Church leaders appeal for dialogue over U.S.-North Korea nuclear crisis

first_img Advocacy Peace & Justice, Posted Sep 29, 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments (1) P.J. Cabbiness says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY 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 Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC October 2, 2017 at 10:01 pm Evil must be confronted and defeated, not appeased. The US has a duty to prevent North Korea from becoming a nuclear power. We must be courageous, unwavering and willing to fight, if necessary. The doctrine set forth above is indefensible and unchristian. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Church leaders appeal for dialogue over U.S.-North Korea nuclear crisis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Church leaders in Korea and the United States of America have appealed for dialogue to replace the conflict between the two countries’ political leaders. In separate moves, the National Council of Churches in Korea, which includes the Anglican Church of Korea; and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, which includes the Episcopal Church, are calling on politicians and Christians to push for peace.Read the entire article here. Anglican Communion, Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Asia Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Ohio state representative was told by statehouse security that she doesn’t ‘look like a legislator,’ she says

first_imgOhio House of Representatives (NEW YORK) — Ohio state Rep. Emilia Sykes has had trouble on multiple occasions getting into the statehouse building and was even once told by security that she didn’t “look like a legislator,” she told ABC News.The state representative for the 34th district in Ohio said she believes she has been discriminated against because of her race in her own place of work.On Wednesday, Sykes (D-Akron), tweeted that she had trouble getting into the Riffe Center in Columbus, which is near the statehouse and houses many of the lawmakers’ offices.  Sykes told ABC News she was walking to her office when she entered the lane for people who have badges to enter the building — with her badge prominently displayed, hooked on her bag.As Sykes walked through, a security guard stopped her, asking her where she was going and telling her to he needed to see the badge.As Sykes kept walking, she told the security guard that she had already showed him the badge, which features a photo of the statehouse to signify authorization for traveling to and from the government building, she said.The security guard followed her down the hallway toward the elevator before Sykes asked him, “What else do you want from me? I showed it to you twice.” Then, he just moved on and went back to the security booth, she said.Sykes wrote on Twitter that Wednesday wasn’t even the “worst” encounter she had with statehouse security.Sykes said she was once told by statehouse security that she needed additional screening because she doesn’t “look like a legislator.”In February 2017, Sykes and a colleague were walking to the statehouse using underground tunnel that connects it to the Riffe Center, she said. When they got to the steps to get into the statehouse, she was stopped by security and told that her bag needed to be searched.Sykes questioned why her bag needed to be searched because statehouse employees had just received a memorandum stating a change to the security policy in which badge-carriers who undergo expedited security and not need to be searched. In addition, she was wearing her lapel pin for her district, which was given to each representative of the Ohio house, she said.Sykes’ colleague, who is 65 years old and white, was not stopped, she said. He defended Sykes, telling the security guard that she was a member of the state legislature, but the security guard simply responded that he didn’t care who she was, Sykes said.After a few minutes, the guard relented and let her through — without searching her bag, she said. After he saw her reaction after telling her that she didn’t “look like a legislator,” he then tried to tell her that it was because she looked “too young,” she said.“I was shocked by that response,” she said.Sykes described the encounter as “inappropriate,” especially given the memorandum she had just received. After it was over, she sent an email to the office of the house speaker and the sergeant of arms, asking for clarification of the policy. She said she was assured that she was correct in her understanding of the policy.Sykes’ tweets on Wednesday were in reply to her friend, Jeniece Brock, who tweeted that it was a “shame” that the 34-year-old was denied access into the statehouse building, despite being near the end of her second term and on the brink of running for a third in the November election.“America, we must do better,” Brock wrote.Sykes said that she believes both encounters had to do with her race, stating that the other seven black female legislators have experienced the same treatment, while her white colleagues have not.Once when Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Roselawn) forgot her badge and had an aide retrieve it, security still questioned whether it belonged to her, despite her photo being on it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.Reece, who had been a state legislator since 2010, said that she suspects the problems have been worse recently because of new policy, which added security guards who are less familiar with members of the House, the newspaper reported.Sykes said that badge-holders have “already been vetted as safe people to enter the building.”“[It] just seems odd that, even after that, plus the badge, plus the [lapel] pin … it’s still not enough to get into your workplace,” she said.Statehouse security is overseen by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, according to the Enquirer. State authorities did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Sykes spoke with a representative for the highway patrol on Thursday, who offered an apology as well as explained that the gentleman whom she encountered was new and didn’t want her to venture into a part of a building where she didn’t have access to.Sykes will follow up with the Ohio State Highway Patrol at a later date to tour their operations, she said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Nia Vardalos, Harvey Fierstein & More Board Public Theater Season

