Evolving Standing Rock protests expand Episcopal Church’s ministry

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Karen Birr says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Robert B Shattuck says: October 25, 2016 at 10:50 am The only thing I have to ask is why was Floberg surprised the arrestees were not given a ‘ride home’? To my knowledge, whenever someone is arrested (speaking from experience with someone in my family being arrested) they will NOT give ANYONE a ride home. No matter how far they are away from their home when arrested. Glad you are trying to keep the peace. May God Bless you. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Apparently unarmed pipeline opponents march on the other side of a fence line from armed riot police near the construction site. Photo: Rob Wilson Photography via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] The coming winter and changing attitudes on the part of some Dakota Access Pipeline project opponents and law enforcement officials near the Standing Rock Sioux Nation are changing the Episcopal Church’s ministry in that part of North Dakota.Episcopalians spent part of Oct. 24 driving church vans around the state picking up protestors who had been arrested over the weekend. A planned camp move will put a winter protest camp close to an Episcopal church that will be able to bring even more services to campers.Dakota Access Pipeline project opponents and law enforcement officers face off with a fence between them near a pipeline construction site. Photo: Morton County Sheriff Department via FacebookThe Oct. 22-23 weekend was a heated one near the proposed pipeline route. The Morton County Sheriff Department said Oct. 24 that 126 people were arrested two days earlier for “illegal protest activities” during a day of often-violent encounters with those protesting the pipeline that will run under the Standing Rock Sioux’ water supply, over its treaty lands and through some of its burial places. One person was arrested on Oct. 23, the department said, bringing the total number of arrests to 269 since the protest started Aug. 10.Some pipeline opponents, who prefer to call themselves “protectors,” seemed to “have upped the ante and got themselves in place to block construction,” the Rev. John Floberg, supervising priest of the Episcopal churches on the North Dakota side of Standing Rock, told Episcopal News Service Oct. 24. The authorities, he added, responded with what he called “overwhelming force.”“From my side of this, the authorities have always been provocative and excessive, and the people that are doing their protection acts are getting pushed to take a harder stand that is still non-violent,” said Floberg in a telephone interview as he drove a church van to Fargo, North Dakota, about four hours to the east of the camps to collect some of the protestors who were taken there for arraignment.“This flag has flown so proudly,” in part because it was the only Christian church flag at the Dakota Access Pipeline camp in North Dakota, the Rev. John Floberg told Episcopal Church Canonical Archivist Mark Duffy, right, as he presented the flag to his care. “And we hate to give her up,” Floberg added, his voice faltering. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceFloberg’s trip to Fargo Oct. 24 was one of two trips the Episcopal Church on Standing Rock was taking that day to bring protestors back to the camps. People arrested were taken to six locations around the vast state of North Dakota for processing, Floberg said. “And of course they don’t get offered a ride home,” he added.The Bismarck Tribune reported that the sheriff department said four protesters flattened the tires of a vehicle that had been driven onto the construction site and then attached themselves to the vehicle. Two of them were attached to the outside of the vehicle, and one to the steering wheel. The fourth person had put an arm through a hole in the door and had his hand encased in a bucket of hardened cement. All four were released from the vehicle and then arrested.The newspaper said between 200 to 300 protesters marched during the early morning hours to a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site and began to set up a new camp. The private land was recently sold to the construction company but the land is also claimed by some as land belonging to the Sioux nation.“This is being termed a riot today because the individuals know they are criminally trespassing,” said Capt. Bryan Niewind, of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, according to the Bismarck Tribune. “They are creating chaos for law enforcement. They are creating a dangerous environment for us when you have people attaching themselves to equipment.”Niewind also described the protesters as verbally abusive.Law-enforcement officers, some dressed in riot gear and one with a rifle, wait Oct. 22 as others cut through a ranch fence to get nearer to protestors. Photo: Rob Wilson Photography via FacebookPhotographs of the Oct. 22 actions in the Tribune and on various Facebook sites show variously uniformed police in riot gear holding long batons, rifles and fire extinguisher-sized canisters of pepper spray. At least one apparently armored vehicle can be seen. Pepper spray was used because “we want to use the most nonlethal method possible,” Rob Keller, a spokesman for the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, told the newspaper.On Oct. 23, the sheriff’s department said that protesters “attacked a helicopter with a drone, fired arrows at a helicopter, established an illegal road block on Highway 1806 and illegally occupied private property moving in tents and teepee’s (sic) to a DAPL construction site.”Floberg said law-enforcement officers fired their guns at the drone. “That’s shots fired in the air and you don’t know where those bullets are coming down,” he said. “That’s provocative