NATO Summit Invites Sweden & Finland to be members; Will Aid Ukraine

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NATO summit was held in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. NATO invited Sweden and Finland members to join but Turkey opposed the two countries’ membership. Since Russia has attacked Ukraine, NATO declared Russia the “most significant and direct threat”  to its members.

According to NPR, The U.S. said it would boost its military presence in Europe, including a permanent army headquarters in Poland for the U.S. 5th Army Corps. President Biden supports another $450 million in aid to Ukraine including more naval destroyers stationed in Spain, and two F-35 fighter jet squadrons positioned in the United Kingdom. At the G-7 summit, President Biden emphasized how important the defense of Ukraine for NATO against Russia is.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, U.S. troops in Europe increased from 80,000 servicemembers to more than 100,000. Ukraine President, Zelensky addressed NATO leaders that he needs more weapons and aid to defeat Russia.

The members will elevate their military powers and build them up whenever needed to be. The members announced their military measures are:

  • Poland: permanent station for the 5th Army Corps Headquarters Forward Command Post, an Army garrison headquarters, and a field support battalion, to allow the U.S. to more easily deploy combat troops along NATO’s eastern flank
  • Romania: position a rotational brigade combat team
  • The Baltic region: increase rotational deployments of armored, aviation, air defense, and special operations forces
  • Spain: increase the number of destroyers stationed at Rota from four to six
  • United Kingdom: station two squadrons of F-35 fighter jets.
  • Germany: forward-station an air defense artillery brigade headquarters, a short-range air defense battalion, a combat sustainment support battalion headquarters, and an engineer brigade headquarters
  • Italy: forward-station a short-range air defense battery

Turkey seems not to take the two countries (Sweden and Finland) joining NATO seriously.

From 4 a.m. on 24 February 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine started, to 24:00 midnight on 26 June 2022 (local time), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 10,631 civilian casualties in the country: 4,731 killed and 5,900 injured. This included:

  • a total of 4,731 killed (1,812 men, 1,225 women, 134 girls, and 155 boys, as well as 41 children and 1,364 adults whose sex is yet unknown)
  • a total of 5,900 injured (1,196 men, 829 women, 131 girls, and 174 boys, as well as 184 children and 3,386 adults whose sex is yet unknown)
    • In Donetsk and Luhansk regions: 6,029 casualties (2,773 killed and 3,256 injured)
      • On Government-controlled territory: 5,061 casualties (2,582 killed and 2,479 injured)
      • On territory controlled by Russian-affiliated armed groups: 968 casualties (191 killed and 777 injured)
    • In other regions of Ukraine (the city of Kyiv, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Rivne, Vinnytsia, Ternopil and Zhytomyr regions), which were under Government control when casualties occurred: 4,602 casualties (1,958 killed and 2,644 injured)

Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons within a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes. More than 500 Ukraine civilian abductions by Russian troops are not included in the official number count.

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SEC Fines EY for Staying Silent on Employee Cheating on Ethical Exam

EY (Ernst & Young) was fined $100 million by SEC. According to NPR, since 2012, the firm’s auditors had cheated to pass key exams that are needed for certified public accountant licenses. EY also had internal reports but didn’t report their wrongdoing to its regulators during the investigation.

“It’s simply outrageous that the very professionals responsible for catching cheating by clients cheated on ethics exams of all things,” Gurbir S. Grewal, director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, said in a release.

The fine is the largest penalty ever imposed by the SEC on an audit firm. The CPA, or certified public accountant, licenses are needed by auditors to evaluate the financial statements of companies and ensure they are complying with laws.

However, the SEC says that a “significant number” of Ernst & Young audit professionals specifically cheated on the ethics component of the CPA exams that were required for their accounting jobs.

The EY is a multinational professional partnership, the headquarter located in London, England, and one of 4 big accounting firms worldwide. Revenue is $40 billion (US dollars, as of 2021), privately owned the seventh-largest firm in the US, and continuously have ranked for the past 21 years for 100 Best Companies to Work For in the Fortune magazine.

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Church Clinic: Open Lecture; Pastor’s Roles and Directions to the church after Pandemic

교회 함께 가자’ 처치클리닉(대표 손기성 목사)은 오는 27일(월) 오후 7시 30분 오픈강좌를 진행한다.

