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first_imgWednesday 20 October 2010 8:57 pm whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi KCS-content THE Takeover Panel is today set to reject the most extreme changes to the takeover regime which were mooted in the wake of Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury, as it concludes a sweeping investigation into the way large M&A deals are governed.The Panel is likely to shy away from the most radical proposals first put forward by Cadbury chairman Roger Carr earlier this year, according to Sky News. These included increasing the acceptance threshold for acquisitions and disenfranchising shares held by short-term investors.Carr was the first to suggest an inquiry into the current Takeover Code, focusing on increasing the threshold above the current 50 per cent-plus-one-share level and denying investors voting rights if they bought shares within the offer period.Instead, the Panel is expected to plump for a watered-down set of rule changes, including triggering a put-up-or-shut-up deadline much earlier in the bid process to prevent takeovers dragging on for long periods; reducing the new shareholder disclosure threshold to 0.5 per cent of company shares during a bid, rather than the current 1 per cent; and forcing companies to disclose the fees being paid to advisers. Show Comments ▼ Takeover Panel poised to reject Cadbury Law Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_imgUnited Investments Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about United Investments Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgFRANCE TEAM TO PLAY ENGLAND, SUNDAY 11 MARCH, STADE DE FRANCE LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NOT FOR FEATURED New man at ten: Lionel Beauxis missed two drop-goal attempts against Ireland but will start at fly-half on SundayFRANCE COACH Philippe Saint-Andre has dropped half-backs Morgan Parra and Francois Trinh-Duc to the bench for their RBS 6 Nations game against England on Sunday.Toulouse fly-half Lionel Beauxis comes in for Trinh-Duc while former Leicester scrum-half Julien Dupuy, who now plays for Stade Francais, will don the No 9 jersey at Stade de France.He’s back: Dupuy makes a first start since 2009Neither Beauxis nor Dupuy have started a Test since 2009, but Saint-Andre is backing them to deliver a win against England and maintain France’s Six Nations title bid after their 17-17 draw with Ireland on Sunday.“We can still win the tournament,” said Saint-Andre. “We will get together to produce a big performance against England. We will look to be a bit more tactically astute.” Clement Poitrenaud; Vincent Clerc, Aurelien Rougerie, Wesley Fofana, Julien Malzieu; Lionel Beauxis, Julien Dupuy; Jean-Baptiste Poux, Dimitri Szarzewski, Nicolas Mas, Pascal Pape, Yoann Maestri,Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Julien Bonnaire, Imanol Harinordoquy.Replacements: William Servat, Vincent Debaty, Lionel Nallet, Louis Picamoles, Morgan Parra, Francois Trinh-Duc, Maxime Mermoz.last_img read more

first_imgGeneral Convention responds to the voices and stories of women Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Matt Ouellette says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (23) Rector Martinsville, VA Martha Farnham says: By Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 13, 2018 Robbie Johnson says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Advocacy Peace & Justice, mike geibel says: July 17, 2018 at 11:42 am Terry,The fact of the matter is if you do not want to be called out as an “ignorant, hate-filled homophobic bigot” perhaps you should examine your attitudes. The final verdict on Same-sex marriage and the blessings of same-sex relationships as valid and honoured in the Episcopal Church is grounded in theology, it was reached because our understandings of humanity and the Word of God and Christ Jesus have changed because of our advances as a society. Just because you can’t seem to accept that (referring to You as a collective in reference to your status as a conservative) then it is you who has to learn and adjust your way of thinking and understanding of love, of Christ, of the Church, and of your fellow human beings. Rector Washington, DC July 14, 2018 at 10:11 am This Convention convinced me to end my 57-year membership in the Episcopal “Church”. Conservatives are certainly no longer welcome. I leave it the radical feminists, ultra-liberal apologists, and ecofascists. Sorry, I’m not going to worship Thurgood Marshall as a saint. Jordan Sakal says: July 26, 2018 at 9:04 pm Many thinking people accept the virgin birth as a matter of faith as they do many things about God. If what one believes could be proven it would not be faith and the world would be diminished. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm It was a joy to be able to work alongside these amazing women, and I am grateful, as we all were, to President Gay Clark Jennings, whose vision made this possible. There was much work to do in a short period of time, and there is still more that must be done. I am so very proud of our church for the way in which we have discerned and prayerfully considered our own sins with regard to gender, and those of the world, and are now working toward justice in the name of Christ. Onward! Matt Ouellette says: General Convention, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Terry Francis says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm Conservatives are still welcomed in the Episcopal Church? Really Matt? I have no problem worshiping alongside progressives, but when we’re not on the same page in regards to issues such as immigration, climate change, gun control, same sex marriage, abortion and so on, conservatives tend to be at best ignored and at