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El Consejo propone un anteproyecto presupuestario de $137,7 millones para…

By on June 20, 2021

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Executive Council January 2018, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 La Rda Mally Lloyd, a la derecha, miembro del comité que conduce la labor presupuestaria del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión del Consejo Ejecutivo, presenta ante el Consejo el anteproyecto del presupuesto 2019-2021, junto con Tess Judge, presidente del FMM. Foto de Shannon Ferguson Kelly[Episcopal News Service] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobó el 24 de enero un anteproyecto presupuestario de $133,7 millones para el trienio 2019-2021 que está basado en la obligación de las diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal de contribuir anualmente con el 15 por ciento de sus ingresos operativos.El presupuesto, que está esencialmente balanceado, con un pequeño superávit de sólo $2.654 dista de ser final y debe ser aprobado por la Convención General cuando ésta se reúna en Austin, Texas, del 5 al 13 de julio. No hay duda de que sufrirá algunos cambios desde ahora hasta entonces.El presupuesto se basa en el previsto ingreso de $133,7 millones para pagar por una cantidad semejante de gastos. El presupuesto trienal aumentó en aproximadamente $8,7 millones del que aprobó la Convención General de 2015 para el trienio actual 2016-2018.El anteproyecto del presupuesto aumenta el dinero asignado a la evangelización por encima de lo que se incluía en la iteración más reciente, porque, en palabras de la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el Consejo oyó un “toque de clarín”de la Iglesia a hacerlo así. La evangelización es una de las tres prioridades que la Convención General le fijó a la Iglesia en su última reunión en 2015. La versión final del anteproyecto presupuestario del Consejo también incluye aumentos en las otras dos prioridades de justicia y reconciliación raciales y cuidado de la creación.El Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión [del Consejo], que elaboró el presupuesto “se centró en mirar cada partida de este presupuesto porque no es sólo importante que hablemos del Movimiento de Jesús, sino que caminemos el Movimiento de Jesús”, dijo su presidente Tess Judge.El obispo primado Michael Curry le agradece a los miembros del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión su “labor ardua y fiel y el haber escuchado atentamente” durante la preparación del anteproyecto presupuestario del Consejo para 2019-2021. Foto de Shannon Ferguson Kelly.El obispo primado Michael Curry dijo durante una conferencia de prensa al término de la reunión que el proceso del presupuesto “refleja a una comunidad que se congrega, hace la ardua labor mientras procura mantener a Cristo en el centro”. El FFM escuchó “profunda y seriamente” al resto del Consejo, a las más de 200 personas que respondieron a una encuesta sobre el presupuesto y al personal denominacional, afirmó él.Al final, agregó, la labor incluyó encontrar medios “para financiar la obra en la dirección que creemos y oramos que la Iglesia está y debe estar yendo”. Curry dijo que el presupuesto refleja “una Iglesia que avanza” hacia la visión del Movimiento de Jesús que él y la Convención General comenzaron a formular en 2015.“Es una visión holística de la Iglesia siendo la Iglesia, proclamando las buenas nuevas de Jesús, dando testimonio de él de una forma nueva pero persistiendo en las formas antiguas”, apuntó. “Es la Iglesia siendo la Iglesia de Jesucristo en el mundo actual. Y, ese es el Movimiento de Jesús”.Jennings dijo durante la conferencia de prensa que la labor del presupuesto era un esfuerzo para reflejar “quienes creemos que somos como Iglesia y a quienes creemos que Dios nos llama a ser la Iglesia”.La Rda. Susan Brown Snook, miembro del Consejo que preside su Comité Permanente Conjunto de Ministerio y Misión Locales, que supervisa la labor de evangelización de la Iglesia, le agradeció a los miembros del FMM por escuchar a los miembros del Consejo y a otros en la Iglesia y ajustar la financiación a la evangelización.Los presupuestos trienales de la Iglesia episcopal se financian fundamentalmente a partir de promesas de las 109 diócesis y las tres áreas regionales. La contribución anual en el presupuesto de tres años se basa en el ingreso de una diócesis dos años antes. En el presupuesto actual, las diócesis pueden eximir los primeros $150.000 de ingresos. El anteproyecto presupuestario del Consejo redujo esa exención a $140.000. La exención fue de $120.000 en el trienio 2012-2015.Por toda una variedad de razones, no todas las diócesis pagan la totalidad de su solicitud. Los compromisos diocesanos para 2016 y 2017 se encuentran aquí.En la reunión de 2015 de la Convención General, los obispos y diputados cambiaron el sistema voluntario de solicitud presupuestaria diocesana en una evaluación obligatoria, a partir del ciclo presupuestario 2018-2021. Las diócesis pueden solicitar dispensas totales o parciales. Sin una dispensa, una diócesis que no pague la evaluación completa no podrá obtener subvenciones o préstamos de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (el nombre el nombre legal y canónico con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión).El anteproyecto del Consejo dice que el presupuesto contaría con $89,5 millones en ingresos diocesanos si todas las diócesis de la Iglesia pagaran completamente sus cuotas obligatorias. Sin embargo, el FFM espera que hasta 20 diócesis obtengan dispensas totales o parciales de esos pagos conforme al sistema que  entrará en vigor  en el trienio 2019-2021, hasta un total de $5,9 millones, según la Rda. Mally Lloyd, miembro del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión, del