Gross mortgage lending springs back in March

first_img Show Comments ▼ Gross mortgage lending springs back in March More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse MORTGAGE lending bounced back in March from the previous month but is still two per cent lower than a year ago, data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showed yesterday.Evidence of a seasonal recovery for the UK’s housing sector is emerging, as gross mortgage lending rose 21 per cent from £9.3bn in February to £11.3bn last month. Yet analysts say the outlook remains sluggish, with lending down £200m compared to March 2010 and sales still hampered by a squeeze on funding for first-time buyers.“Let’s not be fooled into thinking the market is blossoming,” said Peter Rollings, chief executive of estate agent Marsh and Parsons.“In London there’s no shortage of demand from would-be buyers, but unless more assistance from lenders comes their way, the first rung on the property ladder will remain far from reach for thousands,” he added.Remortgage approvals in February were the highest for more than two years, with the CML citing expectations of imminent interest rate hikes. Yet inflation expectations dropped sharply to 2.9 per cent in April from 3.5 per cent in March, a Citigroup and YouGov survey showed yesterday. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinancebonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStorymoneywise.comThe Most Neglected College Football Stadiums In The U.S.moneywise.comZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter Sharecenter_img whatsapp Wednesday 20 April 2011 8:09 pm whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

National Microfinace Bank Plc ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lions 2013: Gatland stumbles into selection storm

first_img Stormy waters: Warren Gatland has ruffled feathers with quotes about picking English players for the Lions tourBy Alan DymockIF EVER there was a media brouhaha that your regular Australian rugby fan would want from the British Isles at this time of the year, then Warren Gatland’s purported ‘Anglo-gate’ fits the bill perfectly.In an interview with the Evening Standard yesterday Gatland was quoted as saying of the English. “If they do well in the Six Nations, there will be a reasonable contingent of English players, but that brings a certain element of – how do I say it? – other pressures that come with selecting a lot of English players.”After this little gem, the British and Irish Lions head coach qualified it by suggesting that with a larger English contingent would come more attention from the media on either side of the continent and that squad members from England would attract more attention than most.Winners: England look likely to have a large Lions contingentWhat is clear, is that any Lions squad, regardless of national makeup, would be targeted in Australia. Gatland was simply stating it as he saw it. It was a line from an wide-ranging interview and one that is interesting, regardless of context. However, just because it’s obvious, it’s possibly not something worth suggesting in February.Of course, Gatland is not the type to sit back when a media firestorm erupts, especially not for something he feels has been misrepresented for, especially after suggesting there will be “a reasonable contingent”.Today he told the Daily Telegraph that anyone saying this Standard interview implied he intended not to pick too many Englishmen for fear of an Aussie backlash was talking, “absolute bull****””. Leaving no stone unturned, Gatland reiterated a point he had made months before about squad balance, saying. “I would happily pick 15 English players in the first Test at Brisbane if I thought they were the best 15 players for the job. The only consideration for a Lions coach is to get the best 15 on the park to do the job. That’s paramount, I’m not remotely bothered which country they come from.”It is also worth noting that Gatland has already stated that he also wants representation from every single home nation.Scrum: Martin Johnson was heavily scrutinised at RWC 2011Of course, Gatland is used to throwing out a few barbs, it’s almost expected part of the Six Nations circus and music to the ears of the rugby public, rendered motionless by banal, meaningless quotes and for journalists behind the mics, but a furore like this must be causing furtive looks from the considerable Lions PR machine whose job it is to keep track of every howitzer fired by their figurehead.The Grand Slam winning coach is a fighter and the kind of man you want lighting fires under players backsides before a test. Nevertheless, when he takes that on before a squad is even selected, it means that he is likely to ruffle feathers in the coming months. Today he is at England’s training camp in Burton-upon-Trent and I’m sure, privately, at least,  he’ll be dowsing the fears of Stuart Lancaster’s in-form squad. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 06: Martin Johnson, manager of England speaks to the media during an England IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 team announcement at Crowne Plaza on October 6, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS I’ve no doubt he will pick a squad fit brimming with regional dialects from all four countries to go into battle for six weeks Down Under. He should not, however, be left on his own to fight battles and only a recording device away from a media furore. That will not help the British and Irish Lions. He is already being scrutinised  for every nuance of every sentence and come April, when his squad is picked. He will be in for another, more strenuous round of media boxing as his selections are pored-over.Hide him away and let the mystique of the Lions do the talking until they land Down Under, then let battle commence.last_img read more

