This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT. Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Rachel Dorman, MS & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTThe repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has legalized openly homosexual men and women to serve in the military. This repeal not only allows for same-sex partners to claim joints benefits, but it also frees gay and lesbian service members to talk with clinicians and mental health professionals about their sexual orientation without the fear of being reprimanded. Biblarz and Savci (2010) reviewed the growing research conducted to better understand dynamics of lesbian and gay male families. Below are some of the key findings these researchers reported:Trends in Families with Lesbian Couples:Lesbian couples often form an egalitarian relationship style where there are shared finances, decision making, housework, and parenting. Upon the arrival of children, the degree of warmth between the couple decreased and conflict decreased which mirrors findings in heterosexual couples. Similar to heterosexual couples, when lesbian couples had children the division of labor changed, in that one mother, usually the biological mother would fulfill more of the child care and child rearing role. Lesbian families may have children from a previous heterosexual relationship or by a lesbian couple who choose to co-mother. This is possible through means of adoption, foster care, and/or sperm donors. Trends Families with Gay Male Families:[Flickr, padres e hijos by Mike Slichenmyer, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015Like families of lesbian couples, families of same-sex male couples tend to have children that are from past heterosexual relationships or through planned gay parenting, where couples choose to either adopt, foster, have a surrogate mother, or co-parent. The researchers found that same-sex male couples with children often co-parent with a lesbian woman or couple. Other findings revealed that it can be more difficult for gay men to become parents due to prejudice and stereotypes of gay fatherhood, the high financial cost, and the legal barriers which vary from state to state. Like lesbian couples, gay male couples tend to equally divide household responsibilities, such as housework. Similarly to heterosexual and lesbian couples, upon having children it was common for one co-father to provide more childcare than the other father.Professionals working with military families can utilize this information to address not only the unique needs of gay and lesbian families but also create awareness about the similarities found among gay, lesbian, and heterosexual couples.References Biblarz, T., & Savci, E. (2010). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3).
The Academy Color Encoding System aims to be the filmmaking industry standard for managing color.Top image via ICG MagazineThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences strives to protect, archive, and advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures. The organization is mostly known for awarding the Oscars, but the seventeen branches and Board of Governors also work to standardize various processes and workflows for production, post-productions, and archiving.The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) was designed to be the industry standard for color. It covers the entire process of filmmaking — from image capture, editing, VFX, presentation, archiving, and future remastering.ACES brings a unifying workflow to an industry that has seen many secret sauces from the various facilities providing post services. It also provides an archive format that can be restored at any time in the future, with confidence that the original intent of the creators can be reproduced. — Dave ColeWhat is ACES?ACES (Academy Color Encoding Systems) is a series of guidelines and specifications for every type of color management, from image capture to post-production to distribution. ACES is a free and open color management system, meaning it is not tied to a specific platform or program. It’s designed to work with the technology of today, as well as future workflows. The ACES color space includes everything the human eye can see, meaning there are no restrictions or limitations of the color space.It is not a program or workflow or “look.” ACES was designed to help you with your workflow. ACES consists of encoding specifications, transform definitions and guidelines, metadata definitions, standard screen specifications, and the specifications for archive-ready image data and metadata.Take a look at this ACES IBC panel from 2015 for a great breakdown.Why was ACES created?As digital workflows have increasingly dominated all aspects of filmmaking, ACES was created to reign in all the various formats and codecs. A single production can use different types of digital cameras to capture images, each using their own media format. In post, the same film may be edited in different locations while VFX are created in other production houses. Finally, when a film is distributed — different deliverables are created for theaters, digital distribution, streaming, discs, and even mobile.In all, dozens of formats and color encoding schemes can be used — and often without any metadata. ACES 1.0 was created to solve integration issues, all while keeping a consistent and high-quality color management. Essentially, ACES established a common standard so motion pictures could be efficiently and predictably created and preserved.Robbie Carman has a great four-part breakdown of the ACES process over on Mixing Light. Outside of the ACES overview he presents, Carman also shows you how to setup ACES workflows in DaVinci Resolve, round tripping VFX in ACES, and touches on the various versions of ACES.Adopting ACESImage The Lego Movie via Animal LogicACES is becoming popular among large scale blockbuster films, especially those that tend to be CG/VFX heavy. The growing list of films using ACES standards include Chappie, The Lego Movie, Oblivion, The Legend of Tarzan, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.If you want to consider adopting ACES standards in your productions, you can dive into all the technical writings on ACES by visiting the ACES Documentation page. Additionally, you can find other support and resources at ACES Central, the dedicated hub and forum for all things related to ACES color encoding.An example of the type of content you will find on ACES Central is this in-depth case study from Glenn Gainor, the President of Physical Production at Screen Gems. He describes how ACES was integrated on set, in post, and in archiving. Also, Screen Gems editor Shelly Westerman talks about using ACES when editing The Wedding Ringer and About Last Night.Do you have any experience with ACES? Join the discussion below.