Consejo, que dirige su labor presupuestaria. Por consiguiente, es probable que la contribución diocesana total se nivele en $83,6 millones.El Comité de Revisión Valorativa del Consejo ha comenzado a conversar con las diócesis que actualmente no pagan el monto total de la evaluación o que esperan pedir una dispensa parcial o total en 2019.Lloyd le dijo al Consejo que el FFM redujo el monto de dispensas que esperaba en $1,3 millones de la versión del presupuesto con que comenzó a trabajar a principios de la reunión del 22 al 24 de enero actual. El FFM decidió reservar menos que el monto total contabilizado en las dispensas esperadas “de manera que tenemos un ímpetu para empujar a las diócesis a avanzar” no partiendo del supuesto de que todas las dispensas se concederán en las cantidades solicitadas, dijo ella.Otras de las fuentes importantes de los ingresos que se esperan incluyen $31,7 millones de un 5 por ciento de los intereses ganados por las inversiones de la Iglesia y $10,2 millones en ingresos provenientes de alquileres en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia en Manhattan. Una prevista solicitud anual de contribuciones de los episcopales al presupuesto denominacional se espera que recaude $1millón a lo largo de los tres años del presupuesto.El FFM aplicó el ingreso adicional que encontró en los renglones de gastos del presupuesto. Entre las mayores adiciones a su versión anterior del anteproyecto presupuestario es la de $1,86 millones a las partidas  para evangelización, incluido el dinero para un nuevo cargo en el personal. El comité también eliminó una solicitud anterior de que los miembros del personal que trabajan en la evangelización redujeran $400.000 de su presupuesto 2019-2021.También se asignó dinero para  nuevo miembro del personal tanto para el trabajo de justicia y reconciliación raciales de la Iglesia como para el del cuidado de la creación.El presupuesto también incluye dinero para pagar un salario de jornada completa y beneficios al presidente de la Cámara de Diputados. Ese cargo, que se ocupa por elección en cada reunión de la Convención, nunca ha tenido remuneración. El Presidente tiene un presupuesto de viaje y un asistente asalariado.El Rdo. Michael Barlowe, secretario general de la Convención, dijo durante una conferencia de prensa posterior a la reunión, que la función del presidente de la Cámara de Diputados había evolucionado en las últimas décadas junto con la función del Obispo Primado. El tema de remunerar a ese funcionario se ha estado discutiendo durante décadas, añadió él, y el Equipo de Trabajo para el Estudio del Liderazgo de la Iglesia  y la Compensación ha llegado a la conclusión de que ser presidente de la Cámara de Diputados es ahora un empleo de jornada completa. Los partidarios del cambio dicen que hacer del cargo un puesto remunerado ampliará el número de personas capaz de aspirar a él.Nuevas medidas en el proceso presupuestarioSegún las reglas conjuntas de la Convención General (II.10.c.ii en la pág. 227 aquí), el Consejo debe darle su anteproyecto presupuestario al Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas  (PB&F) de la Convención General no menos de cuatro meses antes del inicio de la Convención General (esencialmente en febrero del año de la convención). El PB&F se reunirá del 5 al 7 de febrero para comenzar a trabajar en el anteproyecto del presupuesto.El PB&F utiliza el anteproyecto presupuestario y cualquier legislación aprobada o sujeta a la consideración de la Convención General para crear una propuesta presupuestaria final. Los comités legislativos de la Convención y el PB&F comenzarán a reunirse en Austin, Texas, el 3 de julio de 2018, antes de la reunión de la Convención que sesionará del 5 al 13 en la ciudad capital de Texas. Habrá al menos una audiencia abierta, programada actualmente para la noche del 5 de julio.El presupuesto del PB&F debe presentarse a una sesión conjunta de las cámaras de Obispos y de Diputados a más tardar el tercer día antes de la fecha fijada para el fin de la Convención. Según el calendario provisional de la Convención, esa presentación está programada para que tenga lugar el 11 de julio a las 10:30 P.M. (hora local).Las dos cámara debatirán y votarán luego el presupuesto por separado. Ambas cámaras deben aprobar la misma versión del presupuesto, el cual entra en vigor a principios de 2019.El Consejo Ejecutivo elabora presupuestos anuales a partir del plan de gastos que la Convención General aprueba como presupuesto trienal. Usualmente, el Consejo ajusta cada uno de los tres presupuestos anuales basándose en los cambios de ingresos y gastos.Resúmenes de todas las resoluciones que el Consejo aprobó en esta reunión se encuentran aquí.Algunos miembros del Consejo enviaron mensajes de Twitter a través de la etiqueta #ExCoun.La reunión del 22 al 24 de enero tuvo lugar en el Centro de Conferencias del Instituto Marítimo en los suburbios de Baltimore, Maryland.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio]. Además, el vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el Secretario, el Director de Operaciones, el Tesorero y Director de Finanzas tienen asiento y voz, pero no voto.— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es jefa de redacción interina de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Executive Council, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Program Budget & Finance Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 24, 2018 Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ General Convention 2018, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID El Consejo propone un anteproyecto presupuestario de $137,7 millones para los próximos tres años El presupuesto de la Iglesia para 2019-2021 espera ser aprobado por la Convención General Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

