first_imgAirtel Networks Zambia Plc (ATEL.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2013 circular For more information about Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (ATEL.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (ATEL.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (ATEL.zm)  2013 circular Company ProfileAirtel Networks Zambia plc. is a major telecommunications service provider offering cellular radio solutions to private and corporate customers in Zambia. The company was known as Celtel Zambia plc. until a name change in 2013. Airtel Networks Zambia is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Zambia Holdings BV. A diverse and extensive range of products and services include caller ID, call waiting, international calling tariffs, roaming, voicemail services, chat and SMS text services, and Internet services. Other well-known brands in its portfolio include: Airtel Marketplace, a service that helps people find jobs, products and post adverts; Airtel Football, with latest information and updates on national soccer fixtures; Siliza, a service to request or borrow airtime; Airtel Portal, providing breaking news stories and sports updates, ringtones, wallpapers, video clips, and games and entertainment; Airtel Blessing, a Christian portal sharing Bible readings and church sermons. Value-added services include Airtel Life Insurance, Airtel Misses You, Caller Ring Back Tunes, Airtel Radio, Airtel Games Club to download and play games, Airtel Hello Tunes, Learn French, Me2U for airtime sharing, and 121 to connect buyers with sellers. Airtel Networks Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem October 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm Apparently, the UTO operates on the national level like your ECW does in your parish. Technically, any funds raised by your ECW are funds raised by the parish and therefore subject to control by the Vestry. However, I know of no rector or Vestry, except in the most extreme circumstances that would choose to exert any control over ECW funds. This is probably what led to the issue with UTO. The IRS wanted/sought clarification on the relationship and UTO having operated for years independently, but legally under the umbrella of the Church, needed to have some canonical/structural standing in the Church and perhaps needs to be audited, like any other entity, periodically. This may have seemed to some as a takeover of UTO by the DFMS (the national church) when in fact, clarity was needed to meet legal standards. Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest October 19, 2013 at 12:22 am Then perhaps the DFMS should have done something other than send a letter saying, “See you at the meeting next month. We’re taking control of everything, money, the board, and making you just another income earner, but we’ll let you watch.”If UTO is just another line in the TEC income spreadsheet with no powers or say outside 815, and the money is used wherever the power at 815 says, not for mission areas decided by the laity, it’s time to find another place to express my thanks. I’m leaning strongly towards independence like the ERD or forget it. Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (29) October 18, 2013 at 11:04 am Last GC passed a new set of bylaws but somewhere along the lines someone decided they weren’t good enough and a new group was formed including DFMS people and UTO members to form a new set of bylaws. In Sept. the UTO members received a new set of bylaws that were to be voted on at this EC meeting. Those proposed bylaws made the UTO mere observers with no power, DFMS controlled everything, so four members of the UTO resigned in protest. They have made a blog detailing their point of view at: 125-years.blogspot.com 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID October 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm It is an outright shame that UTO is caught in some game of political control. For as long as I have been an Episcopalian (around 40 years) there has been a Blue Box on my dresser. One of our former Bishops (Michigan/Eastern Michigan), Bill Gordon, received two airplanes (sequentially) from UTO to visit the parishes of Alaska when he was the Bishop there . That is but one of their many and profound missions. -Bill Thewalt Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska October 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm The Grants given from the prayer coins of BLUE BOX users and others are for NEW AND CREATIVE MINISTRIES. Isn’t this the command from our gospels? The PB Fund for World Relief is our ministry reaching out to the human needs of God’s people when havoc is created. Two separate ministries. Both tremendously important to the Life of our Church and its people. Ourchurch must abide for the rules of law that exist in the State of New York, thus protecting the exemption from taxation of donations to both these great programs.Let us all pray that our leaders can sort this out without “ruffling” too many feathers, In the meantime: Thank you God, for the beauty of your earth at this beautiful time of the year.Elizabeth L. Phillips UTOC Granting Committee 1979-1985 and presently the UTO co-ordinator for St. Luke’s, Long Beach, CA and St. John’s, Canandaigua, NY. at age 90+!! Rector Knoxville, TN Bruce Green says: inez L. Harris says: Rector Bath, NC Chris Harwood says: Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bruce Green says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ October 17, 2013 at 10:55 pm How sad, that after 125 years of Episcopalians putting coins in their blue boxes, the P.B. & the Executive Council are investigating the prayerful & conscientious work of the UTO Board! It makes me wonder who wants control of this money? Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET David Yarbrough says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Council expresses ‘deep regret’ over UTO events There is hope for ‘a new season of collegiality and cooperation’ Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events October 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm You want to have a conversation so you pack the room with people whose position titles are longer than their names or could include the word “Esquire”? How intimidating do you need to be just to talk? Janet Diehl says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI John Tinklepaugh says: Featured Jobs & Calls Marilla J Whitney+ says: October 17, 2013 at 10:10 pm Upon further review this looks a lot like an investigation of a Rector’s Discretionary Fund. However, UTO has an annual audit. Does ECW want to have a slush fund? If it uses DFMF IRS tags, no grant that would not be authenticated by DFMS passes muster. Was money diverted and to whom for what? October 18, 2013 at 9:51 am As a former staff officer in the World Mission Unit at the Episcopal Church Center — the department to which the UTO Office was assigned — I lived through the time when the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief (PBFWR) was transformed into Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) and have long wondered why the UTO wasn’t similarly transformed into its own 501c3 not-for-profit corporation? If the PBFWR/ERD is any example as another major fund-raising organization, it has really flourished in ministry and income in these relatively few years since it gained autonomy from The Episcopal Church’s direct oversight and management. Is that not a sufficient reason for the UTO Committee to consider a similar move? George Thompson says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 October 18, 2013 at 9:27 am Thank you, Bruce Green, for speaking for so many of us [Episcopalians and others] who are learning of this controversy for the first time and, reading this article, cannot for our lives figure out what all the fuss is about – except that apparently there are a lot of intensely hurt feelings, angers, frank [but unquoted] exchanges, and some rather typical episco-drama going on at high velocity. Could those of us who have given so much for so long have some substantive information about the conflicting issues? Regards and blessings to all. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Executive Council October 2013, Thomas Finlay says: Br. James Teets BSG, Canon says: Ann Tucker says: October 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm Well said. The Rev. Jeff Douglas says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 17, 2013 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Comments are closed. Elizabeth (Betty) Phillips says: Chris Harwood says: Twyla Zittle says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ October 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm Having been a six year member of the United Thank Offering Committee (1979-1985), I am appalled at what has happened in this dialog. Recognizing that we need to comply with DFMS policies, I am hopeful that this can all be resolved and that the UTO Committee, as it is now structured, be continued. It is good laity participation, and has worked for almost 125 years. Let it continue. Thank you, Judy Gillespie, for your good words…You were a blessing to us, as was Willeen Smith, who followed you in that position for 17 years. Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing October 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm Still wondering- the trite phrase of “where there is smoke, there’s probably a fire.” I am not confident when there are closed-door meetings that all is on the “up and up.” October 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm The administrative issues you mention are the likely drivers of initiating this change – but it’s taken on a life of its own far beyond what’s necessary to maintain tax exempt status. Katharine Schori, Stacy Sauls, and Gay Jennings have done an abysmal job in maintaining transparency in the process, and there are unwritten agendas, notably on the part of Sauls.center_img October 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm Our church consistently leads our diocese in collecting for UTO. May it continue that way. But let me add that it is in everyone’s best interest to make sure the UTO is run as professionally and transparently as possible, and is compliant with IRS rules and regulations. There is a lot of competition for charitable giving out there, and many deserving organizations are highly rated by Charity Navigator. Donors want to know that their money is being properly used and that the organization they are giving to is competently managed. Any hint of misuse or incompetence reflect poorly on UTO and the Episcopal Church. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH October 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm None of you know the real background story of this ‘misunderstanding’ between the UTO Board and the DFMS, PB, Executive Committee. The UTO has always been run by the women and they have been doing a great job for almost 125 years. How about allow the UTO to have their own IRS number and be able to stand alone and not rely on DFMS’s tax number? That way, DFMS would have no control or say so over it as they want to now. The grants given NOW are for new and creative ministries. This has not always been the case. Rev. Douglas, you do not know the structure of the ECW. I pray this will all be settled and everyone (including the UTO Board) will be happy about the outcome. We don’t need more division in The Episcopal Church. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs October 18, 2013 at 8:22 am True or false, the manner in which this has been handled will surely decrease any future ingathering and subsequently the needed grants. I am 72 and I well remember the Blue Box on my mother’s bedroom dresser. Both she and my Dad frequently put coins in there and it was a pleasant tradition. I am sorry this memory has been sullied. IF there were federal regulations that need to be adjusted this clearly could have been done is a less high handed manner. And, now a closed door hearing should make us feel the matters are resolved. I really don’t think so.More social skills in administration might be a course worth taking. John greve says: October 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm Rev. Douglas, I think you have hit the nail on the head. Ever since Sarbanes-Oxley became the law, ALL nonprofits, including the Church, have come under scrutiny. I can’t imagine that this is a matter of control, except for whatever audit trail the IRS requires. I suspect there may have been some misunderstanding here, in which case the drama knob could be turned down. How sad when these things come between us. Rector Washington, DC Barbara H. Whitton says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Judith M Gillespie says: 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 Chris Harwood says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET October 18, 2013 at 10:25 am “[the Presiding Bishop] appointed a committee to work with some UTO board members to draft a memorandum of understanding and to revise the group’s bylaws to bring about the compliance with federal laws and DFMS policies that the presiding bishop sought…” Having worked for 25 years for private non-profit organizations, what comes to my mind is, did the structure of UTO’s relationship with DFMS suggest that UTO was operating, no doubt unknowingly, as a somewhat independent player outside of IRS regs concerning audits of DFMS funds and their ultimate destination? Has IRS suggested that the “audit trail” they use to track the disposition of charitable funds was unclear in the case of the relation of UTO to DFMS? Given how UTO operates – *many* donations from multiple sources – was 815 brought up short by this questioning, which could infer some “loose” (though unintentional) auditing on the part of the church, under IRS regs. for religious institutions? I haven’t seen this side addressed by ENS releases on the matter. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Executive Council, Martha Clark says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA October 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm I am sad to say that many friends I have talked to say the same and the love and volunteer hours of all these years spent on doing God’s work encouraging thankful generosity has now been tainted by a political power struggle. F WILLIAM THEWALT says: Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Nancy Sherwin says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET October 18, 2013 at 3:47 am Closed-door meetings really do not create “safe spaces” for speaking the truth in love. This whole confrontation is doing increasing damage to the UTO, and undermining trust in the DFMS. This matter must be resolved in a way that leaves the UTO board free to set criteria and make grants along principles that have guided it for 125 years, and have strengthened the mission of the Episcopal Church in extraordinarily creative ways. Assuming this mess is cleaned up in a manner that encourages such creativity and freedom, I look forward to making the UTO an important part of my stewardship in the coming years. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm The desire to take control of the substantial wealth that the Episcopal Church once held (bequests from such financial giants as J. P. Morgan, for example) has always seemed to be the motivation of the very strange band of people who took over the church a couple of decades ago. Their slobbering defense of homosexuals (who were never persecuted that I was aware of during my 50 years as a member of the church) was never the real motivation. Change and destroy the great 1928 Prayer Book, throw in a few more fiddles and the church lost one million communicants, including me. Not a big number until you remember that at its height, Episcopal Church membership totaled on 3.2 million. I miss my church, but the thing that exists now is a freak show and a joke, a very bad joke with a bad smell of corruption around the edges. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel October 18, 2013 at 7:41 am What in the world? Is the Presiding Bishop in charge of everything?Give me a break!The Reverend Doctor John R. Tinklepaugh Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET October 18, 2013 at 12:45 am How is it possible to have an open, honest conversation about the tension between the UTO board (prior to resignation of the “UTO four”) and the folks representing 815? What efforts, if any, have been made to reconcile with the UTO four? [Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council formally moved Oct. 17 to try to heal the wounds incurred during the recent controversy over the functioning of the United Thank Offering.Council’s efforts included two resolutions and many statements of support for the future of UTO and its relationship with the wider church.In addition, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told council that she and UTO board president Barbara Schafer, from the Diocese of Nevada, were working on a joint statement to later release to the church.Steve Hutchinson, chair of council’s Joint Standing Committee on Governance and Administration for Mission (GAM), told his colleagues that his committee’s Oct. 15 discussions with four UTO representatives were “substantive, frank and productive.”He characterized the attitude as one of “very strong support and high hopes to move forward – not to dwell on the past – but to move forward cooperatively.”In one of council’s two UTO-related resolutions, passed on the final day of its Oct. 15-17 meeting here, members “acknowledged with deep regret the breakdown of communication and relationship between the board of the United Thank Offering and leadership of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.”They “committed to a season of reconciliation and renewal of all involved in a thoughtful and faithful engagement and conversation to resolve matters of governance and administration, while honoring the UTO’s historic promotion of a theology of thankfulness, so that the mission of the UTO can be strengthened.”At the same time the members committed themselves to “continuing support of the UTO by offering gifts of thankfulness on a regular basis through the ‘little blue box’ or [to] direct gifts to the spring and fall Ingatherings,” and invited the whole Episcopal Church to join them.“We give thanks for the years of inspirational and prophetic service to the wider Church that the United Thank Offering and generations of women leaders have made, and look forward to celebrating the 125th anniversary of this important work as we seek renewal of this mission for generations to come,” Resolution GAM011 concluded.Council’s Joint Standing Committee on World Mission also brought forward a resolution Oct. 17 expressing thanksgiving for the ministry of the UTO and support of its work going forward. Resolution WM015 affirmed the UTO board’s 2014 United Thank Offering Grant Focus and Criteria (to be posted Nov. 1 on UTO’s website). Finally, the resolution also encouraged every Episcopalian to get and use daily a UTO Blue Box.Council’s discussions were prompted by the resignation in early September of four UTO board members over what became for some a controversial effort to draft a memorandum of understanding between the UTO and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, and new bylaws for the historic organization which Jefferts Schori said were meant to bring the operating procedures “into compliance with both federal law and with DFMS policies.”Hutchinson said during a mid-day news conference Oct. 17 that the most recent controversy was “a bit of a boiling over of a broken relationship, frankly, some of which probably goes back for decades, some of which is more recent.”He also noted that “notwithstanding 125 years of wonderful ministry in the church, United Thank Offering as an organization has never been formally defined as an entity in the Episcopal Church, and that has promoted a great deal of confusion at different times in its history and in some way has probably contributed to some of the erratic functioning in the relationship with other parts of the church.Now however, Hutchinson told the council, there is hope for “a new identity, a new season of collegiality and cooperation.”He told council that a working group of UTO board members and GAM members would soon be organized to continue the efforts to move forward.Hutchinson, who had been involved earlier this year in the work on the bylaws revision and memo of understanding, had convened a closed GAM meeting on Oct. 15 with UTO board president Schafer; the Rev. Sarah Carver, appointed UTO board member from the Diocese of Eastern Michigan; the Rev. John Tampa, appointed UTO board member from Diocese of North Carolina and Margaret (Peg) Cooper, UTO Grants Committee chair, Diocese of Missouri. The four had been invited to the first day of council’s meeting.Hutchinson told the council Oct. 15 that he would asked for the closed session because “this is about creating … a safe place for very open conversation.”Those present, besides GAM members and the invited members of the UTO board, were Jefferts Schori; the Rev. Gay Jennings, House of Deputies president; the Rev. Heather Melton, UTO missioner; Bishop Stacy Sauls, the church center’s chief operating officer; Paul Nix, church center legal counsel, and Sally Johnson, Jennings’ chancellor.Hutchinson had said he wanted to create “a safe place for very open conversation” that would be “quite brutally honest where necessary, compassionate, hospitable.”UTO was established in 1889 as the United Offering by the Women’s Auxiliary to the Board of