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It also includes travels to stay in a second home or with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with.You may only travel for work purposes and a limited number of other legal exemptions.What if I’m already abroad?According to information on the gov.uk website, if you’re already abroad, you do not need to come home immediately. But it might be a good idea to check arrangements for your return with your airline.Government advice also says that you should check the current travel corridor list to confirm whether you’ll need to isolate for 14 days upon your return to the UK.Are flights cancelled?Airlines will continue operating normal flight schedules before lockdown starts, but once restrictions take effect, this will most likely change.If you have a flight booked from 5 November to 2 December, the best option right now is to check for the latest advice and directions on your airline’s or travel operator’s website.Will I get a refund, and how long will it take?If your flight is still on, you are not automatically entitled to a refund. However, many flights that were due to take off from England will likely not be doing so during the lockdown. A flight cancellation means that you might be due a refund.Under European passenger rights, you are entitled to a full cash refund for a flight or holiday that cannot go ahead within 14 days.Unfortunately, since the coronavirus outbreak, many people have experienced problems getting refunds from airlines and travel operators.If you paid for the holiday or flight using a credit card, you can ask your bank or credit card company to charge back the money. That’s one of the great advantages of paying for things with a credit card. Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act says that the credit card company might be liable when a product or service costing between £100 and £30,000 is not provided.Which reports that some customers have been able to get their money back for cancelled flights this way. Though there is no guarantee, it is an option worth considering, especially if your airline or travel operator is being less than forthcoming in regard to a refund.What are the airlines and travel companies saying?British AirwaysBritish Airways have not announced any official cancellations as of now. But the company says that if they cancel your flight, they will contact you. Customers can also change flights booked for November to a later date at no charge.EasyJetAccording to EasyJet’s CEO, the company will be reviewing its flying programme from Thursday. He added that it is highly likely that much of EasyJet’s UK-touching schedule will be cancelled during lockdown, with the normal flight schedule resuming in early December.EasyJet will provide relevant advice to those booked to travel over the next month about their options. Customers will be able to change flights to any new date without a change fee.RyanairRyanair’s CEO has said that flights will continue to operate during lockdown and that customers should therefore not expect refunds. Customers can, however, change their flight to a later date for free.Jet2Jet2 will continue operating flights as normal until 4 November but has indicated that things might change from 5 November. If the new lockdown rules affect your flight, the company says that it will contact you to advise you of your options.In the meantime, you can also amend your booking to another date with no admin fee.TUIThe latest information from TUI is that holidays departing from airports in England from 5 November to 2 December won’t be going ahead.The company say that it will instead offer three options that include rebooking with an incentive, requesting an ATOL-protected refund credit note or a getting a full cash refund. 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Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 [25 de agosto de 2016] Michael Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, ha emitido la siguiente declaración en apoyo de la campaña del pueblo de la reserva sioux de Roca Enhiesta [Standing Rock].“El agua es un don del creador, respétenla y protéjanla”. Me conmovieron profundamente estas palabras impresas en el cártel que sostenía una persona, en medio de centenares de otras personas para proteger el río Misurí. En la Iglesia Episcopal, cuando bautizamos a un nuevo seguidor de Jesucristo, rezamos estas palabras sobre el agua del bautismo: “Te damos gracias, Padre Todopoderoso, por el don del agua”. Luego recordamos cómo Dios usó el agua para bendecir a su pueblo en la Biblia, desde el relato de la creación en el Génesis, pasando por la emancipación de los esclavos hebreos en el Éxodo, hasta el bautismo del Señor Jesús en el río Jordán. En verdad, “el agua es un don del Creador”. Para conservarla y protegerla hay que “salvaguardar la creación de Dios” y por tanto proteger la vida humana y otras formas de vida creadas por el Dios Todopoderoso. Esa labor justifica nuestro pleno y piadoso apoyo.El pueblo de la reserva siux de Roca Enhiesta, en solidaridad con cientos de otras naciones indígenas y sus aliados, nos llama una vez más a respetar y proteger este sagrado don de Dios, y al hacerlo respetamos y protegemos el don de la vida humana dado por Dios. Al protestar por la construcción del llamado Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas [Dakota Access Pipeline], reconocen el don del agua para todos nosotros, un don dado a nosotros por nuestro Creador. Los sioux nos recuerdan que “mni wiconi”, es decir, que “el agua es la vida”. Este recurso dado por Dios corre a través de nuestros majestuosos ríos y nuestras venas humanas, esforzándose por renovar y revitalizar a toda la creación.Somos llamados a hacer nuestra parte al instar a los legisladores a que reconozcan y respeten los esfuerzos para proteger el agua sagrada y los cementerios [indígenas] amenazados por el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas. El oleoducto, si llega a terminarse, se extendería a lo largo de más de 2.000 kilómetros y transportaría diariamente 540.000 barriles de petróleo crudo a través de los cementerios de Dakota del Norte. Una ruptura de su infraestructura podría causar indecibles estragos a los sioux y contaminar catastróficamente el río Misurí, un tributario sagrado del que el pueblo sioux depende para su consumo diario de agua.Estoy con el pueblo de Roca Enhiesta en su empeño de respetar y proteger el río Misurí. Sabemos que el derecho al agua potable es un derecho humano reconocido internacionalmente y que con demasiada frecuencia las comunidades indígenas, otros pueblos de color y nuestras comunidades más vulnerables a través del mundo son las que corren mayor peligro de perder el acceso al agua potable. Al tiempo que nos solidarizamos con el pueblo de Roca Enhiesta, también reconocemos que su posición es la misma que nos une en la lucha en pro de la justicia y la reconciliación raciales en un clima de justicia y cuidado para la creación de Dios como una cuestión de mayordomía.Esta posición de hombres, mujeres y niños es también un momento importante de la vida del pueblo indígena. Los empeños del pueblo sioux para proteger el río Misurí y sus sagrados cementerios amenazados por el oleoducto son ciertamente históricos. Los líderes de Roca Enhiesta apuntan que han pasado más de 140 años desde que se hiciera un llamado unificado en pro de la justicia y del respeto. La Iglesia Episcopal tiene una larga trayectoria de abogar porque el gobierno, las corporaciones y otros actores sociales respeten los derechos de los pueblos nativos reconocidos por los tratados. Al solidarizarnos con nuestros hermanos y hermanas sioux, continuamos hoy este legado.El pueblo de la reserva sioux de Roca Enhiesta nos llama ahora a solidarizarnos con los pueblos nativos, no sólo en beneficio suyo, sino por el bien de la creación de Dios, por el bien de toda la familia humana, y por los niños y las generaciones de niños que aún no han nacido. El legendario jefe sioux Toro Sentado nos recuerda: “Juntemos nuestras mentes y veamos la vida que podemos hacer para [beneficio de] nuestros hijos”. Hay una urgente necesidad de este llamado.De manera que, si bien no podemos estar todos hoy, físicamente, en el Campo de las Piedras Sagradas, sostengamos, tanto con palabras como en la oración silenciosa, las aspiraciones del pueblo sioux e instemos a los legisladores a proteger y administrar responsablemente nuestra agua, el don sagrado de Dios que nos sostiene a todos.The Most Rev. Michael B. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Posted Aug 29, 2016 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Advocacy Peace & Justice, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Declaración del obispo primado Michael Curry en apoyo de la campaña del pueblo de la reserva sioux de Roca Enhiesta Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Standing Rock Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI
Photographs Save this picture!© Michael Moran / OTTO+ 22 Share Projects 36 SML House / LEVENBETTS United States Tillotson Design Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/639563/36-sml-house-levenbetts Clipboard “COPY” 36 SML House / LEVENBETTSSave this projectSave36 SML House / LEVENBETTS “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLEVENBETTSOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodAmagansettHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 09, 2015Cite: “36 SML House / LEVENBETTS” 09 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Collaborators:André Scarpa, Rodrigo Tamburus and João NitscheLandscaping:André PaolielloInterior:TuscoLighting:LightworksStructure:ITA ConstrutoraFoundations:Miguel MaratáElectrical And Hydraulic:Marcelo ZamaroConstruction:Fernando Gargiulo – P&P EngenhariaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© André ScarpaRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Because of the large size of the land, the project was thought since the beginning as a single-story house, composed of volumes separated by small gardens, and connected through a covered circulation. The house can be understood as a juxtaposition of constructive materials, where each element is presented in its particular quality and can be clearly understood in its specific function. The project follows a logic of assembly, and this is clear in the constructed work.Save this picture!