whatsapp Icap’s new system hits €10bn INTER-DEALER broker Icap notched up interest rate swap (IRS) trades with a nominal value of over €10bn (£8.36bn) in the first week of trading on its electronic market.The figure represented 15 per cent of the total number of Euro IRS trades passing through the firm’s order book over the week, with 13 major banks already signed up to the system, chief executive Michael Spencer said.“By using our technology banks are able to execute trades that they would not previously have been able to match,” he added. “We expect that the volume of business will continue to grow as more banks are connected and more streaming prices are added to the platform.”Icap expects to have around 24 banks on board with the electronic system before the end of the year.It has developed the market in response to calls from regulators to improve transparency in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives area in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.In June, the US Congress passed its marathon bill detailing reforms to financial regulation, which included tighter rules on trading derivatives, including parking desks trading the riskier types of instruments into subsidies with their own pools of capital.The EU is also lobbying for stricter regulation of the derivatives market, arguing that more instruments should be cleared through central clearing houses to guarantee counterparty payment in the event of a future bank failure. Share Tuesday 14 September 2010 8:57 pm KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULL
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Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Asia Japan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Japan aims to establish casino regulator by January 2020 The Japanese government has revealed plans to formally establish a regulatory body to oversee the country’s land-based casino industry by January next year, around six months after it was originally set to be formed.A five-person board to lead the Casino Management Committee is to be appointed by 7 January 2020, working as an independent arm of the country’s Cabinet Office. It will be led by a five-person board, and ultimately employ 100 people — up from the 95 originally planned — with the leadership to be confirmed by the Japanese parliament (Diet).The Committee will incorporate financial supervision, regulatory supervision, planning, research and general affairs divisions. It will be granted responsibility for handling the licence applications for the three integrated resorts, then for enforcing regulations and monitoring the market, including anti-money laundering duties.Under the regulations approved in March then published as part of a consultation in September, integrated resort operators will have to require a casino business licence to construct their gambling hall, then a casino facility service licence to operate this venue.The gambling facilities must cover no more than 3% of the venue’s overall floor space.Following that consultation, which ended on 3 October, the government is working on developing the final regulatory framework, which will include elements such as the criteria for selecting the sites for the resorts. A number of sites, such as Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka, are all likely to be in contention to host a facility.The Casino Management Committee had originally been expected to be announced in July, only for its establishment to be delayed, with the Japanese government yet to explain why it was pushed back.Following its formation, the final set of regulations are likely to be published, with some media sources reporting that this could also take place in January 2020.With the integrated resorts sites yet to be selected and the process to pick operators to run each site (which are expected to cost at least $10bn to build) to follow, it is unlikely that any of the facilities will open until 2025 at the earliest. Casino & games 22nd October 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address The Japanese government has revealed plans to formally establish a regulatory body to oversee the country’s land-based casino industry by January next year, around six months after it was originally set to be formed.
Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 3rd July 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany New figures from Germany’s state lottery association the Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) reveal that lottery sales in the first half of 2020 rose 4.2% to €3.75bn. Topics: Lottery New figures from Germany’s state lottery association the Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) reveal that lottery sales in the first half of 2020 rose 4.2% to €3.75bn.The most popular game over the six months to 30 June was Lotto 6aus49, which accounted for €1.78bn of sales, almost half the six month total. Eurojackpot, meanwhile, saw stakes rise more than 35% to €815m, with spending on GlücksSpirale up 5.0% to €121.6m.Current DLTB chair and Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz managing director Jürgen Häfner said the strong first half performance highlighted the popularity of lottery games in Germany, even with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic forcing most lottery sales outlets to shut temporarily.He said this disruption was offset by loyal players purchasing multi-week tickets where possible, or migrating online, while longer jackpot cycles increased interest – and sales – of Lotto 6aus49 and Eurojackpot.Häfner noted that around 40% of state lottery revenue was repaid to state governments in taxes and duties, totalling €1.5bn in the first half.“That means more than €8.2m flows to state budgets every day,” he said. “That is money without which many things would not be possible in Germany.”In the second half of 2020, the DLTB will launch a revamped version of Lotto 6aus49, with the first draw due to be held on 23 September.This will see ticket prices increased from €1 to €1.20, allowing for bigger prize pools across all winning categories. The higher price will also help prize pools, capped at €45m, grow faster. German lottery sales rise 4.2% in first half Email Address
