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KSA chair urges operator responsibility in regulated Dutch market

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Legal & compliance 3rd February 2020 | By contenteditor KSA chair urges operator responsibility in regulated Dutch market Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands René Jansen, chairman of Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has called for operators considering applying for licences for the country’s new legal market to be responsible with their activities, saying that the regulator will adopt a “strict but fair” oversight of the sector.The country’s regulated online gambling market is scheduled to open on 1 July 2021, with the KSA to open the licensing process on 1 January 2021.In November last year, the regulator published information about the new online gambling licences, but Jansen has reached out the sector to urge those preparing to apply for a permit to operate in the country to ensure they have appropriate responsible gambling measures in place.“Legislators in our country should not be forced to take action to put in place additional measures or measures to restore the status quo,” Jansen said in a speech at the Annual Gaming Industry Event in Amsterdam. “The focus of our contribution as national regulator is to provide strict but fair oversight.“But we also consider it our task to give guidance to the market if necessary. We will – as far as possible – certainly not confine ourselves to telling operators what they shouldn’t do. After the opening of the online market, it’s important that we not lose sight of the objective of the Remote Gambling Act: to achieve channelling of 80% within three years.”Jansen revealed that part of the KSA’s own approach to responsible gaming will include a ‘Central Exclusion Register’, which will operate under the name ‘Cruks’.This register will become active from 1 January next year, allowing players to exclude themselves from gambling with licensed operators in the Netherlands. Operators must first refer to the list before allowing players to open an account on their platform.Jansen said that while the KSA will develop the register, the regulator will open it up to public tender for an external party to operate. The KSA expects to confirm the successful applicant by May 2021, while technical tests on the register will begin with land-based operators later this year.In addition, Jansen said that despite the focus on regulation, KSA will continue its efforts to clamp down on illegal activities in the country. Last year, the regulator imposed fines worth a combined €3.5m (£3.0m/$3.9m) in 2019, a 105.8% rise from 2018.“I have previously warned that the licensing procedure should not be taken lightly, and I repeat that warning today,” Jansen said. “As you all know, gambling is a controversial subject in the Netherlands. In fact, I would say that it is more controversial in the Netherlands than in many other countries, based on impressions from talking to fellow regulators and other stakeholders abroad.“There’s a good reason that it has taken so long for government and Parliament to legalise online gambling. A number of groups in politics and society object to gambling. The likely result is that, as the online market becomes more open, every aspect will be subject to critical scrutiny, from advertising, to addiction prevention to the participation of minors.“This critical gaze will be focused on both operators and the KSA. Is the regulator playing a sufficiently active role: is it keeping its eye on the ball? Are licences being issued appropriately? Is the regulator cracking down on the remaining illegal operators?“For the KSA, besides giving operators sufficient space, we also need to crack down on the remaining illegal supply. I can promise you that we will take this task seriously.“’Responsible gambling’ must not be merely a PR slogan for operators; it ought to be part of the corporate DNA of all gambling and betting operators, both online and land based. It seems to me that that’s the real spirit and key message of our new Dutch gambling act.” Email Address René Jansen, chairman of Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has called for operators considering applying for licences for the country’s new legal market to be responsible with their activities, saying that the regulator will adopt a “strict but fair” oversight of the sector. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

