The grey ghost town and the camp in search of…

first_img March 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm Thank you, as our politicians vilify them, for drawing our attention to the plight of the Syrian refugees in these desert camps and the violence they are fleeing King Abdullah is right, Jordan is reeling under the load it is carrying. They need our assistance, not only in terms of increased financial aid, but also a more open door to these huddled masses yearning to breathe free. By Madeleine DaviesPosted Mar 4, 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Comments (1) Vicki Gray says: Tags Its orderliness is evident from satellite images: tidy rows of white blocks gradually filling a grid of squares, like numbers in a Sudoku puzzle. The grid has been carved into a lunar landscape, an isolated corner in the north-west of the third-driest country on earth.When Azraq was opened in April 2014, it was expected to become one of the world’s most heavily populated refugee camps. It had capacity for 130,000. Today, despite the concerted efforts of the Jordanian government and its international partners — a UN fact-sheet lists schools, health centres, and plans to roll out electricity — it is home to just 28,000.Syrian refugees would rather take their chances in the country’s cities and towns, where they eke out a hand-to-mouth existence, sustained by handouts from the UN and NGOs, and casual work in the underground economy. Many are living in destitution, resorting to begging, child labour, and survival sex. Recent estimates are that nine in ten live below the Jordanian poverty-line.Click here to read the full in-depth report on the Church Times’ website. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The sun sets over the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: World Vision[Church Times] There is a saying about Azraq refugee camp: the only risk is that you will die from boredom. Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

first_imgBUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — The most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking. The return of Hernán Giraldo Serna on DAY is causing anxiety on the north coast of the South American country. The 74-year-old Giraldo was deported from the U.S. and immediately taken into custody by authorities in Colombia, where he is expected to serve time for crimes against humanity and drug trafficking. But some of his victims, including women he raped when they were children, fear he will attempt to regain control of the territory he once controlled.last_img read more

ATL vs SAS Dream11 NBA: Top picks, predictions, line-ups, injury news

first_img LaMarcus Aldridge, Marco Belinelli, DeMarre Carroll, DeMar DeRozan, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Trey Lyles, Chimezie Metu, Patty Mills, Elie Okobo, Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl, Luka Samanic, Lonnie Walker IV, Quinndary Weatherspoon and Derrick White. Written By FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US DeAndre’ Bembry, Charlie Brown Jr., Vince Carter, John Collins, Jabari Parker, Allen Crabbe, Bruno Fernando, Brandon Goodwin, Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, Damian Jones, Alex Len, Chandler Parsons, Cam Reddish, Evan Turner, Tyrone Wallace and Trae Young. DeMar DeRozan has been the Spurs’ top performer. In NBA 2019-20 season, he has an average of 20.3 points, five rebounds and 4.2 assists. He scored 14 points in their last game on November 1 against the LA Lakers. LaMarcus Aldridge also has an average of 16.5 points. Bryn Forbes and Dejounte Murray have also been performing well. For the Hawks, Trae Young has an average of 26.8 points this season. After spraining his ankle while playing Miami Heat on October 30, Young is reported to return to play on November 6. His 39 points against Orlando Magic on October 29 have been the highest this season. John Collins has also been performing well and has a 17 point average. Also read | WI vs AFG Dream11: Team Prediction, top picks and match newsATL vs SAS Dream11 prediction and squad details ATL vs SAS – San Antonio Spurs squad Point-guards: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray Shooting-guards: DeMar DeRozan, Bryn Forbes Small-forwards: Rudy Gay Power-forwards: John Collins, Jabari Parker Centre: LaMarcus Aldridge Also read | CHE vs AJA Dream11 team, top picks, match news, preview and predictionATL vs SAS – Atlanta Hawks squad Also read | NBA: Five of the hottest sneakers for the NBA season 2019-20ATL vs SAS Dream11 prediction First Published: 5th November, 2019 11:27 IST Last Updated: 5th November, 2019 11:27 IST ATL Vs SAS Dream11 NBA: Top Picks, Predictions, Line-ups, Injury News San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks will face each other on November 6. Here are the ATL vs SAS Dream11 predictions and squad details for the upcoming game. Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs will lock horns on Wednesday, November 6. The match will take place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta Georgia (6:00 AM IST). The Hawks have lost two and won three matches this NBA season, while the Spurs have won four games and lost two. The ATL vs SAS match can also be played on the fantasy game app – Dream11. Here are the ATL vs SAS Dream11 predictions and player performances. ATL vs SAS Dream11 player performances  NOTE: The ATL vs SAS Dream11 predictions are our own and do not guarantee positive results in your games.Also read | NBA: Snoop Dogg commentates in style for Lakers vs Spurs game LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Devika Pawar last_img read more