Everything was supposed to be different this year, no more ‘one rule for me and another for you’.Yet one week into the World Cup we’re already seeing tier two nations having to overcome impossible schedules.While Brett Gosper claims that the all teams have been treated equally unlike four years ago, there still appears to be a clear disparity between the big teams and the rest.The reason for that is there are clearly different circumstances when it comes to four-day turnarounds.For the likes of France and New Zealand, a second game against Romania and Namibia respectively is not too tough an obstacle, with the depth to cope and more importantly, a lower ranked opposition.However Japan, Romania and Fiji have all been handed short turnarounds while playing the top two teams in their pools.The Japanese followed their historic win over South Africa with a clash against second seeds Scotland, Romania will face France then Ireland, while Fiji opened the tournament against England before taking on Australia (and let’s not even get started on playing Wales in Cardiff!) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Japan players look dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm The disparity in scheduling between the big teams and the smaller teams is clear to see, with Japan, Romania and Fiji handed short turnarounds between games It’s impossible to ask these tier two sides to perform at their best in back-to-back games, and as Japan showed against Scotland, they inevitably run out of gas against fresher opposition.Romania have already as good as admitted that they will be forced to put out a second string side against Ireland on Sunday.“My biggest fear is that we will be competitive (against France) and then might crumble in the second because of the four day gap. Everything is stacked so heavily against us,” explained Romania boss Lynn Howells.While in that group it might not make a difference, with the group winner likely to come down to the clash between France and Ireland, there are others where it could prove crucial.Scotland playing a tired Japan picked up a maximum five points at Kingsholm, something that might not have happened against a fresher team. The same could prove the case with Australia taking on a jaded Fiji team, whereas the Fijians will have much more time to prepare for Wales, who will be coming off a tough game against England four days earlier.Of course the team who have it easiest are England, with a week between all of their games, it obviously pays to host the tournament!
Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 3, 2012 at 2:34 am Whatever else may be the case, his sort of thing has a chilling effect on anyone daring to criticize the policies of TEC. Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing July 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm Apparently, completely agreeing with its legal positions is now a matter of doctrine for the Episcopal Church. But at least TEC isn’t like those bullies at the Vatican beating up on poor, innocent nuns. Because that sort of thing would be wrong. July 3, 2012 at 8:57 am If the identity of the Leaker can be ascertained, and if applicable, I would be pleased to invoke The Title IV canons that outline ecclesiastical disciplinary procedures in complaints about the actions of deacons, priests and bishops. Those canons also outline the types of offenses that are subject to the procedures. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tony Green says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Comments are closed. Comments (15) Fr. Michael Neal says: Rector Tampa, FL Jesse Snider says: July 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm The Episcopal denomination has truly debased itself through its behavior over that past several (at least) years. It has no honest theology anymore and it has doubled down on the legalism of the Church of Rome. Shameful, so shameful. James Lincoln Sparks, Sr. says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 3, 2012 at 9:34 am I agree with Fr. Frary in that for me, at least, this does not bode well with TEC. Since my Bishop, is one of those named in this “complaint,” it was rather interesting that so far, according to the Bishop’s letter to the clergy of the Diocese, the person(s) making the complaint have yet to be named. That in and of itself is unfathomable. We are becoming a church of “witch hunts” and “back room intrigues” against people with whom we disagree…unfortunately that goes for both sides. And all this, because of “things/posessions.” I know that this is a process and that the process (Canons) must be followed, but since anyone can make a “complaint,” it seems like there will be a bumpy road ahead for TEC. This is all so “Vaticanesque” in an Anglican sort of way. If only Gilbert & Sullivan were around today, our Church’s antics would make a grand operetta – I know who would play the part of the “Lord High Executioner.” Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Christopher Johnson says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Alvah Whealton says: July 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm Is Bishop Matthews truly obligated to see that any whimsical complaint is surrepitiously investigated, or does he make a judgment call? If I issue a complaint about Bishop Matthews, or the PB herself, how far would it get? Will not, in reality, other people than myself issue such complaints? How will we know if they were honored by Bishop Matthews or simply ignored? And, by the way, how does one lodge such a complaint? July 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm Christopher, apparently you have not read the article carefully enough and have jumped to an erroneous conclusion. Any Episcopalian can lodge a complaint. The Church is required to examine every complaint. That is all that is currently happening. The Episcopal Church did not file any complaint itself. Perhaps it would have been wiser to get your facts in order first before making inflammatory accusations? Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm There is a place for these bishops. Actually, there are multiple places for them. ACNA, CANA and AMiA. Nigel Taber-Hamilton says: Rector Bath, NC Curt Zimmerman says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 3, 2012 at 12:05 am Should be an interesting convention………………………just saying…………………….. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Fr. Steven A. Scarcia says: July 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm Tough call. An Amicus, as I see it, is an opinion. In this case, the Amici carry greater weight, because those offering them would generally felt to have a greater degree of expertise than some others. This would be offset by their “vested interest” by what sitting bishops might stand to gain challenging a “monolithic” interpretation of the corporate sole.I don’t think the notion of “abandonment of communion” was ever meant to be this far reaching, and I think the narrowness of that definition was affirmed in the presentment against Mark Lawrence in SC. October 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm My understanding is people leave the church, the property does not. Mr. Iker and his group go. Property stay. Mr. Iker walked away from his vows. His followers walked away from TEC. But it looks like they’re looters and thieves in stealing from the church they renounced. Kind of like the rapist who steals from his victim. They had the choice to remain in the church and be the conservative voice, to help maintain the ‘balance’ which is the hallmark of Anglicanism but like spoiled children then didn’t ‘win’ the game so they quit and don’t want to ‘play’ anymore. Part of being a family is that you are not always gonna be able to force your way and part of being a family is tolerating the diversity of the members of that family. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Episcopal News Service] Two complaints apparently have been filed about the involvement of five active bishops and four retired bishops in property litigation in two Episcopal Church dioceses.Word of the complaints surfaced on various blogs and e-mail lists on June 30. No information about either complaint was released by the Episcopal Church, including the name or names of the complainants.According to the reports, including an extensive one here, Bishop Clayton Matthews e-mailed two groups of bishops to tell them that he had received complaints against them and that “in the next few weeks” he would begin the disciplinary process as called for in Title IV.6.3-4 of the canons of the Episcopal Church.It is highly unusual for the existence of a complaint to become public knowledge at this point in the process, regardless the order of the person against whom the complaint is filed.“As cited in Title IV, disciplinary matters are confidential at this stage,” Episcopal Church Public Affairs Officer Neva Rae Fox told Episcopal News Service July 2. “We are honoring that confidentiality.”In one instance, the complaint apparently concerns the fact that seven bishops endorsed an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief prepared by the Anglican Communion Institute, Inc. in the pending appeal of a court ruling involving the Diocese of Fort Worth and the bishop, clergy and laity who broke away from that diocese in November 2008.The brief objects to the trial court’s ruling that told the dissidents to return “all property, as well as control of the diocesan corporation” to the Episcopal leaders of the diocese.Tarrant County District Court Judge John Chupp said that because he found that the Episcopal Church’s governance is hierarchical in nature “the court follows Texas precedent governing hierarchical church property disputes, which holds that in the event of a dispute among its members, a constituent part of a hierarchical church consists of those individuals remaining loyal to the hierarchical church body.”Those named in the Fort Worth complaint are retired Diocese of Texas Bishop Maurice M. Benitez, retired Diocese of Central Florida Bishop John W. Howe, Diocese of Dallas Bishop Suffragan Paul E. Lambert, Diocese of Albany Bishop William H. Love, Diocese of Western Louisiana Bishop D. Bruce MacPherson, Diocese of Springfield Bishop Daniel H. Martins, and Diocese of Dallas Bishop James M. Stanton.MacPherson is also named in the other