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30 Minutes with… Referee Wayne Barnes

first_img Do you have any nicknames?At uni I was known as ‘Wurzel’ as I’m from the West Country. Whenever I warm up and hear, “Hey, Wurzel!” I know an old uni mate is in the crowd.What position did you play then? 
I was a non-tackling back-row. I was inspired to try and make big hits but really, at 6ft 3in and 90kg (14st 2lb), I was there to be used in the lineout.What’s your guilty pleasure?The biggest one is musicals. I love West End shows. So does Mike Catt. When he was at the RFU and we were both at an event, you’d find us in a corner practicing a number from Les Mis or something.Who’d be your dream three dinner party guests?I’d say Michael Ball or Alfie Boe, whoever is free on the night, for the entertainment factor. Barack Obama, to find out what the last eight years have been like. Then I’d invite someone for my wife Polly to talk to as she hates musicals but likes fashion, like Victoria Beckham.In the spotlight: Alfie Boe on the West End stage with Katherine Jenkins. Photo: Getty ImagesDo you have any bugbears?Firstly, whistling – and this is from a ref! When someone walks past whistling, it’s like they are saying: “I am much happier than you are.” And the other thing is litter.Are you busy off the field?I still work as a barrister specialising in bribery and corruption, and actually another thing I dislike is people running in a suit – for a train or something like that. You’re not James Bond! I work every week, with the number of days depending on my rugby commitments.Who’s the funniest official?We’re a close bunch – Nigel Owens, myself and Craig Joubert all came through the sevens together. The public don’t get to know the refs like we do and the likes of Romain Poite and George Clancy have a really great sense of humour – and are fantastic in the referees’ court session!Funny man: Nigel Owens chats to Ireland’s fly-half Johnny Sexton. Photo: Getty ImagesDo you have any phobias? I don’t think refs need to be remembered, just respected by peers. We’re not there to be popular. I try to communicate as much as I can on the pitch. Hopefully I’d be respected by players too.This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Man in the middle: Wayne Barnes is set to officiate his ninety-fifth international this tournament (Getty Images) center_img I’m petrified of heights and our offices are on 
the 25th floor of the Shard!What’s the funniest thing seen on the pitch?Once, at Leicester, a spectator had had a few too many and ran on the pitch. Tom Croft came up to me and said: “Barnesy, you’ve got to stop bringing your family to games.”What’s your most embarrassing moment?I once got smashed by Ian Keatley of Munster. He almost took my head off. It got a big cheer from the crowd.If you could be anyone in rugby, who would it be?If you look at the young refs now, someone like Craig Maxwell-Keys is fit as a fiddle without having to train very hard. As for players, I’ve always had a soft spot for the front row. Maybe Richard Hibbard. He’s a nice guy, a pretty talented player and he has those long flowing locks!Blond ambition: Richard Hibbard in the thick of it for Gloucester. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s the worst job you’ve had?There used to be a factory in the Forest of Dean where they made Ribena. I used to squash the berries into a pulp. It was shift work and if you went in after a few the night before, you’d get the fumes from the berries…What are your goals away from rugby?I’ve always wanted to play the piano properly. I can read a bit of sheet music, but I’d love to sit down at the end of a night out and spark up Sweet Caroline.How would you like to be remembered? Find out what makes referee Wayne Barnes tick off the fieldlast_img read more

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New Zealand clerics seek an official measure of child poverty

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By David CramptonPosted Sep 11, 2012 Featured Events 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Ecumenical News International] Child poverty in New Zealand is drawing attention from several denominations after a recent report outlined legislative plans to help children through tax and welfare changes.The New Zealand government has cited difficulties with measuring child poverty, due to some families’ fluctuating income levels, but clergy from seven denominations said accurate measurement is urgently needed.“It is essential that this is done,” the Salvation Army’s Major Campbell Roberts told ENInews. “Otherwise you don’t know what you are dealing with.”Roberts also said he feels churches aren’t doing enough to address poverty. “I think we could be doing more. We don’t want there to be any excuse for a child not to get appropriate housing or health care.”He was a member of the Expert Advisory Group that issued a report titled Issues and Options on Aug. 28 that suggested the legislative remedies. The group was formed last March by the Children’s Commissioner, the office that oversees child welfare in New Zealand. After a month’s public feedback, the Commissioner will issue a final report to the government in December.Roberts also advises Salvation Army Commander Donald Bell, who considers measurement will provide a true picture of poverty. “With meaningful goals in place, our policymakers can