Jerusalem archbishop criticizes U.S. immigration restrictions

first_img Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Immigration, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (2) Anglican Communion, February 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm Archbishop Mouneer’s foolish comments deserve a response. In writing that the “Oklahoma City bombing, we recall, was conducted by an American, not a Muslim,” he is (perhaps inadvertently) saying that Muslims cannot be Americans.I rejoice to see that Archbishop Mouneer acknowledges “the right of the government to protect the nation from terrorism,” but regret his criticism of “the decision to prioritise the refugee applications of Christians in the Middle East.” Is he possibly unaware of the fact that thousands of fellow Christians have been brutalized and killed in the most savage manner by Muslims otherwise intent on killing each other? Surely the relative handful of Middle East Christians who remain deserve special treatment and it is bizarre to see the Archbishop saying otherwise.I wonder if he would change his tune if some colleague in Jerusalem had his head chopped off by a Muslim terrorist. Tony Oberdorfer says: February 16, 2017 at 8:01 am Religious discrimination is not the issue and to call the desire to save fellow Christians from death for being Christian “simply un-American” is just silly. Posted Feb 14, 2017 Refugees Migration & Resettlement New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Jerusalem archbishop criticizes U.S. immigration restrictions Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Advocacy Peace & Justice, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Middle East, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY center_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, primate of the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, has described U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to restrict entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations as a “naive” solution based on “generalization and discrimination.” He also criticized the decision to prioritize the refugee applications of Christians in the Middle East.Full article. 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Israel-Palestine, Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Seminarians, clergy from around world visit Anglican Communion Office in…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Office in London on June 5 welcomed 31 Anglican seminarians and recently ordained clergy from across the world to learn more about the Communion and to network with each other. The group represents 18 countries, and a variety of cultures and languages.Read the full article here. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Posted Jun 5, 2018 Anglican Communion Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminarians, clergy from around world visit Anglican Communion Office in London Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

Demings calls for end to ICE detentions of domestic violence victims

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The photo shows the ICE agents escorting Irvin Gonzalez, who also is known as Ervin Gonzalez, from the courthouse. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name herecenter_img TAGSRepresentative Val Demings Previous articleTree climbers hang out in ApopkaNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reps. Demings and Rice circulate letter to House membersU.S. Representatives Val Demings (FL-10) and Kathleen Rice (NY-04) are circulating a letter to House colleagues urging the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to issue guidance making it clear to ICE personnel that victims of crimes should never have reason to fear that seeking justice in the court system could lead to detention or deportation.The letter comes after reports last week that ICE agents detained a transgender woman in an El Paso, TX court while she was seeking a protective order for alleged domestic violence.ICE agents escorting Irvin Gonzalez, who also is known as Ervin Gonzalez, from the courthouse.The ICE agents conducted surveillance at the courthouse based on information from an unidentified source who provided the time and place of the hearing, as well as the fact that the alleged victim was living in a domestic violence shelter.The criminal complaint against Gonzalez shows seven deportations from the US (an initial voluntary deportation in 2007 followed by deportations in 2010, 2011, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016).The complaint lists eight criminal convictions in the U.S. for Gonzalez from 2010 through 2015.  Convictions included assault, domestic violence and false imprisonment.Use this link to read the three-page criminal complaint.In their letter, Representatives Rice and Demings note that a 2011 ICE memorandum advised personnel to exercise all appropriate prosecutorial discretion for cases involving victims and witnesses of crime in order to avoid deterring individuals from reporting crimes and pursuing justice in the court system.“Domestic violence survivors, victims’ advocates, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers agree that fear is both a tool for abusers and a barrier to victims seeking refuge and justice,” write Representatives Demings and Rice. “Unfortunately, these recent actions only encourage fear and run counter to decades of work to build relationships between law enforcement and victims of violent crime. We respectfully urge you to issue guidance making clear to ICE officers, special agents, and attorneys that victims of crimes should have no fear of seeking justice in our court systems.”Representative Val Demings was a member of the Orlando Police Department for 27 years, and served as the Chief of Police from 2007-2011. Representative Kathleen Rice is a former state and federal prosecutor, and the former District Attorney of Nassau County, NY.Use this link to read the full text of the Demings/Rice letter. A final copy of the letter with a full list of signatures is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