강사는 설교학 박사로 페이스신학교 교수인 이홍길 목사(메릴랜드 크리스찬교회)로 “팬데믹 이후의 설교의 역할과 방향”이라는 주제로 진행한다.

손기성 목사는 “코로나 팬데믹을 지나며 많은 것이 변했다. 세상과 환경이 달라져 가듯 교회와 성도들의 마음이 변하고 있는 상황이다. 이런 상황을 직시하며 극복하고 복음적인 삶과 상황을 제시해 주는 것이 지금 상황의 설교의 방향이 되야 할 필요가 있다.

이홍길 목사님은 설교학 박사로 신학교 교수로 이민교회 목회자로 현 시대 상황을 누구보다 무겁게 느끼고 지나는 동역자의 한 사람으로 모든 목회자들에게 유익하고 공감을 나누는 시간이 될것이다.”라고 전했다.

온라인 강좌로 사전 접수가 필요하며, [email protected]나 카카오 churchclinic으로 하면된다. 전화 문의는 703-334-7602이다.

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Homicide rises in Washington D.C. and Children’s health concern

As of June 23, 2022, Homicides are rising in Washington D.C. and it is having an impact on children’s health, physically and psychologically. As Children are less safe while they are playing outside, after school. As such, most of the children remain stuck in their houses. In recent years, parents fear unexpected events happening in their kid’s schools and playgrounds.

In less than half a year, 80 homicides occurred, and only 33% of cases resolved to date. According to DCHomicides.com, children who live in the Southeast, Northeast, and Central zone of D.C. are prone to get exposed to the crimes.

Homicide methods are by gun (69 cases), knife (7), and others (4). Average victims’ ages are 35 and the average arrestee’s age is 29.

Recently, A 15-year-old teenage boy was shot and died at the scene of a small musical event, where he called his mother before death. No one could help him despite there being a crowd, other than a wounded police officer.

Why do we hear about homicide news which is related to gun violence every single day? Don’t we have any solutions? Do we have any preventive programs? IF there are no healthy children, there will be no healthy future.

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More than 1,000 people killed in Afghanistan due to M 5.9 Earthquake

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An earthquake erupted at the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan killing more than 1,000 and Injuring 1,600 people on early Wednesday. This earthquake struck 28 miles southwest of the provincial capital of Khost, the USGS stated.

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, its economic crisis and humanitarian issues became further widespread. Now another disaster comes in a form of an earthquake, hitting the area which needed help,  “Nearly all government and private hospitals are full of victims,” said Awal Khan Zadran, a doctor in the Urgun district of Paktika. some of the victims were transported to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan by helicopters and other transportations.

According to The NYT, Afghanistan was operating off of foreign funds before the US troop withdrawal. Since the Taliban takeover, foreign aids from Western donors are being much withheld, especially after the Taliban issued edicts barring girls from attending secondary schools and restricting women’s rights.

The Biden administration states that it is seeking a way to help Afghanistan from the earthquake.

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Red Air Flight crashes at Miami International Airport, Injures 3

A Red Air Flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami collapsed at the Miami international airport on Tuesday. The flight was coming from Santo Domingo at 5:30 pm. The landing gear collapsed and caused a fire. According to CNN, three people received minor injuries and were transported to the local hospital.

This airplane had 126 passengers on board. As soon as the airplane caught fire, Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue took care of the incident.

The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) is investigating the incident of the McDonnel Douglas MD-82 airplane.

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FACE Will Help with Buying Your First Home : Free Registration for Homeownership Fair

Hyepin Im, the president of the Faith & Community Empowerment (FACE) will hold the 24th Housing Purchasing Expo for the communities in Los Angeles (LA) on June 18. Admission is free of charge, and it will be an online event, but registration is required ahead of time.

This event is for first-time home buyers and they will learn how to purchase their house within their budgets.

“The treasurer Fiona Ma(CA), Sen. David Min(CA), and Assemblyman Miguel Santiago [will] speak at the 24th annual homeownership fair” added the president, Im.

If you want to know more about this program, contact the president of the FACE, Hyepin Im.

문의사항 : 임혜빈 대표 [email protected], (213) 216-3676

Faith & Community Empowerment (FACE)

24 주택 구입 박람회


처음 주택 구입자들은 주택 소유의 꿈을

현실로 바꿀 있는 방법을 배울 있습니다!

