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Hong Kong could host ACC-17 after Brazil ‘postponement’

first_imgHong Kong could host ACC-17 after Brazil ‘postponement’ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Asia Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] Sao Paulo, Brazil, was unveiled as the host of the 2019 conference at last year’s ACC conference in Lusaka. But the ACC Standing Committee, meeting in London, heard that the event was scheduled to go ahead at what would be a challenging time for the country and for the Anglican Church there.In particular, concerns were raised about the political and economic instability and also the church’s discussions on human sexuality and marriage which will take place at the provincial synod next year. Whatever the outcome of those discussions, it was felt this would have an impact on the Anglican Church in Brazil and hamper its ability to stage ACC-17. Specifically, it was thought that the leadership of the church would need time to deal with pastoral issues arising from the discussions.Read the entire article here. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Consultative Council, 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Sep 6, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Deltek Becomes Major Sponsor of Architects for Aid

first_img Howard Lake | 26 May 2007 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Deltek Becomes Major Sponsor of Architects for Aid Deltek, a provider of enterprise applications software, has become a major sponsor of Architects for Aid (A4A), a charity founded by a group of UK architects.Deltek, whose applications are used by some of the main players in the UK AEC industry, has given £25,000 towards A4A’s work. In particular, Deltek is the sponsor of a project involving the re-building of a residential children’s counselling unit in Lesotho, a small country where HIV/AIDS and high unemployment mean that 59% of the population lives below the poverty line. 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

Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 3/25/2015

first_img Previous articleEthanol Prices Jump to 2 Month HighNext articleMorning Outlook Ryan Martin Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Two days of wet weather will move over the Hoosier state today and tomorrow. Moisture started to push in to western Indiana overnight, and it will continue to spread east and north as the day progresses. Today’s moisture is a result of a low that is moving across IL toward Chicago. Moisture tomorrow will come with a second low moving up a cold front that will bring cold air to most of the state. That low will focus more on the southern half to third of Indiana. Today, the action will have a slight northern bias, with the best rains over the northern part of the state to just south of Indianapolis. We look for .25” to .6” totals. Tomorrows rains will be the best over the southern third of the state, with totals of half to 1.25”, and locally heavier amounts. Do not be surprised to hear a few rumbles of thunder today or tomorrow, as this will be the first major warm air vs. cold air front we see of this spring. Thunderstorms are not likely to numerous or wide spread, but they can be around. Two day totals for the entire state will range from .4” to 1.25” with coverage at 90%.Gear up for a major temperature swing with this event. Today, in the warm sector, temps torch higher, pushing upper 50s and mid 60s state wide. Temps crash tomorrow as cold air comes in, and temps Friday can be as cold or colder than what we saw to start the week on Monday. The coldest air likely holds 2 days, through Saturday, before we see temps slightly moderate for Sunday.We still see a nice April fools day system for next Wednesday into Thursday. Moisture looks to be around .3”-.6” with coverage at 70% of the state. This front will bring cooler air in again. But, we now feel that next week’s cold push will not rival what we see this Friday…and temps will not be as dramatically cold next week. However, do not let that fool you…we will continue to be well below normal.Our Easter weekend system seems to want to delay ever so slightly, bringing the bulk of its moisture in now for Monday the 6th and Tuesday the 7th. That moisture does still look formidable. Now, we like the moisture and a solution that has a system in that time frame…but we don’t like the model that is showing it…and will jump on board the timing and scope for that system a little more when we get some additional model consensus. Either way, we look for below normal temps through at least April 10th, then a move toward normal with a more active precipitation pattern for mid April. By Ryan Martin – Mar 25, 2015 Home News Feed Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 3/25/2015center_img CORN WeatherRain moved into the Corn Belt yesterday and continues its push north and east today. Another wave comes in tomorrow over the southern corn belt. All told rains will be in the half to 1.5” range, coverage 80% of the Corn Belt, with the upper Midwest missing out. Colder air comes in for the finish of the week and start of the weekend. Temps moderate to finish the weekend but stay below normal. Rains arrive again for Wednesday-Thursday next week, likely in the .25”-1” range, coverage 60%. Potentially heavy rains for the week after Easter…but models have been flip flopping some on timing…anywhere from the 6th to the 8th, Timing aside…temps stay below normal easily through that entire week. Nothing more than scattered showers and thunderstorms today, and that action is dwindling. WE should see a mostly dry finish to the week and a dry weekend. Models continue to show a few showers coming back into western and extreme northern areas of Argentina corn country early next week. It stays drier to the south. Temps normal to above normal. Dry with nothing more than scattered shower and thunderstorms in southern Brazil to finish the week, but at least 2 strong fronts move through starting next week. The first one hits early in the week as heavy rain pushes out of Paraguay and northern Argentina. We still like rain totals of 1-2” and coverage of 90% for Monday and Tuesday. That moisture looks to have its best intensity from RGDS up through Paraná, and lesser intensity back west. The second wave comes through Wednesday Thursday, and will be focused farther west, with 1-2 inch rains again possible, more so in Matto Grosso do Sul. Another front looks to work in around the end of Easter weekend. Good moisture is still on track for the northern half of the Corn Belt with a weak system moving across northern areas early next week brining half to three quarters of an inch of rain. Then we still see a second, stronger, larger system for late next week that brings Rain potential there could be up to an inch. . SOYBEAN WeatherWe have about 5-6 more days of drier weather in the Lower Delta and Deep South before heavy rains return. Starting at midweek next week, we see a strong low move up along the gulf coast and eventually onshore that will bring at least 1-2 inches of rain, perhaps more as it moves from LA to the Carolinas.  Temps normal to below through the periodScattered moisture in Brazil bean areas is not really frontal related…so there is a large hit and miss component to this moisture. We continue to roll with 1-2 inch totals combined over the next 10 days, with ample windows for field work. Complaints about being too dry have to be limited to very localized areas at this point. WHEAT Weather A little scattered moisture this morning over north central KS, south central NE and into NE CO…but it will not be anything long term. We will see some moisture come out of central/eastern OK later today that can trigger some thunderstorms. Generally, this will be the last batch of moisture until mid week next week, when a low moving through the Dakotas may spur a cold front to pass through the rest of wheat country. That front has its best moisture from I-80 northward, but areas south of there still have a chance at a line of thunderstorms for Wednesday-Thursday. We like rains of .25”-1.25” from I-80 northward with 60% coverage, and half an inch or less south of 80 with 40% coverage. We can see another rain maker in the Dakotas for Easter weekend, and then in the southern plains for the 6th. The big question will surround the central plains…can any good moisture get going in there?  Right now, chances appear low…and if moisture does pop up…it will have dismal coverage…much like we have seen over the past 36 hours. No one can look at what has transpired over KS/NE/northern OK in the past day and a half and honestly say is been helpful to a majority of the region…its only been helpful to a few  spots. One nice batch of rain traversed SRW areas yesterday through this morning, and we have another wave to come through tonight and tomorrow. Total rains will be in the half to 1.5” range. Cold air races in this weekend. More moisture at midweek next week is helpful, but not excessive. Temps stay cool through Easter weekend at least. Models are split as to how big a post Easter system is, and there still is major disagreement on timing.  Western Russia/Eastern Europe still picks up good moisture (up to an inch) over the next 10 days…but farther east, the Volga region, parts of the Central Region and Kazakhstan are left wanting. Temps remain above normal through the end of the month at least. No change in the good rain potential in Western Australia. Models have actually increased the intensity of the moisture in the system for next week. We will leave our forecast at half to 3 inches…but prefer more of the region in the middle of that range at 1-2 inches or so. Strong central high pressure keeps good action out of South Australia and NSW wheat areas…but there is at least minor shower action expected in Victoria and NSW off an on over the next 10 days…so it will not be a complete dry period. Temps remain warm, except in Western Australia next week when the heavier rains come…that should lead to a period of 3-4 days with slightly below normal temps.  CATTLE Weather A lot of dryness in cattle areas in the weeks ahead. Systems seem to stay either east of major beef feedlot areas in the central plains or south of the big dairy areas of the Upper Midwest. WE may hear some concerns over the start to the hay season in some of these areas. Big temp swings are coming for dairy areas in the north…with well below normal temps likely on several occasions through at least the 8th. Well above normal temps in beef production areas continue. HOG Weather Some large scale rains in North Carolina will bring 2-3 inches of rain or more to Hog production areas in that part of the country next week. General sloppiness will ensue, but the rains should not have a major impact outside of localized flooding. SHARE Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 3/25/2015 SHARElast_img read more

