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Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Service set for fifth West Virginia Bishop Robert P. Atkinson 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 People An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal New Service] The Rt. Rev. Robert P. Atkinson, a former diocesan bishop in West Virginia and assistant in Virginia, will be remembered in a memorial service Aug. 4.Atkinson, 84, died July 4 in Jacksonville, Florida. The service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood, Va.He was the fifth bishop of West Virginia, serving from 1976-1988. He had been coadjutor for three years before being installed as diocesan of the Charleston-based diocese. Atkinson also served as assistant bishop in the Diocese of Virginia from 1989-1993.Bishop Robert E. L. Strider, third bishop of West Virginia, ordained Atkinson as a deacon in June 1953 and a priest in February 1954. Atkinson, who was born in Washington, D.C., held a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. He was also later awarded fellowships to the College of Preachers and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.Atkinson served parishes in West Virginia and Tennessee before being elected bishop in 1973.In the fall of 1974, he served on a textbook advisory committee for the West Virginia Kanawha County Board of Education, which was in the midst of a violent book-banning controversy. English textbooks and supplementary reading adopted by the board had been called un-American, anti-Christian, anti-religious, and immoral, according to a report by the Diocesan Press Service (a forerunner to Episcopal News Service). Fundamentalist preachers called for three board members to be struck dead for their support of the books. On Halloween, 16 sticks of dynamite blasted the Board of Education building a block from the Diocesan Center.Atkinson had two children in the Charleston public schools at the time. The DPS reported that his experience on the advisory committee was “harrowing, disillusioning, saddening.” He, as well as other members of the clergy, was subjected to abuse — by written word in newspapers, by telephone in his own home, and verbally on the streets.Atkinson supported the ordination of women to the priesthood and the episcopate, and on June 15, 1976, was one of 67 Episcopal Church bishops who said they would co-sponsor legislation at the General Convention in September of that year to end the ban on female priests and bishops (female deacons were already permitted). That convention agreed to permit women into the orders of priest and bishop.In 1980, Atkinson added his voice to those of other Episcopal and Anglican bishops who decried the South African government’s decision to revoke Desmond Tutu’s passport.“It seems to me that the withdrawal of the passport of Bishop Tutu is uncalled for and a further demonstration of the South African government’s sinful stand on racial oppression expressed through apartheid,” Atkinson said to the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid.Atkinson is survived by Rosemary, his wife of nearly 59 years, and other family members.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Obituary, Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 17, 2012 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books
The archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon, as delivered in Canterbury Cathedral Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Jan 2, 2020 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Anglican Communion News Service]The archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon, as delivered in Canterbury Cathedral, England, on Christmas Day 2019John 1:1-14Just this morning, I don’t know if you heard the news, but I understand that the BBC said what I was going to say [congregation laughs] so the temptation is to just change it. Then I could say, “Oh no I didn’t,” and then you could say [congregation joins in] “Oh yes you did!” I’ll resist the urge.Canterbury is such a wonderful place. It’s a city of peace that celebrates Christmas gloriously. Last night, several thousand people were in the center singing and laughing and enjoying themselves.It was wonderful. It’s a city of roughly 50,000 people. And now imagine a city five times the size of this one where its citizens face disease and war this Dec. 25, this very morning.Read the full sermon here. 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Archbishop of Canterbury Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN
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September 6, 2017 How Iran tries to control news coverage by foreign-based journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentExiled mediaViolence News News to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns attempts by the Iranian judicial system and intelligence services to influence the Persian-language sections of international media outlets by putting pressure on Iranian journalists based abroad and on their families still in Iran. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentExiled mediaViolence Follow the news on Iran June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 11, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media Help by sharing this information News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News RSF_en Mana Neyestani, caricaturiste iranien How do the Iranian intelligence services pressure Iranian journalists who are working abroad? BBC World Service director Francesca Unsworth shed some light on this when she reported on 15 August that the assets of more than 150 BBC Persian staff, former staff and contributors have been frozen in Iran, preventing them from conducting financial transactions there.This is one of the many methods use by the Iranian authorities since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. However, because of a more conciliatory foreign policy since Hassan Rouhani became president in 2013, the regime has limited its use of direct harassment in favour of more subtle threats.Nowadays, the families of foreign-based journalists are “politely” summoned to interviews with intelligence officials but the message is still the same: the journalists must “stop collaborating with enemy media” without delay.In the past year, RSF has learned of ten families of journalists who have been summoned to such interviews, usually with intelligence ministry agents. In all, at least 50 journalists based abroad have been threatened in some way in the same period. At least 16 of them have received death threats.It is not just BBC Persian employees who are targeted. All international media outlets with Persian-language services are concerned, regardless of the country in which the media are based. Journalists with Radio Farda (Radio Free Europe’s Persian-language section), with such state-funded broadcasters as Voice of America, Deutsche Welle and Radio France Internationale, and privately-owned broadcasters such as Manoto TV and Radio Zamaneh have also been threatened by Iran’s intelligence services or judicial system.The pressure is sufficiently intimidating that most of the journalists and media representatives contacted by RSF asked not to be identified. A few did however agree to be named.Intimidation and death threatsRadio Farda director Arman Mostofi said four of his station’s journalists have been the targets of a total of about ten death threats, all of them anonymous.“These threats are obviously not signed,” Mostofi said. “They sometimes take the form of a comment beneath an article. The journalist may subsequently be contacted in another way but it’s exactly the same message that will be transmitted. Sometimes the message includes information that only members of the intelligence services could know.”The threats are often explicit. Fahimeh Khezr Heidari, the presenter of a Radio Farda programme called Taboo that has “funny stories and ethnic jokes,” often receives threats aimed at getting her to stop the programme. In mid-February, she found the following message posted in the comments section: “Ms. Khezr Heidari, Monday will be a horrible day for a member of your family because you did not take our last warning seriously. Thank you, my corrupt sister.”Radio Zamaneh editor in chief Mohammadreza Nikfar said most of his journalists are often the targets of phishing attempts, in which people may be tricked into letting others take over their online identities. But he gave examples of other forms of harassment as well.“The family of one of our journalists was summoned by intelligence ministry agents,” he said. “After showing articles by him that had been posted on our website, they said: ‘Tell him to stop collaborating with Radio Zamaneh.’ Another journalist, a former prisoner of conscience, has been threatened several times by telephone. They tell him his family will suffer the consequences if he does not return to Iran.”Since 2012, at least five journalists have been arrested after returning to Iran and have been given sentences ranging from three to twelve years in prison.The pressure is clearly real but it is hard to gauge its effectiveness and its impact on the attitude of the journalists concerned and their reporting. But it does have an impact, according to a former journalist with an international media outlet’s Persian-language section, who asked not to be identified.“When your father calls and an intelligence ministry agent takes the phone and says, ‘your father is here and we’re talking about you,’ and you know that your family is being harassed and is in danger of being arrested, how can your write freely?” he asked. “After members of my family had been summoned for questioning, I could no longer work as I had before.”Radio Farda’s Mostofi insists that the station’s raison d’être is “not giving in to pressure and resisting self-censorship.” He said he warns journalists about the threats they face and tells them they don’t have to continue. “But 99% of the time, the journalists are determined, and decide to continue their work.”A journalist with Manoto TV, a privately-owned station based in London that is very popular in Iran, said she gets threats all the time. She said that so far this year she has received a death threat and her family in Iran has been summoned twice for questioning.Families: an effective pressure pointHarassment of families is a constant threat, even if it is evolving, as the editor in chief of an international media’s Persian-language section explained.