Occupy movement prepares for May 1; Episcopalians continue support

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Wayne Kempton says: Jim Hunt says: Submit an Event Listing Occupy Movement The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Knoxville, TN The Rev. Al Minor says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm Sadly, the more trouble the Occupy Movement causes this year, the higher is the chance of a Republican sweep in the fall. Independents and centrists are going to look at he Occupiers the way they looked at the student demonstrators in 1968, as socialist-nihilists. Then, we got Nixon. Now we’ll get Romney and a GOP Congress, as surely as night follows day. Shane Patrick Connolly says: Submit a Press Release April 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm Is there room at the Communion table in the Episcopal Church for those whose political views are opposed to Occupy? Can we accept that some disagree with us, or shall we continually be in liberal conversion mode? This article would seem to imply the latter. Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm This is outrageous. Do not pretend to lump all Episcopalians in as supporters of this nonsensical outfit. I respectfully ask you to keep your personal political views away from legitimate Church news. The fact that this appears on the Episcopal News Service website and purports to have support from all Episcopalians is insulting and appalling. I for one find this group to be lazy and unrealistic and essentially a group of spoiled children trying to get their way by making a loud fuss and bucking conventional society. My suggestion for OWS “protesters” is to seek gainful employment and pursue the American Dream. I would hope that Christ would be in favor of individuals trying to better themselves and provide for their families, not sitting around protesting the fact that they can’t find success in the most bountiful land on God’s green earth. The irony is that for the most part this group is full of secularists that rail against virtually everything that the Church teaches, yet you find their “cause” to be noteworthy. If you can’t see these people for what they are and the Church truly endorses this movement…then God help us. April 21, 2012 at 1:36 am I have been deeply involved in Occupy San Francisco (http://americaoccupied.org/2012/01/19/the-deacon/) since early October, because, by my lights, it seeks the same over-arching goal we say we do – a society that is fair and just and loving…a Beloved Community of Shalom. And, as I have said elsewhere, I feel that it’s urgent for the church get off the sidelines and embrace the Occupy movement. Do we truly believe Jesus’ words and ours? Are we prepared to speak and act – dangerously – on our beliefs? Are we prepared to follow those like Bishop George Packard who are?Young people, in particular, are waiting for our answers and, I assure you, anxious to embrace us. I have found them calling us to do what we as a church should have been doing a long time ago. Are we listening? Are we ready, as people of faith, to act?Probably the biggest excuse for inaction is the contention that it’s all too fuzzy. Over and over – from our bishops and the people in the pews – we hear “What do they want?” Wrong question! The proper question is “What do we want?” Are we in the church not part of the 99%? Do we not have eyes and ears and hearts to see and hear and feel what Stephane Hessel , the French Holocaust survivor and human rights activist, calls the “unbearable things all around us” – the myriad injustices and indignities heaped upon us by out-of-control capitalism and a democracy corrupted by money. Do we not want to convince even the 1% to join a new, more humane consensus? Must we rely on the courageous, dispersed campers who have opened our eyes to those unbearable things to also fill our minds, grown flaccid, with ready-made answers? Have we not minds of our own? Can we not engage? Dare we not join the changed and broadening conversation about necessary and, yes, obvious solutions? Can we not exert ourselves, and, through such exertion, tone up our capacity to think for ourselves and, together, shape our answers. As Hessel writes in Time for Outrage, “The worst attitude is indifference.”There is, indeed, a time when silence is betrayal. We cannot be silent in the face of a patently unfair economy that devours the poor. Nor can we be indifferent to a political system that ignores our pain. We must speak truth to the powers-that-be, be they on Wall Street, Lafayette Square, or Nob Hill. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags April 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm I think it should be obvious to Christians that Episcopalians who support a movement dedicated to speaking out for the poor and oppressed against the indifferent and oppressive rich are taking their example from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Have you read the Gospel?If you’re an Episcopalian in the Diocese of New York, you really should read the letter from our bishops in support of the Occupy movement. It explains well that the goals of followers of Christ and many of those held by OWS protesters are the same or similar enough for alliance on many issues.Don’t try to use the Bible to justify your selfish or indifferent attitude towards the poor and oppressed. You’re only fooling yourself and/or other people who have bought into the conservative/individualistic lie. Those beliefs are your own – they don’t look anything like what Jesus preached. Rector Belleville, IL Sean McDermott says: Sean McDermott says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 April 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm Here in Auckland, New Zealand, I am trying another tack. “Some sits and thinks, some just sits”. I am starting up a blog, Occupy – E noho! E whaiwhakaaroaro! which means Sit! Think! and asking some economists to help me tell what economic thinkers have taught. I have no special gifts in tht direction apart from having lived through the years when great numbers of people died of hunger because the followers of Karl Marx and Mao Tse Tung couldn’t make their systems work. I have also spent most of my life putting things into simple language in English or Mota or Maori. Since it is the beginning of the academic year here the people I want are very busy, but one professor did tell me that these wealth gap matters do generate a lot of discussion among his students. That is good. Now let’s have some talk out in the real