Atlanta diocese elects Robert C. Wright to be 10th bishop

first_img Submit a Job Listing By ENS staffPosted Jun 2, 2012 Bishop Elections, June 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm I had the honor of being a classmate of Rob Wright at Virgina Theological Seminary. I remember him fondly as a particpant in a seminar on Reinhold Niebuhr. A very blessed choice. The Diocese has chosen wisely. Peter Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ House of Bishops, 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 June 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm Congratulation to Rev. Robert Christopher Johnson says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN June 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm Congratulation and God Speed in this new phase of your ministry This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm Congratulations to the Bishop -Elect Robert Wright. I am so proud of you. Will be there in October. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Peter Spalding says: June 4, 2012 at 11:37 pm Congratulations to the Very Rev. Robert Wright on this well-deserved appointment as bishop-elect of the Atlanta diocese. His natural flair for leadership and his unique ability to make scripture infinitely clear and relevant is good news for the future of the Episcopal Church. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ann Hobbs says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Very Rev. Robert C. Wright[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Robert C. Wright was elected on June 2 to be the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.Wright, 48, rector of St. Paul’s Church, Atlanta, was elected on the third ballot out of a field of six nominees. He received 185 votes of 291 cast in the lay order and 90 of 172 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 146 in the lay order and 87 in the clergy order.Ballot-by-ballot results were posted here.The election was held at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. Wright was present and stepped to the lectern to accept his election, according to the diocese’s Twitter feed.Wright was elected to succeed Bishop J. Neil Alexander, who was elected in 2001. At the time of his election, Alexander was a professor at the University of the South School of Theology and priest in charge of St. Agnes’ Church in Cowan, Tennessee.Upon his resignation as diocesan bishop he will become professor of liturgics and head the Department for Anglican Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta this fall.Because the election occurred within 120 days of the start of the 77th meeting of General Convention in Indianapolis July 4-12, Episcopal Church canons provide (in Canon III.11.3) for the required consents to be sought from the bishops and deputies at convention.Assuming that consent is received, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is scheduled to ordain Wright as the 10th bishop of Atlanta on Oct. 13, also at the Cathedral of St. Philip.Wright has been rector at St. Paul’s since July 2002. Prior to that, he was canon pastor and vicar for two years at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, where he was chaplain at the Cathedral School for two years before that. Wright served as a U. S. Navy helicopter crew chief and search and rescue diver from 1982 to 1987. He then worked in organizations that serve youth in the Washington, D.C. area, including the Children’s Defense Fund, and served two mayors of Washington DC as a child advocate.He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1998 and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching at the University of the South. He and his wife Beth-Sarah are parents to five children. His resume is here.The other nominees were:* the Rev. George F. Adamik, 58, rector, St. Paul’s Church, Cary, North Carolina (Diocese of North Carolina);* the Rev. Michael A. Bird, 44, rector, Christ Church, Bronxville, New York (Diocese of New York);* the Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler, 55, dean, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia (Diocese of Atlanta);* the Rev. Martha N. Macgill, 54, rector, Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland (Diocese of Maryland); and* the Rev. Canon James H. Pritchett, 55, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Western North Carolina.More information on all the candidates is here.With more than 50,000 members in 26,000 households, the Diocese of Atlanta is the ninth largest of the 110 dioceses of the Episcopal Church. Peggy Shaw says: Toni Daniels says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem June 4, 2012 at 9:44 am Winds of change, how refreshing. This is an exciting time for us Episcopalians. June 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm Congratulations to Bishop-Elect Robert Wright! Delois Ward says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Atlanta diocese elects Robert C. Wright to be 10th bishop Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC June 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm Congratulations to the Bishop-Elect, all other nominees! Thanksgiving and prayers for Bishop J. NeilAlexander and the Diocese. Brian D. Poe, Esq. says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel June 3, 2012 at 10:23 am Congratulations to the Diocese of Atlanta and to you Rev. Robert Wright Bishop – Elect. Blessings and thanksgiving to all the nominees and may you, Bishop Alexander have an edifying journey at Emory. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC center_img June 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm Congratulations Rob! Press Release Service Submit a Press Release David D. Cutting says: Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Wm Thomas Martin says: June 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm Congratulations, blessings and best wishes to Bishop-Elect the Very Rev. Robert Wright. May God continually bless and keep you in his care. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI People The Very Rev. Gilberto A. “Tony” Hinds says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ June 3, 2012 at 4:34 am Bishop-Elect Wright is also a member of our Board of Trustees at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta. We are very proud! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Very Rev. Walter Brownridge says: Rev. Lester V Mackenzie says: 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (14) 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 Comments are closed. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rev. Dr. Kesner Ajax Diocese of Haiti Partnership program says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Vicki (Williams) Romero says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis June 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm I rejoice with the whole Diocese of Atlanta in the election of Robert Wright as the Tenth Bishop of the Diocese. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA June 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm As someone who got to work directly with Robert Wright when he was our Vicar at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and I was one of the Wardens, I take great joy in knowing that one of the great pastors of the church has been recognized. Congratulations to Rob and best wishes and familial blessings from our Diocese to yours. Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

