Andrew M.L. Dietsche consecrated bishop coadjutor of New York

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PHOTO/Kara Flannery[Episcopal News Service] Andrew M. L. Dietsche was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of New York March 10 during a ceremony at a packed Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan.As bishop coadjutor, Dietsche has the automatic right of succession to the current bishop of New York, the Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk, who must retire before his 72nd birthday in August 2014.Dietsche, a resident of Poughkeepsie, has served since 2001 as the diocese’s canon for pastoral care. He was elected bishop by the diocesan clergy and by lay representatives of the diocese’s 199 parishes at a special convention held at the cathedral—the largest Gothic cathedral in the world—in November 2011.Some 2,500 people, including clergy and parishioners of the diocese, ecumenical and interfaith guests and civic leaders, among them former mayor New York David Dinkins, attended the consecration.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori led the service as chief consecrator and preached the sermon. Co-consecrating bishops included Sisk, Bishop of New Jersey George Councell, retired Bishop of New York Richard Frank Grein, Bishop of Long Island Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of Michigan Wendell Nathaniel Gibbs, retired Bishop Suffragan of New York Catherine S. Roskam and Bishop Robert Alan Rimbo of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.The presiding bishop preached about Peter and the other disciples fishing on the Sea of Galilee, when Peter is told to, “‘feed my lambs, tend my sheep, feed my sheep.’”“Andy, you are named and blessed in this place to feed the sheep and tend the lambs, and to encourage those around you in doing the same,” the presiding bishop told Dietsche. “A good deal of your work will deal with the baptized, those already engaged in fishing or shepherding work – and your task is to remind them continually that they too are chosen, beloved, good creation, for they and we cannot love others unless we know ourselves well loved. But some of your work must attend to the sheep not of this fold, and the nations beyond this one, for the great banquet will not be complete until all are invited and gathered in to the wedding feast of the lamb.”“Your work must tend to the creatures of this great city, and the sheepfolds of rural New York, as well as the sheep of the nations. Some of the sheep around here will insist you aren’t spending enough time with them. That’s an opportunity to remind the sheep that they are also called to be shepherds, and for you to remember that you are a sheep, in need of rest and good pasture. The current bishop of New York can teach you something about the healing qualities of good grassland.”Together, the presiding bishop and the co-consecrating bishops gathered around and laid their hands on the new bishop’s head in a gesture symbolizing the unbroken connection of the line of bishops back to the earliest days of the church.Dietsche then for the first time put on his episcopal vestments, and was presented with a gold cross, an episcopal ring engraved with his seal, a miter, a Bible, and a crozier that he designed himself and that was made by a local craftsman using maple from the new bishop’s own garden.Following this, the presiding bishop presented him to the congregation, whereupon the clergy and congregation offered the traditional “acclamation and applause.”For a photo gallery click here. Click here for a video. 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New survey: Floridians are more worried about climate change than most…

