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The Rabbi as Lutheran Theologian?

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleOld! Who is old?Next articleParts of Apopka being sprayed for mosquitoes Monday night Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Hurricane LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin  My colleague and friend, Rev. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold, wrote the following in response to my theological perspective in the winds of Hurricane Harvey: “If I might be so bold, you are starting to sound scarily like a Lutheran theologian. This is the point of the cross we insist: not substitutionary atonement, but the at-one-ment of a God who has come and joined us in our struggle, in our own darkness, in our own sin, and whose strength is with us to overcome.”Nathan, I am honored!WHAT I WROTE – Where is God in Hurricane Harvey? God is not in the high winds or in the downpour that floods people’s lives but in the strength of those who suffer to get through this experience with their families and with their own sanity intact. God is in people who respond to need: those who steer boats through the streets to carry the stranded to safety, those who open their churches and businesses to offer refuge for those who are now homeless, the staff that reopens the summer camps for daycare so that parents have a place to leave their children during the clean-up process, the first responders who offer ongoing assistance, the medical teams, the emergency teams, the Israeli disaster relief team that came immediately and without invitation, and the organized gathering of funds and supplies in all 50 states.Serving God is not a matter of reciting prayers of praise that petition God for reward. Serving God is in the extension of heart and hands to help and to heal, to uplift and to restore hope that brightness will come, with the help of God and in the goodness of people.MY RESPONSE TO NATHAN – Some people see religion as a divisive force in the world today. Those people should instead see what you and I share: we see religion as humanity’s healthiest unifying force so long as our heart is open, our arms are extended, and our feet walk together. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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iPledge offers charity shopping mall

 22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement IPledge, “the 21st Century Charity Shop”, offers online shoppers the chance to raise money for charity at no extra cost to themselves. It is designed for charities with an annual turnover of less than £5 million.Read UK Fundraising’s report. Howard Lake | 4 February 2000 | News iPledge offers charity shopping mall 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. read more

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Federal executions paused, racism continues

first_imgHoustonIn the previous 56 years, the U.S. government had executed just three prisoners. But in 2020, seven federal executions have already taken place since July.The most recent was Christopher Vialva, put to death Sept. 24 at the federal prison in Terra Haute, Ind. He was the first Black prisoner executed as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions after a nearly 20-year pause.Several families of men on death row protested the two executions during the week of Sept. 21, in Washington, D.C., and outside the prison in Terra Haute. Rodrick and Wana Reed traveled from Bastrop, Texas, to be with the families of the two men about to be murdered. Rodrick Reed, brother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed, said it was time for families and those who want to stop all executions to get together to fight.Fighting for an innocent loved one on death row can be a full time job. Here at the Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., the week of Sept. 21 are Eve Allen (middle) is working to free her brother, Billy Allen, from federal death row, and Wana and Rodrick Reed for Rodrick’s brother, Rodney Reed, from Texas death row. Joining them was Delia Perez Meyer of Austin, Texas, the sister of Louis Castro Perez, who has spent decades working to prove her brother’s innocence. Eve Allen, the sister of Billie Allen, who is on federal death row, traveled to Terra Haute as well. She proclaims her brother is an artist, an author and innocent. (FreeBillyAllen.com)Racist injustice systemThe issue of racism in the criminal justice system has been out front in the public view following George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer in May, resulting in outrage and demonstrations across the country.A Sept. 15 report by the Washington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Information Center states that Black people remain overrepresented on death rows and that Black people who kill white people are far more likely to be sentenced to death than white people who kill Black people.According to DPIC, of the 56 inmates currently on federal death row, 26 are Black– almost half–while Black people make up only about 13% of the U.S. population.No more federal executions are presently scheduled, though the Department of Justice could change that at any time. There is one more state execution set for 2020—Purvis Payne, a man on Tennessee’s death row. Payne may be both innocent and intellectually disabled.Since 2002, it has been unconstitutional to subject those with intellectual disabilites to the death penalty. Payne has sought an opportunity to present evidence of his intellectual disability, but his effort has been denied by the Tennessee state courts.African American leaders in Tennessee are urging the governor and the courts to stop Payne’s execution. State legislators, legal associations, religious leaders and community activists are demanding DNA testing. Their appeal includes postponement of the Dec. 3 execution date so the Tennessee legislature can amend state law with a procedure for death row prisoners to establish they are mentally disabled and ineligible for the death penalty.Abolish the death penalty!Since the 1970s, there have been 1,526 executions in the U.S. The vast majority have taken place in the former enslaving Confederate states of the South—1,245. Texas led in legal lynchings with 570.But executions have continued to decline over the last 20 years. Fourteen executions have taken place in 2020, half by the federal government. Texas has enforced three this year and there has been one execution each in Missouri, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. According to the DPIC, “The national death-row population has declined for 18 consecutive years, as sentence reversals, executions and deaths by other causes are outpacing new death sentences.”The criminal so-called “justice” system can never be reformed. It needs to be abolished, along with the cops and the courts and the prisons. Until that day, activists can win some victories, abolitionists can chip away at the death penalty, and transitional demands can be made and won.But for the 2,500 men and women now on state and federal death rows, the only solution is abolition of the death penalty.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU baseball players reflect on summer league experience

first_imgAlly Lantz + posts Volleyball finds success on their home court Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Three new club sports could start next semester Facebook Twitter Ally is a junior history major and journalism minor. She is a sports reporter for TCU 360. Twitter TCU students staying for the break to cheer on the Frogs New sand volleyball courts excite team, students printMultiple TCU baseball players competed in different leagues across the country this summer in order to get more experience for the upcoming season.The TCU coaches helped the players join a league that was best suited for their skills and abilities. As soon as the Horned Frog baseball season was done, these players flew to wherever the summer league was being played.Zack Plunkett, a sophomore catcher, played in the Alaska Baseball League.“We would go workout, go get lunch and then go to the field and hang out at the field all day usually,” Plunkett said.Plunkett batted .133 with the National Division-winning Matsu Miners in 33 at-bats in 10 games.Connor Wanhanen, a TCU outfielder, batted .208 with the Miners.Elliot Barzilli, a junior infielder, spent his summer playing in the Northwoods League on the Duluth Huskies team based in Minnesota.“It was a really tough league because we only had four off-days all summer,” Barzilli said. “We were playing games everyday.”Barzilli batted .220 with one home run in the regular season for the Huskies but caught fire in the playoffs with a .500 average.These players joined leagues that played about 50 games in two months.The players were also given a fitness program they needed to follow while participating in these leagues.Some players opted to stay on campus over the summer in order to take classes. These players participated in workouts with the team’s training coach while on campus.When the full team returns to TCU’s campus in the fall, they all participate in team workouts.“When we get back, we get pretty quickly back into workouts,” Plunkett said.The team will continue to train until the season starts in 2016. Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook TCU celebrates with the fans in the stands, following an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against LSU in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 18, 2015. TCU won 8-4, sending LSU home. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler) Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ Previous articleFrogs drop to No. 4 in AP Poll, No. 3 in coaches pollNext articleRec Center reopens after closing Monday for a power outage Ally Lantz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Ally Lantzhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ally-lantz/ ReddItlast_img read more

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Journalist brutally beaten by president’s men leaves hospital

first_img Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more GabonAfrica Reports News Help by sharing this information GabonAfrica News Follow the news on Gabon Journalist Habib Papy Boudendji, known as Habib Bilalou, of the satirical weekly Le Nganga, left hospital on 10 December 2008 after treatment for serious injuries from a brutal beating by soldiers within the presidential palace overnight on 5-6 December. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders that he had been clubbed on the feet and has also been left with several bruising to his face. He said he was “worried” about his safety. to go further News Receive email alerts December 12, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist brutally beaten by president’s men leaves hospital December 31, 2019 Find out more Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands Journalist Habib Papy Boudendji, known as Habib Bilalou, of the satirical weekly Le Nganga, left hospital on 10 December 2008 after treatment for serious injuries from a brutal beating by soldiers within the presidential palace overnight on 5-6 December. In one of his articles, carried by Le Nganga on 27 November, he pointed the finger at the head of state’s eldest daughter and director of the presidential cabinet, Pascaline Bongo, in an alleged embezzlement case. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders that he had been clubbed on the feet and was unable to walk properly. Habib Bilalou has also been left with several bruising to his face, particularly to one eye and his nose. He said he was “worried” about his safety. ——————10.12 – Satirical weekly reporter badly beaten by president’s bodyguardsHabib Papy Boubendji, also known as Habib Bibalou, an investigative journalist with the satirical weekly Le Nganga, was badly beaten by soldiers inside the presidential compound in Libreville on the night of 5 December, Reporters Without Borders has learned from several sources. He is now in intensive care in a military hospital near the capital where only his wife is allowed to visit him.“The beating that Bibalou received and the unanswered questions surrounding it are totally unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Gabonese authorities to publicly explain the attack and to provide information about Bibalou’s present status and state of health.”The press freedom organisation added: “This incident could easily have ended tragically, with one more name being added to the grim list of journalists who have ‘disappeared’ after falling into the clutches of an African president’s bodyguards.”Reporters Without Borders got its information independently from various sources that corroborated each other. According to the sources, Bibalou received a severe beating from soldiers inside the presidential compound on the evening of 5 December after being summoned to the president’s office.The next morning, members of the gendarmerie’s General Directorate of Investigation (DGR) left Bibalou at a military training hospital 9 km outside Libreville and since then he has been in its intensive care unit, where only his wife may visit him. He reportedly has facial bruising, two broken ribs and a broken leg.Bibalou’s colleagues at Le Nganga have stopped going to work since the beating for fear of being arrested as well. The newspaper’s editor, Loïc Bitéghé, cannot be reached. A local source told Reporters Without Borders that Bibalou was first summoned to the president’s office on 2 December, when he was received by President Omar Bongo Ondimba (OBO). Thereafter, he went back to work until the second summons.In a front-page story for Le Nganga’s 27 November issue (of which Reporters Without Borders has a copy), Bibalou suggested that the president’s chief of staff, his daughter Pascaline Bongo, could have been responsible for the possible embezzlement of 600 million CFA francs.The story included a copy of a memo signed by Pascaline Bongo on 26 October 2006 asking “the public treasury to urgently disburse the necessary funds” for a road-building project in an outlying suburb of the capital to be executed by BJN Gabon, a local company.Although the money was released, “any Libreville driver can tell you that the road network that needed so much money (more than 600 million CFA francs) is largely unchanged,” Bibalou wrote in his article. “Does this mean BJN Gabon did not get all the funding for the work? Or did the money find its way to another destination? Or are we to suppose that this company and the president’s staff agreed not to put it all into the project, to the point of deliberately sabotaging OBO’s policy.”Although nominally a democracy, Gabon is in practice the personal fief of President Bongo and his family. The privately-owned media try to survive, often taking orders from versatile and readily corruptible politicians. Gabon was ranked 110th out of 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Reporters Without Borders meanwhile condemns journalist Alain Richard Nzamba Nzinga’s suspension for one month by state-owned Radio Télévision Gabonaise (RTG 1) for criticising the adoption of a law awarding Gabonese legislators a pension of 1 million CFA francs a month when they retire from parliament. January 24, 2020 Find out more Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

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RSF urges French Senate to safeguard press freedom in “global security” and “republican principles” bills

first_imgNews Receive email alerts to go further February 17, 2021 RSF urges French Senate to safeguard press freedom in “global security” and “republican principles” bills News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Article 18 of the draft law “consolidating respect for the Republic’s principles”, adopted on 16 February by the National Assembly, penalizes “revealing, disseminating or transmitting, by any means whatsoever, information relating to the private, family or professional life of a person allowing them to be identified or located, with the aim of exposing them or members of their family to a direct risk of harm to themselves or their property, a risk of which the perpetrator could not be unaware.”This crime would be punishable by three years in prison, or five years “when committed against a person holding public authority or entrusted with a public service responsibility, or against the holder of an elected office.”In an op-ed piece in Le Monde last month, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire and Paris Bar Association president Olivier Cousi argued that article 18 is a recast version of the global security bill’s very controversial article 24, which penalizes the dissemination of photos or video of police officers with an intent to harm. The Senate is currently due to consider both articles, which could be merged. RSF, which has already described the dangers that article 24, like article 18, poses to journalists and press freedom, calls for both articles to be removed.Article 18 more dangerous than article 24Journalists could be prosecuted for disseminating photos or video of police officers under article 18, just as they could under article 24. Photos or video of police officers could constitute “information relating to their professional life,” as mentioned in article 18 and, in response to a complaint, a prosecutor could try to demonstrate that the journalist disseminated them with an intent to harm. Like article 24, article 18 could be misused and could result in police officers arresting journalists in the field on the pretext that the video or photos being taken would be used to harm them.Article 24 would be incorporated into France’s 1881 law on press freedom, which has very protective procedures. It does not allow immediate trial and imposes very short statutes of limitations. Article 18, on the other hand, would be part of the criminal code, which excludes procedural guarantees and exposes journalists to much heavier sentences than article 24.Better crack down on disseminating personal information with intent to harmWhile both articles threaten press freedom, it is important to be able to combat the dissemination – especially online dissemination – of personal information or information allowing a person to be identified. The threats against Charlie Hebdo’s journalists and the hate messages to which the schoolteacher Samuel Paty was subjected prior to his murder showed that plots can be organized on social media resulting in very serious violence in the real world. Nonetheless, the existing legislation only imperfectly allows such activities to be prosecuted and punished.Reinforce laws on inciting crimes and offencesInstead of creating new crimes that are defined in such a way as to endanger press freedom, legislators should improve existing provisions on inciting violence, damage to property, hatred or discrimination.Incitement comes under the 1881 press law, which provides journalists with protection. But, as currently drafted, the crime of incitement does not penalize the dissemination of personal information with intent to harm if the intent is not explicit.RSF therefore proposes that a paragraph should be added to the 1881 press law’s articles on incitement that includes incitement to crimes or offences by means of the dissemination of personal information (or information allowing a person to be identified) accompanied by explicit encouragement to commit a crime or offence.Including this crime in the 1881 press law would ensure that journalists benefit from its protective procedural framework while making it possible, with article 20 of the bill, to bring non-journalists to immediate trial.Safeguard press freedom and journalists’ rights in any caseThe “global security” bill’s rapporteurs in the Senate have said they want to detach article 24 from the 1881 press freedom law. It is vital that the Senate should safeguard respect for press freedom, and this means keeping article 24 in the 1881 law or ensuring that it is accompanied by provisions similar to article 20’s so that journalists continue to enjoy the 1881 law’s procedural safeguards protecting free speech and the right to inform.The provisions finally adopted must also prevent their misuse by police in an abuse of authority, and ensure that they cannot result in journalists being arrested while taking photos or filming police officers on the basis of a supposed intent to harm.France is ranked 34th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassment Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Francecenter_img FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassment RSF_en French Senate (photo: Bertrand GUAY / AFP) “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says May 10, 2021 Find out more Following the adoption by the French National Assembly of article 18 in the draft law on “consolidating respect for the Republic’s principles” (also known as the “anti-separatism bill”), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Senate to remove this article and the “global security” bill’s controversial article 24, and instead accept RSF’s counter-proposals. June 2, 2021 Find out more News June 4, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Do eBikes and Law Enforcement Mix?

first_imgCover Story Do eBikes and Law Enforcement Mix? When Monrovia Canyon Park rangers bought two ebikes from Brio Electric Bikes, there were high hopes on how it would ease the rangers’ jobs. After a month, we check up on the rangers to ask how the ebikes have been treating them. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, September 23, 2013 | 11:13 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes About a month ago, rangers from Monrovia Canyon Park bought two IZIP Express bicycles from Brio Electric Bikes. The prospect of easily patrolling the hills while going green was too good to resist for the rangers. After a month, how are they faring?Eugene Suk, a park ranger at Monrovia Canyon Park says, “I think they’re great. They are a great alternative to what we have right now. We’re using these e-bikes as an alternative mode of transportation and patrol. They have this different versatility in what we do, from our day to day whether it’s patrol or whether just getting to the different apartments that we go to or the different buildings that we go to for the park.”Senior park ranger, Hector Inzunza, concurs, saying, “I think it’s really great to have some electrical bikes up there, and of course there’s little impact to the environment which we always consider here.”Inzunza explains how Brio Electric Bikes was extremely helpful the whole time the rangers’ were on the lookout for ebikes. He says Brio’s “gave some recommendations regarding some bikes and we found a bike that would be compatible for our use.”The two IZIP Express bicycles Inzunza and his staff got are the same model bikes the LAPD uses. And so far, “I can tell you that it doesn’t take much effort to really take up on this bike,” says Inzunza. “The battery lasts about half a day if we use if for four hours consistently which is not bad. We get about 20-25 miles. That equates to less money going to fuel, so I save money and once again, there’s no impact to the environment.”The bikes are now considered as THE vehicle to use, according to Inzunza. “We’re actually out there with the bicycle in the Hillside doing patrols or working, being ‘in presence.’ And I think we’re going to try to be on a bike on a cold day rather than a vehicle. I think it can definitely work effectively by keeping more of an eye out there on a bike.”Inzunza adds, “it’s more people-friendly. We can stop and talk to folks in a very positive manner.”Being more people-friendly, Suk says, has a benefit from a community relations perspective. “You don’t have that intimidation factor I believe. If you get that presence, it’s easier to talk, we get a lot more friendly smiles, we get a lot more conversations because we are easier to approach,” says Suk.So how goes it for ebikes and law enforcement?Inzunza says, “it’s really an ideal tool to have. And, my staff loves them.”To learn more about Brio Electric Bikes, visit http://www.brioelectricbikes.com/ or call (626) 657-2251.Brio Electric Bikes is located at 113 E. Olive Ave., Monrovia. Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Business Newslast_img read more

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Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2021-02-17 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago For November 2020 the nationwide mortgage overall-delinquency rate was 5.9%. When it comes to serious delinquencies, 90 days or more past due, including foreclosures, which are 0.3%, down from 0.4% in November 2019, November recorded the lowest rate since June 2020, pointing to signs of increasing stabilization, the analysts said.That is the most recent data from CoreLogic, the property-data analysis company that, monthly, tracks all stages of delinquency as well as transition rates that indicate the percentage of mortgages moving from one stage of delinquency to the next.”Urban areas hit hard by the pandemic recession or by a natural disaster experienced the largest spike in delinquency over the last year,” CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. “Forbearance and loan modification helped struggling families rebuild their financial house in hard-hit places. While vaccination will mitigate the pandemic, the best cure for delinquency is income restoration through job creation.”The researchers point out the correlation between the unemployment rate and mortgage delinquencies, noting that households with members in the oil and hospitality industries have been hit especially hard. The unemployment rate fell from 14.8% in April to 6.7% by the end of 2020. However, they add, the recent rebound in employment has helped some struggling homeowners begin to make payments again.”The consistent decline in serious delinquency since August is a sign of growing financial stability for families,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “In addition to ensuring that homeowners stay in their homes, the decline in delinquency means fewer distressed sales, which is both a positive for individual households and the overall housing market.”The rate for early-stage delinquencies (30 to 59 days past due) was 1.4%, down from 2% in the same period of 2019. The share of mortgages 60 to 89 days past due was 0.6%, unchanged from November 2019.Every state logged an annual increase in overall delinquency rates in November. Topping the list for gains was Hawaii (up 4.3 percentage points) and Nevada (up 4.2 percentage points).CoreLogic further breaks down delinquencies regionally on its Insights report for November. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. February 17, 2021 12,153 Views Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Previous: New Tool Tracks Property Flood-Risk Data Next: DS5: Exploring Opportunity Zone Investment The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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Mc Ginley awaits news of his fate as cabinet meets to discuss junior ministerial…

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – July 15, 2014 Twitter Google+ The new cabinet meets for the first time today, with the line up for junior ministerial positions high on the agenda.An announcement is expected later on the new ranks, with a number of promotions and demotions expected.It’s already been confirmed that former Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan will be given a role responsible for the diaspora, while Labour’s Ged Nash has been promoted to a so-called ‘super-junior’ position at the Department of Enterprise and Employment.There’s no indication yet as to whether Donegal South West Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley, currently a Junior MInister in the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will remain a minister after today.He told Highland Radio News this morning he’s had no discussions on the issue with the Taoiseach or anyone else, and declined to speculate on what may happen today. News Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleCeltic and Cliftonville in Champions League qualfier actionNext articleUpdate – Derry security alert ends News Highland Mc Ginley awaits news of his fate as cabinet meets to discuss junior ministerial reshuffle Pinterest Facebook Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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17-year-old Ohio boy charged with 73 counts of delinquency in a nationwide ‘swatting’ spree that left police scrambling to phony 911 calls

first_imgEvgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy was charged with 140 counts of delinquency — stemming from what authorities said is the latest in the dangerous trend of “swatting” in which prank 911 calls are placed to draw a SWAT team response.The teenager, whose name was not released because he is legally underage, allegedly placed numerous phony 911 calls in six jurisdictions across the country, including Ohio, Wisconsin and New York, prompting law enforcement agencies to mobilize SWAT teams and in one case shut down a major highway for several hours.The young suspect was charged by prosecutors in Mahoning County, Ohio, with multiple charges of misdemeanors and felonies for allegedly making the hoax emergency calls, officials said.Wes Skeels, the juvenile court administrator in Mahoning County, told ABC News on Wednesday that 73 of the charges, including 40 felonies, stem from incidents that occurred in Ohio and date back to May 2017.He said the suspect appeared in juvenile court on Monday and was ordered to undergo psychological and competency examinations.Skeels said the youngster is being held in a juvenile detention facility in Youngstown, Ohio. The boy was ordered to return to court on June 3 for a probable cause hearing.“I am thankful for the prosecution because we need to make sure that we send a message to others out there that might decide it’s a good idea to try something like this,” Dodge County, Wisconsin, Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt told ABC News on Wednesday. “It really does put lives at stake and puts them in jeopardy of serious harm by something as dumb as this.”The teen suspect allegedly placed a fake 911 call on March 22, 2018, the caused Schmidt to order an all-hands emergency response.The male caller, according to Schmidt, claimed he had shot a man and taken hostages at a residence near U.S. Highway 151 between the Wisconsin cities of Beaver Dam and Columbus.“I had my entire SWAT team respond to this incident. I had all of my on-duty staff responding to this incident on a major U.S. highway,” Schmidt said. “We had to shut down that highway for a couple of hourssure.. We had EMS standby to respond and we had other agencies assisting with that shutdown.”After the incident was declared fraudulent, one of Schmidt’s detectives launched an investigation and learned of similar incidents across the country, including one in Putnam County, New York, that sounded almost identical to the episode in Wisconsin.Punam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley said that on Aug. 11 his 911 dispatch center spoke to a caller claiming “he had an AR-15, had shot his wife and was … holding his son hostage” at a house in Kent.“Members of the Sheriff’s Department were able to get in contact with the homeowner who stated he was out of state with his family and advised that the house should be unoccupied,” reads a statement from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.The sheriff’s department’s emergency response team established a perimeter around the house and using a key provided by a neighbor entered the home and “cleared both floors of the residence confirming that the home was unoccupied and there was no hostage or other emergency situation,” according to the statement.During an investigation that followed the incident, detectives were able to trace the fake call to the Ohio teen’s phone, according to the statement.“The investigators, in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies from around the country, were able to identify the caller and determine that the calls originated in Mahoning County, Ohio,” the statement reads.The boy was arrested and charged in February and the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office agreed to handle the charges against him for law enforcement agencies that were hoodwinked.“He’s not even remotely close to us,” Sheriff Schmidt told ABC News of the suspect. “I don’t know if he got a kick out of it. I mean, there’s no other ulterior motive that I’m aware of.”“Swatting” incidents have become more frequent in recent years with its roots traced to online gamers and internet trolls.Just last week, a Los Angeles man, Tyler Barriss, 26, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for making a prank phone call to police in Wichita, Kansas, that ended in officers going to a house and fatally shooting an “innocent” man.Barriss pleaded guilty to making a false report resulting in a death, and counts of cyberstalking and conspiracy.“Swatting is no prank,” U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said following Barriss’ sentencing hearing. “Sending police and emergency responders rushing to anyone’s home based on utterly false information as some kind of joke shows an incredible disregard for the safety of other people.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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