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HONDA RECALLS 700,000 VEHICLES

first_img HONDA is recalling nearly 700,000 Fit, Freed and City compact cars around the world because of a defective spring part that may cause the engine to stall. No accidents have been reported related to the problem. The company also said it may buy back more shares by the end of the business year next month to meet its goal of reaching a payout ratio of 30 per cent HONDA RECALLS 700,000 VEHICLES whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Thursday 17 February 2011 7:38 pm Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe KCS-content Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Lyn names his first-ever London Welsh squad for Middlesex Sevens

first_imgWelsh have a long association with the Middlesex Sevens, a tournament the club have won on eight occasions, as well as finishing as runner up a further eight times. The club won its first tournament in 1931 but its best years came in the late sixties and early seventies when it won in 1968, 1971, 1972 and 1973, with a side boasting the likes of JPR Williams, Gerald Davies, current managing director John Taylor and club President John Dawes.The last time Welsh won the Middlesex Sevens was in 1984, with players such as Clive Rees, Bob Ackerman and Kevin Bowring. Welsh caused an upset in 2003 when they beat Leicester Tigers 26-12, only to lose in the next round to Bath, 31-24, in stoppage time.The club won the Plate competition in 1998, and were joint winners the following year with Wasps after a deluge forced the abandonment of the tournament before the final could be played.Jones, who led the Ospreys to two Magners League titles and one Anglo-Welsh Cup success, was confirmed as the club’s new head coach on June 6. He made a flying visit to London Welsh recently to meet players and staff, before returning to complete his commitments as Director of Rugby at the leading private school in Abu Dhabi, The British School Al Khubairat.Lyn returns to London Welsh on July 6 to take up his new position. Head Coach at London Welsh – Lyn Jones New London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones has named his squad for the Vauxhall Middlesex Charity Sevens at Twickenham on Saturday (July 9).Jones has named a strong squad of 12 with Wales’ 2009 Sevens World Cup winning captain Lee Beach set to lead the Exiles.The Middlesex Sevens also gives some of the club’s new signings a first opportunity to shine in a London Welsh jersey, with Will Hurrell, Gerard Mullen, Edd Thrower, Ed Jackson, and Mike Denbee all on display, along with summer trialist Ashley Smith.The experience is provided by former Sevens internationals Liam Gibson, James Lewis, Robert Lewis, Mike Hills, and Beach. The squad is completed by Ben Stevenson, who in the summer swapped his dual register with London Irish to become contracted to London Welsh.“The Middlesex Sevens over the years has been a terrific tournament and London Welsh have always performed admirably throughout the years,” said Jones. “We were delighted to accept an invitation to go along this year, and look forward to the boos, which we are traditionally afforded by the crowd.“We’ve picked as strong a squad as possible, with the inclusion of a few players we want to see play. So it’s a mixed bag, but we’re keen to perform and do the jersey proud. We want to represent London Welsh as best as we possibly can in such a prestigious tournament. It’s for the boys to go forward, relax, enjoy themselves and just show what they can do, and if on the day we’re good enough, then we’re good enough.”The tournament gets underway at 10:30am with the British Army v Apache, with all 16 teams in the men’s competition guaranteed at least two matches. Welsh begin their Middlesex Sevens challenge against a familiar foe in Championship rivals Plymouth Albion at 12:30pm in match number seven.Depending on the result, Welsh will either continue in the main competition or go into the Plate. If the Exiles lose to Plymouth they will be back in action at 2:10pm, however, if they win then their next game will be 3:45pm. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img London Welsh Squad for Vauxhall Middlesex Charity Sevens1. Will Hurrell2. Gerard Mullen3. James Lewis4. Rob Lewis5. Ben Stevenson6. Edd Thrower7.  Liam Gibson8. Ashley Smith9. Lee Beach ©10. Michael Hills11. Ed Jackson12. Mike Denbeelast_img read more

New Zealand: More dioceses vote to divest from fossil fuels

