Exciting new-look France team for Autumn Nations Cup

first_img England hold all the aces for this round… Autumn Nations Cup Wales v England preview Autumn Nations Cup France v Italy Preview Some… Collapse Autumn Nations Cup Wales v England preview Exciting new-look France team for Autumn Nations CupFrance v Italy, 8.10pm, Saturday 28 November, Paris, Live on Amazon Prime & Premier SportsThe FFR had an agreement with the Top 14 clubs that players would be available for only three games in this thrown-together autumn campaign, meaning that Fabien Galthie has had to change nearly his entire squad for this weekend’s meeting against Italy.While for some France squads of the past, this curveball could have thrown the side into disarray, something feels different about this group.Galthie will be sure to recognise the importance of depth if his side are to win a World Cup – and after a calendar year in which his starting XV has barely changed, this could be the chance for others to come through. Exciting new-look France team for Autumn Nations Cup and other Test talking pointsLast week’s Autumn Nations Cup games weren’t all classics, but the same can’t be said for other rugby around the globe, with Argentina and Australia playing out a tense draw and England Women beating France in a last-minute thriller.By the law of averages – maths graduates look away – this weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup matches should be belters. We’ll see a confident England visit a Welsh side with their backs to the wall, an exciting new-look France team chock-full of talent, and everybody’s new second-favourite team, Argentina, attempting to repeat their dismantling of the All Blacks.With three Internationals on Saturday and an Irish curtain call on Sunday, all sprinkled liberally with some domestic action, what points do you need to know as you stay rooted to your sofa?Can Argentina do it again? Argentina v New Zealand, 8.45am, Saturday 28 November, Newcastle, Live on Sky SportsMario Ledesma would be a great card player. I’m sure he already is. The only time he’s ever been seen to smile was when the Pumas beat the All Blacks two weeks ago – he must have the best poker face south of the equator.He’s shuffled his deck against the All Blacks this weekend, making a very bold gamble by changing ten of his starting XV from last weekend’s draw against the Wallabies. Only Nicolas Sanchez starts from that game’s back-line, with the hugely experienced fly-half set to win his 83rd cap in New South Wales.Nevertheless, it’s clear Argentina now have impressive depth – their new back three of Emiliano Boffelli, Ramiro Moyano, and Santiago Cordero show absolutely no drop in quality, with Boffelli in particular unlucky not to have been starting previously over the slightly erratic Santiago Carreras. Watch out for Moyano – he’s got a record of scoring stunners against the All Blacks.Elsewhere, Ledesma’s new centre pairing of Juan Cruz Mallia and Jeronimo de la Fuente have a lot of talent – de la Fuente replaces the impressive youngster Santiago Chocobares’s defensive work while Mallia has a touch of X-factor. Just look at these highlights from last autumn’s World Cup…Remember that their last meeting was won in the back row, and Ledesma has kept his two key flankers – Marcos Kremer and captain Pablo Matera – in the starting team, and included Facundo Isa for his first start since before last year’s World Cup.New Zealand haven’t lost three consecutive Tests since 1998, and Argentina will need to get themselves to an incredible psychological place to make that a reality. But, perhaps inspired by the loss of Diego Maradona and the fact no one has backed them for the last two weekends, they could just do it.Welsh back row thrown to English Lions Wales v England, 4pm, Saturday 28 November, Llanelli, Live on Amazon Prime, Premier Sports & S4CEngland were bullies last Saturday. A bully that meticulously planned how they would pummel their victim. They didn’t so much need imagination – just efficiency, physicality and calmness. A hard trio to beat.At the centre of that were their back row: Tom Curry, Sam Underhill and Billy Vunipola. The latter two had their best games in white since the World Cup, and that includes Underhill’s Man of the Match performance against Scotland in February. It would be no surprise to see all three as the starting Lions back row in South Africa next summer.Making ground: Billy Vunipola carries strongly against Ireland (Getty Images)Throw in the fact that Eddie Jones has picked a six-two bench split, a combination he’s never lost with, and England’s potential intensity has gone through the roof. Who would want to play an hour against the ‘Kamikaze Kids’, only to look up to see Ben Earl and Jack Willis trotting on?Well, Shane Lewis-Hughes and James Botham have that task, backed up by their formidable experience of… three Wales caps between them. Heck, they only have a combined 49 domestic appearances – that’s less than half of Ben Youngs’s international caps!Rise to the challenge: Shane Lewis-Hughes wins a lineout against Ireland (Getty Images)Wayne Pivac’s hand has been forced by injuries to Josh Navidi and Justin Tipuric and while both impressed in the quagmire against Georgia, England are another test entirely. It’s sink or swim for the young Welsh flankers – and we know how ruthless the England pack can be.MATCH PREVIEWS Expand Worth watching this a couple of times to see from just how far back Sekou Macalou runs to catch Matthieu UgaldeThere are still parts of his game that need work, but feel like France cannot afford to overlook someone with his skillsetpic.twitter.com/nrmgZRPuYA— Paul Eddison (@pauleddison) January 4, 2019Watch out for the red-haired mane of second-row Kilian Geraci, only 21 yet a player whose international debut seems somehow overdue, the Lyon player having been such a pivotal part of France’s U20 double champions.Zanon leads way as Italy seek scalpsFrance v Italy, 8.10pm, Saturday 28 November, Paris, Live on Amazon Prime & Premier SportsItaly really could have beaten Scotland two weekends ago. They were leading right into the 67th minute, having had the better of the forwards battle and scored one sumptuous try. It was only when Scotland emptied their bench to show their superior depth that the dam broke – and Zander Fagerson’s try was quite simply bizarre.Paolo Garbisi has attracted most of the attention for Italy so far this autumn by virtue of possessing the holy trinity of youth, the fly-half shirt and a sidestep most mortals would die for, but outside him Marco Zanon has begun to blossom into a bit of a star.Italy’s excellent score against Scotland was manufactured by Zanon, who picked the ball up on the 15-metre line with very little on. He shrugged off Duncan Weir, swatted away a fly in the shape of Darcy Graham and raced into clear air. The ball passed through the hands of Marcello Violi and Mattia Bellini, before finding itself with Matteo Minozzi, who completed