Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Pat McCaughanPosted Apr 23, 2019 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC San Joaquin Bishop David Rice, left, the Rev. Anna Carmichael, the diocese’s canon to the ordinary, center, and the Rev. Nancy Key, deacon, right, take part in a Prayer of Vision, Witness and Justice — an offsite event of the 79th General Convention in July 2018 — near the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a detention facility in Taylor, Texas, housing 500 female migrants and asylum-seekers. Photo: Cindy Smith/Diocese of San Joaquin[Episcopal News Service] Roberta Murrieta-May intends to walk at least part of the 173 miles from Fresno to Sacramento, California, because more people — especially undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers — need hope.The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin’s May 4-20 Pilgrimage of Hope “is a very honorable thing to do, with all the people in our culture today who don’t care about immigrants,” said Murrieta-May.Murrieta-May, 54, learned of the pilgrimage on April 10 while visiting the food bank at St. James Cathedral in Fresno, across the street from her home.“All of us are immigrants, or related to immigrants,” she said in a telephone interview with Episcopal News Service. Noting that most people in this country are descended from immigrants, she said, “More people need to care about those who are coming here because of danger, because of fear. We need to raise awareness about them.”San Joaquin Bishop David Rice said the pilgrimage, a march to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented persons and refugees, will begin May 4 after a celebration of the Eucharist and a blessing at St. James Cathedral in Fresno.From there, pilgrims will walk north approximately 17 miles per day, until they reach Sacramento, the state capital, on May 20, and join with other activists and faith groups in observance of California’s Immigrant Day of Action.“I’ll be walking every day and every mile,” said Rice. “It’s going to be a lovely outward and visible sign of what we believe. It is not only making a visible statement about what we believe and to whom we belong, but it is also about raising awareness, not only for our larger context, but raising awareness within it, too.”California’s Central Valley produces over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, attracting undocumented farm labor.Rice said there are approximately 2.8 million undocumented immigrants in California, more than any other state.For those who are seeking a pathway to citizenship, it “is expensive, it is time-intensive and results in people living in constant fear of deportation or detention,” Rice said.He added, “When we become aware of what is going on in our larger context, when we hear the voices of the other, if we don’t respond, then we are complicit in the systems that form those voices.”Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Episcopal congregations will offer hospitality and lodging to pilgrims along the way, and while no formal tally of participants is available, Rice hopes “others will join us.”The Rev. Terrance Goodpasture, a deacon at the Fresno cathedral and a pilgrimage organizer, said he expects partners such as Faith in the Valley to participate in the walk. Faith in the Valley, a Central California grassroots advocacy organization, is part of PICO California, the largest faith-based community organizing network in the state, with more than 485 congregational members.Some pilgrims will join for part of the walk; others will complete the entire 173 miles, he said. The pilgrims will pause at regular intervals for prayer; those who are unable to physically join the walk can pray along as well, with a booklet available for purchase on the pilgrimage website. Cost of the booklet is $10; any funds raised will go toward aiding the undocumented.The idea for the pilgrimage began to take shape in 2017, after delegates to the 58th annual diocesan convention passed a resolution to form an immigration task force, which was primarily focused on education and advocacy issues, said the Rev. Anna Carmichael, the diocese’s canon to the ordinary.“We wanted people in our pews to understand what our neighbors were going through and how we could be a resource for our neighbors,” Carmichael said. “For us, this isn’t political, it’s responding to the call to love your neighbor as yourself.“We started to build energy around immigration issues in the Central Valley.”Then came Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s November 2018 revival. Its theme, “Called to Be a Safe Place for All of God’s People,” emphasized a bold, inclusive vision of faith and love.“We focused on immigration issues and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals),” she said, adding that the revival included a prayer walk around the cathedral’s Fresno neighborhood.Other consultations followed, with the Rev. Anthony Guillén, Episcopal Church missioner for Latino/Hispanic ministries, and with the neighboring Los Angeles diocese’s Episcopal Sacred Resistance Task Force on Immigration.Meanwhile, San Joaquin’s immigration task force had morphed into SJRAISE — San Joaquin Refugee and Immigration Support for Empowerment, and at an Advent conference, clergy and lay leaders began to dream of a pilgrimage.“One where we, along with other faith communities and friends, would walk the diocese, engaging in formation and prayer along the way, regarding the needs and concerns of our immigrant brothers and sisters,” Carmichael said.“That first day, we’re going to walk about 17 miles, and that will get us just outside Fresno,” she said. “It’s important, because this is our best attempt to make a visible and faithful expression of how we feel God is calling us. It is not meant to be political grandstanding,” she said.“This is ultimately about calling for justice so that we can fully live into our Baptismal Covenant of respecting the dignity of every human being. I see this as quite possibly one of the most important things this diocese has done since its resurrection.”(In 2008, the diocese reorganized after a breakaway group, led by a former bishop, attempted to leave The Episcopal Church. The Diocese of San Joaquin has since gained new life.)“If we don’t stand with those who are being penalized and marginalized, just because of where they were born, just because they don’t have the same kind of documentation [as I do] because I was born here, what are we all about? What is the point of proclaiming to be followers of Jesus if we aren’t living into that call?