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Draft letter on Israel-Palestine is problematic, presiding officers say 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Shane Patrick Connolly says: Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT January 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm I resonate with the words of the Rev. Vicki Gray: “Oh, how this bureaucratic response to a call for justice hurts.” I would wager that the average Episcopalian sitting in our pews is altogether unaware that Christians who live in the Holy Land are Palestinians and that Christians and Muslims suffer together under Israel’s occupation. January 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm We all want peace, and yet, after more than a century of conflict, the struggle between these two related nations remains more intractable than ever. Why?Because each side is entrenched in its own narrative, to the exclusion of the other’s.Its faults notwithstanding, one must admit that Israel has taken some steps since the Oslo Accords toward acknowledging the Palestinian suffering. These steps are reflected in school books, in the media, and through other informational outlets. The Arabs of the West Bank and Gaza, for instance, are now referred to as “Palestinians,” and most Israelis would like to see a Palestinian state emerge. The fact that Israeli voters don’t reflect these wishes has to do with fears of surface-to-air missiles two miles from Ben-Gurion International Airport, and scarred memories of blown-up buses and pizzerias.The Palestinians, unfortunately, have done little to allay Israeli fears. While Palestinians clamor for the removal of onerous checkpoints and barriers, militant attempts to penetrate these barriers and attack Israeli civilians have not ceased at all since the second Intifada. Similarly, school books and speeches, in Arabic, have grown radical, to the point of portraying Israel’s very existence as a crime. Little has been done to acknowledge the Jewish roots in Palestine.The fact is that the Jewish presence in Palestine goes much farther back than most Palestinians, as well as Arabs and Muslims in general, would be willing to admit.Before 1948, Palestine was ruled by a series of empires. Before that Palestine was Judaea—a Jewish country. Jews have lived in Palestine continuously for more than 3,300 years. “Palestine” was the name given to the Jewish homeland in the second century by the Romans, in an attempt to break the Jewish adherence to the land. This was a century after the Jewish temple was destroyed and more than a million Jews were massacred.The Jews stopped fighting the Romans only after they had no more fighting men standing. As Evangelist William Eugene Blackstone put it in 1891, “The Jews never gave up their title to Palestine… They never abandoned the land. They made no treaty, they did not even surrender. They simply succumbed, after the most desperate conflict, to the overwhelming power of the Romans.”The Jews persisted through the centuries under the various empires, after the Arab invasion of 635AD (which they fought alongside the Byzantines), and after the Crusade massacres of the 11th Century, which decimated much of their population. They never stopped returning, and their numbers recovered. In the 19th century, before the Zionist immigration, Jews constituted the largest religious group in Jerusalem.Few Palestinians realize that Jewish customs, religion, prayers, poetry, holidays, and virtually every walk of life, documented for thousands of years—all revolve around Judaea/Palestine/Israel. For thousands of years Jews have been praying for Jerusalem in every prayer, after every meal, in every holiday, at every wedding, in every celebration. The whole Jewish religion is about Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. Western expressions such as “The Promised Land,” and “The Holy Land,” did not pop out of void. They have been part of Western knowledge and tradition dating back to the beginning of Christianity and earlier.After the Crusades, the Jews—including many who have returned over the centuries—lived peacefully with Arabs, often in the very same villages, as in Pki’in, in the Galilee, until the Zionist immigration of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Article 6 of the PLO Charter specifically calls for the acceptance of all Jews present in Palestine prior to the Zionist immigration. These Jews were simply another ethnic group in a region composed of Sunnis, Shiites, Jews, Druz, Greek Orthodox, Catholics, Circassians, Samarians, and more. Some of these groups, like the Druz, Circassians, Samarians, and an increasing number of Christians, are actually loyal to the Jewish State.Incidentally, genetic studies consistently show that Zionist immigrants (a.k.a., Ashkenazi Jews) are closely related to groups that predate the Arab conquest, like the Samarians, who have lived in Palestine for thousands of year.Palestinian denial of these facts may lead to events such as the ones brilliantly depicted in Jonathan Bloomfield’s award-winning book, “Palestine,” in which actual history and predicted events are thinly veiled as fiction.If, as the current Palestinian narrative goes, the Jews are not a people indigenous to Palestine but rather an invading foreign colonialist body, then they must be fought until they are removed from this land. Anything short of that, by any standard, would be injustice.Thus, war and bloodshed will continue until the Palestinians start acknowledging the Jewish narrative, and the fact that Jewish roots in Palestine date back thousands of years, long before the Arab invasion. January 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm The Episcopal Church has no business supporting Hamas, the Palestinians or Hezbolla. They are all terrorist organizations dedicated to the destruction of the U.S. Israel is the sole ally of the U.S. in a turbulent and angry Middle East. The church’s support of the Islamists is misplaced.F. W. Thewalt January 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm A gentle reminder: that the Anglican Bishop is properly referred to as the Bishop in Jerusalem, not “of” Jerusalem, as a courtesy to the Orthodox Bishop 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 Nigel A. Renton says: Sam Empacher says: Rector Belleville, IL The Rev. Carol L Huntington says: January 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm Dropping phosphorus bombs on Gaza I think is one of the reasons people are upset. January 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm This letter might be one of the most appalling documents on the Middle East that I’ve ever read. There is no context here and no history. There is no acknowledgement of what people like Hamas mean when they say “Palestine.” Loaded terms like “oppressor” and “apartheid” are indiscriminately tossed around. To the people who signed this thing and to the people who agree with it, Israel is the one and only villain.The Presiding Bishop was right to criticize this poisonous, repulsive letter. Because she knows that if sentiment like this ever became current, Episcopal and Anglican influence in that part of the world would permanently end. Rector Smithfield, NC January 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm I have known Matthew Davies since he first came to work for ENS, and I’ve always found his reporting to be professional and on point. That is why I cannot figure out why he would agree to write a piece that covers reaction to what is nothing more than hearsay. A draft document, no matter who is listed in the properties, is just that, a draft. How did ENS come into possession of the draft? What was the agenda of the person passing it on?It is also obvious that there is an agenda to the article as it follows a linear support of a shared point of view about actions of General Convention and certain other actions of the Presiding Bishop to meet a rather unified end, but the only alternative voice is the “draft letter.” If a draft is your only counterpoint source, how can we know that your quotes will be the final letter or if they will even see the light of day? Was there no human available? The Rev. Vicki Gray? The Rev Naim Ateek? Anyone?It is as if ENS has become the Fox News of 815. Featured Jobs & Calls Alda Morgan says: [Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: Click here to view the Episcopal Voices of Conscience letter and its signatories, which was released on Jan. 18. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have said that a draft letter pressing the Executive Council to intervene in the implementation of the Episcopal Church’s policies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is extremely unhelpful and disregards due legislative processes.“Just as we don’t proof-text Scripture, we don’t proof-text resolutions, and our polity does not provide Executive Council as an appellate process,” Jennings told ENS after seeing a copy of the draft letter. “Each triennium, however, faithful Episcopalians who disagree with a decision of General Convention work to craft new legislation for a new convention, and that process is open to all of us.”“Our work must begin by listening to those who live and work and have their being in the midst of the current conflicts, and equally attend to the conflicts in our own communities,” Jefferts Schori told ENS. “We cannot build a lasting peace by directing or imposing strategies on others. We can encourage non-violent and transparent methods like those Jesus and his disciple Martin Luther King, Jr. did.”The as-yet unsigned draft letter, titled “A Prophetic Challenge to the Executive Council,” includes a date of Jan. 21 to coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and invoking King’s call for justice.The letter, seen by Episcopal News Service, calls on Executive Council to “immediately move forward with our church’s corporate engagement policy so that our financial resources are not being used to support the infrastructure of this suffocating occupation” and to provide a public account of this work.“The church’s corporate-engagement policy with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains unchanged since it was adopted in 2005, and its implementation is reflected in at least one shareholder resolution over the course of the past triennium, and in fact was the first major denomination to file a resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 19 years ago,” said Alexander Baumgarten, director of the church’s Office of Government Relations.“Some Episcopalians had sought a different course for that policy at this past summer’s General Convention, but the House of Bishops declined to pass it after expressing concern that it could set a trajectory toward supporting boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel,” said Baumgarten, who also noted that the House of Deputies separately rejected boycott, divestment, and sanctions by an overwhelming margin.The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was one of the major issues addressed at the 2012 General Convention, during which the Episcopal Church supported a resolution on positive investment in the Palestinian Territories. Meanwhile, the House of Bishops agreed to postpone indefinitely a conversation on corporate engagement.“I am grateful that The Episcopal Church is currently poised to make such a positive economic investment,” Jefferts Schori told ENS.Resolution B019 affirms positive investment “as a necessary means to create a sound economy and a sustainable infrastructure” in the Palestinian Territories. It also calls on the church to support “the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian study on peace with justice in the Middle East,” and produce an annotated bibliography of resources.Resolution C060, which was tabled, would have called on the church to engage “in corporate social responsibility by more vigorous and public corporate engagement with companies in the church’s investment portfolio that contribute to the infrastructure of the occupation.”One of the main arguments against adopting C060 centered on the fact that the Episcopal Church already has a policy of corporate engagement as recommended in the 2005 report of the Social Responsibility in Investments committee that was endorsed by Executive Council.“General Convention is a great witness to the work of the Holy Spirit,” said Jennings. “Our work at convention is led by the Spirit, and we pray, worship, and sing in the midst of it to remind us that we serve God through our democracy. When we are done and legislation is passed, we stand together.”Baumgarten agreed. “What we saw from the General Convention this past summer was a conscientious decision, after much debate, to call the Episcopal Church to walk a road of intentionality in bringing new people into the fight for a just peace to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and to take the road of reconciliation rather than further division,“ he said. “That decision affirms and builds upon 30 years of resolutions that call the Episcopal Church to support justice for all parties to the conflict.”When called by ENS, the Rev. Canon Brian Grieves of Hawaii, listed in the document’s properties as an author, declined to go on the record until the statement had been released or to share the latest version.The draft letter also calls on the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council to add its voice to other denominations that in October 2012 wrote to Congress “calling for accountability of Israel’s use of foreign aid from our government. The voice of the Episcopal Church is woefully missing in the request our colleagues made to Congress.”Jefferts Schori has said that she was away from the office when the October letter to Congress was being developed, and was not aware of its existence until after it was made public, but has since expressed the belief that the strategy and content reflected in the letter are at odds with the course that the General Convention has asked the Episcopal Church to take.“Signing hortatory statements or partisan letters almost always raises the conflict level, and discourages those on the receiving end of criticism from the kind of openness or vulnerability that is a necessary prerequisite to negotiation,” she said. “Given marked absence of such openness, other methods for motivating participation in negotiations seem most needed right now. That does not mean we should be condoning injustice or aggravated violence by any of the parties. It does mean we have to recognize that progress will not be likely or possible without active insistence that the parties come to the table and stay there.”One of the effects of the letter to Congress has been a suspension of some longstanding dialogue between multiple Christian denominations and Jewish counterparts who support and work collaboratively toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The American Jewish Committee, one of the Jewish groups that withdrew from the dialogue process, was among those who had earlier praised the stances adopted by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention.“The Episcopal Church has demonstrated its commitment to a negotiated resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and a rejection of unhelpful one-sided judgments aimed at Israel that do not advance the cause of peace,” said Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC’s director of interreligious and intergroup relations, who attended General Convention as an invited interreligious guest. “The path toward peace and security for both Palestinians and Israelis is the return without preconditions to direct negotiations for a two-state solution.”Later in October 2012, Jefferts Schori wrote to then presidential candidates President Barack Obama and the Hon. Mitt Romney to use their campaign debate forum “to articulate strong support for a just and peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a clear plan for how you would work to support that goal in the next four years.”Jefferts Schori also joined 35 Christian leaders in signing a January 2013 letter calling on Obama urgently “to redouble his efforts for meaningful progress in the realization of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”General Convention’s Resolution B019 reaffirms the church’s official policy, based on resolutions passed at its previous General Conventions, committing to a two-state solution in which a secure and universally recognized state of Israel lives alongside a free, viable, and secure state for the Palestinian people, with a shared Jerusalem as the capital of both.The draft letter says that “Israel must be held accountable for allowing an occupation for 45 years that suffocates the dreams of freedom that Palestinians hold every bit as much as African Americans sought on that day when Dr. King told the world that he had a dream. Occupation cannot be justified as a tool of security.”The letter also says that “just as this church stood with South Africa and Namibia during the dark days of apartheid, so we recognize that we need to be standing with our sister and brother Palestinians who have endured an apartheid that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has described as worse than it was in South Africa.”The SRI committee report from 2005 acknowledged, however, that the situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories is not the same as the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.“In the case of South Africa, the entire system of apartheid was illegitimate, and no actions short of dismantling it could be countenanced by the world community. The goal was the end of that South African regime,” that report said. “The case of Israel is different. Church policies clearly support Israel’s right to exist, and no companies should be involved, however inadvertently, in any way with organizations engaged in violence against Israelis. Companies can and should operate in Israel proper.”Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani has said that investment in the Palestinian Territories and in the ministry of the Jerusalem diocese is what is needed at this time.“As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers, to continue to provide hope where it is dim, to be voices of the voiceless, and to be advocates for a just and durable peace,” Dawani told a July 2011 conference at Lambeth Palace. “We must work together with people of other faiths to encourage the politicians to put politics aside and meet midway, where all people are equal; the marginalized and the powerful, the poor and the wealthy, men and women, children and the elderly, regardless of faith or social status.”Jefferts Schori visited Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza over Christmas, a trip she said “led to encounters with people of good faith from each of the Abrahamic traditions, people seeking peace with justice for all.”“Their voices were ones of moderation, not so easily heard in a world of polarizing headlines,” she told ENS. “To a person, they asked for solidarity and accompaniment by people of faith from other parts of the world. Our task as Episcopalians is to pray and work for peace – in our own countries as well as in the Middle East – through conversation with those who disagree with particular strategies, refraining from demonizing opponents, and building bridges across the chasms dividing our societies.“May your kingdom come, O Lord, and speedily. May our work be fruitful in contributing to peace.”— Matthew Davies is editor/reporter of Episcopal News Service. Comments are closed. Middle East, Rector Tampa, FL Comments (24) Florence Mattar says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rev, Vicki Gray says: Rector Knoxville, TN Anne Lynn says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Br. Tupper, TSSF says: martha knight says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group January 18, 2013 at 8:54 am Let us work, pray, and study in order to “restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” Let us spread a spirit of love and harmony. Let us, as Jesus asks of us, manifest a radical commitment to non-violence. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs January 18, 2013 at 1:33 am I really wonder if the Bishop and her supporters have read the Palestine Kairos document and what their response is to that. The 1985 South African Kairos document distinguishes between State, Church and Prophetic Theology, and the Bishop is clearly engaging in what was termed “Church theology”, which is a very deceptive form of theology and spirituality as it pretends to do what Jesus and the prophets would have done but without taking a stand for justice and for the oppressed. The Bishop ought to reflect on the words of Jesus “I have not come to bring peace but a sword” and reject all false notions of peace. I understand her dilemma/strategy to some extent: if the Episcopal Bishop in Jerusalem (who dare not really speak the truth since there is a sword hanging over his head) says that he agrees with the Presiding Bishop, then that becomes her justification. Please Presiding Bishop, understand where the Bishop in Jerusalem is coming from and why would you not for example listen to Archbishop Atallah Hannah or Archbishop Sabbah? They provide other voices similar to the voice that Archbishop Tutu would have provided in South Africa in the 1980s. Israel now not only occupies a member state of the UN, it also is doing everything to nullify the existence of that state and people and surely we must stop covering this up? Please Episcopal Church, take a firm and clear stand. And if necessary, start a movement within the Episcopal Church that will stand against this application of “church theology” – this is what we had to do in South Africa…. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ January 19, 2013 at 11:37 am War and bloodshed need not continue until Palestinians or anyone acknowledge Jewish or any narrative, or how long anyone has been anyplace. January 18, 2013 at 1:42 am Oh, how this carefully parsed bureaucratic response to a call for justice hurts. Its many bloodless, gutless words in the face of manifold and manifest injustices against Palestinians recall the call for “moderation” from Birmingham’s religious establishment to whom Martin responded from that city’s jail. And, from the grave, one can hear Martin’s cry “There is a time when silence is betrayal.” In this statement, that time has come for the Episcopal Church vis-à-vis the Holy Land. It reeks of silence. It reeks of betrayal.It makes one wonder with whom the Presiding Bishop met during her Christmas visit or what she saw. Did she see the Wall? Shuhada Street? Sheikh Jarrah? Silwan? The refugee camps? The illegal settlements? The gun at Bishop Dawani’s head?It makes one wonder where that “midway” between justice and injustice lies and why we seek it.It seeks to refute comparisons with South Africa. But Capetown’s Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, who visited Palestine year before last, said he found the situation there worse than he had experienced in South Africa. And he said it in Jerusalem.It makes one wonder what the Presiding Bishop is afraid of. Does she not have faith that “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account”?It is time to speak the truth. You will be called names, but you will be blessed.. Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ed McCarthy says: January 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm Alda Morgan makes singular good sense. Israelis and Palestinians, and their respective advocates are trapped within their own narratives. Recently, I attended a series of discussions on “Palestinian Narrative.” Two things became clear: Many, perhaps most, Palestinians are committed to a narrative of resistance to the Israeli occupation. This is understandable, and functional, given their being confronted by what is indeed a severe occupation. It is not useful if a compromise settlement, based on a 2-State solution, is to be reached. Correspondingly, many, again perhaps most, Israelis have a paramount concern with security, which they see as requiring control over a hostile Palestinian population; hence the occupation. This is again functional in the present context, but profoundly dysfunctional if compromise is hoped for. Is there a way out? Perhaps. It entails leadership: By Israelis, Palestinians and our own Government. The tragedy of the draft letter to the Executive Council is that it will do nothing to bring about what is needed, in particular it will do nothing to change American policy toward the conflict, even if the Executive Council should see fit to agree with it, which I doubt. Edwin Arrison says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET January 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm To end the bloodshed, Israel needs to end this brutal occupation. Jews were less than10% of the population of Palestine in the 1940’s but then they started immigrating from Europe after the holocaust. Some Christian Palestinian families have been there from the time of Christ. Some became Muslims during the Ottoman rule to avoid taxation.If people really care about Israel then they need to end the occupation. Christopher Johnson says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest F. William Thewalt says: January 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm Thank you for the letter to Executive Council.In the past 14 months I have been privileged to be sent on a Witness Visit with Sabeel and have spent almost four weeks in Occupied Palestine.In the past several months I have personally and face to face expressed my dismay, disappointment and sadness to both our PB and The Bishop in Jerusalem. He told me “we do not want your interference”. His clergy do not agree with his position. His priests and people have invited us and welcomed us to “come and see” and then to witness to what we saw. We are doing just that.Perhaps the Anglican Church in the Middle East should move to Ramalla like the Quakers, or stay in East Occupied Jersusalem and not have any congregtions like the Methodits so they can do advocacy work….Five Companions of The Society of Companions of the Holy Cross went in November. We have spoken as a group to date to over 140 people in New England.We saw and listened to scores of people and were fed meals in Palestinian homes, caves and tents including people whose homes were under demolition orders by the Israeli government. Several places were being protected by Rabbis for Human Rights and Internationals as well as some direct action nonviolent peacemaking Israeli Jews. An IDF Helicopter flew low over head at a Bedouin tent in the South Hebron Hills at Susya.Settlements are illegal by all understandings of international law.Rabbi Brant Rosen, Vice President Rabbis for Human rights stated recently:“I have personally come to the very painful realization that Jewish nation-statism comes at a very real cost to our Jewish soul – compromising sacred values that teach us that all human beings are created in the image of God, that one law must be extended to all who live on the land, that we must love our neighbors as ourselves.”We met in Jerusalem with American-born Rabbi Arik Ascherman, past president of Rabbis for Human Rights, who has stood in front of bulldozers coming to demolish Palestinian homes, was beaten and imprisoned; He declared that the Israeli government today is “the world’s worst human rights violator.”We visited refugee camps where 18,000 Palestinians were sheltered, but were without drinking water and electricity where Palestinians have lived since 1948 or 1967 with raw sewerage where children played in the dirt rutted streets.There is so much more to tell you…TEC Executive Council should “accept the invitation of Sabeel “to come and see” before denying Palestinian rights for justice and peace. Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA January 18, 2013 at 12:54 am The Episcopal Church has plenty of business supporting the Palestinian people.Comments like those by Mr. Thewalt are the mirror version of why critics of Israeli policies are sometimes called anti-semites. I have never once heard a member of TEC who speaks of justice for the Palestinian people mention that the church should support Hamas or Hezbolla. The Palestinians who you say are a “terrorist organization” are not a homogenous bunch of drones. They are a diverse group of people with a multitude of beliefs, points of view, leanings… they are men and women, mostly young, mostly hard working. In other words, other than the “mostly young” part, they are pretty much people like, well, all other people.Except that their houses and land can be taken away from them without cause. They cannot move freely within the bounds of their own land. They cannot all vote in elections for the people who make the decisions that directly effect their lives. And they cannot travel too far without being looked upon as just another terrorist.Mr. Thewalt, we are talking about our sisters and brothers. We have sisters and brothers in Christ who are Palestinians, Iranians, North Koreans, Malians, Somalis… No one in The Episcopal Church is saying we need to support Hamas, but plenty of Episcopalians are trying to live their lives “respecting the dignity of every human being.” Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA January 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm Thank you Martha. While we all work toward a sustainable peace, the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem supports the institutions which teach and heal in the Holy Land. Families need jobs today, to educate their children now, to put food on the table tonight. They need our support both through advocacy and through humanitarian aid. A sustainable peace is only possible with both. AFEDJ’s mission is support for quality education based on tolerance and respect for differences and compassionate healthcare for all. http://www.afedj.org Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID January 18, 2013 at 8:52 am Let us work, pray, and study in order to “restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” Let us spread a spirit of love and harmony. Let us, as Jesus asks of us, manifest a radical commitment to non-violence. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC January 22, 2013 at 9:55 am correction to my post:Rabbi Brant Rosen, a congregational rabbi in Evanston, Illinois and co-chair of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council,not Rabbis for Human Rights.Sorry.Thanks to Donna Hicks for bring this error to my attention! Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Florence Mattar says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 V. Tupper Morehead, MD, MDiv, TSSF says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori January 18, 2013 at 4:25 am It is striking that those members of the Episcopal Church who insist on officially demonizing Israel and boycotting it make no effort at all to attack or boycott any non-Jewish country on earth, despite the utter horrors practiced in some of them.Saudi Arabia literally bans churches and the right of Christians to pray in public. It forbids women to drive. It represses a million Shiites. It practices sexual apartheid. And yet the Episcopal Church makes no effort at “corporate engagement” with respect to Saudi Arabia.China occupies Tibet and supresses freedom of religion. Are those who howl about Israel likewise supporting boycotting China, which has done far worse than anything that Israel has done, and received almost no international criticism for it?Nagorno Karabakh is literally occupied, as is Abkhazia. Has the E.C. made an effort to boycott Armenia and Russia?The entire Korean penninsula has the same legal status as the West Bank and Gaza (disputed territories; the legal category is not, in fact, “occupied territories”). Shall corporate engagement be used to address the Korean conflict, which has caused missile launches over Japan and which has led to the starvation of millions of North Koreans?The Syrian regime has massacred 60,000 of its own people – mostly civilians – for the second time since the 1980s, with the enthusiastic aid of Iran and Hezbollah, and this is the regime that sponsored Hamas for so long. There is nothing new about this horror – the regime that is doing it has always been run by mass-murdering psychopaths – but the Episcopal Church has made little effort, through engagement or BDS or any other policy – to do something about the horrors practiced by this regime for decades.Meanwhile, West Bank and Gaza Arabs live longer than Egyptian Arabs, have a higher standard of living than those in Jordan. They are ruled by a corrupt Palestinian Authority that continually steals from its own people and then tries to pin the blame on Israel. And you buy their lies and their manufactured crises and publish them with delight?The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a supporter of Israel.Why is it that so many of you only find a voice to demonize Israel? January 18, 2013 at 2:02 am Mr. Arrison conveniently overlooks the oppression practiced within the Palestinian territories by Hamas against its own people but sees fit to criticize the Middle East’s all-too-rare representative government. He also inaccurately describes Israel as an occupier of a UN member state. Palestine is not, in fact, a UN member state – they were recently granted observer state status yet the nations who approved this new status oddly did not insist that the Palestinians repudiate their commitment to the destruction of the state (and, by extension, people) of Israel. This is inconsistent with the most basic precepts of the UN Charter and with Christian theology, not simply inconsistent with Mr. Arrison’s construction of “church theology”. I have a feeling Jesus would not be pleased with the tactic of blowing up tourist buses, the stoning of homosexuals and rape victims, and other such practices of radical Islamists. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release January 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm Let us remember that the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East was for over a year denied the papers that allowed him to live in Jerusalem and thus do his job as Bishop. The Chief Rabbi of Israel urged to no avail that his papers be reissued. This is not a situation of equals. When Palestinians and Israelis attempt to peacefully protest they are met with teargas, sound grenades and yes gun fire. If it is not like South Africa, then Archbishop Tutu is wrong for he does see it as the same, no worse than South Africa. In South Africa there were no roads for whites only; there are Jewish only roads in the West Bank.(Built with American tases.) Why should Israel not tell how the dollars we give them for munitions are spent and how the phosphorous shells are used against cities. I have been there, as has the PB (twice!)Jim Tate Prof. Taheri says: James Tate says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Matthew DaviesPosted Jan 17, 2013 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Sean McConnell says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH January 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm To Sam Empacher’s invocation of Martin’s support of Israel, the Israel of 1967 bears little resemblance to today’s Israel of colonization and apartheid. I, too, support a democratic Israel in which human rights are respected. And, by the way, I and many Episcopalians supported sanctions against South Africa’s apartheid regime. Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Rev. Roy Hayes says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA January 18, 2013 at 10:00 am The Presiding Bishop’s response saddens me deeper than I can say. I encourage any and all comments to check out The Friends of Jerusalem website, whose commitment to humanitarian aid supports the occupied states as well. As Christians through our baptismal covenant we are called to be reconcilers and bearers of peace, especially as we approach the Week of Christian Unity. President of the House of Deputies, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Sean McConnell says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rev, Vicki Gray says: Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Rev. Carol L Huntington says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET January 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm Sadly, this “conversation” reflects the intractable conflict between the Palestinians and Israel: no one is really listening to anyone else. Few respond to what has been said by previous commenters and when they do, those few simply proclaim another iteration of their point of view and condemn those who disagree with them. If we can’t listen to each other, it is asking a lot of the Israelis and Palestinians to do so. But, as long as this goes on, there will be no resolution, no reconciliation, no peace. Alice Hornbeck says: Israel-Palestine, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898469/suwolok-starsis Clipboard South Korea Houses Suwŏlok / STARSIS Photographs: Hong Seokgyu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Park Hyunhee “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Buyeo, South Korea Projects Collaborator:Mr. SsamCity:BuyeoCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hong SeokgyuRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT Aluminium”Suwŏlok”, a place with 60 years of history.Two houses, located at Subuk-ro, Gyuam-myeon, Buyeo-gun, were built in 1955 and 1962. These houses have been undergoing constant changes with their space design as different needs had arisen. Finally stabilized only after everyone has vacated them, these two houses have been rebuilt by two groups – Segan, a group of traditional crafters, and Starsis, a group of designers.Save this picture!© Hong SeokgyuWe wanted to preserve the look of space for *Suwŏlok by either removing stacked layers from it to return its original form and by repairing old, broken items. This project was done in order to reclaim the original vigor for this space, which is now filled with the timeless void, by luring people to visit this place once more.* We name this space’ Suwŏlok’ again, after a small Korean styled pub that this place was at the beginning.Save this picture!© Hong SeokgyuSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Front and Right Elevations”On 1962 A.D., May 18th of the lunar calendar, during the time of tiger, we erect a pillar and celebrate the completion of the frame for this house. We hope for all Five Blessings of men, and pray to be as eternal as the three lights of heaven – the sun, the moon, and the stars.”This place was not an adequate structure. Structural materials were loose and walls were full of fungi. This space had undergone changes that ended up with nine malfunctioning doors cluttered around. One door led to the backyard. Another door was blocked by cement.Save this picture!© Hong SeokgyuWe decided to leave the trace of doors. Each door was going to stay where they were, but with different forms and functions. Some were left as a door, preserving the original human traffic flow design. Others were changed into windows for letting the light inside. – “On 1955 A.D., July 28th, during the time of sheep, we erect a pillar and celebrate the completion of the frame for this house. The owner of the house was born in the year of the rabbit, and we wish this place a good luck.”Save this picture!© Hong SeokgyuWithout a touch from the human for a long time, this house looked cold and haunted. The *Gudeul floor was covered by layers of cement, and plywood on the ceiling had many holes that must have been fixed many times over. Curious about the original shape, we carefully began to uncover the inner structure that was hidden from us. Treasure-like traces have been revealed one by one as we were working. The inner structure, which was done 60 years ago, was surprisingly robust that its age was almost irrelevant. We hope the warmth of people will once again fill this place, which has returned to its original shape.* Gudeul: A Korean traditional heating systemSave this picture!© Hong SeokgyuProject gallerySee allShow lessKanchanaburi House / Anghin ArchitectureSelected ProjectsHow to Generate Content That’s Interesting for Architects (Part 1: Use a topic of in…Architecture News Share Manufacturers: KCC, LIMAS, E plus, JEVISCO, Real Zinc Starsis Lead Architect: Year: Area: 146 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Suwŏlok / STARSISSave this projectSaveSuwŏlok / STARSIS Construction: 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898469/suwolok-starsis Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: STARSIS Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSTARSISOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBuyeoSouth KoreaPublished on July 20, 2018Cite: “Suwŏlok / STARSIS” 19 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
University of Chicago graduate students as they began their victorious vote, Oct. 17.In a decisive and historic victory in the struggle for graduate workers at private universities across the United States, the graduate workers at the University of Chicago voted overwhelmingly on Oct. 17-18 to form a union. Cast were 1,103 yes ballots and 479 opposed.In August 2016, the National Labor Relations Board overturned its 2004 ruling that graduate students at private universities are not statutory employees. In the previous decision, the petition of graduate workers at Brown University to affiliate with the United Auto Workers was rejected, thanks in large part to union-busting efforts of Brown’s then-provost and current UChicago President Robert Zimmer.Due to their victory, UChicago graduate employees will be represented by Graduate Students United, which is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors. Like their colleagues at New York University and Yale, the GSU had developed a longterm organizing presence on campus, even when the hope for official recognition as a union was dim.GSU organizing for past decade GSU was founded in 2007 after the university implemented a funding initiative that promised better financial support and working conditions to incoming students, without making any changes to that of existing students. Through extensive research, GSU organizers found that graduate student labor made up a third of teaching on campus — a substantially higher figure than the university boasted in its undergraduate recruitment literature.GSU soon developed a democratic organizing structure and was a driving force in campus labor struggles, fighting for better financial support and wages, resources for graduate student parents and reductions in fees. In the absence of GSU’s legal union recognition, the university administration itself has taken credit for many of these concessions that would have been impossible without grassroots organizing.Solidarity work has also been an important part of GSU’s campus presence, with members serving as key organizers in struggles against the university’s private police force as well as in the successful fight to reopen the UChicago Hospital’s Level 1 adult trauma center to serve the South Side of Chicago.The UChicago administration deployed a largely legal strategy in their anti-union