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Rector Smithfield, NC 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Liturgy of Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Festive Eucharist (Trinity Church Wall Street)Trinity Wall Street, one of the oldest Anglican parishes in the United States, will hold livestream services for Good Friday (12:05-1:30 p.m.) the Great Vigil of Easter (7:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday) and Easter Sunday (11:15 a.m.).Easter Sunday service with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (Church of England)The Church of England will hold a “national digital service” for Easter Sunday with a sermon from the Most Rev. Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, recorded from his home in London. Other elements of the service were recorded elsewhere, including a large virtual choir singing “Thine be the Glory.” The service will be available at 9 a.m. GMT. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Apr 9, 2020 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA COVID-19 Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Stations of the cross in the city (Diocese of Western Massachusetts)The stations of the cross — a ritual of prayers commemorating the ways Jesus suffered on the day of his crucifixion — is commonly observed throughout Lent, and especially on Good Friday, in churches that have visual depictions of the stations on their walls. In the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, Episcopal priests and other local leaders from in and around Worcester, the second-largest city in New England, have created a video series in which each station corresponds to a site in the city. The sites show “a different side of Worcester,” including places like the Social Security office, a low-income apartment building and homeless ministries. 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal News Service] With The Episcopal Church preparing for an Easter Triduum without in-person gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Episcopalians have plenty of options for virtual services. From large cathedrals to riverside vigils, here are some examples of Triduum services in the time of physical distancing from The Episcopal Church and beyond. You can also find an extensive calendar of livestream services from across the church here.Liturgy of Good Friday, Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist livestream with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching, virtual choir and organ recital (Washington National Cathedral)The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday at Washington National Cathedral, the seat of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, will be livestreamed at noon Eastern time. The Easter Sunday Eucharist will be livestreamed at 11:15 a.m., with Curry preaching the sermon and a performance of “The Strife is O’er” from a churchwide virtual choir. Also on Easter Sunday, the cathedral’s organists will perform a recital at 2 p.m. Virtual Easter Vigil on the waterfront (Diocese of Southern Virginia)Holding an Easter Vigil service with drumming, fire, processions and baptisms on the banks of the York River in Yorktown, Virginia, has been a tradition for eight years for a group of local churches. This year, an adapted form of the service will go on via livestream, though without the crowd of several hundred people that normally gathers. The tradition is the collaborative effort of seven Episcopal parishes and two Lutheran congregations. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Worship from home with these Easter Triduum services Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Make a joyful noise for Easter Sunday! (Diocese of Western North Carolina)The Diocese of Western North Carolina invites everyone to film themselves “making a joyful noise” — by playing an instrument, singing, ringing bells, clapping, banging a pan or whatever other joyful noise comes to mind — at 10 a.m. in your time zone on Easter Sunday. You can share your video on social media using the hashtag #joyfulnoisediownc. Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Improvised Triduum liturgy (Seminary of the Southwest)Unable to gather together for Triduum services, the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, will perform a minimalist liturgy devised by the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, the seminary’s dean and president. Over the course of Good Friday and Holy Saturday, members of the seminary community will individually find a stone, wash it and place it in a particular spot on the campus, creating a pile or “tomb.” Then, beginning at dawn on Easter Sunday, they will return one by one and take a stone away.“This liturgy will come into being by doing it,” Kittredge wrote to the community. “Its meaning and resonance will be revealed in the performing. It is unlikely to be repeated.” Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA
CopyHouses•Dali, China China Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783906/zhuan-residence-yang-zhao-peigen-shang Clipboard Zhu’an Residence / Zhaoyang ArchitectsSave this projectSaveZhu’an Residence / Zhaoyang Architects Area: 426 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Hao Chen+ 26 Share Architects: Zhaoyang Architects Area Area of this architecture project Zhu’an Residence / Zhaoyang Architects Year: Photographs: Hao Chen, Shu TanClient:Zhong Meng, Yi WenCost:2,000,000 CNYDesign Team:Yang Zhao, Peigen ShangCity:DaliCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hao ChenText description provided by the architects. This is a house designed for a painter and his wife. The site is located on the eastern edge of a village, next to rice fields. In common with the inward-looking character of courtyard houses in the village, the new house has an introvert character. Lime mixed with pieces of straw—a very common form of rendering for external walls in Dali region—also helps relate the new house to its context. Save this picture!© Hao ChenInside, the house is divided into the private quarters of the resident couple to the north, and a series of living areas and accommodation for a guest and a live-in cleaner/cook to the south. Nine courtyards of varying sizes reduce the scale of the traditional courtyard house and to match courtyards with various rooms. The circulation through the main parts of the house develops as an alternation between spatial compression and spatial dilation. The entry sequence in the southwest involves two 180-degree turns that bring the visitor to the southern courtyard. A long corridor offers quick access to the private quarters, with a glimpse of the central shallow pond halfway. Save this picture!Floor PlanFrom the southern courtyard one can walk undercover past an enclosed dining area towards the pond. A storage room obscures the size of the main living area, with views out to the eastern fields as well as to the central pond and, above the plants and rocks of the western passage, to the traditional tiled roof of the neighboring courtyard house to the west. The private quarters are organized around four courtyards of different sizes and orientation. This variety continues the attempt to introduce daylight from the east and the west in the rooms, so that the atmosphere of various spaces will be appreciably different at different times of the day.Save this picture!© Hao ChenSave this picture!ModelSave this picture!© Hao ChenStructural elements of the house are kept out of view by setting the thickness of walls to 200 mm so that columns and in-fill walls are indistinguishable once they are rendered. The maximum span of 8m on one side of the southern courtyard required a beam that is 600 mm deep. However, this and other beams of various dimensions are kept unobtrusive by placing them above rather than below roof slabs. By subordinating structural expression, light and spatial effects, and the client’s collection of furniture are allowed to draw one’s attention. Save this picture!© Shu TanProject gallerySee allShow lessNational Institute for Biotechnology / Chyutin ArchitectsSelected ProjectsClay Roof House / DRTAN LM ArchitectSelected Projects Share “COPY” 2016 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783906/zhuan-residence-yang-zhao-peigen-shang Clipboard CopyAbout this officeZhaoyang ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDaliartistHouseRegional ArchitectureChinaPublished on March 24, 2016Cite: “Zhu’an Residence / Zhaoyang Architects” 23 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 DSC CEO publishes It’s Murder in Management book Its Murder in Management is available for £16.95 on the DSC site. 105 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 15 January 2019 | News CEO of the Directory of Social Change Debra Allcock Tyler has published a book on management, entitled It’s Murder in Management.The book aims to help anyone in management, whether new to their position or just needing a refresh of skills, become more effective and confident in their role.Through a combination of leadership theory, models with personal anecdotes and real-life situations, Allcock Tyler illustrates how management can be both fun and fulfilling, offering practical advice.It covers:Your role as leaderDeveloping the talent and building the teamTime managementUnderstanding the moneyWorking with and learning from othersIn the foreword, Catherine Johnstone CBE CEO, Royal Voluntary Service says:“Debra focuses on the nuts and bolts of becoming a manager in her usual no-nonsense way. She gets right to the heart of what you need to know, how you need to behave and what will help you nurture your team. There is no hand-wringing or tortured self-examination here but rock-solid positive advice with a sprinkling of humour.” Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 106 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Directory of Social Change
