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Canada: Joy, sadness over proposed marriage canon change
Canada: Joy, sadness over proposed marriage canon change General Synod members line up on July 6 to speak to the resolution proposing a change to the church’s marriage canon, to allow the marriage of same-sex couples. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] For some Canadian Anglicans, General Synod’s decision on July 6 to bring to its next meeting in 2016 a resolution changing the church’s law to allow same-sex marriage will bring new life; but others argue it will only serve to precipitate its decline.Bishops, clergy and laity have expressed wide-ranging emotions about a resolution that will ask members—at the triennial meeting of the church’s governing body—to change Canon 21 on marriage, to allow the marriage of same-sex couples.The Anglican Journal interviewed an equal number of representatives from each order and from opposite sides of the divide to gauge opinions about the controversial resolution.“I feel that this is going to cause a lot of divide in our church that we have worked very hard to heal,” said Falen MacNaulty, a lay member from the diocese of Fredericton. “I kind of thought we had put this behind us a little bit and were moving forward…I feel that this may have set us backwards slightly.”Dean Peter Elliott, a clergy delegate from the diocese of New Westminster, said he was personally “very happy to see this small step, an important step being taken.” Elliott acknowledged that the resolution could reopen wounds over the issue of same-sex blessings that have daunted the church in the last decade. But, “it is also continuing in the healing process for some of the wounds that have been there for a long time,” said Elliott. “Nobody has the monopoly on pain. Gay and lesbian people in the life of the church have for some decades been second-class citizens…I think it is a word of healing for those of us who are gay.” He added that the resolution only serves to open the church, noting that his congregation—Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver—includes “numerous married couples of the same-gender and that’s been a wonderful part of our church.”Diocese of Yukon Bishop Larry Robertson said he was “disappointed” on a number of counts. “I’ve been told by at least one primate and many bishops that we’re not discussing marriage, so we have done no real research on it,” he said. “It’s a complete leap. From my first meeting of the House of Bishops in 1999, I was told same-sex blessings is not marriage—it’s a pastoral thing, and marriage is a doctrinal thing…I feel that for the last 20 years, we’ve been talking about the wrong issue.”Canon Gene Packwood, a clergy delegate from the diocese of Calgary, said same-sex marriage “was the intent all along. I think folks who are in favour of this were using same-sex blessings to try in the interim to gain ground. I’m not accusing them of being devious, but that was what the strategy was.”Bishop Sue Moxley, diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, expressed support for the motion. “There’s an interesting dynamic: that people can get their head around blessing a couple but not get their head around marriage,” she said. “For me, that doesn’t make sense because for me a blessing is what a wedding in a church is about.”Asked where she stands on the matter, she said, “I’ve been happily heterosexual all my life and my marriage is a huge contribution to the understanding of grace. So for me, marriage is one of the ways God’s grace is made known in the world. Whether that’s two people of the same-sex or people of two different sexes, I don’t personally think that matters. I think the point is: is God’s grace being made known in this relationship?”Moxley disagreed that the resolution was like reopening old wounds. “I think people can have a respectful debate and can listen to each other, and say I agree or disagree, and here is why and I love you, anyway,” she said. “I don’t think that it necessarily has to open wounds. I think it goes some way to probably clearing the air to say, ‘Is the marriage of these two people a sacrament?’ ”Packwood also expressed concern that changing the marriage canon to allow the marriage of same-gender couples in church would only hasten the decline in membership and revenues of the church. “I come from Alberta, and when the ELCIC [Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada] made a decision just for the same-sex blessings, 35 congregations left in Alberta alone and their budget declined by 25 per cent.”MacNaulty echoed Packwood’s view, saying, “It’s a very big leap to from blessing a union between two people to marrying them in the church. It’s a large leap, terminology wise and theologically wise.”Elliott described the move as “part of the evolution of the institution of marriage.” He said that the church’s discussions about blessing “committed same-sex relationships and celebrating them in the midst of the Christian community began before same-sex was legal in Canada.” With