© André ScarpaThe house is divided into seven volumes separated by recesses of the garden. The largest block is the living room, which houses living room, kitchen, and balcony with barbecue. This block is connected to three volumes, with two suites each, by a large corridor of almost fifty meters. A wall of hollow elements accompanies the entire length of the circulation, protecting it from rain and allowing cross ventilation in all environments connected by the corridor. From the living room balcony, you can access the pool area by walking through the garden on raised decks lined with white granite. Under the pool, solarium was built a sauna, which opens out to the view of the dam.Save this picture!© André ScarpaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© André ScarpaOn the opposite side of the dam, separated from the rest of the blocks, there is a volume that houses a games room and television, and a block of services, with kitchen, service area and service dependence. The whole plant was developed in a modulation of 7×3,5m. The project came from the crossing of two perpendicular axes: an axis of circulation that connects the volumes of the rooms, the integrated living room with kitchen and television room and games, with a service shaft, which goes to the closed porch of the entrance, which forms a line Straight between the garage and the barbecue on the balcony.Save this picture!© André ScarpaThe house has two main facades, with opposite features. The back wall, which encloses the longitudinal circulation, is marked by a large wall of green ceramic elements that accompany the entire length of the building. The opposite facade, facing the Jurumirim dam, is all enclosed with aluminum frames and clear glass. In the rooms were also installed PVC panels, which protects the indoor environments from the sun and insect incidence, but allows ventilation.Save this picture!© André ScarpaWhenever possible, we seek to combine constructive rationality and aesthetic expression. Few coatings were used, we sought to work with the materials in order to reveal their particular characteristics. The structure of wood is always apparent. The white thermal acoustic tiles cover can be seen from inside the house. With the exception of wet areas, the entire floor of the house is the concrete slab itself, which after polishing resembles granite but at a lower cost, as it is not necessary to make a subfloor and to coat it with another material. The feeling in the interior spaces comes from the combination of these few constructive elements and the chosen furniture, which is simple and comfortable.Save this picture!© André ScarpaThe sloping roof built above the living area reaches the height of 4.3m from the balcony floor, which would make this area exposed to rain and sun. So that the porch could be fully utilized, a second cover, 2.7m high, was erected below the first. This second cover is detached from the house as a measure to preserve the entrance of light and the view of the sky from the room.Save this picture!© André ScarpaProject gallerySee allShow lessA Selection of Landscape Architecture Detail DrawingsArticlesZaha Hadid’s “Project Correl” Printed Model was Designed in Virtual Reality by Museu…Architecture News Share “COPY” Brazil Jurumirim House / Nitsche Arquitetos “COPY” Photographs: André Scarpa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs 2016 CopyHouses•Brazil ArchDaily Save this picture!© André Scarpa+ 14Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officeNitsche ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNITSCHE ARQUITETOSWood BrazilPublished on February 26, 2019Cite: “Jurumirim House / Nitsche Arquitetos” [Residência Jurumirim / Nitsche Arquitetos] 26 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
This year marks the 120th anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Puerto Rico during the Spanish-U.S. war, which ended with the U.S. capturing Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines and Guam.July 25, 1898, was the day when U.S. ships, commanded by General Nelson A. Miles under orders of President William McKinley, landed in Guánica on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico. However, little is said about May 12 of that year, when 11 U.S. military ships bombed San Juan on the northern coast. This fact is important to remember, since the apologists for colonization want to dismiss the violent nature of the U.S. invasion.It was clear from the start what the U.S. had in store for Puerto Rico. This was exposed in a speech Gen. Miles gave in Ponce, just three days after the invasion.“To the Inhabitants of Puerto Rico: In the prosecution of the war against the kingdom of Spain by the people of the United States, in the cause of liberty, justice, and humanity, its military forces have come to occupy the island of Puerto Rico. They come bearing the banner of freedom, inspired by a noble purpose to seek the enemies of our country and yours, and to destroy or capture all who are in armed resistance.” (Author’s emphasis) (enciclopediapr.org)This ongoing destruction, in the form of persecution, torture, long imprisonment, repression and assassination of independence movement representatives, has been well documented throughout the history of the occupation of Puerto Rico.Anniversaries of invasionSince that July 25, several events have occurred on this disastrous anniversary, beginning with the July 25, 1952, proclamation of a “new” constitution by the first elected Puerto Rican governor under colonial rule, Luis Muñoz Marín. What had been an official holiday commemorating the U.S. invasion was then called “Constitution Day.”But this farce, called the “Free Associated