Western Louisiana: Bishop says Christians must ‘denounce this hate and…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Aug 14, 2017 Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Racial Justice & Reconciliation Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY [Huffington Post] The nation and the world watched in heartsick disbelief this weekend as white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Waving Nazi flags and raising the Nazi salute, the mob could not have made its racist ideology clearer.Chillingly, the mob chanted “blood and soil,” a notorious catchphrase of the Third Reich. “Blood” refers to racial distinctions and asserts the superiority of whites over all others. Suppression of non-whites in a struggle for racial dominance is part of this distorted worldview.Read the full essay here.The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Western Louisiana: Bishop says Christians must ‘denounce this hate and violence’ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Charlottesville, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgSpence Johnson – Yoon Ng has been hired to lead Spence Johnson’s Asia-Pacific business. Her initial focus will be on the consultancy’s data platform, Institutional Money in Motion, which currently tracks close to $5trn (€4.5trn) in institutional assets. She joins from Cerulli Associates. ABP, De Eendragt Pensioen, Shell Pensioenfonds, Sprenkels & Verschuren, Aon Hewitt, Mercer, Spence Johnson, Cerulli AssociatesABP – André van Vliet has been appointed as a board member of the €355bn Dutch civil service pension fund ABP. He was nominated by employee organisation Ambtenarencentrum. Van Vliet has been financial director of pensions insurer De Eendragt Pensioen, taken over by insurer ASR last year. Between 1988 and 2014, he was director of financial risk management for pension funds and insurers at consultancy Ortec. Shell Pensioenfonds – Jeroen Kakebeeke has been appointed investment analyst at the €23bn pension fund of Shell Netherlands. He will be responsible for monitoring and investment advice, together with Henk Sytze Meerema, his manager. During the first six months of last year, Kakebeeke was investment consultant at consultancy Sprenkels & Verschuren. Before then, he was portfolio manager for external managers and socially responsible investment at Timeos, the asset manager for the €20bn pension fund PGB.Aon Hewitt – Dominique Grandchamp has been appointed head of investment consulting in Switzerland. He joins from Mercer, where he was a senior investment consultant, advising on ALM, strategic asset allocation, portfolio management and selection of asset managers. Before then, he served as CIO, portfolio manager and fund analyst at a number of institutional financial companies.last_img read more

ENGIE E&P Hires WesternGeco for Gjøa 4D Shoot

first_imgENGIE E&P Norge has awarded WesternGeco two contracts for acquisition and processing of towed 4D seismic data in the production license 153, the Gjøa license, in the northern part of the Norwegian North Sea.The acquisition will be performed with the vessel “WesternGeco Magellan”, and is planned to be completed by the beginning of August.The planned seismic survey is a repetition of a 3D survey acquired over the Engie E&P operated Gjøa field ten years ago.“The main objective for the repeat survey this summer is to observe production effects on the Gjøa field and contribute to an optimised field management strategy.” says asset manager for the Gjøa field Hilde Ådland in ENGIE E&P Norge.The Gjøa field is situated in one of ENGIE E&P’s core areas, and is currently the fifth largest producing field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.WesternGeco mobilization offshore Florø on the western coast of Norway is planned for the beginning of July 2017.In addition, WesternGeco has been awarded the processing of the 4D data, with expected startup mid-august and planned completion Q1 2018. The processing will be performed at their processing facility in Tananger, close to Stavanger in Norway.“The 4D seismic will increase our understanding of the Gjøa reservoir and may help identify potential undrained compartments,” says Ådland.Gjøa is located 60 kilometers west of Florø in Sogn og Fjordane on the west coast of Norway, and is operated with power from shore.License partners in PL153 Gjøa are: ENGIE E&P Norge AS (operator and 30%), Petoro AS (30%), Wintershall Norge AS (20%), Det Norske Shell (12%) and DEA Norge (8%).last_img read more

