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first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Frank Harrision says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL General Convention 2018, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab President of the House of Deputies Elizabeth R. Apgar Triano says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service July 17, 2018 at 11:51 pm Thank you for giving the pigeon his due. He was a delight to most of us during the General Convention, and certainly deserves his own feature story.I confess to Almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that during some of the more tedious debates in the House of Deputies, I used my peanuts to lure the pigeon. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI House of Deputies, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME General Convention, It occasionally made its presence known in other ways. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm Sibley ? That can’t be a coincidence … ? Maybe there is an avian overlord behind it all yet …https://www.audubon.org/sibley-field-guides Rector Hopkinsville, KY I’m gonna go with three years. The better question is whether they’ll let me into the convention center. https://t.co/EZLFYZXjPS— General Convention Pigeon (@gc79pigeon) July 10, 2018– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 There would be no comments on the tough issues the convention faced, such as prayer book revision, full access to the marriage rites by same-sex couples and the church’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The pigeon was not in the business of crying fowl or ruffling anyone’s feathers. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 13, 2018 July 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm Is it telling that the pigeon is not white? The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ The most surprising thing about @gc79pigeon’s flight path through General Convention, Sibley said, was that its Twitter account earned more than 800 followers in about three or four days. In addition, he and Simmons are pleased that “for the most part everyone has received it really well.”“We haven’t seen a lot of folks who are upset or who take convention so deathly seriously that this is a betrayal of the decorum of convention.”Sibley said it has been fun to see that some of the bird’s followers aren’t even in Austin.I posted this earlier on my Instagram and really, it’s a “I wish I could be at #GC79 for real” moment. But as I’ve been following the into as best as I can… the highlight of Gen-Con 18 is @gc79pigeon! After all, this Episco’bird IS the word! pic.twitter.com/k8mGTQIFSg— Jennifer Villalobos (Sunny to most, Riley to some) (@StarKnight1Sun) July 9, 2018 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH General Convention Pigeon has been on the move in the House of Deputies — on foot and on wing — throughout the 79th General Convention. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The bird has been the word for 10 days here and, as the 79th General Convention prepares to fly the coop, its human avatars can now be revealed, ending countless days of speculation.The Rev. David Sibley, Long Island deputy and rector of Christ Church in Manhasset, New York, right, hatched the General Convention Pigeon with the Rev. David Simmons, alternate deputy of Milwaukee and rector of St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. David Sibley, deputy from Long Island, recounted the bird’s creation story to Episcopal News Service during an exclusive, secret and embargoed late-night interview outside the Austin Convention Center following the rare night legislative sessions July 11. Sibley, the rector of Christ Church in Manhasset, New York, announced that he and the Rev. David Simmons, alternate deputy of Milwaukee and rector of St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin, hatched the General Convention [email protected] gained more than 800 followers in the first few days after the account’s creation on July 4. The bird’s birthnest was in what Sibley referred to as the “alternates’ pen,” the area to the side of the actual floor of the House of Deputies where alternate deputies roost, waiting for the chair of their deputations to get to them in the pecking order and have them fly into the legislative action. This account would confirm the pigeon’s earlier claim to ENS that it was a “nested Episcopalian,” apparently similar to the human designation of “Cradle Episcopalian.”On July 4, as house leaders were explaining how to use the deputies’ loaner iPads to access the Virtual Binder, a pigeon swooped low over the alternates’ coop. Great bird brains instantly thought alike as Sibley and Simmons texted each other, concluding that “this thing needs a Twitter account.” Thus, @gc79pigeon was hatched.“The idea that coalesced very quickly after that was, OK, let’s be funny. Let’s not pick on anyone. Let’s not advocate for any particular issue,” Sibley said. “Let’s just try to make jokes about the things that pigeons do and, at times, the absurdity of the process and the current happenings in the house.” Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Lisa Fox says: Comments (3) Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Comments are closed. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 occasional flaring of differences of opinions between bishops and deputies was also off limits, Sibley said.The over-perching goal was “just to keep it light for everyone at convention because it can be really stressful,” he added.“This is something that pretty much everyone has found amusing at convention,” Sibley said. “This was a good way to continue trying to keep people laughing when you’re in the middle of a floor debate.” Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In an earlier interview with ENS during July 7 and 8 (the bird is busy) via Twitter direct message, @gc79pigeon said it hoped it could be “part of the movement of the spirit that brings something to keep people relaxed, laughing, and in good spirits when things get tense.”Thus, @gc79pigeon opined at opportune times about donuts (or lack thereof), crumbs on the floors or whether it could get a pension. I’m asking all my friends for caffeine via osmosis. Convention is tiring! https://t.co/SILHvy9pVX— General Convention Pigeon (@gc79pigeon) July 10, 2018Over the course of convention, @gc79pigeon began to influence more and more of the deputies’ work, winging its way into floor proceedings, prompting various “communications from the chair” and even being scape-birded for certain errors.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.On July 11, Deputy Barbara Miles of Washington, chair of Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance, presented Resolution A295 on the 2019-2021 budget and announced the correction of a revenue number in the text. “I have neither explanation or excuse,” she said the error. “But there is a rumor about pigeons.”The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, reported at the start of the July 12 morning legislative session that the Rev. Mary Janda, deputy from Utah, informed her that Deputy Pidge and Deputy CooCoo Mydove “have enjoyed convention and plan to join their cousins in Baltimore about 2021.” The Charm City is the site of the next and 80th meeting of General Convention.“The chair regrets to inform the deputy from Utah that, because the secretary did not receive a certification from the diocesan bishop or the secretary of the diocesan convention, that these two deputies are in fact pigeons, not deputies,” Jennings explained.A kit of pigeons surrounds the Rev. Matthew Cowden, a Northern Indiana deputy, July 12 as he reads their statement to the House of Deputies. Photo: Screenshot of House of Deputies livestreamNear the start of the July 12 afternoon session, Jennings invited the Rev. Matthew Cowden, a Northern Indiana deputy, and “his cohorts” to Microphone 4 to “please entertain the house.”Cowden, who claimed a “specialty in ornithological languages,” said he had been blessed to be able to translate a statement from Deputies Peck, Peep and Poop of Birdlandia (three clergy persons wearing bird masks who surrounded Cowden and periodically pecked at his head). “We are not influential birds; not one of us comes from a cardinal parish,” they said in their “point of pigeonal privilege.”They said they were disappointed that all of their motions had been ruled out of order, acknowledging that they were conducting themselves on a wing and a prayer, suggesting they might even be called “birds of pray.” Cowden wrapped up the statement by quoting the birds as saying they did “not wish to be robbin’ this house of any more time.”At the beginning of the House of Deputies’ morning legislative session on convention’s last day, July 13, the house’s Committee 24 on Privilege and Courtesy presented Resolution A301, titled “Gratitude for Special Guest,” in which the house “gives thanks and shows its appreciation for the General Convention Pigeons. We give thanks for their representation of the Holy Spirit when necessary, for providing vital entertainment when needed, and for being gentle guides when ‘crumbs are left under thy table’ or on the floor.”The resolution, which was approved, was the second item on the deputies’ legislative calendar. It followed Resolution A289, which expressed appreciation for Jennings, who received a standing ovation after that resolution passed. She warned deputies that they should not clap more for the pigeon than her. The resulting clamor was strong but somewhat muted. She also received a stuffed pigeon toy from the Diocese of Vermont.Soon, it was onto Baltimore.A little bird told me today is #gc79 last day. Please leave your donuts, crumbs, and assorted food items with an appropriate volunteer so that I may feast sumptuously in the days ahead.— General Convention Pigeon (@gc79pigeon) July 13, 2018 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Exclusive: General Convention Pigeon reveals its human avatars/agents to ENS Confessing to avian hijinks, feathered fun, fluttering of the spiritlast_img read more

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first_img Howard Lake | 21 November 2012 | News Stephen Pidgeon talks to Jan Uekermann of Fundcast about the continued importance of direct mail, in particular contrasting its income compared to online fundraising. But he notes that it is a combination of both direct mail and online that can bring in even better results.He was speaking at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland in October 2012. Tagged with: Individual giving Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  3 views today Stephen Pidgeon: direct mail in a digital world – raise some serious money About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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first_img Fasten Your Seat Belt It May Be A Rough Ride Suderman believes the most downside price risk will be in soybeans which could drop as low as $8, “If we get above trend line yields along with an increase in acres, we could go as low as $7.” Of course, a weather event this summer could change all that. By Gary Truitt – Feb 5, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter Fasten Your Seat Belt Home Indiana Agriculture News Fasten Your Seat Belt It May Be A Rough Ride The uncertainty in the market comes from the supply side. Suderman feels demand for US commodities will remain strong, “There are some people who say demand will slide off over the next few  years, especially out of Asia and China, but I don’t think that will be the case.” He sees Chinese demand for commodities from the world market staying strong despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy and said the Chinese government fears high food prices sparking civil unrest more than anything else, “Maintaining an ample supply of food at an affordable price is a priority that should keep demand strong.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Arlan SudermanVolatility in market prices is not new to farmers but, according to Arlan Suderman, it is the new normal for the next few years. The senior analyst with Waterstreet Solutions says farmers need to put plans in place to limit their downside risk, because market prices for corn and soybeans will be very unpredictable for the next two years, “Volatility is with us to stay because of the amount of outside money that is in the markets. So we need to understand it and build systems that protect us and allow us to profit from it.” He told HAT the March planting intension report will set the tone for the futures market for 2015. He said right now the market is expecting an increase of 3 to 4 million soybean planted acres, “I think with the loss of winter wheat acres and the lack of support for cotton in the Farm Bill, this number is achievable.” He added that corn acres may not be down as much as some anticipate. He sees planted corn acres only being down 1.5 million acres from last year. Previous articleIndiana Weather Forecast 2/6/2015Next articleOil prices up 4% Gary Truittlast_img read more

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first_imgprint“Black Panther” has great acting, costumes and villains: making it one of the best Marvel movies.After the death of T’Challa’s father, he returns to his home of Wakanda to become the new king. However, being king isn’t easy when an enemy from the past appears to threaten his reign of the throne. T’Challa must use his power of the Black Panther to save his country and his throne.This film offers so many characters that one might think could fall flat or be one-dimensional, but that isn’t the case. Every character in the movie feels important and has something to offer to the story.The acting in this movie might be the best in any Marvel movie to date. Chadwick Boseman, who plays the T’Challa/Black Panther, did a great job portraying someone who is battling the pressures of being the new king. Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o offer great support for Boseman.However, the real firepower of this movie was its two villains. Whether in a CGI suit or not, Andy Serkis is always great in any movie. In this one, he provides some of the funniest moments of the film, being the crazy side villain of Klaw. The true villain, Killmonger, is played by Michael B. Jordan, and he hits this one out of the park just like in “Creed.” He is a villain that you feel for and understand where he is coming from. He is one of my favorite Marvel villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.The costumes in this movie are also awesome. The Blank Panther suit and all the outfits the people of Wakanda wear are beautiful. The world that they built in this movie is awesome, and there is so much more that wasn’t even explored yet.However, there was something that bothered me a few times during this movie and that was some of the CGI. Granted a lot of the battle scenes in the movie were awesome and worth the wait, but every once in a while you noticed when they were using a green screen. It took away from some of the fighting to me, but not enough to make me hate any of it.Verdict:This has some of Marvel’s best acting yet and its best villain to date. Paired with the great soundtrack and costume, this movie was a great experience before seeing “Avengers: Infinity War.” This movie is certainly worth seeing this weekend.9.0/10 ReddIt William Konig TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Facebook Twitter Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy Linkedin Facebook William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Review: Daniel Day-Lewis’ Phantom Thread falls flat TAGSmovie reviewReviews Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should Twitter Linkedin This image released by Disney shows a scene from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP) Previous articleHistorian wants people to view America’s history from an outsider’s perspectiveNext articleConservative personality Steven Crowder sparks ‘male privilege’ debate William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Pinterest Renesas Updates Popular R-Car V3H with Improved Deep Learning Performance for Latest NCAP Requirements Including Driver and Occupant Monitoring Systems Local NewsBusiness TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Today, Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, introduced an update of its state-of the-art R-Car V3H system-on-chip (SoC) to deliver significantly improved deep learning performance for smart camera applications, including driver and occupant monitoring systems (DMS / OMS), automotive front cameras, surround view, and auto parking for high-volume vehicles up to Level 2+. The updated SoC combines sensor fusion on the real-time domain with up to ASIL C metrics and an architecture optimized for smart computer vision. It offers OEMs and Tier 1s a high-performance, low-power solution that supports the latest NCAP 2020 requirements as well as the roadmap to NCAP 2025 3 Stars at competitive system costs. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005396/en/ Renesas updates R-Car V3H with improved deep learning performance for latest NCAP (Photo: Business Wire) Building on the state-of-the-art recognition technology introduced with the R-Car V3H in February 2018, which includes integrated IP for convolutional neural networks (CNN), the updated R-Car V3H delivers four times the performance for CNN processing compared to the earlier version and achieves up to overall 7.2 TOPS processing including all computer vision IPs while maintaining low power consumption levels. The highly integrated SoC supports up to ASIL C metrics safety goals on the real-time domain, reducing the need for an external safety microcontroller (MCU) to manage sensor fusion and final decision actions. The R-Car V3H features a suite of proven IPs that support the perception stack, sensor fusion with radar and/or Lidar, and ISP with up to eight MP cameras support, allowing OEMs and Tier 1s to achieve quicker time to market with lower bill of materials costs. “The rising popularity of intelligent systems for applications, such as driver monitoring, park assist, driver recognition, and occupant sensing, is stoking higher demand for deep learning functions as automakers look for new ways to enable smart camera applications,” said Naoki Yoshida, Vice President of Automotive Digital Products Marketing Division at Renesas. “The updated SoC provides R-Car V3H customers a flexible, easy, and cost-effective path to higher computer vision performance for next-generation front camera systems, and we are excited to continue bringing cutting-edge innovation to our customers with our growing platform of open and scalable SoCs for ADAS and highly automated driving.” Key Features of R-Car V3H SoCDelivers up to 7.2 TOPS, including 3.7 TOPS for CNN, with optimized performance-to-power balanceSupports ASIL D development process for systematic capability for the full SoCSupports metric targets for ASIL B (sensor layer, application processors) and ASIL C (real-time domain) safety goalsFull hardware and software compatibility with the currently mass-produced R-Car V3H SoCIntegrates a full set of automotive peripherals including CAN, Ethernet AVB, and FlexRayFeatures a full set of video processing and image recognition IP for advanced sensing and recognition, including CNN-IP, Computer vision engine, Image-distortion-correction IPs, Stereovision, Classifier and Dense Optical Flow The updated R-Car V3H joins Renesas’ expanding lineup of SoCs within the open and flexible Renesas autonomy platform, which offers OEMs and Tier 1s complete scalability from entry-level NCAP applications up to highly automated driving systems. Customers can also combine the R-Car V3H SoC with Renesas’ high-performance low-power RH850 MCU, integrated power management ICs, and power transistor devices to access the key components required for more complex safety compliant systems. Availability Mass production of the updated R-Car V3H is planned for first quarter of 2022. For more information, please visit: http://www.renesas.com/r-car-V3H About Renesas Electronics Corporation Renesas Electronics Corporation ( TSE: 6723 ) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, Infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. (Remarks). All names of products or services mentioned in this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005396/en/ CONTACT: Kyoko Okamoto Renesas Electronics Corporation +81 3-6773-3001 [email protected] KEYWORD: JAPAN ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HARDWARE AUTOMOTIVE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Renesas Electronics Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleAA Ireland say traffic levels return to around 75% volumeNext articleMicheál Martin to be elected Taoiseach today News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – June 27, 2020 Councillor calls for restoration of Raphoe recycling facilities Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A local councillor is calling for the restoration of recycling facilities in Raphoe as quickly as possible after the facilities that were there were withdrawn.Cllr Liam Doherty says it’s ironic that people in Raphoe are being urged to recycle, but they have to drive elsewhere to do it, creating emissions in the process.Cllr Doherty says the council is working locally to resolve the issue, and he’s anxious to see progress soon:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/liamdoc10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

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first_imggroveb/iStock(CHICAGO) — Three children, all American citizens, were detained for several hours at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Thursday after their adult companion was deemed “inadmissible” by U.S. authorities and their undocumented parents declined to pick them up out of fear of deportation.U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the three children arrived at the airport with a female Mexican citizen that officers determined did not have a valid visa.