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first_img whatsapp alison.lock Sales at US retailers grew at a slower pace than expected in January as building material and restaurant outlets experienced weaker trade, new official figures have shown.A separate dataset also showed another large hike in US import prices in January as energy costs shot up further.Total retail sales rose 0.3 per cent in January, the US Commerce Department said, in the seventh straight month of growth, but below December’s sales increase, which was revised to 0.5 per cent from 0.6 per cent.The slight decline is most likely attributed to the snowstorms that battered large areas of the US during January.Import prices rose 1.5 per cent, almost double economists’ consensus forecast of 0.8 per cent, according to Labor Department data.Petroleum prices rose 3.4 per cent in January and have risen 18.5 per cent over the past four months. Non-petroleum costs rose 1.1 per cent in January, the largest advance in that category since April 2008.Export prices rose 1.2 per cent in January, exceeding the consensus forecast of 0.7 per cent. They were led by agricultural export prices, which rose 3.2 per cent.Economists had expected retail sales to increase 0.6 per cent last month. However, compared to January 2010, sales were up 7.8 per cent. Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap New US data paint uncertain retail picture Share Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 15 February 2011 9:00 am whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 28th June 2019 | By Joanne Christie Happy Friday igamers! This weeks Diary questions Electronic Arts’ assertion that loot boxes are just like Kinder Eggs, chuckles at Hills’ creative writing donation, considers the state of racing Down Under and ponders SBKings.Kinder surprise The Diary was surprised to find out that the UK parliament is doing anything other than being generally paralysed by Brexit when it happened upon a hearing on Immersive and Addictive Technologies. This saw MPs put reward mechanics such as loot boxes under the microscope, with the likes of Electronic Arts and Fortnite publisher Epic Games contributing. The Epic Games representative at one point claimed that his company didn’t make any money from the wildly successful Fortnite, so things were going… interestingly. But it was the EA rep’s assertion that loot boxes, banned in Belgium and the Netherlands, detested by a significant chunk of gamers, and a cause of concern for parents, were nothing more than Kinder Eggs, that stood out. First, this showed the console gaming industry is really treading new ground when faced with regulatory scrutiny. Second, it provided a quick and easy go-to quote for the sector’s detractors to beat it with. Third, Kinder Eggs are banned in the US. Whatever the reasons, saying a core mechanic in your titles is equivalent to something that has been banned in a major market is… sub-optimal. The gambling sector is increasingly seen as the black sheep of the entertainment industry, and it hasn’t always been the best at handling public affairs. But this hearing suggests it has lots to teach the console gaming sector.​Hills gets creative You’ve got to love William Hill’s sense of humour. This week it announced that it was donating $50,000 of a legal settlement reached with FanDuel to a Rutgers University master of fine arts creative writing programme. The settlement, agreed back in January, concerned a lawsuit alleging  FanDuel copied sections of a betting guide Hills produced when it started operating at Monmouth Park Racetrack last year and used it alongside its own launch at Meadowlands. The betting giant’s evidence of plagiarism included a number of identical sections of text and diagrams, and even a line from FanDuel’s guide that read: “Alternate & reverse lines are propositional wagers offered by William Hill on each baseball game.” Although Hills has said previously it would donate some of the funds to creative writing programmes, there’s a hint of irony in the choice of a master’s level degree. Surely even high school level English should have been sufficient to avoid the alleged offences. What would have perhaps been even more fitting to the situation is if it had funded something such as a basic Microsoft Word course – one that expanded the knowledge of would-be plagiarists beyond ‘copy and paste’ to the ever so slightly more advanced ‘find and replace’ perhaps? Although we guess it wasn’t keen to give those lacking imagination any ideas. Then again, the settlement amount was never disclosed so perhaps we can look forward to more announcements in future…When it’s more than just crying poor Whenever bookies complain about high taxes and levies, their concerns are often dismissed as the exaggerations of gambling companies raking in the cash while sports such as racing struggle. Warnings that punters will suffer are usually dismissed as empty threats, but this week one Australian bookie proved that they aren’t. TopSport, which describes itself as a low-margin bookie and which serves the kind of big punters many others won’t, pulled a number of its products in Victoria