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Taonga staffPosted Sep 23, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Fossil Fuel Divestment Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Zealand: More dioceses vote to divest from fossil fuels 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Taonga] The dioceses of Wellington and Waiapu have voted to remove all of their investments in companies that extract or produce fossil fuels.The Wellington decision came at the annual synod in Palmerston North last weekend and follows a similar decision by the Diocese of Auckland earlier this month.Wellington diocese says the church is concerned about the effect of carbon emissions on climate change and also about the long-term health of investments in the fossil fuel industry.Its share holdings will be divested within the next two years.The Rev. Tim McKenzie proposed the motion, telling delegates a low-carbon economy cannot be created at once and small significant steps like this decision are needed.“I don’t think we can afford to wait to see if the worst-case scenarios about climate change turn out to be true,” he said.“This is a small step that we can take now towards a low-carbon economy and therefore we should take it now before the climate situation gets really drastic.”Waiapu decided to divest over the next three years.The divestment applies to shares of around NZ$960,000 (US$804,030) or 5 percent of the diocese’s NZ$19.5m (US$16.3m) portfolio.The decision was made at the annual synod in Tauranga Sept. 14-15, following a debate that attracted the greatest number of speakers and the greatest intensity of feelings.During the debate the target was changed from “fossil fuel companies” to “companies whose primary focus is in the extraction and processing of fossil fuels.”Synod was told that passing such a motion could impact on returns that the board of trustees provides for parish investments.However, the motion passed overwhelmingly.last_img read more

Mientras Harvey sigue inundando el Sur, los episcopales ministran a…

first_imgMientras Harvey sigue inundando el Sur, los episcopales ministran a sus prójimos Desde el arco litoral de Texas hasta Florida, las lluvias torrenciales provocan destrucción y caos Hay escombros en el patio, pero se están limpiando y los episcopales de la iglesia de La Trinidad del Mar en Port Aransas, Texas, se movilizan para limpiar también su comunidad. Foto de James Derkits y de la iglesia de La Trinidad del Mar vía Facebook.[Episcopal News Service] Robert Jordan, guardián mayor de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Baywater, Texas, dice que no era más que algo que tenía que hacerse: ir a las inundaciones de Houston en su lancha de aluminio de 18 pies de eslora para encontrar a personas que había que rescatar. Hasta ahora, él ha encontrado cerca de una treintena. A algunos los rescató de sus garajes; a otros los recogió de las ventanas de un segundo piso. Algunas veces entró en las casas inundadas para encontrar a personas que había oído gritar.“Es realmente una sensación espeluznante y aterradora, porque uno entra y yo no diría que uno está asustado, sino que estás muy, pero muy consciente de la seriedad de la situación”, dijo Jordan a Episcopal News Service  por teléfono el 30 de agosto. “Luego, cuando tienes que entrar a la casa para sacarlos, eso te pone todo en perspectiva”.Unos cuantos miembros de La Trinidad que de repente se quedaron sin hogar —y algunos de sus animales— se están quedando en la casa de Jordan en Baywater, que se encuentra al oeste de Houston y justo al noroeste de la bahía de La Trinidad [Trinity Bay].Jordan trabajó con dos rescatistas. Esos hombres esperaban en camionetas que él sacara a las personas para que ellos pudieran trasladarlas a lugares seguros.“Tienes que ir solo si puedes, porque no sabes cuántas personas vas a recoger”, dijo. “Si llevas a alguien más contigo, eso te reduce la capacidad”.Los días transcurridos desde que el huracán Harvey inundó la zona de Houston se le agolpan a Jordan, de manera que él dice que es difícil recordar lo que ha hecho en un día específico. Pero, al principio, fue a La Trinidad y vio que había entrado algo de agua y cavó una zanja para desviarla.El edificio que tiene 10 años de construido sufrió algunos daños menores y tiene unas cuantas filtraciones, pero no se encuentra en tal mal estado como para impedir que cerca de 150 personas encontraran albergue allí la noche del 29 de agosto. Personas de todas las denominaciones han venido a la iglesia para ayudar y para donar suministros, dijo Jordan.El conducir su sólida lancha a través de una zona donde sólo se asomaban por encima del agua algunas copas de árboles y ninguna casa dejó muy consternado a Jordan. “He estado aquí toda mi vida y he visto [cosas] malas, pero nunca nada como esto”, afirmó.Mientras algunos episcopales como Jordan se unieron a cientos de rescatistas, oficiales y voluntarios, otros episcopales estaban siendo rescatados. El 29 de agosto, dos agentes de la Comisión de Conservación de Peces y Vida Salvaje de la Florida, en una lancha con  un capitán del Departamento de Bomberos de Houston, rescataron a Bob Schorr —encargado de plantación de iglesias y desarrollo estratégico de la Diócesis de Texas— y a su familia de su casa inundada.La familia había esperado pasar la tormenta en casa. Eso fue hasta que tuvieron casi 2 metros de agua en el garaje y más de un metro en la casa.