first_imgFriday 8 April 2011 7:36 am Barclays “most at risk” from bank reforms More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks whatsapp Barclays is most at risk from a government appointed commission’s push to reform the sector by protecting and ring-fencing ordinary savers from risky investment banking, a poll showed.Six out of 11 analysts and fund managers polled said Barclays had the most to lose if the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) proposes on Monday that British banks form separate subsidiaries for their retail banking operations and investment bank businesses.The “ring-fencing” model is aimed at protecting ordinary savers if a company’s investment bank fails, and to ensure that a bank’s “utility” functions – such as money transfers or small business services – still operate in such a scenario.However, such reforms will also likely result in higher costs and more capital for groups with major investment banking divisions – such as Barclays.Analysts said all the listed British banks – Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, HSBC and Standard Chartered – risked being impacted in some way by the commission’s planned reforms.“We expect a bold document with disposals and subsidiarisation remaining on the table,” Deutsche Bank said in a research note.However, the majority said Barclays faced the biggest possible hit, in terms of higher capital costs on its BarCap investment banking operation, which is larger than similar units at RBS and HSBC.“If the ICB recommends a high degree a separation, the market will react negatively given costs involved. An increase in funding cost seems inevitable,” brokerage Evolution Securities said in a research note.“As an example, BarCap has around 100 billion pounds of wholesale debt – if the cost of funding for BarCap was to increase by say 100 basis points due to this, the impact could be 1 billion pounds after tax,” it added.Cavendish Asset Management fund manager Paul Mumford agreed that Barclays could be the worst hit from the commission’s expected push to ring-fence investment banking and retail banking into separate legal entities. whatsapp Share John Dunne Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Esports Q&A: Seth Schorr, Fifth Street Gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 25th June 2018 | By Stephen Carter Topics: Esports Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Esports Seth Schorr, the Downtown Grand boss and esports aficionado, says he believes esports will benefit greatly from the repeal of PASPA, but even as competitive video gaming spreads to other locations across the country, he sees Vegas remaining as the natural North American hub of the verticalWhat does the lifting of the US sports betting ban mean for esports? For esports in particular I believe the lifting of the ban will introduce esports betting to more people than the lifting of the sports ban will introduce people to traditional betting.What I mean by that is that in North America there has been illegal sports betting going on for decades — the American Gaming Association states that $150bn a year is wagered on sports betting and 5% of that is in Nevada, so if you do the maths 95% is done illegally in many different ways.But the typical esports bettor is not aware of all these illegal forms of betting — there are lesser known illegal ways but there are no local bookies taking esports bets. Now all of a sudden, there are going to be far more legal, advertised ways of betting on esports so I believe esports betting will see a dramatic increase.Do you think states regulating sports betting will lump esports in with other sports or want to regulate them separately? That is definitely a good question and each state will have to go through its own regulatory and exploratory process. That is why organisations such as the Nevada Esports Alliance work so closely with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), which signed an MoU with the Gaming Control Board last year.That got the Nevada Gaming Commission comfortable with esports betting and in particular which leagues and which tournament operators they should allow sports betting on. Each state will go through the same process. Some will take Nevada as the gold standard, others will take a different approach.Certainly in all of the main gaming states, the gaming authorities have esports on their radar.You’ve recently been in Atlantic City working on an opening that also has an esports component. Can you tell me about that? In Atlantic City, New Jersey we are opening the Ocean Resort Casino on June 28 this year, which happens to also coincide with the opening of the Hard Rock Casino, so it is a very exciting day for Atlantic City. Ocean Resort Casino is working very closely with esports operators in Philadelphia, including the Overwatch team, Philadelphia Fusion, and we are holding a major esports event in October.Ocean is also working with William Hill as our sportsbook operator and William Hill has taken esports bets in Nevada so should the Division of Gaming Enforcement allow it – and today we are not sure if they will – then William Hill will more than likely take esports bets in New Jersey.We are also opening a longue called The Den, which will have an esports component where weekly casual tournaments will take place in the summer, so there is a whole slew of esports experiences happening at Ocean.With openings like Ocean and also the rollout of sports betting across the US, do you think Nevada will remain the natural hub of esports betting in the US? Absolutely, because with esports the betting component is just one part of esports. Where Nevada has an advantage over other jurisdictions is that it is an entertainment destination, because it has arenas that are being converted into either esports-friendly arenas or permanent