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first_imgEllen Wondra elected to World Council of Churches commission Bexley Seabury research professor of theology and ethics to serve until 2022 Featured Events Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA People 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 Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA David L. Veal says: Ecumenical & Interreligious, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Sep 25, 2014 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Alda Morgan says: 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments (2) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI October 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm Congratulations, Ellen! I’m sure you will enjoy the work of the Standing Commission on Faith and Order and, of course, there is no one better able to represent Episcopal faith and order and to work for reconciliation in the wider Church. Enjoy… and do good!David Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Bexley-Seabury press release] The Rev. Dr. Ellen K. Wondra, research professor of theology and ethics at the Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary Federation, has been elected to the World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order for a term that will last until 2022.The Standing Commission on Faith and Order, described by the World Council of Churches as “a community of ecumenical leaders and theologians who for more than a century have laboured for the visible unity of Christ’s Church through concentrated theological dialogue,” comprises nearly 50 theologians and consultants and meets for one week every two years. Wondra’s first meeting will be in June 2015.“Ellen’s passion for ecumenical dialogue has enlivened her career and the seminary she serves,” said the Rev. Dr. Roger. A. Ferlo, president of Bexley Seabury. “Her service on the Standing Commission on Faith and Order will be a boon to Bexley Seabury, the Episcopal Church, and our ecumenical partners across the globe.”Wondra served on the Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations of the Episcopal Church from 2001-2006 and on the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the U.S.A. (ARCUSA) from 1992 – 2010. She was the co-coordinator of that group’s project on authority from 1996-2008.The Rt. Rev. C. Christopher Epting, a 1972 alumnus of Seabury and current Federation board member, served with Wondra on ARCUSA. He is the retired bishop of Iowa and is currently assisting bishop in Chicago.“Dr. Wondra is one of the leading ecumenists in The Episcopal Church,” said Epting. “I cannot imagine what I would have done, during my years as the Presiding Bishop’s Deputy for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations, without her wise counsel and rich experience. I am thrilled that she will now represent us on the WCC’s venerable Commission on Faith and Order.”Wondra, who holds an MDiv from Church Divinity School of the Pacific and a PhD in Christian theology from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, became professor at Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary in 1989 and professor of theology and ethics at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 2004. From 2008-2014, she served as Seabury’s academic dean, and from 2006 through December 2013, she served as editor of the Anglican Theological Review.As an Episcopal center for learning and discipleship at the crossroads of the nation, the Bexley Hall Seabury Western Seminary Federation forms lay and clergy leaders to proclaim God’s mission in the world, creating new networks of Christian formation, entrepreneurial leadership and bold inquiry in the service of the Gospel. Learn more at bexleyseabury.edu. Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis September 27, 2014 at 5:28 am Congratulations, Ellen! It’s wonderful news for you, for it gives you an opportunity to use your gifts well. It’s even better news for the Episcopal Church…for the same reason! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 February 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Greg, why do you assume that WFTV was set to refute the claims of “Urban PTSD” and were planning on ridiculing your Apopka Task Force’s conclusions in your group’s compiled report about claims of “Urban PTSD”? Maybe they were just wanting to get a expert’s opinion, a second opinion, about the subject of “Urban PTSD” as a part of their news coverage report. Mr.jackson job well done. Mama Mia February 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia February 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm Greg Jackson is a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat. Greg, If the residents of south Apopka do have “Urban PTSD” what exactly do you want the city to do? Laura, Thank you for the informational links! It is amazing how we can all benefit through the information highway when we use it to exchange information. This Task Force has been of use in identifying some significant issues. Where was our elected leaders in supporting this effort? I have a friend who will benefit from being