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Jun
20

Los esfuerzos de la Diócesis de Venezuela para acompañar a…

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Clara Villatoro Posted May 30, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Latin America Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Los esfuerzos de la Diócesis de Venezuela para acompañar a las comunidades en la crisis El trabajo pastoral en medio del caos político, la violencia y la escasez de alimentos es el día a día para los sacerdotes de la Diócesis de Venezuela. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags [Episcopal News Service] La rutina no es parte de la realidad venezolana. Cada día viene cargado de sorpresas. La comida y las medicinas escasean, la inflación aumenta pero los salarios no suben al mismo ritmo. Las marchas a favor y en contra del gobierno invaden las calles, a tal grado de que hay días en los que ir a trabajar o a estudiar resulta agotador. La situación no es diferente para la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana y sus feligreses.Es miércoles y el teléfono suena en las oficinas centrales de la Diócesis en Caracas, nadie contesta. Dos días antes, el 16 de mayo, el Gobierno aprobó extender las medidas excepcionales y continúa negándose a la posibilidad de un referéndum para revocar el mandato del Presidente. La acción del Gobierno ha generado marchas. En un lado de la capital se concentran los que se oponen al presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, y al otro lado los que muestran su apoyo al Gobierno.Es por esas protestas, justamente, que nadie responde al teléfono en las oficinas de la Iglesia. El tesorero de la Diócesis y coordinador de Educación Teológica, el Rdo. José Francisco Salazar, explica más tarde que, debido a la ubicación geográfica de las oficinas —justo en el centro de ambas concentraciones—, ha sido imposible llegar.“En el Centro Diocesano hay momentos en los que hemos tenido que suspender reuniones porque, con una protesta, cierran el metro y no se puede llegar. Si ya estamos aquí, nos quedamos encerrados. Nos toca esperar hasta muy tarde en la noche para poder salir”, explica Salazar.Venezuela enfrenta una realidad compleja. Las marchas demuestran lo polarizado que está el país y esa polarización muchas veces termina en violencia. La Iglesia ha decidido mantenerse al margen de lo político y dedicarse al trabajo directo en las comunidades.“Tratamos de apoyar todo lo que sea beneficioso para la comunidad pero respetando todas las ideologías del pueblo. Hemos tratado, en la medida de lo posible, de no involucrarnos en la parte política, sino en ayudar y respetar la dignidad del ser humano. Ese ha sido nuestro norte. Y el Obispo [Orlando Guerrero] ha sido bien tajante en ese sentido”, expresa el Rdo. Salazar.Pese a la suspensión de algunas actividades por el caos político, la labor pastoral sigue adelante. La Iglesia trata de responder a la realidad que vive el país, según comparte Salazar: “Nos ha tocado mediar en algunos casos; en otros, atender con consejería a las familias de víctimas de maltrato y violencia [política]. Los domingos, en general se respetan, casi no hay protestas, y se ofrecen los servicios de manera regular.”Unidos ante la escasezEn Venezuela diferentes medidas económicas y políticas de los últimos años han llevado a una escasez de los alimentos básicos y los medicamentos.  El informe semestral de perspectivas económicas del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI)  pronostica que la inflación de Venezuela llegará al 720% en 2016 y —si nada mejora— en 2017 podría llegar al 2.200%. El panorama económico es asfixiante. En el área de salud, el New York Times reportó el pasado 15 de mayo la falta de medicamentos básicos y la escasez de agua en algunos hospitales públicos, lo cual impide incluso lavar la sangre de los quirófanos.Para cumplir con su misión social y promover la ayuda mutua en las comunidades, las parroquias episcopales han organizado una red de apoyo para localizar alimentos básicos y medicinas.El funcionamiento es sencillo, los feligreses se turnan para  ir por los supermercados y farmacias de su ciudad y luego comunicar qué artículos de primera necesidad hay disponibles en cada zona. En las iglesias, las personas pueden anotar qué medicamento necesitan, se comparte la información en la red de contactos y si alguien lo encuentra (incluso en otra ciudad) lo compra.La distribución de alimentos y artículos de primera necesidad se realiza mediante la PDEVAL (Producción y Distribución Venezolana de Alimentos), por lo que no se pueden hacer envíos de medicamentos o comida por correo o servicios de mensajería. Es por ello que los feligreses coordinan viajes para poder entregar la medicina que han encontrado. Nada se hace de manera masiva.“La Iglesia está tratando de no perder su rol profético y evitar caer en la politiquería, preferimos que la gente sienta que sus sacerdotes están con ellos, que no son la élite que vive fuera sino que viven entre ellos,  que padecen como ellos lo que se vive aquí”, asegura Salazar.Su afirmación se refleja en el testimonio del propio obispo Orlando Guerrero, que padece de diabetes y, como todos los feligreses, incluye en las peticiones a la red de parroquias su propio medicamento.  “A veces la medicina de él no se consigue en Caracas, pero en otra región sí y cuando alguien viaja la trae, “ asegura el Rdo. Salazar.Ante la escasez de energía eléctrica, desde principios de abril, el Gobierno redujo la jornada laboral a tres días a la semana para los empleados públicos y a cuatro para los privados. Cuando alguien  de la feligresía no tiene día laboral se ofrece para este “trabajo social”.La Iglesia también ha permitido en algunas regiones que la PDEVAL realice la venta de alimentos junto al templo o en su estacionamiento, dado que esto genera menos desorden en la distribución. “Lo permitimos porque en la iglesia hay más respeto en la fila para la compra de alimentos. Ellos solo usan el estacionamiento”, matiza Salazar.Los enfrentamientos entre el presidente Maduro y la oposición son constantes. Las medidas excepcionales y el plan de ahorro de energía ha agudizado la polarización. Muchas veces las manifestaciones terminan en violencia. La semana pasada el secretario general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), Luis Almagro, publicó una carta abierta al presidente venezolano en la que le acusa sustraer el dinero del pueblo y mantener el poder contra la voluntad de los venezolanos.La carta se publicó el mismo día que llegó a Caracas el ex presidente español, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, en una misión mediadora junto con el ex presidente panameño Martín Torrijos y el ex mandatario dominicano Leonel Fernández. Luego de reunirse con el gobierno y la oposición, Zapatero aseguró en conferencia de prensa que hay voluntad política de ambos bandos. Pero, mientras se logra un acuerdo, los venezolanos siguen enfrentando el reto de sobrevivir frente a la escasez general y adaptarse a los constantes cambios políticos.— Clara Villatoro es una periodista que reside en El Salvador. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