무료 온라인 행사입니다

 

FACE (Faith and Community Empowerment) 2022 6 18 토요일 오전 9시부터 오후 1시까지

주택구입 희망자 에게 24회주택 구입 박람회무료 온라인 행사를 제공합니다.

첫주택 구입자의 예산금액에 맞춰 주택을 구매할 있는 방법과, 자원에 대해 배울 있는 중요한

기회 입니다.

 

주요 참여 인사 : State Treasurer Fiona Ma,

                             State Senator David Min,

                             State Assemblyman Miguel Santiago


FACE
성공사례 :  FACE 고객인 Myeko Smith $10,000 개인자금과 $100,000 계약금 지원으로 Carson시에서  $335,000상당의  침실 2, 화장실 2, 1000sf 주택을 구입 했습니다!

(Myeko 주택 구입 박람회에서 그녀의 경험을 공유 것입니다.)

FACE 고객인 Sera Chang FACE 통해, $132,000 이상의 계약금 시의 저소득 구매 지원 프로그램을 포함한 기타 지원으로, North Hollywood 있는 $390,000 주택을 구입했습니다. 28세의 Sera

독신 소득이며, 개인자금으로 $13,000 미만을 사용했습니다.

FACE 임혜빈 대표는 “Myeko Smith 이야기가 집을 꿈꾸는 많은 사람들에게 희망을 주고, 성취할 있기를 바라며, 우리가 그러한 일을 돕기 위해 여기에 있다 말했습니다.

참석자들은 주택 구입에 필요한 정보를 제공할, 모기지 대출기관 업계 전문가를 만날 기회를 갖게됩니다. 과거 강사는 미국 주택 도시개발부, 로스앤젤레스 주택 지역사회 투자부, Freddie Mac, 로스앤젤레스 카운티 평가원 등과 같은, 조직의 전문가가 포함되었습니다. 또한 Silicon Valley Bank, Bank of Hope, Citizens Business Bank, US Bank, Mechanics Bank, Bank of America, CIT (now First Citizens Bank), City National Bank, First Republic, Mid First Bank, Union Bank 은행 협력자는 모기지 금융 상품과 관련된 전문 지식을 제공합니다. 박람회에는 다양한 주택 소유 주제 (신용, 주택 구매 프로세스,

특수은행 상품, 계약금 지원 차압 방지 지원 리소스 프로그램) 다루는 전체 내용이 포함됩니다.

참가자는 전시 부스를 방문하여 자원 정보를 얻고, 업계 전문가와 대화할 있는 기회도 갖게됩니다.

추첨을 통해 상품을 받으십시요.


현재까지 FACE 12,000명이상의 주택 구매자에게 주택 소유의 꿈을 실현하는데 도움을 주었습니다.

FACE 180만달러 이상의 계약금 지원으로 주택구매자를 도왔습니다. 행사의 주제 Make Homeownership Your Reality 집소유하기를 열망하고, 실제로 아메리칸 드림의 일부를 달성하는 많은 미국인을 반영합니다. 주택 가격이 계속 상승함에 따라, 지금이 바로 주택을 구입할 때입니다.

개인과 가족이 목표를 달성할 있도록 자원을 제공하는 것이 FACE 바램입니다.. 

중요  행사 내용

·         최대 9만불까지 지원받을 있는 LA, LA 카운티 프로그램

·         기타 정부 은행 보조금 프로그램

·         최대 $22,000 4:1 매칭 그랜트

·         스페셜 융자상품 – 0% 다운 페이먼트, No 모기지 보험

·         크레딧 점수 수정, 회복 관리방법

·         차압 방지 프로그램

·         사소한 주택수리 무료로 있는 특별 프로그램 !

