Japan car sales fall 35 per cent in March

first_img Show Comments ▼ Japan car sales fall 35 per cent in March Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Today Car sales in Japan excluding 660cc minivehicles dropped 37 per cent in March from a year earlier led by a 46 per cent slide at Toyota as the market feels the effects of the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11.Nissan’s Japan sales slumped 38 per cent and Honda fell 28 per cent. The figure for Toyota excluded the Lexus brand.Overall vehicle sales including minivehicles fell by 35.1 per cent in March, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association has said.The latest numbers give the first indication of how Japan’s carmakers are faring in their home market after the catastrophes devastated northeast Japan and triggered power outages and the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.Many of Japan’s auto plants are closed in the wake of the disaster, unable to get parts from suppliers.All but two of 18 factories that assemble Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Japan remain idle. Tags: NULL alison.lock center_img Share Friday 1 April 2011 2:49 am whatsapp whatsapp last_img read more

Caesars offloads Harrah’s Louisiana to Rubico Acquisition

first_img Regions: US Louisiana Topics: Casino & games Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Caesars offloads Harrah’s Louisiana to Rubico Acquisition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Caesars Entertainment – the operating name for the newly combined Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Eldorado Resorts business – has agreed to sell its Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino, Racing & Entertainment property to Rubico Acquisition for $22.0m. Caesars Entertainment – the operating name for the newly combined Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Eldorado Resorts business – has agreed to sell its Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino, Racing & Entertainment property to Rubico Acquisition for $22.0m (£16.6m/€18.6m).Caesars will receive $16.5m in proceeds from the sale, with $5.5m going to VICI Properties, a real estate investment trust spun off from the operator in 2017, subject to customary adjustments for cash and net working capital.The acquisition agreement also stated that annual base rent payments under the regional master lease between Caesars and VICI will remain unchanged.Subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, Caesars expects the acquisition to close at the end of 2020 or early next year.Read the full story on iGB North America. 4th September 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

Liturgy and Music committee offers church a plan to unscramble…

first_img March 6, 2018 at 11:01 am St. Patrick’s Day on March 18? What other typos are contained herein? Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Liturgy and Music committee offers church a plan to unscramble its calendar of saints ‘Situation of great confusion’ was 10 years in the making In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY March 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm The daily prayers and scripture readings for the weekdays of Lent are not in this volume because General Convention 2015 already authorized them, and they were published as a separate volume called “Weekday Eucharistic Propers”. Whether or not one volume or two makes more sense is probably ultimately a decision of Church Publishing, although I’m sure they would be glad to receive feedback from the church. But the reason that these are not being sent to General Convention this year is simply that there are no proposed changes to what the church already authorized and published 3 years ago. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Br. Anselm Philip says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Elizabeth Anderson says: Rector Tampa, FL The Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music has spent the 2016-2018 triennium attempting to bring order to the Episcopal Church’s calendar of commemorations. Photo: Church Publishing Inc.[Episcopal News Service] The church’s calendar of saints has been in a state of extreme flux for years, and the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music is recommending a way for General Convention to remedy what it calls a “situation of great confusion.”The SCLM’s proposal is contained in its Blue Book report to convention. The subcommittee report on the calendar can be found via the side navigation.The committee said in its report that it inherited a “situation of great confusion about what the calendar of the church was, and what General Convention wanted the next steps to be.” The Blue Book report outlines that multiyear confusion.“The SCLM’s first step was to pause, take a breath, and determine a clear narrative for where our calendar has been, what has happened to it over the past 10 years, and what General Convention asked us to do this triennium,” the Rev. Devon Anderson, SCLM chair, told Episcopal News Service.“In some instances, the SCLM received conflicting directives from General Convention. Our Calendar Subcommittee, chaired by Liza Anderson, charted the calendar’s past course in order to interpret and engage the work we were asked to do this triennium, and propose a clear path forward for next triennium. So, what you will see in the report is clarity. We have graphs!”The 2015 General Convention sent the SCLM 11 resolutions related to the church’s various lists of saints that it has chosen to remember and honor. Those resolutions, along with feedback from the church, led the committee to decide that it ought to prepare a new edition of Lesser Feasts and Fasts, which would better reflect the diversity of the church and could work in conjunction with A Great Cloud of Witnesses, which the last General Convention voted to “make available” but did not authorize.Efforts have been ongoing to create a calendar that reflects the church’s diversity to replace the current list of commemorations that, in the committee’s words, “still skews overwhelmingly clerical, white, and male.” Even the process begun in 2003, which resulted in Holy Women, Holy Men, added 100 commemorations, but they also tended to be white, male clergy.The SCLM is recommending that convention authorize for optional use its revised version of Lesser Feasts and Fasts, which reflects what it calls “judicious pruning” of names made possible by the idea that A Great Cloud of Witnesses can include some of those names. The report said pruning is needed because convention has been “dramatically increasing the rate at which it adds commemorations, with no signs of slowing down.”Yet, it said, Episcopalians are concerned about the sheer number of commemorations and their scope, including having multiple choices of people to honor on some days. “Given the inability of the calendar committee to bend space and time in order to create more days in a calendar year, the only solution we see is to keep the commemorations on the main calendar to a manageable number, and to use A Great Cloud of Witnesses to include an even wider scope of individuals,” the SCLM wrote.The committee also considered the issue of the criteria by which the church decides to include people on the calendar.“General Convention kicked the calendar back to Lesser Feasts and Fasts, which included the criteria for inclusion in Lesser Feasts and Fasts,” Anderson said. “It also passed a resolution directing SCLM to include former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (and General Convention deputy) Thurgood Marshall on the calendar, with an emphatic ‘Now!’“But under Lesser Feasts and Fasts’ criteria, Marshall could not be included, as at least two generations have not passed since his death in 1993. Our calendar committee struck the difference, placing Marshall, in addition to Pauli Murray and Florence Li Tim-Oi, on the draft calendar in brackets, and submitted a resolution that the brackets be removed and the three become a permanent part of our calendar.”The committee recommended that convention authorize Lesser Feasts and Fasts for “optional use throughout the church,” noting that the idea of “trial use” does not canonically apply to anything other than revisions of the Book of Common Prayer. A process of “optional use” with the next iteration of the SCLM monitoring feedback will allow for refinements at the 2021 meeting of convention, the SCLM said.The members added a caveat, saying that while they recognize the sometimes irresistible “temptation to tinker with the calendar on the floor of convention,” they generally believe that “the church will ultimately have the highest-quality document if significant revisions can wait until the church has had the opportunity to test this new volume, and if all of the anticipated necessary revisions can be accomplished organically rather than by a process of individual resolutions and amendments.”The committee’s proposed revised Lesser Feasts and Fasts can be found here.ENS’ previous coverage of the SCLM’s proposals on prayer book revision is here.The SCLM plans to post on its blog a series of essays about the various projects it worked on during this triennium and will host online discussions there.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Robert Stiefel says: Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT General Convention 2018, Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Liturgy & Music Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 5, 2018 at 5:52 pm I am just as disappointed by this proposal for Lesser Feasts and Fasts as I was with A Great Cloud of Witnesses. I still use Holy Women, Holy Men with my Daily Offices for the following reasons. The Church Year begins with Advent in December with the first Saint honored on November 30th Andrew the Apostle, and ends the following November. I don’t like A Great Cloud of Witnesses and I am not going to use this new book if they are again going to start with January through December. As a matter of the Liturgical Year this is so wrong. Also, the news books have omitted the beautiful daily prayers and Scripture readings for the Weekdays of Lent. It was a very poor decision to omit these. As I said, I won’t use this book. I think it is a terrible version. Add all the Saints you want, but, don’t disturb the great elements of the Church Year to do it. 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags The Revd Canon Richard C. Wrede says: Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (5) Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA General Convention, 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Comments are closed. March 7, 2018 at 6:10 pm I remember my surprise, joy, and pride when S. Gregory the Illuminator (now Enlightener) appeared on the Calendar over 50 years ago. My tribe still appreciates how Episcopal parishes offered us a convenient and familiar house of worship. Now it seems Armenia’s loss is Georgia’s gain, withmore gender parity to boot. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm Why was G. F. Handel dropped? He was equally as great a composer for the Church as was Bach. // Also, one of the entries is wrong. Dorothy L. Sayers never allowed her name to appear without the middle initial. Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 5, 2018 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Martin Goshgarian says: Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes Orlando coming next month

