Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A Harry Potter-themed holiday ball set to take place in Toronto on Dec. 8 has been cancelled after its organizers ran into legal troubles with Warner Bros.“We have been dealing with a legal issue with Warner Brothers regarding this event,” the organizers said in a Nov. 30 letter posted to social media and their website. “We were told by the legal team of Warner Brothers that they have been shutting down events recently but they are willing to help us host this events (sic) without infringing on their copyright laws.”The event — which was billed the “Yule Ball & Yule Time Magic Market” after a fictional Hogwarts Christmas Day celebration — has now been rescheduled for Jan. 19 as a “Wizards Ball.” The original event, which was to take place at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, was advertised as including a “Magical Feast, Wand Class, Yule Time Wizard Market, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, DJ and Dancing.” Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement
Rabat – The government of Saad Eddine El Othmani has denied that it will deduct 14 percent from the wages of public sector employees for their pensions starting January 2019.“The deduction is set at 1 percent of the emergency pension reform, with the state committing to a contribution of 1 percent as the operator,” read a statement from the government.Earlier this month, Moroccan news outlets reported that El Othmani’s government would deduct 14 percent from the wages of public sector employees for their pensions. The deduction was to come under Law No. 71.14 adopted by Abdelilah Benkirane’s government in 2016. The law also gradually extends the age of retirement from 60 to 63 years, starting in 2024.Read Also: Morocco To Deduct 14% from Government Salaries for Pensions in 2019Since 2014, the Moroccan pension fund (CMR) has been facing a deficit, and will operate on a “technical” deficit starting in 2018 and a total deficit in 2027.According to a report on social protection by the Economic, Social, and Environmental Council (CECE), CMR reserves will go bankrupt in 2044, and reforms are needed to ensure long-term financial balance.The decision angered public employees and labor unions who have been calling for a salary raise.Several labor unions and political parties called on the government to increase employees’ salaries and improve social dialogue unions and the government.The Al Istiqlal party presented recommendations to Parliament meeting in May, suggesting protection of purchasing power and support for employment.The government has been calling for more social dialogue with citizens to minimize inequalities at the request of King Mohammed VI.In July, the King reiterated the need to reform Morocco’s development strategy. He also called the government to reinforce social dialogue, stating that it is “necessary and it should be an ongoing process.” Furthermore, he said, the cabinet should meet more frequently with labor unions, “regardless of the potential outcome of that dialogue.”Morocco’s public sector has approximately 700,000 employees. Over 580,000 work for the central government, 150,000 work in the urban communities, and 130,000 work in public institutions.
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won’t be turning President Donald Trump’s tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal in a Monday letter that the panel’s request “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose.”In making that determination, Mnuchin said he relied on the advice of the Justice Department. He concluded that the department is “not authorized to disclose the requested returns and return information.”The move, which was expected, is sure to set in motion a legal battle over Trump’s tax returns. The chief options available to Democrats now are to subpoena the Internal Revenue Service for the returns or to file a lawsuit.Neal originally demanded access to Trump’s tax returns in early April under a law that says the IRS “shall furnish” the returns of any taxpayer to a handful of top lawmakers, including the chair of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.The White House and the president’s attorneys declined to comment on the deadline to turn over Trump’s returns.Trump has privately made clear he has no intention of turning over the much-coveted records.The president has told those close to him that the attempt to get his returns was an invasion of his privacy and a further example of what he calls the Democrat-led “witch hunt” — like special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe — meant to damage him.Trump has repeatedly asked aides as to the status of the House request and has not signalled a willing to co-operate with Democrats, according to a White House official and two Republicans close to the White House.He has linked the effort to the myriad House probes into his administration and has urged his team to stonewall all requests. He also has inquired about the “loyalty” of the top officials at the IRS, according to one of his advisers.Trump has long told confidants that he was under audit and therefore could not release his taxes. But in recent weeks, he has added to the argument, telling advisers that the American people elected him once without seeing his taxes and would do so again, according to the three White House officials and Republicans, who were not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.Andrew Taylor And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press
The response to global warming “comes down to a question of values and I think it’s important on a personal level to really examine the ramifications of our actions and of our daily choices,” Ms. Hannah said at a press briefing on the occasion of a General Assembly climate change debate which kicked off today.“I’m thrilled to see that people are finally starting to recognize the urgency of the situation,” the actress, famous for her work in films like “Splash” and her support for renewable energies, noted.Speaking at the same briefing, Mr. Branson proposed the creation of an “international war room,” a politically-independent gathering of scientists, economists and others to catalyze the public sector, businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments to act on a large scale.“The war room will be a unique combination of entrepreneurial muscle, the best possible data and the power to mobilize resources and influence policy,” he said.Mr. Branson, whose company has offered a $25 million prize to encourage scientists and inventors to figure out how to extract carbon from the environment, also underscored the necessity of finding a technical solution to the issue of global warming.In a separate press conference, the top UN climate change official urged increased financial investment and technological innovation to tackle the issue.Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said that they are “the glue that connects action on the part of developed and developing countries.”Increased financing and emphasis on technology “is not going to come unless rich countries take on ambitious reduction targets and the money is not going to be spent and the technology is not going to be driven unless developing countries put in place real measurable and verifiable mitigation action,” he pointed out. 11 February 2008American actress Daryl Hannah and Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, appealed in New York today for concerted global action to face the challenges posed by climate change.
1 March 2009The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has strongly protested a report in today’s Al-Raed newspaper alleging that Special Representative Ashraf Qazi admitted that the Mission provided information about the country to the International Criminal Court. “The report is a complete fabrication,” the Mission said in a statement issued in Khartoum, referring to the report headlined ‘Qazi admits UNMIS provided information to the ICC about Sudan.’ According to UNMIS, the Al-Raed report is a distortion of a recently published Egyptian magazine article, entitled ‘I did not provide the ICC with reports on Al-Bashir-SRSG.’The Mission questioned Al-Raed’s motive in misrepresenting Mr. Qazi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan and head of UNMIS, on so sensitive an issue at this particular time.The International Criminal Court is due to announce its decision on the application for an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on charges of war crimes in Darfur on 4 March.“UNMIS calls upon Al-Raed to correct this flagrant example of misreporting which, in the Mission’s view, verges on disinformation,” the statement said.The Mission added that it has repeatedly urged media to uphold standard journalistic practices and to check with the UNMIS Spokesperson’s Office when reporting on UNMIS-related matters.
The man places his foot on her neck and assaults her a number of times. A Sri Lankan model/actress has played down a video showing her being assaulted by a man.Piumi Hansamali told Colombo Gazette (Sinhala) that the assault had taken place some four months ago and that she had not filed a Police complaint. Hansamali is seen trying to get up but is pushed back to the ground.A witness is seen trying to mediate and stop the assault but the assault continues. The video going viral on social media shows her being pushed to the ground in a garden and assaulted by a man in the presence of at least one other person. Commenting on the video, Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said that if the incident actually took place then it goes to show how inhumane some men in our society can be. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya
Brock is hosting 21 students from Brazil as part of the new Graduate Academic Preparation Program.ESL Service’s first cohort of GAPP students took a break from their studies to enjoy dragon boat racing recently.GAPP, the new Graduate Academic Preparation Program, welcomed 21 students from Brazil for its intensive eight-week program this summer. The students are part of the Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF) scholarship program and are sponsored by the Brazilian government.GAPP prepares international students whose first language is not English for the academic demands of graduate and other specialized programs at Brock University, which they will start in September. GAPP concentrates on the development of academic skills such as critical thinking and synthesizing arguments and ideas, researching, referencing and plagiarism, academic presentations, discussion and debate, development of specialized vocabulary, academic note taking, and research papers and literature reviews.While studying at Brock, CsF participants can participate in a 3-4 month unpaid research, lab-based, or industry internship starting in January. During the internship, students are part of Brock International’s University Mentorship (UM) program and become part of the community of visiting scholars who come to Brock to collaborate on research and other scholarly activities.Students study and intern in biotechnology, chemistry and engineering, health and medicine, and the humanities and social sciences.
by The Associated Press Posted Nov 16, 2014 9:14 pm MDT General Motors compensation expert extends deadline for filing of ignition switch claims DETROIT – The lawyer hired by General Motors to compensate victims of crashes caused by faulty ignition switches is giving people another month to file claims.Kenneth Feinberg announced Sunday night that the deadline has been extended until Jan. 31, 2015.GM came under fire last week because the family of a Connecticut woman who died in a crash had not been notified by the company, even though GM linked her death to the faulty switches years ago.Feinberg says in a statement that the extension is being done out of an abundance of caution. He says notices about the compensation fund have been sent to nearly 4 1/2 million current and prior owners of Chevrolet Cobalts and other affected small cars. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The agency’s 711 schools, providing free basic education for Palestinian refugee children in the West Bank – including East Jerusalem – Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria – will open as planned in September.UNRWA operations have been hit hard by the United States decision at the beginning of the year to cut back its funding of the Agency by around $300 million. It constituted the largest ever reduction in funding in UNRWA’s history, leading to a severe financial crisis which threatened the existence of many of its critical assistance programmes; forcing cutbacks to its cash-for-work activities; and limiting the provision of assistance to only the most vulnerable. For Palestinians an education is a passport to dignity. This is not a good outcome, but it’s the best possible outcome – Chris Gunness, UNRWASince then, UNRWA has mobilised $238 million of additional funding from around the globe, but the money received so far only covers the Agency’s services until the end of September. Another $217 million is still needed to ensure that the schools stay open until the end of the year.Speaking to UN News on Thursday, UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness said that, despite the shortfall, the Agency felt obliged to open the schools on time: “For Palestinians an education is a passport to dignity. This is not a good outcome, but it’s the best possible outcome because the alternative would have been terrible, particularly for the next generation of Palestine refugees,” he said. “We are doing everything in our power to work with the donor community to ensure that we can implement and honour our historic mandate and mission,” added Mr. Gunness. A meeting of UNRWA’s Advisory Commission in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday was called to discuss ways to secure the resources needed to keep the schools running.Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the Agency, underlined the risks to regional stability posed by school closures and the importance of providing schooling for affected children, saying that “it is crucial to protect the fundamental right to education for Palestine refugee girls and boys, and the community’s unwavering attachment to learning and the development of skills.”Mr Krähenbühl called on Member States that have pledged funds, to transfer them as soon as possible, and for others to consider joining the effort to preserve UNRWA’s vital services to a very anxious Palestine Refugee community.
