ECONOMIST VIEWS: WILL THE OBR REVISE ITS FORECASTS?

first_img Tags: NULL ECONOMIST VIEWS: WILL THE OBR REVISE ITS FORECASTS? whatsapp MICHAEL SAUNDERS | CITIGROUP Growth is exceeding predictions despite Irish troubles, and business investment is strong. The OBR can revise down this year’s deficit forecast by £10bn, and next year’s by around £25bn.GEORGE BUCKLEY | DEUTSCHE BANK The OBR may revise up its growth forecasts this year, yet forecasts for following years seem too optimistic. Going forward, there is a risk that the deficit does not fall as quickly as is hoped.ALAN CLARKE | BNP PARIBAS The UK remains ahead of schedule, and growth should be revised up to around 1.7 or 1.8 per cent. But real incomes will continue to fall in 2011, and fiscal consolidation could bite harder. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Center Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily 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 Proof Sunday 28 November 2010 9:35 pmlast_img read more

BANKERS SWAP CITY FOR DIY AND CAMPFIRES

first_img whatsapp BANKERS SWAP CITY FOR DIY AND CAMPFIRES whatsapp Share KCS-content Tuesday 15 February 2011 8:24 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo NEVER let it be said that the City is averse to getting a little dirt under its fingernails. On 12-13 March members of the banking community will be doing just that at Havens Hospices annual “I’m a banker…get me outta here!” event to raise money for the organisation’s hospices in Essex. Over the weekend, teams from Daiwa, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds, Nomura, ICAP, RBS and many more will be mucking in to help out with painting, decorating and gardening at the hospice sites. Most challenging of all perhaps, the teams will also be camping together overnight in a huge marquee, which means they’ll have to wake themselves up for the second day of work without Blackberry alarms and Nespresso machines to help.The scheme is the brainchild of Deutsche Bank employee Roberto de Cristofano, whose daughter has been using the Children’s Hospice for several years. While there may not be witchety grubs on the menu or Gillian McKeith as a campmate to contend with, for some City executives a night in the wilds of Southend-on-Sea might be just about as much as they can take. THE ROAD TO SUCCESSIt looks like it might be time to dig out that Jaguar-branded dust sheet and hang up your driving gloves – a new survey has found that five per cent of company directors now keep a second “run-about” car just for visiting clients, to avoid perceptions that they’re doing a little too well during these austere times. One director surveyed by car leasing firm CentralContracts.com was dismayed when he started losing business after arriving at meetings in his brand new V8 Range Rover (circa £60,000). But rather than updating his sales patter or negotiating prices, it was straight back to the forecourt for a Nissan Qasqai to avoid alienating his contacts – a drop in the ocean at just £16,000. The survey conveniently landed in The Capitalist’s inbox around the same time as a piece on the economy of running a scooter to combat increasing transport and insurance costs. Long the preserve of suburbanites with a intense hatred of traffic jams and a love for mod fashion, perhaps this means it won’t be long before the most image-conscious of executives are turning up at their AGM on two wheels. A second-hand Vespa will set you back around £500 – surely not enough to offend even the most frugal of customers. A SALUTE TO THE CITYThe culmination of weeks of hard work and plenty of culinary expertise has definitely paid off – The Capitalist can reveal that last week’s Square Mile Salute raised a grand total of £240,000 – a fantastic result for the three charities it supports.Their tongues and purse strings loosened by the five course banquet, diners pledged huge amounts during the evening’s auction, with all proceeds going to support Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in their drive to build and run centres for wounded troops on their return from active duty. The Square Mile Salute has been pioneered by City businessman Ray Steadman of Chamberlain’s Restaurant Leadenhall Market, along with Gordon Hogg of Finclass and Philip Corrick of The Royal Automobile Club. City A.M. was delighted to be involved, and is looking forward to next year’s banquet already! last_img read more

Zynga to acquire mobile games giant Peak for $1.8bn

first_img Zynga to acquire mobile games giant Peak for $1.8bn Social games developer Zynga has agreed a deal to acquire Peak, the mobile gaming business behind the Toon Blast and Toy Blast game franchises, for $1.8bn (£1.45bn/€1.62bn). Tags: Mobile 1st June 2020 | By contenteditor Social games developer Zynga has agreed a deal to acquire Peak, the mobile gaming business behind the Toon Blast and Toy Blast game franchises, for $1.8bn (£1.45bn/€1.62bn).Zynga will acquire 100% of Peak, with the purchase price to be comprised of $900m in cash and $900m in Zynga’s common stock. Subject to customary closing adjustments, the transaction is expected to close in the third quarter.According to Zynga, the acquisition will add significant scale to its live services, as well as strengthen new game pipeline with additional projects in early development. The transaction comes after Zynga acquired Peak’s card games studio in a $100m deal in 2017.