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Mary Crist Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] El siguiente sermón fue presentado hoy en la 77a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que se reúne en Indianápolis, Indiana, hasta el 12 de julio.El texto que sigue es el sermón que la Rda. Dra. Mary Crist (Pienegro) predicará en la Convención General, en la Eucaristía del mediodía del 9 de Julio de 2012.Señor, soy tuya. Que mis palabras glorifiquen tu nombre.Gracias por la oportunidad de hablarles hoy. Les traigo saludos de mis ascendientes: del pueblo de mi madre, la nación pienegro de Montana, y del pueblo de mi padre, de Dinamarca. Me llamo Pitaki, que quiere decir Mujer Águila.El pueblo de Samson Occom era el mohegano. Él fue el primer indígena en ser ordenado al ministerio, como presbiteriano. Esto tuvo lugar en 1859, unos pocos años antes de que Enmegahbowh, de los ojibuas fuera el primer indígena ordenado al sacerdocio episcopal.Occom fue también el primer indio americano que publicó sus escritos. Demostró que tenía valor, conexiones y compromisos, cualidades que siguen caracterizando a muchos indígenas en la Iglesia de hoy. Él le llevó la luz de Cristo a mucha gente.Las cualidades del valor, la conexión y el compromiso son la espina dorsal del ministerio de las iglesias pequeñas que estamos llevando a cabo con buenos resultados.Tal como el evangelio nos dice hoy, debemos dar a conocer esta obra. Vayamos a la luz. Celebrémosla. En obediencia al evangelio de Lucas, y en la tradición nativa, comparto un relato de lo que puede suceder cuando escuchamos.Poco después de mi ordenación al sacerdocio, hace unos seis meses, mi obispo me dijo que me nombraba para servir en una iglesia. ¡Me sentí tan entusiasmada! Esto era muy buena noticia.La mala noticia era que mi iglesia no tenía ni congregación, ni presupuesto ni salario.Vean ustedes, la congregación en esta iglesia había llegado al punto en que ya no podía hacerle frente a sus gastos. Esto sucedió a pesar de que el clérigo anterior y unos cuantos fieles habían trabajado arduamente. La iglesia en su antigua forma había muerto.Los pocos fieles plantaron un huerto comunitario, y le dieron vida a un ministerio para los desamparados y los hambrientos. Auspiciaron un congreso (pow wow) y empezaron a ayudar a los estudiantes en una escuela interna de nativoamericanos. También acogieron a nuevos grupos en el territorio.Escucharon al Espíritu y experimentaron la resurrección en algo nuevo.En la actualidad, el edificio de la iglesia sigue siendo bello. Situado en un terreno de 1,8 hectáreas, cuenta con un costoso órgano de tubos obsequio del propio fabricante de órganos, vestimentas de seda para el clero, hermosos trajes para el coro, e incluso vestimentas para niños acólitos se encuentran pulcramente colgadas en la sacristía. Los cálices de oro y plata aguardan con sus cubiertas protectoras. Los objetos de bronce están bruñidos. Las luces del santuario resplandecen. El gran altar está cubierto de [paños de] lino y brocado inmaculados. Un crucifijo tamaño natural tallado en madera adorna la pared detrás del altar. Las estaciones del Via Crucis esculpidas orientan a los fieles por un costado de la nave. A lo largo de la pared opuesta la luz entra a raudales a través de las puertas vidrieras. Abundan los árboles y las plantas de flores. Uno casi puede escuchar el potente sonido de los cánticos acompañados por el órgano resonante el domingo por la mañana.Sin embargo, el Espíritu llamó a la gente al ministerio de un huerto comunitario.Cuando el sacerdote anterior, un nativoamericano, se fue, el obispo me nombró a mí. Me pidió que alimentáramos a los pobres, albergáramos a los desamparados, enseñáramos a los niños y apoyáramos a los que luchan por librarse de la drogadicción y otros problemas.Cuando le pedí más detalles, me dijo que el Espíritu Santo nos ayudaría a entenderlo.En los primeros seis meses de pequeño ministerio, mi propia vida ha sido transformada como fue la de Samson Occom. He aprendido a escuchar esa vocecita del Espíritu dentro de mí, tal como manda Lucas… a escuchar en verdad.Si ustedes fueran a preguntarle a nuestra comunidad quién es el líder, la gente diría, “simplemente seguimos al Espíritu Santo”. Oramos y hacemos planes como grupo. Trabajo dentro del círculo de compañeros del ministerio.La Iglesia tiene tres empleados. La secretaria de la iglesia, una ex monja franciscana, se enfrenta a la gente más bravucona y a la más vulnerable con la misma gentileza. Ella recibe un salario de media jornada y trabaja jornada completa.El segundo empleado, plomero y soldador, andaba mal de salud cuando oyó un llamado “a tomarse unos días para entender de qué se trataba eso de Dios”. Vivió en la calle por un tiempo. Se enamoró