RIP: Arthur E. Walmsley, 12th bishop of Connecticut

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls October 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm I am saddened to hear of the death of Bishop Walmsley. I had the good fortune of getting to know him & working with him while I served as director of All Saint’s Conference Center in the early ’90’s.He was kind, generous, caring and brilliant, and I am a better person for having known him. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME People Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA RIP: Arthur E. Walmsley, 12th bishop of Connecticut 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. 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I shall miss him! Condolences to Roberta and their family. Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Oct 6, 2017 Phillip Ayers says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Obituary, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY House of Bishops, October 9, 2017 at 11:13 am I have warm memories of Arthur and I am grateful both for his visionary leadership on social justice issues and for his dedication to the inner life of prayer and spiritual growth. God bless you, Arthur. I send my sympathy and condolences to Roberta and their family. Associate Rector Columbus, GA October 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm Carolyn and I give thanks for Arthur’s life and ministry and send our love to Roberta. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Arthur E. Walmsley, 12th bishop diocesan of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, died peacefully at his home in Deering, New Hampshire, early Oct. 5.Walmsley had been struggling with a bad case of pneumonia for the last few weeks.  He had recently returned home from the hospital and was being cared for by his loving wife and companion in ministry, Roberta. He was 89 years old.Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas called Walmsley “a visionary and passionate Christian leader.”Walmsley was elected bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut while rector of St. Paul’s in New Haven and served in that role from 1979 to 1981 before becoming bishop diocesan in 1981. He retired in 1993.Walmsley helped the Episcopal Church in Connecticut move forward in new ways in God’s mission, particularly in these areas: social justice, urban ministry, care for individuals living with HIV-AIDS, refugee and immigrant services, and racial reconciliation, Douglas said.“His love for Camp Washington and fundraising efforts advanced the ministry of Transfiguration Lodge,” Douglas wrote in an email to the diocese. “And it was his vision that led Church Home of Hartford to become Seabury retirement community in Bloomfield. Arthur, together with Roberta, cared deeply for the clergy and their families in Connecticut as pastor and counselor.”Walmsley will be remembered, “not only for his profound and far-reaching ministry in Connecticut, but also for his work in ecumenical affairs, social justice and racial reconciliation,” according to Douglas. Walmsley’s work occurred in a variety of positions, including in what was then the Department of Social Relations at the Episcopal Church Center in New York and as director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.After resigning as bishop diocesan, Walmsley had a vocation as a spiritual director for lay people and clergy alike, as episcopal visitor to the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and co-founder of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation.At his request and direction, there will be memorial services in both New Hampshire and at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford. Dates and details will be announced.Walmsley is survived by his wife, Roberta, and their children, Elizabeth and John. 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 Joan Jennings Scalfani says: Jim Dannals says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments (4) Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

