Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) Q32020 Interim Report

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El ministerio de la mochila mantiene alimentados a los niños…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Por Sharon SheridanPosted Sep 17, 2012 Rector Smithfield, NC El programa Bendiciones en una Mochila incluye a feligreses de todas las edades en la iglesia del Buen Pastor [Good Shepherd] en Lexington, Kentucky. Aquí pueden verse, de izquierda a derecha, a Kathy Gross, Ken Miller y Karen Furlow en la tarea de preparar paquetes de alimento para entregarlos en una escuela primaria de la localidad. Foto de Joyce Roth.[Episcopal News Service]Cuando la cocina comunitaria se mudó de la iglesia episcopal del Calvario [Calvary Episcopal Church] en Ashland, Kentucky, luego de 30 años de servicio, los feligreses se preguntaron a que tarea se iban a dedicar. “No tenemos ni idea de lo que debe hacerse para ayudar a nuestros prójimos necesitados. Tratemos de encontrar algo para reemplazar esto”, dijo el Rdo. Ron Pogue cuando llegó como rector interino en febrero pasado.Pogue sugirió que el Calvario se vinculara al programa Bendiciones en una Mochila, con sede en Louisville, que proporciona paquetes de alimentos los fines de semana durante el curso escolar a niños que reciben almuerzos gratis o a precios reducidos. “Dije, ‘veamos si podemos alimentar a 100 niños’”.“Había unos cuantos escépticos”, cuenta él.Pero siete meses después, los miembros del Calvario se han comprometido a alimentar a 112 niños de la Escuela Primaria “Crabbe” —donde el 94 por ciento de los estudiantes tiene derecho a almuerzos gratis o a precios reducidos— a un costo de $80 por niño al año.  Ellos se dedicaron a comprar, renvasar y entregar los alimentos que no fuesen de fácil deterioro tan pronto como la escuela identifica a quienes han de recibirlos. Y esperan promesas y subvenciones adicionales que les permitirán alimentar aun a más niños, dijo Jeannie Broughton, que coordina el programa con la diácona Diane Zwick.A través de varios programas “mochila”, algunas iglesias episcopales como la del Calvario están proporcionándoles alimentos a escolares necesitados que de otro modo podrían quedarse hambrientos los fines de semana. Más de 18 millones de niños están en situación de recibir comidas gratuitas o a precios reducidos gracias al Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar, según Alimentar a América [Feeding America], pero eso sólo le da de comer a los niños los días de clases. A través del programa Mochila de Alimentar a América, cerca de 230.000 niños reciben bolsas de comida para los fines de semana que se colectan en más de 150 bancos de alimentos locales.En la iglesia episcopal de la Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Lawrence, Kansas, donde Pogue había servido antes como rector interino, los feligreses alimentaron el año pasado a 180 estudiantes por semana en ocho diferentes escuelas, y esperan añadir una novena escuela este año a través del programa Merienda de Mochila [BackSnack] de la Red Recolectores de Alimento Comunitario [Harvesters Community Food Network] dijo su co-coordinador Greg Hazen.Cada dos semanas, los recolectores de Kansas City le entregan a la iglesia algunas carretillas de alimentos gratuitos. Unos 30 feligreses empacan los alimentos en bolsas plásticas —añadiéndoles usualmente algunas frutas frescas que hayan donado— y las entregan semanalmente a las escuelas que participan.La [iglesia de] la Trinidad cobró conciencia del programa y se involucró en él gracias a la hermana de Hazen, Jeanne Fridell, directora de una escuela local. Las escuelas individuales escogen qué estudiantes han de recibir la ayuda alimentaria.“Inicialmente elegimos las escuelas que tenían el mayor porcentaje de niños con derecho a un almuerzo gratuito o de costo reducido”, dijo Hazen.Bendiciones en una Mochila, que alimenta a cerca de 62.000 niños en 437 escuelas de 42 estados y tres países, utiliza un modelo diferente. Pogue explicó que Bendiciones [en una Mochila] proporciona menús nutritivos, y los participantes, tales como la iglesia del Calvario se reúnen con tenderos locales que cumplan con los “requisitos de precio” [que permitan] entregar los alimentos a razón de $80 por niño durante 38 semanas. El Calvario llegó a un acuerdo con la Wal-Mart de la localidad, la cual proporcionará los alimentos a un costo de menos de $2,10 por niño y por fin de semana.