first_img Credit: NASA Earth Observatory Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 68 percent of all respondents said climate change should be taught in primary and secondary public schools as accepted theory. The political breakdown on that data point showed 86 percent of Democrats in favor, 68 percent of independents, and 51 percent of Republicans. By Laura Cassels, Florida Phoenix LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Nearly 68 percent of Florida respondents said it is important that cities and regional coalitions establish local offices for addressing climate change. Examples of such offices include ones in the Tampa Bay region and in southeast Florida, both experiencing problems with sea-level rise that are expected to worsen. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Floridians worry about climate change more than most Americans, and the level of concern among Republicans in weather-battered South Florida is higher than among Republicans elsewhere in the country, according to a survey by the Florida-based Saint Leo University Polling Institute.About 75 percent of the 1,500 respondents said they are concerned about climate change, and nearly 40 percent reported they are “very concerned.”The level of concern is distinctly higher among Democrats than Republicans and between young people (ages 18 to 35) and older people (at least age 56), according to the polling results announced Monday.The findings are consistent with a larger survey by the Pew Research Center conducted in October, showing that 70 percent of its 11,0001 respondents consider climate a very important (42 percent) or somewhat important (26 percent) issue in voting for national leaders.Political scientist Frank Orlando, director of Saint Leo’s Polling Institute, said in the press announcement that this year’s survey found that climate change is of concern to 61 percent of Florida Republicans, which is 10 percentage points higher than Republicans nationwide.Dr. Laura Altfeld, associate professor of biology and ecology at the university, said in the press announcement that the survey confirms what common sense dictates: that young people believe their future is in trouble if climate change is not halted soon. “They’ve got a lot longer to deal with this,” Altfeld said.Climate change will play an unprecedented role in the Florida Legislature this year, as Republican leaders including House Speaker Chris Sprowls call for state funding to help municipalities armor themselves against sea-level rise and inland flooding. The Republican leaders do not frame flooding specifically as a result of climate change but they cite flooding forecasts produced by climate researchers.Other findings from the St. Leo survey on climate:More than 35 percent of respondents in Florida and in the national average said they “strongly support” the United States rejoining the international Paris Climate Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases that accumulate in the atmosphere and cause the climate to change. President Joe Biden has rejoined the treaty, after former President Donald Trump withdrew the nation from it. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSClimate ChangeDemocratsEnvironmentfloridaFlorida PhoenixRepublicansResultsSurveyweather Previous articleEmotional Migraine? 5 Reasons Your Mental Health May Be SufferingNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Haus Neufert / Gatermann + Schossig

first_img Haus Neufert / Gatermann + Schossig CopyHouses•Cologne, Germany Architects: Gatermann + Schossig Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Photographs 2013 “COPY” Save this picture!© Jens Willebrand+ 18 Share Houses Area:  237 m² Area:  237 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Germany Year:  2013 Projects ArchDaily photographs:  Jens WillebrandPhotographs:  Jens Willebrand, Courtesy of Gatermann + SchossigSave this picture!Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. The task in hand was to construct a new, one-person building adjacent to the X1 heritage-protected house that was built by Peter Neufert in 1959-62. The house needed to provide barrier-free accessibility and feature a self contained apartment, which could later be used by a carer. Save this picture!© Jens WillebrandThe design concept involves the redevelopment the existing surface of the old tennis court and the construction of a single-storey cubical house, from which two sections are cut out, lifted and turned onto their roofs. Situated on the even surface, this design features two high rooms that create volume, provide wide views into the park and let the sun shine into the house from several sides.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Gatermann + SchossigThe facility rooms are located to the north-west in order to ensure sound and energy protection on the street side of the building. This constitutes the closed formation of the north façade. The glazed south front, which mainly faces the garden and the heritage building, is formed by the two cut out building sections and their terraces. The homogenous metal façade produces an independent, unobtrusive contrast to the otherwise chromatic X1 house. The flush fitted windows add toward a smooth and calm overall composition. Save this picture!Courtesy of Gatermann + SchossigThe interior is suffused with light and, thanks to the merging rooms, provides a multitude of transparent perspectives and views of nature and the sky. Despite the reduction of the surface area to suit the use related dimensions, the rooms convey a sense of variable and fascinating spaciousness, which is supported by both the multifaceted lines of sight and the sun and light conditions that change along with the respective season and time of day.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Gatermann + SchossigThe material and technological concept correlates with the realisation of a holistically planned design. A well coordinated energy concept, with concrete core cooling, air, water and heat pump and controlled living space ventilation, ensures the provision of a low-energy house standard. Reduced details, featuring white walls against a copper red, cast floor, create the basis for an aesthetic room that facilitates a high standard of indoor environment quality. Project gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: PPG Place / John Burgee Architects with Philip JohnsonArchitecture Classics”Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore”: John Hejduk’s Kreuzberg TowerVideos Share Haus Neufert / Gatermann + SchossigSave this projectSaveHaus Neufert / Gatermann + Schossig ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGatermann + SchossigOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCologneHousesGermanyPublished on February 28, 2014Cite: “Haus Neufert / Gatermann + Schossig” 28 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

