Episcopalians’ ‘widow’s mite’ is doing mighty work in recent disaster…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Executive Council October 2017, 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Hurricane Harvey, Felicity Hallanan says: Submit a Press Release 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 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 Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopalians are knitted together in a “great chain of strength and assets” inside and outside the church that is responding to recent disasters, Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development senior vice president of programs, tells the Executive Council Oct. 19. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s roadmap of the Jesus Movement has been guiding Episcopalians in their response to the chain of disasters that have struck the world in the last two months.“You can see it in that we have various departments of the presiding bishop’s staff, the companion dioceses, Church Insurance, ourselves [at Episcopal Relief & Development], diaspora Episcopalians, friends and good people of faith all working together,” Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development senior vice president of programs, told the Executive Council Oct. 19.Nelson gave council members an overview of the kinds of work Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting by way of what she called “this great chain of strength and assets” that is enabling Episcopalians to “do much more than we can do alone.” That work includes such efforts as setting up online tools for affected Episcopalians to communicate with each other and keep track of work done and help needed. The organization is also supporting such efforts helping to supply water, tarps, solar batteries, pastoral care, and connecting with other relief and government agencies.“You can see glimmers of the Jesus Movement when clergy are speaking up at government meetings,” she said, explaining that those clergy members were advocating for their communities. “You can see it in how homeless people are living on church property in the Florida Keys. You can see it in the pastoral care that is being given to the thousands who have lost everything. You can see it in how we are texting and talking and trying to figure out how best to be of support.” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Executive Council, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 2017 Hurricanes, Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events October 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm Hey Mary frances! Thank you for this article. Thank you for keeping us in the conversation. I’d like folk to remember though, Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands too. Not just Maria. If you’re able, would you note that in your article? Hurricane Maria Comments (2) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 2:04 Hurricane Irma, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Since early August, Episcopal Relief & Development has been responding, in partnership with local Episcopalians and Anglicans, and other relief agencies, to the effects of:severe flooding in the Indian state of West Bengal after heavy rains in July and August;Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the barrier islands beyond Corpus Christi on Aug. 25, and then moved northwest to flood the greater Houston area;Hurricane Irma, which pulverized parts of the Leeward Islands as a Category 5 on Sept. 5-6, and then moved north to hit Florida and Georgia;a magnitude 1 earthquake that caused major damage Sept. 19 in central Mexico, including in Mexico City, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Morelos and Puebla;Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 hurricane that tore through the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Sept. 20;and wildfires in Northern California that erupted the night of Oct. 8 and are still raging.“I have been here 18 years and I have never seen anything like this,” Nelson said of her work with Episcopal Relief & Development. “We’re here living in extraordinary times and I think they require extraordinary response from us.”“We are a widow’s mite,” Nelson acknowledged. “The money we have – and it’s still coming in and everyone’s doing their best – will be nowhere near what is needed. We are the widow’s mite so we really need to think carefully about where that mite goes and how to leverage our relations, how we network into other resources and not think ourselves as the only resource to our churches.”Nelson urged patience as more and more Episcopalians want to come to hard-hit areas and lend a hand. Those areas will be ready to receive volunteers at various times, based on the situation on the ground. “No one is quite up to it yet,” she said.Right now, there is a major need for pilots and planes able to fly into areas where air traffic control systems are not functioning. “We’re looking for clear, leverage-able ways to get supplies into islands that we can trust,” she said.Nelson also urged Episcopalians to keep their wicks trimmed and their go-bags ready. “I’m really serious,” she said. “We don’t know what’s going to happen next year or tomorrow or with winter storms or whatever. So, think of ourselves and your family, your church, your diocese – how you will stay in touch with each other, how you [could] be [living] by yourself for at least two weeks.“There is no cavalry. We need to be really mindful of each other.”#excoun member Jabriel Ballentine tells critical role of #episcopal Diocese of Alabama staying contact w/Virgin Islands in #hurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/23nc9fuJSF— Frank Logue (@franklogue) October 19, 2017Council member the Rev. Jabriel Ballentine tearfully described how Nelson and other Episcopal Relief & Development staff members supported him after Hurricane Irma as he tried to learn the fate of his parents who live in Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he was born.“It was three days, I didn’t know if my parents were alive,” he said, but people from Episcopal Relief & Development kept him company during that time. Ballentine’s mother, Rosalie, is a member of the group’s board and is also the Episcopal Church’s lay member of the Anglican Consultative Council.“Thank you so much for what you all do,” Ballentine said. “I’ve noticed that it’s a mite, but it’s a mighty mite. And we need more of those.”Ballantine also asked for the council’s help in remembering that “we’re American – we’re supposed to be anyway – please, we’re Episcopalians, don’t let us be forgotten.”The Rev. John Floberg, council member from North Dakota and supervising priest for three Episcopal congregations at Standing Rock Sioux Nation, received an emotional response from council when he stood and explained to the members how people at powwows honor dancers whose artistry they value. “They put money down at the feet of the dancer,” he said. “That’s what I am about to do.”Floberg walked to the middle of council’s meeting room, bent down and put money on the floor in front of the podium where Nelson was speaking. His colleagues applauded and followed his example as Nelson continued to answer questions.During a report from #Episcopal Relief & Development report to #excoun Council Members gave money to support #erd https://t.co/UlCja7Jocx pic.twitter.com/9DCn5AqNbz— Frank Logue (@franklogue) October 19, 2017The rest of the meetingCouncil’s Oct. 18-21 meeting is taking place at the Maritime Institute Conference Center. Committee meetings will take up most of Oct. 20 and, on Oct. 21, the committees will each report to the full body, proposing resolutions for the full body to consider.Some council members are tweeting from the meeting using #ExCoun.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council comprises 38 members – 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons, and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have seat and voice but no vote.Previous ENS coverage is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 19, 2017 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest October 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm “…they put the money down at the feet of the dancer…” –several years ago the Northern Choral Society in Watertown, NY, of which I was a part, appeared in concert with a chorus from Malawi. It concluded when our guests began a chant which went on at length as people realized they were expected to bring donations up front and drop them at the feet of the singers. How fascinating that a similar custom is practised by the people of the Sioux Nation. The world is so small! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Fr. Jabriel Ballentine says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopalians’ ‘widow’s mite’ is doing mighty work in recent disaster relief Executive Council gets update on Episcopal Relief & Development’s response Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Relief & Development, Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