“Peak is one of the world’s best puzzle game makers and we could not be more excited to add such creative and passionate talent to our company,” Zynga’s chief executive Frank Gibeau said.“With the addition of Toon Blast and Toy Blast, we are expanding our live services portfolio to eight forever franchises, meaningfully increasing our global audience base and adding to our exciting new game pipeline. As a combined team, we are well positioned to grow faster together.”Peak’s founder and chief executive Sidar Sahin added: “This is a monumental partnership not only for Zynga and Peak, but for the whole mobile gaming industry. Both companies share a common vision — to bring people together through games.“Peak’s culture is rooted in relentless learning and progress, so as we embark on this new chapter in our journey together with Zynga, we remain as committed as ever to our unique culture.”Meanwhile, Zynga has updated its financial guidance for the second quarter and full year, saying that the strengths across its live services portfolio means it now expects to achieve better than expected results.Zynga had initially stated that reconciliation of revenue to bookings in its second quarter would amount to $460m, but has now upped its estimate to $500m for the three-month period.Net loss for the three months ended 30 June is now expected to total $160m, up $100m from the initial estimate of $60m, but adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) is set to be higher at $35m compared to $32m.In terms of how these increases will impact its full year performance, Zynga said reconciliation of revenue to bookings is now likely to total $1.84bn, up from $1.8bn.The business’ 2020 net loss is likely to amount to $350m, up from the original estimate of $245m, while adjusted EBITDA is expected to total $223m, compared to the $210m that Zynga had originally forecast.Zynga noted that the update did not include any contributions from Peak, as the transaction is not expected to close until the third quarter. Topics: Casino & games Finance Social gamingcenter_img Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Los anglicanos de El Salvador llevan la delantera en la…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Lisbeth M. Meléndez Rivera, directora de iniciativas latinas y católicas para la Campaña pro Derechos Humanos con sede en Washington, D.C., moderó un debate luego de la exhibición de “Ante Dios, somos todos familia” [Before God, We Are All Family] un documental que explora las vidas de cinco familias religiosas latinas que pasaron por alto las enseñanzas de la Iglesia para aceptar a los miembros LGBT de sus familias. El panel incluyó a Gene Robinson, obispo jubilado de Nuevo Hampshire, y a Martín Barahona, obispo de El Salvador. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – San Salvador, El Salvador] Cuando Cruz Torrez, el hermano de Bessy Ríos —entonces estudiante universitario— le dijo que era gay, ella estuvo tres días llorando.En ese tiempo, Ríos, que es abogada, trabajaba de voluntaria con una organización de derechos humanos que buscaba niños perdidos que habían sido desplazados por los 12 años de guerra civil en El Salvador, y un colega le dijo: “tu hermano sigue siendo tu hermano. Lo único diferente es que tú hoy sabes algo que no sabías ayer”.En retrospectiva, Ríos, que dirige “De la mano contigo”, un grupo de apoyo para familias de personas LGBT (homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales) que acompaña al ministerio de diversidad sexual de la Iglesia Anglicana-Episcopal de El Salvador, creció defendiendo a su hermano, primero de su padre, que se dio cuenta de la feminidad de su hijo y amenazaba de “darle un tiro entre ceja y ceja” si era homosexual; luego de los bravucones en el terreno de juegos. Sin embargo, la confesión de su hermano la dejó pasmada. Según dijo ella, durante 15 años había ocultado su identidad.En El Salvador y los otros países pertenecientes a la Iglesia Anglicana de la Región Central de América, o IARCA que es su sigla en español, ocultar la identidad homosexual sigue siendo algo común; la comunidad LGBT es víctima de violencia, amenazas y discriminación y esto último se arraiga profundamente en las enseñanzas católica romana y cristiana evangélica.La homofobia, el heteroxesismo y el machismo, las actitudes culturales que motivan las creencias sociales profundamente arraigadas que alimentan el odio y la discriminación en El Salvador, son las que Ríos, las organizaciones de derechos humanos, el ministerio de diversidad sexual de la Iglesia y otros activistas se están esforzando en cambiar.“Me enamoré de esa causa”, dijo Ríos, madre de cuatro hijos, quien además de tener un empleo de jornada completa defiende los derechos de los LGBT y coordina “De la mano contigo”Sin embargo, crear un ministerio de apoyo a la familia, independientemente de la determinación de Ríos, ha sido un proceso lento, dijo ella, porque los miembros de la familia aún prefieren reunirse con ella por separado que en grupos, puesto que ellos también quieren proteger su privacidad y, en algunos casos, sus reputaciones de familia.A principios de julio, Ríos compartió su historia con un grupo de 12 norteamericanos que estudian los derechos de los LGBT en El Salvador como parte de una peregrinación de LGBT organizada por la Catedral Nacional de Washington y la Escuela Global de la Fundación Cristosal.