This overly competitive nature has reared its head on Sunday morning football pitches for years where referees are often too scared to give decisions, and there have been reports of physical and verbal assaults. Do we want this creeping into rugby?Indeed, who can forget the shameful picture of a parent inexplicably tripping an U16 player in a game between Fullerians and Royston in Hertfordshire earlier this year? It’s an act for which the perpetrator was banned from the club for six months.Only a few months ago, Beddau, a club a matter of miles from where I grew up and a true South Walian rugby heartland, felt compelled to put up a sign asking for understanding for coaches whose Sundays were being ruined by over-zealous parents. Fun while you’re young: mini rugby should focus on the enjoyment of the game Mighty minis: IRFU Mini Rugby Festival, Ashbourne RFC, Co. Meath (image courtesy of INPHO) Every weekend, hundreds of thousands of kids descend on rugby clubs across the British Isles to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of our game.Ferrying this chirpy little army is a battalion of parents wanting the best for their children. As a parent, I understand that.Many of these good souls willingly take up coaching and refereeing responsibilities. I’ve been roped in myself, helping out a committed and ever-enthusiastic bunch of mums and dads who give up their time for an U8 team in Hertfordshire – Joe Schmidt and Nigel Owens can rest easy!Yet I have been disappointed and angered to witness these unpaid volunteers within mini rugby criticised, shouted at and undermined by parents, opposition coaches and hangers-on. What these naysayers are exhibiting is, to my mind, not the true spirit of rugby – namely camaraderie, inclusiveness, a sense of fair play and, perhaps most importantly, a sense of humour.Clear message: Beddau RFC’s sign struck a chord wtih parentsIt will also do nothing for the confidence of their offspring to have their parents jumping up and down maniacally on the touchline. It sets a poor example. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Now I’m not advocating that rugby loses its competitive streak. Far from it; it can prepare youngsters for the rigours of real life, but for goodness sake, please keep this behavior within the realms of the sport. There is no place for bad sportsmanship in the game. After all, this is rugby.This interview was published in the January 2015 edition of Rugby World. Click here for the latest subscription offers.
12.30pm Wales announce their team to play Scotland in the Six Nations two days early.Warren Gatland then reveals in his press conference that the players have been distracted by the off-field upheaval and insists that the process has not been driven by the WRU but by a proposal from the regions.Plenty to ponder: Warren Gatland admits the Wales players have been distracted (Getty Images)12.45pm The Welsh Rugby Players’ Association (WRPA) express concern for player livelihoods and highlight the need for consultation, particularly as there is no player representative on the PRB.WRPA chairman Ken Owens said: “This is the most challenging situation that I or arguably any player has faced during our rugby careers. I appeal to all stakeholders to have the concerns and welfare needs of all those that stand to be affected by the proposed changes at the forefront of their minds.“It’s also clear players need to be represented on the PRB because they can and must be part of the solution. Without them there is no Welsh Rugby.”16.45pm A statement from the Ospreys says: “The Ospreys are NOT on the verge of merging with the Scarlets.”5.20pm The PRB release a statement saying it had expected to finalise a proposal to put to the WRU board, with the Ospreys-Scarlets merger a central component.It adds: “The statements issued today by the Ospreys do not reconcile with the minuted meetings, actions and documented agreements that have taken place to date.”Leading figure: Ken Owens has spoken out about the lack of consultation with players (Getty Images)Wednesday 6 March1pm The Scarlets say “the merger is off the table”. In a statement the Scarlets also explain how they were approached by the Ospreys about a merger in December, found out in February that the Ospreys were in talks with another region and, after those talks broke down, were asked to reconsider the original merger.3.45pm New Ospreys chairman Rob Davies criticises the lack of proposals put forward for a regional restructure and says “the PRB cynically left it to the regions to have a shoot-out for survival, with the clear direction that a region in the West should go and make room for a fourth in the North”.Davies adds: “It’s hard to look at this situation and not conclude that a stitch-up of convenience has just unravelled before us all. There isn’t a ‘plan B’, because there was never a ‘plan A’. It’s now time for the grown-ups to get back in the room.