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Entain launches new affordability checks amid sustainability drive

first_imgAffordability checks have emerged as a contentious issue in the industry, with the Gambling Commission launching a consultation in November last year to develop blanket thresholds to apply across all British licensees.  They are supported by campaigners for regulatory reform, including the Social Markets Foundation, which has advocated for a £100 ‘soft cap’ for player spending. Any deposits above this figure would then trigger enhanced affordability checks on customers.  Tags: Entain Entain chief executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen added this personalised approach to affordability checks would offer the highest level of protection to the operator’s most vulnerable customers.  31st March 2021 | By Robin Harrison The new checks will help the Ladbrokes and PartyGaming operator identify customers at risk of running into financial difficulty as a result of their gambling, and implement staking limits and tighter affordability checks.  Entain has launched what it describes as a “pioneering” affordability checking model for British customers, as part of the Advanced Responsibility and Care (ARC) initiative that will be fully implemented in the market this summer. Entain has rolled out the functionality across its 14 brands active in the British market, and claims to be the first major operator to deploy technology-led player protection solutions, affordability checks and individualised stake limits. It expects this rollout to be completed by the summer.  The ARC affordability framework uses open source and commercially available data on customers, combined with behavioural indicators. Entain data scientists have built models to demonstrate varying levels of potential financial risk, to help flag potential harm. However, many in the industry have attacked these proposals, claiming that it would make regulated sites less attractive to players, and even infringe on individuals’ right to privacy. Others have claimed that a blanket framework for all players would negatively impact on sustainable gamblers, while doing little to actually prevent problem gambling.  Further models and behavioural indicators are in development, such as variable stake limits based on risk level, with tests having shown that interactions with targeted customers has led to players reducing their staking and depositing limits by around 55%.  Topics: Social responsibility Problem gambling Responsible gambling “We have been working on player affordability concepts for the past 18 months as part of our ARC affordability programme,” Entain group operations director Peter Marcus explained. “This aims to identify relevant limits at the right time to protect customers whom our technology has identified as being vulnerable, or particularly at risk.” Entain, however, aims to avoid this by setting limits based on available data, which can then be raised if the individual shares additional information about their affordability.  By February this year ARC had expanded its range of behaviour indicators of harm to include factors such as fluctuations in stake levels, erratic play and evidence of chasing losses. Its data scientists had also begun to model situations to help safer gambling teams spot potential problems and intermittent signs of harm.  “We are deeply committed to giving every customer the best experiences and protection we can, tailored to their particular needs.” Entain launches new affordability checks amid sustainability drive AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Launched in November 2020 alongside the business rebranding from GVC Holdings to Entain, ARC aims to ensure all the operator’s players have appropriate safeguards allowing them to gamble sustainably.  ARC will be fully live in Britain from this summer, with work underway to customise the solutions for different markets and cultural norms later in 2021. Problem gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland “This means the vast majority of customers who show no indications of financial risk can still bet with us freely,” Marcus explained. “We think this is an important step in preserving personal freedoms, and will also greatly benefit the horse-racing industry, which is concerned about the impact of blanket measures on its future viability.” Email Addresslast_img read more