Hotshot: Brive and France U20 prop Demba Bamba

first_imgGet to know the prop who stole the show at this year’s U20 World Cup and has been named in the France squad for the 2018 autumn Internationals – Demba Bamba LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Brive and France U20 prop Demba Bamba Date of Birth 17 March 1998 Born Paris Club Brive Country France Position Tighthead propYou grew up in Saint-Denis, a Paris suburb known more for football than rugby… I discovered rugby at school when I was 14 and played in a small regional tournament. Someone from the Saint-Denis club saw me and invited me over.Have you always played prop? No, I was No 8 in my first year. At 15 I switched to prop, but I still like running with the ball.You were a national judo champion at 14. Has that sport helped your rugby?Yes. Both require great upper-body strength and good technique to bring down your opponent. I also played a lot of handball, which has helped my rugby.How hard was it to move from Paris to a country town like Brive? I was only 16, so it took time. Everything’s different but I adapted and I love it here now.You’ve signed for Lyon and will join them next season. Why Lyon? It’s a very professional club. Their facilities are excellent and I think it’s a club that is excellent at developing young players. Prop star: Demba Bamba celebrates during France’s win over New Zealand at the U20 World Cup (Getty Images) center_img This article originally appeared in the November 2018 edition of Rugby World.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. How do you relax? I love listening to music and going on my PlayStation, and I play a lot of other sport, particularly football. I support Marseille.Your performances in France’s U20 World Cup win made headlines… It’s not something I’ve been used to, so it was a surprise, but a nice one. It’s made me more motivated because it’s nice to see those sort of headlines.What’s your main ambition for this season? To have a big season for Brive in the ProD2. I’m now too old for France U20, so it’s going to require a lot of work to make the next step into the senior squad. But I’m patient and it’s a question of working little by little towards that goal.And the 2023 World Cup in France? Yes, that’s a dream. Not just because it’s in France but the final will be at the Stade de France. I grew up about five minutes from the stadium so it’s really home for me.RW VERDICT: Bamba stands 6ft 1in, weighs 18st 7lb and runs like a back-row. A regular in Brive’s pack, the 20-year-old is now learning his scrummaging craft in the ProD2. Once he’s honed his technique, he’s going to be one the world’s most feared prop forwards.last_img read more