the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada, a reality since 2005, “the Anglican Church of Canada has to figure out what its relationship is to that.”Elliott said it was inevitable that the church “will find a way to solemnize marriage between people of the same gender.” He mentioned the remarriage of divorced persons, noting that it wasn’t until 1968 that the church allowed them to receive the sacrament in church. “It took a long time. It was controversial at that time. Now it’s part of our life and it has brought many people into the life of the church.”He added that marriage customs have changed throughout history. “Marriage predates Judaism and Christianity. Christians, Jews and Muslims didn’t invent marriage,” he said. “But Christians have a way to bless and solemnize marriages between Christians—and in many cases, in this postmodern world—between Christians and people of other living faiths.”Antoinette Lynch-Joseph, youth member from the diocese of Montreal, shared Elliott’s view that the resolution can only be good for the church and make it more relevant to society. “I think it’s a great thing because there are a lot of people who have different preferences to what sexuality they are. They haven’t actually chosen that; they were born that way,” she said. “It would be hard for them to accept who they are and accept the fact that they can’t be what they want to be,” unless things change. “We have been traditional for so long,” she added.Packwood, who believes that same-sex marriage is “manifestly contrary to the teaching of scripture and the liturgy of the church,” also expressed concern about the resolution’s effect on the Anglican Church of Canada’s standing in the Anglican Communion worldwide. “We’re not in communion with the majority of Anglicans…because they think we’ve gone so far and that’s even without making a decision,” he said. “If we go and change the marriage canon, then that’s really going to draw the line and that won’t be helpful to our spiritual health or our finances.”Robertson added that he was bothered by the fact that while there was discussion on the amendment to the resolution but not on the motion itself. “For such an important doctrine, we rushed it off and brushed it off.”MacNaulty echoed that view, saying, “It was a blindside for people…You could feel the tension on the floor from day one towards this.” She said that while the resolution was included online, “it was not on the initial package that was sent to us.”Bishop Robertson also took issue with the wording of the resolution. “I was disappointed that they asked [the Council of General Synod, the church’s governing body between General Synods] to put forward a positive outcome,” he said. “They’re telling CoGS what to do instead of saying, ‘Let’s do the investigation, let’s do the talk and then bring something that’s appropriate…’ It is biased from the beginning.”Moxley said, however, that the resolution—which was put forward by two lay members of her diocese as a kind of “private member’s bill”—was submitted before the deadline and members were aware of it. “It’s been there on the list since it was sent. People came to speak to it.”Robertson said it remains to be seen what his diocese would do in the event the resolution passes in 2016 and thereafter, in 2019, as it would require two readings and a two-thirds majority in two succeeding General Synods. “We’re six years away from anything becoming official…I know that I’m going to go back to my diocese and we are going to continue to serve God and be open to all and minister to all as we have always been,” he said. “When things look like it’s going forward, then dioceses will have to make their own decisions, and each of us as individuals will have to make our own decisions.”Right now, he said, “I’m a member of this church and I have no intentions of ever leaving it. It’s my home and it’s my beloved church, too.”Packwood said he was grateful for the amendment introduced by diocese of Algoma bishop Stephen Andrews and seconded by Elliott, “because at least we’re required to have a rigourous conversation.”He said that a lot of the debate has been about “emotions and feelings…and while they’re valid, a decision of this magnitude in the church needs to be done rigourously, with real attention to the broad spectrum or broad representation across the church.”Moved by the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island members Michelle Bull and Jennifer Warren, the motion was approved by a two-thirds majority of the orders of bishop, clergy and laity. Using clickers—a handheld electronic device—25 bishops, 72 clergy and 101 laity voted in favour of the resolution; 11 bishops, 30 clergy and 27 laity were opposed.The resolution asks that this motion include “a conscience clause so that no member of the clergy, bishop, congregation or diocese should be constrained to participate in or authorize such marriages against the dictates of their conscience.”It also sets additional criteria contained in amendments introduced and approved. They include a proviso that the 2016 motion include supporting documentation that:“demonstrates broad consultation in its preparation;explains how this motion does not contravene the Solemn Declaration;confirms immunity under civil law and the Human Rights Code for those bishops, dioceses and priests who refuse to participate in or authorize the marriage of same-sex couples on the basis of conscience; andprovides a biblical and theological rationale for this change in teaching on the nature of Christian marriage.