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Munster v Leinster preview

first_imgTAGS: LeinsterMunster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Flying the flag: Munster and Leinster fans will be out in force at Thomond Park tonightTHE TOP two in the RaboDirect Pro12 go head-to-head at Thomond Park tonight as Munster host their Irish rivals Leinster. It’s sure to be an enthralling match, but who’s going to come out on top in Limerick? Here Conor Murray, Alan Quinlan, Bernard Jackman and RTE Sport’s Michael Corcoran offer their thoughts on the top-of-the-table clash…last_img

Resumen del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano: 29 de octubre

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service – Auckland, Nueva  Zelanda] Muchas cosas ocurren cada día durante la 15a. reunión del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano (ACC). Además de la cobertura regular de Episcopal News Service, he aquí algunas de las otras cosas que siguieron del 28 al 29 de octubre (hora local).Jóvenes autores anglicanos presentan un libro sobre la misión como “enriquecedora de la vida”.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams lanzó oficialmente el  libro Life-widening Mission: Global Anglican Perspectives [Misión enriquecedora de la vida: Perspectivas anglicanas mundiales] al que llamó una nueva hoja de ruta para la misión en la Comunión Anglicana.El libro consiste en una colección de reflexiones y perspectivas de un grupo de jóvenes anglicanos compiladas después de que asistieran a Edimburgo 2010, un evento que conmemoró la histórica Conferencia Ecuménica de Edimburgo de 1910. Los ensayos se escribieron a partir de los antecedentes contextuales personales de los asistentes y a la luz de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana.Jóvenes anglicanos de Brasil, Canadá, África Central, Hong Kong, Kenia, África del Sur y la Iglesia Episcopal de Estados Unidos escribieron la mayoría de los capítulos. Cathy Ross de Nueva Zelanda editó la colección.“Teníamos una visión común…de cómo resultar eficaces en la misión de Dios”, dijo la Rda. Irene Ayallo, de Kenia, una de los autores, durante el lanzamiento.Williams dijo que hasta ahora la mayoría de los mapas usados para señalar el curso de la misión en la Comunión Anglicana habían sido trazados “en gran medida por hombres mayores de 55 años, en gran medida por hombres ordenados mayores de 55 y en gran medida por hombres ordenados mayores de 55 años con una tez ligeramente más pálida” que la mayoría de las personas del mundo. Él resaltó que esas hojas de ruta tradicionales “no siempre lo llevaban a uno a la meta porque los sucesos resultan cambiantes sobre el terreno”.Recurriendo a un tema del que había hablado antes en la reunión del CCA, Williams dijo que los jóvenes no son el futuro de la Iglesia, sino que, por el contrario, son el presente de la Iglesia. Y los jóvenes escritores cuyos textos aparecen compilados en este libro sobre la misión muestran que el contingente juvenil de la Comunión “está haciendo sus propios mapas, y trazando su propio rumbo”, no en rebelión contra la tradición, “sino sencillamente progresando con ella”.Todas las provincias aceptaron la invitación del CCA; todas excepto una están representadas.Kenneth Kearon, el secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana, dijo en un encuentro informativo con la prensa el 29 de octubre (hora local) que si bien ninguna provincia se ha quedado oficialmente fuera de la reunión del CCA15, faltan algunas personas.El Servicio de Noticias de la Comunión Anglicana [Anglican Communion News Service] informó que de 87 delegados, 10 no se encuentran presentes aún. Entre éstos se incluyen tres miembros de Uganda y uno de cada una de las provincias del Congo, Irlanda, Norte de la Inda, Filipinas, Tanzania y de los invitados por el comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana para garantizar la diversidad de la membresía del Consejo. Algunos de esos siete se encuentran todavía de viaje, si bien otros declinaron la invitación debido a razones personales o administrativas, o por problemas de visado.“No hay ninguna provincia que se haya quedado fuera” dijo Kearon.La Iglesia de la Provincia de Uganda no está representada en la reunión, pero sólo porque se olvidó de elegir a sus miembros, apuntó él. La provincia debió haber elegido a sus tres miembros este verano pasado en la misma reunión en que resultó electo el Rvdmo. Stanley Ntagali como el 8vo. arzobispo de la Iglesia de Uganda.“Hubo la intención; lo cual es bueno”, dijo Kearon. “Pero siento genuinamente que no vinieran porque existe el antecedente de una historia para eso”.Esa historia incluye la decisión de Uganda de boicotear la reunión decenal de los obispos de la Comunión en 2008 porque el arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams había invitado a los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal. Los obispos ugandeses manifestaron su objeción debido a recientes acontecimientos de la Iglesia Episcopal y a decisiones tomadas por ésta, entre ellas la de permitir en 2003 que su diócesis de Nueva Hampshire ordenara y consagrara a Gene Robinson como su obispo.Los anglicanos ugandeses se vieron involucrados en una polémica en la última reunión del CCC que tuvo lugar en Jamaica en 2009, cuando a Philip Ashey, ex sacerdote de la Iglesia episcopal que fue aceptado en la Iglesia de Uganda en 2005, no se le permitió que participara como delegado de Uganda porque, según dijo en ese tiempo el Comité Permanente, su relación con la provincia del este de África es “resultado de una intervención interprovincial”.Y Uganda fue también una de las siete provincias que boicoteó la Reunión de los Primados en enero de 2011.Una lista de todos los miembros del CCA aparece aquí.Un código de conducta para el ConsejoTodos los miembros del Consejo recibieron un código de conducta tocante a comportamientos discriminatorios, acoso y acoso sexual. El personal de la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana redactó el código para usarlo en todas las reuniones oficinales de la Comunión.El código compromete a la Comunión a garantizar que las reuniones se celebren “en un ambiente de hospitalidad y seguridad” y declara que “la conducta discriminatoria, incluido el acoso de cualquier clase —sexual, étnico, basado en la clase, relacionado con la edad o de cualquier otro tipo, no ha de ser tolerado”.Entre sus principios, el código le pide a los participantes de la reunión que se comporten respetuosamente hacia los demás,  que no abusen de sus relaciones, “sean honestos con ustedes mismos y con los demás respecto a sus límites personales”, sean sensibles a las diferencias sociales y culturales y “estén prestos a disculparse” si alguien cree que la conducta de uno ha resultado ofensiva o ha sido malentendida.El código, con una extensión de tres páginas, bosqueja también el papel de los responsables de abordar los casos de acoso que se reporten.Kearon dijo al Consejo el 29 de octubre que le habían preguntado si los miembros podrían poner en vigor el código de conducta en sus diócesis y provincias.“Nos alegra de que lleven eso de vuelta a sus provincias”, dijo él, advirtiendo, sin embargo, que algunas formulaciones específicas habían sido examinadas por abogados del Reino Unido para ajustarlas al derecho local y que los miembros deben procurar asesoría legal para estar seguros se ajusta a las leyes en sus jurisdicciones.No obstante, agregó él, el código “debería ser el punto de partida para un diálogo en su provincia”.Toda la cobertura de ENS del CCA15 se encuentra aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Resumen del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano: 29 de octubre AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 30, 2012 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Rio Mau House / Raulino Silva

