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Standing Committee asks Maryland bishop suffragan to resign

first_img February 2, 2015 at 10:55 pm I find it very very disturbing and suspicious that Mark Hansen who caused so much pain and deceit and financial harm to the Episcopal Church is a supporter of Bishop Cook and put up a significant amount of money towards her bail. She was elected on a fourth ballot. FOURTH! I cannot imagine that the other candidates had nearly killed anyone previous to the election, nor had been criminally charged for marijuana and DUI. FOURTH ballot? I seriously doubt that any clergy of color would have been allowed any of the chances and privileges Cook has been granted–by the church or the legal system. I suppose it is not in her best interest to resign because the Diocese of Maryland will be liable for her legal fees. Unless of course, Mark Hansen can rally his break away Anglican group to help her. But, I greatly doubt that–since she is a FEMALE. LAWD, what a sad and tragic mess. The big story is a man is dead, kids have no father, wife no man and the legal system continues to cast a blind and unfair eye towards whites. Tod Roulette says: December 10, 2017 at 10:52 pm A tragedy for all concerned. The negligence of the TEC is astounding. This most likely could have been avoided if the HC went into in-patient rehab following the 2010 DWI. My deepest sympathies to the Palermo family . It seems like Tom Palermo was a great husband, son, and father. Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT February 5, 2015 at 9:04 am Frank: This election and consent/consecration process is probably the most recent extreme failure of truth-telling in recent memory. The responses are showing that no one owns their part of the mess — except the delegates who elected Heather Cook and who are now righteously indignant. That’s a good start, and will be even better when they demand resignations and pursue Title IV actions in their diocese. In no other world than the Church can such leaders retain their job. The evidence is in and it stinks. It’s showing that marginally qualified clergy can be cheap-graced with opportunities even though a child abuser (Bede Parry), or given opportunities although convicted and repeatedly caught abusing substances (Heather Cook—and others). Perhaps the Maryland delegation will prove that truth will prevail and pursue actions to demand new diocesan leadership, even up to the office of the Presiding Bishop. This is not small and nothing less than removal of leadership should be part of the cure. Death and the ruination of lives has occurred. Let’s hope that the death of truth doesn’t rest there as well. Doug Desper says: Judith Wood says: January 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm I hope and pray that Bishop Cook and her family receive the support and help that they need to deal with the problem of alcohol and the unfavorable results that substance abuse can cause. Yes, she caused a fatal accident, but God’s love needs to shine through, both for the family of the victim and her and her family as well. Hopefully, being properly cared for she can resume her duties. After all, we are a “Christian Body” or our we? February 2, 2015 at 10:58 pm Feed My Sheep, not ‘harm my sheep’. If she cannot do that–she needs to sit in the pews. God’s people are too precious for careless leaders. She needs help, but not at the expense of other persons rights and safety. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS February 1, 2015 at 8:59 pm I just heard the audio of Heather Cook’s Oct.2010 court appearance for her 2010 DUI. So many things noticed. As a person in Recovery for many years, it is clear this is one very sick person. True to the Disease of Alcoholism, she masterfully even manipulated the Judge when he tried to pin her down about A.A. meetings. He even reworded the question due to her evasiveness. And her terminology in responding to the question makes it clear she has no clue what A.A. is all about…or cares. She had a very smooth and experienced lawyer, and he did a masterful-yes–repeat-masterful job of representing her. Unfortunately, for Heather, she would have done better with a hard nose, no nonsense, experienced A.A. person. Tom Palermo might be alive today if she had had major help to get her out of denial and into being able to go deep inside herself to deal with her very real Disease of Alcoholism. Instead, she got off with a $300.00 fine. You can hear the kind judge trying to be “nice” and the lawyer doing his job of getting her off. But the Disease of Alcoholism is a physiological progressive disease that is fatal if not arrested. The Disease of Alcoholism is not “nice”-cunning , baffling, and powerful. She didn’t need forgiveness-she needed a hard core no-nonsense 12 step recovery program and A.A. -Big Book, sponsor, the whole nine yards. And I don’t know what the clinical social worker was doing that she said she was seeing once a week for over a year???? Most licensed counselors won’t even begin to see someone for therapy until they have a minimum of one to two years real sobriety with a program and some won’t even then. It takes a lot of work for an alcoholic to get a program to maintain their sobriety. What’s worse is that her BAL was .27!!! Any person in recovery can tell you that that in itself was a red flag-and after a year of “counseling?’” C’mon. Also, what about those who were close to her and knew about her history of Alcoholism keeping quiet during her examination to become bishop? They are also cupable. Every “functioning” Alcoholic has at least 15 people around them who assist them in being “functional.” She should have never even been considered for the office of bishop. The fact that the convention that conducted the voting on the candidates was also deprived of the true facts about her history of Alcoholism and that is inexcusable. I’m surprised that the people at that convention aren’t raising holy “Heck” right now. That was not acceptable on any level. Electing a person bishop requires total knowledge of their background, etc. etc. I have hopes that the Diocese will get some education on Alcoholism/Addiction by some real experts and have parish meetings for the whole family on how Alcoholism works in the alcoholic and how it works on the family and friends and others who are related to or have a history with or know and alcoholic. 