action as well.”Dakota Access Pipeline project opponents, in an effort to reach protestors locked to a vehicle at a construction site, march down a path carved by the construction company through sacred ground. Photo: Rob Wilson Photography via FacebookMorton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said at an Oct. 24 news conference that the law-enforcement presence near the protestors’ camps and near the pipeline route will soon increase. He said personnel from Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming responded to his request for help. Officers from other North Dakota counties and the state highway patrol are already helping Morton County.Authorities have closed sections of Highway 1806, the main north-south road through the reservation. Niewind said at the news conference that the road was not safe because of increased protest activity.On Oct. 22 Floberg and his colleagues on the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council asked federal and state officials to “de-escalate military and police provocation in and near the campsites of peaceful protest and witness of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.”The council resolution is rooted in the Episcopal Church’s support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in its struggle against the pipeline. That support has come from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry both in words and his presence with the protestors as well as visits by Heidi J. Kim, Episcopal Church staff officer for racial reconciliation; the Rev. Charles A. Wynder Jr., staff officer for social justice and advocacy engagement; the Rev. Heather Melton, United Thank Offering staff officer; and the UTO board.After the violent weekend, Floberg began recruiting at least 100 ordained people for a “united clergy action,” now scheduled for Nov. 4, to show both the tribe and law-enforcement officials that clergy are standing with Standing Rock.“It’s also for those engaged in the protest to see that clergy are bearing a witness of non-violent peaceful protest,” he said.Clergy participants will be trained before the protests in “how to walk up to the line and not cross it.”“What I have made very clear is that in every statement that has been made, no matter what denomination has made that statement, the solidarity is with the Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman and council,” he said. “We are going to follow their lead in whatever it is that we do. It is not a statement of solidarity with the camps; we never declared that.”Floberg acknowledged that the camps have been criticized for their lack of unified leadership. “And people have stepped beyond the bounds of what the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has said that they wanted done and or not done, so we’re trying to reinforce the chairman’s position,” he said of the clergy action, explaining that the tribe’s position calls for protest against the pipeline along with the acknowledgement that the pipeline will be stopped through efforts in court and in other government arenas.The nature of the camps is about to change. Floberg told ENS during the Executive Council meeting that the Sioux tribal council voted Oct. 19 to invite the campers in the Oceti Sakowin Camp to come to what is now being called Winter Camp on reservation land two miles south of the current location and near St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. When the tribe asked the Cannon Ball community to consider taking in the camp, the church hosted the meeting – and supplied supper – for residents to discuss the issue.The Oceti Sakowin Camp, of Camp of Sacred Stones, spreads out along the north side of the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. This is the view from Facebook Hill, where media have gathered, where people can charge their electronic devices at a mobile solar panel truck and where one can sometimes get a cell phone signal. The tribe has invited people to leave this camp for the winter and camp on reservation land two miles to the south. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOne benefit of the move, Floberg said, is that tribal police will have jurisdiction over the area. Earthen lodges are being proposed and he will offer the church’s mini excavator, purchased via a sustainability grant from the Episcopal Church’s budget, for use in camp construction.The proposed 50-acre site is near a cell tower. Floberg, who has been practicing a ministry of presence with protestors for months, said the camp is expected to be able to accommodate 500 people, most of them non-reservation residents. Because that number is much smaller than the thousands that have been at the other camps, Floberg said, campers will be asked to rotate out of the camp so that as many people as possible “can come and join in the solidarity.”“We will turn our multi-purpose space that is the church into a place where people can have social time, they can have movies,” he said of St. James’. “We will continue to respond to human needs as they are presented to us and as other sources can’t assist.”And, Floberg said, St. James’ will no doubt have a Christmas party “like we’ve never done before.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Indigenous Ministries, Comments are closed. 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 Katharine Preston says: LYNDA B Smith says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL October 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm I am clergy from Omaha and signed up to be present November 2/3, but have not had a confirmation or any details. Please send asap. October 26, 2016 at 5:40 am Thank you for stepping forward and doing the right thing. Blessings to all including mother earth. Rebecca Chamberlain says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Travis Baldwin says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 October 26, 2016 at 2:10 am Thank you. October 25, 2016 at 12:33 pm Thank you for this important ministry – to all indigenous peoples, to Mother Earth, and for all of us who understand that water is life! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Linda Johnston says: Rebecca Chamberlain says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Dakota Access Pipeline, October 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm Thank you for what you are doing. I can’t be there but what can we can do to help? Anna Mosby Coleman says: Sharon Williams says: Dawn Blythe says: November 28, 2016 at 9:43 am Thank you so much for what you are doing. I am from Canada and it brings tears to my eyes to see a church put into action what all churches supposedly embrace. When I watch the videos from Standing Rock on Kevin Gilbertts facebook it feels like the whole of North Dakota is against these beautiful people standing up for their water. Not so. God bless you. Todd ingmire says: October 25, 2016 at 11:03 pm Thank you much for your support. Hopefully, it will go a long way to letting people around the country and world that the protectors are standing up for the right reasons !!!!!! November 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm I AGREE! Thank you. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Carol Windrum says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Standing Rock center_img Kathleen K Shepherd says: October 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm I appreciate your reports. It is very difficult to find news of what is happening at Standing Rock without edges of bias creeping in. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID November 30, 2016 at 11:45 am Please let us know how to get in touch with Rev Floberg and/or others at his church. There are Episcopalians all over the country who are beyond proud of the work that they are doing and want to help. Tell us how. October 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm I also am heartened and inspired by the call to action in regard to the Standing Rock Sioux and the water protectors. I will stand in support here in Wisconsin and join them in prayer and spirit. I am a proud member of the Episcopal Church which shows great support in this action.God’s peace to you all. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 25, 2016 at 1:16 am Thank you for standing with Standing Rock. May God bless you as continue this just support. Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rebecca Chamberlain says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Evolving Standing Rock protests expand Episcopal Church’s ministry Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC 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 October 25, 2016 at 5:23 am Thank you for bearing witness. They are praying, singing songs of love, and protecting the future. These are the spiritual warriors of our age. Thank you for bearing witness. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 24, 2016 Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET October 25, 2016 at 1:13 pm It a sign of the times.Some people’s heart’s will be hardened,while others eyes will be opened.opened to the truth and the consequences of speaking it.God bless all those brave just minded people,who are willing to incur the displeasure of a greedy unjust world. Comments (21) Janet Diehl says: Patrice Everest says: Merrigay Schroer says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI December 11, 2016 at 12:12 am Reverand how can we donate to your efforts for the people at standing rock? December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am My understanding is that the Water Protectors have been bombarded by noise at night – hellacopters flying over the camps, loud music, drones over camps – that is what they shot down.Bridges and other exits have been deliberately blocked even when supporters needed to be evacuated to hospitals. Those arrested were dismissed by the Judge. I have emailed to the President, Justice Dept, etc. I am unable to physically join you. The police action against the Water Protectors makes me ashamed to be white & from the USA. God help us all. Shut down these horred pipelines; Water, good land and Life is more valuable than all the oil. Curate Diocese of Nebraska October 26, 2016 at 2:10 am “Peace, Prayer, Protection, Love, Laughter, and Creative Action: Children, elders, and Native communities gather to pray for the future of the earth. Water is life, and life is sacred. They can not arrest this movement, as it’s foundation is love and integrity–and a bigger vision for the future.We must do everything we can to support the truth, so that history does not repeat itself, and so we can build a better future. . The chance is underway, the message is out, and our world–and all of our lives–will be better for it. Thank you for standing in solidarity, prayer, and integrity. Finally a news story that is going to the source, and trying to understand the roots of the issue. Margaret Scott says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI December 7, 2016 at 10:34 pm The hand of GOD ! May the native americans have the power thay know thay have! Joe Noonan says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR October 24, 2016 at 11:38 pm Dear Rev John Floberg,Thank you for your strength and conviction in doing the right thing. Thank you for your leadership. And please thank your congregation for their leadership too. This is truly a non-denominational call to action and I am heartened and inspired by your good deeds.Amen! Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ December 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm Thank you for your courageous witness! I look forward to hearing updates on plans and thinking. Valentin martinez says: last_img read more

