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Mission to Seafarers links with German counterparts for northeast England…

first_imgMission to Seafarers links with German counterparts for northeast England mission Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican mission agency Mission to Seafarers is linking up with its German counterparts in a ground-breaking initiative to provide support for the maritime community in the British ports on the River Tees. The Deutsche Seemannsmission – or German Seamen’s Mission, part of the Evangelical Church in Germany – has had chaplains in the Tees and Middlesbrough ports for some time. Now, the two seamen’s chaplains in the area will oversee the seafarer’s mission on both sides of the River Tees.Full article. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Gavin Drake Posted Oct 20, 2016 Rector Collierville, TN 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 Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

 

Oxford grad launches new access initiative

first_imgAn Oxford graduate has set up a non-profit startup aimed at tackling the “structural inequalities” associated with the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.Founded by recent graduate Joe Seddon, Access Oxbridge will connect disadvantaged students seeking to apply to Oxbridge with current or former students at the two universities. The organisation states that it will utilise online communication technology to give disadvantaged students the “resources and soft skills” needed to compete with their more affluent peers.As part of the scheme, Oxbridge ‘mentors’ will deliver live video tutorials offering personal statement advice, admissions test guidance, and mock interviews.Seddon, founder and CEO, studied PPE at Mansfield College, the college with the highest percentage of state school students across both Oxford and Cambridge.Recently, Oxford’s admission statistics have attracted criticism nationwide. Labour MP David Lammy has repeatedly called on Oxford and Cambridge to improve their class and ethnic diversity, accusing Oxford of ‘social apartheid’ last year.As Cherwell reported earlier this year, more students were admitted to Oxford in 2017 from the top twelve independent schools than from all state comprehensives.Explaining why he believes such inequalities to be significant, Seddon told Cherwell: “Oxbridge regularly admits twice as many students from Eton as it does students eligible for free school meals.“Such glaring inequalities increasingly matter in a world in which the financial benefits of education are continuously rising, with Oxbridge graduates expected to earn a £400,000 lifetime premium compared to graduates from other British universities.” Seddon believes that Access Oxbridge offers something that access programmes organised by colleges and the universities do not.He said: “There’s been a lot of good access work done by students from both universities, but much of it so far has concentrated on transforming Oxbridge’s image and dispelling pernicious myths.“This doesn’t go far enough in solving the resource and skills gap between disadvantaged students and their more affluent peers”.Reflecting on his personal experience of the Oxford admissions process, Seddon hopes that his new organisation will give more disadvantaged students the knowledge and ability to complete a successful application.“As a ‘disadvantaged student’ myself who attended the UNIQ summer school in 2014, I remember the distinct lack of confidence I had about my chances of gaining a place at Oxford.“I did not know anyone who could help me prepare for a university admissions test, and I was wholly reliant on an overburdened History teacher at my state sixth form to introduce me to the format of an Oxford interview.”Access Oxbridge are now campaigning to convince current and former Oxbridge students to commit to mentor a disadvantaged student for an hour each week.Within 24 hours of launching, over 100 Oxbridge students had signed up to be mentors. This number has grown since to over 200, and so far over 20 disadvantaged students have been connected to Oxbridge mentors.Access Oxbridge hopes to connect 200 students to mentors by the end of October.The scheme has received a positive reception among students from both universities targeted. Cambridge SU President, Evie Aspinall, said: “This sounds like a really great project.”Laura Worman, a former Geography student who graduated from Oxford this year, is one of those who have signed up to be a mentor. She said: “This is such an incredible initiative. It’s great to finally be given the chance to connect directly with the disadvantaged students which Oxbridge has been previously failing to admit.“As someone who went to a state comprehensive with little Oxbridge success, I’m really keen to break the stigma that Oxbridge isn’t for everyone and use my own experience to help disadvantage students realise their full potential.”last_img read more

 

Health disparities between blacks and whites run deep

first_imgBeing a person of color in America is bad for your health. That’s the theme of a new op-ed written by David Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Writing in U.S. News and World Report, Williams and Lavizzo-Mourey say that acknowledging the links between racism and poor health will be critical to closing the health equity gap.In the U.S., health disparities between blacks and whites run deep. For example, blacks have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease than other groups, and black children have a 500% higher death rate from asthma compared with white children. Williams and Lavizzio-Moruey write that geography plays a large role in all of this because, “where we live determines opportunities to access high-quality education, employment, housing, fresh foods or outdoor space — all contributors to our health.”The authors write that some cities have been successful in reducing health inequities. In Philadelphia, a focus on prioritizing physical activity in schools and improving access to fresh foods has helped childhood obesity rates fall by 6.3% in the last seven years, with the biggest drops among black and Asian children.According to Williams and Lavizzo-Mourey there is no single solution to the societal racism and poverty that contribute to poor health, but they write that, we now know enough to improve the situation. Read Full Storylast_img read more

 

Willow Point thanks quick action, good luck for no coronavirus cases

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG)– While many nursing homes in our area have become coronavirus hotspots, some have yet to see any cases. The Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Binghamton has not reported any cases of the virus so far. Staff told 12 News preparations began in February in case of a local outbreak, and were spurred on by the first cases to hit the area. “You have a lot of people who are very ill, medically compromised, sharing space together, and every nursing home tries to create that home-like environment, so we’re sitting down, trying to have meals together, you’re doing activities,” the nursing home’s administrator, Ryan LaClair, said Thursday. Laclair says if the nursing home were to have a positive case, they’ve created a negative pressure room in the facility that would be used to treat the patient.center_img Pointing to the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington as an example of how dangerous the virus can be for a nursing home, staff say it underlined the serious need for being prepared. He says a lot of those activities, such as group dining, fitness programming and other recreational activities, have had to be put on pause.last_img read more

