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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY La trayectoria que la Iglesia tiene por delante “exige valor: aventurarse en el futuro desconocido, amistarse con extraños, enfrentarse a todo lo que niegue la vida y la vitalidad, y seguir aprendiendo maneras interdependientes de vivir”, dijo la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori a una sesión conjunta de la Cámara de Diputados y de la Cámara de Obispos el 24 de junio, el día antes del inicio oficial de la Convención General. El globo en forma de caballo flota sobre la mesa de la diputación de la Diócesis de Lexington. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Diputados y obispos se reunieron en el Centro de Convenciones Salt Palace para una sesión conjunta en la mañana del 24 de junio para escuchar las declaraciones de apertura de la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori y de la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings.La sesión conjunta, que tuvo lugar un día antes del inicio de las tareas legislativas de la Convención General que oficialmente comienza el 25 de junio, establece un contexto de colaboración para el trabajo a seguir.Con todo lo que la Convención General tiene que llevar a cabo a lo largo de los próximos nueve días, tanto Jefferts Schori como Jennings se concentraron en la necesidad de la Iglesia Episcopal de cruzar nuevas fronteras, incluso cuando se concentra en su estructura y gobierno institucionales.Ellas instaron a la asunción de riesgos, al examen de conciencia, al valor y a la apertura en esa empresa.Jefferts Schori describió la travesía de la Iglesia Episcopal como una “expedición misionera”, usando un término de la exploración espacial [trek] que encaja con TREC, la sigla en inglés del Equipo de Trabajo para Reinventar la Iglesia Episcopal, cuyas propuestas de restructuración constituyen un tema de gran relevancia que se presenta ante la Convención General.“Hay sobrada aventura por delante en este viaje hacia el cielo, y exige nuestro valor para relacionarnos con seres desconocidos, con nuevos desafíos e inesperadas oportunidades”, dijo Jefferts Schori. “Vamos rumbo a una Galaxia llamada Galilea y a los límites del mundo conocido, porque es allí donde Jesús nos envió y donde él promete encontrarnos”.Ella enfatizó la interdependencia como la vocación y el destino de la Iglesia.“Nadie va solo; juntos cuidamos de los más necesitados. Nuestra creciente comprensión de la interrelación humana con el resto de la creación significa el cuidado consciente de la tierra y de todos sus habitantes, no sólo de los humanos”, afirmó.Ella reconoció que a la Convención General “le aguardan muchísimos desafíos” y dijo que las decisiones tomadas en Salt Lake City “pueden ayudar a edificar un mundo más justo y pacífico”.“Este cuerpo está llamado a ser un sacramento de Dios, una demostración externa de la vida y esperanza que está dentro de nosotros”, añadió.“Estamos en una expedición misionera, esparciendo simientes de vida y amor a los cuatro vientos y a través de la tierra. Sobran riesgos en esa siembra pródiga, porque no todas [las simientes] echarán raíces y crecerán para la cosecha”, dijo Jefferts Schori, pero no obstante instó a la Iglesia hacia los nuevos modos de ser y de extenderse.“¿Cómo este cuerpo aquí en Salt Lake seguirá fomentando ese tipo de siembra?”, preguntó.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, le recordaba a la sesión conjunta de la Cámara de Diputados y de la Cámara de Obispos que ambas cámaras tienen mucho trabajo por delante antes de que la Convención General concluya el 3 de julio. “No sólo reuniones y audiencias y sesiones legislativas, sino también escucharnos los unos a los otros y prestar atención a las cosas nuevas que están surgiendo entre nosotros”, dijo. “Gran parte de la labor que tenemos que hacer es sobre nuestro futuro institucional. Pero eso no es todo lo que hacemos”. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Jennings, mencionó también cómo la Iglesia se encuentra “de pie en una frontera entre lo viejo y lo nuevo”.“Al reunirnos aquí para luchar con el futuro de nuestra amada Iglesia Episcopal, estamos en suelo sagrado, esforzándonos para oír hablar a Dios por encima de todo el ruido”, dijo ella.En la preparación para el trabajo a realizar, “silenciemos el escándalo a nuestro alrededor y escuchemos lo nuevo dentro de nosotros mismos” dijo ella, refiriéndose a un sermón del teólogo Paul Tillich.“Bajemos el volumen de las estadísticas del Pew Center acerca de la decadencia de la Iglesia institucional, los interminables argumentos en la Red respecto a lo que la generación del milenio realmente quiere y lo que alguien llamó recientemente en Tweeter el ‘complejo industrial de la decadencia eclesiástica’. Tranquilicemos nuestras almas”.El debate de la Iglesia respecto a qué forma debe asumir su estructura para posibilitar la misión es en verdad acerca de la identidad, dijo.