Canada urged keep up pressure on Tehran after Newsweek correspondent’s release

first_img After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News News RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Maziar Bahari, a journalist with dual Canadian and Iranian citizenship who is Newsweek’s Iran correspondent, was freed on bail on 17 October, two days after UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon released a damning report on the human rights situation in Iran. The Iranian authorities are nonetheless still refusing to provide any information about Hossein Derakhshan, a blogger with dual Canadian and Iranian citizenship who has been held for nearly a year.“Bahari’s release should not divert attention from the fact that 31 other journalists and bloggers, including Derakhshan, are still detained in Iran,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Canada and the entire international community must redouble efforts to get the Iranian authorities to free all the imprisoned journalists. Ban Ki-Moon’s recent report confirms that the human rights situation has deteriorated considerably.”Bahari was freed on payment of 300 million toman (250,000 euros) of bail after 120 days in Tehran’s Evin prison. He is still awaiting trial. The Canadian government expressed “great relief” at the news of his release. March 18, 2021 Find out more News February 25, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran Arrested at his Tehran home on 21 June, Bahari appeared in court on 1 August at the start of a show trial of people accused of organising or participating in the demonstrations that followed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection earlier that month.The indictment that was read out in court by the deputy prosecutor, accusing the defendants of “participating in the riots, acting against national security, disturbing public order and committing acts of vandalism,” cited confessions extracted from Bahari and a “spy who travelled to Israel.” It is believed this could have been a reference to Derakhshan. IranMiddle East – North Africa center_img to go further October 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canada urged keep up pressure on Tehran after Newsweek correspondent’s release Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information Derakhshan was arrested on 1 November 2008 after being summoned before a Tehran revolutionary court. Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote to Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the head of the judicial system, later that month asking him to confirm Derakhshan’s arrest and give the official reasons.Reporters Without Borders was recently told by friends and relatives of Derakhshan that he is still being held by Revolutionary guards. A trumped-up charge of “insulting government leaders and Islam’s holy texts” seems to have been brought against him although he clearly defended not only the Islamic revolution’s principles but also President Ahmadinejad’s policies.In a report released on 15 October, the UN secretary-general said he was “deeply troubled” by reports of excessive force, arbitrary arrests and possible torture in the suppression of protests over the disputed Iranian presidential election, and he urged the government and the opposition to peacefully resolve their differences through dialogue and legal means. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alertslast_img read more

