TIU flags 24 suspicious matches during lockdown in Q2

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 13th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The Tennis Integrity Unit said operators reported suspicious betting activity around 24 matches between April and June while most major competitions were suspended as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The Tennis Integrity Unit said operators reported suspicious betting activity around 24 matches between April and June while most major competitions were suspended as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.In addition, a retroactive alert was also filed for one match from the 2019 World Tennis Association’s WTA125k series.In the same quarter of 2019, 33 suspicious matches were reported, meaning 2020’s 24 reports represented a 27.3% decline.TIU noted that the continued suspicious betting despite most events being suspended showed that match-fixing remains a serious issue in the sport.“Suspicious betting on tennis during the lockdown is seen as a firm indicator that corruptors remain active, and are likely to increase their focus on the sport when professional tennis resumes in August,” it said.During the quarter, the TIU also took disciplinary action against three players and two officials.The players included 21-year-old Egyptian player Youssef Hossam, who received a lifetime ban after being found guilty of eight cases of match-fixing, six cases of facilitating gambling, two cases of soliciting other players not to use best efforts, three failures to report corrupt approaches and two failures to co-operate with a TIU investigation. Hossam had been ranked as high as 291 in the ATP World Rankings in 2017.Tunisian player Majed Kilani, Brazilian player Pertti Vesantera, French official Anthony Pravettoni and Venezuelan match official Armando Alfonso Belardi Gonzalez all received suspensions and fines.In addition, the TIU has launched a series of webinars for players, in order to educate them of enhanced integrity threats that may exist when the professional tours return.The TIU has also been working closely with the president and executive team of the Egyptian Tennis Federation (ETF) to develop a bespoke integrity education strategy for Egyptian tennis.In 2019, the unit received 138 reports over suspicious match activity in 2019, the lowest annual amount since its integrity data was first made public in 2015. Email Address TIU flags 24 suspicious matches during lockdown in Q2last_img read more

RIP: New Hampshire Bishop Douglas Edwin Theuner

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books November 12, 2013 at 9:58 am Doug was a gift and joy to work with . Even as we pondored issues facing the church we found much to smile about and much to discuss. He was a fine human being and although we haven’t been in touch recently the memories are vivid and I am blessed to have known him. His death will be a loss to many and I pray for those who will miss him most. May God bring comfort to all who grieve and strength for the living of these days. Freda A. Gardner……a Presbyterian colleague (retired Princeton Seminary professor) who enjoyed our work together and Doug’s many gifts for making the work a gift. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bill Rankin says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Rev. Lucretia Jevne says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR December 18, 2013 at 10:47 am My family and I first met Doug and Sue at St. George’s Church in Bolton, CT. Little did I know what an impact he would have on my life and the life of my family. My mom and Sue were good friends and I can remember visiting them when Doug moved from Bolton to Willimantic. We moved. They moved. We moved again. They moved again. Shortly after my husband and I moved to Littleton, NH, I heard his name as being one of the candidates for Episcopal Bishop of NH. I told everyone I knew about him and what a presence he had about him. When he was ordained, my mom and my husband and myself attended his ordination. Even though I no longer attend the Episcopal church, every once in a while I would run into him and he would start the conversation with “I remember when…” I’ve been married now for more than 30 years and moved around the state of NH and there is Doug again….He attended the Episcopal church in Newport, NH when he and Sue were in residence in Sunapee. My husband has a client whose mother was the minister there, and it was like “…so you know Doug?” I last saw him two Christmas Eves ago at the Newport church. At the end of the service, he was telling everyone in the church that me and my family were members of one of his first churches. Little did I know that it would be the last time I saw him. My husband saw him a few months later when he came to visit the minister’s son, who is my husband’s client. And he always remember me and my family. What a legacy he leaves behind….He will be missed among those of us who remain on this earth. But what joy there will be when we are reunited together in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Phillip Ayers says: Daniel Calhoun says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN People Obituary, Submit an Event Listing Barbara Morgan