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first_img Rector Knoxville, 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Social media updates from General Convention 2018 in Austin, Texas The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Jul 3, 2018 General Convention 2018, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians and Episcopal leaders from across the U.S. are gathered in Austin, Texas, for the 79th General Convention, which runs through July 13.You can follow social media updates from General Convention by following and posting with the hashtag #GC79, and we will be maintaining a feed that pulls in Tweets and Instagram photos below.No Posts!Load More Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 General Convention, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Social Media Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

Commission urges removal of Sewanee theologian from calendar of saints…

first_img 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY General Convention, [Episcopal News Service] Every year on Aug. 18, Episcopalians are invited to pray a collect that honors theologian William Porcher DuBose for his God-given “gifts of grace to understand the Scriptures and to teach the truth as it is in Christ Jesus.”A century after DuBose’s death in 1918, this seminary professor and dean is regarded as an Episcopal saint whose feast day is one of more than 150 such “lesser feasts” on the church’s official calendar. The short biography for DuBose in the church’s published volume of “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” describes him as “among the most original and creative thinkers The Episcopal Church has ever produced.” The entry on DuBose also briefly mentions his service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.William Porcher DuBose was a professor and dean at the University of the South’s School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. Photo courtesy of the William R. Laurie University Archives and Special Collections at the University of the SouthIn the past year, however, researchers have highlighted other aspects of DuBose’s life that cast doubt on his fitness for a feast day. His family once owned hundreds of slaves, and long after slavery was abolished, DuBose offered unapologetic defenses of that system of racial oppression while espousing white supremacy in some of his writings, even praising the early Ku Klux Klan.Those writings now form the backbone of a recommendation by the church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, or SCLM, to remove DuBose’s feast day from the church calendar – a rare and likely unprecedented repudiation of a church-anointed saint. “As the church continues to strive against white supremacy and the sin of racism, we must not raise as examples of heroic service those who in their lives actively worked to devalue whole classes of human persons,” the SCLM said in its Blue Book report to General Convention, which meets next in July 2022.The push to revoke DuBose’s feast day comes amid parallel moves by the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where DuBose was appointed the second dean of the School of Theology in 1894. The seminary, after researching DuBose’s published and unpublished writings, announced this month that it was removing his name from its annual lecture series.DuBose’s past statements on slavery and race “were incompatible with the kind of example and image that we wanted to hold up to be imitated,” the Very Rev. James Turrell, Sewanee’s seminary dean, told Episcopal News Service. Turrell, who also serves on the SCLM, sees DuBose’s feast day as similarly undeserved.“Who we choose to memorialize in our calendar is a reflection both on the people that we are remembering but also a reflection on those doing the remembering,” Turrell said. “I think one of the things that we have been coming to grips with, both in the wider church but also here at Sewanee, is the unspoken assumptions that we once made that came out of a frankly structurally racist past.”SCLM members told ENS their recommendation is based in the criteria approved by General Convention for adding and deleting feast days. The calendar “commemorates those who were, in their lifetime, extraordinary, even heroic servants of God and God’s people for the sake, and after the example, of Jesus Christ,” according to one of the criteria.DuBose may have passed that test in past church leaders’ eyes, but the SCLM in its recommendation for removal concluded his white supremacist writings now disqualify him, especially in light of the widespread secular protests in the past year against racial injustice and the racism inherent in American institutions.“DuBose was a sort of self-avowed white supremacist,” the Rev. Paul Fromberg, chair of the SCLM, told ENS. “He was not repentant of white supremacy, and in fact, he wrote in his secular writings in support of white supremacy.” None of the people on the church calendar were perfect human beings, Fromberg said, but “when it becomes clear that people on the calendar become a scandal to the church, they have to be removed.”That a long-dead Episcopal theologian has become a church scandal in 2021 further points to the ways The Episcopal Church is placing racial reconciliation work at the center of its contemporary mission and ministry in the world.