New Spectrum Store Opens in Pasadena

first_imgBusiness News New Spectrum Store Opens in Pasadena Will Serve Customers While Adhering to Health and Safety Guidelines STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 11:01 am More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe STAFF REPORT 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. HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News 51 recommended1 commentShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Charter Communications, Inc. announced Thursday the opening of new Spectrum Stores in Pasadena and Hollywood. The Spectrum stores give locals a convenient option for adding or managing their Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile or Voice services.“Our Spectrum stores team is here to help our local customers who need support in getting and staying connected during these uncertain times,” said Pattie Eliason, Group Vice President, Spectrum Stores & Retail. “They are working to make our new stores in Pasadena and Hollywood safe, convenient environments to add or manage services, shop for devices and accessories or make payments, while ensuring we adhere to current local and state health and safety guidelines.”The new stores listed below are open Mondays through Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.• 300 East Colorado, Suite 142, Pasadena, CA 91101• 6200 West Hollywood Blvd., Suite 144, Los Angeles, CA 90028To help protect the safety of customers and employees, and in accordance with CDC guidelines and state and local orders, social distancing is required in the store, with occupancy of the store managed by store employees. Spectrum stores are cleaned and disinfected regularly, with frequent cleaning of high-touch areas and hand sanitizer available throughout the store.The new Spectrum stores offer the latest devices and accessories compatible with Spectrum Mobile, including access to “next-generation 5G service” where available.Along with sampling and ordering Spectrum services, customers also can complete a variety of transactions at the store, including account payments and upgrading or exchanging equipment. Spectrum has opened 45 new and remodeled stores in Southern California in the past two years.Information on Spectrum store locations can be found online along with more information about Spectrum products and services. 24-hour customer assistance is always available at 1-855-707-7328.More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newslast_img read more