“En el momento en que salimos esta mañana, había helicópteros del Servicio de Guardacostas de EE.UU. y de la Guardia Nacional que sobrevolaban y una flotilla de botes, lanchas de alta velocidad y otros voluntarios que patrullaban la calle en busca de personas a las que rescatar”, escribió Schorr en un post de Facebook luego de llegar a casa de un amigo. “Le dije a Nancy, ‘creo que es el momento de irse’. Ya había dejado de creer que podíamos permanecer secos en el segundo piso. Pensaba que mejor  ser rescatado a través de la puerta de la calle que por la ventana del baño del segundo piso”.Él contó que la totalidad de las 30 casas de su sección de Kingwood, una de las últimas áreas en resultar afectadas, se habían inundado.“Tal como sucede con cualquier pérdida o muerte, tus emociones están a flor de piel —y brotan sin aviso”, escribió. Acabamos de empezar el proceso de recuperación y, para nosotros y para todo el mundo en Houston y en el sur de Texas, será una trayectoria de meses y años, no de días y semanas”.Personas rescatadas y evacuadas se extienden por la zona de Houston y más allá. Cerca de 10.000 han sido acogidas en el Centro de Convenciones George R. Brown. Héctor Monterroso, obispo auxiliar de la Diócesis de Texas, estuvo en el centro de convenciones el 28 de agosto y, al día siguiente, visitó un albergue de la Cruz Roja que se estableció en el gimnasio de Forge for Families, un tercer pabellón [en una zona] predominantemente afroamericana de Houston.Monterroso, que antes fuera obispo de Costa Rica y que se mudó recientemente a Houston, dijo que esperaba poder contribuir con su experiencia de haber vivido huracanes que azotaron con grandes daños a América Central. En ambos albergues él se reunió con familias de muchos países que ahora llaman a Houston su hogar. También habló con turistas franceses que se vieron atrapados por el huracán, y que perdieron su dinero y sus pasaportes.Independientemente de sus idiomas o de su condición social antes del huracán, el obispo dijo que las personas en los albergues encuentran medios de comunicarse, de crear una comunidad y de apoyarse mutuamente.“Mi primera idea fue ir y dar vueltas por allí y buscar la oportunidad de orar con la gente. Después de algunos minutos, descubrí que cuando la gente veían un clérigo, querían hablar y compartir sus preocupaciones, su situación, sus realidades y sus esperanzas”, dijo el obispo. “La experiencia más importante que he tenido con ellos es que se sienten agradecidos por sus vidas. Perdieron muchas cosas. Dejaron sus casas y sus pertenencias, pero dicen, ‘gracias a Dios que estamos aquí. Estamos vivos y estamos a salvo’”.Para el fin de semana, el arcediano de Texas Russ Oeschel, que dirige los empeños diocesanos de ayuda al desastre,  tendrá diáconos y capellanes laicos en los barrios más afectados para ofrecer consuelo y fondos de emergencia, anunció la diócesis el 29 de agosto en Facebook. Los equipos de atención espiritual ya están visitando el albergue instalado en el centro de convenciones.El Muy Rdo. Barkley Thompson, deán de la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] en Houston, está ayudando a coordinar a los rectores de las mayores iglesias episcopales de Houston para responder al esfuerzo por la recuperación. La catedral estuvo sin fluido eléctrico durante cinco días, hasta el 30 de agosto, y en algunos edificios entró el agua, según un post en Facebook.“Doy gracias por cada uno de ustedes que han ofrecido una cama seca y tibia, una comida caliente o simplemente consuelo a sus vecinos”, escribió el obispo de Texas Andy Doyle en Facebook. “Si bien es frustrante ver tanta devastación y no poder repararla, debemos primero estar a salvo y no crear más trabajo para los primeros intervinientes. Donde hayan sido capaces de ayudar, es el reflejo del amor de Cristo que se comparte y es este amor el que traerá esperanza a muchas personas en los momentos más tenebrosos de su vida”.Algunos evacuados de Harvey se dirigen a Dallas, y la vecina Diócesis de Fort Worth está actualizando una página web sobre cómo los episcopales pueden ayudar. George Sumner, el obispo de Dallas, ha instado a los episcopales [de su diócesis] a hacer donaciones a la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo.Esa organización está asociada con la Diócesis de Texas para proporcionar apoyo de emergencia a raíz del huracán Harvey, la mayor tormenta en la historia de Estados Unidos. La ayuda de emergencia incluye cuidado pastoral, tarjetas de regalo y financiación para vivienda temporal, según una actualización de la página del 30 de agosto.Entre tanto, las ciudades que el Harvey azotó primero están comenzando el arduo proceso de limpieza y de enfrentar el futuro. Los voluntarios de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad del Mar [Trinity by the Sea] en Port Aransas se encuentran entre ellos. El Rdo. James Derkits, rector de La Trinidad, dijo el 30 de agosto que estaba dividiendo su tiempo de tres maneras: tratando de recuperar las posesiones de su familia de la arruinada rectoría, supervisando la limpieza de los terrenos de La Trinidad y trabajando con el municipio para obtener acceso para voluntarios de la iglesia que pueden ayudar en la comunidad.El salón parroquial abrió el 29 de agosto para servir como centro de coordinación para los voluntarios episcopales de Texas. Están empezando a movilizarse, añadió. Además, los episcopales de la iglesia de San Pedro  [St. Peter’s Episcopal ] en Gulfport, Misisipí, “sólo esperan que nosotros les digamos que vengan”, dijo Derkits. San Pedro fue una de las iglesias que el huracán Katrina afectó el 29 de agosto de 2005.Derkits cuenta con muchísima ayuda. Su cuñado Brad Allen trabaja en la rectoría y Jennifer Wickham está ayudando a coordinar voluntarios. Wickham, que vive en Corpus Christi, donde su marido es rector de la iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos [All Saints Episcopal Church] es la coordinadora de desarrollo para el Centro de San Vicente para Niños Discapacitados in Puerto Príncipe, Haití.