Wenger won’t prioritise Europa League

first_imgArsenal Wenger won’t be following Mourinho’s lead by prioritising Arsenal Europa League win Chris Burton 01:29 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Arsene Wenger Arsenal Southampton Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Europa League Manchester United secured a passage to the Champions League through European success last season, but the Gunners are still chasing a top-four finish Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not follow Manchester United’s lead by prioritising Europa League success as a route into the Champions League.Jose Mourinho took the decision in 2016-17 to throw in the towel on a top-four finish and focus on continental glory.That gamble paid off, with the Red Devils back among the European elite despite finishing sixth in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal could soon find themselves in a similar position, with a north London derby defeat having left them six points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool, but Wenger maintains that he will not be looking to sneak into the Champions League party through the back door.Quizzed after a 1-0 defeat to arch-rivals Tottenham on whether it is too early to be giving up on Premier League places, the Frenchman said: “It’s too early, yes.“Football is not about switching off for three games and then switching it on for one game.“Manchester United decided that once they were in the semi-final. We are far from the semi-final and we have to fight to have a chance to come back.“For me, it’s a very disappointing result because the priority has to be to get into the Champions League from the Premier League.“I’m not a great fan of qualifying through the Europa League because I don’t think it’s right.“If it’s an opportunity, we’ll have to try to take it as well. The priority is still to be in the Premier League.”Having come unstuck against Spurs, Arsenal’s focus will now switch to continental matters.With the current holders of the famous trophy having also slipped out of the FA Cup, their next two outings will be in Europa League action – as they prepare to face Swedish minnows Ostersund at the last-32 stage.They will then take on runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final – with major silverware on the line which could salvage another season – before returning to top-flight competition on March 1 with another meeting with Pep Guardiola’s title hopefuls. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Mourinho: Man Utd deserve to finish second

first_imgPremier League ‘We deserve to finish second’ – Mourinho takes aim at Man Utd critics again Tom Maston Last updated 1 year ago 16:07 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(11) Jose Mourinho, Man Utd Getty Premier League Manchester United Manchester United v Swansea City Swansea City José Mourinho Paul Pogba Romelu Lukaku Some pundits have claimed Liverpool and Tottenham have the edge over United, but the Red Devils boss is insistent that the league table does not lie Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has again taken aim at those who criticise his team, insisting his side deserve to finish second in the Premier League.Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez against Swansea City sealed a fourth successive league win for the Red Devils – a result that leaves them two points ahead of third-placed Liverpool with a game in hand in the race to finish as runners-up behind Manchester City.Despite that, Mourinho’s tactics have been criticised throughout the campaign, with some pundits claiming both Liverpool and Tottenham are better sides. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But given his side’s consistency, the former Chelsea boss has refuted those claims ahead of next week’s derby with City at the Etihad Stadium.”Manchester City is not important for me. What is important to me is that since the moment we left the first position, we have been second for the whole of the season,” he told reporters.”We deserve to finish second no matter what the critics say. You all say the teams in third, fourth, fifth and sixth are all better than us, but they are not better than us. We have more points than them.”We are going to fight in the seven matches we have left to go to finish second.”Pep Guardiola’s side can wrap up the title race with victory over United at the weekend, with the Catalan set to claim a host of managerial awards at the end of a dominant campaign.But Mourinho – a long-term adversary of the former Barcelona boss – singled out Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal for special praise despite the Swans defeat on Saturday – just their second in the league since he took over in January.And Mourinho believes that if the Liberty Stadium outfit survive relegation then their coach should be under consideration for prizes come the end of the season.”This guy is going to keep Swansea in the Premier League, and when he does that he will be Manager of the Season,” Mourinho said having been joined in his press conference by his compatriot and opposite number. “He is going to save them.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Details Emerge From The Browns’ Decision To Cut WR Josh Gordon