a sensational 60-metre score.Zanon was vice-captain of Italy U20 and has overcome some adversity to be in the team now – his knock-on on the try-line in the 2019 Six Nations possibly cost his side the chance of a win over France. At the centre of an inexperienced Italy back-line, could he make amends for that on Saturday?Ireland look north for inspiration Ireland v Georgia, 2pm, Sunday 29 November, Dublin, Live on Channel 4 & RTEUlster did impressively in the Guinness Pro14 last season, finishing runners-up to Leinster – and Andy Farrell has now turned to their players in his search to find some back-line chemistry before the Six Nations starts again in only two-and-a-half months’ time.Billy Burns impressed with his ambition off the bench against England, his delicate chip setting up clubmate Jacob Stockdale, who has also been recalled for the clash against Georgia. Argentina v New Zealand live stream: How to watch the Tri-Nations match Argentina v New Zealand live stream: How to watch the Tri-Nations match Autumn Nations Cup France v Italy Preview Jacob Whitehead looks ahead to the next round of November Internationals 𝗣𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵@JacobStockdale gets @IrishRugby on the board at Twickenham#ENGvIRE #AmazonDeliversTheRugby pic.twitter.com/ysxaYDj9vp— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) November 21, 2020This week will be Burns’s chance to stake his claim to eventually take over from Sexton after Ross Byrne failed to shine last week – and he’ll be joined in the back-line by Stuart McCloskey, the bulky centre making his first Test appearance since 2018.Ireland struggled to get front-foot ball last week – their difficulty getting over the gain-line highlighted by Amazon Prime’s excellent new graphic – and Byrne may feel slightly aggrieved that Burns will invariably receive far better service against a more limited Georgian side this weekend. New faces: France players during a training session at their Marcoussis base (Getty Images)Remember how significant a supposed ‘under-strength’ England tour to Argentina in 2017 was in discovering players for the World Cup – Ellis Genge, Tom Curry and Sam Underhill all saw their first meaningful international action.This is a perfect game for this new-look French side – playing for the opportunity to appear in the Autumn Nations Cup final, avoiding a top ten-ranked side, but still facing the formidable test of an Italian team who were impressive against Scotland two weeks ago.The most interesting part of the French selection lies in the forward pack, where no player has more caps than hooker Peato Mauvaka’s four. Each of their back row has a real point of difference – and with no specialist replacement on the bench, they will be in for a big day against Maxime Mbanda & Co.Ball-handling wizard Cameron Woki scored against England in the 2018 U20 World Cup final, openside Sekou Macalou is an athletic marvel, while Anthony Jelonch provides the graft and ability to cover the entire back row, which Galthié so values in starters Gregory Alldritt and Francois Cros. Autumn Nations Cup France v Italy Preview Autumn Nations Cup Ireland v Georgia Preview Can the Pumas secure back-to-back victories over the… Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry meets backstage with U2, Bono to…

first_img June 28, 2018 at 11:27 am Church echelon are closely following these comments of which I am glad. Bob French says: Douglas Register says: This photo released by U2 shows Presiding Bishop Michael Curry posing with band members, from left, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton backstage at Madison Square Garden on June 25.[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry met backstage this week with U2 and front man Bono at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the Episcopal Church leader and the globally renowned rockers discussed Curry’s Reclaiming Jesus initiative.The meeting happened in the evening of June 25 just before the first of a series of U2 concerts in New York on the band’s Experience + Innocence tour. A photo released by the band shows the foursome posing with Curry.“I know of no other group that has sung and witnessed more powerfully to the way of love than U2,” Curry said June 27 in a written statement to Episcopal News Service. “It was a real blessing to sit with them to talk about Jesus, the way of love, and changing our lives and the world. They are an extraordinary community gift to us all.”U2, which formed in Ireland in the late 1970s, has been one of the most popular rock bands in the world for more than 30 years, and Bono – among that rarefied group of musicians known globally by a single name – makes headlines these days as much for his support for humanitarian causes as for his music.Curry, too, has become something of a minor global celebrity since his sermon on the power of love at the royal wedding on May 19. After the wedding, he was invited to discuss the sermon on a dizzying variety of media outlets, from the BBC to celebrity gossip site TMZ. Curry told ENS last month that he sees the sudden attention as a unique opportunity for evangelism, as he tries in interviews to bring the conversation around to what he often calls the “Jesus Movement.”Reclaiming Jesus is a new initiative he spearheaded this year with the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners to address “a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches” and to affirm what it means to be followers of Jesus in today’s world.U2 and Bono have not yet commented publicly on Reclaiming Jesus, though Curry said he spoke with them about its origins and intention.“I shared with them our commitment to reclaim Jesus of Nazareth as the center of Christian faith and life,” Curry said in his statement to ENS. “And this means a way of faith with love of God and Love of neighbor at the core. A love that is not sentimental but a disciplined commitment and spiritual practice infusing every aspect of life, personally, intra personally and politically.”It’s a beautiful day. @U2 @iamepiscopalian @episcopal_news #JesusMovement #ReclaimingJesus #Episcopalhttps://t.co/7uTR1U52Ws pic.twitter.com/ynqqYyphfp— PB Michael Curry (@PB_Curry) June 27, 2018Curry didn’t say whether he was a fan of U2’s music, though he stayed June 25 to attend the concert at Madison Square Garden. He had at least one prior connection to the songs before this week: A sermon he delivered in 2006 at a U2charist service in Columbus, Ohio.The U2charists were a popular trend in the Episcopal Church at that time, structured as a Eucharist that incorporates songs from the band, whose catalogue is thoroughly infused with Christian imagery. (Bono’s father was Catholic, and his mother was Anglican, according to this New Yorker report on the band’s faith background.)Celebrating a U2charist also held a deeper purpose, calling attention to the push to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, such as eradicating extreme poverty, reducing child mortality, and fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. The ONE Campaign, co-founded by Bono, was a key advocate for the Millennium Development Goals – U2’s megahit “One” became its rallying cry – and the Episcopal Church endorsed the organization’s work in a 2006 General Convention resolution.More than 700 attended the U2charist in Columbus in 2006. Curry, the bishop of North Carolina at the time, preached in support of the Millennium Development Goals and the ONE Campaign, telling those gathered to “be a witness” for Christ. He called the goals “a way for us to discover life again as a Church … a compelling vision of the world God intended from the beginning,” according to an ENS report on the service.It wasn’t clear whether Curry referenced U2’s music directly in the sermon, though in one unconfirmed transcription of the sermon he is quoted as referring to the band’s leader as “Brother Bono.