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first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA La guerra que se ha desatado entre Israel y Hamás, se deteriora constantemente. Los muertos, los heridos y los desplazados se cuentan por cientos sino miles. Las naciones vecinas se han caracterizado por su silencio, dicen comentaristas. Se estima que las Fuerzas Armadas Israelitas han causado más de 1,800 bajas en la Franja de Gaza. El primer ministro Benjamín Netanyahu dijo a la agencia francesa de prensa que Israel podrá vivir en paz después que se destruyan los túneles cavados por las milicias palestinas.Justin Welby, arzobispo de Cantórbery, ha dicho en un mensaje radial dijo que los “horribles eventos” que están ocurriendo en Irak deben ser preocupación y acción de todos los cristianos y personas de buena voluntad. Añade el primado anglicano que miles de cristianos y otras minorías religiosas están siendo ejecutadas causando gran dolor e indignación. El arzobispo añade que los países europeos deben ejercer su influencia para que cesen estos crímenes y se castigue a los autores. Además, deben ofrecer protección a las víctimas desplazadas junto con sus oraciones.Comentaristas internacionales afirman que los problemas de violencia de las maras (pandillas) en Centro América comenzaron en Los Ángeles cuando cientos de niños y jóvenes tomaron refugio en Estados Unidos debido a la guerra en sus países y cuando ésta se terminó fueron deportados a sus países de origen sin el debido respaldo y casi siempre sin sus padres.El 10 de agosto siete diáconos fueron ordenados en la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba por su obispa Griselda Delgado del Carpio en la Catedral de la Santísima Trinidad de La Habana. Esta es el mayor grupo de diáconos ordenados de que se tenga memoria. Después de más estudios y entrenamiento los diáconos serán examinados para poder ser ordenados al presbiterado o sacerdocio. Enhorabuena.La comunidad judía de Miami se encuentra pasando por un momento difícil. Primero el rabino ortodoxo Joseph Raksin de Nueva York que visitaba la ciudad y que se dirigía al templo cumpliendo con las leyes del sabat en North Miami Beach fue asaltado por dos jóvenes afroamericanos para robarle. El rabino no cargaba ni prendas ni dinero. La policía no cree que fue un “crimen de odio” si no un delito común.  Segundo, en varios lugares de la ciudad se han visto suásticas y escritos en las paredes con palabras ofensivas a la comunidad judía. En Caracas el gobernante Nicolás Maduro pronunció un discurso a favor de los palestinos y contra los judíos que ha dado lugar a grafitis como “haz patria, mata a un judío”. En América Latina, Caracas tiene la segunda comunidad judía en número después de Buenos Aires.Robin Williams el conocido actor y comediante norteamericano apareció muerto en su casa de California el 11 de agosto a la edad de 63 años. Las investigaciones forenses indican que su muerte fue un suicidio debido a una gran depresión que sufría. Participó en 72 películas, una de las más conocidas fue Moscú en el Hudson con la actriz cubano-venezolana María Conchita Alonso. Williams era miembro de la Iglesia Episcopal desde su infancia. En una ocasión dijo que su iglesia “era muy similar a la romana pero con la mitad del sentido de culpa”.El misionero español Miguel Pajares, de 75 años, falleció en un hospital de Madrid luego de ser expatriado de Liberia, África, donde contrajo el virus del ébola. Ninguno de los fármacos conocidos tuvo efecto en la detención de la enfermedad.  En Liberia se quedaron ingresados tres religiosos españoles infectados con el virus. El director del centro médico donde fue internado, Patrick Nshamdze, falleció recientemente de la misma enfermedad. La Organización Mundial de la Salud dijo que otros países de África Occidental han sido contagiados.Grupos extremistas yihadistas de Siria mataron a una mujer acusada de adulterio. La mujer vestida de negro y con la cara cubierta fue apedreada en una plaza pública sin que ninguna persona u organización interviniera a su favor. Un clérigo leyó el veredicto antes de la llegada de un camión cargado de piedras. La población se siente atemorizada ante esta ola de extrema violencia.Juan Carlos Tejedor, el presentador de 46 años del programa noticioso estelar de la televisión cubana, ha decidido no regresar a su trabajo en Cuba después de unas vacaciones en el extranjero. Añadió que parte de su ausencia de Cuba se debe a que es creyente cristiano y que además quiere ser libre.VERDAD. Conoceréis la verdad y la verdad os hará libres. Juan 8:32 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Por Onell A. SotoPosted Aug 13, 2014 Rapidísimas 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 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Further welcome for movement on climate change

