LA: Norm Freeman named artist in residence at St. John’s…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem People Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Sep 26, 2013 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA LA: Norm Freeman named artist in residence at St. John’s Cathedral Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Rev. Norm Freeman has been named artist in residence at St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles. He performs with violinist Katherine Cash in the duo, N2K. This past June, Freeman used his summer vacation to tour Europe and Israel as a member of Barbra Streisand’s ensemble. Rector Belleville, ILcenter_img Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

The Increasing Popularity of Virtual Home Tours

first_img Previous: Foreclosure Filings Drop to 16-Year Low Next: Are 2020’s Housing Market Trends Here to Stay?  Print This Post The Increasing Popularity of Virtual Home Tours Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 14, 2021 953 Views More than half of homebuyers last year purchased a house without seeing it, opting instead for a virtual tours, inspections, and closings, according to a report from Redfin.  Researchers reported one in ten shoppers requested a remote tour, due to fear related to COVID-19.A survey—of more than 1,900 homebuyers across 32 major markets—commissioned by the company showed about two-thirds of 63% of those who purchased a home in 2020 made an offer on property they had not viewed in person. That makes the highest share of site-unseen purchases since at least 2015, the researchers said. The numbers are up 32% from the previous year.“The virtual home tour is here to stay,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather in her housing market predictions for 2021. “Homebuyers who are searching for a home out of town and don’t have the time or ability to view the home in person will use virtual tours as their primary means of viewing a home. The increased use of this technology, coupled with more people relocating, mean the sight-unseen trend will continue, and the majority of homebuyers will make offers sight unseen during their search for a home in 2021.”In addition to a surge in video tours with Redfin agents, from less than 1% of Redfin tour requests at the beginning of 2020 to about one in 10 today, monthly views of 3D walkthroughs on have increased 563% since February.“Live-video home tours have gone from futuristic fantasy to an everyday part of the homebuying process,” said Connecticut-based Redfin agent, Mary Ellen Wisneski. “Over video I’m able to show my buyers closeups of anything in the home and describe peculiar details they can’t experience in 3D walkthroughs or photographs—it’s like they are actually there with me.”Redfin real estate analyst Tim Ellis, referring to the study, describes the process of purchasing an old home in coastal Connecticut via mostly virtual means in his own experience.”We spent two or three hours over the span of a week pouring over the 3D walkthrough on the listing and video toured the home via Google Duo with Wisneski, who was our agent,” Ellis said. “Through the video tour, Wisneski pointed out cracks in the plaster, loose doors and other minor issues that weren’t visible to us on the screen.”Readers can access the full report on About Author: Christina Hughes Babb 2021-01-14 Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / The Increasing Popularity of Virtual Home Tours Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Weekly Update: Reducing Gun Violence, Training Students, and Improving Health Care

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Every death of a mother during pregnancy, childbirth or the postpartum period is a tragedy. Alarmingly, maternal deaths have increased across the U.S. in recent years. Yesterday I signed important legislation to investigate this increase so we can prevent future tragedies.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 10, 2018 May 14, 2018 The Blog,  Weekly Update Gun Violence ReductionLast Tuesday, Governor Wolf joined the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus to announce a new $1.5 million Gun Violence Reduction Initiative and commend the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for the release of $48 million in grants to organizations serving crime victims across Pennsylvania.“After hearing from this community about the real-world dangers of gun violence, I’m proud to return and deliver funds to help stem the tide of violence,” said Governor Wolf. “We must continue to tackle this crisis head-on, and these new grants are an important step toward achieving that goal.”The governor’s new program will offer competitive grants to municipalities for evidence-based programs proven to reduce gun violence.Job TrainingGovernor Wolf continued to build on his Jobs that Pay initiative on Friday by announcing funding to expand training programs in Northwest Pennsylvania. He also awarded $2 million in Business Education Partnership grants to 18 projects across the commonwealth on Thursday. For a complete list of grant recipients, click here.Women’s HealthOn Wednesday, Governor Wolf signed House Bill 1869 into law, now Act 24 of 2018, to investigate maternal deaths. This law will create a 15-member Maternal Mortality Review Committee within the Department of Health to collect confidential information or investigate and disseminate findings related to maternal deaths.“With the alarming rate of maternal deaths in Pennsylvania, establishing this committee will help take immediate action in determining the reasons for this phenomenon and, more importantly, help to develop prevention recommendations,” Governor Wolf said.Improving InfrastructureGovernor Wolf joined PennDOT Secretary Richards on Tuesday to announce funding for 82 projects that will improve transportation alternatives across the commonwealth. These projects will enhance mobility and public accessibility for Pennsylvanians in 39 counties.Governor Wolf’s Week, May 6-12, 2018Monday, 5/7/18Governor Wolf Appoints Dr. Janet Haas as Honorary Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment CommissionCommunity Members Join Wolf Administration in Johnstown for Cabinet in Your Community EventGovernor Wolf Joins Fraternal Order of Police for Memorial Service to Honor Fallen HeroesCorrections Employee Week, 2018Tuesday, 5/8/18Governor Wolf: 82 Improvement Projects to Bolster Public Transit, Communities Across PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Take Action to Reduce Gun ViolenceWolf, Casey Oppose White House CHIP, Health Care CutsWednesday, 5/9/18Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Investigate Maternal DeathsGovernor Wolf Honors 47 State Employees for Excellence in Public ServiceGovernor Wolf Ready to Veto Latest Dangerous and Unconscionable Attack on Women’s Health CareState Employee Recognition Day, 2018Thursday, 5/10/18Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million in Business Education Partnership Grants for In-Demand JobsGovernor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor York City Police Officer Alex SableGovernor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction ProgramFriday, 5/11/18Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Machining, Welding Training Programs in Northwest PennsylvaniaHighlights from TwitterThe path to a good career starts before Pennsylvania’s students leave the classroom. By funding important programs like this that help connect our young people to fast-growing jobs, we give them a jump start that will benefit their careers for years to come.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 12, 2018 Weekly Update: Reducing Gun Violence, Training Students, and Improving Health Carelast_img read more