Los obispos exploran los retos del ministerio en Asia

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Los obispos exploran los retos del ministerio en Asia Representantes de Iglesias minoritarias bosquejan sus contextos Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL 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 [Episcopal News Service – Taipéi, Taiwán] Miembros de la Cámara de Obispos han comenzado a informarse del contexto teológico y de las dificultades de misión a que se enfrentan las iglesias episcopales y anglicanas en Asia.Su exploración ya había comenzado con una profunda experiencia de lo que el obispo de Kansas, Dean Wolfe, describió como “tanta hospitalidad, tanta cordialidad, tanto regocijo en el espíritu” por parte de los episcopales taiwaneses que son los anfitriones de la reunión que se está celebrando aquí del 17 al 23 de septiembre.“Llevaré eso de regreso a mi Diócesis de Kansas y le recordaré a mi gente la conexión que tenemos con la Diócesis de Taiwán”, dijo Wolfe, que es vicepresidente de la Cámara y que sirvió como maestro de ceremonias para las sesiones del 19 de septiembre.Wolfe hizo notar que algunos de los miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal han cuestionado el porqué los obispos incurrían en el gasto de reunirse en Taiwán. “Nunca contemplamos en no ir a la parroquia más distante porque nos queda demasiado lejos”, o es demasiado pequeña, dijo.El obispo de Taiwán, David Jung-Hsin Lai le explica a la Cámara de Obispos el 19 de septiembre cómo funciona su diócesis en un país donde el cristianismo es una minoría y donde muchas prácticas espirituales tradicionales deben ser respetadas. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Por tanto, debido a que los obispos aceptaron la invitación del obispo de Taiwán David Jung-Hsin Lai de reunirse aquí, dijo Wolfe provocando un aplauso, habían encontrado que “la Diócesis de Taiwán forma parte importante de esta familia como cualquier diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal”.Luego de haberse distribuido el 18 de septiembre para visitar tres congregaciones de la Diócesis de Taiwán, así como la Universidad de San Juan, que es también de la diócesis, los obispos se congregaron de nuevo el 19 para informarse más acerca de la Iglesia Episcopal Taiwanesa así como de la obra anglicana en Hong Kong y Pakistán.Los episcopales taiwaneses “partieron de cero” y ahora tienen 20 iglesias, entre ellas siete parroquias, dijo Lai. Reconoció que el ministerio de esta diócesis se dirige de manera diferente que la mayoría de las otras diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal debido al contexto cultural de Taiwán. Los taiwaneses con frecuencia practican una combinación de budismo, taoísmo y confucianismo. La mayoría de los tradicionales lugares de culto de la isla combinan las tres tradiciones.Las iglesias episcopales en Taiwán deben funcionar dentro de ese contexto, agregó. Por ejemplo, usan un Libro de Oración Común en mandarín (que llevó 15 años traducir) y también tienen un libro de liturgias suplementarias que incluye costumbres tradicionales, tales como el culto a los antepasados, en un contexto cristiano.Y la diócesis alienta activamente la formación cristiana y el compartir la fe con otros. La diócesis también ayuda a los miembros a discernir su ministerio, y luego apoya activamente ese ministerio, a menudo monetariamente, dijo el obispo.Las familias con frecuencia excluyen a los miembros que se convierten al cristianismo, dijo Lai, ya que ven la conversión como una traición. Sin embargo, el obispo insta a sus miembros a manifestar su fe cristiana en sus vidas diarias para contrarrestar la noción común en Taiwán de que todas las religiones son lo mismo y sólo “nos enseñan a ser una buena persona”.