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0 reading • GE’s king-size, vintage-style LED light bulbs let you lose your lampshade CNET’s LED Buying Guide makes sense of the light bulb… Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) 17 Photos Light Bulbs 13 LED smart bulbs that are worth the cash CNET Smart Home GE Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now Following a trend set by Philips and Ikea last year, GE Lighting is introducing a new lineup of large-sized, vintage-style LED light bulbs that are basically as big as your head.Available across the US at Lowe’s, the bulbs range from $26 to $38 apiece and come in a variety of shapes and colors, complete with your choice of three different filament styles.Here’s how GE describes the lineup:GE’s new large-sized vintage-style LED light bulbs come in a variety of shapes and colors, and with different filament options for the inside, too. GE Lighting Globe: Available with spiral or weave filaments in clear, amber or smoke glass. These globes measure approximately 1 foot tall and 9 inches in width and diameter. MSRP: $32-$35 Elongated Tube: Choose from spiral filaments in clear, amber or smoke glass. These tubes measure approximately 11.6 inches tall and 3.3 inches in width and diameter. MSRP: $26 Oversized Pear Shape: Select from clear, amber or smoke glass with spiral or weave filaments. These bulbs measure just over a foot tall and 7.7 inches in width and diameter. MSRP: $30-$34 Retro BT56: Available with spiral or weave filaments in clear, amber or smoke glass. These bulbs measure approximately 15.5 inches tall and 8.5 inches in width and diameter. MSRP: $35-$38GE is also offering vintage-style pendant fixtures for the bulbs at $15 each. GE Lighting GE is also offering hanging pendant fixtures for the bulbs, with a matching vintage aesthetic of their own. Available in four styles, they’ll cost $15 each.As for brightness, the new bulbs are listed as 25-watt and 40-watt equivalents, so don’t expect them to put out any more than a few hundred lumens — good for an artsy accent light, but not bright enough for one of them to serve as the primary light source for a room. Color temperatures vary based on the color of the bulb’s glass, with the amber-tinted bulbs putting out a warm, yellowy glow at 2,000 K and the smoke-tinted bulbs putting out stark white light at a temperature of 5,000 K.As for the filaments, they’re actually light-emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged into thin strips to mimic the look of the incandescent light bulbs of the past. It’s an effective trick that makes for admittedly striking designs that combine old-school aesthetics with new-age efficiency.Enlarge ImageThe amber-tinted bulbs put out a warm, candlelike glow. GE Lighting This isn’t GE Lighting’s first foray into vintage-style LEDs, a newly established section of the rapidly changing lighting aisle that seems to connect with consumers who appreciate the nostalgic designs. GE’s previous batch of faux-filament bulbs earned high marks here on CNET for their attractive appearance and strong dimming performance. Dimming will once again be key, as any hint of flicker can turn an exposed bulb into an eyesore. GE Lighting cites the “overwhelming response” to those regular-sized bulbs as the motivation for the new large-sized versions. I asked the company if it could elaborate, and a spokesperson pointed to Nielsen Scantrack data that shows a 20% increase in vintage lighting sales thus far in 2019 versus the same period last year.We’ll be sure to grab a few and test them out for ourselves in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected GE 5W Vintage Style LED Light Bulb • Review • GE’s new vintage-style LED bulbs nail the nostalgia factor Share your voice 2:31 CNET Smart Home Tags Now playing: Watch this: See All Post a comment
which toes did you get? lol More accurately the Episcopal Church gave the 526 to 70 vote at Lambeth in 1998 the one finger salute, and the then Archbishop of Canterbury refused to deal with it.As a result 200 bishops failed to show at the 2008 Lambeth Conference.If he waffles this time, the Anglican Communion’s de facto disintegration will likely become de jure. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,LONDON (RNS) — Three bishops from the Episcopal Diocese of New York have written an open letter to their clergy and parishioners to express their dismay at a request by the archbishop of Canterbury that two gay bishops not bring their spouses to the Anglican Communion’s Lambeth Conference in July of 2020.The letter also explains why, despite consideration of boycotting the meeting, all three New York bishops will attend. “We have concluded that we cannot in conscience remove the voice of the Diocese of New York from the larger conversations at Lambeth,” the letter reads, “regarding sexuality and the inclusion of LGBTQ people in the full sacramental life of the church.”The Lambeth Conference convenes bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion once a decade in Canterbury, England. The issue of homosexuality has dominated the last two gatherings, exposing deep differences between bishops from the global South and the U.S. and Canada.The Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool smiles following her ordination and consecration ceremony on May 15, 2010, in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)One of the two sitting bishops affected by Archbishop Welby’s decision, Mary Glasspool, is an assistant bishop in the New York diocese. The first lesbian to be named a bishop in the Anglican Communion, she is married to Becki Sander. Kevin Robertson, suffragan bishop since 2016 in the Toronto diocese of the Church of Canada, married his longtime partner, Mohan Sharma, in December. The husband of Rev. Thomas Brown, slated to be consecrated as a bishop in the diocese of Maine in June, will also not be invited.The letter was signed by Glasspool as well as Bishop Andrew L. Dietsch and the diocese’s suffragan bishop, Allen K. Shin.The archbishop of Canterbury reportedly contacted Glasspool before Christmas to inform her of his position and express his regret at the pain it may cause.Robertson told Religion News Service he was profoundly disappointed but not surprised to learn that Sharma was not invited to the conference. He said he was grateful to have had a 20-minute meeting with Archbishop Welby in London last month. “The archbishop said to me that if he invited same-sex spouses to the Lambeth Conference there wouldn’t be a conference at all. I think he felt that it would be a step too far for some of the bishops if they were to attend.”The decision came to public attention when Anglican Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon posted the news on the communion’s website in mid-February. “The invitation process has needed to take account of the Anglican Communion’s position on marriage which is that it is the lifelong union of a man and a woman,” he wrote, citing Resolution 1.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference.“Given this,” the post said, “it would be inappropriate for same-sex spouses to be invited to the conference.”Idowu-Fearon said it was up to individual provinces to appoint their own bishops, and, therefore, all bishops currently serving in the Anglican Communion were being invited to the conference, an allusion to the fact that Gene Robinson, the former bishop of New Hampshire and first openly gay and partnered bishop in the Anglican Communion, had been barred from the last Lambeth Conference in 2008.Simon Sarmiento, chair of the Church of England advocacy group LGBTI Mission, said, “It is bizarre to invite same-sex married bishops while excluding their spouses. This action fails on every count. It will be seen in England as pure homophobia, and it will do nothing to appease those bishops who refuse to view same-sex relationships as anything other than sinful.”“I wonder who the archbishop would uninvite if he was serious about the Anglican Communion’s opposition to homophobia,” Sarmiento added.The decision has provoked soul searching among some liberal-leaning bishops. Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool, announced on Twitter that his wife would decline her invitation to the conference in an act of solidarity with gay spouses.