Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarkets Limited is a leading retail company in Kenya which sells food, non-food and textile products as well as general merchandise through a network of Uchumi retail outlets. The company also provides property management services. Products in its retail range include fresh fruit and vegetables, health bread and pastries and a wide variety of quality merchandise. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited has 20 stores located in the major towns and cities in Kenya, ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgPioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh)  2010 annual report.Company ProfilePioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL) manufactures and distributes quality aluminium hollow ware products in Ghana and for export to West Africa sub-regions. Well-known brands in the Pioneer Kitchenware range include Torch Standard, Torch Elegance and Torch Prestige. Formerly known as Pioneer Aluminium Factory Limited, PKL was incorporated in Ghana by its Swiss founder in 1959. The company name was changed to Pioneer Kitchenware Limited to highlight its focus on kitchenware. SAS Finance Group has more than 70% stake in aluminium kitchenware business. Pioneer Kitchenware Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How high-yield dividend stocks can help an investor to retire rich

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Episcopalians urged to act to protect the Arctic National Wildlife…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Porcupine caribou herd in the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, with the Brooks Range mountains in the distance to the south. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service[Episcopal News Service] To energy companies the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, particularly its 1.5-million acre coastal plain, is a potential oil and natural gas bonanza. To the Gwich’in, the indigenous people who for centuries have called it home, it’s sacred.This conflict has fueled for more than 30 years a contentious debate over whether this coastal plain should be opened to oil drilling or kept as an unspoiled habitat. The biologically diverse ecosystem is home to Porcupine caribou, polar bears, gray wolves, Dall sheep, musk oxen, 42 fish species and more than 200 bird species.It is an ongoing debate only U.S. Congress can resolve, and once again it’s on the radar with the recent introduction of a bipartisan bill in the House that would designate the coastal plain a wilderness, permanently making drilling off limits. On April 21 – the day before Earth Day – as part of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s 30 Days of Action campaign, Episcopalians will be encouraged to advocate for coastal plain’s wilderness designation.Sitting at the top of the Arctic refuge on the coast of the Beaufort Sea, just east of the Prudhoe Bay oil field, the coastal plain is the calving ground for the Porcupine caribou herd, so named for the nearby Porcupine River.The Gwich’in people, who have depended on the caribou for thousands of years, refer to the coastal plain as “the sacred place where life begins.”The Gwich’in, 90 percent of them Episcopalians, have opposed their conservative state officials to protect the coastal plain from development and oil drilling. The wilderness designation also would protect the cultural and subsistence rights of the Gwich’in people.“We are dependent on the Porcupine caribou herd for our survival and if the health of that herd is threatened, it threatens our way of life. One day we’ll have to go back to simpler living and we won’t have that if the herd is gone,” said Princess Daazhraii Johnson, a lifelong Episcopalian and former executive director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee.In 1988, Gwich’in from across the Gwich’in Nation gathered in Arctic Village, Alaska, on the southeast corner of the Arctic refuge, for a meeting unlike any in more than a century. They came by chartered bush planes from 15 remote villages scattered across northeast Alaska and northwest Canada – villages located on the caribou’s migratory route – and formed the Gwich’in Steering Committee, explained Johnson, in a telephone call with Episcopal News Service from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Fairbanks.“We hadn’t had a gathering like this in 100 years, but this was such a serious discussion,” she said. “I was 14 at the time. My family was there for the gathering. I was not there but the ramifications have had a great impact on my life.”Ninety-five percent of Alaska’s North Slope already is open for development, said Johnson. To open the coastal plain would resonate throughout the world.“Getting into the refuge is symbolic. … It will send a message that there are no permanently protected places, [that] no place is sacred,” she said. “Our thirst for extracting oil is going to trump that.”Throughout the debate, indigenous voices have been sidelined, with native cultures being characterized as simple-minded – dismissing the fact that indigenous people have lived and been caretakers of their ancestral land in the Arctic for centuries, and have suffered firsthand the effects of climate change.