first_img GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE, AVIVAATTENDING the annual World Economic Forum at Davos is a privilege. Why am I going, and what do I hope to get out of it?The great thing about Davos – but also a frustration – is that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to talk to all the delegates you might want to. Presidents, prime ministers, chief executives, senior officials, heads of universities and charities – leaders from around the world sit in conference rooms and auditoria, debating some of the most important questions of our time. This might all sound a bit grand. It really isn’t. Indeed: one of the unspoken rules at Davos is that you have to participate actively and do so without displaying too much ego. This is not about pushing commercial agendas. You are invited, yes, to represent your business and your industry, but more importantly to make a constructive contribution. It is a time to consider new thinking and practical solutions that we can all take away with us.I will particularly look forward, of course, to discussions on the financial services industries, on the question of regulation, and sustainability. I also want to see a discussion on the broader role that insurers play in society – particularly the part we can play working in partnership with governments to contribute to future prosperity and help tackle the shortfall in people’s provision for retirement. We’re committed to playing a full part in that debate.In both public and private sessions, colleagues from my sector and further afield will be able to share thoughts and experiences that should help us all to do a better job in the future. You just don’t get many chances like this to hear from so many well-informed people at the same time. I am in for a few very long but very interesting days.Davos tweets …@VivianeRedingEU 7.18pm#EU generates 25% of the world economy. It is important #EU has a strong voice in #WEF. As VP of the European Commission, I’ll be in #[email protected] 7.30pmDavos conference still doesn’t have enough female attendees http://huff.to/eemBaa #[email protected] 7.49pmWhat do the SOTU Address, Davos, and the price of wheat have in common? They’re all things you need to know about now! http://ow.ly/[email protected] 7.57pmDon’t worry over at Davos they have the solution for all our debt problems. Simple: $100trillion more debt! @wef Monday 24 January 2011 8:15 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Share whatsapp whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads KCS-content DAVOS: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE NEW IDEAS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Joint session focuses on taking home the Five Marks of…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis General Convention, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA General Convention 2015 Submit a Job Listing [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The Five Marks of Mission – and how to put them to work at home – were the topic of discussion for deputies and bishops at a morning joint session in the House of Deputies on June 30.Developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, the Five Marks “are summed up in the image of pursuing God’s kingdom here on Earth as it is in heaven,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her opening remarks.The Five Marks of Mission are:To proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God.To teach, baptize and nurture new believers.To respond to human need by loving service.To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind, and to pursue peace and reconciliation.To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the Earth.“All of God’s mission in which we are engaged is done in a particular, incarnate context,” Jefferts Schori said. “We can’t do this in theory. We do it personally through our own interactions, our own relationships, our own stewardship, our own reconciliation, our own ministry in the world. These Five Marks of Mission are a summary of what it means to be a Christian in the world.”In the hourlong conversation period that followed, brief videos introduced the Five Marks, one by one, and after each video, deputations engaged in conversation, using a set of questions related to each Mark, such as: How are we proclaiming the Good News to different demographic groups? How do our current diocesan structures enhance or impede our proclamation? What is the relationship between outreach and evangelism? How can people see Jesus in our work of caring for the earth?“My encouragement to you is that you think about how you are going to take what you’ve learned here at convention home and put it to work in your own contexts, in your own particular places that need healing and reconciliation,” Jefferts Schori said.Each of the Anglican Five Marks of Mission videos can be found here.Mark 1Mark 2Mark 3Mark 4Mark 5 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Joint session focuses on taking home the Five Marks of Mission Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By ENS staffPosted Jun 30, 2015 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Two charities appoint risk management company to protect data

