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Cuba committee to hold hearing July 7 on new resolutions

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Western North Carolina Bishop José McLoughlin addresses the Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee during its July 6 afternoon session while New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes, co-chair of the committee, looks on. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] It seems there is no mechanism for the Episcopal Church to admit an existing diocese into its structure without making a change to its constitution – a change that requires approval by two successive conventions.The 79th General Convention is underway at the Austin Convention Center and runs through July 13. The 80th General Convention will convene in 2021.The Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee spent two sessions July 6 deliberating the language of two new resolutions, A209, Reunification with the Episcopal Church of Cuba, and Resolution A214, which addresses the necessary constitutional and canonical changes. It will hold an open hearing on the two resolutions beginning at 7:30 a.m. on July 7 in the Hilton Austin Grand Ballroom K.“The first one, A209, expresses regret over the history that brought us to this place … and our strong desire for reunification,” said Becky Snow, who co-chairs the committee along with New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes.Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio listens as the Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee deliberates the second of two new resolutions on July 7. Photo: Lynette WilsonResolution A029 calls on General Convention to express its joy at the Episcopal Church of Cuba’s request to rejoin the Episcopal Church; lament the House of Bishops’ action in 1966 that split the two churches; note that the two churches “seek to employ God’s justice to confront our shared brokenness, and to equip and empower our efforts toward healing, wholeness and reconciliation for generations to come”; desire complete reunification; express deep regret that structural and constitutional issues prevent the realization of fullest expression of reunification at the 79th General Convention; and express the Episcopal Church’s eagerness “to share a future” with the Cuban Episcopal Church.To prepare for the admission of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, the committee drafted Resolution A214, which commends the church for meeting the actions proposed by the Task Force on Cuba, created by General Convention in 2015 to facilitate the reunification of the two churches.“We recognized that there needed to be a resolution that was not our resolution that went to Governance and Structure about necessary canonical changes, which they are working on to help not merely with Cuba, but in the event that a request like this should come again, we have something in place according to our Constitution and Canons,” Stokes told Episcopal News Service. He added that the notion of a diocese already established as an Anglican Communion province wasn’t foreseen.The constitutional change to accept a diocese outside the Episcopal Church’s structure and the canonical change necessary to accept a bishop elected, or in this case appointed, in another Anglican province didn’t present themselves until the committee began its deliberations.Resolution A214 expresses the 79th General Convention’s desire for an immediate reunification, recognizing, however, that the Episcopal Church “has yet to attend to the structural and canonical requirements necessary and pledges to complete the following actions to welcome” the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese to the 80th General Convention.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Further, it calls for the necessary constitutional and canonical changes to name Cuba a diocese; it calls for the bishop of Cuba’s participation in the House of Bishops; the continued establishment of diocesan and congregational companion relationships; and $400,000 for support of the Cuban church’s ongoing mission and ministry. It also sets the Cuban clergy’s eligibility to participate in the International Clergy Pension Plan administered by the Church Pension Fund at the close of convention.When the relationship between the two churches ended, so did clergy pensions.“It’s been difficult for the Diocese of Cuba, and we certainly recognize the pain and strain of that,” said Stokes. “But we also believe that this will create permanent changes that, should anything like this happen in the future, we’re much more able to deal with it in a way that’s fair and treating others the same rather than just making things up as we go.”Finally, A214 calls for an interim body to accompany the two churches through their transition to re-unification and $50,000 to fund that work.During its July 4 open hearing, the committee formed four subcommittees to study a covenant committee, constitutional and canonical issues with reunification, pension and Resolution A052. While the committee held its July 4 hearing, a second resolution, D060, to establish a covenant with the Diocese of Cuba was filed. Later, the committee decided to strike the covenant language.The House of Bishops took its action in 1966 in response to the effects of the Cuban Revolution and the United States’ response. The Cuban Revolution, led by Fidel Castro, began in 1953 and lasted until President Fulgencio Batista was forced from power in 1959. Batista’s anti-communist, authoritarian government was replaced with a socialist state, which in 1965 aligned itself with the communist party.Formerly a missionary district, the Episcopal Church of Cuba is an autonomous diocese of the Anglican Communion under the authority of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba. The council is chaired by the primates of the Anglican churches of Canada, the West Indies and the Episcopal Church. The council has overseen the church in Cuba since it separated from the U.S.-based Episcopal Church in 1967.Prior to that time, in 1961, Episcopal schools in Cuba had been closed and appropriated, and many clergy and their families were displaced. Some remained in Cuba; some either returned or immigrated to the United States. Some clergy who remained in Cuba were imprisoned, executed, or disappeared. Church buildings were closed and left to deteriorate. The church was polarized politically, and its clergy and lay leaders suffered. But the church continued in the living rooms of the grandmothers, who held prayer services and Bible studies in their homes. Through them is transmitted a story of pain, and of faith.The Episcopal Church of Cuba traces its origins back to an Anglican presence beginning in 1871. Today, there are some 46 congregations and missions serving 10,000 members and the wider communities. During the 1960s, Castro’s government began cracking down on religion, jailing religious leaders and believers, and it wasn’t until Pope John Paul II’s 1998 visit to Cuba, the first ever visit by a Roman Catholic pope to the island, that the government began a move back toward tolerance of religion.— Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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Paralysed Matt Hampson talks about life and rugby

first_imgFriday May 15, 2009 Paralysed Matt Hampson talks about life and rugby As little as a few years back Matt Hampson was tipped as a future England star. Selected for the Leicester Tigers academy at a young age, Hampson was soon selected for the England u18, u19, and u21 squads before tragedy struck in 2005.A training accident changed his life completely as a scrum collapsed and he suffered a dislocation in his neck which trapped his spinal cord. Matt was left paralysed from the neck down and his rugby playing days and bright potential as a star on the field were over.Matts seemingly dark future after the accident isnt perhaps as dark as many would have expected. He has a spirit, charm, and lust for life that has led to him overcoming a situation that would have beaten so many others in his position.In this interview with Sky News, Hambotalks about the everyday struggles that living in his condition bring, but shows how positive he is about life and that hes still as big a rugby fan as ever.He coaches, writes articles, maintains his website, and does what he can to raise money for spinal care for both himself and others.Matt requires 8m for his life-long care and wed like to help by making the rugby community aware of what is needed to help this inspirational figure, a man who wont let even the worst of circumstances get him down.You can read more about Matt and make a difference by visiting his websites to do what you can to help, or simply leave a message of support if donating isn’t possible.Tragedies like this can happen at any time, and when they do, its vital that the rugby community sticks together to take care of one of their own. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. 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How Bitcoin is changing the face of non-profits

first_imgHow Bitcoin is changing the face of non-profits Tagged with: Bitcoin Digital Howard Lake | 9 January 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Source: WhoIsHostingThis.comcenter_img Advertisement  231 total views,  1 views today  232 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 How are charities accepting Bitcoin and what are the opportunities and risks of doing so? Whoishostingthis.com has produced an infographic summarising these developments.The information focuses primarily on US nonprofits’ experience, but includes one Canadian and two global organisations as examples at the end. UK Fundraising last year reported on the RNLI’s use of Bitcoin and found out what its early experience of the cryptocurrency for donations had been.last_img read more

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Grenade attack on Tamilnet journalist’s house

first_img Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Organisation RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information January 9, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Grenade attack on Tamilnet journalist’s house News Follow the news on Sri Lanka News Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) today strongly condemned a grenade attack on the house of journalist Senathirajah Jeyanandanmoorthy on 7 January and called on the interior minister John Amaratunga to immediately investigate. It stressed the importance of the enquiry in view of ongoing peace talks in Thailand between the Sri Lankan government and rebel forces.The house of Jeyanandanmoorthy, correspondent of the news website Tamilnet.com and Tamil daily Virakesari in the eastern town of Batticaloa, is in a top security zone guarded by the Sri Lankan army about 30 kms from the city. The attackers also tried to burn the house down, but the journalist and his family managed to escape. Witnesses saw a military police patrol nearby.Jeyanandanmoorthy has received death threats in the past from Muslim extremist groups, according to the East Lanka Journalist Association, of which he is vice-president.  It noted that the house of a person living next door to a correspondent of Tamilnet.com was burned down by mistake last June.Jeyanandanmoorthy has written several articles about Muslim extremist activities in the region. His reports about the Tamil Tiger rebels have also been criticised by Sinhalese nationalists.– center_img Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News News July 29, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Activists File Appeal Challenging PWP’s Arroyo Seco Canyon Project

first_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News A rendering of a concept for stream flow diversion during high flow periods as part of the proposed Arroyo Seco Canyon Project improvements project. (Credit: City of Pasadena)Opponents of a project to divert water from the Arroyo Seco for use by the Pasadena Water and Power Department filed an appeal Tuesday challenging the approval by city officials of the project’s environmental analysis earlier this month.The objection was filed by the Arroyo Seco Foundation (ASF), the Pasadena Audubon Society and three “prominent local residents,” according to a statement issued by the ASF.A city hearing officer approved the environmental impact report, or EIR, for the project and proposed mitigation measures on Jan. 6. The proposed work would take place at the mouth of the Arroyo Seco, near Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).The appeal will bring the issue before the city’s Zoning Appeals Board, “and eventually to the Pasadena City Council,” according to the ASF statement.“We believe that the issues at stake are of such significance that they should be considered by the City Council as part of a broader review of Pasadena’s water program,” said Tim Brick, ACF managing director and former chair of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).“Pasadena needs to face up to the serious water crisis that now confronts it,” Brick said.The concerns raised by project opponents center around fears that “the Hearing Officer failed to consider or respond to some important detrimental aspects of the project based on its impacts on local groundwater levels and on habitat and fish in Hahamongna Watershed Park and the Arroyo Seco,” said the ASF statement.The PWP has maintained that the project would be positive for the city.The project calls for the city to exercise its authority to “divert up to 25 cubic feet per second (cfs) of surface water from the Arroyo Seco for direct use or to spread for percolation in spreading basins for groundwater pumping credits from the Raymond Basin,” according to the EIR.Environmental considerations had been addressed, PWP officials said.“The Arroyo Seco Canyon Project (ASCP) takes a multi-benefit approach to improving PWP’s water resources by addressing the shortcomings of its existing infrastructure, while also enhancing the natural habitat and the recreational experience for visitors of the local trail system into the Angeles National Forest,” PWP said in a written statement.Benefits of the project would include improving local water resources, increasing water system reliability, reducing dependence on imported water supplies, allowing for additional “water recharge capacity and rainwater capture,” ensure water equity, save money and allow PWP to treat and remove contaminated urban runoff, according to the statement.The project, first initiated in 2015, stalled in 2017 after a judge sided with critics of the project who had argued the EIR at the time was insufficient.Among those challenging the project’s EIR was Ken Kules, described by the ASF as a retired water engineer who spent many years working for the MWD and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.“The Raymond Groundwater Basin is an ‘invisible’ but extremely valuable resource that helps support Pasadena’s vibrant community and economy,” Kules said. “That invisibility masks the fact that much needs to be done to arrest the persistent decline of the groundwater table. The public is being told that the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project will help to do that, but the reality is that it will combine with the effects of climate change to accelerate the decline of the groundwater levels.”The ASF also said the planned project fails to properly address the negative impacts it would have on fish.“The long-term health of the Raymond Basin is the biggest water challenge facing Pasadena,” according to Brick. “The basin has declined more than 350 feet over the past 100 years. Pasadena needs to work with the Raymond Basin Management Board to establish a program to stabilize and replenish the groundwater levels for a resilient future.”The ASF launched an online petition to oppose the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project, available online at arroyoseco.org/pasadenawaterpetition.htm.More information on the Arroyo Seco Foundation is available on the organization’s website at arroyoseco.org.The Environmental Impact Report for the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project can be found online at ww5.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/12/Final-EIR_ArroyoSecoAreas2and3_2020_Dec.pdf.See also:Arroyo Seco Foundation Opposes Canyon ProjectArroyo Seco Canyon Project Supporters Hope to Create Local Reliance on Water Supply EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Activists File Appeal Challenging PWP’s Arroyo Seco Canyon Project By JOEY REAMS and BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 3:05 pm Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Business Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. 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How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey?

first_img How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 12, 2018 1,767 Views About Author: Scott Morgan Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey? Home Sales Housing Market hurricane harvey hurricanes Natural Disasters 2018-03-12 Scott Morgan in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News Share Save Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. center_img Previous: Ellie Mae’s Velocify Platform Wins LeadsCouncil Leader Award Next: The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2 When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas last summer, many housing experts worried what the megastorm’s effect on the market would be. Turns out, their fears of a wounded market were needless.”Despite the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,” said Kaki Lybbert, Chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors, “the Texas housing market had a very strong fourth quarter, helping solidify 2017 as another record-breaking year in Texas real estate.”According to the 2017 Texas Real Estate Year in Review report from the Texas Association of Realtors,  home sales volume and home prices in the Lone Star State reached all-time highs for the third year in a row last year. Overall, Texas home sales jumped 4 percent, with 336,502 homes sold statewide. Home prices also experienced steady increases in 2017, with the median sales price increasing 6.7 percent from the year prior, to $223,990.The average sale spent just shy of two months on the market last year. According to the report, Texas overall had about three months of inventory in rotation by the end of Q4. In Q4 itself, that was a 0.1 percent dip. A stable inventory should be about six months. Active listings increased 5.5 percent from 2016 to 2017.The strongest growth in median prices occurred in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where a third of houses for sale last year closed between $200,000 and $300,000. About two-thirds of Texas houses were occupied by the owner at the end of the year.Lybbert attributed the strong growth to the sizable influx of residents and job growth across the state last year.“With more than half a million people moving to the Lone Star State each year, we anticipate the Texas housing market will remain a hotbed for activity,” she said.Jim Gaines, Chief Economist with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, said the year ahead should stay strong.”Across the state, we are projecting sales activity to be even more robust in 2018,” Gaines said. “One of the big drivers will be from first-time homebuyers finding opportunity in the market with more builders focusing on the entry-level price point and lenders relaxing the requirements for first-time homebuyers. Additionally, the likelihood of more volatile interest rates in 2018 will influence homebuyers to buy now rather than later.”While Lybbert said she was happy with the strength of Texas’ 2017 market, she also echoed what many housing insiders say about continuously rising housing prices nationally—namely, that affordability needs to be guarded.”The Texas housing market remains in such high demand that we continue to see low levels of housing inventory and strong increases in home prices,” Lybbert said. “While that continues to be good news for property owners, Texas Realtors will also continue to advocate for affordable options for all Texans.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Home Sales Housing Market hurricane harvey hurricanes Natural Disasters Subscribelast_img read more

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[Covid-19] Wearing Mask Casually Leaving Mouth/Nose Exposed To Be Treated On Same Footing As Not Wearing Mask, Liable To Same Punitive Action: Punjab & Haryana HC

first_imgNews Updates[Covid-19] Wearing Mask Casually Leaving Mouth/Nose Exposed To Be Treated On Same Footing As Not Wearing Mask, Liable To Same Punitive Action: Punjab & Haryana HC Nupur Thapliyal23 April 2021 9:33 AMShare This – xWhile disposing of the petition highlighting the grim situation of covid 19 pandemic, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday ordered that the States of Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh shall depute officials of the municipal bodies or health authorities for ensuring that mask etiquettes are followed by the general public and that the States shall promptly redress grievances on the designated helpline numbers. Furthermore, the division bench comprising of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh also went ahead to order that the persons wearing their masks casually leaving their mouth or nose exposed will be treated on “equal footing as those not wearing the mask at all.” “States shall also depute officials of the municipal bodies/health authorities to ensure that mask etiquettes are followed by general public. Heads of the public as well as private institutions would sensitize the employees to wear masks in appropriate manner. Persons who wear the masks casually leaving their mouth and/or nose exposed would be treated on the same footing as those not wearing the mask at all and liable to same punitive action.” the Court ordered. The Bench was dealing with a petition wherein Amicus Curiae, Senior Advocate Rupinder Khosla in the previous course of hearing had apprised the Court about the “complete chaos due to the situation arising out of spread of Covid-19 as the Government guidelines were not being followed in the region.” The said order came on the submissions of the counsel appearing on behalf of all the three States wherein various assurances were given by the States on the steps being followed by them to tackle the pandemic. Submissions of the State of Haryana It was submitted on behalf of the State of Haryana that there are nodal agencies in every district headed by the Deputy Commissioner, concerned Superintendent of Police, a representative of the Municipal Council/Corporation and a Civil Surgeon that are presently functional to deal with the emergency situations. Furthermore, the Court was also apprised that the senior officers of the State have decided that in Secretary, Legal Services Authority in every District would also be a member of the said Committee as he receives number of complaints arising out of the covid situation. Assurance was also given that the said meeting of the Committee shall be held on a daily basis by way of electronic means and prompt response will be given by the Administration as and when a call is received on the helpline number or by the Committee itself. Submissions of the State of Punjab The State of Punjab apprised the Court that it has no objection of forming a similar committee in order to address the public grievances, however, it was submitted that a designated helpline number 104 has already been assigned which entertains all types of grievances of the public. In view of this, the Court directed the State of Punjab to make such arrangements at the earliest. Submissions of the UT of Chandigarh Counsel appearing for UT of Chandigarh submitted in the Court that a “war room” was operational for considering the complaints of general public including a dedicated phone number. The Court, after noting that all the three States assure of handling the grievances promptly and punitive measures shall be taken against private hospital and medical institutions, also noted that the surprise checks shall also be conducted by the concerned authorities on such private facilities. On the assurance of States to promptly deal with grievance calls, the Court ordered thus: “More personnel shall be deputed to attend such calls and PCRs/Beats in the nearby vicinity shall be activated. Such numbers shall be widely publicised on the electronic and print media in order to make the public aware of the help available at hand and instill confidence in them in the current pandemic situation.” Observing that assurances given by the States will be followed, the Court decided that no further orders are required to be passed by it at the given stage. However, the Court granted liberty to the amicus curiae to seek revival of the petition in case it is necessary. “Respective States shall file a status report regarding day to day developments in every District by way of a short affidavit in the Registry within a week.” The Court went ahead to observe. Click Here To Read OrderTagspunjab and haryana high court mask etiquettes covid 19 pandemic wearing mask punitive action Justice Rajan Gupta Justice Karamjit Singh Next Storylast_img read more

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Armed protests being planned at all 50 state capitols, FBI bulletin says

first_imgiStock/LalocracioBy: AARON KATERSKY and CELIA DARROUGH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Starting this week and running through at least Inauguration Day, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols and at the U.S. Capitol, according to an internal FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News.The FBI has also received information in recent days on a group calling for “storming” state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings in the event President Donald Trump is removed from office prior to Inauguration Day. The group is also planning to “storm” government offices in every state the day President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated, regardless of whether the states certified electoral votes for Biden or Trump.“The FBI received information about an identified armed group intending to travel to Washington, DC on 16 January,” the bulletin read. “They have warned that if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur.”Federal law enforcement officials have advised police agencies to increase their security posture at statehouses around the country following the riot at the U.S. Capitol, law enforcement sources told ABC News.Following the violent pro-Trump breach of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives pushed forward Monday with an effort to get Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would declare Trump incapable of performing his presidential duties and would install Pence as acting president until Biden is inaugurated Jan. 20.The effort was ultimately blocked by Republican Rep. Alex Mooney of West Virginia, and House Democrats then introduced an article of impeachment against Trump for “incitement of insurrection.”The measure, which has more than 200 Democratic co-sponsors, states Trump has “demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law.”According to the FBI, approximately 29 individuals and/or social media accounts of individuals who unlawfully entered the Capitol had been identified as of Sunday.The FBI has received nearly 45,000 digital media tips that are now being reviewed.At least five people died during the siege on the Capitol, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. The FBI bulletin said Sicknick “died from injuries sustained during the U.S. Capitol breach.”ABC News’ Mariam Khan contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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NEWS FROM EVANSVILLE CHANNEL 44 TV

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Indiana HS Football Sectional PairingsOCTOBER 2ND, 2016 JOJO GENTRY EVANSVILLE, INDIANA FOX Sports Indiana announced the high school football sectional pairings Sunday evening. Sectionals kickoff Oct. 21. Matchups are listed below:1ASectional 48Tecumseh vs Linton-StocktonTell City vs North Central (Farmersburg)Perry Central vs North Daviess2ASectional 40Forest Park vs South SpencerNorth Posey vs Mater Dei3ASectional 31Southridge vs Heritage HillsSectional 32Pike Central vs WashingtonMemorial vs Gibson SouthernVincennes Lincoln vs Mount VernonSullivan vs Princeton4ASectional 24Reitz vs BosseOwen Valley vs CentralBoonville vs EdgewoodJasper vs Harrison5ASectional 16North vs CastleThe selection show will replay Monday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Indiana.Riding to Raise Awareness: The Distinguished Gentleman’s RideOCTOBER 2ND, 2016 LAUREN LESLIE EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Dozens of dapper men riding their classic and custom motorcycles all to raise awareness for prostate cancer on Sunday. The “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” is a Worldwide event raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, behind lung cancer. Deaconess Cancer Services, Vantage Oncology and Tri-State Vin-Moto all teamed up sponsoring the event.Heath Crecelius says he’s been riding motorcycles since the age of four and after his father survived prostate cancer, this event simply made sense, “He being a survivor…we’re into motorcycles, it just clicked, it went hand and hand. This is a cause near and dear to my heart, has to do with motorcycles, it’s a win-win so it’s a fun event, a good time and a great cause.”Dozens of distinguished gentleman took off Sunday afternoon from Deaconess Gateway making several stops along the way. Event organizers say they hope the ride continues to grow every year.Evansville Museum Hosts TEDx EventOCTOBER 1ST, 2016 BRADEN HARP EVANSVILLE Evansville museum hosted “TEDxEvansville” Saturday.“TEDx” is an independently funded event featuring speakers from various backgrounds. Organizers say the “TEDx” program is designed to help communities and spark conversation. Today’s event featured speakers discussing patriotism, education, and other social issues.Organizers say speakers from the area are going to be given an even larger platform to spread their ideas than just event-attendees.“About ten speakers here who are giving those talks on things related to their personal and professional lives that are compelling inspiring and interesting and we’re going to take those talks and put them up on YouTube in about a month or so and share them with the rest of the world” organizer Zac Parsons said.The event was held in the Koch Immersive Theater. Organizers say the turnout was great.last_img read more