implement practical changes and measure outcomes that make a real and significant difference to children currently living in poverty,” Bell said.The denominations calling for accurate measurement, besides the Salvation Army, were the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and Assemblies of God churches.They called the level of child poverty in New Zealand “unacceptably high.” The Commissioner has reported that in 2006/07, 230,000, or 22 percent, of New Zealand children lived in households with incomes below the 60 percent median income poverty line, after taking housing costs into account.Catholic Archbishop John Dew said he believes clerics have a collective responsibility to strive to do the best for children. “We owe it to our children to give them a voice in this discussion and the decisions that will follow.”“Addressing poverty is about being central to God’s heart,” said New Zealand’s newest Anglican diocesan bishop, Wellington’s Justin Duckworth, who was consecrated June 30.Along with his family and his archbishop, David Moxon, Duckworth will be “living below the line” from Sept. 24-28, on NZ$2.25 (US$1.25) a day — the International Extreme Poverty Line as defined by the World Bank. The challenge is a brainchild of the Global Poverty Project, which creates awareness of extreme poverty. 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Pop music’s Beyoncé inspires Eucharist at Grace Cathedral in San…

first_img Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a multiplatinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and trendsetter. Her music, lyrics and life inspire the theme of a Eucharist at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Photo: Wikipedia Commons[Episcopal News Service] They liked it, so they created a Eucharist on it.Sometimes controversial, often empowering, pop culture icon Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s music, lyrics and life have inspired faith leaders to organize an alternative church service April 25 at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.At Beyoncé Mass, churchgoers can learn about the formation of the wild (or not-so wild?) idea that this celebrated singer’s lyrics can be tied to biblical messages.It’s a Wednesday evening service created by The Vine for faith seekers and fans to sing their Beyoncé favorites and “discover how her art opens a window into the lives of the marginalized and forgotten, particularly black women,” the cathedral’s event announcement says. Launched in March 2017, The Vine is both a service and an offer of community for city folks and spiritual seekers through contemporary worship with great music on Wednesday nights, or small “Grace Groups” throughout the city, according to the website.The idea for this Eucharist originates from the “Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible” class taught by the Rev. Yolanda Norton, assistant professor of Old Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary.The Rev. Yolanda Norton is assistant professor at San Francisco Theological Seminary, where she teaches a class called “Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible.” Photo: San Francisco Theological SeminaryNorton plans to preach at the Beyoncé Mass at Grace Cathedral’s ecumenical service. She’s a Disciples of Christ minister who teaches at the Presbyterian seminary. Her scholarly work specializes in women in scripture, liberation and people of color. Norton was in high school when Beyoncé first came on the scene as part of the Destiny’s Child singing group.“I mentor young black women watching [Beyoncé] come into her own, which has helped them come into their own. To me, to have these conversations allows women to examine how they fit in society,” Norton told Episcopal News Service two days before the mass.“It’s a way of saying to dominant culture, ‘We’re here.’ Nobody’s ignoring Beyoncé, and because of that, you can’t ignore black women and our contribution to the church and to society,” she continued. “This is our reality: being called the angry black woman or being called too sexual or too black. All these issues are embodied in one figure.”But is Beyoncé Mass just another gimmicky way to make lemonade out of lemons (see Beyoncé’s 2016 Lemonade album, a product of her personal pain) to get young people more active in church? Church of almost all denominations — you know, those places where couples walk down the aisle and put a ring on it, like Beyoncé suggests her paramour should’ve done if he liked her so much, in her song “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” — have had lagging attendance for years, but Episcopal naysayers on social media worry that this kind of themed service is a form of idolatry. They also say that Beyoncé should not be held up as a Christian example.Addressing those concerns, organizers want to emphasize that the service’s focus of worship remains on the ultimate “survivor” long before Queen Bey: the one and only OG (original gangster) and superstar, Jesus Christ. (See her “Survivor” song when she was part of Destiny’s Child.)“You may have heard criticisms from our fundamentalist brothers and sisters that Grace Cathedral worships Beyoncé rather than our Lord Jesus,” said the Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral, in an April 20 message to his congregation.