“Esta es la primera vez que Cristosal ha participado en las cuestiones de los LGBT”, dijo Ernesto Zelayandia, coordinador de la Escuela Global, cuyo currículo fomenta la ciudadanía global. “Nuestro principal objetivo es fomentar espacios de diálogo para resolver los problemas actuales”.Creado en 2009 el ministerio de diversidad sexual de la Iglesia Anglicana Episcopal en El Salvador ofrece un lugar para que las personas LGBT se expresen libremente, encuentren una comunidad y restablezcan una relación con un Dios amoroso en lugar de con un Dios condenatorio.Martín Barahona, el obispo de El Salvador, era el primado de la IARCA en 2003 cuando la Diócesis Episcopal de Nuevo Hampshire eligió a Gene Robinson, jubilado en la actualidad, como el primer obispo abiertamente homosexual en la Iglesia Episcopal, una elección que conmocionó a toda la Comunión Anglicana.“Yo fui el único obispo de América Latina que asistió a la consagración de Gene Robinson”, dijo Barahona, en una entrevista con ENS en San Salvador.Luego de la consagración de Robinson, Barahona creó ministerios pastoralmente inclusivos en tres áreas: personas con discapacidades físicas, diversidad sexual y jóvenes en peligro (La Iglesia Anglicana Episcopal desempeñó un importante papel en negociar una tregua entre las dos pandillas más notorias de El Salvador y el obispo se ha destacado por ministrar a miembros de las pandillas).El ministerio de diversidad sexual llegó a ser parte de la congregación del Rdo. Luis Serrano en San Juan Evangelista, en una zona de San Salvador llamada “Salvador del Mundo”, donde hay una estatua de Jesucristo que se alza sobre un planeta Tierra.“Comenzamos por abrir los corazones, las puertas de la iglesia, y luego la comunidad comenzó a tener confianza en la iglesia, y después empezaron a venir”, dijo Barahona.Desde el comienzo del ministerio, el obispo enfatizó la integración en la vida de la parroquia, no la creación de una segunda congregación de homosexuales.“Les expliqué que si provienen de un ambiente discriminatorio uno no crea otro grupo de discriminación en la iglesia”, afirmó. “Ustedes son miembros de la Iglesia, y en esta ocasión recibí a más de 70 personas que querían ser episcopales”.En tanto la cultura de EE.UU. favorece la plena inclusión e igualdad de derechos civiles para las personas homosexuales y, en consecuencia, le lleva la delantera a la Iglesia; en El Salvador la Iglesia le lleva la delantera a la cultura, dijo Robinson, durante una entrevista con ENS en San Salvador.“[En Estados Unidos] la Iglesia de muchas maneras juega a ponerse al día; de cierto modo somos los últimos en comparecer”, dijo Robinson. “Mientras aquí en El Salvador la cultura es abrumadoramente crítica y condenatoria de las personas LGBT. Y es la Iglesia aquí la que está liderando lo que creo llegará a ser un empeño nacional para expandir e incluir a las personas LGBT en la vida de la sociedad, pero eso significa que se enfrentan a mayores dificultades.“Son en su sentido más exacto el grano de mostaza que promete florecer y desarrollarse en algo mucho más grande y contagiar la cultura de la inclusión… una tarea mucho más intimidante en una cultura que sigue siendo tan renuente a incluir a las personas LGBT en la vida de la cultura”.Las marchas del orgullo homosexual y las celebraciones en conmemoración de los disturbios de Stonewall en junio de 1969, que se considera en gran medida como el evento que dio lugar al movimiento de los derechos de los homosexuales en Estados Unidos, tiene lugar anualmente en todo el mundo [el sábado más cercano al] el 28 de junio. Cuatro personas fueron asesinadas este año luego de la marcha [del orgullo] homosexual en San Salvador, donde más de 4.000 personas desfilaron en defensa de los derechos de los LGBT.El Salvador tiene uno de los índices  de asesinatos más elevados del mundo y la violencia pandilleril se ensaña sobre todo con los pobres y los marginados. Entre tanto, los delitos contra miembros de la comunidad LGBT, en particular los que se cometen contra mujeres transexuales, las más visibles y las más vulnerables, por lo general se perpetran con impunidad. Los delitos de odio y la discriminación en los centros laborales obliga a muchos miembros de la comunidad LGBT a vivir con temor y en aislamiento, para algunos eso conlleva no saber lo que significa verdaderamente ser homosexual.La mayoría de los ministerios cristianos que sirven a la comunidad LGBT en El Salvador, incluso si existen, se concentran en la terapia de conversión, en el intento de cambiar la orientación sexual de los homosexuales.El movimiento de conversión in El Salvador encontró eco en Mike Airhart, quien dedicó cerca de una década a la verificación de hechos y a criticar al movimiento de ex homosexuales para dos cibersitios que vigilaban esa actividad.“A posteriori, creo que —al igual que mucha gente— dediqué demasiado tiempo a criticar los tropiezos obvios de los líderes del movimiento”, dijo Airhart, que asistió a la peregrinación como parte del grupo de la Catedral Nacional de Washington. “Creo que pasé por alto, o simplemente no tuve tiempo de atender, la labor más ubicua y menos visible de las iglesias grandes. De manera que mientras éramos de los primeros en protestar de las actividades de los activistas anti homosexuales en Uganda a principio de 2009, algunos de nosotros perdíamos de vista las enseñanzas diarias de la Iglesia que afectan a 300 millones de personas en América Latina”.Sin embargo, a pesar de los avances logrados en Estados Unidos, el matrimonio de parejas del mismo sexo sólo es legal en 19 estados y sólo el 21 de julio el presidente Barack Obama vino a enmendar una orden ejecutiva firmada en 1967 que extendía las protecciones federales en los centros de trabajo a homosexuales y transexuales.