Anglican leaders pay tribute following the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments are closed. Comments (2) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Joe Prasad says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Posted Apr 3, 2018 Rector Shreveport, LA Tony Oberdorfer says: Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET April 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm All independence movements produce some leaders who resort to violence and killing. Winnie Mandela is no exception. I recall during the anti-apartheid movement a black colleague commenting on the violence in which Winnie was implicated- independence movements involve violence and she should be looked at in this light.Some of Israel leaders were terrorists in the eyes of the British govt. Yet they are now honored and respected as great leaders.To many Winnie Mandela is an honorable person worthy of respect and adoration. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican leaders pay tribute following the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Press Release Service [Anglican Communion News Service] Tributes have been paid to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of the late South African anti-apartheid leader and President Nelson Mandela, who died April 2 at the age of 81. The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, is currently in London for a meeting of the Lambeth Conference 2020 Design Group. He told ACNS: “I send my condolences to the family. I am humbled to have known her. I admired and respected her. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.”Read the entire article here. Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Washington, DC April 3, 2018 at 12:02 pm I’m amazed that any decent person who knows a bit about history should be unwilling to recognize Winnie Mandela for what she really was. Her “mistakes” involved killing people. For the rest she lived the high life at other peoples’ expense. Sad to say, she was a truly reprehensible person in life and remains so in death despite her connection with the beknighted Nelson. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

Senior overcomes heat exhaustion to win Austin triathlon

first_imgCampus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion Senior Adam O’Connor had a more active Labor Day than many of his classmates, finishing first in a 600-person triathlon in Austin. Facebook + posts Brandon Kitchin Brandon Kitchin Brandon Kitchin ReddIt Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Linkedin printLast Monday, while most of the TCU student body spent a day off enjoying Labor Day, Adam O’Connor participated in the Austin TriRock Olympic Distance Triathlon and blew out the competition of nearly 600 racers.O’Connor, a senior runner from Phoenix, AZ, and the third-year president of the Tri-Frogs sports program, was on a mission during the race. He took first place with a time of 1:57:52, besting second place by over six minutes.It wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he began participating in triathlons, but O’Connor has put in the hard work necessary for success.His weekly training routine is anywhere from 12 to 18 hours, which consists of running, biking, and swimming – all the elements of a triathlon – about five to six times a week.O’Connor said the morning of the race was very humid. The water temperature was measured at 81 degrees, which is close to the competition cutoff of 82.4 degrees. Water temperature is a major factor for triathletes, as a swimmer died in 2010 from heat stroke in 87 degree water.O’Connor’s strong swimming background from high school helped tremendously on Monday, when he had the best swim split in the competition.“We had to swim right out from the start, so I just went hard at it, and didn’t look back.” O’Connor said.“I knew I had a pretty sizable lead, so toward the end I just kicked back a little so I could enjoy it.”O’Connor said he began to hallucinate near the end of the race when he saw a friend standing near the finish line.He collapsed once he crossed the finish line, overcome by heat exhaustion with a body temperature measuring 104 degrees. He recovered on an IV and was able to cool down in the medical tent.O’Connor, a health and fitness major, plans on working for a corporate wellness company as a personal trainer and diet advisor.He also has an aspiration to qualify and race as a professional in 2016.The Austin TriRock is one of four races in the South-Midwest Collegiate Triathlon Conference that determines who earns top seeding at the USAT Collegiate Nationals in Clemson, SC, in March.O’Connor will be competing next week at the Trifecta Triathlon with his coach on Sept. 20 at Possum Kingdom Lake before attempting a Half Ironman in Austin on Nov. 8.The venue of the Austin TriRock Olympic Distance Triathlon. Brandon Kitchin ReddIt Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Twitter Brandon Kitchin Previous articleUniversity Drive construction bothers student residentsNext articleThe Skiff: September 17, 2015 Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Allianz merges its two Dutch pension funds

