Rained out at anti-racism rally, Presiding Bishop vows ‘we will…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 4, 2018 Advocacy Peace & Justice, April 6, 2018 at 10:35 am I believe that “white racism” must be the most misused term in the English language. That is, until it is replaced by something else that has become equally fashionable. . The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA April 4, 2018 at 7:42 pm The only way that bigotry [racism is misused] will be defeated is when humans no longer exist. That is to say that if there are humans there will be evil. Doug Desper says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Jane Jellison says: April 5, 2018 at 9:12 am Bruce, you think of people in terms if identity politics; that is, in groups. I don’t. While what happened 60 years ago was despicable there has been progress made. Lingering over the corpse of that era is not how to address the dynamics of today. We don’t live under segregation mandates anymore. By and large I see people of all races and walks mingle and get along with each other. Those who will not are not in monolithic groups but are outliers – sometimes noisy, disruptive, or violent – but outliers and hardly in a majority. Are there racists? Yep. Of all backgrounds. My reading of the recommended training materials and much conversational focus minimizes that and instead couches the discussion on white privilege. While that exists it does not exist to the preponderance that is being relied on. To believe that means that one has to ignore the ability and endurance shown time and again by people of other races. I’m not willing to assign them the status of being oppressed and helpless and make whole groups a “victim” when their durable spirits and efforts have shown that they surpassed as individuals. Bruce Garner says: Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Ed Lane says: Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Joe Prasad says: Rector Knoxville, TN Doug Desper says: Comments (10) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 April 4, 2018 at 8:16 pm Now if only the Episcopal leadership will actively call out the racists in the Black Lives Matter movement, and the Muslim Brotherhood, and Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam hate groups. That much of the “official speak” and anti-racism training singles out “whites only” is shortsighted, and dare we say a little racist itself? Hate and intolerance is fluently practiced by every race. Hard to see that fact in any recommended training that were all told will help to assuage the sin. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Katherine B Johnson says: 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 center_img Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET April 4, 2018 at 5:29 pm Let a little rain keep them from their job? Pitiful. The NCC said earlier that the rally “is part of a movement to change the horror of the assassination into a strong witness for ending racism.”The NCC, to which the Episcopal Church and nearly 40 other Christian traditions belong, vowed to “pick up the torch and carrying on with a multiyear effort to finish the work Dr. King began.” The effort is also endorsed by an ecumenical group of religious organizations.A.C.T. stands for awaken, confront and transform, and the NCC says its goal is to remove racism from the nation’s social fabric and bring the country together. The night before the rally, many participants met at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to pray for an end to racism. The service took place on the Greek Orthodox Church’s Holy Tuesday, a day with a liturgy that is noted for its theme of repentance, according to the cathedral’s website.The rally and surrounding events will be followed April 5 by a National Day of Advocacy & Action. The day will include training in how to organize effective legislative visits and other aspects of such advocacy work, as well as actual visits to congressional offices.Curry’s planned participation in the rally was part of the Episcopal Church’s larger pledge “to act faithfully on its long history of honorable General Convention and Executive Council intentions but imperfect and fragmentary practical actions in matters of poverty, racism, sexism, and economic justice,” as the church’s Executive Council said in a resolution it passed at its January meeting. That resolution called for the church to develop an official relationship with the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.Diocese of Milwaukee Bishop Steven Miller, right, and the Rev. Chuck Wynder, the Episcopal Church’s officer for social justice and advocacy engagement, listen to speakers April 4 at the A.C.T. to End Racism Rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Photo: Neva Rae FoxThe Episcopal Church is in the midst of a season of justice engagement, the Rev. Chuck Wynder, the church’s officer for social justice and advocacy engagement, told Episcopal News Service. That season has already included Episcopalians’ participation in the March 24 March for Our Lives.“One of our goals is to be in the public square on this 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King,” Wynder said. “And, as a member church of the NCC, to participate actively in this long-term initiative to end racism by engaging in work and ministries of racial justice, racial equity and racial reconciliation both inside the church and in our communities.”He said that, by being involved in the A.C.T. rally, the Episcopal Church can “be in the public square and to state publicly on this very important day where we’re going and where we hope to go.”Wynder said the church’s involvement is also a way for Episcopalians to live into the Becoming Beloved Community effort that offers the Episcopal Church ways to organize its many efforts to respond to racial injustice and grow a community of reconcilers, justice-makers and healers. Getting involved in the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign is a significant step in that direction, he said.The 2018 campaign echoes King’s plan in 1968 for a Poor People’s Campaign, a plan he announced in a sermon on March 31, 1968, from the pulpit of Washington National Cathedral.Four days before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached his last Sunday sermon at Washington National Cathedral. “There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right,” King said. Photo: The Archives of the Episcopal Church“There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will,” King said in what would be his last Sunday sermon before his death.“In a few weeks some of us are coming to Washington to see if the will is still alive or if it is alive in this nation. We are coming to Washington in a Poor People’s Campaign.”King assured the congregation that this would not be a “histrionic gesture” or one meant to cause violence. “We are coming to demand that the government address itself to the problem of poverty. We read one day, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’ But if a man doesn’t have a job or an income, he has neither life nor liberty nor the possibility for the pursuit of happiness. He merely exists,” he said.“We are coming to ask America to be true to the huge promissory note that it signed years ago. And we are coming to engage in dramatic nonviolent action, to call attention to the gulf between promise and fulfillment; to make the invisible visible.”Those demonstrations had been tentatively set for June 15, 1968. King was gunned down on April 4 by an assassin in Memphis, Tennessee, four days after his sermon at Washington National Cathedral. Thousands of people spilled out of the cathedral on April 5 to mourn his assassination.The cathedral will commemorate King’s sermon on April 4 with a choral evensong that will include scripture and music associated with the recognition of King. Following the service, the cathedral will play the sermon, titled “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” A non-downloadable audio recording is here.Washington National Cathedral also will participate in a worldwide tolling of church bells the evening of April 4. The toll will begin with the bells at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis at 6:01 p.m. CDT, followed by bells throughout that city, and then across the country and the world. The cathedral’s bells will sound at 7:05 p.m. EDT. Many Episcopal churches plan to join the tolling.The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of the cathedral, recently noted that King was invited to preach in the cathedral to “explain ‘to the white clergy and the people of Greater Washington’ that his planned Poor People’s Campaign was intended to be ‘non-violent’ and not ‘disruptive of life in Washington.’” However, some Episcopalians protested the invitation. “It appears obvious that King’s purposes are definitely racist (one group only) and whose goal is to stir up more racial tension and anxiety, which can only lead to disaster,” one woman wrote.The cathedral will also commemorate King’s last sermon during its 11:15 a.m. Eucharist on April 8. The service will include recorded excerpts of King’s sermon along with music and prayers from the March 31, 1968 service.The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care, is interviewed in the media tent April 4 during the A.C.T. to End Racism Rally. Photo: Neva Rae FoxAnd, in Memphis on April 7, St. Mary’s Cathedral in the Diocese of West Tennessee will host a commemoration of the April 5, 1968 Ministers March, during which about 300 clergy gathered at the cathedral the day after King was killed about two miles away.The Very Rev. Andy Andrews, St. Mary’s dean, said in a recent letter that those clergy members, “after prayer and soul-searching discussion,” adopted a statement favoring the striking city sanitation workers whom King had come to the city to support. Approximately 150 ministers then marched from St. Mary’s to the mayor’s office to present their demands. Then-Dean Bill Dimmick led the march with the cathedral cross.“The cathedral congregation has never been the same,” Andrews said in his letter.St. Mary’s is hosting an all-day interfaith event April 7 that will include a block party and a worship service featuring some of the clergy who were at the original march. The march will also be re-enacted, and marchers are scheduled to meet with current Mayor Jim Strickland, whom Andrews said will “welcome us in a different fashion than Mayor [Henry] Loeb 50 years ago.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rained out at anti-racism rally, Presiding Bishop vows ‘we will act now for our future’ Numerous Episcopalians join A.C.T. to End Racism event commemorating King’s assassination Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm So sorry to have the PB bumped. It did get pretty rough out there, though. Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL April 5, 2018 at 7:56 am There may be bigotry and prejudice among minority groups but racism applies to the dominant racial group’s attitudes toward those of a different race. Trying to diminish the evil of racism by accusing racial minorities is just another way white folks (I’m white for what it’s worth) try to excuse their racism. I was 18 years old when Dr. King was murdered. I grew up with segregated buses, water fountains and the like. That is racism, Doug. Those vestiges still remain only they manifest themselves in more subtle ways. It takes work to see that our unearned privilege as white people supports our racist attitudes. It takes more work to try and turn our hearts toward the ultimate goal of a beloved community where everyone respects the dignity of every other person without qualification. April 5, 2018 at 9:02 am I hope the recorded statement will be posted soon. I would like to hear what the bishops had to say. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Larry Waters says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Louise Bower says: Rector Smithfield, NC April 9, 2018 at 10:01 am I am not sure if “white racism” or for that matter “anti-Semite” are misused terms. Perhaps, it is best to recognize these problems and work to bring more harmony in society. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Tony Oberdorfer says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, both of whom were bumped from the A.C.T. to End Racism Rally lineup due to weather delays, prepare to record a video message from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Photo: Neva Rae Fox[Episcopal News Service] Looking back on the horrific assassination 50 years ago of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and looking forward to the end of racism, Episcopalians came with thousands of others to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., April 4 for the A.C.T. to End Racism Rally.The day began cold and windy, and just before noon organizers delayed the rally for nearly 45 minutes out of concern for what one unidentified woman at the microphone called “a rapidly moving weather front” approaching the capital. She asked rally marshals to help attendees find cover in nearby museums, including the Smithsonian Institute.That weather delay caused the organizers to reshuffle the lineup of more than 60 speakers. Both Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton were bumped from the list. Curry was scheduled to lead off the rally’s last section, which formed a call to action and next steps.Instead, as the rally went on, he recorded a video message for the National Council of Churches, organizer of the event, to use.“We will act now, and we will act for our future, joining our brothers and sisters so that the future for our children will be a future worthy of them,” Curry said as he stood on the mall with the U.S. Capitol in the background.Curry said people gathered for the rally to “act now to engage in the work of seeking to eradicate racism and its vestiges in our country, and in our world.“We do so not simply to remember the past, but we do so to learn from the past in order that we might live and enter a transformed future.”Pointing over his shoulder to the Capitol, the presiding bishop said the building symbolizes “hope for our children – for generations of children yet to be born.” It is a hope, he said, “that there is equal opportunity for education no matter who they are, that there are voting rights for all citizens of this great country because all of us have been created in the image and likeness of God, as it says in the first chapter of Genesis, so that America will truly be America: a land of liberty, a land of justice, a land of equality.”Curry pledged the Episcopal Church’s commitment to making that hope a reality. “On this day and the days going forward, we as Episcopalians join with our fellow Christians and other people of goodwill and of all faiths and types who seek to make this world something that more closely resembles God’s dream and not a human nightmare,” he said.The rally’s speakers, each of whom were given a short amount of time at the microphone and many of whom ran over their time, included Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Islamic and Zoroastrian leaders. Secular activists spoke as well, including actors, singers, doctors and Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry’s.Cohen told the crowd that if he and Greenfield had been black, the ice cream company would not exist. “The deck would’ve been just too stacked against us,” he said. Featured Jobs & Calls April 4, 2018 at 11:59 pm Yes, Doug, there is bigotry in all groups, faiths, and communities. But, thanks to the leadership of PB Curry, we are working to become, if we are not already, the Jesus Movement in the Episcopal Church. With that goal in mind, we want to look at our own house, find our more subtle racism and not spend too much time creating lists of sinners in other faiths and groups. Hey, folks, it’s been less that a week since we lit the New Fire and someone sang, “the Light of Christ” and carried it down the aisle to shine ifs light on the Cantor as (s)he sang the Exaultat. We’ve got to carry that light and that song out of the building into the world!! 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‘Training has been savage’ says George North of Wales preseason camp