complaint, along with retired Diocese of South Carolina Bishop Edward L. Salmon, Jr. and retired Diocese of Springfield Bishop Peter H. Beckwith. Matthews e-mailed them to say that a complaint has been received against them because they signed affidavits opposing to a motion for summary judgment made by representatives of the Diocese of Quincy and the Episcopal Church in the fall of 2011 to secure diocesan financial assets from a group that broke from the diocese in November 2008.The motion for summary judgment in that case was rejected in December 2011 and the case is due to go to trial in April 2013.The Title IV canons outline ecclesiastical disciplinary procedures in complaints about the actions of deacons, priests and bishops. Those canons also outline the types of offenses that are subject to the procedures.Matthews, who heads the church’s Office of Pastoral Development, also serves as the “intake officer” (the person designated to receive complaints alleging offense) for the church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops, a body called for in Canon 17 of Title IV. He was appointed the Title IV position by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.Title IV.6.3-4 says the process begins when the intake officer receives any complaint, after which he or she “may make such preliminary investigation as he or she deems necessary, and shall incorporate the information into a written intake report, including as much specificity as possible.”When the Anglican Communion Institute announced in April that the bishops had signed onto the Fort Worth brief, its statement said that [the bishops had] “no intention of withdrawing from the church, but it is precisely because they intend to remain in the Church that they are concerned that the trial court ruling has misunderstood, and thereby damaged, the constitutional structure of The Episcopal Church.”Diocese of Fort Worth Communication Director Katie Sherrod told ENS July 1 that she could not comment on the reports of a Title IV complaint being lodged against the seven bishops because, due to the confidentiality of the proceedings, she had no information.Jack Iker, who leads to breakaway Fort Worth group, said in a statement that “we are saddened by the report that [the Episcopal Church] is initiating disciplinary measures against seven faithful bishops of the church who have signed an amicus brief in our direct appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.” He accused church “authorities” of resorting to “manipulation and intimidation in an effort to stifle dissent and silence any opposition to their claims.”Bishop Love of Albany told his diocese June 30 that “I have not been officially charged with anything and may not be depending on the outcome of the initial investigation of the ‘complaint.’” He promised to address his participation in the amicus brief with Matthews and others involved in the Title IV process “at the appropriate time.”Springfield’s Martins said in a July 1 blog post called “Speaking the Truth in Love” that he was “distressed” that the July 5-12 meeting of General Convention “which was already going to be a tense time, will be complicated ever further” by the filing of these complaints. He said he signed on to the amicus brief “reluctantly and reservedly” and that he opposes “litigating church disputes in secular court.”Martins said it is “immaterial” if his support of the amicus brief helps either side in the Fort Worth case. “I took the action I did with the best interests of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Springfield, as nearly as I can discern them, at heart,” he wrote, noting that he was not speaking for the other bishops. “My principal concern was to not leave unchallenged the assertion that the Episcopal Church is a unitary hierarchical organism at all levels, and that the dioceses are entirely creatures of General Convention. I viewed signing the amicus brief as consistent with my vow to uphold the doctrine and discipline of the Episcopal Church.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Josh Thomas says: Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA July 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm When a church such as TEC loses alot of members and witness the upper group of management begins to rule with an iron fist. Make no mistake about what Shori wants. Complete control, no diversity of opinion and a tearing down of all that made our church inclusive. How is that now working for us ? You can either watch it happen as with the budget or voice your opinion. Don’t forget the love fest we are going to have on behalf of the native americans while Shori and gang propose cutting their budget by 50 %. Great talk, no action and you will be run over before you even know it !!!!! Fr Joseph Frary says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 2, 2012 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Mark James says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 July 2, 2012 at 6:24 pm I don’t read this that TEC initiated. TEC has received complaints and canonically must investigate. Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Disciplinary process set to begin on complaints against nine bishops Title IV actions object to bishops’ part in property litigation cases Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel David Justin Lynch says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm What are sitting Episcopal bishops doing, supporting the schismatic Jack Iker and his clique in a dispute over who owns the property? Despite Martins’s doublespeak, these aren’t loyalist bishops, they’re people trying to undermine TEC from the inside.The complaint seems appropriate to me, even if the leak does not. David Crawford says: Thomas Andrew says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 17, 2012 at 10:41 am What these bishops did was ill-advised, but not worthy of discipline. The appropriate outcome is an admonition not to do it again. Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group
July 9 dispatches from 79th General Convention in Austin Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET General Convention, Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (2) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rev. Dr. James Hargis says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Norman Koehler says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm The dramatics (historanics) obscure and dilute the substance of PB Curry’s serious efforts to get us back on God’s agenda – Love, Teach, Heal! PB Curry is so on message, and we seem to be on “Social Media!” Please: Listen for the Spirit of Truth!!Fr Chips+ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Comments are closed. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Jul 9, 2018 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY July 9, 2018 at 3:15 pm More meaningless stuff. Integrity Eucharist? Really? Thought it was “The Eucharist!” Is there a new “8th Sacrament,” I missed?! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL The opening hymn, “God is Love, let heaven adore him” set the tone for the Integrity Eucharist at the 79th General Convention, Austin, Texas. Photo: Sharon Tillman/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 9 and late July 8.The members of the General Convention Official Youth Presence addressed the House of Deputies on July 9. The Official Youth Presence was established by an initial resolution in 1982. The members are permitted seat and voice by the rules of the House of Deputies and participate in committee hearings and floor debates. The member of the 79th General Convention Official Youth Presence are Georgia Atkinson, New Hampshire; James-Paul Forbes, Connecticut; Anthony Baldeosingh, Long Island; Wentao Zhao, Long Island; Alexander Ward, West Virginia; Andrew K. Kasule, Washington; Justin Mullis, Diocese of North Carolina; Helena Upshaw, South Carolina; Claire Parish, Western Michigan; Alexander Koponen, Indianapolis; Emily Jetton, Iowa; Luisa Van Oss, Minnesota; Michaela Wilkins, Texas; Cecelia Riddle, Kansas; Angela Cainguitan, Hawaii; Maria Gonzalez, Olympia; Diana Marcela Abuchar Sierra, Colombia; Fernando Jose Aguilar Sanchez, Honduras. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service House of Deputies vice president called home for other legislative workHouse of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing presides over discussion of Resolution B014 on July 5. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings told the house as it convened July 9 that Vice President Byron Rushing had returned to Massachusetts for what she said is a special session of that state’s legislature. Rushing is that house’s assistant majority leader.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.The legislature is facing a time-crunch over the state’s budget. It is the only state in the United States that does not have a budget plan for fiscal year 2019, which began on July 2.Jennings said that she is invoking a portion of the house’s rules that allow her to appoint a deputy to chair the house in the event that she needs to relinquish it for any reason. She has done so during this meeting of convention when deputies debated the issue of compensating the president on July 5 and again July 8 during the voting which resulted in her being re-elected.Jennings appointed the Rev. John Kitagawa, an Arizona deputy, to stand in Rushing’s stead.— Mary Frances SchjonbergMonday theme days deck some out in both camp shirts and purple scarvesBishop Gretchen Rehberg of Spokane, left, wears her Camp Cross, Lake Coeur d’Alene T-shirt with a purple scarf. Bishop José McLoughlin of Western North Carolina wears his purple scarf with a shirt that “welcomes you home” to his diocese’s three camp and conference center sites. Photo: Sharon Tillman/Episcopal News Service People are wearing purple scarves July 9 to support electing women to the episcopacy. Meanwhile, Bill Slocumb, director or Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers, who is promoting Wear Your Camp T-shirt day, said, “it is exciting to see everyone wearing camp and conference center T-shirts today. So far I’ve seen more than 50 [locations] represented.” House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings said in opening announcements that Episcopal camps and conference centers “enrich our ministries deeply in this church.” According to ECCC, there are more than 100 Episcopal retreat centers, camps and programs in the Episcopal Church.