The Rugby World Quiz of the Year: The answers

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Yeah, cracked it!” If you scored more than 80, give yourself a pat on the back (Pic: Getty Images) Find out how you did in our quiz on all things rugby, 2016 CLUB CLASSMatt Scott of GloucesterHe sin-binned Scarlets flanker Aaron Shingler by mistake. Shingler’s brother Steve, Cardiff Blues’ fly-half, had tackled him off the ballDan MugfordThey got stuck in a liftA dance move/try celebration in which you jab your head down on your arm. It came from NFLTwo from: Toulouse (1996), Leicester (2001 & 2002), Wasps (2004) and Toulon (2014) (2)She became the first woman to officiate (as a fourth official) at a Premiership match (Bristol v Exeter)Hadleigh Parkes, 1,760 minutes from 22 gamesThe scrum-half ran a last-minute penalty in front of the posts v Bordeaux when kicking the points would have taken Clermont through to the knockout phase. Exeter progressed insteadTotal: 10 pointsGETTING THE PICTUREJack BassettSean Maitland, Mike Ellery, Richard WigglesworthJamie GeorgeThey inflicted a record home defeat on Saracens, winning 64-23Scotland v GeorgiaNewcastle, Cardiff Blues, Glasgow, WorcesterTOTAL: 10 pointsSTORY TIMEIt was a dark and stormy (KNIGHT), the (MOON) obscured by driving rain. “I wish I could (SEYMOUR),” said the Scottish (COOK) as he cycled (WEST) along the treacherous (RHODES), just missing a (CARR) and an intrepid (WALKER) in the gloom. “Why don’t they take more (CARE)?!” he shouted, ringing his (BELL).He arrived at the hotel near (CARLISLE), perched on the (CLIFF) top, and took a (SHORT) cut through the (HALL) to the kitchen. “Great (SCOTT)!” he said, spotting the sparse ingredients, “I (CANNA) work with that.”“(ARR), (ALO) (BOSS),” said his (YOUNG) assistant, trying to conceal a large glass of (SHERRY). “The (CATT) has eaten the (FISH). Shall we make a (LAMB) (CURRY) instead?”“No, you must be (BATTY)! It will have to be (BURGER) and chips. (PEEL) some spuds and (FRY) them sharp, and don’t forget the (CHEESEMAN). Cheddar will do.”“You (BRITS) are all the same,” came the reply. “I’ll do my (BEST) but it would be nice if you were (MOORE) understanding. I have (LOW) self-esteem, (BURNS) on my hand, and (MAY) have a weak (HART). Yet you’re the biggest (PAYNE) of all. (GOODE) (DAY) to you!”Total: 20 pointsLINKED INcenter_img FOR ALL those who tackled the Quiz of the Year in the January 2017 edition of Rugby World – or who have tested their knowledge online – here are all the answers. To be reminded of the questions, click here. Captained Wales (at a World Cup)Scored five tries in a Test matchSent off for verbal abuse1,000th player to be capped by their countryKicked a late drop-goal winner at Millennium StadiumStaged infamous Tests that have acquired the ‘battle of’ monikerPlayed for Oxford University (in the Varsity Match)Played American FootballEmployed as an electricianYoungest try-scorer for their countryTOTAL: 20 pointsTRUE OR FALSESpot the porkies in this list of statements…TrueFalse, Neil Back (2005) and J Hammond (1896) were both older, Back holding the record with his first-Test appearance aged 36 years 160 daysFalse, it was Richard Hibbard who missed outFalse, Monye brought his wedding forwardTrueFalse, but he was a fan of the Aussie bandTrueTrue – Six brothers plus Freddie’s son (Fred junior). Another of Fraddie’s sons, Brian, played for Tigers’ academy and is now part of Saracens’ academyTrueFalse, it’s a different Alistair Maclean. He’s a legal expert who worked for the FATOTAL: 10 pointsMYSTERY MAYHEMEddie JonesBIL, the Lions mascotEmily ScarrattJunior World Championship trophyGavin HensonRory HughesBryan HabanaOllie WoodburnDan ParksCJ StanderTOTAL: 20 pointsINTERNATIONAL WATERSFrance, in 1994Richard Hill and Paul DeanSt Vincent & the Grenadines v JamaicaMichael Hooper, emulating Israel Folau, George Smith and Nathan SharpeMost Tests played without scoring a try (84)Won his first ten Tests as a head coachWarren Gatland – the others were nominated for World Rugby awards (in 2016)They portrayed him as a clownBen RyanTOTAL: 10 pointsMAXIMUM SCORE: 100For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. And to find out how to download the digital edition, click here.last_img read more

Council considers proposal to stay at church center to further…

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 26, 2013 Richard Murphy says: February 27, 2013 at 3:25 am New York is the obvious place. Moving to another city might have a short-term appeal, but in the long term it would most likely erode our credibility as a Church that is ‘on the map’. Karen Birr says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Property An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. Karen Birr says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Marylin Day says: Council considers proposal to stay at church center to further mission Relocation is ‘only a mask for the real reform needed,’ report says Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 27, 2013 at 9:48 am I seem to remember a basic principle of church growth — plant churches where the majority of the people are, not where the current worshipers are. That’s why new churches are commonly built in the suburbs where the people are, not downtown where the old churches are.Granted, our corporate headquarters is not a church, but it’s a symbol of where we’re placing our attention. The church center move resolved by General Convention 2012 must have been at least as much symbolic as practical.Plus, I’m sitting in Indianapolis as I type this (I’m here on business for a couple of days). Indy’s a pretty cool little city. Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Lisa Fox says: February 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm If y’all defy your House of Deputies and stay in the building, I suggest having a famous artist paint the ceiling of the chapel there. 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 February 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm This church has spent decades knowing and saying that New York City is neither the center of the country, the church, nor our mission. What does lunch cost you in NYC? What salary must you pay for employee housing? How do we move toward a Missionary Society.I don’t think you get the new image. Tamsen Whistler says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY February 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm God’s mission of reconciliation is best served? Bp Sauls et al have a direct line to God that they know this? Besides flying in the face of the process of General Convention and Executive Council – what other outrageous statement can they make to do what they want? And I am a supporter of staying in NYC. Featured Jobs & Calls Karen Birr says: February 27, 2013 at 11:58 am As I see it, the House of Deputies at the last General Convention wanted the move, but this committee (of 4) is telling us they were wrong? This committee also chose to compare with some other very expensive places to work and live. Why did the report point out that most of the membership of the Church lives either in the Central or Eastern time zones? Is this really important to state? And you wonder why membership is dropping? This statement is not fair to those who live in the other time zones. This Church, to my understanding, is open to ALL, not just those who live in New York. This report is very arrogant and does not listen to the majority. Wake up before we loose even more members. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments navigation Newer comments February 28, 2013 at 7:19 am WE MEANT WHAT WE SAID AND WE SAID WHAT WE MEANT: SELL THE BUILDING; GET OUT OF NEW YORK! Eight hundred-forty people in the House of Deputies agreed in a unanimous voice vote. Our opinion was not a “mask” for anything–nor was it a “masque,” for that matter. We voted to take the risk to step out of the halls of power into the wilderness–or at least beyond the boundaries of civilization as the four-person committee reporting to the Executive Council seems to know it. Give up access to the United Nations so TEC can focus on God’s work in the world. Stop eliminating effective people and programs for mission because we say we can’t afford them. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Karen Birr says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ian Chamberlin says: February 27, 2013 at 11:27 am I was a deputy to convention and this is absolutely what we DID NOT vote for. I resent the restating that “the actual underlying issue is not about the location but about how it functions.” This is NOT the will of the House of Deputies at convention, which by the way, voted UNANIMOUSLY for the selling of the property and the moving of the offices. So I guess what this is really saying is that this committee knows the mind and intentions of convention better than the deputies that were there. Michael Mornard says: March 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm Amen! February 27, 2013 at 11:17 am Using the same logic, perhaps Lambeth should consider relocating to Lagos. February 27, 2013 at 7:34 am Is the report from a group of D&FMS executives a “Report” or a “Parody” on the state of the Church? If this were to be read in the congregations of this Church, the guffaws would be ovewhelming. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Mary Roehrich says: Bruce Green says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ David Yarbrough says: Rodger Patience says: February 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm I agree Richard Murphy. The Rev. Ann Fontaine says: Featured Events February 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm That was sarcasm, David. Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Doug Desper says: The Rev. Lavonne Seifert says: Karen Birr says: Jeff Woods says: The Episcopal Church Center at 815 Second Ave. in New York would remain the denomination’s headquarters under a recommendation being considered by the Executive Council. ENS photo/Mary Frances SchjonbergEditors’ note: Story updated Feb. 27 to include link to “Locating the Episcopal Church Center For Missional Strategy” report.[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The church’s denominational offices would remain at the Episcopal Church Center in New York if the Executive Council accepts a recommendation it received Feb. 26 from a group of Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society executives.Of four main scenarios analyzed, “God’s mission of reconciliation is best furthered” by remaining at 815 Second Ave. in Manhattan and consolidating DFMS operations at the church center to free up even more space to rent to outside tenants than the 3.5 floors that are currently leased out, a report to council says. This choice would be “in the organization’s best interests financially, both in terms of budget effect and for long-term investment purposes,” according to the report.The DFMS, the church’s corporate entity, currently rents 2.5 floors to the Ad Council and one floor to Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations. The church center has nine floors of office space.The study began in February 2012, five months before General Convention met, when council’s Finances for Mission committee asked DFMS management to study the possible relocation of the church center.General Convention Resolution D016, passed last July, said “it is the will of this convention to move the church center headquarters” away from that building.The report said the group believes that “the real underlying energy in examining the location of the church center is less about its location and more about how it actually functions,” adding that the writers “could not be in greater agreement about the need to reform how the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society functions and serves the needs of the church, particularly as to fostering, encouraging, and supporting mission at the local level in partnership with local leadership.”Calling the desire for relocation “only a mask for the real reform needed and called for,” the group asks “how long, we wonder, would it be before complaints about the isolation of the Church Center in New York would become complaints about the isolation of the Church Center in some other city?”“Perhaps rather than shifting the locus of our communal anxiety from one site to another, we would be better served in the long run to use our best judgment to make a rational and strategic decision in the best interests of the church’s engagement of God’s mission and then clearly articulate that decision to the church.”Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls told the council that the question of relocating the church center is regularly asked. The first time was about eight years after the building began to be used, and the issue seems to return at the same interval, he said.Sauls, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Kurt Barnes, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission Sam McDonald, Director of Human Resources John Colon and Legal Counsel Paul Nix, all members of the 10-person Executive Oversight Group, conducted the study that began last spring.The study considered Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, Ft. Lauderdale and Cincinnati, as well as another location in New York as alternatives to the 50-year-old church center.Global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield assisted in the study and its work was paid for by the Diocese of Los Angeles.“We think the best alternative is to sell the asset,” John Cushman, the chair of the real estate firm, told council’s Finances for Mission and Governance and Administration for Mission committees earlier in the day. That conclusion stems, he said, from the sense that real-estate ownership and management is “not aligned with the core competencies of the church.”Later in the day, Nat Rockett, Cushman & Wakefield executive vice president, told the entire council that it is not unusual that his firm came to a different conclusion that the Executive Oversight Group because the real estate firm looked at a different, limited set of factors.After the recommendation was presented, council discussed the conclusion during an executive session on the second day of council’s three-day winter meeting. The session was closed because part of the discussion of the group’s report involved proprietary information such as the anticipated per-square-foot market rental rate for the 11-story building and its presumed value on the Manhattan real estate market. That information will also be absent from the version of the report posted here.Council took no action on the recommendation and Finances for Mission and Governance and Administration for Mission will take up the report at council’s June 8-10 meeting.The Executive Oversight Group came to its unanimous conclusion, the report says, after analyzing five “mission considerations,” including the unity of the church, mission partnerships, continuation of services provided, promoting justice and maximizing financial resources for mission. The overall consideration, according to Sauls, was