first_imgWednesday Jul 29, 2015 ‘Training has been savage’ says George North of Wales preseason camp George North says that Wales’ pre-season training has been savage, as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup in the UK. Famed for training in unique conditions, this time Wales found themselves in the extreme heat of Doha, Qatar.They have been training in temperatures that reportedly reach 40 degrees celsius, as training is combined with players sleeping in hypoxic chambers that can replicate conditions up to 4500m above sea level.It’s believed that the combination of heat and altitude will improve the players’ performances in the cooler weather of the UK. The theory, according to the Welsh Rugby Union, is that more red blood cells will be produced, increasing hemoglobin mass.So they should be fitter and able to train longer.Before Doha they spent 15 days training at altitude in the Swiss Alps.A trip to Spala, Poland, was cancelled because fitness expert Paul Stridgeon said that the squad are well ahead of schedule. Instead they will stay at the Vale Resort in the Vale of Glamorgan, which will offer them access to an altitude chamber, cryotherapy unit and indoor pitch.“We are ahead of where we want to be and when we reviewed the first camp and the schedule it was felt our time would be better spent using the world class facilities on offer at the Vale.“The altitude chamber, the heat stress option and the cyrotherapy chamber will compliment our first two camps well and remaining in Wales reduces two travel days which we can use to greater training effect. There will be a greater emphasis on the ‘rugby’ side of training at that point and we benefit more by staying in Wales,” said Stridgeon.Thanks to the Welsh Rugby Union/WRUTVADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Training , Wales Related Articles 115 WEEKS AGO Carlin Isles gym footage shows fascinating… 241 WEEKS AGO Box Jump Guide – Do Them Right To Develop… 242 WEEKS AGO Special Strength Training for Rugby – Why,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The Big Give raises £2 million in 45 minutes

first_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics The Big Give AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 December 2008 | News The Big Give raises £2 million in 45 minutes Philanthropy website The Big Give this week raised £2 million in under an hour in a matched giving campaign. This represented an average of £44,000 a minute.The surge of online donations came in response to the pledge by Alec Reed CBE, founder of Reed Recruitment Group and of theBigGive, to match donations of up to £5,000 (per donor, per charity) from his Reed Foundation up to a maximum of £1 million.Clearly a number of charities had encouraged their supporters to take advantage of this offer as £600,000 was donated within 18 minutes of the matched giving service going live. The volume of activity surprised The Big Give and the site crashed.The £1 million total was reached after the scheme went live for a further 27 minutes today with an average donation of over £1,400. The total was reached with just 681 donations.Jon Brooks, Managing Director of The Big Give, said: “We thought the £1 million would be matched within a couple of weeks. To have all of it donated in minutes is incredible”.The Reed Foundation matched funding scheme was the first of its kind to take place on The Big Give, although Alec Reed gave £250,000 in vouchers to 10,000 top UK businesses to give to charities on the site during September.Brooks and The Big Give team hope that the matched giving scheme will encourage individuals, companies, trusts and foundations to start their own matched funding schemes for their favourite charities on the site.www.thebiggive.org.uk 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.last_img read more