Jun
17

Musholm extension / AART Architects

first_img 2015 Musholm extension / AART ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMusholm extension / AART Architects Year:  “COPY” Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776148/musholm-extension-aart-architects Clipboard Rehabilitation Center Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Kirstine Mengel+ 20 Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776148/musholm-extension-aart-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAART ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHealthcare ArchitectureHealthcarerehabilitation centerResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentExtensionKorsørDenmarkPublished on October 29, 2015Cite: “Musholm extension / AART Architects” 29 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save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 Musholm extension / AART Architects Area:  3200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyRehabilitation Center, Apartments, Extension•Korsør, Denmark Architects: AART Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Kirstine Mengel , Jens Markus Lindhe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Fox Belysning, PressalitDeveloper:The Danish muscular dystrophy foundationCollaboration:Keinicke & Overgaard ArchitectsLandscape Architect:UrbanLabEngineers:MOE and D & NUniversal Design Consultant:Karin BendixenCity:KorsørCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kirstine MengelText description provided by the architects. Supported by the biggest charitable foundations in Denmark, AART architects together with the Danish muscular dystrophy foundation has extended the resort by designing a new multi-purpose hall and 24 holiday homes. In the project, AART architects also have collaborated with Karin Bendixen, Keinicke & Overgaard Architects, UrbanLAB, MOE and D & N to set new standards for accessible architecture.Save this picture!© Jens Markus Lindhe“The extension brings to life our vision of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities on the basis of making room for differences. We bring new kinds of experiences to Musholm – including by challenging the traditional approach to accessible architecture.Save this picture!First Floor PlanInstead of erasing differences, we make space for a range of experiences, giving any visitor regardless of handicap the opportunity to engage in physical activities and extend their own boundaries,” explains Anders Tyrrestrup, partner at AART architects.Save this picture!© Jens Markus LindheThe multi-purpose hall is an example of how AART architects have integrated accessibility as a creative element to inspire and challenge users. Based on close dialogue with current and future users, the Danish practice has created such novel ideas as a 100 metre ‘experience ramp’, that winds its way around the hall, offering a wealth of activity zones and culminating in a viewing room from where Musholm’s location overlooking the sea and scenic landscape is revealed.Save this picture!© Jens Markus LindheThe multi-purpose hall is located at the heart of the resort, while the new holiday homes are located in its periphery.Save this picture!© Kirstine MengelDesigned as a circular building, the holiday homes adapt to the landscape and existing buildings and at the same time, the circular gesture provides shelter in the open landscape and accentuates a sense of community. The interaction with the scenic surroundings is underlined by the consistent use of wood. For instance, the facades on the hall and holiday homes are covered with larch wood, while the floors, walls and ceiling in the hall are covered with ash wood.Save this picture!© Kirstine MengelProject gallerySee allShow lessA Short History of Yekaterinburg’s Constructivist ArchitectureArchitecture NewsInnovation Center at Merck / HENNUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:4220 Korsør, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Denmarklast_img read more