and Western Australia, publishing an open letter on its reasoning. It said the changes had “been forced upon us by the continuation of what can only be termed ruthless race fields levies” by racing bodies in those states. “In recent years, the wagering industry has borne witness to a rapid and rampant escalation in the fees and taxes payable by wagering operators to racing and licensing authorities. To compound the burden, the Governments of each State and Territory have now also chimed in with their quite heavy-handed Point of Consumption taxes. The result is a taxation burden that can no longer be viably absorbed within our retained earnings under our current business model,” said the letter. It went on to outline some rather telling figures that showed it had been operating at a loss in those states for some time. In a column discussing the move, Racenet described it as a “deeply disturbing message for those running racing in those states”. It will be interesting to see if the powers that be heed the message.SBKings? Someone has discovered the words ‘DraftKings hearts SBTech’ carved onto a tree, and the industry rumour mill is in overdrive. This would be an interesting deal for a number of reasons. It suggests that the daily fantasy-turned sports betting behemoth has significant cash to burn. It’s a huge stamp of approval for SBTech’s solutions and capabilities, which have already been burnished by its Oregon Lottery deal. But the rumblings will be causing Kambi some concern – its share price was down 19.02% at the time of writing. It would have good reason to be aggrieved; it has helped DraftKings soar to the upper reaches of the New Jersey market, yet this is its second major partner (after 888) to make noises about bringing technology in-house. However, it is leading the way in Pennsylvania, where three of its clients have been the first to launch online wagering. The entry of its former parent Kindred Group to the US fray will help it further. Bed hopping in the nascent US industry is not entirely unexpected. Operators were always likely to evaluate partnerships following the initial rush to get tech and get live, so the Diary won’t be surprised if we see further shifts, even if these DraftKings-SBTech rumours come to nothing.​That’s it for this week. See you next week! Topics: Sports betting iGB Diary Horse racing Happy Friday igamers! This weeks Diary questions EA’s assertion loot boxes are like Kinder Eggs, chuckles at Hills’ creative writing donation, considers the state of racing Down Under and ponders SBKings Email Address Horse racing Tags: Race Track and Racino iGB Diary: Kinder Egg surprise, creative Hills, bookie mutiny Down Under and SBKings? 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first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

first_imgMUCOBA Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MUCOBA Bank Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the MUCOBA Bank Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for MUCOBA Bank Plc ( in the past 12 months, as of 4th May 2021, is US$521.7739 (TZS1.21M). An average of US$43 (TZS100.83K) per month.MUCOBA Bank Plc Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileMufindi Community Bank Plc (MuCoBa) offers financial products and services to residents of the Mufindi District and surrounding areas. It was the first community bank established in Tanzania and offers loans, savings accounts and other financial services to entrepreneurs, farmers and employees in Mufindi District. Formerly known as Mufindi Community Bank Limited, MuCoBa opened its doors in 1999. It was established to meet increased demand for financial services in the district assisted with the aid of a grant from a Belgium NGO, with the aim being to promote secondary education in the region. Mufindi District is an important economic hub in Tanzania which supports a strong farming community located along the Tanzam highway which passes through Mufindi and connects Dar es Salaam with Zambia and Malawi. MuCoBa services an impoverished community in a remote region who would otherwise have no or limited access to banking services. Mufindi Community Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Haiti, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rev. Barbara Smith-Moran says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Alla Bozarth says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ December 20, 2014 at 11:07 am It is humbling to observe, again and again, how little it takes to please people who possess little, in terms of our ‘worldly goods’. It is also good to see that there are already well established and well accepted WOMEN BISHOPS outside the ‘Anglican Mother Church’ in England.I can’t help wondering though that if a Churchwoman in a huge hat and some Churchmen in fancy dresses and completely unsuitable hats can have so much meaning for some people, how much more would they be able to achieve- Spiritually and emotionally- if they were to dress like their King who couldn’t afford to change his ‘one-piece’ apparel even for the Last Supper, leave alone having a wardrobe full of Fancy Dresses ? Sounds cynical, I know, but there is nothing to lose by giving it a go, surely ? Any takers amongst our Lord and Lady Bishos ? May you all know and feel the presence of our feckless King during this wonderful Season of Christmas and have courage to follow that feckless King into life’s mysteries, in the Coming Year. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI December 23, 2014 at 10:45 am Might be helpful to those unfamiliar with Haitian geography to include a map of the places visited.I have been there (St. Paul’s Church and School in Petit Trou de Nippes) so I am familiar, but most people don’t even know where it is other than vaguely on the Caribbean somewhere….or that it shares the island with the Dominican Republic. James Michie says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release January 11, 2015 at 6:27 pm Laudable, Katharine, that you would visit troubled Haiti. I am sure that all Haitains very much appreciated your concern. Can you tell us when you intend to visit Gaza in Palestine, where more than 2,100 Palestinians, 546 of them children (1,500 children were orphaned), and thousands more were wounded in the 51-day bombardment of Gaza this past July and August? As I am sure you have read, more than 110,000 Gazans lost their homes in the destruction and hospitals, schools, mosques, businesses and Gaza’s only power plant were either destroyed or heavily damaged. The 1.7 million Palestinians in Gaza continue to suffer from serious shortages of fuel, medicines, medical supplies, food, potable water and electricity. There is no postal service in Gaza for receiving and distribution of care packages. The eight-year siege/blockade of Gaza continues, with the vast majority of the population imprisoned behind barbed wire and walls at its closed borders with Israel and Egypt. As a parishioner at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, Maryland, I would hope that you would join Archbishop Suheil Dawani for a visit to war-devastated Gaza to comfort the suffering population in that venue.Sincerely,Jim Michie Janet King says: Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA December 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm This is a wonderful story and an important witness by our Presiding Bishop. She preached with her usual clear-sighted honesty about the difficult situations she encountered and the gospel’s response. It is hopeful to know that Bp. Duracin and Bp. Beauvoir are able to use their considerable influence to change the political landscape in Haiti for the sake of the Kingdom. God bless Haiti and the long-suffering Haitian people. “Kè poze sou latè pou tout.” New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN center_img Acharya Nihal says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin, right, Haiti Bishop Suffragan Ogé Beauvoir, left, and clergy pose on the steps of Holy Spirit Parish in Cap-Haitien following the Dec. 14 Eucharist. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Cap-Haitien, Haiti] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori recently became the first ever primate to visit northern Haiti.“It is a very significant visit for us,” said the Rt. Rev. Ogé Beauvoir, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Haiti, during a Dec. 15 interview with Episcopal News Service at the diocesan office in Pétionville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince.Each Sunday Episcopalians in northern Haiti pray for the presiding bishop, said Beauvoir, who has lived in Cap-Haitien since becoming suffragan bishop in 2012, but with the exception of very few, they’ve never met her. As worshipers were boarding buses following the Dec. 14 Eucharist, they told Beauvoir, “’please express our thanks and love to our presiding bishop, tell her that we love her,’” he said.The presiding bishop visited Haiti Dec. 13-15, stopping first in the north where she preached at Holy Spirit Parish, visited the parish’s school and the nearby Holy Spirit trade school. It was her sixth trip to Haiti, the first being in 2008 before the devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that killed thousands of people and leveled Port-au-Prince, including the diocese’s Trinity Cathedral and its complex.  Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori tours Holy Spirit School in Cap-Haitien. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSJefferts Schori was accompanied by Alexander Baumgarten, director of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Department of Public Engagement and Mission Communication, on the trip that began three days earlier with a visit to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, where they learned about the government’s efforts to strip citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent.“We’ve been in the Dominican Republic the last few days to learn more about the need for good news in the face of what the courts there have said about people of Haitian descent who live there,” said the presiding bishop during her Dec. 14 sermon. “The legal decisions seem to say that even if you were born there, if your parents or grandparents came from Haiti to work there, you have no right to have your birth recorded or your citizenship guaranteed. Many people have been caught between the two nations, effectively unclaimed by either one. Those without a recognized status cannot work, go to school, travel out of the country, or gain recognition for their own children.”