Busan assembly highlights significance of peace

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Featured Events Anglican Communion, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Nov 7, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN WCC 10th Assembly, Republic of Korea, Busan, 7.11.2013, Peace Plenary. Dr Chang Yoon Jae is a professor of theology at Ewha Womenâs University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. A member of the Presbyterian Church in Korea, Dr Chang is a teacher, author and speaker on topics related to society, justice, faith and peace. His ecumenical service includes tenure as an officer of the Christian Conference of Asia. Joanna Lindén-Montes/WCC[World Council of Churches] Perspectives of peace-builders, shedding light on how peace can be achieved in communities, societies and nations, were featured at a plenary session of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly. The plenary focusing on the theme of peace included Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and Korean theologian Dr Chang Yoon Jae.Invoking reflections on what peace means to communities and churches in a world marred with conflicts, violence and consumerism, Rev. Dr Thabo Makgoba moderated the discussions on 7 November at the BEXCO centre in Busan, Republic of Korea.The WCC assembly is addressing the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”Gbowee, who led women’s movement which helped end Liberia’s civil war in 2003, referred to her inspiration for peace-building as “God’s vocation.” The anger she experienced at the conflict in Liberia, child soldiers and threats to the values of traditional African community, Gbowee said, was used by her as a force to work toward peace through non-violent resistance. Her inspiration and introduction to peace struggles she traced to a Lutheran church in Liberia.Gbowee also challenged churches not to become bystanders amid violence or becoming “co-opted” by governments. She said that such actions by the churches “break her heart.”Chang, speaking about peace on the Korean peninsula, urged an advance beyond the Korean Armistice Agreement of 1953, after which the Koreans kept living in the “fear of war.” He said there still needs to be a transition from “unfinished war” to “permanent peace.”Chang added that, to achieve peace, he envisions a “world free of nuclear power plants and weapons.” Since the last WCC assembly in India in 1961, Chang pointed out, the number of nuclear states in the region has more than doubled.Despite the horrendous consequence of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he said, several nuclear tests are still being conducted without any consideration of their impact on local communities.“Nuclear weapons cannot co-exist with peace and Christian faith,” said Chang.Chang also invited the audience to observe a moment of silence in darkness, lighting a candle as a symbolic act to remember human dependency on electricity, produced in nuclear power plants.Following their discussions, Agata Abrahamian from the Armenian Apostolic Church in Iran and Fabian Corrales, an interdisciplinary scholar in disabilities studies in Costa Rica, shared stories from their own communities, speaking about local realities and highlighting efforts in peace-building. Their sharing was facilitated by Stanley J. Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, based in Elgin, Illinois, the United States. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Évêque Primat Michael B. Curry Message de Pâques 2017