“El programa nacional Bendiciones en una Mochila cuenta con un nutricionista que se ocupa de crear los menús, de manera que estamos enviando a los hogares, con los niños, alimentos de buena calidad, no basura”.Los feligreses elegirán los artículos que no sean de fácil deterioro, los empacarán en bolsas herméticas (Ziploc) y se las entregarán a las escuelas para que hagan la distribución individual a los estudiantes, dijo Pogue.“Es un programa estupendamente montado que tiene un mínimo de administración y un máximo de ayuda a los niños”, afirmó Zwick, que ha presenciado la necesidad de ayuda alimentaria para los niños en el Centro para el Desarrollo Infantil de Ashland, donde ella es la presidente de la junta de fideicomisarios.“Algunos niños sencillamente no se alimentan en sus casas de la manera en que deberían hacerlo, y se aparecen los lunes por la mañana y quieren cuatro o cinco tazones de cereal”, dijo ella. “Eso también sucede en las escuelas públicas”.Conseguir los alimentos para los niños puede ser más fácil que convencer a la familia de que reciba la ayuda.“El año pasado, recibí una llamada del director de un escuela de que habían sorprendido a un niño robando comida en la cafetería el lunes por la mañana. Y eso ocurrió porque el niño no había comido durante todo el fin de semana”, contó Diane Wilson, administradora parroquial en la iglesia episcopal de San Jorge [St. George’s] en Summerville, Carolina del Sur. A través de su programa Compañeros de Mochila, la iglesia alimentó a 20 niños en dos escuelas el año pasado y espera alimentar a 45 en cinco escuelas este año.Virginia Valentín preside el programa de Bendiciones en una Mochila en la iglesia episcopal El Buen Pastor [The Good Shepherd] en Lexington, Kentucky. El programa se encuentra en su segundo año en la iglesia. Foto de José Roth.“Le envié un correo electrónico a todo el que pude encontrar. Todo el mundo me trajo alimentos”, dijo. Pero tropezaron con un obstáculo. “Es donde interviene el orgullo. Los padres no querían el alimento. No querían la intervención de la escuela”.Ella ve a los niños hambrientos como parte de un problema mayor. “Mi idea es que, si el niño no se está alimentando, eso significa que toda la familia no se alimenta”. El próximo paso de la iglesia, añade, es trabajar con escuelas para crear una despensa “y suministrarle alimentos a toda la familia, no sólo a los niños en sus mochilas”. También han estado discutiendo la apertura de una tienda de artículos de segunda mano.San Jorge financia el programa —que cuesta aproximadamente $240 por niño para 10 meses— gracias a donaciones de los feligreses. “Es totalmente por fe que lo venimos haciendo todos los meses”, apunta ella. “Estamos sencillamente agradecidos de que podamos conseguirles la comida”.Además de ayudar a niños hambrientos, los programas de mochila le ofrecen a los miembros de la iglesia un medio de participar en las tareas de acción social y en la creación [de una conciencia] comunitaria.“Nos iniciamos en este ministerio el año pasado, y un gran número de nuestra gente participa cada semana ayudando a llenar 60 mochilas para niños”, dijo el Rdo. Brian Cole, rector de la iglesia episcopal El Buen Pastor, una de las que forma parte de Bendiciones en una Mochila en Lexington, Kentucky. “Es algo muy práctico, un activo programa asistencial de alimentos y de buscar alimentos para niños necesitados… Termina por reunir a todas nuestras generaciones aquí”.Para Broughton, el imperativo evangélico para tales ministerios es obvio. “Nos han sido dadas instrucciones muy claras de que debemos salir… y hacer como Jesús habría hecho y cuidar de los demás”, apuntó. “Nuestra fe no es muy substancial si la mantenemos dentro de cuatro paredes”.– Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET El ministerio de la mochila mantiene alimentados a los niños para que puedan aprender Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