first_img 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901519/rio-mau-house-raulino-silva Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Rio Mau House / Raulino Silva Rio Mau House / Raulino SilvaSave this projectSaveRio Mau House / Raulino Silva CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Vila do Conde, Portugal CopyAbout this officeRaulino SilvaOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsVila do CondePortugalPublished on October 04, 2018Cite: “Rio Mau House / Raulino Silva” [Casa Rio Mau / Raulino Silva] 04 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save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 stream Manufacturers: Africa Stone, Cortizo, Flos, Foscarini, Giacomini, IkeaSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Rio Mau House is located in the countryside of the outskirts of Vila do Conde. The land plot with about 6800 sqm is surrounded by cultivated fields and pine forest near Serra de Rates. Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe family house with a single floor is located in the center of the garden surrounded by some existing pine trees. The car and pedestrian accesses through the north zone are highlighted by an entrance porch and a black concrete paved area.Save this picture!© João MorgadoIn the interior, through the hall we have access to the office and to the garage with the laundry and the technical area. In the West zone we have three bedrooms and a bathroom with a skylight. One of the bedrooms is a complete suite with a bathroom and a dressing room opened to a patio. In the South zone we have spacious and communicating spaces with kitchen, dining and living areas – two sliding doors make it possible to change the design of the space.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe main spaces of the house have direct relation with the garden through shaded wooden deck, which extend the interior space to the outside and protect the windows from rain and wind. Save this picture!© João MorgadoNot being the walls and the facades of the house colored white, we looked for a set of colors, materials and environments that functioned as a unit, both in the construction as in the garden and in the interior design.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessRYÙ / Ménard Dworkind architecture & designSelected ProjectsOPEN Architecture and Xiaomi Unveil MARS Case Housing Prototype at China House Visio…Architecture News Share Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Raulino Silva Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Houses Photographs:  João MorgadoPhotographer:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 38Curated by Pedro Vada Share Projects Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901519/rio-mau-house-raulino-silva Clipboardlast_img read more