de Dios. Aunque él puede arreglar cualquier cosa, dice que su ministerio es para los pobres y los que intentan escapar del consumo de drogas y alcohol. Afirma que habla su mismo idioma porque estuvo en la calle con ellos. Él trabaja sin paga.El jardinero, encargado y guardián también vivió en la calle hace unos pocos meses. Comenzó a trabajar en el jardín. Hoy es un miembro sano y valioso de la comunidad. Su única compensación es un cuartito donde duerme de noche.Un día vi a una mujer recostada a la pared. Parecía sentirse sola y le pregunté si le gustaría ayudarnos a colgar unos cuadros. Ahora se ocupa de la oficina después que la secretaria se va. Es una persona nueva. Su compensación es un pase mensual de autobús. Recientemente, comenzó un ministerio de cocina utilizando alimentos frescos del huerto para algunos de nuestros amigos sin hogar. “Ellos no pueden cocinar en la calle”, se dijo, y respondió [a esa necesidad].Dos Círculos de Conversación para las Primeras Mujeres de la Tierra están creciendo en la actualidad. Las mujeres provienen de muchas naciones nativoamericanas y aprenden unas de otras. También atienden a los estudiantes de un internado nativoamericano que queda cerca.Dos congregaciones evangélicas de habla hispana ahora celebran su culto en el edificio de nuestra iglesia. Ambas participan activamente en el desarrollo de nuestra comunidad.Ahora distribuimos alimentos durante cinco días a la semana. Queremos mejorar nuestras instalaciones para expandir el ministerio de cocinar [para los pobres]. Colaboramos con Casa Sobria de la Mujer [Women’s Sober Living House] que tiene un local en la acera de enfrente.Una escuela primaria que se sostendrá con fondos públicos abre sus puertas en septiembre. Perfeccionará las destrezas en matemáticas, ciencias y liderazgo de niños de barrios urbanos deprimidos. El director de una escuela afroamericana es también miembro de nuestro Comité de Planificación.En nuestro último informe al obispo, documentamos servicios a más de 500 personas por semana.Cuando voy al centro del nuevo ministerio, me siento llena de alegría, que me la produce el presenciar las vidas transformadas por personas que aman a sus prójimos como a sí mismas. A partir de los diversos ministerios, está naciendo la misión. Estamos cumpliendo con las Cinco Marcas de la Misión.La gente nos pregunta sobre lo que pasa en el centro, dándonos una oportunidad natural de hablar acerca de nuestra relación con Dios. El cumplir el Gran Mandamiento da pie naturalmente al cumplimiento de la Gran Comisión. Predicamos el evangelio hacia los cuatro puntos cardinales a través de nuestras palabras y nuestras acciones.Alguien que, en la actualidad, pase por el nuevo centro de ministerio probablemente se pregunté quién concibió la cartelera. La respuesta es el Espíritu Santo. Se parece un poco a la cartelera de un bazar. Un letrero invita a la gente a la Iglesia de la Libertad [Freedom Church]. Otro anuncia la Academia REACH, la escuela nueva. Y otro más anuncia en español un festival de familia que habrá de celebrarse pronto. Y ciertamente, ¡el letrero que dice La Iglesia Episcopal te da la bienvenida, también está allí!Todo se ve un poco chapucero. Los letreros no tienen una coordinación de color. No son del mismo tamaño ni del mismo estilo. Todos se vuelan con el viento. Y sin embargo, la gente me dice que les fascina ver qué es lo que sigue. Yo les digo que estamos atentos para oír lo que el Espíritu Santo tiene planeado para nosotros. Sabemos que estará lleno de vida, que estará lleno de amor de Cristo. Nos estamos convirtiendo en una nueva familia espiritual —hermanos y hermanas en la fe— la Iglesia primitiva resurrecta.Lo que he aprendido de esta experiencia es asombroso. Por lo que algunas personas me dicen, la Iglesia Episcopal se está muriendo, pero, por lo que yo veo, está renaciendo.Somos llamados por el Espíritu a algo nuevoEstoy de pie en medio del torbellinoPuedo sentir el viento en mi rostro, que me agita el pelo.Puedo oír el llamado del Águila.Es estimulante.Es impredecible.Es desordenado… y sin embargo es Dios… y es bueno.Amén. 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Projects Houses Architects: Felipe Lagos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Arauco, Carlos Herrera , Cemento Melón, Cintac®, Induacril, Lirquen, Melón Hormigones, SodalCollaborator:Ramón VallejosConstruction Companies:TuCroquis LtdaArea:30000.0 m2City:VilchesCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Felipe LagosRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Casa R is a holiday refuge for extreme climates located halfway up the Andes mountain, specifically at the town of Vilches, VII Southern Region of Chile. The main nearby attractions are the Pehuenche Border Crossing Trail, the Maule Lagoon, the Colbún Lake and a series of nature reserves and national parks. The land is a pronounced ravine which limits, on the north with Corel River, and on the east with the mountains. Another virtue of the area is that the place does not have close neighbors, and the land has a series of trails for trekking and outdoor sports.