first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anglican Communion Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC By ACNS staffPosted Sep 8, 2015 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Anglican Communion secretary general commissioned Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon was commissioned as secretary general of the Anglican Communion on Friday, Sept. 4, in the Chapel of St. Andrew at the Anglican Communion Office in London.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby presided and preached at the commissioning service.Words of the 100th archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey, read by the Most Rev. David Chillingworth, primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, centered on the task of giving leadership to the mission of the global Anglican Communion in service of reconciliation of Christian disunity: “We are going to devote ourselves to our mission completely, not by viewing Anglicanism as an end in itself, but as a fragment of the One Holy Catholic Church of Christ.”In his homily, Welby pointed out that the two readings for the service – 1 Corinthians 1.26-31 and John 14.15-26 – highlighted the weakness of the person who follows Christ, and, by implication, the weakness of the church, which “carries into its life the reality of the culture and the nature of its members.”But, he added, as the chosen people of God, the people of the Church are “what Christ makes us” and need to return continually to our dependence on Christ.Archbishop Welby shows Archbishop Idowu-Fearon the plumb from the 14th century plumb line discovered recently at Lambeth Palace. Photo: ACNS“You are, in your role, to some extent a plumb line,” Welby told the secretary general. A plumb line, like the one found recently hanging in a 14th century building at Lambeth Palace set above a brass cross in the floor, can be used to monitor whether a building is shifting.“Knowing your own weakness you can speak to a church that needs constantly to see when it is out of line, when the structures we create for ourselves, the influences we seek, the principles we claim are our construction, not the work of Christ,” he said.The new secretary general’s task as plumb line for the Anglican Communion was to spot the “absence of joy,” ensuring that the Communion was not merely conforming to dogmatic statements of truth but was “filled with [Christ’s] living presence,” Welby said. “In your dependence on Christ be to this world what you can be, but most of all let us be those who as a global church hold the light of hope amongst hatred, of love in the midst of difference and disagreement.”Anglican Consultative Council Vice Chair Canon Elizabeth Paver and Chair Bishop James Tengatenga with the newly commissioned Secretary General. Photo: ACNSTaking part in the service were the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, chair of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC); Canon Elizabeth Paver, ACC vice chair; Canon John Rees, provincial registrar; the Venerable Thomas J. Furrer, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Tariffville, Connecticut; and His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, as well as Anglican Communion Office staff members.Following the words of commissioning, Welby gave Idowu-Fearon the Compass Rose medallion as a mark of his new office.During the service a letter of congratulations from His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was read. The president saluted the new secretary general’s living out his calling to create a “culture of respect for differences. It is our prayer that God uses you, with the power of His Grace, to counsel and move the Anglican Communion in the direction you have taken the church in Nigeria – toward intimate knowledge of the Other, sympathetic dialogue with It and sincere fellowship with everyone.”Some 135 people attended the commissioning, including Nigerian dignitaries, former colleagues, friends and family of Idowu-Fearon and his wife Comfort; primates, members of the Anglican Consultative Council and Standing Committee; members of the Community of St. Andrew; the Methodist co-secretary of the Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission; representatives of the Diocese of London and Canterbury Cathedral; and Lambeth Palace staff members.A particular joy was welcoming guests from Idowu-Fearon’s engagement in interreligious dialogue. “Your ministry in the wonderful and extraordinary country of Nigeria is represented here powerfully,” Welby told the new secretary general.During the reception, Bambo Adesanya, Registrar of Lagos West, said that the Anglican Communion was lucky to have Idowu-Fearon, well versed in Anglicanism, as its new secretary general. “He is a reconcilier.”