West African Anglicans plan five-year post-Ebola mission strategy

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Africa, Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ West African Anglicans plan five-year post-Ebola mission strategy Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Health & Healthcare Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN 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 Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Gavin DrakePosted Oct 14, 2016 Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Anglican Communion News Service] It is 10 months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the two-year Ebola outbreak in west Africa was at an end; but the aftermath of the health crisis will take many years to resolve. The effects of the Ebola crisis are wide ranging; and include damage to infrastructure, barren farmland leading to food insecurity, significant school drop-out and teenage pregnancy – on top of the 11,000 lives lost in the outbreak. Now, the Anglican churches in the region have developed a five-year mission plan to help the affected countries recover.Full article. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

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Netflix: What’s Coming and Going for March 2017

first_imgLeaving March 2017 New for March 2017 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSMarch 2017netflixNetflix Originals Previous articleShift your vision from earth to the heavensNext articleRare common ground found in Tallahassee Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Here is a list of all new titles coming to Netflix for the month of March 2017.New to Netflix for March 2017Avail. 3/1/17Angry Birds: Season 2 (2013)Blazing Saddles (1974)Chicago (2002)Deep Run (2015)Dirt Every Day: Season 1 (2013)Epic Drives: Season 2 (2015)Friday After Next (2002)Head 2 Head: Season 2 (2013)Hot Rod Unlimited: Season 1 (2013)Ignition: Season 1 (2013)Impossible Dreamers (2017)Jurassic Park (1993)Jurassic Park III (2001)Kate and Mim-Mim: Season 2 (2015)Know Your Enemy – Japan (1945)Kung Fu Panda (2008)Let There Be Light (1946)Memento (2000)Midnight in Paris (2011)Nacho Libre (2006)Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)Roadkill: Season 2 (2013)Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane (2012)San Pietro (1945)Singing with angels (2016)Sustainable (2016)Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)The Craft (1996)This Is Spinal Tap (1984)Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006)The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)The Negro Soldier (1944)Thunderbolt (1947)Tunisian Victory (1944)Avail. 3/3/17Greenleaf: Season 1 (2016)Avail. 3/4/17Safe Haven (2013)Avail. 3/5/17Señora Acero: Season 3 (2016)Avail. 3/7/17Amy Schumer: The Leather Special—NETFLIX ORIGINALAvail. 3/8/17Hands of Stone (2016)The Waterboy (1998)Avail. 3/9/17Thithi (2015)Avail. 3/10/17Buddy Thunderstruck: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALBurning Sands—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMLove: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINALOne More Time: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALThe Boss’ Daughter (2016)Avail. 3/13/17Must Love Dogs (2005)Million Dollar Baby (2004)Avail. 3/14/17Disney’s Pete’s Dragon (2016)Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame—NETFLIX ORIGINALAvail. 3/15/17Disney’s The BFG (2016)Notes on Blindness (2016)Avail. 3/16/17Beau Sejour: Season 1 –NETFLIX ORIGINALCoraline (2009)Avail. 3/17/17Deidra & Laney Rob a Train—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMJulie’s Greenroom: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALMarvel’s Iron Fist: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALNaledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale (2016)Pandora—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMSamurai Gourmet: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALAvail. 3/18/17Come and Find Me (2016)The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (2016)Avail. 3/20/17El Reemplazante: Season 1-2 (2012)Avail. 3/21/17Ali & Nino (2016)Another Forever (2016)Evolution (2015)Fire at the Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)Avail. 3/23/17How to Get Away with Murder: Season 3 (2016)Welcome to New York (2015)Avail. 3/24/17Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINALDéjà Vu (2006)Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense—NETFLIX ORIGINALGrace and Frankie: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINALIngobernable: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALSpider (2007)The Square (2008)The Most Hated Woman in America—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)Avail. 3/25/17The Student Body (2017)USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)Avail. 3/26/17The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)Avail. 3/27/17Better Call Saul: Season 2Avail. 3/28/17Archer: Season 7 (2016)Jo Koy: Live from Seattle—NETFLIX ORIGINALAvail. 3/30/17Life in Pieces: Season 1 (2015)Avail. 3/31/1713 Reasons Why: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALBordertown: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINALCooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: Season 1 (2016)Dinotrux: Season 4—NETFLIX ORIGINALFirstBorn (2016)Five Came Back—NETFLIX ORIGINALGLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)Rosewood: Season 1The Carmichael Show: Season 1-2The Discovery—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILMTrailer Park Boys: Season 11—NETFLIX ORIGINAL Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Casa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo Silvestre