“As supporters of the cathedral, you know how important it is for us to be involved in the public life of our city and the world. A longing for justice lies at the heart of our identity. We have a tradition of engaging popular culture on issues of social justice that stretches back long before our controversial Duke Ellington Jazz Service in the mid-1960s,” Young said.Ellington aside, this service is by no means one of the first pop-themed Eucharist or Episcopal services, says the Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, who followed the Beyoncé Mass discussion on social media. His April 20 post on Twitter started: “Theme masses are all the rage!”For example, Gunn pointed out, Episcopal and Anglican churches have hosted U2ucharist services with glow sticks and streamers across the United States since at least 2006. There was once a Dr. Seuss-charist in Canada (“That’s unfortunate,” Gunn quipped), and churches have held rave dance party masses and  pirate Eucharists. St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego has been hosting a Zydeco mass on Shrove Tuesday every year since the late 1990s.“St. Paul said that Jesus talked about being all things to all people, that we have to preach the gospel in the way that people can hear it,” Gunn told ENS. “If a themed Eucharist reaches more people, that’s fine. My concern is that the themed Eucharist should always be most focused on Jesus.”Theme masses are all the rage! As for me, because I’m always keen to be au courant, I’m getting a press release ready to trumpet my shiny new BCP-charist.— Scott Gunn ن (@scottagunn) April 20, 2018This is the third week in The Vine’s teaching series, “Speaking Truth: The Power of Story in Community.”A historic symbol of the #MeToo movement if there ever was one, Mary Magdalene was the theme of a previous Wednesday night service. This independent, strong disciple of Christ was wrongly depicted as a reformed prostitute in religious art and interpretations for centuries, said Sam Lundquist, a seminary student taking Norton’s class. He’s interning at The Vine and helped the cathedral partner with the seminary to translate what was used as a 25-minute seminary chapel service into an hour-long Eucharist that will include liturgical dance.Grace Cathedral in San Francisco is hosting a Beyoncé Mass as part of its The Vine series on Wednesday nights. Photo: Wikipedia Commons“The church is in so much need of connecting people to the amazing Christian story in new and exciting ways. We’ve done that well for so many hundreds and hundreds of years, and this is no different. This is connecting people using something in culture. And this is just as spiritual as anything else,” Lundquist told ENS.The class uses Beyoncé as a central figure for what black women face in society and in church; black motherhood and womanhood; the ways their bodies are judged or policed; and respectability politics, Norton said.“We use her career and music to have those conversations to examine biblical text. It’s important to me as a biblical scholar and a minister to say to these students, ‘I want you to begin thinking what this means for the church, for your faith,’” she said.Norton and Lundquist didn’t want to give away any surprises, but they did say one of the service’s central theme songs will be Beyoncé’s “Flaws and All” song. She might’ve written it for husband and rapper Jay-Z or for their children, but it easily translates to something intended for God, she said.Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is the first female artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her first five studio albums, according to Biography.com. Photo: Wikipedia Commons“She talks about being a train wreck and when I need attention, I tend to nag. I neglect you when I’m working, and you see past all that. The chorus of that is ‘I don’t know why you love me, and that’s why I love you.’ It’s an intimate conversation we can have with God,” Norton said. “God sees us, flaws and all, and loves us anyway.”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] April 26, 2018 at 7:55 pm Is a gyrating hot pants-clad pole-dancing singer the best introduction to the Gospel with hits like “Blow” and the Jay-Z duet of “Drunk in Love”? I can’t imagine Jesus being introduced by a messenger who made a fortune with lyrics like, “We woke up in the kitchen saying ‘How the hell did this sh-t happen?’”, or “I get filthy with that liquor, give it to me”. Unfortunately, it goes down in the gutter from there but in good taste I won’t share the rest. But, GQ listed her as the “Hottest Woman of the 21st Century” so that must be the reason that she has a mass named after her. Maybe there can be a Rite 1 Beyonce Mass with all the filthy lyrics, and then a Rite 2 Beyonce Mass of the tamer ones. That way people can get whatever message they came for. The appeal of the Crucified and Risen Lord is enough for me.Will the last Episcopalian please turn off the lights in 35 years? Thanks. April 26, 2018 at 10:58 am Having a “Beyonce Mass” is just another gimmick to try and get people in the doors; yes she is an outstanding singer and entertainer and I do not fault her: I fault the Cathedral decision-makers who permitted this event. The more the Church falls ‘in love’ with that which is ‘new and improved’ and au current, the more the Church continues to lose members. Submit an Event Listing Eliza Marth says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA April 27, 2018 at 7:34 am Jean, you rationalize with Scripture which can have several different meanings. I don’t believe pointing out disrespect toward the Sacarement of Holy Eucharist is throwing stones. When Moses descended from the mount with the Ten Commandments he found the masses worshiping idols and he chastised and condemned them for doing so. I see a parallel here. Human Sexuality, Terry Francis says: Comments (29) cynthia seddon says: Comments navigation Newer comments Women’s Ministry Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books April 25, 2018 at 9:06 pm Disrespectful, vacuous, thoughtless, theologically unsound, intellectually indefensible, misguided, blasphemous OR creative, thoughtful, naturally diverse, clever, moving, progressive in the right way, naturally expansive and inclusive, theologically sound, intellectually expressive? I don’t know. I would encourage those who don’t normally post comments to chime in on this one along with the regular participants. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Pierre Whalon says: April 26, 2018 at 6:31 am Taste and see. If a congregation already has a strong, well-established sense of real liturgical adoration, trying something like this is important. If it doesn’t feel right, they’ll know, and either try it differently or do something else. However, anyone seeing a Beyoncé mass or any “theme” liturgy as a way of getting people to join is very much mistaken. See Alexandre Schmemann, For the Life of the World, talking about liturgies designed around the SST or a flood in Pakistan (p. 125) PJ Cabbiness says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Steven Giovangelo says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Nancy Pennekamp says: April 25, 2018 at 11:08 pm Beyoncé is making a joyful noise unto the Lord. In my holy bible, that pleases God. In this day and age where people are turning their backs on making a joyful noise unto the Lord, I can only say I wish there were more doing that in their own way. Beautiful is as beautiful does! Mary Williams says: Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Terry Francis says: April 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm David and Terry; here is a comment about TEC retaining property from break-away congregations. Hate speaks for itself. “Praise the Lord, we’ll take on these schismatic, homophobic ACNA types.” April 26, 2018 at 11:39 pm Thanks for chiming in everyone with your thoughts. One thousand people came to worship with us last night at Grace Cathedral. I wish that you could have seen their faces and their powerful responses to the work of the spirit. It’s hard to get a sense for this from any media report. Together we really were the body of Christ – all the races of the earth gathered in joy. So many people grateful to God and thankful that they can enter a church and not feel condemned. It’s funny, no one gets angry about our Mozart Mass, Brahms Mass and Fauré Mass. Our African American leaders really have something important to say. I think they will inspire you too… April 26, 2018 at 9:51 pm I think we are getting this all confused with worship. I think this is more of a cultural representation to speak to women, black women, where they live, work, teach and pray. We tend to put thoughts, ideas and people down when we do not understand the whole picture or story. We are too quick to judge others when they look or act differently from us. Jesus did not do that. Jesus said to those who were making judgements, and say this not as an exact quote because I do not speak Hebrew nor Greek, “let the one among you who have not sinned cast th first stone.” We all seem to be casting stones aimlessly. We are asked to “love ou neighbor”, if we profess to be Christians or Christ like then they will know we are Christians by ou love and not by our codemnations. I am an Episcopalian and I am a Christian first. I do make mistakes, everyone that is human does this, so I am not trying to shame others I am only trying to say, Love first before doing and saying harsh words to or about others. May the Love of Christ be with you. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bill Louis says: Tony Oberdorfer says: David Trigueiro says: Surya-Patricia Lane Hood says: Rector Tampa, FL April 26, 2018 at 8:12 am Distressing. I’ve attended Baptist services that use a great deal of music during their worship service but Holy Eucharist is always solemn and respectful. I can’t imagine a Beyoncé Eucharist maintaining the dignity of the Sacrament. Then are they really celebrating Eucharist or idolizing the singer’s work for other purposes? As TEC continues to lose numbers it seems it will try just about anything to keep the collection plates filled. April 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm I was deeply touched by this Mass: worship-full, color-full thought-full, pray-full, wonder-full. To those who are uncomfortable with variations of a BCP Rite 1or Rite 2, please rest assured that this was not a principal Sunday service but a mid-week opportunity to worship, hear the Good News, and yes, receive communion. You have Sundays, please rejoice that God is indeed with, in, and among the people during the week. Rector Smithfield, NC Timothy A. Spong says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ April 26, 2018 at 2:04 pm What do you expect from a