El devocional de Cuaresma 2013 se enfoca en el hambre…

first_img Posted Jan 7, 2013 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC [La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo] El décimo cuadernillo anual de Meditaciones para la Cuaresma de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo ahora se encuentra disponible en inglés y español. Encontrará el cuadernillo en formato PDF y otras publicaciones de Cuaresma en la página web de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo: www.er-d.org/Lent. Para recibir devocionales diarios por correo electrónico, inscríbase en línea.“Nos complace ofrecer estos materiales para la Cuaresma y esperamos que las familias, los individuos y las congregaciones se enriquezcan con ellos esta temporada”, comentó Pamela Penn, Directora del Programa para la Participación en la Iglesia. “El devocional de este año, escrito por un grupo de líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal de diversa trasfondos, nos ayuda a concentrarnos en aliviar el hambre alrededor del mundo a la vez que nos preparamos para la sanación espiritual”.Puede ordenar las Meditaciones para la Cuaresma en la Tienda Episcopal en línea o llamando por teléfono a 1.866.937.2772. También hay cofres de la esperanza, tarjetas de oraciones, marcadores de libros y sobres para las ofrendas, y se pueden utilizar junto con el cuadernillo devocional. Recomendamos que tanto las iglesias como los individuous hagan sus pedidos, no mas tarde de el viernes 1 de febrero, para garantizar que reciban los materiales a tiempo para el 13 de febrero, Miércoles de Ceniza.Además, invitamos a las congregaciones a conmemorar el Domingo dedicado al trabajo de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo el 17 de febrero, que es el primer domingo de la Cuaresma, o en otro domingo de la temporada que les resulte conveniente. En la Convención General de 2009 se designó oficialmente a la Cuaresma como un tiempo para recordar y apoyar la obra de esta importante organización, cuyo trabajo está dedicado a salvar vidas. En este domingo especial, las congregaciones oran por las personas que viven en la pobreza y hacen una ofrenda para colaborar con el Fondo de Necesidades Globales de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo, que brinda asistencia en los sitios que más la necesitan.“La temporada de Cuaresma nos ofrece la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre nuestras vidas y sobre la manera en que nos relacionamos con los demás, tanto con los que están cerca como con los que están lejos”, expresó Rob Radtke, Presidente de la agencia. “Este año especialmente nos enfocamos en el alivio de hambre y en la labor que realizan los socios locales de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo para mejorar el suministro de alimentos y la nutrición en sus comunidades. Cuando experimentamos el hambre física durante el ayuno cuaresmal o reconocemos el hambre espiritual de nuestras vidas en esta temporada, nos predisponemos a ver el hambre en todas sus formas. Al recordar a la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo y la obra que lleva a cabo en nombre de todos los episcopales, podemos ayudar, con el espíritu y con la acción, a combatir el hambre en el mundo que nos rodea”.En la página web, www.er-d.org/Lent, puede encontrar muchos recursos y directrices sobre como celebrar el Domingo dedicado al trabajo de la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo, así como ideas para el resto de la temporada de Cuaresma. Si tiene alguna pregunta, escribi al [email protected] o llama al 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY El devocional de Cuaresma 2013 se enfoca en el hambre y la sanación This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

