How ‘Unapologetically Episcopalian’ came to be

first_img August 12, 2013 at 11:45 am I am a student in an EFM course at Christ Church Toms River, NJ. For two years I’ve kept a blog recording my thoughts on the experience of reading the Old and New Testaments along with readings provided by the Divinity School at the University of the South. I’d like to connect and share this blog with other students in this program and any others interested The blog is posted at barbdela.wordpress.com July 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm I am Gloriously Proud to be an Episcopalian!! Since my confirmation on Pentecost Sunday in 2011, I have had a profound experience of religious awakening, and after 30 years of not having God or the organized church a presence in my life, it came as a surprise,a shock, and a wondrous experience….. I have been anti-church, I would probably fall into what I call “progressives’ … I believe that science and religion can live side by side, that all the hate-mongers and intolerant fundamentalists turned me off of “church.” It all happened so quickly and so powerfully to have my life turned upside down, by a friendly invitation from a priest after a Good Friday service to attend Easter Eucharist, an then a confirmation class at Trinity Wall Street, and was blessed by Bishop Andrew Smith, within a year, I have found my vocation (exploring missionary work in China, exploring working in Jerusalem, for the SSJE, studying the wonderful seminarian course for laymen, EFM, learning to give away my life to God, to take pleasure in the ancient rites, the incense , the ancient chants, those moments of comfort and joy when it’s OK to appreciate stained glass windows, the slightly worn velvet pews, the warm wooden stalls, to help confront the reality of today, with the BCP, the feeling I had when I first offered my services as a lector, and read in a strong voice, as if God, not I, were doing the reading, to experience the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center, when our St. Paul’s Chapel, a block away, stood, and has since become a site of pilgrimage, to Remember to Love. From feeling broken for a few years, to suddenly have my life to have its meaning, its purpose, and I have my vocation that has lifted me to heights previously unknown and unrecognized, by becoming a member of the Fellowship of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, which has helped to discipline my times of prayerfulness … I could go on. But I think the UE Facebook Page is wonderful and keeps me reminded of Gratitude and to always pray the “General Thanksgiving” every day! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Stacey Carmody says: Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Harriet Alison Nohe-Hutchins says: Rector Tampa, FL Comments (8) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing How ‘Unapologetically Episcopalian’ came to be Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET August 22, 2014 at 9:04 am My daughter is on Facebook, but I eschew social media. She introduced me to the wonderful Unapologetically Episcopalian feed, but at present I have to logon to her Facebook site to access it. Is is available by email to folks like me? Ann Bakis says: Pastor Ken Suetterlin says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By Ronald D. PoguePosted May 22, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. John Wyman says: January 31, 2016 at 3:34 am Greetings and peace! I am a retired UMC pastor/organist/music educator/liturgical artist/vocal accompanist…..I grew up in NW Missouri, in Maryville, did a Mus. Ed. degree at Northwest State U., have played piano since I was 5, organ since I was 13, have sung all my life beginning when I was a little guy. Old First M.E. as it was before ’68, was a large church, 1800 members, graded choirs for kids, and a 40 voice adult choir. Being a ‘university church’ the level of music and preaching was always invigorating. I cut my newly-minted Bass teeth on “Messiah” when I was 12 and a half. I started organ lessons at 13 in March of ’58; that Holy Week, both my teacher (the organist) and her assistant fell ill, and I was asked to play for Holy Thursday Eucharist. So there I am, 13 years old, 250 people in church, HOLY WEEK…..and I haven’t stopped. I grew up singing the Communion Service from the 1939 M.E. Hymnal — John Merbecke’s setting — and, as Maryville was/is a large Catholic community with Immaculate Conception Abbey 30 miles east, my introduction to Gregorian chant, and traditional liturgy was no big step……When I entered Seminary at Garrett (Evanston, Ill) I had everyone thinking I was a Lutheran, because I knew how to sing the liturgy. The Dean and Faculty at Seabury-Western were most welcoming to a group of us who were at Morning Prayer and Eucharist most every day. I’ve always used traditional worship forms in my parishes, served the Iowa Annual Conference as Chair of the Worship Division for 8 years, helped introduce the 1989 Hymnal to Iowa. I was granted a disability leave in 2001 because of depression and COPD. We came to the Marshalltown, Ia. area, I attended worship at St. Johns-by-the Campus parish in Ames; where a close friend of mine was choir director. I subbed at the organ, and sang in the choir, and was even invited to participate as a clergyperson in the liturgy from time to time. In 2004 I accepted a position as organist in an ELCA Lutheran church here in town, and have been there ever since. My liturgical/theological/musical/doctrinal life has always been centered (even as a UMC) in Wesley’s heritage. That hasn’t always been acceptable in our Annual Conference. I’m one of about 30-40 clergy who never apologized for wearing our collars, and traditional vesture. It’s raised any number of eyebrows in my congregations, esp. in southern Iowa, where some claimed I was trying to make Catholics out of them (sigh) At any rate, a close friend of mine, now in Florida, is a UCC pastor, also an organist and choral director. We met here in Iowa in ’87. He’s posted links to you on my facebook page now for probably two years, so I figured I’d go to the source! My old Anglican heart is wonderfully satisfied. Thanks very much. Now — How do I post/share things on friends’ facebook pages?