church that sits in the middle of San Francisco? Enough said. Jean Cavanaugh says: Doug Desper says: April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm You can just look at the Grace Cathedral dean’s statement about the Beyonce Mass on their website. He mentions “fundamentalist brothers and sisters…” The need for labeling others seems to be a constant when our liberal friends don’t want to be questioned. Terry Francis says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Glenn Johnson says: May 2, 2018 at 1:45 am This is the kiss of Judas. April 27, 2018 at 10:00 pm Terry, it would have been helpful if you had included at least one example of progressives throwing stones verbally at people calling themselves conservative. April 27, 2018 at 8:04 am Says a lot about our country’s cultural decline to see Beyonce compared with Mozart and Brahms by the Dean of Grace Cathedral. Comments navigation Newer comments April 25, 2018 at 6:12 pm My mother taught me “If you can’t say something nice, be quiet.” That thought in mind, I’ll now shut up. Rector Shreveport, LA Bill Louis says: Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Pop music’s Beyoncé inspires Eucharist at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco Organizers say Queen Bey’s music opens discussion of marginalized people, especially black women Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Racial Justice & Reconciliation, Press Release Service April 25, 2018 at 5:33 pm Just one more revolting reminder why so many Episcopalians are leaving the church in disgust. But perhaps the Episcopal Church needs someone like Beyonce to attract a few new bodies to compensate for those it has lost. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Vicki Gray says: 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Malcolm Young says: By Amy SowderPosted Apr 25, 2018 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 April 28, 2018 at 1:20 pm David, all you have to do is read this ENS comment section and you will find plenty of examples. As for specific letters and names, I don’t have them because I never bother to write them down. I will be only too happy to provide you with examples when they pop up in the future. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm The Rev. Norton’s denomination should always be referenced as “The Christian Church — Disciples of Christ.” It results from the merger of two formerly independent denominations: “The Christian Church” and “Disciples of Christ.” Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY April 27, 2018 at 4:07 pm Jean, not saying harsh words to people who have different opinions or beliefs isn’t a one-way street. I have seen in this ENS comment section plenty of harsh words and condemnations toward conservative Episcopalians who differ on a wide range of issues from immigration and gun control to climate change and abortion. But I don’t recall seeing you or very many others chastise or use the “let he who is without sin throw the first stone” argument toward progressives who attack people who disagree with them. Yes, people will know we are Christians by our love and not by our condemnations. But, news flash!, that goes for progressives as well as conservatives. Everyone has a right to their opinion and now I am going to give mine. To the clergy of Grace Cathedral, let me say with the utmost sincerity that this Beyonce’ “mass” is shameful, totally disrespectful, blasphemous, and a joke. To me it doesn’t matter even if it’s standing room only during services, it still isn’t right. But then I guess that’s to be expected from an Episcopal cathedral that sits in the middle of one of the most leftward-leaning, conservative-hating cities on the entire planet. If you and the people who attend these services want to delude yourselves into thinking this is pleasing in God’s sight, knock yourselves out. Doug Desper says: Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC John Schaffer says: Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA May 2, 2018 at 7:22 am Catherine, “Ignore problems”. Many of the articles here call for activism and lobbying for the problems you mention as well as other issues on the Progressive agenda. All of it is advocated by TEC leadership using the funds they collect from congregants.. That’s why people are leaving the church. I would be interested in how many of the Beyonce Eucharist attendees continue to attend services after the event. How many would have attejned if it was some unknown artist performing pop music? Your comments are a little racist. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Knoxville, TN Bill Louis says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events April 26, 2018 at 2:55 pm I think it’s great! Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS April 26, 2018 at 10:43 am I am so thankful I left the Episcopal church. People are leaving in vast numbers because the EPC no longer upholds the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. His pure love attracted people,forgave their sins,and needed no vulgarity to attract crowds to hear the message of Gods love.The Eucharist is a sacred sacrament,not to be misused under the pretext of attracting peple. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tony Oberdorfer says: May 1, 2018 at 11:31 am This is wonderful news! When I am going through spiritual struggles, I often listen to Beyonce–especially songs like “All Night” and others on “Lemonade.” She models how to dig deeply and prayerfully… and I find a lot of wisdom in the way she does reconciliation. I am deeply sad to miss it, but will be joining in prayer! I’m so glad she is being recognized as a spiritual leader through her music and I pray folks can step outside of their comfort zones to see the expansive expressions of God’s Word revealed in the world! Faith & Politics, last_img read more