first_imgThe two Dutch pension funds of insurer Allianz Netherlands have merged into a new, €662m pension fund, called Allianz Nederland Groep.The Buizerdlaan pension fund contributed €200m to the new scheme while Pensioenfonds Allianz Nederland added €448m to the combined assets. The pension funds have 930 and 3,100 participants, respectively.In their respective annual reports, the boards of the schemes said the merger decision followed an exploration of the future options.They dismissed joining a general pension fund (APF) or a sector scheme but indicated that the new combination left the option of joining an APF within five years. Buizerdlaan was the pension provider for staff of former insurer Zwolsche Algemeene, which merged with Royal Nederland in 2003, creating Allianz Nederland.The schemes pointed out that the union was aimed at reducing complexity and gaining synergies for investment and administration.Buizerdlaan’s administration costs per participant were €1,927, whereas Allianz Nederland paid €733 for pensions provision.Last year, supervisor DNB had tasked Buizerdlaan to draw up an improvement plan after an on-site investigation revealed its decision-making and risk and investment management were not up to scratch.Both schemes had reported combined costs of 0.2% for asset management and transactions.Allianz Global Investors carried out asset management, while Allianz acted as pensions provider.The now merged schemes had already shared many functions, including an administrative bureau, four advisory committees as well as a number of board seats.Their asset mix as well as their coverage ratio were largely the same. Funding of Buizerdlaan and Allianz Nederland stood at 111.7% and 110.7%, respectively, at the end of March.Both schemes also implemented average salary arrangements.PrecedentsThe consolidation trend among Dutch pension funds has also been in evidence at companies with several pension funds as a result of past mergers.Last year, cardboard firm Smurfit Kappa fused its two pension funds, while the four schemes of telecoms firm KPN merged into one.The engineering companies Haskoning and DHV merged their compartments in a multi-company scheme, while Aon Hewitt is in the process of uniting the pension funds of the old merger partners Aon and Hewitt, possibly into a new Belgian-based pensions vehicle.In a contrast to these moves, ING and Unilever established new collective defined contribution (DC) schemes for new employees and further accrual for existing staff, in addition to their old pension fund with a DC plan. Shell introduced a new individual DC scheme, SNPS.last_img read more

Kleven finally offloads 2015-built vessel

first_imgKleven Verft, a Norwegian shipyard, has found a buyer for a newbuild multi purpose support vessel which it completed back in 2015.Kleven said on Wednesday it had sold the newbuilding 379 to an undisclosed, international buyer.“We are pleased to have found a solution for this vessel. This was a challenging project for us, since the original customer could not find the finances to take over the vessel by agreed delivery in 2015. It is great to see that the vessel is in operation, says Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven.To remind, Kleven had signed the shipbuilding contract with Malaysian-based IES Pioneer Ltd. back in July 2014, with the expected delivery in September 2015.The vessel is of the MT 6015 MPSV design, designed by Norwegian design company MarinTeknikk, outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II.The original order stipulated that the vessel would have a length of 93,8 meters, a beam of 20,0 meters, a working deck of more than 1,000 sq. meters, and  feature a 150 MT active heave compensated offshore crane, accommodation for 60 persons, CAP 437 compliant helideck , fire-fighting capabilities as well as provisions for ROV operations.However, in March 2015, Marin Teknikk AS informed it was performing a large re-construction of the vessel including the lengthening the vessel by 9 meters, plus adding a moon-pool and life boats. This was supposed to push the delivery date to December 2015, however, as seen today, the delivery had to wait for more than a year and a half.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

JFF president Captain Horace Burrell dead at 67

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell has died. He was 67.Captain Burrell had been ailing for some time and spent some time in hospital. Reports said he died in hospital in the United States yesterday.The JFF president was hospitalised a year ago after falling ill and was hospitalised prior to the start of the Copa America Centenario tournament.The federation issued a statement confirming that Captain Burrell was undergoing a series of tests but did not disclose the type of illness.Burrell was elected president of the JFF in 1994 and was the force behind the Jamaican National team qualifying for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.(Sportsmax)last_img

`Lightning’ Allicock to strike on Boxing Day `Sons of Champions card’

first_imgLOCAL boxing pundits accustomed to the hectic slugfests of the 70s and early 80s, staged on Boxing Day, will be delighted to learn that the organizers of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) have arranged a special event for December 26, dubbed “Sons of Champions Punch out” at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.The one night extravaganza has been so christened in keeping with the composition of the card wherein featured boxers would have had a father or other close relative who have made a distinct impression in the sport.Leon ‘Hurry Up’ Moore had created waves on the local boxing scene and was among the best punchers. Several of his sons have followed in his footsteps and come boxing night, the eldest of the bunch, Isaiah, will be among the feature attraction.This youngster is no slouch and has had overseas exposure in Barbados where he defeated all and sundry to capture gold in that country.A rangy boxer, Moore possesses deceptive power and many of his opponents were deceived by his skinny stature, that is, until he connected with his wicked combinations.Keevin ‘Lightning’ Allicock is the latest commodity in the square jungle and he has been making quite a name for himself. He won gold in Barbados last year at the Caribbean Development Tournament (now Caribbean Championship) and bolstered his status with a commanding performance in the Commonwealth Youth Games, staged in Nassau Bahamas earlier this year, which earned him a silver medal. The young pugilist rose out of a boxing family, but it seems as though he intends to clinch the spotlight by outdoing his predecessors.However, it will not be easy-going for the Olympic aspirant as his nemesis, Clairmonte Gibson, will be aiming to put a damper to his aspirations. The latter pugilist tangled with Allicock in the recently-concluded Terrence Alli National Open Boxing Championships in what has been dubbed the fight of the tournament.The two warriors went after each other. It was indeed a close encounter in the first round, but Allicock managed to later stamp his authority and removed the bantamweight title from Gibson’s waist, following a stoppage in the second round and was adjudged Best Boxer. Gibson was not pleased and vowed to avenge the loss at the earliest opportunity. The Boxing Day card will present that opportunity and fans are advised not to miss the fireworks.President of the GBA, Steve Ninvalle, said that the card is an appropriate way to close off the year which, though filled with challenges, has brought out the best in the boxers.He also mentioned the challenges faced by his executives to field a team to the current Development Tournament in St Lucia. “We could have only afforded to send a small squad, but those boxers are representing us well,” he said.“The impending tournament will be regarded as a fund-raiser to offset expenses of other important engagements during the New Year,” informed Mr. Ninvalle. As such, he is urging the sporting public to fill the venue. The action gets underway at 19:30hrs sharp.last_img read more

