Episcopal Church website honored with ‘WebAward’

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The website of the Episcopal Church – www.episcopalchurch.org – has been honored with a 2012 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development in the Faith-based Category by the Web Marketing Association.“This is a welcome validation of our small team’s work,” noted Anne Rudig, director of communication. “Creating a meaningful experience for both new and frequent visitors to the site was the goal. I think this award recognizes achievement of that goal.”The website was evaluated against seven criteria: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting, and ease of use. In particular, the award noted: “Videos throughout the site provide an excellent user interactivity opportunity.”Working with Duo Consulting and Atmosphere Design of Kansas City, Missouri, the Office of Communication launched the new website on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, utilizing Drupal open-source technologies.“The launching of the website this past December was the result a more than a year of careful, thoughtful and, at times ‘different’ thinking, about how the Church should be represented on the web,” noted Barry Merer, Episcopal Church manager of web and social media services. “The church itself, its beliefs, and the ministry and work it does are the stars of this project.”About the WebAwardsSince 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward which helps interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. The WebAward Competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and marketers worldwide. Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Servicecenter_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church website honored with ‘WebAward’ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Sep 17, 2012 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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Turkmenistan

first_img March 31, 2020 Find out more March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Turkmenistan #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan December 18, 2020 Find out more Domain name: .tm Population: 5 342 342 Internet-users: 127 000 Average charge for one hour’s connection at a cybercafé: 0,8 to 1,4 US$ Average monthly salary: around 205 US$ Number of imprisoned netizens : 0President Berdymukhamedov has partially broken the diplomatic isolation maintained by his predecessor, the tyrant Niyazov. But the relative economic openness has not translated into more Internet or social freedoms. Scarcely 1% of the population has access to the Web. Information is still oppressively controlled in this post-Stalinian dictatorship.Tentative improvementsIndividual Web connections have only been authorized since 2008. Permission for Internet access was first granted to businesses, then gradually extended to their employees, and finally to the country’s citizens. Pyramid Research, a telecommunications research organization, estimates the number of individual subscriptions as of the end of 2009 at 13,200 and the number of users at 127,000. The American Information Center, French Cultural Center, and International Turkmen Turk University, as well as some Turkmen private schools, are proposing access to the international network.Connection speed is not as slow as it used to be: it now takes only a few minutes to open an e-mail, as opposed to at least a half-hour in 2008. Sending or receiving a photo takes longer, and a video takes 30 minutes.Given this situation, very few Turkmen have acquired an Internet connection in their homes. The cost is prohibitive: a monthly subscription costs USD 5, and an additional USD 0.50 per hour. The average salary is less than USD 200 per month.The incumbent president has kept his promise to allow cyber cafes to open. However, users are required to show an ID and to pay the considerable sum of USD 1 to 2 per hour. Some 15 of them are currently operating in the capital Ashgabat, as well as in other large cities such as Dashoguz. Uniformed policemen are no longer being posted at cyber café entrances to intimidate customers, but the secret service still raids them on occasion. In one raid in 2008, an Internet user accused of consulting prohibited websites was arrested.The “Turkmenet”Apart from a few businesses and foreign embassies that can access the Worldwide Web, the few other Internet users can only access an ultra-censored version of the Internet nicknamed “the Turkmenet,” unless they know how to use censorship circumvention tools.A very strict filtering is now focused on critical publications likely to initially target local users and potential dissidents, mainly for linguistic reasons. Opposition websites such as XpoHo.tm and Gundogar, and regional news sites covering Central Asia, such as ferghana.ru or eurasianet, are blocked. YouTube and LiveJournal were rendered inaccessible at the end of 2009 to prevent Turkmen from blogging or sending videos abroad. Facebook, which is not used very extensively in the country, is not blocked – at least not for the moment.However, Turkmen can visit most generalist NGO Websites. The same scenario applies to Russian and Turkmen media sites that contain no articles critical of the country, notably because of the significant commercial ties between Turkmenistan on one hand, and Russia and Turkey on the other.The government is keeping a close watch on its netizens’ activities. Officials prefer to monitor the surfers’ e-mail accounts (mail.ru, hotmail, etc.), rather than block them, so that they can identify potential dissidents.Western businesses: Vectors of change?The Russian telecommunications company MTS holds an 80% share of the mobile telephone market, which is an increasingly lucrative sector. MTS is now also offering Internet access via GPRS, which may facilitate access for the general population. The terms of use specify that the Internet is filtered.Improving telecommunications infrastructures is not an absolute priority for authorities at the moment, when close to 25% of the population are still living below the poverty level. The international community cannot be counted upon to further the cause of freedom of expression in a country which seems to be an Eldorado for Western businesses enticed by Turkmen gas fields. However, the country’s economic openness could have a positive impact on the Internet penetration rate within the population, as long as the latter does not try to explore subjects deemed too sensitive, or develop any form of civil society. Foreign companies could become vectors of change by calling for a generalization of modern means of communication suitable for commercial and entrepreneurial activities.Links: http://www.rferl.org/featuresarchive/country/turkmenistan.html: Turkmen service of Radio Free Europe (English) http://www.eurasianet.org: news website on central Asia (English and Russian) http://turkmenistan.neweurasia.net/: collaborative website on Turkmenistan. Neweurasia is an aggregator of central Asia blogs http://www.untuk.org: UN website on Turkmenistan, launched on 8 February 2008. http://www.chrono-tm.org: website created by the human rights organisation “Turkmen initiative for human rights”. News Follow the news on Turkmenistan Newscenter_img RSF_en to go further News Receive email alerts Organisation March 13, 2020 Find out more News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistanlast_img read more

