Message* Ryan is also allegedly visible in security footage taken of the crowd that entered the Capitol. At one point while livestreaming from the Capitol steps, she turns her phone’s camera to face herself, and says, “y’all know who to hire for your Realtor. Jenna Ryan for your Realtor.”The complaint also states that Ryan posted a since-deleted tweet that said, “We just stormed the Capital. It was one of the best days of my life.”In an interview with Spectrum News, Ryan said that she “answered the call” from President Donald Trump to be at the Capitol, the Dallas Morning News reported.Realtor trade groups have widely condemned the mob attack, and some have suspended political contributions in the wake of the events of Jan. 6.But it’s unclear if agents who participated in the unrest will face repercussions from the National Association of Realtors or from their respective states. The Texas Real Estate Commission released a statement this week in which it said that a Realtor’s license can be suspended if he or she is convicted of a felony or criminal act that involves fraud, but outside of that, revocation is “limited to conduct the license holder undertakes while engaged in real estate brokerage.”NAR, meanwhile, told Inman that participation in the insurrection does not violate the trade association’s newly amended code of ethics, which now bans public hate speech. It did say, however, that it has not ruled out penalizing those who stormed the Capitol.“We stand with federal law enforcement as they work to thoroughly investigate this week’s events and ensure all those accused of breaking the law are prosecuted to the fullest extent,” a spokesperson for NAR told Inman.Chicago real estate agent Libby Andrews was fired from her job at @properties after her involvement in the chaos in D.C. came to light. It’s unclear if she has been charged with any crimes.Contact Amy Plitt Jenna Ryan was part of a group who flew on a private plane from Denton, Texas, to Washington, D.C., with the intention of joining the protestors (Twitter.com/DotJenna)A Texas real estate agent is facing criminal charges for her participation in last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol Building.Jenna Ryan, a Realtor based in Frisco, Texas, was charged with disorderly conduct and “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority,” according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Friday.She was part of a group who flew on a private plane from Denton, Texas, to Washington, D.C., with the intention of joining the protestors, some of whom subsequently breached the Capitol on Jan. 6.Ryan is self-employed, according to her LinkedIn page. Her company’s website is down and she could not immediately be reached. But in an interview with HousingWire earlier this week, Ryan disputed her involvement in the destruction at the Capitol. “I was just there to let my voice be heard and document the events,” Ryan said. “I was not part of the violence.”ADVERTISEMENTBut according to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, Ryan repeatedly filmed her involvement in the unrest and allegedly referenced “storming the Capitol” several times.Before the event, she posted a video to Facebook in which she said, “We’re gonna go down and storm the capitol. They’re down there right now and that’s why we came and so that’s what we are going to do. So wish me luck.”Read moreReal estate trade groups reconsider donations after Capitol unrestReal estate industry denounces “insurrection” in DCNational Association of Realtors among biggest donors to “sedition caucus” Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Full Name* Tags2020 ElectionReal Estate and PoliticsResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink
In partnership with Natural England, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and Cheshire Wildlife Trust have been working on the scheme in Cheshire. Funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has helped advance the project in Cheshire, contributing to the creation and restoration of 26 ponds ready for the launch of the scheme today. These new and restored ponds have been strategically located to join up and expand existing newt habitats, to help make newt populations more resilient.Frank Jordan, Cheshire East Council’s executive director of place said: We’re really pleased to announce that our new county-level approach to licensing for these distinctive animals is now open for business in Cheshire. The new approach will provide specially created habitat in areas where newts can thrive, bringing with it broader benefits for wildlife across the landscape. It will also mean developers can avoid costly delays in the planning system to build homes for communities. I’d like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work. This county scale of working, championed in the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, highlights our continued commitment to maintain the health and resilience of this protected species and ensure environmental regulation better serves both the natural environment and the economy. If we create the right conditions for nature to flourish, we will leave the environment in a better place for the next generation. Cheshire East has been pleased to engage with Natural England on the development of this innovative approach to protecting and enhancing the population of great crested newts within the borough. An innovative approach by Natural England to protect great crested newts and support sustainable development was today (28 March) launched in Cheshire.Developers in Cheshire can now apply for a licence under District Level Licensing for great crested newts. This follows our announcement of a nationwide roll-out of great crested newts District Level licensing in 2017, which was officially launched in Kent last month. District Level Licensing is now available across 23 local planning authority areas, including in Woking and the South Midlands.Whilst great crested newts are found throughout