Video: Pakistan’s Christians: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith

first_img Comments (3) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Video Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC 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 Julian Malakar says: September 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm It is sad to say that so much blood has been flown around the world since September 11, 2001 till today by the name of Islam and there is no sign to stop. After so many innocent souls have been lost prematurely does it make sense to say Islam is religion of Peace and point finger too few terrorists responsible for such huge crime against humanity by the name of Islam and majority Muslims are innocent? Muslim’s holy book the Quran says in Surah 9:29 “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled”.In Surah 9:73 the Quran says “O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination”. There are many more Sutras in Quran that speaks hates against Christian, Jews and non-Muslims. It is unlike Christ’s overall teaching that love your neighbor as yourself. Are ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko-Haram etc. violating the Quran, Hadith and the Sharia?To get permanent solution for peace we must know the truth and find path accordingly to set us free from evils’ claw as Christ taught us to do. May Almighty God open up hearts and minds of people who prosecute His holy people! September 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm It is sad to say that so much blood has been flown around the world since September 11, 2001 till today by the name of Islam and there is no sign to stop. After so many innocent souls have been lost prematurely does it make sense to say Islam is religion of Peace and point finger to few terrorists responsible for such huge crime against humanity by the name of Islam and majority Muslims are innocent? Muslim’s holy book the Quran says in Surah 9:29 “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled”.In Surah 9:73 the Quran says “O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination”. There are many more Sutras in Quran that speaks hates against Christian, Jews and non-Muslims. It is unlike Christ’s overall teaching that love your neighbor as yourself. Are ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko-Haram etc. violating the Quran, Hadith and the Sharia?To get permanent solution for peace we must know the truth and find path accordingly to set us free from evils’ claw as Christ taught us to do. May Almighty God open up hearts and minds of people who prosecute His holy people! 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 [Episcopal News Service] One year ago today (on Sept. 22, 2013) two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children. Bishop Samuel Azariah of the Diocese of Raiwind, moderator of the Church of Pakistan, spoke with Episcopal News Service shortly after that tragic day, saying that despite years of intense persecution from religious extremists, the Christian population in Pakistan is resilient and growing in numbers. “Nothing will dampen our spirits. Bombing, murder, burning, shooting will not dampen our spirits and our commitment to Jesus Christ,” he says.This video was first published on Nov. 19, 2013.Azariah briefed the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops on Sept. 19 about the life of his church in a country where Christians account for 1.5 percent of the 189 million Pakistanis.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has issued a statement on this first anniversary of the suicide bombings at All Saints Church, Peshawar, Pakistan. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events By Matthew DaviesPosted Sep 22, 2014 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Featured Jobs & Calls Catherine Cheek says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY September 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm Our parish (Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio USA) has been focusing on the persecution of Christians in the last few weeks. And I often ask myself, “Is my faith strong enough to withstand the persecution that Christians are experiencing all over the world?” I wonder about these amazing people, who laid down their lives for our Lord Jesus Christ. These persecuted faithful are our modern-day martyrs. Most of whom will never be listed on a church calender, or in such books as “Holy Women, Holy Men, but are still like many of our saints. I pray to God that my faith could be, at least, a fraction of the strength of the people like Archbishop Azariah, and All Saints Church. Our brothers and sisters in Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq are pillars of faith. We have to admire these amazing people for the depth of their faith, and pray for them. They are fantastic role models for Christians everywhere.Our rector and parish are very involved with Ecumenical and Interfaith affairs. We gather with Muslims, Jews, and other Christians for the opportunity for understanding each other and fellowship. Being the case, I have to state this. Groups like the Islamic State and AL Qaida are not a part of the real religion of Islam. I studied Islam for seven years and practiced Islam for twelve years, before returning home to the Episcopal faith. During some of those years I lived in Amman, Jordan. To this day, I have never met any terrorists. Those who persecute non-Muslims are not Islamic. They are violating the Qur’an, Hadiths, and the Sharia. Sadly, the media generalizes these fanatics as representatives of what is actually a religion of peace. I write about this frequently, because Islam is not an evil religion. It is one of the Abrahamic faiths whose moral teachings and ancestry is very similar to our own faith. I think it is important to stress this, because of the Anti-Islamic attitude that has become popular with many in the West. Muslims are not the only religion that is guilty of persecution. This has happened at the hands of Christianity and other faiths, as well. Maybe this is a factor of human nature, to destroy anything with which we don’t understand. The worst part of all of this is the fact that the persecutors justify their horrible actions, by claiming they are doing so, “In the Name If God.” Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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UN and the United States should live by its resolution

