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González to join CDSP as assistant professor of Old Testament


first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis González to join CDSP as assistant professor of Old Testament Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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W. Mark Richardson, the seminary’s dean and president, has announced.“Julián González offers a fresh new voice in the world of scholarship and teaching in the context of theological education,” Richardson said. “We were impressed with his capacity to communicate some of the going concerns in Old Testament scholarship today.“Julián, a native of Colombia, will bring new cultural awarenesses to bear in our community,” Richardson added. “He is very integrative in his approach to studies in sacred texts, looking for contemporary analogies to the experience of God in the ancient Middle East. It is a hermeneutic of lively immediacy that will bring new insight from scriptural studies.”González, a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, received his Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University in 2010. He had previously earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia in 2006 and worked as a software engineer for Shell Oil in Colombia.“Julián González will make a wonderful addition to CDSP and PLTS as well as the GTU,” said the Rev. Alicia Vargas, interim dean and associate professor of multicultural and contextual studies at PLTS. “He is a Hispanic Theological Initiative Scholar and comes deeply committed to the multicultural study and teaching of the biblical text. He is ready to come to Berkeley and share his exceptional teaching skills and sharp biblical scholarship with PLTS and CDSP students. We await his arrival in the fall with happy anticipation!”González said he came by his interest in the rhetoric of violence through experience. “My country has been in violence since the late 1940s and early 1950s,” he said. “I have had experiences myself that have led to an interest in looking at the texts of violence in the Bible and how we interpret them, how we deal with them and how we use them nowadays.”“Biblical interpretation is never ideologically neutral,” he added. “Neither is the Bible a static artifact, but rather it is a discursive object that is continually recreated and reflected by each receiving community in its own time and place.”González will begin teaching at the seminaries in August. 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Test purchase leads to two-day closure and €500 fine for retailer


first_imgFacebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsTest purchase leads to two-day closure and €500 fine for retailerBy admin – March 15, 2012 673 Print Previous articleBloody Sunday 40 years on – ‘Carthaginians’ Next articleGood news on way for Kilmallock area roads admin A TOPAZ filling station in Limerick has been ordered to close its off-licence sales for a period of two days after a test purchase made by an underage girl on behalf of An Garda Siochana, revealed that the shop assistant never asked for ID. Ard Services, with a registered address at Deansgrange Road, Dublin, the company responsible for 113 Topaz sites nationwide, 108 of which are licenced to sell intoxicating liquor, was before the court answering a summons charge after gardai detected the underage purchase on January 21, 2011.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Evidence was given that Sgt McMahon, attached to Mayorstone Garda Station, arranged with an underage minor to purchase six bottles of Heineken at the Caherdavin depot of Topaz, on the Ennis Road.The youth was to meet at a pre- arranged venue and the purchase that was observed by Sergeant McMahon.The court heard that the female store assistant failed to follow the in-house or legal procedures in asking for identification to verify that the purchaser was of age.The defence counsel addressed Judge Aingeal Ni Chonduin, stating that she represented Ard Services and was entering a plea of guilty to the charges contrary to section 31 (2) and (3) of the Intoxicating liquor act 1988 as amended.Ard Services apologised to the court and were very regretful of the situation as it is the policy and practice of the company to look for relevant identification from purchasers of alcohol should they look underage.It was outlined that the company had previously, and since the incident, passed all test purchases and had a clean record.Evidence of the training procedures, as well as the “on screen” till operator prompts that appear during the sale of alcohol, were shown to the court.It was said that the company takes the matter of selling alcohol on its sites very seriously.Ard Services, through its Topaz outlets, is also a member of RRAI, the Responsible Retailers of Alcohol in Ireland, a group set up in 2009 to implement the RRAI voluntary Code of Practice on the display and sale of alcohol products in mixed trading premises.Judge Ni Chonduin heard that the company’s compliance manager was in court to offer evidence and to outline the operator’s normal code of conduct.Counsel for Ard Services said that they take “the sale of alcohol very seriously and are very well aware of the consequences of breaches of legislation”.She added that it is a dismissible offence for an employee to sell alcohol to a minor who is not of age. The court heard that the employee had left the company a few days afterwards.Evidence was also given that the site, and other Topaz sites, had passed subsequent test purchases.Judge Ni Chonduin heard that this was the company’s first offence before the courts for all of its sites nationwide, and added that she did take into account that the company was compliant and fully proactive in preventing the sale of alcohol to minors at any of its sites.Imposing the mandatory closure order for the sale of alcohol, of two days, at the Caherdavin petrol station, Judge Ni Chonduin warned that a second offence would have a mandatory closure order of seven to 30 days, and that would have an effect nationwide.Due to the early plea and the subsequent and normal measures that the company enacts at it’s mixed retail sites, the maximum fine of €3,000 was not imposed and Ard Services was fined €500 and given 30 days to pay.center_img Advertisement Twitter Linkedin Emaillast_img read more