“I think we as a denomination are paying a lot more attention to reparation and reconciliation,” the Rev. Scott Slater told ENS. Slater is canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Maryland, where he has helped draft resolutions committing the diocese to racial reparations.The diocese also is preparing to host the 80th General Convention next year in Baltimore. In July 2020, Slater wrote to Fromberg requesting that he and the chair of a church committee on racism consider drafting a General Convention resolution “addressing whitewashed histories in commemorations.” He raised specific concerns that the biographical information in “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” overlooks DuBose’s white supremacist views.At the time, Slater was researching DuBose’s life and writings in preparation for a sermon he was scheduled to preach on DuBose’s feast day. A version of that sermon was posted to Episcopal Café last year on Aug. 18.“Perhaps he was a brilliant theologian, but not enough to prevent him from racism,” Slater wrote. Even in DuBose’s later years, “his attitude of white supremacy continued within the security of his privilege.”Slater’s article drew partly on the research of the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation, which Sewanee launched in 2017 to examine the Episcopal university’s origins in Southern slaveholding society and its history of complicity in other racist systems. The Rev. Benjamin King, a professor of Christian history in Sewanee’s School of Theology, specifically scrutinized DuBose’s life. When the School of Theology announced on April 13 that DuBose’s name would be removed from the school’s annual lecture series, King defended that decision.“Theology always arises in a context,” King said in a press release announcing the decision. “Even if DuBose’s theology retains an international reputation, his writings on this region and on race bear witness to his context. DuBose is not the name that best represents our context and what the School of Theology and our alumni have to offer the 21st-century church.”DuBose was born in 1836 in South Carolina into a wealthy family. By 1860, the family’s slaveholdings totaled 204 Black men, women and children, according to Sewanee’s research. “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” says DuBose was ordained a priest in 1861 and served the Confederacy as both an officer and a chaplain.The University of the South was founded in 1857 but didn’t begin enrolling students until after the Civil War, in 1868. DuBose began teaching at Sewanee in 1871 and was appointed dean of the School of Theology two decades later. He went on to publish seven books, including the autobiographical “Turning Points in My Life” in 1912. The books, which first brought him international acclaim, “treated life and doctrine as a dramatic dialogue, fusing the best of contemporary thought and criticism with his own strong inner faith,” according to his “Lesser Feasts” biography. “The result was both a personal and scriptural catholic theology.”Though mostly mining theological ideas, he also once wrote that slavery in the South was “no sin to those who engaged in it.”“The South received and exercised slavery in good faith and without doubt or question, and, whatever we pronounce it now, it was not a sin at that time to those people,” DuBose wrote in a Sewanee Review article commemorating the 1902 death of Confederate Gen. Wade Hampton. “Liable to many abuses and evils, it could also be the nurse of many great and beautiful virtues.”DuBose acknowledged that abolishing slavery was “a necessary step in the moral progress of the world,” but slavery had been “a sin of which we could not possibly be guilty.” He also suggested in the same article that Black former slaves were inferior and that downtrodden white Southerners would “come to the top” of society, like oil rising above water.The SCLM, in its proposal to remove DuBose from the church calendar, alludes to other examples of DuBose’s espousing white supremacy as late as 1914, and it cites a passage in his unpublished memoirs praising the formation of the KKK during Reconstruction: “It was an inspiration of genius – the most discreet and successful management of the situation that could have been devised.”DuBose, the SCLM concluded, “remained unrepentant for the South’s slaveholding past” and “clung to the ideology of the slaveholding Confederacy.”It isn’t clear precisely when DuBose was granted Episcopal sainthood. Turrell, the Sewanee seminary dean, found a liturgical reference to DuBose’s feast day as far back as 1971. The feast day was absent in a 1963 publication. The calendar’s criteria for additions call for a waiting period of 50 years after a prospective saint’s death, though that requirement sometimes is waived to consider more recent candidates. DuBose would have first qualified for a feast day in 1968.The Episcopal Church’s Constitution states the process for removing an individual from the calendar is the same as the process for adding someone: approval by two consecutive General Conventions. That means if General Convention votes next year to delete DuBose’s feast day, he would remain on the calendar at least until 2024, when General Convention could vote a second time for the removal. ENS searched General Convention resolutions and could find no prior example of a saint being removed from “Lesser Feasts” since it was first approved as part of the major revision of the Book of Common Prayer in 1979, nor were several current and former SCLM members able to cite such a removal.The facts about DuBose’s life may not have changed since he was added to the calendar, but the church has changed, said Fromberg, the SCLM chair.