world! Director of Music Morristown, NJ April 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm I found my participation in Occupy Lent and the Stations of the Cross to be the most meaningful spiritual events in my life to date. As to “the Constitution” – let me remind everyone that when ideology met the constitution, the result was Citizens United vs. FEC. Not a very good “date”. April 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm The knee-jerk support given to the anarchist-leftist Occupy movement by some in the Episcopal Church would be laughable if it didn’t so overshadow the true mission of the Church which is to bring the gospel and love of Christ to all people. Some elements of the ECUSA hierarchy seem to have found, in the Occupy movement, a convenient social movement on which to hang their 1960’s-inspired (or perhaps early 20th-century Marxism-inspired?) theology. I really don’t recall Christ calling upon us to promote the shirking of personal responsibility and the expansion of a moribund Federal government to hand out money to whom they deem worthy and of whom no no accountability is required. I don’t see a Biblical injustice perpetrated when requiring someone to pay back their school or home loans. While there is plenty of injustice, Biblical or otherwise, in handing out our tax dollars to the wealthy on Wall Street and to well-connected green-tech Titans, I find it telling that I didn’t see the Occupy-apologist clergy and laity standing with the Tea Party folks who raised such issues. It really exposes these folks for who they are – political activists using the Christian faith as a cover to promote the left-wing ideals they just happen to have in common with the Occupy movement. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem May 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm The occupiers are looking to the Arab Spring / Tahrir Square for their inspiration.http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-18560_162-20058368.html This is your future, Occupy! Your legacy of revolution is the French Revolution (the Great Terror), The Russian Revolution (the Red Terror) and Lara’s rape.Stand in solidarity with the Arab Spring? How’s that working out? The Muslim Brotherhood and affiliated Islamists now have over 70% of Egypt’s government. Please, dear God think through what you’re after. CH Trammell says: Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Occupy movement prepares for May 1; Episcopalians continue support Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Dan Shockley says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments (15) 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anna Scott says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC May 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm These types of blanket statements about Episcopalians are inaccurate and disturbing. I am an Episcopalian, and I do not support the Occupy Movement. Deborah Sirotkin Butler says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service April 21, 2012 at 10:55 am Reform movements in America have always begun with “the people” against “the establishment”. In the OWS movement we see it again: people who have little facing down people who have much.Theologically there is nothing wrong with wealth, but it must bear a deep responsibility. “To whom much is given, much is expected.” We might even say REQUIRED: the care of those who are much less fortunate. The Biblical expectation of at least 10% of our wealth be given in worship to God is pretty clear, and the assumption is that very little of this is to go to institutional maintenance and most is to go to the responsible works expressing the care of God for the poor and suffering. This is the beginning standard in the ministries of the Church. The Church, in turn, must give unfailing concern and support to the victims and the CAUSES of injustice, deprivation, and uncaring exploitation.The issues of freedom directly involve the exploitation, victimization and deprivation of the poor by the crafty. Over time the effects of those who bear the messages of the love of God — at whatever levels of their resources of personal or corporate wealth must responsibly become involved. We are our brothers’ keepers and in this we must use our best skills.The OWS movement exposes a dangerous imbalance and immorality in the corporate society. Our national and spiritual health depends on its correction. There will be strife for sure. Somehow, in the life of Christ within us, we must not be afraid. The crucifixions of the just and loving will take place in various degrees and forms. It is to be expected, and it is a form of unaware worship.My highest hope for this growing movement is for a result of major, principled, open and public structures of care for the least fortunate on the part of the most fortunate, including the major corporations; and this before the extraordinary unneeded and greedy benefits of those on the highest rungs of the corporate ladders. I think there are signs of this now beginning. Keep the pressure up. We will all be spiritually healthier for it in this next step in the creation of our world. Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Lisa Sullivan says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Vicki Gray says: May 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm God Bless you Jeff. I DO support Faith, Hope & Charity. I also support the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, something these neo-Bolsheviks do not. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI April 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm Sharon, count me out when you say, “Episcopalians and other people of faith have supported the movement from the beginning.” I find that to be a careless and irresponsible blanket statement that does not reflect the diverse opinions of Episcopalians. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Jeff Parker says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Sharon SheridanPosted Apr 20, 2012 Rector Bath, NC Sean McDermott says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis April 23, 2012 at 11:40 am This sort of article is outrageous, inaccurate, and naive. When the USSR trooped all their military might in Red Square on May Day, the US reponded by naming it Law Day. Being spriritual does not mean that their position makes any sense. These comments are ridiculously sweeping. This Episcopalian certainly does not support OWS, and I am insulted by the insinuation that I do. What I do support on the political front is the Constitution. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Occupy movement participants take part in stations of the cross on Good Friday at the Massachusetts State House. Photo/Michael Horan[Episcopal News Service] With the dismantling of encampments at New York’s Zuccotti Park and elsewhere and the onset of winter, the Occupy movement dropped out of front-page headlines. But the movement against greed and economic inequality has continued unabated, supported by members of the faith community.“It’s alive and well. I’ve never seen so much percolation going on. Just today there are four different meetings having to do with five different actions,” retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard said in a March interview with ENS.“Actions” – from street theater to interruptions of foreclosure procedures by singing protestors to weekly Wall Street marches – occur frequently, chronicled on Occupy Wall Street’s Facebook page, website and elsewhere. Earth Day on Sunday in New York, for example, will bring a “jazz funeral for the death of Earth as we know it” and a march to the site of the proposed Spectra Pipeline in the West Village.Faith groups in some cities led Lent or Easter events. In late March, two priests from the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and the founder of Protest Chaplains in Boston traveled to Oakland, California, to participate in a national Occupy Faith gathering. And movement supporters around the country are planning a day of action, including a call for a general strike, for May 1.“May Day is really going to kick off a whole series of actions that are going to go on this summer,” said the Rev. John Merz, priest-in-charge at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension on Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Leading up to that, every Friday or Saturday brings a march around Wall Street, he said. “There are sleeping bags in front of the [New York] Stock Exchange. There may even be attempts at various reoccupations, whether it’s Zuccotti or elsewhere. That may happen on a mass scale.”May 1, he explained, is “traditionally a day when unions and disparate groups work together to stand up for workers’ rights and the rights of the disadvantaged in society.”Packard, former bishop for the armed forces and federal ministries; Merz; the Rev. Michael Sniffen, priest-in-charge of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn; and the Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, were among Occupy protesters arrested Dec. 17 after entering a fenced property owned by Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street, in Duarte Square in Lower Manhattan as part of Occupy Wall Street’s “D17 Take Back the Commons” event to celebrate three months since the movement’s launch.OWS had been lobbying Trinity to use the property for a winter encampment, following the movement’s Nov. 15 eviction from Zuccotti Park near the church. Trinity had refused, citing a lack of facilities at the site and its lease agreement allowing the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to use it for periodic art installations. Packard had been trying to mediate an agreement between OWS members and Trinity.Packard and Kooperkamp are due in New York Criminal Court April 20 on trespassing charges. Merz and Sniffen accepted a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD) on Feb. 28, which means the charges against them will be dismissed and they will have no criminal record if they are not arrested again in the next six months, according to a court official.Packard said he chose not to accept the offered ACD because “I elected to hear my charges from a judge and be able to respond to them.“I didn’t go through all of this just to kind of go out the back of the court with my tail between my legs, he said. “I felt it was time to stand on my own two feet, look the gentleman in the eye [and] say, ‘This is what I did.’”“I also probably will be arrested again,” said Packard, who has continued to participate in OWS actions in New York. “I’m not looking to be arrested, but the chances are pretty high.”Packard’s wife Brook, who was not arrested Dec. 17 but said she feared for her life when police countered OWS demonstrators with force, has continued to be involved in the movement as well, including teaching protest songs to occupiers for the spring marches.Merz also said he accepted the possibility of being arrested again. “I’m not worried about that. … I’ll be at demonstrations and I’ll be out on May Day, and if there’s an attempt at a reoccupation, I’m going to be there.”“Some of these demonstrations, people are getting arrested who are not even involved in the demonstration,” he said. “If you’re involved in some way, it’s a given that you may be arrested.”Being in court brought another lesson in society’s inequities, Sniffen said. “Most of the people in the courtroom where I was were elderly Chinese and Latino women who had been arrested for selling flowers and candy on a street corner. I was just thinking about all of the gross injustices that surround us that many of us are fighting in the church and outside the church to overcome and that the justice system is clogged with people who are desperately trying to scrape a living together. It was really a surprise, and them being given $150 fines, which is probably more than they make in a couple of months.”“I think it’s an indication that our justice system, along with many of our other systems, is also broken,” he said.Involved from the startInspired by the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement was launched Sept. 17 with Occupy Wall Street. Demonstrators set up camp in Zuccotti Park and created a community with everything from an onsite lending library to working groups planning actions and statements on various social and economic concerns. Participants organized using “horizontal” rather than hierarchical leadership and made decisions at democratic “general assemblies.”Other camps arose in cities and towns across the country and around the world, including an encampment outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Within months, authorities broke up most of the encampments.Episcopalians and other people of faith have supported the movement from the beginning. Harvard doctoral candidate Marisa Egerstrom organized a group called Protest Chaplains that participated in the launch at Zuccotti Park and has supported Occupy Boston. In New York, Episcopal clergy, including Diocese of Long Island Bishop Lawrence Provenzano and those arrested Dec. 17, spent time with occupiers at Zuccotti Park and have been involved with Occupy Faith NYC.In late March, Occupy Faith members from across the country – including Merz, Sniffen and Egerstrom – attended a national planning meeting in Oakland, California, where members of various religious groups had maintained an “Interfaith Tent” at Occupy Oakland and 14 were arrested in November after refusing to evacuate that encampment.The Oakland meeting included discussion about national coordination and actions, including what will happen May 1 and a push for a commission on debt and debt culture — “something along the lines of a truth commission around wealth and debt” — Merz said. But it also showed the challenges of a national strategy for a diverse movement.Because there are so many Occupy groups at different stages of development, much of the conference focused on sharing experiences, identifying where the groups were in their development and discussing strategies, he said. Besides providing physical and logistical support, one area in which people saw faith leaders as potentially playing an important role is in direct actions, such as when Occupy Faith NYC members demonstrated in front of the governor’s office using beds to symbolize the impact of budget cuts on homeless people, he said.Since the breakup of the occupations in New York and other cities, said Egerstrom, “the main development is that what used to be a very camp-centered movement has really … turned into collective, I guess, and that collective is made up of working groups and affinity groups who are all now pursuing various strategies but in communication with each other. So it actually looks more like movements we’ve seen in the past than it has previously.”That, in turn, spurs the question: Will the movement dissolve into single-issue groups, “or are we going to continue to be something of a sustained popular uprising?” she said.“In Boston, some of the Protest Chaplains have continued to do various actions,” she said. During Lent, for example, a group gathered every Friday morning outside Bank of America for prayers and music, “not only calling for repentance on the part of banks, but also for all of us to understand how we’re all locked into a system that rests on exploitation and greed.”The Occupy Lent leaders included a Catholic, a Buddhist, a Unitarian, a Lutheran and emergent church Episcopalian. On Ash Wednesday, a UCC minister offered ashes. On Maundy Thursday, a group offered Eucharist and foot washing near a Boston Commons fountain. Good Friday brought a stations of the cross that drew 50 or 60 participants. In Philadelphia, Easter plans included a morning “Sermon at the Mall.”“Occupy is almost mirroring so much of what gets discussed in sort of emergent church discourse,” Egerstrom said. “People don’t want statements or creeds or mission blurbs. … What matters is where you put your body and to what end.“I think Episcopalians would say, ‘Well, it’s all fine and good if you say the creeds and you say that’s what you believe, but aren’t you going to show up to church? Aren’t we going to come together as a community and take part in the sacraments together and experience the sound of all our bodies and voices singing together, praying together?’ And Occupy has also come as a result of people being fed up with the insufficiency of things like signing online petitions, statements from people in positions of authority that don’t go anywhere.”A need for conversation“The camps taught us that there is no substitute for face-to-face conversations,” Egerstrom said. “And the camps taught us that there is nothing that scares the wealthy elite and their institutions more than a collection of people having face-to-face conversations.”Some conversations are taking place at Episcopal seminaries.On April 27, Packard and the Rev. James Cooper, rector of Trinity, Wall Street, will participate in “Occupy Faith – Leadership for the 100%,” a forum focusing on faith and leadership in the Occupy movement, at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. The event is the second in a series of forums sponsored by the Social Concerns Committee highlighting the ongoing impact of the movement.In February, Packard, Merz, Smithen and Egerstrom participated in a forum at General Theological Seminary in New York.In the larger society, although OWS’ encampment only lasted two months, references to the movement and issues raised by Occupy have “just become part of the vocabulary,” Merz said.Within the larger institutional church, he said, he’s “more convinced than ever” that it “will naturally lag behind being a force of any kind of institutional change.”“We unconsciously and consciously perpetuate a lot of the institutional pillars in society, whether it’s family, law and order … Then we preach from the pulpit transformation,” he said. “Experientially, the church is a place that does not welcome transformation actually that openly and easily. You can’t move a pew without getting into an enormous fight.”But, at least in New York, the movement has “pushed some churches into uncomfortable territory,” he said, stressing the need for continued conversations about economic justice and action.May 1 will provide another opportunity, he said. “What will be the response to this? … How will churches respond and see ourselves as partners in pushing the society to answering the questions that we raise week in and week out from out from our pulpits?”Looking outside the church, religious leaders have described a strong spiritual component to the Occupy movement and its encampments from the beginning, even if many participants aren’t religiously affiliated.“The people I meet at OWS … they don’t know anything about institutional religion at all,” Packard said. “They are not less spiritual. They have a spirituality which is undeniable.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Art House says: May 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm As a police officer in L.A. (LAPD) I’m quite horrified that my church sees fit to mix in with and empower those who assemble weapons against me and my brother and sister officers, go to the bathroom on our police cars, rape and murder one another – and no visits at all to police stations!All we have are our chaplains (God Bless them). I do wish Bishop Jon Bruno (a former police officer) would exhibit some Bonhoeffer inspired courage and strength on this matter. Pray for these protestors and denounce their Baal worship. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

