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The QUEEN, as Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem…

The QUEEN, as Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, has directed that the appointment of Peter Grant RODDA to be a Serving Brother/Member of the said Order, dated 8 August 1984, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Roll of the said Order. (Amazing the authority of the Queen)

The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to sanction the following Promotions in, and Appointments to, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem:
The Most Reverend Archbishop Emeritius Desmond TUTU
Victor Kennicott ATKINS Jr
Captain (Retired) Winston Giles CHURCHILL
Joseph MacDonald DEALEY Jr
Andrew Martin LATHAM
Colonel John Robert MacKENZIE MBE TD
Andrew Hayward NEIS
Colonel (Retired) Howell Crawford SASSER Sr
The Honourable Gordon James WHITIN
AnnLuedinghaus, Mrs CASE
Elizabeth McLean, Mrs HYERS
Ms Polly Hohlt JONES
Eileen Mary, Mrs YAGO
Theodore Wayne BROWN
Dr Glenn Miller DAVIS
Dr Charles Edward Francis DRAKE
The Reverend Dr Christopher Ashley FORD
Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Patrick Roy HOLCROFT LVO OBE
Richard Allen HUNNINGS
Theodore Howard JACOBSEN
Kenneth Floyd KOEN
Jaeame I KOYIL
John Daniel PEEBLES
Dr James Steven REIBEL
Thomas Franz ROEDL
The Right Reverend Stacy Fred SAULS
William Robert VAN LUVEN
Dr Anne Louise COLEMAN
Miss Melanie Sue ETHRIDGE
Brantley Carter Bolling, Mrs KNOWLES II
Ms Dianne Alley ROBINSON
Joan Margaret Lively, Mrs STANSBURY
Susan Schiffer, Mrs STAUTBERG
The Reverend Dr Cecily Johnson TITCOMB
Dr Charles Emmet BAGWELL
Dr Stuart Furtwangler BALL
The Reverend Dr David George COULTER CB QHC
Mortimer Finlay CURRAN
The Right Reverend Clifton DANIEL III
The Very Reverend Dennis Lee DAY
The Right Reverend Andrew Marion Lenow DIETSCHE
Robert Martin DONALDSON
Alexander Fraser DRYBURGH
The Reverend James Robert HARLAN
Christian Barrett HENSLEY
Donald Lee KLEIN Jr
Blucher Blair LINES
Donald Scott LURDING
Dr George Hutcheson MARTINDALE Sr
Canon Nigel Patrick NICHOLSON DL
Nicholas Lithgow PAUL
Ronald Carroll PLUNKETT
David Edmund Ian PYOTT
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jeffrey Andrew RITSICK
The Honorable Gerald Wesley SCOTT
John Thomas SPIKE Jon Malcolm SWENSON
Jeremy Alexander WOAN
Tiong Wee David YEO
Dr Cherylee June BERRY MBE
Susan Wright, Mrs BRENNAN
Torrey Van Antwerp, Mrs DEKEYSER
Jane Adams, Mrs FERRIL III
Margaret Gaskins, Mrs GILL
Ms Kent Elizabeth GLADSTONE
Jane Piper, Mrs GLEASON
Cynthia Satterwhite, Mrs JARBOE
Susan Goldwater, Mrs KEENAN
Mary, Mrs KING
The Reverend Ruth Bradbury LAMONTE
Nicola, Mrs MOTH
Elizabeth Hanson LeViness, Mrs NOTTINGHAM
Elizabeth Ann, Mrs PAUL
Sheila, Mrs TREACY
Marilyn Seely, Mrs VAN STORY
The Reverend James Patrick ADAMS
The Honorable Robert Brown ADERHOLT
Mohammad Arif Bin ALI
Dr Inderjit Singh ANAND
George Patterson APPERSON III
David Gifford ARSCOTT
The Reverend Paul Andrew BAGOTT
Stuart David BAKER
The Reverend Stuart Alan BATES
Richard Foulke BEIRNE IV
Peter Bernard BENNETT
William Charles BLIND Jr
Roger Blane BORGELT
John Glenna Bryson BOYD
Stephen Charles BROOKS
Raymond Ramsdell BUNKER
Timothy Knowlton CARPENTER
