Six Nations: Wales 27-6 France

first_imgRW’s proposed France XV v Scotland: Brice Dulin; Yoann Huget, Gael Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Hugo Bonneval; Jules Plisson, Maxime Machenaud; Thomas Domingo, Dimitri Szarzewski, Nicolas Mas, Pascal Pape, Yoann Maestri, Yannick Nyanga, Wenceslas Lauret, Louis Picamoles.Machenaud brought more pace to the French game when he replaced Jean-Marc Doussain so he gets the nod while Fickou deserves his chance in midfield after the uninspiring and one-dimensional performances of Mathieu Bastareaud. The pack get the chance to redeem themselves against Scotland. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sam’s the man: Warburton stretches for the line to score his second-half try against FranceBy Sarah Mockford at Millennium StadiumThe match in 30 secondsWales did to France what Ireland did to them in Dublin two weeks ago. They brought huge intensity at the breakdown and in defence, none more so than captain Sam Warburton, and prevented France getting any rhythm. George North crossed in the first half, Warburton stretched for the line in a scrappier second half and Leigh Halfpenny’s boot did the rest.Wales – Tries: North, Warburton. Con: Halfpenny. Pens: Halfpenny 5.France –Pens: Doussain, Plisson.Rough and tumble: the hits were physical in CardiffPost-match bulletin–       Shaun Edwards paid tribute to the work Robin McBryde had done in defending against the maul, believing the forwards had negated a typical strength of the French game.–       Philippe Saint-André said: “Wales played well but they didn’t need to do much, just feed off our mistakes.” But he emphasised that France can still win the Six Nations.–       France made nearly twice as many carries as Wales – 118 to 61 – with Louis Picamoles topping the chart on 17. They also made 372 metres to Wales’ 188.–       France bust 26 tackles and made four line breaks but couldn’t score a try.–       Wales made nearly twice as many tackles as France – 116 to 69 – and Dan Lydiate made the most hits with 14.center_img –       Wales’ scrum success rate was 56% while France’s was 33%, while they won eight turnovers to France’s six.What’s next?–       More of the same for Wales – they need to match, if not better, the intensity shown here if they are to leave Twickenham victorious in a fortnight. They threw numbers at the breakdown, were extremely physical in defence and worked in unison.–       Jamie Roberts was at his best in getting over the gain-line and giving Wales momentum – that’s what will be needed against England. If he can find holes around the Owen Farrell-Billy Twelvetrees channel, he will give his outside backs decent opportunities.–       The scrum was the one area of concern, but on the better turf at Twickenham the front row should be able to get traction–       France were flat and vast improvements need to be made before they travel to Murrayfield. They weren’t able to adapt to Alain Rolland’s rulings at the contact area and grew tetchy – Louis Picamoles applauding the referee as he walked off having been sin-binned a prime example.–       They also need to make better use of their possession – more teamwork, less individual play.High five: Jake Ball made his first Wales startRW’s proposed Wales XV v England: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North; Rhys Priestland, Rhys Webb; Gethin Jenkins, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Luke Charteris, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Toby Faletau.Davies has two more weeks to prove his fitness and his creativity in midfield will bring a different dimension to Wales’ game against England, while Alun Wyn Jones will be welcomed back if he recovers from his foot infection. If not, Jake Ball has shown he can step in. Webb retains the No 9 shirt after releasing Wales’ back-line with his quick service.last_img read more

