Archbishop of Cape Town calls on churches to pray ‘Thy…

first_img Press Release Service Posted Nov 28, 2017 Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, has asked churches in his province to take part in next year’s “Thy Kingdom Come” global prayer initiative. “Thy Kingdom Come” began in 2016 as an invitation from the archbishops of Canterbury and York to the clergy in the Church of England to pray for mission and evangelism during the 10 days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. It was picked up by other Christian churches in England and around the world and is now an annual global prayer movement. This year, churches in 85 different countries took part. In 2018, the initiative will run May 10 to 20.Read the entire article here. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Archbishop of Cape Town calls on churches to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Africa, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Polls website back online

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes July 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Polls website back online ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en The government said on 29 June that it wanted to tighten control of weblogs and search engines. The Information Office of the State Council, through its director, Cai Wu, said that the government was going to “take effective measures to put the BBS, blog and search engine under control”.Industry and information minister Wang Xiaodong added that his services would “speed up the technology development to safeguard the management of the Net” and “do more researches on the Internet security issues triggered by the new technologies of blogs and search engines.”In a country in which the traditional media are strictly controlled by the regime, the Internet is a media which is expanding rapidly with more than 100 million Internet-users and nearly 37 million weblogs – a figure which is expected to pass 60 million by the end of the year, according to a study carried out by the University of Tsinghua.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Organisation News to go further News Receive email alerts 中文版本The website Polls was allowed to reopen after negotiations between its webmaster, Lu Guanghui, and the provincial authorities in Hunan, central China. After going back online the site invited visitors to reply to the following question: “Will the speech given by President Hu Jintao on the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party speed up the fight against corruption in China?” It suggests four possible answers: “Yes this speech will significantly contribute to speeding up the process”, “Yes, this speech will have the desired effect”, “No this speech is just window-dressing” and “Hard to say for now, so no opinion.”—————-30.06.2006Noose tightening around Chinese Web中文版本Freedom of expression on the Internet has been constantly eroded in China for the last two years, said Reporters Without Borders, calling for solidarity with those – bloggers, journalists or simple Internet-users – who are fighting for a free Internet in China.Laws regulating the Net are multiplying and censorship is being reaffirmed as a national priority every day, said the press freedom organisation.The website Polls, which has already been closed by the authorities in May 2006, has come under a fresh official onslaught and has not posted any fresh news since 27 June, while on 29 June, the government announced it was going to step up control of weblogs and search engines to block all “illegal and unhealthy” content.Polls was closed for several weeks in May after posting a questionnaire about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. After several weeks of negotiations with the authorities the site was able to reopen on 6 June.But on 27 June, the director of Polls, Lu Guanghui, received a phone call from the Publicity Department (former Propaganda Department) in Hunan province in central China informing him that his site was no longer tolerated by the authorities in Beijing. They considered that articles posted on the site referring to the Cultural Revolution were “extremely irresponsible” and likely to have “harmful effects on society”. The website was again accessible on the morning of 29 June, but empty of all content, its home page saying that “negotiations are under way with the competent authorities”. Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

US-based Chinese TV station expelled from APEC forum

first_img News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go further November 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US-based Chinese TV station expelled from APEC forum News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at the expulsion of a New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) crew from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in the South Korean city of Pusan on 15 November.Forum organisers accused the two-member crew, led by Seoul-based NTDTV correspondent Chang Sik Lee, of “violating coverage procedure” and withdrew its accreditation although it had been allowed to cover meetings the previous day with no problem.“NTDTV supports the Falun Gong spiritual movement, which is persecuted in China, and its expulsion from the forum is further evidence of the TV station’s harassment by the Chinese authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is regrettable that the organisers of such a forum were accomplices to this kind of pressure.”The crew was expelled after it tried to cover a bilateral meeting between China and South Korea without previously registering for this event. Yet other journalists who had not pre-registered were not asked to leave. Chang accused the Chinese authorities of using this as a pretext to put pressure on the forum organisers to get them to leave.Reporters Without Borders has registered many attempts to obstruct NTDTV’s operations since it was launched in 2001, including physical attacks, arrests, and economic pressure on advertisers and companies that handle its satellite transmissions. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on South Koreacenter_img South KoreaAsia – Pacific November 19, 2020 Find out more News News Receive email alerts RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation South KoreaAsia – Pacific November 11, 2020 Find out more August 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