“Siempre les recuerdo a los miembros de nuestra Iglesia: ‘no se queden callados cuando oigan decir eso. Si guardan silencio significa que están de acuerdo con esa idea. Pero no traten de discutir con ellos. Necesitan cimentar una buena relación’. De manera que siempre los aliento a compartir su creencia —su fe— con los demás para que sepan que el Dios que adoramos es muy diferente del dios que ellos adoran como un ídolo en su culto, en su familia, en el templo o en cualquier otra parte”.Lai dijo que los miembros de su diócesis son alentados no sólo a creer y confiar en Dios, sino también a “hacer algo por su fe” de manera que otros, incluidos los miembros de la familia, vean a la persona conversa así como otros la han de ver [y puedan decirle]:“que diferente, que estupenda, que alegre eres, eres cristiana, eres una persona con una vida totalmente nueva”.Un resumen de la historia de la Diócesis de Taiwán, que celebra su 60º. Aniversario este año, puede encontrarse en este artículo.El Rdo. Peter Koon, secretario provincial de la Iglesia Anglicana en Hong Kong [Hong Kong heng Kung Hui] pidió las oraciones de los obispos en tanto esa provincia se enfrenta con la posibilidad de una agitación pública tan próximamente como en octubre debido a la convocatoria de Ocupar el Centro con Amor y Paz, un movimiento que hará campaña por el sufragio universal.Hong Kong pasó de ser una colonia británica a la soberanía china en 1997 y las leyes que gobiernan ese territorio dicen que debe alcanzar un sistema de sufragio universal para elegir a su presidente en las elecciones de 2017. Algunos en Hong Kong temen que la legislatura nacional y el gobierno de la ciudad insistirán en un plan, para nominar a ese primer magistrado, que excluya a los candidatos inaceptables para Beijing.El reto, dijo Koon, es cómo las iglesias anglicanas en Hong Kong van a encontrar medios de responder pastoral y teológicamente a congregaciones que están divididas sobre este asunto.“Oren pues por la catedral porque estamos en el punto candente”, afirmó Koon.Gareth Jones, rector del Colegio de Teología Sheng Kung Hui Ming Hua de Hong Kong, le explica a la Cámara de Obispos el 19 de septiembre cómo el seminario prepara a sus estudiantes a afianzarse en la identidad y la teología anglicanas. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Entre tanto, Gareth Jones, rector del Colegio de Teología Ming Hua, bosquejó el empeño del seminario de cambiar la educación teológica.Muchos seminaristas en la Comunión Anglicana, dijo, tienen “una tendencia hacia una educación teológica genérica con un poquito de anglicanismo atornillado al final”. En lugar de fomentar lo que él llamó la “confusión teológica” que tal modelo muestra o causa, Ming Hua ha pasado a un modelo que está más arraigado en la identidad anglicana desde el principio y que enfatiza la idea del compañerismo con Dios, dijo Jones.El modelo también se basa en la interpretación de que las crisis de fe pueden verse a través de las crisis en los huertos del Edén y de Getsemaní y los seminaristas aprenden “a estar en el lugar de Adán y Eva y a estar en el lugar de Jesús en esos huertos”.La reciente cobertura de ENS sobre el ministerio de la Iglesia Anglicana en Hong Kong se encuentra aquí y aquí.La Iglesia de Pakistán (Unida) aspira a una estrecha relación con la Iglesia Episcopal le dice su moderador, el obispo Samuel Azariah, a la Cámara de Obispos el 19 de septiembre. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.El obispo Samuel Azariah, moderador de la Iglesia de Pakistán (Unida), le contó a los obispos acerca de la vida de su Iglesia en un país donde los cristianos son un 1,5 por ciento de los 189 millones de pakistaníes.Dijo que Pakistán se encuentra “en continuas disputas religiosas” dentro de sí mismo, y con la India y Afganistán.“El mal uso y el abuso de la religión no sólo ha afectado nuestra economía y nuestras relaciones, sino que también ha introducido la fase de la militancia religiosa” y especialmente la que busca la propagación del islam. “Esa es la realidad del contexto en que vivimos y que muy pronto va a golpearlos a ustedes, mis hermanos y hermanas, incluso en Estados Unidos”.Azariah añadió esta advertencia: “No estoy diciendo que debamos combatir al islam; lo que digo es que debemos reconocer esa realidad” y prepararnos para ella y aprender sobre el islam y esforzarnos en mejorar las relaciones interreligiosas y procurar siempre la reconciliación.