State” (Estado Libre Asociado) or Commonwealth, was another U.S. strategy.The U.S. was in the middle of the Cold War and had to appear as a democratic nation. When it explicitly had a colony, it had to give yearly reports to the U.N. and was seen as an imperialist nation. Therefore, the ELA was established to give the illusion of a certain “sovereignty” in Puerto Rico.This was the reason that Rafael Cancel Miranda, Lolita Lebrón, Irvin Flores and Andrés Figueroa Cordero went to the halls of the U.S. Congress in 1954 and fired at the ceiling to call attention to this farce.Another crucial July 25 was the Massacre of Cerro Maravilla. In 1978, two young independentistas, Arnaldo Darío Rosado and Carlos Soto Arriví, were ready to call attention to the country’s colonial status on its 80th anniversary. But they were deceived by an undercover police agent, part of the repressive apparatus involving the FBI against the independence movement. When they arrived at Cerro Maravilla, they were killed in cold blood.Now, on this July 25, 2018, Puerto Rico is facing the most important legal challenge to its political status. What is happening now is the culmination of the process of destruction of a people that began on the day of the U.S. invasion in 1898.In 2016, the U.S. Congress, under President Obama, imposed the PROMESA Act to make Puerto Rico pay an illegitimate public debt of $74 billion. Since then, the Fiscal Control Board — whose seven unelected members were nominated by the same Congress — has been dictating severe austerity measures aimed at dismantling the economic and social base of Puerto Rico. The imposition of this board is like wolves taking care of sheep, since board members represent the economic forces that caused this debacle.This July 25, the federal court assigned to cases involving PROMESA, under U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, will begin to hear several cases relating to the constitutionality of PROMESA and its Fiscal Control Board. In effect, it will deal with the island’s colonial status.Whatever happens, one thing is indisputable: The colonial situation has now been exposed and is no longer simply an issue of the “independentistas.” In fact, the outcome of the hearing might just reaffirm the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the 2016 Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle case. The court ruled then that “the sovereignty of Puerto Rico resides in the U.S. Congress” or, more clearly, that Puerto Rico is not a Free Associated State with any sovereign power, but an actual colony of the United States.A People’s TribunalUnder these circumstances, Puerto Rican activists, together with the International Action Center, began to conceive of an International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico. (puertoricotribunal.org)The call reads: “The Puerto Rico Tribunal Ad Hoc Committee is convening this important war crimes tribunal in order to expose the true nature of the U.S. war against Puerto Rico. This call for action is not made solely for the sake of posterity, but also seeks to strengthen the worldwide struggle for self-determination today. What is happening in Puerto Rico is different only in scale and duration from U.S.-perpetrated destruction elsewhere. Only a people’s campaign in solidarity with the Puerto Rican struggle for decolonization, self-determination and justice can begin to end the continued U.S. presence and domination, not only of Puerto Rico, but in the Caribbean, Latin America and elsewhere.”The Tribunal will be held Oct. 27 at the the Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz in New York City.Many criminal actions have been perpetrated against the Puerto Rican people by the U.S., both in Puerto Rico and in the U.S.The main charge before the Tribunal is the invasion and colonization of the archipelago. The criminal manifestations of this occupation make up the rest of a very long list that includes: the highest percentage of forced sterilization of women in the world, the use of Puerto Ricans as guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry, and the use of young people as cannon fodder in U.S. wars of invasion and imperialism.U.S. destruction of the Puerto Rican economy comes not just from the PROMESA Act but from earlier laws, such as the 1920 Jones Act, which requires that only U.S. ships be used to transport goods between U.S. ports. (For a more extensive list, visit tinyurl.com/yc772xmy/.)Among the conveners are well-known figures like Puerto Rican ex-political prisoner Rafael Cancel Miranda; Ismael Guadalupe, leader of protests against the U.S. military occupation of Vieques; peace and human rights educator and artist Esperanza Martell; labor lawyer Alejandro Torres, president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association 2016-18; internationalist Father Luis Barrios; Déborah Berman Santana, professor emerita of Ethnic Studies, Mills College; and organizations like Colectivo Se Acabaron las Promesas (Puerto Rican Collective No More Promises), Call to Action on Puerto Rico, Philadelphia-Camden Boricua Committee and the International Action Center.The charges will be brought by Augusto Zamora, professor of International Law, who represented Nicaragua in its case against the U.S. in the International Court of Justice, judicial arm of the United Nations.Goals of