esports arenas. #Nevada has two of the best esports arenas in the country: the Millennial Esports Arena in Downtown Las Vegas and the Allied Esports Arena at the Luxor. There is nothing like that in any other jurisdiction.The Downtown Grand is to date the only esports friendly hotel in the United States, with its permanent training facility — the boot camp facility — and a video game suite. So the fact that these hotels are so committed to esports is the reason why Las Vegas is going to continue to be successful, not just because we can take a wager.How is the entertainment mix changing in Vegas and how are you adapting to this? I don’t know that it is changing as much as we are always adding new entertainment experiences, which is what esports is. Boxing and casinos have gone together like peanut butter and jelly since the 1970s. The USC was born out of Las Vegas and the integration of sports with casinos is nothing new.Esports is simply another sport that casinos are using to activate their resorts and drive traffic. The difference is that esports is the only sport where the spectators, after they watch the professional match, can go and play.You can’t go and box after a boxing match. You can’t go and wrestle after a USC fight, but you certainly can go to the Allied Esports Arena or the Downtown Grand and play in a tournament after watching a tournament.The Allied Esports Arena has been built on the site of a former nightclub, do you see esports replacing the nightclub scene in any significant way? The nightclub scene may be a little oversaturated; there are so many nightclub experiences so I think we are starting to see nightclubs shift but I wouldn’t take it that far.I’m a big fan of what Allied Esports has done, however I don’t think they are quite yet there and I believe they may transition to a combination of nightclub and esports.It might be a new form of nightlife where you may go to a nightclub and there may be drinking and dancing and flirting and all the things that we do at nightclubs, but people can also play and watch video games.Have the strategies pursued by your casino and others such as MGM and Luxor proven successful in terms of shifting the demographic towards the emerging demographic of Millennials? It depends on how you define success and what your expectations are. I can speak specifically to the Downtown Grand and say that we do consider our esports efforts to be a success in this regard. We knew going into it, being the pioneers and having zero roadmap or someone’s playbook to follow, that we would have to try different things. Some things exceeded our expectations, others didn’t, in which case we pivoted and course corrected.You’ve previously talked about new developments in slot machines that incorporate a level of skill to capture the interest of Millennials and gamers. Are these groups spending money on these games? A company that I am on the board of called GameCo has created video game slot machines where people’s video game skills allow them to get the best payout. We rolled it out in Atlantic City, New Jersey first and a few other jurisdictions across the states.In Nevada we are going through the licensing process today but what we have seen is when these devices are placed in the right locations we have seen Millennials play these machines who would otherwise not play a traditional slot machine.Many of the Millennials, specifically gamers, are used to being rewarded for getting better at a game — the more they play, the more skilled they are and they get rewarded for that skill. That does not exist in a slot machine. There is no skill involved in a slot machine, it is 100% based on luck. That is not attractive to a gamer as it goes against everything a gamer believes in.So by creating some element of skill – there is still an element of chance — that enhances your odds of winning or enhances the payout it becomes something that is attractive to a gamer. In our early trials and it has only been on the floor for a year, we have seen that gamers like this type of gambling better than slots based gambling.What else is coming down the pipeline that is supportive of this Millennial-focused strategy? My company has developed a patent pending technology solution called that allows bars and restaurants in North America to become esports friendly and even become sportsbooks. So a sports bar may want to show esports matches — they don’t want to become 100% esports but they want to add esports to their programming just like they have football, soccer, golf, etc.We have designed a technology that allows them to easily stream esports content from Twitch and other channels and also allows the guests to control what is on that TV, it’s just like a jukebox but here we are now allowing people to control the video.This is very important for esports because there are so many channels to choose from that if a random bar in North America wants to start to show esports matches it is very difficult for them to know what to choose. It is very obvious in traditional sports — most sports bars know what to put on. Most sports bars do not know what to put on with esports.We did a pilot test over the last couple of months and we found that guests love it and bars love it, because it allows them cater to this new audience that they otherwise don’t know how to.  And now that PASPA has been repealed, as a customer is watching esports there is a direct link to sportsbook operators, which then allows them to take bets. Downtown Grand boss and esports aficionado believes esports will benefit greatly from the repeal of PASPAlast_img read more