Missions and primarily supported the work of women missionaries. UTO later broadened its emphasis to include all areas of the church’s work.UTO grants are funded in large part with the money that Episcopalians deposit in “Blue Boxes,” which they keep in their homes and offices. Over the last 124 years UTO has granted $131,789,046.70, according to a report here.UTO suggests that people should daily pray and give – by putting some coins in their Blue Box – in recognition of their daily thanks for what God has given them. Oftentimes, the people whom the UTO calls “thankful givers” supplement their daily contributions before sending the money to UTO either individually or through a process known as diocesan in-gatherings. The UTO believes that thankful giving unites the givers spiritually with the people who benefit from their gifts.During the group’s Sept. 25-Oct. 1 board meeting, Melton said said that giving to UTO has declined over the last 10 years.In 2007, the UTO made 91 grants totaling $2,401,906.70. In 2009, it granted close to $2.1 million in 63 grants. For 2013, UTO awarded 48 grants for a total of $1,517,280.91. The complete list of grants is here.Executive Council called in 2008 for a UTO study group to clarify the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s legal relationship with UTO. (The DFMS is the church’s corporate legal entity.)Sandra McPhee, the first chair of the group, noted at the time that there was nothing in writing that spells out the UTO’s relationship to the DFMS, despite the fact that UTO was using the tax-exempt number assigned to the DFMS by the Internal Revenue Service, which expected the DFMS to “control” the UTO.The council committee that proposed the study group also noted the UTO’s declining revenue and wondered if UTO’s fundraising model and grant-making methods needed updating.The 2008 study group reported to council and General Convention in 2012. Council approved the group’s report in 2011, including a new set of by-laws and called for a memo of understanding between UTO and the DFMS.Jefferts Schori called a meeting with UTO board members and DFMS staff this past July. During that meeting she appointed a committee to work with some UTO board members to draft a memorandum of understanding and to revise the group’s bylaws to bring about the compliance with federal laws and DFMS policies that the presiding bishop sought. It was that work that eventually led to the UTO board member resignations.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.Correction: Feb. 11, 2014, An earlier version of this story reported that General Convention also adopted the UTO report and bylaws. Convention did not take action on either document. October 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm Give us the short form of this! UTO has been a long term honored institution. Who messed with it? Has it been corrected? That will determine it’s next Incoming Marylin Day says: October 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm Investigating? Demanding full control and making the UTO members observers more like. Some of the documents suggest 815 has already been refusing to pay on grants approved by the UTO. And these resolutions still don’t say who’s in charge now or which rules/bylaws are being used. One of the people who attended even tweeted afterward that they didn’t know which rules are in effect right now. The titles etc. on the CCAB board had already been changed for the new bylaws before the meeting so I get the feeling this really means, “We’re sorry you’re upset, so we’ll just wait until things quiet down and do what we want when you’re not looking.” Sorry, my blue box will just have to get heavier or go to another charity until this mess is cleared up. I don’t want the Thank boxes to become just another general fund income to be used on lawyers, lobbyists, etc. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR United Thank Offering Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Karen Birr says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release October 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm This is disgusting. If a group is doing its job, let it remain self controled. Why take over a long time reputable group? I vote for letting it be self controled!! One of “neat” things about The Episcopal Church is the number of independent, self controled, yet faith filled groups. They have their ups and downs, but good comes through. Submit a Job Listing Fr. Gaylord Hitchcock says: Weston F. Cook, Jr. says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Martha Jane Patton says: Martha Clark says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME October 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm As a former Coordinator of the UTO I would like to comment that the decline in the offering over the past several years is very likely related to the sense of mistrust of the volunteer UTO Committee that has been generated by the Episcopal Church Center management staff and committees. This deeply saddens me as working with the UTO wa one of the best experiences of my work life because of the wonderful, trusting, supportive, deeply committed group of women and men that I had the pleasure of working with. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA October 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm My hope is that in the end, the UTO will be run separately from 815’s direct oversight. If there are technical details to bring it into alignment with federal regulations, there must be a way to accomplish those while maintaining the unfettered operation of an organization that has done wonderfully good works over the years. If we are looking for a more nimble, locally empowered church for the future, it doesn’t make sense to try to consolidate oversight over existing entities, especially when they are not in need of it to be effective.last_img read more


first_imgPresiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas 2015 message Posted Dec 22, 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN 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 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Video Featured Jobs & Calls December 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm God bless you, ++Michael, and a Merry Christmas and blessed New Years to you and your family. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Donald Lowery says: r h lewis (VTS 1963) says: Linda Baker says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cn. Shirley M. Watts says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC December 22, 2015 at 9:02 pm What a beautiful way to state this message: “the Mountain came to us.” Thanks, Most Reverend Michael. May you continue to recover your health and preach the word that will send us forth. December 25, 2015 at 3:39 pm Ditto to Hale Anderson’s message–and Yes unequivocallly we all join in the blessed recovery for PB Curry and family–Praise the Lord–and with the Blessings of this Holy Season of Celebration of the Birth of our Dear Savior Jesus Christ. I too must add that in this new year– a turning point/tipping point– that we are all challenged to compassionate action the Way of the Lord. We are surrounded by racial prejudice, hate, vindictive rhetoric and actions–here in our USA–we do not need to point fingers to other parts of the world,i.e.Iran,European countries … and recalling an interfaith exhibit on Israel here in Seattle I inquired of the presenter of how Jesus is regarded and was informed, “Jesus was a misguided Palestinian Jew.” Thus our ecumenical, evangelical, episcopal efforts continue to proceed “in the Way of our Lord Jesus…” One may also reference the scriptures of the dialogue between Jesus and his Jewish community thusly in John 8:18-59. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books January 12, 2016 at 1:51 pm It was glorious to see you at the UBE event prior to your Installation. I pray for your full recovery. And am grateful that you are showing up online. Godspeed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Stewart David Wigdor says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (11) Submit an Event Listing December 22, 2015 at 6:53 pm My dear brother Michael, it is so wonderful to see you if only on video. It gives greater understanding to the power of prayer. Thank you again for your message of hope, and your challenge to the call, God bless you and Merry Christmas, in His love and mine, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Ann Fontaine says: 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Katherine Johnson says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Gayle fisher-Stewart says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas 2015 message“As the words were spoken on that night when Jesus was born, peace, good will to all people, God bless you, God keep you.”[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “As the words were spoken on that night when Jesus was born, peace, good will to all people, God bless you, God keep you,”  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Christmas 2015 message.The video of Presiding Bishop Curry’s Christmas message is below. Tags December 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm Merry Christmas everyone! I hope it is magical for each person. I think the word magic comes from the title Magi who brought the first Christmas gifts to Jesus. Let wisdom be the gift on this holiday to our President, our Church and those who seek to know God and us who desire to love God. Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET December 23, 2015 at 2:35 am It is so heartwarming to know your surgery went well, Bishop Curry. Your Christmas message, however, misses the mark entirely. It no longer serves anyone anywhere to voice the standard line: “God coming into the world in the person of Jesus matters profoundly for all of us regardless of our religious tradition.” Christ was a non-violent revolutionary who lived and worked in the trenches where social injustice crushed the lives of so many. It is the details of our lives today that are so dire, world-wide suffering, and all of that, none of it will go away by skating over the top on a jet stream. We have choices to make, and must climb aboard the moral arc that insists our very actions are meant to create safe and sacred places for all. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 23, 2015 at 12:16 am Thanks Presiding Bishop Michael, for this wonderful Christmas message. It is a blessing to hear! You remain in my prayers. Wishing you and your family, CHRISTMAS JOY AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR! Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ December 22, 2015 at 9:10 pm Grand to hear you and see you and to know that your recovery is going well.As you bless us we are blessed and you are a blessing for us. Rejoice, Jesu is king ! R H Lewis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Susan Kuhn says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Hale Anderson says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA December 22, 2015 at 9:26 pm A blessed Christmas and continued good health to you. We need your love and your leadership. December 22, 2015 at 10:51 am Thanks for this and continued prayers for health and well being. Is there some way to make the video so that it does not automatically go onto the next one. I want to use the link but don’t want any other videos but the Christmas message. Thanks Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Dr. Erna Lund says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The following is the transcript of the Presiding Bishop’s Christmas message.Christmas Message 2015Hello. Our original plan was for me to tape a Christmas message in front of the United Nations building in New York as a way of sending a message that this Jesus of Nazareth whom we follow came to show us the way to a different world, a world rounded in God’s peace and God’s justice, God’s love and God’s compassion.I recently had surgery and so we had to change those plans and so I’m here in Raleigh on Capitol Square. Christ Church is here and we’re filming this message here just as a way of giving me a chance to say “Thank you” to all of you who sent cards and prayers in my recent surgery.  I’m doing well and I’m coming back to work.But I did want to say something to you.  It occurs to me that this Jesus of Nazareth really does make a difference.  And God coming into the world in the person of Jesus matters profoundly for all of us regardless of our religious tradition.In the park across from the United Nations, the Ralph Bunche Park, the words of the Prophet Isaiah are quoted,They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooksNation will not rise against nationNeither shall they learn war any moreWhat’s not there is another part of that passage that’s in the second chapter of Isaiah, and it says,Come, let us go to the mountain of God,That he may show us His ways and teach us His pathsWe who follow Jesus believe that the mountain came to us when God came among us in the person of Jesus to show us the way to live, to show us the way to love, to show us the way to transform this world from the nightmare it often is into the dream that God intends for us all.So, as the words were spoken on that night when Jesus was born, peace, good will to all people, God bless you, God keep you.  A blessed Advent, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all.The Most Rev. 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first_imgSaturday Apr 18, 2015 Cheeky fans text their way into fake Champions Cup press conference The team at Heineken Ireland put together this elaborate prank to fool a few hardcore rugby fans into attending a fake press conference, and to face an awkward encounter with former Leicester Tigers flanker, Neil Back. It’s all based on 2002’s ‘Hand of Back‘ incident.Rugby-mad Dubliners Eamonn Dromgoole (25), Phillip McGauran (26) and Cormac Murphy (28) found themselves in a sticky scenario thanks to #RunWithIt, Heineken’s campaign to kick-start the knock-out stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup.In the stitch up the eagle-eyed European Cup supporters spotted Munster’s arch-nemesis Neil Back’s number mistakenly leaked on Twitter.The three fans, amongst hundreds of others, took the opportunity to send Neil a cheeky text, setting in motion a chain of hilarious events that culminated in the ultimate reward. Luckily, Heineken was there to capture the whole thing.Speaking about his role in the video, and subsequent accidental fame, rugby fan Eamonn Dromgoole remarked; “I texted what I thought was Neil Back’s number for the craic – I thought a bit of banter would be no harm. “Little did I know what I was getting myself in for. Looking at myself in the video now is hilarious – at the time, I thought I was totally pulling it off.  Fair play to the lads in Heineken, they nailed it”.The stunt was created by Heineken to unveil #RunWithIt, a campaign that calls on fans to embrace the unpredictability of European rugby to be in with a chance of winning some amazing, money-can’t-buy prizes. To be in with a chance to win a VIP trip to this season’s Twickenham finale, simply visit  www.facebook.com/heineken and tag your friend who would be most likely to #RunWithIt if they ended up in a tricky spot. Join the conversation @Heineken_ieADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