worse, ridiculed. To me, being welcomed means having a say in the direction this church is going. With few exceptions, we don’t. The number of conservative Episcopal bishops nationwide you could probably count on one hand. Most, if not all dioceses when searching for a new bishop won’t even consider a conservative priest. And good luck with having a conservative PB ever again! Who’s in charge of the seminaries? Progressives. Who decides what issues will be discussed and debated in General Convention? Progressives. The concerns of conservative members of this church have and continue to be ignored. That’s not my idea of being welcomed. For the past 40 years the attitude of progressives toward their conservative brothers and sisters has been loud and clear: You are “welcomed” to worship with us as long as you sit in your pew, keep your mouth shut and keep your opinions to yourself. No, TEC is not the Republican Party at prayer. Democratic Party at prayer? Definitely! Terry Francis says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 14, 2018 at 8:23 am Robbie, you’re right. How uninspiring too many Episcopal priests are. They read the Gospel aloud in a Sunday service and then spend the next 15 minutes editing it to suit human limitations. July 16, 2018 at 5:51 pm Matt, “The EC has not endorsed the specific policy positions of the Democratic Party. “. Have you been to the EC’s EPPN Advocacy page? The EC is in the leftists pocket. it’s undenieable Doug Desper says: Matt Ouellette says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bill Louis says: Terry Francis says: July 17, 2018 at 9:51 am That’s not completely true. I’m pretty sure TEC doesn’t think we should have no consequences against illegal immigration. The question is what those consequences should be. I don’t think that separating children from their parents at the border is a moral policy, for example. Remember that illegal border crossing is a misdemeanor in most cases, not a felony, so I don’t think it requires a harsh response that many on the right think is needed (especially considering illegal border crossings are at a net decrease currently). I think a pathway to citizenship as laid out in the 2014 Senate immigration reform bill is a good idea of what should be done. It treats current undocumented immigrants with compassion by offering them a chance to become citizens (unless they have a criminal background), but it doesn’t let them off the hook for illegal immigration and requires that they take a longer process to become citizens than would be required if they went through the normal legal process. Of course, this bipartisan bill died in the House because anti-immigrant extremists derided it as amnesty (which it isn’t). It would be nice to see this bill taken up again by the current Congress and passed. And I don’t think encouraging political activism in the form of prayer vigils and contacting representatives in favor of the Church’s stance on moral issues is hypocritical (the Catholic Church does it all the time on the issue of abortion). Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 13, 2018 at 7:43 pm Hear, Hear Fred! July 19, 2018 at 4:57 am Jordan, with all due respect I don’t feel I need to be lectured to in regards to adjusting my way of thinking in regards to this issue. Funny how conservatives are always the ones who need to “change” in regards to issues like this. For the record my own personal feelings about same sex marriage is mixed. For me personally the jury is still out. People who object to same sex marriage also have theology to back up those objections. There are several passages in the Bible that they can point to. I’d give you some examples but since I’m sure you’re aware of them why bother, since it’s obvious none of them have changed your mind. Perhaps it is progressives like yourself who should examine your own attitudes toward people who disagree with you on this issue. (And other issues as well.) “Calling people out” because they don’t agree with you is self-rightous, judgemental and totally unChristian. There are plenty of good Christian people out there who don’t “hate” LGBT people, they just feel that same sex marriage goes against Biblical teachings and you certainly have a right to disagree. But as a Christian you DON’T have a right to shun them and look down on them just because you’re convinced you’re on the moral side of this issue. God loves people who fall on both sides of this issue and He loves them equally, as hard as it may be for progressives like yourself to believe that. July 14, 2018 at 9:18 pm I guess Fred Fenton doesn’t think much of us poor ignorant unenlightened folk who still believe in the virgin birth. That a priest can reject such a basic Christian belief and still retain his collar is astounding! What’s next? Will the Resurrection itself be considered merely symbolic rather than an actual event in TEC 50-75 years from now? Terry Francis says: Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Matt Ouellette says: Rector Albany, NY Gender Justice, July 24, 2018 at 9:26 pm A voice in the wilderness. 