“I feel very grateful because The Episcopal Church has always elevated that voice,” she said.The church’s involvementThe Episcopal Church has been in Alaska since the mid-1800s, with the Gwich’in almost exclusively members of the church, said the Rev. Scott Fisher, rector of St. Matthew’s, who participated in the phone interview from his parish.The Episcopal Church’s support for protecting the Arctic refuge, he explained, began in the Diocese of Alaska, where Gwich’in clergy first introduced it, and then brought the matter before General Convention.In 1991, General Convention passed a resolution opposing oil development in the Arctic refuge, and committed itself to work for legislation “to improve energy efficiency and conservation so that drilling in this pristine area would not be necessary.”Gwitch’in clergy and Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime gather for a photo at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Fairbanks in June 2014 following an historic Takudh Eucharist. Photo courtesy of Scott Fisher.“The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is more than a wilderness preserve established to protect against the loss of delicate Arctic ecosystems, it is also a sacred place: the spiritual and cultural home of the Gwich’in people,” wrote Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime in an e-mail to ENS, when asked about the importance of The Episcopal Church’s continued support.“Every Christian is called to seek justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being. This is the sacred oath of Baptism. As bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska, the church that most Gwich’in identify as home, I call upon people of faith, especially Episcopalians, to listen to the voice of the Gwich’in people as they seek to protect not only the environment and peace of their home, but the respect and dignity of their way of life.”In 2005 The Episcopal Church partnered with the Gwich’in Steering Committee on a report on the human rights implications of drilling in the refuge.Historical political perspectiveIn 1960, a year after Alaska became a state, President Dwight Eisenhower set aside 8.6 million acres in the North Slope and designated it the “Arctic National Wildlife Range.”Crises in the Middle East in the 1970s, the 1973-74 OPEC rebellion and the 1979 Iran revolution dramatically increased oil prices, and drilling in Prudhoe Bay, which previously had been too expensive, became profitable. It is now the largest oil field in North America.In 1980, President Jimmy Carter and the Congress, under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, more than doubled the area for preservation, renaming it the “Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”Although the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act required the state to put the subsistence use of indigenous people above all else and prohibited oil and gas exploration in the northeast corner along the coastal plain, it left the possibility for future exploration in the hands of Congress.In 1987, when Ronald Reagan was president, the U.S. Department of the Interior recommended that Congress open the coastal plain to drilling. President George H.W. Bush, who began is presidency in 1989, made drilling in the refuge a centerpiece of his energy policy, and in early March 1989 a Senate committee approved leasing in the coastal plain. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled more than 11 million gallons of crude oil in Prince William Sound.When Iraq invaded Kuwait and later set fire to its oil fields, the possibility of drilling in the Arctic refuge again gained steam and eventually found its way into a budget package vetoed by President Bill Clinton. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and a rise in oil prices, President George W. Bush, like his father, thought drilling on the coastal plain should be part the country’s energy policy.In early January of this year, the bipartisan Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act was introduced in the U.S. House. If passed, it would permanently protect 12.28 million acres – including the coastal plain. On Jan. 25, President Barack Obama endorsed the bill. If passed, the area would become the largest wilderness-protected area since the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964.Continued advocacyThe Episcopal Church joined other faith communities in thanking Obama for taking action that “represents a critical step in protecting a sacred part of God’s creation, and we thank you for working to safeguard this national treasure.”“We are involved in this important advocacy not only because of our concern for stewardship of God’s creation, but also because we stand in solidarity with our Gwich’in brothers and sisters who live in the Arctic and depend upon the Porcupine caribou herd for their daily subsistence,” said Jayce Hafner, domestic policy analyst for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.The Episcopal Church at its 77th General Convention in 2012 passed legislation saying it “stands in solidarity with those communities who bear the burdens of global climate change,” including indigenous people.“The Episcopal Church, the larger faith-based community, and others have been really supportive of the Gwich’in, but to me there is a bigger, broader picture,” said Johnson. “We need a more compassionate economy and we need to think about climate change – the most affected people being indigenous, but all people are affected.”Alaska’s indigenous people have already begun to experience significant changes in their natural environment, explained Johnson during a panel on the regional impacts of climate change. The panel was part of a March 24 forum in Los Angeles to raise awareness about the effects of climate change across The Episcopal Church.