first_img Tagged with: IWITOT SOFII Training Howard Lake | 7 November 2017 | News  108 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 I Want To Talk At That returns for 2018 Julie Weston – Director, Global Fundraising Hub, Save the Children InternationalLucy Caldicott – Chief Executive, UpRisingLucy Edwards – COO, Open Last year’s FTWAlfie Waldron, copywriter at Open, was one of three audition winners and he won the audience vote on the day for his talk about the marvellous Jean Bishop, the Bee Lady.Waldron said: “Taking part in IWTTAT and speaking at IWITOT was the highlight of my year! I had a fantastic mentor, Andy Harris, who guided me through the process from start to finish. And I got to meet so many other kind and supportive people in our industry.”He added: “If you’re toying with the idea of entering, my advice would be to just forget the excuses and go for it!”Laura Croudace speaking at IWITOT 2015ETA IWITOTIWITOT 2018 will take place at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre in London on Thursday 18th January from 2pm-5pm. It will be followed by a drinks reception and award presentation from 5pm-7pm.Auditions will take place on the afternoon of Friday 17th November at Holborn Studios, near Old Street in London.Apply ASAPTo apply simply explain in no more than 200 words the fundraising idea that you wish you had though of, and why it is relevant now to other fundraisers. The only restriction is that the idea cannot be your own or from your organisation.Send your IWITOT idea to [email protected] by Monday 13th November 2017.BFN.center_img WATCH: Alfie Waldron at IWITOT 2017[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLpQuAdA8iM[/youtube]  107 total views,  1 views today Do you fancy sharing your fundraising ideas in front of 250 other fundraisers, but don’t have much experience of public speaking?I Wish I’d Thought of That will be back next year, and so too will I Want To Talk At That, the competition for three new and up-and-coming fundraisers to win a speaker’s slot at this popular event.IWTTAT and IWITOT? OMG!I Wish I’d Thought of That, or IWITOT, is an annual event at which eighteen speakers from the fundraising sector take to the stage to share the fundraising idea they wish they’d thought of. Organised by SOFII and sponsored by Open, the event is fast-paced, entertaining and inspiring.Which is why in the past few years there has been a competition to broaden it out to fundraisers who perhaps wouldn’t normally think of speaking at such an event. Hence IWTTAT – I Want To Talk At That.JSYK, there is mentoringThese up-and-coming fundraisers do not of course get dropped in at the deep end of public speaking. Each audition winner receives one-to-one support from experienced fundraising mentors to help ensure their speech matches the impact of other more experienced presenters on the day.This year’s mentors are: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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


first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Linkedin Twitter A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes ReddIt ReddIt NewsCommunityCOVID-19Top StoriesTarrant County emergency shelters prepare for cold weather with reduced capacityBy Haeven Gibbons – November 24, 2020 1723 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Life in Fort Worth Haeven Gibbons Facebook + posts printThe ‘Housing 500 Challenge’Coming in from the coldUnion Gospel Mission modifies operationsCOVID-19 & homelessness infographicTarrant County emergency shelters prepare for cold weather with reduced capacityBy Haeven GibbonsImogene goes to Presbyterian Night Shelter to get out of the cold. During the day, she uses True Worth, Presbyterian Night Shelter’s day time facility. Photo: Presbyterian Night Shelter, Jenny SpencerImogene goes to Presbyterian Night Shelter to get out of the cold. During the day, she uses True Worth, Presbyterian Night Shelter’s day time facility. Photo: Presbyterian Night Shelter, Jenny SpencerTemperatures dipping below 40 have long triggered the opening of cold weather shelters for the homeless. But COVID-19 has complicated the situation. The eight shelters that partner with the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition have reduced their bed capacity by 40% to be inline with social distancing requirements. However, the pandemic has also contributed to an increase in the homeless population because of the economic downturn and spike in unemployment. Chart: Haeven Gibbons- Source: Tarrant County Homeless CoalitionChart: Haeven Gibbons- Source: Tarrant County Homeless CoalitionThis year has seen a 6 percent increase overall in the number of people who experienced homelessness compared to 2019, according to interim executive director of TCHC Lauren King. The nonprofit and its partners have served 11,439 people, up from 10,645 in 2019. “Last year we saw a big increase in unsheltered homelessness,” said King. “We saw this huge increase, but then we also saw a decrease in the number of outreach teams we had, so we had fewer resources.”Unemployment was the leading cause for homelessness in 2018, according to TCHC. That year, the jobless rate peaked at 3.8; by April of this year, the rate climbed to 13.4, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.When the Vickery station overflow site closed at the end of September, 100 people were left unsheltered. “Many shelters are still not offering programming or emergency shelter services due to capacity limitations and other COVID-19 related reasons,” said Lezlee Kinney, volunteer coordinator at Union Gospel Mission Tarrant County.King said in years past, shelters crowded people into dining halls and other warm spaces when faced with an overflow. This winter, plans call for shuttling homeless people to cold weather shelter location sites, including Vickery station, Sycamore and Riverside community centers. Photo: Presbyterian Night Shelter, Jennifer SmithTo combat the reduced capacity in shelters, long-term homeless advocates are looking to use additional money through the CARES Act to help people find permanent homes. TCHC has a new initiative called the “Housing 500 Challenge.” The goal is to house 500 people before the end of the year. TCHC housed 88 people in October and is aiming to house 200 people in November and December. Ideally, TCHC tries to house 50 people a week.