“En demasiados estados y en demasiados centros laborales, simplemente ser homosexual, bisexual o transexual puede ser todavía causa de despido”, dijo Obama. “Creo firmemente que es hora de que todos los estadounidenses enfrenten esta injusticia”.En El Salvador y en otros países de Centroamérica, los hombres y mujeres homosexuales con frecuencia, aun cuando se confíen en sus amigos o familiares, mantienen una identidad heterosexual en el centro de trabajo, para no arriesgarse a discriminación o despido.“Como homosexual y cristiano nacido en Estados Unidos en [un medio de] enorme privilegio, diría que me siento encantado del progreso que estamos presenciando en nuestro país, particularmente en lo que concierne a la igualdad matrimonial”, dijo Richard Weinberg, que hace poco dejó su puesto como director de comunicaciones en la Catedral Nacional de Washington para matricularse en un seminario.Weinberg ayudó a crear el grupo del ministerio LGBT de la catedral en 2012. En la medida en que el movimiento LGBT ha progresado en Estados Unidos, el grupo ha comenzado a buscar maneras de apoyar a movimientos internacionales. Sin embargo, dijo Weinberg, el progreso en Estados Unidos no se compara con el sufrimiento, la indignidad y las violaciones a sus derechos humanos que experimentan a diario las personas LGBT en todo el mundo.“Estamos hablando de [problemas de] vida o muerte, de indignidades que como cristianos estamos llamados a denunciar y a socorrer tanto como podamos”, agregó.A principios de este año, Weinberg tomó un descanso sabático y se ofreció para servir de misionero en la Iglesia Episcopal de Costa Rica donde organizó una presentación de “Ante Dios, somos todos familia”. Fue la primera vez que el obispo de Costa Rica, Héctor Monterroso, y la Iglesia [Episcopal] de ese país tomaban medidas para acoger a la comunidad LGBT en la Iglesia (Lean la reflexión de Weinberg aquí.)Mari Carmen Aponte, embajadora de EE.UU. en El Salvador y los embajadores de Canadá y Alemania asisten a la exhibición de “Ante Dios, somos todos familia”, en el Museo Nacional de Antropología en San Salvador a la que asistieron más de 70 personas. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Durante la peregrinación, la Fundación Cristosal y la Campaña pro Derechos Humanos con sede en Washington, D.C., organizaron un exhibición de la película en el Museo Nacional de Antropología en San Salvador al que asistieron más de 60 personas.El documental explora las vidas de cinco familias religiosas latinas que se sobrepusieron a las enseñanzas de la Iglesia para aceptar a los miembros LGBT de sus familias.El filme busca abordar la injusticia y fomentar el diálogo, dijo Lisbeth M Meléndez Rivera, directora de iniciativas latinas y católicas en la Campaña pro Derechos Humanos con sede en Washington, D.C.“Al colaborar con comunidades religiosas locales podemos mostrar una perspectiva diferente, que hable de una Iglesia inclusiva, que expande su alcance y abre sus puertas a todos en oposición a la narrativa que predomina en la actualidad, que es excluyente y que acentúa el aislamiento de las comunidades marginadas, lejos de nuestros hogares espirituales o religiosos”, dijo Meléndez Rivera.“Ante Dios es también una forma magnífica de mostrar que nuestros parientes pueden ciertamente lograr aceptación tanto en el seno de la familia como en el medio religioso en lo que toca a nuestras complejidades, incluida nuestra orientación o identidad sexual”, añadió.Para Ríos, aceptar la identidad sexual de su hermano la condujo a su propio activismo. Además de realizar trabajos de abogacía gratuitos, escribe un blog sobre feminismo y diversidad sexual para El Faro, un servicio investigativo de noticias por Internet.Al final, como fue la experiencia de Robinson con sus propios padres, “el amor se impone”; sin embargo, a veces las familias necesitan tiempo. Durante una sesión de preguntas y respuestas que siguió a la exhibición de la película, Robinson instó a los presentes a darles a sus familias tiempo para llegar a persuadirse. Lea la reflexión de Robinson sobre la visita aquí.El tiempo parece haber desempeñado un papel positivo en las otras iglesias de Centroamérica también. Durante el último sínodo de la IARCA en El Salvador, el ministerio de diversidad sexual hizo una presentación a los obispos de Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panamá y Costa Rica, las otras iglesias anglicanas episcopales de Centroamérica. La reunión indicaba un cambio de las actitudes prevalecientes in 2003, según los que asistieron.El ministerio acoge a los salvadoreños LGBT de todas las procedencias religiosas, y estimula a los que pertenecen a otras denominaciones a compartir sus enseñanzas. Durante una reunión dominical, más de 30 personas se congregaron para compartir su experiencia de ser homosexuales en El Salvador. Un hombre, que había sido durante mucho tiempo miembro del grupo y había estado ausente durante un par de años, compartió su experiencia como diácono catolicorromano, [ministerio] en el que predicaba contra su propia identidad. Otro habló acerca de su carrera diplomática y cómo casi llegó a casarse con una mujer para conservar las apariencias y avanzar en su