Photos: Mary Immaculate College conferring ceremonies

first_imgPrint No repro FeeAoife Connolly of Ballina/ Killaloe and Emma O Brien of Killaloe Clare after graduating in Arts with All Ireland Winner Cian Lynch (Cian graduated in Arts) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur 1 of 22 No Repro Fee• Pictured at the recent Mary Immaculate College conferring ceremonies was Dr Síle Ní Choincheannain from Kilkee, with Dr Cillian McHugh from Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, both of whom were conferred with doctorate awards as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 WhatsApp No Repro Fee• Pictured at the recent Mary Immaculate College conferring ceremonies was Dr Godfrey Katumba originally from Uganda but now of Limerick with his niece Sarah Nabulime alos from Uganda. The title of his thesis was Solemn Communion: A Critical Examination of the Current Practices Surrounding the Completion of Christian Initiation in Masaka Diocese, Uganda, East Africa. Dr Katumba was one of 12 graduates to be conferred with a doctorate award as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeAll Ireland Winners Cian Lynch (after graduating in Arts ) and Aaron Gillane with President of MIC Professor Eugene Wall at Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No Repro FeePictured at the recent Mary Immaculate College, Limerick conferring ceremonies was Dr Emma Fisher, Dr Sandra Aline Wagner and Dr Caitríona Breathnach all of whom were conferred with doctorate awards as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No Repro Fee• Proving it’s never too late to learn is Dr Derek Mulcahy Mungret, Co. Limerick, who was awarded a doctorate in history at the recent Mary Immaculate College conferring ceremonies. Dr Mulcahy returned to College as mature student in 2011 when he completed the Foundation Certificate for Mature Learners. Following this he completed a BA in History and English before undertaking a PhD in History. The title of his thesis was The Evolution of Limerick City’s Fife and Drum Band Tradition, 1840 to 1935. Dr Mulcahy was one of 12 graduates to be conferred with a doctorate award as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeClare Girls Emily Guilfoyle – Meelick , Alana Clancy from Shannon who graduated in ECCE and Emma O Brien from Killaloe (Arts) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeRobyn O Brien from Caherdavin, Limerick (Early Childhood Care Education) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur NewsEducationPhotosPhotos: Mary Immaculate College conferring ceremoniesBy Staff Reporter – October 25, 2018 3188 No repro FeeEmily Guilfoyle of Meelick Clare, Alana Clancy of Shannon, Clare, Edel Henderson of Sligo and Aisling McNamara of Kilkishen , Clare after graduating in Early Childhood Care Education from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeEmily Guilfoyle (Early Childhood Care Education) of Meelick, Clare with All Ireland Hurling Winners Aaron Gillane and Cian Lynch (Arts) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeClare Girls Emily Guilfoyle – Meelick , Alana Clancy from Shannon who graduated in ECCE and Emma O Brien from Killaloe (Arts) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur TAGSeducationMary Immaculate Collegephotos No repro FeeClionadh Buckley from Cappawhite Tipperary after graduating in Early Chilghood Care Education after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today, with mam Maria Buckley and Gran Teresa McCarthy as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeMichael O Gorman of Shannagolden (Masters of Theology) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian ArthurMARY Immaculate College today saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which. Twitter No repro FeeLimerick Girls Robyn O Brien – Caherdavin, Alsiion Collins Lisnagry and Sallyanne Barry of Ballysimon after graduating in Early Childhood Care Education from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No Repro Fee• Pictured at the recent Mary Immaculate College conferring ceremonies was Dr Cillian McHugh from Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare (centre) with his supervisors Dr Eric Igou (L) and Dr Elaine Kinsella and Dr Marek McGann (R).The title of his thesis was “It’s Wrong But I Can’t Explain Why!” Moral Dumbfounding and Moral Judgements: How Failure to Justify Moral Judgements can Inform our Understanding of How they are Made. Dr McHugh was one of 12 graduates to be conferred with a doctorate award as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeEmily Guilfoyle (Early Childhood Care Education) of Meelick, Clare with All Ireland Hurling Winners Aaron Gillane and Cian Lynch (Arts) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air No repro FeeStephen Hackett – Dooradoyle , Conor Deery – Raheen, Christian Dunford – Raheen , and all of Sixilebridge Aidan Whelan , Brian Corry and Thomas Lackin after graduating in Arts from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste No Repro Fee• Pictured at the recent Mary Immaculate College conferring ceremonies was Dr Síle Ní Choincheannain from Kilkee, Co Clare. The title of her thesis was An tÚrscéal Stairiúil sa Ghaeilge, 1993-2013. Dr Síle Ní Choincheannain, who is currently teaching in Ottawa, was one of 12 graduates to be conferred with a doctorate award as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeAll Ireland Winners Cian Lynch (after graduating in Arts ) and Aaron Gillane with President of MIC Professor Eugene Wall at Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur Facebook Linkedin Email Previous articleGAFF’s Celebrating Limerick PlaywrightsNext articlePhotos: After Dark – the launch of Limerick to Hollywood Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement No repro FeeMichael O Gorman of Shannagolden (Masters of Theology) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No repro FeeClionadh Buckley from Cappawhite Tipperary after graduating in Early Chilghood Care Education from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste No repro FeeMichael O Gorman of Shannagolden (Masters of Theology) after graduating from Mary Immaculate College today as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthur No Repro Fee• Pictured at the recent Mary Immaculate College, Limerick conferring ceremonies was Dr Emma Fisher and Dr Sandra Aline Wagner both of of whom were conferred with doctorate awards as part of the three-day conferring ceremonies which saw almost 2,000 students from 30 counties, 7 countries and 4 continents conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30 plus programmes.Pic. Brian Arthurlast_img read more

The Latest: Fauci: Watch Super Bowl at home with household

first_imgLocal NewsBusinessUS News The Latest: Fauci: Watch Super Bowl at home with household By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp People wait in a queue to conduct rapid tests for the COVID-19 in Athens on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The last week Greek authorities reimposed new lockdown restrictions in greater Athens but the next 48 hours will determine whether necessitating the immediate implementation of tougher measures to shield the National Health System from further stresses. WhatsApp Previous articleDiageo North America Establishes Innovative Program With HBCUs to Develop Future Leaders and Help Shape a More Equitable SocietyNext articleAccenture Makes Strategic Investment in Touchcast Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Citigroup Announces Effect of Settlement on Q2 Earnings