…… Blessings upon your ministry….I LOVE it! Pax. Ken Suetterlin 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL May 23, 2012 at 1:54 am Dear Father Pogue,A member of the vestry of our church, St. James in Leesburg, Virginia, sent me a link to Unapologetically Episcopalian, and I am very grateful, both to Chris for sending me the link, and to you for starting this wonderful site.God bless you in all that you undertake.Sincerely, Lang Elizabeth Lloveras (National Cathedral School for Girls, Class of 1963) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel May 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm I’ve belonged to the UE Facebook page since its inception. I love it!! Rector Bath, NC Lang E. Lloveras says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC May 23, 2012 at 1:15 am Our church fan page makes regular use of content provided by Unapologetically Episcopalian. We are grateful to the Spirit for blessing their ministry! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Barbara de la Cuesta says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 John McCann says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls August 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm I love the Facebook site. Love morning prayer, the music and Evensong.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] On April 22, 2010, I published an article offering ideas for raising the profile of the Episcopal Church. I was thinking that it’s not only about raising the profile, but also about how the profile impacts people. Is it positive or negative? For what will the Episcopal Church be known on the community grapevine?On the following May 1, I decided to practice what I was preaching and launched a facebook fan page called “Unapologetically Episcopalian.” It is an online, interactive, gathering place to celebrate the many positive ways Episcopalians in 16 nations are spreading the Gospel of Christ. Our conversations are guided by the wisdom of St. Paul, “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Phil. 4:8).Today, two years later, we have more than 20,000 friends. I am amazed but not entirely surprised by the response. The extreme ends of the spectrum often seem to control the public image of this church. The vast, vital, moderate center has had difficulty in finding its voice. We seem to have discovered a way for that voice to find expression.It’s not that the Episcopal Church doesn’t have a public profile. We do. However, it has been out of balance. Many Episcopalians have felt they needed to apologize for their church because internal conflicts and angry voices have been the topic of the community grapevine. It seems to me that it’s time for the public profile to change, especially at the local level where most of the day-to-day mission is being carried out.• When people in Bronx, New York, think of the Episcopal Church, will they think of the Healthy Aging Program at Grace Church?• When people in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, think of the Episcopal Church, we want them to remember that Christ Church has an AIDS Care Team.• When people in Kentucky think of the Episcopal Church, maybe they’ll think of Reading Camp, an intensive remedial literacy education program founded by the Diocese of Lexington to serve children who are struggling with learning to read.• When people in Kansas City think of the Episcopal Church, they’ll think of the St. Luke’s Hospital system and its hospice or St. Paul’s Church, which has a remarkable ministry of feeding hungry neighbors.While we continue to work through our differences in this church, God’s mission continues on a daily basis. Stories and experiences of ALL sorts and conditions of Episcopalians who are rolling up their sleeves and transforming lives need to find greater expression and form more of the public profile of our church. Episcopalians who are trying to find ways to accomplish Christ’s work need to hear from other Episcopalians who’ve discovered solutions. We need to “rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15) without the angst that comes from protracted, polarizing conflict. Unapologetically Episcopalian is place where that can happen.I’m not suggesting that the issues and convictions of our members are not important. They are important. What I am suggesting is that the world is watching to see how we treat one another when we differ. Jesus told his disciples that our love for one another, not our differences, will let everyone know that we are his disciples. Our diversity is our opportunity to be light, leaven, and salt.So, I thought it would be helpful to shine the spotlight on Christ’s love at work among us. Friends check in for Morning Prayer and Evensong, request prayers, ask questions, and share photos. We have several albums, including one with 154 photos of red doors of Episcopal churches. We ask questions that draw out positive responses about life in the church we love. In celebration of our second anniversary, we entered into collaboration with Forward Movement to develop several initiatives that will positively impact the profile and witness of the Episcopal Church.Please join us. Check in often. Post comments and stories about your journey of faith in the Episcopal Church. Let us know what is happening in your congregation and spread the word.— The Rev. Ron Pogue is interim rector at Calvary Episcopal Church in Ashland, Kentucky. He is the founder and moderator of the Unapologetically Episcopalian Facebook page. 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High Intensity Rugby Training Returns – Get 60% Off Until Sunday Midnight GMT

