals. We also will have some big announcements.”Okay… not exactly direct answers to my questions. But I understand. They want to keep it close to the vest. They have surprises in store. They want to control the message. I can understand that, even respect it. But I am a reporter. I’m curious. I want to know, and I want my readers to know as well.And the only thing left to do in the light of limited information as a reporter is to change hats and become an analyst. It’s time for a little healthy speculation on tomorrow’s speech. 1. Who is the primary author of the speech? Who else worked on it as far as writing the address?2. How many departments weighed-in? Will the speech cover each department or is it more of a general outline of the state of the city?3. Has Mayor Kilsheimer delivered a State of the City address before? If not do you know when the last State of the City was delivered?4. Why did you decide on December 12th? And why did you decide on 8AM?5. Why did you choose The Highland Manor over City Hall as a venue?6. How many words/pages (some measurement) is the address?7. Do you or Mayor Kilsheimer (or both) have any comments or thoughts on the State of the City address?8. Are there any excerpts or a theme you can release? Is there a title (such as “setting Apopka up for success” type of phrase you will use).9. What issues will be addressed in the speech? December 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia “We know big government does not have all the answers… The era of big Government is over. But we cannot go back to the time when our citizens were left to fend for themselves. Instead, we must go forward as one America, one nation working together to meet the challenges we face together.” -Bill Clinton, State of the Union January 23rd, 1996 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here  I had a million questions about the State of the City. I whittled it down to nine and emailed Sargent: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here  Why an early morning address? And why in December? I’m not sure why the administration wants to start at 8AM. It seems like an after 5PM start time would allow more people to attend, but does the December 12th date have meaning? It is about one year from the deadline for Apopka Mayor and City Commission candidates having to file their applications to run for office… So is Kilsheimer going to announce his re-election campaign for Mayor of Apopka tomorrow?Why choose The Highland Manor over City Hall?Certainly The Highland Manor is a beautiful and appropriate venue for a speech, but is there symbolism involved? Earlier in 2016 there was controversy over The Highland Manor being potentially moved or torn down to make way for The City Center to come. Why frame that tension of old and new Apopka unless you had a solution? Will this be one of the “big announcements” Sargent referenced? I meant to post Michelle, not Micelle…..LOLlast_img read more

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When cringeworthy gifts are worse than inconsiderate

