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Muslim Friday prayers to be offered at Washington National Cathedral

Muslim Friday prayers to be offered at Washington National Cathedral

first_img November 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm Rev. Prechtel, in the Episcopal Tradition of “agreement is not required,” I respectfully but PASSIONATELY disagree. CAIR, one of the participatory organizations in the event, has well-documented ties to Hamas and other terrorist organizations. So intertwined are CAIR and Hamas that in 2009, the FBI severed all ties with CAIR, with which it had fostered a cooperative relations after September 11, 2001. ISNA has similar ties to Hamas’ funding. I became an Episcopalian because we- I thought- stood for self-determination, peace, the empowerment of women, helping the poor, and the acceptance of LBGT people- all while acknowledging the Holy Trinity as the source of our strength and power. Here, “our” church has decided to be lead by the blind hand of political correctness, ignoring the fact that these organizations fund an organization that represents the antithesis of all those things. Among those are the destruction of the State of Israel, the indiscriminate launching of rockets at civilian targets which take the lives of the innocent, and the global support of terrorism. Also, consider that men and women will be segregated during their service. How is this consistent with our values? I haven’t even addressed the fact that Islam denies the divinity of Christ, the central tenet of our faith! For the first time, I am ashamed to call myself an Episcopalian. The Episcopal Church needs to stand up for something- our purported values.Respectfully,An newly ashamed member of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan Posted Nov 11, 2014 November 12, 2014 at 4:30 am And I know one person who will start sending money now……ME and anyone else that truly wants to follow what Jesus taught. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest November 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm You’re being silly if “loving your enemies” means “facilitating their errors.” November 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm Oh, Mr. Spangler and fellow travellers, you are proud to be part of a church that lets Muslim men do prayers in our flagship place of worship while their women are forced to sit in the back? Did you watch the service today? You are down with that? Really? Are you proud of letting in people with unmitigated irrefutable proof representing terror-supporting groups? Really ?Wow. That’s just breathtaking. Read below, and see if you can still poisitively affirm this. If you can, may God have mercy on your souls. I am not a naysayer-, I am a truth teller. If you all have willfull blindness to the truth, so be it. I speak truth to power, why don’t you?In fact, it is against Islamic law for Muslims to hold Christianity or Judaism in the same regard the Episcopal Church is now showing Islam. Indeed, Islamic law “abrogates” (cancels) Christianity and Judaism as “previously revealed religions (that) were valid in their own eras,” but are no longer — not after the advent of Islam in the 7th century.I am quoting above from “Reliance of the Traveller,” the authoritative Sunni law book, which, in explaining the “finality” of Islam (page 846), asserts that it is “unbelief (kufr) to hold that remnant cults now bearing the names of formerly valid religions, such as ‘Christianity’ or ‘Judaism,’ are acceptable to Allah” post-Mohammed. (“Unbelief,” meanwhile, is an act of Islamic apostasy and punishable by death.) Clearly, no devout Muslim can show “appreciation” for the “prayer tradition” of a “remnant cult.” The sharia textbook is definitive about this point, adding: “This is a matter over which there is no disagreement among Islamic scholars.”Not surprisingly, then, Ebrahim Rasool’s prayer-service statement conveys no interfaith reciprocity. Instead, he presses the need to “embrace our humanity and to embrace faith” — not “our faiths” (plural). As usual, Islamic “outreach” is a one-way, non-ecumenical street.But how could it be otherwise, according to Islam’s own teachings? Islamic expert Andrew Bostom notes that the Koranic prayers Muslims recite daily and specifically on Fridays “include, prominently, Koran suras (chapters) 1, 87 and 88.” Sura 1, verse 7, he notes, is repeated up to 17 times per day by observant Muslims. It calls on Allah to guide Muslims “to the straight path, to the path of those you have blessed, not those who incurred (Your) wrath, nor of the misguided.” The former group (“wrath”) is Jewish; the latter (“misguided”) is Christian.This is not exactly a “prayer tradition” that encourages the “appreciation” Episcopalians undoutbedly expect.It gets worse – at least for Christians and Jews. Typically, Friday “Jum’ah” prayers, following Mohammed’s own example, include Suras 87 and 88, Bostom explains. These verses are almost palpably acrid with hell-fire and humiliation for Christians and Jews, according to authoritative Koranic commentaries. Most conservatives will look at this cathedral event as a milestone for “Islamism” — as though Muslim Brotherhood-linked organizations and their activities have little intersection with Islam itself. Rich Basta says: November 12, 2014 at 6:23 pm 246 groups were listed by Federal prosecutors in 2007 as unindicted co-conspiritors in the Holy Land Foundation case. I don’t believe that either group Mr. Basta is labeling as “terrorist-supporting” has ever been charged with a crime and in 2010 a federal appeals court sealed the list, finding that the ruling violated the groups’ rights and was the result of “simply an untested allegation of the Government, made in anticipation of a possible evidentiary dispute that never came to pass.” We need to be careful about asserting guilt by association–a previous era in the United States did that out of fear to the harm of many people.I do find it humorous that Mr. Basta presumes to know me so well as to be certain how I will respond “when the jihadists come.” November 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm Daniel, reasonable people often disagree. But please don’t straw man. November 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm Rev. Prechtel:Your statements have so many holes in them, that I don’t know where to begin, but here goes:1. Those who are using angry words in this instance are not children that need to be scolded by you. There is such a thing such as righteous anger. You may recall Jesus’ anger at the money changers in the Temple who were desecraing a holy worship space. So, I would posit that this anger is not that of a child who lashes out, but at those terrorist-supporting groups like CAIR who violate the sanctity of a Christian worship space. Jesus was not raecting to a new thing. He was reacting to what he perceived to be a bad thing. Or, was Jesus (and I) wrong to be angry?2. Having terrosist-supporting groups who deny the existence of the Triune God, which includes the Holy Spirit is not a sign of the Holy Spirit at work. The Holy Sprit does not approve of those that deny it’s very existence. Do you comprehend the logical fallacy of your argument, or do I need to be clearer?3. No one here is saying we shouldn’t build healthy relationships across faith traditions. There are ways do that, as I said, if you had bothered to read or comprehend my post. This is not one of those.4. As far as your statement about Christian identity, yes, I would like to work towards a nation that has a Christian identity. Not a theocracy, mind you. I beleive there was something in the Great Commission about making Disciples of all nations. I’m pretty sure Jesus wasn’t talking about . I have not doubt that when the jihadists come, you will be the first to surrender your collar.Have a nice day….. November 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm I wonder if the Muslim liturgical material to be used at our National Cathedral will include the confession that God is one and has no Son!The Rev’d Paul Clayton, Ph. D., retired ecumenical and interfaith officer of the Diocese of New York. November 11, 2014 at 10:34 pm We have boundaries and our religions have boundaries, but I believe that God is bieyond all our boundaries. Here’s one Episcopalian grateful for the National Cathedral being open for prayers to God from other faiths. If we are to survive and thrive, we must come together. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev. Daniel Prechtel says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ November 12, 2014 at 8:33 am I reserve judgment on this inter-faith effort. I will think it successful when we have Sunday prayers in a commensurate mosque on a regular basis. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Larry James says: Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Nolan McBride says: November 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm I am horrified! I wonder if they would consider letting ACNA use the space, or Baptists? Being hospitable and respectful does not mean allowing groups that disregard human rights and explicitly deny tenets of our faith to use space consecrated for the worship of the Holy Trinity. What is next Wiccans? Lord have mercy! Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY The Rev. Daniel Prechtel says: December 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm The first Episcopal Church I served was very proud and rightly so of an Ecumenical offer they had made a year before. A neighborhood synagogue had burned down. THey offered the Church as an emergency place to worship for the Jewish Congregation. Were they wrong to do this? Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Doug Desper says: Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: Brad Howard says: November 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm In John 14:6 Jesus said, ” I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Jesus loves everyone. But He never ask us to compromise this teaching. There are enough people in our society who believe that we are all serving one God. As a Christian who happens to be a member of the Episcopal Church I do not think that praying to Allah in the cathedral is honoring my God the father, God the Holy spirit, and God the Son. Allah isn’t in there.It is apparent the Episcopal Church has a disease that being spread by the big deceiver. I don’t think the people realized that the Muslim will not compromise their belief. I hope you don’t believe that a group of Christian would be permitted to pray in a Muslim mosque. I think it is clear that the National Cathedral is not consistent with what Jesus taught when He said (again), I am the TRUTH and the LIFE. NO ONE comes to the FATHER EXCEPT through ME (JESUS not Allah). I am seriously considering leaving the Episcopal Church. There are churches teach that the only way to God is through His son Jesus Christ. Rector Knoxville, TN November 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm Janet, please be civil. You can make your points without resorting to attacks ad hominem. Zachary Brooks says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Frank Christian says: Comments navigation Newer comments November 14, 2014 at 8:11 am I do not hate Muslims, but I love God.EPH 1:22-23 “And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all”.Mark 12:29-31 “Jesus answered him, ‘The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”I love God. Loving my neighbor is ‘like’ the first, but NOT the first. I (try to) love my neighbor as myself, and I (try to) love God before myself. God(first), Me(after), Neighbor(as me). John 10:25-30 “Jesus answered them, ‘I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.”I have good friends that are Muslim, but I draw the line when it comes to my devotion to Jesus. Patrick McDonald says: Comments navigation Newer comments November 12, 2014 at 10:58 am I am proud of the Episcopal leadership of the Washington National Cathedral for this initiative in showing respect and hospitality to another of the major faith traditions in our nation and world. This cathedral is envisioned as a house of prayer for all peoples and stands as a symbol for our national capacity for prayer and conscience. It is not a surprise to see fearful and angry words immediately react against this new thing. It is normal to fear changes that possibly threaten a fixed and comfortable Christian identity and support the dominant myth that this is a Christian nation. But that way fails to evidence the signs of the Spirit at work. Instead let us build healthy relationships across faith traditions. This is one such effort. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Debi Brown says: November 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm I have seen some things that have amazed me. The naivety displayed here is the icing on the cake. How many christian towns have been destroyed and christians murdered in the middle east? Not 1400 years ago but last year. Do you think that, instead of prayer, putting an end to those murderous acts would “… demonstrates an appreciation of one another’s prayer traditions and is a powerful symbolic gesture toward a deeper relationship between the two Abrahamic traditions.” ? Do you think that just the simple act of condemnation from CAIR and other muslim groups would be a start? I dare you to make a request to hold a Sunday mass at any Mosque. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME November 14, 2014 at 2:14 am I am embarrassed to be an Episcopalian when we seem to have abandoned all our values. Apparently the goal is to drive people away from the Episcopal Faith. I guess the Cathedral can be opened up for anybody for anything. I have received many emails from people around the country asking me what is going on with the Episcopal Church? I am very disappointed. November 12, 2014 at 4:44 am Your statement shows your ignorance.During the first Gulf War the late Casey Kasem’s mosque in Los Angeles was open to continueous prayers during the days of that was. Christian leaders and Jewish leaders as well as Muslim clerics conducted prayer services throughout the conflict.You have a deep misunderstanding of the Koran and an even deeper misunderstanding of the teachings of Jesus who asked that we love our enemies leave the judgements to God. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm Brad, I may have unintentionally veered in that direction and I do apologize. Reasonable people do often disagree. The Rev’d John Edson says: Janet McMannis says: John David Spangler says: Rich Basta says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 November 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm Regarding Rev. Prechtel’s latest post, I respctfully offer an additional perspective from Andrew C. McCarthy, a formal federal prosecutor with specific knowledge of the ruling to which you were referring. He admits that you were correct, but only partially. This probably won’t change your mind, but who knows?“At a trial, a coconspirator is not entitled to be kept anonymous. The jury and the public get to learn the unabridged basis for the government’s accusations. Thus, at the Holy Land Foundation trial, abundant evidence was introduced — much of it in the form of internal documents seized from Muslim Brotherhood officials — proving that the Brotherhood sees its mission in the United States as a “grand jihad”[1] to destroy the West from within by “sabotage.” The Brotherhood formed a Palestine Committee whose mandate was to support Hamas. Palestine Committee members included HLF and, later, the Brotherhood’s new creation, CAIR. Meantime, Brotherhood documents named ISNA and the NAIT as partners in its “grand jihad.” In fact, HLF was housed for a time at ISNA’s Indiana offices, and checks were often routed to Hamas through a joint ISNA/NAIT bank account.That was what the prosecution’s evidence showed. You can hide the coconspirator list, but the evidence doesn’t go away. That’s why there are diminishing returns for the Islamist groups in grousing about the list. That only calls attention to the fact that the Justice Department cited them in the first place and then, critically, backed it up with evidence.In that light, the Fifth Circuit’s ruling is mostly a non-event. The court merely pointed out the government’s admission that it was wrong to file the coconspirator list publicly — although, interestingly, the judges did not seem as convinced as the Justice Department that this faux pas rises to the level of a constitutional due-process violation. More significantly, though, the Fifth Circuit declined to expunge names from the list or the trial proof. All it agreed to do was unseal a lower court ruling. That, however, is a double-edged sword for the Brotherhood satellites: Yes, the ruling says their Fifth Amendment rights were violated — a fact they obviously see as a PR coup — but it also reportedly describes the proof of their ties to the Brotherhood. (The lower-court ruling has not yet been unsealed but the Fifth Circuit decision clues us in on what it says.)CAIR, ISNA, and NAIT do not have a branding problem. They have a substance problem. They may be able to falsely frame people as “Islamophobes.” It’s tough to frame facts.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 November 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm Yes, Mr. Basta, I did watch the Jumu’ah service to-day. To my earlier remarks, I simply add three cheers and one cheer more!!!I know that I should love my neighbor as myself and that you are my neighbor, and that I should not loose my temper but you make very hard not to do so.Peace! John David Spangler says: November 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm Nailed it, Rich, Zachary and Doug! Well said. November 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm I am sure these Muslims are nice enough people, and shame on the bigotry and fear mongering in these comments. But I am baffled why the National Cathedral thinks hospitality necessitates opening our churches to non-Christian rites, and I am greatly saddened at yet another example of our leadership co-opting the Christian faith for the sake of the cult of niceness. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Dannyy L Anderson says: November 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm Well If it is a house of prayer for all people we need to put a star of David and a crescent moon on ether side of the cross that’s on top of the cathedral. Since we will be letting non Christians use the space. Its just a space now since its being defiled. I don’t care what you people call me bigot what ever I am a Christian and worship in a Christian church. Thank God that would never happen in any parish in my town. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Rich Basta says: 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET John L Finlon says: Submit an Event Listing November 12, 2014 at 4:46 am Thank you from another Episcopalian. I plan to be there. Bob Thwing says: November 14, 2014 at 11:14 am From a cradle to grave Episcopalian, I say 3 cheers to the WNC for being bold and for providing radical hospitality, just as Jesus would want us to do. Thank you. Rich Basta says: December 1, 2014 at 11:14 am The National Cathedral is a House of Prayer for all people, but, lest we forget, God drove Israel’s warring nations out of the Temple in Jerusalem. Should we invite known enemies to offer prayers at the Cathedral? I think not! George McPhee says: Jessica Hitchcock says: November 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm Thank you for your clear witness that people of faith from all traditions can pray together. In the best of our traditions honoring or following one way does not negate others. Janet McMannis says: Ecumenical & Interreligious The Rev. Daniel Prechtel says: Lisa Hall says: Mark Hatch says: Rector Shreveport, LA November 14, 2014 at 11:31 am Jesus called upon us to love and serve everyone as serving Christ. We are to love and forgive all as individuals, Muslims included, but we are not called to support and encourage organizations that are formulated to wipe Christianity from the face of the earth, and replace it with another belief system. Jesus also made whips and turned tables over. Instead of a real knowledge of scripture and history, we are being guided by oatmeal mush, spineless, lukewarm, new age, create God in our image, politically correct hogwash. I have attended the Episcopal church for 40 years. This may be my last year. November 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm Guess they don’t mind losing more donation money. I know 5 people that are friends of the cathedral that will stop sending.money now. November 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm Kay, I welcome your kind words. You understand the real, deep meaning of our faith. I fear that, because of his fears, Mr. Basta does not. Peace, David Fr. Paul Clayton says: Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska November 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm Well said, Brad. The single common thread we have with Islam is the line of Abraham, and even that is a point of contention. It is a very tortured thought process that eliminates The Incarnation of Jesus Christ to have something vaguely in common with Islam which denies it.The National Cathedral has mistakenly taken its motto “A House of Prayer for All People” to mean that any deity will be accomodated. Long ago I, and several in my circles, returned donation requests by the National Cathedral with notes to remove us from their lists. It’s a pity that it has come to this. Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (63) Tags Brian Cherry says: Kara Wagner Sherer says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET November 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm This is not a good development. They invited representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood founded organizations, CAIR and ISNA, to attend, who are documented, un-indicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial. It is inclusiveness taken to an absurd extreme.In the Holy Land Foundation trial, abundant evidence was introduced — much of it in the form of internal documents seized from Muslim Brotherhood officials — proving that the Brotherhoodsees its mission in the United States as a “grand jihad” to destroy the West from within by “sabotage.” The Brotherhood formed a Palestine Committee whose mandate was to support Hamas. Palestine Committee members included HLF and, later, the Brotherhood’s new creation, CAIR. Meantime, Brotherhood documents named ISNA and the NAIT as partners in its “grand jihad.” In fact, HLF was housed for a time at ISNA’s Indiana offices, and checks were often routed to Hamas through a joint ISNA/NAIT bank account.Ecumenical efforts at outreach and interfaith prayer services are one thing, and to be encouraged from time to time, but to invite representatives from known radical Islamic terror groups to take over your prayer space when they have their own worship spaces is quite another.Good Lord! November 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm I’ve had enough. I am now an Anglican. This confirms my decision. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Danny Anderson says: Brad Howard says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET November 12, 2014 at 9:46 am Is it still the case that possession of a Bible and sharing Christian prayers/belief is a seriously punishable offense in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and elsewhere? I know that I have been denied entry to mosques in Indonesia, Israel, the Philippines, Africa. Possibly this has changed but I have not heard so. While reciprocity of religious freedom is not a mandate it does seem like an essential foundation, in some way, for building these interfaith connections. Is there any effort by a group from National Cathedral to hold prayer in such locales? The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release November 12, 2014 at 2:05 am I have a concern concerning security. The webcast can be viewed also by by those of the Islamic faith who are militant. Will they view their non-militant brethren as “infidels” thereby putting them potentially in harms way? Is the National Cathedral putting itself at potential risk by hosting such an event and has that been discussed? It is sad, but there are evil people in this world set upon doing bad things. I also have other concerns about this event but they have been well articulated above and elaboration on my part would serve only as repetition. November 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm I agree with Zachary. It’s inappropriate to use a place of worship consecrated for Christian worship for worship of any other faith. Rector Collierville, TN Brian Cherry says: November 11, 2014 at 6:42 pm I think this is awesome. I’m going to go to show my support. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Jane Picardi says: Brad Howard says: Larry Quisenberry says: December 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm It is worth remembering that Allah is simply the Arabic word for God. Arab Christians use it to refer to Our Lord as well. While I may be incorrect, I believe they were using it long before Islam existed. Miguel Rosada says: Kevin Miller says: November 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm I often work with people of other religions (and no religion at all) on areas of common concern. It would never occur to me to ask to hold a Christian rite in a mosque out if respect; I can’t imagine any Episcopalian being so thoughtless as to make that request. By the same token, I expect the same respect towards the sacred places of my religion by people of other faiths. This decision goes beyond ecumenical cooperation and crosses a line. Islam and Christianity teach mutually exclusive things. I think this is a very poor decision that reflects poorly on the church and underscores our inability to articulate anything meaningful about our religious identity. It is no accident that TEC is in decline while Islam is on the ascendancy. There is a snake in our garden saying some things that are clearly, bright-line wrong. John David Spangler says: Muslim Friday prayers to be offered at Washington National Cathedral Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Lisa Hlass says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 November 14, 2014 at 8:37 am Dear Bob T. and all the nay-sayers, I am proud to be part of the Blessed Company that is the Episcopal Church. A member for all of my 85 years, I am prouder to-day because of Janet McMannis, Lisa Hlass, Daniel Prechtel, Canon Campbell, and the Cathedral. I give thanks fro them and pray that the nay-sayers. Peace! Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Zachary Brooks says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Washington National Cathedral] Washington National Cathedral and five Muslim groups have announced that the first celebration of Muslim Friday prayers (Jumaa) at the cathedral will be observed on Friday, Nov. 14.“Leaders believe offering Muslim prayers at the Christian cathedral shows more than hospitality,” according to a cathedral media advisory. “It demonstrates an appreciation of one another’s prayer traditions and is a powerful symbolic gesture toward a deeper relationship between the two Abrahamic traditions.”The prayers will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will be attended by the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, director of liturgy for Washington National Cathedral, South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Masjid Muhammad of The Nation’s Mosque,and representatives from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council.The opportunity grew out of a “trusted relationship” between Campbell and Rasool, who met while planning the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the advisory said.“Deep relationships come out of prayer,” said Campbell. “Different connections come out of being in prayer — beyond the political or academic.”Rasool thanked Campbell for the cathedral’s generous offer to use Friday prayers as a beginning to a deeper conversation and partnership. “This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” said Rasool. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”The cathedral has welcomed Muslims in the past, often at interfaith services and events, as well as at the Interfaith Conference of Greater Washington’s annual concert and specific programs such as the 2008 Ramadan Iftar at the Cathedral College. But this is the first time the cathedral has invited Muslims to come and lead their own prayers in a space known as a house of prayer for all people.Planners hope that the people around the world will take note of this service and the welcome extended by the cathedral so that Muslims everywhere will adopt a reciprocal welcome of Christians by Muslims.The prayers will be offered in the north transept, an area of the cathedral with arches and limited iconography that provide an ideal space — almost mosque-like — with the appropriate orientation for Muslim prayers.The prayers will also be webcast live from the cathedral’s website. Janet McMannis says: 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC November 14, 2014 at 10:27 am This all seems very strange to me as a form of ecumenical outreach. A joint Interfaith service would be more appropriate in my opinion, and the Cathedral’s announcement said there have been some such services in the past. To have an Islam-specific service within a Christian space, absent a possible legitimate form of hospitality such as because a mosque’s building had a disaster or something and needed a large space temporarily, seems like an odd way to promote ecumenism or hospitality. The two religions are very different theologically. There is no need for an Islamic worship service (ordinarily) in a Christian space, nor a Christian worship service (ordinarily) in a mosque. The other commenters make some valid points, and it begs the question… when will we have a Buddhist-only service, or Hindu-only, or Jewish-only? And… why have them? This will send waves of confusion around the world, not healing.last_img read more

Low Energy Timber House / AST 77 Architecten

Low Energy Timber House / AST 77 Architecten

first_img Houses CopyHouses•Tielt-Winge, Belgium Year:  Projects Save this picture!© Marcel Van Coile+ 21 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/304858/low-energy-timber-house-ast-77-architecten Clipboard Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel TectivaSave this picture!© Marcel Van CoileConcept And VisionPeter Van Impe, the architect of this modern/contemporary private residence was faced with a challenge. The daughter of a besides lying ancestral home dating from the 60’s, wanted to built a residence for herself and her three sons. Building regulations dictated a minimum of 3 meters distance from the property boundary on the west side, while on the east side the house would have to be linked to the adjacent parental home in the future. The (basic) concept consists of an elongated rectangular volume that is enveloped by an L-shaped volume. The rectangular volume encloses all communal spaces of the house, such as the living room, kitchen and lounge area, where large windows provide the room with plenty of natural light. The L-shaped volume in grey contains the bathrooms and bedrooms. The four individual bedrooms are conceived as little cocoons that open onto the living room. Save this picture!© Jan LiegeoisArchitecture And MaterialsThe house, entirely constructed as a timber frame structure, is cladded with fiber cement boards in blue-gray, anthracite, white and beige. The fiber cement boards of the facade extend into the interior of the house in a way that the L-shaped volume is very tangible inside as well as outside. Thus blending interior and exterior spaces seamlessly together. Save this picture!© Jan LiegeoisGiven the timber frame construction and the desire to obtain a seamless connection with the interior, a material was chosen that is light, rigid, recyclable and easy in upkeep. Moreover, the fiber cement boards made it possible to emphasize the intended contrast between the existing house and the new one. Because of the limited thickness and great adaptability of the building envelope, it was possible to reach a high degree of detail. This makes the building fit into it’s rural surroundings as if it where a piece of ‘outdoor furniture’.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessYad Lebanim Competition Entry / Moshe Fluhr, Lee Davidson Lehrer, Yinnon LehrerArticlesHelsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Plan 01Articles Share Photographs:  Marcel Van Coile, Jan Liegeois Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Architects: AST 77 Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Low Energy Timber House / AST 77 Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/304858/low-energy-timber-house-ast-77-architecten Clipboard 2008 Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Low Energy Timber House / AST 77 ArchitectenSave this projectSaveLow Energy Timber House / AST 77 Architecten CopyAbout this officeAST 77 ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTielt-WingeWoodHousesBelgiumPublished on December 12, 2012Cite: “Low Energy Timber House / AST 77 Architecten” 12 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?低能耗木屋 / AST 77 Architecten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 “COPY” Belgium Photographs Manufacturers: EQUITONE Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_descriptionlast_img read more

Jeffry’s House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O’Brien

Jeffry’s House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O’Brien

first_img Houses Projects Ireland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/537174/jeffry-s-house-emily-mannion-thomas-o-brien Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O Brien+ 24 Share “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/537174/jeffry-s-house-emily-mannion-thomas-o-brien Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEmily MannionOfficeFollowThomas O BrienOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIrelandPublished on August 14, 2014Cite: “Jeffry’s House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O’Brien” 14 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?杰弗里的家 / Emily Mannion + Thomas O’Brien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 Jeffry’s House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O’Brien “COPY” Year:  Area:  18 m² Area:  18 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 ArchDaily Architects: Emily Mannion, Thomas O Brien Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Photographs:  Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O BrienSave this picture!Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O BrienText description provided by the architects. Ireland’s first architecture installation in a forest park, commissioned by Donegal County Council in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), Coillte and the Earagail Arts Festival was launched on July 27th in Ards Forest Park, Donegal. Jeffry’s House designed and constructed on site by architect Thomas O’Brien and artist Emily Mannion is a folly made from thatch on a wooden frame named after Jeffry’s Lough, a nearby lake which appears on older maps but has now disappeared. Standing at the edge of the forest, ‘Jeffry’s House’ offers shelter and views of the sea, sand dunes and mountains beyond. Sensitive to the natural beauty of the landscape around it, the structure combines traditional thatching with a slender geometric form and is designed to allow nature to reclaim the ground beneath.Save this picture!Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O BrienThe vision for this groundbreaking project is to demonstrate the exciting potential of asking architects to create interventions in the natural landscape. Donegal County Council, the IAF and Coillte hope to lead the way by initiating further commissions like this in the future. ‘ Jeffry‘s House displays a great consideration to craft and an intriguing architectural narrative. Thomas O’Brien and Emily Mannion have given us so much more than just an object on a site – they’ve created the potential for a magical conversation between the folly, the landscape and the public.’ Nathalie Weadick, Director Irish Architecture Foundation “Jeffry is a creator of myths, a storyteller, an inventor of musical pots, a philosopher, a builder, a mischief maker. Jeffry’s House is a respite from the elements and from the everyday. It has portals for the universes of the sky, the sea and for the earth. It is for children and for the child in us.” Emily Mannion, Artist and Thomas O’Brien, Architect.Save this picture!SectionJeffry’s House was the winning entry of an architectural competition run by the IAF earlier this year, assessed by jury members Shaun Hannigan, Director, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal; Nathalie Weadick, Director Irish Architecture Foundation; Colm Moore, Clancy Moore Architects; Michael Corr, Pie Architecture and Creative Director PLACE Built Environment Centre, Belfast and Alex Milton, Head of Design, National College of Art and Design, DublinSave this picture!Courtesy of Emily Mannion + Thomas O BrienProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse on a Hillside / Virgilio Gutiérrez HerrerosSelected ProjectsAD Interviews: Eric Bunge / nArchitectsInterviews Share CopyHouses•Ireland Photographs Jeffry’s House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O’BrienSave this projectSaveJeffry’s House / Emily Mannion + Thomas O’Brienlast_img read more

CIL – Résidence Simone Veil / Vincent Parreira Atelier Archite…

CIL – Résidence Simone Veil / Vincent Parreira Atelier Archite…

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Housing France ALTIA Area:  5611 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects “COPY” CopyHousing, Dorms•Paris, France Architects: Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933717/cil-nil-residence-simone-veil-vincent-parreira-atelier-architecture-aavp Clipboard CopyAbout this officeVincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVPOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsParisOn FacebookFrancePublished on February 13, 2020Cite: “CIL – Résidence Simone Veil / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP” 13 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴黎公寓 CIL – Simone Veil,三段式立面 / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Luc Boegly+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933717/cil-nil-residence-simone-veil-vincent-parreira-atelier-architecture-aavp Clipboard Lead Architects: ATEVE Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP CIL – Résidence Simone Veil / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP CIL – Résidence Simone Veil / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVPSave this projectSaveCIL – Résidence Simone Veil / Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture AAVP Civil Engineering: Photographs:  Luc Boegly Economy:12ECOFluids Engineering:LBEStructure Engineering:AIASustainable Environment Engineering:IDEEL environnementCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luc BoeglyRecommended ProductsLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The aim is to propose a social, urban, and architectural transition. This is to answer to the network of various built archetypes within the district on many levels. It offers to articulate the structure in two volumes.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyThis articulation allows to direct the perspectives and orientations that relate to different urban environments and atmospheres. The garden made in the liking of the Maison des Art’s counterpart, will provide an added value this piece of the outskirts of Paris. It will be highly exposed to vehicle traffic, particularly due to the beltway situated nearby.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Luc BoeglyOn the other side, facing the “Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris”, the building will interact with La Maison des Arts et Métiers, where it will send a real urban facade to the frontal side by fitting in a “faubourg” piece of architecture. Thus, the facade shows a variety of horizontal layers: A glass-based ground extended by piles under the lowest floor, three larchwood floors, and finally the top floor in drilled aluminum sheets.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe selected materials take part in the appearance of the building and answer to all functional, economical, and environmental requirements. The residence will accommodate apartments from 20 to 40 square meters, as well as common rooms for either work and leisure. Each housing will comprise and include an entrance with a kitchenette beside it, as well as a living room and a bathroom.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyProject gallerySee allShow lessHay Roofs Explored Through 13 Vietnamese Restaurant ProjectsArticlesMVRDV Unveils Images of the Tripolis Office Complex in AmsterdamArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:XIV Distrito de Paris, 75014 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2018 Year:  Acoustician: last_img read more

The 10 wealthiest couples in the world

The 10 wealthiest couples in the world

first_imgPhoto: lembi / Shutterstock.com The 10 wealthiest couples in the world Tagged with: Celebrity Giving/Philanthropy Prospect research Wealth intelligence specialists Wealth-X has published a list of the world’s wealthiest couples. Together they have a combined net worth of $85.7 billion. Fortunately many of them are engaged in philanthropy.The list is topped in terms of financial value by Bill and Miranda Gates. The co-founder of Microsoft married the Microsoft employee, in 1994. They set up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. It gives primarily to agricultural development, health, educational and other social causes. In 2010, the couple joined billionaire investor Warren Buffett to form the Giving Pledge, a group of wealthy individuals who have committed to giving the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.In second place is Spanish retail businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona and his second wife, Flora Pére. They have a combined net worth of US$70.7 billion. They married in 2001, and Flora currently serves as the vice president of the Amancio Ortega Foundation.At 31 and 30 respectively Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are the youngest couple on the list. The Facebook founder and his wife, who met at Harvard in 2004, have a combined net worth of $38.5 billion.The majority of couples in the list are based in the USA, and six out of the ten have generated the wealth themselves, with the rest inheriting it. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Wealthiest 10 couples, according to Wealth-X Howard Lake | 22 July 2015 | News  38 total views,  1 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.last_img read more

Donaldson inquest adjourned for the 13th time as family say they’ll take legal action

Donaldson inquest adjourned for the 13th time as family say they’ll take legal action

first_img Twitter Denis DonaldsonThe inquest into the death of Denis Donaldson has been adjourned for the 13th time after being told that there could be vital new evidence in the murder investigation.Mr Donaldson’s family snubbed the hearing, saying they plan to sue the gardai.Supt Michael Finan told Coroner Denis McCauley that he was looking for a further adjournment of three months, saying new information is currently being investigated, and new evidence could be forthcoming.The inquest into the cause of death continues to be delayed by the criminal investigation into the shootng dead of Mr Donaldson at his home in Cloghercor, Doochary, Glenties in April 2006, four months after he was revealed as an MI5 intelligence agent.In a letter submitted to the Coroner on behalf of the family, Solicitor Ciaran Shielssaid the family hasserious doubts about the reason for the adjournment application.They said they were told that a journal containing Mr Donaldson’s final writings had no evidential value, but it still hasn’t been returned.However, Stephen Byrne, counsel, for the gardai, said while he understood the family’s frustration, the gardai had a different view about the evidential value of the journal.Earlier, the family released a public statement saying they are taking legal action against the gardai into their continued requests for an inquest adjournment, claiming the process has now lost all credibility, and they are beong denied their human rights.They also said they are “shocked and angered” to learn that gardai are refusing to cooperate with the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland, who is now overseeing an investigation into the family’s concerns.The Coroner said he understood the family’s anger and frustration, and agreed to the Garda request for a three-month adjournment because the Supt said he had new “significant information.”However, he said if there wasn’t going to be a criminal prosecution he intended holding a full inquest with a jury before the end of the year.The inquest was adjourned until July 3. WhatsApp Google+ Donaldson inquest adjourned for the 13th time as family say they’ll take legal action Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleEnda Kenny’s refusal to meet Omagh bomb families ‘soul destroying’Next articlePSNI to review evidence against “On the Runs” who received letters of comfort News Highland Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – March 27, 2014 Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Latino communities suffer as some states see record numbers of COVID-19 cases

Latino communities suffer as some states see record numbers of COVID-19 cases

first_imgABC NewsBY: ALLIE YANG, VICTORIA MOLL-RAMIREZ, CAITLIN FALLON, ABIGAIL CRUZ AND CONNOR BURTON, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Latino communities suffer as some states see record numbers of COVID-19 casesFriday marked the third straight day of record high cases of COVID-19 nationwide. Twenty-nine states, including California, Texas, Arizona and Florida, are seeing cases rise and it’s clear once again the virus is not hitting all demographics equally.A recent study from the Brookings Institution showed that adjusted for age, the average Latino in the U.S. is 2 1/2 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the average white person. A new analysis from The New York Times showed the virus is spreading at more than double the rate in counties that are at least a quarter Hispanic.For many, the combination of a language barrier and what critics say is a lack of forthcoming information from public health officials is contributing to the spiraling health crisis in communities across the U.S.“What people are practicing is bad science. They are using their biases,” Dr. Jane L. Delgado, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, told ABC News. “Their predisposed beliefs about us make health care decisions that will not only hurt us, but it’s going to cost the system more, because bad medicine costs more than good medicine.”“The health system now still uses one size fits all. And that’s not true,” she added. “We work in jobs where we’re going to be at risk and be at risk of exposure.”Maximo Cabral may have gotten it from his work. The 35-year-old is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, and has been living in Alabama for three years with his girlfriend and her two daughters. Cabral has been working on opening a small business delivering food.“My year started off well because I became a U.S. citizen,” he told ABC News in Spanish. “But this virus arrived and it’s been bad for everyone.”Five percent of Alabama’s population is Latino, but they make up 10% of the state’s COVID-19 cases.“I had an awful headache for three days. I didn’t think it was the virus,” he said. “I decided to get tested after my partner got tested and it came back positive. Then … I learned I had it.”Cabral is connected to The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, which champions economic equality, civic engagement and social justice for Latino families in the state.Delgado said it’s a disease that has struck the “soul and mental health well-being” of the Latino community.“The pain is palpable, because when people have to make a decision between feeding their children or going to a job where they would be at risk, that creates a kind of mental health stress that only wears the individual down,” she said.In California, Latinos make up 39% of the population, but 57% of COVID-19 positive cases, according to the state’s department of health.“I grew up in LA. This is my community. The communities that we serve, the patients that we serve are really like my family,” Dr. Erika Flores Uribe, an emergency physician for Los Angeles County, told ABC News. “My parents are actually custodians in the LA County area. There’s a lot of questions that come up in terms of how do we practice physical distancing?”Uribe said the community is grappling with less access to health care.“LA County has seen an increased number in Latinx or Hispanic populations hit pretty hard with COVID-19,” Uribe said. “Our communities occupy a lot of essential workforce positions. This limits the capacity to do telework or to have paid sick leave. Culturally and financially our communities occupy multigenerational housing, so that makes it really difficult to isolate or quarantine.”Isolation runs directly in contrast to the culture of these communities, Delgado said.“Even when people have income and space, telling people to self-isolate is sort of in some ways countercultural,” she said. “It requires a lot of restructuring. And it’s very hard to do that. [Are] you gonna tell your abuela — grandmother — that, you know, she can’t eat with other people?”In Maryland, Latinos make up only 10% of the population, but 24% of coronavirus cases, according to the state’s department of health.There, Candida Garcia helps feed about 100 to 120 families with the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.“These are people with limited resources. They live paycheck to paycheck,” she said in Spanish. “If they’re not working, they’re missing that loaf of bread at the table.”Some families have lost their jobs, others have tested positive for the virus, Garcia said.“That’s why I decided to help, because I saw the need for it,” she said.In Utah, Latinos make up 14% of its population, but 43% of their coronavirus cases, according to its department of health.Utah state Sen. Luz Escamilla said she started to have difficulty breathing but didn’t qualify for a COVID-19 test at first because her symptoms weren’t severe enough.“Your body aches, I mean, everything — your neck, your back. That’s when my husband starts feeling sick,” she said. Three days later, “we were at the hospital, both of us. And within 48 hours, literally 48 hours from the time we tested, is when our results came back, both of us with a positive result on COVID-19.”She took aim at the White House for its handling of the crisis, saying its actions have been “discriminatory” against Latino communities.“If you are in the United States and you go for free COVID testing or treatment, it will not be held against you as a public charge,” Delgado said. “That doesn’t mean that people are not fearful. I mean, it’s very hard to trust the government given the way the government has treated immigrants over the last few years.”Escamilla agreed, saying, “There’s no trust. When you think about government coming and saying, ‘Hey, we’ll take care of you,’ well, I’m not sure that you feel that’s safe.”She said some of her constituents are angry about closing the economy and being forced to wear masks.“I just want you to think about the moment that you may be in a situation where you don’t know that you can have access to a ICU bed. Think about how scary that is. You feel sick,” she said. “You get COVID-19, but you don’t know [if] there’s gonna to be enough beds for you and your loved ones to walk into a hospital and get treatment. That’s what we’re talking about.”Uribe agreed, urging the public to stick to the safety guidelines.“[It’s important that] we wear face coverings if we’re gonna go out, wash our hands and practice physical distancing and stayed about 6 feet away from one another,” she said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Observations of nitric oxide in the Antarctic middle atmosphere during recurrent geomagnetic storms

Observations of nitric oxide in the Antarctic middle atmosphere during recurrent geomagnetic storms

first_imgWe report ground-based measurements of the polar middle atmosphere made using a 230-250 GHz passive microwave radiometer deployed at Troll station (72°01’S 02°32’E, L-shell of L = 4.8), Antarctica. Our observations show enhanced mesospheric nitric oxide (NO) volume mixing ratio (VMR) during a series of small recurrent geomagnetic storms in the 2008 austral winter, reaching 1.2 ppmv on day 200 (18 July). The Lomb normalized periodogram of the NO VMR time series averaged over 65-80 km for days 130 to 220 of 2008 (9 May to 7 August) shows a peak exceeding the 95% confidence limit at 25.8 days, close to the synodic rotation period for low-latitude solar coronal holes. The highest correlations between the radiometer NO VMR data and trapped and quasi-trapped electron count rates for L = 3.5-5.5 from the Polar Orbiting Environment Satellites 90° telescope are for the >30 keV (90e1) channel (rmax = 0.56, lag time of 5.1 days) and >100 keV (90e2) channel (rmax = 0.57, lag time of 4.4 days). Maximum correlation between NO VMR and the >700 keV (90P6) channel data is lower but lag times are close to zero. Superposed epoch analyses for the eight most significant geomagnetic storm periods and three Carrington rotations (2070-2072) within the 90-day observation period indicate that significant NO abundance observed at 65-80 km in the Antarctic mesosphere may be produced directly by >200 keV electron precipitation or originate from a source at higher altitudes, e.g. production by >30 keV electrons followed by downwards transport.last_img read more

ExxonMobil, Albemarle partner to establish Galexia Platform

ExxonMobil, Albemarle partner to establish Galexia Platform

first_imgThe collaboration between ExxonMobil and Albemarle builds on and strengthens their long-term relationship in specialty hydroprocessing Image: Grow with the Galexia hydroprocessing platform . Photo: Courtesy of Business Wire. ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing and Albemarle announced today a transformative hydroprocessing suite of catalyst and service solutions for the refining industry called the Galexia™ platform. The platform enables an improved way of doing business, ensuring customer demands are better addressed at every stage throughout the value chain.“Refiners demand not only superior products, but greater opportunities to create value and optimize their operations,” said Dan Moore, president of ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC. “With a unique, comprehensive solutions suite in the Galexia platform, we are focused on enabling our customers to achieve greater levels of productivity amid an increasingly competitive environment.”Uniquely leveraging the technical experience, refinery operating know-how and successful track record of both companies, users are given access to state-of-the-art hydroprocessing catalysts and our vast experience in catalyst load optimization. The Galexia platform goes beyond traditional product offerings to help refiners optimize performance and efficiency by analyzing operations and identifying opportunities to extract additional value across the plant.“The Galexia platform will generate great value as we are combining complementary strengths in years of catalyst development and application knowledge with unique refinery operation experience,” said Raphael Crawford, president of Albemarle Catalysts. “We are ready to collaborate with our customers to take advantage of the full potential of catalyst activity.”The collaboration between ExxonMobil and Albemarle builds on and strengthens their long-term relationship in specialty hydroprocessing. As a result, customers will benefit from access to combined pretreat and dewaxing solutions through a single partner that provides both refinery owner/operator and catalyst experience.Together, the two companies developed and commercialized the Celestia and Nebula catalysts, which enhance performance and profit margins of both hydrocrackers and distillate hydrotreating units around the world. Albemarle’s STAX® technology can optimize combinations of Nebula, Celestia and MIDW™ catalysts, demonstrating unparalleled performance under the most challenging process conditions – unlocking value beyond the hydrotreating unit made possible with ExxonMobil’s operating knowledge. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Fintech firm reveals it values properties based on sewer cocaine level data

Fintech firm reveals it values properties based on sewer cocaine level data

first_imgAn innovative proptech mortgage company backed by Savills has said it uses drug usage statistics gleaned from sewer monitoring to value homes prior to making loan offers.The extraordinary claim was made by Proportunity CEO and cofounder Vadim Toader at a Google Campus gathering in London’s Old Street tech neighbourhood this week.While explaining to a crowded room of fellow tech start-up entrepreneurs how his company values properties, he revealed that Proportunity’s data scientists use reports from official measurements of chemical compounds in sewers to determine levels of local drug use and therefore measure an area’s economic development.Attendees were shocked to hear that gentrification of a postcode can be measured by a reduction in crack cocaine residue present in local sewers.Fintech valuationToader said that this was one of 100 indicators the company uses to measure a property’s likely future value alongside more traditional measurements such as whether fashionable retailers had opened in an area, levels of unemployment, Ofsted school ratings, levels of crime, property size and number of bedrooms.This information is used by Proportunity alongside machine learning techniques to pinpoint hidden property bargains for sale on the market and then offer loans to first time buyers based on predicted future value.The fintech firm, which was founded in 2016 by Toader and Stefan Boronea, is an FCA-approved mortgage lender and that only operates in London.But in many ways it is similar to the government’s Help to Buy equity scheme. Proportunity take a 15% equity in each property which is repayable after five years and offers borrowers interest-only loans as well as under-priced homes to buy.help to buy proptech Proportunity Stefan Boronea Vadim Toader October 5, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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 » Fintech firm reveals it values properties based on sewer cocaine level data previous nextProptechFintech firm reveals it values properties based on sewer cocaine level dataFounder of Savills-based Proportunity reveals extraordinary fact during presentation to fellow tech start-up entrepreneurs in London.Nigel Lewis5th October 201802,466 Viewslast_img read more