first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp TRON OFF TO SLOW START Sunday 19 December 2010 11:00 pm Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest whatsapp KCS-content Tron Legacy, a costly 3D sci-fi movie that Walt Disney has promoted for more than three years, opened disappointingly at the weekend box office in America. Tron, a massively hyped sequel to a 1982 movie, earned $43.6m (£28.04bn) during its first three days of release, Disney said yesterday. Industry observers had been expecting a three-day start in the $50m range. The movie is said to have cost $170m to make. last_img read more

BGC announces action plan for safer gambling amid Covid-19

first_imgCasino & games Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has published a new ten-point action plan to ensure its members keep customers safe during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.The pledges, published in the wake of new consumer advice from the Gambling Commission, build on actions and interventions already carried out by BGC members as part of their efforts to protect customers. Members will now be required to step monitoring of customer behaviour, as well as delivering tailored responses and new actions to reflect the “unprecedented situation” of social distancing and home working.“In this time of national crisis, with so many people self-isolating and social distancing at home, it is vital that we do everything possible to ensure safer gambling and to protect potentially vulnerable or at risk people,” BGC chief executive Michael Dugher (pictured) said. 27th March 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance People Strategy Slots Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines “We all know that levels of gambling have plummeted not just because of betting shop or casino closures, but because of the absence of sport, which is also fundamental to online betting,” he explained.The pledges will come into force immediately, ensuring anyone betting online that may be more vulnerable as a result of the crisis is properly protected.Throughout the crisis, BGC members will increase safer gambling messages across all sites, and in direct communications with customers.It will step up interventions if customers increase time and money spent beyond pre-crisis patterns, and actively promote deposit limits.Members will work to ensure advertising is appropriate and responsible, including monitoring volume, and report all illegal and rogue advertising from unlicensed operators.Affiliates, which have come under increased scrutiny in the past week, will be subject to a ‘one strike and you’re out’ policy.Operators will also signpost links to GamCare and the National Gambling Helpline, as well as self-exclusion system Gamstop, which is to become mandatory for all operators from next Monday (31 March).Despite the sporting shut-down, BGC members will commit to continuing their reserach, education and treatment (RET) fuding.Finally, they will look to support their staff through welfare checks and well-being help, as well as providing volunteers and facilities to support the government’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.“Although gambling levels have dropped during the Covid-19 crisis, our commitment to safer gambling is being stepped up,” Dugher added. “It is important that we help our customers stay safe and in control of their gambling during these difficult times.”GVC Holdings, which welcomed the BGC’s intervention, has implemented a series of additional safeguards for customers as a result of the pandemic. As mandated by the Council’s pledges, it will step up communication and responsible gambling messaging, as well as providing new guidance to affiliate partners.It will also launch new controls, such as curfew setting and stake limit controls on slots, as well as new reverse withdrawal settings, to prevent customers from having a change of heart and cancelling the withdrawal to continue gambling. These complement the operator’s existing deposit and time limits, and self-exclusion functionality.GVC will add two new markers of harm indicators to its safer gambling algorithm, to make it easier to spot unhealthy play patterns at an earlier stage. This will see the operator review player behaviour pre- and post-home isolation, with a sliding scale of interventions initiated that could ultimately result in accounts being suspended or closed.“At this time of unprecedented uncertainty, we are more committed than ever to keeping our customers safe while they enjoy our products,” GVC chief executive Kenny Alexander explained.“As an industry, we have a clear responsibility to protect the vulnerable and we warmly welcome the coordinated approach announced today by the BGC which provides a template for strengthening player protections.”The BGC’s pledges come after the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group this week called for operators to introduce a £50 daily gambling limit for customers during the crisis.Speaking to iGB, the group’s chair Carolyn Harris MP said she had been made aware of increased advertising by operators, adding it was “only fair” that operators do more to protect consumers at their most vulnerable.center_img Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has published a new ten-point action plan to ensure its members keep customers safe during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. BGC announces action plan for safer gambling amid Covid-19 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Star India rolls out second IPL campaign – Sher vs Sher

