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Rev. John Floberg to receive honorary degree at Bexley Seabury…

first_img 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. John Floberg, a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, will be one of three guest faculty at Bexley Seabury Seminary’s Convocation 2017, where he is scheduled to receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem People, Theological Education Floberg is supervising priest for three Episcopal congregations at Standing Rock Sioux Nation and canon missioner for the Diocese of North Dakota. He has played a prominent role in the demonstrations in support of the Standing Rock Sioux in opposition to part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rev. John Floberg to receive honorary degree at Bexley Seabury convocation In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bexley Seabury alums, faculty, staff and supporters will gather April 26 in Chicago, Illinois, to learn from and be inspired by Floberg, the Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart and Kenji Kuramitsu. The three will share their experiences working to reform the criminal justice system, to preserve human life and the environment and to replace racial, ethnic and gender privilege with equality for all. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Apr 20, 2017 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Kuramitsu is a writer and Master of Divinity student at Chicago’s McCormick Theological Seminary who serves on the national board of directors of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Reformation Project.The convocation kicks off at 2 p.m. April 26 with a forum led by Bexley Seabury President Roger Ferlo. Full information on the convocation can be found at bexleyseabury.edu/2017-convocation. Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Fisher-Stewart is associate rector at Calvary Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., founder of the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice and a former captain with the District’s Metropolitan Police Department. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

House in Kitakarasuyama / Mizuishi Architect Atelier

first_imgArchitects: Mizuishi Architect Atelier Area Area of this architecture project Projects House in Kitakarasuyama / Mizuishi Architect AtelierSave this projectSaveHouse in Kitakarasuyama / Mizuishi Architect Atelier Year:  Contractor: CopyHouses•Setagaya, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/483119/house-in-kitakarasuyama-mizuishi-architect-atelier Clipboard “COPY” House in Kitakarasuyama / Mizuishi Architect Atelier “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  91 m² Area:  91 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hiroshi Tanigawa+ 31 Sharecenter_img Houses Year:  Structural Engineer:Kentaro NagasakaLighting Designer:Tatsuoki NakajimaSite Area:78.09m2Architect In Charge:Kota MizuishiCity:SetagayaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroshi Tanigawa Save this picture!BasementThis is a small house built in the corner plot that is before coming to a dead end. Residents are husband and wife and two young boys. It is the location of the favorable conditions facing the roads in south and east. But because the neighborhood residents come and go , it was a challenge how to take the outside and how to open the inside, even while making living areas calm.Save this picture!© Hiroshi TanigawaThe building is 5.58m square and have a three-layer structure including a lower ground floor.Each floor is divided into loosely by Wooden gate frames that is crossing in cruciate, and thereby makes the recessed “IN space” of the northwest and the opening-like “OUT space” of the southeast.Save this picture!© Hiroshi Tanigawa“IN space” is 3.6m square in each floor, is protected and functional place.In particular, big bathroom (in the small house) of the middle floor characterizes this house. Save this picture!© Hiroshi Tanigawa”OUT space” is a place that takes in the external elements by the window of the big and small.It is assumed the usage of non-limiting and fluid, amd the space create another corner plot in the house by enclosing in L-form facing the two roads. ”OUT space” are inner eavas space and environmental buffer zone for “IN space” Save this picture!SectionIn addition, four sliding doors run on the crossing gate frame. They change the relationship of IN / OUT space by separating or connecting each other by how it is used and change of seasons. That sliding doors of each floor is, BF : non-clear , 1F : semi-clear , 2F : clear. And Because their size is unified, you can set up them to anywhere in BF or 1F or 2F.By crossing gate boundary exists symbolically, there are ambiguous spaces and some outside-like places in the house,and let those relationships mix more. It became the house which could find various places to stay and possibillity in this small cube.Project gallerySee allShow lessReviewing ‘Urban Hopes’: A Look at Steven Holl’s Latest in ChinaArticlesAD Classics: Kubuswoningen / Piet BlomArchitecture Classics Share 2013 Photographs Japan photographs:  Hiroshi TanigawaPhotographs:  Hiroshi Tanigawa 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/483119/house-in-kitakarasuyama-mizuishi-architect-atelier Clipboard Show-Yo CopyAbout this officeMizuishi Architect AtelierOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSetagayaHousesJapanPublished on March 06, 2014Cite: “House in Kitakarasuyama / Mizuishi Architect Atelier” 06 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

