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Posted Feb 8, 2012 Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Office of Public Affairs] Enjoy Cupid’s Harp, a musical video posted by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication from the First Wednesdays At St. John’s Concerts series originating from St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, in Washington, D.C. (Diocese of Washington).Recorded on Wednesday, Feb. 1, Cupid’s Harp features Rebecca Smith, harp, with Michael Lodico, organ.The music video is available on the multimedia page of the Episcopal Church’s website and on the Episcopal Church Facebook page.This program is another in an ongoing series of musical presentations, multimedia offerings and video reports produced by the Office of Communication.About St. John’sLocated across from the White House, St. John’s, Lafayette Square is known as “The Church of the Presidents” and is registered as a national historic landmark. Since its first service in October 1816, every United States president has attended a service at St. John’s. The Rev. Dr. Luis León is rector. Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Rector Tampa, FL 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Cupid’s Harp Concert from St. John’s, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC
Rapidísimas, Junio 6 de 2014 Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ En su discurso inaugural ante la reunión general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) que se celebra en Asunción, Paraguay, el secretario general del organismo internacional José Miguel Insulza pidió “que no se presione ni se sancione” al gobierno de Venezuela añadiendo que la situación en este país “sigue siendo motivo de preocupación” y espera que el diálogo tenga buenos resultados. En otra parte de su discurso elogió la labor de la Unión de Naciones Suramericanas, un grupo paralelo a la OEA formado por inspiración del difunto presidente Hugo Chávez. Un tema que ha generado polémica en el seno de la OEA es la resolución presentada por Brasil en la que se pide “no discriminar” a las personas que tienen una orientación sexual diferente. Hasta el momento sólo Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay y Ecuador han firmado el proyecto de resolución.La sorpresiva abdicación del Rey de España, Juan Carlos I, ha ocupado gran parte de la primera plana de los periódicos del mundo. Se cree que el 18 de junio su hijo Felipe de Borbón, de 46 años, será proclamado rey. Sin embargo, miles de españoles se han reunido en varias ciudades pidiendo el cese de la monarquía y la instauración de una república similar a Francia. Esta decisión se debate en conversaciones personales y en los medios. Los principales observadores piensan que este cambio no tiene posibilidades de triunfar.Aunque en Venezuela han disminuido los actos de protesta, ahora está candente el juicio que se le sigue al opositor Leopoldo López por delitos “que no ha cometido”, según la opinión popular. En un largo alegato la fiscalía acusa a López de instigar los recientes hechos pero no ha podido presentar pruebas. El juicio está plagado de irregularidades, dicen sus abogados a los que no se les ha permitido hablar. Su esposa Lilian Tintori dijo que la fiscalía acusa a “Leopoldo por su discurso político” y añade que él es un preso de conciencia y no un criminal.Kim Jung Wook, un pastor evangélico de Corea del Sur ha sido arrestado en Corea del Norte acusado de espionaje y de establecer iglesias y ha sido condenado a “trabajos forzados de por vida”. El pastor negó los cargos de espionaje.El celibato sacerdotal sigue teniendo actualidad. El papa Francisco ha dicho que “la puerta está abierta para discutir el celibato” pero algunos medios lo han interpretado que será eliminado “mañana mismo”. El papa añadió que “al no ser un dogma de fe” puede modificarse. Sus palabras llegaron después que 26 mujeres italianas pidieron que se hiciera una revisión del celibato porque ellas están enamoradas o conviven con sacerdotes.La visita a Cuba de miembros de la Cámara de Comercio de Estados Unidos ha generado polémicas en varias partes del exilio cubano que se oponen a cualquier contacto con el régimen de La Habana. Algunos líderes del exilio han dicho por los medios que mientras el gobierno de Cuba no “dé señales de cambio” especialmente en relación con los derechos humanos, no puede haber contactos.El ex presidente ecuatoriano Jamil Mahuad que gobernó el país andino en el período 1997-2000 ha sido condenado por la Corte Nacional de Justicia a 12 años de prisión por el delito de malversación de fondos públicos durante la crisis financiera de 1999. La policía internacional busca su paradero. Antes de su búsqueda Mahuad vivía en Estados Unidos e impartía clases en la Universidad de Harvard.Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu ha sido reelecto primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de Japón en un sínodo en Kyoto. Renato Mag-gay Abibico, obispo de Luzón del Norte ha sido electo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal en las Filipinas.La suspensión en sus funciones de Nilton Geise, como secretario general del Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias (CLAI) ha traído consecuencias. El presidente de la Iglesia Evangélica de Confesión Luterana, Néstor Paulo Friedrich, iglesia a la que pertenece Geise, ha expresado su “profunda tristeza” por la acción tomada por la directiva del CLAI y propone la suspensión en sus actividades en el CLAI hasta que se “restablezcan las condiciones necesarias para una saludable, respetuosa y provechosa participación ecuménica en ese organismo”. Friedrich recuerda en un comunicado que su iglesia es miembro constituyente del CLAI y que “siempre apreció y valoró” su trabajo y que le gustaría seguir valorándolo.Ann Davies la simpática empleada doméstica en la serie televisiva “The Brady Bunch” conocida con el nombre artístico de “Alice”, ha fallecido a los 88 años de edad en San Antonio, Texas. Dotada de una profunda fe religiosa Davies se distinguió en diversos proyectos de la Iglesia Episcopal. Por 38 años residió en una comunidad religiosa en la casa del obispo William Frey y su esposa Bárbara. Frey fue obispo de Guatemala en la década de los años 70.VERDAD. La fe sin obras no tiene valor. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Por Onell A. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 April 2006 | News 20 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The scheme will be open for applications on 10th April 2006. Application forms will be available online. A new scheme being launched by The Electoral Commission is inviting applications for grants to engage some of the most disenfranchised people in the UK and to encourage their participation in the democratic process.The Commission will be awarding grants of up to £300,000 over three years for projects that encourage participation among young people outside formal education, people from ethnic minority communities and people with disabilities. The new grants scheme will replace the Commission’s New Initiatives Fund which has funded projects such as Voluntary Action Leicester’s Active Voices – workshops for people with learning disabilities; and CEWC-Cymru’s Training for Democracy project in Wales – supporting teachers and young people in citizenship education. Advertisement Electoral Commission launches grant scheme to encourage involvement in democracy 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.
Each new day brings more front-page headlines about the Flint, Mich., water crisis. The latest outrage is the admission that an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease (a type of pneumonia) occurred shortly after Flint began drawing water from the Flint River in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines an outbreak as two or more cases. From June 2014 until November 2015 there were 87 known cases, resulting in 10 deaths. Only on Jan. 13 did Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announce that an outbreak had been “discovered.” While safe to drink, Legionella are water-borne bacteria that affect the lungs when inhaled as droplets or steam. Even Flint residents who stopped drinking the suspicious water could inhale it while bathing. Others who boiled water to eliminate E. coli bacteria could also have inhaled Legionella. E. coli was one of the first contaminants detected in the water after the switch away from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD).Marc Edwards, University of Virginia professor and water safety expert whose research confirmed that toxic levels of lead in the water were caused by a failure to add anti-corrosion chemicals to the Flint River water, says that the lapse also caused the Legionnaires’ outbreak. “The general idea,” he explained, “is that the lack of corrosion control in the Flint system ate up the disinfectant, the chlorine that’s normally put in the water to kill these bacteria, and it also caused the release of iron to the water.” These two factors allowed Legionella to grow. (Michigan Radio, Jan. 14)That amounts to murder.The chemicals that could have prevented both the Legionnaires’ outbreak and the lead poisoning emergency would have cost about $100 a month.The children of Flint who have lead poisoning will suffer lifelong damage. For over a year, city and state officials told their parents that the water was safe to drink and use for bathing. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician from Hurley Medical Center, was met with derision when she presented findings on Sept. 24 of elevated lead levels in children she tested. ‘A population-wide exposure’Now the truth is inescapable: The entire Flint population has been exposed to lead-contaminated water, with levels high above the 15 parts per billion that the federal government deems “cause for concern.” “This is a population-wide exposure,” explained Hanna-Attisha. (Detroit News, Jan. 15)All of the 9,000 children under six, the most vulnerable age group, are assumed to be affected. Lead poisoning affects young brains, impeding intellectual development and causing behavioral disorders. It occurs disproportionately in poor, especially Black and Brown