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Oracle slams HP’s corporate correctness

first_imgTuesday 10 August 2010 8:49 pm Oracle slams HP’s corporate correctness Share whatsapp Oracle boss Larry Ellison yesterday laid into Hewlett-Packard after its chief executive Mark Hurd was forced to resign following allegations by a former porn star.Ellison slammed HP’s board for ousting close friend Hurd despite clearing him of sexually harassing Jodie Fisher, star of movies including Sheer Passion and Intimate Obsession.Ellison said: “The HP board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago.“In losing Mark Hurd, the HP board failed to act in the best interest of HP’s employees, shareholders, customers and partners.“Publishing known false sexual harassment claims is not good corporate governance; it’s cowardly corporate political correctness.”Ellison said the HP board voted 6-to-4 to go public with the claims.HP, however, disputes this. A spokeswoman said: “As the company stated previously, the board voted unanimously for Hurd’s resignation.”Hurd quit over allegations he claimed $20,000 (£12,500) of false expenses, including payments to the steamy star for work she did not carry out, expensive meals and travel. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Cresta Marakanelo Limited HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgCresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.last_img read more

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Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgEcobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileEcobank Ghana Limited is a financial institution offering banking products and services for the consumer, commercial, corporate and investment sectors. The company provides banking solutions for government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, international organisations, small- and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Ecobank Ghana Limited offers an extensive product offering; ranging from current and savings accounts to business accounts, term deposits, personal loans, mortgage loans, microfinance and business loans. Ecobank Ghana Limited also offers financial solutions for value-chain financing, short-term and mid-term finance and trade finance as well as investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, structure and project finance, capital market services, wealth and asset management, securities brokerage, custodial services and electronic banking services. Ecobank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Its headquarters are in Acca, Ghana. Ecobank Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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England v South Africa: The Verdict

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bok buster: Manu Tuilagi makes one of England’s five line breaks against South Africa. But it was to no avail as England fell to their tenth defeat in their past 11 November Tests against the southern hemisphere’s ‘big three’By Alan Pearey, Rugby World Deputy EditorIn a nutshellAN INTENSELY frustrating day for England, who on the balance of play did enough to earn a first win over the Springboks in 11 meetings. They had an edge in most areas and carved out what few try-scoring opportunities there were – but squandered every one. In addition, Toby Flood chose a bad day to miss a couple of straightforward penalty kicks.Against Australia, England lost to a try with more than a hint of blocking and a forward pass. Against the Boks they lost to a ludicrous try that came in the only spell of the match when the visitors threatened the English line.But don’t feel too sorry for England – this was a South Africa side shorn of Bismarck du Plessis, Schalk Burger, Juan Smith, Tendai Mtawarira, Pierre Spies, Frans Steyn and Bryan Habana. England were much closer to full strength and had the advantage of home territory and freshness. England are a work-in-progress but they should be winning games like this.Key momentIn such testing conditions, there was barely a whiff of a try from orthodox means. Instead, it took something truly freakish to decide the outcome: Toby Flood’s fly-hack ricocheted off JP Pietersen in a gentle arc towards the goal-line, where Tom Wood, facing backwards, fumbled to present Willem Alberts with his third try in four outings against England. “It was the crucial moment,” said Stuart Lancaster, “because a ten-point gap (6-16) on a day like that left us having to climb a mountain.”Mismatch: Etzebeth and Ben Youngs tangleStar man: Eben EtzebethThe 21-year-old Springbok lock was as colossal as his 6ft 8in frame, making 17 tackles and two turnovers in an inspired performance. When Tom Youngs came to his brother’s aid during a set-to between Ben Youngs and Etzebeth, I don’t think the young Bok even noticed – he was that pumped up. He has that look of a 100-cap player about him.It was a day for the big men because Joe Launchbury also impressed on his first Test start, while Geoff Parling produced his best performance in open play for England, repeatedly carrying the ball and more than matching the physicality of the Boks in the tight. The lineout creaked but no surprise there against the world’s best exponents – South Africa lost just one lineout in three Tests on this tour.Room for improvementI’m not one of those about to slate Chris Robshaw for his decision-making – he is a young man learning the art of Test-match captaincy (this was his 11th cap).His decision to go kick at goal when England faced a four-point deficit with two minutes left has divided opinion. In my book it was the wrong call. There was exactly 60 seconds remaining when the Boks restarted and had they kicked long, as they should have done, England would have had to work the ball some 80 metres – to get within drop-goal range – from one play. Replacements not used: Elton Jantjies, Jaco Taute, Lwazi Mvovo.Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)center_img Had they kicked for the corner and gone for the 5m lineout, the odds would still have been heavily against them, but an English pack at Twickenham should back itself to drive over from close range, or create enough mayhem to bring a try down the line.In quotesWinnersSpringbok coach Heyneke Meyer: “The outstanding thing for me is that we’ve had only three losses this year; we started it as No 4 in the world and have ended it as No 2. We had ten superstars away for this tour and this was an inexperienced side. We’re not used to playing these conditions and the great thing is how the youngsters have adapted. The next World Cup will be here and this is how you win trophies, by grinding things out. We’ve added a defence on this tour and the team has a long way.”LosersEngland coach Stuart Lancaster: “The physicality was a big step-up from the Australia game. We asked the players to make that step and they delivered. The try was pretty unlucky for us but it’s how you react – have you got the character to come back against the second-best team in the world? And our response showed you can’t question the character of this team. We didn’t win but there was enough there from a young team to give us confidence for the long term. We won’t go into the All Blacks game worrying that we won’t get a performance.”Top statsEngland had 60% of the territory and 58% of the ball. They conceded almost half the number of penalties (nine to the Boks’ 17) and made 433 metres with ball in hand against the Boks’ 169. There were five line breaks by England to South Africa’s one. If only they had kicked all their goals…ENGLAND: Alex Goode; Chris Ashton, Manu Samoa, Brad Barritt, Mike Brown; Toby Flood (Owen Farrell 6-10, 45), Ben Youngs (Danny Care 67); Alex Corbisiero (Mako Vunipola 53), Tom Youngs (David Paice 67), Dan Cole (David Wilson 75), Joe Launchbury (Mauritz Botha 72), Geoff Parling, Tom Wood (James Haskell 53), Chris Robshaw (capt), Ben Morgan.Replacement not used: Jonathan Joseph.SOUTH AFRICA: Zane Kirchner; JP Pietersen, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (capt), Francois Hougaard; Pat Lambie, Ruan Pienaar; Gurthrö Steenkamp (Heinke van der Merwe 61), Adriaan Strauss (Schalk Brits 74), Jannie du Plessis (Pat Cilliers ht), Eben Etzebeth (Flip van der Merwe 69), Juandré Kruger, Francois Louw, Willem Alberts (Marcell Coetzee 56), Duane Vermeulen.last_img read more

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Archbishop of Cape Town’s letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, January 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm A disturbing, highly-out-of-context quotation of scripture does nothing to support the concept of a covenant, and, to those who recognize this, a shockingly underwhelming letter. In the study of Philosophy, this technique is sometimes called “appeal to authority,” and is often quoted in place of fact. Those of us who pray for unity will, sadly, not feel supported by this letter. Those who pray for diversity will, sadly, not be swayed otherwise. Tags Comments are closed. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Stuart Lauters says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID January 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm It is apparent that Archbishop Thabo, as well as others urging adoption of the Anglican Covenant, are having not inconsiderable difficulty with the notion of living in tension which is to be expected in a situation such as Anglicanism adapting to local needs while being based on a shared heritage of worship in lieu of specific understandings of church doctrines. It is also obvious that he and other like minded individuals would possibly feel more at home in a hierarchal situation similar to that of the Roman Catholic Church where provincial autonomy is not an issue.I am not writing this in a spirt of, to paraphrase, We have no need of those who see the Anglican Covenant as currently written as the only way through our difficulties. What I am writing is that we must be prepared to commit to continuing dialog on the issue or issues that precipitated the Covenant in the first place even if it means the dialog must continue after most if not all of the current participants in the debate are long gone. Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Donald Jack Newsom says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET [Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town] The Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, has written to the archbishop of Canterbury in response to his Advent letter to the primates of the Anglican Communion and moderators of the United Churches. In his letter, Makgoba reflects on the Anglican Covenant as “necessary” for Anglicans “in recalling us to ourselves.” He argues that the Covenant must be considered on the basis of its ability to help Anglicans recover their true vocation within God’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  This includes growing more fully into the life of “mutual responsibility and interdependence” which the 1963 Toronto Congress identified and from which the Communion has since drifted.  Recalling how the Communion was able to stand in solidarity with Southern Africa in the past, he sees the Covenant as being an effective vehicle for more fully expressing Anglicanism’s theological, pastoral and missional understandings and callings.Therefore, he says, it is a mistake to focus too narrowly either on the disagreements around human sexuality, or on seeking legally or structurally based solutions to current Anglican difficulties.  The identity of the Communion’s member churches “should not principally be conveyed through legal prisms, whether of some form of centralising authority, or of Provinces’ constitutions and canon law which must be ‘safeguarded’ from external ‘interference.’” The Covenant also ensures that the Communion cannot “rest content with the sort of ‘autonomous’ ecclesial units that implicitly privilege juridical unilateralism over autonomy more rightly understood as the growing organic interdependence that must inevitably mark the living body of Christ” and so is necessary in taking the Communion beyond the context in which current difficulties could arise and be pursued so acrimoniously.Though recognizing the reality of human fallibility, the Communion should look to “the salvific work of Jesus Christ” and put its trust in him, rather than appearing to seek structural or legal solutions to its difficulties.  He sees the Covenant as a means for doing this, since it “places God’s vision for God’s Church and God’s world center-stage; and then invites us to live into this as our ultimate and overriding context and calling.” The provisions of the Covenant – which neither create new structures nor interfere in Provinces’ life – should be understood, he argues, in terms of “the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” (Rom 8:2).  Covenanting together does not mean legal restrictions, but instead, says Makgoba, “constraining ourselves through the same sort of mutuality of love St Paul had in mind when he wrote ‘all things are lawful but not all things are beneficial – all things are lawful but not all things build up’” (1 Cor 10:23). The archbishop encourages those who are daunted by the challenge of living together in Christ by noting that “St Paul is under no illusions as to how difficult it can be,” in illustrating this by the mutual incomprehension of seeing and hearing within a human body.  He also points to Southern Africa’s experience of bridging vast differences in the past and today.Finally, he encourages those Provinces of the Anglican Communion which have yet to do so, to adopt the Covenant.  He says “echoing St Paul, we affirm that we cannot say ‘We have no need of you’ (1 Cor 12:21).”  He concludes by urging “all of you, as partners covenanting to go forward in newness of life together, are ‘indispensable’” (v.22) to our own ability to grow in faithful obedience to what we believe is God’s vocation for all Anglicans, and ultimately towards the fullness of his vision for his One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.The full text of Archbishop Makgoba’s letter follows below.My dear brother in ChristWith love and prayers, I greet you this Epiphany-tide in the name of Christ, made manifest as Lord and Saviour of all.Reading your Advent letter again, in the quieter period following Christmas, underlined the particular gift that the Communion has the potential to be, as together we share the message that Jesus Christ is truly ‘the Light to all nations’, in whatever troubles the world faces.  This was vividly evident in the visit I made with you to Zimbabwe.  The capacity to act together – across old divides of colonisers and colonised, and contemporary differences of rich and poor, north and south, through God’s gift of unity to the Communion – gives considerable force to our joint proclamation of Christ as the Light of the World.  We cannot put in jeopardy our ability to spread the Gospel in this way.  In everything from standing in solidarity with Bishop Chad of Harare and his clergy and people, to contributing effectively to debate on reshaping international economic structures in ways that are more just, we need to do our utmost in ensuring God’s word is effectively expressed in and to his world.Support during the apartheid era to us in Southern Africa from across the Anglican world demonstrated how great a difference the Communion can make:  from the pastoral care such encouragement brought, through to its impact in helping us speak truth to power.  