2-year-old boy found dead in Limerick apartment

first_imgPrint TAGSfeatured Advertisement First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A TWO-year-old boy has been found dead at an apartment in what was described as terribile tragedy in Limerick this Saturday evening.Emergency services were called to the scene in the city centre when the alarm was raised. The identity of the caller is as of yet unknown.The toddler was pronounced dead at the scene at an apartment in Parnell Street shortly after 4:30pm.The remains have been taken to the University Hospital Limerick where the Deputy State Pathologist will carry out a full postmortem examination to determine the cause of death.Gardai and a full compliment of emergency services attended the scene this Saturday.It is understood that Gardai say that the results of the postmortem will determine what the course, if any, the investigation will take. Twitter NewsBreaking news2-year-old boy found dead in Limerick apartmentBy Staff Reporter – January 10, 2015 873 WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleWrap yourself in warm Winter MusicNext articlePictures – Young Munster v Terenure Ulster Bank League #UBL Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Email Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Consultation begins on Letterkenny Transport Plan

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHSE chief to warn of more waves of Covid-19Next articleTen-T could be more disruptive than initially envisaged – Coyle News Highland Consultation begins on Letterkenny Transport Plan Pinterest Google+ Donegal County Council is currently preparing a Local Transport Plan for LetterkennyThe Council says National Policy as contained in the National Planning Framework (NPF) and Ireland’s Climate Change Strategy are central to the development of the plan as they set out targets for tackling climate change by providing/encouraging more sustainable transportation modes.The Local Transport Plan for Letterkenny will: examine the current lack of alternatives to the car and land use patterns which can better effect a modal shift to public transport, walking and cycling; will seek to address current issues and anticipate future problems in the transport network of the town and its strategic routes; and in doing so will present a detailed analysis of the current transport situation and present potential interventions and recommendations for active travel options, roads based solutions including the strategic routes and solutions to encourage provision and greater use of public transport.People are being asked to complete a brief survey to inform the preparation of the plan and enable further engagement at the subsequent stage of the publication of the Draft Local Transport Plan in 2021.The survey can be accessed HERE and will remain open until Friday 16th October. Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – September 29, 2020 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Mitsubishi Electric develops “BLEnDer ICE” battery-powered wireless terminal to collect meter data and control networked sensors

first_imgUtilises sensor data to improve the efficiency of gas and water utilities Mitsubishi Electric develops “BLEnDer ICE” battery-powered wireless terminal to collect meter data and control networked sensors. (Credit:Plumpaquatsch/Wikimedia Commons) Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed the BLEnDer ICE battery-powered wireless communication terminal for use in sensor networks to collect gas and water meter data and remotely control sensors in the networks. This terminal will enable meters to be automatically read and both monitored and controlled remotely to achieve greater efficiency in the maintenance operations of utilities and infrastructure operators. Various tests conducted so far have demonstrated that the terminal operates and communicates stably in the field.BLEnDer (short for Bid Liaison and Energy Dispatcher) is a packaged software developed by Mitsubishi Electric in response to the changes in the power industry and support utilities to realize smarter and more efficient operations. The BLEnDer Intelligent Communication Edge (ICE) terminal will work together with the BLEnDer HE (Head End) software which manages and controls smart meters through various communication methods and the BLEnDer MESH software which utilizes wireless multi-hop communication to realize a wide range smart meter communication network at a low cost.Key Features1) Common interface enables connection with diverse meters and sensorsThe BLEnDer ICE terminal supports standard communication interfaces to ensure connectivity with not only gas and water meters but also various sensing equipment. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Chris Zabilowicz takes Michaelmas 2017 presidency in Union elections

