Episcopales cercanos a los incendios de Idaho toman precauciones

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Aug 22, 2013 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ El incendio de Beaver Creek puede verse en las montañas que dominan la iglesia episcopal Emanuel en Hailey, Idaho. Foto de Michael Mathewson.[Episcopal News Service] En caso de que alguien precisara de alguna prueba adicional de la gravedad de los incendios forestales en torno a Hailey, Ketchum y Sun Valley en Idaho, el número de personas que asiste a la eucaristía dominical en la iglesia episcopal de Santo Tomás [St. Thomas Episcopal Church] en Ketchum, constituía una señal evidente.En tanto la parroquia de esta ciudad balneario recibe normalmente a unos 230 feligreses los domingos durante esta época del año, sólo 60 vinieron a la iglesia el 18 de agosto.“Eso me dice que más de la mitad de nuestra congregación ha sido evacuada o ha decidido irse por causa del humo”, dijo el Rdo. Ken Brannon, rector de Santo Tomás, a Episcopal News Service,  en una entrevista telefónica el 19 de agosto.Brannon dijo que el oficio del 18 de agosto fue diferente debido al pequeño número de personas que asistió y al hecho de que no hubo música porque no estaba claro si el director musical podría estar “y a que muchos en el coro habían sido evacuados”.“Seguía siendo la liturgia —era lo que siempre hacemos—, pero hubo muchísimo más espacio para el silencio y el tipo de oración espontánea en la Oración de los Fieles”, explicó.Brannon, quien dijo que Santo Tomás con frecuencia funciona como “la iglesia del pueblo” en Ketchum, añadió que él escribió su sermón teniendo en mente a toda la comunidad, no sólo a los miembros de la parroquia.“Cuando a principios de semana vi el versículo con que comenzaba el evangelio no estaba seguro si reír o llorar”, comenzó por decir. “Lucas escribe: ‘Jesús dijo… “Yo he venido a prender fuego en el mundo; ¡y cómo quisiera que ya estuviera ardiendo!”’.“Bien, Jesús”, dijo Brannon riéndose. “Ya hemos tenido bastante fuego para una semana”.Brannon le dijo a [la congregación de] Ketchum que “no somos una Iglesia que cree que Dios envía los desastres naturales para castigar a la gente” ni que “si oramos intensamente, los vientos cambiarán de rumbo o vendrá la lluvia o los bomberos se volverán sobrehumanos”.Un avión tanque DC10 lanza líquido retardador de fuego sobre el incendio forestal de Beaver Creek en Greenhorn Gulch. Foto del Equipo #1 del Control Nacional de Incidentes de la Gran Cuenca.“No somos una Iglesia que espera que Dios altere la naturaleza”, agregó. “Somos una Iglesia que cree que Dios nos altera para que podamos hacerle frente a cualquier cosa que la naturaleza nos presente”.El audio del sermón de Brannon puede escucharse aquí.Aunque algunos avisos de pre-evacuación se suspendieron el 20 de agosto, incluida la parte de Ketchum donde está Brannon, siguen vigentes en otras partes de la ciudad. Las personas que viven al norte y al sur de Ketchum continúan sujetas a una orden de evacuación forzosa, informó él en un correo electrónico a ENS.Él y muchos de la congregación tienen un equipaje de emergencia listo en caso de que les ordenen salir.“Eso es en gran medida un ejercicio espiritual”, afirmó. “Creo que, en algún momento, todo el mundo debería tener que empacar como si fuera a dejar su casa para no volver. Una de las más fascinantes discusiones en la iglesia es lo que empacarías y por qué y lo que ello significa para ti”.Son esas órdenes obligatorias, y el temor a que todos los residentes de estos tres pueblos pudieran recibir tales órdenes, lo que dio lugar a que la Diócesis of Idaho hiciera un llamado el 19 de agosto a potenciales voluntarios que les abrieran sus hogares a los evacuados.“Hay incertidumbre respecto a cuán grande será esta necesidad, o por cuánto tiempo las personas necesitarán ayuda, pero querríamos estar preparados en caso de que la situación cambie súbitamente”, dijo la diócesis en un correo electrónico enviado a todos sus miembros poco antes del mediodía, hora local.El gobernador de Idaho, Clement Leroy Otter (“Butch” ) recibe un informe sobre el incendio de Beaver Creek del jefe del Comando de Incidentes Beth Lund (de espaldas a la Cámara). El incendio forestal de Beaver Creek es ahora mismo la primera prioridad de este tipo de incidentes en Estados Unidos. Foto del Equipo #1 del Control Nacional de Incidentes de la Gran Cuenca.El mensaje electrónico hacía notar que según las evacuaciones forzosas aumentaban, los hoteles entre Boise, Idaho, y Salt Lake City, Utah, —una distancia de 547 kilómetros—estaban llenos o en vías de llenarse rápidamente. La petición [de la diócesis] venía acompañada con un enlace a una página en la que los voluntarios podían inscribirse e indicar cuántos adultos y niños podían recibir y si podían darle cabida a mascotas y a personas con problemas médicos. La página de inscripción también le pregunta a los voluntarios que indiquen si han recibido el curso de adiestramiento Salvaguardar a los Hijos de Dios [Safeguarding God’s Children] que brinda la Iglesia.La Rda. Lucinda Ashby, canóniga del ordinario en la Diócesis de Idaho, dijo que el sistema de inscripción de voluntarios le permite a los rectores de las parroquias afectadas enviar a personas evacuadas mediante una sola llamada telefónica. “Los evacuados pueden ser recibidos y atendidos por personas que los esperan y los pueden llamar por sus nombres”, dijo ella el 19 de agosto en un correo