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/501858/casa-isabel-marcelo-magalhaes-paulo-silvestre Clipboard Save this picture!© Inês d’Orey+ 12 Share Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/501858/casa-isabel-marcelo-magalhaes-paulo-silvestre Clipboard “COPY” 2010 “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeMarcelo MagalhaesOfficeFollowPaulo SilvestreOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMatosinhosHousesRefurbishmentPortugalPublished on May 02, 2014Cite: “Casa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo Silvestre” 02 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 Architects: Marcelo Magalhaes, Paulo Silvestre Area Area of this architecture project Casa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo Silvestre Portugal 2010 Casa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo SilvestreSave this projectSaveCasa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo Silvestre Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Matosinhos, Portugal Photographs:  Inês D’OreyCollaborators:Jorge Medeiros, Sara VirgíniaSite Area:260m2City:MatosinhosCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Inês d’OreyText description provided by the architects. Set in a small plot of two fronts, the house presents an uniform attire, as it adopts a material continuity between rooftop and facades. Despite the acceptance of the volumetric constraints defined in the local building regulations, the architects conceived a house with an unsuspected spatial diversity.Save this picture!AxonometricThe home is unfolded in nine different floors, multiplying the domestic space and allowing greater diversification of spaces. Cross relations between compartments and an architectural promenade create a more slow and complex awareness of the whole. The staircase becomes the pivot element, assuming more than a distribution function, as it isassociated to social areas, enriching the architectural experience.Save this picture!© Inês d’OreySubject to a limited budget, the project takes material and constructive simplicity as allies. The uniformity of the coating accentuates the unicity of the volume, having adopted a single constructive system that was able to respond, without disruption, to different situations. The dispersion of the openings in the facades, in an apparent randomness, is the expression of the spatial development of the house.Save this picture!© Inês d’OreyProject gallerySee allShow lessUniversidad de Chile – Juan Gomez Millas Campus Classroom Building / Marsino Arquit…Selected ProjectsWine Tasting Room Le Monde / Alessandro IsolaSelected Projects Share Year:  Area:  323 m² Area:  323 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