House and the River / After Party

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Giedrius Mamavičius+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Lithuania ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953853/house-and-the-river-after-party Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Lithuania Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House and the River / After Party Architects: After Party Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953853/house-and-the-river-after-party Clipboard “COPY” Houses Projects House and the River / After PartySave this projectSaveHouse and the River / After Party Photographs:  Giedrius MamavičiusSave this picture!© Giedrius MamavičiusRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The site for the house is located in the suburban area in Lithuania. Bordering a local road on the South, squeezed in between two neighbours, the plot marked a piece of landscape, a fragrant suburban meadow descending to a lush creek on the North. The two opposing conditions the site is facing resulted in a volume as if sliced in half filled with a layer of grasses sheltering living space underneath. Aiming to compensate the local biodiversity, the North facing sloping roof is blooming with herbs and flowers for surrounding bees and little insects creating a continuous green vista from the banks of the river.Save this picture!© Giedrius MamavičiusSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Giedrius MamavičiusTogether with that, the sliced volume makes sure the river facing backyard on the North gets undisturbed sunshine all day long. The volume is interrupted by the large wooden terrace that creates a feeling of solitude and frames the river as if another room outside the house. The spacious terrace naturally induces many indoor activities to take place under an open sky bordering a lush vegetable garden to be accessible on bare foot. White interior space acts as an ascetic background for living, filled with a mindful selection of most important furnitures and objects, each carrying its own unique story. A spacious living area faces the river with large opening enhancing nature as the central figure of its interior. The North oriented windows provide maximum views with no overheat during hot seasons while on the Southern side the big upper floor opening ensures quality light and warmth throughout the cold months.Save this picture!© Giedrius MamavičiusA rather pragmatic elevation towards the road is covered with rough brushed plaster enhancing the inclination of the slope and reacting to a more urban setting of neighbouring houses. The House and the River refuses to fence off becoming open to the surrounding context, a continuous part of the nature it is placed within. Freeing itself from worthless things it aims to inspire a lifestyle of cherishing the experience of living instead of possessions.Save this picture!© Giedrius MamavičiusProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Thompson Center: A Building Facing Demolition Threat in ChicagoArticlesSA43 Apartments / Numbernow studio + Balázs SzelecsényiSelected Projects Share 2020 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAfter PartyOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookLithuaniaPublished on December 29, 2020Cite: “House and the River / After Party” 29 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?立陶宛郊外河边宅 / After Party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

Social Work: Saatchi and Saatchi’s Cause-related Ideas

first_imgSocial Work: Saatchi and Saatchi’s Cause-related Ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 January 2008 | News 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