“Estamos hablando sobre nuestra visión de la amada comunidad, y nos hacemos importantes preguntas. ¿Podemos reestructurarnos de una manera que inspire y energice a las personas de nuestra Iglesia? ¿Podemos reestructurarnos de una manera que siga respetando los dones de todos los órdenes de ministerio? Nos referimos a lo que somos como pueblo de Dios si no somos la Iglesia que hemos sido siempre”, apuntó ella. “Nos referimos al hecho de que Dios no ha terminado con nosotros todavía”.Enfrentarse a los problemas del futuro institucional de la Iglesia no el único quehacer que tenemos por delante, le recordaba ella a la asamblea.“La Iglesia no es el único segmento de nuestra sociedad que está tambaleándose ahora mismo”, dijo Jennings. “La desigualdad en los ingresos es mayor de lo que ha sido desde 1928, nuestras ciudades están asediadas por la violencia armada y la injusticia racial, y demasiados jóvenes negros se ven atrapados en la ruta de la escuela a la cárcel”.“Este verano, especialmente, debemos arrepentirnos” de no hacer lo bastante “para corregir las injusticias de la discriminación, del privilegio de los blancos y de la desigualdad en el mundo que nos rodea”, subrayó Jennings.“La Convención General es donde nosotros los episcopales tenemos la capacidad no sólo de proclamar que las vidas de los negros importan, sino también de tomar medidas concretas para ponerle fin al racismo y hacer realidad el sueño de Dios de reconciliación racial y justicia. No podemos hacer menos”.La sesión conjunta, el 24 de junio, de la Cámara de Diputados y de la Cámara de Obispos se reunió en el enorme salón de la Cámara de Diputados, que tiene suficiente espacio para cerca de 900 diputados y suplentes, traductores, una galería de visitantes y un espacio para los medios de prensa, los invitados [nacionales e] internacionales y los miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La sesión conjunta también escuchó a la Rda. Nancy Crawford, presidente de la Junta Ejecutiva de Mujeres Episcopales (ECW), cuya reunión trienal se celebra al mismo tiempo que la Convención General.Ella informó sobre varios empeños de justicia social de las ECW, incluida la labor durante el último trienio para crear conciencia sobre la trata de personas —mediante el apoyo de Servicios Educativos y de Mentoría de Niñas, o GEMS, un servicio de educación y mentoría que se les brinda a niñas y mujeres jóvenes que han sido víctimas de explotación sexual; el apoyo este año al Centro de Recursos para Jóvenes sin Hogar en Salt Lake City; y el proyecto De Mujeres a Mujeres de las ECW, que ofrece pequeñas subvenciones a mujeres para microempresas en todo el mundo.— Tracy J. Sukraw es parte del equipo de Episcopal News Service presente en la Convención. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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On June 11, I attended the annual LGBTQ Pride event held in Pensacola, Fla., my girlfriend and I arriving at about 1:30 in the afternoon. We toured some of the booths celebrating queer and transgender lives and art, listened to some great live music, made connections. Some of us more radical queers discussed where we hoped the future of the LGBTQ community would be by next year. It was a great time and a great space to occupy.Less than 12 hours later, I was sitting at my desk, staring in horror at my phone where a headline said at least 20 people had been shot in an Orlando gay night club. As the day went on, the death toll of our mostly Latino/a queer and transgender comrades, as well as allies who had supported us, rose to 49, casting a somber shadow over our community, as well as our Pride month.The next week on June 26, Pride went on in St. Petersburg, Fla., despite this tragedy. Though emotions were high, there was still Pride. The parade was filled with music and dancing, but there was also remembrance. Parade-goers marched with signs containing the names of each person killed in the Pulse nightclub, as well as their ages.Also at the parade was an increase in police presence — in surveillance, undercover police, the FBI, Homeland Security and a wave of other surveillance forces. Many have praised these groups for their service, but since when is Pride supposed to be on government lockdown? Since when do we accept celebrating ourselves, our lives and the fight for LGBTQ liberation under the eyes of a violent police state that continues to be a large part of violence against queer and transgender people, especially queer and transgender people of color?Mainstream LGBTQ organizers say that times have changed and Stonewall was 50 years ago. But when you really think about it, Stonewall was only 50 years ago, and police violence did not end on the final night of the Stonewall uprising. Police violence was present in the 1980s and 1990s when AIDS activists demanded the government acknowledge them and their lives, and police violence was present at a Pulse vigil in New York City just weeks ago. The very idea that we are protected by the police is a result of homonationalism and, often, one’s own privilege — especially considering Pride events now are largely dominated by upper-class, white, cisgender, gay white men and women.The police