educated by the article and your links. Channel 9 appears to be irresponsible in their reporting, shame on them! Validating the “Fake News” narrative. Reply L bell Mama Mia This is being studied and discussed across the US and in other settings, as well. Links between PTSD and poverty and/or exposure to violence in underserved communities are being seen in women, children and adolescents- not just adult men. http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/understanding_the_impact_of_trauma.pdfhttp://www.cnn.com/2014/03/27/health/urban-ptsd-problems/http://www.rand.org/blog/2012/06/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-vulnerable-populations.html February 21, 2017 at 7:24 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSGreg Jackson Previous articleThe history of President’s DayNext articleFive myths surrounding the flu vaccine Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply The Anatomy of Fear OpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq.This past week, I was interviewed by a WFTV Channel 9 News reporter, Mike Manzoni. The topic was the findings of the Apopka Task Force in identifying alternative approaches to address violence in the South Apopka community. In addition to lack of economic opportunity and poverty as causes to violence, the Task Force also identified “Urban PTSD” as an unknown condition and potential link to the perpetuation of violence.Yes, you read correctly; after hearing from South Apopka residents, who reported stress, anxiety, and anger related to frequent gunshots, acts of violence, depressed economic conditions and deteriorating living accommodations, the Task Force had the courage to surmise that these were akin to symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reported by individuals who have been in “war zones.” While “Urban PTSD” sounded implausible and was set up by WFTV to be ridiculed, the ridiculous became real when Candice Conroy, the PTSD expert selected by WFTV to refute the claims of the Task Force, admitted that in her opinion residents of South Apopka do in fact have symptoms of PTSD.BOOM!!! Just like that the Task Force’s suggestion of “Urban PTSD” – a new finding that some were seeking to discredit – was actually validated by an expert according to WFTV. The one questionable opinion by the PTSD expert, however, was that PTSD does not lead to violence or aggressive behavior. Recognizing this flaw, I reached out to the WFTV reporter and provided information from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), which identifies “irritable or aggressive behavior” and “reckless or destructive behavior” as diagnosis criteria for PTSD. I also provided the WFTV reporter with information from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, which found that “anger can create major problems in the personal lives of those who . . . suffer from PTSD.” I felt it was important that WFTV update the story to show that the PTSD expert it selected was not completely accurate. However, for some reason WFTV refused to update the story, making this Task Force finding of “Urban PTSD,” a new condition within underserved communities with a potential link to increased violence, the “breaking news” story you never heard.Greg JacksonAdvocating for change is difficult enough with detractors ignoring or discounting the issues within and needs of underserved communities; particularly as it relates to the use of community redevelopment agency (CRA) funds. That difficulty is compounded when you have a news agency (i.e., WFTV) that opens the door to reveal a potential “epidemic” within underserved communities that has never been addressed, has the opportunity to educate the public, but refuses to do so. Because many elected officials and the public have been led to believe that CRA funds are just for business development purposes, you too may ask how CRA dollars may help in this regard. In response, I implore you to read sections 163.335 and 163.350, Florida Statutes to gain a full understanding of why CRAs were established. Undeniably, the Florida Legislature recognized a need to establish CRAs to address “slum” and “blighted” conditions since such areas pose a serious and growing problem that affects public health, safety, morals, and welfare of residents of our state. To achieve this aim “workable programs” were outlined to support the rehabilitation of deteriorated or deteriorating structures, the development of affordable housing, the implementation of community policing innovations, and the redevelopment of slum and blighted areas. I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to speak with folks who are purportedly well-versed in CRAs, yet I have to educate them on the full and true intent of Chapter 163, Part III, because they have a single focus on how to use CRA funds. Many seek to use CRA funds for business purposes (i.e., improve streetscape, building facades, etc.), while ignoring the deteriorating living conditions of human beings.I was always taught that those who know better, do better. However, it appears that those who wish to use CRA funds for business development, thinking such development will trickle down into the community, know better but choose to ignore the true needs of those living in poor conditions. There is a reason why CRA spending has come under scrutiny by: a grand jury, inspector general, Florida Auditor General, watchdog groups, citizens, legislature, etc. Plain and simple, some truly community-minded folks have looked at Chapter 163, Part III, saw its true intent, saw how the funds are being used and were not pleased. They want to be sure that CRA funds are truly used to better all aspects of underserved communities through redevelopment efforts. In short, they now know better and want to do better for the sake of all Floridians; I only wish WFTV would have done the same – in my humble opinion. Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Apopka has a qualified CRA Board and I am sure they will scrutinize every option before they dole out the CRA funds……just my opinion. Laura I also heard on tv this morning that 56 new homes in South Apopka are going to be built for family’s by Habitat for Humanity. That is a positive step to give people in our area an opportunity to own a new home, right? New Horizons is the name……. February 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm Reply February 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Reply 8 COMMENTS Greg, I don’t think you will have to be concerned about the Apopka CRA Board spending CRA money to build a hotel in Apopka like they did in Miami-Dade. Apopka is going to be getting a new hotel coming in at the city center but a developer is going to pay for that. There is another hotel planned behind Aldi grocery store on 436 and a developer is going to pay for that too. February 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm Lorita Sims February 21, 2017 at 4:38 pmlast_img read more

first_img SHARE Six new technologies, that are poised to change the way the public perceives our country’s most abundant crop, were highlighted today in Anaheim, Calif. as winners of the inaugural Consider Corn Challenge, an open innovation contest hosted by the National Corn Growers Association. The diverse range of science unveiled shows that corn is squarely situated on the cutting-edge of technology, ready to support a wave of growth sweeping through the renewable products industry.More than thirty, scientists and start-up companies answered the global call to bring forth their best ideas focused on the conversion of corn into bio-renewable chemicals. Contest entries reinforced that corn can improve the environmental footprint of many products used by consumers, including plastic bottles, acrylics, solvents, fibers, packaging, and coolants.  Many of the submissions included bio-advantaged molecules, with the ability to deliver performance and value that exceeds petrochemicals.The six winners of the competition are:Lygos – The Berkley, CA company is producing Bio-Malonic™ acid (Bio-MA) from renewable sugars using cutting edge biotechnology. It is used today in diverse markets, including high-tech composites and coatings, electronics, flavors & fragrances, and pharmaceuticals. Traditionally Malonic Acid is currently made in China from petroleum, through an expensive process that employs hazardous chemicals. Lygos’ system uses non-toxic chemicals and mild conditions resulting in an environmentally friendly process with superior economics that can be deployed in the U.S.Annikki – Technology to produce FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid), a replacement for petroleum derived terephthalic acid for plastic bottles, fibers, and nylons was the winning entry from the Chicago, Ill. company. FDCA is a versatile bio-advantaged molecule with the potential to replace 100 million tons of petrochemicals. FDCA is not only 100 percent renewable, it also provides superior performance properties. This allows plastic soda bottles to be lighter, use less energy in manufacturing and extend the shelf life for carbonated products.Iowa Corn Promotion Board – This technology developed by Iowa corn farmers, is for the production of MEG (monoethylene glycol). MEG has a range of diverse applications from coolants and heat transfer fluid to packaging material. Today, many major consumer products groups are searching for ways to reduce their packaging’s environmental footprint and Iowa Corn’s bio-renewable MEG may be the answer. Millions of tons are produced annually with a value estimated to be more than $25 billion.Vertimass – Vertimass of Irvine, CA, is seeking to produce aromatic chemicals using renewable corn ethanol to replace petrochemicals. The markets they are targeting are very large: 10’s of millions of tons, and a value in excess of $100 billion annually. This process represents a potentially very large new market, diversifying opportunities for ethanol plants and increasing corn utilization.Sasya – Sasya, of Maple Grove, Minn, is producing methylmalonic acid which can compete in methyl methacrylate markets for making acrylic glass, and adhesives. The methyl methacrylate market is estimated to be 5 million metric tons and is worth more than $7 billion.South Dakotas State University – SDSU’s efforts are focused using renewable precursors such as glycerol and lactic acid to make unsaturated polyester resins (UPRs). Today, UPRs are used to make large plastic tanks, as a binder in fiber glass sheets and other reinforced plastics.