La cultura de la intoxicación y la clase trabajadora

first_imgLa cultura de la intoxicación está formada por las señales y fuerzas sociales que empujan a los trabajadores y a los oprimidos a consumir drogas o alcohol. Toda nuestra sociedad -la sociedad estadounidense- se ha ahogado en esta intoxicación. Ya sea cis o trans, heterosexual o queer, todo el mundo se ve afectado por las fuerzas abrumadoras que nos empujan a usar y abusar de las drogas y el alcohol.El Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual de Cuba (CENESEX), fundado en 1988, basado en un paradigma socialista y emancipador, reconoce el derecho a la sexualidad como inalienable. Credit: GranmaLa burguesía depende de que la gente ahogue sus problemas en sustancias para evitar llegar a la conclusión de que sus problemas son el resultado de la burguesía.Esto es especialmente cierto en la comunidad queer, donde las personas queer tienen de 2 a 4 veces más probabilidades de usar y abusar de sustancias que sus homólogos heterosexuales y cisgénero. Esto sucede debido a las opresiones anti-queer y anti-trans. (tinyurl.com/3h6rpryt)La incidencia del abuso de drogas y alcohol aumenta en las personas que han sufrido acoso o incidentes violentos anti-queer y anti-trans. Por ejemplo, las personas que han sufrido abusos verbales antitrans en las escuelas tenían un 35% más de probabilidades de abusar de sustancias, y las que sufrieron abusos físicos tenían un 40% más de probabilidades.La opresión de las personas queer y trans es un factor directo detrás del abuso de drogas en las comunidades queer. Pero las empresas siguen alimentando nuestro abuso de sustancias legales como los productos alcohólicos. Casi todos los grandes eventos del Orgullo en Estados Unidos están patrocinados por empresas de alcohol. A pesar de que los actos del Orgullo de junio deberían ser acogedores para todo el mundo -incluidos los sobrios y los menores de edad-, las empresas que abusan de las sustancias siguen utilizando el Orgullo como un truco de marketing.Las campañas publicitarias de las empresas se aprovechan a sabiendas y son extremadamente destructivas para nuestra comunidad. Sin embargo, pocas organizaciones y eventos de la corriente queer denuncian esta publicidad, pensando que los dólares de las empresas garantizan la supervivencia.El capitalismo arco iris alimenta la cultura de la intoxicaciónNo es de extrañar que las empresas hayan empezado a renombrarse como “diversas e inclusivas” y a enfatizar que sus productos “son para todos”. Esto se hace para seguir siendo competitivos a la hora de atraer al mayor número de compradores para sus productos en la carrera capitalista del perro come-perro de la obtención de beneficios para las corporaciones y los jefes.Las empresas han desarrollado un aluvión de anuncios de alcohol dirigidos a la población LGBTQ+. Hay botellas de licor de arco iris, vasos de chupito de arco iris, anuncios de cerveza con parejas de homosexuales… y todo eso.Esta campaña se intensifica durante el mes del orgullo. En las grandes ciudades, no podrás asistir a un evento importante del Orgullo sin ver anuncios de Bud Light, Absolut u otra compañía de alcohol. En Boston y Chicago, Bud Light es uno de los principales patrocinadores del Orgullo.En ciudades más pequeñas, es más común asistir a los festivales del Orgullo y encontrarse con camiones de licores, carpas de cerveza y otros anuncios de alcohol. En algunos lugares, hay muchas fiestas del Orgullo que duran toda la noche con cantidades aparentemente interminables de alcohol, así como de drogas ilícitas. Muchos de estos eventos acaban con personas que sufren intoxicación etílica u otros efectos secundarios peligrosos del consumo excesivo de alcohol.No se puede negar que la embestida publicitaria pone la tentación justo en la cara de muchas personas LGBTQ+ de clase trabajadora que sufren de “estrés de minoría”, es decir, la lucha diaria de ser discriminado y oprimido.Existe una correlación directa entre el estrés de la opresión de las personas LGBTQ+ a causa de la discriminación y la deshumanización -así como la falta de recursos para las personas LGBTQ+- y la tendencia a automedicarse mediante el consumo de alcohol y drogas.Las empresas de bebidas alcohólicas entienden esto y se benefician de la opresión de las personas LGBTQ+, perpetuando la cultura de la intoxicación, creando más problemas de abuso de sustancias en la población LGBTQ+ y embolsándose más dinero. La búsqueda implacable de beneficios por parte de las empresas contribuye directamente al sufrimiento continuado de un grupo oprimido.El consumo de drogas duras se dispara en la población LGBTQ+No sólo el alcohol y el alcoholismo son un problema creciente para las personas queer/trans, las drogas duras como la metanfetamina se han convertido en una epidemia de abuso. Estadísticamente, los hombres homosexuales tienen cuatro veces más probabilidades de probar la metanfetamina que los heterosexuales.Las tasas de adicción en general son alarmantemente altas en la comunidad LGBTQ+, debido al gran peso de la opresión diaria que nos asfixia a todos.Muchas personas queer/trans entran en una espiral de escapismo inducido por las drogas, que libera temporalmente a las personas del miedo y la ansiedad de ser juzgadas o maltratadas por una sociedad violenta y heteronormativa.Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades han documentado que el consumo de drogas y alcohol conduce estadísticamente a tasas más altas de VIH/SIDA y otras ETS, alimentando la actual epidemia de VIH/SIDA en la comunidad LGBTQ+. Aunque la epidemia no está tan extendida como hace 35 años, esta enfermedad mortal sigue haciendo estragos en las comunidades y personas oprimidas, sobre todo en las mujeres.Sobriedad y socialismoLa conexión entre la cultura de la intoxicación y la muerte es un círculo vicioso que el capitalismo perpetúa mediante el ataque directo y la cooptación. Por desgracia, esa cooptación está presente en el Orgullo.Frente a este conflicto permanente, algunos festivales del Orgullo han recurrido al Orgullo sobrio. Esto puede incluir que no se permita ni se venda ningún tipo de alcohol en el recinto, junto con personal de reducción de daños en el lugar, que tiene Narcan para tratar las sobredosis de drogas y proporcionar recursos sobre la sobriedad y el uso seguro de drogas.Estos eventos del Orgullo y otros eventos LGBTQ+ similares están siendo liderados por una nueva ola de socialistas queer/trans comprometidos con la construcción de una revolución socialista dirigida por personas queer, trans y basada en el cuidado y la solidaridad de la comunidad.Estos socialistas LGBTQ+ se han dado cuenta de que el capitalismo no traerá la liberación ni la solución a ningún problema, sino que sólo alimentará más caos, más cultura de la intoxicación y dejará más gente oprimida y trabajadores muertos a su paso.Saben que será el socialismo el que dé el golpe de gracia a la cultura de la intoxicación.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Six journalists arrested in 24 hours

first_img Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of arrests of dissidents, on 27 September 2007, ahead of a planned demonstration in front of the justice ministry in support of political prisoners. Four journalists were among those arrested. News CubaAmericas Organisation News September 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six journalists arrested in 24 hours Reporters Without Borders today condemned a wave of arrests of dissidents and journalists yesterday as a peaceful protest in support of political prisoners was being prepared in front of the justice ministry in Havana. Six journalists among the 30 or so people arrested were released after 24 hours, which was welcomed by the worldwide press freedom organisation. They were freelance Idania Yanes Contreras, Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez, correspondent for the websites Payolibre and Nueva Prensa Cubana and also Radio Martí, Alvaro Yero Felipe and Belinda Salas Tapanes, de la Agencia Libre Asociada (ALAS), and Yoel Espinosa Medrano and Félix Reyes Gutiérrez, of the independent news agency Cubanacán Press, founded by Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, winner of the 2006 Reporters Without Borders Cyber-Freedoms Prize. “Some of the arrested dissidents were immediately released, but this crackdown is a reminder of the ‘black spring’ of March 2003,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While all eyes were on the start of the war in Iraq, the Cuban government ordered a round-up of 90 dissidents, 75 of them (including 20 journalists) still in prison.” “Is the regime in Havana competing with the one in Rangoon, where a military crackdown has been going on for several days which is holding the attention of the international community?” it asked; noting that Cuba has 250 people in prison for political reasons. Marta Beatriz Roque, president of the dissident Assembly for the Promotion of Civil Society, and six other people tried yesterday to hand over a letter about the plight of political prisoners to justice minister Maria Esther Reus at the ministry in the Vedado district of the capital. The dissident leader said the protestors would stay outside the ministry until they got a response. State security police then arrested Roque and her companions and bundled them into a bus to return them to their homes. Laura Pollán Toledo, wife of Hector Maseda Gutiérrez, co-founder of the agency Grupo de Trabajo Decoro, imprisoned since March 2003, was among those arrested. Agence France-Presse reported that people who had decided to join the demonstration in front of the ministry, both in Havana and in the central province of Santa Clara, where Cubanacán Press is based, were also picked up. Guerra Pérez was arrested in similar circumstances on 13 July 2005, just before a dissident demonstration. He was imprisoned for 19 months without trial, regularly beaten by guards and several times needed hospital treatment. He was sentenced on 27 February this year (see press release) to 22 months in prison for “”disturbing public order” and released on 9 May (see press release). CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts October 15, 2020 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Follow the news on Cuba Help by sharing this information News News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 12, 2018 Find out more RSF_en RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagolast_img read more

Art Center’s Military Veterans, Supported by Scholarship, Transition to New Careers