carrera.Durante más de cinco años desde que el ministerio comenzó, sus miembros dicen que no siempre ha sido fácil, y que a veces ha resultado difícil atraer a una lesbiana, algunas de las cuales se sienten acogidas en sus propias comunidades de fe, así como otras que se identifican intensamente con el feminismo y rechazan la naturaleza patriarcal de la Iglesia. Sin embargo, para los que han encontrado un hogar en el ministerio, éste les proporciona un lugar seguro no sólo donde pueden responder a sus necesidades espirituales, sino también donde pueden explorarse los problemas emocionales y otros asuntos de salud, y donde las personas se reúnen en busca de modos de minimizar la discriminación y otros estigmas sociales.El Rdo. diácono Josh Shipman y la Rda. Josefina Beecher le ofrecen la comunión a Eduardo Mazariego durante un oficio en la iglesia anglicana de San Romero. Shipman, estudiante del Seminario del Sudoeste, viajó a El Salvador para estudiar los derechos de los LGBT con ayuda de una subvención de SCOM o Consulta para la Misión del Seminario, foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.“Vine aquí por un amigo, que me pidió que viniera… y decidí venir porque creía que era un lugar donde podía encontrar a Dios y en verdad ser yo mismo. Ésta ha sido una gran oportunidad para mí de madurar como persona, como profesional y también como miembro de la comunidad homosexual”, dijo Eduardo Mazariego, miembro del grupo que se reúne semanalmente en la iglesia de San Juan Evangelista en San Salvador.El ministerio de la Iglesia, agregó, es importante para El Salvador porque hay muchísimas personas en la comunidad LGBT que se sienten rechazadas por la sociedad y por Dios, y que [creen que] su orientación sexual está en contra de las enseñanzas de la Iglesia.“Este ministerio es realmente importante para mi país porque yo no sabía montones de cosas respecto a ser gay, hay muchísimas personas que no saben que tenemos razón, que realmente nacimos así porque Dios lo quiso, de manera que yo creo que este ministerio es en verdad una gran oportunidad para que El Salvador se abra a las personas homosexuales”, afirmó Mazariego. “Yo nací en una familia católica y ellos [mis familiares] creen que ser gay es un pecado”.Antes de llegar a formar parte del grupo, Mazariego contó que él creía que el concepto de orientación sexual era, para él, una elección.“Cuando era un niñito solía decir que yo estaba equivocado porque mi orientación sexual estaba en contra de lo que Dios quería”, dijo él. “Vine aquí en busca de esperanza, de un lugar donde pueda hablar con personas como yo y, en verdad, cuando vengo aquí entiendo realmente quién soy y lo que significa ser gay”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Lynette Wilson Posted Aug 1, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Los anglicanos de El Salvador llevan la delantera en la Iglesia y la sociedad respecto a la plena inclusión de los LGBT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Lumière House / Studio Avana

first_img Projects ArchDaily 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941186/lumiere-house-studio-avana Clipboard Landscape:Vena Sukino SugiantioCollaborators:PT. Solusindo Teknik IndonesiaCity:BandungCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamText description provided by the architects. One of the common problems in big cities, like in Bandung, Indonesia is land / space limitation at the city center. Limited land and plenty space requirements are one of the challenges in designing this house. Split level concept is applied to this house in order to accommodate the needs of the house owner. The requirement of this project is creating something unique for the owner, who is passionate about gardening and modern technology. Therefore there is a garden on every level of the house. Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© KIEGarden becomes an important element of this project hence there are 5 different gardens on different areas in this house. In addition, the existence of these gardens will also benefit to the air circulation and natural lighting inside the house. The primary garden is located at the center of the house and becomes the inner court. This particular garden is functioned as a void and also connecting the entire level of the house. In addition, a vertical garden is also placed on this area, adding extra fresh air produced inside the house. Save this picture!© KIEGarden is also utilized as roof and facade of the house. The garden on the roof is giving some advantages including providing more space for agriculture, adding beauty to the cityscape and increasing air quality. Rooftop gardens should be able to diminish the urban heat island effect. Generally, rooftop gardens absorb heat and insulate buildings better than traditional roof.Save this picture!© KIEWhereas the garden area on the facade is functioned as a noise buffer, reducing noise from outside going through the house. This garden facade concept is also combined with the use of sun protective fins, which rotates accordingly to the sun orientation. Casting shadows with motives inside the house.Save this picture!© KIEAnother garden is located on the entrance of the house and incorporated with fish pond. This fish pond is not located on the ground floor, however is installed on the second floor of the house. Glass material is used as the base of the pond, giving unique shadow reflections for the room underneath it. The use of gardens throughout different areas of the house gives a pleasing atmosphere and impression like no other.