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Martha Maksym named named executive director of United Way

By on January 1, 2021

first_imgDon Rendall of Green Mountain Power Corporation and the President of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Chittenden County announced today that Martha Maksym of Grand Isle has been named the new Executive Director to succeed Gretchen Morse who announced her retirement effective June 30th.  A wide range of applicants was considered by a search committee of the Board during a process that took several months. Rendall said, ‘We reviewed over sixty applications and interviewed a pool of candidates that were impressive and capable.  Martha has the ideal combination of skills, experience and commitment to the health and well being of the people of Chittenden County.  We are thrilled with the choice and feel confident that her proven success at convening multiple stakeholders to solve community problems, along with her over twenty years of health and human service nonprofit management and administration experience, makes her the ideal person to assume United Way’s top leadership position.’ A graduate of the University of Vermont with a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Maksym has held a number of senior management positions at United Way over the last 17 years and is currently the Director of Community Investments.  In that position she provides direction and management of the organization’s volunteer funds distribution process and community investment strategies that align with United Way’s impact focus on education, income and health.  She also serves as Diversity Officer for United Way, overseeing the implementation of a Diversity Strategic Plan.  Maksym currently chairs the Board of Leadership Champlain and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the Leadership Champlain Program and the Vermont Leadership Institute of the Snelling Center for Government. She is also a member of the Boards of both the Vermont Health Foundation and Hunger Free Vermont.When she accepted the position, Maksym said, ‘I am deeply honored to have been chosen to serve our community in this capacity. We all are well served by a committed network of human services providers. The relationship between United Way and our community partners is long standing and strong, and I look forward to continuing our work together to improve lives in Chittenden County.’ Maksym will assume her new position on July 1.last_img read more

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Brand South Africa welcomes the newly appointed Board of Trustees