I MEGHAN, take you, HARRY, to be my husband, to have and to hold , from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.They loose hands. The boss in the roof over the Organ Screen bears the arms of King Henry VIII, who is buried in a vault beneath the Quire of the Chapel. St George’s ChapelSet in the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel is a building of rare beauty, begun in 1475 by King Edward IV. FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ROYAL WEDDING HEREHere is the order of service for Harry and Meghan’s wedding in full:The Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales with Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle Saturday, 19 May, 2018 at 12 NoonThe following Pastoral Introduction is taken from Common Worship:A wedding is one of life’s great moments, a time of solemn commitment as well as good wishes, feasting and joy. St John tells us how Jesus shared in such an occasion at Cana, and gave there a sign of new beginnings as he turned water into wine.Marriage is intended by God to be a creative relationship, as his blessing enables husband and wife to love and support each other in good times and in bad, and to share in the care and upbringing of children. For Christians, marriage is also an invitation to share life together in the spirit of Jesus Christ.It is based upon a solemn, public and life-long covenant between a man and a woman, declared and celebrated in the presence of God and before witnesses.On this their wedding day the bride and bridegroom face each other, make their promises and receive God’s blessing. You are witnesses of the marriage, and express your support by your presence and your prayers. Your support does not end today: the couple will value continued encouragement in the days and years ahead of them. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, bless, preserve and keep you; the Lord mercifully grant you the riches of his grace, that you may please him both in body and soul, and, living together in faith and love, may receive the blessings of eternal life. Amen.All sit or kneel.The prayersThe prayers led by Archbishop Angaelos and The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin from the Nave.Faithful God, holy and eternal, source of life and spring of love, we thank and praise you for bringing HARRY and MEGHAN to this day, and we pray for them.Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.May their marriage be life-giving and life-long, enriched by your presence and strengthened by your grace; may they bring comfort and confidence to each other in faithfulness and trust.Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.May the hospitality of their home bring refreshment and joy to all around them; may their love overflow to neighbours in need and embrace those in distress.Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.May they discern in your word order and purpose for their lives; and may the power of your Holy Spirit lead them in truth and defend them in adversity. The Chapel, built in the striking English Perpendicular Gothic style of the period, was intended both to be a new and fitting home for the College of St George and the Order of the Garter (founded over a century previously in 1348), and to be a Royal Chapel in which the Sovereign and the Royal Family might worship God and to which they might come on various occasions-some solemn, and many, like today’s wedding or the Garter Service next month, celebratory-to receive God’s blessing and to hear prayer offered in God’s presence.The Opus Dei, or daily round of prayer, is offered by the members of the College who live in the precincts of the Chapel and whose duty it is to pray morning and evening for the Sovereign and the Companions of the Order of the Garter.There are twenty-three services each week, all of which are open to members of the public.Perhaps the Chapel’s most striking feature is the vaulted stone roof of very wide span, held up only by the light and graceful walls and the external flying buttresses.Most of the coloured bosses on the roof of the Chapel bear the badges and arms of King Henry VII and those of his servants who helped to build part of the Chapel, finished in 1528. At 11.42 am Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Galilee Porch and are received by the Vice-Dean who presents the Canons of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Those in the Quire stand as they are conducted to their places.At 11.45 am the Mother of the Bride, Ms Doria Ragland, arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor and is conducted to her seat in the Quire.At 11.52 am Her Majesty The Queen arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor who presents the Canons of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Those in the Quire stand as Her Majesty is conducted to her place in the Quire.A fanfare will sound.All stand as the Choir and Clergy move in procession to the Quire. The Lady Companions do not bear arms. On the back of the stalls are nearly 800 plates which commemorate Knights of the Garter past and present.On the High Altar is a jewelled Cross, given by Queen Victoria, and two silver gilt candlesticks dating from the reign of King Charles II. Also displayed are three gilt dishes of very great size, elaborately embossed; one was intended to have been the gift of Mary of Orange, sister of King Charles II, while the other two smaller dishes are the gift of Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, wife of the future King James II.Looking down on the Quire from above is the wooden oriel window installed in the Chantry Chapel of King Edward IV by King Henry VIII so that his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, might watch the ceremonies of the Installation of Knights of the Garter in the Quire below.The window bears the arms of Henry and Katherine and the intertwined Tudor Rose of England and the Pomegranate of Aragon.It has frequently been used as a Royal Pew or watching chamber and it was from this vantage point that Queen Victoria watched the wedding in the Chapel below of her son, the Prince of Wales, to Princess Alexandra of Denmark on 10 March 1863. It was at this same wedding that the fine East Window, created by Messrs Clayton and Bell in commemoration of the late Prince Albert, was first seen. ReadingFrom the Song of Solomon, read by The Lady Jane Fellowes from the Nave:My beloved speaks and says to me: ‘Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land.The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. All remain seated.The proclamationThe Archbishop addresses the peopleIN the presence of God, and before this congregation, HARRY and MEGHAN have given their consent and made their marriage vows to each other. They have declared their marriage by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife.The Archbishop joins their right hands together and saysThose whom God has joined together let no-one put asunder.The anthemAll remain seated while the Choir of St George’s Chapel sing the anthem.The Lord bless you and keep youTHE Lord bless you and keep you:The Lord make his face to shine upon you,to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you,and give you peace. Amen.John Rutter (b. 1945)All remain seated.The blessing of the marriageThe Archbishop saysBlessed are you, O Lord our God, for you have created joy and gladness, pleasure and delight, love, peace and fellowship. Pour out the abundance of your blessing upon HARRY and MEGHAN in their new life together. Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts and a crown upon their heads. Bless them in their work and in their companionship; awake and asleep, in joy and in sorrow, in life and in death. Finally, in your mercy, bring them to that banquet where your saints feast for ever in your heavenly home. We ask this through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. PrayerGod of love, Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.’Set me as a seal upon your heart,as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.If one offered for love all the wealth of one’s house, it would be utterly scorned.MotetAll remain seated while the Choir of St George’s Chapel sing the motetIf ye love meIF ye love me,keep my commandments,and I will pray the Father,and he shall give you another comforter,that he may ‘bide with you forever,e’en the spirit of truth.Thomas Tallis (1505-85)All remain seated.The addressThe address by The Most Reverend Michael Curry.All remain seated.Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir will sing ‘Stand by me’ from the West End of The Chapel.WHEN the night has come,And the land is dark,And the moon is the only light we see.No, I won’t be afraid.Oh, I won’t be afraid,Just as long as you stand, stand by me.So darling, darling, stand by me, The prefaceThe Dean of Windsor reads the preface.In the presence of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we have come together to witness the marriage of HENRY CHARLES ALBERT DAVID and RACHEL MEGHAN, to pray for God’s blessing on them, to share their joy and to celebrate their love.Marriage is a gift of God in creation through which husband and wife may know the grace of God.It is given that as man and woman grow together in love and trust, they shall be united with one another in heart, body and mind, as Christ is united with his bride, the Church.The gift of marriage brings husband and wife together in the delight and tenderness of sexual union and joyful commitment to the end of their lives.It is given as the foundation of family life in which children are born and nurtured and in which each member of the family, in good times and in bad, may find strength, companionship and comfort, and grow to maturity in love.Marriage is a way of life made holy by God, and blessed by the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ with those celebrating a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Oh, stand by me.Oh stand, stand by me. Stand by me.If the sky that we look upon,Should tumble and fall,Or the mountain should crumble to the sea.I won’t cry, I won’t cry.No, I won’t shed a tear.Just as long as you stand, stand by me,Darling, darling, stand by me…Whenever you’re in trouble,Won’t you stand by me, oh stand by me.Oh stand, stand by me. Stand by me.Jerry Leiber (1933-2011) Ben E. King (1938-2015) and Mike Stroller (b. 1933)arr. by Mark Delisser (b. 1973)The VowsAll remain seated as the Archbishop leads the vowsHARRY and MEGHAN, I now invite you to join hands and make your vows, in the presence of God and his people.The Bride and Bridegroom face each other and join hands. The Bridegroom saysI HARRY, take you, MEGHAN, to be my wife, to have and to hold from, this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.The Bride says St George’s ChapelCredit:Getty Send her victorious,Happy and glorious,Long to reign over us,God save The Queen!The procession of the bride and bridegroomDuring the Procession the following is playedSymphony no. 1 in B-flat – Allegro William Boyce (1711-1779)Amen/This little light of mine – Etta James Jester Hairston (1901-2000) and Harry Dixon Loes (1892-1965)All remain standing during the Procession of the Bride and Bridegroom, until members of their families have left the Chapel.All remain standing as the Ecclesiastical Procession leaves by way of the Organ Screen and the North Quire Aisle.Thereafter please leave the Chapel as directed by the Lay Stewards.Those in the Quire should leave by way of the South Door in order to stand on Chapter Grass to view the Carriage procession on Chapel Hill. Marche Heroique – Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Psalm-Prelude Set 1, No. 2 – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)Symphony No. 4, Andante Cantabile – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)Prelude on Rhosymedre – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)From 11.10 am the Orchestra will play:Salut d’Amour – Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)St Paul’s Suite, movement 4 – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)Lady Radnor’s Suite movements 2, 3 & 5 – Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1914)Capriol Suite, movements 2, 3, & 5 – Peter Warlock (1894-1930)Fantasia on Greensleeves – Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSerenade for Strings, movement 1 – Sir Edward ElgarChanson de Matin – Sir Edward Elgar, arr. Benjamin Woodgates (b. 1986)TimingsAt 11.25 am Members of the Royal Family arrive at the Galilee Porch and are received by the Dean of Windsor who presents the Canons of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Those in the Quire stand as they are conducted to their places.All sit.At 11.40 am The Bridegroom and his Best Man arrive at the West Door and are received by the Dean of Windsor. All stand as the Bridegroom and his Best Man are conducted to the Bray Chantry Chapel. The Archbishop of Canterbury – The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin WelbyCanon Steward – The Reverend Canon Dr Mark PowellCanon Precentor – The Reverend Canon Martin PollVice-Dean – The Reverend Canon Dr Hueston FinlayAll sitAt the entrance of the Bride, all stand.A fanfare will sound at the Bride’s arrival.The Bride, having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, moves in procession through the Nave where she is joined by her Father, Mr Thomas Markle, to the High Altar. The Bridegroom and his Best Man await.IntroitPerformed by the Orchestra and Ms Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano) with Mr David Blackadder (Trumpet).Eternal source of light divine,With double warmth thy beams display,And with distinguished glory shine,To add a lustre to this day.George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)All remain standing.At the High Altar, The Dean of Windsor greets the congregation.The welcomeThe Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you:and also with you.God is love, and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.1 John 4. 16All sit. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The great coloured glass West Window is one of the finest in England and is said to be the third largest in the country; in seventy-five lights, the vast majority of which date from between 1503 and 1509, it depicts a host of warrior saints, archbishops and kings and, in the bottom right hand corner, with hammer in hand the likeness of William Vertue the mason and architect responsible for the building of the Nave and Quire Vault.Those seated in the Quire of the Chapel are able to see one of the Chapel’s greatest treasures, the carved oak stalls dating from between 1478 and 1485.Each stall is a work of art and a triumph of craftsmanship, each unique in its detail.Above each of the Companions’ stalls hangs his or her banner and on the canopy of a Knight’s stall is his helmet and crest and sword of knighthood, symbolically half-drawn from its scabbard to show his readiness to take up arms in defence of the Sovereign and the realm. The hymnLord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,Whose trust, ever child-like,no cares could destroy,Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,Your bliss in our hearts, Lord,at the break of the day.Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,Whose strong handswere skilled at the plane and the lathe,Be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,Your strength in our hearts, Lord,at the noon of the day.Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,Your hands swift to welcome,your arms to embrace, She answersI will.The Archbishop says to the congregationWill you, the families and friends of HARRY and MEGHAN, support and uphold them in their marriage now and in the years to come?All answerWe will.The Archbishop invites the people to pray, silence is kept and he saysThe collectGod our Father, from the beginningyou have blessed creation with abundant life.Pour out your blessings upon HARRY and MEGHAN,that they may be joined in mutual love and companionship,in holiness and commitment to each other.We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.All sit. Bid my anxious fears subside;Death of death, and hell’s DestructionLand me safe on Canaan’s side:Songs of praisesI will ever give to thee.William Williams (1717-91) ‘Cwm Rhondda’, John Hughes (1873-1932)Descant verse: James Vivian (b. 1974)The blessingAll remain standing as the Dean of Windsor says the blessing.God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love, defend you on every side, and guide you in truth and peace; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.All remain standing.The organ plays as those who are signing the registers move from the Quire to the North Quire Aisle.All sit at the conclusion of the organ music.During the Signing of the Register the following is played by Mr Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Orchestra:Sicilienne – Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824) arr. Chris Hazell (b.1948)Apres un reve – Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) arr. Chris HazellAve Maria – Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arr. Chris HazellAll stand as the Bride and Bridegroom return to the Quire.National AnthemGod save our gracious Queen,Long live our noble Queen,God save The Queen! Marriage is a sign of unity and loyalty which all should uphold and honour. It enriches society and strengthens community.No one should enter into it lightly or selfishly but reverently and responsibly in the sight of almighty God.HARRY and MEGHAN are now to enter this way of life. They will each give their consent to the other and make solemn vows, and in token of this they will each give and receive a ring.We pray with them that the Holy Spirit will guide and strengthen them, that they may fulfil God’s purposes for the whole of their earthly life together.All stand. send your blessing upon Harry and Meghan,and all who are joined in marriage,that, rejoicing in your willand continuing under your protection,they may both live and growin your love all their days,through Jesus Christ our Lord.AmenWho is doing what?The service is led by The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO, Dean of Windsor.The marriage is solemnised by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.The service is sung by the choir of St George’s Chapel, conducted by Mr James Vivian, Director of Music, St George’s Chapel. The Organ is played byMr Luke Bond, Assistant Director of Music, St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and Mr Jason Richards, Organ Scholar, St George’s Chapel.The Cellist, Mr Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a British Cellist who won the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year award.The Orchestra is made up of musicians drawn from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia, conducted byMr Christopher Warren-Green.For the Procession of the Bride, they are joined by:Ms Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano) and Mr David Blackadder (Trumpet).Ms Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir.The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry. Music before the serviceFrom 10.35 am Mr Luke Bond, Assistant Director of Music, will play: The giving of the ringsHEAVENLY Father, by your blessing let these rings be to HARRY and MEGHAN a symbol of unending love and faithfulness, to remind them of the vow and covenant which they have made this day, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.The Bridegroom places the ring on the fourth finger of the Bride’s left hand and, holding it there, saysMEGHAN, I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.They loose hands and the Bride places a ring on the fourth finger of the Bridegroom’s left hand and, holding it there, saysHARRY, I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. SacristanThe Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor CastleThe Director of Music -Mr James VivianMinor Canon – The Reverend Franklin LeeChaplain to The Queen – The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-WilkinCoptic Orthodox Archbishop of London – His Eminence Archbishop AngaelosPresiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the USA – The Most Reverend Michael Curry Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,Your love in our hearts, Lord,at the eve of the day.Jan Struther (1901-53) ‘Slane’, Traditional Irish MelodyThe declarationsAll remain standing as the Archbishop leads the declarationsFirst, I am required to ask anyone present who knows a reason why these persons may not lawfully marry, to declare it now.The Archbishop says to the CoupleThe vows you are about to take are to be made in the presence of God, who is judge of all and knows all the secrets of our hearts; therefore if either of you knows a reason why you may not lawfully marry, you must declare it now.The Archbishop says to the BridegroomHarry, will you take MEGHAN to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and protect her, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?He answersI will.The Archbishop says to the BrideMEGHAN, will you take HARRY to be your husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honour and protect him, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live? Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.May they nurture their family with devotion, see their children grow in body, mind and spirit and come at last to the end of their lives with hearts content and in joyful anticipation of heaven.Lord of life and love:hear our prayer.Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught usOour Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come, your will be done; on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.All stand.HymnGuide me, O thou great Redeemer,Pilgrim through this barren land;I am weak, but thou art mighty,Hold me with thy powerful hand:Bread of heaven,Feed me till I want no more.Open now the crystal fountainWhence the healing stream doth flow;Let the fire and cloudy pillarLead me all my journey through:Strong deliverer,Be thou still my strength and shield.When I tread the verge of Jordan, The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St George’s Chapel, WindsorCredit:Getty
UHC SISPO Gänserndorf – HC Fivers WAT Margareten 26:33 (10:18) Moser Medical UHK Krems – HSG Raiffeisen Bärnbach/Köflach 36:25 (23:9) HIB Handball Graz – Bregenz Handball 27:26 (10:13) The Austrian Cup Final4 will be played on April 23/24 without one of favorites. One of the most successful teams in the history of our sport in Austria, Bregenz Handball, suffered surprising defeat in quarter-final in Graz, where the third league team, HIB Handball Graz were better – 27:26 (10:13).Here are the quarter-final results:SG INSIGNIS Handball WESTWIEN – Sparkasse Schwaz Handball Tirol 23:22 (14:8) Austrian handball CupBregenz Handball ← Previous Story Baltic Handball League: Three teams qualify for Final4 Next Story → VIBORG ADVENTURE: The Third GENERATION Handball waiting for you
THE MATER HOSPITAL is in the final stages of its big move, which sees its services being brought from a 19th century building to world-class facilities.The move is part of a €284 million development of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (the Mater Hospital) and the relocation will take place over two weeks, with elective surgery scheduled to take place in the new building from Monday 24 February 2013.The development began back in 2000, and has involved the rebuilding of parts of Mater. Now, almost 14 years later, some parts of the hospital have already moved with just a few to finish moving over.The final phase will see the theatres, intensive care and high dependency units; national centre for cardiothoracic surgery / heart and lung transplantation and national spinal injuries unit going to their new digs.The brand new hospital will have 12 new operating theatres, 120 one-bed en suite rooms, new emergency and outpatients departments, a modern radiology department and a 444-space underground car park.World classAccording to Mary Day CEO of the Mater Hospital, the final move of departments to the Mater Whitty Wing “creates a perfect environment for the delivery of world class care to our patients”.This significant milestone in the long and illustrious history of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and Sisters of Mercy’s dedication to serving the community, will ensure the hospital continues to enhance it national reputation for high quality care.Major trauma centreAs a major trauma centre, the Mater’s new facilities will see new intensive care and high dependency units near 12 new operating theatres, combined with ease of access to a radiology department and the national spinal injuries unit.According to the hospital, “the theatres are designed to ensure that the patients’ experience is as comfortable, reassuring and safe as possible”.The new intensive care unit will have 18 cubicles, as will the new high dependency unit, which is an increase of seven beds overall.Each patient will have their own space. Meanwhile, patients at the national centre for cardiothoracic surgery will have brighter and more comfortable facilities.Visitors are asked not to visit the hospital between Monday 17 February and Friday 21 February “unless absolutely necessary” as there will be a lot of activity in public areas.During this time, the Mater’s critically ill patients will be relocated to the modern facilities in the new building.Read: Mater Hospital ‘refutes’ suggestions of operating a CRC ‘phantom fund’>Read:Old bones found at site of Mater redevelopment>
While NFC seems to be taking the slowest possible route to becoming useful in the US, China-based Geak has put out a ring that grants smartphone owners unique unlock and sharing capabilities.The problem with NFC right now is that you have to think about it. You could automate an incredible amount of the daily tasks on your phone if you took the time to program a handful of NFC tags and place them throughout your life. That takes time, and a little bit more know-how than the average smartphone user thinks they have. Until ISIS and Google Wallet get over themselves and start aggressively pushing NFC based payments in the US, the tech isn’t likely to spread any faster than the snail’s pace we have today. In China, however, there’s a company about to release an NFC embedded ring with matching software on their phones that allows you to do quite a bit just by wearing the ring and owning their phone.Geak rings are an impressive combination of hardware and software that allows the user to access a list of NFC based features that, while not new in the slightest, become much more interesting when you can wear the trigger mechanism on your finger. You can unlock your phone just by picking it up with the hand that has the ring attached, allowing the NFC chip to serve as your password. You can push contact information to your ring and then tap the back of another phone to send your business card. The Geak phones come with a tool they have built to make these features automatic, with no NFC programming required from the user.Geak plans to make this software available to other phones in the future but for now the Geak ring will only work with their phones. The Geak website refers to a proprietary technology that drives this new ring, with no real information on the website about how the ring works in real world examples. As this is likely just a secure NFC chip, it wouldn’t be terribly hard to buy a ring and enable many of these features on any other NFC capable phone, but the Geak software is part of what makes this ring especially useful.It’s too early to say whether or not we’ll be sharing contact information Wonder Twins style here in the US anytime soon, but the idea of an NFC based ring to enable additional control over your smartphone is a very interesting idea.
Sina Weibo franchit la barre des 200 millions d’utilisateursLe service de micro-blogging chinois Sina Weibo a annoncé jeudi avoir dépassé les 200 millions d’utilisateurs. Il enregistre une hausse spectaculaire de 60 millions de membres en moins de quatre mois, qui confirme l’engouement des Chinois pour ce mode de communication. Si le service de microblogging Twitter est interdit en Chine, son équivalent chinois, Sina Weibo, rencontre lui un franc succès. Jeudi, celui-ci a annoncé avoir atteint et même dépassé les 200 millions d’utilisateurs alors que fin avril, le réseau ne comptait que 140 millions de membres. C’est donc bien une hausse spectaculaire qu’a recensée Sina Weibo ces derniers mois.À lire aussiPinterest, dinosaure et NASA, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 25 févrierUne augmentation qui témoigne de l’engouement croissant du demi-milliard d’internautes chinois pour ce mode de partage et de diffusion de l’information, dans un pays où la presse et l’internet sont strictement contrôlés par l’Etat, rappelle l’AFP. En effet, Facebook et Twitter ont été censurés en 2009 suite à des émeutes survenues dans la région du Xinjiang. Ainsi, Sina Weibo a été le premier relais des internautes pour critiquer les autorités chinoises après une collision de trains à grande vitesse qui a causé la mort de 40 personnes le 23 juillet dernier dans l’est du pays.Le 19 août 2011 à 10:39 • Maxime Lambert
Related Items:#CommonwealthMinister, #HurricaneIrmaRelief, #LordAhmad, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 18th, 2017 – Grand Turk – The Minister of State for the Commonwealth, Lord Ahmad visited the Turks and Caicos this past week. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Lord Ahmad along with Premier Robinson and the Governor took to the streets of Grand Turk on Friday to witness first hand the work being done to reconstruct the capital.Hurricane Irma slammed into Grand Turk on Thursday 7th September causing major damages to homes and properties. #MagneticMedia reported that many roofs were blown off, extensive flooding caused, and utility poles were destroyed, which, at present are still affecting residents’ access to power throughout the island.Lord Ahmad said, “In the capital, in some of the more challenged parts of Turks and Caicos, right here in Grand Turk, there’s plenty of work to be done. And that means that the military support that we’ve been given, and also more importantly the reconstruction effort needs to kick in straight away.”The Minister for the Overseas Territories also commented on the great efforts being done by the military, and the DFID teams to quickly respond to the rebuilding of the nation. This was Lord Ahmad’s first trip to Turks and Caicos after recently being appointed the role as minister on June 13th 2017.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher
Four Bangladeshi fishermen were reportedly abducted by Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) at gunpoint from the Naf River in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday, reports UNB.The fishermen are – Azim Ullah Majhi, Mohammad Abdullah, Abul Kalam and Mohammad Hasan of Shahparir Dwip in Teknaf upazila.Border Guard Bangladesh has not confirmed the report but said it is looking into the matter.”BGP members approached the fishing trawler on a speedboat and took away the fishermen at gunpoint,” said local union parishad member Fazlul Haq.He said the concerned authorities have been informed.The administration imposed a ban on fishing in the Teknaf’s Naf River on 25 August 2017 to prevent Rohingya intrusion and drug smuggling.
Share Building trustLorna McNeill, the disparities researcher, says a dialog with the community is needed to make interventions successful. “As providers, we need to understand people’s cultural backgrounds and understand the way they want to interact with the healthcare provider and the health care system and should try to provide care and that culturally competent way,” McNeill said.McNeil says you can’t expect people to be on board if you come in just telling them how to change. She says listening to communities, understanding what they need, is especially important as many communities facing health disparities were left behind by researchers in the past. The first step in correcting disparities and designing healthier neighborhoods, she says, is building trust. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /04:00 X Teaching students to recognize disparitiesIn an effort to reverse some those trends, Lorna McNeill is leading a new program with MD Anderson and the University of Houston, called UHAND, teaching UH students interested in the field about these cancer disparities, involving them in research targeting specific Houston neighborhoods. Our #UHAND team members @LorraineReitzel, @McNeill_Dr and @kdsolari are learning, sharing and networking this week at the @NCICRCHD PACHE meeting in Maryland! #EndCancerDisparities #HealthEquity pic.twitter.com/kkGpEnC3PX— UHAND (@UHANDPartners) July 23, 2018“There’s increasing understanding that most of the research focuses on everyone. There are very few people that are trained in the area of disparities and then very few research dollars are actually going to addressing the problem,” McNeill said.The hope: Once UH students complete the program, they’ll be more sensitive to how environment, race, and income affect people’s health.Paulina Linares Abrego is a student in that program, helping with research on tobacco cessation, and she wants to bring what she has learned back to her own community.“One of the surprising things that I found out is that only 10 percent of cancer is passed down genetically,” Abrego said. “If you think about that and then you think about all the people that you know in your own community that have cancer it’s like, well that’s not it. It’s not because we’re Hispanic. That’s not the case, and we’re learning more and more and it’s a lot of environmental factors,” she said. Listen Competing with fast foodMelissa Edwards heads the American Diabetes Association in South Central Texas. She says for a lot of people, the only nearby food sellers are convenience stores and fast food. “We are competing with access to food that might be really inexpensive but for the American Diabetes Association, it’s not the best food and the best choices,” Edwards said.The ADA recently partnered with the City of Houston to post 23 billboards around the city, in both English and Spanish, specifically in neighborhoods facing disparities. Edwards says food banks when people don’t have access to the proper foods in grocery stores, food banks don’t always have the right foods to pick up the slack. Even when people do cook at home, serving traditional meals, they’re still not getting the best nutrition.“We know that eating together and family, no matter what culture you belong to, that’s a tradition, so how can we take that traditional moment that you have with your family and make it a little bit healthier for you,” Edwards said.Edwards says for that reason the ADA is doing more outreach work, meeting people on their level. For many people in Houston, staying healthy is a matter of buying the right foods at the grocery store and getting in some exercise at the local park or gym, but often health outcomes vary between neighborhoods.For Houston researchers, those disparities are a problem. “There are studies that are showing that zip code determines more about your life expectancy than actually biology,” said Lorna McNeill, a health disparities researcher at MD Anderson.She and other researchers have noticed neighborhood design, even down to the sidewalks and billboards can affect rates of everything from cancer to diabetes.“There’s a strong role for the environment in terms of whether or not who gets a disease or whether or not you’re cured from those diseases,” McNeill said.Often, the neighborhoods people live in are shorthand for talking about race, and income level. For instance, in Harris County, cancer rates are higher among Black communities. And state data shows the county’s diabetes death rates among Black and Hispanic communities are nearly double those of whites and other races. If you’re poor, regardless of race, health disparities only get worse.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The opening week of fall camp for the University of Louisville football team came to a close on Saturday with its annual media day at Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals opened fall camp last Sunday and practiced in pads for the first time on Thursday. The new leader of the Louisville football program has recognized the challenges in front of the team competing weekly in a difficult Atlantic Coast Conference, but fall camp is only one-quarter of the way done with kickoff against Notre Dame still 23 days away. Louisville will practice again on Sunday. The Cardinals open the 2019 season on Labor Day against Notre Dame at 8 p.m. ET at Cardinal Stadium. Print Friendly Version “They created some turnovers today,” Satterfield said. “That’s what we want to see. They put pressure on the quarterback in a lot of different ways. We have to tackle better, but they made a lot of good plays today.” The media session followed the team’s first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday morning, from which Satterfield praised the play of his defense in their first game-like simulation since the conclusion of spring practice. Head coach Scott Satterfield, offensive coordinator Dwayne Ledford, defensive coordinator Bryan Brown and a group of student-athletes all spoke with the media about the upcoming 2019 season. Satterfield is not concerned however, with the effort of the team that steps onto the field this fall. Story Links “We’ll have 11 guys that will play extremely hard every snap.” “This league is really good,” Satterfield added. “I know every week you’re going to be playing a team that’s well-coached and has great players. We have a pretty good grasp of what needs to happen. The good news is we’ve got three weeks to get better.” “We’re going to have to play really good football, smart football, disciplined football and we’re going to have to play extremely hard to win football games.” During the next three weeks, the Cardinals will continue to focus on improvement internally and focusing on their keys to success before turning their attention to the opposition.
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. AMO Manufactures First Graphene Transistors Kim is a scientist at Columbia University in New York City. He has been working with Melinda Han and Juliana Brant to try and come up with a way to make graphene a feasible replacement for silicon. Toward that end, they have been looking at ways to overcome some of the problems associated with using graphene as a semiconductor in electronic devices. They set forth some ideas for electron transport for graphene in Physical Review Letters: “Electron Transport in Disordered Graphene Nanoribbons.”“Graphene has high mobility, and less scattering than silicon. Theoretically, it is possible to make smaller structures that are more stable at the nanolevel than those made from silicon,” Kim says. He points out that as electronics continue to shrink in size, the interest in finding viable alternatives to silicon is likely to increase. Graphene is a good candidate because of the high electron mobility it offers, its stability on such a small scale, and the possibility that one could come up with different device concepts for electronics.There are problems with graphene, though. “First of all, graphene does not have a band gap, and that is essential for semiconductor device operation,” Kim points out. “Previously, we found that you can create an energy gap by cutting graphene into strips, creating nanoribbons..” Of course, now that scientists can use nanoribbons to create an energy gap, a new set of challenges has arisen. “The gap is not so simple as we first thought. We have new complications to deal with now in the way the energy gap behaves.”Kim and his colleagues discovered that the nanoribbons have a rough edge, creating more scattering than they would like. “There is good control up to the nanometer,” he says, “but the control is not as precise at the atomic level.” Another issue is that the nanoribbons sit on a substrate, adding more disorder. “Our paper here is mostly concerned with identifying these issues, so that we can better understand how graphene nanoribbons might be used in the future,” Kim insists. “We want to understand the nature of the energy gap so that we can perhaps engineer smoother atomic edges and create a better substrate that does not induce disorder potential.”With the knowledge of how to create an energy gap with graphene nanoribbons available, and with some of the properties of the gap identified, it is possible to begin making changes. “I’m hopeful that in the future we might be able to use graphene to compete with silicon,” Kim says. “The high mobility of graphene makes it a good candidate, and since it is likely to be more stable at the nanoscale, there is real potential. However, we need to be able solve some of these other problems first. But we are well on our way.” More information: Melinda Han, Juliana Brant, and Philip Kim, “Electron Transport in Disordered Graphene Nanoribbons,” Physical Review Letters (2010). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.056801 . Graphene is an atomic-scale honeycomb lattice made of carbon atoms. By Dr. Thomas Szkopek, via Wikipedia Citation: Can graphene nanoribbons replace silicon? (2010, February 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-graphene-nanoribbons-silicon.html Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — “Graphene has been the subject of intense focus and research for a few years now,” Philip Kim tells PhysOrg.com. “There are researchers that feel that it is possible that graphene could replace silicon as a semiconductor in electronics.”
Get ready to experience the authentic signatures dishes of North India and Pakistan as a new menu was introduced at Singh Sahib, Eros Hotel, Nehru Place. Along with the magical flavours of undivided Punjab, guests can now enjoy the Pakistani flavours along with live evening ghazals all month long. You can enjoy the aroma of fragrant spices that waft from the live kitchen as the expert chefs create authentic specialities such as raan peshawari, bhatti da murg and Amritsari macchi, meat beliram, rara murgh, chargah and many more.For the vegetarians, they have introduced an all-new Green Menu with a range of vegetarian delicacies like potohari challi kebab, bharta rawalpindi, dhingri kofta, paneer makai and more. For the get-togethers, three pre-set menus are introduces – khaas shakahari dawaat, sahib dawaat and sahib khaas dawaat, tailor-made for a special gathering with a choice of appetizers, soup, main course.