Lions 2013: Five things we’ve learned. Third Test

first_imgAlun-Wyn Jones has long been regard as a ‘great player’ – after this performance Jones should now be regarded as a ‘great Lion’. It is often said that good captains lead from the front, well, Jones led from every direction. He led from the front of the defensive line, the back of maul, the top of the restarts and from the bottom of his heart – he also led from the bottom of most rucks; Jones is regularly the last player to be peeled from the bottom of the contact area.It was a commanding display. Jones was the second joint-highest tackler and the joint-highest ball carrier in the pack. It is also worth remembering that this performance occurred in the wake of James Horwill’s second hearing for an alleged stamp. Many still found the outcome of the second hearing as unsatisfactory, for those, Jones’ performance may go some way to re-dressing, apologies, re-gaining the balance.Complete player: Halfpenny showed he’s more than a kickerLeigh Halfpenny. Man of the SeriesHalfpenny’s performance is best described as ‘not Bisto’ – this was different gravy.  Halfpenny’s kicking has obviously drawn plaudits over recent weeks – it has been one of the finest goal kicking displays ever seen from a British Lion. In Sydney, Halfpenny once again completed 89% of his GK’s – eight from nine.  However, against the Wallabies Halfpenny was also able to flex the other areas of his considerable skill set – his running angles and accurate passing were sublime.With a safety-cushion of points, Halfpenny had the freedom to think offensively and, for the first time in the Series, ran more ball than he passed or kicked. Halfpenny also led the Lions in metres carried, clean breaks and executed two try scoring passes – his ability to run with the ball in two hands means that he rarely spurns a ‘two on one’.  Prior to the tour, facing stiff competition, many questioned if Halfpenny was the best full-back. I doubt anyone feels that way now.Gatland has the last laugh Field of dreams: Tommy Bowe and his Lions colleagues thank the Lions support in a definitively British & Irish victoryBy Paul WilliamsA definitive performance.THE LIONS secured their first series win in 16 years, with a storming 41 -16 win over the Wallabies in Sydney. During the previous nine fixtures the Lions had, on occasions, dominated the scrum, the breakdown and the gainline. However, these positives often occurred sporadically, and rarely in the same game. In the Third Test the core skills, set piece and every single member of the squad executed in unison and yielded a truly memorable performance. The Lions’ scrum was devastating – the introduction of Richard Hibbard and Alex Corbisiero produced the sort of mismatch usually reserved for schoolboy rugby.The backrow of Toby Faletau, Dan Lydiate and Sean O’Brien was a model of modern backrow play – groundwork fused with heavy ball carrying and double digit tackle counts. Jamie Roberts controlled the 12 channel from first phase possession, Tommy Bowe ran wide, smooth angles and decoys in the 13 channel and Jon Davies’ stole his critics tongues. Jonathan Sexton executed an array of accurate tactical kicks. Alun Wyn Jones played the finest game of his career, ably assisted by Geoff Parling, and Leigh Halfpenny became Man of the Series. Much was made of this 10 man, ‘Welsh’ Lions team; but this was a 23-man, thoroughly British and Irish performance.Mangled: The Lions power scrum destroyed the Wallaby packNo contest at the scrumThe Lions’ scrum decided the third Test. The introduction of Alex Corbisiero and Richard Hibbard created a level of scrum dominance rarely seen in a tier one fixture – in the 10th minute Hibbard exerted so much pressure in the scrum that he passed out. There were no illegal wheels, or angled drives, this was ‘straight-backed,’ straight forward power that helped create a 16 point differential in 25 minutes. The Wallabies concession of points at the scrum was also exacerbated by their Super Rugby inspired spurning of kickable three-pointers.The Wallaby scrum was so unstable that Ben Alexander was yellow carded, for illegal binding, as early as the 24th minute. Such were Alexander’s technical problems that he didn’t emerge from the sin-bin and was faced with the sort of early ‘hook’ that haunts a prop’s career. It’s worth noting that Alexander wasn’t the only player forced to leave the pitch by the Lion’s front-row. Hibbard’s violent head clash with George Smith forced the openside to the leave the field temporarily – it didn’t even appear to re-adjust Hibbard’s golden locks.Leading by example SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 06: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions breaks with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The build-up to the third test had an unsavoury undercurrent. Warren Gatland’s decision to field ten Welsh players in the starting line-up brought out the worst in many supporters, ex-players and media pundits – a reaction which seems to have genuinely hurt him. The selection apparently questioned the Lions’ ethos and Brian O’Driscoll’s omission created a paranoid witch-hunt rarely seen outside of Salem.However, Gatland and his coaches were proved to be right. The team selection would have been vindicated even if the Lions had won by a single point – to win by 25 points is proof beyond doubt that Gatland is a man whose judgment and motives shouldn’t be questioned so easily. Gatland took last week’s sour grapes and created a champagne moment – James Bond aside – from which every Welsh, Scottish, Irish and English supporter can take a sip. Well done Warren.last_img read more