first_imgFurther welcome for movement on climate change By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 8, 2016 Environment & Climate Change Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] More church leaders have added their voice to the chorus of welcome for last weekend’s announcement that both China and the U.S. – the two largest emitters of greenhouse gasses – have ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change. Among them is the chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul Kwong of Hong Kong, who said that he was “very happy” to welcome the ratification.Full article. Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anglican Communion, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY 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 Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

A Venezuela union leader and militant speaks on the state of the crisis

first_imgSocial and economic crisis in Venezuela The economic and social crisis has grown exponentially for five years, and has gotten to this rotten state of hyper-inflation that we’re barely coping with. This is the cause for the huge discontent that we have at this stage and for the important change in the correlation of political power in this juncture. This is a consequence of three fundamental facts: two of them circumstantial, and one structural.The circumstantial causes are: First, the economic sabotage and blockade, described by the government as “economic warfare.” This factor is the main determinant in the current economic and social situation. The trade exclusion and the blockade have caused a stagnation of 80 percent of what little was being produced in the country’s industries. It has also led to plummeting in the high levels of imports of food, medicines, raw materials and machinery. It is also the cause of the hoarding and the fact that unscrupulous traders can set the price for all sorts of commodities, including the U.S. dollar.The second circumstantial cause is corruption, ineptitude and impunity, which have soared in the past five years. The level of corruption and ineptitude [by] government functionaries is major and damaging. In many cases it coincides with the sabotage by the elites and imperialists, with the complicity of military and civilian functionaries, regarding the speculative value of the market price of commodities that the people need.The structural problem is that the national productive capacity is very low. This is also determined by the historic high level of oil income, which turned the local bourgeoisie into a very parasitic social class, always dependent on the price of oil. They prefer to import, rather than produce or export. Under Chávez, despite some appropriate programs and plans to improve the development of national industry, this largely remained on paper.  The levels of national production needed were never made a reality. Under Chávez, from 2007 to 2012, that low production capacity didn’t produce discontent as the high price of oil was enough to import even luxury goods.But from 2013 to date, with Maduro, a high price has been paid for this mistake. With the decreasing price of oil, there is no money for imports, nor for the national industry, including transnational companies, to receive the dollars that they used to be guaranteed due to the currency controls. The struggle of these sectors to seize a share of that income is the main reason why the conspiracies and the fight to the death haven’t stopped in 20 years of Chavista governments. And it is here, making use of this situation, that Yankee and European interests also play a role.Scope and class character of the Jan. 23 ‘opposition’The opposition’s demonstrations on Jan. 23 were impressively big. Those in Caracas and Valencia surprised both them and others. That has encouraged the opposition. The right-wing segments had largely surrendered after the elections for the congress (ANC).Since the election, until Jan. 23, they were absent at street demonstrations. They were focused on media campaigns against the government, taking advantage of the growing discontent because the government hasn’t been able to provide measures to successfully counter the “economic warfare.”  And, they focused on the complicity of corrupt bureaucrats who have allowed speculation in the commercial sector.As solutions, President Maduro has implemented distribution of food packages, carried out by the Local Committees of Distribution and Production (CLAP), and also Compensation Bonuses and continuous increases to the minimum wage and food ticket for workers. These are progressive measures, but they have not been enough to cover the loss of purchasing power of workers’ salaries. So the right-wing demonstrations of Jan. 23 included the usual social base of middle-class people, plus some segments of workers, including some unions that earlier this year identified with Chavismo.Chavistas organized spectacular demonstrations After Jan. 23, the opposition made big efforts to turn out the same number of people, or more, as on that day in Caracas and Valencia. They demonstrated again on Feb. 2, but it wasn’t the same in numbers or expectations as on Jan. 23. Meanwhile the Chavista demonstration on Jan. 23 in Caracas was very well attended.The feeling among the government-sympathizing popular class is very strong. On January 28, 29, 30, 31 and Feb. 1 and 2, Chavistas organized surprisingly spectacular demonstrations in more than six cities. The Feb. 2 demonstration in Caracas was attended by large numbers of people, similar to those during the best days of Chavismo. So currently we have a Chavismo that is more motivated to take the offensive against the coup or invasion plans.   There are no visible signs of grassroots self-organizing. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and government structures are leading these demonstrations. The strong presence of youth is striking.Internal rupture within the army?Since before Jan. 10, the opposition and high-ranking members of the Trump administration, U.S. senators and some governments, like those of Ivan Duque in Colombia, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, Mauricio Macri in Argentina, and Luis Almagro from the Organization of American States (OAS), have been waiting for the push for Maduro’s fall to come from segments of the Bolivarian National Army Forces (FANB).However, until now that has failed. They have offered FANB members large sums of money and promises of amnesty and appointment to high positions. Ever since Guaidó proclaimed himself interim president, this usurper’s main proposition is aimed at members of the army, promoting a supposed Amnesty Law in favor of soldiers who rebel against Maduro’s government. No signs have been seen inside or outside the FANB that a force may appear which is capable of risking a suicidal venture on the side of imperialism and its lackeys in the opposition.Imperialism’s strategy?Imperialism’s aim has always been to oust the Chavista government at any cost. Since the moment Maduro came to power in 2013, they started the plan to oust him. Currently, they are acting with more urgency. They need to put an end to Maduro and the Bolivarian revolution, the cycle of instability and the progressive and more-or-less sovereign governments that arose in our continent after Chávez kicked off the revolutionary process and started governing.With Lenin Moreno’s treason in Ecuador and having regained complete control in Brazil and Argentina, and with a favorable balance of forces in the region, imperialism does the rest. They want to oust Maduro and defeat the Bolivarian process with the least possible political cost.  But if they don’t achieve this in the short term, they will try to do it at any cost. Trump represents a segment of imperialism that desperately wants the U.S. to seize global economic, political and military hegemony. They want to recover economic, financial and industrial supremacy, which they have been losing to China. Their power is mainly military.Anti-imperialist sentiment deepThe anti-imperialist sentiment of our people is historic and it runs very deep. It will be difficult to defeat us. It will be hard to convince a majority of the workers and poor people to accept the raising of the U.S. flag, as Guaidó and the right-wing political leaders who are with him have done in their public demonstrations.Since the oil strike of 1936 — which almost became a national strike against the British and Yankees and the military dictatorship — a very deep anti-imperialist sentiment has grown.  It was rebuilt or revived for more than 15 years with Chávez’s message. A rebellious sentiment appeared here that hasn’t stopped since Feb. 27 and 28, 1989 [dates of the mass uprising in Caracas called the Caracazo].This found expression in the decisive, fearless struggle of April 13, 2002, when an attempted military coup against Chávez was defeated.  And it was demonstrated in the response to the bosses’ strike and oil sabotage from December 2002 to January 2003 — and in all the resistance we have carried out, not letting the right wing oust Maduro by force. The government continues to pay on the foreign debt in the middle of this imperialist economic blockade. It hasn’t touched any monopolies, such as the Polar group and others, when these same monopolies hoard food stocks or distribute them arbitrarily and overpriced!Living in Valencia, the country’s main industrial city, and being a unionist, I can say that its industrial zones are almost paralyzed, that there are stagnant or nearly stagnant industrial sectors, that working conditions, safety and salaries in important sectors, such as energy, oil, health and education have suffered to worrisome levels. Capacity of Venezuelan gov’t, popular militias to resistIn a public statement by LUCHAS, we urgently requested the dispatch of army officials and soldiers to at least 11,000 zones, so that they can live with the communities and organize the military aspect of anti-imperialist resistance. We need to make the civilian-military alliance a reality in the community. In that statement we said: “In this context, we encourage the people and workers to voluntarily join the ‘50,000 Popular Defense Units in all neighborhoods, cities and corners of the country, for them to back up and strengthen an integral defense of the motherland,’ which President Maduro has asked to implement.”Popular militias or those Popular Defense Units are a work in process. The Venezuelan National Militia has existed for years. There are already 2 million militia members, many of whom are being called on to integrate other army forces as active, permanent soldiers. It’s said that the weapons capacity of the army is very modern, and the army has good logistics and respectable professionalism.We also call for the formation of “Simón Bolívar International Brigades” of solidarity with Venezuela. And we call for: 1) the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), national unions, federations and other social movements and organizations around the world to trade in medicines, food and raw materials with the legitimate government of President Maduro and/or with union and social organizations of Venezuela; and 2) the social organizations of Latin America to organize Solidarity Caravans, and come here through our borders with Colombia and Brazil.Nationalization, expropriation?If [the government]  doesn’t act soon, resolving the consequences of its stagnation in these economic and social aspects, it will do more damage than any missile or incoming imperialist “humanitarian aid.” If it doesn’t control problems effectively and for the long term — such as currency exchange speculation, supply shortages, and the price of food and medicines — or encourage the national production of goods and services — in mid-term it will lose its social base and  find it difficult to survive. Among other measures, it has to stop paying the foreign debt, block capital flight, impose progressive taxation on assets, and promote the distribution and control of goods by a communal state run by the workers. Otherwise we will fail.Let me finish this interview with our motto: “Fight, fight, don’t stop fighting for a government of the workers and of the people.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this The following are excerpts from an interview with Stalin Pérez Borges, a union leader and veteran socialist militant in Venezuela. He is a member of the Unitarian Unionist Chavista League (LUCHAS) and of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers’ Central (CBST) Advisory Council. The original appeared in Spanish on Feb. 7 — that is, long before the Feb. 23 showdown on the border. Translated by Pedro Alvarez from Aporrea. (Entire interview: tinyurl.com/y4tknu43)last_img read more