“The church is not static. The Episcopal Church is continuing to evolve,” he said. “We are learning every day how to walk the way of love. We are learning how to appreciate the saints of the church, and so with greater learning comes greater responsibility.”Such commemorations are called “lesser feasts” to differentiate them from Sunday worship and the calendar’s major holy days. Christmas and Easter, for example, are among the church’s seven principal feasts. Other major feasts mark moments in Jesus’ life, such as the Annunciation and the Transfiguration. Each apostle’s feast day is a major feast on the calendar, as are the secular holidays of Independence Day and Thanksgiving.Most days of the year, though not all, have a major or lesser feast assigned to them. Sundays and major feasts take precedence in the lectionary. On other days, worship leaders may, but aren’t required to, celebrate the lesser feasts. The lectionary offers propers – designated biblical lessons, psalms and collects – to honor the saint whose life is commemorated by the feast day, typically on the person’s date of death. The saints range from influential 13th-century Italian theologian Thomas Aquinas to Harriet Bedell, a 20th-century American deaconess and missionary.The last full revision of “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” was approved in 2006. In 2018, the SCLM proposed a new, expanded edition of “Lesser Feasts” in response to calls for a calendar that “better reflects the diversity of the church.” The existing calendar of feasts honors far more white men, especially bishops and priests, than women, people of color or lay leaders.The proposed calendar would have drawn from the additional biographical entries contained in a supplemental church text called “A Great Cloud of Witnesses,” and it would have broken the new list of lesser feasts into two tiers. DuBose would have been among the Episcopal saints relegated to the second tier, labeled “supplemental/local commemorations.”Although the 79th General Convention approved adding Thurgood Marshall, Pauli Murray and Florence Li Tim-Oi to the calendar, it shelved the SCLM’s broader proposal. Instead, it voted to maintain the existing list of lesser feasts while allowing some additional feasts for trial use and giving the SCLM more time to plan for the single, expanded calendar that it now is proposing to the 80th General Convention. “A Great Cloud of Witnesses” was made available to congregations, but General Convention stopped short of putting any canonical authority behind commemorations of those individuals.For now, DuBose remains the only name on the calendar for Aug. 18, but at least two others have been considered for that date. “A Great Cloud of Witnesses” also honors Artemisia Bowden, a Black woman from North Carolina who was chosen in 1902 to lead an Episcopal vocational school for Black children in San Antonio, Texas. The school grew to become today’s St. Philip’s College, a historically Black community college.Another potential candidate for Aug. 18 is Rosa Judith Cisneros, a Salvadoran lawyer and human rights activist who was kidnapped and killed on that day in 1981. She is remembered as an Anglican lay leader who provided legal and other assistance to El Salvador’s rural poor. Cisneros was proposed for “A Great Cloud of Witnesses” in 2015 and “Lesser Feasts” in 2018 but has yet to be approved for either calendar.In 2019, Kathleen Moore was preparing for her ordination as a deacon in the Diocese of Vermont when then-Bishop Thomas Ely emailed her and let her know that, because it was scheduled for Aug. 18, the name of the man honored on that feast day would be printed on her ordination certificate: William Porcher DuBose.“I did a quick Google search, and I was really concerned and really not comfortable with it,” Moore, now a priest in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, recalled in an interview with ENS. “That was not a model of a lived vocation in the church that I wanted on this certificate forevermore.”The Rev. Kathleen Moore, center, is joined on Aug. 18, 2019, in Vermont for her diaconate ordination by, from left, the Rev. Scott Neal, Bishop-elect Shannon MacVean-Brown, Vermont Bishop Thomas Ely and the Rev. Lee Crawford. Photo: Diocese of VermontMoore said she asked Ely and he agreed to allow Cisneros’ name on her certificate instead of DuBose’s. “I loved that she was a lay leader, she was an activist, she was concerned with the rural poor,” Moore said. “A lot of things felt really right about it, and I got reading a bit more about her and found her to be an inspiring Christian.”Moore serves as a supply priest while working full time as communications manager for Canticle Communications. She said she supports the effort to remove DuBose from the calendar but not because she thinks DuBose is beyond redemption.“This is not saying that we don’t think God has DuBose,” she said. “But it doesn’t mean that we need to put him forward as a model of Christian living, which is really what the calendar is all about.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Seven incredible tries as Scotland win 2017 London Sevens