“He is a moving Bible in the way he relates to people and the way he behaves, in both anger and happiness,” said the secretary general of the Bridge-builders Association of Nigeria, Mahdi Shehu, who added that working together with Idowu-Fearon, chairman of the association, had empowered him to speak out and build social bridges of understanding.The General Advisor of the Programme for Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA), the Rev. Johnson Mbillah, called the new secretary general a “pillar of movement on the African continent. What you have been and done for us, you will do for the Anglican Communion,” he predicted.Clare Amos, former Anglican Communion director of theological studies and coordinator of the Network for Inter-Faith Concerns, brought greetings from the World Council of Churches (WCC), where she serves as program executive for interreligious dialogue and cooperation. WCC General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit said he was looking forward to working together with Idowu-Fearon, particularly with regard to Nigeria which is a primary country for the WCC.Tengatenga thanked Idowu-Fearon’s family for their support, particularly in light of the frequent travel that would be required of the new secretary general. “Trust us that he is not alone,” he said, and assured them that many would be praying for them.The Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-FearonThe new secretary general served as bishop of Kaduna in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) from 1998 and as director of the Kaduna Anglican Study Centre until taking up his Anglican Communion role on July 1.Before that he served as warden at St. Francis of Assisi Theological College in Wusasa, provost of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kaduna, and bishop of Sokoto.Idowu-Fearon has a Ph.D. (Sociology) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Nigeria’s Ahmadu Bello University, an M.A. in Islamic Theology from the U.K.’s Birmingham University, and a B.A. in Theology in Christian-Muslim relations from Durham University. He has served on a variety of Nigerian interreligious bodies and has previously worked with the Anglican Communion Office and Lambeth Palace on several projects.Idowu-Fearon has been awarded the Officer of the Order of the Niger, the archbishop of Canterbury’s Cross of St. Augustine’s Award, and is a Canterbury Six Preacher.Idowu-Fearon and his wife Comfort have two children, Ibrahim and Ninma. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more


first_imgUganda Cranes morale boosted a 1-0 win over Ivory Coast in pre-Africa Cup of Nations Cup build-upCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | A penalty converted by Farouk Miya was enough to give Uganda Cranes a morale boosting 1-0 win over Ivory Coast in pre-Africa Cup of Nations Cup build-up match played in the UAE on Saturday.Miya struck the ball past Ivory Coast goalkeeper Guelassiognon Sylvain Gbohouo after 35 minutes at the Sheikh Zayed Sport City Stadium. The penalty came as a result of a handball in the box.Earlier Miya had his attempt after 10 minutes saved.  The Cranes who were playing their second international build-up in Abu Dhabi continued to defend well against the star studded Ivory Coast side.Head coach Sebastien Desabre made some changes bringing on Allan Kyambadde, Isaac Muleme and Ronald Brian Mukiibi Ddungu. They replaced Henry Patrick Kaddu, Abdu Lumala and Tanaznain based Murushid Jjuuko.“It was a perfect game to assess some players and hope the team will be ready for the AFCON finals first game. There was positive attitude throughout the match. Winning in football is important for the mental preparedness of the team,” said coach Desabre after the game.The coach added that the team will have to work together as a unit during the 2019 AFCON which kicks off June 21st in Egypt. “The most important thing for us is to work as one complete unit with good coordination and focus,” he added. The Uganda Cranes who are in Group A alongside hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe are expected to arrive in Cairo on Monday. Early in the week the Cranes settled for a goalless draw against Asian side Turkmenistan.Uganda Cranes XI: Dennis Onyango (G.K, Captain), Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Jjuuko (89’ Ronald Mukiibi), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Aucho Khalid, Mike Azira, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Patrick Henry Kaddu (46’ Allan Kyambadde), Abdu Lumala (66’ Isaac Muleme)*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgNelson opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over East Kootenay of Cranbrook.Despite owning the opposition, Nelson opened the scoring in a lucky break with the East Kootenay keeper bobbled the ball into the net.Hailee Gerun and Taiatini-Senechal scored for Nelson.The Selects defeated Columbia Valley in the other game of the four-team, round-robin tournament 3-1.The one-two scoring punch of Gerun and Taiatini-Senechal led the Reps, with the latter scoring twice.Nelson advances to the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in Kelowna. The Nelson Selects held off a pesky Kootenay South squad to nail down the Kootenay berth for the upcoming B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup next month in Kelowna.The Selects finished the Kootenay U15 Girl’s Playdowns with a 1-0 victory over West Kootenay rivals Sunday in Provincial Playdowns at the Lakeside Pitch.Aroha Taiatini-Senechal score the only goal the Selects would need and the back line of Jena Wheeldon, Daina Shaw, Tara Yowek and Paige Lefranc kept the opposition off the scoresheet to lead the host club.last_img read more