says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA January 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm Janet and I were saddened to learn of Doug’s death. As my student, he was both a joy and a challenge. As our friend, he enriched our lives. We were privileged to have been a small part of his life. RIP, Doug!! March 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm I remember Bishop Theuner when he was at St Johns in Stamford Ct. My mom used to clean the church part time as well as us attending the church. I will never forget him coming over to the house on Christmas to give my mom a bonus and see how us kids were doing. It was so nice to see him. I also enjoyed his sermons and have not found one person like him and the message he would send from the pulpit never over preachy but very thought provoking! RIP and go with the angels The Hoyt Family Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Comments (7) 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 RIP: New Hampshire Bishop Douglas Edwin Theunercenter_img November 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm Doug was a first rate human being. I’m so sorry about his death. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal News Service] Bishop Douglas Edwin Theuner, the eighth bishop of New Hampshire, died peacefully in his sleep while in hospice on Nov. 8, according to a post on the diocese’s website. Theuner was 74.Theuner was born on Nov. 15, 1938, in Bronx, New York, to Grace Elizabeth McKean and Alfred Edwin Kipp Theuner. Theuner is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane Lois Szuhany Theuner, and two children, Elizabeth Susan DiTommaso and her husband Frank of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Nicholas Frederick Kipp Theuner and his wife Charlotte Driver of Morehead City, North Carolina; and by five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, according to the Concord Monitor.Theuner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Bexley Hall, the Divinity School of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; and a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Connecticut. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Cuttington University in Liberia in 2000. The Episcopal Church founded Cuttington University in 1889.Theuner was ordained a deacon and priest in 1962 in Ohio, and served congregations in Ohio and Connecticut before being elected bishop coadjutor of New Hampshire in 1986. He served as bishop of New Hampshire until his retirement in 2003, according to the diocese.His episcopacy was distinguished by his strong stands and advocacy for social justice, serving on boards and committees on AIDS, human sexuality, family planning and Planned Parenthood.He was the president of Province I from 1994 to 2002, and was a member of the Presiding Bishop’s Council of Advice, of which he also served for five years as president. He was a member of the board of directors of Lutheran Consolidated Community Services of Concord, and of the advisory committee for the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter of the First Congregational Church of Concord, according to the Concord Monitor.The burial office was held Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Concord and a requiem Eucharist was to be held at the Church of the Epiphany in Newport at 3 p.m. November 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm +Doug was a friend and mentor. He and my father plotted and planted many good things while he was that “cardinal rector” in Stamford, CT. His sermons were inspirational and provocative. He preached at my father’s memorial and continued to watch over our family. I loved to visit him at Lake Sunapee and hear his stories of my father and their time together at St. John’s. His death seems sudden and he was young. May his soul rest in peace and may he hear “Well done, good and faithful servant.” I will miss him. Freda A. Gardner says: Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ November 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm Doug was a colleague in Connecticut, a “cardinal rector” at St. John’s, Stamford, but you’d never know it! He loved to push the envelope on a number of fronts and it was no surprise that he was elected bishop eventually. His son and my older son were cabin-mates at Camp Washington, and purported to be two wild pk’s, although they didn’t succeed!Doug played a large role in the election of Gene Robinson and preached at Gene’s consecration 10 years ago; and it was a “zinger” of a sermon.It’s sad to learn of his death at such a young age, just two years older than I am! May he rest in peace and rise in glory!Phillip Ayers, Portland, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By ENS staffPosted Nov 11, 2013 Debbie Hoyt says: Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. 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Con Cuba: fortalecer los lazos de familia y provocar una…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Por Pat McCaughanPosted Nov 30, 2018 Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Con Cuba: fortalecer los lazos de familia y provocar una transformación Llevar la Buena Nueva y conocer a Jesús Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release 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 Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cuba Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba celebró su Sínodo General en la Habana del 21 al 23 de febrero de 2014 y adoptó un plan estratégico de tres años. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] Ahora que la Diócesis de Cuba está oficialmente de vuelta al redil de la Iglesia Episcopal, la obispa de Cuba, Griselda Delgado del Carpio  tiene grandes ilusiones de fortalecer los lazos de familia y de provocar una transformación.Para empezar, Delgado quiere “que todo el mundo sepa lo feliz que estoy de estar de regreso a la familia” y espera extender a otras diócesis y congregaciones los puentes que ella ha tendido con la Diócesis de la Florida a lo largo de las últimas tres décadas.“Durante 30 años, hemos aprendido a amarnos mutuamente, a trabajar juntos, a respetarnos y a compartir los dones que cada comunidad tiene que ofrecer a la otra”, dijo ella en una reciente entrevista telefónica con Episcopal News Service a través de un intérprete.“Para nosotros, una asociación significa que dos comunidades trabajen juntas, que reciban y den y evalúen mutuamente la trayectoria en ese proceso, y que valoren mutuamente sus dones”.Luego de una separación de 52 años, la 79ª. Convención General [que sesionó] del 5 al 13 de julio en Austin, Texas, aprobó la reunificación con la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba.La Resolución A238 llama a “a las diócesis, congregaciones y miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal  a familiarizarse con los ministerios de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba”  y a trabajar en armonía y compañerismo por la evangelización, la comprensión mutua y la plena expresión de la misión de Dios, así como a contemplar las maneras de estar en colaboración.La obispa Griselda – como la llaman afectuosamente – espera vivir más plena y profundamente en el espíritu de la resolución, creando asociaciones, al tiempo que profundizando las relaciones de la Diócesis de Cuba con sus [diócesis] hermanas de EE.UU. Ella aspira a provocar una transformación al centrarse en la creación de comunidades a través de la reedificación de iglesias, y espera proporcionarle pensiones al clero diocesano.La Diócesis de Cuba está compuesta de 46 congregaciones y cinco misiones pequeñas que están transformándose y creciendo y comenzando a desarrollarse”, afirmó ella. Cada una enfrenta diferentes retos, pero “cada uno puede resolverse individualmente”, subrayó Delgado con confianza.“Lo principal es poder seguir llevando la Buena Nueva al pueblo”, dijo ella “con la herramienta evangelizadora del amor y de conocer a Jesús.“Tenemos mucho que aprender  unos de otros”, añadió. “Queremos hacer todo eso mientras reafirmamos la identidad del pueblo de Cuba. Esto es lo que los cubanos tienen que dar al mundo: su propia experiencia y trayectoria de fe en la Iglesia”.Evangelización: agua potable, comidas calientes, huertosChip Weismiller regresó recientemente de ayudar a instalar un sistema de filtrado de agua en la iglesia episcopal de Santa Cruz del Norte  cerca de La Habana, junto con otros miembros de la iglesia de San Lucas [St. Luke’s Church] en Darien, Connecticut, y de la iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church] en Bronxville, Nueva York.Members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, Connecticut, and Christ Church, Bronxville, New York, join their Cuban counterparts to help assemble and install water filtration systems at Santa Cruz del Norte Church. Photo: Stuart WeismillerEso significa agua pura, no sólo para la iglesia, sino para toda la comunidad. “Esperan que hasta 100 personas al día vengan en busca de agua potable”, explicó él.Es un modelo para ministerios de arrancada en zonas con infraestructura ruinosa y donde, durante varias generaciones, la sociedad no ha respaldado a la Iglesia, según Pat Cage, que ayudó a crear Amigos de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba, a petición de Delgado.La organización de voluntarios con sede en EE.UU. se fundó para asistir a Delgado y a la Diócesis de Cuba a “llevar a cabo su visión transformadora de crear una Iglesia que, unida en la diversidad, celebra, predica, enseña, sirve y comparte el amor de Dios”, según Cage.“Una manera en que la obispa Griselda está tratando de reconstruir la comunidad eclesial es sirviendo a las necesidades básicas de las personas”, afirmó Cage, miembro de San Lucas en Darien, quien también ha visitado Cuba.La Rda. Yamily Bass-Choate, vicaria de la Iglesia Memorial de San Andrés, en Yonkers, Nueva York, dijo que su congregación, junto con miembros de la iglesia de Cristo, en Bronxville, se han asociado con la Diócesis de Cuba, y llevan grupos de adolescentes a Cuba para aprender de la cultura [del país] y de su gente y ayudar con el establecimiento de sistemas de purificación de agua.“Hemos instalado alrededor de 26 sistemas de filtrado de agua desde que comenzamos hace varios años y también hemos adiestrado a personas allí que lo hagan”, le dijo Bass-Choate a ENS.“La obispa Griselda tiene una estupenda visión para la diócesis”, señaló Michael Pollack, miembro de la iglesia de Cristo que recientemente regresó de su octava visita a Cuba para ayudar con los sistemas de agua.