La Obispa Presidente Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori Mensaje de Cuaresma…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Feb 10, 2015 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Office of Public Affairs, Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (1) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL La Cuaresma es “un viaje que trata de la iluminación si estamos dispuestos a pensar de esa manera”[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “Esa cruz que hacemos en la frente el Miércoles de Ceniza es un recordatorio de la cruz que se hizo en el bautismo”, dijo Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori en su mensaje de Cuaresma 2015.El vídeo del mensaje de la Obispa Presidente está aquí.La Cuaresma es un tiempo para la reflexión cristiana que comienza el Miércoles de Ceniza (18 de febrero) y concluye en Pascua (5 de abril).La Obispa Presidente también señaló que la Cuaresma es “un viaje que trata de la iluminación si estamos dispuestos a pensar de esa manera”.Lo que sigue es el mensaje de Cuaresma 2015 de la Obispa PresidenteLa Cuaresma está a punto de comenzar. Esa palabra inglesa proviene de otra del inglés antiguo que significa “alargar”, y es un recordatorio de que los días son cada vez más largos a medida que avanzamos de la oscuridad del invierno hacia el verano.Pero en otras lenguas, sobre todo en español y francés, la palabra para “Lent” refleja “cuarenta días” “cuaresma”. Cuarenta días de vagar por el desierto, cuarenta días de Jesús en el desierto.Se trata también de un viaje. Y es un viaje que trata de la iluminación, si estamos dispuestos a pensar de esa manera.La Cuaresma es una antigua tradición de solidaridad y preparación para los que se preparan para el bautismo en la Vigilia de Pascua. Siempre ha sido un tiempo dedicado a la oración y al estudio, al ayuno, a la abnegación y a la limosna, compartiendo lo que tenemos con los que no tienen. La oración es una oportunidad para reflexionar sobre el que camina con nosotros en el desierto, que trae luz al mundo. El estudio es una oportunidad de hacer las mismas cosas indagando en la historia de nuestra tradición, donde seres humanos han encontrado luz y dirección en su viaje por este mundo. El ayuno y la abnegación son una reflexión interior sobre qué es lo que nos mantiene en la oscuridad, o qué es lo que nos mantiene sin dirección, o qué nos mantiene demasiado centrados en nosotros mismos. Y se convierte en una invitación a orientarnos hacia afuera y compartir lo que tenemos con los que no tienen. Para construir solidaridad entre el pueblo de Dios y el resto de la tierra.Uno de los Miércoles de Ceniza más memorables que he pasado fue en San José, Costa Rica, en una escuela de niños. Me pidieron que colocara las cenizas en la frente de los niños pequeños. Fue una experiencia provocadora en el sentido más profundo, recordar a los niños muy pequeños que son mortales.Esa cruz que hacemos en la frente el Miércoles de Ceniza es un recordatorio de la cruz que se hizo en el bautismo. Queda sellado por el Espíritu Santo en el bautismo y marcado como propiedad de Cristo para siempre. La cruz que hacemos el Miércoles de Ceniza es un recordatorio de que eres polvo y al polvo volveremos, que compartimos ese polvo con cualquier otro ser humano que haya caminado jamás por este planeta, que compartimos ese polvo con las estrellas y los planetas, que compartimos ese polvo con todo lo que se ha creado. Estamos hechos para la relación con el creador y la creación.Cuaresma es un viaje para caminar hacia esa luz. Que éste sea un año bendito.La Reverendísima Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadaIglesia Episcopal The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC La Obispa Presidente Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori Mensaje de Cuaresma 2015 Lent, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Rector Smithfield, NC February 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm Para los niños y niñas del Hogar Escuela Episcopal en San José Costa Rica recibir la ceniza de sus manos y escuchar sus palabras en español fueron una experiencia inolvidable también. En nuestro mural de fotos tenemos muchas de aquel momento. El Señor nos une a través de la distancia de las lenguas y de los pensamientos. Estamos unidos por la oración y por los buenos momentos , especialmente los momentos que compartimos recordando y participando de las bendiciones de nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Qué este sea un año bendito. ¡Pura Vida!. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments are closed. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events The Rt. Rev. Héctor Monterroso says: last_img read more

