Compass Rose Society opens new chapter in Hong Kong

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Posted Jan 30, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion News Service] The Compass Rose Society, the charitable foundation that provides substantial support for the work of the Anglican Consultative Council and the international ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury, has opened a new chapter in Hong Kong. The chapter was formally installed by the primate of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui – the Anglican Church in Hong Kong – Archbishop Paul Kwong, during a service of Evensong at St. John’s Cathedral on Hong Kong Island.The vice president of the Compass Rose Society, the Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, a former secretary general of the Anglican Communion, preached during the service and spoke about the work and development of the society at the celebratory dinner held immediately after the chapter’s installation.Read the entire article here. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Asia Compass Rose Society opens new chapter in Hong Kong Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Taking A Stand Awards to reward those tackling anti-social behaviour

first_imgNominations must be submitted by 28 September 2004.The Taking A Stand Awards are supported by The Home Office, BBC Local Radio, Crime Concern and the Co-opWinners will also be offered a specialist programme to help build their skills and confidence in tackling other local problems and helping people in a similar situation. 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. Nominations from individuals and community groups for the 2004 Taking a Stand Awards close later this month.The Taking A Stand Awards, in partnership with Crime Concern and the Co-op, will recognise individuals and local groups “who have shown commitment and bravery in tacklingproblems in their communities such as vandalism, nuisance neighbours, graffiti, harassment, intimidation and rubbish dumping.”There are up to 100 regional awards of £1,000 on offer, together with the top national award of £5,000. The awards are to be spent for the benefit of local communities across England and Wales. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Community fundraising  72 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 7 September 2004 | News Taking A Stand Awards to reward those tackling anti-social behaviour AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Campaigns largely ignore issues facing African Americans

first_imgDemocratic Party candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are both making appeals to win over African-American voters during the final two months of the primary and caucus elections.Nonetheless, very few specific issues are being addressed during the course of the debates, particularly the New York contest in mid-April. Some of the essential concerns of African Americans requiring attention include:• The need for jobs and income, considering the continuing astronomical jobless rate and impoverishment among the masses.• Housing and land, where over the last century African Americans have lost 13 million acres of farmland, largely in the South, and during the previous decade millions have been displaced from their homes due to the foreclosure and eviction crisis and the systematic pushing out of others from core urban areas.• Education prospects are far dimmer than in the 1960s and 1970s with the abolition of affirmative action, the privatization of schools, the closing of school buildings, mass layoffs of teachers, and cutbacks in academic and extracurricular programs.• Health care issues persist despite the Affordable Care Act as infant mortality rates remain very high in the cities, as well as the proliferation of treatable diseases requiring prohibitively expensive treatments, and the lack of accessible, affordable clinics and hospitals.• Communications outlets where the corporate media utilize their influence to systematically demoralize and demobilize the people in an effort to halt movements aimed at social change and revolutionary transformation.Housing and the citiesAfrican-American communities across the United States have not recovered from the impact of the Great Recession of 2007-08. In the area of housing, the economic crisis has devastated large sections of major urban areas such as Detroit, Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles.Predatory lending schemes initiated by the banks drained the limited household wealth of African-American working families. This phenomenon, coupled with the loss of jobs and other economic opportunities, forced millions to relocate to suburban areas and other states.Some of the same financial interests involved in the massive fraud involving home ownership later moved into buying up rental properties, in part prompting the escalation of rents and fueling the demand for housing in cities and suburbs. Many of the traditional neighborhoods of African Americans and other working-class people have been cleared for “gentrification,” in which community residents are no longer able to afford to live in those areas.Aggravating the housing crisis even further is the mass incarceration of African Americans and Latinos/as, where existing laws make them ineligible for low – and moderate-income housing in restructured metropolitan areas. There has been discussion about drafting new rules that would make it more difficult for private and public landlords to systematically discriminate against those with criminal justice records.Such a revised set of guidelines from the Department of Housing and Urban Development could solve problems for those being denied rental properties by prohibiting landlords and real estate agencies from refusing service to those seeking housing only because they have been convicted by the courts.This initiative, announced April 4 by HUD, suggests that any refusal to rent or sell to people with criminal records is inherently discriminatory due to the fact that the nationally oppressed — African Americans and Latinos/as specifically — are disproportionately profiled, arrested, convicted and imprisoned. (nbcnews.com, April 5)Jobs and IncomeDuring the last year of his life, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and a leading proponent of civil rights, human rights and peace in the U.S., advocated for the enactment of legislation to provide jobs to everyone able to work and to set standards for a guaranteed annual income. Such an approach would alleviate poverty and create much-needed employment in the public sector.To implement such a policy would require a major redistribution of wealth from the ruling class to the working masses, jobless and farmers. Also needed would be slashing the Pentagon and Homeland Security budgets, which are largely designed to oppress the peoples of Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific and dominate over the formerly socialist states in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.Organizations based in oppressed nations inside the U.S. should demand in exchange for their electoral support a well-defined economic program for full employment and a minimum yearly income. A plan for the reconstruction of the cities and the rural areas historically inhabited by African Americans should be the focus of a development program based on the rehabilitation and building of new housing and livable communities.Based on the historical legacy of enslavement, legalized segregation and modern-day underdevelopment and super-exploitation of African-American labor, the banks, corporations, federal and state governments must be compelled to provide funding for these projects. Existing public policies that facilitate the forced removal of oppressed and poor people from prime districts in urban areas must be immediately halted.In cities like Detroit, the infant mortality rate far exceeds that in countries in the so-called developing world. Socialist Cuba, despite enduring a U.S.-imposed economic blockade for over five decades, has a far superior health care system for its people than the U.S., which is considered the leading economic power internationally.Education and health careThe health care status of oppressed communities impacts educational achieve­ments. The lack of prenatal care and exposure to high levels of lead and harmful metals and chemicals can have a detrimental effect on children’s psychological and physical well-being.Public schools in many urban areas and suburbs are currently under siege, with school buildings in extreme disrepair and subject to closings. Students are taught in overcrowded classrooms by educators whose salaries and benefits are being reduced. Public funds allocated for student education are in many cases channeled to private corporations and their agents within the school system, leaving the bare minimum for student learning.Under the guise of a “business model” of governance being forced on public schools and municipalities, working people are being denied the bourgeois democratic right to elect members of their school boards and make decisions about how educational curriculums and programs are to be implemented.Mass communications and political mobilizationPerhaps one of the most critical methods used to maintain the class dominance of the wealthy is the way in which the corporate media reinforce the status quo. Oppressed and working people are blamed for their own social plight, while the rich are portrayed as having some inherent right to govern, absent any semblance of democratic practice and accountability.During the course of the debates in both the Republican and Democratic parties, these important issues affecting African Americans and other oppressed and working people are never addressed in a substantive manner. Clinton and Sanders are spending considerable time attempting to win the support of the workers and the oppressed, and Sanders is now seen by many as an opponent of Wall Street. Yet it is not clear what programs they are committed to carry out if elected, especially with regard to the acute needs of African Americans.Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz make no pretense of soliciting African-American voters. The battle among the Republicans is to fashion a far right-wing, even neofascist agenda without being labelled as such.However, all the major challenges gripping African-American communities around the country have been brought to the fore through demonstrations and other forms of self-mobilization and – organization aimed at building mass support for the eradication of racism and economic exploitation.The call for a $15 minimum wage, the movement against police violence, the struggles against school privatization and for quality housing are largely centered in the streets, workplaces and educational institutions. Irrespective of who is elected president in November, the opposition to bourgeois class rule will continue to be a focal point for the majority of the people in the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Childrens’ ombudsman urges government to stop stalling on referendum date

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Google+ Twitter WhatsApp The Children’s ombudsman Emily Logan says uncertainty over the dates of by-elections should not be allowed impact on the date of the proposed Childrens’ Rights Referendum.It had been speculated that the referendum would take place in autumn of this year, but thjere are now fears that will drag into next year.There are three outstanding by-elections, including one in Donegal South West, with claims from the opposition parties that the government is running scared because it stands to lose seats.However, Emily Logan says the two issues should be kept seperate……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/emily3pm.mp3[/podcast] Childrens’ ombudsman urges government to stop stalling on referendum date Facebook Previous articleHundreds attend Inishowen funeralsNext articleNorth West MEPs score highly in new EU ranking system News Highland center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – July 14, 2010 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

RAP, Gaoth Dobhair acquired by ProAmpac Holldings

first_img Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 11, 2021 Facebook Homepage BannerNews RAP, Gaoth Dobhair acquired by ProAmpac Holldings Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleHijacking incident may be linked to security alert in DerryNext article759 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 16 related deaths in NI News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Rapid Action Packaging in Gaoth Dobhair has been acquired by US company ProAmpac Holdings.ProAmpac, today confirmed the acquisition from Ludgate Investments.The acquisition of RAP by ProAmpac, a global leader in flexible packaging represents a significant expansion opportunity for the company.RAP, an Údarás na Gaeltachta client company which employs 200 people in Gaoth Dobhair will join the ProAmpac brand and maintain all of its operations at its manufacturing facilities in Gaoth Dobhair and London.Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.While RAP will change its name to ProAmpac, there will be minimal changes to the company’s existing policies, procedures and operation. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Live: Supergrass

first_imgDespite this being their first home-coming gig for some time, it was a pretty unhyped event. Inside the venue, there were true Supergrass fans from the days of the Jericho Tavern. The unfashionable New Theatre, with its rows of seats, prevented even the most enthusiastic of fans from doing anything more than nod their head in time. Following on from the excellent 22-20s (who must surely strike out on their own soon) Supergrass seemed a little nervous. Whether it was the fact they were performing their less popular material at first, or the white lighting which made the stage look empty, for the first half of the gig, they looked decidedly uneasy. This changed, however, when the lights dimmed and Gaz and Nick reappeared with acoustic guitars on a leather sofa. The audience seemed drawn to the stripped down sound and raw vocals, and sang along. After this acoustic interlude, what followed was brilliant. More up-tempo rock and roll numbers were included between classic songs like ‘Be Alright’, and ‘Pumpin’ on the Stereo’ and the audience loved it. This was the Britpop Supergrass tat Oxford remembered and loved; better lighting displays and clever use of live action images. The experimental Supergrass didn’t hit the right notes, and seemed unwilling to play their familiar songs. Loyal fans know the Britpop sound they like, and maybe Supergrass will acknowledge this.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

Leathams unveils new-look brand

first_imgSpecialist food firm Leathams unveiled its new-look brand image and website at its Leathams Food Spectular event last week, at the London Film Museum.The firm, which develops and supplies foods under four categories – bakery and patisserie; poultry, meats and fish; specialist grocery; and delicatessen – showcased a selection of the thousands of foods it offers.Clive Moxham, director of sales and marketing, said: “As a rapidly growing business with a projected turnover of £62m for 2011/12, we’re committed to investing in our company, our brands, the support to our customers and our people to ensure we remain the innovators in food.”Chris Waters, managing director, added that the firm has been performing very well, with sales up 13% year-on-year.Moxham said the new look and feel of the brand reflected the way in which it does business: “fresh, direct, honest and professional”. The firm has also launched new brochures and marketing materials.Joe Gailani, national account executive, said that, within the bakery sector, some of the trends Leathams has been noticing are the use of chestnuts and also quinoa in breads. He added that sunblush tomatoes and polenta were also popular ingredients for speciality breads and cakes respectively.Another potential growing trend, according to Leathams, is the use of an ingredient called chia, which can be used as an alternative to poppy seeds, and is very high in Omega 3.The business supplies the foodservice, manufacturing (ingredients) and retail markets across the UK and Eire. Customers include Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Pret A Manger, EAT and Prezzo.last_img read more

Indiana Poison Control says 500 children ingested hand sanitizer in 2020

first_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) Nearly 500 children ate hand sanitizer and had to be treated or their parents advised by the Indiana Poison Center at IU Health in 2020.This may go in the “believe it or not” category, because sanitizer tastes awful and is basically all alcohol. Dr. Blake Froberg, a toxicologist at Riley Children’s Health, says that’s why most kids who would try it just spit it out.He said the appeal is generally not the taste.“You have some of these products that are colored certain ways or have popular cartoon or superhero characters that may make a young child think that there’s something good to get into in those bottles,” he said, adding that because of the pandemic, more sanitizer is available and in homes.So, if the kids do consume enough of it, the effect would essentially be drunkenness.“That could include having some trouble walking, having slurred speech, being confused or overly sleepy and tired.”If that happens, it’s time for a call to the Indiana Poison Center, at 1-800-222-1222.Froberg suggests supervising your kids when they are using sanitizer. Otherwise, keep it away from them. He said it’s also a good idea not to buy the ones that may be colored and look like a flavored drink, or the ones with cartoon characters.When asked if older kids could get some kind of toxic effect from sniffing sanitizer, Froberg said not likely, but he wouldn’t recommend it. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook By Network Indiana – March 12, 2021 1 244 Previous articlePoll asks which high schools in Indiana have the best gymNext articleUK variant of COVID-19 reported in St. Joseph County Network Indiana Indiana Poison Control says 500 children ingested hand sanitizer in 2020 Pinterestlast_img read more

Border Biscuits boosts senior team with five new hires

first_imgSource: Border BiscuitsL to r: Kevin Smithson, Linda Brown, Mark Chance, Simon Stoten and Lisa MullenBorder Biscuits has boosted its senior team with FMCG ‘heavyweights’ from the likes of Cadbury, Tesco and Genius Foods.The Lanark-based biscuit manufacturer has hired for five new senior roles as it aims to ‘disrupt the snack market’ and strengthen its position UK wide.Joining Border Biscuits are:Mark Chance, sales director – He joins after a career at Purity Brewing, Cadbury and Tyrrells, and will spearhead Border’s ambitious market share strategyKevin Smithson, operations director – Smithson comes from C&C Group, maker of Tennents, having also worked at Genius Foods and The Jordans & Ryvita Company, to oversee the business’ refinement of its end-to-end supply chain efficienciesLinda Brown, master biscuitier – Brown fought off a ‘record number’ of other applicants for the role and is charged with new product developmentLisa Mullen, technical manager – She is tasked with maintaining Border’s high standards in biscuit makingSimon Stoten, finance director – Stoten formerly worked at Greene King and Tesco.The hires come a few months after the firm appointed Paul Parkins as its new managing director. Parkins previously held leading roles with companies including McVitie’s and Belvoir.“This is a huge milestone for us as one of the UK’s most loved biscuit brands. The high calibre of the new additions to our senior team, alongside the expertise and experience they bring, is absolutely indicative of Border Biscuits direction of travel,” Parkins said.“As a business, we have ambitious targets for growth which are supported by significant investment. We’re pleased to have further strengthened our senior team as we lay the solid foundations to build that growth.”last_img read more

Turkuaz’s Michelangelo Carubba Hosts All-Star Birthday Bash [Full Audio/Photo]

first_imgPhoto: Capacity Images On Friday night, Michelangelo Carubba of the Brooklyn-based funk powerhouse Turkuaz hosted his annual birthday bash at Brooklyn Bowl. For the third annual iteration of the event, Carubba had something particularly special in store, tapping a number of other big names in the music scene to help him welcome in another lap around the sun. For his birthday blowout, the drummer tapped TAB trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick, Allen Stone keyboardist Steveland Swatkins, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds bassist Josh Myers, and singer-songwriters Ryan Montbleau and Cris Jacobs, in addition to a number of folks from the Snarky Puppy clan, including Robert “Sput” Searight, Nate Werth, and the Snarky Puppy Horns—composed of Justin Stanton, Mike Maher, and Chris Bullock. However, the list didn’t stop there, with his fellow Turkuaz bandmates, Craig Brodhead, Shira Elias, and Sammi Garett, all joining in on last night’s festivities.Ahead of his birthday party, Michelangelo Carubba spoke to Live For Live Music about the important personal meaning of the event: “Ultimately, it really is just about me wanting to play with my friends. I love seeing all my friends when they come to these birthday shows. The whole thing is just a reflection of my life in front of me—in people and in music. I want everyone else to see what that means and also, in a way, to give back to the people who have made it possible. Every person involved has played a part in me being there on stage that day, on my birthday.”With the event holding such a special personal importance to Carubba, each year, the Turkuaz drummer strives to make things better than the last. Unlike past years and with such an extensive listing of some of the most masterful musicians in the scene at his fingertips, the Turkuaz drummer decided to move away from a more traditional super jam in favor of a more pre-determined set list with specific planned collaborations. Ahead of his birthday party, Carubba noted: “This year, I am trying to do something completely different than the super jam idea. . . . I thought it might be sensory overload if all fourteen were onstage at the same time, the entire time. I’m kind of breaking people off and putting together combinations of music that you will never see anywhere else. When else are you going to see Cris Jacobs playing cigar box guitar with Jen Hartswick singing, you know?”To say that this format for the show was a success would be an understatement. Last night was a funk-fueled celebration of life, which saw a slew of well-executed covers spanning well-loved catalogs from Stevie Wonder to Dolly Parton to The Wood Brothers to Janet Jackson. In addition to the already-massive birthday lineup Carubba had planned for the evening, the performance also saw sit-ins from trombonist Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), guitarist Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), and bassist Dave Livolsi (Jazz Is Dead).You can check out photos from Michelangelo Carubba’s third annual birthday blowout below, courtesy of Chris Capaci of Capacity Images. You can also listen to the full audio from the night below, courtesy of Eric McRoberts. Enjoy Load remaining imagescenter_img Michelangelo Carubba’s 3rd Annual Birthday Bash | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 8/11/2017 | Photo: Capacity Imageslast_img read more