Our theological convictions that God had called us to a particular expression of common life within the body of Christ thus bore both pastoral and missional fruit during the struggle years.  Enjoying an identity that has dimensions beyond the borders of our Province has continued to empower us to speak courageously and truthfully in all circumstances – for we believe that, as in the past, if any of us are adversely touched in any way, the whole Communion is touched.Yet such mutuality cannot be taken for granted, and indeed, the way that our disagreements on human sexuality have played out suggests we had already begun to drift from that particular sense of belonging to God and to each other, within the wider body of Christ, which was so strong in Southern Africa’s great time of need.  It seems to me that the Covenant is entirely necessary, in recalling us to ourselves.  Only in this way can we continue to grow in bearing this rich fruit that comes from living the life which is both God’s gift and God’s calling.  This is how we have seen the Covenant, and so the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has taken the first step towards adopting it, with the concluding stage of ratification on the agenda for our next Provincial Synod in 2013).Conscious of this, I offer these reflections on the Covenant, and its potential – if we are prepared to work wholeheartedly within its framework, trusting God and one another – to help us grow more fully into our calling as faithful Anglicans, faithful Christians, faithful members of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  This is the proper context for our discerning of truth, our pursuit of unity, and our understanding of (and, indeed, our disagreeing over) how they relate.  It concerns me greatly, therefore, that, from what I read on line and elsewhere, and from the responses I received to the article I wrote for The Living Church last year, too much of the debate around the Covenant seems to have lost sight of this as our true context.  There appears to be a too narrowly blinkered focus on questions not primarily directed towards growing as faithful and obedient members together of the body of Christ, of which he is the one true head, with all that this entails.Arguments that the Covenant is ‘not fit for purpose’ (for example through ‘going too far’ or ‘not going far enough’) are too often predicated upon an inadequate model of ‘being church’ and what it means to live as members of the body of Christ.  Implicit, it seems to me, is a diminished view of God’s grace, God’s redemptive power and purposes, and God’s vision and calling upon his people and his Church, and so of Anglicanism’s place within these.  Our sense of who we are, and called to become, should not principally be conveyed through legal prisms, whether of some form of centralising authority, or of Provinces’ constitutions and canon law which must be ‘safeguarded’ from external ‘interference’.  Nor should we primarily look to structural or legal solutions to our undeniable difficulties or for regulating our relationships.Scripture reminds us that solving our problems ultimately rests not on our efforts but on the salvific work of Jesus Christ.  He is the one who can make the Church faithful and obedient, holy and loving.  For he ‘loved the Church and gave himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, so as to present the church to himself in splendour, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind – yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish’ (Eph 5:25-7).  Do we truly believe and trust in this promise of God for ourselves?  Do we truly believe and trust in this promise of God at work in the lives of other Anglicans?  Of course we must work with the reality of human failings, but surely we should debate and behave and order our lives on the basis of the overriding sure and certain hope of God’s redemption in Christ.Seeing the Covenant merely as a product of disagreements over human sexuality, or in terms of whether or not it provides particular solutions to these disagreements, is therefore to miss the fundamental point.  As I noted earlier, it seems that, especially in the acrimonious and bitter ways we have often handled our differences, disunity over sexuality was symptomatic of a deeper malaise within our common life.  I suspect this reflects a failure to take seriously the commitments to ‘Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in the Body of Christ’ made at the 1963 Toronto Congress.  We said then ‘our unity in Christ, expressed in our full communion, is the most profound bond among us, in all our political and racial and cultural diversity’ and in consequence, ‘our need is … to understand how God has led us, through the sometimes painful history of our time, to see the gifts of freedom and communion in their great terms, and to live up to them.’  The Congress warned ‘if we are not responsible stewards of what Christ has given us, we will lose even what we have.’  