Youth to Youth / batlab

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/575286/youth-to-youth-batlab Clipboard Photographs Hungary Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Norbert Juhász+ 13 Share Youth to Youth / batlab Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/575286/youth-to-youth-batlab Clipboard Architects: batlab Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•Budapest, Hungary 2014 “COPY” Youth to Youth / batlabSave this projectSaveYouth to Youth / batlab Houses photographs:  Norbert JuhászPhotographs:  Norbert JuhászSave this picture!© Norbert JuhászRecommended ProductsPartitionsdormakabaSliding Wall Systems- HSW/FSWEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsPartitionsJansenGlass Partitions – Janisol Folding WallText description provided by the architects. The idea of the two-staired bedroom-loft, which is acting as the accented main element of the flat, was envisioned by a young couple.Save this picture!© Norbert JuhászWe were trying to validate design and functionality equally, which resulted in our trying to achieve such consistency and homogeneity that can as well incorporate male and female differences.Save this picture!DiagramThe placement of the bed right above the door (as ordered by the clients) created a zigzagged geometry that became a ribbon waving towards the corners of the room and as doing so, started to shape and divide the space around it.Save this picture!© Norbert JuhászSheet metal stairs enveloped in the ribbon form a male side, while the descending ribbon itself counters the former with female delicacy on the other side.This ribbon like “object” acts simultaneously as floor and ceiling, stairs and bed, shelves and hidden storage.Save this picture!© Norbert JuhászOur aim was to compose a homogenous continuous ribbon, which was achieved by using painted fibreboards (MDF) on a steel supporting structure.Breaking up the monochromatic whiteness of the living-room, the red-orange loft complemented by the built-in lighting became a vivid nuance in the simple apartment fitting the young style of our clients.Save this picture!© Norbert JuhászProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA To Open Chapter In IndiaArchitecture NewsBAG Transforms Wooden Pallets into Temporary Space ObservatoryArchitecture News Share Projects CopyAbout this officebatlabOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcretePlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBudapestHousesHungaryPublished on December 21, 2014Cite: “Youth to Youth / batlab” 21 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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 stream 2014last_img read more

New medal celebrates inspiring arts philanthropists

first_img  71 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 November 2008 | News Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive of Arts & Business, said: “Arts & Business is honoured to have been able to create this Medal for our President, The Prince of Wales, to recognise philanthropists who give generously in time, skills and financial support. They are an inspiration to us all.” The first five recipients were chosen after an open nomination process. The Prince of Wales’ Arts Advisory Group drew up a short list of twenty philanthropists which went forward to a final judging panel of artists, who chose the first five recipients. The first recipients are Dame Vivien Duffield CBE, Roger de Haan CBE, Dr Carol Høgel CBE, Mr Martin and Carmel Naughton, and Lord and Lady Sainsbury. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The medals will be presented each year from now on.www.aandb.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. New medal celebrates inspiring arts philanthropists The first recipients of the Medals for Arts Philanthropy yesterday received their award from HRH The Prince of Wales. The medal celebrates individuals who support the arts and recognises the contribution of “the most inspiring philanthropists in the UK”.last_img read more

Harvard U. workers unite to defend immigrants

first_imgHarvard TPS Coalition rallies Jan. 31 for march to the university president’s office.Cambridge, Mass. — Sixty workers marched on Harvard University President Drew Faust’s office Jan. 31, demanding she take action on behalf of those who hold temporary protected status.The newly formed Harvard TPS Coalition consists of members of UNITE HERE Local 26 representing dining hall workers, Service Employees Union 32BJ representing custodians; the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3650; the Harvard Graduate Student Union; plus faculty and student supporters.Two Latinx lead organizers, Martha from UNITE HERE and Doris from SEIU 32BJ, both of whom are from El Salvador, led the group to the door of Faust’s office to deliver a letter with their demands. The letter said in part:“As you know, the Department of Homeland Security announced, between November 6, 2017, and January 8, 2018, that TPS would be terminated for Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador. These decisions affect 5,300 Nicaraguans, 59,000 Haitians and about 250,000 Salvadorans, with potentially more terminations coming in the future, such as for Hondurans and others.“Haitians and Salvadorans, who are the majority of TPS workers at Harvard, also have, respectively, 27,000 and 195,000 children who were born in the United States. Since the devastating earthquakes in 2001 in El Salvador and 2010 in Haiti, these hard-working immigrants, many who arrived here eight to 17 or more years ago as kids, have become very connected in their local communities. Most Salvadorans have been here much longer, for 20 or more years since fleeing the civil war, and we all should remember America’s role in this conflict.“The Boston area is a center of the Salvadoran and Haitian communities, and we Harvard workers are also part of the university community. Between feeding Harvard students and cleaning Harvard offices, we are the first to greet the students at breakfast and the last to see departing researchers each evening. Like many from Haiti and El Salvador across the country, we cook, clean and provide for [U.S.] American children that dream of more opportunity than we had back home. We also actively contribute to the economy: we buy cars and take on mortgages, start businesses and pay into Social Security.“However, opportunity is not our only concern. We will be targeted for violence and could even be killed if we return to what, for many of us, are unfamiliar countries. We are Americans who deserve permanent residency here in the United States.”The letter, signed by more than 300 union members, students, student groups and faculty, asks that Faust hold a press conference supporting the transition to permanent residency for TPS workers; write a letter to Congress, the Senate and U.S. president advocating permanent residency; and encourage other college presidents to take these same steps.At the end of the letter are photos and short bios of seven workers and their families, which detail the political, social, economic and emotional anguish and hardship that canceling TPS will have on them. Put together by TPS workers on the coalition committee, this narrative is designed to confront Faust with the realities of workers’ lives. The narrative will be used as an outreach tool to workers and their unions at other universities and will alsoprovide information for unions rallying and lobbying in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5.The Harvard TPS Coalition is deliberately and methodically talking with other union members on campus to educate them that an attack on TPS workers is an attack on the unions; that the same forces pushing “right to work” legislation, which will demolish unions, are the same forces pushing attacks on immigrant workers.The Harvard TPS Coalition has vowed to continue to build on campus, join allies on other campuses and unite with other unions to stop these vicious attacks on immigrant members, on all immigrant workers and on the existence of unions.Photo: UNITE HERE Local 26 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Concern about candidates for new Human Rights Council as election day approaches

first_img RSF_en “Cuba, China, Iran, Russia, Tunisia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia… these are countries that violate freedom of expression and human rights on a massive scale and yet they are all candidates,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If they are elected, the council will be discredited from the outset,” the organisation warned. “After pushing so hard for the former Human Rights Commission’s reform, Kofi Annan must remind UN member states they are supposed to take a close look at the human rights situation in the candidate countries before voting.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Thanks to the regional quota system, countries such as Algeria, Nigeria and Tunisia are also certain to be elected, yet the rights of journalists are regularly flouted in these three countries. You would think all the debates we have heard in recent months had been to no avail. No lessons seem to have learned from the unfortunate experiences of the past.”According to the UN General Assembly resolution that decided how the Human Rights Council will work, 13 seats are reserved for African countries. But so far only 14 African countries have said they are candidates. So all but one are bound to be elected if no other country from the region announces its candidacy between now and 9 May.Some of the world’s leading press freedom predators are among the 65 countries that have so far declared themselves to be candidates. China and Cuba are the world’s two biggest prisons for the press. Censorship is still the rule in Iran and Saudi Arabia, and journalists risk severe punishment if they dare to touch on subjects that have been declared off-limits. In Russia, the Kremlin continues to take over the leading news media, starting with the TV stations. Journalists are the victims of violence almost every day in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Finally, the murders of two journalists last year in Azerbaijan continue to go unpunished. Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the list of candidates for the new, 47-member UN Human Rights Council and the impact they could have on its credibility. The elections are to take place on 9 May. News May 5, 2006 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Concern about candidates for new Human Rights Council as election day approaches Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Councils couldn’t cope with volume of Limerick flood water

first_imgFacebook Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Water bursting through an old defence wall in LimerickSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Andrew [email protected] the efforts of local authorities in advance of the high tides and adverse weather that caused major flooding, Limerick City and County manager Conn Murray has said that services couldn’t cope with the “unprecedented” water levels.Speaking ahead of meeting with locals and public representatives, Mr Murray outlined the position.“We had our preparations made and had been working to shore up defences for days in the areas considered most at risk of flooding in the city and county but the volume of water was such that many of our defences were simply unable to cope”,As public service organizations in Limerick city continue to deal with the aftermath of severe flooding which affected hundreds of houses mainly in the King’s Island area, water levels remain high and the worst affected areas are cordoned off.High tide this Sunday morning was at 8am but no new flooding has been reported.St Mary’s Secondary School and College Park Road which had flooded yesterday are now being pumped out.Sixty people were evacuated from their homes yesterday and assistance provided to several hundred others. Most of those evacuated stayed overnight with relatives.Accommodation was provided for a small number.Flooding in the city has been described as unprecedented. Flood defences had been put in place in the most vulnerable locations but were unable to cope with a combination of torrential rain, high tides and strong winds.Mr Murray is to meet local public representatives to brief them on developments. He has praised all concerned in efforts to deal with the flooding especially community organizations.“The tremendous public spirit shown by the people of Limerick City has been of great benefit to the state agencies including the fire and rescue service, the ambulance service and the Gardai in trying to deal with the situation. I would also like to thank the Defence Forces, Order of Malta,, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, Civil Defence and Red Cross for their assistance”, he said.“I understand the great shock experienced by residents especially the elderly. Nobody in the city, not even the oldest resident of King’s Island, can ever recall such severe flooding”, he added. Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articleConmen pose as Irish Water officials amid flooding chaosNext article#Video Limerick Floods 2014: St. Marys Park Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedincenter_img NewsCouncils couldn’t cope with volume of Limerick flood waterBy Staff Reporter – February 2, 2014 588 Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday TAGScouncilfeaturedfloodMusic LimerickSt Mary’s parkwater #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