“The pressure on families has declined this year in Tehran but has increased in the provinces,” he said. “The only difference is that the interviews are now more courteous. The agents address families politely. But even if courteous, they still represent a threat.”Even when they do not have refugee status, most journalists living abroad are exposed to the possibility of being prosecuted on a charge of “collaborating with enemy media” or espionage and of being given a long jail sentence, which prevents them from returning to Iran.Spouses often encounter problems when visiting Iran. Many have had their passports confiscated on arrival and, to recover them, they have had to go to the intelligence ministry, where they are typically questioned about their partner’s work, their relationship and sometimes their private life.Parents who want to visit their foreign-based offspring have similar difficulties. When they obtain permission to travel, they are subjected to extensive interrogation on their return.“While staying with me, a member of my family was instructed to take photos of my house, my street and, if possible, my workplace and my colleagues,” a London-based Iranian journalist said. Another said: “I’ve had to stop writing under my real name ever since my wife was arrested during a trip to Iran.”Cut off from domestic sourcesThe regime also harasses the sources in Iran that are used by international media, so that they are denied access to information. Such sources include Mehdi Khazali, the editor of the blog Baran, who was arrested by plainclothesmen in Tehran on 12 August.Tehran prosecutor Abass Jafari Dolatabadi announced on 28 August: “Using a woman as an intermediary, Mehdi Khazali sent false information about the government to counter-revolutionary websites based abroad and to VOA.”In recent months, Khazali had openly criticized the head of the judicial authority, Sadegh Amoli Larijani, in interviews for VOA and DorTV. His family said he began a hunger strike on his first day in detention. In 2011, he was given a 14-year jail sentence.Amadnews, a website that often publishes confidential information about corruption involving government officials, has become one of the leading targets of the government’s attacks and threats in the past two years.The website’s founder, Roholah Zam, the son of a reformist official, currently lives in France but his family in Iran has been subjected to the most appalling persecution. Two of his sisters and his brother-in-law were detained for four months last year, and his youngest brother, Mohamad Milad Zam, was arrested at home on 26 August and was taken to an unknown location.Amadnews editor Sam Mahmoudi Sarabi and some of the site’s contributors were threatened repeatedly in late August. A single tweet announcing a story about Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently elicited death threats against him. In the past six months, ten journalists have been arrested in Iran by the justice system’s intelligence service for allegedly collaborating with the site.Iran is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.
WhatsApp Email Print Facebook Advertisement Previous articleNo room at the LAW innNext articleCharged with conspiring to commit crimes admin Twitter Linkedin NewsSole with green papaya salad – A taste of Asia….By admin – August 7, 2012 752 A STAPLE of Asian cooking, or at least Asian dishes, the green papaya is a fruit that is a rich source of nutrients and can be used either cooked or raw. In Southeast Asia, it is used predominantly in salads and curries when blended and accompanied by the wonderful herbs and spices of the region. In this dish, I have used the papaya in an accompanying salad to a steamed fish dish that also incorporates the same herbs, fruits and spices.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEEDfor the fish1 fillet of a firm white fish per portion 9sole, hake or cod)4 tiger prawns per portioncoriander1 fresh red chilliJuice of a fresh limeSea salt flakesSmall knob of butterCracked black pepperDash of Thai fish saucefor the saladgreen papaya, peeled and thinly slicedgreen beans, blanched and refreshedpomegranate seedsthinly sliced radishfresh coriandersea saltlime juicedash of groundnut oil1/2 a red onion or shallot thinly sliced50ml of orange juicefor the steamed vegetablesgarlic leaf (available in ethnic stores)tenderstem broccoli, trimmed1 purple aubergine, sliced into chunksdash of olive oilSea salt flakesWHAT TO DOIt may look like a plethora of ingredients but in fact many of them will be store cupboard bar the acquisitions you will make at the Asian supermarkets like the papaya, purple aubergine and garlic leaf. Keep an eye on the Market for many of the fresh ingredients used also.You will be pleased to know that you should be able to turn this exciting dish around in about 20 minutes including preparation and cooking.Invest in a double layer bamboo steamer, a good knife and you will be well on your way to getting a taste of Asia in your kitchen.First, trim the fish and remove the skin if your very kind fish monger has not already obliged.Next, place the fish on some parchment paper and in the first layer of the bamboo steamer and add the prawns, the herbs and seasonings.In the second bamboo layer, add the trimmed vegetables including the broccoli, aubergine and seasonings.Put the fish bamboo layer over a pot of boil water, add the vegetable layer on top and cover with the lid. It should take 8 to 10 minutes to be cooked and meantime you can prepare the salad. Peel the green papaya and thinly slice the white flesh into long strips. Cooked and cool the green beans. Roughly tear the coriander and remove the pomegranate seeds from the fruit and thinly slice the radish and onion.Combine all ingredients for the salad in a bowl and mix thoroughly and allow to stand for a few minutes to allow the flavours develop. Serve with the salad and vegetables.