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Australia

first_img AustraliaAsia – Pacific Privatisation of censorshipIn the Australia chapter of the 2011 report on Internet Enemies, Reporters Without Borders expressed concern at the government’s readiness to create a repressive Internet filtering system which would be managed in a non-transparent manner by a government agency based on very broad criteria.Mandatory filtering appears still to be the government’s goal but it does not yet have the necessary political support. To bypass the political status quo, members of the Internet Industry Association introduced a voluntary system in July last year, based on Interpol’s blacklist rather than the one compiled by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the official body responsible for censorship. The voluntary system, already applied by the ISPs Telstra, Optus and Primus, blocks domain names and URLs. Like the proposed national filtering system, it blocks access to content deemed inappropriate by the government such as child pornography and sexual abuse. According to Senator Stephen Conroy, the minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy, the proposal has been rejected by only one ISP, with which the government is still negotiating. This is the first time in Australia that, as a result of cooperation from technical providers, the federal police are able to invoke section 313 of the Telecommunications Act to block domain names and URLs by identifying and collating online content for censoring. In this way it compels ISPs to remove the content concerned, effectively applying mandatory censorship. The Australian branch of the NGO Electronic Frontier Foundation, which campaigns against censorship of the Web, has asked the authorities for greater transparency in the way that the blacklists of domain names, URLs and websites are drawn up. According to Enterprise Features, a website that specializes in business computing, Australia spends 2.7 million dollars a year on Internet censorship. However, most of this is used to settle complaints by blacklisted sites. Classification of filtered content to be reviewedOfficially, the application of the filtering system has been suspended since July 2010 while the Australian Law Reform Commission conducts a review of the criteria for the “refused classification” (RC) category. The justice minister, Robert McClelland, ordered the ALRC to review this category, while also conducting public consultation and evaluating the practices and codes of companies in the sector.The ALRC’s report, submitted at the end of last month, contains recommendations that the type of content targeted by the filtering rules should be restricted to that linked to paedophilia. It suggests that other types of content should be blocked by ISPs only when it is defined as “prohibited”.The Commission has recommended that the government review prohibitions on “the depiction of sexual fetishes in films and detailed instruction in the use of proscribed drugs” and to refine its ban on content that “promotes, incites or instructs in matters of crime” to be limited only to serious crime.A new media content classification act should cover the classification of all media in Australia on any platform, and spell out how those responsible for content, including Internet service providers, should rank prohibited content. The ALRC, said that, because of the large number of online media organizations, it would not be possible to classify everything and ISPs should “take reasonable steps” to identify prohibited content, including allowing users to report such content online. Reporters Without Borders is opposed to all mandatory and comprehensive filtering systems. The European Court of Justice has ruled that Internet filtering undermines freedom of information. In its ruling, the court states clearly that measures that oblige an ISP to carry out general monitoring of information that it transmits via its network were contrary to European law and infringe basic rights. Frank La Rue, the UN special rapporteur for the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression, recommended in his report published in June 2011: “There should be as little restriction as possible to the flow of information via the Internet, except in few, exceptional, and limited circumstances prescribed by international human rights law.” He also said: “The right to freedom of expression must be the norm, and any limitation considered as an exception.” Follow the news on Australia RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Media inquiry and judicial harassment of bloggersThe report of the Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation by former Federal Court judge Ray Finkelstein and Professor Matthew Ricketson published on 4 March includes a basic recommendation that is fraught with danger for freedom of information in the blogosphere. Its proposed creation of an independent News Media Council, at a cost to the government of least 2 million dollars a year, represents a danger for the most financially vulnerable organizations and individuals. The council would have the power to order changes to published content, publication of a right of reply by anyone or any organization that makes a complaint, and the publication of an apology. Refusal to comply could result in the author, media organization or blogger being accused of contempt of the Council and tried by a court with the power to impose prison sentences. The impact of the News of the World scandal in the United Kingdom has strengthened the idea among those in favour of the new council that there is a need for an authority to regulate the media, given that the latter tend to abuse their power.For any Internet user who wants to appeal, once the case has been referred to court, the financial cost could remove any possibility of a fair defence by the author of content that is the subject of a complaint. Mark Pearson, professor of journalism at Bond University, commented: “And what if such a Council orders a leading environmental news site or magazine to publish an apology to a mining magnate for the ethical breach of publishing a ‘biased’ and inaccurate report about the company’s waste disposal practices, based on sensitive material from confidential sources? Where would the power and resources rest in a court appeals process in that situation?”This proposal amounts to converting the code of ethics of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union covering Australian media, into laws enforceable by the courts. Small publishers and bloggers could well feel coerced into publishing corrections or apologies because they may not have the time, energy or resources to defend themselves in court against a contempt charge. AustraliaAsia – Pacific Google experiments drop Australian media from search results The government has not abandoned its efforts to win approval for its mandatory national Web filtering system and has persuaded Internet service providers to create a voluntary system. It has just received the recommendations of the Law Reform Commission which may put in question the type of content involved and enforce its application to all media. In parallel, the conclusions of an inquiry into the media, such as the creation of a “News Media Council” could turn out to be dangerous for freedom of information in the blogosphere. Organisation March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Australia February 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img to go further News RSF_en News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia January 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Communities in Colorado grapple with town names that hold troubling history