El arzobispo de Cantórbery abandonará el cargo a fin de…

first_imgEl arzobispo de Cantórbery abandonará el cargo a fin de año Rowan Williams se convertirá en Director del Colegio de la Magdalena en la Universidad de Cambridge Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA De la redacción de ACNS/ENSPosted Mar 22, 2012 Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Press Release Service 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Servicios noticiosos de la Comunión Anglicana y episcopales] El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, dio a conocer el 16 de marzo que abandonará su cargo para fines de año.Toma esta decisión después de 10 años en el puesto y luego de aceptar la plaza de director del Colegio de la Magdalena, en Cambridge.  Esta institución  dijo que Williams “tiene la capacidad y la visión para guiar al colegio universitario en un tiempo de cambio sin precedentes en la educación superior”.En un comunicado emitido por el Palacio de Lambeth, el Primado de Toda Inglaterra dijo: “Ha sido un inmenso privilegio haber servido como Arzobispo de Cantórbery a lo largo de la última década, y dejarlo atrás no ha sido una decisión fácil. Durante el tiempo restante hay mucho que hacer, y pido vuestras oraciones y apoyo en este período y después”.“Estoy permanentemente agradecido a todos aquellos amigos y colegas que tan generosamente nos apoyaron, a Jane y a mí, en estos años, y a todas las diversas parroquias y comunidades en la Iglesia de Inglaterra y de toda la Comunión Anglicana que han aportado su visión, esperanza y entusiasmo a mi propio ministerio. Espero, con ese mismo apoyo e inspiración, seguir sirviendo a la misión y testimonio de la Iglesia lo mejor que pueda en los años venideros”.El período de Williams se ha caracterizado por una creciente tensión sobre la plena inclusión de homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales en la vida de la Iglesia, la ordenación de las mujeres y cuestiones generales de autoridad bíblica y ortodoxia. Durante una entrevista con Press Association luego de su anuncio, Williams dijo que “el peor aspecto del trabajo, creo yo, ha sido la  sensación de que hay algunos conflictos que no desaparecerán, no importa cuanto luches con ellos”.Inmediatamente después del anuncio, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori emitió un comunicado desde Camp Allen, Texas, donde en ese momento celebraba su reunión de primavera la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Estoy agradecida por el servicio de Rowan Williams como arzobispo de Cantórbery durante una temporada tan sobrada de desafíos. Todos podemos dar gracias por su erudición y persistencia en buscar la reconciliación en medio de una Comunión Anglicana tan rápidamente cambiante”, afirmó.“Su liderazgo de esa obra reconciliadora a través de Indaba y Ubuntu ha dado frutos notables, y yo creo que esto será su más importante legado. Doy gracias de que sus dones espirituales e intelectuales seguirán bendiciendo al mundo, aunque desde otra posición. Que los próximos meses le traigan una bien merecida paz a él y su familia, y que podamos unirnos en bendecir su ministerio. ‘¡Bien hecho, buen siervo fiel!’”Bonnie Anderson, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, llamó a Williams “un hombre amable y generoso, que se enfrentó a un abrumador desafío al intentar mantener unida a la Comunión Anglicana durante estos años tumultuosos.“Aunque con frecuencia me sentí desilusionada por el costo que él esperaba que los homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales cristianos pagaran a nombre de toda la Comunión, estaba profundamente impresionada por su agudo intelecto, su estilo pastoral y su fidelidad a la misión de Dios como él la percibía”, prosiguió ella. “Él es un excelente maestro y un escritor dotado, y estoy seguro de que dejará una brillante huella en el mundo académico. ¡Le deseo sinceramente a este amable carácter una fecunda trayectoria!”El Arzobispo es el centro de la unidad para la Comunión Anglicana. Él es el convocante y anfitrión de la Conferencia de Lambeth, presidente del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano (ACC) así como de la reunión de los primados. En estos desempeños, viaja extensamente a través de la Comunión Anglicana, visitando provincias y diócesis, y apoyando y alentando el testimonio de la Iglesia en contextos muy diversos. Como primus inter pares (primero entre iguales) entre los obispos, ha mostrado un especial interés en los que se encuentran en el ministerio episcopal.Después del anuncio, el Rdo. Canónigo Kenneth Kearon, secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana, escribió a los miembros del Comité Permanente para informarles de la decisión.Les pidió que recordaran a Williams y su familia durante este período de transición y reflexionó sobre el tiempo que el primado estuvo en el cargo diciendo que “había coincidido con un período de confusión, de cambio y de desarrollo en la Comunión Anglicana, y su cuidadoso liderazgo, profundamente