“The roots of this injustice are many – racism, colonial history, a lust for power, even official incompetence and neglect. They are the same sinful realities that have confronted human beings from the beginning – we don’t always choose to love our neighbors as ourselves.“The good news is that all of us are claimed by the nation called the Reign of God. Together, we can decide to use our voices and actions to change the world’s bad news… ,” she said.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori speaks with a parishioner following the Dec. 14 Eucharist at Holy Spirit Parish in Cap-Haitien. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSThe presiding bishop’s trip to Haiti came at a time of violent protests against the government of President Michel Martelly. Protesters are demanding long-delayed legislative and local elections. On Nov. 28, Martelly appointed an 11-member commission of former officials and religious leaders, including Beauvoir, to help resolve the political stalemate that has since 2011 stalled the elections.The commission recommended that Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resign, which he did on Dec. 14.“It is part of our ministry,” said Beauvoir of his appointment to the commission. “When the country is in trouble and the government asks us for help, it is our task to bring the people together.“Being an Episcopalian means being tolerant, and there is a lack of tolerance in society today and that’s what we bring to the table.”Martelly has accepted the recommendation of the commission and is willing to act on it, and the prime minister has just resigned, said Beauvoir Dec. 15.“Those are signs of hope, and the next step is to call on the opposition to come and talk,” he said.Violent protests continued on Dec. 16 when demonstrators took to the streets of the capital demanding the president’s resignation.Unless elections are held before Jan. 12, 2015, the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, Haiti will be left without a functioning parliament until its late 2015 presidential elections.“We have always had political instability but have seen some progress,” said Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin. “The situation is not as it was when the earthquake happened, but we could do more for the Haitian people. Many young people feel they have been abandoned [by the government] regarding education, health care, the financial situation is not good, unemployment is high. I think we have a lot to do.”The Episcopal Church is well respected in Haiti and has played a large role in the country’s post-earthquake redevelopment; however, the country remains the poorest in the western hemisphere.   Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin and the Rev. Jean MacDonald, retired, during a visit to the trade school in Cap-Haitien. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSHaiti has an 80 percent unemployment rate and millions of people live in extreme poverty; following the earthquake Haitians from throughout the country flocked to the devastated Port-au-Prince to receive international aid. Eventually, NGOs and donors realized they needed to invest in rural and urban development outside the capital to encourage Haitians to return home. That work can be seen both at St. Barnabas Center for Agriculture, where the diocese is training 54 students in agriculture, and at the trade school where it offers courses in mechanics, plumbing and electricity.The diocese has a partnership with the Florida-based Food for the Poor in the northern region through which it is helping young people get life skills, said Beauvoir, pointing to the 420 students studying at the trade school.“With the partnership with Food for the Poor, we pay for 250 of them,” he said. “We are trying to empower young folks. Also we are working with the people in the villages on organizing their lives together… and with women on social justice issues.”The Diocese of Haiti is the largest diocese of the Episcopal Church and covers the entire 10.7 thousand square mile country; 46 clergy serve more than 200 churches, 254 schools, two hospitals and 13 clinics.The diocese plans to introduce a resolution at the 2015 General Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, that if passed would establish a second diocese in the north.Establishing a second diocese in Haiti would allow the leadership to hone and intensify the growth underway in that region by providing more local attention and support, and the ability to respond to opportunities and challenges more quickly, Jefferts Schori told ENS after the visit.“For example, the Northern Region Assembly held just before we arrived is an example of a proto-diocesan leadership council that can strategize for that part of the diocese,” she said. “Sustainability comes from the ability to match missional resources with missional needs, and it always has to be context-specific.