In New Orleans, prayer teams cover one block at a…

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Also in the front seat, Minor filled in the gaps between Campbell’s appeals: “Hallelujah … Glory, glory.”Half a dozen others also do the prayer drives. They pray for an end to the scourge of murders sapping the city — 199 last year, and 17 or so on the streets Campbell drove last week.Sometimes, Campbell and Minor join hands, bouncing slowly over the pothole-filled streets of their neighborhood. “Cover your children, Father God,” Minor said. “In the name of Jesus.”The car turned onto A.P. Tureaud Boulevard. “Hope is not in the dollar,” Campbell said. “Hope is in you, Christ Jesus.” The pair drove past people sitting on stoops, past Tony’s Historical Parakeet Restaurant and Bar, past the blighted houses and freshly rebuilt homes in neighborhoods undergoing checkerboard recoveries. In August, 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city and resulted in about 1,400 deaths.Campbell and Minor’s group consists of six women and one man. They are from different churches, bound together by an ad hoc prayer group that meets twice a month at Campbell’s house. This is strictly their project. They are among thousands of people unorganized, unsponsored, praying daily for the safety of New Orleans.Usually the people in Campbell’s group go solo. Sometimes it’s a special trip. But sometimes they pray while doing something else, like going out for groceries. The trips can be long or short. Each person prays however he or she is moved to. Campbell and her friends have been doing this for about six weeks.Across the city, thousands of Catholics formally pray for peace in the city at each Sunday Mass, reciting a special anti-crime petition at the request of Archbishop Gregory Aymond. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church keeps a tally of murders in the city on a huge white board outside the church building, to raise awareness and “name the victims.” Other clergy lead congregations in other ways, and run youth ministries, literacy programs, sports programs, anything to help tamp down crime.But Campbell and her friends have decided the most powerful thing they can do is drive the city’s streets and pray, as the community does its business, unaware, around them. “We got a problem, but we don’t know how to solve it,” Campbell insisted. “Well, we do,” she said, meaning herself, Minor and their friends. “We’re taking it to the Spirit.” Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Bill Terry says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis February 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm It is true that New Orleans is in a unique darkness unlike other urban crime areas. The first step in stopping this holocaust is prayer. What kept New Orleans alive after Katrina was not the Government, nor City Resources, nor politicians: it was the National Guard, and hundreds of Faith Based responders on grass roots levels that made pilgrimage to a city destroyed. They still come and we still need them. So too, the initial response from urban violence in NOLA can only effectively come from faith based responders located in the neighborhoods that we know and serve. We ARE the network of hope. We lack financial resources but we do not lack faith nor imagination. We can and are doing what government cannot or will not do effectively. I only hope that those with bounty and resources will support those who can well use them to save a generation of young people. We are effective first by prayer then by action. Comments are closed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Anexo House / Lez Arquitetura