Carnaxide 8 / Humberto Conde Arquitectos

first_img Year:  Portugal Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 23Curated by Pedro Vada Share Architects: Humberto Conde Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893712/carnaxide-8-humberto-conde-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Carnaxide, Portugal Carnaxide 8 / Humberto Conde Arquitectos “COPY” “COPY” Carnaxide 8 / Humberto Conde ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCarnaxide 8 / Humberto Conde Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeHumberto Conde ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsCarnaxidePortugalPublished on July 12, 2018Cite: “Carnaxide 8 / Humberto Conde Arquitectos” [Carnaxide 8 / Humberto Conde Arquitectos] 12 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2017 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893712/carnaxide-8-humberto-conde-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Photographer:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGEngineering:Silva Mendes Engenharia Lda.Constructor:AD EngenhariaCity:CarnaxideCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. According to the design premise of a single family dwelling – Carnaxide 8 House – this project seeks to establish a simple image with a clear relation with the landscape.Starting from the site gross building area and its contextual legal limits (implantation area and number of floors pre-defined by the development) – a capable contemporary design was created in order to respect the defined design conditions which responds to the current requirements.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe concept started from the volumetric distinction between private and social spaces.The private space is formed by a “suspended white box” with light and pure lines. The social space, “attached to the ground” is brown painted, a textured darker material as a base to support the upper suspended volume (the private area).Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn this way, at entrance level (social area) – a ground relation is developed, attached to the courtyard, connecting interior/exterior experiences.By opposition, at first floor level (private zone), the building volumetry is defined by a visual lightness – it is proposed, therefore, a white “box” supported and suspended over a textured volume. This overlap results, in a moment, in a play of shadows on the outer spaces of the courtyard.This building transmits a sense of a “white stone” block suspended over a textured brown base attached to the ground.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Luis Barragán Used Light to Make Us See ColorArticlesSpotlight: Buckminster FullerArchitecture News Share Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houseslast_img read more

Young journalist gunned down in northern Dagestan

first_imgNews Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 21, 2021 Find out more News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts News (Map and picture : RFE/RL, RIA Novosti) RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Yakhya Magomedov, the young editor of the Avar-language version of a bi-monthly magazine that promotes a moderate vision of traditional Islam, was gunned down in northern Dagestan on 8 May.“We offer our condolences to Magomedov’s relatives and colleagues and we urge the authorities not to leave his death unpunished,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This case must be solved and the murderers must be brought to justice. Conditions are tough for journalists in the Russian Caucasus. Many are threatened and harassed, especially in Dagestan, where violence and impunity reign. “Threats are often carried out and those responsible are rarely punished. The murders of three journalists in the Russian Caucasus – Magomed Yevloyev, Magomedsharif Sultanmagomedov and Abdulmalik Ahmedilov – have never been punished.”The press freedom organization added: “The serious investigation into the January 2009 murders of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova in Moscow has raised hopes that an end to impunity in Russia may be in sight. It is up to the local and federal authorities to prove that the Caucasus will not be abandoned to its fate.”Magomedov was shot four times as he was leaving his brother’s home in Kokrek, near the northern city of Khasavyurt, at around 10:30 pm. The police are treating the case as one of murder and illegal use of firearms but they are working on the assumption that Magomedov was killed by mistake and that the intended target was his brother, a police officer.center_img Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing to go further RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Several analysts nonetheless point out that the anti-Wahhabi views of Magomedov’s magazine, As-Salam, may have aroused the anger of Muslim fundamentalists. Journalists advocating a “peaceful Islam” have been the targets of recent attacks and Magomedov may have been another victim of their calls for violence. One observer told Reporters Without Borders that government officials may have also have been upset by the magazine’s coverage of corruption.“The investigation must not neglect any hypothesis,” Reporters Without Borders added. “It is way too soon to rule out the possibility that the motive was related to the victim’s work as a journalist.”Published in Russian and six Caucasian languages and distributed by volunteers, As-Salam deals above all with Islamic beliefs and practices and has a print run of 90,000 copies. It is published by an organization called the Spiritual Leadership of the Muslims in Dagestan, which has other media that promote the same moderate version of Islam.Magomed Rasul, the organization’s president, told Reporters Without Borders: “Yakhya was the victim of the extremism and terrorism that we condemn. We have lost a conscientious, talented and sociable employee. Regardless of who was responsible for his murder, he has left a young wife and two young children.”Magomedov had worked as a journalist for several years and was preparing a collection of his articles to be published in book form. Demonstrations are planned to protest against his murder and demand an end to impunity in Dagestan.His murder came a week after Magomed Khanmagomedov, a correspondent for the independent weekly Chernovik, was physically attacked when he went to the site of the demolition of a UNESCO-classified building in Derbent, a city in southern Dagestan. The police are not investigating the attack although Khanmagomedov recognized his assailants.Biyakai Magomedov, a lawyer who works as a journalist for Chernovik, told Reporters Without Borders: “The murders and attacks on journalists continue in Dagestan and not one has been solved. There is total impunity. If this goes on, journalists will stop working altogether.”The Russian Caucasus has been prey to violence since the start of the 1990s and the war in Chechnya. A low-intensity war between security forces, private militias and Wahhabi militants subsequently spread from Chechnya to neighbouring Ingushetia and Dagestan. Relative calm has returned of late to Ingushetia but there has been a marked deterioration in the climate in Dagestan. The federal authorities insist that normality has been restored but an undeclared warcontinues and civilians, including journalists, are the leading victims. News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young journalist gunned down in northern Dagestan RussiaEurope – Central Asia May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New CEO to discuss transition in first ECHD meeting