After ‘sickening and haunting’ encounter with police in DC, priest…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Donald Trump, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME George Floyd, 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Police rush demonstrators as they clear Lafayette Square, across from the White House, during a protest against systemic racism and police brutality in Washington, D.C., on June 1. Photo: Ken Cedeno/Reuters[Episcopal News Service] On June 1, Julia Joyce Domenick and the Rev. Gini Gerbasi went to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, expecting to give snacks, water and pastoral support to the nonviolent protesters who had gathered there.Within a matter of hours, Domenick would be washing tear gas out of her eyes and Gerbasi’s story of their experience – being forced out of the square so President Donald Trump could pose for a photo at the church – would be making its way around the world.The church itself has become the flashpoint in the physical and cultural conflict over racism and police brutality in America sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All four officers involved have now been charged in connection with Floyd’s death, which is part of a pattern of similar incidents nationwide. There were at least 336 documented cases of unarmed African Americans being killed by police between 2013 and 2019, according to Mapping Police Violence.Both women told Episcopal News Service that, as disturbing as their experience was, they don’t want to lose sight of the bigger issue at hand: the systemic racism that devalues black lives to the point of violence.“I want people to remember that it’s not about what I perceive to be the clearing of people for a photo op,” Domenick told ENS. “It needs to get back to the fight for justice and systemic change in our nation and addressing the injustice – all the injustices that have occurred for persons of color.”Domenick, a biracial woman of African American and European descent, is a 48-year-old postulant for the priesthood who just finished her first year at Virginia Theological Seminary, across the Potomac River in Alexandria. Although originally from South Carolina, she is being sponsored by the Diocese of Minnesota, having lived in Minneapolis for several years. Her son is an EMT who works in an emergency room several blocks from the Minneapolis police station that was burned during riots on May 28.Domenick herself has worked as an emergency room nurse for 18 years. She stopped before going to seminary, but went back to it as the COVID-19 pandemic started ramping up and is now working part time at an emergency room in Northern Virginia while attending VTS.“I felt like having those skills and not using it was an abuse of privilege,” she said. “And so I have been doing both.”She and Gerbasi, 56 – who is the rector of a different St. John’s, in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood – went to the historic “church of presidents” in Lafayette Square on June 1 after the Diocese of Washington invited clergy and laypeople to accompany the protesters. They handed out granola bars and water and listened to protesters who just wanted someone to talk to – about what brought them there, about their experiences of injustice. A Black Lives Matter group had set up a first-aid station on St. John’s patio, and Domenick offered to help if needed.The Rev. Gini Gerbasi (right), rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church (Georgetown), and the Rev. Crystal Hardin, associate rector of Christ Church, Georgetown, pose near Lafayette Square several hours before Gerbasi and a group of protesters were forced out by police. Photo: Gini GerbasiBy all accounts, it was a relatively quiet afternoon, unlike the previous day when peaceful protests gave way to riots and someone set a fire in the basement of the parish hall.Gerbasi said what sticks out most in her memory of the day – “that’s just written on my heart” – is how quickly the police moved in, with the curfew still about a half-hour away.Although some reports have stated that the protesters in the square were warned to leave before the police approached, Gerbasi and Domenick both told ENS they heard no such warning. Both were taken off guard because there appeared to be no reason for the police to move in; protesters were still peacefully chanting slogans.“Nothing precipitated it. There was no violence; there was no throwing things,” Gerbasi said.Domenick was at the other end of the block, having been summoned to help a protester with an eye injury.“Something happened to his eyes – I didn’t witness what happened. I don’t know what it was, but I was tending to him,” she said.She saw police standing in a line at the corner but wasn’t concerned because she saw nothing violent going on.“We were kneeling on the corner when, all of a sudden, the police line pushed forward. And there was screaming, and then there was a flash grenade. There were loud, echoing reverberations off the building. And then what I witnessed was a yellow-gray fog cloud in the air as people were going back towards the patio of St John’s, and immediately, pain in my eyes, burning. Immediate pain in my nose. Immediate coughing and throat pain.” The painful inflammation in Domenick’s eyes was only relieved later when she was given milk of magnesia to wash out her eyes.Meanwhile, Gerbasi was on the church’s patio, tending to another protester.