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Homeownership: Not Just for the Wealthy in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: Bucking Stereotypes Next: Equifax Appoints New Leader Sign up for DS News Daily Print This Post Homeownership 2017-08-10 Brianna Gilpin Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Homeownership: Not Just for the Wealthy The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Homeownership Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Low-income households have struggled for many years to obtain the American Dream of homeownership, however that’s beginning to change. According to Trulia, economic inequality is still a subject that the U.S. is handling. They study homeownership inequality by the gap between the bottom third share of homeowners versus the top third, omitting retirees.In Americas 100 largest metros, households with higher-income own homes at as much as 4.4 times the rate of those at the bottom. Though the historical trend has shown the market as off limits to low-income homebuyers, now that isn’t true for every metro. The average age of a cities population, the magnitude of a housing market’s price range, income inequality, and how long people stay in their homes play a role in homeownership inequity.According to Trulia’s report, 77 percent of wealthy households own their homes, which is nearly 2.3 times the rate of poor households (34.9 percent). The gap in homeownership has been trending downward since 2012, nevertheless, from 2.4 times to 2.3. Based on the largest 100 metros, 79.3 percent of wealthy households now own homes—2.8 times higher than low-income households, which currently lie at 27.9 percent.There isn’t one reason in particular that homeownership continues to be unequal. It’s possible it is a mixture of range of household income, range of home prices, age of the population, and the proportion of the population that have lived in their home for less than five year. However, according to Trulia, none of these are strong predictors.“While demographic factors in some metros, such as a younger than average population, may be fueling unequal housing outcomes, along with a national trend that has been pointing to a gradually widening gap, there still seems to be plenty of opportunity for changes to local housing policy that could move the needle in a favorable way for low income groups.”To read the full report, including regional data, click here. August 10, 2017 4,024 Views Subscribe
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Top Stories[Breaking]Supreme Court To Deliver Judgment On Plea Against NLAT2020 On Monday, September 21 Sanya Talwar17 Sep 2020 1:51 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday observed that it shall deliver judgment on the plea challenging the conduct of a separate examination (NLAT) by National Law University of India, Bangalore on Monday.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah was hearing a plea filed by Former VC of NLSIU, Prof. (Dr.) RV Rao and an aggrieved law school aspirant challenging the sudden…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday observed that it shall deliver judgment on the plea challenging the conduct of a separate examination (NLAT) by National Law University of India, Bangalore on Monday.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah was hearing a plea filed by Former VC of NLSIU, Prof. (Dr.) RV Rao and an aggrieved law school aspirant challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU from Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 and its decision to hold the separate National Law Admission Test (NLAT).Senior Advocate Arvind Datar & Sajan Povayya appeared for the University and the VC of the University and made submissions.Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, appearing on behalf of NLSIU, commenced his submission on how the concurrence of the Academic Council was not required for the conduct of NLAT and that the Executive Council (EC) only needed the concurrence of the Academic Council to amend regulations of NLSIU.Datar initially raised the issue of locus standi and submitted that NLAT should have been challenged by CLAT itself. But, the Petitioner was a former VC. On the aspect of maintainability, Datar said that the VC was not associated with NLAT at all and yesterday, they had written to NLSIU saying that funds of Rs. 4 crore had to be transferred.Datar then read out the bylaws, objectives and the functions, constitution of the governing body to the Bench.”This is only a society, not cooperative society. We are registered under the Societies Registration Act. Bylaws are not fully implemented. For MPhil, we conducted our own exam. For autonomy, we can conduct separate exam. We said that will go back to CLAT 2020 next year. If, for some reason they are unable to comply in light of extraordinary situations, I can conduct my own exam”, submitted Datar.Datar continued that even though it was said that NLSIU had violated the Rules, “where is the provision to hold a general body meeting? Where is the provision to transfer the funds to Hyderabad? What about the Consortium’s conduct?”Senior Advocates PS Narsimha & Nikhil Nayyar appeared on behalf of the Petitioners and intervenors.Poovayya said that the AI proctored examination by the university was well invigilated and all those students who indulged in malpractices were disqualified.Om September 11, Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan allowed the National Law School of India to conduct the Admission Test-NLAT2020 as per the schedule Tomorrow.However the Bench has restrained the Administration from declaring the results and making Admissions.”In the meantime, the examination for admission in pursuance of Notification dated 04.09.2020 may take place but neither the result shall be declared nor any admission be made consequent thereto. We make it clear that conducting of examination shall be subject to the outcome of the writ petition”.Yesterday, the Supreme Court Bench had heard arguments advanced by Senior Advocates Nidhesh