“The Arctic is one of the fastest warming places on the planet and we’re seeing the melting of the ice sheets, our glaciers are disappearing, the permafrost is melting, [and there is] coastal erosion,” said Johnson, during the forum. “We have entire communities that are having to be relocated.”Climate change is the gradual change in global temperature caused by accumulation of greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere, altering the earth’s temperature. Some areas are getting warmer, as others are getting colder. For example, the mainland United States experienced the coldest winter on record since formal record keeping began in the late 1800s, whereas Alaska experienced an unseasonably warm winter.Protecting the coastal plain of the Arctic is particularly important right now, said Hafner, as the planet confronts the carbon emissions produced by fossil fuel extraction, which, in turn, contribute to climate change.“We’re having these conversations at local levels in parish communities, at the national level with the President’s Clean Power Plan, and at the international level with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations that will culminate in Paris this December,” she said.The goal of the Paris conference is to forge an international agreement aimed at transitioning the world toward resilient, low-carbon societies and economies. If accomplished, it would be the first-ever binding, international treaty in 20 years of United Nations climate talks, and would affect developed and developing countries.— Lynette Wilson is a writer and editor for Episcopal News Service. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Lynette Wilson says: caroline cotugno says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Pittsburgh, PA April 20, 2015 at 5:29 pm Climate change has been cyclical since the world began. It has taken place since before man’s ancestors walked on two legs. While carbon emissions produced by fossil fuel extraction contribute to climate change I see no quantification of a significant contribution. Until it can be shown that reductions of fossil fuel extraction can affect the cyclical climate change I feel it would be more prudent to expend resources to minimize the effects of climate change which are strongly influenced by changes in solar radiation, plant and animal production of carbon dioxide and volcanic activity. Let us take steps to mitigate the effects rather than think we can change the world by working on one (perhaps) causative factor. 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The specific action will come tomorrow via the 30 Days of Action. Stay tuned! Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Lynette WilsonPosted Apr 20, 2015 Submit a Press Release Joe Parrish says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopalians urged to act to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Energy companies covet ‘the sacred place where life begins’ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Susan Floyd says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL April 20, 2015 at 11:32 pm Since we cannot change solar radiation, plant and animal production of carbon dioxide and volcanic activity, let us take steps to mitigate the effects we can change in the world by working on one (perhaps) causative factor such as our continuously growing carbon dioxide emissions. 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Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel April 20, 2015 at 5:50 pm I look forward to hearing more about what our Episcopalian parishes can do to assist in this stewardship mission. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Quarantine urged for parishioners of Washington, DC, church after rector…

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 COVID-19, Christ Church Georgetown in the Diocese of Washington has an average Sunday attendance of just under 450, making it one of the largest congregations in The Episcopal Church. Photo: Christ Church, via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] Parish life at Christ Church Georgetown was upended in the span of a single weekend when the coronavirus made an abrupt appearance. It started with church leaders’ March 7 message that all services and gatherings at the Washington, D.C., church would be canceled indefinitely because someone at the church had tested positive.The rector, the Rev. Timothy Cole, wrote to his congregation a day later, on March 8, with a startling update: “I can now confirm that I am the individual who tested positive for the Coronavirus.” He had been hospitalized and was reported to be in stable condition.Christ Church Georgetown, just east of the Georgetown University campus, is one of the largest congregations in The Episcopal Church, with an average Sunday attendance of just under 450. Late March 8, the hundreds of parishioners who had visited or attended services at the church on Feb. 24 or between Feb. 28 and March 3 were urged by city health officials to quarantine themselves for 14 days due to possible exposure there to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.Christ Church Georgetown is perhaps the most extreme case yet of the coronavirus disrupting an Episcopal congregation’s everyday life, but disruptions across The Episcopal Church have been widespread.From diocese to diocese and congregation to congregation, Episcopalians are adjusting to a range of precautionary liturgical changes – including suspension of the common cup at communion and admonition to refrain from intinction, dipping the bread in the wine. Some congregations also are considering Morning Prayer instead of Holy Eucharist, as well as options for streaming services online for parishioners who want, or need, to worship from home.