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Deliverance Baptist Church contributes to relief efforts

first_imgFaithLifestyleLocalNews Deliverance Baptist Church contributes to relief efforts by: Dominica Vibes News – September 4, 2015 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 982 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share The Deliverance Baptist Church, in collaboration with partner churches in the United States, delivered one hundred and ten (110) care relief packages to the villages of Coulibistrie and Colihaut on Thursday 3 September 2015. The packages, which contained dried goods and water, were donated in an effort to bring relief to those affected by Tropical Storm Erika. In addition, over fifty (50) pairs of shoes were donated.Pastor of the Deliverance Baptist Church, David Serrant informed Dominica Vibes that the church has been trying to alleviate the stress of the situation following the passing of the storm. “On Sunday the 30th of August we delivered a number of packages to the Roseau Primary School where the people from Bath Estate who were affected are now being housed and we were able to present them with a number of food packages”.Serrant further stated that the food items which were delivered to Coulibistrie and Colihaut were all purchased locally and in the coming days the church will reach out to more communities to be a blessing to them.“We see this as an opportunity to express the love of Jesus especially to those who are in need at this moment”.Assistant Pastor Isidore Douglas presenting a package to an elder of the Coulibistrie ChurchHe informed that while the first part of the donations were funded by the church, majority of the funds are coming from friends in the United States who saw the devastation of the storm.Pastor Serrant said the Church, which has been instrumental in sourcing international donors and churches to help construct homes for those in need; this is the perfect opportunity to turn this into a long term project. “We are foreseeing a number of problems. Many of the persons who lost their homes do not have land any more and I am not sure if the authorities are going to allow them to build where they were,” he noted. “There is going to be quite a bit of relocation taking place, however we want to position ourselves that when we get the go ahead and people are able, that we will be there to assist as we have been doing in the past,” the Pastor explained.He said the Church sympathizes and empathizes with those who suffered lost to family members, loved ones and property. “There is fear and uncertainty of the future residing in the hearts of many persons. I want to offer a word of hope to them by saying all is not lost, out of the ashes they can rise and God is able to make something better out of them,” Pastor Dave encouraged.– / 26last_img read more

Act now, Ban urges climate delegates

first_img7 December 2011As the pressure mounted at the UN climate summit (COP 17) in Durban on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned that the world was in danger, and that countries needed to take decisive steps towards signing a new deal on cutting carbon emissions.Both Ban and South African President Jacob Zuma addressed the high-level segment of COP 17, where ministers and heads of state are trying to thrash out solutions to outstanding issues, including the finalisation of a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol.“It is not an exaggeration to say that the future of our planet is at stake,” Ban said. “Science is clear – we are at a point of no return, the world is looking at you for leadership.”He also reminded delegates to be “realistic” about a breakthrough in Durban, citing a difficult financial climate currently facing world countries.“We must be realistic about expectations in Durban; a comprehensive agreement may be beyond our reach for now due to grave economic troubles in many countries.”But none of these difficulties should stop negotiators from finding a long-lasting solution in Durban to build on the progress made in Cancun, Mexico last year.Ban said that while the UN understood the difficult financial position in most countries, the world could not accept “no” for an answer in Durban.“Let us not alter, let us not allow our deliberations to go to waste.”Future of Kyoto ProtocolOn the future of the Kyoto Protocol, Ban said Durban needed to take a decisive step, as time was “not on our side”.The first commitment period of the 1997 treaty is coming to an end next year, and parties need to sign up for a new deal if developed countries are to continue cutting their carbon emissions.In an impassioned speech, Zuma told the gathering of more than 190 environmental ministers that they needed to show the world that they were willing to address problems in a practical manner and were willing to put national interests aside.“We need to use the high level segment to define our destiny as Durban remains a decisive moment for many issues … Let us remember that the globe is more important than all of us,” Zuma said.If the issue of the Kyoto Protocol were not resolved in Durban, the other matters would remain difficult to solve, Zuma said.For Durban to succeed, real action on adaptation, mitigation and the Green Climate Fund was needed, he added.“Developing countries demand assurances that given the current economic climate, they will be assisted to mitigate the impacts of climate change.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ubiquity For Firefox Is Not An Add-On – It’s a Whole New UI

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Atul also notes that the Ubiquity interface is currently activated via hotkeys, but that’s just for the time being. Their ultimate goal is to have the program more deeply integrated with Firefox so it could be accessed from UIs that already exist – like contextual menus or the AwesomeBar.To keep tabs on the status of the Ubiquity project or to download the code, you can visit their project page here. Is this the future for the Firefox UI? You may remember a project called Enso, a software program developed by Humanized – the same folks who brought you Songza. The program is an application launcher which provides you with a different way to navigate and interact with your computer through the use of keyboard shortcuts and typed commands. As we noted before, Enso appears to have been abandoned by the developers who created it since they were snatched up to work at Mozilla. However, the software itself was open-sourced. But now, those same developers are using the concepts brought forth by Enso to create a whole new UI for Firefox called Ubiquity.What’s Ubiquity?The Ubiquity project aims to solve problems involving today’s web applications and how we interact with them. Atul Varma describes this on his blog:Web applications, much the same as desktop applications, are a bit like isolated cities: it’s difficult for an end-user to arbitrarily share data and functionality between them. This is alleviated to some extent by creations like Firefox Add-ons that add toolbars or sidebars to Firefox’s UI, Bookmarklets, and Greasemonkey, but while all of these solutions are powerful, each comes with its own set of problems. The buttons and bars of many Firefox add-ons don’t scale well because of the valuable screen real-estate they consume; Bookmarklets are restricted in scope because they only have the access privileges of the website they’re running on; and Greasemonkey doesn’t prescribe any kind of interaction model, which makes it difficult to reuse the functionality of a script in a context other than the ones it was expressly designed for.To solve these problems, they’re developing Ubiquity which will let you apply textual commands (called “verbs”) to whatever you’re looking at on your screen. As an example, say you found a typo on a friend’s blog. Instead of copying and pasting the sentence into an email, you could use the Ubiquity UI to highlight the problem text then launch Gmail’s compose screen with some default information already filled in (like “From the page Aza’s Thoughts:) to introduce your email. Related Posts sarah perez Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more