Le Conseil exécutif commence à se préoccuper de la Convention…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC de Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 12, 2017 Featured Jobs & Calls [Episcopal News Service – San Juan (Porto Rico)] Le Conseil exécutif de l’Église épiscopale vient de passer trois jours ici pour réunion historique, marquée par la convivialité et la détente, au cours de laquelle les membres ont pris comme ligne de mire la prochaine Convention générale, dans tout juste un an.C’était la première fois que le Conseil se réunissait dans un diocèse de la Province IX depuis février 2008 et c’est sans doute la toute première réunion à Porto Rico. L’Évêque Primat Michael Curry a déclaré lors d’une conférence de presse le 11 juin, après la réunion, qu’il était important que le Conseil soit venu dans ce territoire américain « alors que Porto Rico est en proie à de grandes difficultés et cherche à discerner son avenir ».Les Portoricains votaient ce jour-là pour devenir le 51e  État du pays. Le scrutin était controversé et a attiré le nombre le plus faible de votants depuis 1967. La plupart des observateurs disent que le Congrès des États-Unis qui est contrôlé par les Républicains n’accèdera jamais à la demande des Portoricains, en partie parce que le territoire penche vers le Parti démocrate.L’économie de Porto Rico est en récession depuis près d’une décennie, un grand nombre de résidents vivent dans la pauvreté et le mois dernier le territoire s’est vu contraint à la plus grande faillite du marché obligataire municipal de toute l’histoire des États-Unis. Cette faillite a détruit l’épargne de nombreux portoricains. La majorité des résidents sont irrités par le fait qu’ils payent intégralement pour Medicare, Medicaid et la Sécurité sociale mais qu’ils ne peuvent toucher que peu de prestations comparé aux autres citoyens des États-Unis, prestations qui sont à présent frappées par des réductions de la part de l’Administration Trump.Michael Curry a déclaré que le diocèse est « sérieux lorsqu’il se dit être un instrument » capable de combler les lacunes pour faire face aux besoins en services médicaux et sociaux ».Alors que le Conseil exécutif se prépare à la 79e réunion de la Convention générale du 5 au 13 juillet de l’an prochain à Austin (État du Texas), le budget global de l’église retient beaucoup l’attention. Son Comité permanent conjoint Finances pour la mission (FFM) élabore le budget prévisionnel qui sera soumis à l’approbation de l’ensemble du Conseil. Selon la Règle conjointe II.10.c.ii (page 227 ici), le Conseil doit remettre le budget prévisionnel au Comité permanent conjoint Programme, Budget et Finance (PB&F) au plus tard quatre mois avant le début de la convention (essentiellement au plus tard en février de l’année de la convention). Le Conseil a deux autres réunions avant la date limite, du 18 au 21 octobre et du 22 au 24 janvier.Le comité FFM a passé la majeure partie de la réunion de Porto Rico à continuer de trier les grandes quantités d’informations reçues lors des premières étapes du processus budgétaire qui ont été consacrées à une étude sans précédent du fonctionnement et du financement de la mission et du ministère au niveau de toute l’Église. Le comité s’est également réuni de son côté mi-mai, une démarche peu commune de la part de l’un des comités du Conseil et prévoit d’autres réunions dans les mois à venir.« Nous soumettrons à votre examen un budget préliminaire dans un avenir proche », a déclaré Tess Judge, la présidente du FFM, le 11 juin à l’ensemble du Conseil.Lors de la conférence de presse qui a suivi la réunion, la révérende Gay Clark Jennings, présidente de la Chambre des députés, a fait l’éloge du processus budgétaire jusqu’à présent. « J’ai vu des processus budgétaires controversés, difficiles, pénibles, épuisants », se remémore-t-elle de son temps passé au conseil. Le « travail budgétaire est dur, en particulier lorsqu’une organisation a d’un côté de grands rêves et de l’autre de fortes contraintes concernant le montant des fonds » disponibles.« Cette fois-ci, c’est un partenariat entre PB&F, le Conseil exécutif, le personnel de l’église tout entière et les dirigeants », poursuit-elle.Gay Jennings reconnait qu’il y a quelques inconnues dans le processus pour l’instant « mais l’ambiance n’est pas tendue, c’est vraiment très créatif ».Article complet en anglais. 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Bipartisan Move in Congress to Thwart Trade Petition Aimed at Driving Up Solar-Panel Prices

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Examiner:Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Friday defended U.S. installers of rooftop solar panels and made an effort to beat back a pending decision that could make imported solar panels more expensive.Bipartisan letters from 16 senators and 53 congressman were sent to International Trade Commission Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, and urged the agency to reject a petition by Chinese and German-owned companies that manufactured solar panels and cells in the U.S., but have since gone bankrupt.The two foreign-owned companies that produced in the U.S. were seeking protection from imports that they say is hurting U.S.-based manufacturing. But the lawmakers wrote in their letters that imposing duties on these imports would only increase costs for domestic companies that install rooftop solar panels.“Solar companies in our states believe the requested trade protection would double the price of solar panels,” the Senate letter read. “Increasing costs will stop solar growth dead in its tracks, threatening tens of thousands of American workers in the solar industry and jeopardizing billions of dollars in investment in communities across the country.”Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., spearheaded the letter writing campaign on the Senate side. Reps. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., Mike Thompson, D-Calif., Pat Meehan, R-Pa., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., did the same in the House of Representatives.The letters were sent ahead of the trade commission’s Aug. 15 hearing on the petition by Chinese-owned Suniva and German-owned Solar World. The ITC’s role in the case is to decide if imports are hurting U.S.-based manufacturing, even if through the import of fairly traded goods.The Solar Energy Industry Association, the main trade group for the U.S. solar industry, explained that the “agency is considering whether these two companies out of more than 8,000 across the U.S. solar industry deserve tariff relief that would impact the entire market.” The group is opposing the companies’ request at the agency.Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the solar industry group, said the lawmakers effort shows that “trade tariffs are not a red or blue state issue.”The solar energy industry has created 1 out of 50 new jobs within the U.S. in the last year, according to SEIA.More: Republicans, Democrats join forces to protect rooftop solar installers Bipartisan Move in Congress to Thwart Trade Petition Aimed at Driving Up Solar-Panel Priceslast_img read more

Best Phone Under 10000: The Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 10,000 In India [November 2020 Edition]

first_imgBest phones under 10,000 – Advertisement – The Realme Narzo 10A can be seen as a replacement for the Realme C3 because these two smartphones share a lot of hardware, with the exception of a fresh design, macro camera, and fingerprint sensor on the Narzo 10A. This phone sports a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution and is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 SoC. There are two variants of the Narzo 10A, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage priced at Rs. 8,999, and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which costs Rs. 9,999.The Narzo 10A packs in a 5,000mAh battery and offers good battery life. It has a triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The Narzo 10A has a newer design compared to the Realme C3. Moto E7 Plus8Rs. 9,499 Motorola has packed in a 5,000mAh battery that keeps the smartphone going for a really long time before needing to be charged. There is no USB Type-C port here and the Moto E7 Plus has a Micro-USB port. The bundled charger is 10W only and takes over two hours to charge the device completely. You only get a dual camera setup on the Moto E7 Plus. The primary one has a 48-megapixel sensor, and there is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The cameras are capable of capturing good photos in daylight. Using Night mode the Moto E7 Plus also takes some decent low-light shots.The Moto E7 Plus offers a clean near-stock Android UI which is not very common at this price level. If you like a simple, easy-to-use interface then the Moto E7 Plus has that going for it. At a price of Rs. 9,499 the Moto E7 Plus is definitely easy to recommend, but keep an eye out for the more powerful Moto G9, which goes on sale for Rs. 9,999 quite often. Redmi 97Rs. 8,999 The Redmi 9 is the successor to the Redmi 8, which has been on our recommendation list for quite some time now. Xiaomi has made a few tweaks to the Redmi 9 starting with a switch back to a Micro-USB port, which is a little surprising since the Redmi 8 had a USB Type-C port. The Redmi 9 sports a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a dewdrop notch at the top.Xiaomi has picked the MediaTek Helio G35 processor to power the Redmi 9, and has paired it with 4GB of RAM. The Redmi 9 packs in a 5,000mAh battery but only comes with a 10W charger in the box. While charging is a little slow, battery life is quite good and you should be able to go beyond a day with regular use. The Redmi 9 runs Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top. There is a fair amount of bloatware on the smartphone and we did encounter spammy notifications while using it.The Redmi 9 has a dual camera setup at the back consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. The Redmi 9 is capable of handling day-to-day tasks, but heavy games may not run very smoothly. Realme C157Rs. 9,999 Realme Narzo 10A8Rs. 9,999 Phones under Rs. 10,000Gadgets 360 rating (out of 10)Price in India (as recommended) Realme C127Rs. 8,999 Realme Narzo 10A- Advertisement – Redmi 9- Advertisement – Moto E7 PlusThe newest entrant is the latest in the budget E-series from Motorola. The Moto E7 Plus is priced at Rs. 9,499 and packs in some decent hardware. It sports a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution and a dewdrop notch at the top. The Moto E7 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor and is paired with 4GB of RAM. This provides it enough performance to handle day-to-day tasks as well as casual gaming. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that is quick to unlock the device.- Advertisement – The sub-Rs. 10,000 smartphone segment has some new additions thanks to multiple launches over the past few months. This is a sensitive and strategic price point but the nationwide lockdown and the increase in GST earlier this year have made it difficult for manufacturers to hit this target. While Xiaomi and Realme are still fighting it out in this segment, Motorola has also jumped into the ring now. The result is more choice for buyers who get multiple options to choose from. Here are some of the best smartphones that are priced under Rs. 10,000 that you can buy right now in India. Is Realme TV the best TV under Rs. 15,000 in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Realme C12 and Realme C15Realme recently launched two budget smartphones in its C-series. The Realme C12 and Realme C15 are quite similar and share the same dimensions. Both smartphones have 6.5-inch HD+ displays with dewdrop notches. Both are also powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 processor, just like the Redmi 9.The Realme C12 and Realme C15 both pack in 6,000mAh batteries and have Micro-USB ports for charging. Realme bundles a 10W charger with the C12 while the C15 gets a better 18W charger. You get the Realme C12 in one configuration only with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the C15 on the other hand offers an additional 4GB RAM, 64GB storage option although that’s priced above our budget.Both the Realme C12 and the Realme C15 have square camera modules but the setups have a few differences. The Realme C12 has a 13-megapixel primary camera camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The Realme C15 has the same 13-megapixel primary camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome camera, and a 2-megapixel retro camera. For selfies, the C12 sports a 5-megapixel shooter and the C15 has an 8-megapixel front camera.last_img read more

Unai Emery reveals key reason why Arsenal will miss Sven Mislintat

first_imgUnai Emery reveals key reason why Arsenal will miss Sven Mislintat Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Feb 2019 2:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link217Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Mislintat spent less than 18 months at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)However, Mislintat was crucial to the captures of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira last summer and Emery admits the club will miss the Swede’s knowledge of the market.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve been working with him for eight months. My relationship with him is good,’ said Emery.“When I arrived here young players came, they decided because of him. He has a very good scouting responsibility for his past and his present.‘I worked well with him and after it’s between the club and him. I don’t know everything but I respect him and the club.‘I wish good luck for him in his future’.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMislintat was seen as instrumental to the new direction that the club were going in in the post-Arsene Wenger era and his departure is therefore a blow.The Swede is said to be willing to remain in the Premier League, though he’s also been linked with a return to Dortmund.MORE: Ander Herrera wants to sign new Manchester United contract Unai Emery admits the club will miss Sven Mislintat (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits the club will miss Sven Mislintat’s ability to attract young players to the club.The Gunners announced last week that the Swede will be leaving the club after less than 18 months in his role as head of recruitment.Arsenal will overjoyed to have landed Mislintat from Dortmund in 2017 but the 46-year-old was unhappy with developments within the club and felt his role was being marginalised by the promotion of Raul Sanllehi to Head of Football.The Gunners were unable to make permanent signings in January and had to settle for the loan signing of Barcelona star Denis Suarez.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more