first_imgUn mensaje del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Posted Apr 23, 2012 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN [23 de abril de 2012] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal emitió el siguiente mensaje a la conclusión de la reunión de tres días en Salt Lake City, UT (Diócesis de Utah):Un mensaje del Consejo Ejecutivo20 de abril de 2012Salt Lake City, UT¡El Señor ha resucitado! ¡Aleluya!¡Es verdad! ¡El Señor ha resucitado, Aleluya!En esta gozosa estación de Pascua, el Consejo Ejecutivo se reunió en Salt Lake City para su última reunión de este trienio.Ha sido un tiempo de reflexión sobre lo que hemos hecho y lo que no hemos hecho. Ha sido un momento dedicado a preguntarnos si hemos amado a nuestro prójimo – a los miembros del Consejo y personal del Centro de la Iglesia, a los obispos, a los clérigos y a los laicos de la Iglesia Episcopal, a nuestros hermanos y hermanas de la Comunión Anglicana, a hermanas y hermanos que optaron por salir de la Iglesia Episcopal, a los pobres, los necesitados y los oprimidos – como a nosotros mismos.¿Hemos tenido la suficiente fuerza y ??valentía para realizar este trabajo, o a veces nos hemos reprimido ante la obligación de ponernos de pie y decir cosas que no solo son difíciles de decir sino difíciles de oír? ¿Hemos apreciado la colegialidad más que la rendición de cuentas? ¿Hemos usado nuestra estructura para capacitar a una parte de la iglesia, mientras que des-capacitamos a la otra? ¿Hemos sido capaces de superar el miedo a lo desconocido cuando nos enfrentamos a los retos de ser Iglesia en un mundo post cristiano?La Obispa Presidente habló de esto en su discurso de apertura: “Vamos a ser más fieles, y mucho más eficaces en ese trabajo de discernimiento si abandonamos toda sospecha y suposición acerca de los motivos de otros y la política del poder, todo lo cual se basa en el miedo y la escasez. Lo que sí sabemos es que el amor perfecto rechaza todo temor y cuando recordamos cuán profunda y plenamente el amor habita en nosotros, el miedo empieza a retroceder”.La presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados, Bonnie Anderson dijo: “Yo quiero que cambiemos. Pero quiero que lo hagamos con responsabilidad, con un marco conceptual que nos libre de las consecuencias no intencionadas que surgen de una toma de decisiones reactiva. Quiero que mantengamos la toma de decisiones en manos de todos los bautizados y no en una pequeña elite”.El Director de Operaciones, el obispo Stacy Sauls, dijo en su discurso de apertura: “La conversación que anhelo tener con ustedes como líderes elegidos de la Iglesia Episcopal no tiene que ver con el pánico de que nuestros números vayan en declive, sino de cómo podemos fortalecer lo que funciona mejor entre nosotros y hacer que lo que es fuerte sea más fuerte de manera que el más fuerte puede servir al menos fuerte. La conversación que anhelo tener con ustedes no tiene nada que ver sobre cómo lograr que lleguen más personas a nuestras puertas para que nos ayuden a pagar las cuentas, sino sobre cómo lograr más discípulos de Jesús que vayan a cambiar el mundo y logren que se realice el sueño de Dios”.La sesión plenaria de apertura se inició con una discusión franca sobre la extremada decepción del Consejo del presupuesto que se envió a PB&F. Los miembros del Consejo tenían muy claro que su decepción no consistía simplemente en una renuencia a dejar pasar el presupuesto, sino en una declaración muy clara de que el presupuesto enviado a PB & F no es el presupuesto que el Consejo había aprobado. En lugar de gastar el tiempo culpando a alguien, los miembros del Consejo se dedicaron, con bastante rapidez, a discutir cómo corregir la situación dentro de los límites de los cánones. El viernes, el Consejo aprobó una nota detallando sus preocupaciones al PB&F.El debate en la sesión plenaria reforzó nuestra conciencia de que al mismo tiempo que hemos tratado de ahorrar dinero al tener reuniones más breves del Consejo, la cantidad de trabajo sigue siendo el mismo o ampliado. El resultado ha sido días de trabajo más largos con los miembros y personal del Consejo cansados ??y estresados, dando lugar a una mayor probabilidad de cometer errores.Dicho esto, queremos recordar a la Iglesia que nuestro trabajo en este trienio ha implicado mucho más que el solo presupuesto. Gran parte de ello no es tan visible como el presupuesto, pero es estructuralmente importante, al igual que un soporte a menudo es difícil de ver, pero que es de vital importancia de apoyo a la vid a medida que crece hacia la luz. Esta última reunión parecía el momento oportuno para poner de relieve el alcance de nuestro trabajo.El Comité de Misión Local y Ministerio (LMM) fue creado por completo con los nuevos miembros del Consejo. Eso significó que su primera tarea fue el descubrimiento y desarrollo del ámbito de su trabajo. Decidieron que además de simplemente aprobar la continuación del financiamiento de los Centros de Jubileo se respetaría y celebraría el trabajo realizado por los distintos centros. En esta reunión celebraron la obra de la Catedral de Todos los Santos en Santo Tomás, cuyo trabajo con los ancianos incluye visitas a domicilio, cuidado pastoral y el trabajo con los nietos en la atención después de la escuela. LMM también pasó mucho tiempo considerando asuntos multiculturales con un enfoque particular en el fomento de que toda la Iglesia participe en el trabajo contra el racismo. Esta tarea pide a la Iglesia que continúe, individual y colectivamente, reconociendo, identificando y haciendo frente al racismo en todas sus formas.En esta reunión, el comité del Consejo contra el racismo trabajó con los miembros para centrarse en el racismo sistémico. En nuestra mesa de discusiones los miembros relataron casos en que se dieron cuenta de cómo el racismo impregna el mundo en que vivimos, nos movemos y tenemos nuestro ser; la mayoría de nosotros nos encontramos en posiciones de privilegio que nos aíslan de la mayor parte de los resultados destructivos de este pecado y por lo tanto nos coloca en peligro de estar ciegos a su efecto