stewardship in terms of financial management of the church’s resources for mission.The unity of the church is most strengthened when the church’s home office is accessible to its members, they say. New York best serves that goal because 80 percent of  Episcopalians (nearly 567,000, based on 2011 average Sunday attendance) worship in the central and eastern time zones and the city is most conveniently reached by air by Episcopalians from outside the United States, according to the report.Important missional partnerships would be negatively impacted by moving the church center to another city, the report says, because such a move would mean a greater separation between the DMFS and such partners as the Church Pension Group, Episcopal Relief & Development, Trinity Wall Street, the United Nations and the Anglican U.N. Observer, resettlement agencies including Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Episcopal Church Foundation, the National Association of Episcopal Schools and the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion.A move from New York would have “a very negative impact” on continuing to provide services to the church and the world because 73 percent of the New York staff (75 of 102 employees) would likely be unwilling to leave the city. The report estimates it would cost $2.6 million for severance and moving costs. While money might be saved by reduced labor costs in other cities, those employees who did move with the church center would have their salaries frozen while replacement workers are hired at prevailing, presumably lower rates. Thus, a two-tiered wage structure would exist which could have a negative effect on staff morale, the report says.“We question the prudence of such a disruption at precisely the time when the church is reforming itself to have an increasingly missional focus and the staff is most needed to facilitate, encourage, and lead the initiatives being implemented as part of the Marks of Mission Budget as adopted at the 2012 General Convention,” the writers say.In addition, Episcopal Migration Ministries might be threatened by a move because it is unlikely many staffers would leave New York since resettlement jobs abound there. If a major loss of staff impacted EMM’s abilities to offer the services for which it receives government grants, the ministry might have to be discontinued, the report says.The report expresses concern about leaving New York because of the laws that might be encountered elsewhere. Married same-sex couples would be forced to choose between their jobs and moving to a jurisdiction that did not recognize their marriages, the writers suggest. New York recognizes same-sex marriage.“We wish to be clear that we, as management, will implement whatever needs to be done to serve the church, and further, that we believe the entire staff of the Church will exercise its best efforts to the same end,” the writers say. “However, we do wonder about the effect on our prophetic voice of the indiscriminate dismissal of staff in order to replace them with cheaper labor absent some persuasive, if not compelling reason, to do so.”“As leaders in the church, we have a particular concern about the effect on our witness on the issue of marriage equality when some married persons employed by us would be forced to make a choice between keeping their jobs and having their marriages recognized.”And, a number of the cities considered are in states with “regressive immigration laws, laws banning marriage equality, and laws that encourage gun violence,” the report says.“What does where we locate our home office say about what we believe?” the writers ask.The report’s recommendation also calls for negotiating written agreements with all the associated agencies currently housed rent-free on 1.5 floors of the church center “to more equitably share costs, risks, and rewards, and most importantly, to enhance missional partnerships.” Those agencies include Episcopal Relief & Development, Episcopal Church Foundation, National Association of Episcopal Schools, Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion, the Anglican United Nations Observer, the Bible and Common Prayer Book Society and the Church Periodical Club. The DFMS also provides various services to the agencies, including accounting and banking services, benefits administration, mail, telephone and information infrastructure at no charge.Of those seven agencies, the DFMS only has a written agreement with Episcopal Relief & Development, which occupies close to half of the space given over to the agencies.“What we have never done before is consciously take into account, and fully informed the church, that these arrangements have a real cost — an actual operating cost and a cost in terms of lost revenue from otherwise rentable space,” the report says.Council resolved in October 2008 that any new agency housed at the church center would pay a negotiated rent “unless there are compelling reason not to charge rent,” the report notes.The writers recommend charging the agencies for the space and making a grant to offset the charge, in whole or in part. This “would make the reality that the current arrangement has actual costs being borne by DFMS more clear to all and help all parties understand the actual costs of their ministries and plan accordingly,” they say.The report notes that at least four agencies (Episcopal Relief & Development, Episcopal Church Foundation, Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion and the Anglican United Nations Observer) probably would not leave New York if the DMFS moved. Thus, they would be faced with having to rent space.“This led us to a simple question: If our affiliated agencies would be willing to pay market rates to a third party, might they be willing to share in costs with the entity that has hosted them at no charge over many years?” the writers say.The grants in this triennium would completely offset the rent charged, but in the future, the report suggests the rent offset by those grants might be less than 100 percent and could be negotiated differently with each agency, “depending on differences in circumstances and the goals of the partnership.”Forging such agreements “would distribute the risk of owning the church center among several entities instead of concentrating it only in DFMS,” the report says.The report acknowledges that part of the interest in church center relocation was rooted in a desire to eliminate debt service from the DFMS budget. The budget includes service on two loans and a line of credit for operating expenses for which there is no balance.One loan is for a parking lot in Austin, Texas, that was purchased as a potential site for relocating the Archives of the Episcopal Church. Revenue from that operation covers the interest on the loan and has allowed for repayment of some of the principal, the report says.The second loan, for $37 million, was taken out in 2004 to pay for an extensive remodeling of the church center after council decided not to relocate the denominational offices. Much of that work had to do with asbestos abatement. The loan was renegotiated in 2010 and is due to be renegotiated again in 2016, the report says.The loan balance at the end of 2012 was $32,642,800 and the annual debt service is $2,684,519. The loan is secured by unrestricted securities in the investment portfolio, not the building itself.Because the interest rate is 3.69 percent and the DMFS expects annually to earn 8 percent on its investment (based on experience), it would be more prudent to invest the proceeds from the sale of the church center rather than pay off the loan, the report says.The report also includes a detailed analysis of the eventual financial impact over 15 years of choosing each of the four scenarios.In other plenary business Feb. 26, council:* authorized a $250,000 line of credit for the Episcopal Church in South Carolina.