“I was rinsing someone’s eyes, and the man in front of me said that he thought he had been hit by rubber bullets. And when I looked up at him, I saw all these marks on his shirt. And then I looked up over his shoulder, and I saw the row of police coming onto St. John’s Lafayette Square patio. I was incredulous.”She had previously seen the police in distant glimpses. Now they were about 15 feet from her, and the crowd was running away.“I couldn’t figure out how they got there or why they were there, and I just kept thinking, ‘It’s not even the curfew! It’s not even the curfew! What’s happening?’”Gerbasi, who was wearing glasses, did not experience inflammation in her eyes but felt burning in her throat and developed a cough that did not subside for several hours.“People were running at us with tears running down their faces and their eyes sort of red and inflamed,” she said.“What happened was violent,” Domenick said. “I’m still processing disbelief and anger and heartbreak because it was before curfew.”Gerbasi is still amazed at “the irony – I mean, it’s not irony, it’s a pattern of people protesting government brutality against them, and the government responds by brutalizing them.”But she’s also inspired by how quickly the protests spread around the world, with protesters chanting for justice in different languages – an image that seemed to align perfectly with the celebration of Pentecost.A public Facebook post that Gerbasi wrote that night to let her friends know what happened quickly went viral. It has been shared 200,000 times as of June 4, with thousands of comments that appear to be evenly divided between supportive messages and insults, many saying they do not believe her and other witnesses’ accounts of what happened and accusing her of lying to make Trump look bad.“My presence there on Monday was not political,” she told ENS. “It’s about religion. It’s about who we are marching [with] and caring for and wiping the tears from their eyes.”There has been confusion and misinformation about the nature of the gas that was reported by witnesses and documented by journalists. While the White House has said “no tear gas was used” in the Lafayette Square incident, that claim has been effectively debunked by multiple news outlets. Police – who were wearing gas masks – used projectiles and canisters containing pepper-based substances designed to irritate the eyes, nose and lungs. By definition, these substances fall under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s category of “riot control agents” or “tear gas.”“The White House is saying, ‘Oh, it was just smoke bombs, and it was a pepper gas or something,’” Gerbasi said. “Here’s what is also just completely sickening and haunting to me: One – As if that’s OK! Like, is it OK to spray smoke bombs and pepper spray onto innocent people? Two – It is the same tactic of deflecting the issue. Deflect and distract and challenge the credibility of the victim.”Gerbasi and her associate rector have received threatening, obscene emails. One said that “my criticism of President Trump is akin to the crucifixion of Jesus,” she said.The Episcopal Church will hold a virtual Justice Assembly on June 10 at 6 p.m. Eastern to learn about the fight for racial justice, share experiences and reflect on Episcopalians’ communal call to faithful action. Register here to attend via Zoom.But her message was also shared by public figures like John Legend and Rachel Maddow, and she was interviewed on CNN by Jake Tapper. A phrase Gerbasi used in her original post, “I am now a force to be reckoned with,” has since become a social media hashtag.As upset as Domenick is about what happened to her and the protesters, she said the primary focus should be on what they were protesting in the first place.“It’s not about me,” she said. “It’s about George Floyd. It’s about Breonna [Taylor]. It’s about Ahmaud [Arbery]. It’s about Emmett [Till]. It’s about the lynching of persons of color and nothing being done.”When the diocese asked for people to serve as a presence at St. John’s, “There was no doubt that that’s where I wanted to be, and to be there, if nothing else, in solidarity with the people who are protesting, but it’s my heart, too. We need to say their names,” Domenick said.“Our baptismal covenant says we will respect the dignity of every human being. And before that, we vow to love neighbor. And I so clearly hear the call to action. Because the Gospel says, ‘Go out into the world.’ It doesn’t say, ‘Stand by the keyboard and argue with people.’”Protests have continued at Lafayette Square, and a prayer vigil organized by the Diocese of Washington on June 3 was disrupted by protesters who did not want Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde to have the spotlight. But the day after she was forced out of the square, Domenick went back and treated the wounds of protesters who were injured the day before.“And then, all of a sudden, as far as you could see, everybody took a knee. And it was silent,” she said. “It was a beautiful and holy experience of lament and hope combined.”Protesters kneel in remembrance of George Floyd at Lafayette Square on June 2. Photo: Julia Joyce Domenick– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Faith & Politics, Featured Jobs & Calls By Egan MillardPosted Jun 4, 2020 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Racial Justice & Reconciliation Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI After ‘sickening and haunting’ encounter with police in DC, priest and seminarian turn focus back to racial justice Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