first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk, Coral, Danilo Vale, Estúdio Mosaico, Hunter Fan, Portinari, Riolax Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938372/anexo-house-lez-arquitetura Clipboard Gabriella Chiarelli Anexo House / Lez Arquitetura Photographs:  Joana França Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Design Team:Marianna ResendeClients:Cássia e DagobertoEngineering:Eixo Engenharia / SiteCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joana FrançaRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. This project involves (for leisure use) the extension of an existing house, located in a quiet and surrounded by trees neighborhood in Brasilia-DF. The family (composed of a couple, three children and two dogs) loves to receive friends at home. They felt the need for a larger space, outside the main house, for social events.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThereby, it was proposed an annex that values and respects the existing building, embracing its surroundings. It is practical construction for the everyday life, with modern and contemporary elements, consisting of simple materials, in neutral tones, which harmonize with each other and create coziness. A large metallic pergola covered with glass determines the main access of the annex, connecting it to the existing house. The social space is formed by the integration of the kitchen, living and dining rooms; sliding doors connect the house to the external garden and the varanda, which includes a hot tube.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Joana FrançaA central kitchen countertop built from reinforced concrete, assists the main uses of the space, including audio and video equipment; it structures a wood plank (6m long) table, which can comfortably be used as a table by twelve people at the same time. The washstand (covered by a wood mdf cabinet) shared by both restrooms, which are accessible by eye-hidden pivoting doors in a slatted wood panel built in the background. A bedroom and a pantry were also located inside the annex. A garage (with a workshop) and a bathroom complete the annex on the external side.Project gallerySee allShow lessSkybox House / Dick Clark + AssociatesSelected ProjectsIsolation Office Pod / Podmakers LtdSelected Projects Share 2019 CopyHouses•Brazil Houses Area:  185 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Anexo House / Lez ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveAnexo House / Lez Arquitetura Photographs Projects Save this picture!© Joana França+ 18Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLez ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasiliaResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on April 28, 2020Cite: “Anexo House / Lez Arquitetura” [Casa Anexo / Lez Arquitetura] 28 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 Lead Architect: Architects: Lez Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938372/anexo-house-lez-arquitetura Clipboard Year: last_img read more

Corporate fundraising round-up for September 2016

first_img  123 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Melanie May | 6 September 2016 | News 5) Hope for Children & Chipmunks FootwearHope for Children and Chipmunks Footwear are collaborating with a competition to design a children’s welly with proceeds from sales to go to the charity. The welly will be sold online by outlets including Debenhams, JD Williams and House of Fraser with 10% of profits to support the charity’s work among vulnerable children in Africa and Asia as well as in the UK. The competition is open until 20th September and the winning entry will be decided by ex-Hear’Say singer Suzanne Shaw. The welly will then be manufactured and sold by Chipmunks Footwear. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 2) Breast Cancer Haven & Jardine of LondonRoyalty-inspired handbag brand, Jardine of London partnered with the Guards Polo Club’s Ladies Charity Trophy in support of Breast Cancer Haven on 27th August. Jardine of London sponsored a polo team with the event raising £20k on the day, with a live auction and a silent auction to which Jardine of London donated a bag.  Another bag was given as a prize to the Great Sportsmanship winner. Here are six corporate fundraising partnerships for the beginning of September.From sponsorship and participation in sporting events, to competitions, auctions, friendly fundraising rivalry and donations from sales, the opportunities for involving corporate partners in fundraising are almost endless.1) Willow Foundation & AmidoTechnology consultancy Amido has made a commitment to donate all the money that it makes through partner referrals from Gigya, the customer identity management platform, to the Willow Foundation. The programme means that every time the company receives money from a technology vendor as part of a new contract win, that money will be given directly to Willow to support their special days programme. The first donation of £5,060 was made by Gigya in August.center_img Corporate fundraising round-up for September 2016 3) Cure Leukaemia, Malmaison & Hotel du VinBirmingham hotels Malmaison and Hotel du Vin are engaging in some friendly rivalry to raise vital funds for blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. Both hotels are now official corporate partners of the blood cancer charity and will be fundraising throughout Cure Leukaemia’s ‘Just One More’ campaign which aims to raise £40,000 to fund a specialist research nurse for a year. Malmaison and Hotel du Vin will be competing to raise the most through a number of fundraising ideas that will run during September’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Tagged with: corporate fundraising  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 6) SSAFA & Briggs DefenceA team supported by Briggs Defence has helped to raise £120,000 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, after taking part in a 3,000 mile charity drive across Europe. The specialist defence division of engineering services, asset management and equipment supply company Briggs Equipment was a key sponsor of the biennial charity event, Rally for Heroes, while the Briggs team was one of 60 teams that took part in the event, which aimed to drive five miles for each person to die while on operations in Afghanistan since 2001. 4) Make-A-Wish UK & Topgolf UKTopgolf UK has announced a charity partnership with Make-A-Wish® UK. It has planned a number of charity initiatives, from donations on menu items, to associates taking part in charity skydives, and running the London Marathon to help raise funds and boost the profile of Make-A-Wish, starting with the Topgolf team at Addlestone, Surrey, who took part in a charity skydive on September 1st.last_img read more

