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first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida] The Rt. Rev. Rogers Sanders Harris, whose call to Southwest Florida came at a critical time for the diocese, died Nov. 15, in South Carolina. His predecessor, the Rt. Rev. Emerson Paul Haynes, had served a 13-year episcopate and died while in office in 1988, which left the diocese without a bishop.The Rt. Rev. Rogers Sanders Harris, 1930-2017“He just came at a very difficult time,” said the Rt. Rev. Barry Howe, the current assisting bishop of the diocese and, during Harris’ time, dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter. “He took a very difficult situation and made the best of it he could.”Howe recalled that when Harris arrived, the issues of women’s ordination were left unresolved, and formal plans to elect a bishop coadjutor (a bishop with the right of succession) were never completed. The standing committee instead became the ecclesiastical authority and several retired bishops assisted during that period, but were never actual administrators. Important decisions were just deferred.Harris was invested as diocesan Sept. 9, 1989, at the cathedral. Joan Kline served on the search committee for Harris and attended general conventions with him and his wife, Anne. She recalled having a good relationship with them. “I thought that he was the kind of bishop that went by the book,” reflected Kline, who said that the previous bishop, Emerson Paul Haynes, was in some ways more hands-off. “That didn’t always make him popular with the clergy,” Kline said.It was during Harris’ tenure that the diocese first ordained female priests. When the diocese was in the selection period for bishop, Kline recalled that the issue of the ordination of women was central, as Southwest Florida was one of seven outlier dioceses in the Episcopal Church that were not ordaining women, and the previous bishop, Haynes, had not ordained women.The decision to go forward with women’s ordination came fairly quickly, as it had been clear from the time of the election that Harris would be supportive of the idea. To resolve the issue and many other simmering problems, he arranged a meeting, recalled Howe. “He called together all the clergy who were not happy, and that was not hard.”Harris ended up sending Sharon Lewis to seminary; other female priests in the diocese, such as the Rev. Tonya Vonnegut Beck, were licensed. The first woman he ordained was the Rev. Carol Schwenke, who was then a deacon at Holy Innocents in Valrico. Schwenke said she was at first a bit intimidated by him, thinking he was strict and standoffish, but that was just because she says she didn’t understand his personality. Later on, every time she saw the Harrises, she would get a hug from them both. “I remember that he went by the book,” said Schwenke, who said that she believed he thought of himself more an interim bishop, one who would “bring the diocese up with the rest of the church.”“I always felt deeply encouraged by the friendship and understanding of the life of the Diocese of Southwest Florida and our relationship as colleagues in the House of Bishops,” said the current bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida, the Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith. “I was pleased for his relationship with the diocese, and pray for his grand entrance into heaven.”In his first convention address to the diocese Oct. 13, 1989, Harris reminded the gathering that Jesus Christ was head of the church. “We are here to do his will, to serve his mission. So I come to be the leader of this diocese, not the head of it.”South Carolina nativeA native of South Carolina, Harris was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Anderson, the son of Wilmot Louis and Sarah Elizabeth (Sanders) Harris. After receiving his bachelor’s degree at the University of the South in 1952, he married Anne Stewart March 28, 1953. He served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 as 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. “He came across as being no-nonsense,” said Howe. “He had been a marine in Korea.”After his service, he received his Master of Divinity from the University of the South in 1957, was made deacon August 6, 1957 and priest April 5, 1958, under the Rt. Rev. Clarence Alfred Cole of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. In his parish work, he first served as vicar of both Grace Episcopal Church in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Batesburg. He served for 10 years as rector of the Church of Good Shepherd in Greer from 1959 to 1969 and was later rector of St. Christopher’s in Spartanburg from 1969 to 1985. He was consecrated bishop in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina March 9, 1985, by the Most Rev. John Maury Allin and the Rt. Revs. William Arthur Beckham and Alex Dockery Dickson. There, he served as suffragan bishop from 1985 to 1989.