But it appears we have not been responsible, taking one another for granted, being content to drift apart, allowing ourselves to be preoccupied with our own concerns, so that when differences arose we had lost our ability to connect and work through them in love together.Therefore, to ask if the Covenant is ‘fit for purpose’ should be to ask whether it helps us address the foundational question of growing together in faithful obedience within the body of Christ.  And it seems to me that, above all else, the Covenant does indeed do this, in the way it places God’s vision for God’s Church and God’s world centre-stage; and then invites us to live into this as our ultimate and overriding context and calling.  It does not create new structures or authorities, nor alters constitutions; and scope for individual action remains considerable (as your letter underlines).  But nor will it allow us to rest content with the sort of ‘autonomous’ ecclesial units that implicitly privilege juridical unilateralism over autonomy more rightly understood as the growing organic interdependence that must inevitably mark the living body of Christ.  As ‘Covenant’, it propels us towards understanding and expressing its legal provisions in terms of ‘the law of the Spirit* of life in Christ Jesus’ (Rom 8:2); constraining ourselves through the same sort of mutuality of love St Paul had in mind when he wrote ‘all things are lawful but not all things are beneficial – all things are lawful but not all things build up’ (1 Cor 10:23).  It thus invites us – invites God’s Spirit – to breathe new and redemptive life into the Communion’s existing frameworks.Where we are apprehensive about our ability to ‘lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace’ (Eph 4:1-2), then it is reassuring to note that St Paul is under no illusions as to how difficult it can be to relate to those who are different within Christ’s body.  Members who are otherwise completely mutually incomprehensible (as seeing is to the ear, hearing to the eye – 1 Cor 12:17) can nonetheless hold together, if they can recognise that Christ lives in the other.  This is something we learnt in the past in Southern Africa, and continue to experience across vast ethnic, cultural, political and socio-economic differences.  More than this, we have found that, even in painful difference, we are better able to discern God’s truth together than apart.  All this is why we hold together in ongoing debate across the whole spectrum of views on human sexuality – we do not agree, and our differences are sharp and painful, but we will not turn our backs on brothers and sisters in Christ and instead will keep wrestling together.  This is why we are proceeding towards adopting the Covenant.Finally, this is why we hold in our prayers those Provinces, including the Church of England, who are still considering the Covenant.  The Communion, and all it has the potential to be and become, under God, matters.  Echoing St Paul, we affirm that we cannot say ‘We have no need of you’ (1 Cor 12:21).  Rather, all of you, as partners covenanting to go forward in newness of life together, are ‘indispensable’ (v.22) to our own ability to grow in faithful obedience to what we believe is God’s vocation for all Anglicans, and ultimately towards the fullness of his vision for his One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.Yours in the service of Christ+Thabo Cape Town Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Posted Jan 10, 2012 Archbishop of Canterbury This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ William Wilcox says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA January 12, 2012 at 8:23 am I honor the intent of Archbishop Makgoba’s letter and his reflections on the importance of the Communion theologically, spiritually and for shared ministry. The Church in South Africa has experience of the power of Communion-wide connections that those of us in North America can’t know in the same way. That said, I remain unconvinced the Covenant as proposed would, in fact, strengthen those vital bonds the Archbishop writes of so movingly. The first three sections are a good expression of the theological grounding of the shared life and ministry of the Communion. But the fourth section with its various quasi-legal procedures seems designed not, as the Archbishop writes, to help us “hold together in ongoing debate across the whole spectrum of views on human sexuality”, but rather to short-circuit that (and other) challenging but needed debates within the Communion. It also risks creating a series of adversarial struggles rather than deepening of life in Christ. We can continue to do the latter by shared worship, prayer and ministry without the Covenant. I share the Archbishop’s desire for a more deeply connected Communion. I don’t think the Covenant is the right means to that end. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments (4) Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Archbishop of Cape Town’s letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury ‘A necessary Covenant’ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Africa, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Press Release Service January 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm Clearly, different cultural perspectives and proclivities will continue over time. The Covenent is , presently, the sole inclusive, rational, and Scripturally-based approach for us, as individual Anglicants, to live into our confirmed Baptismal Covenants. I am convinced that we, the “fannies in the pews,” will feel that The Body is protected, civility in disagreement restored, and, eventually, unity restored to the Anglican Communion. I can not but agree completely with Archbishop Thabo! Jack Zamboni says: last_img read more

