Anglican Communion gives thanks for Nigerian archbishop’s release

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events By ACNS staffPosted Sep 16, 2013 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Comments (1) Anglican Communion gives thanks for Nigerian archbishop’s release Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion has given thanks to God for the safe release of the Church of Nigeria’s second most senior cleric, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey.Provincial Dean Kattey and his wife were kidnapped more than a week ago by armed men near their residence in the southern city of Port Harcourt. Mrs Kattey was later abandoned by the kidnappers. Kattey is the archbishop of Niger Delta Province and the bishop of Niger Delta North.Statements of concern and prayers were issued around the Anglican Communion, not least from the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby who has visited Nigeria many times.According to police spokesperson Angela Agabe, Kattey was released by his captors at around 6.30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, behind a filling station at Eleme in Rivers State.One news report stated that the Ven. Israel Omosioni, archdeacon of Eleme Archdeaconary, told Nigerian journalists that the archbishop was looking “hale and hearty” despite his ordeal.Omosoni also revealed that his kidnappers had even given him N200 to to pay for his transport home.From the moment the news broke on Saturday, members of the Anglican Communion expressed thanks and relief for the archbishop’s safe return.A statement on the archbishop of Canterbury’s website said he “gave thanks” following the release of the Nigerian archbishop.Bishop of Cameroon Dibo Elango wrote, “His Grace… is back home. We thank God Almighty. All Glory to the Lord, in the name of our Lord Jesus. Amen.”Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese in Europe, the Rt. Rev. David Hamid, said, “We give thanks for his freedom and return to his wife, family and church community.”Expression of thanks to God that the cleric had been returned safely also appeared on a range of social media sites from Anglicans and Episcopalians in countries including Canada, the U.S., England and across the African continent. Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

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eBay reduces minimum donation to charities

first_imgThe company said that more than 60 per cent of all seller donations are currently under £10 and MissionFish will deduct significantly less for smaller donations, and slightly more from larger gifts. So far more than 1,000 charities have signed up to benefit from donations and are also able to sell their own items. There is no minimum donation or MissionFish deductions for charities selling items themselves.Changes take effect from 28 September and eBay said it would be announcing major charity campaigns in the near future for the eBay community to get involved in. eBay has announced changes to its ‘eBay for Charity’ programme that allows sellers to donate between 10 and 100 per cent of the proceeds form a sale to charity.To date, sellers have been asked to give a minimum of £5 if their listing sells and this has now been reduced to £2 to include more sellers with smaller items for sale. The minimum MissionFish deduction will be reduced to 40p for a £2 donation and Mission Fish will no longer take any deductions from the Gift Aid it collects for charities from donations.eBay will continue to donate the same percentage of final value fees as the seller donates of their sale price. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital eBay reduces minimum donation to charities  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 20 September 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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African-American and Palestine liberation

first_imgA series of opinion articles have been published recently in Newsweek contradictorily condemning and praising the Barack Obama administration’s efforts to reassure the state of Israel that United States imperialism is on its side all the way in suppressing and eliminating the Palestinian people. The authors go so far as to caution Obama against drawing any comparison between the plight of African Americans and the Palestinian struggle for national liberation.Such an editorial slant reveals that the shapers of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East are concerned about growing support for Palestine in the U.S., especially among African Americans and their allies.Israeli foreign policy is a by-product of the overall imperialist designs of Washington and Wall Street in the region. Not only is it necessary to maintain the settler-colonial state in Palestine as a bulwark of Pentagon and NATO military strategy, but it is also important to continue the domination of Egypt and other states in North Africa and the Middle East.Successive U.S. administrations have waged wars against the people of Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Sudan. Consequently, any notion of a lessening of support for Israel flies in the face of the annual multibillion-dollar subsidy to Tel Aviv, along with the transfer of arms and other military technology that is tested on the Palestinian people in Gaza and the other occupied territories.Efforts are underway to make the recent national elections in Israel a representation of the uncertainty of the domination by conservative forces centered around Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. Nonetheless, the uneasiness of the Obama administration about Democratic Party and U.S. policy in general toward Israel is partly to blame for the appearance of differences of approach to the Palestinian Authority and the Islamic Republic of Iran.According to a May 24 Newsweek magazine article titled “Tel Aviv Diary” written by Marc Shulman, “The one person who seems unwilling to accept the results of the election here appears to be the current occupant of the White House and other members of his administration. President Barack Obama has been exceptionally harsh in his criticism, which is starting to create a backlash among Israelis.”The question is: backlash against what? Obama has continued the same imperialist agenda throughout the region and is providing firm support to the current war against Yemen waged by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council alliance.Public opinion in the U.S. is increasingly in favor of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination and statehood. Demonstrations during the summer of 2014 against the Israeli Defense Forces’ massive bombing and ground incursion into Gaza were the largest protests in history against these repeated genocidal acts.African Americans and U.S. foreign policyBoth African-American and Palestinian peoples suffer from national oppression and efforts aimed at genocidal removal by the racist governmental structures in both states.During 2014, when the U.S. witnessed the largest Palestine solidarity demonstrations ever in response to the bombing and ground invasion of Gaza, African-American youth played a prominent role in these actions. Both Palestinians and African Americans spoke out clearly of their common struggle, from Gaza and the West Bank to Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore.In Detroit demonstrations during “Operation Protective Edge” — in which the Israeli Defense Forces pounded Gaza and escalated repressive measures against Palestinians living in the West Bank — signs appeared demanding water for the people of both Gaza and Detroit. Weekly protests at the Detroit Water Sewerage Department known as “Freedom Fridays” during the summer of 2014 often joined rallies and marches taking place outside the Federal Courthouse in solidarity with Palestine. At this same time the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings were still being litigated in federal court. This was the most significant municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.Expressing concern about the more vocal opinion in support of Palestine among African Americans and its potential impact on electoral politics in the U.S., with a national election looming during 2016, Shulman wrote in the June 3 issue of Newsweek: “Of course, if Obama wants to have any chance of swaying Israeli opinion, he needs to decouple his view of the ‘plight’ of the Palestinians from that of African-Americans in the United States. It is true that both groups have been, and are, discriminated against, and certainly both groups have suffered.“However, the historic analogy between the two is very weak. African-Americans were taken as captives from their homes and kept as slaves until a civil war freed them. Many African-Americans endured a century or more of discrimination, even after the Civil War ended.”Weren’t the Palestinians driven from their homes by the Israeli state with the full backing of the U.S. and the imperialist nations? Both Africans in the U.S. and the Palestinians have been subjected to national oppression involving mass killings and forced removal from urban and rural areas.In a failed attempt to draw such a distinction between the history and conditions of Africans and Palestinians, the same author writes, “The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a traditional nationalistic conflict, with two peoples claiming the same land. This conflict would have ended long ago if Palestinians had agreed to any of the previously offered compromise solutions.”Such an argument is reminiscent of the racist newspaper editorials which blame Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray and others for their own deaths. Similar are those reports describing African Americans involved in militant demonstrations against police terrorism and judicial impunity as “thugs” for engaging in the destruction of property and self-defense tactics against law-enforcement agencies.These victims of settler colonialism and institutional racism are somehow expected to acquiesce to oppression in favor of the continuation and worsening of their social plight.There is a firm political basis for the connection linking apartheid, Jim Crow and Zionism in its present and historic forms. Israel has inflicted racist treatment on the Palestinians, but also against those from Africa who have migrated to the country.In recent years, attacks against African immigrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia have gotten international media attention. Netanyahu recently met with an African IDF soldier who was attacked by police for racist reasons. Yet what Netanyahu and his cohorts do not mention is that his political coalition has deliberately exploited racist attitudes and social policies toward Palestinians and Africans in order to maintain control over a settler state that is losing support even within the U.S. and of course throughout the broader international community.Both the U.S. and Israel are facing growing opposition internally and globally. These racist and nationally oppressive states can only rely on military might and the economic dominance of imperialism to provide any semblance of a secured future.Greater solidarity between Palestine and African Americans will be an important factor in the burgeoning struggle against imperialism. Whether the White House, Congress and Wall Street recognize or accept this shifting situation, it is inevitable, and will change the course of history in support of the oppressed and working people of the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Communities prepare for Limerick in Bloom judging

first_imgPrint Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Email NewsCommunities prepare for Limerick in Bloom judgingBy Staff Reporter – July 28, 2014 686 center_img Previous article#newmusic Tigwara release ‘New Day Rises’ remixNext articleLimerick establishments listed as gold medal finalists Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Facebook 46 communities from across County Limerick are busily preparing for the judging stages of the 7th annual Limerick in Bloom competition which takes place later this week and during next week.Limerick City & County Council, in conjunction with the JP McManus Charitable Foundation, host the competition as a motivational mechanism for the many small local based groups throughout Limerick to enhance the visual impact of their settlements by means of flower, tree and shrub planting.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This year’s participating community groups will be seeking to emulate the success of last year’s overall winner, Athea Tidy Towns and category winners, Ardpatrick Tidy Towns, Cappamore Estates Committee and Castleconnell Tidy Towns.Limerick in Bloom 2014 features 7 community groups participating in the competition for the first time, namely Elton Tidy Towns, Dromcollogher Tidy Towns, Abbefeale Tidy Towns, The Village Residents, Springfield Residents Association, Slugaire Residents Association and St Ita’s Voluntary Housing Association.According to Mr. Kieran Lehane, Director of Services, Environment: “Despite a stormy start to 2014, the largely fine weather during the summer has assisted Limerick’s communities prepare for this year’s competition and it has also helped to further enhance the physical appearance of many of the county’s towns and villages. The Council, with the support of the JP McManus Charitable Foundation, is delighted to have played its part in this process,”Mr Lehane added: “This annual awards scheme is a celebration of all that is good about community spirit in Limerick. I want to acknowledge the work being carried out by community groups and residents associations and thank them for their valuable contribution to their respective housing estates, villages, and towns.”Competition categories are based on population size with a first, second and third prize in each category. Category 1 features villages with a population less than 300, Category 2 is for population centres of between 300 and 700 people, Category 3 caters for towns and villages with a population in excess of 700, and Category 4 includes Housing Estates and Community Areas.The participants in Limerick in Bloom 2014 are:CATEGORY 1 – Anglesborough Tidy Towns Committee, Ardagh Development Association, Ardpatrick Tidy Towns, Broadford Development Association, Croagh Community Council, Elton Tidy Towns, Feenagh (Corrandeel Vol. Housing Association), Galbally Tidy Towns, Glenbrohane Tidy Towns Group, Kilfinny Community Council, Killeedy Parish Community Project, Kilmeedy Community Development Group Ltd., Kilteely Tidy Towns Association, Knockainey Tidy Towns, Nicker Village, Old Pallas Residents Association and Strand Tidy Towns.CATEGORY 2 – Athea Tidy Towns Committee, Ballyneety Tidy Towns, Kilfinane Tidy Towns, Oola Tidy Towns and Pallasgreen Residents Association.CATEGORY 3 – Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns, Adare Tidy Towns, Askeaton Heritage and Tidy Towns Association, Bruff Tidy Towns, Castleconnell Tidy Towns, Clarina Tidy Towns, Croom Community Development, Dromcollogher Tidy Towns, Kilmallock Tidy Towns, Hospital Tidy Towns and Patrickswell Tidy Towns.CATEGORY 4 – Cappamore Estates Committee, Drombanna Day Care & Voluntary Housing, Forest View Residents, Garanbawn Residents Committee, Gilmartin Park Residents Association, Glencairin Residents Association, Glin Homes for the Elderly, Hospital Voluntary Housing Association, Kilteely/Dromkeen Housing Association, Kilteragh Residents Association, Springfield Residents Association, Slugáire Residents Association, St. Ita’s Voluntary Housing Association and The Village Residents.Further information relating to ‘Limerick in Bloom’ is available from the Environment section of Limerick County Council on 061-496214.last_img read more

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Weld North Education Acquires BookheadEd Learning, Developer of Award-Winning StudySync Digital-First Core Curriculum

first_img Weld North Education Acquires BookheadEd Learning, Developer of Award-Winning StudySync Digital-First Core Curriculum Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook Twitter SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Weld North Education (“WNE”), the largest provider of K–12 digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of BookheadEd Learning (“BookheadEd”), a developer of engaging and effective digital-first curriculum for districts and schools worldwide. BookheadEd develops dynamic, multimedia academic content that leverages advanced technology solutions for education, including the award-winning StudySync, a comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) program for grades 6-12, and SyncBlasts, a cross-curricular, inquiry-based reading and writing solution to promote critical thinking and research skills. The acquisition and integration of BookheadEd and StudySync is a significant and important milestone for Weld North Education as it advances the Company’s vision and mission to deliver on the promise of digital-first core curriculum, which today is a $3 billion market in the U.S. alone. BookheadEd, and its brands StudySync and SyncBlasts, are used by over three million students. “Our mission from the beginning has been to create a set of digital learning tools and solutions that unlock the power of data to enhance and focus the learning experiences for students, teachers and parents. With a focus on developing core curriculum for the K-12 classroom, the acquisition of BookheadEd is a big step forward towards this goal,” said Jonathan Grayer, Founder and CEO of Weld North Education. “BookheadEd has long been a champion of creatively improving and enriching the learning experience and depth of student engagement through technology, video and multimedia, and StudySync sets the standard for a truly digital-first, core ELA curriculum. The talented BookheadEd team shares our commitment to transforming classrooms with innovative and interactive products that engage students and empower educators to focus on the specific needs of each child.” BookheadEd products are accessible from any device and are designed to enhance student engagement by leveraging multimedia and addressing real-world topics relevant to students. Teachers benefit from flexible and accessible digital and print resources to support their planning and teaching. From a single, easy-to-navigate platform, educators have the ability to easily assess and track student performance, provide feedback, and implement differentiated lesson plans. StudySync, BookheadEd’s flagship product, offers powerful digital instruction that brings together centuries of fiction and nonfiction texts with video and other multimedia elements—including daily blasts styled after familiar social media channels, peer-to-peer collaboration modules, and dramatic readings—to provide students with media-rich learning experiences that advance their reading, writing and critical thinking skills. StudySync has been adopted in California and Texas, and is currently under consideration in the Florida ELA adoption process. “Accessible and engaging digital resources are more important now than ever and being a part of WNE is an excellent opportunity to expand the power of digital learning for teachers and students everywhere,” said StudySync founder Robert Romano. “Our core values and goals of creating forward-thinking digital content, putting the student experience first, seeing engagement as essential to learning, and providing an accessible experience make this combination a perfect strategic fit, and I am excited about our future as a part of WNE.” Over the last decade, WNE has invested broadly in bringing innovative and accessible digital curriculum capabilities to a broader base of students across the entire K–12 landscape. BookheadEd Learning is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions including social and emotional learning program Purpose Prep and LearnZillion, a leading provider of K–12 high-quality digital-first core curriculum, best known for making high-quality curriculum more widely accessible to educators. About Weld North Education Weld North Education (WNE), the largest digital education company in the U.S., was founded in 2010 with the goal of creating a focused suite of digital curriculum capabilities and resources that enable teachers, administrators, parents and students to benefit from innovative learning technologies. Over the last decade, WNE has expanded its mission by investing broadly in the development of researched-based digital curriculum capabilities to engage and support PreK-12 students and educators. WNE’s flagship brands include Edgenuity, provider of online courseware and intervention solutions; Imagine Learning, provider of digital supplemental curriculum in literacy, language and mathematics; and LearnZillion, provider of high-quality digital-first core curriculum. WNE has made additional investments in innovative education brands: SEL course provider Purpose Prep and digital curriculum company Glynlyon, Inc. Read more about Weld North Education at www.weldnorthed.com. About BookheadEd Learning BookheadEd Learning, based in Sonoma, California, provides a pathway to the great ideas that have come down to us throughout the ages, leveraging technology, video, multimedia, and a rich library of classic and modern texts to bring those ideas to life. StudySync, the company’s award-winning flagship product, uses web-delivered educational tools – including mobile platforms and social networking —to provide relevance to students while helping teachers meet the demands of the Common Core Standards. StudySync inspires higher levels of reading, writing, critical thinking, academic discourse and peer-to-peer collaboration through a blend of time-honored best teaching practices and the latest educational technology. For more information about BookheadEd Learning and its StudySync educational platform, visit www.studysync.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005421/en/ CONTACT: Media: Amanda Coyle Sloane & Company [email protected] 212-446-1867 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ARIZONA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY PRIMARY/SECONDARY SOURCE: Weld North Education Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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COMREG issues advice on mobile phone scam

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Facebook Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Google+ Previous articleLYIT lose by two points in DundalkNext articleGardai release description of suspect in vicious assault in Letterkenny News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford The Communications Regulator is warning the public about an international phone scam, that seems to be targetting Irish numbers.Thousands of people across Donegal and the country are recieving missed calls from numbers in Chad, Liberia and the east African island of Comoros.It’s thought the numbers operate on a premium rate that could end up inflating your phone bill.Tom Butler from Comreg, has this advice if you see an unusual international number calling you:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/bogus.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows COMREG issues advice on mobile phone scam By News Highland – October 18, 2017 last_img read more

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Serena Williams debuts new high-fashion outfit for 2019 French Open

first_imgMay 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams debuts new high-fashion outfit for 2019 French Open Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images(PARIS) — If anyone thought Serena Williams would tame her fashion after last year’s French Open catsuit controversy, she proved them wrong.Williams, 37, took to the court Monday for her debut match at the 2019 French Open in her designer, superhero-inspired outfit. Williams chose to go without the look’s dramatic cape though to face off against Russian player Vitalia Diatchenko, whom she defeated 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.Williams’ full French Open look, a collaboration between Nike and designer Virgil Abloh, is not your average tennis skirt.It features ruffles, a crop top, black and white print and the cape — reportedly with the words “Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess” printed on it in French — that gives it a superhero vibe.It follows last year’s controversy that saw Williams wear a Black Panther-inspired bodysuit earlier to mark her return to her first major tournament since giving birth to her daughter in 2017.Williams, who dealt with life-threatening postpartum complications related to a pulmonary embolism, said the fitted suit was designed to protect her against blood clots.She also used the catsuit as a form of inspiration for other moms, writing on Instagram, “Catsuit anyone? For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy—here you go. If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!!”While Williams’ catsuit won’t be seen again at the French Open, her boldness did help score a victory for female tennis players.The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) now allows for leggings and mid-thigh length compression shorts to be worn with or without a skirt, shorts or dress. The WTA’s rules only apply to regular tournaments, not to the four Grand Slam tournaments, including the French Open, which each have their own set of rules.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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INSURV to Inspect USS Theodore Roosevelt

first_img View post tag: News by topic Under INSURV, the Navy inspects its ships to ensure proper function of all equipment and systems, every three to six years.“INSURV, as tough and as thorough as it is, ultimately looks at how well we are performing. It also gives us a guide for what to look for and helps identify trends among the other ships in the fleet,” said Lt. Cmdr. Angela Lefler, INSURV coordinator aboard TR.In 1865, Congress mandated that each ship will have a board of officials perform an inspection every three to six years to ensure all systems are functioning at the intended level.TR invited the INSURV Assist Team onboard to evaluate the ship’s progress and provide feedback on how to move forward.“INSURV is usually viewed as a negative process due to the amount of discrepancies and small problems identified throughout the process,” said Dan Milligan, INSURV Assist Team leader. “INSURV is a chance to create a safer work environment by taking a hard look at key systems for damage control, firefighting, emergencies and crew comfort.”Teamwork has helped the crew prepare for the upcoming INSURV. Sailors in each department took ownership of their spaces and made sure to handle all hits and items that were wrong, said Milligan.“I have been through 22 different INSURVs, and I can say that this ship has come a long way in a short amount of time,” said Milligan. “The individual departments have really come together and become one team to tackle all of the issues that arise.”INSURV feedback reports help the ship improve work environments and living conditions, as well as ensure the ship is ready to defend the nation whenever called upon.[mappress]Press Release, June 05, 2014; Image: US Navy Authorities View post tag: Naval June 5, 2014 View post tag: INSURV Back to overview,Home naval-today INSURV to Inspect USS Theodore Roosevelt View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Share this article INSURV to Inspect USS Theodore Roosevelt View post tag: Inspect View post tag: team The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) team will step aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to begin the inspection, June 23. View post tag: USS Theodore Rooseveltlast_img read more

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Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators

first_img View post tag: europe Share this article The Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna purchased a 360° Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator and an Incident Management Simulator for training of its Naval and Merchant marine students. View post tag: Bulgarian September 17, 2014 Equipment & technology View post tag: acquires View post tag: Academy The simulators were officially opened by the IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu and the Dutch Ambassador in Bulgaria Mr. Tom van Oorschot during a ceremony at the academy on September 14th.The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from the Bulgarian and Romanian Navy, as well as the Bulgarian Maritime Administration and was concluded with the official acceptance of the simulators by the Naval Academy Commandant, Captain Boyan Mednikarov.The NAUTIS DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator and the RescueSim incident Management Simulator were delivered and installed at the Naval Academy in Varna by VSTEP and its Bulgarian partner NavySim.The NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge simulator has a complete 360° surround horizontal field of view and is compliant with the Class A DNV Standards for Certification No. 2.14 for Maritime Simulator Systems and IMO model courses 1.22 and 1.32. At the request of the Naval Academy, VSTEP has also added advanced oil spill recovery and onboard fire training to the simulator.The RescueSim Incident Management Simulator will be used to train and prepare for any thinkable incident, both on and offshore. It has specialized modules focusing on training for Shipboard incidents, port incidents, industrial incidents as well as offshore incidents. The port of Varna was custom made in full 3D and implemented into the RescueSim simulator.VSTEP Director, Pjotr van Schothorst: “It is an honor to have our VSTEP simulators become part of the rich tradition of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy. To have Bulgaria’s finest maritime students use our simulators to become better mariners makes us very proud. Throughout the project, it has been a real pleasure working with the Naval Academy and we look forward to continue this strong relationship in the future.”The Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is the oldest technical school in Bulgaria. With its illustrious history and traditions in training sea specialists, it is one of the symbols of Varna and Bulgaria in the world maritime community. At present, the Academy trains specialists for both Navy and merchant marine in all areas of maritime life. View post tag: VSTEP View post tag: Naval Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators View post tag: Simulators Back to overview,Home naval-today Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic [mappress]Press Release, September 17, 2014; Image: VSTEPlast_img read more

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Lecturer – Forensic Anthropology – (ADJ000412)

first_imgThe Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University ofHouston invites applications for a position as part-time lecturerto teach courses in Anthropology, with a specialization inBiological Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology. This course is acombined undergraduate/graduate course, Introduction to ForensicAnthropology, and provides instruction in an important area ofapplied anthropology, a potential career path for biologicalanthropologists. This is a non-tenure track position and lecturerappointments are made on a semester basis.To apply candidates must submit a Letter of Application, CurriculumVitae, 3 professional references, and unofficial Transcripts. OurDepartment of Comparative Cultural Studies combines degree programsin Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Liberal Studies.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :The successful candidate should have a PhD and have experience as aForensic Anthropologist. Preferably the candidate should also be aDiplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, thehighest professional qualification. This assures that the candidatehas passed tests and also has experience with actual cases.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidates. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

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