first_img View Comments Tiny Beautiful Things Related Shows Nia Vardalos & Harvey Fierstein(Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images & Bruce Glikas)center_img The Public Theater’s upcoming season will include Nia Vardalos and Harvey Fierstein in world premieres. The 2016-17 lineup also includes a new Shakespearean musical by Shaina Taub, the final two parts of Richard Nelson’s The Gabriels trilogy and a world premiere musical from Here Lies Love co-creator David Byrne and director Alex Timbers.The season kicks off in Central Park with the Public Works’s free presentation of Twelfth Night, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and featuring a new score by Shaina Taub. The staging of Shakespeare’s comedy will include professional artists and community members from all five boroughs of New York. Performances will run from September 2 through 5.Following Hungry, which recently ended its run at the Public Theater, Nelson will direct the second part of his The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family trilogy, titled What Did You Expect?. The play is set to run from September 10 through October 2 with a cast that includes Meg Gibson, Lynn Hawley, Roberta Maxwell, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and Amy Warren, who each reprise their performances from Hungry.Corey Stoll will join the previously announced Rachel Weisz in the first major New York revival of Plenty, running from October 4 through November 6. David Leveaux will direct the David Hare drama.The New York premiere of Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage’s Sweat will begin previews on October 18. The play, directed by Kate Whoriskey, follows a group of friends and co-workers whose relationship is put to the test as they face layoffs and picket lines. Performances are scheduled to run through November 20.Liesl Tommy, who is Tony-nominated for Eclipsed (which transferred to Broadway from the Public), will helm the New York premiere of Party People, scheduled from November 1 through December 2. The production, conceived by the performance group Universes, explores the complicated legacies of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Organization.The Gabriels clan reassembles once more for the conclusion of Nelson’s trilogy with Women of a Certain Age. The play will begin on November 4, open officially on November 8 and run through November 27.Oscar nominee Vardalos will star in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things. Hamilton Tony nominee Thomas Kail will direct the production; he also co-conceived the play alongside Vardalos and Marshall Heyman. Performances will run from November 15 through December 18. Vardalos will play Sugar, an online advice columnist who weaves her personal experience with those who reach out to her.Timbers will helm the world premiere of Saint Joan, created by Talking Heads frontman Byrne, beginning February 14, 2017. The musical, following the rise of Joan of Arc with a rock score, marks a reunion for the two at the Public following 2013’s Here Lies Love. Performances will run through March 19.Fierstein will star in the world premiere of Martin Sherman’s Gently Down the Stream, directed by Sean Mathias. The Tony winner will play Beau, a pianist expat in London coming to terms with what it means to love as a gay man in a new generation. The new play will run from March 14, 2017 through April 16.The season concludes with the previously announced return of John Leguizamo, who will take center stage beginning March 17, 2017 in Latin History for Morons. The Tony Taccone-helmed production will run through April 23.Also on tap for the Public is the New York Premiere of The Outer Space, set to play Joe’s Pub from February 24, 2017 through April 2. Leigh Silverman will direct the musical conceived by Ethan Lipton and his orchestra: Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy and Ian Riggs. Additionally, the 14th edition of the Public’s Under the Radar Festival will run from January 4, 2017 through January 15. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 10, 2017last_img read more

CUNA, broad coalition back bill to weigh impact of rulemaking

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Legislation that would ensure regulatory rulemaking considers the impact on small businesses is expected to be introduced on the U.S. House floor today and has the support of CUNA.Legislation that reduces regulatory burden or forces government agencies to take into account the ramifications of regulations is generally supported by CUNA.The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015 (H.R. 527) would improve and modernize the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), a 1980 law that requires federal agencies to account for the impact of regulation on small businesses. It would ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small businesses.CUNA, along with a variety of trade organizations from confectioners to plastics, believes the bill will improve upon the benefits the RFA brought about. continue reading »last_img read more