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 21 October 2007 | News SRM recently provided Marie Curie with an independent assessment of third-part security products and systems to assist it protect its data, including its website.“We aren’t able to have a big security team working full time to keep our information safe, but we wanted to know what options we had in terms of protecting our data,” said Jen Penfound, Head of IT, Marie Curie Cancer Care. “SRM conducted an independent security review of our systems, and then gave us recommendations. With more and more risks to consider all the time, it has been very useful to have SRM onboard from the start, so that we have real experts on hand to help us tackle any security issues we might face.”center_img  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two charities appoint risk management company to protect data Operational risk management services provider Security Risk Management Ltd (SRM) is working with Marie Curie Cancer Care and Sue Ryder Care to help protect their confidential data.At Sue Ryder Care, although a lot of attention is given to protecting information, the charity appointed SRM to help it find a way of embracing advances in technology in a secure way. For example, the charity wants to improve access to operational systems for volunteers, so that they can access important information from their home PCs from the charity’s growing extranet.At Marie Curie Cancer Care, its community nurses have access to a wealth of confidential patient information, which is subject to strict controls by the NHS. As such, certain conditions must be met if the charity is to continue to connect to N3, the new broadband communications network for the NHS. SRM is helping Marie Curie to move towards meeting these requirements. It is essential to achieve this for legal reasons but also because the NHS funds around 30% of the charity’s income. Advertisementlast_img read more

New Jersey releases 2,261 – but to what?

first_imgThe State of New Jersey released 2,261 incarcerated workers from its state prisons on Nov. 4. This largest single-day release in U.S. history comes on the heels of state law S2519, passed in September, which calls for the release of nearly 3,000 people in prisons to stop the rampant spread of disease inside and protect the health of the public during the ravenous coronavirus pandemic. (NBC News, Nov. 4)Invest in people, not police and prisons!This release is an important win that was hard fought by various community organizations and saves thousands of lives. And, as we see this system reproducing its violence in mutated and new forms, we must be sure to fight all the conditions that have allowed the death-making policies of human captivity, trafficking, and family separation to flourish since settlers first stepped foot on the Western Hemisphere.Whether it’s an im/migrant detention center, jail and/or prison, those walls don’t and won’t ever stop the spread of disease and death from reaching inhabitants outside walls. These cages in their various forms exist to maintain the law and so-called order of settler-imposed capitalism on stolen land, while simultaneously serving as lethal, overcrowded catch-alls for society’s contradictions.Because prisons have been hotspots for COVID and a detriment to public health, the legislation passed in September explains that “prisoners in New Jersey within a year of completing sentences for crimes other than murder and sexual assault are eligible to be released as many as eight months early.” (New York Times, Nov. 4)This selection – between who is granted release from their own kidnapping from their communities at the hands of police, and who is left to face a possible COVID-19 death sentence inside jail facilities —  reinforces and reproduces the myth that cages keep society safer from real harm, like murder and sexual assault. This false myth disregards the material reality that these cages reproduce murder and assault themselves, rather than addressing the root causes of these ills.Mia Mingus, of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective and a fierce advocate around Disability Justice, explains: “As a survivor of child sexual abuse, working for abolition via transformative justice, more police and more prisons will not stop sexual violence. If it did, we would not have the devastatingly high epidemic-level rates of sexual violence that continue to persist.” (tinyurl.com/yy6e9rzd , June 26)Collectively attacking cultural conditions of racism, ableism, patriarchal violence, and homophobia alongside attacking the structural conditions of housing, food and job insecurities are essential in our efforts to break free of the rot of this system, which was designed to divide and conquer.Fighting further criminalizationIn anticipation of these New Jersey mass releases, many volunteers and community organizers who greeted released people at bus stations used community crowdfunds to provide people with resources upon their re-entrance into society.New Jersey “Department of Corrections” officials spoke of how folks would be released with IDs so they could pick up prescriptions and procure housing, but community organizers witnessed many left stranded during the pandemic by state neglect, without a single one of the promised resources. (WNYC, Nov. 7)They were released without even one of them having secured a safe housing plan or a way to access resources needed to not only survive but to live safely during an unprecedented pandemic. Such a lack dooms those released to a caged future, unless members of our collective class can intervene with inside-outside solidarity.Another related area of organized state violence we must organize against is immediate rearrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE immediately rearrested 88 of the 2,261 people released. Although New Jersey is supposedly a sanctuary state, prisons can and do notify ICE when prisoners who have committed certain crimes, specifically related to “violent crimes” and “drug offenses,” are released.While some of these incarcerated workers are undocumented, others are permanent residents at risk of deportation because of prior convictions. Municipal, county, and out-of-state law enforcement agencies immediately recaptured 98 additional folks of the 2,261 released. (WNYC, Nov. 5)Cages are a form of state surveillance and death-making machines that target particular populations for genocide, and they currently serve the ruling class in their global plunder of the planet for profit over people’s lives. Documentation of criminalization across borders drawn by the imperialists precipitate punishment and a never-ending conveyor belt of vulnerability to premature death rather than any substantive change in the material conditions that had led up to the bars of a cell.We must be sure to resist criminalizing and caging members of our class trying to survive, whether they’re using drugs or participating in sex work. We must attack harm at the root causes as we build for the presence of abolition and socialist revolution. Free them all for public health! Attack the conditions that necessitate cages! Tear down the walls! 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Journalist in legal fight with Obama administration over sources