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Lynette Wilson Posted Dec 18, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Comments (6) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Presiding Bishop makes historic visit to northern Haiti Jefferts Schori preaches on the Third Sunday of Advent An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel December 19, 2014 at 10:11 am As an Colorado Episcopal nurse practioner, I have worked in northeast Haiti now for 6 medical missions trips. I have worked in the town of Ouanaminthe since the quake. Have always wondered why there was not Episcopal presence there when the town is only 45 mninutes away from Cap Haiten. This article explains more to me and I am praying for an expansion of mission work into Ouanaminthe as there is so much need for children’s homes, housing in general and medical needs. Who is the contact from the USA side for Cap Haiten mission work? Please call me. 505-860-7557 Thanks for the information. Bon De Bon! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AliceMarie Slaven-Emond,RN,MS, FNP-C says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA December 19, 2014 at 1:55 am Amen to all that the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori prophetically and straightforwardly said and the Rev. Barbara Smith-Moran so eloquently wrote. Thank you for this helpful article, Lynette Wilson and ENS! Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA COVID-19, Members of Trinity Episcopal Church of Morrisania meet online via Zoom on April 19, 2020, for Morning Prayer led by the Rev. Andrew Kadel, the congregation’s regular supply priest. The South Bronx, New York, congregation members have had to overcome technical challenges to maintain community online. Screenshot: Paula Schaap[Episcopal News Service] The vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church of Morrisania, a historic West Indian congregation in the South Bronx, called an emergency phone meeting on March 18 to discuss the Diocese of New York’s decision two days earlier to suspend public worship. Its members were unsure how the decision would impact Trinity’s mostly elderly congregation.Warden Paula Roberts had already been thinking about how to hold the congregation together if churches had to suspend in-person services because of the COVID-19 pandemic.“How can we keep people together?” was Roberts’ main concern, she told Episcopal News Service. The church already had a phone conference line, but then she thought of Zoom, the video conferencing application. “This was a time for me to challenge myself,” she said.Trinity’s vestry was supportive, but there were also reservations.“We talked about how most people may not have a computer. Most of them are elderly or not computer savvy,” Roberts said. “But we said, ‘OK, that’s fine; people can still use our conference line, or they can dial in to Zoom.’”Still, the job of contacting parishioners about the church’s online service offerings was decidedly low-tech: letters were mailed explaining the move to Zoom, accompanied by the readings from the Fourth Sunday in Lent through Easter Sunday. The vestry and other church leaders then made follow-up phone calls.Trinity went live with its first Zoom service March 22, with Morning Prayer instead of Holy Eucharist. More people dialed in to the telephone conference than accessed the visual or audio service on Zoom.Lilas Bogle, who is in her mid-80s and a retired registered nurse, said she needed her granddaughter to help her set up the visual part of Zoom. But the result was worth the try, she told ENS.“I like the camaraderie, I like father’s sermons,” she said. Yet, she continued, “I miss the physical church. I miss our singing, the choir, being with people in person and talking to them.”Like the majority of parishioners in Episcopal churches nationwide, members of Trinity Morrisania’s Anglo-Catholic congregation are older. Most emigrated to the South Bronx in the 1950s and 1960s, from Jamaica, Antigua and other former British overseas territories scattered throughout the Caribbean, according to a history prepared for the 150th anniversary of the church’s founding, which was celebrated in 2018. Though many parishioners have since moved to other nearby Bronx neighborhoods for better schools and housing, they still return to the church they knew as newly arrived immigrants, accompanied by their children and grandchildren.The church was founded in 1868 in what was then the town of Morrisania, and the cornerstone laid in 1874, almost a quarter-century before the Bronx became one of New York City’s five boroughs in 1898. COVID-19 came just after the church launched a $400,000 capital campaign to restore its parish hall built in 1905, a later addition to the original structure.So far, Roberts said, members are sending in their pledges, which she believes is partly a response to the church’s efforts to offer online services. But because the church only recently decided to use an online payment system due to COVID-19, she’s encountering technical obstacles with that, too.