Dr William Richard CASHION Jr
Hin Kei Enoch CHAN
Marcus Holman CHESNUTT
Dr George CIOFFI
Brigadier General (Retired) Carter Weldon CLARKE Jr
The Reverend Timothy Alexander Robertson COLE
Kevin James Brady DAVIS
Butler Carson DERRICK III
David Alan DISI
Herbert Laurence FRITZ Jr
Stephen Wilhelm GAUSTER-FILEK
Joseph Thomas GREEN
William Robert GRIFFITH
Robert Phyfer HALL II
Charles Douglas HARVEY
John Calvin HAYES IV
Dr Fraser Cummins HENDERSON Sr
Raymond HINSON
The Very Reverend Randolph Marshall HOLLERITH
Gee Yen HUNG
The Reverend Andrew David HYBL
William George JAMES-HIRST
Ethan Whitcomb JOHNSON
James Alexander KENNEDY
Colonel (Retired) Kenneth Andrew KRAFT
Andrew Astwood KRYZAK
Lieutenant Colonel Dr Simon Paul LeCLERC
Kok Seng William LEE Dennis Anthony LOCK
Major Michael Joseph MARIN
The Reverend Canon Brooks Kevin MASON
David Andrew MATTHEWS
Bernard MATZ
Vaughan Watkins MCRAE
Stephen Warren MILES
Harris Evan MILLIGAN Jr
Lieutenant James Gregory MOXNESS II
Arthur Phillips NAZRO III
George Thomas NOVINGER
Matthew Martin OGBURN
Michael O’TOOLE
Daniel Steven PEÑA Jr
Stephen David PERROTT
The Reverend Dr John Peter PHAM
Dr Kasey Lee PIERSON
Michael Forster PISAPIA
Dr Martin Param PONNIAH
Anthony John PUGH
Blasko Cedomir RISTIC
John Rowland ROBINSON
Bruce Clifford ROSS-LARSON
Mark Lynford SABERTON
The Reverend Canon Dr Robert Alan SCHIESLER
Clay Greenwood Iverdale SMALL
Lloyd Gregory STANFORD
Ernest Franklin STEINER
The Reverend Canon John Harvey TAYLOR
Chu Yaw TEH
Sudip Dilip THAKAR
Thoong Leong THONG
Daniel Egan TOMAI
James David WARREN Jr
Michael William WEISBROD
Christopher WHITE
Dr Adrian Charles WHITWOOD BEM
Christopher Robin WOLF
Richard Randolph WOODS
Matthew Tyler YATES
Wafa, Mrs ABDIN
Ann Roscopf, Mrs ALLEN
Ms Robin Lynn ALLEN
Chandana, Mrs ANAND
The Reverend Susan Gallagher ASTARITA
Ms Irene Georgia ATHANS
Alixandra Fitzwilliam-Tate Collins, Mrs BAKER
Melinda Joan, Mrs BARBEE
Mary Ellen, Mrs BORGELT
Felicia Jane BROWN
Cynthia Lynn, Mrs CASHION
Mariana Poutiatine, Mrs COTTEN
Delphine Helen, Mrs DAFT
Marjorie Sellers, Mrs DAY
Edith Baird, Mrs EGLIN
Hui Shang ER
Dr Joyce Marie GATTAS
Julia Dayton, Mrs HANSEN
Elizabeth Ann, Mrs HARVEY
Cassandra Hyland, Mrs HENDERSON
Miss Virginia Lynn HOPSON
Sharilyn Durdin, Mrs LAMPSON
Virginia Snyder, Mrs LEE
Ms Christine McCARRICK
Ms Candace Anne MACKENZIE
Ms Lisa Anne MCCLUNG
The Honorable Bonnie MCELVEEN-HUNTER
Nora Frances Stone, Mrs MCRAE
Marilyn Ross, Mrs MILES
Bettie McGowin, Mrs MILLER
Ms Mary Kathleen MYERS
Lucy Collins NAZRO
Gladys Filomena, Mrs NOVINGER
Li Yen ONG
Ms Nancy McDonald PARIS
Donna Olney, Mrs PASSMORE
Ms Susan Austin Taylor PERKINS
Alice Douglas, Mrs PIDGEON
Lynn Tryon, Mrs POHANKA
Barbara Gahan, Mrs ROBINSON
Miss Emma Kate Camilla SHEPPARD
Janice Elaine Siever, Mrs SMULCER
Sandra Feagan, Mrs STERN
Mary Leslie Casson, Mrs STEVENS
Laura May Thalmann, Mrs WARNER
Toni Joy, Mrs WHITEING
Nancy Marie Ranney, Mrs WOLCOTT
Maureen Rose, Mrs WOODWARD
The QUEEN, as Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, has directed that the appointment of Peter Grant RODDA to be a Serving Brother/Member of the said Order, dated 8 August 1984, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Roll of the said Order.