first_imgChris Zabilowicz is the new President-elect of the Oxford Union, following the results of the uncontested elections on Friday 3 March.Zabilowicz, who ran unopposed, will become the President in Michaelmas term 2017, receiving 687 votes.Melissa Hinkley was elected to be Librarian-elect and Gui Cavalcanti was elected to become Treasurer. Maan Al-Yasiri was elected as the in-coming Secretary. For the third consecutive term, all officer positions were uncontested.Stephen Horvath, Minal Haq, Sabriyah Sayeed, Myah Popat, and Andrew Ng were elected to the Union Standing Committee.Full results below:OFFICERSPresident-Elect: Chris Zabilowicz – 687 (RON – 102)Librarian-Elect: Melissa Hinkley – 671 (RON – 97)Treasurer-Elect: Gui Cavalcanti – 677 (RON – 91)Secretary-Elect: Maan Al-Yasiri – 674 (RON – 92)STANDING Stephen Horvath – 260Minal Haq – 159Sabriyah Saeed – 155Myah Popat – 130Andrew Ng – 119SECRETARY’SNorbert Sobolak – 91James Lamming – 88Brian O’Brien – 77Shivani Ananth – 77Amelia Weiss – 75Josie Dallas – 71Isabelle Agerbak – 70Milo Reynolds – 66Lavanya Chowdhury – 68Kyrill Afudego – 63Matt Cook – 61last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Celebrate Bayliss’ 40th Birthday With A Classic Setlist And A Custom Cubs Jersey

first_imgImprov/Prog-rockers Umphrey’s McGee stopped at The Higher Ground in Burlington, VT last night, and they were celebrating guitarist Brendan Bayliss turning the big 4-0. Umphrey’s was formed as a college band, so that they are still plugging away and playing packed rooms all these years later must be incredible for the Chicago-based rockers.Umphrey’s kicked off set on with a run from their intro song “Lucid State” into multi-part progressive rocker “Educated Guess”. Following that up with the rare ballad “Passing”, the band then kept things going with a huge “Domino Theory”. The set featured a couple of older UM songs in “Syncopated Strangers”, “The Fussy Dutchman”, and a pulsating version of “Morning Song”. Set one ended with a cover of Modest Mouse‘s “The Good Times Are Killing Me”, which found Bayliss on acoustic guitar. The band had only played the song once before, at a show where fans curated the setlist back in 2012.Following a short break, Umphrey’s returned to the stage with an epic “JaJunk” > “Upward” > “JaJunk” segment that immediately brought the energy back up. With a quick run through the rockin’ ballad “Loose Ends”, Umphrey’s then busted out the uptempo progressive song “Crucial Taunt” for the first time in 205 shows. The end of the show found the band in fine form, as they moved from jam launchpad “Utopian Fir” into a rare cover of “Driven To Tears” by The Police, before bringing things to a close with a dance-heavy version of electronic rager “The Triplewide”.For the encore, Umphrey’s played one of their most classic Bayliss-written tunes, “All In Time”, which featured the “Gravity’s Real” lyrical Jimmy Stewart segment that fans absolutely adore. Only played a handful of times by the band, the rare fan-favorite was the perfect way to end a night in celebration of Mr. Brendan Bayliss.In honor of the guitarist/lyricist’s birthday, the band presented him with a custom Chicago Cubs jersey with his name and the number “40” written on the back, which they showcased to the crowd at one point while toasting Bayliss on the stage. See below for the jersey the band gave Bayliss, as well as the full setlist from last night’s show at the Higher Ground, courtesy of allthings.umphrey’s.com. Umphrey’s McGee | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT | 8/11/2016Set 1: Lucid State > Educated Guess, Passing, Domino Theory, Syncopated Strangers > Final Word > Syncopated Strangers[1], The Fussy Dutchman, Morning Song, Gone for Good[2], The Good Times Are Killing Me[2]Set 2: JaJunk > Upward > JaJunk, Loose Ends, Crucial Taunt, Utopian Fir > Driven to Tears > The Triple WideEncore: All In Time > Gravity’s Real > All In Time[1] with Joel on vocals[2] with Brendan on acoustic guitar[photo via @soundslike_age]last_img read more

