Strike halts Kenmare production

first_img Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Mining firm Kenmare Resources has reported a strike at its Moma titanium mine in Mozambique. The strike has “temporarily suspended” production, Kenmare said. Moma is Kenmare’s only operation. whatsapp KCS-content center_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Serendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life Strike halts Kenmare production Wednesday 27 April 2011 7:47 pmlast_img read more

IPL 2020 Playoffs Race : Check where teams stand in the…

first_img Football Previous articleIndian archery team’s support staff member tests positive for COVID-19, training resumesNext articleCHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bad news for PSG, Mbappe ruled out of the upcoming Champions League match Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Indian Premier LeaguePWLDNRRPts Football The Dream11 IPL 2020 playoff race has got its first qualifier. Mumbai Indians has become the first team to qualify for playoffs after CSK defeated KKR. But the playoff race for other contenders is getting very tense, tight and very interesting11:00 PM : Rajasthan Royals shocks KingsXI Punjab : Royals Jumps to 5th place in the points table / KXIP still in 4th / KKR in 6th – all 3 teams have played 13 matches so far. Just one match to go for all of them. By Kunal Dhyani – November 3, 2020 Football Football 3Delhi Capitals12750+0.03014 4Kings XI Punjab 13670-0.13312 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ATP Tour 9:00 PM : IPL 2020 Playoff Race : InsideSport analysis – If KKR loses today to CSK, what will happen to playoff race ? Different ScenariosKKR loses today & KXIP wins on Friday – All hopes of KKR qualifying for playoff will end. Reason, KKR has a very inferior NRR than KXIP and even if they win their 14th league match, KKR will not qualifyKKR loses today & KXIP also lose on Friday – Still KKR will be the least favorite to qualify because of very low NRR. Moreover it will be lifeline for other conteders RR & SRHKKR wins today & KXIP lose – KKR will be hot favorite to qualify for playoffs in such a scenario provide they win their last league match as well.6:00 PM : IPL 2020 Playoff Race – Check Playoff Chances of each teamMumbai Indians : Practically through to playoff. Only way they can lose out on the playoff spot is, if they lose next two games, that too by margin of 190 runs and all other wins. Almost impossibleRoyal Challengers Bangalore : have 14 points of 12 games. Currently at number 2, should make it to playoff with one win in next two matches.  Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match IPL Points Table 2020 1Mumbai Indians12840+1.18616 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL 6Sunrisers Hyderabad12570+0.39610 8Chennai Super Kings13580-0.53210 5Kolkata Knight Riders13670-0.46712 4Kings XI Punjab12660-0.04912 Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates 8Chennai Super Kings 13580-0.53210 1Mumbai Indians 12840+1.18616 IPL 2020 Playoffs Race : Check where teams stand in the IPL playoff race 3Delhi Capitals12750+0.03014 Rajasthan Royals have a less than 3% chance of qualifying without NRR coming into play, but about one in four chance of at least tying for third or fourth slotChennai Super Kings : CSK has already been eliminated from the tournament.11:00 AM : TODAY is the game between KKR vs CSK – Chennai SUPER Kings is already eliminated but they can spoil the party for KKR. KKR with 12 points from 12 matches need to win today’s game to keep themselves in the hunt for Playoff place.If KKR lose, they will be more or less go out of the IPL 2020 Playoff race because of extremely inferior NET RUN RATE.6:30AM : Mumbai Indians for all practical purposes has entered IPL 2020 playoffsMumbai’s 16 points, fantastic net run-rate of 1.186 means they are through to the playoffs.Even if M.I lose their last two games by big margins, they are through. Only situation, they may get stuck is if they lose by an aggregate run margin of around 190 runs. But still 16 points should be good enough to let them finish in top 2.IPL 2020: When will the IPL 2020 final be Played?IPL 2020 final will be played on November 10IPL 2020: What Time playoff matches Will begin? TimeIPL 2020 playoff matches matches Will begin at 7.30 pm IST (6.00pm UAE time),IPL 2020: What are the venues for playoff matches ? – VenueIPL 2020  playoff matches will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, UAE, Dubai international StadiumIPL 2020: Which TV channels will broadcast playoff matches ?IPL 2020 Weekend matches will be telecast on the Star Sports Network.IPL 2020: How do I watch live streaming of playoff matches?The live streaming of the playoff match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.cocenter_img Indian Premier LeaguePWLDNRRPts TAGSIPL 2020 PlayoffsIPL playoff racePlayoffs DatePlayoffs SchedulePlayoffs TeamsPlayoffs Venues SHARE Facebook Twitter 2Royal Challengers Bangalore12750+0.04814 5Rajasthan Royals13670-0.37712 Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 6Kolkata Knight Riders 13670-0.46712 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Formula 1 7Rajasthan Royals12570-0.50510 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football Daily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesShip Cargo Locally Or Internationally At Best Rates!Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteabley|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Are The Most Unique Twins In The World, See Them NowPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreaker|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 9:30 pm IPL 2020 Playoff Race : KXIP vs RR – Interestingly, if KXIP beat RR  then not only it will solidify their playoffs chances but it will be curtains for Rajasthan Royals and also Kolkata Knight Riders, who lost to Chennai Super Kings on Thursday.1) KXIP beat RR means, Royals will exit the tournament. KXIP will join RCB, DC as third team with 14 points. Mumbai Indians already have 16 points. Royals can’t reach this number even with win in the next match. Maximum they can attain is 12 points – so they exit.2) KXIP beat RR means – Kolkata Knight Riders will almost be out of the tournament. KKR currently has 12 points from 13 matches with a very inferior NRR of -0.467. Only if KKR wins the next match by a margin of more than 120 Runs – they can have some hope of qualification.Meanwhile, the victory against RR will see KXIP becoming the biggest contender for the playoffs spot. Two wins (Royals & CSK) will definitely take them into the playoffs. Even if they lose to the Royals on Friday, Kings XI can still qualify if they win their last game and if other results go their way.4:00 PM IPL 2020 Playoff Race KXIP vs RR : If KingXI Punjab wins today – it will be curtains for Rajasthan Royals & also Kolkata Knight Riders. Check how – 1) KXIP beat RR means, Royals will exit the tournament. KXIP will join RCB, DC as third team on 14 points. M.I aleady has 16 points. Royals can’t reach this number even with win in the next match.  