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Teachers can download the Paris Agreement for free in a variety of formats for classroom use.<img width="300" height="200" style="float: right; padding:10px;" src="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/john-kerry-addresses-delegates-at-the-united-nations-22-april-2016.jpg?w=300" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/john-kerry-addresses-delegates-at-the-united-nations-22-april-2016.jpg?w=300 300w, https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/john-kerry-addresses-delegates-at-the-united-nations-22-april-2016.jpg?w=600 600w, https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/john-kerry-addresses-delegates-at-the-united-nations-22-april-2016.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-attachment-id="2748" data-permalink="http://dtjoyce.com/2017/06/21/free-download-text-of-paris-agreement/john-kerry-addresses-delegates-at-the-united-nations-22-april-2016/" data-orig-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/john-kerry-addresses-delegates-at-the-united-nations-22-april-2016.jpg" data-orig-size="4832,3221" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D4S","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1461316200","copyright":"","focal_length":"14","iso":"2000","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}' data-image-title="John Kerry addresses delegates at the United Nations, 22 April 2016" data-image-description="<p>United States Department of State, PD<br /> https://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos/26514585581/</p> " data-medium-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/john-kerry-addresses-delegates-at-the-united-nations-22-april-2016.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/john-kerry-addresses-delegates-at-the-united-nations-22-april-2016.jpg?w=676">Download the complete English text of the Paris Agreement in PDF for free:Teachers Pay Teachers | Scribd | Google Drive | PDF John Kerry, then U.S. secretary of state, addresses delegates gathered to sign the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Earth Day, 22 April 2016. U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this month that the United States would withdraw…View On WordPress

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The new Long Island Rail Road concourse — phase 1 of the Moynihan Station project — just opened on Thursday, 15 June 2017, at 6am. This morning Colin and I went to check it out — and, of course, to catch an LIRR train for a Saturday adventure. #NYC #PennStation #MoynihanStation #MTA #LIRR #🚆 #🚉 @mtalirr (at Moynihan Station)

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Rowhouses and a cobblestone street, Bay Ridge Place, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. (at Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

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Fiona made jam tarts for our family’s dessert this evening. 😋 (at New York, New York)

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Updated terms & conditions effective 1 June 2017Updated terms and conditions covering my relationship with most clients, effective 1 June 2017, are now available in HTML and PDF. Here’s what’s new or different from the previous version: REVISED ¶1.B. Definitions. The definition for “in writing” now includes “or other digital means,” in addition to email. NEW ¶3.D. Payments not received.This informs clients that failure to pay in full by the… View On WordPress

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A post shared by Dustin Tyler Joyce (@dtjoyce) on May 27, 2017 at 4:18pm PDT Riding on her skateboard down the ramp to the dining concourse at Grand Central. Yes, because her dad is just that cool. (Or that bad — take your pick.) (at Grand Central Terminal)

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__________ is watching you. ( #IngSoc?) (at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park)

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The Bridge of the Misspelled Name #🌉 #NYC #VerrazanoBridge #Brooklyn #BK #StatenIsland #SI (at Verrazano–Narrows Bridge)

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On a day like this, I think ice cream is a perfectly acceptable lunch. It looks like Heath agrees! #🍦 (at New York, New York)

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The setting sun on Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center looked stunning as I was passing by. (at St. Patrick’s Cathedral)

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Preparing for a mission

The last of the sacrament meeting talks Dustin gave as a youth.A talk Dustin gave in the sacrament meeting of the Pineville Ward, Charlotte North Carolina South Stake, Sunday, 23 July 2000. Good morning! My name is Dustin Joyce. For those of you who don’t know my family and me, we actually used to live in this ward back when it was the Third Ward, but we ended up in Fourth Ward, or Carmel Ward, when the boundaries were redrawn. But, now we’re back. I just…View On WordPress