Top 14: French rugby reaches crescendo

first_img TAGS: Highlight The Top 14 season is close to reaching its 2013/14 end-game and there is still much to play for 1.Toulon 2.Montpellier3.Clermont 4.Racing 5.Toulouse6.Castres What a day we have in store this Saturday in the Top 14. It’s the last day of the regular season yet after 25 rounds of competition only two clubs have nothing to play for. Biarritz are already relegated to Pro2 and Brive are nestled in the cosy confines of mid-table, neither in danger of the drop nor in with a faint hope of finishing seventh and qualifying for next month’s European Champions Cup play-off place against one of their English rivalsThe relegation permutations were covered in last week’s column and while nothing has obviously changed in that regard, it will be intriguing to see how Clermont react to Saturday’s [2] Heineken Cup humiliation when they host Perpignan. Twelve months ago the Auvergne club lost to Toulon in the Heineken Cup final and a week later slumped to a spiritless defeat against Castres in the Top 14 semi-final.Rescue act: Clermont need star centre Wesley Fofana to help them bounce back from Heineken Cup humiliationThe fact Clermont are at home is crucial. Right now they are in need of some TLC and their raucous supporters will be there in numbers to help lick their wounds against relegation-threatened Perpignan. Clermont must win against the Catalans if they’re to stand any chance of qualifying automatically for the semi-final of the Top 14.As it stands, Toulon are top of the table on 73 points, then Montpellier on 71 and Clermont and Racing Metro on 69. Assuming Jonny Wilkinson’s side don’t slip up at home to Stade Francais (though the match is actually being played along the Cote d’Azur in Nice), they’ll finish the regular season as champions. Montpellier have a difficult match at home to Racing Metro, who have been the form team in the second half of the season.The Parisians have lost just twice in the league since the start of  December and there’s a pragmatism now to their game that has echoes of Toulon. They have the best defence in the Top 14 – having conceded 404 points in 25 matches – and while they don’t run in tries from all four corners, they have the boot of Johnny Sexton on which to rely. Quite possibly Racing are timing their run to perfection and could emulate Castres’ achievement last season in going all the way.Tough at the top: A star-studded Toulon will be fighting on two fronts as the season climaxesBut if one was to go with Top 14 tradition and assume the home sides win on Saturday, then Toulon and Montpellier would go through to the semi-finals on the weekend of May 16/17. Clermont would have a home tie in their Barrage on May 9/10 against the team that finishes sixth. That could be any one of Toulouse, Castres, Stade Francais or Racing, depending on how other results pan out. Toulouse are currently sixth (so slated to face the side finishing third) but they host struggling Grenoble on Saturday and should finish with a comfortable win. Castres also face one of the relegation threatened sides in Bayonne, but a trip to Basque country could be tricky for the defending champions.Stade Francais are seventh and, given that they play Toulon, unlikely to finish in sixth so they are in line to face off against one of the English clubs in the European play-off match. But the Parisians could yet be edged out of that encounter by eighth-place Bordeaux Begles, who entertain Biarritz.Now pay attention because this is where it gets very complicated: Bordeaux trail Stade Francais by five points with an inferior points difference of 13. Yet if Bordeaux secure a bonus point win against Biarritz and also win by more than 14 points – and Stade Francais lose to Toulon without a bonus defensive point – then they will finish seventh and Stade will drop to eighth.The drama unfolds on Saturday afternoon with all matches kicking-off at 1.45pm BST and agony and ecstasy ensuing in the 80 minutes to follow.Final top six if home sides all win on Saturday (but with Racing & Castres collecting a bonus defensive point) Clermont v CastresRacing v Toulousecenter_img Upturn: Johnny Sexton’s Racing Metro have been the form team of the Top 14 as the season comes to a close LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Barrages:last_img read more

Archbishops of Canterbury and Australia issue joint statement on Iraq

first_img Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags The Rev Donald Heacock says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Anglican Communion, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of Australia Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq during press conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday.The press conference took place at The Chapter House at St. Paul’s Cathedral before the inauguration of Archbishop Philip Freier as the Anglican Primate of Australia.Archbishop Justin Welby said: “Ever since the war to end all wars ended in 1918, humankind have been saying “never again”, then we wring our hands as genocide unfolds in some distant corner. But what is happening right now in northern Iraq is off the scale of human horror.“In a globalised world where even distant nations are our “neighbour”, we cannot allow these atrocities to be unleashed with impunity. And while the behaviour of the ISIS jihadis in Syria and northern Iraq is particularly savage, it is also part of rising and increasingly serious persecution of Christians and other groups in many countries.“These groups are, rightly, rejected by the vast majority of Muslims. The struggle being faced is one for a world that can cope with diversity, and disagree without destruction. ISIS, Boko Haram and their equivalents seek only destruction for their own ends.“The international community must document the human rights abuses in northern Iraq so that the perpetrators can later be prosecuted.“As Anglican leaders, we cry to God for peace and justice and security throughout the world, and especially for Christians and other minority groups suffering so deeply in northern Iraq.”Archbishop Philip Freier said:“As Anglican Primate of Australia, I have written to the Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott, appreciating Australia’s rapid response  in providing aid to the displaced thousands in Iraq. I have asked him to emulate France in offering asylum to the Christians of northern Iraq who are facing forced conversion or death. I have also written to the Immigration Minister, Mr Scott Morrison, making the same request.“I have also launched an appeal through Anglican Overseas Aid  to help provide succour and relief for those fleeing the ISIS fighters. It is reported that more than 1.2 million people have been forced to flee, plus another 200,000 Syrians who have sought refuge in northern Iraq. More than 200,000 people have been displaced in the past fortnight, including all the residents of Iraq’s largest Christian town, Qaraqosh, and a large number of the Yazidi minority group.“Aid agencies cannot cope with the influx, and the suffering is immense. The refugees need food, water, clothes, medical supplies and much more. I ask Anglicans and others to give sacrificially.”Read more: Statement from Archbishop Justin Welby on Iraq Iraq crisis: Archbishop’s interview on Radio 4  Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Archbishop of Canterbury, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments (1) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted Aug 14, 2014 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA August 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm Thank God the Church is speaking. I pray our branch will speak in the same voice. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Archbishops of Canterbury and Australia issue joint statement on Iraq Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Middle East Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 last_img read more