Donated shares provide £600,000 for Irish charities

first_img Tagged with: Finance Ireland tax-effective giving 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. A total of £600,000 has recently been donated to good causes on behalf of Irish shareholders as a result of work with the charity ShareGift, Computershare has announced.Six Irish charities have benefited recently from Sharegift, with Barretstown, The Community Foundation for Ireland, Focus Ireland, The Irish Cancer Society, The Irish Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals and Youth Work Ireland receiving £100,000 each.When companies undertake corporate actions such as splits, mergers, acquisitions or spinoffs, some shareholders can be left with small numbers of shares that are worth less than amount it would cost to sell them.Computershare is the registrar to two thirds of companies listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, and works with its clients to offer shareholders the opportunity to transfer shareholdings to ShareGift, which then collates the donations and sells the combined total.Computershare also helps companies undertake share dealing programmes and includes the option of donating the proceeds to ShareGift.Welcoming Computershare’s partnership with ShareGift in Ireland, Jackie Harrison Head of Development at The Community Foundation for Ireland said:“Given the undeveloped nature of philanthropy in Ireland, it is very encouraging to see such a large scale donation to Irish charities.”Since ShareGift was set up in 1996, over £23 million has been donated to more than 2,000 charities across the UK and Ireland. Computershare also works with ShareGift organisations in the USA and Australia. Donated shares provide £600,000 for Irish charities  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  47 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 18 July 2016 | Newslast_img read more

U.S.-backed Saudi war on Yemen continues

first_imgThe Al-Massirah television station in Yemen, which supports the Ansurallah Movement (Houthis), broadcast a news report May 11 showing civilians standing by a downed F16 bomber used by Morocco, part of the alliance currently waging war on this Middle Eastern state.The U.S.-made fighter plane is the same aircraft used by other members of the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council waging an aerial war against Yemen, the most underdeveloped state in the region.Morocco, one of only three remaining monarchies still reigning on the African continent, joined the alliance “to restore legitimacy in Yemen” at the war’s inception in late March. The decision to join the war against Yemen was made by King Mohammed VI absent any consultation with parliament. (The Australian, May 11)Reports indicate that Morocco has provided six aircraft to the Saudi-GCC operational command, although there is virtually no information about the North African country’s involvement. These F16 jets appear to be the same type used in the Pentagon-led strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.U.S.-backed war kills manySince March 26, the Saudi-GCC coalition has dropped an undetermined number of ordnance on Yemen in a failed attempt to destroy the Shiite-based Ansurallah forces, which have formed an alliance with other political interests to oppose Washington’s attempt to control this nation through Riyadh. This imperialist-backed coalition, which receives logistical and intelligence support from Washington, has intensified its bombing campaign against Yemen in an attempt to reinstall the fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who now lives in exile in Saudi Arabia.According to Press TV on May 11: “Saudi aerial attacks on the impoverished Arab nation continue to claim lives. In the latest raids, Saudi warplanes targeted the northwestern city of Ta’izz injuring 11 people. Earlier, Saudi jets attacked targets in Sa’ada and Hajjah provinces, killing at least five people. They also pounded a district in Bayda Province, leaving two people dead.” Also on May 11, it was estimated that 11 people were killed and more than 160 injured as Saudi jets struck an arms installation in the capital city of Sana’a.Press TV reports that the raids set off numerous explosions, scattering pieces of artillery, with one crashing into the roof of a residential structure. After the attacks, clouds of smoke filled the sky and additional materials were scattered across other neighborhoods.Just days before, on May 7, the Saudi foreign ministry announced a five-day pause in the bombing to allow relief to be delivered to the people impacted by the bombing and the fighting on the ground. The Saudi-GCC alliance gave the Houthis an ultimatum that they must stop their resistance against the bombings or face more aggressive military attacks.This announcement was made by Riyadh during the May 6-7 visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who said that Washington supported the war against Yemen and made threats against Iran, which is politically supporting the Ansurallah Movement. Kerry also called for a ceasefire and said the U.S. would supply $68 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen.Of U.S. foreign policy about the war, Kerry stated, “We have urged all sides … to comply with humanitarian law and to take every precaution to keep civilians out of … harm’s way, as well as to provide the opportunity for humanitarian assistance … to be delivered.” (VOA, May 11) Nonetheless, the Saudi-GCC alliance, bolstered and coordinated by Washington, has consistently bombed residential areas, internally displaced persons camps, airports and telecommunications infrastructure, creating enormous dislocation and outmigration.After visiting Saudi Arabia, Kerry then went to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, which houses the largest Pentagon military base on the continent at Camp Lemonnier. The government of Djibouti has done more than the U.S. itself in evacuating distressed people fleeing the war in neighboring Yemen.Aid shipments face Saudi-GCC blockadeAlthough the U.S. has reached a “deal” with Tehran over its nuclear technology capabilities, the hostility toward the country continues. Many observers believe that the war against Yemen is designed to weaken the burgeoning influence of Iran throughout the Gulf region.Several attempts by Iranian vessels and planes to provide assistance to the civilian population in Yemen have been rebuffed by Saudi vessels, backed up by U.S. warships.Tehran, however, has reiterated its commitment to address the situation in Yemen. As Press TV reported, “Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is prepared to provide Yemen with any humanitarian aid and help the impoverished state work out a political solution to the ongoing crisis there.”At a combined press conference in Tehran with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Zarif said, “Since the beginning of the crisis in Yemen and the start of the illegal attacks on the country, the Islamic Republic of Iran has explicitly announced that the Yemeni [crisis] cannot be settled militarily and that these attacks will have no outcome but the killing of defenseless people.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Vets, gov’t workers rally against privatizing the VA