first_imgWednesday Feb 11, 2015 High Intensity Rugby Training Returns – Get 60% Off Until Sunday Midnight GMT After a quiet release last year, many of you contacted us looking for our highly effective, position specific rugby workout manuals. We’ve decided to bring them back, teaming up yet again with strength & conditioning guru, Kevin ‘Squat Lower’ Shattock. These position specific programmes appeared on Rugbydump months ago and the popularity and feedback we received was quite overwhelming. So we’ve put a bit more work in and brought them back permanently, and to celebrate, they will be available at 60% off until Sunday at midnight GMT.*We’ve added the Forwards workouts here, with the Backs lower down and on page two: PropsExplosive scrum engagementsBe leaner and get around the pitchBigger carries around the fringes HookersDevelop more fearsome tacklesBigger scrummagingMore powerful cleanouts Second RowMore powerful scrumsPut in bigger tacklesBecome harder to tackle Back RowGet to the breakdown fasterMore devastating tacklingSmash your opposite number off the ballWhy High Intensity Rugby Training?#1: You will be receiving professional, rugby-specific strength & conditioning from an expert trainer who has trained national champions, Olympic athletes, and now rugby players like you.#2: You will receive a comprehensive training manual with exercises specific to your position which systematically targets muscle groups with key exercises that simulate the demands of a match.#3: You will transform your body into that of a conditioned athlete by strategically using meso-cycles to first increase the size of your muscles, then strength, and finally speed and power.#4: Your teammates, opponents, coaches, and scouts will immediately take notice and want to know what you’re doing in the gym that is setting you apart from everyone else around you.#5: You will develop a reputation as a powerful scrummager, fearsome ball carrier, or elusive runner and become counted on by your team to break open games when the going gets tough.We’ve received a lot of positive feedback so far from players who have trained with these programmes and expect to hear a lot more. Remember that the price will go up Sunday at midnight GMT so if you’re thinking about grabbing a copy, now is the time to do it.All Backs workout manuals Scrum HalvesBe more confident in the tackleMake more sniping breaksBuild core strength to improve passing Fly HalvesBoost kicking accuracy and distanceMore confident tacklingGet faster and exploit more holes Inside and Outside CentersBecome a harder, faster ball carrierPut in big hit after big hitImprove speed and agility to become more evasive Wingers and FullbacksImprove raw acceleration and top speedBreak more tackles with stronger runningBe a defensive brick-wall to attackersADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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House Pescador 14 / Franca AdC

first_img “COPY” 2020 Architects: Franca AdC Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Viridiana López, Nora SevillaCity:CancúnCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© César Béjar StudioRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusPartitionsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSInternal PartitionsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Pescador 14 is a house located in a residential neighborhood in south Cancun, where the land is delimited by adjoining buildings. The ground where this project was developed has a view to a privileged green area we wanted to capture in all areas of the house, without sacrificing the client´s privacy.Save this picture!© César Béjar StudioSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© César Béjar StudioThe house is conceived as a solid volume perforated in different parts of the scheme, generating movement in the façades, terraces, balconies and courtyards.Save this picture!© César Béjar StudioSave this picture!© César Béjar StudioThe outline opens its view to the park, with a set of frames which allow the connection between interior-exterior through voids and lattices. Inside, a double height was proposed as an articulating element between the two levels, which generates a greater sense of spaciousness, connecting the areas both functionally and visually. Save this picture!© César Béjar StudioThe way to separate the project from the existing border was to provide the house with a service corridor which served also to illuminate and ventilate the east facade.Save this picture!© César Béjar StudioSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© César Béjar StudioThe materiality of the project had to reflect the traditional methods of the region; therefore, warm tones were proposed in the different materials; natural and pigmented chukum, wood, washed concrete and flagstone which was used in the apparent masonry.Project gallerySee allShow lessSocial Housing Klein Rijsel / Abscis Architecten + A2DSelected ProjectsL House / tactic-aSelected Projects Share Houses House Pescador 14 / Franca AdCSave this projectSaveHouse Pescador 14 / Franca AdC Area:  2475 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Cancún, Mexico Viridiana López, Nora Sevilla House Pescador 14 / Franca AdC Lead Architects: “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953808/house-pescador-14-franca-adc Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953808/house-pescador-14-franca-adc Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Carpintería Acuario, Interceramic, R+O Canceleria, STRNG, kimikolor Mexico Projects ArchDaily Photographs:  César Béjar Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© César Béjar Studio+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officeFranca AdCOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCancúnOn FacebookMexicoPublished on December 25, 2020Cite: “House Pescador 14 / Franca AdC” [Casa Pescador 14 / Franca AdC] 25 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Factary offers new service to find more high net worth individuals