La Maison Noire / agence anArchitecte

first_img 2014 Photographs:  Pascal Leopold Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Projects Save this picture!© Pascal Leopold+ 38 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805084/la-maison-noire-agence-anarchitecte Clipboard ArchDaily France Manufacturers: Cassina, Emu, Bordelet, PierriArchitect In Charge:Anaïs NicolasCity:Pleumeur-BodouCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pascal LeopoldRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Location – History – ProjectThis house is located in an old granite quarry, along the Breton seashore.
At the outset, the future inhabitants wanted a one-story, unobtrusive house giving on to a panoramic sea view. And they had their minds set on Breton-style landscaping, punctuated by multiple terraces.Save this picture!© Pascal LeopoldThe home will be inhabited year-round by a couple beginning a new chapter of their life,after raising their three children.Save this picture!© Pascal LeopoldConceptThe concept behind this house could be summarized as “watching without being seen”; taking advantage of a long traveling-shot panorama, yet at the same time remaining totally integrated into the landscape.Save this picture!© Pascal LeopoldTo this end, the house is designed around a superb sea view. This long home is perfectly integrated into its environment. Built on top of a hill, the only hill remaining at the old granite quarry, is very inconspicuous–a lookout, hidden behind a few cypress trees, judiciously preserved and pruned to let your eyes wander.Save this picture!© Pascal LeopoldThe raw concrete walls are painted black and stained to give a distressed look, and the large bay windows reflect the landscape, enhancing the integration into landscape. In fact, the use of the raw, black glazed concrete, which absorbs, rather than reflecting light, is what makes the desired inconspicuous effect possible. As a result, your eye isn’t attracted to the house, which appears to fade into the surrounding vegetation.Save this picture!Ground FloorThe design of an elongated, one-story house, with a flat roof following the topography and landscape, and using the existing vegetation like a light veil, also supports the inconspicuous effect.Save this picture!© Pascal LeopoldFrom one room to the other, the framing changes, playing with the horizon, the sea, and the vegetation present on the site, taking advantage of the four majestic gorgeous magnificent tall cypresses.
There are three porches designed to fit perfectly with the house, making both inside and outside living possible. They keep you in touch with the outside environment, from inside the house as well, and they allow you to follow the course of the sun throughout the day (East at sunrise, South during the day and West at sunset).Save this picture!© Pascal LeopoldLandscapeIn the garden, we made the choice of keeping the four magnificent cypresses that were already on the property of the old granite quarry. They have been pruned in a Japanese-silhouette style so as to not obstruct the view, while preserving the history of this site.
By the same token, the idea was to keep the rocks extracted during excavation, in order to maintain the garden in, as close as possible, to its natural state. Thus, the landscape of the house was designed with local species present in the Breton ecosystem (gorse, broom, heather, etc.). The property limits are marked with a fence (chestnut and galvanized iron), always present on the Breton seashore.Save this picture!© Pascal LeopoldProduct Description. The raw concrete walls are painted black and stained to give a distressed look, and the large bay windows reflect the landscape, enhancing the integration into landscape. In fact, the use of the raw, black glazed concrete, which absorbs, rather than reflecting light, is what makes the desired inconspicuous effect possible. As a result, your eye isn’t attracted to the house, which appears to fade into the surrounding vegetation. Save this picture!© Pascal LeopoldProject gallerySee allShow lessGrupo Talca and Cazú Zegers to Lead Two-Month Workshop in the Chilean AndesWorkshopArquitectonica’s Undulating Hotel Tower to Be Nashville’s Lastest LandmarkArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeagence anArchitecteOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPleumeur-BodouFrancePublished on February 25, 2017Cite: “La Maison Noire / agence anArchitecte” 25 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save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 streamcenter_img Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: agence anArchitecte Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs La Maison Noire / agence anArchitecte CopyHouses•Pleumeur-Bodou, France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805084/la-maison-noire-agence-anarchitecte Clipboard La Maison Noire / agence anArchitecteSave this projectSaveLa Maison Noire / agence anArchitecte “COPY”last_img read more

Fortieth anniversary of Oglala incident: Free Leonard Peltier!

