20 Jun

Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 6

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 6, 2012 Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here’s some of what else went on Nov. 6 (local time), the 11th day of the Oct. 27-Nov. 7 gathering.Standing Committee members electedThe ACC elected six of its members to fill six of the council’s seven seats on the 14-member Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. They are:Juanildo Barrity, Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do BrasilHelen Biggin, Church in WalesBishop Eraste Bigirimana, Anglican Church of BurundiThe Rev. Sarah Macneil, Anglican Church of AustraliaSamuel Mukunya, Anglican Church of KenyaLouisa Mojela, Anglican Church of Southern AfricaDiocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas was elected to the Standing Committee during the previous meeting of the ACC in Jamaica in 2009 and his term continues.Anglican Communion primates hold five seats on the committee. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is one of those five.Diocese of Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga and Elizabeth Paver from the Church of England hold seats on the committee by virtue of their status as ACC chair and vice chair.The archbishop of Canterbury is an ex officio member of the committee.‘Christian Zionism’ report accepted with revisions, offered as study resourceThe council accepted a slightly revised version of “Land of Promise? An Anglican exploration of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land, with special reference to ‘Christian Zionism,’” the 33,000-word report which stirred debate earlier in the meeting.The members passed another version of Resolution 15.32 expressing appreciation for the report and requesting that it be made available as a resource for the provinces to study.Christian Zionism is defined in the report as “a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with biblical prophecy … and thus deserving of political, financial and religious support.”The report comes from a working group of the communion’s Network for Inter Faith Concerns.The portions that caused the most concern with some council members come in the final chapter called “Mapping Our Views” in which the original version had a 25-item list labeled “We agree that all Anglicans can and should affirm the following.” That heading has been changed to “We wish to affirm the following.”Explanatory wording at the beginning of that chapter has also been changed to make it clearer that the opinions expressed are those of the committee and not all Anglicans.Resolutions passed by council todayResolution 15.20 welcoming “Participating in God’s Communication” and recommending it to the provinces, that they “work to ensure that it is full equipped at all levels to share the good news of God’s kingdom in the 21st century, setting a goal of each province having a “qualified, senior provincial communicator” by ACC-16 and encouraging churches of the communion to celebrate Anglican Communion Sunday.Resolution 15.22 adopting the financial summary reports for the Anglican Communion, approving the 2012-2013 budgets and the projections for 2013 and 2014, and asking each province to meet its requested budget contribution (includes a projected three percent annual increase).Resolution 15.30 commending the Francophone Network, requesting the Anglican Communion Office gather translated key documents on the website to facilitate sharing, welcoming and encouraging provinces in translating documents into local languages and asking those translations to be sent to communion office, requesting the secretary general to report to ACC-16 on progress.Resolution 15.31 requesting the secretary general to explore and, with the approval of the Standing Committee, implement as appropriate, a capital campaign to provide endowment income for the programs of the communion.Resolution 15.35 expressing concern, compassion and prayers for Sudan, Great Lakes Region (including eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia and Mali); thanksgiving for “the growing peace” between Sudan and South Sudan; empathy for African countries emerging from armed conflicts; urging prayer for victims of atrocities; condemning those responsible for violation of human rights; calling upon governments, U.N. and NGOs to support victims; offering support of initiatives for the restoration of peace and improvement of living conditions, asking governments to ensure “free, fair and peaceful” elections and supporting reconciliation processes in African nations.Resolution 15.38 welcoming participation of Anglican women to the next U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meeting in March 2013 and adopting the text of a written statement to the meeting.Some, but not all, of these resolutions have been posted here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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12 Jun

L.A. County Expands Consumer Protections Against Fraud, Price Gouging

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23 Sep

2019’s most & least federally dependent states

first_imgBatesville, In. — A recent WalletHub® study has determined Kentucky is the 3rd most federally dependent state in the country and Indiana lands at 10. The study analyzed tax burden, federal assistance levels and economic policies. The study says New Mexico is the most federally dependent state in the country.A link to the study is here.last_img

28 Aug

Alcona County Food Pantry Receives Grant to Feed Residents

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe First Federal Community Foundation recently presented a grant to the Alcona County Food Pantry to help feed people in need throughout Alcona County.When it comes to being hungry, you may not notice that it could be the very people around you. Wanting to help out Alcona County, First Federal Community Foundation presented a $750 grant to the Alcona County Food Pantry.Co Director, Shelly Dunn said it’s a blessing to be able to give back thanks to the donation.“It’s a blessing and a very own joy in your heart to be able to do that not just for people in Harrisville but for all over the Alcona County area. You just feel good that you know you’ve done something great for somebody helping them out a little bit,” Dunn said.Alcona County is one of the poorest counties in Michigan. The food pantry runs year–round inside of the United Methodist Church in Harrisville on the 2nd Saturday of each month.Residents can come receive a meal as well as a box of food. The program feeds over 80 families a month.“Family wise we’re right now at about 85, that comes out as an average of about 3 ½ people per family. Sometimes the whole family comes in,” Potter said.When shopping to feed families both Potter and Dunn said it takes about a month to get prepared. Potter said it feels warm inside to get donations like the grant they just received.“It’s awesome, it’s great to be remembered by the community,” Potter added.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona County, Alcona County Food Pantry, First Federal Community FoundationContinue ReadingPrevious TBJH Students Get a Taste of CollegeNext Alpena’s Director And Emergency Services Coordinator Arrestedlast_img read more