Andy Hazell UFC fighting vs Mont de Marsan – animated gif

first_imgFriday Oct 12, 2012 Andy Hazell UFC fighting vs Mont de Marsan – animated gif Gloucester’s Andy Hazell unleashed against Mont De Marsan in their Amlin Challenge Cup match last night after he was allegedly eye-gouged and had a ‘severely sore and very red’ eye. Here is an animated gif of the incident, showing how he punshed and kneed Sebastien Ormaechea.View the full video hereThanks to CaptainSneddan (Simon) for the .gifADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Basal crevasses in Larsen C Ice Shelf and implications for their global abundance

first_imgBasal crevasses extend upwards from the base of ice bodies and can penetrate more than halfway through the ice column under conditions found commonly on ice shelves. As a result, they may locally modify the exchange of mass and energy between ice shelf and ocean, and by altering the shelf’s mechanical properties could play a fundamental role in ice shelf stability. Although early studies revealed that such features may be abundant on Antarctic ice shelves, their geometrical properties and spatial distribution has gained little attention. We investigate basal crevasses in Larsen C Ice Shelf using field radar survey, remote sensing and numerical modelling. We demonstrate that a group of features visible in MODIS imagery are the surface expressions of basal crevasses in the form of surface troughs, and find that basal crevasses can be generated as a result of stresses well downstream of the grounding line. We show that linear elastic fracture mechanics modelling is a good predictor of basal crevasse penetration height where stresses are predominantly tensile, and that measured surface trough depth does not always reflect this height, probably because of snow accumulation in the trough, marine ice accretion in the crevasse, or stress bridging from the surrounding ice. We conclude that all features visible in MODIS imagery of ice shelves and previously labelled simply as “crevasses”, where they are not full thickness rifts, must be basal crevasse troughs, highlighting a fundamental structural property of many ice shelves that may have been previously overlooked.last_img read more

Little Silver Council OKs Liquor Guidelines

first_imgThe ordinance limits the number of barstools to one stool per four dining seats or to one stool for every two feet of bar counter. The maximum capacity of the bar/lounge area will be limited to a maximum of 100 patrons, restricting it to no more than 50 seats, not more than 25 stools and standing capacity of no more than 25.Outdoor dining and serving of drinks and outdoor music would not be permitted, and the location must have food service in its interior during all hours of operation, among the other requirements and stipulations detailed in the ordinances.“This was two years in the making. This wasn’t done lightly,” Galante noted of the ordinances for the small audience on hand for the ordinance public hearing and final vote.Officials explained there are no current plans to build and open a business that would use this license. The borough plan, Neff explained, is to reach out to the state Division of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) about conducting some sort of auction or bidding process for potential purchases of the license. By John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – Details governing the borough’s first-ever consumption liquor license were approved at Monday’s Borough Council meeting.The council passed two ordinances, laying out the parameters for the license and constraints for the future establishment.“We’re trying to do this in the best and safest way we can,” said Mayor Robert C. Neff Jr.Under the conditions in the approved ordinance, any future restaurant/bar would have to be established in the borough’s commercially zoned areas and would have to pass muster with the borough Planning Board and local zoning requirements before it can be established, according to Councilman Donald Galante. Any potential buyer would also have to meet all the stringent requirements the ABC has in place, officials added. And the eventual owner would have up to one year to open an establishment for the license’s use. It couldn’t be held as what is commonly called a “pocket license,” an inactive license, Galante explained.In response to an audience question, Galante noted liquor licenses around the state cost anywhere from $350,000 “to even a million (dollars).” But “we’re in uncharted waters here,” given the borough, as far as anyone can remember, has never had an on-premise, commercial consumption liquor license, Neff said.A majority of voters cast ballots last November on a referendum to allow the community to allow its first consumption license. Two previous attempts to pass a voter referendum, in 1976 and then in 1981, were unsuccessful.The idea, according to borough resident Matt Kelly, who spearheaded the initiative, was to allow for a family-style location where residents can gather following local sporting and other borough events.As it currently stands, the borough has two retail licenses, one for the Little Silver Bottle Shop, 497 Prospect Ave., which sells beer and wine as well as spirits; and the Acme supermarket, 507 Prospect Ave., which is permitted to sell only unrefrigerated beer and wine. Diners are allowed to bring their own beer and wine to local restaurants.Under current state regulations, municipalities are allowed to issue new licenses for every 3,000 residents. With its current population at roughly 5,950, Little Silver is allowed only the one consumption license.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA’S XBTV.COM STREAMING LIVE BREEDERS’ CUP WORKOUTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM GREAT RACE PLACE LEADING INTO BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 4 & 5

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2016)–Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 & 5, is now streaming live morning workouts and interviews via XBTV.com’s “Control Room: XBTV Live From Santa Anita” from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. PDT each morning.Owned by the Stronach Group, XBTV provides fans with cutting edge programming that enlists multiple Ultra HD cameras and insightful commentary as horses from around the world converge on The Great Race Place for the biggest two days in racing.Available only at XBTV.com, “Control Room” features nationally acclaimed hosts and analysts such as Millie Ball, Zoe Cadman, Jeff Siegel and Aaron Vercruysse, who provide context, lend expertise and deliver interviews with many of this year’s Breeders’ Cup principals.As “Control Room” completed day two Wednesday morning, the roster of horses shown in action this week includes Bob Baffert trainees such as record breaking, Grade I Travers winner Arrogate (Breeders’ Cup Classic), Dortmund (Dirt Mile), Klimt (Juvenile), Lord Nelson (Sprint) and Noted and Quoted (Juvenile Fillies).Other Breeders’ Cup “A-Listers” caught on XBTV video include three-time Eclipse Champion Beholder, Stellar Wind (both pointing to BC Distaff), Met Mile winner Frosted (Classic), Kentucky Derby winner, Nyquist (Classic) and last year’s BC Sprint winner, Runhappy (Dirt Mile).In addition to morning shows such as “Control Room,” XBTV provides live racing coverage each weekend from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park and more. XBTV.com can be viewed on any computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device or smart TV.last_img read more