first_imgFollowing are excerpts from a statement written by Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier on June 26, 2015. Peltier has been falsely imprisoned for 40 years. In a July 5, 2007, Workers World article, Brenda Ryan wrote: “In Native American history, June 26th is a day of anguish. On that date in 1975, two FBI agents in unmarked cars drove onto a ranch on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. More than 150 agents, vigilantes and law enforcement surrounded the property and opened fire. In the resulting shootout, a young Native man and two FBI agents were killed.“This assault has not ended. For 31 years, Leonard Peltier, a Lakota/Anishinabe organizer of the American Indian Movement (AIM), has been in prison, falsely accused of killing the FBI agents. U.S. prosecutors have publicly admitted that they do not know who actually fired the shots that killed the agents, but they have refused to consider Peltier for parole or to turn over thousands of pages of documents that could prove his innocence.” Go to Int’l Leonard Peltier Defense Committee at tinyurl.com/ngy72uf to read the entire statement and for more information on the struggle to free this heroic freedom fighter.This year I am most concerned with our children and the taking of their own lives. This is very sad to me, as it is to you, and I know there are many reasons for them to feel such despair and hopelessness. But I can only ask and encourage all of us to double our efforts to show them love and support, and let them know that we will always look after them and protect them. That includes asking big brothers and sisters to look after the younger ones. They are our future and have to be protected and to learn to be the protectors. This is not something we can live with, we need to all work to change this.And this year it is even more urgent that we come together to protect our sovereignty. There are so many issues to face and fight. We continue to fight for our Black Hills and to stop the XL pipeline from poisoning our water and our land, and I stand with the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations, and all people of like mind in this fight.The destruction of our Mother Earth by the heavy and toxic Tar Sands oil, fracking, gas and oil drilling and uranium mining is unacceptable to me and to us. We are supposed to be protecting these things even as others try to push us aside. I honor all of our relatives who are on the front lines of this fight.And after all that I have seen in these 40 years behind bars, I was still shocked to see what they are trying to do to the Apache people at Oak Flats. This cannot be tolerated. It is not only a blatant money grab at the expense of a tribe’s Sacred site, but it is an effort to push us back in the direction of termination by ignoring our rights as sovereign nations. This we will not tolerate. Nothing is sacred to these people and they will continue to try to bulldoze us out of the way without even a single thought to our coming generations if we do not continue to stand up and oppose them. We must be ready for anything or we will lose all that we have gained in the last 40 years.The continued use of racist mascots is something that we can never accept as Indigenous peoples and we need to all continue to push to end that racist practice.Time is something I have learned a lot about in these years in prison. And now I can see that time is slipping away from me and I know that if I do not get out under this President I will almost certainly die here in prison.I have been able to survive with the hope you have given to me and your prayers and I am grateful for that support from all of you.I continue to pray for the family of my brother Joe Stuntz [killed by the FBI] and for all those who paid such a dear price in those bitter times 40 years ago.In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.Doksha,Leonard PeltierFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Weighing in on Deregulation

first_imgSubscribe About Author: Donna Joseph Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Weighing in on Deregulation There have been endless debates in the political sphere about the pros and cons of deregulation post-recession. The discussions have taken a new turn following mid-term elections wherein the Democrats took over the House of Representatives. In the wake of the House Financial Services Committee, likely to get a new Chair in the form of Rep. Maxine Waters, there is serious speculation on what lies ahead for the banking industry. Waters is reported to have told The Financial Times that “it is critical to bring accountability to the current administration and the regulatory agencies under the committee’s jurisdiction.” Waters also called for increased regulation of the largest U.S. banks in July and pledged tougher fines for financial institutions that take advantage of customers. While deregulation, as she suggests, would help protect consumers from fraud and predatory lending to some extent, the opposition believes that ‘grinding down deregulation may harm economic growth’. According to the committee’s current chair, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Waters is likely to use her subpoena power much more often, which could end up being a challenge for the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the FDIC, or Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. “I fear that she will use this as a tool to harass the administration, to really grind down the deregulation—the deregulatory efforts of the administration,” Hensarling said to FOX Business’ Stuart Varney before the midterm results. “So it’s bad, really bad for economic growth.”Impact on the housing marketThe stewardship of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) is an area that is likely to be impacted putting at stake affordable housing legislation. The success of bills such as the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Extension Act, the Historic Tax Credit (HTC) Enhancement Act, and others depending on who wins the House and Senate seats.Chief among the changes that the housing market is likely to see is the possibility of the conservatorship of the GSEs, which is expected to be unwound in the coming years. It is also anticipated that Democrats, under Maxine Waters will agree with the provision of affordable housing funds and offer expanded credit provisions for underserved borrowers-both of which were included in the last bipartisan attempt of the party to end the conservatorship a few years ago. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Deregulation GSEs Jeb Hensarling Maxine Waters mortgage 2018-11-28 Donna Joseph in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Servicing Home / Daily Dose / Weighing in on Deregulation The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Slowing Gains Next: Assessing Financial Vulnerabilities November 28, 2018 3,799 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Deregulation GSEs Jeb Hensarling Maxine Waters mortgagelast_img read more

Research challenges at the land-sea interface

first_imgThe land–sea interface, or Coastal Transition Zone (CTZ), is the area that links terrestrial and marine habitats. We use here the definition of [Schaefer, 1972]: “the sea and the land adjacent to the interface, encompassing that region where terrestrial activities importantly impinge on the marine environment, marine resources and marine activities, and where marine activities importantly impinge on the environment, resources, and activities of the land”. The precise spatial scale and extent of the interface in this definition is (appropriately, we feel) ambiguous, as it depends on both the attributes of the interface at any given location, as well as the processes or features being examined. Like many ecotones, the CTZ is an area of intense interactions and enhanced productivity and biodiversity ([Levin et al., 2001]). The coastal zone is also a “keystone” habitat, providing human and ecosystem services out of proportion to its areal extent (e.g., [Costanza et al., 1997]). The coastal zone represents only 8% of the earth, but provides 20% of the oceanic production ( [Liu et al., 2000. K.K. Liu, K. Iseki and S.Y. Chao, Continental margin carbon fluxes. In: R.B. Hanson, H.W. Ducklow and J.G. Field, Editors, The Changing Ocean Carbon Cycle, Cambridge (2000), pp. 187–239.Liu et al., 2000]). Further, 60% of humans, 3.8 billion people, live within 100 kilometers of the sea ( [Vitousek et al., 1997]). This region is a nexus for transportation, production of energy, and food resources for humans. The importance of this region, both to humans and to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, makes it crucial that we understand the processes and interactions in this habitat. The coastal transition zone, however, presents a number of difficult research challenges. While these challenges are qualitatively similar to those faced by scientists in other habitats, they are magnified in the coastal transition zone. The goal of this paper is to describe the difficulties that confront the researcher interested in the CTZ, and to offer some ideas for ways in which we as scientists can approach these challenges more fruitfully.last_img read more

Tiger Woods announces he’s ‘back home and continuing my recovery’ after crash

first_imgMarch 17, 2021 /Sports News – National Tiger Woods announces he’s ‘back home and continuing my recovery’ after crash Written by pic.twitter.com/JU6D0MKpsK— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 16, 2021The golfer sustained serious leg injuries in a rollover crash on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Southern California. The car he was driving, a Hyundai Genesis SUV, lost control when driving downhill on a segment of Hawthorne Boulevard that is known to be dangerous.  Authorities later stated that Woods will not face charges, adding investigators found no “evidence of impairment” when treating him at the scene.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters, “We don’t contemplate any charges whatsoever in this crash” and that the wreck was “purely an accident.”“Accidents are not a crime,” stated Villanueva.As for how Woods survived such a serious accident, the sheriff explained, “Thankfully, the interior was more or less intact, which kind of gave him the cushion to survive what otherwise would have been a fatal crash.”Woods was wearing a seatbelt, which authorities believe also saved his life.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN ImagesBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Golf legend Tiger Woods shared a positive update on his recovery progress after sustaining serious injuries in a rollover crash last month.Woods, who suffered “significant orthopaedic injuries” from the wreck, took to his Twitter late Tuesday night to alert his followers that he has been discharged from the hospital.“Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery,” he said in a statement. “I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.”The 45-year-old professional golfer continued, “Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough.”“I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day,” concluded Woods.   Beau Lundlast_img read more