일시 장소 

      2022 6 18오전 9:00 – 오후 1:00
온라인 Whova 에서 

강사진

·         Hyepin Im, FACE President & CEO

·         State Treasurer Fiona Ma

·         State Senator David Min

·         State Assemblyman Miguel Santiago

·         Myeko Smith, Successful FACE Client

·         Nelson Menendez, Bank of America

·         Daniel Baek, Bank of Hope

·         Theodore Johnson, CIT Bank (Now First Citizens Bank)

·         Fernando Garces, MidFirst Bank

·         Rosa Amaya, Union Bank

·         Julie Davis, US Bank

·         Peter Joun, Encore Escrow (Korean Translator)

·         Jos Ferguson, FACE Board Chairman

·         Justin Davis, FACE board Secretary & Housing Chair

·         Maury Ruano, FACE board Member

등록방법
(213) 216-3676 

등록은: FACE 24th Annual Homeownership Fair Registration (whova.com)

FACE 소개

FACE (Faith and Community Empowerment ( KCCD) HUD에서 승인한 비영리 주택 상담 기관이며, 신앙 기반 지역사회의 협력관계 단체로서, AAPI 커뮤니티의 기여 참여 함으로, 영향력을 향상시키는 것을 사명으로 합니다. 현재까지 FACE 12,000 이상에게, 주택 소유자 교육을 실행 하였습니다.

FACE 모범적인 노력으로 주택 구입자에게, 180 달러 이상의 계약금 지원을 제공하는 결과를 가져왔으며, 미국 부동산업자 협회의 권위있는 희망상과, Home free-USA ‘S,President’S Award 포함하여 많은 표창을 받았습니다.

 

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Heavy rains and wildfires Lay Siege to more than 13 States in the US

Overheated air temperatures have brought heavy storms and wildfires to at least 13 states in the US since Monday.  We don’t expect wildfires in Alaska, but this time it happened 23 times, now one of 6 states dealing with wildfires. As of June 14, 40 large fires have occurred and burnt 1 million-acre of land in 6 states.

Severe storms hit more than 7 states from West to East, and at least a half-million residents are out of power. Yellow Stone National Park closed due to the heavy rain which led to flooding and left more than 10,000 people stranded. Yellowstone flooding hit a neighboring town and submerged houses in the State of Montana. The Governor of Montana has declared a state emergency.

A 10-year-old boy from Milwaukee, Wisconsin was swept away by the sudden rise of water. It was reported that his father and a neighborhood man jumped into the water to rescue him, but eventually he was found dead. Two people went missing in the sudden rapids.

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Two people Fall into a Chocolate Tank, Requiring Rescue

On Thursday, The Mars Wrigley factory in Pennsylvania stopped its operation due to an incident involving two people who fell into a tank full of chocolate. Obviously, two people were rescued by the team of Lancaster County 911.

According to CNN, two people were transported to the local hospital. One of them was rescued by helicopter.

The extent of their injuries is unknown.

“Fire crews have eliminated pulling them straight out of a tank,” Brad Wolfe, communications supervisor for Lancaster County 911 dispatch, told CNN earlier on Thursday. “They have to cut a hole in the side of the tank to get them out,” he said.

Wolfe said that it’s unclear how the people fell into the chocolate tank. No injuries have been reported at this time, according to Wolfe.

A Mars Wrigley spokesperson told CNN: “We are actively managing the situation and our primary focus is supporting emergency teams on site.”

Chocolate factory incidents have happened from leaking chocolate from the factory to covering the street in Germany in 2018, and ‘Chocolate snow’ falls in the Swiss town after the Lindt Chocolate factory explosion in 2020 in recent history. Many chocolate factories are located in Pennsylvania including Hershey Chocolate factory.

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Gun Violence at Manufacturing Plant in MD Leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

Almost every single day, Americans die from gun violence and lawmakers are at a tug-of-war on gun law reform. Less than a month after the Uvalde elementary school shooting killed 21 people, the House of Representatives has finally passed a law restricting gun sales to those over the age of 21.
On Thursday, three people were killed in a shooting at a manufacturing plant in Smithsburg, Maryland, and a state trooper was shot by the shooter. The suspect is at large, and the state trooper was transported from the scene to the hospital due to injury.
According to Gov. Larry Hogan at a conference, he stated, “The State Police responded, pursued the suspect, the suspect fired and shot the state trooper in the shoulder, who then returned fire and shot him back,”.
“Gunshots were exchanged between the suspect and the Trooper. Both were injured and transported for medical treatment,” the release says.
This incident is the 254th mass shooting this year, according to CNN.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Carly Hose said the suspect was a man, but she didn’t yet know other details about the shooting, like whether the shooter was an employee of Columbia Machine.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. ET, authorities said. Columbia Machine is located about 75 miles west of Baltimore.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives office in Baltimore and the FBI each said agents are assisting the sheriff’s office with the incident.

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