Episcopalians remember, reflect, pray for Notre Dame Cathedral

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Smoke rises around the altar in front of the cross inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as a fire continues to burn, April 16, 2019. Photo: Philippe Wojazer/REUTERS[Episcopal News Service] While the world watched in stunned disbelief as Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames April 15, many people, including Episcopalians, took to social media to post photos of their visits to the iconic church and offer prayers for the people of Paris.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined with the Very Rev. Lucinda Laird, dean of the American Cathedral in Paris, and Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Bishop in Charge Mark D.W. Edington, to offer “our sincere condolences and our readiness to offer any hospitality that would be of help to the community and congregation of Notre Dame in this most holy season of the faith we share.”The three said that members of the Episcopal cathedral – located about three miles up the Seine from Notre Dame – “send our prayers in this week that ends in what we know to be the sure and certain promise of resurrection for the future life and restoration of this monument of Christian faith.”Notre Dame, the most famous of the world’s medieval Gothic cathedrals, was begun in 1163 on the Île de la Cité in the Seine and was considered finished in 1350. It rose on the site of two earlier churches. Prior to those churches, the site held a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter. Some of the Roman ruin can still be seen below the cathedral. About 13 million people visit the Roman Catholic cathedral each year.In New York, members of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine must have watched news broadcasts from Paris with a special sympathy. A fire in the cathedral’s crypt broke out a day earlier, on the morning of April 14, Palm Sunday, sending smoke into the 124-foot-high stone nave and forcing the evacuation of about 100 people. The fire began after the 9 a.m. service had ended. The 11 a.m. service was moved outside, as was the Sunday soup kitchen.The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, dean of the cathedral, told Episcopal News Service that the fire started in an art storage room and was contained to that space. About three-quarters of the art was saved, but the fire destroyed a valuable icon and a 16th-century chair, as well as some prints, drawings and carvings, he said. He credited the New York Fire Department’s prompt response for keeping the damage to far less than it could have been.The cathedral was open on April 15, but because of ongoing cleanup, public tours were cancelled, as were the three services scheduled for Holy Monday (Eucharist plus Morning and Evening Prayer).“My first thought, even though I wasn’t here, was oh, God, it’s just like the fire in 2001 here at the cathedral,” said Daniel, recalling his reaction to hearing about the Notre Dame disaster. (Daniel first came to the cathedral in March 2017 as interim dean.)It was a week before Christmas Eve in 2001 when the six-alarm fire burned through the timbered roof trusses, which caved in, destroying the north transept, he said. The 2001 fire also severely damaged the Great Organ and two of the cathedral’s Life of Christ Barberini tapestries. Sections of the cathedral were closed until 2008 for cleaning and restoration.“My second thought was oh, the trauma, the trauma. It will take years to recover from the trauma. You will recover, but it will take time,” Daniel said. “And then I thought, those poor people, all that suffering, all that history, all that hope. It’s going to be a tough time.”Daniel said some people asked him if the two fires this week were a sign. He told them they showed “we’re in a season of dying and rising.”Flames may have destroyed art at St. John the Divine and a large part of Notre Dame, “but, you know what, we rise again,” he said, noting that the 2001 fire left the cathedral “a little bit scarred” but still at work among the people of New York.“I feel confident that Notre Dame will be repaired, restored, renewed and will go on about its mission,” Daniel said, adding that along with the hard work that will be required in the coming years comes “an opportunity for renewal and strength to move ahead.”At Washington National Cathedral, a place that has known the impact of disaster since an August 2011 magnitude 5.8 earthquake caused tens of millions of dollars of damage, Dean Randy Hollerith expressed solidarity with another cathedral in what he called “a small sisterhood of globally recognizable Gothic cathedrals.”Evensong at the cathedral on April 15 included a prayer for Notre Dame and a copy of the prayer was placed in the church’s St. John’s Chapel for those who wanted to light a candle for the church community in Paris.“Our hearts are breaking for their loss, but we know that this great cathedral has touched and inspired millions of people around the world, and that impact can never be destroyed,” Hollerith said.The Rev. Broderick Greer, canon precentor at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, wrote a prayer for Notre Dame, which the cathedral offered on its Facebook page “from one cathedral to another.”The Rev. Vicki Geer McGrath was among the many Episcopalians who posted their prayers and reflections on Facebook. She told parishioners at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Millington, New Jersey, where she is the rector, that buildings do not make a church; however, “a place that is built to hold and inspire the faith and prayers of believers, and to contain the hopes and aspirations of all men and women, becomes a vessel and vehicle of holiness, no matter how simple or how grand.”McGrath wrote that she was moved by people – “their faith and hope on very public display” – who gathered in the streets of Paris, praying and singing hymns as they watched Notre Dame burn.Acknowledging the increasing secularization of Europe and the United States, she suggested that it is time for all Christians “to pray earnestly and daily for the renewal of our faith in Christ and for new life for the church” and “each one of us will be inspired and directed to be God’s agents in a new flowering of faith and life in Christ.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 16, 2019 Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopalians remember, reflect, pray for Notre Dame Cathedral Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