“El islam será la religión dominante en sus diócesis tarde o temprano, de manera que tendrán que negociar con él”, le dijo a los obispos. “Tendrán grandes poblaciones de musulmanes alrededor de ustedes en las zonas a las que tendrán que pastorear, ¿y cómo lo harán?En su contexto, Azariah dijo que él rechaza las ideas de amar a los enemigos, diciendo que él prefiere abogar por el amor al prójimo de un modo que aspire a “reconocer, a respetar en humildad y con paciencia la otredad de que mi prójimo es portador”.Entre tanto, Azariah hizo un llamado a profundizar las relaciones entre su Iglesia y las otras [iglesias] de la Comunión Anglicana, especialmente en lo que respecta a asociación y desarrollo educativos.“Queremos estar en relación, no en una relación de dependencia. No queremos ser un proyecto de ninguna Iglesia, sino entablar una relación de igualdad de hermanos y hermanas y discípulos de Jesucristo”, afirmó.También en la agenda de los obisposEl tema de la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos en Taiwán es “expandir la imaginación apostólica” y la Cámara también debe escuchar a los obispos y a otras personas de la Iglesia Anglicana en Japón, Las Filipinas y Corea como parte de esa exploración. Sin embargo, la proximidad de la tormenta tropical Fung-Wong puede interrumpir el viaje de algunas de esas personas, les advirtieron a los obispos.Los obispos, sus cónyuges, compañeros y otras personas que asisten a la reunión pasarán el 20 de septiembre visitando varios lugares de la isla. El domingo 21 de septiembre, asistirán bien a la iglesia del Buen Pastor [Good Sheperd] y la catedral de San Juan [St. John’s] en Taipéi, o a la iglesia del Adviento [Advent Church] en Tam Sui. Regresarán a Taipéi al final de la tarde para una sesión destinada a procesar sus experiencias.La noche del 21 incluirá también una conversación a puertas cerradas en que sólo participarán la Obispa Primada y los obispos.Mientras se encuentren en Taipéi, los obispos también tienen en su programa el recibir informes de la labor del Equipo de Trabajo para ‘Reinventar’ la Iglesia Episcopal, el cual publicó recientemente una carta a la Iglesia en que bosquejaban las recomendaciones sobre cambios estructurales que harán en la reunión de la Convención General en 2015. Los obispos que son miembros del Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio A050 y el Comité Conjunto de Nominaciones para la Elección del Obispo Primado también discutirán la labor de esos grupos hasta la fecha. La información de este último tendrá lugar en una sesión a puertas cerradas, conforme al programa de la reunión.Los obispos también se proponen una sesión estilo ‘consistorio municipal’ con la Obispa Primada y una sesión formal de trabajo el 23 de septiembre.Después de concluida la reunión, algunos de los obispos se dirigirán a Japón, Hong Kong, Las Filipinas o Corea para continuar informándose de la misión y el ministerio de la Iglesia Anglicana.La reunión tiene lugar en el Grand Hotel de Taipéi. Algunos obispos están enviando mensajes a través de sus blogs acerca de la reunión y de su visita a Taiwán, entre ellos:El obispo de Newark Mark BeckwithLa obispa sufragánea de Los Ángeles Diane Jardine BruceEl obispo de Nevada Dan EdwardsEl obispo de Massachusetts Occidental Douglas FisherLa obispa asistente de Dakota del Norte Carol GallagherEl obispo Doug HahnEl obispo de Rhode Island Nicholas KnisleyEl obispo sufragáneo para las Fuerzas Armadas y Ministerios Federales Jay MagnessEl obispo Greg RickelEl obispo de Delaware Wayne WrightOtros están enviando mensajes de Twitter a través del código #HOBFall14. Esos mensajes pueden leerse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 22, 2014 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Martin Bayfield gives practical demonstration of the tip-tackle law

