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Presiding Bishop joins call for national day of mourning on…

first_img Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Egan MillardPosted May 27, 2020 Rabbi Shmuel Plafker escorts a family member to the plot where they can watch the burial of their loved one at the Hebrew Free Burial Association’s cemetery in the Staten Island borough of New York City on April 12, 2020. Photo: David Goldman/AP[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has joined other faith leaders in calling for a national day of mourning and lament on June 1 as the United States exceeds 100,000 documented deaths from COVID-19, and he invites Episcopalians to commemorate the victims during worship services this weekend.“I encourage Episcopalians to join with other people of faith this weekend to grieve and honor those who have died from COVID-19,” Curry said in a press release. “Let this tragic moment not pass without us honoring the many among us who have lost their lives or lost their loved ones and commending them and ourselves to God’s love and peace.”The idea originated from a group of Christian leaders including Curry that meets regularly, led by Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners. The group issued a statement saying that “an unprecedented group of 100+ national faith leaders — from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions” had signed on to the call, as well as the U.S. Conference of Mayors.The grim milestone of 100,000 dead Americans coincides with a time that is sacred to all three Abrahamic faiths, said the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church. Muslims have just finished celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan; Jews will celebrate the feast of Shavuot May 28 through 30; and Christians will celebrate Pentecost on May 31.“So that’s why, as we hit this 100,000 number in the U.S. alone, it seems appropriate that people in churches, synagogues and mosques throughout the nation recognize this moment and not let it pass without us honoring those who have lost their lives and their families,” Robertson told ENS.The interfaith period of mourning builds on the ecumenical effort to remember, mourn and celebrate the lives that have been lost, as expressed in the National Council of Churches’ virtual memorial service on May 24, at which Curry spoke.“This is yet another, even broader, coming together of people from all different religions,” the Rev. Margaret Rose, ecumenical and interreligious deputy to the presiding bishop, told ENS. “This is a time of lamenting and mourning, and it’s a time to come together.”Local governments and civic groups will observe the national day of mourning with moments of silence, lowering of flags, interfaith vigils, ringing of bells and civic memorials, according to the group’s release, and congregations are encouraged to honor the dead this weekend in their own ways, according to their faith traditions. Worship resources for Episcopalians are available here.“The beauty is that they can make notice of this and mark this tragic [milestone] of 100,000 deaths in their prayers of the people, they can find other ways in their liturgy to do it, in their preaching, but what we didn’t want was to prescribe a specific formula of what to do, but rather to simply call on everyone, each congregation in their own way, to find a way to mark this moment,” Robertson said.One way Episcopalians can incorporate the gravity of the pandemic into their worship is by praying a new collect, composed by a team of Episcopalians and Lutherans, called “A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit Among the People of God.”Written “to unite us in common prayer and revive us for common mission” during this crisis in the spirit of Pentecost, Curry and his Lutheran counterpart, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, invite congregations to pray it from Pentecost through the first Sunday in September. In addition to expressing a shared desire for renewal in a troubling time, the collect also commemorates nearly 20 years of full communion between The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The collect will be used in Washington National Cathedral’s Pentecost service, during which Curry will preach. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit Among the People of GodGod of all power and love,we give thanks for your unfailing presenceand the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss.Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire.Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world:a people who pray, worship, learn,break bread, share life, heal neighbors,bear good news, seek justice, rest and grow in the Spirit.Wherever and however we gather,unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission,that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed,through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Scarlet’s Josh Turnbull suspended for five weeks

first_imgThursday Dec 10, 2009 Scarlet’s Josh Turnbull suspended for five weeks Matt Banahans two week suspension is not the only banning of the week, as Scarlets loose forward Josh Turnbull has also been punished, following his reckless tackle on Edinburghs Nick de Luca in the Magners League.Turnbull was handed a five week suspension after he was yellow carded for a tackle on de Luca only seconds after coming onto the field on Saturday.A hearing took place at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday and was chaired by WRU Professional Disciplinary Panel member Terry Vaux.It was determined that the offence was in the mid range of sanctions and after serving out his five weeks, Turnbull will be free to play again on January 14th.The 21 year old will miss three Magners League, and two Heineken Cup matches as a result, and because of the Six Nations coming up too, he will only be able to play in the Magners League again from February 20th.After coming on for Simon Easterby, you can see in the clip that Turnbull was only in the action for a matter of seconds. 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Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? 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The Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears

first_imgAndrew Jackson was a Southern slave owner and former military commander in wars with Native nations.A grassroots campaign to remove President Andrew Jackson’s portrait from the $20 bill is receiving some attention. Why Jackson especially? A little history is necessary.On May 28, 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed into law the Indian Removal Act, after having pushed the legislation through Congress. This deplorable act legalized the expulsion of Indigenous peoples from their land on a massive scale.From the beginning of the 19th century the U.S. government had planned the removal of Indigenous people from their ancestral homelands. As a solution to the “Indian problem,” early proposals allowed the Indigenous to remain on their homelands only if they agreed to adopt Euro-American behavioral and cultural practices. An 1823 Supreme Court decision had stated “Indians” could occupy lands but could not hold title to them.The United States in 1830 consisted of only states east of the Mississippi River. That area had originally been inhabited by the Indigenous, referred to as Indians or Native Americans. Jackson called for Native removal from the Southeast, with resettlement in the West. Ancestral homelands of Northeast tribes were already being confiscated.Slave-owner Jackson promotes relocationJackson was a Southern slave owner and former military commander in wars with Native nations. He was a strong supporter of expanding federal territory westward for white settlers and for ever-enlarging cotton fields.In justifying his relocation policy to Congress, Jackson stated that the demise and extinction of Indian Tribal Nations was inevitable. He viewed the Indigenous as in need of “guidance” and presented the removal policy as beneficial to them. He stated their continued existence impeded the economic progress and prosperity of white settlers.In congressional addresses, Jackson described how Euro-American “forefathers” had found the country “covered with forests” and occupied by “savages,” as compared to the “extensive Republic studded with cities, towns and prosperous farms, embellished with all the improvements which art can devise or industry execute, occupied by more than 12 million happy people.”Slaveowners also considered slavery as absolutely essential to progress and growth; without slavery, there could be no civilization. They stated that slavery freed them from manual labor and the economic worries of day-to-day life. Thus, they could supposedly devote more time to intellectual and artistic pursuits and inventions.The systematic removal of Native peoples from the Southeast focused on five Tribal Nations: the Seminole, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw and Creek. They were referred to as the “Five Civilized Tribes,” as they seemed the most adaptable to white “civilized” culture in their attempts to assimilate and peacefully coexist.Pressure, military and otherwise, was put on the Indigenous to sign removal treaties. They signed in order to appease the government in the hopes of retaining some of their land, or to protect themselves from the onslaught of harassment by hostile whites who squatted on their land, stole their belongings and livestock, and burned their villages. Tribes that resisted resettlement were massacred.Indian Nations strategically resisted removal both through wars and nonviolence. The Seminoles, who protected and harbored fugitive slaves in Spanish Florida, were targeted and invaded by Jackson’s troops. After several wars, they were allowed to migrate to southern Florida swamplands.The Cherokees, after being tricked into signing an illegitimate treaty, unsuccessfully appealed to the Supreme Court.Genocidal history of forced removalThe march westward in 1838-39 became known as the “Trail of Tears.” More than 46,000 Native peoples were forcibly expelled by federal troops. Thousands died of hunger, cold, disease and exhaustion. Forced relocation, until 1858, resulted in close to three-quarters of Indigenous land coming under federal control. As a result, the white population was given ownership to 25 million acres of stolen land, which subsequent generations of white families inherited. And slavery was expanded southwest into Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.In what was to become Texas, settlers fought the Mexican government, which resulted in the U.S. government annexing that part of Mexico by 1836. U.S. history portrays frontier expansion as part of the progress of humanity and as spreading the “empire of liberty.” However, U.S. history is replete with genocidal and racist treatment of Indigenous people in its colonies and globally.Attacks on oppressed people, including its citizens, who demand freedom, justice and independence are common. War has always been preferred. Peaceful coexistence is not in the DNA of the U.S., domestically or internationally.The legacy of the Indian Removal Act is seen on Indigenous reservations today throughout the West, where its devastating economic, social and political impact continues. On the East Coast, the residual damaging effects of displacement on remaining Native peoples are also evident.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Coastal Flooding—A Trillion-Dollar Threat

