Naughton awarded House of Deputies medal

first_img Comments (1) Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Canticle Communications] On January 31, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings awarded the House of Deputies medal to Jim Naughton, founder and long-time editor of Episcopal Café, a blog of news, meditations, commentary and art. Jennings made the presentation at the Diocese of Washington’s annual convention in Glenn Dale, Maryland.Naughton, who founded Episcopal Café in 2007, retired as its editor in November 2014.“Over the years, one of the things that I and a lot of other faithful Episcopalians learned from Jim and Episcopal Café is that the Episcopal Church needs an independent news source,” Jennings told the convention. “Our denominational news service and other publications sponsored by various dioceses, foundations and other entities are important to our common life, but we also need a news source that isn’t beholden to the official structures of the church. Elected and appointed leaders, like me, shouldn’t be able to control the news and opinions about our beloved church that Episcopalians read and hear, and deputies, bishops and faithful Episcopalians of all callings should have a forum to debate, ask questions, and to hold our leaders and each other accountable. Independent news makes all of our leaders, all of our governing structures, and all of our ministries stronger, more accountable, and more faithful.”In accepting the award, Naughton thanked Jennings, whom he said had asked him to come to Washington’s convention without telling him why. He thanked the Café’s staff, and praised the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane, former bishop of Washington and Paul Cooney, the diocese’s canon to the ordinary. “John and Paul understood that if you want a free flow of information and an open discussion of the issues facing the church, you had to grant the people providing that information both editorial freedom and job security,” he said. “I am not sure that all of the leaders in our church understand that.”Naughton is now a partner in Canticle Communications, an independent firm that is contracted by Jennings to assist with House of Deputies communications. In retiring from the Café, Naughton cited his desire to pursue a new writing project. 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Putsegården / what! arkitektur

first_imgArchDaily Projects Photographs:  Ulf CelanderCollaborator:Göteborg MunicipalityCity:GothenburgCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ulf CelanderRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaBackground: Putsegården is the only remaining farm from the agrarian history of the region at a site populated since antiquity with a 14th-century church as one of its closest neighbours. The intention of the municipality, when they started working on a new detailed development plan, was to preserve Putsegården. The means to carry the costs of the intended restoration was to create the possibility to build a new multi-family dwelling.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderDesign: One of the greatest challenges of this project was to handle the exploitation needed to make the project financially tenable. A new approach to the assignment, where the form of the building itself became the heart of the project, proved to be the winning way, as it got the approval of both the municipality, the church and the local folklore society.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderThe addition of a new historical layer has served as both a link and a border between two existing time epoques and the form of the building has created an improved spacial configuration for the surrounding area. The poor technical status of the buildings led to a process where the buildings were stripped down, carefully documented and then rebuilt with the support of a photo documentation from the Historical museum dated back to 1948.Save this picture!Floor Plan 1The new building connects to the gable of the rebuilt barn. It starts off in a single storey scale, gradually grows alongside the neighbouring lamellar house, reaching its highest point at ten storeys where it meets the street Inägogatan and its existing tower blocks. The form of the building plays along with the surrounding topography and buildings creating outdoor spaces with great spatial qualities. A public walkway leads through the building, via a portico, creating a dramatized meeting between the city of 1950’s and the old Lundby church village.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderRoof and facade cladding consists of sheets of aluminium. Both the cladding technique and the colour scheme ”Falu Röd” – a traditional Swedish colour originating from the mines around Falun – connect to old Swedish traditions and craftsmanship. The consistency of colour and material strengthens the form of the building and its function as a space-creating figure. The form of the building har also created a wide range of apartments with unique qualities. There are apartments similar to the terraced house, those with loft qualities and those with a spectacular view in three points of the compass.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessÉcole des Ponts ParisTech Tackles the Digital Innovation Shift of the Design and Con…ArticlesPrivate Villa in Ungasan / Rafael Miranti ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Inägogatan 21, 418 74 Göteborg, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Sweden CopyApartments, Refurbishment•Gothenburg, Swedencenter_img Architects: what! arkitektur Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ulf Celander+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889518/putsegarden-what-arkitektur Clipboard 2017 Photographs Apartments “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Good.ly to donate 100% of income for 24 hours on #charitytuesday