first_imgLocal NewsGovernment Roy Perkins, left, of God’s Way engages in a video conference with Richard Llanez using an app called Zoom on Wednesday in his home. Perkins uses Zoom to connect with an audience and speaks about the Holy Bible. Medical Center Health System’s new president and CEO Rick Napper will join the Ector County District Hospital board of directors for his first regular meeting tonight.The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of Medical Center Hospital, 500 W. Fourth St. A finance committee meeting is set prior to that at 4:30 p.m. and will also be in the board room.Napper will be giving a transition update during his first meeting, as well as discuss a new committee assignment.Several items are listed on the agenda for the board to discuss in executive session including the following:A litigation update on Chauncie Davis v. MCH; Elisha Washington v. MCH; both of which are alleged discrimination cases, John Presley v. MCH, et. al., which is an alleged breach of contract case, and any potential/contemplated litigation claims.Deliberate and discuss the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property.Provide an update on the employment of a Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.Update on negotiation for health care product lines and services.District 5 board member Don Hallmark said the executive session items reflect what all Napper is up to right now and certain circumstances they are in right now. The hospital is seeking a replacement for the CMO position after John O’Hearn turned in a letter of resignation following Webster’s retirement and Chief Financial Officer Jon Riggs’ resignation.Former CFO Robert Abernethy returned as interim CFO in December following Riggs’ resignation and has since agreed to take on the role full time.Also on the agenda is an interlocal agreement and request to sell property as presented by Hallmark. The property in question really has nothing to do with the hospital, Hallmark said, but as a taxing entity they must approve the sale of the property since it was put up for bid and no one bought it.“It’s a property out at Goldsmith and it’s a junker. It’s been foreclosed on for taxes and been abandoned, I think,” Hallmark said, adding that vagrants were living in the house on the property.The taxing entities each have to release it for less than the approved fee and Hallmark said the they will only net $135 on the sale. Hallmark said someone living in the area is buying the property, will get the vagrants out and he believes will be demolishing the house on the property.IN OTHER BUSINESSOther agenda items listed include:Investment policy annual review and approval.MRO Release of Information Online Agreement. “This will be a consideration for approval of an agreement between MRO Corporation and the Ector County Hospital District where MRO will now provide ECHD with Disclosure Management Services that include Release of Information Services,” said MCHS lead attorney Ron Griffin in an email.Replacement committee member for bylaws committee and MCH/Tech Coordinating Committee.Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin report.The finance committee will discuss CER: PremierConnect Budgeting and Financial Reporting Solution. By admin – January 9, 2018 Twitter New CEO to discuss transition in first ECHD meeting Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleEmpty Bowls event helps feed areaNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 9 adminlast_img read more

Cities slammed by winter storms face new crisis: No water

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 An Oncor Electric Delivery crew works on restoring power to a neighborhood following the winter storm that passed through Texas Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. Facebook TAGS  WhatsApp Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Cities slammed by winter storms face new crisis: No water Facebook Local NewsBusinessStateUS News Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Further 12 Covid related deaths and 656 new cases in North

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleBrett McGinty signs with Mick Hennessy ahead of pro debutNext articleFurther calls for funding to restore respite services in Inishowen News Highland Further 12 Covid related deaths and 656 new cases in North By News Highland – December 17, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp A further 12 covid related deaths have been reported in the North and 656 news cases of the disease.It brings the death toll to 1,154 in Northern Ireland.Since the start of the pandemic more than 60,000 people have tested positive for the virus. Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Well-known Donegal Town man Pauric Kennedy elected town’s Mayor