Looking at science from the high stool in Limerick

first_imgEmail Previous articleRestoring life to Limerick’s villagesNext articleMinister welcomes government support for County Limerick enterprise centres Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLooking at science from the high stool in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 4, 2016 827 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSJJ Bowles PublimerickPint of SciencethomondgateUniversity of Limerick WhatsApp SCIENTIFIC research was discussed over creamy pints in one of Limerick’s oldest watering holes last week as scientists and engineers gathered for a meeting of minds.A free scientific event called ‘Pint of Science’ saw a wealth of University of Limerick’s researchers discuss their latest scientific findings from the comfort of the high stool in JJ Bowles Pub in Thomondgate.The main aim of this novel pub gathering was to give the public a better understanding of science and how the findings of UL researchers impact everyday life.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Up for discussion over creamy pint were subjects ranging from elite athletics and maths statistics to marine robotics, superplastics for airplanes, solar energy and cancer research.Organised and sponsored by University of Limerick’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, Lero, SSPC and MACSI, ‘Pint of Science’ sent people packing with much food for thought.Not only did this unique and novel idea bring future scientific ideas and research to the local pub, it also showcased major research and demonstrated the importance for scientists from all disciplines to be able to communicate to the public.by Alan [email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Print Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

What’s Next for Housing Finance Reform?