South Carolina diocese seeks federal court action over breakaway’s use…

first_img 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 Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church in South CarolinaPosted Dec 10, 2018 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church parties in South Carolina seek summary judgment in federal lawsuit Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Back to Press Releases Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC) and The Episcopal Church have asked the U.S. District Court to grant motions for summary judgment and call a halt to the “pervasive” public confusion caused by a group that broke away from the church, yet continues to use Episcopal names and marks.The motion asks U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel to prohibit false advertising and the use of confusing names and marks by the breakaway group and its affiliated churches. A motion for summary judgment is a request for the court to rule that the other party has no case, because there are no facts at issue.“The public confusion resulting from Defendants’ conduct is pervasive,” according to a memo filed by TECSC on December 7 in support of the motion. “It is undeniably causing irreparable harm to The Episcopal Church, and more locally, to TECSC and its Bishops. All that the Plaintiffs seek in this action is declaratory and injunctive relief, not damages (for which they could easily make a case).”The lawsuit, known as vonRosenberg v. Lawrence, was filed in March 2013 by Bishop Charles vonRosenberg, who was the only bishop recognized by The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion as bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina at that time. Bishop vonRosenberg retired in 2016, and his successor, Bishop Gladstone B. Adams III, was added as a plaintiff in the case. The Episcopal Church and its local diocese, TECSC, also joined the case as plaintiffs.In April, Judge Gergel ordered the expansion of the lawsuit, adding as defendants to the case the diocesan organization and trustees who are operating under Bishop Mark Lawrence, and the 54 parishes that followed him after the 2012 split. Those groups have been operating under the names “The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina” and “Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina,” and the confusion created by that is one facet of the trademark infringement and false-advertising claims. The court has set a target date of March 1, 2019 for a trial to begin.The federal case is aimed primarily at resolving federal trademark infringement and false-advertising issues raised by the split. In a separate case, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in August 2017 that property of the diocese and 29 parishes must be returned to The Episcopal Church and TECSC. That decision resulted from a state lawsuit filed by the breakaway group in 2013 against The Episcopal Church and TECSC.The memo filed December 7 by TECSC cites the state Supreme Court’s 3-2 ruling that TECSC, not the group led by Mark Lawrence, is the true Episcopal diocese in the eastern half of South Carolina.  According to the memo, TECSC has the right to all the diocesan names and marks, including the historic seal of the Diocese of South Carolina.“The use of all of the diocesan names and marks, and the goodwill that arose from such use over many years, inured to the one and only historic diocese at issue. That goodwill in the diocesan names and marks cannot be divvied up, pursuant to the following well-established principles of trademark law,” the memo says.The Episcopal Church filed a separate Motion for Summary Judgment and a supporting memo on December 7. “Defendants have purported to disaffiliate from the Church, but continue to use the names they used when they were part of the Church and/or continue to hold themselves out as belonging to the ‘Episcopal’ diocese led by the ‘Episcopal’ bishop. These actions are not only likely to cause confusion, but, as we detail below, have caused confusion over and over again,” the memo says.Defendants in the breakaway group also have filed counterclaims and motions with the federal court in connection with the case. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY 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 last_img read more

Sham trial ends in six-year sentence for Russian blogger

first_img May 5, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News News Related documents cp_russie_condamnation_valov_ru.pdfPDF – 63.69 KB May 21, 2021 Find out more Read in Russian / Читать на русскомReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls again for the immediate release of Alexander Valov, a Russian blogger who was sentenced today to six years in a prison camp and a fineof 700,000 roubles (about 9,000 euros) at the end of a sham trial in the southwestern city of Sochi. After 11 months in preventive detention, Valov was convicted of extorting money from Yury Napso, a Sochi representative in the Russian parliament, despite a lack of material evidence and repeated procedural violations ever since the trial began in early October.When he made his final appearance in court on 19 December, Valov reiterated that the prosecution’s case was based solely on the testimony of Napso and his two assistants and on quotes from telephone taps taken out of context. The Federal Security Service (FSB) tapped his phone on the grounds that he belonged to a “group of citizens with pro-opposition ideas.”Valov is well-known in the Sochi region for criticizing prominent local figures in his blog, BlogSochi, in which he accused Napso taking over part of the Sochi’s beach in order to build a private swimming pool.“We strongly condemn the harsh sentence imposed on Alexander Valov,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The many procedural violations seen in the course of the trial are evidence of a desire to silence this blogger. We demand his immediate release and a fair appeal hearing in a different region.”All of Valov’s social network accounts were pirated in March and BlogSochi is still inaccessible. Ever since Vladimir Putin’s reelection as president in 2012, the Internet has been under close control in Russia, which is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s2018 World Press Freedom Index. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Council of EuropeImprisonedInternetJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Russiacenter_img Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further Receive email alerts News Alexander Valov Organisation December 26, 2018 – Updated on January 8, 2019 Sham trial ends in six-year sentence for Russian blogger RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Council of EuropeImprisonedInternetJudicial harassment last_img read more