first_imgmarekuliasz/iStockBy CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — In the shadow of Denver’s old airport tower, the neighborhood known as Stapleton is a place with big parks and modern homes. But residents recently decided the neighborhood had an outdated name.“Stapleton was named after the airport but the airport was named after Benjamin Stapleton, who was an active member of the Ku Klux Klan,” Kimberly Brewer, an activist with the group Rename Stapleton For All, told ABC News.Brewer helped lead the long fight to rename Stapleton. For decades, that rebranding was rejected by voters. But in June, Brewer says something finally changed.“I think we as a nation are beginning to grapple with the reality of our history, and what is in a name,” she said.Along with nationwide protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, there’s also been a new reckoning for names and symbols that conjure racism in America’s past. In Colorado, a state with great natural beauty, the state map is still dotted with what some say are ugly slurs — places like Negro Mesa, Redskin Mountain and Squaw Mountain.Near the town of Buena Vista, about two hours southeast of Denver, there lies a popular off-roading area called Chinaman Gulch. Local historian Suzy Kelly told ABC News that in the 1800s, a Chinese man lived in the area, where he worked cutting wooden ties for the expanding railroad lines.“They named it Chinaman Gulch because he lived there,” Kelly explained. “It wasn’t an insult. It wasn’t done maliciously.”She says most locals just don’t see the need to change a name that’s been around for 130 years.“I think they’re making a big thing out of nothing, to tell you the truth,” said Kelly.But today, Chinaman Gulch is on a list of controversial names being reviewed by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis also just created his own renaming commission.“The people in power are the ones who give the names to different places and that reflects the values of these mythical ideas of American individualism, this rugged sort of approach to the west, this dominance superiority,” Nicki Gonzales, a history professor at Regis University in Denver who also serves on the state’s renaming commission, told ABC News.“The commission is tasked with examining some of the place names in Colorado that have been highly problematic,” Gonzales said. “For once, we’ll have these conversations at the highest level of government in Colorado.”Sky Roosevelt-Morris and Tink Tinker are with the activist group American Indian Movement. They, too, are challenging white America to rethink the stories about people who have long been celebrated as pioneers and explorers — people like Kit Carson.“We like to call them invaders — colonizers — because that’s exactly what their mission here was: to colonize and commit genocide against indigenous peoples,” Roosevelt-Morris said.In June, the city of Denver removed a statue of Kit Carson located downtown before protestors could tear it down themselves.“Carson was a premiere Indian killer. [He] accounted for a number of massacres between Colorado and California,” Tinker said.Carson’s name is on streets and schools. The Fort Carson Army base in Colorado Springs is named after him. And it’s the name of a small town on Colorado’s eastern plains. Some Kit Carson residents say removing his name from the town would be a step too far.“History is history. It’s not there for us to like. It’s not there for us to love. It’s for us to learn from,” said resident Kimberly Brown. “And i feel erasing history, good or bad, is not OK.”Not far down the road is the town of Chivington, another place with a troubled namesake.In 1864, U.S. Army Col. John Chivington led soldiers in a massacre at nearby Sand Creek, slaughtering more than 200 Native Americans, most of them women and children.It is a wound that Native Americans say hasn’t healed, which is why they say a high school mascot in Lamar — just 40 miles to the south — is a painful insult. In Lamar, the local high school team is known as the “Savages.”“We’re not anybody’s mascot, we are our own sovereign nations. Our own peoples,” said Tinker.Locals say that what they call “Savage Nation” comes from a long history in the community, and that it’s meant to unite, not divide.“In our school, everybody knows if we get called a savage, it’s not offensive in any way. It’s prideful,” said one Lamar High School student.Acacia Truitt graduated from Lamar High School. She started a petition to keep the “Savage” name.“We’re not using it as a derogative term,” Truitt said. “I think that people, when they look from the outside … they don’t see that it’s something that we take a lot of pride in.”But not everyone agrees. Nereida Aguirre graduated from Lamar High School in 2012. She says she had no problem with the Savage mascot until she moved away to college.“I mentioned the name of my mascot, and a bunch of the kids kind of looked at me and they’re like, ‘Are you serious? You’re not joking?’ I’m like, ‘I’m serious, that’s it,’ and they’re like, ‘that’s actually really offensive,’” Aguirre said.She’s now back in Lamar and has joined a group organized by alumni called Lamar Proud, which is working to bury the Savage name.“I feel that we’re in a moment in history and time where the choices we make are kind of influenced by the way we’re seen later on, by future generations,” Aguirre said. “There’s other good things about that school. So focus on those things, take pride in those. We’ll change the mascot.”Even if that change happens, some activists like Roosevelt-Morris say the real issue goes far deeper.“Maybe if we are willing to address racist mascots and racist holidays and racist streets and racist statues, then maybe we can start to get to the heart of the issue, which is that this land is stolen. That this country is built on the genocide of indigenous peoples and the enslavement of black relatives,” Roosevelt-Morris said.Back in Stapleton, they’re now covering up the old signs and making way for a new name: Central Park.“These names have the potential to evoke a very painful past and exclusive past, and that affects the self-esteem of young people. I think there’s room enough for everybody’s history,” said Gonzales. “I really do think something has shifted. And with the spark of George Floyd’s murder, maybe it’s a point of no return.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Low genetic variation between South American and Antarctic populations of the bank-forming moss Chorisodontium aciphyllum (Dicranaceae)