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessR Society Store / 0321studioSelected ProjectsNaturals Now Shop / Drink Water Design StudioSelected Projects Share Lumière House / Studio AvanaSave this projectSaveLumière House / Studio Avana Manufacturers: AXOR, AutoDesk, Hansgrohe, Kohler, Scarabeo, Soraa, Toto, Boss, Lemkra, Trimble, Venis, Venus Tiles Lead Architects: Houses CopyHouses•Bandung, Indonesia Indonesia Save this picture!© KIE+ 15Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio AvanaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBandungOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on June 11, 2020Cite: “Lumière House / Studio Avana” 10 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941186/lumiere-house-studio-avana Clipboard Lumière House / Studio Avana Martin Pradipta, Ramos Saedi, Rayner Tulus Area:  356 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Studio Avana Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  KIE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Entries to Technology4Good Awards close next month

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Digital Technology Advertisement Entries to Technology4Good Awards close next month Entries are open to the second annual UK Technology4Good Awards, and must be submitted by 18 May 2012. The awards, which are free to enter, recognise the many ways in which technology contributes to the greater good in the form of innovation, community impact, volunteering and fundraising.This year’s awards were launched in March by Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey and TV presenter, Mariella Frostrup, who will compère the awards ceremony. They urged businesses, charities, schools, social enterprises and individuals to enter the awards.Last year’s inaugural awards attracted over 250 entries.Awards categoriesThis year’s categories are:• Accessibility Award• BT Get IT Together Award• Community Impact Award• Community Voices Award• Fundraising Award• Innovation Award• IT Volunteer of the Year Award• Working Together AwardTechnology4Good is run by e-accessibility charity, AbilityNet and has secured sponsorship from BT and other technology companies.Last year, Lifelites, a charity which brings digital fun and learning opportunities to 5,000 children in hospices nationwide, won both the Accessibility Award and the Best in Show category.www.technology4goodawards.org.ukcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 April 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Still a Fourth of Indiana Corn Crop to Harvest

first_img SHARE SHARE Rain this week slowed harvesting and tilling across the state according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The corn and soybean harvests are nearing completion and could be finished quickly if farmers are given a period of dry weather, according to reports. Minimal lodging damage in corn was reported after strong winds on Thursday. Winter wheat remained in good condition.FIELD CROPS REPORTThere were 3.8 days suitable for field work during the week. Seventy-four percent of the corn acreage has been harvested compared with 88 percent last year and 72 percent for the 5-year average. By area 77 percent of the corn crop is harvested in the north, 72 percent in the central region, and 76 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested corn is averaging about 18 percent.Eighty-eight percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested compared to 88 percent last year and 87 percent for the 5-year average. By area 91 percent of the soybean acreage is harvested in the north, 92 percent in the central region, and 72 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested soybeans is averaging about 13 percent.Ninety-one percent of the winter wheat acreage has been planted compared to 92 percent last year and 87 percent for the 5-year average. Seventy-two percent of the winter wheat acreage has emerged compared to 70 percent last year and 61 percent for the 5-year average. Seventy-three percent of the winter wheat acreage is in good to excellent condition compared to 72 percent last year at this time.LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE REPORTPasture condition was rated 49 percent good to excellent. Livestock remained in mostly good condition due to better than usual pasture conditions for this time of year. Home Indiana Agriculture News Still a Fourth of Indiana Corn Crop to Harvest Facebook Twitter Previous articleCLA Says Report Shows Need to Fix Pesticide Regulatory ProcessNext articleLower Corn Price May Trigger More Crop Insurance Claims Andy Eubank Still a Fourth of Indiana Corn Crop to Harvest Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Nov 4, 2013 last_img read more

New Livestock Rules for Indiana