first_imgA new service from prospect research specialists The Factary is designed to help fundraisers find more high net worth individuals (HNWIs), and more directors and shareholders amongst their donors and supporters. The new service will allow fundraisers to find more prospects in their database; see high-quality biographic information about many prospects; view asset (wealth) analysis on prospects, analyse prospects to select the best, using a range of criteria and scoring systems; make selections of prospects based on a wide range of criteria; and include new data in their existing donor/supporter database. The new service is the result of a collaboration between The Factary and American data screening company Wealth ID. The new service will be beta-tested during the autumn of 2004. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Prospect research Technology 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.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Factary offers new service to find more high net worth individuals Howard Lake | 27 August 2004 | News Chris Carnie of Factary commented: “The new screening service will be revolutionary, allowing fundraisers to identify many, many more prospects than has ever been possible before in the UK, and to see clearly presented, high-quality, comprehensive information about prospects, directly on their own computer screens.”last_img read more

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District 4 Candidate Bland Thanks Supporters

first_img Top of the News Community News District 4 Candidate Bland Thanks Supporters District 4 Candidate Says She Will Continue to Serve By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Friday, March 6, 2020 | 1:00 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena District 4 Candidate Char Bland expressed gratitude to her supporters and congratulated Incumbent Gene Masuda on his apparent victory.“I want to thank each and every supporter from the bottom of my heart,” Bland said. “Running for public office is no easy endeavor, and I would not have gotten this far without your help. With my passion, leadership, and experience, I will continue working to make a difference by protecting the character of Pasadena, addressing affordable housing and homelessness, supporting students and parents, and listening to concerns of residents.”In her statement Bland listed the community members who volunteered their time to make phone calls, endorsed her, knock on doors, and post lawn signs.“Although the results are not what we were hoping for, my dedication to serving the community is far from over,” Bland said. “I am truly thankful to have learned so much throughout this process, and I look forward to continuing my involvement in the issues that face our city. I will always be proud to consider District 4 residents as family and the city of Pasadena as neighbors. Congratulations Councilman Masuda.”As of Friday morning, the Los Angeles County Registrar/Clerk reported this count of votes as tallied so far in District 4 in this week’s elections: 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. Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

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Vaccine Arrives in LA County

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff As Gov. Gavin Newsom watched a Los Angeles health care worker receive the first coronavirus vaccine injection today, Pasadena health officials were still waiting for word on when the vaccine would make it to the city.The vaccine began reaching hospitals across the country this morning. Health care workers and other frontline workers will receive the first doses, along with patients in assisted living facilities.Pasadena will initially receive 1,900 doses sometime this week, according to city officials.Thousands of doses of the vaccine arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night, marking the first step in a massive undertaking that will see the county attempt to vaccinate six million people in six months.LAX officials trumpeted the arrival of the vaccine on Twitter, posting photos of the FedEx jetliner carrying the vaccine, which received formal approval for immediate use from federal authorities over the weekend.Meanwhile, officials at Huntington Hospital said they were awaiting information about the vaccine’s exact delivery date.Los Angeles County’s initial allotment was expected to total nearly 83,000 doses, a population-based percentage of the roughly 327,000 doses being received by the state of California. The county’s vaccines will be dispersed to nine ultra-cold storage facilities — the locations of which are not being released due to security concerns, although some hospitals have publicly stated they would be handling the medication.Those facilities will distribute the doses to 83 acute-care hospitals, which will then oversee its administration to selected critical frontline workers.Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles today received one of the first doses in the state of a long-awaited vaccine to prevent COVID-19.Helen Cordova sat patiently and joked with other medical personnel as she was given the Pfizer vaccine — administered with a shot in her right arm.Newsom was among the public officials on hand at the Kaiser Permanente facility in Hollywood to watch Cordova’s inoculation.Moments later, Newsom tweeted, “History made.” A handful of other Kaiser workers were also vaccinated as cameras rolled.Pfizer and U.S. officials said the vaccine has been found to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.Army Gen. Gustave Perna of Operation Warp Speed told reporters Saturday that UPS and FedEx would be delivering the vaccine to nearly 150 distribution centers across the country.UCLA Health officials said they expected to get the vaccines Monday or Tuesday, with shots to be administered on Wednesday.“UCLA Health is implementing comprehensive and detailed plans to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccinations. We anticipate a limited number of doses arriving in the next day or two, with additional supplies to follow. We have been designated as a regional hub for distribution to other acute-care hospitals,” a UCLA Health statement said.