Él sigue volviendo porque “Cuba es un lugar especial. La gente es maravillosamente cálida. Su alegría de vivir y su bondad son palpables. Era evidente, justo ahí. Hay un sentido real de que ‘estamos en esto juntos y que debemos ayudarnos mutuamente’”, afirmó él.La visión de Delgado se originó durante su ministerio como sacerdote en la iglesia de Santa María Virgen en Itabo, la congregación que ella atendió durante 25 años antes de ser elegida obispa.La asociación con iglesias en la Diócesis de Florida y la instalación de sistemas de filtrado de agua provocó la transformación.“En su iglesia en Itabo, la gente venía hasta de 100 kilómetros de distancia en caballos y carretones a buscar agua potable”, contó Cage. “Puedes imaginar el impacto que tiene el agua potable en la comunidad desde el punto de vista de la salud y el bienestar; las enfermedades se han reducido significativamente”.La iglesia de Santa María Virgen, localizada en una zona rural a unos 370 kilómetros de La Habana, tiene ahora un huerto donde cultivan frijoles, maíz y café, y el plan es llegar a añadirle, con el tiempo, pollos y cerdos. “Los productos agrícolas [provenientes del huerto] se le venden a la comunidad a un precio muy módico. Al final de cada estación, se le reparten las semillas a la comunidad”, dijo Cage.Como resultado, los huertos están prosperando en toda la comunidad de Itabo y también la asistencia a la iglesia. “Se trata de responder a las necesidades, mostrar compasión y amor y llevar la iglesia a la comunidad”, recalcó Cage.Además, Delgado fue capaz de apuntalar en Itabo el edifico de la iglesia que estaba inestable y de levantar un albergue estilo dormitorio para visitantes, explicó Pollack. Un generador de biogás utiliza los desperdicios de los cerdos para hacer gas para cocinar, y el desarrollo de los huertos fue de vital importancia, afirmó Pollack “porque me explicaron que, antes, los alimentos tenían que importarse”.Y agregó, “la visión de la obispa Griselda es sostenible. No hay manera de negar lo que ella ha llevado a cabo, dadas las circunstancias en Cuba y la situación histórica”.Cage dijo que la organización Amigos de la Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba  espera coordinar relaciones semejantes entre otras iglesias estadounidenses y cubanas.Asociaciones: Un ministerio transformador y ‘de relación’Comiendo juntos, adorando juntos y visitando a los enfermos en sus hogares y orando por ellos resultó tan convincente para Stuart Weismiller como ver a una joven darle de beber las primeras gotas de agua pura a su marido, Chip, durante el viaje de ambos del 6 al 13 de noviembre de 2018.Miembros de la iglesia de San Lucas, en Darien, Connecticut, y de la iglesia de Cristo, en Bronxville, Nueva York, se unieron a sus homólogos cubanos en comidas, cultos y visitas pastorales para orar por los enfermos en sus casas, entablando relaciones y fortaleciendo los lazos familiares. Foto de Stuart Weismiller.Fue el segundo viaje a Santa Cruz del Norte de la pareja, miembros de la iglesia de San Lucas, en Darien, quienes lo consideran evangelización pura, no un ministerio de “proyecto”. “Queremos tener una relación con las personas. Es muy importante para nosotros participar en todas partes de los servicios de culto. Algunos miembros de nuestro grupo leen lecciones [en los oficios]. Comemos juntos. Nos abrazamos”, cuenta Chip Weismiller.Él dijo que la visión de Delgado es sostenible y transformadora porque “una de las formas en que uno atrae gente a la iglesia es proporcionando un ambiente amoroso, de aceptación, y antes de que prediques nada, funcionas con hechos, y con acciones”.Roger Martin, otro de los miembros de San Lucas en el viaje, se mostró de acuerdo. La iglesia de Delgado, dijo él “es un modelo de lo que puede hacerse”.Según Martin, la asociación entre San Lucas y la iglesia de Santa Cruz del Norte ha crecido y ha prosperado. La adición de una comida dominical ha comenzado a edificar la comunidad, y la donación de un equipo de béisbol le ha permitido al rector, el Rdo. Frank Fernández Triana, organizar equipos de jóvenes y también llevarlos a la iglesia.“Lo maravilloso de Cuba es que la gente que asiste a las iglesias episcopales son jóvenes. Sus padres puede que no vengan a la iglesia, pero ellos sí”, dijo Martin. Otras oportunidades siguen presentándose. “Debido a los huracanes [específicamente Irma], el techo de la iglesia está inestable”, apuntó Martin, que fue decano adjunto de la Escuela de Teología de Harvard de 1980 a 1986. “Nuestro plan es ayudarles a reconstruir el techo de la iglesia y pintarlo y repararlo. Mientras avanzamos, va a haber muchísimas cosas que hacer para mejorar la iglesia”.Y añadió, “yo enseñaba misión en Harvard. No veo esto como una misión. Veo esto como trabajar con personas que pueden enseñarnos muchísimo acerca de la Iglesia”.Grades desafíos, mayores sueños: descanso y pensiones para el cleroLa visión de Delgado también incluye ayuda y apoyo para los clérigos cubanos que “no tienen pensiones del Estado o categoría equivalente de la seguridad social porque su servicio no se reconoce como empleo”, dijo la ex obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, que actualmente es obispa auxiliar de la Diócesis de San Diego.“En la Convención General de este verano, durante nuestra conversación sobre Cuba en la Cámara de Obispos, yo reté a la Cámara a pedirles a sus feligreses que donaran 0,50¢ para ayudar a las pensiones del clero cubano”, dijo Jefferts Schori.“La cantidad total que se necesita es de unos $800.000, y ese monto es aproximadamente 0,50¢ por cada episcopal”, dijo ella en un email reciente a ENS. “Varias [diócesis] ya han respondido, y algunas han enviado más que eso. El Tesorero [de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera] ha establecido un fondo dedicado a recibir donaciones, y cualquier funcionario diocesano de finanzas puede pedirle  detalles a Kurt Barnes”.Ella dijo que el clero cubano jubilado con frecuencia “vive en penuria, dependiendo de miembros de la familia o de sus propios magros ahorros para sostenerse. Algunos clérigos en Cuba, que prestaron servicios allí antes de que esa diócesis se quedara a la deriva en 1965, si reciben pequeñas pensiones del CPG [el Grupo de Pensiones de la Iglesia], pero hasta hace pocos años ha sido muy difícil enviar esos fondos limitados desde EE.UU.”.Varias diócesis, entre ellas San Diego, Arkansas, Luisiana, Nueva York, Vermont y Utah, han respondido, haciendo llamados a sus congregaciones a ayudar en este empeño. Sin embargo, N. Kurt Barnes, el Tesorero de la Iglesia Episcopal, rehusó hacer comentarios  sobre el monto de lo recaudado hasta ahora.“Esto sólo ha comenzado recientemente; y no creo que podamos proporcionar totales actualizados”, dijo él a ENS en un email. “No obstante, hemos abierto una cuenta de custodia para recibir y guardar los fondos”.Jefferts Schori añadió que la Iglesia de EE.UU. tiene mucho que aprender de su hermana cubana.“Ellos son muy emprendedores y están apasionadamente dedicados a ayudar a sus prójimos”, le dijo en un email a ENS. Además, Delgado “ha ayudado a producir un plan de desarrollo para la diócesis que está empezando a dar abundante fruto —en lo que respecta a formación, responsabilidad y pastoralmente. Yo animaría a cualquiera que esté interesado en visitar, aprender más y entablar una relación de mutualidad a largo plazo.“Nuestros hermanos y hermanas en Cristo en Cuba tienen mucho que mostrar y enseñar y ofrecer”, dijo Jefferts Schori. “Lo que no tienen son muchos dólares. Piensen en esto como algo semejante a la colecta de Pablo para los pobres de Jerusalén. Hemos recibido de vuelta a la Diócesis de Cuba en la Iglesia Episcopal : esta es una manera de salvar el abismo entre EE.UU. y Cuba”.– La Rda Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

One month suspension against local radio

first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders has protested that a one-month suspension imposed on a local radio was “too harsh and once again completely disproportionate”.The Istanbul-based Özgür Radyo went off the air on 18 August 2004 in response to the 30-day ban ordered by the broadcast council (RTUK).”The RTUK appears to be ignoring democratic reforms undertaken in the connection with Turkish membership of the European Union,” the organisation said. “It carries on censoring at will those media it doesn’t like.””The supreme power of this body remains a major stumbling block to press freedom in the country”, Reporters Without Borders added. It called on the State Minister for the press, Besir Atalay, to intervene so that the RTUK could reconsider its decision.Özgür Radyo was accused of “incitement to violence, terror and discrimination on the basis of race, region, language, religion or sect or broadcast that gives rise to hatred in society” under Article 4 of RTUK’s Law 3984. The RTUK sanctioned the radio for referring in a press review to the front page of the 27 August 2003 issue of the daily Günlük Evrensel that said police in plain clothes had “massacred” members of the Democratic People’s Party (DEHAP) during a wedding in Adana, in the country’s south. The RTUK suspension ruling was made on 24 February 2004. The station appealed to an Ankara administrative court that upheld the sentence on 9 June this year. The RTUK has the power to revoke the radio’s licence in the event of further offences.The broadcast council regularly announces sanctions against media that are either pro-Kurd or highly critical of the government, ranging from warnings to revoking of licences.In one instance, local Günes TV in Malatya, in the east of the country, had to stop broadcasting for a month from 20 March 2004. The RTUK had accused it of “harming the existence and independence of the state, the indivisible unity of the state from its people and the reforming principles of Ataturk” (Article 4 of RTUK’s Law 3984).On 22 May 2003, a journalist, who was instantly sacked by the station, had offered his sympathy to the family of a young extreme-left militant who died after accidentally detonating an explosive charge she was carrying. RTUK invoked the same article to suspend local ART television in Diyarbakir in the south-east for one month on 1 April 2004 for broadcasting two Kurdish songs on 16 August 2003. April 2, 2021 Find out more News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law August 24, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One month suspension against local radio TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Turkey News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation last_img read more

Editor of literary review gets three years in prison

first_img Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Newscenter_img November 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of literary review gets three years in prison News News Receive email alerts China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the three-year prison sentence passed by a court in Kashgar, in the Uighur autonomous region of Xinjiang in northwestern China, on Korash Huseyin, the editor of the Kashgar Literature Review, for publishing a fable supposedly alluding to the region’s harsh laws.“There are absolutely no grounds for this conviction, which is one more example of the paranoia of the authorities and their desire to silence all dissent,” the press freedom organisation said, calling for it to be overturned.“It is time for Uighur authors to be able to enjoy the right to express themselves without having to fear being prosecuted for supposed calls for violence or opposition to Chinese sovereignty,” Reporters Without Borders added.Huseyin, who is married and has three children, was convicted for publishing a story last year called “The Wild Pigeon” by Nurmuhemmet Yasin, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in February for supposedly inciting Uighur separatism. Written in the first person, the story described a young pigeon that was put in a cage by humans and took its own life rather than sacrifice its freedom. The authorities claimed that it was about Yasin’s father, who poisoned himself in similar circumstances, and argued that it therefore contained a political message.Ismail Tiliwaldi, the Uighur governor of Xinjiang, said Yasin’s arrest was necessary to maintain stability in the region. to go further March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Covid-19: Students’ Interest Is Our Primary Concern, Have Postponed State Board’s Intermediate Examinations: Andhra Pradesh Govt Tells High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesCovid-19: Students’ Interest Is Our Primary Concern, Have Postponed State Board’s Intermediate Examinations: Andhra Pradesh Govt Tells High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 May 2021 10:33 PMShare This – xThe Andhra Pradesh Government has informed the High Court that its education department has taken a decision to postpone the 1st and 2nd year Intermediate Examinations until further orders. Advocate General S. Sriram has informed a Division Bench comprising of Justices C. Praveen and M Ganga Rao that in pursuance of the petition seeking stay on the conduct of State Board examination, the observations made by the Court and the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the State Government in a meeting held yesterday decided to postpone the intermediate examinations, that were scheduled to be held from May 5, 2021. A Circular to the above effect will be issued by the Education Department during the course of the day. The AG stated that the Government will review the situation at the latter end of the month and a decision will be taken having regard to the medical and health conditions prevailing at the time. He also stated that no decision has been taken so far as Class X examinations are concerned since the same are scheduled after a month, i.e. 7th June and hence, a decision on the same will be taken on the basis of how the situation evolves in the forthcoming weeks. On a query made by Justice C. Praveen if some time will be given to intermediate students to prepare for the exams, the AG responded, “Yes, there will be adequate preparatory period before announcement of final schedule of the exams is made. Students’ interest, Covid-19 situation and infrastructure preparedness will be our primary concern while taking any decision.” Based on these assurances, the matter has been adjourned to 2nd June, 2021, with liberty to the Petitioners to move an appropriate application in the matter before the given date, if the situation warrants. The matter before the Court The petitioners represented by Advocate S. Pranathi submitted before the Court that that the decision to conduct Intermediate examinations amid the second wave of the pandemic has the potential of severely compromising health and well-being of not only the students taking the examinations, but also of other stakeholders. Accordingly, the High Court had asked the State Government, the Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education and the Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education to take a decision in the matter. To be Updated with OrderTagsAndhra Pradesh High Court Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education Stay on examinations examinations amid covid Surge In COVID-19 Cases Justice C Praveen Kumar Next Storylast_img read more

Pike County BOE members receive academic achievement certification

