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One person had fled while two others were arrested. (Colombo Gazette) The items were found hidden in the three-wheeler during a search operation.According to the Police, three people were in the vehicle when it was stopped by the Police. A former LTTE member, who escaped last week when the Police found explosives in a three-wheeler, was arrested in Mankulam.Flags similar to that used by the LTTE, clothes and explosives were found in the three-wheeler in Oddusuddan on Friday.
“With team work, we can pull together and ensure the mission given to us by the international community is accomplished,” Ambassador Daudi Ngelautwa Mwakawago of Tanzania, who was appointed to the position last month, told reporters yesterday.He added that UN still has an important role to play in consolidating and sustaining peace in Sierra Leone, and pledged to address the sub-regional aspects of West Africa’s conflicts.The new envoy replaces Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji of Nigeria, who was named his country’s Foreign Minister in July 2003.
by Colleen Long, The Associated Press Posted Jun 17, 2017 5:18 am MDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2017 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stay put? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule FILE- In this June 14, 2017 file photo, smoke rises from a 24-story high-rise apartment building on fire in London. Fire safety experts say despite that outcome, “stay put” is still the best advice if fire breaks out in a different part of a high rise building. The recommend sheltering in place as long as the building has proper fire suppression protections, like a sprinkler system, fireproof doors and flame-resistant construction materials.( AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, don’t automatically run for the stairs. Stay put and wait for instructions.That’s what residents of London’s 24-story Grenfell Tower had been told to do, but the strategy failed early Wednesday when flames that began on a lower floor spread shockingly fast and quickly engulfed the entire building.Many residents were trapped, forcing some on higher floors to jump to their deaths rather than face the flames or throw their children to bystanders below. By Saturday, officials counted 58 people missing and presumed dead, including 30 deaths previously confirmed.Despite that outcome, fire experts say “stay put” is still the best advice — as long as the building has proper fire-suppression protections, such as multiple stairwells, sprinkler systems, fireproof doors and flame-resistant construction materials, some of which were lacking in the London blaze.“It is human nature for most of us — if we know there’s a fire, start moving and get out,” said Robert Solomon of the National Fire Protection Association, a U.S.-based organization that studies fire safety globally. “But we try to make sure people know there are features and redundancies in buildings that you can count on, and you can stay put.”Most major cities with many high-rise buildings have detailed building codes and fire safety rules requiring several layers of protections in tall buildings. The rules vary from place to place, as does advice about when to evacuate, but fire experts say the “shelter-in-place” directive is usually applied to buildings of 15 stories or more.Floors directly above and below the reported fire are usually evacuated, but others are to stay and use damp towels to block cracks beneath the door unless told otherwise, and call 911 if they have questions.That’s partly to avoid repeated, unnecessary evacuations that cause people eventually to ignore such orders when they really matter. And it also avoids panicked and unsafe evacuations down a long stairwell choked with smoke, which can be just as deadly as the licking flames.Several such high-rise evacuations over the years have resulted in needless deaths. In 2014, a man who fled his apartment on the 38th floor of a New York City apartment building died when he encountered a plume of suffocating smoke in a stairwell as he tried to descend to the street. His apartment remained entirely untouched by the flames.What makes the London fire maddening for fire experts who believe in the “stay put” rule is that the Grenfell may have lacked many of the safety redundancies necessary to make it work.For example, the Grenfell building had only one stairwell. A lawmaker says it didn’t have working sprinklers. And Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported that cladding used on the high-rise structure was made of the cheaper, more flammable material of two types offered by the manufacturer.“The bottom line: Sprinklers, fire doors and multiple stairwells work,” said Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Conroy. “It becomes difficult to shelter-in-place when you have no engineered fire protection systems within a building.”New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, whose department is among the most practiced in the world at fighting fires in tall buildings, says he believes in the stay-put policy but “what happened in London, in which a fire went from the fourth floor to the 21st floor in what we understand was in 17 minutes, is unprecedented.”The sister of a man still missing in the London blaze told reporters that when she phoned him on the 21st floor as the fire spread, he said he hadn’t evacuated with his wife and three children because fire officials told him to “stay inside, stay in one room together and put towels under the door.” Hana Wahabi said she begged her brother, Abdulaziz Wahabi, to leave but he told her “there was too much smoke.”One question now is whether people will heed that guidance with the Grenfell disaster fresh in their minds.“There is no way I am waiting to die in a building. I am getting out to safety,” said Jennifer Lopez, who works in a high-rise building a short walk from the World Trade Center in New York City.Any move away from the shelter in place tactic would put lives at risk, said Simon Lay, a fire safety expert and fellow at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.“Statistics tell us that defend in place remains the best policy and is based on sound principles as it enables firefighters to work unhindered and protects against the apathy that can develop from exposure to false alarms,” he said.Jonathan Lum, an advertising executive who lives on the 57th floor of a glittering Manhattan tower designed by Frank Gehry, said if a fire breaks out there, he will heed the wisdom of the fire department and stay in his apartment, but partly because he lives in a building constructed in the past decade.“If I were in a different, less modern building with less obvious fire safety, I’m not sure how I would feel, honestly,” he said.