“Ahora mismo es algo muy de base, y así hay un montón de grupos de personas independientes que están empezando a coordinarse unas con otras y a compartir recursos”, dijo Wickham refiriéndose al esfuerzo voluntario. Las congregaciones episcopales en Corpus Christi están trabajando juntas para ayudar a las comunidades que les quedan al sur y que fueron las más afectadas por Harvey.“El mayor trabajo es la evaluación de los daños  e identificar cuáles son las principales tareas e intentar determinar la mejor manera de comunicarles eso a las personas, de manera que nadie necesite un jefe para lograr hacerlo”, expresó ella.Wickham publicó en Facebook un relato detallado del trabajo en las primeras horas del 30 de agosto. Ella y otros están esforzándose en dar a conocer sus necesidades debido a la inconstancia del servicio de teléfonos celulares y el acceso a Internet.La oración circunda el trabajo. Las puertas de la iglesia están abiertas “para que las personas vengan y oren si lo necesitan” dijo Derkits.Él ha estado transmitiendo en directo en Facebook la Oración Matutina. “Ha sido útil porque nuestra gente está tan dispersa por todas partes y al menos los que están en Facebook pueden conectarse”, afirmó. “Y ha sido útil para mí como su pastor para tener alguna idea de atender sus necesidades espirituales mientras se encuentran dispersos por todas partes”.El coordinador de voluntarios del municipio se unió a la Oración Matutina el 30 de agosto antes de informarles a los episcopales en qué lugares de la ciudad se necesitaban voluntarios.Una foto desde el espacio tomada por un satélite de la NASA muestra a la actual tormenta tropical Harvey extendiéndose a través del Sur de Estados Unidos. Foto del proyecto NASA GOES.La Diócesis de Luisiana Occidental abarca la zona donde Harvey recaló por tercera vez aproximadamente a las 4:00 A.M. del 30 de agosto. La Rda. Lois Maberry, coordinadora diocesana de ayuda a desastres, le dijo por teléfono a ENS en la tarde del 30 de agosto que no había tenido noticias de cómo les iba a las parroquias que bordean el lago Charles, donde el ojo de la tormenta tropical Harvey cruzó alrededor de las 8 A.M.“Afectará bastante a unas cuantas parroquias. Tenemos que dejar que pase y evaluar [los daños]”, dijo Maberry desde la oficina diocesana en Shreveport, a unos 500 kilómetros al norte del lago Charles. “Nos está lloviendo, y va en aumento. Suponemos que la tormenta pasará directamente sobre nosotros esta noche”.En un comunicado dado a conocer a mediodía del 30 de agosto, el obispo Jacob W. Owensby dijo que las escuelas y oficinas se habían cerrado en varias parroquias. Las aguas de las inundaciones han invadido algunas viviendas y empresas en las zonas sur y oeste de la diócesis. Owensby está en el proceso de conectarse con el clero a cargo de las congregaciones para verificar su situación.“Esperamos juntos, no sólo para ver lo que trae esta tormenta, sino también para discernir cómo ser de máxima utilidad a los necesitados”, dijo Owensby. Él decía más adelante en el comunicado: “Ustedes están en mis oraciones por protección. Juntos pasaremos esto y llevaremos ayuda a los necesitados”.Más al este, en Nueva Orleáns, la lluvia era más intensa en las últimas horas del 28 de agosto y entrado el 29, dijo el Muy Rdo. David A. duPlantier, deán de la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral]. Las escuelas cerraron el 29 de agosto, pero muchas estaban abiertas el 30. La catedral cerró en la tarde del 29 de agosto para que el personal pudiera irse a sus casas, pero abrió al día siguiente, mientas el personal afrontaba con cautela sus quehaceres. Hasta ahora ninguna iglesia ha resultado afectada, añadió el deán.Nueva Orleáns está acostumbrada a inundaciones periódicas, dijo duPlantier, de manera que han estado al tanto de los feligreses que saben corren mayores riesgos y han sabido de personas que tuvieron alguna fluencia de agua en el perímetro de sus casas, pero no mucho más.¿El peor efecto del huracán Harvey en Nueva Orleáns hasta el momento? El síndrome del estrés postraumático. El 29 de agosto se cumplieron 12 años del huracán Katrina, que fue responsable de 1.833 muertes.“Es una ocasión muy emotiva aun cuando no haya una tormenta que venga aquí o a cualquier otra parte”, dijo duPlantier refiriéndose a la fecha. El era deán entonces y estuvo en el centro de los esfuerzos de recuperación y ayuda.Las imágenes de la TV de  los angustiosos rescates en medio de las inundaciones de Houston les hacen revivir recuerdos a sus amigos y familiares, dijo Karen Mackey, coordinadora de comunicaciones de la Diócesis de Luisiana.