“I deeply regret that in the fractious complexities of our life as a worldwide people this act of exclusion has taken place,” said Bayes. “It is a grief to me and to my wife and to many others. Despite this I aim to attend the conference, alone, in the hope of a common future.”The New York bishops stressed that they are attending as representatives of their flocks. While the letter says the topic will “occupy some of our time” when the American church’s bishops meet in North Carolina later this month, they wrote, “We go to Lambeth so that you will be at Lambeth.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby listens to debate at the General Synod in London on Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)Many bishops belonging to the traditionalist Global Anglican Future Conference, known as GAFCON, have already decided to boycott the conference to protest the fact that Episcopal Church USA, the Church of Canada and the Scottish Episcopal Church have voted to allow same-sex marriage in recent years. No bishops from Rwanda, Nigeria or Uganda will be attending Lambeth 2020, and many from other African, Asian and South American provinces are also expected to stay away.Canon Andrew Symes, executive secretary of Anglican Mainstream, which calls itself a “voice for orthodox Anglican faith,” said the archbishop of Canterbury faced an unavoidable dilemma once the Episcopal Church approved same-sex marriage.“Despite promises that there would be ‘consequences’ for this, they never materialized,” Symes said. “The liberal churches continued their program, causing further division with those with more conservative views.”Symes continued, “The problem is not primarily with individuals, but a church leadership culture which has gone against what the Anglican Communion has decided and developed a different understanding of Christian teaching.“Not inviting spouses addresses the problem in the wrong way and penalizes individuals. This situation is inevitable when large, powerful churches disregard the historic teaching from the Bible which they have inherited, and the democratic view of the Church as a whole.”Bishop Robertson said he will also attend the conference, but no decision has yet been taken about whether Sharma will accompany him to Canterbury. “He would be peering in from the outside, and that would be difficult for him and for me and for many other people.”The New York delegation’s letter makes it clear that all three bishops’ spouses will go to England, even though Sander “will not be permitted to participate in the Lambeth conversations and activities,” the letter reads, adding, “Margaret Dietsche and Clara Mun are also planning to go to England, to stand with Becki.” Tagsbishops Church of Canada Episcopal Church homepage featured Justin Welby Kevin Roberston Lambeth Conference LGBT LGBTQ Mary Glasspool,You may also like Bruce Patterson says: March 5, 2019 at 3:23 pm March 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm March 4, 2019 at 9:28 pm Mark Connelly says: March 4, 2019 at 2:44 pm RidingTheLine says: By: Rosie Dawson Rick Brant says: Man wants to sincerely give up sexuality in general and doesn’t want to back slide. Helene Gates says: Christ taught that homosexuals would not see the Kingdom of Heaven – in several places. He does not throw Christians in Hell. Mark Connelly says: Mark Connelly says: Spuddie says: Bill Paca says: Share This! You brought the church to me; you are the person doing the preaching. And I don’t want your preaching but you climbed on your soapbox anyway. Thanks for being the hypocrite. irondrake says: March 4, 2019 at 2:18 pm It is a typically conservative response to shut down the conversation by saying to enemies, essentially:We refuse to engage with you in any way, shape, or form, including socializing with you and breaking bread with you, unless and until you submit entirely to our way of thinking. We will also use any power at our disposal to ban your very presence from our midst until you do. You’re welcome to join us once you’ve come around to our way of thinking.Somehow I can’t imagine Jesus endorsing this – after all, he dined with prostitutes and tax collectors. Sandi in EL says: Alexandra says: Rick Brant says: Mark Connelly says: You are a lost soul! irondrake says: March 1, 2019 at 4:04 pm I dare these three fake Episcopal bishops from New York to show up in this forum. Oh no, no snarkiness from me, even though these guys are faker than a 3-dollar bill and should be made to pay the processing fees for their own Excommunication. I just want them to show up and RidingTheLine says: Gosh why would Religious leaders not be welcoming such people?https://www.medinstitute.org/2016/08/the-consequences-of-heterosexual-anal-sex-for-women/ irondrake says: March 5, 2019 at 10:14 am March 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm Spuddie says: Rick Brant says: No. I have always treated all those who are unwilling to repent of their sins the same: barred from the Chalice.Sorry if equal treatment for all offends you. I’d love that, too, but the bible is the last thing they want to discuss. Thankfully, I will not need to rely on you or include you in the loop for the status of my soul. So far, you seem to be on very good terms with evil rather than good. Feel free to troll someone else with your Bible-thumping. Too bad that you don’t know your Bible as well as you think you do. Art says: “Chris” who? Let’s stick to Paul telling you to not telling me anything. Why do you ignore his misogyny in favor of his homophobia? You mean the whole concept of treating people as human beings and not looking for excuses for malicious action towards them. Its called being civilized and honest. I can see why that is at odds with a religion whose primary figure demanded as one the most important actions for his followers to “love thy neighbor”. /s Spuddie says: Ben in Oakland says: Susan Humphreys says: March 4, 2019 at 1:56 pm Susan Humphreys says: Some are way ahead of you.I know a guy who plans to renounce all sexuality soon as he hits 80. The Catholics did NOT teach that until 1950.This is your fourth correction on it by two different posters.Nor did Archbishop Pell say it was fabricated. March 5, 2019 at 5:10 pm March 1, 2019 at 4:48 pm March 4, 2019 at 11:09 am March 4, 2019 at 11:11 am Sandi in EL says: Rick Brant says: TimTripod says: Mary Mag wasn’t a prostitute. To be fair no spouses should be invited.On the otherhand….the same sex spouses should still go to the conference. ONLY by seeing and meeting and talking with others will the prejudice be erased. Shawnie5 says: There had to be one male and one female each.The theological position is that deity – by whatever means – made a first male and a first female with souls and with the capacity for life in the spiritual.Obviously genetics does not speak, and cannot speak, to that. Sure, I believe in primeval parents — genetics indicates that.Literal six days? No. March 4, 2019 at 7:40 pm March 4, 2019 at 12:40 pm Not quite my question. 96% of our DNA is shared with chimpanzees. Because haters gotta hate. I guess without someone to say “God hates you!”, there really is no point to having a religious belief for you. I saw a film clip of the man – he is straight out of satan’s den! To think that twit was in charge of a “church” – no wonder they are as heretical as they’ve turned out to be. I hear that some segments of the church are fighting back finally, and was glad to see that. March 5, 2019 at 8:51 pm March 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm JD says: It has been well known that I am an Atheist Mr. Brant. Where have you been? Shawnie5 says: March 2, 2019 at 7:22 pm Genetics points to all life being made up of the same essential “stuff.” Interestingly, a hydrogel of clay — pretty much as Genesis indicates.https://cornell.app.box.com/v/clay RidingTheLine says: March 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm e_monster says: nope. Try again. They are not members of Christ’s church would be on reason. Homosexuals are not Christian RidingTheLine says: RidingTheLine says: D.M.S. says: Sandi in EL says: Sandi in EL says: Mark Connelly says: March 3, 2019 at 5:38 pm March 3, 2019 at 6:55 pm March 2, 2019 at 5:36 pm March 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm Christ didn’t actually say anything on that topic. That would be you folks claiming after the fact that every word of the Old Testament belongs to Jesus so that you can weaponize them against other people. Nice. Totally hypocritical but nice. Try sending flowers next time. Sandi in EL says: Spong was satanic RidingTheLine says: still no scripture, eh? show me where he said that and I’ll show you where you are wrong March 2, 2019 at 8:09 pm Not quite relevant. Genetics point to primeval parents and so does Genesis. Then what was it that the 70 Hebrew scholars worked on for the Greek-speaking Jewish diaspora? What did they read in the synagogues?The Hebrew Bible or Tanakh. Spuddie says: Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 I have never done that. What I do is say that LGBTs need to repent of their sins, SAME AS EVERYBODY ELSE.You really don’t like equality, do you? Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Sandi in EL says: March 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm By: Rosie Dawson March 2, 2019 at 2:52 pm You appear to have crossed your wires.In fact they did get their way, 526-70:https://disqus.com/home/discussion/religionnews/episcopal_bishops_object_to_same_sex_spouses_disinvitation_to_global_conference/#comment-4360284282It is the Americans in the Episcopal Church doing the “Wah, wah, wah!” Yes the theological position is not a theory or hypothesis – just speculation. March 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm March 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm The bible didn’t exist when jesus was alive, assuming he was. Rick Brant says: March 4, 2019 at 9:13 pm I make it a point to treat all people the same.You always have a problem with that. Now you are making things up – as you often do.The only thing I advocate is that unrepentant LGBTs be barred from approaching the Chalice – just like any other person who refuses to repent of their sins. And I know of non-LGBTs who have likewise been barred from approaching the Chalice, so don’t even try that “No other alleged sin gets your attention” nonsense. Thank you for confirming my previous post, Ms. Humphreys. irondrake says: floydlee says: March 1, 2019 at 5:01 pm Mark Connelly says: Rick Brant says: RidingTheLine says: Shawnie5 says: March 4, 2019 at 2:44 pm Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email March 4, 2019 at 1:40 pm lol.I suggest you tell him that God is not mocked. We just have to keep telling them what Christ said because, as I’m sure you know, sincerity is not what will get them into Heavem The theological position is based on the belief that Christ died for all men, which would be rather unnecessary if mankind did not need saving.The entire New Testament rests on there being an Adam and an Eve.An example of speculation would be considering the application of that to sentient beings not descended from Adam and Ever. RidingTheLine says: Jim Johnson says: Sandi in EL says: March 5, 2019 at 2:27 pm Rosie Dawson,159 Comments Click here to post a comment March 1, 2019 at 3:44 pm March 4, 2019 at 1:57 pm March 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm That is all you have done here. But why be honest when you can be passive aggressive. 🙂 Thankfully, you are not on the heavenly pre-selection committee for who gets saved. Mind your own heavenly business. Baizuo says: Ah, well, that’s too bad. 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March 3, 2019 at 11:31 am March 5, 2019 at 8:19 pm March 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm March 5, 2019 at 11:42 am March 2, 2019 at 8:55 pm According to Anglican Ink, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby pleaded privately with the three bishops in “same sex marriages”: “if I invite your spouses to the Lambeth Conference, there won’t be a Lambeth Conference.” In 1998, after a titanic struggle with the Communion bureaucracy, the Global South pushed through Resolution I.10 on Human Sexuality by a vote of 526 to 70. https://churchsociety.org/issues_new/ethics/sexuality/Iss_ethics_sexuality_lambeth-1-10.aspwhich included these words:“…* while rejecting homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture, calls on all our people to minister pastorally and sensitively to all irrespective of sexual orientation and to condemn irrational fear of homosexuals, violence within marriage and any trivialisation and commercialisation of sex;*cannot advise the legitimising or blessing of same sex unions nor ordaining those involved in same gender unions; …”The Episcopal Church then departed from the standard of teaching on human sexuality accepted by the Communion with Resolution 1.10 by consenting to the episcopal election of a candidate living in a same-sex relationship, and by permitting Rites of Blessing for same-sex unions. The episcopal ministry of a person living in a same-sex relationship is not acceptable to the majority of the Communion.The Primates went on to specify a number of conditions that would indicate a sign of repentance by the Episcopal Church, failing which it should not be invited to the Lambeth Conference of 2008.When the Episcopal Church fudged all these conditions, the Archbishop of Canterbury invited all the Episcopal Bishops (except Gene Robinson) to Lambeth anyway. This repudiation of the Primates’ demands led directly to the 2008 Global Anglican Future Conference in Jerusalem and the absence of more than 200 bishops at Lambeth later that year.That provides some background as to what is at stake for the Anglican Communion – survival. RidingTheLine says: RidingTheLine says: I think that is highly open to debate. Nor is it particularly relevant. The source you cite is founded for Joel McIlhaney, a known ideologue on the subject of sex, A promoter of abstinence only education, which is known not to work, and funded by James Leininger, a millionaire founder of conservative and faith based causes. But most important, it is an article about the consequences of anal sex for heterosexuals, and has nothing to do with the question at hand. Moreover, I suspect that a good many of the problems with it have more to do with unprotected sex and/or with multiple partners and/or not doing it right then an actual problem with anal sex itself. But it’s still irrelevant, unless you are planning on establish a police state to make sure everyone does only what they are supposed to do. Be reasonable and compromise: Do things my way. March 3, 2019 at 8:34 am Art says: March 1, 2019 at 6:59 pm March 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm March 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm Share This! March 5, 2019 at 11:48 am March 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm Gosh! why would you refer to an article about anal sex, especially among hetrosexuals? His “lack” of existence is nothing more than a figment of your perverted imagination, steeped in zany atheism from childhood forward, unable to conceive of anything bigger than your personal experience. Art says: Oooh, Ben wants to discuss the Bible (except for 1 Cor.6:9-11, of course.)But that’s kewl. No complaints from me. Genesis 1-2 is clear on why gay marriage is wrong, and Jesus Himself even affirmed its historicity and exclusively gender-complementarian explanation of human marriage.Wanna disprove it? Hmm? March 4, 2019 at 11:10 am As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Sandi in EL says: RidingTheLine says: March 2, 2019 at 5:28 pm March 2, 2019 at 5:51 pm March 3, 2019 at 3:15 pm “…pants and bedrooms…”I did not bring up the subject.