Wheddon tinkers with lineup in tie with Pittsburgh

first_imgWhen Phil Wheddon’s players have a chance to play, he expects them to make a difference. Every time they step on the field, they have to make a difference. That was the message the Syracuse women’s soccer coach left with his team, following its 1-1 tie with Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon. And SU was able to maintain that mindset long enough to stave off a conference loss that might have caved in its season. Wheddon credits that mindset for his team not faltering. ‘The team is gaining inspiration from each other,’ Wheddon said. ‘We challenge ourselves each day to get the ball on the ground and play a possession style of soccer. And we did that. As you saw, while making different changes in the team and putting different people in different positions, we still can do that.’ Wheddon ran out a lineup Sunday that was without regular starters Kayla Afonso, due to a red card suspension, and Megan Bellingham, due to a leg injury. On their behalf, fueled by their coach’s motivating words, several underclassmen made the most of increased playing time. With five substitutions in the first half alone, Wheddon tinkered with the lineup in an effort to answer Pittsburgh’s early goal. As a result, freshmen Karly O’Toole and Brittany Kinmond, along with sophomores Laura Jackson and Jenna Rickan, were each able to contribute to SU’s late comeback.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Midfielder Alyscha Mottershead, an Iowa transfer who is seeing increased responsibility this season, doesn’t see SU’s collectively young roster as an issue. ‘I don’t really think having a young team means that we are going to play younger,’ Mottershead said. ‘Age is just a number, and the year in your class is just a number. A lot of people on our team, young or old, have a lot of experience. I think coming together as a team, we’ve all grown, and everyone on this team is a leader. Senior or junior, sophomore or freshman, I think everyone can hold their own.’ After extended back-and-forth volleying between the Orange and Panthers in the first half, Jackson entered the game with fewer than two minutes to play in the half. Over the next 15 minutes and into the second half, she was able place a free-kick service toward the net, lob a pass up and in front to Cecilia Borgstrom, and push another opportunity out wide to Tina Romagnuolo, all of which created open looks Syracuse wasn’t finding at the start of the game. For a player who started 18 of 19 games last season, Jackson was more than ready to come in and make something happen. ‘The biggest thing for me is just to make sure that I’m getting opportunities for my team,’ Jackson said. ‘I try and get the ball in to opportunities where we can obviously score and get the ball in the back of the net. I make sure that no runners get by me, and I check the runners at midfield.’ Syracuse entered this weekend’s play ranked 14 out of 16 Big East teams in goals scored. Although SU surely didn’t improve upon that ranking with its lone goal on Sunday, after back-to-back overtime games, it was still a few bounces away from a victory. For Kinmond, who saw action in both games, SU is moving in the right direction at a critical time of the year. ‘I know sometimes a lot of teams, by mid-October, start to decline a little bit,’ she said. ‘But I think that our team is just rising. Because we have a lot of players that come off the bench, there’s definitely a good team atmosphere.’ Playing without senior leader Bellingham this past weekend, SU got a good look at the future of the program. And with Rutgers and Seton Hall to play next week, Syracuse knows it will take a group effort to keep its season alive. Including the young players. It’ll take making a difference every time they step onto the field. ‘It doesn’t matter who we put in there, everyone has bought into what we’re trying to do,’ Wheddon said. ‘And everyone is getting better, day to day. We push each other every day in training. So they know what’s expected. And today, those players stepped on the field and made a difference.’ [email protected] Published on October 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Chelsea reportedly keen on Stuttgart defender Rudiger

first_imgChelsea are one of several clubs keen on Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger, according to the Express.Manchester United and West Ham are also said to be interested in the 21-year-old along with Juventus, Bayern Munich and Monaco.“Of course I am aware of the interest from Manchester United,” he is quoted as saying.“They are definitely one of the top clubs in Europe and they are in a league I have been dreaming of. The Premier League is very physical, intense, breathtaking and with a lot of goals.“My focus, though, remains on playing for Stuttgart. For now, I just have to try and progress as a player.”The Express once again suggest Chelsea are trying to sign Sami Khedira, with reports in Spain claiming that Arsenal have already held talks with the Real Madrid midfielder over a £100,000-a-week deal.Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is said to be considering making a bid. Khedira played under him at Real.And the Daily Star claim Arsenal could try to beat Chelsea to the signing of Paris St-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, who has also been repeatedly touted as a Blues transfer target.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA to step up small business support

first_img6 May 2010 She said all nine provinces had co-operated, even Gauteng and the Western Cape, which did not have Seda offices. Davies said 20 000 callers had accessed the small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) payments hotline, which was launched in September and is housed at the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda). She said the advisory council on co-operatives would include advisers drawn from those on the ground in all provinces as well as legal people. The government plans to increase support for small businesses and co-operatives via a new academy and advisory board, and by introducing legislation that makes it easier for South Africans to run co-operatives. The hotline, which helps business owners claim late payments from government departments and public bodies had so far facilitated payments of R31-million to entrepreneurs, he said. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Maria Ntuli said there were over 23 000 co-operatives registered by the department, but that only about 2 000 were “functional”, making training and monitoring of the sector vital. Source: BuaNewscenter_img SMME hotline Ntuli recently visited the provinces to determine the nature and problems of support to small enterprises, and will this week table her report on her findings before Parliament’s Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee. Institutional support Briefing the media ahead of his budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town this week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said his department would also be looking to revive its proposal for government to buy 10 key products and services from small business owners. “Let’s create entrepreneurs and opportunities for the people, so they can stand up for themselves,” said Ntuli. The department was also looking at institutional support for small businesses, specifically at how to boost finance and business training and wanted to interrogate whether government support was viable and whether the country had a proper support system in place.last_img read more