electrónico a ENS. “La respuesta y la hospitalidad ofrecida por personas de toda la diócesis fue inmediata. La gente quiere ser útil, y quisimos encontrar un medio de hacer que ese deseo de ser útil resultara efectivo”.Cerca de 1.800 bomberos y otro personal de todos los Estados Unidos están combatiendo lo que se llama el incendio de Beaver Creek, que comenzó debido a una descarga eléctrica el 7 de agosto. El incendio abarca alrededor de 42.000 hectáreas en una zona del Bosque Nacional de Sawtooth que un parte actualizado define como “terreno de riesgo”. El Equipo Nacional No. 1 de Control de Incidentes  de la Gran Cuenca asumió el mando de la operación el 11 de agosto y el incendio se reporta ahora mismo como la primera prioridad en el país. Combatir el fuego ha costado $11,6 millones hasta el momento, según el último parte del Centro Nacional Interinstitucional de la Lucha contra Incendios.Dos helicópteros de tipo I cargan agua de un estanque cerca de Greenhorn Gulch Road para verterla sobre el incendio de Beaver Creek. Foto del Equipo #1 del Control Nacional de Incidentes de la Gran Cuenca.Los bomberos hicieron progresos sobre las llamas el 19 de agosto —dando lugar, en consecuencia, a la suspensión de algunas disposiciones obligatorias y de pre-evacuación. Sin embargo, los meteorólogos especializados en incendios forestales tenían buenas y malas noticias en su último pronóstico. La zona experimentaría temperaturas más bajas e índices de humedad más altos el 20 de agosto, lo cual tendería a disminuir los incendios. Pero había una posibilidad de tormentas eléctricas más tarde en el día y el 21 de agosto, lo cual “puede producir vientos erráticos y con ráfagas, que pueden exacerbar el incendio”. Y, si bien la lluvia ayudará a los bomberos, demasiada lluvia podría causar excesivo flujo de agua desde las zonas quemadas e inundaciones.“En lo que ahora mismo respecta, todos los feligreses están a salvo y conocemos su paradero, y por eso nos sentimos en extremo agradecidos”,  dijo Ashby a ENS.El Rdo. Shawn Carty, rector de la iglesia episcopal Emanuel [Emmanuel Episcopal Church] en Hailey, le dijo a ENS en un correo electrónico que los miembros de unas 12 familias de la parroquia han sido evacuados de sus casas, otros se han ido por precaución y algunos han podido regresar a sus hogares.Ashby contó que Carty le había dicho que algunos residentes de Hailey que viven en zonas de barrancos y al oeste de Wood River Valley estaban sujetos a evacuación forzosa y muchos tuvieron que salir en medio de la noche.“Todo el mundo en el valle está haciendo lo más que puede para lidiar con el espeso humo y la ansiedad e incertidumbre de la situación”, dijo Carty.Los miembros de Emanuel están conectados con la comunidad local y la mayoría tienen profundas raíces en la zona, según Ashby.“Varios feligreses han trabajado con el Departamento de Silvicultura, y tienden a ver el incendio como parte de una progresión natural, en el ciclo natural de la zona”, dijo ella.Carty le dijo a Ashby que observar el gigantesco avance del incendio el 16 de agosto era “como estar en medio de una zona de guerra”.Esa noche, la congregación de Emanuel celebró un oficio de oración en su histórico edificio.“Nos sentimos abrumados por el número de personas que ofrecen ayuda y que nos llevan en sus oraciones”, dijo Carty, incluida la campaña diocesana de acogida.“Sabemos que no estamos solos en esta situación. Con frecuencia hemos dicho que en la Iglesia no hay ‘seis grados de separación’, sino más bien dos —las conexiones que Dios hace entre nosotros son mucho más cercanas”, afirmó. “Tantas personas de todo el país nos han enviado correos o nos han llamado para hacernos saber que  están pensando en nosotros y orando por nosotros, que no tenemos palabras para agradecerlo”.Brannon se hizo eco de los sentimientos de Carty, añadiendo que “seguimos sorprendiéndonos de lo que los bomberos son capaces”.“Dios tiene una oportunidad de revelarse en todas las situaciones y veremos cómo Dios se han revelado en medio de este evento”, agrego. “Estamos ocupados y activos siendo la Iglesia en medio de esta emergencia”.– La Rda. 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Journalist arrested after interviewing Siberian autonomy advocate

first_imgNews Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on Russia Authorities say he must do jail time for insulting a governor in blog posts in 2011 News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation center_img Help by sharing this information News Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders condemns Siberian journalist and blogger Dmitry Shipilov (Дмитрий Шипилов)’s detention since 10 September, when he was arrested near Moscow just hours after a newspaper published an interview by him with a champion of Siberian autonomy.Officially, Shipilov was arrested to serve a jail sentence in a case dating back to 2012, but everything suggests that his detention was politically motivated and was prompted by the interview.Shipilov covers the Siberian region of Kemerovo for the Novy Kuzbass newspaper and is known for criticizing the local authorities. He was arrested as he got off a train at Chkalovskaya station just outside Moscow.After saying nothing for 24 hours, the authorities said Shipilov was arrested for failing to serve a three-month jail sentence for “insulting a government servant in the course of his work.” The initial sentence, passed in April 2012, was 11 months