The Chiefs thump the Sharks to win the 2012 Super Rugby title

first_imgSunday Aug 5, 2012 The Chiefs thump the Sharks to win the 2012 Super Rugby title It was one game too far for the Sharks as the Chiefs were more than convincing in their home final, taking the 2012 Super Rugby title with a 37-6 win in Hamilton. The Chiefs have since credited the culture within the franchise. The Chiefs have now joined an elite group of teams to have won the title, namely the Crusaders, Bulls, Blues, Brumbies, and Reds. While they made the final in 2009, this has been their strongest year and came about through changes in personnel, including a debutant coach, Dave Rennie. “They’ve been a fantastic group to work with and deserve all the success they’ve got,” he said. “The culture has been fantastic. They are a very tight group and enjoy each other’s company, and they’ve worked hard for each other. We targeted guys we thought would work hard for us and were willing to do a bit of graft, hit rucks and so on. “We picked guys who probably weren’t as heralded as others in the competition. But they’ve really stood up, and we’ve got some great young kids and we’ve got some established players who went to another level this year. The leadership within the group was fantastic and that made a big difference,” Rennie added.It was the Sharks’ third straight playoff match away from home and they looked weary as they were unable to get their game together in the wet conditions, making some uncharacteristic errors. The Sharks have now lost in four Super Rugby finals.By contrast the Chiefs scored four tries through Tim Nanai-Williams, Kane Thompson, Lelia Masaga, and the departing Sonny Bill Williams, who celebrated by diving into the crowd. Williams and Sona Taumalolo are leaving, but the Chiefs are well positioned to have a very healthy future.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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