first_imgAfter going winless to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and having their coach suspended, most experts may have written off the Castlegar Rebels until the franchise could stabilize the ship.However, the Sunflower City squad jumped right back into the Murdoch Division picture by posting a pair of wins over rivals Beaver Valley and Nelson.Saturday, the Rebels found just enough scoring to go with an impressive performance by netminder Jason Maihiot to edge the Leafs 3-2 in KIJHL action at the Castlegar Arena Complex.“I feel the score really didn’t reflect the outcome,” Leaf coach Sean Dooley said when asked about the loss.“We had a couple of bad breaks on some odd-man rushes which seem to what happen during the last half of Friday’s game against Spokane. We were so puck-focused and worried about offence that we seemed to stray away from defensive-side of our game.”Castlegar scored single markers by Daniel Petten and Logan Styler in the opening two periods to take a 2-0 advantage into the third period.Nelson winger Sam Weber cut the lead in half midway through the final period to give the Leafs some life.However, Everett Hicks restored the lead before the Leafs made a final push at the end of the game.Dale Howell made the game interesting by scoring with just over a minute remaining in the game. “We made a push at the end and almost squeezed out a couple of goals, but give it to Castlegar . . .  they came to play and they were the better team last night.”Nelson outshot the Rebels 15-6 in the final period for a 37-29 advantage in the game.The win by Castlegar allows the Rebels to move into a two-way tie for second in the Murdoch Division, a point behind front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Which proves two weeks into the season that no one is going to run away with the division right out of the gates.“Looking at our division, all the teams look like the did a good job in the offseason recruiting and finding players,” Dooley explained. “So trying to gauge the teams, I find no one is a clear leader at this point.”“But it’s still early, and a lot of teams, including us, are still setting their lineup so it really comes down to the second half of the season when the rosters freeze,” Dooley added.After two weeks, Dooley said the roster is healthy no major injuries.Instead, the coaching staff is moving players in and out of the lineup to find the right fit this early in the season.Nelson gets another shot at the Rebels when the Leafs play host to the Sunflower City squad Friday at the 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Saturday, Nelson travels to Fruitvale to meet the Nitehawks.The Leafs travel to Grand Forks to face the Border Bruins Sunday at 2 p.m.BLUELINES: Leaf coach Mario DiBella missed both games this weekend having to travel out of town due to business. . . . Sawyer Hunt continues to lead the Leafs in scoring with five points. Three players — Kolten Nelson, Sam Weber and Dale Howell — have four points. Drew Carter of Princeton Posse and Mason Jones of Spokane Braves lead the KIJHL in scoring with 11 points. . . .Leaf coach Sean Dooley was pleased with the first game of the season by netminder Ben Kelsch Saturday in Castlegar. Dooley said Kelsch could not be faulted on the goals he surrendered. . . .Nelson Leaf players were out in full force Sunday participating or helping with the Terry Fox Run in Nelson.last_img read more


first_imgRe “DWP’s rate hikes hit a snag” (Dec. 6): Thank goodness three Los Angeles City Council members are challenging the goings on in the DWP. Accountability! It’s about time. The leadership at the DWP just doesn’t get it. They continue to complain about outdated equipment, continue to request rate and pay increases, and allow the city of L.A. to use DWP-customer-paid funds to support other L.A. city projects. All this goes on while they remain among the highest-paid public employees. The comments attributed to the new general manager, H. David Nahai, seem to be completely ignoring these issues. When is he going to realign his operation and address the issues without tapping taxpayers to cover their imbalance? Perhaps the DWP needs to review or develop an ethics policy. – Jim Crowley Blacklisted Re “Blacklisted: 60 years later, memories still painful” (Dec. 16): Lisa Friedman stated that the stars of a generation ago who went to Washington, D.C., in support of the Hollywood Ten “returned deflated after two days of watching their fellow actors and actresses treated as criminals.” Not so! They were disillusioned and embarrassed by the pro-Stalinist rants they heard. Lauren Bacall said, “We were so naive it was ridiculous.” It is high time for us to grow up and stop making heroes and martyrs out of apologists for the worst mass murderer in