Warriors of the Dream uses African drumming, scripture reflection to…

first_img By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 26, 2018 Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (2) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Nathaniel F. Queen, Jr. says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. June 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm Nathaniel, St.Philip’s also hosted the first psychotherapy practice in Harlem, in the ’50’s. As a church, it was that sanctuary within a sanctuary, that the neighborhood trusted.Great article Mary! Thank you! Stephen C Holton says: Warriors of the Dream, an Episcopal Church Mission Enterprise Zone grant recipient, hosts a gathering based in Episcopal liturgy and using African drums at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem and elsewhere in the neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Warriors of the DreamEditor’s note: This story is part of a series profiling the Episcopal Church’s recent work planting new churches and other faith communities. Other stories about recipients of grants from the Episcopal Church’s Genesis Advisory Group on Church Planting can be found here. [Episcopal News Service] Sometimes you hear a phrase and it just sticks with you. You ponder its meaning, knowing at some level that there is a message in it for you.For the Rev. Steve Holton, an experience he had in 1995 has been “a blessing and a guide” to what is now Warriors of the Dream, an innovative program of community building and leadership training with people on the economic and social margins of their neighborhood. The program is based at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in the heart of Harlem and supported in part by two Episcopal Church Mission Enterprise Zone grants.Back in 1995, Holton was the rector of St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Episcopal Church in Ossining, New York, about three miles from Sing Sing prison. He heard African-American actor and activist Ossie Davis speak at the first graduation ceremony for the Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison. Davis marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and was the emcee for the 1963 March on Washington when King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.Davis, Holton said, often visited the 20 inmates in the program as a kind of “elder.”“He leaned over the podium and said, ‘You are my sons, you are my warriors of the dream,’” Holton recalled in an interview with Episcopal News Service. “And, of course, he was referring to Martin’s dream of the Beloved Community.” That sort of community, Davis knew as an actor, is built through what Holton calls “creative community.”The Rev. Steve Holton says the idea for Warriors of the Dream began to take shape more than 25 years ago. Photo courtesy of Steve HoltonFast-forward to 2013, as Holton was about to earn a second theology degree to follow the Master of Divinity he received from The General Theological Seminary in 1988. The question he explored was, “What is it about the Episcopal Church that lends itself to community ministry with everybody who’s there?” Holton studied the Anglican monastic tradition’s elements of “food, music and sacred speech.”As he was thinking about the music part of a potential ministry, a friend told Holton that he had 12 African drums that needed a home. “I said, I’ll take them,” Holton said.Warriors began at St. Philip’s because its now-deceased rector, the Rev. Keith Johnson, was “open to hosting us so that we could work in the neighborhood,” Holton said. Johnson’s goal was ministry to the neighborhood and “not specifically church growth.” Johnson wanted to explore how to connect the church to the people who live around it.Holton’s recollection of Ossie Davis’ elder role came to the foreground. “Being an elder has been a theme of Warriors and, in terms of the larger macro goal, is to teach adults how to be elders, because one thing I’ve learned in my discussions with neighborhood leaders both in Westchester and Harlem is what makes a neighborhood is elders,” he said. “What makes children think is elders, not just learning stuff, but kind of being in the shelter of elders.”Holton formed two important partnerships. Jeannine Otis, the director of music at St. Mark’s Church In-The-Bowery, joined him, following, he said, Jesus’ command to go out to minister two by two. “As a twosome, you model and experience community,” Holton said. Moreover, when a white man and a black woman create that sort of community, “you expand community beyond the borders people usually draw around themselves and you automatically become available to a whole lot of information you never grew up with,” he added.Holton and Otis then connected with Akil Rose, “the kind of neighborhood leader who never darkens the door of the church” but who, Holton said, is interested in African religions as well as Islam and “the mutual nourishment of all religions.”They initially thought Warriors of the Dream ought to try to reach children “who are at risk because they don’t join things” like church. However, early Warriors gatherings attracted people who worked with at-risk kids and “needed a place of nourishment themselves.” Warriors also began to attract formerly incarcerated neighbors who felt their families and churches didn’t welcome their return. Moreover, people whom Holton called “church folk who are on the edges of their churches” began coming for a variety of reasons.