first_imgThe Antarctic–South American bank-forming moss Chorisodontium aciphyllum is known for having the oldest sub-fossils of any extant plant in Antarctica as well as extreme survival abilities, making it a candidate species for possible long-term survival in Antarctica. Applying phylogeographic and population genetic methods using the plastid markers trnL-F and rps4 and the nuclear internal transcribed spacer, we investigated the genetic diversity within C. aciphyllum throughout its range. Low genetic variation was found in all loci, both between and within Antarctic and southern South American populations, suggesting a relatively recent (likely within the last million years) colonization of this moss to the Antarctic, as well as a likely severe bottleneck during Pleistocene glaciations in southern South America. We also performed a simple atmospheric transfer modeling approach to study potential colonization rates of small (microscopic/microbial) or spore-dispersed organisms (such as many mosses and lichens). These suggested that the northern Antarctic Peninsula shows potentially regular connectivity from southern South America, with air masses transferring, particularly southbound, between the two regions. We found elevated genetic variation of C. aciphyllum in Elephant Island, also the location of the oldest known moss banks (> 5500 years), suggesting this location to be a genetic hotspot for this species in the Antarctic.last_img read more

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Stalking Awareness Week launched by Suzy Lamplugh Trust

first_imgThe Suzy Lamplugh Trust has launched this year’s National Stalking Awareness Week to highlight the issue and the increasing numbers of cases being investigated by the police.Running from 16th to the 20th April, it will include a half-day conference today about best practice in stalking cases, and afterwards a free film screening of Obsessed starring Idris Elba and Beyoncé.The trust was set up in memory of 25-year-old London estate agent Suzy Lamplugh (pictured, below) who disappeared after attending a property viewing in 1986.She was officially declared dead in 1994 and after an initial investigation at the time of her disappearance, the case was revisited by police in 2010.Her disappearance has been the subject of both an ITV Real Crime programme and, last year, a Casefile True Crime Podcast.The Suzy Lamplugh Trust has also been instrumental in supporting the Stalking Protection Bill, which received its Second Reading in Parliament during January and is now in its Committee stage.The Bill seeks to introduce Stalking Protection Orders to help victims, three quarters of whom endure over 100 incidents before reporting anything to the police or seeking help, the trust says.It runs the National Stalking Helpline (0808 802 0300) and is asking for both help to raise awareness about National Stalking Awareness Week via the #ReportingStalking hashtag on Twitter, and donations.We are also calling on support services to make stalking a priority in their local area,” the trust says.Suzy is not the only estate agent to face a violent attack while at work. In 1992 a female agent in Birmingham was kidnapped by Michael Sams and only released after her employer paid a ransom. And in June 2006 a female branch employee in Wiltshire was attacked by a man at a viewing but managed to escape.National Stalking Awareness Week National Stalking Helpline Stalking Protection Bill Suzy Lamplugh Trust April 16, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Stalking Awareness Week launched by Suzy Lamplugh Trust previous nextRegulation & LawStalking Awareness Week launched by Suzy Lamplugh TrustCharity set up in name of disappeared estate agent to spend this week highlighting the increasing number of stalking cases being investigated by police.Nigel Lewis16th April 201801,702 Viewslast_img read more