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Timeline of turmoil: What’s happening in Welsh rugby?Rumours have been swirling about the future of Welsh rugby for the past few months, with Project Reset aiming to put the professional game in Wales on a firmer financial footing.There has been talk of changes to the National Dual Contracts for Wales players and that the future of the four regions in their current guise – Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets – was in doubt.In the past few days, however, there have been significant developments with statements followed by counter-statements from various parties involved.The rhetoric being used has got stronger and no one seems to have any idea what will happen next, let alone what the future of the game in Wales will look like.So we have put together a timeline in an attempt to explain what’s happening in Welsh rugby right now…Timeline of TurmoilFriday 22 FebruaryAfter the Ospreys’ defeat by Munster, coach Allen Clarke confirms that the future of the region is secured. He says: “I’m absolutely delighted to be told that we will continue to exist. We are 100% Ospreys as we stand.”Up in the air: Will the four regions exist in their current guise next season? (Huw Evans Agency)Friday 1 MarchThe Ospreys and Scarlets reach Heads of Terms on a merger of the two regions, according to this week’s statement by the Professional Rugby Board (PRB).Monday 4 MarchReports of a merger between Ospreys and Scarlets, with a new region to be created in North Wales, become public. The suggestion is that the regions will become geographical – North, South, East and West, with the combined Ospreys-Scarlets the West team.Tuesday 5 March 12.20pm Mike James resigns as Ospreys chairman describing the process of restructuring regional rugby as “nothing short of chaotic, resulting in a fatal combination of uncertainty, conjecture and insecurity now hanging over regional rugby’s future. Project Reset has become Project Inept.” We take a look at the off-field goings-on in Welsh rugby over recent days Ups and downs: Wales enjoy beating England – but there is off-field turmoil (Getty Images) There is plenty still to run on this story, with no agreement looking imminent. Not the ideal backdrop for Wales players to continue their Six Nations Grand Slam bid against Scotland on Saturday.Follow Rugby Wold on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. read more
The youngest player on tour has the responsibility of looking after him all trip Meet BIL, the official British & Irish Lions mascot (Inpho) Introducing British & Irish Lions mascot BILOn every British & Irish Lions tour, the youngest player selected has a big responsibility: looking after the official mascot.The mascot sits by the side of the pitch for every tour match and since 2013 that mascot has been BIL – standing for British and Irish Lion. According to the Lions, BIL replaced the previous Lions mascot Leo, who was in place for “almost two decades of duty”.For the upcoming tour, Wales and Gloucester wing Louis Rees-Zammit will look after the plush lion. He takes the mantle from England’s Maro Itoje, who was the custodian of the mascot on the 2017 tour.Posting on his Instagram after the announcement of the Lions squad 2021, the lock said: “I have had the pleasure and honour of looking after this bad boy for the last 4 years! I look forward to passing the responsibility over to someone else!!I feel deeply honoured and privileged to be selected for the tour this summer! Thank you for all the kind words and messages!! Let’s get it.” At 20 years and 93 days old, Rees-Zammit became the youngest player on day of selection in a touring party since Ireland’s David Hewitt in 1959.According to the official Lions website, since the first modern tour of 1950, the youngest Lions to tour have been:2017: Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester / Wales) 202017: Maro Itoje (Saracens / England) 222013: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors / Scotland) 202009: Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues / Wales) 20 (Replacement)2005: Matt Stevens (Bath / England) 222001: Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle Falcons /England) 221997: Eric Miller (Leicester / Ireland) 211993: Scott Gibbs (Swansea / Wales) 221989: Craig Chalmers (Melrose / Scotland) 201983: Rob Ackerman (L.Welsh / Wales) 221980: Peter Morgan (Llanelli / Wales) 211977: Elgan Rees (Neath) 221974: Clive Rees (L.Welsh / Wales) 221971: John Bevan (Cardiff College of Education / Wales) 201968: Keith Jarrett (Newport / Wales) 201966: Terry Price (Llanelli / Wales) 20 (Replacement)1962: Ronnie Cowan (Selkirk / Scotland) 201959: Dave Hewitt (Queen’s University, Belfast / Ireland) 191955: Tony O’Reilly (Old Belvedere / Ireland) 191950: Lewis Jones (Llanelli / Wales) 19 (Replacement) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. read more