asentado en la espiritualidad y la teología, nos había fortalecido e inspirado a todos en la Comunión durante este tiempo”.El anuncio de Williams significa que la reunión del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano en Nueva Zelanda durante el último trimestre de este año será el último que él presida.El arzobispo de York, John Sentamu, dijo que se entristeció al oír la noticia: “Nuestro compañerismo en el evangelio a lo largo de los últimos seis años ha sido el período más creativo de mi ministerio. Ha sido vivificador haber dirigido misiones juntos,  haber ido a retiros y haber orado juntos. En su compañía he bebido profundamente de las fuentes de la misericordia y el amor de Dios y todo ha sido jubiloso. Él es un verdadero hermano para mí en Cristo.“La última década ha sido un período de retos para la Iglesia de Inglaterra y para la Comunión Anglicana. Gracias a Dios que el arzobispo Rowan es un líder notable y dotado que ha fortalecido los vínculos del afecto”.Otros funcionarios y observadores no tardaron en añadir sus reaccionesFred Hiltz,  arzobispo [primado] de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá, estaba viajando por la Melanesia en el momento del anuncio y fue inaccesible para un comentario, según un comunicado de prensa. Pero el arcediano Paul Feheley, su secretario principal, dijo que el período de Williams en el cargo fue “un tiempo de importantes desafíos”, durante el cual los anglicanos canadienses “se beneficiaron de su atenta presencia pastoral”.El Rdo. Dr. Francis H. Wade, deán interino de la Catedral Nacional de Washington, dijo en una declaración que Williams “ha sido un líder  firme y compasivo durante dos décadas en su ministerio de obispo —la mitad de ellas como la figura central de la Comunión Anglicana”.Caroline Hall, presidenta de IntegrityUSA llamó a la década de servicio de Williams “el tiempo más tumultuoso para los anglicanos desde el fin de la guerra civil inglesa” y dijo que había sido un “período increíblemente difícil” para ser un símbolo de unidad “en una Comunión Anglicana enfrentándose a la desunión y en ocasiones a la manifiesta hostilidad”.“Cuando él fue electo teníamos grandes esperanzas de que Rowan Williams estuviera dispuesto a asumir una postura audaz sobre la inclusión de los homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales”, dijo Hall, añadiendo que “esas esperanzas se vieron defraudadas casi enseguida” porque “en su intento de mantener a todo el mundo en la mesa, Williams ha demostrado estar más dispuesto a escuchar a las voces conservadoras que a las liberales, aunque su propia posición teológica es más progresista”.El Rdo. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, dijo que “el firme compromiso de Williams con la unidad de la Iglesia y con la labor común a favor de la justicia y de la paz se mantiene inquebrantable y es parte de su ministerio permanente”.La Coalición del No al Pacto Anglicano le agradeció a Williams “su incansable compromiso con la unidad de la Comunión Anglicana a través de estos difíciles diez años. Compartimos con él la esperanza de que lograremos un mayor amor mutuo en la Comunión y que podremos ser enriquecidos por nuestros vínculos a través del mundo”.La BBC ha publicado una serie de reacciones al anuncio aquí.Para ver el comunicado oficial del Palacio de Lambeth y obtener más información acerca del tiempo de Williams en el cargo, visité este sitio.El primer ministro David Cameron agradeció a Williams su servicio, diciendo que él “buscó unir a comunidades diferentes y ofrecer un sentido de liderazgo moral profundamente humano que fue respetado por personas de todas las creencias y por las que no profesan ninguna”. Cameron no hizo ningún comentario sobre el proceso de elegir al sucesor de Williams.Cuando Williams fue nombrado en julio de 2002, la Comisión de Nombramientos de la Corona fue encargada mediante un procedimiento muy secreto de que enviara dos nombre al primer ministro, quien podía devolver los nombres a la comisión y pedirles que escogieran opciones nuevas, o remitir una sola opción a la reina Isabel. La reina es quien hace el anuncio formal.La especulación, que había empezado aun antes de que se rumoreara de que Williams estaba contemplando su partida, se renovó con el anuncio. El propio Williams, hablando durante la entrevista con Press Association, expresó algunas ideas sobre la cuestión.“Me gustaría el sucesor que a Dios le guste. Creo que es un trabajo de inmensas exigencias y esperaría en verdad que mi sucesor tenga la constitución de un buey y la piel de un rinoceronte”, afirmó. “Él, creo yo, tendrá que mirar con ojos positivos y esperanzados a una Iglesia que, a pesar de todos sus problemas, sigue siendo para muchos un lugar al cual recurrir en tiempos de necesidad y de crisis, un lugar en el cual buscan inspiración. Yo creo que la Iglesia de Inglaterra es un gran tesoro. Deseo que a mi sucesor le vaya bien administrándola”.Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Responding ecumenically to crisis in Iraq