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Tampa, FL Évêque Primat Michael B. Curry Message de Pâques 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Il m’a fallu quelques années pour m’en rendre compte mais Jésus ne s’est pas simplement trouvé à Jérusalem en ce premier Dimanche des rameaux. Il n’était pas en vacances. Il n’était pas là pour juste flâner en ville. Jésus était à Jérusalem délibérément. Il est arrivé à Jérusalem aux environs de Pessa’h lorsque les pèlerins étaient dans la ville. Lorsque les espoirs et les attentes des gens pour l’aube de la liberté que Moïse avait promise à la première Pessa’h pouvaient soudainement se réaliser pour eux de leur vivant.Jésus a planifié et mis en œuvre son entrée dans Jérusalem pour envoyer un message. Il est entré dans la ville, d’un côté de la ville, quasiment, nous disent les spécialistes, au même moment que Ponce Pilate entrait dans la ville du côté opposé. Ponce Pilate, monté sur son cheval de bataille. Ponce Pilate, avec des soldats autour de lui. Ponce Pilate, portant les insignes de l’Empire de Rome. Ponce Pilate, représentant César qui se disait fils de dieu. Ponce Pilate qui, par le biais de Rome, avait conquis les habitants de Jérusalem. Ponce Pilate, représentant l’empire qui les avait privés de liberté. Ponce Pilate, représentant l’empire qui allait maintenir le peuple juif sous un statut de colonie par la force brutale et la violence.Jésus est entré dans la ville de l’autre côté, monté non pas sur un cheval de bataille mais sur un âne, rappelant les paroles de Zacharie :Voici que ton roi s’avance vers toiIl est juste et victorieuxHumble, monté sur un âne Jésus est entré dans la ville au même moment que Ponce Pilate pour leur montrer et pour nous montrer que Dieu a une autre voie. Cette violence n’est pas la voie. Cette haine n’est pas la voie. Cette force et cette brutalité ne sont pas la voie.Jésus est venu pour nous montrer qu’il y a une autre voie. La voie de l’amour altruiste et sacrificiel. C’est pour cela qu’il est entré dans Jérusalem. C’est pour cela qu’il est allé sur la croix. C’était la puissance de cet amour déversé depuis le trône de Dieu qui, même après l’horreur de la crucifixion, allait le faire passer de la mort dans la vie.Dieu est venu parmi nous en la personne de Jésus pour lancer un mouvement. Un mouvement pour changer le visage de la terre. Un mouvement pour nous changer, nous les habitants de la terre. Un mouvement pour changer la création et passer du cauchemar qu’elle est souvent devenue, au rêve que Dieu a conçu qu’elle soit.Il ne s’est pas simplement trouvé à Jérusalem en ce premier Dimanche des rameaux. Il est allé à Jérusalem pour une raison. Pour nous envoyer un message. Que pas même les puissances titanesques de la mort ne peuvent arrêter l’amour de Dieu. Ce matin de Pâques, il est ressuscité des morts et a proclamé la victoire de l’amour.Pour que vous ayez de joyeuses Pâques. Allez et soyez le peuple de la résurrection. Suivez la voie de Jésus : n’ayez pas honte d’aimer. N’ayez pas honte de suivre Jésus.Joyeuses Pâques. Et que le monde soit béni. Amen.Le Très Rév. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Super Bowl – Easy Wing Recipe

first_img Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSsuper bowlWings Previous articleWomen wanted for drugging and robbing 3 menNext articleFive Super Bowl commercials to remember and a preview of two for tomorrow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Reply An alternative to restaurant wings Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here This is a simple recipe for wings that you can put together in a flash for your Super Bowl audience at home.Ingredients:12 to 14 chicken wing pieces4 Tbsp Bacon Infused Olive Oil from Olive VitalityMemphis Bbq Rub from Savory Spice for seasoningSavory Spice’s Hickory Smoked Sea Salt to tasteDash of ghost pepper sea salt (For Those Looking For Heat)Directions:Place wing pieces in a large bowl and toss in Bacon Infused Olive Oil. Add a few pinches of salt to season. Add a generous coating of Memphis Bbq rub.Pre-heat oven to 350 and bake the wings for 30 to 45 minutes or until the juices run clear. For charring, turn the oven temperature to 450 degrees and bake until the skin reaches the desired crispiness.Yields: 4 servings February 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm I have heard of ghost peppers just had not heard of ghost pepper sea salt. My husband likes tabasco on a lot of foods, my daddy on the other hand, always preferred Texas Pete. He ate it on so many things like saltine crackers and sardines together, eggs, and oyster stew, to name a few…. If I ate that kind of stuff, I would die from heartburn and indigestion! My daddy used to grow hot peppers and string them up and hang them up to dry on a long piece of twine to “cure”, and make his own hot stuff. I hate hot stuff like that, can’t handle it!! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Abiquiu House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