“Based on the phased allocations made available to UCLA Health, we are committed to offering vaccinations in a fair, equitable and orderly manner that prioritizes those at greatest risk, consistent with guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the California and Los Angeles County departments of public health. UCLA Health anticipates beginning to inoculate our own frontline health care workers as soon as Wednesday.”Last week, L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that the county hopes to receive its second allotment of a vaccine made by Moderna — about 250,000 doses, pending FDA approval — around Dec. 20-21.Much of that second dose allotment will be distributed directly to skilled nursing facilities, allowing them to administer it right away instead of waiting for a federal distribution agreement with CVS and Walgreens to begin on or around Dec. 28.Staff and residents of nursing facilities and long-term care facilities will be among the first wave of people receiving the Moderna vaccine, which does not require the ultra-cold storage needed for the Pfizer vaccine. Long-term care facilities will still receive the vaccine through CVS and Walgreens.Ferrer said public health officials on Friday began the process of training skilled nursing facility staff on how to administer the vaccination, while noting that those staffers already administer flu vaccines, so it is not a new experience.The county anticipates receiving another 150,000 doses of vaccine by the end of December, followed by weekly allotments of 250,000 beginning in January. Both vaccines require two doses, separated by about three weeks, which amounts to 12 million doses.After the distribution of the vaccine to health care workers, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care staff and residents is completed, priority will then move to “essential workers,” and then to people at the highest risk of severe illness from the virus, such as seniors or those with underlying health conditions. 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[Breaking] ‘Lord Jagannath Will Not Forgive Us If We Allow This’ : SC Stays Puri Rath Yatra & Related Activities Amid COVID-19 Threat [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] ‘Lord Jagannath Will Not Forgive Us If We Allow This’ : SC Stays Puri Rath Yatra & Related Activities Amid COVID-19 Threat [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Jun 2020 12:38 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that no Rath Yatra should held in the Lord Jagannath Temple in Odisha this year, on account of the pandemic situation.A bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde passed the order on a plea filed by Odisha Vikas Parishad seeking to stay the annual Lord Shri Jagannath’s Rath Yatra in the state, which is scheduled to take place on 23 June.Senior…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that no Rath Yatra should held in the Lord Jagannath Temple in Odisha this year, on account of the pandemic situation.A bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde passed the order on a plea filed by Odisha Vikas Parishad seeking to stay the annual Lord Shri Jagannath’s Rath Yatra in the state, which is scheduled to take place on 23 June.Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the petitioner submitted that congregation of nearly 10 lakh people in Bhubaneshwar cannot be allowed for the yatra amid the threat of COVID-19 spread.Agreeing with this, CJI Bobde observed “We are not allowing this. Lord Jagannath will not forgive us if we allow this to continue. Activities related to the Rath Yatra are injuncted””We consider it appropriate that in the interest of public health and safety of citizens to restrain the Respondents from holding the Rath Yatra this year. We direct that no Rath Yatra will be held in the temple area of Odisha”, the Court ordered.The Court also ordered that no secular or religious activity associated to the rath yatra will take place this year in Odisha.Senior Advocate Harish Salve, who represented the State of Odisha, also suggested that it would be better to stop the festivities.Though some of the intervenors pleaded that rituals related to the Yatra should be permitted, the bench did not accept it.The petitioner had submitted if Rath Yatra is allowed, it could lead to a ‘catastrophic’ spread of Covid19 as it attracts lakhs of devotees.”A religious congregation of such nature which has been specifically prohibited by the State Government vide its guidelines dated 01.06.2020 & 07.06.2020 and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India vide its guideline dated 30.05.2020, if allowed, will lead to catastrophic results and it will be very difficult on the part of the authorities to control the spread of virus thereafter,” the Petitioner organization has submitted.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Florida esports shooting survivors describe mad rush to escape gunman: ‘I need to get out, I’m trying to live’

first_imgABC News(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Taylor Poindexter and Marquis Williams spent over four hours a day preparing for Sunday’s “Madden NFL 19” tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, but an “eternity” trying to escape with their lives after a disgruntled competitor opened fire on those in the restaurant.“We went to the bar to order a pizza, so no more than probably two or three minutes sitting at the bar we just hear a ‘pop’ and it sounded like a balloon,” Williams told ABC News after the shooting. “But it took a quick second for it to dawn on us that there weren’t any balloons anywhere in the restaurant and then we just heard probably two or three more ‘pops’ and we realized it wasn’t anything other than gunshots and we got up and we took off running toward the door.Williams said there were anywhere from 60 to 80 people in the confined space of Chicago Pizza, where the tournament was being held in a video gaming area at the back of the restaurant. Both Poindexter and Williams had already been eliminated and were watching the competition when the shooter opened fire.