first_imgjosh gordon has been released by the cleveland brownsJosh Gordon is no longer a member of the Cleveland Browns. The NFL franchise announced this evening that it was parting ways with the troubled-but-talented wide receiver.The Browns’ general manager, John Dorsey, announced the decision in a statement:“For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we’ve reached a point where we feel it’s best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well,” he said.Browns to release WR Josh GordonStatement from GM John Dorsey: pic.twitter.com/bQmWraH8Nr— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 15, 2018Gordon, 27, is undoubtedly one of the most-gifted wide receivers in the NFL, but he’s struggled with off-the-field issues over the years. The former second-round pick had been a member of the Browns since 2012.NFL insider Ian Rapoport has more on the Browns’ decision to release Gordon. He says it’s an “overall trust issue.”“He was late today to the facility, source said. In addition, he was fine at Friday’s practice, then injured his hamstring. The question of how is part of the reason they released him. My understanding is it’s an overall trust issue for a player on thin ice,” Rapoport tweeted.On Josh Gordon: He was late today to the facility, source said. In addition, he was fine at Friday’s practice, then injured his hamstring. The question of how is part of the reason they released him. My understanding is it’s an overall trust issue for a player on thin ice.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2018NFL insider Benjamin Allbright also weighed in with the following details about Gordon:“To my knowledge there was no new failed test from Josh Gordon, though I’m making some calls now. He was late to report this morning,” he tweeted.To my knowledge there was no new failed test from Josh Gordon, though I’m making some calls now.He was late to report this morning.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) September 15, 2018Gordon, an All-Pro wide receiver in 2013, had one catch for 17 yards so far this season. He has more than 3,100 career yards and 16 touchdowns.last_img read more

Geocaching Around Eugene, Oregon

first_img The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. 1. Sahalie Falls, Willamette National Forest 2. A hidden geocache 3. Example of a geocaching description 4. Koosah Falls in Willamette State Forest 5. Koosah Falls in Willamette State Forest 6. Dee Wright Observatory, McKenzie Pass, Willamette National Forest 7. McKenzie River Ranger Station /Ninkasi Brewery, Eugene Oregon 8. Where the hippies live, The Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon 9. Geocaching inside of a library 10. Our Daily Bread, Eugene Oregon 11. Domaine Meriwether Winery Eugene Oregon 12. Domaine Meriwether Winery Eugene Oregon 13. Oregon’s Pacific Coast, Florence Oregon 14. Cape Perpetua, Oregon An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini center_img Editors’ Recommendations Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Here’s a new way to get out and explore the world—it’s called GeoTouring and all you need is your iPhone or a GPS enabled device to do it. We recently tested it out on a tour of the beautiful areas around Eugene, Oregon and haven’t looked at any journey quite the same again. Check it out…The parking lot at Cape Perpetua isn’t anything spectacular. It’s hidden in a mass of trees and up a hill; tucked just far enough away from the intoxicating beauty of the actual Cape, which can be found on the cliff filled coast line of central Oregon. It is hands down, one of the most beautiful places in North America to watch a sun set.But we were focused squarely on the parking lot. It was about 30 minutes till sundown and the GPS-based geocaching App on our iPhone was telling us to jump the knee-high metal barrier between the parking and the woods. Strange. Following the straight red line on the screen towards the blue dot demarcating this particular geocaching goal—our last on this three day trip, we found a small, dirt path that led down a hill. It looked like no one had been here for a long time. The App was telling us we were getting closer. 500 feet, then 200 feet, then 78 feet….a few minutes later, we were in a gorgeous clearing between a slew of towering spruce trees covered in a gauzy layer of moss, quiet except for the chatter of some birds. It looked like the land time had forgotten or that forest with talking trees from Lord of the Rings. We had found the blue dot on the screen, and once we were done admiring the secret beauty of this place, it was time to look for the hidden box and sign the log book inside.We are officially geocaching, a GPS based scavenger hunt that since May of 2000 has garnered over five million fans worldwide, though admittedly, before this trip it was something we’d never heard of. The goal of each geocache (the word used for the hidden box) is two headed—first, you are supposed to find the hidden box that is filled with trinkets left by previous geocachers (you can take one but if you do, leave a new one) and a log book to sign…and second, to experience the location where it has been placed, which aren’t always the most obvious places, like the random off road parking lot terrain mentioned earlier.There are varying levels of involvement (which you can read on their website) and GeoTouring, which is what we’re up to, is the most accessible and rewarding for travelers. A GeoTour is set up with local knowledge to show you worthwhile points of interest along a single route. In a nutshell, it’s an engaging way to find both off the beaten path treasures and famous tourist icons, without the fuss of a guide or the clutter of a tour book.Here’s how it works:Download the Geocaching App on your smart phone or GPS enabled device. It costs $9.99. Create a user profile, which gets you into the App and onto the website. Online, there’s a list of GeoTours—a string of geocaches set up along a “spoke,” or a simple line of travel dotted with points of interest—between point A, which in our case was the city of Eugene, and point B, which on the first leg of our trip was McKenzie and on the second segment of the trip, Florence (so, two spokes—Eugene to McKenzie and Eugene to Florence). Each spoke and geocache has been crafted by local experts and are vetted and approved by the Geocaching company, but it’s not a guided tour. It’s just you, your crew and whatever mode of transport you desire.Once you find the routes you’d like to explore, all you have to do is start out on the road and open your Geocaching App, which will automatically find the closest geocaches. Those on the GeoTour are indicated in the headline. Click on the geocache and you’ll find some information about the location, a GPS enabled map of how to get there, and a few clues about where to specifically find the cache. Some people try to find all the geocaches and others are content with finding those that sound the most interesting. The only winning in the game of geocaching is measured in the richness of each find, not in the quantity. So, no matter, it’s up to you which to hunt.It’s ok if it sounds a little confusing. It did to us at first, when we were heading out of Eugene on the McKenzie route that takes you through the Cascade Mountains, but after the first try, it became resoundingly clear.Driving along route 126 that follows the McKenzie River, we turned on the App and found a geocache listed as Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls in Willamette National Forest. We learned we were but a few miles away from some gorgeous waterfalls and decided to follow the GPS map to the geocaches that were hidden around them. Once we found a camouflaged box hidden in a fallen log with some trinkets inside, plus the spectacular views of these hidden falls, we were hooked.After that, we used the App to find our meals, like dinner at Takoda’s Restaurant on the McKenzie route—an awesome country crocking’ local diner with a locally sourced pulled pork sammy or Our Daily Bread, a restaurant that’s in an old church and serves regional food, local wines and microbrews on the way to the Oregon coast. While passing through Eugene, we discovered the local’s most beloved brewing company—Ninkasi, just by using the app. On the way out towards the coastal town of Florence, we found the Domaine Meriwether winery and tasted some Oregon Wine. Once we were in Florence, we found one of the largest sea caves on planet earth.At the end of three days of constant discovery, we ended up in the parking lot at Cape Perpetua. After finally locating the hidden cache behind the parking lot at Cape Perpetua, we ambled down towards the scenic viewing area, a wooden deck perched over the exotic spruce and cypress tree lined shoreline, and watched the sun dip into the cool Northwest Pacific.We might’ve found this spot—or any of the places we hit up—in a tour book, but destinations aren’t all there is to travel. The best trips are those that have the most unexpected adventures and the geocaching App had our backs in that department.last_img read more