Registrations fell 10.8 per cent in October to 152,497 units Year-to-October figures were down 5.6 per cent at 2,124,377 units on the back of a strong September Diesel penetration at record 39.9 per cent, but first fall in volumes in 61 months ‘2005 has been a tough year for the new car market,’ commented SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘The downturn in consumer spending has hit dealerships across the country. The good news for buyers is that a weak market means strong deals. The next few months will also see a range of new models, especially in the popular supermini segment. Manufacturers and dealers will continue to fight hard for every sale.’ Note: The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by SMMT. Consumer spending growth (Source: ONS)DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Tammy Sweeney (BEd ’95), CEO of the Women in Leadership and Business and Born2Lead conferences that are being held next month, speaks about the events on the Conversations with Goodman podcast with host Susan LeBlanc.The conferences bring participants together for an interactive professional development opportunity to help them to succeed in their careers.Born2Lead is focused on youth leadership and provides young entrepreneurs ages 16 to 26 with an opportunity to join the Women in Leadership and Business delegates to hear the keynote address and learn from a professional conference experience.Held at White Oaks Resort and Spa, the conference is going into its seventh year in Ontario.Brock’s Goodman School of Business has been a supporter of the conference since it started in 2011.The brainchild of Brock grad Ildi Arlette (BA ’92, BA ’06), the conference has also since expanded to Alberta.“This whole conference is about practical, tangible things that I can take away and apply in my world tomorrow that will help me get from where I am now to the next journey or my next adventure or my next level,” Sweeney said.The Women in Leadership and Business conference is set for March 26 to 28 and Born2Lead for March 27.Sweeney explained that the theme for this year’s conference centres on building strength from within to take on the next challenge ahead.This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community.
“That one stings,” said Ohio State senior defenseman Brandon Martell after rival Michigan completed a weekend sweep of his team. Michigan defeated OSU, 6-3, Saturday night, following a 5-3 victory the night before. Leaving the series empty-handed, OSU remains in a tie for fourth with Ferris State in the 11-team Central Collegiate Hockey Association. But even with two losses, the Buckeyes earned a first-round bye in the CCHA Tournament. OSU coach Mark Osiecki said his staff came into the weekend primarily focused on securing that objective. “Our first step was trying to earn a bye. That’s a big step for us,” Osiecki said. The Buckeyes started Saturday’s Senior Night with four of their five seniors on the ice. The spotlight soon moved to OSU sophomore forward Tanner Fritz. The Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, native scored two goals in the opening period, sandwiched around a pair of tallies from the Wolverines. Fritz was not finished yet. After Michigan took a 3-2 lead early in the second on a goal by sophomore forward Phil Di Giuseppe, Fritz assisted sophomore forward Max McCormick’s equalizer at the 5:16 mark of the period. “(Fritz) is on a whole different level,” Osiecki said of his forward’s recent play. Neither Fritz nor his teammates, though, could muster any offense in the final period against the Wolverines. Michigan scored the final three goals of the contest. Osiecki pulled senior goalie Brady Hjelle after he let in his fifth goal of the game. “He’s been solid for us … he didn’t have his A-game tonight by any means. I don’t want to leave him out there just dangling in the wind,” Osiecki said of the call to pull Hjelle on Senior Night. The Buckeyes came out of the gate slowly Friday night and were unable to find the net until the beginning of the third period. McCormick’s 10th goal of the season made it 2-1 with 19 minutes to play. The remainder of the period brought a bevy of goals, but OSU never pulled even. The final Michigan goal came on an empty net with 50 seconds left. The sweep of the Buckeyes (13-14-7, 12-9-5-1 CCHA) leaves the Wolverines (12-18-2, 9-15-2-2 CCHA) with 31 points in conference play. Although it sits in ninth place, coach Red Berenson’s squad has won four of its last six. “That’s probably the best weekend of hockey Michigan has played all year. The penalty killing was good and the power play was good,” Berenson said. OSU will shift focus to the final series of the regular season, a date with league-leading Miami (Ohio). Osiecki said a positive response to being swept at home will be key to preparing for the Red Hawks. “You’ve got to turn the page as quick as possible, but they also have to let it sting,” Osiecki said. “That has to drive you for Monday, has to drive you for Friday.” Game one of the two-game series will be played Friday at 7:35 p.m. in Oxford, Ohio.