first_imgMonday May 22, 2017 Seven incredible tries as Scotland win 2017 London Sevens Scotland won the London 7s leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series for the second time in succession as they beat England 12-7 in the Cup Final at Twickenham. Meanwhile, South Africa were officially crowned champions, after claiming the overall series title a week ago.Canada claimed bronze after beating USA 22-19, and the Challenge Trophy was won by Fiji, who beat Wales, 26-14. England finished second behind South Africa in the series standings, with Olympic Games Champions Fiji finishing third overall this season.Above are the best tries, while below you can catch up on all the knockouts actionHIGHLIGHTS WRAP FROM DAY TWOcredit: world rugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Sevens Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

After massive cyberattack, imperialist U.S. blames Russia — and China

first_imgU.S. officials and cybersecurity experts are calling it perhaps the most extensive and costly “cyberattack” in modern history. Revelations have come to light that in mid-December numerous U.S. government agencies and some of the world’s largest corporations discovered they had been hacked over the course of several preceding months. U.S. officials were quick to blame Russia — and also China — as the culprits behind the attack.It appears those behind the breach exploited a weakness in information technology (IT) systems management software developed by a company called SolarWinds. IT is the use of computers to store, transmit or manipulate data, typically within business or government operations.  Dozens of U.S. departments and agencies use SolarWinds software. In addition to doing business with the U.S. government — including all five branches of the military — SW’s clients include 425 of the Fortune 500 companies, all of the largest U.S. telecommunications companies, the British government and NATO. (forbes.com, Dec. 14, 2020)The hackers injected destructive malware into updates released by SolarWinds between March and June 2020. In this way, whoever perpetrated the attack gained access, at the very least, to email communications between top officials from numerous U.S. government agencies. It is likely they got access to government databases, customer information and potentially much more. More than 18,000 companies and government agencies are known to have been affected by the hack, and as many as 33,000 may ultimately have been impacted. Given the broad nature of the breach, estimates place the price tag to repair the damage in the tens, if not hundreds, of billions of dollars. The list of U.S. government agencies and corporations impacted is extensive, and includes the Treasury Department, Commerce Department, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Department of Homeland Security and Microsoft.SolarWinds is valued at over $6 billion, and selling software to the U.S. government is a lucrative business for the company, with licensing contracts alone mounting up to millions of dollars. In August 2020, SolarWinds renewed a contract with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs that included licenses for the software involved in the breach. The deal was on the order of $2.8 million. New Cold War accusationsAfter news of the hack broke, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to speculate that China might be responsible. He took this opportunity to add vitriol to the racist campaign he has led against that country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the broader anxiety within the U.S. ruling class about China’s growing economic power.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General William Barr and other leading officials claimed, without providing any evidence, that Russia was behind the breach. U.S. corporate media outlets were quick to pick up and significantly amplify the anti-Russia hostility that has been carted out at every opportunity, especially over the last few years. The Russian government officially denied these accusations.Responding to news of the hack, U.S. president-elect Joe Biden said that whoever was identified as the source of the breach “can be assured that we will respond. And probably respond in kind.” (msn.com, Dec. 24)The breach is an especially crushing embarrassment for U.S. imperialism, which spends billions every year on developing sophisticated systems both to prevent such attacks and to more effectively threaten and wage wars on peoples across the globe.In the big business press, various officials and cybersecurity experts have begun open speculation about how the U.S. government will ultimately characterize the breach — as an act of espionage, or as something more aggressive — and what the U.S. response should be, based on that accusation.On Dec. 22, Russia and China embarked on a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific — a significant development to strengthen ties between countries targeted in a developing new Cold War by the U.S. and other imperialist powers. (apnews.com, Dec. 15)Warfare behind the computer screenThe U.S. government is quick to cry foul when targeted by cyberattacks. But the reality is that the Pentagon and the U.S. government have pioneered and carried out some of the most vicious and extensive cyberattacks across the globe. In 2010, the U.S. government conducted a cyber attack against an Iranian nuclear facility, using malware called Stuxnet, which damaged or destroyed upwards of 1,000 nuclear centrifuges, by some estimates. Iran has long maintained that its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes of economic development, not for weapons.In 2013, Chinese research institutions, technology companies and mobile phone carriers were targeted by a U.S. hack that mined extensive information from millions of Chinese people and from higher-level targets. This attack came to light in a trove of documents from the U.S. National Security Agency released by whistleblower Edward Snowden.And in 2019, the Russian electrical grid came under a cyberattack led by the U.S. Cyber Command, as reported by the New York Times. (June 15, 2019)These are but a few of the numerous instances of cyberattacks carried out by the U.S. government in recent years, not to mention many other ways that the Pentagon has employed technology — namely by the extensive use of drone warfare — to rain terror and destruction down on people around the world in the quest by the U.S. ruling class to hold onto power and profit.Continuing to prop up U.S. militarism, on Dec. 8, 2020, Congress passed a $740 billion budget for the Pentagon. Despite it being vetoed by Trump, Congress is expected to easily override that veto and authorize this staggering budget. Congress passed the military budget with near unanimous consensus from both the Democratic and Republican parties. But for months they refused to pass meager economic assistance for the tens of millions of workers and oppressed people struggling to survive in the current staggering economic crisis. Many millions have lost their jobs and healthcare, and are now experiencing hunger, the threat of eviction and loss of their homes, and other severe hardships during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the U.S. government is to maximize the profits of the ruling class, whatever the human cost. It refuses to respond comprehensively to the desperate needs of people living and dying within its borders. Whether the recent hacking came from its imperialist rivals or others, it is clear that U.S. attacks for profit on people around the world – through direct military war and indirect economic war by sanction – have created more than enough reasons for the recent historic cyberattack on U.S. government and corporate entities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Review: Experience a proxy war with misogyny with “Assassination Nation”

first_imgReview: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ tells a meandering story with stunning visuals, anime action printIn a modern, violent interpretation of the Salem witch trials, “Assassination Nation” follows four high school girls as their community falls apart after an anonymous hacker begins to release all of the town’s digital history. Internet search histories. Private videos. Texts and direct messages. All of it.Everything the people of Salem have ever sent is made public and with it the seams of society start to split and tear. First, just people in power get attacked, including the mayor and the principal of the high school; then starts the massive dump of half the town’s secrets. Increasingly desperate and hostile, normal citizens start to lash out at any new lead or rumor as they are continually terrorized by this digital sorcerer. While the cops can barely comprehend what a hack is and how it happened, and the FBI refuses to intervene, most of the men in the town decide to hunt down the hacker. Their rage-fueled crusade through their own community causes the town to descend into complete chaos and violence with our four main characters caught in the rampage.                          video courtesy of YouTube.comThis is the first feature film for the writer-director Sam Levinson, and the inexperience occasionally shows through an otherwise captivating experience.About every 20 to 25 minutes, a character would shift into center frame and begin to pontificate about society, privacy or relationships. While the content or overall message of each scene works thematically, all feel needlessly longer than they should. What is odd about the clunkiness of those monologues is that throughout the rest of the film the story is tight, keeping you enthralled in Levinson’s social media apocalypse. The hit or miss quality extends to Levinson’s other role as director.Unfortunately, many of the characters are weak or don’t get the screen time to develop them more. However, there are some notable performances that stand out.Among the four heroines, two rise above the others. The first is that of out main character Lilly (Odessa Young) and her best friend Bex (Hari Nef). Both of which, while only given slightly more dialogue and screen time than the other two, seem to have deeper understanding of their thoughts and their reactions.Joel McHale and Bella Thorne also give memorable performances, with McHale playing a more dramatic character than usual.What cannot be overlooked when discussing this film is the cinematography and the editing, which work in tandem to provide some of the most appealing aspects of the film. Marcell Rév creates impressive visuals like filling the fame with one color. Striking red, rich blues, pink and green neon or stale white set the emotion tone of each scene.While only a portion of the film pushes the use of color that far, the rest of the film time and time again has bold camera movements that both impress and provide most of the tension and drama in the film.Some of that tension also comes from the editing, which simultaneously doesn’t shy away from showing brutal and deeply unsettling scenes of violence and near sexual assault. And yet, Ron Patane somehow cuts away right before we can’t take it anymore and lets the audience come up to breathe before pushing the viewer back under.Verdict : 8.5/10While the weak characters and graphic nature of the film does limit the overall audience, the creativity and boldness kept me engaged throughout the runtime. The film does slightly resemble the recent “Purge” franchise with their social themes, but “Assassination Nation” has starts a all out war on misogyny with indie, B-movie streak and a ton of violence. Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Facebook Richard Edgemon Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ has a striking visual style but fails to excite or enthrall Linkedin Review: ‘First Reformed’ beautifully wrestles with faith and sacrifice Twitter Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ Twitter Editorial: Students returned to campus. Cases surged TV Review: Netflix’s new show doesn’t lecture viewers about sex Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ + posts Previous articleHoroscope: October 2, 2018Next articleMen’s golf moves to 10th place, Mazzoli tied for lead at Nike Collegiate Invitational Richard Edgemon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Richard Edgemonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/richard-edgemon/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 ReddItlast_img read more

