Old Mutual Limited (OMU.zw) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgOld Mutual Limited (OMU.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Old Mutual Limited (OMU.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Old Mutual Limited (OMU.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Old Mutual Limited (OMU.zw)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileOld Mutual is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key markets segments in 17 countries. Old Mutual’s primary operations are in South Africa and the rest of Africa, and it has niche businesses in Latin America and Asia. With over 170 years of heritage across sub Saharan Africa, we are a crucial part of the communities we serve and broader society on the continent. Old Mutual Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Vakatawa shines as he signals his French intent

first_imgRacing-Metro Fidjian center Virimi Vakatawa (C) vies with Lyon French centre Alipathe Fatafehi (L) and Lyon French wing Franck Romanet during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Racing-Metro on February 18 , 2012 at the Matmut stadium in Lyon AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLE (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s a path that more and more French clubs are looking to tread as they fall in in with the new rules regarding overseas players: JIFF (Joueurs Issus des Filières de Formation) to give them their proper French name. From next season onwards 60 per cent of playing squads must be eligible for the national team, a policy put in place in 2009 to counter the proliferation of well-paid overseas stars in the Top 14. JIFF’s definition of eligible is a player who has spent three seasons in a club’s youth academy or been registered with a French club for five seasons before the age of 21. Consequently more and more clubs are talent-spotting promising youngsters from the Pacific Islands, Argentina and Georgia so that they fulfil the criteria.“I will help all the young Fijians who wish to come and play in France,” says Bobo. “I’m not an agent, I’m not doing it for money, but for them, to offer them a life that they couldn’t have if they stayed on our islands.”As Vakatawa admits he’s far from the finished article, but his potential is huge.  In the space of a few weeks he’s become one of the most talked about players in France and his rise appears to have taken even the Racing website unawares. They’ve yet to post Vakatawa’s player profile online but that will surely soon change as the Fijian flier continues to burn up French rugbyVakatawa’s try v Toulon is around the 1min 10 markcenter_img Fijian flyer: Vakatawa (centre) seen on the charge against Lyon, wants to play for FranceBy Gavin Mortimer, Rugby World writerTHE TOP 14 may be a slow-burner right now with few games of real drama but one man doing his best to light the touch paper is Virimi Vakatawa. The 20-year-old winger was in scorching form a couple of weeks back for Racing against Toulon, scoring a superb solo try proving a real handful for the opposition defence. The boy’s got talent coming out of his ears, not to mention muscles in just about inconceivable inch of his 15 stone frame, and while he’s raw and rough-edged the Fijian could well be one of the stars of the 2015 World Cup.But for France not for Fiji. Vakatawa arrived in Paris three seasons ago and is now eligible for Les Bleus. According to Simon Raiwalui, the Fijian forwards coach at Racing, Vakatawa  “feels French”. He’s got himself a French girlfriend, he speaks the language and during last year’s World Cup he was rooting for France as they made their way to the final.But it hasn’t been easy for Vakatawa since arriving in France in 2010. A leg injury hindered his progress at first, then he fell ill and for a time it seemed he might just be another Polynesian powerhouse unable to adapt to the punishing demands of the Top 14. But Raiwalui took the then teenager under his wing, bringing him on holiday with his family and enlisting the help of Racing’s other Fijian, veteran winger  Sireli Bobo.As  Vakatawa began to acclimatise to his new surroundings so his rugby began to take shape. Last season he made three starts for Racing, showing glimpses of promise on the right wing. This season, however, he’s forced his way into the starting line-up and that try against Toulon has caused France to sit up and take note.Midi Olympique ran an interview with Vakatawa last week under the headline ‘Le Reve Bleu’ [the Blue Dream] in which the youngster declared it was his dream to play for France. “I know I’ve got a lot of work still to do,” he said, “but I’ll do everything possible to become a French international.”Bobo first alerted Racing to Vakatawa after reading about his prodigious talent in the Fiji Times. Every week it seemed the paper was running a report about his latest match-winning display so Bobo sought out Raiwalui and Pierre Berbezier [Racing’s director of rugby] and suggested they invite Vakatawa for a trial. Soon he was signed up to the club’s youth academy.last_img read more