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Central Floridians are invited to experience nearly 100 of the best of the best homes throughout greater Orlando during the FREE, self-guided tour Saturday, May 4th through Sunday, May 12th, from 10 am to 6 pm.Parade of Homes Orlando showcases Central Florida’s most inspiring homebuilders and designers. Discover innovations in homebuilding, architectural design, energy efficiency, smart homes, outdoor living, and interior style. Pool designs are a new category in the Parade this year – just in time for summer.“Whether you’re looking for a new home, wish to re-imagine your current home or are searching for a spark of inspiration, Parade of Homes Orlando is the event for everyone interested and enthused by modern home design,” Tony Hartsgrove, ODC Construction and Parade of Homes Orlando chairman.Showcase HomeMeritage Homes believes that every family deserves to live better, smarter and healthier. It’s why they are setting the new standard in home construction and design and leading the way in energy-efficient homes.The Pomelo at Hawks Crest features a stunning modern elevation and offers an open floor plan with lots of flexibility. The flex space can be a fourth bedroom or a private office.Additionally, the master suite is an ideal retreat with enormous walk-in closet and relaxing master bath. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the spacious great room and covered lanai.Hawks Crest will be a grand gated community of townhomes and single-family homes located along the southern shores of beautiful Lake Howell. This ideal location provides easy access to major employment sectors, excellent schools and desirable Winter Park shopping and dining destinations including Park Avenue and Winter Park Village.By building healthier, cleaner, more efficient homes, Meritage helps deliver short- and long-term energy cost savings to its homeowners without compromising design.Official Parade GuidebooksPick up your complimentary guidebook at all Parade of Homes Orlando entry locations and Trustco Banks throughout greater Orlando Monday – Saturday and daily at select Sherwin-Williams stores starting April 29.Enter to Win a Custom Cabinet and Appliance Package valued at $10,000One lucky winner will be selected at random from official entries to receive a cabinet and appliance package valued at $10,000 from Central Kitchen & Bath Studio and Aggressive Appliances. Professional design consultants guide the winner to select from Kitchen Craft cabinetry and Sub-Zero/Wolf appliance offerings. Visit ParadeofHomesOrlando.com/contest to enter. Restrictions apply.Stay SocialFor more information and to search for homes, visit the new ParadeofHomesOrlando.comwebsite and follow #ParadeofHomesOrlando on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.Greater Orlando Builders Association is the authority, educator, and promoter of the housing and building industry representing more than 700 members and 25,000+ employees. Since 1953, GOBA has served the construction industry in Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties. The intention is to foster an environment within the association and within our neighborhoods to create opportunities for building relationships, businesses and communities while balancing economic, social and environmental needs of our members and communities served. For more information, visit www.greaterorlandoba.com and @BuildOrlando on social media platforms. TAGSGreater Orlando Home BuildersParade of Homes Previous articleApopka police uncover large scale marijuana and drug operationNext articlePrescribed burn today at Lake Apopka North Shore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) have announced the dates for the 66th annual Parade of Homes Orlando. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,Central Floridians are invited to experience nearly 100 of the best of the best homes throughout greater Orlando during the FREE, self-guided tour Saturday, May 4th through Sunday, May 12th, from 10 am to 6 pm.Parade of Homes Orlando showcases Central Florida’s most inspiring homebuilders and designers. Discover innovations in homebuilding, architectural design, energy efficiency, smart homes, outdoor living, and interior style. Pool designs are a new category in the Parade this year – just in time for summer.“Whether you’re looking for a new home, wish to re-imagine your current home or are searching for a spark of inspiration, Parade of Homes Orlando is the event for everyone interested and enthused by modern home design,” Tony Hartsgrove, ODC Construction and Parade of Homes Orlando chairman.Showcase HomeMeritage Homes believes that every family deserves to live better, smarter and healthier. It’s why they are setting the new standard in home construction and design and leading the way in energy-efficient homes.The Pomelo at Hawks Crest features a stunning modern elevation and offers an open floor plan with lots of flexibility. The flex space can be a fourth bedroom or a private office.Additionally, the master suite is an ideal retreat with enormous walk-in closet and relaxing master bath. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the spacious great room and covered lanai.Hawks Crest will be a grand gated community of townhomes and single-family homes located along the southern shores of beautiful Lake Howell. This ideal location provides easy access to major employment sectors, excellent schools and desirable Winter Park shopping and dining destinations including Park Avenue and Winter Park Village.By building healthier, cleaner, more efficient homes, Meritage helps deliver short- and long-term energy cost savings to its homeowners without compromising design.Official Parade GuidebooksPick up your complimentary guidebook at all Parade of Homes Orlando entry locations and Trustco Banks throughout greater Orlando Monday – Saturday and daily at select Sherwin-Williams stores starting April 29.Enter to Win a Custom Cabinet and Appliance Package valued at $10,000One lucky winner will be selected at random from official entries to receive a cabinet and appliance package valued at $10,000 from Central Kitchen & Bath Studio and Aggressive Appliances. Professional design consultants guide the winner to select from Kitchen Craft cabinetry and Sub-Zero/Wolf appliance offerings. Visit ParadeofHomesOrlando.com/contest to enter. Restrictions apply.Stay SocialFor more information and to search for homes, visit the new ParadeofHomesOrlando.comwebsite and follow #ParadeofHomesOrlando on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.Greater Orlando Builders Association is the authority, educator, and promoter of the housing and building industry representing more than 700 members and 25,000+ employees. Since 1953, GOBA has served the construction industry in Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties. The intention is to foster an environment within the association and within our neighborhoods to create opportunities for building relationships, businesses and communities while balancing economic, social and environmental needs of our members and communities served. For more information, visit www.greaterorlandoba.com and @BuildOrlando on social media platforms. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Morgan Stanley to raise £10 million for GOSH

first_img 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: corporate  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley is aiming to raise £10 million for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, to contribute to the construction of the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building within the new children’s medical centre.Over the next three years, Morgan Stanley staff in the UK will be raising money through events such as quiz nights, Christmas fairs and black-tie evenings. Teams have already taken part in the Enduro Challenge, an annual charity grudge-match against other banks, and have signed up to run in the London Marathon in April 2008. The trading floor of Morgan Stanley has also pledged to take part in the charity’s annual Trading Day in December 2007.The Morgan Stanley Clinical Building, which is due to open in 2011, will replace the current Barrie Wing and provide modern inpatient wards for children with acute conditions and chronic illnesses, state of the art operating theatres, enhanced diagnostic facilities and a nurse-led transitional care unit. Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 October 2007 | News Morgan Stanley to raise £10 million for GOSH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Nominations now open for DSC Social Change Awards

first_imgNominations now open for DSC Social Change Awards About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 The categories are:The Great Giving Funders AwardLifetime Achievement AwardRising Star AwardInfluencer AwardEveryday Impact Award – Long-term EnterprisesEveryday Impact Award – New EnterprisesAll organisations and individuals must be based and work within the UK to be eligible for the Awards, except for the Influencer Award where the applicant must be based in the UK but their work can be international.More information is available on the DSC site.  79 total views,  1 views today Nominations are open until the end of August for this year’s DSC Social Change Awards.The DSC Social Change Awards celebrate both individuals and organisations committed to making a positive impact in society and are open to individuals, informal groups, companies, public bodies, and charities.center_img Tagged with: Awards Melanie May | 27 June 2018 | News  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more

Immigrant family risks arrests to end deportation orders

first_imgAfter almost ten months of taking sanctuary in the basement of a Philadelphia church, Carmela Apolonio Hernández was ready to take direct action to stop deportation orders against her family.On Oct. 10, Hernández and her 14-year-old daughter Keyri risked arrest and possible deportation to visit U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s (D-Pa.) office. The request to Casey was that he pressure U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to grant a stay of deportation and introduce a private bill in the Senate on behalf of the family.Hernández refused to meet Casey’s staff in a basement conference room because her family is tired of living “underground, in the shadows.” Once in Casey’s sixth floor office, instead of a plan to alleviate her family’s desperate situation, she was offered candy.These two refugees were not alone in risking arrest for im/migrant rights. Two Black women and longtime activists, Dr. Wende Marshall, community organizer and Temple University professor, and the Rev. Renee McKenzie of the Church of the Advocate, joined them inside Casey’s office. Other supporters, including Pastor Robin Hynicka of the Arch Street United Methodist Church, also conducted real solidarity by occupying the office with them. Over two dozen people participated simultaneously in the daylong action by occupying the building’s lobby.After sitting in at Casey’s office for four hours with no satisfactory response from his staff, Hernández, her daughter and eight supporters went down to the building’s main doors. These they blocked with a banner and their bodies, risking arrest again.Standing before the banner reading: “Casey, whose side are you on? Introduce private bill now!” Pastor Hynicka was arrested first. Cops tried to arrest Keyri next. Hernández yelled, “You’re arresting a child?” The crowd chanted, “Shame on Casey!” and some activists yelled, “Why are counterterrorism police here?” Under the additional glare of media cameras, the cops backed off.Threatened with arrest and told her daughter would be separated from her in jail — bringing to mind all the children isolated in ICE prisons — Hernández eventually decided to walk away, and her supporters followed suit. She told the crowd: “My daughter did not let me be arrested. Nor did I let her be arrested. … This is not over. I’m going to keep fighting.”Hernández added: “He [Casey] is fighting for votes. I’m fighting for my freedom, so that my family is well and safe. So that they can stay alive.” (Full statement at tinyurl.com/y85yswa7.)Taking sanctuary to avoid deportationHernández and her children — Fidel, Keyri, Yoselin and Edwin — took sanctuary in the Church of the Advocate, a historic Black church in the heart of North Central Philadelphia, on Dec. 13, 2017. “I am taking sanctuary to fight for my family, to protest our deportation orders and the injustices of the immigration system. Everybody deserves to live with dignity and safety,” explained Hernández on her GoFundMe page: https://bit.ly/2CaSUnc.Hernández and the children were issued a family order of deportation after their asylum petition was denied in 2017 by Judge John B. Carle. He has a denial rate 64 percent higher than the average in the Philadelphia court system.Should Hernández and her children be deported, their lives would be in imminent danger.They came to the U.S. in 2015, fleeing the violence of the U.S.-backed drug wars in Mexico. These had claimed the lives of three of her closest family members, and led to physical assaults on Hernández and her oldest daughter.While Sen. Casey claims he supports the immigrant struggle, he ignored the Hernández family’s request for concrete action for over nine months.So, after ten months in sanctuary in the church’s basement, Hernández and her daughter Keyri took a chance to confront Casey to stay their deportation and gain the private bill to protect themselves. They left the church with the help of members of the support group, the Sanctuary Advocate Coalition.Deportations continue to wreak havoc in immigrant communities across the U.S. The Trump administration has increased immigration arrests by 45 percent. The federal administration explicitly targets “sanctuary” cities such as Philadelphia.The current administration has strip­ped young people, refugees, asylum seekers and other populations from conditional relief programs. Temporary protected status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), even when applied to their full extent, do not protect the lives of people displaced from their countries of origin by violence and poverty exacerbated by U.S. foreign policy.Casey and the Democratic Party blame Trump for the dire situation im/migrants find themselves in.Hernández and the Sanctuary Advocate Coalition, in a Oct. 10 press release (https://bit.ly/2PDtJNG), say, “Blaming Trump is not enough.” They demand Casey use his congressional powers to take actions that would “mean the difference between family separation or unity, and even life or death, for Carmela and her children.”The Sanctuary Advocate Coalition includes Decarcerate PA, the Free Migration Project, Juntos, the Media Mobilizing Project, Reclaim Philadelphia, Stadium Stompers and the Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Can I Make Cuts in My Weed Control Products?

first_img By Gary Truitt – May 17, 2016 Previous articlePurdue Top Farmer Conference to Explore Growth Opportunities, DemandNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Can I Make Cuts in My Weed Control Products? SHARE Facebook Twitter Can I Make Cuts in My Weed Control Products?Bill JohnsonA combination of planting delays and tight profit margins has many growers asking if they can make cuts in their weed control program this year without cutting yields. While making cuts in your weed control program by purchasing less product or lower cost products is tempting, there are dangers along the way. Purdue weed specialist Bill Johnson says, for example, if soybean growers want to try and cut the cost of their broad spectrum soybean herbicide, it can be done; but he urges caution, “You can cut the number of active ingredients in a herbicide to save some money, but you need to know what weeds you have so you don’t give up control of those weeds.”  He told HAT this approach requires the farmer to have a very good idea what weed species he will be facing this year.Tillage is another way to control weeds rather than chemicals, but Johnson warns in the latest Better Farming video that vertical tillage is not a good weed control method, “Vertical tillage has a log of advantages like breaking up the hardpan, but it does not stir up the soil enough to be thought of as a weed control method.” Jim Minter with the Purdue Center for Commercial Ag warns producers not to make cuts in their weed control program at the risk of lowering yields.Watch our latest Better Farming video on cutting weed control costs without cutting yields, at the Hoosier Ag Today web site and YouTube Channel. The Better Farming series is made possible by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Can I Make Cuts in My Weed Control Products? SHARElast_img read more

Radio show host comes under fire near his home

first_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines to go further Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information February 16, 2021 Find out more January 5, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio show host comes under fire near his home Newscenter_img News Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 1, 2021 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders is worried by a murder attempt on radio journalist Cherie “Katribung Che” Indelible on 2 January in Kalibo, in Aklan province (in the northwest of the Visayas region). Indelible works for local state-owned radio dyYM (Community Broadcasting Information System) as news director and programme host.“With five journalists murdered, 2008 was one of the bloodiest years ever for the media in the Philippines, especially for radio presenters,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must ensure that Indelible is protected and must redouble their efforts to rein in the violence against the press.”Indelible was approaching his home on his motorcycle when he heard two gunshots apparently fired in his direction. He managed to enter his home and immediately called the police. When he ventured outside a few minutes later, two more shots were fired and he sought refuge inside a hospital located a few metres from his home.The police found bullets and cartridges from .38 and .45 calibre guns near the house but did not catch the gunmen. However, they arrested three alleged accomplices who named two men as suspects. Both are reputedly involved in criminal activities in the area.Indelible said he thought the murder attempt was linked to comments he made on the air. Hereceived threats last year, mainly in connection with subjects discussed in his evening programme “Bira-Birada.” Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist kidnapped and killed

first_imgNews May 29, 2019 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific The body of journalist Ambika Timsina was found on 12 December near the village of Pathari, in the southeastern province of Koshi.  He had been shot and beaten. The previous day, eight masked men had kidnapped him from his home, saying they wanted to “settle a few things” with him.Noting suspicions that the kidnappers were Maoist rebels, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called today on the rebels to stop attacking media workers and called for the killers to be arrested and tried.Timsina, 26, who was soon to be married, had worked for the pro-Maoist weeklies Janadesh and Mahima but decided to surrender to security forces after a state of emergency was declared in November 2001.  He and his father had been amnestied and Timsina wanted to continue working in the region.Friend of Timsina said the killers may have been Maoists who suspected him of being an informer for the security forces and had punished him for supposed treachery.  In August, the rebels killed Nawaraj “Basant” Sharma, founder and editor of the weekly Karnali Sandesh, in the extreme west of Nepal.Reporters Without Borders said in a report in March on press freedom in Nepal that under the state of emergency the Maoists, who since 1996 had executed dozens of members of the ruling Congress Party and more recently human rights activists, might now target journalists they accused of collaborating with the government, especially reporters working in the provinces. RSF_en Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific center_img News to go further June 8, 2020 Find out more News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News Follow the news on Nepal December 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist kidnapped and killed Help by sharing this information last_img read more