“PayPal is not set up yet,” Roberts said in an email. “Support keeps promising to contact us, but has not yet. I think they are overloaded.”Even with hiccups getting parishioners on to the Zoom platform, Trinity’s online services have been going over well.Most helpful, parishioners told ENS, is the sense of once again being together with their community during an especially hard season, as many of them know people who are sick or have died.Ona Jennings, who worked for many years as a nurse and hospital administrator at Montefiore Medical Center, a well-known teaching hospital in the Bronx, said she found out, on the same day, that three people she knew from Montefiore had died from COVID-19.In a time of so much death, Jennings said, she missed being able to attend church in person. “But I think we’re more attentive now, and it makes it better – it’s more precious,” she said of the online services.As Lent gave way to Holy Week, more people joined Trinity’s visual Zoom services, many from far away. On Easter Sunday, 75 people attended via Zoom, from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Colorado and California, Roberts said.The church is lucky to have a resident technology expert: Roger Emmanuel, the junior warden and subdeacon who works for a telecommunications company.Emmanuel took advantage of the projection options in Zoom to share the order of service and even play prerecorded hymns. “The feel was great,” he said. “For me, this was a continuation of my role in the church.”It was also gratifying to the small Bronx congregation that people who had been with them in the past returned for the online services, Roberts said. Two Episcopal Service Corps’ New York Service and Justice Collaborative fellows, who lived in Trinity’s rectory last year, worshipped virtually with them.One of them, Sara Fread, is now a first-year master of divinity student at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She joined Trinity’s service for Palm Sunday and was struck by the same sense of community she witnessed when she was resident there.“I was immediately reminded of how much the community cared for one another when we started virtual coffee hour – the cacophony of voices that erupted when Paula unmuted everyone,” Fread said.Virtual coffee breaks inserted into online services have become a time to make sure the church’s elderly members and shut-ins are being taken care of, Roberts said. During one of the scheduled breaks in the church’s three-hour service on Good Friday, there was a discussion about how to get vital medications to a disabled parishioner.And for the church’s Easter Sunday service, Walter Thompson, the parish’s former organist, volunteered to provide live music from his home in Warwick, New York, to support the congregation’s hymn singing.“People were thrilled with the Easter service,” Roberts said. “They loved the hymns, the prayers, and did not feel deprived by not being in the physical church space.”“I, for one, still missed the smell of incense,” she added.One of the concerns of the congregation’s members is that “stay at home” orders have made it hard to keep up their connection with the Morrisania neighborhood, at a time when it’s likely to be suffering disproportionately from the pandemic. Residents of the now largely Hispanic neighborhood, in which 38% of households live below the poverty line, are among those most vulnerable to the devastating health and economic effects of COVID-19.So, on April 4, parishioners spread the palms that had been purchased for Palm Sunday on a table in front of the church, along with the day’s lessons and a poem about the pandemic in English and Spanish. They stood the approved distance away from the table and called to passersby, inviting them to take palms.Roberts recognized a woman who always came to the church’s monthly neighborhood thrift shop. “I wanted to hug her, but I couldn’t,” she said. “So I just called to her to please take some palms.”– Paula Schaap is an Episcopalian and a writer and editor who covers religion, science and finance. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT South Bronx Episcopal church rises to meet new challenges amid COVID-19 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Health & Healthcare Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA By Paula Schaap Posted Apr 24, 2020 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

first_img 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Mexico Area:  3810 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project House El Cielo / Andrés BurgueteSave this projectSaveHouse El Cielo / Andrés Burguete CopyAbout this officeAndrés BurgueteOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEl PalomarMexicoPublished on October 06, 2018Cite: “House El Cielo / Andrés Burguete” [Casa El Cielo / Andrés Burguete] 06 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© César Bejar+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ArchDailycenter_img “COPY” Photographs:  César Bejar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Andrés Burguete Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•El Palomar, Mexico House El Cielo / Andrés Burguete Houses Projects Year:  Manufacturers: Comes, Construlita, Helvex, Interceramic, Napresa, New WindowSave this picture!