PAGCOR releases PHP6bn to aid national Covid-19 efforts

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Regions: Asia Philippines Topics: Casino & games Finance PAGCOR releases PHP6bn to aid national Covid-19 efforts 24th March 2020 | By contenteditor The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has released an additional PHP6bn (£100.8m/€109.4m/$118.0m) in funds to the country’s government to help support national efforts related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The funds have been made available to the Socio-Civic Projects Fund (SCPF) of the Office of the President, bringing total funding from PAGCOR to PHP8.5bn, after it also released funding in PHP2bn and PHP500m tranches earlier this month.PAGCOR chairman and chief executive Andrea Domingo said the remittances are pursuant to Section 7 (a) of Presidential Decree No. 1869 or the PAGCOR Charter, which mandates both the allocation and distribution of PAGCOR earnings for infrastructure and socio-civic projects.“PAGCOR’s recent remittances to the government are intended for the various funding requirements relative to Proclamation No. 922 Declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines due to coronavirus disease and the subsequent declaration of Enhanced Community Quarantine over the Entire Luzon,” Domingo said.Aside from PAGCOR’s remittances totalling PHP8.5bn, the agency also released its PHP12bn cash dividends to the National Treasury yesterday (23 March).In addition, Entertainment City licensees donated more than PHP200m while the offshore gaming operators allocated PHP150m for essential supplies including personal protective equipment, and food and medical supplies.Rizalina Justol, deputy executive secretary for finance and admin at the Office of the President, said: “We are grateful to PAGCOR for its continued to support to the Office of the President. The hefty remittances we get from the agency are being used to for high-impact projects that will benefit a lot of Filipinos.”Earlier this month, PAGCOR announced it was to suspend all gaming operations across the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak.The suspension applied to all land-based PAGCOR-owned casinos and licensed integrated resort-casinos, as well as electronic games, all forms of bingo, sports betting, poker and slot machine clubs, and all other activities, in line with orders from the Filipino government.Restaurants and food outlets within the gaming areas have been allowed to stay open, while hotels where casinos and gaming facilities are housed may continue to accommodate guests.PAGCOR also ordered the temporary suspension of offshore gaming operations and approved service providers in the Luzon region for the duration of the government-imposed quarantine.Last month, the regulator reported an 11.7% year-on-year rise in gaming revenue for 2019, resulting in its total tax and corporate social responsibility contribution for the year rising above PHP56bn.Total revenue from gaming amounted to PHP75.75bn in 2019, compared to the prior year’s PHP67.85bn total, beating the regulator’s full-year projections by PHP1.33bn. Email Address The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has released an additional PHP6bn (£100.8m/€109.4m/$118.0m) in funds to the country’s government to help support national efforts related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shopslast_img read more

Should you buy the dirt-cheap Aston Martin share price before markets recover?

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Its original £4.33bn market-cap has plunged £542m, a drop of almost 90%. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investors who got behind the flotation have endured a hellish ride. We love a contrarian bargain on the Fool, but this is now a leap of faith.This stock keeps fallingCovid-19 was the last thing the iconic luxury car brand needed. The Aston Martin share price traded at 160p as recently as January. Today, you can buy it for around 35p.This morning, the group reported a first quarter pre-tax loss of £118.9m, almost seven times higher than last year’s £17.3m loss. Revenue fell 60% to £78.6m, amid falling dealer demand and lower average selling prices. Total wholesale volumes fell 45% to 578 units, with none at all in China in January and February.Canadian Formula 1 billionaire Lawrence Stroll, now executive chairman, took a bullish approach to these miserable numbers. He hailed the reduction in dealer inventories, a successful £536m capital raise, and the launch of its delayed DBX sports utility model. DBX “remains on track for deliveries in the summer and has a strong order book behind it extending into 2021,” he said.Aston Martin share price sinksAston Martin has a pre-eminent brand, and is now looking to develop its range of mid-engined cars, as well as refreshing its core sports car models. This may not be the end of the fundraising though, as it may have to research refinancing options to increase liquidity.Naturally, investors should approach with caution, even given today’s low, low Aston Martin share price. Demand for luxury cars may enjoy a V-shaped recovery once the pandemic is over, as many wealthy buyers will emerge financially unscathed. If the latest James Bond film is released in the autumn, that could give it another boost.It would be a brave person to recommend people buy into the stock today, and I’m no hero. The company was already in severe difficulties before the pandemic. Future funding could be harder to come by. Stronger companies could go to the wall in the months ahead. Sentiment will be in short supply. Remember, this is a company that’s gone bankrupt seven times in its history.The automotive industry is facing radical transformation as climate fears grow. But Aston Martin won’t produce its first electric car until 2025. It would need a 007 scriptwriter to get the company out of today’s tight spot. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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New Zealand Anglicans choose unconventional bishop

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 martha knight says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI David Ross Lyon , Lay says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rev. Tim McKenzie says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm Congratulations, Anglicans of Wellington, for your vision and prayers to Bishop-Elect Duckworth. Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH jim colwell says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Nancy Barnard Starr says: Rector Albany, NY (The Rev.) Charles Chatham says: April 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm Could we hear some more about new Bishop-elect Duckworth, and photos? What is his vision for New Zealand, background education, etc.? Sounds refreshing, and good for New Zealand!!! Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (15) Submit a Job Listing April 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm A bit unconventional, though hardly without precedent… recall stories of early Bishops risen up unexpectedly by popular appeal and (sometimes mobs), despite youth or not even having been ordained yet! Sounds like they are recieving a treasure.You can view a video of him here. He’s been wrestling with how to fit the mitre over his dreadlocks!http://www.urbanvision.org.nz/As someone involved in Anglican and ecumenical New-monastic/new intentional communities in Boston and now Omaha, I’m very encouraged by this. I was blessed to work with the Outdoor Church of Cambridge, MA, during Divinity School, an ecumenical project that is part of the Anglican Ecclesia Ministries network born out of Boston’s Cathedral and now in many cities around the country – meeting people “where they are” to claim the presence of Christ among them, rather than “preaching at” or “fixing.” It sounds like New Zealand has a powerful voice for the riches of living and serving among the “last, lost and least” in Jesus’ name. Prayers for the your new Bishop!Kieran Conroy, MDivRessurection House, Outdoor Church AlumMember-at-Large of the Crossing, Boston Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Kieran Conroy says: Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Bea Berry says: May 2, 2012 at 6:53 am This is very good news indeed. For those who are interested, Justin and Jenny have written a book about their journey with Urban Vision and working with people on the margins, ‘Against the tide, Towards the Kingdom’, which is the latest addition to my Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/Against-Towards-Kingdom-Monastic-Library/dp/1608998673/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335955857&sr=8-1 Rev. Ruth Paulus says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By David CramptonPosted Apr 30, 2012 May 4, 2012 at 4:22 am Have a look here, Charles:http://anglicantaonga.org.nz/ with articles on his biography and a TV interview this week.and a radio interview here: http://www.rhema.co.nz/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3677:new-anglican-bishop-justin-duckworth&Itemid=15 Rector Shreveport, LA May 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm Very glad to hear your voices, so enthusiastic for change — look hard and you will find the seeds of transformation among you as well. Give thanks and praise to God for Aotearoa, and the ‘thin places’ where God touches down and inspires. 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 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm You keep right up with the dreadlocks , the cargo shorts , and whatever else you feel comfortable doing , or wearing… God is not a bit concerned with our clothing , or what style we wear our hair in….but rather is looking into our soul to see if Love for Him , and his Loved ones abides there .I must admit that the first time I met + C.Wallis Ohl , Provisionary , Fort Worth , he came striding up with a huge grin , wearing a 10 gallon western hat , and stuck his hand out saying … ” Hi , I’m Wally…whats your name… ? ” ” At that point I knew I had met a lover of God , and a real Bishop .Heed well that God looks not on the outward , but on the inward man… The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Craig McDonald says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm I’d love to see a photo of Bishop Duckworth! Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm Re: last comment above by the bishop-elect;The people who construct mitres will measure the head with the dreadlocks and then the mitre will fit properly. The only problem will occur if Bishop Duckworth removes his dreadlocks. At that point, a new mitre will have to be constructed. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs May 3, 2012 at 10:13 am This is just totally cool! Picture please! Would be lovely to see more of our Bishops in shorts and barefoot! How refreshing! Go New Zealand!! Prayers and blessings come your way! April 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm Karen Joy – check out the video at http://wn.anglican.org.nz/Regardstim Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI May 1, 2012 at 7:51 am “Félicitations from Paris” from a french episcopalian for this new bishop… May God bless him ! The Rev. Sue Reid says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET May 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm Alleluia for New Zealand. The mission of the church is to carry the gospel to all our brothers and sisters particularly those on the margins. Rector Collierville, TN April 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm As our Savior, Jesus Christ was born in unconventional way in a manger, and spread the gospel among common people, so does Dioceses of Wellington chose their Shepard an unconventional person, who knows how to catch fish in modern day and maintain peace in the world. Common people are 99% of population, if they have gospel in mind, there would be peace in the world as God promised. It is true example of inclusion within God’s love. May God bless him with abundant wisdom to lead his sheep! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Simon Winn says: Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR S-Frida Botétémé says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Zealand Anglicans choose unconventional bishop May 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm Don’t worry about a cardboard hat. Christ, the Holy Spirit, and on some days , I will know you are a bishop. Change the church !!!!! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Ecumenical News International — Wellington, New Zealand] A dreadlocked priest who is usually seen in shorts and bare feet is to be the new Anglican bishop in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Justin Duckworth replaces Bishop Tom Brown who recently retired after 14 years.In announcing the appointment on April 29, Archbishop David Moxon pointed to Duckworth’s lifestyle, Christian discipleship and mission, citing more than 20 years of mission to street people and those on the margins. “I am confident that his election will challenge, invigorate and grace the church with a deep sense of the breadth and height and depth of the love of God,” Moxon said.While Duckworth said he feels “humbled, privileged – and terrified,” he believes the Anglican Church has huge potential for change. “I think the Anglican Church is doing amazing stuff, and is a total treasure. But it’s a treasure that needs to be dusted off. God wants his people to go on a journey – and if we have the courage, he’ll be faithful to equip and sustain us,” he said.An Anglican for just six years, Duckworth and his wife Jenny founded Urban Vision in 1996, a housing ministry in which young Christians live alongside street people. In 2008, Urban Vision became an Anglican missionary order.The couple then pioneered Ngatiawa, a lay contemporary monastery which welcomes those who are struggling, seeking prayerful retreat or a missional lifestyle. While colleagues welcomed the somewhat unexpected appointment, Duckworth acknowledged concerns that he doesn’t look like a bishop.“One of the big points of dialogue is ‘how will the mitre fit over my dreadlocks?’” he said. 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Prayers for the Primates’ Meeting October 2017: Fred Hiltz

first_imgPrayers for the Primates’ Meeting October 2017: Fred Hiltz The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offers his prayer for next month’s Oct. 2-6 Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury. Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Primates Meeting 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Lynn Cawthra says: Please pray…Pray that we have patience with one another in continuing conversations about same sex marriage.Pray for perseverance in our commitment to honor the Calls to Action from Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission. These calls revealed the horrible suffering endured by Indigenous People through the Residential Schools System established to enforce a colonialist policy of assimilation.Pray for God’s continuing guidance as we work together in supporting the emergence of a truly Indigenous Church.Pray for our commitment to eradicating the crime of human trafficking.Pray for our Church’s response to the Communion Wide Call to a Season of Intentional Discipleship.Pray for the Primates that at our gathering we have a heart not only for the unity of the Church but for the peace of the world. Pray that we be humbled and graced to be a prophetic voice speaking into the suffering of the poor, the enslaved, and those forced to flee from their homelands. Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Primates Meeting, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls September 23, 2017 at 11:33 am Also pray that both open minds and open hearts, with listening ears and a listening heart prevail!! Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Sep 21, 2017 Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

Anglican, Episcopal leaders call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines…

first_img Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Health & Healthcare 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 Submit a Press Release COVID-19, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Anglican Communion, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican, Episcopal leaders call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Egan MillardPosted Apr 14, 2021 [Episcopal News Service] Anglican Communion leaders discussed the challenges of global access to COVID-19 vaccines and urged churches and governments to work beyond their borders during a virtual panel discussion hosted by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations on April 14.The discussion, moderated by the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church, brought together a diverse group of voices, each with a different perspective on the pandemic and the vaccine rollout: the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and archbishop of Cape Town; the Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada; the Rt. Rev. Michael Beasley, bishop of Hertford in the Church of England; and Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of the Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations.The discussion centered on unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines caused by “vaccine nationalism,” which occurs when wealthier countries hoard vaccines that often have been purchased at lower costs. This presents problems from moral and epidemiological perspectives, panelists said; not only does it worsen existing inequality in health care around the world, but it also threatens to delay global herd immunity and risks the emergence of variants that could evade vaccines.Makgoba contrasted the state of the vaccination campaign in South Africa – which has about 59 million people – with that of the United States and other Western nations.“To date, we are thinking about accessing vaccines one day,” he said. “Only 260,000 medical professionals have been vaccinated. … South Africa is still dreaming about vaccination of its citizens.”Part of the problem, he said, is that wealthier countries like the U.S. have bought up huge amounts of vaccine supplies, and patents prevent companies in other countries from producing vaccines on their own.“The patent laws, the licensing and the hoarding is hitting us hard,” he said.Beasley, who is also an epidemiologist, said the global approach to vaccines has been fundamentally flawed and needs to be more holistic in order to stamp out the coronavirus.“I just don’t think we’ve got our heads around it as a world yet that we have to ensure that every adult across the planet gets access to vaccination,” Beasley said. “Vaccination for everybody is not something we’d like to have or would be preferable or possible. It’s vital.”He noted that while the vaccine rollout in the United Kingdom has so far been swift and successful, as long as there are unvaccinated populations, that progress could be undone by variants.“We’ve heard from the World Health Organization that none of us are safe and protected until we’re all safe and protected,” he said. “Even where populations have been vaccinated, such as they have been in Britain, they will be vulnerable to different variants, springing up in different parts of the world.”Some of the barriers to reaching global vaccination of adults are related to government policies and funding. Blachly said that even though the United States and other Western countries invested massive amounts of money into vaccine development, it is “time to realize that not only is there a moral obligation to look globally … and that the inequity we’re already seeing is unjust, but also that it’s actually not in anyone’s national interest to just vaccinate their own population.”Churches can respond to these problems by calling on their governments to make vaccines more easily accessible to other countries, particularly in the Global South. There are existing international campaigns to increase vaccine access – like the WHO’s COVAX program – but panelists agreed that much more needs to be done. The Episcopal Church, for example, has signed on to a letter encouraging the Biden administration to waive vaccine patents, making it easier for other countries to produce vaccines.Churches can also use their position as sources of trustworthy information to encourage vaccination for those who do have access to it, since vaccine hesitancy is another barrier to reaching global herd immunity. The Episcopal Church has joined the U.S. government’s new COVID-19 Community Corps program to encourage Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines and build confidence in their safety and efficacy, and the Office of Government Relations has developed a toolkit for individuals, congregations and ministries to facilitate and promote COVID-19 vaccination.“We are seeing now how our voices as partners for the common good are still essential and powerful,” said Nicholls, adding that the Canadian government has enlisted the Anglican Church of Canada’s help and advice in encouraging vaccinations – an unusual step for a very secular nation, she said.Nicholls said she was doing her part by getting her vaccine later today, and “now we must engage in ensuring that others have the same [access]. As Christians, it is no less than a mandate of our baptism.”Makgoba challenged the other Anglican Communion member provinces to live up to their status as a family of churches. Families, he said, look out for each other.“There is some degree of anxiety [in] the whole family if one family member is worried about the crumbs that fall from the table that are too small and another family member is really eating loaves and loaves of bread,” he said. “We need to advocate that all of us should get the bread and not the crumbs.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

Police Report: 16-year-old Shooter was 15-year-old Victim’s Boyfriend

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here 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 TAGSApopka Police DepartmentSheeler HillsShooting Previous articleWhy is Easter So Early This Year?Next articleBreaking News Updated: Orange County Sheriff Responds in Force to Shooting on 15th Street Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Updating a previous article from Saturday:The 16-year-old boyfriend of a 15-year-old girl killed Saturday was the shooter in the incident at the Sheeler Hills subdivision, according to reports from the Apopka Police Department (APD), and the Joint Homocide Investigation Team (JHIT).On Saturday at around 12:45 p.m. the APD responded to calls in reference to shots being fired at a residence on the 1000 block of Sheeler Hills Drive. Upon APD’s arrival, they determined that a 16-year-old male had shot a 15-year-old girl based on statements provided by the defendant at the scene. He was later detained and transported to the APD by the uniformed patrol division according to APD reports.In an interview with JHIT, the 16-year-old male stated he was the boyfriend of the victim and they had been dating for approximately 5 years. He stated he was at the residence on the previous day, and spent the night at the residence. The defendant said he knew the gun was fully functional because they had been shooting it that day in the backyard. He said he was lying next to the victim after retrieving the gun from another room, and while under the impression that the gun was unloaded, began pulling the trigger of the firearm while pointing it at her. He said that she told him not to, but he pulled the trigger two times and heard it click two times. On the third trigger pull, the gun shot a live round, hitting the victim. Immediately after the shot was fired, he left the room and placed the gun in the kitchen and returned to the room where the victim was shot. He said she lost consciousness and 9-1-1 was called.The 16-year-old male was charged with 2nd Degree Murder for pointing a fully functional handgun at the victim, pulling the trigger and killing her.NOTE: It is The Apopka Voice’s policy not to name minors involved (neither the victims nor defendants) in violent crimes. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Less than Half of US Dairy Farms Signed up for DMC

first_img By NAFB News Service – Mar 29, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Less than Half of US Dairy Farms Signed up for DMC Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Less than half of U.S. dairy farmers chose to opt into the Dairy Margin Coverage Program that was authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill.At the beginning of this year, the forecast was for an improving dairy economy and the USDA prediction tool that showed either low or no DMC payments this year. However, the rapidly-evolving situation brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak is a reminder about how important safety net programs can be in agriculture.DMC is a voluntary, insurance-style program that makes payments when the national average income-over-feed-cost margin falls below a coverage level selected by each farmer.Coverage is available from $4 a hundredweight to as much as $9.50 per hundredweight. At the time of the 2020 program year signup, the all-milk price was expected to remain well above the levels of the previous four years. Projections had the price as high as $19 a hundredweight during 2020.Like other industries, dairy has been hit by the pandemic. Class 3 and Class 4 milk futures have sharply declined. One bright spot is fluid milk sales. Those numbers have jumped higher as Americans shift food dollars away from restaurants and more into at-home spending on food. Previous articleFarm Machinery Giants Feeling the Pinch of Coronavirus FalloutNext articleState Department to Accelerate H-2A Approvals NAFB News Service Less than Half of US Dairy Farms Signed up for DMC SHARElast_img read more

Police close radio station, detain radio technician in northern DRC

first_imgNews December 10, 2019 Police close radio station, detain radio technician in northern DRC Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Organisation Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of a radio technician who has been held ever since police raided and closed an opposition radio station nearly two weeks ago in Buta, the capital of Bas-Uélé province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The raid on Radio Liberté Buta, which had all the hallmarks of being politically motivated, took place on the evening of 28 November while it was broadcasting a pre-recorded interview in which the provincial assembly’s deputy speaker criticized the provincial government. Failing to find the deputy speaker at the radio station, the police arrested Junior Supa, the technician in charge of the broadcast. They also seized broadcast equipment and placed a seal on the entrance to the radio station the next day. Supa is still being held. According to Journalist in Danger (JED), RSF’s partner organization, a warrant was also issued for the arrest of Radio Liberté Buta manager Jules Kasikila, who has been in hiding ever since. The radio station supports the Congo Liberation Movement (MLC), which is headed by Jean-Pierre Bemba, an opposition leader.“Making this radio station and its technician suffer because of local political rivalry is completely unacceptable,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “This media worker has been detained for nearly two weeks although he did nothing wrong. There are absolutely no grounds for holding him one second longer. He is not a bargaining chip. The authorities must free him at once, restore the confiscated equipment and let the radio station resume operating.”When reached by phone, Bas-Uélé provincial communication and media minister Floribert Inga told RSF he regretted “this technician’s situation” and recognized that the decision to broadcast the interview “was not his responsibility.” But he accused the radio station of often inciting “public order disturbances” and “rousing public opinion against institutions.”When RSF and JED met with Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum on 12 November, he supported the idea of a moratorium on arrests of journalists in connection with their work pending revision of the 1996 press law, under which those who bring lawsuits against journalists can have them arrested.Although a new administration took office in the DRC nearly a year ago, journalists are still often arrested arbitrarily. The victims have included Achiko Ngaya, the editor of the Kinshasa-based Nouvelles du Soir newspaper, who was held for five days in late October.During a visit to Kinshasa from 14 to 18 October, RSF joined JED in meeting with eight deputies and senators in Kinshasa who agreed to participate in a “club of pro-press freedom parliamentarians” to advocate for an urgent reform of the obsolete and draconian legislation currently regulating journalism in the DRC.The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders February 16, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment center_img Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News Help by sharing this information Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News February 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en February 24, 2021 Find out more News House of Justice of Buta. Credits: Radio Okapi last_img read more

Guitarist Adam Levy Joins Los Angeles College of Music as Guitar Department Chair

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 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. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) announces that renowned guitarist, writer and educator Adam Levy has joined the faculty as Guitar Department Chair beginning January 2015.“Adam has mastered the guitar and its versatility,” said Tom Aylesbury, President, LACM. “He brings years of experience performing as a session player and touring band member for top performers like Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Amos Lee, Sex Mob, Ani DiFranco and many others. His books and tapes and videos are considered the best in the business and his teaching has been the gateway to a musical career for many artists. We are thrilled to welcome him as Department Chair and place full confidence in his vision for educating the next generation of guitar players prepared to lead the modern music industry.”Levy has created a remarkable body of music over the past 30 years, and his talents continue to evolve today. He was recruited for Norah Jones’ recording of “Come Away with Me,” her multi-platinum, multi-Grammy debut on Blue Note Records. He remained in Jones’ orbit for several years to come, recording two additional albums and three DVDs, and touring the world as a member of her Handsome Band. He also played on Tracy Chapman’s mid-90s masterpiece New Beginning. Levy’s guitar earns the limelight in the bluesy “Give Me One Reason,” which won Best Rock Song at the 1997 Grammy Awards.“The music industry today is more competitive than ever and in order to get the gig, independent guitarists need to be sharp players, but also have a unique character that sets them apart.” said Levy. “LACM’s new and expanded programs provide their students with a competitive edge, and I am proud to be a part of LACM’s respected faculty.”About Los Angeles College of MusicLos Angeles College of Music (LACM) prepares students to be leaders in today’s competitive music industry and offers Bachelor, Associate and Diploma programs in music performance, production and composition. Located in the heart of the entertainment industry, the faculty is comprised of leading musical professionals with a passion for inspiring the next generation. A destination for education, the college offers a real world playing environment and unique learning opportunities for students and the community with major names in music. It sets itself apart from other prestigious music institutions with a quality curriculum that develops relevant skills and teaches career preparedness within a challenging, but supportive learning environment. (Formerly known as LAMA, The Los Angeles Music Academy.) For more information, call (626) 568-8850 or e-mail [email protected] LACM is located at 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Follow LACM at www.facebook.com/LACMOfficial or on Twitter: @LACMOfficial. www.lacm.edu. center column 2 Guitarist Adam Levy Joins Los Angeles College of Music as Guitar Department Chair From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 11:58 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more