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Area: 437 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chile Save this picture!© Natalia Vial+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/303103/el-pangue-house-eltonleniz-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard Photographs Year: El Pangue House / elton_lénizSave this projectSaveEl Pangue House / elton_léniz ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/303103/el-pangue-house-eltonleniz-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard 2009 El Pangue House / elton_léniz Architects: elton_léniz Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Photographs: Natalia Vial Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Cuperfi, PUCSave this picture!© Natalia VialRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. El Pangue House stands on a steep slop site facing the ocean view. The house is developed towards a central vertical circulation, connecting the 4 levels and 3 terraces in which the house is organized, in order to get as much of the view of the pacific ocean as possible, taking advantage of the high offered by the natural slop of the site.+ 25Each level organizes a different part of the program; the access goes through the lower level were you find parking zone, storage and an open shower. The next level up meets the public zones of the house such as kitchen, play room, dining room and living room. The third level features berdrooms and family room and the fourth the main bedroom.Save this picture!© Natalia Vial+ 25The constructive system is generated upon sustaining concrete walls that terraces the site in three levels. The fourth level was designed in lightweight structure with wood siding. The living room level appears as a great terrace surrounded by planters which replaces the railings.Save this picture!© Natalia VialSave this picture!© Natalia VialProject gallerySee allShow lessActive Cranes Research Proposal / JAPAArticles2013 Folly CompetitionArticles Share Chile Houses CopyAbout this officeelton_lénizOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarHousesTop100elton_lénizChilePublished on December 07, 2012Cite: “El Pangue House / elton_léniz” 07 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Ireland Funds has released ./guidance on setting up a Giving Circle for donors.A Giving Circle is formed when individuals come together and pool their funds, decide together where to give the money (and perhaps volunteer time or expertise) and learn together about their community and philanthropy.The 11 page ./guidance says a recent study by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grant-makers in the United States found that 140 Giving Circles have generated nearly $90 million, primarily in the last five years.The Ireland Funds document, which was prepared by Helen Fullen and Jordan Campbell for the Ireland Funds, says there are ten steps to establishing a successful Giving Circle, including setting up a structure and mission, selecting beneficiaries and making grants.Experience to date shows that most Giving Circles set annual level of donations from €120-€1000 a year to €5000 to €20000.The ./guidance provides an example of an Irish Giving Circle, the Core Group, which was set up in 2004 and to date has made donations of €150,000.www.irlfunds.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Ireland Funds publish Giving Circle guidance Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 April 2011 | News
167 total views, 3 views today Melanie May | 5 December 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Mary’s Meals asks people to feed a child through its Big Family Christmas dinner AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 168 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: christmas Mary’s Meals is asking people to set a place at the table for its Big Family Christmas and set a child up with a daily meal for the whole school year.The Big Family Christmas campaign says that a typical Christmas dinner could be around £20 per person, but by setting a place at the charity’s virtual table for a donation of £13.90, supporters will be giving enough to feed a child at their place of education for a whole year. In addition, every donation made by the end of 2017 will be matched as part of its Double the Love campaign, which means each one will in fact feed two children for a year.Donors can choose a name to put on their plate, which appears on the appeal page of the Mary’s Meals site, and are also given the options of increasing their donation by 37p to cover the fee the charity incurs for the transaction, signing up to make it a monthly donation, and to opt in to hear from the charity in the future.It is also encouraging people to fundraise for it this Christmas, with a downloadable pack of ideas from its site, and the campaign is being promoted across