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Dunkin’ Donuts Removes Fan Favorite from Menu

first_img DD Transitioning to summer options Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Dunkin’ Donuts is making changes to its menu just in time for warmer weather. But for those who are a fan of the Coolatta, it will no longer appear on the menu.In its place, Dunkin’ Donuts will now offer a frozen coffee drink which will be a blended beverage of iced coffee, made with coffee extract, dairy, and sugar.As Dunkin’ Donuts continues to look at coffee trends, the Coolatta packed a caffeine jolt with a hefty calorie and sugar count. A large Frozen Mocha Coffee Coolatta with cream contains 990 calories and 133 grams of sugar,  the same amount of calories as three chocolate creme donuts.In addition to the frozen coffee drink, Dunkin’ has brought back the butter pecan flavored iced coffee and the nationwide launch of fruited iced teas. The brand will introduce two new donuts designed specifically to feature flavors ideal for pairing with the brand’s coffee beverages. For breakfast lovers, Dunkin’ Donuts is unveiling a pretzel croissant as part of its new Pretzel Croissant Breakfast Sandwich.New Drinks Offerings Coconut Crème Pie flavored iced coffee offers a creamy combo of vanilla, coconut and sweet pie crust flavors. Returning fan favorite Butter Pecan flavored iced coffee features indulgent butter roasted pecan and sweet cream flavors. Both can be enjoyed hot or iced and in any coffee, latte or macchiato.Fruited Iced Teas nationwide. Featuring freshly-brewed Black tea or 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified Green Tea mixed with real fruit juice and topped with real pieces of fruit, Fruited Iced Teas are available in two flavors, Mango Pineapple and Blackberry.Frozen Drinks include– Original Hot Chocolate, Dunkaccino, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and Mint Hot Chocolate at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the country.New Donut Offerings Chocolate Pretzel Donut –  a glazed chocolate cake donut topped with sweet caramel icing drizzle and salty crushed pretzels. The salty pretzel topping and sweet notes of chocolate and caramel provide the ideal balance to the sweet, creamy, toasted nut flavor of the Butter Pecan Coffee.Peanut Butter Delight Croissant Donut- features a glazed croissant donut filled with peanut butter -butter creme and topped with a chocolate icing drizzle.Spring Flowers Donut-, a yeast ring donut frosted with light green icing and topped with flower sprinkles.Pretzel Croissant Breakfast Sandwich –. The sandwich features Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, egg and Wisconsin Aged White Cheddar Cheese, served on a new pretzel croissant that brings together the flaky, buttery goodness of a croissant with the salty deliciousness of a pretzel. The Pretzel Croissant Breakfast Sandwich can be enjoyed with a Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!center_img Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSDunkin’ Donuts Previous articleWhat is the role of an Apopka City Commissioner?Next articleKissimmee Fire Department now equipped to save pet lives Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Pipex to provide Sport Relief fundraising websites

first_img Howard Lake | 13 July 2006 | News Working with Cisco Systems, Oracle and Sun Microsystems to optimise the enterprise-quality GRID-enabled clustered Oracle 10g database, Pipex will ensure that they maximise the site’s potential availability. Pipex to provide Sport Relief fundraising websites Comic Relief has chosen Pipex Network Services to provide connectivity, hosting and management for the infrastructure that supports its online presence and digital donations for Sport Relief 2006.Pipex Network Services will provide a secure, high capacity network interface and resilient managed hosting solutions to ensure that the charity will be able to process millions millions of pounds worth of donations via its sportrelief.com website and interactive TV. Transaction volumes are expected to peak at £540,000 during the busiest 15 minutes of the live BBC ONE programme tomorrow.Security and continuity measures include multiple layer redundant firewalls and VPN access, housing the infrastructure within two data centres located over 250km apart in a pair of regionally load-balanced web server farms, and implementing full onsite and offsite backup and failover plans. Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Technology 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.last_img read more