House in Altea Hills / RGB arquitectos

first_img Spain Projects Houses “COPY” House in Altea Hills / RGB arquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Altea Hills / RGB arquitectos “COPY” Manufacturers: Porcelanosa Grupo, Clave Ceramic, Noken Porcelanosa, Recubrimientos y Aplicaciones Técnicas Hermanos Hernández, S.L.Collaborator Architects:Jose Valls, Anastasia KhlimanovaArchitect In Charge:Ramón Gandía BrullCity:AlteaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mayte PieraRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The idea of the house comes from the concept of “catching” the landscape. So, a container frame emerges from the pool and wraps the house. This framework, due to the topography of the mountain where it is located and to create more privacy, becomes a very dynamic and continuous element, wich takes different forms as it adapts to the circumstances. Emerges from the pool, as a triangle for privacy, and reaches the deck and descends on the opposite side of the pool. The trajectory that draws, is reinforced by the linear use of artificial lighting.Save this picture!© Mayte PieraWilling to achieve a whole integration with the environment the house deeply-rooted with the ground and the surroundings.Save this picture!1st Floor PlanThe view at the head of the house is the valley that lay to the sea. The open space giving a panoramic view of the surroundings.Save this picture!© Mayte PieraThe impression of the lack of limits between the exterior and interior of the house is mainly due to the massive glass windows and the height of the ceilings. There is a smooth and fluent connection between the internal rooms encouraged by continuity of the materials between rooms.Save this picture!© Mayte PieraProject gallerySee allShow lessLow-Budget Urban Garden Uses Local Materials to Bring Quito’s Community TogetherMiscIndependent Place / MW ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Mayte Piera+ 21Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Area:  253 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Copy•Altea, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily House in Altea Hills / RGB arquitectos Architects: RGB arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRGB arquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlteaSpainPublished on January 12, 2018Cite: “House in Altea Hills / RGB arquitectos” [Vivienda en Altea Hills / RGB arquitectos] 12 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?阿尔特阿山地之家,山水间的漫形曲线 / RGB arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Global Beef Supplies to Remain Tight in 2015

first_img Global Beef Supplies to Remain Tight in 2015 Previous articleOil Prices Fall AgainNext articleSunday Outlook Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Dec 26, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Global Beef Supplies to Remain Tight in 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE As what many have expected, Rabbobank is calling for global beef supplies to remain tight through 2015. In its quarterly outlook for the first quarter of 2015, Rabbobank forecast renewed price strength and tight supplies in the first quarter of 2015. Food Business News reports an improving economy and a strong dollar have positioned the United States as a major influence on global beef market trends. Rabbobank’s Angus Gidley-Baird said “The U.S. continues to be the driver in the global beef market with constrained supply and strong demand keeping prices high.” Baird said Rabbobank is keeping a close eye on the price of oil and the Russian Ruble given Russia’s status as the world’s largest beef importerThe gap between premium and ground beef markets will continue to widen. Prices for prime beef will remain high in 2015, while lackluster demand and growing supplies of dairy-based beef will pressure prices for ground beef. Strong international demand for beef from Brazil and New Zealand will likely carryover into 2015 while, in China, retail prices for beef are expected to remain stable. Meanwhile, Australia continues to report record cattle slaughter Rabobank said the new year will be critical for Canada, as the beef industry decides whether it starts herd rebuilding or continues to downsize the industry. In Mexico, low availability of cattle is partially offset by increased cattle weights.last_img read more