social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, was an election day in five states, mostly primaries or special elections. The most newsworthy vote, however, did not involve candidates for office.On that day, voters in Missouri overturned union-busting “right-to-work” (for less!) legislation by a 2-to-1 margin.Union membership skyrocketed during the labor upsurge of the 1930s. The post-World War II strike wave was the biggest in this country’s history. Unions won “union security” clauses in their contracts that made every worker they represented a dues-paying member. In order to weaken organized labor, the U.S. Congress passed the 1947 Taft-Hartley law that has allowed states to ban union shops.In the last six years, six states — Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin and, most recently, Missouri — have joined mostly Southern states in passing “right-to-work” legislation. Missouri became the 28th state in the country to take this union-busting approach when then-Gov. Eric Greitens signed the legislature’s bill into law in February 2017.By making union membership optional, these bills give unions less power at the bargaining table. As a result, RTW states have lower average wages, more uninsured workers and higher rates of on-the-job injuries and deaths.Under RTW, it is illegal to require an employee to be a member of a union, but perfectly legal to make low wages, mandatory overtime, lack of health benefits, supervisor abuse and a whole host of injustices a condition of employment. As the saying goes, “If you don’t like it, there’s the door.”A union army fights backUnions in Missouri fought back. An army of over 1,000 volunteers spread out across the state to collect the 100,000 minimum number of signatures needed to put RTW up for a statewide vote. Over 300,000 signatures were actually collected. After getting the issue on the ballot, union members continued their tireless efforts with phone banking and door knocking.The Missouri effort paralleled the successful defeat of Senate Bill 5 in Ohio in 2012. That bill would have banned collective bargaining for all public workers, going even further than a similar bill in Wisconsin that contained an exception for police and firefighters. In Ohio, union volunteers collected 1.2 million signatures — almost five times the legal requirement — and defeated SB5 handily. Ohio is still not a RTW state.Missouri’s Greitens, who resigned in June as governor after an extramarital affair in which he photographed a woman nude without her consent, nevertheless campaigned to keep RTW law through his shadowy group, A New Missouri. Right-wing, corporate-backed, anti-union organizations spent millions to convince workers that they would save a bundle of money by not having to pay union dues. But they were outspent by labor and were crushed at the polls.Of the state’s 114 counties, 100 voted down RTW. In St. Louis, the vote was 88 percent “no.” A majority of the city’s residents are people of color. When workers have unions, racist and sexist inequality is reduced. While all union workers, on the average, make more money than nonunion workers, the benefit is greatest for workers of color and women. Also, for LGBTQ workers, a union contract is often their only legal defense against discrimination in states where laws do not protect them.The pushback by the unions, involving members at the grassroots level, came shortly after the reactionary U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME. The high court ruled on June 27 that public sector unions could no longer require nonmembers, whom they are legally obligated to represent, to pay a “fair share fee” in lieu of union dues. This effectively made every state in the country “right-to-work” for public sector employees.After the Janus ruling, statements from various unions made it clear that they were not throwing in the towel and letting anti-union forces have their way without a fight. In Missouri, labor won this round.Union members must dump Trump and dump racismCommentators in the media are quick to point out that this union win happened in a state that went overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016. The vote was a setback for Trump, who is at war with the labor movement. His attitude was made clear most recently with a series of punishing executive orders aimed at unions such as the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents federal workers.Yet some workers who voted against RTW in Missouri are still supporting Trump. Reasons given reveal backward attitudes toward migrants and the Black Lives Matter movement. It was the rebellion in Ferguson, Mo., after the racist police killing of Mike Brown, that gave impetus to an upsurge in the BLM movement nationwide. (Washington Post, Aug. 10)Black Lives Matter is absolutely a union issue. Mike Brown’s mother Lezley McSpadden is a union activist in the Food and Commercial Workers union. Philando Castile, killed by cops in Minneapolis, was a Teamster. Jovan Fresco, killed by security guards in Rockford, Ill., was the son of a United Auto Workers’ Fiat Chrysler worker.Racism is the number one tool that the bosses use to divide the working class. If union members want to give real meaning to this victory in Missouri, they must dump Trump — and the systemic racism and bigotry he epitomizes — and work to build classwide solidarity.