The Wandering Boutique

first_imgTwitter Twitter Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Fort Worth Junior League sells programs for charity at Stock Show ReddIt Libby Vincek Linkedin printWhile enjoying an evening at the Clearfork Food Park or having a drink at a local pub, you might see people climbing into the back of a giant off-white florally decorated delivery truck.On a closer look, you’ll see that the truck with the words “a wandering boutique” painted on the sides, is exactly what it says to be – a traveling boutique complete with a dressing room.The Soulful Gypsy is a boutique truck owned by Fort Worth native, Amber Paschal. The fashion guru parks the 1980s model Mrs. Baird’s Bread truck, “Merle” as she calls it, in parks, on streets and at events around the Fort Worth area to welcomes shoppers to climb aboard the truck and shop.“There’s magic to it,” customer Sarah Sampson said. “You have to stumble upon it. You can’t just go to a brick and mortar place. You have to almost find it like a treasure.”The Soulful Gypsy boutique truck is the first of its kind to open its sliding door to Fort Worth locals. Paschal opened Merle Sept. 12, but she didn’t begin her fashion business with the truck.Paschal is a former hair dresser and educator. Her husband, who worked in the oil and gas industry, had to move across the country for his job. After they came back home for work again, Paschal said she needed a creative outlet, but knew it needed to be one that did not involve “digging roots in the ground,” she said.“The online shop was a way for me to be creative, make a little bit of money and also be a stay at home mom,” Paschal said.The “wandering boutique” came about when Paschal wanted to expand, but knew her husband may move around a lot for work.“The fashion truck was my brick and mortar shop and it could go with us wherever we needed it to if we were to move again,” Paschal said.Fashion trucks began popping up around the U.S about six years ago, according to an article by Business Insider. However, it wasn’t until around 2013 that the trend started to explode following the footsteps of food trucks. Paschal said her inspirations were trucks like Nomad, out of New York City, and Nomadic, out of Austin.Starting her online business was easy, she said. She just had to purchase the clothing and the website. Opening the truck, on the other hand, was much more difficult. In total, the truck with all of its repairs and paint job costed about $20,000. Learning how to drive a manual 1980s delivery truck without power steering was also a challenge for her.“It really is a gypsy life,” Paschal said. “A lot of things go into running a truck just like a food truck and a lot can go wrong. And I don’t think there’s any way to really learn all that jazz without living it. I have really learned to go with the flow and to just keep on truckin’ since opening.”She said she fills up on gas before every event, which adds up to about $175 a month.Many factors can affect the boutique’s kind of night such as weather and time. She also has to know how many people will be attending the event in order to now how much stock she needs to keep in her truck.“Each gig is different, and so preparation is crucial for success,” Paschal said. “Much like any other kind of event.”That preparation is something that Paschal said she believes is worth it. Previous articleNew company focuses on community, improving lifeNext articleMen’s tennis wins Big 12 title Libby Vincek RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook TAGS#newbusiness #fashion #boutique Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Facebook Early Childhood Matters class aims to improve early education in Fort Worth ReddIt + posts Forth-Annual Fort Worth Earth Party Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store New food truck joins Blue Zones Project “I love a free bohemian look, although I’m kind of all over the place and truly believe that fashion is such an art and self-expression,” Paschal said. “When I’m searching for these clothes, I’m all about searching for my soul and what I really want to wear and being true to myself, no matter what it looks like.”last_img read more

Death threats and targeted physical attacks on journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan

first_img to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa * 17 February- Radio Gorran was prevented from broadcasting.- Police prevented KNN reporters from filming the incidents.- Shwan Muhammad, the editor of the newspaper Awene, was insulted by Peshmergas.- Rahman Gharib, the head of the press freedom organization METRO and a reporter for Sumariya News, was attacked.- KNN programme director Namo Namiq was detained for several hours.- Radio Nawa reporter Bilal Muhammad was attacked and prevented from covering the incidents.- Saman Majed and Bwar Jalal, reporters for the PUK’s satellite TV station Gali Kurdistan, were attacked.- Sherko Salayi, a reporter for CNN in Arabic, was attacked.- Hemin Abdul Latif, reporter for the Destur news website, was badly injured while photographing demonstrators attacking the local headquarters of the KDP. – The Erbil headquarters of the KNN TV and radio station were set on fire.- Ari Muhammad, a photographer with the Metrography agency, was injured. News Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more News February 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats and targeted physical attacks on journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan *25 February, many journalists report receiving death threats- Niyaz Abdulla, an Erbil-based reporter for Radio Nawa, told Reporters Without Borders she was threatened by security forces while outside the Erbil governorate’s headquarters to cover a demonstration by young people in support of the Sulaymaniyah demonstrators. KDP supporters insulted her and threatened her with violence. When she left, she was followed by plainclothes officers until she found a taxi. “Nowadays there is no point filing a complaint against the security forces,” she said. She also said that security forces confiscated a camera from a journalist working for the newspaper Rudaw.- Latif Fatih Faraj, a journalist with PUK links who heads the Journalists Union in Kirkuk said: “I had just returned home after taking part in a live KNN programme on the demonstrations in Sulaymaniyah and other cities when I got a phone call. Describing himself as an important politician, the caller said he was going to kill me for criticising the KDP, which is led by Massoud Barzani, the autonomous Kurdistan region’s president. His number? 0770 39 705 98.”The head of the KDP in Kirkuk denied that his party could be responsible for such threats. “So I called the PUK, the Asayesh and the police,” Faraj added. “The police offered to put me under the protection of bodyguards but I refused. My brothers and cousins are with me, to protect me if anything happens to me.”- Members of a group of journalists based in Erbil were threatened after expressing support for the demonstrations in Sulaymaniyah. One of them, writer and political analyst Salah Mazen, wrote on Facebook: “Someone called me last night and clearly advised me not to participate in the demonstrations organized in Erbil. He said if I wanted to demonstrate, I should just go to Sulaymaniyah. He said, word for word: ‘If you value your life and love your children, stay quietly at home or leave Erbil for Sulaymaniyah.’” – Shawqi Kanabi, the head of the KNN bureau in Erbil, told Reporters Without Borders he had been warned that the station’s bureau could be attacked if it filmed the demonstrations in Erbil.- Freelance journalist Barzan Ali Hama was forced to leave Erbil after organizing a petition signed by a number of journalists that urged the region’s parliament to find a solution to the current crisis and to ensure that those responsible for shooting on demonstrators were brought to justice. Several of the signatories, who asked not to be identified, withdrew their support after receiving threats from KDP supporters.- Kaywan Hawrani, a freelance journalist based in Halabja, has also had to flee. One of his friends said: “Kaywan was one of the organizers of the 23 February demonstration in Halabja during which a policeman was injured. Soon after the demonstration, the police began to arrest the organizers. Kaywan fled the town. The police are looking for him.” – Meanwhile, a representative of the opposition party Goran said during a special parliamentary session on 23 February that six Peshmergas (Kurdish fighters) who were responsible for the arson attack on the privately-owned TV station NRT on 20 February were currently hospitalised because of the burns they sustained during the attack.“We now know the people who were responsible for this attack but we have obtained no clear response from the interior ministry and intelligence services.” He said. According some rumours, two of the Peshmergas involved were sent to Turkey for treatment because of the gravity of their burns. Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, voicing deep concern about the deterioration in the situation of journalists in his autonomous region since 17 February.The letter:HE Massoud BarzaniPresident of the Kurdistan Regional GovernmentOffice of the PresidentErbilParis, 28 February 2011Dear President Barzani,In a report released on 3 November, Reporters Without Borders said there was more press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan than in surrounding regions and that the situation had improved considerably in the past 10 years. However we would now like to share with you our deep concern about the deterioration in the situation of journalists in your autonomous region since 17 February.During the past 10 days, our organization has registered many physical attacks by the security forces on journalists covering the current demonstrations. Many journalists have also told us that they have received explicit death threats. Please find enclosed a list of these incidents, which is not exhaustive.As president of the autonomous regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan, Reporters Without Borders urges you to do everything in your power to end these media freedom violations and to ensure that the safety of all journalists is guaranteed. We would also like these incidents to be investigated, especially the arson attack on the privately-owned TV station NRT on 20 February.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our request.Sincerely, * 19 FebruaryPolice prevented many journalists from covering protests at the University of Sulaymaniyah.