– Episcopal News Service staffLeaders of both Houses honored at Integrity EucharistPresiding Bishop Michael Curry proudly holds his Louie Crew Clay Award from Integrity. In his remarks he said, “Together we can change the world!” Photo: Sharon Tillman/Episcopal News ServiceThere were two recipients of Integrity’s Louie Crew Clay Award on the evening of July 8: the Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Both were honored at the Integrity Eucharist at the 79th General Convention, Austin, Texas.“The award is offered by Integrity on occasion when we feel there is someone who has earned it,” said Mel Soriano, a member of the organization. E. Bruce Garner, current Integrity president, made the presentations. The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, bishop-elect of Newark, was the preacher.– Sharon Tillman General Convention 2018 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI
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17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Choc till you drop to raise charity funds Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 October 2008 | News CHARITABLE chocolate-lovers are being invited to choc till they drop at Slattery’s to raise festive funds for the Five Stars Scanner Appeal.The patissier and chocolatier, based in Whitefield, is opening its doors on Wednesday, November 26 to treat chocolate fans to a special evening full of demonstrations, tastings and evening shopping.Slattery has teamed up with Five Stars Scanner Appeal to help the charity reach its £1million target to buy an MRI scanner for the New Manchester Children’s Hospital.Five Stars community fundraiser Helen Harrison said: “This will be a night of pure indulgence with the confectioners at Slattery offering hands-on demonstrations of how to make the most of chocolate, whether it is in baking or simply eating.“Slattery’s is normally closed in the evening, so this is a great opportunity for Christmas shoppers to treat themselves and others to some tasty chocolate gifts, while raising money for the Appeal.”Tickets are priced £10, which includes afternoon tea-style refreshments, and £5 from each sale will go straight to the Appeal.The Choc Till You Drop evening will be held between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.To find out more or to book your place, call Helen at the Appeal on 0161 798 8936 or visit the team at Slattery ahead of the event.EndsNotes to editorsThe MRI scanner will benefit children in many ways:It will save children’s lives by helping to diagnose cancer and cancer related illness earlier than conventional scanners.It will reduce the time of a scan from 45 minutes to 15 minutes, making the procedure less distressing.The shorter scanning time means that results will be more accurate because children will be less restlessChildren with cancer and cancer related illnesses will be able to be treated sooner, ultimately saving more children’s lives.Named after its five celebrity Ambassadors, actor Max Beesley of Hotel Babylon fame; Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs OBE; Rocky Horror and Crystal Maze creator Richard O’Brien; actor Chis Bisson; and Coronation Street star Samia Smith, the Appeal has so far raised £650,000www.fivestarsappeal.co.ukFor further information please do not hesitate to contact me:Emma Camer[email protected] 927 3131 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
People are rising up, rising up against police violence! Smoldering rage ignited in a firestorm throughout the U.S. when police lynched George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Immediately there was public outrage, after seeing how white supremacists killed Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through his neighborhood and after invading police shot Breonna Taylor to death in Kentucky while she was asleep in her own bed. All were Black; all are dead.The videotape of Floyd being lynched by a cop during long minutes of deliberate strangulation propelled thousands and thousands of people — multinational, multigendered workers and oppressed people of all backgrounds — into the streets.The people held the racist “injustice system” and the cops accountable. The Third Precinct building in Minneapolis — where the four cops who killed Floyd were stationed — was burned down. In Nashville, Tenn., the city hall and courthouse were set on fire. Cop cars were overturned and burned in New York City, Rochester, N.Y., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Cleveland, Los Angeles and elsewhere. And, yes, “property” was damaged, the property of capitalist banks and big chains — Wells Fargo, Starbucks and AutoZone torched and other buildings caught in the spreading blaze.For centuries in the U.S., white supremacists — as agents of the state or as vigilantes like the Ku Klux Klan who “work hand-in-hand” with the state (sometimes one and the same) — have lynched African-American people and other people of color with impunity. To this very day, it is almost impossible to get a charge