they will go to 14 points & Royals with one more game in kitty can maximum reach to 12 points – so they exit.2) KXIP beat RR means – Kolkata Knight Riders will almost be out of the tournament. KKR currently has 12 points from 13 matches with a very inferior NRR of -0.467. Only if KKR wins the next match by a margin of more than 120 Runs – they can have some hope of qualification.11:00 AM : IPL 2020 Playoff RACE : With CSK already eliminated & Mumbai Indians already qualified, playoff race is now limited to 7 matches, 6 teams – who will fight for 3 playoff spots.Match 50 – Oct 30th KingsXI Punjab vs Rajasthan RoyalsMatch 51 – Oct 31st Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansMatch 52 – Oct 31st Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers HyderabadMatch 53 – Nov 1st Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI PunjabMatch 54 – Nov 1st Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsMatch 55 – Nov 2nd Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMatch 56 – Nov 3rd Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansIPL 2020 Playoff Race : 6 teams, 7 matches & 3 playoff spots, check where each team stands, click – IPL 2020 Playoff Race : 6 teams, 7 matches, 3 playoff…IPL 2020 Playoff Race : Mumbai Indians has already qualified for playoffs and Chennai Super Kings is already eliminated. Now from the rest of 6 teams 3 will qualify for playoffs. Check what exactly these 6 needs to qualify for playoffs –Royal Challengers Bangalore: Played 12, Points 14, Royal Challengers will qualify if they win one of their two remaining matches. Even if they lose both matches and stay on 14 they can still qualify without NRR coming into play, but for that to happen several other results will have to go their way.Kolkata Knight Riders : Chances almost negligible now. Losing to CSK means that  Knight Riders can only reach 14 points. They can still make the top four, but for that to happen, many other results will have to work in their favour. Kings XI Punjab should lose both their matches, while Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad should win no more than one. In that case, Knight Riders can make it as the fourth team with 14 points. Last Match vs Rajasthan RoyalsKings XI Punjab : If they can win today against Rajasthan Royals, they can be the biggest contender for playoff spot. Two wins (Royals & CSK) will definitely take them into the playoffs. Even if they lose to the Royals on Friday, Kings XI can still qualify if they win their last game and if other results go their way.Rajasthan Royals : RR has to first of all win today against KXIP if any hopes of playoff has to kept alive. If they lose, they will be eliminated today. If they win both their games (KXIP, KKR) and hope that CSK defeat Kings XI, Sunrisers win no more than one, then the Royals will be through without NRR coming into play.Sunrisers Hyderabad : SRH will have win their two remaining games (RCB, MI), and hope that at least one out of Royal Challengers, Delhi Capitals and Kings XI don’t reach 16. In that case, the Sunrisers will surely progress to the playoffs because their NRR is superior to all the teams.Delhi Capitals : Played 12, Points 14, DC needs to need 1 win to seal their playoff place, but their last two games are against the top two teams on the table i.e RCB & Mumbai Indians. Capitals is currently on a 3 match losing streak. If Capitals lose their last two matches as well, it is entirely possible that Kings XI will go past them on NRR. In that scenario, Capitals could find themselves eliminated if other teams on 14 finish on a higher NRR.00:22 AM : IPL 2020: CSK help arch-rival Mumbai Indians to become first team to qualify for IPL 13 playoffs Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Marco Verratti returns and 7 other changes for Italy, check line-up; Follow Live Updates, SportSport News Football Delhi Capitals : Is on a 3 match losing streak but still looking good to qualify. They have 14 from 12 games with decent Net Run Rate. One more victory in next two, should be enough for them to qualify.KingsXI Punjab : 12 games 12 points. Tomorrow’s match against RR will be crunch game for KXIP. If KL Rahul’s team can deliver 6th consecutive win, you can safely say – they will be hot contender to make playoffs as 4th finisher.Kolkata Knight Riders : Precariously placed. They have only a one in 16 chance of making it to the playoffs. If they lose today to CSK all their hopes will end as they are sitting on 5th place but with a very inferior run rate.Sunrisers Hyderabad : Very slim chances. They have 10 points from 12 matches. Even 2 victories in next 2 matches will not be enough for them to make it to IPL 2020 playoffs. They are on the mercy of results of others. Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! 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This FTSE 100 share is down 40% in 2020! Here’s why I’m buying it in this stock market crash

first_imgThis FTSE 100 share is down 40% in 2020! Here’s why I’m buying it in this stock market crash Manika Premsingh owns shares of Glencore. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m talking about the FTSE 100 mining giant Glencore (LSE: GLEN). Like other stocks, it has seen quite the tumble so far in 2020. At the time of writing, it’s down 40% from the start of the year. This is far more than the 23% decline for the FTSE 100 index. But there’s some good news. It’s been recovering in April. It’s up 27% from its lowest last month, which also coincides with the day the FTSE 100 touched its lowest.Limited dent to Glencore’s operations I reckon that GLEN’s upward streak can continue. Here’s why.