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first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rapidísimas 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 Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Por Onell A. SotoPosted Sep 18, 2014 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Recientemente el grupo opositor cubano conocido como las Damas de Blanco de Santiago de Cuba decidió separarse del grupo principal por “indisciplinas graves “que no fueron atendidas.  Parece que otras querellas internas dieron lugar a la escisión. Las damas que se separaron dijeron que están dispuestas a iniciar un diálogo que pueda traer reconciliación. Berta Soler, presidenta del grupo original dijo que “continuamos la lucha por el respeto a los derechos humanos y la libertad y los presos políticos” en Cuba.Líderes de las principales iglesias de Uruguay se han reunido en el salón parroquial de la Catedral Anglicana de Montevideo para “analizar críticamente” la gestión del nuevo gobierno que se elegirá próximamente. El grupo dijo que había que “repensar” el modelo de desarrollo de una economía extractiva a la luz de consumo desmedido y la preocupante profundización de la “brecha entre ricos y pobres” que afecta a los más vulnerables especialmente a los niños y adolescentes.Pedro Corzo, historiador cubano, dice en un artículo publicado en El Nuevo Herald de Miami titulado “Apuntes para la oposición cubana” que hay que “sembrar la esperanza en la población de que los cambios son posibles e instilarle confianza en el futuro”.Justo González, escritor y profesor metodista recibió un doctorado honoris causa del Seminario Episcopal del Sureste en Austin, Texas. En los ejercicios de graduación fue el orador principal. En la misma ceremonia recibió similar galardón el presbítero Alejandro Mendoza inmigrante peruano que comenzó hace años limpiando pisos en la Iglesia Episcopal de San Mateo en Austin y hoy es su rector y un reconocido predicador y evangelista. En la clase de este año se graduaron 29 estudiantes, 20 de los cuales son mujeres con edades que oscilan entre los 30 y los 55 años de edad. Entre los graduandos no hubo ninguna persona de origen afro-americana.El presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, ha calificado de “reprobable” la decisión del gobernador de Texas, Rick Perry,  de enviar una fuerza de 1000 miembros de la Guardia Nacional para guardar la frontera entre Texas y México. El presidente dice que la medida no contribuye “a una mejor vecindad o relación”. La decisión de Texas trata de evitar el flujo de niños indocumentados.El gobierno de Cuba quiere enviar un contingente de médicos y enfermeras para ayudar a combatir la plaga del virus de ébola en África. Aunque un reducido número ha aceptado el reto, la mayor parte de la población dice que el riesgo es muy alto. El primer país que se tiene en mente es Sierra Leona, en la costa occidental de África.El presidente Nicolás Maduro de Venezuela ya no sabe qué hacer para levantar su índice de aceptación. Ahora se ha puesto de moda entre los chavistas una parodia del Padrenuestro que invoca a Chávez y pide que sus ideales revolucionarios se cumplan en “la tierra como en el cielo”. La oración fue preparada durante  el Diseño del Sistema de Formación Socialista. Los obispos han dicho que esta parodia da pie a la idolatría algo contrario a la fe cristiana.  Otros sectores también la han criticado.Recientemente un grupo ecuménico se reunió en la ciudad de Estrasburgo, Francia, para considerar acciones más efectivas contra la discriminación, la persecución y la violencia que sufren los cristianos alrededor del mundo. El tema será explorado a profundidad en una conferencia que tendrá lugar en el 2015. La reunión fue patrocinada por el Vaticano, el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, la Alianza Mundial Evangélica y las iglesias pentecostales.El incisivo periodista Roberto Luque Escalona escribe en el semanario Libre que en una ocasión “que no recuerdo bien” llamó tonta a la popular cantante colombiana Skakira. Más recientemente le preguntaron a la diva que ciudad le gustaría visitar y sin pensarlo dijo “Roma, porque allí nació nuestro Señor Jesucristo”. Rectifica Luque que en la primera ocasión él tenía la razón: “la joven es tonta”.Vernella Brown, la primera mujer ordenada al presbiterado en la diócesis de Connecticut y trabajadora incansable entre los pobres, ha fallecido el 27 de agosto a la edad de 88 años. Nacida en Guantánamo de padres de ascendencia jamaiquina tomó residencia en el estado de Connecticut donde trabajó por 20 años en el servicio social de la ciudad de Norwalk. Después de su retiro hizo estudios teológicos en Nueva York y fue ordenada y sirvió en varias parroquias y misiones de la diócesis. Vernella será siempre recordada por su humildad y su deseo de servir a los desposeídos.VERDAD. Bienaventurados los pobres en espíritu porque de ellos es el reino de los cielos. San Mateo 5:10. Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Victory for airport workers and their union – challenges remain