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: climate change flooding floods hurricanes David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] climate change flooding floods hurricanes 2018-06-18 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Coastal Flooding—A Trillion-Dollar Threat About Author: David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / Coastal Flooding—A Trillion-Dollar Threat The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily June 18, 2018 2,456 Views center_img Previous: The Week Ahead: Exclusive Zombie Homes Webinar Next: Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuance Approaches Milestone Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Earlier this year, the National Centers for Environmental Information reported natural disasters caused more than $300 billion in damages during 2017, a record-setting year that encompassed several damaging hurricanes, as well as wildfires and mudslides in California. According to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), however, the long-term risks from climate change-related flooding stands to become much worse by the end of the century.The UCS report states that as many as 311,000 coastal homes will be at risk of chronic flooding within the next 30 years—coincidentally, as the report points out, the average lifespan of a mortgage. Those potentially affected homes are worth around $120 billion today. Nearly 14,000 coastal commercial properties will also be at risk of chronic flooding during that time frame, with an assessed value of around $18 billion. The potential economic damage will become much worse as we near the end of the century, the UCS reports.By the end of this century, the UCS report estimates that homes and businesses worth a combined current value of more than $1 trillion could be at risk from chronic, climate-change-related flooding. How does that trillion break down? It works out to approximately 2.4 million homes, currently worth nearly $912 billion, and around 107,000 commercial properties, currently assessed at $152 billion.To put that in further perspective, those 2.4 million homes are roughly the equivalent of every home in both Los Angeles and Houston combined. The UCS report defines “chronic flooding” as “flooding an average of 26 times per year or more.”“What’s striking as we look along our coasts is that the significant risks of sea level rise to properties identified in our study often aren’t reflected in current home values in coastal real estate markets,” said Rachel Cleetus, an economist and policy director for the Climate and Energy Program at UCS, as well as a report co-author. “Unfortunately, in the years ahead many coastal communities will face declining property values as risk perceptions catch up with reality. In contrast with previous housing market crashes, values of properties chronically inundated due to sea level rise are unlikely to recover and will only continue to go further underwater, literally and figuratively.”The UCS report explains that “the properties at risk by 2045 currently house roughly 550,000 people and contribute nearly $1.5 billion toward today’s property tax base. These numbers jump to about 4.7 million people and $12 billion by 2100.”“For some communities, the potential hit to the local tax base could be staggering,” said Kristy Dahl, a senior climate scientist at UCS and report co-author. “Some smaller, more rural communities may see 30, 50, or even 70 percent of their property tax revenue at risk due to the number of chronically inundated homes. Tax base erosion could create particular challenges for communities already struggling with high poverty rates.”Nor are these dangers strictly limited to decades down the road. A recently released CoreLogic report estimated that that 6.9 million homes could be at risk of hurricane storm surge damage in 2018, with more than $1.6 trillion in potential reconstruction costs at stake. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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 agolast_img read more

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The structure and stability of the bacterioplankton community in Antarctic freshwater lakes, subject to extremely rapid environmental change

first_imgIn this study, variation in the bacterioplankton community structure of three Antarctic lakes of different nutrient status, was determined in relation to physical and chemical gradients at depth and at time intervals, across the seasonal transition from winter ice-cover to the summer ice-free period. The three lakes studied were: Moss Lake (low nutrient, with typical nutrient concentrations of 80 μg l−1 nitrate and 10 μg l−1 dissolved reactive phosphate), Sombre Lake (low nutrient, but becoming progressively enriched, with typical nutrient concentrations of 185 μg l−1 nitrate and 7 μg l−1 dissolved reactive phosphate) and Heywood Lake (enriched, with typical nutrient concentrations of 1180 μg l−1 nitrate and 124 μg l−1 dissolved reactive phosphate). Bacterioplankton community structure was determined using a combination of PCR amplification of 16S rRNA gene fragments and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). Results indicated marked changes in this bacterioplankton community structure, which were particularly associated with the transition period. However, significant changes also occurred during the period of holomixis. Comparison of the results from lakes of different nutrient status suggest that increased levels of nutrient input, and in the timing and duration of ice cover will lead to marked changes in the structure and stability of the bacterioplankton community at existing levels of environmental change.last_img read more