lowland England, the species needs suitable ponds to thrive. Although strictly protected by law, great crested newt populations continue to decline – over the last century there has been a dramatic decline in ponds within the UK. Approximately 50 per cent of ponds in the UK have been lost, and 80 per cent of current ponds are in a poor state leading to large declines in great crested newt populations.The previous licensing system was focused on preventing harm to great crested newts on individual development sites rather than addressing the wider health of newt populations. Through District Level Licensing, developers can invest in mitigating the impact of a development by restoring and creating offsite compensatory ponds in areas of the county suitable for newts, rather than the species being squeezed in around the margins of a development. Importantly, this means the species benefits from an overall increase in breeding grounds to better support their populations over time.Dave Bell, Natural England Area Manager said: For guidance on how to apply in Cheshire and Kent click here and to find out more about the scheme visit our blog
At Law School, Colombian president shares lessons on the line between peace and justice Juan Manuel Santos, the former president of the Republic of Colombia and Nobel laureate, will deliver the graduation address to the Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2019, Dean Douglas Elmendorf announced today.Santos served as president of the Republic of Colombia from 2010 to 2018. While president, he reached agreement with FARC, a guerilla army, to end more than 50 years of fighting. The accord has seen some 10,000 fighters disarm and begin to enter civilian life. Santos received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his efforts to end Colombia’s long civil war. In addition, unemployment, poverty, income inequality, and the murder rate all declined during Santos’ term as president. His government is also credited with tripling the road network and designating large areas of land as environmentally protected.“President Santos is a distinguished public servant who has made an important positive difference in the lives of millions of Colombians,” said Elmendorf. “We are honored to welcome him back to the Kennedy School, from which he received a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration degree in 1981.”Santos was a cadet at the Naval Academy of Cartagena before coming the United States to study at the University of Kansas, where he earned a B.A. in economics and business. He is also a graduate of the London School of Economics, where he studied economics, economic development, and public administration. He earned a master’s degree from Harvard Kennedy School before returning to Colombia to work as an editor at El Tiempo, one of the largest daily newspapers in Colombia. His reporting earned him a number of accolades, including the King of Spain prize for journalism.Santos was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1988 and is the author of several books, including “The Third Way,” which he co-authored with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and “Check on Terror (Jaque al Terror)”, an account of the actions taken against the FARC guerrillas during his tenure as minister of national defense in Colombia. Santos also served as Colombia’s foreign trade minister and finance minister.Santos is currently the Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, where he is sharing the lessons he learned as president and working on issues related to peace and reconciliation, poverty, human rights, and the environment.The graduation address will be delivered at 2 p.m. on May 29 at Harvard Kennedy School. It will be live-streamed on the School’s website. Juan Manuel Santos, Kennedy School alumnus and Nieman fellow, wins Nobel Peace Prize Related A prophet of peace Colombian president honored for his efforts to end 50-year-long civil war Santos receives 2017 Great Negotiator Award Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel for stabilizing Colombia, is back at Harvard to share what he learned Read Full Story
Michael Yu | The Observer Members of GreeND recruit students at Tuesday’s Activities night in the Joyce Center. Nearly 350 organizations had tables at the event, which was meant to help new students involved on campus.“Logistically it just takes a lot of organization and time, and really focused time to make sure you’re not disseminating any information that’s incorrect. Because if the one thing that they read is the wrong thing, then that’s a problem,” James said. “All of the information needs to be really focused and correct so that they can be successful when they get here.”Certain groups came up with tricks to combat the confusion having thousands of students in one building creates. Junior Will Markley, co-president of the Entrepreneurship Society, brought QR codes as an alternative for students waiting in line to type their information into a computer.“If you have a QR scanner on your phone, you can put it over that, and it will take you to the survey on your phone. That way if there’s a line for the computer, you can just do it on your phone,” Markley said. “Our main goal tonight is to try to get as many people to that first meeting as possible, so we can really introduce the club. Because it’s kind of hard to teach people what the club’s about in a 10-second interaction at a crowded Activities Fair.”James said SAO came up with new ways to attract students to the event and encourage them to explore the different floors of the JACC to talk to as many groups as possible.“One of the things that I changed is we ordered fro-yo this year,” she said. “With the construction going on around campus and some of the things that are going on, there wasn’t a total guarantee of some of the spaces we were going to have and how people were going to enter. And so [I was] just doing the best that I could to make sure that all of the floors and all the places people could go were fun and attractive for them to go to.”Group leaders also took steps to catch students’ eyes. Senior Mason Zurovchak, president of PrismND, said the organization’s table was decorated with rainbow attire in order to best take advantage of the opportunity to attract a large number of students in a short amount of time.