Daniel Anderson Toler says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Alondra Hernandez, Hannah Sands and Camila Sands perform a ballet folklórico for the congregation at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego on Dia de los Muertos. The Latino cathedral community built and decorated the altar. The Hispanic and Anglo members of the cathedral have grown closer by way of the Latino Leadership Project, an initiative that received a Mission Enterprise Zones grant. Photo: Catedral San PabloEditor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about The Episcopal Church’s pledge at the 77th General Convention to partner with dioceses to begin innovative mission strategies. Previous stories are here.[Episcopal News Service] Bolstered by matching grants from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and the Diocese of Olympia, the Rev. Alfredo Feregrino planted the Our Lady of Guadalupe congregation in Seattle one year ago, with a very specific demographic in mind.“Our Lady of Guadalupe is a bicultural, bilingual progressive ministry in the Anglo-Catholic tradition that focuses on urban Latinos, New Generation Latinos and a bilingual and bicultural population, including Anglos and non-Latinos,” Feregrino told the Episcopal News Service recently.His goal is to appeal to folks like Sandra, a 40-year-old woman whose employer relocated her to Seattle from Mexico four years ago and who’d never heard of The Episcopal Church. The congregation also appeals to Valerie Van Olsen, a long-time Episcopalian who “feels genuinely loved at Our Lady of Guadalupe even though I speak very little Spanish.”The Rev. Alissa Newton, Diocese of Olympia director of congregational development, said the diocese paired its own money with the $50,000 Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Mission Enterprise Zones grant to Feregrino because Our Lady of Guadalupe “is a unique project.”Feregrino, she said: “is the only one in our diocese doing a bilingual service this way. His goal is to provide something for second-generation Spanish speakers as well as others.”Episcopal churches are exploring meaningful ways to reach out to and include Latinos, the nation’s largest ethnic group and one of its fastest growing.The 2013-2015 Five Marks of Mission triennial budget approved by General Convention 2012 is part of that effort. Bishops and deputies allocated $2 million to establish mission enterprise zones and support new church starts as part of The Episcopal Church’s commitment to the first of the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission: to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.Matching grants were available for up to $20,000 for a mission enterprise zone and up to $100,000 for a new church start. Executive Council’s Joint Standing Committee on Local Mission and Ministry Committee considered applications for the grants and recommended to the council which ones it should approve.General Convention 2015 Resolution A012 proposes a continuation of that funding. And the budget that the church’s Executive Council proposed to the convention’s budget committee increases the triennial seed money available to $3 million (line 27 here).During the two grant-making rounds in 2013-2015 triennium, a number of new missional initiatives focused on Latinos were funded.For example, in the Diocese of Southwest Florida, while experiencing a growth spurt in its Latino population, launched a training and leadership program, with assistance from a $20,000 Mission Enterprise Zones grant, according to the Ven. Dennis McManis, canon for mission and outreach.Similarly, in the Diocese of San Diego, California, where the Latino population is projected to grow exponentially within the next 40 years, a Latino Leadership Project is underway, according to the Rev. Colin Mathewson, priest associate at St. Paul’s Cathedral.“From the earliest iterations of our First Mark of Mission strategy, General Convention 2012’s Resolution A073 [the establishing resolution] has called us to learn together how we might ‘grant greater freedom’ for engaging peoples historically under-represented in The Episcopal Church,” the Rev. Tom Brackett, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s missioner for church planting and ministry redevelopment, told Episcopal News Service. “The resolution asks us all to consider how we adapt our liturgies, form new leaders and welcome these new faith communities into our diocesan families. Like all of our multi-ethnic communities, Latino-Hispanic congregations have greatly enriched our common life in these three areas.”(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission.)Brackett said that A073 “calls for a courageous and hopeful engagement with the Spirit’s presence and activity out beyond the walls of our churches. Each of these First Mark ministries offers the church a healthy dose of courage – a sense of anticipation that, wherever we may venture, the Spirit has gone before us and is waiting to bless our best ‘Yes!’ ”The full list of grants for the first round is here and the list of the second round of grants is here.Our Lady of Guadalupe: honoring established traditions, creating new onesA surprise encounter with the Holy Spirit during a visit to St. Mark’s Cathedral eventually led to his planting Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Seattle, according to Feregrino.“My wife Jenifer and I were looking for a church, and she knew about the cathedral,” he told ENS. “I had never heard of The Episcopal Church. But I believe in revelation and, as soon as I entered the cathedral, I realized I was home: It was a moment of revelation for me.”That was in 2006 when he was serving as a cultural attaché for the Mexican Consulate in Seattle. He inquired about the church, and began participating, which eventually led to discernment, seminary and the priesthood.Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel poses with the Rev. Alfredo Feregrino, founder of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Seattle, and members of the congregation. Feregrino calls it a “bicultural, bilingual progressive ministry in the Anglo-Catholic tradition that focuses on urban Latinos, New Generation Latinos and a bilingual and bicultural population, including Anglos and non-Latinos.” Photo: Our Lady of GuadalupeOrdained in 2013, Feregrino decided to reach out to those with similar experiences, selecting as patron saint the Virgin of Guadalupe because “she is a symbol of unity. People from Mexico and Latin America identify with the symbol, and it can be a kind of branding, or marketing,” he said.The congregation meets at 1:30 p.m. Sundays at St. Paul’s, Seattle. Average attendance at the bilingual service is about 30; during a Feb. 22 official visitation to the mission station Bishop Greg Rickel received seven people into the church; confirmed two and reaffirmed another person in the faith, he added.Members hail from Chile, Peru, Spain and Mexico, and include those who are socially and economically marginalized, but “the goal is to bring those margins to the center,” Feregrino said.Brackett said Feregrino is offering a ministry of radical inclusion and hospitality. “This new faith community is also breaking open some of the old myths that many still hold about Latino Hispanic ministries,” he said, and the faith community is gathering New Generation Latinos that speak English as a primary language, as well as Spanish-speaking members of the community.“They worship in ways that honor Latino Hispanic spiritual sensibilities while following an Anglo-Catholic order of worship,” Brackett said. “They are meeting in a sophisticated urban community but they are intentional about remembering their roots – their origins and the deep sense of hopefulness that sustains them in this new land.”Van Olsen, a former university professor and long-time social activist, grew up economically and socially privileged – yet she says Our Lady of Guadalupe “is the closest I’ve ever come to experiencing (the Rev. Martin Luther) King’s ‘beloved community’ in any church.”Like many in the community, she has felt marginalized. “We have gay, lesbian and transgender members, in addition to a majority of attendees from Spanish-speaking countries,” Van Olsen said. “The standard of living and employment opportunities have been limited for many of us. While I came from a professional family with many privileges, I am now a 65-year-old divorced and disabled woman, living in low-income housing.”Still, “I feel accepted and loved,” she says. “I am valued for the experience I’ve had, and have been able to help with formation classes and other discussions, as well as serve at the altar. After all the crazy ups and downs of my life, I feel I am home. I don’t feel judged by artificial social standards.”Sue Wightman agrees. She credits the church and community as “a big part of my returning to Christianity after 45 years” because of its inclusivity.“There’s no judgment, no “who are you and what’s your orientation and your color?’ and stuff like that,” she said. “Everyone is welcome.”Feregrino’s struggle to create a church from nothing resonated with Wightman’s own personal challenges. “When you look at me or talk to me you’d never know that I had a hard life, but I’ve kind of risen from the ashes to have a really good life,” according to Wightman, 66, who said her abusive upbringing fueled a destructive lifestyle until she entered recovery nearly two decades ago.“I’ve got so much to be grateful for. The only way I can say it is that I see God through Father Alfredo and the community, in ways I can’t explain.”For Sandra, hearing Spanish spoken and experiencing her traditions, like the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), honored convinced her that she, too, was home.“It feels like family,” said Sandra, who asked that her last name be withheld. “Since the beginning, Father Alfredo asked me to read, to participate. I feel this is the direction the church should go in. A lot of Latinos here have deep roots, because of their parents who were born in Mexico.“I like it, because it mixes culture, language, traditions – it’s like I try to empower myself because I’ve had to learn another language and a new culture.”Leadership development in Southwest FloridaWhen Dominick Maldonado retired and relocated from Connecticut to Tampa about five years ago, he joined St. Francis Episcopal Church, attended Cursillo and soon was invited to replicate the experience in Spanish – with phenomenal results.“God’s people are coming,” said Maldonado, 66, who now is helping to recruit others in a ministry that he says is growing by leaps and bounds. “I’m in love with God and with the work that I’m doing,” the retired HIV-prevention officer told ENS.Diocesan Canon McManis said that the Cursillo was the second in a four-phased process designed to recruit and train Latino Episcopalians for leadership roles in the church.Hispanic/Latino Cursillo was the second in a four-phased process in the Diocese of Southwest Florida designed to recruit and train Latino Episcopalians for leadership roles in the church. Funded by Mission Enterprise Zone grant and diocesan money, the project aims to identify and recruit potential Latino lay leaders; offer Spanish-language Cursillo; train candidates as lay Eucharistic ministers and in a fourth phase, raise up people for ordained leadership. Photo: Dominick MaldonadoAssisted by a $20,000 Mission Enterprise Zones grant, the project aimed to host workshops to identify and recruit potential Latino lay leaders; offer Spanish-language Cursillo; train candidates as lay eucharistic ministers; and raise up people for ordained leadership.“Four years ago, the diocese had two Latino congregations; today we have eight,” McManis said. “I’ve identified eight more existing parishes that will have more than 25,000 Latinos within five miles of them within the next year. There’s a lot of energy and excitement about Latino ministries; it’s growing. It’s a good time to be in Southwest Florida.”Outreach is also important to Maldonado, who said his congregation is made up of immigrants from Central and South America who “are looking for a place to worship.“Many times, they are abused by the system. It’s a very, very poor community, living below the poverty guidelines. St. Francis is where they come to be sustained. They can worship. We try to support and comfort them and let them know that in those doors nothing is going to happen to them.”Similarly, the Rev. Mario Castro, who leads the Latino mission at the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota and another congregation at St. Edmund the Martyr Church in Arcadia, said “most people in my congregation are undocumented” workers who harvest seasonal crops.The church assists with immigration issues, food, clothing and utilities for parishioners in need who hail from Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil – “from everywhere, Anglos, too,” he said.“We pray every day and every Sunday for them to be to helped, for God to help them. They like it because they see somebody remembers them and prays for them and they love it and they need it. They come to us because they’re Christian or because they want to be Christian. We try to help people and I think that’s what God wants.”Brackett said that McManus’ proposal for First Mark of Mission partnership and funding “clarified that their diocesan leadership team intended to nurture inspired and courageous Latino-Hispanic leaders across their ministry context,” adding that it is clear that McManus’ first priority is to empower leaders. He is also building a coalition of leaders who will serve for the next few years, Brackett said of McManus.“Like so many of our First Mark leaders, Dennis has managed his diocesan responsibilities while faithfully and creatively discerning his way forward with nurturing leaders of multicultural ministries,” Brackett said.In San Diego: why so few in our pews?The Rev. Colin Mathewson said that the Diocese of San Diego partnered with a local university community organizing center to try to respond to a troublesome question: In a diocese bordering Mexico, experiencing a growing Latino population, why are there so few Latinos in the pews?“There’s such an opportunity to reach out to Latinos, especially in Southern California and in San Diego, and our diocese has plenty more room to grow in that regard,” Mathewson told ENS.Of 44 communities of faith, two are “substantial” Latino congregations and three to five more have a bilingual component or small Spanish-language service, he said.Irving Hernandez performs the el grito, the traditional call-and-response cry of independence at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego during the cathedral’s Mexican Independence Day celebration. Photo: Catedral San PabloWith the aid of a Mission Enterprise Zones grant, the diocese, along with the Consensus Organizing Center at San Diego State University, aimed to connect previously distant groups to form positive partnerships.The groups were distant because, oftentimes the majority in the pews “which in my experience are mostly Anglos, don’t have the skills needed to be able to speak in culturally compelling ways to those of other cultures and we’re still learning some of the basics,” Mathewson said. “We assume that Latino ministry means Spanish-language ministry.”Martha Curatola said when she joined St. Paul’s Cathedral in 2012, its Spanish- and English-speaking congregations were separate and not always equal.Now, through the project, “we are building a foundation we didn’t have before,” said Curatola, a Latino Leadership Project participant and a member of the diocesan executive council.“We are opening all the services, everything to the Latino congregation. It’s what we want to do all over the diocese, to grow into activities and that’s why we’re talking and seeing what works and what doesn’t and how to improve it. It has given me more spiritual freedom.”With a series of consensus-organizing trainings, the diocese has focused on relationship building and one-on-one conversation, helping to create space for increased Latino participation, according to intern Becky Gleason, 26, who has participated in training sessions.