“My dad really wanted me to go to school, so I could help my family. So I would come down to the college, then I went to town, took off my uniform and changed my clothes so I could go to training. I would play rugby, come back again, put on my uniform and go back home and my dad didn’t even know I was playing rugby. I was 17 by that time.”The rest, as they say, is a history of opponents strewn in his wake.Pacific rivals: Facing Tonga in Auckland (Getty Images)Of course, fans of the Flying Fijians and more than a handful of neutrals will hope the industrious back-rower will be equally as robust in the upcoming Rugby World Cup, hammering into Pool D.Yato has taken note of some journalists proclaiming that this time Fiji can wreak real havoc, but the breakaway offers a serious caveat, saying: “If the team want to do that kind of damage it’s all in the mindset.” He believes it is time to fulfil some undoubted potential and to sharpen the work in each of Fiji’s team units.Going on, he says: “It’s true we have an exciting back row. But like I said, it’s about how prepared we are and if we have good communication as a back row, we will make work easier for the others. So we have to work on our fitness, we have to work on our game plan. Because the team rely on us – the back row is going to be the ones who take control, who are looking for the ball.“The result will be good for us if the back row do our job.”There is one team Yato would love to get in his crosshairs should he take the field against them in Japan: above all others, he wants to beat the Wallabies.He has lost to them before but more than that, he says, he wants to make history. The irony is that after the season he has had and the more settled Yato feels, the more nervous established sides like Australia must feel. Strike a pose: Yato on the poses for a portrait (Getty Images) This feature first appeared in the September edition of Rugby World.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, and Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With A year still to go on Peceli Yato’s contract, and the player himself saying “I really want to stay – it’s like home”, it wasn’t exactly panic stations for Clermont. But when the back-row recently signed a new deal with the club until 2023, the rest of the Top 14 must have had to pardon their French.Quite simply, the Fiji back-row has become one of the most imposing figures in France, racking up vast yardage with ball in hand and bullying attackers.Yato talks freely of the support and love he has felt from the folk of the Auvergne, of how he adores his life there, and certainly there is a sense that he is at one with the famous side now. Yet it was not an instantaneous rise to Top 14 dominance for the Sigatoka lad.An émigré as a teenager, Yato had to work through the initially tough settling-in period in a foreign country, sometimes relying on the help of kids a few years younger than him. He explains as much after adroitly handling a compliment chucked at him about juggling languages.“Seriously, my French is better than my English right now!” says Yato with a laugh. “It’s been seven years for me now in France and it was 12 years of learning English in Fiji. I came to France at 18 and I couldn’t speak any French. But my family back home speak Fijian at all times, so I didn’t get much chance to speak English.Fired up: Playing in the knock-outs of the Challenge Cup (INPHO)“Moving was kind of weird, first of all because of the language. I didn’t really understand anything, I didn’t even know what was going on in training. Luckily there were a few students there in the espoirs (youth section) who usually helped me with my French. I had to socialise with them a lot and learnt casual French – not proper French. I also took a class which really helped.”Much has been discussed about the ethics of foreign powers setting up shop in the Pacific region and establishing rugby academies. Yet, whatever your view of these practices, Yato was drawn across to a new life in Europe and is appreciative of the opportunity. He had to learn quickly before this was a possibility, mind you. He only began taking the game seriously at 17, but Yato credits Fiji-based French coach Franck Boivert for recognising his talent and quickly dragging him up to the standard that ultimately earned him a move.Not that Yato was always set on life as a sportsman. He had other plans – and even initially hid his athletic exploits – before it was decided that a sojourn with rugby was best for him and his family.“I really wanted to become a soldier,” Yato levels with us. “It wasn’t a good idea for me to do that, my dad wanted me to play rugby (when the time came to make a decision). I’m not sure why, maybe he was afraid I would get killed somewhere, so I would get out playing rugby instead.“I’m still a big fan of soldiers. My father is a farmer and I grew up on a farm back in Sigatoka. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Fijian force on making a name for himself in France and the Rugby World Cup mindset. This feature first appeared in the September edition of Rugby World.
Rector Collierville, 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 Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Pakistan bishops condemn attack on church compound An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET September 22, 2012 at 12:05 am Dialogue between Christian and Muslim would not bear fruits unless Muslim leaders speak out and condemn publicly against those who terrorize Christians in a Muslim majority country. All Bishops around the world should also condemn along with Pakistani bishops for such terrorist acts as they did for anti-Islam video. There cannot be any justification for burning Churches and killing American Ambassador. Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Posted Sep 21, 2012 Anglican Communion, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Asia Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Julian Malakar says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY [Anglican Communion News Service] Thousands of people Sept. 21 broke into a church compound in Pakistan, burnt down the church, and destroyed the homes of two priests and the school headteacher.The motivation behind the attack in Mardan, near Peshawar, is not yet clear, but the school was looted with newly installed computers being stolen and the building was set alight. No-one is reported to have been injured in the attack.The Bishop of Peshawar Humphrey Peters has appealed for support from the Anglican Communion: “The damage has been very severe, and we will need to rebuild. We are asking for people around the world to keep us in your prayers.”The moderator of the Church of Pakistan, the Most Rev. Samuel Robert Azariah, condemned the attack: “This news is very damaging to relations between the communities in Pakistan and around the world.“The government and faith leaders in Pakistan have a role to play in educating people that they have the right to protest, but to damage property and terrify people in this way is completely wrong. The government and faith leaders should provide the lead in preventing attacks.”The Diocese of Peshawar, where the attack took place, provides education and health services to the local community – Muslim and Christian alike – and provided substantial support to victims of floods and a major earthquake in recent years, regardless of their religious affiliation. Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA
“COPY” Architects: RAUM Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/425228/2-houses-and-2-studios-raum Clipboard 2 Houses & 2 Studios / RAUM 2013 ArchDaily 2 Houses & 2 Studios / RAUMSave this projectSave2 Houses & 2 Studios / RAUM Projects photographs: Audrey CerdanPhotographs: Audrey CerdanSave this picture!© Audrey CerdanText description provided by the architects. Located in the peninsula of Quiberon, the project of 4 units set up the conditions for a variable seasonal co-habitation with the proposal of two homes and two adjoining studios to rent one or more entities for one familiy or more.Save this picture!© Audrey CerdanThis proposition generates a square of 16m x 16m, a small urbanity to take advantage of private or shared outdoor spaces to stay connected while ensuring their privacy.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessZero Energy House Lokeren / BLAF ArchitectenSelected ProjectsTurks Paint Public Walkways in ProtestArchitecture News Share Houses France Area: 230 m² Area: 230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013 CopyAbout this officeRAUMOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuiberonHousesFrancePublished on September 09, 2013Cite: “2 Houses & 2 Studios / RAUM” 09 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
DuPont and Monsanto Reach Technology Licensing Agreements on Next-Generation Soybean Technologies By Gary Truitt – Mar 26, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News DuPont and Monsanto Reach Technology Licensing Agreements on Next-Generation Soybean Technologies SHARE DuPont and Monsanto announced today a series of technology licensing agreements that will expand the range of seed products they can offer farmers. The agreements include a multi-year, royalty-bearing license for Monsanto’s next-generation soybean technologies in the United States and Canada. Through these agreements, DuPont Pioneer will be able to offer Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans as early as 2014, and Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ glyphosate and dicamba tolerant soybeans as early as 2015, pending regulatory approvals.DuPont Pioneer also will receive regulatory data rights for the soybean and corn traits previously licensed from Monsanto, enabling it to create a wide array of stacked trait combinations using traits or genetics from DuPont Pioneer or others. Monsanto will receive access to certain DuPont Pioneer disease resistance and corn defoliation patents.“This technology exchange helps both companies to expand the range of innovative solutions we can offer farmers, and to do so faster than either of us could alone,” said DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler. “The agreements broaden the Pioneer soybean line-up. Importantly, they give us greater flexibility in developing combinations of genetics and traits to help feed an increasingly crowded planet.”Schickler reaffirmed DuPont’s existing financial growth commitments for its Agriculture segment. “We’ve always agreed that technological innovation and farmer choice are essential to agriculture, and this agreement endorses the value of our next-generation soybean technologies,” said Brett Begemann, Monsanto president and chief commercial officer. “This signals a new approach to our companies doing business together, allowing two of the leaders in the industry to focus on bringing farmers the best products possible while working to advance innovation and long-term opportunity for agriculture.”Under these agreements, DuPont Pioneer will make a series of upfront and variable based royalty payments subject to future delivery of enabling soybean genetic material. It will make four annual fixed royalty payments from 2014 to 2017 totaling $802 million for trait technology, associated data, and soybean lines to support commercial introduction. Additionally, beginning in 2018, DuPont Pioneer will pay royalties on a per unit basis of Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield® and Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ for the life of the agreement for continued technology access, subject to annual minimum payments through 2023 totaling $950 million. DuPont is filing a Form 8-K containing additional information about the impact of these agreements on the company. A copy of the 8-K is available on the DuPont Investor Center at www.investors.dupont.com.DuPont and Monsanto also agreed to dismiss their respective antitrust and first-generation Roundup Ready® soybean patent lawsuits pending in U.S. federal court in St. Louis.Additional terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Facebook Twitter Previous articleBeck’s Hybrids Continues To Invest In Research ProgramNext articleMarket Silliness Expected After USDA Report Gary Truitt
World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Branson Nelson Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ printThe No. 1 Horned Frogs used five ninth-inning runs to tie No. 15 Texas A&M, before winning the game in the 15th inning in walk-off fashion by a score of 11-10 on Saturday in the Shriners Hopitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.“You’d hope to be playing a little cleaner baseball, but anytime these two teams get together, you’re pretty sure it’s got a chance to be a zoo, so that’s what happened,” said head coach Jim Schlossnagle.The Aggies (9-2) called on closer Cason Sherrod to try and get the final three outs as the Frogs trailed 10-5. Sherrod entered and immediately walked Evan Skoug, Luken Baker and Josh Watson, loading the bases with no outs. Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress had seen enough, and Sherrod was taken out in favor of freshman Kyle Richardson.Richardson struggled with command the same way Sherrod did, as he walked Nolan Brown and Cam Warner, making it a 10-7 game with the bases still loaded and no outs for the Frogs (9-1).With TCU working five straight walks to start the ninth, Childress called on his third pitcher of the inning, junior LHP Kaylor Chafin (1-1). Chafin was able to strike out Ryan Merrill for the first out with the bases loaded.On Chafin’s second pitch to junior college transfer Austin Ingraham, he ripped a ball into left field for his first hit as a Horned Frog, moving each runner up a base and closing the gap to 10-8.Leadoff hitter Austen Wade struck out with the bases loaded and one out, part of a 1-8 night with four strikeouts, bringing up Elliott Barzilli.Barzilli hit a first pitch ground ball to third baseman George Janca that he could not handle, as it skipped away into left field and allowed two Frogs to score, completing five-run ninth inning comeback. The play was ruled a single with an RBI, the runners then advancing a base each on an E5. Evan Skoug followed Barzilli’s single with a strikeout, stranding two runners and sending the game to extra innings.Sean Wymer took over on the mound to begin the ninth. After 20 combined runs in the first nine innings, Wymer and Chafin settled in to a pitchers’ duel, both throwing scoreless innings in the 10th through 14th. Wymer was perfect in his five innings of relief, striking out nine. Through the first nine batters he faced, Wymer had eight punch outs, including six in a row. Chafin struggled at times during extra-innings, but still managed to keep the game even at 10 through 14 innings.In the bottom of the 12th, TCU loaded the bases with no outs after a Barzilli double, a Skoug intentional walk and a bunt single by Michael Landestoy who came in as a defensive replacement at first base.The Frogs could not find the timely hit though, something that plagued them throughout the game until the final frame. Josh Watson hit a hard ground ball to Austin Homan at short stop who threw the ball home to force out Barzilli at the plate. With the bases still loaded and one out, Brown struck out ahead of a Warner line out to left field that ended the Frogs’ threat in the 12th.Wymer gave way to closer Durbin Feltman (1-0) after throwing 64 pitches in his five innings. Feltman worked around a two-out walk, sending the Frogs to the plate in the bottom of the 15th. Watson led off the inning with a single though he was erased on a fielder’s choice from Brown the next play. Warner walked with one out, sending Merrill to the plate with two runners on base and one out. Merrill smoked a 2-2 pitch into the right-center field gap, scoring Brown from second and giving the Frogs the win 11-10.A big story of the night was the Horned Frogs pitching staff, despite giving up 10 runs. TCU recorded a combined 26 strikeouts, a school record. Three different relief pitchers had at least six strikeouts for the Frogs. There were two separate stretches of six straight strike outs.“We learned a lot about our bullpen. Trey Morris, Sean Wymer in an extended role, those guys did a really good job,” Schlossnagle said. “It was a classic game in a classic tournament.”Talented freshman LHP Nick Lodolo (2-0) struggled in his short outing, only recording two outs after surrendering 5 runs in the top of the first. Aggie leadoff hitter Nick Choruby drew a walk to open the game off Lodolo, the beginning of 30-minute top of the first that gave A&M a commanding lead.Logan Foster hit a hard ground ball into left field following the leadoff walk. After a strikeout, Skoug had Foster picked off at first, but his throw skipped by Baker and into right field, scoring Choruby and moving Foster to second. Joel Davis then singled ahead of former Frog Walker Pennington who drilled a line drive over the wall in left. The Aggies added a fifth run on a single by Homan. The hit drove in Blake Kopetsky who reached on a hit by pitch and advanced to third on a throwing error by Barzilli.Homan’s single was a hard line drive right back off Lodolo and it marked the end of his night. He gave up the five runs, four of which were earned, on four hits, one walk, one hit batter and two strikeouts.When asked after the game if Lodolo was OK after being hit, Schlossnagle said that “his pride is hurt more that his body.”The Frogs’ offense was on the brink of making it a game throughout the first eight innings, but could not find a timely hit. TCU did push one run across in the first as Skoug singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Baker single. After making it a 5-1 game, the Frogs squandered big opportunities in the third and fourth innings. A Wade single and a Skoug walk had two on for Baker with one out. Baker got ahead in the count against the A&M starting pitcher, sophomore RHP Stephen Kolek, before Kolek battled back to strike out Baker. On the third strike, Wade was thrown out attempting to steal third base, ending the once-promising threat.The Frogs wasted a one-out triple from Brown as he and Merrill were stranded in the fourth when Pennington robbed Evan Williams of extra bases on a leaping grab at the wall in left. While TCU fought to stay in the game, freshman relief pitcher Jake Eissler was dealing. Eissler had a stretch of six straight strikeouts, and eight out of nine.He threw scoreless frames in the second, third and fourth before running into trouble in the fifth. He gave up a triple and two singles, the only three hits he allowed in his outing. Two runs came home for the Aggies, extending their lead to 7-1. Eissler threw 4.1 innings of relief, surrendering two runs on three hits, a walk and eight strikeouts.The Frogs showed signs of life in the bottom of the sixth as they scored two runs, highlighted by a RBI single for Warner and a run-scoring passed ball. TCU reliever Haylen Green, who threw a scoreless sixth, came back out for the seventh, but did not record an out and was charged with a run after he walked the leadoff batter, who eventually scored.Cal Coughlin came on and walked the first batter he faced. A sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position with one out. Hunter Coleman drove in his second of four runs on the night on a ground out to second, extending the Aggies lead to 8-3. Trey Morris was brought in as the fifth freshman pitcher and got the final out of the seventh.The Horned Frogs narrowed the deficit to three in the bottom of the seventh on a two out RBI single by Brown to left field. The ground ball went under Pennington’s glove and rolled to the wall, allowing Baker to score a second run all the way from first.Both teams went quietly in the eighth. Morris struck out the side in the top of the eighth before the Frogs stranded one in the bottom half. Leading 8-5 in the top of the ninth, A&M used a two-run double by Coleman off of Morris to extend its lead to five, a number that seemed insurmountable with the way the Frogs had been struggled to get timely hits.The five run ninth and the walk-off in the 15th inning finished off a thriller that has come to be expected in the rivalry between the two teams after two straight epic super regional bouts in 2015 and 2016, both series that were won by the Frogs.“What do you say between the games we have had against these guys over the course of time,” Schlossnagle said. “There is a lot of respect between our program and their program, there is a lot of respect from player to player and coach to coach.”Following a nearly six-hour game that ended early on Sunday morning, the Frogs will return to the field for a 2:35 p.m. start against Ole Miss. Jared Janczak (2-0, 2.77 ERA) will take the mound for TCU. The Rebels are 0-2 so far in Houston with a 4-0 loss to Baylor and a 5-1 loss against Texas Tech. Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ + posts Facebook Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Sean Wymer threw five perfect innings of relief with nine strikeouts. (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com) A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Facebook Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Previous articleSpring football has officially arrived in the FortNext articleFrogs drop another close one against Oklahoma for seventh straight loss, 73-68 Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSgame wonHF in title Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. 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Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff The city will hold a virtual meeting to get the public’s input on a zoning amendment that could allow churches to build housing on church property.So far no date has been set for the meeting, but city officials say it could be as early as next month.About 60 people tuned in virtually to Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting to hear a study session on the item.No action was required on the item.The “YIGBY” movement (Yes in God’s Backyard), a recent state effort by churches and faith-based organizations, has promoted the use of land owned by religious organizations as a response to the state’s housing crisis by allowing for the redevelopment of church parking lots into affordable housing for low-income and moderate-income households.“An overlay zone would allow congregations to build affordable housing,” said Dorothy Milton in a letter to the commission.Seven churches in Pasadena are interested. This will allow churches to build affordable housing more quickly and less expensively. It could save over $100,000 in cost per development, save at least a year getting it built, and provide the certainty needed to attract a highly qualified developer.”The commission received more than 70 letters on the matter. Many of them appeared to be a form letter in support of the amendment.Two bills, SB 899 and AB 1851 open the door of allowing housing by-right on property owned by faith-based organizations and/or other nonprofit institutions, as well as potential standards for parking requirements.However, according to the city is considering its own amendment because the laws only allow for affordable housing and not market rate units.Decades ago, monolith churches were built in communities across the state on large parcels with huge parking lots.As membership dwindled, churches were left with empty parking lots and buildings they cannot afford to repair.City staff has been working on an overlay that would allow housing on church property and property meeting specific criteria. The overlay would for a reduction in parking, establish density and height regulations that would be compatible with the regulationsfound in adjacent zones.Several commissioners questioned the amendment because it would give churches special privileges, not enjoyed by other non-profits.PUSD, which has surplus property and land, could not build housing on those properties.“The Commission had a great discussion that focused on the needs of PUSD and other institutions in the City, and potential ‘gaming’ of the system,” Commission Chair Felicia Williams. “I am worried that there may be a developer out there selling this to churches as a way to make money with market rate luxury housing units. This could threaten some institutions’ tax-exempt status, and the City has a responsibility to protect its citizens. I hope the Planning Department takes our input seriously, takes the 4-6 months needed to do research and full public outreach, and crafts a legally defensible policy that produces more of the affordable housing we need for Pasadena residents.”The meeting was Williams’ first meeting as chair of the commission.At the last committee, the commission received information on a zoning code amendment that would allow FEMA trailers to be parked on church property and used as affordable housing.The city received 50 FEMA trailers at the start of the pandemic. Business News
Four methods of investigating the thermal plasma density near the plasmapause have been intercompared for the period 1 to 15 July 1972. These methods are whistlers, the double floating probe on Explorer 45, three IMP I plasma wave signatures and observations made aboard both Prognoz 1 and Prognoz 2. Explorer 45 data have provided new information on the plasmapause bulge which, during this period, occurs at 16 L.T. This displacement from the accepted time of 18 L.T. or even later is substantiated by the Russian satellites. All methods give the result that the plasmapause is found at an electron number density somewhere between 20 and 120 cm−3 or, alternatively, at 60 cm−3, to within a factor of 2.