who march beside us in Pride parades and put “We Are Orlando” decals on their cruisers are the same police who harass transgender women, particularly transgender women of color, and bust up camps for homeless queer youth. They are the same cops who shoot queer people and arrest undocumented trans people and allow them to be sent to abusive detention centers.We cannot celebrate ourselves under the spotlight of state-sanctioned surveillance, which inevitably leads to more violence against queer and transgender people. We must not run into the cold arms of a homonationalism that embraces us in tragedy, erases our identities as queer and transgender people, calls us “Americans” instead and then spends every other day of the year actively campaigning against our lives. In the wake of this tragedy, we must now more than ever bring Pride back to what it was supposed to be: a celebration of all of our unique and intersecting identities, free from fear of violence.— Devin C, a trans organizerin Pensacola, Fla.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF_en News News News Help by sharing this information to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders calls on the government of Bangladesh to take action against members of the police who assaulted three journalists yesterday in the presence of witnesses in the premises of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court, and to take steps to halt violence against the media, which has risen sharply since the start of the year.“When not directly responsible for attacks on journalists, the police appear powerless, even passive, in the face of the violence that is seriously undermining freedom of information in the country,” the press freedom organization said.“In the past few months, we have called several times on the government to respond to the growing violence and the climate of impunity that has been created. So far, nothing has been done.“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who recently pointed out what she had done to promote democracy, must intervene urgently to guarantee the safety of all journalists and the basic right to inform the public. The protection of a free press not subject to threats and reprisals is necessary for democracy to function properly.”Assaults by policePolice burst into the court building and assaulted three journalists and two lawyers in the presence of two senior officers, Salahuddin Khan, the officer in charge at Kotwali police station, and Rajib Al Masud, an assistant police commissioner.The three journalists, MA Jalil Uzzal, of the Dainik Kaler Kantho, Tuhin Hawlader of the Bangladesh Protidin and Prasanta Kormokar of the Prothom Alo, accused sub-inspectors Zaman and Jahangir of abusing a 15-year-old girl several hours earlier and beating up her father who tried to defend her. The teenager subsequently sought help from lawyers at the Dhaka court.On 26 May, the photojournalists Zahidul Karim, Sajid Hossain and Khaled Sarker of the newspaper Prothom Alo were attacked by police officers while they were covering a student demonstration in the capital. After being beaten up in the street, they were arrested and taken to a police station. Their injuries included multiple fractures to the legs and hands. Their cameras were seized.Following the attack, nine officers were suspended and three others were brought to justice. They are due to appear before a Dhaka court on 5 June.Machete attackTwo days ago, nine journalists of bdnews24.com were brutally attacked at the news portal’s Dhaka office. A group of men armed with machetes burst into the newsroom and indiscriminately attacked journalists, seriously injuring three.Sub-editor Newaz Mohammad Rifaat and reporter Salahuddin Wahed Pritom received leg injuries and office worker Ruhul Amin was injured in the upper body. The three were taken to hospital. Other members of staff were also injured and several vehicles vandalized.There was no claim of responsibility and the perpetrators and their motives are still unknown.The bdnews24.com staff are said to have been shocked by the incident and have asked that those responsible be arrested immediately. The media community held a demonstration yesterday outside the National Press Club to express support for bdnews24.com.More violenceOn 19 May, ABM Fazlur Rahman, a reporter for the newspaper Samakal, was ambushed by men armed with machetes on the campus of Government Edward College in the central town of Pabna. He said an anonymous caller had asked him to go to the campus where he would give him information about irregularities at the college. His right arm was slashed and he was taken to hospital for treatment.The attack may be linked to a report he wrote on an obscene dance performance at the campus. On 15 May, Abdullah Al Mamun, a correspondent in Pabna for the newspaper Kaler Kantho, was beaten up in public by the nephew of the state minister for home affairs, Shamsul Hoque Tuku. The journalist had written about alleged corruption among members of the minister’s family.On 6 May, five television reporters were ambushed by a group of men affiliated to the Jubo League, a youth organization linked to the Awami League. The journalists were covering a meeting of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in the southern town of Jessore. They were identified as Akram Hossain of Channel i, Mamun of Desh TV, Ruhul Das of Maasranga Television, Torikul Islam Tarek of Diganta TV and the latter’s cameraman Jubair Hossain.Since the start of the year, working conditions for journalists have worsened significantly in Bangladesh, which is ranked 129th of 179 countries listed in the 2011-2012 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. 