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…While many other FTSE 100 companies have issued dire warnings about disruptions to their business as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Glencore is relatively confident. In its latest update a couple of weeks ago, it said “…majority of our operations have not been materially impacted..” It releases more details at the end of the month, which will give us more insight. I am somewhat optimistic given its updates so far. FTSE 100 investors shrug off dividend cutsIt has shown pre-emptive caution as well. It deferred future dividend payments citing “risk of material production disruption due to COVID-19”. Cutting dividends is a double-edged sword. While it can preserve GLEN’s long-term financial health, which impacts its share price, it’s also a loss for investors, who may have invested in it purely for passive income. So far though, its heartening that the drop in share price the day after the announcement was short-lived. It has gained 20% since. This means that FTSE 100 investors aren’t as concerned with dividend income as might have been anticipated. Share prices for FTSE 100 shares have been rising pretty much across the board despite dividend cuts by many companies. But GLEN stands out. Its share price started declining over the last two years, as authorities started a probe into its activities for unethical practices. It follows that it’s been a better income investment in the recent past than a growth one. Investors have maintained their faith in the stock nevertheless despite the dividend suspension.Bracing for slowdownThe probe’s still underway, and its outcome could be siginificant either way for Glencore. However, it’s hard to know when it will conclude as well as the extent of its impact. In the meantime, I’d much rather focus on other factors impacting its share price.  For instance, I think it’s important to brace for the slowdown ahead. Glencore’s focus on industrial metals, particularly copper, makes it vulnerable to downturns. Copper’s prices have expectedly fallen sharply since the beginning of the year. It’s now trading at four-year lows. However, when the cycle turns, so will the prices.When investing in mining stocks, or indeed any cyclical stocks for that matter, periodic downturns are to be expected. And Glencore is no exception. But over time, these stocks can offer appreciable capital gains. I’ve already invested in GLEN and think it’s still a good buy, especially after showing robust gains despite all that’s weighing against it. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 25th April, 2020 | More on: GLEN “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Buying bargain dividend stocks: How I do it

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Andy Ross I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Andy Ross owns shares in DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 | More on: SMDS I have always been a value and income orientated investor and looking for bargain dividend stocks. The majority of my portfolio is testament to that. I have experience of seeking out and buying bargain dividend stocks. Although this style of investing is out of fashion at the moment, as shown by the prices of some funds and share prices, it can still be a very profitable form of investing. Especially for the long term, because dividends compound.Or put another way, the dividends grow year on year, allowing you the investor to buy more and more shares. As a result, you gain more and more dividend income.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Finding value in your bargain dividend stocksIn March, finding bargain dividend stocks was easy. Many shares were trading at a discount and on a lower price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio than the 12-month average. Now with share prices and market rising again, it’s becoming a little more tricky.It’s still possible though. One of the first things I’d look for is the P/E. This is a key indicator of the value of the shares and the lower the better, from the perspective of lowly valued shares. Typically you’d want to see a P/E below 15, as a rough guide. Along similar lines, you may want to take a look at the PEG which compares the P/E to earnings growth. With this ratio you want to see a result under 1.Keeping an eye on yield, growth, and dividend coverNext, you want to be looking for the dividend yield. It’s up to you how high you want this to be. Too high and the dividend may be in danger of being cut, which often leads to a sharp share price fall. And, of course, less dividend income. Too low and the share isn’t really providing much income. I typically look for share with a yield above 3.5% and ideally above 4%, but not above 8%.The other dividend metrics to look at are dividend cover, which ideally would be above 2, but for a large company may be lower and not be problematic. I’d also want to see consistent dividend growth. With all these criteria, there are some exceptions, but generally I do want to see a low P/E and PEG as well as a decent yield along with stable dividend cover and growth.Examples of bargain dividend stocksDS Smith (LSE: SMDS) is an example of a bargain dividend stock. It combines a P/E of around 10 with a PEG below 1, based on historic earnings growth. It also has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Dividend cover has been falling slowly but is still above 2 and dividend growth in four of the last five years has been above 12%. Overall, I think it may be one of the best examples of a bargain dividend stocks in the FTSE 100. Although there are many others. This is how I find bargain dividend stocks and I hope it helps you. Investing in dividend-paying shares, for many years, is I believe a winning strategy for any serious investor.  Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Buying bargain dividend stocks: How I do it I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

From Heineken Cup to Guinness Champions Cup?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Guinness have previous experience in this particular market, having been the title sponsor for the Premiership from 2005 to 2010, and they have kept their hand in with being official drinks partner with home unions and lending their name to Ireland’s upcoming autumn Internationals at the Aviva Stadium.Of course, if this does come off, maybe the good folks at Heineken would look at sponsoring the soon-to-be sponsor-less Pro12 who part company with RaboDirect at the end of this season. Toulon’s rugby union Captain Sebastien Tillous-Borde poses for photographers with the HCup trophy during the European Rugby Challenge (ERC) schedule presentation, in Paris on September 23, 2013. Toulon will play the 2013/2014 HCup European championships. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) Glory days: Guinness pulled out of the Premiership in 2010, but could come back to club rugby according to reportsBy Alan DymockIF FRENCH publication Midi Olympique is to be believed, the union of Premiership Rugby and Ligue Nationale de Rugby could soon be joining forces with Guinness.The sports ‘paper insists that representatives of both clubs’ governing bodies swooped into Dublin this week to have tentative discussions with the Diageo-owned stout brand about sponsoring the proposed Rugby Champions Cup that could replace the current format of the Heineken Cup.Is Toulon’s Heineken Cup doomed?While representatives of PRL and LNR still refuse to sit with European Rugby Cup and their mediator Graham Mew on the date set forward for ‘discussions’ leading to a possible accord, October 23, they have forged ahead with plans for the new competition, maintaining doubt over the other ERC member clubs’ European futures. More so than this, with rumours circulating that television companies in France, England and even the middle east – with BT Sport being constantly linked with a potential tie-in – any huge sponsor coming in for the competition would make it nigh on impossible for the current format to be saved.last_img read more