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Aug 19, 2014 Tags Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Responding ecumenically to crisis in Iraq The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is responding ecumenically to the current crisis in Iraq through the ACT Alliance, in support of Christian Aid UK’s relief activities.ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and affiliated organizations active in over 140 countries.  In an update, the organization noted that implementing member Christian Aid has been responding to the Syrian refugee crisis since 2012, and recently expanded its operations to provide relief to Iraqis displaced by violence.According to the Christian Aid situation report, “In recent weeks, attacks by [Islamic State militants] in the Ninewa province of Iraq have led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.  Many of them are persecuted religious minorities, including Yazidis and Christians.”Christian Aid is currently acting through local partners including REACH (Rehabilitation, Education and Community Health) to distribute food, hygiene kits and other necessities such as children’s clothes to families who have fled active conflict zones in the northern mountains.  This most recent wave of internally displaced people (IDPs) have taken refuge in towns from Dahuk to Suleymaniyah and as far south as Diyala Province and Karbala.UN OCHA stated that more than 1.2 million people have been displaced since the beginning of 2014.  UNHCR estimates that 700,000 people are taking refuge in the Kurdistan region, including 400,000 in Dahuk Governorate alone.The humanitarian crisis in Iraq encompasses an additional 1 million Iraqis who were already internally displaced by conflict as of December 2013, and over 200,000 Syrian refugees residing in the country as well.On August 12, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a call for a day of prayer for Iraq on August 17.  The following day, the Anglican Alliance posted an article with excerpts of statements from Anglican Primates and Church-affiliated aid agencies around the world in response to the crisis.“We face the reality that hundreds of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities are currently on the run throughout northern and western Iraq, displaced from their homes, with only the clothes on their backs,” said the Rev. Canon Robert D. Edmunds, Middle East Partnership Officer for The Episcopal Church.  “Each of us has an opportunity to bring needed relief and hope to them with our prayers and our contributions. We are grateful for Episcopal Relief & Development and the relationship that has been forged with sister aid agencies.”Christian Aid provides helpful prayers and other worship resources to rally and express care and concern for those affected by the worsening situation in Iraq.God of refuge and strength,We pray for all those escaping fighting, seeking safety in northern Iraq.Those half a million people who are now on the move andthose 220,000 Syrian refugees already there.May you be a very present help in their trouble.Help through the provision of resources so needs are met.Help through food, water, hygiene and sanitation kits.Help so this ‘crisis on top of a crisis’ would not reach breaking point.May those who are left with nothingKnow that they are not forgotten.May they once again be able to fear less.Please pray for those impacted by the crisis in Iraq and the surrounding region, and those ministering to their humanitarian needs.To enable Episcopal Relief & Development to provide disaster assistance in Iraq and other places where help is most needed, please contribute to the Disaster Response Fund. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit a Job Listing 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Middle East Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Ecumenical & Interreligious, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Church implements disaster strategy after devastating floods