Midweek Madness – Vegas marriage proposal after win

first_imgWednesday Feb 17, 2010 Midweek Madness – Vegas marriage proposal after win As the USA Sevens neared completion this past weekend at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Samoa achieved a great win over New Zealand in the Cup final. The host team, the USA, did some celebrating of their own though.It was Valentines Day, and it was in Vegas, so USA Sevens captain Kevin Swiryn felt it was the perfect moment to propose to his girlfriend, backed by his teamates after they’d just beaten France in the Bowl Final.It was a pretty good win, beating the French 28-17 in front of 18 000 passionate fans, many of which were experiencing Sevens for the first time live, and certainly for the first time in the entertainment capital of the world.”If you compare this to the first year it took place in L.A. and the first year it was in San Diego, I think Las Vegas blows it away,” USA coach Al Caravelli said.Samoa beat New Zealand 33-12 in the main comp, the Cup Final. We haven’t yet featured highlights of that here on RD, but if you’re interested, please post a comment below to let us know and we’ll make a plan.Mention should be made of another player, Marco Barnard, whose father sadly passed away earlier in the week. Barnard stuck with the side though, and he can be seen involved in the try at the beginning of this clip.So after the USA beat France, emotions flowed as Swiryn interrupted the team talk to let the side know that he wants them with him for the big moment, along with a camera crew and the attention of the world. Needless to say, she said yes, and another first for rugby took place.Only in Vegas. Time: 02:25 Note: Thanks to the IRB.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Islamophobes chased off in Dearborn, Mich.

first_imgOn Oct. 10, a small group of Islamophobes showed up at the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn, Mich., armed with semi-automatic weapons and handguns, to demonstrate their hatred toward Muslims and Arab Americans alike.However, activists from various organizations, including the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice and Workers World Party, outnumbered them. Eventually the small group of racists was chased off. The activists standing up for Muslims promoted solidarity, using a loud megaphone for speeches and chants and carrying signs stating that racism will not be tolerated.Photo: Jeremy RoyerFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hoosier Ag Today Expands Broadcast Staff