Lettings agent to launch end of tenancy proptech platform

first_imgHome » News » Lettings agent to launch end of tenancy proptech platform previous nextLettings agent to launch end of tenancy proptech platformKristjan Byfield says his staff gave him idea after revealing how challenging moving tenants out of properties can be, and has partnered with TDS for the launch.Nigel Lewis19th October 201701,200 Views An end of tenancy proptech offering developed by one of the UK’s leading agents is about to be launched.London lettings agent Krystjan Byfield (pictured, below), who was also one of the founding members of the Charter for Independent Letting Agents, decided to launch the proptech platform after his staff told him about the challenges of moving tenants out of a property.Called The Depositary, it has been built and is now being trialled at Krystjan’s own lettings firm Base so that any kinks in the system can be ironed out, before going to Beta next month and a full launch in the New Year.“Every year we sit down and talk individually to our staff to understand what the common friction points are that reoccur in the lettings process and what we can do to tackle them,  and that’s what The Depositary came out of two years ago,” he says.“We felt that there is a noticeable shift when a tenant gives notice or leaves a property because, however well the relationship had gone until then, the tenants thought they were going to get ripped off at the end of tenancy.“We put a lot of effort into educating tenants about the end of tenancy including timelines and responsibilities, and how to get their deposit back, but the reality is they don’t read it – and they’re only interested when it goes wrong.”To tackle this, The Depositary will enable tenants, landlords and agents to talk to each other during the process and in particular manage the tricky job of returning the deposit but also inventories and other features of the moving out process.Kristjan claims that the platform, which is to be launched in partnership with the UK’s largest deposit scheme TDS, will help cut the time and admin work required when moving tenants out by 80%.“It just gets rid of the donkey work,” says Kristjan.“But it’s not about getting rid of staff – it’s about being able to reassign staff to deliver a better experience or generate more income.“It will be offered at a very low cost so we’re hoping for a very broad take-up within the industry.”Kristjan is also expecting his platform to ‘plug and play’ with all the main agent software systems and, he says, Zoopla have already given a verbal green light while other systems are talking to him including Qube and LetMC.“We’re going to offer this out directly to agents as well and at a very low cost, so we’re expecting really fast growth in terms of agent numbers in the New Year,” says Kristjan.moving tenants out of a property proptech platform krystjan byfield base The Depository end of tenancy October 19, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Academic Program Director – Occupational Therapy Program