“In this time when we are all affected by the coronavirus, whether directly or indirectly, whether physically, biologically, psychologically, spiritually, and for many economically, it may be helpful to remember that we’re in this together,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a written statement to Episcopal News Service. “So look out for your neighbors, look out for each other. Look out for yourselves. Listen to those who have knowledge that can help to guide us medically and help to guide us socially. Do everything that we can to do this together, to respond to each other’s needs and to respond to our own needs.”Some congregations are finding ways of getting through this together with practical and informal responses, such as stocking and restocking church pews with hand sanitizer and inviting parishioners to decide for themselves whether to politely decline to shake hands at the Peace in favor of a no-contact alternative.For congregations of the Rosebud Episcopal Mission in South Dakota, the recommended handshake alternative is “soft elbow bumps,” the Rev. Lauren Stanley, presbyter, said in a comment on an Episcopal News Service Facebook post asking readers for examples.She and other clergy there “have placed hand sanitizer out for people and for me as the priest, I have explained about intincting vs. sipping, and are prepared to stop sharing the wine if COVID-19 is detected in South Dakota,” she said. “If necessary, I will use gloves while distributing the bread. We are making as many plans as possible and will keep talking to our people.”The virus, with symptoms similar to those of influenza, had been confirmed in 104 countries as of March 9. Most of the 110,000 cases and 3,800 deaths globally have occurred in China, according to the World Health Organization, though its ongoing spread to the United States and other countries has sounded alarms around the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 423 cases within the United States as of March 9, including 19 deaths. Washington, D.C., and 34 states have reported at least one case.The virus’s economic toll already is being felt globally, with factories, businesses and schools closing temporarily in some places, and the travel industry is in crisis mode over canceled reservations and trips.Those cancelations include Anglican and Episcopal delegations to the 64th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops, which had planned to gather this week at Camp Allen in Texas for a regular meeting. The House of Bishops meeting itself wasn’t canceled, but Curry chose to convert it to a “virtual gathering” rather than risk potential coronavirus spread among the bishops who would be traveling from all corners of the church.“The benefits of an in-person meeting do not clearly outweigh the potential public and personal health risks that could arise from gathering 130 people from around the U.S. and multiple other countries — who would travel through multiple airports, interact with personnel at the camp, then travel again home,” Curry said.Instead, the bishops will participate in three-hour online meetings each day March 10-12 that will alternate between plenary sessions and small-group video discussions.The Episcopal Church also has limited official international travel. Church staff members were advised on Feb. 26 that travel to China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy and Hong Kong is suspended, and anyone traveling from those countries is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days to ensure they don’t have the coronavirus.Diocesan bishops have taken the lead in providing local guidance to Episcopalians and their congregations, and their advice and directives are evolving rapidly as the outbreak worsens.Some of the dioceses hit hardest and earliest by the outbreak were those on the West Coast, and several of those bishops responded by asking their congregations to temporarily suspend use of the common cup.“The COVID-19 spread is a rapidly changing issue in our lives, and even more so in King County and Western Washington,” Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel said in a March 4 message to his diocese. “We have, sadly, become the epicenter of this event in the U.S. for the moment.”Among the cases reported in the diocese was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island, just east of Seattle. That church chose to cancel its worship services March 8 while the facilities were being cleaned following CDC guidelines.Rickel directed all his congregations to stop using the common cup. Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor and California Bishop Marc Andrus soon issued similar directions to congregations in their dioceses. And on March 9, Washington Bishop Mariann Budde responded to the news at Christ Church Georgetown and other coronavirus cases in the region by issuing updated recommendations to her diocese that included suspension of the common cup and distribution of wine during communion.She also thanked members of her diocese “for your thoughtful, calm leadership, concern for the most vulnerable among us, continued prayers for those who have been adversely affected by this outbreak and willingness to make difficult adjustments for the common good.”Numerous bishops also have included reminders in their messages to their dioceses that Episcopalians are not required to take both the bread and wine at communion.“A worshiper’s individual health needs may preclude taking either the bread or the wine,” Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton said in a Feb 28 message to his diocese.He also discouraged the practice of intinction, because a person’s fingers may accidentally touch and contaminate the wine. Several other bishops have raised the same issue, going as far as to tell worshippers to stop intinction because it is less safe. Fond du Lac Bishop Matthew Gunter is among them.“We need not succumb to a spirit of fear. We will continue to gather for worship because that is what we do as Christians,” Gunter said in a March 2 message advising precautions for communion. “Still, the assurance of faith does not mean that we do not exercise proper prudence and care for ourselves and one another.”Episcopal Relief & Development has issued a summary of faith-based responses to the spread of the coronavirus, including printed resources for church bulletins. Dioceses and congregations are helping to disseminate such resources to their followers, as well as health experts’ recommendations for preventing the virus’s spread and responding to illness.“What’s happening is that people’s awareness of the virus and its potential impact is just changing, increasing and changing rapidly,” said Jim Naughton of Canticle Communications, a public relations firm whose clients include several Episcopal dioceses and congregations. “This virus is going to be so disruptive that common things in the life of almost every American are potentially going to change,” he told ENS in a phone in interview.The case of Christ Church Georgetown underscores that point, Naughton said. What happens in a congregation if its priest becomes sick with coronavirus? That may become a bigger question than how to handle the common cup, he said.ENS left email messages with Christ Church Georgetown’s two associate rectors and its senior and junior wardens, but they did not reply in time for this story.The Rev. Timothy Cole, rector of Christ Church Georgetown. Photo: Christ Church, via FacebookCole, rector of Christ Church, had recently returned from Louisville, Kentucky, after attending the annual gathering of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, or CEEP, which ran from Feb. 19 to 22. CEEP leaders are “monitoring the recommendations given to organizers of other conferences where attendees have tested positive,” CEEP Executive Director Joe Swimmer said in an email to attendees. “So far, their expert opinion has been that simply attending a conference with someone who tests positive is not a risk factor.” A follow-up message from CEEP cited D.C. health officials’ conclusion that there was “no identified risk of exposure” to conference attendees.Cole said in the message to his congregation that he would have to remain quarantined for 14 days, but he advised parishioners that he was doing fine. “I am receiving excellent care and am in good spirits under the circumstances,” he said.Naughton recommends that congregations and dioceses plan now for how they would respond to escalating developments in the coronavirus outbreak – and, equally important, how they will explain their decisions to their congregations and the general public.“A concern for public health and the good of the community and the individual health of the members of the parish, that has to be paramount,” Naughton said. “But we’re doing it in the context of balancing it with our devotion to our traditions.” Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Quarantine urged for parishioners of Washington, DC, church after rector found with coronavirus Disruptions of parish life reported at congregations across Episcopal Church One way that some church leaders are looking to strike that balance is through online worship services. After Emmanuel Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Olympia chose to cancel its Eucharist because a member was found to have coronavirus, its rector, the Rev. Elizabeth Riley, hosted a live video of a Morning Prayer service March 8 on Facebook.That service was followed by a “virtual coffee hour” using the video chat tool Zoom.Sarah Stonesifer Boylan, who serves as digital missioner for Virginia Theological Seminary’s Lifelong Learning Department, recommends Zoom for other congregations interested in offering online worship services to their parishioners. Zoom enables a dynamic re-creation of the church community online through chat and video sharing, she said. Some congregations also may consider Facebook streams, which allow some interaction.She offered some best practices for streaming worship services during a virtual workshop March 9 hosted by the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, a Presbyterian pastor in San Francisco, California. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska By David PaulsenPosted Mar 9, 2020 “There’s a lot of anxiety happening on how communities can still gather and how we can be a support to each other as part of the body of Christ,” she said. That anxiety was further heightened by the news this week at Christ Church Georgetown.“There’s a realization that it is hard for communities to gather at this point,” said Stonesifer Boylan, who also serves on The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council. “How can we be the community that Jesus calls us to be without actually gathering in person because of that safety issue?”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

World Rugby’s vice president wasn’t consulted on RWC 2023 pool draw timing

first_imgTuesday Feb 4, 2020 World Rugby’s vice president wasn’t consulted on RWC 2023 pool draw timing World Rugby vice president Agustin Pichot has said that he is “completely against” having the draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup at the end of this year.ADVERTISEMENTThere was widespread criticism last week when it was revealed that the draw will take place in late November 2020, three years before the tournament starts in France in 2023. Not only would eight teams still not have qualified, but the rankings could change so much during the intervening time that the pools at the RWC may not actually reflect the balance of power in rugby.This has clearly been shown in the past, most noticeably in 2015 with a pool consisting of Australia, England and Wales, three of the top four teams in the world.The former Argentina captain Pichot said on Twitter that he was not “informed or consulted” about this decision, neither were RWC board members Steve Brown, Steve Tew or Michael Hawker.Pichot has not been afraid to criticise World Rugby in the past, as he also took aim at the ranking system last year which saw Wales climb to world number one. On this occasion, he certainly has a lot of backing from the rugby world.ADVERTISEMENTHolding the draw so far in advance of the RWC does help with ticket sales and planning for travelling supporters coming from all corners of the world, and that is partly why World Rugby does this.However, the drawbacks seem so glaringly obvious that they outweigh any of the reasons behind such a decision. Although football is a more popular sport, the FIFA World Cup draw is held just six months before the tournament starts, and there is still no problem with ticket sales.The timing of the draw is not a new thing, and it has grown increasingly unpopular, but this shows that those in World Rugby are not keen either.YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Football misses shot at bowl eligibility with loss to WVU

first_img Previous articleMen’s basketball blows 15-point lead, falls in overtime to ClemsonNext articleVolleyball falls in four-set battle against Oklahoma Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook ReddIt Twitter printJalen Reagor sulks as TCU misses their shot at a bowl game. Photo by Heesoo Yang.Needing a win to reach bowl eligibility, TCU football ended their season Friday as they fell just short at home against West Virginia, losing 20-17.“[You’ve] got to make plays,” head coach GaryPatterson said.  “You can’t give ballgames away.”The Frogs gave up a touchdown with 2:10 remaining to give the Mountaineers the 20-17 lead. The loss drops TCU to 5-7 on the season.Safety Ar’Darius Washington was one of the lone bright spots for TCU in the game, as the emerging first-year recorded two interceptions in the contest.Quarterback Max Duggan finished just 15-for-36 for 144yards and two interceptions.It looked like rainy weather in Fort Worth may have been playing a factor early, as a strong hit on wide receiver Jalen Reagor after a catch on TCU’s first drive of the game popped the ball up in the air and into the hands of the Mountaineers.West Virginia would score just four plays later to goup 7-0 less than five minutes into the contest.The Frogs, led by their seniors, would respond well. Minutes later, receiver Taye Barber exploded up the right sideline for a 64-yard rush to put TCU deep in West Virginia territory. This set up a two-yard rushing touchdown by running back Sewo Olonilua to tie the game at seven.The ground score was the 18th and final touchdown of the senior’s TCU career.Running back Sewo Olonilua scores a touchdown in his final game as a Horned Frog. Photo by Heesoo Yang.On the next play from scrimmage, senior cornerbackJulius Lewis made a diving interception, his first of the year, to give theFrogs the ball right back.Two drives later, senior kicker Jonathon Song drilled afield goal from 30 yards out to give the Frogs the lead.The Fort Worth native finished his senior season 23-for-24 on field goals and a perfect 39-for-39 on extra points.The rest of the half was slow, as West Virginia kickeda field goal of their own to tie the game at 10 going into halftime.Kicker Jonathon Song was nearly perfect in his senior season with TCU. Photo by Heesoo Yang.It appeared that the Mountaineers were going to take alead before halftime, but safety Ar’Darius Washington grabbed his fourthinterception of the year to stop West Virginia short before the break.Washington was not done, though. The first-year safety made another great read on West Virginia’s first drive of the second half, picking the Mountaineers off for the second time in as many possessions.The Shreveport, Louisiana, native becomes the firstHorned Frog to record two or more interceptions in one game since safety NickOrr did on October 8, 2016, against Kansas.With both offenses struggling to find the endzone, Reagor decided to do things himself. The junior took a West Virginia punt 70 yards to the house to give the lead back to TCU in the third quarter.Receiver Jalen Reagor (1) returns a punt to the house against West Virginia. Photo by Heesoo Yang.The score was the second punt return touchdown of theseason by Reagor.The big play did not wake the offenses up, however. For the next 23 minutes of play, another Mountaineer field goal was the only score that occurred.With 4:47 left to go, West Virginia got the ball witha chance to take the lead.  It lookedlike TCU had them stopped, but defensive end Ross Blacklock was called fortargeting, ejecting him from the game and putting the Mountaineers deep in TCUterritory.Just two plays later, West Virginia took the lead on a35-yard touchdown pass.TCU would get two more opportunities to score from there, but they turned it over on downs both times. Duggan didn’t even get a chance to throw on TCU’s final offensive play, as he was swarmed by West Virginia’s defensive front.