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav addressing the media in New Delhi on Monday after he was cleared by NADA of doping charges. – The Hindu Wrestler Narsingh Yadav addressing the media in New Delhi on Monday after he was cleared by NADA of doping charges. – The Hindu SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on Olympic dream fades for Narsingh; fails second dope test Narsingh, who had failed dope test twice, was cleared of charges by NADA on Monday. × A day after being cleared by the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA), wrestler Narsingh Yadav today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who asked him to focus on winning laurels for the country at the Rio Olympics without any tension.The Prime Minister, who met the wrestler at his office in Parliament House soon after the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, also assured the wrestler that no injustice will be done to him.“The Prime Minister gave his best wishes to me and asked me to be carefree and participate in Olympics without any tension. He asked me to focus on winning medals for the country. He also assured me that no injustice will be done to me,” Yadav said after the meeting.The wrestler, who had failed a dope test on June 25 and claimed that it was a conspiracy against him, said he wanted to leave behind the controversy and focus on his participation in the Olympics and winning a medal there. “I am thankful that the Prime Minister has met me and supported me. I am thankful to people for supporting me. I hope to live up to their expectations. I am also thankful for the support of the Wrestling Federation and the media for standing by me,” he said.Asked if he would like those behind the doping row be punished, he said an inquiry is on and hoped that justice will be done. “This should not happen to any player, otherwise they will stop taking interest in sports,” he said.Wrestling Federation of India President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, who is also a BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh accompanied Narsingh during his meeting with the Prime Minister.Brijbhushan said, “The Prime Minister asked Narsingh not to take any tension and play freely and focus on winning laurels for the country.”Yadav was yesterday exonerated of doping charges by the NADA , which concluded that he was a victim of sabotage, paving the way for the wrestler’s participation in the Rio Olympics.After more than a week of drama which began with Narsingh testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid methandienone in tests conducted on June 25, NADA DG Naveen Agarwal put an end to the suspense on the wrestler’s fate by exonerating him. Freestyle wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails dope test COMMENT OLYMPICSNarsingh Yadav cleared of doping charges sport SHARE RELATED August 02, 2016 COMMENTS
Paris: The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday as the trio booked their places at next summer’s finals.Austria also made it through to the multi-host tournament, which kicks off in Rome on June 12, with 16 sides now ensured of a spot at the 24-team event and only four places remaining from the main qualifying route. They join other big names such like world champions France, Spain, Italy and England, with European champions Portugal one win away from qualification.Ronald Koeman’s resurgent Dutch needed a point to qualify for their first major tournament since coming third at the 2014 World Cup and got what they needed in a scrappy goalless draw with Northern Ireland in Belfast.”It means a lot for us as players. Hopefully it means so much to the Dutch people,” Liverpool defender Van Dijk said.However they were far from the flamboyant outfit that has so often thrilled in Group C, and survived a huge scare when Steven Davis smashed a first-half penalty high over the bar.The Dutch dominated possession and stopped the hosts from having a single shot on target but failed to create much themselves.Davis’ spot-kick blunder left Michael O’Neill’s side third and hoping for a way into the tournament via the playoffs.GERMANY JOIN THE DUTCHThe draw allowed fierce rivals Germany to move top in the group as Toni Kroos hit a brace in a simple 4-0 win over Belarus in Moenchengladbach which saw them qualify for the Euros for the 13th time in a row.A deft back-heeled goal from defender Matthias Ginter just before the break and impressive finishing by Leon Goretzka and Kroos gave the Germans a comfortable three-goal lead early in the