JPL’s Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Community News Curiosity got close to this outcrop on Sept. 9, 2016, which displays finely layered rocks. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSThe layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by JPL’s Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The new images arguably rival photos taken in U.S. National Parks.Curiosity took the images with its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sept. 8. The rover team plans to assemble several large, color mosaics from the multitude of images taken at this location in the near future.“Curiosity’s science team has been just thrilled to go on this road trip through a bit of the American desert Southwest on Mars,” said Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada at JPL.The Martian buttes and mesas rising above the surface are eroded remnants of ancient sandstone that originated when winds deposited sand after lower Mount Sharp had formed.“Studying these buttes up close has given us a better understanding of ancient sand dunes that formed and were buried, chemically changed by groundwater, exhumed and eroded to form the landscape that we see today,” Vasavada said.The new images represent Curiosity’s last stop in the Murray Buttes, where the rover has been driving for just over one month. As of this week, Curiosity has exited these buttes toward the south, driving up to the base of the final butte on its way out. In this location, the rover began its latest drilling campaign (on Sept. 9). After this drilling is completed, Curiosity will continue farther south and higher up Mount Sharp, leaving behind these spectacular formations.Curiosity landed near Mount Sharp in 2012. It reached the base of the mountain in 2014 after successfully finding evidence on the surrounding plains that ancient Martian lakes offered conditions that would have been favorable for microbes if Mars has ever hosted life. Rock layers forming the base of Mount Sharp accumulated as sediment within ancient lakes billions of years ago.On Mount Sharp, Curiosity is investigating how and when the habitable ancient conditions known from the mission’s earlier findings evolved into conditions drier and less favorable for life.For more information about Curiosity, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Science and Technology JPL’s Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations From JPL/NASA Published on Friday, September 9, 2016 | 3:47 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Top of the News last_img read more

Fannie Mae on What Could Derail Spring Homebuyers

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Fannie Mae on What Could Derail Spring Homebuyers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 20, 2019 1,994 Views Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Fitch Addresses PHH, Ocwen Next: Experts Sound Off on Fed Rate Decision  Print This Post About Author: Donna Joseph Doug Duncan Economic and Strategic Research Group Fannie Mae 2019-03-20 Donna Joseph Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Doug Duncan Economic and Strategic Research Group Fannie Mae Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae on What Could Derail Spring Homebuyers The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles According to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s March outlook, full-year real GDP growth is estimated to come in at 2.2 percent in 2019, unchanged from the prior forecast but down markedly from 2018’s 3.1 percent. The researchers attributed the expected deceleration in growth to the “fading fiscal impact from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as continued sluggishness in business investment and consumer spending.” Speaking of housing, Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae said, “We continue to expect another year of steady home sales in 2019. While inventory has improved, it remains low by historical standards—particularly among existing homes—and threatens to derail the spring homebuying season, though a recent jump in single-family starts suggests that new supply is on the way. Considering the general inventory shortage and strong demand for housing, affordability remains a key challenge facing the industry, particularly in the conforming space.”However, affordability has improved by slowing house price appreciation and more attractive mortgage rates and purchase mortgage originations are expected to expand in 2019 while refinancings contract, the research revealed. The ESR also noted that the economic growth in the first quarter of 2019 is forecasted to slow to 1.3 percent in part due to consumer caution following significant volatility in households’ financial assets in the fourth quarter. Duncan expects headline growth in the first quarter of 2019 to fall to 1.3 percent annualized–the slowest quarterly growth in over three years. “ As we weigh the downside risks to the economy–including moderating international growth and trade uncertainty–we now project that the Fed will wait until the fourth quarter to raise rates, if at all.”In its previous report, Fannie Mae indicated that the Fed’s pause on rate hikes is likely to help the housing market as well as the broader economy. It noted that the Fed’s “patience” on raising rates “has led to easing financial conditions, while the expanding labor pool suggests minimal wage pressures, which together server as potential growth offsets to the opposite direction.” last_img read more

Supreme Court Bar Association To Hold Elections In A Hybrid Manner, Requests CJI To Resume Physical Hearings From 1st February

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Bar Association To Hold Elections In A Hybrid Manner, Requests CJI To Resume Physical Hearings From 1st February Nupur Thapliyal16 Jan 2021 12:15 AMShare This – xIn a recent meeting conducted by the Supreme Court Bar Association, the members with a majority resolved to conduct the Supreme Court Bar Association elections in a hybrid form including both physical and virtual system of voting. The development came after the Executive Committee reconsidered its earlier resolution of conducting the SCBA elections for 2020-21 in an online…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a recent meeting conducted by the Supreme Court Bar Association, the members with a majority resolved to conduct the Supreme Court Bar Association elections in a hybrid form including both physical and virtual system of voting. The development came after the Executive Committee reconsidered its earlier resolution of conducting the SCBA elections for 2020-21 in an online mode by engaging an independent agency for conducting elections under the supervision of the Election Committee. This was done in the change in situation of the pandemic and the change of approach of governments while opening public places and offices. Therefore, in view of this, the Executive Committee confirmed that the elections for the SCBA should be held at the earliest. The Executive Committee further clarified that the Election Committee shall decide the fresh dates of polling and holding elections not later than the third week of February 2021. The Committee also suggested that the elections should be conducted in a hybrid manner i.e. via physical and virtual voting methods. “The Election Committee is requested to consider this. As the suggestion to hold election is in hybrid form, the Election Committee may consider staggering the voting process in a phased manner.” The resolution said. The Supreme Court Bar Association was in the news earlier this week after Mr. Dushyant Dave, former President of SCBA tendered his resignation on Thursday. In the letter, Dave specified that since the term of the Executive Committee has come to an end and the Committee is planning to hold elections virtually, it would not be possible for him to hold the position as per the schedule declared by the Election Committee. The Executive Committee also resolved that the Hon’ble CJI S.A. Bobde be requested to commence physical hearing from 1st February 2021. The members of the Executive Committee, with a majority, noted that in the view of tremendous hardships being faced by the advocates in the hearings being conducted virtually, the Committee was of the opinion that the physical hearings must be resumed. The Committee therefore requested the CJI that in the event of the effect of the pandemic being declined and the decision of the government for rolling out the covid vaccine, it would be necessary for the Supreme Court to “restore the optimum working of the judicial system in the larger public interest.”Next Storylast_img read more

Work to start on strengthening Mourne Bridge in Strabane

first_img Previous articleHow is the Wild Atlantic Way impacting Rathmullan?Next articleAre you eligible for the Back to School Allowance? News Highland Work to start on strengthening Mourne Bridge in Strabane Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – June 3, 2020 center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A major project is about to start to strengthen the arches of the Mourne Bridge in Strabane.A contractor has been appointed to start the work within the next few weeks, which will involve setting of large nets of stone to fill the river bed below the Arches.Local Cllr Michaela Boyle says this is essential and necessary work to protect the bridge in case of flooding.She says the works will not impact traffic on the bridge, and she’s been assured that the work will not impinge on the flow of the river, or the spawning of fish:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/micfdgdfgdfgdhaela.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Austin police chief calls bomber ‘domestic terrorist’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — In the wake of a string of deadly bombings that shook Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas in recent weeks, the city’s police chief called the suspect a “domestic terrorist,” even though the incidents have not been formally labeled as such by the feds. The declaration by Chief Brian Manley came during a panel discussion this morning hosted by local media that was focused on the handling of the bombings.“I actually agree now that he was a domestic terrorist for what he did to us,” Manley said, according to local media.“This is a distinction I wanted to make today,” Manley said, according to The Austin American-Statesman. During the panel, Manley reportedly said that he hadn’t made that declaration earlier because “I was so focused that we put a stop to it,” but he felt appropriate categorizing it as domestic terrorism “for what it did to our community,” The Statesman reported.The terrorism label is significant because authorities, including Manley, had not used that classification previously.Under U.S. law, “domestic terrorism” is defined by statute and has to be intended to “intimidate or coerce a civilian population”; or “influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion”; or “affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.”Doing so would increase the FBI’s involvement in the case, but would not change the penalties without a hate crime designation.The confession video found on the phone of the bomber, Mark Anthony Conditt, who was killed in a blast as police closed in on his vehicle, reportedly did not mention specific threats of terrorism.“He does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate,” Manley said on March 21.“But, instead, it is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his personal life that led him to this point,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more