first_img Share Save Citigroup Announces Effect of Settlement on Q2 Earnings About Author: Derek Templeton July 14, 2014 950 Views Tagged with: Citigroup Quarterly Earnings Report Settlement Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Derek Templeton is an attorney based in Dallas, Texas. He practices in the areas of real estate, financial services, and general corporate transactional law. His experience includes time as an Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Small Business Administration and as General Counsel for a nonprofit organization in Dallas. A self-avowed “policy junkie,” he has a keen interest in the effect that evolving federal policy has on the mortgage, default servicing, and greater housing industries. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Previous: Fed Considers Ending Stimulus Program Next: Assurant Names Cooper Managing Directorcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Citigroup’s second-quarter profits took a major hit as the bank announced a settlement with the government to resolve securities claims.Citi released its quarterly earnings report Monday morning, posting net profit of $181 million—a decline of 96 percent compared to earnings of $4.2 billion a year ago.The second quarter’s results include a $3.8 billion charge related to a $7.0 billion settlement with the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Working Group, also announced early Monday. The announcement comes on the heels of reports last week that Citigroup was poised to settle all RMBS related claims with the Department of Justice (DOJ), several state Attorneys General, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).Under the terms of the agreement, the bank will pay a total of $4.5 billion in cash, including a $4 billion payment to the Justice Department and $500 million in payments to state attorneys general and FDIC. The remaining $2.5 billion will be provided through consumer relief by the end of 2018.“This historic penalty is appropriate given the strength of the evidence of the wrongdoing committed by Citi,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.  “The bank’s activities contributed mightily to the financial crisis that devastated our economy in 2008.  Taken together, we believe the size and scope of this resolution goes beyond what could be considered the mere cost of doing business.  Citi is not the first financial institution to be held accountable by this Justice Department, and it will certainly not be the last.”The settlement brings to any real claims and investigations into Citi’s RMBS and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) issued, structured, or underwritten between 2003 and 2008.In a statement, Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat said that with the agreement, Citi has now resolved “substantially all” of its legacy RMBS and CDO litigation. “We believe that this settlement is in the best interests of our shareholders, and allows us to move forward and to focus on the future, not the past,” Corbat said.Even removing the settlement charge, Citi’s Q2 earnings would have come to $3.9 billion, short of last year but in line with Q1’s results.The bank’s North American Global Consumer Banking income came to $1.1 billion, “broadly flat” from last year as lower operating expenses, a decline in net credit losses, and a higher loan loss reserve helped offset lower revenues stemming from waning mortgage refinancing activity. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Citigroup Quarterly Earnings Report Settlement 2014-07-14 Tory Barringer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Citigroup Announces Effect of Settlement on Q2 Earnings Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Repair works to take place on Redcastle to Gleneely road this week

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Pinterest Donegal County Council have issued a notice of Temporary Road Closure to allow essential repair work to be carried out this week.The Redcastle to Gleneely Road (L1411) from its junction with the Tullynavinn Road (L6291) to its junction with the Moneydarragh Road will be closed from Tuesday 19th May until Thursday 21st May, from 7am to 7pm. Previous articleGardai observe increase in reports of scam Revenue messages receivedNext articleMan airlifted from Rossnowlagh Beach this morning News Highland Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Repair works to take place on Redcastle to Gleneely road this week Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 17, 2020 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Police spot potential ‘persons of interest’ in attack on Jussie Smollett after surveillance video found