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / What’s Next for Housing Finance Reform? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago GSE Reform 2019-09-06 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: GSE Reform About Author: Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. TV personality Geraldo Rivera made waves in 1986 when it was announced that he would be opening Al Capone’s secret Chicago vault. Speculation ran rampant as to what could be inside it.More than 30 million viewers tuned in on April 21, 1986. A forensics examiner was even on hand in the event a body was found.What was found? Dirt and some empty bottles. Not exactly what the millions of viewers, or Rivera for that matter, wanted to see.While it may not be mob secrets, the housing industry has been anticipating the release of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s plan to reform housing finance.Their reaction now that is has been release? Much like those who tuned into Rivera’s special—seeking more.“It still leaves all the work to be done,” said David Stevens, former Federal Housing Commissioner and former President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers AssociationStevens noted that the plan did a good job of providing options and applauded the push for legislative changes, as he said that is the only way to create permanent changes.He added that the plan is aligned with many of the talking points the Trump administration has discussed over the past three years. A model presented by U.S. Senator (R-Idaho) Mike Crapo, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, was leaned on, as it focused on a multi-guarantor model, giving more competition to the GSEs, and provide a level playing field for all lenders.What the plan is missing, Stevens said, is numbers. He said there are no specific numbers and plans for how to get out of conservatorship, although providing several options. One of the options outline was putting the GSEs in receivership, which would liquidate the shareholders.“I applaud the administration for putting this together … it is more fulsome than anything that was done by the previous administration, but it still essentially lays out the contours for what has to happen, and with the aggressive lean into legislation, which I frankly think has no possible prospect of happening, at least before the next presidential election,” Stevens said. “I still maintain my expectation is that people will use this paper to debate and discuss but beyond some administration actions Mark Calabria (FHFA Director) might do, I don’t know what else might happen that is significant.”Thursday’s release from the Treasury states President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum on March 27, 2019, directing the Secretary of the Treasury to develop a plan to address the “last unfinished business of the financial crisis.”“As a direct result of the Trump Administration’s pro-growth policies, unemployment is at 50-year low and American families are earning higher incomes and enjoying more opportunities than seemed possible just a few years ago,” said Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson in a release. “There is still one piece of unfinished business from the financial crisis: housing finance reform. These changes to our housing finance system will help more American families achieve their dream of owning a home.”Michael Fontaine, COO and CFO of Plaza Home Mortgage, echoes Stevens’ sentiments. He said the plan will keep the GSEs in place in some form to not disrupt the housing market. Fontaine said there is a lot of concept and “high level” ideas, but no details on how to execute them. One of the plans that lacked details, according to Fontaine, was the possibility of eliminating the QM patch for GSEs for loans over 43 DTI. However, if there is no alternative, Fontaine said, it could limit access to credit for a lot of consumers, as the GSE handles many loans over 43 DTI.“There’s no details behind that,” Fontaine said.Stevens said the one “significant action” that could take place is a 5th amendment to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement, which would modify the net earnings, and put in place a new commitment fee as an alternative.Stevens, though, noted Calabria is an independent regulator and not part of the Trump administration, and will make his own decisions about moving forward.Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Carson, and Calabria will be present at Tuesday’s Senate Banking Committee meeting. Both Stevens and Fontaine agreed that they hope to hear details discussed during that meeting.“Nothing’s easy in government. This is a very complicated project” Stevens said.Fontaine said, “there is not enough agreement out there,” and noted there is very little that the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration agree on.Stevens said any proposed legislation has a chance of getting through the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate, but had little hope of anything being approved by the House.David Dworkin, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference, said in a release that the plan submitted by the Trump administration “has many roads, but there is a viable path forward if Congress is engaged in true bipartisan change.”“If taken, we can finally move forward with a housing finance system that serves all Americans without putting taxpayers at risk of another bailout,” Dworkin saidDworkin said the report does include a “major dead end” that makes bipartisan agreement impossible.“The housing goals language in the report is a non-starter that undercuts the value of everything else in the paper. And let’s be clear, there’s no getting around Congress on the housing goals,” Dworkin said. “They are written into the law and the civil rights community and a broader group of housing experts, including the National Housing Conference and most of our members have made clear, we won’t accept any back-tracking on this critical element of the system.”Further compounding the issue is the upcoming election, as President Trump is ramping up re-election efforts.Fontaine noted there could be changes in both Congress and in the White House, which could leave the plan stalled and the industry “starting back over at ground zero.”Stevens said Washington is approaching what he called the “silly season” as the election cycle nears, with very little movement on legislation happening during that time. And even if there was movement, he said GSE reform isn’t a high priority among voters.“No voter is saying, ‘hey, we need GSE reform.’ It’s not an issue,” Stevens said. “And the housing market is one of the few bright spots in a weakening economy.”Stevens gave legislative action little chance to be effective and is “bearish” on this plan ending conservatorship among the GSEs.“I applaud the administration for taking these steps. I think directionally it says all the right things,” he said. “I just think substantively, to execute against this plan, is going to require more of a herculean effort, and it would require the full weight of the white house to even give it a shot.”For Fontaine, the answer was simple when asked if he felt this plan could end conservatorship. “I don’t know if I’d want to bet on it.”center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles What’s Next for Housing Finance Reform? 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County Council calls on Justice Minister to keep all Garda barracks in County open