79th Convention focused upon marriage equality, sexism in the church, punishing Israel, supporting immigrants and improving our use of gender pronouns, but ended with no discussion much less effort to address the homeless issue, veterans in need and the opioid epidemic. There are problems and needs to address which would be unifying among all Episcopalians, but the TEC chooses those that are the most politically polarizing and divisive. Comments are closed.center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI July 16, 2018 at 6:10 pm Here’s the way I see it: the Episcopal Church’s stance on issues like poverty, the environment, capitalism, immigration, and the death penalty are not much different than the positions of other Christian denominations like the Roman Catholic Church. Like the RCC, the Episcopal Church supports programs combatting extreme poverty, advocates strongly for protection of the environment and action on climate change, is skeptical of excessive forms of capitalism, advocates for immigrants and refugees, and is skeptical of the death penalty. In my opinion, those are not left-leaning positions. Those are Christian positions. If modern day political conservatives have issues with those stances, that is their problem, not a problem with the Episcopal Church. However, political conservatives seem to be fine in the RCC despite its stance on those issues without calling is a leftist organization. Where the Episcopal Church has differences with other Christian denominations is on issues of gender and sexuality (e.g. support for marriage equality, a more nuanced position on abortion, ordination of women, etc.). If this is where you consider TEC leftist, fine. But I think it is correct on those positions, not because of secular progressivism, but because they are more in line with the Christian understanding of justice than the more “conservative” position on those issues (as St. Paul said, we are all one in Christ Jesus Our Lord). Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET John Roberts says: Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Matt Ouellette says: July 13, 2018 at 6:44 pm The Special House of Deputies Committee on Sexual Harassment offered a number of important and much-needed resolutions. I particularly like DO67 which “encourages the use of inclusive and expansive language” in worship.That is long overdue. We were writing our own inclusive language liturgies as early as the 1980’s. I would rather the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings had been presented with a sculpture not of the Virgin Mary but of Mary the Mother of Jesus. Many thinking people have long given up belief in the virgin birth. Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing The Rev. Diana Wilcox says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm John, I left months ago for the very same reason. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events July 16, 2018 at 6:09 pm Couldn’ agree more Bill! July 16, 2018 at 6:08 pm While I have always believed the sacrement of marriage was between a man and a woman, having the church allow it for gays has never been a deal breaker for me. What I was referring to was how conservative members who disagree with church policy regarding this issue are treated by progressive members of their parish. One should not be called an ignorant hate-filled homophobic bigot just because they feel same sex marriage goes against Biblical teachings.They should also not be shuned and ignored or not taken seriously for feeling that way. Sadly this happens all the time to conservative members of TEC. They should not have to feel afraid of voicing their opinions on someting in their own church. I’ve never heard of Nashotah house but if you say it’s conservative I’ll take your word for it. The fact remains that if there are conservative seminaries they are far outnumbered by their liberal leaning counterparts. And one cannot help but wonder how long these remaining conservative seminaries will last as the Church becomes more and more leftward leaning with each passing year. As for TEC being an arm of the Democrats, well, their rhetoric and their stand on specific issues agrees over 90% of the time with Democrats and virtually 0% with Republicans. If that doesn’t make TEC an arm of the Democrats it comes pretty darn close! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN General Convention 2018 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Christine Gilson says: Bill Louis says: The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Terry Francis says: Rector Bath, NC July 16, 2018 at 8:07 am No, you are still allowed to voice your opinions. And, I’m sorry, not all the issues you listed above were always disagreed upon by both liberals and conservatives in this church, or in the country at large. Progressives and conservatives used to agree that we should stand by immigrants, take care of creation, and oppose gun violence. Those used to not be partisan issues. We just had disagreements on how to solve those issues. It’s not progressives’ fault that one side of the political spectrum decided to make those partisan issues and now thinks those are problems to be ignored. Regarding same-sex marriage, we still make room for those who disagree with it, but we will no longer prevent our LGBTQ+ Christian brothers and sisters from having access to the sacrament of marriage just because there are those in this church who disagree with it. If your idea of having a say in the direction of our church is that you can deny gay people their access to marriage, then sure, you don’t have a say in this and I think that is the correct position of the church to take. Regarding abortion, our church has taken quite a nuanced position on the issue, one that I don’t think pleases either the extreme pro-life or extreme pro-choice side. There are still conservative seminaries as well (e.g. Nashotah house). Finally, TEC has not endorsed the specific policy positions of the Democratic Party, so you cannot accuse if of being an arm of the Democrats. July 19, 2018 at 8:27 am Just remember Terry that many Christians who take the non-affirming approach on marriage think that affirming Christians are not just wrong, but that they are apostate and no longer real Christians. Remember that many of them decided to schism from TEC because they couldn’t in good conscience remain in communion with people who disagreed on this issue, and that a number of churches in the Anglican Communion have cut ties with TEC because of its stance on this issue. And I’m sure you’re aware that in a number of denominations which are non-affirming (e.g. Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, etc.), those who vocally disagree with their church’s non-affirming position are shunned and sometimes excommunicated from their church by their hierarchy until they “repent.” I’d say such approaches are far more judgmental, self-righteous, and un-Christian than what conservatives have experienced from progressives in TEC. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Some of the 47 members of the special House of Deputies Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation appointed in February by the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, deputies’ president, gathered at microphone 3 in the House of Deputies July 13 to thank Jennings for the work she had given them to do. They also presented her with a sculpture of the Virgin Mary. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The voices and stories of women played a significant role in the workings of the 79th General Convention, from a liturgy where bishops offered laments and confession for the church’s role in sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, to Resolution D087 that allows deputies to bring infant children on the floor of the House of Deputies to feed them.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.On the night of July 4, before the convention officially opened, a Liturgy of Listening featured stories from women and men who were victims of sexual misconduct perpetrated by someone in the church. Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe of the Diocese of Central New York, who planned the service, said it was designed to help set a framework for General Convention’s consideration of resolutions dealing with sexual misconduct, exploitation and gender disparity. As part of a response to that liturgy, the House of Bishops on July 8 adopted a covenant that commits them to seek changes in their dioceses to combat abuse, harassment and exploitation. The document, which applies only to bishops, is entitled “A Working Covenant for the Practice of Equity and Justice for All in The Episcopal Church.” Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves of the Diocese of El Camino Real said the covenant grew out of the Liturgy of Listening because it was clear that “there is no way we can do this and nothing more.” She said, “Sexual abuse, harassment and exploitation are part of the system. This is about acknowledging and accepting that.”Special House of Deputies committee offered resolutionsIn February, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, appointed a 47-member special committee to draft proposed legislation on sexual harassment and exploitation. This followed a letter to the Episcopal Church in January from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Jennings, calling for the church to “examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years.”The special committee, sometimes dubbed the “MeToo Committee,” proposed more than two dozen resolutions on topics ranging from changes to the canons on clergy discipline to issues of clergy compensation and pension equity for lay employees. Other resolutions touching on issues of gendered language and clergy employment were proposed by deputies from outside the committee.The convention adopted many of the proposals.Changes to Title IV canons on clergy discipline:D034 eliminates the statute of limitations for victims of clergy sexual misconduct for three years between Jan 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2021.D074 amends the start of the process for filing charges.D076 protects people who file charges against a member of the clergy from retaliation and allows confidential filings for those who fear retaliation.Several resolutions dealt with changes to structures inside the church:D016 creates a Task Force on Women, Truth and Reconciliation to help the church “engage in truth-telling, confession, and reconciliation regarding gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence against women and girls.”D021 removes from the materials that clergy file with the Office of Transition Ministry any reference to gender or current compensation, since statistics show women in the church are paid less than men of comparable experience.D022 creates a task force to track resolutions from this convention that relate to challenges of women in ministry and to report findings twice a year to the Executive Council.D025 creates a task force on clergy formation and continuing education, especially regarding preparation for ordination.D026 adds family status, including pregnancy or child care plans, to the list of things for which no one in the church can be denied rights, status or access to an equal place in the life, worship, governance or employment of the church.D037 directs the Church Pension Group to expand its Clergy Compensation Report to include more specifics on items relating to gender.D045 affirms that pension plans for clergy and lay employees need to be more equitable and calls on the Church Pension Group to study how to make that happen.D046 continues reauthorizing the expansive-language rites in the Enriching Our Worship series and calls on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to create principles to use in developing additional expansive-language liturgical texts.D067 encourages the use of inclusive and expansive language for God and humanity, offering examples of how to do that based on the stylebook of the Society of Biblical Literature.Addressing the needs of women in society:A178 calls for a halt to inhumane and unjust immigration policies that are harmful to migrant women, parents and children.D017 