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Strong welcome for UN refugee agreement – but action must…

first_img Comments (2) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Strong welcome for UN refugee agreement – but action must follow Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AliceMarie Slaven-Emond, FNP-C says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Refugees Migration & Resettlement 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans have welcomed the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which was agreed by world leaders at the UN General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Monday. The declaration “expresses the political will of world leaders to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale,” the UN said as they summarised the agreement.Full article. Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem September 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm Spare me! Would Chirist have said that? If this occurs then we need to be sending heavy support to the area they end up at!!!!! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Bob Thwing says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York September 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm I am opposed to Syrian refugees coming to the USA at this time. It would be better to set places in the mid-east for them to go to. Their beliefs are different from Christians. They would be better off in places that share their ideology. By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 22, 2016 last_img read more

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Drug Prevention Unit Partners with Early Childhood Educators On The Use Of Drugs

first_imgLocalNews Drug Prevention Unit Partners with Early Childhood Educators On The Use Of Drugs by: – April 15, 2011 Share 8 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Twelve (12) childhood Educators will today Friday 15th April attend a training workshop and again  on Friday 29th April  2011 to enable our teachers to provide proper information to our children in Kindergarten and Pre-school on the use of Drugs.The National Drug Prevention Unit has partnered with the early childhood educators aimed at producing lesson plans in the core subjects like language arts, social studies, health and family life.The Unit believes that instilling the use and dangers of drugs at an early age will mold our children to grow up to make the right decisions.The training workshop begins at 8:30 this morning to 1:00pm at the Public Service Training Centre.News Reporter: Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Rajon Rondo is polarizing among Lakers fans, but he’s built equity in locker room