U.S. denominations urge candidates to respond to poverty

first_img Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Poverty & Hunger Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 By ENInews StaffPosted Sep 14, 2012 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Faith & Politics, Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC September 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm The issue of charitable giving by candidates has been in a recent news cycle. That brought on news about charitable giving by political affiliation. The consensus is that those who give generously are not the same as those who favor the government taking responsibility for those in need. In all times and regardless of politics I think we should focus on our individual responses to the needs of others. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Luke 12). Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ron Duckworth says: Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events [Ecumenical News International] U.S. Christian denominations and faith-based aid groups said on 13 September that presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have responded to an invitation to state their intentions for dealing with poverty.Video statements from Romney, the Republican candidate, and Obama, the incumbent president and a Democrat, can be viewed at http://www.nccendpoverty.org/praythevote/, according to a news release from the National Council of Churches (NCC).The Rev. Michael Livingston, director of national policy, Interfaith Worker Justice, and a former NCC president said that “children and families living in poverty don’t have a Super PAC [political action committee making campaign contributions] representing their interests, buying commercial airtime, making back room deals to improve their lot. Well, their interests are our interests.”The subject of poverty doesn’t seem to be at the top of political discussions, he said, adding “shame on us.” The candidates have raised more than $1 billion for their campaigns, he noted, while more than 12 million children live “in the most desperate conditions.”The appeal to the candidates was made through the organization Circle of Protection, which is composed of more than 65 heads of denominations, relief and development agencies, and other Christian organizations representing a wide array of churches in the U.S. The NCC is a founding member.A unique alliance of evangelical, ecumenical, Roman Catholic and Christian Orthodox churches and groups, the Circle came together in 2011 to protect essential poverty programs from being cut from the federal budget.Earlier this summer, Circle leaders invited the presidential candidates to submit video statements providing “a clear focus on what each candidate proposes to do to provide help and opportunity for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.”In a 13 September news conference, Circle leaders said that in 2011, more than one in seven Americans or 46.2 million people, lived in poverty.NCC President Kathryn Lohre said, “God’s church is at work bringing offerings of food to share with hungry people, sheltering those without homes in our fellowship halls, and creating support networks like job clubs and employment ministries … We must also create a society that provides for those in need. Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle have articulated how they plan to exercise their leadership in order to alleviate poverty. We, as the church, join them and encourage the nation as a whole to make eradicating poverty a national priority.”The Rev. David Beckmann, president of the Bread for the World anti-hunger advocacy organization, said that “our condition now is worse than ever. Hunger and poverty are so pervasive in this country that the poverty rate is the highest on record in the United States. This should be an election issue, so we are grateful that the presidential candidates are publicly stating their positions. We are calling on religious leaders and all people of faith to listen carefully to what the candidates have to say and when voting be mindful of the least among us.”The Rev. Jim Wallis, president of the progressive Christian group Sojourners, said that “for years Christians have been separated by elections, but finally, we have a common ground moral issue: poverty. Across the political and theological spectrum, this group has put aside differences and taken up this mantle of protecting the poor and bringing their stories and struggles to light.”The NCC’s 37 member communions — from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches — include 40 