Esfuerzos de reconstrucción para la Iglesia Episcopal de Haití obtienen…

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 12, 2014 Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Incluso antes del terremoto de 2010, los estudiantes del Centro San Vicente para Niños Discapacitados de la Diócesis Episcopal de Haití en Port-au-Prince, Haití, con poco espacio disponible en la escuela. Los planes de reconstrucción requieren más aulas. Foto: Mary Frances Schjonberg / Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Un episcopal de Nueva York ha tomado el liderazgo en el esfuerzo de reconstrucción de la escuela San Vicente para Niños Discapacitados  de la Diócesis Episcopal de Haití en in Port-au-Prince, que fue destruido por el terremoto de 2010.La donación de María White se celebró 10 de marzo, durante una recepción en la residencia de la Obispa Presidente en el Centro Episcopal de Nueva York. La cantidad específica de la donación no fue anunciada en la recepción, pero la Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori agradeció a White por su “voluntad y generosidad al ofrecer un regalo de ventaja para la reconstrucción de las nuevas instalaciones de San Vicente”.“Es una declaración notable – un testimonio increíble – de lo que es posible”, dijo, también al agradecer a White “por retarnos y ayudar a todos a ser más generosas y para ayudar a sanar el mundo.”White es miembro de la iglesia episcopal de San Santiago [St. James Episcopal Church] en Manhattan y una doctora.Ella dijo durante la reunión que se siente “bastante segura de que la Iglesia Episcopal, de brazo a brazo con la iglesia de Haití, puede reconstruir Haití de una manera que va a apoyar los esfuerzos sociales, culturales, educativos y médicos en todo el país, no sólo en el puerto -au-Prince, y no sólo con el Centro de San Vicente para Niños Discapacitados”.White dijo que se inspiró para hacer su donación por todo lo que ha escuchado de los líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre “los progresos que se han hecho [en Haití], y los progresos que se pueden hacer  y la diligencia con que se está haciendo”.Su regalo, ella dijo específicamente al director de San Vicente Pere Sadoni Leon y al obispo de Haití Jean Zaché Duracin, tiene la intención de mostrar que la iglesia tiene “mucha confianza” en el trabajo que están haciendo.“El terremoto del 2010 destruyó no sólo las instalaciones de San Vicente, sino también la esperanza de los niños de San Vicente de un futuro mejor”, dijo en la reunión Sadoni.Sabiendo que San Vicente se reconstruirá no sólo es una gran noticia para sus hijos “, sino también para el sector de discapacitados en Haití”, dijo.Lo que Leon llama “una donación fabulosa” reconstruirá la infraestructura destruida del centro y ayudará a mejorar y ampliar su programa para servir a más gente de lo que fue se ayudó antes del terremoto, dijo.“Si pudieras ver mi corazón y el corazón de los niños, usted entendería a qué nivel tenemos en cuenta esta donación”.Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori el 10 de marzo ofreció una recepción para agradecer a Mary White, en el centro, por su “donación ventajosa” para reconstruir el Centro de San Vicente para Niños Discapacitados de la Diócesis Episcopal de Haití en Port-au-Prince, Haití. El director del centro, Pere Sadoni León, a la izquierda, más tarde dijo que la donación de White también reconstruirá la esperanza de los niños en la escuela. Foto: Mary Frances Schjonberg / Episcopal News ServiceJefferts Schori, señalando que tanto León y White mencionan la esperanza en sus declaraciones, dijo que la esperanza de que San Vicente represente a Haití, así como a la Iglesia Episcopal y al mundo, se trata de “la realidad de que hay un lugar para todos los hijos de Dios en el mundo “.La donación de White y la obra de San Vicente “da a los niños que serían desechados en otros lugares, a que participen efectivamente en la reconstrucción de la nación. Ellos no sólo son los receptores de la atención, ellos se conviertan en participantes y los socios en ayudar a sanar a la nación “, dijo la Obispa Presidente. “Eso es una cosa extraordinaria de hacer posible”.Instó a los que están en la recepción, todos los cuales apoyan a la misión y ministerio en Haití, a “seguir contando la historia de lo que es posible, la historia de la sanación que fluye de los corazones generosos de todo el mundo.”El viaje de White en su decisión de donarWhite dijo en una entrevista con ENS, antes de la recepción, que su decisión de tomar la iniciativa en la reconstrucción de San Vicente fue el resultado inesperado de una exploración que comenzó hace cerca de 14 años cuando su parroquia realizaba una campaña de capital que recaudó aproximadamente $ 50,000 específicamente para proyectos misioneros. Ella primero se dio cuenta de las necesidades en Haití cuando viajó allí como presidente de un comité parroquial para elegir esos proyectos.Mientras que la mayoría de ese dinero de alcance misionero pasó otros proyectos, algunos miembros de la parroquia hicieron viajes de misión a Haití y White continuó trabajando en el país, incluyendo con la participación con un centro de maternidad llamada Maison de Naissance cerca de Les Cayes. Ella conoció a San Vicente Director de León cuando era rectora de la congregación episcopal en Torbeck cerca de Maison de Naissance. De personas relacionadas con La Misión Medica para los Niños de Haití u otros, White dijo que había oído hablar de San Vicente de hace muchos años.White, un médico de medicina interna que se especializó en enfermedades infecciosas, también fue a Haití dos meses después del terremoto del 2010 y trabajó en un hospital de campaña cerca de la frontera con la República Dominicana en los terrenos de un orfanato.El sismo del 2010 destruyó San Vicente, así como las escuelas primarias