SGA election, runoff has record setting voter turnout

first_imgPhoto by Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Linkedin printThis year’s Student Government Association (SGA) campaign saw the highest voter turnout in SGA records going back to 2005. During the general election, 41 percent students, or 3,497 out of an undergraduate population of 8,432, voted. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell Twitter Elizabeth Campbell Facebook WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance + posts Previous articleThe Skiff: April 27, 2017Next articleTennis player Cameron Norrie is going pro after this semester Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img ReddIt Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Elizabeth Campbell Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars SGA elections voter turnoutCreate line chartsCaroline Pulliam, SGA Elections & Regulations Committee Chair, credited the turnout to the number of candidates – 10 people competing for four Student Body Officer positions – and a new marketing strategy. “The new marketing team which has done so much for getting our name out there, getting our events out there and really branding SGA,” Pulliam said. Those efforts included signs encouraging people to run for office with different messages based on their target audience of upper division or first-year students or college specific students. The filing period for candidates was also extended to four weeks for the first time.Ben Taylor was elected Student Body President after a runoff with Michael McCluskey. During the runoff election, 3,339 students or 39 percent of the 8,432 undergraduate students voted.  McCluskey, a sophomore, wouldn’t have been eligible to run in past elections, but this year, instead of requiring presidential candidates to have completed at least 65 credit hours – junior standing – students only needed to have completed three semesters at TCU before running, meaning sophomores were eligible. The eligibility rules were also changed to allow transfer students to run for office after completing one semester. This changes came about have a three hour debate in SGA over election rules. “Everyone wanted the opportunity to really get involved earlier,” Pulliam said. “Usually it’s beneficial to have experience, so that’s why it’s just always been tradition to be a rising senior to run for president.”McCluskey said he was inspired to run for president after last spring when he managed the campaign of Ryker Thompson and Kelsey Ritchie. “That was honestly one of my defining experiences in college,” McCluskey said. “To take all that I’ve learned from that one and apply to this time and see what’s the same and what’s different for myself as a candidate.” McCluskey said he had no plans to run again next year as a rising senior. There was also a runoff election for the position of Vice President of External Affairs, which had three candidates running in the general election. Hudson Trent won that runoff over Allie Strehle.Taylor and Trent, along with incoming Vice President of Operations Abby Widick and incoming Treasurer Cara Doil will be sworn in May 2 in the BLUU chambers. Taylor said during his presidency he wants to focus on connecting people to the resources they need by working with students and the administration. “When people are connected with the resources they can do whatever they want, as long as they have the autonomy and freedom to do so and they’ll come up with ideas way better than you can” Taylor said. “I’ve been inspired by people throughout my time here at TCU, and I hope to continue to allow people to inspire me.” Facebook Twitter Elizabeth Campbell ReddIt Elizabeth Campbell World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

32 probationer Gardaí to help Christmas policing effort

first_imgWhatsApp NewsCommunity32 probationer Gardaí to help Christmas policing effortBy David Raleigh – December 6, 2019 362 Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCommunityLimerick City and CountyNews Printcenter_img Limerick Garda Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche. Photo: Liam Burke32 probationer Gardaí have been assigned to Limerick to help tackle thefts, drug dealing, public order incidents over the busy Christmas period.The temporary measure is part of the national ‘Operation Open City’ initiative which runs all the way through to New Year’s Day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The probationers will be stationed in Henry Street, Roxboro Road and Newcastle West Garda Stations.Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche said the probationers will be deployed to assist Gardaí at keys times that have been identified by the Garda Analysis Services.“Our aim is to provide high viability policing to tackle thefts, drugs, public order incidents road traffic offences and to help the flow of traffic in the city.”Probationer officers will also help enforce the road traffic laws.“In particular, we will be using these resources to increase the capacity of our Roads Policing Units. We have had 12 lives lost on our roads this year, 12 too many. I hope that by increasing our checkpoints and our speed checks, we will not have to suffer any more loss of life,” said Chief Roche.“There will also be an emphasis on early morning checkpoints. If you feel like you may still be over the limit the next morning, don’t take the risk by getting behind the wheel. In general, traffic will increase in the city and I would ask that where possible, people avail of public transport. Most importantly, I would like to wish you all a very safe and happy Christmas,” he added.Gardai have also commenced Operation ‘Open City’ which will continue until Christmas Eve “to facilitate the movement of Public Transport and minimise traffic disruption to the general public, through high visibility and enforcement activity”.It involves a multi-agency approach between Gardaí, the National Transport Authority, Limerick City and County Council and transport providers.There will be a high visibility enforcement operation with Gardaí patrolling major arterial routes and link roads during core commuter hours, as well as a particular focus on traffic management issues around car parks at major shopping areas. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleNews Roundup | December 7, 2019Next articleCouncillor will not be intimidated after masked men attack his home David Raleigh Email Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