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Church implements disaster strategy after devastating floods Anglican Communion In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service By Gavin Drake Posted May 24, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ceylon has implemented its disaster management plan in response to devastating floods that have displaced around 225,000 people and seriously impacted a further 200,000 people. Heavy rains have resulted in the confirmed deaths of 92 people; and a significant number of injuries. Scores of people remain missing.Almost 5,000 homes have been destroyed, some by landslides. In the Kegalle district, an entire village of 170 people has been obliterated. The country’s military report that they are engaged in search efforts in Aranayake where they believe around 135 people are buried.The disaster began on 17 May when Tropical Cyclone Roanu made landfall in the southwest of the island. It continued to wreak havoc until 21 May when it exited eastwards, in the direction of Bangladesh. That, and the storms which followed, brought heavy rains and flooding affecting 22 of the Island’s 24 districts, including the northern and eastern suburbs of Colombo along the banks of the Kelani River.Search and rescue efforts are being hampered by continuing south-western monsoon rains which are also preventing many from returning home.“After a somewhat slow initial reaction, the government is now coping well with the relief work while the armed services are engaged in the search and rescue operations,” a spokesman for the Diocese of Colombo said. “A very strong spontaneous response by television and radio stations, social media, private companies, institutions and schools, as well as citizens has resulted in very large stocks of relief items being collected and dispatched to those affected.”The Colombo diocese’s Board of Social Responsibility (BSR) has prepared for such events and its members have been trained in disaster management. They have now implemented their disaster plan. Parishes have donated relief items and these are being distributed according to needs in the Colombo, Gampaha, and Puttalam districts.The BSR has also provided fuel for 30 boats which are being used for rescue and relief.The Bishop of Colombo, the Rt Revd Dhiloraj Canagasabey, has issued an appeal for assistance. “The BSR has . . . started relief programs in a few areas with support of the clergy and government officials,” Bishop Canagasabey said. “Since the government and some non-governmental organizations are already engaged in a well-coordinated relief effort, the BSR primarily intends to engage in rehabilitation and livelihood support in selected areas once the affected persons return to their homes, while they will also supplement the relief work where needed.“If you feel led to support the diocesan rehabilitation effort, please partner us by sending us your contribution. We appeal to you for your prayers and cooperation towards assisting the affected people of our nation at this time of suffering and need.”The diocesan spokesman said that the BSR was planning “for the major effort of the Church to be concentrated on the recovery and rehabilitation stage. For this, trained assessment teams are being readied and once the locations of our interventions are identified and access made possible, they will begin their work.”They intend to concentrate their efforts on cleaning and disinfecting houses and water wells; providing household items, cooking utensils, clothes, bedding and linen, school uniforms, books, stationary and footwear; and assisting with the building materials for the repair of houses. They will also provide livelihood assistance.Click here to find out how you can support the Bishop of Colombo’s emergency appeal. 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 Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