© César BejarRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The House El Cielo takes shape and life through three different volumes. Like a carved rock or a cut valley in which the earth’s layers became unveiled, the three boxes that make up the house are sculptured to discover the inner space and its adequacy. Light cuts across the three layers, creating an ethereal sensation in time and space. Three volumes are sculptured to obtain an intimate and introvert space, it lets itself be read from the outside, but it can only be understood from the inside. Its solid and heavy form it’s like a carved sculpture, while the perfectly modulated partition creates reliefs and vacuums thanks to the strategically placed windows.Save this picture!© César BejarThe materiality of the House ages gracefully, expressing its true nature, which brings out a timeless character to the space. The castles are hidden in the partition but the partition isn’t hidden at all making the space warm and cozy.  Save this picture!Section 02The only walls are structural so, by not having a single wall without a constructive function, the continuity prevails in both levels with a clean and honest system.Save this picture!© César BejarThe three boxes have different dimensions but same proportions, and each one contributes at generating experiences throughout the space. The most important box, the central one, fragments the program. This box is the only one pierced through from top to bottom creating an empty space that, depending on the eye of the beholder, it can be a patio from the exterior or a portico from the inside of the House.Save this picture!© César BejarThe House El Cielo is oriented to the South in order to let the tree’s shadows be projected to the inside through the boxes’ perforations, making them part of the material palette. Save this picture!© César BejarThe program unfolds from the center to the sides. The common area in the ground floor is in the central zone, while the complementary areas are located to the sides. On the top floor each volume has a private bedroom. The transition from one space to the other is through the separation of the boxes tensed one within the next, which act like peepholes and pauses.Save this picture!Section 01The connection between upstairs bedrooms is through a hallway that leads to the patio with a low window and that controls the privacy of the adjoining areas.Save this picture!© César BejarThe complexity of the land is in its corner location and in the constraints of having three faces. In consequence we have a vegetable cushion in the front, a slope that restricts the sight of those who habit and those passing by.Save this picture!© César BejarProject gallerySee allShow lessFirst Stone: Three Documentaries That Explore How Architects Use Portuguese StoneArchitecture NewsColor, Form, and Material: Andres Gallardo Spotlights Berlin’s Post-War Modernist CharmArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

first_img The Catch Up scheme, which helps school children who are struggling with literacy and numeracy, has received £500,000 from the Social Business Trust.The scheme trains teaching assistants across England and Wales to deliver regular short, structured one-to-one interventions that help primary school-age children having difficulties with basic literacy and numeracy skills.Catch Up currently trains 2,000 teachers and teaching assistants a year, working with 40,000 pupils. The backing from Social Business Trust (SBT) will help it train 5,000 a year by 2020, to help 100,000 struggling learners annually.Social Business Trust (SBT) uses business expertise from corporates and targeted grants to help high-growth potential social enterprises scale up. It awarded Catch Up an initial package of funding and expert business support in September 2014. An additional cash grant and further business assistance will increase that to a total package worth £500,000, which includes funding for a new post to develop awareness and take-up of Catch Up among teachers and teaching assistants. Organisations working with Catch Up through SBT include Bain & Company, Thomson Reuters, and Permira.Adele Blakebrough MBE, CEO of Social Business Trust said:“Every time Catch Up helps a child get up to speed on reading or maths, a young life is transformed. That’s why we’re focused on helping to increase its impact.”Charities interested in working with SBT can find out more at Melanie May | 29 April 2016 | News Tagged with: Finance trusts and foundations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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  81 total views,  1 views today Catch Up scheme wins £500,000 from Social Business Trust  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Sierra Tuthill Sierra Tuthill Sierra Tuthill is a junior journalism major and film, television & digital media minor. She is the staff writer for Sierra is the co-captain of the TCU Showgirls and loves country music, diet coke and the TCU Horned Frogs! Previous article‘Dynamic’ Thomas does it allNext articleOpen