calls for policies that reduce sexual harassment, assault and exploitation in the workplace.D031 encourages clergy and congregations to educate themselves on resources to combat and deal with domestic violence.D032 advocates for equal access to quality health care regardless of gender.A thankful committeeThe Rev. Laurie M. Brock, deputy from Lexington and member of the special committee, led some of the 47 committee members to Microphone 3 in the deputies’ hall on July 13 to present Jennings with a sculpture of the Virgin Mary.Brock thanked Jennings for asking them in February to serve on the committee and “for recognizing that as Christians we have the responsibility to respond to the plight and exploitation of women and all who are victims of abuses of power in this culture.”She noted that Jennings invited many first-time deputies and other young women across the church and giving them the opportunity “to have our voices heard.”“Thank you for giving this house and the House of Bishops a way to engage in the holy work of reconciliation and of love. Thank you for helping us all magnify the Lord and filling those who were hungry for good things of equality, of justice, of safety and, most importantly, of love,” Brock said.While the House of Bishops is overwhelming male, 53 percent of the deputies to this General Convention are women. That is just slightly lower than the Episcopal Church as a whole, which according to 2014 statistics, is 55 percent women.– Melodie Woerman is director of communications for the Diocese of Kansas and is a member of the ENS General Convention reporting team. July 17, 2018 at 8:04 am I’m beginning to see your logic. I think most Christian religions such as the EC, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Methodists, etc, and the Roman Catholics are politically left leaning, its how far left depending on the degree. This is where we seem to differ.For example immigration; I think most Episcopalians are in favor of immigration its a matter of the degree support. The EC doesn’t seem to care about US immigration laws. If an alien family comes over our border illegally they are breaking the law and should face the consequences, a position of the right. The EC seems to be against the consequences of breaking the immigration laws, a far left position So its logically the EC will be associated with the far left. However, EC tries to disassociate itself from the left, much like you do by selling its position on immigration as Christian. The hypocrisy of the EC, which I pointed out in an earlier post is evident when you look at the EPPN which encourages left leaning political advocacy in the form of demonstrations and political pressure on elected officials. I find that degree of political advocacy as leftist not purely Christian. Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Ron Mobley says: 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 14, 2018 at 10:23 am Conservatives are still welcome here, they just need to be willing to worship alongside progressives. If that’s unacceptable to you, I wish you luck in finding a church which is more politically pure for your tastes. Sorry, but we will never be the Republican Party at prayer. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 14, 2018 at 12:08 am I assume the so called thinking people have also rejected the Incarnation, Jesus miracles, and the resurrection of Jesus. These so called thinking people are no longer Christian. Matt Ouellette says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 14, 2018 at 9:31 am The Virgin Birth is a core doctrine of Christianity, and is affirmed in both the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed. It’s disappointing that there are some clergy which do not hold to one of the essential doctrines of the catholic faith. Yes, it’s not something that can happen ordinarily with standard biology, but the ancients knew that as well as we do today. It’s a miracle for a reason. You can still be a thinking person and believe this doctrine, as long as you are open to the miraculous.last_img read more

first_img Follow the news on Iraq to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF_en Police fired in the air in central Baghdad on 16 May to disperse photographers and cameramen who were filming at the scene of a double bomb attack, thus putting into effect a ministerial decision to keep the press away from such sites. News IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News News Organisation News The Iraqi authorities have denied any intention to impose media censorship, pointing out that journalists can have access to security perimeters an hour after an incident.———————————————————-15.05 – Journalists banned from scene of bombings Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern about the press freedom implications of a decision by the Iraqi interior ministry announced yesterday to prevent journalists from getting access to the scene of bomb attacks. May 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police in Baghdad fire warning shots to prevent journalists covering a bombing Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” The worldwide press freedom organisation said it feared that growing restrictions on the media could end in a total news blackout.Ministry spokesman, General Abdel Karim Khalaf, gave several reasons for the ban, saying, “We do not want material evidence interfered with before investigators get there and the ministry wishes to respect the rights of victims (…) We also want to avoid giving the terrorists information about the result of their attacks”, he said.But Reporters Without Borders pointed out: “It is vital that journalists can report on the security situation throughout the country without it being seen as incitement to violence. When the