first_imgBret-Marsh New Livestock Rules for Indiana Marsh says the new rules also require premise identification, something that is already well established in Indiana, “We have nearly 60,000  locations registered as livestock premises in the state.” He told HAT the information collected by BOAH is secure and protected. He added it is important to have this information so that people can be notified quickly if there is a disease incident. Marsh praised Hoosier livestock producers for adopting these new procedures well ahead of much of the rest of the nation and, as a result, they will see very little disruption in the movement of livestock. He added that many of the major livestock shows in the state have adopted the new tagging protocols several years ago, “Both the Hoosier Beef Congress and the Indiana State  Fair now require this electronic identification of livestock.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Dr. Marsh and BOAH staff have been discussing the new rules at winter livestock meetings around the state and are collecting producer and industry comments. Marsh said the first reading of the rules will take place at this week’s board meeting with final implementation expected by late in the year. The next meeting of the Board of Animal Health will take place, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Board of Animal Health office at Discovery Hall – Suite 100, 1202 East 38th Street, , Indianapolis, Indiana.  SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 7, 2014 Previous articleUS Pork Faces Trade Challenges in Asia MarketNext articleNCBA Concerned with Bilateral Trade Agreement Between Japan & Australia Gary Truitt New Livestock Rules for Indiana New federal regulations covering the interstate movement of livestock are now in effect, and the Indiana Board of Animal Health is implementing new rules governing the movement of animals within the state. Dr. Bret Marsh, state veterinarian, says most Indiana producers are already doing what is necessary, “Many of the things producers are doing no will work well and will continue to be recognized under the new federal rules as well as the new state rules.” Marsh says the new rules will be presented to the board this week and will require all livestock to be tagged, “If we are using radio frequency ID, that is an 840 tag, or if a plastic or steel noose tag is used, then those will be recognized anywhere in the US.” Home News Feed New Livestock Rules for Indiana For more information in the new rules visit    https://www.in.gov/boah/2336.htmlast_img read more

[Supreme Court Live-Updates] Farm Acts, Arnab Vs Maha Assembly, UPSC Exams, Disha Salian, Siddique Kappan Habeas And More

first_imgTop Stories[Supreme Court Live-Updates] Farm Acts, Arnab Vs Maha Assembly, UPSC Exams, Disha Salian, Siddique Kappan Habeas And More LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Oct 2020 11:00 PMShare This – xSupreme Court to hear the following important matters TodayA Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde to hear a clutch of petitions challenging the FARMERS ACTS recently passed by the parliament, contending them to be “Anti-farmer” & “Anti-Agriculturist”.The Bench will also hear a plea demanding a Top Court monitored CBI enquiry into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput’s former…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court to hear the following important matters TodayA Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde  to hear a clutch of petitions challenging the FARMERS ACTS recently passed by the parliament, contending them to be “Anti-farmer” & “Anti-Agriculturist”.The Bench will also hear a plea demanding a Top Court monitored CBI enquiry into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager, 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐚 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧.Chief Justice SA Bobde led bench to hear the petition filed by Arnab Goswami, Republic TV Chief, against the breach of privilege notice issued by the Maharashtra Assembly against him. The Bench will also hear habeas corpus petition filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) seeking the release of Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan after he was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on Oct 5A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari will take up a petition filed by 24 UPSC aspirants seeking an extra attempt in the civil service service examination for the year 2021. Follow the Live Updates Live Updates 12 Oct 2020 12:39 AMMatter gets listed for next week now.12 Oct 2020 12:38 AMMatter begins.None appears on screen for petitioner.#CJI: Nobody appearing in this matter? Last time also no one appeared. What should we do? We said last time that you should consider going to the Bombay HC.12 Oct 2020 12:38 AM#SupremeCourt’s #CJI SA Bobde led bench is hearing a petition demanding a Top Court monitored CBI enquiry into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager, 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐚 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧.12 Oct 2020 12:36 AMSibal says that in the meanwhile, petitioners will continue to remain in Jail.#CJI: You approach the HC, we’re here only.Matter adjourned for 4 weeks.12 Oct 2020 12:36 AM#CJI: CJI: Please approach Allahabad HC. CJI says that he will simply adjourn the case for 4 weeks. 12 Oct 2020 12:35 AMSibal says that no court in the state of Uttar Pradesh will grant the petitioners’ bail.” Let us approach you under Article 32,” Sibal tells the #CJI.12 Oct 2020 12:35 AMSenior Advocate Kapil Sibal appears for petitioners:When we filed this plea, it was a habeas corpus.Now we learnt that an FIR was registered and UAPA was invoked. 12 Oct 2020 12:35 AMSupreme Court is hearing the habeas corpus plea filed against the arrest of Kerala journalist, Sidhique Kappan, by the UP Police while he was proceeding to cover the Hathras incident of rape and murder of a 19-year old Dalit woman.12 Oct 2020 12:33 AMSC directs that students, who could not appear in NEET because of COVID-19 or due to being stuck in containment zones, be given chance to appear in the test on October 14. Results to be declared on Oct 16.12 Oct 2020 12:28 AM#CJI adjourns the case by 2 weeks.”We have to adhere by the law in the case,” adds the Chief Justice.>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