first_img Cricket Facebook Twitter Previous articleFancied KKR, RCB yet to close title sponsorship dealsNext articleAamir Khan to feature in Vivo’s IPL campaigns: It’s official Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Rain stops play; South Africa in huge trouble, SA 66/6 (24.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoShahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiUndoThe national campaign: “Kaun Jeetega?” (Hindi) “Who would Win?” portrays a young child posing the question to all around him – as to who would win when two Tigers take on each other? As his question goes unanswered by everyone, his father takes him to watch an IPL match, concluding that, when a Tiger takes on another, the Tiger is always the winner.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The national campaign “Sher vs Sher” conceived and conceptualized by the Star Sports Creative team is directed by Shlok Sharma in Bundelkhandi and Prakash Varma of Nirvana Films in Hindi, along with Vijay Prabakaran in Tamil.The iterations of the national TVC are a portrayal of how this simple questions echoes across the nation. In Bundelkhandi: “Kaun Jeetego?”, shot in Chambal.The Tamil version “Yāru Jeyippāṅga?”, recorded in Madurai, features two brothers who are in a question and answer banter, as they go back home from school.The older brother is a “Know It All”, and has all the answers for his younger brother, but when they watch IPL on TV, he fails to predict the winner, concluding with the punchline that when a Sher takes on another Sher, the winner is always a Sher.The Tamil version of the TVC will also be translated into Malayalam: “Aaru Jayikkum?”, Kannada: “Yaaru Gelluttaare?” and Telugu: “Evaru Gelustharu?”.Commenting on the launch of these films, Rahul Johri, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said, “With fans across the globe waiting for the VIVO IPL 2018 to start, we decided to launch the second leg of the #BestVsBest campaign today. It is all about the universal appeal of IPL. This aspect is something I believe will keep fans glued to all the action in VIVO IPL 2018 which will further enhance this global celebration of the brand IPL.”Gayatri Yadav, President Consumer Strategy & Innovation, Star India said “The Sher vs Sher campaign is a representation of what VIVO IPL 2018 has in store for millions of cricketing fans across the globe. Continuing from the IPL anthem launch earlier this month, with this motive we would like to reinforce how intense and unpredictable the contest would be between the teams to win the coveted VIVO IPL 2018 trophy. This April stars from across the cricketing world descend upon India to prove their mettle in one of the most testing tournaments in the world giving fans across a truly exhilarating and nail-biting experience.”The 11th edition of VIVO IPL starts on Saturday, April 07, 2018 with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings. 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The TVC “Kaun Jitega?” or “Who Will Win?” will be released in six languages, depicting the IPL as a battle of Tigers – Sher vs Sher.Following the recent launch of the Best vs Best IPL anthem that reverberated through the country and crossed over 15 million views across social media platforms in a short time, Star India has launched the second phase of its campaign that attempts to answer the question on everybody’s mind from – from Bundelkhand to Madurai – as to who would win when a Tiger would take on another? 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AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( Q12012 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (  2012 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgBindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

No longer ‘second-class citizens’

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm Is it because “Bede Parry is who he is” OR is it “Bede Parry does what he does” that he molested choir boys? Or is because “KJS is who she is” OR “KJS does what she does” that led her to believe that Bede Parry would be a good fit in her DioNevada back in the day? July 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm Bruce, perhaps it is true that “Sin is in the eye of the beholder”, but it would do well to know that the eye of the beholder is the Lord God of Hosts, Creator of the Universe…and author of that moldy old book that you choose to dismiss. If you dismiss the Old Testament, why do you pay attention to Jesus of the New Testament – I mean, like that was written – OMG two THOUSAND years ago. Just do what you want, and stop trying to say that God “approves” – you have no way of proving that, outside than using a book that you reject. By Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 26, 2013 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm Could someone please explain why our church is openly promoting, supporting and celebrating sin? Steven Lee says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Julian Malakar says: Comments (14) Prop8-Doma, July 11, 2013 at 10:53 am RE: “Could someone please explain why our church is openly promoting, supporting and celebrating sin?”Hi Ruppert — the same reason why the Boy Scouts switched their position. Their middle and highest bodies were taken over by revisionist activists, and the majority of conservatives ignored the political process entirely. Once the revisionist activists owned the levers of power they then forced that change on the rest of us. Now the Boy Scouts will enjoy — *is* enjoying — predictable results as the people leave the organization. Same thing is happening to our church.If you’re still in TEC, don’t act like so many other conservatives did and still do. If you’re remaining, make sure you get good people to run for vestry — people who actually believe the Gospel, and who are not like our current leaders. As the vestry elections go, so go the rector search committees, and so go the clergy hired as rectors. That’s your first start — begin to think politically, as the revisionist activists have done for 40 years in