children, who often live in older buildings with lead-based paint. The resulting disabilities put them on a fast track in the “school-to-prison pipeline.” In Michigan, a young African American with a disability is 25 times more likely to end up in prison than a white youth with no perceived disabilities. The medical costs of early intervention, which can minimize the damage done by lead, are astronomical.An unknown number of older children and adults will also suffer. Lead can cause hearing and memory loss, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and nerve and digestive disorders. There are concerns about whether inmates housed at the Genesee County Jail were given safe drinking water.Officials appointed by Gov. Snyder to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality had stated that anti-corrosion chemicals were unnecessary. The pipes are now corroded beyond repair. It will cost $1.5 billion to repair Flint’s water infrastructure. On Jan. 5, Gov. Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint due to forceful community pressure. He “mobilized” the Michigan National Guard, said the media, but only seven soldiers were deployed to deliver bottled water and filtration supplies to 100,000 people in need. The door-to-door campaign is barely underway. People who don’t have cars are walking or bicycling a mile or more to water pick-up sites and then carrying cases of water home in bitter cold. On Jan. 16, President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency, pledging $5 million — a drop in the bucket — in federal aid.There is mass concern and outrage. Water rights’ activists and unions are delivering water to Flint. Some Flint residents have filed a class action lawsuit demanding the governor and 13 other state and city officials be tried for negligence; the suit also seeks damages. The water crises in Flint and Detroit, where tens of thousands of households have no water or face shutoffs, have united water rights’ activists in both cities. Dozens of Detroiters have attended rallies in Flint. Activists from around Michigan occupied the State House rotunda on Jan. 13.Celebrities like Cher, who drew headlines suggesting Snyder deserved the firing squad, and Flint native Michael Moore have spoken out. Moore blasted Snyder at a Jan. 16 rally in Flint. Cher and Moore have donated water. The militant activism of Flint group Water You Fighting For made public the city’s water crisis. These activists brought a delegation to Detroit’s Martin Luther King march on Jan. 18. “Nobody should have to be living like this,” declared Kerry Wheeler, a mother of an 11-year-old. (Detroit Free Press, Jan. 17)Flint, Detroit and the banksThe other new outrage is that Flint will begin shutting off water to some 1,800 households that are behind in their water bills. Some residents refuse, on principle, to pay for water they cannot drink or use for washing. Others cannot afford the high rates — the highest in Michigan — when they have to buy bottled water. None of the purported $12 million saved annually by unhooking from Detroit’s water system was passed on to water users. All of Genesee County, encompassing Flint and its suburbs, will eventually join the new Karegnondi Water Authority that will bypass Detroit and draw water directly from Lake Huron. Only Flint was switched to the polluted Flint River in 2014, while the rest of the county stayed with Detroit’s water system. When Gov. Snyder finally ordered Flint to reconnect to Detroit’s water supply in October, the damage had already been done. A spin on why Flint’s emergency manager decided to drop DWSD early is that Detroit was raising water fees to fund its post-bankruptcy turnaround. All of the outlying town governments that purchase water from DWSD, including Flint, buy it at wholesale and sell it at retail, generating funds for budgetary items. But when rates go up, Detroit is scapegoated. This pits two of Michigan’s poorest cities — both with an African-American majority and a poverty rate near 40 percent — against one another. Both city budgets, including funds allocated to water departments, are drowning in obligations to bondholders. Flint’s water debt is around $20 million, with $2.2 million due each year to the banks. Now this predatory debt is being used to justify the shutoffs! Kristen Moore, Flint’s public relations director, wrote, “Per state law, the city must set rates and charges for the city’s water system in order to provide revenue sufficient to maintain ongoing operations and maintenance of its system as well as payment of outstanding bond payment obligations.” (Detroit News, Jan. 15)Public Act 436, the law granting broad executive powers to governor-appointed emergency managers to oversee cities and school districts in financial distress, mandates that banks be paid before any other budgetary items are considered.The racist looting of Detroit’s assets, carried out by Snyder-appointed Emergency Manager Kevin Orr during the city’s bankruptcy in 2014, includes the absorption of DWSD into the suburb-dominated Great Lakes Water Authority. Detroit’s water department still owes billions of dollars to the banks, including $537 million in fraudulent interest rate swaps. DWSD’s loss of Flint, its largest customer, as ordered by another governor appointee, is part of the plan to undermine DWSD and make it ripe for takeover by the GLWA, which is a potential bridge to privatization.Veolia Corporation, named as a “cost-cutting consultant” to the GLWA, has set itself up to appear as a rescuer of the troubled water departments of Detroit and Flint. This French-based transnational company is involved in everything from mass transit to water to helping polluters cover their tracks, and specializes in austerity. In March 2015 Flint’s emergency manager ordered the city to pay Veolia $40,000 for a 160-hour study of the city’s water issues. Residents had complained for almost a year about rashes, hair loss and other health issues. Veolia recommended $3 million in chemical additives and filtration improvements after a spike in trihalomethanes (THMs) violated the federal Clean Water Act. The rise in THMs, carcinogens that cause genetic mutations and miscarriages, was caused by the use of chemicals to kill E. coli. Veolia recommended anti-corrosive chemicals — but only to treat “aesthetic” concerns about the water’s foul color, odor and taste. The possibility of lead poisoning and Legionnaires’ disease due to the water’s corrosive quality was not mentioned in Veolia’s report. The 11-page, $40,000 document ignored the obvious: Go back to Detroit’s water system. Veolia should pay for its role in poisoning Flint. Instead, Veolia is in a prime position to win a lucrative water contract in both Flint and Detroit. Flint cannot pay for a new water infrastructure, and Detroit’s water department is billions of dollars in debt. A case against capitalismTry as they might, all the governor’s men and women can’t put things back together again. The whole world knows of their crimes. The fight for water justice won’t be won, however, by causing a few politicians’ heads to roll. Ultimately, the poisoning of Flint was caused by the capitalist system that puts profits ahead of people and the environment. The Flint River was a pristine flowing river from the time of the glacier melts about 10,000 years ago. It was Flint’s water source until 1966. By then it had become so polluted that Flint had to turn to Detroit for water access. How was this allowed? There was no mass environmental movement, and the Environmental Protection Agency had not yet been established. Flint was General Motors’ birthplace and still beholden to the auto corporation. Who was going to stop GM from dumping industrial waste into the Flint River? GM has left a 100-year legacy, where their now-closed plants once stood, of arsenic, chromium, mercury, lead, solvents and other toxins that will take centuries to dissolve. The auto corporation’s 2009 bankruptcy relieved the new GM of any obligation to clean up “Old GM’s” mess. If cash-starved Flint needed to cut costs and draw water from a river which is still badly polluted, who has impoverished the city? When GM closed nine of its 10 Flint plants, the city lost its prime source of tax revenue. Foreclosures caused by predatory lending have eroded property tax income. Debt to the banks is eating away at the city’s budget. This is all because of the capitalists’ golden rule: profits first!The poisoning of Flint was due to a convergence of economic and environmental devastation that — like the presence of lead in the water supply — was entirely preventable. It is not the first time a community has been poisoned by capitalist greed and austerity. Only a socialist revolution can make it the last.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award #CarterBoys19 was ranked as the No. 33 class in the country. Photo courtesy @TCUFootball on twitter Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Previous articleStrain of government shutdown eased by local businessesNext articleMiller’s floater at the buzzer gives Horned Frogs win over Cowboys Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt This speed was headlined in the running back position, where the Horned Frogs added two polished recruits. Four-star Daimarqua Foster is the No. 3 ranked back in Texas and was named the AP Class 4A player of the year during his senior season. Joining Foster is Newton’s Darwin Barlow, who helped lead his team to back-to-back state titles. “We felt like we got two of the best in the state of Texas and in the country with Darwin Barlow and Daimarqua Foster,” Patterson said. Patterson also noted the speed attributes of defensive backs Tony Wallace, Kee’yon Stewart and Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson. All three are above 160 pounds, giving them a physical advantage along with their speed. Out of state talentThree of the team’s top four recruits, according to the 247Sports rankings, are from outside of Texas. Patterson attributed the team’s success outside of the state to the program’s respect level in places like Iowa, Ohio and Kansas. “To be honest with you, we have more respect outside the state of Texas than we do in,” he said. “If you want to be