“I think for any organization or club on campus, a night like Activities Night where you can get heavy foot traffic and just get the attention of people for even just a split second … is a really great way to connect with people because it opens the door to future dialogue,” Zurovchak said. “It’s kind of just a great way that’s already built in to the start of the year to grab people’s attention whether you’re a freshman or an upperclassman.”Some groups that are less immediately recognizable for first-year students took a more aggressive approach to attracting students. Senior Amanda Bartolini, executive producer for the Pasquerilla East Musical Company (PEMCo) said she tried to take advantage of any sign of interest from passing students.“We’re a musical theater group so we’re kind of a niche group, not everybody is going to be interested, but if their eye lingers for a second on the words ‘musical theater’ we’re going to try to talk to them and get them interested,” Bartolini said. “We’re telling them about our club and our future events … [and] just trying to be a friendly presence.”Freshman Elizabeth Smith appreciated students having the initiative and passion to recruit her to various groups.“It’s kind of overwhelming, but I like that everyone’s here and you see how passionate people are about the clubs they’re in,” Smith said. “Everyone’s like, ‘Come join this club, it’ll be fun just to join.’ … Some of them are like, ‘Hey, have you ever played Frisbee? That’s okay, you don’t have to, come join.’”Freshman Darrell Adams said he enjoyed being able to explore the JACC without the pressure of having to reach out to certain clubs on his own.“It takes the pressure off of me to have to reach out to people because they’re reaching out to me, so it makes things a lot easier on my part,” Adams said. “Really I’m just kind of walking around exploring.”Sophomore Sabrina Barthelmes said she was happy to have the opportunity to go to Activities Night as a returning student to explore even more opportunities she heard about after the event last year.“There were a couple of clubs that I wanted to re-sign up for and then one or two that I’ve heard about from friends so I thought they’d be cool to sign up for this year,” Barthelmes said. “I’m really glad it’s not just for [first-year students] because there were definitely some clubs that I’d heard good things about from friends last year that I wanted to get involved with this year.”James said Activities Night is not only one of SAO’s most successful events, but also shows off the Notre Dame students’ spirit of involvement.“ … it’s a true showing of how involved Notre Dame students are, both as upperclassmen who are staffing the tables and how interested our first year students are to be here,” she said. “We have hundreds and hundreds of tables and thousands of students who come to participate and I just think it’s a really valuable and true showing of what the Notre Dame student body is like.”Tags: Activities Night, clubs, Entrepreneurship Society, PEMCo, PrismND, SAO, Student Activities Office On Tuesday night, every academic, niche, athletic or service group students can get involved with at Notre Dame gathered in the Joyce Center Fieldhouse for Activities Night to attract new members for the 2016-2017 school year.Mia James, program coordinator in the Student Activities Office (SAO), said all but three or four of the 350 tables available for groups were filled, and SAO had put in plenty of effort over the summer and the beginning of the school year to prepare group leaders for the night.
I have been here at the League just about nine years (since July 2006) and as many of you know, I came from the dark side.One of my first experiences at the League was handling registrations for a Supervisory Committee Conference. I showed up at a hotel in Long Branch, N.J. and met devoted volunteers who gave up their Saturday to educate themselves to better their credit unions—I was impressed.Fast forward – I became comfortable with the industry and got to know many credit union professionals and so the story goes…Along came Greg Michlig (June 2013), a guy from the Midwest, and he attends this Credit Union Development Educator class – CUDE. I had seen these initials before but had never really given it much thought. And then I was informed that Greg wanted Candice Nigro and I to attend a DE class in 2014.The class was out of state – 8 full days – yikes – and in Madison, Wisconsin – double yikes.Once enrolled, we received a welcome letter followed by various emails to inform us about the things we needed to know to prepare for the event, such as dress code and pre-work assignments. We also received a book that we were to read to help prepare for one of the pre-work assignments on the philosophy of credit unions.Here is an excerpt from one email message: “Bring an open mind and a passion for credit unions – AND Pack very comfortable clothes and shoes. For most of the training jeans, sweatshirts, and khakis are fine or whatever is comfortable for you. For the final project date, please bring business clothes.” continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Barbara Agin