of murder — much less a conviction — when a cop kills a person of color “in the line of duty.”It took four days of countrywide protests and physical rebellions to get just one of Floyd’s killers arrested. He was not even charged with first-degree murder, while the three cops who assisted the killer are still walking free.An intensive ruling-class propaganda campaign is underway to shift attention and responsibility away from the state, as the main instigator of violence against the people, and instead blame protesters.State authorities, like the U.S. president, are defaming the rebellious protesters with racist code words and trying to split the movement by demonizing the “radical left” — anarchists and anti-fascists (antifa), whom Trump has declared a “terrorist group.” Big-business commentators are trying to split protesters into good “peaceful” people and bad “violent” people, white youth versus Black youth, and “law-abiding” protesters versus those who were only harming property.And there is the key word. The ruling class will let millions die, as long as their property — and the state system that props it up — is left untouched. When cops kill, they are virtually untouchable because the “duty” of police is first and foremost to beat down working and oppressed people and to keep any protest from touching the profits or property of the capitalist class.No future under capitalismThe protesters are overwhelmingly young people who are working or unemployed, who are of oppressed nationalities and genders. Caught in the historic COVID-19 pandemic, they are losing jobs in the unprecedented economic crisis or risking their lives to keep “essential” unprotected, low-paying jobs. Maybe they or their family or neighbors can’t pay rent and are being evicted from their homes or are sick, maybe dying, because health care is just for people with money. They face a bleak future, if they survive the present.And in the middle of this storm of oppression, the cops keep occupying, demonizing and killing them, their loved ones, their co-workers, members of their communities. These youth are eyewitness to some of these deaths, or they see them on videotape over and over, becoming consumed with the nightmare that what happened to George Floyd or Breonna Taylor could happen to them.This young generation is the new nothing-to-lose-but-their-chains generation, and they are leading the battle against the murderous state.They — and we — need active, strategic solidarity to win.Already there have been inspiring examples: Union bus drivers across the U.S. — the majority workers of color — refused to transport arrested protesters. A young white woman in New York City knocked a bicycle cop to the ground after he punched a young Black woman protester. The Minneapolis school board severed ties with the city’s police force — a break in the school-to-prison pipeline. Countless people everywhere are contributing to bail funds for those arrested in the protests.As the state ramps up brutal attacks on demonstrators with tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and armed troops, our solidarity must be sustained.More solidarity would be if state National Guard members everywhere refused to occupy their friends and neighbors with military force. For white demonstrators, more solidarity would be to go to protests and take leadership from Black organizers. More solidarity would be joining with oppressed Black, Brown and Indigenous people to defund and dismantle the police, to challenge an unjust legal system and fight to free all those imprisoned.A new generation is leading — against racism and for justice, against dead-end existence under capitalism and toward a better world. They are not “rioters” — they are resisters. 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The award is given to Paris-based lawyers for notable pro bono activities and in his case recognizes 11 years of distinguished work with Reporters Without Borders.In 2006, Balguy-Gallois helped Reporters Without Borders to draft a proposed resolution on the protection of journalists in armed conflicts which the French government submitted to the UN Security Council. After negotiations, the Security Council adopted it as Resolution 1738 on 23 December 2006.More recently, he helped Reporters Without Borders draft recommendations on the safety of journalists.Reporters Without Borders’ legal committee analyses legal issues involving freedom of information and provides legal aid to journalists in difficulty.It also makes recommendations aimed at improving regulations and legislation governing the right to information at the regional, national and international level. The committee has 14 members and sometimes turns to other legal experts and academics for ad hoc assistance.For more information, contact Prisca Orsonneau, the legal committee’s coordinator and member of the Paris bar association ([email protected] / +33 1 4483-6058).(Photo : Alexandra Lebon) Organisation October 15, 2014 – Updated on January 25, 2016 RWB lawyer wins award for defending freedom of information RSF_en The Paris Bar Association has awarded its 2014 Pro Bono “Special Jury Award” to Alexandre Balguy-Gallois for advising Reporters Without Borders on matters relating to international and humanitarian law as a member of its legal committee since 2003. News Help by sharing this information
