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20 Jul 19

Nothing New Under The Sun 2016

  NEWS Iran says its seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move – Amir Vahdat and Aya Batrawy Britain Pirates Iranian Ship ‘Grace 1’ – Iran Responds – Takes British Tanker Hostage – Moon of Alabama Jeremy Hunt: Liar and War Propagandist – Kurt Nimmo Trump Is Back Under Bolton’s Thumb – “President Trump might […]

20 Jul 19
Dwell Time

  MY VOICE   My voice isn’t worth anything It’s old… and it’s horse from shouting to be heard It’s not refined through schooling because it had to work to earn a living It’s coarse so no one listens and they miss how sweet it can be sometimes by accident as much a labour and […]

20 Jul 19
50 by 30

Here it is, everyone! The final blog of our backpacking trip! This will be a long one since I haven’t had a chance to write for the last week or so. As I mentioned before, we spent this last leg of our trip exploring Bali. Whenever I would get asked what place was on the […]

20 Jul 19
Fulfilling Torah Ministries

Shabbat Bible Study for 27 July 2019 ©2019 Mark Pitrone and Fulfilling Torah Ministries Year 1 Sabbath 17 Genesis 20:1-18 – Isaiah 61:9-10 – Psalm 16 – Galatians 3:15-29 Links: B’reishit 20 – Avraham has his last fling with sight walking as he and Sarah, who may be fertile for the first time in her […]

20 Jul 19
Nightwing

I have a good story. I have to share. For many reasons. One being for me to remember. To remember and learn. I’ve been blessed by many of these stories, but this one was probably the first to rock my foundation, my core. It let me see something bigger than myself. It let me understand […]

20 Jul 19
ESL Ventures

Baklava is a multilayered flaky pastry filled with rich nuts and drenched in sugary syrup.🤤

20 Jul 19
Avid Readers Global Network

Lost Dog Doodles: A Raspberry Noodles Kid’s Adventure by Dr. Linda Barboa and Jan Luck Sophie Sigour’s dog, Doodles, has disappeared. She calls on her friends in the Raspberry Noodles Gang to help. Can they find her beloved Doodles and bring him back home to her? They have a plan…. they can…they can. Product Details:Paperback: […]

20 Jul 19
Daily Office Asia-Pacific

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2 INVITATORY AND PSALTER Lord, open our […]

20 Jul 19
Longmont Times-Call
Volunteers board and commission members who advise [cq comment=”advising “]Longmont and Boulder County policymakers have an extra layer of protection [cq comment=”against “]from being contacted by the public [cq comment=”outside the times they meet “]than their city of Boulder counterparts. The distinction is likely to remain, according to officials. While Boulder since 2013 has listed on its [cq comment=”city “]website [cq comment=”personal “]phone numbers for most [cq comment=”of its “]residents serving on the more than 20 boards and commissions that guide decisions by city staff and elected council members, and provides personal email addresses for practically all of them, members of the public looking to catch up with members of similar Longmont or Boulder County boards might [cq comment=”volunteers on similar public bodies may “]just have to go to their monthly meetings. Those with questions, concerns or input on the activity of Longmont and Boulder County boards and commissions, instead of being able to get directly in touch with [cq comment=”their “]members [cq comment=”directly “]by glancing at public websites, are asked to contact a staff liaison [cq comment=”of the respective local government “]to set up a talk. [cq comment=” with one of the volunteer consultants.”] In response to an inquiry on whether Boulder has any concerns over appearing to be the only local government in the county to display personal contact information for [cq comment=”the “]volunteer board members — Erie lists email addresses hosted by a town server address for its handful of boards — Boulder spokeswoman Meghan Wilson said the city “values community engagement and has seen better decisions made as a result of public input.” In Lafayette and Louisville board members also are reached via first contacting a staff liaison, while Nederland on its websites provides addresses to email entire boards. The one exception for Boulder is its Open Space Board of Trustees, which, like Erie, lists city-hosted email addresses [cq comment=”servers “]for [cq comment=”its “]members and no phone numbers. The separate practices between jurisdictions were highlighted after a recent Times-Call request to Longmont officials for contact information for Transportation Advisory Board members was met with city staff declining to provide any phone numbers or email addresses. Instead, it was suggested [cq comment=”, and rather suggesting “]a reporter email city staff the questions for the board, so a staff member could [cq comment=”send “]pass them along. The reporter declined that offer — journalists commonly refrain from providing interviewees with [cq comment=”interview subjects “]questions ahead of time and from sharing [cq comment=”planned “]questions and discussion topics with subjects’ associates to ensure responses come candidly and directly from [cq comment=”the “]intended respondents. “We are discussing how we, as an organization, can do a better job of responding to this type of request,” Longmont spokesman Rigo Leal said. “Not many reporters in the past have been interested in doing this because board and commission members are volunteers and only provide information to the council as general advice. … But with that said, we want to create a method of contact for these folks that works for you and them. I hope to have a more concrete plan for you very soon.” A follow-up question weeks later on whether such a plan had been formed was answered by Leal stating reporters can contact the respective board or commission’s city staff liaison, who would then either forward questions to members or provide their contact information. “It’s not a question of making board and commission members more publicly accessible, they have always been accessible,” Leal said. “It’s a question of making them aware that a reporter might be calling them. … It is only fair that we give everyone a heads-up that this might happen.” Boulder County has considered displaying online [cq comment=”direct “]the contact information for its volunteer board and commission members[cq comment=”online”], but hesitation over whether they should be discussing public business individually outside of scheduled meetings has kept it from doing so, county spokeswoman Barb Halpin said. “In Boulder County, the individuals are appointed to a board and to serve as a member of that board, and to collaborate and deliberate as a board, so essentially there is no reason we see that they should be contacted individually outside the public process each board conducts,” Halpin said. “… We think it to be more transparent because everyone is dealing with the same information as a board.” The city of Boulder has no plans to discontinue displaying the best ways to get a hold of its board and commission members, Wilson said. “I do think it’s important for residents of a city to know who in a community is advising elected officials and city staff and have a way to connect with them, even if their contact information isn’t published on a website,” Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition Director Jeffrey Roberts said, adding one way is to attend their meetings, which are legally required to be open to the public. But he disagrees [cq comment=”that”]a staff liaison should act as a conduit for the public or the press to ask [cq comment=”for “]questions of volunteer [cq comment=”intended for a “]board [cq comment=”volunteer that a “]members[cq comment=”of the public wishes to speak with ahead of time”]. “I don’t think a liaison should require questions in advance if someone wishes to speak with a volunteer board member. If the board member doesn’t want to be interviewed, he or she can just say so,” Roberts said.
20 Jul 19
Boulder Daily Camera
Volunteers board and commission members who advise [cq comment=”advising “]Longmont and Boulder County policymakers have an extra layer of protection [cq comment=”against “]from being contacted by the public [cq comment=”outside the times they meet “]than their city of Boulder counterparts. The distinction is likely to remain, according to officials. While Boulder since 2013 has listed on its [cq comment=”city “]website [cq comment=”personal “]phone numbers for most [cq comment=”of its “]residents serving on the more than 20 boards and commissions that guide decisions by city staff and elected council members, and provides personal email addresses for practically all of them, members of the public looking to catch up with members of similar Longmont or Boulder County boards might [cq comment=”volunteers on similar public bodies may “]just have to go to their monthly meetings. Those with questions, concerns or input on the activity of Longmont and Boulder County boards and commissions, instead of being able to get directly in touch with [cq comment=”their “]members [cq comment=”directly “]by glancing at public websites, are asked to contact a staff liaison [cq comment=”of the respective local government “]to set up a talk. [cq comment=” with one of the volunteer consultants.”] In response to an inquiry on whether Boulder has any concerns over appearing to be the only local government in the county to display personal contact information for [cq comment=”the “]volunteer board members — Erie lists email addresses hosted by a town server address for its handful of boards — Boulder spokeswoman Meghan Wilson said the city “values community engagement and has seen better decisions made as a result of public input.” In Lafayette and Louisville board members also are reached via first contacting a staff liaison, while Nederland on its websites provides addresses to email entire boards. The one exception for Boulder is its Open Space Board of Trustees, which, like Erie, lists city-hosted email addresses [cq comment=”servers “]for [cq comment=”its “]members and no phone numbers. The separate practices between jurisdictions were highlighted after a recent Times-Call request to Longmont officials for contact information for Transportation Advisory Board members was met with city staff declining to provide any phone numbers or email addresses. Instead, it was suggested [cq comment=”, and rather suggesting “]a reporter email city staff the questions for the board, so a staff member could [cq comment=”send “]pass them along. The reporter declined that offer — journalists commonly refrain from providing interviewees with [cq comment=”interview subjects “]questions ahead of time and from sharing [cq comment=”planned “]questions and discussion topics with subjects’ associates to ensure responses come candidly and directly from [cq comment=”the “]intended respondents. “We are discussing how we, as an organization, can do a better job of responding to this type of request,” Longmont spokesman Rigo Leal said. “Not many reporters in the past have been interested in doing this because board and commission members are volunteers and only provide information to the council as general advice. … But with that said, we want to create a method of contact for these folks that works for you and them. I hope to have a more concrete plan for you very soon.” A follow-up question weeks later on whether such a plan had been formed was answered by Leal stating reporters can contact the respective board or commission’s city staff liaison, who would then either forward questions to members or provide their contact information. “It’s not a question of making board and commission members more publicly accessible, they have always been accessible,” Leal said. “It’s a question of making them aware that a reporter might be calling them. … It is only fair that we give everyone a heads-up that this might happen.” Boulder County has considered displaying online [cq comment=”direct “]the contact information for its volunteer board and commission members[cq comment=”online”], but hesitation over whether they should be discussing public business individually outside of scheduled meetings has kept it from doing so, county spokeswoman Barb Halpin said. “In Boulder County, the individuals are appointed to a board and to serve as a member of that board, and to collaborate and deliberate as a board, so essentially there is no reason we see that they should be contacted individually outside the public process each board conducts,” Halpin said. “… We think it to be more transparent because everyone is dealing with the same information as a board.” The city of Boulder has no plans to discontinue displaying the best ways to get a hold of its board and commission members, Wilson said. “I do think it’s important for residents of a city to know who in a community is advising elected officials and city staff and have a way to connect with them, even if their contact information isn’t published on a website,” Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition Director Jeffrey Roberts said, adding one way is to attend their meetings, which are legally required to be open to the public. But he disagrees [cq comment=”that”]a staff liaison should act as a conduit for the public or the press to ask [cq comment=”for “]questions of volunteer [cq comment=”intended for a “]board [cq comment=”volunteer that a “]members[cq comment=”of the public wishes to speak with ahead of time”]. “I don’t think a liaison should require questions in advance if someone wishes to speak with a volunteer board member. If the board member doesn’t want to be interviewed, he or she can just say so,” Roberts said.
20 Jul 19
Shiela Blesario

The first thing you wanted to know is; where is this “Green in the City” in Bangkok. Second, what is the best angle to take a selfie? No doubt, the latter is the most important. No further explanation, you’re here because you wanted to take a selfie? Right? Kidding. Storytelling is incredibly challenging, so I […]

20 Jul 19
RANDOM Times •

Of course, no tour operator will offer it to his customers, but for some, especially for lovers of unusual travel, it could be the kind of trip to try at least once in their life! Probably not many people know that it is possible to reach the most remote corners of the earth by traveling […]

20 Jul 19
Orchards of Love

As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu dear readers Monday – Tafseer  5th Dhul Qa’adah 1440H • 8th July 2019 Conclusion on the explanation of the Fitnah of the Tatars. Important explanation on on how a true leader can be a reason of change and Hidayat from a large scale of a city going down […]

20 Jul 19
Pray with Strangers

2 Timothy 1: 14 says: ‘guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.’ I love that this verse doesn’t say we need to guard our own truth of what makes us feel better but the truth that the Holy Spirit will give us. Around this time […]

20 Jul 19
Out of Egypt..

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. (10:1-10) and The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (8:28-9:1)  The gospel of Jesus Christ is not complicated. It is a very simple way. St. Paul sums this way up quite well in today’s epistle reading when he says “If you […]