“We didn’t see him fire off the first shot but me, personally, I saw him fire off the second, third or fourth shots as he was backing out of the area,” Williams continued. “So we took off running. I was actually first to make it out, but I fell over people and I was tripping up myself. … It felt like eternity, but it was probably in the span of a minute and [people] were running yards in front of me and I don’t see her anywhere. I’m screaming her name and for a few seconds I didn’t see her, and then she finally emerged.”Poindexter said she was “pushed” and “trampled” as dozens of gamers fled for the exits. She suffered a sprained ankle in rush to escape, but was treated and released Sunday.“We hit the floor; I was pushed, trampled and stuff, and I had to get over [people] to get out,” Poindexter said. “The best way I can describe it is, ‘I need to get out, I’m trying to live.’”Jacksonville police identified the gunman as David Katz, a 24-year-old resident of Baltimore, and a participant in the $5,000 tournament.Two people were killed in the shooting before Katz took his own life, police said. Another 11 people were injured by gunfire at The Landing, a waterfront mall in downtown Jacksonville. Two others, including Poindexter, were injured as they tried to escape.Three patients were taken to Memorial Hospital, all of whom are in stable condition.“I can tell you that all three patients who came here are in stable condition. I have been allowed to release their names so that their families are aware that they are OK,” Michael Samotowka, trauma medical director at Memorial Hospital, said. “Their names are Alex Madunic, George Amadeo and Chris McFarland. One of those patients did have an operation today, another will have an operation tomorrow. But again, all three of them are in stable condition.”UF Health Jacksonville treated six patients, five of whom were in good condition, including four discharged, and one in serious condition, the hospital said in a statement.Shawn Richardson was outside the restaurant when she heard gun shots and saw people pouring out in the rush to escape.“I saw some children leave the entrance to The Landing; they had backpacks on their backs and they were running fast, they were hauling the mail going so fast,” she said.Thadys Gilder, who said he’s a homeless veteran and former Marine, was at the restaurant when he came out of the restroom and heard someone saying, “I’m hit, I’m hit, I’m hit.”“I heard people running out, so that’s what me go assess the situation, so as soon as I got everybody out of the building I went in. … I went around the back of the bar where they serve drinks and saw a man laying on his stomach, so what I do is turn him over on his stomach, feel for the pulse. I feel no pulse, so I took my shirt off, my brand new white T-shirt, and I applied pressure to the wound — feel it again and there was a pulse.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Inside the neo-Nazi hate group ‘The Base,’ which is the center of an FBI investigation

first_imgkrblokhin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A wide-ranging domestic terrorism investigation of the “The Base,” which authorities say is a neo-Nazi group, has culminated in the arrests of seven alleged members last week and has provided extensive new details about the inside operations of an organization that allegedly advocates for a “violent insurgency” to overthrow the U.S. government.The investigation comes amid an increased focus on domestic terrorism and white supremacy in the United States and fear that such groups are joining forces with like-minded individuals overseas. And it came to light in the context of a controversial Richmond, Virginia gun rally where three alleged members of The Base plotted to attack police officers and civilians.According to a review of court documents released in cases out of Maryland, Georgia and Wisconsin over the past week, investigators believe the group was founded “in or around July 2018” by white nationalists who look to promote and plot acts of violence with an overarching goal of inciting a race war to create “a white ethno-state.”“Members of The Base communicate with each other through online platforms and encrypted online messaging applications and chat rooms,” FBI special agent Jessica Krueger wrote in an affidavit filed in a Wisconsin District Court last week. “In these communications, they have discussed, among other things, acts of violence against minorities (including African Americans and Jewish Americans), Base military training camps, and ways to make improvised explosive devices.”Three alleged members of the group were arrested in Maryland and Delaware on federal gun and immigration charges. Three others were arrested in Georgia on state gang charges and conspiracy to commit murder. Another man was arrested in Wisconsin and charged with conspiracy to vandalize a synagogue.According to a court filing Tuesday in Maryland, The Base’s leaders are “particularly interested in applicants with military and explosives backgrounds.”“Applicants submit an application form, which includes questions regarding the applicant’s current associations with white supremacist organizations; the applicant’s military, science, and engineering experiences and training; and the applicant’s race and gender,” the filing said.It’s not entirely clear, based on the court filings, how many followers the group has — though investigators have identified what they say is a clear leadership structure and found that members had divided into several separate “regional chapters.”For instance, one such chapter in Wisconsin is identified as the “Great Lakes cell,” whose members organized an armed training session after passing out recruitment fliers at Marquette University in July of last year, according to the court filings.