de la Santísima Trinidad, las escuelas secundarias, musicales y comerciales, el Convento de las Hermanas de Santa Margarita y la Catedral de la Santísima Trinidad (toda la parte del complejo de la catedral) y la Universidad Episcopal de Haití, colegio San Pedro (una escuela secundaria) y las propiedades de alquiler de generadores de renta de la diócesis.Mary White, y el obispo Jean Zaché Duracin comparten una risa el 10 de marzo, durante una recepción en la residencia de la obispa presidente en la oficina central de la Iglesia Episcopal de Nueva York para honrar la importante donación de White al Centro de San Vicente para Niños Discapacitados en Port-au-Prince, Haití. Foto: Mary Frances Schjonberg / Episcopal News ServiceDespués del terremoto, White dijo, que se enteró de los planes de reconstrucción de la catedral. “Yo escuché y escuché y sé lo importante que es la catedral para la gente – no sólo los episcopales, sino también a las personas en Port-au-Prince – como lugar de reunión central. Pero no me pude conectar como persona a querer contribuir a ello “, dijo.En San Vicente “las necesidades son más de acuerdo con lo que soy. Estos son niños, muchos de los cuales han sido abandonados por sus padres. Soy una mamá adoptiva, yo soy una doctora y es un lugar donde se da una gran cantidad de atención médica”.White dijo que también pensaba que San Vicente sería un “gran lugar para los feligreses de San Santiago para poder contribuir” en términos de su tiempo y talento, así como un tesoro, compartiendo sus conocimientos con estudiantes y profesores, y tal vez otras cosas en la comunidad. Indicando que ella no quería “forzarlo en” miembros de San Santiago [St. James], dijo White “me pareció que conseguir que las instalaciones sean construidas permitiría a mucha más gente ayudar”.‘Dios quiso que fuera así’Así que invitó a Elizabeth Lowell, directora de la Oficina de Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal, para hablar con los compañeros de San Santiago en grupo de misión sobre ser voluntariado en Haití ante la advertencia aparentemente del Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. sobre los viajes a Haití.Mientras hablaba, Lowell, White dijo que ella comenzó a ver más y más formas en las que tener nuevas instalaciones en San Vicente podrían dar lugar a que más personas se conecten con los ministerios de la escuela. “Luego nos fuimos a esa reunión y le dije: ‘Quiero reconstruir San Vicente ‘”, recuerda White.Su regalo es, una de las mayores donaciones que White ha hecho. “Para mí, como persona nunca había hecho nada como esto, ni siquiera cerca”. Dijo White.White dice que su decisión de donar a San Vicente fue una epifanía llena de emoción.“Cuando le decía a Elizabeth mientras salíamos de San Santiago, me puse a llorar”, dijo White. “Se sintió como un alivio”, porque ahora ella sabe cómo quería gastar parte del dinero que había recibido en un acuerdo de divorcio.“Me sentía eufórica después”, dijo. “Yo después sentí que Dios quiso que esto fuese así”.El pasado y futuro de San VicenteCuando fue fundada en 1945, San Vicente fue la primera escuela para niños con discapacidad en Haití y sigue siendo el único lugar de enseñanza en braille para los ciegos en el país. Alrededor de la mitad de sus actuales 250 estudiantes son ciegos; los otros tienen múltiples discapacidades físicas. Se les enseña en 12 aulas y más de estos espacios es parte del plan de recuperación.La escuela es una parte de muchos años de lo que el obispo Duracin llama un “evangelio de la totalidad” de que la Iglesia Episcopal de Haití, conocido localmente como L’Eglise Episcopal de Haití, ha predicado y practicado desde su fundación en 1861. Es un evangelio, Duracin había dicho, que ” puede servir a la gente en su cuerpo, su mente y espíritu”.“El plan para reconstruir San Vicente hace un llamado para un aumento de la matrícula de 525 alumnos (165 de ellos residenciales). Se necesita nuevos dormitorios compartidos para dar cabida a este último grupo.También hay planes para una clínica médica con la atención ortopédica y pediátrica, así como para la vista, los oídos y la atención quirúrgica. La clínica servirá a la comunidad que la rodea más allá de la escuela.Una casa de huéspedes planificada en el centro ofrecerá un lugar para las personas en viajes de misión para quedarse en los jardines, y proporcionará un ingreso para las operaciones. Están previstos en la azotea jardines donde los estudiantes y profesores pueden cultivar alimentos para complementar dos comidas diarias de los estudiantes y así también proporcionarles habilidades. Se espera que los jardines también puedan producir suficientes alimentos que podrían ser vendidos para obtener ingresos.La escuela ya ha instalado un sistema de purificación de agua que elimina la necesidad de comprar agua embotellada y eventualmente podría convertirse en otra fuente de ingresos.El taller de prótesis de la escuela ha sido reconstruido, con la ayuda de las Misiones Médicas Católicas Junta, Médicos por la Paz y Hanger Orthopedic Group. Algunos de los niños sordos de más edad están aprendiendo un oficio allí. San Vicente es también hogar del único coro de campana de mano de Haití – cuyos miembros son ciegos. In Léogâne, la diócesis de Faculté des Sciences Infirmières, su escuela de enfermería, no sufrió daños por el terremoto de 2010 y tiene previsto ampliar sus programas y hacer una conexión con el de San Vicente. Un programa de entrenamiento de terapia física y ocupacional aprobado por la Universidad Episcopal de cuatro años se encuentra cerca de la escuela de enfermería. Los estudiantes se internaran en San Vicente.Un estudiante del Centro de San Vicente para Niños Discapacitados de la Diócesis Episcopal en Port-au-Prince, Haití, estudia braille en noviembre de 2008. El centro sigue siendo el único lugar de enseñanza en braille para los ciegos en el país. Foto: Mary Frances Schjonberg / Episcopal News Service.Con la promesa de reconstruir San Vicente, White ve la oportunidad de profundizar en la relación entre la Iglesia Episcopal y la escuela, y el país en su conjunto. Ella dijo que espera ser capaz de ser voluntaria en la escuela de forma rutinaria.Hacer conexiones profundas con las personas necesitadas es importante par White. Ella es miembro de la junta asesora del Instituto para la Justicia y la Democracia en Haití, con sede en Boston  que aboga por los derechos legales de los haitianos y últimamente ha participado en una demanda contra las Naciones Unidas para indemnizar a las víctimas de una epidemia de cólera generalizada en el país.White también ha pasado los últimos ocho años como voluntaria para el proyecto de derechos humanos de la Escuela de Medicina de Icahn en el hospital Mt. Sinai en Manhattan donde se llevan a cabo exámenes físicos para las personas que buscan asilo en los Estados Unidos. La donación de White no es el final para recaudar fondos para San Vicente. “Todas las necesidades de San Vicente no están siendo satisfechas por este regalo,” dijo ella. “Hay muchas más oportunidades para que las personas donen en  grandes y pequeños niveles”.Para ello la Oficina de Desarrollo de la Iglesia tiene como objetivo recaudar un adicional de $ 5 millones para la escuela con US $ 1 millón cada uno dirigido a obtener equipo médico y el dormitorio y el mobiliario del aula, y $ 3 millones para fondos para proveer ingresos de operación. Un video sobre la escuela y esas necesidades se encuentra aquí.White quiere que los episcopales y otros recuerden que todo el trabajo de la iglesia en Haití necesita su apoyo.