TEC — with your own parish.Right now, there are two differing, antithetical and mutally opposed foundational world views represented in TEC. The leaders in charge believe their particular gospel, and the rest of us believe the Gospel. There will never be any peace or unity as long as that exists. But God doesn’t always give Christians peace within organizations; we’re only promised that as a fruit of the Spirit of Christ, which obviously doesn’t exist as a whole within the organization of TEC.That’s no reason to despair. There are many many Episcopalians who believe the Gospel and who do not promote, support and celebrate sin. Your job is to find them and work with them, and against those who do promote, support, and celebrate sin.Blessings,Sarah Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm I have the highest regard for ANYONE who legitimately wants to become a bishopthese days! The problem I had with Gene Robinson, though, was not his homosexuality,but that he and his ex wife just made up their own “divorce rite,” which I found ridiculous.In any event, I believe the supreme court acted correctly last week, and I was remindedby one of my longtime, ecumenical friends that we must understand that what thecourt ruled has NOTHING to do with the church! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Christopher Johnson says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls 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 June 27, 2013 at 11:52 am Our Lord Jesus Christ, son of Mary raised in Nazareth, Whose message is that He is Son of Almighty God, came down from Heaven with God’s message of abundant love for mankind, showed many miraculous signs and presented many prophesy of past to proof Himself as Son of Eternal God and the message He brought is true to infinite time. But people rejected and killed Him. John the Baptist’s message was that he was not worthy of removing Christ’s sandal who is coming after him. King killed John the Baptist for pointing finger to King’s body thorn (lust). King had intimate relationship with his brother’s wife.But Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson’s message is that fleshy thorn (sexual urge) as understood from creation of mankind is not thorn of body at all. It is results of God’s abundant love for mankind, but unfortunately people of all ages including prophets of the past underestimated God’s love and caused some human being suffered from social prejudice including Bishop Robinson himself.Interestingly within 10 years after his proclamation (2003) of Gay himself, people of this age (2013) receive him with hero’s welcome. Whereas Jesus of Nazareth, John the Baptist and other prophets of our forefathers we know were killed by the people. Our Savior Lord Jesus Christ and prophets of the past sacrificed their life for our salvation, but Bishop Robinson was awarded by us accepting his double marriages, one with man (current) and the other with woman (last). This is the difference, between Bishop Robinson and prophet of the past. He belongs to opposite pole of spiritual world.Choice is ours who to believe about Almighty God’s righteousness for the time eternity. May God bless us with His holy wisdom to understand His love for us and His commandment to reframe from doing will of evil spirit to be eligible 1st class citizenship in His Kingdom of Heaven, we all are looking for? July 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm They’re not. July 10, 2013 at 11:20 am Sin is in the eye of the beholder, Bruce? Really? Hope you still feel that way if you ever come home and find someone in bed with your wife. But it’s nice to know that Leviticus 19:18 no longer applies unless I want it to.Oh and Bruce? Homosexuals are so committing sin. And please don’t come with that “born that way” nonsense. All of us were “born that way,” dude. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Janice Reid (left) and Brenda Bos are looking forward to making their marriage “legal” following the Supreme Court’s June 26 rulings.[Episcopal News Service] UPDATED June 27 to include quote from Diocese of El Camino Real Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves.Janis Reid and Brenda Bos of Los Angeles were parked in front of the family television very early June 26, anxiously waiting to learn if the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) would mean “that we’re no longer second-class citizens.”The rulings came one day after their second anniversary, and it felt, oh, so sweet, said Reid, 50, a social worker.Now, the couple, who had a commitment ceremony two years ago at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, can’t wait to make their marriage “legal,” at least in the eyes of state and federal governments.The high court ruled that Proposition 8, the state’s controversial voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and also struck down sections of DOMA which prevented same-sex couples like Reid and Bos from receiving family medical leave or retirement and other federal benefits.“We’re hoping we can do it [get married] in the next couple of weeks,” Reid said during a telephone interview from her home shortly after Supreme Court decisions were announced.Reid joined Episcopalians across the church in applauding the court decisions, which essentially gives gay couples the right to marry in California, and said same-sex couples are eligible for the same federal benefits as opposite-sex couples.Bells pealed at Washington National Cathedral and elsewhere in a show of unity, the Episcopal Church presiding officers and some bishops issued congratulatory statements, while some dioceses and congregations announced interfaith and other celebratory services.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said she welcomed the decision striking down “the 17-year-old law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex civil marriages granted by the states.“The unmistakable movement toward civil marriage equality in the states over the past decade reflects the will of the people in those states to grant equal rights and dignity under the law to all married couples and families, and today’s decision will appropriately allow those families to be recognized under federal law as well,” she said in a statement.“At the same time, the court’s withholding of judgment on the ultimate constitutional question of whether a state may ban same-sex marriage reflects the fact that this conversation will continue to evolve in coming years,” she added, referring to California’s Proposition 8.“I trust that Episcopalians will contribute actively and faithfully to this conversation, particularly as our nation begins to discern the many practical implications of today’s decisions for areas of our shared life, ranging from immigration law to family rights.”Similarly, President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings said the rulings “will allow more people of all faiths to see what we in the Episcopal Church have seen for decades: Same-sex couples and their families are evidence of the goodness of God’s creation. They bless our congregations and communities immeasurably, and we have all learned from their steadfast love for one another and the evidence of God’s goodness that they show us.“We are not done yet. We will not be done until the laws of the entire land and the whole church of God recognize the dignity of every human being and the equality of all faithful couples. Today, however, we are closer to the justice God calls us to seek.”Patrons watch coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act at the Stonewall Inn in New York June 26, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a significant victory to gay rights advocates by ruling that married gay men and women are eligible for federal benefits and paving the way for same-sex marriage in California. Photo: REUTERS/Brendan McDermidIn response to the high court rulings, Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno said: “Today we reaffirm that marriage equality does indeed mean marriage equality for all. This understanding is widely held within the Diocese of Los Angeles and endorsed by the larger Episcopal Church through its General Convention.”“We rejoice at the repeal of DOMA’s discrimination against LGBT families, and we feel confident that Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris will act swiftly to restore marriage” for same-sex couples in California now that the U.S. Supreme Court action will allow the lower court’s decision to stand,” Bruno added.Pastoral and liturgical support for same-sex couples “remains a priority in the Diocese of Los Angeles,” said Bruno, who five years ago formed a diocesan Task Force on Marriage to provide consultation and collaboration in this area. Meanwhile, Episcopalians at the churchwide level, responding to General Convention actions, formed a similar body and developed liturgies for provisional use.Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves of the Diocese of El Camino Real (which covers parts of in northern and central California) told ENS that while she personally rejoices “that those who have waited so long to be joined in marriage may now do so, enjoying the same rights, social recognition and all-encompassing transition into deeper union one with another, as has been the privilege of heterosexual couples throughout history,” she also recognizes that some are joyous at the Supreme’s Court’s decisions and others are not.“We continue to ‘set a broad table’ within the diocese, respectful of the diversity of intellectual and emotional responses regarding the lifelong commitment of same-sex persons in the union of marriage and the church’s place in blessing those relationships,” she said, adding that diocesan clergy know they have permission to perform marriages for same-sex couples as soon as they are legal, but that “no clergy person is required to perform any marriage they feel is not appropriate, or which compromises their own moral or theological beliefs.”The Rev. Susan Russell, a gay activist and former president of Integrity USA, hailed the rulings as historic but lamented that they came a day after the court struck down portions of the 1964 Voting Rights Act.“As a California priest and pastor I rejoice that my church can now offer both equal blessing and equal protection to the couples who come to us for marriage,” Russell, a senior associate rector at All Saints, Pasadena, said in a statement.“As an American citizen I am proud that my country is continuing to evolve toward that “more perfect union” where liberty and justice applies to all – not just some – Americans. And as an activist committed to the audacious goal of full equality for LGBT Americans I am celebrating today’s rulings as incremental victories toward that not-yet ‘mission accomplished’ goal. We did not get the whole enchilada – but there is enough guacamole for me.”However, the organization Protect Marriage, which supported the controversial proposition, said in a statement posted on its website, that they “will continue to defend Prop 8 and seek its enforcement until such time as there is a binding statewide order that renders Prop 8 unenforceable.”Proposition 8Reid and others expressed surprise that the court, by a 5-4 majority, rejected Proposition 8 on the basis of legal standing rather than dealing directly with the issue of gay marriage, but said they were grateful for the outcome nonetheless.