MDH Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of Upsized $276 Million Initial Public Offering Including Full…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness MDH Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of Upsized $276 Million Initial Public Offering Including Full Exercise of Over-Allotment Option Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Facebook Pinterestcenter_img NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– MDH Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) today announced the closing of its upsized initial public offering of 27,600,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, including 3,600,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in full. The units began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the ticker symbol “MDH.U” on February 2, 2021. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. After the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on the NYSE under the symbols “MDH” and “MDH.WS,” respectively. MDH Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any business, industry, sector or geographical location, the Company intends to focus on industries that complement its management team’s background in transportation and logistics, telecommunications, financial services and professional services, and to capitalize on the ability of its management team to identify and acquire a business. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as joint bookrunning managers of the offering. A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 1, 2021. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate Department, One South Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, email: [email protected], or by telephone: (855) 300-7136 or Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. at 85 Broad St., New York, NY 10004. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the initial public offering and search for an initial business combination. No assurance can be given that the proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement for the initial public offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006032/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Kelly Wallace [email protected] 917-991-6308 Investor Contact: [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FINANCE OTHER TRANSPORT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: MDH Acquisition Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006032/en Twitter Facebook TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleCitibank Announces $1.25 Billion Redemption of 3.165% Fixed Rate / Floating Rate Notes due February 2022 and $500 Million Redemption of Floating Rate Notes due February 2022Next articleMichigan: Contact sports can resume Monday, with masks Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

O’Domhnaill confident of progress for Stranorlar school campaign

first_imgHomepage BannerNews O’Domhnaill confident of progress for Stranorlar school campaign Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleColeman will not play against Germany but will be available for Poland on SundayNext articleDonegal Tweed could get regional protection under new EU proposals News Highland By News Highland – October 7, 2015 A Donegal Senator says he’s hopeful of movement on progress in the campaign for progress in the campaign for a new school building for Scoil Mhuire in Stranorlar.Senator Brian O’Domhnaill pressed Junior Minister Anne Phelan on the issue in the Seanad this morning.He’s now hopeful of substantial progress by early next year, to address the situation where over 25% of the 452 pupils are being taught in pre-fabs……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/brianraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny last_img read more

27-year-old arrested in Derry charges with firearms related offence

first_imgNews Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp A 27-year-old man who was arrested by police in Derry on Tuesday has been charged with a firearms related offence.He is due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court on June 10.The man was detained in a PSNI operation investigating terrorist related activity in the Derry area.The police said a 26-year-old man arrested in the same operation in the city has been released without charge. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+center_img Previous articleRaytheon protest went beyond a peaceful protestNext article1 in 10 drivers involved in serious crashes tested for alcohol between 2003 and 2005 News Highland Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 27-year-old arrested in Derry charges with firearms related offence Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – May 19, 2010 WhatsApplast_img read more

Man in Derry charged with six counts of attempted child abduction

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Man in Derry charged with six counts of attempted child abduction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A 46 year old man who was arrested in Derry on Friday has been charged with six counts of attempted child abduction.Police received a report of a man acting suspiciously towards children in The Old Fort, Strathfoyle area on Friday afternoon.Following the incident, a number of residents kept the man at the scene until officers arrived a short time later.He is expected to appear at Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow. Previous articleTime is tight to break the Brexit deadlock – VaradkarNext articleN56 Fanaboy resurfacing works to begin tomorrow News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – October 6, 2019 WhatsApplast_img read more