first_imgNews WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleInquest opens today into teenage student from Dublin who fell to his death in BundoranNext articleBishop responds to the Review of Safe Guarding Practice in Raphoe Diocese News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal County Council has passed a motion calling on the Minister for Justice to keep all Garda barracks in the county open.Moving the motion, Councillor David Alcorn stated that the stations are a valued asset to each town and village they are located.It is understood that 12 stations in the county are likely to close with question marks over a further two.While its unlikely to have any affect on the Minister’s decision making, Councillor Alcorn says it’s important the council voices its opposition to the move:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/gard830.mp3[/podcast] Twitter County Council calls on Justice Minister to keep all Garda barracks in County open Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ By News Highland – November 30, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebooklast_img read more

Mc Areavy family fear they will never get justice for Michaela

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – November 29, 2019 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest Previous articleAdditional flood relief projects announced for DonegalNext articleAudio update – Minister Kevin Boxer Moran News Highland The family of Michaela McAreavy say they feel they will never get justice for her murder.The daughter of Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte was on honeymoon in Mauritius in 2011 with her husband when she was strangled in her hotel bedroom.In 2012, a jury found the two men accused of her murder not guilty, and nobody has ever been convicted.Her husband John McAreavy says they co-operated with the investigation over the years, however they’re now speaking out, as they feel they will never get justice…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/13mcareavy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Mc Areavy family fear they will never get justice for Michaela Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Charlie Lucas returns to share stories

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Bray said Lucas will perform a similar storytelling concert at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. on Oct. 6.“He’ll tell stories in Jonesborough one Saturday night and be at the We Piddle Around Theater the next Saturday night,” she said. “Jonesborough to Brundidge. That’s big for us.”“Tin Man: Charlie Lucas the Stories,” will be laced with sweet spiritual songs that are favorites of the Tin Man and “Miss” Kathryn.“We always have supper with the stories told at the We Piddle Around Theater,” Bray said. “This time, we’ll have a backyard barbecue supper and then a front porch ‘set-down’ with Charlie Lucas and like he said, ‘You’ll never meet two people like us. Not in all eternity.’ I’m sure that those who come will leave knowing that’s true.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen You Might Like DAR celebrates Constitution Week The Oliver Wiley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will join other DAR members across the nation in… read more Charlie Lucas returns to share stories By Secrets Revealed Email the author The “Tin Man” Charlie Lucas is coming to the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge to share stories of “Miss Kathryn and Me.”Lucas, an internationally acclaimed folk artist, shared a unique and unlikely friendship with legendary Alabama storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. Their friendship spanned the barriers of age, education, social status and race. Lucas will share the stories of their friendship as only he can.The Charlie Lucas storytelling concert will be held in conjunction with the Troy Arts Council’s “The Art of Charlie Lucas,” exhibition that will include school workshops and an exhibition reception. Tickets for “Tin Man: Charlie Lucas, the Stories” are $20 each and include pre-show music, the barbecue supper and stories of “Miss Kathryn and Me.”Tickets go on sale Wednesday at Rue’s Antiques in Brundidge or by calling (334) 735-3125.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge. Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… “The Brundidge Historical Society is continually looking for ways to expand its folklife presentations at the We Piddle Around Theater,” said Mernette Bray, a member of the BHS storytelling committee. “Having Charlie Lucas share his stories from the stage is a unique opportunity for us.”Lucas will be at the We Piddle Around Theater for one performance on Saturday night, Oct. 13 and the TAC will host an exhibition reception in his honor on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14 at the Johnson Center for the Arts.“By working in conjunction, the Brundidge Historical Society and the Johnson Center will be able to showcase both the performance side and visual arts side of Charlie Lucas’ talents on one weekend,” said Morgan Drinkard, Johnson Center director. “We are excited to bring these opportunities to Pike County.” Sponsored Content Latest Stories Skip Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 14, 2012 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Troy’s radio tower dubbed state’s tallest in years past

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Troy went on the air again at high noon on Feb. 25, 1947 with WTBF. Reddoch came back to Troy with WTBF.The new radio station opened in fine fashion. At the luncheon ceremony that marked the opening of the station, the keynote speaker was Lucien Gardner, a Troy native and Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.The station was locally owned and was affiliated with the Mutual Broadcasting System and a member of the Associated Press. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Latest Stories Book Nook to reopencenter_img Bob “Pappy” Tolbert was one of the greatest assets of the station. His morning show from 6 until 8 a.m. enjoyed great popularity. His adlibs were widely discussed.WTBF employed students from the university and many of them went on to careers in broadcasting.The station was known across the state as the radio station with the tallest radio tower in Alabama.(Sources: “One Hundred Fifty Years in Pike County Alabama 1821-1971” by Margaret Pace Farmer and The Troy Messenger. Photo from the private postcard collection of Karen Bullard.) In 1931, a small independent daytime radio station began operation over the old firehouse on East Walnut Street in Troy. The call letters were WHET and the power was 100 watts.The owners of the upstart radio station were John P. Hubbard II, Cyril Reddoch and Julian Smith. Among the announcers were John Tillman and Douglas Edwards. Both went on to gain national prominence, Tillman with a major network and Edwards, who made rapid progress as a radio announcer, and later was the anchor for CBS on television.WHET was not a financial success so Hubbard, Smith and Reddoch moved to Dothan in 1932 and established WAGF, which prospered. You Might Like Local pediatrician: testing key to heart disease awareness Each year, one in 125 babies will be born with congenital heart disease, one of the nation’s most common birth… read more The station went on the air as a 250-watt station, day and night.On Jan. 3, 1957, the station began broadcasting with a power of 5000 watts day and 500 watts night. The transmitter site was located just off U.S. Highway 29, northeast of Troy, with a three-tower array. Each tower was 200 feet high.The main studios of WTBF were at the north end of the Troy State University campus.General managers of the early station were Cyril Reddoch, William Needham and Jess Jordan. Troy’s radio tower dubbed state’s tallest in years past Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 12, 2015 Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

MPs lead inquiry into rogue landlords and selective licensing

first_imgHome » News » MPs lead inquiry into rogue landlords and selective licensing previous nextMPs lead inquiry into rogue landlords and selective licensingHousing select committee to examine what more can be done to regulate the market, which has doubled over the past 13 years.Nigel Lewis13th October 201701,087 Views An inquiry is to be held in parliament into how well local authorities are policing rogue landlords and how effective the much-criticised selective licensing schemes have been in curtailing bad practices.Announced by the Communities and Local Government select committee, the inquiry will examine several key issues within the private rented sector including whether councils should do more to provide affordable private rented accommodation, whether they have enough powers to deal with rogue landlords and what’s preventing proper policing of the privately rented homes sector.The Committee will also look at how effective the complaints system is for tenants.The inquiry’s terms of reference are very similar to a key report by the Adam Smith Institute published three years ago, which found that 52% of councils activity promoted the private rented sector through their local plans, but only 2% said it was their top housing priority.Bad landlords“With a big rise in the number of people renting over the last decade, there are real concerns about the ability of local authorities to protect tenants by tackling bad landlords and practices,” says the committee’s Chair Clive Betts MP.“Our inquiry will examine how local authorities can carry out enforcement work to deal with rogue landlords as well as looking at approaches used by councils to provide private rented accommodation in their areas.”The scope of the inquiry mirrors several points made by DCLG minister Sajid Javid during his speech at last week’s Conservative Party conference.At the conference Sajid said proposals would be brought forward to compel all landlords to join a national redress scheme to enable tenants to complain about poorly-managed properties and rogue landlords, and a housing court where tenant grievances would be arbitrated.Isobel Thomson, chief executive, NALS told The Negotiator: “We welcome this announcement from the Select Committee.“NALS has called for greater enforcement across the PRS for some time and launched an Enforcement Toolkit last year specifically to support local authorities.“For too long rogue operators have slipped under the enforcement radar, so focussing on measures to address this situation is a positive move by Government. Coupled with the promise of increased regulation and the introduction of mandatory CMP, we can see that steps are starting to be put in place to create a very different PRS in the future; one that is fairer for all.”The CLG Committee has ten members including former housing minister Mark Prisk and Hunters founder Kevin Hollinrake.Individuals and organisations wishing to send in a written response have until 24th November to complete their submissions online.  mark prisk regulate the rented sector private rented homes private rented sector Clive Betts Communities and Local Government Committee October 13, 2017Nigel 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 2021last_img read more