Sunday 23 January 2011 11:19 pm Police look at Brown claims Tags: NULL KCS-content Share THE News of the World phone-hacking scandal continued to gather pace yesterday, with Gordon Brown asking police to investigate whether he was targeted. The former Prime Minister expressed concerns his messages may have been intercepted between 2005 and 2007, when he was chancellor. Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne ramped up pressure on News Corp – owner of the News of the World – casting doubt on the newspaper’s defence that a single “rogue reporter” was responsible for the hacking. He told the BBC: “It seemed to me clear that the number of people that were being hacked clearly was not consistent with it being one rogue reporter who happened to be the royal correspondent.”The allegations finally toppled David Cameron’s key aide Andy Coulson over the weekend. The Number 10 spin doctor quit, saying he was no longer able to give “110 per cent” to the job. Yesterday City sources were questioning whether the scandal could even affect News Corp’s bid for Sky. One suggestion is that News Corp could fall foul of “fit and proper” ownership rules if it is found it bought off potential witnesses in a in a future criminal prosecution. However, sources close to media watchdog Ofcom told City A.M. this scenario is “far fetched”. whatsapp whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Show Comments ▼
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Photo: David Schacher, via Diocese of Arizona[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Arizona is stepping up its efforts to give recognition to the “People of the Land,” including by creating an Indigenous Peoples of Arizona Day, which churches in the diocese can celebrate in future years on the second Monday of October – the Columbus Day federal holiday.The diocese’s 59th convention was held on the weekend after the most recent Columbus Day. An Indigenous Peoples Day was one of two resolutions approved to encourage greater acknowledgement of the 22 federally recognized Native American tribes in the state. The other resolution offered congregations specific language that can be incorporated into their services.Across the diocese, “we don’t have a church that isn’t directly on or very close to traditional native land,” the Rev. Debbie Royals told Episcopal News Service in an interview. “We are pretty much guests on that land.”Royals, the diocese’s canon for Native American ministry, is a member of the Pascua Yaqui, whose tribal land is in the Tucson area. She helped draft and submit the two resolutions that were approved Oct. 19, expanding on a commitment the diocese made in 2016 to acknowledge the “traditional custodians” of church land.Royals’ voice wavered as she grew emotional describing the joy she felt when her diocese wholeheartedly backed both resolutions, signifying what she saw as “a big step” toward increasing the visibility of Native American members and their culture in the church.“I sat with such a feeling of, for the first time in my life … that I’d been seen, that I was no longer in the shadows,” she said.The resolution adopting Indigenous Peoples of Arizona Day doesn’t mention Columbus Day specifically, though the date is the same. It will be set aside as “a day of prayer and reflection to understand our shared history and continue along a path or reconciliation.”Congregations wishing to offer worship services on Indigenous Peoples of Arizona Day are invited to use the resolution’s suggested collect and propers – Isaiah 40:25-31, Psalm 19, Philippians 4:4-9 and John 1:1-18 – which also are the collect and propers used by the Anglican Church of Canada for its Indigenous Peoples Day, celebrated on June 21.“We wanted to have this as a resource for the diocese,” said the Rev. Ben Garren, the Episcopal chaplain at the University of Arizona in Tucson who drafted the resolution with Royals. Both serve on the diocese’s Council for Native American Ministries.The resolution invokes the words of the 26th Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who during her 2006-2015 tenure urged the church to take up the work of healing and reconciliation after generations of injustice and oppression toward Native communities.The Diocese of Arizona, by inviting congregations to commemorate indigenous history and correct the historical narrative, is fulfilling “the work that General Convention already called us to do along these lines,” Garren said, and he would welcome efforts to organize similar commemorations in other dioceses or churchwide. “It is readily transferable to any other diocese.”Royals on Oct. 30 discussed the two resolutions with The Episcopal Church’s Indigenous Ministries Advisory Council. The Rev. Brad Hauff, the church’s missioner for indigenous ministries, told ENS by email that he found the Diocese of Arizona’s example encouraging.