“Para la misión de la Iglesia Episcopal en su conjunto, Haití no ha terminado. Todavía tenemos la catedral, todavía hay varias otras entidades que necesitan ser reconstruidas”,  ella dijo.Por último, dijo: “Quiero animar a la gente a cambiar su forma de pensar acerca de Haití, a tener confianza en el futuro de Haití”.“Los edificios se están construyendo para el más alto nivel de estándares de terremotos y de estándares arquitectónicos resistentes a los huracanes; se está haciendo de manera deliberada y cuidadosamente, y en muchos aspectos teniendo en cuenta el medio ambiente y espero que este regalo no sólo vaya a conducir a otros regalos grandes y pequeños, pero a un mayor sentido de confianza en el futuro de Haití “.“Todo el mundo piensa igual que Haití está condenado y que nunca va a salir de su agujero. Espero que esto [la donación] sea una de esas cosas que se van a mostrar que la gente tiene confianza en Haití y en su futuro… Haití no es un caso perdido”.–La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es una editor/reportera para Episcopal News Service. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Esfuerzos de reconstrucción para la Iglesia Episcopal de Haití obtienen gran impulso La donación hace posible la reconstrucción del Centro de San Vicente para Niños Discapacitados Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Blues vs Crusaders Highlights – Super Rugby Round 3

first_imgSunday Mar 3, 2013 Blues vs Crusaders Highlights – Super Rugby Round 3 Highlights from the opening game of the weekend, as the Blues hosted the Crusaders at Eden Park.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2013 Related Articles 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory… 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby… 411 WEEKS AGO Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Ark Shelter / Michiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin Mik…

first_img Michiel De Backer, Jakub Senkowski, Martin Mikovčák Projects Save this picture!© Thomas DebruyneRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. We are students of architecture, who put our heads together to rethink the way people live their fast and stressful lives. Today we witness a perpetual evolution of new technologies in the fast forward moving world. It is a never-ending story of daily pressure and continuous deadlines. We were thinking about a way to escape from our stressful lives and to get back to our roots. We believe people will find the break they need by bringing the nature back. Save this picture!© Thomas DebruyneWe had a dream to design the shelter to the last detail. Our dream became reality, while we crafted ARK by ourselves, what we managed with few carpenter friends, to whom we are thankful for their patience.Save this picture!PlanMinimalistic design of AKR does not have any ambition to stand out, but wants to merge into the landscape. Shelter provides the ability to enjoy nature by becoming part of it, directing all attention to the open view. Our furniture is designed uniquely for the shelter and crafted from the same wood as used for the walls, floor and ceiling. We keep simple elegance high in our standards. Save this picture!© Thomas DebruyneARK is placed into the landscape in a very mobile way. We do not use fixed foundations to leave the surrounding nature untouched. By collecting rainwater and using solar power for electricity production, shelter becomes a self-supporting house. This ecological shelter is sustainable and completely independent. As a result of this, the destination of our cocoon is never locked.Save this picture!SectionThe philosophy behind ARK provides a place to live in the wild, back to basics. With the sides folding open, shelter takes in the landscape and becomes an extension of nature. Designed in a way of a low tech architecture, to let users a make effort, to feel a live and understand the rural way of life.Save this picture!© Thomas DebruyneProduct Description. Oak wood is used on the horizontal surfaces, since it is waterproof, like the floor, terraces, kitchen and furniture is also produced from the same oak. The vertical parts and the ceiling are made of pine tree bio plates which are painted with white oil with UV protection to keep them light. This contrast between the light vertical and the dark horizontal parts is playing the main role inside of our shelter.Save this picture!© Thomas DebruyneProject gallerySee allShow lessForbidden City College, Chongqing / Atelier FCJZSelected ProjectsExperimenta Building in Heilbronn / Sauerbruch HuttonSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Bruges, Belgium Ark Shelter / Michiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin Mikovčák Houses Ark Shelter / Michiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin MikovčákSave this projectSaveArk Shelter / Michiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin Mikovčák ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeMichiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin MikovčákOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrugesIcebergBelgiumPublished on August 01, 2020Cite: “Ark Shelter / Michiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin Mikovčák” 01 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?方舟避所 / Michiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin Mikovčák是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Thomas Debruyne+ 14Curated by Julio Effa Share Photographs:  Thomas Debruyne Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Belgium Area:  27 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain 2015 Year:  Architects: Michiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin Mikovčák Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Editorial: ¡Día de los pueblos indígenas!