“The renewables industry is already an important driver for the U.S. economy generating billions of dollars in revenue but the additional potential in the emerging bio-economy remains largely untapped,” said Bruce Peterson, chairman of NCGA’s Feed Food and Industrial Action Team. “NCGA is proud to showcase these great technologies. Continued improvements in sustainable corn production underscore corn’s ability to significantly improve the environmental footprint of many common household products.”This year’s six winning projects were previewed at the 2018 Commodity Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center on Wednesday. Each winner will receive a U.S.$25,000 cash prize.  NCGA will also explore additional opportunities to support contest entries throughout their development and/or commercialization. The contest generated 33 submissions from eight countries along with nearly 4,500 website visits from 82 countries.“According to a USDA study from 2016, the U.S. bio-based products industry currently creates 4.2 million jobs and generates $393 billion in value added contributions to our economy, but there are many exciting market segments yet to be explored,” NCGA Director of Market Development Jim Bauman said.“Today’s winners exemplify the potential for corn to play an ever-expanding role within the bio-economy.  The ability to produce economically competitive, bio-advantaged molecules, compared to traditional petrochemicals, is driving many companies to review how corn can play a larger role in their future procurement strategy.”Being immersed in the latest ideas and technology related to machinery, crop inputs and agronomic practices is expected at the annual Commodity Classic, Peterson noted, but it is especially meaningful to make this announcement of new, high potential corn uses at a time when farmers are facing another year of low prices.“This challenge is geared to inspire new concepts, approaches and technologies that will help drive innovation and corn’s value. The growing productive capacity of corn farmers makes it essential that we continue to find innovative new ways to use this versatile crop,” said Peterson. “The Consider Corn Challenge will bring positive attention to our winners and help them move closer to commercialization. Likewise, our expectation is this Open Innovation competition will raise awareness of the capabilities and benefits of corn throughout the scientific community.”NCGA and state corn associations actively support innovation in research, development and commercialization. Consider Corn Challenge Shines a Light on Corn’s Growing Potential in Bio-Economy SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 28, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News Consider Corn Challenge Shines a Light on Corn’s Growing Potential in Bio-Economy Previous articleU.S. Ag Pays the Price for Trade DisputesNext articleGrower Attitudes and Optimism Improve at 2018 Commodity Classic Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img November 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More Israeli arrests of Palestinian journalists in Jerusalem and West Bank Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News Follow the news on Israel May 16, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is concerned by new round of Israeli arrests of Palestinian journalists in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past few days, suggesting that a tougher line is being taken towards the Palestinian media. The organization previously condemned a wave of arbitrary arrests of Palestinian journalists in August.The latest arrests come less than two weeks after the arrests of five foreign journalists aboard two Gaza-bound vessels carrying humanitarian supplies which were intercepted by the Israeli navy on 4 November.Isra Salhab, 26, the presenter of a programme about Palestinian prisoners on the satellite TV station Al-Quds, was summoned for questioning and arrested by the Israeli police in Jerusalem on 16 November. After interrogating her for two hours, the police contacted her parents to tell them “your daughter has been arrested” but did not say why.She was subsequently brought before a military court for a closed-door hearing in which she was not represented by a lawyer. The court postponed a decision until 21 November. Salhab meanwhile continues to be detained.Radio Marah presenter Raed Sharif was arrested by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 14 November. The soldiers first went to his father’s home and interrogated him in order to get him to say where his son lived. The father said the soldiers seemed very tense.An Israeli military court in the West Bank town of Salfit has also just ordered a six-month extension to the detention of Walid Khaled, the editor of the Gaza-based newspaper Filisteen, without giving any reason. Arrested by Israeli soldiers at his home on 8 May, he has already spent six months in detention. He previously served a four-year jail sentence.Reporters Without Borders condemns this latest surge in harassment and intimidation and calls on the Israeli authorities to free the journalists being held arbitrarily. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa center_img News News News RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation last_img read more

first_img Local News Five things you need to know today, March 14 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Pinterest By admin – March 14, 2018 Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, March 14. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Odessa police will soon begin writing traffic tickets electronically, after the Odessa City Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of a new software system for the department with a goal of cutting down on the length of traffic stops and freeing officers to move more quickly to other calls.2. Robert Brescia, the executive director of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute, has left his post after five years.3. There’s a new dog who will be patrolling the streets with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office soon, working to help deputies sniff out suspects and narcotics.4. One of the last unspoiled areas in Midland County, the I-20 Wildlife Preserve and Jenna Welch Nature Study Center offers teachers a place to bring students to learn about local natural wonders.5. IN SPORTS: The Permian Lady Panthers soccer team (14-6-1 overall, 3-4-0-1 district, 10 points) clinched a playoff berth with a victory over Amarillo Tascosa on Tuesday. The Odessa High girls soccer team (15-6-0 overall, 5-2-1-0 district, 17 points) leapfrogged Midland High for second place in the district standings with a win Tuesday against Midland Lee. Home Local News Five things you need to know today, March 14 Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Permian’s (19) Toby McCoy takes on Amarillo Tascosa’s (15) Aliza Garcia. Permian High School played Amarillo Tascosa High School in soccer on March 13 at Ratliff Stadium. Previous articleCHAREN: The man of steel has overlooked quite a bitNext articleOdessa police arrest suspect in Bealls burglary investigation admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Summer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay OC employee of the year always learning ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img ELAM: Oil and stock prices likely topping Dennis Elam is an assistant professor at Texas A&M San Antonio and a 1966 graduate of Andrews High School and blogs at www.themarketperspective.com The Reuters/Jefferies Commodity Resource Bureau index peaked in 2008 around 460 after rising from 180 in year 2002.  By 2011 it had regained 370. The oil price collapse beginning in 2014 has now taken us back to CRB 180. The take-away here is that commodity prices have been falling for ten years.Three weeks ago amid massive bullish sentiment for stocks and oil price, we suggested that one  should exercise caution in the markets. Since then stock averages have flirted with their October 2018 highs, Google’s earnings growth has slowed, crude oil has fallen from $66 to $62, and natural gas trades at $2.60.Trump brags that he asked OPEC to increase production and lower prices. But we noted that price had increased 50% from its low of $42 and there was no lack of supply. We have drawn attention to the anemic performance of the Energy Service XES ETF. It peaked at $12.50, dropped below both the 50 and 125 day moving averages and is now $10.91. It never rose above the 200 day moving average of $13.10.Bell weather Halliburton HAL trades at $27.75 at a mere 13.79 price earnings ratio. Patterson PTEN is trading for half its 2018 peak of $25 at $13.43. And PTEN is not making any money with a loss of $1.46 a share. Schlumberger SLB is in a two year slump falling form $77.50 to $41.27.What does this mean? These are all flashing early warning signals of lower prices. The Shale ETF FRAK is confirming this prediction by falling under all three of its moving averages of 50,125, and 200 days. And the refining ETF CRAK has done the same.The stock market remains a crowded trade with investors still clinging to AMZN, FB, and NFLX. Google as noted has dropped. Twitter and Yelp have attracted some money, no wonder given the high prices of the first three.Seasonally the stock market tends to top after tax day April 15. Hence the phrase, after May go Away. Momentum indicators on the various indexes peaked in February. So the typical seasonal affect seems to be taking hold.Yes the economy is great. There are more jobs available than unemployed individuals to fill them. Social mood in Washington remains on boil with Democrats claiming the Attorney General has lied to them. Their real worry is that he will make good in his promise to investigate the origin of the Trump dossier.  Over 20 Democrats have now officially entered the Presidential Race. Brace for more anti-Trump rhetoric.  Will that mood eventually seep into Wall Street? Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Local NewsIn the Pipeline Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Previous articleAngelina JimenezNext articleMyrna Hernandez Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more