“Officers have attempted numerous times today to reach family members to pick up the children,” according to a CBP statement. “As of 2 p.m. CST CBP Officers are still awaiting a legal guardian to arrive and pick the children up.”Officials said the mother has since picked up the children “without incident.”A government official familiar with the case told ABC News that the authorities did not know the parents were undocumented when they called them and the children were not detained in an attempt to trap the parents.CBP has not said, however, why the adult was denied entry.Iriz Gutteriez Berrios, a staff attorney for the West Suburban Action Project, or PASO, said the children — girls ages 13, 10 and 9 — were detained upon arrival from Mexico at 3 a.m. The adult traveling with them was a cousin with a valid visa, the group said.Berrios said the group became aware of the situation after getting called by the Mexican Consulate, which had been contacted by the parents who were afraid that the detention was a trap to detain and deport them.Around noon, PASO founder Mony Ruiz-Velasco arrived at the airport with signed permission from the parents, giving her permission to get the kids at the airport, the group said.That permission was apparently not enough, and the kids were not released until the mother arrived. She was not arrested.The advocacy group PASO said her fear was founded.“We’ve seen other scenarios where someone is picking someone else up, in this case the parents had the instinct to call someone else before responding to CBP,” said Gutteriez Berrios.According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Democratic Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky learned of the situation shortly after landing at O’Hare and went there to help the family.“I feel that it’s a kind of kidnapping of children by our government and I am really fed up,” Schakowsky told the paper.Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker tweeted he was in touch with CBP officials about the case, saying “using children as pawns to advance a racist and xenophobic immigration policy is appalling and un-American, and I will not let it stand in Illinois.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgBackground Electronic medical record (EMR) systems are increasingly being adopted to support the delivery of health care in developing countries and their implementation can help to strengthen pathways of care and close gaps in the HIV treatment cascade by improving access to and use of data to inform clinical and public health decision-making. Methods This study implemented a novel cloud-based electronic medical record system in an HIV outpatient setting in Western Kenya and evaluated its impact on reducing gaps in the HIV treatment continuum including missing data and patient eligibility for ART. The impact of the system was assessed using a two-sample test of proportions pre- and post-implementation of EMR-based data verification and clinical decision support. Results Significant improvements in data quality and provision of clinical care were recorded through implementation of the EMR system, helping to ensure patients who are eligible for HIV treatment receive it early. A total of 2,169 and 764 patient records had missing data pre-implementation and post-implementation of EMR-based data verification and clinical decision support respectively. A total of 1,346 patients were eligible for ART, but not yet started on ART, pre-implementation compared to 270 patients pre-implementation. Conclusion EMR-based data verification and clinical decision support can reduce gaps in HIV care, including missing data and eligibility for ART. A cloud-based model of EMR implementation removes the need for local clinic infrastructure and has the potential to enhance data sharing at different levels of health care to inform clinical and public health decision-making. A number of issues, including data management and patient confidentiality, must be considered but significant improvements in data quality and provision of clinical care are recorded through implementation of this EMR model.last_img read more

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first_imgApril 24, 2020 /Sports News – Local Colts grab USC WR Pittman, Wisconsin RB Taylor in 2nd round, Utah CB Julian Blackmon In 3rd Round Written by Tags: Indianapolis Colts/Julian Blackmon FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts used the first part of this offseason investing in their defense.On Friday, they started working on the offense.General manager Chris Ballard wasted no time snatching Southern California receiver Michael Pittman Jr. with the Colts’ first draft pick, was so eager about Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor he moved up three spots to get him and then closed out the second day by taking safety Julian Blackmon from Utah.“When we sat down after the season, there were a couple things we really identified that we needed,” Ballard said. “Defensively, we knew we needed a dominant three technique and when DeForest (Buckner) popped up I thought it was a no-brainer. Offensively, we knew we needed to add some explosive play-makers and that’s where Pittman and Taylor come into the equation.”Pittman could turn out to be a steal at No. 34 overall.Some thought the 6-foot-4, 223-pound son of a former NFL player might go late in the first round after catching 101 passes for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns last season when he was one of three finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. With his big body, a propensity for winning jump balls and a 4.52-second clocking in the 40-yard dash, the Colts were sold.Pittman will likely line up opposite of Pro Bowler T.Y. Hilton, playing with new starting quarterback Philip Rivers and trying to equal his father’s Super Bowl ring total.“When I was young, I just always thought that I was going to be an NFL player because that’s what my dad did,” he said. “My dad was drafted the year I was born so all I knew was NFL football. I was like, ‘My dad does it, I can do it too.’ Back then, I didn’t realize how hard it was and the struggle it is, but looking back now I’m right where I thought I would be.”Taylor seems right at home in Indy, too, returning to the same stadium where he played for two Big Ten championships.At 5-10, 226 pounds, the Badgers star still posted a 4.39-second 40 at the combine. He is the first player in FBS history to rush for more than 6,000 yards in three seasons and closed out his college career with back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons while winning back-to-back Doak Walker Awards.He impressed scouts with a 4.39-second 40 at the combine, though he also lost 15 fumbles in college and had an heavy workload with 926 carries. Still, Ballard thought so highly of Taylor he gave away a fifth-round pick to swap second-round slots.“I feel like I’m just seamlessly transitioning from one culture to the next but it’s the same exact culture (as Wisconsin),” Taylor said. “Getting a chance to play with a legendary quarterback like Philip Rivers, I’m definitely willing to learn a plethora of routes, a plethora of protections, to make sure if and when Mr. Rivers needs me I’m ready to go.”After trading back to No. 85 overall, picking an extra fifth-round selection and swapping places in the sixth, Ballard closed out the night by taking Blackmon, who is fighting his way back from ACL surgery in January.The Colts have been busy over the past month.Since trading their first-round pick to San Francisco for Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to fill one glaring need and signing free agent quarterback Philip Rivers, Ballard has signed four more free agents including tight end Trey Burton, best known for throwing the touchdown pass to Nick Folesin the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory two years ago.“They love pass-catching tight ends and that’s what I am,” Burton said Friday. “I’m undersized, I know that, but blocking is more a mentality so I think I’ve grown tremendously over the last four years at this position.”Indy has four picks left Saturday and could go any direction.None of the three quarterbacks on Indy’s depth chart — Rivers, Jacoby Brissett or Chad Kelly — is under contract beyond this season. Another receiver remains a possibility or, perhaps, Ballard will look to add depth to the offensive line after longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo in January before returning on a two-year deal. Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgSTAR TREK TURNS 50                                                                           Tyrades! By Danny TyreeNot too long after the September 8, 1966 premiere of TV’s “Star Trek” (or “Star Trick,” as I misheard the title), my “no nonsense” grandfather unloaded on my father.Morals were rapidly decaying, Western civilization was doomed and the Apocalypse was upon us —- because the National Broadcasting Company (home of “Bonanza” and Walt Disney’s “The Wonderful World of Color”) had sunk to the level of airing a far-fetched series with a character who possessed pointy ears like the Devil!The topic changed pretty quickly after Dad deflected the vitriol by responding, “That’s funny —- a lot of people say I look like Mr. Spock.”Even as we approach the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking science fiction franchise, even as “Time” and “Newsweek” both have released commemorative editions, even as iconic phrases such as “He’s dead, Jim” and “Beam me up, Scotty” have become woven into the fabric of our lives, I realize there are STILL people (like the late Granddaddy Carl) who don’t “get” Star Trek.Let’s take a test. If you think “warp drive” is the street where you bought that Hummel figurine at the yard sale last year…If you think a “tractor beam” is what you use when you have to get the South 40 plowed after sundown…If you think “the Prime Directive” is “Don’t forget to cancel your free Amazon Prime membership one day before they bill you”…If you think “The Trouble With Tribbles” is something you should see your urologist about……you’re one of the sad people missing out on what Trek has to offer.Of course, on the other hand, some diehard fans (Trekkers or Trekkies) do get a little carried away.If “hailing on all frequencies” consists of whining, “But, Mom, I notified you via Twitter and email and Facebook that I wanted you to trim the crust off my bread…”If you cause an international incident by doing overseas volunteer work while ranting, “I’m a DOCTOR without borders —- not a MOSQUITO EXTERMINATOR without borders…”If you think “To boldly go where no man has gone before” means securing a SECOND DATE…If you can’t make it through a job interview without rushing to the restroom and bellowing, “I’m givin’ her all she’s got, captain”……you probably need to get a life.The rest of us occupy the middle ground. We enjoy a good adventure story. We appreciate the fact that Trek has inspired countless individuals to seek careers in math, science, medicine and related fields.We take solace from creator Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic, tolerant, cooperative vision of the future.We don’t have to hate anyone for their skin color or the number of their appendages. (No, we reserve “taking phasers off of stun” for the doofuses who are always getting Star Trek and Star Wars mixed up and babbling to Trekkers about The Force and droids and light sabers.)We appreciate the prophetic power of Trek, whether in predicting computer tablets, holographic adventures or Election Day 2016. (As the Klingons say, “It is indeed a good day to die.”)I hope the Star Trek mythology will live long and prosper. But let’s admit it has competition. When the 23rd century actually gets here, I wouldn’t be surprised if a half-human, half-machine Mark Harmon pitches an “NCIS: Gamma Quadrant” spinoff. (“It would be highly illogical not to make it so. Ratings resistance is futile.”)FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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