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Fiona talks, reads, makes messes, cleans up—and is obsessed with finding fish wherever she goes. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Fiona is getting chattier and chattier all the time. She has some new words—birds, bus, and cheeks, for example—but context is essential if you want to understand her, since “bus,” “birds,” and “bike” all come out “bat-ch,” and “keys” and “cheese” sound the same. Her pronunciation of “baby” sounds rather French: “buh-BAY!” She also has some gestures that represent entire sentences. The weirdest one is when she sticks her hands out to the side, palms up, lowers her chin, raises her eyebrows, and says, “Uuh??” When she does that, we’re supposed to say, “Where are the fish?” She responds with a quick point (at a garden, fountain, park, or minivan) and a satisfied “uuh!” The last few days, though, it seems like she has started to say, “Ah dah!” Which may or may not mean, “Right there!” This came about when we were visiting Dustin’s family in Frederick, Maryland, where there’s a creek running through a park downtown. There were some fish in it, and I pointed them out to her. After a few minutes, she started looking for them, using her new “Where are the fish?” gesture. The next week, she wore, for the first time, a dress of Charlotte’s that has fish on it, and continually asked, “Where are the fish?” and responded by pointing to her clothes. At this point, she seems to have completely forgotten in what sort of environment she first discovered fish, and just likes to ask about them, and speculate about the strange places one might find them. She does enjoy “reading,” and she sometimes “reads” an entire book out loud, page by page. What’s really fascinating about that is the fact that when we read to her, she usually insists on turning the pages too soon (although she is occasionally very insistent that we should not miss any pages). But reading is becoming a useful diversion, as in, “Fiona, we’re not going to watch any videos right now. Why don’t you go get a book and read to your baby?” She also subscribes to Sports Illustrated Kids (we got it for free using some airline miles that were about to expire—it was the only kids’ magazine they had), and whenever it arrives, we hand it to her and she goes straight to her bedroom, climbs up on her chair, and starts reading. We hear her turning the pages and saying, over and over, “Ball!” as there is one on almost every page and she is always happy to see another one. I guess it’s the perfect magazine for her. At bedtime, she finds a few books and shoves them through the bars on her crib so she’ll have some reading material; then, when we’ve put her in bed, she settles in and starts reading. As you can imagine, she gets mad when we turn off the light. I think I’ll do some investigating, and if I can’t find one, I will start marketing a baby reading light that slowly dims to darkness over the course of about ten minutes. One of her new favorite games is squeezing people’s noses to see what noise they make. Most noses seem to say either “honk honk” or “beep beep,” but sometimes she finds a weird one. She usually only does this with people she knows, fortunately. She also really likes to make animal noises, and recently learned to roar. We’ve been making roaring noises for months, but she didn’t start roaring herself until spending time with her friend Elliott and his dad, Rob. Now, whenever Fiona sees Rob, she roars in greeting. Although Fiona is extremely messy in many ways (she enjoys transporting all of her toys to the living room using her dump truck, bucket, and wicker basket), she also knows how to clean. She puts her dishes away in the cupboard1 after we wash them, and most of all, she loves to clean up spills. If she tips her cup too far, she says, “Uh oh,” and runs to get a towel to clean it up. The other day, Dustin was washing dishes and spilled some soap suds on the floor, and she got a towel to wipe up the bubbles. This all just seems sort of norma

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Checking out the old South Ferry station before it closes forever Last Saturday, 18 March 2017, I went to check out the old South Ferry subway station, the southernmost station in Manhattan.

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The Paris Agreement is more prominent than ever. Now teachers can help their students learn more about the agreement with free downloads.

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75 Murray Street, Manhattan This building is a couple of blocks north of the World Trade Center and was built in 1858. Its façade is likely cast iron painted white. (at Tribeca Historic District)

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I was really struck by this building’s original art deco entrance. 7500 Fourth Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, built 1931 (at Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

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Learn what's changed in the latest version of my terms and conditions, effective 1 June 2017.

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Half water, half sky: sunset over Jamaica Bay and the city. (If you look closely, you can see the entire skyline in this photo.) #nofilter (at Beach 108 Ferry Terminal)

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We went all the way to The Bronx to get a skateboard for Fiona. She is very excited about it. Also, this is the first time I have ever posted a photo that isn’t square to Instagram. (at Williams Bridge (Metro-North station))

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There is a bronze statue of a penguin on a rock in the median of a street in our neighborhood. I don’t know why. But I like it. (at Wink, The Jackson Heights Penguin)

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🚇 Say it loud. (Also: I might give a prize to whoever can tell me what’s missing on this sign.) (at 42nd Street-Times Square)

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Sometimes you ride it just because it’s there. 🚡 Also because you’re trying to get video of the city for the redesign you’re contemplating for your website. (at Roosevelt Island Tramway)

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Just gratuitously Instagramming a photo of one of my children, because it’s been a while. Heath, 29 September 2016 (at Travers Park)

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LDS general Relief Society president participating in U.N. panel