“It’s interesting that they [the justices] threw it out based on the standing issue rather than just deciding it, but I’ll take what I can get,” Reid said.The court held that the supporters of the gay marriage ban did not have the legal standing to appeal a lower court decision rejecting the measure as unconstitutional.California voters approved Proposition 8 by a slim margin Nov. 4, 2008. The ballot measure restricted marriage to opposite gender couples only. It was similar in wording and intent to the previous Proposition 22, which 61 percent of state voters approved in 2000, but on May 15, 2008 the California Supreme Court ruled that the measure was unconstitutional.A month later, the court denied the request for rehearing by opponents of gay marriage. Between June 19 and Nov. 4, 2008, some 18,000 same-sex couples legally married in California.After voters approved the measure by a 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent margin in November 2008, two same-sex couples, Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier of Berkeley, and Jeffrey Zarrillo and Paul Katami of Burbank, sued the state and local county clerks, who oversee marriage licenses, because Prop. 8 prevented them from marrying.On Aug. 4, 2010, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, ruling that the ballot initiative violated the U.S. Constitution. He issued an injunction against enforcing it, and a stay pending appeal; the decision was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Prop. 8 supporters appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments in the case on March 26, 2013.Chief Justice Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen G. Breyer and Justice Elena Kagan. Justice Anthony Kennedy filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor.However, recent polls have indicated that public opinion has shifted since 2008, when voters approved Proposition 8 by a vote of 52.3% to 47.7%. Nearly six in 10 California voters favor same-sex marriage, according to a recent Los Angeles Times poll.Defense of Marriage ActIn the day’s first historic decision, the high court struck down, 5-4, a section of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, like Social Security, family medical leave or the ability to file income tax returns jointly.Kennedy authored the majority opinion, concluding that DOMA’s principal act is to identify and make unequal a subset of state-sanctioned marriages. He was joined by Bader Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor. Roberts, Scalia and Alito all filed dissenting opinions. Thomas joined Scalia’s dissent in whole and parts of Alito’s opinion.Diocese of Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousleyhailed the ruling, saying “I join with my fellow Episcopalians in rejoicing that the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for equality under the law for all expressions of covenantal love. I pray that the State of Michigan will quickly follow suit.DOMA was enacted Sept. 21, 1996 and is a federal law restricting federal marriage benefits and required inter-state marriage recognition only to opposite-sex marriages in the U.S. The law passed both houses of Congress by large majorities and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on Sept. 21, 1996. President Barack Obama and the Department of Justice have refused to defend it in court; the Republican leadership instead took up the charge, prompting justices to question if they had standing to defend the law in court.Focused on upholding families, all familiesAt St. Margaret’s Church in Palm Desert, in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, the Rev. Lane Hensley, rector, said that rather than focusing the conversation on who should or shouldn’t be married, the focus should be on upholding families.“How does the church answer its call to be a place that upholds couples together in their life together in Christ?” he said during a telephone interview from his Palm Desert office. “If a couple says we are committing ourselves to each other, it’s not mine either to give permission for that or to declare it is or isn’t a marriage if they say it is. The church’s job is to hold the couple up, to witness their vows and help them uphold those vows.”Hensley announced St. Margaret’s will begin celebrating same-sex marriage ceremonies using a rite adapted from the blessing ceremony approved in August 2012 by the General Convention for trial use in the church.He had already turned to the task of practicality, hosting a 7 p.m. forum June 27 to discuss the local impact of the court rulings.Other services were planned throughout the country, including a 7 p.m. June 27 evening Service at St. John’s Pro-Cathedral in Los Angeles with Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool as guest preacher.Meanwhile, Reid said she had no illusions that full equality will happen overnight.Just filling out forms at the school attended by her 16-year-old son Joshua — whom the couple is adopting through the foster care system — are a reminder “that you are not normal.“The things that are going to take a long time to change are when I register my son for school and all of the forms say father, mother so you have to cross out everything. Those kind of things that don’t just assume this is a possibility will take a long time to change.“But,” she added that, “today’s decision is one more crack in that wall toward total equality. It’s a slow progression, but every battle moves us closer to that.