Purdue Extension’s Updated Corn, Soybean Guide Now Available

first_img Purdue Extension’s Updated Corn, Soybean Guide Now Available Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Extension’s Updated Corn, Soybean Guide Now Available SHARE The 2016 edition of Purdue Extension’s Corn and Soybean Field Guide is now available at Extension’s The Education Store.The new edition includes updated information on nitrogen rate guidelines and timing for nematode scouting. “We added timeframe tables to our nematode section to provide producers guidance on when to sample their fields for nematodes, which can feed on the roots of corn and soybeans and remove nutrients from the plant, resulting in significant damage,” said Corey Gerber, director of Purdue’s Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center.The pocket-sized guide provides expert guidance and practical information on all stages of corn and soybean production from planting up to harvest. It includes reference websites for fertilizer and pesticide recommendations, as well as color photographs for pest identification and crop growth staging. Other sections cover nutrient deficiencies, soil fertility and herbicide damage.Individual copies of the guide are available at The Education Store for $9. Bulk orders of 25 are available for $202.50. To order, go to https://edustore.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-179 or call 888-398-4636, extension 46794.            By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 2, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Grown Team ExpandsNext articleSoy Global Trade Exchange Coming to Indiana Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Pasadena Congresswoman Chu Praises Vote to Advance Changes at the Copyright Office

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Congresswoman Chu Praises Vote to Advance Changes at the Copyright Office Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 11:02 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights and Accountability Act, a bill that would require the Register of Copyrights to be a position that is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The bill would also set a term limit of ten years for this position, which could be renewed. Currently, the Register, who oversees the Copyright Office, is appointed by the Librarian of Congress. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who is a cosponsor of H.R. 1695 and co-chair of the Creative Rights Caucus, released the following statement:Copyright industries contribute over one trillion dollars to our economy. A modern copyright office would help meet the needs of evolving industries in our country. This bill is an important first step in ensuring that the Register is responsive to all interested stakeholders and is addressing the Office’s unique needs. I have called for this change throughout the Judiciary Committee’s copyright review and I am encouraged by its passage in the Committee today. I commend Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers for their leadership on this issue. I look forward to continuing my work with them to make other reforms to the Office and bring it into the modern age.”Along with Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), Rep. Chu introduced H.R. 890, the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy (CODE) Act. This bill proposes structural improvements to the Copyright Office, which includes the changes in H.R. 1695 such as requiring the Register position to be appointed by the President and consented by the Senate.The bill text for the CODE Act can be found here. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff 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. Top of the News center_img Subscribe Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