Haustrift / SUPERBLOCK

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/277140/haustrift-superblock Clipboard Haustrift / SUPERBLOCKSave this projectSaveHaustrift / SUPERBLOCK 2011 Haustrift / SUPERBLOCK Year:  ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of SUPERBLOCK+ 11 Share Architects: SUPERBLOCK Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSUPERBLOCKOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasWoodViennaHouses3D ModellingAustriaPublished on October 02, 2012Cite: “Haustrift / SUPERBLOCK” 02 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/277140/haustrift-superblock Clipboard CopyApartments•Vienna, Austria “COPY” Projects Overlooking the vast green expanse of the Vienna Prater, with the Danube River literally right at the doorstep, the HAUSTRIFT row-house community (a project by architects Superblock in cooperation with Johnny Winter) is an indisputable eye-catcher. The concept captivates with an elegant combination of affordable and ecologically sustainable prefabricated modular design, featuring built-in flexibility of use for each individual residential unit. Each component of the community blends into an organic, vibrant whole.Save this picture!Courtesy of SUPERBLOCKRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformThis residential oasis in the middle of a comparatively secluded green area boasts a natural connection to a nearby public recreational area. The green space within the settlement further contributes to the creation of a relatively private sanctuary. The spatial movement of the facade elements, projecting in and out, frames a lively inner courtyard, intended to recall a rich meadow in full bloom. To encourage future residents to get involved in arranging their neighbourhood together, a landscape designer will provide a free consultation. In addition, a purchasing group will be responsible for adding low-cost landscape plants.Save this picture!Courtesy of SUPERBLOCKThe homes are semi-detached houses with windowless side walls, which allow in-home privacy despite the short distance between neighbours. The generous glass panels of the front and rear walls face north-east and south-west, allowing in the morning and evening sunlight. The buildings stand out due to their minimalist design. Identical from the outside, they feature an exceptional versatility in organizing private living and working space inside.Save this picture!Courtesy of SUPERBLOCKThe simplicity of concept is a response to the contemporary demand for a high-quality standard house model. The buildings are constructed exclusively from finished and semi-finished components, which can be easily dismantled at any time and are fully recyclable. The costs are kept extremely low due to the short construction period and optimal use of the site. The monthly rent for a 95m2 house with its own backyard is not more than 599 Euros.Save this picture!Courtesy of SUPERBLOCKLast but not least, the community is highly ecologically sustainable. Wood is the principal material used in construction, including for ceiling and wall panels, stairs, windows and floors. Among the other measures for environmental sustainability are the usage of low-emission construction products, rainwater collection and planting that suits local conditions and is compatible with the native vegetation. The power supply is provided via the local heating network and is cost-effective and ecologically friendly.Save this picture!Plan 01Project gallerySee allShow lessRemodeling Molinao Park / VAUMMArticlesHOf – Horizontal Farm International Ideas Competition Entry / ETT ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Dammhaufengasse 12-26 1020 Vienna, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Oxfam fights charity myths with ‘self-defence’ booklet for supporters

first_imgOxfam fights charity myths with ‘self-defence’ booklet for supporters Howard Lake | 23 November 2005 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Volunteering ‘The Art of Self-Defence for Oxfam supporters’ booklet counters popular myths about Oxfam that its supporters and volunteers find themselves having to contend with.The booklet counters accusations that Oxfam spends most of its income on administration or wasted donations to its tsunami appeal. Indeed, it does so in a positive and often humorous way. In response to the suggestion that “Oxfam threw our tsunami cash down the toilet” it admits “we did, actually, explaining that “after the Asian tsunami, we built more than 4,600 latrines across the affected region” because “proper sanitation prevents disease and saves lives.”last_img read more

TCU sees season end in miserable fashion at Big 12 tournament

first_imgprintTCU basketball saw their season end Wednesday night in the first round of the Big 12 tournament against Kansas State. There is no more pointing to the number of practices missed, no more blaming the team’s lack of depth and no more saying that the Big 12 is just a tough conference this year.After taking a 23-19 lead late in the first half, the Frogs went on to see their season come to an end via a 71-50 loss, outhustled and outdone in every facet by a team that won just four games in conference play.“Yeah, we looked tired to be honest,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “I think we fought pretty hard in the first half, got the lead and then it just got away from us.”Though Kansas State’s 48% shooting as a team does not necessarily leap off of the stat sheet, the TCU defense made Wildcat guards Nijel Pack and Mike McGuirl look like NBA All-Stars. The duo combined for 40 points on a combined 13-for-22 shooting.If the two were professional players, then Pack played the role of Stephen Curry, as the true freshman was a lights-out 5-for-6 from three-point range.Two of those threes came back-to-back at the end of the first half, as the guard capped off a 10-0 run for Kansas State that put TCU down 29-23 just moments after they had taken the lead.“It’s disappointing, because of how well we played for that stretch,” Dixon said. “Then, we didn’t convert, didn’t finish and they got those two threes.”Any confidence that the Frogs gained in the waning moments of the first half disappeared in the opening moments of the second.“I thought we were going to come out with more energy in the second half,” guard R.J. Nembhard said. “But we couldn’t get it together, and they kept it going.”Instantly, Kansas State scored two buckets straight to extend their game run to 15-0 and take an 11-point lead.TCU hung around for a while, pulling within six at one point, but it was at the midway point of the second half that the wheels really fell off.Over a ten-minute span, Kansas State went on a 25-4 run and ended the Horned Frogs season in an embarrassing loss.At one point, TCU trailed by as much as 26.The Frogs committed 17 turnovers during the game while shooting just 37% from the field and a 21% from behind-the-arc.Nembhard was the lone TCU player in double figures with 11 points.The loss drops TCU to 12-14 on the season, giving Dixon his first-ever losing season as a head coach. “[We’ve] got to go back to the drawing board,” Nembhard said. First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleHoroscope: March 10, 2021Next articleHoroscope: March 12, 2021 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter + posts Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Twitter Facebook Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Linkedin ReddIt TCU shot just 37% from the field as a team in their season-ending 71-50 loss to Kansas State on March 10, 2021. (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com) Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

