Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted May 27, 2015 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Anglican Alliance] Two weeks after the second earthquake, the extent of the devastation is emerging in Nepal. Eight million people have been affected by the earthquakes, more than 8,600 people have been killed, 16,808 people reported injured and more than 750,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, according to latest UNOCHA figures (18 May 2015).A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25 with the epicentre about 50 miles north-west of the capital, Kathmandu. Tremors were felt across the region and aftershocks affected the area for several days. A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3, struck Dolakha district, 100 miles east of Kathmandu on 12 May. Powerful aftershocks continued for hours, including 5.6 and 6.3 magnitude tremors. The area, already affected by the first earthquake, suffered additional casualties and further destruction to buildings and homes.In several districts (Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot and Dolakha), more that 95% of people have had their homes destroyed, according to MapAction, May 15. Even in less affected areas people can’t shelter in buildings that are still standing, because of the risk of further aftershocks. Thousands are living out in the open, exposed to the elements both the cold and the rain.According to a May 19 Ministry of Health and Population report, out of a total of 1,100 health facilities in the region, 427 are completely destroyed and 673 have been damaged.Humanitarian situationAn immediate priority has been for emergency shelter as the monsoon season begins in June and it is already raining. While over 175,000 tarpaulins and 8,000 tents had been distributed (UNOCHA May 18), communities in remote and hard to reach areas are still to be helped with high quality tarpaulins, tools and household items (including blankets).The government has organized a district authority-led rapid multi-sectoral assessment across Village Development Committees (VDC) to learn about the situation in all affected districts. In addition to shelter, food, clean water and sanitation, household items and hygiene kits are top priorities.UN World Food Program (WFP) report that the window of opportunity—just weeks before the onset of the monsoon—to deliver life-saving food, shelter and medical supplies is closing rapidly for people living high up in the mountains with no road access. Once the monsoon rains begin, access to the high-lying villages will be seriously curtailed.WFP is racing against the clock to deliver food and assist other organizations in delivering shelter materials by helicopter, trucks, tractors and, starting this week, approximately 20,000 local porters who will trek into some of the remotest villages carrying food and shelter on their backs.News from Deanery of NepalThe Very Rev. Lewis Lew, Dean of Nepal, was distributing rice and supplies in Godarwari, 35 miles south-west of the epicenter, Namche Bazaar when the second earthquake hit. He reports that “this second quake devastated the hope of many Nepalese who thought things were getting better and that the country was on the road to recovery, after the first quake… I could see in the eyes of the villagers; fear, frustration and in some the anger that so little has been done for them. Once again, they are plunged into great despair. Although the second quake had been smaller in scale, the people looked more affected. There are also more damages to buildings, roads, and to an already weak economy.”“All over the place, we could see the people trooping out into the open, to once again set up tents and temporary shelters, getting ready for more after shocks. For many, they were just fearful of being caught in crumbling buildings, as many of the after shocks were equally sizeable to the quake itself, with some measuring up to 6.3. Some buildings that survived the first quake had unfortunately failed in the second.”Once Dean Lew returned to the capital Kathmandu he said, “We could hear the sound of sirens filled the air. Ambulances from all directions were rushing the injured to the hospitals. We could also see the long lines of injured outside the hospitals. It was like a scene in the war movie; except that this is real. As the aftershocks continued through the day and night, the people began to camp out in the open braving the cold nights.”He continues “with 8 million people throughout Nepal affected, 530,000 houses destroyed across 39 of Nepal’s 75 districts, the relief and rebuilding work is mammoth, and it will be for the long haul. Our deanery’s immediate response is to provide food supplies and temporary shelter to help the people cope with the monsoon that will last till mid September. After which, we will focus on helping with the rebuilding in the district of Dhading, where we have more than 50% of our Anglican members. This rebuilding phase could take between 18 months to 3 years.”Trafficking concernThere is real concern that Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying the sex trade, according to a Guardian report. NGOs fear that criminal networks will use the cover of the rescue effort to target poor rural communities from which an estimated 15,000 girls are already trafficked a year.Girls and young women in these communities have long been targeted by traffickers, who abduct them and force them into sex work. Some are taken abroad to East Asia, and beyond. But the majority end up in Indian brothels where tens of thousands are working in appalling conditions.Sometimes, the enslavement of people impoverished by an emergency is portrayed as an act of charity, for example giving a child “a roof over their head” as a domestic slave; or the hope of already poor people for a better life is used against them with the deception of falsely offering decent work abroad.There is great need at this time for awareness of these risks within the community to protect not just children but everyone who, already poor, have been made even more vulnerable to the danger of trafficking. This issue is looked at in depth in another recent Guardian report.Dean Lew writes “In a sinister new development parents are being urged to protect children from roaming gangs of ruthless human traffickers, who, it is reported, can earn $570 for every girl or boy they supply.”