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Canada Joint Assembly, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm Two thoughts:#1 — Good for Canada.#2 — Grateful that our Canons make “conscience clauses” redundant when it comes to marriage:Title I, Canon 18 Sec. 4. It shall be within the discretion of any Member of the Clergy of this Church to decline to solemnize any marriage. July 10, 2013 at 7:03 am Why is that frightening? When an institution no longer serves a purpose or a need, it closes. New institutions arise to fill current needs. We no longer have companies which manufacture horse drawn buggies or buggy whips or bi-planes or muskets. People continue to try to make rules set forth in writings of early Hebrew tribes 3,500 years ago and seemingly endorsed 2,000 years ago fit into 21st century life. It has taken us centuries to learn that however acceptable slavery may have been when the Bible was written, it is simply wrong, and it is one of the disgraces of our country that slavery was permitted when our country was formed and that even after the disasterous Civil War black people continued to be mistreated by many institutions and people calling themselves Christian. Hanging on to something Paul wrote 2,000 years ago about wives obeying their husbands, many people calling themselves Christian and many so-called Christian denominations continue to this day to treat women as inferior. After thousands of years we, or at last many of us, have learned that homosexuality is not an acquired behavior or lifestyle, but is something that about 5% of people are born with. People should understand that the same God who made some people heterosexual made others homosexual, and accordingly they are entitled to all the rights as heterosexual people. As far as I am concerned, a church which does not recognize this has not calling to call itself Christian. I am always pained when people wrap themselves in their version of Scripture and proceed to proclaim views which are nothing but bigotry, and that includes both clerics and laity. It is way past time to recognize that Scripture contains many rules and regulations which may have been appropriate when written, are no longer appropriate in light of learning over thousands of years. Or are all of you who are thumping your Bibles in opposition to homosexuality properly observing the rules of Kashruth, observing the Sabbath and brushing your teeth with a stick? Bruce Bogin says: July 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm Well and truly spoken, Bruce. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR George Elliot says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm Food for thought1) No human being is absolute gay or absolute straight as we commonly believed now after sexual revolution during sixties, we are born with sin. Our childhood’s improper sexuality determines, like morning shows the day, where we will stand when age advances. Bishop Robinson is typical example who enjoyed both type of sexual orientation straight and gay.2) Saint Paul also said 2000 years before in the Bible, Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. What else we could expect for mutual respect in a modern family. Family is a micro organization and rule of discipline applies here also. It is not as homosexual people justify the Bible as incorrect that husband is Ok, but wife is not.3) Basic rule of law about humanity is unchanged since creation of 1st couple, emotional/spiritual and physical body, temptation and wisdom etc. By wisdom Eve tested symbolic fruit to enhance quality of life and we know the result, same labor pain in child bearing still exist.4) Slavery if not misused by greedy master it is one way of holistic life. Abraham had many employees (so called slave) for his agriculture firm. To justify the Bible is wrong by homosexual concept on slavery is wrong.5) Earth revolves the sun by 365 days, time is for human only. Almighty God and His kingdom do not revolve any object. So cultural change has nothing to do with Almighty God of eternity. Comments (5) By Marites N SisonPosted Jul 9, 2013 Dennis Reeve says: Marriage Equality Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Julian Malakar says: Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Rector Albany, NY The Reverend Susan Russell says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Ecumenical & Interreligious, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Human Sexuality, Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH July 9, 2013 at 11:31 pm It’s frightening to think of all the empty and closed church buildings that there will probably be in ten to twenty years.