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricThe placement of the cabin in the land, is to insert the it in the middle of the forest looking towards the northern valley. This house has two floors, in order to rescue the views of the valley above the trees foliage and landscape. This decision also, has to do with occupying the ground on the first floor to avoid the ecological damaging or removing trees. Because of this, the house placement didn’t affect any type of native tree or plant.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe LagosSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!Cortesía de Felipe LagosThis cabin is elevated from the ground, has slopes on the terraces and two floors. The slopes dialogue with the naturalness of the terrain, in order to reduce costs in foundations and radiers. The roof also has a steep slope to protect it from snowfals in the winter.Save this picture!AxonometricIt was planed to modulate designed and prefabricated volumes of 2×4 and 3×4 mt, in response to the dimension of the iron (6 mt) and this way not having material losses. These modules are added side by side in open plan or open space, so they are attached to the main module that is the one of services like bathrooms and kitchenette, but without walls. The modules used in this cabin are 4, and some are repeated; Module A closed for Sanitary Services; Module B open for leisure on terraces and for woodshed; Module C open for bedrooms; and Module D for stairs or complement living spaces.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe LagosThe specific program of this house, distributing the modules in two floors is the following: On the first floor is the woodshed and ‘chiflonera’ for accessing the cabin, then come the services such as kitchenette, bathroom and ends in the living-dining-terraces. On the second floor is the master bedroom, the living room and a work desk. As this is a holiday home, it has roofed terraces for winter and open for summer. It should be mentioned that in the perimeter of the house, it could be distributed from 1 to 3 more bedrooms.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe LagosThe structure materiality is steel, such as all other protection products (mainly because of the resistance to the fire and water). Also pine woods in general, and mainly like monolithic coating was used tables of pine coated with carbonileo (2×5 “, 1×2 “, 1×3” and 1×4 “). Aluminum, concrete slab, classic grooved plywood plates were used as a finish, and black electroplated zinc was used as cover, all of which was studied as a way of integrating the architecture into the context.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe LagosProject gallerySee allShow less10 Must-See Installations at the 2018 London Design BiennaleArchitecture NewsSacred Architecture Models Crafted from Hand-Cut Paper by Michael VelliquetteArchitecture News Share Casa R / Felipe Lagos CopyHouses•Vilches, Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899874/casa-r-felipe-lagos Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa R / Felipe LagosSave this projectSaveCasa R / Felipe Lagos Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Lagos+ 24Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Year: 2018 “COPY” ArchDaily Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899874/casa-r-felipe-lagos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFelipe LagosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilchesChilePublished on August 10, 2018Cite: “Casa R / Felipe Lagos” [Casa R / Felipe Lagos] 10 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Print A REVALUATION of commercial rates in Limerick city could see some retailers paying more, depending on the location of their business and its rentable value.Despite a dramatic fall in rents, this will not necessarily translate into a reduction in rates, as some property owners will have to make up the deficit, from those whose rates are lowered or who cannot pay.The Limerick Post has learned that under the national programme to revalue all commercial property, work began on valuing Limerick properties in March of this year.However, a local ratepayer highlighted that people in upward-only lease reviews, who cannot renegotiate their rates’ could be penalised further.