first_imgPromotes University’s core values;Develops and implements Department’s strategic plan;Identifies new opportunitiesMaintains superior customer service to internal and externalcustomers;Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within theUniversity;Develops annual budget and expenses for area(s) ofresponsibility and guides subordinate managerial personnel in thedevelopment of their budgets as necessary.Administers or delegatesthe administration of budgets, approving expenditures, reviewingreports;Develops, communicates, and upholds University policies andprocedures;Leads local participation in the programmatic accreditationprocess; assures full compliance with federal, state andaccrediting body standards and regulations;Attends and participate in Management Committee, ProgramDirectors Council and Student-Director Meetings whereappropriate;Teaches at a significantly reduced teaching load, i.e. no morethan a 0.5 FTE faculty member (no more than 148 hours/term);Approves pre-requisite course substitutions and transfercredits. BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies to perform the essential functions ofthe position: Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship andadministration, in an institution of higher education.Knowledge of financial aid, and fiscal management;Exceptional leadership, communication and managementskills;Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and tointeract effectively with colleagues, administrators and facultymembers and students, as well as external constituencies;Valid driver’s license for State of residence and at leastminimum liability insurance required by State. Core Management Responsibilities Faculty Leadership and Development The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYIn collaboration with Dean and faculty, the Program Directorassures delivery of the local campus curriculum in a manner thatmeets program goals, learning outcomes, consistency, andinstitutional expectations. The Program Director leads local campusprogrammatic accreditation to assure all standards are met andreports are appropriately filed. Works closely with the Dean andother Program Directors and/or faculty on revisions of programpolicies, admissions, academic progress and graduationcompetencies. The Director is accountable for strategic planinitiatives concerning the program, as well integrating with otherdepartments and programs to resolve student and faculty issues andpromote assessment of educational effectiveness.Program directorsserve as an important conduit connecting the program with otherUniversity departments, communicating information and contributingto the growth and improvement of the institution.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESStrategic Planning Hires, develops, and evaluates faculty (core andadjunct).Assists them in planning staffing patterns for theirarea(s) of responsibility.Utilizing standards for effective jobperformance evaluates faculty effectiveness;Mentors and develops employees to maximize individualperformance, build future organizational leadership, enhanceteamwork and strengthen support of the organization’s corevalues; Stays abreast of educational best practices, policy changes anddevelopments that may impact the program through attendance, anddeveloping professional relationships at professional conferences,seminars and local, state and national organizations;Meets scholarly goals, as identified in annual performanceevaluation;Maintains visibility in respective professionalorganizations;Uses research and practice, and theory and experience to fosterprofessional development and student learning; Provides leadership, strategy, vision, organization, processesand infrastructure for a respective program, and in concert withthe University’s strategic and quality improvement plan;Assesses and reports on program metrics, such as facultyworkload and scholarly productivity, student satisfaction,graduation rates, enrollments, etc. to assure program goals arebeing met; State practice license WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary. Possess knowledge of accreditation;Five or more years’ progressive levels of leadership,responsibility and expertise in teaching, preferably in highereducation;center_img EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Local Program Operations OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties and responsibilities that management maydeem necessary from time to time.TRAVEL REQUIREMENTSPosition may require local driving and/or overnight travel to othercampuses.*A valid driver’s license for State of residence and at leastminimum liability insurance required by State.MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for the direction and supervision of core faculty,contributing faculty and staff employees for program.May supervisean assistant director or site coordinator.POSITION IN ORGANIZATIONREPORTS TO: Program ChairPOSITIONS SUPERVISED:Core faculty, contributing faculty,staffTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform essential functions. Must have a minimum of 8 years of documented experience in thefield of occupational therapy; this experience must includeclinical practice as an occupational therapist, administrativeexperience, scholarship, and at least 3 years of experience in afull-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities atthe post-baccalaureate level;Must be initially certified as an occupational therapist who islicensed according to state regulation in the state in which theprogram is located; LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION Scholarly and Professional Development Occupational Therapy Program Responsible for the development and maintenance of effectivedepartment operations including efficient workflow, achievingstudent learning outcomes; ensuring appropriate faculty numbers;assuring quality curriculum;Works effectively with other departments across the Universityto coordinate activities and promote change;Promotes a campus culture in alignment with the University’score values that focuses on the academic achievement and personaldevelopment of all students;Reports to the Management Committee to support educationaleffectiveness;Communicates effectively and fosters collaborativerelationships among all campus constituencies including students,faculty, and staff; advises students, assisting with problemsolving and complaint resolutionCollaborate with Clinical Education department to assurequality clinical experiences for students.Conducts student recruiting information sessions;Ensures faculty support the attainment of department andinstitutional outcomes as laid out in the InstitutionalEffectiveness plan; Has a clear understanding of institution’s mission and values.Has a passion for facilitating learning and for enabling studentsto navigate their own learning journey.Compelled by the opportunity to contribute through research,scholarship professional practice or creativity.Takes personal responsibility for own goals and outcomes toensure student success. Establishes clear expectations, followsthrough on commitments to students and holds them accountable forassignments and performanceWorks cooperatively with others across the institution andbeyond, including the community and through partnerships.Represents own interests while being inclusive and fair toothers.Adapts oral and written communication approach and style to theaudience and based on the message. Also listens attentively toothers.- Makes students feel welcome, understood and valued. Creates alearning environment that is compelling, challenging andproductive.Has sufficient credentials, industry expertise and/orexperience in the discipline to teach according to the standardsand qualifications required.Designs learning experiences closely linked to learningoutcomes including lesson planning, design of project, workintegrated, group learning experiences, or interactive learningobjects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy, andragogy and overalllearning effectiveness.Manages small, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms,monitoring and ensuring participation, managing one’s own andstudents’ time and attention effectively.Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their bestto help the organization achieve its objectives.Leads by example when it comes to finding and developingtalent, with a focus on talent acquisition strategies, settingperformance targets that raises standards and development of highpotential talent. The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin.last_img read more