50 per cent of Alcoholics are children of alcoholics. This is a family disease and everyone needs to be in recovery. A.A. , Al-anon, and Alateen programs are seasoned, historical, and solid. Just the literature alone in all of those programs give tremendous knowledge and insight that is unique to the Disease of Alcoholism and how people are affected by it. I hope Heather will resign though.She really needs the people who care for her to give her the solid truth and she needs to focus just on her recovery. We don’t need any more Tom Palermo situations. Such a tragedy that should never have happened. Tom Palermo was an incredible father, husband and person. What a tragedy. February 2, 2015 at 12:26 am Judith – what do you mean by “God’s love needs to shine through?” Do you mean Heather, if convicted, should not have to go through any of the prison terms that go with her charges? It sounds like you’re saying she should be forgiven without any kind of punishment, legal or otherwise? If that is what you mean, how would letting her go with no punishment be an example of God’s love for Tom and his grieving family? Yes…but? How long would she need to be “properly cared for” before she could “resume her duties” as a bishop?It seems that part of this whole problem is the search committee’s not being concerned about her “first time” drunk driving with blood alcohol of 0.27, when 0.08 is the sobriety limit. That is not a level at which someone is likely to be functional (and she wasn’t, according to the police report). They did not have a long-dry alcoholic on the committee, one who knows the tricks of the trade for interviews, etc. (I hope they learned not to let that go, but will have long-dry alcoholics on committees interviewing future candidates, including those applying for seminary.)Forgiveness, either God’s or fellow man’s, does not eliminate punishment, including imprisonment, or deposing, or restriction.“Yes….but God’s love needs to shine through.” Would this apply to an elementary school teacher who has sexually abused the young children in his classes by having them wear skimpy costumes in drama, including taking pictures of them without underwear? ‘Yes, he abused children, but God’s love needs to shine through for the children’s families and for him and his wife and 2 kids’? So he shouldn’t be punished, and he’s welcome to teach young children again, since he has been so good in the past? (“Well, no, it actually wasn’t my first time, but….”) [I know a case of that, and he recognizes it was wrong, and is truly sorry – he’s even a Christian who was involved in a church, went to Bible studies and recognizes it as “sin,” not just wrong. He’s in therapy about it. And he’s sentenced to 15 years in prison.]“After all, we are a ‘Christian body,’ or are we?” Does forgiveness mean no kind of punishment from or by ‘Christian bodies,’ especially to members of them? Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anne Folan says: Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC February 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm From all the investigative news coming forth about the vetting process for Heather Cook, it’s clear that many red flags of her Alcoholism were seen, but those in charge of making her bishop chose to pass them off in order to make her bishop. Several articles have been printed in several newspapers that she got drunk at her pre-consecration dinner. In the article it also states Bishop Sutton made a point to inform Bishop Schori about it and she stated she would speak with Heather. However, two days later the consecration went through. The whole process of Heather Cook’s road to become bishop gets worse and worse. So sad. James McArthur says: James McArthur says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 30, 2015 February 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm Tod – Mark Hansen did not go the Anglican route. He was defrocked by TEC and now has non-priestly church-oriented work. So that Anglican group’s wallets aren’t applicable targets for his hand. The breakaway Anglicans are not settled on women’s ordination. There are people on either side of the question. The ordained women are recognized by the full communion, but the clergy who don’t go with women’s ordination are not required to hire any women, etc. I don’t think you’re being fair to the legal system on this. Heather Cook is currently at a dry-out place instead of prison, and here’s hoping there’s success. BUT it does NOT mean there will be no trial, or that she will not go to prison if/when convicted. There was a lot of disappointment while no charges were announced day after day. The head of the Baltimore court system was elected in November, sworn in the night before making the Friday announcement of the charges against Heather Cook, and it’s an extensive list of charges. It’s thorough enough that if the jury doesn’t think it’s X level of severity, there are more layers available for conviction, X-1, X-2. They also have permission to use another issue not on the charge list. The charges weren’t announced sooner because the prosecutors wanted to have a full list and built-in protection from losing the whole thing.This new court Head Honcho has a major case sitting on the desk when she starts the position, and I’ll be very surprised if she’s oh-so-sympathetically-lenient. She went and talked to Tom Palermo’s wife (and probably others were with her) before the charges were announced publicly. I do hope it can be settled out of court, if the Palermo family doesn’t want it dragged out. But I don’t think this judge would go easy to get the out of court settlement, and I don’t think the defense team would expect a lighter punishment from a judge than from a jury. I’m curious to see which way it will go. She’s also black, and she was not expected to win the election. This case isn’t one to let go of easily. That sounds crass, but I’m sure it will have a bearing toward not “cast[ing] a blind and unfair eye towards whites.” February 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm The “Living Church” magazine has three articles about Heather Cook and the ramifications her Alcoholism is having on the Episcopal Church and its policies about the examination process for bishop and its policies for dealing with alcohol and drug abuse among it’s members and clergy. The Presiding Bishop has put Heather on “Restricted” status concerning her ordination status. Title IV-4 is the disciplinary status of Heather Cook for an unlimited time. She is not allowed to do any priestly/bishop functions whatsoever. She is not in good standing in the church. The Diocese of Maryland has put Heather on paid leave-apparently she will continue to receive her $130,000 per year salary for the unlimited future. Most of the recoverying Alcoholics I have known over the years did not have “paid leave” from their job- some had medical disability if needed, but that doesn’t last long. Most recoverying alcoholics go through a lot of problems financially in their desire to get sober. Most low-cost Recovery programs have waiting lists and not enough beds for in patient and not enough places for outpatients. A lot needs to be done in this area. No wonder she can afford a fancy rehab. As a person in recovery for many years most of the people I have known who got sober went to programs that cost 0 – sliding scale-they didn’t have the money to go to fancy rehabs, but they had the determinationt to work a program, and although no alcoholic is “gleeful” at going through what it takes to achieve enough sobriety to work a program to stay sober,they went to whatever rehab they could get a place in and worked extremely hard to get sober. So far, I have seen none of the desire to get sober from Heather Cook. A “wake-up” call is what she termed the DUI where she had a .27 bal in 2010-that’s more than a wake-up call!