first_imgTheo Wargo/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago police announced they have located surveillance video showing potential persons of interest in an alleged attack on “Empire” actor and singer Jussie Smollett.Investigators are looking to question the men seen in the video, which was found Wednesday, Chicago Police Department Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi announced on Twitter. A Chicago Police spokesperson told ABC News the video shows two people walking in the general area of where Smollett was at the time of the attack. The video does not show the assault, the spokesperson said.The department plans on sending an alert out to the community asking if the public recognizes the two unknown people, but the quality of the video is not great, the spokesperson said.Police are continuing to investigate and search for the two men allegedly involved in what they call “a potential racially-charged hate crime” against Smollett.The brutal attack against the “Empire” star took place around 2 a.m. Tuesday and the 36-year-old actor was subsequently hospitalized and released, local authorities said. Smollett has been cooperating with local authorities to find the men he says attacked him, shouting racial and homophobic slurs at him in the process.In addition to being attacked, Smollett told police Tuesday that the men also poured “an unknown chemical substance” on him, possibly bleach, and wrapped a rope around his neck. The rope was still around Smollett’s neck when he was found, officials said.“As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, detectives canvassed and reviewed hundreds of hours of video and have now expanded the search area along the Chicago riverfront, hoping to find video to be able to release a public description of the offenders,” a Chicago Police Department spokesperson told ABC News early Wednesday.“Unfortunately, thus far we have not found any helpful information on a suspect or a suspect’s vehicle to be able to share.” “We are taking this investigation very seriously and detective teams will broaden our search area and work around the clock to look for video on traffic cameras, CTA buses and neighboring thoroughfares which could have captured the offender’s movements,” the police spokesperson added, referring to the Chicago Transit Authority. “The victim in this case is cooperating fully with detectives and our investigation continues.”On Tuesday, an earlier alleged threat to Smollett, in the form of a letter, drawing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into a probe of the letter threat, the spokesman confirmed to ABC News.The letter allegedly threatening Smollett before the attack was sent to the Fox television studio in Chicago on Jan. 22, police said. The letter contained threatening language and was laced with a powdery substance that investigators believe was likely just crushed-up Tylenol.In an interview with “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, “Empire” co-star Terrence Howard said a production manager notified the cast about the attack in a meeting on set Tuesday.“Jaws dropped to the ground,” Howard said, recalling the emergency cast meeting. “And then when we learned that there had been letters sent to Fox as threats about the potential for something like this and then we became much more frightened.”“As far as I know, for 17 hours a day, Jussie Smollett is my son,” Howard said. “So you’re feeling this helplessness, this hopelessness that your children — the people that you love — aren’t safe,” he added.The actor said Fox boosted security on set in the wake of the incident and offered each cast member 24-hour personal security.“It was offered up today that we could have 24-hour security. Someone parked in front of our house during the evening, someone to drive us, or to follow us to and from work,” Howard told “GMA.”Other members of the “Empire” family like creator Lee Daniels and co-star Vivica A. Fox spoke out in disgust over the attack and said they will be right by his side.Smollett’s “Empire” character, Jamal, is the son of a hip-hop mogul who initially has trouble accepting that Jamal is gay.After hitting it big in “Empire,” Smollett said he likes to stay away from talking about his personal life, but he did. make reference to his sexual identify — which has prompted industry chatter.“There’s never been a closet that I’ve been in,” he said. “There is, without a doubt, no closet that I’ve ever been in, and I just wanted to make that clear.”In previous interviews, Smollett wouldn’t talk about his sexuality but did say fans and others shouldn’t try to fit him into any box. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