retention of salary but a judge in Yurga, in the Kemerova region, changed it to jail time in February 2013 after discovering that Shipilov had left Kemerova before the sentence could be enforced.Shipilov’s colleagues point out that his arrest came immediately after Novy Kuzbass published his interview with Artyom Loskutov, an artist and leader of a planned “March for Siberia’s federalization” last month. By “federalization,” the march’s organizers meant regional autonomy and more local control of Siberia’s petroleum earnings. The use of the term alludes ironically to Moscow’s call for Ukraine’s “federalization.”The authorities not only prevented the march from going ahead but have also been suppressing all references to it in the media and online. On the basis of recent legislative amendments criminalizing “promoting unauthorized demonstrations” in the same way that “extremism” already is, around 20 news websites received orders in July to delete any mention of the march.At the same time, access to other websites and certain pages on Facebook and the Russian social network Vkontakte have been blocked. Curiously, it was officers from the police department responsible for combatting extremism that arrested Shipilov.“Jailing a journalist for ‘insulting a government servant’ constitutes an unacceptable act of intimidation towards the entire media profession,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Russia is party to the European Court of Human Rights, which has said that any punishment for a media offence must be strictly ‘necessary’ and ‘proportionate’ and that public officials must be more tolerant of criticism than ordinary citizens. The flouting of these principles reinforces the impression that Shipilov is the victim of government hysteria about the ‘March for Siberia’s federalization’.”The “government servant” Shipilov was deemed to have insulted under article 319 of the Russian criminal code in two blog posts in 2011 was Kemerovo governor Aman Tuleyev. It was because he feared further reprisals, including trumped-up charges, that Shipilov moved from Kemerovo to Moscow two years ago. He is now due to be transferred back to the Kemerovo region to serve the jail sentence.Eduard Rudyk, a human rights defender who has visited Shipilov in detention, fears that Shipilov could end up being held for more than three months. The governor filed an additional complaint accusing him of “apologizing” ironically after his conviction, using the same insulting terms. After serving the current sentence, he could be placed in pre-trial detention pending a ruling on the second complaint.Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.———————————Российские власти продолжают репрессии против сибирского журналистаРепортеры без границ осуждают задержание сибирского журналиста и блогера Дмитрия Шипилова 10 сентября 2014 года в Московском регионе. Его арест, официально связанный с назначенным в 2012 году наказанием, указывает на то, что это решение политически мотивировано и вызвано недавними публикациями журналиста.Блогер и обозреватель газеты «Новый Кузбасс» из Кемеровского региона (западная Сибирь) Дмитрий Шипилов известен своей резкой критикой в адрес местных властей. Он был арестован 10 сентября 2014 года на станции Чкаловская в Московском регионе. После того, как о нем ничего не было известно почти сутки, правоохранительные органы объяснили, что журналист отказался отбывать наказание, назначенное ему в апреле 2012 года, за «оскорбление представителя власти при исполнении им своих должностных обязанностей»: одиннадцать месяцев исправительных работ с удержанием из заработной платы. В феврале 2013 года, cудья г. Юрги Кемеровской области заменил это наказание на три месяца лишения свободы.Однако близкие журналиста заявляют, что Дмитрий Шипилов был задержан сразу после публикации интервью с Артемом Лоскутовым, артистом и лидером «Марша за федерализацию Сибири», акцией, запущенной летом 2014 год, за которой пристально следят власти. Это движение возникло на фоне оказания официальной поддержки российских властей «федерализации» Украины с целью требования большей автономии для Сибири и, в частности, более справедливого распределения средств от продажи нефти. Несмотря на то, что выступления движения были достаточно сдержанными и носили, в основном, юмористический характер, их сразу пресекли и расценили как преступление: на основании последних поправок, которые приравнивают «прызывы к участию в несогласованных акциях» к «экстремизму», более двадцати информационных сайтов в конце июля получили команду удалить материалы, посвященные движению. Ряд сайтов было заблокировано наряду с многочисленными страницами в социальных сетях Facebook и Вконтакте. Как не странно Дмитрия Шипилова задержали представители управления правоохранительных органов по борьбе с экстремизмом. «Наказание за ‘оскорбление представителя власти’ в виде лишения свободы – это недопустимое запугивание всей профессии журналистов», – заявил руководитель отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии Репортеров без границ Йоханн Бир. «Россия является членом Европейского суда по правам человека, который настойчиво заявляет, что любое наказание за правонарушение в сфере прессы должно быть сугубо ‘оправданным’ и ‘пропорциональным’, а представители властей должны проявлять большую терпимость по отношению к критике со стороны простых граждан. Несоблюдение этих принципов лишний раз подтверждает то, что Дмитрий Шипилов стал жертвой истерических репрессий власти в отношении ‘Марша за федерализацию Сибири’».