* heard a recap of the 15th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting late last year in Auckland, New Zealand by Josephine Hicks, the lay member of the Episcopal Church’s  delegation. Hicks’ three-meeting term ended with the Auckland meeting.* received an update on earthquake recovery in the Diocese of Haiti.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. John Schaffer says: John Schaffer says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA February 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm It appears the Executive Oversight Group has retrofitted its own intentions into D016, which reads to me as nothing more than a simple cost-benefit analysis of keeping the Church Center in its current location. Perhaps it is too simple of an evaluation, but it doesn’t seem to care about any of the things EOG maintains that it cares about. It becomes difficult to view this proposal, then, as a good-faith response to the mind of the church. Scott Elliott says: February 27, 2013 at 11:46 am Yes, we ARE to witness to others, not just stay in the same comfortable place. Listen to the people who were the Deputies to Convention. This will make others wonder why even bother attending General Convention. February 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm Once again it appears as though the Executive Council is on the verge of reversing the expressed will of the Church and becoming its own authority. There IS life outside of that one small island called Manhattan. We’re now a country of 300 million, and the few million of greater New York (and even fewer in Manhattan) do not adequately represent the concerns, values, and influence of our national landscape; only display its outward appearances. Perhaps if the Church Center moved to a more mainstream portion of the U.S. there would be a different mindset for our priorities, and The Episcopal Church could begin to relate to the United States more broadly and effectively. As it is, many plans and concerns seem to reflect the parochial nature of this one cosmopolitan population. The mode of operation that we have frequently been lead by has been the cosmopolitain influenced narrative of Grievance – Entitlement – and Reimagining. Most Americans don’t operate in that orientation, and because our Church does it is little wonder that most of America finds us irrelevant. A change will do us some good. February 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm Um.. being a GTS graduate… I can get lunch a lot cheaper in NYC than I can in St. Paul, Minnesota at any place except McDonalds, and Mickey Dee’s is just as cheap in NYC.Just sayin’… February 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm Here’s an idea. Change the building into a hotel and restaurant for the homeless. Isn’t that what we’re all about?center_img Submit a Job Listing February 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm There is more to our tradition than that.TEC is turning its back on our tradition, which is orthodox Christian theology. As a result it’s headed out the door into ACNA and other groups. David Yarbrough says: Ian Chamberlin says: February 27, 2013 at 11:36 am It was emphasized to me in seminary that General Convention is the highest authority in the Episcopal Church. Really? Why would any thoughtful Episcopalian continue to expend the time and funds to attend GC — with the intention of furthering the work of God — when a few execs in NYC refuse to accede to the will of the church assembled in convention? As someone else wrote, of course the execs want to keep their comfy digs (offices and homes) in NY and the ‘burbs. All the explanations read like a smokescreen of excuses. I am disappointed as I am about to begin my priestly ministry. I feel that God is frowning. Karen Birr says: February 27, 2013 at 11:52 am “Credibiltiy as a Church that is ‘on the map’.” Really? If they moved to another location that would be more centrally located and the cost would be less, that would not be ‘credible’ for you? Why would ‘…most likely erode’? That doesnt’ make sense. John Schaffer says: February 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm I was not a deputy to General Convention. I’ve been an Episcopalian in the pews for 57 years, having lived in dioceses in the East and West. I think the headquarters should stay right where they are. Modern transportation makes getting to New York very easy from most places. The same cannot be said for some of the places listed, especially some place like Kansas City. The report correctly points to the financial downsides of a move, which as any one who has moved a company knows are always more than anticipated. With all that seems to go on at General Convention, I suspect the deputies/bishops didn’t focus a lot on all the details involved in a move. They may have voted their anti-NYC feelings instead. February 26, 2013 at 11:39 pm I wish this report had included the fact of the OVERWHELMING support from the House of Deputies in July 2012 that we sell this albatross as soon as possible. Yes, the Bishops watered-down resolution D016 and the Deputies acquiesced. But the Deputies spoke very clearly, then grudgingly acquiesced to the Bishops.I hope the Restructure Committee will take a fresh look at this whole issue. I hope this is one of the “sacred cows” they will consider. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET February 27, 2013 at 9:23 am OF COURSE a group of executives from DFMS want it to remain in New York! OF COURSE they come up with a list of “good reasons” why it ought to! Rev. Doris Westfall says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH February 27, 2013 at 11:44 am I totally agree with your comments, Bruce. Boo Hoo if some employees are given the opportunity/choice to move with the Church Office or stay behind. How many other companies have moved and told their employers the same thing? Get a grip on what the majority of the faith want. Not just a few New Yorkers. 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET February 27, 2013 at 11:49 am We all noticed the committee chose to compare with other major cities that are very expensive. Kansas City IS a not city and is centrally located, not just for the East Coast. Rector Bath, NC Bob Boyd says: February 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm This proposal doesn’t make sense. Why even have a General Convention if we’re not going to follow it? This is not the only instance. The convention said it will allow “same sex blessing”; not marriages. Yet the Dean of the National Cathedral said he is going to perform “marriages”. That’s OK? Yet the Church is suing the Diocese of SC to keep the property. Why is that OK? The result of staying in NYC will broadcast to the world that we have no principles, except when it comes to money. I think there is more to our tradition than that. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Executive Council February 2013, 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 February 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm Stay in Jerusalem or Going to Galilee: a difficult decision . . . will pray. Comments navigation Newer comments February 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm The building is too valuable as office space to convert to that use.Sell the building and deploy the assets to allow meeting the poor where they are – far more bang for the buck. JOHN SCHAFFER says: Hugh Magee says: Rector Tampa, FL February 27, 2013 at 1:06 am So, basically, if the Episcopal Church Center would move, it means that things would have to change: new relationships would have to be established, old relationships might have to change, new challenges for ministry might crop up and older ways of living out ministry might die. Oh, dear. How insulting this proposal is to those of us who live outside of the enlightenment of what it is to be a New Yorker. No one has said that there will no longer be any Episcopal presence in New York to serve the political and international needs of the Church, but to simply close your eyes to the possibilities of living into the Gospel in other ways in a different place smacks of arrogance to say the least. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA February 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm I think the issue here is beyond “getting lunch” … I think the issue is the overall high cost of doing business inside New York City and the high cost for folks who need travel into NYC to do business with DFMS / TEC at the Church Center. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Donald Whipple Fox says: Executive Council, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL John Schaffer says: Rev. Torey Lightcap says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC ROBERT C. ROYCE says: David Decker-Drane says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (41) Ian Chamberlin says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Meredith Gould, PhD says: February 27, 2013 at 11:47 am I guess Sauls thinks he is the only one who has a direct line to God. Gotta tell you something, I also have a direct line to God. I talk to Him everyday. Sorry to burst your bubble. February 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm Perhaps moving to a city that is less tolerant socially than New York would increase the opportunities in witnessing to a community the values our church places on ALL people. Our example could change many lives as we demonstrate our faith by being true to Jesus commandment – love one another. February 27, 2013 at 11:20 am I think General Convention had the right idea. Having the headquarters in NYC, to me only reaffirms that the Episcopal Church, truly, at its heart does not really consider itself the people’s church, and is still really anchored to the 1920s vision of the Episcopal Church as an elite church of privilege and a church of establishment. It would be a great blow to DFMS executives and other TEC officials who would lose their privilege of residing near the center of financial and political power and have to relocate to the wilderness where power and privilege are not easily available.I am left to wonder … what if John the Baptist said that he really should be in Jerusalem, because that is where his mission would be most effective because he would have access to all the powerful and privileged people?Let’s consider that our fellow mainliners have headquarters in wilderness places (or at least places that the DFMC and Exec. Council consider the wilderness) like the ELCA (in Chicago, IL), Presbyterian Church – USA (Louisville, KY), United Church of Christ (Cleveland, OH).If the Episcopal Church is going to survive and thrive, money needs to shift away from expensive headquarters and salaries and instead be invested in mission. Although we are a hierarchical church, we are not the Roman Catholics. Hierarchy need not function like a medieval monarchy, nor does it need to be wasteful. An efficient, cost-effective, hierarchy is possible, but we have to bite the bullet and do it. February 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm I’m not sure how the mission of the Church so critically coincides with the location of the Church Center in New York City, one of the most expensive cities in the country if not the world. What has been the role of stewardship in this project? More affordable locations can just as easily be locations for the mission of the church. Mission and Reconciliation can be carried out beyond the Hudson River. I suggest looking seriously at Kansas City, Kansas. It affords a central location, good airport, housing much more affordable than New York City or other large urban areas such as Chicago or Boston. Rector Knoxville, TN Linda L. Gaither says: Tags February 27, 2013 at 8:18 am Essentially I hear something along the lines of: we’re very comfortable where we are thank you and don’t want to move. Change is hard and we don’t want to do that either. Wow! What a convincing argument. No where do they address the problem that it drains money away from mission. The money changers are in the Temple and they like it there. February 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm This committee should be fired for even suggesting such an outrageous idea. February 27, 2013 at 9:09 am I am confused. The President of the House of Deputies was quoted in ENS as suggesting that the requests in the recent Voices of Conscience letter to Exec. Council (signed by Desmond Tutu and other Episcopal leaders) were intended as an end run around General Convention … Council is not an “appellate.” This, even though the Voices of Conscience letter wrote in support of A015, passed in both Houses at GC 2012. Now we learn that Stacy Sauls’ group of four is given ample floor time at Council to argue for keeping the Church Center in N.Y, after GC voted to sell it AND the real estate firm hired as consultants advises Council to sell. An “end run”? Am I missing something? Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Nombrado el Equipo de Planificación para el Festival de Jóvenes…

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. Se ha anunciado el equipo de planificación de seis miembros para el Festival de Jóvenes Adultos de la Convención General en la 79ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal.Los nombrados para el Equipo de Planificación del Festival de Jóvenes  Adultos son:• Christina Donovan – Diócesis de Long Island• Nic Mather – Diócesis de Spokane• Marvin McLennon – Diócesis de Arkansas• Eva Ortéz – Diócesis del Sudeste de Florida• Marcia Quintanilla – Diócesis de Texas• Sarah Syer – Diócesis de NevadaLa 79ª Convención General tendrá lugar del jueves 5 de julio al viernes 13 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Austin, Austin, Texas (Diócesis de Texas).“El equipo de planificación trabajará en conjunto para crear un marco para que los jóvenes adultos de toda la Iglesia experimenten la Convención General”, explicó la Reverenda Shannon Kelly, Oficial de la Iglesia Episcopal para los Ministerios de Jóvenes Adultos y Campus. “Con el culto, los talleres, la creación de redes y la convivencia, el Festival de Jóvenes Adultos hace que la Convención General sea accesible y agradable para novatos, defensores y líderes por igual”.Se recibieron más de 40 aplicaciones.Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Wendy Johnson en [email protected]ón GeneralLa Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal se celebra cada tres años para considerar los asuntos legislativos de la Iglesia. La Convención General es el cuerpo gobernante bicameral de la Iglesia, compuesto por la Cámara de los Obispos, con más de 200 obispos activos y jubilados, y la Cámara de los Diputados, con clérigos y diputados elegidos de las 109 diócesis y tres áreas regionales de la Iglesia, a más de 800 miembros. Entre las convenciones, la Convención General continúa trabajando mediante sus comités y comisiones. El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptados por la Convención General. Submit a Press Release General Convention, Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments (1) Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Posted Jan 24, 2018 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Nombrado el Equipo de Planificación para el Festival de Jóvenes Adultos en la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal 2018 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth & Young Adults The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls General Convention 2018, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA January 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm Imagino tengan organizado el ministerio musical para ello.Hubieran podido contar además con un cantautor para la alabanza.Este cubano-español está disponible para el próximo.Director del ministerio musical hispano en Trinity Cathedral, Miami.Diócesis Episcopaldel Sureste de la Florida. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Salvador Arce Guerra says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Charitableway.com acquires charitygift.com

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Consolidation in the online fundraising sector took another step with Charitableway.com acquiring charitygift.com. Charitygift will become a business division of Charitableway.com. The deal merges Charitableway.com’s workplace giving technology with Charitygift’s customised e-cards for charity service.Find out more from Charitableway.com  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 July 2000 | News Advertisement Charitableway.com acquires charitygift.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Cancer Research UK runners raise over £2.4m in London Marathon

first_imgCancer Research UK runners raise over £2.4m in London Marathon Runners taking part in the 35th annual Virgin Money London Marathon had already raised £2.4 million for Cancer Research UK by the end of the event.Over 2,000 people ran for the charity which is this year’s official charity for the event. This is the largest number of runners that have taken part for the charity, and the £2.4 million total is expected to rise.Celebrity runnersThis year’s team of runners for the cancer charity included F1 driver Jenson Button, TV presenter Jenni Falconer and British fashion designer Henry Holland.Two runners, Paul and Laura Elliott, got married en route. Novelty costume runners included Tom Jones dressed as a guitar and Michael Fernando who ran in full hockey goalie kit after losing a bet to a friend.Runners cross Tower Bridge in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon. Photo: Bob Martin for Virgin Money London Marathon. Copyright: London Marathon.Head of sports at Cancer Research UK, Helen Jackson, said:“We knew that the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon was going to be a huge year for Cancer Research UK as the official charity. We set ourselves the ambitious target of £2.5 million and I’m so thrilled that we are on track to beat it. With donations still coming in thick and fast there is still time to get your sponsorship in!” Advertisement Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Events London marathon Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 28 April 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Residentes de casas móviles de Iowa luchan contra el aumento de los alquileres

first_imgMás de 22 millones de personas en los EE. UU. viven en casas móviles, según el Instituto de Manufactura de Viviendas. En Iowa, un estado donde la vivienda se está volviendo cada vez más cara, las casas móviles han sido una de las pocas opciones para las personas con ingresos limitados o fijos.Ahora, debido a una compañía fuera del estado, cientos de residentes de parques móviles corren el riesgo de perder sus hogares. Los residentes en cuatro comunidades de casas móviles de Iowa han sido atacados con aumentos depredadores de alquileres después de que las propiedades fueron compradas por Havenpark Capital a principios de 2019.La firma de administración e inversión de propiedades con sede en Utah compra comunidades de casas móviles para obtener ganancias a expensas de los inquilinos. Poseen 5,000 sitios de casas en Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma y Texas.En Iowa, Havenpark recientemente tomó el control de Golfview Mobile Home Court (North Liberty), Midwest Country Estates (Waukee), North American Mobile Home Park (Indianola), Sunrise Mobile Home Village (Iowa City) y West Branch Mobile Home Village (West Branch).Los nuevos propietarios saludaron a los residentes colocando avisos en sus puertas para informarles que se habían producido aumentos drásticos en los alquileres en 60 días. El alquiler aumentaría en un 50 por ciento, 60 por ciento o casi 70 por ciento en todas las comunidades de Golfview, Sunrise, West Branch y Midwest.Si el aumento entra en vigor, muchos residentes se verán obligados a abandonar sus hogares. En algunos casos, los residentes tendrían que dejar atrás “las casas móviles que tenían, o por las que aún estaban pagando la hipoteca”, según un comunicado de prensa del 6 de abril de la recién creada Asociación de Residentes de Golfview.Los residentes de North American Mobile han expresado su preocupación de que las alzas en los alquileres de Havenpark también vendrán a Indianola.La Directora Ejecutiva de la Coalición de Viviendas Asequibles del Condado de Johnson, Sara Barron, le dijo a Workers World, “Este tipo de compra a gran escala de comunidades de casas móviles y el aumento dramático de la renta es nuevo para nuestra comunidad. JCAHC fue alertado de la situación por el hijo de un residente de Golfview.“Es difícil para mí entender cómo una empresa como Havenpark Capital puede justificar ganar dinero para inversionistas de fuera del estado al tomar dinero de personas que no tienen lo suficiente para satisfacer sus necesidades básicas”, dijo Barron.La decisión ha sido llamada “sin corazón” por los residentes, muchos de los cuales son ancianos o discapacitados. Si bien las acciones de Havenpark son insensibles, son legales según la ley estatal.El Código de Iowa es restrictivo cuando se trata de los derechos de los propietarios de casas móviles. Los propietarios de parques móviles pueden aumentar el alquiler de los inquilinos con poca antelación y desalojarlos “sin una buena causa”.Barron dijo que las viviendas asequibles son escasas en el condado de Johnson (donde se ubican tres de las comunidades). “Para alquilar un modesto apartamento de dos habitaciones, alguien que gane el salario mínimo actual tendría que trabajar en dos empleos y medio a tiempo completo”.Los residentes de Golfview toman una posiciónEn lugar de esperar a que cambien las leyes, los residentes de Golfview decidieron actuar.El 5 de abril, más de 100 residentes indignados de Golfview y aliados de la comunidad se reunieron en la Biblioteca de North Liberty. La reunión dio lugar a la formación de la Asociación de Residentes de Golfview.Se están realizando esfuerzos de organización similares en las comunidades de Sunrise y West Branch, con la esperanza de crear una red de asociaciones de casas móviles para defender los derechos de los residentes.Los aliados de GRA incluyen The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, Teamsters Local 238 y TeamCAN.El Secretario-Tesorero del Local 238 de Teamsters, Jesse Case, dijo: “Este es un problema moral y TeamCAN y los Teamsters están listos para luchar junto a la Asociación de Residentes de Golfview (GRA) contra Havenpark”. (Comunicado