“There will also be no incentive to maintain or do up properties as this will be reflected in an increase in rent”, said the ratepayer.The new system will see the rentable value of the property multiplied by the annual rate on valuation (ARV), as set by the local authority, based on the revenue it needs to raise for the year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Conceding that there will be winners and losers in the process, Patrick Conroy of the Valuation Office, speaking to the Limerick Post ahead of a presentation given at the National Franchise Centre this Wednesday said:“The aim is to redistribute the burden to achieve more equity and fairness by capturing the market at the most appropriate valuation date.“The rental of a property is already based on the success and footfall in the area in which it’s located, and now rates will be on the same basis. If one street falls off in value the rates will fall, whereas there will be an increase on busy streets.“We don’t just make it up – all the details we collect from businesses will go to our market analysis unit”.He stressed that the local authority will gain no increase in revenue.“What they are entitled to collect has been capped and will remain the same”.Meanwhile, Siobhan Murphy of GVA Donal O’Buachalla property consultants who deal in valuations said that some ratepayers could face an increase of up to 100%.“People might be expecting a reduction in rates but in reality they could be making up for a decrease granted for others,” she told the Limerick Post.Explaining that with the council having to collect a fixed amount, there could be a ‘buffer’ of up to 20% involved to allow for non-collection, Ms Murphy added:“It’s early to tell what the effects will be as only three out of 88 areas have had the new multipliers applied to date, despite the revaluation being ordered in 2005”.In the completed areas of Fingal, Dun Laoghaire and South Dublin the local authority multiplier ranged from 0.15 to 0.17, based on a 2005 valuation. It is expected this will be higher in Limerick due to a more dramatic decrease in rents .“Ratepayers will have just 28 days to submit representations. if unhappy with the new valuation certificate,” said Ms Murphy.An amendment bill is currently in place to hurry up the process and, should this be passed, will mean the removal of the right to internal appeal.A right to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal will remain and final valuation certificates will be issued in early December 2014 with the new valuation list coming into effect from January 1, 2015. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsRates hike scare for retailersBy admin – July 19, 2012 717 WhatsApp Previous articleKevin rises to big time in Dark KnightNext articleLimerick honeymooners ditch Mauritius as venue admin Linkedin Facebook Email Twitter
Bright, shiny, new dealsOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Maverick Chris Melvin has brought fun, shopping and Californian ideals to government training schemes. But do his unconventional ideas actually work, asks Patrick McCurryAn atmosphere of hope differentiates Reed in Partnership’s base in Hackney, east London, from the conventional job seekers’ bases. For example, a large banner proclaims the number of candidates who have found jobs and the inside houses an Internet café. All the staff wear T-shirts and there’s a relaxed atmosphere notably lacking from many public sector projects.In the past decade, going on a government-backed employment training scheme was seen as a rather dull and dispiriting experience for the young and long-term unemployed. In 1997 when Labour swept into power, bringing the New Deal in its wake, there was hope that they could bring innovation to the challenge and they duly called in the private sector to collaborate with the DfEE and local groups. These new ventures claim to be creating a more innovative response to the challenge and, despite the cynics, success rates appear to support this partnership approach. Fun environmentAt Reed in Partnership, managing director Chris Melvin has tried to create an innovative and “fun” environment, that still takes extremely seriously the priority of getting people into jobs and supporting them afterwards. This description matches the personality of the man himself – he is entrepreneurial and approachable but also no-nonsense, pragmatic and results-driven. One light-hearted initiative with a serious objective is launched this month with Ready2Shop, the fashion and advice web site run by style gurus Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall. Reed in Partnership is sending some of its female jobseekers to Ready2Shop’s experts for a fashion “makeover” and a new outfit in preparation for interviews. Despite its flippant overtones, there is early evidence that it gets real results. For example, two trainees, Syreeta