first_imgPhoto: SEIU 32BJIt was a “big win” according to the Service Employees union, Local 32BJ, the union trying to organize airport service workers at the three New Jersey/New York airports: Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark International. The three airports are owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.On Jan. 20, 32BJ members and supporters marched on LaGuardia Airport, blocked the main access road and sat down. The cops arrested 30 people.Eight days later, 32BJ received a letter from the PA proposing that Martin Luther King Jr. Day be a paid holiday for airport contract workers; a phased wage increase to $10.10 an hour; and consultations over the next 90 days among the airlines, contractors and 32BJ to hammer out a three- to five-year plan, with the goal of delivering fair wages and benefits to airport workers.The 4,000 airport workers at Newark weren’t covered. While the PA presents itself as a single agency, it really consists of two independent operations — one in New York and the other in New Jersey.The letter to 32BJ came from PA Executive Director Patrick Foye, who reports to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But PA Deputy Executive Director Deborah Gramiccioni, who controls Newark Airport, reports to Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.Christie, even though weakened by the Bridgegate scandal and reports of his political bullying, still has dreams of running for president. Cuomo, whose presidential aspirations are not so open, still wanted to do his bit in building a Democratic wedge issue. He also sought to placate New York’s labor movement, which generally did not support him in his last run for governor.Gramiccioni released a statement saying that Foye’s “directive raises complex labor, business and legal issues that our airlines, their business partners and employees are facing, and we need to consider the significant financial and operational impacts at our airports.”Speaking plainly, she could have just said that paying workers more will hurt somebody’s bottom line and there is a dispute over whose will be hit. There are airport service workers at Newark who don’t get the state minimum wage. How complicated would that be to fix?The airlines are saying they can’t tell their contractors what to do — that it would violate anti-trust laws.All of this squirming and posturing reflects the growing anger, militancy and organization of airport service workers.United NY, which played a big role in organizing the Jan. 20 protest, held a conference call on Jan. 31 to honor the workers who participated in that action and to announce the creation of a watchdog committee to guarantee that the PA keeps its promises. It also intends to hold a broader “Low-wage Workers Coalition” meeting on Feb. 14.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Government urged to give police more resources to investigate journalist Bonifacio Gregorio’s murder

first_img Help by sharing this information News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today called on interior and local government secretary José D. Lina, to make more resources available to police investigating the 8 July murder of newspaper reporter and columnist Bonifacio Gregorio, and to do everything else needed to identify and punish both those who may have been behind this killing as well as the gunman who carried it out.The organisation also condemned the pressure and obstruction that is hampering investigations into the murders of Apolinario “Polly” Pobeda in May and Edgar Damalerio last year.Gregorio, 55, was shot three times in the head outside his home in the village of Caramutan (in Tarlac province, 150 kms north of Manila) by a gunman who made off. He died after being taken to Ramos general hospital.The former chief of his village, Gregorio had worked for the local weekly Dyaryo Banat (Newspaper Attack) since 1997. He wrote articles that were very critical of La Paz mayor Dioisio Manuel and had recently accused him of illegally transforming a rice paddy into a cemetery that was inaugurated the day he was killed. His widow, Gertrudes, said she had asked her husband to stop investigating stories that angered the local authorities. The mayor has denied any involvement in the killing.The Tarlac news media association, which Gregorio belonged to, said his murder was a “spine-chilling message” to the press. Journalist Abel Pablo, who was in the middle of a telephone conversation with Gregorio when he was killed, has challenged the local police authorities to shed light on every aspect of the murder.The provincial police chief has created a special task force to work on the Gregorio murder with the criminal investigations department. Shortly after the shooting, a police officer said it was the work of a contract killer. The task force’s head has suspended La Paz police chief Rodrigo de Guzman, who was known for his hostility towards Gregorio.A police officer announced on 22 July that the police were on the heels of two gangs of killers, but refused to name any suspects. He also said the police were checking out a range of possible motives, including the possibility that the murder was a settling of scores stemming from Gregorio’s extra-marital affairs. Two former mistresses are reportedly among those who have been questioned.In the case of Apolinario “Polly” Pobeda, a radio commentator gunned down near to Lucena (southeast of Manila) on 17 May, two witnesses told the police on 18 June that the were no longer prepared to testify because of pressure on their families. Three suspects have already been arrested. All are linked to the Talaga family, a member of which is Lucena’s mayor.In the case of Edgar Damalerio, a journalist murdered on 13 May 2002 in Pagadian City (on the island of Mindanao), Edgar Amoro and other witnesses, and Damalerio’s family, have reported receiving new death threats from the leading suspect, Guillermo Wapile, a former police officer. Wapile is still at large after escaping from a police camp and has reportedly changed his appearance to avoid being recaptured. Receive email alerts May 3, 2021 Find out more News to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific RSF_en center_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News June 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation July 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to give police more resources to investigate journalist Bonifacio Gregorio’s murder Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Follow the news on Philippines Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Newslast_img read more

Less media freedom than ever in Thailand three years after coup

first_imgNews Yesterday was the third anniversary of the coup that brought the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to power. Its leader, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, promised to restores democratic principles but the number of violations of fundamental freedoms continues to grow by the day. A year and a half after the coup, RSF published a report on the alarming situation in Thailand that was entitled “Media hounded by junta since 2014 coup.” Thailand is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Thai junta’s crackdown on news and information since the military coup three years ago yesterday and urges the international community to take a firmer line with the regime, which has stepped up online censorship and prosecutions of media outlets in recent months. RSF_en Prayut Chan-ocha. photo : Madaree Tohlala / AFP ThailandAsia – Pacific News May 12, 2021 Find out more Defamation prosecutions are often brought against investigative journalists who cover the environment. Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) and four of its employees are accused of defaming a mining company in 2015 and 2016. Another company brought a defamation action against the journalist Pratch Rujivanarom in March over a report about water pollution. August 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation The range of subjects that are liable to be censored has grown steadily since the junta took over, while harassment of journalists, media outlets, bloggers, artists and intellectuals has become systematic. This has been reflected in the closure of more than 400 websites since last October. The prime minister meanwhile ensures that anyone criticizing him or his government is silenced. In particular, RSF asks the Thai authorities to:- Repeal laws and articles that hamper the free flow of information and encourage self-censorship, including the criminal defamation law, the Computer Crimes Act and article 112 of the criminal code.- Free the journalists Somyot Prueksakasemsuk and Somsak Pakdeedech and free all other citizen-journalists, bloggers and cyber-activists who have been imprisoned for lèse-majesté or on other charges linked to their right to inform and express criticism freely.- Stop censoring media outlets, including news websites.- Stop the harassment of news and information providers who have had to flee the country or who reside abroad.- Put a stop to the smear campaigns and intimidation campaigns waged by political groups against certain foreign journalists and news organizations. June 12, 2020 Find out more Student activist Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa was arrested on 2 December 2016 for sharing an unflattering BBC profile of the new king on Facebook. Last week Jatupat was awarded South Korea’s Gwanju Prize for Human Rights. Help by sharing this information Three years of democratic declinecenter_img At the same time, RSF asks the international community to:- Condemn Prayut’s dictatorial government and demand a return to democracy and guarantees for political rights and civil liberties.- Condemn the Thai government’s violations of media freedom and freedom of information and call firmly for an end to the persecution and censorship of news and information providers.- Make international cooperation and assistance conditional on a substantial improvement in respect for freedom of information.- Help Thailand’s media organisations (TJA, TBJA, NBCT and NPC) to be independent and support civil society organizations that defend freedom of expression and information in Thailand such as Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, Media Inside Out, iLaw, Thai Netizen Network and the FCCT. News News Prayut Chan-o- cha: press freedom predator May 23, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Less media freedom than ever in Thailand three years after coup Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years to go further Follow the news on Thailand King Rama IX’s death in October 2016 has made no difference to the use of lèse- majesté charges under article 112 of the criminal code as a weapon of mass deterrence for journalists, bloggers, and online activists. “Thailand’s rulers need to understand that the stability and development they so often cite as their goal for their country requires freedom of information and expression for all Thai citizens,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“Without real freedom of the press and information, all of the Prayut government’s national reconciliation projects are destined to fail. Only acceptance of political pluralism and the free flow of information, no matter how disagreeable it may be to hear, will enable Thailand to emerge from the spiral of political crises and the associated democratic decline.” RSF reiterates its appeal to the Thai government to stop persecuting providers of news and information critical of the authorities. Reinforcement of the already feared Computer Crimes Act in 2016 gave the authorities even more surveillance and censorship powers. Harassment of foreign journalists has also increased in the past three years. In February, BBC correspondent Jonathan Head was charged with criminal defamation and violating the Computer Crimes Act in connection with his coverage of real estate fraud. The vision of the media expressed by the self-proclaimed prime minister, Prayut Chan-ocha, speaks volumes about their plight. He said journalists should “play a major role in supporting the government’s affairs, practically creating the understanding of government’s policies to the public, and reduce the conflicts in the society.” In April, the government banned any online contact or interaction with three prominent critics who had to flee the country several years ago: the journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall and university academics Somsak Jeamteerasakul and Pavin Chachavalpongpun. ThailandAsia – Pacific Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Receive email alertslast_img read more