first_img Charity URL shortening service good.ly will donate 100% of all commissions generated through its site tomorrow for 24 hours to tie in with the popularity of the #CharityTuesday activity on Twitter.#CharityTuesday is a hashtag on Twitter that was created to encourage Twitter users to recommend their favourite charity or charities to their followers on Twitter. It should only be used on Tuesdays, of course.Depending on the results, Good.ly might repeat the 100% commission days. Advertisement 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. Tagged with: Digital Trading Twitter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 June 2009 | Newscenter_img Normally Skimlinks donate 55% of all commissions generated by the shortened URLs provided by Good.ly to the selected charity or charities.Good.ly has been been developed by Skimlinks which allows online publishers to monetise their content by generating income from sales from links in their content.www.good.ly Good.ly to donate 100% of income for 24 hours on #charitytuesday  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Migrant children die at border while children everywhere die of poverty

first_imgA year ago on May 23, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent shot Claudia Patricia Gómez González, a migrant woman of Maya Mam ancestry, in the head, killing her. A week later, Honduran trans woman Roxana Hernández died in detention.On May 20 of this year, reports emerged detailing the death in detention of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez of the Maya Achi people. Within less than a month, he is the third migrant under the age of 18 to die after being detained at the border. Juan de Leon Gutierrez, a 16-year-old of the Maya Ch’orti’ people, died on April 30, and 2-year-old Wilmer Josué Ramírez-Vásquez died on May 14.December had seen two other deaths: 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin of the Maya Q’eqchi people and 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo of the Maya Chuj. On May 22, CBS reported the death of another child last September who had previously gone unreported. (tinyurl.com/yytykwqs)The anniversary of Claudia Patricia Gómez González’s killing is a reminder of the open war being waged by the U.S. government against migrants.This war is a long one that has taken many forms over the years, but when the concentration camps on the border and the family separation policies were revealed last year, they assumed a prominent place in national news.Workers and oppressed in the U.S. responded to the news by taking to the streets and fighting back. Very quickly, the government was forced to reunite the families it had separated. However, migrants are still being herded under bridges. Children are still dying in detention.Migrant children and children-to-beWhile migrant children are dying at the southern border, the alliance of neo-Fascists, evangelicals and big business known as the Republican Party have introduced or passed laws in several states that would effectively ban abortion. Some states are even attempting to pass laws that would sentence women to death for having an abortion.To justify this patriarchal attack, the right wing has given tremendous importance to the life of potential children, who might be born one day. It would stand to reason then that they should be the first to denounce the deaths of children who already exist. In practice, however, they have adopted a border policy, which was already racist to begin with, and elevated it to the level of a crime against humanity.As they intensify their assault against reproductive rights, the right wing is trying to intensify the repression of migrants and make conditions on the southern border even worse. In the White House, there is open talk of pardoning any government officials who commit crimes while acting on racist presidential orders.The logic of the U.S. government is easy to see: Migrants, even migrant children, don’t count as people, and can be treated worse than animals. To the right wing, a six-week-old fetus has a sacred right to live and matters even more than the life of the mother, but once that child is born, if it is a migrant, the only right it has is the right to die.U.S. and systematic hatred of childrenIt’s convenient for the ruling class that the children dying at the border are migrants because they can use the widespread racism in the U.S. to keep at least a portion of the working class from rebelling against this horror. But the U.S. government is guilty of abuse and death by neglect for far more than just migrant children.The U.S. is the only so-called “developed country” in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity leave. On top of that, because health care in general is prohibitively expensive, it is expensive to have a child in the first place. How is a working mother expected to take care of her child when she has to go straight back to work to pay the hospital bill?In the U.S., when a child owes money for school lunches, they might receive a number of responses. Sometimes, their food is thrown in the trash in front of their friends. Other times, they are denied hot food and have to make do with bread and jam. Very rarely are they met with kindness and understanding.If a kid can’t pay for school lunch, it’s because they come from a poor family, and as such the school meal is very often the only hot food they get. There is such an institutional hatred of children that when a restaurant owner in Rhode Island offered to pay off lunch debts, the school district refused the offer. (tinyurl.com/y6q8v4qc)Every winter, we hear stories about public schools that can’t afford to heat classrooms. The U.S. has one of the highest rates of juvenile incarceration; most of the children are accused of nonviolent crimes. Some kids don’t even make it to jails, especially if they are Black. Tamir Rice was 12 years old when he was shot and killed by a white Cleveland police officer. His killing received media attention. How many cases like his don’t make national headlines?Because racism is so deeply ingrained in U.S. institutions, the hatred of children is even worse toward those who aren’t white. For them, generations of discrimination are compounded by the continued destruction of social services.Schools in communities of color have experienced decades of militarization. Now, schools are filled with police and metal detectors — policies more fitting for a jail than an educational institution.Imperialism at home and on the borderThe immediate causes of the deaths of migrant children vary, but all share a common root: U.S. imperialism and border policy. U.S. imperialism oppresses and exploits dependent countries and leaves people with no choice but to migrate to the imperial metropolis.The exodus from Central America’s Northern Triangle — Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — results from more than a century of domination by U.S. imperialism, added to over 400 years of Spanish colonialism.Most migrants coming from Central America are Indigenous peoples. They leave because, despite being the majority in these countries, they have always suffered the most under colonialism and imperialism. There are few jobs in their communities and even fewer social services.The elites in these countries, mostly descendents of Spanish colonizers, collaborate with transnational corporations to maintain favorable conditions for foreign investment. In exchange for selling their countries to transnationals, the oligarchs are given free rein to plunder state funds.The current wave of migration can be concretely linked to the civil wars that engulfed the region in the 1980s and even more immediately to the 2009 coup d’etat in Honduras. In Guatemala, the civil war lasted almost 40 years and was the result of a coup in 1954 that overthrew the progressive government of Jacobo Arbenz. At that time, imperialism intervened to protect the interests of the United Fruit Company, a U.S. transnational. Today, imperialism is more interested in building mines and call centers, but it has yet to find a reason to be interested in the living conditions of the masses. Extreme poverty, violence and lack of opportunity all drive people north — to reclaim some portion of the wealth that has been siphoned from their home countries for centuries.When people undertake the dangerous journey north, the same imperialism that reduced their homelands to poverty meets them at the border with tear gas and concentration camps. Migrants, who are mostly Indigenous, are criminalized, and the U.S. government spends its energy trying to build a wall to keep them out.For imperialism, the peoples of the world are only worth the value it can extract from them. Transnationals scour the world for cheap labor, and when those same laborers try to enter the imperial core, they are thrown in jail so they can be exploited even more efficiently.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Students gather at the flagpole to participate in a day of prayer