second half.Captain Manuel Neuer produced a superb save to keep out Belarus striker Igor Stasevich’s penalty before Kroos dribbled through the defence to claim his second goal seven minutes from time and make sure of a routine win.”Overall we did well, but at the moment I don’t include us among the favourites for the European title,” said Kroos, echoing coach Joachim Loew’s comments from earlier in the week.A win over Northern Ireland in Frankfurt on Tuesday will guarantee Loew’s new-look side first place.Croatia survived a scare to secure their place in the Euros after coming from behind beat Slovakia 3-1 in Rijeka.The World Cup runners up needed just a point to ensure qualification from Group E but Robert Bozenik stunned the home crowd when he tapped the away side ahead in the 32nd minute.However it was one-way traffic in the second half and Croatia’s qualification was never in doubt once Nikola Vlasic drilled home the leveller.Bruno Petkovic headed the hosts in front and Ivan Perisic sealed the three points with a thumping finish with 16 minutes left.”We were trying to stay calm in the dressing room at half-time, we were sure that our quality would prevail. We kept attacking, creating chances, and the goals came,” said Petkovic.WALES WITH FIGHTING CHANCEThat win gives Wales a fighting chance of qualifying after their 2-0 victory over Azerbaijan earlier on Saturday.Ryan Giggs’ side stay third thanks to first-half headed goals from Kieffer Moore and Harry Wilson and Slovakia losing against the Croats.They are just one point behind second-placed Hungary, who travel to Cardiff on the final day for a winner-takes-all clash.”It’s massive for us to get the three points and now we go again Tuesday,” said Moore. “We came here for the three points and we got them — now it’s all guns blazing towards Tuesday.”Austria booked their place with a 2-1 win over North Macedonia that kept third-placed Slovenia at bay despite their 1-0 triumph over Latvia.They are second in Group G behind Poland, who had already qualified going into this round of games but maintained a three-point lead at the top of the group thanks to a 2-1 win at Israel.In Saint Petersburg, the Hazard brothers made short work of Russia as already-qualified Belgium maintained their 100 percent record with a 4-1 win that secured them top spot in Group I.Eden and Thorgan Hazard put Roberto Martinez’s side three goals ahead at the break before in-form Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku crashed home the fourth in the 72nd minute to make absolutely sure of the result. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. croatiaEuro 2020 Qualifiersfootballgermany First Published: November 17, 2019, 1:43 PM IST
(REOPENS DES43)(REOPENS DES43)Hours after Congress announced Tamta as its candidate for Rajya Sabha poll on May 28, PDF nominated Dhanai as its nominee for the Upper House of Parliament causing considerable consternation in the Congress which hurriedly held a meeting with PDF leaders to assuage ruffled feathers but to no avail.PDF minister Prasad Naithani had rued despite the fact that PDF had already announced its decision to field a candidate, it was not taken into confidence by Congress before announcing its nominee for Rajya Sabha.Compounding Rawats problems, former PCC president Arya, who is arguably the tallest Dalit leader in the party from Kumaon region, is understood to have opposed the candidature of Tamta and even threatened to resign from both the state Cabinet and the party.Arya, who had twice headed the state Congress, has himself been a contender for the Rajya Sabha seat.After Rawat got a hint of Aryas resentment he sent a chopper to Haldwani to bring him to Dehradun and lend him an audience. They were closeted for over an hour during which Arya is understood to have made it clear that he was being ignored by the party, sources said.However, Rawats meetings with both PDF and Arya, apparently intended to prevent the possibility of yet another revolt in the ruling alliance, reportedly failed.Having failed to bring PDF and Arya round to the partys view, Rawat left for New Delhi this morning to acquaint the party high command with the current situation which does not augur well for the party still smarting from the effects of a political crisis that saw his ouster from power and imposition of Presidents rule in the state for over a month.PTI ALM SMN SMNadvertisement