“So ready to judge…”Judgement belongs to the Lord, and He has judged homosexual relations to be sinful.I had nothing to do with it; the Lord did not ask my advice on the matter. One that comes to faith under a turn or burn narrative will, in turn, believe that Christianity is defined as obeying a purification code (albeit cherry-picked among the scriptures). So the gospel (good news) to them is all about not being tortured forever in the afterlife. The only escape is to be open to being educated. Unfortunately, many aren’t.The problem is that Christianity becomes more about toeing a religious or doctrinal line to them rather than loving one’s neighbor. And so loving one’s neighbor is then reduced to the terms of warning others (ie those that don’t believe the way they do, or those who commit select ‘sins’ they don’t approve of) about hell – not necessarily the hell as descriptive of its Jewish context in which Jesus gave it – but rather in the context of merely how they view it. They’re a product of what’s taught within their own tribe. Many of these same folks can’t fathom any distinction between what the biblical writers actually meant vs. their own contemporary understanding of it. They’re wholly unaware of any difference. To them, God’s view is defined, not by what the Bible says, but rather what THEY THINK the Bible says. So ultimately, God morphs into whatever goes on inside their head. That’s the danger. And so THEIR IDEAS about God actually becomes their God. That’s why they presume to have the authority to assert things to others. They actually believe their words are of God, which is why you can’t have a reasonable discussion with them. Their opinions (which to them are synonymous to God’s truth) trump rationality, logic, and science. And when those things bring tension to their beliefs, they attribute it to the devil’s work rather than grappling with it. It’s dishonest on their part (dishonest both to themselves and others), but they refuse to deal with it. And it’s sad, because it casts a bad light upon those of us who cling to the words of Jesus and at least attempt to base our faith on the practical aspects of loving our neighbors. I suggest you try watching real news rather than rightwing nut sites. I don’t see how “seeing and meeting and talking with others” should make any difference. Even if they are really nice people -and I have met some really nice homosexuals – their sexual preferences are still sinful. No amount of “seeing and meeting and talking” changes that bottom line. March 5, 2019 at 11:42 am March 2, 2019 at 5:27 pm Worse, they think that they are guarding “God” from the “unworthy” as they define it for everyone but themselves. They literally believe that their poop doesn’t stink. March 3, 2019 at 12:01 pm March 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm How sad for you. Just think of the look on his face when he realizes he’s going to spend an eternity burning in hell for his heresy. March 4, 2019 at 1:58 pm ““Despite promises that there would be ‘consequences’ for this, they never materialized,” Symes said. “The liberal churches continued their program, causing further division with those with more conservative views.”Umm, i’m pretty sure it’s the conservatives who have threatened to take their chasubles and go home. “All other learning has progressed, yet some prefer to keep religious knowledge frozen, never to develop.”Those are the folks who think religious knowledge is contingent on revelation from God.Since God stopped speaking with the death of the last Apostle, that puts those folks at a disadvantage to you, who can make it up out of whole cloth right out of whatever. March 5, 2019 at 5:41 pm March 4, 2019 at 1:50 am March 5, 2019 at 5:07 pm “We’re going to calmly and reasonably discuss the role of gays in the church at this meeting. By the way, No Gays Allowed.” LOL Shawnie5 says: That need to judge others as if you were Jesus is why casting pearls in front of you is such a bad idea and why I don’t. Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email It does and it has as proven by the changes in attitudes towards homosexuality and same sex marriage in the US and a few other countries. Homosexuality isn’t a sin but saying it is is. Ben in Oakland says: I would love to see more Protestant denominations, like the Anglican church, take steps in the same direction as the one taken by the recent UMC General Conference. It’d be so nice to see a trend towards churches upholding the words of the Bible for a change. Jesus himself held the Bible in such high regard and it’s nothing short of disturbing to see so many Christians in the Western world nowadays deciding they know better than He did. March 4, 2019 at 7:03 pm D.M.S. says: March 4, 2019 at 10:48 am March 4, 2019 at 10:57 am March 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm Richard Rush says: Amen. Rick Brant says: Not me.“The fool says in their heart: ‘There is no God’. “(Psalm 14:1)I don’t say that.Neither do I reject His Word.Sounds like you do, Ms. Humphreys. You want to get into other people’s pants and bedrooms to judge them while simultaneously declaring to everyone that you don’t have a clue and don’t want one. That’s almost cute in a really creepy, pervy way. Sandi in EL says: How would that be sad for anyone but him? Mark Connelly says: Jim Johnson says: Rick Brant says: Rick Brant says: Art says: March 4, 2019 at 3:46 pm Mark Connelly says: March 2, 2019 at 2:10 pm Art says: TimTripod says: LOL! I love how completely spineless you guys are when it comes to expressing your bigotry and malice. Its as if you think people are fooled by “God makes me hate them”. Shorter version of your rantAdvocating treating them as less than people. From being unworthy of belonging in a church with yourself. Something you do for no other forms of “sinners”. ” And I know of non-LGBTs who have likewise been barred from approaching the Chalice, so don’t even try that “No other alleged sin gets your attention” nonsense.”A flat out lie. You have never treated any other form of “sin” with the same zeal to attack, defame or revile as you do here. All you are saying here is that your belief is used as a pretext for hating others as well. It appears the only appeal to your kind of belief is the shameless way it is employed to avoid responsibility for acting like a terrible person to others. Spuddie says: March 1, 2019 at 4:54 pm March 4, 2019 at 11:41 am March 4, 2019 at 10:21 am sure, sure Bill Paca says: I get the impression that he’s been sleep-deprived and overindulging in certain recreational, uh, substances. Make that “is”.He is unfortunately still around. Sandi in EL says: March 1, 2019 at 6:56 pm March 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm March 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, read it. There you are proclaiming your ignorance of the Bible to be exclusive expertise. Nice. Bill Paca says: March 4, 2019 at 11:26 am Coming from someone who relies on alternet.org and religioustolerance.org for news and “deep thoughts”, that is screamingly funny. RidingTheLine says: There you go, finding wiggle room for yourself in very clear, unambiguous language while taking very unclear language in the Bible to condemn others. That’s exactly what I expected from you. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Spuddie says: March 1, 2019 at 7:01 pm Nobody is saying “God hates you.” You are hallucinating again, Spud. Ben in Oakland says: RidingTheLine says: March 4, 2019 at 11:20 am Spuddie says: Rick Brant says: Baizuo says: March 3, 2019 at 8:58 am March 4, 2019 at 9:20 pm Passive aggressive behavior from anti-gay bigots in church leadership?Why am I not surprised here? March 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm Art says: Typical holy hypocrite. Creepy need to get into other people’s beds and bedrooms. News flash. No one wants you there. It’s not Dancing with the Stars for pervs like you. March 4, 2019 at 3:49 pm March 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm March 5, 2019 at 5:16 pm Bill Paca says: Ben in Oakland says: Share This! March 4, 2019 at 7:41 pm Here is Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong’s suggestions for reforming Christianity:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Shelby_Spong#%22Points_for_Reform%22_of_ChristianityThe inherent structure of their church makes it impossible to correct this sort of heresy. Share This! Spuddie says: March 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm Obviously not enough. “…not a theory or hypothesis – just speculation.”Or revelation. LOL! That was worthy of Tater but not of Ben. Tsk, tsk… You are another one who doesn’t know that Christ is God? You would need to belong to Jesus to make that assertion March 1, 2019 at 5:27 pm Sandi in EL says: March 2, 2019 at 2:06 pm “God” doesn’t exist Mr. Brant. “He” is nothing more than a figment of your perverted imagination. March 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm RidingTheLine says: March 4, 2019 at 1:46 pm again, they are not Christian Sandi in EL says: Shawnie5 says: March 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm March 4, 2019 at 1:19 pm Rick Brant says: Art says: Mark Connelly says: March 3, 2019 at 1:43 pm He does. Baizuo