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Ag Today Expands Broadcast Staff Previous articleMerger Expands Agribusiness Council Clout on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Hoosier Ag Today Expands Broadcast Staff Facebook Twitter SHARE Eric-PfeifferHoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s leading farm radio network, is proud to announce the addition of Eric Pfeiffer to the largest and most experienced farm broadcast staff in Indiana. A native Hoosier educated at Purdue, Pfeiffer has extensive experience in radio and communications technology. Pfeiffer will manage the news gathering operation for both radio and digital distribution and will work closely with the award-winning broadcast team of Gary Truitt and Andy Eubank.“I look forward to continuing HAT’s tradition of providing credible and timely news. As media and agricultural landscapes change, my goal is to make sure we are prepared to serve Hoosier farmers for many years to come,” said Pfeiffer. He has served as News Director for WSAL/WLHM radio in Logansport, IN and, most recently, as Telecommunications Systems Specialist at Purdue University.“Having Eric on our team will allow us to position HAT to expand its services to farmers, radio affiliates, and sponsors while maintaining our commitment to quality and innovation,“ said Gary Truitt, President and founder of Hoosier Ag Today. Pfeiffer will be based in West Lafayette, IN. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 19, 2018 SHARElast_img read more

Boschini feels conflicted ahead of beer sales trial run

first_imgFacebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee + posts Garrett Podell ReddIt Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas printAlthough TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini finalized the decision to sell beer for the first time at the final seven Horned Frog baseball home games, he has some mixed feelings.“I have an ambivalent feeling both ways about it,” Boschini said. “The main pro I see about is that people won’t go in and out and be drinking because that’s where I think people drink too much, especially younger people, in my opinion. This will stop that and we’ll patrol the sale of alcohol.”Another component of the beer sales pilot program is the elimination of in-and-out privileges during the remaining baseball home games whereas in the past fans have been allowed to come in and out of TCU games as much as they please. If fans leave and desire reentry, they will now need a new ticket.This policy will affect students, as well. Each student ID will be scanned upon entry and and re-entry will not be permitted.This part of the policy eases some concerns about the introduction of alcohol to TCU athletics, but Boschini still has his own concerns.“I worry about in general having alcohol available in the stadiums, any stadium, just because there are all these issues with it,” Boschini said.The official announcement came Monday that Lupton Stadium will sell beer for the last seven home games.Good morning @TCU_Baseball fans!Excited to announce a pilot program for the remaining games this season at Lupton Stadium. Beginning Wednesday night against DBU we will now offer beer for sale at the ballpark. Enjoy responsibly! #GoFrogs— Jeremiah Donati (@JDonati_TCU) April 30, 2018“Over the years, a popular request of our season-ticket holders and fans has been the availability of beer for the general public,” TCU Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati wrote in a press release. “For several years now, we’ve had alcohol sales in club and suite areas inside Amon G. Carter Stadium, Schollmaier Arena and Lupton Stadium. We believe this pilot program of beer sales for our remaining home games will enhance the game-day atmosphere and keep up with a national trend.”The decision to go forward with the trial run came after the university conduced internal research while also taking a look at some of its rivals. Big 12 schools like Texas, West Virginia and Kansas State all sell alcohol at their games.“Now, more and more of our competitors are doing it, and so we definitely weren’t the last ones, but definitely on the end of that curve,” Boschini said. “I looked mainly at the Big 12 schools because those are our biggest competitors.”The University of Texas, which began selling beer at its stadium in 2015, reported sales of $3.1 million and profit of $1.3 million during the 2016 football season. Texas also sold sponsorship deals to MillerCoors for domestic beer and Corona for the import category in deals that will net the school another $5 million annually.However, Boschini is skeptical about a smaller school’s ability to generate the same kind of windfall.“I doubt if anyone actually profits even if they say they do unless they’re a school with a similar size to Ohio State’s,” Boschini said. “Especially at TCU, we’ll never, in my opinion, make enough money off that for finances to be the reason to do it. Providing a better fan experience would be a better reason than that.”According to the press release, beer will only be served in clear plastic cups, and no bottles or cans will be served. Service will start one hour before first pitch and conclude at the start of the top of the seventh inning.Some of the beers available on tap are Bud Light, Miller Light, Michelob Ultra, Coors Light and other craft beer options.Many of TCU’s students who are of legal age are excited to see the pilot program begin. “I’m amped,” senior entrepreneurial management and finance major Brooke Arnold said. “I couldn’t be more excited. As a beer girl at heart, I am really excited that I can buy a beer at a baseball game because what more could you want than a beer at a baseball game, some popcorn, and watch the Frogs play?”Another student is excited for the new experience. “I think it’s going to make the games have a more like an MLB-type experience,” senior marketing major Catherine McSweeney said. “We already have a really nice stadium, and it kind of feels like the big leagues, but I think adding the beer and making it more like a major league experience will be cool.”Having a better fan experience is how the Chancellor will decide if the program is a success.“To me,” Boschini said, “it would look like less drunk people because drinking is regulated more. It drives me crazy when I see those kinds of people causing problems at the stadiums, and a more enriched fan experience for all the fans with people not coming in and out the whole time.”If the program is a success, there’s a chance the sale of beer could extend to other sports like football and basketball.“We figured the last few baseball games we could get it going and see if its a good experiment. If it doesn’t work, we won’t do it in the future, if it does we might,” Boschini said.The pilot program will commence this Wednesday when the Horned Frogs face off against Dallas Baptist University at 6:30 p.m. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleCRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistanceNext articleSports Now 5/2/18 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Beer will be served in plastic cups, not cans. Photo by Garrett Podell The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’last_img read more