“In a world that is wrestling over the right doctrine, whether it’s one extreme or the other, having a group of people that says it’s all about fellowship and the ancient prayers and making music together, that’s a serious antidote,” he said.The antidote was to create a time for, as the Warriors of the Dream brochure calls it, “a sanctuary for the dreams and hopes of many, and neighborhood transformation.”The gatherings, which began on All Saints’ Sunday in 2013, have a simple structure. They begin with a breathing meditation and drumming, which Holton describes as “the best of who we are, that’s mysticism.” He uses the example in Genesis 14 in which Melchizedek is providing an “open offer of hospitality … and giving his best to this stranger,” Abraham, who has been wandering in the wilderness, getting caught up in tribal warfare.Otis shares a scripture passage and people discuss what those verses mean in their lives, “and we rapidly go deep,” Holton said. He listens for a theme around which he crafts a “final message.” A “drum blessing” follows, and then people disperse.New people come to the gathering and “rapidly go to the same deep level we’ve all been because, as you know as an Episcopalian, the liturgy has that effect of opening that doorway in time into the heart of God, and you’re just there and feel it and you realize you were there, and then you leave and go back out on the street,” Holton said.He has always been convinced that “it’s our liturgy that converts people,” in part because that is how he became an Episcopalian and was baptized as an adult.Holton “showed that you can gather people with drum circles, you can adapt Episcopal liturgies to people who have no interest in becoming Episcopalians. They just want to follow Jesus or even follow the Spirit,” the Rev. Tom Brackett, the Episcopal Church’s manager for church planting and mission development, told ENS.“Steve invited us to learn with him that following Jesus into the neighborhood asks us to serve people, to serve our brothers and sisters in ways that bless them. And the by-product of that, many times, is that it also blesses the church at large, sometimes with new members and new pledges and a worshipping community, but not always.”Warriors of the Dream received one of the 30 first $20,000 Episcopal Church Mission Enterprise Zone grants awarded in December 2013. Mission Enterprise Zones are designated geographic areas, congregations or dioceses with a mission focused on serving under-represented groups, such as young people, poor and less-educated people, people of color and those who never, or hardly ever, attend church.Warriors then received a renewal grant in October 2016, one of three such grants for Mission Enterprise Zones originally funded in the 2013-15 triennium.Warriors of the Dream hit a rough patch earlier this year. “We were having a lot of trouble just getting people [to come] and also running low on funding,” Holton said. He was discerning if the project “had lived its natural life” and along the way had taught him things that he is using in his ministry in North Salem, New York, where he is the interim rector of St. James Episcopal Church. He is using the same ideas from Harlem for gathering people who live near St. James and are outside the church.However, Holton began looking at who was still coming to the Warriors gathering to see where the Holy Spirit might be pointing. What he saw was many of the newer people were former educators “who had real heart for reaching out to those young kids that we had tried to get back in the beginning, but we just grew in a different direction.”One of those folks, who was also getting nourished by the gatherings, said she wanted to work with a local Roman Catholic deacon at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center near Harlem Hospital. The center, Holton said, is a magnet for mothers looking for good places for their children to hang out. He hopes the work that is beginning there can be “the doorway into the larger Warriors experience.”In addition, Holton said his St. James congregation, which he describes as both wealthy and politically conservative in the classic definition of that stance, is happy to have the connections that Holton brings from Harlem to northern Westchester County. His parishioners have become interested in ministry with incarcerated people. They are eager to learn and to minster to and with them, Holton said.The Warriors musicians are being asked to lead religious services of all kinds, and they will continue to be open to those sorts of calls, he said.All the while, Holton said, he operates from a stance that he wishes more Episcopalians would take. “We should own our identity as radical liturgists,” he said, stressing again that “it’s that the liturgy is profoundly formational.”Episcopalians need to “believe again in the heart of our faith and in the heart of God incarnate and present in the world and then come out of those walls as Melchizedek did. Don’t just do it inside the church building,” he said. “Think of ways to get it out beyond the doors.”“This is not really the continuation of church by other means. It is really Mother Church midwifing the next generation, and the next generation will be something new,” he said. “It will have a whole lot, biologically, in common with the last generation but will be a part of the new spirit, just as Mary gave birth to Jesus. The church is always Mary and the new ministry is always Jesus, and she is going to be worried sick about him. But, it is going to go on to new stuff and appeal to a whole bunch of people who never would have made it in the door. That’s where we are now.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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Motorists Asked to Slow it Down on Country Roads

first_img SHARE Motorists Asked to Slow it Down on Country Roads Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/09/Field-on-impatient-motorists.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.During the 2020 harvest safety campaign HAT has attempted to bring patience, preparedness, and controlled speeds to the consciousness of rural motorists. Purdue University farm safety specialist Bill Field says getting that message to motorists is critical, “but it’s not working. I do a little farming and in the last two days I’ve been on the highway hauling silage wagons, and when you’re passed buy someone who is doing 60-70 miles an hour, there’s no room for an error there. If I had made a left-hand turn or pulled over, even with flashing lights and everything, people are not seeing this slow-moving equipment as being anything other than an intrusion into their life.”Those are words of frustration from a man who has provided a summary on over 1,100 farm fatalities during his career. It’s not the dirty looks from motorists he sees that causes the frustration. It’s the mentality they exhibit that he knows often will lead to a rear end collision, or even worse.“You can’t be operating a car in a rural setting during harvest time when you’ve got wagons and equipment moving from field to field and expect to be doing well above the speed limit on this country roads, and then try to avoid them or to come up on them so quick that you don’t have time to brake,” Field told HAT. “All it does is it irritates everybody, so I think we all have to learn this is the time of the year we have to share the road and make sure that everybody’s given a little breathing space.”Providing that breathing space is likely lacking all over the state. It certainly is an issue where Field travels.“I had someone pass on the right, come over on the shoulder to go by me and off onto the side of the road because they saw me as an intrusion in their way home. I think this is the kind of behavior that is unkind, and it doesn’t recognize the role that farmers play. Often times we say that food travels slowly and that occurs on country roads as we move grain and other products to market.”There were 21 documented on-farm deaths related to work last year and past research says about one in every nine Indiana farms has a farm-work-related injury incident that requires medical attention each year.Field is an agriculture and biological engineering professor and extension safety specialist at Purdue. Previous articleCommentary: The Perspective of NostalgiaNext articleMotorists Asked to Slow it Down on Country Roads on the HAT Monday Podcast Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Sep 27, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Motorists Asked to Slow it Down on Country Roadslast_img read more

Johnson oversaw change, but not enough success

first_imgFacebook Twitter Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Linkedin Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip ReddIt Grant McGalliard Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Previous articleTCU fires Trent Johnson after 4 seasonsNext articleTCUnderground seeks to eliminate the “TCU bubble” Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dixon reflects on miracle buzzer beater against Texas in 1986 Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter ReddIt Facebook Linkedin + posts printWhat was perhaps the most up-and-down four years in TCU basketball history ended with the firing of head coach Trent Johnson late Sunday night.TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte confirmed the firing in an email sent by assistant athletic director Mark Cohen Monday morning.“It’s hard to find a better person than Trent,” Del Conte said, “and I have the highest level of respect for him. However, we believe change is needed in the leadership of our men’s basketball program.”Johnson, a former head coach at Stanford and LSU, each of which made the NCAA tournament in his tenure there, had amassed a 49-74 record in Fort Worth. His contract, good for around $1.5 million per year, was scheduled to run through the 2017-18 season.Johnson amassed a poor win/loss record during a transitional time for TCU basketball. One of the most notable changes for the program was a $72 million renovation to the Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena.Johnson also brought in TCU’s highest-rated recruit in program history: Karviar Shepherd. The four-star center was ranked as the 2013 class’s seventh best prospect in Texas by ESPN.Recruiting was perhaps where Johnson served TCU best. He continually punched above his program’s weight, bringing in the likes of Shepherd from the high school ranks. He was also active on the junior college circuit.Kenrich Williams, Vladimir Brodziansky, and Malique Trent all came from junior colleges, and all produced well under Johnson.The high-water mark for the program came in what was both Johnson’s first year in Fort Worth and TCU’s first season in the Big 12, when the Frogs knocked off No. 5 Kansas in a stunning upset.However, TCU continually struggled to keep up in one of the nation’s premier basketball leagues.Johnson won only eight games in the Big 12 in his four years, including a winless in-conference schedule in 2013-14. TCU managed to advance past the first round in the Big 12 Championship in the ’14-’15 and ’15-’16 seasons, but the Frogs never received a postseason invite.“Trent inherited a very difficult situation, and we truly appreciated his efforts over the last four years,” Del Conte said. “We simply did not have the success we envisioned but believe the pieces are now in place for us to move forward.”That “difficult situation” included having to play in a high school gymnasium for the entirety of the 2014-15 season and the first half of the current season, as the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum was being demolished to make way for the Schollmaier Arena.This season’s team was expected to build on the success experienced in the non-conference slate from ’14-’15. TCU opened that season on a 13-0 run and was ranked in the Associated Press poll at No. 25.Instead, the team slid throughout the ’15-’16 season. Guard Brandon Parrish said after the season finale against Oklahoma that the team’s “fight wasn’t there” at times.On Saturday, after bowing out of the Big 12 Tournament to West Virginia the night before, Johnson posted a letter to TCU basketball fans on his since-deleted Twitter account.Signed by many players and the coach himself, the letter promised that TCU would “stick together” and “stay positive,” and that the “caliber of play will be improved moving forward.”It will be up to the next coach of TCU basketball to determine whether or not that pledge comes true. TCU head coach Trent Johnson was fired Sunday evening after a four-year stint. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File) ‘We’ve got to be better’: Dixon disappointed with TCU’s 20-point loss in Lubbock TCU sees season end in miserable fashion at Big 12 tournament TCU students receive evacuation text by mistakelast_img read more