22 Dec

Kansai Plascon, Amuka register wins on Big League match-day 5

first_imgAmuka Bright Stars defeated Entebbe on Thursday (file photo)FUFA Big League 2018/19Thursday, 06-12-2018Rwenzori Group:• Bumate FC 1-0 Ntinda United• Kiboga Young 2-1 Kitara FC• Kansai Plascon 2-0 Kabale Sharp FCElgon Group:• Kataka FC 1-1 Light SS FC• UPDF FC 0-2 Bukedea Town Council • Entebbe FC 0-2 Amuka Bright StarsThe FUFA Big League resumed on Thursday with six games played across the country.In the Rwenzori group, Kansai Plascon smiled to a 2-0 home win against Kabale Sharp at the Bishops S.S playground in Mukono.New entrants Kiboga Young shocked high flying star-studded Kitara 2-1 at the Bamusussuta playground in Kiboga district.Ntinda United fell 1-0 on the road to Bumate United at the Christ High School playground in Bundibungyo.The three games in the Elgon group witnessed two outright wins and a home draw for Kataka.Lira based Amuka Bright Stars condemned Allan Kabonge’s Entebbe 2-0 at the Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium.Bukedea Town Coun beat UPDF 2-0 at the Bombo Military Stadium and Kataka was held by league debutants Light S.S to a one all draw at the San Siro playground in Mbale.Kataka, a side coached by Geoffrey ”Toldo” Awach has not managed any win at home this term thus far.The Doves All Stars home duel with Jinja Municipal Council Hippos in Arua was pushed ahead.The same could be said of Kira United’s home tie with Proline because of the unavailability of Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.The Kira United  – Proline game will be played on Saturday, 8th December 2018.On Sunday, Wakiso Giants shall be away to Kyetume at the Nakisunga playground.Comments Tags: FUFA Big League 2018/19last_img read more