-that’s serious and life threatening Alcoholism-both to her and those she has anything to do with-and as it turned out the person she killed while drunk she had never met. So, Alcoholism is a progressive complex physiological/psychological /spiritual/ genetic/ fatal if not treated Disease. But she didn’t have any direction from her Diocese to get into a rehab program and sober living and a follow up outpatient program and thorough examination of her Disease and what she was doing to maintain sobriety when she came up for nomination to bishop. The Bishop of Nebraska said that while he is at General Convention he will abstain from alcohol to show support for all people in Recovery. It’s a start. Standing Committee asks Maryland bishop suffragan to resign Attorney says request is ‘under advisement right now’ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 February 3, 2015 at 7:48 pm Diocese of Long Island ask its churches to have special collection for family of deceased. Is this an attempt to get the family to say what great people Episcopalians are? The church is going to have to pay big time for this as they should. And all the money should come from church coffers.Time to man up. Mistakes made, need to be addressed, or just keep enabling, in the name of God.What did Jesus say about the narrow gate, and many who think they will be in heaven are going to be surprised and disappointed. Rev. Lee L Cunningham, OSL says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH February 5, 2015 at 4:10 pm Amen Frank Riggio-Preston says: Selena Smith says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 February 4, 2015 at 9:02 pm Heather Cook needs to resign now with no additional delay. Forgiveness requires confession, penance and accepting punishmentThere was a terrible lack of leadership in the entire process from church leadership. There must be a question in their suitability to lead after allowing the consecration to move forward and to not allow the information during the selection process to go to convention for a true election. The convention was duped and the consenting bishops were duped.Now the PB needs to undo the consecration which she can do and do it quickly before the Episcopal Church election process looks even worse then it already does. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA February 10, 2015 at 8:30 am John. There is a man-sized dent on Heather Cook’s car. There is a caved-in windshield. There are witnesses who chased her down. There was a crushed bike and dying father left on the road. There is a drunken bishop. There was dishonesty in her election process and she did not disclose her past “problems” as suggested in the pre-election walkabouts. For these and other such reasons people just do not see pastoral responsibilities in her future. Color me simple. February 1, 2015 at 12:04 pm Maybe the church is finally acknowledging that clergy are employees, not just called.. We are all called to do something. No one is privileged or should be considered as privileged.That is really the only way to help someone.Speaking for myself, I have already experienced what happens to the privileged and those around them.Honesty is the only way, and tough love is not easy.Bp. Cook has along way to go, and as person in recovery, only God and surrendering to God can help, no matter what the position people have bestowed. Anne Bay says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: Jake Bradley says: Tod Roulette says: Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anne Bay says: center_img February 3, 2015 at 10:49 am Being compassionate, forgiving and anything else Christ-like does not require that we have amnesia when we relate to other people. In Bishop Cook’s case much was known by key leaders but given a pass in an effort to seem like generous and enlightened Christians. The seriousness of that self-indulgence is now obvious and can’t be assuaged by more talk of compassion and forgiveness. A life was taken. Lives are ruined. The integrity of an election as a bishop was compromised. The trust of leadership is tainted. Nothing good has come from being oblivious.Apparently the secular media is even now uncovering far deeper problems of dysfunction. It is coming to light that Bishop Cook was known to have substance use issues and that this fact was known by church authorities but not disseminated in the discernment process. The Washington Post reports that Bishop Cook was suspected of being drunk during her pre-consecration dinner and that the Presiding Bishop and Bishop Sutton knew.Aside from this let’s look at the position this places other dioceses in. Other dioceses had to consent to Bishop Cook’s election. It truly looks like such a consent is a mere rubber stamp requirement considering what the dioceses do not get to know as they are being asked to elevate a bishop.Every bit of this could have been avoided. Sally Rowan says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Elections, Anne Bay says: Anne Bay says: Sally Rowan says: Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (21) An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 February 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm More and more information is coming forth about Heather Cook’s history of Alcoholism. There couldn’t have been more clear red flags, but the people that needed to intervene and assist her to get into treatment failed to do so. That’s not uncommon, but it is true. The Grand Jury indicted her with additional new charges which make her potential years in prison add up to 39 years and ups the fines to $30,000.00. An alumni of the all girls highschool where she was chaplain several years ago has come forward with detailed facts about Heather driving she and another student while drunk and relating how scared they were due to her eratic driving. So, Heather has a long long history of Alcoholism, and probably more people will come forward to relay their experiences with her when she was intoxicated. While she is not a unique Alcoholic-it’s all typical of an Alcoholic-it’s proving to be a bigger tragedy than originally presented. Yes, she needs to resign, but the amount of mis-management of her vetting and background checks to be cleared to run for bishop are also tragically at fault. The bottom line is it takes someone trained in Alcoholism to determine if a person is capable of fulfilling job requirements-whatever the job is. Also, one person shared that after her 2010 DUI she only went to group meetings once a week for two months to address her drinking, so she didn’t get proper treatment or go into a program in 2010-she has been hiding herAlcoholism ever since, and anyone who understands and knows the Disease of Alcoholism knows how well that works!!! But she had lots and lots of enablers and still does!!! Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem February 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm I’m a United Methodist pastor who has come home to Mother Anglicanism in retirement. I’m also a recovering alcoholic with nearly 20 years of sobriety, one day at a time. It is not my place to pass judgment on nor excuse Bishop Cook’s behavior, nor to second guess the body which decided she had the gifts and graces to enter the Episcopacy. Like the recent Superbowl loss by the Seahawks, there is plenty of after-the-fact criticism to go around. What I do know is alcoholism is an equal-opportunity killer. Over the years I have met everyone from homeless street people to clergy and judges in the recovery fellowship. It is a progressive, degenerative, incurable, but arrestable disease. Part of the disease is denial and dishonesty. I cannot help, nor am I “morally responsible” for being an alcoholic. I am powerless before this disease. I am, however, responsible for admitting my powerlessness and seeking help. The first step of the 12 steps is in many ways the hardest. I am also responsible for the damage done to others by my drinking. Being addicted is not a moral choice, but it is also NOT an excuse for the consequences of my addiction. In fact, protecting the alcoholic from the consequences of their drinking is an all-to-common way of enabling the disease. There have been times when my counsel to concerned families whose loved one was arrested for a DUI was “Don’t bail them out! Let him/her stew in jail for a bit. Perhaps that will convince them their drinking is out of control.” If Bishop Cook had been able to admit that she was powerless over alcohol, got a sponsor, worked the steps of an ongoing spiritual program of recovery, we might not have been having this conversation. As a Bishop with the disease of alcoholism who is in recovery, God could have used her mightily in ministry to other alcoholics and their families. God can still use her mightily even defrocked and in prison. That will depend upon whether or not this will truly be her turning point… New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska February 1, 2015 at 7:46 am If by “unfavorable results” you mean: the agonizing violent death of an innocent citizen who was left to die on the roadway in the freezing cold by his killer, and the widowing and orphaning of his wife and children, and the heartbreak of his parents and siblings and friends . . . then yes, I hope the “unfavorable results” are “dealt with.” And yes, “God’s love needs to shine through,” but how about we let God do God’s job, instead of presuming to do it for Him, and we focus on our own, which is to ensure justice (not to be confused with vengeance) and public safety. Geez louise. Rector Albany, NY February 5, 2015 at 8:05 am Resign!!!!! I should hope so, IF she does not resign, that will be the “last straw” as far as validity for The Episcopal Church goes. February 2, 2015 at 12:11 pm Employer asking for the employee’s resignation: the secular way. How could or should the Episcopal Church be different in its approach? Then the ex-employee will be sent to a therapist (if not already done) who will tell her that she should lose the license to practice: the way of the state. How could or should the Episcopal Church be different in its approach? Is the process of reconciliation only for other provinces (South Africa) in the Communion? This tragedy is at least about a bicyclist & family and a clergy person. It is beginning to feel and appear that it is about the Episcopal Church distancing itself and looking good and feeling good about itself. Is that disowning process an example of addictive behavior or at least being part of the process of addiction? How could or would we expect the Episcopal Church’s approach to be different, maybe to look to a higher power/God and to be more of God? Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland wants Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook to resign her position in the diocese in the wake of her involvement in a fatal car accident.“The Standing Committee has concluded that Bishop Heather Cook can no longer function effectively in her position as Bishop Suffragan. Therefore, we respectfully call for her resignation from her service to the Diocese,” the committee said in a Jan. 28 statement.Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, who remains on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into her involvement in a fatal accident, has been asked by the diocesan standing committee to resign. Photo: Diocese of MarylandThe committee’s request is “under advisement right now,” Cook’s attorney, David Irwin, told Episcopal News Service Jan. 30. “We just got the letter a couple of days ago.”The Standing Committee said the unanimous decision was made Jan. 22 “after significant and prayerful discernment, and with due and proper consideration of the best interests of the Diocese and its people.” The committee sent Cook a certified letter on Jan. 26 asking for her resignation.In a Jan. 28 press release, Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton said, “It was clear that our lay and clergy leaders on the Standing Committee felt that the best interests of the diocese would be served were Heather to resign. Since this does not impede the Episcopal Church’s investigation into the matter, it is my hope Heather will see the wisdom in this recommendation.”The diocese “is acting as swiftly as it can in the context of the Episcopal Church’s disciplinary action,” the release said, adding that “… nothing prevents her from resigning as an employee of the Diocese of Maryland.”Cook spent six days in a Baltimore jail after being charged in connection with a fatal car accident in which she allegedly was intoxicated and texting as she struck and killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo, 41. She is also accused of leaving