Parineeti’s upcoming film, Meri Pyaari Bindu, is all set to hit the big screens. The actress can thus be seen promoting her film on different platforms. Parineeti’s public appearances are heart-warming and we’re really looking forward to the film.What we were not looking forward to, however, was an outfit like the one Parineeti just wore. When in doubt, wear black–only if the temperature isn’t oven-like. Black absorbs the most heat, and being dressed in all-black in this weather is a daredevil challenge. It pinches us to know that Parineeti has won the challenge, but not our hearts, in the black outfit, she wore for a recent promotional event.Also Read:Everyone’s making the same joke about Rihanna’s Coachella outfitThe black net Madison On Peddar top with stars all over the sleeves could make anyone feel uncomfortably hot in this painful heat. We wonder how Parineeti managed to sport it throughout the event. The top wasn’t too appealing in the fit, and the stars on the sleeves were a tad bit hideous.Pictures courtesy: Instagram/sanjanabatra The flared black pants by Quo were definitely not the best pick to team the top with either. The white border and the slit on the pants gave an unpolished look to the ensemble. The bottoms were clearly unflattering, failing to accentuate Parineeti’s now-super-toned body.Wearing minimal makeup and accessories really helped her carry the look better, though. The pointy black pumps were a suitable option too, considering the silhouette of the pants.advertisementAlso Read:Never would you ever want to see Shraddha Kapoor wear these 5 outfits againMonochrome dressing is the latest trend Bollywood is struck with, but Parineeti’s black outfit is a reminder of what not to do if you want to follow the trend.There’s a reason why Coco Chanel once said she’d never want to be dressed in all black, Parineeti!
Disha Patani, who has been cranking up the heat with her jaw-droppingly gorgeous pictures on Instagram, revealed that no man has ever approached her and complimented her on her appearance. She also said that no one has ever tried to flirt with her.”In my entire life, no guy has come up to me and said that they find me hot. No one flirts with me; they have not even attempted to do so,” the 26-year-old actress told DNA in an interview.When asked if the men were intimidated by her, Disha laughed, “How scared? From my growing-up years until now, I haven’t been approached by anybody.” She also confessed that she was a tomboy till her early teenage years.”I have a confession. During my childhood, I was a bit of a tomboy. My dad raised me like a boy. I even wore my hair short until I was in the ninth grade. It is only when I went to the 10th grade that I started growing my hair. I was also an introvert. In school, I was a quiet student and confined myself to the last bench,” she said.Currently, Disha is gearing up for the release of Ali Abbas Zafar’s period drama Bharat, in which she plays a trapeze artist named Radha. She will be seen alongside Salman Khan and Sunil Grover in the 1960s portion of the film.Bharat, which is an offical adaptation of the Korean drama Ode To My Father, is scheduled to hit the theatres this Eid (June 5).advertisementALSO READ: I like to take it slow motion mein, says Tiger Shroff on dating Disha PataniALSO READ: Disha Patani wishes fans on Diwali in sports bra and lehenga, gets trolledALSO WATCH: Disha Patani talks about her personal style preferences
Motorists are advised there will be a one-lane closure on Highway101 eastbound between Ellershouse and Stillwater from Friday,April 23 to Sunday, April 25. This is to allow road crews tocarry out inspection work on the highway. The closure will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m on Fridayand between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Traffic control will consist of signage and motorists are askedto exercise extra caution when driving in this area. -30- TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Traffic Advisory, Lane Closure onHighway 101