Adjunct professor’s email to students sparks criticism, apology

first_imgBenton McDonald Facebook Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Linkedin Facebook Twitter Scharbauer Hall (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) printThis story will be updated as more information is provided to TCU360An adjunct history professor’s email to students sparked a firestorm on Twitter and later prompted her to apologize to the class.Dr. Melanie Kirkland sent students an end of semester email about her grading policies that told students not to send “stories about deportation, disappointed parents, living in your car, grades for your fraternity/sorority, law school, etc,” in attempts to get their grades improved. Kirland said that the time for those issues had passed. A student posted the email on Twitter and blasted Kirkland. The tweet went viral – it was retweeted more than 7,000 times and racked up 100,000 likes within eight hours.A screenshot of the tweet that went viral, edited for language. Courtesy: @c4rra/twitter Kirkland’s email was also posted on Twitter and has been retweeted nearly 10,000 times. Courtesy: @c4rra/twitter Many on Twitter criticized Kirkland for suggesting that issues such as being deported or homeless were nothing more than excuses to help improve grades. Later, she sent another email to the class apologizing for her actions. Email courtesy: @c4rra/Twitter TCU acknowledged the email on Twitter and announced that Kirkland had apologized. “We are aware of an email sent by a professor to a class using language that does not reflect our commitment to students. The professor has apologized to the class,” it said. “The university remains firm in its efforts to provide dedicated support services and care of our students.”An earlier edition of this story reported that TCU had apologized for the email. Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Previous articleFort Worth water main breaks on campus MondayNext articleTarrant County emergency shelters prepare for cold weather with reduced capacity Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Twitter + posts Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams ReddIt Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Peru: death threats to reporter who exposed police scandal

first_img Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites August 25, 2016 – Updated on August 29, 2016 Peru: death threats to reporter who exposed police scandal PeruAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionViolence News Follow the news on Peru News December 4, 2019 Find out more PeruAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionViolence Organisation News Receive email alerts Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable RSF_en to go further February 10, 2017 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 1, 2020 Find out more News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting A well-known investigative journalist with La República, one of Peru’s leading dailies, Doris Aguirre says she received anonymous calls on her mobile phone on 12 August in which she was insulted and threatened with being the death squad’s next victim.The threats followed a series of five reports published by La República in July in which she alleged that members of the PNP had participated in a death squad responsible for the extrajudicial executions of at least 27 persons.Her claims caused an outcry and prompted a judicial investigation that acknowledged on 22 August that there was hard evidence confirming the implication of police officers in these deadly operations.“It is absolutely essential that the Peruvian authorities identify the source of these threats and bring those responsible to justice,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“In view of the gravity of La República’s revelations and the ensuing judicial investigation’s initial findings, the threats against Doris Aguirre must be taken very seriously and must be dealt with in a manner that is beyond reproach. The authorities have a duty to protect journalists in danger and to guarantee the free flow of news and information, regardless of their nature.”RSF extends its fullest support to Aguirre, who said that these threats “have changed my life.”The PNP death squad affair continues to make the news. The government acknowledged three days ago that a group of senior and junior PNP officers had summarily executed at 27 alleged criminals between 2012 and 2015 while pretending to conduct official operations.The administration of Peru’s new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who took office on 28 July, has said it is ready to carry out a complete overhaul of the PNP, which is regarded as corrupt and not efficient.Peru is ranked 84th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to identify and arrest those responsible for the threats to newspaper reporter Doris Aguirre and to guarantee the safety of Peru’s journalists. Aguirre was threatened after revealing the existence of a death squad within the Peruvian National Police (PNP). last_img read more

119 vacant general beds at LUH

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE figures show yesterday, there were 1,380 general hospital beds available nationwide, with 119 vacant beds at Letterkenny University Hospital, the fourth highest figure in the country.277 critical care beds were occupied nationally, 113 of them by coronavirus patients. Two coronavirus patients are being treated in the Critical Care unit in Letterkenny, with six vacant critical care beds available.As of last night, 745 people were being treated in hospital for confirmed Covid-19. There are 19 confirmed cases in Letterkenny University Hospital, and also 19 suspected cases. By News Highland – April 29, 2020 Previous articleChild Psychologist waiting lists still high in DonegalNext articleHotels Federation says Covid-19 is ‘obliterating’ tourism News Highland Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications 119 vacant general beds at LUH Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitterlast_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Commences Big Sky Season at Portland State Monday

first_imgDecember 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Commences Big Sky Season at Portland State Monday Tags: Portland State basketball/SUU Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore.-Monday evening, Southern Utah University men’s basketball (7-4) opens up Big Sky Conference play by visiting the Portland State Vikings (7-6, 1-0 in Big Sky Conference play).The Thunderbirds are coached by fourth-year head coach Todd Simon (43-67, .391 at SUU; 52-75, .409 as a collegiate head coach). Having started the season 7-4, this portends to be Simon’s best season at Cedar City to date.The proficient Thunderbirds score 77 points per game. This ties them for 82nd nationally in scoring offense with Valparaiso and Saint Francis (Pa.)Presently, redshirt guard senior/forward Cameron Oluyitan (12.8 points, 5.3 rebounds per game,  a team-best 19 steals and 25 assists) is SUU’s leading scorer.Junior guard John Knight III (12.5 points) and redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (11.3 points per game, a team-best 8 blocked shorts) also score in double figures on average for the Thunderbirds.Sophomore guard Harrison Butler posts a team-best 8 rebounds per game to pace SUU.The Thunderbirds rank 76th nationally in scoring defense by surrendering 63.6 points per contest headed into conference play.SUU ranks 14th nationally in rebound margin per game (+9.2), out-rebounding opponents 40.7-31.5 per game on-average.The Vikings, who edged Northern Colorado 69-65 Saturday, are coached by former SUU stand-out Barret Peery who is 43-36 (.544) in his second season at the helm.Peery is a native of Payson, Utah and starred for Payson High School, Snow College and SUU (1994-95).The Vikings post 79.2 points per game, ranking them 47th nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard Holland Woods (17.3 points per game and team bests in assists [70] and steals [25]) is Portland State’s overall statistical leader.Senior guard Matt Hauser (15.7 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) is the Vikings’ only other double-figures scorer on-average.Senior center Sal Nuhu leads Portland State with 14 blocked shots and senior forward Rashaad Goolsby averages a team-best 8 rebounds per contest.The Vikings surrender 73.4 points per game, which ranks them 278th nationally in scoring defense.The Vikings lead the Thunderbirds 11-2 all-time and are 7-0 at home against them. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 1/14/20

first_imgJanuary 15, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/14/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 123, Phoenix 110Utah 118, Brooklyn 107Memphis 121, Houston 110Milwaukee 128, New York 102L.A. Clippers 128, Cleveland 103Dallas 124, Golden State 97NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBuffalo 4, Vegas 2Columbus 3, Boston 0NY Islanders 8, Detroit 2Pittsburgh 7, Minnesota 3Tampa Bay 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO)Toronto 7, New Jersey 4Chicago 3, Ottawa 2 (OT)Winnipeg 4 Vancouver 0Arizona 6, San Jose 3Dallas 3, Colorado 2 (OT)Edmonton 4, Nashville 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLClemson 79, Duke 72Kansas 66, Oklahoma 52Louisville 73, Pittsburgh 68West Virginia 81, TCU 49Dayton 79, VCU 65Villanova 79, DePaul 75Wisconsin 56, Maryland 54Ohio St. 80, Nebraska 68Texas Tech 77, Kansas St. 63San Diego St. 64, Fresno St. 55Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Chafee Takes On Biofuel

first_img View post tag: USS View post tag: Chafee View post tag: Navy July 20, 2012 View post tag: ON View post tag: Biofuel View post tag: News by topic Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Chafee Takes On Biofuel View post tag: Guided-missilecenter_img Training & Education View post tag: Destroyer The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) took on 250,000 gallons of alternative fuel, a 50/50 blend of advanced biofuel and traditional petroleum-based fuel, from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) as part of the Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012.The demonstration serves as another milestone in the Navy’s pursuit to improve combat capability through improved energy efficiency measures.Lt. j.g. Karen Smith, Chafee’s fuels officer, said the use of biofuels on Navy ships further enhances the overall readiness of the fleet.“Anything that takes away our need to use foreign fossil fuel is, I think, a step in the right direction,” said Smith. “It gives the Navy a little bit more flexibility, and they know where it’s coming from. Thinking about it economically, yes, it’s a little bit pricier on the front end, but everything new is. I think that, as time goes on, that cost will drive down. The added benefit of having that operational capability is a plus, and now it’s not left in foreign hands to decide what our fuel costs are.”The installation of an energy dashboard marks one more step in Chafee’s move towards energy efficiency. The energy dashboard uses the Integrated Condition Assessment System (ICAS) to collect data from shipboard equipment.“The energy dashboard has been a big help,” Smith said. “It gives us instantaneous data of what we’re doing, so we’ve been utilizing that tool to make sure that we’re burning as little fuel as possible.”The dashboard includes the Fuel Management System (FMS), which assists pre-underway planning by recommending efficient equipment lineups. Along with energy dashboard, a series of light emitting diodes (LED) have been installed on board Chafee to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting fixtures to improve lamp lifespan and drive down maintenance and sparing costs, as well as a stern flap, which will increase propulsion exhaust emissions to foster fuel cost savings while increasing both ship speed and range.USS Chafee is one of the five ships included in the Great Green Fleet demonstration.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 20, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Chafee Takes On Biofuel View post tag: Naval View post tag: takes Share this articlelast_img read more

Cape May County Reports New COVID-19 Death

first_imgOCEAN CITY92301 CAPE MAY POINT0 WILDWOOD229 LOWER TOWNSHIP20573601424 DENNIS TOWNSHIP61151263 WOODBINE771316 Nine new cases of the coronavirus and the death of an 85-year-old Dennis Township woman were reported by Cape May County health officials Wednesday.The total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 539, including 42 deaths.“We are very saddened to hear of this recent loss,” Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson said. “My heart goes out to the family members of this loved one during this difficult time”The following is a breakdown of cases and deaths for each municipality in the county: MIDDLE TOWNSHIP21362214 9 118 260 19 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY539 TOTAL RECOVERED UPPER TOWNSHIP213362 AVALON07 WEST CAPE MAY12 NORTH WILDWOOD47 CAPE MAY CITY213 STONE HARBOR1 TOTAL ACTIVE100 SEA ISLE CITY02 TOTAL DECEASED 33 MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHSLONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASESLONG TERM CARE OFF QUARANTINELONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS WILDWOOD CREST319 WEST WILDWOOD31last_img read more