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Subscribe Make a comment Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Can’t Sleep, watercolor on paper, by Joshua Moreno: “This series is a journalistic approach to PTSD in soldiers. These are a few of my brothers who allowed me to illustrate their deepest nightmares.”Military veterans who come to Art Center to begin new careers in art and design are, by nearly every account, among the College’s most dedicated, disciplined and tenacious students. In honor of Veterans Day, we reached out to three recent recipients of the Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship Initiative, a program which aims to help students restart their education at private colleges and universities in California and assimilate back to their civilian lives. We asked each of them to describe the transition from the military to Art Center and to offer advice to other veterans thinking of doing the same.Here’s what they had to say.Joshua MorenoMajor: IllustrationService: U.S. Army, cavalry scoutIn 2002, I was walking home because I had no money to take the Metro, and I passed by an Army recruitment office on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. I walked in and asked what the hardest job was. The sergeant there replied, “Cavalry scout.” I said I would take it.I served two tours of combat in Iraq, including 12 months in the slums of Baghdad and 15 months in Tal Afar and Ramadi. I worked first as a driver, then as a gunner. As part of a Personal Security Detachment, my job was simple: protect the high-ranking officials. I was injured by a car bomb, but was able to walk away with minor injuries. There were rough times, but I had my brothers there to help me and motivate me. At the end of my second tour, the Army offered me incentives to stay: a generous financial package, the duty station of choice and sniper training. However, I knew I needed more from my life.The road to Art Center was long and bumpy, but I am now a student here. I will be the first person in my family to earn a college degree. One of the most important reasons I’m here is to show my 16-month-old girl that no matter what life throws at you, if you want it badly enough and are willing to put your blood, sweat and tears into it, anything is possible.My artistic inspiration comes from my family, but also from my career as a soldier. Some of my design work focuses on PTSD and war, but I also want to get into children’s books and graphic novels. In addition to the work I do for my classes, I do creative work on the side, because I believe you should take what you learn and apply it outside of class. That takes hard work and being motivated. Every soldier wants and needs a mission, and Art Center is the mission right now. For any veteran who wants to come to Art Center, it’s no joke. It’s a tough road. Just remember what you learned in training, because it applies here.Koreatown-Los Angeles, CA. 2014, Nelson Park (Digital/Long exposure).Nelson ParkMajor: PhotographyService: U.S. Air Force, senior airmanMy job with the U.S. Air Force Security Forces (aka The Defenders) was to make sure that our base and all air force assets were safe from harm. My fellow airmen and I were tasked with conducting law enforcement on base, flight line security and even nuclear weapons safeguarding—anything that had to do with the security of our bases at home station and down-range in the warzone.It’s been almost a year since I completed my service in the military. The rough times far away overseas made home absolute paradise to me, and the fact that I’m able to wake up at home here in Los Angeles still comes as a blessing to me. As a result, much of my work now revolves around the everyday things I see here in Los Angeles. A lot of it is street and lifestyle photography.I joined the armed services in part for the college benefits that would help me afford an Art Center education. I’ve already learned a lot of things at Art Center that have enabled me to do some commercial work outside of school. Now that I’m here, it’s as if someone has given me keys to access the world’s finest goods. I’m making sure that every second counts.In the military, there is absolutely no room for error. If one fails, we all fail. The same idea is something I’ve noticed at Art Center. Like in the military, you are putting your faith in people (staff and instructors) who know what they are doing and trusting that they can lead you down the best path. For example, when an instructor tells you he doesn’t accept late work, he’s saying it for a reason. Because he knows that in the real world, if you don’t get something in on time, you’re done.For any fellow veterans out there—when you decide to come to Art Center, you’ve got a brother at your aid.Mazda Miata concept by Eric SunEric SunEric SunMajor: TransportationService: U.S. Air Force, senior airmanI originally joined the armed forces in order to be able to pay for school. I served as a HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chief, which involved maintenance and minor and overhaul inspections, as well as getting the aircraft prepped for flight and marshalling on the flight line. The most satisfying thing about my experience in the military was being able to assist with Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. I got to be a part of a lot of people’s lives while gaining benefits like school aid from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which paved my way for getting to Art Center.My design inspiration comes from many different places, but the things that intrigue me the most are the design of spacecraft, aircraft and other mechanics in the entertainment industry.I think there are many similarities between Art Center and the Armed Forces. Both require learning a specific skill set that you are expected to execute at your best potential. Both require discipline and sacrifice. At Art Center you have to give up certain freedoms, just like you have to in the military. Art Center is like a boot camp to prepare us for the field.I encourage veterans out there to consider Art Center. Although at times very stressful and difficult, it comes with a reward similar to that of a mission.To learn more about how to contribute to scholarships at Art Center, including scholarships that benefit veterans, contact Emily Laskin at [email protected] EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education Art Center’s Military Veterans, Supported by Scholarship, Transition to New Careers By MIKE PADILLA Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 | 12:23 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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The City of Odessa paid $30,000 to settle Larry Long case