the TribunalThe goals of the Tribunal are to expose in the U.S., and at the international level, the facts regarding Puerto Rico for which the U.S. bears enormous responsibility. For that the Tribunal aims to hear testimonies of individuals, organizations and experts in their field who will reveal the truth of the charges.Volunteers and funds are urgently needed. For more information, go to puertoricotribunal.org, to the Puerto Rico Tribunal on Facebook or to [email protected]reShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Summer fun and brotherly bonding were the order of the day as Mentoring Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) â€“ a male student mentoring program at John Muir High School in Pasadena â€“ escaped to the wilderness for the 10th Annual Cardinal Paint Summer Camp. Every August since 2004, MPYD students, mentors and staff have enjoyed four days of relaxation, recreation and inspiration at the beautiful Oakbridge Conference Center near Ramona, California. Along with sports, swimming, campfires and a nerve-testing ropes course the MPYD campers open up during discussions about lifeâ€™s challenges and opportunities.This yearâ€™s MPYD camp contingent included 33 students and 15 supporting staff and alumni. Among them was MPYD co-founder Tecumseh Shackelford and MPYD board president Gene Campbell. For newly-appointed MPYD Executive Director Greg Middleton, camp was an excellent opportunity to become intimately acquainted with the successful organization that he has been entrusted to elevate to higher future success. Middleton enthused: â€œMeeting so many of our young men in a setting such as this was possibly the best way for me to get to know them, and for them to get to know me. OUTSTANDING!â€MPYDâ€™s 2014 camp theme, â€œI Dare You,â€ inspired the students to push beyond their comfortable limits, to dream big and try new experiences. Presentations by select mentors illuminated the theme through such topics as, â€œI dare you to be the first in your family to acquire a college degree,â€ â€œI dare you to disprove societyâ€™s negative images of young men of color,â€ and â€œI dare you to be your best as a positive member of society.â€Daily â€œReal Menâ€ workshops addressed character issues such as the contrast between a real man and a real loser. These dialogues led MPYD students to conclusions such as â€œA real man has integrity while a real loser lies, cheats and stealsâ€ and â€œA real manâ€™s vision of life involves serving others while a loser thinks only about himself.â€ MPYD student Malik Pearson, 17, said, â€œThe discussions brought out a lot of valuable information and good ideas about how to better ourselves toward becoming men.â€MPYD campers also enjoyed swimming, basketball and soccer tournaments, and a rope course that challenges the equilibrium and boosts the confidence of MPYD students each summer. â€œThe rope course is scary, but I finished in just a few minutes this time, as opposed to 20 minutes last summer,â€ boasted 17-year-old Skyler White.Roasting hot dogs and Sâ€™mores over a campfire under starry night skies enabled the young men to relax and share information about themselves that the rest of the group may not have known. College-bound MPYD graduate Chris Ballew said, â€œBeing at camp, and away from the social environment at school, itâ€™s easier to be yourself and to bond on a deeper level.â€The bonding extended to a group of campers from the local area who shared the Oakbridge facilities with MPYD. Perceived cultural lines faded quickly as the youth struck up new friendships. â€œOur boys showed their true character in having fun with the kids from the other group,â€ MPYD academic coordinator Saul Barajas observed. â€œThe attitude with both groups was, â€˜Weâ€™re all kids here to have fun!â€™â€The culmination of that inter-camp fun was an epic water balloon free-for-all that started spontaneously, according to MPYD senior Wesley Canada. â€œWe had some balloons and were throwing them at each other. Then they saw how much fun we were having and somebody said, â€˜Can we have some?â€™ So then everybody started splashing each other â€“ it was crazy!â€ Canada remembers.The climax of MPYDâ€™s 10th annual summer camp was a talent show highlighted by the poignant comedy of MPYD senior Shaka Terry, riveting spoken word pieces by MPYD alumni Jeremy Rogers and Pierre Murrell, a Temptations lip synch led by MPYD founder Tecumseh Shackelford, and much more.As they do every year, MPYD concluded camp with a Talking Stick ceremony. MPYD members took turns sharing the thoughts, emotions and goals inspired by the four day camp experience.MPYD members agree that the 10th Annual Cardinal Paint Summer Camp was a spectacular event filled with unforgettable experiences that set an uplifting tone for an outstanding school year.Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development, is located at 1905 N. Lincoln Ave., E511 in Pasadena. 