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSChristmas giftsthe conversation.com Previous articleThe wait is over: Portions of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive opens today!Next articleCity Council votes to modify medical marijuana ban Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 By Deborah Y. Cohn, Associate Professor of Marketing at the New York Institute of Technology, and first published at theconversation.comEver wondered why your mom bought you that inexplicable thing? You’re not alone.I have spent years doing consumer research related to gift giving. In my field, conventional wisdom surmises that when gifts fail to please recipients, it’s accidental. But I’ve determined that sometimes people give bad gifts on purpose.My personal interest in this dynamic stems from a gag present my dad gave me when I was a kid. As I unwrapped his box in a box in a box, the anticipation grew bigger as the boxes got smaller. When I found that the last box was empty, it crushed me. He thought it was funny. (In my dad’s defense, this happened on April Fool’s Day, an occasion on which we had no gift-giving traditions.)But I never could shake my urge to learn why someone would give such a rotten gift.It can be hard to recover from a disappointing gift, even when it’s supposed to be a gag. unguryanu/ShutterstockStudying mean giftsThe total cost of unwanted gifts is high, both in terms of dollars and in damaged relationships, I’ve found in my research.Unwanted merchandise returned to U.S. retailers during the 2015 holiday season (excluding fraud cases) totaled US$60.84 billion. This sum of course leaves out the many unwanted gifts that are regifted, ignored, sold, donated or thrown away.No data exist about how many presents are cruel, but this problem has implications for brands, retailers, marketers and consumers at a time when the National Retail Federation predicts that Americans are spending an estimated $678.75 billion a year on presents.Depending on whether you’ve got similar tales of woe, you may (or may not) be surprised to learn that many people intentionally give gifts with no concerns for the recipient’s feelings.Although it seems nonsensical to give someone a gift that will damage a relationship rather than strengthen it, some people deliberately do just that.Not only are these returns a drag for businesses, they harm friendships and fray family bonds.To undertake a study of mean presents, the first of its kind, I did in-depth interviews individually with the people in 15 relationships. Each interview with one member of these couples began with the question, “Can you tell me about gift giving between you and your partner over the course of time?” In these interviews, couples often spoke about gifts exchanged within their families, too.To broaden the study, I searched family-focused message boards at the Babycenter.comwebsite using the keyword “gifts” and analyzed the more than 400,000 relevant results.People, it turns out, really like to talk about gifts.They talk online about great gifts and horrible gifts. They seek help from others to figure out what went wrong. They like to complain when they suspect that someone has intentionally given them an awful present.When your loved ones give presents that don’t suit you, it can get awkward. Sebastian Gauert/Shutterstock.com5 kinds of inconsiderate presentsAfter reviewing the data, I identified five categories of inconsiderate gifts.Confrontational. The first are gifts that are essentially personal affronts. One of my personal favorites is the pregnancy test a woman actually gave her childless daughter-in-law for Christmas.I was also shocked by this other example that is purely aggressive rather than passive aggressive: A woman bought her grown son a book about Christianity knowing that he had given up the faith and didn’t appreciate being reminded of his mother’s disapproval.Selfish. “To-you-for-me” gifts benefit givers more than recipients.One sports-loving man in my study epitomized this category by giving his wife a big-screen television for her birthday, just in time for the Super Bowl that she didn’t plan to watch.Aggressive. Sometimes gifts are explicitly meant to offend.For example, after a man in my study gave his wife lawn furniture for Mother’s Day, she told him she hated the pattern and asked him to return it. Instead, he bought her more of that furniture for her birthday a few weeks later.This category of crummy gifts signals a deteriorating relationship. Indeed, this couple got divorced not long after these incidents.Obligatory. It’s always hard to select gifts when the giver doesn’t know or especially care what the recipient would want.These obligatory presents, often exchanged and opened in front of groups, are not malicious gifts. They are simply meant to check a box. If everyone gathering round a Christmas tree is going to be giving each other something, you may feel safer giving your Aunt Sally a completely random thing even if you have no clue about what she’d like.One woman bought her husband clothes for his birthday even though she knew he would end up returning most of them. When asked, “If you knew he wouldn’t like it, why did you buy it?,” she replied, “Probably just so he would have something on his birthday.” She felt the need to give a gift, but no need to please her husband.Competitive. Gifts given for bragging rights are intended to “out-gift” someone else. A common example of this is what happens when someone gives their grandchild a present the kid’s parents specifically said not to buy.One woman in my study reported that her parents were competing with her in-laws to give her kids increasingly large and extravagant gifts over her objections – then posting about it on Facebook.To be sure, these categories may overlap. Ill-conceived gifts can be be both aggressive and competitive, and “to-you—for-me” presents can also be confrontational.Typical Americans are buying 15 gifts this holiday season. If any of yours sound like they fit the mold of these crummy presents, there’s still time to alleviate the suffering by not going through with your plan to give someone a cruel gift – or at least to apologize if it’s too late.The Atlantic writer Derek Thompson explains why many presents amount to what economists call “deadweight loss”: The company wasted time making it, the giver wasted time buying it, and the receiver wasted time returning it. 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Great Barrier House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/244604/great-barrier-house-crosson-clarke-carnachan-architects Clipboard Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Photographs Projects Photographs:  Simon DevittText description provided by the architects. The house is nestled in a beautifully private setting surrounded with large Puriri trees, Blackwoods and other natives. The building form is elevated for flood protection, and acknowledges the hill to the west, lifting towards it’s elevation. The living zone opens completely to this setting, and the timber exoskeleton references the surrounding trees. The bedrooms all have protected outdoor space, being closely located to the trees for increased privacy. The house is located to protect the existing vegetation and to make the most of the sun and the native bird life on the property. Save this picture!© Simon DevittBeing on Great Barrier Island, the building also needed to be sustainable – the following abstract from an e-mail received from the Clients refers to this point: “The outdoor room is a place we spend much of our time, eating, reading, doing homework and siesta-ing; but the feeling of being indoors on those hot summer days with all doors open is also fantastic. Save this picture!Not cold enough (owing to that great low E glass and good design) for fires yet – we have had 2 only for ambience, not heat. “It is an astonishingly decadent feeling lying in a bath of free water, heated by the sun, pumped by solar power. Free as anything! Hot water gets up to 68 degrees in the tank from the sun, and has to be cooled to come out the tap. “With 9 staying and all the laptops, music, washing etc we’ve only run the generator 3 times ever. All the irrigation systems do clever things. So it’s more than a PC nod to sustainability, as you know from all our fussing about timbers and paints.”Save this picture!© Simon DevittProject gallerySee allShow lessCholula Student Housing / BNKR ArquitecturaArticlesRe-Thinking Shanghai Proposal / Vinícius Philot, Fabiano Ravaglia and Gibran DuarteArticles Share CopyHouses•Great Barrier Island, New Zealand Great Barrier House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGreat Barrier House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Save this picture!© Simon Devitt+ 20 Share ArchDaily Great Barrier House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Houses “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/244604/great-barrier-house-crosson-clarke-carnachan-architects Clipboard New Zealand CopyAbout this officeCrosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesGreat Barrier IslandNew ZealandPublished on June 18, 2012Cite: “Great Barrier House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects” 18 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Detrás de las nuevas mentiras sobre Corea