News agency abandons reporter to her fate as she receives threats in run-up to election

first_img RSF_en Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage KosovoEurope – Central Asia Shala asked Sparkes if it was normal that two PDK members who are being investigated by EULEX on suspicion of corruption and murder should be running in next December’s parliamentary elections, clearly contravening European democratic standards. Sparkes acknowledged that it was not “good for Kosovo’s image.” News News November 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News agency abandons reporter to her fate as she receives threats in run-up to election “Ever since my intervention at the news conference and the publication of my article, I have been getting a lot of very humiliating, threatening and offensive SMS messages from PDK supporters,” Shala said in her written statement, which Reporters Without Borders received. “I am being very clearly warned about what I may write.” “We fully support Shala, who has been very strangely punished for professional conduct that constitutes the very basis of journalism and needs, more than ever, to be welcomed in Kosovo,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We urge the Kosovar media to show their support for her by raising the issues she highlighted as often as possible with the Kosovar and international authorities.” The article that Shala wrote after the news conference was quickly posted on the KosovaPress website but was suddenly removed a few hours later. Shala said the news agency’s management valuated her questions at the news conference were “unprofessional,” “stupid” and “had nothing to do with the election campaign.” She added there was no alternative for her but to leave such a working environment. Reporters Without Borders urges all of the many international bodies that have a presence in Pristina to express their support for Shala and to convey their concern to the Kosovar authorities. European Union special envoy Pieter Cornelis Feith cannot allow journalists to be threatened and sanctioned for covering EULEX’s activities in a professional manner and for doing investigative reporting that is extremely necessary in the newly declared country. Help by sharing this information Organisation Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina This case raises serious concerns about the freedom that state and privately-owned media journalists will be allowed in their coverage of the campaign for the December elections. The PDK leadership and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci’s acting government must publicly express their support for Shala and disown the threats. An investigation must also be opened with the aim of identifying those responsible for the SMS messages and ensuring they are severely punished. June 29, 2020 Find out more KosovoEurope – Central Asia August 18, 2017 Find out more Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the threats and treatment that Sebahate Shala of the KosovaPress agency has received since raising a sensitive issue about two members of the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) at a news conference that Andy Sparkes, the deputy head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), gave on 12 November. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Kosovo News Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia “The KosovaPress management’s reaction is incomprehensible and unworthy of a profession in which solidarity should be the rule,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Shala’s questions were both justified and very clearly a matter of public interest. Her treatment by the agency was totally unwarranted and clearly motivated by non-journalistic considerations. We urge the KosovaPress management to immediately return her in the agency and to support its journalists when they are threatened in this way.” News June 14, 2018 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