first_imgNews October 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist in legal fight with Obama administration over sources Follow the news on United States Organisation United StatesAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders urges the Department of Justice to withdraw the appeal it filed yesterday in a bid to force New York Times reporter James Risen to testify about his confidential sources in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who is accused of leaking top-secret information. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 3, 2021 Find out more In a statement given to Reporters Without Borders yesterday, Risen said: “I will continue to fight the government’s effort because I believe that this case is a fundamental battle over freedom of the press in the United States. If I don’t fight, the government will go after other journalists.” RSF_en News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Since President Obama took office, his administration has initiated five prosecutions of alleged leakers under the Espionage Act. This is the highest number under any administration. There is no federal shield law in the United States that could allow journalists to protect their sources.In a story for the New York Times in December 2005, Risen revealed that the Bush administration had been conducting warrantless wiretapping on U.S. citizens. A book by Risen entitled “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush administration,” that was published in January 2006, included a chapter about the warrantless wiretapping and revealed many other aspects of the Bush administration’s “war on terror.” President Bush got the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation to try to find Risen’s sources for the warrantless wiretapping story in the New York Times. But the investigators never found anyone they could try to prosecute and Risen was not subpoenaed.Instead, in 2008, the Bush Administration subpoenaed Risen over a second criminal leak investigation regarding a story that was only in the book (a failed CIA operation involving Iran). Risen was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury but refused, and the subpoena expired early in the Obama administration. In 2010, the Obama administration issued Risen with a new grand jury subpoena. He again refused, and U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema quashed the subpoena. In 2011, the Obama administration issued yet another subpoena, this one for the Sterling trial. Brinkema quashed that subpoena as well, ruling that Risen was required to testify only to certain harmless facts, such as whether or not he wrote the book, and whether it was accurate. Earlier this month, Brinkema rejected an Obama administration’s motion that tried to get her to reverse her earlier ruling on Risen’s subpoena. The appeal that the Justice Department filed yesterday is against that last ruling. “We remind the Obama administration that its role is not to determine what is good coverage of national security issues,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Jeffrey Sterling’s trial has now been suspended indefinitely. Forcing Risen to testify is an attempt to muzzle every journalist who might publish leaked information. It is an attempt to decide what should and should not be in the press.” News June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Civil War legacy is finally laid to rest in Limerick as…

Friday the 13th nightmare for opponents of Irish Cement tyre-burning plans Families and workers must be supported through public health emergency Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD Linkedin ‘Fully resourced’ crime office needed in Bruff Twitter Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsCivil War legacy is finally laid to rest in Limerick as main parties grab top jobsBy Alan Jacques – June 19, 2014 696 Print Previous articleTributes to former Limerick mayor at City HallNext articleCaherdavin householders say no to water charges in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Council collects €53 million in commercial rates Facebook WhatsApp Email TAGSAnti AustCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr John GilliganCllr Maurice QuinlivanCllr Sean LynchFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan DistrictSinn Fein Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Cllr Maurice QuinlivanCIVIL War politics were laid to rest as Fine Gael and Fianna Fail become bedfellows on new local authority.With the pact between the two coalition parties resulting in key positions being divvied up between them, their alliance has been criticised by those on the left of the political divide as contemptuous of the electorate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Limerick Metropolitan District’s first ever meeting this week, Cllr John Gilligan (Ind) commented, “Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have no intention of standing up to anyone. The Civil War is over. They have finally come together.”Cllr Gilligan went on to point out that what the electorate wanted was ignored, with Cllr Quinlivan (SF) and his poll-topping landslide in City North, making him the obvious choice for mayor. He suggested that the top three candidates in each of the three city wards should be their first citizens for the first three years.“I have nothing to gain by this proposal, but Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have excluded everyone else. They sit well together,” he said.Although disappointed at not being elected Mayor, Cllr Quinlivan said he was not surprised at the carve up between the new FF/FG partnership.“Nothing changes. There is no difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. We all see that now,” he declared.First-time Fianna Fail councillor Sean Lynch claimed the pact with Fine Gael was made for the good of the city and county.“We all have differences, but our main objective is working for the people of the city and county,” he said.Meanwhile, Cllr Cian Prendiville of the Anti Austerity Alliance urged Sinn Fein councillors Maurice Quinlivan, Seighin O’Ceallaigh and Malachy McCreesh and independent Cllr Gilligan to abandon their “pro-austerity pact” with Labour councillors Joe Leddin, Elena Secas and Frankie Daly. read more

Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal

first_img Twitter By JILL COLVINAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump took in the win at Mar-a-Lago, surrounded by friends and family. His lawyers celebrated with hugs and smiles. One joked, “We’re going to Disney World!” Now acquitted in his second Senate impeachment trial, Trump is preparing for the next phase of his post-presidency life. Feeling emboldened by the trial’s outcome, he is expected to reemerge from a self-imposed hibernation at his club in Palm Beach, Florida, and is eyeing ways to reassert his power. But after being barred from Twitter, the former president lacks the social media bullhorn that fueled his political rise. And he’s confronting a Republican Party deeply divided over the legacy of his jarring final days in office, culminating in the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. Searing video images of the day played on loop during his impeachment trial, which ended Saturday. Trump remains popular among the GOP base, but many Republicans in Washington have cooled to him. Never before have so many members of a president’s party — seven GOP senators, in his case — voted for his removal in a Senate trial. Some may work to counter efforts by Trump to support extreme candidates in next year’s congressional primaries. Undeterred, friends and allies expect Trump to resume friendly media interviews after weeks of silence. He has met with political aides to discuss efforts to help Republicans try to take control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms elections. He remains fixated on exacting revenge on Republicans who supported his impeachment or resisted his efforts to overturn the results of the November election won by Democrat Joe Biden. “I imagine you’ll probably be hearing a lot more from him in the coming days,” senior adviser Jason Miller said. In a statement after the vote, Trump offered few clues, but was defiant as he told supporters their movement “has only just begun.” “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people,” he said. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who spoke with Trump on Saturday night, acknowledged that Trump is “mad at some folks,” but also “ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party” and “excited about 2022.” In their conversations, Graham has stressed to Trump, who has threatened to start his own party to punish disloyal Republicans, that the GOP needs him to win. “I said, ‘Mr. President, this MAGA movement needs to continue. We need to unite the party. Trump-plus is the way back in 2022,’” Graham, R-S.C., told “Fox News Sunday.” “My goal is to win in 2022 to stop the most radical agenda I’ve seen coming out of the Democratic presidency of Joe Biden. We can’t do that without Donald Trump, so he’s ready to hit the trail and I’m ready to work with him,” Graham said. Graham said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who voted to acquit but then delivered a scalding denunciation of Trump, “got a load off a chest, obviously.” Graham said later in the interview: “If you want to get something off your chest, fine, but I’m into winning.” At his Palm Beach club on Saturday night, Trump was in a joyous mood as he enjoyed dinner on a patio packed with people. After a mellow last several weeks, one member described a party atmosphere not felt since before the election. Still, Trump isn’t in the clear yet. No longer protected by a Justice Department opinion against the prosecution of sitting presidents, he now faces multiple ongoing criminal investigations. In Georgia, the Fulton County district attorney has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” the election, including Trump’s call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger demanding that the official find enough votes to overturn Biden’s victory. In New York, Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether Trump and his company improperly inflated the value of his assets on annual financial statements in order to secure loans and obtain tax benefits. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. continues his own investigation, which has included grand jury testimony. “He didn’t get away with anything — yet,” McConnell, R-Ky., after the vote. “We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.” McConnell voted to acquit Trump on the grounds the trial was unconstitutional because he is no longer in office, but insisted, “There’s no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.” That sharp rebuke from his once-loyal defender underscores how dramatically Trump’s stock has fallen in Washington since his first impeachment trial just over a year ago. But the desire to be rid of Trump is not shared across the country, where Republicans who have dared to admonish him have faced swift rebuke. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was forced to defend her third-in-line leadership position after she voted in favor of impeachment. On Saturday, Louisiana’s Republican Party quickly censured Sen. Bill Cassidy, one of the seven Republicans senators who voted for Trump’s conviction. In an interview Sunday with ABC’s “This Week,” Cassidy seemed at peace with his decision. “I think his force wanes,” he said of Trump. “The Republican Party is more than just one person. The Republican Party is about ideas.” But how long Trump retains his grip remains an open question, especially with a slew of likely 2024 candidates now trying to take the mantle. Some, like Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, are advocating a clean break from Trump, who ended his presidency with a record low 34% approval rating according to Gallup polling. Others have stressed the need to keep his voters engaged, perhaps with candidates who trumpet the policies Trump championed, but with a less caustic style that might win back suburban voters. In a sign of his enduring power, the Republican National Committee and other groups spent the trial sending fundraising appeals urging their followers to “Stand with Trump” and “SAVE President Trump’s Legacy,” in the words of the National Republican Congressional Committee. “Oh, time is going to take care of that some way or another,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Saturday. “But remember, in order to be a leader you got to have followers. So we’re gonna find out, whoever leads. But everybody’s going to be involved. We’re a big tent.” While the Senate failed to bar Trump from running again for office, many believe he has done too much damage to be a credible candidate himself in 2024. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who is retiring, said Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the election had “very badly damaged his reputation,” eclipsing his accomplishments in office. “Instead,” Toomey said, “he’ll be remembered throughout history as the president who resorted to nonlegal steps to try to hold on to power.”Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.President Donald Trump gestures to supporters en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.J. 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The New Hybrid Work Expectations of UK Employees