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014  January 27th was the International Day of Commemoration to honor the Victims of the Holocaust. On this date in 2005, marking the 60th anniversary of the Red Army’s liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland, the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution condemning all “manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on their ethnic origin or religious belief, wherever they occur.”It is sad that the U.N. seems to have “forgotten” this resolution, choosing to ignore ISIS atrocities and Syrian subjugation leading to the current devastating refugee migration and xenophobic response. Instead, they focus on Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East that promulgates equality of all citizens – Arab, Christian, and Jewish – within the Jewish State of Israel.This day in history should remind us to be vigilant in protecting all citizens and immigrants regardless of gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and identity, socio-economic status, political participation, ethnic origin, and physical abilities. We need to remind the U.N. of their landmark resolution, and speak out so that our country lives by that resolution as well. #STOP PRESIDENT BANNON Mama Mia TAGSholocaustInternational Day of CommemorationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleThey can’t push you over the edge unless you are standing on it.Next article4 Tips for MAC Users to Improve Your Productivity Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Rick Sherwin is the Rabbi at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. He is a graduate of UCLA and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He energetically fills spiritual services and educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue and humor.center_img Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom InspirationBy Rick Sherwin January 29, 2017 at 9:02 pmlast_img read more

Donna’s Deals: 7 Secrets to Shopping at HomeGoods

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSDonna’s DealsHomegoods Previous article“New Errol” to include Adult Living FacilityNext articleEaster Recipe: Dr. Pepper Glazed Easter Ham Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1. Don’t hunt for one particular item.Have an idea of several large needs you have—a better way to organize the silverware in your kitchen or a footstool of some type for the living room. HomeGoods simply is not the kind of store you can walk in expecting a full stock of a particular item. Your mindset should be about the solutions you may find, not the specific things you probably won’t.2. Know your colors–and your numbers.It’s helpful if you know what your overall inspiration is, and therefore, what will and won’t fit in it. Have measurements of the room, the furniture you already have, and a measuring tape on hand as well.3. Let them help you figure out your style.HomeGoods’s website has a super-simple style quiz that’s almost too easy. And while they don’t have product available online, the site is full of inspiration under its ‘Customer Finds’ section.4. Shop on weekdays.As nice as it would be to go and casually peruse on a Saturday afternoon, you’ll likely be fighting crowds over a product that’s, well, maybe passed over for a reason. Head in during the workweek for a much calmer experience with so many more options. (No elbow pads required.)5. Shop several different locations.If you’re lucky enough to have several locations in your city’s metro area, try them all. You’d be surprised what you find at one that you may not at another.6. Buy, try, return.If you want to mull something over, do so with it in your possession. HomeGoods is not a come-back-in-a-week type of store. That precious lucite and brass bar cart is simply not going to be there tomorrow. If it’s the right size, shape, and color, and yet you get it home only to find it just isn’t working, then just return it. At least you won’t have to wonder ‘what if,’ as if you were trapped in a tragic rom-com about furniture.7. Download the app.Want a little sneak preview of what’s going on the shelves in your local store before arriving? Use the store’s app to see what’s cropping up at your local shop.The nearest HomeGoods store to Apopka is at Wekiva Square at 965 West S.R. 436 in Altamonte Springs. Southern Living recently shared eight secrets to shopping at HomeGoods. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527022/terrace-house-in-el-limon-villar-watty-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527022/terrace-house-in-el-limon-villar-watty-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: Villar Watty Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Houses Projects Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos Mexico Structures:TADE diseño estructuralConstruction:Enrique SahagúnProject Architects:Gerardo Villar Watty y Alberto Villar WattyDesign Team:Daniel Villanueva, Paola GarcíaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego SerratosText description provided by the architects. The “El Limón” development is located in the Lake Chapala area, famous for having one of the best climates in the world, with mountain scenery and a close relationship with the lake.Save this picture!SectionIn a plot of 962 m2 with a significant slope and a clear visual axis (mountain-lake), the terrace-house arises from the need for a weekend residence that will eventually become permanent for a retired couple who can entertain, and for which an outdoor space as a terrace was required.Save this picture!© Diego SerratosThe house is placed on the highest part of the land, where there is the best view of the lake, and it is designed on a single level, respecting the maximum allowable height in the area.Save this picture!PlanThe distribution of the house arises from the idea of using service spaces to delimit living spaces and orient them towards the view of the lake, so that the house can be used as a large open space that integrates the terrace with the pool, living room, dining room and kitchen into a single room, all the while maintaining the privacy of the bedroom area.Save this picture!© Diego SerratosThe base and the bush-hammered oxidized concrete roof in combination with the wooden prisms, support the directionality of the space.Project gallerySee allShow lessAguazul 162 / LABarqSelected ProjectsCasa M / Estudio AireSelected Projects Share Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty ArquitectosSave this projectSaveTerrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos “COPY” Save this picture!© Diego Serratos+ 22 Share CopyHouses•Mexico Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeVillar Watty ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexicoPublished on July 20, 2014Cite: “Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos” [Casa -Terraza en El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos] 20 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore 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