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (1) Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC U.S. denominations urge candidates to respond to poverty Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Bath, NC Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Plaque dedicated to mark 130 years of the Mothers’ Union…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN 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 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Plaque dedicated to mark 130 years of the Mothers’ Union in Ireland Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] Both Church of Ireland archbishops took part in the All–Ireland Triennial Thanksgiving Service of the Mothers’ Union this month at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. The highlight of the service was the dedication of a stained glass plaque commissioned to celebrate 130 years of the Mothers’ Union in the island of Ireland last year. The Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson led the service and the sermon was preached by Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clarke, the primate of the Church of Ireland.Read the full article here. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Oct 16, 2018 Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

La Iglesia Episcopal y la Iglesia Cubana, celebran su reunificación…

first_img Tags Por Lynette Wilson Posted Mar 16, 2020 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI La Iglesia Episcopal y la Iglesia Cubana, celebran su reunificación después de más de medio siglo de separación Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Los miembros de la congregación cantan y se toman de las manos durante la Eucaristía de celebración de la readmisión de la Diócesis de Cuba a La Iglesia Episcopal. Fotografía de: Lynette Wilson/Servicio Noticioso Episcopal (Episcopal News Service).[Servicio Noticioso Episcopal (Episcopal News Service) – La Habana, Cuba] Ya es oficial. La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba ha vuelto a la Iglesia Episcopal y es ahora la Diócesis de Cuba.“Por fin hoy se dio la señal final y visible de la gracia espiritual interna de nuestros corazones y nuestras vidas que se unen para formar una sola iglesia”, afirmó el Obispo Presidente Michael Curry en la entrevista que le hiciera el Servicio Noticioso Episcopal el 6 de marzo, a continuación de la eucaristía celebrada en la Catedral del Sagrada Trinidad en La Habana. Con esto, reconocemos la readmisión de Cuba en calidad de diócesis a la Iglesia Episcopal.“Aquí hemos vivido una reunión, una reconciliación, un volver a comulgar unos con otros en Jesucristo”, afirmó Curry. “Fue la celebración de la voluntad de Dios, y como dijo San Pablo: ‘Cuando una persona está en Cristo, hay una creación nueva y ya el pasado queda atrás. ¡Se avecina algo nuevo!’ Y logramos ver en ese breve momento luminoso, parte de eso nuevo que se avecina”.El Obispo Presidente Michael Curry predica mientras Luz Dinorah Padro, gerente de servicios de idiomas de la iglesia, interpreta durante la Eucaristía realizada el 6 de marzo en la Catedral de la Sagrada Trinidad en La Habana para celebrar la readmisión de la Diócesis de Cuba a la Iglesia Episcopal. Fotografía de: Lynette Wilson/Servicio Noticioso Episcopal (Episcopal News Service).Celebraron la readmisión de Cuba con una Eucaristía que precedió al inicio oficial de Convención Diocesana de Cuba: el Obispo Presidente Curry, la reverenda Gay Clark Jennings, Presidenta de la Cámara de Diputados, los Obispos episcopales que representan diócesis en asociaciones con la Diócesis de Cuba, la clase de 2011 del Colegio de Obispos, Griselda Delgado Del Carpio, así como otros simpatizantes de Estados Unidos y Canadá.“Amamos a Cuba”, exclamó Curry en medio del aplauso que recibió al tomar el micrófono al inicio de su sermón. “¡Qué bueno es estar aquí! Y en nombre de la Iglesia Episcopal entera, “¡Amamos a Cuba!”.Griselda Delgado Del Carpio, Obispa de Cuba, toma la mano de su nieta, acompañada del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry, durante la procesión de salida de la Catedral de la Sagrada Trinidad. Fotografía de: Lynette Wilson/Servicio Noticioso Episcopal (Episcopal News Service).Durante el sermón Curry habló sobre el pasaje de la Última Cena que menciona Juan 15, ya cuando Jesús sabía que iba a morir.“Él estaba listo para dar su vida y no por él, sino por los demás”, dijo el Obispo Presidente Curry. “Es allí donde vemos el verdadero amor …  y dijo Jesús, ‘Permanezcan en mí, como yo he permanecido en ustedes. Yo soy la vid y ustedes son las ramas. Yo los he amado a ustedes, como el Padre me ha amado a mí. Ahora ustedes permanezcan en mi amor’ ”.Asimismo, Curry hizo mención del deseo que la Obispa Delgado ha tenido desde hace mucho tiempo de que la iglesia de Cuba regresara a formar parte de la Iglesia Episcopal y a pertenecer a una familia grande.