sobre los menos privilegiados.El informe del Comité para la Promoción y Redes de Conexión en torno a su trabajo sobre temas de inmigración condujo al Consejo a una discusión acalorada y apasionada sobre la forma en que nos burlamos de las diferencias entre la formación contra el racismo y la formación sobre la diversidad y la inclusión. La inmigración incluye más cuestiones que las del racismo. ¿Cómo podemos crear espacio para las personas que vienen de otros países a nuestra Iglesia? ¿Cómo podemos ampliar nuestra conversación para abordar estas cuestiones, sin disminuir en modo alguno nuestro compromiso con la necesidad particular y urgente de trabajar contra el racismo en esta Iglesia y en estos Estados Unidos? Es claro que esta será una conversación en curso en el Consejo.El comité de Promoción y Redes de Conexión en colaboración con la Oficina de la Iglesia Episcopal de Relaciones con el Gobierno ha propuesto resoluciones sobre la reforma migratoria, discriminación racial y la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa. Estas resoluciones potencian la defensa local, regional, nacional e internacional a favor de los marginados y capacitan a la Oficina de Relaciones con el Gobierno a presionar en el Capitolio en nombre de nuestros valores compartidos como episcopales en un ambiente conflictivo y partidista. Por ejemplo, una simple resolución sobre las dimensiones morales de los presupuestos equilibrados dio a la Iglesia Episcopal la capacidad de participar en un debate nacional dominante en una forma creativa, visible e influyente que no hubiera sido posible de no existir la resolución.El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Misión Mundial estudió muchas áreas importantes de interés. Trabajó con el Grupo de Trabajo D020 que ha desarrollado un proceso que permitió la participación de la Iglesia en la respuesta al propuesto Pacto Anglicano mediante la preparación de una guía de estudio. Las respuestas cotejadas del liderazgo de la Iglesia a todos los niveles formaron el informe que se encuentra en el próximo Libro Azul. El comité se comprometió a una revisión en curso de la fuente de financiamiento y la distribución de fondos para CETALC (Centro para la Educación Teológica de América Latina y el Caribe). Siguió la marcha de la creación de un seminario para América Latina y el Caribe, recibió noticias de misioneros, especialmente de los Jóvenes Adultos en el Cuerpo de Servicio, y discutió formas de apoyar los esfuerzos de futuros misioneros. Después de la exitosa Conferencia del Ministerio Regional Mutuo tenida en febrero de 2010 que involucró a todas las provincias de las Américas, el comité estudió planes para una futura conferencia. El comité continuó evaluando los convenios que la Iglesia Episcopal tiene con nuestros socios del pacto en México, América Central, Brasil, Filipinas y Liberia. Por último, el comité también recibió informes periódicos de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo y trabajó en la campaña de la “Reconstrucción de nuestra Iglesia en Haití”.El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre la Financiación de la Misión lidió con muchos temas más allá del presupuesto. Continuó celebrando consultas sobre la financiación de los Archivos y el seguimiento de la financiación de la misión, así como la imagen financiera más amplia de la Iglesia, incluyendo las modificaciones del presupuesto sobre una base anual y las tendencias financieras a una distancia de cinco a veinte años. También examinó el mejor y más apropiado uso de la propiedad del Centro de la Iglesia y revisó el estado de recaudación de fondos para Haití.En ausencia del presidente del comité, Del Glover, el presidente en funciones, Tim Anderson, pidió al director de operaciones Sauls que compartiera con todo el Consejo su informe sobre el esfuerzo de propuesta de crear una Cooperativa de la Iglesia Episcopal. Lo que implica un servicio de alta calidad profesional a las diócesis, a las congregaciones y a otras instituciones episcopales, a un costo más bajo que el que estaría a disposición de estas instituciones individuales si hicieran uso de economías de escala y del poder adquisitivo del grupo. Esto dejaría fondos adicionales para la misión y el ministerio a nivel local, por ello contribuyendo a la misión general de la Iglesia.El Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Gobierno y Administración para la Misión (GAM) se formó a principios de este trienio y rápidamente se dio cuenta de que había un amplio trabajo que llevar a cabo, que incluía un análisis completo y revisión de los Estatutos del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Convención General y de la Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera, la creación de reglas de orden para el Consejo Ejecutivo, una revisión de la Normativa de Denunciantes para el personal, un llamado a la Consulta de GAM-009 sobre la estructura de la Iglesia celebrada en mayo de 2011; y el inicio de entrenamiento de desarrollo para los miembros del Consejo. En esta reunión, el Consejo adoptó un nuevo Manual del Empleado para DFMS, normas para recursos humanos y normas para la protección de niños y jóvenes contra posibles abusos. La adopción del Manual del Empleado y normas, representa una enorme cantidad de trabajo por parte del Consejo Ejecutivo y de los miembros del personal: John E. Colón, Paul Nix y el obispo Stacy Sauls. John Colón, Director de Gestión de Recursos Humanos, fue especialmente elogiado por su importante contribución y dedicación incansable a la realización de este importante proyecto.El miércoles por la noche la Clase del 2015 se despidió de la Clase del 2012 con un alegre asado que reveló talentos desconocidos hasta ahora de algunos de nuestros miembros. La Clase del 2012 fue recompensada con un “EC Crucero” dirigido por “El capitán Gregory Straub”, que fue interpretado