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Journeying back to the bosom of childhood

first_img In a thought, I was back to my childhood walking along the sandy road from our house to my grandparents. What a wonderful place, those sandy roads of yesterday.And what a wonderful place to visit, those days of childhood.I sat in comfortable silence the other night listening to the nighttime serenade. The singing and calling of the birds is a beautiful symphony on a spring night. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When you get “our age,” even the simplest little thing can send you on a journey back to childhood.The other day, I was driving along one of our county’s picturesque dirt roads and, as I rounded a curve, I felt Maybell slide a little in the sand. On a whim, I pulled off the road, got out and savored the moment.How long it been since I walked barefooted in sun-warmed sand. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 11, 2015 Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Journeying back to the bosom of childhood You Might Like Journeying back to the bosom of childhood When you get “our age,” even the simplest little thing can send you on a journey back to childhood. The… read more Latest Stories Email the author The only thing that was amiss was the soft mumbling of the grownups seated on scattered lawn chairs.In my childhood, we would gather after supper and the grownups would talk while us young’uns played. But, before the talking and playing started, we would put on a show of daring handstands, cartwheels and somersaults.My cousin Jimmy and I always performed our Chinese-get-up act. We would sit on the ground, back-to-back, with our elbows locked and our knees up to our chins. So entangled, we would grunt and groan to our feet. Everyone would applaud our amazing feat, and we would run off to play “Ain’t no boogers out tonight. Grandpa shot ’em all last night.”When we got so tired that we had to rest a while, we’d go inside for a glass of lemonade or Kool-Aid. We’d swig it down so fast that our Adams’ apples would lodge in our throats. Then, we would go out to the pasture, lie on our backs and look at the stars. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Secrets Revealed This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Sponsored Content We would always arrive in the pasture at about the same time the evening star appeared. I didn’t always sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” out loud but it was always playing in my heart, “Twinkle, Twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in the sky.”We didn’t know much about constellations, but we recognized the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper, and we made up our own pictures with stars in the sky — a boat, a turtle or a hundred other things that we could imagine.Whenever the moon showed its face, we always greeted it with, “I see the moon. The moon sees me. God bless the moon and God bless me.”We said it like a rhyme although it felt like a prayer.On the waxing of the moon, there was enough light for us to see our way. But on the nights when the moon was waning the darkness fell like a black curtain over the sky. We would lie there counting the stars and making pictures in the sky until we felt the darkness close in around us.That little sliver of the moon seemed so far away and the night so black and the world so big and us so small that we would suddenly jump up and run home. Run back to the comfort of the soft mumbling of the grownups and the singing of the night birds. Back to the bosom of childhood.last_img read more

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