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Well-known Donegal Town man Pauric Kennedy elected town’s Mayor Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Well-known Donegal Town man Pauric Kennedy has been elected as the town’s new Mayor.Kennedy succeeded the outgoing Mayor, Patricia Callaghan and it’s understood that more than 1,100 people from the town and surrounding area cast their vote yesterday.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Mr. Kennedy has been outlining what he hopes to achieve going forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/paurickendgfdnedy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 26, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twittercenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleText reminder for outpatient appointments being considered for LUHNext articleMinibus driver found not guilty of careless driving causing death News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterestlast_img read more

Letters

first_img Comments are closed. This week’s lettersAgeism is alive and well in HR I feel compelled to write about the state of recruitment today. I want toshare with you how it feels to be over 40 years of age and looking for work andhow you are treated by HR departments and recruitment agencies. I strongly believe there is a real problem with ageism and poorcommunication within the HR profession. I lost my job as a manager of aninternet company six months ago. It ran out of money and suddenly went bust.However, I consider myself to have had a successful career working my way up tosenior management positions prior to that. It has been the most difficult six months of my life and it’s hard toexplain the stress of trying to find a job. But it isn’t the financialrestraints that are the worst problem – it’s the lack of communication byrecruitment agencies and HR departments. To date, I have applied for 439 jobs. I have had 182 replies, 13 interviewsand four shortlistings. Most have been through recruitment agencies but I couldonly recommend one at a push. I have been told on no less than eight occasions that I am too old to applyfor a position. I watched a member of staff in one well-known agency goingthrough a large pile of CVs doing nothing but circling ages. When I asked herwhat she was doing, she replied: “I have to pull out anyone over 40 as theclient will not consider them for the vacancy.” The worst thing is the lack of communication. If you apply for jobs directlywith companies, you never hear anything. Furthermore, in six cases I have hadto ring up a company after I have had an interview with them to find out whatis going on. Finally, in this e-enabled world, why is it that I have only ever had threereplies from 47 jobs applications via the web? At 46 years of age I have more enthusiasm and determination than everbefore, so why am I being ignored? Name and address withheld Career advice falls way too short Your panel of experts failed to give a recent enquiry ‘Can I change frommanager to HR?’ a decent response (Careerwise, 12 March). I would ask Peter Sell, joint managing director of DMS Consultancy, whatchance this person would have of getting on to the CIPD professional assessmentscheme with the sort of CV he is suggesting they prepare. I would ask Tony Clarke, senior consultant of Macmillan Davies Hodes, whathope this person would have in applying to a recruitment agency for a job inwhich they were not already a specialist. I would ask Peter Lewis,consultant at Chiumento, how he expected the personto handle the continued rejection they would inevitably face if they followedhis plan. None of the experts got anywhere near giving any real careers advice to thisperson. Come on Personnel Today, provide the readers with real red meat to gettheir teeth into rather than these milky ‘write a CV’ type of careers approach.Anybody who has really faced the difficulties of career change knows this isnot where to start. Les Simpson Operations director, JMPS Agencies lacking in basic courtesy I read with great interest the comment piece by Chris Matchan (Comment, 19March). I am a personnel manager with more than 20 years’ experience and have beenlooking for a new position for several months. I am realistic in my demands andam willing to keep my options open when looking for a new position. In view of this I have registered with several well-known recruitmentagencies for both permanent and interim assignments and have found theirattitude and treatment less than professional. It has been my experience that their staff ring you up and present an opportunityand then badger you constantly until they can arrange an interview. Once thishas been accomplished they fail to contact you at all and eventually you haveto ring them to find out what you already suspect – you have been unsuccessful.In some cases I am still waiting to hear whether or not I have been successfulfor jobs I applied for six months ago. The courtesy and professionalism required to tell you that you were notsuccessful does not seem to be part of their function. I always ensure jobapplicants are advised of the outcome as soon as possible as I appreciate howimportant it is for them to have an answer as soon as possible and move on. I would appreciate being treated in the same way and hope that any agencystaff who read this letter bear this in mind when dealing with their clients. Michelle Bailey Group personnel manager, Crown Group LettersOn 2 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