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Rondo has reiterated several times that he enjoys playing for Walton. And even though Walton joked after a recent game that he would like to see Rondo do less one-handed chucking down court in favor of “a nice chest pass,” that respect flows both ways.Since the All-Star break, Rondo has played more minutes (725) than any other Laker – both a sign of his health in a season when that’s been a rare trait for the franchise, but also symbolic of Walton’s trust in him. His turnover rate (22.5 percent) is the highest on the team for this season, but he’s rarely pulled for mistakes.That’s because he has transcendent moments, as he did in Friday’s victory over the Clippers, when he made three 3-pointers and had 11 assists in the fourth quarter alone. While Alex Caruso received much of the credit, Walton said Rondo “took over” in that frame – and he wants to give him the freedom to step up to what is popularly called “Playoff Rondo” around the league (a moniker the veteran hates).“It’s part of what’s made him a great point guard in this league for so long: His creativity,” Walton said. “The way he sees the game. If you try to take that away from him, and tell him, ‘We need you to do just this or just that,’ then you take away one of his biggest strengths.”There are other things Walton and his coaches have leaned on Rondo for, too. It’s common, he said, for him to ask Rondo what he sees out of an upcoming opponent, because, as 18-year-veteran Tyson Chandler puts it, “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anybody watch more film than him before.”He’s also been a trusted voice for Walton, along with James, on the state of the locker room.Lakers guard Rajon Rondo has been up and down on the court this season, but he still brings intangibles that the coaches and his peers place a lot of value on. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)“If there’s a day that maybe we should practice, maybe we shouldn’t, I’ll ring them up and see what their feel is for the locker room,” Walton said. “Some days, they’ll be like let’s definitely practice today, other days they’ll say guys just need to get away for a day, you know what I mean? But when whatever we decide to do, he’s in. He brings energy. He brings humor. He loves competing.”It’s telling that both Rondo and James essentially strong-armed their way into post-practice shooting competitions with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brian Shaw and Miles Simon. While James’ shooting partner for much of the year has been veteran and fellow Klutch Sports client Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rondo has opted for youth: He played with Svi Mykhailiuk before he was traded, and then brought in rookie Moe Wagner afterward.While Rondo is one of the most staunch advocates for rookie duties and has the younger Lakers running errands for him, Wagner said when he’s on the court with him, those barriers of status fade away.“What I think he does a great job of is he equalizes everyone,” he said. “Obviously there’s a certain authority between vets and rookies, but once everybody’s on the court, they’re the same. So if you’re on the court, take your shot with confidence. He always tells us that, because we’re here to play basketball.”While some veterans might accentuate the tiers of experience, especially a former All-Star with an NBA title on his résumé, to Rondo, leveling the playing field with his teammates makes the most sense in the world.“I need my guys out there,” he said of Wagner. “Even though he’s a rook and he’s got a lot to learn, I may be on his ass more than normal because the game is going so fast, and it’s a different pace at this level. I try to coach him as much as I can and put him in the right position to be successful. So regardless of age, when a guy is on a court with me, that’s how it goes.”It’s that unseen work that drives the respect Rondo has earned in the locker room. Caruso, a two-way contract player who has seen his stock rise in recent weeks, said both Rondo and James have helped grow his confidence and belief that he belongs in the NBA. Walton said Rondo makes time for one-on-one film sessions with younger players.Recently he’s worked with Ball – who beat him out for a starting spot earlier this season – on being a better finisher and attacking from different angles when defenders go under screens.“He really takes being a veteran mentor leader seriously,” Walton said, “which is huge for us with the amount of young players we have.”Teammates also respected his desire to stay with the group during his injuries. While he recovered from two different hand ailments, he was a fixture at practices and on the road trips he was medically cleared for. There were instances when he tried to play in practice, even though he was wearing a hand wrap. Coaches quietly had to pull him out of action.Even now, Rondo has been playing the last few games with stitches above his left eye: In New Orleans last weekend, he took an elbow, received sutures during the third quarter, and returned to finish with a season-high 24 points.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “That goes back to the competitive nature of who he is,” Caruso said. “When you’re out there with him, he’s competing until the wheels fall off.”The wheels aren’t off, but they have looked more rusty. Rondo is getting blocked at the rim more than he used to, which accounts for the falling shooting percentage, and while he’s improved his 3-point shooting (35.9 percent), it would be generous to call him a marksman. Turning 34 next season, his statistical curve suggests he’s in decline, as far as ever being a regular starter again for a competitive team.But that doesn’t mean he can’t have a role on one. Walton didn’t hesitate when asked if he would like to coach Rondo again: “Absolutely.” And Rondo has made it clear he wouldn’t mind a redo in L.A. next year after injuries helped foil the Lakers’ ambitions.But over the years, he’s found a certain even-keeled nature when it comes to worrying about the future.“I don’t know what next year holds,” he said. “We’ll see when we get there.”center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed LOS ANGELES — The haters haven’t tried the cookies. That might be one explanation.Rajon Rondo is known to occasionally bring a Tupperware container of chocolate chip cookies on road trips for teammates and staff. The outsiders might not see how his trash-talking in shooting competitions lifts spirits, or how his sometimes outrageous wardrobe choices – he wore a sweatshirt that read “(expletive) AWESOME” on Friday night after the game during media interviews – make the other Lakers crack up.There are a lot of things about the 33-year-old veteran guard that people don’t see, and there’s a massive gulf in opinion on Rondo between those who see him only on the court and those who see him behind closed doors.Let’s get it out of the way: The Lakers (36-44) haven’t had the season they envisioned, and in terms of production, it’s been a difficult year for Rondo. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe’s played in just 46 games, sidelined twice by hand injuries and once by suspension, and his shooting numbers inside the arc, have been some of his worst since his rookie season (42.8 percent). While many teammates and coaches talk about his defensive awareness, numbers suggest he’s a liability on that end: The team’s defensive rating improves from 112.8 when he’s on the floor to 105.3 when he’s off it, the largest jump on the roster.And yet within the locker room, he’s held in almost the same circle of regard as LeBron James. Luke Walton calls him “great to coach.” James calls him a “mastermind.” Young players and veterans alike have rapport with him. Even as fans have bemoaned Rondo’s performances on social media, he’s told ESPN that he’d like to come back next season, and other reports indicate that the Lakers might be interested.What accounts for this gap? It has a lot to do with the role the Lakers insisted he would play all year, as a mentor and teacher. He’s thrived behind the scenes and cultivated relationships that have helped bridge generational divides in the locker room.While the on-court performance has to be considered as the Lakers weigh bringing Rondo back at the end of his one-year, $9 million deal, the intangibles matter, too.“He’s been a bright spot as far as what we’re building and what we’re trying to do,” Walton said. “One of our top priorities with a lot of young guys was to continue to grow them as quickly as possible. And his leadership and the way his teammates look at him and toward him has been great.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more

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Whoever wins a championship in 2020 will deserve your enduring respect, not your asterisk*

first_imgWhen the Lakers won their first NBA title under Phil Jackson 20 years ago, it was a championship that sort of came from the bargain rack. There had been a labor issue, and that limited the NBA regular season to just 50 games. It was like that as well when the Los Angeles Kings claimed the 2014 Stanley Cup. They had plenty of energy to skate around with the trophy because they’d been required to play only 48 games. When we think of the Raiders’ Super Bowl victory following the 1982 season, we remember that team only had to play nine games before entering the playoffs.OK, I’ll admit it: Every word in that opening paragraph is a lie, even “and” and “the.” I made up all of that. A championship won in the 2020 season might deserve two banners.The first could say: We survived.And the second: We won the damn thing. There have been champions in shortened seasons, mostly because of labor disputes, but almost no one remembers who they are. In fact, it was Joe Gibbs and the Washington Redskins whose first of three Super Bowls followed an abbreviated 1982 schedule. The San Antonio Spurs won in 1999 in a lockout-shortened season, and that also was true of the 2013 Stanley Cup claimed by the Chicago Blackhawks.MORE: What we know about COVID-19 and college football for the upcoming seasonIt seems doubtful anyone will forget the year 2020 for the rest of their lives. When it comes to the championships that will be won during this pandemic, though, it is profoundly inaccurate to suggest each of those titles will come with asterisk attached.Instead, they’ll deserve an exclamation point.We do not know who will claim the NBA championship this autumn, nor the Stanley Cup or World Series. We are certain whichever teams arrive at that point will have survived circumstances that go well beyond the challenges presented by a typical season.Baseball players are only now returning to their various teams, 110 days after spring training was shut down March 12. How long is that in baseball terms? In between the close of the 2019 World Series and the first day pitchers and catchers reported to 2020 spring training, only 103 days passed. They will play 60 games, every one of which will be elevated in terms of consequence because of the truncated schedule.Hockey players will have to deal with expanded Stanley Cup playoffs. To finally achieve a Stanley Cup behind individual superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Edmonton Oilers will have to advance through five rounds, including a harrowing best-of-five play-in round against the Blackhawks.The NBA still intends to finish its regular season, more or less, with 22 teams playing eight “seeding” games to establish playoff positions and then possibly some “play-in games” if the teams in eighth and ninth place in each conference remain tightly bunched.MORE: Key dates, schedule for the NBA restartAll of this will have to be accomplished with teams returning to training having experienced breaks that are without precedent in each sport. Access to ice or basketball courts was limited for nearly all players and, for a while, nearly was non-existent.Any yet there are those looking to assign less significance to the results that will be achieved this year. Drew Gooden, a 14-year pro who was an All-American at Kansas, emphatically said on the Wizards talk podcast that any NBA title won this year deserves an “asterisk, asterisk, asterisk, asterisk.” He repeated it four times to make his point clear.And then he used slang to underscore it even more: “I think this is the most jenkiest hoops season ever.” According to the Urban Dictionary, “jenky” is a term meaning “of low quality.”For the players who’ve waited months to learn if they even will play again, who confronted the decision of whether to enter the competition — either in a bubble or a hub city or simply in an empty ballpark — and accepted at least some risk of contracting the coronavirus by agreeing to play, it’s hard to imagine many feeling what they’re attempting to achieve is somehow less grand.MORE: Everything to know about the return of MLB“I think whoever wins should have an asterisk next to it. But only for being one of the toughest championships ever won,” Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers told Turner Sports’ Taylor Rooks. “You’re asking guys to take 3-4 months off, then come back and find chemistry, etc., then playing during a pandemic while guys are fighting for Black Lives Matter. Crazy times, and a lot of worry.“And during these times, guys are leaving their families and going to live in a locked-down bubble. So for all these reasons and more, I think it will be one of the tougher championships ever won.”last_img read more

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Hopkins to be inducted into Lindenwood Hall of Fame

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsNelson’s Matt Hopkins left his mark on the golfing scene while attending Lindenwood University in Missouri on scholarship.And now the L.V. Rogers grad is being honoured for his contributions as a member of the 2010 Lindenwood University Hall of Fame Class.Hopkins joins Dawn Cameron (softball), Jennifer Dykes and Debbie Johnson (women’s soccer), Jason Micek (men’s golf), Daniel Odom (men’s basketball), Michelle Patrico (softball) and Katie Pizzardi (women’s basketball) at the induction ceremonies later this week. Also included in the 2010 class are Fern Bittner (former Director of Horsemanship), Dr. Harlen C. Hunter (meritorious service), the 1977-78 men’s basketball team, the 1999-2000 women’s basketball team and the 2004 men’s soccer team.Hopkins, 28, was a four-time all-conference and all-region men’s golfer for Lindenwood from 2002-05. He helped the team win four Conference Championships and participated in four national tournaments.Hopkins had 24 top-ten finishes and won three tournaments during his career. As a freshman, he was the regional individual champion and led Lindenwood to a regional championship. The next year, Hopkins helped the team repeat as regional champions. In 2005, the son of Sheila Hopkins of Nelson and Matt Hopkins of Victoria finished in the top 15 at the national tournament and was named to the All-American team. He set a course record that year with a six-under-par 66 at the national championships.After graduating Hopkins toiled on the Canadian Professional Golf tour during 2007. He made one of 10 cuts, experiencing his best finish a 48th at the Jane Rogers Championship.Hopkins, a former Granite Pointe at Nelson member, now lives in Vancouver.The 2010 induction ceremony will take place during Lindenwood’s Homecoming on Oct. 15-16. The Lindenwood Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 2007 to honor the people who have helped make the school’s athletics department one of the most successful programs in the nation. [email protected]last_img read more

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HARD HITTING LEXIE LOU & SAM’S SISTER HEAD GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ON SATURDAY; ‘SAM’ TRIES TWO TURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME, WHILE ‘LEXIE’ MAKES FIRST START ON NATURAL DIRT

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2015)–Trainer Mark Casse’s highly accomplished Lexie Lou and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sam’s Sister, an upset winner of the seven furlong La Brea Stakes, head a field of eight 4-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Cañada Stakes at Santa Anita.Second to Horse of the Year hopeful California Chrome in the Grade I Hollywood Derby on Nov. 29 at Del Mar, Lexie Lou gets back with her sorority sisters on Saturday but will be trying natural dirt for the first time in the La Cañada. A winner of four of eight starts last year, including Woobine’s Queen’s Plate versus Canadian-bred males and the Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita, Lexie Lou has clearly stamped herself as an indefatigable competitor under varied conditions and thus looms the horse to beat.Owned by Gary Barber, Lexie Lou, an Ontario-Canadian-bred daughter of Sligo Bay, has won sprinting and routing and has an overall mark of 16-7-3-2, with earnings of $1,429,714.Off at 12-1 in the Grade I La Brea on Dec. 26, Sam’s Sister will be a much shorter price on Saturday, although the La Cañada will be her first try at two turns. Owned by Mark Dedomenico, LLC, George Todaro and Hollendorfer, Sam’s Sister has four wins from five starts and provided her sire, 2006 Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek, with his first Grade I winner in the opening day La Brea.Sam’s Sister is one of three Hollendorfer-trained fillies signed-on to run Saturday and will be ridden again by regular pilot Elvis Trujillo. Bred in Kentucky, she is out of the Include mare Kittery Point and has earnings of $307,450.Trainer Bob Baffert’s Jojo Warrior, who was well beaten at 7-2 in the La Brea, will attempt to rebound on the stretch-out. A Kentucky-bred filly by Pioneerof the Nile, she was a winner of the Grade II Summertime Oaks and was a close third in the Grade I Cotillion Stakes, both run at a mile and a sixteenth, last year. Bred by Zayat Stables, LLC and owned by Zayat and Winstar Farm, LLC, Jojo Warrior is 8-3-1-2 overall with earnings of $372,231.The complete field for the 41st running of the La Cañada, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Fleet of Gold, Alex Solis, 118; Sam’s Sister, Elvis Trujillo, 118; Lexie Lou, Corey Nakatani, 118; Thegirlinthatsong, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Jojo Warrior, Martin Garcia, 120; Une Cherise, Joe Talamo, 118; Ramona’s Wildcat, Kent Desormeaux, 118 and Colonel Joan, Gary Stevens, 118.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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The Western Lake Erie impaired waters saga continues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio EPA has released its draft water quality report for 2018 and the report proposes to list the open waters of the Western Basin of Lake Erie as “impaired.” The road to this listing has been long and complicated.The controversy began in the fall of 2016, when Michigan and Ohio submitted their respective impaired waters lists to the U.S. EPA. Every two years, a regulation promulgated under the Clean Water Act requires states to turn in a list of their impaired waters. Michigan listed the waters of Lake Erie under its jurisdiction as impaired, while Ohio did not list the open waters in the Western Basin of Lake Erie as impaired. The waters described by Michigan as impaired and those not listed by Ohio are basically one in the same, hence the problem. The U.S. EPA approved Michigan’s list in early 2017, but made no decisions about Ohio’s list.As a result of the discrepancy over Lake Erie, environmental and other groups sued the U.S. EPA to make a decision about Ohio’s impaired waters list. On May 18, 2017, the U.S. EPA approved Ohio’s list. However, on Jan. 12, 2018, the U.S. EPA withdrew its earlier approval and asked Ohio to compile additional data for a new evaluation of the status of the Western Basin of Lake Erie.With all of this back and forth and litigation, it is now long past the due date for the 2016 impaired waters list. As a result, the draft water quality report submitted by the Ohio EPA on March 22 contains the 2018 list. Ohio EPA’s 2018 draft water quality reportIn its draft water quality report, the Ohio EPA outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and lists “impaired waters” that are not meeting federal or state water quality goals and waters that have improved to meet water quality standards. For the first time, the EPA includes the open waters in the Western Basin of Lake Erie on its impaired list. The impaired designation is for recreational uses “due to harmful algae” and for drinking water “due to occurrences of microcystin.” (Microcystin are harmful toxins created by blue-green algae. More information about these toxins is here.) Other new areas listed as impaired for drinking water due to harmful algae are Sims Run, parts of the Maumee River, the headwaters to Grand River and the headwaters of Cowan Creek in the Little Miami River watershed. Next steps and public commentsWhile an impaired listing may not create immediate change in the Western Basin, it will require Ohio to create total maximum daily loads, which are the amounts of different pollutants allowed to be discharged each day in the open waters. This could eventually mean increased regulation of certain pollutants in the area, which may include agricultural nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen. Only time will tell.The EPA is accepting written comments on its proposed list of impaired waters. Submit comments by May 4, 2018, to [email protected], or to Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049, attn: 303(d) comments. Following public review and comments, the agency will submit a final report to the U.S. EPA. The agency published a news release on the draft water quality report and is hosting an upcoming webinar on the report on April 25, 2018.Read the EPA’s draft water quality report here.last_img read more

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SaaS: Salesforce Circle of Success

first_imgIn an effort to expand outside the CRM space, Salesforce.com is beginning to push vertical applications.  In February, just a few weeks after introducing a generic platform for on-demand solutions called Apex, Salesforce announced plans for the Salesforce Wealth Management Edition.The Wealth Management Edition (WME) vertical is the first of a group of vertical applications that Salesforce is planning which target the financial services industry.  It is expected to be available in 2007 Q3.  Other planned vertical applications include the Salesforce Banking Edition, Salesforce Capital Markets Edition, Salesforce Insurance Edition, and Salesforce Mortgage Edition.  Release dates for these other verticals haven’t yet been announced.WME is going after Bloomberg’s terminals that provide feeds of financial data and news to Wall Street traders.  WME combines Salesforce’s strong card of CRM with Bloomberg-like financial services.  Salesforce combines news feeds from Dow Jones and financial feeds from Thomson Financial.  Merrill Lynch has already signed up with a 25,000 seat subscription.This wave of new verticals built on the Salesforce infrastructure base are part of a strategycalled the Circle of Success that is being championed by Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com’s chairman and CEO.  The strategy includes the following five points:– Create high user adoption rates by introducing powerful and easy-to-use on-demand applications– Provide the IdeaExchange to create an involved community of users– Provide an easily customizable environment for deployment, the Apex Platform– Create an active developer community with the Apex Developer Network– Provide a marketplace for partner applications, the AppExchangeBenioff views their strategy as fuel for the next generation of Salesforce.com, something that he’s calling Salesforce 2.0.  He sees Salesforce focused on two businesses — CRM and the Apex platform.  Through AppExchange and AppStore, Salesforce hopes to bring in a new revenue stream to supplement their CRM activities.But some critics challenge Salesforce’s strategy of creating their own verticals.  That puts them into direct competition with partners that they are counting on to develop apps for their AppExchange program.  Benioff admits that there will be some amount of competition but he thinks that the Apex platform still provides a compelling base for their partners to use for development.  Benioff says that from that base, partners “can become the next Salesforce.com”.THINKstrategies has called Salesforce’s strategy as targeting the “Long Tail”.  If they can get partner vendors to stock the AppExchange with many apps, even apps that target very specialized niches, many small numbers will add up to an overall success for Salesforce.last_img read more

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Football: Anthony Martial backed to succeed by Ander Herrera

first_imgAdvertisementManchester United team-mate Ander Herrera believes that Anthony Martial can be “one of the best players in the world”.Martial had a below average second season under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford – scoring 9 goals in 18 matches – leading to him being left out of France’s World Cup-winning squad and linked with a move away.Despite Martial’s agent telling French media earlier this month that he wants to leave United, it seems that the club is not willing to sell him and has stressed that he is a part of their plans for the new season.Herrera has been impressed by Martial’s start to pre-season and has backed him to rediscover his form this season.“He’s very talented,” the Spanish midfielder stated. “He can be one of the best players in the world and I think he is very focused this season to smash it.Ander Herrera thinks that Martial is very focused this season.“When you have players like Anthony, like Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, those kind of players that can change the game.”“If one of them cannot play, we have three or four more so we have lots of options. I think we shouldn’t think that any other club in the Premier League has better players because at least we have as good as the opponents.“Now it’s all about work, confidence, about keep playing like he did today. I am confident with them because they are all amazing players and Anthony looks very sharp.”Read also: Football : Klopp defends Liverpool’s spending spree.Football : Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United, says agent. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Photos: Evander Holyfield And His Son, A 4-Star RB, Attended Notre Dame’s Junior Day

first_imgNotre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame held its first Junior Day of 2015 on Saturday. Dozens of the top recruits in the 2016 class made their way to South Bend, Ind., to check out the Fighting Irish’s facilities and meet with coaches. One recruit who made the trip has a pretty famous father, whom he brought with him. Elijah Holyfield, a four-star running back out of Atlanta, is the son of former five-time heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield. Elijah and Evander were both at Notre Dame this afternoon. Great day at Notre Dame #FightingIrish ! pic.twitter.com/fjYKAQtlSx— Elijah Holyfield (@EH_taught_me) March 21, 2015That’s pretty cool. Elijah Holyfield, ranked the No. 11 RB in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, is reportedly considering Auburn, Notre Dame, Florida and Tennessee, among other programs.last_img read more

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