Share77 Tweet Email8 That means Kerry will then have to concede home advantage to Cork for their next three football championship clashes after the 2015 Munster drawn final and replay were held in Killarney. Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly set to appeal his 12-week suspension‘Kerry have a monopoly on sportswriting and the telly’ – Paul Kerrigan looks forward to Kingdom showdown Venue for Munster Senior Hurling Final will be confirmed by Munster CCC on Sunday evening following Cork v Waterford S-Final pic.twitter.com/BzOe1c6616— Munster GAA (@MunsterGAA) June 12, 2017 Source: Munster GAA/Twitter Disappointing news páirc uí chaoimh won’t be open… would have been a belter. Killarney will still have fireworks 💥 🏐😜😉#munsterfinal pic.twitter.com/qmDg4tVq5k— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) June 12, 2017 http://the42.ie/3439763 Source: Tomás Ó Sé/Twitter Kerry’s David Moran and James Loughrey of Cork in action in the 2015 Munster final replay Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOThe venue for the hurling final on Sunday 9 July will depend on the outcome of next Sunday’s semi-final clash between Cork and Waterford. Páirc Uí Chaoimh ruled out as venue for Munster finals as Fitzgerald Stadium to host Cork-Kerry clash The stadium will not be completed in time. Clare await the winners in the decider but Semple Stadium in Thurles would seem the front-runner to host either pairing.The full statement explaining the Páirc Uí Chaoimh decision read:“The new Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium will not host either of the Munster Finals scheduled for July, as originally planned. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Updated 15.45pmPÁIRC UÍ CHAOIMH will not host either of this year’s Munster senior finals as the stadium redevelopment will not be completed in time and that has paved the way for the football clash of Kerry and Cork to take place in Fitzgerald Stadium next month. A view in May of the stadium redevelopment. Source: Gary Carr/INPHOThe Cork county board confirmed today that the handover date of Sunday 18 June will ‘not now be met’ and instead the project will be finished on Friday 7 July.It means that the Cork footballers will not have home advantage for their clash with Kerry on Sunday 2 July and it’s been announced this afternoon that Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney will host the match. Monday 12 Jun 2017, 3:45 PM Jun 12th 2017, 3:45 PM Source: Munster GAA/Twitter 42,122 Views “Cork County Board was informed this morning that the scheduled handover date of June 18th would not now be met. There are still some commissioning works to be completed and these will be finished by July 7th. The first game in the new stadium will take place in mid July.“Cork County chairman, Ger Lane said: “Clearly we are disappointed but we want everything to be pristine before the stadium hosts its first major games. We want to be certain that all the expectations for this tremendous new facility will be fully met and we are satisfied that this will be the case by mid July.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.ie 59 Comments By Fintan O’Toole Cork will play Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday July 2nd at 2pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney— Munster GAA (@MunsterGAA) June 12, 2017
A total of 69 people seeking asylum were rescued in the Eastern Aegean sea last Sunday in two separate operations run by the Hellenic Coast Guard and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).In the first incident, a small rubber vessels carrying 26 passengers was spotted sinking by a Frontex patrol boat off the coast of Lesvos, in an area close to the island’s airport.Frontex officers managed to rescue the people on board, who were then transported to the capital city port in Mytilini and the vessel’s 35-year-old captain was arrested and charged for migrant smuggling.Later on, another cohort of 43 refugees and migrants was rescued during a Hellenic Coast Guard operation near Farmakonisi, before being safely transferred to the island’s port.The coast guard crew located the inflatable motorboat in the marine area southeast of the island.According to the most recently updated UNHCR data, more than 31,800 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea to Greece in 2018. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
N Chandrasekaran takes home Rs 30 crore in FY 2017ReutersListed entities of Tata Group, which ended up with a market capitalisation of $131.6 billion as of Friday closing prices on the stock exchanges, could see gains in the future, thanks to a strategy by Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and his team. Tata Sons is the holding company for the business conglomerate. The increase in valuation could be as high as $10 billion, according to the Economic Times that cited a note by Swiss financial services firm Credit Suisse.Also read: TCS to increase Bhubaneswar unit’s employee capacity by 3,000The listed entities have a presence across sectors, ranging from automobiles, metals, information technology, to financial services, consumer goods, hospitality and retail. The top three firms from a market capitalisation perspective are Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Motors and Tata Steel.Other companies include Titan, Tata Chemicals, Voltas, Trent, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Power, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels Company.”Execution is where the new team can differentiate itself. Tata Motors can benefit from better India execution, Tata Steel from improving returns in Europe and growth in India, Voltas from a greater focus on its consumer business and Titan from the domestic consumption theme,” the daily quoted from the note.Chandrasekaran took over as chairman of Tata Sons in January following the abrupt ouster of Cyrus Mistry last October that triggered a bitter boardroom battle at one of the most-respected business houses of India. “He is the first chairman from outside the shareholding families and has a stellar track record of leading TCS for seven years. He, with his new team, can provide renewed energy at the top, in our view,” Credit Suisse said in its note, according to the Economic Times.