Ensure Not More Than 20 People Attend Burial/Crematorium Grounds : Karnataka HC Directs State Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesEnsure Not More Than 20 People Attend Burial/Crematorium Grounds : Karnataka HC Directs State Govt. Mustafa Plumber11 Aug 2020 6:52 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to ensure that direction mandating not more than 20 people can attend burial/crematorium grounds is scrupulously followed. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar said “State must take measure to ensure that said clause is implemented in as much as there is a direction issued…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to ensure that direction mandating not more than 20 people can attend burial/crematorium grounds is scrupulously followed. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar said “State must take measure to ensure that said clause is implemented in as much as there is a direction issued under Disaster Management Act, which lays down that not more than 20 people can attend burial/crematorium grounds, violation of directions under the Act, will attract penal provisions.” The bench while hearing a batch of petitions regarding availability of medical facilities for treatment of Covid-19 patients in the state were informed about the revised guidelines issued for management of dead bodies in context of Covid-19. The guidelines state that for medical certification of cause of death it is not mandatory to mention that a person died of Covid-19, unless it was the actual cause of death. In regards to handling of dead bodies of suspected covid-19 patients, it is said that “Dead body of suspected covid-19 death should be handed over to the family members in a dignified manner immediately after collecting swab and should not wait for laboratory results. The guidelines also mentions that hospitals will be handing over a hand out to relatives about do’s and don’ts to be followed while handling the dead bodies till it is cremated or buried. Pourakarmikas safety The court was informed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that a total of 567 pourakarmikas have been tested positive for covid-19. The bench directed BBMP to on the next date clarify whether all 567 cases patients have been hospitalized or put up in Covid care centres. We hope and trust and as per assurance given earlier all of them must be paid their regular salary. The state government also informed the court that it was considering the issue of increasing the insurance cover to pourakarmikas and other sanitation workers from Rs 30 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. Next Storylast_img read more

New report identifies highs and lows of growing old in Ireland

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp The highs and lows of growing old in Ireland are identified in a new report out today.A government survey on positive ageing finds satisfaction with life remains high among older people.However, levels of medication are a worry, and levels of unmet ‘end of life care’ are running at 30 percent.Minister of State for Older People Jim Daly says it’s important we understand how we age so that we can support people to age well, and live independently where possible.Today’s report finds nine out of ten older people are confident they have someone they can rely on with 88% taking part in social activities every week.96% of people over forty with an intellectual disability are involved in weekly social activities, but on the downside 85% are under-active.58% of Irish Travellers over 40 have a chronic disease and almost a third report difficulty dressing or bathing.The Minister says today’s report is an important platform for the voices of older people – and he’s urged all involved to do what they can to make ageing in Ireland a positive experience. New report identifies highs and lows of growing old in Ireland WhatsApp Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Previous articleGovernment not prioritising vulnerable farming sectors – McConalogueNext articlePSNI at road traffic collision in Galliagh with diversions in place News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – June 1, 2019 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Court rules Sandy Hook families can sue gunmaker over rifle used in shooting