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Seattle — On March 27, government workers and veterans decried the 49,000 vacant staffing positions at veterans hospitals across the country. Health care workers’ posts have been cut as part of an effort to privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to spokespeople at the rally.American Federation of Government Employees Local 3197 led the Keep the Promise Rally — to deliver quality health care — partnering with Veterans for Peace, Greater Seattle Chapter 92. Other organizations also participated at the lunch-hour action outside the VA hospital.Dan Gilman of Veterans for Peace said privatization plans by the Trump Administration would result in a health care structure that lacked experience in treating veterans of many wars.  He called for establishing large coalitions to fight Trump’s plans.Beverly Anderson, president of Local 3197, told the crowd that the local VA had lost 700 positions in the recent period due to cuts and management harassment. Activists chanted, “Hey, hey, ho ho, staffing shortages have got to go!”last_img read more

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: A Year of Market Surprises in…

first_img  Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: A Year of Market Surprises in 2017 Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 25, 2017 Facebook Twitter Previous articleU.S. Hog Inventory Up Two Percent, Indiana Production DeclinesNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 26, 2017 Gary Truitt SHARE  Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: A Year of Market Surprises in 2017Jim Bower2017 has been a year of surprises for the corn and soybean market, from surprising yields to surprising demand. Last spring we were expecting big gains in soybeans acreage and fewer corn acres. Yet, in the end, the corn yields were surprisingly high and soybean yields a bit disappointing. Jim Bower, with Bower Trading, says that is not what the market expected, “The grain market did not anticipate a 4th year of near record crops. It is something that just does not happen very often.”Because of the market’s focus on supply, commodity prices were relatively low. This helped spur higher than expected world demand. Even with burdensome stocks, steady demand from China for U.S. soybeans was strong most of the year.Another market factor in 2017, according to Bower, was the volatile energy market led by big swings in oil prices. “The market is comfortable with oil prices around the $60 mark,” he stated. Even with some mid-year sell offs, the crude oil market has come back and this has helped the ethanol, and, in turn, the corn market. “Ethanol margins have been solid and supported higher corn prices, especially in the Eastern Corn Belt,” said Bower.Bower expects this to continue into 2018 as China continues to ramp up its ethanol production, “They could build up to 50 new ethanol plants between now and 2021. That will keep their demand for corn strong.”The stock market continued to move higher in 2017, and commodity funds decided to invest in equities rather than agriculture. Bower says this may change in 2018, “Stocks will remain strong in 2018, but perhaps not at the pace as 2017. This continued strength in equities will help pull all commodities higher.” He added that continued GDP growth by emerging markets around the world will foster world demand for a variety of food commodities.For more market strategy information, contact Bower Trading at 800-533-8045 or bowertrading.com.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Home Indiana Agriculture News  Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: A Year of Market Surprises in 2017 SHARElast_img read more

Mars Helicopter Attached to NASA’s Perseverance Rover

first_img 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. 84 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News Business News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Mars Helicopter and its Mars Helicopter Delivery System were attached to the Perseverance Mars rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020. The helicopter will be deployed about two-and-a-half months after Perseverance lands. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechWith the launch period of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover opening in 14 weeks, final preparations of the spacecraft continue at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In the past week, the assembly, test and launch operations team completed important milestones, fueling the descent stage – also known as the sky crane – and attaching the Mars Helicopter, which will be the first aircraft in history to attempt power-controlled flight on another planet.The Mars Helicopter, visible in lower center of the image, was attached to the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020. The helicopter will be deployed onto the Martian surface about two-and-a-half months after Perseverance lands. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechOver the weekend, 884 pounds (401 kilograms) of hydrazine monopropellant were loaded into the descent stage’s four fuel tanks. As the aeroshell containing the descent stage and rover enter the Martian atmosphere on Feb. 18, 2021, the propellant will be pressure-fed through 120 feet (37 meters) of stainless steel and titanium tubing into eight Mars landing engines. The engines’ job: to slow the spacecraft, which will be traveling at about 180 mph (80 meters per second) when it’s 7,200 feet (2,200 meters) in altitude, to 1.7 mph (0.75 meters per second) by the time it’s about 66 feet (20 meters) above the surface.Maintaining this rate of descent, the stage will then perform the sky crane maneuver: Nylon cords spool out to lower the rover 25 feet (7.6 meters) below the descent stage; When the spacecraft senses touchdown at Jezero Crater, the connecting cords are severed and the descent stage flies off.“The last hundred days before any Mars launch is chock-full of significant milestones,” said David Gruel, the Mars 2020 assembly, test and launch operations manager at JPL. “Fueling the descent stage is a big step. While we will continue to test and evaluate its performance as we move forward with launch preparations, it is now ready to fulfill its mission of placing Perseverance on the surface on Mars.”The HelicopterAfter the descent stage fueling, the system that will deliver the Mars Helicopter to the surface of the Red Planet was integrated with Perseverance. The helicopter, which weighs 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) and features propellers 4 feet (1.2 meters) in diameter, is cocooned within the delivery system. In one of the first steps in the day-long process on April 6, technicians and engineers made 34 electrical connections between the rover, the helicopter and its delivery system on the rover’s belly. After confirming data and commands could be sent and received, they attached the delivery system to the rover.Finally, the team confirmed the helicopter could receive an electrical charge from the rover. Before being deployed onto the surface of Jezero Crater, the Mars Helicopter will rely on the rover for power. Afterward, it will generate its own electrical power through a solar panel located above its twin counter-rotating propellers.The helicopter will remain encapsulated on the rover’s belly for the next year and will be deployed around the beginning of May – roughly two-and-a-half months after Perseverance’s landing. Once the rover drives about 330 feet (100 meters) away and the helicopter undergoes an extensive systems check, it will execute a flight-test campaign for up to 30 days.The Perseverance rover is a robotic scientist weighing 2,260 pounds (1,025 kilograms). It will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the planet’s climate and geology, collect samples for future return to Earth and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet. No matter what day Perseverance launches during its July 17-Aug. 5 launch period, it will land on Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is part of a larger program that includes missions to the Moon as a way to prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. Charged with returning astronauts to the Moon by 2024, NASA will establish a sustained human presence on and around the Moon by 2028 through NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration plans.For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/.For more about NASA’s Moon to Mars plans, visit https://www.nasa.gov/topics/moon-to-mars. Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Science and Technology Mars Helicopter Attached to NASA’s Perseverance Rover The team also fueled the rover’s sky crane to get ready for this summer’s history-making launch. From NASA/JPL-Caltech Published on Friday, April 10, 2020 | 11:12 amlast_img read more