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Segunda Asamblea de asambleas de los Chalecos amarillos: ‘Hay que salir del capitalismo’

first_imgHerrera, economista marxista e investigador del Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) de Francia, que trabaja en el Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne, París, escribió este artículo el 11 de abril. Traducción por redroja.net. El “Acto 21” de los chalecos amarillos tuvo lugar, como se viene haciendo desde hace cinco meses cada sábado, el 6 de abril. Pero al mismo tiempo también tuvo lugar en Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique), un acontecimiento que va a influir sin duda alguna en el curso de las luchas futuras en el país: se trata de la segunda Asamblea de asambleas de los chalecos amarillos.Es como el núcleo central del movimiento. La primera había tenido lugar en la Meuse (Commercy) a finales de enero y ya entonces reunió a 70 delegaciones. Esta vez 200 delegaciones vinieron a Saint-Nazaire, es decir, unos 800 delegadas y delegados estuvieron allí presentes (dos representantes más dos observadores por delegación). Y eso sin contar a los simpatizantes, periodistas, curiosos… Estos delegados estaban mandatados por unos 10.000 chalecos amarillos movilizados en diferentes puntos de lucha: rotondas, plazas o peajes… pero también, cuando las fuerzas de seguridad los desalojaban de allí, en otros múltiples lugares más afuera del centro y menos visibles (a veces incluso en chiringuitos improvisados). En toda Francia, la resistencia.Al parecer esta asamblea suponía una “amenaza contra el orden público”, lo que le sirvió de pretexto al alcalde de Saint-Nazaire (David Samzun, “socialista”, como él aún se define) para justificar su negativa a facilitar un local a los organizadores. Los elegidos de las comunas vecinas hicieron lo propio, con lo que no se les facilitó ningún salón público. Entonces, los chalecos amarillos se fueron a reunir todos y todas en “su Casa”, la “Casa del Pueblo”, una antigua Oficina de empleo que ocupan desde el último noviembre junto con camaradas sindicalistas. Toda una “ocupación ciudadana” al más puro estilo de la tradición histórica de los clubs de los “sans-culottes” de 1789, de las famosas bolsas de trabajo de los obreros de principios del siglo XX y de las fábricas en huelga del Frente Popular de 1936. Unos pequeños trabajos para adecentar el lugar y mucha solidaridad, les permitieron reunirse para reencontrarse y animarse mutuamente. Para debatir y para luchar mejor. Y para organizarse.El encuentro inicialmente estaba previsto para los últimos días de marzo, pero las dificultades materiales para llegar a fin de mes de la mayoría de los participantes – añadidas a las de la logística – obligaron a retrasarlo unos días; a principios de mes, recibida la paga o el subsidio, la gente que no nada en el oro respira un poquito mejor. Muchos más quisieron asistir pero la afluencia obligó a los organizadores a cerrar las inscripciones. Otros, aún más numerosos, no pudieron venir por no poder pagarse el desplazamiento, ni contar con la generosidad de los compañeros, con recursos irrisorios, ni contar con sus propias fuerzas. Pero en 1864 ¿acaso no se decía en el primer considerando de los estatutos de la Asociación Internacional de los Trabajadores que “la emancipación de la clase obrera debe ser obra de los trabajadores mismos”? Cuando se es chaleco amarillo no se tiene miedo ni del barro ni de la lluvia ni de los bolsillos vacíos.Las discusiones fueron seriasDurante tres días, las discusiones fueron muy serias. Difíciles incluso, acaloradas, caóticas… A semejanza de la movilización emprendida en noviembre, revelaron la determinación de los chalecos amarillos, su oposición resuelta, tenaz, a esta sociedad de desigualdades e injusticias que simboliza el presidente Macron, su condena unánime de la violencia, de las represiones policiales de que son víctimas, su terca voluntad de poner en el centro del movimiento la democracia directa, de pensar y reinventar sus formas auténticas, desde la base, sin líder autoproclamado o jefe recuperado, de encontrar el “equilibrio entre espontaneidad y organización“. El colectivo está por encima de todo, en la “horizontalidad”. Y el mantenimiento en la unidad de un movimiento contra todo riesgo de división y fragmentación, que aglutina a un pueblo a pesar de sus diferencias (a veces de sensibilidad política, a veces de origen social), que sigue beneficiándose además de una buena imagen y un fuerte apoyo de la opinión pública, es lo que hace avanzar las luchas.Los debates, que se pudieron seguir y todavía se pueden ver en la telaraña (aquí), se estructuraron en grupos de trabajo temáticos: los modos de actuación del movimiento, la comunicación interna y externa, la formulación de las reivindicaciones, los puntos de convergencia con los sindicatos y otros colectivos, el futuro de la movilización… Al final, la sesión plenaria presentó las síntesis de las discusiones de comisión (elaboradas por la noche…) y un texto final. Un texto particularmente lúcido y radical. Un texto que se sometería más tarde a votación en