streets become impassable and the authorities provide no information about the attacks in real time, the role of the reporter becomes essential. Coverage of these attacks allows people to evaluate the security risk and to avoid dangerous areas.”It is not the first time the Iraqi authorities have sought to set limits on the work of the media. In December 2006, parliament decided to ban journalists from covering its sessions (more information). The same parliament voted by a majority, on 9 May 2007, to take legal action against the satellite TV channel al-Jazeera. This came a few days after it broadcast a programme in which the political legitimacy of the Shiite leader, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, was called into question. Members of the Shiite community joined demonstrations against the TV in the cities of Basra and Najaf, and in the south of the country. Al-Jazeera has not been allowed to work in Iraq since August 2004, the government charging it with “incitement to violence” for showing videos made by armed groups. Following the vote, several members of parliament also proposed taking the channel before the International Criminal Court at The Hague.last_img read more

first_img to go further Receive email alerts Related documents Letter to Tunisian minister of justicePDF – 229.26 KB Organisation News December 26, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote to Tunisian justice minister Béchir Tekkari yesterday calling for human rights activist Khedija Arfaoui’s conviction to be quashed. On 4 July, a Tunis court sentenced her to eight months in prison on a charge of “disturbing public order” for posting a message about the rumoured abduction of children for their organs on the social-networking website Facebook.“The rumours about children being kidnapped had already circulated widely in Tunisia and had already been reported in the press,” the letter said. “Ms. Arfaoui did not start the rumours but she was the only person to be prosecuted and we believe she has been made a scapegoat.“In response to our 13 July press release on this subject, a Tunisian government official was quoted by Agence France-Presse as saying that Ms. Arfaoui’s conviction was ‘fully justified in legal terms.’ (…) “Disturbing public order is punishable by six months to five years in prison and a fine of 120 to 1,200 dinars (72 to 720 euros) under article 121 of the criminal code, which forbids the distribution, sale or display, or possession with a view to distribution, sale or display, of leaflets, newsletters or stickers of foreign or national origin liable to disturb public order or decency. “This article applies to public spaces whereas Facebook is regarded as a private space. The indictment itself violated the confidentiality of correspondence. This is guaranteed by article 9 of the constitution, which says: ‘Domestic inviolability, the confidentiality of correspondence and the protection of personal data are guaranteed, except in particular cases specified in the law’.”Julliard added that Tunisia had no law governing the Internet and that Reporters Without Borders therefore regarded Ms. Arfaoui’s conviction as baseless. Follow the news on Tunisia July 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to justice minister about eight-year jail sentence for Facebook post Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Help by sharing this information Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News News News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Mc Hugh says government is undermining its own efforts to save post offices PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By admin – April 2, 2015 Previous articleCouncillors discuss Cockhill Bridge with Transport MinisterNext article31 Donegal schools included in latest Summer Works Scheme admin Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A junior minister says the government is undermining its own plan to save post offices.Joe McHugh says the entire government has to be on the same page if rural post offices are to be saved.Last month the Department of Social Protection wrote to some welfare recipients encouraging them to have payments made directly to their bank accounts.Minister McHugh regrets the move – and says a working group is still trying to come up with ways of saving post offices………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews It’s emerged that the failure of police in the North to disclose “significant information” relating to a Loyalist terror attack in Belfast in 1992 to the Police Ombudsman may have implications for the investigation into the murder of Donegal Sinn Fein Cllr Eddie Fullerton the previous year.The discovery’s been made as part of the investigation into the Sean Graham bookies massacre, in which five people were killed.The Deputy Chief Constable has apologised, and offered to give Ombudsman investigators “full access” to police legacy systems.Stephen Martin says human error, unequipped staff and mountains of paper work – were all part of the problem…………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, the family of Cllr Eddie Fullertion is seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach, while Senator Padraig Masc Lochlainn is to raise the issue in the Seanad later this morning.Meanwhile, Sinn Fein’s Justice Spokesman in the North, Foyle MLA Raymond Mc Cartney is seeking a meeting with the Chief Constable of the PSNI, and will also be raising the issue at the next Policing Board meeting.Statement in full – Harps come back to win in Waterford Following the report by the Police Ombudsman that police failed to disclose vital information to investigations by his office Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Raymond McCartney MLA has said:“The revelations that the police failed to disclose key information to investigations by the Police Ombudsman into dozens of killings by loyalist death squads is appalling and unacceptable.“Many people will see this as further evidence that the cover-up of the role of British State forces in the conflict in Ireland is systemic. The PSNI may claim that it is an error but how long was it after the PSNI hierarchy knew about this failure before they informed the Police Ombudsman or the families affected.“The Ombudsman has said he only discovered that ‘significant and sensitive’ information, had not been made available to his staff while they were investigating the murders of five men by a loyalist death squad at Sean Graham’s bookies on the Ormeau Road in 1992.“This ‘new’ information related to undercover policing. “The material now available has opened new lines of inquiry into the Ormeau Bookies killings and into the activities of loyalist death squads in the north west in the late 1980s and early 1990s when some of the worst atrocities of the conflict were carried out at Greysteel and Castlerock.“The question in people’s minds is what is the full extent of this fresh disclosure on cases right across the north or further afield. “These fresh lines of inquiry will now delay the publication of a number of investigations by the Police Ombudsman’s office.“It’s important to remember it is the families of victims who are being let down once again.“These families, many of whose loved ones were killed by loyalist death squads in collusion with the British state, have been waiting decades for truth and justice.  Justice delayed is justice denied.“The revelations by the Police Ombudsman will further erode public confidence in the British State’s willingness to deal with legacy issues. “Sinn Féin will be seeking an urgent meeting with the Chief Constable of the PSNI.“We will also be meeting the Police Ombudsman to discuss this latest failure to disclose information to his investigations and will be raising this at the Policing Board. “The continued denial of truth and justice to victims of the conflict reaffirms the need for an end to the delays in implementing the legacy structures agreed by the two governments and the political parties at Stormont House in 2014.“The PSNI or the British Government saying ‘sorry’ is not enough. Confidence in policing is diving to its lowest level in many years. Immediate action is needed.“There is an onus on the British government to immediately provide funding to the Lord Chief Justice for legacy inquests and adequate funding to the Ombudsman’s Office to properly discharge its duties, and meet its commitments to provide maximum disclosure to victims of the conflict.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter PSNI failures may have implications for Fullerton investigation WhatsApp Google+ Facebook By News Highland – February 14, 2019 Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Previous articleGAA Programme – LIVE in Gaoth Dobhair from Teach MhicíNext articleA5 delay not linked to NCH overrun – Department News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgOntarians were shocked to hear that Ontario’s largest show organizers, Equestrian Management Group (EMG), had sold its assets to rival show organizers Angelstone Management. EMG hosts 14 gold shows at Caledon Equestrian Park (CEP), and the group has been the backbone of competition in Ontario for more than 30 years. Angelstone Tournaments first started hosting events at their Rockwood location in 2009 and now has six gold dates on the schedule. The two organizers have had a healthy rivalry from the outset which only added to the intrigue of the announcement.Angelstone’s CEO, Keean White, is a serial entrepreneur who has continually created unique and entertaining events which feature show jumping in a fresh light. He was the mastermind behind the 2010 Akon concert in Wellington, Florida that was prefaced by a $25,000 Puissance which sold 7,000 tickets. At home, his shows offer Circuit Champions, Leading Trainer Awards, University Scholarships, and offer special classes that target kids and young horses. In addition, Angelstone’s famous Saturday Night Lights Grand Prixes attract large community crowds and have culminated in some epic after parties. Just last year he announced the launch of the Major League Show Jumping series, a 5* Show Jumping tour, with stops in Canada, USA and Mexico.All this innovation, however, has come at a price.Angelstone originally launched with the tagline “by horse people for horse people” and pledged to offer a more affordable alternative to the shows hosted at EMG. “I wanted to run a horse show, because the quality of shows in Ontario is very low,” he said a 2010 article published in Horse Sport. “They lack quality by means of poor footing, poor stabling and poor quality of jumps. On top of that, the shows are very expensive.”At the outset, Angelstone events were a less expensive alternative and charged just $25 per class with no other fees. “Our show is financed by our corporate sponsors, not the exhibitors,” he insisted.Fast forward 10 years, however, and the costs have changed dramatically with Angelstone similar to EMG. It is these rising costs that have some concerned about the new monopoly of southern-Ontario that Angelstone has created.White is aware of this criticism and points to the affordable Silver Series that he has created. Introduced in 2019, the series has grown to six events in 2021 for which 600 season passes sold out in 36 hours last fall. For $949, the pass gives participants access to five shows and includes a stall at each event, all rings open for schooling, and the option to compete in any of the classes offered.He also notes that the new structure with two venues offers savings that will be passed on to competitors at the gold level.“There are a lot of synergies by running both venues. It actually lowers our costs to run each event and there is some significant staffing and supplier synergies,” he said. “We are also going to announce a Gold Pass which will create an opportunity where for one low monthly price you can show at any gold show between the two venues all year. Show in whatever you want, get your stall, the office fee is included, and the schooling fee is included. It works out that every 5th show is free – so we are lowering cost by about 20% by operating both venues. People are going to see a significant cost savings which is one of the benefits. We are going to create more opportunities for more riders to move up from silver to gold because of the cost savings from an operational stand point.”To accommodate the new venture, some changes to the competition calendar will also be announced shortly.“We are going to make a few subtle changes to the calendar that we’ve been working on for the last month, but, in general, it will be approximately the same dates,” said White. “We’ve reached out to Ten Sixty Stables about a date and they’ve moved around a little bit. We’ve also worked with Karen Sparks from Wesley Clover to solidify the calendar.”White has other initiatives planned for competitors including introducing Ontario Championships which will be a season finale to be held indoors just before The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Held over two weeks, one week for hunters and one for jumpers, the top 20 competitors in all divisions from the gold shows based on OHJA points will be invited to attend along with the gold, silver, and bronze medalists from the Silver Series Playoffs.“We can encourage the riders that excel at the silver level and to create that stepping stone opportunity for them to come up to the next level.”In addition to the new options for competitors, White also plans on expanding the atmosphere and services offered at Caledon Equestrian Park.“We are going to put an Angelstone touch in a few places,” commented White about his limited plans for changes in the first year. “After year one we want to stand back and learn and see what works and where we want to focus on improvements. A lot of the outdoor decisions will happen after the 2021 season and aim those towards 2022, whether that’s investing in the stabling or something else. There are a number of areas we want to address over the next couple of years. We’ll make those decisions following the 2021 outdoor season.”One area of priority is to invest in the indoor area by adding heat and indoor stalls to increase the total capacity to 243. This will help facilitate the new winter series he plans to run February through April. “We want to operate year-round rather than just being a seasonal business,” said White.Investing in these capital expenses, however, may depend on the fate of the lease of the facility. Currently, EMG has leased the facilities from the Town of Caledon which has not been transferred, as yet. EMG contributed $1.7 million as part of the investment in securing the 2015 Pan Am Games. This contribution represented the first 20 years of their rent payments of a 40-year lease which gives EMG the ability to host 18 equestrian events during the year.“At the moment we are working together with Craig to put on the events this year,” said White. “The lease hasn’t been transferred yet but we would like to in the near future. For now, we want to keep continuity and traditions and we’ll look at the lease down the road.”While White has succeeded in bringing back more fun to horse shows, he acknowledges that he has plenty to learn from the highly-regarded team at EMG.“We hope to retain as many EMG employees as possible to maintain continuity at the park. I want our team to learn from them so everything will stay fairly status quo.”Indeed EMG is well known for running a tight operation that runs as scheduled, and with staff that know which entries are qualified to enter various classes, neither of which have always been the case at Angelstone.A few years ago the Angelstone team recognized that there were limitations with what they could do with a single venue. The launch of the Major League Show Jumping series, which is currently the subject of a lawsuit, brought the issue to a head and they determined that the only viable option was to acquire another venue so that they could expand their services.“The same group that has owned and managed Angelstone for the last decade got together and looked to grow our company,” explained White. “We went to our bank, like every growing business, and showed some great progress and how we wanted to grow and put the deal together.”“The Silver Series has been our stepping stone that has allowed us to make this acquisition,” said White adding that a similar series will be introduced at Caledon Equestrian Park in 2021.“We are really trying to create a stepping stone in our industry that we haven’t really had. We haven’t had a big number of riders moving from the Trillium to A circuit. In most sports you have a feeder system and we’ve been missing that. The inception of the Silver Series in 2019 has really showed our group at Angelstone that there is an opportunity to get more than just the gold riders involved in what we are doing and it’s opened a ton of new opportunities and doors that I think our industry is going to thrive off of for the next two decades.”EMG was contacted for comment but was unable to reply before this story was published. Tags: Keean White, Caledon Equestrian Park, Equestrian Management Group, Craig Collins, show jumping, Town of Caledon, Angelstone Management, CEP, Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. SIGN UP last_img read more

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