WASHINGTON — The attorney general in the nation’s capital has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users.The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Karl Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia. It alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data and failed to properly monitor third-party apps.After the revelations about Cambridge Analytica, congressional hearings were held and Facebook changed what sorts of data it lets outside developers access.It was revealed this week that Facebook’s privacy controls had broken down yet again. In that case, a software flaw affected nearly 7 million users, leading to their photos being exposed to a much wider audience than they had intended.Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is scheduled to begin repatriating around 850 Congolese from South Sudan today to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), from where they fled more than 40 years ago, despite poor conditions and insufficient funds for reintegration assistance because the elderly group wants to return home.The refugees, who settled in Juba – which is now the capital of South Sudan – will return to Kisangani in northeastern DRC, as well as to rural towns in Orientale Province, with today’s flight scheduled to take the first 32 returnees to Kisangani, a UNHCR spokesperson told reporters in Geneva.“These refugees, because of their advanced age and poor living conditions in Sudan, have demanded repatriation to the Democratic Republic of Congo – fully aware of the difficult situation in their areas of return and that there is no reintegration assistance available,” said Jennifer Pagonis.“Nevertheless, it should be noted that the overall security has somewhat improved in the return areas. The entire group registered for return to the DRC has been thoroughly informed of the difficult situation they will face back home, but remain strongly determined to return.”Despite the fact that UNHCR does “not consider the conditions in the specific areas of return as favourable and conducive to sustainable return,” the agency said it had agreed to facilitate the return of this “very specific group of Congolese refugees,” who had fled from the post-independence turmoil and the coup that brought Mobutu Sese Seko to power in 1965 in the country he renamed Zaire (now the DRC).Upon arrival, refugees will be met by UNHCR staff in the DRC and provided with transport assistance to their places of origin in the villages around Kisangani. UNHCR has also alerted non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and agencies operating in the area to offer their support and provide any possible assistance.Overall, this programme presents a “challenging logistical operation,” Ms. Pagonis said, adding that towns such as Buta and Aketi, in Orientale Province – which is about the size of Spain – can be reached only by air as roads and bridges are either damaged or do not exist.In preparation for the return, UNHCR and representatives of the National Commission for Refugees, an inter-ministerial body of the DRC Government, have used a UN-sponsored radio to encourage residents to welcome those coming home after four decades in exile. In addition, residents were invited to assist the returnees in identifying their relatives.
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Adrok’s revolutionary tool for subsurface exploration that uses ‘virtual boreholes’ to provide accurate data on rock layers has been officially recognised by the International Journal of Remote Sensing (IJRS). Adrok is the UK-based developer of Atomic Dielectric Resonance (ADR) technology, and submitted a technical paper to the industry journal, which has been published in the latest edition. ADR is used as a geophysical technique to provide a precision instrument for the accurate geological recognition of rock layers and identification of rock types. It uses low-power radio wave and microwave transmissions to achieve deeper subsurface penetration. The technology was developed by Dr Colin Stove, a founding member of Adrok in 1997, from his experience working with radar sensors on the Space Shuttle SIR-B experiment.Having spent years commercialising the technology, Adrok now offers the ADR scanner as a geophysical service to a number of exploration industries including oil and gas, coal, minerals and other group metals and has customers in the UK, Canada and Australia. It reduces the number of drill holes required during exploration saving companies time, money and also offers a non-destructive, environmentally friendly way of remotely deducing subsurface technology. The technical paper reports on field tests carried out by Adrok in Central Scotland and recorded accurate measurements of the rock layers at a variety of penetration depths, the deepest being 700 m. The results were confirmed from nearby boreholes.Gordon Stove, Managing Director of Adrok and one of the authors of the paper, said: “We have always been confident in ADR technology and its potential to offer a cheaper, faster and greener alternative to existing exploration techniques. Our current customers have already recognised the benefits of ADR and as a result we recently received an investment of £3 million from Canada’s Teck Resources to carry out more developments on the technology. However, to have the work accepted by our peers at the IJSR is a huge triumph for us in terms of establishing ADR as a real alternative to current testing methods and we are looking forward to developing the technology in the future.”The International Journal of Remote Sensing is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of the science and technology of remote sensing. The technical paper is called Ground penetrating abilities of a new coherent radio wave and microwave imaging spectrometer and can be viewed at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01431161.2012.713529
The French LidlStarLigue began on Wednesday with six matches all around the country. The biggest derby was played in Montpellier where domestic team smashed an old rival Chambery Savoie 29:18 with spectacular night of their goalkeeper Vincent Gerrard, who had 19 saves, three more than his young colleague from the other side Julien Meyer.Paris Saint Germain had no troubles to outplay US Ivry 30:22 with Mikkel Hansen in the leading role (8 goals).Saran won in Rennes against Cesson 30:29, just like Toulouse Fenix over Aix 26:25 with Serbian left wing Nemanja Ilic in the main role (10 goals)Nimes beat Tremblay 30:21, while Nantes outplayed Massy 28:22 in away match. ← Previous Story EHF process against Russian Handball Federation due positive doping test of three junior players Next Story → VELUX EHF CL 2017/2018 starts in Kharkov and Schaffhausen
THEY’RE DOING THE unthinkable; they’re replacing Jessica Fletcher.Angela Lansbury herself has said she’s not happy about the Murder She Wrote reboot, and we don’t blame here.Growing up, she and some other TV heroes of the eighties (and into the nineties) were just like family we always wanted…1. Granny Jessica FletcherDespite the fact that wherever Jessica went, death followed, she still would have made a wonderful granny.She always pulled off the granny glamour: Source: F**k Yeah Murder She Wrote Source: Cabot Cove Look BookShe had some serious seleb pals: Source: F**k Yeah Murder She Wrote Source: NPHFan Source: HyperVocalAnd even though she spent every episode solving gruesome murders, she always ended with a laugh: Source: margotunderwood2. Grandad MatlockLoveable legal rogue Matlock was the grandad everyone wanted.He had a kind face, always wore a lovely grey suit, and was always getting the better of the bad guys. Source: Imgur Source: Imgur Source: Wdr5. Cool Uncle McGyverUndoubtedly the coolest guy on TV in the eighties, and maybe ever.He could get out of any tricky situation: Source: itsAzzAnd look cool doing it: Source: GifbayAND he was a divil with a paper clip: Source: FunnyJunk6. Glamourous Aunty Maddie Source: FanpopCybill Shepherd played Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting, and when she wasn’t solving crime, she was involved in some of the most intense onscreen chemistry ever with Bruce Willis. Source: YouTube/ImgFlipNow, can you sing the Matlock theme tune without looking it up? You can of course.(pssst here it is. And now you’ll be singing it all night)3. Dad Steven KeatonThe patriarch of the Keaton famiily was a beardy ex-hippie who just wanted his kids to follow his ideals. Instead son Alex and daughter Mallory opted for more conservative values, much to their dad’s chagrin.He did all the things dads do, like teaching kids how to drive: Source: Stevereno81126And how to take a successful nap: Source: Karolina V Source: Tvrage4. Mam Kate TannerThe mam from A.L.F. not only put up with an Alien living in her house, she was also on a never-ending quest to stop him from eating the cat: Oh and the clothes. And the hair. Truly an icon.7. Fashionable sister SamanthaSamantha from Who’s the Boss was eternally embarrassed by her housekeeper dad Tony, his boss Angela and her surrogate little brother Jonathan. Source: TumblrBut man ALIVE could she wear a pair of slouch socks and a huge fringe. 8. Annoying little brother DJPerpetually bullied by two older sisters, DJ Connor was the baby of the Roseanne family, and he grew up right before our eyes in the late eighties and early nineties. Source: FanpopHe dealt with things like relationship advice: Source: TumblrFashion problems:And being alone: Source: TumblrWho were the members of your eighties (and and nineties) TV family? Let us know…Read: Eighties US TV imports we all watched and loved>More: Angela Lansbury is miffed about the reboot of Murder She Wrote>