las diferentes asambleas locales de los chalecos amarillos. ¿Qué dice este texto?Cosas esenciales. Dice que las reivindicaciones deben concentrarse en la subida de los salarios, las pensiones y los mínimos sociales, con especial atención a los nueve millones de personas que viven por debajo del umbral de la pobreza en el país. Dice que hay que reforzar los servicios públicos para todas y todos. Eso ya es fundamental.El texto dice “No” a la violencia impuesta por una minoría de privilegiados contra todo un pueblo; y “Sí” a la anulación de las condenas de los encarcelados y condenados del movimiento de los chalecos amarillos. “Las violencias policiales son un acto de intimidación política que busca aterrorizarnos para impedirnos actuar. La represión judicial toma el relevo para ahogar el movimiento. (…) Lo que estamos viviendo nosotros hoy, es lo cotidiano en los barrios populares desde hace décadas”.Habla también de su rechazo a la « superchería del Gran Debate nacional” promovido y manipulado por el presidente Macrón, así como de su rechazo a participar en las elecciones europeas el próximo mes: “la calle nos une, las elecciones nos dividen”. “Es en la lucha donde se construye la Europa de los pueblos (…) Es en una lucha coordinada contra nuestros comunes explotadores donde echaremos las bases de un entendimiento fraterno entre los pueblos de Europa y otras regiones”.Contra este sistemaEste 7 de abril, el llamamiento de la Asamblea de asambleas de los chalecos amarillos en Saint-Nazaire dice también y sobre todo que “para mejorar nuestras condiciones de vida, (…) para reconstruir nuestros derechos y libertades, (…) para hacer desaparecer la formas de desigualdad, de injusticia, de discriminación”, para que llegue al fin “la solidaridad y la dignidad”, habrá que cambiar de sistema: “conscientes de que tenemos que combatir un sistema global, consideramos que hay que salir del capitalismo”. Y para ello, “Poner al conjunto de ciudadanos y ciudadanas en posición de combate contra este sistema”.En cuanto al mensaje dirigido a los ecologistas, es de una claridad total, ¡y cuán progresista! ¿Lograrán entenderlo? Sí que deberían entenderlo. Ya que la urgencia medioambiental está ahí, se hace indispensable la convergencia de la lucha por la ecología con las luchas por el progreso social. Es la misma lógica de explotación infinita del capitalismo que destruye a los seres humanos y la vida sobre la Tierra. Con el fin de proteger el medioambiente, hay que cambiar un sistema nocivo para los humanos y para la ecología”. Esto, para los que tenían dudas sobre la orientación hacia la izquierda del movimiento…Estas orientaciones y formulaciones no han sido fáciles de hacer surgir. Algunos las han tildado de prematuras. Otros temían que el movimiento se dogmatizara, se endoctrinara, se endureciera en demasía. Por supuesto que estamos aún muy lejos de una salida del sistema capitalista. Pero es ya tan importante saber que tenemos que luchar… Porque los chalecos amarillos, reunidos en el jaleo y barahunta de esta Casa del pueblo “por el honor de los trabajadores y por un mundo mejor”, al menos ellos han comprendido claramente y muy claramente expresado, eso que nadie o casi nadie de entre los altos dirigentes partidistas o sindicales, nadie de entre nuestros artistas comprometidos o nuestros grandes intelectuales comprende o expresa. Sí, para pretender construir “un mundo de libertad, de igualdad y de fraternidad”, tenemos que salir del capitalismo. Sin duda alguna. Sin eso, nada es posible. Por ahí es por donde comienza cualquier programa alternativo verdadero. Porque los chalecos amarillos, alzados contra lo insoportable, nunca más se dejarán hacer. El siglo XXI no será el fin de la historia; será el principio de una nueva civilización. Post-capitalista.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The Cookbook – original work by Limerick chefs raising funds for…

first_imgNewsThe Cookbook – original work by Limerick chefs raising funds for cancer foundationBy Rose Rushe – March 10, 2016 955 Twitter Previous articleLooking towards The Chaos WithinNext article#WATCH new #Limerick TDs begin Dail journey under Spring sunshine Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post The Cookbook, by top restaurant chefs in the region; compiled by Alice O’FarrellLIMERICK Post’s centre-spread focus today by Bernie English is on The Cookbook, an illustrated book of recipes brought together by cancer survivor Alice O’Farrell.A vibrant testament to life and achievement post-recovery, The Cookbook is the result of Alice galvanising the best chefs in the Mid West to provide individual recipes for this handsome publication.It will be launched formally at the Sparkle and Shine Easter Ball at Limerick Strand Hotel, in association with the Keith Duffy Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the Mid West Cancer Foundation and the Symptomatic Breast Unit, operating out of University Hospital Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Order online in advance from www.thecookbook.ie Print Emailcenter_img Linkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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