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Blues vs Bulls Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4

first_imgThursday Mar 14, 2013 Blues vs Bulls Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4 Highlights of the Bulls vs the Blues from Auckland, New ZealandTime: 5:02Credit: nzlrugbyvidsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2013 Related Articles 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory… 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby… 411 WEEKS AGO Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Help for threatened community gay radio station

first_imgNews to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies June 5, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Help for threatened community gay radio station Reporters Without Borders is helping a Bogota-based community radio station that is struggling to survive after being the target of threats and a break-in. Radio Diversia is Latin America’s first web radio for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals.The station’s computers, containing details of its journalists, contributors, activities and projects, were stolen on the night of 30 April. Their disappearance poses a serious danger for Radio Diversia’s staff, listeners and supporters as a mysterious group calling itself “The Organisation” has recently claimed responsibility for several acts of homophobic violence in the name of a supposed moral crusade.The Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) contacted the authorities immediately after the break-in to ask what measures were being taken to protect the station, and the FLIP has continued to press them on this matter.Radio Diversia received a message on 5 May warning that it would be bombed if the station’s manager, Carlos Serrano, did not leave Colombia within week. The threat was taken seriously. Serrano left the country, the station’s journalists went into hiding and broadcasting was suspended.Despite the dangers, Radio Diversia is again trying to broadcast for several hours a day from a temporary location. The assistance provided by Reporters Without Borders will help it to replace the stolen equipment and to continue broadcasting part of its programming every day from 2 to 6 pm.Radio Diversia will only be able to resume normal operations after it has found new permanent premises that are secure. The operational costs that the station still has to cover are 1,700 euros a month. Follow the news on Colombia Receive email alerts Reportscenter_img October 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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James Fanson Appointed as Giant Magellan Telescope Project Manager

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) announces the appointment of Dr. James Fanson as Project Manager. The GMTO conducted an international search to identify candidates for this position, and Dr. Fanson stood out in a field of accomplished project managers.Dr. Fanson has held multiple positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) since he joined the organization in 1986. He served as Project Manager for GALEX (Galaxy Evolution Explorer), Kepler, and the Keck Interferometer. In addition, he held key technical and managerial roles for the Spitzer Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2, and other missions.“We searched the globe and identified a handful of strong candidates for this key position,” says GMTO Interim President, Dr. Patrick McCarthy. “In the end, the candidate that rose to the top of our list was here in our own backyard. Dr. Fanson brings deep and diverse experience in engineering and management of space- and ground-based telescopes to GMTO. His appointment positions us to take GMT into the construction and commissioning phase with strong technical and managerial leadership.”A collaboration of eleven international research institutions, the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is set to build one of the world’s largest astronomical telescopes. As Project Manager, Dr. Fanson is responsible for leading the team of engineers, managers and scientists in turning this ambitious goal into reality.“The opportunity to contribute to such an historic endeavor occurs perhaps once in a lifetime,” says Fanson. “The GMT is a great engineering challenge that will help us answer questions about the history, structure, and workings of the universe that are beyond the reach of the current generation of telescopes.”The stars and the Milky Way piqued Fanson’s interest at an early age as he was growing up in Wisconsin. He recalls carrying his father’s telescope out to his backyard to observe the moons of Jupiter and other celestial objects. As he grew older, he biked to astronomy club meetings of the Milwaukee Astronomical Society, a group that has been together since 1932. Dr. Fanson went on to earn a B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology before joining NASA’s prestigious Jet Propulsion Laboratory.At GMTO, Fanson’s early objectives include reviewing the organization of the team and the baseline design, continuing production of the optics for the telescope and identifying industrial firms to begin the procurements and civil engineering components of the project.