Tent city at Canadian cathedral ‘out of control,’ dean says

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Featured Events Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Submit an Event Listing 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tent city at Canadian cathedral ‘out of control,’ dean says Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By André ForgetPosted May 31, 2016 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Anglican Journal] In a May 15 sermon at Christ Church Cathedral, the Very Rev. Ansley Tucker, the Victoria, British Columbia, cathedral’s dean, announced she would be calling for the homeless camp — pitched across the street from the cathedral since October 2015 — to be dismantled and alternative accommodation found for its residents.“For several weeks, as some of the more stabilizing leaders of the [tent city] community have departed, we have witnessed the devolution of the campsite,” she explained. Matters that had been relatively well in hand, such as non-violence, tidiness, respect for safety and general neighborliness, she noted, have “spiraled out of control.”After months of advocacy on behalf of Super InTent City –- the community of more than 100 that sprung up on the lawn of the Victoria courthouse on the corner of Quadra Street and Burdett Avenue – the dean said that a “dramatic” increase in incidents had caused cathedral leadership to reconsider its approach.Things came to a head when a naked person was found in one of the cathedral washrooms, another individual began exhibiting symptoms of “excited delirium” and, on two occasions, children witnessed intravenous drug use on the cathedral precinct.Given the presence of Christ Church Cathedral School within a block of the camp, the dean said the cathedral needed to act in the best interests of the children.She reaffirmed the cathedral’s support for the tent city residents, but argued, “No one, including the campers, is being well served by the current state of affairs.” She said she plans on speaking with B.C. housing minister Rich Coleman and Victoria’s mayor, Lisa Helps, about the situation. 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International media organisations call for an end to attacks on the press

first_img NepalAsia – Pacific News News News Receive email alerts Members of the ‘International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal’ have been closely monitoring the developments in Nepal since the process of restoring democracy and press freedoms began in April 2006. The International Mission welcomes the enactment of the Right to Information Act and steps to protect the rights of journalists under the Working Journalists Act. In addition, we commend those Nepali journalists and media and freedom of expression organisations that have continuously advocated for legislative reform and defended press freedoms.At the same time, the International Mission remains highly concerned about the continuing violence against journalists and the media in Nepal, including by groups affiliated with the former combatant parties in the conflict. According to information provided by Nepali sources, there have been over 116 incidents of attempts to prevent journalists from doing their job of informing the people between 1 January and 31 July 2007 alone. These incidents include arrests, attacks on media companies, abduction of journalists, threats and harassment and obstructions to the free flow of information, including disruptions in the production processes. It is disturbing that the same media which played a leading role in the restoration of democracy a year ago have now become the target of attacks from various groups. A free and fairly elected Constituent Assembly remains the next vital step in Nepal’s peace process. The Constituent Assembly, for which elections are currently scheduled for November, will have a mandate to adopt a new Constitution which will define the structure of the State. Such a process depends on increased and informed debate in which the positions of all stakeholders are heard, and this will only be possible if there is a free, independent and pluralistic media able to inform the public without fear of retribution. The lack of such a plural and unobstructed media environment throughout the country, and specifically in those areas affected by conflict, could jeopardise a free and fair outcome to the elections.We therefore call on all stakeholders, including the Government and specifically the Ministry of Information, the political parties and affiliated groups throughout Nepal, the numerous active interest groups and the Nepali people in general to work collectively to build an environment that enables the media to report on the elections effectively and safely free from intimidation or attack. RSF_en August 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International media organisations call for an end to attacks on the press Help by sharing this information to go further Organisation News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage June 8, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Nepal Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Members of the International Mission include:ARTICLE 19Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)FreeVoiceInternational Federation of Journalists (IFJ)International Media Support (IMS)International Press Institute (IPI)International News Safety Institute (INSI)Reporters Without Borders (RSF)United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)World Association of Newspapers (WAN)World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC) May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Institutional Property Advisors Negotiates $80.75 Million Apartment Complex Sale in Portland, Oregon