history. – Rabbi Louis J. Feldman Van Nuys The lesson Re “Blacklisted: 60 years later, memories still painful” (Dec. 16): The substance of this article serves as a barometer for the current fear-mongering climate. Is there any question which side of McCarthyism Bush-Cheney neocons would have been on back in the day? We don’t have 60 years to figure out what is as obvious now as it was 60 years ago to Marsha Hunt and the noncowards who fought the fight for constitutional liberty. I can’t think of a better opportunity to learn – or an administration less likely to grasp the lesson. – Bill Pratt Northridge Thanking the CIA After looking at the cartoons on the Dec. 12 Editorial page, I want to first thank the CIA agents who tricked two captured al-Qaida terrorists, during their interrogations, into believing they were going to drown (even though their lives were never in danger) and to reveal the existence of several terrorist plots, which were then thwarted, saving thousands of lives. Second, I want to express my gratitude to the CIA agents who destroyed the videotapes of the interrogations, thereby preventing certain Democratic politicians (notably Harry “this war is over” Reid) from obtaining the tapes and turning them over to al-Qaida via leaks to The New York Times. – Matt Diederich Santa Clarita Bearing arms Re “Gun control” (Your Opinions, Dec. 18): The Second Amendment: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This is the full content of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America. In regards to the phrase, a well regulated militia, it means a call to the people to bear arms for the preservation of freedom against all enemies. – Russell Taylor Valencia160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSanta Clarita Visitors Kudos to U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth for denying the appeal of the Bush administration to keep the White House visitor logs secret. Dick Cheney and George W. Bush are fighting to prevent the American people from knowing which arms dealers, lobbyists, energy executives, and others they’ve been powwowing with these past seven years. What I’d like to know is why did James Guckert, also known as Jeff Gannon the conservative Web log creator, visit the White House over 200 times? – Chuck Heinold West Hills last_img read more


first_imgIn an area next to Ulm University, a short drive away from Stuttgart, Germany, is a 130 year old abandoned fort occupied by a few sheep, some goats and a donkey named Paul.Paul the DonkeyIt was here on June 19th that local geocachers hosted Das Ulmer FORT – the Mega Event in Germany for 2010 (GC20002).Six months ago the local geocaching community started preparations for the event. The fort had been neglected for 30 years, so an army of volunteers had to dig out the, err, deposits left by the local residents. The electricity had to be rewired, sharp protrusions had to be cut down and sanded, repairs had to be made, rooms had to be swept out, and trash had to be removed. This was necessary to make the location capable of holding over 300 campers who resided in the walls of the fort for the weekend.Elias, Bryan and I, the three founders of Geocaching.com, had the privilege of attending the event this year.The founders of Geocaching.com posing with geocaching attendees. Jeremy Irish (second from left), Bryan Roth (second from right) and Elias Alvord (far right)Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord with the Queen of Fort UlmIn the course of four hours we were able to mingle with the local geocachers, visit the various rooms and corridors in the Fort, meet the lovely Queen of Fort Ulm and celebrate a successful day with the organizers by eating a delicious Signal cake.Signal was not harmed and was, in fact, also in attendanceIt’s not often that we can visit geocachers in Europe, so we used this opportunity to listen to feedback about the web site. High on the list was having better ways to rate and search for geocaches by their ratings, which has been a common theme in the US. As geocaches increase in numbers it gets harder and harder to find the best ones.Although geocachers in the world have far more similarities than differences, there were also some notable observations in how Germans play the game.Signal waves to a fan1. Many German geocachers enjoy finding terrain level 5 caches, or what are locally called “T5” caches. Many of these caches are located in trees, requiring special climbing gear. The event even had FORTgeschrittene, a T5 event for finding these extreme geocaches. In addition to a ropes course, you could dive into a freezing pool to find a cache. Fortunately you could enter a portable sauna to warm up afterward. Sadly I didn’t pack a bathing suit.Bryan Roth (almost) diving into pool to retrieve a geocache.2. According to the “Flashlight Pope” at the event, there are quite a few caches that require a black light. This is so you can see writing that takes you to the next location. As a gift he gave each of us a black light to use on our next geocaching adventure.3. Multi-Caches are far more popular in Germany (and in Europe) than in the United States. Many more geocachers seem to be willing to spend days on one puzzle cache there. There may be a lot of multi-cache fans in the U.S. but the ratios of multis in Germany to U.S. caches are significantly higher.Aside from the event we were able to locate unique geocaches in Germany, such as a cache in the center of Berlin with over 3,000 finds (GCTA4W), and a cache in the spire of the world’s tallest church (GCJ7E0), located in the city of Ulm.If the locals plan on having a FORTsetzung (sequel) next year you don’t want to miss it. Thanks to everyone who planned one of the best geocaching events that we have ever attended. I hope to see you again next year!