Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] A group of 60 Anglican bishops have been joined by other faith and charity leaders to criticize a British government cap on the number of children in a family who count for welfare purposes. Tax credits and universal credits are two welfare benefits paid to unemployed people and those on low-incomes. Since last year, calculations of the amount families receive have been restricted to count no more than two children. In a letter published in The Times newspaper April 6, faith leaders say it risks tipping “an estimated extra 200,000 children into poverty.” Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ecumenical & Interreligious Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 6, 2018 at 6:03 pm It’s OK to complain if the Church is willing to pick up the cost of additional children pas the two. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis April 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm So, in the U.S., taxpayers are allowed to deduct from income tax an unlimited number of children. How does this relate to the topic being discussed? This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican bishops join other faith leaders to criticize British ‘two-child’ welfare cap Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Dani Rice says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Bob Thwing says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Caroline Stevenson says: Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Posted Apr 6, 2018 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH April 9, 2018 at 7:07 am Caroline, where in the article was the U.S. tax deduction mentioned? Actually, I’m in favor of the British approach – to a certain extent. Any children currently “in existence” (including in utero) would be covered, but no future children, and however many children you have when you are accepted into the welfare system are all that will be covered. National Health already pays for birth control, and if you are unable to care for the children you already have, then don’t have any more. That’s what the rest of us do. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bob Thwing says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Comments (4) The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. April 9, 2018 at 10:54 am Right On! We shouldn’t be enablers. Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSGood News Previous article7 Ways to Make Your Backyard More InvitingNext articleIncreased suicide rates among middle-aged Americans: Let’s Talk About It Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 7 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are seven articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.Wekiva grad a first round choice in Major League Baseball draftNelson hires new Finance DirectorBill Arrowsmith Street and Billie Dean Avenue? City Council gets specificLocal leaders of tomorrow: Apopka Youth WorksUpdating: Missing 16-year-old Apopka girl foundBreaking News: Apopka Fire Department responds to reported Rock Springs Ridge fireMusic, vacations and baseball: It’s a Summer Vibe
McDonald’s workers in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines went on strike for “living wages and better working conditions” as part of a national day of action May 23.McDonald’s, the most profitable fast food chain in the world, is the second-largest private sector employer in the U.S. Last year the company generated more than $38.5 billion in sales from its 14,000-plus U.S. stores and $7.7 billion in revenue.Despite the company’s success, its workers barely survive. Many are forced into poverty and rely on public assistance and second jobs. They can barely pay their bills — let alone afford necessities.The strikes were organized by Fight for $15 to coincide with a McDonald’s shareholders meeting in Dallas. The strikes in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and more than a dozen cities nationwide focused on the need for unions, wage increases and better working conditions.The strike also highlighted issues within the food service industry that far too many shy away from addressing: sexual harassment and workplace violence.Shortly before the strike, 23 complaints of gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment were filed against McDonald’s by Fight for $15, the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union.Shawn Sebastian, movement politics organizer for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund, told Workers World, “Sexual harassment at McDonald’s is widespread and systemic across its locations, and sexual harassment at McDonald’s franchises in Iowa is no exception.”“Brave workers in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, who had experienced sexual harassment, stepped out from behind the counters and onto the strike line to take a stand,” Sebastian noted.The National Employment Law Project released a report May 22, “Behind the Arches: How McDonald’s Fails to Protect Workers from Workplace Violence.” The report found “a pattern of violence” in McDonald’s restaurants, “from belligerent customers irate over missing ketchup or straws, to armed criminals demanding cash and fist fights among customers in the lobby.”According to he report, “Verbal threats, harassment and other types of assault often go unreported to the authorities. Regardless of media attention, these incidents of workplace violence regularly place both workers and customers at risk.”Both Iowa demonstrations were supported by the Service Employees Union (SEIU). There was also a strong turnout of Iowa CCI members, as well as unionists, on the pickets.While McDonald’s was the main target, the message also being sent by the workers was directed at all food service companies, corporations and elected officials. Cedar RapidsAt 7 a.m., more than 50 McDonald’s workers and allies formed a picket line outside the storefront of a “Mickey D’s” on 1530 1st Avenue East. With the number of people coming and going, the turnout was probably as many as 100. They marched through the restaurant’s drive-through, chanting, “Hold the pickles, hold the fries; make our wages supersize!”The speaking portion of the rally was led by SEIU Local 199 President Cathy Glasson. Workers shared their stories, grievances and demands.Cedar Rapids McDonald’s employee Kelly Osburn provides for her 5-year-old grandson. She joined the strike because she “works very hard for a very small wage” and supports the call for a union, higher wages, sick leave and paid vacation.In a video message directed at McDonald’s, Osburn said, “We’re the ones running your company, not you guys sitting on the fat paychecks. We are making the Frappés, we are making the hamburgers, and we make $8.25 an hour. It’s just not fair.”Des MoinesAt noon the same day, more than 100 McDonald’s workers and supporters rallied outside the restaurant at 3610 Merle Hay Road. Again, with people coming and going, the turnout numbered in the hundreds.Several strikers carried signs with slogans like “Raise the minimum wage,” “Iowa needs unions” and “We can’t survive on $7.25,” a reference to the current state minimum wage. Among the rallying cries, strikers chanted, “We work! We sweat! We want $15 on our checks!”Iowa CCI organizer Sebastian said in Des Moines that, like in Cedar Rapids and other cities, workers stood “shoulder to shoulder” with community organizations “to take a stand against corporate power and sexual harassment and for $15 and a union.”The strikers were joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who recently announced his candidacy for president. His appearance made local headlines, but almost obscured the fact that this was an event of and by the workers.A movement of and for workersIn other parts of the country, a handful of Democratic presidential candidates voiced support for the strikers, including Bernie Sanders, Julián Castro, Jay Inslee and Cory Booker.While much of the media spotlight was cast on the presidential hopefuls who joined the rallies, the workers are taking the biggest risk by standing up for their rights. They are not political props. They are fighting for their lives.The fact that presidential candidates have taken notice is a testament to the years of organizing by workers in these sectors. Since 2012, workers across the country have fought for $15 hourly wages and the right to form a union. The Fight for $15 came to Iowa three years later.The May 23 strike represented not just the ongoing struggle of fast food employees, but all workers confronting the high-tech nightmare of late-stage capitalism.This movement was started by workers, and workers are still leading the charge.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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News UpdatesClerks Serve A Crucial Role; Indispensable To Smooth Functioning of Entire Institution: Delhi HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jun 2020 9:02 PMShare This – xIn a plea seeking financial aid for clerks working for the Bar, the Delhi High Court has observed that the members of the Delhi High Court Bar Clerks Association serve a crucial role and are so intrinsically linked to the work discharged by the Bar that they are indispensable to the smooth functioning of this entire institution.While considering the suggestion of constituting a fund to help…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?LoginIn a plea seeking financial aid for clerks working for the Bar, the Delhi High Court has observed that the members of the Delhi High Court Bar Clerks Association serve a crucial role and are so intrinsically linked to the work discharged by the Bar that they are indispensable to the smooth functioning of this entire institution.While considering the suggestion of constituting a fund to help the clerks, the Single Bench of Justice Rekha Palli noted that:”While considering the matter of setting up such a fund or making contributions to it, this Court hopes that all members of the Bar Association, including its senior-most members, will remain conscious of this fact and that, without the assistance rendered by the members of the petitioner association, no member of the Bar could effectively discharge their duties”.During the proceedings, the court was informed by Senior Advocate Mohit Mathur that the Bar Association will expeditiously examine the aspect of setting up a separate fund to provide aid to needy members of the Petitioner association as well.The court was further informed that various senior advocates have voluntarily contributed to the financial assistance to clerks.Senior Advocates Dayan Krishnan and Mohit Mathur have pledged to contribute ₹2 lakh each to the proposed fund. In addition to this, Senior Advocate Inder Singh Alag, who represents the Petitioner association in this case, has also volunteered to contribute ₹1 lakh. The court appreciated the voluntary offers made by these Senior Counsel and hoped that their generosity motivates other senior members of the Bar, especially those who are regularly appearing before Courts in video conferencing hearings for the last few months, to contribute benevolently and unsparingly to this fund, as and when it is created.The order has come in a plea moved by the Delhi High Court Bar Clerks Association seeking a direction to be issued to the Central Government to provide financial aid to members of DHCBCA who are facing extreme financial woes due to lockdown. It is urged in the petition that the members of the DHCBCA are in dire need of immediate financial aid for their basic survival as lockdown has caused slump in work and steep decline in finances. The petition has highlighted that a similar financial aid was provided by the Allahabad High Court to the clerks working therein by an order dated 09/04/20. While many sections of the society have been provided with financial assistance, the Petitioner argues, no such help has been extended to the clerks working for the legal fraternity either by the Centre or the State Government. ‘Many landlords are harassing them (clerks) for rent, they are unable to pay school fees of their children, their savings have been exhausted and they’re surviving on frugal amounts to meet day to day expenditure’, the petition states. The Petitioner organisation has also highlighted that many clerks have also succumbed to COVID19. Therefore, it is argued that the state has an obligation under Article 21 of the Constitution to ensure minimum subsistence or the law clerks as they are an essential cog in ensuring that the wheels of justice continue to run.DHCBCA in this matter was represented by Senior Advocate Inder Singh Alag, along with Advocates NK Aggarwal, Sanjana Antil, Yogita Sunaria, Atul Tanwar and Lokesh Kumar.Click here to download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
AudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal County Council in partnership with Spraoi agus Spórt is proposing a Town Centre Regeneration Project in Carndonagh.The key aims of the project are to address both physical and social regeneration targets in the town.This will be done through repurposing vacant or derelict buildings to create a new central ‘hub’ facilitating a diverse range of youth, commercial, social, creative, recreational and tourism needs together with remote co-working opportunities.A public consultation event has been organised for this Thursday at which the proposed plans will be on display at Spraoi agus Spórt.Local Cllr Martin McDermott says it’s important for residents to attend and make their views known:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/martdfgdfgdfgdfinregen.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Public consultation on Carndonagh Regeneration Project Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleGrowth in Irish economy ‘still possible this year’Next article200 fewer Donegal people on Covid payment from today News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – September 8, 2020
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(HONOLULU) — Hurricane Lane is bearing down on Hawaii, dumping up to a foot of rain on the Big Island and lashing the state with winds up to 130 miles per hour.The Category 4 storm may bring over 20 inches of rain to some areas, making them vulnerable to flash floods and landslides.Public schools across the state are closed Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the storm, and several major airlines have issued weather waivers for Hawaiian airports in advance of any damage.Hurricane Lane is forecast to pass very close to the islands on Thursday and Friday. Even if it does not make a direct landfall on the state, it still expected to have a major impact.Twelve inches of rain have already fallen within 12 hours on parts of the Big Island, the National Weather Service said Thursday.The rainfall caused landslides on a highway on the Big Island, the National Weather Service said, citing county officials.Life-threatening surf is also expected across the islands over the next few days. The large waves and storm surge will push water levels 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along the state’s southern and western shores.Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa stressed the severity of the storm during a press conference Wednesday.“This is the most serious … and I’ve been alive 63 years,” Arakawa told reporters.“Undoubtedly, we’re more prepared then we’ve ever been,” he added.Water, meals and generators are being delivered to the islands and evacuation centers were opened in all four counties, officials said.Over 300 people are already at evacuation centers and that number is expected to significantly increase over the coming days, said Brad Kieserman of the American Red Cross.Hawaiian residents and visitors flocked to stores to stock up on food, water and gas ahead of the storm. Some businesses and homes have already been boarded up.It’s rare for hurricanes to hit Hawaii. An area of high pressure that sits to the northeast of the islands typically steers hurricanes away. This high pressure is the strongest from May through October, which is also prime hurricane season.The Hawaiian islands are also surrounded by cool water and tropical cyclones need ocean water temperatures to exceed 80 degrees to strengthen.The last hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii was Iniki in 1992. Lane would be the third on record.Category 1 Hurricane Dot hit in 1959 and catastrophic Category 4 Iniki came ashore in 1992. Both made landfall on the island of Kauai.Category 1 Hurricane Iwa also had a major impact on Kauai in 1982, but because its eye did not hit the island, it wasn’t officially counted as making landfall there.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Largo Police Department(LARGO, Fla.) — Florida authorities released a video on Tuesday they hope will help in the search for a 2-year-old boy, for whom an Amber Alert was issued, believed to have been kidnapped by a stranger several days ago.The footage, recorded by a surveillance camera at about midnight, shows a man at a gas station near the area where the child’s mother was found. Police believe the man may have spoken to her and called on him to contact authorities.Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Largo Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, began searching ponds and other bodies of water for the child on Monday.“Unfortunately, it’s Florida,” said Major Stephen Slaughter of the Largo Police Department. “We have a lot of ponds, we have a lot of streams, we have a lot of different areas of water and a small toddler can find his way in there pretty easily, so we want to make sure we look at those.”The child, Jordan Belliveau, was walking with his mother on East Bay Drive in the Pinellas County city of Largo at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday when they were offered a lift by a man in a white Toyota Camry, police said the mother told them.The 21-year-old mother said she had an altercation with the man in the car and was struck in the face, causing her to lose consciousness, police said. When she woke up early Sunday morning in a wooded area in Largo Central Park, she said she could not locate her son. Jordan was last seen in the car with the unknown man, who the mother said identified himself as “Antwan,” officials stated.Police have released a sketch of the man.The mother had told police she did not know the man, but she entered his car because she felt her son was too heavy to carry all the way home, Slaughter said.She is cooperating with authorities, who are asking the public for any information on the child and urging people to check their yards, sheds, wooded areas, and other places on their properties where a small child might hide.“Anybody that may know the whereabouts of Jordan, we urge you to please just take him to a safe place like a local fire station or a library,” Maj. Slaughter said. “No questions asked — just drop Jordan off. We need Jordan back.”Search dogs and dive teams have also been deployed in the effort. Slaughter said police had recovered “bloody items” from the apartment where the mother lived with Jordan, although they did not say it was in any way connected to the boy’s disappearance.Jordan’s father had been arrested and charged in a domestic violence incident against the child’s mother in July this year, Slaughter said. Authorities have spoken to Jordan’s father and he was cooperating with police.The boy was wearing a blue shirt with “72” on the front, blue gym shorts with a black-and-white stripe, black socks and black-and-white Nike sneakers, according to police.He also has a partially healed cut on the underside of his chin and a birthmark on the right side of his stomach.The man, who may go by the name “Antwan,” is described as a black male with dreadlocks and gold teeth and is approximately 25 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a white tank top and black basketball shorts with an “AND1” logo, according to the Largo Police Department.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.