“We as a church need to do all we can to promote awareness of indigenous people, our presence, our painful history and our hopes for a renewed and empowered future,” said Hauff, who is Lakota. “There are still many people, within the church and the general population of our country, who do not know us other than through the distorted lenses of the Columbus myth and Manifest Destiny, and this needs to change.”In fact, an increasing number of states, cities and churches in the United States are choosing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, often in place of Columbus Day as part of a growing re-examination of the legacy of Christopher Columbus’ journeys to North America.The Italian explorer, hired by the king and queen of Spain in the late 15th century, often receives credit for “discovering” America in 1492, even though he never set foot on mainland North America, and the continent already was home to millions of people whose ancestral history dates back around 15,000 years. Historians also note Columbus’ record of brutal mistreatment and enslavement of many of the land’s indigenous inhabitants.“Columbus was a hired gun. The Spanish crown needed someone to advance its interests. Like a gun, Columbus, as a representative of power, quickly became an agent of violence,” the Ojibwe author David Treuer writes in “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,” a history of Native America published earlier this year.The Episcopal Church’s General Convention at least since the 1970s has expressed support for Native American land claims and human rights, and a resolution in 2009 explicitly repudiated the Colonial-era Doctrine of Discovery, which purported to give Christian explorers the right to claim lands they “discovered” and convert the people they encountered.Another resolution, from 1997, called on the church to “take such steps as necessary to fully recognize and welcome Native Peoples into congregational life.”That was the spirit of the other resolution approved at the Diocese of Arizona’s recent convention. It encourages congregations to fulfill a 2016 diocesan measure that urged them to routinely acknowledge their communities’ indigenous people, such as at annual meetings, on websites, in worship bulletins and during worship services.The new resolution offers language that can be incorporated into the opening of meetings. It also offers suggested insertions for the Prayers of the People written in the styles of Forms I through VI. “Help us to honor the knowledge of our indigenous neighbors, to listen through them to your call to renew the life of the earth and to live together as your people,” reads one of the prayers, for Form IV.Royals and the Rev. David Benedict Hedges, rector at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Tucson, drafted the prayers with input and feedback from the diocese’s Council on Native American Ministries, whose 30 or so members are a mix of Native American and non-native Episcopalians.At church meetings, leaders are invited to identify “the traditional custodians of the land” by their tribal name and share brief words of respect. In one of the openings suggested by the resolution, the meeting leader acknowledges the local tribe and says: “They have occupied and cared for this land over countless generations, and I celebrate their continuing contribution to the life of this region.”Such statements are intended to be spoken by non-native participants. The resolution notes that a tribal member, if present, instead may personally welcome the gathering to the land.Arizona Bishop Jennifer Reddall took this approach in welcoming her diocese’s convention last month, Royals said, when Reddall recognized the Gila River Indian Community. The convention was held in Phoenix at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, which is north of the Gila River Indian Reservation.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Architects: NOEM Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Castellón de la Plana, Spain Houses “COPY” Photographs: Meritxell Arjalaguer Construction:NOEMMetals:Arbomet (http://arbomet.com/ )Woodwork:Carinbisa (http://www.carinbisa.com/)Sun Protection:Mare Nostrum (http://www.toldosmarenostrum.es/)/ Gradhermetic (http://www.gradhermetic.es/)Civil Engineering:Roberto Vilar VillalbaBuilding Services:COMICity:Castellón de la PlanaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Meritxell ArjalaguerRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. A bioclimatic and technological house, built in record time with a 100% digital process. A modern and relaxing design, with 3.0 technology to automate the house from a smartphone and achieve maximum energy efficiency. What more could you ask for? The owners of this unique building wanted a digital home respectful of the environment of the Serra which they love. NOEM designed and built this modern passive house for them, and in 10 weeks finished the project.Save this picture!SectionThis ecological wooden house 3.0 is 100% digital: in both its design and manufacturing process, as well as the control of its use. Digitalization has allowed us to design a bio-climatic house, optimized and intelligent, and to send this design directly to digital cutting machines without intermediation. The result, an efficient and sustainable home in every sense: economic sustainability by saving time and errors (8 weeks for prefabrication + 1.5 weeks for assembly) and process optimization; environmental sustainability through the intensive use of local renewable materials and a passive wooden house that is highly energy efficient.Save this picture!