Share 1Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Mike Albanese Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Both the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced plans Monday morning to provide additional liquidity into the economy and support for households to combat the impact of COVID-19. A statement from the Treasury states Secretary Steven Mnuchin approved the expansion of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) and Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF). The CPFF was expanded to include “high-quality, tax-exempt commercial paper” and its pricing was reduced. “This Administration is working with the Federal Reserve and will continue to take aggressive action to address liquidity issues. We expect to increase these three new facilities with additional funds from the ESF under the CARES Act that will be allocated to the Treasury,” said Mnuchin in a statement. “We are committed to providing relief for American workers and businesses, particularly small and medium-sized businesses and critical industries that are most impacted by the coronavirus. We will take all necessary steps to support them and protect the U.S. economy.”The Treasury states this will support the flow of credit to cities and “immediately” enhance liquidity to help people and businesses impacted by the virus. Mnuchin also approved the establishment of three new facilities under section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve act to provide liquidity to the financial system to support the flow of credit households and businesses. New guidelines include: The Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF): the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will provide loans to U.S. companies that are secured by certain eligible consumer and small business asset-backed securities, such as student loans, auto, and credit card loans, loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration, and certain other assets.The Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF): the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will provide liquidity to U.S. financial and nonfinancial businesses by providing loan and bond financing to U.S. companies with investment-grade debt ratings. The Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF): the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will purchase in the secondary market bonds issued by U.S. companies with investment-grade debt ratings. The new programs, combined, will provide up to $300 billion in new financing. The Treasury’s use of the Exchange Stabilization Fund will provide $30 billion in equity to these facilities. The Fed said Monday that it would use its “full range of tools” to support households, businesses, and the economy during these uncertain times. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will purchase Treasury securities and agency mortgage-backed securities “in the amounts needed to support smooth marketing functioning” and transmission of monetary policy.Last week the Fed announced it would purchase at least $500 billion in Treasury securities and at least $200 billion of mortgage-backed securities. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) added that it has authorized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to enter into additional dollar-roll transactions—provide mortgage-back securities investors with short-term financing. This is just the latest action by the FHFA during the outbreak of COVID-19, as it recently announced the suspension of foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days and offering forbearance to borrowers impacted by the virus. Fed, Treasury, GSEs Work to Enhance Liquidity, Credit Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus FOMC The U.S. Department of the Treasury Previous: Wells Fargo Suspends Foreclosure Sales and Evictions Next: Foreclosure Starts Near All-Time Low Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 23, 2020 1,676 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Fed, Treasury, GSEs Work to Enhance Liquidity, Credit Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Coronavirus FOMC The U.S. Department of the Treasury 2020-03-23 Mike Albanese