BSF Large Landing Ship Caesar Kunikov Heads for Constanta, Romania

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today BSF Large Landing Ship Caesar Kunikov Heads for Constanta, Romania BSF Large Landing Ship Caesar Kunikov Heads for Constanta, Romania April 9, 2012 View post tag: Romania View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: ship View post tag: Caesar Share this article View post tag: Kunikovcenter_img View post tag: Landing View post tag: large Black Sea Fleet (BSF) large landing ship Caesar Kunikov representing Russia in the spring activation of the BLACKSEAFOR joint task naval group left Sevastopol on Apr, 5 and set a course for Constanta, Romania.Recall that Russia took over command of that international task force in Aug 2011. Large landing ship Caesar Kunikov is the BLACKSEAFOR flagship accommodating the exercise headquarters.The activation was officially kicked off on Apr 6 when all participating ships arrived in Constanta. The first exercise headed by the BLACKSEAFOR Commander Capt 1 rank Yury Zemsky (Russia) took place southwestward Crimea on Apr 5. The exercise was attended by Turkish frigate TCG Yavuz, Ukrainian minesweeper Cherkasy, Russian large landing ship Caesar Kunikov, small-size missile ships (corvettes) Mirazh and Shtil, rescue tug Shakhter, and hydrographic ship GS-86. The ships practiced unscheduled rendezvous to assist a “distressed” vessel.The BLACKSEAFOR spring activation is expected to last till Apr 24. Except for Constanta, ships of the Black Sea states will visit Sevastopol and Istanbul.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 09, 2012; Image: flot2017 View post tag: BSF View post tag: heads Training & Education View post tag: Navy View post tag: Constantalast_img read more

Doxbridge over troubled water

first_imgControversy has arisen in Magdalen College this week following a motion passed at their General Meeting last Sunday awarding £40 to every student going on ‘Doxbridge’, the sporting tour of Dublin involving Oxford, Cambridge and Durham colleges, at a combined cost of £960.Proposals are to be made at a JCR Committee meeting next week to alter the college’s constitution and allow motions which have been passed at General Meetings to be reconsidered in subsequent weeks.This proposal has been seen by many as the result of the ‘Doxbridge’ motion, which passed by only four votes.Over 80 signatures on a petition calling for this to be overturned have since been collected. Under the proposed rule change this will be enough for the result of the vote on the motion to be suspended and considered at a later date.However, the petition has caused anger amongst many Magdalen students, some of whom are even threatening to resign from the JCR if the motion is overturned.Matthew Chan, ex-JCR Vice-President of Magdalen, who organised the petition and opposed the original motion, received an abusive email signed by “The Doxbridge Massive”.Students from Magdalen’s football and netball teams plan to travel on the ‘Doxbridge’ tour, which costs £219 per person and takes place over the Easter vacation. It markets itself as a ‘Sportsparty’ and concerns have been raised over whether the JCR’s money would in fact be spent on sport at all.The motion passed by the extremely narrow margin of 33 votes to 29. Many complained that the meeting was ‘mobbed’ by those going on Doxbridge and their friends, who left as soon as the motion had passed.Beth Goodwin and Hannah Thompson, who put forward the motion, argued that the funding would encourage participation in sport and “help with team bonding”. They had already approached the college for funding and been turned down. Chan said, “This whole motion is a peculiarly macabre joke and deserves to be treated like one. I am kind of baffled that it passed at all, and will be doing everything I can to make sure that it doesn’t second time around, including indulging in a spot of the old constitutional pernicketitude.”He argues that the email notifying members of the time and agenda of the General Meeting was not sent out until a few hours before it was due to take place, twenty-two hours and fifty-five minutes after the deadline specified in the JCR constitution.He told Cherwell, “This motion represents a gross abuse of the circumstance that if you get enough people with a vested interest (in this case, £40 each) to come and vote for you at a GM, you can push through measures that privilege the few at the direct expense of the many.“Some of the people going are not by any stretch of the imagination regulars on the respective teams. There is no way that the JCR should be paying for this, regardless of whether it can or not. And it probably can’t; not without damaging our spending on more worthwhile things.”Chan’s actions have proven extremely divisive in Magdalen. Arnold Reigns, a 3rd Year English student, said “I support what Chan’s doing; rules should not be so strictly enforced or they become fundamentalist. ”On the other hand, George Dix, a 4th Year Maths student said, “I’ve done a lot of stupid things in my life, including drunkenly pulling my dad, but none of them as stupid as what Chan is doing now.”JCR President Tom Meakin told Cherwell, “In Fifth Week the JCR Committee will present a motion to amend the Constitution so as to allow motions to be re-heard if a proportion of the JCR wishes. This ‘cooling-off’ period will ensure that controversial decisions – be they costly, technical or otherwise – are taken only after wide consultation and are thus representative of the majority.“It’s important to point out that whilst the Doxbridge motion was contentious, this move is sensible regardless. Whilst it might slow some areas of decision-making down, any increase in participation is a good thing.”last_img read more