“Rogers was loved for his deeply pastoral ministry and strong leadership,” said the Rt. Rev. W. Andrew Waldo, bishop of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. “We will all miss his faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and his thoughtful presence.”In the wider church, he served as vice president of Province IV of The Episcopal Church from 1991 to 1994 and president from 1994 to 97. He was a member of the presiding bishop’s Council of Advice from 1994 to 1997. He served as a trustee of the University of the South in Sewanee and president of the Bishop Gray Inn in Davenport, Florida, from 1989 to 1997. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1977, as well as an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1986. His thesis was The Commitment of Confirmation.“He was just a wonderful soul,” said Karen Patterson, who served as secretary of the nominating committee before the election of Harris. “He was a wonderful person to work with.” Patterson appreciated that he served as personal chaplain to the Episcopal Church women, who then had a non-voting representative on diocesan council. She said that during the time after Haynes left the diocese, many issues had not been addressed, as there was no bishop. He had a bit of a formal, businesslike approach to his office, what Patterson assumed was a remnant of his time in the military.“Our diocese needed that at the time,” said Patterson. They also served together in Province IV. Patterson said that outside of the diocese, people called him Rogers, which was unheard of within the diocese, even with clergy. “He was much more relaxed at synod.”Smith also observed that relaxed nature. “Rogers, being the third bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida, he called me ‘five’ with a twinkle in his eyes,” said Smith.“He played everything in the key of C major,” said the Rev. Canon Michael P. Durning, who first came to know Harris while he was curate at St. John’s in Naples, and served as chair of the finance committee. He recalled that Harris, who he described as “uncluttered and uncomplicated,” addressed the issue of diocesan apportionment. He came at the calculation from both a theological perspective, as well as his personal stories of his farming ancestors in rural South Carolina. “The larger congregations had a larger responsibility than the smaller congregations,” said Durning.“I think of him often,” said Sandra Poling, assistant to Harris, who recalled his quiet nature and “innate honesty” in all he did. “He would give a job and expect it get done. He was not one to stand behind you and direct you.” She recalled him as a prayerful man, fully aware of everything going on around him. When problems came, he “dealt with it.”“He provided a steady hand that was needed and appreciated,” said the Rev. Ed Henley, who believes that putting the diocese on a sound administrative footing was a critical accomplishment. “His personality was not such that you ended up with a lot of stories, but that was perfectly fine.”The issues and discussions of worship styles were not of great importance in his role as bishop. “He didn’t make a whole lot of fuss about liturgy,” said Howe, who worked across the street from diocesan offices, which were then in St. Petersburg, across from the cathedral. “We just kind of became good friends.” He recalled that in his personal demeanor, he was reserved. “He was a very soft-spoken guy, and thought a lot before he spoke.”His wife, Anne Harris, survives him. The family notified Smith by text that “Amazing Grace” was playing in the hospital room when he died. Submit a Press Release Obituary, Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET November 18, 2017 at 9:45 am I was very privileged to work with Bishop Harris as Diocesan Administrator in the Diocese of Lexington when he served as our Assisting Bishop in 1999-2000. He was a fine man and Bishop, straight forward, no non-sense in the best way, and a warm friend. I came to call him “Rog” and missed him when his time with us ended. May he rest in Peace ! Prayers are with Anne and their family. Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Southwest Florida’s first bishop to ordain women passes away Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Posted Nov 16, 2017 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Comments (1) Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel People Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_img  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 DFID is to put in place new safeguarding standards for the organisations it works with, with no funds to be approved unless organisations pass them, Penny Mordaunt MP has announced.Speaking at yesterday’s Safeguarding Summit, the International Development Secretary said that the standards would include an assessment of codes of conduct, how organisations