first_imgLatest Stories Skip Published 2:00 am Tuesday, September 15, 2015 In new business, the State of Alabama Examiners of Public Accounts gave a report of the findings of the FY 2014 audited financial statements. The audit was without findings.The board voted to approve the system’s budget for FY2015-2016 and also approved the Capital Plan for 2015-2016.The board approved permission to renew the ATBE General Liability/Errors and Omissions Liability Fund participation. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Pike County BOE members receive academic achievement certification Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Secrets Revealed The Pike County Board of Education met Monday afternoon and presented certificates of academic achievement to four members of the board.Board members Dr. Clint Foster and Chris Wilkes received Level III certificates. Board member Wyman Botts received a Master 3rd Year Certificate and Board Member Linda Steed was certified as a member of the Master Honor Roll, the highest level of certification.Dr. Mark Bazzell, Pike County Superintendent of Schools congratulated the board members on their certifications. You Might Like Teams, donations sought for ‘Walk to Remember’ The clock is ticking toward what is a most important day in the life of Ann Marie Hussey. For 21… read more Sponsored Content The board also:*Approved permission for the Pike County Board of Education Textbook Committee to purchase the recommended instructional readiness materials. The materials are to be funded by state textbook funds.*Approved permission for four FFA officers, parents and Agriscience teachers to attend the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky October 27-31. Students and chaperones are responsible for the cost of the trip.*Approved permission for the FFA members, parents and Agriscience teachers to attend the 38th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia on October 21. Students and chaperones are responsible for the cost of the trip. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Email the author *Approved permission for the Goshen High School band to attend and compete at the 2015 Seminole County Band Jam in Donaldsonville, Georgia October 24.*Approved permission for Pebley Williams to attend the CLAS Secretaries’ Conference in Birmingham December 2 and 3.*Approved permission for Jennifer Hornsby to attend the Association of School Business Officials International annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas Oct. 22-26.*Approved permission for the Goshen Elementary School Junior Beta Club, sponsor and chaperones to travel to Boston, Massachusetts for an educational trip. The trip will take place the first week of the summer vacation.*Approved permission to offer the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention program through Abby McClure.*Approved compensation of $5,000 each for LaToya Gay, system’s secondary literacy coach, and Cheryl Watson, system’s secondary math coach, to meet the requirements of the SREB contract.*Approved permission for the Pike County Elementary School to be included in the school accounting system, pending vote of the PCES PTO, Sept. 15.In personnel matters, the board:*Accepted the resignation of Jeff Hilburn, science teacher at Goshen High School.*Accepted the resignation of Kelvin Larkin, bus driver.*Approved the employment of Jalesha L. Merritt as special education aide at PCES.*Approved employment of Valencia Stringer as instructional aide at GES.*Approved employment of Tonikia Perry as special education aide at GES.*Approved employment of Reggie Griffin as science teacher at GHS.*Approved employment of Mallory Rhodes as instructional aide at Banks.*Approved employment of Annie Reynolds, Child Nutrition Program floater for Brundidge and Banks.*Approved employment of Jo Alice Middleton, bus driver.*Approved permission to increase hours of Kristine Growden, special education aide from seven to eight hours per day.*Approved maternity leave for Lydia Ellis.*Approved maternity leave for Kathryn Dennis.*Approved volunteer status for Darius McClain, GHS football.The board also approved the Brundidge Recreation Program Budget. 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Swimmer bitten by shark off coast of Cape Cod, officials say

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CAPE COD, Mass.) — A beach on the coast of Cape Cod has been closed after a swimmer was bitten by a shark, officials said.The coastal town of Truro announced that Longnook Beach has been closed to swimming due to the shark attack on Wednesday afternoon.The 61-year-old man appears to have been bitten in the leg on Wednesday afternoon and was taken to a local Boston hospital aboard a medical helicopter, ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV reported.He told first responders that he was standing in the water about 30 yards offshore when he was bitten, according to WCVB-TV. He suffered puncture wounds to his torso as well, the station reported.Witnesses nearby attempted to stop the bleeding, Kerstin Peter Leitner, a graduate from the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, told WCVB-TV.“We grabbed all the towels that we could, put them on him to stop the bleeding,” Leitner said.No one in the area had cellphone service, so someone had to run to a nearby home to call 911, witness Molly Tobin, another nursing school graduate, told the station.The man’s condition is unclear.Several shark sightings have been reported in the area in recent days, according to WCVB-TV.An increase in the gray and harbor seal population in the Cape Cod region has attracted great white sharks to the area, according to the station.The incident marked the first shark attack in Massachusetts since 2012, WCVB-TV reported. The 2012 attack also happened in Turo.Further details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Letters