por un miembro del Consejo que permanecerá en el anonimato para protegerse de ser asediado por los cazatalentos.El jueves el Consejo escuchó los informes del Rvdmo James Cowan, obispo de la Columbia Británica y enlace con el Consejo de la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá, y de Lelanda Lee, representante electa del Consejo ante la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América.El obispo Cowan nos recordó la necesidad de escucharnos mutuamente y a “la mayoría” con respeto y profundamente.Preguntó: “¿Dónde están las voces proféticas en medio de vosotros? Personalmente, como obispo, necesito recordar que los profetas son un fastidio cuando trato de mantener una institución, pero son necesarios para la reforma de la institución”.También dijo que quiere llevarse a casa el proceso del Consejo de la formación contra el racismo.Lelanda Lee informó de una reunión a la que asistió la semana pasada, donde por primera vez, otros tres socios en comunión plena de ELCA también estuvieron presentes: la Iglesia Reformada en América, la Iglesia Presbiteriana de EE.UU., y la Provincia del Sur de la Iglesia Morava. Lee señaló que a diferencia de los otros interlocutores ecuménicos, ella es la única persona laica entre ellos, un reflejo del compromiso de la Iglesia Episcopal hacia el ministerio de los laicos. Su intención al compartir información específica de la reunión de ELCA y de estas otras iglesias era la de poner de relieve el hecho de que nuestras iglesias comparten en común muchas preocupaciones y tendencias.El Consejo también escuchó un informe completo de Elizabeth Lowell sobre la labor realizada en torno a la creación de una Oficina de Desarrollo para la Iglesia Episcopal. Los principales desafíos incluyen el tiempo necesario para dedicar al cultivo adecuado de posibles donantes, encontrar personas que puedan solicitar esas donaciones más importantes y obtener el software de desarrollo más eficaz.Al concluir la sesión plenaria, en un momento de privilegio personal un miembro del Consejo reflexionó – dados los datos actuales sobre el número de personas que no tienen afiliación religiosa – sobre lo que pasaría si todos nos comprometiéramos a gastar tanto tiempo y dinero en el desarrollo de destrezas para la evangelización y la mayordomía como lo hacemos para la recaudación de fondos.Como siempre, terminamos en torno a la mesa del Señor, reunidos no solo en busca de consuelo, sino también de fuerza, no solo de perdón, sino también de renovación.El Consejo aprobó las resoluciones sobre los siguientes temas:Declara el apoyo del Consejo a la Ley Senatorial 1670, de Terminar la Ley de Perfiles Raciales de 2011, la cual está diseñada a hacer cumplir el derecho constitucional a la igual protección de las leyes mediante la eliminación de perfiles raciales mediante el cambio de las normas y los procedimientos que subyacen a la práctica, y se solidariza con el sufrimiento de las víctimas por los daños causados ??por la discriminación racial, a sus familias y sus comunidadesInsta al Congreso a aprobar la Ley del Senado 1925 para reautorizar la Ley de Violencia contra la Mujer, que incluye nuevas medidas de protección hacia las mujeres nativas americanas.Declara el apoyo del Consejo a la labor que está realizando la campaña del Fondo de Defensa Infantil de “El Túnel de la Cuna a la Prisión” y de campañas similares dirigidas a romper el ciclo de encarcelamiento desproporcionado de niños y jóvenes de color elegidos como objetivo de las reglas de Cero Tolerancia.Reafirma la importancia para la Iglesia del continuado entrenamiento de la lucha contra el racismo y el Consejo se compromete a participar en el entrenamiento de lucha contra el racismo en sus sesiones regulares de forma periódica.Reafirma el compromiso de la Iglesia en la campaña de la reconstrucción de nuestra Iglesia en Haití, y agradece a la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal por su liderazgo inicial en la administración de la campaña, que ahora será parte del esfuerzo de desarrollo del personal de la DFMS.Reconoce una nueva relación de compañerismo entre las diócesis del sureste de Florida y Haití.Reafirma el Comité del Consejo Ejecutivo de los Ministerios Indígenas, y reitera su mandato y la composición del comité.Reautoriza la continuidad del Comité sobre la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa del Consejo Ejecutivo y del Comité de Préstamo de Justicia Económica.Aprobó algunas modificaciones de limpieza a los estatutos del Consejo.Aprobó un nuevo Manual del Empleado como resultado de más de dos años de intenso trabajo por parte del actual Comité Permanente Conjunto de Gobierno y Administración y el anterior Comité de Administración y Finanzas.Responde a la necesidad de planificar conversaciones de asociación con la IX Provincia, IARCA y México, para que tales conversaciones puedan servir como modelo para otras asociaciones. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

first_img Reply Mama Mia Jeff Hunt TAGSCity of ApopkaRichard Anderson Previous articleA Cautionary Tale of Theft, Lies, and VideotapeNext articleWater Management District Offers Tips for Hurricane Season Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Has he been terminated or not? The headline says his contract to be terminated by the city. Then, it also states that Commissioner Bankson and Commissioner Dean were notified yesterday of the contract termination……. Is he terminated already, or not? Clear as mud….. What about Commissioner Becker and Commissioner Velazquez, were they notified too, or not? Is it something that the council has to vote on, or not? Or is his contract already terminated by the city? Clear as mud, I say. Please enter your comment! The Apopka Voice has learned that The City of Apopka will terminate the contract with Richard Anderson, the beleaguered former