South chairman wants action on late postponments

first_imgMr Cooney says it might be time for officials to adopt a more hardline approach to getting games played. Michael Cooney made his comments as the division has had to nominate a representative to take part in this weekend’s County U21 hurling championship semi-finals because their own competition hasn’t been completed yet.In a further twist to the story Carrick Swans are set to go straight through to the county decider as there won’t be a team from the North in the last four.The latter division are playing their semi-finals on Sunday and have decided not to nominate any of the remaining clubs to compete in the county competition.last_img

‘Blades’ hacks up ‘Grindhouse’ ‘Robinsons’ holds No. 2 as slasher film disappoints

first_imgHarvey Weinstein said disappointing returns for “Grindhouse” resulted from the “novelty in America of releasing a double bill and asking an audience to make a three-hour commitment.” “Grindhouse” played to big crowds on the East and West Coasts but failed to click with audiences in the Midwest and South, Weinstein said. With theatrical receipts, overseas sales, television and home-video revenues, “Grindhouse” will turn a profit on its $53 million budget, Weinstein said. The company hoped that word of mouth from those who did see it would sustain it at theaters in coming weeks. “If you go see it with any audience, walk into any theater, you’ll see people screaming and applauding like a rock concert,” Weinstein said. “Maybe we didn’t educate the audience that it’s such an experience.” Moviegoers clearly were in the mood for something lighter. “Blades of Glory,” starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as skating rivals who team up as the sport’s first men’s pair, raised its 10-day total to $68.4 million, its receipts dropping a slim 30 percent from opening weekend. “There’s a real hunger out there for something that you can go to and say, `Hey, let me get away from the terrible things we have to watch and read every day,”‘ said Marvin Levy, spokesman for DreamWorks, one of the studios behind “Blades of Glory.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Movie audiences were more interested in light comedy over Easter weekend than in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse,” a double-feature ode to bloody exploitation flicks. Paramount and DreamWorks’ figure-skating romp “Blades of Glory” remained the No. 1 movie with $23 million, followed for the second weekend by Disney’s animated comedy “Meet the Robinsons” with $17 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Grindhouse,” a three-hour reinvention of the down-and-dirty B-movie double features Tarantino and Rodriguez grew up watching, debuted at No. 4 with $11.6 million. It finished behind Sony’s family comedy “Are We Done Yet?” starring Ice Cube in a sequel to “Are We There Yet?” The Sony picture opened at No. 3 with $15 million. Released by the Weinstein Co., “Grindhouse” fell well short of expectations. Box-office forecasters had figured the movie would premiere in the ballpark of Tarantino’s two “Kill Bill” movies and Rodriguez’s “Sin City,” whose opening weekends ranged from $22 million to $29 million. The weak debut for “Grindhouse” was a blow to the Weinstein Co., formed two years ago by brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein after they departed their old outfit, Disney-owned Miramax. The “Grindhouse” directors were steady providers for the Weinsteins at Miramax, which released Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” films and Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids” movies. “Grindhouse” presents two full films. Rodriguez’s “Planet Terror” features Rose McGowan as a go-go dancer who becomes a zombie fighter with a machine gun for a leg. Tarantino’s “Death Proof” stars Kurt Russell as a serial killer who stalks women with his beefed-up car. “With these two filmmakers’ pedigree and the overall cool factor that this film had going for it, you would have figured it would have done a lot more business,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. The movie’s running time was an impediment, limiting the number of screenings theaters could fit in. last_img