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PARIS LA DÉFENSE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– As a part of the initial “Digital railways Germany” package, Deutsche Bahn is equipping the Stuttgart region with a digital signalling system (DSTW*), the European Train Control System (ETCS*) and Automatic Train Operations (ATO*) with driver. The tender covering the implementation of modules 1 and 2 of the “Digital node Stuttgart” project until the end of 2025 was won by Thales at the end of November 2020. The contract with a value of approximately 127 million euros covers the installation of the digital signalling system, the installation of ETCS, preliminary work for the implementation of the track-side automatic operations and the Capacity & Traffic Management System (CTMS*), a modern technology and operating site, in excess of 6,000 electronic kilometre markers (balises), more than 1,300 axle counting points and approximately 650 point machines. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210215005014/en/ Project “Digital node Stuttgart” @Deutsche Bahn / Arnim Kilgus This project “Digital node Stuttgart” lead by Thales is part of the “Digital railways Germany” program, which will add up to 20% extra capacity to the rail network. It includes an important innovation partnership for Thales Germany with the customer, Deutsche Bahn, concerning the development and co-design of new, leading-edge technologies for the roll-out of the “Digital Railways Germany” initiative. “The first digital node in Germany is going to be the reference point for other metropolitan regions throughout Europe for years to come. Together with Deutsche Bahn AG, DB Netz AG, DB Projekt Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH and all project participants we are pleased to help design the blueprint for future digitizing projects”, explained Oliver Dörre, Chief Executive Officer and Country Director Thales Deutschland. “We meet all the conditions to successfully implement this large project. We are very familiar with the node Stuttgart from earlier projects and now look forward to actively cooperating with our customer at the highest level of technology in the improvement of the offering for rail passengers”, Dörre continued. “Our employees are, of course, highly motivated by this project and proud to be able to contribute to “their” station.” From 2025, the trains of the long distance, regional and S-Bahn traffic in the node Stuttgart will travel on a network equipped with the latest digital technology. In addition to the new main station and other stations, tracks with a scope of more than 100 kilometers are the first to be equipped with digital signalling technology, the train control system ETCS and highly automated operations. Stuttgart is thus the origin and blueprint of digitizing the entire German rail network, scheduled to be completed almost in its entirety by 2035. For the development of the S-Bahn, the “Digital node Stuttgart” project is also an important step into the future. On the main S-Bahn route, Germany’s most modern signalling system will in future control the shortest ever implemented block sections of only 30 meters in length. S-Bahn trains will therefore travel in closer succession than anywhere in Germany so far. This not only reduces and better eliminates delays but also allows many more trains to travel than today – safely and without having to build a single meter of additional tracks. Note to the editors: *Digital signalling systems The basis for digitization is digital signalling systems (DSTW). Using encrypted data links, a highly secure computer system connects to peripheral elements, such as sensors or points. Like every modern signalling system, a DSTW ensures in particular that trains only enter empty track sections and points are closed in the correct position. Unlike the hitherto common electronic signalling systems (ESTW), the DSTW separates energy supply and data. Using glass fibres, almost any distances between the core of the signalling system and the peripheral elements can be implemented. In Stuttgart, a DSTW controlling more than 100 track kilometers is initially being created. This includes three of the 21 electronic signalling systems planned as part of Stuttgart 21 and other legacy signalling systems. Electronic or digital signalling systems are the basis for ETCS Level 2. *European Train Control System (ETCS) The European Train Control