Government urged to hold gendarmes to account for detaining and beating photographer

first_img January 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to hold gendarmes to account for detaining and beating photographer Reporters Without Borders calls on the ministry of justice and human rights to investigate freelance photographer Brian Palacio’s detention by members of the gendarmerie on 30 December in Buenos Aires, during which he was beaten and threatened.“The many abuses by the security forces during 2013 cannot continue,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The National Gendarmerie has repeatedly been criticized for its methods and must be held to account for this latest case of mistreatment. The justice ministry must signal its determination to end impunity.”Palacio, 25, was covering protests against the ongoing power cuts in the capital and its suburbs, which often give rise to acts of violence and vandalism. He had just photographed an arrest when gendarmes grabbed him, bundled him into one of their trucks and drove him to a vacant lot, where they beat him for two hours.He told Reporters Without Borders that the gendarmes threatened him with reprisals, including rape and torture, if he filed a complaint. The equipment they took from him was not returned.Journalists and media that dare to cover abuses by the security forces are unfortunately often the targets of violence and persecution. The same goes for those who challenge local government officials.Omar Reinoso, the manager of Radio Belgrano in San Luis province, has been getting threats for the past month from former senator Alberto Leyes and his son, Fernando Leyes. Radio Belgrano was the target of break-ins on 22 and 25 December during which broadcasting equipment and many files were taken. The station was previously the target of an arson attack in August 2012.Photo: Clarín ArgentinaAmericas July 6, 2020 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world News ArgentinaAmericas November 19, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News to go further December 4, 2019 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Organisation Follow the news on Argentinalast_img read more

One of the founders of Al-Wasat dies in custody

first_imgNews Karim Fakhrawi, one of the founders of Bahrain’s only independent newspaper, Al-Wasat, and a member of its board, died in custody, one week after his arrest. The exact cause of death had not been established. April 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One of the founders of Al-Wasat dies in custody RSF_en center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

St. Edmunds Episcopal Church: A Video: The Power of Words!

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith Essays & Inspirations St. Edmunds Episcopal Church: A Video: The Power of Words! Published on Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 4:05 pm Subscribe Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Nice and inspiring words. This clip was embedded at the website of St. Edmunds Episcopal Church and the church hopes that it would instill hope amongst men.“Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.”– Edward ThorndikeSt. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 1175 San Gabriel Boulevard, San Marino, (626) 793-9167 or visit www.saintedmunds.org. Community News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more