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first_img Tags: NULL Weather fears push up wheat Share whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory whatsappcenter_img Western European wheat markets extended gains yesterday as adverse crop weather in the southern hemisphere and harvest rain in Germany reinforced concerns about global supply in the wake of a severe drought in Russia.Benchmark European futures in Paris broke resistance levels to hit new three-week highs, while Germany’s cash market set a 28-month peak as relentless rain continued to threaten the quality of the new crop.Milling wheat futures on Euronext rose three per cent as technical momentum from the breaching of resistance added to support from weather concerns.Adverse growing weather in Australia and Argentina was adding to tension in world wheat markets. The two southern hemisphere exporters had been expected to help offset a shortfall in Russian supply. “These are two origins that are timed for the second half of the export campaign. If there are problems with them, where are we going to go and get wheat?” one trader said. November milling wheat was up €7 or 3.17 per cent at €227.50 a tonne. It earlier marked an intraday high of €229.25, the highest level since 6 August, as it moved closer to a contract high of €236 set on 5 August. Euronext re???mained underpinned by strong export activity as French milling wheat remained highly sought-after amid a Russian export freeze and a lack of quality in Germany’s rain-blighted harvest, which boosted premiums for milling-grade wheat.Traders cited interest from Moroccan buyers in the light of the suspension of the country’s import tariffs, while data from French ports showed loadings scheduled for a range of Middle Eastern destinations including Syria as well as a cargo due for Nigeria. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Show Comments ▼ Monday 30 August 2010 9:05 pmlast_img read more


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first_imgThe intersection of faith, the Episcopal Church, and politics Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls October 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm From my experience I believe the role of the Church in the political process, is to assist people to discern the right course of action that will provide and do the greatest good for the greatest number of persons. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Rev. Canon George I. Chassey says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Nellwyn Beamon says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Rector Belleville, IL Comments (7) Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 October 9, 2017 at 8:19 pm I too find it Disgusting when We as a Captive audienceMust listen to the Father’s Political Left wing Bias Views.During 2016 which has carried over to now hate for the presentAdministration in Power..Makes you stay away from church..I get my political news from other sources ..NotChurch…I go to worship my Lord…But if I am madeAngry it is best to stay home and stop all contributions to the Church.. Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 October 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm I grew up Roman Catholic. For most of my life they never told you who to vote for, but now they do. Just recently a bishop told his diocese that if they supported the President they should refrain from receiving communion. I left the RC church six years ago for reasons such as this. I like being Episcopalian, but I go to church to listen to the Word and receive Jesus in Holy Communion. I don’t care to listen to politics at church, I get enough of that everywhere else. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Betsy Awsumb says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY 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 By Pat McCaughanPosted Oct 11, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Featured Events February 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm Certainly the church should not be demanding or even prescriptive regarding precisely who or what political platform is the ‘right’ one. On the other hand it seems to me from reading the Bible that the church has the obligation to convey to its people the need for those people to be well informed, considerate and deliberate when making choices – and how the Bible speaks to those choices. In other words, to be ‘wise as serpents and innocent as doves.’Having spent the 1990’s in South Africa, it was inspiring to see and hear religious leaders like Desmond Tutu speak adamantly and frankly about the sinful, damaging former political system known as apartheid. Was Tutu’s commentary against apartheid supported by scripture? I’m sure most of us would agree it does. So is there nothing else that the Bible might comment on relevant to the society in which we live that could be construed as political? F. William Thewalt says: Rector Washington, DC October 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm I don’t attend church to hear a political message from the pulpit. I am disgusted when it happens. Unfortunately the Episcopal church has a strong liberal/progressive/Democrat bias and those who speak from the pulpit only have that voice. As an economic conservative, I feel betrayed by such clergy. Ordination does not confer rights of superiority in political thought.F. W. Thewalt Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN October 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm What an amazing concept…the church as a safe place for civil discourse. That’s a terrific idea! H M Holcomb says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Faith & Politics Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Cliff Buckwalter says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Norman Cooper says: Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] By some accounts, at least 1,500 preachers in a variety of denominations across the nation deliberately defied federal tax rules Oct. 7 by backing political candidates from the pulpit.And then there was the Rev. Canon Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, who defied the defiers from his own well of experience.