“The Giant Magellan Telescope, due to its shear size and advanced capabilities, will propel astronomy into an entirely new realm of scientific discovery,” says Fanson. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff People James Fanson Appointed as Giant Magellan Telescope Project Manager Long-time NASA JPL project manager has also worked on Keck Interferometer and Spitzer Space Telescope. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 11:09 am Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community Newslast_img read more

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Daiichi Sankyo and LYSA-LYSARC-CALYM Enter Research Collaboration for Valemetostat in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory B-Cell…

first_img Twitter Daiichi Sankyo and LYSA-LYSARC-CALYM Enter Research Collaboration for Valemetostat in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory B-Cell Lymphoma Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Previous articleYokogawa und ICQ Consultants vereinbaren Kooperation für biopharmazeutisches GeschäftNext articleLinkly Appoints New CEO, Frerk-Malte Feller Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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Nationstar and Ocwen Announce Changes at the Top

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News, Servicing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 19, 2018 2,470 Views Tony EbersIt’s been a busy day for the mortgage and servicing industry. Both Nationstar and Ocwen announced major leadership changes on Thursday, with Nationstar naming its first COO in the form of Tony Ebers and Ocwen announcing that Glen Messina will take over as the company’s President after Ron Faris is set to retire.Ebers will become Nationstar’s first-ever COO, according to the company’s Thursday-afternoon statement.”Tony is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Nationstar, with a laser-focus on operational excellence,” said Jay Bray, Chairman and CEO. “I have tremendous confidence in Tony’s ability to align Nationstar’s innovative home loan experience with industry-leading operational practices to drive and extend the next-generation of Nationstar’s market leadership.”Effective immediately, Ebers will assume responsibility for servicing, originations, and Xome operations. Ebers will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence across the company and leading the company-wide initiative to place the home, rather than the loan, at the center of the homeownership journey.”Nationstar has an incredible set of assets that uniquely positions us to lead the industry in innovation and service,” said Ebers, COO. “I am honored by the appointment and look forward to helping lead the company as we work to create a best-in-class, holistic customer experience.”Glen MessinaOn the Ocwen front, the Florida-based financial services holding company announced Thursday morning that President and CEO Ron Faris is retiring after 27 years with the company. Faris will remain President and CEO through June 30, 2018, and will remain a consultant to the company to “ensure a smooth leadership transition and to assist with the integration process for Ocwen’s pending combination with PHH.”“We thank Ron for his leadership and for all of his contributions over the years,” said Phyllis Caldwell, Chair of Ocwen’s Board. “As President and CEO, Ron guided Ocwen through a period of significant change, both in the mortgage industry and at our Company. Ron redesigned the way we conduct business and, because of Ron’s leadership, we are strategically positioned to move forward into the future through our pending merger with PHH.”Ocwen’s  Board of Directors has appointed Glen A. Messina as President and CEO, effective concurrently with the closing of Ocwen’s previously announced acquisition of PHH Corporation. He will also be appointed as a member of Ocwen’s Board at that time. Messina will be based at Ocwen’s West Palm Beach, Florida, corporate headquarters.Ron FarisMessina was most recently President and CEO of PHH before stepping down in June 2017. Ocwen entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PHH in February 2018. The transaction is targeted to close in the second half of 2018.“We are very pleased that Glen Messina has decided to join Ocwen as our new President and CEO,”  Caldwell said. “Glen is one of the recognized leaders in the mortgage industry and his disciplined approach to top and bottom line results in his previous roles is widely respected. He also has a successful record of bringing together strong teams to strategically build stability and structure across an enterprise. Glen’s significant experience leading change as a public company CEO and his deep understanding of PHH will help accelerate Ocwen’s transformation.”