Apopka Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) turned lobbyist and consultant. Commissioners Doug Bankson and Billie Dean  confirmed that they were notified of the contract termination yesterday.Dean stated that he received an email from City Administrator Glenn Irby, written by City Attorney Cliff Shepard informing him of the action taken by the City.Richard AndersonAnderson’s contract is $264,000 per year. In September of 2014, he stepped down as CAO to become a Lobbyist and Consultant for the city in a hastily voted for agreement by The City Council. The Council voted 4-1 in favor of Anderson’s job change, despite the issue not being on the agenda.As previously reported, Anderson is currently a person-of-interest in a Florida Highway Patrol hit-and-run investigation and the defendant in a lawsuit regarding the same incident.Anderson is being sued by Michael Falcon, the victim of a hit-and-run crash on April 5, 2016. In the complaint filed in the 5th Judicial Circuit Court for Lake County on April 19th, Falcon alleges that Anderson was the owner of the truck that collided with his car, and was also the driver of the vehicle.The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that Anderson is a person of interest in that hit-and-run crash last month, which injured Falcon to the extent that he was airlifted to the Orlando Regional Medical Center.“The only person of interest in this hit-and-run investigation is the owner of the truck,” said Sergeant Kim Montes, Public Affairs Officer for The Florida Highway Patrol.The FHP Motor Vehicle Accident Report states Anderson’s truck was going the wrong way at 1:30 a.m. on April 5th and crashed into Falcon’s car.The FHP said it’s trying to identify who was behind the wheel of Anderson’s black Dodge Ram truck when it crashed head-on into Falcon’s gray Toyota Corolla in Lake County road last month.In FHP’s report, witnesses who stopped at the scene said the truck’s driver “…possibly could have been a male with white hair and glasses who was seen walking around the crash scene talking on a cellphone and then left in an unknown direction.”Montes went on to say that Anderson was contacted about the incident and did not provide information as to who was driving the vehicle at the time of the hit-and-run. The investigation remains open according to Montes.Anderson’s Dodge Ram was left behind at the crash scene.Falcon and his wife are suing Anderson, accusing him of being behind the person behind the wheel. 3 COMMENTS Reply It’s pretty stunning that no one has investigated the high value of the contract Mr. Anderson had with such a small city of 45 thousand souls. $264K per year or $22K per month is high! That is on top of his government pension and health care. For lobbying services? Odd. Who is he lobbying? Other people in the city or region? To put this in perspective, in a past job, I hired and managed about a dozen lobbyists including the largest ones in the region. Never did the monthly fee exceed $3500 per month for local government lobbying services. The lobbyist (largest in the state) who handled our state legislative and executive lobbying efforts never exceeded $15K per month. Why is there no uproar over this enormous salary? Where are the investigative reporters? Pray there are no other cities being fleeced like this. Instead of focusing on tax breaks to bring factories to Florida (which I also oppose), the lens should be turned on these nutty contracts cities pay for services like these that are hard to measure. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia June 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate May 26, 2016 at 8:01 pm The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Apopka City Hall May 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I am not suggesting anything one way or another, however I cannot ever recall seeing Richard wearing eyeglasses or shades either. I am not saying he doesn’t wear glasses, but I have never seen him wear eyeglasses, in all the times I have seen him in the past.last_img read more

 14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Virtual Volunteering Project in the USA has updated its resources on using the Internet to support volunteers. Of particular use are the sample online support materials for volunteers.Find out more from the Virtual Volunteering Project Howard Lake | 11 December 2000 | News Advertisement Supporting volunteers via the Internet AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. read more

first_img  91 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 A €150,000 challenge prize is on offer to Europeans who come up with the best ideas to spread the benefits of technological change in Europe under the theme of ‘Equality Rebooted’. The European Commission will award three €50,000 prizes.The European Social Innovation Competition, launched today in Athens, aims “to ‘reboot’ equality and shape our future society by inspiring Europeans to provide fresh, energetic approaches to digital inclusion, collaborative economy, connectivity and skills development.”The Commission is looking for innovations in tools, service and models to equip all members of society with the skills they need to be able to integrate and compete in a changing economy. European Commission offers €150,000 in social innovation competition Who can enter?The competition is open to entrepreneurs, social innovators, students, designers, makers, tech enthusiasts, educators, individuals, groups and organisations from throughout the European Union and in countries participating in the European Horizon 2020 programme.Thirty of the most promising applications will be chosen as semi-finalists and will be invited to a social innovation mentoring academy in Madrid in July to take their ideas further.The three winning projects will be announced and receive their prizes