NAFCU adds lawmakers to Caucus schedule; Fox’s Stirewalt to close conference


first_img continue reading » The countdown to NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus is on, and House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Representative Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., have been added to the lineup of notable speakers. Fox News’ Digital Politics Editor and Political Analyst Chris Stirewalt will be on hand to deliver the closing keynote.Stirewalt makes frequent appearances on Fox network programs and authors the daily Fox News Halftime Report. Attendees will also hear from renowned journalist Gretchen Carlson, who is set to deliver Caucus’ opening keynote.Brown is expected to discuss the committee’s fall agenda – which includes a hearing Tuesday on housing finance reformfeaturing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria. Calabria will also provide an update on housing issues during Caucus.Last week, Waters announced her committee’s fall 2019 priorities, indicating that it will continue to “ensure fairness, competition, and transparency,” in the financial services industry. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Cowboys’ team plane was grounded in Philadelphia, and Twitter had jokes


first_imgBut that’s just where the trouble for Jerry’s boys started. Dallas’ team plane was deemed “not viable to fly” following the game, so the team was stranded in Philly for hours waiting to get home after the loss. Brutal.MORE: Jason Garrett explains pulling Amari CooperTwitter, ever timely, ever present, decided to rub some salt in Dallas’ wounds by letting the jokes fly in the wake of their big loss and subsequent travel issues.The Cowboys fall to 0-2 vs. jets in 2019. https://t.co/Vhr0l2piXk— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 23, 2019Nah that’s the Cowboys waiting around for an update on their plane. https://t.co/Gw0Ge1Cf14— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) December 23, 2019The functional plane wasn’t sidelined, it just wasn’t in the Cowboys’ rotation https://t.co/cxtvtF6e1v— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) December 23, 2019I think I’ve figured out this whole Cowboy charter plane chaos…the flight crew got word from the FAA that under no circumstances to allow any player of the offensive side of the ball on that plane…if they do..they’ll never ‘touch down’…— Greggo (@TCUWhiteTrash) December 23, 2019Dak Prescott: Loser.Skip Bayless: Loser.Orlando Scandrick: Loser.Jerry Jones: Loser.Whoever jammed up the Cowboys plane so they had to sit and stew in the belly of the Linc for 2 hours: Winner.— Sundiata Fox Pittman (@BewareTheFoxII) December 23, 2019That’s ok. Jerry Jones has delayed Jason Garrett’s departure for 5 years now🤷🏻‍♂️ One little plane malfunction should be cake— Matt Vallee (@mvall13) December 23, 2019Even their plane couldn’t touchdown— Joseph Mastriano (@JMastrianoJR) December 23, 2019Did they let Garret on?Now to check how many times this joke has already been made…— Gunther Porchman (@GuntherPorchman) December 23, 2019Are we sure there just isn’t a goal line painted in front of the buses?— Nittany Tar Heel (@NittanyTarHeel) December 23, 2019This is actually fitting because Dallas literally couldn’t break the plane today, just sayin— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) December 23, 2019 Uh … how ’bout them Cowboys?It was a rough Sunday night for Dallas. First, the Cowboys lost to the Eagles 17-9 in a game that could have clinched the (hapless) NFC East. Instead, the Cowboys’ hopes at a second consecutive division crown hangs in the balance with Week 17 games the deciding factor. Should the Eagles beat the Giants, the division is wrapped up for Philly. (Good luck with rooting for an upset).last_img read more