first_img Comments are closed. LettersOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s lettersAt the launch of Personnel Today’s Refugees in Employmentcampaign in June, we wrote to Immigration Minister Lord Rooker. Here is hisfull responseRefugees must be able to reach their potentialThank you for your letter of 6 July asking me to respond to a campaignlaunched in Personnel Today in July which aims to assist refugees andasylum-seekers gain employment. I believe that it is important to remember that there are fundamentaldifferences in the terms “refugee” and “asylum-seeker”.Refugee applies to those who have received a positive decision on theirapplication for asylum. The term also includes those whose application for asylum has been refusedbut who have been granted leave to remain on humanitarian grounds. Refugees are able to work. They are issued with a letter confirming thegrant of this status and the letter makes it clear that they are able to work. We have been working closely with a number of refugee groups and othervoluntary organisations, particularly the Employability Forum, to enhance theway in which these letters express that refugees have permission to work. Webelieve that this will help to ensure that potential employers are clear thatpeople from this group have no barriers preventing them from taking upemployment. In terms of the broader issues facing refugees seeking employment andtraining, we have established a National Refugee In- tegration Forum to overseethe implementation of a national integration strategy. This forum bringstogether key policy-makers from central Government, local authorities, thevoluntary sector and refugee groups themselves. We believe that it is essential that refugees are given the chance toachieve their full potential in the UK and we consider that the attainment of employmentis a key factor in this process. A sub-group of the forum has therefore beenset up to look exclusively at matters surrounding employment, training andadult education. The Employment, Training and Adult Education Sub-group has been tasked to addressthe difficulties that refugees have in entering the job market. Membership ofthe sub-group has been drawn from key stakeholders in the voluntary, public andprivate sectors. Issues that the sub-group are presently addressing include: – Monitoring data on the profile of refugee job-seekers – Reviewing the provision of English language training – Recognition of overseas qualifications – The promotion of refugee employment among employers – Consultation with the Department for Work and Pensions over thedevelopment of a policy on refugee employment The term “asylum-seeker” refers to those who are still awaiting adecision on their claim for asylum. Generally speaking, those in this group areallowed to work only if their conditions of stay do not preclude this. There is a concession which allows adult asylum-seekers to apply forpermission to work if their application remains outstanding for longer than sixmonths without a decision being made on it. Permission to work is granted on the standard acknowledgement letter whichis issued to all asylum-seekers. Section 8 of the Immigration and Asylum Act makes it an offence for anemployer to employ a foreign national who does not have permission to workhere. Guidance is available to employers who wish to satisfy themselves that theperson they are considering employing can work here. We are keen to ensure that employers do not inadvertently discriminateagainst refugees and those asylum-seekers who are allowed to work. We believe that employers should ask the same questions of all potentialemployees in order to establish their eligibility to take employment. We have no plans to establish a database of skills for asylum-seekers. Inmany cases the asylum application will be finally determined as unsuccessful.In these cases the person concerned is expected to leave the UK. We believe it is far more important to use our available resources to assistthe integration for those granted refugee status. As a team of new Home Office Ministers we have been actively exploring arange of options for change and hope to be able to make some announcementsduring the autumn. Jeff Rooker Minister of State, The Home Office Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 11/7/19

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBoston 108, Charlotte 87San Antonio 121, Oklahoma City 112Miami 124, Phoenix 108L.A. Clippers 107, Portland 101NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Rangers 4, Carolina 2Washington 5, Florida 4 — OTPittsburgh 4, NY Islanders 3 — OTPhiladelphia 3, Montreal 2 — OTToronto 2, Vegas 1 — OTOttawa 3, Los Angeles 2 — OTChicago 5, Vancouver 2Calgary 5, New Jersey 2Colorado 9, Nashville 4Columbus 3, Arizona 2 San Jose 5, Minnesota 5NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEOakland 26, L.A. Chargers 24 Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img November 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/7/19last_img read more