efforts. UChicago’s legal counsel on Sept. 22 filed for both a stay of the election, in an attempt to prevent graduate workers from voting together, and a review of the election order. The review sought to overturn the regional labor director’s decision for the election to proceed, by appealing to the NLRB where two Trump appointees have just been confirmed. The stay was not granted, and the review has yet to be heard.UChicago administration and President Zimmer have made it clear that they will continue this legal route in an attempt to delegitimize and negate the election results. Provost Daniel Diermeier announced this plan in an email to graduate workers and faculty on Oct. 19. UChicago will join several other universities calling on the NLRB to reverse the August 2016 decision. The administration has further emphasized its legal strategy by hiring Proskauer Rose, the same legal team that fought graduate worker unionization at Cornell, Duke and Columbia universities.Battling anti-union rhetoricIn a further attempt to undermine graduate workers, the administration has framed anti-union messaging as neutral intellectual debate. Their depiction of the union as a third-party entity, interested only in collecting dues at the expense of academic integrity, is a common thread in anti-union rhetoric throughout the U.S.The administration has also leaned on faculty, many of whom are insecure in their own employment, to move graduate workers away from voting “yes” through one-on-one lobbying and department-wide emails. Representatives of the university have spoken at length in different forums about the unique and indispensable relationships between graduate workers and their faculty mentors. They depict a union as an interfering presence that would fundamentally change those relationships, while using faculty as their mouthpiece for this messaging.The graduate workers’ win at UChicago is likely to have an invigorating effect on similar campaigns across the country. While the win is significant, so too will be the struggle to bring the administration to the bargaining table. No graduate workers on a private campus have bargained for or ratified their first contract yet, even though labor law requires administrations to come to the table in good faith. UChicago graduate workers have a fight ahead of them, but they also have considerable momentum from their victory.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Traffic around Philadelphia City Hall came to a standstill for over an hour April 9 as hundreds of protesters, from social distance in their cars, demanded Mayor Jim Kenney and First Judicial District Judges Patrick Dugan, Leon Tucker and Idee Fox decrease the number of incarcerated people in the city’s jails.A Philadelphia car caravan moves to free prisoners during the pandemic, April 9.Just days after being bailed out by the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, Luz Acevedo said over a sound system: “I don’t think we should die in jail like animals die in cages,” referring to prisoners’ high risk of death from the COVID-19 pandemic.Over 75 drivers then moved to the city’s jail complex several miles away where a delegation of religious leaders held signs outside the stoney and rusted barriers, giving speeches and saying prayers. Protesters applauded by sounding their horns, hoping the more than 4,200 prisoners on the other side of the walls could hear them. The #No215Jail Coalition is demanding the city release the vast majority of people jailed by granting parole, lifting detainers, ending cash bail, reviewing everyone in detention for possible release, and prioritizing release for youth, elderly people and people who are medically vulnerable.The coalition includes the ACLU-PA, Decarcerate PA, Frontline Dads, Movement Alliance Project (formerly Media Mobilizing Project), Philadelphia Bail Fund, Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, the Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project, Vietlead, Philadelphia Domestic Workers Alliance, Juntos, Disabled in Action of PA, Philly ADAPT, PA ADAPT and Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies.— Caption and photos by Joe PietteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Business Districts News Hollywood Piano Named One of World’s Top 100 Music Stores From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 2:15 pm Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Hollywood Piano in Burbank has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the 2nd time. The global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will formally present Hollywood Piano with the Top 100 honor during the industry’s upcoming trade event, Summer NAMM in Nashville.“Wow, what an honor. We’re passionate about providing our community with a quality resource for music making, music education and performances in our recital hall. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts by our industry” said Glenn Treibitz president & CEO of Hollywood Piano.The Top 100 designation recognizes:• A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service• Proven community advocacy and support for music education• An exemplary retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others• Merchandising and marketing tactics that encourage repeat sales• Sound planning for future success, employing marketing and training initiatives• Engaging and effective use of web and social mediaHollywood Piano is also under consideration to receive the Dealer of the Year award, NAMM’s highest honor for retailers, and seven other “Best of” awards including: Best Store Design, Best Marketing and Sales Promotion, Best Online Engagement, Music Makes a Difference Award, Best Emerging Dealer, Best Store Turnaround and Best Customer Service. Winners of these categories, as well as Dealer of the Year, will be announced at the July 10 award ceremony in Nashville.Businesses vying for Top 100 status are evaluated for a sound business model, resourceful approaches, and effective implementation of best practices. A panel of independent judges scores each entry to determine the Top 100. Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers.“The music retailers honored with NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer status are those working hard to create positive musical experiences for everyone from those just learning to experienced musicians,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Hollywood Piano is an important ambassador for making music in Southern California and exemplifies the passion for making music that unites us all.”About NAMMThe National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,900 member companies located in 100 countries. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation’s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan.For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.For more information on this press release visit www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-604820.htm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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.