Why YouTube’s Election Hub is Fizzling


first_imgTags:#marketing#web#YouTube Related Posts YouTube’s livestreaming Elections Hub received a swell of press coverage at launch, but come its first event – the Republican National Convention – the number of viewers was pitifully small. Do the low numbers result from the site’s lack of an adult audience, the difficulty of generating political interest among younger viewers, or ineffective promotion? Turns out, it’s all those things.YouTube partnered with big names for its Elections Hub: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera English, ABC News, BuzzFeed, Univision, Larry King and YouTube favorite Philip DeFranco.  Every partner except for Buzzfeed, DeFranco and Al Jazeera English struggled to get 1000 views of its on-demand content during the RNC and leading up to its Democratic counterpart.    Low Viewership is No SurpriseThe low numbers aren’t surprising, according to a YouTube spokesperson who requested anonymity, as site executives didn’t expect the Elections Hub to be an overnight success considering the average age of the YouTube demographic is in their teens.“We’re very happy with how the Elections Hub is going in these very early days of the political cycle,” wrote the spokesperson in a statement to RWW. “It’s a long-term play that we hope is a great resource for people between now and November 6.” (The spokesperson added, “between live-stream views and views of on-demand video, there have been millions of views of the video on the YouTube Elections Hub since it launched on Wednesday,” but declined to provide specifics. It’s likely those millions are solely DeFranco’s.)Success with Internet-Savvy AudiencesThe list of highest-performing partners – Al Jazeera English, BuzzFeed and DeFranco –  makes sense as all three have a strong Web presence and appeal to a young Internet-savvy audience. DeFranco, who is a YouTube staple, generated at least 50,000 views per video (approaching 1 million on some). Millennials have left comments on his political videos along the line of, “I’ve never voted before, but now I think I will.” DeFranco fans swing Democratic, judging by the relative popularity of his videos, so high viewership of his RNC coverage is telling of his charisma.Conversely, YouTube Elections Hub shows that are meant to appeal to older audiences are failing. Some on-demand episodes of the Larry King Live Web show – presenting guests like Ben Stein and Tanya Acker –  have struggled to break 100 views.  Larry King has more than a million fans on Twitter, but apparently none of them are watching him on YouTube.Ineffective PromotionNonetheless, YouTube is committed to the project. “We’ll keep supporting the Hub with marketing and promotion on YouTube so that people know when major political moments are taking place, and they can check them out live,” the YouTube spokesperson wrote. This advertising strategy is problematic because YouTubers who are already on the site and interested in the election are clearly watching DeFranco’s coverage, and a DeFranco fan would not watch Larry King Live and may not have even heard of him. DeFranco heavily promotes his own shows and does not rely on the video site to promote his Elections Hub programming.Many Election Hub partners are not promoting their own YouTube coverage themselves, perhaps relying on the Google-owned company to do it for them.  Chaotic PartnershipsEven more confusing is the disunity: At press time, New York Times was livestreaming an interview with a pundit about the upcoming DNC through a video player on its own Politics front page, not through YouTube; visit the New York Times Election Hub page on YouTube and no stream of that interview can be found. Then there is a video of New York Times’ Jim Roberts interviewing BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith from the RNC floor on the impact of social media during this election cycle (President Obama on Reddit, tweets about Romney’s VP pick, Ryan) that has only 200 views. This video was not embedded on the New York Time’s site or even linked to BuzzFeed.Checking the ABC News and Wall Street Journal sites reveals a similar lack of promotional coordination.YouTube’s Election Hub won’t be the “long-term success” that the Google-owned company hopes for if the partners don’t bother doing the legwork themselves. Cross-promoting is social media (and YouTube) 101.  Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting fruzsina eordogh 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