identify and respond to incidents, and how their risk management places safeguarding and beneficiaries at their core.The Summit was co-hosted by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Charity Commission, and saw Mordaunt challenge UK-based international development charities, regulatory bodies and independent experts to drive up standards and agree practical tools, processes and protocols to ensure the aid sector protects the people it serves.According to Mordaunt, all 179 UK-based charities that work overseas and receive UK aid have now given DFID their requested statement of assurance on four key areas, including their safeguarding environment and policies, their organisational culture, their clarity and transparency, and their handling of allegations and incidents. DFID is following up with 37 organisations to gain further clarity on their assurance.Of the 179 charities that have provided returns, 26 have made serious incident reports to the Charity Commission. 19 of those 26 charities have made reports, among others, relating to incidents that occurred in previous financial years, prior to April 2017, and are therefore classed as historic. In total, the 26 charities have reported 80 incidents broadly related to safeguarding issues.Mordaunt said that the aid sector now had to rebuild credibility and that the returns received from the 179 charities had revealed an overall lack of risk management, comprehensive reporting, responsibility being taken at the highest level for safeguarding, and of putting beneficiaries first:“Unless we do all we can to prevent wrongdoing, and unless we can hold all those who do wrong to account, we will have failed in our duty to protect the most vulnerable. So if we are to meet our duty, then the sector must raise standards.“I am determined that DFID will play its full part in this. So, from today, DFID will put in place new, enhanced and specific safeguarding standards for the organisations we work with. These standards will include an assessment of codes of conduct, how organisations identify and respond to incidents, and how their risk management places safeguarding and beneficiaries at the very core.“That assessment will set the bar at a level of the very best – a bar that we will continue to push higher – from our work here today and in the time to come. Our standards will be world-leading. They will be tough and exacting. Organisations should not bid for new funding unless they are prepared to meet these tough new standards. We will not approve funds to them unless they pass our new standards.”Mordaunt also said that DFID would start applying these new standards to organisations it has ongoing work with, and will apply them to all partners, regardless of size. Advertisement “Your time is up” Mordaunt warns offenders at Safeguarding Summit Tagged with: safeguarding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8center_img How does DFID compare following its own internal review?During the Summit, the findings of DFID’s own internal review into sexual harassment and misconduct allegations involving DFID staff were revealed. Since 1995, there have been 14 closed cases where claims that DFID staff were responsible for misconduct of a sexual nature have been substantiated, with ‘fewer than five’ occurring in 2017. The majority relate to sexual harassment between staff members, with no proven allegations of DFID staff paying for sex. There is also no suggestion of misconduct of a sexual nature involving DFID staff and under 18 year olds or of sexual exploitation in exchange for aid. Action was taken on all of the cases in line with DFID policies at the time.There are also ‘fewer than five’ cases that are open or have been newly reported to DFID relating to past events that it is currently investigating.Image: Penny Mordaunt speaking at the Safeguarding Summit. Credit: Jo Harrison/ DFID  139 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 6 March 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more


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first_img News January 31, 2018 Lebanese authorities less tolerant of media criticism Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon RSF_en Receive email alerts February 4, 2021 Find out more LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression One concerns Marcel Ghanem, the host of a talk-show on Lebanon’s LBCI TV channel. Ghanem is more used to putting questions to his guests but on 2 February he will have to challenge the validity of the defamation proceedings against him, which could lead to a one-year jail sentence. Ghanem is being prosecuted for allowing two Saudi journalists to express strong criticism of the Lebanese authorities during a broadcast of Kalam el Nas (“What they say”) last November and for then refusing respond to an initial summons for questioning. “This clearly involves political pressure on the judicial system and attacks on freedom of expression before the coming elections,” he told RSF. The other concerns Hanin Ghaddar, the former editor of the Lebanese English-language newspaper NOW, who was sentenced in absentia by a military court on 12 January to six months in prison for allegedly “defaming the Lebanese army” at a conference in Washington in 2014, when she said the army gave preferential treatment to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah. “I am not the only journalist to shed light on Hezbollah’s activities in my articles but, as I am from a Shiite family, their resentment towards me is greater,” said Ghaddar, who plans to turn to international bodies to contest her conviction. Ghaddar and NOW were previously prosecuted before a military court for publishing an interview with a political activist who said she had been raped and beaten in prison. The case was finally dropped. “We condemn these disproportionate prosecutions,” RSF said. “Journalists should not be tried before military courts and should not be charged with defamation for comments made or obtained in the course of their journalistic activities, regardless of the political context. We stress the importance of pluralism for the proper functioning of a democratic society.” According to Lebanese press freedom groups such as SKeyes, judicial proceedings against the media have increased since Michel Aoun’s election as president in late 2016, and have increased still more following Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation (announced during a visit to Saudi Arabia and then withdrawn) and now in the run-up to parliamentary elections. In the past year or so, Lebanon has seen a spate of insult or defamation proceedings against editorial writers, Twitter and Facebook users and even a humourist. In the latest case, the Lebanese daily Ad-Diyar was accused last weekend of insulting Saudi Arabia’s king. Its editor, Charles Ayoub, is facing a possible one-year jail sentence. Lebanon is ranked 99th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Lebanon News Help by sharing this information to go further News Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car January 14, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about an increase in judicial proceedings in Lebanon against media outlets critical of the authorities or their allies, including two recent or ongoing cases of journalists being prosecuted just for doing their job. November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


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first_img By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author You Might Like Zumba: Exercise in disguise Many people, laughingly, say that they are allergic to exercise. Some say they “run” from it. But there is hardly… read more By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Next UpThe 15th Annual Pike County Rodeo Pageant will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Cattleman Park.The pageant is for cowgirls ages three to 18 and wranglers ages three to nine.The age divisions for girls are Tiny Miss Rodeo, ages three and four; Petite Miss Rodeo, ages five and six; Little Miss Rodeo, ages seven through nine; Young Miss Rodeo, ages10-12; Teen Miss Rodeo, ages 13-15; and Miss Rodeo, ages 16-18. Rodeo pageant application deadline April 9 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img The boys’ divisions are Tiny Mr. Wrangler, ages three and four; Little Mr. Wrangler, ages five and six; and Mr. Wrangler, ages seven through nine.Winners from last year may not compete in the same category again this year. However, they may compete in the next age division if they qualify.“The contestants will be judged on beauty, attire, smile, stage presence and personality,” Hixon said.“Both girls and boys are to wear informal western wear. Each contestant will walk on stage in a model, ‘T.’ That will complete the competition. Book Nook to reopen Rodeo spells “fun” and that’s exactly what the Pike County Cattlewomen’s Association has in mind for its Pike County Rodeo Pageant.“This will be our 15th Annual Pike County Rodeo Pageant and every one of them has been fun,” said Betty Hixon, Cattlewomen president.“When we organized the first pageant, the idea was to have a pageant in support of the Pike County Cattlemen’s PCA Rodeo on Memorial Day weekend and one that would be fun for kids. And, I think that we’ve done that.” Sponsored Content Contestants should be at Cattleman Park by 5 p.m. on the day of the pageant.“A rodeo theme decorated area will be arranged and those who would like to come early and take their child’s picture may do so,” Hixon said.A fee of $25 is required by the April 9 deadline.Entry forms are available at local schools, BB&T, Hawkins Drugs, First National Bank, Goshen Farmer’s Co-op, WTBF, Pike County Extension Office, Pike County Farmers Co-op, Sisters, She-BANG, Charles Henderson Child Health Center, Rue’s Antiques, Wachovia Bank, Troy Bank & Trust, Walker’s Western Wear, SARHA, Army Aviation Federal Credit Union, Troy Recreation Center, Piggly Wiggly, Regions Bank and The Barn in Ozark. Published 10:52 pm Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Print Article Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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