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Elizabeth Kaeton says: Rector Bath, NC DAVID T BORTON says: Rector Washington, DC Gordon Fuglie says: Douglas Register says: Douglas Register says: Douglas Register says: June 28, 2018 at 9:15 pm Ah, Doug – “Log Cabin (gay) Republican” – Register, who uses a picture of Ben Carson as his profile picture on FB and his newsfeed is filled with clippings from Fox News, was just bounced off Integrity’s page for, among other things, talking smack about +Gene Robinson’s marriage on a thread which celebrated his birthday, smack about the church with regards to the commemoration of Pauli Murray on the church’s calendar and then, finally, objecting to a poster which called Mike Pence on his homophobia and, when folks gave evidence of why it was entirely appropriate to call Pence on his homophobia, lied and said that he had been told by Integrity’s Web page administrator that those comments were in violation of Integrity’s comment policy (They were not and he had not been told that. At. All). Poor Doug’s interior troll must be very hungry. Well, he’s certainly gotten fed here. Truth to Authority, he says? Doug has neither any authority or a close relationship with the truth.Read, learn, mark, note and inwardly digest this name and, in the future, identify him and then encourage everyone to ignore him. June 27, 2018 at 11:20 pm Douglas Register, I sense from your comments that you have not yet experienced the full relationship with Christ that changes you into someone who is guided by the Holy Spirit into the full gospel experience that is there waiting for you.I’m not going to throw anything but prayers that you will find that experience. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem June 30, 2018 at 10:49 am As the Episcopal Church prepares for its General Convention in Austin, presided over by Bishop Curry, all in attendance will be seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We, in our home parishes, will be praying that the Spirit guide Curry and the delegates in their proceedings. And in our home parishes, encouraged by Curry’s exhortation to listen for the Spirit’s leading, we will strive to become the disciples that Jesus needs to build his movement of love and reconciliation.How sad in this context that the troll Register brands his own Resist Curry Movement™ — calling our PB a charlatan. A few Sundays back I recall the deacon reading the Gospel lesson from Mark 3:28 – 30. “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— for [the accusers of Jesus] had said, “He has an unclean spirit.” June 27, 2018 at 5:38 pm Sometimes real love is stern and disciplined. I can hop on one foot and shout “love, love, love, thou should love” but this is meaningless. Humans do not know by nature how to love. We imitate Christ as the example on how to love through being controlled (not guided by) the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that determines the act of real love. Unlike Bishop Curry, Jesus concerned himself only with saving souls for Heaven. He did not advocate secularism. June 27, 2018 at 6:36 pm Are you sure you are in the right conversation, Mr. Register? Having attended one of PB Curry’s revivals, I can tell you it was mainly Jesus and little else. And the “little else” was an exhortation to learn from the church in the Book of Acts. And “CONTROLLED by the Holy Spirit??” What kind of disciple are you — a spirit-telepathic puppet?? June 27, 2018 at 10:26 pm Join the newly starting Freedom from Curry Movement. A thoughtful, spiritual, introspective union of persons within the Episcopal Church that prayerfully stands strong against the secularism and atheism the Church is now pulled toward. Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Dave Garcia says: Douglas Register says: June 30, 2018 at 9:47 am A counter-balance or a Resist Curry Movement is healthy within every church. Rector Belleville, IL By David PaulsenPosted Jun 27, 2018 Comments are closed. June 27, 2018 at 10:53 pm Love is a transitive verb. It always requires an object. You are getting closer to the vacancy in its usage by Curry. June 28, 2018 at 12:17 pm A counter-balance or a Resist Curry Movement is healthy within every church. One must speak truth to Authority. My thank you to Nancy Barrick for reminding us of St. Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians 13. Corinth was known as the city of Love. Paul’s words are insightful. Steve Price says: June 27, 2018 at 12:18 pm The foundation of the Jesus Movement that I’m hearing from the P.B.’a words is love of God and love of neighbor.I don’t understand how this strays from the teachings of Jesus. June 27, 2018 at 8:11 pm Again… Show us where Bishop Curry teaches something contrary to what Christ taught and give us one example of where he is a “charlatan” Matt Ouellette says: Submit an Event Listing Comments (39) June 27, 2018 at 7:57 pm I welcome all comments. Join me in praying that our church will be delivered from this charlatan. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Elizabeth Kaeton says: Grace Cangialosi says: 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 Nancy Barrick says: Dave Garcia says: Douglas Register says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 28, 2018 at 12:15 pm One need not worry about being called a charlatan by a religious person-after all wasn’t Jesus also called this by religious people? June 28, 2018 at 11:00 am One knows a charlatan when they profess only one cure-all. Curry preaches of love endlessly but the only sin Curry speaks of is racism which he defines as whites towards blacks. (Refer mandatory indoctrination program begun by Curry.) Yet, to reclaim Jesus, one must not only profess compassion toward others but also to identify all sins as Jesus did both. No minister could ever preach of love legitimately without also preaching of sin. Jesus said both exists.