More funding sought to promote historic sites in East Donegal

first_imgHistorical sites East Donegal are not getting their share of funding for tourism promotions, Donegal County Councillor Frank McBrearty has claimed.Additional funding has been sought this week to enhance landmarks in the region such as Beltany Stone Circle and St. Eunan’s Cathedral.Beltany Stone Circle, located on a hilltop in Raphoe, is an impressive Neolithic monument which is estimated to be 5,000 years old. However, local Cllr McBrearty says that tourists are struggling to find it due to a lack of signage. In his call for funding for tourism, culture and heritage, Cllr McBrearty said: “The historic nature of the area is unbelievable but we are not getting our share of the cake compared to the rest of the county.”He asked for the executive to step in an ensure the region receives the same level of support as other areas of Donegal.“Raphoe is the oldest settlement in this county, we have a heritage site in the country that is one of the oldest in Ireland and nothing is being done with it,” McBrearty told the monthly council meeting.As a result of the motion, the council has said it will work with the Heritage Office to identify funding sources to promote the specific sites. More funding sought to promote historic sites in East Donegal was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beltany stone circleCllr Frank McBreartyDonegal County Councileast Donegallast_img read more

1time to start flying from Lanseria

first_imgRay Maota An aircraft from the 1time Airlines fleet.(Image: jetphotos.net) Gavin Sayce says Lanseria is known for itshigh service levels and convenience.(Image: Engineering News)MEDIA CONTACTS• Gavin SayceLanseria International Airport Manager+27 11 659 2750RELATED ARTICLES• Lanseria International Airport• New airport nears completion• Zambezi Airlines lands in SA• OR Tambo spreads its wingsLow-cost airline 1time will begin flying from Lanseria International Airport, north-west of Johannesburg, in 2011 – a move that will benefit the airport as well as the carrier.“There are also several African airlines which have also expressed interest in flying from the airport,” said Gavin Sayce, Lanseria airport manager.“The ending of a five-year exclusivity agreement between Lanseria and Kulula Airlines operator, Comair, has opened the market for new operators and has also prompted these upgrades,” said Sayce.Kulula Airlines is one of South Africa’s most popular budget airlines, the others being 1time and Mango. Kulula has been operating from Lanseria since 2006.“The sub-Saharan African air market is opening up rapidly and Lanseria is ideally placed to serve it,” he added.Facilities upgradedThe airport plans to build a new runway, a multi-storey parkade, improve its shuttle service and is also in talks with the hospitality industry about building a hotel in the airport grounds.Sayce said: “Plans for an upgraded runway have been on the drawing board for some time, but we put the project on ice due to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”Lanseria’s apron, where the aircraft refuel, load, unload and park, can accommodate six narrow-body aircrafts at one time, but has capacity for this to be extended to nine.Last year the airport increased its parking to 1 800 bays. Additional parking will be accommodated in the new multi-storey parkade.“While the airport’s domestic terminal is reaching capacity, there is still room for expansion in international departures to cope with growing regional flights,” said Sayce.Tapping into exclusive market“We are in advanced talks with Lanseria’s management and expect to begin flights from the airport in the first half of next year,” said Glenn Orsmond, CEO of 1time Airlines, in the Business Day.“We have submitted our schedules and we are in the process of ironing out the final details of the agreement,” he added.In addition to various domestic routes, the airline already has flights to Livingstone in Zambia, Zanzibar and Maputo. Orsmond said: “We will continue to apply for rights to new African routes as they come up.”With 1time now also appealing to an exclusive market of travellers who prefer Lanseria to bigger airports such as OR Tambo, east of Johannesburg, Kulula plans to expand its presence there.Kulula has already secured the rights for flights between Lanseria and Maputo. Gidon Novick, joint CEO of Comair said: “We will also add further domestic flights once the new runway is in place.” The airline already flies, on average, seven times a day to Cape Town and six times to Durban from the airport.Sayce said: “In the past five years since Kulula launched its first flight, the airport has grown rapidly and this year more than a million passengers used the airport.“For us the challenge is to keep the service levels and convenience of a small facility, while expanding the airport. That is what sets Lanseria apart from other airports.”VIPs prefer Lanseria Lanseria is Gauteng province’s second international airport and is privately owned. The other is the more high-profile OR Tambo International, which is still the entry point for most commercial travellers into South Africa. Lanseria is the preferred entry point for celebrities, heads of state and other VIPs.Lanseria was launched in 1972 by two pilots from Pretoria, Fanie Haacke and Abe Sher. The facility was opened to air traffic by the then minister of transport, Hannes Rall, on 16 August 1974. On that day, a Learjet ZS-MTD was the first plane to land at the new facility.In 1975 Lanseria was chosen to host Air Africa International, an air show, which was a major event on the international aerospace calendar.When former president Nelson Mandela was released from prison in May 1990, he was flown to Johannesburg via Lanseria.In the same year, Lanseria’s co-owners, the Roodepoort and Krugersdorp Municipalities and the Transvaal Administrator, announced that the airport was to be sold. It was brought to tender and the tender was awarded to a consortium of private investors in 1991.Government concerns such as immigration; border police, which is part of the South African Police Service; customs and health; nature conservation; agriculture; national intelligence and veterinarian services are all represented at Lanseria.The airport has a large variety of aviation-related tenants, ranging from scheduled and charter operators to aircraft sales, freight services, flight schools, and other maintenance services such as engineering, upholstery and spray-painting. Wi-fi access, foreign exchange and duty-free shopping are also available.last_img read more