“It would almost make me feel hypocritical as a person of faith not to stand with those who are being marginalized and persecuted,” Carmichael said.Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Methodist congregations have been very enthusiastic about hosting and offering hospitality to the pilgrims. “They’ve been awesome, amazing. They’ve all been so positive and enthusiastic and really welcoming about what we’re doing,” said Goodpasture.Once the pilgrims arrive in Sacramento, Rice said they aim to engage with legislators and lawmakers concerning a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers.“This is about addressing a system that needs to be reformed,” added Rice, who in 2015 led a bicycle Tour Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking.“We are painfully aware that it is easy for politicians and for the faith community to say we’re praying for them and to let those simply be words. We need this. God needs this to be more than words. We are endeavoring to ensure that those words are about action.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. 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LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Gala Winner:Officer of the Year – Josean Velez Cantres2016 was a noteworthy year for Officer Josean Velez-Cantres of the Apopka Police Department.On June 12, 2016, Velez-Cantres responded to a call at the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando during what turned out to be the worst mass casualty shooting in United States history. Officer Velez-Cantres, also a member of the Central Florida Metro SWAT team, was one of 35 officers that entered the club and assisted with the rescue and evacuation of the victims who had been shot and severely injured.Two days later, while on his way back to Apopka from an event in Orlando, he was flagged down by a family whose son was having a seizure. Velez-Cantres stopped, got the family immediate medical assistance their son needed, and stayed with them to calm them down.“We were terrified and borderline helpless…until you came along,” said the boy’s mother in an email a few days later. “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, our family can’t say thank you enough. My dad served as a K-9 cop for half of his career and we often say they don’t make cops like they used to, but you sir, proved us wrong.”Velez-Cantres was named “Officer of the Year” at the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Black Tie Gala last night at the Highland Manor. APD Chief Michael McKinley spoke on his behalf.“During his career, he has demonstrated an extraordinary work ethic and unparalleled dedication to his oath of office,” said McKinley during the award ceremony. “The four key principles of the Apopka Police Department are integrity, respect, fairness, and courage. Officer Velez-Cantres clearly understands the agency’s philosophy, vision, values and principles and displays them every day whether he is on or off duty.The Apopka Police Department is extremely lucky and proud to have an employee like Officer Velez-Cantres and we are honored that he is being recognized here tonight as the Apopka Police Department’s Officer of the Year.” UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGS2017 Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Black Tie GalaApopka Police Department Previous article“Camari’s Day” at Wheatley Park todayNext articleCheck out this year’s top 3 trends in vegetable gardening Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
38 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Our members made it very clear to HMRC officials, at a special expert group co-ordinated by CTG, that we did not support the need for a new legislative solution with members explaining how existing legislation provides effective safeguards against abusive activity. Ministers have accepted this argument”.CTG urged HMRC to make better use of existing legislation to prevent charitable status being misused by fraudsters. Tagged with: Charity Tax Group Finance HMRC Law / policy No new definition of charity for tax purposes Howard Lake | 2 July 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HMRC has confirmed that it will not introduce a new definition of charity for tax purposes, following consultations with the charity sector. It considered doing so in an effort to prevent charities being set up to avoid tax.Following further consultation with an expert working group coordinated by the Charity Tax Group (CTG), which has over 500 members across all kinds of charitable activity, it became clear that HMRC’s proposals were not sufficiently targeted and could have unintended negative consequences for legitimate charities.HMRC drew up a discussion paper, but CTG successfully argued that both proposed solutions were not appropriate.Nicky Morgan, Finance Secretary to the Treasury and Minister responsible for charity taxation, said:“I have made it clear throughout that we are not prepared to jeopardise the status of legitimate charities carrying out charitable activities. Considering the points raised, as well as further internal analysis of the impacts, HMRC has recommended not pursuing either of the options as they stand and I have agreed to this recommendation.”Charity Tax Group Chairman John Hemming welcomed the decision. He said: Advertisement
Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Bionic man says ‘bad’ medicine is good for mindOn 27 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Drinking coffee or meditating are the best ways to improve short-term mentalperformance, according to Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics at ReadingUniversity. Speaking at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s annualtraining conference, HRD, Warwick said his study of more than 200 studentsfound that coffee boosts short-term performance. He says it could be used toenhance performance in workplace situations such as job interviews “What seems clear is that many of the so-called ‘bads’, such as coffeeand alcohol, have a positive effect on short-term performance, whereas many ofthe ‘goods’, such as listening to classical music and drinking orange juice, donot come out of the study so well.” Warwick also claimed that the future of training lies in implant technology.Famous for having electronic chips implanted in his arm, Warwick believespeople will download software, using their implants, to learn new skills. Thishas implications for the HR profession in particular, he said. “Employers will no longer select job candidates on the basis of whatthey know, but on how good people are at assessing the software that will givethem new skills,” he explained.
A leading hybrid estate agency has launched a ‘no sale, no fee’ service after ‘listening to customer requests’ that they offer the fees model.It is the latest hybrid or online agency to edge towards the traditional estate agency model of fee charging.99 Home, which was launched in 2017 by independent estate agent Sachin Gupta and IT professional Vijay Vashistha, is now offering vendors a fixed-fee £999 fee only payable upon completion.This includes everything other than accompanied viewings and EPcs, which is offered alongside a 1% high street-style service that includes hosted viewings.Both services are national and, unlike rival Purplebricks, the company does not charge a higher fee within London.But 99 Home continues to offer its original fees structure alongside these new ones.This includes both £99 and £499 sales packages and several levels of lettings services from £49 to £499.Conveyancing99 Home has also signed up with unusual conveyancing platform WeComplete which, as The Neg reported in August last year, pays agents directly rather than passing referral fees to them for recommending business.Adopting a no sale, no fee model doesn’t always go well for hybrid agencies. Two years ago, Yopa attributed its accelerating losses to the adoption of this model, which it still offers alongside its Pay No and Pay Later models.One challenge for hybrid agents like Yopa and 99 Home is that they offer vendors a sometimes bewildering range of different pricing structure and models, which can look intimidating compared to traditional agents, most of whom offer a single ‘no sale, no fee’ rate.Sachin Gupta WeComplete 99 home Vijay Vashistha February 10, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Another hybrid estate agency adopts ‘no sale, no fee’ model previous nextAgencies & PeopleAnother hybrid estate agency adopts ‘no sale, no fee’ modelFour-year-old 99 Home is the latest hybrid to adopt a more traditional approach to fees to its customers.Nigel Lewis10th February 20210795 Views
OUT NOWReleased on blink-and-youmissed- it limited edition vinyl, this first completely solo album from the man who brought you Blur and Gorillaz is actually a collection of demos.Recorded in various hotel rooms in America during Blur’s tour this year, after hours, and with just a 4 track recorder for company, the result is predictably lo-fi and fragmented. Of the fourteen tracks here, a few are just instrumental doodles on which comment can hardly be passed, and more than half fail to break the two minute barrier. These are literally Damon’s birth pangs as he attempts to bring the world some more songs, equipped only with skeletal guitar, drum machine and keyboard. Whilst there isn’t anything that screams “future hit”, a few of the more complete efforts such as the catchy, cheeky ‘Rappy Song’ and the haunting ‘Five Star Life’ are easily as good as most Blur B-sides, and stand up to repeat listens. ‘American Welfare Poem’, whilst not possessing a complete set of lyrics and featuring more than a few bum notes, is an interesting slow number musing on the state of the US welfare system, and might well make it to full LP track some day. This is, of course, the man who brought us ‘Beetlebum’ and ‘Song 2’ – his ear for a tune shines through the murk on quite a few occasions.Mostly though, as Damon has repeatedly tried to hammer home in the press, this is “for the fans” – a chance to take an intimate look into the creative process behind his songwriting. And for that reason it succeeds -interesting as it is now, it’ll be one to look out for again when the forthcoming new Blur EP and Gorillaz second album (both due this year) finally emerge. It must also go down as one of the first times someone has released a snapshot of their work in such a manner before the actual songs have been released (as opposed to including works-inprogress in a retrospective box years later), so his innovation is to be commended; not that this makes the tracks sound any better. Worth a look if you own more than three Blur albums; anyone who really couldn’t care less what Mr.Albarn gets up to in US hotel rooms should avoid it like the plague.Archive: oth week HT 2004
The Nor’easters call their home field at Carey Stadium “The Beach House.”Ocean City’s amateur soccer team, the Nor’easters, face the New York Red Bulls in a match to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s “Feed the Storm Drive” 7 p.m. Saturday (June 20) at Carey Stadium, Sixth Street and Boardwalk.Fans donating non-perishable foods will receive $1 off per item, maximum 2 items. Purchase tickets at www.oceancityfc.com/tickets.The Nor’easters are a professionally run amateur soccer club competing in North America’s top amateur league, the Premier Development League (PDL). The 65-team PDL is the fourth level of soccer in the United States, below the professional leagues: Major League Soccer (MLS), North American Soccer League (NASL) and United Soccer League (USL). As part of PDL, Nor’easters’ players have the ability to compete during the summer months in a professional environment while maintaining their collegiate eligibility and pursuing their academic goals.More than 30 alumni have moved on to play professionally. Most recently, 2012 Eastern Conference Goalkeeper of the Year John McCarthy, 2014 Nor’easters team captain Shawn McLaws, and 2013 championship team member Timi Mulgrew advanced to play professionally in Major League Soccer with Philadelphia Union, New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution, respectively.The Nor’easters will compete against The Red Bulls Under 23 Squad in a Mid-Atlantic Conference match-up on Saturday.For more information on the Ocean City Nor’easters or to “Follow the Storm,” check out the team at www.oceancityfc.com/followthestorm or text “FOLLOWTHESTORM” to 22828 to join the “Storm Watch” e-newsletter.
Beachgoers cross over the pipeline at the newly reopened 55th Street Beach on Thursday evening in Ocean City, NJ. Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Thursday, Sept. 3The beach entrance at 57th Street is now closed, but visitors can access the beach from nearby 58th Street.PROGRESS: As of Thursday at 5 p.m., the beach entrance at 55th Street is back open. The beaches at 56th Street and 57th Street are closed. The pipeline feeding new sand onto the beaches is just north of 57th Street.Beaches between 37th Street and 54th Street are now complete, and the pipeline feeding that part of the project has been removed.WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area between 55th Street and 59th Street in the final phase of the project. Sand-pumping is expected to be complete within about two weeks. Dune crossover work will follow. And the planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for free
Tomorrow, December 19th, Phil Lesh will host a benefit concert for victims of the recent Camp Fire wildfires, dubbed “Love Will See You Through”, at his own Terrapin Crossroads concert space in San Rafael, California. Now, Phil has announced that Nugs.tv will webcast tomorrow night’s benefit for free.The Grateful Dead bassist will be joined by Stu Allen, Ross James, Alex Koford, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Grahame Lesh, Greg Loiacono, John Molo, Elliott Peck, Melvin Seals and Barry Sless for the one-night-only event in the Grate Room.Ticket proceeds will go to the United Way Of California and the North Valley Animal Disaster Group.You can watch the Phil Lesh webcast below:“Love Will See You Through” Benefit Concert Webcast[Video: nugsnet]
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of spending time with many of our partners to provide them with a preview of the announcements that VCE is making today at our launch event in San Jose.These announcements represent a new wave of innovation from VCE, but for our channel partners it’s a wave of opportunity. VCE was the first company to bring the benefits of converged infrastructure to the market. Converged infrastructure is one of the fastest growing segments of the IT market, and in partnership with you, we’ve become the leader.But one of the most consistent messages we hear from partners is this: more. You’ve wanted to bring Vblock Systems into more customer opportunities. You’ve wanted to extend VblockTM Systems into more use cases. And our joint customers have asked us to bring the benefits of converged infrastructure to operations and applications.Today, with the biggest launch of hardware and software in company history, VCE is ready to work with the channel to deliver on these new opportunities. Vblock System 200 brings the power of converged infrastructure to the mid-market, opening entirely new doors for our partners. Vblock System 100 allows partners to bring the power of converged infrastructure into remote/branch office use cases. VCE VisionTM Intelligent Operations will help our partners to simplify operations for customers. And our new Vblock Specialized Systems – starting with a system with pre-installed SAP HANA – creates the opportunity for partners to bring applications on converged infrastructure to their customers faster than ever.As a result, channel partners can go deeper into their current customer accounts, and open doors into new accounts:Sell a more complete portfolio offering to customers, increasing wallet share;Provide advisory and consulting services, increasing strategic relevance to the customer;Drive more business opportunities, predictability and customer satisfaction due to the repeatability of the VCE experience.We’ve had a good discussion leading up to today’s announcement. But we want to hear more. How can we help you bring the benefits of converged infrastructure to your customers? How can we better serve your needs? What’s the next opportunity we can create together?The market opportunity is massive – as much as $402 billion by the estimates of some analysts. And the customer value proposition is clear. Converged infrastructure is a transformational force in IT. We look forward to working with our partners to bring it to its full potential.