Number of journalists killed in massacre rises to 30

first_img February 16, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Help by sharing this information Organisation List of journalists killed:1. Adolfo, Benjie, Gold Star Daily, Koronadal City2. Araneta, Henry, Radio DZRH, General Santos City3. Arriola, Mark Gilbert “Mac-Mac,” UNTV, General Santos City4. Bataluna, Rubello, Gold Star Daily, Koronadal City5. Betia, Arturo, Periodico Ini, General Santos City6. Cabillo, Romeo Jimmy, Midland Review, Tacurong City7. Cablitas, Marites, News Focus, General Santos City8. Cachuela, Hannibal, Punto News, Koronadal City9. Caniban, John, Periodico Ini, General Santos City10. Dalmacio, Lea, Socsargen News, General Santos City11. Decina, Noel, Periodico Ini, General Santos City12. Dela Cruz, Gina, Saksi News, General Santos City13. Dohillo, Eugene, UNTV, General Santos City14. Duhay, Jhoy, Gold Star Daily, Tacurong City15. Gatchalian, Santos, DXGO, Davao City16. Legarte, Bienvenido, Jr., Prontiera News, Koronadal City17. Lupogan, Lindo, Mindanao Daily Gazette, Davao City18. Maravilla, Ernesto “Bart,” Bombo Radyo, Koronadal City19. Merisco, Rey, Periodico Ini, Koronadal City20. Momay, Reynaldo “Bebot” Momay, Midland Review, Tacurong City21. Montaño, Marife “Neneng,” Saksi News, General Santos City22. Morales, Rosell, News Focus, General Santos City23. Nuñez, Victor, UNTV, General Santos City24. Perante, Ronnie, Gold Star Daily correspondent, Koronadal City25. Parcon, Joel, Prontiera News, Koronadal City26. Razon, Fernando “Rani,” Periodico Ini, General Santos City27. Reblando, Alejandro “Bong,” Manila Bulletin, General Santos City28. Salaysay, Napoleon, Mindanao Gazette, Cotabato City29. Subang, Ian, Socsargen Today, General Santos City30. Teodoro, Andres “Andy,” Central Mindanao Inquirer, Tacurong City News Receive email alerts June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News November 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Number of journalists killed in massacre rises to 30 News Reporters Without Borders notes that the authorities have finally arrested Andal Ampatuan Jr, the leading suspect in the 23 November massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao province. Local reporters have meanwhile told Reporters Without Borders that the toll of journalists killed in the massacre has risen to 30.“All the bodies have been located and identification is almost complete,” a reporter based in the nearby city of Koronadal said. “According to the local media’s tally, we lost 30 colleagues in this tragedy.” The local authorities are preparing a funeral service to pay tribute to the victims. And the government has provided financial assistance to families.—————November 25thA total of 26 journalists were among those killed in the 23 November massacre in Maguindanao province (on the southern island of Mindanao) by alleged supporters of the province’s governor, Andal Ampatuan Sr, according to journalists who have gone to the massacre site.“This bloodbath is beyond human understanding,” a journalist from the nearby city of Koronadal told Reporters Without Borders, adding: “I have lost 12 of my colleagues in this massacre.”“The toll from this massacre keeps rising but the governor’s son, the leading suspect, still has not been questioned by the police,” Reporters Without Borders said. “President Gloria Arroyo says those responsible will be arrested and tried but all the information coming from the field so far indicates the contrary.”The press freedom organisation added: “Why have the governor’s son and the governor himself not been arrested? Are Mindanao Island’s power barons more powerful than the law itself? The Philippine government’s credibility is at stake.”Nonoy Espina of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), who is in Mindanao, told Reporters Without Borders: “Tallying and identifying the bodies is slow, but it now seems that 26 journalists from several towns were killed (…) The government is not doing enough to arrest those responsible. How can the president’s adviser be pleased about obtaining undertakings from the governor when his son, the leading suspect, is still free? Settling for mere promises is unacceptable after this massacre.”Information obtained by Reporters Without BordersVictims: At least 57 civilians, including 26 reporters, who were mostly from General Santos and Koronadal (two cities in the nearby province of South Cotabato). The journalists worked for local or national newspapers, radio stations and TV stations.The murdered journalists include Alejandro “Bong” Reblando of Manila Bulletin, Henry Araneta of radio DZRH, Bart Maravilla of Bombo Radyo Koronadal, Nap Salaysay of DZRO, Ian Subang of Pilipino Star Ngayon and Dadiangas Times, and freelance reporters Humberto Mumay, Ranie Razon, Noel Decena, John Caniba, Joel Parcon, Marife Montano, Art Belia and Jun Legarta.The fatalities could include four UNTV reporters – Joy Duhay, Victor Nuñez, Macario Ariola and Jimmy Cabillo. Philippine news media have also named Leah Dalmacio of Mindanao Focus, Gina de la Cruz and Marites Cablitas of Today, Andy Teodoro of the Mindanao Inquirer, Bienvenido Lagarte of the Sierra News, Neneng Montaño of the weekly Saksi and Rey Merescon of MindaNews.Suspects: A group of gunmen and policemen led by the governor’s son, Andal Ampatuan Jr, who is a mayor of Datu Unsay (a municipality in Maguindanao province) and a member of the ruling party. He has not been arrested and is believed to be at the family home in the provincial capital. According to witnesses and army officers, the governor gave the go-ahead for his leading rival’s supporters to be ambushed while travelling in convoy.The attackers reportedly raped, tortured and beheaded some of the victims. Most of the bodies have been found in mass graves.Where? The convoy’s members were ambushed and kidnapped at around 9 a.m. on the road to Shariff Aguak, one of the province’s main towns. The massacre took place near the villages of Salman and Malating, about 10 km from the main road.Why did this massacre take place? To prevent Esmael Mangundadatu, a political rival of the Ampatuan clan, from running for governor in next year’s local elections. His wife, who was one of the victims, was leading a convoy that planned to register him at an electoral office.Why were the journalists murdered? According to local reporters, about 30 journalists were accompanying the convoy in order to cover this political initiative. It is believed there were killed in order to eliminate all the witnesses of the massacre of Esmael Mangundadatu’s supporters. Lawyers and local officials were also among the victims.Actions of police and army: Several members of Maguindanao police have been arrested and are being held in a barracks. The army has announced that the Ampatuan clan’s private militia will be disbanded.After decreeing that tomorrow will be a day of national mourning, President Arroyo today said: “This is a supreme act of inhumanity that is a blight on our nation. The perpetrators will not escape justice. The law will hunt them until they are caught.”Reporters Without Borders representatives visiting Mindanao Island (including the region where the massacre took place) in 2005 in order to investigate the murders of journalists: http://www.rsf.org/spip.php?page=article&id_article=13604 Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Newslast_img read more

Sky Labs CART-I invité à une étude clinique du professeur Betts de l’Université d’Oxford