DNY59/iStock(GORDON, Wis.) — Jayme Closs vowed to never let her kidnapper take her freedom or her spirit from her in a powerful statement read at the sentencing hearing of Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to abducting 13-year-old Closs, killing her parents and then holding her captive until she escaped.“I was smarter,” Closs said through a statement read in court on her behalf Friday. “I watched his routine and I took back my freedom. I will always have my freedom and he will not. Jake Patterson can never take my courage. He thought he could control me, but he couldn’t.”Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for shooting and killing Closs’ parents on Oct. 15, 2018, and one count of kidnapping for taking the couple’s only child from her home in rural Barron, Wisconsin.He faces up to life in prison.“I was brave and he was not. He can never take away my spirit,” Closs said in a statement read by an attorney on her behalf Friday. “He can’t ever change me or take away who I am. He can’t stop me from being happy and moving forward with my life. I will go on to do great things in my life and he will not.”Patterson is accused of shooting and killing Closs’ mother at point-bank range in front of the 13-year-old.“I loved my mom and dad very much… he took them away from me forever,” Closs’ statement read. “I felt safe in my home and I loved my room and all of my belongings. He took all of that, too. I don’t want to even see my home or my stuff because of the memory of that night. My parents and my home were the most important things in my life.”“I have to have an alarm in the house now just so I can sleep,” Closs said. “It’s too hard for me to go out in public. I get scared and I get anxious.”However, the teen insisted, “Jake Patterson will never have any power over me.”“I feel like I have some power over him because I get to tell the judge what I think should happen to him,” her statement read. “For 88 days he tried to steal me and he didn’t care who he hurt or who he killed to do that. He should stay locked up forever.”Closs’ relatives, including aunt Sue Allard and cousin Lindsey Smith, also spoke in court Friday, urging the judge to sentence Patterson to the maximum for each count.“My sister and brother-in-law were such loving and giving and beautiful people,” Allard said at Friday’s sentencing. “It was senseless.”“Oct. 14 was a typical family event with nothing but happiness,” said Smith. “We spent the next 88 days living in fear, pain and not knowing what happened to our family.”“On the 88th day we were finally told that Jayme would be coming home,” Smith said. “We were so glad that Jayme was home… but you took so much from Jayme. You took her parents, her home, her childhood and all of her happiness.”“You took so much from all of us. You took my aunt and uncle from me,” Smith said. “The last moments of my aunt’s life were the worst and scariest moments of her life. No one should leave this earth in such a horrible way.”Patterson held Closs captive in his home in Gordon, Wisconsin, for 88 days, until she escaped on Jan. 10, according to court documents.Patterson confessed to investigators that he targeted Closs after seeing her board a school bus, according to a criminal complaint.After Patterson fled with the girl to his home, he created a space for Closs under his bed. When he would leave the house, he would put barbells and free weights around the bed so she couldn’t escape, according to the complaint.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
View post tag: Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific August 19, 2015 View post tag: Final View post tag: NUSHIP NUSHIP Adelaide Begins Final Sea Trials Back to overview,Home naval-today NUSHIP Adelaide Begins Final Sea Trials View post tag: News by topic Authorities Share this article In preparation for delivery later this year, NUSHIP Adelaide will start her final period of sea trials today.The second of the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will leave the BAE Systems’ Williamstown shipyard and head up the eastern coast of NSW to the Jervis Bay area.About 200 BAE Systems employees, equipment/system subcontractors, RAN crew members and representatives from the Department of Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group will be on board to support the trials which are expected to last 10 days.Pivotal to this period of sea trials will be testing of the ship’s combat and communications systems in a range of scenarios to validate the systems’ capabilities. Like her sister ship HMAS Canberra that was delivered by BAE Systems last October, HMAS Adelaide is the largest and most complex type of vessel that the RAN operates.When she returns from sea trials, NUSHIP Adelaide will be prepared for delivery. The RAN will have the opportunity to perform various routine alongside exercises as it continues to build its capability for crewing the vessel while the ship compartments and systems are progressively handed over to the NUSHIP Adelaide crew.The crew has already been trained for its role on the RAN’s second Landing Helicopter Dock ship.[mappress mapid=”16699″]Image: BAE Systems View post tag: Adelaide View post tag: Sea Trials View post tag: Naval