First 9, 600 High-Tech Water Meters to Be Delivered by May

first_img The first 9,600 solid state water meters being supplied to the Government by Diehl Metering are expected to be delivered within another two months, after which the National Water Commission (NWC) will begin installation. As a result, President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, is urging householders to closely monitor their consumption habits and check regularly for leaks. The first 9,600 solid state water meters being supplied to the Government by Diehl Metering are expected to be delivered within another two months, after which the National Water Commission (NWC) will begin installation.A total of 450,000 meters are to be provided by the German company, under a US$43.9 million contract awarded last year to replace mechanical water meters with more efficient, high-tech electronic devices.The exercise, which is to be undertaken by the NWC over a five-year period, will result in greater accuracy in the measurement of water consumption in each household.With the implementation of the smart water infrastructure technology, it is expected that most customers will see an increase in their bills due to more accurate readings.As a result, President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, is urging householders to closely monitor their consumption habits and check regularly for leaks.“We tend to ignore every drip…until it starts to run. We encourage you to (inspect) your external plumbing around your premises,” he said, pointing out that toilets are the greatest point of leakage and waste in any single home.Mr. Barnett, who was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, also suggested that persons consider purchasing water-saving devices if necessary, to ensure that they have greater control of their water consumption practices.At the contract signing held last December, the NWC President said the installation of the new meters is a step forward in improving the customer experience in doing business with the NWC.“Improved use of technology in our utility is critical…the water sector right across the world…is usually the last to accept new technologies and so for us, we want to demonstrate our commitment to change that mindset,” he said.Pointing out that 75 to 80 per cent of customer complaints are normally related to billing, Mr. Barnett noted that the installation of the new technology would significantly reduce this trend, given its many capabilities.He noted that the electronic meters will enable consumers to track their water consumption on a daily basis; detect leaks on their property; know what the flow rate is and how much water is used at certain times; and receive alarms if there are any changes in regular consumption.“We want to put that in your hands. Rather than making complaints to us, you would’ve been well notified when there is an issue on your compound,” he said.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, who also spoke at the signing ceremony, explained that the procurement of the new meters is a continuation of a project, which saw the installation of 50,000 solid state meters supplied by Diehl as part of the NWC’s work to improve efficiencies in its network.“We will be able to change almost all the meters… and take care of additional metering over the next few years,” he noted.He said a significant feature of the technology is that it will increase the NWC’s capacity to more accurately account for water supplied, which will reduce losses due to non-revenue water (NRW).“Having satisfactory metering systems is important so we can measure accurately what people buy, because while we don’t want to extort the customers, we are ensuring that what we supply is paid for and we can keep water rates reasonable,” he said.NRW refers to water that has been produced and is lost before it reaches the customer. Losses can occur as a result of leaks, theft, or metering inaccuracies.According to recent reports, more than 50 per cent of the country’s water is lost through this avenue.Dr. Chang further noted that while in most cases, the customer will pay “a little more money,” given the increased capacity to measure water more efficiently, there may be lower costs for some consumers.He said through this project, along with other ongoing initiatives, the Government is continuing its work to correct inefficiencies in its water supply system, which is also hampered by old infrastructure including old pipes and faulty insufficient pump houses.The solid state meters are rated among the best in the water industry, utilising some of the latest technologies and feature batteries that will last for a minimum of 15 years. Story Highlights The exercise, which is to be undertaken by the NWC over a five-year period, will result in greater accuracy in the measurement of water consumption in each household.last_img read more