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA G Forrest says: Geoffrey Peckham says: Submit an Event Listing Ruppert Baird says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Sarah Hey says: July 1, 2013 at 7:26 am Yes, I will explain it to you. Sin is in the eye of the beholder. What you view as sin, others view as beauty. I am not a homosexual, but I believe that the same God that made me and others heterosexual made other people homosexual. I think it is counter-intuitive to think that ideas of 3,500 years ago should still be followed today. The fact that a tribe of Hebrews wrote a book 3,500 years ago encapsulating their history and philosophy does not compel us to follow all their ideas as though they were cast in concret for all time. Hopefully we have learned something in the passage of time. We have learned that slavery is ignoble. We have learned that women need not be subservient to men. We have learned that black people are equal to and indeed no different from white people. At leat many of us have learned this. Now we have learned that certain people, about 5%, are born with same-sex orientation. It is not a life style they choose, any more than a person chooses to be born black or hispanic or asian. If Jesus stands for anything, he stands for the proposition that we should love one another, and “by this all men shall know that you are my disciples, by the love you have for one another.” So I suggest that you quit casting stones unless you are that rara avis the person without sin. Homosexuals are not committing sin. They are doing what is natural for them to do by reason of the way God made them. Okay? The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rick Spring says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Featured Events Human Sexuality, center_img No longer ‘second-class citizens’ Episcopalians applaud Supreme Court rulings on DOMA, Prop 8 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 June 27, 2013 at 12:07 am According to most Christian Bibles, no prophet was accepted or understood in his own time or his own home(town), even the Christ, when some of his own thought he might be (at least) another great prophet, but became wary and afraid of him when he told them the truth. So your basic supposition appears to be just your interpretation and probably erroneous when you say The Rt. Rev V. Gene Robinson “is not at all close to any prophet of our forefathers we know.” It appears he fits the model very well, especially among people who make the statements you make. June 27, 2013 at 9:39 am “The unmistakable movement toward civil marriage equality in the states over the past decade reflects the will of the people in those states to grant equal rights and dignity under the law ..” Yet that is not the case. This ruling essentially overturned 2 – two – votes of the population of California (“the will of the people in those states….”) to define marriage as one man-one woman. It was overturned only on a technicality of who the defending party should be and is not some higher moral ground as is being claimed. After California’s legislature asked their voters to rule on the matter – twice – and they did – the State’s officers chose to not abide by the very votes that it asked for, so the Supreme Court erroneously believed that only the State’s officers could be a party to defend DOMA, which they refused to do after the votes. I suppose that “some” laws and the will of just “some” people are worth pulling bells and issuing congratulations. Civil rights are one thing – and should be granted -, but deference to a model that redefines marriage cannot be defended by the words of Christ himself – and in fact are entirely contrary to His words on marriage. That’s no reason to let the bells peal, unless you believe that human will trumps all else. Now that the majority of the country have revised their constitutions to support marriage as one man-one woman, the same rejoicing loud voices will have to quickly make them into villains; objects to be pitied and worked on. Maybe the bell pealers and shouters don’t want to be in a Church with people like that after all. The Church house is getting smaller and smaller… New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Sarah Whitingham says: Steven Lee says: Comments are closed. Same-Sex Marriage Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Julian Malakar says: Rector Albany, NY July 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm As we say in New Orleans, “Right, dat!” Steven Lee says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm You have to be kidding . Sin is sin and the Bible is true . According to theCenters of Disease Control in Atlanta , GA , 70 % of all the deaths from AIDS in the past30 years in CA were homosexual men ! They contracted the AIDS virus mainlybecause they engaged in promiscuous sex with multiple infected partners . The Bible is there for protection and to help us lead a healthy livespiritually ,mentally, emotionally and physically . Please don’t try to whitewash the truth . Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Marriage Equality, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL June 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm Let us not forget that as disciple of Christ we are more eager to be first class citizen of Kingdom of God, where pleasure of life flows day and night without end, like stream of river. Supreme Court decision by 5-4, elevate individual status from 2nd class to 1st class with financial benefit. But that does ensure increasing one higher spiritual level with Christ Jesus than previously understood since human being started living together. We all know that Almighty God is sovereign; His righteousness is untouched either by any Supreme Court decisions in country, or political, social, cultural and polls of any nation. But we know His mercies increase 2 folds with increase of one sin to defeat Devil at the end. Christ’s sorrowful passion at the cross and concurring death after three days ensured His mercies for our increasing sins with days passed by. Supreme Court decision could be milestone for history of Mankind and it ensured financial gain of LGBT couple anywhere in USA, filing joint federal tax return and receiving maximum deductions. Moreover they could bring their spouse from foreign county legally. For earthly matter it is day of celebration for LGBT and I congratulate them, but in heavenly matter total humanity is put in great danger. By ages God revealed His truth thru prophet and Bishop Gene Robinson is not at all close to any prophet of our forefathers we know. Like Supreme Court decision did not settle down this legal dust, doubt that inflicted in spiritual mind of humanity by this legal ruling, will remain until God’s direct intervention to shake up conscience as we saw in Israel’s history? Rector Collierville, TN Bruce Bogin says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Doug Desper says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