first_img Previous articleJesus House Women & Children’s Center Ribbon CuttingNext articleBob Fisher, top yachting writer, Cup historian, dies at 85 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021– Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), announced today the sale of Sunset Summit, a 261-unit multifamily property in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The property sold for $80.75 million, which equates to $309,387 per unit. “The sale represents the first time the property has traded hands in over 25 years. Sunset Summit is a unique asset, featuring low-density construction with views of the Tualatin Valley from most units,” said Anthony Palladino, IPA vice president. Palladino and IPA’s Giovanni Napoli, Philip Assouad, Ryan Dinius, and Sidney Warsinske represented the seller, BPM Real Estate Group. The buyer is Prime Residential. Built in 1989 on 31 acres and renovated in 2014, Sunset Summit is approximately a seven-minute drive from Downtown Portland, allowing for a convenient commute into the city via Burnside Road and access to Nike and Intel via U.S. Highway 26 or the Sunset Transit Center. Adam Lewis is Marcus & Millichap’s broker of record in Oregon. About Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) is a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate services firm in North America. IPA’s combination of real estate investment and capital markets expertise, industry-leading technology, and acclaimed research offer customized solutions for the acquisition, disposition and financing of institutional properties and portfolios. For more information, please visit www.institutionalpropertyadvisors.com. About Marcus & Millichap, Inc. With over 2,000 investment sales and financing professionals located throughout the United States and Canada, Marcus & Millichap is a leading specialist in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research and advisory services. Founded in 1971, the firm closed 9,726 transactions in 2019 with a value of approximately $50 billion. Marcus & Millichap has perfected a powerful system for marketing properties that combines investment specialization, local market expertise, the industry’s most comprehensive research, state-of-the-art technology, and relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors. For additional information, please visit www.MarcusMillichap.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126006136/en/ CONTACT: Gina Relva, Public Relations Director [email protected] KEYWORD: OREGON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: Marcus & Millichap, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/26/2021 07:08 PM/DISC: 01/26/2021 07:08 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126006136/encenter_img WhatsApp TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 Institutional Property Advisors Negotiates $80.75 Million Apartment Complex Sale in Portland, Oregon Local NewsBusiness Pinterestlast_img read more

Proposed Malin Community Text Alert Scheme to be discussed at public meeting

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Plans for a Community Text Alert scheme in Malin are reaching an advanced stage, with a public meeting tomorrow night in the Malin Hotel to guage support for the initiative and provide the community with information on how it works./Gardai say there’s been a big increase in the number of such schemes in the county in recent months, and they’re urging communities across Donegal to become involved.Cllr Martin Mc Dermott believes the Malin scheme will go ahead, and he’s urging people to become involved now…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/martintextalert.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleMan arrested after suspected cannabis factory is found in DerryNext articleHIQA publishes latest assessment of hygiene inspections News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – March 19, 2015 Proposed Malin Community Text Alert Scheme to be discussed at public meeting Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Antonio Brown, facing sexual assault allegations, cut by Patriots after 1 game

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmaillittleny/iStock(BOSTON) — Antonio Brown played just one game for the New England Patriots before the team released the star wide receiver, who’s facing multiple sexual assault allegations.Brown seemed to confirm his release in a tweet, writing, “Thank you for the opportunity.”He later tweeted, “The marathon continues.”Thanks for the opportunity appreciate @Patriots pic.twitter.com/envfHEd6N8— AB (@AB84) September 20, 2019“The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.,” the Patriots said in a statement Friday.Brown’s agent tweeted a message making it clear that they do not see this as the end of his time in the league, however.“It’s unfortunate things didn’t work out with the Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL. He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon,” Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus wrote on Twitter.Just two days after the Patriots announced they’d signed Brown, the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver was accused of sexual assault and rape by his former trainer.Britney Taylor, who accused Brown of sexual assault on multiple instances, had planned to meet with the NFL last week, sources told ABC News.ABC News does not usually name alleged victims of sexual assault, but Taylor’s lawyer gave permission and reiterated the lawsuit was not filed anonymously.Brown, through his attorney, denied all the allegations and suggested his accuser was just trying to extort him. He said the relationship was consensual.“Mr. Brown denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit,” Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, said in a statement after the suit was filed. “He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations.”Brown was traded to Oakland from Pittsburgh in March and signed a three-year, $50 million extension, but after feuding with the NFL over his helmet type and with Raiders management, his contract was voided and he went on to sign with the Patriots.He unsuccessfully filed multiple grievances with the NFL, who outlawed his type of helmet due to updates safety regulations.Brown’s time in Oakland only grew more controversial after he secretly recorded and released a conversation with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. Following a reported practice field spat with Oakland General Manager Mike Mayock, Brown asked the Raiders to release him. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by September 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Antonio Brown, facing sexual assault allegations, cut by Patriots after 1 gamecenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Utah lawmakers defend Jazz star Mitchell in feud with Shaq

first_imgJanuary 26, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah lawmakers defend Jazz star Mitchell in feud with Shaq Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are taking a stand to defend Jazz star Donovan Mitchell against critiques by Shaquille O’Neal.They passed a playful resolution that calls out O’Neal for his poor free throw shooting during his playing days and makes fun of the “Kazaam” movie he starred in more than two decades ago.O’Neal is a studio analyst on TNT and he upset Jazz fans when he said at halftime of a game last week that the 24-year-old Mitchell didn’t have what it takes to be a superstar. That led to an awkward postgame exchange between O’Neal and Mitchell. Tags: Donovan Mitchell/Shaquille O’Neal/Utah Jazz/Utah Legislature Associated Presslast_img read more