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleHoneybee Die-off Less Severe This YearNext articleIndiana Preparing for Avian Flu Outbreak Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 8, 2015 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Milk Prices and Dairy Producer Profits Dropping Golden Rule 5: Dry matter intake is key. If dry matter intake declines because of lower quality forage, removal byproduct feeds, or less protein supplement, rumen fermentation slows. There is also less microbial amino acid synthesis and lower energy intake, which impacts milk yield, leads to weight loss and can reduce fertility. Fresh cows suffer the most.“The golden rules can be expanded and customized by dairy farmers, consultants and veterinarians, and the good news is in late 2015, milk prices are expected to recover,” Hutjens said. “Will your herd and cows be ready to respond to this opportunity? Will somatic cell count be optimal? Will cows be pregnant? Will lower peak milk production lead to lower production six months from now? Make profitable decisions and review your golden rules and responses.”Hutjens will be a featured speaker during Dairy: Today’s Greatest Business Opportunity, part of the Alltech REBELation event exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas in Lexington, Ky., USA, from May 17-20. To find out more information about the latest nutritional tools for your farm and to register, visit https://rebel.alltech.com.. Milk Prices and Dairy Producer Profits Dropping SHARE Dairy farmers will soon discover that 2015 will be a challenging year to maintain profitability, according to one industry expert.“Milk prices have dropped 30 percent compared to 2014,” said Mike Hutjens, professor of animal sciences emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana. “Since feed costs can represent 50 percent of the total cost to produce milk, many dairy farmers are making feed changes that could save ten cents a day but are losing 25 cents of income in the process.”When milk prices drop, Hutjens said there are several “Golden Rules” that should never be broken:Golden Rule 1: Never give up milk. One pound of additional dry matter can lead to two pounds more milk. One pound of dry matter can cost 12 cents while two pounds of milk can be valued at 30 to 38 cents additional income or a profit margin of 18 cents or more per cow per day.Golden Rule 2: Build your milk check through higher milk components (20 to 40 cents more per cwt), lower somatic cell counts (30 cents per cwt) and lower bacteria counts (40 to 60 cents per day).Golden Rule 3: Make feed decisions with long term consequences in mind. Be careful that feeding changes do not jeopardize your future herd health or performance. The decisions you make to save 30 cents per cow per day today, may end up hurting you in the long run. For example:Removing organic trace minerals may lead to increased mastitis risk, lower reproductive performance and lower immunity.Delayed breeding of cows can lead to an additional 120 days open. Each extra day open can cost 0.2 pound of milk per day as cows do not calve on time.Reduced hoof trimming can lead to more lame cows, which can result in more culling, less feed intake and lower fertility.Slow heifer growth (less forage, concentrate and/or minerals) can result in heifers calving at 26 months of age instead of 23 to 24 months of age. Each additional day heifers consume more than $2 per day in feed costs and lower lifetime milk production.Removing feed additives can save 6 to 20 cents per cow per day, but the economics of the recommended and effective feed additives are profitable at $24 or $16 per cwt. Hutjens advises not taking out theses additives for lactating cows:Ionophores to improve feed efficiency, cow health and milk productionYeast product to stabilize the rumen environment, control rumen pH and lower lactic acid levelsSilage inoculants to reduce dry matter losses and increase energyMycotoxin binders to support immune function, rumen health and higher dry matter intake Facebook Twitter Golden Rule 4: Monitor cow response when making feed changes. Cows are always “talking”; are you listening? Watch for:An increase of milk urea nitrogen (MUN) from an optimal of 8 to 12 mg/dl.A change in management level milk or 150 day milk by more than three pounds.A change in dry matter intake of more than two pounds per cow per day.Shift in milkfat or milk protein concentration by 0.1 percentage point.
News News Receive email alerts FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further Follow the news on France News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about a new French law on the prevention of criminality following its approval by the constitutional council on 3 March. “The sections of this law supposedly dealing with ‘happy slapping’ in fact have a much broader scope, and posting videos online showing violence against people could now be banned, even if it were the police who were carrying out the violence,” the organisation said.”We make no assumptions about the government’s intentions and we recognise the need to prevent the spread of ‘happy slapping,’ but this law introduces a dangerous distinction between professional journalists, allowed to disseminate images of violence, and ordinary citizens, who could be jailed for the same thing,” Reporters Without Borders continued.”It is particularly regrettable that the law would forbid the online distribution of images showing acts of violence by the security forces,” the press freedom organisation added.The law on the prevention of criminality, which was adopted on 13 February, was referred to the constitutional council by the socialist group in parliament. The referral did not specifically concern the section dealing with ‘happy slapping.’The law provides for sentences of up to five years in prison and fines of 75,000 euros for disseminating images concerning the offences listed in 222-1 to 222-14-1 and 222-23 to 222-31 of the criminal code. These offences range from acts of serious violence (“torture” and “acts of barbarity”) to ordinary physical attacks. Article 222-13 concerns violence “committed by an agent of the state in the exercise of his duties.”The law specifies that the ban “is not applicable when the recording or dissemination is the result of the normal exercise of a profession whose purpose is to inform the public or if it is carried out with the aim of serving as judicial evidence.”‘Happy slapping’ is a physical attack on a person carried out with the aim of obtaining a video recording of the attack, which is then circulated by mobile phone or posted on the Internet.Reporters Without Borders points out that all Internet users are now in a position to participate in the creation and dissemination of information. They are often the “recorders” of an event, especially thanks to mobile phones with photo and video capability, and can disseminate their own content online.These “citizen journalists” can play a role in monitoring the activities of the authorities throughout the world. In Egypt, for example, bloggers recently revealed a series of scandals involving the security services and showed, by means of video recordings made clandestinely in detention centres, that torture is still regularly practised in Egypt.In the field of human rights, it is them and not professional journalists who have been responsible for the most reliable reports and information – the information that has most upset the government. Reporters Without Borders thinks it would be shocking if this kind of activity, which constitutes a safeguard against abuses of authority, were to be criminalized in a democratic country.—————–Create your blog with Reporters Without Borders, and read our weekly blog review at www.rsfblog.org June 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about a new French law on the prevention of criminality following its approval by the constitutional council on 3 March. “The sections of this law supposedly dealing with ‘happy slapping’ in fact have a much broader scope, and posting videos online showing violence against people could now be banned, even if it were the police who were carrying out the violence,” the organisation said. March 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New prevention of criminality law poses threat to citizen reporting Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 10, 2021 Find out more
Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts News FranceEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the firebomb attack that devastated the premises of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris in the early hours of yesterday. “It is extremely worrying to note that in France there are individuals who are prepared to lash out in such a violent manner against a newspaper for making use of its freedom of expression. Reacting in this way only serves to increase tension and ignorance of all kinds,” said Jean-François Julliard, secretary-general of the press freedom organization, immediately after the attack.“Seven years to the day since the murder of the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, on 2 November 2004, there is still a high risk that religion could become a taboo subject.“We are extremely worried. Today, Charlie Hebdo is set on fire for having published a caricature of Mohammed, while yesterday and every day since 20 October, Christian fundamentalists have been protesting outside the Théâtre de la Ville to disrupt a play they regard as blasphemous…. “These actions are intended to intimidate journalists and artists and force them into self-censorship. We must redouble our vigilance.”Fire broke out in the offices of Charlie Hebdo in the 20th arrondissement of Paris in the early hours of yesterday. It was caused by a Molotov cocktail thrown by unidentified attackers about 1 a.m. There were no injuries. In addition, the weekly’s website was hacked and its home page replaced with a photograph of Mecca under the slogan “There is no other god but Allah.”The editorial staff believes the attack is linked to a special edition of the magazine published yesterday, which was re-named Charia Hebdo, a reference to Sharia Islamic law, and showing a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed promising “one hundred lashes if you don’t die of laughter.” “I certainly was not expecting a reaction of this magnitude,” the editor, known as Charb, told Reporters Without Borders.“Of course, Charlie Hebdo will carry on as before. But for now our premises are covered in soot and unusable. The computers are wrecked, although the hard disks seem to have been saved.“Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile offered Charlie Hebdo’s editorial team temporary accommodation in its own offices. News Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more News May 10, 2021 Find out more (Photo: DR/AFP) November 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders profoundly shocked by arson attack on satirical weekly Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 4, 2021 Find out more News FranceEurope – Central Asia
Twitter Pinterest Local NewsUS News Facebook NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican Party still belongs to Donald Trump. After he incited a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last month, the GOP considered purging the norm-shattering former president. But in the end, only seven of 50 Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump in his historic second impeachment trial on Saturday. For Trump’s loyalists, the acquittal offers a vindication of sorts and a fresh connection to the former president’s fiery base. And for Trump’s GOP antagonists, it marks another alarming sign that the party is lurching further in a dangerous direction with little desire to reconnect with the moderates, women and college-educated voters Trump alienated. Ultimately, the resolution of the impeachment trial brings into clear relief a divide in the GOP that party leaders, donors and voters will have to navigate as they try to regain control of Congress next year and aim to retake the White House in 2024. That tension was on display in the immediate aftermath of the vote. After supporting Trump’s acquittal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delivered a speech that echoed some of the very points Democratic impeachment managers emphasized in seeking Trump’s conviction. The former president, McConnell said, was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events” that led to the insurrection. But he argued that there were no constitutional grounds for the Senate to convict Trump now that he’s out of office, a procedural point embraced by many in the GOP. The history books will show that 10 members of the president’s party in the House and another seven in the Senate ultimately believed that Trump’s behavior was egregious enough to warrant conviction — and even a lifetime ban on holding future office. Never before have so many members of a president’s party voted for his removal. But by most objective measures, Trump’s grasp on the GOP and its future remains airtight. Gallup reported last month that Trump’s approval among self-described Republicans stood at 82%. And more recently, Monmouth University found that 72% of Republicans continue to believe Trump’s false claims that President Joe Biden won the November election only because of widespread voter fraud. Lest their be any doubt about Trump’s strength, House Republicans voted overwhelmingly last week to defend a diehard Trump loyalist, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., even after evidence surfaced that she had repeatedly embraced violence, bigotry and conspiracy theories on social media. Just days after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called Trump responsible for the violent attack, McCarthy reversed himself and made a personal visit to Trump’s Florida estate to ensure there was no lingering animosity. Of the seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump on Saturday, only one faces reelection in the next four years. Indeed, in Trump’s Republican Party, there are very few willing to cross him if they harbor future political ambitions. One of them, 2024 prospect Nikki Haley, who was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, drew attention this week after telling Politico that Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 attack essentially disqualified him from running for office again. “He’s fallen so far,” Haley said. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.” Another Republican presidential prospect, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., voted to convict Trump on Saturday, declaring that Trump’s “lies” about widespread voter fraud endangered “the life of the vice president” and are “bringing us dangerously close to a bloody constitutional crisis.” While Sasse may run for president in 2024, he won’t face Republican primary voters in Nebraska again unless he chooses to run for reelection in 2026. Similarly, GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana faced a censure by his state party after voting to convict Trump. But he won’t face voters again until 2026 so is relatively insulated from political consequences. Despite McConnell’s criticism, Trump’s most vocal Republican opponents at this point will likely consist of a collection of retired Republicans on cable news and a “Never Trump” movement grappling with its own existential challenges. The Lincoln Project, perhaps the most prominent and best-funded anti-Trump Republican group, is coming off a tumultuous week following revelations that its leaders knew about multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against a co-founder several months before acknowledging them publicly. The self-described “senior leader” of the organization, veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, stepped down from the board on the eve of the Senate impeachment vote, a day after the Lincoln Project announced plans to bring in an outside investigator. The fallout threatens to undermine the organization’s fundraising appeal and its influence, even as the super PAC works to expand its reach through a popular podcast and expanding streaming video channel that drew more than 4 million views last month alone. Even before the crisis, co-founder Reed Galen acknowledged that Trumpism was winning. “The authoritarian side of the Republican Party is the dominant side,” he said. “They have the momentum. For now, they have the money.” Sarah Longwell, a Republican strategist who leads the anti-Trump group known as Defending Democracy Together, said that “what the last two months have shown is if Donald Trump was a cancer on the country and the party, he’s metastasized.” “I thought we could push past him,” she said. “But now I don’t think that.” Still, the Republican Party faces tremendous political risks should its leaders continue to embrace Trump and his brand of norm-shattering politics. Already, scores of Republican-friendly businesses have vowed to stop giving money to Trump’s allies in Congress, cutting off a critical revenue stream just as Republicans hope to reclaim the House and Senate majorities in next year’s midterm elections. Trump’s critics in both parties are vowing to make sure the business community and voters alike do not forget what the former president and his allies did. “We will remind voters that Republicans were willing to neglect their oaths of office all out of loyalty to one man, and that one man was more important than their constituents, more important than the Constitution of the United States, more important than the democracy that we have in this great nation,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison. But Trump himself is not going away. Immediately after his acquittal, he issued a written statement promising to reemerge “soon.” “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” Trump said. “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people.” ——— This story has been corrected by deleting a reference to President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment in 1868 as drawing the most support of members of his own party. No members of Johnson’s party, the Democrats, voted for his removal. Previous articleThe Latest: LA County says medical center broke virus rulesNext articleTyler Johnson scores twice, Lightning rout Panthers 6-1 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 13, 2021 TAGS Trump remains dominant force in GOP following acquittal WhatsApp Facebook
In her first policy speech as Committee Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Maxine Waters addressed the government shutdown and the need to bring in a renewed focus on housing affordability issues. “I am very pleased to be here with you today to discuss the new Congress and my priorities as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee,” Waters said.Waters is the first woman as well as the first African-American to lead the House Financial Services Committee. Voicing her concerns about the impact of the shutdown on important programs under the Financial Services Committee’s jurisdiction, she pointed out that it is “harming hardworking Americans and our financial markets.””The shutdown also has a serious impact on critical housing programs. Ninety five percent of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) staff has been furloughed. Millions of families that rely on HUD rental assistance programs are perilously close to losing their homes due to projected lapses in funding,” she added. Commenting on the ways in which the shutdown is harming American families and businesses, Waters called for an immediate end to it, urging the Republicans in Congress to join in the effort. Waters stated that one of the issues that will be looked at with a renewed focus to in the Financial Services Committee is housing. She noted that Congress needs to provide a surge of funding and resources to tackle the homelessness crisis to ensure that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing. “I will soon be reintroducing my bill, the Ending Homelessness Act, which would help to ensure that every American has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. The bill provides $13.27 billion in new funding over five years to federal programs and initiatives to prevent homelessness,” Waters said. Holding Committee hearings on homelessness and important housing issues will also be a part of the plan to elevate housing issues into a national discussion, and present proactive solutions and remedies, she indicated. Speaking of GSEs, Waters reiterated the committee’s responsibility to look at the housing finance system and address the fates of Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. She also advocated core principles as part of the legislative efforts to address the future of housing finance reform such as, maintaining access to the 30-year fixed rate mortgage; providing stability and liquidity to withstand future financial crisis; ensuring sufficient private capital to protect taxpayers, and ensuring a smooth transition to a new finance system. She also emphasized the importance of maintaining access for all qualified borrowers that can sustain homeownership, and serving homeowners of the future and, ensuring access to affordable rental housing. “It is particularly important to ensure that underserved borrowers and communities are not overlooked. This means housing finance reform will need to include a comprehensive strategy around access to affordable mortgage credit, as well as access to affordable rental housing. Another very important issue that I am going to continue to work on as Chairwoman is diversity and inclusion. As a nation, we are becoming increasingly diverse, racially and ethnically,” she said. Waters made it clear that her ongoing priority is ensuring a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and, strong financial regulation that protects consumers, investors, and the economy. She announced her agenda while speaking at the Center for American Progress.Read the full report here. 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