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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] Six Anglican Parishes in Malawi have united to help kickstart the construction of a church building for an Anglican outstation in the city of Blantyre in fulfillment of their obligation of “building the House of the God.”Mpemba Anglican Church, an outstation of Manase Parish in Blantyre, Malawi, is the beneficiary of the offering that was collected on an Inter-Parish Way of the Cross procession which the six Anglican Parishes were involved in during this year’s Good Friday.During the handover of the building materials last Sunday, Chairperson of the Organising Committee, Paul Kanthambi said: “We have an obligation to build the House of the Lord, and this is one of the ways of doing it. Our committee thought that the money should not be shared amongst the parishes or used in any other way other than assisting in this church project.”Speaking during the same presentation, Manase Parish Priest, the Revd David Mponda said, “We are witnessing the oneness of the Anglican Church as we gather for the purpose of building God’s house.”Fr. Mponda urged all Anglicans in the country to unite and passionately contribute to church projects regardless of which location the activities were taking place. He also thanked the Organising Committee and those that had materially contributed towards the initiative.For a long time, the Parishes that have participated in the joint Way of the Cross have been sharing the money amongst them. It was only recently that a decision was made not to share the money but instead contribute it toward one cause.Two years ago the money was given towards the medical expenses of a priest who was going abroad for treatment. Last year the collection was given to a different Parish to help repair their priest’s motorcycle.In his sermon Daniel Baluwa from Soche Parish encouraged the congregation to forge ahead with the project, as it is an obligation. He asked both the leaders and the followers to accommodate and understand each other in order for the project to succeed.He charged, “Just as everyone wants his house to be in good shape and of a high, good standard, so should the house of the Lord. Time has come to prepare the House of the Lord just as many others did in the Bible.”According to the Organising Committee Chairperson, the gesture is meant to promote oneness and unity within the Anglican Church in the country. “Anglicans should be assisting in each other’s projects and not be looking up to politicians.”He explained that it’s actually politicians who should be seeking assistance from church through prayers and blessings. The church also plans to build a Priest house and a multipurpose hall at their new site.— With additional reporting from Manase Parish media team. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Bellah ZuluPosted Jun 6, 2014 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Malawi: Anglican parishes unite to build new church Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photographs Area: 100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Beijing, China Year: Lead Architects: Intertwine House / Wonder ArchitectsSave this projectSaveIntertwine House / Wonder Architects Design Team:Chong Wang, Tailin JinEngineering:Xuemei GaoConstruction:Yonghui HuClient:Da Yin Yu ShiCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!exterior. Image © Yumeng ZhuRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceBackgroundHouheilongmiao Village is located at the bottom of Haiying Mountain in Yanqing, Beijing, with green sorghum fields in summer and frozen water-filled woods in winter. It is full of the tranquility, soothing and bleak which are unique to the northern countryside. Here are cicadas, fog, red brick houses and the blue sky in late autumn. Abandoning the poetic imagination of classical painting, it is like a daily scene that is full of tension in contemporary realist oil painting.Save this picture!© Yumeng Zhu”The end of history is the beginning of memory” (Aldo Rossi). This house built in the 1980s was originally used as a wedding room. Even if it has been ruined, it still exudes the happiness of that time, and then accepts long bits of wear and tear of years. The last part of the life history of the northern countryside ended with the urbanization process accompanied by new technology media. Young people entered the county or urban areas for employment, and their houses became vacant. As a result, the village update restarted as a guest house, waiting to be deconstructed.Save this picture!courtyard between old and new house. Image © Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!