“The Base cells have a significant degree of autonomy regarding their activities, and criminal conduct is typically not centrally coordinated in order to foster “plausible deniability” among those not directly involved,” an FBI affidavit said.The FBI says it gained access to The Base’s encrypted online messaging application in July 2019, when an undercover agent participated in an online vetting interview and then personally met with members of the group in Georgia.For months, according to the FBI, the agent continued meeting and participating in weapons training exercises with three members of The Base, who were arrested on state charges last week after the agent revealed their alleged plot to assassinate two members of the radical group ‘Antifa.’From those interactions and The Base’s online messaging, investigators say they believe members participated in such training exercises in preparation for “The Boogaloo,” a moniker that, according to the authorities, the group’s members use to “describe the collapse of the United States and subsequent race war.”One alleged member of the group arrested last week, former Canadian army reservist Patrik Mathews, had allegedly invoked “The Boogaloo” in connection to an attack the group planned to conduct on a pro-gun rights rally that occurred in Richmond over the weekend, according to the FBI.“You want to create f—– some instability, while the Virginia situation is happening, make other things happen, derail some rail lines… like shut down the highways… you know, you can kick off the economic collapse of the U.S. within a week, after the boog starts,” Mathews said in a conversation federal agents say was recorded in his Delaware residence.During a so-called ‘sneak-and-peek’ search of his residence prior to Mathews’ arrest, agents took pictures of items used to assemble assault rifles, “go-bags” with military-supplies like ‘Meals-Ready-To-Eat’ (MREs), and found several videos of Mathews in a gas-mask where he discussed killing people “in furtherance of the movement,” according to an FBI affidavit“If you are not getting physically fit, if you are not getting armed, if you do not acquiring weapons, ammunition, and training right… now, then you should be preparing to do what needs to be done,” Mathews said in one video, according to FBI documents. “Derail some [sic] trains, kill some people, and poison some water supplies.”A magistrate judge in Maryland ordered Mathews to remain in detention pending his trial, in which he has not yet entered a plea on federal gun and immigration charges, related to an alleged illegal entry into the U.S.At a hearing Wednesday, Matthews’ lawyer defended his client.“One man’s domestic terrorist can be another man’s exercise of his First Amendment rights,” said the lawyer, Joseph Balter.“This is a very dangerous person, espousing very dangerous beliefs,” the judge said Wednesday.According to authorities, Mathews’ alleged involvement in The Base, after they say he entered the country illegally in August of last year, underscores their concerns that its influence stretches well beyond the U.S.According to court filings, investigators say the group has been “building” a coalition “within the United States and abroad” and specifically mentioned members communicating with individuals in the United Kingdom and at least one member who discussed traveling to Ukraine, “to fight with nationalists there.”Just last week, the Justice Department’s top terrorism coordinator said that the threat facing the U.S. from potential domestic terrorists is shifting in nature and becoming an increasingly transnational issue, with law enforcement seeing more Americans engaging and finding inspiration from overseas right-wing extremist groups — in some cases even traveling abroad to meet with their members.“This issue in many respects has become transnational in nature,” DOJ’s counsel for domestic terrorism Thomas Brzozowski said during an event at George Washington University. “Some folks cite one another, others gain or gather support from another, use the same contacts and techniques without any demonstrable connection that would constitute conspiracy or things of that nature.”Brzozowski specifically pointed to the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen, whose members have traveled to train with right-wing groups in Ukraine and eastern Europe. According to prosecutors, some Atomwaffen members have also joined ranks with The Base.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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COVID-19 updates: Pete Buttigieg in quarantine after security agent tests positive

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ERIN SCHUMAKER and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 106 million people worldwide and killed over 2.3 million, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news developed Monday. All times Eastern:Feb 08, 7:54 pmHospitalizations continue to declineThe COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the U.S. continues to see a downward trend, according to the COVID Tracking Project.There are 80,055 people in the hospital with coronavirus symptoms, according to the health data. Hospitalizations peaked at around 130,000 a few weeks ago, according to the tracking project.“The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 has dropped by 21k in 10 days. In the last week, hospitalizations have decreased by 10% or more in 40 states,” the tracking project tweeted.Feb 08, 5:57 pmPete Buttigieg in quarantine after staffer tests positiveU.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is in quarantine after a member of his staff tested positive for the coronavirus, his office announced Monday.An agent who is part of Buttigieg’s security detail and has had close contact with the newly confirmed cabinet member as recently as Monday morning tested positive, DOT Chief of Staff Laura Schiller said in a statement.Buttigieg, who has received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, tested negative Monday, according to Schiller.