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related5 Lackeys. Approximately 7,000 geocachers. Moin moin!June 25, 2019In “Community”Geocaching.com Co-Founder Celebrates Ten Years of Geo-LoveNovember 18, 2011In “Community”North American Edition of Geocacher of the Month: Comment NowMay 19, 2014In “Community” Mega-Event Cache Das Ulmer Fort GC20002last_img read more


first_imgGoogle is giving a small town in Oregon $100,000 for free Wi-Fi. It’s a town called The Dalles – a community with an interesting significance for Google. The Dalles is a city of 12,000 people along the Columbia River, about 80 miles east of Portland. Google owns a massive data center there. It’s a key Google operation, that’s powered by the cheap hydroelectricity that comes from a dam on the Columbia. Twin cooling towers stand four-stories high, keeping the servers from overheating as they continually crunch data and serve it back to millions of people online. This data center in The Dalles is what helps make Google’s cloud computing capabilities a reality. Sure, it’s connected to data centers around the world. But this one has special significance, In some ways, it symbolizes the emergence of the cloud computing era. The prospect of a data center in The Dalles had national significance. In 2005, Congress changed energy legislation so the Bonneville Power Administration, which runs the dam, would not be privatized. That meant BPA’s electricity prices would stay low. With that in place, Google went ahead with construction, knowing it could burn as much power as it needed to keep its servers humming. In that year, Harper’s Magazine published blueprints of the data center. The magazine used the diagrams as the center piece in a profile of Google and its quest for cheap electricity, and the emergence of cloud computing. In June of 2006, the New York Times ran a front page story about the data center. The headline: “Hiding in Plain Sight, Google Seeks More Power.” It, too, used the data center to tell a story about Google’s strategy and its lead in cloud computing over rivals like Microsoft and Yahoo!Today, The Dalles and its free Wi-Fi from Google has some interesting correlations to another announcement this week pertaining to Google’s efforts in creating an ultra-fast broadband network.This effort to provide broadband service to select cities is certainly designed to show what kind of opportunities come when people get an Internet connection that is 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today. It’s the kind of effort that makes sense as Google seeks to offer a whole new generation of applications that would be available in the cloud.As the New York Times points out:“In Google’s vision of the future of the Internet, the live streaming of 3-D medical images from a rural health clinic to a specialized medical center or the downloading of a full-length movie in a matter of minutes would become commonplace.”Google is only providing cash in the form of a grant to The Dalles for the Wi-Fi. It is not providing the kind of Internet access that will go to those who receive the ultra fast Internet connection. But The Dalles experiment does show Google’s interest in providing Internet access to rural communities.There are some other interesting correlations: Google made provisions with The Dalles that it would not be permitted to filter content. That’s a move we should also expect when Google lays its experimental fiber in cities around the country. Google alluded to this kind of spirit in its announcement this week:“Openness and choice: We’ll operate an “open access” network, giving users the choice of multiple service providers. And consistent with our past advocacy, we’ll manage our network in an open, non-discriminatory and transparent way.”Google gets final approval over the content and design of the splash page and the landing page for the free service in The Dalles. Will they seek that kind of control in other communities, too?Google will also help get the network up and running in The Dalles. Accordingto Wi-Fi Net News, Mountain View, Calif. is the only other town where Google operates a Wi-Fi network. Google tried to launch a network in San Francisco but the effort failed.Google also referred to Mountain View in its announcement this week about the fiber network:“Like our WiFi network in Mountain View, the purpose of this project is to experiment and learn. Network providers are making real progress to expand and improve high-speed Internet access, but there’s still more to be done. We don’t think we have all the answers – but through our trial, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the shared goal of delivering faster and better Internet for everyone.”It’s a different task to lay fiber but The Dalles may serve as a miniature model for the complexities that come with developing a municipal network for accessing the Web.In the meantime, it’s great to see a small Oregon town play such an interesting role in the development and future of Google, the most significant Internet company of our time. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Cloud Providers center_img alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


first_imgFreiburg Bayern consider Ralf Rangnick with Manchester United also monitoring Share on WhatsApp The court specified that “games are allowed on weekdays from 8am to 8pm and Sundays from 9am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm”. Key kick-off times in the Bundesliga affected are currently Fridays at 8.30pm, Saturdays at 6.30pm, Sundays at 1.30pm and Mondays at 8.30pm, leaving the Freiburg with just Saturday afternoon kick-off times to stage fixtures.The ruling follows protests from nearby residents of Mooswald about anticipated levels of noise at the new 34,700-capacity stadium, which is slated for completion for next summer and at a cost of around €80m, according to StadiumDB.com.In May, the club, currently sixth in the Bundesliga after eight games, beat a legal challenge to halt construction after local residents had filed a lawsuit against the building permit, citing concerns over noise and increased traffic. Freiburg’s home since 1954 has been 24,000-capacity Schwarzwald-Stadion.On announcing the club’s plans had been granted a planning green light two years ago, Freiberg stated: “It should become a home, support identity and do justice to the high demands of design and functionality. There are already so many great ideas and so much passion, love and effort in this stadium – imagine what it will be like when it is brought to life by Freiburg fans?” Share on Pinterest Bundesliga Share on Facebook The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Freiburg have been delivered a huge blow after the Bundesliga club were told they cannot stage night games or matches between 1pm and 3pm on Sundays at their new €80m stadium, which is due to open next season, because of fears over noise.The administrative court of Baden-Württemberg has ruled that Freiburg will be prevented from holding matches at key times in German football’s schedule – deemed “daily rest periods” by the state authority and anxious local residents. Share on LinkedIncenter_img Read more Share on Twitter Share on Messenger European club football Share via Email news Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more


first_imgPhoto: Primary school aged children enjoy a game of silent touch football as part of the Silent Sport Challenge. (ABC News: Mark Moore) Touch Football Australia CEO Colm Maguire said one in six Australians dealt with a hearing impairment.”It is unusual because of that lack of communication that is verbal, more looking at each other, having to utilise different ways of communicating,” he said about the game.Mr Maguire said there was no barrier to participation whether players were hearing impaired or not. By Adrienne Francis (Courtesy of ABC)Photo: Chloe Nash says the only thing that you are doing differently is communicating differently. (ABC News: Adrienne Francis) Check out the TFA video below, demonstrating there are no barriers to participate in Touch Football. Related Links2016 Silent Sports Challenge A unique game of touch football is closing the divide between the hearing and silent worlds. The Silent Sport Challenge began in 2011 and gives those with hearing the chance to experience what it is like to play the game without sound.Players wear ear plugs and instead of communicating with whistles and referees use flags to signal players.Twenty-nine-year-old Canberra woman Chloe Nash, who was born with profound deafness, has been playing touch since she was nine.”The only thing that you are doing differently is communicating differently and that you just need to break through other peoples prejudices, other peoples barriers that they are creating for you,” Ms Nash said.Ms Nash wants hearing health and wellbeing listed as one of the 10 national health priorities to attract and allocate funding to improve access to childhood Auslan education, increase availability of interpreters, improve captioning services and target specialised mental health and aged care.”It is not just Canberra, although we are in dire need. It is all over Australia,” she said.”Deaf people suffer from isolation and that impacts on their mental health.”Long-term exposure to excessive noise means the number of Australians who are deaf, hearing impaired or hard of hearing is continuing to increase.Game raises awareness of disability that affects millionslast_img read more