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Who will follow Josh Charnley as the next code-hopper?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kallum Watkins, Leeds RhinosA fairly established England international, Kallum Watkins would be difficult to lure to union but he has all the physical skills required to excel, not to mention the versatility to play centre or wing in both codes. Something that will give union fans hope that they may see him in their sport one day is that back in 2014, Watkins admitted he was much more likely to head to union than the NRL . He is committed to Leeds for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t garnering attention from Premiership clubs, who would covet his exceptional footwork.Sam Tomkins, Wigan WarriorsSam Tomkins has long been linked with a switch to union and even played for the Barbarians against Australia in 2011. A diminutive yet silky smooth runner, Tomkins is the closest Wigan or England RL have come to Robinson since the latter pinned his colours to union’s mast. Having just moved back to Wigan following a spell in the NRL with the New Zealand Warriors, it’s unlikely you would see Tomkins in union anytime soon, but that won’t stop teams in need of a full-back wishing otherwise.Sought-after: Sam Tomkins is one of the most exciting players in LeagueAdam Swift, St. HelensWith England RL’s full-back position currently occupied by a once-in-a-generation talent like Tomkins and superbly deputised by Zak Hardaker, Swift is a player who could be persuaded that international recognition is more achievable in a different code. He has moved to the wing for St. Helens and that’s another position he could play to a high level in union, with devastating footwork and pace helping single him out as one of the best talents in Super League.Ben Currie, Warrington WolvesA dual-international, Currie previously represented Ireland at the tender age of 19 and has since received a call up to the England RL team and was part of the squad which took on New Zealand last year. The 22-year-old second row would, like Sam Burgess, have the potential to be a very dynamic blindside flanker or number eight, particularly excelling with ball in hand. Again, like Burgess, he may lack the top end speed to be an effective weapon in the back line but as a long-term project in the pack, Currie would be an exciting union player. Prolific: Josh Charnley has been a brilliant player for Wigan Warriors By Alex ShawSale Sharks fans were certainly smiling today, as their club confirmed the signing of Wigan Warriors and England Rugby League winger Josh Charnley.The 24-year-old will make the relatively short hop down the M6 in the autumn, following the conclusion of this year’s Super League competition.The jet-heeled winger topped try-scoring charts in Super League in 2012 and 2013, as well as helping Wigan lift two Grand Finals and two Challenge Cups during his six-year stint with the storied club. Over that period, Charnley has scored 148 tries in 152 games for Wigan and a further eight tries in his seven appearances for England.Shrewd: Steve Diamond seems to have pulled off a transfer coup signing CharnleyThat prodigious scoring rate should have Sale’s fans licking their lips in anticipation, especially with league wing to union wing being one of the more straightforward transitions in the very mixed history of cross-code hops. With Kieran Longbottom and Juandre Kruger also recently announced as new signings for the 2016/17 season, Sale are bolstering ambitiously, despite the losses of both Danny Cipriani and Tommy Taylor to Wasps.Charnley is renowned in league for his lethal finishing ability, something which was certainly apparent on Monday when he scored a hat-trick against Hull KR in Super League’s frenetic Easter schedule, and he should certainly complement Sale’s ever-improving back three, where Mike Haley, Nev Edwards and Will Addison have all impressed this season.Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond has pulled off yet another transfer coup landing Charnley and despite struggling to match the budgets of the majority of the Aviva Premiership teams pushing for the playoff spots, he continues to keep Sale competitive and clear of the strife in the lower reaches of the table.Mixed success: Sam Burgess made the World Cup but was deemed a union failureThere will be an understandable reluctance to crown Charnley as the next big thing in union following the Sam Burgess debacle last year and that will work in the winger’s favour. With less pressure and expectations, Charnley can focus on performing for Sale and if he proves a success at that level, then doors should open, with Eddie Jones a noted fan of the attributes that league players bring to the mix.There will, however, be big shoes to fill at Sale for Charnley, who will inevitably draw comparisons to Sale’s last signing from Wigan, one Jason Robinson. If Sale’s new signing can offer even half of what Robinson delivered, then Diamond will be lauded for having secured his signature.The Wigan flyer brings power, pace and size to his new sport, as well as the clinical ability to finish in the smallest of spaces. There will be a significant period of adaptation for Charnley, but few can doubt that he will be one of the players to watch in the Premiership next season.Billy Whizz: Jason Robinson made a huge impact in union for Sale and EnglandWith those attributes in mind, below are five other Super League players whose skill sets would be a joy to watch in union. TAGS: Sale Sharks Talent: Warrington Wolves’ Ben Currie is hot property in LeagueMorgan Escaré, Catalan DragonsFrench rugby union is in a fair old mess right now and whilst these league players would be luxuries for England rather than necessities, it could be argued that Guy Novès should be having a look around Super League and particularly the Catalan Dragons. Escaré is a skilful and ambitious full-back and plays with a verve that is certainly reminiscent of the French union teams of old. Novès shouldn’t sniff at Tony Gigot or Jordan Sigismeau, Escaré’s teammates at the Dragons, or St. Helens’ Théo Fages, either. Between Escaré and Fages (and a year or two of patience), France would potentially go a long way to bringing back their trademark flair at full-back and fly-half respectively. England and Wigan wing Josh Charnley has signed for Sale Sharks, with his prodigious scoring rate exciting fans, but will he be the last player to switch codes?last_img read more