Wisconsin takes care of business

first_imgPATRICK STATZ-BOYER/Herald photoAnother game, another win for the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team, as the Badgers defeated the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames 75-53 Thursday night.The win puts the Badgers at 9-1 (0-0 Big Ten) on the season, and they remain undefeated at the Kohl Center, winning their first six games. In what seems to be characteristic of this year’s team, Wisconsin got off to a fast start, leading 7-0 right away. UIC (3-5, 0-0 Horizon League) would rally with a run of its own to bring the game within one point, but the Badgers would eventually pull away. “It’s tough to compete in a game when you give easy opportunities away,” UIC head coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. “That’s really been the strength of this [Wisconsin] team.”UW junior guard Janese Banks helped propel the Badgers to a big halftime lead, with eight first-half points. Banks finished with 12 on the night.Badger forward Danielle Ward led the team in scoring with a 13-point effort. Ward was also one rebound shy of a double-double.Freshman Mariah Dunham and junior Jolene Anderson, who was battling the flu, also scored in double figures for UW. Anderson, despite a slow start in the first half and a cold shooting night, ended up with 10 points on just 4-of-13 shooting. She also finished with five assists. Dunham added 12 on a solid shooting night, which included two three-pointers.”[Jolene] was sick all day yesterday,” Stone said. “It was questionable if she was going to play the game, and I thought she played courageously.”With Anderson having an off night, Stone was able to go to her bench and utilize the team’s depth at guard. Freshmen guards Sarah Ingison and Teah Gant each saw an increase in playing time.”The fact that they have that many weapons, certainly we’re outmanned in terms of our size … we’re not going to really see that again this year,” Ryckbosch said. “That makes it that much tougher to stop any one individual if you have that many people that can go score for you.””It’s very pleasing to know that we have some depth,” Stone said. “If someone is down, someone else will pick it up.”Leading the way for the Flames was senior guard LaShonda Grant, who put on a shooting clinic on her way to a game-high 20 points. The only other player for UIC to reach double-digit scoring was senior guard Krystal Hugelier. Hugelier made 3-of-5 shots from beyond the three-point arc and finished with 11 points. Jacquay Holmes, UIC’s leading scorer this season, was shut out by the stingy Badger defense, missing all five of her shots.”Our post players worked very hard on defending her drive,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “Eventually, they had to go big to match with us.”Wisconsin dominated the battle on the glass, outrebounding UIC 41-23. The Badgers took advantage of their size, as only one of the Flame’s starters was over 5-foot-8 tall. UW was able to work the ball down low and create second-chance scoring opportunities off offensive rebounds.However, the Badgers played somewhat sloppily on the offensive end of the court. The team committed 19 turnovers in the game, including many ill-advised passes.”I give UIC a lot of credit,” Stone said. “They came and really drove hard at us, pressured us a little bit, and we threw the ball away. It just wasn’t the balanced attack we were looking for.”Despite failing to run on all cylinders offensively and looking rather lethargic at times, Wisconsin was able to do enough with the ball to control the ball game.”I personally thought we lacked a bit of energy,” Stone said. “I give our team a lot of credit. The bottom line is, I reminded our players, we’re off to a nice start and this is a great opportunity to learn from this game and get better and hopefully tune that defense back up for Sunday.”All around, we were just kind of dead out there,” Banks said. “We know this crowd will get behind us when we play great defense, but I don’t think we gave them much to cheer about tonight.”While the victory may not have been picture-perfect, the team is happy with where it is at this season and will look to continue the strong play Sunday when Albany (2-6, 0-0 America East) comes to the Kohl Center.”We know that when we’re at our best, we play even better,” Banks said. “It’s just going to fuel our fire to practice harder and then come in and get ready for Albany. That’s our next opponent. We can’t look to anybody else.”last_img read more