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first_img You Might Like Vine sensation continues to branch out Dem White Boyz continue to grow a Vine following and now even have their own T-shirt line. Dem White Boyz… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Dana Bryant, Walt’s Fitness Center, said everyone at Walt’s gym is proud of Sneed for winning the title of Mr. Troy two years in a row.“We’re also proud of him for adding Pro status to his list of accomplishments,” she said.On Sunday, Sneed added yet another accomplishment to his list, that of Male Model of the Year in the Allure of Style VII and Couture Perfection at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery.“I’d never thought about entering a modeling competition until a friend mentioned it to me,” Sneed said. “I thought it sounded like fun and I decided to give it a try and see what happened.”The models were judged on swimwear and in fashions by some of the “up and coming” designers in the region.Sneed said he had no idea what was happening when he was told to report backstage.“When I got there, they told me I had won Male Model of the Year,” he said. “I was surprised and honored.”Sneed said he hopes that something beneficial will come from his accomplishments.“I could get some modeling opportunities from the Allure,” he said. “One thing that I have learned is that exposure will get you places.”How far he will go in Pro competitions and what opportunities await him as a model is yet to be seen. But so far, Sneed said he’s had a great ride. Book Nook to reopen At last year’s Trojan Classic, in addition to the Mr. Troy title, he also placed second in the novice men’s classification and fourth in the open men’s tall classification.In preparing for this year’s Trojan Classic, Sneed took a second look at where he wanted to compete.“Looking at my body and the way it’s shaped, I knew that my body doesn’t hold a lot of mass,” Sneed said. “For bodybuilding competitions, you need a lot of body mass. Physique deals with symmetry. My build is more athletic so physique competition seemed to fit me perfectly.”Sneed, who trains at Walt’s 24-hour Fitness Center, decided to enter the Open Physique competition and walked away a winner. Email the author Latest Stories Skip By The Penny Hoarder Sneed said he went into the Trojan Classic with the goal of defending the Mr. Troy title but not really knowing what to expect from the physique competition.“I really wanted to win the Mr. Troy title again because only male body builders from Troy are eligible for that title,” he said. “It means a lot to me.”Sneed said his decision to enter the physique competition was a good decision. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Thursday, August 22, 2013 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Mitchell Sneed participates in a bodybuilding event at Troy University Saturday.Mitchell Sneed of Troy successfully defended the title of Mr. Troy at the North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation Trojan Classic at Troy University Saturday.Sneed also won the Open Physique Competition and received his Pro card.“I can no longer compete as an amateur but that’s all right with me,” Sneed said. “I’m looking forward to competing on the professional level. It will be challenging.” Local man wins Mr. Troy title for second year Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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


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first_imgStratospheric change associated with the Antarctic ozone hole is clearly implicated in changing surface climate near 65°S in late summer, in both measurements and models, via downward propagation of height anomalies following the final warming. But one of the largest changes in surface temperature in Antarctica has occurred in the Antarctic Peninsula at 60 to 65°S in winter, and most of the change at 65°S occurred before the ozone hole. Stratospheric change can cause tropospheric change in Antarctic winter by modifying the reflection and refraction of planetary waves, whereby a stronger stratospheric vortex moves the tropospheric jets polewards, which can modify the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) in surface pressure that forces the tropospheric circumpolar winds. We examine stratospheric influence on the SAM in winter by inter-annual correlation of the SAM with the solar-cycle and volcanic aerosols, which act to change forcing of the stratospheric vortex in winter. Correlations are a maximum in June (midwinter) and are significant then, but are poor averaged over winter months. Hence the potential of change in the stratosphere to change Antarctic tropospheric climate in winter by dynamical means is low. This negative result is important given the proven high potential for change in summer by dynamical means.last_img read more