BEING INVITED TO a First Holy Communion can plunge the invitee into a state of dread and fear. There is the fear of having to go Mass, fear of being fleeced, fear of being exposed as non-believer. There is the fear of appearing too holy or not holy enough. Family gatherings always have elements of coercion and compromise but religious ceremonies in Ireland have the additional burden of having to show one’s feelings towards the Catholic Church. Oh Gaaaawwwd!But honestly, don’t worry. Pope Francis is on the cover of Rolling Stone and things are changing for the better.For reasons I won’t go into now, the Catholic Church has had to come off its high horse. The Irish Catholic newspaper referred to “the peculiar phenomenon of modern First Holy Communion” where rules, diktats and fear have been replaced by gentle all-inclusiveness. Children don’t have to make their Communions but it’s great if they do. If non-Catholics feel left out they can put on National dress/white dress/brother’s suit and tag along for a blessing. It’s all good.That welcome includes you. No matter if you are an agnostic uncle, atheist aunt or lapsed cousin. Your appearance on the day makes the day special. That’s all the church wants. In my book, Kathleen and the Communion Copter, the priest despairs when he is confronted with his texting, cartwheeling, bun-eating congregation but he makes sure they know that God loves a full house.Now, back to the Big Day. You still have to deal with your family and families have their own rules but here are a few pointers: PresentsGifts get people worried. Some say it’s all about hard cash. That line suits those who are too cool to walk into Veritas or who haven’t clapped eyes on the Communion child for years. To them I say “Pony up.” There are people who want to give a lasting keepsake. I’ll keep it simple. Suitable gifts are:Rosary beads (fancy ones)Statuettes of Mary or girls in whitePhoto frames in silver or wood / photo albumsHoly water fonts (Belleek do a nice one)Rosary keepsake boxesJewellery, but check first who is giving the cross and chain (parent. Godparent or Grandparent)Cash (between 20 and 50 usually)Here’s a tip – the Pinterest website can act as a portal into America’s Bible Belt at its consumerist best. On this site people post pictures of things they like to buy. Type in “Holy Communion gift” while there’s still time to order from abroad. Bear in mind that small children are unburdened by good taste. Then go ahead and order rhinestone jewellery, musical Jesus statues and multi-coloured glass angels on chains. Have fun with it. On the day/before the day/long after the dayThe goal should be collaboration and celebration. A few ideas:Show up. At the very least if you show up at the restaurant or party you’re giving a message that the child’s Communion matters. Forget your complex spiritual belief structures … kids see only absence, presence and presents.Get involved. Offer to help with the food or to hang balloons.Make a memory. Photos and memories are intertwined. Make sure you get a good picture of yourself with the kid. It might be another decade before the child looks at the pictures and realises happily that YOU wanted to be photographed with them. Older children can be given the job of taking photos.Use the archives. As a relative you are probably in a position to gather old family communion pics and make a display. It helps people to feel included.Bring Joe. If you are a Holy Joe, go for it! Don’t be shy. The new spirit of open-mindedness applies to us Catholics too. Give the child a bible or statue of their namesake saint if that’s your thing. Throw in €10 to sweeten the pill.Complain and give out. For some people this is the best part of any day out. Save it for the car journey home. And enjoy.Avril O’Reilly is a children’s book writer and author of Kathleen And The Communion Copter.Read: 14 things you’ll see at an Irish first communionRead: Youngster donates First Communion cash to injured Irish rugby players