“Sadly the Latino-Hispanic population in a lot of our churches is very small and it’s easy to feel isolated in that,” Gleason said. “This is a great way for people to come together.”She said the training focuses on building leaders within the community who are able to reach out to those outside it to grow the capacity of the Latino community in churches that “haven’t been given the opportunity to grow in leadership roles.”The Latino Leadership Project’s aim is to support the development of a sustainable community of congregational leaders who are able to implement plans and activities that are culturally relevant and inviting to Latinos.Brackett said that San Diego Bishop Jim Mathes and Nancy Holland, diocesan canon for mission enterprise, “have made it clear that they had made the shift from ‘ministry to’ to ‘ministry with’ in their partnerships with Latino-Hispanic leaders,” realizing that there were many opportunities for partnership.They arranged for training in community organizing for 50 leaders so that they could sponsor and sustain Latino-Hispanic leadership teams across the diocese.“Their goal was never to create new Episcopalians but to fearlessly follow Jesus out into the world God loves so fiercely,” said Brackett.Rom Ituarte, another diocesan Executive Council member, is a Latino Leadership Project participant. A member of St. Philip the Apostle Church in Lemon Grove for 10 years, he said the Spanish-language service drew him there.The 49-year-old nutritionist said he has been trying to bring the Latino perspective to the council and the trainings.“Basically we want to get people to listen to the community, to what the needs are and get them involved, and solve those needs for the best interests of the congregation and community at same time,” he said.“We’re on the second of three trainings that will help give us those tools to help develop leaders in the community. I’m excited to be a part of it.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. By Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 23, 2015 Featured Events Christina Cleveland says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME General Convention, Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 June 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm All this story conveys to me is that the Episcopal church, contrary to its own alleged ecclesiological principles and ecumenical respect for other churches, has no qualms in cloaking itself with the externals of Latino Catholic belief and worship in order to fool Latino Catholics into joining a Protestant church. The Anglican reformers – and a good many current followers of the Anglican tradition – would be appalled at the wholesale appropriation of such things as Our Lady of Guadalupe, rosaries, and other Catholic externalities all in a shameful attempt to poach Catholics from their own church. Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Kris Hatch says: Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Mission Enterprise Zones Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service June 27, 2015 at 9:23 pm Oh, Zing, Rick! What is YOUR agenda and alternative???? I guess we could ASK those who choose to attend the MISA service and not make assumptions. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC June 23, 2015 at 8:10 pm Amen and Alleluia!So good to hear about this good work.This is TEC at her finest and best. Liturgical evangelism!Want my contribution and tithes to support more projects like thisPlease no more wasted funds on litigation against traditional Episcopalians.Inclusion must mean conservative voices too. We can do so much more good together. Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rick Fernandez says: Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET August 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm To Rick Fernandez I am not a Protestant, I am an Anglo Catholic. So your point is moot in the big tent of The Episcopal Church. I also say my rosary everyday and light candles at my parish to Our Lady and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Time to throw me in the fire? 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Photographs CopyHouses•Guatemala City, Guatemala Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Andrés Asturias+ 46 Share Area: 747 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Corallo House / PAZ ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveCorallo House / PAZ Arquitectura 2011 Corallo House / PAZ Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218585/corallo-house-paz-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: PAZ Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Year: Guatemala “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218585/corallo-house-paz-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs: Andrés AsturiasText description provided by the architects. Located on a dense hillside forest in the Santa Rosalía area of Guatemala City, Corallo House integrates the existing forest into the layout of the house. It merges nature into the architectural intervention. The design process began with the aim to preserve the existing trees, in order to have the trees interact with the living space.Save this picture!© Andrés AsturiasRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaThe floor plan is free of columns and the changes in level adapt to the existing topography. Both façades are mostly glass in order to connect the interior to the exterior. The main structural component is exposed concrete, which shows the rustic texture of the wood formwork, allowing a dialogue between the formal element and the textures of the forest.Save this picture!plan 02Project gallerySee allShow lessNew Church of Vaaler Proposal / CEBRAArticles’The Rink’ Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Kamvari ArchitectsArticles Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePAZ ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasGuatemala CityHouses3D ModelingGuatemalaPublished on March 21, 2012Cite: “Corallo House / PAZ Arquitectura” 21 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis On Valentine’s day this year the UK home entertainment industry comes together with UNICEF UK to raise £1 million for children affected by the Asian tsunami, through sales of The Greatest Comedy DVD in the World.The DVD features a hall of fame of the greatest comedy clips from the worlds of Stand Up, Television and Feature Film – all of which have been donated free by UK video labels. The project was the brainchild of independent London theatrical and DVD distributor Revolver Entertainment who produced and co-ordinated the production and promotion.AMS media group has worked to persuade media owners to give over £300,000 of free media to support the marketing and publicity campaign for the DVD. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 February 2005 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Digital Events Comedy DVD to raise funds for Unicef’s Tsunami appeal Lypsynch creative and Lypsynch productions have produced all the TV, radio, outdoor and cinema ads. Production recruitment company Blueberry Recruitment has sourced editors to produce the DVD and Purple Patch Design came up with the signature key art that set the tone of the campaign.Publicity is being provided by Premier PR and Wired PR, with outstanding results. UNICEF spokesperson, comedian Tony Hawks has been lending his presence to press and broadcast interviews and the home entertainment DVD retail industry has pledged their support, supplying POS and shelf space. Clips featured on the DVD include all the greats: Ricky Gervais, Little Britain, Richard Pryor, Phoenix Nights, Spaced, Black Books, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Wallace and Gromit, Joe Pasquale and Bo Selecta.For further information and full track listing, please contact James Knox / Pete Connell on 020 7292 8330 or email [email protected] / [email protected] 43 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more
Camelot is the current UK National Lottery licence holder, and has been its operator since the lottery’s launch in 1994. It currently generates over £30 million each week for National Lottery-funded projects, and in total, has raised over £42 billion so far with more than 625,000 individual grants made across the UK. The Gambling Commission is running the competition to find the next, and fourth, licence holder. Italian-based lottery operator partners with Barnardo’s in bid to win UK National Lottery licence AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Lotteries National Lottery “We are pleased to be working with Sisal in bidding to revitalise the UK National Lottery, which generates substantial funds for worthy causes across the UK. Our involvement will strengthen the partnership’s focus on player protection and responsible play, whilst deepening understanding of the UK charity sector and how it works to make a difference in the heart of local communities.” Sisal has 75 years of experience in running lotteries. The bid is part of its expansion programme, which has already seen it expand from Italy into Morocco, Turkey, and Spain. It has more than 2,200 employees globally, and a network of around 50,000 points of sale. In December last year European Lotteries and the World Lottery Association both renewed the company’s responsible gaming certifications for the fourth time in a row, and at the highest level available. Sisal was also the first Italian company to operate as a government licensee in the gambling industry. Advertisement Francesco Durante, CEO of Sisal, commented: Javed Khan, CEO of Barnardo’s said: Melanie May | 19 April 2021 | News Italian-based lottery operator Sisal has partnered with Barnardo’s in a bid to win the licence to run the UK National Lottery, which comes up for renewal in 2023. “Sisal was founded seventy-five years ago by three sports journalists who wanted to help rebuild Italy’s war-damaged football stadiums and revive community participation in sport. By long experience, we know the powerful positive impact games and lotteries can have when they are fun to play and they are directed towards serving a good cause. “ 920 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barnardo’s has said that it will use its involvement in the joint venture to ensure a best practice approach to player protection in the UK, improving protections for children and ensuring the lottery draws on best practice internationally. “We believe lottery operators have the duty to generate resources in a responsible way and should lead the industry in raising the bar for player protection. That’s why many years ago we voluntarily developed an approach to player protection far beyond what was required by regulation. Our focus is to make the lottery safer and an even better source of funds for good causes.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. read more
STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. (Photo courtesy Pasadena Humane)Pasadena Humane is seeking help from the community after taking in 12 sick cats that were found inside a Pasadena home on Wednesday after their owner died, according to the organization.The animals were “alone and hungry,” as well as “in desperate need of immediate help” when they were discovered.“A property management company made the shocking discovery after one of their tenants passed away,” Pasadena Humane said in a written statement. “The property management company contacted Pasadena Humane, and we quickly took the cats into our care.”In addition to being confused and scared, many of the cats had respiratory infections, and some had medical problems that appeared to require surgery to correct.“Unfortunately, we don’t have a ton of information about the circumstances that the cats were living in, because the property manager was the one who got in touch with us after they discovered that there were a lot of cats living in the home of a individual who unfortunately passed away from COVID,” said Pasadena Humane spokesman Jack Hagerman.“I believe that the cats were there for quite some time before they were discovered. All of them have pretty severe upper respiratory infections, which is not uncommon in hoarding situations,” Hagerman said.Veterinarians were in the process of fully examining the animals and beginning treatment, according to the organization.“Most of them are friendly, which is good news,” Hagerman added.The sudden surge of cats in need, and especially those needing surgery, has left Pasadena Humane short on resources to care for them.“Those surgical procedures can be anywhere from $1,200 to $2,500 [each],” Hagerman said. “There’s a few of them that are going to need that. We do know that at least a couple of them are pregnant, so we’ll be having some babies at some point.”With time, treatment and affection the cats will be placed into permanent homes, according to the Pasadena Humane statement.“With your help, we can make sure these cats only know love from now on,” it said. “Your support will make it possible for us to treat any illnesses or injuries, find wonderful temporary foster homes for every cat, and find forever homes once they’re ready to be adopted.”Donations can be made online at give.pasadenahumane.org/give/264243/#!/donation/checkout. Make a comment Community News Pasadena Humane Takes in 12 Sick Cats From Home After Owner Dies From COVID-19 Donations needed for medical treatment By JOEY REAMS and BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 3:58 pm Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena read more
Previous articleLimerick Post Show | J H Irwin JewellersNext articleSuspects arrested in ‘Romeo’ scam probe 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. Facebook Twitter Team Hope shoebox appealTHE NOW famous Christmas Shoe Box appeal, where individuals, schools and colleagues get together to fill boxes with gifts for children who may get no other Christmas gift, has had to move on-line. For this Christmas, the team has launched a new website, www.TeamHope.ie which allows the public to donate virtual shoeboxes for a contribution of €20. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Team Hope has also developed a Corporate and Business Pack with details on how companies and colleagues can get involved with the online appeal this year. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsVirtual shoe box appealBy Bernie English – September 24, 2020 245 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSHopeKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postshoe box appeal Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Print Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement read more
Local NewsGovernment Spivey keeps JP Pct. 4 seat Ector County’s Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 candidate Eddy Spivey reads early voting results Tuesday night at the Ector County Administration building annex. Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Previous articleU.S. Rep. Mike Conaway wins primary electionNext articleSimmons holds on to seat admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Home Local News Government Spivey keeps JP Pct. 4 seat 1 of 2 Twitter Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Longtime incumbent Eddy Spivey has held onto the Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 seat, defeating challenger Jesse Porras by more than 100 votes.Spivey took 57.55 percent of the vote with 427 votes, defeating Porras, who took 42.45 percent of the vote with 315 votes.This is the second time Spivey has beaten Porras for the seat, who challenged Spivey once before in 2014.Spivey, a Democrat, was first elected to the seat in 1995, and will continue serving at least until the next election in 2022, as he faces no Republican challenger in the November election. Ector County’s Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 candidate Eddy Spivey reads early voting results Tuesday night at the Ector County Administration building annex. Pinterest By admin – March 6, 2018 Jesse Porras III, left; Eddy Spivey Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Facebook Twitter Landgraf prepares for state budget debate read more