Transparent Hutong No.3 / DAGA Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915401/transparent-hutong-n-daga-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915401/transparent-hutong-n-daga-architects Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Wu Tou+ 22Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Dongcheng, China Projects China Year:  “COPY” Transparent Hutong No.3 / DAGA Architects Interior Designers: DAGA Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  20 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Houses Photographs Manufacturers: CSG, FRITZ EGGER, HebeixinyaSoft Loading Design:Xiaoyu Yu, Tingqiu fang, Weixuan MaDesign Team:Shaoyi Li, Xiaohan Wang, Aili YinCity:DongchengCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Wu TouRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. DAGA Architects is invited by Beijing TV’s “NuanNuanDeXinJia” program again to redesign the new Hutong project. In the past two years, DAGA Architects has made many attempts in the renovation of old houses in Hutong, aiming in finding a balance between modern and traditional. While improving the life quality of the owners, they can also get more abundant and unique experience in the cramped small space. In addition to present effect, it focuses more on exploration of the possibilities of integration on classic and new styles.Save this picture!Glass house and the surrounding houses. Image © Wu TouThe renovation project is located in the Hutong of Dongsi North Street in Dongcheng District. The primary problem of the transformation is to leave privacy in the narrow space where many people lives. In fact, this is the inadaptability to the new life demands which was caused by the old buildings. The first step of the transformation is to rearrange the original space and organize the sequence relationships between both public and private spaces. However, the ancient Beijing Hutong mostly are adopted by public toilets, which are obviously inconvenient for peoples today. Therefore, the second step in the transformation is to solve the problems of public toilets.Save this picture!© Wu TouThe concept of “glass boxes” is embedded in the old buildings, the transparent glass curtain walls ensure adequate lighting throughout the day, therefore lighting efficiency of small space is greatly improved. At the same time, large windows can maximize the landscape value of the ancient Hutong buildings. The using of glass box will break the barrier and bring more possibilities to different attributes of spaces. Base on the characteristics of the glass,the box forms a strong contrast with the old bricks, thus metaphorizing the conflict and symbiosis between the historical and modern era.Save this picture!exploded axonometricThe owner of the house,Mrs. Cao, livesthe end of Hutong with her husband, daughter and their cat. Only 25 square meters of spaces are available for their daily living, work, study and entertainment. Through ingenious design techniques, we need to solve the problems of lighting, independent toilets and interactive public area in small space. While meeting the living needs of this three-member family, we inject new energy and lifestyles into the old house.Save this picture!The commune area, living/kitchen. Image © Wu TouWhile stepping into the house, the first thing we saw is the combination area of both living roomand the kitchen , by using white as our majority colour of the area , it makes the whole space indeed more spacious, bright and tidy. Customized built-in storage shelves integrate the two spaces and make full use of the built-in storage space. Simple lines perfectly hide the essential appliances in life, such as washing machines, lampblack machines and other large furniture. Storage shelves are placed on one side of the room and allow the open atrium to be the public area of the household. The combination of white and natural light makes the whole space brighter and warmer.Save this picture!Kitchen and master bedroom area. Image © Wu TouWhite is still selected as main color of the master bedroom area, while pulley tracks are installed to separate with other functional spaces and therefore it solved the privacyproblem. By using the curtain as an outer shell, the texture of the space and the volume of the atmosphere have been improved.Save this picture!elevationSave this picture!Kitchen and master bedroom area. Image © Wu TouThe bathroom area is paved by white bricks, which indicates concise, bright and modern. The white bricks are neatly arranged to reflect elegance of the design. We have also dug and built a bathtub for the family to experience the spa treatment. The bathroom went straight up to the roof and fully automatic skylight was installed above the roof. The bathroom use to refractive light from white bricks to improve its brightness and textureduring the day. When night falls, family members can also enjoy the night scenery.Save this picture!View from second level towards bathroom . Image © Wu TouSimple and slender stairs divide the upper and lower spaces of the house. Below the stairs is a private area for the cat, which is enough for the it to rest and take up no space. The attic of the house is an independent bedroom for children. The whole bedroom is painted in white just like other areas. She will have her own little paradise area for study and sleep. Through glass partitions and skylights, the amount of nature sunlight receives to the children’s bedroom has been improved, the wholeness of space has been extended as well., she will enjoy the first ray of sunshine during the day, while accompanying by stars at night.Save this picture!floor planFor the courtyard, the combination of glass bricks and the old traditional bricks has been used to separate the owner’s house with the neighborhood houses. While the lights glow warmly through thick glass bricks, the it gave a halo effect which can be seen clearly when night falls. Therefore the atmosphereof the entire space is greatly enhanced.Save this picture!© Wu TouBy in contrast with the traditional historical houses, climbable roof is added to indicates the new forms of designfeatures. Steel frame ladder structures can be used as a drying rack, the ladder can be lowered to create a platform to go up to the roof top, which also providesa space for leisure and entertainment. The radical glass box contrasts sharply with the Hutong, which distinguish the old and new design structures clearly.Save this picture!Climbable Glass rooftop platform. Image © Wu TouProject gallerySee allShow lessTaiwan Chiao Tung University ICT Workshop / Hsu Wei-YangSelected ProjectsFolding Floor House / CrosshatchSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Wu Tou Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Transparent Hutong No.3 / DAGA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTransparent Hutong No.3 / DAGA Architects CopyAbout this officeDAGA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBeijingDongchengChinaPublished on April 23, 2019Cite: “Transparent Hutong No.3 / DAGA Architects” 22 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Community car caravan delivers message: Free Mumia Now!

first_imgPhiladelphia – Several cars decorated with signs to “Free Mumia” traversed multiple Black community neighborhoods here on Nov. 24 as part of a Black Saturday Car Caravan for Mumia. The event, which lasted more than three hours, included stops at busy intersections to distribute fliers and constant messaging over a loudspeaker system. Despite the cold weather, the caravan received a warm reception.On the microphone Pam Africa, minister of confrontation for the MOVE organization, raised that Mumia Abu-Jamal, accused by the state for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner and imprisoned since Dec. 9, 1981, is factually innocent, and should be released. Abu-Jamal was on death row until December 2011, when his sentence was converted to life in prison without parole. The struggle continues to bring him home.Africa described the car caravan as “a funeral possession,” intent on burying the “injustices of the prison-industrial system.” She also targeted the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for their efforts in September to institute draconian policies that would further isolate and silence prisoners.Africa raised the impact of prison policies on Black and other oppressed communities, noting that untreated hepatitis C in prisons eventually becomes a health crisis for communities at large. Earlier this week the Pennsylvania DOC settled a case to provide antiviral treatment for thousands of prisoners suffering from chronic hepatitis C. Africa credited this victory to a groundbreaking lawsuit by Abu-Jamal in which the state was ordered in 2017 to give him treatment for the infection.The car caravan kicked off what will be two weeks of activities focused on the Dec. 9 anniversary of Abu-Jamal’s frame-up in 1981.Abu-Jamal’s case is currently going through an appeal based on conflict of interest of former Philadelphia District Attorney Ron Castille when he later ruled on the case as a Pennsylvania Supreme Court judge. Abu-Jamal’s attorneys were granted an extension to Dec. 3 in the DA office search for missing evidence relevant to the case.On Dec. 7 a Honk for Mumia will be held at 13th and Locust streets in Philadelphia, the location of the 1981 shooting of Faulkner and serious wounding of Abu-Jamal. The time of the event is to be determined.A community forum around the theme “You can lock up prisoners but you can’t silence them” will be held Dec. 8 from 12 to 4 p.m. at The People’s Sanctuary, 5507 Germantown Ave. The event will include legal updates on Abu-Jamal’s cas and speakers and workshops on a number of related issues, including women in prison, the school-to-prison pipeline, ending mass incarceration and e-carceration, the growing solidarity with prison struggles internationally, and more.The Dec. 9 anniversary will be observed with an Ecumenical Service “amplifying the voices of Mumia and all prisoners” from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Advocate, 18th and Diamond streets.The events are initiated by International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, International Action Center, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (NYC), Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, Educators for Mumia, Food Not Bombs Solidarity and Workers World Party.For more information on the events or on the case, visit freemumia.com, mobilization4mumia.com, Facebook/Mobilization4Mumia or [email protected]reShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, May 24

first_img Facebook Facebook Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinVirgin Coco MojitoTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Local News Five things you need to know today, May 24 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ From left, Zoe Hiatt and her husband Chris Hiatt camp outside of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on University Blvd in Odessa. The restaurant is offering 52 free Combo Meal coupons to the first 100 registered campers that camped out in their parking lot from 6:30am Wednesday to 6:30am Thursday when the restaurant officially opens for the first time. The Hiatts were the third and fourth registered campers. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) By admin – May 24, 2018 Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 24center_img Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, May 24. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. The Odessa City Council tasked an engineering firm with crafting a long-term transportation plan to guide future roadwork, including the city’s approach to road maintenance, identifying transportation needs and seeking state funds for major projects.2. The day after Ector County voters elected Missi Walden to the justice of the peace seat in Precinct 2, County Judge Ron Eckert said he would like to appoint her to the position as soon as possible.3. Police arrested a man Wednesday who was reportedly involved in a hit and run that left one man in critical condition.4. The Junior League Jurassic Jungle sprayground will open to the public at noon Saturday. The new sprayground is located on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus.5. SPORTS: The Andrews Lady Mustangs won their eighth-straight title at the UIL Class 4A State Girls Golf Tournament. Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNewly elected JP to be appointed ‘as soon as possible’Next articleNo charges pursued in OHS fight admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning last_img read more

Tech Mahindra to launch first-of-its-kind Global Chess League

first_img Tech Mahindra to launch first-of-its-kind Global Chess League Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Twitter NEW DELHI, India & DALLAS & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Tech Mahindra Ltd., one of the fastest growing Global IT companies and a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind phygital (physical and digital) Global Chess League. It also announced that Viswanathan Anand, five-time World Chess Champion, and Indian Chess Grandmaster will mentor, partner, advise and help shape the league. With his motivational and inspirational stature across the world as an individual and a chess champion, Anand will help catalyse the growth of chess, further building the sport that has defined his entire life as he joins hands with the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League and becomes its face for the global audience and his fans. The League’s launch will mark a watershed moment as it aims to raise the profile of the sport, discover new generations of chess champions, enhance the fan base of the sport and take the sport to new commercial heights. New-age technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality will be at the core and will be leveraged to explore innovative ways of promoting the game through interactive platforms to engage a global audience. Tech Mahindra will act as the architect behind this concept and will provide necessary operational and technological support to execute the vision. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said,“Chess still has an incipient and largely untapped potential across the globe. Recently, there has been a surge of interest post the online Chess Olympiad and the enormous popularity of a TV series based on the game. We hope that the creation of a league will harness this resurgence of interest and bring about a renaissance in the world of chess. I am particularly excited about sharing my learnings from founding the Pro Kabaddi league with the team in order to replicate that success on a much larger and global platform.” Viswanathan Anand, 5-time World Chess Champion, said, “Chess is a game that is played by millions around the world. At this time, a unique opportunity exists to popularize it further and dramatically enhance its visibility through a global league powered by technology. I am personally happy to partner with a technology provider like Tech Mahindra, whose endorsement and promotion will certainly elevate the sport to a higher level and offer the right platform to popularize chess across the globe. There is a renewed interest in the game of chess and through this unique global league format, we will be able to keep the spirit of chess intact and ensure the right platform is provided to upcoming talent.” Current plans envision the League to engage players from all levels – professional or otherwise. The League will have 8 franchise owned teams from across the world. The teams will comprise of a mix of titled women and men players along with juniors and wildcard entrants playing each other in a Round Robin format. The teams qualifying for the semifinals will enter the knockout stage of the championship. We are actively looking at the prospect of introducing innovative scoring, board selection methods and a fantasy league to maximize viewer engagement. The final League structure and team details will be announced in due course. CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra, said, “ Chess has many synergies with the business world, with its emphasis on intellect, strategy and mental rigor. By leveraging Tech Mahindra’s expertise in new age technologies like 5G and Virtual Reality to drive fan engagement and viewership globally, we can truly transform chess into an e-sport. Furthermore, this global chess league will help us create an exceptional and inspirational experience by bringing the game home to global fans.” As part of its NXT.NOW framework, which aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’, Tech Mahindra has a deep focus on leveraging cutting-edge technologies to deliver enhanced experience and enable digital transformation to meet the evolving needs of the customer. About Viswanathan Anand As a five-time World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand has cemented his place among the greatest Champions of all times. His hallmark lightning speed and intuitive play is well recognized and critics rate him as one of the biggest natural talents ever in the history of chess. He is the only champion in chess history to have won a World championship title in all formats, match, knock-out and tournament. In India he has received the high civilian awards of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Arjuna Award. He is also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. He is also a six-time winner of the coveted “Chess Oscars.” About Tech Mahindra Tech Mahindra offers innovative and customer-centric digital experiences, enabling enterprises, associates and the society to Rise. We are a USD 5.2 billion organization with 121,900+ professionals across 90 countries helping 997 global customers, including Fortune 500 companies. We are focused on leveraging next-generation technologies including 5G, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and more, to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers. Tech Mahindra is one of the fastest growing brands and amongst the top 15 IT service providers globally. Tech Mahindra has consistently emerged as a leader in sustainability and is recognized amongst the ‘2021 Global 100 Most sustainable corporations in the World’ by Corporate Knights. With the NXT.NOW framework, Tech Mahindra aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’ for our ecosystem and drive collaborative disruption with synergies arising from a robust portfolio of companies. We aim at delivering tomorrow’s experiences today, and believe that the ‘Future is Now’. We are part of the Mahindra Group, a USD 19.4 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in renewable energy, agribusiness, logistics and real estate development. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 2, 56,000 people across 100 countries. Connect with us on www.techmahindra.com Our Social Media Channels Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TechMahindra Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tech—Mahindra LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tech-mahindra/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/techmahindra09 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005512/en/ CONTACT: Abhilasha Gupta, Global Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Email:[email protected];[email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS INDIA UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM CANADA NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SPORTS CONSULTING DATA MANAGEMENT GENERAL SPORTS TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ELECTRONIC GAMES ONLINE GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE SOURCE: Tech Mahindra Ltd. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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‘Safeguard Life & Health Of Prisoners’: UP Bar Council Urges Allahabad High Court To Pass Orders For Decongestion Of UP Prisons