Alienware Debuts its Thinnest and Lightest 17” notebook with Alienware m17 and Earns a “2019 CES Innovation Award” In Gaming

first_imgFor gamers desiring a larger screen size to dominate their competition without the excess weight that usually comes with it, the new Alienware m17 makes its triumphant debut at CES. Alienware’s thinnest, lightest 17” laptop at only 5.79 lbs., which is 40% lighter than its predecessor, combines sizable graphics, uncompromised performance and easy mobility. Available in Epic Silver and Nebula Red, the m17 derives its light strength from such premium materials as magnesium alloy and copper.Along with exceptional thermal management, gamers will marvel at its gameplay performance with the option of 8th-gen Intel Core i9K processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPUs for the ultimate laptop gaming experience. The GeForce RTX 20 Series graphic processors for laptops are powered by Turing architecture with real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence and programmable shading that enable Alienware’s thinnest, fastest and quietest laptops.The Alienware m17 follows the recent launch of the thinnest and lightest 15” Alienware laptop ever made, the Alienware m15, which is custom-designed for gamers on-the-go who value lightness and thinness (only 4.76 lbs.). With the power to run high-graphic games, m15 features industry-best 8th-gen Intel Core i5/i7 and now i9 CPUs featuring dynamic CPU overclocking alongside NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics.Expert Reviews says “I’ve had some hands-on time with the m15 and can confirm that it’s an impressively slim laptop, considering the high-end hardware that’s packed inside.” Tom’s Hardware praised its “thin, sleek design; strong performance; long battery life; tactile keyboard; bright, vivid display”. While LaptopMag says “Overall, the Alienware m15 is a top contender for the thin-and-light gaming crown.”And we’re incredibly proud that both the Alienware m15 and m17 have earned a 2019 CES Innovation Award in the gaming category for outstanding product design and engineering. And this is just the start of exciting gaming news coming from Alienware and Dell at CES. On Tuesday, January 8 at 10 a.m. CT we are announcing some ground breaking new hardware, software and partnership news. You don’t want to miss this. Come see us in person at Dell’s CES launch event at the Sands Showroom at the Venetian or tune into the livestream to hear  Dell and Alienware’s gaming news.I’m looking forward to an exciting week and hope you get a chance to come visit us at the #DellExperience, located at The SugarCane with the Venetian during #CES2019.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Lindsay Lohan Aims to Return to the Stage in Oleanna & More

first_img View Comments Full Cast Set for The Ruling Class, Starring James McAvoy We now know who will be joining the previously announced James McAvoy in The Ruling Class. Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge) will play Sir Charles Gurney, with Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O’Donnell (Skyfall) as Daniel Tucker. Trafalgar Transformed’s revival of Peter Barnes’ satirical comedy will be directed by Jamie Lloyd and officially open in the West End on January 27, 2015. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the holiday weekend. Another Gigi in New York You wait your whole life (no really, that’s us) to see Gigi on stage and then two productions come along at once. A revival of Anita Loos’ Gigi, which opened on Broadway in 1951, launching the career of Audrey Hepburn, will run off-Broadway. The play will begin performances on January 12, 2015 at The Storm Theatre. This is not to be confused with the Great White Way-bound Gigi musical, which stars Vanessa Hudgens belting about the invention of champagne and urging us to say a prayer for her tonight. We’re looking forward to seeing both.center_img Lindsay Lohan Aims to Return to the Stage in Oleanna Lindsay Lohan has completed her London run in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, directed by Lindsay Posner. And guess what? Proving her detractors wrong, she got acceptable reviews and turned up to every show on time. So positive was the experience for all concerned that it would seem that the Mean Girls star is planning to headline Mamet’s Oleanna next year, also helmed by Posner. We’re impressed. A New Situation at My Big Gay Italian Funeral Frank Sorrentino (Jersey Shore’s The Situation’s big brother!) has been tapped for My Big Gay Italian Funeral off-Broadway. He will star opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson as his former gay lover Dominick Vitale. Currently being played by Addison LeMay, Sorrentino is set to step into the role beginning January 18, 2015.last_img read more