Avant Chelsea / 1100 Architect
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Villa P / N+P Architecture
ArchDaily Houses Projects Denmark Save this picture!© Patrick Ronge Vinther+ 18 Share 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804918/villa-p-norkaer-plus-poulsen-architects Clipboard “COPY” Villa P / N+P ArchitectureSave this projectSaveVilla P / N+P Architecture CopyHouses•Denmark “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804918/villa-p-norkaer-plus-poulsen-architects Clipboard Year: Architects: N+P Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeN+P ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDenmarkPublished on February 14, 2017Cite: “Villa P / N+P Architecture” 14 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Casa Azul / Delfino Lozano
“COPY” Architects: Delfino Lozano Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: César BéjarCollaborators:Bernardo Sánchez, Sebastián AldreteStructural Engineer:Delfino Lozano ArmentaMooma Mosaic:Manuel de la TorreCarpentry:Mauricio VillalbazoIronwork Windows:Frank ChamúElectrical/Plumbing:Eugenio MartinezMaterials:brick/block, Jalcreto Lattice, Pinewood, Steel: rod, beams, ConcreteSite:300.00 m²Electrical:Eugenio MartinezPlumbing:Eugenio MartinezCity:ZapopanCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© César BéjarRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalCasa Azul is located at the north of Zapopan, it sits on a 300-square meter lot, where before existed an old construction that had low architectonic value, the program is based on the necessities of a family of 4 members, first floor/social zone: parking space, welcoming patio, studio, living room-kitchen and cleaning zone, second floor/private zone: master room, room 1 and 2 and living room.Save this picture!© César BéjarThe land with orientation west-east routed the design to create the volumes. The sunlight was treated with the work of concrete lattice to protect the sun and at the same time, helped captured undirected sunlight on both facades, it is noticeable having considerate heights and cross ventilation to generate and maintain a comfortable interior climate, the interior spaces were divided by walls of different heights having a connection from openings in the walls that let air go through and give you a sense of open space, as you walk through the house the design provides the opportunity to live this home gradually from zone to zone.Save this picture!Lower floor planSave this picture!© César BéjarSave this picture!Upper floor planOn the outside the finished materials were composed by a scale of neutral colors, having blue as the outside color, the presence of grey from the latticework made from jalcreto and color black from the ironwork and the building block, these colors are emphasized and are related to the interior by the natural color that the burned brick brings. On the inside, the finished materials are based in white, to combine the sobriety of polished concrete, the elegance of wood, and the multicolor coating from the mosaic.Save this picture!© César BéjarProject gallerySee allShow less4 Projects Win AIA Innovation Awards for Groundbreaking DesignArchitecture NewsPAU’s Plans for the Domino Sugar Refinery Sent Back for Revisions Despite Popular Su…Architecture News Share Photographs Year: Mexico Houses CopyHouses•Zapopan, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882795/casa-azul-delfino-lozano Clipboard Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882795/casa-azul-delfino-lozano Clipboard ArchDaily 2017 Casa Azul / Delfino LozanoSave this projectSaveCasa Azul / Delfino Lozano Save this picture!© César Béjar+ 31 Share Area: 270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa Azul / Delfino Lozano CopyAbout this officeDelfino LozanoOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapopanMexicoPublished on November 03, 2017Cite: “Casa Azul / Delfino Lozano” 03 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
One year after the Olympics ended, still no sign of the £425m for charities
Howard Lake | 14 August 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One year on from the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, the Directory of Social Change has criticised the Government for failing to return the £425 million of Lottery good causes money that was taken to build the Olympic Park.In a video message to the Prime Minister, DSC Chief Executive Debra Allcock Tyler says that the Government has ignored the pleas of over 3,000 charities who have added their support to the Big Lottery Refund Campaign.The money was diverted from charitable good causes in 2007 to support the building of Olympics infrastructure. Following criticism from MPs and charities at the time, an agreement was reached between the Government and the Mayor of London to refund the Lottery via Olympics assets sales. Advertisement One year after the Olympics ended, still no sign of the £425m for charities 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. However,many valuable assets such as the Olympic Stadium are being leased, not sold.The recent announcement that the £528 million underspend in the Olympics budget will not be used to refund the Lottery’s contribution, but will instead be handed to the Chancellor, has only exacerbated campaigners’ anger.In the video Allcock Tyler points out clearly to the Prime Minister: “Lottery money is not tax revenue. It exists to support charitable causes, not to fund large scale public infrastructure projects or to plug the hole in the deficit.”We cannot wait another ten or twenty years for politicians to right this wrong. Well before then, thousands of charities will have had to close their doors. Their beneficiaries will be beyond help. You and your colleagues will be dead or long since retired. And your legacy will be that you did not give back charities the money that was taken from them.”
Derry murder victim named
Ciaran DohertyA man murdered by suspected dissident republicans in the North last night has been identified.He was 31-year-old Ciaran Doherty – a father of a two and half year old girl.Police also say he was due to get married.He was stripped, tied up and shot in a remote lane on the outskirts of Derry city last night.Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison is from the Police Service of Northern Ireland.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/15harr.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – February 25, 2010 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Facebook Previous articleDeputy McDaid says the public want a Cabinet reshuffleNext articleClady man crept into girls bed and attacked her News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Google+ Derry murder victim named 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic
Coronavirus updates: FDA panel votes yes to recommend Pfizer vaccine
Dec 10, 11:13 amNYC schools aim to close ‘COVID achievement gap’New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his 2021 student achievement plan, which will focus on getting students caught up after, for some, 18 months of remote learning. “Clearly there will be a COVID achievement gap and we have to close that COVID achievement gap,” the mayor said.Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said the plan is to: get a baseline of what ground was lost; increase the high-quality digital curriculum available for every single school; launch a one-stop digital learning hub; deepen professional development; expand Parent University (the “online learning and empowerment platform” for families); and confront the trauma and mental health crisis within schools.ABC News’ Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.Dec 10, 9:02 amSeoul reporting bed shortagesIn South Korea, more than 3,000 COVID-19 patients were identified in the last week, and in the Seoul area, as of Wednesday, 506 were unable to be taken to hospitals this week due to bed shortages, Yonhap reported.South Korea reported 682 new cases and eight more deaths on Thursday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported. The nation now has over 40,000 confirmed cases.Dec 10, 8:25 amFDA Commissioner: ‘We intend to’ act quickly on vaccine reviewThe Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, an independent panel of infectious disease experts, doctors and scientists, is meeting Thursday to recommend if the Pfizer vaccine should be considered safe and effective in the U.S.Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn told ABC News’ Good Morning America Thursday that he wouldn’t “prejudge” what the advisory committee would vote, but said the FDA will act “quickly” afterward.“FDA’s reviewers are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters. We totally understand the urgency of this situation, and we are working around the clock on behalf of America,” Hahn said. “FDA scientists are known around the world for their expertise. We are a regulatory gold standard for the authorization or approval of medical products, including vaccines. We intend to do and we have done a very thorough review to get this right, to get all the answers we possibly can from the data.” Hahn also said the FDA was “working very closely with our U.K. partners” after two people who received the vaccine in the U.K. had severe allergic reactions.Hahn told NBC that it was “possible” that the FDA could advise people with significant allergies to not get the vaccine. Hahn said the allergy issue would be discussed at Thursday’s meeting but added that the FDA stands by “our initial assessment” that Pfizer’s vaccine “does meet our criteria.”Dec 10, 4:31 amUS on verge of grim milestone: 290,000 deaths from COVIDJust as the U.S. surpassed 280,000 deaths from coronavirus on Saturday, Dec. 5, the country is likely to pass 290,000 deaths later today.The current death toll stands at 289,373, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.This comes on the heels of new records reported yesterday in highest single-day total and seven-day average of new daily deaths — 3,054 and 2,276 respectively — according to The COVID Tracking Project.Dec 10, 1:16 amFour incoming Georgia sheriffs test positive for COVID-19, others await resultsFour Georgia sheriffs just elected to their counties have tested positive for COVID-19.In a joint statement sent out Wednesday night, Fulton County Sheriff-elect Pat Labat and Cobb County Sheriff-elect Craig Owens said they tested positive after attending a sheriff’s school in Pine Mountain, Georgia.Gwinnett Sheriff-elect Keybo Taylor and Henry County Sheriff-elect Reginald Scandrett also said they tested positive for COVID-19. Others who attended the conference are quarantining in their homes as they await their COVID-19 test results.“We urge all Georgians to follow the advice of our dedicated health care workers and to wear masks and socially distance,” the sheriffs said in a joint statement. “While the vaccine is forthcoming, the pandemic is not over yet, and we must all remain diligent to ensure the safety of our communities.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. pic.twitter.com/8pKdgCXY1z— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 10, 2020 Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA and EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 69 million people and killed over 1.5 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news developed Thursday. All times Eastern:Dec 10, 9:35 pmMayor: In LA, ‘someone is dying of COVID-19 every 20 minutes’Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shared “astounding” COVID-19 figures in a press briefing Thursday.“In Los Angeles, someone is dying of COVID-19 every 20 minutes,” the mayor said, as he reported that there were 74 new deaths from the virus in the county.Los Angeles County reported a record 12,819 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing Sunday’s record of 10,528. Cases have increased 1,000% in the past month-and-a-half, the mayor said.Intensive care unit bed capacity has also dropped to 7.7%, he said. “Today’s COVID-19 data from LA County is the most devastating since the start of this pandemic,” Garcetti said. The mayor said there is a “light at the end of the tunnel.” LA County could begin distributing vaccines early next week if one is authorized soon, he said.The county could receive up to 83,000 doses in the next couple of days, and as many as 500,000 doses by the end of December, he said.“I urge all Angelinos to get vaccinated as soon as they qualify,” Garcetti said. “The end of this pandemic is finally, finally in sight.”Dec 10, 9:07 pmDeaths up 44% week-over-week in US: HHSThe number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. increased dramatically in the past week, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services obtained by ABC News Thursday night.There were 16,237 deaths recorded from Dec. 4-10, marking a 44.3% increase in new deaths compared with the previous seven-day period, the memo said. There were 1,449,322 new cases confirmed during that period — a 26.9% increase week-over-week, according to the memo. Across the country, 30% of hospitals have more than 80% of their intensive care unit beds filled, and 31% of ventilators in use are occupied by COVID-19 patients, HHS said.Several states are seeing hospital strain.COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nevada doubled from mid-October to mid-November, and projections show hospital capacity being surpassed in the next 30 days, HHS said. In Pennsylvania, the seven-day hospitalization rate hit a new four-month peak on Dec. 6, and officials warned that hospitals will be overwhelmed if residents do not take precautions, the memo said. Dec 10, 7:17 pm‘Worst week yet’ in US: COVID Tracking ProjectThe U.S. had its “worst week yet” during the pandemic in terms of COVID-19 deaths, according to an analysis by the COVID Tracking Project.The seven-day average of reported deaths per day surpassed 2,000 this week for the first time since the spring. As of Dec. 9, that number was 2,281, a new record.New COVID-19 deaths also set a record high this week, with 3,088 reported on Thursday. As the number of new cases and current hospitalizations continue to climb, “the worst is yet to come,” the COVID Tracking Project warned.“Given the rapid increase in the number of new cases, we expect the metrics for hospitalizations and deaths to continue to rise in the coming weeks — especially if in-person gatherings over Thanksgiving led to increased spread of the novel coronavirus, as public health experts warned,” it said.Dec 10, 5:49 pmFDA panel votes yes to recommend Pfizer vaccineAn independent advisory panel of infectious disease experts, doctors and scientists recommended Thursday that the U.S. government authorize the nation’s first vaccine for people over the age of 16. It’s a major milestone in the effort to get the vaccine to hospitals and pharmacies.After hours of drilling down into data produced from a clinical trial involving 44,000 people, the group of experts — known as the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee — voted in favor of the vaccine for people over 16 years of age. Several members raised concerns about unknowns about the vaccine, including its potential to trigger allergic reactions and little data on how it impacts pregnant women.Several panel members also expressed concern there wasn’t enough data to support giving the vaccines to 16- and 17-year-olds. At issue was this question: “Based on the totality of scientific evidence available, do the benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine outweigh its risks for use in individuals 16 years of age and older?”The panel voted 17-4 that the benefits outweighed the risks. One member of the committee abstained.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will now take the committee’s input into account in issuing an emergency use authorization. Dec 10, 4:46 pmPennsylvania suspends indoor diningIndoor dining and gyms will be suspended in Pennsylvania beginning Saturday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced.Indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people, he said.Wolf announced the new restrictions one day after revealing that he tested positive for COVID-19.Pennsylvania has over 422,000 confirmed cases and has lost at least 12,010 residents to the virus.Dec 10, 3:35 pmCalifornia reports record number of daily deathsCalifornia reported 220 deaths on Thursday, surpassing the previous record of 219 on July 31.With the average daily number of deaths climbing over the last month, the state’s death toll now stands at 20,463.California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered regions to follow a stay-at-home order if their intensive care unit capacity falls below 15%.The San Joaquin Valley — where capacity is at 1.9% — and Southern California — where capacity is at 7.7% — are under stay-at-home orders until at least Dec. 28.The Greater Sacramento region now meets the criteria and a stay-at-home order will go into effect Thursday night.Just two regions, the Bay Area and Northern California, are not under stay-at-home orders.Dec 10, 2:39 pmUtah teachers could get vaccine this monthUtah teachers and school administrators will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines as a part of phase one, directly after health care workers, Gov. Gary Herbert said.Herbert said he expects teachers will be able to be vaccinated by the end of December or early January.ABC News’ Matt Fuhrman contributed to this report.Dec 10, 2:16 pmArgentina to start vaccinations with Russia’s Sputnik VArgentina announced it will begin administering doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine later this month.“When the Russian vaccine is in Argentina, the first person to get it will be me,” President Alberto Fernandez said. “I have no doubt in the quality of the vaccine.”Russia on Saturday began vaccinations with Sputnik V, which hasn’t yet gone through the late-stage trials required in the U.S.Dec 10, 1:54 pmNew Hampshire house speaker dies from virusThe speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Richard “Dick” Hinch, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 71, the state’s attorney general said.Hinch was just elected speaker last week.ABC News’ Ben Stein contributed to this report.Dec 10, 12:12 pmHHS officials acknowledge staffing struggleJonathan Greene, deputy assistant secretary for operations and resources at the Department of Health and Human Services, acknowledged in a briefing call that the agency is not able to provide the number of health care workers states are requesting.HHS and FEMA have been “very judicious” in using and moving health care workers, providing 300 to 400 nationwide, which matches the number deployed during the first surge in the spring, Greene said. Fewer were deployed over the summer, mimicking the case curve.About 3,100 can be deployed nationally, but Greene admitted the system is designed more for situations like hurricanes than for pandemics.“It works less well when we’re talking about a pandemic where everyone needs all of these providers all at once. And certainly when we activate and deploy these people and take them out of their full-time jobs and put them somewhere else, it reduces the capacity in the places where they come from,” he said.Greene emphasized that local health systems ought to look to nontraditional health care providers and locations for back-up before looking to the federal government for staffing resources.ABC News’ Sarah Kolinovsky contributed to this report.Dec 10, 12:07 pmEllen DeGeneres tests positiveEllen DeGeneres said Thursday that she’s tested positive for COVID-19 and is “feeling fine.”“Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper guidelines,” the talk show host said.
‘Some agents are not aware of the property viewings guidance’
Location, Location, Location TV show presenter Phil Spencer has joined his screen partner Kirstie Allsopp to warn that confusion and frustration is building over the new restrictive property viewings rules.These require agents to only allow property viewings when buyers are likely and able to make an offer and therefore ‘have all their ducks in a row’.Yesterday large numbers of people on Twitter had engaged with Allsopp to complain about the hoops they are being asked to jump through in order to view properties.Now Spencer has joined the fray, writing a blog for his MoveIQ site that warns many house hunters simply have no idea about the guidance issued to the industry, and that some agents are equally unaware of how it works.Guidance“It seems some agents are not aware of the cross-party guidance. Therefore, we have some agents doing a good job and some who are woefully unprepared,” says Spencer.“The property market may be open but it is not able to operate in the same way as it did before lockdown.”But the TV star does not agree with the many Twitter commentators, who, as we highlighted yesterday, have said the restrictions are over the top.“If you’re a genuinely keen buyer who is ready, willing and able to proceed, then I don’t see a problem with proving that to be the case.“Being prepared and sharing this with the estate agent proves you’re a committed buyer. It can only be a good thing.“It is going to get you better access to properties that might suit you.”Read the Propertymark guidance document on viewings.Read the government advice.Kirstie Allsopp Phil Spencer May 29, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsCambell Evans, Evans Bros Evans Bros 29th May 2020 at 10:32 amWhenever articles like this appear, can I respectfully suggest that you include a link to the guidance being discussed. Yes, we can use Google but we can spend ages looking through endless articles and even then there is no guarantee that we have the LATEST “guidance. A link really would be so much easier for all concerned. Hope you don’t mind me suggesting it.Log in to ReplyNigel Lewis, Online Editor, The Negotiator Online Editor, The Negotiator 29th May 2020 at 10:47 amHi Cambell thanks for the heads up – I have now added the govt and Propertymark guidance pages on the subject. NIgelLog in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » ‘Some agents are not aware of the property viewings guidance’ previous nextRegulation & Law‘Some agents are not aware of the property viewings guidance’Phil Spencer joins the debate over industry and consumer ignorance of the government’s lockdown property viewings rules.Nigel Lewis29th May 20202 Comments3,111 Views
Experiencing Life In The 1800’s At New Harmony Heritage Artisans Days
Historic New Harmony’s 34th annual Heritage Artisans Days will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 through 20, in New Harmony, Indiana. The tri-state tradition celebrates 19th-century arts, crafts, and industry through demonstrations and activities. Groups of third and fourth graders from Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky will experience what life was like in the 1800’s through the eyes of a variety of period artisans.“The program teaches students how over 200 years ago, a town like New Harmony was sustainable and relied on members of its community to provide vital resources to them as well as sell their goods with others in the region,” said Erin McCracken Morris, community engagement manager.This year, there are several new artisans demonstrating crafts at Heritage Artisan Days:A blacksmith will demonstrate metal working using a coal forge, anvil and various hand tools commonly used in a blacksmith shop 200 years ago.The soapmaker and beekeeper will demonstrate soap making and beekeeping alongside some of their goats.The woodworker will carve a chain out of a single piece of wood, showing step-by-step how the chain is made.New Harmony welcomes an average of 3,000 visitors for Heritage Artisan Days each year. While the event aligns with grade-school curriculum, it is also open to the public each day. The afternoons provide a wonderful opportunity for families and homeschool classes to learn about some of Indiana’s first communities.“We’ve had college students and adults visit New Harmony and remember coming here as a child for this program,” said Leslie Townsend, community engagement director. “This will be our 34th year for hosting this event and we’ve impacted a lot of people over those years.”School groups must register online in advance. Early ticket prices are $5 for adults and $4 for students, ages 7 through 17 if purchased by April 4. Educators also may obtain suggested lesson plans online.School groups with any questions should contact Claire Eagle at [email protected] or 812-682-4488. For more information on Heritage Artisan Days, visit USI.edu/heritage.Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. By preserving its utopian legacy, Historic New Harmony will inspire renewal and fellowship between people and communities through its programs and collections. Its office is a part of USI’s OutreFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail