Crunch time in New York

first_img Regions: US New York Horse racing Online sports betting advocates have until April 1 to convince a reluctant Governor Andrew Cuomo to include mobile sports betting in the state budget. Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr tells iGamingBusiness.com why a market restricted to in-person wagering would be a mistake. 28th March 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Online sports betting advocates have until April 1 to convince a reluctant Governor Andrew Cuomo to include mobile sports betting in the state budget. Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr tells iGamingBusiness.com why a market restricted to in-person wagering would be a mistake.iGamingBusiness.com was speaking to Senator Joseph Addabbo on Tuesday, March 26. He has only until Monday, April 1, to win the fight to have online and mobile sports betting included in the state budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.While Addabbo has filed a separate bill to legalise online, mobile and land-based betting, as well as one legalising online poker, his current focus is on convincing Cuomo to include a mobile component in the budget.“We already have gaming in our state – we’ve had it for decades,” Addabbo says. “We even have people crossing the border into New Jersey so it’s already accessible.“And currently it’s revenue we’re losing out on, and a form of recreation we’re denying our citizens. I think we can address the addiction issue while still allowing citizens to enjoy sports betting.”Should revenue from mobile wagering be included in the budget, it would effectively become a policy matter, potentially boosting support for regulatory proposals in each legislative chamber.However, Cuomo has resisted such calls to date, arguing that it would not generate significant additional revenue for the state, and even casting doubt on whether it would be possible without a constitutional amendment.Addabbo disagrees, however. The Senator argues that currently around $9bn is generated through illegal sports betting in the state, “which doesn’t appear on many tax returns”, he adds.The revenue argument While legalised land-based wagering may capture a percentage of that market, he says, it would do little to attract those already betting online via illegal offerings.Yet with New York facing a budget shortfall of around $2.3bn – something Cuomo has blamed on federal income tax cuts – there is a pressing need to find additional sources of revenue.“The idea here is that we are trying to demonstrate to the governor the need for revenue in our state,” Addabbo says of the fight to have mobile wagering included in the budget. “A percentage of our gaming revenue goes towards our education budget, so it would be substantially increasing funding for education as well as creating new jobs, and protecting existing jobs.“We’re going through the process of convincing the governor that this is the way to go,” he continues. “We have also pointed out that neighbouring states, such as New Jersey, are doing very well [having launched mobile wagering].”He estimates that state coffers could benefit to the tune of $100m in tax revenue from legalised mobile wagering, taking a significant chunk out of the deficit. This figure could be increased further with the inclusion of licence fees, which have been set at $15m in a Senate budget proposal. With four licensed casinos in the state, this could see an additional $60m raised.Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, the main driver of gaming expansion efforts in New York’s lower legislative chamber, has said he believes the best prospects for mobile wagering lie in shepherding a bill through the Assembly and Senate. However, Addabbo believes it’s “rational” to include measures in the budget, which he describes as “the main hope” for legislation to pass.Ultimately, Addabbo says, New York would be “barely scratching the surface” of the state sports betting market if legislation passes without a mobile component.“If you look at New Jersey it’s up to about 78% and rising in terms of the mobile [and online] component,” he says. “We are so attached to our phones and to our laptops, and I think the bottom line is if we don’t do the mobile component, we’re not really doing sports betting.”However, the fight is not a case of Addabbo’s unstoppable force meeting Cuomo’s immovable object.One hurdle cleared Progress has already been made on the issue of whether a constitutional amendment is required to facilitate mobile wagering, largely due to the fact that such an amendment, which may take up to three years to pass, appears to be unnecessary.This centres around the 2013 amendment permitting the establishment of new commercial casinos in upstate New York, which was amended to permit on-premises sports betting if the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was struck down, paving the way for land-based sports betting regulations.“I believe based on our current language we have cleared the constitutionality issue,” Addabbo says. The language in the constitution requires all bets to be placed at the state’s licensed casinos.“Once we put the servers, the actual technology, on the site of our existing licensed casinos, the server is actually where the bet takes place, satisfying our constitutional language,” he explains. “If we are in any other part of the state, the bet is placed where it is received. I believe we have convinced the Governor of that point.”It is, as Addabbo says, “crunch time” in the fight for mobile wagering to be included in the state budget. However, he is unlikely to be deterred by any setbacks, with a legislative proposal, Senate Bill 17 (S00017), filed in January and assigned to the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee.Addabbo chairs this committee, having taken over the role from the now-retired Republican Senator John Bonacic after the 2018 midterm elections. Having worked with Bonacic on gaming matters for years, he is determined to deal with the “unfinished business” of mobile wagering regulations.So should Cuomo prevail and mobile wagering be left out of the state budget on 1 April, efforts will shift to leading S00017 through the legislature, starting on 2 April.It sets out an 8.5% gross revenue tax rate, as well as proposing a so-called royalty fee of 0.2% of each operator’s handle, which is to be distributed to the US professional sports leagues.Yet Addabbo is also wary of further roadblocks ahead, admitting that the Department of Justice’s revised stance on the Wire Act could have “a major ripple effect” on regulated gaming across the US.“With the transferring of information becoming second nature, part of everyday life, any adjustment to the Wire Act will have a major effect,” he says.Despite this, and despite the DoJ issuing a spirited defence of its stance in a motion to dismiss a challenge filed on behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery, he says there is potential for legal challenges to force a change.Whatever happens, however, it seems unlikely that he will be deterred in his efforts to bring online betting and gaming to New York residents.“There’s a momentum growing down the East Coast and the states that surround us are doing well or will do very well, [from legal mobile and online wagering],” he says. “To sit on the sideline and watch the opportunity go by would not be the right direction for our state.“If we do it right, protecting the consumer and the sport itself, I think we would do very well with it,” Addabbo explains. “I don’t mind the slow, methodical analysis of it but hopefully that analysis will prove that we can and should do this.” Crunch time in New York Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: People Sports betting Horse racinglast_img read more