Free Seminar in Apopka this weekend: Parenting in a digital age

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Kids and their smartphonesFrom the Freedom Fellowship ChurchMany Apopka community organizations are coming together to help parents know the ins and outs of protecting and helping their children in this digital age, where many children know more than their parents about their smartphones.In the community-wide initiative on Saturday May 22 from 9am to noon, a creative and free seminar will be held at the VFW/Apopka Community Center (located at 519 S Central Ave, Apopka, FL 32703) to assist parents in Apopka.“Parenting in a Digital Age” is being sponsored by the Foliage Sertoma Club, the Apopka Rotary Club, the John Land Apopka Community Trust, The Apopka Chief and The Planter newspapers, and Freedom Fellowship Church, among others.Presenters and Apopka residents Adam and Angela Shaw“I tried to go to YouTube but ended up spelling it wrong by accident and launched a porn site. I was 8,” read one testimony of a young child. “A smartphone is not a rite of passage for kids. It’s a portal to the world, a world we need to prepare them for,” noted seminar presenters Adam and Angela Shaw. 60% of 10-11year-olds have smartphones today.Do you know what your child is viewing on their smartphone or computer? The Shaws say the seminar will be full of many practical tools to help parents in protecting, preparing and propelling their children to not just survive, but thrive in this digital world.The seminar is free, but presenters are asking that everyone register at the website ParentingInADigitalAge.com, because they will be providing a free booklet with helpful tools, and they need to make sure they have enough books to give out. Due to the nature and frank discussions in the seminar, anyone over the age of 18 is invited to participate.For more information, go to ParentingInADigitalAge.com or @ParentingInADigitalAge, or you can call 407-299-6311. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAdam and Angela ShawDigital AgeFreeFreedom Fellowship ChurchkidsParentingSeminarSmartphonestipsTools Previous articleEmpowering Veterans & Spouses with Career Opportunities, Virtual Career Fair May 18Next articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by McKaela Taylorcenter_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Iseami House / Robles Arquitectos

first_img Year:  CopyHouses•Costa Rica Architects: Robles Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRobles ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesCosta RicaPublished on August 09, 2010Cite: “Iseami House / Robles Arquitectos” 09 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Iseami住宅 / Robles Arquitectos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 stream Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan Robles+ 28 Share “COPY” Iseami House / Robles Arquitectos Iseami House / Robles ArquitectosSave this projectSaveIseami House / Robles Arquitectos ArchDaily Area:  482 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72349/iseami-house-robles-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Text description provided by the architects. ISEAMI concept eradicates in the education and awareness of its occupants and its community,that will be capable tolearn about sustainable living thru its spatial living. The house promises a responsible approach to the nature of its location, Peninsula de Osa, a place where the 5% of the world biodiversity is embodied. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensThe house is the first stage of the ISEAMI institute (Institute of sustainability, ecology, art, mind and investigation). The house is the main area of the institute, therefore, it’s design will serve as a multifunctional place in order to host activities as Investigation, meditation, training, Yoga and joy at the terrace located in the first level. At the same time, the Institute director will habit the house on the second level. This way, possible functions are maximized on the smallest possible area. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesRoblesArq has followed their design process named: SDRA (Dynamic system Robles Arquitectos) which, during the investigation stage, evaluates 10 important elements as: Site, Climate, Energy, Water, Materials, environment, atmosphere, cost, innovation with the use of passive strategies and the implemented processes.These elements will be analyzed to develop a design plan and a management plan during the building lifecycle in order to reduce the negative impact this house could bring to the natural environment and then, to minimize the negative impact that nature could create in the building, this because our main concept is to create a very low maintenance house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesThe secluded project site is located at 30 km from the closest town, Puerto Jimenez, therefore, the house doesn’t have any public service supply as electricity or water, and this condition obligates the institute to invest on a 100% self-sufficient house. During the design process, decisions were takenin order to bring the water and energy supply. The existence of a water concession on the protected forest inside the property, allows the project to consider a natural potable water source for its use, then the water volume is utilized in order to produce energy with 2 low impact hydroelectric generators that generate a total of800KW/H.Furthermore, Casa Iseami becomes a solar power plant with a production capability of 10.800KW/H, this because the roof has been designed in order to have the orientation and position to maximize its production. The roof material has great structural capacities, so the access to the roof for maintenance is possible (The use of a solar hot water tank provides comfort to the users). The hybrid energy systemprovides with success enough energy to the project, the caretaker’sand maintenace housing and the existing lodge for the participants of the institute. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesThe materials for the house were selected following the results given by an investigation process done to the existing project near the site. This way we took the results and then decide which were the best materials to use in order to create a low maintenance project. All the proposed materials were tested in order to evaluate its behavior on the difficult environment that the Osa peninsula has because of its humidity, high percentage of rain, mould, fungi and its flora and fauna.The structural and electro mechanic design has been inspired on an exo-skeleton insect, this way the creation of open spaces between walls and ceilings are eliminated, creating a benefit for the indoor air quality because we avoid the creation of mould and plagues common in the projects around. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesWithin the chosen materials, the thermal-panels (Versawall and Versapanel by Centria) are chosen as the main material for walls and roof because of its solar reflectance index, structural and acoustic properties and ability to give the thermal comfort without using empty spaces on the walls. This material brings the opportunity to build the house, piece by piece as a Lego, a great strategy to minimize the use of transportation in order to lower the carbon footprint of the institute and the ability to build the house with fast and minimum labor on this secluded location. Because of the high structural capabilities of the material, the amount of steel structure was lowered considerably, saving the use of the natural resources needed for the anti-seismic structure. Furthermore the thermal-panel is a very light and easy to install, low maintenance and highly resistant material for humidity. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesPassive design strategies have been successfully implemented to handle the sun exposure, relative humidity, natural illumination and ventilation inside the bioclimatic considerations of the project. Relative humidity is managed to create a healthy and comfortable space. The strategies used are, elevating the house 1 meter above the ground (water permeability in the ground will be possible), ideal orientation (Southeast-northwest)for cross ventilation and the installation of two polycarbonate skylights that provide the control of sunlight exposure in the interiors of the house, preventing UV to damage the furniture and Indoor environmental quality for its occupants. Large overhangs create shadows all day long in order to control the interior temperatures and natural illumination together with the thermal capacities and white color of the envelope. The use of recycled plastic louvers (Trex) creates a second envelope that surrounds the house in order to maximize the temperature control and rain exposure.On the other hand, the white color in the totality of Iseami has the goal to be able to visualize any insect or mould creation inside the house, frame and create a contrast with nature, maximize natural light and solar reflectance index (SRI 100). The roof design allows the occupants to have an integration with the mountains around with an “open to the sky” concept, this way, cross ventilation, daylight and views are present in every single space around the house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesOne important goal of Iseami house was its recyclable potential, therefore, the material selection needed to be 100% recyclable at the end of its lifecycle, therefore, recycled plastic, glass and mainly the steel (structure and panels) have been choose for the project. Plastic materials at the interior are not included to avoid the outgassing of any toxic compound found in certain plastics, sealants or aditives. Instead, the Versawall and regional materials as white mosaic floors creates a simple but well balanced interior. Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesThe construction system is based on a prefab method planned in order to get the construction time and low environmental impact on the site. The main benefit about that is the adaptation and evolution potential with the community inhabitants, which have a poor economy and will be able to imitate these solutions in different scales with very simple materials. Save this picture!DiagramThe distribution of the house looks for a new way of living where all the activities have the possibility to be developed outside, this way the integration between the interior and the exterior become succesfull and natural, creating possibilities to enjoy nature on its original state as much as the occupants desires it.Iseami House is the result of an investigation during the design process of a tropical house built on a remote and difficult site in which the main objective was to promote the benefit of the well being of the community and its occupants, all thru an emergent tropical architecture concept.Save this picture!Courtesy of Juan RoblesProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Aaron Jobson / Quattrocchi Kwok ArchitectsArticlesSchools of Tomorrow Student Design CompetitionArticles Share 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72349/iseami-house-robles-arquitectos Clipboard Costa Rica “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Citizen-journalists increasingly spied on, hounded in Iran