Almost €10,000 in funding for Cloughaneely Junior Band

first_imgMajor funding has been sanctioned for the Cloughaneely Junior Band, it was announced on Monday. The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh announced that €9,600 had been awarded to the Junior Band to purchase new uniforms.The funding was granted under the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language program. The area of Cloughaneely has had a marching band since 1983.It is one of the longest running bands in the county, with membership spanning three decades stretching from 1983 to now in 2019 – almost 40 years playing music.Minister McHugh said: “I am delighted to see this Junior Band receive this much-needed funding, as they work hard in promoting our language, music, and our Gaeilge tradition in Cloughaneely and throughout the county.“During their time, from their formation in 1983, collectively they have been All Ireland Champions at Fléadh Ceoil na hEireann ten times, and this is a fantastic achievement. “I trust this funding of almost €10,000 to help purchase uniforms for the band members will help them in their efforts, and I want to wish all the committee, the members, their families and all those involved continued success in the future.”Almost €10,000 in funding for Cloughaneely Junior Band was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Tuna water still sitting off of Eureka

first_imgA brief recap of the holiday weekend. An epic offshore bonanza was predicted for the weekend, and boy did it come to fruition. Tuna, salmon, halibut, and rockfish were all flying over the rails at a pretty good clip. Per usual, tuna generated the biggest buzz, and rightfully so.It doesn’t happen often where the ocean is flat calm, and the warm water is within 20 miles. The tuna frenzy began last Thursday, and boats were still chasing them as of Wednesday. Tuna were as close in as 10 miles on …last_img read more

20 days agoMan Utd Treble winner Ronny Johnsen returning to management

first_imgMan Utd Treble winner Ronny Johnsen returning to managementby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Treble winner Ronny Johnsen has returned to management.Johnsen is to become the new manager of his local club FK Eik Tønsberg from the start of next season, reports Tønsbergs Blad.Johnsen made 150 appearances for United but at the age of 50 is set to embark on the first coaching job of his career.FK Eik Tønsberg currently play in the fourth division in Norway. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Minister Shaw Receives Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean Award

first_img In accepting the award, Minister Shaw said he was honoured and humbled that the Editorial Committee of GlobalMarkets Newspaper has selected him as the 2016 Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean. Story Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has been awarded Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean 2016, by the GlobalMarkets newspaper. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has been awarded Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean 2016, by the GlobalMarkets newspaper.Minister Shaw received the award at the GlobalMarkets Annual Awards Reception held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC. on October 14.He was among fifteen other Finance Ministers and Governors of Banks that received awards at the event.In presenting the award, GlobalMarkets Managing Director, John Orchard said Minister Shaw was awarded for beating expectations and for being focused on growth and stability.“The results of Jamaica’s economic performance are very impressive. The fiscal performance stands out and the new administration has run a large primary surplus,” Mr. Orchard said.He added that though Mr. Shaw had a tough mandate, he had inherited the timeless task of pushing through the restoration of economic reform launched by the previous administration and necessitated by the country’s debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio.“His focus on cutting debt with an aggressive program of consolidation including overhauling the tax system and jettisoning some forty-percent of state-owned companies and to top it off, he is carrying a five percent GDP growth rate within four years. With such a performance, Minister Shaw, you are more than worthy of receiving the Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean award and we are more than honoured to present it to you,” Mr. Orchard stated.In accepting the award, Minister Shaw said he was honoured and humbled that the Editorial Committee of GlobalMarkets Newspaper has selected him as the 2016 Finance Minister of the Year for the Caribbean.He noted that the award is a welcome recognition of the tremendous hard work and sacrifice that the people of Jamaica have been making and an affirmation that the country’s economy is now firmly on a path to growth and wealth creation.“I am particularly heartened to receive this award, as my Government, led by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, was only given the responsibility for the stewardship of our economy in February 2016. At that time, I was charged with the responsibility of leading the team at the Ministry of Finance on this ambitious and challenging journey of economic transformation. Without their expertise, professionalism and unwavering dedication, I would not be here accepting this award today,” Mr. Shaw stated.The Finance Minister also paid tribute to the multilateral development partners who provided Jamaica with significant support, as the country embarked on a path of reform that have further enhanced “our overall fiscal management; improved the efficiency and fairness of our tax system; and generally modernized the operations of the entire public sector.”GlobalMarkets (formerly known as Emerging Markets) is the newspaper of record at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) annual meetings. Minister Shaw received the award at the GlobalMarkets Annual Awards Reception held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC. on October 14. last_img read more