first_img The New Hybrid Work Expectations of UK Employees TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleDIY education: Greek teacher creates TV classes for inmatesNext articlePanthers visit the Red Wings after Huberdeau’s 2-goal game Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Howard Lewis, Surface Business Group Lead, Microsoft UK, on the release of Work Smarter to Live Better: new research uncovering the expectations of the UK workforce when it comes to hybrid worklast_img read more

Dowling plans after-school STEM club

first_img Pinterest TAGSCommunities in SchoolsCourtney SelkingDowling Elementary SchoolgrantJulie MarshallSparklightSTEM Communities in School Campus Coordinator Courtney Selking poses for a photo Thursday morning at Dowling Elementary School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Ector College Prep Success Academy With a grant from Sparklight, Dowling Elementary School will start an after-school STEM club in the fall.Courtney Selking, campus coordinator for Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin at Dowling, said there are currently no after-school programs at the campus. The school won a contest to gain a club; the grant is for $3,000.Formerly Cable ONE, Sparklight is a cable, internet and phone service provider.Details such as grade levels and when the club will meet haven’t been worked out yet, but there may be opportunities for other after-school programs next year.“… There may be some tutoring or other things like that. But the hope is to use the $3,000 from the contest to kick off the event and get students excited about STEM and joining the club with a field trip. Hopefully, with COVID passing we can do some field trips in the fall. …,” Selking said.She hopes to travel to Texas Tech University in Lubbock.“They have a day where kids can do some STEM learning on the campus there, as well as get exposure to a college campus … From there, we’ll have to figure out in the fall next year how often the club will meet. But the remainder of the money will be used to buy STEM materials and equipment for the kids. … I also reached out to Museum of the Southwest because I know they have some STEM kits … to help supplement the money,” Selking said.Communities in School Campus Coordinator Courtney Selking answers questions about their after school STEM club Thursday morning at Dowling Elementary School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Selking said she would like to offer the club to students in Communities in Schools first.“… I think there are lots of great opportunities for STEM to start all the way from kindergarten. Sometimes when you have that wide gap with kids they tend to like to help each other, so it could be a great opportunity for that,” she said.She will also figure out how to accommodate younger siblings who want to stay and be part of it.Principal Julie Marshall passed the chance for the grant on to Selking and it was pretty competitive.“… It was a pretty quick and simple grant to write. I submitted that and then they picked 10 grants to go to the contest and then once the contest started it was just purely on public voting,” she added.A check presentation may be coming up in mid-May.Many people were presented with the chance to vote for the Dowling STEM club.“We have campus coordinators and Midland and Odessa, all the middle and high schools, as well, so we sent it to them and they had some of their students participate as well,” Selking said.Communities in School Campus Coordinator Courtney Selking answers questions about their after school STEM club Thursday morning at Dowling Elementary School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Once the funding is in hand, she said she hopes to start looking for some community partners that want to help out.“I think having a STEM club here gives students more opportunities to engage” and further their learning experiences, Selking said.“… A lot of the careers that they will likely be a part of will fall under STEM and so getting any kind of experience to innovate, to think critically, use problem solving to work on different projects and really get their hands on that kind of learning I think has a great benefit to them as well,” she added.Marshall said she is excited to receive the grant.