“Pulpit Freedom Sunday” is a four-year-old effort by the Alliance Defending Freedom to provoke a trial in order to challenge the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) codes prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates.Bacon, whose church successfully fended off a 2004 Internal Revenue Service challenge to its own tax-exempt status, called Pulpit Freedom Sunday “an ill-conceived movement confusing pulpit freedom with partisan politics.”“Preachers who tell you for whom to vote and who become instruments of partisanship have thus relinquished their freedom to evaluate prophetically all candidates and all parties using the plumb line of the house of love,” said Bacon in remarks posted on YouTube.Others who spoke with the Episcopal News Service about the intersection of faith, God and politics agreed that the church’s role must be prophetic, not partisan.Mary Getz said the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations and the Episcopal Public Policy Network, for which she is grassroots and online communications officer, help “Episcopalians stay active in our nation’s democratic process by providing them with current information about legislation that stands before Congress and about related General Convention resolutions.“In an election year, we remind, encourage, and support full voter participation,” she said in an e-mail to ENS.For example, a ballot question in Maryland calls for repeal of the state’s new DREAM Act that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. “The Episcopal Church passed a resolution this summer supporting DREAM Act legislation, so we will highlight this when we send voting reminders to EPPN members in Maryland,” said Getz.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told ENS that “Jesus was deeply concerned with political processes in his own day, challenging people around him as well as the Roman and religious governments about injustice, violence, and exploitation.”“Our task as Christians is always to explore how the political processes and decisions before us can help or hinder the coming of the Reign of God in our midst,” she added. “Does a tax proposal seem to care for ‘the least of these’? Does a policy decision mean greater justice for the ‘little ones’? Does one candidate seem to have a greater interest than another in the primary issues of justice that Jesus spoke most about?”And while people of good faith “may come to different conclusions about any such question” the quality of the dialogue and the way it is conducted must also be taken into account, the presiding bishop said.The Rev. Bob Massie said faith inspired his candidacy and the way he organized political campaigns, for Massachusetts lieutenant governor in 1994, and for the U.S. Senate two years later. He decided to run for office, partly because “the public conversation was so bleak and pessimistic … [and] about welfare, taxes, not about the possibility of what people could do together in community.”“To my surprise I won the Democratic primary” for lieutenant governor, Massie said during a recent telephone interview, but he was defeated in the general election. He dropped out of the Senate race.Still active as a priest, he currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the New Economics Institute, a Barrington, Massachusetts think-tank whose mission is to advance a just and sustainable economy.Faith meant, for him, no negative campaigning or personal attacks on opponents. Which is different to telling the truth, he said.“If I pointed out that Congress, and particularly the House of Representatives controlled by the Republican Party, was trying to deny health insurance for 50 million Americans, some people might experience that as a negative comment,” he said. “But it’s a true comment. Part of my responsibility as a citizen and as a candidate was to talk about what was true, but I didn’t believe in attacking anyone else on personal basis.”What is not appropriate, he said, is for clergy to avoid public issues.“We live in a world that remains grotesquely unjust and controlled by powerful forces we need to expose,” he said. “Secondly, we are on the path to destroying the planet and generations that follow will wonder why people of faith didn’t rise up to object to this slow-motion self-destruction. It is a critical part of one’s faith and of any Christian community to take public issues seriously, to engage them, to discuss them in the light of the Gospel and then to act on them.”Given the complexity of local politics in Baraboo, Wisconsin, however, Stephanie Seefeldt and her husband Scott, the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, have made “a clear commitment to not getting into any political conversations that could lead people to think one thing or another about us and/or our church” because of the complexity of local politics, she said in an e-mail to ENS.The congregation’s political opinions run the gamut from ultra conservative to ultra liberal, she added. “My favorite image is that of the Prius covered in Obama stickers parked next to the Expedition with the ‘how’s that hope and change thing workin’ out for ya?’” she said.Still, her husband “works very hard to raise the level of discourse from the pulpit, and does a great job of it, so that what he challenges our congregation to do is to honor Christ and one another, no matter the political persuasion.”Bishop Alan Scarfe of the Diocese of Iowa agrees that the church’s ability to have “a grace-filled conversation” can offer free and safe discussions about political issues, he said in a recent telephone interview with ENS.Iowa’s system of caucusing means “you go to a local school and you’re all pushed together in a big crowd, Republicans and Democrats all together,” he said. “You’re pushing down the corridor to go to the Democratic caucus and you’re pushing past your neighbor who’s going to the Republican caucus and you’re saying, ‘Hey Joe. How are you?’ There’s no hiding.”A priest he knows called this “the most divisive election she’s ever experienced in her congregation among her own people,” Scarfe said. “I wonder if she’s attempted to say, ‘let’s sit down and have a conversation and set some rules and be civil and do it under the shadow of the cross and in the spirit of the reconciling God.’”He envisions a gathering where “you’d have people who are Romney supporters and Obama supporters within a given congregation talking together about what is a fair and just budget, with perhaps some leadership from pastors and priests that can lead into some biblical searches. You can do the same for one’s nation’s place regarding security and interdependence globally, all these things.“We can use the church as the place where people live a reconciled life and through the safety of that reconciled life they can talk to each other about these things that are most important. We can put some human face on issues, because it is your neighbor, and hopefully there is some way you can humanly appreciate the other person just beyond their politics.”For Nancy Frausto, 29, a “DREAMer” in the Diocese of Los Angeles faith is absolutely the jumping off place for politics.DREAMers qualify for benefits under the Development, Relief and Education for Minors or DREAM Act, which provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth who meet certain criteria.For Frausto, faith means siding with the candidate who is “talking to the real people down here in the streets, the working class, all of us who are struggling.“We are here on earth to look after one another, to take care of the poor, to be there for the orphan and the widow … the voiceless,” she said.“I have been so frustrated because I’ve never been able to vote and I have friends who are citizens who’ve never voted at all. You may think your vote doesn’t count but you are willingly letting people take your voice away, take away your rights. As people of faith, we need to stand up and make our voices heard.”U.S. Democratic Representative Bradley Miller of North Carolina told ENS that throughout his political career he has tried to behave ethically and faithfully, but acknowledged that what Jesus would do isn’t always all that clear.“It is hard to take from our faith a sense of confidence that we really do know exactly what the Lord would command on really detailed issues,” the former Episcopalian turned Roman Catholic said during a recent telephone interview from his Washington, D.C. office.“Faith teaches humility that we should recognize and understand the limitations of human knowledge and, guided by charity or Christian love, try to apply that as best we can. Then, we are acting as best we can on our faith,” said Miller. His district was divided up through reapportionment; he is not seeking re-election.The Rev. John Danforth, an Episcopal priest and Missouri Republican, who retired in 1994 after serving three terms in the U.S. Senate, agreed. “One of the dangers is when people who are in politics purport to speak for God, or to say that their political positions are God’s positions, because they’re not,” Danforth told ENS.“We have a candidate in Missouri for the U.S. Senate, Todd Akin, who has become very famous nationally for his comments about abortion,” Danforth added. “He would say yes, that it’s God’s will that he’s the candidate. I think his reading of God’s will would not be mine. I think that’s a claim that’s dangerous to make.”Rather, politics is “a balancing of interests, meaning there are all kinds of peoples and groups asking the question ‘what’s in it for me?’,” he said.“Religion does offer into this political world of self-interest a second question which is, is there something beyond yourself, something that you want to serve beyond your own interests? That’s an important message in politics and it’s not heard today.”He added that “the prophetic message of the church should be precisely against the claim that one position or set of positions is the religious position. Because in reality, everything is debatable in politics, and everything is up for compromise or else it’s just going to be gridlock, which is the current situation we now have and have had for the last decade or so.”Politics is a business of struggle, Danforth said. “It’s ambiguity and it’s different people with different positions and how do you hold them together. By the way, that’s a very religious undertaking, isn’t it, simply to hold things together?”The Rev. John Forney, an Episcopal priest since 1985, and a chapter organizer for Progressive Christians Uniting in Los Angeles, said that faith informs everything we do, from budgets that serve as moral documents to “how we treat other people and being a community that is life-giving.