Judy GreenspanWW photo: Terri KayA standing-room-only crowd came out to the Berkeley Fellowship Hall on Dec. 2 to hear eyewitness reports of a visit to Pakistan in October by a delegation of 34 U.S. anti-war activists. They had met with anti-drone activists and relatives of the 760 civilians murdered by U.S. drones.Speaking at today’s meeting were Joe Lombardo, national co-coordinator of the United National Antiwar Coalition; Leah Bolger, national president of Veterans for Peace; and Toby Blome and Dianne Budd of CodePink, the group that initiated the Pakistan visit.All the speakers exposed the inhumane U.S. military policy of sending drone missiles to murder and maim the Pakistani people. Bolger talked about the frequent protests against drone attacks in Pakistan. “All military-aged males are considered enemy combatants and legitimate targets for drones,” the Vets for Peace activist noted. “The U.S. has no idea who is being killed.”Lombardo, the UNAC representative, talked about the domestic U.S. war against the Muslim community and recent government-inspired frame-ups of Muslim activists. He talked about the case of Aafia Siddiqui. “In Pakistan, this woman is a hero,” Lombardo explained. He explained that her case is tied together with the national campaign against U.S. drones. The slogan “Free Aafia — Stop Drones” was quite visible during a slide show of Pakistani anti-U.S.-war demonstrations.A national campaign against U.S. drone makers was announced. Activists from around the country have already been blockading and committing civil disobedience at the gates of these warmakers.The San Francisco Bay Area tour includes several speaking engagements in the East and South Bay. For more information about the campaign to stop the U.S. drone war, contact CodePink, Veterans for Peace or the UNAC. A special website called droneswatch.org is being set up to orchestrate this campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Hazardous drug awareness event Local News WhatsApp Facebook By admin – February 1, 2018 Fake Drugs, Real Effects: Synthetic drugs in our communityThe Prevention Resource Center Region 9 has scheduled a free Fake Drugs, Real Effects: Synthetic drugs in our community event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at PRCR9, 620 N. Grant Suite 802.Nurses Educating on Illegal Drugs & Synthetics (NEIDS) is a group of emergency nurses and nurse educators from Lubbock, who use first-hand experience to inform the public of the hazards of synthetic marijuana and other harmful drugs. What to expect: NEIDS presentation, breakout sessions, and strategic planning efforts to address synthetic drugs in the area.Lunch will be served at noon. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Speak up through advocacyNext articleAnnual Queen of Hearts Ball admin Twitter Pinterest
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The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Asons Construction Field Services HOUSING mortgage Northsight real estate 2018-01-04 Rachel Williams Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Asons Construction Field Services HOUSING mortgage Northsight real estate Northsight Management LLC, a mortgage field services provider, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, announced a recent key business expansion on Tuesday—the finalization of its merger with ASONS Construction Inc., a highly regarded regional REO and property preservation service provider. The procurement of ASONS marks the second and final M&A milestone for Northsight since August 2017. ASONS Construction Inc., based in Muncie, Indiana, is one of the oldest and most integrated industry firms of the region. It began when the founders purchased a foreclosed home and grasped first-hand the maintenance required. Over the years, ASONS expanded to provide field and property preservation services for US Government Agencies, financial institutions, and private sector institutions.Northsight principals, Josh Sarchet and Steve Johnson, are committed to growing the Northsight into the leading nationwide field service provider. “We believe that the combination of the two organizations adds significant expertise and strength to Northsight,” stated Sarchet. “The team at ASONS has a solid reputation within the REO preservation space which will further expand on Northsight’s service offerings in addition to adding significant bench strength to the overall organization. With the onboarding of our new team from ASONS, we can continue our objective of becoming the premier service provider with an unfailing commitment to customer service, continuous improvement, and integrity. “Northsight’s headquarters will remain in Scottsdale, Arizona and the company will expand by continuing core operation in Muncie, Indiana. About Author: Rachel Williams Northsight Management Merges with ASONS Construction, Inc. in Featured, News Share Save Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / Northsight Management Merges with ASONS Construction, Inc. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 4, 2018 4,251 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Single-Family Rental Lease Retention Strengthens as Rents Rise Next: FHA Reverse Mortgage MBS Issuances Surged in Q4 2017 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe
Top StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice To Centre, States On Plea Against Mining in Densely-Forested, Eco-Sensitive Areas Mehal Jain14 Dec 2020 4:16 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to various States and the Union on a PIL against mining in densely- forested and eco-sensitive areas of the country.The petition by was heard by a bench led by the Chief Justice S. A. Bobde by Sudeip Shrivastava through advocate Prashant Bhushan.The plea challenges the Union of India’s decision to allot different coal blocks by way of auction…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to various States and the Union on a PIL against mining in densely- forested and eco-sensitive areas of the country.The petition by was heard by a bench led by the Chief Justice S. A. Bobde by Sudeip Shrivastava through advocate Prashant Bhushan.The plea challenges the Union of India’s decision to allot different coal blocks by way of auction and allotment, situated in densely forested areas of the different states whereas less forested coal blocks are available in abundance. It is alleged that the said act is being done in contravention of the principles of the sustainable development and the precautionary principle since only 15% of the Indian coal deposit lies beneath the densely forested areas and the remaining 85% can fulfill even the enhanced demand of the coal for the coming 50 to 70 years.”The use of coal world over is going to be less year by year as renewable energy like solar is now economically viable. India being a signatory of the Paris climate change agreement also has an obligation to reduce/control its carbon footprint. Combustion of coal itself is the main source of carbon dioxide emission and if the same would be done by cutting dense forest which are the main sink of CO2 then it would have sort of quadrupled impact on the environment. The allotment of other major mineral deposits as well is being done in routine manner without classifying the same in different categories on the basis of environmental value and exploiting the less damaging one at the first instance and saving the pristine area that is compromising the environmental security of the nation”, it is submitted.It is pointed out that many of coal and other mineral deposits lie beneath the dense forest which are the catchment of central Indian rivers and mining in the said area would affect the water security adversely. “A study conducted by the FSI had concluded that mining in many coal block would adversely affect the rivers and rivulets”, it advanced.”The situation in the case of forest clearance under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 for non-forest diversion is more grave”, it is argued, indicating that the Forest Conservation Rule 7(2)(c) requires the state government or other authority to certify that it has considered all other alternatives and no other alternatives in the circumstances are feasible and that the required area is the minimum needed for the purpose.”The MMDR Act 1957 in its section 18(1) obligates the Union of India for conservation and systematic development of minerals and ensure environment conservation as well”, it is urged.The plea submits that the Coal Mines Nationalisation Act of 1973, in its section 3A(2) mandates that the central government, in order to rationalise coal mining so as to ensure the coordinated and scientific development and utilisation of coal resources consistent with the growing requirements of the country, shall from time-to-time prescribe the coal mines or coal bearing areas and the location and the minimum size of the coal mine or coal bearing areas and other other conditions as it may deem fit.”At present, the allocation of mineral blocks is being done in contravention of the aforesaid provisions and this leads to massive environment depletion compromising the future generation needs of the natural resources”, it is pressed.The petitioner has approached the Supreme Court seeking inter alia deallocation of all coal block situated in the densely forested areas which were categorised as ‘NO-GO’ in 2010.Besides, he seeks a direction to the Union of India for proper inventory of coal and all other major mineral deposits on the basis of their environmental value and for the same, the exercise of the Violate and Inviolate Area identification and subsequent notification of the same as ESA zone be completed in a time bound manner.The petition also seeks a direction by which no mineral blocks should be allotted or auctioned without prior forest and environmental clearance. “A guideline is required to be framed for consideration of the forest and environment in these cases like any other development projects where alternatives were required to be studied in terms of rule 7(2)(c) of the Forest Conservation Rules and EIA notification 2006”, it is sought.Next Story
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The South and East Coast are expecting rain and snow today as an Arctic front heads east.Trailing this polar front is the coldest air mass seen in the U.S. in decades, and it’s expected to hit the Midwest Tuesday night, into Wednesday.Michigan already has seen 16 inches of snow, and parts of Wisconsin have seen 15 inches. Illinois got about 7.5 inches in some regions and even parts of Mississippi got a light dusting.Almost three dozen states Tuesday morning are under alerts and advisories for winter weather.An icy morning commute is expected in stretches from Mississippi to Georgia.By Tuesday evening’s commute, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia could be seeing snow as New York gets some rain, which later in the evening should turn into snow. Inland and in New England, heavier snowfalls are expected.Parts of the Northeast and areas near the Great Lakes could see up to a foot of snow, while major East Coast cities including Philadelphia and Boston should expect about 2 inches, with temps declining further Tuesday night, into Wednesday.If Minneapolis reaches a minus-49 wind chill this week, it would be the city’s coldest since 1989. In Chicago, a figure of minus 21 would be the most frigid there since 1994.Potential wind chills as low as minus 65 in Minnesota mean frostbite could occur in less than five minutes of exposure to the elements. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Sean Pavone/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) — Leaders in Asheville, North Carolina, have taken a historic step to repair centuries of racial prejudice by unanimously voting to provide reparations.The Asheville City Council voted 7-0 on a resolution Tuesday night that formally apologized to its Black residents for the city’s role in slavery, discriminatory housing practices, and other racist policies throughout its history.The measure also calls for a plan to provide reparations to its Black residents in the form of investments in their community such as “increasing minority home ownership,” “increasing minority business ownership and career opportunities,” and “strategies to grow equity and generational wealth,” according to the resolution.Councilman Keith Young, who spearheaded the resolution, told ABC News in a statement that the council was looking “to embed systemic solutions.”“This process begins and is perpetual, repeating this process over and over again,” Young, who is Black, said in the statement. “There is no completion box to check off.”The resolution, which was signed by Mayor Esther Manheimer, calls for the creation of a Community Reparations Commission that will be made up of businesses, local groups and elected officials. The commission will issue detailed recommendations, with plans to implement the reparations in the short and long term.“As far as the timeline goes, we will have some steps to report on within six months and every six months after that,” Young said in a statement. “This work does not end and will be adaptive, no matter what governing body holds office or who runs our city.”Asheville has a population of 92,870, 83% of which is white, according to the U.S. Census. Minorities own roughly 9.7% of the town’s 12,785 businesses, according to Census data.The council’s resolution also calls on the state and federal governments to come up with their own reparation policies.“It’s clear to me that federal reparations legislation would be the most impactful,” Mayor Manheimer said in a statement. “However, this is a conversation that is happening among diverse groups of people in cities and towns throughout the United States and through our resolution the City of Asheville has joined in this conversation.”On Wednesday evening, Providence, Rhode Island, Mayor Jorge Elorza signed an executive order that would explore reparations for his city’s Black and Indigenous residents.The order will examine the history of slavery and genocide of Native Americans and go through a “reconciliation” process with its Black and Indifenous residents. The order will then explore a process for reparations that would “reverse the injuries resulting from the truth findings and advise what appropriate policies, programs, and projects.”“A lot of folks are going to jump straight to the reparations question,” Elorza said. “How much? What form? For how long? Whose eligible? Those are all legitimate questions, but they’re questions for another day.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Professor Eric Gerald Stanley, a renowned authority on Medieval Literature and successor to Tolkien, has been honoured across Oxford after his passing aged 94 last month.Acknowledged by many of his peers as one of the 20th century’s leading scholars in his field, Stanley was a long-time editor of Oxford’s “Notes and Queries” and a prominent contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary.Andy Orchard, Oxford’s current Rawlinson and Bosworth professor of Anglo-Saxon, descried Stanley’s work as “prodigious in its scope and scale and impact”. Professor Lynda Mugglestone, another colleague, remembered his encouragement of her own work.Upon hearing of his passing, one of Stanley’s students said: “Oxford has lost an irreplaceable link to the best of its history, to a time when students earnestly believed in the capacity of ideas to change the world.”They added: “Eric modelled the unlimited potential of imagination in everything he did.”Having fled from Nazi Germany with his parents in 1934, Stanley was admitted to University College in 1941. He taught at the University of Birmingham and Yale University before being elected a fellow of Pembroke College in 1977.At the same time, he was appointed Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of English Literature, a position previously held by J.R.R. Tolkien.Stanley’s published works include The Search for Anglo-Saxon Paganism (1975) and In The Foreground: ‘Beowulf’ ( 1994). He also worked extensively for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), though he was never a member of its staff. Stanley first participated in its work in the 1940s, when the dictionary came up for revision in the 1990s he played a key role, eventually coming to inspect all entries of Old or Middle English origin.A friend and peer of eminent figures like Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Harold Bloom, Stanley was well-known for being well-dressed and for making fast friends wherever he would go. He and his wife would take annual trips to Italy by car, a tradition which he continued alone after her death.Pembroke College flew their college flags at half-mast on the 21st and 22nd June in his honour.
WEEHAWKEN – “Million Dollar Reunion” features the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash, and will open the 15th season of Summer Concerts on the Hudson at Lincoln Harbor Park, Weehawken, on Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m.On Dec. 4, 1956, the four legendary musicians met at the famous Sun Records Studios in Memphis, Tenn. They were all part of an impromptu jam session that resulted in an iconic recording. A Memphis paper reported on this amazing musical moment and dubbed the group the “Million Dollar Quartet.”Over a half century later, this event was dramatized and the Broadway musical“Million Dollar Quartet” was born. It played almost 500 performances and was followed by many productions, including a National Tour and a London West End production.The July 9 concert will feature rock n’ roll gems performed by actors and musicians who have appeared in various productions of the show.Starring James Snyder (Broadway: ‘If/Then,’ ‘In Transit’), David Abeles (Broadway: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ ‘Once’, ‘In Transit,’ ‘Million Dollar Quartet’), Billy Finn, Austin Price, and Zurin Villanueva (Broadway: ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Shuffle Along’).Lincoln Harbor Park is located just north of the Chart House restaurant directly on the west bank of the Hudson River in Weehawken. Free parking is available and public transportation, including NJ Transit bus 158 from the Port Authority and Hudson Bergen Light Rail stop at Lincoln Harbor, will bring concertgoers to Lincoln Harbor. Please use 1700 Harbor Boulevard for GPS directions.The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC), a New Jersey Not-For-Profit, presents this summer long series of open air concerts free of charge to the general public.Concerts are family friendly. Limited seating is available; however, audience members are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket, if possible, and encouraged to picnic on the lawn.For more information including the full summer concert schedule, directions, updates, and rain date info, please check the HRPAC website…www.hrpac.org… or call the concert info line at (201) 716-4540.