“No se trata solamente de que Cuba pase a formar parte de una familia grande, sino que también la Iglesia Episcopal pase a ser parte de la familia grande que es la familia Cristiana, y no solamente de la familia Cristiana, sino también de la familia humana. Y Jesús nos ha llamado a que seamos una sola familia para que los seguidores de Jesús puedan ser testimonio ante el resto del mundo de lo que es el sueño de Dios para la familia humana completa. Dios hizo a este mundo para que aprendiéramos a ser familia”.“Dios es la vid y nosotros, los seres humanos, somos las ramas. Y construiremos un mundo mejor cuando vivamos en Dios y cuando vivamos el uno en el otro”, siguió Curry.Griselda Delgado Del Carpio, Obispa de Cuba, y DeDe Duncan-Probe, Obispa de Central New York, posan para una foto fuera de la Catedral de la Sagrada Trinidad en La Habana, Cuba, el día 6 de marzo. Fotografía de: Lynette Wilson/Servicio Noticioso Episcopal (Episcopal News Service).Y luego se giró para ver a la Obispa Delgado quien estaba sentada justo detrás de él, y dirigiéndose a ella directamente le dijo: “Mi hermana, cuando usted dijo que debíamos pasar a formar parte de una gran familia, el Espíritu Santo estaba hablando a través de usted: Debemos pasar a ser parte de una gran familia”.La iglesia cubana se mantuvo separada de la Iglesia Episcopal durante más de la mitad de sus 110 años de existencia. La Obispa Delgado ha trabajado arduamente para la readmisión o reunificación, desde que pasó a ser obispa coadjutora en el año 2010.“He sentido que el Espíritu Santo me ha llevado de la mano en todo momento”, comentó Delgado durante una entrevista con ENS. “Como ser humano no habría jamás tenido la capacidad de lograrlo sin la fuerza del Espíritu Santo. Estoy convencida que Dios eligió este momento para que regresáramos a la Iglesia Episcopal. Hace varios años hicimos una petición de readmisión, y en ese momento no logramos alcanzar la meta”.“Sin embargo, en esta ocasión logramos alcanzar la readmisión con el apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal detalle a detalle”, comentó la Obispa a ENS, y afirmó también que aún quedan detalles por resolver.  Pasar a ser una diócesis completa va a requerir una forma diferente de relacionarnos los unos con los otros.“Definitivamente será una experiencia nueva para ambas iglesias, ya que ahora caminarán juntas, pero la experiencia en sí nos irá mostrando el camino para seguir adelante”, agregó.La Iglesia Episcopal y la feligresía episcopal en Cuba celebran la readmisión de la Diócesis de Cuba a la Iglesia Episcopal durante la Eucaristía celebrada el 6 de marzo en la Catedral de la Sagrada Trinidad en La Habana. Fotografía de: Lynette Wilson/Servicio Noticioso Episcopal (Episcopal News Service).El Consejo Ejecutivo aprobó de manera formal la readmisión de la Iglesia Cubana durante su reunión celebrada en febrero de 2020 en la ciudad de Salt Lake City, Utah. La  Diócesis de Cuba pasa a formar parte de la Provincia II que incluye las diócesis de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey en Estados Unidos, la Convocatoria de Iglesias Episcopales de Europa, Haití y las Islas Vírgenes.En la 79ª Convención General celebrada en la ciudad de Austin, Texas, en 2018, la Cámara de Obispos dio su voto unánime para volver a admitir a la Iglesia de Cuba en calidad de Diócesis con la concurrencia de la Cámara de Diputados.Aunque luego de la 79ª Convención General observamos una aceleración del proceso de readmisión, sus inicios fueron en realidad hace cinco años. En el mes de marzo de 2015, dos meses después que Estados Unidos y Cuba acordaran restablecer relaciones diplomáticas después de una ruptura que durara 54 años, el Sínodo de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba votó 39 a 33 a favor de volver a su antigua afiliación con la Iglesia Episcopal. Ese verano, la 78ª Convención General pidió relaciones más estrechas con la iglesia cubana y que se levantara el embargo económico de EE.UU. en contra de Cuba. (Durante mucho tiempo, la Iglesia Episcopal ha apoyado el levantamiento del embargo de Cuba a través de resoluciones de su Convención General).En la Eucaristía del 6 de marzo de 2020, tanto la Obispa Delgado como el Obispo Sufragáneo Ulises Mario Agüero Prendes, junto con sacerdotes y diáconos firmaron el juramento de conformidad, según lo establecido en el Artículo VIII de la Constitución y Cánones de la Iglesia.La Catedral de la Sagrada Trinidad de la Diócesis de Cuba a la Iglesia Episcopal fue construida en La Habana en 1946. Fotografía de: Lynette Wilson/Servicio Noticioso Episcopal (Episcopal News Service).A continuación de la acción de la 79a Convención General, mediante la cual se readmitió a la iglesia cubana, la Iglesia Episcopal en febrero de 2019 lanzó la campaña de recaudación de fondos con el fin de recaudar $800,000.00 que se destinarían a prestaciones de jubilación para el clero cubano tanto activo como jubilado.Las donaciones han superado el objetivo inicial, comentó T.J. Houlihan, el Director asociado y Oficial superior de desarrollo de la Oficina de Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal, que es la oficina encargada de dirigir la campaña.“En 1966, cuando la Iglesia Episcopal se separó de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba, todos los sistemas y las prestaciones, incluidas las contribuciones para pensiones, dejaron de estar disponibles para el clero cubano. Hoy que la iglesia se ha reconciliado y que Cuba se ha reunificado con la Iglesia Episcopal, estos fondos recaudados garantizarán que el clero cubano sea tratado de manera comparable a sus hermanos y hermanas del clero del resto de la Iglesia Episcopal “, continuó T.J. Houlihan, y agregó además que el esfuerzo continúa.Los orígenes de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba se remontan a un grupo anglicano que se asentó en la isla en 1871. Para 1901, ya Cuba se había convertido en un distrito misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal. Las dos iglesias se separaron en la década de 1960, luego que Fidel Castro tomara el poder a raíz de la Revolución Cubana en 1959 y se cortaran las relaciones diplomáticas entre Cuba y EE.UU.  Desde su separación en 1967, la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba ha venido funcionando en calidad de diócesis autónoma de la Comunión Anglicana, la cual está bajo la autoridad del Consejo Metropolitano de Cuba. Los primates de las iglesias anglicanas de Canadá y Las Antillas y la Iglesia Episcopal presiden el Consejo Metropolitano.“Ahora toca ponernos a trabajar… La iglesia aquí en Cuba ha venido haciendo el trabajo aquí, pero en este momento estamos trabajando juntos de una manera nueva y diferente”, comentó el Obispo Presidente Curry en una conversación con ENS. “Y su testimonio tendrá un gran impacto en el resto de la Iglesia Episcopal ya que nos ha tocado aprender, ser cristianos y seguir a Jesús en un contexto cultural muy diferente, por lo que su actuar nos va a servir de testimonio de cómo seguir a Jesús, la Comunión Anglicana entera se verá profundamente enriquecida en muchos aspectos por el testimonio que nos dé la iglesia en Cuba”.-Lynette Wilson es Directora editorial del Servicio Noticioso Episcopal (Episcopal News Service). Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Cuba Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

$400 million on police and fire includes investments in the future

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Homicide victim in South Apopka identifiedNext articleGet That Kid to School on Time Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Orange County Budget Part Two: Public SafetyFrom Bryan NelsonOrange County Commissioner, District 2As elected officials, our most solemn responsibility is to ensure public safety. And at Orange County, we’re focusing your hard-earned tax dollars on exactly that.Consider this: More than half of Orange County’s proposed 2017-18 operating budget – 54 percent, to be precise – is devoted to our public-safety agencies, such as the Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Fire Rescue, and Emergency Management. Even as we hold the line on operating expenses in many departments, we’re making sure to give our first responders the tools they need to protect our community.For example, the 2017-18 Orange County spending plan boosts the Orange County Sheriff’s Office’s budget by 8.3 percent to $234.3 million. The extra money will help the sheriff’s office get ahead of our growing population and booming tourism business, by putting another 42 patrol deputies out on our streets and adding another 13 civilian personnel, including four more school resource officers, an extra crime-scene investigator, and another victim advocate. The money will also pay for well-earned raises and allow the sheriff’s office, which has more than 2,100 employees, to boost starting deputy pay by about $5,000 a year, ensuring the agency continues to attract the best, most qualified candidates.Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonAt the same time, we’re bumping our Fire Rescue budget by 8.6 percent to $172.1 million to add personnel, expand coverage and reduce response times. With the extra money, our fire department will be able to hire another 36 firefighter paramedics, four engineer paramedics, four lieutenant paramedics and three fire-planning support staffers. With the additional boots on the ground, Orange County Fire Rescue will be able to open a new station and expand three existing stations to 24-hour coverage.Altogether, that’s more than $400 million just on police and fire!It’s not just about adding more people – it’s also about improving the training and tools we provide to them.That’s why our Sheriff’s Office budget includes $2.6 million to build a new K-9 facility, $2.5 million to improve our computer-dispatch system and even $270,000 to make security improvements to the Sheriff’s Office’s headquarters at West Colonial Drive and John Young Parkway. And our Fire Rescue budget has money to replace emergency-response vehicles, give firefighters more bunker gear, install automated patient-loading systems in ambulances, add aerial drones to our fire-fighting fleet and make improvements at the Orange County emergency operations center. We’re even replacing the electronic door-locking system at the Orange County jail and putting $500,000 into a community Vivitrol program to stop addiction cravings.We’re also thinking long-term: Our budget sets aside $1 million, along with $5 million set aside last year from the Invest Program,  toward a future, regional  fire-rescue training center at Valencia College and more than $8 million toward the construction of three new fire stations and the renovation of four existing ones.These investments benefit us all. You may have heard earlier this year that the Insurance Service Office, which evaluates the effectiveness of public fire protection in more than 46,000 cities and counties around the country, recently completed a review of Orange County Fire Rescue. After the review was done, the ISO awarded our county a “Class 1” rating – the highest rating possible and one that puts Orange County in the top 1 percent of all fire departments across the country.   This was a huge leap. We went from a Class 4 to a Class 1 rating.And here’s the best part: Property insurance companies review a community’s ISO rating when determining how much to charge their consumers.  So a higher ISO rating for Orange County Fire Rescue could mean lower insurance prices for Orange County residents!Next week, I’ll tell you even more about the new Orange County budget, including what we’re doing to keep our economy strong and to support important community institutions. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Trust donates 100 fiction books to children’s charity

first_img Tadworth-based national charity The Children’s Trust has been awarded over 100 fiction books by the Moto in the Community Trust, the charitable arm of motorway service area provider Moto.The donations are part of the 10,000 books for 10,000 kids campaign that began earlier this year at the 48 Moto Service Areas around the UK. In partnership with Oxford University Press, the campaign aims to raise funds to pay for 10,000 new books for the 10,000 children adopted by the Community Trust at schools nationwide.Brian Lotts, Chairman of the Trust said: “Moto staff have worked really hard over the last few months fundraising to reach our target to purchase a new fiction book for every one of our 10,000 adopted kids”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Trust donates 100 fiction books to children’s charitycenter_img Howard Lake | 26 September 2007 | 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.last_img read more

Solidarity accelerates with Amazon workers’ union drive in Alabama

first_imgSolidarity with the struggle of 5,800+ Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., to unionize continues to grow, following the heroic lead of this majority-Black workforce fighting for justice on the job. Walking the Powder Plant Road approach to the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala.,where a union drive is underway by the majority-Black workforce.On Feb. 12, the recently initiated Support Alabama Amazon Union campaign brought organizers in Bessemer and over 300 solidarity activists together, including Amazon workers from many locations. In a dynamic organizing meeting titled “How Can We Support the Bessemer Alabama Workers’ Union,” leaders from unions and rank-and-file members, community supporters and even a U.S. Congress member discussed this critical struggle and made plans for the February 20 National Day of Solidarity with Bessemer Amazon workers. Dominic Harris, President of United Electrical Workers (UE) Local 150’s Charlotte City Workers chapter, chaired this historic meeting along with Martha Grevatt, a Workers World managing editor, founding board member of Pride At Work and former executive board member of United Auto Workers Local 869.How the union drive beganThe meeting opened with Josh Brewer, head organizer of the #BAmazon Union Campaign with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, who discussed how the campaign started and what it meant to workers in Bessemer. Supporters from Massachusetts to Louisiana, Georgia and Florida travelled to a Feb. 6 BAmazon rally in Bessemer, Ala., including these two Workers World Party members.“We started October 20th — well, we really started last summer. We were reached out to by a group of workers that had some concerns. Basically, there were some more generic concerns in the way of wages and benefits and treatment. But there were also some alarming concerns when we started talking about the ability to use the bathroom, when we started talking about being punished for having COVID, not having their COVID pay given to them. Management and human resources were simply disregarding their cries or their complaints. … “This campaign is as important as folks believe it to be. These workers are mistreated as much as you are hearing. This is a very real campaign. It’s very much a fight that we’re in. . . . Amazon has had two months worth of time to have captive meetings with these workers against their will and to use this information and the ability to twist that information from [professional anti-union consultants] that they’re paying $3,000 a day for.”Michael “Big Mike” Foster, another critical lead organizer for RWDSU, gave more insight on the campaign: “We didn’t just show up at Amazon. The workers from Amazon called us; because they have been crying out with their voices, and Amazon has ignored them the whole time. So we got together with the group, and we put a plan together to come out here and help these people. And it has turned into amazing things …“We have a saying at RWDSU that we want our people to have not just a minimum wage, but a living wage, because we’re tired of just paying bills around here. We want to be able to enjoy life a little bit also. We want to be able to take a vacation to simple places like Panama City, Fla., every now and then. I think everybody deserves to be able to enjoy a little money, and not just barely pay your rent every month or barely be able to afford groceries every month. That’s just not enough.”In the rain at the support rally for Bessemer Amazon workers, Feb. 6.Solidarity among Southern workersDante Strobino, an organizer with the Southern Workers Assembly, a network of dozens of Southern labor and community organizations, discussed why the SWA initiated the call for the February 20 National Days of Action in solidarity with Bessemer. “With 55 to 60% of all Black people living in the South — in Bessemer City, 85% Black workers — we know that this has been a region that has historically been unorganized. And organized labor needs to use this opportunity to finally defeat the anti-union right-to-work laws, the Jim Crow bans on collective bargaining like we face in North Carolina.“But seeing poultry workers like Brother Big Mike and others that are supporting these workers, you being unionized and helping to support others in this major corporation to unionize, shows that this rank-and-file initiative is going to be victorious. We have confidence that you’re going to win this union vote. But whether you win it or not, we know that is just one stage in this fight and in building and maintaining the rank-and-file organization to act like a union and to keep fighting.“We’ve been building these local workers assemblies to bring together worker activists, unions, communities, to organize other unorganized. And you’re doing it, you’re showing what a workers assembly can do, bringing together organized workers to organize other unorganized workers. Particularly we know the most oppressed Black workers are always going to lead, have historically led this.”Deep roots of struggle Monica Moorehead, a WW managing editor and editor of the 2007 book, “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle,” spoke on the historical significance of this union drive. “February 12th is the 43rd anniversary of the Memphis sanitation workers strike, when Black sanitation workers walked off the job demanding equal justice compared to whites in the areas of higher wages, better working conditions and long overdue equality. Two months later, they won important concessions. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, helping to bring national and international attention to this very important struggle. “Now, fast forward to what is happening in Bessemer with another historic development that is also majority African American and almost half of them women. And that is the union drive to organize the Amazon warehouse. “As a Black woman whose roots run deep in Alabama soil, I’m here to pledge my solidarity with the Bessemer workers’ right to unionize, because they are not only fighting for their rights but for the rights of millions of workers globally. And the whole world will be watching.”Actions on Feb. 20 and beyondComments came from Chris Smalls, a former Amazon worker fired for leading a walkout of Staten Island Amazon workers in protest of COVID-19 workplace conditions, and from Megan Murray, a former Whole Foods employee and organizer in the Whole Worker campaign in Philadelphia. They spoke to the abusive tactics of Amazon management and the need to support Bessemer workers.This electrifying organizing meeting shows how deep the solidarity is with Bessemer Amazon workers and how labor and community can work together to make union drives into mass movements. The meeting ended with over two dozen reports on Feb. 20 solidarity actions, which have grown to include over 30 cities. For a complete list of actions and to get involved, visit supportamazonworkers.org. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

HAT Market Analysis for 2/10/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG Group

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News HAT Market Analysis for 2/10/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG Group Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Tom-Fritz-markets-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Quite a drop in the soybean market Wednesday has that market looking very different from just two days ago. Corn and wheat futures followed lower and Tom Fritz of EFG Group has the analysis. Click to listen. SHARE HAT Market Analysis for 2/10/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG Group Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for February 10th, 2021Next articleEven with Freeze, CFAP Applications Still Being Accepted Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Feb 10, 2021 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Fears for 9 April elections as journalists face new wave of abuse

first_imgNews China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Help by sharing this information December 4, 2019 Find out more PeruAmericas Reporters Without Borders fears a renewal of violence against the press in the run-up to 9 April general elections, after 2005 was marked by more than 60 assaults and threats. The organisation again condemned the implication of local authorities in many cases of assault and called on election candidates to give clear promises on respect for the right to inform and be informed. Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable PeruAmericas Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Follow the news on Peru March 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fears for 9 April elections as journalists face new wave of abuse to go further Organisation Receive email alerts April 1, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders said that it feared that mistreatment of journalists by local political leaders in the first months of 2006, presaged abuses as bad as those which marked the previous year.Last year, the organisation recorded 62 cases of threats and physical assaults against the press. Nine journalists have suffered the same kind of attack since the start of 2006, often at the hands of the local authorities.“Peru holds the unenviable record for the most attacks against the media on the American continent”, it said. “The public authorities are delaying in coming to grips with this phenomenon and for the good reason that they are widely involved in it”.“The campaign for presidential and legislative elections on 9 April raises fears of a further outbreak of violence. In this situation, candidates must clearly promise their backing for the right to inform and freedom of expression”, it said.A group of police officers, under the orders of Capt Mendoza, on 24 February 2006, went to the studios of the radio Amistad in Aucayacu, central Peru and accosted the sole staffer present, soundman Edwin Revilla.They told him to provide them with precise information about the journalists and those in charge of programmes as well as the running of the radio and licences it has had issued.Vladimir Angulo, a journalist on radio Amistad, who condemned what happened, said the intimidation could be linked to the case of the death of terrorist leader, Héctor Aponte Sinarahua, alias “Clay”, gunned down by police on 19 February 2006. The radio, on 20 February, broadcast a statement from a witness to the effect that the terrorist chief was not dead after the clash, as the official version said. Police had reportedly riddled him with bullets, firing without warning. The police chief in Aucayacu, Capt. Roger Rossi Denegri, told the Institute for Press and Society (IPYS), that he had not authorised the police raid.Elsewhere, Felipe Tipián and cameraman Levis Cárdenas of the TV programme “Enfoques” on the Red Global channel were targeted by municipal official Carlo Magno Pasquel, who tried to run them down with his motorbike and left the cameraman with a leg injury as they were covering a demonstration in Tarapoto, northern Peru on 28 February. He then got off his bike and insulted the journalists, who had implicated him in cases of poor local management.Finally, supporters of presidential candidate Ollanta Humala Tasso insulted and attacked Karina Chávez, who runs the TV programme “Prensa libre” at an election rally on 8 February in the Comas district, north of Lima, punching her in the face and spitting at her. News February 10, 2017 Find out more News RSF_en Newslast_img read more