“I am extremely excited to join Ocwen at this important time for the Company,” Messina said. “I believe Ocwen’s pending combination with PHH will create a stronger, more efficient mortgage servicer, positioned for a return to growth. I believe the merger with PHH, combined with the major overhaul that Ocwen has undertaken in recent years of its risk and compliance infrastructure, will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the Company’s history. I look forward to partnering with all team members to help Ocwen continue as a leading mortgage servicer that delivers significant benefits to consumers, employees, clients, and investors.” Nationstar and Ocwen Announce Changes at the Top Home / Daily Dose / Nationstar and Ocwen Announce Changes at the Top Share Save David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: David Wharton Company News Glen Messina Nationstar Ocwen Ron Faris Tony Ebers 2018-04-19 David Whartoncenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Company News Glen Messina Nationstar Ocwen Ron Faris Tony Ebers Previous: Nationstar Promotes Tony Ebers to COO Next: Lawmakers React to Wells Fargo Fine Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Pat the Cope Gallagher reaction after losing seat

first_img Google+ Previous articleStorm Ciara: 1,300 homes & businesses without power in DonegalNext articleFour men arrested in Lyra McKee murder probe News Highland Facebook Facebook By News Highland – February 11, 2020 Google+ Twitter Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pat the Cope Gallagher reaction after losing seat WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews Photo: Geraldine DiverVeteran TD Pat the Cope Gallagher was among the shock seat losses across the country. First elected in 1981, Gallagher went on to win eight further Dáil elections and three European Parliament elections.The Fianna Fáil TD was eliminated last night after a battle between himself and party colleague Charlie McConalogue for the final seat.Gallagher has contested 16 election campaigns and when speaking to Highland Radio News after his defeat last night, he didn’t rule out running again:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cofdgdfgdfpelong.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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Severe weather stretches from Great Lakes to Northeast on Saturday

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mother’s Day weekend is off to a stormy start across the Midwest and Northeast.A disturbance will spark a round of severe weather on Saturday from Illinois to New Jersey with nearly 35 million people at risk for severe weather. The main — and most-widespread — threat is damaging to destructive winds in parts of the northern mid-Atlantic. Large hail and brief tornadoes will also be likely with storms that fire up later on Saturday.An enhanced risk for severe weather is in place Saturday in parts of southern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and much of Maryland and Delaware. In the enhanced-risk region, there is a concern for intense thunderstorms that could bring a few rounds of damaging to destructive winds Saturday afternoon and evening. Brief tornadoes and large hail also are a possibility.A slight risk for severe weather exists for parts of the Chicago and Indianapolis metro areas on Saturday, and stretching all the way to the Jersey shore. In the slight-risk region, there is the possibility for scattered strong to severe storms with strong winds and a brief tornado.The few rounds of strong storms are moving across parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and southern New York on Saturday morning. While these morning storms may bring some gusty winds and heavy rain, they are not expected to reach severe criteria.As temperatures heat up during the afternoon, strong storms are expected to develop in Pennsylvania between 3-5 p.m. As these storms track toward southeast Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, they will likely tap into strong winds. Between 6-8 p.m., there could be a line of intense thunderstorms impacting Baltimore, Philadelphia and parts of central New Jersey.Ultimately, the amount of daytime heating Saturday in this region will determine the intensity of the storms, but widespread damaging winds remain a concern in this region.After this system moves through, a brief cool-down is ahead for parts of the Northeast. A couple of showers move through the Northeast for Mother’s Day, with temperatures in the 50s and low 60s for much of the region. However, another round of summer-like weather appears to be in the forecast with temperatures soaring into the 80s for Philadelphia and New York by early next week.Drought becomes concerningSeveral wildfires developed on Friday across the panhandle of Texas and in parts of Arizona as drought concerns grow in the Southwest.The drought monitor shows a concerning ongoing story in the southwest U.S. Exceptional drought conditions have developed across parts of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma and western Texas.Much of this region has seen less than 50 percent of its average rainfall for the wet season.Although there is a chance for a little rain across parts of western Oklahoma and northern Texas in the coming days, the drought in this region is becoming increasingly concerning as we head toward the driest and hottest part of the year for this region, with drought conditions expected to persist.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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