the scene for more than 30 minutes before returning and being arrested. She is now out on bail and at an alcohol-treatment facility, her lawyer said.The diocese said shortly after the accident that Cook was involved.The bishop faces eight charges, including four criminal counts of negligent manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter by vehicle, negligently driving under the influence resulting in a homicide and negligent homicide involving an auto or boat while impaired. Those four charges carry a combined maximum penalty of 21 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.The other four charges are traffic offenses of failing to remain at an accident resulting in death, failing to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in bodily injury, using a text-messaging device while driving causing an accident with death or serious injury, and driving under the influence of alcohol.Cook was formally charged Jan. 9 and turned herself in later that day after an arrest warrant was issued. She was booked into jail and a $2.5 million bail was set. A judge later refused to lower the bail amount, according to news reports.Cook was bailed out Jan. 25 by Mark H. Hansen, a deposed Episcopal priest whom she referred to as her “steady companion” and a “passionate Anglican” in an autobiographical statement submitted as part of the search process that resulted in her being elected suffragan in May 2014. The bishop said in her autobiographical statement that she and Hansen had dated in their 20s and reconnected in 2012.Hansen posted $35,000 in collateral and signed a $215,000 promissory note agreeing to pay $1,000 a month, according to the Baltimore Sun. The paper reported that the only condition of her release is that she not drive.Cook returned that day to Father Martin’s Ashley, a drug and alcohol treatment facility near Havre de Grace, Maryland, where she had spent 12 days after the accident before being charged, Irwin told ENS.A preliminary hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 6 but Irwin said Cook withdrew her request for that hearing. The next step in the legal process is up to Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who said Jan. 9 when she charged Cook that she intended to present the case to a grand jury.Meanwhile, The Episcopal Church’s disciplinary process is in motion. Title IV of the Canons of The Episcopal Church governs ecclesiastical discipline of clergy members. Canon 17 of Title IV outlines the disciplinary process for bishops.There is also an ongoing review of the process that resulted in Cook’s election, said Sutton in a Jan. 13 pastoral letter.Cook was arrested in 2010 in Caroline County in the Eastern Shore for driving under the influence of alcohol and for marijuana possession. Cook pleaded guilty to drunken driving in that incident, and the prosecution of marijuana possession charge was dropped. A judge sentenced her to supervised probation and ordered her to pay a $300 fine. Court records available online do not note the length or conditions of Cook’s probation.Cook disclosed the arrest to diocesan leaders during the bishop suffragan search process, according to a diocesan statement released after the Dec. 27 accident, but the entire convention that elected Cook on May 2, 2014, however, was not told about it.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ted Martin says: Rector Collierville, TN House of Bishops Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Doug Desper says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Judith Wood says: last_img read more

Haus zur Blume / Marazzi Reinhardt

first_imgHaus zur Blume / Marazzi ReinhardtSave this projectSaveHaus zur Blume / Marazzi Reinhardt Architects: Marazzi Reinhardt Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ramon Spaeti+ 25 Share Manufacturers: KWC, NaturofloorSave this picture!© Ramon SpaetiRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. Zur Blume is a baroque farmhouse in the center of the municipality of Löhningen, a small village in the north of Switzerland. The building is part of the historical row development along the main street. The space where the barn once stood was left as a void for years. The new building, which extends the main house, fills this empty space. In this way, two generous flats, flexible in their use and with different spacial qualities, are created as a new ensemble.Save this picture!© Ramon SpaetiSave this picture!Plan 0Save this picture!© Ramon SpaetiSave this picture!Plan 1The aim of the extension is to provide spacial varieties to both apartments: a ground level access, two floors, cellars, a filtered and private exterior space. It is was a design objective that both units should be able to profit from the specific qualities of the old and the new building. Therefore the two apartments share the old and the new construction overlapping each other through a vertical organization. The atmospheric and structural qualities developed become tangible: the arched cellar, the baroque living rooms, the generous, the neutral space of the extension and the mazed gardens. A shell, made out of lamellas, surrounds the new building completing the facade on the street. The facade is permeable, the wall as well as the roof, obtaining copious light. In spite of the porosity of the new building, from the street the new intervention is clearly readable and refers to the original barn in its volumetry and materiality. The substance of the existing house, where possible, was restored and transformed.Save this picture!© Ramon SpaetiThe extension distinguishes itself from the existing building through its prosaic and economic use of materials. It finds its richness in the geometry of the spaces and in the lighting qualities.Save this picture!© Ramon SpaetiProject gallerySee allShow lessFroscen Architects Unveils Sustainable Micro-Houses to be Built on WWII Phone BunkerArchitecture NewsExperience the “Brutal Faith” of Gottfried Böhm’s Pilgrimage Church in NevigesArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795774/haus-zur-blume-marazzi-reinhardt Clipboard Projects Switzerland Photographs:  Ramon Spaeti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Year: center_img ArchDaily Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2013 Haus zur Blume / Marazzi Reinhardt Houses CopyHouses•Löhningen, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795774/haus-zur-blume-marazzi-reinhardt Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMarazzi ReinhardtOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLöhningenSwitzerlandPublished on September 23, 2016Cite: “Haus zur Blume / Marazzi Reinhardt” 23 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Games charity to raise funds with eBay

first_img Howard Lake | 29 June 2004 | News  20 total views,  1 views today 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. Games charity to raise funds with eBay Tagged with: Digital Eventscenter_img Founded in 2000, the Entertainment Software Charity was created to use the popularity of gaming to help give back to those less fortunate. The Entertainment Software Charity (ESC), the video games industry’s official charity, is using eBay to offer rare and limited edition video and computer games and memorabilia to rase funds.The items on offer have been donated by companies within the video and computer games industry. The charity says that “all money raised from winning bids will be donated to the ESC” to help it support youth charities.Items that have already been donated include games across all formats and limited edition merchandise. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

HMRC postpones start of new VAT treatment of direct mailing services

first_img Howard Lake | 11 December 2014 | News HMRC has agreed to postpone the start date of new VAT treatment of direct mailing services, which is expected to increase many charities’ costs by “tens of millions” of pounds, from 1 October 2014 to 1 April 2015. This is designed to give charities more time to put in place new arrangements.The postponement follows discussions between the Charity Tax Group, Direct Marketing Association and HMRC.The new VAT treatment involved treating printing and distribution of mail-packs as a supply of standard rated direct marketing services. The change, announced in July 2014, caused confusion not least because some charities had received earlier confirmation from HMRC that this was not the case.Carry on until April 2015The new agreement allows charities to continue using existing arrangements until 1 April 2015 without the risk of HMRC taking retrospective action, except in cases where HMRC judges these to constitute avoidance or abuse.John Hemming, Chairman of Charity Tax Group, said:“This is excellent news because it gives time for charities to put in place revised arrangements meeting the deadline of 1 April 2015 while minimising additional VAT costs. Ten of our members had calculated that their retrospective liability could have been as high as £6 million – the impact for the whole sector would have been tens of millions”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: direct mail HMRC Law / policy VAT HMRC postpones start of new VAT treatment of direct mailing servicescenter_img However, further clarification is still required on some issues, and HMRC will issue detailed guidance in the New Year.  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.last_img read more

State media serve president’s reelection bid, while independent journalists seem doomed to disappear

first_imgReports News читать на русскомReporters Without Borders monitored the state media’s coverage of the campaign for today’s presidential election in which Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s authoritarian leader for the past 18 years, has been comfortably reelected with 88,1 per cent of the vote. It has also evaluated the situation of press freedom in the country by talking to its few remaining independent journalists. The organisation spent a month in Uzbekistan without government permission in order to analyse how the state media covered the election campaign.“It was no surprise to find that President Karimov was everywhere in the state media throughout the campaign,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He was never portrayed to the public as a candidate but as the president, with his ‘achievements’ and his ‘great successes.’ The glaring lack of pluralism in the Uzbek media prevented the public from having proper access to information.”The organisation added: “Press freedom is in great danger in Uzbekistan. The handful of independent journalists who continue to practice their trade are exposed to grave reprisals. The foreign media are unable to operate freely there and are forced to use cunning in order to be able to continue covering Uzbek developments.”A Reporters Without Borders team spent four weeks measuring the air time and newspaper space given to the four presidential candidates. The media monitored were the three main official dailies – Halk Suzy, Narodnoe Slovo (Voice of the People) and Pravda Vostoka (Truth of the East) – two state TV stations, TV Uzbekistan and Yoshlar, and Radio Uzbekistan, the main public radio station. The special programmes dedicated to the campaign offered equal access to all the candidates. Karimov was the one who appeared least in these programmes and no interview with him was broadcast. But the situation was very different in the state media’s news programmes, in which Karimov and all the national successes attributed to him were over-represented.Karimov got more air-time than the other three candidates combined in the news programmes. TV Uzbekistan, for example, gave him a total of 1 hour and 4 minutes, compared with 59 minutes for all the others combined. Karimov was virtually the sole candidate covered in Yoshlar’s news programmes. Only one other was mentioned. This was Asliddin Rustamov of the People’s Democratic Party (the former Communist Party), who got just 72 seconds.In general, the broadcast media’s news bulletins and news programmes paid little attention to the election campaign, concentrating instead on social and economic subjects. Radio Uzbekistan dedicated only 17 minutes and 30 seconds to the candidates, as against 1 hour and 23 minutes to Karimov’s activities and 3 hours and 14 minutes to stories not involving any of the political actors concerned.A similar bias was seen in the print media. Every issue of the monitored dailies set aside space for campaign coverage that began on the front page and was identifiable by its special formatting. Each candidate was mentioned in these special sections, but the content of the articles was virtually identical in each of the newspapers and was provided by the state news agency UzA.Karimov was always linked to economic successes and ongoing reforms while the other candidates were described as “representing an alternative in the democratic process of the elections.” The space allocated to each candidate varied from paper to paper but Karimov always got more. He got, for example, a total of 6,228 sq cm of space in Halk Suzy, compared with 3,480 for his rivals.End of independent journalismThere are no longer any independent Uzbek news media. The process of muzzling Uzbek society that began six or seven years ago gained pace after the May 2005 uprising and massacre in Andijan. Foreign news media such as the BBC and Radio Free Europe were expelled. All independent journalists