“They have some really good players up front,” Patterson said about West Virginia. “They’ve been getting pressure on everybody.”West Virginia’s defensive front put pressure on Max Duggan all game. Photo by Heesoo Yang.Out of TCU’s seven losses on the season, six of themwere decided by six points or less.Despite the loss, TCU held West Virginia to just 244 total yards, which falls well below their average of 329.0 per game. This makes the Frogs a perfect 12-for-12 this season on holding opponents below their season total offense averages.Linebacker Garrett Wallow finished the game with 12 tackles. His 125 total tackles on the year rank fourth for a single season during the Patterson era.This is just the third time in Patterson’s 19 years ashead coach that TCU has not reached a bowl game.“[I] already did,” Patterson said when asked when he starts evaluating for next season. “Started in August. Can’t be good at what you do and decide Dec. 1 to go evaluate.” + posts First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Linkedin Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Post Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Jalen Reagor sulks as TCU misses their shot at a bowl game. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Aer Lingus extends Lanzarote service

first_imgNewsAer Lingus extends Lanzarote serviceBy John Keogh – August 22, 2013 1013 Print Twitter Linkedin Facebook AER Lingus is to expand its winter Lanzarote service from Shannon with a weekly flight running from October 26 to March 29.The latest expansion follows a significant rise in Shannon’s passenger numbers during the summer season.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Airport described the move as “a very welcome step in strengthening winter sun destinations from Shannon”.The new Aer Lingus service will provide an additional 8,000 seats over the winter season and is set to significantly enhance capacity to what is one of the most popular winter sun destinations for Irish holidaymakers.Shannon Airport chief executive Neil Pakey said that having winter season services to Lanzarote is a positive development for passengers.“We are delighted with this latest Aer Lingus commitment on its services at Shannon, especially as it comes so soon after the recent announcement of increased frequency to Boston and New York next year.“We have just had a great summer and a lot of people will be yearning for the sun again once we hit into the darker months of the year. There is no better place to find it than in Lanzarote.”Last month Aer Lingus announced that its existing Boston and JFK New York flights will operate daily next year resulting in an increase of 50,000 passengers for Shannon’s transatlantic capacity. Email TAGSAer LingusMusic LimerickShannon airport One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Shannon Group statement on the Aer Lingus decision to close its Shannon Airport base Advertisement Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Previous articleNew season & New Kit for Munster RugbyNext articleWeekend Sporting tips with Paddy Power John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins last_img read more

No water cut offs for tenants

first_img TAGSbudgetfeaturedfinance ministerNoonanwater WhatsApp Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Print NewsBreaking newsNo water cut offs for tenantsBy Bernie English – October 16, 2014 545 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannondoc operating but only by appointment center_img Previous articleLimerick told ‘no way’ for Wild Atlantic WayNext articleWillie sees no messiah in the mirror Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. No vaccines in Limerick yet Email FINANCE Minister, Michael Noonan has said that landlords are are not entitled to cut water off if they refuse to sign up to water charges.In an interview with Newstalk radio, the Limerick Minister said that “they (Irish Water) are not entitled to cut people off…people need a water supply. They can limit that supply but if Irish water are not entitled then landlords are not”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking to broadcaster, Pat Kenny, Minister Noonan defended the decision to take in existing local authority staff into the new water company.“These are the people with knowledge of the system. They have done their jobs to the best of their ability for many years,” he said.Minister Noonan was speaking in the wake of a parliamentary party meeting at which serious concerns were raised about Irish Water and the way in which the new company is dealing with customers.The Minister denied that budget 2015 was about buying votes for the next election.“My priority was to give some relief to the coping classes..I wanted to make the tax system more work friendly”.Minister Noonan said that the next election “will not be about any single issue. It will be about the economy – whether you’re in work or out of it,” he told Mr Kenny. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended First Irish death from Coronavirus Facebooklast_img read more

Line Dancing and Puppet Show

first_imgEctor County LibraryThe Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Line Dancing at 2 p.m. and Nancy & Her Friends Puppet Show at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.For more information, call 332-0633, ext. 4012. By admin – June 5, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Local News WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Line Dancing and Puppet Show Facebook Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross students receive graduate fellowshipsNext articleFamily Fun Night adminlast_img read more