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 SEONGNAM, Corée du Sud–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 22, 2021– Sky Labs, start-up de soins de santé, a annoncé que CART-I, son dispositif de surveillance cardiaque de type bague, avait été fourni à Timothy Betts, professeur de médecine à l’Université d’Oxford, dans le cadre de ses recherches cliniques. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005006/fr/ Premier dispositif de surveillance cardiaque de type bague au monde : le CART-I développé par Sky Labs. Le CART (Cardio Tracker) – I, dispositif médical de type bague qui surveille les signaux cardiaques et détecte les maladies à l’aide de capteurs optiques. Le capteur de photopléthysmographie (PPG) dans la bague surveille la circulation sanguine dans le doigt, et mesure en continu les ondes de pouls irrégulières de la fibrillation auriculaire. L’électrocardiogramme (ECG) peut également être mesuré en plaçant simplement les doigts sur la partie métallique de la bague. Sky Labs a fourni son dispositif CART-I dans le cadre de la recherche clinique du professeur Timothy Betts de l’Université d’Oxford. Le professeur Betts entend mener une étude clinique avec le dispositif CART-I de Sky Labs afin de détecter les symptômes de la fibrillation auriculaire, et d’alerter les patients pour qu’ils prennent des anticoagulants si nécessaire. (Photo : Business Wire) Le professeur Timothy Betts est cardiologue et spécialiste de l’arythmie. Il est une figure clé de la recherche clinique en gestion du rythme cardiaque et professeur agrégé de médecine cardiovasculaire à l’Université d’Oxford. Il est également membre du centre de recherche biomédicale d’Oxford et représentant du Royaume-Uni au comité national des sociétés cardiaques (National Cardiac Societies Committee) de l’EHRA. Il est conseillé aux patients atteints de fibrillation auriculaire de prendre des anticoagulants, pour prévenir le risque d’accident vasculaire cérébral. Cependant, il n’est pas facile d’identifier les symptômes. Le professeur Betts prévoit de mener une étude clinique avec Sky Labs CART-I, Medtronic Reveal LINQ II et Apple Watch, afin de détecter les symptômes de fibrillation auriculaire et d’alerter les patients pour qu’ils prennent des anticoagulants en cas de besoin. Cinquante patients recrutés dans le cadre de l’étude se verront insérer un moniteur cardiaque implantable (MCI) Reveal LINQ II. Ensuite, ils recevront une bague Sky Labs CART-I ou une Apple Watch. La capacité de la bague et de la montre à surveiller le rythme cardiaque ainsi qu’à alerter des épisodes de fibrillation auriculaire sera analysée par rapport au MCI. CART-I est le premier appareil de surveillance cardiaque de type bague au monde. Le capteur de photopléthysmographie (PPG) dans la bague surveille la circulation sanguine dans le doigt et mesure en continu les ondes de pouls irrégulières de la fibrillation auriculaire. L’électrocardiogramme (ECG) peut également être mesuré en plaçant simplement les doigts sur la partie métallique de la bague. Le professeur Timothy Betts a déclaré: « Je suis heureux de mener une étude pour surveiller la fibrillation auriculaire des patients en utilisant CART-I et d’utiliser les données pour guider le traitement de la fibrillation auriculaire. Le CART-I, avec son design innovant et ses multiples fonctions, sera d’une grande aide pour les patients et le personnel médical. » Jack Lee, PDG de Sky Labs, a déclaré: « L’étude sera pour nous une opportunité d’entrer sur le marché mondial de la santé. CART-I constituera une combinaison idéale avec le MCI pour surveiller le rythme cardiaque et fournir des données significatives aux patients ainsi qu’aux médecins. » Le CART-I de Sky Labs a remporté le concours Digital Health & Technology de la Société européenne de cardiologie pendant 2 années consécutives depuis 2018. La société a été sélectionnée comme « pionnier de la technologie » du Forum économique mondial 2019 et invitée au forum annuel. À propos de Sky Labs Sky Labs a développé le CART (Cardio Tracker) – I, un dispositif médical de type bague pour surveiller les signaux cardiaques et détecter les maladies à l’aide de capteurs optiques. Il surveille la fibrillation auriculaire, qui ne peut pas être détectée à l’avance, 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7. Les résultats peuvent être vérifiés en temps réel sur l’application CART de votre smartphone. Très légère et résistante à l’eau, la bague CART est simple d’utilisation et ne cause aucun inconvénient dans votre vie quotidienne. En remportant en 2017 la finale des Grants4Apps de Bayer, une multinationale pharmaceutique allemande, Sky Labs a attiré des investissements du siège de Bayer. Sky Labs et l’hôpital de la Charité en Allemagne, l’un des plus grands hôpitaux d’Europe, envisagent de mener des recherches cliniques collaboratives sur les maladies cardiaques depuis mai 2018. Il s’agit de la seule entreprise coréenne à avoir remporté le concours Digital Health and Technology de la Société européenne de cardiologie pendant 2 années consécutives. En outre, la société a été invitée en tant que pionnier de la technologie au Forum économique mondial 2019. Le texte du communiqué issu d’une traduction ne doit d’aucune manière être considéré comme officiel. La seule version du communiqué qui fasse foi est celle du communiqué dans sa langue d’origine. La traduction devra toujours être confrontée au texte source, qui fera jurisprudence. Consultez la version source sur businesswire.com :https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005006/fr/ CONTACT: Pour Sky Labs Meet the sun Shinhwa Park +82.2.739.4931 [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE SOUTH KOREA UNITED KINGDOM ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS HEALTH OTHER SCIENCE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH MEDICAL DEVICES SOFTWARE EDUCATION HARDWARE SCIENCE DATA MANAGEMENT CLINICAL TRIALS CARDIOLOGY SOURCE: Sky Labs Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 03:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 03:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005006/fr Previous articlePhison is the First to Ship the New PCIe SD Express Card (SD 7.0)Next articleSantana, Benintendi highlight new-look Royals lineup Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Sky Labs CART-I invité à une étude clinique du professeur Betts de l’Université d’Oxford TAGS  last_img read more