first_imgFacebook Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Previous articleFWISD College Fair promotes higher learningNext articleThe Skiff: September 24, 2015 Emily Laff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Linkedin printNearly two dozen students took a break from the morning hustle Wednesday to pray publicly.More than 15 students gathered to mark the 25th annual See You At The Pole event to pray. The event was led by Chi Alpha, a Christian ministry on campus.“We have different topics like pray for our campus and pray for our city so students have something they can pray for,” said Rebecca Gonzalez, sophomore computer science and business double major who organized the event.Although the day is recognized nationally by many schools, Gonzalez was instrumental in bringing it to TCU last year.“It’s something I did in high school and it is something that I wanted to bring here to TCU where it wasn’t just Chi Alpha,” Gonzalez said. “It’s all religious organizations and anyone else who wants to come and pray.”Gonzalez said it was important to build community and come together. She said building community on campus is Chi Alpha’s main goal.Chi Alpha campus minister Andrew Youngblood  prays with TCU students.Prayer during the event included topics such as student safety, professors on campus and first-year students.Sophomore speech pathology major Barrett Ray said she participated in See You At The Pole at her high school.“It’s cool to see that it’s come to college,” Ray said. “It’s something that I think we should be doing. There’s so much going on that I think everyone needs a little bit of prayer.”Chi Alpha’s campus minister Andrew Youngblood said, “I think prayer is important in general. I think that getting together and offering a place where multiple people can come together from different areas and pray creates a special unity.”Although the See You At The Pole event catered mainly to Christian denominations, Youngblood said it’s important to pray with everyone.“The heart behind See You At The Pole is that interdenominational Christian denominations can come together and pray,” Youngblood said. “It’s predominantly Christian, but it’s open to anyone and everyone who would like to come.”Kimber Sides leads a prayer for students transitioning into campus. Twitter ReddIt Facebook + posts Twitter White supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigation TCU parking: No room on the asphalt Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event TCU tells Greeks: No Hazing Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Students gather at the flagpole for the national event, See You At The Pole. Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Emily Laff is a senior journalism major (and die-hard Broncos fan) from Denver, Colorado. When she is not out reporting she is most likely at a Krispy Kreme drive-through or in an aisle at Barnes & Noble. Linkedin Emily Laff Students react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islamlast_img read more