Red letter day for Kennedy

first_img Elliott said: “Jack gave him a good ride and he doesn’t do much wrong. Of From Frost, he added: “He definitely wants good ground and he’ll mix it with flat and hurdles.” Neverushacon gave Jessica Harrington an across-the-card double after landing the Morrison BMW Hurdle. After leading at the third last under Robbie Power, the 7-4 briefly looked in trouble when headed by Dai Bando two out, but rallied well to beat the fast-finishing Vercingetorix by a length and three quarters. That success added to Harrington’s win at Down Royal with Lake Champlain, and the handler said: “He ran badly at the Curragh last time but he’d had three quick runs and I’ve done nothing with him since. “I was delighted with the way he jumped considering he’s only had one run over hurdles and the others had a lot more experience. “Robbie said he was doing nothing in front and had his ears pricked. “He’ll mix it with the Flat and hopefully will end up in the four-year-old hurdle at Galway or he could be hijacked into the big amateur handicap.” The 7lb claimer was content to look on from the rear of the field on the Gordon Elliott-trained 10-1 chance, but took closer order at the third last. Jumping upsides Duckweed at the final flight, From Frost found plenty for pressure to win by three-quarters of a length, with Best Value less than two lengths back in third. Young jockey Jack Kennedy enjoyed a big success at Gowran when guiding From Frost to victory in the Ladbrokes Jack Duggan Memorial Handicap Hurdle.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

National Youth Squad camp a success

first_imgAustralia’s best young talent united in Sydney over the weekend to train together for the first time as the Australian National Youth Squads. Australia’s 18’s and 20’s Boys and Girls squads trained tirelessly over the weekend, impressing in their first foray as National Youth Squad members for the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series campaign, which will be held in January next year. It wasn’t all smooth sailing – Friday’s Sydney Airport Terminal Two closure threw a spanner in the works, with some player’s flights pushed back until late Friday night and early Saturday morning, before Saturday afternoon’s wild weather changed plans for teams – but the teams were still incredibly eager to make the most of their time together. Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, said the weekend was a big success and looks forward to the rest of the Youth Trans Tasman Series campaign. “It was a great camp held in some trying conditions but the way the players and coaches approached the weekend has me delighted the Youth Trans Tasman preparation has started off on the right track,” Grant said. “We have some tremendously talented youth in our game with some amazing skill levels that continue to improve year after year.”To view photos from the weekend, be sure to visit the TFA social media pages:Facebook – – – Related LinksAussie camp a successlast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez: We’ll do what we can to keep Rondon

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez: We’ll do what we can to keep Rondonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez will do what he can to have Salomon Rondon become a permanent signing.On-loan West Brom striker Rondon has netted four goals in six games including a winner here that shot Newcastle to six points clear of the bottom three, with Fulham to play next week.”I am happy with him, but still he can improve,” he said.”I don’t want to give too much credit to him, and I mean by that that I don’t want to take too much credit from the others.”He is doing a great job for the team, but we have to support him a little bit more.”If he has more support, if he has more crosses and passes into him, then he will score more goals because he can do it.”Anyone can do it if you give them more assists, but I think with Salomon, if the team puts the ball in the right position then he will also be on the end of the crosses, or at the end of the passes.”Asked if Newcastle could net him permanently from West Brom, Benitez said: “It will be fine. Hopefully he can start scoring a lot of goals, and then you can ask me this in a few weeks and hopefully it can be positive then, too.”He has not surprised me. He knows he can improve – so he will work hard. His strength maybe is to hold the ball.” last_img read more