of €50,000 at an awards ceremony in October 2017 in Brussels.Applications to the European Social Innovation Competition close at midday on 7 April 2017 (Brussels time).The competition is supported by Nesta, Kennisland, Shipyard, Impact Hub and Matter&Co.You can find out about previous competitions and the winning projects for 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013. Diogo VasconcelosThe European Social Innovation Competition was founded in 2012 in memory of Portuguese politician and social innovator Diogo Vasconcelos. It has a different theme each year.This year’s launch event at the Benaki Museum in Athens heard from social innovators working in Greece and beyond including OpenLab Athens, Ondula, OuiShare, Fairmondo, as well as Impact Hub Athens and Nesta.Amalia Zepou, Vice Mayor of Athens, said:“Rising income inequality, a shifting labour market and digitalisation have brought significant change that is taking place across Europe, and we have also seen this first hand here in Greece. However, it’s now more clear than ever that social innovation has the power to catalyse positive change and new approaches around Europe.” Howard Lake | 28 February 2017 | Newscenter_img  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Is it time for a X Prize type incentive prize for fundraising? What kind of ideas?The Commission has suggested the following ideas, but adds that these shouldn’t limit what entrants propose:• New technologies and business models that make the digital economy more inclusive or use collaborative solutions to reduce inequality;• Innovations that empower disadvantaged people to participate fully in the digital economy and gain revenue from employment or entrepreneurship;• Initiatives that equip those at risk of being shut out of the labour market with the appropriate skills to shape the knowledge economy, such as creativity, communication or problem-solving;• Solutions to protect and support low wage/skilled workers in the evolving labour market. Tagged with: European Union Funding innovation About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 15 October 2019 | News Almost a third throw out household items that could be reused AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: environment Recycling Advertisement  320 total views,  2 views today  321 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Just under a third of people (30%) have thrown away furniture, electrical items and homewares in good enough condition that they could have been re-used, sold or donated, according to figures from the British Heart Foundation.The BHF survey of over 2,000 first time buyers and renters revealed that a third are sending their unwanted goods to landfill, with the most likely reasons given for binning unwanted items instead of recycling or donating being not having the means to transport it (20%), wanting to get rid of things as quickly as possible (16%), and finding it easier to take it to the dump (9%).Just under one in five UK adults aged 16-24 (19%) said they would not know how to donate or recycle furniture and homeware. The vast majority (79%) of respondents aged 55+ have never thrown away furniture, electrical items and homewares in good enough condition that they could have been re-used, sold or donated compared to under three in five respondents aged 16-24 (55%). The over 55s were also far less likely to get rid of items than those age 16-24 (21% vs 45%).BHF has released survey as part of its Reuse Revolution campaign, which is encouraging the nation to shop, upcycle and donate second hand furniture. The survey also found that despite the financial pressures of buying a first home or taking on a new rental property, only two in five UK adults (41%) have bought second hand furniture and homewares. Similarly, less than a third (31%) have taken advantage of secondhand sites like eBay and Gumtree.Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at the BHF, said:“Last year the British Heart Foundation rescued 74,000 tonnes of items from landfill due to the generous donations of our supporters. But we know that there are still so many more sofas, sideboards and beds out there that aren’t yet ready for the tip and could provide an ideal and affordable answer for those looking to furnish their home on a budget.“This month we are asking the public to join the Reuse Revolution and shop, upcycle or donate their secondhand furniture while helping to raise funds for life-saving research in to heart and circulatory disease. You can simply call your local shop to arrange a free donation.”Last year, the BHF reused and recycled over 42,000 tonnes of furniture and electrical products including 185,000 sofas and 50,000 TVs.last_img read more

first_imgSan Francisco Bay Area protest, Nov. 22.Martinez, Calif. Family members, friends, social workers, teachers and prisoners’ rights advocates converged on the Martinez Detention Facility in Martinez, Calif., on Nov. 22, to demand immediate medical care for Tyejaun Shepherd, an 18-year-old Black youth who is awaiting trial. His relatives say he is experiencing stroke-like symptoms, and the Sheriff’s Department refuses to get him medical treatment. The angry group of supporters chanted, “Treat Tyejaun or release him now!”Lavette Alexander, Shepherd’s mother, spoke outside the jail about her son’s deteriorating medical condition: “My son needs to be in an outside facility where he can be monitored, and people can really take care of him. The symptoms that he has are all consistent with a stroke. They are telling me it’s not a stroke, and that everything is fine. Everything is not fine.”  Shepherd was able to call out to the protest, but his supporters were alarmed because he had a severe stutter, was confused and could not remember some friends and family. At the rally, Joey Villareal, a formerly imprisoned Chicano activist and radio host of Free Aztlan, exposed the prison system for its virulent racism against oppressed nations in the U.S. He described the rampant spread of COVID inside jails, where prisoners have little or no access to personal protective equipment. “Being a prisoner in the US today, all prisoners are on death row.” Pointing at the jail, he said, “All of these prisoners in this concentration camp are being held on death row, because they can die at any time. COVID is real.”“TJ,” as Shepherd is referred to by his friends and family, was supported at the protest by his relatives, high school vice principal and social worker. There, his 12-year-old nephew, Deandra’ Williams said it best, “Free my uncle! We love you Tyejaun.”Lawsuits mount  Medical neglect is nothing new to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department, which is knee-deep in lawsuits, legal complaints and eyewitness reports of severe medical neglect and racist brutality against the Black and Latinx people incarcerated there. On Oct. 1,  Contra Costa County was forced to agree to spend $250 million to increase staffing and improve health care at its jail facilities, as a result of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of some inmates by the Prison Law Office. It alleged inmates with physical and mental illnesses were being neglected. A separate lawsuit was filed June 26 by DeAndre Bolden, a formerly incarcerated person with mental health challenges who was brutally beaten by Contra Costa deputies. No Justice Under Capitalism and Shepherd’s family organized the protest. For more information,or more information,  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – January 17, 2018 Local NewsCrime Previous articleOPD searching for aggravated robbery suspect, person of interestNext articleMan facing charges after high-speed chase admin Twitter Eugenio Navarrete The Odessa Police Department arrested a man Sunday night after he reportedly fought with security officers at a local bar.Police responded to the incident around 11:39 p.m. Sunday at Halftime Grill & Cantina, 2110 Andrews Highway, in reference to a fight in the patio area, an OPD press release said.Upon arrival, officers made contact with 45-year-old Eugenio Navarrete, who had reportedly been fighting with security officers, the release stated.Navarrete reportedly punched one of the security officers in the face, causing bodily injury, the release stated, and after a body search, police found a bag of cocaine in the suspect’s front right pocket.Police charged Navarrete with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony, possession of cocaine, a state jail felony, and public intoxication, a class C misdemeanor.Jail records show Navarrete was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Monday and released the same day on two bonds totaling $18,500. Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Man charged after security officer assaulted at local barlast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Extends Interim Orders Passed By It & Courts Subordinate To It Till June 29 [Read Order] Akshita Saxena8 Jun 2020 5:58 AMShare This – xKeeping in view the restrictions on movement of individuals in several areas and non-functioning of courts in containment zones, the Allahabad High Court has further extended all the interim orders passed by it and by the courts subordinate to it, that expired subsequent to March 19, till June 29, 2020. Further, orders of eviction, dispossession or demolition shall remain in abeyance…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?LoginKeeping in view the restrictions on movement of individuals in several areas and non-functioning of courts in containment zones, the Allahabad High Court has further extended all the interim orders passed by it and by the courts subordinate to it, that expired subsequent to March 19, till June 29, 2020. Further, orders of eviction, dispossession or demolition shall remain in abeyance and orders of anticipatory bail expiring on or before June 10, shall be extended till June 29. Regular bail orders expiring on or before June 14 also stand extended till June 29. The order has been passed by a division bench comprised by Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ramesh Sinha in a suo moto case, to ensure that litigants do not suffer on account of their “inability to approach the Courts of law”. The order states, “All interim orders passed by the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad well as at Lucknow, all the District Courts, Civil Courts, Family Courts, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals and all other Tribunals in the State over which this Court has power of superintendence, which have been expired subsequent to 19th March, 2020 or are due to expire within a period of one month from today, will continue to operate upto 29th June, 2020. We, however, make it clear that those interim orders which are not of a limited duration and are to operate till further orders will remain unaffectedIf a bail has been granted in anticipation as an interim measure for a specific period and that period is going to expire on or before 10th June, 2020, the same shall stand extended upto 29th June, 2020.If any under trial or juvenile in conflict has been enlarged on bail through a judicial order and the period for such enlargement is going to expire on or before 14th June, 2020, the same shall stand extended upto 29th June, 2020.If any orders of eviction, dispossession or demolition are already passed by the High Court, District or Civil Courts, the same shall remain in abeyance till 29th June, 2020 or having any order order by the court competent, whichever is earlier.” The court will reconsider the future course of action on June 26, 2020. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more