RSF condemns arrest of 16 journalists protesting threats to media freedom

first_img Riot police used physical force and pepper spray to disperse the protesting journalists before arresting 16 of them ­– five from The Maldives Independent, six from Haveeru, two from Sangu TV, two from Raajje TV and one from Villa TV. Three others were hospitalized. The detained journalists were eventually released but were due to appear in court today on charges of resisting or obstructing the authorities. The journalists’ grievances include a court decision to close the newspaper Haveeru, a bill recently submitted to parliament that would criminalize defamation (which was decriminalized in 2009), restrictions on media coverage of criminal court proceedings, and the government’s failure to combat impunity for violence against journalists – in particular, the lack of any significant progress in the investigation into the 2014 disappearance of Ahmed Rilwan, a journalist with Minivan News (now called The Maldives Independent). “The series of draconian measures and the repressive actions directly targeting journalists clearly show that this is not a democratic government that accepts the media’s watchdog role,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We call on President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to put an immediate end to the authoritarian offensive on which he has embarked.” Despite the violence, the demonstrations continued today outside parliament and outside the court that heard the charges against some of the journalists arrested yesterday. Last November, RSF warned the authorities against any attempts to gag broadcast and online media and condemned a series of attacks on journalists, TV channels and news websites. After a state of emergency was declared on 4 November, the Maldives Broadcasting Commission threatened to withdraw the licences of radio and TV stations that broadcast content “infringing on national security.” An Indian Ocean archipelago where opposition and independent media are exposed to a great deal of violence, Maldives is ranked 112th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 60 places since 2010. The family and colleagues of Ahmed Rilwan have been without any news of him since his disappearance on 8 August 2014. Asia – PacificMaldives Judicial harassmentImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression Follow the news on Maldives News April 23, 2018 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Maldivian authorities to drop all charges against the 16 journalists who were arrested yesterday while staging a peaceful sit-in outside the president’s office in Malé in protest against the decline in respect for media freedom. News Asia – PacificMaldives Judicial harassmentImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information News April 4, 2016 RSF condemns arrest of 16 journalists protesting threats to media freedom September 12, 2018 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation to go further News RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates July 15, 2020 Find out more RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalistlast_img read more

Prudential adds Wellthy, a service for caregivers, to its financial wellness portfolio

first_img WhatsApp Prudential adds Wellthy, a service for caregivers, to its financial wellness portfolio Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Pinterestcenter_img Twitter TAGS  Twitter NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– More than 15% of American workers report providing ongoing care for a chronically ill, disabled or elderly person, and 1 in 4 women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce because of child care and other challenges due to COVID-19. The responsibilities these caregivers bear has been heightened during the pandemic, accelerating mental health and workplace productivity issues. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en/ Judy Dougherty, Head of Enterprise Capabilities, Prudential Financial (Photo: Business Wire) Prudential 1 ( NYSE: PRU ) is partnering with Wellthy, a leading provider in the caregiving space, to incorporate Wellthy’s suite of digital and concierge caregiving services into Prudential’s financial wellness offering. These services will help employers relieve the caregiving burden impacting their employees. The new partnership will enable Prudential to offer no-cost access to Wellthy’s digital caregiving tools, such as educational content, digital care plan creation, storage of digital caregiving documents (e.g., prescriptions, medical records, wills, etc.), access to a shared calendar to track appointments, and the ability to establish a group caregiving discussion. Wellthy’s caregiving services complement employee assistance programs by providing individuals with a digital platform to organize and manage caregiving activities, along with the option of concierge services that provide hands-on support to help relieve their caregiving burden and save them hours every week. For example, employers will have the option to pay or enable their employees to pay for a dedicated Care Coordinator to help individuals manage the logistical and administrative tasks of caring for loved ones on a family’s behalf, including:Sourcing and vetting in-home aides and child care providers.Evaluating insurance coverage for home safety modifications.Setting up meal delivery services.Identifying in-network physical therapy providers.Arranging transportation to/from appointments.Setting up calendars for appointment management.Assisting with financial claims and billing support (e.g., liaising between medical providers, hospital and Medicare).Researching local elder care attorneys specialized in estate planning. Prudential will also partner with employers to provide referrals to employees during critical moments that matter (e.g., leave of absence, birth of a new child, illness of elderly relatives) to optimize employee usage of Wellthy’s caregiving resources. “The COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the lines between work and home. It has pushed many employees into multiple and sometimes new caregiving roles that impact their ability to balance work, home and the needs of their loved ones. This balancing act is creating additional pressure on an already challenged caregiving system,” said Judy Dougherty, head of Enterprise Capabilities at Prudential Financial. “The benefits of Wellthy’s service are lower stress and improved productivity by assisting with some administrative and logistical tasks associated with caregiving, and in some cases reduced income disruption associated with unpaid leave. The addition of Wellthy to our portfolio is another way we are helping people achieve and maintain financial wellness.” For employers, the benefits of investing in caregiver support are also clear. Caregiving costs employers several thousand dollars per caregiving employee per year—on lost productivity, absences, and talent retention. “Well before the pandemic, caregiving was a serious challenge for so many Americans and we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to lift the burden off caregivers,” said Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO of Wellthy. “Our model is built on transforming family care through personalized care support that caregivers can control from an online dashboard, and we are pleased that more and more employers are seeing the value of providing their workforce with access to caregiving support.” Learn more about Prudential Financial Wellness About Prudential Financial, Inc. Prudential Financial, Inc. ( NYSE: PRU ), a financial wellness leader and premier active global investment manager with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2020, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees help to make lives better by creating financial opportunity for more people. Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit news.prudential.com. About Wellthy Wellthy is a caregiving concierge service for families with chronic, complex and ongoing care needs. Wellthy offers a robust caregiving platform and personalized support to help families tackle the logistical and administrative tasks of caring for the ones they love, including themselves. For more information, please visit wellthy.com. 1045360-00001-00 ————————————————————————————————— 1 Financial wellness content, tools and solutions are provided through Prudential Workplace Solutions Group Services, LLC (“PWSGS”). PWSGS is a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. PWSGS is not a licensed insurance company, does not provide insurance products or services, and does not provide investment or other advice. Access to Wellthy Caregiving Services is separate from and is not contingent upon participation in a Prudential Group or Retirement service or contract. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA: Monique Freeman 973-634-8325 [email protected] Twitter: @MoniqueR—PruPR FOR WELLTHY Nadia Damouni 646-818-9217 [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW JERSEY UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NURSING HEALTH HOSPITALS HUMAN RESOURCES FINANCE BANKING SOURCE: Prudential Financial, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005124/en Facebook Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ gameNext articleBringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Single-Family Rentals Over the Past Decade

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Single-Family Rentals Over the Past Decade Sign up for DS News Daily Single-Family Rentals Over the Past Decade After the financial crisis hobbled the housing industry back in 2008, the number of rented abodes skyrocketed. Today, that number continues to climb, as more people opt—for one reason or another—to live the leasing lifestyle, according to the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley, which conducted a national survey of single-family renters to better weigh their experiences and motivations.Between 2006 and 2016, more than 3.8 million additional households became single-family renters, the center notes. By the time 2015 rolled around, nearly one in five single-family homes was occupied by a renter, and today, single-family rentals make up the fastest-growing portion of the housing market, the Terner Center says.To tease out the qualitative factors behind their choice to rent a home, the Terner Center analyzed why a growing number of renters are choosing to reside in single-family rental properties. What researchers found is this: the reason households often opt to rent is completely unrelated to the housing stock itself.Nearly two-thirds of respondents were already renters before relocating into their current digs—35.8 percent rented single-family homes while 30 percent had been living in multifamily units. Some 42.9 percent said they were renting because it was more affordable and convenient, offered more flexibility, and/or provided them access to a nicer neighborhood. Almost one in five survey takers said they had no desire to own a home in the future.Another data point: People rent single-family homes for their size and amenities (“private laundry,” no shared walls with neighbors, space for pets, etc.) and because of the benefits inherent to single-family neighborhoods. Only one out of 190 said they’d prefer to reside in a multifamily dwelling instead. Popularity notwithstanding, the American homeownership dream is still alive and well: 80 percent of single-family renters said they desire to purchase a place of their own within the next five years, the study says. Among those, almost one-third said their decision stems from a desire to shield themselves from rent increases and/or evictions. “The study illuminates that many of these renters are interested in homeownership, but the tightened credit box in the wake of the financial crisis has made it more difficult for renters—even among those with higher incomes—to qualify for a mortgage,” the study reports. “While there are numerous factors that have contributed to this tightening of lending standards, it is critical that policymakers working to revamp the housing finance system consider questions of access.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Affordability Home Rental Market Homebuyers Rental Renters Single Family Rental Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Affordability Home Rental Market Homebuyers Rental Renters Single Family Rental 2018-04-20 Alison Rich Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Five Star’s Ed Delgado Criticizes Senate HUD Nomination Hold Next: Housing Optimism Resilient to Storms April 20, 2018 3,095 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Alison Rich Subscribelast_img read more

Should CFPB Reorganize ‘Just Weeks Before an Election’?