University of Leeds appoints Cascaid for first alumni campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 July 2004 | News The University of Leeds has appointed Cascaid to produce their first Alumni fundraising campaign, due to start in September 2004.The campaign not only aims to acquire new donors and raising money for current students but it also intended to educate recipients about the idea of alumni fundraising. The multi-media campaign will incorporate mail, telephone (in association with McGregor Jones) and e-mail communications and will test different segments of the alumni base.Roger Lawson, Managing Director of Cascaid Marketing and lead planner said: “These are exciting times for the University. They have built strong relationships with many alumni over the last few years, but have never asked them for donations. They now have alumni who have actually asked to be able to give to the University. Advertisement University of Leeds appoints Cascaid for first alumni campaign “Rather than simply ask every alumnus for a donation, we have developed a testing matrix in order to maximize both income and learning for developing the fundraising strategy of future campaigns.”center_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving 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

“Ninety charities lose $113m” in Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme

first_img “Virtually all or most, of the investment funds of more than 90 American grant making trusts and foundations have been lost” in the giant Ponzi scheme that Bernard Madoff is alleged to have perpetrated, according to Tina Baker, Major Gifts Consultant at Fundraising Advisors.The figure of $113 million losses is “information taken from documents seized at the time of Madoff’s arrest”.Baker reports that two US foundations have already announced that they will have to close, given the amounts they have lost. The Chais Family Foundation and Lappin Charitable Foundation lost over $8m between then.She lists other American foundations that have lost large sums in the alleged fraud: “LA Jewish Community Foundation $44m, JEHT $26m, Shapiro $12m, RM Beren $3m, Gottesman $15.8m and Gurwin $1.2m”.EJewishPhilanthropy have been reporting on the losses experienced by Jewish world charities affected by the alleged fraud. According to their latest update, these include “Yeshiva University – now appears to be between $100-110 million; Jewish Federation of Greater Washington – $10 million; Ramaz School – $6 million” “Ninety charities lose $113m” in Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme Tagged with: Finance Funding Howard Lake | 17 December 2008 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

William Kamkwamba to give IFC 2019 opening keynote

first_img William Kamkwamba, also known as ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’, is to give the opening keynote speech at this year’s IFC event in the Netherlands.Taking place from 15-18 October, the theme of this year’s IFC 2019 is ‘Time for Action’. 1,000 people are expected to attend, to hear from than 100 speakers representing more than 60 countries, on everything from fundraising, ethics, and social enterprise, to corporate partnerships, leadership and strategy, digital marketing, and financial innovation.Kamkwamba’s life-changing story has garnered 2.2 million TED views and launched a new Netflix film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. At the age of 14, Kamkwamba begin a journey of self-taught exploration that created a better life for his family and community. It started with building a windmill to power his family’s home, which led to other projects that focused on malaria prevention, solar power, clean water, a drip irrigation system, and uniforms for his village team, Wimbe United. Tagged with: Events Melanie May | 23 July 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  380 total views,  2 views today After opening with Kamkwamba, IFC 2019 will close with a trio of young activists who, though facing different sets of circumstances, shared the desire to take action themselves to support the changes they want to see in the world:Srishti Bakshi left her marketing career to embark on a 2,300-mile walk across India to educate people in local communities on gender-based violence and inequality.Elvis Eze is an emergency medicine physician dedicated to ending malaria.After losing her family in Super Typhoon Haiyan, Joanna Sustento travelled the world to highlight the impact of climate change.Laura Boulton, Head of Strategy and Reach at event curator Resource Alliance said: Advertisementcenter_img William Kamkwamba to give IFC 2019 opening keynote  381 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 “We know this year’s IFC will be the boldest, most challenging and inspiring yet. We cannot wait to inspire and be inspired by the energy, dedication and action IFC 2019 will create.” 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 read more

Bringing roundnet to campus

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Fort Worth plans to increase civic, community engagement budget Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt California protestors want to go back to work Twitter Marley Capper is a senior, majoring in political science and journalism, minoring in communication studies. Capper works for Texas House Representative Matt Krause, and as group fitness instructor for the University Recreation Center. Capper hopes to attend law school, and pursue a career in politics and political reporting. Linkedin Marley Capper Marley Capper Linkedin Air Force ROTC’s year in a glancecenter_img + posts Students respond to ‘Joker’ mass shooting threats Marley Capper TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Previous articleIT plans to upgrade TCU’s telephone systemNext articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Marley Capper RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Marley Capper Twitter ReddIt Marley Capper printVisit the volleyball court on any Wednesday night and you’ll find one TCU student who’s hoping his sport will become the newest trend on campus. Nicholaus Noguez, a sophomore communication studies major, heard about Roundnet five years ago in his hometown of Wylie, Texas.“I started playing with a couple of high school buddies of mine and then we realized that there is actually a competitive aspect to it,” Noguez said. Noguez entered his first tournament in April of 2017 and in his words, was “destroyed,” losing 0-16. The result did not discourage him but encouraged him to get better and play more. “After seeing the community and seeing so how many people got together to play the sport they all loved, I wanted to continue playing here at TCU,” Noguez said. What is Roundnet?Roundnet is a sport inspired by the basics of volleyball that contains a round net, held up by pegs and a similarly shaped but smaller ball. The Roundet club practices outside on the volleyball courts on a Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of Nick Noguez. “The game consists of two teams with two players,” Noguez said. “Each team is granted up to three touches, or hits, before having to put onto the net. Just like in volleyball, you don’t have to use all three touches, but it helps to control the ball.” Opponents are able to run around the entire net to hit the ball with their hand or any part of their body. Bringing Roundnet to TCUNoguez, president of TCU’s Roundnet club, and his friend Matthew Dena, a first-year political science major and the club’s vice-president, decided to start a club team to not only teach the sport but to also practice and compete. “I moved into Milton Daniel and saw that he had a spikeball net,” Dena said. “That’s really what brought us together and why not get others into this amazing game that we just love.” The two were able to get approval from the Student Government Association in January to start the club sport and have been meeting up and gaining members since. Members meet Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. on the volleyball courts, weather permitting, or at the racquetball courts inside the Recreation Center and Saturdays in the Commons at 2 p.m. The Roundnet club practices inside the racquetball while it is cold outdoors. Photo courtesy of Nick Noguez. “We have a running group chat if people want to play informally, but it’s a sport you can take anywhere and that’s the beauty of it,” Noguez said. “You don’t have to have a formal soccer field or a giant football stadium to play, you can fold it up and take it anywhere, literally play it in a tree.”Dena said that the club has about 15 members and is quickly growing as people see that this is a sport anyone can play. “We’re trying to bring people together over a new sport, introduce a new type of community to TCU,” Dena said. Spikeball Inc.Noguez said that Spikeball Inc. is the governing body and one of the leading manufactures of the sport, all pro-tournaments use them. “There are three to four brands that sell the roundnet nets, Spikeball was the first one that I had, but when I went to a tournament, they only use SpikeBall nets,” Noguez said. Logan Cornelius, Senior Operations Manager at Spikeball Inc. and pro player, has become a mentor for Noguez and has helped him get into contact with local schools to teach the sport. “I have started working for Spikeball to teach classes on the sport, to make sure that people are learning that this a sport that people can play for the rest of their lives,” Noguez said. Nick Noguez, bottom left, takes a selfie with students he taught Spikeball to at Centennial High School in Burleson, Texas. Photo courtesy of Nick Noguez. In February, Noguez traveled to Austin to teach the game to 37 physical education teachers who then taught their students and purchased Spikeball nets for their classes. With the help of Cornelius, Noguez has been able to reach out to several other schools to either teach directly to students or to train PE teachers on the sport.  More than just a sportThe game of roundnet has been more than just a sport for Noguez: it’s served as an outlet that challenges him and develops his character. “The sport has definitely developed me mentally,” said Noguez. “Playing the game itself requires a lot of discipline. It is easy to get in your head after missing a few serves or not getting easy shots. Working through that definitely reflects in life and getting out of tough situations you find yourself in.” Noguez said that he has met his best friends through the sport and has become passionate about teaching the sport because it is so fun for him. Matthew Dena (left) and Nick Noguez (right) set up a table for a club fair in Waits hall to, spread the word about the new club sport team. Photo courtesy of Nick Noguez. Each week Noguez feels more connected to his friends and peers who join in on Wednesday nights to play. “My hope is to make a national appearance by the time I graduate,” Noguez said. “I may be a dreamer, but I want TCU to take the national title at the college nationals” last_img read more