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NATO Exercise Cold Response Concludes in Norway

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today NATO Exercise Cold Response Concludes in Norway View post tag: Cold View post tag: Exercise View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Training & Education March 30, 2012 Share this article View post tag: NATO View post tag: Norway NATO Exercise Cold Response Concludes in Norway The large-scale NATO exercise Cold Response has ended. Between 14 and 22 March, 16,000 military personnel from 15 countries trained in Norway for counter-terrorism situations under cold weather conditions.One of the lessons learned for the next exercise in 2014 is the need for better harmonisation of the various communication systems.The Netherlands Defence organisation sent 800 military personnel to take part in the exercise, including a large maritime detachment and units from the army and air force. The Dutch units left the Norwegian training area on 21 March, after a simulated attack lasting 48 hours. The emphasis was on beating off air attacks, combating submarines and covertly landing amphibious units. The scenario also included taking terrorists into custody.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 30, 2012; Image: defensie View post tag: Navy View post tag: response View post tag: Concludeslast_img read more

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Press release: Health charities back vaccines drive for those at risk

first_imgCohort 6 also includes carers who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable.Minister for Vaccines Nadhim Zahawi said: People with underlying conditions including cancer, diabetes and heart disease are being encouraged to come forward for a COVID-19 vaccine by leading UK health charities in an open letter published today.Frontline charities, including Mencap, Diabetes UK and Lupus UK, have asked those with underlying medical conditions, their carers, and those with learning disabilities on their GP register, to book a vaccination to protect themselves and those around them from coronavirus.People in cohort 6 have been prioritised for the vaccine because they have conditions that mean they are more likely to become seriously unwell from coronavirus.More than half of those in cohort 6 have already received their first dose of the vaccine and it’s hoped that the charities’ letter – alongside text messages from the NHS – will help to increase take up further among those in this at-risk group.The charities who signed the open letter are among 22 who have joined together in partnership to reassure those they support about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.GP services already have been contacting this cohort but those who have not yet received a letter can get a quick and convenient appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy by using the national booking system or calling 119. The NHS have sent text messages to people in this group with a link so they can book their appointment.The vaccine is safe and effective and very few people are advised not to have it. However, if you have any concerns, you can discuss these if you book over the phone, or with a health professional at your appointment.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “I would like to thank them all for backing this life-saving campaign and offering their expertise and assistance to support the largest medical deployment in British history.”Background informationOpen letterWe are writing today to encourage people living with an underlying health condition in cohort 6 to come forward for a COVID-19 vaccine.People with these conditions, including their carers, and those with learning disabilities on the learning disability register, have been prioritised by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation because they are more likely to become seriously unwell from COVID-19.The vast majority of you should already have been invited for vaccination and more than half of you have already received your first dose.Some of you may still be waiting for a letter from your GP.But the good news is, even if you have not received your letter yet, you can now get an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy, quickly and easily, by using the national booking system or calling 119 in England.We are proud to support the vaccination roll-out and are here to support you.The vaccine is safe and effective and very few people are advised not to have it. However, if you have any concerns, you can discuss these when you book, or with a health professional at your appointment.Over 20 million people in the UK have had their first dose and great progress has been made by the NHS.We are very pleased to see the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out providing protection for people, like you, who are most at risk from the virus.Underlying health conditions in cohort 6 include chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver disease and neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy, stroke, vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, due to a health condition or treatment, asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen, morbid obesity, severe mental illness, as well as sickle cell, lupus and those on GP learning disability registers.Cohort 6 also includes carers who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable.The vaccines that have been approved for use in the UK have met the strict safety standards set by the medicines regulator on safety, quality and effectiveness.To protect yourself and your family, friends and colleagues, you still need to follow the current government guidance on social contact after receiving your vaccine.Please come forward to have the jab. It will help save lives and offers the best form of protection from this terrible virus.Further background informationThose using the national booking service can input their NHS number which will identify whether they are eligible according to their health records.Watch the campaign videoThe organisations within the partnership, 18 of which have also signed the letter, are: The backing of the charities who work every day to support those who are entitled to a jab as part of cohort 6 is a great boost for the vaccine rollout and shows what we can achieve when we pull together. This open letter is a hugely important way to reassure those with underlying health conditions, and their carers, about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. The charities’ support for this national vaccine effort is invaluable in encouraging more people to come forward and helping us to save lives. These vital charities support those included in priority vaccination categories, including cohort 6 which covers individuals aged 16 to 64 with certain long-term conditions identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation as being at higher clinical risk from COVID-19.Underlying health conditions faced by people in cohort 6 include: We have already given a first dose of the vaccine to more than half of those in cohort 6 and I am grateful to the charities who are encouraging more people in that group to come forward. The vaccine is our way out of this pandemic and offers the chance to protect yourself and others – that’s why it’s vital that people get their jab. This open letter should help to reassure those with any concerns the vaccine is safe and supported by more than twenty of our most trusted charities. Charities write open letter to encourage those with underlying health conditions to come forward for the jab More than half of cohort 6 have already been vaccinated Vaccine drive includes NHS text alert sent to more than 2 million people in this group are eligible for a carer’s allowance are identified as a primary carer by their GP are receiving support following a carer’s assessment by their local council or from a local carer’s organisation are the sole or primary carer who provides close personal care or face to face support for an elderly or disabled person who is clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) Anthony Nolan Asthma UK British Heart Foundation British Liver Trust British Lung Foundation Cancer Research UK Carers UK Diabetes UK Epilepsy Action Kidney Care UK Kidney Research UK Lupus UK Macmillan Cancer Support Mencap MS Society National Kidney Federation Rethink Mental Illness Sickle Cell Society Stroke Association Terrence Higgins Trust Versus Arthritis Unpaid carers are included in cohort 6 providing they: chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver disease and neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy stroke vascular disease diabetes mellitus immunosuppression due to a health condition or treatment asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen morbid obesity severe mental illness sickle cell lupus those on GP learning disability registerslast_img read more

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STS9 Busts Out The First “Havona Ascent” In 12 Years To Open NYE Run [Video/Setlist]

first_imgTo say that Sound Tribe Sector 9 came out swinging to kick off their New Years Eve run at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver would be an understatement. Thursday night’s show opened with “Havona Ascent,” a huge surprise for lucky attendants when considering that the track hadn’t been played by the band since 2004, effectively ending a 12-year drought.“Havona” set the tone for the first set and really for the rest of the show, with STS9 in proper form throughout. The first set also saw Tribe play “Ad Explorata” live for the first time (the title track off their 2012 album) as well as “Tooth” for the first time in well over a year, which was later worked back in during the “Poseidon” encore.You can peep the full setlist below, courtesy of Heady Flair, as well as a few clips from the night below.Clip of “Havona Ascent” courtesy of Heady FlairVideo of the second set closer “Out of this World” > “Rent” courtesy of Stephen Nicholas.Setlist: STS9 | The Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO | 12/29/16Set One: Havona Ascent*>> Ramone>> Tooth>> Ramone, Ad Explorata**, Shock Doctrine, Hi-Key, Grow, Give & Take, Light Years***, Hidden Hand Hidden Fist^Set Two: STS9, WTDS Reprise, This, Us>> Moonsocket, You Don’t Say>> 4 Year Puma, Out of this World%>> RentEncore: PoseidenShow Notes:*first Havona Ascent since 2004 the band took the stage to the opening sample being played on the pa and then played the song with amazing beauty. Zach had some incredible Drum n Bass breaks and the whole song was just a magical opener.**first time Ad Explorata was ever played***Light Years music only no sample^Hidden Hand Hidden Fist featured a World Go Round tease by Phipps and the end segment features the Light Years Audio sample.%Out of this World has an incredible extended end section that flowed right into Rent for an amazing transition that lead into a nasty Rent with a wild peak!last_img read more

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