R800m for South Africa’s Green Fund

first_img3 May 2012 The National Treasury has allocated R800-million over the next two years for South Africa’s Green Fund, which aims to provide finance for high-quality, high-impact, job-creating green economy projects around the country. Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa made the announcement in Cape Town on Wednesday ahead of her department’s budget vote in Parliament. Molewa said the money represented a critical mechanism for achieving a just transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient and job-creating green economy growth path in South Africa. “The primary objective of the Green Fund is to provide catalytic finance for high-quality, high-impact green economy projects and mainstreaming activities which would not have been implemented without fiscal support,” Molewa said.‘Myth’ that green management hinders development She said it was up to South Africans to debunk the myth that environmental management hindered development, by positioning the sector as a major contributor to job creation and the fight against poverty. “The transformation of our industries towards the building of a green economy has many facets; [it is mainly] about creating new labour-absorbing industries that also mitigate impacts on the environment. “This green economy offers substantial opportunities for job creation and development in the environmental goods and services sector, particularly in biodiversity, waste and natural resource management services.” Last year, the department committed to implementing a green economy plan through local and international partnerships with green investors, supported by funding from the Treasury’s Green Fund, as well as international funding through facilities such as the World Bank Clean Technology Fund and the newly established Green Climate Fund.Biodiversity jobs for 800 graduates, school-leavers Molewa also announced on Wednesday that up to 800 unemployed school leavers and graduates, mostly from rural areas, would be hired in biodiversity jobs for a period of two-and-a-half years. Molewa said the department would manage the placement of the candidates through the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi). “Sanbi’s application to the jobs fund, titled ‘Catalysing access to employment and job creation in ecosystem management’, was approved by the Development Bank of Southern Africa to the tune of R300-million,” Molewa said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South Africa beats Senegal in soccer friendly

first_img9 September 2015Bafana Bafana beat Senegal in the Nelson Mandela Challenge, played at Orlando Stadium in Soweto last night. Mpho Makola, in his debut for the national side, scored the only goal of the game in the 78th minute.Coach Shakes Mashaba, who made seven changes to the team following the game lost to Mauritania in an Afcon qualifier on 5 September, will be well pleased with how the players acquitted themselves against a side that had not lost a match since the African Cup of Nations earlier in the year.Bafana produced some excellent football throughout the first half, with Sibusiso Vilakazi and Thamsanqa Gabuza linking up extremely well.The first half ended 0-0.South Africa started the second half much like they had finished the first, pressing for a goal but again wasted numerous scoring opportunities.A breakthrough came in the 78th minute, when Makola received the ball outside the area and unleashed a beautiful right-footed curler into the top-right corner.Senegal had chances to equalise, but a combination of poor shooting and some great work by Itumeleng Khune ensured that the Bafana captain secured the 31st clean sheet of his international career.Although only a friendly, a victory against such quality opposition will surely allow Mashaba to breathe a sigh of relief.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Cooperative merger approved

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agland Co-op and Heritage Cooperative stockholders have both approved the Merger Agreement between Agland Co-op and Heritage Cooperative. Now begins the work of finalizing due diligence and the unification of policies, procedures, systems, and people progressing towards an effective date of Sept. 1, 2017.In a joint statement, Jeff Osentoski, President and CEO of Agland Co-op, and Eric Parthemore, President and CEO of Heritage Cooperative both agree that, “The merger of Agland Co-op and Heritage Cooperative will create a dynamic organization built for the future. It will be a cooperative that brings value and benefits to members, employees, and our communities while protecting members’ equity, without compromising our fundamental core values or social responsibilities.”Heritage Cooperative serves the agricultural needs of farmers and residents in a 20 county area in central Ohio. The cooperative includes 30 locations which serve over 3,300 farmer members, and over 4,000 rural and urban customers.Agland Co-op, Inc. is based in New Philadelphia and serves customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, and Kentucky. Agland Co-op has 23 locations which serve over 1,900 farmer members.last_img read more

Top 10 stories of 2017: #8

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 8. In the barn and out of troubleIn Clinton County, a new program is giving area youth an opportunity to find something more productive to do than they might otherwise choose. The Juvenile Court System has started a new 4-H group, called Bacon and Bits, and they are giving kids in that club a hog to show at the county fair that provides much more than just a summer project.last_img