© Meritxell ArjalaguerAll the equipment is interconnected via internet …. even the light switches. Home automation allows not only to execute orders to increase comfort, but can also act autonomously to achieve greater energy efficiency. The HVAC system adapts to the weather forecast, the irrigation system operates according to soil moisture and rain forecast, and mechanical ventilation activates when the concentration of C02 is high. The lights can be synchronized with the schedule on a smartphone or programmed to wake us up or greet us when we get home via GPS or detectors. The switches are autonomous, without wiring, and function via radio, we can move them around and program them as we like: no electricians or cables required.Save this picture!Plan”The refugi” consists of two wood modules prefabricated in a wood shop and assembled on site, which together have a floor area of 96m2. A broad and generous porch with a large automated awning, facing south and overlooking the Serra welcomes us.Save this picture!© Meritxell ArjalaguerThe larger module is 9 × 4.5 m and contains a luminous living room-dining-kitchen that connects to the porch through a large retractable window 3 meters wide, which transforms the two spaces into one. A second 9 x 3 m module contains a double bedroom, a bathroom and a flexible study that can turn into a double bedroom.Save this picture!SectionThe modules are built with solid structural panels of laminated wood 81 mm thick. Wood fiber panels 16 cm thick thermally insulate the entire envelope. 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Size of organisationThe survey found that the larger the organisation, the more likely it was to consider legacies an essential element of their future strategy. 70% of respondents with income over £5 million a year and 57% of organisations with income of £1-5 million a year considered it extremely/very/important to their organisation over the next five years.Among the smallest organisations surveyed, only 5% ran any form of legacy promotion. Lack of awareness was the most common reason given for this, together with lack of capacity. Furthermore, 41% of respondents admitting that they had “never thought of working on this”.Meg Abdy, Director of Legacy Foresight commented on the survey’s findings. She said: “These results come at a time when the coalition government… foresees legacies as playing a key role in improving levels of philanthropy for the arts. At present, legacy giving only features in a small number of organisations.“By itself, more proactive legacy marketing is unlikely to provide a ‘quick fix’ to the funding issues facing the cultural community today’, but we would agree that there is real potential for growth provided that sufficient resourcing and capacity building is provided.”The Survey was sent to 2,003 individuals working within the UK cultural sector and was promoted via Arts Council England and Legacy Foresight websites. In all, some 213 completed responses were received, providing a sample of 198 responses from arts organisations.www.legacyforesight.co.ukwww.artsquarter.co.uk Tagged with: Arts & Business legacies Research / statistics Legacy income and promotion by arts organisations still low Howard Lake | 20 January 2011 | News Legacy income for arts organisations is much lower than that enjoyed by other charities, and only a minority of arts organisations actively promote legacy giving. These are among the findings of Arts Quarter and Legacy Foresight’s first survey on legacy fundraising in the arts sector.The survey, conducted in November and December 2010, found that only 41% of arts organisations who responded had received any gifts in wills in the past three years. Of those that had received legacy income, 77% of respondents had received fewer than 10 in that same period. Of the minority of arts organisations receiving legacy income, 51% received less than £25,000 a year from this source.These findings support the findings in last year’s Arts Philanthropy : the facts, trends and potential, by Arts & Business, which reported that legacies accounted for just 1% of total income for arts organisations.As Arts Quarter and Legacy Foresight point out, these figures are “hardly surprising” because only 38% of respondents actively promote the idea of legacy giving among their supporters.Why did they not do so? The most common reasons given were lack of capacity (27%), more pressing priorities (21%), and a perceived lack of expertise (18%). In addition, 21% of arts organisations admitted that they had “never thought of working on this”.Even amongst those organisations pursuing a legacy fundraising strategy, levels of investment are currently low: 46% of them had no specific staff provision for this activity.Despite this lack of income and investment across the sector, half of all the arts organisations surveyed reported that legacy income will be important to their organisation in the next five years. A quarter described it as ‘very’ or ‘extremely important’.The government would no doubt describe arts organisation’s legacy income as extremely important too. Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State, Department of the Olympics, Culture Media and Sport, spoke in December 2010 about the potential of legacy giving as a key revenue source for the arts.Best legacy performers by sectorThe survey found that music and opera organisations were most likely to have received legacies, with 80% of them receiving gifts in wills over the past three years. Of these organisations, 18% attracted more than £100,000 a year in legacy income, probably because 69% actively encourage stakeholders and members of the public to leave gifts in wills.This sector was followed by theatre groups, 43% of whom had received gifts in wills over the past three years. However, none had received more than 10 bequests over the past three years, and 71% had received no more than £25,000 a year in legacies. Only a third of theatres who responded actively promote legacy giving to their supporters or audience.Next came museums and galleries: only 37% had received any gifts in wills over the past three years. One large national organisation skewed the sector’s total income figures, securing over £500,000 a year in legacy income. Of those surveyed, 36% of museums and galleries currently promote legacy giving. The main reasons for not doing so cited were, again, lack of capacity and perceived lack of expertise. Yet 47% of respondents considered legacies to be extremely/very/important to their organisation over the next five years.Age of organisationThe older the organisation the more likely they were to have received gifts in wills, the survey found. Over three quarters of responding organisations founded before 1950 had received gifts in wills over the past three years, with 37% of them enjoying annual legacy income of £50,000 a year or more. Age alone might not be the sole reason for this: over three quarters of these older organisations actively promote legacy giving to their supporters.By contrast, only 12% of responding organisations founded after 1981 currently encourage their stakeholders to leave gifts in their wills, and only 19% of them had received any legacies in the past three years. Around 27% of respondent organisations founded after 1981 said that they have never thought of promoting legacy giving. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. 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COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Wranglers earn sweep for second straight day TAGS Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter The Odessa College volleyball team earned its second sweep in as many days by defeating Western Texas College 25-8, 25-20, 25-8 in WJCAC play Saturday at the OC Sports Center.That followed the 25-13, 25-12, 25-16 sweep against Frank Phillips College Friday.Andrea Spasojevic led the way for the fifth-ranked Wranglers (13-2 overall, 2-0 conference) with 10 aces, 10 kills and seven digs in the victory. Siena Decambra and Vanessa Colling had 20 and 16 assists, respectively, while Savannah Marenco had seven kills and 15 digs.Western Texas College dropped to 3-7, 1-2. Odessa College hosts New Mexico Military Institute at 6 p.m. Monday at the OC Sports Center. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 SportsCollegeLocal News WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleOilers beat Flames 2-1 to open home-and-home seriesNext articleRaptors score last 11 to defeat Timberwolves 86-81 Digital AIM Web Support
Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Sinn Fein leader is to lobby the Taoiseach in the Dail this afternoon to deliver a 100% Mica Redress Scheme.Two protests are being held in Donegal this weekend as affected homeowners say they are at the end of their tethers with the amount of money required to apply for the long awaited scheme growing and unattainable for many.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty, says while Government has accepted responsibility, they have done so in a cack-handed manner with the current scheme.Speaking to Greg Hughes, Deputy Doherty believes Central Government has a further role now to play:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/pearsemica1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 18, 2021 Google+ Taoiseach to be lobbied for 100% Mica Redress Scheme AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleWatch: Jason Quigley feels he is now an improved and matured fighterNext articleGardai investigating money muling incidents in Donegal News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – August 31, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter A Donegal councillor is urging the public to avoid using a boardwalk at a popular Donegal beach.The boardwalk at Glassagh beach in Gweedore is currently damaged with some wooden planks broken along the walkway.A sign was placed on the beach walk to warn people of the dangers, but has been moved, with visitors still continuing to use it.Councillor John Sheamuis O’Fearraigh says the current state of the amenity poses a safety risk and is urging people to avoid using it until repairs are carried out:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Glasdfgdfgdfgsaghweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleBan on alcohol being considered to allow gigs resumeNext articleRisk of Covid-19 spreading amongst children in schools ‘low’ News Highland Warning over damaged boardwalk at popular beach AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
iStock/Rena-Marie(NEW YORK) — BY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NewsWords of hate and bias won’t appear on any Scrabble board in official tournaments going forward.Hasbro, which owns the rights to the board game, and North American Scrabble Players Association announced that it will ban slurs and other offensive epitaphs from official North American tournaments.The NASPA’s permitted word list is different from the official Scrabble Merriam-Webster dictionary, which has removed offensive words throughout the years, according to John Chew, the association’s CEO, and in recent weeks, he received calls from players to remove words such as the n-word and c-word from official play.“I thought to myself, ‘Why haven’t we done this already?’” Chew told ABC News.Chew, who joined the association in 2009, said the topic has come up in the past, as the association uses different dictionaries than the official Scrabble dictionary for play. The association decided not to remove some slurs from adult competition because there was a debate about removing words such as poo and fart, which could be offensive to certain players.Chew, however, said some words should never be used in the game.“The key difference is a word like fart and poo are just words that people say to make others feel slightly uncomfortable … but then there are words like the n-word that are used to specifically demean people,” he said.Chew said players for the most part don’t use slurs in competitive play, but nonetheless, those words should be reviewed and stricken from official play. The association is looking at 236 “offensive words” to remove from official play and it will consult Merriam-Webster throughout the process. Chew assured that the n-word and c-word will be removed from the permitted list when it is finalized in the coming weeks.Julie Duffy, a Hasbro spokeswoman, said in a statement that in addition to working with NASPA on tournament rules, the company will update Scrabble’s official rules “to make clear that slurs are not permissible in any form of the game.”“Hasbro Gaming is rooted in community and bringing people together, and we are committed to providing an experience that is inclusive and enjoyable for all,” she said in a statement.Chew said most of NASPA’s players have approved the plan to remove the slurs. Generally, he said, they are all open to making the competitions as fair, and open to players of all backgrounds.“Although people say this is a tiny step to be taking … I figure changing our lexicon changes the core of who we are as word game players,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Two members of the men’s rowing team at St Hilda’s and one member of the women’s team were suspended from the squad were issued ahead of Summer Eights after unspecified allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards members of the women’s team were made. They continued, “We currently wish to make no comment on the nature of the allegations, or what the outcome may be, until such a time as all disciplinary procedures have been completed.” “We would like to focus on the positives from Summer Eights; in particular our M1 winning their second blades of the season folllowing their seven bump Torpids success.” St Hilda’s College declined to comment. Ceri Fowler, Women’s Captain, and Adam Blackburn, Men’s Captain, issued a joint statement about the allegations and suspensions, stating, “the decision to suspend two members of SHCBC [St Hilda’s College Boat Club] was made as a result of allegations made against those members, which are currently part of an on-going investigation within St. Hilda’s College.” The students were suspended, pending investigation, on the Wednesday of Summer Eights, an hour before the Men’s crew were due to race. Cherwell understands from Hilda’s students that a disciplinary hearing is scheduled for next week. The Boat Club President, Benedict Sanderson, told Cherwell, “Two members of men’s squad and one member of the women’s squad are temporarily prohibited from representing St Hilda’s in any sport (including rowing), pending the outcome of a College disciplinary hearing in line with standard College policy in such circumstances. This is now a matter for College to resolve, and any further comment is not endorsed by SHCBC.