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily 2020-10-27 Christina Hughes Babb Should CFPB Reorganize ‘Just Weeks Before an Election’? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, has called on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger to delay the proposed reorganization of the agency’s Division of Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending (SEFL) until after the election while raising questions on whether she would continue as the agency’s chief in a new administration.In a letter to Kraninger, Brown suggested that Kraninger’s job was at risk if she pursued her plans, claiming that a “reorganization of this magnitude is inappropriate just weeks before an election that will determine whether you continue as Director past January 20, 2021.”Kraninger was confirmed as the CFPB Director in December 2018 and her job is a five-year term. However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that the President has the ability to fire the CFPB director at will. With Kraninger having been appointed by President Trump, Brown’s comments could be read as an insinuation that her tenure could be reconsidered under a Joe Biden administration.Brown proposed that Kraninger “not move forward with the SEFL reorganization until it is clear” her job was secure. He also requested that she cede communications with his office on the subject to Brian Schneider, the CFPB’s Associate Director for the SEFL Division, and Thomas Ward, the Director of Enforcement.In his letter, Brown referred to an earlier call he had with Kraninger in which he shared “concerns that the SEFL reorganization will weaken the Bureau’s ability to hold financial institutions accountable for violating the law and obtain redress for harmed consumers.” He contradicted Kraninger’s alleged response that the reorganization would enable the agency’s Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) with additional technical resources and reporting capabilities, claiming that CFPB documentation did not support that claim.“According to the Bureau’s documents you provided me, the claimed objective of the SEFL reorganization is to allow for ‘centralization and streamlining’ and ‘establishment of a consistent and unified SEFL approach to policy and strategic planning,’” Brown wrote. “While these objectives may have merit, how they are achieved matters. Here, to the extent the reorganization achieves any desired consistency or efficiency, it is by cutting out Enforcement’s voice and role in critical SEFL decision making processes. It also introduces inefficiency and confusion by taking dedicated Enforcement resources, such as the E-Litigation team, and asking them to do non-Enforcement work and report to a new SEFL-wide office.”Kraninger has not yet publicly commented on Brown’s letter. Related Articles Previous: FHFA Strategy Focuses on Post-Conservatorship Years Next: Hubzu Launches Mobile App Home / Daily Dose / Should CFPB Reorganize ‘Just Weeks Before an Election’? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. October 27, 2020 14,275 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

[2G Case]: “Whatever Is Not A Crime At The Time, Cannot Be Made An Offence”, Submits Atmaram Nadkarni Before Delhi HC

first_imgNews Updates[2G Case]: “Whatever Is Not A Crime At The Time, Cannot Be Made An Offence”, Submits Atmaram Nadkarni Before Delhi HC Radhika Roy14 Oct 2020 8:25 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday continued hearing the submissions on the point of grant of “leave to appeal” in the pleas against acquittal of all accused in the 2G case. A Bench of Justice Brijesh Sethi heard the arguments submitted by Senior Advocates Atmaram Nadkarni, N. Hariharan and Advocate Vijay Aggarwal. Nadkarni commenced his submissions by stating that Section 13(1)(d)…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 Delhi High Court on Wednesday continued hearing the submissions on the point of grant of “leave to appeal” in the pleas against acquittal of all accused in the 2G case. A Bench of Justice Brijesh Sethi heard the arguments submitted by Senior Advocates Atmaram Nadkarni, N. Hariharan and Advocate Vijay Aggarwal. Nadkarni commenced his submissions by stating that Section 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act had been amended and substituted with another Section. Consequently, by an Order dated 21.12.2017, the accused had been acquitted and there was no relation between the prosecutor and the accused. “In July 2018, the Section is amended. This becomes relevant because though I’m not a public servant, I’ve been charged with conspiracy. The CBI started the investigation in January 2020, but they haven’t referred to the amendment”, submitted Nadkarni. He then went on to refer to two maxims of criminal law – “Whatever is not a crime, cannot be made an offence” and “A person cannot be touched if that is not a crime on that date”. “For instance, if I’m smoking and there is no law against it, then you cannot say at a later date that I have committed a crime”. Nadkarni then submitted that there were no pending proceedings and the only pending thing was the leave to appeal, and an application to leave to appeal did not come under pending proceedings. “My prayer is that a) this very point is pending before the Division Bench. Therefore, the matter should be referred to the DB. B) The validity of the amendment is pending before the Supreme Court. c) For arguendo purposes, my submissions would be on merits of the Application”. Nadkarni then argued that, on account of the fact that there are similar matters pending before the DB, and therefore, the instant matter should be stayed till the DB does not hear the matter. With regard to the Amendment Act, Nadkarni submitted, “There is no Repeal and Saving Clause. You may note that the intention of the Legislature is evident from the provisions of the Act. They had in their wisdom chosen to not provide for something that they usually provide in others. It’s not like they were not aware. They were aware of the pending proceedings and prosecutions”. Nadkarni referred to Section 6 of the General Clauses Act to buttress his submission. Senior Advocate N. Hariharan informed the Court that he would be adopting the arguments of Nadkarni. Advocate Vijay Aggarwal also made his submissions post which the Court decided that the matter would be heard tomorrow. Next Storylast_img read more

Angels’ bells

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Christmas tree has been decorated with 213 tiny bells that honor the memory of two little angels, Hadley May and Shep Pugh, and Shep’s mom, Brittany, this Christmas season.“Hadley became an angel on Dec. 7, 2006, and Brittany and Shep joined her in heaven on March 7, 2011,” said Karen Smith, a teacher at Banks Primary School. “Hadley’s grandmother, Ann Dunn, and Shep’s grandmother, Kathy Pugh, are both teachers here at Banks Primary School and we wanted to remember them all in a loving way this Christmas.”Kathy Pugh expressed appreciation to the students for the love shown for Hadley, Shep and Brittany. Angels’ bells Sponsored Content Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Students at Banks School gathered recently in front of the memorial tree they decorated in honor of Hadley May, Shep Pugh and Shep’€™s mother, Brittany. Proceeds from the tree will help purchase books for the school. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Banks students honor memory of May, Pugh“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.”The quote from the popular Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” was the inspiration for the 2011 Angel Tree at Banks Primary School. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like ‘We’ve got to build’ Charles and Mary Adams stood in front of the charred remains of the Adams Glass Art Studio earlier this week… read more This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Latest Stories “We have made a commitment that each year, the PTO will donate $500 in books to the school’s library,” Smith said. “We have also opened this fund to the public for the donation of funds and books. Anyone who would like to donate a book in honor or memory of someone is invited to do so.”For more information about the Dunn, Pugh, Smith Memorial Library Fund, call Banks Schools at 243-5514 or 243-5990. Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “I’ve been at Banks Schools for 29 of the 35 years I have been teaching,” she said. “We are like family here and the school in like our home. Ann and I found ourselves in the same boat in our loses and everyone has been so supportive. It has meant so much to both of us. This Angel Tree is very special to us. We can never say ‘thank you’ enough.”The primary school students had an opportunity to purchase bells for the school’s Angel Tree for a dollar each with the proceeds to be donated to the Banks Library Fund, which is supported by the Dunn, Pugh, Smith Memorial Library Fund, that also memorializes Patrick Smith, the son of Angela Smith, who also teaches at Banks School. Patrick, a bull rider, died as the result of a rodeo injury in February 2002.“In the spring, our PTO officers were discussing some of the areas we felt really deserved our attention and we realized that our library was in need of new books, higher Advanced Reader books, generally, more books,” Smith said. “We also discussed that we had three teachers who are synonymous with Banks Schools. All three of them have huge investments in our schools and they have all faced tremendous personal tragedies and have stood strong in their faith. The strength each one of them displayed was nothing short of miraculous. They have each left a lasting imprint on the hearts of every person who knows them, especially our family here at Banks School.”In recognition of the impact these teachers have left on the Banks Schools and the Banks community, the PTO board of officers created a fund know as the Dunn, Pugh, Smith Memorial Library Fund. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

Helms: Efforts ‘rock’ on

first_img You Might Like Female Factor celebrates family Coordinators of the Female Factor would like to see a photo of your mom. The Female Factor is a free… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Published 9:45 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Book Nook to reopen Next Up Helms: Efforts ‘rock’ on Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits David Helms just might have said it best.“This could be our best and last chance to save the Rock Building.”Helms is among those who are spearheading the efforts to amass a grassroots effort to save the Pike Activities Building, commonly called, the Rock Building. The historic structure continues to “crumble” since left to time and the elements after being damaged by fire nearly 20 years ago.The last, best effort to save the Rock Building is now in the hands of the people of Pike County, Helms said.“It is time for us to step up and step out and let the Pike County Commissioners know that it’s time to do something,” Helms said. “The building belongs to the county, and we’re all part of the county. It’s time for us to do something.”For starters, that “something” will be a meeting of like minds at 6 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Troy Recreation Center.“What we want to do right now is bring together people who are concerned about the future of the Rock Building and want to see in preserved for now and for future generations,” Helms said.“I don’t know how many thousands for rocks are in that building. There’s probably no way to know but what we do know is the people of Pike County gathered those rocks – every one of them – and either hauled them to the site in wagons or pickup trucks or left them on the roadside for the county to pick up. There’s no telling how many people had a hand in the building of the Pike Activities Building – our Rock Building.”Helms said the purpose of the meeting on May 19 will be to present ideas and gather information.“The first thing we have to do is determine a purpose for the Rock Building,” Helms said. “We need ideas on how the building could be used. And, there are people around who remember the building being built or who have heard stories from their parents or grandparents about the building. We want to hear stories about activities and events held in the building – about its purposes and how it was a center for county activities.”Helms said the Rock Building has a proud place in the history of Pike County and it is worth preserving  “whatever the cost.”“We encourage everyone with an interest in the preservation of the Rock Building to attend this grassroots meeting at 6 p.m. May 19 at the Troy Recreation Center,” he said.In mid-April Helms toured the Rock Building with Pike County Commission Chairman Homer Wright and Commissioner Charlie Harris, Alex Whaley of Whaley Construction Company and Chuck Ingram with McKee & Associates Architects to determine the feasibility of preserving the Rock Building.Whaley said a lot of creative things could be done with the building – with enough money.“What is most valuable about this building is the nostalgia,” Whaley said. “The exterior walls are intact and that’s good. We know that it’s got to have a roof but, before we move ahead, we’ve got to know the intended use of the building.”Wright said the building has been an issue before the Commission for a long time.“And, it’s time to do something, if there is still time,” he said.Harris said he is in favor of a public meeting to discuss the future of the Rock Building.“The people should have a say in what this building becomes,” he said. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

On-line learning is held back

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Employers are out of touch with on-line learning in their organisations and few know what they are spending on it.Two separate surveys, published this week also reveal that cultural barriers are slowing the growth of on-line learning.The charity Campaign for Learning found that e-learners are positive about the experience but bemoan the lack of support from their organisations. There is a general feeling that this should take the form of personal learning support, such as someone to call on the telephone or visit in a learning centre.The Campaign for Learning, which conducted the Attitudes to E-Learning survey in partnership with the UfI, KPMG and Peter Honey Learning, found that two in five do not know how many e-learners there are in their organisation and a similar number did not know what proportion of their training budget was being spent on e-learning. Despite the excitement surrounding the growth in on-line training, there are reservations about e-learning. A quarter of employers believe that it is not as effective as face-to-face teaching, while 11 per cent think e-learning during work time is not conducive to effective learning. “It is interesting that even among employers and individual early adopters of the technology there is a healthy scepticism about the limits of e-learning and we need to be wary of much of the hype,” said Campaign for Learning’s chief executive Bill Lucas. A second survey published in Personnel Today’s sister magazine Training next week reveals this is common ground. Corporate foundations for e-learning success found that the greatest issue preventing effective delivery of e-learning among those who have an intranet is “interruptions at the desktop”.The Training magazine survey, conducted with Xebec McGraw-Hill, showed that training and HR professionals have major concerns about the lack of commitment by senior managers to on-line learning.www.xebec-online.comwww.campaign-for-learning.org.ukBy Stephanie Sparrow On-line learning is held backOn 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more