BBB: New Medicare cards on the way — watch out for these scams

first_img Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Facebook BBB Scam TrackerNew Medicare cards are rolling out this month, and they are undergoing a big change to make them more secure from identity thieves. Despite this change, however, scam artists may be using this new rollout to take advantage of unsuspecting Medicare recipients.These new cards, which are being issued to everyone currently enrolled in Medicare are at no cost and will be more secure because they use a “Medicare Beneficiary Identifier” instead of a Social Security number. The delivery of the new cards is staggered, so you will receive your card at a different time than your friends or neighbors. The rollout will continue from now until April 2019.This process will happen automatically, so you do not need to call anyone to get your card. If you are expecting a new card, it is being mailed to the address you have on file with the Social Security Administration. If you need to update your mailing address, you can visit your online account at www.ssa.gov or call 1-800-772-1213.Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas advises you to be on the lookout for scammers hoping to take advantage of any confusion surrounding the launch.How this scam works is you receive a call from a person claiming to work with Medicare. They are allegedly calling about a problem with your new Medicare card. The con artist may say your new card was lost or someone tried to use your ID number. To resolve the situation, the scammer just needs your Social Security number.In another version, the scammer claims you must pay money to receive your new Medicare card. They may ask you for payment information, so they can “complete the process” for you. They may even ask you to mail them your old card.How to Avoid Medicare Scams: Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness Know how the rollout works. Understand that Medicare isn’t calling consumers about the card switch. If anyone calls and says you need to pay for it, that’s a scam.Never provide personal information to a stranger. Don’t share personal details with anyone who calls you unsolicited. Do not confirm or give out your full name, address, Social Security number or any other personal information.Guard your card. Protect your new card like you would your credit card. While the changes will help cut down on identity theft, thieves can still use it to get medical services.To have a better idea of when your card is coming in, you can check the rollout schedule at www.cms.gov. When you get your new card, be sure to destroy your old one. Shred it instead of tossing it in the trash. If you have a separate Medicare Advantage card, keep that because you’ll still need it for treatment.To report a Medicare scam, or any other type of scam, go to bbb.org/scamtracker. Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: The pros and cons of being an only childNext articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is there a problem at Odessa College? admin BBB: New Medicare cards on the way — watch out for these scams By admin – April 8, 2018 last_img read more

Tmunity Therapeutics Announces Expansion of T Cell Engineered Therapy Collaboration