19 Dec

Shosholoza’s story of Good Hope

first_img21 April 2006South Africa evokes the image of the sea that bathes its coasts – on one side the south Atlantic, one the other the Indian Ocean. It was a precarious coast for many mariners, as evidenced by the names given it: the Skeleton or Savage Coast, and the evocative Danger Point.The Cape: a mythical passageSucceeding the Phoenician sailors by about 2000 years – if we trust the Greek historian Herodotus – the navigator Bartholomeu Dias reached the Cape of Storms in February 1488 aboard the caravel Sao-Cristovao.The Cape was sailed again by Vasco da Gama in November 1497, five years after Christopher Columbus reached America.The King of Portugal, Johannes II, preferred to name the rocky spur swept by howling winds the Cape of Good Hope, to mark his interest for this pathway to India and its wealth.The new name did not prevent Dias from dying there 12 years later during an apocalyptic storm.Many other adventurers, travellers and sailors met the same fate, because this Cape remains a place for shipwrecks, especially when the icy southeasterly wind, nicknamed the “Cape Doctor”, bursts out.The history is such that yachtsmen of the world would shiver uncomfortably at the thought of the America’s Cup being sailed in the rough waters off Cape Town.Return towards Europe“We are not here to bring the America’s Cup to Africa. We are here to bring a part of Africa to Europe and the America’s Cup,” was the poetic explanation of Captain Salvatore Sarno when he introduced his Team Shosholoza to the America’s Cup world.It was as if, five hundred years after the arrival of the Europeans at the Cape, the wheel of history had turned, with Africa coming to make a conquest (albeit peacefully) in Europe.When announcing on 4 June 2004, under the Royal Cape Yacht Club banner, the first African challenge in the history of the America’s Cup, Sarno explained his team’s challenge as “an opportunity to show that all of South Africa’s citizens can work together, do well and have success together. In essence it is an opportunity to be part of the African renaissance.”An Italian by birth and an enthusiastic resident of Durban, South Africa for more than 20 years, Sarno is the South Africa president of a maritime transport company and an able yachtsman himself.He has been a tireless supporter and promoter of his adopted homeland, and with his friend Ian Ainslie (a South Africa yachting champion) has supported a sailing school for disadvantaged children in the Cape.In fact, a handful of the team members on Shosholoza have risen through the ranks of the Izivunguvungu Foundation created by Ainslie in 2001, which trains young people in yachting as a way of instilling discipline, pride and teamwork.It is another remarkable story arising out of the ashes of the difficult past in this country.Shosholoza: forging ahead“The Cup gives us the chance to present South Africa as a modern, dynamic, exciting country,” Sarno said. A country that forges ahead, as in the name of the team: “Shosholoza”.Shosholoza, the folk song of migrant labourers on South Africa’s mines, became something of a second national anthem after the country won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.The Zulu word “shosholoza” means “go forward”, “make way for the next man”, or “make your road, forge ahead” – more than fitting for a South African team engaged in the 2007 America’s Cup.“In the America’s Cup every team has its own story, but there is only one team who is the soul of sailing,” Sarno said.And as if to prove this claim, in April 2004 Shosholoza became the first syndicate to launch a newly built version 5.0 ACC boat.One month later, in Valencia, the magnificent Shosholoza (RSA-83), decorated by the graphics inspired by Zulu and Ndebele designs, was christened by the mayor of Valencia, Rita Barbera.After a difficult debut in the Louis Vuitton Acts of 2004, the team struggled to open the 2005 season. But the progress of the team since has been nothing short of spectacular, as Shosholoza concluded the 2005 season with a fifth place finish in the fleet races in Trapani.“The guys have been working hard and you can feel the hunger among the team,” was the assessment of one team member.The spirit of the America’s CupThe history of South Africa was darkened for a long time under the apartheid regime, and during these hard years South African yachting was isolated and underestimated.Nevertheless, sailing in the country has a long history, and was popular as far back as the 1850s, when the yacht America was beginning the story of the America’s Cup in England.In 1857, a local newspaper, the Natal Mercury, spoke of the regularly scheduled regattas organised by the Durban Regatta Club, which was succeeded in 1863 by the Royal Natal Yacht Club.Further to the west, in Cape Town, the introduction of yachting came later. Founded in 1882, the Southern Cross Yacht Club disappeared in 1888.Nevertheless, the Cape received occasional visits from some of the most prestigious navigators: Joshua Slocum with Spray in 1897 and, seven years later, Captain Voss with Tilikum.It may have been visits like these that inspired the foundation of the Table Bay Yacht Club in 1905. In the same year, sailors on the Cape were momentarily inspired by a book of illustrations showing the races for the America’s Cup – but nothing came of this premature exposure.In 1914, the Table Bay Yacht Club changed its name to the Cape Yacht Club and, on 28 May of the same year, the Royal Cape Yacht Club.Prior to that, an eminent member of the Table Bay Yacht Club, Sir Pieter van Blommestein, a pioneer of the former Southern Cross Yacht Club, obtained from Sir Thomas Lipton the gift of a trophy known as the Lipton Cup. 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18 Dec

SA’s mortality rate continues decline

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18 Dec

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18 Dec

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1 Dec

Where Odisha is galloping to progress

first_imgPrashant Kumar Behera, a 41-year-old junior engineer in the Rural Works Division of Odisha’s Malkangiri district is working to ensure that development is on a fast trot in some of the remotest parts of the State. He works in villages located on land cut off by the Balimela reservoir. This region lacks roads to this day, and even surveying is possible only on horseback. So Mr. Behera often borrows a horse from the villagers and sets off on his expeditions. His visits form the ground work for new roads to connect the remote villages. Looking at his method, time stands still for many as horse-borne technical surveys were a feature of the pre-Independence era. 100 isolated villages Nearly 100 villages isolated by the Balimela reservoir are not connected by roads. When the Gurupriya bridge was opened on July 26, 2018, part of this region with 151 villages got linked to the rest of Odisha and became ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ (region of pride). Now, plans are on to build roads under the Setu project of the Odisha government and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana of the Centre, to connect the 100-odd villages. The idea faces opposition from the Maoists, who stalled construction of the Gurupriya bridge for decades. Mr. Behera, posted at Khairaput along with his small team, is conducting surveys for roads in areas where no bike or four-wheeler can go. “For over 15 days a month, I use a horse. The entire region is horse country. Tribals use them for their transport and they are happy to share one,” he said. “When I am unable to return, I stay overnight at a village along with the horse,” he added. “Routes normally used by horses through the hilly forested terrain are less steep, and therefore good candidates for roads,” he explained. The horse-riding engineer also makes notes about drinking water, health and education issues and relays them to those departments. Since Maoists oppose the move, he tries to build public opinion about roads as catalysts of development. As he sees it, more people support new roads than those who oppose them, and so he has never faced a Maoist threat.He and his friends at Malkangiri have also formed a group to add a practical benefit to the surveys. They collect used clothes, blankets and household goods for the needy, and hand them over during visits.last_img read more