says: March 2, 2019 at 6:17 pm Because sin remains sin.Without the notion that there is a right and a wrong beyond your personal preferences, you will never understand religious beliefs. Sandi in EL says: TimTripod says: March 4, 2019 at 9:17 pm March 1, 2019 at 4:42 pm March 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm March 5, 2019 at 11:47 am Brian Curtis says: LOL! That is why you attack their membership in a church, employment, raising families, housing, public recognition and any legal protections. You treat them as less than people in order to justify personal bigotry. You treat no other group anywhere close to the same. No other alleged sin gets your attention this way. In fact you are more than willing to make cheap excuses for such things. You are simply lying in order to pretend your personal prejudice is beyond criticism. Typical spineless appeal by conservative Christian. Susan Humphreys says: Susan Humphreys says: March 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm Nope. No, I treat LGBTs as fully human, and as fully needing to acknowledge and repent of their sins as anybody else. You treat them as different than everybody else, as if they get a special exemption and don’t need to repent.So I’ll see your LMAO and raise you a ROF. Spuddie says: March 4, 2019 at 2:41 pm March 4, 2019 at 11:13 am Ben in Oakland says: March 6, 2019 at 10:06 am No. I’m showing yours. You don’t know that Christ is God? Sandi in EL says: March 4, 2019 at 12:59 pm Chris said all things on that issue “I think that is highly open to debate.”Heterosexual bowels and sphincters differ substantially from homosexual bowels and sphincters? March 4, 2019 at 2:49 pm Rick Brant says: Elagabalus says: March 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm You are still blathering away. Why is Paul’s homophobia okay with you when he told you as a woman to be quite and let us men folk talk? March 4, 2019 at 9:25 pm March 4, 2019 at 3:15 pm We aren’t gathered in His name, Riding. We are gathered by RNS.You shot yourself in the foot Sandi in EL says: March 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm March 2, 2019 at 6:33 pm March 4, 2019 at 11:25 am March 2, 2019 at 2:54 pm You may get the privilege of a personal relationship with Jesus, rather than a love affair with hatred. March 4, 2019 at 6:49 pm Spuddie says: RidingTheLine says: March 4, 2019 at 9:08 pm March 4, 2019 at 3:44 pm March 4, 2019 at 9:12 pm March 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm Thanks, I thought he was gone You have always chosen to treat gay people with malice and hostility in a way you treat nobody else. You only treat that specific “sin” in such a fashion. Bearing false witness is evidently not sinful to you. Sorry if you expect such pitiful dishonest talk to be taken seriously. It is laughable. What annoys you most seems to be that I won’t let you off the hook for bigotry by letting you call it “God’s will” or “denouncing sin”. I am not denouncing religious belief, Christianity or God. Just your obviously dishonest petty excuses for your personal beliefs and prejudices. Catholicism March 1, 2019 at 4:28 pm It has been well known that I am a Christian, Ms. Humphreys.So it may be asked: Where have YOU been. Sandi in EL says: no need to wiggle – it was in the first sentence that you quoted……lol……this is getting fun! irondrake says: March 2, 2019 at 2:12 pm March 4, 2019 at 3:52 pm Sandi in EL says: March 4, 2019 at 1:48 pm No. That is not true. Jesus never said a single word on that issue. Paul ran at the mouth; the Old Testament talks about pagan practices. According to Paul, you should keep your opinions to yourself. According to him, you should not be telling us men folk anything. Yes, I sure do believe in being civilized and honest. That is why I treat LGBTs the same as everybody else. But I guess you don’t like that. Have you blocked me yet? “it never validates the assertions with any reasoning, evidence, or logic.”It is not a philosophy text.“And, If homosexuality cannot be shown to cause harm to other people, or even to themselves, there is no legitimate reason to oppose it, despite the assertions of ancient ignorant bigots who claimed that they were speaking for a god, or more preposterously, quoting a god.”Nor was it a Libertarian text, which appears in the 17th century as a development of anarchism.The notion that every man is an island free to do as she and he wishes, and not a member of a society, is quite modern.“Unlike religion, homosexuality has never ever caused any harm whatsoever to anyone, so there cannot be any legitimate objection to people living in accordance with that innate orientation.”There are solid arguments that homosexual behavior damages the society in which it takes place.Since, as an LGBT advocate, those arguments would be dismissed out of hand by you, I won’t bother recapping them.“Actually, the earth and humanity would benefit from more homosexuality and less heterosexuality because ….”.If your parents were homosexuals, you wouldn’t be here. Whether that would be a benefit or not I suppose depends on perspective. Ben in Oakland says: RidingTheLine says: Bill Paca says: Art says: 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 March 4, 2019 at 5:40 pm The first sentence betrayed you. If you can prove what you asserted, then try. But don’t shoot yourself in the foot again Genetics points to common ancestors, not primal parents. At least the kind of genetics that isn’t taught in Baptist sunday school. I’m sure you haven’t the faintest idea what those statements even mean. God doesn’t need that from you and no one else does either. Susan Humphreys says: Ron McPherson says: Well, since you want to discuss the bible, here’s a question for you. You’re the best sola scriptorum defender I know.Is the story of Adam and Eve and The Fall in Genesis a literal retelling of fact, as floydlee has stated, as the Baptists think now and the Catholics taught until 1950, or is it an allegory and a myth fabricated for religious purposes, as Cardinal Pell so charmingly put it? Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email March 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm RidingTheLine says: Bill Paca says: Sandi in EL says: March 1, 2019 at 7:19 pm Sandi in EL says: Let’s put 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 out there:New International Version 9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. Footnotes:a 1 Corinthians 6:9 The words men who have sex with men translate two Greek words that refer to the passive and active participants in homosexual acts.New Revised Standard Version9 Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, 10 thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. Susan Humphreys says: Sandi in EL says: Mark Connelly says: Dorothy called. She wants her Brainless Straw Man back. Funny you don’t have any authority to demand such things. Do your own research; I have done mine. RidingTheLine says: Funny how that is not your place to declare for anyone but you. Since you presume to make that declaration for others all you do is declare yourself against Christ, not for him. God doesn’t need you to babysit Him. March 4, 2019 at 11:20 am Ben in Oakland says: I don’t see any scripture references LMAO! If you didn’t bear ill will, you would be bearing none at all. Veracity has never been a strong point. Your “I treat all people the same” is a flat out lie. Your entire argument here has been about why you are completely unabashed in your desire to treat LGBT people as less than human. You made your position clear. No sense in trying to lie to me and others now. March 4, 2019 at 11:18 am Since you deny a deity, and sin, you’re hardly in a position to say what is or is not sin, are you? March 4, 2019 at 9:20 pm floydlee says: irondrake says: March 5, 2019 at 1:37 pm March 4, 2019 at 1:20 pm Republicans and some Religious nuts have really bought into Goebbel’s dictum.The Bible is merely the work of men. ONLY a fool would accept it as the “word of “God” and as unassailable.Are you a fool Mr. Brant? So ready to judge falsely. So interested in other people’s pants and bedrooms. doing so, which is which is why I talk to you, Riding IS TRANSLATION: We Hate Gays. Sandi in EL says: Another p rain who doesn’t understand what a straw man is. You probably misuse “ad hominem” as well. March 4, 2019 at 8:52 am Spuddie says: RidingTheLine says: I doubt that………but it’s your lie tell it anyway that you like.Bible-bashing is that what your master Satan had you do for him?And you’re still Satans minion.Thanks for being so truthful right up front, that rare.Take care. March 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm March 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm March 5, 2019 at 4:42 pm RidingTheLine says: p rain? March 4, 2019 at 10:47 am March 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm The first sentence betrayed you; only in churches, my friend. Try again. March 5, 2019 at 2:32 pm March 5, 2019 at 10:08 am March 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm Bill Paca says: March 5, 2019 at 8:12 pm March 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm March 3, 2019 at 8:28 am http://mediafactwatch.com/2019-01-23-remaining-credibility-establishment-media-is-now-shot-to-pieces-after-fake-news.htmlThe Democrats and the anti-religious nuts are living Goebbel’s dictum. March 1, 2019 at 4:08 pm March 5, 2019 at 4:49 pm March 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm That’s quite amusing. Really. irondrake says: March 1, 2019 at 4:56 pm March 4, 2019 at 1:21 pm Compassion International’s Roadshow Tour combines music and ministry Sandi in EL says: RidingTheLine says: Sandi in EL says: That conveys nothing relevant to the discussion. March 4, 2019 at 9:19 pm Sandi in EL says: Sandi and others like her like to think they’re driving souls to Christianity. But they cannot comprehend that their blatant bigotry and homophobia drives people away. March 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm Sandi in EL says: Rick Brant says: Joseph Jaglowicz says: Shawnie5 says: And, as homosexuals walked away from the church, so Christ allowed the young rich man to leave also, when he could not follow that which Christ wanted, And yet, somehow, He managed to quote it and refer to it dozens of times.Your statement is like someone saying “The U.S. Constitution didn’t exist in 1800” because it didn’t have all the amendments then that it does now. RidingTheLine says: Ben in Oakland says: No, but he IS “far out”. Rosie Dawson March 3, 2019 at 6:43 pm Art says: irondrake says: But he did not endorse prostitution or extortion by tax collectors.His stock phrase was “Go, and sin no more.” Share This! March 4, 2019 at 11:39 am March 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm News • Photos of the Week RidingTheLine says: Chalk up the greater acceptance of LGBT in the West to the relentless propaganda emanating from the mass media, educational institutions, big business, and governments.They follow Goebbels’ dictum: “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.”The Scripture and 2000 years of Christian moral teaching maintain that homosexual relations are sinful. The statement “Homosexuality isn’t a sin but saying it is is.” is therefore demonstrably false. You probably believe it from having repeated it so many times I can vouch for the sincerity of some.No I don’t know what to do about them either. Is there really that much difference in that part of the anatomy? He said they were sick and in need of a Physician. Are you prepared to acknowledge the same? No, you don’t. You single out LGBT people for attack. You make excuses for sins of those within your own circle of support. Sin is something for other people, never yourself. “You really don’t like equality, do you?”Said the person who is always the first to support discrimination, ostracism, and revile people and claim it is “God’s will” as an excuse. When have you stopped lying and reviling? There you go, making the usual holy hypocrite rush to judgment. Bet that I have put more time into Bible study than you have. Back in my religious days I never lost a Bible-bashing debate with anyone. Then, I cam to my senses and realized that it was just a bunch of nonsense from a past era that had caused more harm than good. You are evidence of that. March 1, 2019 at 5:15 pm March 4, 2019 at 11:03 am March 2, 2019 at 2:08 pm All of these texts reflect how people viewed and understood the world in their time. All other learning has progressed, yet some prefer to keep religious knowledge frozen, never to develop. I understand the view that God is unchanging. I don’t understand the idea that people’s understanding of God ought never to grow and evolve. March 4, 2019 at 11:14 am Thanks for putting Corinthians 6:9-11 “out there.” As always, when the Bible asserts that homosexuals are sinners, an abomination, wrongdoers, and “shall be put to death,” it never validates the assertions with any reasoning, evidence, or logic. And, If homosexuality cannot be shown to cause harm to other people, or even to themselves, there is no legitimate reason to oppose it, despite the assertions of ancient ignorant bigots who claimed that they were speaking for a god, or more preposterously, quoting a god.Unlike religion, homosexuality has never ever caused any harm whatsoever to anyone, so there cannot be any legitimate objection to people living in accordance with that innate orientation.Actually, the earth and humanity would benefit from more homosexuality and less heterosexuality because 1) it would reduce the vast number of unwanted/unintended pregnancies, and 2) it would provide more adoptive parents to care for the unwanted/unintended children still being produced, and 3) there would be some reduction in the release of greenhouse gases which exacerbate global warming. Therefore, the Bible should be ignored on the issue of homosexuality because the assertions contained in it have no basis in rational thinking and evidence.And furthermore, advocating the full social acceptance of gay people strengthens family bonds, and thus it is the authentic pro-family position. It is the anti-gay crowd who are actually anti-family by doing everything they can to tear families apart. A statement made notwithstanding any comment you have made here or elsewhere on the subject. You attack LGBT people for its own sake. Because you feel you can do so without consequence. How spineless. Thanks for admitting that you aren’t dragging Jesus around behind you like your personal hall pass. But still go away. Sooner better than later. Susan Humphreys says: Nope. Good thing that I don’t need guidance from a self-blinded guide, like you. March 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm Mark Connelly says: Sandi in EL says: Please go “bless” someone else. “In church” is wherever “two or more” are gathered in his name, so every time you climb on your soapbox to preach to anyone, you are taking “church” with you. Sunday school is dismissed. Go away. Consider my sandals dusted in your direction. JD says: Sandi in EL says: Especially if you’re an Episcopalian. Mark Connelly says: To be fair no same sex spouses should be invited. The structure of the Episcopal Church makes it nearly impossible to reverse course.Think of it as a triennial Democratic Party Convention, with the nominee already nominated in closed door sessions, and at least one Debbie Wasserman Schultz at each diocese picking off the potential competing nominees with dirty tricks.When parishes started exiting, they rigged up the Dennis Canon to try to keep that from happening.No, that ship has sailed.The Anglican Communion is not really a church. It is a group of completely independent churches in communion (although not really anymore) with the Archbishop of Canterbury.Unfortunately the last five – 1974–1980 Donald Coggan, 1980–1991 Robert Runcie, 1991–2002 George Carey, 2002–2012 Rowan Williams, 2013–present Justin Welby – have been towers of Jello, so even that means less every year. RidingTheLine says: Take a breath. March 4, 2019 at 1:01 pm To the episcopal homophobes: “Wah, wah, wah. If I don’t get my way, I’m taking my marbles home.” The future church of inclusion is not coming.It is here. Get used to it. Or burrow into your cocoons and pretend, unlike Jesus, you are not here.“I was a stranger, and you welcomed me” (Mt 25:35). RidingTheLine says: March 4, 2019 at 12:54 pm It was more like God took a time out when the Holy Spirit came, but it’s a new Day, a different time. March 3, 2019 at 7:16 pm By: Rosie Dawson RidingTheLine says: I’m fairly sure anal has the same impact on anyone who engages in it. It has been obvious that you are a Christian Mr. Brant. You have made that blatantly clear with your remarks! I have been right here.,Miniature Washington Cathedral to be created with Lego bricks March 2, 2019 at 7:11 pm It is amazing that you declare your ignorance in every word as if if ignorance was expertise. Why do you bring up a pervy topic just to show how little you actually know? It would be smarter for you to just stay out of other people’s pants and bedrooms that to show everyone how clueless you are on your own shock topic. March 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm
GABRIEL C. PÉREZ/KUT NEWSOver the last three weeks, a bombing spree in the Texas capital city shared eerie similarities to a string of Austin killings from 1885 that continued for over a year.“The idea that these were crimes aimed at minority residents, in a weird way pacified people in Austin in 1885,” Skip Hollandsworth says. “And you can see it in the same fashion in the last three weeks.”Hollandsworth is the author of a 2016 book called The Midnight Assassin about the Austin serial killer in the 1880s. He’s also executive editor of Texas Monthly magazine.He says once the current series of explosions reached an upper class white neighborhood, though, everything changed. “Everybody was terrified of opening packages. They would not ride their bikes down city trails. There’s just been this sense of foreboding and fear and prickly panic.”He says these explosions lasted for three weeks, but the 1885 case stretched on for a year.“The Austin killings in 1885 became a precursor for what was to come in American society, which were these loners who felt a need to draw attention to themselves and loved the idea of creating mayhem,” Hollandsworth says. “So every city that’s had to deal with such a killer has had to deal with the same set of factors: ‘When will he strike again? Why is he striking? What can we do to stop him? And how do we stop it from ever happening again?’ And the answers are still as murky and mysterious today as they were 138 years ago.”Written by Christopher De Los Santos. Share
After earning quite a bit of excitement during the Microsoft and Sony launch events last year, Watch Dogs is a game many people are waiting to get their hands. And it looks like a lucky few are about to start exploring this world through a closed beta.Between the explosions, the open world gameplay, and the all-powerful smartphone that seems capable of hacking the entire planet, there’s a lot of reasons to be excited about Watch Dogs from what we’ve seen so far. It has all the makings of a compelling thriller with an exciting story and a powerful graphics engine. All it needs now is to be here already so we can play it.While May 27 is still a little while away, it looks like closed beta versions of the game are about to start up soon to give a select few a sneak peek into the world of Watch Dogs.There’s been no public mention from Ubisoft about a closed beta, but seeing the game show up on the Xbox Live store, even if only for a couple of hours, spells it out pretty clearly. Like Titanfall, the beta will be available to download from the store if your gamertag is whitelisted by Ubisoft.If history is any indicator, we’ll see a closed beta followed by an open beta in the weeks leading up to the launch of the game. Keep your eyes peeled, Watch Dogs fans, and you’ll probably get your invite within the next couple of days.
Yesterday, the team at Lyft introduced a data discovery and metadata engine called Amundsen. Amundsen is introduced to increase the productivity of data scientists and research scientists at Lyft. The team named it Amundsen inspiring from the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen. The aim is to improve the productivity of data users by making their lives simple with this data search interface. According to UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), the data in our world has grown over 40x spanning the last 10 years. The growth in data volumes has given rise to major challenges of productivity and compliance issues which were important to solve. The team at Lyft found the solution to these problems in the metadata and not in the actual data. “Metadata, also defined as ‘data about the data’, is a set of data that describes and gives information about other data.” The team solved a part of the productivity problem using the metadata. How did the team come up with Amundsen The team at Lyft realized that the majority of their time was spent in data discovery instead of prototyping and productionalization, where they actually wanted to invest more time. Data discovery involves answering questions like “If a certain type of data exists? Where is it? What is the source of truth of that data? Does it need to be accessed? And similar types of questions are answered in the process. This the reason why the team at Lyft brought the idea of Amundsen inspired a lot by search engines like Google. But Amundsen is more of searching data in the organization. Users can search for data by typing in their search term in the search box. For instance, “election results” or “users”. For ones who aren’t aware of what they are searching for, the platform offers a list of popular tables in the organization to browse through them. Image Source: LyftHow does the search ranking feature function Once the user enters the search term, the results show in-line metadata and description of the table as well the last date when the table was updated. These results are chosen by fuzzy matching the entered text with a few metadata fields such as the table name, column name, table description and column descriptions. It uses an algorithm which is similar to Page Rank, where highly queried tables show up above, while those queried less are shown later in the search results. How does the detail page look like After selecting a result, users get to the detail page which shows the name of the table along with it’s manually curated description which is followed by the column list. A special blue arrow by a column indicates that it’s a popular column which encourages users to use it. On the right-hand pane, users can see who’s the owner, who are frequent users and a general profile of the data. Image source: LyftFurther classification of metadata The team Lyft divided the metadata into a few categories and gave different access to each of the categories. Existence and other fundamental metadata This category includes name and description of table and fields, owners, last updated, etc. This metadata is available to everyone and anyone can access it. Richer metadata This category includes column stats and preview. This metadata is available to the users who have access to the data because these stats may have sensitive information which should be considered privileged. According to the team at Lyft, Amundsen has been successful at Lyft and has shown a high adoption rate and Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) score. Users can now easily discover more data in a shorter time. Amundsen can also be used to store, and tag all personal data within the organization which can help an organization remain compliant. To know more about this news, check out the official post by Lyft. Read Next Lyft acquires computer vision startup Blue Vision Labs, in a bid to win the self driving car race Uber and Lyft drivers strike in Los Angeles Uber open-sources Peloton, a unified Resource Scheduler
The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has launched a national roadshow to brief agents and the industry on the formation of the new accreditation scheme.Lead by AFTA chief executive Jayson Westbury and the Accreditation Scheme general manager Gary O’Riordan, the workshops aim to explore the draft criteria for the TCF replacement as well as provide attendees with an update on the implementation and timing.The dates for the Industry Consultation Workshops are as follows:Adelaide – 6 August, Canberra – 8 August, Brisbane – 12 August, Gold Coast – 13 August, Melbourne – 20 August, Hobart – 21 August, Sydney – 22 August, Darwin – 27 August and Perth – 29 August.Mr O’Riordan said the focus over the coming months was to ensure that there is communication and engagement with the industry so that “we end up with an accreditation scheme that delivers for the industry, as well as for consumers”.Source = ETB News: N.J.
Australian Luxury making the mark on International scaleTwo Australian luxury resorts have been nominated in one of the most prestigious industry awards, the Virtuoso Best of the Best awards, which recognise the world’s top properties and hoteliers across 100 countries.“Australian properties are really meeting the mark when it comes to offering exceptional quality and luxury, so it is no surprise these properties are stand outs in such a strong international field,” Virtuoso Asia Pacific Managing Director, Michael Londregan said today.“Australia’s strength as an international luxury destination is undeniable, we offer an unrivalled experience which ticks the boxes of what now defines ‘luxury travel’ – authenticity, natural experience, quality food and experiential engagements.“That two of our best luxury products have been chosen in a short list of 50 hotels, resorts and spas for a total of 5 major awards, is testament to Australia’s ability to meet the travel needs of the most discerning visitor.”Gaia Retreat & Spa on the NSW North Coast has been in nominated for ‘Best Spa’ category, while newly opened Lizard Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef has been nominated in the ‘One to Watch’ category. Both properties will compete in a field of five and have been nominated from a list of more than 1000. “Words cannot express how thrilled we are to be a nominee for Virtuoso Best of The Best 2015, we feel incredibly blessed and honoured,” Gaia Retreat & Spa Directors, Olivia Newton-John & Gregg Cave said.“It is a true testimony to our wonderful team who come to work with heart, giving our guests the distinction of tailored personalised attention.”Executive Director Delaware North Parks & Resorts Australia, Greg Magi, was equally delighted to have their newly refurbished Lizard Island recognised as ‘One to Watch’ amongst the worlds best resorts.“We are thrilled that Lizard Island has been shortlisted as one of the world’s top luxury destinations. It recognises there truly is nowhere else like it, and confirms it is a key property to watch this year,” Mr Magi said.“Following a $50million renovation and refurbishment, Lizard Island is delighted to welcome guests from all over the world. We are confident Lizard Island’s new Saltwater Restaurant, Driftwood Bar and Wine Cellar, and fully refurbished suites will delight both new and returning visitors to the island.”Mr Londregan will join representatives from the two nominated resorts, along with more than 80 other Australian products and luxury travel advisors at the annual Virtuoso Travel Week event which will be held in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Resort and Casino in August.“Virtuoso Travel Week is a truly amazing event that brings together the best of the high end in luxury travel from across the globe for a number of industry forums including more than 400,000 face-to-face meetings, inspiring destination showcases and the final night’s Hotels & Resorts Dinner where the Best of the Best winners will be announced.”The 27th annual Virtuoso Travel Week will take place from 8-13 August and brings together thousands of member travel advisors who are industry leaders in creating luxury travel experiences, and the world’s best travel providers. See all the nominees hereSource = Virtuoso
Source = Centara Hotels & Resorts Iconic Samui resort to benefit from major renewal projectIconic Samui resort to benefit from major renewal projectCentara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announced it will completely upgrade and refurbish one of its most popular properties, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, starting this June. The classic resort on Chaweng Beach will retain its colonial-style charm but benefit from major improvements before re-opening in 2020.“Even a hotel with the fabled history of this one benefits from refreshed design and innovative additions,” said Centara CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat. “When you are one of Samui’s most famous properties, you don’t rest on your laurels. Delighting our guests requires creative thinking and continuous improvement.”The resort will stay open only until 1 June 2019, then close for the renovation work. Centara plans to redesign all rooms and suites, add luxury villas, and introduce exciting new dining concepts and services. The objective is to retain the unique, classic charm of the existing hotel, but transform it to a new level of luxury.Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui has been welcoming and delighting guests for 23 years, during which time it has witnessed the development of the surrounding town and island into one of Thailand’s most popular holiday destinations. Thanks to its prime location, first class Thai style hospitality and exceptional facilities, it has stood the test of time consistently winning a host of international awards and proving one of the true Grande Dame hotels of Samui.
Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines The risk of mortgage application defects has dropped across the nation, but in the states ravaged by hurricanes, it seems that trend has gone out the window. According to the September 2017 Loan Application Defect Index released this morning by First American, defects are on the rise in both Florida and Texas.At the national level, the total frequency of “defects, fraudulence, and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications is down,” dropping 1.2 percent from August to September. It’s also down 18.6 percent since its high point in October 2013, but up more than 20 percent since September of last year.September marked the second month this year that defects did not rise, according to Mark Fleming, First Am’s Chief Economist.”In July and August, we reported that the Loan Application Defect Index didn’t rise, which was good news given that loan application defect, fraud and misrepresentation risk had risen throughout 2017,” Fleming said. “In September, the overall risk of defects, fraud, and misrepresentation declined for the first time this year, although there are regions with higher defect risk due to recent natural disasters.”In Florida, the risk of defect rose 2.2 percent for the month, and in Texas, it jumped by 1.2 percent over August. Rates of defect had been on the decline prior to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. According to Fleming, this uptick was to be expected.”Unfortunately, historical data indicates that natural disasters and loan application defect risk go hand-in-hand,” Fleming said. “Our defect, misrepresentation and fraud risk index identified signs of this risk trend in Texas and Florida this month and particularly in Houston, where risk increased the most among all the major markets we track.”Houston, in particular, experienced a big rise in risk, with the frequency of fraud, misrepresentation, and other defects jumping 7.2 percent for the month. This was the largest month-over-month uptick in all the nation’s top 50 markets and is likely due to severe flooding in the area.“Flooding is associated with elevated risk for misrepresentation of collateral risk condition,” First Am reported.See the full Defect Index at FirstAm.com. October 31, 2017 571 Views Defect Risk Drops—But Not in Hurricane-hit States defect risk Florida HOUSING hurricanes mortgage texas 2017-10-31 Aly J. Yale
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agree to completely lift sanctions if Iran agreed to make major concessions on the nuclear issue Assuredlythe move by the US Congress to add more sanctions at this crucial point in the negotiations will not only seriously jeopardise the fate of the nuclear talks but also perhaps stop the process of normalisation of relations with Tehran If Irans Supreme LeaderAyatollah Khameneiand the Revolutionary Guards arrive at the conclusion that the US is not interested in reaching an agreement and that it is using the negotiations only to stallwhile sanctions inflict additional economic damage on IranRouhanis efforts to settle the decade-old nuclear dispute could easily come to an end Most importantlyIrans decision to join the concert of nations rather than being a politically isolated pariah would certainly suffer from a were next factor that could dominate Iranian political views As suchwhen the Iranian and P5+1 diplomats reassemble in Geneva on WednesdayNovember 20they will have to expect scepticism to emerge on both sides The reason is simple: even if the old wounds heal easilyit is always difficult to turn the possible into the actual The writer is Noor-York Chair in Islamic StudiesYork UniversityToronto For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAgartala:The Election Commission (EC) will get 40 lakh VVPAT machines and EVMs by September 2018 for use in the 2019 general elections Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) AK Joti said on Wednesday The VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) machine attached to an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) generates a paper slip with the name of the candidate and his/her party symbol for whom an elector votes for The Centre has sanctioned Rs 5000 crore to the EC to procure 40 lakh of these machines Representational image AFP "We need over 23 lakh EVMs and 16 lakh VVPAT machines for the 2019 elections" the CEC told the media Government-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd and Electronic Corporation of India Limited will supply these 40 lakh VVPAT machines and EVMs Both have been making EVMs for the EC for the past 20 years The Commission had decided that from June onwards all elections in the country would be held through EVMs attached with VVPATs he said The CEC said that EVMs with VVPATs are battery-operated standalone machines with no Internet or mobile links and cannot be operated or controlled from outside or by any remote system Joti said the Election Commission following a Supreme Court order in September 2013 had tried to make the voting process more transparent and the use of VVPATs with EVMs was a step in this direction EC officials led by the CEC had arrived in Tripura on Tuesday to review the preparedness for the February 2018 Assembly elections Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 24 2012 2:19 am Related News Unclaimed bodies at the mortuary of PGIMERare not kept properlyif the claims of an NGO which cremates unclaimed bodies at the city 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