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No guns at Episcopal churches in Georgia, bishops say

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Gun Violence Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bruce Garner says: Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 29, 2014 at 5:41 pm Thanks be to God for bold bishops. Scott came from my diocese (NC) and I am proud of him. He also changed my thinking on same-sex blessings when he stood up in our diocese and said he had done a “same-sec blessing” for a couple who had been together for 36 years. How many weddings have we done that haven’t lasted a year? We (Episcopalians) bless boats, animals, homes, hunting hounds ~ you name it. Why not a committed couple? Thank you Scott for setting this old timer straight! You won’t remember me, but I sure as heck remember you. Deacon Tally Bandy, Diocese of North Carolina. Featured Jobs & Calls By ENS staffPosted Apr 29, 2014 Rector Pittsburgh, PA April 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm I am personally most disappointed not in the actions of our governor, but also the legislature for letting the bill even be introduced….and for those who chose to vote in favor as did my own representative……..I hope that this will open the eyes of the good people of the State of Georgia and asked that this be repealed……It is a very harmful law and has nothing to do with the right to bear arms as guaranteed by our constitution. Thank God for people like the Episcopal Bishops of Georgia…………. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest April 30, 2014 at 11:54 pm http://anglicanink.com/article/bishops-gun-ban-misfires Rector Collierville, TN May 1, 2014 at 8:51 am Would this apply to church owned rectories? The letter says all church property. Submit a Press Release May 2, 2014 at 9:44 am My feeling is that if you feel the need to take a gun to church, you’re going to the wrong church. The Bishop is entirely within his rights to ban guns on church property within his diocese. We are a church governed by bishops, and he is the man. As a member of my parish vestry, I am under the direction of my bishop. The churches and other properties of the Episcopal Church belong to the diocese, not the individual parish. Read the canons. And since the members of the vestry are to serve as the spiritual leaders of the church, I can’t see any vestry choosing to approve a motion that would put any parishioner in danger.As far as this insane obsession with carrying firearms into public places, how exactly are we going to tell the difference between the armed “good guy” and the armed “bad guy”. Is everyone going to pull their gun out for a showdown in which I might be fought in the crossfire? This law is a threat to my safety, and my family and I will leave any public place when guns are carried by anyone!As for Jesus, guns were not around during his time on earth, so the argument about his tendency toward permission to carry in a house of worship is not appropriate. However, his instruction to love our neighbors as we love ourselves is. I’m pretty sure The Lord we serve would prefer we not shoot those we are instructed to love and serve. He might have cleared the money changers from the courtyard of the synagogue, but he did not act to save himself from one of the most violent deaths imaginable. And he did not choose to use violence against a regime that practiced daily violence and degedation against his own people. Both were within his power.In our service we greet each other by saying “Peace be with you. And also with you”. The same greeting Jesus used with his disciples . Every Sunday we are sent into to the world with the instruction to “Go forth to love and serve The Lord”. Jesus preached love, not violence. Thanks be to God. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Comments (13) Press Release Service April 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm Thank God for our Georgia bishops taking a strong stand against this insane desire of many to introduce more guns into our society. – the Rev. Doug Carpenter, Birmingham This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. 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 May 8, 2014 at 12:12 am Thanks be to God for our bishops. We who believe in Godhave to stand against this fear based obssession with guns. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Talmage G. Bandy says: Submit an Event Listing Frank Logue says: Fr. Will McQueen says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Episcopal News Services] Firearms will not be permitted in buildings or on property of any Episcopal church anywhere in the state of Georgia, bishops of the two Georgia dioceses have said.Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright and Diocese of Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase were responding to Gov. Nathan Deal’s April 24 signing of what is called the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014. Each sent letters to clergy and lay leaders last week.The law, which expands broadly where guns may be carried, takes effect July 1. Places of worship may allow the carrying of weapons, but that permission must be granted by the ecclesiastical authority which, in the case of the Episcopal Church, is the diocesan bishop. Illegally bringing a gun into a house of worship will be considered a misdemeanor with a $100 fine. On-duty law enforcement officers will be exempt from the restriction.Wright said his “judgment and this policy are based on the normative understanding of the teachings of Jesus as The Episcopal Church has received them,” in his letter. “This matter and I hope this policy afford us yet another opportunity to live the words we pray each week.”Benhase wrote that in his judgment “firearms of any kind have no place in any of our church buildings.”“If I am requested by a congregation to grant them permission, as the laws provides but does not require, I will not grant such permission,” he wrote. “In my judgment, the only people who are appropriately allowed to carry firearms in any of our church buildings are law enforcement officers who are on duty at the time.”Benhase and Wright had previously issued a joint statement while the Georgia legislature was in session in March considering the bill decrying the measure and questioning the logic behind expanding gun-carry locations.More than 200 Georgia faith leaders spoke against having guns in houses of worship during the March session.— Diocese of Atlanta Director of Communication Nan Ross contributed to this article. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY May 2, 2014 at 11:33 pm Of course since the pistols are concealed, this entirely depends upon shall we say the integrity of those attending services, unless that is the Dioceses of Georgia and Atlanta intend to start “wanding” people as they come through the church doors. April 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm Our legislature can’t seem to pass anything beneficial to all Georgians, such as expanding Medicaid to cover those without insurance. But they can approve having guns carried anywhere one chooses, including bars and churches. Just what we need, a more lethal mixture of guns and alcohol. Yet, what should we expect from those who mandate drug testing for those getting food stamps and public assistance….forcing the least able to pay for establishing their own eligibility. It escapes me how people can claim to follow Jesus and do such un-Jesus-like things as these folks are doing. I suppose they forgot that Jesus told us that whatever we do or fail to do for these least of these His brothers and sisters, we do or fail to do for Him. I’m grateful the Episcopal Bishops in Georgia DO remember what Jesus said and taught! Greg Hopkins says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL James Leagan says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA John Andrews 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing May 1, 2014 at 9:12 am Dear folks,I am not Episcopalian, but I’m alarmed by several things in your article and the comments.Are you aware that since 1950 ALL mass murders committed with firearms have been committed in “Gun Free Zones”? have you considered that your announce automatically paints a target on every church house? Please look at Carl Chinn’s site for an annual breakdown of violence committed in all houses of worship in the US. Then please read his book, “Evil Invades Sanctuary.”as for your traditions of pacifism laid down by your church, they are founded, I contend, in Biblical error. Neither Jesus nor the Bible forbids the legal use of force in appropriate situations. In fact God commands that we help the innocent, with deadly force if necessary. Pacifism was not even taught in the Church until 130-150 years after Jesus ascended. For the basis of my contention, please see my book, “A Time To Kill: The Myth of Christian Pacifism.” I think you should study the facts before pronouncements that could endanger your congregations. I have a lawyer for 24 years, have taught the Bible to adults for 40 years, am a nationally certified use-of-force trainer for civilians and police(formerly taught use-of-force law to the Huntsville, AL, police) and a court-certified expert witness in use-of-force and firearms. I also train armed church security teams here in AL.Wishing you safety,Greg Hopkins Rom.15:13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Catherine Meeks says: Ann Eubanks says: Rector Knoxville, TN Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Hopkinsville, KY No guns at Episcopal churches in Georgia, bishops say Chris Walchesky says: Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC E.A. Garrett says: Greg Hopkins says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC May 1, 2014 at 9:48 am While I can not speak to the Diocese of Atlanta, the statement of the Diocese of Georgia makes it clear that this applies to churches only and so would not extend to guns locked away in a car in the parking lot, or in the rectory, or elsewhere on church property. This is intentional. Bishop Benhase’ statement is clearly written to apply solely to our worship spaces and in those areas to limit firearms to only on duty law enforcement. As he is quoted in the article above, this applies to church buildings and is, in fact, merely keeping the previous status quo as permitted under the new law.The Rev. Canon Frank Logue, Canon to the OrdinaryEpiscopal Diocese of Georgia Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME May 1, 2014 at 9:13 am Sorry, all mass murders EXCEPT two. May 3, 2014 at 8:26 am It appears that some members of the Episcopal Church in Georgia have questions about the legitimacy of our Bishops’ decisions. I do not have the knowledge to speak to that, but I do have the knowledge to address the fact that when a bad or sick person with a gun decides to attack defenseless individuals, he (usually) chooses a target that is labeled “This is a gun free zone”. I believe that if Bishop Wright and Bishop Benhase choose to put up “This is a gun free zone” on their office doors or even on their Diocesan offices and personal residences, it is not a problem. But, they have chosen to put up these signs on every Episcopal church in Georgia.Every church member that goes onto our church property is wearing a sign, NO GUNS HERE! Does that make me feel better? No. And I suggest that this creates a tremendous moral and legal liability for our larger Church. The first time some crazy person enters an Episcopal Church and shoots somebody, the entire congregation will have the right to sue the persons responsible for creating the target on the property. The Bishops will be first in line and I will support the suit.Remember, when we repeat the Ten Commandments in church, we say, “You shall not murder.” The State of Georgia made guns at churches illegal to prevent black churches from mounting the credible defense of their churches and their members as they became politically active after the Civil War of the United States. Under The Bishops’ pronouncement, the Rector and Vestry cannot call upon their church members to protect their church with guns or knives or weapons, even if a credible threat becomes known to them. Only “On-duty law enforcement officers will be exempt from the restriction.” and can come upon church property with a weapon. The law going into effect on July 1 allows Licensed individuals to carry a weapon onto church grounds with the church’s permission. A Licensed individual has to submit to a fingerprint check as the state and national level, must have never been convicted of a felony and must be over the age of 21 or be a member of the armed forces of our country. This is a very small percentage of those in Georgia who own guns. This change removes a Jim Crow era restriction on gun control and allows law abiding individuals to protect themselves and their loved ones from danger. I support the intent and letter of the law. I reject the ignorance of our two Bishops. Douglas M. 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Episcopalians, Anglicans look to next steps as Beijing+25 study group…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] It’s been 25 years since United Nations member states adopted the Beijing platform, a framework for uplifting and empowering women to advance gender equality worldwide; although there’s been progress over the years, 2020 has seen setbacks.Over the last nine months as the COVID-19 pandemic has circulated globally, killing 1.3 million people, officials and others warn some of the gains made toward reducing inequality have reversed, especially around equal pay. And then there is the global rise in domestic abuse and the widening of the education gap.“When you look at what’s happened with COVID and the impact of that,” it’s serious, said Mandy Marshall, the Anglican Communion’s director for gender justice, referencing a report that suggests women’s gains have been set back 25 years in 25 weeks. “Twenty-five years in 25 weeks, which is an appalling statement, when you think Beijing was, you know, 25 years ago, and now we are back at square one now. And in some countries, the reports [of] … gender-based violence and violence against women have skyrocketed.”Marshall spoke during a small-group discussion on Nov. 19 during the final conversation of the “Beijing+25: Celebrating the Blessing, Realizing the Dream” online study group.The 64th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was set to “review and appraise” the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 years later. This year, the meeting was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual meeting typically draws thousands of people – including Anglicans and Episcopalians – from around the world. Each year, The Episcopal Church sends a delegation representing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to observe and to engage in advocacy alongside delegates from the Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners.In light of that postponement, the presiding bishop’s 2020 delegation led an online study group that began meeting periodically in July and concluded on Nov. 19, to examine the ways in which The Episcopal Church has engaged in the work laid out by the Beijing document since 1995.“We are now in our very last event that we started back in July on this journey … but as we know, if you have been following UNCSW and U.N. Women, we are nowhere near completed,” said Lynnaia Main, The Episcopal Church’s representative to the United Nations. “Although we may be ending this study group this evening, we will be continuing the work for, according to U.N. Women, at least 200 years more, if everything goes according to plan at the current rate.”The Beijing+25 study group was open to all Episcopalians, not only UNCSW attendees, and some 200 women, men, clergy, lay leaders, seminarians, youth and other ecumenical and nonprofit organizational partners participated in the virtual event series. All were invited to read the document and learn about the 12 areas of concern central to reaching gender equality: women and poverty, education and training of women, women and health, violence against women, women and armed conflict, women and the economy, women in power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights of women, women and the media, women and the environment, and the girl child.One of the benefits of meeting online was that delegates were able to engage over a longer period of time and attend more webinars and events, said Tatiana Hoecker, one of the UNCSW64 delegates, who attended a forum on generation equality where Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Iceland’s prime minister, spoke about how her country has prioritized policies that are good for women.“Paid family leave, health care, universal pay, quality pay and all those things have helped women not only be able to choose to have a career, but to have kids and to prioritize … policies that help women. And it’s not something that should be taboo; it’s just good policy,” Hoecker said during a breakout session. “I feel like when we help women, we help everybody, and so that was pretty inspiring to me, and it made me look at The Episcopal Church and where we are, especially on paid family leave. I know that the church is slowly moving in that direction. There’s been resolutions passed to work with our health care company to see how we can do that, but it hasn’t happened, and this is 2020.”As part of the Nov. 19 discussion, participants strategized about what needs to be done nationally and internationally, and in The Episcopal Church, at the parish, diocesan, provincial and institutional level, to make progress toward the goals laid out in the Beijing platform.“There’s so much more work to do … at the systemic level, the systematic level, structural, institutional, cultural, personal, societal level … and that always starts with us in our parish and in our churches,” Marshall said. She called attention to Anglican Consultative Council resolutions that specifically address gender justice and suggested that Anglicans and Episcopalians hold the church accountable at all levels.“Ask your province, how are they implementing it, … how are they prioritizing and strategizing, and funding and allocating funding for the implementation of these resolutions that they have committed to and agreed to? … That is one way of actually showing mainstreaming of gender justice issues within your church.”The Episcopal Church is one of 41 provinces in the worldwide Anglican Communion spanning 165 countries. The Anglican Consultative Council is one of the four Instruments of Communion and exists to facilitate cooperative work across provinces.One particular ACC resolution, 14.33(e), specifically calls on provinces to allocate resources to gender justice and to report back to the council on progress.“Ask your provinces: What are you doing on these issues?” Marshall said.– Lynette Wilson is managing editor of Episcopal News Service. She can be reached at [email protected] Submit an Event Listing By Lynette Wilson Posted Nov 20, 2020 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 UNCSW 2020, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopalians, Anglicans look to next steps as Beijing+25 study group comes to a close Pandemic reverses some progress made toward reducing gender inequity worldwide Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Women’s Ministry Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 last_img read more

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Anfield bakery on a roll following charity investment

first_img Howard Lake | 19 March 2019 | News 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. A Liverpool community bakery, knowns for its Scouse and Shankly pies, has received investment from a social impact business to meet a surge in demand for its award-winning produce.Homebaked, a co-operative bakery and café in between Everton and Anfield, produces 3,000 pies, 300 sausage rolls, 250 loaves and 250 scones a week. It won 10 medals in this year’s British Pie Awards.Its ‘Shankly’ pie is made with steak, bacon, mushroom and onion, and ‘Scouse’ pie contains a beef stew. The ‘Blue’ pie is made with steak and cheese. The bakery supplies Liverpool Football Club with 700 pies per game.Social enterprise fundingFaced with a growth in demand, Homebaked applied for £61,000 to First Ark Social Investment (FASI), which provides a blend of grant and unsecured loan finance for charities and social organisations in the North West of England, and investments of between £50,000 and £150,000.The funding will be used to enable the bakery to:become a larger wholesale producerexpand the increasingly-popular caféattend more marketscreate new rolesoffer more volunteer placements and training courses.The investment for Homebaked is made up of a grant of £15,500 and a loan of £45,500.It claims that for every £1 invested a social return of £20.37 will be generated. Tagged with: Funding social enterprise social finance MentoringFirst Ark Social Investment also mentored Homebaked in drafting a business plan and helped write an application to access £14,000 from The Reach Fund, a national grant programme that helps charities and social enterprises raise investment.Benefits of the investment:•                 A healthy eating course for children will be created•                 Space has been created to run regular community baking courses•                 3 permanent part-time jobs, 20 volunteer placements and 10 work placements for young people will be organised•                 For every £1 invested a social return of £20.37 will be generatedSally-Anne Watkiss, Treasurer of Homebaked, said:“Investment has given us a chance to grow, employ more people, bake more produce and more importantly re-invest in Anfield and its residents.“The funding from First Ark Social Investment has made a huge difference because we need to expand our premises to cope with demand. We’re now renting an industrial space in Bootle which was previously a food business, so the right kit is already installed. We’ve also been able to buy extra tables, shelves, a mixer, an oven, a fridge and freezer, as we want to scale-up production and extend our café to welcome more customers.”Leann Hearne, Group Chief Executive of First Ark Group, added:“We supported this stand-out project, during the investment period, with guidance when applying for investment from our funds and social value monitoring. Homebaked is so much more than a bakery and a café, it’s an educational, social and training hub and does everything from teaching the community about healthy eating, to backing ongoing local community initiatives. This year it has also provided produce for ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’, a unique partnership between the Everton Supporters’ Trust and the Spirit of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters Union, to tackle the foodbank shortages.” Advertisementcenter_img  204 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  203 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Anfield bakery on a roll following charity investmentlast_img read more

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Swing dancing makes a comeback

first_imgRiley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ ReddIt Facebook The Leap: Staying on campus during Easter? We’ve got you covered Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature A guide to designing your graduation cap Linkedin Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Riley Knight printThe Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate, a local dance organization, threw another successful dance last Thursday night at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.The FWSDS hosts drop-in friendly beginner classes every Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by a dance from 9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Families, experienced dancers and beginners all come out to hang out, listen to music and swing dance.“I love all the people it brings in,” said FWSDS President Maggie Maxtin. “I love getting to meet people from all walks of life.”Maxtin, who’s 25-years-old, has been swing dancing since her freshman year of high school.“I love the ability to share such an American art form,” Maxtin said. “Swing dance was created here, it is part of our history.”Dancers are encouraged to dress in comfortable shoes and clothing. However, many dancers dress in full vintage attire.The organization has accumulated a diverse group of regular attendees since it started 12 years ago.Fort Worth native, Chandler Smith, taught swing dancing classes in Los Angles for four years before moving back to Texas. He also taught a four-hour credit swing dance class at TCU.Dennis Beck, who is 71-years-old, has been swing dancing for about 15 years. He currently teaches Tai Chi at TCU.“My favorite thing about it is the joy that you get when you dance,” said Beck. “Every now and then the rhythm, the music, you and above all your partner – the woman you are dancing with – communicate in a way that is pure joy.”About 50 to 60 people come to the dance class each week. The organization also hosts a yearly event called “Sundance Swing Out” on October 21-23 that brings in over a hundred people.“My goal is to just keep growing, keep sharing the swing dance love, keep having new people come out and try it and keep having old folks come back and dance again,” said Maxtin. “Also, to just become a bigger presence in the scene, the city, and wherever.” Previous articleTCU Pi Kaps reflect on their Journey of Hope experienceNext articleStudy Abroad holds kickoff fair for 2017 summer programs Riley Knight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Leap: Why 13 students spent spring break in the concrete jungle Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Record number of participants in this year’s Dance Marathon Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ + posts Twitterlast_img read more

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Soldiers influx could put strain on barracks

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Advertisement CONCERNS have been raised among Defence Forces representatives about an expected influx of new and transferred personnel without a corresponding spend on facilities at Sarsfield Barracks in the city. Under the new organisational proposals, the Defence Forces are reducing the number of brigades which they have, and will be moving hundreds of personnel from some areas of the country to others. No personnel are expected to be moved from Limerick but it is anticipated that several hundred soldiers from Cork may be transferred to Sarsfield Barracks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In addition to this, the force is currently recruiting to expand its ranks by 600 in various disciplinesBut the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA,) says there is confusion about the move and has warned that infrastructure and facilities could come under pressure with the influx to Limerick city.“We would expect that this will not all happen at once, it will be over a period of time so, initially, the barracks and existing personnel in Limerick should be able to cope,” Gerry Rooney, General Secretary of PDFORRA, told the Limerick Post.But he added that further down the line, there may be serious pressure on the facilities an space at the barracks unless the department spends money on upgrading and facilitating in some areas.PDFORRA says it is “unclear” at this point whether defence personnel are going to be told where to go or if they will have choices.“We want to see our members having choice because there are many who might want to relocate to Limerick.“We don’t want to see people forced into anything. We also want to see them being given a choice of upskilling or retraining. There are some areas where we don’t have enough qualified personnel and others where we have too man. It’s a matter of matching one to the other,” Mr Rooney said.Reducing the number of personnel engaged in headquarters, admin and allied support tasks is a central element to the reorganisation process, according to PDFORRA Linkedin Facebookcenter_img NewsLocal NewsSoldiers influx could put strain on barracksBy admin – August 22, 2012 818 Print Email Previous articleLimerick to Galway train not on right trackNext articleDeirdre Lawlor has… The X Factor adminlast_img read more

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Martens files for Clerk of Superior be removed from case

first_imgFacebook TAGSfeaturedJason CorbettlimerickMolly martensmurdernorth carolinaThomas Martens Email Murder accused Molly Martens Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Murder accused Molly MartensMOLLY Martens’ lawyers have filed a motion seeking to remove Clerk of Superior Court Brian Shipwash from the Jason Corbett case amid claims that he and a lawyer for the Limerickman’s estate held “unethical secretive converstions”.The legal team for Ms Martens, who has been charged with second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter, has sought that the Clerk of the Superior Court hand over all his communications regarding the decision made to award guardianship of Jason’s children Jack and Sarah to his sister Tracey Lynch.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Walter Holton, lawyer for Ms Martens, said that “conduct by the the Clerk is so egregious as to necessitate the disqualification of Mr Shipwash from any future proceedings in the matter.”Murder accused Molly Martens, is currently within a 30 day period where she has been ordered to return the items that she had taken from the home where Jason Corbett was murdered last August.Molly, (32) who together with her father Thomas Martens, (65) have been indicted in the US courts with the manslaughter and second degree murder of Jason on August 2 last when he was bludgeoned to death.Mr Corbett was found dead in the bedroom of his North Carolina home that he shared with his children, his second wife and former nanny Molly Martens.The father and daughter pair were charged and released on bail bonds of $200,000 each.Last September, a court order was put in place preventing Ms Martens from removing anything from the home at Panther Creek, Wallburg, North Carolina.However, on January 21 last, Ms Martens is understood to have taken the “majority of the tangible personal property located in the home and placed that property storage” according to court documents filed.Ms Martens argued that she only took items that she had paid for with a credit card in her sole nameHowever papers filed in court showed that the card was financed from the couple’s joint account which contained mostly money earned by Mr Corbett. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsMartens files for Clerk of Superior be removed from caseBy Staff Reporter – March 18, 2016 838 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick student is All-Ireland Youth Volunteer of the YearNext articleLimerick woman highlights plight of circus elephants Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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Marks and Spencer to anchor €60 million city development

first_imgLimerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSbusinessLimerick CityMarks & SpencerNews Limerick on Covid watch list Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Twitter NewsBusinessMarks and Spencer to anchor €60 million city developmentBy Bernie English – July 31, 2019 2628 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Emailcenter_img Previous articleEnable Ireland sucks up the eco-friendly messageNext articleTwelve year Bad Reputation celebrated Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention The former tourist office at Arthurs QuayTHERE has been a widespread welcome for news of a proposed development at Arthur’s Quay in which Marks and Spencer would be the anchor tenant.Limerick’s Tiernan Properties has signed heads of agreement with the British retail giants to become the anchor tenant for a major €60 million development on the city’s Arthur’s Quay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chief executive Michael Tiernan told the Limerick Post that the plans are “at an early stage but we will now hopefully have a discussion with Limerick City and County Council and subject to a successful outcome to those discussions, we will move forward.”The development will be dependent on other factors, mostly delivery of infrastructure outlined in the Limerick 2030 plan which has already been adopted and acted on by the local authority.The new development will involve a site currently occupied by the former Limerick Tourism office at Arthur’s Quay, but public amenities in the park itself will not be affected.The British chain has been linked to various sites in Limerick city and suburbs over several decades, but has no outlet in the area.The clothing, food and homewares retailer has now agreed to be the main tenant in the proposed 18,580sq m (200,000sq ft) mixed-use development.Tiernan Properties said there had been “significant interest” from other major brands in the project, which is expected to boost footfall in the centre of Limerick.The developers said getting a “key target” like Marks & Spencer on board “validates the wider project” and would prove pivotal for Limerick.“We have a lot of work to do but as this is a development in line with the aims of the 2030 plan, we believe it would support that plan,” Mr Tiernan said.Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee Ryan said the announcement that the Arthur’s Quay development is to go ahead was another major boost for the city and region.“This is more great news for Limerick and the wider city region. To have this and the Ryder Cup 2026 announced for Limerick on the same day is incredible.  It shows where the city, county and region is headed.”“This huge injection of private investment in retail is an important signal of market confidence and ongoing work to revitalise Limerick city centre.  We are powering ahead in so many respects as we develop a thriving urban experience for people who live in, work and visit Limerick.“The retail community, in particular, welcome a boost exactly like this to help attract more people from Limerick and neighbouring counties into the city,” she addedMayor Michael Sheahan said that along with all the other plans for Limerick, the multi-million euro investment by Tiernan Properties would help revitalise the city centre.”“Confirmation that Marks and Spencer is to be the anchor tenant will see the company open its very first store in the mid-west region.  It has been a long time coming and I am delighted that such a sought after retailer is opening a store here,” Mayor Sheahan concluded.last_img read more

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The Week Ahead: Overcoming Barriers to Create Economic Equality

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Overcoming Barriers to Create Economic Equality The Week Ahead: Overcoming Barriers to Create Economic Equality Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Sign up for DS News Daily This week, the House Financial Services Committee will host a virtual hearing, “By the Numbers: How Diversity Data Can Measure Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Set for Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST and hosted by the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, the hearing will take a deeper dive into leveling the playing field for all in terms of access to credit and affordable homeownership.Earlier this week, a virtual hearing titled “Justice for All: Achieving Racial Equity Through Fair Access to Housing and Financial Services” was held by the House Financial Services Committee, and next week’s event looks to further expand that dialogue in relation to equality in the financial services market.“It is an unfortunate truth that such injustices persist today, including in the form of barriers that systematically exclude people and communities of color from fair access to housing and homeownership; from access to credit, capital and other financial services; and from opportunities to lead and direct economic policy at the highest levels of the United States government and major corporations,” said Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. “All of these barriers have drastically curtailed opportunities for communities of color to build wealth and thrive in our society.”“By the Numbers: How Diversity Data Can Measure Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” will explore methods, initiatives, and measures that can be taken to promote financial and economic inclusion for all, and will feature a host of participants, both members of the Subcommittee and private sector to be announced.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:MBA Forbearance and Call Volume Survey (Monday)FHFA Home Price Index (Tuesday)MBA Weekly Applications Survey (Wednesday)Realtor.com Weekly Housing Market Recap (Wednesday)U.S. Census Bureau New Residential Sales report (Wednesday)Realtor.com’s Housing Market Recovery Index (Thursday)Realtor.com’s Weekly Housing Trends View (Thursday)Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey (Thursday)U.S. Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report (Thursday)NAR Pending Home Sales report (Thursday)Black Knight weekly forbearance data (Friday) Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Subscribe Tagged with: House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Expert Insights: Challenges Facing Default Law Firms Next: Recommendations for Closing the Diversity Gap in Housing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 12, 2021 669 Views About Author: Eric C. Peck House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion 2021-03-12 Eric C. Peck The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Pringle urges government action on treatment refusal issue

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – May 24, 2012 Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Pringle urges government action on treatment refusal issue Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleSpecial – “Anne feared for her life” – Former teacher speaks to Shaun DohertyNext articleThousands expected in Donegal Town for ‘Donegal Live’ News Highland Twitter Google+ Donegal SW Deputy Thomas Pringle has challenged the government on the refusal of Dublin hospitals to treat patients from outside their catchment area due to funding issues by the HSE.Speaking during Leaders’ Questions, the Independent TD stated that a policy has emerged in the Dublin hospitals that is preventing seriously ill people from getting treatment.Deputy Pringle raised the case of a Donegal woman who had a spinal stimulator removed from her back for an MRI scan at St Vincent’s Hospital, but they are refusing to replace it because they say they have no funding for it.Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore suggested that details of the case be passed onto the Health Minister, but Deputy Pringle says that’s not good enough………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pringle.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more