Oregon Iron Works Joins Forces with Vigor

first_imgzoom Oregon Iron Works (OIW) and Vigor Industrial (Vigor) today announced the companies are merging to unite their strengths in advanced manufacturing, shipbuilding and ship repair.Under the terms of the merger, OIW will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor Industrial.The combination creates the critical mass of innovation, infrastructure and financial strength needed to pursue even more complex projects, enter new markets and win more work than either could separately.“I have spent the last 40 years building Oregon Iron Works into a company with some of the country’s most advanced fabrication capabilities, and we’ve been looking for ways to evolve to the next level and compete in a broader market spectrum,” said Terry Aarnio, OIW Chairman of the Board.“Vigor builds and repairs ships. OIW builds boats and other projects with complex fabrication, machining, and integration requirements. Vigor has some of the west coast’s largest shipyard industrial facilities and great marine industrial workers.”OIW’s unique fabrication abilities combined with Vigor’s shipbuilding, heavy lifting and marine launch capabilities will allow the company to complete large-scale, complex projects that neither company could do alone.“This combination positions the company to meet upcoming demand from various industrial and marine sectors,” said Vigor CEO and Owner Frank Foti. “Not only will diversification allow us to better weather the ups and downs of the marine industry, incorporating good fabrication genetics from non-marine sectors is great way to achieve world-class shipbuilding standards in the U.S.”The combined company will employ about 2,300 people in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. OIW and Vigor agreed to terms on May 20th, and expect the merger to be finalized before the end of June.May 22, 2014last_img read more

ASL Marine Reports Two Cancellations

first_imgzoom Singapore-listed shipbuilder ASL Marine Holdings Ltd informed that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has reached an agreement with a customer on the rescission of shipbuilding contracts for two offshore support vessels.One of the vessels will be ready for operation by the end of the first quarter of 2015 and the other in the third quarter next year, ASL Marine said.“The Board is confident that there is demand for these quality vessels as the company has already commenced discussions with potential buyers and/or charterers for the vessels,” the company added.As explained, unless the vessels are sold, the revenues booked to date will have to be reversed.“However and regardless of the outcome of the current negotiations, the impact of the rescission on the earnings per share of the Group for the financial year ending 30 June 2015 is unlikely to be significant,” APL went on to say.The name of the client behind the order remained undisclosed.last_img read more