“Essentially, our national life is our national community, a community that invests in people, is safe for people, those kinds of communities reflect our religious values,” he said.He cited the criminal justice system as an example. “We are bound to do better than locking up 60 percent of minority youth for crimes white kids would never get locked up for,” said Forney, who is white. “When you do this it diminishes their ability for the rest of their life to be productive citizens. Our faith values say that we mustn’t throw away people. There are no throwaways, no 47 percent here. God loves everyone here and we must love everyone and do by them what God does by them.”Mixing partisan politics and religion only makes religion the loser, he added. “Sure, the church needs to say something about politics. But we don’t need to be backing candidates.”An explanation from the Pew Forum on Religion and Politics of the 2012 IRS rules on political activity by religious organizations is here.–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service.    October 25, 2012 at 10:30 am I find it frustrating that folks who don’t want to mix faith and politics automatically take justice issues and classify them as politics. We are supposed to be about justice. Jesus was about justice. We are poor excuses for His followers if we refuse to do justice because of a misguided sense of “it’s politics.”last_img read more


first_img News May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News Help by sharing this information Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Receive email alerts Organisation RussiaEurope – Central Asia Newscenter_img May 21, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more March 4, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court releases policeman who fatally shot detained website publisher RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the Ingush supreme court’s decision to release the policeman who fatally shot Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of the Ingushetiya.ru news website, on 31 August 2008. By reducing the gravity of the charge on which Ibragim Yevloyev (no relation) was convicted, the court was able to commute his two-year jail sentence to two years of “supervised residence,” which means he will be able to resume working as policeman.“The two-year jail sentence on a ‘negligent homicide’ charge was already deeply unsatisfactory but this change in the charge minimises the responsibility of Ibragim Yevloyev and the rest of the police in Magomed Yevloyev’s death even more,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His release is a total provocation and shows the Ingush judicial system’s complete lack of independence.”The press freedom organisation added: “Coinciding with a state visit to France by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, the Ingush supreme court ruling has highlighted the fragility of Russia’s progress in human rights. Nicolas Sarkozy praised Medvedev’s ‘commitment to the rule of law, respect for the law, judicial security and defence of human rights,’ but if Medvedev wants to show he deserves this praise, he must put an end to impunity for those who murder journalists and human rights activists in the Caucasus.”Magomed Yevloyev’s father, Yakhya Yevloyev, has said he will appeal against the Ingush supreme court’s decision all the way to the European Court of Human Rights. “For the time being, I am in a state of shock,” he said. “I have never seen such a denial of justice as this. I think we are going to appeal to the Russian federal supreme court even if we do not expect a fair decision.”An opponent of the Ingush government as well publisher of the Ingushetiya.ru news website (now Ingushetiyaru.org), Magomed Yevloyev was shot in the temple in an interior ministry vehicle shortly after being illegally detained on his arrival at Magas airport on 31 August 2008. He was left unconscious a few hours later at the entrance to a hospital, where he died soon afterwards. The police said he was shot accidentally as he tried to grab an officer’s firearm.The victim’s colleagues and family had petitioned the courts for his death to be investigated as “murder with premeditation” under article 105 of the Russian criminal code. The petition was rejected by the supreme court, which ruled that investigators should continue to treat the case under article 109 § 2 as “homicide through negligence, as a result of inappropriate professional behaviour.” This was the charge on which Ibragim Yevloyev, the Ingush interior minister’s former chief bodyguard, was eventually convicted.But in its ruling on 2 March, the supreme court went one step further by reducing the charge to just “homicide through negligence” under article 109 § 1 of the criminal code. Judge Tagir Azdoyev ruled that Ibragim Yevloyev had been right to take his firearm’s safety off just before the “accident” because the police had been warned that Magomed Yevloyev’s supporters might try to free him.The sentence of “supervised residence” has only just been introduced into the Russian criminal code and it is not yet known how the Ingush authorities will implement it.At the time of his death, Magomed Yevloyev was regarded as one of the leading opponents of then Ingushetian President Murat Zyazikov (who was replaced two months later by Yunus-bek Yevkurov). Chechnya’s neighbour in the North Caucasus, Ingushetia has for the past 10 years been in the grip of a low-intensity civil war marked by killings, kidnappings and other forms of violence.Magomed Yevloyev’s successor as Ingushetiyaru.org’s publisher, Maksharip Aushev, was himself shot dead by police at checkpoint in Nazran on 25 October 2009.Previous releases on this subject:- Policeman gets two years in prison for fatal shooting of news website owner- Probe into Ingush website owner’s murder relaunched but FSB continues to target website- Website owner’s last words to his editor: “Roza, they are taking me away”- Ingush news website owner shot dead while held by interior ministry officialsListen to Magomed Yevloyev (in Russian) : to go further RussiaEurope – Central Asia Newslast_img read more