“At least 950,000 children in Nepal are in makeshift tents, on the streets or simply out of school and will not be able to return for months unless urgent action is taken.”“With all classrooms closed until May 29, in a country, which in recent years has lost 200,000 girls to cross-border trafficking and exploitation, fears are now growing that children consigned to the streets or camps may be easy prey.”Response supportThe Diocese of Singapore, through its crisis relief ministry Anglican Crisis Relief, Outreach & Support, Singapore (ACROSS) has sent a medical team to Nepal and more are being planned.Dean Lew says “I am extremely thankful for the support of our partners from other Dioceses, Mission Agencies, our Mission Deaneries and our local parishes. Thank you for giving to the Nepal Relief Fund. To date, we have received a total of $245,000 and we need more to meet the demand of the rebuilding before us.”Information about how to support the Deanery of Nepal, including points for prayer, can be found on the Diocese of Singapore website.Visit the Anglican Alliance website for more prayers for Nepal and information about Anglican agencies supporting the people of Nepal through response appeals.Share prayers for Nepal on the Prayer Wall of the Anglican Communion website. 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TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigil + posts Ben Shapiro speaks at a Young America’s Foundation event. (Photo Credits: yaf.org) Facebook ReddIt printThe president of a student group bringing a conservative commentator to campus said the group is hoping to spark dialogue, not controversy. Cameron Kawato, president of Young Americans for Freedom, said Ben Shapiro was invited to TCU to bring awareness about conservative perspectives and opinions. He is expected to talk about “leftist myths” of “white privilege, multiculturalism, institutional racism and inequity in America,” according to a YAF flyer.YAF flyer for Ben Shapiro event (Tamera Hyatte/TCU360)Kawato said he does not want the speech to be conveyed as aggressive by those who do not share the same conservative views. “I want [everyone] to ask questions,” said Kawato. “I really want them to challenge him, so they can possibly have their minds changed or think about these sort of things.”Shapiro, who has a law degree from Harvard Law School, is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, a political conservative American news website, and the host of the Ben Shapiro Show, a daily online podcast.He spoke at the University of Missouri last November and was critical of the protests there that resulted in then-UM System President Tom Wolfe stepping down. According to the Columbia Missourian, the University of Missouri’s news website, Shapiro gave a lecture titled “Truth is a Microaggression” to an overflow crowd. “I hope a lot of people get to see our point of view,” said Kawato, a senior political science major. “And I hope maybe people who are already conservatives get to arm themselves with some facts and figures he’ll bring because he’s all about facts and figures and statistics.”TCU recently named Dr. Darron Turner as the Chief Inclusion Office. This followed as a result of three TCU students who issued a 14-point list of demands for diversity measures to the university on Oct. 18.“I really hope we can have a discussion, because we hear the left side every day…whether it be through many of the news sources, through professors who are the left or through Hollywood; but we would like to speak our voice,” said Kawato.The speech will take place in the Brown-Lupton University Union auditorium on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Tamera Hyatte TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Twitter Previous articleTCU parking “horror stories”: Students recount their parking difficultiesNext articleSGA holds Outreach Day to interact with students Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin ReddIt Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ TAGSBen ShapiroConservative News SourcephotosPre-eventYoung Americans for Freedom Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. Linkedin Facebook Twitter How the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Limerick City Council accept proposal for County Limerick dog park on 6 month trial basis Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter The existing school buildings at Colaiste ChiarainRUMOURS that a secondary school is to be developed in Mungret instead of a planned new school building for Colaiste Chiaráin in Croom have been laid to rest.Parents of Colaiste students were concerned that plans for construction of a new €12 million school in Croom to cater for 1,000 students were being replaced with alternative plans to site the new school in Mungret instead.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But Fianna Fail councillor, James Collins, said that this is not the case. “There’s a huge need for new schools in both areas. We have had plans in place for a new secondary school and primary school for Dooradoyle and Mungret for a long time,” he told The Limerick Post.The councillor was severely critical of delays in securing a site for the secondary and primary schools as well as a neighbourhood park.“We got agreement that there was a need for the two schools and when we drew up the Southern Environs Local Area plan, we were asked to zone 25 acres for educational purposes.“That was twelve months ago but there have been huge delays in purchasing the site and I put that squarely at the door of the officials of Limerick County Council. People have been dragging their feet. The concern is that by the time the site is found, in this climate the money might no longer be available”.Cllr Collins said that the new school to serve Mungret “will not be at the expense of Croom”.In March, the Board of Management of Colaiste Chiaráin lodged an application for the construction of a two storey, post primary school at Skagh, Croom. The new school is to be built on a greenfield site on the outskirts of the village near Caherass nursing home. Advertisement TAGSColaiste ChiarainCroomfeaturedfull-imageJames CollinsMungretschool building Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Linkedin NewsEducation€12 million Limerick school project will go aheadBy Editor – June 12, 2013 988 Facebook Print Previous articleLimerick construction decline continuesNext articleAfter Dark – Carlsberg Comedy Couch Editor Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended
Previous: Ocwen, Wells Fargo Suit Not Over Yet Next: Fitch Addresses PHH, Ocwen Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the case of Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP Wednesday morning, finding that businesses engaged in nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings are not considered “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.The Justices ruled 9-0 in the case, with Justice Stephen Breyer writing the opinion and Justice Sonia Sotomayor also penning a concurring opinion. You can read the full text of the opinion by clicking here.The court’s opinion called Obduskey’s counterarguments “unconvincing.” The opinion continued:First, he suggests that the limited-purpose definition is not superfluous because it was meant to cover ‘repo men’—a category of security-interest en-forcers who he says would not otherwise fall within the primary defi-nition of ‘debt collector.’ The limited-purpose definition, however, speaks broadly of ‘the enforcement of security interests,’ §1692a(6),not ‘the enforcement of security interests in personal property.’ Second, Obduskey claims that the Act’s venue provision, §1692i(a), which covers legal actions brought by ‘debt collectors’ to enforce in-terests in real property, only makes sense if those who enforce security interests in real property are debt collectors subject to all prohibi-tions and requirements that come with that designation. The venue provision, however, does nothing to alter the definition of a debt collector. Third, Obduskey argues that McCarthy engaged in more than security-interest enforcement by sending notices that any ordinary homeowner would understand as an attempt to collect a debt. Here, however, the notices sent by McCarthy were antecedent steps re-quired under state law to enforce a security interest, and the Act’s (partial) exclusion of ‘the enforcement of security interests’ must also exclude the legal means required to do so. Finally, Obduskey fears that this Court’s decision will permit creditors and their agents toengage in a host of abusive practices forbidden by the Act. But the Court must enforce the statute that Congress enacted, and Congress is free expand the FDCPA’s reach if it wishes.Responding to the court’s decision, Matthew Podmenik, Managing Partner, McCarthy & Holthus Law Firm said, “I think the biggest takeaway of this case is what can happen when an industry like ours has everyone pulled together and had a common goal. This was a case of great importance and an undecided question for many years. We had the Legal League and 8 other organizations who filed amicus briefs. A total of 19 different parties joined us and all of us came together and this is a real team victory. So, I think that’s largely why this happened.”“As far as the ramifications of the court’s decision, I think this certainly helps not only our firm but everyone who practices in the industry and will dramatically cut down on the number and the cost of lawsuits, the cost of compliance. Had this decision gone a different direction, I think the cost to do business in this field would’ve skyrocketed. We are excited that the Supreme Court strongly agreed with a 9-0 decision,” he added. “The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP was an important ruling,” said Seth Shapiro, Senior Regulatory Counsel, LoanCare. It resolved a circuit split among the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and it provided much needed guidance regarding the applicability of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to nonjudicial foreclosure activities. Resolving this uncertainty should help consumers and the industry reduce the costs and delays associated with litigating these issues.David Scheffel, Partner at Dorsey & Whitney and co-chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Practices Group said, “This decision essentially gives law firms and lenders more protection in non-judicial foreclosure states. In these jurisdictions, homeowners and borrowers will no longer be able to file lawsuits under the FDCPA against law firms who are pursuing foreclosures. This essentially eliminates a heavily used practice by plaintiffs’ attorneys. Ultimately, this should have the effect of reducing the cost that lenders/servicers bear in terms of getting to a final foreclosure in these states as the FDCPA lawsuits delay this process significantly.”In 2007, Dennis Obduskey obtained a loan for $329,940 to buy a residential property in Bailey, Colorado, and defaulted in 2009. Later in 2014, Wells Fargo hired McCarthy & Holthus, to pursue a non-judicial foreclosure on the property. On 8/12/2015, petitioner filed suit against M&H and multiple Wells Fargo entities in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. The firm and the Wells Fargo entities moved to dismiss the complaint, and on 7/19/16 the district court granted the motions and denied the Temporary Restraining Order.On the same day that the district court issued its order, Obduskey filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and appealed to the 10th Circuit and on 1/19/18 the court of appeals affirmed the lower court’s ruling, which sought to interpret the congressional intent in passing the FDCPA by analyzing the plain language of the statute and policy considerations. A total of nine Amicus briefs by 19 entities were filed in support of McCarthy & Holthus, LLP.In February, the Legal League 100 held a webinar that explored the potential outcomes of the Dennis Obduskey vs. McCarthy & Holthus Supreme Court case and the impact of these outcomes on both the mortgage industry and the legal professionals supporting it. The webinar was presented by Matthew Podmenik, Managing Partner, McCarthy & Holthus Law Firm.Earlier in November 2018, the amicus curiae brief filed by the Legal League in support of McCarthy & Holthus contended that law firms acting on behalf of their mortgage servicer clients by completing the non-judicial foreclosure process in states where permitted are not subject to regulation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The brief noted that such servicers are not collecting a debt as defined under the plain language of the statute. The brief also stated the possibility of states with carefully crafted foreclosure laws designed to protect borrowers and lenders being compelled to rewrite their laws in order to comply with the FDCPA. 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Subionospheric very low frequency and low-frequency (VLF/LF) transmitter signals received at middle-latitude ground stations at nighttime were found to exhibit pulsating behavior with periods that were typically in the ∼5–60 s range but sometimes reached ∼100 s. The amplitude versus time shape of the pulsations was often triangular or zigzag-like, hence the term “zigzag effect.” Variations in the envelope shape were usually in the direction of faster development than recovery. Episodes of zigzag activity at Siple, Antarctica (L ∼4.3), and Saskatoon, Canada (L ∼4.2), were found to occur widely during the predawn hours and were not observed during geomagnetically quiet periods. The fluctuations appeared to be caused by ionospheric perturbations at the ∼ 85 km nighttime VLF reflection height in regions poleward of the plasmapause. We infer that in the case of the Saskatoon and Siple data, the perturbations were centered within ∼500 km of the stations and within ∼ 100–200 km of the affected signal paths. Their horizontal extent is inferred to have been in the range ∼50–200 km. The assembled evidence, supported by Corcuffs  recent research at Kerguelen (L ∼3.7), suggests that the underlying cause of the effect was pulsating auroral precipitation. The means by which that precipitation produces ionospheric perturbations at 85 km is not yet clear. Candidate mechanisms include (1) acoustic waves that propagate downward from precipitation regions above the ∼ 85 km VLF reflection level; (2) quasi-static perturbation electric fields that give rise to E×B drifts of the bottomside ionosphere; (3) secondary ionization production and subsequent decay at or below 85 km. Those zigzag fluctuations exhibiting notably faster development than recovery probably originated in secondary ionization produced near 85 km by the more energetic (E >40 keV) electrons in the incident electron spectrum.
Snow thickness measurements over relatively smooth Arctic first-year sea ice, obtained near Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada (2014, 2016 and 2017) and near Elson Lagoon, Alaska, USA (2003 and 2006), are analyzed to quantify physical length-scales and their relevant scaling behaviors. We use the Multi-Fractal Temporally Weighted Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (MF-TWDFA) method to detect two major physical length-scales from both the study areas. Our results suggest that physical processes underlying the formation of snow dunes are consistent and that the wind is the main process shaping the redistribution and variability of snow thickness. One scale, around 10 m, appears to be related to the formation of the snow “dunes”, while the other scale, between 30 m and 60 m, is likely associated with the various interactions of the snow dunes including merging, calving and lateral linking showing self-organized characteristics. We suggest that a simple cellular automata model can be used to generate the variability of snow thickness on smooth Arctic first-year sea ice.
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