Is “sonar”or “sonic” the glue that connects all living things together?

Sonar, short for Sound Navigation and Ranging, is helpful for exploring and mapping the ocean because sound waves travel farther in the water than do radar and light waves. NOAA scientists primarily use sonar to develop nautical charts, find underwater hazards to navigation, search for and map objects on the seafloor such as shipwrecks, and map the seafloor itself. There are two types of sonar—active and passive.

Khamenei said “Iran must not fall for Washington’s “tricks”,

Sir Donald J. Trump

APR Updated August 04, 2017

TEHRAN: Iran said on Thursday that new US sanctions were a violation of its nuclear deal with world powers, piling pressure on President Hassan Rouhani as he starts his second term.

Rouhani vowed to keep up his efforts to end Iran’s isolation as he was sworn in by the Islamic republic’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei following his re-election in May.

But the ceremony came less than 24 hours after US President Donald Trump confirmed fresh sanctions against Iran.

Tehran says the new measures violate its 2015 deal with world powers that eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, an agreement which Trump has repeatedly threatened to tear up.

“We believe that the nuclear deal has been violated and we will react appropriately,” deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi said on state television. “We will certainly not fall into the trap of US policy and Trump, and our reaction will be very carefully considered.”

“We will never accept isolation,” Rouhani said as he was sworn in in front of top political and military officials. “The nuclear deal is a sign of Iran’s goodwill on the international stage.”

Khamenei took a tougher line, saying Iran must not fall for Washington’s “tricks”. “The enemy’s hostility has made us more resistant,” the supreme leader said.

Iranian officials say they have prepared a 16-point document for how they will respond to the new sanctions, without giving details.

The new parliament will also vote on a bill boosting financial support to the Revolutionary Guards and the country’s missile program, which is targeted by the sanctions.

Ellie Geranmayeh, an Iran analyst with the European Council on Foreign Relations. “What will be absolutely critical is how the Europeans position themselves,” she said.

Britain, France, and Germany — who signed the deal alongside Russia, China, and the United States — remain firm backers of the agreement and are eagerly seeking to rebuild trade ties with Iran despite logistical problems caused by US sanctions.

French energy giant Total defied US pressure in July by signing a multi-billion-dollar gas deal with Iran.

“What Iranians are banking on at the moment, maybe overestimating, is that Europe will safeguard and build on the deal, and make it too politically costly for Trump to tear it up, or at least show Washington that if it walks away, it will be doing so alone,” said Geranmayeh.

But the Europeans do oppose Iran’s recent missile tests, with the French foreign ministry stating on Thursday that they “contradict” UN Resolution 2231 which oversees the nuclear deal, and “constitute a potential threat to stability and security in the region”. Everyone agrees that Iran has stuck to its central commitments regarding its nuclear program — including, reluctantly, the Trump administration.

But with Iran gaining the upper hand across the Middle East, through support for proxies in Syria, Lebanon,
and Iraq, US lawmakers appear determined to ratchet up tensions.

Published in Dawn, August 4th, 2017

Marietta Wolfe Song “Won’t Somebody Love Me”

Marietta Wolfe Song “Won’t Somebody Love Me” 

Allow the word pictures of this song inspire you to love. I was thinking today. The secret to enduring obedience to the laws of each nation is “Love Your Nation” If you love your Nation you will respect your own laws. And, laws that need to be changed love will help you decide if these laws are necessary.

You desire to see your Nation improve, improve yourself through prayer and reading Holy Writings.

Conductance and resistance are reciprocals

In the hydraulic analogy, current flowing through a wire (or resistor) is like water flowing through a pipe, and the voltage drop across the wire is like the pressure drop that pushes water through the pipe. Conductance is proportional to how much flow occurs for a given pressure, and resistance is proportional to how much pressure is required to achieve a given flow. (Conductance and resistance are reciprocals.)

The voltage drop (i.e., difference between voltages on one side of the resistor and the other), not the voltage itself, provides the driving force pushing current through a resistor. In hydraulics, it is similar: The pressure difference between two sides of a pipe, not the pressure itself, determines the flow through it. For example, there may be a large water pressure above the pipe, which tries to push water down through the pipe. But there may be an equally large water pressure below the pipe, which tries to push water back up through the pipe. If these pressures are equal, no water flows. (In the image at right, the water pressure below the pipe is zero.)

The resistance and conductance of a wire, resistor, or other element is mostly determined by two properties:

geometry (shape), and material
Geometry is important because it is more difficult to push water through a long, narrow pipe than a wide, short pipe. In the same way, a long, thin copper wire has higher resistance (lower conductance) than a short, thick copper wire.

Materials are important as well. A pipe filled with hair restricts the flow of water more than a clean pipe of the same shape and size. Similarly, electrons can flow freely and easily through a copper wire, but cannot flow as easily through a steel wire of the same shape and size, and they essentially cannot flow at all through an insulator like rubber, regardless of its shape. The difference between copper, steel, and rubber is related to their microscopic structure and electron configuration, and is quantified by a property called resistivity.

In addition to geometry and material, there are various other factors that influence resistance and conductance, such as temperature; see below.

Does this sound similar to what happens to a human when they try to live their way of life on earth without channeling the energy of the Universe?