Gupta and Gopal Sankaranarayanan, appearing on behalf of the Petitioners.The plea filed though Advocates Sughosh Subramyam and Vipin Nair states that such “unilateral decision” of NLSIU to hold a separate examination has thrown the aspirants of CLAT 2020 into a frenzy and is a serious violation of their fundamental rights, including the right against arbitrary actions of the State secured under Article 14 and the right to education and other concomitant rights under Article 21.It is contended that the move is solely directed at creating an “elitist institution” which caters to those who are able to afford to take the test and have the luxury fulfil other “absurd conditions” imposed by the University.Notably, NLSIU has released the technical requirements for taking NLAT 2020. The same mandates a computer system/ laptop with at least 1 Mbps bandwidth.The plea contends that such a condition is onerous and an unreasonable obligation upon aspiring students. The decision seems to have been taken without any application of mind and while completely ignoring the aspirations of poor, marginalized, and less privileged candidates.”Ostensibly it appears that the sole aim of the Respondent No. 2 [NLSIU VC Prof. [Dr.] Sudhir Krishnaswamy] is to turn the Respondent No. 1 [NLSIU] from an island of excellence to an island of exclusion,” the plea states.They have contended that the decision has created a a state of fear and confusion among students and it has also severely jeopardized the position of NLSIU in the NLU Consortium.It is thus prayed that the NLSIU Admission Notice dated September 3 be quashed and the University be directed to admit students only through CLAT 2020 scores.Other grounds taken by the Petitioners include:Remaining a part of the Consortium, NLSIU could not have opted to conduct a separate examination and the impugned decision is ex-facie contrary to the Memorandum of Understanding entered into between the Universities and the Bye-laws of the Consortium.It is highly arbitrary for NLSIU to proceed for a home-proctored admission test, when there is sufficient evidence to show that such admission tests are a vehicle for students to cheat.Impugned Admission Notice is contrary to decision of the SC in T.M.A. Pai Foundation & Ors v. State of Karnataka & Ors, (2002) 8 SCC 481, which highlighted the need of “common and uniform admission test” in order to save the students from hardship of appearing in multiple admission test.Impugned Admission Notice was released on September 9 and the examination is scheduled to be conducted on September 12, leaving very little time for students to be mentally prepared for the examination and further burdening them with an additional examination during a pandemic.NLSIU has set a “bad precedent” wherein any NLU may sever its ties from the Consortium at any point and embark on its own course of action in terms of conducting its admission tests.All the NLUs forming part of the consortium are dealing with similar issues and have decided to take appropriate steps, in consultation with each other. NLSIU does not merit any special consideration and the NLSIU VC is not entitled to unilaterally make decisions which jeopardize the University’s future and its standing amongst the consortium.Conduction of tests in fear of ‘Zero year’ is disproportional and arbitrary, as NLSIU could have reduced its subject syllabus by 30% to make up for the loss of time due to Covid-19 this Year. Alternatively there could have been reduction in subjects, instead of such drastic disproportional measures.Deadline for filling up of forms is September 10 and the examination is to be conducted on September 12. A prospective candidate will have only one day in between to give a mock test and familiarize himself with the pattern and mode of the NLAT.On September 3 that the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, announced its decision to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The new test called the ‘National Law Aptitude Test’ (NLAT) is proposed to be held online on September 12.The plea filed by the parent of a CLAT aspirant has been filed through Advocate on Record Kush Chaturvedi.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Gardai say that their investigation into a weekend sexual assault is at an early stage. The incident is alleged to have happened in the Glenview area of Ballybofey at around 8.30pm on Saturday night.Gardai are asking anyone who in the area of Donegal Road and who saw anyone acting suspicious in the area at that time to contact them.If anyone was in that area, particularly on the part of the Donegal Road near the Glenview estate between 8pm and 9pm and had a dash cam Gardai would also appreciate if they would make Gardaí aware so we can view the footage.Enquiries are ongoing and any information would be appreciated. Gardaí in Letterkenny may be reached on 074-9167100 or the Confidential line may be contacted on 1800 666 111. Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+ Investigation into weekend sexual assault “at early stage” Twitter Previous articleAttempts ongoing to trace missing person Cian LangelaanNext articleCouncil pay out almost €15m under Restart Grant Schemes News Highland Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ By News Highland – October 20, 2020 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme