Philippines church leaders undergo public HIV test to battle stigma

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Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Most Rev. Ephraim S Fajutagana, Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church, undergoes an HIV test as part of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines public campaign to remove the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.Photo: NCCP[Anglican Communion News Service] Christian leaders in the Philippines have undergone public HIV tests as part of a campaign against the stigmatization of people with HIV/AIDS.The Rev. Rex Reyes Jr, general secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), told a press conference at the World Council of Churches’ Central Council meeting in Trondheim, Norway, June 27 that it was part of an “aggressive educational awareness program.”Reyes, a priest of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, said that the “strong religious flavour” in the country was a defining issue in the way some people behave towards people living with HIV; and that the public HIV tests was part of a “more practical way” of dealing with the stigma.Church leaders were undergoing HIV tests not because they thought they might have the virus; but “to project the necessity of HIV testing for our young people.”He said: “Our young people are afraid to go for testing because of the discrimination that comes with it, because of the religious taboo that has been hammered home for a long time, the concept of sin and the notion of immorality, and so on.”In addition to promoting HIV testing, the campaign was also designed to challenge young people on the issue of not discrimination and human dignity, Reyes said.The stigma associated with HIV/AIDS led to a large public backlash when a photograph of Reyes undergoing an HIV test was displayed on a huge billboard on the main highway in the country. “I was bashed for that and there was strong reaction from my colleagues to issue a statement,” he said. “But we [decided to] let it pass, because at least people are talking about it.”He said that churches in the Philippines were working together on their approach to HIV/Aids. “It is stronger that way,” he said. “The theological issues are easier to deal with when we talk together.“We recognize churches when they have their own initiative – and that is good. But to drive the point that HIV transcends denominations [and] transcends faith. We have to deal with that in an ecumenical way and I’m very glad that the WCC is leading in this area.”Isabel Apawo Phiri, the associate general secretary of the WCC, said that a statement on HIV/AIDS was being prepared at the on-going meeting of its Central Committee. The statement, which will follow similar statements in 1986, 1996, and 2006, will ask churches to “recommit themselves to the work on HIV,” she said. “What this does is to show that we are united in the area of our HIV/AIDS response. This is not for an individual church to act on its own but for all of us together.” Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Frank Riggio-Preston says: Philippines church leaders undergo public HIV test to battle stigma By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 27, 2016 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Health & Healthcare, Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Servicelast_img read more

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It takes a village, to raise a child: Let’s Talk About…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleThe amazing growth of the Christmas treeNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From Let’s Talk About it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear center_img ***** This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will be joined by Wheatly Elementary School Principal Ms. Lukeshia Miller.  Ms. Miller will present her plan of action to Apopka residents, parents, stakeholders and Wheatly Alumni as to the educational crisis afoot affecting Wheatly Elementary School presently having the status of a double “D” rated school.  The Dynamic Duo will appeal to the African proverb of, “It takes a village, to raise a child” as the clarion call, to mobilize the community in the best interest of its children.  If Wheatly Elementary School receives another “D” grade as a result of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) test, the school is suspectable to being operated by a 3rd party entity to take oversight control of educational services.  Join this critical conversation, this is a “can’t-miss” show!Let’s Talk Nation will also hear what “Nicole Knows.” These and other topics will be discussed by two of the most influential voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT on Let’s Talk Nation!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalknationusa or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind! Please enter your comment! Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was formerly the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Apopka Police Dept. starts high visibility enforcement on 441

first_img Goal is to improve pedestrian & bicycle safetyFrom Apopka Police DepartmentOrange County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists, and the Apopka Police Department (APD) wants to do their part to improve these statistics in our city.In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the APD will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) on March 16, March 26, April 30, May 6 and May 11, 2021, along Orange Blossom Trail. This area is over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.Remember:Drivers: obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.Bicyclists: obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.Pedestrians: cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night, and use sidewalks when they are available.Questions: Contact Sergeant Steve Harmon at (407) 703-1771 or (407) 703-1757. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentBicycleEducationHigh Visibility EnforcementPedestriansafetytrafficTransportationViolations Previous articleAdventHealth is first in Central Florida to perform innovative procedure for treating aggressive brain tumorsNext articleApopka non-profits have much to offer our community this month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Logan Weaver Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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House in Kaga / AE5 partners

first_img 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/176506/house-in-kaga-ae5-partners Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Projects Houses Photographs:  Nacasa & PartnersText description provided by the architects. Along a series of lushly green mountains, narrow rice field terraces are divided by a mountain stream. Surrounded by this complicated yet beautiful abundant nature, a settlement can be seen in Kashiwano-machi, a town in Kaga city, Ishikawa, Japan. The project site was established in an gap along by a national road running the edge of the city. How should the building be designed to fill the space in a town that was slowly built up over a long period of time by people and nature? Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe foundational concept of the plan should proceed from the climate, the culture, and the historical context, while still expressing modernity. It was thought that this approach may be necessary and most natural for the residents and town people. Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersA “Kura” (Japanese warehouse) is a feature of the typology of the town. It is a secondary house that can be seen anywhere, since every house in the town has a Kura. With small, aesthetic proportions, it fills the space and distance between houses and it helps block the prying eyes of neighbors. Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersIt can be said that the planning site complies with the traditional construction style of the town: a house like a Kura with a few open doors is built between a busy national road and the head house in which the client family lives. Additionally, the volume of a Kura suits the current “a house for a woman living alone” theme. While moving forward with the plan, the typological aspect of the Kura was used within the constraints of the building’s site and context to specialize the process. The process begin like this: a decision was made using a volume study that maintained the proportions of the dialogue between the building plan and the surrounding environment. Then, between the main house and the planned building, a chevron shaped courtyard was made way for, creating a complete assembly whose plan is known as Kunoji. Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersBetween the Kunoji and the main house the space became a welcoming courtyard and, at the same time, the north-western side of the Kunoji produced a small space that answered the client’s request of having a private garden. Via this process an architectural shape that acts as a part of the town was derived. Save this picture!© Nacasa & PartnersText provided by AE5 partnersProject gallerySee allShow lessPrivate Brewery / FORMA Architectural StudioArticlesPFFF Inflatable Architecture CompetitionArticles Share “COPY” Japan CopyHouses•Kaga-shi, Japan House in Kaga / AE5 partnersSave this projectSaveHouse in Kaga / AE5 partners ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/176506/house-in-kaga-ae5-partners Clipboard Year:  Architects: AE5 partners Area Area of this architecture project House in Kaga / AE5 partners “COPY” Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners+ 18 Share Area:  84 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAE5 partnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKaga-shiHousesJapanPublished on October 17, 2011Cite: “House in Kaga / AE5 partners” 17 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House in Kaga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 streamlast_img read more

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Black Lives Matter movement sparks electoral defeat for FOP

first_imgProtesters call on Krasner to “Free Mumia” in Philadelphia, March 12.PhiladelphiaFor decades, the endorsement of the powerful Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police was sought by almost every candidate running for office in the city and throughout Pennsylvania. Through the power of its purse strings, the FOP has been able to fill the courts with judges who favor capital punishment, high bail and long sentences, even for minor crimes. It could count on politicians to pass “get tough on crime legislation” and to look the other way when victims of police brutality demanded justice.In his appeals in the late 1990s before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Mumia Abu-Jamal requested that Justice Ronald Castille recuse himself from the case. Mumia charged bias, because Castille had a role in his case as a former Philadelphia district attorney, and he received FOP backing. Castille responded that while he took FOP money, so had all the other judges on the state’s highest court.The protests held in 2020, led by Black Lives Matter and other racial justice advocates following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, exposed the role of police “unions” in blocking reforms. And they created a climate in which FOP backing has become detrimental for a candidate.In the May 18 Democratic primary election for Philadelphia district attorney, incumbent Larry Krasner overwhelmingly defeated his FOP-backed challenger, Carlos Vega, by getting 65% of the vote. This was despite Philadelphia FOP Lodge 5 spending $140,000 to oust Krasner. This amount is more than the FOP spent in the city’s last seven electoral cycles.  The 14,000-member cop lodge donated over $113,000 to the Protect Our Police Political Action Committee, which was launched by a group of retired police in 2020 to push Krasner out of office. That PAC spent $134,000 on TV ads attacking Krasner. When it sent out a fundraising email blaming George Floyd for his own death, Vega renounced the group. But the damage to his election bid had already been done. Exit interviews with voters found the primary election was seen as a choice between Krasner and the FOP. Vega’s loss may be the last stand for the FOP, which had backed other losing candidates in races for eight Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge positions. Pittsburgh: Police brutality a key issue Police brutality impacted the primary in Pittsburgh, where “underdog” Ed Gainey defeated incumbent Bill Peduto in the mayoral race. Poised to become Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor, Gainey is favored to win the fall election in a predominantly Democratic city. Pittsburgh is, however, ranked as one of the worst places for Black people to live in the U.S. The Abolitionist Law Center found that Black people, while only 23% of the city’s population, account for 70% of arrests.Vega, a former homicide prosecutor, was one of 31 staffers fired when Krasner took office in January 2018. Vega’s campaign repeated the FOP’s line that Krasner was “soft on crime” and somehow “responsible for a rise in homicides and violent crimes,” which have wracked Philadelphia over the past year. Scott Roberts, who is with the racial justice group Color of Change, stated: “People want to see these prosecutors’ offices being focused on bringing down incarceration rates and holding police accountable. And they’re actually looking for other solutions for violence; they’re not willing to buy into the narrative that they hear from police unions and conservative politicians.” (The Intercept, May 18)Abu-Jamal case exposes Krasner’s weakness vs FOPWhile applauding the FOP’s electoral defeat, many progressive activists continue to criticize Krasner for refusing to stand up to police in the appellant case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. In February 2021, Krasner filed briefs with the Pennsylvania Superior Court arguing against Abu-Jamal’s current appeals. He upheld decisions made in the mid-1990s by “Hanging Judge” Albert Sabo, a virulent racist. In an interview with The Jamal Journal May 21, Abu-Jamal’s spiritual adviser, Mark Lewis Taylor, founder of Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal, criticized Krasner for rubber-stamping every decision Sabo made at Abu-Jamal’s1982 trial and his subsequent Post Conviction Relief Appeal hearings.  Taylor told the Journal: “All of Sabo’s courtrooms show at least a potential for racial bias, as well as many comments that offer clear evidence of racial bias. Krasner also knows that the bar for tolerating racial bias in courtrooms is set exceedingly low. . . . [yet] Krasner shows no interest in lowering the unfairly raised bar against Mumia. To perpetuate the state’s performance of that exception is to fail to be a prosecutor ‘for the people’ of Philadelphia.”While even limited judicial reforms are welcome, there is little ground for hoping that the election of “progressive” prosecutors will make any serious long-term dent in the criminal injustice system. Both Krasner’s initial win and his successful bid for re-election resulted from a broad, multinational and diverse movement which has mobilized against racial injustice and police brutality. It is this movement, not Krasner, that holds the greatest potential for bringing about systemic change. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Parsons Named “Top 50 Employer” By Workforce Diversity

first_img More Cool Stuff Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been named a “Top 50 Employer” in Workforce Diversity by Engineering & IT Professionals magazine, one of seven magazines published by Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc. (EOP).Parsons was chosen for this distinction based on an EOP reader survey, which asked readers to list the top 50 companies and top 20 government agencies where they would most like to work or that they believe would provide the best working environment for members of minority groups. This honor, a first for Parsons, is consistent with the corporation’s core value of diversity, which is also demonstrated by Parsons being named as one of the “Top 50 Employers” for minority engineers in Minority Engineer since 2007. In addition, Parsons has been designated for three consecutive years as a Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media. Victory Media also recently designated Parsons a Top 25 STEM Jobs Approved Employer for 2015.“We are honored to be recognized by the readers of Workforce Diversity by Engineering & IT Professionals magazine,” stated Debra Fiori, Parsons’ Corporate Vice President of Talent Management. “Our corporate philosophy remains focused on actively pursuing diversity in our workforce composition, the markets we serve, and the services we provide.”Currently, more than 15,000 Parsons employees are engaged in projects in 29 countries. These dedicated workers speak more than 80 languages collectively, and hold more than 11,800 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons’ employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.Parsons’ “Top 50 Employer” ranking will appear in the summer edition of Workforce Diversity by Engineering & IT Professionals. For more information, visit www.eop.com.Parsons, celebrating 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 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. Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News Subscribe Business Districts News Parsons Named “Top 50 Employer” By Workforce Diversity From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 11:25 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 Showtimeslast_img read more

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Pasadena Author Naomi Hirahara’s Hiroshima Boy Nominated for an Edgar

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Literary Arts Pasadena Author Naomi Hirahara’s Hiroshima Boy Nominated for an Edgar From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 6:36 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Business News Subscribecenter_img 122 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena author Naomi Hirahara was nominated for a 2019 Edgar® Award on January 22nd for her seventh and final of the Mas Arai mystery series, Hiroshima Boy, published by Prospect Park Books. Hirahara is not new to the Edgars, which are considered the Oscars of the mystery writing world—she won the Edgar for the third in the series, Snakeskin Shamisen, in 2007. The series has also been nominated for Macavity and Anthony awards. Naomi will fly to New York in late April for the black-tie awards banquet hosted by the Mystery Writers of America.Hirahara was born in Altadena, attended high school in South Pasadena, and has lived in Pasadena for most of her adult life. The protagonist of her series, a Japanese-American gardener from Altadena named Mas Arai, was inspired by her father, who was also a gardener from Altadena. Like Mas, her father (and her mother) were survivors of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945, and in Hiroshima Boy, she sends the elderly Mas from Altadena back to Hiroshima, where he gets involved in a murder case.Hirahara is also the author of the Ellie Rush mystery series (Berkley) and Life After Manzanar (Heyday Books). A graduate of Stanford University, she has also written extensively about gardening and Japanese-American history and culture, and has contributed to several anthologies and collaborative books, including Los Angeles Noir, Santa Cruz Noir, and Hometown Pasadena. Later in 2019, Prospect Park will publish the debut of a new mystery series from Hirahara, Iced in Paradise, set in Hawaii. Learn more about her at www.naomihirahara.com.Prospect Park Books is an Altadena-based publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cookbooks, regional, and gift titles. Learn more at www.prospectparkbooks.com. Community News Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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REMOTAIR, par Alisea: comment la Covid-19 stimule la créativité et aboutit à la conception…

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCoinsure Launches Quick Trade Mobile App  Next articleSignifier Medical Ushers In New Era of Treatment for Sleep Apnea and Snoring with FDA Approval of eXciteOSA Device Digital AIM Web Support REMOTAIR, par Alisea: comment la Covid-19 stimule la créativité et aboutit à la conception de solutions innovantes d’amélioration des systèmes CVC Local NewsBusinesscenter_img TAGS  Facebook Andrea Casa – Alisea C.E.O. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Myanmar junta cracks down on crowds defying protest ban

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Contesting Crisis-Era RMBS Litigation

first_img Contesting Crisis-Era RMBS Litigation November 12, 2018 1,901 Views Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: PRMI Named 2018 Top Workplace Next: Buying a Home Before Turning 35 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Black Rock Department of Justice mortgage RMBS Securities. Crisis UBS Wells Fargo Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Switzerland-based wealth manager UBS has said that it plans to contest the litigation by the United States Government over UBS’ issuance, underwriting, and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) during the financial crisis a decade ago. In a recent statement, UBS said that it was “confident in its legal position based on the facts and the law.”The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a civil complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against UBS, seeking monetary civil penalties under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) regarding these RMBS transactions that took place in 2006-07.The DOJ has alleged that instead of ensuring that their representations to investors were accurate and transparent, UBS affirmatively misled investors and withheld crucial information from them about the loans in its deals.“UBS allegedly placed a higher priority on selling bonds and making profits than accurately representing the quality of the underlying loans to investors. These practices resulted in massive losses to investors, harmed homeowners, and ultimately jeopardized the banking system,” said United States Attorney Byung J. Pak for the Northern District of Georgia, who filed these charges along with Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York  and Associate Inspector General Jennifer Byrne, Federal Housing Finance Agency-Office of Inspector General (FHFA-OIG) in federal court for the Eastern District of New York.However, UBS said that it did not cause losses for RMBS investors and fulfilled its disclosure obligations to sophisticated RMBS investors. Additionally, UBS said that it had suffered “massive losses on U.S. mortgage-related assets including the RMBS cited in the complaint, negating any inference of fraud.” The wealth manager also plans to contest the allegations on the grounds that it was not a significant originator of U.S. Residential Mortgages and that any penalty sought by the DOJ would be limited at most to losses to federally-insured financial institutions.While UBS has decided to contest the litigation, in another RMBS trustee litigation, Wells Fargo and Black Rock have reached a settlement to resolve two class action suits in federal and state court related to Wells Fargo’s role as a trustee for some RMBS trusts created more than a decade ago. The litigation relates to a case where a group of institutional investors including finds affiliated with Black Rock Inc., and PIMCO were named as plaintiffs along with Wells Fargo.Denying the claims made in the litigation, Wells Fargo said that it would pay $43 million under the settlement. According to a Wells Fargo statement, separate from the settlement amount that it is paying, up to $70 million from certain trust reserve accounts established in connection with the litigation will also be released.“Consistent with our sound business practices, we believe that we appropriately fulfilled our duties as trustee by performing the responsibilities prescribed in the relevant contracts for these decade-old trusts,” said Troy Kilpatrick, Head of Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services. “While we disagree with the allegations, it is in the best interest of all parties to put this protracted litigation behind us and we are satisfied with this settlement.”Wells Fargo said that the agreement, which is subject to approval by the court, resolves claims regarding the fulfillment of Wells Fargo’s duties as trustee—including providing certain notifications to certificateholders—for 271 RMBS trusts created between 2004 and 2008.The bank said that as trustee, its duties were limited to administering the trusts and that it had no role in the origination or servicing of the mortgages at issue. “The agreement resolves a significant portion of the claims asserted against the company in connection with its role as trustee for RMBS trusts,” Wells Fargo said.However, it pointed out that this agreement did not cover the separate lawsuits filed by certain other institutional investors concerning 58 trusts.center_img Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Black Rock Department of Justice mortgage RMBS Securities. 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