first_imgwinhorse/iStock(ARCADIA, Calif.) — A prominent horse racetrack in Southern California reopened Thursday morning after being closed for soil inspection in the wake of 19 horse deaths.Santa Anita Park closed its main track on Monday to evaluate sub-surface conditions and determine whether excess rain has contributed to the recent spike in fatalities. At least 19 horses have died there while racing or training since the track in Arcadia, about 17 miles northeast of Los Angeles, opened for the winter season on Dec. 26, according to California Horse Racing Board spokesperson Mike Martin.That’s double the number of horses that died at Santa Anita Park during the same period last year, according to The Los Angeles Times.On average, there were 53 horse fatalities at Santa Anita Park each year from 2013 to 2018, according to data from the California Horse Racing Board.Santa Anita Park said in a press release Sunday that the area has experienced more than 11 inches of rain and “near-record cold temperatures” in the past month, which may have impacted moisture content and soil consistency.But Mick Peterson, director of the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Equine Programs who evaluates soil samples from Santa Anita Park every month, deemed the main track “one-hundred percent ready” for both training and racing on Wednesday evening.Peterson and Santa Anita Park track superintendent Andy LaRocco tested soil samples and conducted a thorough examination of the track’s cushion, pad and base. Peterson also used ground-penetrating radar to ensure uniform consistency throughout the one-mile dirt oval.“The ground penetrating radar verified all of the materials, silt, clay and sand, as well as moisture content, are consistent everywhere on this track,” Peterson said in a statement Wednesday. “This testing ensures all components, the five-inch cushion, pad and base, are consistent and in good order.”Santa Anita Park’s main track surface is tested and evaluated on a daily basis by park staff as well as the California Horse Racing Board. Peterson noted that maintaining the track’s physical soundness is a constant challenge that involves a myriad of issues.“All of the testing and research we’ve done, worldwide, clearly indicates soundness is multi-factorial,” he said. “We must approach this challenge with the knowledge that this is always a process and we need to always strive to get better and that no matter how good the results may be, we must get better.”“If there are issues, they’re going to be addressed,” he added. “The safety of the horses, jockeys and exercise people is our number one priority and always will be.”Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita Park, said the safety and security of the athletes, both equine and human, are of utmost concern.“All industry stakeholders, including our company, must be held accountable for the safety and security of the horses,” Ritvo said in a statement Wednesday, “and we are committed to doing just that.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Remnants of Cristobal combined with a frontal storm system to produce gusty winds and damage in Chicago, downing trees and even interrupting local train service.Winds gusted up to 62 mph at Chicago’s Midway airport. In eastern Iowa, more than 5 inches of rain fell, flooding roads and neighborhoods.Five tornadoes were reported across Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri, but no damage was reported.Meanwhile, thousands of people are without power in Oklahoma City Wednesday morning, as winds continue to gust near 50 mph.On the back side of this storm system, more than 15 inches of snow fell in Colorado Tuesday.Now, this storm system will move east into Michigan, Ohio and into Pennsylvania and New York, where damaging winds, a few tornadoes and large hail are possible.Major cities in the path of these storms are Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.Out west, heat, dry air and brush fires are all in the forecast for Southern California Wednesday.Several cities hit record or near-record temperatures this week. Anaheim, California had a record 103 degrees, Los Angeles downtown hit a record high Tuesday of 98 degrees and LAX also hit a record high of 93 degrees.Even normally comfortable San Diego tied a record at 93 degrees.More heat is in the forecast for Southern California Wednesday. A heat advisory continues for Los Angeles as temps rise into the mid to upper 90s once again.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_img Housing MarketMortgage Bankers AssociationMortgagesResidential Real Estate Email Address* Tags Message* “MBA expects the purchase market to remain strong, with the recovering job market and supportive demographics fueling housing demand in the months ahead” Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting, said in a statement.Refinances made up 60 percent of all applications, up slightly from 59.2 percent the previous week. The average refinancing loan size was $279,500, a weekly increase from $269,800.Kan noted that low mortgage rates prompted a “small resurgence in refinance activity after six weeks of declines.”The average purchase loan was $406,100, a 1.8 percent increase from last week’s $399,000.The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to 3.20 percent from 3.27 percent. Jumbo loans ticked down to 3.34 percent from 3.35.MBA’s survey covers 75 percent of the residential mortgage market and has been conducted weekly since 1990.Contact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Refinances made up 60 percent of all applications, up slightly from 59.2 percent the previous week. (iStock)When mortgage rates dropped last week to their lowest levels in two months, buyers pounced.After three weeks of mortgage applications falling, a Mortgage Bankers Association index tracking them surged 8.6 percent.The group’s refinancing index jumped even more, rising 10 percent from the previous week, though it was still 23 percent lower than it was a year ago.Read moreMortgage requests, refinancings continue to dropFannie, Freddie say housing market could see slight hiccupMarch madness: Homes sold faster than ever last month Share via Shortlinklast_img read more


first_img Agway Energy Services partners with Pittsburgh Penguins. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.) Agway Energy Services, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suburban Propane, LP, today proudly announced its corporate partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins. For over 20 years, Agway Energy has been providing natural gas, electricity supply, and energy-related services to customers in Pennsylvania and New York, and recently added Maryland to its growing customer base.“We are excited to partner with the Penguins and further our commitment to our customers and local communities in the state of Pennsylvania,” said Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson, Agway Energy Services. “It is a true honor to become a part of the team’s significant legacy and to serve the community. We are thrilled to support a team that has spent decades defining the standards for NHL fans’ live game experience. We look forward to a successful season and wish the Penguins the best of luck for the rest of the 2020 season and beyond.” Agway offers a choice of natural gas and electricity services, including its EnergyGuard Repair Program, to customers in Pennsylvania The partnership will include arena signage, radio exposure, and unique giveaways for local fans. Agway Energy will also be featured in PittsburghPenguins.com email newsletters and on the team’s mobile app.“The Penguins are excited to partner with Agway Energy and introduce our fans and the Pittsburgh market to such a dynamic energy company,” said Terry Kalna, Senior VP of Sales and Broadcasting for the Penguins. “There is synergy already because Agway Energy and the Penguins share a commitment to philanthropy and will work together to find new ways to benefit the Pittsburgh community. We’re proud to have them as part of the team.”In the State of Pennsylvania, Agway Energy provides natural gas and electricity across the entire state. One of the many advantages of becoming an Agway Energy customer is the peace of mind that comes from the EnergyGuard™ repair program, which is offered as a standard benefit for all Agway Energy customers. EnergyGuard™ is a bundled service and repair program that, depending on the commodity purchased, provides protection on customers’ heating and central air conditioning systems, as well as electric lines (subject to certain limits) just for being an Agway Energy customer. EnergyGuard™ is supported by a network of highly trained professionals that can be accessed 24-hours per day, seven days per week through Agway Energy’s Customer Contact Center. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more


first_imgThe property buying frenzy gripping the nation at the moment was brought into sharp focus when dozens of keen house hunters camped outside an estate agency to secure a property.Extraordinary scenes were witnessed outside estate agency Bidmead Cook in the Welsh town of Aberdare where 30 people set up a long line of chairs and makeshift bedding to be first in line to bag one of the 14 homes available at a local new homes development.The development, called Cwm Heulwen, is offering buyers with three-bedroom properties priced at £184,950 and with four-bed homes priced at £320,000 exclusively via Bidmead Cook.Those waiting in line were waiting for the agency to open the next morning when the homes were launched by the agency onto the market.Doors openedThe agency says their doors opened at 9am and all the properties were sold by 11am.“Thank you to all who slept out last night, and congratulations to all that were able to secure their dream home this morning at our Aberdare office,” the company said.Founder Gavin Williams told local media that: “We didn’t expect this, we knew there would be plenty of interest but we didn’t think people would wait through the night,” he said.Williams says he visited those in the queue as darkness fell to offer hot drinks and food and to check they were OK.Locals are attracted by the development’s relatively affordable prices, location and the large gardens they include.Buyers in the queue had to be ‘proceedable‘; including having their mortgage in principle ready or prove that they were already marketing their current homes to bag a home, including a non-refundable deposit.Pic credit: Bidmead Cook.estate agent queue Bidmead Cook Wales April 26, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentDaniel Hamilton-Charlton, Director – Property Searches Direct Ltd Director – Property Searches Direct Ltd 26th April 2021 at 11:46 amWould it not have made sense to open up the office and do some deals and let people go home to bed rather than offer them food and drink to stay out all night on the pavement.Another amazing example of an Estate Agent believing that the potential for column inches was more important than the customer experience.But it’s OK, they got doughnuts and coffee.Give everyone in the queue a unique number, tell them to go home and come back just ahead of office opening and people will be able to enter the office based on the number they have been given…..surely?!?Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » MAD market: Buyers camp overnight outside estate agency to bag homes previous nextAgencies & PeopleMAD market: Buyers camp overnight outside estate agency to bag homesPurchasers keen to bag homes at development in Wales wait all night to wait for Bidmead Cook to open its doors.Nigel Lewis26th April 20211 Comment1,572 Viewslast_img read more

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