first_img RSF_en June 22, 2017 Citizen-journalists increasingly spied on, hounded in Iran Help by sharing this information Organisation News Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms WomenJudicial harassmentViolenceInternet Receive email alerts Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Follow the news on Iran News to go further Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more June 11, 2021 Find out more News News IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms WomenJudicial harassmentViolenceInternet The latest victims include Assal Esmaeilzadeh, a journalist and photographer who was arrested without charge on 20 June. The Tehran prosecutor’s office for culture and media arrested her after ordering her husband, Saed Seif, who runs the Dideban e Iran news website, to report for questioning. Seif later tweeted: “My wife was arrested to put pressure on me, because they are asking me to make a statement against President Hassan Rouhani and to publish false information against ministers in his government.”RSF has learned that, on 9 April, 12-year jail sentences were imposed on three citizen-journalists who were arrested in September 2016 in connections with content they had posted on Telegram.The three – Mohammad Mohajer, Alireza Tavakoli and Mohammad Mehdi Zaman Zadeh – were convicted respectively of “insulting [Supreme Leader] Ali Khamenei and Ruhollah Khomeini, the Islamic Republic’s founder,” “insulting what is most sacred in Islam” and anti-government propaganda.Users of Telegram, which is very popular in Iran, are increasingly being targeted. Telegram creator Pavel Durov has said that “Telegram has not entered into any agreements with any government on this planet,” and has “no plans to.” But statements by Iranian officials seem to belie this claim.Information and communications technology minister Mahmoud Vaezi told parliament on 7 June: “Rather than block Telegram, which would drive users to turn to another app, we have reach an agreement with those in charge of it to block content of a sexual or anti-religious nature and content condoning violence and terrorism.”A total of 173,000 Telegram accounts have so far been blocked. Vaezi said he had “launched an intelligent filtering that has enabled the verification of 400 million logos and images.” He said his ministry did not monitor the content of posts but added that, “in the past three years, at least 7 million addresses and 121 software applications for bypassing filtering have been blocked.”The censorship and persecution, which is officially intended to protect the public from immoral content, has been extended to political and religious content and to websites dedicated to human rights and women’s rights.Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, who heads the committee in charge of identifying unauthorized websites, reported in March 2017 that “more than 18,000 volunteers monitor the Internet and report crimes committed on social networks to the prosecutor’s office.”The families of five Telegram group administrators with links to reformist circles – Seid Mojtaba Bagheri, Sobhan Jafari Tash, Javad Jamshidi, Nima Keshvari and Said Naghdi – filed a complaint on 12 June about the judicial system’s slowness in handling their case.They have been held in Tehran’s Evin prison ever since Revolutionary Guards arrested them on 16 March 2016. According to the information obtained by RSF, the five men and a fellow detainee, Ali Ahmadinia, began a hunger strike on 19 June in protest against their prolonged detention.According to RSF’s tally, at least 94 Internet users, mostly Telegram users, have been arrested since the start of 2017. In most cases, journalists and citizen-journalists arrested by the regime are charged with cyber-crimes or immoral acts.Iran is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the increase in Internet censorship and harassment of citizen-journalists in Iran. According to RSF’s tally, 94 Internet users, mainly users of the instant messaging service Telegram, have been arrested since the start of the year. More and more journalists are falling victim to the war between different government factions. May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Congolese journalist jailed for “insulting” provincial governor

first_img Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Le journaliste Dek’son Assani Kamango. Photo facebook. News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders to go further Kamango, who works for Kindu-based Radio Omega and runs the Actualités Maniema news website, was arrested on 7 February and was transferred to Kindu’s main prison, where he is being held on a charge of “insulting the provincial authority.” Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Help by sharing this information Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment “This latest arrest and prolonged detention of a journalist shows that, without firm measures by the country’s most senior political leaders, all the statements in favour of press freedom will not suffice to reduce the still very worrying number of abuses against media professionals in the DRC,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa deskcenter_img News February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dek’son Assani Kamango, a journalist detained in Kindu, the capital of the eastern province of Maniema, for nothing more than an article containing criticism of the governor. According to the information obtained by JED, the governor brought a complaint against Kamango over an article listing a series of criticisms by members of the provincial parliament who elected him governor. February 24, 2021 Find out more News February 11, 2020 Congolese journalist jailed for “insulting” provincial governor News In a report published on 23 January, JED described Félix Tshisekedi’s first year as president as “worrying,” with nearly 100 abuses of different kinds against journalists and media outlets, including 14 cases of journalists being arrested and held for varying periods. Like JED, RSF regrets that the new government has taken no significant political, judicial or security measures to make journalists’ work safer. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo “We call for the unconditional release of this journalist, who should not be prison, and we reiterate our call for an urgent moratorium on arrests of journalists in connection with their work, pending legislative reform that abolishes prison sentences for press offences.” When RSF and JED met jointly with President Tshisekedi on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum on 12 November, he expressed support for the idea of a moratorium on arrests of journalists in connection with their work pending an overhaul of the 1996 press law. RSF and JED also urged him to quickly adopt a mechanism to protect journalists, of which the first step would be appointing a network of focal points in government agencies and ministries concerned with press freedom. The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more

OC spring graduation set for Saturday

first_imgLocal NewsEducation OC spring graduation set for Saturday Previous articleAn evening of brassNext articleFive things you need to know today, May 11 admin By admin – May 11, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. Odessa College will have its graduation at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Credit Default Swap Market Has Fallen Dramatically Since the Crisis

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribe Credit Default Swaps KBRA Kroll Bond Ratings Agency 2015-11-27 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago November 27, 2015 3,402 Views Credit Default Swap Market Has Fallen Dramatically Since the Crisis Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Credit Default Swap Market Has Fallen Dramatically Since the Crisis Tagged with: Credit Default Swaps KBRA Kroll Bond Ratings Agency Previous: Freddie Mac: ‘Vast Majority’ of Housing Markets Still Trying to Get Back to ‘Normal’ Next: GSEs’ Maximum Conforming Loan Limits Will Remain Largely Unchanged for 2016 The credit default swaps (CDS) market has declined dramatically since the financial crisis. Trading volumes in CDS—which are financial swap agreements in which the seller agrees to compensate the buyer of the CDS in the event of a loan default—are a mere one-fourth of what they were in 2008, totaling less than $9 trillion in amount outstanding nationally as of June 2015.What is the cause of the substantial drop in the CDS market, and what can be done to bring it back up?A report titled “Can the Credit Default Swap Market be Salvaged?” from the Kroll Bond Ratings Agency (KBRA) states that new laws and regulations focused on reducing the risk of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives products is partly to blame for the dramatic decline. But KBRA also said in the report they believe the decline is “part of a larger trend by large, systemically significant global banks to move away from products and markets that are seen as problematic.” Raising some troubling questions for both borrowers and investors is the settlement agreed to by some of the world’s largest banks regarding accusations of conspiracy to limit competition in the credit derivatives market, KBRA said.The secular decline in CDS trading raises the question as to whether the declining trend in credit derivatives trading since the crisis will be reversed—or if it can be reversed, according to KBRA. Currently, many nonbanks are entering the OTC credit derivatives market as large banks exit the space, and the nonbanks are offering trading products and clearing services that directly compete with commercial banks, according to KBRA.A number of defects remain in the market structure of OTC credit derivatives despite significant changes in regulation, and these defects have arguably intensified the effects of the 2008 crisis and become a disadvantage to both investors and borrowers, KBRA said.These defects in the market structure of OTC credit derivatives:Limit competitionMake it difficult for investors to understand the risks that large universal banks takeCreate the potential for manipulation of borrower credit spreadsAffect recognition of when defaults under CDS contracts occurThe “obvious” potential conflict between the banks’ role as lender/underwriter of the securities on one hand and credit derivatives trader on the other is one of the most important but also one of the leas talked about structural defects in the CDS market, according to KBRA.“When large universal banks act as both providers of credit and dealers in CDS, there is obviously the potential—if not the reality—for conflict,” KBRA stated. “This dual role gives CDS dealer banks both the incentive and the means to use CDS to manipulate the worldwide price and allocation of credit.”The simplest ways for Congress and other regulators to address the remaining structural defects in the CDS market are, according to KBRA:Prohibiting cash settlements of credit default contractsRequire that all CDS exposures be brought back “on balance sheet” with enhanced disclosure“We also believe that Congress and prudential regulators need to look at the potential for conflict of interest when large banks act as both lenders and dealers in securities and CDS,” KBRA said.Click here to read the complete report. 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Concern that Donegal’s tourism potential is not being realised

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – April 5, 2016 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews There have been claims that Donegal is suffering a loss in the tourism sector with Failte Irelands latest reports suggesting there is significant gap in numbers visiting the county.When compared with other counties, Kerry receives over 1m overseas visitors per year as against 250,000 in Donegal whilst Galway attracts 775,000 domestic visitors as against 274,000 in Donegal.Councillor Sean McEniff has been highlighting the issue, he says it is the result of tourism decisions being centralised in the capital:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/seanmcweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Previous articlePremier Division Draw vital to Finn Harps seasonNext articleDonegal’s bathing water is ranked mostly “excellent” by the EPA admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Google+center_img Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Concern that Donegal’s tourism potential is not being realised Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

‘Humane Attitude’ Is Required By The Court While Deciding Remand Applications Of Accused : Reiterates Himachal Pradesh HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Humane Attitude’ Is Required By The Court While Deciding Remand Applications Of Accused : Reiterates Himachal Pradesh HC [Read Order] Akshita Saxena17 Jun 2020 11:33 PMShare This – xThe Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday reiterated the significance of bail vis-à-vis right to personal liberty of an accused, in cases where custody is not required for investigation and/or where there is no apprehension of the accused fleeing from justice. The bench of Justice Sandeep Sharma granted bail to the accused in the present case, booked under the provisions of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday reiterated the significance of bail vis-à-vis right to personal liberty of an accused, in cases where custody is not required for investigation and/or where there is no apprehension of the accused fleeing from justice. The bench of Justice Sandeep Sharma granted bail to the accused in the present case, booked under the provisions of the NDPS Act, while holding, “A humane attitude is required to be adopted by a judge, while dealing with an application for remanding a suspect or an accused person to police custody or judicial custody. There are several reasons for this including maintaining the dignity of an accused person, howsoever poor that person might be, the requirements of Article 21 of the Constitution and the fact that there is enormous overcrowding in prisons, leading to social and other problems as noticed by this Court in In Re-Inhuman Conditions in 1382 Prisons.” The remarks were borrowed from the verdict of the Supreme Court in Dataram Singh v. State of Uttar Pradesh & Anr., whereby it was held that while considering prayer for grant of bail, it is important to ascertain whether the accused was participating in the investigations to the satisfaction of the investigating officer and was not absconding or not appearing when required by the investigating officer. The High Court observed that though Ganza was recovered from the conscious possession of the Petitioner in the present case, the quantity of the contraband was of “intermediate quantity”, and rigours of Section 37 of the NDPS Act (Offences to be cognizable and non-bailable) were not attracted. The court also dispelled the apprehensions expressed by the State counsel that if enlarged on bail, the Petitioner may flee from justice. It held, “Since guilt, if any, of the bail petitioner is yet to be proved, in accordance with law by the prosecution by leading cogent and convincing evidence, this Court sees no reason to curtail the freedom of the bail petitioner for indefinite period during the trial, especially when nothing remains to be recovered from him. Apprehension expressed by learned Additional Advocate General that in the event of bail petitioner being enlarged on bail, he may flee from justice or may again indulge in such activities, can be best met by putting bail petitioner to stringent conditions.” The court said that the object of bail is to secure the attendance of the accused in the trial and the proper test to be applied in the solution of the question whether bail should be granted or refused is whether it is probable that the party will appear to take his trial. Otherwise, bail is not to be withheld as a punishment. Reliance was placed on Sanjay Chandra v. CBI (2012)1 SCC 49. “The object of bail is to secure the appearance of the accused person at his trial by reasonable amount of bail. The object of bail is neither punitive nor preventative. Deprivation of liberty must be considered a punishment, unless it can be required to ensure that an accused person will stand his trial when called upon. The Courts owe more than verbal respect to the principle that punishment begins after conviction, and that every man is deemed to be innocent until duly tried and duly found guilty. Detention in custody pending completion of trial could be a cause of great hardship. From time to time, necessity demands that some unconvicted persons should be held in custody pending trial to secure their attendance at the trial but in such cases, “necessity” is the operative test,” the Bench reiterated. It therefore proceeded to allow the regular bail plea subject to the Petitioner furnishing personal bonds in the sum of Rs. 2 Lakh with two local sureties in the like amount each to the satisfaction of the learned trial Court/ Magistrate. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Two dead after small plane crashes into Georgia townhouses

first_imgiStock(ATLANTA) — A small plane crash in DeKalb County, Georgia, left both passengers dead after the aircraft flew into townhouses on Wednesday, officials said.DeKalb County Fire Capt. Dion Bentley initially confirmed that one passenger aboard the Piper PA-28 was dead, but the other person had been unaccounted for until Wednesday afternoon.There were no confirmed injuries at the townhouses, the fire captain said. Nobody was in the townhome at the time of the crash.The crash happened not long after the plane took off from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport around 10:30 a.m., according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.The plane barreled into a crawl space of the five-unit Clairmont Hills Townhouses, and a good chunk of the aircraft still remains inside the building, leaving crews currently unable to access the wreckage, Bentley said.The whole building has been condemned until further notice because of structural instability and excess fuel, Bentley added.The family of the deceased have been notified. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more