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Social media therapy

Social media therapy is a form of expressive therapy. It uses the act of creating and sharing user-generated content as a way of connecting with and understanding people. Social media therapy combines different expressive therapy aspects of talk therapy, art therapy, writing therapy, drama therapy and applies them to the web domain. Within social media therapy, synchronous or asynchronous dialogue occurs through exchanges of audio, text or visual information; the digital content is published online to serve as a form of therapy. Time spent online via email, instant messaging and social media has increased: since 1999, more than 2,554 million people have become internet users; this alters the way people communicate with each other, alters the connotation of certain words. The concepts of "identity", "friend", "like" and "connected" have adapted alongside technology. People are influenced by data sharing, social marketing, technological tools; the devices that keep us connected have changed social norms.

Therapists recognize the ways. At least some therapists understand the ethical implications of their own professional use of social media, as ethical codes have been adjusted to include the new media. There are multiple therapeutic services offered through the internet. Mental Health professionals can extend their services via video conferencing. E-therapy, online counseling, cyber therapy, social media therapy are similar in that each utilizes the internet in order to provide therapy for patients. There are cons when it comes to the subject of online therapy. Criticism of providing therapy through online methods comes from concerns over the lack of physical contact. There are important features of therapy created through face-to-face therapy such as transference and countertransference that can not be created through online therapy. Patricia R. Recupero and Samara E. Rainey stated in their article "Informed Consent to E-Therapy" of American Journal of Psychotherapy that the lack of face-to-face interaction increased the risk of misdiagnosis and misunderstanding between the E-therapist and patient, thereby increasing the risk of uncertainty for the clinician.

There are concerns over the internet creating a distraction from the therapy itself. Confidentiality and privacy concerns have been raised as well. Counter criticisms state. Social media Social therapy Therapy The Social Media Verification Team

St Alfege Church, Greenwich

St Alfege Church is an Anglican church in the centre of Greenwich, part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich in London. It was rebuilt in 1712 -- 1714 to the designs of Nicholas Hawksmoor; the church is dedicated to Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, reputedly marks the place where he was martyred on 19 April 1012, having been taken prisoner during the sack of Canterbury by Danish raiders the previous year. The Danes took him to their camp at Greenwich and killed him when the large ransom they demanded was not forthcoming; the church was rebuilt in around 1290. It was in this building that Henry VIII was baptised in 1491; the patronage of the church was given to the abbey at Ghent during the 13th century. Following the suppression of alien priories under Henry V, it was granted to the priory at Sheen with which it remained until transferred to the Crown by exchange under Henry VIII in 1530. During a storm in 1710 the medieval church collapsed, its foundations having been weakened by burials both inside and outside.

Following the collapse of the medieval church, the present building was constructed, funded by a grant from the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches, to the designs of Nicholas Hawksmoor, one of the commission's two surveyors. The first church to be built by the commissioners, it was begun in 1712 and basic construction was completed in 1714; the church is rectangular in plan with a small apse serving as a chancel. The east front, towards the street, has a portico in the Tuscan order, with a central arch cutting through the entablature and pediment—a motif used in Wren's "Great Model" for St Paul's Cathedral. A giant order of pilasters runs around the rest of the church, a feature Kerry Downes suggests may have been added by Thomas Archer, according to the minutes of the commission, "improved" Hawksmoor's plans. On the north and south sides of the churchwide projecting vestibules rise to the full height of the building, with steps leading up to the doors. Hawksmoor planned a west tower, in the position of the existing one, which had survived the collapse.

However the commission was reluctant to fund it, the medieval tower was retained. In 1730 John James refaced it, added a spire. Hawksmoor's design, published in an engraving in 1714, had an octagonal lantern at the top, a motif he was to use at St George in the East. An organ, built by George England, was installed in the mid-18th century; the crypt served as an air-raid shelter during World War II. During the Blitz on 19 March 1941, incendiary bombs landed on the roof causing it to collapse, burning into the nave; the walls and the tower remained standing. The church was restored by Sir Albert Richardson in 1953. In 2015 a fund-raising cream tea garden party for Christian Aid, held in the churchyard after the Sunday sermon, was stormed by armed police. An attendee said that the vicar's wife was “almost knocked over by a policeman with a huge machine gun”, but “people just carried on drinking their tea” in a display of typical British fortitude though “all these armed police bursting in was like the film Hot Fuzz”.

The police proceeded to the adjacent Saint Alfege Park, where a man was arrested and a firearm found. The Church is used to celebrate "Founder's Day" of Addey and Stanhope School and The John Roan School. Notable burials in and around the church include the Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis. Sarah Barrett Moulton, a Jamaica-born schoolgirl, the subject of a celebrated portrait, was buried under the doctor's vault; the merchant, Lloyd's underwriter and art collector John Julius Angerstein, a churchwarden during the early 19th century, is buried there. The MP Sir James Creed lies against the outer north wall; the merchant Sir John Lethieullier lies on the outer southwest corner of the church. In Charles Dickens's novel Our Mutual Friend, Bella Wilfer marries John Rokesmith in St Alfege Church. In Tom McCarthy's novel C, after a Marinettiesque car crash, Serge Carrefax laughs from his position within the upturned chassis; this laughter is "a pleasant noise. List of churches and cathedrals of London Official website Mystery Worshipper Report at the Ship of Fools website


ALSN is a train control system meaning Continuous Automatic Train Signalling used on the main lines of the ex-Soviet states. It uses modulated pulses inducted into rails similar to the Italian RS4 Codici and American Pulse Code Cab Signaling. On high-speed lines the variant ALS-EN is used which takes advantage of a double phase difference modulation of the carrier wave; the name ALSN is composed of ALS "Automatic Locomotive Signalling" and the variant designation N "Continuous Effect". Other variants are built according to the same scheme like ALST for "Fixed Point Automatic Train Signalling" and ALSR for "Radio-Based Automatic Train Signalling"; the term ALS-ARS refers to "Automatic Train Signalling with Automatic Speed Regulation" used in subways, a form of an automatic train control system. The system makes use of several distinct pulse train patterns of alternating current flowing through a track circuit to convey an aspect of the next signal; the circuit comprises the feedpoint at the next signal, one running rail, first locomotive axle, another running rail and back to the signal feedpoint.

The resulting electromagnetic field is picked up by receiver coils located just front of the first axle of the locomotive. The signal is amplified and evaluated. If the received signal changes from a more permissive to a less permissive aspect, an immediate vigilance control acknowledge is required; the benefits of the system are relative encoder simplicity and the ability to use the same signal for track occupancy detection. The drawbacks are a somewhat long response time unsuitable for high speed operation, the necessity to switch between 25/50/75 Hz frequency variants depending on traction current type and other conditions. A new, modular ALSN automatic train protection onboard system VEPS has been under development since 2002 in Estonia. Based on programmable logic controller technologies, the system was developed by Estonian Railway engineers and patented in 2004 by Indrek Syld; the new system was installed in the CE35 type of locomotive during 2003-2004. A new platform was installed on Stadler's FLIRT trains for Estonia in 2012, in 2016 a third generation of the system was introduced for the international market.

Since the 1990s, the Russian Railroad Company has introduced a computerized successor system KLUB-U which requires either ALSN only or both, ALSN and ALS-EN sensors for compatibility. In ERTMS the ALSN/ALS-EN systems are listed as ETCS Class-B systems. A similar in general theory of operation, but differently implemented, is an ALS-ARS system used in subways of the former Soviet Union, it uses low frequency signals transmitted and received as described above, with the difference that the signals are continuous wave and the signal's frequency determines its code meaning, which results in much faster response time. Two frequencies are transmitted at the same time, indicating the current speed limit and, if lower, the limit for the next section, providing the train driver with a warning and time to react and reduce speed. In case of an overspeed, the train is unconditionally braked to the indicated speed limit, if not acknowledged by a driver pressing a vigilance button, to a complete stop. Should be there no frequency received, the driver may proceed at a low speed while holding a vigilance pedal

Smokey the Cannon

Smokey the Cannon is a famous replica Civil War artillery cannon that has served as part of the pageantry of college football games at the University of Texas at Austin since 1953. Smokey the Cannon is owned and operated by the Texas Cowboys and is stationed in the left corner of the south endzone at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium during every Texas Longhorns home football game. After each football season, Smokey the Cannon is displayed in the Red McCombs Endzone atrium for the spring semester. In addition to all home football games, Smokey the Cannon is present at the annual Texas vs. Oklahoma Red River Rivalry game in Dallas, Texas every October, as well as at other select football games outside of Austin, Texas. Smokey the Cannon was present at the 2011 Holiday Bowl, in which the Texas Longhorns beat the Cal Golden Bears 21-10 on December 29, 2011. Smokey the Cannon is shot off at every Texas Longhorns score, kick-off, end of quarter, most it is fired off after the world-famous college fight song, "The Eyes of Texas" at the conclusion of every Texas football game.

The Cannon has appeared at countless charity and volunteer events across the country and is maintained and transported by the Cannon Crew - a team of four Oldmen, voted on by the entire organization each spring. During the spring semester of 2012, "Smokey III" appeared at Congregation Beth Yeshurun Synagogue in Houston, Texas to honor the Berry Family who lost two parents in a car accident in July 2011. "Smokey I" was created by the University of Texas at Austin's mechanical engineering lab in 1953, in response to shotgun blasts heard at the Red River Rivalry. Two years Smokey I was modified in 1955 to shoot twin 10-gauge shotgun shells and the revision was renamed "Smokey II". "Smokey II" was used by the Texas Cowboys for over 30 years. The current version of the cannon, "Smokey III", weighs 1,200 pounds and fires up to four blank 10-gauge shells at a time. Smokey III was built by Lupton Machine of Austin, out of the trunk of an oak tree in 1988 and purchased by the Texas Cowboys Alumni Association for $25,000.