first_imgWorkers World Party se solidariza firmemente con los pueblos indígenas en la lucha por abolir el actual “Día de Colón” como feriado nacional de los EE.UU. y cambiarle el nombre y transformarlo en el “Día de los Pueblos Indígenas”.La organización de los pueblos indígenas, que se niegan firmemente a marcar el genocidio como un feriado, ya ha dado como resultado que seis estados y 130 ciudades y pueblos hagan el cambio progresivo en los EE. UU.Los pueblos indígenas han librado siglos de lucha para sobrevivir y avanzar contra la marea mortal del colonialismo en los Estados Unidos. La decisión de cambiar el nombre del feriado es un intento de corregir la historia oficial según lo contado por los invasores y colonizadores.El “viaje de descubrimiento” de 1492 de Colón, que se enseña a todos los niños de las escuelas de los Estados Unidos, fue de hecho un viaje de conquista por parte de cristianos europeos. Esa conquista fue bendecida oficialmente por la máxima autoridad religiosa. En 1493, el papa Alejandro VI emitió una bula papal dando la justificación espiritual, política y legal para apoderarse de cualquier tierra no habitada por cristianos. Los autores de este documento sabían que había pueblos indígenas que vivían en esa tierra, elaborados deliberadamente para justificar la colonización.El “nuevo mundo” de la conquista europea se estableció sobre la base del genocidio, el robo de tierras y la brutal injusticia hacia los pueblos indígenas. Y eventualmente, en todo Estados Unidos, se levantaron estatuas para honrar al iniciador simbólico de este derramamiento de sangre.Aunque algunos pueden discutir ingenuamente, o con racismo deliberado, que el Día de Colón simplemente honra la herencia cultural italiana, las personas progresistas de ascendencia italiana han dejado en claro que se unen en solidaridad con los pueblos indígenas para luchar contra la supremacía blanca.La memoria histórica aguda subraya este apoyo porque los italianos del siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX que emigraron a los Estados Unidos enfrentaron un racismo virulento. Este racismo estaba especialmente dirigido a los del sur de Italia y Sicilia vinculados al linaje africano. De hecho, en 1891, once hombres italianos fueron linchados abiertamente en Nueva Orleans.Pero en 1892, cuando el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Benjamin Harrison, pidió a los Estados Unidos que marcaran el 12 de octubre como el “descubrimiento de América por Colón” en parte debido a “el cuidado y la guía divinos que han dirigido nuestra historia”, no estaba tomando una posición contra la xenofobia, la supremacía blanca o la colonización. (Sueños comunes, 11 de octubre)En cambio, esa llamada fue la señal de un nuevo acuerdo emergente en los Estados Unidos y se ofreció a los “inmigrantes étnicos”, que podrían ser eslavos, italianos u otros grupos vilipendiados por su color.¿El trato? Acepte y sigue a la supremacía blanca y conviértase en “blanco”, o enfrente el genocidio, la violencia y la discriminación que se visitó en los pueblos indígenas o afrodescendientes.Pero millones de personas han dicho NO a ese acuerdo, eligiendo en su lugar organizarse y luchar contra el racismo.El próximo año, hasta el 12 de octubre de 2020, ofrece otra oportunidad para que las personas progresistas digan “¡No a la supremacía blanca! ¡Abajo las estatuas de Colón o cualquier monumento al racismo y la colonización! ¡Arriba con pancartas del Día de los Pueblos Indígenas!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Airborne Over Iceland: Charting Glacier Dynamics

first_img Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Community News Caltech professor Mark Simons installs GPS instrumentation on a glacier in Iceland. Photo Credit: Brent Minchew.Mark Simons, professor of geophysics at Caltech, along with graduate student Brent Minchew, recently logged over 40 hours of flight time mapping the surface of Iceland’s glaciers. Flying over two comparatively small ice caps, Hofsjökull and Langjökull, they traveled with NASA pilots and engineers in a retrofitted Gulfstream III business jet, crisscrossing the glaciers numerous times. Using a radar instrument designed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and mounted on the underbelly of the plane, they imaged the surface of the glaciers, obtaining precise data on the velocity at which these rivers of ice flow downstream.Following a set of test flights in Iceland in 2009, Simons and Minchew went to Iceland in June 2012 to systematically image the two ice caps at the beginning of the summer melt season. They have just returned from a February 2014 expedition aimed at setting a baseline for glacier velocity—during the winter freeze, meltwater should not play as significant a role in glacier dynamics. They sat down recently to discuss the science and the adventure of monitoring Iceland’s glaciers.Why go to Iceland to study glaciers?Mark Simons: Iceland is an ideal natural laboratory. The glaciers there are small enough that you can do detailed measurements of them, and afterward you can process the data and analyze each ice cap in its entirety without needing overwhelming computer resources. This manageable scale lets us explore a wide range of models. Glaciers in Greenland or Antarctica are far too big for that. Logistics are also a lot easier in Iceland. We can drive up to the glaciers in just a few hours from downtown Reykjavik.Most importantly, the Icelanders have a long history of studying these ice caps. In particular, they have nearly complete maps of the ice-bedrock interface. We can complement this information with continuous maps of the daily movement or strain of the glacier surface as well as maps of the topography of the glacier surface. These data are then combined to constrain models of glacier dynamics.How can you map bedrock that is under hundreds of feet of ice?Brent Minchew: Our collaborators at the University of Iceland have been doing this work for decades. Helgi Björnsson and Finnur Pálsson mapped the subglacial bedrock by dragging long radar antennas behind snowmobiles driven over the glaciers. They use long-wavelength radar that penetrates through the ice to the underlying bedrock. By looking at the reflection of the radar signals, they can estimate where the interface is between ice and bedrock. They are expert at studying the cryosphere—the earth’s frozen regions, including ice caps, glaciers, and sea ice—as you might expect given their location so far north of the equator.Is this similar to the radar you use in your airplane flights over Iceland’s glaciers?Simons: It’s a similar principle. Radar is an active imaging system, so unlike optical observations, where you’re just looking at the reflected light from the sun, we’re actually illuminating the surface like a flashlight, but using radar instead.Was this radar technology developed specifically for imaging glaciers?Minchew: No. The technique we use, InSAR [Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar], has been available since the mid-1990s. It has revolutionized a number of disciplines in the earth sciences, including glaciology. The system we are using in Iceland is truly state-of-the-art. It enables complete control over where and when we collect data, and it returns images with millions of independent pixels. It’s a very rich data source.Simons: Actually, the exact same airplane we use in Iceland to study glaciers is also used to measure motion above restless volcanoes due to changes in magma pressure or along major seismically active faults such as the San Andreas fault. Repeated radar imaging can show us the parts of the fault that are stuck—those are the places that will generate earthquakes every so often—and the other parts that are steadily creeping year after year. Basically, we’re bringing our experience from earthquake physics, both in terms of observation and modeling, to see if