Sewell’s ‘non-car-dealership dealership’ opens

first_img View of the service area in the new Sewell Ford Lincoln dealership on Parks Legado Road Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Odessa, Texas.  A vehicle sits in the main show room of the new Sewell Ford-Lincoln dealership on Parks Legado Road Wednesday in Odessa. Sewell Ford-Lincoln opened Tuesday at the Parks Legado Town Center. Local NewsBusiness Sewell’s ‘non-car-dealership dealership’ opens Twitter Facebook Customers look through the E.F. Outfitters retail store in the new Sewell Ford-Lincoln dealership on Parks Legado Road on Wednesday in Odessa. Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% WhatsApp View of the new Reading Lounge with computers in the new Sewell Ford Lincoln dealership on Parks Legado Road Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Odessa, Texas. Pinterest By admin – June 2, 2018 Texas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay The dealership was a key part of the vision for the town center development from the beginning.But the project would suffer delay — first trouble finding contractors during the previous oil boom and more seriously when the 2017 hail storm ravaged the building as it neared completion, causing nearly a yearlong setback.The company finally moved in with its 250-some employees and sundry equipment in a blitz during the Memorial Day weekend in time for the Tuesday opening.“We moved all these people and all their computers and all of this merchandise, and we did it in three days,” General Manager Mike Merrill said. “It was quite amazing to see a team pull together, and put in 12 to 20 hour days and get this done so we could all be ready to work on Tuesday morning.”The service and parts departments are more spacious but also climate controlled — something Sewell said is a rarity. For employees like Oscar Jimenez, a mechanic who has worked for the company 45 years, that means getting out of the triple-digit heat he would have endured this week at the Eighth Street dealership.“It’s not a shop, it’s a showroom,” Jimenez said.The company plans to show it off to potential car buyers.The car dealership is still a car dealership. But Merrill said it’s more efficient and more comfortable for customers than the former dealership on Eighth Street.The new campus consolidated the car dealership’s inventory, which previously sprawled across a few locations. The air conditioned parts and service center should lead to greater productivity by more comfortable workers, Sewell said.The new campus houses 58 service bays and five quick service bays, as well as an automated carwash.The company will now supply customers with loaner cars, instead of relying on a rental company.There are separate drop-offs for personal and commercial vehicles.“The white elephant is: Are prices going to go up as a result of this?” Sewell said. “And the answer to that is absolutely not.”The former facility, at 2425 E. Eighth St., was donated to Odessa College. The college, which will get the property in July, is turning it into an auto technician training facility, Sewell Auto Tech.The Sewell company will keep its Great Texas Oil Change nearby, along with property across the street where it sells pre-owned cars and truck modifications.With the new dealership open, Sewell said he also expects to begin developing about 25,000 square feet of land this year for new shops and restaurants at what has become a thriving Parks Legado.“It’s been crazy,” Sewell said. “But I’m super, super excited about what the future holds and the opportunity to serve the community.”More Information Twitter Previous articleLongtime principal, coach retiring from ECISDNext articleBOXING: Odessa’s Alday Jr. continues in-ring dominance with victory over Phan admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Home Local News Business Sewell’s ‘non-car-dealership dealership’ opens Pinterest Facebook Customers eat in the Press Cafe in the new Sewell Ford Lincoln dealership on Parks Legado Road Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Odessa, Texas. View of the exterior of the new Sewell Ford Lincoln dealership on Parks Legado Road Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Odessa, Texas.  View of the service area in the new Sewell Ford Lincoln dealership on Parks Legado Road Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Odessa, Texas.  Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot WhatsApp 1 of 7 Sewell Facebook. Press Cafe Barrista Marissa Madsen plases cookies on display in the new Sewell Ford Lincoln dealership on Parks Legado Road on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Odessa, Texas. Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Collin Sewell wanted the new Ford-Lincoln dealership to feel more like a hotel with a simple idea in mind: car dealerships can stress people out.Sewell Ford-Lincoln opened Tuesday at the Parks Legado Town Center, Sewell’s development hub that saw an influx of shops, restaurants and hotels built in recent years.At more than 100,000 square feet spanning about 21 acres along Highway 191, it’s a massive facility. There’s a café serving meals, and a retail shop, E.F. Outfitters, named after Sewell’s great-grandfather, where salespeople are instructed not to prospect potential car buyers. There’s a private putting green, plaza seating and a reading lounge. There’s a self-playing piano by the Lincolns in the showroom.“My goal was for it to be the most non-car-dealership dealership in the world,” Sewell said. “When you think about people’s greatest experiences and greatest memories, most people would not tell you they had that at a car dealership. “last_img read more

Woman breaks her silence 30 years after she says she was raped in secret room by Mormon Church officials