“… I know that having engaging after-school activities that students like is crucial to building strong relationships with students and encouraging daily school attendance. I hope this is only the beginning of providing hands-on clubs for Dowling students!” Marshall said in an email.Communities in Schools is a dropout prevention program that serves mainly middle and high school students. It is being piloted at Dowling.Its website says CISPB was established in 1999 by a group of concerned citizens to address this area’s dropout rate.“The vision of the organization was to provide a positive environment for at-risk students, ensuring their access to educational opportunities, social services and support services. CISPB helps young people reach their goal of graduating from high school and going on to become positive contributors to the community,” the site said.Communities in SchoolsSparklightDowling Elementary School Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Crockett Middle School WhatsApp After School STEM Club 1 of 3 Twitter EducationECISDLocal News Dowling plans after-school STEM club Previous articleCinco events return after lost yearNext articleOil ministry object of minister’s sabbatical Ruth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Communities in School Campus Coordinator Courtney Selking answers questions about their after school STEM club Thursday morning at Dowling Elementary School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Communities in School Campus Coordinator Courtney Selking poses for a photo Thursday morning at Dowling Elementary School. 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Cities at Risk of a Housing Recession

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Cities at Risk of a Housing Recession Related Articles March 31, 2020 1,988 Views The housing market is set to remain a bright spot in the face of a possible recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Redfin. Because the housing market was strong going into the 2020 recession, there’s currently no reason to expect a major crash in home prices, Redfin notes. As Redfin states, the driving factors for this 2020 recession are unrelated to real estate, which is just one of the reasons at this time we believe fallout in the U.S. real estate market will be mild, and nowhere near the catastrophe of the 2008 Great Recession.“The housing market came into this turmoil in a strong position, with a very low supply of homes for sale and record levels of home equity,” said Redfin Lead Economist Taylor Marr. “Home equity can function as a rainy day fund. Homeowners can weather a storm of falling home values without the pressure to walk away from their home. They can also better handle a loss of income if they can tap into their equity with a home equity line of credit (HELOC). This stabilizes the market, preventing an influx of supply from foreclosures, which would further cause prices to fall in a vicious cycle. Additional government support provided through the stimulus bill CARES Act and a moratorium on foreclosures can also prevent a falling out during this pandemic.”Affordable cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest are at the lowest economic risk, while Los Angeles, Miami, and San Diego have the highest risk, based on a late March 2020 analysis by Redfin economists.Those that are hit the hardest overall are also likely to be more at risk of a real estate downturn.“Some cities have factors that make them more susceptible to losing their footing and are likely to be hard hit,” continued Marr. “Amidst rapidly rising layoffs, it will be especially difficult to sell a home in these markets, and yet buyers will likely find limited options as sellers delay listing, leaving the housing market in a standstill. Federal support will help cushion the fall, but in these areas it will take significantly longer to recover.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: CARES Act Could Help People Stay in Their Homes Next: CFPB Issues Relief Resources for Homeowners Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Cities at Risk of a Housing Recession Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus markets Recession Sales Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Coronavirus markets Recession Sales 2020-03-31 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more