USDA Finalizing Organic Livestock Rule Withdrawal

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA Finalizing Organic Livestock Rule Withdrawal The Department of Agriculture announced Monday the formal process to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule. Published January 19th last year, the last-minute Obama-era rule would have increased federal regulation of livestock and poultry for certified organic producers and handlers, according to USDA. The withdrawal becomes effective May 13th, 2018. Following review last year, USDA claims the rule exceeds the federal agency’s statutory authority, and that the changes to the existing organic regulations could have a negative effect on voluntary participation in the National Organic Program.USDA Marketing and Regulatory Program Undersecretary Greg Ibach said in the announcement that existing organic livestock and poultry regulations are “robust” and “effective.” According to USDA reports for 2017, the number of certified organic operations increased domestically by seven percent and globally by 11 percent. Industry estimates show that organic sales in the United States reached almost $47 billion in 2016, reflecting an increase of almost $3.7 billion since 2015. By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 13, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter USDA Finalizing Organic Livestock Rule Withdrawal SHARE Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Honors Outstanding Volunteers at 2018 Spring ConferenceNext articleUSDA to Host Roundtables on Rural Opioid Misuse Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Four Caltech Professors Elected to National Academy of Inventors

first_img 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  From Top Clockwise: Frances Arnold, David Baltimore, Carver Mead and Axel Scherer. Photo courtesy: CaltechElection as an NAI fellow is an honor bestowed upon academic innovators and inventors who have “demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions and innovations that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.” Fellows are named inventors on U.S. patents and were each nominated by their peers for their contributions to innovation.According to its website, the NAI “was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.”Frances Arnold is the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center at Caltech. Her group has pioneered methods of “directed evolution” to engineer new proteins in the lab. The method is now widely used to create catalysts for use in industrial processes, including the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. The Arnold group also uses the results of laboratory evolution experiments to elucidate principles of biological design. Arnold is a coinventor on more than 40 U.S. patents. She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 and received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2013.David Baltimore is the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, and President Emeritus of Caltech. His research group focuses on two major areas: investigation of the development and functioning of the mammalian immune system, and translational studies of the viral transfer of genes into immune cells to increase their ability to fight disease and resist cancer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1975.Carver Mead (BS ’56, MS ’57, PhD ’60) is the Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus, in computation and neural systems. Mead has significantly advanced the technology of integrated circuits by developing a method called very-large-scale integration (VSLI) that allows engineers to combine thousands of transistors onto a single microchip, thus exponentially expanding computer processing power. He received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2002.Axel Scherer is the Bernard Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Applied Physics and Physics, and the director of the Caltech Global Health Initiative. Holding more than 100 patents in the area of nanofabrication and device design, Scherer has most recently developed ways to integrate optics, electronics, and fluidics into sensor systems. Much of his work is currently focused on systems for medical diagnosis and health monitoring through molecular pathology and wireless implants. Over the past decades, technology from his group has been commercialized through several start-up ventures in telecommunications and health care devices.Arnold, Baltimore, Mead, and Scherer will join Vice Provost Morteza Gharib, the Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering, and Robert H. Grubbs, the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, as Caltech’s Fellows of the NAI. They will be inducted during the fourth annual conference of the National Academy of Inventors, which will be held at Caltech on March 20, 2015. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People Four Caltech Professors Elected to National Academy of Inventors Caltech professors Frances Arnold, David Baltimore, Carver Mead, and Axel Scherer have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). By LORI DAJOSE Published on Friday, January 2, 2015 | 11:38 amcenter_img Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. 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Initiative Targets ‘Disproportionate’ Challenges of Black Homeownership