What to know about coronavirus experimental treatments

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — The rush to find a treatment for the novel coronavirus continues to intensify as the number of diagnosed cases around the world grows significantly.Globally, there are at least 278,000 diagnosed cases with more than 11,000 virus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. The increase in COVID-19 numbers is upping the pressure on world leaders and scientists to deliver.President Donald Trump even touted a malaria drug, chloroquine, during a press briefing Thursday as a potential “game changer.”The nation’s top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, however, cautioned that there isn’t enough evidence to support claims it will work to help patients with COVID-19.Still, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said “the president has directed us to take a closer look at, as to whether an expanded-use approach to that could be done to actually see if it benefits patients [with coronavirus].”Chloroquine and a nearly identical drug called hydroxychloroquine both have mild side effects. They would be taken by people who are already sick, but could also potentially be taken by people who are healthy to help prevent infection.While chloroquine is definitely being looked at as an option to combat the virus, it’s not the only one. Scientists and medical professionals are looking at several options for coronavirus treatments.Separately, scientists are also working on a vaccine, which would be given to people who are healthy to protect them from getting sick if they are exposed to the virus. But experts say a vaccine is one to two years away.Here is a breakdown of some of the experimental drugs being evaluated for COVID-19. Please note these are treatments for people who are already sick, not vaccines. Some of these are already being tested in clinical trials. Some may also be available through “compassionate use,” which is an emergency program so that very sick patients can try an unproven therapy.Even if successful, these treatments would not necessarily be “cures” for COVID-19, but rather an extra tool doctors can use to help people who become extremely sick.This is an experimental therapy not currently approved to treat any disease. It was studied for Ebola but didn’t work as well as other drugs, so it didn’t move forward. Today it’s seen by U.S. medical experts (including Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) as one of the best hopes for COVID-19.It also showed promise for SARS in laboratory experiments.Data on this drug could come in as early as next month. There are three major trials ongoing with study sites in the U.S. Two are sponsored by Gilead Sciences, the company behind the drug, and one is sponsored by the NIAID.Chloroquine is an approved malaria drug in many countries, but it’s not currently approved to treat COVID-19 in the U.S.Researchers in China studied it in COVID-19 patients with pneumonia and found they had shorter hospital stays. On Thursday, Hahn said the agency would start clinical trials of a nearly identical drug, hydroxychloroquine, for patients with COVID-19 infection.Fauci warned about the lack of scientific proof, however, and said that any signs of success were “anecdotal.”“The information that you’re referring to specifically is anecdotal. It was not done in a controlled clinical trial,” Fauci said at the coronavirus task force news conference. “So you really can’t make any definitive statement about it,” he said at a press conference.Experts say it could also be used to prevent infection, though this will also have to be studied.There are clinical trials ongoing in China and more scheduled to start in England, Thailand, South Korea and the United States.Bayer is among several drug companies that make chloroquine and it said this week it’s donating 3 million tablets of the drug Resochin (chloroquine phosphate) to the U.S. government.Kaletra has been approved to treat HIV, but not approved to treat COVID-19.It’s an antiviral drug, so some believe it may be effective for COVID-19, a disease caused by a virus. However, early results are not promising.It didn’t make much of a difference, according to results published this week of a clinical trial in COVID-19 patients.This drug is approved in Japan to treat the flu but is not approved to treat novel coronavirus.Zhang Xinmin, an official at China’s science and technology ministry, said favipiravir produced encouraging outcomes in clinical trials in Wuhan and Shenzhen involving 340 patients. However, the results haven’t been peer-reviewed and Fujifilm, the company that makes the drug, declined to comment on the study results.Human trials are ongoing in China and possibly Thailand.Nafamostat is a blood clot medicine approved in Japan but it’s not approved for COVID-19.In 2016, scientists identified the potential for nafamostatr, made by Nichi-iko Pharmaceutical Co, to inhibit the virus that caused MERS.Clinical trials are expected to begin within in a month in Japan and results won’t be available for some time.Monoclonal antibodiesMonoclonal antibodies are a type of medicine made up of proteins. Many companies are attempting to make this type of medicine for COVID-19.These antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system that can neutralize pathogens. This approach has worked before for other infectious diseases.Regeneron, one of several companies working with monoclonal antibodies, says its clinical trials could start in the early summer. Results will not be available for some time.Convalescent plasmaThis is a treatment, not a drug. Commissioner Han spoke about this approach on Thursday.Treatment using convalescent plasma is done by taking the blood of someone who is already infected and recovered from the coronavirus and then infuse the infection-fighting antibodies into someone who is newly infected, or someone who is likely to be infected. This would be both a treatment and a quasi-vaccine (protective). But the underlying idea is that it will help the immune system fight off the infection.Johns Hopkins hopes to start testing it on people soon. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Los Angeles County Sheriff tells deputies to watch each other’s back as search goes on for shooter