first_imgWednesday Mar 13, 2013 Martin Bayfield gives practical demonstration of the tip-tackle law Following the recent red card – and subsequent suspension – for Gloucester’s Darren Dawidiuk, Martin Bayfield and Craig Doyle put together this handy practical explanation for those of us wondering why we see certain tackles ruled as dangerous these days.  Bayfield chatted to the referee after that game and this is how he explained the current rulings.“What we’re looking at is not the intent of the player, it’s basically what happens. If you pick a player up off his feet, and he goes to the ground, whether you drive him into the ground or not.. if you let go of him and he hits the ground, upper chest, upper back to the head, it’s a red card. “As soon as you lift a player up to parallel, you are into penalty area,” added Bayfield.It sounds extremely difficult to make dominant tackles when it’s explained like that, but these laws are put in place for player safety, so as long as you’re not lifting both legs up and bringing a player parallel to the ground, it seems like you’ll be okay, and so will he.What are your thoughts on the above explanation, and the current law regarding the tip-tackle? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

U.N. officials condemn Detroit water shutoffs

first_imgDetroit’s Freedom Friday fights for water.WW photo: Abayomi AzikiweThe shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit homes has become national and international news. An appeal to the United Nations by activists about the inhuman, profit-driven shutoffs has resulted in condemnation of these actions by U.N. officials involved in water and sanitation issues.“Disconnection of water services because of failure to pay due to lack of means constitutes a violation of the human right to water and other international human rights,” said the experts. (U.N. News Centre, June 25)“Disconnections due to non-payment are only permissible if it can be shown that the resident is able to pay but is not paying. In other words, when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections,” explained Catarina de Albuquerque, the first U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation. She was appointed by the Human Rights Council in 2008.Mass water cutoffs have been accelerating in Detroit. The Water Department has hired special contractors, under the direction of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, as part of restructuring the city in the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. Up to 3,000 families a week are being denied water for failure to pay their water bills. These bills are often only $125 dollars behind.Many victims of the shutoffs are already in an agreed-upon payment plan schedule. It is believed that the aim is to make the Water Department more attractive as an investment for privatization. This was confirmed by Bill Nowling, Orr spokesperson, when he stated that “the shutoff policy is a necessary part of Detroit’s restructuring.” (Detroit Free Press, June 27)Detroit’s City Council added to the crisis by approving an 8 percent increase to water and sewerage rates in mid-June. Protesters have gathered outside the Water Board Building in downtown Detroit every Friday for the past two months. Billed as “Freedom Fridays,” demonstrators have marched throughout the downtown district after picketing the Water Board.Protesters occupied the Bank of America office on June 13, demanding that the corporations and banks stop their attacks on poor and working people of Detroit.On June 27, Freedom Friday 8 ended with a rally and speak-out. Those protesting water shutoffs joined with retired city of Detroit workers facing huge pension cuts in the Detroit restructuring and others concerned with the future of the people of Detroit.Especially galling to many are reports that huge corporate and institutional water bills are delinquent, but services of those institutions are not being shut off. Palmer Park Golf Club and the Veterans Administration hospital are said to owe more than $200,000 each. The Detroit Public Schools system is alleged to be $2.2 million behind. The Detroit Red Wings hockey rink, Eastern Market and Ford Field stadium reportedly owe more than $55,000.The Water Department reports that more than half of residential customers are behind. Detroit’s high unemployment rate, which is officially 14.5 percent, and high poverty rate make many families choose between paying for food, medicine, housing or water.This is a human rights crisis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Groups who helped put Philadelphia DA Krasner in office demand he not oppose Mumia’s reopening an appeal for justice

first_imgOver a dozen community groups and individuals who had campaigned or voted for Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner delivered a letter to his office Feb. 6 expressing a sense of betrayal.The letter opens: “We, the signatories of this letter, want to communicate to you our strong disapproval, anger and sense of betrayal regarding your decision to contest the ruling of Judge Tucker which reinstated Mumia Abu-Jamal’s rights of appeal. We demand that the district attorney’s office immediately drop its appeal of the ruling.”(L to R) Cindy Miller, Wayne Cook, Linda Ragin, Pam Africa present letter of outrage to Philadelphia DA Krasner, demanding justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal.The signers “applaud the positive changes” Krasner has made. However, the letter goes on to say, “You told us that investigating and righting past legal wrongs was your priority. You strongly disavowed racism. Many of us canvassed and knocked on doors for you, held fundraisers and built grassroots support for your campaign. Now, many of us feel betrayed.”After describing some of the unjust practices during Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial, the document argues, “By pursuing this appeal — even though you were not the originator of this past injustice — you are legitimizing it, saying it is acceptable. We think it is not.”Judge Leon Tucker ruled Dec. 27, 2018, that according to the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Conduct, former PA Supreme Court Judge Ronald Castille was biased and should have recused himself from hearing Abu-Jamal’s appeals. Tucker’s ruling granted relief to Mumia by giving him the right to reopen his appeals.But Krasner filed an appeal of Tucker’s ruling Jan. 25, in effect defending decades of prosecutorial misconduct by previous DAs. He said, “That opinion has sweeping and, in our view, problematic implications for a large volume of cases, in addition to its effect on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.” ( the politician who claimed to be against mass incarceration and who promoted reviewing past convictions and freeing the wrongfully convicted now opposes a court decision because too many imprisoned men and women might benefit — because that is too much justice!Among those who delivered the letter to DA Krasner’s office on Feb. 6 were Cindy Miller (Food Not Bombs-Solidarity), Wayne Cook (Mumia Abu-Jamal’s nephew), Linda Ragin (Community and Labor Outreach Committee of Mobilization4Mumia), Pam Africa (International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal) and Joe Piette (International Action Center). Of the Philadelphia organizations and individuals who signed the letter to Krasner were Decarcerate PA, Human Rights Coalition, Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration (CADBI), Books Through Bars, Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher (Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics) and Dr. Sandra Joy, professor of sociology, Rowan University, Ph.D, LCSW.An online version of the letter has been made into a petition. You can add your name at thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Episode 221 – CFB Week 8, NFL Week 7 Preview