first_imgNews Updates’Safeguard Life & Health Of Prisoners’: UP Bar Council Urges Allahabad High Court To Pass Orders For Decongestion Of UP Prisons Akshita Saxena22 April 2021 8:51 AMShare This – xAllahabad High CourtCiting the havoc created by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh has addressed a letter to the newly appointed Acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, Sanjay Yadav, seeking interim bail/ parole for under trial prisoners/ convicts. “The Print Media and the Electronic Media is full of report indicating doubling of infection during the last two weeks on account of overcrowding in jails across the State of U.P. Scores of inmates have tested positive for the virus majorily due to flouting of social distancing norms occurring on account of congestion in jails,” the Council’s Chairman RK Agarwal wrote. He insisted that the only available solution to help the congestion and to avoid the spread of virus appears to be decongesting the prisons so that social distancing is maintained. “The need of the hour in such unprecedented circumstance of the pandemic calls for consideration of interim bail/ parole for the under trial/ convict, not based upon legal considerations arising out of statutory right for bail, but more in the nature of human right to safeguard the life and health of the prisoners,” Agarwal said. In line with the decision taken by a High Power Committee last year, Agarwal has urged the High Court to take note of the alarming situation in UP prisons and pass appropriate orders for releasing select under trial prisoners/ convicted persons. Such prisoners may be those facing trial or convicted to the maximum punishment of seven year or less, with or without fine, on interim bail/ parole. Click Here To Download LetterRead LetterTagsAllahabad High Court Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 second wave Decongestion of Prisons High Powered Committee Next Storylast_img read more

Man sentenced following aggravated burglary in Castlederg last year

first_img Google+ Previous articleCovid-19: Spike in Donegal cases down to delay in reportingNext articleDrug driver arrested in Letterkenny News Highland By News Highland – December 14, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter A 25 year old man has been sentenced following an aggravated burglary at a home in the Corgary Road area of Castlederg in February 2019.The man was sentenced to 3 and a half years for Aggravated Burglary and 12 months in total for two counts of Common Assault.He is due to serve 1 year and 9 months in prison with a further 1 year and 9 months on license for the aggravated Burglary.The assault sentences will run concurrently.Detectives at Strand Road welcomed the sentencing of the man last week and say tackling this type of crime is a priority. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Man sentenced following aggravated burglary in Castlederg last year WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebooklast_img read more