May
31

Putting Inspection Under the Microscope

first_img November 8, 2019 1,042 Views Subscribe Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Home / Daily Dose / Putting Inspection Under the Microscope Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2019-11-08 Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Putting Inspection Under the Microscope Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Matt Jones is AVP of Operations for Mortgage Contracting Services LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry. In his role, Jones manages the Inspection Team, while also developing processes and providing reporting. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Previous: Fannie and Freddie Increase Foreclosure Prevention Actions Next: Tracking Delinquency Shifts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of DS News, now available onlineInspections are a complex and solid backbone to the property preservation process. The many intricacies and unknown factors can often make the process challenging. Lenders face obstacles daily to keep properties up to code, and inspections are the first step toward achieving that goal.One of the most understated factors in inspections is how small of a view the vendors have when considering a home. They are simply taking a snapshot of a moment in time, with no knowledge of the life of the loan before that point. When considering an occupancy inspection, one would assume that it’s fairly cut and dried. Just send a vendor to confirm vacancy or occupancy, right? Not exactly. The work of an inspector is not for the faint of heart.More Than Meets the EyeVendors often find themselves face-to-face with danger in an attempt to get a clear idea of the status of a property. Anything from squatters to distressed borrowers could stand on the other side of the door, keeping them on their toes at all times. Of course, there are reliable indicators of occupancy: lights on in the home, animals barking inside, toys in the yard, seasonally appropriate decorations on the home, and the most trustworthy—visual observation of individuals in the home. If only all inspections were always so easy.Many factors are misleading when occupancy inspections are performed. Does the home have a well-maintained lawn? On first thought, this would be a good indicator that the home is occupied and cared for. However, many servicers and vendors are finding this clue to be less reliable when considering the prevalence of HOAs and neighbors invested in keeping their blocks well maintained. Trash cans are out, so this must mean that a homeowner resides inside. Not always—maybe the neighbor did a round of spring cleaning and needed a few extra trash cans to save a trip to the dump, so they borrowed from the unoccupied home next door. Even the trusty meter-reading method can prove challenging if meters are located in a secure backyard. This doesn’t even begin to touch on the obstacles that condos, gated communities, and rural homes present.A vendor’s inability to lay eyes on a property impedes their ability to report any information of substance. So many indicators that would initially point to an occupied property could lead to challenges in registering the property as vacant within designated timelines. Recent regulations have changed in terms of investor requirements for when inspections are required. Previously, lenders were expected to perform an initial inspection starting on the 45th day of delinquency, but some investors now start inspections on day 60. These fluctuating timelines have not only caused a decline in inspections ordered, but could also pose a risk to mortgage companies if properties in designated areas are not viewed in a timely manner.So, when should out-of-cycle inspections be ordered? We all know that insurance companies have a strict set of guidelines for how claims are processed and paid, making the need for an accurate idea of occupancy even more important. High-risk or high-crime areas are a hot topic in the inspections field. The Department of Housing and Urban Development no longer requires blanket inspections in previously designated areas. The responsibility of identifying high-risk areas and adjusting inspection timelines now falls on individual lenders, and each servicer is different.Additionally, many mortgage companies suppress inspections for factors such as bankruptcy or loss mitigation, which often leads to additional time without knowledge of the state of the property. In counties such as Los Angeles, Oakland, and Vallejo, California, as well as in Neptune, New Jersey, the municipalities require monthly inspections while the property is registered, therefore making inspection of the home compulsory even in the face of lender-imposed holds in certain areas. These requirements, while useful in the fight to maintain homes in high-risk ZIP codes, can lead to fines down the road if servicers or vendors fail to follow the guidelines set forth by the individual counties.Dealing With DisastersDisaster inspections are in a class of their own. There is virtually no way of preparing for or gauging the severity of natural disasters, but being proactive in filing claims is key, particularly when homes are vacant or evacuated. Whether the damage is caused by a storm surge, as with Hurricane Katrina, or flooding as with Hurricane Harvey, every natural disaster poses a new obstacle for lenders and vendors alike. Each storm is unique and wipes the slate clean of expectations.When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding areas in 2005, thousands of homes were abandoned due to mandatory evacuations, leaving properties closed for months and sustaining immense mold and water damage. In contrast, residents in the path of Harvey in 2017 were allowed access to homes in a much more timely manner, granting residents, neighbors, and volunteers from around the country to access homes and remove drywall to prevent mold and further damage. Additionally, in the face of challenging times for delinquent borrowers, lenders have a unique opportunity to step in and assist with inspections to assist with filing claims proactively for mortgagees current on their loans. This added level of customer service furthers the likelihood of achieving the best possible outcome after a disaster.Despite all of the challenges that the inspections process present, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. The quicker and more accurate the inspection, the less risk that property holds. When lenders, service providers, and inspection vendors all work together, an ultimate goal is achieved; ensuring communities are preserved by lessening neighborhood blight. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Matt Jones Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