Linda K. Burton, general Relief Society president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be participating in a panel discussion on refugee and integration issues at the headquarters of the United Nations here in New York on 13 April 2017. Here&rsquo;s how you can attend.REGISTER TO ATTEND Thursday, 13 April 2017 11am–12.45pm United Nations Headquarters 405 East 42nd Street, New York Linda K. Burton Linda K. Burton, general Relief Society president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be participating in the annual Focus on Faith briefing at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York on Thursday, 13 April 2017. The panel discussion…View On WordPress

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<img data-attachment-id="2415" data-permalink="http://dtjoyce.com/?attachment_id=2415" data-orig-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg?w=4288&h=3216" data-orig-size="4288,3216" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"3.3","credit":"","camera":"SP-610UZ","caption":"OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA","created_timestamp":"1489848836","copyright":"","focal_length":"5","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.066666666666667","title":"OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA","orientation":"1"}' data-image-title="Mosaic station identification sign, South Ferry subway station, Manhattan (Heins & LaFarge, 1905)" data-image-description="<p>Photo by Dustin Tyler Joyce, 18 March 2017</p> " data-medium-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg?w=4288&h=3216?w=300" data-large-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg?w=4288&h=3216?w=960" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2415" src="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg?w=4288&h=3216" alt="Mosaic station identification sign, South Ferry subway station, Manhattan (Heins &amp; LaFarge, 1905)" width="4288" height="3216" srcset="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg 4288w, https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg?w=150&h=113 150w, https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg?w=300&h=225 300w, https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg?w=768&h=576 768w, https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/p3180085.jpg?w=960&h=720 960w" sizes="(max-width: 4288px) 100vw, 4288px"> First, the backstory. On 16 March 2009, a new South Ferry subway station, the southernmost subway station in Manhattan, opened. The old South Ferry station, which originally opened over a century earlier in 1905, had served millions of commuters well, but it had always had its limitations. When the New York City Subway was originally built, local trains had only five cars, and so stations where only local trains stopped were built just long enough for five cars. This later proved insufficient, so local trains were extended, as were local stations — where possible. That’s the reason the beautiful original City Hall subway station was shuttered at the end of 1945, and it’s why the architecture and signage of some older subway stations abruptly changes partway along the platform. <img data-attachment-id="2411" data-permalink="http://dtjoyce.com/?attachment_id=2411" data-orig-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/cityhallstation.jpg" data-orig-size="2794,1871" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D40X","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1285418748","copyright":"","focal_length":"18","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0.066666666666667","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title="City Hall subway station" data-image-description="<p>Paul Lowry | 25 September 2010 | CC BY 2.0<br /> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CityHallStation.jpg</p> " data-medium-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/cityhallstation.jpg?w=300&h=201" data-large-file="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/cityhallstation.jpg?w=960" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2411" src="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/cityhallstation.jpg?w=300&h=201" alt="City Hall subway station" width="300" height="201" srcset="https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/cityhallstation.jpg?w=300&h=201 300w, https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/cityhallstation.jpg?w=600&h=402 600w, https://dtjoyce.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/cityhallstation.jpg?w=150&h=100 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px">The City Hall subway station, which was closed at the end of 1945. (Photo by Paul Lowry via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0) The old South Ferry station, built as a loop where terminating downtown trains could turn around and return uptown — like the City Hall station — couldn’t be

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The MV John A. Noble docked at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George, Staten Island. This is one of the two smallest boats in the Staten Island Ferry fleet. (at St. George Terminal)

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Omaha Beach, Normandy, from the perspective of U.S. soldiers as they landed on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and my own view of Omaha Beach when I visited for the 60th anniversary of D-Day in June 2004. It is a beautiful place, and it is hard for me to fathom what took place there that day as well as the courage and selflessness of these soldiers who disembarked, as the title of the 1944 photo notes, “into the jaws of death.” #DDay #WWII (at Omaha Beach)

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The Upper East Side Looking northeast from the west side of Third Avenue between East 64th and 65th streets. (at Upper East Side)

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Unexpected find in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on my run this evening: a Roman column from A.D. 120. A stone tablet in front of it reads: COLUMN OF JERASH This column was presented to the New York World’s Fair and the City of New York by His Majesty King Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of Jordan’s participation in the fair. The column was received by the Honorable Robert Moses, president, New York World’s Fair 1964–1965 Corporation. This is one of many columns in a temple, erected by the Romans in 120 AD, that stood in the Roman city of Jerash, Jordan. The columns are known as the Whispering Columns of Jerash. (at Flushing Meadows - Corona Park)