Djuricek’s smooth transition to TCU proves vital for soccer team’s success

first_imgDjuricek’s transition to Fort Worth from Serbia was much easier than expected Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddIt Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Previous articleFaculty Senate resolves to support students affected by DACANext articleLong road to recovery: Harvey through the eyes of FW Fire Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio Twitter What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook Twitter Linkedin printFirst-year defender Tijana Djuricek arrived in Fort Worth from Serbia in early July. She didn’t let the culture affect her though, by Aug. 18 she was starting on the backline for the TCU soccer team.“America is very different,” Djuricek said. “In Serbia, athletics and academics are separated. You can’t be a great student-athlete, you have to choose one. This option was amazing for me. You have the opportunity to get a great degree and still play Division-I athletics.”Djuricek met families from all over the world through the church in Serbia where her grandfather is a pastor.  The Americans she met gave her an idea of the U.S. lifestyle.“We also traveled a lot as a family,” Djuricek said. “[The difference in cultures] wasn’t as big of a shock as it should have been.”But American soccer, especially in Fort Worth, was not in her original plan.“I wanted to play in Europe,” Djuricek said. “A lot of my friends play in Germany, Switzerland and Denmark, so I really never considered this option.”However, an aunt encouraged Djuricek to submit a video to some U.S. universities just in case the soccer situation in Europe didn’t work out or if she wanted to have the opportunity to play soccer and go to school simultaneously.Aside from TCU, Djuricek communicated with Florida State University, UCLA, Western Kentucky University and Ohio State University.“[Coach Bell] was the last coach I spoke with,” Djuricek said. “When I spoke with him for the first time over Skype, he was very nice and kind.”Djuricek’s twin sister came to the DFW area on a mission trip in the spring and returned home with a first impression of the area.“She told me that everything is super nice and that all of the conditions are amazing,” Djuricek said.While her sister brought her impressions of the area back to Serbia, she also brought impressions of Djuricek to Fort Worth.“Tijana never visited the school, but I did meet her twin sister in late spring,” Bell said, “They’re exactly the same. It was nice to meet her through her sister.”Djuricek has started in all six of the games the team has played this season. While only attempting two shots on goal in those games, she has had a major impact on the game defensively. In the final minutes of Sunday’s match against Missouri, the Tigers were racing down the field with a good scoring chance to take the lead. As Missouri’s cross came into the box, Djuricek used her head to keep the ball out of harm’s way twice in a game that ultimately finished with a TCU double overtime victory.Tijana Djuricek keeping her head in the game. #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/lcjW3fQSni— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) September 4, 2017Djuricek was also a very influential piece in the Frogs’ first goal of the evening. In the 65th minute of Sunday’s match, the Frogs were awarded a free kick from midfield. Djuricek took the kick and landed the ball beautifully in the box, in a play that was finished by senior forward Allison Ganter.“She came right in and inserted herself in the lineup from day one,” Bell said. “My expectation is that she stays there and continues to get better and improve her game.”Coach Bell said he’s happy with Djuricek’s transition to American soccer and to TCU.“It’s been very good,” Bell said. “Her English is fantastic, she’s got a big personality, loves everybody, and is accepting of everybody’s cultures and backgrounds. It’s very easy to talk to her, so I think the team has grown to really like her a lot. She’s a very nice addition, not only to our program but to TCU as a whole.”Her backline partner, senior Ryan Williams, said Djuricek is vital to this team and is incredibly important in the team’s early success this season.“She is very solid,” Williams said. “I play right next to her, so she’s been a huge help after losing our starting center back of four years. Her transition has been very good. Coming from Serbia, she’s had to learn a few more soccer terms, but from playing next to her, I think she’s adapted very well.”Djuricek said Williams has been a mentor and friend; someone she leans on and trusts. Williams reciprocates the feelings.“I definitely feel like she’s comfortable asking me questions since I’m right there,” Williams said. “I feel like I’ve helped her a lot with learning the soccer terms and just overall communication on the field.”Djuricek said she has grown greatly as a soccer player since her arrival in Fort Worth, thanks in part to Williams.“I’ve never played soccer with this kind of formations and tactics,” Djuricek said. “I’ve learned to be much more aggressive because that’s how you have to play here.”The third and final member of the starting backline is first-year Ariana Owens. In the first six games of the season, the Frogs have allowed only four goals because of the physical defense the backline.“I didn’t expect it to be this good at this point of the season,” Bell said. “The two freshmen have adjusted rather quickly.”Each player in the backline brings a unique quality that is crucial to the team’s success. In Bell’s perspective, Djuricek’s personality and high soccer IQ are great additions to the team.“Her personality is very different from everyone else, which is really cool to see,” Bell said. “From a soccer perspective, she’s able to play different types of balls and textures out of the back and help us keep possession and play an attractive brand of soccer that we want to play.”Djuricek focused more on her experience when discussing what unique quality she brings to the table.“What’s unique about me is my experience with the Serbian national team,” Djuricek said. “I was the captain of the U-17 and U-19 teams, and I can definitely use that for good and use it to help our team to be more successful.”Djuricek and the Frogs will return to Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium and finish their three-game homestand Friday at 7:00 p.m. against Northeastern. The first 250 students in attendance will receive free American flag “Frog Side Strong Side” t-shirts. 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Environment Minister orders council to abandon new windfarm regulations