- Asayesh beat Hawlati reporter Ara Ibrahim using batons.- Police attacked a KNN TV crew.- Aras Muhammad, the head of Arasta magazine and Sound Radio, was injured by members of the Asayesh.- Hardi Salami, a reporter for the satellite TV station Gali Kurdistani, sustained a leg injury.- Payam reporter Wrya Ahmed sustained injuries to the hands and legs when he was attacked by police.- The Sulaymaniyah security committee also demanded university academic and intellectual Faruq Rafeeq’s arrest after he said, while taking part in a demonstration in Sulaymaniyah on 17 February: “Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, should apologize for the incidents and deaths caused by members of his party. Those who fired the fatal shots and those who gave them their orders should be arrested and brought to justice. And finally, the Peshmergas should leave the city.” * 18 February- Lutfi Doski, a Duhok-based KNN reporter, was prevented from filming the premises of the Gorran party in Duhok.- An NRT team was prevented from filming demonstrations.- Reporters for the newspaper Chatr were forced to delete the photos they had taken of the demonstrations.- Reporters for the newspaper Hawlati were prevented from filming incidents taking place in Sulaymaniyah. RSF_en A non-exhaustive list of incidents targeting media personnel during the past 10 days * 27 February – incidents at Erbilcenter_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Jean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders secretary-general * Incidents already mentioned in a previous release* 21 February- Ageed Saleem, an NRT reporter in Duhok, said he was threatened by a leading KDP member.* 20 February- Criminal raid of Naliya Radio and Television (NRT), a new satellite TV station based in Sulaymaniyah.- KNN reporter Bryar Namiq was badly injured by police and members of the Asayesh.- KURDIU reporter Balen Othman was attacked and his camera was destroyed.- Goran Othman, a journalist with the Islamic Group news website, was attacked.- Shaswar Mama, an NRT reporter in Raniya, was accosted by members of the security forces.- KURDIU reporter Mukhlis Ahmed was attacked in Raniya.- Following its coverage of the previous day’s events in Sulaymaniyah, staff at the newspaper Hawlati received a threatening phone call saying they should evacuate their Erbil office. News – Allan Sahebqrran, a reporter for the newspaper Hawlati, was attacked by men in civilian dress, who slashed his face. “I was outside the headquarters of the Erbil governorate with other journalists,” he said. “People in civilian dress ordered us to leave. At first they said they were police. Then they said they worked for the Asayesh (intelligence services). We also saw their cards. We were then followed by 12 plainclothes members of the security forces. When we got to the centre of Erbil, they hit me. Some of them filmed what was happening while the others kept on hitting me. I filed a complaint and was able to recover my camera from the Asayesh a bit later but I did not get my mobile phone back. My neck still hurts.”- Shwan Sidiq, a reporter for Civil Magazine, told Reporters Without Borders that a man in civilian dress prevented him from taking photos of a demonstrator who had been injured in Erbil.- Garmiyani Hamay Pur, a journalist with the satellite TV station KNN, said KNN cameraman Rahman Nariman was attacked in Kalar by members of the security forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), one of the two main parties that form the coalition government. His camera was taken and shots were fired at him. – Hemn Karim, the editor of Fshar, and Salman Kochari, a reporter for Standard Magazine, told Reporters Without Borders they had received death threats.* 26 February, a series of incidents, above all at Kalar (100 km south of Sulaymaniyah)- Garmiyani Hamay Pur, a KNN journalist based in Kalar, told Reporters Without Borders that the security forces banned him from filming. “I was told that the security forces had been ordered to hit journalists who covered the demonstrations. As a result, now only the partisan media can film during marches.”- Kawa Garmiyani, a reporter for the newspaper Awene, was physically attacked by masked gunmen who seized his camera and recorder while covering clashes between police and demonstrators earlier in the day in Kalar.- Speda TV journalist Sarkawt Salam and a photographer, Sangar Hamid, were attacked by gunmen. “We were attacked without any reason while covering the demonstration,” Salam told Reporters Without Borders.- Hawlati reporter Soran Ahmed was accosted in Sulaymaniyah by members of the counter-terrorist forces led by Pavel Talabani, the son of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who heads the other main ruling party in Kurdistan, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “They confiscated my camera and mobile phone,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “They also took my press card and the card issued by the Union of Journalists.”- Irfan Ahmed, Anwar Arab, Salam Haji and Nasih Abdulrahim were arrested by security forces while covering a demonstration in Halabja (80 km east of Sulaymaniyah). They were taken to the mayor’s office and were released an hour and a half later.- Freelance journalist and writer Soran Omar said he had received many threatening SMS messages from different phone numbers after giving an interview on the TV station Payam. “I think even Sulaymaniyah is not a place for independent journalists,” he told Reporters Without Borders. He requested protection from the authorities and contacted the mobile phone company Asia Cell to request the identity of the owners of the SIM cards from which the threats were sent.- Bestun Jallayi, the Speda TV bureau chief in Kalar, said he received a threatening SMS message in the evening. “Wait for death’s flood,” the SMS said.- Someone hacked into the Facebook pages of two influential writers and intellectuals, Mariwan Wrya Qani and Aras Fatah, after they voiced support for the demonstrations. The Kurdistanpost.info news website was also blocked. Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Receive email alertslast_img read more

Pasadena Waldorf School Students Perform Taiko Drumming Recital

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Cultural Heritage Pasadena Waldorf School Students Perform Taiko Drumming Recital Attended by school community members on the main lawn. Article and Photography by JEFFREY POEHLMANN Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 12:20 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy On Monday, May 13, 2013, Grammy-winner Koji Nakamura brought his skills as a Taiko drummer to the Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) campus for a special performance with seven students from the Eighth Grade class. Mr. Nakamura is the leader of the Los Angeles based Makoto Taiko group, one of approximately 300 Taiko performance groups in the United States.PWS Japanese teacher Hiromi Koyanagi had arranged the class for the students to learn Taiko drumming as an after school activity. Taiko, meaning “thick” or “fat” drum, is a traditional Japanese style dating back over 10,000 years. Initially, the Taiko drum evolved as a sacred instrument in spiritual ceremonies. Later, the drum was used for celebrating harvests and encouraging soldiers on the battlefield. Today it is primarily recognized as a performing art. Most of the drums used in the recital were handmade locally in Los Angeles, with the exception of the central drum that had been fashioned out of a single piece of wood in Japan.After 10 practice sessions with Mr. Nakamura, the students performed “Miyake-Daiko,” a traditional Japanese piece originating from Miyake Island, just south of Tokyo, Japan. Its energetic style and driving beat is likely influenced by the island’s active volcano. The piece is unique in the way the drummers must position themselves, creating a highly-visual performance.Mr. Nakamura’s group, Makoto Taiko, is also preparing for a June 29 concert of its own at Occidental College.Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Pasadena Waldorf High School, which opened this year, joins 40 other Waldorf high schools now operating in North America. Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

READ ON: Troy Public Library honors top summer readers

first_img You Might Like Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Gideon is the son of Jeremy and Pamela Sutton. Both parents are avid readers and share their love of books with him. Gideon is homeschooled.Lindsey Fannin, TPL children’s librarian, said 193 children between the ages of four and 18 registered for the library’s summer reading program.“During the 12-week Summer Reading Program, the young patrons together read more than 5,000 books and 187,000 pages,” Fannin said. READ ON: Troy Public Library honors top summer readers Latest Stories Email the author Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content The top readers in each age division were recognized at the awards program and received medals for their accomplishments.The top readers in the 4- and 5-year-old division were Evie Pack, first place, Caroline McDaniel, second place, and Luke Stuart, third place.In the six-year-old group, Jonah Lauer, first place, and Breylon Edward, second place.Hannah McVay took top-place honors in the 7-year-old group and Jane Pack was second.center_img By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Troy Belles look to finish summer on a high note The Troy Belles is heading back to the World Series for the sixth time in the last seven years. Since… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Gideon Sutton won first place in the 8-year-old group and Joe Drinkwater won second place.In the 9-year-old group, Eli Lauer was the first place winner and Sofia Aelterman won second place.Lydia Brown was the top reader in the 10-year-old group and Alex Oliver won second place honors.Lola Drinkwater won first place in the 11-year-old group and Edward Aelterman was the second-place reader.In the young adult group, which is ages 12 to 18, Tessa Suell won first place. Katelyn Davis took second place honors and Heather Gladwell was the third place winner.“We are proud of our participants this year. They worked hard and read many books,” Fannin said. “We are also thankful for the parents, grandparents and all others who brought the children to the library, helped them keep track of their reading logs and encouraged them at home to set goals and read as much as possible.”Fannin said the TPL’s Summer Reading Program is important to continued success in school.“Children can sometime experience a regression academically during school breaks, so reading year round is very important,” she said. “Our Summer Reading Program not only gives them a fun learning experience each week but it also encourages children to read and keeps their minds active when they are out of school for the summer.”Fannin said it is exciting to see young patrons in the library multiple times a week checking our books, searching for new books to read and hearing them talk about the books when they are returned.“Reading not only enhances your imagination and entertains you, it is also the foundation of your ability to learn,” she said. “So it’s important for children to maintain their reading skill even when they are not in school.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Eight-year-old Gideon Sutton of Goshen was honored as the top reader in the Troy Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program at the library’s awards program Tuesday afternoon at Xtreme Athletics Party Room.Gideon read 15,407 pages during the summer reading program. Most of the books Gideon chose to read were in the areas of space, science and fantasy.“I like to read and I read a lot of different books but now I’m reading ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and that’s all,” Gideon said. “I read a lot of pages this summer. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun at the summer reading program.” Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 25, 2019last_img read more