View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy’s Largest Warship Arrives to Port of Sunderland UK: Royal Navy’s Largest Warship Arrives to Port of Sunderland View post tag: Warship View post tag: Sunderland Training & Education May 25, 2012 View post tag: Royal View post tag: Navy View post tag: port View post tag: to View post tag: largest View post tag: Naval View post tag: Arrives The mighty HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s largest warship, will visit her affiliated city of Sunderland from May 24-28 and be open to visitors from the local community on Sunday 27 May.Berthing alongside at Corporation Quay, Port of Sunderland on Thursday, the ship will spend a very busy few days in the north east city.HMS Ocean has recently completed a pre-Olympics security exercise in London. During the games, she will return to the Thames, mooring at Greenwich, and will play a central role in the Armed Forces support to the police in ensuring the games are safe and secure for everyone to enjoy.In addition to being a platform for Royal Navy and Army Air Corps Lynx helicopters, the ship will also accommodate military personnel who are providing security for the equestrian events at Greenwich Park.This weekend’s activities kick off on Friday during the day, when around 100 young people will join the Royal Marines Commando Recruitment Team on board the ship. The day’s events will give everyone a small taste of life as part of the elite Royal Marines.Participants will have the opportunity to try out skills such as unarmed combat, using a climbing wall and some rigorous physical training packages which the commandos use to hone and then maintain peak fitness.Saturday dawns to a day of honour for all the crew when they take to the streets of Sunderland to exercise their Freedom of the City – a ceremonial spectacle with drums beating and bayonets fixed, it promises to be a visual treat for locals lining the route.The parade forms up at the rear of Sunderland Civic Centre, Burdon Road at 3pm and proceeds to the war memorial where they will be reviewed by the Mayor, Councillor Iain Kay.In recognition of the affiliation with the city and in hour to renew the honour bestowed in 2004, the engraved silver canister housing the Freedom Proclamation will be presented to the ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Andrew Betton, before the parade commander request permission to exercise HMS Ocean’s right to parade through the city.Led by The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the ship’s company begins the parade through the city at 4pm, up Fawcett Street and left onto High Street West.Then proceeding onto Union Street and through the pedestrian area, the parade later returns to Burdon Road and salutes the Mayor before making their way back up to the civic centre. The Freedom Parade culminates in a reception hosted by Sunderland City Council in the Pottery Gallery of the Museum and Sunderland Winter Gardens.On Sunday locals will have an opportunity to visit HMS Ocean when she opens her gangway to visitors from 10am-4pm. Access to the ship on Corporation Quay will be via the Low Street entrance. Families with vehicles are advised to seek parking away from the immediate vicinity of the port, which will be open to pedestrians only. Parking on Low Street will be for residents only.Visitors will be able to tour the flight deck, hangar and vehicle, and have the opportunity to speak to members of Ocean’s crew about their experiences and life in the modern Royal Navy. There will also be a number of attractions on the jetty, including a climbing wall and children’s assault course hosted by the Royal Marines.In addition to all of that, the ship will also hope a number of organised tours for various local organisations and youth groups, including 21st Sunderland Sea Scouts.Like any military organisation, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines promote sport and physical fitness as an important part of maintaining morale and Sunderland City Council’s events team has been busy to line up an impressive range of activities from a golf tournament at Wearside Golf Club to a friendly rugby match to compete against Sunderland RFC.And the ship’s football team, known as ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ will play the Nissan 2011 Interdepartmental team finalists on Sunday afternoon at the Nissan Sport and Social Conference Centre on Washington Road, kicking off at 2pm.In addition, a kind-hearted group of sailors and marines are planning to raise money for both the Grace House North East Children’s Hospice, as well as the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, when they set out with a small head start on Sunday morning to race the ship over the 500 miles back to Plymouth on their bikes.“We are thoroughly looking forward to visiting our adopted home,” said HMS Ocean’s Commanding Officer, Captain Andrew Betton.“ We are hugely honoured to be able to exercise our Freedom of the City of Sunderland and I hope that members of the public will come along to support the ship’s company while we parade through the streets.“And then it will be our turn to give something back when we open the gangway to the public on Sunday – I know that my crew is already looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible and sharing their pride in Sunderland’s adopted ship.”An amphibious assault ship, HMS Ocean is designed to deliver troops to the centre of the action by helicopter or by landing craft – there are six helicopter operating spots on the flight deck and the hangar can hold many more aircraft. The ship also has its own Royal Marine assault squadron and carries four Mk5 landing craft.HMS Ocean played a key role in support of the UN Security Council Resolution in Libya last year, acting as the base for the Army’s Apache attack helicopters and Royal Navy’s Sea King surveillance helicopters.The Apache gunships flying from HMS Ocean complemented the RAF jets, delivering additional precision strike capability with considerable success. Over the course of the operation, the Apache crews from 656 Squadron Army Air Corps attacked Libyan military vehicles, installations and communications equipment.Built on the Clyde by Kvaerner Govan, the ship was launched in October 1995, and named by Her Majesty the Queen on February 20 1998. HMS Ocean was commissioned into the Fleet in September 1998 and is the largest warship in the Royal Navy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 25, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: of Share this article
Republican leaders touted the bill in its final hours for its expansive appropriations for K-12 education, which added up to a $763 million investment overall, and its ability to maintain over $2 billion in reserves or 11.8 percent of the total state budget.The budget also provides $500 million across the biennium to the Indiana Department of Child Services, $5.1 billion to the state’s Medicaid program and, among other adjustments, increases to the per day allotment for county jail managers from $35 to $37.5 in fiscal year 2020 and $40 in fiscal year 2021.But frustration was clear among some Democrats, as reflected in the party-line votes in each chamber, with the budget passing 41-8 in the Senate and 67-31 in the House.Well before voting machines opened, however, individual Democrats, including Rep. Gregory Porter, D-Indianapolis, said they would continue to oppose the measure. Porter originally sat on a conference committee for HB 1001, but Bosma removed him Wednesday, appointing House Ways and Means Co-Chair Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, as his replacement.“I wasn’t going to sign it,” Porter said. “It doesn’t meet the needs of all Hoosiers.” Democrats in both chambers proposed an array of revisions to the budget since it was first introduced in January, including everything from tax exemptions for female hygiene products and college textbooks to proposals to set a minimum teacher salary across all of Indiana’s school districts.But virtually none were incorporated in the final version. According to a press release issued by Senate Democrats Wednesday, all amendments proposed to HB 1001 by Senate Democrats were removed in the final version.First-year Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen, attempted to offer a reminder to his Democratic counterparts as they listed off programs lost in the final version.“We all made sacrifices to push money to K-12,” he said.Republican leadership came to his defense, with Sen. Randall Head, R-Logansport, speaking about his own difficult experiences alongside Mishler and the Senate Appropriations Committee.“It seemed to me all along that we were faced with a series of bad choices, especially when revenue came in lower than expected,” Head said, referring to a forecast by the State Budget Agency published last week that revealed a $100 million shortfall in the original budget plan caused by less-than-expected revenue collection and $60 million in new Medicaid costs. “There’s no way a budget can make everybody happy, but you did the best you could for the most people possible.”Still, colleagues like Sen. Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis, condemned the budget plan and what they say is a lack of consideration for programs that could help Indiana’s underserved.“I was asking for 0.00006 percent of the budget to radically reduce Indiana’s outrageously high infant mortality rates, something the governor outlined as part of his 2019 agenda,” Breaux said in a written statement about her proposal to use Medicaid to help pay for doula services for low-income pregnant mothers. Doulas help prepare pregnant women for labor and motherhood through education and coaching.“However,” Breaux’s statement continued, “the supermajority seems to think that saving the lives of Hoosier women and children is insignificant.”Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, pointed to Breaux’s doula program as one of several examples removed from the final biennium budget in her last formal speech on the topic.“Those little bits of money are really important to some small programs that have been nonchalantly dismissed,” Tallian said. “Do I just get to the blame the House, or the administration? I don’t know. I don’t know who made all these cuts.”Her final plea to her majority-party colleagues was even blunter: “What the heck? We pay taxes. We expect things.”FOOTNOTE: Erica Irish is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Budget Finalized In Last Hours Of Session, Democrats Say Indiana Deserves MoreBy Erica IrishTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Edging into the late evening Wednesday and ending in party-line votes, lawmakers approved Indiana’s next two-year budget, totaling $34.6 billion for dozens of state-funded programs.House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said Wednesday afternoon lawmakers were ready to put the issue to rest and anticipated few changes after a conference committee published a report Tuesday. The debate about what programs should have been addressed in the biennium budget outlined in House Bill 1001 dominated the final hours of the session.