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – October 9, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp News Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleMcHugh & Bonner will not be going for Donegal jobNext articleGAA Programme catch up – listen back to Wednesday’s show News Highland Environment Minister Alan Kelly has issued a directive overturning a decision by Donegal County Council to impose new conditions on wind-farm developments.At the end of June, members voted to vary the County Development Plan in favour of restricting windfarms.They voted 18-11, to create a set back distance ten times the tip height of the turbines from residential properties and other population centres. Measures to protect the pearl mussel were also included in the development plan.Another consultation on the minister’s observations took place in August, and he has now issued a detailed directive overturning the Councils decision.The Glenties Windfarm Information Group will meet in the coming days to assess the directive and consider whether or not a court challenge would be viable.Spokesperson Ernan O’Donnell says it appears Minister Kelly is more interested in pursuing national guidelines than in respecting the wishes of the people of Donegal…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/gwigministerresponse.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Environment Minister orders council to abandon new windfarm regulations Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

At least 3 dead in Pittsburgh drug-overdose horror

first_imgIStock/MattGush(PITTSBURGH) — At least three people, all wearing orange wristbands, died from drug overdoses early Sunday and four others were hospitalized after police responded to a medical emergency at an apartment complex in Pittsburgh, officials said.Police and paramedics were called to the Southside Works City Apartments around 2 a.m. and discovered seven people in medical distress, including two who were unresponsive, police said. All of the victims were wearing orange wristbands apparently connected a venue they had been to Saturday night, police said.“The victims — including three people who died and four who remain hospitalized — appear to have been at the same venue together, and then to have gone to a second location at a private residence where they apparently overdosed on drugs,” the Pittsburgh Police Department said in a statement. “The victims all took the narcotics at the same time and in the same location.”Police did not immediately say what kind of drugs the victims overdosed on, but expressed concern about a “tainted, potentially deadly batch of drugs in the community.”One man was found passed out in the street outside the apartment building and later died, police said at a news conference. Another victim was found unresponsive in an elevator, according to authorities.When police officers went inside the apartment where the drugs were allegedly taken, they found five other people in need of medical assistance, authorities said.The five people found inside the apartment were taken to a hospital with conditions ranging from serious to critical, officials said.“To be clear, this was not a case of a tainted drug being passed around or distributed in large volume at a large venue which could have affected even more people,” the police statement reads. “It appears to have been isolated to a single location.”Police said they identified multiple venues, including concerts, where orange wristbands were distributed but did not name the venue where the victims were before they overdosed.As a precaution, air tests in the apartment and throughout the complex were conducted and came back negative, authorities said.Police said no drug paraphernalia was found inside the building. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Korean lender sues for $40M over Ceruzzi condo mezz loan

first_img Tags Centrale at 138 East 50th Street and Ceruzzi president Arthur Hooper (The Centrale NYC, Hooper via Sasha Maslov/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)When South Korea’s Meritz Securities put together a $350 million inventory loan for a Ceruzzi Properties condo tower last February, it seemed the company’s appetite for risk was growing.The pandemic, which hit New York City a few weeks later, has certainly put risk appetites to the test. For the loan on the Centrale, in Midtown East, caution might have been warranted: A lawsuit alleges the $110 million mezzanine portion is in default.The state-owned Industrial Bank of Korea, acting as trustee for the investment trust backing the debt, is seeking $40 million in damages.According to a suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Ceruzzi missed a $2.35 million interest payment in November. Following an acceleration and with default interest, IBK says the total amount owed is now more than $86 million, of which up to $40 million is subject to a payment guarantee.ADVERTISEMENT“To date, no payment has been received and the full balance remains outstanding,” IBK’s lawyers wrote when the suit was filed in late January.The guarantors of the debt, including executors of Lou Ceruzzi’s estate, downplayed the suit, issuing a statement calling it “a technical matter filed by the lender to preserve its rights as sales were slowed during 2020 due to the pandemic”. The property owner is not involved in the litigation, they noted.“Recently, we have seen strong demand at the property, improved pricing and many units going under contract and closing,” the statement continued. “The company expects the suit will be resolved in the near future and for project sales to continue to rebound.”IBK’s motion for summary judgment is set to be heard on April 9. Counsel for the lender did not respond to a request for comment.Read moreCeruzzi Properties secures $350M to refi Midtown East towerNov 2018 mag: Ceruzzi Properties readjusts strategy after loss of CEOThe reinvention artist: How Lou Ceruzzi catapulted into the Manhattan condo game Full Name* Email Address* Ceruzzi PropertiescondosForeign InvestmentReal Estate Finance Share via Shortlink The 72-story, 124-unit luxury condo tower, at 138 East 50th Street between Lexington and Third avenues, was completed in 2019 with a $300 million construction loan from Madison Realty Capital. A duplex penthouse at the property hit the market with an asking price of $40 million that April.When Ceruzzi closed on the inventory loan last year, it had “put 20 units into hard contract already,” according to a press release.According to property records, 22 sales totaling $47.5 million have been recorded: six for $17.7 million in May, 11 for $18.6 million over the remainder of 2020, and five for $11.2 million this year.The projected sellout for the tower is $525 million, an average of $4.2 million per unit, suggesting that the vast majority of sales so far have been for lower-priced units.Contact Kevin Sun Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more

USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk

first_img USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Bush View post tag: Navy July 17, 2013 View post tag: George View post tag: Returns View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to its homeport of Norfolk after a successful completion of yet another historic underway, July 16.During the underway, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) made its first carrier-based arrested landing on board the ship’s flight deck.“I am extremely pleased about how this underway went,” said Capt. Andrew J. Loiselle, CVN 77’s commanding officer. “This ship met all objectives and did everything asked of them and the distinguished visitors for the UCAS-D were handled with unbelievable precision.”This monumental event happened just two months after the UCAS-D’s successful carrier-based catapult and touch-and-go operations on board CVN 77’s flight deck.“Seeing the UCAS-D accomplish all these historic things was exciting and a key stepping stone to our military’s future,” said Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Williams. “It was pretty cool to be on the ship during this and part of our nation’s history.”Also during the weeklong underway, the ship completed three general quarters drills, including one chemical, biological, radiological attack drill and Sailors were given the opportunity to take part in the American Diversity Heritage Observance Committee (ADHOC) celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month.“I think it is important for us to understand a little bit about where everyone comes from and a little bit about their background,” said Lt. Lisseth Calvio, the ship’s ADHOC chair. “I think being able to learn about that can really help us to become a better and stronger crew.”USS George H.W. Bush is in port conducting training operations in preparation for the upcoming Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Phase.[mappress]Press Release, July 17, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: H.W. Training & Education View post tag: Norfolklast_img read more