Election CommissionBangladesh Election Commission will launch a pilot programme over the registration of Bangladeshi-British citizens on the voter list in December next.The pilot programme will be implemented under the supervision of Bangladesh high commission in London.The issue was discussed at a recent meeting between an EC delegation and Bangladesh community in London, said the high commission on Thursday, reports news agency UNB.Bangladesh high commissioner to London Saida Muna Tasneem presided over the meeting arranged by the Bangladesh mission in London.The high commission will provide necessary support to the election commission to accomplish the registration process of voters.Election commissioner Rafiqul Islam shared about the registration procedure and distribution of national identity cards to the expatriate Bangladeshis.He said a technical team of the EC will visit London in December to take photographs, fingerprints and accomplish other related activities.Leaders of different professions and classes of the Bangladeshi-British community participated in the meeting.
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The company’s decision was largely driven by what is now Kin’s anchor show: Tia Mowry’s “Quick Fix.” The life-hacks show from Mowry, best known for her starring role in ’90s sitcom “Sister, Sister,” has pulled in as many as 8 million viewers per episode — rivaling such cable TV mainstays as “Chopped,” “Property Brothers” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” according to Nielsen.Kin’s second celeb-oriented channel, “All Things Adrienne,” featuring Adrienne Bailon Houghton (ex-Cheetah Girl and co-host of syndicated talk show “The Real”), has garnered 700,000 followers since launching three months ago.“We are thrilled to welcome Jordin and JoJo to the Kin neighborhood,” Kin CEO Michael Wayne said in a statement. “These talented women represent different content verticals that are core to Kin’s audience of builders.”Sparks, the winner of “American Idol” season 6 back in 2007, has over 12 million social-media followers. On her Kin channel, she’ll focus on her passion for baking, according to the company.Fletcher, a former contestant on “The Bachelor,” met her now-fiancé Jordan Rodgers on “The Bachelorette” season 12 and ended up picking him from the field of suitors. The couple will spotlight home design and décor on their Kin channel, and the company also promises viewers a reality-TV-style peek into their relationship.Meanwhile, Vanessa Lachey — who recently signed to be part of the Kin network with her husband, Nick — will debut her first show, “Beauty School Knockout,” later in August.Each episode of “Beauty School Knockout” will feature two contestants trying to nail a specific beauty look using unconventional products, with Vanessa and celebrity makeup artist Anton Khachaturian selecting the winner. Fans also will be able to weigh in with their opinions through polling via Facebook. Initially, the show will be available on Facebook Watch, with distribution on YouTube, Instagram and Amazon at a later date.L.A.-based Kin has raised $40.5 million in funding from investors including Emil Capital Partners, Tegna, Canada’s Corus Entertainment and Australia’s Allure Media. Digital-entertainment network Kin is gearing up to launch new lifestyle channels with three pop-culture personalities: singer-actress Jordin Sparks, and JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers of “The Bachelorette” fame.In addition, the network unveiled plans for its first competition-format show: “Beauty School Knockout,” hosted by Vanessa Lachey.The new content pacts further build on Kin’s “neighborhood” strategy, focused on creating an interconnected network of owned-and-operated channels targeted at millennial women across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram TV and Amazon. Founded in 2011, Kin previously had pursued a multichannel-network-style model with digital influencers — but starting late last year began shifting to solely launch and manage channels with talent from the traditional entertainment world. Popular on Variety
A synchrotron for neutral molecules This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Meijer is a scientist at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin, Germany. Working with a group of scientists from his institution, as well as from the Laser Centre at Vrije University in Amsterdam and the Institute for Molecules and Materials at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Meijer demonstrated that it is possible to maintain control over neutral molecules traveling for a mile in a ring. Their work is published in Physical Review Letters: “Multiple Packets of Neutral Molecules Revolving for over a Mile.”“Our experiment is really about getting complete control over molecules in beams,” Meijer explains. “We have shown that it is possible to completely control these packets of neutral molecules, and keep them in circle orbit – while at the same time making them move very slowly.”The ring in question consists of 40 electrostatic focusing elements called hexapoles. The hexapoles keep a packet of molecules (for this experiment, ammonia) confined to a circular orbit. Even though we think of these types of machines as rather large, the setup in question is reasonably compact. “It fits almost on my table,” Meijer says. “The diameter is about 50 centimeters, making it possible to do the kinds of experiments we suggest with relative ease.”The ring setup allows for the injection of 19 separate packets of molecules, all of them moving at the same pace, trailing each other by a fixed distance. Meijer and his colleagues were able to keep this up as the molecule packets made enough round trips through the ring to surpass the distance of a mile. “Interesting things happen when you can store molecules that long,” Meijer points out. “We’ve found that there are interesting things that happen with black body radiation, and this device could be one way to study these effects without the normally complicated experiments seen in the past.”“Normally, your interaction time with a neutral molecule is quite small,” Meijer says, “only a millisecond. Our device allows you to extend the time to 10 seconds, providing the chance to study molecules much better. We can see how well we can control free molecules, and study them in more detail.”So far, Meijer and the members of the team have not learned anything new. “We used a molecule we understand very well, since our goal was to demonstrate that it is possible to have this level of control over these molecules,” Meijer explains. It’s the next step, he says, that should be exciting.“Right now, we have shown that we can control these molecules very well, with them all going the same direction,” Meijer says. “To study collisions, we are adding another beam that can inject molecules from the other side. Sometime next year, we should be able to set up for collision studies.”“We have little information about what happens during collisions at low energies,” he continues. “Once we start the collisions with our machines, we should begin learning something new.” Explore further 40-piece molecular synchtron used by the team for their experiment. Image credit: Fritz Haber Institute. More information: Peter C. Zieger, Sebastiaan Y.T. van de Meerakker, Cynthia E. Heiner, Hendrick L. Bethlem, André J.A. van Roij, and Gerard Meijer, “Multiple Packets of Neutral Molecules Revolving for over a Mile,” Physical Review Letters (2010). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.173001 (PhysOrg.com) — When we think of molecular collisions, we often consider massive colliders, like the LHC, sending particles smashing into each other at very high energies. While this is interesting work, it’s not the only type of collision that requires study. “Normally, you have molecules colliding at high velocities,” Gerard Meijer tells PhysOrg.com. “But we don’t know as much about low energy collisions. Being able to control molecules, and slow them down could provide another interesting line of study at the fundamental level.” Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: A milestone for molecular beams (2010, October 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-10-milestone-molecular.html
In keeping with their theme of advocating for Amendment 4, and giving people with felony convictions their right to vote again, the church is supporting the person if they’re arrested.The new message | Photo: Facebook/ Allendale UMC – St. PetersburgOn the sign, the new message reads: ‘Vandalism is a felony that shouldn’t take away your vote for life! Vote yes on Amendment 4.’The city’s police are investigating the act of vandalism.‘While we’re a welcoming community, that’s not what we welcome,’ said Mayor Rick Kriseman. ‘People who think that way, who are intolerant, who don’t have room for everyone, go somewhere else. ’Cause this isn’t the place you want to live, anyway.’As for the church itself, they passed a resolution allowing their pastor to officiate same-sex weddings.More from Gay Star NewsCatholic priest who burned rainbow flag outside of church is stood downParking lot dispute with Texas church leads to gay conversion therapy signsThis church unfurled a new inclusive Pride flag to kick off Calgary Pride weekGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) In November, people in Florida will vote on Amendment 4, a state ballot measuring which would give voting rights back to people with felony convictions. The church is advocating for a yes vote, which they wrote on their sign.The following photo shows their political advocacy on the sign, as well as the vandalism.The vandalism on the church’s sign | Photo: Facebook/Allendale UMC – St. PetersburgRev. Andy Oliver, the pastor at the church, does not identify as gay, but said their place of worship is welcoming. He added about a quarter of the congregants are part of the LGBTI community.‘Of course we were disappointed that someone chose to vandalize our sign, but we saw it as an opportunity to respond with love,’ he said. ‘This is just a tiny piece of the hate that gets directed at the LGBTQ community everyday — harm that is often invisible.’So how did they ‘respond with love’?They kept the words, but also put up rainbow hearts and their own message: ‘Love always wins!’Vandalism + love | Photo: Facebook/Allendale UMC – St. PetersburgIt doesn’t end thereSince then, the church has updated the sign once again. They removed the spray paint and put up a new message on the board. GAYSTARNEWS- A church in Florida, priding itself on being inclusive, was vandalized recently. Congregants found the words ‘gay pastor’ spray painted onto their church’s sign Monday (24 September) morning.The spray paint covered up a political message on the board. Parking lot dispute with Texas church leads to gay conversion therapy signsGay Irish leader Leo Varadkar condemns Catholic Church’s ‘legacy’Virginian Baptist association kicks out church over pro-gay stanceRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbti-inclusive-church-political-sign-vandalized/
Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – A member of a leading human rights organization has been beaten and arrested in a southern Algerian city.The lawyer for Yacine Zaid said Tuesday that his client had been punched and beaten by police when they arrested him at a road block in Ouargla , 700 kilometers (435 miles) south of the capital. The lawyer, Sidhoum Mohamed Amine, said Zaid was arrested Monday on the ground that he had shown a lack of respect for police. The daily El Watan reported that Zaid would go on trial Monday for “humiliating” and “striking a police officer.” The paper quoted an eyewitness, Abdelmalek Aibek Eg Sahli, a representative of a hotel union, as saying that Zaid “wasn’t aggressive and I don’t see why he is accused of that.”Amine said in an interview with The Associated Press that police often use “verbal aggression” to justify an arrest.Zaid, a well-known blogger, is a member of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights. He was detained in Algiers on Sept. 25 after a support rally for another human rights militant on a hunger strike, but later released.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments Share How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Although passengers were offered a compensation package of up to 11,000 Euros, six passengers on board the Costa Concordia the day it hit rocks off the coast of Tuscany have filed a US$460 million lawsuit against Costa Cruises.In the suit filed in a Florida court this week, an American legal team representing the passengers described the €11,000 compensation as ‘insulting’ and stressed the company needs to “be held responsible” for their actions, The Guardian reported.“They intentionally put the passengers at risk,” A New York personal injury lawyer Mitchell Proner said. “We believe we can win in Florida and we are going to go forward, forward, forward without fear until they don’t know what hit them … sort of like the Concordia.”Working with a New York firm, Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, Mr Proner explained he and a team of international lawyers would represent up to 500 clients affected by the incident.The case put forth in Florida is seeking up to $10 million in personal damages as well as $450 million in punitive damages on behalf of four Americans, and two Italians. Meanwhile earlier this week, Costa Conciere issued a statement advising that passengers who had returned home from the ship wreck would receive up to 11,000 Euros in compensation as well as promised to reimburse passengers the value of the cruise, their air and bus transfers included in the cruise package, travel expenses to reach the port and return home as well as medical expenses and expenses on board the cruise.
Bells are kiln fired to cone three [2134 degree F]. Ceramics manager Ed Werman and Bernadette. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa] Every finished bell receives a unique design hand carved while it is still partially damp. Bernadette O’Neill and Nadia Begin. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa] The same fine silt that is used in so many construction projects at Arcosanti, also provides an ideal material for bell molds. Each earth cast bell takes with it a little of the mold which adds unique color and texture. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa] A beautiful and unique selection of COSANTI ORIGINAL bells are available at the Arcosanti Gallery, at Cosanti and on-line through our web-site. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa] The bells are carefully balanced and assembled. Nadia Begin. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa] Slip is poured into plaster molds by Jennifer Wolf. Excess slip is drawn out as the bell continues to dry until it is ready to be lifted out of the mold. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa] July 6, 2004CERAMIC BELLS. A mixture of Arizona clay, from a clay deposit in Globe, commercial stoneware and water combine to form a casting material known as slip. Bernadette O’Neill stirs this mixture in a large slip tank. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]CERAMIC BELLS. A mixture of Arizona clay, from a clay deposit in Globe, commercial stoneware and water combine to form a casting material known as slip. Bernadette O’Neill stirs this mixture in a large slip tank. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & Text: sa]
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