© Yumeng ZhuThe three-story brick house and its front yard form a 183-square-meter site. The flat-tile roof, red brick dry wall surface, and light green window frame are a kind of gift from the base. The potential richness needs special interpretation: “Even after the garden disappears for a long time, the planted plants will bear fruit. (Sebastien Marot). “Save this picture!roof terrace. Image © Yumeng ZhuStoryToday, more than 30 years later, here will usher in a new “family”-friends or new people; time travels, meets with nostalgia; the family “temperature” is always the same. How do they meet each other in different era of year?Save this picture!new house in the south, old house in the north. Image © Yumeng ZhuLet the new life replace the old emotion, tear down and rebuild? Or worship history and keep it as it was? We feel that the dual relationship between the old and the new should be merged into a “communisme formel”-giving a new meaning to an object is already a production. (Nicolas Bourriaud)Save this picture!northern skylight. Image © Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!green ceramic tile and red brick. Image © Yumeng ZhuMutual reciprocity in the ‘Reciprocal House’ is reflected in three levels: The first is the interaction of the new and old houses. The village’s traditional sloping roof form and intimate dimensions have become invisible memories, which continue in the design. The intersecting positions of the two north and south rooms form a “mutual” occlusal space. In order to enlarge the original experiencing interior space experience, the new house on the south side was dug down, and people entered the north room through the rising stairs, which seemed redundant. The “design action” makes the space come alive as the height changes, and the cave-like living experience is born. Save this picture!exterior. Image © Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!typical materials. Image © Yumeng ZhuRegarding the expression of “interaction” of materials, we hope to continue the memory of the red brick and green window. Tiles, a common building material in the North China countryside, expressing the villagers ’simple needs for cleanliness. We don’t want to deliberately expose the real building materials in order to ‘construct’ the desire, nor do we want to sing the populous big white tiles like populist, The ceramic tile was selected as the skin of the south house, and the tile green and brick red formed a “vulgar” contrasting color, but filled with the fiery texture of life.Save this picture!new features from old. Image © Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!old building’s structure. Image © Yumeng ZhuThe third level of “interaction” is a closed streamline hidden in the interior, and the “circular” path also seems to be a metaphor for “garden”. It starts from the entrance courtyard, and then sees the modern south house. Then it enters the nostalgic north house through the “valley”, climbs to the terrace through the small hole, and then enters the courtyard and bedroom from the large step accomplishing the “Mountain House Wandering”. This sense of movement that accompanies “modernity” is not new, and Adolf Loos ‘s “Raumplan” house gave the answer 100 years ago.. Today, children who run happily indoors and kittens who visit from time to time still seem to be full of excitement.Save this picture!wooden floor. Image © Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!window looking into the street. Image © Yumeng ZhuNatureIn Beijing, the rain makes people love and hate it. The heavy rains of June and the dry winter cycle start and end. Falling from the sky, trickling down to the soil, this kind of rainwater cycle becomes considerable in “interchange”. It starts from the convergence of the roof, winding from the central terrace to the courtyard through the “ditch”, and then leading to the open channel of the road along the gravel path. These processes are seen and heard from the garden and indoor occupants, and form a vivid landscape in the rain experience. In the dry season, gravel paving brings the imagination of ” Karesansui”.Save this picture!house in sunshine. Image © Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!staircase. Image © Yumeng ZhuSave this picture!looking into courtyard from foyer. Image © Yumeng ZhuWe try to shape “Intertwine House” into a container of sunlight, the huge skylight and the opening combined with the posture of sitting and walking, bring about the bifurcation of the garden path-like perspective, traces of light and shadow under the “flow” of sunlight on the side wall, and “everyday life” of the village street becomes the “view frame” of the dining table.Save this picture!interior in the afternoon. Image © Yumeng ZhuItalo Calvino said, “You ran so far, just to get rid of the burden of nostalgia!” When homestays and travel become a life form of a rich society in China, we hope that visitor will not only see the memory puzzles of the North China countryside, but also easily Look at tomorrow, the old and the new are borrowing each other.Save this picture!village path after the rain. Image © Chong WangSave this picture!© Yumeng ZhuProject gallerySee allShow lessDe Schoor Turnhout Community Center / TRANS architectuur I stedenbouwSelected ProjectsSchool in the Sky, Guangzhou Tianhe Vanke Plaza / FCHASelected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931358/intertwine-house-wonder-architects Clipboard Intertwine House / Wonder Architects CopyAbout this officeWonder ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBeijingChinaPublished on January 08, 2020Cite: “Intertwine House / Wonder Architects” 08 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
By News Highland – March 11, 2018 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Man arrested following attempted hijacking WhatsApp Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articlePSNI appeal for information following Omagh assaultNext articleMedals for Donegal Pullers at World Tug o’ War Championships News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Twitter A man has been arrested following an attempted hijacking of a car in the Carlisle Road area of Derry yesterday morning.The incident occurred shortly before 11:45 am, when it was reported that a man approached a silver Toyota Avensis which was in traffic, and damaged the wipers and bonnet before entering the vehicle and trying to make off in it.The 35 year old man was arrested by police at the scene after members of the public intervened.The PSNI have thanked those who assisted and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Twitter Previous articleResidents concerned over speeding issues on busy Letterkenny RoadNext articleNight Night North West – Series 2 – Episode 2 admin Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Wildlife experts have determined that fears that a wild Puma is roaming Buncrana are unfounded.There have been a number of sightings of a large black cat and even some suggestions that it has been responsible for killing over a dozen sheep.It is understood that wildlife experts have investigated the claims and have determined that the animal is not a Puma but in fact a large domestic cat.It is also believed that the sheep kills are a coincidence. Purr-fect news – Buncrana ‘puma’ is a cat Pinterest By admin – February 15, 2019 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
Chris Francescani/ABC New(NANTUCKET, Mass) — Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is facing a high-visibility arraignment on Monday on a felony charge of indecent assault and battery on an 18-year-old busboy in Massachusetts stemming from an alleged incident in July 2016 at a Nantucket bar.Spacey, 59, and his attorneys sought last month to head off an anticipated media frenzy at Monday’s hearing by asking a judge to allow the actor to skip his appearance at the arraignment, arguing in a court motion that the actor’s appearance would “amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with this case,” and taint a potential jury pool, according to The Inquirer & Mirror, a newspaper published on Nantucket island.The 105-square-mile island has yet to see a court case that drew as much media attention as Spacey’s expected brief appearance on Monday — the only day of the week that court is in session during the winter, in the island’s lone courtroom on the second floor of a municipal building near the ferry dock.By Sunday evening, the municipal building was surrounded by camera crews and the few island restaurants open during the winter were filling up with journalists.The Cape and Islands State Police Detective Unit launched an investigation into the former “House of Cards” actor after a young man contacted them by phone in October 2016 and alleged that Spacey plied him with beer and whiskey after meeting him at the Club Car in Nantucket, where he had worked that summer as a busboy, and sexually assaulted him, according to a criminal complaint filed in Nantucket District Court “against Kevin S. Fowler, also known as Kevin Spacey.”‘Let’s get drunk’In a subsequent face-to-face interview with detectives, the young man said he hung around the bar after he finished work on July 7, 2016, talked to Spacey and even got an autograph from the actor for himself and his girlfriend.“Things started to get a little fuzzy when [the alleged victim] and Spacey went over to the piano” at the Club Car, the criminal complaint reads.The alleged victim told investigators he “had at least four or five beers before Spacey allegedly suggested that they should switch to whiskey and suggested, “‘Let’s get drunk,’” according to the complaint.The alleged victim admitted he lied to Spacey about his age, saying he was a 23-year-old college student attending Wake Forest University, the complaint states.He said Spacey tried to get him to go back to where the actor was staying on popular summertime island, but he repeatedly declined the invitation, the complaint reads.At one point during the night, he and Spacey were near the bar’s piano with other customers singing when he alleged Spacey started rubbing his thigh and then unzipped the victim’s pants and began groping his genitals, the complaint alleges.The busboy told detectives “he wasn’t sure if Spacey went into his pants through the open zipper,” or if the actor groped his genitals over his pants and boxer shorts, according to the complaint.He said while Spacey was touching him, the alleged victim was texting and communicating with his girlfriend on Snapchat, and even sent her Snapchat video of Spacey groping him, according to the complaint. He alleged the inappropriate touching occurred for about three minutes, the complaint reads.The alleged victim told detectives that when Spacey went to the restroom, a woman came up to him and noticed that he was in distress. He said that when he told the woman that Spacey was “trying to rape” him, the woman told him to leave, according to the complaint.The busboy said he ran to his grandmother’s house where he was spending the summer and woke up his younger sister to tell her what happened. He said the next day he told his mother, a former TV news anchor in Boston, and she told him to report the incident to police, according to the complaint.Detectives also interviewed the owner of the bar and several employees and customers, but none of them witnessed Spacey doing anything inappropriate with the alleged victim, according to the complaint.If convicted, the actor could face up to five years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender. An incredibly long time’During a recorded hearing last month, defense attorneys, whose efforts to have the charge dismissed for lack of evidence at the show-cause hearing were unsuccessful, nevertheless previewed the actor’s defense during the recorded hearing last month, and sharply disputing the alleged victim’s account.The audio recording was first reported on by the Boston Globe and more recently obtained by ABC News.At the hearing, defense attorneys contended that the alleged victim didn’t immediately report the incident to authorities and wasn’t interviewed in person for more than a year, according to the tape.Spacey attorney Alan Jackson contended that the alleged victim told authorities that he drank between eight and 10 drinks, including beer and whiskey, and may have blacked out shortly after Spacey allegedly groped him.Jackson also argued during the recorded hearing that the Snapchat video merely shows someone’s hand touching another person’s shirt.Finally, Jackson zeroed in on the alleged victim’s claim that Spacey groped his crotch for three minutes, but that he neither moved away nor verbally objected, according to the newspaper.“That’s an incredibly long time to have a strange man’s hand in your pants, correct?” Jackson asked a state police investigator.“I would agree with that, yes,” the state police investigator replied, according to the newspaper.The alleged victim told investigators that the bar was crowded and he couldn’t move away, according to the report. He also said, according to the report, that he didn’t know what to do and didn’t want to “get in trouble at work.”‘Let Me Be Frank’The alleged victim’s mother held a press conference in November 2017.“The victim, my son, was a star-struck, straight, 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator or that he was about to become his next victim,” she told reporters. “Kevin Spacey bought him drink after drink after drink, and when my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him.”On Christmas Eve, Spacey posted a 3-minute YouTube video of himself on his verified Twitter account, speaking in the voice of his former character on “House of Card,” Frank Underwood.The video is titled, “Let Me Be Frank.”“I shocked you with my honesty, but mostly I challenged you and made you think. And you trusted me even though you knew you shouldn’t,” Spacey, wearing an apron with Santa Claus figures on it, said in the video. “So we’re not done no matter what anyone says. Besides I know what you want, you want me back. Of course, some believed everything and have just been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all. They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved.”“But you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you? You wouldn’t rush to judgment without facts, would you? Did you? No, not you. You’re smarter than that,” Spacey went on. “Of course they’re going to say I’m being disrespectful, not playing by the rules, like I ever played by anyone’s rules before. I never did and you loved it.”In Oct. 2017, actor Anthony Rapp claimed in a BuzzFeed interview that Spacey made sexual advances toward him at a party in 1986 when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. When the story was made public, Spacey posted a statement on Twitter saying he is “beyond horrified” by the story but doesn’t remember the encounter.He went on to say he was examining himself and now chooses “to [openly] live as a gay man.”Spacey issued an apology to Rapp but claimed he didn’t remember the incident.“But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years,” Spacey said in his statement at the time.Following the allegations by Rapp and the accusations made by Nantucket busboy, the producers of “House of Cards” announced they were severing ties with Spacey. The Netflix show returned for its final season absent Spacey’s character.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
NAFCU Senior Regulatory Counsel Elizabeth LaBerge appeared on the Association for Data and Cyber Governance’s U.S. National Privacy Legislation podcast and discussed NAFCU’s involvement in both state and privacy legislative initiatives, as well as the association’s role in the formation of an informal alliance of financial trade associations that meet and share information on this topic biweekly.Currently, LaBerge noted, the informal group – provisionally called the Financial Services Trade Association Data Protection Working Group (FS Data Protection Working Group) – is working closely with the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) as it drafts a uniform privacy law that state legislatures can adopt.Earlier this year, the FS Data Protection Working Group sent a letter to the ULC with a request to include an exemption for financial institutions covered by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) to reduce the compliance burden on credit unions if the draft act is adopted in their state.The most recent Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Data Act draft included the GLBA exemption and was read by its drafting committee during the ULC’s NAFCU-attended September livestream meeting. Before the ULC adopts a model act for states to consider, a draft act must have two readings; the September reading was Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Data Act’s first. This is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s always striking how right after the Press staff painstakingly ranks the most significant Long Island news stories of the year, we find few of those stories are among the most read.What follows, dear readers, are the top 10 local news articles that you clicked on the most throughout the span of the last 12 months—some of which are more predictable than others.As always, thanks for reading, folks!10. Long Island Slammed With a Foot of RainRoads turned into rivers. Homes far from shore flooded. More than 13 inches of rainfall in and around the Town of Islip within a few hours, shattering records. All thanks to a freak storm Aug. 13 that fell short of causing enough monetary damage to secure Federal Emergency Management Agency clean-up aid for those affected.9. Ronald Bower Released on Parole After 23 YearsIt’s a story we’ve been following for a decade. Ronald Bower, the man who a growing number of law enforcement officials believe was falsely convicted of heinous sex attacks in Nassau and Queens, was freed from prison. Now, his family sets their sights on clearing his name, and ultimately, exoneration.8. Missing Syosset Woman Committed SuicideAn intense search was launched when 22-year-old Jasmine Joseph of Syosset was reported missing in February after telling her parents that she was studying at New York Institute of Technology’s Old Westbury campus library. While many feared that she was a victim of foul play, the investigation came to a tragic end when police determined that she took her own life in her Nissan Altima. It turned out that she had stopped attending classes months earlier.7. Shooting at Garden City Lounge Wounds 2It’s not hard to see why this shocking crime got so many clicks. A shooter fired a shotgun into a crowd of people at Mint Restaurant & Lounge outside Roosevelt Field Mall in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 16, and when the smoke cleared, two men were wounded. Emmanuel Barnett, 21, of Cambria Heights later died of a gunshot wound to the head. Police later apprehended the suspect, Tyshaun Phillips, also 21, of the Bronx, who has pleaded not guilty to murder and is awaiting trial. The incident came after a gunman shot two people, killing one at a lighting company near the same mall six months prior, and a falling display rack at the mall on Christmas Eve 2013 sparked scares of a shooting.6. Ex-Freeport Principal Admits Having Sex With TeenThis one is beyond disturbing. A former middle school principal, John O’Mard, met a 16-year-old boy on Grindr, a dating app for men, and had sex with the teen. Later, the principal is found to have lied about having prior criminal convictions on his job application.5. New Documentary Takes Standardized Testing Common Core Battle to Big ScreenStandardized: Lies, Money, and Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education by filmmaker Daniel Hornberger brought out a cast of characters that included two Long Island teachers, Lace to the Top founders Kevin Glynn and Anthony Griffin. The film captured how the standardized testing industry has corrupted public education in the wake of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, funded by President Obama’s Race to the Top initiative. Some recognizable LI faces in the film included Bellmore mom and advocate Jeanette Deutermann, East Islip mom GiGi Guiliano and Oceanside teacher Marla Kilfoyle, a founding member of BATs, aka Badass Teachers.4. News12 Journalist Sean Bergin Suspended Over On-air RemarksNews 12 Long Island and fellow Cablevision-owned Newsday didn’t bother reporting on the controversy stirred up when then-News 12 reporter Sean Bergin was suspended for comments he made on air while broadcasting about a suspect gunning down a New Jersey police officer. Bergin surmised that the “underlying cause” of anti-cop sentiments is “young black men growing up without fathers.” He said that his former employer later offered him one day of work weekly doing light features and no hard news. He declined.3. 2 Long Island Hospitals Designated for Ebola TreatmentSince campaign season is over and no more Americans have been infected, it’s been a while since there has been much attention paid to the largest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history. But, back in October, at the height of the panic, readers were hungry for news about the fact that New York State officials designated eight hospitals to handle potential Ebola patients—including two on LI. They include Stony Brook University Hospital and North Shore LIJ.2. News12 Anchor Judy Martin Found DeadWhen the 49-year-old Emmy Award-winning News12 Long Island journalist was found dead in her Halesite home earlier this year, the sad news unleashed a wave of grief from her fans, colleagues and sources. The accredited yoga instructor, who founded WorkLifeNation, taught business professionals how to reduce stress on the side. She was later determined to have died of natural causes.1. How Long Island is Losing its War on HeroinDespite authorities repeating years ago that LI could not arrest its way out of the deadly heroin epidemic, both arrests and overdoses continue to rise—same as comparable stats have nationwide. In Nassau, where lawmakers passed a law in 2008 requiring police to post a database alerting the public of the location of heroin arrests, that task went unfulfilled for three years. And despite efforts aimed at treatment and prevention, complacency has allowed the scourge to continue claiming young lives.
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Today in Šibenik, three agreements on EU grants were signed for projects within the Call “Promotion of sustainable development of natural heritage” within the Operational Program “Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020” totaling 56,4 million kuna, of which grants amount to HRK 40,3 million.The contracts were signed by the Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Gabrijela Žalac, the director of the Central Agency for Financing and Contracting Tomislav Petric and on behalf of the project director the director of JU Priroda ŠKŽ Anita Babačić Ajduk and the mayors of Šibenik and Drniš, Željko Burić and Josip Begonja.Contracts have been signed for the following projects: Croatian Coral Center Zlarin total value HRK 24.127.147,50, of which grants are HRK 15.444.506,70; NATURA DRNIŠ- Sustainable development of Drniš’s natural heritage under the Natura 2000 ecological network, with a total value of HRK 5.674.022,42, of which grants are HRK 4.822.919,06 and Tourist valorization of the channel Sv. Ante in Šibenik – 2nd phase with a total value of HRK 26.554.752,95, of which the grant is HRK 20.000.000,00.The Drniš Project – Sustainable Development of Drniš Natural Heritage under the Natura 2000 Ecological Network is based on increasing the attractiveness and educational capacity and establishing better management of visitors to natural heritage sites, with emphasis on developing public awareness of the importance of biodiversity conservation through promotion of protected nature and Natura ecological network. 2000The second phase of the Tourist valorization of the St. Ante is worth about 26 million kuna, of which Šibenik-Knin County co-finances23% of the amount. It is a long-awaited continuation of the project started by arranging the promenade in 2012. years. The area of the former Minerska barracks will become extremely attractive to visitors, and at the same time will educate about protected habitats and species from the NATURA 2000i ecological network and promote the importance of biodiversity conservation. The modern visitor center, an educational trail for the blind and visually impaired and a whole range of attractive and educational facilities, will also become a reception center for visitors to the Fortress of St. Nicholas, whose restoration is under the watchful eye of UNESCO.Photo: www.koralji-zlarinka.hrThe Croatian Coral Center in Zlarin includes the arrangement of a visitor, educational and research center, the purchase of electric or hybrid vehicles and numerous educational facilities. The project envisages the arrangement of a pedestrian and bicycle path, hostels, bicycle rental terminals, development of applications and picture books on the topic of natural heritage preservation, children’s ecological workshops and volunteer workshops for drywall construction, ‘bunja’ and ‘guvna’.Minister Žalac emphasized that a total of 52 project proposals were received under the Call, the amounts of which requested grants greatly exceeded the originally planned grants amounting to HRK 196 million, which is why the Ministry approved an increase in the Call for a total of HRK 400 million from the European Regional Development Fund. development to enhance the absorption of funds. “With today’s signing of three new contracts, we have reached the amount of HRK 169 million, of which HRK 111 million are EU grants. ” Minister Žalac added and emphasized the importance of direct and continuous communication with prefects, mayors and mayors, as well as acquaintance with local and regional development priorities for achieving balanced regional development of the whole of Croatia.In his address, the Mayor of Šibenik, Željko Burić, pointed out that a project like this not only represents new content for visitors and guests, but also the creation of new jobs and the arrangement of the center and the view of the place. The signing was also attended by Šibenik-Knin County Prefect Goran Pauk, who emphasized that such projects leave a big mark and finally put into operation some of our most beautiful and valuable resources that have been neglected for decades, and are proof that preserving natural heritage is the foundation of sustainable development. , a generator of new jobs and economic activity.