Ireland XV v Fiji: What did we learn?

first_imgIreland centre Luke Marshall scores a try during the International rugby union match between an Ireland XV and Fiji at Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland on November 17, 2012. Ireland XV won the game 53-0. AFP PHOTO/ARTUR WIDAK (Photo credit should read ARTUR WIDAK/AFP/Getty Images) A look to the futureDeclan Kidney, for once, selected an experimental starting XV, without the fear of being accused of handing out ‘easy caps’.  The backline was particularly inexperienced with the inclusion of three uncapped Ulstermen; Craig Gilroy, Luke Marshall and Paddy Jackson.  They were joined by Darren Cave who contributed his 3 caps to the combined total of 32 amongst the backline.  In the pack, 20 year old Iain Henderson started at blindside having made a cameo appearance against the Boks last weekend.  To a man, the youngsters justified their selection.Tackling back: Craig Gilroy scored a hat-trickLuke Marshall showcased his impressive array of distribution skills in midfield.  His late try was just reward for an assured performance.  On this showing Marshall has a massive future in the game, and with D’Arcy and O’Driscoll both in the twilight of their careers the call to the top ranks may not be too far away. Likewise Henderson may benefit from injury concerns presently limiting Irelands’ back-row options. Physically Henderson already looks more than capable of holding his own on the international scene.Thomond Park seems to suit Craig GilroyThomond Park is becoming something of a home away from home for Ulster winger Craig Gilroy.  His hat-trick of tries on Saturday evening adding to the superb solo effort he scored in April’s Heineken cup quarter-final at the same venue.  Gilroy is a natural finisher, and his trademark pirouette for which he is well known on the Ravenhill terraces was as effective against the powerful Fijians.  There were one or two fumbles under Murray box kicks, but otherwise this was another successful night in Limerick for the young man. Tough times: Fiji’s Saula Radidi shackles Simon Zebo during the uncapped international at Thomond ParkBy David BlairUncapped and uncompetitiveAN EXPERIMENTAL Ireland XV convincingly swept aside Fiji 53-0 on a damp, and blustery Saturday evening in Limerick.  So far, so good, yet the game lacked Test match intensity. This was partly due to Irelands’ dominance in every facet of play, but also because of the misguided decision to downgrade this autumn fixture to an uncapped international.  In simple terms, the powers that be at the IRFU deemed Fiji unworthy of a full international, or perhaps they feared the consequences of defeat for the senior team.  This was a contentious decision, that in some quarters was deemed disrespectful to the visiting Islanders.So we awaited the Fijian response. They had a point to prove and plenty of motivation to challenge the Irish, except it never happened.  The Islanders may have executed their traditional ‘Cibi’ war dance in their own typically impassioned way but they failed to translate that into a performance of fire and brimstone.  The match was essentially a non-contest.Touchdown: Luke Marshall scores a tryA long way behind SamoaAfter watching Samoa overcome a physically beaten-up Wales on Friday evening, we may have been forgiven for thinking Fiji could continue a positive weekend for the Pacific nations with a decent showing in Limerick. Samoa, chasing a top 8 seeding for the 2015 World Cup, appeared to take their game to the next level with a devastating display featuring brutal counter rucking and an impressive physicality in attack.  And with many of their squad gaining regular exposure to top level rugby in Europe and elsewhere, they showed they merit a place amongst the top tier nations in the modern game.The Fijians, in contrast, are languishing down at 14th in the latest IRB world rankings behind Tonga and Canada.  It would help if Head Coach Inoke Male wasn’t spending too much of his time bartering with European clubs for the release of his top players.  Sireli Bobo and Jone Qovu both made their excuses and pulled out of the Fiji squad for the Test, while Josh Matavesi withdrew citing club commitments.  Whilst the clubs pay their wages it’s clear that the withdrawal of these players harms the global game at Test level.  It may be that the IRB needs to intervene for the good of the game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Gilroy will now be thrust into contention for a senior cap, though perhaps there is too much riding on the Argentina test for Kidney to tinker too much with his selection. Two-try Fergus McFadden has a more realistic chance of a promotion to the starting XV. Nonetheless Gilroy looks destined for a senior cap in the future.Follow David Blair on Twitter @viscount_davelast_img read more