High school football players facing new sexual assault charges in alleged broom attack

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Md.) — A group of high school football players have been indicted on dozens of new charges in Maryland for allegedly raping four younger teammates in a school locker room.Four Damascus High School sophomores were indicted on multiple assault charges, accused of brutally sodomizing freshman players with a broomstick last month, Montgomery County State Attorney John McCarthy told ABC News’ Good Morning America on Friday.The 15-year-old suspects — identified as Jean Claude “JC” Abedi, Kristian “KJ” Jamal Lee, Will Daniel Smith and Caleb Thorpe — were each charged with eight counts of sexual assault, attempted assault and conspiracy to commit assault, McCarthy said. Each of the four teens were previously charged with rape, attempted rape and conspiracy to commit rape on Tuesday.Under Maryland law, the teens, who were charged as adults, could face up to life in prison over their alleged involvement.“Some people have used the term ‘hazing’ in relation to this, but this is not hazing,” McCarthy said. “We take this seriously and I’m not looking to send a message to anybody beyond the boys that were the victims in this case and those who committed these crimes that there will be accountability when you engaged in the kind of activities that these boys engaged in.”The Oct. 31 assaults came to light when the father of one of the victims found him sobbing in his room later that night and reported it to the school, according to charging documents. The high school’s principal “reported an assault involving a broom” the next day, according to the document from last week’s charges.“JC Abedi and KJ Lee grabbed [victim B] by the shoulders and threw him on the floor. One of them held his feet down and while he was face down on the ground, his pants were pulled down and he was ‘poked in his buttocks with the wooden broom,’” the document stated.The sophomores allegedly assaulted each freshman individually, according to the documents. At least two of the defendants could be heard laughing during the attack as one of the alleged victims yelled and screamed, according to the prior documents.The suspects allegedly pulled another victim’s hoodie “over the top of his head, punched him in the face, knocked him on his back and stomped on him,” during the assault, the arrest documents stated.One victim told police that “someone in the locker room stated that it would be good to do it to” him as well, before Abedi, Lee and Smith proceeded to hold him “face down on a bench in the locker room and pulled down his uniform practice pants and blue boxer shorts,” according to the documents, which identified the victim as “Victim C.”Victim C stated that “that they ‘stabbed’ his buttocks several times,” according to the documents. He described the broomstick as a wooden handle with a “cut on the tip of it” and said the assault went on for about 10 seconds before Abedi, Lee and Smith proceeded to do the same thing to another member of the Junior Varsity football team.Another student was involved as both a victim and suspect. That student was not identified “because he is a juvenile and is not being charged as an adult,” according to the arrest warrants. The status of his case, or what he is being charged with, are unclear.Authorities are now investigating if similar attacks have occurred in the past. One victim was told the act was a tradition at the school, but investigators have not “sustained or found any confirmed case of this ever happening before.”“We have pledged to the community to look beyond the incidents of Halloween this year, 2018, when this event took place to look back to prior years and we will fully investigate along with Montgomery police whether this has happened before,” McCarthy told GMA. “Is it urban lore or is this reality? We’re trying to find out what the truth of it is and quite candidly as I sit here today, I don’t know the answer to that question.”Authorities executed a search warrant for the locker room and collected a wooden broomstick as evidence, according to the court documents.Defense attorney David Felsen, who is representing Smith, told ABC News that he planned to file a motion to have the case sent back to juvenile court, which McCarthy said was “standard procedure.” Thorpe’s attorney, Shelly Brown, also said her client “should be treated as a child in the justice system.”“Jean-Claude is a young man who is caught up in case that is larger than him,” Abedi’s attorney, Daniel Wright, told ABC News following the rape charge. “Why is the school and the state seeking to fix all of the blame only on children?”Jason Downs, Lee’s attorney, did not respond to a request for comment, but said in court on Tuesday that his client was being painted as much more involved than he actually was.A spokesman for Montgomery County Public Schools did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more