(Thank you all for your comments.) Matt Ouellette says: June 28, 2018 at 12:01 am Why was the audience so aghast at the Curry homily during the May royal wedding? The humiliation in Curry’s homily was that it was a direct take off of that old Beatles’ song: Love Is All You Need. The Queen knew. I noted in his homily as well no objects, as in the song, to the verb love.Love, love, loveLove, love, loveLove, love, loveThere’s nothing you can do that can’t be doneNothing you can sing that can’t be sungNothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the gameIt’s easyNothing you can make that can’t be madeNo one you can save that can’t be savedNothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in timeIt’s easyAll you need is love, all you need is loveAll you need is love, love, love is all you needAll you need is loveAll you need is love, love, love is all you needThere’s nothing you can know that isn’t knownNothing you can see that isn’t shownThere’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to beIt’s easyAll you need is love, all you need is loveAll you need is love, love, love is all you needAll… Rector Hopkinsville, KY June 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm Naturally, the Integrity USA banning will be appealed to Michael Curry. I continued this long to develop a transcript. If readers of Episcopal News Services do not hear from me again then you’ll know Curry did not overturn it. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Douglas Register says: June 29, 2018 at 8:19 pm My citing that a post calling upon God to strike Michael Pence dead was contrary to shared Facebook community standards was what got me banned. Your reply confirms that Integrity USA does not think so. What sends a chill upon the Church is that Integrity USA says that this behavior is appropriate and approved by Michael Curry. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1990-12-18/news/1990352115_1_clinic-staff-members-medical-staff An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Douglas Register says: Gordon Fuglie says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 29, 2018 at 11:53 am Log Cabin Republicans claims to be a gay organization,sort of the American gay baby boomers version of “*Jew’s for Hitler” thought they were long gone.Last time I saw one was in Atlanta airport.He was flying to L.A.to attend a party celebrating Hitler’a birthday Steve Price says: Greg Garrett says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 27, 2018 at 4:13 pm Show us where Bishop Curry teaches something contrary to what Christ taught and give us one example of where he is a “charlatan” June 29, 2018 at 3:58 pm Thank you, Elizabeth. Your research explains a lot on this thread. In the case of Doug Register, context appears to be everything. Blessings to you! Doug Desper says: Elizabeth Kaeton says: Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books June 27, 2018 at 10:43 pm Perhaps Mr.Register misunderstands what love is.I suggest he read 1 Cor.13.P.B.Curry is a disciple who spreads Christ’s message ‘that love is also an action word’. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK June 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm I think we have fed the Douglas Register troll long enough… move on folks, we have better things to do with our time like living out the mission that Bishop Curry is calling us to. June 30, 2018 at 9:25 am I will let this “discussion” go. Mr Register has created a storm about himself rather than about the gospel, the love imperative of Jesus’ gospel, and how it impacts our lives.Best to all the posters as they seek the risen Christ in their walk.Dave Borton Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI June 29, 2018 at 10:52 pm Doug, normally I would not dignify anything like your post with a response but what you have written is absolutely not true and, in fact, delusional. A cartoon was posted on Integrity’s FB page for Pride Month which depicted a Hebrew male of antiquity painting a rainbow over his door with the humorous admonition: “Don’t forget to paint a rainbow on your doorpost so Mike Pence passes over”. No threat to the VP. Just a humorous way of handling a man whom the POTUS joked is so homophobic he wants to hang all gays. Nothing approved or disapproved by the PB. You have just clearly demonstrated why you were banned. June 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm I’m not aware that Jesus talks at all about how to save souls for heaven. As NT Wright points out, the language of Heaven in the NT is about the Kingdom of Heaven, not about a realm where we will wind up if we believe the right things. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 28, 2018 at 10:13 pm Ah, Doug – “Log Cabin (gay) Republican” – Register, who uses a picture of Ben Carson as his profile picture on FB and his newsfeed is filled with clippings from Fox News, was just bounced off Integrity’s page for, among other things, talking smack about +Gene Robinson’s marriage on a thread which celebrated his birthday, smack about the church with regards to the commemoration of Pauli Murray on the church’s calendar and then, finally, objecting to a poster which called Mike Pence on his homophobia and, when folks gave evidence of why it was entirely appropriate to call Pence on his homophobia, lied and said that he had been told by Integrity’s Web page administrator that those comments were in violation of Integrity’s comment policy (They were not and he had not been told that. At. All). Poor Doug’s interior troll must be very hungry. Well, he’s certainly gotten fed here.Truth to Authority, he says? Doug has neither any authority or a close relationship with the truth.Read, learn, mark, note and inwardly digest this name and, in the future, identify him and then encourage everyone to ignore him. June 28, 2018 at 8:19 am As others have asked you before, show us where PB Curry is promoting secularism or atheism. I doubt you can, because the Presiding Bishop has done no such thing. What he has done is proclaim the gospel. The Episcopal Church is blessed to have as a leader someone who is so on fire for Jesus like PB Curry. Susan Salisbury says: June 28, 2018 at 9:44 am Thank you for your comment. June 29, 2018 at 6:28 pm Susan – Doug is gay. As I wrote, I know his positions from his FB page and his numerous posts on IntegrityUSA FB page, which were so nasty (I gave examples in my comment) that the administrator permanently blocked him (that rarely happens on that page). Calling someone on their meanness and inappropriate behavior is not mean. It’s called “accountability”. Jesus did it all the time. As to your vision, I have no way to judge that, but I do suggest you take five minutes and review the posts that this man has made and the responses of others to him (Why you chose to address mine is curious). My issue is not that he’s either gay or conservative – both are fine with me – some of my best friends are ;~). My issue – as several here have also pointed out – is that the man is a troll. Enjoy the holiday weekend. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Steve Black says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 DAVID T BORTON says: June 28, 2018 at 8:11 am This all sounds great…social justice is very important, but if you claim to be Christian, you have to follow ALL of Christ’s teachings, like “Thou shalt not kill.” Bono has come out publicly in favor of abortion in the recent Irish referendum. And he also thinks same-sex marriage is just fine, saying that marriage is “now an idea that transcends religion.” Jesus loves all people, and the moral code of Christianity can’t be separated from his loving plan for us. 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 Elizabeth Kaeton says: June 29, 2018 at 11:41 am Ah Elizabeth, why does someone who claims to be motivated by love, assert that someone who disagrees with her is gay? I’m confused. That used to be a tactic I associated with people who have contempt for gay people. Especially when it has zero to do with the discussion. But let’s get to the meat here. I am a conservative. Not because I’m stupid. I have a law degree from a top 20 law school. Nor because I inherited my beliefs. I was raised by my Franklin Roosevelt supporting single mom. But because life and caring for other people and what happens to them have taught me the humble understanding that we humans really cannot fix everything, and further, that sometimes the measures we think are helpful turn out to be harmful.So getting back to PB Curry, when he decided to speak in support of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, I was very unhappy with him. What the messy lawbreaking protesters did to the environment was far worse than the threat the pipeline posed. When they were eventually evicted they left a colossal mess that cost over a million dollars to clean up and it had to be cleaned up right away because it posed a serious and immediate threat of contaminating waterways. Yet I heard nothing from the PB nor Social activists like you even gently chastising people who would do such a thing. By comparison , and just as a reference. Burning Man hosts over 70,000 people in the desert each year and leaves the desert clean. Your remark here just looks kind of mean and self righteous to me. I don’t see any love for enemies in it at all. Nor do I see respect for those who disagree. Maybe my vision is limited Matt Ouellette says: June 28, 2018 at 8:26 am No, his sermon was not just a rift on The Beatles. In his sermon, the Presiding Bishop used several examples from the Scriptures to define what he meant by love. He wasn’t talking about sappy, sentimental love or a romantic love between spouses, although he did use those as analogies (as did the Apostle Paul). He was talking about the divine love that was revealed to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is a much more powerful form of love that can change lives and societies. And the people were not aghast at the sermon. While there were some naysayers, most people loved PB Curry’s sermon and found it a refreshing expression of the gospel compared to the more hateful expressions often portrayed in the media. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Presiding Bishop Michael Curry June 28, 2018 at 11:56 am Again, PB Curry is not a charlatan. He is genuinely on fire for Jesus, and preaches on Jesus constantly. You may disagree with the focus of some of his sermons (I do not. I think he’s right to call attention to the sin of racism in society), but you can’t argue he isn’t a genuine Christian unless you have good evidence to back it up (which I doubt you have). And how is preaching the love of God equivalent to the cure-all of a charlatan? Is it not the gospel that God’s love as revealed through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is the cure to sin? How is that not the Christian message? Curate Diocese of Nebraska Douglas Register says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET June 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm PB et al begin: “Jesus is Lord…” and conclude: “…The best response to our political, material, cultural, racial, or national idolatries is the First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Jesus summarizes the Greatest Commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, your soul, and your mind. This is the first commandment. And the second is like unto it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:38). As to loving our neighbors, we would add “no exceptions.”Drift away from Christianity? Afraid not. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing July 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm Elizabeth – since Integrity is in the mood to use Old Testament images (rainbow over a doorpost), your further imagery of Mike Pence as “death” to pass over (for which painting doorposts was the curative) is itself uncalled for. No, it wasn’t a threat, but yet the Talmud describes insult and slander against others as bloodless murder. Think on that for awhile – especially since you weaken your arguments by going low. (I know, time wasted). Gordon Fuglie says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Douglas Register says: Douglas Register says: Steve Price says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Douglas Register says: June 27, 2018 at 11:05 am “Reclaiming Jesus” movement continues it drift away from Christianity. Our Lord did not teach what Curry claims. God deliver us from this charlatan. Douglas Register says: June 29, 2018 at 11:23 pm Hi Douglas. This is Mel Soriano and I’m the moderator for the Integrity board. The guidelines for communications are at http://integrityusa.org/facebook-group-policy … I contact people when others feel that the communications on the page isn’t in the spirit of the community standards. One of your comments on the birthday of Bishop Robinson was felt to be a personal attack, especially on a post that was celebrating his birthday. I ask that we all remember the guidelines so that the group can be a place of spiritual support and grace. Thank you and God bless.(Douglas Register) Thanks. Read the policy. You will be limiting the personal attacks on the Trump Administration. It is agreed. No more from me or Integrity.[Actual textual exchange.] Douglas Register says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Dave Garcia says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC June 27, 2018 at 12:01 pm Which part of Curry’s message is not in keeping with Jesus’ teachings? Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Presiding Bishop Michael Curry meets backstage with U2, Bono to talk about Reclaiming Jesuslast_img read more

Fade to Green / HYLA Architects

