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Anglican Consultative Council

The Anglican Consultative Council or ACC is one of the four "Instruments of Communion" of the Anglican Communion. It was created by a resolution of the 1968 Lambeth Conference; the council, which includes Anglican bishops, other clergy, laity, meets every two or three years in different parts of the world. The Anglican Consultative Council has a permanent secretariat, based at Saint Andrew's House, responsible for organizing meetings of the "Instruments of Communion"; the Archbishop of Canterbury is ex officio the President of the Council. The current chair of the ACC is Paul Kwong. Members of the council include the Archbishop of Canterbury and a certain number of representatives of each of the Anglican provinces, depending on the size of the province; the largest provinces are entitled to appoint three representatives, consisting of one bishop, one priest, one layperson. Intermediate sized provinces may appoint two persons: one layperson and one ordained; the smallest provinces appoint only one person, preferably from among the laity.

Additionally, the Council may co-opt up to six additional members of whom two shall be women and two persons not over 28 years of age at the time of appointment. If the chairperson or the vice-chair of the council should be elected to this position for a term which exceeds the term of his or her appointment to the council, his or her council membership is extended until the expiration of the term as chair, while the province to which he or she belongs is entitled to make an additional appointment. For the purposes of apportioning the membership on the Anglican Consultative Council, the large provinces are considered to be: Anglican Church of Australia Anglican Church of Canada Church of England Church of Nigeria Church of the Province of Rwanda Church of the Province of Southern Africa Church of South India Anglican Church of Tanzania Church of the Province of Uganda The Episcopal Church Intermediate-sized provinces are: Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand, Polynesia Church of the Province of Central Africa Province of the Anglican Church of Congo Church of Ireland Anglican Church of Kenya Church of North India Church of Pakistan Episcopal Church of the Sudan Church in Wales Church in the Province of the West IndiesThe smallest provinces include: Church of Bangladesh Episcopal Anglican Church of Brasil Church of the Province of Burundi Anglican Church of the Central America Region Church of Ceylon Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean Nippon Sei Ko Kai Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East Anglican Church in Korea Church of the Province of Melanesia Anglican Church of Mexico Church of the Province of Myanmar Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea Episcopal Church in the Philippines Anglican Church of South America Scottish Episcopal Church Church of the Province of Southeast Asia Church of the Province of West Africa According to the 1968 resolution, the council has eight functions: To share information about developments in one or more provinces with the other parts of the Communion and to serve as needed as an instrument of common action.

To advise on inter-Anglican and diocesan relationships, including the division of provinces, the formation of new provinces and of regional councils, the problems of extraprovincial dioceses. To develop as far as possible agreed Anglican policies in the world mission of the Church and to encourage national and regional Churches to engage together in developing and implementing such policies by sharing their resources of manpower and experience to the best advantage of all. To keep before national and regional Churches the importance of the fullest possible Anglican collaboration with other Christian Churches. To encourage and guide Anglican participation in the ecumenical movement and the ecumenical organisations. To advise on matters arising out of national or regional Church union negotiations or conversations and on subsequent relations with united Churches. To advise on problems on inter-Anglican communication and to help in the dissemination of Anglican and ecumenical information. To keep in review the needs that may arise for further study and, where necessary, to promote inquiry and research.

The 13th meeting of the ACC was concerned with the controversy surrounding the policies about homosexuality the consecration of homosexual bishops. A resolution to expel the American and Canadian provinces from all church bodies was rejected. An alternative resolution was passed by a vote of 30 to 28, it stated support in the Anglican Communion to reaffirmed “the standard of Christian teaching on matters of human sexuality expressed in the 1998 Lambeth Resolution 1.10, It repeated the position stated at the 2005 Primates' Meeting, that the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada needed to "voluntarily withdraw their members" from the ACC—including its "Standing Committee and the Inter-Anglican Finance and Administration Committee" until the next Lambeth Conference in 2008. The 2016 meeting of the ACC made its Resolutions against a background of contentious debates and divided votes regarding homosexuality in the 1998 Lambeth Conference and the boycott by 230 bishops including six Prelates of the 2008 Lambeth Conference over the same issue.

It seemed after these two conferences that the homosexuality issue might break up the Anglican Communion. Against this background, continued unity of the Lambeth Communi

Pedram Sadeghian

Pedram Sadeghian is an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Infrastructure. Pedram research on the sustainable rehabilitation of existing infrastructure as well as the use of sustainable materials and practices in new infrastructure, they test the viability of advanced materials, such as fiber-reinforced polymers, for use in structural applications through experimental testing and analysis. Pedram has authored numerous journal papers on the use of FRPs for strengthening existing concrete columns, sandwich panel applications, concrete reinforcement. Experimental Study of Rectangular RC Columns Strengthened with CFRP Composites under Eccentric Loading, Journal of Composites for Construction 14, 443-450, 2010 Long-term Tensile Properties of Natural Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites: Comparison of Flax and Glass Fibres, Composites Part B: Engineering 95, 82–95, 2016 Improved Design-Oriented Confinement Models for FRP-Wrapped Concrete Cylinders based on Statistical Analyses, Engineering Structures 87, 162-182, 2015 Experimental and Analytical Behavior of Sandwich Composite Beams: Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Materials, Journal of Sandwich Structures & Materials 20, 287–307, 2018 Nonlinear Modeling of Ultimate Strength and Strain of FRP-Confined Concrete using Chaos Control Method, Composite Structures 163, 423–431, 2017 Numerical Modeling of Concrete Cylinders Confined with CFRP Composites, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 27, 1309-1321, 2008 A Rational Approach toward Strain Efficiency Factor of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Wrapped Concrete Columns, ACI Structural Journal 111, 135,2014 Experimental Behavior of Concrete Cylinders Confined with CFRP Composites, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, China, 12-17 2008 Pedram Sadeghian publications indexed by Google Scholar

John Westland Marston

John Westland Marston was an English dramatist and critic. He was born at Boston, Lincolnshire, on 30 January 1819, was son of the Rev. Stephen Marston, minister of a baptist congregation. In 1834, he was apprenticed to a London solicitor, his evenings were devoted to the theatre, becoming acquainted with Heraud, Francis Barham, other members of the group which gathered around James Pierrepont Greaves. He contributed to Heraud's magazine The Sunbeam, himself became editor of a mystical periodical entitled The Psyche. Among its chief supporters were some wealthy ladies near Cheltenham, Through them he made the acquaintance of Eleanor Jane Potts, eldest daughter of the proprietor of Saunders's News Letter, who had retired to Cheltenham, she was not. A warm and durable attachment on both sides was the consequence, which resulted in marriage in May 1840, notwithstanding the strongest opposition on the part of the lady's family. Marston idealised and inverted his love story in his first play, the Patrician's Daughter, performed in December 1842.

Marston had produced a little volume entitled Gerald, a Dramatic Poem, other Poems, like everything he wrote. Bulwer and Knowles had ceased to write, for many years Marston was the only acted dramatist who wrought with any elevation of purpose; the Heart and the World was a failure, but in 1849 Marston, laying his theories aside for a time, appeared with an historical drama, which obtained great success, which he himself regarded as his best work. It has fine literary qualities, although the author's inability to think himself into the age he exhibits constitutes a grave defect; the same may be said of Philip of France and Marie de Meranie,'a stirring tragedy, of which the verse has an appropriate martial ring,' and in which Helen Faucit produced a great impression. It is based to some extent on G. P. R. James's novel Philip Augustus. In the interim had appeared Anne Blake, another domestic drama, but marred by such situations and denouements as only occur on the stage. In A Life's Hansom the domestic and historical elements are in some measure blended, the action being laid at the revolution of 1688.

Such a piece might be produced by a man of Mareton's literary ability, but his next tragi-comedy, A Hard Struggle, required genuine feeling in the author and great command over the resources of the stage. Being written in prose, it produces a greater impression of reality than his more ambitious efforts. After his marriage, Marston lived in London, except for occasional visits to France and short lecturing tours in Scotland and Lancashire, he had become well known in London literary society to Dickens and his circle, had taken a part in Bulwer's comedy of Not so bad as we seem, acted for the benefit of the Guild of Literature and Art. About the same time a tragedy on the history of Montezuma, which would have afforded ample scope for scenic display, was written for and purchased by Charles Kean, but never produced. In 1837, Marston undertook the editorship of the National Magazine in conjunction with John Saunders; the early numbers had excellent contributions from Sydney Dobell, Mrs. Crowe, other writers of mark, illustrations after young artists of genius like Arthur Hughes and W. L. Windus, with adequate capital the enterprise would have succeeded.

Relinquishing it, renouncing vain attempts in fiction, for which, strangely enough, he did not appear to possess the slightest qualification, Marston returned to the theatre, produced successively The Wife's Portrait and Pure Gold, prose dramas of little account. It achieved a conspicuous success upon its production; the same remark applies to A Hero of Romance, adapted from Octave Feuillet in 1867, Life for Life, written for Miss Neilson. Broken Spells followed in 1873, but with his last play, Under Fire, he experienced a mortifying failure; the piece was the weakest he wrote, he had lost touch with the time. From about 1863, Marston contributed much poetical criticism to the Athenæum; the celebrated review of Atalanta in Calydon was written by him. Criticism, seemed rather his forte than original composition, his theoretical knowledge of the histrionic art was profound. No one judged an actor more and the admonitions of few were more valuable, he proved his power as a critic of acting in his Our Recent Actors: Recollect ions of late distinguished Performers of both Sexes, 1888.

From 1860 to about 1874, Marston's circumstances were prosperous, his house near the Regent's Park was a favourite meeting-place for poets and literary men. The latter years of his life were clouded by calamity the successive deaths of his wife in 1870, of his two daughters, wife of Arthur O'Shaughnessy, in February 1879, Cicely in July 1878, of his gifted and only son, Philip Bourke Marston, his circumstances became much impaired.

Product life-cycle management (marketing)

Product life-cycle management is the succession of strategies by business management as a product goes through its life-cycle. The conditions in which a product is sold changes over time and must be managed as it moves through its succession of stage; the goals of product life cycle management are to reduce time to market, improve product quality, reduce prototyping costs, identify potential sales opportunities and revenue contributions and sustain operational serviceability, reduce environmental impacts at end-of-life. To create successful new products the company must understand its customers and competitors. Product Lifecycle Management integrates people, data and business systems, it provides product information for their extended supply chain enterprise. PLM solutions help organizations overcome the increased complexity and engineering challenges of developing new products for the global competitive markets; the concept of product life cycle concerns the life of a product in the market with respect to business/commercial costs and sales measures.

The product life cycle proceeds through multiple phases, involves many professional disciplines, requires many skills and processes. PLC management makes the following three assumptions: Products have a limited life and thus every product has a life cycle. Product sales pass through distinct stages, each posing different challenges and problems to the seller. Products require different marketing, manufacturing and human resource strategies in each life cycle stage. Once the product is designed and put into the market, the offering should be managed efficiently for the buyers to get value from it. Before entering into any market complete analysis is carried out by the industry for both external and internal factors including the laws and regulations, economics, cultural values and market needs. From the business perspective, as a good business, the product needs to be sold before it finishes its life. In terms of profitability, expiry may jolt the overall profitability of the business therefore there are few strategies, which are practiced to ensure that the product is sold within the defined period of maturity.

Extending the product life cycle by improving sales, this can be done through Advertising: Its purpose is to get additional audience and potential customers. Exploring and expanding to new markets: By conducting market research and offering the product to new markets, it is possible to get more customers. Price reduction: Many customers are attracted by price cuts and discount tags. Adding new features: Adding value to the product to enhance its usability or to attract the attention of a wider customer base. Packaging: New, useful or eco-friendly packaging influence the target customers. Changing customer consumption habits: Promoting new trends of consumption can increase the number of customers. Special promotions: Raising interest by offering Jackpot and other offers. Heightening interest: Many of the following things attract many customers who match certain profiles: Eco-friendly production processes, good work conditions, funding the efforts of non-profit organizations and the like. Something important to notice is.

Advertising needs the others to target other potential customers and not the same over and over again. There are the following major product life cycle stages: Identifying the stage of a product is an art more than a science, but it's possible to find patterns in some of the general product features at each stage. Identifying product stages when the product is in transition is difficult. More it has been shown that user-generated contents has the potential to reveal buyer personality characteristics that can in turn be used to identify product life cycle stage. Application lifecycle management Brand awareness Consumer behaviour Diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages Material selection New product development Obsolescence Planned obsolescence Product lifecycle management Product management Product teardown Software product management Technology life cycle Toolkits for user innovation Box, Jonathan Mbosia, Extending product lifetime: Prospects and opportunities, Tanzanian Journal of Marketing September, 1983 Day, G.

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Esther Antin Untermeyer

Esther Antin Untermeyer was the first woman to be a judge in Lucas County, Ohio in 1925 when took she the position of Toledo Municipal Court judge. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin awarded Untermeyer the Jabotinsky Medal in 1980 for distinguished service to Israel and the Jewish people. Esther Antin married poet Louis Untermeyer in 1933; the couple resided at a working farm. Louis became unhappy with the marriage and obtained a Mexican divorce in 1948. Untermeyer was the first woman to be a judge in Lucas County, Ohio in 1925 when took she the position of Toledo Municipal Court judge. Untermeyer left the position of judge in 1933. Untermeyer was a founder of the American League for Free Palestine and served as the organization's treasurer during the 1940s, and was on the executive board of the Herut Zionists of America. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin awarded Untermeyer the Jabotinsky Medal in 1980 for distinguished service to Israel and the Jewish people. Untermeyer died in January 1983 in Manhattan, New York

Filippo Maniero

Filippo "Pippo" Maniero is an Italian retired association footballer who played as a striker. Maniero played for several teams throughout his career, most notably A. C. Milan, Parma and Torino. On 31 August 2005, after having been released on a free transfer to the cancellation of Torino, he signed for Rangers, the last day of the transfer window at the start of the 2005–06 season, he joined Nuova Piovese, a Venetian team of Eccellenza league, leading it to Serie D promotion. In July 2006 he left Nuova Piovese for Legnarese, a small Prima Categoria team in which he started his playing career, where he spent the 2006–07 season. Career profile @ FootballPlus.com