it can help us address important problems in glaciology.Are there other methods besides radar for studying glacier dynamics?Minchew: We can drill to the bed and take direct measurements, but a lot of effort is involved in this. Compared to Greenland, where the ice is close to a mile thick, or Antarctica, where it is even thicker, Iceland’s glaciers are relatively thin. But they’re still on average 300 meters thick. That’s a long way to drill down for one data point.Simons: Traditionally people measured velocities of glaciers by putting stakes in the glacier, and then returning to see how far downstream those stakes had moved by the end of the melting season. This approach can give an average velocity over the season. We still utilize this principle by installing GPS units at various spots on the glacier. These GPS units also help us calibrate our radar-based measurements and confirm that our velocity estimates are accurate.What advantages does radar have over these other methods?Simons: One of the wonderful things about radar imaging, unlike optical imaging, is that we can “see” the glacier whether it’s day or night, whether it’s cloudy or clear.Minchew: Right. Another major advantage of radar technology is that we don’t just see the average velocity for the season; we can detect short-term dynamics and variability over the entire glacier if the imaging is done sufficiently often.How exactly does radar work to image the ice cap?Simons: Radar images are usually taken at oblique angles to the surface of the earth, not straight down in a perpendicular line. Given two radar images taken from nearly identical positions but at different times, we can combine them in such a way as to measure changes in ground position that occurred in the intervening period along the oblique direction of the transmitted energy. We quantify these displacements in terms of fractions of a radar wavelength. This process is called repeat pass interferometry. We design the plane’s flight path to make several interferometric measurements from different viewing angles, in order that the surface of the glacier is imaged at least three times and often as many as six times. We then combine these different perspectives to create accurate 3-D maps of the surface velocity of the glaciers, detecting its underlying east, north, and up components.How can you be so precise in your measurements from that high up in the air?Simons: The altitude itself isn’t a problem. The trick is making certain the plane is at the same absolute position over consecutive flights. We owe this precision to engineers at NASA/JPL; it has nothing to do with us down here at Caltech. They have developed the technology to fly this plane at 40,000 feet, at 450 miles per hour, and then to come back an hour later, a day later, or a year later, and fly that exact same path in coordinates relative to the ground. Essentially they are flying in a “virtual tube” in the air that’s less than 10 meters in diameter. That’s how accurate it is.Minchew: Of course even within this virtual tube, the plane moves around; that’s what aircraft do. But aircraft motion has a characteristic appearance in the data, and it’s possible for us to remove this effect. It never ceases to amaze me that we can get centimeter-scale, even millimeter-scale accuracy from an airplane. But we can do it, and it works beautifully.What was the motivation for JPL and NASA to develop this radar technology in the first place?Simons: Part of what NASA has been doing with airborne radar technology is prototyping what they want to do with radar from satellites, and to understand the characteristics of this kind of measurement for different scientific targets. The instrument is called UAVSAR, for Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar. Right now it’s clearly not uninhabited because the radar is on a plane with pilots and engineers on board. But the idea is that eventually we could do these radar measurements from a drone that would stay aloft making observations for a day or a day and a half at a stretch. We can also use satellites to make the same type of measurements.Minchew: In ways, satellites are an easier platform for radar measurements. In space, there aren’t a whole lot of dramatic perturbations to their motions; they fly a very steady path. But one advantage of an airborne platform is that we can collect data more frequently. We can sample the glacier surface every 24 hours if we wish. Satellites typically sample on the order of once a week to every several weeks.What do you hope to learn from observing glacier dynamics in Iceland?Simons: We want to use measurements of the ice cap to explore what is happening at the bottom of the glacier. We already know from the previous campaign in 2012 that over half of the movement measured in the early summer is associated with sliding at the bed rather than deformation of the ice. In the early part of the melt season, water gets down to the bottom of the glacier and doesn’t have anywhere to go, so it increases the pressure at the bottom. It ends up reducing the friction so the glacier can flow faster over the bedrock. At some point there’s so much water flow that it starts to make tunnels in the ice, and then the glacier drains more efficiently. But then the tunnels will collapse on themselves, and the whole glacier settles back down, compacting on itself. The glacier actually slides faster in the early part of the melt season than later in the melt season.Minchew: The thing that propels glaciers is simply gravity. Ice is a viscous fluid, like honey. Very cold honey. Once it warms up and begins to melt slightly, the dynamics change tremendously. That’s something we can observe in Iceland—unlike in Antarctica—where temperatures regularly go above the freezing point in summer. In Iceland, we think almost all the meltwater at the bed comes from surface melting. Geothermal heating from the earth and frictional heating from the sliding itself can also contribute to melting in Iceland’s glaciers. These are the main sources of melting in Antarctica. But geothermal and frictional heating don’t have anything to do with climate change nor should they vary with the seasons in the way that meltwater does.Is climate change the major reason why you’re studying glaciers?Minchew: No, I just like cold and inhospitable places. Seriously, I was drawn to the field work aspect of geophysics, the opportunity to go to places in the world that are for the most part the way nature intends them to be. I’m also drawn to glaciers because they are fascinating and surprisingly complex physical systems. A number of fundamental problems in glaciology remain unsolved, so there is tremendous potential for discovery in this field. But helping to understand the potential effects of climate change is an obvious application of our work. People are much more interested in glaciers now as a result of climate change. One of the glaciologists at the University of Iceland likes to say, “We’ve turned a very cold subject into a hot one.”Simons: Iceland is actually a very good place to learn about how glaciers will react to climate change. We can watch these glaciers on a seasonal basis and see how they respond to temperature variation rather than trying to compare the behavior of those glaciers in Antarctica that have yet to experience surface melting to what we think their behavior might be 50 years from now. But for me, glaciology has always been interesting in itself. My job is to study the mechanics of the earth and how it deforms. And the cryosphere is just as much a part of that as the crust.Simons’s initial exploratory campaign on Iceland’s glaciers was partially supported by the Terrestrial Hazard Observation and Reporting (THOR) Center at Caltech, funded by an endowed gift from Foster and Coco Stanback. Current efforts are supported by NASA. 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