Streets livens up Fort Worth’s Near Southside Sierra Tuthill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday ReddIt Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Creepy clown sighting reported to Fort Worth police, no clowns found + posts ReddIt Sierra Tuthill Child abuse prevention month aims to raise awareness and create change Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Sierra Tuthill Who’s your (Frog) Daddy? Facebook Linkedin printMayor Betsy Price is running unopposed for her third term as the mayor of Fort Worth.Price was elected in 2011 as the 44th mayor. She also ran unopposed in 2013.When asked why no one is challenging her, Price said, “So many initiatives have been well received and I have continued to grow and be successful.”Price’s focus has primarily been on promoting jobs, strengthening education, fighting crime and improving mobility. Her vision for Fort Worth is to be a healthy, engaged and fiscally responsible city, according to her biography.“I like to be active and get out and talk to the citizens and stay connected,” Price said.Price’s vision for a fit city resulted in FitWorth. FitWorth works to end obesity in Fort Worth, especially child obesity, as the city’s population is 30 percent overweight. Price manages this citywide initiative, which focuses on stimulating active lifestyles and healthy practices, according to FitWorth’s website.Under Price’s governance, she has helped Fort Worth become a cycling community. Bikes can be rented around Fort Worth for use on the many miles of new bike trails and lanes.Fort Worth has also added urban villages into the cities plan. The urban villages have remained essential in her vision for rebuilding the city’s urban core. These multi-use developments encourage people to get outside and walk around. In each urban village, there are parks, businesses, homes, stores and entertainment, all within walking distance of each other. Today, there are 16 designated villages.Price has also worked on getting the younger population of Fort Worth to be more involved in driving local public policy. During her first term, she gathered over 300 young adults and founded SteerFW.SteerFW is an organization with a mission to make Fort Worth a diverse and energetic city by engaging emerging leaders to drive positive change. Their vision is a sustainable city with passionate, engaged and informed citizens, according to SteerFW’s website.“I admire the people, their friendliness and commitment to their community. Continue to volunteer, stay engaged, and always give back to your community,” Price said.Along with SteerFW and FitWorth, her other initiatives include the Mayor’s Faith Leaders Cabinet, SPARC, Walk FW and BikeFW.The mayoral election for incumbent Price will take place on May 9. If elected for a third term, her goal is to “see the city manage the growth and still maintain the small town attitude of a major city.” Sierra Tuthill Fort Worth moms host The Best Friend Bazaar Linkedinlast_img read more

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Uncategorized Top Seniors to Appear in Collegiate Bowl Game culminates a week of preparation for life in the NFL Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 2:19 pm 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News The best seniors in college football will appear in the ninth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena.The game will be the culmination of a week-long experience explaining the business of football to the potential NFL players.“We are excited for the opportunity to continue growing the audience of our game with NFL Network, which has become the number one source for all things football,” said Teri Smith, NFLPA Collegiate Bowl director and acting COO of the NFLPA. “Our goal has always been to provide NFL prospects and future members with maximum support and exposure. This partnership is an extension of that mission.”The roster for the game has been split into two groups: the National team, led by former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, and the American team, led by former Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson.This year’s game will be televised on NFL Network.Founded in 2012, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected be in attendance to watch live practices, conduct player interviews and review tape.“We are thrilled to be the official broadcast home of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and to continue to showcase the next generation of NFL athletes,” said Hans Schroeder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NFL Media. “Broadcasting the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl live on NFL Network presents a great opportunity to add to our growing footprint in the college game, including regular season Conference USA games as well as all-star games such as the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Bowl.”A Rose Bowl announcement said the stadium’s gates will open at 2 p.m. and that 4,500 are expected to attend. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Herbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stufflast_img read more