first_imgHome Local News Government The City of Odessa paid $30,000 to settle Larry Long case Twitter Previous articleOdessa police arrest suspect in Bealls burglary investigationNext articleFourth arrest made in drive-by shooting admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest The City of Odessa paid $30,000 to a legal assistant who accused former City Attorney Larry Long of sexual harassment, documents that the city fought for months to keep from the public show.The city admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement but agreed to the payment for “emotional distress.” The city promised to pay for annual training for all employees including management to prevent further sexual harassment. The settlement also included an agreement to keep details of the case confidential, while promising that the legal assistant would not face retaliation and that she wouldn’t sue.Notably, the settlement payment finalized in late November fell below the $50,000 threshold that would have required City Council approval during a public meeting. The City Council never disciplined Long, against the recommendations of the city’s own human resources department that corroborated the legal assistant’s account.The legal assistant, whose name the OA is withholding, had complained in July 2017 that Long sexually harassed her in ways such as touching her hair against her will and staring at her.HR investigators produced a report less than two weeks later that also pointed to behavior by Long such as sitting too close to her and calling his employees pet names while also noting that the behavior was similar to another sexual harassment case a decade ago that resulted in an unpaid suspension for Long.But two City Council members who sit on the personnel committee — District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff and District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales — had dismissed the HR findings, which remaining council members said they did not see for months. Ultimately, the City Council allowed Long to resign and work through February in part so he could receive better retirement benefits.After Long announced his resignation in November, the City of Odessa projected paying about another $10,800 toward his retirement benefits before his departure. Long’s salary, after the City Council awarded him a 3 percent raise that month, was about $201,500.Long’s last day was Feb. 28, following a retirement party the week prior in the City Council chambers that records show cost about $200. He had denied the allegations and repeatedly declined to discuss them with reporters.Other records released Wednesday showed that in the weeks after the legal assistant filed the complaint, she expressed her concern to the city’s HR Director Bonita Hall.“I just wanted to follow up with what is going on in regards to any disciplinary action,” the legal assistant wrote Aug. 2. “We have discussed moving me elsewhere, but I feel that just moving me doesn’t remedy the problem. I feel that would only be punishing me. Please let me know if there will be any disciplinary action against Larry.”Hall, who would resign in November, wrote that HR, the city manager and the City Council did not mean to punish her, while noting that it would fall to the council’s personnel committee to make a decision on the complaint.On Sept. 12, the City Council met behind closed doors about Long. But they took no action. The same night, three council members formed a majority to fire then-City Manager Richard Morton.Days later, the legal assistant said she wanted the move.“I am not comfortable sitting where I am currently at. I would like to be moved away from Larry’s office,” the legal assistant wrote to Hall on Sept. 18.She was moved to another city building.“For no action to be taken means for me as an employee that they did not take me seriously,” the legal assistant told an OA reporter who contacted her in October, before the settlement. “Somebody much higher than I am can do whatever they feel like doing, and they probably won’t get in trouble.”She also said she worried that if she had not complained, someone else could be harassed.“I can’t quit my job knowing that it might,” she said.Later, she filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which led to the settlement.The OA filed a request for the settlement on Jan. 2 under the Texas Public Information Act. Documents later released showed someone else had requested the information too.But an outside attorney for the city, Cal Hendrick, fought to withhold them and argued that releasing the records “would be a violation of federal law” because of a confidentiality agreement between the city and the legal assistant as part of the resolution to the complaint she filed with the EEOC.Indeed the settlement prevents the legal assistant from talking about the case.But open government experts said that any payment of public funds that were part of a settlement represented clearly public information that the city should not be able keep secret.And the AG’s office ultimately agreed, finding that “a governmental body cannot, through an agreement or contract, overrule or repeal provisions of the” Texas Public Information Act. The act specifically refers to “a settlement agreement to which a governmental body is a party” as one of the categories of public information.The AG’s office released an opinion March 6. But the city still didn’t release the information for more than a week.New Interim City Attorney Gary Landers said Wednesday that from now on, the city would handle public information requests. That includes another request for records about another complaint against Long that Hendrick also fought to withhold on behalf of the city.It’s unclear when those records will be released as the AG’s office reviews the city’s request made through Hendrick to withhold them. But they relate to another complaint filed by a senior city assistant attorney who alleged pay discrimination based on his gender.That complaint was filed about three months ago, and city leaders say the investigation remains ongoing.By Jan. 16, the city disclosed it had paid $23,300 for Hendrick’s work related to the sexual harassment complaint.In the 2007 sexual harassment case involving Long, the cost of the investigation and attorney’s fees amounted to nearly $35,000 total.PREVIOUS VERSION: The City of Odessa paid $30,000 to settle the sexual harassment case against former City Attorney Larry Long. The city finally released the total amount paid to the woman after fighting a Freedom of Information request from the Odessa American and waiting a week after the state attorney general ruled the information should be released. Check back later for more information. 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Doane University Chooses Aruba ESP to Enable Hybrid Learning

first_img Facebook Facebook Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Doane University Chooses Aruba ESP to Enable Hybrid Learning Twittercenter_img Twitter TAGS  SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced that, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Doane University in Crete, Nebraska, deployed an Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform) network to bring remote and hybrid education to its 2,500 students and equip its 500 faculty and staff with the tools they need to deliver it. Using Aruba wireless, switching, security, and management solutions, Doane quickly deployed a reliable and secure network to address student and faculty needs and to begin planning for a post-pandemic learning environment. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005321/en/ Doane University relies on its Aruba ESP network to bring seamless wireless experiences and enable remote and hybrid learning for its 2,500 students. (Photo: Done University) Founded in 1872, Doane is Nebraska’s oldest private college and is designated as a “Top National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News and World Report. The University’s main campus is comprised of 21 buildings including six residence halls that house 800 students. Doane also operates two satellite campuses located in Lincoln and Omaha. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it escalated Doane’s need for a reliable and secure network. Students were having problems connecting to their courses from home or their dorms and were being dropped from their Zoom sessions. The IT team was faced with either upgrading their existing Cisco network or replacing it with a more innovative solution that could support the University’s long-term vision as well as its immediate needs. “My goal has always been to make sure that the only thing that is challenging for our students is their coursework,” said Doane University CIO, Derek Bierman. “It’s important for us to think strategically about all of the technology we’re using to provide a fantastic learning experience for our students and build a network for where the University wants to be, not where we are now.” While Doane’s IT team considered using Cisco for a refresh, the high cost, coupled with the requirement for a future-ready solution that supports their vision, drove them to look for alternatives. In addition, as the pandemic lingered, the uncertainty surrounding the percentage of time students would spend in classrooms versus remote learning underscored the need for a foundation that could better address a hybrid learning model. Working with partner DataVizion, Doane moved to an Aruba ESP network including Aruba Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs), CX Series switches, with Aruba Central providing unified cloud-based management. The first phase of the deployment across Doane’s residence halls was completed in less than six weeks. Phase two, which includes connecting the rest of the buildings on campus and deploying ClearPass to unify wired and wireless NAC, is underway. Unified Management Saves Time, Simplifies Tasks for IT One of the primary reasons Doane chose Aruba ESP was its unified wired and wireless management. Doane’s Director of IT, Ryan Dorshorst noted, “We wouldn’t want to put all of our APs in the cloud and manage them with one system, then have to troubleshoot our switches on another platform. Being able to manage everything from a single pane of glass using Aruba Central saves us valuable time and resources.” Dorshorst also found that Central allows the team to monitor and manage the network from anywhere without a VPN connection. For example, on the nights when students are moving into their residence halls, he can oversee the network remotely from his phone. Central also enables him to run reports on specific traffic – such as that emanating only from student devices – and provides templates for easy configuration changes, resulting in time and cost savings for the IT team. Dorshorst is also excited about the potential to use contextual data from Central to identify at-risk students so that Doane can develop programming to assist them and further enhance their educational experience. With some of the proximity tracing capabilities inherent in Central, for example, a professor could identify an absent student and check in to make sure the student is well, can obtain notes and assignments from the missed class, and can stay on track. Student Devices and IoT Can Connect Securely and Reliably Another key benefit of Doane’s Aruba ESP network is the ability to reliably and securely connect the wide variety of devices students are bringing to campus including Sonos speakers, Amazon Alexa devices, gaming devices and printers, and the usual laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Said Dorshorst, “The Aruba network is delivering the reliability we lacked previously in the residence halls. I’m not getting complaints that students are having trouble getting their mobile devices connected or dropping from Zoom calls anymore.” As Doane enters its second semester, it will be conducting COVID-19 testing for students, allowing those with negative results to return to classrooms, but continuing to enable others to learn remotely. Dorshorst said the network is critical to building this hybrid environment, giving students a seamless experience whether they are back in the classroom or in their dorm. In addition, Dorshorst says that Doane will add IoT devices as the new network is fully implemented. The University’s facilities department already has the entire HVAC system connected via the wired network, but Dorshorst noted that it will be easier to add IoT devices wirelessly moving forward, particularly since the Aruba APs have built-in Bluetooth and Zigbee to simplify IoT deployment and management. “We already have an engineering professor looking at adding sensors for air quality or water detection to reduce Doane’s insurance costs, as one example,” he said. “But we envision many different kinds of wireless IoT devices will now be able to connect easily and securely.” Aruba ESP Lays the Foundation for New Campus Experiences Moving forward, Doane plans to address more areas of its campus and improve student experiences throughout the university with its Aruba ESP network. Dorshorst says the IT team is evaluating Aruba’s User Experience Insight (UXI) sensors to deliver network insights that ease the troubleshooting and resolution of issues before they arise. Furthermore, the IT team plans to expand wireless coverage to the University’s athletic facilities where the legacy APs currently fail once a certain number of devices are attached. “We’re excited to deploy Aruba in the outdoor football stadium and indoor track complex, so we can finally deliver reliable and high-performing Wi-Fi. And we know that we’ll be able to look at more advanced capabilities in the future like ticket scanning on smartphones,” Dorshorst said. Added CIO Bierman, “While we don’t know all of the things students may bring onto campus in the future, with our Aruba ESP network, we feel like we can handle whatever comes our way. We’re future thinkers and Aruba mirrors that innovative philosophy.” About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is the global leader in secure, intelligent edge-to-cloud networking solutions that use AI to automate the network, while harnessing data to drive powerful business outcomes. With Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform) and as-a-service options, Aruba takes a cloud-native approach to helping customers meet their connectivity, security, and financial requirements across campus, branch, data center, and remote worker environments, covering all aspects of wired, wireless LAN, and wide area networking (WAN). To learn more, visit Aruba at www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates, follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products, visit the Airheads Community at community.arubanetworks.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005321/en/ CONTACT: Kathleen Keith Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company +1-707-529-4507 [email protected] Miu Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company +1 650-236-9532 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA NEBRASKA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY EDUCATION SECURITY SOURCE: Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/23/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/23/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005321/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleAlpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces Application-Specific EZBuck™ Regulator to Power Intel Tiger Lake PlatformNext articleHumio Announces Advanced Log Management Certification Course for ITOps, DevOps and SecOps Practitioners Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Swilly Group wins Donegal Business of the Year 2011

first_img Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleBogside graffitti praising Ronan Kerr murder disgustingNext articleInquiry into A5 upgrade begins with series of meetings along route News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Swilly Group wins Donegal Business of the Year 2011center_img Pinterest News By News Highland – April 5, 2011 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Facebook The Letterkenny-based Sweeney family has carried away the prestigious Donegal Business of the Year Award at the 2011 Enterprising Donegal Business Awards.The event was hosted by the Donegal County Enterprise Board, and was held in the Radisson SAS Hotel at the weekend.Their business, the Swilly Group, provides driver training, general training and transport consulting services throughout Ireland.Founded by Noel Sweeney in 1975, the company is now the biggest driving school outside Dublin and the third biggest in the country.Brian Sweeney said his family were humbled to receive the award….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/bris1pm.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

How the “Big Three” iBuyers stack up

first_img Message* Full Name* Offerpad’s Brian Bair, Zillow’s Rich Barton and Opendoor’s Eric Wu. (Offerpad, Zillow, Opendoor)Until recently, iBuying was largely a two-horse race.Now, Offerpad’s decision to go public in a $3 billion SPAC deal has put rivals Opendoor and Zillow on notice. The deal, with a blank-check firm backed by Zillow co-founder and former CEO Spencer Rascoff, was announced last week.Generally speaking, iBuying still represents a fraction of the U.S. housing market. The business, which emerged just a few years ago, uses algorithms to price homes and make instant offers with the aim of reselling at a slight profit. Though iBuyers took a hit during the pandemic, they jumped back in the game when the housing market roared back to life.It’s also worth mentioning that until 2018, Zillow and Offerpad were actually partners in homebuying. The listing giant referred sellers to Offerpad until it abruptly changed course and began buying homes itself. In 2019, Zillow CEO Rich Barton said not being an iBuyer posed an “existential” threat to the company’s business.Now, as the “Big Three” jockey for market share, each has a distinct business model that could be used to their advantage. (Brokerages Redfin, Keller Williams and Realogy are also dabbling in the space, but not at nearly the same scale.)But tight housing inventory will be a challenge for all three companies, according to Lane Hornung, founder of zavvie, a startup that lets homeowners compare iBuyer offers.“Sellers know they can maximize their return by exposing their property to as many buyers as possible — iBuyers and individual buyers,” he said. “That’s the gorilla in the room.”OpendoorCompetitive advantage: First mover and market leaderKey challenge: Driving profits through ancillary servicesSerial entrepreneur Eric Wu’s startup was the first iBuyer on the scene in 2014, nabbing $1.5 billion from investors, including SoftBank. In addition to buying homes, it recently formed a brokerage and debuted cash-backed offers to help buyers purchase homes. As the market leader, Opendoor sold 9,193 homes last year, generating $2.6 billion in annual revenue. It lost $98 million on an EBITDA basis.“They’re the pioneers,” said Rob Hahn, an industry analyst at 7DS Associates and an Opendoor shareholder. Opendoor is known for its speed, but Hahn said the company’s new cash-backed offers represent a “huge” market opportunity.“The market-making thing only appeals to sellers,” he said. “Now you have a cash-backed offer that lets them appeal to buyers.”OfferpadCompetitive advantage: Focus on renovation means higher price appreciationKey challenge: Gaining market shareReal estate investor Brian Bair started Offerpad in 2015 with two products: Express gives buyers an immediate offer for their house, while Flex lists the house for them on the open market (with Offerpad’s offer as a back-up). In the No. 2 spot, it sold 5,337 homes last year. In 2020, Offerpad generated $1.1 billion in revenue with $5 million in EBITDA losses.Known for investing more in renovations, Offerpad generally sees greater returns on a per home basis. Rascoff downplayed the competition with Zillow, citing the listing giant’s massive agent advertising business. By contrast, he said Offerpad is a cross between an iBuyer and brokerage.“I don’t view Offerpad and Zillow as direct competitors,” he said in an interview with The Real Deal. “Offerpad’s competition is 99 percent of people who sell their home the old way.”ZillowCompetitive advantage: Consumer eyeballs and history of pricing properties (Zestimate)Key challenge: Scale and profitabilityCo-founder Rich Barton returned as Zillow’s CEO in 2019 to lead the company’s pivot to iBuying. More recently, it has invested in home tour services, mortgage and title to turn the homebuying process into a “one-click nirvana.” In 2020, Zillow sold 4,281 homes and its iBuying business generated $1.7 billion in revenue in 2020, with $241.9 million in EBITDA losses.With 2.2 billion visits to its website during the fourth quarter of 2020, Zillow has always had the web traffic to draw buyers and sellers to its site. In a research note last month, Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley said Zillow (and iBuying in general) hit a “watershed” moment with new, lower service fees that rival traditional agents. “Why would anyone with a more ‘commodity’ type of home use the traditional home selling process versus getting cash from Zillow?” he said.Zavvie’s Hornung said, however, attracting people to your website doesn’t mean you will convince them to sell you their home. “I don’t think that’s a given,” he said.Read moreSpencer Rascoff’s SPAC to take Offerpad public Eric Wu wants to make your home a commodity Zillow CEO says not betting on iBuying is “existential debate” Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Share via Shortlink Contact E.B. Solomont ibuyerofferpadopendoorProptechSPACzillowlast_img read more