May
24

Library learning

first_img Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Colvin said that progress reports have gone out and many of the students have made major improvements since enrolling in the Troy Public Library tutorial program.“We are extremely proud of the success of the tutorial program and it is due to the dedication and commitment of the tutors and the working relationships they build with their students,” she said. “We have seen an increase in the Exit exam rates for those who participate in the program. Most of the tutors volunteer many more hours than is required by their classes. The rewards in seeing a young person’s grades improve and their confidence grow are great.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Adilynn Ryan found favor with the big, plush horse donated to the Troy Public Library by Wells Fargo.TPL tutorial program earns two-fold benefitsWhen the sky opens and the rain falls, the best place to be is at home snug and warm.The next best place to be is nestled in at the library with a good book.On Monday afternoon, there was a lot of nestling at the Troy Public Library. Sponsored Content Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Library learning Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 11, 2013 By Jaine Treadwell Next UpYoung patrons were busy giving a voice to puppets at the library’s puppet theater or hugs to the new plush horse donated by Wells Fargo or just browsing for a book to read. However, most of the busyness was the working of young minds in the library’s 10-year and counting tutoring program. Downstairs and upstairs, volunteer tutors from Troy University were working with students of all ages in an effort to help them improve their understanding of specific subject matter and, therefore, their grades in school.“Right now, we have close to 100 volunteer tutors who work with students on different days and at different times,” said Teresa Colvin, children’s librarian. “Most of our university tutors are education majors but we also have bio-medical majors, history and math majors. We have sorority members who tutor and we also have members of the soccer team tutoring this semester. They all want to have experience working one-on-one with students. Tutoring gives them experience working with young people and it also helps make them more rounded individuals.”Colvin said the students tutor in many different areas from elementary reading to calculus.“We have a tutor for whatever the needs are,” she said. “We have very dedicated tutors and eager and willing learners.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Running to remember Shep and Brittany Shephard Pugh were killed in an automobile crash in March 2011. The Troy Junior Women’s League is… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

May
12

Charlton reviews

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Trainer and writer John Charlton leafs through the latest training book toland on his deskMany parents will agree with the statement ‘you can lead a boy to a book butyou cannot make him read’. So when I tell my children how every fortnight insecondary school I had to learn a different poem by heart, they ask: “Whywould anyone want to do that?” I answer: “Because if I didn’t, and I was unable to recite a verse, Iwas caned!” That was accelerated learning 1960s-style. New generation accelerated learning must be – apart from the poison-tipumbrella – Bulgaria’s only notable export. Developed by psychiatrist GeorgiLozanov in the 1970s, it advocates using a mix of learning modes that appeal tothe full range of senses. The idea being that techniques which bring sight,smell, hearing, etc into play make learning more memorable. Lex McKee, a Tony Buzan disciple, expands on this theme in his book TheAccelerated Trainer. But while Buzan fans will appreciate McKee’s weaving ofaccelerated learning techniques, others will find it distracting. And there is much that is distracting about this book, most obviously theuse of cartoons on every page and mind maps at the end of each section. Thesedraw the eye away from the words, which requires the reader’s full attention inorder to comprehend McKee’s demanding writing style. He makes assertions, dressed up as fact, which many will find puzzling. Forexample, when talking about “clearing the mind for learning”, McKeesays: “The process revolves around the natural organising principles ofour working memory. In short, we can only multi-task five to nine concepts orseven plus-or-minus two (7±2) before our `system’ crashes.” Answers on apostcard, please… Those who like to probe deeper into the psychology of learning and trainingand who appreciate a semi-academic writing style will find much to ponder inthis book. Trainers who are looking for clear and practical advice should seekout the appendix. The Accelerated Trainer, by Lex McKee, Gower Publishing, ISBN0-566-08077-X, £45. Comments are closed. Charlton reviewsOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img
May
8

Las Vegas Golden Knights honor victims from last year’s mass shooting

first_imgApril 1, 2018 /Sports News – National Las Vegas Golden Knights honor victims from last year’s mass shooting FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Before the start of Saturday night’s game, the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights honored the 58 victims from the Oct. 1 shooting.Team owner Bill Foley, general manager George McPhee and defenseman Deryk Engelland stood alongside the family of victim Neysa Tonks, which was there to represent the families of the 58 killed in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting on the Las Vegas strip, as the team raised a gold and black “Vegas Strong” banner to the rafters above T-Mobile Arena.The banner displayed the names of the 58 victims, along with 58 stars.“Tonight, we fly 58 stars in the sky as a reminder that the 58 will always be with us,” the arena’s announcer said as the banner was rising.The team also took to Twitter, writing, “The 58 will always be with us #VegasStrong.”The Golden Knights also retired jersey No. 58 to honor the victims because “the Las Vegas Golden Knights have decided that the number 58 will never be worn,” according to the arena’s announcer.Along with the jersey retirement and banner, the Sin City team lit up the ice with the names of the victims.This isn’t the first time the team honored the victims of the shooting. During their home opener on Oct. 10, 2017, the Golden Knights lit up the ice with the names of the victims and kept the boards along the ice advertisement-free, instead writing “Vegas Strong.”There were 58 people killed and hundreds more injured when gunman Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire on a country music festival from the Mandalay Bay Hotel across the street. Paddock killed himself while authorities closed in on his hotel room. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.The expansion Knights are wrapping up a historic first season. They beat the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night to improve to 50-22-7 on the season. The team clinched first in the Pacific Division on Saturday, and their 107 points are second in the Western Conference.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

May
8

Scoreboard roundup — 12/23/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCleveland 121, Atlanta 118Orlando 103, Chicago 95Philadelphia 125, Detroit 109Indiana 120, Toronto 115 — OTWashington 121, New York 115Miami 107, Utah 104San Antonio 145, Memphis 115Denver 113, Phoenix 111Houston 113, Sacramento 104New Orleans 102, Portland 94Golden State 113, Minnesota 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEToronto 8, Carolina 6Minnesota 3, Calgary 0Boston 7, Washington 3Columbus 3, NY Islanders 2Philadelphia 5, NY Rangers 1Tampa Bay 6, Florida 1Ottawa 3, Buffalo 1Nashville 3, Arizona 2Montreal 6, Winnipeg 2New Jersey 7, Chicago 1St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 1Vancouver 4, Edmonton 2Colorado 7, Vegas 3NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEGreen Bay 23, Minnesota 10TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLDayton 81, Grambling St. 53Washington 72, Hawaii 61Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/23/19 Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

May
4

US Navy funds dual-band decoy system demonstrations

first_img Photo: Photo. BAE Systems The US Navy has awarded Raytheon and BAE Systems contracts to demonstrate their technologies for the development of a modern towed decoy for the F/A-18 E/F over the next 27 months.The technology protects pilots by emitting signals across extended frequencies to counter advancing threats, convincing hostile weapon systems that the real target is the decoy, not the aircraft.Raytheon has received $33 million to develop a decoy that would be based on the ALE-50 system that has been deployed in protection of US and allied aircraft.BAE Systems got $36.7 million to demonstrate a system based on the ALE-55 FOTD.“ALE-55 FOTD is a reliable, high-powered jamming system with years of mission success on the F/A-18E/F and extensive flight-testing on a variety of aircraft. Under this new Dual Band Decoy contract, our focus will be building upon the ALE-55’s proven performance in order to defeat the threats of tomorrow,” said Tom McCarthy, Dual Band Decoy Program Director at BAE Systems. View post tag: F/A-18E/F View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: dual band decoy Share this articlelast_img read more

May
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ANTI-TRUMP RIOTS AND AMERICA’S LOST GENERATION

first_imgBy Susan Stamper BrownWatching the recent anti-Trump post-victory riots on television and the temper tantrums on social media, it’s become obvious that, without Divine intervention, the ever-fearful Millennial generation will become known as America’s Lost Generation.As someone who has been forced to face a few of her biggest fears against her will, I can say with some authority that while everything you fear will probably never come to pass, those things which do can make you better. Safe spaces are the last thing these crybabies need.During his first inaugural address in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to fear before a justifiably fear-ridden nation during the Great Depression telling them, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”Depression-era Americans were dealing with real fears like massive unemployment, homelessness and starvation. Families lucky enough to have jobs lost 40 percent of their income. Many people lost all their savings when banks collapsed, leaving millions homeless and hungry and resulting in a 50 percent rise in parents turning their kid’s over to custodial institutions to prevent starvation.Additionally, upwards of 250,000 kids too young to leave home hitchhiked or rode the train rails in search of work or a better place to survive, unlike today’s coddled snowflakes blessed with full bellies and equipped with the latest iPhones who are currently in meltdown mode due to groundless fears over a duly elected president.After the election, despondent snowflakes lit up social media with fear-filled updates about the world ending and how a Trump presidency would ignite racism. Meanwhile, many so-called “love trumps hate” Trump haters were burning cities, vandalizing cars and attacking innocent bystanders, sometimes simply because they were white, or, God forbid, Republican.A fear of offending peers also caused them to remain silent when Twitter accounts erupted with calls for the assassination of president-elect Trump and vice president-elect Pence. The idea that blacks can be racist too is lost on them, even after viewing the YouTube video of a mob of black thugs pummeling an elderly white man to the ground, savagely delivering repeated blows to his head while voices in the background taunted, “You voted Donald Trump…Beat his a**… Don’t vote Trump.”Our snowflakes also acknowledge fear over Trump’s take on immigration, although their coolest president ever, President Obama, “deported more people than any other president’s administration in history,”ABC News reports.Evidently, some are so frightened by Trump’s victory they believe people must die, like the young Latina woman on cable news who said, “There will be casualties on both sides…because people have to die…Trump, enough with your racism. Stop splitting families. Don’t split my family.” Apparently, because he’s black, Obama can’t be labeled “racist” for deporting more than 2.5 million people between 2009 and 2015.Trump’s words about borders and legal immigration send our delicate snowflakes into their respective safe spaces when they aren’t throwing temper-tantrums. They have no clue their safe spaces aren’t safe if ISIS sympathizers come calling as they’ve vowed to do. They fear a man who promises to make their safe spaces safer when he curtails the terrorism that’s skyrocketed domestically and worldwide under Obama.Apart from a relative few, logic and rational thought is all but lost on what is at this point, America’s Lost Generation. Especially compared to America’s Greatest Generation, whose young people faced real fears, survived the Great Depression, then lined up in droves to fight in World War II. Or like the Generation Xers who were predominately the major heroes after the September 11 terrorist attacks as leaders of Flight 93’s revolt, first responders in New York City and patriots who joined the military to fight.In sharp contrast and just as FDR alluded in his fateful first speech, too many Millennials have allowed “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror” to prevent “needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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South Bend, St. Joseph County under Travel Watch, more confirmed cases of COVID-19

first_img (Photo Supplied/City of South Bend) UPDATE: Story has been updated to clarify that Travel Watch covers all of St. Joseph CountySouth Bend Mayor James Mueller announced this morning that due to an increase in cases in South Bend he is making an emergency declaration, and placing a travel watch on the city. The Travel Watch is also in effect for all of St. Joseph County.That means that starting at 2pm residents should NOT be leaving their homes for anything other than essential travel. Essential travel is considered travel for work, grocery or food, or taking care of medical needs.DETAILS ON TRAVEL STATUS CAN BE FOUND HEREDuring his press conference it was also announced that St. Joseph County is now up to 5 confirmed cases. We have more details throughout the day.The City of South Bend has created a new COVID-19 update page on their website: https://southbendin.gov/covid-19-resources-support/ By Carl Stutsman – March 19, 2020 7 3063 Twitter Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp South Bend, St. Joseph County under Travel Watch, more confirmed cases of COVID-19 Previous articleWhitmer calls for changes in Michigan child care process to help with pandemic challengesNext articleGov. Holcomb orders all Indiana schools closed through May 1 Carl Stutsman Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more