first_img 2018 Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932417/fade-to-green-hyla-architects Clipboard Houses Fade to Green / HYLA Architects Photographs Architects: HYLA Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, Hansgrohe, Atlas Schindler, Duravit, Kawajun, Kebony, SolarWorld, Villeroy & BochArchitect In Charge:Han Loke KwangDesign Team:Chong Wen Jin, Thomas OngEngineering:GCE Consulting EngineersLandscape:Nyee Phoe Flower Garden Pte LtdMain Contractor:Emma Groups Construction Pte LtdInterior:HYLA Architects, Unique Home Design & Construction Pte LtdCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Sited within the tropical heritage surrounding of the botanic gardens, the house was designed with the narrative of nature and its relationship with architecture. Building around the inhabitant’s experience, the house blurs spatial boundaries to orchestrate light and environment into daily life.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Ground and First Floor PlansSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellTimber was the natural choice of material for this house, the crafted array of timber strips that form the screen around the house, vary in density to provide privacy where needed, yet diminish towards the top purposefully to allow plants to thrive. The specific selection of Kebony, a treated timber product from Norway, was chosen for its natural graying characteristic which further builds on this narrative of celebrating the natural in architecture.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe house is green not only in design and spirit, but also in its operation. It comes equipped with a rainwater harvester and solar panels on the roof top that sustains everyday needs yet tread lightly on the environment. Contrary to resisting the elements of nature, the house pursues this idea of when the building stops, nature takes over.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe house is a semi-detached house for a family with 3 growing children with 4 bedrooms on the 2nd level and the master suite fully occupying the 3rd and topmost level. In here the spaces are set back from the boundary, with a continuous layer of landscaping surrounding the rooms. The plants have completely taken over the periphery of the space, providing a lush green foliage as if saying that we can co-exist with nature if we provide a sympathetic framework.  Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow less7 Winning Unbuilt Projects Submitted by our ReadersArchitecture NewsTwo Billion New Homes to be Created in the Next 80 YearsArchitecture News Share Area:  406 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Fade to Green / HYLA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFade to Green / HYLA Architectscenter_img Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 23Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyHouses•Singapore “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932417/fade-to-green-hyla-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHYLA ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSingaporePublished on January 24, 2020Cite: “Fade to Green / HYLA Architects” 24 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?隐入绿林的别墅 / HYLA Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

4th edition of Managing Without Profit published

first_img  273 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 9 May 2017 | News Tagged with: ACEVO governance Management NCVO risk About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  272 total views,  2 views today 4th edition of Managing Without Profit published AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement DSC’s Managing Without Profit is now available to order in its 4th edition.First published in 1995, according to DSC Managing Without Profit is owned by over 23,000 civil society leaders across the world, and was voted number two on The Guardian list of ‘Five must-reads for charity workers’.Aimed at chief executives, chairs, trustees and senior managers, the publication offers a practical overview of how to lead, govern and manage a civil society organisation. It covers management, governance and leadership tailored specifically for the third sector.The new edition has been updated with sections on managing risk, choosing board members as well as 17 new case studies. It is available from the DSC site for £32.00.It is written by Mike Hudson, director of Compass Partnership and a visiting Fellow at Cass Business School with 30 years’ experience in the third sector.In the foreword, Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO, and Vicky Browning, chief executive, ACEVO say:“As leaders chart new territory in adapting to the challenges of the day while simultaneously striving to increase their organisations’ impact, effective leadership, governance and management are all the more important. It is with good reason that many charity leaders have for years turned to Mike Hudson’s book. With its helpful guidance and its focus on strategy, it is a must-read for chief executives, senior managers, board members, and anyone wishing to take a leading role within an organisation.”last_img read more

Frogs’ defense can’t catch a break with injuries

first_imgDean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 printWhen TCU Football lost six defensive starters from 2014, nobody said it would be easy for the Frogs this season.But nobody expected that half of the unit’s starters this season would be out because of injuries.With junior conerback Ranthony Texada suffering a likely season-ending knee injury during Saturday’s contest against SMU, the Frogs are now down seven defensive starters in 2015.Texada sustained the injury in the second quarter while covering SMU receiver Courtland Sutton, who was called for offensive pass interference on the play. Texada attempted to limp off the field after the play before being helped off by trainers.“We’ve been about no excuses here and it’s a tough loss with Ranthony,” head coach Gary Patterson said. “We’ll be able to get him back next year. He’s a younger player anyway.”Patterson said Texada hopes to get a medical redshirt having only played three games this season.Additionally, senior defensive end Terrell Lathan was taken to the locker room for an injury evaluation during the first quarter, but returned in the second quarter. Patterson said he doesn’t know if Lathan will play next week against Texas Tech.“It’s not our first rodeo, but with the numbers that we have in specific places it’s tough,” Patterson said. “I’m not going to make this about us being hurt because that’s not what our program is built on.