System (ETCS) is a success story. Designed during the 1990’s as a uniform “signalling system” for cross-border European traffic, it is now used worldwide. In the “Digital node Stuttgart“, it is initially used in its Level 2 form. The train and track continuously exchange data via an encrypted radio link. At yellow Eurobalises – a kind of electronic kilometer marker on the track – the trains determine their precise location at regular intervals. Using distance and speed sensors, including wheel revolution counters and radar, the vehicle continuously measures the path travelled and its speed. Together with the data transmitted by the track, including the clear track ahead of the train, the ETCS on-board computer continuously calculates e.g. the clear path ahead of the train and the permissible speed. Unlike conventional old signalling technology, where light points at signals transmit comparatively simple information about a maximum of two sections ahead of the train in a system comparable to a traffic light, the driver is given a much more precise and continuously updated picture with ETCS Level 2. Whereas with conventional control and safety technology such a section is typically at least one kilometer long, it can be reduced to any length with ETCS. *Automatic Train Operation with driver (ATO GoA 2) Automatic Train Operation (ATO) will in future be used in the Digital node Stuttgart with a Grade of Automation of 2 (GoA 2). The system works as a kind of remote-controlled cruise control, with the track telling the train when it should be at which location. The vehicle device controls the speed accordingly. In case of delays, the highest permissible speed is applied, and during operations on schedule, the speed that conserves most energy. At platforms, ATO permits a highly precise stop. The driver is on board, monitors the journey and can intervene at any time. Based on ETCS, ATO facilitates high precision journeys. This avoids delays and reduces the distance between two trains. *Capacity and Traffic Management System (CTMS) The Capacity and Traffic Management System (CTMS) is a central component of future rail operations and is intended to facilitate better utilisation of existing infrastructure through, for example, automatic acceleration and braking operations. This leads to increased capacity and better operating quality. With the current development, the CTMS is based on the latest algorithms in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research (OR). About Thales Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global high technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations –connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology – to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies. The company provides solutions, services and products that help its customers –businesses, organisations and states – in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets to fulfil their critical missions, by placing humans at the heart of the decision-making process. With 83,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2019 (on a basis including Gemalto over 12 months). 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Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office(SUNRIVER, Ore.) — An Oregon man whose car was stuck in the snow for five days survived on taco sauce packets until a snowmobile rider found him, authorities said.Jeremy Taylor, 36, filled up his black Toyota 4Runner with gas on Feb. 24 before driving with his dog, Allie, to a forested ridge, west of Sunriver, Oregon, where he would often enjoy off-roading. But, the SUV got stuck in snow on a Forest Service road, so they spent the night in the snowbound vehicle, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.Taylor awoke the next morning to even more snow on the ground and was unable to move his car. He tried to walk out with his dog but the snow was too deep so they returned to the vehicle.“Jeremy stayed warm over the next four days by periodically starting his vehicle and used a few taco sauce packets he had as food,” Sgt. William Bailey of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Saturday.A snowmobile rider came across the stranded SUV on Friday afternoon and contacted authorities. Rescuers located Taylor and his dog “in good condition, but hungry,” Bailey said.Taylor and his dog were transported to an intersection where he was reunited with family and friends.“The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who assisted with the search for Jeremy and his dog Allie,” Bailey said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Simon Wilsher looks for people motivators, not boardroom mimicsFor successful entrepreneurs, having vision, keeping focused and maintainingcreativity is second nature. Being at the top of the food chain grants them anescape from their desks and the freedom to take a bird’s-eye view of theirorganisations. But for managers, staying true to who they really are and developing theirpeople, is an endless challenge. Many managers mistakenly think that to be a great businessman, they mustadopt traits associated with renowned entrepreneurs. Business mimicry is commonas many confuse being like a great businessman with actually being a greatbusinessman. They should have the confidence to be themselves, not boardroommimics. Imagine the stress of trying to be someone else in the day-to-day cut andthrust of business life. Such pretence can leave individuals and organisationsburnt out. It is common for people at all levels to lose the freshness,enthusiasm and character that first made them successful. Bright sparks areturned into bureaucrats, teams become demotivated, and fast-track companieslose their distinctiveness and direction. Instead of being regarded as aleader, employees see an apparatchik who tows the line, not a motivationalforce to be reckoned with. When managers lose confidence, it stands to reasonthat their employees will follow suit. Company jewels The biggest knock to employee confidence comes from job uncertainty and‘survivor syndrome’ following redundancies. When times are tough, managersreviewing the balance sheets always find that staff are the biggest outlay, sotalent is always the first cut to be made. The biggest challenge for the modernmanager is holding on to their talented people – the ‘company jewels’ – whilechopping off the dead wood. But, it is talent that will drive your company andset it apart from your competitors, so pruning staff should be the last resort.Retaining good people is a two-way thing. Once you have resolved to keephold of them, it is vital to ensure they actually want to stay. If leftunchecked for too long, problems with team spirit can often arise and ballooninto morale-denting issues. Once this occurs, managers will find itincreasingly difficult to tackle the issue. Managers should see that trying to figure out what makes people tick is nota waste of time, as it will directly impact the bottom line. You can’t make anomelette without breaking eggs, and you can’t make a team without breaking downbarriers. Rather than calling in outsiders to manage change, companies need to look totheir own people to help solve problems. Nobody knows an organisation betterthan those who work for it, and the best solutions will be suggested anddelivered by these people. At the heart of the transformation process is confidence. Managers need tosit down with their teams in a non-confrontational environment and begin towork out their motivation for change. Employees need to be pulled out of theircomfort zones and encouraged to drill down to their raison d’àtre, shruggingoff the day-to-day concerns that have engulfed them. Allowing your team to have input into future plans enables them to aligntheir personal goals with those of the team – team successes are also construedas personal triumphs. During an economic downturn, all the benefits of teambuilding efforts can bewiped out in a flash when redundancies are made, damaging morale andundermining management who frequently claim ‘our people are our greatestasset’. Downturns are an area where drastic short-term change is not the bestpractice. Instead of changing the people, change the culture. Managers need tolook at their budgets as though the organisation were their own business, notan open-ended expense account. To do this, they need to make the operationallink between what they do and resource/cost implications. Take heart, though;some of the best business decisions are made during downturns – they forceorganisations to focus on what their customers truly want. Persuading managers to be themselvesOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article
Model output, satellite data, and in situ observations are used to investigate the conditions that gave rise to an extreme wind event at the Australian Casey Station (66.27°S, 110.53°E) on the coast of East Antarctica. The event took place over the period March 20–22, 1992, and resulted in Casey Station’s highest ever wind gust for March (66.9 m s−1, 130 knots) and 10 m mean winds of near 50 m s−1. The event occurred when a deep low was located just north of the coast and there was high surface pressure inland. The rapid deepening of the low took place within a strong baroclinic zone lying north-south between a cold trough and a ridge bringing very warm air southward. A conceptual model is proposed for the very strong winds experienced at Casey Station. Key elements of the model are (1) a synoptic-scale high-low pressure couplet, providing a strengthening pressure gradient; (2) entrainment of radiatively cooled air by the supercritical synoptic gradient, leading to downslope flow; (3) the acceleration of the wind down the lee slope of Law Dome, occurring primarily in response to a topographically induced, long-period, vertically propagating gravity wave; and (4) sources of negative buoyancy, including prestorm radiatively cooled air and, later in the storm, maritime air cooled by heat flux to the ice surface. The topographically induced gravity wave increases the horizontal temperature difference, thus increasing the negative buoyancy of the surface airflow.