first_imgJohn Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Connecticut’s highest court has cleared the way for families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to sue over the marketing of the semiautomatic rifle Adam Lanza used to kill. The families argued that the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the weapon negligently entrusted to civilian consumers an assault rifle that is suitable for use only by military and law enforcement personnel and violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) through the sale or wrongful marketing of the rifle. The lawsuit, which lists Bushmaster Firearms International as the defendant, has already overcome years worth of legal hurdles before finally reaching the key decision on Thursday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Measurements of microbial protection from ultraviolet radiation in polar terrestrial microhabitats

first_imgBiological dosimeters made from a monolayer of Bacillus subtilis spores were used to investigate the penetration of ultraviolet radiation into some widespread terrestrial microbial microhabitats at polar latitudes: at Mars Oasis (72 S) and Rothera Station (67 S) (UK) in the Antarctic (November 2000) and on Devon Island, Canadian High Arctic (75degreesN) (July 2000 and 2001). Layers of soil or dust of greater than or equal to500 pm thickness, particularly in ice-free regions of the Arctic, could reduce UV exposure such that no inactivation of spores could be measured after 3 days. Control spores were killed in 24 h. Spores in artificial cryptoendolithic habitats with similar to1 mm rock covering obtained a reduction of UV radiation-induced inactivation of at least 2 orders of magnitude. Hypolithic spores were protected against any inactivation for at least 4 days. Snow covers of between 5 and 15 cm thickness, depending on age and heterogeneity, attenuated UV radiation by an order of magnitude, although snow cover is seasonal and subject to climatic factors. These dosimetric data demonstrate that, except for microbes on the surface of soil grains, many terrestrial microbial communities are well protected from incident UV radiation by a variety of physical and biological coverings. This is in contrast to data reported for many polar aquatic microbial taxa, and might imply a greater robustness of terrestrial microbial communities against the effects of ozone depletion.last_img read more

Houston Rockets progressing towards trading Victor Oladipo

first_imgMarch 23, 2021 /Sports News – National Houston Rockets progressing towards trading Victor Oladipo FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmatimix/iStockBy Louis Milman, ABC News(HOUSTON) — The Houston Rockets are looking to trade guard Victor Oladipo before Thursday’s trade deadline, ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports.The team is expressing strong confidence that they will execute a deal, signalling that they’re increasingly comfortable with the current offers on the table. Wojnarowski reports that those offers include young players and first-round draft pick combinations that the Rockets find suitable.Oladipo can become a free agent this summer. He is believed to be interested in joining the Miami Heat. Miami, though, has enough salary cap room to sign him as a free agent, making them reluctant to make a premium trade offer.Several teams interested in trading for Oladipo don’t have the salary cap space to sign him, but could use his Bird rights to retain him after making a trade.Some teams may be hesitant to acquire the 28-year-old after a recent injury history, including a ruptured quad in 2019. He has averaged 21.2 points per game with Houston this season, however.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: attack View post tag: Indian View post tag: ‘Nerpa’ Project 971U Schuka-B nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) K-152 Nerpa has been leased to Indian Navy; the handing-over ceremony was held on Jan 23 at Zvezda Shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen (Primorsky Krai), an undisclosed informed source told Interfax.The ceremony was attended by representatives of Rosoboronexport, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Pacific Fleet (PF) command, and India’s diplomatic mission; it started at 10.30 am, local time (3.30 am, Moscow time). At request of the Indian party, press was not allowed to participate in the ceremony, said the interviewee.The submarine obtained the name of INS Chakra and will be controlled by Indian crew during the next 10 years without participation of Russian experts. The contract costs over $900 mln, reminds ITAR-TASS.The acceptance certificate was signed on Dec 30, 2011 in Russian Navy Main HQ. Nerpa was supposed to join Indian Navy in 2008, but an accident happened to the sub during sea trials in Nov 2008; 20 men died then and leasing date was postponed. Later on, it was changed many times due to non-availability of onboard combat systems, reminds Interfax.In Aug 2010, some media agencies reported that Nerpa had already departed for India; however, that information was refuted by Amur Shipyard and Pacific Fleet HQ.Nerpa will be the only nuclear-powered submarine in Indian Navy and be stationed at the Visakhapatnam naval base. Supposedly, the sub would be used as training platform for the crew of Indian-made nuclear submarine INS Arihant.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 24, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa January 24, 2012 View post tag: gets Share this article View post tag: submarine View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more