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first_imgAccurate models of past Antarctic ice sheet behaviour require realistic reconstructions of the evolution of bedrock topography. However, other than a preliminary attempt to reconstruct Antarctic topography at the Eocene–Oligocene boundary, the long-term evolution of Antarctica’s subglacial topography throughout its glacial history has not previously been quantified. Here, we derive new reconstructions of Antarctic topography for four key time slices in Antarctica’s climate and glacial history: the Eocene–Oligocene boundary (ca. 34 Ma), the Oligocene–Miocene boundary (ca. 23 Ma), the mid-Miocene climate transition (ca. 14 Ma), and the mid-Pliocene warm period (ca. 3.5 Ma). To reconstruct past topography, we consider a series of processes including ice sheet loading, volcanism, thermal subsidence, horizontal plate motion, erosion, sedimentation and flexural isostatic adjustment, and validate our models where possible using onshore and offshore geological constraints. Our reconstructions show that the land area of Antarctica situated above sea level was ~25% larger at the Eocene–Oligocene boundary than at the present-day. Offshore sediment records and terrestrial constraints indicate that the incision of deep subglacial topographic troughs around the margin of East Antarctica occurred predominantly in the Oligocene and early Miocene, whereas in West Antarctica erosion and sedimentation rates accelerated after the mid-Miocene. Changes to the topography after the mid-Pliocene were comparatively minor. Our new palaeotopography reconstructions provide a critical boundary condition for models seeking to understand past behaviour of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, and have implications for estimating changes in global ice volume, temperature, and sea level across major Cenozoic climate transitions.last_img read more


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first_imgThe march of City cash into the private rental market has taken a step forward after IMMO, a start-up that buys properties directly off vendors on behalf of institutional investors, was yesterday given a staggering £10 million by half a dozen venture capital funds, and has so far helped attract house buying funds worth £60 million.Talis, one of the funds, says IMMO has the potential to become a global ‘mega brand’ by using technology to ‘unlock the opportunity’ for institutional investors in the resales market.To date, City cash has steered clear of the market served by estate agents because of the difficulties of acquiring properties quickly and cheaply.IMMO, which operates in the UK and Germany, is to buy thousands of houses direct from private vendors and then refurbish them for upmarket tenants in areas that are ‘safe neighbourhoods with great transport’.Buy housesThe proptech company claims that its tech platform enables it to source, appraise and buy houses and apartments digitally.IMMO’s new money has come from a variety of European property and tech investors and is to be spent on accelerating growth.The company was launched two years ago by Hans-Christian Zappel (above, fourth from left) and Avinav Nigam (above, second from left).“Selling a property is the biggest and often most stressful transaction in our lives,” says Zappel. “When selling to IMMO, customers enjoy a chain-free, professional experience that is fast, reliable, transparent and convenient.“We offer attractive prices without charging fees and enable home sellers to plan their lives around this important transaction.”The company is currently hiring for some 30 staff in the UK and Germany including an in-house property management team.IMMO Talis Hans-Christian Zappel Avinav Nigam. proptech November 12, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 12th November 2019 at 7:12 amGiven that the government has done all it can to squeeze the private landlord out of the market, the list of recent counter measures is a long one and often discussed, in principal major investors buying into the rental sector seems a logical conclusion. But, it will be interesting to see where IMMO goes with this.Back in the 1990’s I remember driving around in my car with a gentleman looking to buy 20 properties in my town that day for an institution who had money to invest. We looked at about half the stock that my agency had to sell and he bought about a dozen, six of which he had never seen. He / they exchanged and completed on every deal and the price paid was full and fair market price.So, the experience was a