“Secretary Buttigieg will take all necessary steps to ensure there is no spread, including quarantining for a period of 14 days and will continue to follow all other CDC guidelines,” she said in a statement.The secretary will receive his second dose after the quarantine period, according to Schiller.Another member of Buttigieg’s security team who was in close contact with the infected agent is also quarantining, the DOT said.Feb 08, 4:42 pmCOVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall in CaliforniaHospitalizations for COVID-19 in California have fallen 34% over the past two weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a Monday press conference at Petco Park in San Diego, which has been turned into a mass vaccination site.A month ago, California was logging more than 50,000 new cases each day, the governor pointed out. Today, new cases fell to 10,414 daily infections and the average testing positivity rate was at 5%, down from 14% last month.“Hopeful signs continue,” Newsom wrote on Twitter Monday.Feb 08, 3:07 pmNearly three million children have tested positive since the pandemic startedMore than 117,000 cases of COVID-19 among children were reported last week, representing a 10% increase in cases between Jan. 21 and Feb. 4, according to a report released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.The report, which compiles state-by-state data on infections among kids, found that 2.9 million children have tested positive since the start of the pandemic. In total, children represent 12.9% of all cases in states that report COVID-19 data by age.Feb 08, 1:11 pmFacebook announces campaign to promote authoritative COVID-19 informationFacebook announced a global campaign to promote authoritative COVID-19 sources and push back on disinformation, the company announced Monday.The effort will including helping people find out where and when to get vaccinated; expanding its efforts to remove false COVID-19 information from Facebook and Instagram; and giving $120 million in advertising credits to health ministries, NGOs and UN agencies. Facebook also said it would provide data for education to help build trust in COVID-19 vaccines, as well as to inform vaccine delivery efforts.Feb 08, 11:51 am10% of US population has received 1 or more vaccine dosesTen percent of Americans, or 31.6 million people, have received one or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Department of Health and Human Services planning document obtained by ABC News. Three percent of the population, or 9.1 million people, have gotten both shots of the two-dose vaccine.President Joe Biden has pledged to get 100 million shots into Americans’ arms during the first 100 days of his presidency. Since his Jan. 20 inauguration, 24.6 million doses have been administered.Feb 08, 11:20 amRepublican Congressman dies of COVID-19Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, has died of COVID-19, his office confirmed on Monday. Wright, who had lung cancer, was diagnosed with the coronavirus on Jan. 21 and admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas.Wright, who died on Feb. 7, was 67 years old.“Over the past few years, Congressman Wright had kept a rigorous work schedule on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and at home in Texas’ Congressional District 6 while being treated for cancer,” his office said.Wright is the second lawmaker to die after testing positive for COVID-19. In late December, GOP Rep.-elect Luke Letlow of Louisiana passed away at age 41, just days before he was due to be sworn in.Feb 08, 11:04 amDelta to block out middle seats through AprilDelta will continue blocking out middle seats and limiting capacity on flights because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline announced in a statement Monday. The extra space will last through April 30, 2021.“We’ll continue to reassess seat blocking in relation to case transmission and vaccination rates,” Bill Lentsch, chief customer experience officer, said in a statement.Delta, which has blocked out seats and limited capacity on flights since last April, is currently the only U.S. airline still blocking out middle seats because of the virus.Feb 08, 10:33 amSome UNC classes to go virtual due to crowds flooding street after basketball winSome UNC-Chapel Hill classes have the option to go virtual for nearly two weeks after university officials received hundreds of complaints following Saturday night’s crowd that rushed Franklin Street.“As you are no doubt aware, last night hundreds of Carolina fans — many, presumably students — flooded Franklin Street to celebrate our men’s basketball victory over Duke,” university officials wrote in a statement. UNC-Chapel Hill students have agreed to adhere to COVID-19 rules like state gathering restrictions, mask-wearing and physical distancing, the officials noted.“Those standards do not include exceptions for winning basketball games,” the officials said.The timing of the crowd fell the weekend before students returned for in-person learning for spring semester. While in-person instruction will continue Monday, faculty are allowed to teach virtually and return to in-person learning on Feb. 17, according to the university. Students who attend in-person classes are required to be tested twice a week.Feb 08, 9:43 amSouth Africa halts AstraZeneca vaccines due to new variantSouth Africa halted its rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine following trial results that found the vaccine provided “minimal protection” against mild-to-moderate sickness from the new virus variant spreading in South Africa. The trial did not assess whether the AstraZeneca vaccine protects against severe illness and death caused by the new variant, known as B.1.351.On Monday, an AstraZeneca spokesperson said that the company believes its vaccine will protect against severe disease caused by the B.1.351 variant.“This was a small study with predominantly young (average 31 years) healthy adults, where severe disease is not predominant. No severe disease or hospitalization was observed in the vaccine or control participants,” the spokesperson said in a statement.“We are working closely with the South African Ministry of Health on how best to support the evaluation of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca against severe disease of the B.1.351 variant, and how to bring this vaccine to the South African people,” the spokesperson added.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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