Sweden proposes extending Covid-19 deposit cap until November

first_imgAside from the SEK5,000 monthly deposit limit, the memorandum put forward by the government also includes measures making it mandatory for players to set limits on playing time with online casinos and on gaming machines. Email Address Last week, a report from Sweden’s State Treasury found 85% of gambling in the country during 2020 took place with operators licensed in Sweden, a decrease from the reported figure in 2019. “We therefore need to act to reduce the risks for the most vulnerable consumers.” However, Swedish online industry association Branscheforenigen för Onlinespel (BOS) has hit out at the proposals, with its chair Gustaf Hoffstedt saying that any extension will lead to more flow of consumers to unlicensed operators. The measures were put in place last July and although the regulations were only intended to last until the end of 2020, they have been extended on a number of occasions, the most recent being until June 2021. Legal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sweden proposes extending Covid-19 deposit cap until November “We see that the spread of Covid-19 is still high in Sweden, the current situation entails great risks for consumers in the gaming market,” Swedish Minister of Social Insurance Ardalan Shekarabi said. Topics: Legal & compliance Online casino Legal Regions: Sweden “The leakage for online casinos is particularly high, where as much as every fourth gaming krona is played outside the Swedish licensed market.center_img 9th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Operators are also only able to offer bonuses of up to SEK100 for both online casinos and gaming machines under current rules. The proposed memorandum will remain open for consultation until 3 May. “It is provocative that the Swedish government in a rhetoric about caring for the consumer in practice does the opposite and hurts the Swedish gaming license market with its strong consumer protection,” Hoffstedt said. However, with concerns over the current high rate of Covid-19 in the country, the government has proposed keeping the restrictions until the winter. Tags: Covid-19 Depost Cap Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “The government seems unaware that their own expert authority, the Swedish Agency for Public Management, just over a week ago stated that the leakage from the Swedish gaming market to the unregulated gaming market is alarmingly high,” Hoffstedt said. Hoffstedt said any regulations that could lead to more leakage of players to such unregulated sites put player safety at risk, with these operators not offering the same protections as licensed websites. The Swedish government has put forward proposals to extend novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions on the country’s online gambling industry, including an SEK5,000 monthly deposit limit, until 14 November.  “To extend restrictions that are disapproved by gaming consumers is to ask for continued problems for the channelling into the licensed market when it comes to online casinos.”last_img read more

Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

El ministerio episcopal para los sordos continua su larga historia…

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La Iglesia Episcopal tiene probablemente 25 iglesias para sordos hoy en día, la mayoría de ellas dirigidas por líderes laicos con discapacidades auditivas o sordos, dijo Stuart, presidente de la ECD.Hace años, había muchos más sacerdotes sordos porque “las oportunidades de empleo para los sordos se limitaban a cosas como maestros para sordos, predicadores, trabajos manuales”, dijo ella. “Ahora, en 2013, todo el mundo se ha hecho más inclusivo”. En la actualidad, las personas sordas “pueden llegar a ser todo lo que quieran”.La disminución de sacerdotes sordos también refleja las tendencias culturales en general, agregó. “Sucede lo mismo en las iglesias para audientes.  Hay muchos menos jóvenes que se encaminan al sacerdocio”.La comunidad de sordos también se está reduciendo, dijo el obispo Philip Duncan de la Diócesis de la Costa del Golfo Central, que incluye la iglesia de San Marcos para Sordos [St. Mark’s Church for the Deaf] en Mobile. “Algunas de las cosas que no podían curarse, ahora pueden cambiarse para permitir que las personas oigan, con el implante coclear y cosas semejantes”.El padre de Stuart fue sacerdote a cargo de San Marcos. Después de su muerte en 2011, no apareció ningún otro sacerdote que dominara el lenguaje de signos para servir a la congregación de sordos, localizada a 613 kilómetros de Birmingham. “Yo estoy más cerca y podría ir hasta allí, pero no podría ir muy a menudo”, agregó.Luego Duncan participó en un oficio en el que recibió a un hombre en el seno de la Iglesia Episcopal a través de una conexión de vídeo a larga distancia. El hombre había sido movilizado recientemente por las Fuerzas Armadas. “Podíamos verlo, él nos podía ver”, recordó el obispo. “Nosotros le teníamos en una gran pantalla, y todo el mundo en la congregación miraba, y fue sencillamente fabuloso”.Esa experiencia inspiró el lanzamiento de similares transmisiones semanales en vivo desde la iglesia de Stuart, para facilitar que San Marcos y otras iglesias de sordos participaran de la eucaristía. Las iglesias distantes reciben el vídeo a través de una computadora portátil y lo proyectan en una pantalla en el santuario.“La idea es que, cuando estemos en el oficio… resulte lo mismo que si estuvieras sentado conmigo en los bancos de San Juan”, dijo Stuart. “Decimos las oraciones juntos”. A diferencia de ver pasivamente una transmisión televisiva, los feligreses participan deteniendo el mecanismo de la transmisión en vivo y leyendo las lecciones del día por sí mismos. “Cuando llegamos al Evangelio, ellos se vuelven a integrar”, explicó Stuart. “Yo leo el Evangelio, les doy el sermón. Y luego ellos todos se unen en el Credo Niceno… Voy despacio y doy instrucciones respecto a lo que sigue”.Cuando llega el momento de dar la Comunión, los ministros laicos de la eucaristía en las iglesias de sordos locales usan pan y vino presantificado, agregó Stuart.Hasta ahora, cuatro iglesias, incluida la de Santa Ana, han usado los servicios sustitutos, ya sea de manera regular o intermitente.La congregación de Santa Ana se reunió por primera vez en la Universidad de Nueva York en 1852 y en la actualidad adora en la capilla inferior de la iglesia episcopal de San Jorge [St. George’s] en Nueva York. “Atrae a sordos, sordos ciegos, personas con discapacidades auditivas o de otras clases, así como individuos que oyen normalmente provenientes de otras comunidades, entre ellos estudiantes universitarios interesados en aprender acerca de la cultura de los sordos y en participar de nuestra Santa Eucaristía”, dijo Evelyn Schafer, ministra laica de la eucaristía y líder de culto, que es sorda, en una entrevista por correo electrónico.“Tal como el Rdo. Thomas Gallaudet nos enseñó, acogemos a todos el mundo. Nuestros feligreses responden a toda una variedad de orígenes, étnicos, socioeconómicos, lingüísticos y culturales; esto nos hace muy diversos en nuestro ministerio. Cualquier domingo uno puede esperar entre 15 y 25 o más participantes. Después del oficio ofrecemos un almuerzo caliente, ya que muchas personas sordas viajan desde lejos en el área metropolitana para asistir a los oficios”.La anterior sacerdote de Santa Ana, la Rda. María Santiviago, se jubiló en 2011. Un sacerdote suplente sordo, el Rdo. William Erich Krengel, de Connecticut, predica ahora una o dos veces al mes y oficia valiéndose de la voz y de lenguaje de signos. Los otros domingos, la iglesia usa el DVD de Stuart o una transmisión en vivo vía Internet, o ambas cosas, dijo Schafer, uno de los dos líderes laicos de la congregación. “El uso del DVD ha sido una bendición. La transmisión en vivo tiene algunos problemas técnicos que deben resolverse”.La congregación también celebra un creciente número de oficios conjuntos, utilizando interpretación en el lenguaje de signos americano (ASL, por su sigla en inglés) en su parroquia anfitriona del Calvario-San Jorge [Calvary-St. George’s] y en la catedral de San Juan el Teólogo [Cathedral of St. John the Divine], dijo Schafer.La iglesia episcopal de San Bernabé para Sordos [St. Barnabas Episcopal Church of the Deaf], una misión que iniciara Thomas Gaullaudet en la Diócesis Episcopal de Washington, también ha usado el vídeo en vivo, pero no con frecuencia, porque los oficios se transmiten a las 11:00 A.M., pero en la costa oriental los oficios suelen ser a las 10:00 A.M., dijo Thomas Hattaway, ministro autorizado de la eucaristía. Él, que ha estado sordo desde que tenía 18 meses, se comunicó por teléfono a través de un intérprete, con quien estaba conectado vía videófono.La iglesia cuenta con unos 40 miembros, de los cuales de 10 a 15 asisten como promedio los domingos, reuniéndose en la capilla de San Juan de Norwood [St. John’s Norwood] in Chevy Chase, Maryland, dijo él. Al igual que Santa Ana, San Bernabé está repartido entre varios sacerdotes, y Hattaway y otros dos ministros laicos dirigen la congregación. A veces tienen la visita de predicadores invitados —incluidos ministros luteranos.Hattaway hace algunas visitas pastorales. “En el pasado, sí tuvimos intérpretes que venían e interpretaban para las personas que eran sordas y ciegas”, dijo. La iglesia también tenía un ministerio de los niños. “Sin contar con un sacerdote en el lugar, todo ha quedado de algún modo en suspenso en este momento”.Santa Ana, que la Diócesis de Nueva York estaba contemplando cerrar antes de que Santiviago llegara en 2007, sigue teniendo una variedad de ministerios además de los oficios del domingo, dijo Schafer. Un ministerio de participación comunitaria los jueves brinda la oportunidad de socializar.“Algunos de nuestros feligreses son personas sin hogar, desempleados y solitarios”, apuntó. “A fin de ayudarlos a desarrollarse, necesitan motivación y aliento. En consecuencia, hemos expandido nuestro programa de los jueves para que nuestros feligreses participen de varios programas sociales y educativos dentro y fuera de la comunidad”.Una estudiante del Seminario Teológico General, la diácona Arlette Benoit, dirigió recientemente las clases bíblicas de la iglesia, que ella ha elegido como el lugar donde oficiará su primer servicio después de ser ordenada al presbiterado. Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 En la foto con el Rdo. Henry Buzzard, sentado, aparecen (de izquierda a derecha) la líder laica Melissa Inniss, el obispo de Nueva York Andrew Dietsche y la líder laica Evelyn Schafer en la iglesia de Santa Ana para Sordos. Buzzard, que acababa de celebrar su 90º. Cumpleaños, es sacerdote jubilado de Santa Ana y fue el primer sacerdote sordo y ciego en Estados Unidos. Él es uno de los autores de Thomas Gallaudet Apostle to the Deaf  [Thomas Gallaudet, apóstol de los sordos]. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group “La Iglesia Episcopal comenzó a ministrar a personas sordas hace más de 150 años, cuando el Rdo. Thomas Gallaudet inició sus oficios en lenguaje de signos en la ciudad de Nueva York en 1852”, informa la página web de la Conferencia Episcopal de los Sordos [ECD, sigla en inglés]. Gallaudet inauguró la iglesia de Santa Ana para Sordos [St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf] —que se cree haya sido la primer iglesia de sordos de cualquier denominación— y organizó otras congregaciones episcopales para sordos a través del país.La Iglesia Episcopal fue también la primera denominación en ordenar a una persona sorda —el Rdo. Henry Winter Syle en 1876, según la página web. Él y Gallaudet comparten un día festivo (el 27 de agosto) en el calendario episcopal.El padre de Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, “fue el primero en introducir en Estados Unidos el lenguaje de signos y la idea de la educación para sordos”, señaló Stuart. Y su hermano, Edward Miner Gallaudet, “fundó el Gallaudet College, Universidad de Gallaudet en la actualidad, con apoyo congresional y la firma de Abraham Lincoln en 1864. Esta es la única universidad de humanidades en todo el mundo dedicada específicamente a la educación de sordos”. Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Por Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 15, 2013 center_img Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID El ministerio episcopal para los sordos continua su larga historia de servicio por nuevas vías Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN La Rda. Cathy Deats canta y se comunica por signos durante la eucaristía del 10 de julio en la Convención General de 2009, a la que asistió como diputada por primera vez. Durante una convención anterior, ella sirvió como intérprete voluntaria de lenguaje de signos. Su iglesia, Santiago Apóstol [St. James’] en Hackettstown, Nueva Jersey, es el centro del programa del ministerio de los sordos de la Diócesis de Newark. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service] Cuando la Rda. Marianne Stuart celebra la eucaristía el domingo por la mañana en Birmingham, Alabama, sus feligreses pueden estar en los bancos a unas cuantas horas al sur, en Mobile, o a más de un día de viaje por carretera en Nueva York.Hija audiente de padres sordos, Stuart, se comunica, al mismo tiempo, verbalmente y a través de un lenguaje de signos en los oficios que preside como rectora de la iglesia episcopal de San Juan para Sordos [St. John’s Episcopal Church for the Deaf] en la Diócesis de Alabama. Sus eucaristías semanales se transmiten “en vivo” por la Internet valiéndose de Skype para facilitarle a episcopales en congregaciones de sordos sin sacerdotes que participen del oficio en sus propios lugares y reciban el pan y el vino de los sacramentos reservados de las parroquias locales. Stuart también envía DVDs del próximo evangelio y sermón de cada semana a unas treinta direcciones —principalmente a individuos, pero también a un puñado de iglesias que las usan durante la oración Matutina y a una mujer que usa el Evangelio para un estudio bíblico para sordos en Carolina del Norte. En otros sitios, iglesias episcopales como la de Santiago Apóstol [St. James’] en Hackettstown, Nueva Jersey, ofrecen interpretación de lenguaje de signos en sus oficios.Todo es parte de un esfuerzo por ministrar las necesidades espirituales de los sordos y de personas con discapacidades auditivas y constituye la última encarnación de la larga historia del ministerio de los sordos en la Iglesia Episcopal. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Servicios de interpretación de lenguaje de signos
Si bien no todas las diócesis tienen iglesias de sordos, algunas congregaciones a través de la Iglesia ofrecen servicios de interpretación en lenguaje de signos americano (ASL). La Conferencia Episcopal de Sordos (ECD) proporciona financiación hasta por tres años para ayudar a las congregaciones a establecer servicios de interpretación y también ofrece subvenciones para pagar salarios de clérigos de media jornada o para ayudar a seminaristas sordos, dijo Stuart. La ECD recibe ayuda económica de la Iglesia Episcopal —$24.000 a lo largo del presente trienio— y también se sostiene con legados y donaciones, explicó.El ministerio de los sordos de la Diócesis de Newark tiene su sede en la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol [St. James’ Episcopal Church] en Hackettstown, Nueva Jersey, que ofrece interpretación de lenguaje de signos en todos sus oficios y actividades. La Rda. Sheila Shuford, diácona de la iglesia, es sorda, y la rectora, Rda. Cathy Deats, es intérprete [de lenguaje de signos] y tiene discapacidad auditiva.“Prestamos fundamentalmente servicios de información y referencia”, dijo Deats. En 2012, el ministerio informó a la convención diocesana que sus empeños comunitarios incluían seis meses de servicios de capellanía para pacientes sordos en un hospital psiquiátrico, la mentoría de un postulante al diaconado que estaba contemplando el ministerio de los sordos y el ofrecer servicios de interpretación [de lenguaje de signos] de emergencia al hospital de Hackettstown.Según el informe, el 17 por ciento de los estadounidenses adultos —36 millones de personas— presentan pérdida de la audición en alguna medida. “La discapacidad auditiva y la sordera tardía (el volverse sordo de adulto) constituyen la inmensa mayoría de las personas con pérdida de audición que encontrarán nuestras iglesias”.Por haber experimentado pérdida de audición, Deats, que ha trabajado como intérprete y como diputada en la Convención General, y como intérprete de signos en los eventos diocesanos, comprende la frustración de intentar seguir lo que se dice. “La gente no se da cuenta. No se trata del volumen. Es el tamaño del salón. Es el ruido de fondo”. El usar un aparato para ayudar a oír puede significar “que uno no pueda oír nada que no salga por un micrófono”.Pero las personas en una reunión pueden ignorar las repetidas peticiones de usar el micrófono o de repetir una pregunta.“En algún momento, te das por vencida”. “Después de un rato, dices, ‘entenderé lo que pueda, y tal vez me lo piense dos veces antes de asistir a una reunión como ésa’, porque resulta frustrante, y no quieres ser la única —ah otra vez esa latosa… que siempre está mencionando los micrófonos”.En la defensa de la existencia de las iglesias para sordos “hay numerosas personas sordas que temen que su cultura de sordera y lenguaje de signos llegue a perderse. Comparto el temor acerca de la lengua de signos”, dijo Deats. Pero ella cree también que existe una tremenda oportunidad misional en llegar a aquellos que presentan alguna discapacidad auditiva.“Hay una inmensa población de individuos con discapacidad auditiva”, afirma. “No puedo creer que no podamos incluirlos en algún tipo de labor de alcance comunitario… Cada vez afecta a mayor número de personas. Todos vamos por ese camino, gústenos o no: si uno llega a ser lo bastante viejo no va a oír tan bien”.Y añadió: “en verdad respeto a una persona sorda que quiere estar en un culto donde no tiene que mirar a un intérprete. Creo que debe haber una liturgia para los sordos, no me cabe duda”.Con un oficio interpretado, dijo Deats, “tienes que mirar constantemente” y prestarle atención tanto a la persona que habla como al intérprete. “Luego están las lecturas responsoriales. Leemos los salmos a toda carrera, y eso es casi imposible de seguir para una persona sorda que esté participando, mientras que un oficio para sordos puede encontrar un acomodo a esa necesidad”.Hattaway ayudó a una iglesia en Florida que tenía un intérprete y ahora ayuda en San Bernabé, en el área de Washington, D.C. Él se siente cómodo lo mismo con un intérprete que con un oficio en lenguaje de signos, afirmó. “Es lo mismo, de cualquier manera”.Pero Schafer dijo que ella se siente más cómoda en Santa Ana. “En una iglesia de sordos, los sermones son más breves y en consecuencia la vista se fatiga menos. Me siento más conectada con el sacerdote cuando el nos invita a hacer preguntas después de su sermón. En una iglesia normal, existe una distancia física mayor entre el sacerdote y yo. Y también, aunque los intérpretes son útiles y necesarios, crean una barrera invisible entre una persona sorda y el sacerdote”.“Crecí en un mundo audiente esforzándome por entender y aprender acerca de mi fe cristiana en una iglesia audiente”, dijo. Asistí a oficios normales, estudié en las clases bíblicas, fui confirmada, pero no oía a mis ministros ni a mis maestros. Dependía de la lectura de libros para educarme por mí misma. También dependía de mi familia, especialmente de mi amorosa madre que se tomó el tiempo adicional para ayudarme en mi desarrollo religioso y educativo”.En la actualidad, ella siente que tiene lo mejor de ambas iglesias: Santa Ana y El Calvario-San Jorge, la iglesia audiente que los apoyó y que a veces comparte el culto con ellos.Y ella valora la historia de su iglesia, como la primera iglesia para sordos de Estados Unidos. “Disfruto en compartir la historia de Santa Ana con personas de todas partes del país y del mundo. Puedo compartir plenamente mi fe con otros sordos y con personas que oyen por igual”.– Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Las iglesias e individuos interesados en obtener mayor información acerca de los oficios por DVD o por transmisiones a través de Internet desde San Juan pueden dirigirse a Marianne Stuart en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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WIN the training jersey Dan Carter wore in adidas trick shots video

first_imgTuesday Jul 3, 2012 WIN the training jersey Dan Carter wore in adidas trick shots video Last week we launched the Everything’s a Target adidas video #1, which included a chance to win a Dan Carter signed ball. Today we’ve got the second brilliant video, and thanks to the nice people at adidas, we’ve been given the top he wore, and later signed, to give to one lucky RD user.This video features a similar scenario to before as Meghan Mutrie challenges young Fletcher Smith to a series of kicking tasks. As you’ll see, everything is indeed a target and as it features one or two incredible bits of skill from the great All Black, who was wearing the new adidas Predator Incurza’s.View all the videos and find out more about the boots at http://facebook.com/adidasRugbyWIN A SIGNED DAN CARTER TRAINING JERSEY! To enter, make sure you watch the video then leave a comment below telling us who you think will win the inaugral Rugby Championship, and why. Register to comment | Login*You may also enter by tweeting us with hashtag #adidasRD and your answerThis competition is now closed! You may continue the discussion below if you’d like, but a winner has been chosen and notified. Thanks to those that took part. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Chacala House / Estudio Macías Peredo + CoA Arquitectura

first_imgCopyAbout this officeEstudio Macías PeredoOfficeFollowCoA ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChacalaIcebergMexicoPublished on May 25, 2019Cite: “Chacala House / Estudio Macías Peredo + CoA Arquitectura” 25 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Chacala 住宅,茅草与木材融合的框架住宅 / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macías Peredo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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784775/chacala-house-coa-arquitectura-plus-estudio-macias-peredo Clipboard Chacala House / Estudio Macías Peredo + CoA ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveChacala House / Estudio Macías Peredo + CoA Arquitectura Mexico Photographs:  Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, Onnis Luque, Jaime Sicilia Construction:CoA arquitecturaCollaborators:Carlos Mendiola, Saraí Chávez, Raúl MirandaArchitect In Charge:Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, Magui Peredo Arenas, Salvador Macías CoronaCity:ChacalaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The project was a rest house which includes the social areas and master bedroom on the ground floor overlooking the sea, four bedrooms to accommodate a family in each, and service areas.Save this picture!© Jaime SiciliaRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedA huge fig tree, a palm tree and visual openings to the sea were the conditioning for the house.Save this picture!Bottom PlanThe palm serves to confine a courtyard entrance where vegetation dialogues with the apparent structure, they welcome and announce what will be the theme of the whole house: a grid of columns and beams like an skeleton that modulate, order, delimit and qualify the different spaces.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe main enclosure conforms a palapa that houses open living and dining room, adjoining a pool that serves the auction house, which dilutes its border with the ocean horizon is located.Save this picture!SectionThe palapa is complemented on one side by a patio deck on the axis marked by the fig tree, which is followed by another backyard that introduces light and vegetation to the family room area. The bedroom is located at the beginning of the same axis, and through the sequence of courtyards, you also enjoy the scenery without losing your privacy.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueA semi-open staircase leads to the four bedrooms upstairs modulated under the same order and thatched by two palapas, which generate a double height housing the bath with a timber closure on which a loft is enabled.Save this picture!Top PlanThe house can live as closed or open as you want, allowing you to enjoy the sea breeze and vegetation that seeks to introduce the jungle immediate context by a rich variety of species.Save this picture!© Francisco Gutiérrez PeregrinaThe apparent materials, palapas and wood, aimed at producing a “natural and relaxed” atmosphere.This is a house to live, to see, to relax or simply be.Save this picture!© Francisco Gutiérrez PeregrinaOriginally published on 4 April, 2016Project gallerySee allShow less Architects: CoA Arquitectura, Estudio Macías Peredo Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina+ 13Curated by Daniela Cruz Sharecenter_img ArchDaily Photographs Year:  2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784775/chacala-house-coa-arquitectura-plus-estudio-macias-peredo Clipboard CopyHouses•Chacala, Mexico Area:  375 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Share Chacala House / Estudio Macías Peredo + CoA Arquitecturalast_img read more

No. 2 Rifle tops UTEP in season opener

first_img‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs TCU Rifle team photographed in Fort Worth, Texas on August 25, 2017. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates + posts Twitter printTCU Rifle team photographed in Fort Worth, Texas on August 25, 2017. Photo by Sharon EllmanThe TCU women’s rifle team opened the season with the highest score in the NCAA this season, helping them to defeat the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) at home.The Frogs fired an air rifle score of 2,381, the fourth-highest score in program history, along with a smallbore score of 2,327. Senior Rachel Garner tied for the fourth-best mark in TCU history with her air rifle score of 599. Her score was one point shy of a perfect score and a career high for the senior. Junior Casey Lutz followed Garner with a 597 in air rifle. Sophomore Elizabeth Marsh and first-year Kristen Hemphill rounded out the top four overall scores with scores of 594 and 591.Garner also led the field in smallbore with her mark of 587. Marsh and Hemphill fired a 582 and 580, respectively, to follow Garner’s lead in the smallbore and Lutz shot a 578 to round out the team score of 2,327.TCU turned in the top four aggregate scorers with Garner’s mark of 1,186 leading the way. Hemphill finished fourth in her first collegiate match with a mark of 1,171. The Horned Frogs will travel to Navy Saturday for their next meet. Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Twitter Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions Facebook ReddIt Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Actions have consequencesNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Preseason Hot Takes Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Olivia Wales Lessons of perseverancelast_img read more

Red Flag Parking Restrictions in Effect

first_img Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Beginning on 1/13/2014 at 3:00 a.m., parking is restricted on streets designated for “No Parking” due to Red Flag conditions. Vehicles parked in violation may be subject to being fined and towed. Red Flag parking restrictions will remain in place until further notice.A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected. The combination of very strong winds and low relative humidity, as well as sufficiently dry fuels, should result in favorable conditions for rapid fire growth if fire ignition occurs. For more information on what a Red Flag Warning means, please see http://www.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=RED%20FLAG%20WARNINGThank you for your cooperation. For more information, you can go to: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/fire/red_flag/To review your notification choices and methods for the Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, please click the Self Registration link at http://www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire/PLEAS/ and log in. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week latest #1 Red Flag Parking Restrictions in Effect Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014 | 8:37 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Collopy extradition

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCollopy extraditionBy admin – January 13, 2013 610 Twitter He has been on the run since 2010 after his brothers, Kieran, Damian and Brian were sentenced to imprisonment for threatening a former associate, Willie Moran, who they believed had money belonging to their late brother Phillip.A European arrest warrant was issued when he was arrested by Bulgarian police. Previous articleHoran names Limerick team for clash with ClareNext articleMan faces prison for benefit fraud admin WhatsApp Vincent Collopy, a member of the high-profile crime family, is to be extradited from Bulgaria on charges relating to serious criminal activity in Limerick.However, the 33-year-old from St. Mary’s Park will first have to face charges in Bulgaria arising  out of a drugs and weapons find at an apartment on the Black Sea last April.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Linkedin Email Facebook Printlast_img read more

FHFA Allows for Third Parties to Solve Loan Repurchase Disputes

first_img FHFA Allows for Third Parties to Solve Loan Repurchase Disputes Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Loan Repurchases 2016-02-02 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 2, 2016 1,337 Views  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Loan Repurchases The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. center_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Allows for Third Parties to Solve Loan Repurchase Disputes Previous: Kentucky Amends Foreclosure Sale Rules Next: Counsel’s Corner: HOA Super-Priority Lien Issue Not as Clear After Court Opinion Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac announced Tuesday the establishment of an independent dispute resolution (IDR) process for solving mortgage repurchase disputes.In 2012, FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac made the representation and warranty framework​  a priority to complete in the conservatorship scorecards, the announcement noted. The 2016 scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions provided direction to complete IDR as part of that framework.”The IDR process provides the Enterprises and lenders a mechanism for resolving a repurchase dispute and avoiding the possibility that a dispute might languish unresolved for an extended period of time as has often occurred in the past,” said Melvin L. Watt, FHFA Director. “IDR is the final part of the Representation and Warranty Framework which, taken as a whole, will increase clarity for lenders and will ultimately increase access to mortgages for creditworthy borrowers.”The IDR portion of the framework is designed to allow lenders to escalate unresolved loan level disputes to a neutral third-party arbitrator after the appeal and escalation processes have been exhausted, the announcements said.”The IDR process is specifically designed to address alleged loan-level breaches of selling representations or warranties that remain unresolved after completion of the appeals process,” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac noted. “The IDR process will not replace the Government Sponsored Enterprises’ current quality control and related appeal processes, but will allow a neutral third party to resolve demands that remain unresolved after the appeal and escalation processes have been exhausted.”According to the FHFA, Fannie, and Freddie, the IDR process is available on loans delivered to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on or after January 1, 2016. More information will be provided in the GSEs’ selling guide later this year.”The IDR process provides the Enterprises and lenders a mechanism for resolving a repurchase dispute and avoiding the possibility that a dispute might languish unresolved for an extended period of time as has often occurred in the past.” Mel Watt, FHFA DirectorAndrew Bon Salle, EVP, Single-Family Business at Fannie Mae stated, “Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with our customers to help clarify our policies and guidelines related to representations and warranties. Our intention has been to ensure lenders can lend with confidence knowing that if they originated to Fannie Mae guidelines their risk of repurchase has been minimized. Many lenders have told us that our efforts are paying off, and that they are more comfortable lending to the full credit box of our guidelines. This latest step provides a clear, reliable and independent process to resolve disagreements over repurchase requests in a timely fashion when needed.  We believe we’ve created a system that addresses our customers’ concerns.  We’ll continue to work closely with our customers to drive simplicity and certainty in all aspects of our business.””Today’s announcement finishes a four-year process to give our lenders a simpler, clearer, and more certain representations and warranties framework for originations,” said Donna Corley, SVP, Division Chief Risk Officer, Single-Family at Freddie Mac. “The final piece is a new independent dispute resolution (IDR) process for handling alleged loan-level breaches of selling representations or warranties that are unresolved after completing our appeals process. This process empowers lenders to refer these disputes to a neutral third party for a final decision. The transformation of the representation and warranties framework was undertaken at the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Today’s announcement underscores the steady fulfillment of our commitment to work with all stakeholders to strengthen America’s mortgage finance system.””I applaud the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac for their effort in establishing another important piece to their representation and warranty framework,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of The Five Star Institute. “The implementation of an independent dispute resolution process for resolving repurchase disputes within Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be a tremendous help to lenders in the mortgage industry and will increase access to credit for borrowers. I strongly support these government agencies’ actions to further expand lenders’ businesses and boost homeownership in the U.S.”Click here to view the FHFA announcement.Click here to view Fannie Mae’s announcement.Click here to view Freddie Mac’s announcement.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com.last_img read more