first_img Year:  Abiquiu House / Anderson Anderson ArchitectureSave this projectSaveAbiquiu House / Anderson Anderson Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70164/abiquiu-house-anderson-anderson-architecture Clipboard United States ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of  Anderson Anderson Architecture+ 20 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70164/abiquiu-house-anderson-anderson-architecture Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAnderson Anderson ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 24, 2010Cite: “Abiquiu House / Anderson Anderson Architecture” 24 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•United States Projects Text description provided by the architects. Designed for an anthropologist and a concert pianist, retiring from Phoenix, Arizona, to this small New Mexico town on a desert site fronting the Rio Chama—not far from Georgia O’Keefe’s famous home on the bluff above this house uses several relatively standard prefabrication systems. SIPs are used for the wall panels only, while the roof and floors are constructed of prefabricated 2×4 long-span trusses. Although it was originally intended to use panels as the roof and floor structure as well, the house was switched shortly before construction to a truss system to simplify the assembly and to reduce the structural lumber splines required in the long spans of the panels. Save this picture!Courtesy of  Anderson Anderson ArchitectureRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsThe owners have a number of animals, dogs and cats and occasional injured strays that they were concerned with protecting from the prevalent local hawks, eagles, coyotes, and rattlesnakes. Rather than compromise the design with the addition of a retrofitted chain link dog run, we developed a thoroughly integrated animal house. For budget reasons, local contextualism, and appropriately barnyard practicality, we settled on chain link as a major material system for the house, protecting domestic animals and people from other animals or from accidental falls from the upper terraces. Save this picture!Courtesy of  Anderson Anderson ArchitectureChain link is an ingenious prefabricated system that can be rolled out and hung from above like curtains, stretched and bolted to the walls and frames with large, round, specially cut steel washers that can be inexpensively manufactured in quantity and made available as modular parts in the system. In some places the chain link stands away from the house, providing enclosure to exterior living spaces, and in other areas it hugs tight to the steel-siding-clad wall surfaces, providing visual continuity and textural relief to the large flat planes while at the same time providing a trellis for creeping plants that will grow up from the ground to further soften the profile of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of  Anderson Anderson ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Imagine the MississippiArticlesIn Progress: Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture / Steven HollArticles Share “COPY” Abiquiu House / Anderson Anderson Architecture 2008last_img read more

Wye River House / MGAO

first_img Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Artek, Fisher & Paykel, Thonet, Barestone, Salthouse Windows & Doors Basebuild Construction Photographs:  Paul Hermes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Wye River, Australia Wye River House / MGAOSave this projectSaveWye River House / MGAOSave this picture!© Paul Hermes+ 35Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMGAOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWye RiverOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on April 22, 2021Cite: “Wye River House / MGAO” 22 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?海滩棚屋住宅 / MGAO是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Australia Builder: center_img 2020 Houses Architects: MGAO Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960461/wye-river-house-mgao Clipboard “COPY” Design Team:Matt Goodman, Callum Andrews, Luca D’auriaStylist:Jarvis BarkerEngineering:Webb ConsultFurniture:Darcy James DesignCity:Wye RiverCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul HermesRecommended ProductsEquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This project is a private residence located in Wye River, a small coastal town located along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The project was one of three Probono projects undertaken by MGAO after the 2015 Bushfires. Our clients have a long historical connection to the Wye River, with a family connection to a man named Paddy Harrington, one of the original builders who constructed many of the town’s early Fibro Beach Shacks.Save this picture!© Paul HermesSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Paul HermesThis family connection to the built fabric of the town, along with our own interest in the vernacular beach shack typology as a reference for design, lead to an exploration of simple materials, rational forms, and a ‘careful carelessness’ that the original Beach Shack typology embodies.Save this picture!© Paul HermesSave this picture!© Paul HermesThe proposed concept consists of 4 connected ‘Living Rooms’ joined to create an enfilade, the careful positioning of the blade walls and window openings creates privacy and reinforces the identity and function of each room within an essentially open plan. The openings on the Northern facade shift slightly in relation to the function of the room. The external deck is ‘open’ to the public – for chatting with neighbours.Save this picture!© Paul HermesSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Paul HermesSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Paul HermesThe bench height window in the kitchen provides a visual connection to the street. The eye-level window to the living room ensures winter sun can penetrate deep into the plan, whilst providing a high level of privacy. The highlight ensuite window provides daylight and keeps out peeping toms! The single skillion roofed beach shack contains a 3 bedroom dwelling on the right and a double storey, one-bedroom studio holiday rental ”Redlum Studio’ on the left.Save this picture!© Paul HermesProject gallerySee allShow lessPublic Library Dornbirn / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Christian Schmoel…Selected ProjectsDio Cafe & Bar / Finorm StudioSelected Projects Share Wye River House / MGAO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960461/wye-river-house-mgao Clipboard Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Alan Blueford supporters shut down Oakland City Council