В апреле 2012 года журналист получил наказание за «оскорбление» губернатора Кемеровского региона Амана Тулеева в двух публикациях на своем блоге в 2011 году на основании статьи 319 уголовного кодекса РФ. Опасаясь других репрессий, как например возбуждение сфабрикованных дел по более серьезным статьям, обозреватель переехал из Кемерово в Москву. Теперь его переведут обратно в Кемеровскую область, где он будет отбывать наказание в тюрьме. Эдуард Рудык, посетивший его правозащитник, опасается, что задержанный проведет в тюрьме больше времени: губернатор подал еще одну жалобу на журналиста за иронические «извинения», принесенные после вынесения наказания. Его могут поместить в СИЗО до принятия решения по этому делу. Россия занимает 148-оe место из 180 стран во Всемирном рейтинге свободы прессы 2014 года Репортеров без границ. 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People, Places and Things Eyeing Broadway Transfer

first_img View Comments In recent years Curious Incident and War Horse bowed at the U.K.’s National Theatre before landing in the West End followed by Broadway, and now it looks like People, Places and Things will tread the same path. Duncan Macmillan’s new play, which started out at the NT’s Dorfman Theatre and is currently running at the Wyndham’s Theatre through June 18, is eyeing a Main Stem bow. Denise Gough, who recently won an Olivier for her performance in the show, told the Daily Mail: “I think New Yorkers would really go for it.”Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the cast also includes Jacob James Beswick, Nari Blair-Mangat, Alistair Cope, Jacqui Dubois, Charlotte Gascoyne, Sally George, Kevin McMonagle, Nathaniel Martello-White, Barbara Marten, David Rubin and Laura Woodward.The production features sets by Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Tom Gibbons, video by Andrzej Goulding and music by Matthew Herbert.   Denise Gough in ‘People, Places and Things'(Photo: Johan Persson)last_img read more

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‘We will not stop’: 2nd Endicott man convicted of selling drugs within days

first_imgIn a statement sent to 12 News, Broome County District Attorney Michael A. Korchak says his office will “not stop aggressively prosecuting those selling drugs” in the community regarding Johnson’s conviction. Johnson was arrested by the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force in October 2018 and indicted by a grand jury in April 2019. His sentencing is scheduled for June 1, 2020. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — An Endicott man has been found guilty of possessing crack cocaine with the intent to sell it in Broome County Court Wednesday. On Feb. 24, another Endicott man was convicted of possessing drugs with the intention to sell them. 41-year-old Davon M. Johnson of Endicott has been convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, a class B felony, and the misdemeanor of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree.last_img read more

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‘Everybody’s job is in jeopardy’: Syracuse’s struggles continue against Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2019 at 10:51 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Clayton Welch ran a lot on Friday night. He ran because Syracuse needed a spark, and his quarterback keepers jump started a drive. He ran because Taj Harris was in the end zone some 94-yards away and needed someone to celebrate a touchdown with. He ran because the pass rush was closing in. And that’s when he stopped.Welch had nowhere to hide. The white jerseys of Pittsburgh defenders were seeping into the backfield once more and there was no escaping that mess. “They brought the house on Tommy,” Welch said. “They brought the house on the me. I don’t think they changed much.”Syracuse fell to Pittsburgh (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) in the Carrier Dome, 27-20, allowing nine sacks in the process. It’s the most sacks allowed by the Orange since a 2013 matchup with Clemson and puts SU two sacks behind its season total in 2018 through seven games. Syracuse (3-4, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) clawed for 328 yards, including Welch’s 94-yard heave. The offense finished 5-of-18 on third down. “Right now everybody’s job is in jeopardy,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “We’re going to go through the tape and if guys haven’t done the type of job they need to do then we need to start getting some other guys in there. It’s not fair to keep playing the same guys if the results don’t change…the other guys have to be good too. It’s not intramurals.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMax Freund | Staff PhotographerSyracuse entered this game at 3-3, stuck between a team that’s shown glimpses of hope on the defensive side of the ball while playing paralyzingly bad on offense. The Orange, perhaps more than it needed a win, needed to show life. Could the offensive line keep the quarterback upright? Could the offense finally move the ball consistently? Against Pittsburgh, the Orange offense flatlined with a few brief jumps in the cardiac monitor. Syracuse’s first two drives ended in sacks and the third should’ve ended on a quarterback hurry, had Pitt not dropped the ensuing punt. The pressure, as it had a week ago against NC State, came from blitzes all over the pocket. DeVito didn’t have room to maneuver, often shifting past the first rusher only to find a second defender looming elsewhere. When the offense needed a spark, it turned to Welch and designed quarterback runs. His first scamper — a fake jet sweep that he kept up the middle — went for 26 yards on third down. His next went for 18 and another third down conversion. Then, the collapsing pocket found Welch, too, leaving him 8-of-20 for 176 yards and two touchdowns at the game’s end. In the third quarter, the hits had piled up on DeVito, who entered the game as he had the week before, with additional padding over his ribs. On his final play of the game in the third quarter, DeVito once again tried to avoid the rush. He ran three yards past the line of scrimmage before his lowered shoulder collided with Pittsburgh defensive back Paris Ford’s lowered shoulder. The ball popped loose. DeVito lay motionless on the turf. He slowly rose up without the help of trainers and jogged off the field where he was eventually evaluated in the medical tent. DeVito was cleared to come back in the game medically, Babers said. But Babers didn’t want to see DeVito hit anymore. “You’ve done enough for this one,” he said to DeVito. A third down heave from inside the Syracuse end zone provided the games’ lone spark. Welch, with a defender running unblocked at him, slung a deep pass to Harris for a 94-yard touchdown. The next drive ended with a quarterback hurry and an incompletion. Syracuse just wasn’t opportunistic. With a trick play looming — a handoff to a tight end Aaron Hackett — Syracuse was called for a false start. Then, another sack set the Orange back and a drive headlined by three penalties in the Pitt secondary ended in a missed field goal.“We’ve been close but we need to clean up stuff,” guard Evan Adams said. “Me myself, I had false start today. That’s inches that we could’ve used.”Max Freund | Staff PhotographerThe mishaps came on defense, too. A personal foul call extended a Pittsburgh drive into field goal range and the Panthers capitalized. The Orange made contact with running back A.J. Davis ahead of the final third down carry but couldn’t get him to fall. The first down all but ended Syracuse’s game. “We need to regroup,” Babers said. “We need to go back and we really need to check ourselves. And we will do that as a family. Then we will come out and try to do a lot better than what we’ve been doing.”Last week, it was a double pass that gave an otherwise stagnant opposing offense life. This week, it was a triple pass. Last week, Syracuse turned to the wildcat offense and direct snaps to running back Abdul Adams. This week, SU elicited similar duties to backup quarterback Welch. Last week, Syracuse scrambled back to nearly salvage a dismal offensive outing at North Carolina State. This week, it was nearly identical, if not worse.And so the Orange left the field losers by one score for the second week in a row, though the issues loom deeper. Like a disease, the symptoms are repetitive. They’re worsening. If the Orange are to turnaround their slipping season, they need an antidote.center_img Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgBILL NEAL:10—DO – NOT – BE – CONCERNED dear ones about the Pirates getting slapped around by the Milwaukee Brewers.They’ve been slapping everybody around, including Boston and Philadelphia, on what has become a seven game winning streak.  And this early in the season.  That’s impressive.  That, plus the Brewers always give us trouble.:09—Okay, as you know, I am not that smart when it comes to numbers, but here’s this, the Browns signed their two time Pro-Bowl center, Alex Mack, to a league high $42 million.  The Steelers’ Maukice Pouncey made his first three Pro Bowls…alright then, you do the math!:08—Man, this is sad news.  Former Atlanta Hawk shooting star Lou “Sweet Lou” Hudson died at age 69 in Atlanta where he was hospitalized following a stroke.  Hudson averaged 20 points a game in 13 NBA seasons.  I had the great pleasure of meeting and sharing a few meals with Mr. Hudson during the shooting of the legendary film “The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh.”  Yeah, I was in the movie, now shut up!last_img read more

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Tips for Preventing School Lunch Waste

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County Solid WasteSchools throw away a lot of stuff, and a lot of that stuff is food.  In fact, 65% by weight of a typical school’s garbage is uneaten food. As coordinator of Thurston County’s Food to Flowers program, I help schools set up systems to prevent, reuse, recycle, and compost their waste. It always amazes me to see so much food that kids bring from home go uneaten. This includes whole sandwiches, full yogurt cups, and lots of untouched fruit and vegetables that end up in the trash can or the compost bin.All of this uneaten school food is part of a larger problem. The National Resource Defense Council estimates we waste 40% of all edible food in the U.S. This means the average U.S. household spends $1,350 to $2,275 a year on uneaten food. And that doesn’t include all of the water and energy used to produce food that gets landfilled or composted.As a new school year begins, here are some tips to help your family reduce lunch waste, conserve resources, and save money.• Pack it in, pack it out. When your kids bring lunch from home, ask them to bring home any food they didn’t eat. Looking at leftover lunch items is a great way to gain insight into your kids’ preferences and the right portion size. You may even be able to recover some of the uneaten food for future meals.• Let’s do lunch. Involve your kids in packing lunch the night before. Kids are more likely to eat a meal that they’ve helped prepare.• Learn what they like. Make a list of foods that your kids like to eat for lunch and update it often. You may find a simple change like switching to a different apple variety will help your kids eat the apples in their lunch boxes more regularly.• Eat ‘em again. Consider packing last night’s leftovers into today’s lunch, especially if it was popular the night before. You can even dress it up with an added ingredient or two.• Cut up fruits and vegetables. If you pack a whole banana or peach, kids are more likely to throw away what they don’t eat. Packing sliced fruits and vegetables is a great way to control portions, and lets your child easily save leftover pieces for later.• Make a deal. Before offering your kids an after-school snack, request that they finish uneaten items from their lunches.• Don’t forget the packaging. While you look for ways to cut down on food waste, consider also reducing the amount of packaging you send in your child’s lunch. Use reusable containers instead of disposable bags, and avoid single-serving packaged food items.Click here for more great waste-free lunch tips.For more information about the Food to Flowers program, click here  or contact Peter Guttchen at (360) 867-2283 or [email protected]wa.us. Facebook6Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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South African invests R7bn in ports, ocean economy

first_img9 March 2016Transnet National Ports Authority has allocated R7-billion to build new port facilities to grow South Africa’s ocean economy.Already, 200 jobs had been created in new port facilities. Over the last 12 months, existing ports had been refurbished and maintained, the Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Development cluster said yesterday.The cluster held a media briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday, 8 March, which was chaired by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. The cluster said work to grow the ocean economy was gaining momentum.Oil and gas hubs“Through the public-private partnership to establish Saldanha Bay as an oil and gas hub, an investment of R9.2-billion has been realised, which will be utilised over the next five years,” Nkwinti explained.“With 14 licences issued for oil and gas exploration, drilling of two exploration wells for potential oil and gas finds will take place along the South African coast. The investment in gas infrastructure has commenced and will contribute to energy security.”Work on the offshore supply base has started, which will lead to Saldanha Bay attracting oil rigs for maintenance and repair. This will create secondary job opportunities for surrounding communities.Boatbuilding infrastructureThe boat-building sector had been revitalised, according to the cluster, leading to 500 direct jobs and 3 000 indirect jobs.The Port of Durban in #SouthAfrica is Sub-Saharan #Africa‘s largest port. Credit: CNN http://t.co/oP5oVi3dCA pic.twitter.com/K5FBcu0jQq— African Biz Central (@AfriBizCentral) June 21, 2015Nkwinti clarified that “an amount of R353-million over the next three years has already been unlocked in the ports of Durban and Cape Town for boat-building infrastructure through incentives provided by government.“Further investments in boat building – catamaran production, workboat ferries for the navy, two offshore mining vessels and tugboats for the ports authority – and a fuel storage facility amount to approximately R3.6-billion.”Transnet National Ports Authority to spend R800m on security upgrades, starting in Durban https://t.co/CKfxCiS1vu pic.twitter.com/FT1kRlX4dF— BDlive (@BDliveSA) February 16, 2016Port rehabilitation and maintenanceFor the 2016/17 financial year, R80-million has been allocated for the rehabilitation and maintenance of proclaimed harbours in Gansbaai, Saldanha Bay, Struisbaai, Gordons Bay and Lamberts Bay, as well the establishment of three new harbours in Boegoebaai in Northern Cape, Port St Johns in Eastern Cape and Hibberdene in KwaZulu-Natal. This will provide opportunities for local and rural economic development.AquacultureThe aquaculture sector has unlocked investments of more than R400-million across 10 aquaculture farms, which are already in production.In Hamburg, in Eastern Cape, the first harvest of dusky kob (kabeljou) has been realised, where the Siyazama Aquaculture Co-operative has sold its first harvest of the fish to the Cape Town Fish Market at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.The cluster said the expansion of aquaculture projects to inland and other coastal areas in support of SMMEs will create 3 200 jobs and contribute R500- million to the gross domestic product over the next year.The first two bulk carrier vessels have been registered in Port Elizabeth, and a third tanker in Cape Town, providing opportunities for South African cadets (trainees) boarding these vessels.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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FreeTress Equal Freetress Equal Brazilian Natural Lace Deep Invisible Part Wig LACE MIZZY, Gorgeous!!

first_img Posted on May 21, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories WigsTags FreeTress Equal Can’t compliment freetress wigs enough. I’ve purchased quite a few and no one has ever questioned that it isn’t my real hair. Great style and volume and can be styled up to heat of 200°c very affordable also. I love these wigs i always get people saying oh your hair looks fab. The hair texture is actually like ‘yaki’ so looks like well pressed relaxed hair so less wiggy. Prompt delivery, paid 50p extra for quick delivery and it came the next day. This is the second wig i have brought from this seller and will defo not be the last. Love this brand of synthetic wigs and love how easy they are to buy in the uk now. Check out you tube to see this wig in action, i do believe the picture on the box really does not show it properly. The cut and style looks strange but in reality it is like a perfect new weave with out the cost and hassle. Key specs for Freetress Equal Brazilian Natural Lace Deep Invisible Part Wig LACE MIZZY (SOH995130):Lace Deep Invisible PartCare and Styling Instructions IncludedType: Synthetic Hair WigComments from buyers“Love, love love! , Gorgeous!! , Wow amazing hair amazing colour. “ This wig is lovely beautiful colour thick and lustre i put heated rollers in and left for a few days it looks amazing good quality. Gorgeous wig 😍😍😍😍. This is the hair i’ve always wished i was born with. Loli wear a wig daily due to hair loss thru meds and this is my favourite one to wear when i’m going out somewhere special – it is very long and the curls are ‘just’ perfect enough to be realistic5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. This wig is clearly designed for darker skin ladies, so as a pale white woman, the very black roots didn’t look fantastic on me. Other than that the wig is pretty good. I absolutely love this hair. The colour was a first for me i was nervous but it was gorgeous. When i bought this wig it was on sale for about £10 down from £35plus so i bought 3. It was totally worth it i have been rocking this wig this autumn and the colour is just perfect. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-21 15:24:29Reviewed Item Freetress Equal Brazilian Natural Lace Deep Invisible Part Wig LACE MIZZY (SOH995130)Rating 4.5 / 5  stars, based on  10  reviewslast_img read more

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How Editor Paul Machliss Cut Baby Driver in Real Time on Location

first_imgDive into the real time production and post-production workflow of this tightly synced film.Top image via Paul Machliss / Avid.Editor Paul Machliss, ACE has cut some of the most ambitious film and television projects. Most recently, he cut the hit musical thriller Baby Driver.Image via TJ Maher.My brother and I were fortunate enough to stumble upon Machliss’s presentation at NAB 2017 at the Avid booth. He discussed Baby Driver being the most difficult edit he’s ever had to manage. He also talked about his previous experiences working with director Edgar Wright on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End, and Spaced. You may also recognize his comedic editing style from other television series, like The IT Crowd.Cutting Baby Driver on SetThere’s a very good chance you’ve already heard plenty about Baby Driver and the film’s rave reviews. If not, here’s a look at the trailer.The film follows the story of a getaway driver, Baby. The main thing to note is that Baby has tinnitus, and to cancel out the hum in his ears, he is constantly listening to music. Thus the birth of an action film set to the soundtrack of the main character’s collection of iPods and mixtapes.That means the film is constantly set to the music, and much of the action unfolds to musical cues. In Paul Machliss’s presentation, he immediately came out and said “that [Baby Driver] was the hardest job I’ve ever worked as an editor.”Image via Working Title Films.While describing the film, he mentioned that Baby’s “life becomes regimented by music. That, he always seems to have the right track for the right mood.”The music “helps set everything up . . . We had to clear all the tracks first, because we only knew these scenes would only work with these songs. And of course the beauty of it, all the music is commercial . . . It’s commercial music roughly over a 40 year period.”Image via Working Title Films.As for the choreographed musical style of the film, Machliss is quick to comment that Wright had a very distinct vision that didn’t wait for audio cues; action would naturally fall to the beat: “I wouldn’t say it’s a musical, it’s a film full of music. But the integration of the two is quite unique.”The goal was “not make it feel like a musical where everything is heavily choreographed. We didn’t want you to notice that someone puts a bottle down on a chair. It may happen to be on the beat, but we don’t want you