German freelancer held by Assad regime

first_imgNews May 14, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 German freelancer held by Assad regime Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Related documents 130513_cp_armin_wertz_ar-2.pdfPDF – 244.07 KB SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders condemns German freelance journalist Armin Wertz’s detention by the Syrian authorities since 5 May. Shortly after his arrest by government forces in the battle-torn city of Aleppo, Wertz sent an SMS to a friend from his mobile phone saying the police were holding him. He asked the friend to notify his family but not make his detention public.He sent another message yesterday expressly asking for help and reporting that he was about to be transferred along with other detainees to Latakia, a coastal city under government control. The German foreign ministry and Reporters Without Borders were alerted.Born in 1945, Wertz is nowadays normally based in Indonesia, where he reports for various media including the Berlin daily Tagesspiegel. He had gone to Syria to cover the civil war and, in particular, the situation of refugees, for two Asian newspapers.A spokesman for the family of James Foley, a US journalist missing since 22 November (LINK), meanwhile reported on 3 May that he is also being held by the Assad regime. German journalist Billy Six spent 12 weeks being held by the Syrian authorities before finally being released on 5 March.Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of all Syrian and foreign journalists currently detained in Syria. At least 22 professional journalists and 18 citizen-journalists are currently held. News Receive email alerts Organisation Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Syria March 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en last_img read more

Independent journalist sentenced for defamation

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts News News News to go further Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Reporters Without Borders today condemned a 10-day prison sentence handed down yesterday to independent journalist Mazen Darwish, President of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression.He was sentenced under Article 387 of the criminal code for “defamation and insulting state administrative bodies”. The verdict will appear on his record for a period of three to seven years, during which he will be banned from renewing his identity papers, including his passport. Darwish is expected to appeal.The Damascus military tribunal finally ordered that he serve just two days in prison, taking into account his clean record and the fact he was held in custody for three days after his arrest, while covering riots in one of the capital’s suburbs, Adra, in January 2008.The court ordered the restitution of his laptop computer which had been seized by police. However his working notes and photos remain permanently confiscated.The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, a partner organisation of Reporters Without Borders, voiced its concern about the sentence. “The Syrian government allows itself to punish journalists even before they publish their work”, it said in a press statement released after the conclusion of the case.————————————————————-16.06.2008Reporters Without Borders calls for charges to be dropped against head of its partner organisation Reporters Without Borders has appealed for charges to be dropped against Mazen Darwish, the president of its partner organisation, the Syrian Center for Media & Freedom of Expression, two days ahead of the verdict in his defamation trial, on 18 June. June 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist sentenced for defamation center_img RSF_en March 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Darwish, a journalist and human rights activist, was arrested on 12 January 2008 while covering violent clashes in the Damascus suburb of Adra and was held in custody for three days. He was taken before a military judge on 17 March after the Adra police chief laid a charge against him of “defaming and insulting the administrative body of the state”. “Freedom of expression and pluralism of information remain a pipedream in Syria, as evidenced by the wave of arrests of journalists and human rights activists who focus attention on the repressive abuses of the Baathist regime”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. The Syrian Center for Media & Freedom of Expression, founded in December 2004, has never been recognised by the Damascus authorities. Without accreditation, its members have serious difficulties in carrying out their work. The Center joined the Reporters Without Borders’ network of partnership organisations in December 2007. Syrian President Bashar el-Assad is on the organisation’s list of press freedom ‘predators’. Seven journalists and cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned in the country. February 3, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 12, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Syrialast_img read more