“We’re not going to make excuses, we’re going to go forward.”Prior to Saturday, senior safety Kenny Iloka, junior linebacker Sammy Douglas, senior defensive tackle Davion Pierson and senior defensive end James McFarland were already out with injuries.Iloka suffered a knee injury against Stephen F. Austin in week two, while Douglas suffered an injury early on against Minnesota in week one. Pierson and McFarland have yet to play a game this season, both having suffered injuries during training camp.Pierson is recovering from a head injury, while McFarland reportedly injured his foot stepping on a sprinkler head.As is the case with Texada, Patterson said McFarland, Iloka, and Douglas are not expected to play again this season. Patterson said, however, that Pierson is making progress and could play again soon.The injury bug is not the only problem that has plagued TCU’s defense. Freshman linebacker Mike Freeze, who impressed in week one’s game against Minnesota, went on a personal leave of absence on Sept. 9 and has not returned since.Senior defensive end Mike Tuaua has also been absent the last two games for unknown reasons.With the absences piling up, the Frogs now must rely on an even more inexperienced defensive squad to keep the team’s hopes at a Big 12 and national title alive.“The next man has to step up,” Patterson said. “Either we’ll learn for next year or we’ll learn this year and we’ll win enough games to get to a bowl game and do the things we need to do to make a run at a championship.”The backups and new starters struggled to contain SMU’s offense Saturday night though, as the Mustangs threw for 330 passing yards and recorded 508 yards of total offense.“They have to play better,” Patterson said. “You have to play every offense that you play, you can’t just play basketball. You have to move forward and the new guys have to grow up and play.”Patterson said several players in particular, including senior cornerback Corey O’Meally , need to up their game to the next level. O’Meally came in as the replacement for Texada Saturday night.Sophomore cornerback Torrance Mosley also struggled against the Mustangs’ offense.“Corey and Torrance must improve,” Patterson said. “Give a lot of credit to Nick Orr tonight for moving around positions, though.”A sophomore safety, Orr started the game at corner before moving to safety and then returning to corner later on. Orr came up big late in the fourth quarter when he broke up a pass on fourth down that turned the ball over to the Frogs.Senior safety Derrick Kindred, one of the few healthy returners from last year’s defense, praised Orr for his versatility.“Orr is a fighter,” Kindred said. “He doesn’t complain when he gets switched positions. He just goes out there and does his job, and those are the kind of players we need.”While the defense may appear to be getting thinner each week, players such as junior defensive end Josh Carraway are confident that the new players will improve as they get more experience.“When you see another guy go down it’s just next man up,” Carraway said. “Torrance can play well. We saw him last year and once he builds confidence he can go out there and do what he normally does.”If the Frogs want to stay competitive, though, there won’t be any more room for little errors that result in big numbers for the opponent.“The key isn’t to just play. It’s to play well,” Patterson said. “Tonight we did not play well.” Cornerback Ranthony Texada was injured in TCU’s victory. 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What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_imgtop box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 12:04 pm HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business Newslast_img read more

Bombay HC Allows 13-year-old Girl Raped Allegedly By Father To Terminate Pregnancy [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Allows 13-year-old Girl Raped Allegedly By Father To Terminate Pregnancy [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap28 May 2020 10:52 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed a writ petition filed by the mother of a 13-year-old girl seeking permission for medical termination of pregnancy of her 24 week old foetus. The minor girl was raped allegedly by her father. Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice NR Borkar in an order dated May 22, had directed the minor rape survivor to remain present before the…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 Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed a writ petition filed by the mother of a 13-year-old girl seeking permission for medical termination of pregnancy of her 24 week old foetus. The minor girl was raped allegedly by her father. Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice NR Borkar in an order dated May 22, had directed the minor rape survivor to remain present before the Medical Board at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai on May 23. Board was directed to examine the minor and submit the report before the court as to whether it was advisable to permit the medical termination of pregnancy. The petitioner mother had contended that the minor, while she was residing with her aunt at Thane, was sexually abused by her father which has led to the pregnancy. An FIR was lodged at Thane Police Station on May 17 and two days later on May 19, the minor had her sonography done when she was found to be twenty-two weeks pregnant. The petitioner then took her daughter to JJ Hospital where she was informed that as the fetus is over 20 weeks old, medical termination of pregnancy was not permissible under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. Hence, the present petition was filed. The medical board opined that continuation of pregnancy would cause severe mental and physical stress to the minor mother. Thus, Court said- “Having considered the opinion of the Medical Board that the continuation of the pregnancy will be a physical and mental stress for the minor mother, the stand of the Petitioner and the minor, and the circumstances leading to the pregnancy, it would be necessary to permit the medical termination of pregnancy. An FIR has been filed, and thus the tissues, blood samples of the fetus need to be preserved for the requisite medical test, including DNA Fingerprinting/mapping. The Petitioner is accordingly permitted to go ahead with the medical termination of the pregnancy of her minor daughter as per the Medical Board’s opinion dated 25th May 2020.” Court asked the petitioner mother to remain present along with her daughter at JJ Hospital on May 29 at 11 am for the requisite procedure. The hospital has been directed to preserve the blood sample and tissue sample of the foetus to carry out necessary medical tests, including DNA and other tests. The investigating officer shall ensure that the samples are forwarded to the Forensic Science Laboratory and preserved for trial.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Career file: Keeping faith with online methods