to think we are waiting for that moment.”Image via Paul Machliss / Avid.The distance between production and post-production on the film was seemingly non-existent: “Baby Driver is probably the ultimate expression of the way Edgar and I work together. Built from some reshoots we did on Scott Pilgrim, then to The World’s End we put together a lot of the action scenes together with me on set. To this film, where actually Edgar saying ‘Yeah, you know I think I might want you out there everyday’ basically…”For the film to work just right, Machliss had to be on set editing to verify that the timing of each shot was perfect: “To make it work you had to sort of be there at the moment of creation . . . I was there every day of every moment of every take. Edgar would do a take and yell ‘Cut!’ and then from the other side of the set go ‘How was that Paul?’ . . . and sort of wait until you went . . . ‘Yes it’s good.’ Then he felt he could move on. The advantage, of course being, we knew that six months down the line we weren’t gonna go ‘Ugh, we missed a trick here,’ ‘This didn’t work.’”Image via Paul Machliss / Avid.To keep up with the production, Machliss had to be mobile and fast. He managed to put together an editing cart, pictured above: “This was the edit cart, basically, which was loaned to me by the sound department when we very quickly learned that I had to be absolutely mobile.”The cart is pretty bare bones — a MacBook Pro, some external hard drives, “[Avid] Media Composer with an A-grade monitor which doubled either as a second screen for Media Composer, or as a full screen in its own right when Edgar wanted to come over and say ‘How does that look?’” Also, take note of the keyboard in the picture above. You’ll see it again once production wraps.If you look at the monitor on the cart, you’ll notice the film’s storyboards embedded in the edit. That’s because nearly every sequence underwent meticulous calculation in pre-production to properly sync the action and music. As Machliss recalled, “I had the storyboards running on a lower video layer, because . . . it’s very important to realize in things like this, you can’t do a shot that slightly runs over. Normally you go, ‘Oh, ok, the shot’s about a second longer,’ but when you start to put it together and you start to realize ‘Oh I’m now two and a half seconds out from the music track’ that becomes a problem.”Image via Paul Machliss / Avid.Since this film’s protagonist is a getaway driver, that meant Machliss would have to take his editing bay on the road: “Roadside editing, you know, this is anywhere, anytime basically. This was for a climactic chase sequence, and you could literally wheel it out of the main truck and be ready for Edgar in minutes.”In a unique setup, Machliss also found himself riding on the back of a process trailer editing the car conversations being shot behind him.Images via Paul Machliss / Avid.“Edgar said, ‘We’re filming on the road, I’d like you to be with me editing as we’re filming’ . . . So basically, we lashed up to an apple crate . . . and on this particular day, this is how it worked.”Image via Paul Machliss / Avid.“This was editing quite literally on the fly. Edgar sitting next to me yelling ‘Cut,’ I could immediately grab the shot from video assist, and we’d put this little sequence together exactly in this manner.”By the end of production, Machliss’s gear was worn by the elements. Remember the keyboard?Image via Paul Machliss / Avid.“This was the keyboard after we had taken it out on location after 15 weeks. Once we wrapped on this . . . I took it home . . . and framed it. It’s on the wall, retired. It’s the keyboard that did Baby Driver and nothing else.”You can watch Paul Machliss’s entire presentation on Avid’s website.Edit in the Style of Edgar Wright FilmsWant to follow in Paul Machliss’s steps and cut your own Edgar Wright-style films? Check out these video tutorials.Create Audio Swell TransitionsThis tutorial will show you how to manipulate SFX to build anticipation for the next shot. You can read more about the technique in this article from RocketStock.Create Custom Swipe Transitions in Premiere ProMuch like the transitions used in Scott Pilgrim and Hot Fuzz, you can easily create custom swipe transitions in Premiere Pro with some simple masking and keyframes. You can read more about the process here.Visual Comedy in the Style of Edgar WrightThis classic Every Film a Painting episode dissects Edgar Wright’s knack for visual comedy. A great video essay to help inspire better storytelling through editing tricks and transitions.Cut on Avid Media Composer FirstReally want to edit like Paul Machliss? You now have access to a free copy of Avid with Media Composer First. You can read more about the program in our review. Download it and take it for a spin.Have you ever edited in real time? 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