City, county form courthouse committee

first_img By admin – April 18, 2018 Pinterest City and county officials formed a committee Tuesday to examine costs of building a new downtown courthouse and to find ways the two governmental bodies can share the burden of replacing the blighted government building on Grant Avenue.The committee, including two Odessa City Council members and two Ector County commissioners, will look at buying real estate surrounding the Odessa American building at 222 E. Fourth St., which the city bought along with a nearby parking lot for about $1.6 million in 2016. The officials would also research costs of demolishing the properties.The committee is also expected to consider possibilities for a new building including a shared facility with space for city offices. Eckert said he hoped that in the coming weeks or months, the committee will report findings publicly and city and county officials could decide on a plan “to try to take care of what I consider an emergency” because the existing building is failing.“This is our first preferred option, is the downtown option,” Eckert said. “But there are other options if this doesn’t work out.”Since buying the newspaper building, city officials have considered it as a site for a courthouse. Ector County Judge Ron Eckert asked city officials in late February to consider sharing the costs of the project. That could mean funding demolition of properties including the OA and the existing courthouse, and donating land for the new building. He also asked for help building parking.In return, Eckert said the city would advance its goal of redeveloping downtown and get the site of the old courthouse, which could be transformed into a public park.Otherwise, he said the county may consider building a new courthouse elsewhere such as near the jail.Committee members are Precinct 1 Commissioner Eddy Shelton, Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Childers, District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton and District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant, who will head the fact finding group. Other officials may join them, including 358th District Court Judge Stacy Trotter, who Eckert said could offer a sense of the technical needs in a new courthouse.They were expected to begin meeting as soon as this week.Nearly five years ago, voters overwhelmingly rejected a $95 million bond proposal for a new courthouse. And Eckert said he would be reluctant to bring another bond to voters for fear of delaying construction of a new courthouse for years should the measure fail.Eckert said the city’s help could cut $15 million off the original $95 million cost of building the new courthouse. But it’s unclear how much of that reflects money the city would be asked to spend.“The county is not in the same financial situation as other entities, so we are needing some resource help,” Eckert said. Fruit Salad to Die ForSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter Home Local News Government City, county form courthouse committee Local NewsGovernment City, county form courthouse committee WhatsApp A photo of the south west side of the Ector County Courthouse on Wednesday from the intersection of 3rd Street and Grant Avenue. Previous articleStudents help local nonprofitsNext articleMan charged with racing, endangering infant daughter admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Facebook Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Pinterest Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