de prensa del 6 de abril)El reportero deportivo de North Liberty Leader, Don Lund, quien fue elegido para el consejo de GRA, se encuentra entre los residentes de Golfview afectados por el aumento de los alquileres. Lund nació sin brazos debajo de sus codos y sin piernas ni pies. Incapaz de trabajar semanas de 40 horas, los pagos por incapacidad complementan sus ingresos.Lund ha vivido en la comunidad durante 20 años y no está dispuesto a rendirse sin luchar. “No tengo dinero ni recursos”, dijo Lund en la reunión. “Solo soy un tipo de Seguridad Social que puede ser parte de un grupo y contraatacar, y esto es lo que voy a hacer”.El GRA está exigiendo una reunión con los nuevos propietarios, una solicitud que Havenpark aún no ha aceptado.Silenciar a los críticos en WaukeeEl residente de Waukee, Matt Chapman, un crítico abierto de Havenpark, ha tratado de reunir a los inquilinos de Midwest Country Estates y otros contra las alzas en los alquileres. Le preocupa que el plan a largo plazo de Havenpark sea desalojar a todos los residentes del parque.Chapman se contactó con representantes electos, escribió publicaciones en línea y fue de puerta en puerta, planteando estos problemas a los vecinos. Por sus acciones, recibió una carta de “cese y desistimiento” de los abogados de Havenpark.La carta, fechada el 16 de abril, acusó a Chapman de difundir rumores y solicitar información confidencial a los residentes del Medio Oeste, lo que él ha negado. En una entrevista con el Registro de Des Moines, Chapman dijo: “Me hice un punto objetivo”.“Creo que fue solo una intimidación”, agregó Chapman. “Solo estaba tratando de ayudar a la gente”. Se envió una carta de respuesta de Iowa Legal Aid a Havenpark en nombre de Chapman.Después de una avalancha de publicidad negativa, Havenpark anunció que demoraría el aumento de la renta hasta el 1 de julio. Esto no cambia el hecho de que muchos residentes todavía no podrían pagar, lo que los obligó a mudarse sin tener a dónde ir.Para los residentes de estas comunidades, la lucha apenas comienza.Como dijo Brittany Clowers, residente de Golfview, “el hecho de que las personas de bajos ingresos vivan aquí no significa que seamos” menos que “. […] merecemos poder tener una casa que podamos pagar”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Chinese still face long march to establish freedom of information

first_imgNews June 26, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese still face long march to establish freedom of information Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Follow the news on China News March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned about the continued attacks by the Chinese authorities on those such as artists, human rights activists and the media who bring public attention to sensitive subjects.“Rights campaigner Hu Jia beaten up on 20 June, artist Ai Weiwei facing improper legal proceedings, journalists of the South China Morning Post forced into self-censorship… the record is shocking,” the press freedom organization said.“The list of infringements of freedom of news and information in China appears endless. Bearing this in mind, the government’s human rights action plan for 2012-2015, published by Beijing on 11 June, appears to be little more than window-dressing.“The state newspaper Global Times says the plan will serve as a foundation for new measures to protect citizens’ rights and penalize illegal detentions. The treatment of Ai Weiwei and Hu Jia, however, arouses scepticism. The authorities have yet to match their words with deeds. We therefore ask the Chinese government to provide concrete proof of its desire to improve its compliance with basic freedoms, in particular the freedom to report and receive the news.”Hu Jia beaten up, Xu Zhiyong arrestedA year after he was released from prison, human rights campaigner Hu Jia was beaten by state security men as he left his Beijing apartment on 20 June. Hu, who suffers from cirrhosis of the liver, was hit in the throat and reported slight injuries to his chest, which caused him some pain. “It is the first time it happened since I left prison,” he told the French news agency AFP.He said the reason for the attack might have been a recent visit he paid to the family of dissident Chen Guangcheng, or the fact that it was the hearing date in the trial of his friend Ai Weiwei.On 12 June, Hu was detained and questioned (Chinese / 中文) by the police for eight hours. When he returned home, about 20 police officers were parked outside his house, watching the front door.Lawyer and human rights activist Xu Zhiyong was detained by the police for two days – 7 and 8 June – after he published an article on his blog on 29 May entitled “China’s New Civil Movement”, calling for greater democracy in the country. The article, written under the pen name “Citizen”, was removed by the authorities.In an account published online after he was released, Xu says: “Over the last ten years or so, so many Chinese have died in all sorts of black jails as a result of torture; what I was going through was nothing.”Ai Weiwei harassedFor the first time since his conditional release a year ago, the artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei was able to leave his home on 21 June without having to report to the police. However, on the very day on which his surveillance was due to end, the authorities imposed a new travel ban because of other charges pending against him, including pornography, bigamy and the illicit exchange of foreign currency.The pornography charge was prompted by a nude group portrait of the artist with four women which the authorities have classified as pornographic because of its wide distribution on the Internet, where it is reported to have been viewed more than one thousand times.Meanwhile, his prosecution for tax evasion is still progressing. On 20 June, police prevented Ai from going to court to attend a hearing. Uniformed and plain-clothes officers guarded his residence and studio in Beijing as well as the court entrance, also preventing journalists and friends of the accused from entering.Among the latter, Hu Jia decided not to go to the hearing given that Ai himself had been prevented from attending. Even Ai’s counsel Liu Xiaoyuan was not able to be present. The lawyer, out of contact from the evening of 19 June until the next day, said on his Twitter account that the authorities had forced him to leave Beijing sooner than he expected. Reporters Without Borders noted the extent to which art can be a means of circumventing censorship in China when it took part in a special event entitled “Art against censorship in China” on 17 April organized by the Liu Xiaobo Support Committee at the Jeu de Paume gallery in Paris.Hong Kong media within reach of Beijing’s long armThe central government may well have had a hand in an editorial decision by the Hong Kong English-language paper, the South China Morning Post, which published a story on 7 June on the death of the dissident Li Wangyang in suspicious circumstances. The article was reduced to a brief item and moved to a less important section of the paper.The Web-based newspaper Asia Sentinel quoted an exchange of e-mails between Alex Price, a sub-editor at the South China Morning Post, and the editor in chief Wang Xiangwei. The latter sent a curt reply to a question from Price about how the article was handled: “I don’t have to explain to you anything. I made the decision and I stand by it. If you don’t like it, you know what to do.”Although the newspaper later covered the case extensively, it could be an indication that the hand of Beijing was behind this act of self-censorship. The editor in chief responded to the controversy in an editorial on 21 June in which he said he had no desire to downplay the story of Li’s death.Reporters Without Borders is concerned that the decision may have been influenced by the Chinese government, which would be a blow to the independence of Hong Kong’s media.In addition, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (国家广播电影电视总局), issued a notice (Chinese / 中文) to provincial radio and television authorities on 13 June announcing a three-month campaign to “combat news extortion and clean up paid-for news”.The campaign is coordinated by the Central Propaganda Department and the notice refers to the need to “create a favourable climate for the successful opening of the Party’s 18th National Congress”, due to take place this autumn. Reporters Without Borders fears the campaign may have a negative effect on investigative journalism, even though this is not its stated aim. 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Harassment of Burundi’s media intensifies for referendum

first_img Personnel de la Radio Isanganiro, alors fermée, célèbre son 13eme anniversaire , en novembre 2015 / Crédit : Radio Isanganiro Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the intimidation and arrests of journalists and the broadcast bans that have reinforced the climate of fear for Burundi’s media, increased the constraints on reporting and prevented proper coverage of the campaign for tomorrow’s referendum on a controversial constitutional amendment. News BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence ImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention RSF_en May 16, 2018 Harassment of Burundi’s media intensifies for referendum News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alertscenter_img President Pierre Nkurunziza, who now has his party call him the “eternal supreme guide,” will be able to rule until 2034 if the proposed amendment is adopted.The start of the official campaign on 4 May was marked by a new turn of the screw by Burundi’s authorities in the form of a six-month ban on local broadcasting by the BBC and VOA, two of the country’s main international radio stations, for “breaches in professional ethics.”Since then, acts of intimidation of journalists have occurred throughout the campaign. The reporter Jean Bosco Ndarurenze was expelled from a ruling party meeting in the northern city of Kirundo on 7 May. His audio recorder was confiscated and was then returned on the condition that its contents were deleted.Radio Insanganiro reporter Pacifique Cubahiro and his cameraman suffered a similar fate last weekend when they tried to do a report on the massacre of 26 residents of a village in the northwest of the country. They were briefly arrested and their recorded video material was seized. On 9 May, journalists with the Renouveau Burundi newspaper were prevented from covering members of the public collecting their voter cards from the city hall in the capital, Bujumbura. “Interviewing government opponents means exposing yourself to the risk of reprisals by the authorities,” a Burundian journalist told RSF. “Since the start of the crisis in 2015, we have gone from fear to resignation.”“Journalists who have tried to cover this campaign in an impartial manner have been called enemies of the nation at a time when the media are already heavily muzzled,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “A democratic and credible referendum is impossible in a country in which the media are gagged and journalists are subjected to constant intimidation.”A few media outlets surviveDozens of Burundian journalists fled into exile after an attempted coup d’état against President Nkurunziza in May 2015. Since then, Burundi’s once rich and varied media landscape has been reduced to a few outlets that still manage to provide independent local news coverage.They include SOS Médias Burundi, which is celebrating the third anniversary of its creation this week. It has survived harassment and violence thanks to a network of anonymous reporters who work independently and use smartphones to send their stories. Its Facebook page, which now has more than 47,000 followers, is one of the few sources of credible and verified news reports from within the country.They also include the online weekly newspaper Iwacu, whose website has been “mirrored” as part of RSF’s Collateral Freedom operation since 12 March, World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. The original website has been inaccessible within Burundi since October 2017.Iwacu reporter Jean Bigirimana has been missing since July 2016. Several witnesses said they saw him being arrested by members of the National Intelligence Service (SNR). The authorities have never said anything about his disappearance.Burundi continues to languish in the bottom sixth of the RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, and is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in the 2018 Index. Follow the news on Burundi Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further October 21, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence ImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Organisation June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Announces Holy Week and Easter Schedule

first_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church announces Holy Week and Easter Schedule:Palm Sunday, March 29th8:00 a.m. in the ChapelThe Blessing of Palms and Holy Eucharist.10:00 a.m. in the ChurchThe Blessing of Palms and Procession, Choral Holy Eucharist,(Child care provided at the 10 a.m. service)Maundy Thursday, April 2nd6:00 p.m. in the ChapelWashing of Feet & Institution of the EucharistGood Friday, April 3rdNoon in the Chapel6:00 p.m. in the ChapelThe Solemn Collects with SermonThe Feast of the ResurrectionSunday, April 5th7:30 a.m. in the Chapel: The Feast of the Resurrection and Festal Holy Eucharist10:00 a.m. in the Church: The Choir of St. Edmund’s, Organ, and Trumpeteers Christopher Still and James Wilt of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Music of Mozart, Willan, Forrest, Franceschini Festal Holy Eucharist (Piñatas, Dove Release and Easter Egg hunt to follow on the Close) Child care provided at 10 a.m. No Sunday School.St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, 1175 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Marino, (626) 793-9167 or visit www.saintedmunds.org. Faith & Religion Events St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church Announces Holy Week and Easter Schedule From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 5:48 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Gary Campion sentenced to life

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement Print Email NewsLocal NewsGary Campion sentenced to lifeBy admin – July 8, 2009 1630 center_img Previous articleSummer Classics by SeaNext articleArrests made following searches admin WhatsApp Twitter Gary Campion of Delmege Park, Moyross, was sentenced to life today at the Central Criminal Court  for the murder of  Frankie Ryan on September 17th, 2006. He was currently serving life for the murder of  Brian Fitzgerald, a nightclub security guard, in November 2002.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He had 39 previous convictions including Brian Fitzgeralds murder. threatening to kill a prison officer,  obstruction of garda, drugs offences,  knife possession, threats to kill and harm, trespass and road traffic offences. Campion had denied the charges throughout the trial. last_img read more