Workshop on the Antarctic wind field

first_imgThe Antarctic is the windiest continent on Earth,with many of the coastal research stationsaffected by strong katabatic winds. The strengthand persistence of the near-surface winds was noted bymany of the early explorers (Fig. 1), and this feature hasbeen perhaps the most intensively studied climatologicalelement since then. In recent years there have beenmany advances in our understanding of the wind fieldboth through the availability of data from automaticweather stations (AWSs) in remote locations and inimprovements in numerical models.For the last four years the Scientific Committee onAntarctic Research (SCAR) has been assessing ourknowledge of the Antarctic wind field and trying toimprove the representation of the winds in climateand numerical weather prediction (NWP) models.This meeting consisted of invited and submittedpapers on many aspects of the Antarctic wind field.During the final morning there was a panel discussionthat summarized our current understanding andconsidered the gaps in our knowledge.last_img read more

Navy suspends search for missing USS John S.McCain sailors

first_img View post tag: US Navy US Navy identifies 1 of 10 missing USS John S. McCain sailors as search is suspended Authorities August 24, 2017 The US Navy’s 7th Fleet announced it is suspending the search efforts for US Navy sailors reported missing after a collision between US destroyer USS John S. McCain and a commercial tanker on Monday.The navy said it discovered the remains of one sailor while the other nine are still missing.US and regional navies spent more than 80 hours searching for the missing sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.Ten sailors went missing following a collision between the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the Liberian-flagged merchant vessel Alnic MC.U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers will continue search and recovery efforts inside flooded compartments in the ship for the missing sailors.The recovered sailor was identified as Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from New Jersey.Still missing are:Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from MissouriInterior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, from TexasElectronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, from MarylandElectronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, from OhioInformation Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, from MarylandInformation Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, from New YorkElectronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, from ConnecticutElectronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, from TexasInterior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, from IllinoisMultinational search efforts included ships and aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Navy, Singapore Air Force, Singapore Maritime Port Authority, Singapore Police Coast Guard, Royal Malaysian Navy, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Indonesian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force.The incident is under investigation to determine the facts and circumstances of the collision.Related:US Navy relieves 7th Fleet commander after latest collisionUS Navy halts operations worldwide as search for 10 missing sailors continuesRemains of some sailors found in flooded USS John S. McCain compartmentscenter_img Share this article View post tag: USS John S. McCain Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy identifies 1 of 10 missing USS John S. McCain sailors as search is suspended last_img read more

Hit the deck

first_img== 1 I am a small independent sandwich shop operator with limited kitchen space. I buy in mostly bake-off products, so I require a deck oven that is well-suited to baking-off baguettes and making pizzas, but it has to be simple to use. ==Firstly, don’t dither, be more specific! “From the start, I’d need to know the tray size and the volume of product that you wish to bake. This would enable me to recommend the type of oven that would best suit your requirements,” says Interbake’s sales director, David Dunne. “As you’re baking products that are not very high, a low crown oven would best suit your needs.”He suggests taking a punt on Macadam’s of South Africa’s Macbake range of ovens (pictured right). “They can operate with a controller that’s programmable to suit a range, ensuring that operators with no baking skills can achieve accurate results consistently,” he says.The advantage of an electrical multi-deck oven is that the decks are independently controlled and temperatures can be thermostatically set through both crown and the sole of each deck. Different products can be baked at different temperatures simultaneously, permitting a flexible operation. Macadam’s ovens are available either two or three trays wide per deck and can be supplied in one to five decks high.Pile ’em high is also the advice from Mono, which advocates modular formats for a small independent sandwich shop with limited space, but which has ambitions to grow. “Operators with an expanding number of retail sites, can rapidly increase production by installing an additional deck to an existing oven,” says Andrew Jones, Mono’s general manager, who recommends Mono’s Harmony ovens.This oven includes a programmable damper time, energy saving with sleep mode, plus an optional colour controllable panel. It has a patented steam system that requires no boilers or special insurance certificates, he says.”If a smaller oven is required, the Cervap compact is very suitable for the small independent bakery,” adds Jones. Special features include an independent cast iron steam generator on the left of each deck, two energy options of oil and gas and optional steam vents on each deck.Sandwich shop bake-off requires baking ’little and often’. “What might be more suitable then is a smaller convection oven of maybe three or four grids,” says Alan Burgess, business development manager of CBES Food Systems. “However, if there’s sufficient bake-off volume and a need for pizza baking as well, then the obvious answer is a stackable deck oven”. EBO from Wiesheu Decks come in two heights, 165mm and 200mm, and can be stacked three high, with each deck individually controlled.== 2 I am a three-shop business making traditional products from one central bakery, such as oven-bottom bloomers and sourdoughs. I’m looking for an oven with a thick stone, an even bake and steam. It would be good to have versatile programmable options. ==For any bakery looking for an oven to produce traditional products, getting stoned (as it were) is a must. A thick stone with even bake and efficient steam is crucial, says Mono’s technical sales manager Chris Huish. Its Omega deck oven (pictured left) features 20cm-thick baking slabs and produce good crust and volume. It features an electronic control system, supplied as standard, and a high-resolution graphic screen for programming 50 baking recipes.”If you require the versatility of baking with an oven that has features of a thick stone sole the Macadams Cyclothermic Deck Oven is the oven I would recommend,” says David Dunne of Interbake. If you go for the electricity-fuelled option, each deck can be independently controlled; if fuelled by gas or oil, you can have different temperatures within the decks. Using canvas setters, the Cyclothermic allows products to be baked on the stone sole. “This type of baking gives fermented products a superior crust and quality similar to continental breads,” says Dunne.Meanwhile, the Matic multi-deck oven has indirect heating with steam tubes and is “particularly suitable for the production of Mediterranean crispy bread and artisan loaves, with a good balance between crust and crumb”, says Alan Burgess of CBES. Optimum controlled steaming guarantees the traditional appearance of many ethnic-style products.== 3We are a business with green ethics at our core and we need an oven that’s as sustainable as possible, that will seriously cut our energy bill, and one which won’t compromise on the bake. ==Green ovens? What will they think of next… Interbake says it offers a range of ovens that are fuelled by wood-burning pellets, which are manufactured from sawdust – considered a renewable source of energy. “Even allowing for emissions of fossil carbon dioxide in planting, harvesting, processing and transporting the fuel, replacing fossil fuel with wood fuel will typically reduce net CO2 emissions by over 90%,” says David Dunne of Interbake.The type of deck oven it offers is a steam tube oven with a burner that heats water-filled steel tubes, that radiate heat throughout the baking chambers. “This heat is very solid and gives a very mellow bake characteristic that is associated with old-type brick ovens,” says Dunne. “The ovens are employed on a basis of baking on falling heat, so the day starts with bread and fermented goods, then proceeds with pastries and cake production.”The Baking Industry Exhibition proved a huge draw for Bakewell Ovens which was showcasing its own wood pellet-fuelled oven, which features a carbon-neutral system. “The response since the NEC show has been overwhelming, to say the least,” says Richard MacDonald of Bakewell. “We’re now in discussions with The Carbon Trust on the best way to advise customers on suitable loans.”Bakewell’s oven (pictured below) is claimed to be more cost-effective than ovens that run on electricity, gas and oil. He cites typical cost savings as follows: electric oven, 21,000 kW/h = £20,580; wood pellet cost for the year £7,621, giving an average saving of £12,959. All ovens are 100% stainless steel and can be built to the customers’ specifications.Another factor to consider is how much heat the oven loses. Mono’s Omega deck oven has reinforced door seals with glazed doors to reduce heat loss. On the inside, the electronic system constantly checks the actual temperatures in the oven and optimises the heating power, in order to add the right amount of energy necessary.The regularly spaced heating elements and added power at the front of the oven contribute to a homogenous baking process in the chamber, says Huish. Mono also supplies a compact deck oven, the Mono 3-4-8, which has double-glazed doors and a heat-reflecting coating to greatly reduce heat loss, plus a new low-energy steaming system that eliminates the need for a boiler or elements becoming clogged-up. Handily, the unit’s seven-day on-off timer means that the oven can be brought up to temperature before a baker arrives in the morning.—-=== Top tip to cut costs ===To reduce running costs, avoid over-specifying your oven in terms of capacity. Secondly, if you are lucky enough to have both gas and electricity available on-site, then get the heat output value (BTU/hour) or the kW/h value of any oven you are thinking of buying and ask your utility company to do an operating cost comparison between the two for you. This will give you a rough idea of what it will cost you to operate each oven and you can factor this into your decision-making process.”In terms of the bake, gas is usually more efficient and imparts some moisture that is favourable over electric. Some electric decks are slow to recover when pushed hard,” advises Alan Burgess of CBES Food Systems.last_img read more