first_imgFamily members demand justice before City Council, Sept. 18.Photo: Gino Pepi, Oscar Grant CommitteeOakland, Calif. — The Justice for Alan Blueford (J4AB) campaign, angry and over a hundred strong, led by Alan’s family, forced the Oakland City Council to cancel their meeting Sept. 18. They had gone to the City Council, which hadn’t met since mid-July, to demand the police report on Alan Blueford’s killing, and that murder charges be brought against Officer Miguel Masso. The Council had previously promised to assist the family in getting to the truth about their 18-year-old son’s May 6 killing by the Oakland Police Department.It had taken over two months to get the coroner’s report, which was finally released after the J4AB campaign held a press conference and rally in front of the coroner’s office. The report showed that there was no gunpowder on Alan’s hands and no drugs or alcohol in his blood. Now, after more than four months, the family was insisting that they would not leave the Council without the police report. Jeralynn Blueford, Alan’s mother, pleaded to the Council: “We came here in May asking for help … and this officer is at home on our tax dollars. We still don’t have a police report. The [police] story has changed so many times.”Adam Blueford, Alan’s father, pointed out that the coroner, per the report, had moved Alan’s body at 1:25 a.m., only an hour after he was fatally shot. This indicated that they were more worried about quickly removing Alan’s body than conducting a proper investigation. Jenny, Alan’s sister, told the Council: “Look at my parents’ faces and see if they need more time for the police report. We don’t need money. … You have the power to demand the answers.”After the family and supporters took over the meeting for an hour, the Council president, Larry Reid, declared a 10-minute recess, supposedly to wait for the appearance of Police Chief Howard Jordan and the police report.The 10 minutes turned into 45, after which the Council tried to reconvene and move on to the next agenda item, without the promised appearance of Jordan or the report. Ironically, the first item was a declaration of an “international day of peace”!The crowd roared, chanting “No justice! No Peace!” The J4AB supporters were determined not to allow the Council to conduct business as usual. Reid hastily adjourned the meeting, declaring the next meeting to be in two weeks!Blueford supporters respond to OPD articleOn Sept. 22, an article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, in an attempt to slander Alan Blueford. The OPD and the Council had received significant negative press after the Sept. 18 Council meeting. They used Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, Chronicle columnists often used for this type of political volleying, to present a “leaked” story from the OPD, that they supposedly now had Alan’s fingerprints on a gun, claimed to have been found 20 feet from his body.A Sept. 23 press release issued by the J4AB campaign reads in part: “Suddenly this allegation is released, with no way of substantiating it, seemingly as revenge against the Blueford’s for demanding justice for their son. If this evidence were so clearly damning, they likely would have released it months earlier.“‘First we want to know if it’s actually true,’ said Dan Siegel, former legal advisor to Mayor Jean Quan. The police have already lied to the press, claiming that Alan shot at Masso, which we now know is not true. Now they leak this item to the press because they think it will help their case, but we still can’t see the police report.“This latest action by the Oakland Police Department is yet another maneuver to avoid any accountability for the actions of Officer Miguel Masso, who should have never been hired in the first place. Masso faced brutality allegations during his previous tenure at the New York Police Department, a fact which did not stop OPD from hiring him.“It has never been explained why Masso shot himself in the foot with his own weapon, whether this was an accident that caused Masso to think he was shot or done on purpose to cover up the shooting. Additionally, Masso had absolutely no reason to stop Alan the night of May 6 in the first place.“OPD Chief Howard Jordan claimed that Masso thought Blueford and his friends had a concealed weapon or drugs, an incredible claim as these two items look nothing alike. More likely, Masso saw a group of young African-American men on the streets of Oakland late at night and assumed they were criminals and treated them as such.“The allegation that Alan’s fingerprints were on the gun says nothing about the events leading up to his murder. Whether he pointed the gun at Masso, or Masso even saw him holding it at all, will remain unverified until all the evidence in the case is released — something OPD has steadfastly refused to do.“‘We still want the police report. We still want Masso fired. We still want an end to stop-and-frisk practices in Oakland,’ said Adam Blueford, Alan’s father. ‘This doesn’t change anything for us. This is just another broken promise from the police that they need to be held accountable for.’“The Bluefords and their supporters will be attending the October 2 meeting of the Oakland City Council to once again demand justice for their son. For more info: www.justice4alanblueford.org”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Scam artists back posing as Irish Water officials