US reverts to targeted immigration enforcement under Biden

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleAllen, Valanciunas lead Grizzlies past Thunder 122-113Next articleType-X, il veicolo robotico da combattimento di Milrem Robotics, sarà esposto a IDEX 2021 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Local NewsStateUS News US reverts to targeted immigration enforcement under Biden WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration enforcement in the U.S. would be more targeted under President Joe Biden than under his predecessor, with authorities directed to focus on people in the country illegally who pose a threat, according to guidelines released Thursday. The guidelines set a new course for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which drew fierce criticism under President Donald Trump for arresting and removing anyone in the country illegally regardless of criminal history or community ties. Under Biden, ICE would primarily apprehend and remove people who pose a threat to national security, committed crimes designated as “aggravated” felonies or recently crossed the border. It is the latest break from Trump’s immigration policies, but it is also far from the notion of “abolish ICE” that became a rallying cry among some progressives angered by what they considered indiscriminate enforcement. Trump, whose administration took hundreds of measures to restrict both legal and illegal immigration, early on directed ICE to apprehend anyone who was in the country illegally. In June 2019, he tweeted that “next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.” That never happened. Total deportations were higher under the first term of President Barack Obama, who also made national security and public safety an enforcement priority, than under Trump in part because many cities and states, opposed to his administration’s approach to immigration, balked at cooperating with ICE on removals. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, portrayed the new guidelines, which are considered temporary until a permanent policy comes down in about three months, as a more effective use of resources at an agency that has about 20,000 law enforcement and support personnel. “By focusing our limited resources on cases that present threats to national security, border security, and public safety, our agency will more ably and effectively execute its law enforcement mission,” ICE acting Director Tae Johnson said in announcing the new guidelines. “Like every law enforcement agency at the local, state, and federal level, we must prioritize our efforts to achieve the greatest security and safety impact.” ICE officers and agents have expressed concern in recent days about a top-down directive that will limit their ability to conduct enforcement operations and inevitably result in potentially dangerous people slipping from their grasp, said Jon Feere, a senior adviser to ICE under Trump. Feere noted, for example, that worksite enforcement operations, which occurred more frequently under Trump, typically result in charges such as identity theft or fraud. Those wouldn’t qualify as aggravated felonies but nonetheless can be useful crimes to pursue as part of efforts to break up smuggling rings and traffickers. “Not allowing ICE to carry out its responsibilities as it does now is a de facto dismantling of the agency,” he said. “And what is the policy rationale? Who wins from all of this? The smugglers? The traffickers?” The new guidelines could shield a substantial number of people. The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute estimated that 87% of noncitizens in the country without authorization would not be priorities for enforcement if Biden used the national security and public safety criteria as was done under Obama. In defending the new guidelines, DHS officials pointedly noted that they do not specifically exempt anyone from being arrested and removed from the U.S. if they are illegally in the country. But they set out a series of priorities for removal, and agents and officers would be required to get approval to pursue cases that aren’t in the three main categories. Also, weekly arrest reports would be submitted to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who has repeatedly said he wants to fix what he considers a flawed U.S. immigration system. The national security category includes anyone suspected of involvement with terrorism or espionage. The border security category covers anyone apprehended along the border or point of entry or who came into the U.S. after Nov. 1. The public safety category applies to anyone convicted of a crime that involved their “active” participation in gang activity or convicted of an aggravated felony. There is a wide array of aggravated felonies that apply to noncitizens as laid out by Congress. They include violent offenses and drug trafficking, but in the past have also been defined more broadly for noncitizens facing deportation. The new guidelines direct agents and officers to consider the “seriousness” of the criminal conviction as well as how long ago it occurred. ICE would otherwise have broad leeway to let a noncitizen stay in the country, with officers directed to consider such factors as ties to the community as well as personal and family circumstances and medical condition. The rules, for example, call for “particular attention” in the case of noncitizens who are elderly or “known to be suffering from serious physical or mental illness.” Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

18 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal

first_img WhatsApp 18 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Twitter Previous articlePeople aged 70 and over will start being vaccinated next monthNext articleDisappointment over no plans for extra bring banks News Highland Twitter By News Highland – January 25, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img There has been a further 1,372 Covid-19 cases, the lowest daily figure since the end of December.A further 7 deaths have also been recorded.18 new cases of the virus have been confirmed in Donegal this evening.The 14 day incidence rate for the county currently stands at 739.4 per 100,000 people, just below the national average of 766.2.The number of people in hospital with the virus now stands at 1,905, while 219 are in ICUs. Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebooklast_img read more