first_imgFacebook Jack Wallace Facebook ReddIt ReddIt TCU News Now 4/28/2021 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin Jack Wallace printJack and Noah make our picks for Week 8 of college football and Week 7 of the NFL after looking at Game 2 of the World Series. Follow us @BlanketCovPod on Twitter and @blanketcoveragepodcast on Instagram for more news and info! TAGSblanket coveragecfbjack wallaceMLBNFLnoah parkerplayoffspodcastsportsWorld Series Linkedin Jack Wallace 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Previous articleHoroscope: October 24, 2020Next articleFootball ‘rattled’ by Sooners, drop third-straight home game Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special + posts 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack Wallace Twitter Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Jack Wallace read more

Trail Life USA hosts nationwide backyard campout

first_imgLocal News By Michael Bauer – April 25, 2021 Facebook Trail Life USA hosts nationwide backyard campout WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross coach accepts head men’s soccer position at McMurryNext articleGUEST VIEW: Council members believe voters can’t be trusted Michael Bauer Twittercenter_img TAGSbackyard campoutTrail Life USA Joshua Leeper helps his son Kiptyn, age 9, assemble one of their tents in their backyard as part of the National Backyard Campout for Trail Life USA last April. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) MIDLAND On May 21, campers across the country will participate in the National Backyard Campout, put on by the organization Trail Life USA.With COVID-19 forcing numerous cancellations on camping trips around the world, Trail Life USA is trying to encourage families to make memories during the COVID-19 lockdown.“With everything that’s going on with the virus, it was just encouragement for the kids to get out and do stuff,” Midland troop 1911 Trail Life USA leader Joshua Leeper said. “As human beings, we’re social and it’s hard to do a different routine than what you’re used to, whether it’s going to school during the day or work and then all of sudden, doing a 180 and not seeing those people so this is an encouragement to get people to go out and actually do something. We don’t have to be together in order to camp out or do an activity. We can just simply participate with our families in the backyard.”Leeper said that one of the benefits of this campout is for families to get a chance to spend time with each other in ways that they can be introduced to different skills.“A lot of times, we’re just together as a troop,” Leeper said. “The families know what’s going on but at the same time, it gives them a chance to do basic (camping) stuff like setting up a tent. Setting up a campfire and just giving them an opportunity. It’s also more of an encouragement to just get out and do things.”Trail Life USA is an organization that is similar to the Boy Scouts of America and was created in 2013.It is a Christian-based organization that currently has over 30,000 members in 830-plus troops across all 50 states.According to Leeper, there are about 18 members, all ranging from kindergarten to sophomores in high school, in Midland’s Troop 1911.While most places have since reopened after shutting down last year, Leeper says their troop has continued to proceed with caution when doing activities and meetings.The troop meets twice every month and are usually outdoors for their meetings.Last year, they, along with every organization, were forced to shut down for a little bit after the pandemic reached North America.“Well, at the beginning, everything was so unknown so we just shut down as everything did,” Leeper said. “We actually meet in a barn so I’d say the majority of our meetings are outside, in a barn. We’re outside doing stuff. We rarely meet indoors. When it was freezing, we didn’t meet.”The organization is encouraging families to share their own moments with others from camping via photo and video posts and are also urged to respect all emergency restrictions in their area, including self-isolating and social distancing from non-family members, according to a press release from its website.Trail Life USA National Backyard Concert and Campout WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more