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The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Ask the Economist: An Increasing Interest in Financial Services Share Save About Author: David Wharton Previous: Affordable Mortgage to Avoid Foreclosures Next: Addressing Reverse Mortgages After the Death of a Borrower Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Print Features Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 30, 2018 2,526 Views 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 Affordability Blend Financial services Home HOUSING Technology trends 2018-04-30 David Wharton Related Articles Tagged with: Affordability Blend Financial services Home HOUSING Technology trends Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the April issue of DS News.As the CFO and Co-Founder of Blend, a technology company transforming the $40+ trillion consumer lending industry, Erin Collard is a seasoned professional in economics, technology, and the housing sector. He attended the University of Sheffield where he received a bachelor’s degree in Economics. From there, he attended the University of Warwick where he earned a Master’s of Science in Economics. Before Blend, Collard served as an early employee and head trader of Clarium Capital Management (hedge fund founded by Peter Thiel) and Armored Wolf.DS // Why did you ﬁrst become interested in the study of economics?Collard // I was always obsessed with statistics when I was young. I found the application of mathematics to real-world problems endlessly appealing, so it was a natural path to studying economics. Spending the majority of my postgraduate time researching Central Bank reaction functions, my academic career was cut somewhat shorter than intended when Peter Thiel asked me to join and help build his global macro hedge fund. It was exciting to spend years dissecting and analyzing the world of data where economic theory and market reality finally met. Even today, as CFO and Co-founder of Blend, I still view the world through the lens of an economist with the same passion that got me interested in economics in the beginning.DS // What trends do you think the economy will see throughout 2018?Collard // In 2017, the U.S. experienced a slowdown in home sales but not in prices, which was primarily due to the lack of housing available for purchase. In 2018, we’re not going to see this improve dramatically. While homebuilders are continuing to help on the supply side, their focus is currently on the “moving up” market vs. the entry level market for millennials and first-time homebuyers.Affordability will remain front and center for 2018 and will be made sharper because of the current administration’s changes to mortgage interest tax deductions. As a byproduct of this, the U.S. housing market will experience an increased demand for smaller, more affordable homes and the role of homebuilders to meet that need will become increasingly important.Investment in technology seems poised to continue increasing following a very strong 2017, particularly in early and later-stage companies. Th is is great news for the financial sector and economy as a whole. While many are focused on blockchain and its ability to power a multitude of platforms and applications, we will also continue to see a strong focus on cybersecurity and fraud prevention. As a result, I think the industry will see a lot more regulation, as various regulatory bodies struggle to keep up with the pace of development.One trend I noticed last year that I hope continues is a focus from fintech companies on encouraging and almost ‘gamifying’ savings and wealth management for millennials. This could be a massive win for the economy as millennials continue to increase their slice of the economic pie.As we look globally, one of the more interesting trends we may see is a divergence in central bank policy, a stark contrast to the last 10 years of the coordinated policy. While we may see the U.S. and U.K. continue to have steepening yield curves in relation to the E.U., this will have consequences for global trade and asset relocation. As a result, we can expect a continuation of asset infl ation in the U.S., and quite possibly for our net exports to form an obstacle to growth in the years to come.DS // What technological innovations are you seeing that can help housing experts better gauge the current economic environment?Collard // Over the past five years, we’ve seen an ongoing amount of notable investments taking place in fintech. A recent report from KPMG titled, “The pulse of Fintech Q4 2017” helps map out some of the major investments and trends. Investors see a significant opportunity for technology to drive change across different areas of financial services, and I believe we’ll only see this interest grow in 2018 and beyond.One of the areas where we see this take off is the level of visibility for lenders, specifically in assessing the risk of lending to borrowers. Now, lenders have direct access to data, instead of printed, scanned, uploaded pieces of paper, and are getting more detailed and reliable consumer fi nancial profi les to assess risk.One example of this is Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty program, which allows lenders to know within 24 hours whether a loan will meet Fannie Mae’s underwriting guidelines, and protects them from buyback risk later on. Th is allows them to make a more informed decision about whether the borrower is creditworthy.We’re also seeing homebuyers benefi t substantially from the various technology options they have available throughout the process of purchasing a home. For everything from the initial research on available properties to evaluating diff erent loan pricing options, to scheduling an appraisal, they have many choices and can easily identify the best service or provider for their situation.DS // Interest rates have been at a historical low, but are now starting to climb again. What impact does this have on housing?Collard // Typically we see interest rates have ripple effects throughout the economy, not just housing. While the monetary effects take many months to translate into tangible impacts on theeconomy, mortgage rates may see a slight increase as a result. Nonetheless, there are positive outcomes for housing. With higher rates, lenders are more incentivized and have a larger cushion for risk. Lenders should show greater bandwidth to consider borrowers who may not have had access to certain credit. I predict we’ll see lenders expand access to a broader population, of course with the appropriate risk models in place. Refinancing will likely decline, which lenders may try to offset with more purchase loans. Finally, rising interest rates can push ‘onthe-fence’ prospective homebuyers to finally make that new home purchase, as they are incentivized to make the purchase sooner while rates are still low.DS // The future of the GSEs is uncertain, what do you foresee for the enterprises moving forward?Collard // As we look forward, we will see this become a serious topic of discussion for reform in 2018, as the majority of government bodies that help shape mortgage finance will themselves see major leadership changes. It is tough to say which direction GSE reform will take, but given White House rhetoric, I expect the GSEs will continue to play an important role in our economy (even more so if placed into receivership), and the system will continue to rely on them in the absence of a complete overhaul.Also, there has been a lot of talk on Capitol Hill about leveling the playing field, so it’s likely we will see some increased competition. This may come in the form of more guarantors and more uniform terms (price, credit, etc.) for large and small lenders. In essence, if we see the guarantor model remain intact, and there is an opportunity for more competition, the economy should benefit from retaining the 30-year mortgage, lower rates, and increased access to the credit market. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. 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We have one of our officers who has been shot on the 3900 block of Tristan at Scott. He has been transported to @memorialhermann by @HoustonFire. Please pray for our officer. We also have one suspect down, others in custody and are looking for more. Please stay in hour homes.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) September 13, 2019Two of the four suspects — a 17-year-old man and 39-year-old man — are in custody. Charges for them will be announced at a later date, but Acevedo did not elaborate on the exact charges.Police are still searching for the fourth suspect.“We’re going to get you. We’re going to find you,” Acevedo said.He urged the suspect to come forward. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact authorities.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. KTRK(HOUSTON) — A violent night of crime in Houston left one officer hospitalized, a suspect dead and three other people victims of separate robberies, including a priest who begged on his knees to be spared, police said.The officer, who was shot in his lower stomach Thursday night, is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery that lasted several hours, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a press conference Friday morning.The officer’s name has not yet been released, but police described him as a 29-year-old man who has been on the force for five years. His father is a 42-year veteran with the police department, Acevedo said.The suspect who was killed was shot by another officer who heard the shots fired and witnessed his fellow cop fall to the ground, according to Acevedo.The “acts of violence” began around 9:56 p.m. at a Valero gas station on Scott Street, according to police, when four suspects allegedly approached a man getting gas for his 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe and demanded he give them his vehicle at gunpoint.The man tried to explain that he was running on fumes and they wouldn’t make it far, police said, but the suspects still fled with the vehicle.Around 10:02, officers said they found the vehicle not far from the gas station and it appeared to have been abandoned because there was no gas.Police said after the suspects ditched the vehicle, around 10 p.m., they approached a priest in a nearby parking lot.“The priest has indicated that he was on his knees praying when one of the suspects pulled the trigger twice,” Acevedo said.The gun, however, did not discharge.Acevedo said the four suspects then beat the priest and stole his cellphone. When police were called to the scene, the priest gave the same description of the suspects as the first carjacking victim did.Shortly after that, the suspects allegedly approached a woman inside in her truck in her driveway and, at gunpoint, demanded she get out. The woman did so, and the suspects stole her vehicle, cell phone and purse, according to police.Officers were able to finally locate the suspects around at 10:21, prompting a chase.The officer who was shot chased one of the suspects for “quite the distance” before a struggle ensued and the shots were fired, according to police.Acevedo said he did not know the exact sequence of events, but it was possible that the officer was shot with his own gun. He described the night of crime as “chaotic.”