good one, for me, the vendors and the buyer. I just wonder can you buy second hand property on an industrial scale, would the build to rent sector not be a better route, than refurbishing crumbling Victorian villas? This seems a strange strategy.I had forseen, more pension funds being sunk into the rental market, and that may well happen.It will be interesting to see how this plays out, and what sector of the market IMMO will be investing in. £60M sounds a lot but if average sale price is £250,000, that is probably 220 rentals, with the other cash left over to run the scheme and cover stamp duty, conveyancing and the team that is running the show.Also, 220 rentals what rental would they need to achieve to make the figures stack up – thoughts anyone? On the positive capital growth is certainly a factor as well, those flats I sold for £32,000 in 1996 are now selling for £195,000 25-years down the line.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Resale property investment platform helps raise £60m to buy ‘thousands’ of homes previous nextProptechResale property investment platform helps raise £60m to buy ‘thousands’ of homesLondon-based IMMO says its technology will make buying resale homes efficient enough to unlock the market for institutional investors.Nigel Lewis12th November 20191 Comment1,008 Viewslast_img read more


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first_img View post tag: middle east Sailors from tanker RFA Wave Knight saved all ten people aboard a stricken pleasure craft off Oman in a dramatic night-time rescue. The 70ft Princess Melisa was taking on water and in danger of capsizing in the northern Arabian Sea when the auxiliary came to her aid.All ten souls aboard her were plucked to safety by the crew of the tanker RFA Wave Knight as they rushed to respond to the boat’s mayday call in the dark on Saturday night.The tanker, which provides fuel and sustenance to Royal Navy and other Coalition warships operating in the region, was the first vessel on the scene, co-ordinating with two SH60 Seahawk helicopters from the American carrier USS John C Stennis.They found the 70ft Princess Melisa taking on water and in danger of capsizing in rough seas after her hull was holed.Wave Knight’s boat recovered the captain and his nine crew of Indians and Kenyans. They were subsequently transferred to an Omani Coast Guard vessel off the country’s north-east coast.The tanker’s Commanding Officer Capt Chris Clarke RFA said the Princess Melisa’s crew were safe and generally well, albeit a little shell-shocked after their ordeal.“Once again, the mettle and stamina of my ship’s company has shone through,” he added. “This was another highly-professional job, executed in challenging circumstances. They should feel very proud of themselves.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 17, 2012; Image: Royal Navy January 17, 2012 View post tag: Pleasure View post tag: Oman View post tag: Stricken View post tag: all View post tag: News by topic View post tag: save Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Wave Knight View post tag: crew Back to overview,Home naval-today Oman: Wave Knight Sailors Save All Crew from Stricken Pleasure Craft View post tag: craft View post tag: sailors Oman: Wave Knight Sailors Save All Crew from Stricken Pleasure Craftlast_img read more


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first_imgLast night, jam-grass favorites Greensky Bluegrass continued their fall tour with their first-ever show at beloved Port Chester, NY venue The Capitol Theatre. After an opening set from fellow bluegrass group Cabinet, Greensky took the stage for a stand-out performance stacked with covers of classic tunes by Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, as well as a rousing performance of American gospel standard “Working On A Building” with help from Cabinet’s JP Biondo (mandolin) & Pappy Biondo (banjo).You can watch videos from the show below courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche, and stream the full show audio thanks to archive.org user taperjeff!I’d Probably Kill YouMiss SeptemberWorking On A Building:Just To Lie > Past My TimeCassidy > Cryptical Envelopment > The Other OneWindshieldBlack Muddy River Greensky Bluegrass @ The Capitol Theatre 9/17/16:Set 1:I’d Probably Kill YouWorried About The Weather >Foxey Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover) >Clinch Mtn BackstepMiss SeptemberRadio BluesWorking On A Building $Just To Lie (1) >Past My PrimeLiving OverSet 2:Cassidy (GD cover)>Cryptical Envelopment (GD cover)>The Other One (GD cover)>Cassidy (GD cover)Dustbowl Overtures (2)WindshieldBurn ThemReverendWings For WheelsBroke Mountain Breakdown (3) >Leap YearEncore:Merely AvoidingBlack Muddy River (GD cover)$ – w/ JP Biondo (mandolin) & Pappy Biondo (banjo)(1) – w/ Foxey Lady quotes(2) – shakedown tease in intro(3) – working on a building teaselast_img read more