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgBrand South Africa welcomes the newly appointed Board of Trustees for the organisation as appointed by His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa. In terms of the Trust Deed, the Board is appointed for a period of three years, effective from 13 November 2019.These appointments come after a call for nominations for members to serve on the Board as advertised in August 2019.Brand South Africa is a Schedule 3A public entity and a Trust established in terms of the Trust Property Control Act, No. 57 of 1988 to develop and implement proactive and coordinated marketing, communication and reputation management strategies for South Africa.On Monday 18 November, Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu and Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Ms Thembi Siweya welcomed the Trustees. Today the Board of Trustees met with employees and engaged with Brand South Afrifca’s Executive Management Team.“We are truly honoured to have such a diverse and well-versed Board who will bring the required expertise to Brand South Africa, and we look forward to working collaboratively with them. This journey is one that will ensure that the mandate set out for Brand South Africa is fulfilled, in line with President Ramaphosa’s vision of rebuilding South Africa for a prosperous future. This includes reviving the image and identity of South Africa to position the Nation Brand as not only the destination of choice for investment, but also as a global competitor”, said Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ms Thulisile Manzini.The newly appointed Trustees were selected for their business acumen and expertise in the areas of marketing, communications, tourism, investment promotion, research development, law, risk management, finance, corporate governance, leadership, community development, business management, academics and reputation management.The newly appointed Trustees are:Ms Thandi Tobias – Chairperson of the BoardDr Keabetswe Modimoeng – Deputy ChairpersonMs Loretta Jacobus;Professor Ylva Rodny-Gumede;Ms Rachel Kalidass;Mr Mlungisi Johnson;Mr Bushang Modipane;Mr Johannes Sebulela;Ms Tebogo Mamorobela;Ms Sisanda Bukeka Nkoala;Mr Andrew Madella.Three Board Trustees will be returning for another term.Ms Muditambi Ravele;Dr Stavros Nicolaou;Mr Geoff Rothschild“I am humbled to have been called forward to take up this mammoth task to serve our country towards its aspired glory that showcases our global competitiveness. We also would like the nation to stand behind this brand called South Africa and support the narrative of a country that inspires new ways. This Board brings with it diverse expertise that will certainly cultivate the organisations’ strategic positioning, whilst ensuring we also contribute to the national key priorities for our country”, said Ms Thandi Tobias – Chairperson of the Board.Ms Tobias matriculated at Phiritona Secondary school and obtained an advanced diploma in Economic Policy from the University of the Western Cape. She also attained a Certificate in Economics and Public Finance from UNISA, as well as a Certificate in Leadership Communication from Rhodes University. Her career spans from being a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, responsible for international trade, and Deputy Director Youth Development (Department of Tourism Economic and Environmental Affairs) DTEEA and various Portfolio Committees to mention but a few.Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng – the Deputy Chairperson, holds an MBA and PhD (Management Sciences) degrees. He is also a Harvard University Senior Executive Fellow and completed an Executive Development Programme from Wharton University and an Africa Director Programme at Stellenbosch University. He holds a National Diploma in Public Relations Management from the Tshwane University of Technology and a Certificate in Applied Project Management from Milpark Business School.Notes to the EditorAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.For enquiries or interview requests contact Ntombi Ntanzi [email protected] or 064 890 6819last_img read more

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2019 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour summary

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Since last fall, incessant wet weather plagued every sector of Ohio agriculture and made the planting season among the most difficult ever. Ohio’s staggering 1,485,919 acres of prevented planting ground sounds bad, but looked even worse when passing by on the 2019 I-75/I-71 Crop Tour sponsored by AgroLiquid. The many empty fields in the state served as a stark and sobering reminder of the challenging spring throughout Ohio, and especially in the northwest where no farm on the tour planted all of their intended corn acres. Sadly, in many cases, the fields that were planted were not much better off. Much of the corn in northern Ohio was a solid month behind developmentally, making yield estimates very difficult and not much more than educated guesses. Many planting dates north of I-70 were in June, which leaves a long road ahead for the corn crop that had not even finished pollinating. With this in mind, all we could do for many of the fields was estimate the potential for the crop with ideal conditions including regular rainfall and a late frost. If conditions are ideal moving forward, there is very clear potential for solid corn and soybean yields. That yield potential, though, will quickly erode with dry weather and an early frost would be truly devastating to yields. Now, there were some exceptions where crops were planted earlier and more concrete estimations could be calculated. There are some good crops out there, there are many fields of potentially good crops out there and there are some just plain bad situations. The Richland County stop featured a solid 223-bushel yield estimate. Defiance County, though, had no ears to count at all in a very late — and typical for the area — corn field planted for silage.For corn, the average yield for the East was 175 bushels per acre, the average for the West was 167 bushels per acre and the overall average was 171 bushels. After some discussion, we felt like the 171-bushel number was reasonable statewide if all things are ideal from here on out for this crop. But, less daylight moving forward with so far to go for this crop could lead to quality and test weight issues. We feel a more reasonable expectation for this crop with less than ideal conditions moving forward is around 148 bushels, based on the significant potential for yield loss moving forward.It is much the same with soybeans. There is 40- to 50-bushel potential and higher in many fields. But, on the western leg, it was pointed out that double-crop soybeans in Preble County were planted earlier than many of the first crop soybean fields to the northwest. There is a definite cap on that potential as a result, and if conditions are less than perfect, yield potential will likely drop off pretty quickly.  I-75 Day 1 Recap VideoI-75 Day 2 Recap VideoI-71 Day 1 Recap VideoI-71 Day2 Recap Video I-75 Team Included:Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomistAndrew Armstrong, Clark County farmerAllen Armstong, Clark County farmerErick Reese, Hancock County farmerDusty Sonnenberg, Henry County farmer, CCA, Ohio Field LeaderMatt Reese, Ohio’s Country JournalI-71 Team Included:Sam Custer, Ohio State University ExtensionBill McDonald, Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomistBrett Barton, Holmes County farmerBart Johnson, Ohio’s Country Journal, Delaware County farmerJoel Penhorwood, Ohio Ag Netlast_img read more

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What Apple’s 5-Million-iPhone Weekend Really Means

By on December 15, 2019

first_imgApple sold 5 million iPhone 5s in its first weekend – a company record. But some people expected more, and now have to explain why Apple didn’t top their predictions. In reality, this isn’t that big a deal. The rest of the year matters a lot more. Compared to last year’s iPhone 4S launch, when Apple sold 4 million phones, 25% growth may seem disappointing. This is Apple, after all, and Wall Street is used to seeing the company blow past expectations, not come up short. (The iPhone 4S launch, if you recall, was more than twice as big as the iPhone 4 launch.) This number isn’t 10 million or even 8 million or 6 million, so some are saying that it’s “WORSE THAN EXPECTED” or “very disappointing”.So, yes, 5 million sales is below some estimates. But that really doesn’t mean much in the long run. Why not?First, for the real story, you need to think about supply and demand, and once again, demand surpassed supply. Apple stopped taking launch weekend pre-orders after only a short period of time, and many stores were sold out of various iPhone models throughout the weekend. We still don’t know how many iPhones Apple could have sold over the first weekend if it had unlimited supply, and we may never.Next, mobile is a complicated industry, where 2-year contracts often dictate purchase decisions. Apple sold almost twice as many phones over the past four quarters than it did the four quarters before that. Few of those people are already eligible to buy an iPhone 5 at a subsidized rate — it’ll be months before they can justify buying iPhone 5s. Anecdotally, I’ve also seen mentions that AT&T was being stingier about early upgrades this year than last year.Further, first-weekend sales just aren’t that important relative to an iPhone’s lifetime sales. For example, the 4 million iPhone 4Ss Apple sold on launch weekend last year represent just 3.5% of all iPhone shipments over the past four quarters. The 1.7 million iPhone 4s Apple sold opening weekend represented just 2.2% of the phones it would sell over five quarters before launching the iPhone 4S. It’s nice for Apple to sell 5 million iPhones in a weekend, but it’ll be more impressive if it can sell 200 million phones over the next year.Long story short: It’s a fun press release to see from Apple every year, but the iPhone 5’s real sales performance will be measured in months, quarters, and maybe even years, not weekends. It’s still crucial for Apple to sell a lot of them, but late-December sales will be a lot more important than mid-September sales.iPhone 5 line photo (cc) Blake Patterson via Flickr. Portions of this article were originally posted at SplatF. Tags:#Analysis#Apple#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img dan frommer Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Mizoram Women’s team all out for 9 runs in T20 league match

By on November 16, 2019

first_imgMizoram Women’s team had a complete shocker of a day against Madhya Pradesh in the ongoing senior Women T20 league in India as they were bowled over for nine runs at the Palmyra Cricket Ground on Thursday.The Mizoram team had nine players who were dismissed for ducks. Of a possible 40 overs, the match just lasted for 14.5 overs. Madhya Pradesh did not have to break a sweat chasing a target of 10 runs as half of the runs were gifted to them via wides.Tarang Jha of Madhya Pradesh had a day to remember as she picked up four wickets. More importantly, she bowled 23 dot deliveries in her four overs. It was due to her efforts Mizoram were reduced to two for five in five overs.Madhya Pradesh just needed six deliveries to chase the target of 10 runs.Earlier this year, it was China that recorded the lowest score in Women’s T20 when UAE bowled them out for just 14 runs.Also Read | Oman bowled out for 24 off 17.1 overs! Scotland win in just 3.2 overslast_img read more

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Missing British Columbia professor Ramazan Gencay found dead in Colombia

By on October 17, 2019

first_imgVANCOUVER — A British Columbia professor who went missing in Colombia earlier this month has been found dead.A statement sent to Simon Fraser University faculty and staff says Colombian police recovered the body of Ramazan (Ramo) Gencay outside of Medellin.University president Andrew Petter says the economics professor will be deeply missed and that his heart goes out to Gencay’s family, friends, students and colleagues.Gencay’s wife Carole Gencay says on Facebook that her husband suffered an untimely death in Colombia and a celebration of life is being planned.Global Affairs Canada says a Canadian citizen has died in Colombia and consular services are being provided to the person’s family.Petter’s statement to university employees says there are numerous support services available for students, faculty and staff.“I know how distressing this news is for the SFU community, and I wish to reassure everyone that we will continue to do everything we can to support Ramo’s family at this sad and difficult time,” he said. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Victims of the System

By on August 31, 2019

first_img“Umesh from UP was falsely accused of molestation by his neighbour aunty when in reality it was a property dispute. When the cops did not find any evidence or grounds against him, they did not probe further into the matter but then the woman went to some senior police officer and asked for action to be taken against him. Umesh felt so harassed, he committed suicide.” While the rest of us strive to achieve reforms and raising the status of women, we totally forget the ‘male’ gender. They are neglected, labelled and their problems are not taken into consideration, because how can men have problems? They have it easy, we assume. This gender antagonism has led a lot of people wrongly interpreting the cause of feminism. What’s more, male-bashing often leads to internet subcultures where critiques of feminism mix with hostility towards women. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDeepika Bhardwaj, a male activist, has sparked a change all across India with her TedxTalks and her documentary ‘Martyrs of Marriage.’ Her cause that started as a result of a familial problem has now led to a nation level awareness programme. Her documentary features men from parts of India and their voices are given a platform to open up. Approximately, 90,000 married men committed suicide in 2016 alone – this is not an ignorable number. ‘Section 498A of the IPC deals with a non-bailable offence which applies to a husband, or relative(s) of a husband, of a woman, who is/are subjecting her to cruelty.’ Made with the right intentions to protect women from being harassed, it is being majorly misused and has become a tool in a woman’s hand as she can easily frame her husband and his family to gain anything from them. Every man convicted in this case is treated the same way by the police. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIf a woman is found guilty of falsely accusing her husband and his family, she has to pay a penalty of Rs10000 or Rs100 and it’s bailable. Most cases would just be closed. In majority of these cases they’ll accept the case, question the woman, and ask the man to take the case to court. If the woman is found guilty, the judge can prosecute her and initiate proceedings against the woman which is a rare case. In rape cases, we are seeing some progress. “I know of a case where a woman from Ludhiana, met a Delhi man on Facebook, just one week before her husband committed suicide. Then two weeks after her husband’s burial, she and her online ‘friend’ went to Rajasthan after she came to visit him in Delhi. What happened after that was surprising. After coming back she filed a rape case against him, claiming he drugged her. Now the man is in jail, fighting for innocence with laws that already biased against him,” said the documentarian “What these laws essentially do is they hide what’s really happening in our society. And to put the cherry on the cake, there is dowry and harassment, which is usually seen as something that happens to women and not men. These are the clothes you just throw over the real big problem, to underplay it. The truth is, marriages are falling apart, extra-marital affairs are happening so easily, people have no patience,” added Deepika.When asked if she is a feminist, she exclaimed, saying she wasn’t because she thinks the modern interpretation of the word just puts her off. She believes the women who graduate from prestigious colleges, celebrities, the ‘feminists,’ who call the shots are super bigoted and they send the wrong message to the others.”People call me a male activist but I am just a film maker, I just show the truth and make movies, I am just a story teller and know the right from wrong. If you look at me just as a human being, I am just trying to do something that I saw and thought was right,” said Deepika.On being asked about receiving any political support, she said, “All politicians are the same when it comes to these issues; they all want to play it safe. This is not anybody’s concern because it’s not on anybody’s agenda. It’s the backlash that they are afraid of. People are very skeptical when they are powerful because they don’t want to lose their position.”She did not start with a plan but now she has a lot of plans which however, don’t come with a deadline but after the screenings of her documentary, Deepika is going to work on more projects to spread the word on male harassement. Several issues in this space need to gain attention and be changed. The day she can stop even one person from being framed in a false 498 A case, she’d have done it all and can finally rest.last_img read more

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