Scoreboard Roundup — 10/25/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFSWORLD SERIESLA Dodgers 4, Tampa Bay 2NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEBuffalo 18, NY Jets 10Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 24Green Bay 35, Houston 20Cleveland 37, Cincinnati 34New Orleans 27, Carolina 24Detroit 23, Atlanta 22Washington 25, Dallas 3Tampa Bay 45, Las Vegas 20Kansas City 43, Denver 16San Francisco 33, New England 6LA Chargers 39, Jacksonville 29Arizona 37, Seattle 34 (OT)MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERLos Angeles FC 2, LA Galaxy 0Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. October 26, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup — 10/25/20 Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img

Work Begins On Expansion/Renovation Ff USI PAC

first_img The University of Southern Indiana has begun work on phase I of an eagerly-awaited two-phase expansion and renovation of its Physical Activities Center (PAC). The PAC serves as home to all of USI’s nationally-recognized Screaming Eagles athletic programs, including Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball, which are played in the facility. The PAC also includes classroom space for several high-impact academic programs, is used twice each year for University commencement ceremonies, hosts nationally-known speaker engagements and serves as a community emergency shelter when needed.The PAC construction contract was awarded to Empire Contractors of Evansville in April and work began shortly after. As construction was getting under way, the University learned that the second phase of expansion and construction would be fully funded with an appropriation of $41 million approved by the Indiana General Assembly in the 2017-2019 biennial budget.“This project is without a doubt a transformational moment for this campus, our students and the community,” said Steve Bridges, vice president for finance and administration at USI. “We are incredibly grateful for the support of our local legislators who are always such strong proponents for southwestern Indiana, and all of the state legislators and government officials who recognized the value of our request.”The two-phase project, with a total price tag of around $66 million, will add more than 200,000 square feet of space to the facility, in addition to the renovations of existing space. “The current PAC has served this campus well since 1980 and remains strong structurally, but it’s tired both aesthetically and functionally,” said Bridges. “This project will dramatically improve the experience for everyone who utilizes the building and, in particular, the students and faculty who make that building their academic home on campus.” Funding comes from state appropriations as well as through the University’s repair and rehabilitation funds and special projects funding.Highlights of phase I, which is expected to be completed fall of 2018, include construction of a new 4,300-seat basketball arena and a kinesiology and sport lab, the addition of a spirit store, improved concessions and updates to utility infrastructure. During phase I, the existing pool also is being removed and will be replaced with a new aquatic facility in the second phase of the project. The new arena will be constructed on the northwest side of the existing PAC, will be more visible from University Boulevard and campus and will feature an inviting and expanded lobby area for athletic and campus events.“This project will have a tremendous positive impact on our entire program,” said Jon Mark Hall, director of Athletics. “Not only will we have a beautiful space for our basketball and women’s volleyball programs to compete, we’ll be adding much-needed locker room, athletic training and conditioning space for all of our programs. Many of our student-athletes are Kinesiology and Sport majors, and the additional classroom and academic space will offer them, and all students in Kinesiology and Sport, the hands-on experience they’ll need in the workforce.”Included in the project are a new Human Performance Laboratory and an Instructional Performance Center, both state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that will allow students to learn the latest fitness and performance testing techniques; allow faculty to conduct research and testing; and provide a venue for community service in exercise science that may include programs related to disease prevention, optimal performance and injury prevention. “Kinesiology and Sport is one of the fastest growing departments at USI, and the PAC expansion will provide a much-needed, designated facility to teach, conduct research and provide service to faculty, students and the local community,” said Zane Mitchell, dean of USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.Phase IIWork on phase two of PAC renovation and expansion is anticipated to begin in spring 2019, once phase I is complete and state funding has been released for the project.During phase II, additional seating will be added to the arena, bringing total seating capacity to more than 4,800. Additional highlights of phase II include renovation of the existing PAC facility, the addition of a competitive-level swimming pool and diving well on the north side of the Recreation Fitness and Wellness Center, collaborative group learning space with enhanced technological abilities, instructional space for high-demand academic programs, and new and renovated space for faculty and staff.Hall is eagerly anticipating the completion of the project. “Our coaches recruit the finest prospective student-athletes every day and to have an academic and athletic facility like this that they can call home will be a major factor in attracting new talent,” he said. “This will be a building that our entire University community will be proud of.”Phase II of PAC renovation and expansion is expected to take from 18 to 21 months to complete. A topping-off ceremony during phase I is anticipated in fall 2017, if the project remains on schedule. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more