Bank of America Nearly Fulfills Settlement Obligation

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Bank of America 2016-12-01 Brian Honea Bank of America Nearly Fulfills Settlement Obligation Bank of America has until August 2018 to pay off its consumer relief obligation under its August 2014 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and six states.But it appears that the bank will pay off that obligation two years before the deadline. Professor Eric D. Green, independent monitor of the settlement, reported that the bank had conditionally paid nearly all (97 percent) of its $7 billion consumer relief obligation as of August 2016, according to the monitor’s seventh report filed on the Bank of America’s progress toward fulfilling its settlement obligation.“Based on credit testing that is underway, it appears that Bank of America is on target to fulfill its obligations under the settlement agreement this year, well ahead of the four-year deadline,” Green said.The monitor’s staff conditionally approved another $449.8 million worth of consumer relief credit submitted by Bank of America for the period of July and August 2016, which brought the amount of conditionally validated credit up to $6.8 billion. The amount is conditional upon the monitor’s determination that the bank has made all efforts to comply with the settlement agreement requirements.According to Green, more than half (53 percent) of the loan modifications provided by Bank of America have been to Hardest Hit Areas, or areas designated by HUD to have the highest concentration of distressed and/or foreclosed homes. The monitor reported that a large number of these modifications have been used on loans guaranteed by the VA or FHA.Green reported that the largest consumer relief category, first-lien principal reduction modifications, have reduced monthly payments for recipients by an average of $599 per month—a 37 percent decrease. The principal reduction on mods has been 50 percent on average, which has resulted in a decline of 176 percent in average LTV ratio (down to 75 percent) and a decline in the average interest rate from 5.38 percent down to 2.10 percent, according to Green.“This relief directly and materially assists homeowners struggling to afford to stay in their homes,” Green said.On August 20, 2014, Bank of America settled with the Department of Justice and six states for a record $16.65 billion to resolve claims that the bank as well as its Countrywide, Merrill Lynch, and First Franklin divisions packaged and sold toxic mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations in the years leading up to the financial crisis.Under the settlement agreement, Bank of America agreed to pay $9.16 billion directly to federal agencies and six states; $7 billion in consumer relief, which may include first-lien principal forgiveness or forbearance, second-lien extinguishment, and community reinvestment and neighborhood stabilization; and $490 million for the payment of consumer tax liability as a result of consumer relief.For the monitor’s latest report, click here.For more information on the settlement, or to view an interactive map to see what types of relief are going where, click here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Share Save Tagged with: Bank of America Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 1, 2016 1,614 Views  Print This Post Previous: The SFR Rental Vacancy Rate Grows Next: Is the Current State of the Housing Market Able to Bolster Demand?center_img Home / Daily Dose / Bank of America Nearly Fulfills Settlement Obligation The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Irish Rural Link welcomes proposals for tougher sentences for burglars

first_img Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Irish Rural Link has given its support to plans for stricter sentences for serial burglars.The national network representing the interest of rural communities is welcoming proposals by the Justice Minister Francis Fitzgerald to introduce consecutive sentences and tougher bail restrictions for serial burglars.Minster Fitzgerald proposes the introduction of new laws which will see burglars handed down consecutive sentences at District Court level for repeat offences along with tougher bail restrictions.CEO of Irish Rural Link Seamus Boland says longer sentences will act to discourage burglars:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/seam1pmRURAL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Irish Rural Link welcomes proposals for tougher sentences for burglars By News Highland – September 8, 2015 Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleDonegal housing waiting list 48% bigger than Government claimed -FFNext articleShiels says council decision to advertise for Letterkenny land won’t ease public concerns News Highland last_img read more

Some patients in cardiac arrest may not be brought to hospitals for medical help, memo says

first_imgkatifcam/iStock(NEW YORK) — Public and private EMS services in New York City and Long Island have been stretched to the brink, according to an internal memo obtained by ABC News. The memo, distributed late Wednesday to New York officials and first responders, said certain near-death patients will likely not be able to be saved while city hospitals are overrun with COVID-19 patients. Effective immediately, patients in cardiac arrest will not be transported to a hospital if first responders cannot get a pulse on their own while administering CPR, the memo states. “These orders are binding and the FDNY will devise a plan for implementation,” Deputy Fire Commissioner Frank Dwyer told ABC News.In a blunt advisory on March 29, the Nassau County Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee on Long Island stated, “There is no medical benefit to transporting patients in cardiac arrest with CPR in progress.” The statement goes on to justify the new protocol with a statistic saying successful resuscitation rates increase when patients are not moved during CPR. There is an exception to the new overarching rule. Patients in cardiac emergencies may be transported to a new location if there is “imminent physical danger” in the area to the responder. The new approach shows how stretched thin EMS and hospitals are and how emergency rooms are trying to minimize the number of difficult arrivals.“We always have to balance benefit versus risk in health care and right now the risk is that we use up resources on a population where intervention may be both futile or even worse,” said Dr. Vinayak Kumar of the ABC News Medical Unit.Patients who go into cardiac arrest outside a hospital have a slim chance of survival and CPR risks “wide dissemination” of coronavirus particles, according to American College of Cardiology guidance issued last month. “In the event of a cardiac arrest, efforts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation causing aerosolized pathogens could result in the wide dissemination of virus particles to clinicians, health care workers, and other patients,” the American College of Cardiology said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more