Ontario Liberals launching first campaign ad ahead of election focus on Ford

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s Liberals are drawing lessons from the last U.S. election as they unleash advertising they say aims to expose the “real” Doug Ford and what he would do if elected premier this spring.As the party unveiled its first ad Friday, senior campaign officials said they want to highlight how a Tory government under Ford would affect Ontario residents, in order to avoid what they believe was a fatal flaw in the attacks aimed at U.S. President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.Those ads focused too heavily on Trump’s personality and it would be a mistake to do the same for Ford, who in many ways is a similar candidate, the officials said.The first ad, which will air online, on television and radio, says the Progressive Conservative leader would lower corporate taxes while rolling back minimum wage and cutting 40,000 public sector jobs.Other ads will nonetheless take aim at Ford’s character, reviving some of the controversial statements the Toronto politician has made in the past. One ad, whose debut date was not specified, will feature Ford’s 2014 comments about a home for children with developmental disabilities.“We think it’s really important that when people make the choice — and it’s going to be the starkest choice they’ve had to make provincially for a long time — that they have the full facts on who Doug Ford really is,” Liberal campaign co-chair Deb Matthews said Friday.Asked why the Liberals would attack Ford right from the start rather than tout their own leader Kathleen Wynne and her record, Matthews said the party’s research shows many people don’t know much about the newly chosen Tory leader.Ford has made a point to avoid scrutiny and has publicly said little about his plans for the province, she said.Liberal campaign officials acknowledged they went on the offensive because polls have consistently predicted a Tory victory. The party is spending the maximum allowed under political advertising rules — $1 million for the period before the campaign begins — on the series, they said.Ford’s campaign said Friday the ad shows the Liberals “have nothing left to offer other than fear and smear.”“We will keep campaigning for the people, and against Kathleen Wynne’s 15-year record of waste, corruption, abuse and mismanagement,” they said in a statement.Ford has not committed to releasing a fully costed platform ahead of the June 7 vote, as he had initially promised, saying only that he would present his policy priorities.New Democrats also panned the Liberal message, saying Wynne’s campaign “launched an angry, desperate ad that definitely doesn’t give people any reason to change their minds and vote for her.”Their leader, Andrea Horwath, recently launched her first campaign ad on Facebook, which focuses on “her positive vision for the province,” they said, and will eventually release television ads. The NDP said it would run the biggest campaign it has ever run in Ontario.The Liberals’ decision to target Ford is unsurprising given that they face an uphill battle in the election, said Jonathan Malloy, a political science professor at Carleton University.“Traditionally, when you’re behind, you attack more,” he said.Though he questioned the parallels with the U.S. election, Malloy said the Liberals are taking advantage of Ford’s status as a newcomer to provincial politics. While a known figure at the municipal level, the former city councillor only won the Tory crown a month ago and has yet to clearly lay out his plans.“(The Liberals) are trying to frame Mr. Ford before Mr. Ford’s really got the chance to fully frame himself and particularly to come up with a full platform,” he said.However, the move could have unintended consequences, he said, noting the ads could instead send voters to the NDP.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version carried an incorrect title for Jonathan Malloy.last_img read more

Rahul urges voters to vote for Nyay

first_imgNew Delhi: As voting for the second phase of polling started Thursday morning, Congress president Rahul Gandhi urged voters to “vote for Nyay” (justice). Gandhi also appealed to voters to vote for justice to the unemployed youth, struggling farmers, small businessmen and those who were persecuted due to their religion or caste. He used the hashtag “VoteNyayVoteCongress” with his appeal. “Nyay” is also the social welfare scheme announced by the Congress party in its election manifesto that promises to pay Rs 72,000 per annum to families living below the poverty line. The second phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections began today in 95 constituencies.last_img

IMF sees Government under pressure ahead of 2020 polls

“Progress in several structural areas including SOE reforms remains slow. Sustained efforts are needed to further reduce the fiscal deficit, strengthen external buffers, and promote inclusive growth. Political cohesion of the coalition government may be strained in the run-up to the 2020 national elections,” the report said. (Colombo Gazette) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says political cohesion of the coalition Government may be strained in the run-up to the 2020 national elections.An IMF report on Sri Lanka said that many challenges lie ahead to sustain Sri Lanka’s reform momentum. The report said that the Government faces higher debt repayments starting in 2018 at a time when the economy remains vulnerable to shocks.