Microsoft’s “Metro” Makeovers March on to SkyDrive

first_imgMicrosoft added an instant-search feature to SkyDrive – letting users search for files anywhere within the SkyDrive interface – as well as Office documents written with Excel, PowerPoint or Word. Frequently-used options are now at the top of the page, including the ability to Create documents in Office Web Apps. (Users can opt in to the new Office Web Apps or use the traditional version.) Naturally, users can share, embed and upload files and folders, as before. Some minor conveniences have also been added: drag and drop, as well as a new default behavior of sorting photos from newest to oldest using HTML5. And, last but not least – Microsoft removed the beta tag, giving SkyDrive full commercial product status.App ImprovementsMicrosoft also promised a SkyDrive app for Android. When it becomes available in a weeks, it will help make SkyDrive and other Microsoft services a little less exclusive to Windows Phone.Performance improvements are also on tap for both Apple OS X and the main Windows desktop. Microsoft offers new SkyDrive users 7GB of free storage, accessible via the Web interface or a dedicated app that runs on iOS or the Windows desktop.SkyDrive automatically sync the contents of folders, looking for incremental changes. The problem, Microsoft said, had been that those changes would often suck up the PC’s resources. To fix that, Microsoft cut the amount of time needed to look for the updated files as how long SkyDrive takes to upload photosBut Microsoft still hasn’t quite been able to allow SkyDrive users to specify where files are saved – that’s coming in a future update, Microsoft promises.Finally, Microsoft said SkyDrive is no longer restricts which types of files apps can upload, and Microsoft added a file picker to open and save files.“Metro” in SkyDriveDesigner and creative consulatant Stephane Massey has written a nice overview of the design principles governing “Metro”, including the language and principles governing its design:“Information is the star of the show. If it makes sense to express information with typography do it – otherwise don’t force it.”“Typography can be beautiful when incorporated with design skills,” Massey added. “This is exactly the thing that makes typography stand out from other media – it’s not typography for the sake of typography but typography as a particularly efficient and flexible tool to convey structured information.”Within the SkyDrive page, files are color-coded by type – green for Excel spreadsheets, blue for Word files, orange for PowerPoint presentations. When photos are displayed, the photo itself replaces the file icon, as you might expect.So is there any Microsoft property that won’t receive a “Metro” update? It doesn’t look like it. The company is clearly trying to give its software and services a consistent look and feel for branding purposes as well as to give users a consistent interface. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… markhachman On Tuesday, Microsoft continued its drive to remake its entire product line leveraging the Windows 8-style user experience, formerly known as “Metro.” The lastest product to get theMetro makeover: SkyDrive.The redesign of Microsoft’s cloud storage system replaces a somewhat stodgy list of files with the Windows 8-style interface using improved typograhphy and colorful interactive “live tiles.” (Due to a trademark dispute, Microsoft has quietly dropped the use of the word “Metro,” but has yet to replace it with an official moniker. “Modern UI” seems to be a leading candidate.)Ever since Microsoft adopted the extension of the Swiss typographic style within the Zune user interface, the company has slowly extended the concept into other businesses. Wikipedia may credit MSN’s redesign as Metro-influenced, but the design approach’s real coming-out party was the introduction of Windows 8. David Chen, a UX designer at AJA Creative Design, has characterized 2005’s Apple OS X interface as a UI to interact with. Metro, Chen believes, is a UI “to keep in touch”.“Metro will drive the new magic across all of our user experiences,” Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said in his January speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He described it as “fast, fluid, dynamic, across all the Microsoft experiences,” and noted that Metro-style elements have been included to the Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.“So in 2012, what’s next? Metro, Metro, Metro,” Ballmer said, slapping host Ryan Seacrest on the leg.At the end of July, Microsoft applied the Metro design scheme to its new Outlook.com email service. Also on Tuesday, Microsoft said that Outlook.com had attracted a total of ten million users.Microsoft appears to be almost finished updating its online services with the new look and feel. At the top of each page of Microsoft’s services, Microsoft includes a menu, allowing users to navigate to SkyDrive, Hotmail, Outlook.com, Hotmail Calendar, Messenger and the People contact page. Of those, Microsoft has applied the “Metro” interface to Outlook.com, as well as the related People tab. But the Calendar tab still defaults to a Hotmail view, meaning that that’s probably next on the list. But Microsoft declined to confirm its plans: “We don’t have anything to share on the timing of Calendar, but it’s something the team is looking at as part of an upcoming release,” a Microsoft spokeswoman said in an email.SkyDrive UpgradeAlthough the UI is the most obvious change to SkyDrive page, the services also got a functional update. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#Microsoft Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

How to Get a Job In Sales

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Do you look for a job in sales the same way that you sell?Do you make one attempt by sending your resume and never follow up?Do you assume that because the advertisement for the position has an email address that you are limited to communicating by email? Is there some reason that you believe that email is the most effective medium you have for a communication as important as pursuing the job you want in sales?Do you prepare for your interview like it’s a sales call? It is a sales call, you know. To you prepare a list of questions about the position that indicate that you have experience and a deep situational knowledge? Do you have an ability to tie what you know to your ability to generate immediate results for your would-be employer?More here on preparation. Do you know what kind of clients the hiring company is trying to acquire? Do you have ideas about how you might help them acquire those clients? Do you have ideas about why their potential customers would find you to be a value creator as the salesperson handling their account?After you interview do you go away? Do you make one follow up call and disappear? Do you ask for the sale? I mean do you ask for the job?How you go about pursuing a sales job is an excellent indication to a potential employer as to how you might behave after they hire you as a sales rep. The more you demonstrate the sales behaviors that allow salespeople to be successful, the more your potential employer can see you in that role. The opposite is also true. The fewer of those behaviors you demonstrate the less likely it is that that employer can see you making sales.You are selling yourself, right?last_img read more

Tata Motors brings Harrier at Rs 12.69 lakh, new SUV to challenge Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass

first_imgTata Motors has launched Harrier, the company’s much talked about SUV, for a starting price of Rs 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The company is expected to challenge the dominant players like Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass in the sports utility vehicle segment with its new offering.Below are Harrier’s variants and prices (ex-showroom, Mumbai), as revealed by the company during the launch:– XE – Rs 12.69 lakh– XM – Rs 13.75 lakh– XT – Rs 14.95 lakh– XZ – Rs 16.25 lakhHarrier will be available in five exciting colour options – Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Ariel Silver, Telesto Grey and Orcus White.At the Auto Expo 2018, Tata had showcased its H5X concept. Ever since the company revealed Harrier – the production version of H5X – the SUV enthusiasts eagerly awaited its launch. The bookings for Harrier finally commenced on October 15, 2018 with much fanfare.The SUV is based on Land Rover’s D8 platform and will be the first product to sport the Impact 2.0 Design Language from Tata Motors.Harrier will be powered by a very efficient Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged engine churning out 140 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm. It comes with an Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) for excellent low-end torque and linear power delivery with low carbon footprint. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.The new SUV from Tata features three drive modes – Eco, City and Sport – combined with similar number of ESP terrain response modes – Normal, Rough and Wet – ensuring effortless handling. However, the SUV does not provide two important features — an automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive.advertisementHarrier gets Xenon HID projector headlamps, dual function LED DRLs with turn indicators merged with front grille, 3D LED tail lamps with sporty piano black finish, shark fin antenna and 17-inch alloy wheels. The combination of all these features makes the SUV look dynamic and expressive.One would find ample room inside Harrier’s spacious cabin, which gets a touch of luxury through decent use of leather and satin chrome pack. The dashboard comes in oak wood finish. The SUV gets premium leather seat upholstery along with leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob. The boot provides 425 litres of space.Coming to the entertainment bit, Harrier comes with a Floating Island 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with high resolution display, supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SUV also gets four speakers, four tweeters, one subwoofer with amplifier and guess what, all are provided by none other than JBL.Safety standards in Harrier are quite high with the company providing six airbags – driver, co-driver, seat side and airbags. The SUV also gets advanced ESP (electronic safety program) with 14 additional functionalities, including ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake force distribution), corner stability control, electronic traction control, electronic stability control, hill hold control, hill descent control and roll over mitigation.Tata is banking big on Harrier and with the kind of looks and features this SUV has, a lot many people are going to go for it. With Harrier out, Mahindra and Jeep will need to be on their toes and try to keep their market share intact through innovative methods.ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki launches 3rd-generation WagonR at Rs 4.19 lakh, serious threat for Hyundai SantroALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift likely to be launched on January 27, price to be revealed around same timeALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300 to launch on February 14, you can pre-book it by paying Rs 20,000last_img read more