“Nos sentimos aliviados de que la lluvia no haya sido tan fuerte como predijeron, y todos estamos nerviosos, pero es sencillamente esta época del año”, explicó Mackey. “Estamos orando por nuestros amigos y a la espera de que esta cosa se vaya rápidamente para poder comenzar la restauración y la recuperación”.La Diócesis de Luisiana ha pedido a sus iglesias que hagan una colecta especial en los oficios del 3 de septiembre para el fondo [de los damnificados] del Harvey de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo.“Somos personas que hemos conocido de primera mano la generosidad de otros”, dijo el obispo de Luisiana, Morris K. Thompson, quien instó a la diócesis el 29 de agosto a “dar lo que puedan”.Las lluvias y las marejadas del Harvey han afectado zonas tan distantes como la Diócesis del Suroeste de la Florida, donde hubo personas que se quedaron atrapadas en sus hogares y otras que andaban en botes por las calles. La iglesia episcopal de San Jorge [St. George’s Episcopal Church] en Bradenton abrió para ayudar a personas de un estacionamiento vecino de casas rodantes que se había inundado, dijo Garland Pollard, director de comunicaciones diocesanas del Suroeste de la Florida.Para el Rvdmo. Dabney Smith, obispo de la Diócesis del Suroeste de la Florida, las imágenes de las inundaciones en Houston también le trajeron terribles recuerdos. Él era el rector de la iglesia de La Trinidad [Trinity Church] en Nueva Orleáns cuando azotó Katrina. Smith recuerda montañas de basura  que llegaban a la altura de los techos de las casas, el constante olor de cuerpos en descomposición y el sonido de disparos mientras intentaba dormir de noche.“Fue un momento horrible, y fue un momento santo”, dijo Smith a ENS el 30 de agosto. Una vez que la inundación cedió, el sirvió en la Iniciativa Episcopal de Vivienda Camino de Jericó [Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative] que se iniciara en la catedral de Nueva Orleáns para la creación de viviendas que se necesitaban desesperadamente para las víctimas del Katrina.“Una de las cosas que aprendí de mi experiencia del Katrina y que creo aprenderé en Houston, es que en medio de los fallos sistémicos existe el poder de la Iglesia.  Personas de todos los ámbitos de la sociedad se reunieron para atender a personas que sólo necesitaban compasión. Le oí decir a la gente ‘gracias a Dios por la Iglesia’”.— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es jefa de redacción interina de Episcopal News Service. Amy Sowder es corresponsal especial de Episcopal News Service, así como escritora y redactora radicada en  Brooklyn, Nueva York. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags 2017 Hurricanes, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Eventscenter_img Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Por Mary Frances Schjonberg y Amy SowderPosted Aug 30, 2017 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Hurricane Harvey Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Commissioner Ruth Uses Facebook for Debate Prep

first_img Sue Grandy Sam RuthThis afternoon, Commissioner Sam Ruth, running for re-election to Seat #3 against Pastor Doug Bankston and Alice Nolan, took to Facebook to ask for help “defining his opponent”. On his personal Facebook page, Commissioner Ruth made these remarks and asked these questions:“Working on talking points for debate. I have my accomplishments under control. Working on defining my opponent – how’s this one?”“Says he’s for the future but runs with the good ‘ole boys from the past.”“Says he’s for accountability but defended in a letter to the editor the lack of transparency of the board of a private trust fund he is a member of.”“My issue is he can be perceived as a great guy. He hasn’t crossed the good ole boys to yet see how they truly are. So, the old guard puts up a minister who himself is deceived about their true nature to try to deceive 50% of the vote. Ideas of how to get this across are appreciated.”“You’re a great guy,…. – but why are you promoted all over the good ‘old boys FB pages, taking thousands of dollars from them and refusing to talk about how bad city hall was under their leadership. Talking about a future for Apopka when you still don’t have a clear picture of the past – isn’t a credential for public service.”Doug BanksonRuth’s candid remarks appear to be about Bankson. In a statement to The Apopka Voice, he did not distance himself or walk back any of his posts.“I was in thought preparation trying to see how hard-hitting to be in the debate. I wanted my supporters to weigh-in prior to the debate. Their opinions matter very much to me. Everyone will know how I handle all debate issues Wednesday evening.”When asked to respond to Ruth’s remarks, Bankson simply stated “I’m disappointed.” Reply 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Previous articleAccountability, not race, the reason for single member districtsNext articleMayor’s Job Fair on Wednesday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I am very surprised by Commissioner’s Ruth position against Doug Bankson and/or Alice Nolan who is not to be disregarded because she is a woman and a Generation Y, she is sincere. Ruth’s position regarding the good ole boy is very interesting considering Ruth’s alignment within a new system of good ole boy, Mayor Joe. Under the Mayor, Ruth has factually sat muted and been a dependent rubber stamp vote for the Mayor. A vote against transparency, a vote for initiatives that warrant council approval but executive decisions made by the Mayor only, a vote for blatant disregard for public interest over that of government intervention and intrusion, a vote for questionable deal making that has become the rule instead of the exception to it. Ruth needs to wake up, He and Velazquez ran in a PAC with Mayor Joe when he won office, questions Ruth should be asking himself is, why hasn’t the Mayor endorsed him already. Political self interest. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Well, Ruth, it 34 degree outside, step out in the cold and wake UP!!! Hope these questions help you in your preparation.center_img Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 January 24, 2016 at 7:52 am Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Cobus Reinach highlights package shows why he will probably play Test rugby this year

first_imgWednesday Jun 26, 2019 Cobus Reinach highlights package shows why he will probably play Test rugby this year After a hugely impressive season with Northampton Saints, scrumhalf Cobus Reinach has been included in the Springboks training camp ahead of the international season. Saints have now released this video that shows his tries and assists througout the season.ADVERTISEMENTWhile fellow UK-based number nine Faf de Klerk is likely to be the first choice when it comes to the Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup, Reinach’s form will have pleased fans as he offers something slightly different and also forms a more than competent backup should De Klerk pick up an injury.Many fans and pundits actually feel his form has been such that he could easily start for the Springboks, with De Klerk adding spark off the bench.He was joint top try scorer in the Premiership, and as this video shows, was directly involved in 19 tries for Saints. He was also named the Players’ Player of the Season and the Supporters’ Player of the Season.Other notable overseas based players included in the provisional Springbok squad are Montpellier’s Frans Steyn, Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee and Rynardt Elstadt.*Players that took part in the Super Rugby quarter finals are not listed below, and will join the squad soon.ADVERTISEMENTSpringbok squad for alignment and conditioning camp:Forwards: Schalk Brits (Bulls), Marcell Coetzee (Ulster, Ireland), Lood de Jager (Bulls), Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), Rynardt Elstadt (Toulouse, France), Eben Etzebeth ( Stormers), Steven Kitshoff (Stormers), Vincent Koch (Saracens, England), Siya Kolisi ( Stormers), Frans Malherbe (Stormers), Malcolm Marx ( Lions), Bongi Mbonambi (Stormers), Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), Franco Mostert (Gloucester, England), Marvin Orie ( Lions), Kwagga Smith (Lions).Backs: Damian de Allende (Stormers), Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England), Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions), Elton Jantjies ( Lions), Herschel Jantjies (Stormers), Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse, France), Dillyn Lleyds (Stormers), Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz, Japan), Cobus Reinach (Northampton Saints, England), Frans Steyn (Montpellier, France). Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

Loan Moratorium Case- No Requirement Of Specific Resolution Plan For Borrowers For Invocation Of Resolution Framework: RBI Tells Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesLoan Moratorium Case- No Requirement Of Specific Resolution Plan For Borrowers For Invocation Of Resolution Framework: RBI Tells Supreme Court Sanya Talwar13 Dec 2020 8:20 PMShare This – xReserve Bank of India has informed the Top Court that borrowers opting for resolution of COVID-related stressed loans shall not be required to submit any specific plans. RBI has stated that borrowers may invoke resolution framework by submitting a request to the lending institutions.The Resolution Framework does not require any resolution plan in any form to be submitted to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginReserve Bank of India has informed the Top Court that borrowers opting for resolution of COVID-related stressed loans shall not be required to submit any specific plans. RBI has stated that borrowers may invoke resolution framework by submitting a request to the lending institutions.The Resolution Framework does not require any resolution plan in any form to be submitted to the lending institutions at the time of request for invocation. Rather, for invocation, the borrowers are required to merely submit a request to the lending institutions for being considered under the Resolution Framework- RBI Tells Supreme CourtEarlier, India’s central bank earlier announced a resolution framework to mitigate the financial stresses faced by entities due to disruption in business activity, on account of the Coronavirus pandemic.In this background, RBI has told top court that the specific contours of resolution plan to be implemented may be decided by the lending institutions, in consultation with the borrower.”Thereafter, the lending institutions will take an in-principle decision – as per their Board approved policy – on invoking the Resolution Framework. After such invocation, the specific contours of resolution plan to be implemented may be decided by the lending institutions, in consultation with the borrower. While for personal loans the resolution plan is to be implemented within 90 days from the date of invocation, for all other loans a period of 180 days from the date of invocation has been prescribed,” the additional affidavit of the RBI reads.Senior Advocate VV Giri appeared for the Reserve Bank of India on the last date, arguing that the prudence framework was available in terms of the RBI Circulars.He had argued today that the discretion to frame a resolution plan should be with the bank and not the borrower.On December 8, the Centre told Supreme Court that to roll out interest waivers would mean that a huge waiver will be attracted which in turn would affect the economy. “If the banks were to bear this burden, it would necessarily wipe out a substantial and a major part of their net worth, rendering most of the banks unviable and raising a very serious question mark over their very survival”, said SG while stating that a blanket waiver of interest would mean foregoing an estimated 6 lac crore.Justice Bhushan told him at this juncture that he courts were conscious of this and that it would not pass any orders which would shake the economy.The bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan is expected to continue hearing plea’s seeking extension of the Covid19 induced loan moratorium.Read the thread on what transpired in Court on December 9.Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal student addresses Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

first_img WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Donegal student addresses Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action Twitter Pinterest Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleHuge increase in homelessness in DonegalNext articleMan found in Derry with head and face injuries dies News Highland Facebook A Donegal student has told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action that this is just the beginning of a climate revolution.Conal O’Boyle was part of a group of Donegal students who travelled to Dublin yesterday to present a petition to Minister Richard Bruton.Today, he addressed the Committee raising a number of issues including the lack of infrastructure in the North West.The student from Muff told those in attendance that climate action has been overshadowed by Brexit and now is the time to change that:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/conaloboyleweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – March 28, 2019 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Churchill Insurance

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Shortlisted team for the PWA Award for HR Excellence through Technology: Personnel Today Awards 2000A home-grown computer-based training scheme has transformed learning of technical knowledge for Churchill Insurance’s frontline staff, and saved the company at least £28,000.As the UK’s second largest direct insurer, Churchill has a customer base in excess of 1.5 million people. It employs more than 4,500 staff in the UK and another 40 in New Delhi, India who are primarily involved in IT programming.All staff dealing directly with customers used to sit a cumbersome written test every six months to ensure they were up to date on knowledge of Churchill’s products. It was a labour-intensive process involving a lot of paperwork, administration and lengthy marking. It also required staff to spend too much time away from their desks. In November 1998 IT trainer Stuart White decided it was time to convince senior HR managers and the board that the process could be streamlined and training made more effective using CBT. White quickly realised that no existing off-the-shelf software products would be appropriate to meet Churchill’s needs, so for a small outlay of £2,000 he bought Macromedia Attain Authorware and adapted the content and design.The new system had to be easy to use, reliable and capable of testing individuals and immediately producing reports. Churchill used existing expertise to tailor the software. The team members involved were diverse and spread across a number of sites, including India, yet the initiative was ready to roll out within four months. By March 1999 they had transferred all testing to the new system and were beginning to change the way staff perceived testing on the job. Under the old paper-based testing, employees saw it as a performance measure in which line managers were trying to catch them out. With CBT, staff had to be shown that testing was a developmental tool not a disciplinary one. The format of the tests remained the same but a bank of 60 questions were created for each skill. Each department in Churchill nominated an expert to assist in the writing of the questions and these were then passed to the technical services unit for approval.While Stuart White was responsible for the design and user experience of the training modules, HR colleague Rita Jeffery tackled the technical content, the tests and the initial pilot. CBT has reduced the amount of time spent on inductions for new staff, avoided duplication of training, ensured consistency of technical training and streamlined the whole process. So far, just under 3,000 tests have been conducted nationwide. Now others areas of the business are looking to apply CBT. The company’s key value is “kaizan” – continual improvement – and this is being applied through linking CBT to the intranet, recruitment and assessment of staff and to enhance self learning. White and Jeffery are also keen to add sound and video to their existing modules to make the learning experience more dynamic. Overall, they believe the development of CBT as fundamental to Churchill’s strategy of world-class staff producing a world-class service. “We now have a system in place which is both quick and fair,” says Rita Jeffery. “Staff no longer see testing as a threat and are now so keen that even if they lose one market they want to know why. Previously they were more concerned with passing.”“The beauty of this was that it was home-grown and therefore gives us so much more control,” says Stuart White. “We are handling just under 5,000 more customer calls per year now because we saved staff so much time and they are more effective.”‘ This is the second time that Churchill Insurance has been shortlisted in the Personnel Today Awards. Last year, the HR team was a finalist in the Excellence in Training category. Company fact fileTeam Churchill Insurance HR and Training Team, Bromley, Kent Team leaders Karen Coleman, HR senior training & development manager; Stuart White, IT trainer HR Number in HR team 30, including IT specialists in IndiaNumber of employees responsible for Over 4,500Main achievements Huge savings and improved effectiveness of training by introducing a new computer-based system for testing staff knowledgePriorities for next 12 months Computer-based training is now so popular at Churchill that all areas of the business wish to adopt it. There are plans to link CBT to the company intranet, to use it in recruitment and assessment and to add sound and video modules to enhance self learning Judge’s Comment “At first sight, Churchill’s electronic testing of customer-facing staff may be seen as a narrow application of technology. However, movement to electronic testing has turned an unpopular, time-consuming chore into a vehicle for fast feedback to staff and management. This particular project is a good example of relevant technology to meet key business goals. The management of the project, using IT staff based in India, is also noteworthy” Churchill InsuranceOn 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Estimating migratory connectivity of gray catbirds (Dumetella Carolinensis) using geolocator and mark-recapture data

first_imgUnderstanding the connectivity between breeding and nonbreeding populations of migratory birds is fundamental to our knowledge of biological phenomena such as population dynamics and dispersal. Moreover, our ability to quantify migratory connectivity has inevitable consequences for both conservation and management of species that utilize distinct geographic locations. Technology is rapidly advancing our ability to track birds throughout the annual cycle and to collect data on the degree of connectivity among breeding and nonbreeding populations. We combined two direct methods, mark recapture (n = 17) and geolocation (n = 6), to estimate the migratory connectivity of breeding and nonbreeding populations of Gray Catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis). Data from geolocators show that birds breeding in the Mid-Atlantic overwinter in both Cuba and southern Florida. Mark recapture data supported our geolocator results but also provided a broader spatial perspective by documenting that Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern populations occupy distinct geographic localities during the nonbreeding period. This research underscores the importance of geolocators, as well as other tools, to advance our understanding of migratory connectivity. Finally, our results highlight the potential value of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Bird Banding Laboratory mark recapture data, which are often underutilized in ornithological research.last_img read more