Twitter‘s new desktop website is so streamlined, so good and so smart about how it integrates outside services into its own microblogging ecosystem that, for guys like me, it’s already obviated much of the point of standalone Twitter clients… so I’m delighted to hear that Twitter has cranked the dial up to 11 and introduced the integration of even more third-party services into their line-up. The biggest new integrated service is du jour favorite Instagram, which allows users of Apple’s iOS devices to take moody and artistic photos. Now when you click on an instagram link, it’ll show up as a content preview, just as if it were a YouTube video.AdChoices广告Instragram’s not the only new addition, though: Twitter users can now enjoy inline previews of videos from Blip.tv, music players from Rdio, slideshows and presentations from SlideShare and photos and videos from DipDive.Twitter.com”s gradual move away from mere alphanumeric, SMS-friendly text to rich-media is a move that we approve of. Unfortunately, we wish Twitter would keep all of its products as well updated as the website: Twitter’s official mobile clients and even their mobile website have not been updated since September’s roll-out of the “new” Twitter, which makes the microblogging service a poorer experience by far on mobile devices than on a desktop or laptop… a pity, since mobile is where Twitter should really trive.Read more at Twitter
The future may be printed in 3D, but MakerBot Industries doesn’t want guns to be any part of it. In the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting, MarkerBot has taken the step of removing gun components from an online repository of 3D printing models called Thingiverse. An attorney for MakerBot has confirmed in a statement that the move was made in response to the school shooting.Thingiverse is a place where 3D printing enthusiasts can share objects they have created. Other folks can then download the objects and print them with their own 3D printers. It’s important to realize that there were no fully working guns available for download on Thingiverse, but there has been an ongoing project to make working firearm components. Some of these have actually been tested and found to be working.One of the more prominent files removed from Thingiverse (which is run by MakerBot Industries) is a lower receiver for the AR15 assault rifle. Unlike the barrel or firing pin, the lower receiver is under little stress when the weapon is fired. Tests show that an ABS plastic version of the lower receiver does work, but breaks after a few shots.Removing the gun parts from Thingiverse doesn’t solve the problem. MakerBot has the majority of the burgeoning 3D printing market, but the internet is a big place — some pro-gun rights groups are already working on a new site to host such projects. If something can be done, it will be done.via BBC
Facebook contourne le blocage de GmailLe conflit entre Facebook et Google persiste. Alors que le moteur de recherche a bloqué les contacts du réseau social suite à “un manque de coopération”, ce dernier a contourné l’interdiction.Google avait interdit à Facebook de puiser dans les carnets d’adresse de son service de messagerie, Gmail, pour trouver de nouveaux contacts à soumettre aux utilisateurs du réseau social. Grâce à cette option, les adeptes de Facebook peuvent inviter leurs amis à les rejoindre sur le réseau social d’un simple clic. Le moteur de recherche reproche à Facebook de “ne pas collaborer assez” dans des opérations conjointes aux deux entreprises. Mais le réseau social a trouvé une parade. Certes, l’importation de contact Gmail n’est plus automatisée, mais les usagers peuvent les importer simplement en cliquant sur un fichier CSV, un fichier tableur. Une manipulation qui reste simple pour les utilisateurs. Google n’a pas encore réagi à cette riposte mais il va de soi que cette “provocation” ne sera pas classée sans suite.Le 10 novembre 2010 à 15:57 • Emmanuel Perrin
The Port of Vancouver is hosting the final public open house for its strategic plan update. The public is invited to provide feedback on draft strategies as the port begins to reach the final stages of the updating process.The open house will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Clark College’s Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.Visitors will be able to meet with port staff, commissioners and consultants to discuss the plan. The port is focusing on seven goal areas: community, economic development, environmental, financial, marine, organizational and real estate.The feedback will be gathered and considered as the port finishes the plan. A final draft is expected to be released this summer.
San Diego County Board of Supervisors to vote on new Escondido housing development KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) – The fate of a new North County housing project rests in the hands of San Diego Supervisors.The Newland Sierra project would create more than 2,000 new homes just north of Escondido. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has the details. Updated: 10:12 AM Posted: September 26, 2018 September 26, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter