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Five things we’ll learn about Welsh rugby this season

first_imgCARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 01: Blues player Rhys Patchell (c) in action during the LV= Cup match between Cardiff Blues and London Irish at the Arms Park on February 1, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Such is the claustrophobically competitive nature of the Heineken Cup that the Welsh regions are no strangers to a ‘group of death’. However this season the difference between the region’s budgets and their flush counterparts have turned ‘groups of death’ into pools of bubonic plague – the regions’ hopes of making the knockout stages are bleaker than a Siberian midwinter. This isn’t to say that the regions can’t beat the giants of European rugby in one-off fixtures, they can, however the Heineken Cup isn’t about one-off victories. Progressing in the Heineken Cup requires a team to win all of its home games, pick up an elusive away win and a generous helping of bonus points. All of which requires deep squads, purchased with deeper pockets. Sadly, the regions currently have neither.4G-eniusThe decision by Cardiff Blues to install a ‘4G’ surface at Cardiff Arms Park was shrewd. It reduces the negative impact of severe weather and minimises the risk of games being cancelled and the associated loss of revenue. However, by far the most important factor for supporters of the club and the game of rugby, is the quality of rugby that can now be played at the Cardiff Arms Park – which will, in turn, fuel revenue streams. The Cardiff Blues now have year around access to ‘Southern Hemisphere’ rugby conditions. Whilst there are many reasons why Southern Hemisphere rugby teams lead the rugby world in terms of performance, playing conditions are certainly one of them. The impact of the 4G surface can already been seen at Cardiff Arms Park. The Blues recently beat Sale Sharks, admittedly in a pre-season friendly, by 45-24. The Blues haven’t scored 45 points in a single game since they beat Harlequins, in an LV Cup fixture, during the 2011/12 season. But of course the ‘4G’ surface isn’t all good news for the ‘home’ team. Some of the finest ‘away’ teams in Europe will also get to play on this fast, dry surface. I’m sure that Bryan Habana and his Toulon chums will be licking their lips at stretching their legs on the 4G in October. A scary thought. The answer: Rhys Patchell should progressRhys Patchell is the answerMany a question is prefaced with the words “here’s a starter for ten”. In Wales we prefer “‘who’s your starter at 10?”. Welsh supporters are obsessed with the question of who plays at ten for Wales – yet it remains unanswered. James Hook often secures the romantics vote. Hook has always had tremendous lateral movement, a line-splitting dummy and a spiky step and fend. Although Hook’s recent appearances at 15 for Perpignan suggest that he may not feature much at ten this season – even in the Top 14. Rhys Priestland has the desirable ‘flat’ alignment at first receiver and the sympathetic pass that outside backs thrive on. Dan Biggar has a yard-perfect kicking game, great ball skills and a solid defensive skillset. Yet none of the three contenders have consistently quelled their critics. If only it was possible to combine all three players’ skillsets into one? It is. His name is Rhys Patchell and with him Welsh rugby’s perennial question may finally be answered. Expect to see him figuring the end of the season, at the latest. The man everyone’s talking about: Young full-back Jordan Williams will see plenty of action for the ScarletsBy Paul WilliamsA promising new cropThere is a farming process known as ‘slash and burn’. It involves setting fire to your land at the end of the season with the aim of nurturing the soil and future crops. Regional rugby in Wales is currently going through this process. Although admittedly Welsh rugby didn’t set its own crop of talent ablaze – it was sparked and fuelled by the gallons of liquid cash that is pouring into the Top 14 and the Aviva Premiership. And whilst supporters, and the media, are justifiably pessimistic about some of Wales’ Grand Slam generation leaving, some of the gaps are already ready to be filled. Jordan Williams, Cory Allen, Ieuan Jones, Dafydd Howells, Owen Williams, Sam Davies, Ellis Jenkins, Jack Dixon, Rhodri Williams, Hallam Amos and Dan Baker are all set to receive meaningful game time this season – not merely sporadic appearances in the LV Cup. The major issue is whether Welsh rugby can create a financial plan that prevents this next generation of players seeking the ‘going rate’ in France and England. If they don’t, regional rugby will have to ‘slash and burn’ every two or three seasons.The blue Dragon: Kris Burton is one of several additionsFirebreathing Dragons?Despite valiant efforts from the Newport Gwent Dragons’ players and the coaching staff in recent years, the Dragons have become Wales’ ‘fourth’ region. However, optimism abounds at Rodney Parade. Gareth Davies has been brought into the boardroom and Lyn Jones and Kingsley Jones have been introduced into the changing room. Davies’ appointment as the new CEO is a masterstroke and brings the perfect fusion of rugby and business experience – too often rugby CEO’s lack one or the other. However, it is Lyn Jones’ arrival that has forced a reappraisal of the Dragons. Despite having worked at the Ospreys, with a velvety squad of players, Jones showed at London Welsh that he can also work near miracles on a pittance. Jones has a Second-World-War mentality which thrives on making do and his ability to work with a lean budget is evident at the Dragons. He has a central axis of players around which he can build. Internationals such as Toby Faletau and Andrew Coombs have been reinforced by Richie Rees, Rhys Thomas and Kristopher Burton. The result is a ‘two,four,eight,nine,ten’ spine on which results can be built  – and young, gifted players such as Hallam Amos and Jack Dixon can be introduced. The Dragons may not be the ‘fourth’ region for long.Fatal European ‘Groups of death’last_img read more

Six Nations: Team of the Weekend: Round Five

first_imgRan a brilliant support line to Ali Price to score a try that completely changed the atmosphere in Twickenham. What Trophies Do You Get For Winning A Grand Slam? Expand Relive Wales’ Grand Slam win Why Alun Wyn Jones and Warren Gatland were… Collapse LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The two men at the heart of Wales’ Grand Slam win Relive Wales’ Grand Slam win Six Nations: Team of the Weekend: Round FiveWell Wales are Six Nations Grand Slam champions, and sadly we have come to Sam Tremlett’s final Team of the Weekend. What do you make of his selections? Do you agree or disagree with them? Let us know on our social media channels.1. Rob Evans (Wales) Going up against probably the best tight-head in the world in Tadhg Furlong, Evans was excellent both in the scrum and in the loose.Stepped Up: Facing Furlong, Evans didn’t back down one inch (Getty Images)2. Stuart McInally (Scotland)It was his intercept try and subsequent 60-metre run that gave Scotland the glimmer of hope they needed just before half-time. I still don’t know how he was able to outrun Jonny May and Owen Farrell.3. Tomas Francis (Wales) Like Evans above, Francis also didn’t give an inch to his Irish opponent Cian Healy. In fact Francis frustrated him so much that it was Healy who was regularly feeling the wrath of the referee.Access Denied: Francis about to stop Sexton in his tracks (Getty Images)4. Adam Beard (Wales)In what was his first Six Nations campaign, Beard stepped up to the plate whenever he was asked. Generally strong in defence and a nuisance at the line-out, Beard is sure to give Cory Hill some competition for a starting spot at the World Cup.Unbeaten: Adam Beard still hasn’t lost in a Wales shirt (Getty Images)5. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales) Probably the player of the tournament, Jones embodies this Welsh team to a tee. Passionate, powerful and defiant, Jones was once again excellent. An inspirational leader who deserves all the plaudits.Soldiered On: Jones kept going after picking up a knock (Getty Images)6. Josh Navidi (Wales) 21 tackles in all and none missed only tells half the story with Navidi. He seemed to be a constant presence all over the pitch and his general energy and thirst for work over the entire 80 minutes is testament to how effective he is.Breakdown Nuisance: Navidi’s work-rate is top notch (Getty Images)7. Justin Tipuric (Wales)Tom Curry was once again brilliant for England but I have gone with Justin Tipuric because he rarely receives praise because a lot of his work is unseen. For example the Osprey’s man stopped an Irish rolling maul near the Welsh try-line in the first half which totally stalled any Irish momentum.Unseen Excellence: Tipuric does all the dirty work for Wales (Getty Images)8. Magnus Bradbury (Scotland) Wales won a Grand Slam last year, but… THE WRU cameras were there to capture all… Expand What Trophies Do You Get For Winning A Grand Slam? Sadly we have come to Round Five of the Six Nations, and Sam Tremlett’s last Team of the Weekend. Agree with his selections? The two men at the heart of Wales’ Grand Slam win Worthy Winners: How many welshman make it into Sam Tremlett’s Team of the Weekend? (Getty Images) 9. Tito Tebaldi (Italy)Italy’s best player throughout the tournament, he was again excellent against the French scoring once and nearly dotted down again. He was also arguably the best scrum-half in the tournament given the struggles of players like Conor Murray, Ben Youngs and Gareth Davies.10. Finn Russell (Scotland)He struggled to deal with England’s line speed in the first half but as they tired he excelled. As far as excitement and unpredictability goes at the fly-half position, he is unmatched in the Six Nations. His intercept try shows his vision and reading of the game to be exemplary.11. Jess Breach (England Women)Another two tries against Scotland, she had nine in the tournament to help England to a Grand Slam.Unstoppable Force: Breach scored another two tries against Scotland (Getty images)12. Hadleigh Parkes (Wales) Parkes was the man at the centre of two pivotal moments in the match in Cardiff. First he gathered Anscombe’s kick to score after just 69 seconds and then five minutes later he produced a try-saving tackle on Jacob Stockdale – a moment which could have changed the game entirely.13. Henry Slade (England)He is brilliant to watch and has all but cemented a centre spot for the future. His offload to Jonny May was brilliantly audacious.Electric Entertainer: Slade excites whenever he is on the ball (Getty Images)14. Damian Penaud (France)Played a key role in the two biggest moments of the match against Italy. First he pulled off a brilliant tackle on Marco Zanon to force a knock-on and deny almost a certain try. He then went up the other end and put the game to bed after some dramatic skill by Romain Ntamack. Only 22-years-old, the Clermont man looks to be a real find.15. Gareth Anscombe (Wales)  He may have had the number ten on his back but given the early injury to George North and a change of personnel, Anscombe played his finest game in a Welsh jersey in the full-back position. He racked up the points – 20 in all – and also produced a lovely dinked kick to allow Parkes to score at the start of the match against Ireland.Fine Fettle: Anscombe was outstanding regardless of position in Cardiff (Getty Images)Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

Churches have role to play in fostering civil discourse in…

first_imgChurches have role to play in fostering civil discourse in society Forum’s speakers agree people of faith can be catalysts for good in tough conversations Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rev. Steven Hagerman 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing October 23, 2014 at 4:17 pm The third paragraph of this article refers to three world faiths yet Islam was not represented.There were often comments about the three abrahamic faiths yet Islam was not represented.And I believe a question submitted to the moderator concerning the absence of a Muslim presence was not addressedWhy? November 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm Based on our civil discourse surrounding “the issue” over the last ten years, I have to wonder if maybe we should concentrate on taking the log out of our own eye before trying to remove the speck from another’s? Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service October 24, 2014 at 9:53 am I am wondering how this model might play out in interfaith conversations around Palestine and Israel. Is there a willingness to discuss the hard and difficult issues which some have chosen to avoid for decades? I think of what Jewish liberation theologian Marc Ellis called ‘the ecumenical deal’ and whether this model of civil discourse has the potential to break the deal and open the door to these difficult conversations in a constructive way. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Alan Neale says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 23, 2014 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Comments (4) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Kenneth Knapp says: The Rev. Tim Safford, rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia, Oct. 22 greets those attending the Episcopal Church’s forum, Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good, while Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Provisional Clifton Daniel looks on. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Philadelphia] Americans are increasingly worried about the country’s polarized political debate and religious communities can help foster a return to respectful dialogue, said panelists in the Episcopal Church’s civil discourse forum here Oct. 22.All three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — believe people are created in God’s image, Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO of the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, reminded participants, and so people of faith must encounter each other as if they have a spark of God’s great wisdom in them that others can learn from, even when they do not agree with each other.Faith communities, he said, must act out of what he called a passionate commitment to what they believe God is telling them to do as well as a passionate commitment to the idea that each person is created in the image of God and thus must be honored.Diocese of Rochester Bishop Prince Singh, noting that the forum had gathered on the Hindu festival of lights known as Diwali, said that it is a spiritual discipline to resist the urge to demonize opponents and instead to strive to bring light rather than heat to conversations on potentially divisive issues.Produced by The Episcopal Church, the 90-minute forum, titled Civil Discourse in America: Finding Common Ground for the Greater Good, was webcast from Christ Church in Philadelphia (Diocese of Pennsylvania), the birthplace of the Episcopal Church and the church that significantly figured in the United States’ founding.The sessions are available for on-demand viewing here.Organizers developed a facilitator’s guide to assist in group discussions and better understanding of the forum. Information about the guide is here and it is available for downloading here.“Our conversations are limited by human frailty, but they can also partake of divine and eternal possibilities,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her keynote address, adding that the latter is possible when conservationalists approach each other not as enemies but instead as a “gifted, blessed human being who might have a gift to give us.”“I remain convinced that face-to-face conversations have more possibility of being life-giving than the disembodied ones we engage so much in by text, tweet and blog,” she said.“When we fail to see the very human beauty and blemishes in our conversation partners, it is easy to injection venom rather than expect transformation.”Before the forum’s two panels began, Robert Jones, the chief executive office of the Public Religion Research Institute, briefly summarized an overview of public opinion polls his organization conducted with the Episcopal Church in conjunction with the forum. The overview, “Is Civility Still Possible? What Americans Want in Public Leaders and Public Discourse,” concluded that “despite being divided by generation, by religion, by race, and by political party allegiances, Americans express a strong preference for compromise” and the “public appetite for compromise is growing.”The country’s fragmented and polarized media contribute to the lack of civility in public discourse, the report concluded, as media outlets “reward extreme rhetoric with political discussion that often aims to create conflict and drama at the expense of moderation.”Yet, “the overwhelming majority of the public believes that the lack of civil discourse is a major problem for the functioning of our political system,” according to the report.Religious institutions are hampered in their efforts to foster dialogue because congregations continue to be segregated along racial and even ideological lines, the report concluded. “Religious bodies must also navigate the declining levels of trust in civic institutions, particularly among young adults,” the report said. “When religious leaders focus on divisive issues, Americans are more likely to perceive them as part of the problem rather than as a potential solution.”Civil discourse forum panelist John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, makes a comment while, from left, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, executive religion editor for the Huffington Post; Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO of the Jewish Council on Public Affairs; Elizabeth McCloskey, president and CEO of The Faith & Politics Institute; and Bishop Prince Singh of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester listen. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDuring the panel on civil discourse and faith, John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, agreed with Jefferts Schori’s focus on face-to-face conversations. One-on-one conversations, he said, often result in far fewer disagreements than do larger discussions during which individuals rarely connect with each other.In those small conversations, the participants find there is far more that hold them together than that separates them, he said, adding that churches need to emphasize the commonalities in the human community.Elizabeth McCloskey, president and CEO of The Faith & Politics Institute, invoked what she called President Abraham Lincoln’s humility and conviction that each person has a vocation to try to achieve a more perfect union. She urged faith leaders to preach both that humility and that assumption of honorable intent.Saying that many in the U.S. Congress want to compromise but think their constituents do not want them to do so, McCloskey said she would like to see faith leaders model civil discourse “and then have people of faith … start to demand political leaders who will compromise, who will engage in deliberative debate.”South by Southwest Interactive Festival Director Hugh Forrest talks about creativity and diversity while, from left, moderator Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, executive religion editor for the Huffington Post; Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse; and David Boardman, dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia, listen. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDuring the second panel, on civil discourse in politics and policy, Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, warned against believing that the country is truly as divided as the U.S. Congress. Instead, she said, what Alexis de Tocqueville saw in Americans in 1838 is still true today: Presented with a problem, they quickly leave behind ideologies and look for solutions.“That is an extraordinary asset about where we are right now,” she said.Addressing the media’s role in civil discourse, David Boardman, dean of the School of Media and Communications at Temple University, said, “Americans use the media the way a drunk uses a lamp post – for support, not illumination.” While American “media monopolies” have been fractured in ways that have often led to a loss of resources that support deep, investigative reporting, the fracturing has also led to the creation of very issue- and geographically-specific media that are providing willing consumers with reporting at a greater depth and breadth than ever before.South by Southwest Interactive Festival Director Hugh Forrest said the festival discovered that requiring diversity among the festival’s panelists resulted in a creativity that the gathering had lacked earlier.Rabbi Gutow and Bishop Singh also participated in the first panel.Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, executive religion editor for the Huffington Post, moderated the panel discussions.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Donna Hicks says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC October 23, 2014 at 4:53 pm We will do well to model our vision of civil discourse in resolving the tensions at General Seminary.Hopefully there has been a good beginning to this. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

JNCPB sets process for presiding bishop nominations from the floor

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA House of Bishops Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC JNCPB sets process for presiding bishop nominations from the floor Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Elections, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has released the following concerning nominating bishops from the floor for the position of Presiding Bishop.The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) wishes to announce its process for nominating bishops to the office of the Presiding Bishop from the floor at General Convention in June 2015.The JNCPB is canonically charged with “establishing a timely process for any bishop or deputy to express the intent to nominate any other member of the House of Bishops from the floor at the time the Joint Nominating Committee presents its nominees to the joint session of the two Houses, and for each Bishop so nominated to be included in the information distributed about the nominees.” Canon I.2.1(e)(2)The procedure established by the JNCPB for nominations from the floor is as follows:Any bishop or deputy may indicate his/her intent to nominate a bishop who is not included on the list of nominees for Presiding Bishop which will be announced on May 1.The intent to nominate period will be Friday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 12.Any bishop or deputy wishing to nominate a bishop must have that bishop’s written permission to do so.To indicate the intent to nominate a bishop, send the following information via email to both the co-chairs of the JNCPB, Bishop Edward Konieczny of Oklahoma and Sally Johnson, Esq. of Minnesota ([email protected] and [email protected])1.  Full name of the bishop you wish to nominate and contact information for him/her including:•    Diocese (or other position) in which the bishop currently serves•    Home address•    Work address•    Work/office phone number•    Cell phone number•    Work email address•    Personal email address2.  Copy of the written permission for nomination from the bishop.3.  Full name of the bishop or deputy submitting the nomination with his/her intention to nominate a bishop including:•    Diocese (or other position) in which the deputy or bishop currently serves•    Work/office phone number•    Cell phone number•    Work or personal email addressIn order to be nominated at General Convention, any bishop whose name is submitted in this process will have to undergo the same background screening process that the JNCPB completed for all of its nominees including, but not limited to, criminal records check, credit check, civil court records check, driver’s license check, psychological examination, and submission of a physical examination report.In order to complete the background screening process in a timely manner, all bishops whose names are submitted through this process must complete extensive questionnaires by Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.For that reason, the JNCPB encourages bishops and deputies to submit their intent to nominate information as soon as possible after May 1.Thank you.For more info: [email protected] Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA General Convention, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 General Convention 2015, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Apr 27, 2015 last_img read more

CHS House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

first_img Projects Manufacturers: Atika, Hormigones Transex, Hunter Douglas, Ventanas Chile Year:  Chile CHS House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos Photographs:  Pablo Casals Aguirre Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses 2019 Beatriz Stäger, Rodrigo Chauriye CopyHouses•Vitacura, Chile CHS House / Chauriye Stäger ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCHS House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeChauriye Stäger ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVitacuraChilePublished on March 01, 2019Cite: “CHS House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos” [Casa CHS / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos] 01 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: Architects: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Pablo Casals Aguirre+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912402/chs-house-chauriye-stager-arquitectos Clipboard Construction:Arquitectura XXY Structural Calculation:Jorge FloresDesign Team:Vincenzo Castello, Felipe Astudillo, Alfredo De LucaCity:VitacuraCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The Project aim is to respond to a double use: house and workspace. The house is located in a corner of a low density neighborhood, so the use of the underground is important in order to keep separated programs.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreSave this picture!Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreAs for the volumes provision, firs floor acts like a transition between the underground block and the second level , achieving the máximum of transparence with the mínimum structure. The corner is a three level void serving as a light patio to the workspace. The strong sun of the west under the bedrooms is templated by a mobile wooden screen that also give contrast to the concrete walls. An architecture without pretensions that honours “the natureness of things” , quoting the portuguese Souto de Moura. The building materials is a clear response to the strong seismic condition of Chile. The concrete structure is completly shown, in contrast with some demolition wood coated partitions. The floors are national “raulí” wood and pocelanic tiles.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreProject gallerySee allShow lessUNStudio Designs ‘World’s Smartest Neighborhood’ in the NetherlandsArchitecture NewsSheila O’Donnell and Xu Tiantian Win 2019 Women in Architecture AwardsArchitecture News Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912402/chs-house-chauriye-stager-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

FHFA Announces HARP Milestone

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago FHFA Announces HARP Milestone Previous: Freddie Mac Announces Third Risk-Sharing Deal Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/11/2014 Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. FHFA HARP Refinance 2014-02-10 Colin Robins Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 10, 2014 686 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save In a report released Monday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached the milestone of three million refinances under the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).The three million mark is a significant step in achieving the FHFA’s goal of broader use of HARP.”Three million HARP refinances is an important accomplishment and represents real help to families and communities still struggling as a result of the mortgage crisis,” said FHFA Director Mel Watt. “We are continuing our efforts to make sure that those who can take advantage of this program have the information they need to do so.”In November alone, the GSEs together reported 38,732 HARP refinances, bringing 2013’s year-to-date total to 862,892. Out of those, 25,689 were for mortgages with loan-to-value (LTV) ratios between 80 and 105 percent; 7,612 were for loans with 105 to 125 percent LTV, while the remainder were for 125+ percent LTV loans.In addition, FHFA announced it had completed more than three million foreclosure prevention actions, which include loan modifications, short sales, and other programs.Since the government’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008, more than 18 million mortgages have been refinanced through the GSEs.Last year, FHFA extended the deadline for HARP to December 31, 2015. About Author: Colin Robins Tagged with: FHFA HARP Refinance Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Announces HARP Milestonelast_img read more

Plea Moved In Rajasthan High Court Seeking Live Streaming Of Court Cases Related TO COVID Management In State

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Moved In Rajasthan High Court Seeking Live Streaming Of Court Cases Related TO COVID Management In State Sparsh Upadhyay18 May 2021 9:38 PMShare This – xA Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition has been moved before the Rajasthan High Court praying that in matters concerning the COVID situation in the State of Rajasthan, the Court’s proceedings be live-streamed on a platform easily accessible by the Public at large. The petition has been filed by Advocate Arpit Gupta further seeks direction on the Registry of the Rajasthan High Court to take necessary steps for setting up a live streaming mechanism.Advertisement The plea submits, “The proceedings which are in nature of exceptional public importance such as relating to the prevalent COVID-19 situation in the State of Rajasthan are of paramount interest of public at large and ought to be live-streamed in a manner that is easily accessible for public viewing.” Further, the plea states that this step would benefit the citizens state of Rajasthan as live streaming of court proceedings is manifestly in public interest and that the same is an extension of the principle of open justice and open courts.Advertisement Stressing that the public has the right to know about the proceedings happening before the Court of law, the plea avers, “It shall help in enhancing the accountability of judicial institutions and of all those who participate in the judicial process.” The petitioner places reliance on the case of Swapnil Tripathi Vs Supreme Court of India (2018) 10 SCC 639, wherein the Apex Court had, while allowing the petition seeking live streaming of court proceedings, held that the right to know and receive information, was a facet of Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.Advertisement Advertisement In the case of Swapnil Tripathi & Ors. v. Supreme Court of India & Ors., the Supreme Court had decided to live-stream Court proceedings in the larger public interest. “Sunlight is the best disinfectant”, a five-Judge Bench had observed. The plea also states that live streaming of court proceedings in matters of public importance would epitomize transparency, good governance and accountability.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The plea lastly states, “It is most relevant to note that the public at large deserves to know the stand of the state government and other nodal authorities and what efforts are being made on behalf of the State of Rajasthan in dealing (with the Pandemic).” In related news, a PIL has recently been filed before the Allahabad High Court seeking permission for Live-streaming and Live-reporting of Court proceedings across the State of Uttar Pradesh, including the High Courts, Subordinate Courts and Tribunals. “The fundamental right to Freedom of the Press, of the petitioners – as journalists/ media persons – is well-settled in the day to gain access to VC or physical hearings and report the same as they occur, as the same is an implicit aspect of Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution,” the petition states. The petition has been filed by legal journalists Areeb Uddin Ahmed and Sparsh Upadhyay along with three law students, stating that access to Court proceedings has been extremely restricted for legal journalists and law students due to virtual hearings being conducted amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In view of the Supreme Court’s recent Judgment [Election Commission of India v. MR Vijaya Bhaskar LL 2021 SC 244] upholding the freedom of media to report the oral observations and discussions made by judges and lawyers during a court proceeding, an application has been moved before the Gujarat HC seeking e-access to media. The application has been filed by Advocate Amit Manibhai Panchal in an ongoing matter before the Gujarat High Court related to COVID management in the State of Gujarat [Suo Motu Writ Petition (PIL) No. 53 of 2021]. TagsRajasthan High Court COVID-19 Live streaming Lockdown Virtual Hearings e access to media PRESS FREEDOM COURT REPORTING OPEN COURT FREEDOM OF PRESS FREEDOM TO REPORT COURT HEARINGS MEDIA FREEDOM E-ACCESS TO MEDIA Right To Freedom And Expression Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Man appears in court in connection with Letterkenny incident

first_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAction plan launched for RameltonNext articleDeal reached on movement of animals and food after Brexit News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Man appears in court in connection with Letterkenny incident Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 3, 2020 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A man has appeared before a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court charged in connection with an assault in the town in th3e early hours of yesterday morning.The incident happened at a house in the Oldtown area shortly after 2am.Gabor Zsebi, a 41 year old Hungarian native with an address at Riversdale Terrace in Oldtown, Letterkenny was arrested by Gardaí in Letterkenny yesterday morning, in connection with the incident.He was remanded in custody to appear again by video link next Monday. Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Consul General of Canada visits CGI

first_imgLatest Stories By Secrets Revealed Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson She said she looks forward to continued growth as relationships between government and business are formed and strengthened.Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves said Consul General Louise Blais’ visit was one of the highlights of his time as mayor.“It was an incredible honor to have Consul General Blais visit Troy and CGI,” Reeves said. “The Consul General’s visit validates the remarkable relationship the City of Troy has with business. CGI is growing rapidly and with an expansion of 10,000 square feet. This growth validates what the city is doing to encourage new business and growth. And, it tells others that the City of Troy is open for business and that Troy understands what it takes to be successful.”Reeves said CGI is the kind of business that Troy seeks to attract.“The partnership between the City of Troy and CGI has been a win/win partnership,” he said. “CGI provides opportunities for entry-level jobs as well as high-level technical jobs. CGI provides the kind of jobs that attract people to our area, and it provides jobs that allow people to stay at home in Troy and Pike County.”Reeves said the goal of the City of Troy is to give those who want to live and work in the area the opportunity to do so.A footnote to the Consul General’s visit to Troy and CGI is that Canada and the United States trade $759 billion in goods and services.That’s an average of $1.4 million in bilateral goods and services crossing the boarder every minute of the day.On average, Canadian goods sold in the United States contain 25 percent American content. Nearly 9 million United States jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada.Those numbers highlight the importance of Alabama’s relationship with Canada. MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLConsul General of Canada Louise Blais visited Troy Wednesday and toured CGI, a Canadian-based company. Blais is pictured with George Tarbox, left, CGI director of operations, and Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves following the tour of CGI.Consul General of Canada Louise Blais visited Troy and CGI Wednesday for the purpose of reinforcing key links with Alabama’s largest international trading partner.Blais serves as Canada’s senior diplomat for the Southeastern United States including the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.Canada is Alabama’s largest international trading partner. In 2014, bilateral trade between Canada and Alabama was 6.4 billion. More than 111,000 Alabama jobs are linked to the state’s trade with Canada. Consul General of Canada visits CGI Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration George Tarbox, director of operations for CGI, a Canadian-based company, welcomed the Consul General to CGI Wednesday afternoon. He expressed appreciation to Blais for her interest in CGI and its relationship with the City of Troy and Troy University.The Consul General said visits such as the one to Troy provide her with opportunities to see first-hand the working relationship between cities, companies and universities.“I also look for investment opportunities for other companies,” she said. “I am delighted to see the opportunities companies have in this region.” Print Article Published 4:00 am Thursday, September 3, 2015 You Might Like Good cause: CHHS students raise funds for suicide awareness SUBMITTED PHOTOStudents from Charles Henderson High School students are making efforts to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide… read morecenter_img Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Blais said she was impressed with the way local government has provided an environment that encourages new business, and that is conducive to business growth.”CGI is a prime example of the growth that can be expected in that type of environment, Blais said.CGI opened in Troy in 2010, and its initial growth was rapid and is continual.A large number of Canadian investors have made substantial commitments in the Southeastern United States. Blais said there is potential for growth in those relationships just as there has been growth as a result of the relationship between CGI, the City of Troy, Pike County Economic Development and Troy University. This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Woman raises over $100k in two days to pay for Asian American’s taxi rides amid rise in hate crimes

first_imgABC News/WABC-TVBy Jon Haworth, ABC News(NEW YORK) — After seeing constant news reports and one shocking video after another of the recent spate of hate crimes against Asian Americans throughout the country, Maddy Park felt scared.“Last week I took the train [in New York City]. It was a 30-minute commute and I realized every minute of that commute I was terrified. I was scared that any moment in time someone might say a racial slur or attack me. Worst of all I thought that if something were to happen to me, nobody would stand up,” Park told ABC News’ New York City station WABC-TV.According to Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit organization that tracks such incidents, there were more than 3,795 hate incidents — including verbal harassment and physical assault — against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States from March 19, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021.This got her thinking.Park could afford to take a taxi herself but was keenly aware that there were many others in New York City, particularly Asian American senior citizens and Asian American women, who did not have the disposable income to be able to do the same.So Park, with the help of some friends and $2,000 of her own money to get the project rolling, decided to put her money where her mouth is and started @CafeMaddyCab on Instagram with the purpose of paying for the cab rides of Asian American senior citizens and women.“I just said look, I have $2,000, if you need a ride, just charge me on Venmo,” Park said.Little did she know at the time, this would end up being just a drop in the bucket for what was to come and, thanks to the magic of the internet, donations began pouring in.Within 48 hours, she had raised over $100,000.“People who are donating are people from all across the nation, across all races, ethnicities and they just sent me messages saying, listen, we really want you guys to be safe too and we’re donating so that more people can take rides in the city,” Park told WABC in an interview. “It really opened my eyes to how many people are actually supporting the Asian community in New York City.”In fact, Park’s project has been so successful that donations had to be temporarily closed after running into the “weekly limit of payouts due to Venmo regulations,” according to a post on the Instagram page of @CafeMaddyCab.Even though the project is only officially three days old, there are already plans to expand payment options since not all senior citizens know how to use Venmo.Said Park in a social media post on Tuesday: “Thank you for your solidarity, your generosity, your kind words and support for the AAPI community … the point of this is to allow you to make the decision to be safe when you are about to be in a risky place or situation because a ride costs too much. So keep this post in mind for your safety.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more