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago December 1, 2020 13,632 Views Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Initiative Targets ‘Disproportionate’ Challenges of Black Homeownership Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Navigating a Potential Bankruptcy Surge Next: GSEs Release Mortgage Portfolio Updates Initiative Targets ‘Disproportionate’ Challenges of Black Homeownership Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Black homeowners face more foreclosures, more tax liens, and higher unemployment rates than their non-Black counterparts—a New York City-based project powered by data and artificial intelligence revealed these racial disparities in homeownership. The collaboration between SAS Advanced Analytics and Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CYNC), which advocates for aspiring and existing homeowners in the city, occurred at a “critical time, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionally affect Black communities,” the collaborators said in an announcement.”Our collaboration with SAS demonstrates the power of analytics to unearth trends that can be used to empower Black communities at a time of urgent discourse around systemic racism,” Christie Peale, CEO/Executive Director of the Center for NYC Neighborhoods said. “The findings will be used by the Center’s Black Homeownership Project to design new programs and to advocate for policy changes that can help to close the racial wealth gap.”The center launched the Black Homeownership Project as a way to help advocate for policies that break down barriers to Black homeownership and close the racial wealth gap, according to Peale.The project has revealed that in the decade following the 2008 financial crisis, Black homeownership in New York City dropped considerably: “There were at least 20,000 fewer Black homeowner households in 2017 than there were in 2005. With the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by historic barriers to Black homeownership, this rate could drop even more.”Contributors to the project included data scientists and analytic volunteers—including many members from SAS’ employee diversity and inclusion groups—who joined the Center to analyze NYC housing data. Some of them express a personal investment in the initiative.”I’ve seen some of this firsthand,” explained SAS Project Manager Sheri Grice. “Growing up, I saw for myself I was not going to be a homeowner in New York. It was not attainable. From just seeing my peers and my peers’ parents and what they went through, I knew the only option for me was to leave.”(Grice’s story is part of a multimedia news release available here.)The study found that neighborhoods with a higher proportion of Black and Hispanic homeowners have lower home values even when home age and square footage are the same. It also revealed that the total cost of acquiring home purchase loans is higher for Black and Hispanic borrowers than for other races, even when controlling for differences in down payment and home value.The collective and ongoing research, Peale says, will be used to promote targeted, data-driven policies that could reduce some of the roadblocks faced by communities of color.”[It] demonstrates the power of analytics to unearth trends that can be used to empower Black communities at a time of urgent discourse around systemic racism,” he said.He added that financial institutions will be able to make use of the project’s AI-powered data analysis.”Financial institutions play a critical role in closing the racial wealth gap, and these findings could support their efforts to implement more data-driven policies,” read a release from the CYNC. “Through partnerships with nonprofits and other organizations, financial institutions can provide key lending decision data to identify similarities and disparities among various groups. And by applying advanced analytic technology to these important datasets, organizations like the Center can more quickly identify inequalities and take action to protect these communities.” 2020-12-01 Christina Hughes Babb Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

John Delaney overwhelmed with response to FAI Donegal visit

first_img Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The Head of the Football association of Ireland has spoken of the importance of building a strong foundation for the sport in Ireland if we are to be successful in to the future.John Delaney was speaking in the context of the FAI’s Festival of Football and Annual General Meeting – which is being staged in Donegal and runs until the 21st.The county hosts the events in the same year the Donegal League is celebrating its 40th anniversary.Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show Mr Delaney said the reception they have received so far has been unbelievable:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/john1pmFAI.mp3[/podcast] 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report News John Delaney overwhelmed with response to FAI Donegal visitcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleDonegal has 2nd biggest spend on erectile dysfunction drugs in HSE westNext articlePSNI renew appeal for information on Paul McCauley assault News Highland Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook By News Highland – July 17, 2012 last_img read more

Price returning home to conduct revival

first_img Email the author Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Price is a native of Brundidge.He graduated from Pike Liberal Arts School in 1986, from the University of Alabama in 1990 and from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University with a master’s degree in theology in 1994.He and his wife have two daughters, Whitney, a senior at the University of Alabama, and Lindsay, a senior at Fairhope High School. Published 11:59 pm Friday, September 9, 2011 Print Article You Might Like Poll: We’re moving on, but still changed WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade later, what happened on Sept. 11 still resonates for much of the country. Even more… read more Latest Stories Price returning home to conduct revival Sponsored Content “COTES now has three church campuses in Fairhope, Thomasville and Gautier, Mississippi,” Price said. “The average total worship attendance is 1,700 to 1,800. COTES also has created a ministry center on our Fairhope campus called the Hope Center.This ministry arm of the church includes medical, dental and counseling services for people who are uninsured or who are financially challenged. More than 100 people have been saved through the Hope Center in 2011 alone.”COTES has been named as one of the fastest growing churches in America for two of the past four years by “Outreach” Magazine.“COTES is a very mission-focused church with ongoing ministries and annual trips to Tanzania, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ukraine and Haiti and other points of mission involvement in the United States and abroad,” Price said.center_img Skip By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Rev. Mark Price will return home this week to conduct revival services at his home church, Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge, Sunday through Wednesday.Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.Price is the senior pastor of Church on the Eastern Shore in Fairhope.He and his wife, Rhonda, founded Church on the Eastern Shore (COTES) 11 years ago with a small handful of people. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Service marks National Day of Prayer, culminates Bible reading marathon

first_img Service marks National Day of Prayer, culminates Bible reading marathon Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Participants bowed their heads in prayer Thursday as PIke County residents gathered to mark the National Day of Prayer. Local events included a prayer service on the Square in downtown Troy.“God Bless America.”The sentiment is expressed on license plates, in lyrics, in prayers and many other ways but God has already blessed America.That was the message that Dr. Billy Harris delivered at the National Day of Prayer Service on the square in downtown Troy Thursday.“God has already blessed America. It’s time that we bless God with obedience,” said Harris, Alabama State Board of Missions Office of Evangelism. “Psalm 33:12 tell us, ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.’ This place (Troy square) ought to be filled with God’s people, thanking Him for all the things He has blessed us with.”Harris said people of God should be mindful of God’s blessings and should proclaim their spiritual inheritance.“We should never forget our spiritual inheritance and we should proclaim it as did our forefathers,” he said. “Before the Pilgrims came shore, they spent a day fasting and in prayer.“The founders of our country never pushed God out of country. Separation of church and state did not mean separation from God. Our country was not founded by religionist. It was founded by Christians and, as a Christian nation, its people should pass on a legacy of biblical faith in Jesus Christ.“Success is not measured by degrees or money or by what we drive or where we live. We should pass on a legacy of faith in God, of our personal relationships with Christ.”Harris said Christians should pray for their personal churches and for a revival in America.“We are in trouble,” he said. “America is in trouble. And God is the only one to turn us around. We should heed God’s word. He tell us, ‘If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn away from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’“God’s message is just a fresh today as it was then. So, if we turn away from our wicked ways, He will forgive our sin and heal our land. Our hope is in God.”Harris led those in attendance in a closing prayer that ended with the directive, “Go live for God.”A national day of prayer was called for by the first Continental Congress in 1775 and was first established by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.In 1952, Congress unanimously voted to establish a National Day of Prayer. The day was made official when President Harry S. Truman signed it into law.In 1988, Congress and President Ronald Reagan amended the law to designate the first Thursday in May as National Day of Prayer.Most National Day of Prayer efforts are geared at praying for the nation, government leaders, the President, congressmen, and local officials. There are large gatherings on the Mall in Washington D.C. and in thousands of cities across America. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Published 11:16 pm Thursday, May 1, 2014 You Might Like Groundwater Festival reinforces importance of clean water (PHOTO GALLERY) Noah Prestwood, left, and Collin King used measuring cups to demonstrate the availability of fresh, surface and groundwater. The Troy… read morecenter_img Skip Latest Stories Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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