first_imgLos medios de comunicación del establecimiento están sugiriendo que los tuits de Donald Trump acusando a Barack Obama de infiltrar sus llamadas telefónicas son sólo una distracción para evitar que los medios se concentren en por qué el procurador general Jeff Sessions tuvo que recusarse de una investigación federal sobre las conexiones de la campaña de Trump con Rusia.Es una suposición probable. Trump tiene una historia de inundar los medios de comunicación con acusaciones locas.Pero aquí está la pregunta: ¿Por qué los medios de comunicación no están igualmente escépticos sobre la historia – aún más melodramática – del grupo gobernante de Corea del Sur que acusa al gobierno de Corea del Norte – la República Popular Democrática de Corea – de asesinar al medio hermano del líder de ese país en un aeropuerto de Malasia? ¿Por qué informan con cara seria esta extraña acusación?En ambos casos, existen razones convincentes para sospechar que las historias dadas son falsas y auto convenientes. En el caso coreano, desvía la atención de un escándalo mucho más grande que involucra a las autoridades gobernantes de Corea del Sur.Sin embargo, en todos los informes de los medios de comunicación de EUA sobre las acusaciones del régimen de Seúl, no hay ni una palabra sobre la enorme crisis política que enfrenta ahora el grupo gobernante en Corea del Sur y los multimillonarios que están envueltos en él.El jefe de Samsung, la corporación más grande del país, fue arrestado el 17 de febrero y acusado de sobornar con 38 millones de dólares a la presidente surcoreana, Park Geun-hye, quien había indultado al jefe de Samsung por cargos criminales anteriores.Durante casi un año, millones de surcoreanas/os han salido a las calles exigiendo la renuncia de la presidente Park. El parlamento votó el 9 de diciembre para acusarla de corrupción. Ella se ha negado a dimitir, y la dinastía Park (su padre se convirtió en presidente en 1961 a través de un golpe militar) está colgando de un hilo.EUA usa Corea del Sur como base militarLa RPDC en el norte ha permanecido independiente de la dominación extranjera desde su revolución socialista en los años cuarenta.Una lucha guerrillera había liberado al pueblo del norte del dominio colonial japonés, y el líder de esa lucha, Kim Il Sung, se convirtió en el primer presidente del norte.El sur, por otra parte, ha estado bajo el control de Washington y Wall Street desde que las tropas estadounidenses aterrizaron allí al final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El primer presidente instalado en el sur, Syngman Rhee, pasó la guerra en Nueva Jersey y fue transportado a Corea en un avión militar estadounidense en 1945.Ahora, el ejército estadounidense ha comenzado sus mayores “juegos” de guerra, llamados Foal Eagle y Key Resolve, en Corea del Sur. Con duración hasta abril, éstos implican fuerzas aéreas y marítimas equipadas con armas nucleares que simulan una invasión de Corea del Norte. En los ejercicios del año pasado, participaron 300.000 soldados, incluidos personal de Corea del Sur y Japón.El Pentágono también está preparándose para instalar su sistema de misiles THAAD en Corea del Sur, que está dirigido tanto a China y Rusia, como a la RPDC. China y Rusia han denunciado esta escalada de amenazas militares en la región como un peligro de guerra nuclear.No hay que ser sabio para ver que la clase dominante de EUA – incluyendo tanto el campo de Trump como quienes están en su contra – tiene mucho en juego en desviar la atención del levantamiento masivo que amenaza con derrocar al corrupto régimen de Park en Corea del Sur.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Housing Grabs 15 Percent of Q4’s GDP Growth

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Two-Year High for Pending Home Sales Shows ‘Positive Momentum’ For Housing Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 3/31/2015 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 30, 2015 1,000 Views Housing Grabs 15 Percent of Q4’s GDP Growth Gross Domestic Product housing industry National Association of Home Builders U.S. Economy 2015-03-30 Brian Honea In the third estimate for the nation’s fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth recently released, housing retained a 15.25 percent share of the 2.2 percent GDP growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.Homebuilding and remodeling, commonly known as residential fixed investment (RFI), made up 3.09 percent of housing’s share in Q4. RFI includes new single-family and multifamily construction, residential modeling, manufactured home production and brokers fees, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With an annualized pace of $504 billion in Q4, the RFI component of the GDP reached its highest quarterly rate since mid-2008.The measure of housing services is the second component of housing that affects the GDP, comprising 12.15 percent of the economy. Housing services include gross rents (including utilities) paid by renters, owners’ imputed rents, which are estimates of the cost of renting owner-occupied units), and utility payments. According to NAHB, without the inclusion of owners’ imputed rents, increases in homeownership would result in declines for the GDP.”Historically, RFI has averaged roughly 5 percent of GDP while housing services have averaged between 12 percent and 13 percent, for a combined 17 percent to 18 percent of GDP,” NAHB economist Robert Dietz wrote on the NAHB’s blog. “These shares tend to vary over the business cycle.”The third estimate of Q4 for GDP growth of 2.2 percent is below the rate for the entire year, which was 2.4 percent. The slower growth carried over into Q1 due to “temporary factors” cited by Fannie Mae, such as a drawdown in inventory, unusually high snowfall in some parts of the country, and the West Coast port slowdown.Nonetheless, Fannie Mae expects the reduction of these temporary factors, combined with upbeat labor market conditions and positive consumer and business fundamentals, to push GDP growth up to 2.8 percent in 2015.”The economy is getting a boost from the strong employment numbers we’ve seen last year and at the start of 2015,” Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan said earlier this month. “When this employment growth partners with income growth and consumers experience a rise in their personal household income, we should see a similar boost in the housing sector. Overall, we expect an improving 2015 with continued economic growth bringing housing above 2014 levels.” Share Save 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Grabs 15 Percent of Q4’s GDP Growthcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Gross Domestic Product housing industry National Association of Home Builders U.S. Economy Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Supreme Court To Pronounce Judgment On The Payment Of AGR Dues By Telecom Companies Tomorrow

Top StoriesSupreme Court To Pronounce Judgment On The Payment Of AGR Dues By Telecom Companies Tomorrow Radhika Roy31 Aug 2020 8:55 AMShare This – xSupreme Court will be delivering the judgement tomorrow on the issue pertaining to the payment of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues by telecom companies. A Bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer and MR Shah will elaborate the period within which the companies will have to pay the AGR dues and, further, they are expected to decide the question of whether…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?LoginSupreme Court will be delivering the judgement tomorrow on the issue pertaining to the payment of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues by telecom companies. A Bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer and MR Shah will elaborate the period within which the companies will have to pay the AGR dues and, further, they are expected to decide the question of whether spectrum can be sold under the insolvency proceedings as per the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). On July 20, the Bench had reserved orders in the plea by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) against the October 2019, which sought to allow the telecom companies to make payments of the AGR dues in a staggered manner over a period of 20 years. During the proceedings, the Bench had made it clear that they would not entertain any objections for re-assessment/re-calculation of AGR in light of the decision passed by the Apex Court in October 2019, and had directed Reliance Communications, Sistema, Shyam Teleservices and Videocon to submit their insolvency details within a period of 7 days. The Court had noted that it needed to ensure that the IBC was not being misused by companies in order to escape liabilities. A warning was also communicated to all parties to dispense with the payments pertaining to public revenue in line with what had been directed by the Bench. Justice Mishra, during the proceedings, also expressed reservations regarding keeping the dues pending. “What is the guarantee that you will not escape? Some of you are foreign companies and may even go into liquidation. What is the security you can give us?”, asked Justice Mishra. Justice Mishra had also pulled up all the telecom companies and had stated that none of them would be allowed to “wriggle” out of their liabilities and that the Solicitor-General must not bat for re-assessment of dues as this would then mean going against the orders of the Court which mandated the payment of AGR dues in terms of the requisite heads. The DoT, in its plea, sought for a window of 20 years for payment of dues, in line with the proposal of the Central Government. On the other hand, Tata Telecom informed the Court that they would require a window of 7-10 years, and Vodafone-Idea, as well as Bharti Airtel sought for payment over the course of 15 years. Apart from the aspect of period during which the dues need to be paid by the telcos, the Supreme Court had reserved its decision on August 24 on the aspect regarding whether spectrum could be sold as a part of proceedings under IBC, and the effect of spectrum sharing and licence trading agreements between telecom companies. The DoT had argued that spectrum could not be sold and the telecom companies submitted to the Court that as spectrum was purchased through auctions, it became an asset and therefore, they had the right to use and sell it under the IBC. Next Story read more

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Wales launches ground-breaking green scheme for Help to Buy

first_imgEstate agents and developers selling the most energy efficient new-build homes in Wales to first time buyers will get a boost in June when ground-breaking new rules favour greener homes under the country’s Help to Buy scheme.The Welsh government has revealed that it is to offer home buyers using Help to Buy better finance options depending on the energy efficiency of the property they buy, the first time this has been attempted in the UK.The logic is that the less a property costs to run, the more young people trying to get on the property ladder – who make up 75% of all applicants in Wales – should be able to borrow via the equity-loan based scheme.“We have worked closely with the Building Research Establishment on the project which modelled this work, and we are the first government, indeed the first organisation in the UK to put this into practice,” says Welsh Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans (pictured, left).“Whilst there is no obligation on mortgage lenders to change existing practices or their own affordability assessments, we hope to see them follow our lead and make energy efficiency part of the mortgage consideration for all home-buyers in Wales.”The new scheme will begin in June and will affect the 1,700 properties that are bought via Help to Buy in Wales every year and worth some £1.2 billion.“We know that energy spending can be a major household outgoing, which is why we want to make energy efficiency part of the consideration when people look to buy a home in Wales,” says Rebecca.Read more about Help to Buy in the UK.  help to buy rebecca evans Wales welsh Welsh Government first-time buyers May 9, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Wales launches ground-breaking green scheme for Help to Buy previous nextHousing MarketWales launches ground-breaking green scheme for Help to BuyScheme will now vary the deals it offers those buying a home through Help to Buy in Wales depending on how eco-friendly the property is.Nigel Lewis9th May 201801,254 Viewslast_img read more

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Covid throws London borough’s property licensing into disarray

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Covid throws London borough’s property licensing into disarray previous nextCOVID-19 newsCovid throws London borough’s property licensing into disarraySouthwark’s selective schemes have ended with no renewal date set yet – leaving many agents and landlords in limbo.Nigel Lewis8th January 20210371 Views Southwark Council’s additional and selective property licensing schemes – which ended on 31st December – are not likely to start up again until the summer.The London borough approved plans to develop new five-year schemes last April but shelved its public consultation due to the pandemic.London Property Licensing (LPL) says that if the council decides to implement replacements, a designation has to be made at least three months before they come into force, which makes it unlikely that any new licensing schemes would start until later this year.LPL says the council previously acknowledged that licences can be granted for up to five years regardless of the end date and, during 2019, decided to extend the expiry date on some beyond 31st December 2020.Existing licences under the previous schemes covered about 15,000 properties and will remain in force until their expiry date unless they are revoked.Replacement schemesA council spokesman says: “The council is currently working on proposals for replacement schemes but these will not start for some time.“Any licences that have not expired will be valid for the future schemes when they come in however, until those new schemes start there is no requirement for landlords to apply for licences that have expired.”It adds that landlords and lettings agents with HMOs may still need to apply for a licence under the mandatory licensing scheme.Phil Turtle, of Landlord Licensing and Defence, warns that although Southwark’s licensing schemes have ended, landlords are not safe.“The council’s aggressive enforcement and civil penalty fine regime will not stop,” he says. “Every HMO from three persons up must comply with the HMO management regulations and all rental properties must comply with the housing health and safety rating system.”Read more about Southwark.Southwark Council London Property Licensing (LPL) property licensing schemes Phil Turtle Landlord Licensing and Defence January 8, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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USFF Highlights Navy’s Environmental Efforts

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navy’s Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USFF Highlights Navy’s Environmental Efforts View post tag: Defense Personnel from U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) command highlighted the Navy’s environmental efforts during Earth Day 2013 events held in the Hampton Roads, Va. area April 20-21.Earth Day is observed April 22 each year, and the Navy’s theme for 2013 is, “Global Reach – Local Action.”Navy leaders have encouraged commands across the Navy to participate in local events and to spread the word on the Navy’s many environmental success stories. USFF acted by sending a team of civilians and Navy Reservists to three local community events held in honor of Earth Day.The team helped convey the Navy’s commitment to protecting the environment by participating in Earth Day programs at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, and Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach. The USFF team set up a booth at each location and delivered presentations on the various environmental programs the Navy has in place to conserve the environment.Visitors were given the opportunity to look into a set of binoculars and wear the communication headsets similar to those used by lookouts or marine mammal observers aboard Navy ships to search for marine mammals. USFF team members also displayed a guidebook used to identify marine mammals and sea turtles, and provided members of the public examples of the “whale wheels” used by Navy lookouts to identify whales.Children were treated to posters and calendars that contained pictures of different whale and turtle species. Pencils constructed out of recycled newspapers were popular take-away items as visitors learned of the protective measures that the Navy employs to ensure minimal risks to marine life while maintaining operational readiness.Addressing the protective measures that the Navy takes to minimize any impacts to the ocean, USFF Environmental Outreach Coordinator Todd Kraft said, “People know that the Navy protects America. We are trying to increase awareness of the steps we take to protect the ocean environment while training to defend America. For example, many members of the public are unaware that whenever we conduct sonar or explosives training we reduce or stop the training event if a marine mammal is sighted in the mitigation zone.”Many who visited the booths were amazed at the shipboard plastics processing method. The resultant colorful compressed discs on display conveyed how ships at sea have invested in technologies and procedures used to keep harmful materials out of the oceans.“When a ship with 5,000 Sailors is out to sea, a lot of trash is generated each day that has to be dealt with,” said Ens. Johhny Michael, a Navy Reserve public affairs officer at USFF. “We developed a device that is half trash compactor, half oven that superheats and then compresses the plastics and other non-biodegradable items into these easily storable discs that can be properly disposed of when the ship returns to port.”The Earth Day 2013 festivities allowed the Navy to showcase to the public its commitment to procedures that lessen its environmental impact and protect marine life, while ensuring that it can execute missions that the nation requires.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 24, 2013 View post tag: USFFcenter_img View post tag: Highlights View post tag: Efforts View post tag: environmental USFF Highlights Navy’s Environmental Efforts View post tag: Naval April 24, 2013 Share this articlelast_img read more

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