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — For more than 30 years, McKenna Denson says she’s tried to get the Mormon Church to punish one of its top leaders for allegedly raping her in a secret room when she was a teenager training to be a missionary.But she says her decades-long attempt to get justice only led to her being blamed and shamed by officials of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and that the words of her attacker have continued to haunt her: “‘No one will believe you.’” A day after filing a federal lawsuit in Utah against the Mormon Church, Denson, 55, spoke publicly for the first time of her ordeal in 1984, when she says Joseph Bishop, a high-ranking official of the religious organization and the former president of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, took her into a secret room and raped her.“The movement to protect our children is absolutely vital in this case because if I had been taught early on it is not OK to be alone, one on one, with a priesthood leader, no matter how high up he is, I honestly believe this would not have happened,” Denson said during a news conference Thursday in Utah.Her attorney, Craig Vernon, said that while the statute of limitations has long expired to criminally prosecute Bishop, now 85, Denson hopes to hold him accountable by filing the civil suit against him and the Mormon Church, which allegedly covered up numerous sexual assaults by Bishop. “The reason McKenna filed this lawsuit is twofold: First she wants justice and second she wants policy change. Part of justice is having the sexual predator who raped her bear some accountability and responsibility for what has happened,” Vernon said.  The lawsuit asks the federal court to compel the Mormon Church to change its policy and require officials of the church to go to the police when members complain of being victims of crimes perpetrated by Church leaders.Denson is the second woman to accuse Bishop of sexual assault. Last month, the Mormon Church said it was investigating both complaints and vowed to “bring accountability” for what occurred.“Our hearts ache for all survivors of abuse, and the Church is committed to addressing incidents of abuse wherever they are found,” a spokesman for the Mormon Church said in a statement to ABC News today. “As this is now an active legal matter, we are unable to make further comment at this time. We are confident that the legal system will ensure a just result in this case.”Denson said she joined the Mormon Church as a teenager, after meeting a group of young members who inspired her.“It changed my life,” she said, adding that she was raised by an abusive stepfather. “I started taking the missionary lessons, and I loved the Gospel. I felt joy, I felt peace, I felt safe for the first time in my life.”At the age of 15, she enrolled in the Mormon Church’s Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Bishop was the president of the training center and Denson said he immediately singled her out for attention, asking her to give her testimony to the other missionary trainees and to lead prayers.“You have to understand that President Bishop made me feel special,” Denson said. “He told me I was special. He told me I was going to be amazing. I had never had anyone in the church that was so high-ranking ever pay attention to me. I loved it, I needed it, I was desperate for it.”She said he began calling her out of classes to come to his office and initially other female missionary students were also present as Bishop counseled them.“And then it became one on one,” she said. “So I was called out of class to visit with the MTC president in his office one on one. Those conversations were inappropriate and sexual in nature.”She said one day, Bishop invited her to go into his secret basement room at the Provo facility, a space he allegedly told her was where he went for prayer and “spiritual contemplation.”“So we went down the dark tunnel … where he unlocked the room, where he had a bed, a TV, a VCR and unlabeled VHS tapes,” she said, pausing to collect her emotions. “Joseph Bishop tore my blouse open, pulled my garments and pantyhose down” and allegedly raped her.She said she was eventually able to kick and fend him off.“When I was pulling up my pantyhose or trying to button up my blouse, or put myself together, he said to me, ‘No one will believe you. Look at you. Look at me,’” she said. “So when I left his secret room in the basement I went to my dorm and I laid down and I pretended I was sick.”She said she never told anyone about the attack until 1987 when she went to a bishop at the Mormon Church and he promised her he would investigate her complaint. But nothing ever happened, she said.“We’re taught in the Church, we don’t go to the police, we go to the bishop, we go to the state president,” Denson said. “Trusting that, and obeying that and believing that, that’s the reason why I didn’t go to the police all those years ago. It was never suggested to me that that would be appropriate. So I went through the church for three decades.”  She said that with the encouragement from friends, family and the #MeToo movement in which women began to speak up about being victims of sexual assault and harassment by powerful men, she decided to finally go to the police.In November 2017, she reported Bishop’s attack to the Brigham Young University Police Department. She also tracked down Bishop in Arizona, where she confronted him about the attack.In the conversation Denson recorded, Bishop said he couldn’t recall the assault, but confessed to other sexual attacks, Denson said. The recording was posted in December on the website MormonLeaks, a Church watchdog group.“The Church has great faith in the judicial system to determine the truth of these claims,” the Mormon Church said in a statement last month. “Nevertheless, the Church takes seriously its responsibility to hold its members accountable for their conduct with respect of the laws of God and man.”An attorney for Bishop did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USS Blue Ridge Docks at Garden Island, Sydney

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sydney Training & Education Share this article Sydney was abuzz on Saturday, 13 July with the arrival of United States Navy, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) docking at Garden Island, Sydney for a port visit.The command ship of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, the Blue Ridge with her 52 officers and 790 enlisted personnel, arrived in Sydney ahead of her scheduled participation in the biannual US Australia joint military exercise, TALISMAN SABER 2013.While in town, US 7th Fleet personnel will undertake a number of community relations events with area schools and hospitals.Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Admiral Scott Swift said the visit shows the Australian and U.S alliance remains strong.“The Australian/U.S. alliance is as strong as ever and remains one of the most important in the world. I am encouraged by what our nations accomplish together every day. Our visits and exercise reaffirm that we are aligned in our view that a strong relationship between our militaries and countries is essential for maintaining maritime security throughout the region.”Commander Surface Forces, Commodore Jonathan Mead, said the Blue Ridge visit is a taste of things to come, with the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock scheduled to arrive later this year.“Displacing at close to 20,000 tonnes, measuring 30 meters wide and almost as long as two football fields, the Blue Ridge is only slightly smaller than NUSHIP Canberra,” said Commodore Mead.“Our Landing Helicopter Docks come in at an impressive 230 meters, displace close to 28,000 tonnes when unloaded and the flight deck stands 27 meters above the water line.”“It’s great to welcome our American friends to Sydney,” said Commodore Mead.The USS Blue Ridge is a command and control ship and is forward deployed to Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan.  2013 marks the 70th Anniversary of the 7th Fleet – which was originally established in Brisbane in 1943.[mappress]Press Release, July 16, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Island View post tag: blue View post tag: docks View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Garden View post tag: Ridge View post tag: At View post tag: Navy USS Blue Ridge Docks at Garden Island, Sydney View post tag: USS View post tag: Defense July 16, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Blue Ridge Docks at Garden Island, Sydney last_img read more

HMS Albion completes first set of trials

first_img Royal Navy assault ship HMS Albion has completed her first set of sea trials, spending four weeks in open waters after being tied to port for six years.After a £90m revamp in her home base which took her out of mothballs and saw 110 major changes and improvements carried out, the assault ship left Devonport for four weeks of sea trials.Once a team of assessors from the Flag Officer Sea Training determined the 350-plus crew of sailors and marines were fit to deal with general fires, floods and casualties, as well as more specialist scenarios such as a aircraft crash on deck or blaze in the main engine room, Albion was allowed to begin her trials in earnest.In addition to the ship’s company, an 130 extra men and women have been aboard for the trials: Babcock engineers/electricians/welders/carpenters/fitters for the first fortnight; and throughout combat system engineers, BAE service engineers, MCTA, FOST, aviation fuel specialists, General Electric, L3 platform management system engineers and affiliates.In clear sight of Plymouth Breakwater, the ship took on 2,500 tonnes of sea water to ‘ballast down’, then opened her stern gate and flooded her loading dock with 1,500 tonnes of water for landing craft to operate.Albion carries a permanent Royal Marines detachment in charge of two large landing craft (they can carry Challenger tanks), and four smaller variants for troops and vehicles.With the dock successfully flooded, four of the landing craft with commandos embarked headed off for a two-week-long independent exercise assaulting beaches, conducting beach reconnaissance and basic weapon drills up to some live firing on the ranges.On board, the crew also knuckled down to shooting, firing the 20mm cannon, all the machine and Miniguns, as well as the saluting guns.To sustain Albion at sea for four weeks, she performed her first refuelling on the go (aka replenishment at sea, or RAS) in six years, taking fuel from tanker RFA Wave Ruler in the English Channel.Many of the trials are new to the assault ship’s class – Artisan 3D radar, Phalanx Gatling gun, electronic warfare systems and a new brain for the operations room, the DNA2 command system which meshes the data from Albion’s many sensors and converts it into displays and information which the crew can interpret.Now back in Devonport, the crew are preparing Albion for her rededication on Friday when the Princess Royal will be guest of honour, 16 years after she launched the ship at BAE’s Barrow yard. Authorities View post tag: HMS Albion July 18, 2017 View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img Royal Navy assault ship HMS Albion completes first set of trials Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy assault ship HMS Albion completes first set of trials last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Social Work Research Methods

first_imgAurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.The School of Social Work is seeking qualified adjunct instructorswith experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research withina clinical or program evaluation context. Qualified individualsmust possess an MSW from a CSWE accredited program. The areas ofteaching are in Introduction to Research Methods courses for ourundergraduate and graduate programs as well as our practice andprogram evaluation course to advanced year MSW students.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected]last_img read more

Keble set for another league title

first_imgDespite the defeat of the Blues side at Twickenham on the 6th of December, there is still plenty of rugby to look forward to in Hilary term; with Cuppers to follow the conclusion of the league campaign. And with many games cancelled at the end of last term, due to both the weather and commitments to the ‘College Varsity’ match, the competition is looking far more open than it has in previous years. However, it seems some things never change and Keble are once again looking strong at the top of college rugby. They have three games left this season, and if they manage to maintain their form from last term there are few who seriously doubt that the league trophy will once again be theirs. The excitement in the top flight mostly rests on the potentially four-way battle to be the ‘best of the rest’, with St. Catz, Teddy Hall, Christ Church and Magdalen all in the hunt. It is St. Catz that currently have the upper hand however, with a game in hand over both Hall and Christ Church. A challenge from Magdalen looks least likely, they are the furthest adrift and will also be struggling to deal with the loss of their South African outside half, Alastair Brown. Newly promoted Trinity/LMH look likely to go down, but a poor run of results from any of the other sides could see them survive. Looking to Division Two, and St. Peters are looking set to return to the best six of college rugby, only dropping one point in their first three games. The battle for the second promotion spot could well come down to the Wadham vs. Pembroke match in the first week of term. This crunch game will prove crucial to deciding their fates, and demonstrates the importance of the draw that Wadham secured against a strong St. Peters side last term. Meanwhile, the decent of Corpus Christi/Sommervile continues; they are yet to win a game in the third division, and following on from a very poor first season, things are looking bad for them. Casting our eyes to the very bottom of the table, Brasenose and Hertford are propping up the rest of the league, both still seeking their first win at the bottom of the fourth. There remain many exciting games, across all four divisions, this season in the league calender. However the high point of Hilary Term comes with the the return of the University players and the beginning of Cuppers, which we all hope will prove a true showcase of the talent on show across the colleges. There are several teams capable of mounting a strong challenge, and while it is hard to look past Keble for the title, there are opponents both traditional and new that will be looking to topple them. The draw will be made directly after the end of the league season, and we’ll have to wait until then to see when the big games will be. The battle for the Plate looks to be as wide open as it is every year, with it impossible to narrow down the potential winners. Throughout the term, there seems to be much to look forward to in Hilary for both the players and supporters of college rugby.by Jack Marshlast_img read more