Bulls add to Heat woes at home with 105-89 win


first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Tyler Johnson scored 15 points for Miami, which got 14 from Justise Winslow and 13 apiece from Bam Adebayo and Wayne Ellington. The Heat shot 38 percent, including 12 of 42 from 3-point range.The Heat fell to 11-14 at home — and the Bulls, who snapped a four-game slide, moved to 7-20 on the road. Portis had 15 points in the fourth, while Miami’s entire roster managed 21 in the final 12 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBoth teams were without key pieces.Miami — which will be without Derrick Jones until mid-March at least and isn’t planning to have point guard Goran Dragic back until at least the All-Star break — held out Dwyane Wade with right knee soreness, with the belief that it isn’t terribly serious. Chicago was without Zach LaVine because of a sprained right ankle, making that determination after he tested it out and experienced pain before the game. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Celtics overcome Kyrie Irving’s absence to rout Hornets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) is fouled by Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — Bobby Portis scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, Wayne Selden added 20 and the Chicago Bulls ran away in the second half to beat the Miami Heat 105-89 on Wednesday night.Lauri Markkanen had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who finished January with a 2-13 record — the franchise’s second-worst mark ever in that month. Kris Dunn scored 14 and Robin Lopez added 13 for Chicago, which shot 51 percent.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Heat: Miami won the season series 2-1. The Heat have swept the Bulls only twice in 31 seasons. … Hassan Whiteside got a technical foul in the third quarter for pulling himself up on the rim after a dunk. He argued that Markkanen was in his landing vicinity, to no avail. … Josh Richardson scored 12 points.WADE DEALWade was announced Wednesday as an ambassador for BallerTV, a site streaming live amateur sports such as high school basketball. Wade — who has used it to follow his son’s games — said part of the appeal for him is that students do much of the announcing and camera-operating. “They get a chance to get a camera from BallerTV and go do this themselves. It helps youth get to their dreams. I liked that,” Wade said.BIG DIFFERENCEThe temperature at tip-off in Miami was 68 degrees, a bit cool for South Florida. Factor in the wind chill in polar-vortex-stricken Chicago, and the air there at game time felt like minus-34 — a mere 102-degree difference between the two cities.UP NEXTBulls: Visit the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.Heat: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. The Bulls led by 10 after the first quarter, took a two-point lead into halftime and then found themselves trailing by six early in the third. But they answered with an 18-5 run over the next five minutes, and led by three when Dion Waiters tried a 3-pointer with 1:38 left for the tie.It missed, and with that the Bulls were off and running.Chicago finished the quarter on a 7-0 run, taking a 78-68 lead into the fourth. Miami never got closer than seven again.TIP-INSBulls: Carmelo Anthony still appears on Chicago’s roster. The official reason for him not playing is listed as “trade pending.” … Chicago has reached 100 points in 14 consecutive games, the team’s longest streak since the 1991-92 season. … Selden added eight assists.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View commentslast_img read more


New type of bioegradable nanogenerator for use inside the body does not


first_img(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology and Beihang University, both in China, has developed a biodegradable triboelectric nanogenerator for use as a life-time designed implantable power source in an animal body. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances the team describes their nanogenerator, its possible uses and the ways it can be tweaked for use in different applications. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Scientists have been working on developing internal devices for many years and several have been created and are now in use inside human patients—the pacemaker is the most well known. But to date, all such devices suffer from the same deficit—none run using an internal power source, which means they must rely on batteries. While batteries are convenient, they tend to run out of power, which means a patient must undergo a surgical procedure to have them replaced and surgical procedures by their very nature are risky because they open the body to possible infection. A better way, as the researchers with this new effort point out, would be to have implantable devices running off a power source that is generated inside the body, such as capturing heat or making use of the movement of blood. The new device they have created generates electricity via triboelectricity—where electricity is generated when two materials touch each other and then separate, one of the common ways that static electricity comes about.The new device consists of two strips of multi-layered material. One of the strips has a flat film outer layer, the other strip has nanometer sized protruding rods on its exterior—when the two strips meet and then pull away, a tiny amount of electricity is created. The layers are kept apart by blocks of a biodegradable polymer; electricity is generated as parts of the body moves in a way that causes the two strips to come into contact and then to pull apart—over and over.Testing of the device showed it was capable of producing a power density of 32.6 milliwatts per square meter, which they found was enough to power a neuron-stimulation device used to steer the way neurons grow. The team claims their device has paved the way for a new generation of internal devices, noting that not only is it biodegradable, but it can be tuned to self-destruct over days, months or even years. Similar devices, they note, could be made to work by utilizing the power from a person breathing or from their heart beating. Photographs from BD-TENG at various stages of the degradation time line suggest that devices encapsulated in PLGA were initially resistant to mass degradation. However, after 40 days, significant mass loss and structure disintegration was initiated. Near-total mass loss was observed at 90 days. Credit: Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501478 Journal information: Science Advances Explore furtherlast_img read more