9 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez confident of keeping Woodman

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez confident of keeping Woodmanby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is confident of keeping Freddie Woodman.Benitez has insisted England U20 World Cup winning Woodman has a “great future” – despite the youngster being in limbo over a contract wrangle.Newcastle won’t release him on loan and lose control of the players development – but he needs more senior games to improve.The Blackburn clash will be his 38th senior appearance, third for Newcastle, after loan spells at Crawley, Kilmarnock and the Dons.Benitez says he has time to fulfil his potential. He said: “We talk about keepers and they have more time to develop.“In this case we have a very good young keeper. He is focused and he is training well. Any game will be an experience for him and I think he has a great future.” last_img read more

Roger Goodell Is Getting Blasted For His Comment On Laremy Tunsil

first_imgLaremy Tunsil and Goodell smile holding his draft jersey.Laremy Tunsil.Former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil’s draft experience was unraveling by the second Thursday night as both his Twitter and Instagram accounts were being hacked, sharing posts detrimental to his draft stock. No matter how you feel about the things posted to his social media accounts, one thing was clear: somebody was out to get him. But when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with ESPN’s Mike and Mike Friday morning to discuss, he seemed to think the chaos was just part of the draft experience, telling Greeny and Golic: “I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.”Roger Goodell to @MikeAndMike on Tunsil situation: “I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.”— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 29, 2016While it clearly wasn’t meant to be a malicious statement, it probably wasn’t the best way to describe it either, and he’s getting blasted for it on Twitter. Oh, @nflcommish. It’s a good thing the owners don’t pay you for your public-speaking skills.— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) April 29, 2016 I’m pretty sure Roger Goodell is universally hated— Joseph Kennedy (@bigjoebadger) April 29, 2016 How can people respect this rat @nflcommish— Mike Sheerin (@Mike_Sheerin) April 29, 2016 Wonder why players and fans don’t trust @nflcommish to be judge and arbiter of “integrity”…— Nick Dorich (@NickyDPharmD) April 29, 2016 @nflcommish I felt bad that u were booed all day yesterday …until I heard ur comments on what makes this draft so exciting. Keep booing!— Jason Trawick (@jasontrawick) April 29, 2016 Does @nflcommish realize how stupid he sounds? Nice job throwing @KingTunsil78 under the bus! Only thing deflated in the @nfl is #Goodell— Russ Weakland (@MrSandwich96) April 29, 2016 Roger Goodell has less than zero class.— John Archibald (@ResSports) April 29, 2016 @nflcommish thinks it’s “entertainment” to see a kid slandered and lose millions of dollars. I scream conspiracy.— TheBron James (@Phaulkner) April 29, 2016 @rogergoodell thinks a kid getting railroaded is #exciting. Never got a thank you for gift he gave to the Starks for their #redwedding #nfl— Ron Cardashenstein (@RonCar69) April 29, 2016Tunsil was picked up by the Dolphins and will begin his NFL career as a first round pick, but he’ll never forget draft night – for all the wrong reasons.last_img read more

Bab elMandeb Saw 62 Mn bd of Crude Oil Shipments in 2018

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Around 6.2 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil, condensate, and refined petroleum products flowed through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait in 2018, according to data provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).The volume increased from 5.1 million b/d that went through the strategic route for oil and natural gas shipments toward Europe, the United States, and Asia in 2014.Total petroleum flows through the Bab el-Mandeb accounted for about 9 percent of total seaborne-traded crude oil and refined petroleum products in 2017. Some 3.6 million b/d moved north toward Europe, while 2.6 million b/d was shipped mainly to Asian markets.Additionally, EIA noted that the total LNG flows through the Bab el-Mandeb stood at 1.3 billion cubic feet per day in 2018.Before 2015, volumes of LNG passing through the strait matched those passing through the Suez Canal because the Red Sea did not have any LNG infrastructure. In 2015, both Jordan and Egypt began importing small volumes of LNG into Red Sea ports, and these countries’ imports of LNG peaked in 2016 at 1.4 billion cubic feet per day, 80% of which was delivered through the waterway.More recently, as new natural gas fields in Egypt have come online, the need for Egypt to import LNG has decreased. Like flows to Egypt, total northbound flows of LNG via the Bab el-Mandeb have also decreased since 2016 as northbound flows to other destinations have remained fairly constant.The Bab el-Mandeb Strait is a sea route chokepoint between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East, connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea.Most exports of petroleum and natural gas from the Persian Gulf that transit the Suez Canal or the SUMED Pipeline pass through both the Bab el-Mandeb and the Strait of Hormuz.last_img read more