Wright and Tina Nije, said that it gave them the confidence to win their “dream jobs” as a games tester for Sega and a carer respectively.The makeover scheme will be rolled out to men next year if the pilot is successful, says Melvin. “This kind of scheme fits in with our approach of ensuring jobseekers feel as confident as possible because that has a big role to play in how motivated they are and how likely they are to find work.” In 1998 the company, part of recruitment agency Reed Personnel, was the first private sector venture to win significant contracts from the Employment Service to run New Deal and Employment Zone schemes. It now runs schemes at seven locations.Annual New Deal performance figures for the year to June 2000 show that Reed in Partnership’s scheme in London’s Hackney and City district went from bottom of the league table (144th place) to 57th place, despite being one of the Government’s so-called Cluster G areas, which have the highest levels of unemployment.Melvin puts much of this success down to the creative approach the private sector has been able to bring to preparing people for employment and helping them get jobs. Many see such flexible approaches as more successful than the traditional employment service route, which can be rigid at local level and constrained by red tape. One example of innovation has been for candidates with health problems such as heart conditions. Reed in Partnership takes out special insurance that means the employer is compensated if the condition leads to absence of more than two weeks. This kind of idea was made possible after the company persuaded the Government to allow it to spend the employers’ subsidy of £75, for over 25s, on ways of supporting candidates in jobs. “Many employers, particularly in London, are less interested in the subsidy, which can be bureaucratic, and their priority is getting a good employee, so it makes sense to use that money to help the candidate.”The core training is a week-long induction, which includes two days of motivation sessions as well as assessments on basic literacy and numeracy and advice on CVs and job interviews. Melvin’s ideas include sending some groups of jobseekers on an assault course day, as a way of improving team-working skills and allowing the unemployed to sit on a selection panel for training providers. This will be launched in the Liverpool Employment Zone initially and for the first time will allow unemployed people to have a say in who will train them. One of the key measures of success Reed in Partnership is judged – and paid – by is ensuring candidates stay in new jobs for at least 13 weeks. In many government schemes in the past, people who may have been signing on as unemployed for years have found the first couple of weeks in a new job have proved extremely difficult to adapt to. The release of the employers’ subsidy for over 25s has also been used to help wean candidates off housing benefit, says Melvin. Using some of the subsidy to help candidates adapt to a monthly pay cheque instead of a weekly benefit payment helps keep them in jobs, he adds.Motivational sessionsAcross the country, Reed in Partnership has worked with some 12,000 jobseekers in the last two-and-a-half years and found jobs for over 5,000, says Melvin. In areas of high unemployment and deprivation, candidates need a combination of training and development approaches, he adds. Motivational sessions are a key ingredient. “I went to California last year to look at motivation techniques in their welfare-to-work schemes and adapted them for the UK.”These motivation sessions involve candidates looking at themselves, with the help of advisers, and setting realistic goals. To provide this service to people who have often felt marginalised means that the advisers need to be highly motivated themselves. This is partly achieved by setting targets and creating a praise culture in which advisers are congratulated at the end of each month on the number of candidates who have found jobs. “If someone leaves a job they’ll only end up coming through the system again, so we like to do the best we can to support them in adapting.” The personal commitment of the advisers can be exceptional, he says.Mentoring has also been an important tool in some inner cities. In areas like Hackney and Liverpool there is “generational unemployment” – candidates’ parents and even grandparents have not worked, so there are few role models. In Hackney, Reed in Partnership has been using a mentoring scheme run by an offshoot of the charity Crime Concern. “Jobseekers have someone independent to have a chat with, get advice from and hopefully draw inspiration from,” says Melvin.Melvin’s masterstrokesJob Alert – all jobseekers in Employment Zones are issued with pagers so appropriate job vacancies can be automatically sent to them. Melvin defends the scheme, “This is a serious, imaginative effort to help long-term unemployed people get work… many do not have a phone and when the opportunity arises, they miss out.”Aftercare service – continued support and training provision for jobseekers, even after they have found a job.Single-sex training courses for jobseekersLinking with London Transport to provide free bus travel for jobseekers to get to interviews and training courses. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission Marisa Lago. (NYC gov, Getty)A state Supreme Court judge has temporarily halted the Gowanus rezoning proposal.The City Planning Commission can’t certify the rezoning application until after a hearing is held on Jan. 27, according to an order signed by Judge Donald Kurtz on Friday. The order was in response to a lawsuit filed last week by a coalition of neighborhood groups seeking to block City Planning from certifying the application, which would kick off the city’s seven-month land use review.“This is a huge relief to our clients and many other community members, who have serious concerns about the lack of equity, access and transparency around the project, and want a meaningful opportunity to be heard,” attorney Jason Zakai, who represents one of the groups in the coalition, Voice of Gowanus.The city is seeking to rezone 80 blocks in the Brooklyn neighborhood, which would pave the way for the construction of an estimated 8,200 residential units, of which 3,000 would be affordable. Though the city is keen to complete the rezoning before the end of the de Blasio administration, it has yet to commit to including capital funding for two local New York City Housing Authority developments as part of its proposal. Support from Brooklyn Council members Brad Lander and Steve Levin hinges on this funding, and the rezoning hinges on their backing.The lawsuit claims that it is unlawful for the city to move forward with the Gowanus rezoning because it would need to hold hearings virtually rather than in-person. Doing so as part of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure would wrongfully “deprive” community members “the opportunity to physically attend public hearings alongside like-minded attendees and show solidarity in support of a certain position with respect to the Massive Rezoning.”The complaint also alleges that City Planning failed to send application materials to local community boards and the Brooklyn borough president in a timely fashion, as required under Ulurp.Despite its failure to adequately notify the public, City Planning expected to certify the Gowanus rezoning application on Jan. 19, according to the lawsuit.In response to the judge’s order, a representative for the mayor’s office said the city is looking forward to “winning this case, beginning certification, and delivering a rezoning proposal New York City can be proud of.”“If it were easy to bring affordable housing to Gowanus and clean up the canal, then someone would’ve done it already,” Mitch Schwartz, a spokesperson for the city said in a statement. “Virtual meetings aren’t just legal and obviously appropriate in a pandemic – they have increased participation and opened the process to those unable to attend in person.”Throughout the pandemic, various government bodies, including the City Council, have held public meetings remotely. Last year, concerns were raised about the city’s Rent Guidelines Board going virtual with its meetings. The board’s tenant representatives had called for the hearings to be delayed, saying virtual proceedings would prevent crucial interactions between tenants and board members. Those hearings, however, ultimately moved forward.“Look, this is a pandemic. [The Gowanus coalition’s case] sounds like the arguments that you can only vote in person, that you can’t vote by mail,” said Gary Tarnoff, co-chair of Kramer Levin’s land use department. “People who are opposed to this are just grasping for straws, in my view.”Contact Kathryn Brenzel Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* TagsGowanusRezonings Email Address* Message* Share via Shortlink
The Caytoniales are represented in the Early Jurassic floras from Hope Bay and Botany Bay, Antarctica, as completeleaves and detached leaflets (Sagenopteris) together with microsporophylls (Caytonanthus). Systematic sampling at Botany Bay has shown that they occur only in a one metre interval within the sedimentary sequence. Such intimate association of leaves and microsporophylls has been recorded previously in only a few Northern Hemisphere floras and has been used as evidence to assign them to the same order (the Caytoniales). Caytonanthus is described here for the first time from a gondwanan flora and its close association with Sagenopteris provides further evidence that they are related biologically. The leaflets show a large range in morphology, possessing entire, undulating or lobed margins, but are all assignable to the same species. Such a range in leaflet shape has not been documented previously for a species of Sagenopteris. It can be explained by considering possible variations in the original habitat of “the Caytonia plant”.
An insect’s ability to tolerate winter conditions is a critical determinant of its success. This is true for both native and invasive species, and especially so in harsh polar environments. The midge Eretmoptera murphyi (Diptera, Chironomidae) is invasive to maritime Antarctic Signy Island, and the ability of fourth instar larvae to tolerate freezing is hypothesized to allow the species to extend its range further south. However, no detailed assessment of stress tolerance in any other life stage has yet been conducted. Here, we report that, although larvae, pupae and adults all have supercooling points (SCPs) of around −5 °C, only the larvae are freeze-tolerant, and that cold-hardiness increases with larval maturity. Eggs are freeze-avoiding and have an SCP of around −17 °C. At −3.34 °C, the CTmin activity thresholds of adults are close to their SCP of −5 °C, and they are likely chill-susceptible. Larvae could not withstand the anoxic conditions of ice entrapment or submergence in water beyond 28 d. The data obtained here indicate that the cold-tolerance characteristics of this invasive midge would permit it to colonize areas further south, including much of the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.
The US Navy is set to christen future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) in a ceremony in Bath, Maine, on June 22.The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a United States Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012.He received the Medal of Honor June 21, 2000, for his extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment Combat Team in Italy during World War II.“The future USS Daniel Inouye will serve for decades as a reminder of Senator Inouye’s service to our nation and his unwavering support of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “This ship honors not only his service but the service of our shipbuilders who help make ours the greatest Navy and Marine Corps team in the world.”The future USS Daniel Inouye will be the 68th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and is one of 21 ships currently under contract for the DDG 51 program.The ship is configured as a Flight IIA destroyer, measuring 509.5 feet in length and displacing 9,496 tons.She will be homeported in Pearl Harbor. View post tag: USS Daniel Inouye Share this article View post tag: Arleigh Burke-class View post tag: US Navy Photo: Illustration. US Navy file photo of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) in South China Sea
The String Cheese Incident pulled out all the stops for their July 4th celebration, hitting Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre for the second straight night. With guest vocalist Rhonda Thomas, Cheese busted out some classic covers, newer material, and the debut of a little Vulfpeck tune called “Funky Duck.”Vulfpeck continues to pick up new fans in 2016, bringing an infectious blend of funk and groove. One of those new fans must be a member of Cheese, because their cover of “Funky Duck” was on point. With Thomas on stage to channel the vocals of Antwaun Stanley, who sings lead on Vulfpeck’s album version of “Duck,” String Cheese absolutely nails the rendition. Bonus points to Kyle Hollingsworth for holding it down on the keys.The show also featured a great first-set closing “Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours),” and also saw the band break out into their new song “Believe” and “Sweet Spot” with Rhonda Thomas. SCI also worked in the classic Allman Brothers instrumental “Hot ‘Lanta” into an outside medley, sandwiching the Atlanta-themed song between “Outside and Inside” and “Let’s Go Outside.” With an encore that featured a killer “Black Clouds” and a show-closing “America the Beautiful,” this was a truly spectacular way to celebrate July 4th.Thanks to taper Dillon Fries, we can listen back to this great performance! Tune in below.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA – 7/4/16Set One: Valley of the Jig, Got What He Wanted > Dudley’s Kitchen, Sometimes A River, Turn This Around > Smile, Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)*Set Two: Believe*, Sweet Spot*, Funky Duck*, Farther, Howard, Outside and Inside > Hot ‘Lanta > Let’s Go OutsideEncore: Black Clouds, America The Beautiful** = w/ Rhonda Thomas