Smokey III is transported in the Texas Cowboys trailer along with a wooden toolbox containing all necessary items to operate the cannon. Columbus Blue Jackets#"The Cannon" Texas Cowboys Alumni Texas Traditions: Smokey the Cannon


Q-Notes is a lesbian, gay and transgender newspaper serving North Carolina and South Carolina. It is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Published every other week, it has a circulation of 11,000 print copies and is the largest print publication serving the LGBT community in the American Southeast; the paper was started in 1983 as the monthly newsletter of Queen City Quordinators, a Charlotte LGBT organization. In 1986, it began publishing as a monthly tabloid and merged with the Raleigh, N. C. LGBT newspaper The Front Page in 2006. Q-Notes is published every other week on Saturdays, with a print circulation of 11,000, it is distributed in all major cities in North Carolina and in Columbia, South Carolina and by subscription. The paper covers news, opinion, art and other topics, it is the largest LGBT news publication in the Carolinas, with reach to parts of Tennessee and Georgia. It is the largest LGBT print news publication in the Southeast. Q-Notes was started in 1983 as a monthly newsletter, named Queen City Notes, printed on 8.5x11 paper and distributed by the now defunct Queen City Quordinators, a local non-profit LGBT community organization.

The newsletter grew to 12 pages an issue with paid advertising. It ceased publication due to lack of volunteer manpower. In 1986 Q-Notes was reborn as a monthly print newspaper published by Queen City Quordinators and under the auspices of C. A. N. Inc. a for-profit corporation. The first issue of the revised newspaper was distributed in June 1986. Don King was hired part-time as the paper's first editor. QCQ President Jim Yarbrough, Dean Gaskey, Joel Smith and Robert Sheets kept the publication operating until it was bought by Yarbrough in December 1989. In 1991, Yarbrough left another job to take over operation of the publication full-time. Jim Yarbrough, the owner of Pride Publishing and Typesetting, Inc. bought the publication from C. A. N. Inc. in December 1989. In 1996, Q-Notes began distributing every other week; the paper is distributed in several towns across the Carolinas. Besides its hometown of Charlotte, it is distributed in Chapel Hill; the paper has distribution points and subscribers in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.

C. and West Virginia. The newspaper is published online, with daily news updates, event calendars and community resource listings. On May 12, 2006, Q-Notes merged with the Raleigh, N. C. based The Front Page, a Raleigh, N. C. LGBT newspaper founded in 1979. On April 17, 2008, Q-Notes debuted its new website; the new incarnation of the decade-old website featured daily news updates and staff blogs and allowed reader comments to be posted to any story. The site is using a modified version of the WordPress blogging platform as a content management system The older version of the paper's website had been a simple and static HTML design, requiring hours of behind-the-scenes construction for each bi-weekly issue. In January 2010, the newspaper unveiled a newly redesigned website. On April 30, 2008, seven days prior to the May 6, 2008, North Carolina primary, Q-Notes published online three interviews. Two were with Democratic candidates Hillary Barack Obama; the third was with Clinton aide Mark Walsh. Obama's interview included comments from aide Eric Stern.

Chris Crain, former editor of The Washington Blade criticized Q-Notes coverage as it did not include information that the interviews had been conducted via email. Q-Notes edited their Q&As including notations that the interviews were conducted via email. For the July 26, 2008, issue the Q-Notes staff changed the traditional quarter fold of the newspaper to a flat layout, reflecting the layout more typical of an average, weekly tabloid newspaper or news-magazine; the traditional two sections of the newspaper, the front, more news-oriented section and the back and entertainment section, were rolled into a single stitched section. In late 2008, the paper began using full, front page images on the front cover rather than have story text in a traditional newspaper layout. In October 2009, Q-Notes announced it would stop distribution of its print edition to most regions in South Carolina. In a letter from publisher Jim Yarbrough, the newspaper said it would concentrate most South Carolina print copies in the state capital of Columbia.

The paper continues to distribute to some community organizations and businesses in Greenville and Myrtle Beach. Despite changes in the newspaper's circulation strategies, the closure of Window Media's Southern Voice and South Florida Blade on November 16, 2009 made the Carolinas newspaper the largest LGBT print news publication in the Southeast. In January 2009, Q-Notes began rebranding its print edition and online presence. A new layout for the print edition accompanied an online redesign and new editorial strategy. Former editor Matt Comer wrote, "With our change in aesthetics comes a change in our editorial direction. Our bi-weekly print issues will be more future-oriented and contain less reporting of events past, while takes up a more robust daily presence with online only reporting of Carolinas and international events and news... In an effort to maintain our new, robust website and editorial direction, qnotes will be implementing a sort of "web first" model. Stories slated to appear in our print editions will be published as they are completed, or as a set of stories in the day or two after we dispatch our content to our printer.

No more waiting the painfully slow and long five days between press time and street date." Publisher: Jim Yarbrough - Oversees daily operatio