Oxford City Council maintains tax reduction

first_imgThe Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found in 2019, that nearly 90% of English councils had made cuts to their CTR schemes since the government began to phase out revenue support grants for councils. The most common change has been the elimination of the 100% reduction; two fifths of councils have now increased minimum payments to at least 20%. The measure supports households with the costs of council tax, allowing claimants on low income or benefits to have their bill reduced by up to 100%. Households on weekly incomes of less than £131.99 in 2020 can receive a full exemption from the tax, while households earning over £398 per week become ineligible for any reduction. Marie Tidball, cabinet member for supporting local communities, said in a statement: “Oxford City Council is one of a small handful of councils to retain our council tax reduction scheme at 100% for working age households. Lack of support from the central government has made the cost of the program unfeasible for many councils who have had their budgets cut. Oxford City Council is one of the few remaining local authorities in England to opt to continue fully funding CTR. Oxford City Council has unanimously voted to maintain its council tax reduction (CTR) scheme into 2020/2021 as part of its commitment to tackle poverty and inequality in the city. Since the national council tax benefit was abolished by the government in 2013, councils have been in charge of designing and implementing their own CTR schemes. The program has been estimated by the council to cost £1.6 million in 2019/20, rising to £1.7 million in 2020/21. “This demonstrates our commitment to preventing homelessness and our support for financially vulnerable people in our communities. The 100% discount benefits more than 1,000 households in Oxford. This provides a significant financial benefit for people who have suffered the most from the cumulative impact of policies like welfare reform. Government funding cuts mean that three million more households across England now have to pay some council tax or a greater proportion of their bill than in 2013. I’m proud that Oxford is bucking that trend and that we’re doing what we can to protect people who can least afford to pay the price of austerity.”last_img read more

News story: New CMA guidance on changes to UK merger thresholds

first_imgNew government rules set out revised UK merger control thresholds that broaden the scope for the Secretary of State to intervene in acquisitions of companies which develop certain types of military technology, computer hardware and quantum technology.The changes also apply to the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) merger investigations in those fields. Following a consultation, the CMA is now publishing guidance on its approach to mergers that fall under the new rules.While there are likely to be more transactions in the 3 sectors that will technically come under the jurisdiction of the CMA, it does not expect to change how it will assess mergers within these sectors from a competition perspective.last_img

Press release: Attorney General proposes term extension for Chief Inspector

first_imgNotes to editors The Attorney General, Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox QC MP, has announced his preference to extend the term of Kevin McGinty CBE as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. Mr McGinty’s term is due to finish on 31 March 2019 and the Attorney General wishes to reappoint him for a further two year period.The appointment is subject to scrutiny by the Justice Select Committee. The Attorney General has therefore written to the Chair of the Committee, Bob Neil MP, to explain his intention to extend Mr McGinty’s tenure. The Committee can ask Mr McGinty to take part in a pre-appointment hearing before his position is confirmed.Commenting on the announcement, Attorney General, Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox QC MP said: Commenting on the announcement, Kevin McGinty said: I am delighted at the prospect of continuing as Chief Inspector for a further two years. I want to thank the Attorney General for supporting my mandate to tackle important issues such as CPS performance. The work of HMCPSI is crucial to ensuring the quality of our criminal justice system and I hope to continue delivering high quality inspection programmes. Kevin McGinty curriculum vitae (PDF, 87.8KB, 2 pages) Kevin McGinty CBE was appointed in April 2015 by the previous Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, on a fixed four year term. His current tenure is due to end on 31 March 2019. If extended, Mr McGinty’s tenure would last until March 2021. At this point, it is expected that an external recruitment process to select a new Chief Inspector would be launched by the Attorney General’s Office. A full biography for Mr McGinty is below. I am pleased to announce my intention to extend Mr McGinty’s tenure as Chief Inspector by two years. During his four years as Chief Inspector, Kevin McGinty has proven himself a strong Chief Inspector who is not afraid to tackle the important and difficult issues, such as disclosure of evidence by the police and prosecutors. I hope that the Justice Select Committee will agree with my assessment that Mr McGinty is the right person at the right time to inspect the prosecutors.last_img read more

Helen Whitney to deliver Noble Lectures

first_imgMormons, Trappist monks, gang kids, McCarthy era victims, Pope John Paul II, the mentally ill, presidential candidates, Richard Avedon, 9/11, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Rwandan genocide, forgiveness: a small sampling of the documentary subjects treated by Helen Whitney, who will deliver the Memorial Church’s William Belden Noble Lectures titled “Spiritual Landscapes: A Life in Film” Feb. 27 through 29.Whitney is an award-winning producer, director, and writer of documentaries whose features have aired on PBS, HBO, and ABC. In these lectures, she will talk about her passionate interest in religious experience and her equally passionate fascination with peoples’ lives, especially the lives of outsiders. She will use her films to illustrate and delineate these spiritual landscapes, which have come to define and enliven her life in film.last_img read more