first_imgCareer file: Keeping faith with online methodsOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today OliverCouchman, 26, a training consultant at Standard Life, invites readers to holdon to the dream of e-learning, yet surprisingly, forecasts a rosy future forclassroomsHow long have you been doing this job? Six months. What does your role involve? I am an in-house business partner to our internal account managers. Theyrequire a range of soft-skills, process and FS-technical training to improvethe value-add and relationship they offer to independent financial advisers. What are the best and worst things about this job? The best is the wide spectrum of the collective training need, whichcontinually enhances the quality of our training interventions. The most difficulttask is to quantitatively justify training – it comes with the job, but there’sa world of qualitative benefits and we need to widen the lens. What is your current major training project or strategic push? I am project managing the initial launch of an online study guide, whichprovides substantive product knowledge and technical training to our base ofIFA account managers. I am also delivering time management and presentationskills courses and manage external providers of advanced learning solutions. What did you want to do for a living when you were at school? I wanted to write music for film and television. What was your first job? Crowd steward at Chelsea and Wembley Stadium. How and why did you become a trainer? I had a chance to join PricewaterhouseCoopers’ behavioural change managementteam after my initial accountancy and legal training with them. What was the best career decision you ever made? Moving into an in-house role with Standard Life – I now get to ‘be therewhen it happens’. And what was the worst? Putting 95 per cent of my time into e-learning, thinking it was thismystical thing that would transform life as we know it. It has a very valuableplace, but we are humans and like to network and seek assurance from smileyfaces. Which of your qualifications do you most value and why? My law degree – it gave me a balanced view of natural law and the widerconcept of equity. What was the worst training course you have experienced as a delegate? I went on a tax-calculation workshop which spent zero time gauging theaudience’s knowledge and ongoing energy levels. Do you think that evaluation is a Holy Grail or an impossible dream? Good evaluation of 50 per cent of training solutions is entirely attainable.The remaining 50 per cent requires some reality – in many agreeable outputs tobottom-line, it is impossibly hard to distinguish the training input from theothers it has bled into. How do you think that your job will have changed in five years’ time? The audience will continue to be more demanding with their e-learningexpectations; solutions will need to be more enthusing and more involving.Shock-horror, we will still have classrooms. What do you think will be the core skills for your job in the future? Interpersonal skills; global, regional and sector commercial awareness. What advice would you give to someone starting out in training anddevelopment? Keep an open mind; know your place as part of a project but challenge allthe time – the best trainers have directed passion and it shows through theirwork. What is your preferred terminology? ‘Appropriate training’, ‘business-partner’ and ‘hand-holding’. I also likethe word ’empathy’ and the phrase ‘duty of business care’. Which buzzwords do you loathe? Centric (as in learner-centric) – I’m cutting down on my usage and will weanonto learner-centred Are you good at self-development? Do hairdressers have bad hair? But, I have begun over the last 18 months toset aside time for my own progression. Up close and personalHow do you network?Courses are great for networking. I also travel between London andEdinburgh and around the English branches. It’s good to meet people at theirplace of work.If you could have any job in the world what would it be?I would like to act in a Merchant Ivory/Working Title film, or play for aPremiership team.Describe your management style?Demonstrative, participative, trusting.Do you take work home with you?Yes, but I’m dealing with my problem.What is your motto?Understand, then contribute and care.How would you like to be remembered by your colleagues ?As approachable, someone who is calm under pressure and delivers.Where do you want to be in five years’ time?Still on ‘planet training’ but with my wife, two children and a better car.Which courses and learning experiences have been most usefulfor you? I have been on some greatsoft-skills courses, however, it is my own course responsibility which ishoning my experiential learning.Which is the best management book you have ever read?The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R Covey (Published bySimon & Schuster)Which training gurus, management experts or business peopledo you most admire?I happen to believe that Bill Clinton is the greatest public speaker of ourtime. 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New southernmost record for Antarctic flowering plants

first_imgSmith (1982) reported the discovery in 1981 of Antarctic hair grass Deschampsia antarctica Desv. on the largest of the Refuge Islands (68° 21′ S) in Marguerite Bay, off the south-west coast of Antarctic Peninsula (Figure 1). This, was at the time the southernmost record of one of Antarctica’s two native flowering plants. The only ecologically suitable area for vascular plants south of these islands appeared to be the Terra Firma Islands, 40 km along the coast, which Smith had been unable to reach due to dense pack ice. Earlier reports of grass and grass-like plants on the Terra Firma Islands could not be accepted as reliable in the absence of accurate descriptions, specimens or photographs, for elsewhere the bushy grey-green or yellow lichens Usnea antarctica and U. fasciata have been mistaken for grass when viewed from a distance. However, both Deschampsia antarctica and also Antarctic pearlwort Colobanthus quitensis (Kunth) Bartl., Antarctica’s other flowering plant, have now been positively identified at a site on Barn Rock (68° 42′ S, 67° 32′ W) in the Terra Firma group.last_img read more

Evolution of subglacial bedforms along a paleo-ice stream, Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf

first_imgGeophysical data from the Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf reveal streamlined subglacial bedforms in a cross-shelf trough. Bedforms exhibit progressive elongation with distance along the trough, and record flow of a paleo-ice stream from the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet during the last glacial maximum. Downflow evolution of the bedforms indicates increasing flow velocities as the ice stream traversed the shelf. This, in turn, is related to a transition from crystalline bedrock on the inner shelf to a soft sedimentary substrate on the outer shelf. Although streaming flow operated across both substrates, the highest flow velocities occurred over the soft bed. Spatial variation in the inferred nature of fast-flow, from sliding to subglacial sediment deformation and/or ploughing, was also lithologically controlled. These data highlight the control of subglacial geology on ice-stream dynamics in the geological record and demonstrate a direct relationship between the formation of streamlined subglacial bedforms and paleo-ice streams.last_img read more