first_imgEmma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Previous articleLimerick’s winning Youth Choir seeks singersNext articleStrike notice served on Shannon Aerospace. Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSIrish WaterMusic Limerickscam artists Email Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area center_img Twitter Advertisement NewsScam artists back posing as Irish Water officialsBy Staff Reporter – February 18, 2014 587 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedin by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] people living alone are being targeted by scam artists posing as officials from Irish Water as Gardaí warn people to be extremely vigilant and not to hand over money or bank details at their front door.The warning comes in the wake of a reported scam where an elderly woman in Roxboro was conned out of a sum of money by a man pretending to be working for Irish Water.The man called to the woman’s house and said he was looking for money in connection with the roll out of the new water meters.Gardai say scams like this are on the rise and are usually carried out by well-dressed scam artists who claim to be from Irish Water or the Pensions Board.Garda Denise Haverty said that the man, described as being in his early 20s, called to the home of an elderly woman and said that in conjunction with the roll out of the water meters, he was requesting a sum of money to install a new water meter in the ladies home.”“This was a complete deception on a vulnerable member of the community and the man left the house with a sum of cash.”Gardaí said that they were reminding members of the public that a number of these type of scams are under investigation.last_img read more

Warming impacts potential germination of non-native plants on the Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe Antarctic Peninsula is under pressure from non-native plants and this risk is expected to increase under climate warming. Establishment and subsequent range expansion of non-native plants depend in part on germination ability under Antarctic conditions, but quantifying these processes has yet to receive detailed study. Viability testing and plant growth responses under simulated Antarctic soil surface conditions over an annual cycle show that 16 non-native species, including grasses, herbs, rushes and a succulent, germinated and continued development under a warming scenario. Thermal germination requirement (degree day sum) was calculated for each species and field soil-temperature recordings indicate that this is satisfied as far south as 72° S. Here, we show that the establishment potential of non-native species, in number and geographical range, is considerably greater than currently suggested by species distribution modelling approaches, with important implications for risk assessments of non-native species along the Antarctic Peninsula.last_img read more

Citla Energy launches exploration drilling program at the Istmo Salinas Basin

first_imgThe program will be developed in partnership with consortium members and operators Eni and Cairn Energy PLC, from the 4th quarter of 2019 through the 1st quarter of 2020 Image: Citla Energy launches exploration drilling program at the Istmo Salinas Basin. Photo: Courtesy of David Mark from Pixabay. Citla Energy, a Mexican independent oil company, announced the beginning of its exploration drilling program in shallow water in the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, at the prolific and under-explored Salinas del Istmo basin, the same region where top class field Zama was discovered in 2017 and where important discoveries such as Amoca-Mizton-Tecoalli and Hokchi are being developed.The program will be developed in partnership with consortium members and operators Eni and Cairn Energy PLC, from the 4th quarter of 2019 through the 1st quarter of 2020. The initial program includes three wells in contract areas 7 and 9 of Round 2.1. Together, such areas total 1,153 Km². Drilling will take place in 100 – 500 m water depth and 40 – 70 Km offshore of the Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco, with a total estimated investment of US $165 million. The results of this initial effort will determine next steps in this exploration campaign.Alberto Galvis, CEO, Citla Energy commented: “We are thrilled and proud to begin our exploration drilling program. The assets have huge potential and the project’s implementation is moving forward according to plan and contract terms”. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more