Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN The Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies and Executive Council vice chair, and the Rev. Terry Star, deacon and council member from North Dakota, lead council in its June 9 bilingual celebration of Holy Eucharist. Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council agreed June 10 to increase the church’s aid to continuing Episcopalians in South Carolina and in the Diocese of San Joaquin, while also adding money to the budget of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of a Presiding Bishop.Council also heard various reports on progress towards new initiatives that will be funded in each of the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, according to goals General Convention set out in the 2013-2015 budget.And council continued the process it has developed for formulating the 2016-2018 budget, which it must propose to the next meeting of General Convention in 2015.Aid to continuing EpiscopaliansAnswering a request from the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, council agreed to expand a promised line of credit by $300,000, which will make available a total of $550,000 through the end of 2013.Episcopalians in South Carolina have been reorganizing their common life since late in 2012 after Bishop Mark Lawrence and a majority of clergy and lay leadership said that the diocese had left the Episcopal Church.In the case of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, council agreed to provide additional line of credit of $785,000 to be accessed through the end of 2014 to support the continuing diocese.The reorganization in that diocese has been ongoing since late 2007 when a majority of the clergy and lay deputies to the San Joaquin diocesan convention took a vote purporting to realign the diocese with the Argentina-based Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.Council established a covenant committee in 2011 to document work of the continuing San Joaquin diocese. That committee regularly reports to council’s Joint Standing Committee on Local Ministry and Mission. Council members at this meeting asked the presiding officers to appoint a similar committee to work with the Episcopal Church in South Carolina.Facilitating the election of the 27th presiding bishopExecutive Council member Liza Anderson of Connecticut reads the Old Testament lesson June 9 during council’s bilingual celebration of Holy Eucharist. Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News ServiceThe church will elect a presiding bishop at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City in July 2015. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s nine-year term ends later that year.Council acted on two fronts to facilitate that process, a move that was needed because the 2012 General Convention added (via Resolution A-105) responsibilities to the work of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of a Presiding Bishop but the committee told council its funding, which has been reduced, is not adequate to do that work.The 2006 meeting of General Convention called for $22,000 to accrue annually between 2007 and 2009 triennium to fund the nominating process and the 2009 General Convention designated an annual accrual of $10,000 during the 2010-2012 triennium, according to a funding resolution council passed on June 10. The 2012 convention set aside $630,449 to be distributed by council to all of the church’s committees, commissions, agencies and board (CCABs). Executive Council designated a $10,000 annual contribution for the nominating committee between 2013 and 2015, for a three triennial total of $126,000.The committee has said that it needs $262,000 to meet the expectations of the revised canon. However, council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission concluded at this meeting that that amount “would require more funds than we felt the church could invest in this particular task,” Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, FFM chair, told the council.FFM proposed and council agreed to add $100,000 to the nominating committee’s budget. The addition will bring its total funding to $226,000.Part of the difficulty in determining the cost of the new canonical expectations is that the lack of specificity about the tasks outlined revised canon, according to Steve Hutchinson, chair of council’s Governance and Administration for Mission committee.The revised canon calls for the nominating committee to develop a process that would allow any bishop or deputy “to express the intent to nominate any other member of the House of Bishops from the floor when the committee presents its nominees to the joint session of the two Houses,” provide pastoral care for each nominee and his or her family and diocese, and determine and provide for transition assistance to the outgoing presiding bishop and the presiding bishop-elect. The first item would increase the amount of money the nominating committee has to spend on background checks beyond ones for those it nominates.In addition, “there’s confusion about at what point the responsibility of this committee ends … and responsibility for other parts of transition and installation of the newly elected presiding bishop picks up,” Hutchinson told the council members, adding that “none of that is contemplated in this triennial budget.”Hutchinson’s committee proposed to council – and it agreed – that it instruct Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Gay Jennings, House of Deputies president and vice chair of council, to appoint a committee to work with the nominating committee to plan, budget and oversee the transition work. There will be $20,450 available for that work, according to money annually set aside since Jefferts Schori was elected.Five Marks of Mission workThe proposals about how to target work around each of the Five Marks of Mission are being developed by teams made up of council members and church-wide staff that also consulted with people involved in such work throughout the church.Jefferts Schori said during a post-meeting press conference that a “significant aspect of the meeting centered on the continuing development of work around the Five Marks of Mission.”She highlighted the work of the Young Adult Service Corps and the possibility of developing “gap year” mission work for youth between high school and college or work, as based in the third Mark of Mission (respond to human need in loving service), and efforts by the offices of communication and government relations to develop an online platform for networking people involved at all levels of the church in work related to the fourth (to transform unjust structures of society) and fifth (to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth) marks.Two or more of council’s five standing committees often met together during the three-day meeting to discuss mission work and other matters, and the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, the church’s executive officer, said that those gatherings “broke through some of the traditional committee boundaries.”“This council is not waiting for this church to reimagine itself – or restructure itself – we’re already reimagining and restructuring ourselves as leaders of the Episcopal Church and in the broader communities,” Barlowe said during the press conference.In a related matter, council members agreed with a recommendation from it Governance and Administration for Mission committee to form a group to “assure the effective, thorough and collaborative implementation” of 2012 General Convention Resolution A135, which among other things commits the church to a triennium of “teaching, preaching, organizing, advocating, and building mutually transformative relationships with those who are poor to focus our hearts and the mission of our congregations and dioceses on reducing poverty and increasing economic and racial justice.”The members of the committee will include representatives of council and general convention committees, local faith-based organizations, church center staff concerned with domestic poverty and, where needed, outside experts.“Just as A135 reflected a sea change on how we’re addressing domestic poverty, we’re also looking at new ways to coordinate that work,” Jennings said during the press conference, noting that at the last council meeting members called for similar coordination of the church’s response to convention Resolution B019, which reaffirmed the church’s commitment to just and lasting peace in the Middle East.Bishops, deputies will be asked about ‘the ask’Council member the Rev. Susan Snook, from Arizona, reviewed progress on council’s process for developing a 2016-2018 budget to propose to General Convention. She said that nearly all of the council and staff liaisons to the church’s CCABs have been trained in how to guide their groups through a “budget visioning process.”The actual discernment envisioned by that process is beginning as well and reports are due by Aug. 16. Snook said the visions discerned in that process will be made available to the wider church.Snook, who chairs FFM’s subcommittee on the budget process, said that she had been asked what a liaison should be if the group to which he or she is assigned is not interested in participating in the process. “I think that is very fine information for us to know as we go into the budget process, and will send its own kind of message, so please do convey that to your CCAB,” she suggested. “By the way, if somebody is not interested in doing a budget request, all the better.As part of the budgeting process, Snook said, FFM wants to “engage the church in a discussion of the fact that not all dioceses meet their full asking percentage formula” to fund the churchwide budget. She noted that “there are no particular consequences for not meeting the full asking.In the 2013-2015 triennium, the dioceses are asked contribute 19 percent of their annual income to help fund the churchwide budget. Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. The list of 2012 and 2013 diocesan commitments is here.Council agreed with a FFM suggestion that bishops and deputies be surveyed on their ideas on how the asking process could be improved with the goal of greater participation in paying the full ask. The resolution also asks the House of Bishops to discuss the asking question during it fall meeting in Nashville.“Susan is absolutely right when she says that in one sense there are absolutely no consequences to non-payment in the sense that there are no penalties but, there are huge consequences to not paying the asking,” Hollingsworth told the council. “The consequences are that we are not able to do the work that God has proffered for us to do in ways that we envision doing it productively in the church, so this is a really important discussion for us to have.”In other business, the council:* elected Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, a former council member from the Diocese of the Virgin Islands, to serve as the Episcopal Church lay representative on the Anglican Consultative Council for a term to last for three meetings of that body. Ballentine was one of four nominees presented by the Executive Committee of Executive Council following a review of 11 applications, and she was elected on the third ballot. The other nominees were current council member Katie Sherrod of Fort Worth, Lawrence Hitt of Colorado and Thomas Little of Vermont. She succeeds Josephine Hicks, of North Carolina whose term expired at the end of the ACC’s most recent meeting in 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.Ballentine has “extensive experience in matters related to the Anglican Communion,” Jennings noted during the post-meeting press conference, including having spent six years as chair of the task forces on the church’s response to the Anglican Covenant and serving as chair the 2012 General Convention’s legislative committee on world mission.* Awarded $535,000 in the latest round of Constable Fund grants. The grants fund mission initiatives that are not provided for within the General Convention budget. The fund received 22 applications totaling $1,621,452, and funded seven of those applicants. Details are here.* Received a report and plan from the task force of the House of Bishops Committee on Pastoral Development related to 2012 General Convention Resolution A144 which calls for tracking the inclusion of women and other under-represented groups in episcopal elections. Council asked the presiding bishop to direct the Office of Pastoral Development to continue that work by first establishing a base line of all nominees in episcopal elections from available 2012 data, and then by tracking the ratios of all persons nominated for episcopal elections in 2013, 2014 and first quarter of 2015, and considered by diocesan search/nominating committees 2013, 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. Council’s resolution also asks that the office review the consistency and effectiveness of anti-racism training and other practices that inform search and nominating committees to issues of gender and ethnic bias and that necessary adjustments in transition process for episcopal elections be created, recommended, and monitored by the pastoral development committee. Council also asked the committee to consider including a letter with transition process materials that reminds diocesan standing committees and diocesan search committees of “the importance of authentic inclusion.”A summary of all the resolutions council passed at the meeting is here.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/546088/house-in-ohno-airhouse-design-office Clipboard Projects “COPY” Architects: Airhouse Design Office Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses photographs: Toshiyuki YanoPhotographs: Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. A piece of land in a Japanese persimmon (kaki) orchard was offered as the project area for a residential house. As the client wanted wide open spaces with high ceilings, a structure composed of a large roof set on top of seven thick columns was used.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoTo secure copious glass windows, private areas are located inside the columns while intervals between columns are designated as living, dining and kitchen spaces. With this composition, only the sky and the kaki orchard are visible from the inside, giving the area an open feeling while the kaki trees provide a sense of privacy from the outside world, all of which makes for a relaxed atmosphere in the interior areas.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoAs the landscape transforms with the changing of the kaki seasons, a generous living space is produced in the house nestled among the kaki trees.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessExclusive Video: Innovation Center UC – Anacleto Angelini / Alejandro Aravena | ELEM…Architecture NewsAD Interviews: Will Bruder / Will Bruder ArchitectsInterviews Share “COPY” Japan House in Ohno / Airhouse Design OfficeSave this projectSaveHouse in Ohno / Airhouse Design Office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/546088/house-in-ohno-airhouse-design-office Clipboard Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 40 Share House in Ohno / Airhouse Design Office Area: 128 m² Area: 128 m² Photographs CopyHouses•Yokkaichi, Japan CopyAbout this officeAirhouse Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYokkaichiHousesJapanPublished on September 14, 2014Cite: “House in Ohno / Airhouse Design Office” 14 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Chile CopyHouses•Futaleufú, Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900482/gz1-house-paul-steel-bouza-arquitecto Clipboard Architects: Paul Steel Bouza Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily 2017 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900482/gz1-house-paul-steel-bouza-arquitecto Clipboard GZ1 House / Paul Steel Bouza ArquitectoSave this projectSaveGZ1 House / Paul Steel Bouza Arquitecto “COPY” Year: Projects Save this picture!© Gustavo Zylbersztajn+ 28Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Houses GZ1 House / Paul Steel Bouza Arquitecto Photographs: Gustavo Zylbersztajn Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 65 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Amesti, Budnik, Cerestain ultra, Chilcorrofin, FormasurSave this picture!© Gustavo ZylbersztajnRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSave this picture!© Gustavo ZylbersztajnText description provided by the architects. The GZ1 house has 65 square meters and is located over the Lonconaos Lake Peninsula, about fifteen kilometers from the town of Futaleufu, in the “Region de Los Lagos” (Region of Lakes), in the Chilean Patagonia. Given the weather conditions in this area, in addition to the height where the house is placed, it frames the main view of the lake and everything else is left behind. Save this picture!© Gustavo ZylbersztajnSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Gustavo ZylbersztajnThe living room and the master bedroom connect to a terrace above the lake, a glass made wall provides an absolute free view. The utility room and other service rooms are in the back of the house, which reduces its space, giving its plant an A shape. Save this picture!© Gustavo ZylbersztajnA backyard with an acrylic roof serves as the access to the house. It’s closed through a metal door which works in two ways, the first one is to protect the house in periods of storms, and the second one is to give privacy to the bathroom since this one has an open window that looks right to the lake. Save this picture!© Gustavo ZylbersztajnSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Gustavo ZylbersztajnThe sloping roofs rise to create a loft, which is accessed through a retractable staircase that frees space in the small dwelling, without disturbing it. Finally, the fireplace of the house is in the middle of the building in order to maintain heat and has a shaft that distributes heat naturally to the bathroom and bedroom.Save this picture!© Gustavo ZylbersztajnProject gallerySee allShow lessCook’s Camden: The Making of Modern HousingArchitecture BooksManuel Zornoza of LATITUDE: “We Were Fascinated by this Idea – How do You Build a Ci…Interviews Share CopyAbout this officePaul Steel Bouza ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFutaleufúChilePublished on August 22, 2018Cite: “GZ1 House / Paul Steel Bouza Arquitecto” [Casa GZ1 / Paul Steel Bouza Arquitecto] 22 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Oct. 31 — This morning Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia who was deposed by the force of the Spanish state, announced from Brussels that he and the six Catalan government members with him would not ask for asylum in Belgium. Instead, he told the media they came for a little quiet space to “contribute to the internationalization of the process” in Catalonia. (El Periódico, Oct. 31)A flurry of moves and countermoves between the repressive Spanish state and the defiant Catalan government led to this situation today. The regime in Madrid is beginning to seize the administration, police and public media from the regional government in what some have called a coup d’état. It has also declared new elections in the region on Dec. 21.While big banks and the big bourgeoisie in Catalan oppose independence — they’ve already moved their headquarters outside the region — a less powerful sector is pro-independence. Today Puigdemont and six other top bourgeois leaders of Catalonia’s independence movement are in Belgium, facing charges of “rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds” in the Spanish state. Despite the charges, their parties say they will participate in the Dec. 21 elections.Catalonia is one of the more prosperous regions, located in northeastern Spain, an area the size of Maryland, with a population of 7.5 million people, including many from other parts of the Spanish state and from abroad.Popular resistance?The brutal tactics of the Spanish state, which injured 900 Catalans for trying to vote in the Oct. 1 referendum, aroused strong popular resistance. Tens of thousands of people formed the Committees to Defend the Referendum — spontaneous mass organizations with leftist participation that organized and mobilized for the referendum despite repression.More than 2 million people defied police attacks to vote for independence. A pro-independence general strike two days later stopped much of Catalan industry.While the bourgeois leadership of the Catalan independence movement — represented by Puigdemont and the others in Belgium — made a call for peaceful resistance to the central regime’s takeover, they are no longer on the ground in Catalonia to lead this effort. It is too early to see, especially from afar, how Puigdemont’s decision to try to avoid direct confrontation and to participate in the Dec. 21 elections will impact the morale of the popular movement.An important question remains: Are there forces in Catalonia from the left and workers’ organizations that can mobilize resistance to the Spanish state’s takeover?Important because the working class in Catalonia and in the entire Spanish state suffers from high unemployment, cutbacks to health care, education and pensions and a lack of prospects that it has faced since the 2008 worldwide capitalist financial crisis hit Spain so hard. Popular resistance in Catalonia can inspire resistance to the Madrid regime throughout the Spanish state.Timeline of eventsAfter a majority of voters opted for Catalan independence, Madrid took the offensive more than a week ago by arresting two members of the Catalan government. Then Spain’s rightist Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared on Oct. 21 that the central government would seize control of Catalonia’s administration and force a new vote to reconstitute the regional parliament.The Catalan parliament voted 70-10 to declare independence on Oct. 27. The 55 members of parties opposing independence refused to take part in the vote.Within two hours of the declaration, the Spanish state got approval from the Senate in Madrid to use Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to seize control of the Catalan government. The Catalan government then called for peaceful civil disobedience in response to the takeover.On Oct. 28, the Spanish state fired the head of the Catalan police and deposed Puigdemont.Rightist demonstration in BarcelonaThe next day, Sunday, Oct. 29, all the pro-Spanish-state parties, led by Rajoy’s right-wing governing party and including all the ultra-right and neo-fascist organizations, mobilized hundreds of thousands of people in Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital, on the basis of a united Spain under the rule of the rightist parties in Madrid and the Spanish king.The current regime controlling the Spanish state is led by the Popular Party, a rightist party that absorbed many of those who made up Francisco Franco’s fascist regime from 1939 to his death in 1975. The PP, along with the so-called Socialists (PSOE), have directed the government since the 1978 “Transition,” which is really a continuation of rule by the oligarchs with a democratic facade and a corrupt monarchy.Remember that Spain is an integral part of the imperialist world, with membership in NATO, and it participates in most of the aggressive wars led by U.S. imperialism.Although not all the Oct. 29 demonstrators were as right-wing as the organizers — who encouraged chants like “Long live Spain” and “Arrest Puigdemont” — Spanish patriotism serves reactionary interests there just as U.S. patriotism serves imperialist interests here.On Oct. 30, Spain’s Attorney General José Manuel Maza said he would ask the national court to charge 14 members of Puigdemont’s administration with pushing ahead with independence, which he claimed was in defiance of Spain’s constitution and constitutional court. These include the serious charges of rebellion — with a possible 30-year sentence — sedition and misuse of funds.Anticipating this attack, sometime in the night of Oct. 29-30, Puigdemont and six government members drove to Marseille, France, and took a plane to Brussels.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleBorder communities already badly affected by Brexit, report findsNext articleSix Donegal patients wait over an hour for ambulance this year News Highland Pinterest The trial of two men for the alleged rape of a student in Co Donegal has resumed in evidence after four days of legal argument.The men, who have a legal entitlement to anonymity, have pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape of the woman in a town in the county in February 2015.The defendants are now aged 29 and 33 and are residents of Donegal. The complainant is now aged in her 20s.Evidence resumed yesterday afternoon with a number of gardaí giving evidence of a search of the premises in which the alleged offences took place.A garda witness said that nobody was present at the premises when he attended with a search warrant. After a search he and another garda remained at the location to preserve the scene.At around 6pm one of the defendants arrived and identified himself as a resident of the premises. He was arrested on suspicion of rape and cautioned.He was later interviewed at a garda station and these interviews were recorded on DVD.The trial continues in evidence today before Justice Alex Owens and the jury. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Donegal rape trial resumes after legal argument RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 24, 2019
Courtesy of Piazza Family(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — A former Penn State fraternity brother has entered the first guilty plea in connection with the death of pledge Tim Piazza, who died after falling down fraternity house stairs during an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual, prosecutors said.Ryan Burke, who was accused of forcing Piazza to drink from a bottle of vodka the night of his fall, pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of hazing and five counts relating to unlawful acts involving liquor, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office said.Burke, now 21, admitted to his role in the hazing and will be sentenced on July 31, according to prosecutors.“This is a tragedy and he is anxious to make amends,” Burke’s attorney Philip Masorti said Wednesday, according to the Bridgewater Courier News. “There are too few words to describe a loss so great. This young man understands that.”Piazza family attorney Tom Kline told ABC News, “We are pleased to see one individual accept responsibility and encourage others to follow in his steps.”Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro added that his “office is committed to seeking justice on behalf of Tim Piazza and his family and holding every responsible individual accountable for their actions, consistent with the law and the evidence in this case.”Twenty-five others face charges in the case which stemmed from Piazza’s February 2017 death.On the night of Feb. 2, 2017, after taking part in a hazing ritual known as the “Gauntlet,” a heavily intoxicated Piazza was heard falling down the stairs at the Beta Theta Pi house, and later found lying face down at the bottom.Fraternity members carried him upstairs and put him on a couch, where they dumped water on his face and slapped him in an apparent attempt to wake him, to no avail, according to a grand jury report which cited evidence including surveillance video, witness testimony and phone records. When one pledge tried to intervene, insisting they get Piazza some help, the pledge was shoved into a wall and was told that the brothers had it under control, according to the grand jury report.As the night went on, Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore, tried over and over to stand on his own, falling each time and eventually going still, according to the grand jury report.No one called 911 until the next morning, when his breathing was labored and his skin had turned gray.Prosecutors have claimed the brothers waited to get Piazza help in an attempt to cover up their drinking and “coordinate a story.”Piazza died on Feb. 4 of traumatic brain injuries.Beta Theta Pi has since been barred from Penn State.Since Piazza’s death, his parents Jim and Evelyn Piazza have channeled their grief into fighting for the safety of future college students.“We believe that there needs to be stiffer criminal penalties against hazing,” Jim Piazza told ABC News last year. “Nobody is trying to kill Greek life — we’re just trying to make it safer.”“We’re both of the mindset — Tim would not want us to fade away and just continually grieve,” he added. “Trying to make a difference for others, I think, is somewhat therapeutic.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The residential property market continued to slow in December, as lower demand led to the slowest rate of property price growth since the start of 2014.The annual rate of growth slowed to 7.8 per cent, which is 2.4 per cent lower than the high witnessed in July, and the lowest since the 7.3 per cent of January 2014, the latest data from mortgage lender Halifax reveals.The quarterly rate of growth has now fallen for five months in a row, with prices in the three months to December just 0.3 per cent higher than in the previous quarter, the lowest rate of quarter-on-quarter growth since November 2012.Halifax’s figures act as a further indication that the housing market may be far more muted in 2015.Halifax estimates that house prices will rise this year by between 3 and 5 per cent, which would be around half the rate of growth seen in 2014.“The deterioration in housing affordability as a result of rising house prices, earnings growth that has been consistently below consumer price inflation until very recently, and speculation of an interest rate rise, have combined to temper housing demand since the summer,” said Martin Ellis (left), Halifax housing economist.Although the declining rate of property price increases at the end of 2014 might suggest we are en-route to greater market stability, this should not disguise the need for “ground-breaking action on housing policy” in the upcoming election, according to Peter Williams (right), Executive Director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).He said: “Declining affordability has tempered demand and the housing market in its present state is still a long way from supporting the nation’s home-owning ambitions.“Housing policy is in need of fundamental reform rather than short term voter appeasement that has brought a host of temporary measures and tinkering at the edges without a long-term plan. Successive Governments have failed to address changing housing needs and left us on a downwards trajectory that will see owner-occupation drop to 59 per cent by 2020 if current trends continue.”Williams wants to see the next Government address a managed withdrawal of temporary support measures, a long-term mortgage indemnity guarantee to permanently revive first-time buyer lending, and a review of lending into retirement and the impact of regulatory reforms that have resulted in a far more conservative mortgage market.Equally, he also wants to see house building levels rise sharply to help fix the existing housing supply shortage, which Williams describes as the “tumour behind many issues in the market”.Brian Murphy (left), Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), agrees that decreased availability of mortgage finance did have a knock-on effect in terms of declining consumer demand in the final quarter of 2014. However, this is likely to have been exacerbated by seasonal variations as the housing market wound down before Christmas. He believes that demand will rise again in Q1 2015, and current conditions support this view.“The mortgage rate war continues to rage on, with consumers benefiting from record low rates as lenders vie for business,” he said.housing affordability residential property market first-time buyer lending January 21, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 » Housing Market » Housing market continues to cool previous nextHousing MarketHousing market continues to cool21st January 20150596 Views
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