first_imgABC NewsBY: BILL HUTCHINSON and MATT GUTMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the FBI joined a massive search for a gunman who ambushed two deputies, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he’s worried about more attacks on law enforcement officers and is warning members of his agency to watch each other’s back.The two deputies, both shot multiple times as they sat in their patrol vehicle Saturday night, were listed in stable condition on Monday in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery, officials told ABC News.The search for the gunman went into its third day Monday and Villanueva told ABC News that he has sheriff’s deputies on heightened alert for a repeat attack.“This is going to cause us to be a lot more concerned about when we approach vehicles when we’re out there on the streets,” Villanueva said. “We have everybody paired up in two-man vehicles now. So, we’re going to have to be watching out for each other’s back out there on the streets.”Villanueva said his department is using all the resources it can muster in the search for the gunman, emphasizing the urgency to identify the dangerous suspect and get him off the streets before he’s able to strike again.The FBI announced it is lending resources to the manhunt and “stands ready to assist in response” to the attack. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Sunday authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman.The shooting unfolded about 7 p.m. local time on Saturday as the sheriff’s deputies sat in their marked patrol vehicle near the Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center in Compton, authorities said. Surveillance video released by the sheriff’s department showed an individual dressed in black shorts, a dark jacket and wielding a pistol walk up to the patrol vehicle and open fire without warning through the passenger-side window.The shooter, who authorities said is believed to be Black and 28 to 30 years old, ran to a black four-door sedan and sped away, authorities said. As the gunman fled, the surveillance video showed the patrol vehicle’s passenger-side door open and one of the wounded deputies, described as a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old child, stumble out.Villanueva told ABC News that despite being shot four or five times, including once in the jaw, the female deputy walked around the patrol vehicle to help her 24-year-old partner, who suffered gunshot wounds to his forehead, arms and a hand.“She goes around the car, applies a tourniquet to him to stop the bleeding. She gets on the radio and she’s calling for help and she’s having a hard time because she can’t speak very well,” Villanueva said.In a recording of the female deputy’s desperate radio call for assistance, she is heard saying, “I’ve been shot. Send help.”The wounded officers were rushed to St. Francis Medical Center, both initially in critical condition, and immediately underwent surgery, officials said.Gov. Gavin Newsom condemned the ambush as a “cowardly, horrific act” and offered prayers for the recovering deputies.During a campaign rally in Nevada Sunday night, President Donald Trump said his thoughts are with the wounded sheriff’s deputies, “who were fighting for their lives when a vicious criminal walked up to their vehicle and shot them at point-blank range.”Protesters quickly gathered outside Francis Medical Center following the shooting, some heckling deputies congregating near the emergency room entrance. One protester who livestreamed the event shouted expletives at the deputies, saying, “I hope they f—— die.”Josie Huang, a news correspondent for the Southern California Public Radio station KPCC/LAist, was detained by sheriff’s deputies while at the hospital reporting on the ambush shooting and trying to document the arrest of a protester.In a series of Twitter posts, Huang wrote, “I was filming an arrest when suddenly deputies shout ‘back up.’ Within seconds, I was getting shoved around. There was nowhere to back up.”Sheriff’s officials allege that Huang was taken into custody on suspicion of obstruction of justice and “interfering with a lawful arrest.” A sheriff’s department spokesman said Haung did not have proper credentials identifying herself as a journalist.Huang disputed the statement, saying her press credentials were hanging around her neck. She said her camera continued to record after she was forced to the ground. She said that on the footage she can be heard repeatedly identifying herself as a reporter, shouting “KPCC” and yelling, “You’re hurting me.” Huang was taken to the women’s jail at the Century Regional Detention Center and released about 4 a.m. on Sunday.“These are challenging and stressful times for everyone, but Josie Huang was arrested while doing her job. The charges should be dropped,” KPCC said in a statement. “Her arrest is the latest in a series of troubling interactions between our reporters and some local law enforcement officers. Journalists provide an essential service, providing fair, accurate and timely journalism and without them, our democracy is at risk.”Tensions have been running high in the area and protests have occurred nearly every night outside the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department substation since the Aug. 30 death of Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by two sheriff’s deputies.Deputies pursued Kizzee for allegedly riding a bicycle in violation of vehicle laws, authorities said. Following an altercation with the two deputies, Kizzee allegedly dropped a gun and was shot multiple times, officials said.Kizzee’s family has called for the deputies involved in the shooting to be identified and prosecuted.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more