The new year is so close, you can almost touch it. Of course, I wish you health and happiness. But if you don’t mind, I’ll add these five wishes as well.I wish you focus. There are so many distractions out there. I hope you find the power to block out the noise and focus on the important things.I wish you persistence. Something will break in 2018. Problems will pop up. Here’s wishing you the grit to push through to the sunshine on the other side.I wish you patience. Our world moves fast. But many good things take time to develop. I wish you the patience needed to be thoughtful in what you do. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Pre-K Students Thank Governor Wolf for $75 Million Increase for Early Childhood Education in 2017-2018 Budget $100 million increase in Basic Education Funding. Following $415 million in basic education and Ready to Learn Block Grant funding increases over the past two fiscal years, this increase will be distributed through the Basic Education Funding Formula, providing an equitable and predictable allocation to school districts across the commonwealth.$25 million increase in Special Education Funding. This increase, allocated to school districts through the formula adopted by the bipartisan legislative Special Education Funding Commission, builds upon a $50 million increase over the last two years.$75 million increase in high-quality early childhood education. Children who participate in high-quality pre-k programs perform better in school, graduate at higher rates and earn more throughout their lives compared to peers without access to early learning programs. Building upon $60 million in additional investment over the past two years, this nearly 40 percent increase in funding will allow more than 8,400 additional children to enroll in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program.$8.9 million increase for the 14 universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The governor will continue to work with PASSHE to develop individual college plans that address performance, affordability, and accountability, while partnering with employers to create structured career pathways. Budget News, Education, Press Release, Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf was joined by members of the Pre-K for PA Campaign to discuss his early childhood education investments and was presented with Valentine’s Day cards from pre-kindergarten students as a sign gratitude for his dedication to education. Over the past two years, Governor Wolf has made a new way for Pennsylvania. Instead of allowing schools to become the first casualty of our budget deficit, Governor Wolf has made them our first priority. In just three years, Governor Wolf will have increased funding by nearly two-thirds of those short-sighted cuts to our public school system.“These children, and thousands of young people like them across the state, are counting on us in Harrisburg to have their backs – and to ensure that high-quality pre-kindergarten programs are available to them, in their communities,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Last week, I proposed a budget that invests an additional $75 million in high-quality early childhood education programs which will allow for more than 8,400 additional children to enroll in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program. When children are given this right – and have the support they need – all our lives are enriched.”The Principal Partners of the Pre-K for PA organization lauded Governor Wolf for his commitment to expanding access to high quality pre-k to more Pennsylvania three- and four-year-olds: “The Pre-K for PA Campaign is grateful that Governor Wolf is standing up for kids in his 2017-18 budget proposal. Serving more kids with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will reap strong cost savings in the future in the form of less public spending on special education, social welfare programs, and crime. ”Studies show that children who participate in high-quality pre-kindergarten perform better in school, graduate at higher rates and earn more throughout their working lives compared to peers that do not have access to early learning programs. Additionally, children who were previously enrolled in Pre-K Counts outperform their economically disadvantaged peers in third-grade math and reading.Fair and increased education funding for all Pennsylvania schools continues to be one of Governor Wolf’s top priorities to ensure students are college and career ready.The future of Pennsylvania depends on making investments in what matters most. In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf is proposing an additional $209 million increase in education funding. Our commonwealth is facing a serious budget deficit, but by reducing government bureaucracy and finding cost-savings, we can continue to invest in our children’s futures so we can make Pennsylvania stronger.The 2017-18 budget investments in education include: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 14, 2017
MORE: A Bunya home with a mini ‘Wet n Wild’ lined up for the gavel Margot Robbie’s family home snapped up by an early buyer More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoSOLD: 8 Charlotte St, Paddington sold under the hammer for $901,000.“Because it was raining this morning, I said to myself it’s going to be a very long day and you’re not going to be talking to many people, but … I’m surprised by the numbers out and about,” Ms Wright said.She said about 30 people watched on as all five registered bidders vied to buy the three-bedroom Paddington cottage. In the end it sold to a long-time local, who had admired the home since he was a child.Belle Property Toowong principal Robin McIlwain was pleased to report the three-bedroom unit at 4/37 Grove St, Toowong sold under the hammer at its 9am auction yesterday.“We got it away under the hammer for $370,000,” Ms McIlwain said. UNDER CONTRACT: 82 Cascade Drive, Forest Lake went under contract last week for an undisclosed amount. Only one of the two registered bidders raised their hand, taking the bidding to $1,025,000, before the auctioneer placed a vendor bid of $1.1 million.The same bidder raised her hand again taking the bid to $1,125,000 when the agent and auctioneer went into a lengthy negotiation between the bidder and vendor. Brisbane Real Estate agent Saeed Moghaddam said his listing at 82 Cascade Drive, Forest Lake also went under contract last week for an undisclosed amount. A family of six not only celebrated the purchase of a new home yesterday, but the vendor even threw in a ride-one mower to seal the deal. Place Bulimba agent Dion Tolley presented 185 Barwon St, Morningside at auction on a cold and wet spring morning yesterday, October 13, 2018.Auctioneer Paul Curtain started the bidding on behalf of the seller at $1 million. SOLD: A three-bedroom unit at 4/37 Grove St, Toowong sold under the hammer for $370,000.“(We had) two registered bidders and we also had another two parties at the auction with conditional offers waiting to make offers, but they didn’t get the opportunity.”The three-bedroom apartment has city views.At least two properties were sold prior to their auction, including a Hawthorne cottage and a family home at Forest Lake.Brisbane Property Market licensee Stephanie Blundell said her listing at 41 Dover St, Hawthorn e went under offer for an undisclosed amount prior to the planned auction. SOLD: 185 Barwon St, Morningside sold under the hammer for $1,252,500.After about a 30-minute wait the property was announced on the market at $1,262,500, with the vendor throwing in the ride on mower to help maintain the 4047sq m block.Buyer Lucy McGuire said she had been searching for a new home for herself, her husband and their four children for more than six months.“I feel relieved we now have a home,” Ms McGuire said.She said the property offered enough room for each of her four children to occupy their own bedroom.Belle Property Paddington sales director Elizabeth Wright said she was surprised with the turn out at the auction of 8 Charlotte St, Paddington, which sold for $901,000 under the hammer. UNDER CONTRACT: 41 Dover St, Hawthorne went under offer for an undisclosed amount prior to the planned auction. 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Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba has offered his hospital in Ivory Coast to be used as a coronavirus treatment centre, as the country prepare for a huge jump in cases. The hospital – that is based in the city of Abidjan – opened in 2016 and is named after former Ivory Coast footballer Laurent Pokou, who passed away in the same year it opened. The current outbreak of COVID-19 has remained manageable across Africa, however, there are fears the deadly virus is about to spread much more rapidly. Former Chelsea and Ivorian international Didier Drogba offering his hospital for covid-19 battle Drogba has been recognised for his ‘patriotic gesture’ from Vincent Toh Bi Irie, the head of Abidjan’s regional council, who said the hospital will help them fight the disease. ‘We thank Drogba for this gift considered as an act of patriotism,’ Toh Bi said.Advertisement The first case of coronavirus was recorded in the country on March 11 and since there have been 574 people diagnosed with the virus and five have died. Across the entire continent, the health care systems are not as strong as the ones in the UK or USA and Simon Antara, of the African Field Epidemiology Network, explained: ‘We are preparing for disaster.’ Therefore, many believe African countries are still in grave danger of becoming the most effected in the world with isolation and quarantine predicted to not have the same impact on ‘flattening the curve’ of the virus. Read AlsoDrogba blasts French doctors for suggesting vaccine test in Africa The Ivorian’s hospital is part of the Didier Drogba Foundation, that was set up by the former Chelsea striker to provide financial and material support in both health and education to people across Africa. Drogba scored 65 goals for Ivory Coast in 105 appearances for his country. Promoted ContentImpressive Caricatures Of Marvel Characters By Xi DingThis Is Probably The Happiest Dog On Instagram7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit
Indianapolis, In. — The theme at the 28th Annual Lugar Series Luncheon on Monday was encouraging women to get involved in public service.“Run. Run, run, run. We absolutely need women at all levels of government to step up,” said Republican Indiana Congresswoman from District 5 Susan Brooks. “We don’t have enough women in the Statehouse. We don’t have enough women as mayors. We don’t have enough women leading at other levels of government.”Brooks along with Republican Indiana Congresswoman from District 2 Jackie Walorski highlighted this year’s Lugar Series Luncheon, taking part in a congressional roundtable discussion moderated by Teresa Lubbers, the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education and one of the program’s founders, before a crowd of over 500 at the Marriott Downtown.The annual luncheon put on by the Lugar Series recognizes the current Lugar Series class and draws a large crowd by bringing in top-name female, Republican officials as keynote speakers.“Both, Congresswomen Brooks and Walorski are in a minority of just 21 Republican women serving in Congress,” said Anne Hathaway, executive director of the Lugar Series. “These women are leaders in Congress and members of key committees with significant impact on Indiana, additionally they are terrific role models for all candidates, men or women. My hope is by hearing from them today more women are inspired and motivated to run for office or get involved in public service.”Indiana GOP Chair Kyle Hupfer, the only male to speak at the luncheon, echoed the reoccurring theme by saying, “We not only put women on the ballot in Indiana, we elect them!”Hupfer’s remarks are referring to Secretary of State Connie Lawson, State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and State Auditor Tera Klutz all Republican incumbents running for re-election in 2018.The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is a nonprofit organization inspired by former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar. The Series is a women’s leadership development program designed to increase the number of Republican women in local, state and national elective and appointive offices.For more information about the Lugar Series, contact Anne Hathaway at [email protected] or visit the website.