“The whole point of this challenge is to figure out how we need to get our system up and running again,” said King. “In addition to that, we’re also trying to get as many people out of congregate settings as we can because we don’t want to have a significant outbreak (of COVID-19).”TCHC volunteers create “welcome baskets” to give to people moving out of homelessness. The baskets are filled with sheets, pillows, cleaning supplies, toiletries and kitchenware. Photo: Tarrant County Homeless CoalitionTCHC volunteers create “welcome baskets” to give to people moving out of homelessness. The baskets are filled with sheets, pillows, cleaning supplies, toiletries and kitchenware. Photo: Tarrant County Homeless CoalitionPlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle FullscreenBefore the extra funding from the CARES Act, TCHC’s outreach team was a group of 11 people who were tasked with serving all of Tarrant County. Now, outreach teams will have about 50 people, according to King.“That should make a significant difference in how we’re able to serve people who are unsheltered,” King said. Coming in from the coldMr. Otwell sits across the street from Union Gospel Mission waiting for food that is passed out by volunteers. Photo: Josh JordanMr. Otwell sits across the street from Union Gospel Mission waiting for food that is passed out by volunteers. Photo: Josh JordanCold weather shelters officially opened on November 1. In Fort Worth, shelters open if the weather is below 40 degrees in wet conditions, below 35 degrees in dry conditions or if the wind-chill is below 32 degrees for three or more hours. Arlington’s trigger is a temperature below 39 degrees for more than 4 hours. Coalition officials text alerts to homeless people who subscribe to their cold weather updates when temperatures are expected to drop. Everyone is screened for COVID-19 before being allowed in a shelter. If shelters are full, they get a wristband indicating they have been screened before being bused to a cold weather station. The shelters assign people to socially distant cots to make contact tracing easier. Families receive motel vouchers to spend the night in a single room. PlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle FullscreenThe eight shelters partnered with TCHC take extra cleaning precautions, perform regular temperature checks and space out dining times. All decisions are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control recommendations and have been carefully made to support the prevention of the COVID-19 virus from being spread in the community, said Don Shisler, Union Gospel Mission president, in a letter on March 13.The CARES Act also provided additional money to help buy extra cleaning supplies for emergency shelters. “We went through a whole process to figure out what the weekly use rate was, so each of the emergency shelters have their specific amount that they use, and the homeless coalition coordinates that effort,” said King. Photo 1: Room In The Inn – Nashville, TNPhoto 2: ALS, True Worth agenciesHow Union Gospel Mission has changed its operations amid COVID-19Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County is one of the eight shelters that cut its capacities to follow government mandates on social distancing, leaving many without a place to go. Their residents usually stay with them for 6 months to a year. But this year, that timeline was cut short for some.The men’s overnight dorm, which usually houses 67 men, is not open. In the past two months, UGM-TC has taken in eight single women to stay in the women’s overnight dorm. The dorm normally holds 16 women.They have referred overnight guests to the temporary overflow shelters opened by the city of Fort Worth.Chart: Haeven Gibbons- Source: Union Gospel Mission Tarrant CountyChart: Haeven Gibbons- Source: Union Gospel Mission Tarrant CountyBefore checking into an emergency shelter, guests get a health screen to make sure they are not showing symptoms of COVID-19. Photo: ALS, True Worth agenciesBefore checking into an emergency shelter, guests get a health screen to make sure they are not showing symptoms of COVID-19. Photo: ALS, True Worth agenciesUGM-TC also houses some permanent residents.  Normally, they can house up to 400 individuals, including families. Now, UGM-TC can house a max of 70 men and 65 women and children, according to Kinney.  Overnight beds pose a difficulty shelters have not faced before. When people come into an emergency shelter to be in their program beds, they can isolate for 14 days and then get a bed, but with overnight beds, people rotate in and out which cannot happen due to COVID-19, said King.UGM-TC is committed to keeping their doors open, despite capacity limitations, said Don Shisler, Union Gospel Mission president, in a letter on March 13. “While some businesses or organizations may be able to temporarily close, we will have our doors open continuing to serve on the front lines,” said Shisler.UGM-TC also provides food for those who need it. According to UGM-TC’s food services director, Robert Clethen, food donations have remained consistent since March. They have been serving seven to nine thousand meals a month.PlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle FullscreenBut they are no longer allowed to serve guests inside. The only people who can eat inside are UGM-TC’s residents.“Volunteers serve trays through the plexiglass now, and we have plexiglass on our tables in the dining room,” said Clethen. Because of the divider only four people can fit at the table instead of six or seven.To serve outside guests, UGM-TC vamped up a sack lunch program where they pass out sack lunches to people at breakfast lunch and dinner every day, said Kinney.Homeless people near Union Gospel Mission Tarrant County try to stay warm. Photo: Josh JordanHomeless people near Union Gospel Mission Tarrant County try to stay warm. Photo: Josh JordanTopBuilt with ShorthandCOVID-19 and homelessnessVenngage Infographics Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Linkedin Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Previous articleAdjunct professor’s email to students sparks criticism, apologyNext articleA year without graduation Haeven Gibbons Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting Haeven Gibbonshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haeven-gibbons/ Image Magazine: Spring 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced storelast_img read more


first_img More Cool Stuff 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Hollywood Burbank Airport has received a $2.8 million infrastructure from the Trump administration.More than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were awarded to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.The funds will be used for taxiway and apron improvements.The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission has owned and operated the airport under a joint powers agreement between the three cities since 1977.Currently, former PCC Trustee Ross Selvidge and City Councilmembers Steve Madison and John Kennedy represent Pasadena on the commission.“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.The authority, a separate government agency created under a joint powers agreement between Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena in 1977, includes three commission members from each of the three cities who oversee operations at the airport. The majority of the members are sitting councilmembers in their respective cities.From 1978 to 2003, the airport was named the Burbank–Glendale–Pasadena Airport. In 2017 it was renamed the Hollywood Burbank Airport. 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 Subscribe Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News 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. Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Burbank Airport Receives Infrastructure Grant Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission has owned and operated the airport since 1977 STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 2:35 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more


first_img Twitter News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleCllr Padraig Doherty confirms that he is to rejoin Fine GaelNext articleMc Conalogue claims Donegal is losing out in what’s become a “two tier economy” News Highland WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Judge says delay in progressing Inishowen crash case ‘beggars belief’ Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A judge has said the delay in the trial of a man accused of causing the death by eight people by dangerous driving in Inishowen ‘beggared belief’.24 year-old Shaun Kelly from Hill Road, Ballymaggan, Buncrana appeared  in court today after the case was adjourned last week.This was to allow the Director of Public Prosecution identify a psychologist to carry out an assessment of him.Today Judge Keenan Johnson expressed his frustration that the case was no further than when it was adjourned last week.He said he was adjourning the case until Thursday and he wanted somebody available.Judge Johnson was told by barrister am Patricia McLaughlin that strenuous efforts had been made to source an expert to examine the defendant.She told the court that the original expert they had is no longer available and that two experts at Beaumont hospital had been contacted by phone, letter and fax but to no avail.Barrister for the defence Mr Peter Nolan said: “we would have thought some expert would be made available but no arrangement has even been made.”The case comes before the circuit court on Thursday morning again. Pinterest Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – April 8, 2014 last_img read more


first_imgNews UpdatesTablighi Jamaat: Karnataka HC Quashes Cases Against 9 Foreigners; Imposes Condition That They Should Not Visit India In Next 10 Years [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber8 Aug 2020 12:50 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has quashed and set aside criminal prosecution initiated against nine foreign nationals belonging to the Tablighi Jamaat, on the condition that they will immediately leave the country and undertake not to visit India for the next ten years. A bench of Justice Krishna S Dixit, allowed the petitions filed by the foreign nationals who were arrested under…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has quashed and set aside criminal prosecution initiated against nine foreign nationals belonging to the Tablighi Jamaat, on the condition that they will immediately leave the country and undertake not to visit India for the next ten years. A bench of Justice Krishna S Dixit, allowed the petitions filed by the foreign nationals who were arrested under the provisions of the Foreigners Act, 1946 for the violation of the conditions of visas. They have been directed to pay a fine that may be levied by the competent authority. The court has refused to quash the case registered against seven Indian nationals, who are members of the Jamat, stating their case stands on a different footing. The authorities claimed that the Foreign nationals had entered India on the basis of e-Tourist visa and were found to be carrying out preaching of religious principles, an activity which is permissible only under the Missionary Visa. Advocate Mohammed Tahir appearing for the accused argued that “There is no specific prohibition in the Visas in question for preaching religious principles in the Tablighi congregation.” This argument was turned down by the court saying “The very nature of these Visas, what is permissible is what is specifically provided for and therefore, the question of one looking for prohibition is irrelevant to say the least. In other words, what is not provided for in the Visa, is deemed to be impermissible; thus, the general principle that what all is not prohibited is permissible for a natural person and what all is not provided for is impermissible for a juristic person, ordinarily cannot be invoked by foreign nationals.” Tahir then relied on two unreported judgments, (Mr.Junia Erastus Mayemba Vs. The Bureau of Immigration) and (Mr.Freddy Tshimanga Kanyama Vs. Bureau of Immigration) of the Karnataka High court to argue that “The intended prosecution is not desirable since it would eventually result in overstaying of the foreign nationals at the cost of State Exchequer and therefore, these foreign nationals be granted exit at the earliest.” The Special Public Prosecutor V M Sheelvanth and Assistant Solicitor General C Shashikantha argued that if at all the accused foreigners are shown mercy, which is an attribute of Sovereign Power in view of the aforesaid two judgments, this court should prescribe similar conditions as are stipulated by the Madras High Court in Md. Kameual Islam and Others Vs. State, 2020 (SCC OnLine Mad 1171). The petitioners’ counsel agreed for the same, following which the court imposed similar conditions and held that its order will not act as a precedent. The bench also rejected the the allegation made by the petitioners that “The criminal proceedings are initiated by the police, with the prejudice generated by the Media propaganda, and for the statistical purpose of the State.” The court said “Having examined the entire file made available by the learned SPP, does not find even an iota of material for entertaining such a baseless grievance; on the contrary, this gathers from the records a legitimate impression that the police having stood tall, exercised a lot of restraint despite running a huge risk of COVID-19 infection and tolerating the attack/assault by the miscreants; this court will be failing in its duty if it does not place on record a deep appreciation of the State Police for their yeoman service being rendered during COVID crises.”In June, the Madras HC had closed cases against 31 foreign Tablighis after saying that they have “suffered enough”, and urged the Centre to consider their pleas to return to their native countries. CRIMINAL PETITION NO. 2376/2020 FARHAN HUSSAIN And STATE BY THILAK PARK P S TUMKUR CITY,Coram: Justice Krishna S Dixit.Date of Order: August 5, 2020.Appearances:Advocate Mohammed Tahir for Petitioners.Special Public Prosecutor V M Sheelvanth a/w SPP V S Hegde and Advocate Namitha Mahesh B G, for StateASG: C Shashikantha for Union of India.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more