Leading Cambridge theological college apologises for subverting the teaching of Christ in

first_imgCanon Chivers “We’ll be reviewing the process by which these things are authorised so it never happens again.” One former student at the college expressed his disgust.“This is horrific. As a former Westcott ordinand, I’m appalled,” said The Reverend Tom Lilley on Twitter. The Reverend Andrew Symes, executive secretary of the conservative group Anglican Mainstream, said that the service “brings the Church into disrepute”.He demanded that Westcott House issue a public apology. But Canon Simon Butler, an openly gay member of the Archbishops’ Council, said that while the Polari service was ill advised it could prove a useful “source of learning”.He suggested the choice of liturgy may have been “an inappropriate way of letting off some steam”.Ordinands, he added, “often do foolish things, but if it leads to a deeper engagement with things – I’m not saying it’s the right thing to do, [but theological college] is a relatively safe place to make foolish errors.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A leading theological college in Cambridge has apologised for “subverting the teaching of Christ” by staging a church service that referred to Jesus as ‘Josie’ and the Lord as the ‘Duchess’.Trainee priests delivered the liturgy at Westcott House using gay slang to mark LGBT history month.But the service, held in the college’s chapel, backfired spectacularly amid complaints it had brought the Church of England into disrepute.The theological students held the evensong service on Tuesday with a programme explaining their version was a “queering [of] the liturgy of Evening Prayer”.The trainees used Polari, the language championed in the 1950s and 1960s by the comedians Kenneth Williams and Hugh Paddick in BBC radio’s Round the Horne.The popular show used gay innuendo at a time when homosexuality was still illegal.A note produced along with the order of service explained that the service was “a liturgical experiment” and an “attempt at queering the liturgy of Evening Prayer, locating the queer within the compass of faith”.A gay activist group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, has produced a version of the Bible in Polari, in which God is ‘Gloria’; the Lord is turned into “the Duchess”; the Holy Spirit becomes “Fantabulosa Fairy”; and Jesus is feminised to “Josie” and referred to as she. Psalm 19 was reworded to refer to “O Duchess, my butchness”.At Tuesday’s service, much to the horror of many of the devout worshippers, they were invited to respond to the line: “O Gloria make speed to save us,” with the words “O Duchess make haste to help us.”The Principal of Westcott House, Revd Canon Chris Chivers, told The Telegraph that the service had not been vetted beforehand; was not an authorised act of worship; and was “hugely regrettable”. Westcott HouseCredit:Alamycenter_img He added: “The service that was produced was completely at variance with the doctrine and teaching of the Church of England.”Canon Chivers said that worshippers – who included staff and ordinands – had not been warned of the unorthodox content in advance and only discovered it when they picked up their orders of service.“People found themselves in a situation they hadn’t expected,” he said. He was forced the next day “to deliver an admonishment” in front of the whole of Westcott House.He said: “Theological colleges are a place where experiments are important and mistakes can be made, because hopefully that means they won’t be made in public ministry. But it can’t be a place where we subvert the doctrine and teaching of the Church. Canon Chivers Westcott Houselast_img read more

Zarko Sesum about his injury I was affraid of Bieleckis fate

Serbian NT and Rhein Neckar Lowen left back, Zarko Sesum (26) talked for morgenweb.de about eye injury caused by unknown hooligan, who hit the player with some metal object during the EHF EURO 2012 semifinal between Serbia and Croatia in his own country:– I couldn’t see anything, I felt horrible pain and was in shock. I went to the Hospital. I had a great fear that will befall me a destiny of Karol Bielecki – said Sesum.Sesum will be operated during this week. After two weeks of total rest, he will be ready to play handball in about a month. ← Previous Story Cristina Varzaru is leaving Viborg after 7 years Next Story → Last chance to vote for the World Handball Players of the Year 2011 Karol BieleckiRNLSerbian handballZarko Sesum

Geek deal IVBpowered Dell Vostro 470 desktop and a 215inch monitor for

first_imgIf you’re reading this site, chances are that you are someone who gets excited about new technology. The sleek, the slim, the powerful, the latest and greatest are what drives much our interest in many things, especially technology.While not all new technology is exciting, there is still a place for the bland, the mundane… the “beige” as it were. Practical technology still drives most of the real work we get done, and that does include computers. Not everyone gets “stuff” done on a super-thin MacBook Air, but rather a more boring computer with a plain black chassis and lots of practical features.Dell’s new Vostro 470 desktop falls squarely into this “practical” category, using a pretty standard mini tower chassis powered by Intel’s 3rd generation Ivy Bridge processors. While not quite sexy, the quad-core Intel Core i5 processor in this base model will handle all of your average user’s needs and then some.The 470 has plenty of ports and expansion, including a total of eight USB ports, half of which are the new 3.0 standard. It even has a slot specifically for an mSATA SSD and Wireless-N built-in. It may be boring, but the 470 sure is capable.Rounding out this deal is an included Dell E2211H 21.5-inch 1080p LCD monitor. Again, not a super high-resolution or extra sexy model, but perfectly capable with its 1920×1080 resolution and VGA and DVI connections. This entire bundle is just $749 with free shipping from Dell, but this deal expires in a couple days.Visit LogicBuy for the Dell Vostro 470 Core i5 desktop + 21.5-inch LCD monitor bundlelast_img read more

Des lessives moins polluantes bientôt dans les commerces

first_imgDes lessives moins polluantes bientôt dans les commercesA partir de la mi-juin de nouvelles lessives liquides vont voir le jour. Plus concentrées, elles devraient être plus écologiques.Pour respecter une recommandation de l’AISE (Association internationale de la savonnerie, de la détergence et des produits d’entretien), l’organisation professionnelle qui régule l’ensemble des fabricants européens, de nouvelles lessives vont faire leur apparition. Elles seront en effet plus concentrées, à l’instar des lessives en poudre qui avaient déjà évolué ces dernières années.   À lire aussiTote bag, G20 et paternité, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 18 juinC’est dans un soucis d’écologie que ces formules concentrées avaient vu le jour. Quand par exemple 180 g de lessive étaient nécessaires pour un lavage en 1997, 80 suffisaient en 2008. Pour ce qui est des lessives liquides, plébiscitées par les Français, l’AISE a créé de nouveaux logos qui seront apposés sur les bouteilles et indiqueront les nouveaux dosages à appliquer. De nouveaux produits devraient également être créés, pour laver plus vite ou plus efficacement les taches particulièrement tenaces par exemple.  Les trois grands producteurs que sont Procter & Gamble, Unilever et Henkel se sont engagés à suivre cette recommandation. Au niveau européen, 400.000 tonnes de liquide et 16.000 tonnes de matériaux d’emballage seront ainsi économisés. Unilever a calculé que si tous les consommateurs utilisaient les nouvelles lessives, 4 millions de tonnes de CO2 de moins seraient rejetées (l’équivalent de l’émission d’un million de voitures).   Concrètement, tous les flacons vont diminuer d’un tiers de leur taille et pour une machine de 5 kg, seuls 75 ml de produit seront nécessaires contre 110 à 120 jusqu’ici. Les produits de la marque Henkel (Xtra, Mir, Le Chat et Minidou) sont déjà aux nouvelles normes depuis quelques semaines. Pour autant, le prix des lessives ne changera pas car, selon une responsable de Procter & Gamble, ces économies sont le fruit “d’énormes investissements en terme de recherche et de développement”. Pourtant, le groupe va économiser 28 millions de litres de lessive, 1.000 tonnes de packaging et 30.000 palettes.      Le 30 avril 2011 à 10:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Wood stove cause of fire at Orchardsarea home

first_imgAn early Sunday morning fire that ripped through an Orchards-area home was ignited when an unpermitted wood stove overheated and burned through the floor of a shed, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.“The shed burned quickly, and the fire spread to the first and second floors, even the attic of the home,” Deputy Fire Marshal Caleb Barnes said.Firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 3 were called around 1:50 a.m. to the house at 15505 N.E. 83rd St.Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Bryan Fredrickson said responding firefighters arrived to find fire coming from the rear of the house on the second floor and an outbuilding engulfed in flames.The fire took about 10 minutes to bring under control, Fredrickson said. It displaced six people — two adults and four children — who were staying with friends within the neighborhood, he said.last_img read more

Roberts explains Bielsas reactions

first_imgThe Wales footballer says Bielsa was okay after Leeds United lost 4-1 against West Brom, but he obviously was not happyWales national team and Leeds United striker Tyler Roberts has explained how head coach Marcelo Bielsa endured the 4-1 defeat against West Brom.“I haven’t seen him blow up,” Roberts told Sky Sports.“He was OK after Saturday (when Leeds lost 4-1 at West Brom).”“He always shakes everyone’s hand when we come in from the pitch,” he added.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“It’s always the same, win or lose. He was obviously not happy about Saturday, but that’s the same in every team after a result like that.”“I started as a winger with him (Bielsa),” Roberts commented.“But he’s seen me come away with Wales and play the number nine role.”“He’s taught me a lot about runs in behind, staying up the pitch and making important movements,” the forward said.“He’s opened my eyes to another part of my game that maybe I didn’t see as well before.”last_img read more

Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes millions is saving with retired of