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The reason Drake rocked an armband at Thursday’s NBA Finals game

first_imgThe moment Dell Curry realized @Drake was wearing his jersey (via @TheUndefeated) pic.twitter.com/OdptpAETXg— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2019That wasn’t the only part of Drake’s wardrobe that had Twitter talking. The rapper had a strategically placed armband on his left arm throughout the game and it wasn’t because he was sweating. Drake has two tattoos of Warriors stars’ Steph Curry and Kevin Durant’s numbers above the inside of his right elbow. Friends turned foes for this series, he covered the tattoos with a Nike armband. Draymond is not worried about Drake. pic.twitter.com/1qP1nujjb7— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2019The Raptors won, defeating the Warriors 118-109.We’ll see if the Raptors can “Take Care” of the Warriors again in game two on Sunday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by From friends to foes. pic.twitter.com/IyPXbmJTgr— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2019Drake has drawn some heat for his “Worst Behavior” sideline antics, including massaging Raptor’s head coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders during the Raptors series against the Milwaukee Bucks during the eastern conference finals. This didn’t seem to faze the star during game one, who had plenty of interactions with Golden State players from his courtside seat.Warriors center Andre Iguodala almost took out Drake as he dove for a ball in the second quarter. The rapper had to “Jumpman” out of the way in the nick of time to avoid the collision. Drake rocking a signed Dell Curry Raptors jersey for Game 1 of the #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/SMJFi4Tinx— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2019 Iggy almost took out Drake pic.twitter.com/64CYWrmRyY— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2019Stephen Curry also has his fair share of interactions with Drake. The rapper posted a video to his Instagram with a video of him pulling lint out of Curry’s hair while the two chatted on the court. The caption joked that he would sell the lint on eBay while taking a dig at Warriors forward Draymond Green.Green and Drake had a heated sideline exchange after Thursday night’s game, where Drake appeared to yell “you’re trash” to the Warriors forward as he was pushed away by his teammate Curry. Green continued to yell at the rapper as he walked toward the tunnel to head into the locker room. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVaughn Ridley/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Drake made his presence known at last night’s Toronto Raptors game versus the Golden State Warriors in game one of the NBA finals.The rapper made “Headlines” as he rocked a vintage Dell Curry Toronto Raptors jersey courtside in an effort to “troll” Warriors star and Dell’s son Stephen Curry. Dell Curry played for the Toronto Raptors from 1999 to 2002 and retired with the team. To take trolling from “0 to 100,” the jersey was even signed by Dell Curry himself.center_img Drake appeared to cover up his Steph Curry and Kevin Durant tattoos for Game 1 of the #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/T3SLyAaNS0— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2019 When asked about the altercation in a postgame interview, Green downplayed the situation, saying, “It wasn’t really a scuffle because I didn’t hit him and he didn’t hit me. I didn’t push him and he didn’t push me. We talked, we barked a little bit but I wouldn’t necessarily consider that a scuffle.” Beau Lund May 31, 2019 /Sports News – National The reason Drake rocked an armband at Thursday’s NBA Finals game Drake had some words for Draymond after the Raptors’ Game 1 #NBAFinals win pic.twitter.com/d0NCKKFFHE— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2019last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s students react to proposed pro-woman, pro-choice club

first_imgIn an Oct. 1 post to the Saint Mary’s College Class of 2021 Facebook page, a student posed this question: “If someone made a pro-woman/pro-choice club, would you become a member?” Since then, 29 students have voted in support of joining the proposed group, and nine have voted against membership.Junior Rebecca Ward voted in favor of joining a future pro-woman, pro-choice club, but said in a Facebook comment that she did not think the group would be allowed to operate on a Catholic campus.“I would love to have [a pro-choice club], but I’ve heard from a friend that in the past it’s been proposed and denied [because] this is a Catholic college,” she said in the comment.Ward said she’s always felt passionate about starting a pro-choice group at Saint Mary’s since her freshman year, but did not pursue creating an official club after learning about a past failed attempt made by another student.“I remember, although not super clearly, my freshman year an upperclassman friend told me that she had inquired about starting a pro-choice club but had been told that she would not be allowed,” Ward said in an email. ”Obviously, this wasn’t my own experience so I can’t say for sure if it’s true.”Tena Johnson, coordinator of student organizations, said such a club has never existed at the College.“To the best of my knowledge, no student has ever tried to start a pro-choice club here at Saint Mary’s College,” Johnson said in an email.Ward said the pro-choice movement doesn’t necessarily have to be considered to be in opposition to the views of the Catholic Church.“While some people who are pro-choice do support the right to abortion, there is of course a diversity of opinions as there are in any group of people,” Ward said. “There are many pro-choice individuals who don’t personally support abortion, but support people’s right to make choices for themselves, so I don’t necessarily think that a pro-choice club would be against the teachings of the Church or against the interests of the College.”As an academic institution that welcomes students and staff of all backgrounds, Saint Mary’s should not discourage the expression of views outside of Catholic doctrine, Ward said.“I believe that because Saint Mary’s advertises itself as a place that welcomes everyone despite being a Catholic college, it has at least some responsibility to allow its students to assemble to represent their viewpoints, even if they could be in opposition to the teachings of the Church,” she said. “I also think it’s important to point out that College Democrats could also be seen as having views in opposition to the church — pro-choice opinions being one such view for some members, but not all — and yet it was approved as a club and continues to run today.”Junior Chido Moyo said she would join the pro-woman, pro-choice group because she thinks Saint Mary’s, which in the past has hosted pro-life groups such as Belles for Life, could benefit from introducing a new perspective on the issue and providing students with the opportunity to serve women within the greater South Bend community.“I think that Saint Mary’s has a lot to offer for the pro-life clubs, which include great activities and programs,” Moyo said in an email. “However, having a pro-choice/women club would help the school be more open to the students who are not necessarily pro-life. My hope for this club is that students are able to empower themselves through volunteer work at local shelters for single mothers/women.”Junior Emily Emerson voted against joining the proposed club, but said she believes a pro-choice group should have a place on campus.“We try to have everyone represented on campus and clubs are no different,” Emerson said in an email. “However, I would not be a part of this club mainly because I am pro-life. I do not agree with the view that abortion should be readily available for just any reason. I believe that it must be a special circumstance for a baby to be killed.”Emerson said she is uncomfortable with the idea of framing the proposed pro-choice club as “pro-woman,” as she believes the label encompasses many aspects of the pro-life movement.“I also have a difficult time with the title of the club being pro-woman, pro-choice because I feel like being pro-woman can apply to more than just people who consider themselves pro-choice,” Emerson said. “A large part of the pro-life movement is protecting women. The movement tries to protect women from going through the emotional trauma that accompanies abortions many times. The movement also strives to protect the lives of future women by advocating to their right to life.”Tags: Pro-choice, pro-womanlast_img read more

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Arsenal confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang close to signing new contract

first_img Comment Arsenal confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang close to signing new contract Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Aug 2020 4:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Mikel Arteta had been confident that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would stay at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The Gunners have already secured the services of January loan recruits Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares on permanent deals, while William Saliba, who cost £27million last summer, has returned from his loan spell at Saint-Etienne. Arsenal are also close to signing Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea, while fellow Brazil international Coutinho could arrive on loan from Barcelona. A third Brazilian, Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes, has also reportedly decided he wants to join the FA Cup holders, although the likes of Everton, Manchester United and Napoli remain interested in his services. MORE: Arsenal’s choice to put players before staff shows how unequal football has becomeMORE: Arsenal squad feel ‘betrayed’ and will speak to board after 55 members of staff are made redundantFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored both Arsenal goals in last weekend’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are growing increasingly confident that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will commit his long-term future to the club and sign a new three-year contract extension. The Gabon international had entered the final 12 months of his current deal and refused to address his future after he played a starring role in last weekend’s FA Cup final victory against Chelsea.According to the Daily Telegraph, Aubameyang and his representatives have held a positive round of negotiations with the north London club and the new deal would run until 2023, covering what remains of his existing deal and extending it by a further two years.AdvertisementAdvertisementAs well has being handed a significant rise on his current £200,000-a-week wages, the 31-year-old is said to have been given assurances that Mikel Arteta will be given the funds he requires to build on the promising start he has made to his managerial career. ADVERTISEMENTAfter last month’s win over champions Liverpool, Arteta implored the club’s board to get the cheque book out in order help him further bridge the gap between Arsenal and the Premier League’s elite clubs. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wellington brothel closed by bylaw

first_imgDominion Post 12 March 2013Complaints from neighbours prompted the closure of a clandestine brothel operating from an inner-city Wellington apartment – but only because it breached “work-from-home” rules. Up to 20 prostitutes worked around the clock from the brothel in an apartment on The Terrace. After neighbours complained to Wellington City Council about strange sounds, and clients knocking on the wrong doors, the council shut it down. However,  the 1 Night Stands escort agency – whose website boasts of being located “in the central city amongst a very discreet residential area” – has merely moved down the street. The closure was ordered in November despite Wellington having no bylaws restricting the operation of brothels out of residential properties. But any business operating from a residential property must have no more than three people working from the building at any time, and at least one of them must live there. The business breached both those conditions, council spokesman Richard MacLean said.The apartment is part of a block of townhouses that share a parking area. One neighbour said they had been plagued by strange men accidentally knocking on the wrong door, and the sound of “sexual noises. We heard everything.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/8411120/Work-from-home-laws-trip-up-brothellast_img read more

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