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Christian Wade signs for Buffalo Bills in NFL

first_img“It’s been a real test and will continue to be so as I’ve only scratched the surface of what is required. It’s been a challenge that I have risen to and now I am looking to the next step.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news. The ex-Wasps wing takes a big step towards his dream of playing in the NFL by signing for the New York State-based side Welcome to the NFL @ChristianWade3 signs with the @buffalobills pic.twitter.com/pMpzZ5NY6q— NFL UK (@NFLUK) April 8, 2019Talking of his recent head-spinning experiences, Wade said: “Every week that has gone by has exceeded my expectations. At this stage I’m speechless.“For me this is another step closer to my dream and what I set out to achieve from the start. It’s making me emotional thinking about the risk I took and the magnitude of the move. He’s on his way to the @buffalobills @ChristianWade3 pic.twitter.com/pCXt5yZomk— NFL UK (@NFLUK) April 8, 2019Wade has also said: “There has been a huge mental challenge. It’s like learning a new language – you must go into a classroom and learn something completely new in a short period of time. A life-changing moment!When @ChristianWade3 got THE call from the @buffalobills pic.twitter.com/6yGJC6ielW— NFL UK (@NFLUK) April 8, 2019He joined up with the ‘International Player Pathway Program’, which offers athletes from outside the US a path into the NFL. Since December, Wade has been training in Florida, working on technique and learning the football-specific lingo and basic structures every player needs in their arsenal.Related: The exchange of ideas between rugby and the NFLWade, who is earmarked as a potential running back that can contribute on special teams, is not the first English rugby union player to progress through this system. Ex-sevens cap Alex Gray was assigned to the Atlanta Falcons, where he has recently signed a further two-year deal. Last term, the Pittsburgh Steelers took on former Worcester Warriors lock Christian Scotland-Williamson. Both men train as tight ends.Teams assigned international players are allowed an exemption on their 90-man rosters through training camp – where players like Wade can attempt to make the 53-man regular season squad – and these same players are afforded an additional practice squad spot during the season. If that is the case, these players are then ineligible from being activated from the practice squad during the season.center_img Christian Wade signs for Buffalo Bills in NFLWhat a moment for Christian Wade, when he got the call telling him he had been assigned to the Buffalo Bills.In October the former wing, who had one cap for England and who was called up for the British & Irish Lions in 2013, retired from rugby to pursue an NFL career. New team: The Buffalo Bills finished third in the AFC East last season (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Gaza and Israel: Time for self-reckoning

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anne Lynn says: Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] With a sigh of relief, another ceasefire is in place between Israel and Gaza. The optimistic gloss is that this will hold better than in previous times, especially with the prospect of opening up the blockade on Gaza, and with promises given from both Hamas and Israel that appear to have prevented an irreparable breach of trust on both sides. Past experiences, however, show that we need to be cautious about being over optimistic.The eight days of fighting felt like a long time for many living here as we saw the images of destruction, of slaughtered children in Gaza, and damaged infrastructure both in Gaza and in Israel. The images make us feel less optimistic about a sustainable, more comprehensible settlement.In such circumstances, non-governmental organizations in the Holy Land play an important role in providing humanitarian aid and some immediate necessary repairs. But, we need to be reminded of the important work that the churches play in these parts too. The Anglican Church’s Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza remains steadfast despite its fragile budgets and the level of casualties that depend on its free services. (In fact a hopeful recent report shows that the hospital has been offered some tangible advice outlining options for keeping this ministry going despite recent lack of funds from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and everyone is invited to keep that support growing.) The truth is that NGOs would do a better job responding to a community’s needs, and could avoid the abstract and secular assumptions they often make, if they worked more closely with the churches, because churches are better connected at the local level. This of course puts a responsibility also on the churches to reach out to the relevant NGOs who could help them bring a difference to local communities.But, all of this remains short-termist. An ecumenical prayer service called upon by the good offices of Sabeel in Jerusalem reminded people of the need for justice. Now, the nagging questions remains: what do we mean by justice here? If we are concerned for a long-term settlement, justice cannot mean a comprehensive victory of one side over the other, for both sides have their share of delusions. We see those underlying delusions at work when Israel is surprised that Hamas does have the resolve to engage with escalation despite Israel’s superior power. Yet, Israel continues to believe that its military might and sophistication could determine the result of the conflict.Israel’s economic embargo on Gaza has not worked effectively and did not achieve its diplomatic goals. It is also such a shame that every Palestinian whether in Gaza or in Jerusalem becomes a de facto member of militant Hamas in the eyes of security forces. Young Palestinian men are often seen harassed on the streets of Jerusalem when they are not carrying anything to suggest a threat.On the other hand, Hamas’ unfortunate delusion has been that further atrocities perpetrated by Israel could push the world to stand on its side; it does not seem to mind that the infrastructure in Gaza is ravaged. Somehow in God’s future time, all will be restored, but this time under the banner of victorious Islam, as if Palestinian lives are cheap enough to be slaughtered as part of a strategy. It is important to register too that Christians in Palestine, like Christians in the rest of the Middle East, do have concerns about the triumph of certain elements in the Islamic world, a fact that shows how much the state of affairs in the Holy Land is also connected with the stability of the rest of the region. Of course, Israeli short-termist politics exploit that sensitive nerve, but it remains a concern indeed for the Christian communities.The point remains, however, that both sides need to come to terms with their delusions and accept that neither is going to win over the other in this kind of context.Israel has constantly argued that it has to defend itself against enemies who would not grant its right to exist, most notably Hamas; but we have been reminded by various Israeli commentators that the problem lies less with aggressive neighbors than with a failure to tackle the underlying issues about Gaza’s stability, economically and politically, which encourages a complex tit-for-tat policy on both sides producing indiscriminate rockets and desperate anxiety in Israel over security. Therefore, it remains important to clarify from the ceasefire (which remains unclear) as to who will take responsibility for mutual failed concerns that may arise in the future and that could threaten the achieved stability.Gaza needs to maintain the integrity of its civil society, and Israel wants assurances against further attacks.This of course puts lots of responsibilities on both sides. Israel has to ask what sort of neighbors it wishes to have – stable or unstable? If Israel wants secure borders, it needs to encourage and work actively for the stability and flourishing of its neighbors. Similarly, if Hamas is truly interested in enhancing a good Islamic ethos in Palestine, it could benefit immensely from the teachings of the most celebrated medieval Muslim theologian al-Ghazali who focuses on self-reckoning for the true reform of the self. Hamas could do with – like we are all called to – a collective self-reckoning, muhasabah, as al-Ghazali called it, instead of finding solace with war.Israeli fear and Hamas’ unstable tactics have simply eroded the rule of law. Only the presence of accepted law by all would provide the guarantee for well-intentioned negotiations and the ability even to exercise one’s religion properly. Al-Ghazali, like Augustine before him, argued that good order in the world is the only guarantee for the good order of religion. Similarly, the law is a gift in the Hebrew Bible that regulates the affairs of the people of God so that they can achieve what God truly calls them to be as free human beings. A common religious witness from the leaders of all the Abrahamic traditions on the need for law let alone other humanitarian concerns remains weak but could have a strong positive impact. Meanwhile, I shall be thinking and praying for the many other wasted lives in a conflict that is overdue to have the resolve once and for all of a firm policy declaration from the U.N. and more importantly perhaps the State Department in Washington. — The Rev. Yazid Said is a Palestinian Anglican priest and scholar in residence at Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. Featured Events Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing November 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm As Yazid Said has stated, there are no winners here. And while Sabeel and others work valiantly toward justice, families are suffering today. The UN published a report last summer suggesting that Gaza may be unlivable by 2020 — no potable water, inadequate education and medical care, etc. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem owns and operates the Al Ahli Hospital that Rev. Said refers to. They serve all, regardless of religious or ethnic background, modeling Christian values to all who enter. They need our help. Medical supplies, food and fuel have run out. Yet the staff provides compassionate care to each patient. As you consider your end of year giving, we hope you’ll prayerfully consider those struggling in the Holy Land. The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem would be grateful for your gift. http://www.afedj.org Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 By Yazid SaidPosted Nov 28, 2012 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Middle East Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Comments (2) Israel-Palestine, Advocacy Peace & Justice, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Gaza and Israel: Time for self-reckoning Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI November 28, 2012 at 10:51 am Thank you for posting this article – more information is needed in all our media about the events in Palestine. The vote is tomorrow. Pray for acceptance at the UN. I just returned from a second Sabeel Witness Visit in 2 years just days before the Israeli massive attack on Gaza.The airport was closed down for military reasons 10 minutes after we flew out.We saw refugee camps and a Bedouin family under demolition orders, including helicopter flying overhead the lone tents in the desert. One has to see it and be there to believe the refinement of cruelty. 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La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias ofrece especiales becas…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias ofrece especiales becas de aniversario a jóvenes adultos Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] En honor de su 125 aniversario, la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias ha creado una beca especial de  1.250 dólares para los jóvenes adultos (edades de 21 a 30) para proporcionar fondos de puesta en marcha de un nuevo proyecto que se centre en cualquiera de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión.Se otorgará una beca en cada una de las nueve provincias de la Iglesia Episcopal.La fecha límite para que los jóvenes adultos presenten solicitudes a su obispo diocesano es el 1 de febrero del 2015. A partir de ahí, los obispos seleccionarán una solicitud por diócesis. Las solicitudes deben presentarse de las oficinas diocesanas, el 15 de febrero.La solicitud e información adicional están disponibles aquí.Los fondos no se puede aplicar a la continuación de ministerios ya en curso.Un video de los nuevos proyectos será presentado en la 78ª Convención General en Salt Lake City, UT en junio/julio del 2015.Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la Rev. Heather Melton, coordinadora de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción Gracias, [email protected] en todo el mundo como la UTO, las becas de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias se otorgan para proyectos que aborden necesidades humanas y ayuden a aliviar la pobreza, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.Las Cinco Marcas de la Misión son:* Anunciar la Buena Nueva del Reino* Enseñar, bautizar y nutrir a los nuevos creyentes* Responder a las necesidades humanas mediante el servicio amoroso* Tratar de transformar las estructuras injustas de la sociedad, para desafiar a la violencia de cualquier tipo y para buscar la paz y la reconciliación* Esforzarse en salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida de la tierra New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 United Thank Offering Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Posted Dec 1, 2014 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

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Newark standing committee chooses four candidates for 11th bishop

first_imgNewark standing committee chooses four candidates for 11th bishop Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Rev. Scott Slater, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Maryland Comments (1) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 The Rev. Carlye Hughes, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, Diocese of Fort Worth March 7, 2018 at 2:01 pm With all due respect and making no reference to the several candidates as individuals, I suggest that this election represents perfectly the calculated attempt of the Episcopal Church to ensure that the House of Bishops will have an increasingly left-wing complexion over time.The four Newark candidates include three rectors one of whom is black and the other two females. I would be highly surprised if any one of these three is not fully in accord with the general liberal swing to the left within the church in recent years and has not given convincing hints if not outright commitments that he or she will remain that way if elected. The fourth candidate, canon to the ordinary, comes from Maryland and probably doesn’t count though coming from that state he is probably liberal himself.As an increasingly rare conservative Episcopalian I don’t expect a politically even split among candidates for bishop. But I do resent what appear to be obvious efforts to see to it that conservative influences within the church virtually disappear. That’s not a healthy situation given that it will obviously lead to even more loyal Episcopalians leaving the church as is happening right now. By Episcopal News Service staffPosted Mar 5, 2018 Featured Events House of Bishops Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing More information about the candidates is here.The Bishop Search/Nominating Committee recommended the candidates to the Standing Committee, which approves the slate.“We believe these individuals possess the skills, qualities, experience and spiritual grounding necessary for the office of bishop, and we are excited to commend them to the Diocese of Newark,” said the Rev. Joseph Harmon, president of the Standing Committee, in a press release. (Note: The Rev. Joseph Harmon and the Rev. John Harmon are not related.)The Standing Committee also announced on March 5 the opening of a petition process by which nominees may be added to the slate. The process closes at 5 p.m. ET on March 15.Members of the diocese will have the opportunity to meet the candidates in person at “walkabouts” to be held around the diocese May 3-6, before the May 19 electing convention.The new bishop’s ordination and consecration are scheduled for Sept. 22, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry officiating.The Episcopal Diocese of Newark comprises the northern third of New Jersey, with 98 congregations in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren and Union counties. The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith has been bishop of Newark since January 2007 and will retire in September.For all announcements, resources and upcoming events related to the Bishop Search, please visit dioceseofnewark.org/bishop-search. 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Lisa Hunt, rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Houston, Diocese of Texas Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Elections, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. [Episcopal Diocese of Newark] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Newark on March 5 announced a slate of four candidates who will stand for election as the 11th bishop of Newark at a special convention on May 19.The candidates:The Rev. John Harmon, rector, Trinity Parish, Washington, D.C., Diocese of Washington Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to preach at wedding of Prince…

first_img 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 May 17, 2018 at 6:25 pm It is so disheartening to read the comment stating that it will be interesting to see how Bishop Curry’s preaching will be received by the CoFE. The person commenting also said that the Bishop’s preaching style doesn’t mesh with the traditional sensibilities of the church. I don’t think the Prince and Meghan are concerned if anyone approves of their choice to invite Bishop Curry. Bishop Curry , the head of the Church of England and members of other denominations are more concerned with spreading the gospel and Not preaching style. The apostles were evangelists who preached love, inclusion and peace. They all had their own styles I’m sure. Even when they preached the “Good News” there were people who “cringed” at the ways some of them preached but as long as the message was received their mission was accomplished. May 18, 2018 at 4:40 pm I am so happy for Prince Harry and Ms. Markel. I love the sparkle I see from both of them when they look at each other. I pray that they will be left alone to express their love for each other for the rest of their lives. I look forward to their doing great things for the advancement of human rights. Comments are closed. May 12, 2018 at 5:49 pm Great for all concerned. Bishop Curry will rock the royal family! Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Christopher Cordes says: 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 May 13, 2018 at 2:03 pm Absolutely inspired! ECUSA and CE and the royal family all uniting in witness to Christ and the Good News. God bless them! Featured Events Anglican Communion, Rector Pittsburgh, PA May 17, 2018 at 7:50 pm If, Archbishop Welby recommended American Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and Prince Harry and Ms. Markel accepted him to be their preacher at their wedding…who are we of the public to question why, what, how and give our opinions! God is obviously at work…Amen and Amen! Prayers for all concerned! May 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm What a great honor! Fantastic choice, Bishop Curry is amazing!!! Beth Hendrix says: Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Greg Garrett says: May 12, 2018 at 9:25 pm Christopher Epting, you are right about the Anglican Communion in Africa. Obviously PB Curry was not invited to impress them. I think he was invited to honor Megan’s American heritage. Good for her and for all. May 18, 2018 at 10:07 pm I was not too interested in watching the Royal Wedding until I heard Bishop Curry was preaching. What a wonderful preacher providing the newly married couple God’s word of love for their journey together. I have heard Bishop Curry preach several times including his sermon at his installation of new ministry at our National Cathedral in Washington D.C. as are Presiding Bishop. Blessings for the married couple and Bishop Curry as we all celebrate God’s presence and love, alive among us through the sacrament of marriage. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Britain’s Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville[Anglican Communion News Service] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach at next weekend’s wedding of Prince Henry of Wales – more informally referred to as Prince Harry – and the U.S. actress Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace announced May 12. Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth and sixth in line to the throne, will marry Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle next Saturday, May 19 in a service conducted by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will officiate.The invitation from the couple to Curry to preach at the service is a departure from tradition for British royal weddings. While previous royal weddings have involved clergy from other Christian churches saying prayers for the couple, sermons are usually given by senior Church of England clergy. The service will be televised around the world, and it is likely that the presiding bishop, who refers to himself as the CEO of the Episcopal Church – the chief evangelism officer – won’t resist the opportunity to talk about what he calls the Jesus Movement.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, shown here preaching on Palm Sunday at St. George the Martyr Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem, was invited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to preach during their May 19 wedding. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness,” Curry said. “And so we celebrate and pray for them today.”Prince Harry was born on Sept. 15, 1984 and was baptized at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, three months later. After completing his formal education, he spent a gap year in Australia and South Africa before training for military service. He served with the British Army in Afghanistan as an officer in the Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons of the Household Cavalry, in the U.S.-led operation to remove the Taliban from power following the September 11 terror attacks in New York and Washington. His service in Afghanistan came to an end after his presence there was revealed by an Australian magazine; but he returned there a few years later in a deployment with the Army Air Corps. In 2014, he launched the Invictus Games for injured ex-service personnel; and is patron of a number of organizations, including the HALO Trust, which is working to remove mines from Qasr el Yahud – the site on the west bank of the River Jordan at the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus.Meghan Markle was born on Aug. 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, divorced when she was six years old. In her acting career, she has appeared in a number of roles, including in the films Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me, and Horrible Bosses. But she is best known her portrayal of the character Rachel Zane in the hit U.S.-legal drama series Suits. Her character, a paralegal who trained to become an attorney, was the love interest of phoney-lawyer Mike Ross. Markle married Trevor Engelson in 2011; but the couple divorced in 2013, long before Markle met Prince Harry.The couple have met Archbishop Justin Welby on a number of occasions as part of the preparations for the wedding; and Markle asked Welby to baptize her. It has been widely reported that she was baptized and confirmed by Welby at St. James’ Palace in London in March.“It was very special,” Welby told ITV News. “It was beautiful, sincere and very moving. It was a great privilege. . . You know at the heart of it is two people who have fallen in love with each other, who are committing their lives to each other with the most beautiful words and profound thoughts, who do it in the presence of God.”Previous royal weddings have involved a range of preachers. When Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey in November 1947, the service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, Alan Don, while the wedding itself was officiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Geoffrey Fisher. The sermon was preached by Archbishop of York Cyril Garbett.Prince Harry’s mother and father, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, took the unusual decision of marrying at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1981. They were married by Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie, who also preached. In 2005, after Diana’s death, Prince Charles married his second wife Camilla, now Duchess of Cornwall, in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall. This was followed by a Service of Prayer and Dedication at St George’s, Windsor, conducted by Archbishop Rowan Williams. There was no sermon in that service.Prince Harry’s older brother, Prince William, married his wife Catherine at Westminster Abbey in 2011. The Dean of Westminster, John Hall, presided while Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams conducted the wedding. London Bishop Richard Chartres, dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal, preached the sermon.St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle is located within the area of the Church of England’s Diocese of Oxford; but it is outside the jurisdiction of the diocesan bishop. It is one of a small number of Church of England churches known as Royal Peculiars – which means that it is under the direct control of the monarch, rather than the diocesan bishop or archbishop. Among the other Royal Peculiars are Westminster Abbey, the five chapels that make up the Chapels Royal, and the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, in the Houses of Parliament. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Lorelle Wise says: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, May 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm Tony – given the history of colonialism and all the good / bad that went along, I think it is wonderful that Presiding Bishop Curry will be preaching at Prince Harry’s marriage. Never too late to let people/community know that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tony Oberdorfer says: May 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm Christopher, I am well aware of the somewhat understandable gap existing between African Anglicans and the Episcopal Church which does not always speak well for the Africans. I was in Zimbabwe years ago when the Bishop of Harare was an intimate friend of Robert Mugabe at his worst.But please reread my comment. I suggested not that Bishop Curry’s invitation may have been designed to impress African Anglicans but rather that there may have been the intention to impress the African members (i.e. the politicians) of the British Commonwealth. Megan’s mixed-race heritage may well have been a factor. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME William A. Wetzel says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem May 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm A blessed and wonderful day all way around! Cheers! May 12, 2018 at 10:58 pm I concur with Christopher Epting and Pearl McElheran. Presiding Bishop Curry is an incredible preacher and a dynamic leader! Pearl McElheran says: Rebecca Myers says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA David Bernstein says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY May 17, 2018 at 8:00 am That CEO bit makes me cringe. Just be a Baptist then, don’t drag all of us into it too. I’ve seen him in person and it just isn’t my cup of tea for a service. He’s energetic, he’s magnetic. He’s a wonderful speaker and is inspirational to boot. His style just doesn’t mesh right with more traditional sensibilities regarding church. I’m curious to see how the CofE receives him. Royal Wedding 2018 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET May 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm Tony Oberdorfer obviously knows nothing of the Anglican Communion. Most African bishops despise the American Episcopal Church including Bishop Curry, regardless of the color of his skin. May 13, 2018 at 6:39 pm And Ms. Markle’s father was confirmed in The Episcopal Church, so what a great connection this all is. Paula Wicker Hamby says: May 12, 2018 at 10:27 am Awesome story! Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. says: Susan Bravo says: May 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm A few too many divorces in the royal family over the years for my taste but since somewhat to my regret I have never gotten around to having a wife and family of my own I should probably keep my mouth shut. Perhaps Prince Harry’s marriage will last.Is it not pretty obvious, however, that inviting Bishop Curry to preach is a political decision perhaps designed to impress the African members of what remains of the British Commonwealth? I realize that many would simply respond by saying “so what?” Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (25) Andrew Poland says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Suzi Robertson says: Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET John Norvell says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 May 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm CEO indeed. Judy Stoll says: Featured Jobs & Calls Stephanie Cabell says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC May 17, 2018 at 6:49 pm Presiding Bishop Curry is an amazing preacher and a steadfast leader. The Anglican Communion hasn’t always welcomed the American Episcopal Church due to it’s forward thinking practices such as same sex marriage and women bishops. How good it is that the Church of England, led by it’s Supreme Governor Queen Elizabeth II, is honoring our church and countryby welcoming Bishop Curry to be an integral part of the marriage liturgy. God’s blessing on one and all! Submit a Job Listing Christopher Epting says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group May 16, 2018 at 11:26 pm I think it is very appropriate for Bushop Curry to speak at the wedding. He is an amazing person wth lots of insight to share wth all of us. Great choice! May 12, 2018 at 1:03 pm Bishop Michael Curry graduated from Hobart College, Geneva, NY, in 1975, he is the recipient of the Hobart Alumni Association’s Medal of Excellence, presented to graduates who have achieved great distinction in their professions, community, andin the nation. We are very pleased at this news. John Norvell ’66 , former Hobart Alumni Director. Linda Belton says: Joe Prasad says: Sue McWilliams says: Paul St. Germain says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Belleville, IL Posted May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm What an honor. Bishop Curry is fantastic and an amazing leader of the Episcopal Church! May 14, 2018 at 7:26 am Love Bishop Curry! What an honor it will be for the wedding party and guests to hear this great person. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to preach at wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Curate Diocese of Nebraska May 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm So proud Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Gregory J. Allen says: May 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm I am certain that the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church Michael Curry will speak with confidence and conviction about the love of Christ. I pray his words will be a blessing to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.On behalf of The Very Rev. Canon Martini Shaw – 17th Rector, The Rev. Samuel Kirabi Ndung’u – Assistant Rector, the Vestry, Clergy, Wardens and the People of The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, the first Black Episcopal Church in the United States, I pray the happy couple enjoys a lifetime of unimaginable happiness. Gretchen Lipp says: Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

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Megan M. Traquair elected eighth bishop of Northern California

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Elections, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Feb 11, 2019 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Megan M. Traquair elected eighth bishop of Northern California First female bishop to lead the diocese Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Women’s Ministry Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. Megan M. Traquair[Diocese of Northern California] The Rev. Megan M. Traquair was elected the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California at the diocese’s Special Electing Convention on Feb. 9 at Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park.Bishop-elect Traquair is the first woman to be elected as bishop, selected from the first slate to ever include female candidates, in the diocese of Northern California. Traquair was elected on the third ballot with a vote of 151 lay delegates and 85 clergy. To be elected required a majority of both orders on the same ballot.Traquair is currently canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Arizona. Her husband Philip is a pediatrician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They have been partners and best friends as well as parents. They have two children: Hannah who teaches high school in Tucson, and Benjamin, who is an engineer in Colorado.Bishop Barry L. Beisner said, “As one who deeply loves this diocese, I am personally most grateful to all five candidates for their faithful participation in this very demanding process. By making themselves available to the Holy Spirit in this way, they have given us a great gift. May they all be blessed. I ask all the people of God to join me in praying God’s blessing upon The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair, our bishop-elect. God strengthen and sustain her in this time of profound transition to new ministry, and to an exciting opportunity to serve our Lord in Northern California.”The other nominees were:The Rev. Matthew D. Cowden, rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, South Bend, IndianaThe Rev. Christopher Brooke Craun, rector of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Portland, OregonThe Rev. Randall R. Warren, D.Min., rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo, MichiganThe Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Northern CaliforniaProviding the Standing Committee receives the consents from a majority of the bishops of the church and a majority of the standing committees of the dioceses, the consecration is scheduled for June 29, 2019, at the Mondavi Center in Davis.The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California comprises 68 parishes and missions and includes all of Northern California from Sacramento north, except for the five counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service People, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

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Want to beautify your neighborhood? There’s a Grant for that

first_img Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom From the Orange County Media Relations OfficeOrange County is filled with ideas and resources for your neighborhood’s next project. Whether you want to clean up an area, plant trees, keep your lake clean, apply for a grant, or learn about landscaping, the County has a number of programs and services to help. Clean and Attractive Neighborhoods are great places to live – they create pride, deter crime, and increase property values. Participating in a project is also a great way to get to know your neighbors and address your neighborhood’s specifics needs.There are two types of funding available, neighborhood beautification and neighborhood crime prevention/safety. Neighborhood Pride Grants are used to beautify the neighborhood. Crime Prevention & Safety Grants are provided to help reduce existing neighborhood crime or the potential for neighborhood crime; or increase residents safety or home safety. These grants are open to neighborhood groups and property owner associations in Orange County.Grant Application SubmissionApplications are accepted year-round. However, applications received after the first Tuesday in June will be processed at the start of the next fiscal year, which is October 1.Grant WorkshopsMini Grant & Sign Grant Workshops:These grants are only available to neighborhoods that do not have a mandatory property association.Landscape, Entranceway, and Capital Project GrantsThese grants are only available to mandatory property associations.NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS ADVISORY BOARDA Grant Selection Committee comprised of County staff members review and score applications. Then, the Neighborhood Grants Advisory Board (NGAB), a seven-member citizen panel, oversees the grant programs from selection of winners to the completion of projects. The NGAB meets once a month to conduct its duties. Board members review applications and conduct site visits.NGAB Agendas & Minutes Sustainable Communities GrantOrange County’s Sustainable Communities Grant Program’s intent is to provide funding to support and assist neighborhoods and organizations working on reducing pollution and carbon footprint. A sustainable community is one that is economically, environmentally and socially healthy and resilient. By working together, we enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.Funding is available in the form of grants to help neighborhoods stay safe, healthy and connected. Grants are available for projects ranging from $500 – $5,000. Eligible projects can address issues such as lighting, watering, community gardens, electricity generation and pollution reduction. Events are also encouraged to help teach community members about energy efficiency, pollution reduction, and green and sustainable practices.For additional information, contact Marthaly Irizarry at [email protected] or 407-836-2934. TAGSGrantNeighborhood PrideOrange County Previous articleAnne Frank: A History for TodayNext articleApopka Police Department begins hiring campaign Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

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Is it a mole or skin cancer?

first_imgFocus on your healthFrom Florida Hospital Apopka TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaSkin Cancer Previous articleMaking your home energy efficient with natural gasNext articleMemorial Day travel hits highest level since 2005 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 “If you’re like the average person, chances are you have moles somewhere on your body. They’re common and usually not a cause for concern,” says Tace Rico, MD, dermatologist, with Florida Hospital.A changing mole, however, can be one of the first signs of skin cancer. Yet, if caught soon enough, it is almost always curable. But how do you know what to look for?Dr. Rico recommends that you check your skin monthly and refer to the ABCs that dermatologists use when checking for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer:A – Asymmetry. Does one half of any mole on your body not match the other half? “The mole doesn’t have to be a perfect circle, but it should be symmetrical in shape and color,” Dr. Rico says.B – Border. Are the borders/edges of any mole on your body irregular, jagged or notched?C – Color. Are there parts of a mole that are varying shades of black, brown, or tan, with white, pink, red, or even blue splotches? “A mole with multiple colors, especially if the colors are asymmetric, is concerning,” says Dr. Rico.D – Diameter. Are any moles you have larger than 6 millimeters (the width of a pencil eraser) in diameter?E – Elevated/Evolving. Has your mole grown? Does it itch, bleed or burn? Or is it changing, with new colors, a new size or shape?Your ABCs should include F for Feeling. “Sometimes people just have a strange or bad feeling about a lesion, even if they aren’t sure it fits any of the ABCDE categories,” she says.Dr. Rico also points out that the ABC rules don’t usually apply to children because they’re still growing, which means their moles will grow, too. “However, if your child has a mole that’s growing rapidly, see your pediatrician immediately,” she says.The goal of putting your moles through the ABCDEs and Fs is to catch melanoma early, Dr. Rico says.“Melanomas don’t all look like they do on the posters, and it’s important to catch it in the early stages because it is extremely aggressive and can spread easily,” notes Dr. Rico. “You know your body better than anyone, so if you have a mole that violates any of the ABCDE guidelines, or if you just have a worrisome feeling, see your dermatologist immediately.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Doctor examining melanoma on woman Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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7 Ways to Make Your Backyard More Inviting

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Donna Vissman is one of those former corporate types (Xerox) who wanted to try something new. She went from marketing to blogger and now Style Editor, and is always on the lookout for what’s trending in restaurants, new stores, charity events, and entertainment. To keep up the pace, Donna is usually found drinking at least one Cold Brew coffee a day… or on a busy day make it two. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! By Donna Vissman TAGSBackyardDonna Vissman Previous articleWhere does Florida rank on the 2018 safest states list?Next articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Make your backyard feel like an outdoor oasis by using these ideas to create a space where your family and friends can spend time, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors.1. Purchase some nice outdoor furniture. This will create an area for your guests to sit and relax. Although plastic chairs are inexpensive, they are definitely not the most inviting. Pick something comfy that your guests don’t mind sitting on. Purchasing pillows to add to your outdoor furniture will also make the space more appealing.Surround the area with trees, flowers, or even a fence…2. Surround the area with trees, flowers, or even a fence. This is the key to making your backyard seem more private. Adding a barrier between you and your neighbors will give your space a more enclosed feel.3. Add a fire pit. This is the perfect way to gather everyone around and make your space feel more like home. From roasting marshmallows to telling stories, a nice fireplace with nice seating will have your backyard going from drab to fab in no time.4. Adding a hammock can give your space the relaxing and calming feel that every backyard needs. This is perfect for those days and nights when you just need to rejuvenate and recharge.Having lights in the backyard is the key to making it feel romantic and pretty.5. Having lights in the backyard is the key to making it feel romantic and pretty. String lights can be all you need to add that little something extra.6. A pool can be a hefty investment, but if you are really looking for something to make your backyard more inviting, a pool will certainly do the trick. Having a pool brings your friends and family together to enjoy the outdoors.7. Having a dining table outside will help with summer entertaining. This will make sure everyone is outside enjoying the fresh air and some delicious food. An outside grill or bar can also add an inviting touch.last_img read more

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