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News New-Home Sales go in the Wrong Direction in July The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 23, 2019 967 Views About Author: Mike Albanese New Home Sales US Census Bureau Data 2019-08-23 Mike Albanese Share Save Home / Daily Dose / New-Home Sales go in the Wrong Direction in July Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Simplifile Powers E-Recording in Westerly Next: What to Make of the QM Patch Moving Forward The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Sales of new, single-family homes fell month-over-month by 12.8% in July, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The report states that an estimated 635,000 homes were sold for the month, far below the estimated total for June of 728,000. New home sales, though, represent a year-over-year increase of 4.3%. “As summer temperatures rose homebuyers moved to cooler vacation spots for some respite. Even with mortgage rates below 4%, new home sales declined in July, to a pace of 635,000 units, down 12.8% from June … While consumer optimism remained upbeat and resulted in higher retail spending, the prospect of continuing low mortgage rates has removed the sense of urgency for buyers of new homes,” said George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com. Ratiu said the drop in sales was accentuated by double-digit declines in all major regions, except the northeast. The regions hit the hardest were the south and the west, which saw sales of new homes fall 16.1% and 14.2%, respectively. Both regions reported increases when compared to July 2018. The report states that the price of new houses sold for the month was $312,800. The average sales price was $388,000. The number of homes for sale in July 337,000, which represents a 6.4-month supply—a month-to-month increase of 16.4%.According to the report, the median-sales price for June was $306,000 with just a 5-months supply of housing. Although new homes sales fell, sales of existing homes increased 2.5% in July, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). “Falling mortgage rates are improving housing affordability and nudging buyers into the market,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist. Yun, however, noted that the inventory for affordable housing is “severely low,” and that shortage has caused home prices to rise.Housing inventory for the month fell to 1.89 million from 1.92 in June, and a year-over-year drop of 1.6%. Unsold inventory is currently at a 4.2-months supply, a slight decline from June’s supply of 4.4 months. Print This Post Tagged with: New Home Sales US Census Bureau Data Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville.
News Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter By News Highland – February 5, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan who died in Kilcar accident named as John Campbell JuniorNext articleOver 100 companies expected to attend the Donegal Business Connections event News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Calls have been made on Strabane District Council to secure the canal basin in the town.Fears have been raised that the area is being used as a drinking den by teenagers.Strabane Cllr Brian McMahon says there is also evidence that the old Weigh Bridge is being used for many to consume legal highs.He is fearful for the safety of those gathering in these areas:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/brira1pmCANAL.mp3[/podcast] Councillor calls for action on Strabane’s teenager ‘drinking den’
Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – February 6, 2021 Twitter Facebook The Donegal Library Service has announced its Doorstep Delivery Service will continue throughout the coming months.The service was launched in November last year with libraries currently closed under Level 5 restrictions.The Doorstep Delivery Service is free to everyone and you don’t need to be an existing library member to avail of the service.You can access the service as follows by firstly contacting the Covid 19 Community Response line, then inform the Library staff what type of Books, or DVD’s you prefer, the library staff will then choose items using your preference and their experience.The items are then packaged and delivered to your door with stringent health and safety measures being adhered to.All items are on long term loan and there are no overdue charges. When it is safe to do so, library staff will be in contact about how to return itemsDonegal Library Service has also expanded their offering of free online resources which can be accessed at www.donegallibrary.ie. WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Google+ Previous articleDonegal pharmacists meet with representatives to discuss vaccine rolloutNext articleCovid-19: Republic fastest improving country in Europe currently – Holohan News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Donegal Library Service’s Doorstep Delivery will continue Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows