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Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books john Neir says: Comments (4) Julian Malakar says: 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 December 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm Christmas is “God with us”. When God is with us neither poverty nor social and political injustice could break our spirit. May Almighty God opens hearts of those who prosecute disciples of Christ because of believing Christ and let the light of Christ shine through their darken hearts as it was happened to Saul of Tarsus (Saint Paul) who killed 1st Christians. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET December 27, 2013 at 8:58 am Very nice sermon by our Church leader. Spoke about the meaning of Christmas and spoke to both the heart & mind. Archbishop of Canterbury Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Stewart David Wigdor says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] Isaiah looks forward to God rescuing His people, instantly recognisable, leading them in victory. Hebrews looks back at the great line of prophets and says this arrival is the climax to the whole of history. John starts with those words that send shudders up the spine, consciously echoing Genesis, “in the beginning ……. ”And what do we get? A few pounds [kilos] of crying baby. Shepherds clump in and mutter approvingly at his size, or health, or shape of his nose, or whatever banal things we try and find to say when we meet a baby (Winston Churchill is reputed to have said when told that a grandchild looked like him “all babies look like me”). When God assumes flesh he does not take power, but vulnerability, need, dependence. God the baby is so small that he leaves room for all of us to ignore Him, to glance and pass on. The heart and origin of creation is easily overlooked. This is less Big Bang than faint cry. RS Thomas wrote[1]:“The moon is bornAnd a child is born,lying among white clothesas the moon among clouds.They both shine, butthe light from the oneis abroad in the universeas among broken glass.”God was born fully human. The witnesses are shepherds and magi, John the Baptist, the gospel writers and hosts of Christians through the centuries, in their lives and their deaths, in words and deeds. A witness of this birth is not like a witness of comet or an asteroid, which is seen and noted, but which has little or no effect on the one that sees it. If we respond, this small baby God that gives us so much space to ignore fills our whole world, changes what we see when we look, catches us up and takes us with him in life, through death and into all eternity. Belief, putting ourselves and trusting our lives into the power of this child, the man he became, the crucified saviour, the risen and ascended Christ, enables us to become children of God, our whole being changed.God’s way of being human shows us what being human means. According to the gospel of Jesus Christ to be human means being vulnerable, not safe. Our pride is humbled by God needing swaddling. Our wisdom is confounded by the foolishness of God’s baby cries. Love is demonstrated not by grasping power but by lowering yourself so you can raise the fallen.  The humility of God provokes us to seek to awaken what is best, in every person we meet, every group that we encounter[2].God’s vulnerability is seen in overwhelming self giving. When as individuals or societies we grab for power, compete for resources and neglect the weakest and most vulnerable amongst us we neglect Christ himself. Where people are measured in their worth only by what they can produce, what economic value they have, then Christ is denied and our own humanity corrupted.The great ikons of Christ for us are all those of vulnerability; a baby, a man dying abandoned on a cross, bread and wine that can be crushed and spilt. Yet from the  vulnerability we get life complete, eternal.The vulnerable God was born into a world that rejected him, and yet he loved it without limits. As we look around our world at injustice and conflict he calls us to His pattern of love: we see victims and perpetrators, and in loving them without limits we imitate Christ and challenge every injustice and any demeaning of human beings.Today, singing of Bethlehem, we see injustices in Palestine and Israel, where land is taken or rockets are fired, and the innocent suffer.We see injustice in the ever more seriously threatened Christian communities of the Middle East. The Prince of Wales highlighted their plight last week. Even this morning a church in Baghdad, where there have been Christians since the 1st century, was bombed and 15 more people testified to their faith with their lives. Christians in the region are attacked and massacred, driven into exile from an area  in which their presence has always been central, undoubted, essential, richly contributing, faithful.We see injustice in South Sudan, where political ambitions have led towards ethnic conflict. On Saturday I was speaking to a Bishop under siege, in a compound full of the dying. God’s passionate love for the vulnerable is found in the baby in a manger in a country at war. If that was His home, today it must be our care.We see injustices at home. Even in a recovering economy, Christians, the servants of a vulnerable and poor Saviour, need to act to serve and love the poor: they need also to challenge the causes of poverty. Prospect magazine had a poll this month that suggested the church is more trusted on politics than religion. But the two cannot be separated. Christ’s birth is not politics, it is love expressed. Our response is not political, but love delivered in hope. The action of the churches in the last five years is extraordinary, reaching out in ways not seen since 1945. Yet no society can be content where misery and want exist, unless through our love collectively we also challenge the greed and selfishness behind it.We will speak and act best when we are caught up in following the vulnerable God as His disciples in His way. Then His love fills us, His compassion drives us on, compassion for every person, at every point of life or wealth or power. When individual Christians and the church together believe, and act on that belief, every human attitude is challenged, especially about the poor, and the world changes.We follow the God who is Saviour, whose word of love was found in action and word. We are called to act, whether at home or around the world, not just lament. Jesus rescues us from our brokenness and makes us carriers of life and light. He  calls for that great line of witnesses that has swept down through the centuries to be continued today by a church that is confident in the message of God’s love and truth. It will always be an untidy church because we are in a vulnerable, untidy, broken world. Yet when we see the fact of Christ’s birth, hear the witnesses, receive the life he gives and respond in passionate discipleship then all our vulnerabilities, muddles and weaknesses are carried in His strength. The Christian meaning of Christmas is unconditional love received, love overflowing into a frequently love-lost world. Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Shreveport, LA Jay Woods says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL December 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm I just wanted to share thoughts with all Episcopalians: first that God is Infinite yet man is finite. Still God exists within man. How can the Infinite God be in us? There is a Perfect Master.Second all we see and percieve in this world is an illusion. The only reality is the Lord and you the individual. And all is Love. Love thus must have its own world…. the Kingdom of Heaven.Finally doing good works is to glorify God but entering Heaven is only by the Love of God as Lord Jesus Christ. This sharing should bring us great joy. We can rejoice that the Knowledge of God reveals Jesus in the most incredible way. His own hope to join Him. And we to seek Heaven on earth. Happy New Year. Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Dec 25, 2013 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [1] Nativity, Collected Poems 1945-1990, page 508, ISBN 1-85799-354-3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release December 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm O God, give our Church a leader like Pope Francis who speaks to the heart: to the whole person. Amen. [2] Thoughts drawn out of a letter from Pere Nicolas Buttet, 3 December, 2013. Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY last_img read more


Seat #3 Forum: Cordial and Substantive

first_img EDITORIAL ANALYSIS OF THE SEAT #3 FORUMBy Reggie ConnellIt looked as though the Seat#3 forum session might be contentious. Commissioner Sam Ruth’s comments during the days leading up to the Forum suggested he might raise questions of Doug Bankson’s connections to “the good old boy network” and his role with the John Land Trust.  But those questions never emerged and the forum took on a cordial tone.Ruth defended his seat with a booming voice.“My name is Sam Ruth and I AM your City Commissioner,” he said, purposely emphasizing his current status as the sitting commissioner in his opening remarks.The first question was about the proposal for the City Center.Alice Nolan, a challenger for Seat#3, responded with a familiar answer.“We want to continue down the path, but not too fast,” she said. This has become a theme of the Nolan campaign on several subjects – a positive move forward, but with a slow and steady pace.Ruth expressed concerns with the purchase price back in 2006 and in the selling price in 2016.“We have a deal on the table. In 2006 we paid 20 million dollars for the land,” he said. Now we are selling it for $67,000 per acre less than the appraised value. We will have to take a closer look. The devil is in the details.”Bankson also expressed reservations, but still supports the project.“I want to see this move forward,” he said. “The city can’t make a restaurant come to Apopka. We can only create an environment that makes them want to come here. But there are 133,000 square feet of commercial space sitting vacant, so we have to grow into this project.On the question of taxes, Bankson stressed good budget management being the key.“Taxes should be viewed as and spent on that which benefits all equally,” he said. “From public services to parks and street lighting. We must be careful to support the safety, infrastructure, and investment while the community itself supports its individuals in particular. It is ok to seed certain aspects that are deemed worthwhile, but the greatest economic engine for further growth is to keep taxes low.Nolan echoed Bankson’s thoughts on budget management.We are a city, so we should be able to budget properly,” she said. “Why can’t we be like everyone else and save? We have to think of innovative ways to stay within our budget. The private sector and churches can do a lot if the city works with them.”Ruth took ownership of the budgeting process and the rate itself.“I’m the one that drove the lower millage rate,” he said. “And I was willing to fight for the millage rate to keep it where it is. We’ve never had a more thorough and transparent look at the budget.”In closing remarks and in comments after the debate, Ruth continued to make the case for his strong leadership, community involvement, and private enterprise.“Anytime I can champion Apopka I feel great. I am ecstatic. We have this much participation in the elections. We have six candidates running for two seats. In the past it was not this way. It was kind of a closed door. 99 percent of the people here tonight already have a candidate. It’s that 1% that I was excited to reach. Look at this place. The Cooper Center spent 10 million dollars and got this beautiful facility. We spent 20 million dollars on vacant land. I want to be the champion for businessmen like Michael Cooper.”Bankson was a polished eloquent speaker with a command of issues. He lightly referenced the criticism of him, but stayed positive and on-message for the most part.“The rumor mill is churning. I am not a part of the good old boy network. Anyone who knows me knows that. I believe we need to stand in integrity.He also referenced hopes for a future discussion on the budget.“I wish we had more time to talk about the budget and what’s behind the budgeting choices.”Nolan remained upbeat about the city she has lived in her entire life and loves.“I think it went great. All three of us did a great job in sharing our vision of Apopka. It was an excellent opportunity. I’m enthusiastic about the future of Apopka.”Reggie Connell is the Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSAlice NolanApopka City Commission Seat#3Commissioner Sam RuthPastor Doug Bankson Previous articleSupport Pack 211 – Eat Mor Chikin TONIGHT!Next articleDecision by Nelson Changed Forum Questions Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more


Freddie Flintoff’s Socks Appeal

first_imgFreddie Flintoff’s Socks Appeal Tagged with: Celebrity  92 total views,  2 views today  93 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 18 November 2009 | News Freddie Flintoff is raising money for his foundation, the AF Foundation, through the sale of themed socks as part of the Christmas Socks Appeal.This was filmed during the photoshoot for his promotion shots.The Bumblebee Trust, White Ribbon and Help for Heroes are other benefitting organisations through the sale of Socks Appeal socks! Advertisement (All proceeds go to the chosen charity)last_img read more


Mayor Price kicks off first rolling town hall of the year

first_imgCRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Twitter Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ + posts Twitter Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Previous articleFinding Trent Johnson’s replacement: A few names to considerNext articleCavins-Tull: TCU Alert worked Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Facebook ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ printFort Worth Mayor Betsy Price talked about gas revenues, the importance of Citizens on Patrol, TCU baseball and more at her first rolling town hall of the year Wednesday.Rolling town halls are group bike rides led by the mayor around different parts of the city of Fort Worth. The routes vary in length but are slow paced so that no rider is left behind.“I want people to get out and see parts of the city they may not see,” Price said. “You see things totally different on a bicycle and it’s a great chance to push our healthy initiative forward.”Price said she also values the bike rides because they create a casual setting for people to talk.“I always say when you put spandex on this body, people will tell you incredible things,” Price said. “If you’re not talking to citizens you’re living in a vacuum and that’s not good for anybody.”Fort Worth resident Karyn Peak said she came out for the comradery of fellow bikers and to enjoy the great weather.“Bikers are a different breed of people,” Peak said. “We help each other out, we talk while we ride, it’s just a good group. I wish I could attend more.”For those who didn’t want to bike, Fort Worth Councilwoman Ann Zadeh and FitWorth hosted a walk along Magnolia Avenue at the same time as the bike ride.“People like to able to talk to their representatives in a setting that’s not city hall,” Zadeh said. “People like to see people face to face and in the community.”Price said this is her fourth season doing these moving town halls and she loves seeing the people who join her grow in number and in age.“There are several little kids who were in their trailers and now on their bikes,” Price said. “That’s fun to see them maturing a little bit.” The next town hall will be a caffeinated walking meeting March 26 at 10 a.m.. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more


Michael D Higgins expects to poll substantially in Donegal

first_imgNews Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Michael D Higgins expects to poll substantially in Donegal Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img Facebook WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – October 14, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleSoccer – Derry City’s League Title Dreams FadeNext articleSpeed camera operator says media coverage endangers workers News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Presidential candidate Michael D Higgins says he’s expecting to poll very well in Donegal in the upcoming election.While he is not expecting to top the poll, he does believe he will poll substantially.The Labour candidate is on his second official visit to Donegal today, he visited Letterkenny IT earlier this morning, and is currently visiting the An Grianan Theatre. He is then due to meet with Paddy Harte, before heading on to Derry in the afternoon.Michael D Higgins says his many connections in Donegal, should see him get a good vote.Meanwhile, Michael D Higgins has said he believes that people in Northern Ireland should be given the right to vote in the presidential election.The Labour candidate said that the President is a Head of State for everyone on the island of Ireland.He also said that he believes that the President is a President for all Irish people all over the world……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/higgs1.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more


Parents, teachers work toward common goals

first_img The main function of a Parent Teacher Organization is to raise money in support of a school and its programs. And, just as importantly, is the organization’s goal to strengthen the relationship between the parents and teachers.“The teachers are often with our children more throughout the school day than we are as parents,” said Elly Reeves, PTO president at Troy Elementary School. “I call my children’s teachers their ‘other mothers’ because they spend as much waking time with my kids as I do. The teachers are helping to shape and mold my kids into the people they are turning into and that is so very important.”Reeves said it is vastly important that parents and teachers be partners in the students’ education. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip By Jaine Treadwell 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? 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The Brotherhood Ride is… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Maulden admits to the large number of meetings but the hard work and responsibility are shared by dedicated and committed parents and teachers.“At Banks School, we all work together for the good of our school and our students,” Maulden said. “At Banks, being a small school, there are a lot gaps in funding, not in necessary things but in the extras. Our parents and teachers work together to do those extra things, the things that make the school look better and the students feel better about their school, things like painting the hallways and other aesthetics.”Maulden said the parents and teachers come together to make sure that fund-raisers, like the annual fall festival are successful.“At Banks, we all pull together,” she said. “The entire Banks community pitches in to get things done. Because we are a small community, we all know each other. We know the needs of the school and don’t mind getting in there and working to do what needs to be done.”The Banks School PTO has created a memorial library fund in honor of three teachers, Ann Dunn, Kathy Pugh and Angela Smith, who have lost children or grandchildren.“Each year, the PTO donates $500 to the library to purchase books to help replenish the bookshelves,” Maulden said. “We also offer the opportunity for people to donate a book in memory or honor of someone.”Maulden said the library project has been very successful and is very beneficial to all students at Banks School.Working together with the teachers, the PTO parents have been able to provide “extras” for the Banks School including playground equipment for the primary campus, five new copy machines and a public address system for the gymnasium.Maulden said PTOs are important to any school because the projects and programs bring parents and teachers together to work toward a common goal and for the good of the school and the students.“Everyone benefits from a strong PTO program, the parents, teachers, students and the community,” she said. Latest Stories Parents, teachers work toward common goals In the past, the funds from the PTO fundraisers supplemented funds donated by the late Sen. Wendell Mitchell and Rep. Alan Boothe to build a playground at the kindergarten building.Reeves said that the PTO is committed to the continued support of the teachers and students at Troy Elementary School and to making sure that their needs are met in the best interest of education.Charity Maulden has been president of the PTO at Banks School for five years.That’s a lot of PTO meetings and a lot of hard work and responsibility. Book Nook to reopen “We all need to be involved with the Parent-Teacher Organization in an effort to have strong schools. As PTO parents, we want to support our teachers through fund-raisers. All of the money that is raised is turned back to the classrooms and to the school. Strong schools have strong PTOs.”This year, the TES PTO raised about $11,000 with a chocolate sale. And there are even more efforts. How that money is spent at the school differs from year to year.“Each teacher is given money, usually at the beginning of the school year, for classroom supplies and we also help with supplies for physical education and art,” Reeves said. “Each grade level gets $300 to go toward field trips. The fifth grade gets more because they take a big trip to Huntsville and they have to charter buses.”last_img read more


Colorado officers under investigation after troubling photos surface of them near Elijah McClain memorial

first_imgamphotora/iStockBy CLAYTON SANDELL and BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(AURORA, Colo.) — Photos have surfaced of Colorado police striking troubling poses near where an unarmed Black man was placed in a chokehold last summer and later died, prompting their chief to order an immediate internal investigation that she said could lead to their termination.Interim Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson issued a statement late Monday night saying she has pulled multiple officers from street duty and made the probe into photos depicting them near a memorial for Elijah McClain a “top priority.”Wilson said she placed the officers on paid administrative leave “in non-enforcement capacities” after being informed on Thursday of the allegations stemming from the photos that were brought to the attention of the department’s Internal Affairs bureau by an Aurora police officer.“I was apprised of allegations reported to Internal Affairs by an Aurora Police Officer alleging multiple Aurora Police officers were depicted in photographs near the site where Elijah McClain died,” Wilson said in her statement.  She added that she ordered an “accelerated investigation” that was completed Monday evening and plans to soon publicly release the results of the probe “in its entirety.”“This will include reports, photographic evidence obtained, officer’s names, and my final determination which can rise to the level of termination,” Wilson said.She did not immediately provide details of what the photos showed the officers doing.The development came as the Aurora City Council has scheduled an emergency meeting for Tuesday night to discuss why police in riot gear on Saturday used batons and pepper spray on apparently peaceful protesters at a park, some playing violins in honor of McClain, who also played the instrument.Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced on Thursday that he was appointing a special prosecutor to reinvestigate McClain’s death and file charges if “the facts support prosecution.”McClain was walking home in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, after buying iced tea at a corner store on Aug. 24, 2019, when he was stopped by police, Mari Newman, an attorney for McClain’s family, told ABC News last week.He was wearing a ski mask on a warm night — which Newman attributed to him getting cold — when a person called 911 at 10:30 p.m. to report him acting “sketchy,” according to an audio recording of the 911 call released by the Aurora Police Department.The caller told a 911 operator that a man, later identified as McClain, “has a mask on” and “he might be a good person or a bad person.” The caller went on to say no weapons were involved and when asked if he or anyone else was in danger, the caller said, “No.”Police body-camera footage showed McClain walking on the sidewalk when three officers approached him, with one telling McClain multiple times to stop. But McClain, who was apparently listening to music at the time, continued to walk.According to the body-camera footage, an officer put his hands on McClain, saying, “Stop tensing up.” McClain replied, “Let go of me” and told the police that he was “just going home.”The officers took McClain to the ground and placed him in a carotid control hold — which involves an officer placing his arm around a person’s neck, restricting the flow of blood to the brain from the carotid arteries, according to a letter from Dave Young, the district attorney for Adams and Broomfield Counties, to then-Aurora Police Chief Nicholas Metz.McClain, who was placed in handcuffs, is seen in body-camera footage at one point throwing up after the struggle with officers while he is on the ground.According to Young’s letter, paramedics called to the scene said McClain remained combative and possibly suffered from a condition known as excited delirium. McClain was later administered, by paramedics, what Newman alleged was an “excessive dose” of ketamine, which is used by medical practitioners and veterinarians as an anesthetic.After McClain was put in an ambulance, he went into cardiac arrest, according to police. He died several days later.A pathologist who conducted an autopsy was unable to conclude that the actions of any law enforcement officer caused the death, Young said in a statement he released last week.While Young said McClain’s death “was both tragic and unnecessary,” he declined to file criminal charges against the officers, saying, “In order to prove any form of homicide in the State of Colorado it is mandatory that the prosecution prove that the accused caused the death of the victim.”“Based on the facts and evidence of this investigation I cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers involved in this incident were not justified in their actions based on what they knew at the time of this incident,” Young said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Changes in lipid composition of copepods and Euphausia superba associated with diet and environmental conditions in the marginal ice zone, Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica

first_imgThe effect of varying diet and environmental conditions at the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) on the fatty acid and hydrocarbon compositions of five species of copepod and krill, Euphausia superba, was investigated. Zooplankton at the MIZ experienced a range of conditions, from a low algal biomass (mainly flagellates) under pack-ice to a spring bloom dominated by diatoms in the open ocean. Principal Component Analysis classified the copepods into three dietary regimes: (i) omnivores or general algal feeders under the pack ice, (ii) dinoflagellate feeders, and (iii) diatom feeders in the open ocean. This classification was supported by the distribution of the diatom marker n-heneicosahexaene (n-C21:6) and a general indicator of herbivory, the isoprenoid pristane. The fatty acid and hydrocarbon composition reflected dietary preferences and availability as the season progressed. Of the copepods under the pack-ice, Oithona spp. was omnivorous whereas Calanus propinquus was feeding preferentially on flagellates. Metridia gerlachei fed on flagellates in all conditions, but also included diatoms in its diet during the bloom. Calanoides acutus and Rhincalanus gigas, which passed the winter in diapause, were feeding almost exclusively on diatoms in the open ocean. Euphausia superba, which were also mainly diatom feeders in the open ocean, were feeding on the sea-ice algae (diatoms) and suspended material from the water column (dinoflagellates) under the pack-ice.last_img read more


Rainiers Edge Bees

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Seth Mejias-Brean hit the go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning and the Rainiers held on to edge the Bees 5-4 at Smith’s Ballpark.The Bees rallied to tie the game with two in the bottom-of-the-fifth.Jeremy Rhoades was charged with the go-ahead run and took the loss.The Bees fell to 43-and-33 and travel to Reno to open up a four-game series tonight. Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees June 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Rainiers Edge Bees Written bylast_img


Ron Dennis wins planning for mega-basement garage

first_imgHome » News » Ron Dennis wins planning for mega-basement garage previous nextRegulation & LawRon Dennis wins planning for mega-basement garageThe McLaren racing car brand founder set to create an ‘iceberg’ under his Surrey mansion, to house his collection of supercars.Sheila Manchester30th May 201905,561 Views Ron Dennis, the highly successful motor racing team manager and supercar manufacturer, has recently won another victory: planning permission for a 230foot subterranean garage beneath his mansion in Surrey – despite opposition from a neighbour.The multi-millionaire has long planned to build the mega-basement to house his substantial collection of supercars but as many owners and estate agents have found before, planning authorities and neighbours are often less than keen and it hasn’t been a high speed win for the man who founded McLaren International in 1980 and sold his shares for a reported £275m in 2017.Julian Bishop, Head of Real Estate London at Hewitsons LLP and Emma Shipp, Partner reviewed the application:Houses that have been extensively developed are referred to as icebergs in that there is more below the surface than above and getting planning permission can be difficult. Ron Dennis first applied for planning permission seven years ago but was initially turned down by the local planning authority. Dennis appealed on the grounds this was an ‘engineering operation’ and was not inappropriate – and he won.The mega-plans include a lift, turntable, workshop and art gallery. One objection was raised by a neighbour on the basis of increased noise and disturbance but Dennis intends to see the project through.The trend to build so-called ‘mega-basements’ to house, cars, pools and media entertainment rooms has been steadily growing in areas such as London and the South East where space has become more scarce.These developments are classified as mega once they reach either three or more storeys built under the footprint of the house or two storeys built under the house and the garden combined. A study by Newcastle University found that seven London boroughs had approved 4,650 basement plans from 2008 to 2017 including 112 mega basements – most in either the Kensington & Chelsea or Westminster boroughs.Whilst not all such projects are quite as complicated, the issues faced by Ron Dennis show that mega basements have their own unique set of factors. Planning consent may not be easy to obtain and work then needs to start within a defined period to retain the permission. Getting neighbours on side is key both to a smooth running project and to the future enjoyment of the home once the builders have moved on.iceberg development McLaren planning permission mega-basement garage Ron Dennis Sheila Manchester supercar May 30, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more