simple about it. We lose the arms race.”He pointed to the enrollment rates at Texas and Texas A&M, and the fact that almost half of TCU’s student body is from outside of the state. “The respect factor of kids because every day in school they don’t have 2000 kids telling them why would you go to TCU?” he said of out-of-state recruits. “I can tell you, you need to come look at our facilities. You need to come see how we play the game.”No matter the state, Patterson will continue to find talent and develop it into productive collegiate and pro players. The coach has a knack for turning lower ranked players into stars, and he said that this class, like all others, will have some surprises. The team kicks off the 2019 season against Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Aug. 31. Linkedin Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall As for linebackers, Patterson highlighted Dylan Jordan and Dee Winters as athletic and speed-oriented guys that fit the TCU mold of being safety-linebacker hybrids. Both Jordan and Winters played running back, safety and linebacker in high school. “Our kind of linebacker: a guy that can go run,” Patterson said. Garret Wallow and Travin Howard are two of the most recent examples of Patterson products that fit the same mold and became extremely productive in the TCU defense. Garett Wallow has found production as a hybrid safety-linebacker. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Speed“One of the best speed classes that we’ve ever recruited when you just look at the whole group,” Patterson said of the 2019 class. print#CarterBoys19 was ranked as the No. 33 class in the country. Photo courtesy @TCUFootball on twitterThe 2019 signing class was typical Gary Patterson: consisting of players that fill needs and likely have more stars from the coaching staff than they do the recruiting rankings. The team closed the door on the class yesterday with the signing of seven more players, rounding out a group of 29 that includes seven transfers. The class finished at No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 33 in the nation and included three four-star prospects. The team added 29 new players during the early singing and normal signing period. Photo courtesy: TCUFootball on twitterIt’s a usual TCU class,” said Patterson. “Filled needs. Find a couple guys that are kind of surprises. Really happy with the class.” Filling NeedsPatterson said the team was focused on filling needs, specifically at quarterback, defensive line and linebacker. Graduate transfer quarterback Alex Delton joins the Horned Frogs after four years at Kansas State, where he was voted team captain his senior season despite never being the full-time starter. “I really liked the things that were said about Alex Delton from what his teammates said: team captain, competitor,” Patterson said. Joining Delton in the class is four-star Max Duggan from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Duggan enrolled this January and was ranked as the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the country.Always defensive-minded under Patterson, the team’s 29 new recruits include 18 players on that side of the ball. Eight of those were on the defensive line, including two transfers. “We look for speed guys and we look for power guys, we don’t look for the same guys at that position,” Patterson said of defensive line. “When you play different teams, you need to have different guys on the edges.”Patterson noted the explosiveness of guys like four-star defensive end Karter Johnson. Twitter ReddIt + posts Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Benton McDonald Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams
Linkedin NewsCrime & CourtGardai investigating agricultural thefts in County LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 23, 2016 781 Advertisement Facebook Email Print GARDAI in County Limerick are investigating a number of thefts from agricultural and farm premises where high value items were stolen.A maroon and white coloured double-axle horsebox was stolen from a farmyard at Parkmore, Shanagolden between midnight on Sunday and Tuesday morning last.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Separately at Gortnadroma in Shanagolden, another item of farming equipment was stolen sometime during the day last Friday.It is described as a “Hoof Pairing Crate” and is described a specialist and expensive piece of agricultural machinery.Overnight on Thursday/Friday last, 300 litres of diesel fuel were stolen from a farm premises at Ballypierce in Newcastle West while on Wednesday, two horse rugs were stolen from horses grazing on lands at Mainistir, Croom in County Limerick.Anyone with information can contact Gardai at Newcastle West on 069 20650 or 1800 666 111. Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNeville hits out at high cost of car insuranceNext articleLimerick plays key role in Social Democrats’ mental health manifesto Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
March 30, 2016 996 Views Watchdog Chides FHFA for Lack of Oversight Previous: Mortgages Are No Longer the Most Complained-About Product to CFPB Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 3/31/2016 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Watchdog Chides FHFA for Lack of Oversight Share Save The FHFA’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which is in its eighth year, remains a contentious one in the housing industry. The issue recently returned to the surface after FHFA director Mel Watt in February expressed concern over the GSEs’ lack of capital buffer and the risk it poses to taxpayers.This week, the Office of the Inspector General for the FHFA (FHFA OIG) issued a report saying the FHFA had exercised “little oversight” of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s compliance with conservatorship directives during an 18-month period from January 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.According to the report, then-FHFA Inspector General testified in December 2011 and in April 2013 that FHFA “had not proactively overseen Enterprise compliance with its conservatorship directives to ensure that their purposes were achieve.” The purpose of the evaluation was to examine whether the FHFA, as conservator of the Enterprises, had significantly enhanced that oversight. The OIG reported after the evaluation that “little had changed” during the 18-month period as far as the FHFA’s oversight of the Enterprises’ compliance with conservatorship directives.The FHFA had issued 231 conservatorship directives of differing scope and value as of October 2015 that were evaluated in three separate categories for the purpose of the OIG’s evaluation:Directions to one or both of the Enterprises to take a specific action (includes 46 of the directives). An example would be a directive to Fannie Mae to appoint a specific person as chairman of its board.Directions to the Enterprises to collaborate with each other under the FHFA’s direction to develop a specific initiative (includes 59 of the directives). An example is directing the Enterprises to work together to resolve issues related to the Common Securitization Platform.Directions to the Enterprises to implement specific policies or programs that FHFA developed independently or in collaboration with the Enterprises or other regulators (includes 126 of the directives). An example would be the Enterprises’ direction to participate in Treasury’s Making Home Affordable Program, which includes foreclosure prevention programs such as the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)The OIG found that one Enterprise shared compliance reports with each quarter on the status of the directives, but the reports were “of very limited value” due to “inaccuracies and incomplete information.” The OIG reported that the other Enterprise did not provide any written compliance reports to the FHFA and as of the end of the testing period, was “still building a formal directive compliance program and had yet to complete directive testing.”Based on those findings and others, the OIG concluded that “in large measure, FHFA, as conservator, exercised little oversight of the Enterprises’ compliance with conservatorship directives and relied on the Enterprises to self-report concerns, questions, and operational issues with implementation and compliance.” The watchdog further noted that “We intend to monitor FHFA’s oversight of Enterprise implementation of and compliance with conservatorship directives and will subsequently test whether additional reporting from the Enterprises has enhanced FHFA’s oversight of Enterprise implementation of and compliance with conservatorship directives.”Click here to view the FHFA OIG’s full report. Conservatorships Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac 2016-03-30 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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The occurrence of fish in the diet of the Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) at Bird Island, South Georgia was investigated by analysis of fish otoliths in scats (faeces) collected during late May to early November 1983. Of the 55 scats examined, 49 contained fish remains, and 45 contained fish otoliths. Ten fish species were represented by 415 otoliths, and 33 otoliths were too digested to be identified unequivocally. Fish size was estimated from otolith size based on published allometric equations. Four coastal notothenioid fishes dominated the fish component of the diet: Champsocephalus gunnari and Gobionotothen gibberifrons each comprised about 40% of the total fish mass; Chaenocephalus aceratus was ranked third by mass and the smaller Lepidonotothen larseni occurred in one quarter of the scats but was of lower importance in terms of mass. The length-frequency distribution of C. gunnari landed by the commercial fishery in October 1982 to June 1983 is similar to that which comprised the bulk of the diet in the present study. Compared with recent studies on the fish component of the diet in the literature, the dominance of C. gunnari is generally similar, however, there was a greater proportion of G. gibberifrons during the 1983 winter and spring than reported for recent winters.