Glynn County Sheriff’s OfficeBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(COBB COUNTY, Ga.) — The white father and son accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, who was Black and was jogging down a Georgia street, are looking to have bond set and two charges dropped, according to new court documents.Attorneys for the son, Travis McMichael, 34, called him an “excellent candidate for low bond.”He was never charged with a crime until this case, according to court documents filed Thursday.Travis McMichael has a 3-year-old son who lived with him every other week until his arrest, the documents said.“Travis is an extremely devoted father who dotes” on his son, the defense attorneys wrote.Travis McMichael has lived all of his life in the Brunswick, Georgia, area and was living with his parents at the time of his arrest, the documents said.His attorneys said he isn’t a flight risk because he doesn’t have a passport “and most importantly, his family, including his parents and three-year-old son are here in Georgia,” the documents said.Travis McMichael’s father and fellow defendant, former police officer Gregory McMichael, also “meets the conditions for pretrial release on reasonable bond,” his attorneys said in documents filed Thursday.Gregory McMichael’s attorneys asked the court to set a hearing within 20 days.Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested in May and face charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonmentA third suspect, neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, faces the same charges as the McMichaels. Bryan’s bail was denied last month.All three have pleaded not guilty.Arbery was on a jog in Brunswick when he was shot and killed on Feb. 23. Prosecutors claim that 25-year-old Arbery tried to run for his life before he was struck by a car, gunned down and then called a racial slur by one of the suspects.The three arrested told police they thought Arbery was a suspect in a series of break-ins. They were charged after video showing the deadly struggle appeared online.The McMichaels and Bryan also want the charges of malice murder and criminal attempt to commit a felony dropped.The malice murder count “charges two crimes in one count, making it duplicitous,” the McMichaels’ attorneys claimed. “It does so by trading on vague and uncertain allegation regarding ‘unlawfully chasing’ in pickup trucks, which inserts an unspecified separate crime from malice murder, namely, ‘unlawfully chasing [Ahmaud Arbery] through the public roadways.’”The McMichael’s attorneys argued that the criminal attempt to commit a felony count is also duplicitous because the count “alleges both a completed crime — ‘unlawfully chase Ahmaud Arbery in pickup trucks’ and an attempted crime ‘attempt to confine and detain Ahmaud Arbery without legal authority on Burford Road using Ford F150 pickup truck and Chevy Silverado pickup truck.’”Bryan’s attorney filed a motion Thursday looking to adopt the claims made by the McMichael’s attorneys to also get those two charges dropped.ABC News has reached out to the Cobb County District Attorney’s office for comment.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The Manati field is located at a distance of 10 km from the coast of the city of Cairú/BA Petrobras starts non-binding phase in the Camamu Basin. (Credit: Wonita & Troy Janzen from Pixabay) Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, following up on the release disclosed on 05/04/2020, announces the beginning of the non-binding phase regarding the sale of its stake (35%) in the Manati Field, a shallow water maritime production concession located in the Camamu Basin, in the State of Bahia.Potential buyers qualified for this phase receive a descriptive memorandum containing more detailed information on the referred asset, in addition to instructions on the disinvestment process, including guidelines for the preparation and submission of non-binding proposals.The main subsequent stages of the project will be informed in due course to the market.This disclosure complies with Petrobras’ divestment guidelines and is aligned with the provisions of the special procedure for assignment of rights on exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and other fluid hydrocarbons, provided for in Decree 9,355/2018.This operation is in line with the strategy of portfolio optimization and improvement of the company’s capital allocation, focusing its resources increasingly on deep and ultra-deep waters, where Petrobras has shown great competitive edge over the years.About the Manati FieldThe Manati field is located at a distance of 10 km from the coast of the city of Cairú/BA, in water depths between 35 and 50 meters. The field started operating in 2007 and its average production in 2019 was 105 bpd of condensate and 1,269 thousand m3/day of gas, through the PMNT-1 fixed platform, which involves a subsea structure composed of 6 gas producing wells.Petrobras is the field operator, with a 35% stake, in partnership with Enauta Participações (45%), Geopark Brasil E&P de Petróleo e Gás Ltda. (10%) and Brasoil Manati Exploração Petrolífera Ltda. (10%). Source: Company Press Release