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West concourse, World Trade Center Transportation Hub (at Westfield World Trade Center)

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Hanging out at the beach. It’s kind of sad that we live in an oceanfront city and yet see the ocean so rarely. (at Caracas Rockaway)

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The to-do list Fiona wrote for herself for today, Saturday, 20 May 2017: • First, get organized • Then, play with action figures • Next, draw a picture • And then, make some notes • After that, read a book • Finally, play with stuffed animals • Lastly, snuggle with my string blanket (at Jackson Heights, New York)

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Tonight’s outing: ReThinkNYC Plan 2050 Penn Station & a Post-Moses New York #ReThinkNYC @ReThinkNYC (at Great Hall at Cooper Union)

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The western end of the Queens Boulevard Viaduct, which carries the Flushing Elevated (7 train) for about 17 blocks, or about 1.25 kilometers (0.8 miles). I think it is a beautiful and impressive piece of transit infrastructure and engineering. The vaults created by the arches under the viaduct are stunning. (at 33rd Street–Rawson Street)

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Enjoying a beautiful spring afternoon in the garden. (at Brooklyn Botanic Garden)

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It’s hard to imagine this was 15 years ago: serving as a missionary in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission with Elder David Glassett in the Bennion Utah Stake, winter 2002. (at Taylorsville, Utah)

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25 APRIL 2012 Fiona and I took Alfred in our branch to check out one of the most remarkable constructions I have ever seen: the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art. It is a scale model of the city’s five boroughs, including every existing building in the city as of 1992—all 895,000 of them! Lower Manhattan and the original World Trade Center. The Queens Museum of Art has chosen to keep the Twin Towers on the model until the new World Trade Center is completed, rather than leave a gaping hole. Brooklyn (bottom) and Manhattan bridges The Statue of Liberty. Fiona seems to have developed some great affection for the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island Citi Field, Queens, home of the New York Mets and the most recent addition to the Panorama. Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Just above the Unisphere at the center of this photo is the New York City Building, which houses the Queens Museum — and the Panorama. LaGuardia Airport, Queens Fiona on the walkway overlooking the Panorama. Parkchester, The Bronx The Manhattan New York Temple (center) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Yankee Stadium, The Bronx The 5 boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Our house & neighborhood <img data-attachment-id="126900" data-permalink="http://dialann.org/?attachment_id=126900" data-orig-file="https://dialannmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nyc-panorama-our-house.jpg?w=1000&h=750" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}' data-image-title="Panorama of the City of New York" data-image-description="<p>Dustin | 25 April 2012</p> " data-medium-file="https://dialannmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nyc-panorama-our-house.jpg?w=1000&h=750?w=300" data-large-file="https://dialannmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nyc-panorama-our-house.jpg?w=1000&h=750?w=1000" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-126900" src="https://dialannmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nyc-panorama-our-house.jpg?w=1000&h=750" alt="Panorama of the City of New York" width="1000" height="750" srcset="https://dialannmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nyc-panorama-our-house.jpg 1000w, https://dialannmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nyc-panorama-our-house.jpg?w=150&h=113 150w, https://dialannmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nyc-panorama-our-house.jpg?w=300&h=225 300w, https://dialannmag.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nyc-panorama-our-house.jpg?w=768&h=576 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px"> Bushwick, BrooklynOn so huge a model depicting so many buildings, finding a specific structure is not the easiest task. Fortunately, there are two elevated subway lines running close to our apartment; I was able to follow those to find the general area I should look. The other thing that helped: the fact that the tallest building for blocks around is across the street. The model covers 9,335 square feet (867 square meters). By contrast, the real City of New York has a total area of 468.48 square miles (1,213.4 square kilometers), of which 302.64 square miles (783.8 square kilometers) is land and 165.84 square miles (429.5 square kilometers) is water. All 895,000 buildings existing in the city as of 1992 are depicted on the model. Why 1992? That is when the model received its last major update, though the Queens Museum of Art has started an ingenious fundraising campaign to maintain and update the model in which people receive “deeds” for structures on the model in exchange for their donations. The fundraiser was kicked off in spring 2009 with the first new addition to the model since 1992: Citi Field, Queens, home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets (the team

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Information on attending a panel discussion on refugees and integration at U.N. headquarters in which Linda K. Burton, general Relief Society president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will participate, 13 April 2017.

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