have become targets and, since 2006, those who want to work for foreign news media have to request accreditation from the foreign ministry. Many topics are off-limits and unpredictability is the rule. Subjects that could be covered yesterday are banned today.The harassment was reinforced even more in the runup to today’s presidential election. Although Germany favours easing the EU sanctions that were adopted after Andijan, the local stringers of the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle have been singled out this year and one of them had to flee the country and remains in exile.Both threats and obstructive red-tape are standard practice. Journalists are sometimes also beaten up, as was the case on at least two occasions in 2005. To ensure that nothing escapes the government’s control during the elections, a member of the special services was even appointed to the Central Electoral Commission’s press centre.The complete Reporters Without Borders report is available : to go further UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en October 15, 2020 Find out more UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Newscenter_img More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Related documents UzReportGB.pdfPDF – 833.71 KB Follow the news on Uzbekistan News May 11, 2021 Find out more Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term February 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders monitored the state media’s coverage of the campaign for today’s presidential election in which Islam Karimov (photo), Uzbekistan’s authoritarian leader for the past 18 years, has been comfortably reelected with 88,1 per cent of the vote. It has also evaluated the situation of press freedom in the country by talking to its few remaining independent journalists. December 24, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State media serve president’s reelection bid, while independent journalists seem doomed to disappearlast_img read more

Eliot Arts Magnet Academy Unveils New Mural at Back To School Night That Addresses Human Rights Issues

first_img Business News Community News HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Education Eliot Arts Magnet Academy Unveils New Mural at Back To School Night That Addresses Human Rights Issues By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 5:58 pm Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff [Updated September 9, 2016 ]   A colorful and expansive 450 square foot mural that serves as a reminder about the value of education now lives on the Eliot Arts Magnet Academy campus.The mural is a collaborative effort between the Pasadena Unified school and a nation-wide initiative called “Paint the Change” that seeks to use street art and murals to raise consciousness and awareness of growing human rights issues stemming in parts of the world where access to education is denied to various groups as a result of prejudice, fanaticism, intolerance.“This mural symbolizes our focus at Eliot Arts: academic achievement through dynamic arts instruction and expression,” explained Eliot Arts Principal Lori Touloumian.The mural is intended to paint the picture of the injustice that is ongoing in Iran where peaceful worshippers of the Baha’i Faith say they are denied access to higher education solely as a result of the religion they practice, according to a press release.“It’s really easy for us to take our education for granted. I think if we take a step back and look at it from a worldwide perspective we will see that there are people that are being systematically deprived of an education,” explained Pasadena Paint the Change representative and Baha’i community member Nader Ho.The opportunity for this collaboration was presented to Eliot Arts by school board member Scott Phelps in the Fall of 2015. Phelps is a strong supporter of Eliot Arts’ transformation into a Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, according to Touloumian.The mural itself was painted by seven students and Eliot Arts dance instructor and muralist Amber Plummer.Depicted is the Earth encompassed in a pair of hands with a large tree in the center surrounded by silhouettes of Eliot Arts’ students engaged in reading with a quote by Nelson Mandela under the mural, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.The mural is a 450 square feet and located on the landing of a staircase at the northwest corner of the school.“This is the first “Paint the Change” mural in PUSD,” said Touloumian about the murals that have been done worldwide as far as South Africa and Brazil.Ho plans on making a splash among community members and prospective venues that would be interested in providing a venue for the Paint the Change initiative to put up murals in the Pasadena area. There are approximately 80 Baha’i members living in Pasadena, according to Ho.“Tonight is the first step in hopefully spreading the word and getting people interested in putting up more murals in the area. We want to collaborate and hopefully we can do a few more,” said Ho who mentioned plans of putting together a photo gallery and synopsis of the unveiling of the mural and sending it to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States for support.“I hope this mural is a reminder for us to value what we have here in Pasadena,” said Ho.For more information about Paint the Change initiative, visit http://www.notacrime.me. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

CIF to raise issues facing building industry

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleBusiness leaders opt for state owned but independent airportNext articleSubstantial home in Killaloe on large site admin Email Linkedin Twitter Facebookcenter_img Print Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCIF to raise issues facing building industryBy admin – April 16, 2012 551 THE Construction Industry Federation (CIF) will be asking the new Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach to take on board some of the points raised by members during a briefing session held in Limerick. The CIF is due to meet Mr. Martin Fraser to discuss some of the issues facing the construction industry and how the CIF can work with the Government to help the overall economy. CIF director general Tom Parlon. said,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We had a very engaging session with members from the Mid West and a number of realistic, practical solutions were put forward.  These will form part of the proposals we plan on putting forward“The CIF and its members have some very valid ideas which we believe will get the construction sector moving and help the overall national economic picture. “When you look at the numbers, it’s clear that the downturn in construction is having a major impact on the economy.  