first_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Tmunity Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company specifically designed to deliver on the bold promise to ‘uncancer the world’ by creating the best T cell medicines for solid tumor patients, today announced the expansion of its T cell engineered therapy collaboration with the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies (CCI) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Under the terms of the expanded collaboration, Tmunity receives further access and rights to certain platform and manufacturing technologies, as well as the exclusive licensing of a Penn-developed clinical stage asset, a Mesothelin CAR T-cell therapy product. Tmunity has also committed to further funding of T cell engineering research programs at Penn and will receive exclusive rights, subject to certain limitations, to products and technologies resulting from those programs. Tmunity will continue to have certain rights to intellectual property originating from the laboratories of its scientific founders at Penn including: Carl June, MD, Bruce Levine, PhD, and James Riley, PhD. “We are delighted to see the further expansion of our existing scientific and clinical partnership with Penn to bring leading edge T cell engineered medicines to patients with solid tumors. This partnership with Dr. June and the Penn CCI team further expands our access and certain rights to discoveries, clinical programs, cell engineering, and manufacturing at the cutting edge of T cell engineering, including platform technologies in the field, such as safety switches, signaling domains, payload delivery, and novel approaches for cell persistence and durability, ” said Usman ‘Oz’ Azam, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tmunity Therapeutics. “We formed Tmunity to deliver the promise of T cell medicine to patients, bringing together all the essential expertise, technology, and scientific insight to make the next great leap,” said Carl H. June, M.D., Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, and Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania. “I am tremendously proud of the progress we have accomplished to date and look forward to building on this success in the future.” Tmunity has licensed 4 clinical stage solid tumor CAR-T programs created at Penn and is supporting the further development of several more pipeline candidates through sponsored research agreements with Penn. Drs. June, Levine, Riley, and Chew are all individual equity holders in Tmunity. Penn receives sponsored research funding from Tmunity, and as inventors of some of the licensed technology, Drs. June, Levine, Riley, and Chew, along with Penn, may receive additional financial benefits under the license in the future. Penn is also an investor in the company and holds equity interests. About Tmunity Therapeutics Tmunity is a private clinical-stage biotherapeutics company focused on saving and improving lives by delivering the full potential of next-generation T-cell immunotherapy to patients with devastating diseases. Integrating a foundational collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) with the groundbreaking scientific, clinical, and manufacturing expertise, and the demonstrated track record of its founders (Carl June, MD; Bruce Levine, PhD; Yangbing Zhao, MD, PhD; Jim Riley, PhD; and Anne Chew, PhD), Tmunity represents a new center of gravity in translational T-cell medicine. Through the University of Pennsylvania, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and other collaborations, the company is developing a diversified portfolio of novel treatments that exhibit best-in-class control over T-cell activation and direction in the body, with a focus in cancer and four programs currently in clinic development. With headquarters in Philadelphia, Tmunity utilizes laboratories and production facilities at Penn and its own dedicated cGMP manufacturing facility in East Norriton, PA, to pursue process improvement and production scale-up in support of clinical development of its T-cell therapies. For more information, visit www.tmunity.com and connect with us on social media at @TmunityTx and LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005080/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Lisa Rivero, Syneos Health [email protected] 781-425-4676Investor Relations: Julie Seidel, Stern Investor Relations [email protected] 212-362-1200 KEYWORD: PENNSYLVANIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH GENETICS CLINICAL TRIALS BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL OTHER SCIENCE SCIENCE ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Tmunity Therapeutics, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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PureFacts beschleunigt Wachstum durch Einstellung eines erfahrenen Fortune 500-Managers als Chief Revenue Officer

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleBNSF Railway Announces 2020 Economic Development ResultsNext articleShaun Russell Conley Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest PureFacts beschleunigt Wachstum durch Einstellung eines erfahrenen Fortune 500-Managers als Chief Revenue Officer Wai-Ming Yu, Chief Revenue Officer, PureFacts Financial Solutionscenter_img Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Majority of Homeowners Concerned About Mortgages

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Majority of Homeowners Concerned About Mortgages March 24, 2020 880 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: mortgage According to Johns Hopkins’ Coronavirus Resource Center, 353,692 cases of Coronavirus around the world and 15,430 deaths have been reported so far, leading many Americans to worry about their finances. Among those surveyed by LendEDU, 54% of all Americans are concerned about their mortgage, and that number jumps to 96% among those that have already lost their job.“Widespread delinquency or default would have severe implications on the economy at large,” LendEDU states. “In an attempt to combat this, we have seen the Trump Administration waive further accruing interest on student loans and suspend all evictions and foreclosures until April for FHA-insured mortgages.”Additionally, of the respondents who stated that they were actively invested in the stock market, 79% stated that they have lost money. However, according to JPMorgan, stocks may be able to bounce back. According to Dubravko Lakos-Bujas, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at JPMorgan, the S&P 500 can reach 3,400 in early 2021, as long as U.S. efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak work. In a letter to clients, Lakos-Bujas wrote that he expects the S&P 500 to reach 3,400 in early 2021.“Acknowledging that equity markets globally are now down 30-50% from their recent highs, and that investor positioning has become increasingly favorable, we see an asymmetrical return profile for equities with upside significantly higher than downside over the next year,” Lakos-Bujas wrote.CNBC reports that for this scenario to play out, the U.S. government must pass a “comprehensive fiscal package promptly.”“Aggressive fiscal policy needs to be undertaken immediately,” Lakos-Bujas said, noting that failure to pass such measures “would likely result in a broader capitulation of equities including the heavyweight momentum stocks.”S&P Global Ratings believes the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have likely pushed the world economy into recession, dragging full-year GDP global growth down to just 1-1.5%. Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Majority of Homeowners Concerned About Mortgages mortgage 2020-03-24 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Possible $2.5T Stimulus Bill Brings Optimism Next: CFPB Updates Consumers on Forbearance Options The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Evolving Answers: ‘What Do Americans Want in a Home?’

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago What do Americans want in a home? COVID-19 has led to a change in the ways consumers might answer that question.Some obvious responses—space, comfort, bigger yards, simpler surroundings, lower payments—have emerged about a year into the pandemic. The latest Bank of America study gave the industry some new ideas to consider.Bank of America’s 2021 Homebuyer Insights Report showed that a vast majority of shoppers seek “vibrant and connected communities,” good neighborhoods, and improved technology in the home. Some buyer desire is a result of regularly seeing into others’ homes, virtually. In addition, during a time in which America faces economic uncertainty and, in fact, our own mortality, many appear to be revaluating bigger-picture lifestyle choices, including the importance of homeownership when it comes to building wealth.“Over the last year, people have had plenty of time at home to reassess their priorities and goals, including how their living space and surroundings fit into their lives,” said AJ Barkley, SVP, Neighborhood Lending and Retail Sales East Executive, Consumer Lending at Bank of America. “We know homeownership remains as important as ever, especially for younger generations looking for that sense of community.”It has been well established that homes nationwide are selling at record-high prices and faster than ever. While low housing inventory and low interest rates are often factors in property purchasing decisions, Bank of America’s 2021 Homebuyer Insights Report found that a sense of community and good neighbors also are key priorities for today’s homebuyer.According to the survey of 2,000 adults who currently own a home or plan to in the future, half (51%) of younger buyers,  those ages 18 to 43, and nearly one third (32%) of those ages 57 to 75 say “community” has become more important over the past year. Specifically, people want neighbors who share similar interests (73%) and are active in the community (70%).”Along with a desire for more space and smart home technology, individuals are looking for a sense of connectedness and belonging when it comes to where they live,” according to the authors of the report.Interestingly, the report shows that the desire to keep up with the Joneses, so to speak, has evolved beyond competition over who has the greenest yard or nicest car in the driveway, now that people regularly see one anothers’ homes due to stay-home recommendations.According to the Bank of America report, “the past year has also given people a peek into the homes of their coworkers, family, and friends amidst the virtual environment. Three quarters (75%) have participated in video calls, and of this group, 37% have gotten ideas for something to do in their own home. A quarter (25%) have even asked others for information on where something was purchased or how a certain renovation was done based on what they saw.”The study also looks at the financial status of the demographics most likely to purchase a home during “these uncertain times.”Says BOA, 65% of “younger” homeowners reported their financial security has remained stable compared to 51% of non-homeowners in the same age group.”It’s no surprise that 18- to 43-year-old prospective buyers are eager to swap unpredictable monthly rents with steady monthly mortgage payments,” noted BOA.About 46% of respondents in that age group said building equity is now more important than ever.They reportedly recognize that homeownership is a way to build long-term stability.“Homeownership is one of the most positive drivers of wealth creation,” shares Barkley. “That’s why we recently tripled our financial commitment to affordable homeownership solutions, which include grants to help home buyers with their down payments and closing costs, with no repayment required.”View BOA’s Bank of America’s 2021 Homebuyer Insights Report at about.bankofAmerica.com. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Evolving Answers: ‘What Do Americans Want in a Home?’ 2021-04-29 Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Share 2Save Related Articles Evolving Answers: ‘What Do Americans Want in a Home?’  Print This Post April 29, 2021 634 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Servicer Amends Payment Mistakes  Next: Q1 Home Sellers Net Profit of $70K+ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more