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Mar 2016 – The PNP Administration is proposing to spend $252 million dollars in the running of the country for 2016/2017 and according to the Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick there will be no new taxes this financial year. During House of Assembly meeting on Monday the Minister shared that the PNP Government is proposing to spend 4% more on recurrent expenditure and shared that earnings for TCIG is forecast to be $256 million. Based on these projections, the country will generate in the upcoming fiscal year a $4 million surplus. Hon Washington Misick reminded that the FSPS or the Financial Strategic and Policy Statement was tabled in the House since last December and on Monday, the Appropriation 2016-2017 Estimates was laid on the table. A whopping announcement came when the Finance Minister shared that in addition to the salary re-grade which resulted in significantly higher salaries for many in the civil service; another 2.5% increase in wages is planned for public workers. Pensioners will also get more money says Minister Misick, retired legislators will be getting more money. Non pensionable employees released in 2012 will get some remuneration; financial boost will come, said the Minister for crime fighting with 20 new recruits at a cost of $900,000; more money will go to indigents under social services. More money will go to environmental health and emergency services, an on the job productivity management team under the Ministry of Finance will be established and $1.5 million dollars has been allotted to give incentive to small business development, and an extra $250,000 is dedicated to the Center for Entrepreneurial Development. There is also a 19% reduction in non-recurrent expenditure according to the Minister, which he put at $8.8 million.“Mr. Speaker the significant reduction this is due to reduced debt service fees, as the $170 million bond has been retired.”The UK guarantee loan is now paid off, the House of Assembly wrapped up debate after 10pm on Monday night. TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Related Items:Financial Strategic and Policy Statement, house of assembly, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6mlast_img read more

St Patricks plans Tell us about them

first_imgAre you or your organization hosting a special celebration on St. Patrick’s Day? Know of any interesting March 17 events to honor the holiday? The Columbian would like to know. Send details (including an event summary, start time, cost, location and contact information) to fyi@columbian.com. Put “St. Patrick’s Day event” in the email subject line. Deadline for items is noon on Tuesday.last_img

MatSu Borough budget shrinking as population grows

first_imgMat-Su Borough LogoThe Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s budget proposal is out and it’s smaller than last year.Listen nowIf approved, the budget for the fastest-growing population center in the state would shrink about $9 million to about $400 million. The plan keeps school funding about the same as last year.The borough prides itself on having the leanest personnel to resident ratio of any municipality in the state, with one employee for every 330 residents, Borough Manager John Moosey said.“I think what it shows is that we’re trying to provide services the most economical way possible,” Moosey said.Moosey said cuts from cost-saving efforts have not been proposed across the board. The Borough has tried to prioritize parts of the budget like public safety and schools while putting off expenses for things like new equipment or vehicles, he said.As the number of people living in the Mat-Su has gone up, state contributions to the Borough have dropped, Moosey said. Considering the state’s revenue is dependent on oil production and forecasts are not optimistic, Moosey said he does not expect help from the state anytime soon.“There’s no other conclusion to draw, other than there’s less money for state operations and government and we have to make sure we’re providing services at a fair rate for our citizens,” Moosey said.Meantime, the Mat-Su Borough budget is up for public comment.Members of the public can testify at the Borough Assembly Chambers in Palmer at 6 p.m. Tuesday and in Willow at the community center on Thursday at 6 p.m.After that, the Mat-Su Borough Assembly will take up the budget.last_img read more

Battle of the Howard Starks

first_imgThere have been many different versions of Iron Man over the character’s long history. What started out as a comic book character managed to gain some traction in the 1990s in the field of animation, followed by a re-vamp in the comic books for the Ultimate Marvel Universe and – of course – the introduction of three new Howard Starks in the currently endless Marvel Cinematic Universe being produced by Disney.Yes, there are three live action Howard Starks! If you’ve forgotten the third, don’t fret, we’ve broken down the most important Howard Starks of all the fictional world and compiled a list of pros and cons so you can decide which portrayal is the best in the battle of the Howard Starks!(the answer is John Slattery)AdChoices广告 Dominic Cooper MCU Peggy Carter Era Howard Stark1/10Pros: Gets to be the suave womanizer version of the character on Marvel’s most feminist offshoot, ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter. Is basically the MCU’s Howard Hughes. Got to know Steve Rogers before he was frozen.Cons: Never got to found S.H.I.E.L.D. before the T.V. show was cancelled. Didn’t actually get that much action, just implied to be a playboy. Always extremely irresponsible with dangerous technology.<><>last_img read more