To fix the State’s finances we need to get the construction sector growing again.  That is why we are hoping that by bringing forward practical solutions we will see the State adopt measures to boost the sector and deal with some of the concerns voiced by our Mid West members”. The Mid West briefing also heard that construction output could fall as low as €420 million this year.  This compares to a €2.6 billion construction output enjoyed in the region during the peak of construction activity in 2006, and €560 million in 2011.  Nationally the level of activity is also expected to fall this year.  In 2006 the national construction output was valued at €38.6 billion.  In 2011 that fell to €9.2 billion.  A further drop to an estimated level of output between €7 billion and €8 billion is expected by the CIF in 2012.  This has led to a severe drop in the level of direct employment in the construction industry, with only 107,600 employed at the end of 2011 compared with the peak of 269,900 in 2007.  In the Mid West approximately 7,000 people now work in construction compared to 19,600 in 2007.  During the course of the meeting the members also heard detailed information about measures to improve competitiveness in the industry such as the status of negotiations surrounding the Registered Employment Agreement.  They were also briefed on the progress of the Construction Contracts Bill which is set to enter Dáil Éireann.  CIF members heard that the level of housing completions in the Mid West fell to 897 in 2011 in comparison with 7,166 in 2006. Additionally there were only 388 housing commencements in the Mid West during 2011, compared with 5,531 in 2006.  Most of these were one off housing developments.last_img read more

Featuring Top 5 Vendors in the Global Social Commerce Market Report | Competitive Landscape…

first_img Featuring Top 5 Vendors in the Global Social Commerce Market Report | Competitive Landscape and Key Product Offerings | Technavio Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleJazz survive late rally, edge Pistons 117-105Next articleGlobal Self-Paced E-Learning Market | $ 6.71 Billion Growth During 2020-2024 | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support Twittercenter_img Twitter TAGS  Local News Pinterest LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The global social commerce market has the potential to grow by USD 2,051.49 billion during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The report highlights key products offered by the top five vendors and their contribution to the overall growth of the market. Download a Free Sample Report Instantly for a More Detailed Analysis This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005535/en/ Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Social Commerce Market by Device and Geography – Forecast and Analysis 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) The rising use of social media advertising will be crucial in driving the growth of the global social commerce market during the forecast period. The growth of social media has enabled e-commerce advertisers to attract more customers through display banner ads and sponsored content. This increases traffic to the company’s website as well as the customer base. This coupled with the rising number of internet users will provide significant opportunities for market vendors over the forecast period. “Technological advancements in social media has been a prominent factor in boosting the market growth. Also, the personalized shopping experience and diverse product portfolios offered by social commerce platforms will positively impact the market as well as the specialized consumer services industry in the forthcoming years”, says an analyst at Technavio. Develop Smart Strategies for Your Business: Grab an Exclusive Free Sample Report Now! Social Commerce Market: Competitive Vendor Landscape The market is fragmented due to the presence of many players. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Etsy Inc., Facebook Inc., LinkedIn Corp., and PayPal Holdings Inc. are some of the major market participants. To help clients improve their market position, this social commerce market report provides a detailed analysis of the market leaders and offers information on the competencies and capacities of these companies. The report also covers details on the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on the products offered by various companies. Gain Instant Access To 17,000+ Market Research Reports and Connect with Expert Analysts Technavio’s SUBSCRIPTION platform Top Five Vendors in the Global Social Commerce Market: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. operates its business through segments such as Core commerce, Cloud computing, Digital media and entertainment, and Innovation initiatives and others. The company offers a range of platforms for social commerce. Etsy Inc. Etsy Inc. operates its business through the Unified segment. The company offers social commerce through Zantlers social commerce platform. Facebook Inc. Facebook Inc. operates its business through the Unified segment. The company offers social commerce through Facebook Marketplace. LinkedIn Corp. LinkedIn Corp. operates its business through segments such as Hire, Market, Sell, and Learn. The company offers social commerce through its professional network. PayPal Holdings Inc. PayPal Holdings Inc. operates its business through the Unified segment. The company offers platforms for social commerce. Related Reports on Consumer Discretionary Include: Global Online Grocery Delivery Services Market – Global online grocery delivery services market is segmented by end-user (individuals and others) and geography (APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report Global Home and Garden Products B2C E-commerce Market – Global home and garden products B2C e-commerce market is segmented by product (home décor, home improvement products, and others) and geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report To learn more about the global trends impacting the future of market research, Download a Free Sample Report About Technavio Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005535/en/ CONTACT: Technavio Research Jesse Maida Media & Marketing Executive US: +1 844 364 1100 UK: +44 203 893 3200 Email:[email protected] Website:www.technavio.com/ KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Technavio Research Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 03:00 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 03:00 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005535/en By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 last_img read more