 

Rolling Out Ribbons For Cancer Awareness

first_imgRoll Out the Ribbon’s Phil Villapiano greets Monmouth Medical Center’s Dr. Pardes at McLoone’s Pier House Thursday Sept 12, 2013.Tim McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch donated an upstairs banquet room, buffet and free drinks to guests attending Monmouth Medical Center’s Roll Out the Ribbons Cancer Awareness event Thursday, Sept 12. Did we catch you at this happy hour for a serious cause rocking to the music of rock/blues cover band VyntEdge?last_img

 

Saints’ sniper earns player of week honour

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsSelkirk College forward Travis Herlein continues to be a force on the Saints, and for his scoring attributes, has now been recognized by the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League as Player of the Week.The former Golden Rocket sniper led the Saints offensive four goals during a recent road trip through the Thompson/Okanagan.
Herlein, 21, scored twice during Selkirk’s 8-5 loss to Thompson Rivers University WolfPack.The next night Herlein netted another pair, including goal number three that brought the Saints to within a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Okanagan Coyotes.Herlein now leads the Saints in scoring with six goals for eight points in 10 games.Herlein finished the 2009-10 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season with 23 goals and 20 assists.The Saints are idle until November 27th when the team travels to the Lower Mainland to face Trinity Western and the University of the Fraser Valley.  [email protected]last_img read more

 

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Bantam House 2

first_imgNelson 2 Bantam House squad played well but lost all three games at the West Kootenay Championship Tournament this past weekend in the Heritage City. However, there’s more to Mallard’s Team of the Week selections than wins and losses. Integrity and sportsmanship matters a lot when selections are made, and Nelson 2 had it all and more.So staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute Bantams with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Glenn Sutherland, trainer Dan Szabo, Will Tucker, Spencer Szabo, Jacob Timmermanns, Austin Meehan, Cole Sutherland and coach Bryan Carmichael. Front, Cosmo Rich, Justin Willness, Austin Kobayashi, Danny Marsden and Jason Carmichael.last_img read more

 

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant is back with Raiders

first_imgSources to me and @RapSheet: WR Martavis Bryant is back at #Raiders’ facility today, talking with the team about a possible return to Oakland. Still nothing official on a suspension for Bryant, so he’s … For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Martavis Bryant, the wide receiver acquired for a third-round draft pick and released at the cutdown to 53 players, returned to the Raiders Tuesday, with sources confirming reports that originated with the NFL Network.last_img read more

 

South Africa’s female vloggers give the inside scoop

first_img31 August 2016Sharing experiences that relate to your audience is one of the key thingsseveral of South Africa’s most popular female vloggers have learned on theirjourney towards internet fame and increasing followers online.In celebrating Women’s Month, we talk to a few of them.Pap CultureFriends Thembe Mahlaba, Bongeka Masango and Nwabisa Mda live and work inCape Town. Masango and Mahlaba are originally from Durban and Mda hails fromJohannesburg. The three young women say they had similar interests and decidedto discuss issues relating to them via YouTube.The name of their collective was born when Mahlaba mistakenly said “papculture” instead of “popular culture” when they were talking about possible themesand names. They laughed about it, paused and realised the name fitted. “Of coursewe know that pap, the mealie meal, is something synonymous with South Africans,”they explain.These young women have covered topics such as blessers, township tourismand Project Find a Bae.Watch Pap Culture’s taxi experiences in Cape Town:Masango told the online magazine 10and5 that they were surprised by how well they had been received by their audience. “We are surprised at how excited people are to watch our content and also how engaging people are.”Mahlaba added: “The thing we always say is: ‘Guys we had this conversationamongst ourselves, obviously we are extending it to you. Without coming out corny,we want to be your friends.’”The women of Pap Culture say their favourite female vloggers include beautyand lifestyle vlogger Cynthia Gwebu, comedian Anne Hirsch, television presenterand comedian Farieda Metsileng, and the web series Foxy Five, the story of five women and sisterhood.Watch Pap Culture host television personality Khanyi Mbau on their show:Anne HirschAnne Hirsch was one of the guests featured on Pap Culture’s Ride Along vlog.On her (s)talk series, The Anne Hirsch Show local celebrities are invited to visit Hirsch.Apart from the opportunity to hug these celebrities, Hirsch gets them to takepart in an activity. For instance, radio DJ Anele Mdoda was asked to go through herphone contacts to call the most famous person on there.After numerous calls to local celebrities, Olympic medallist and well-knownswimmer Cameron van der Burgh answered his phone.Watch Mdoda and Hirsch discuss local celebrities – and then try to phonethem:Hirch and her team started the show in 2013. “It’s not really ‘vlogging’, as Ithink that’s more like a video diary, although I suppose The Anne HirschShow is a diary of my celebrity stalking in a way.“It’s been such an amazing ride with my team so far. We’ve done some crazythings and we’re looking forward to taking the show further.”She is happy they have the freedom to do what they like with it. “Sometimesthis counts against us of course, but there’s something wonderful about makingcontent, putting it out there and then people actually watching it,” she says.“And of course [I enjoy] smelling celebrities, lots of smelling of celebrities.”Hirsch says she learned that you could put anything online. “People will kind oflike it as long as you make a fool of yourself.”Her favourite female vloggers are the team of Pap Culture.Watch Hirsch with comedian Marc Lottering on her show:Nadia JafthaNadia Jaftha started off as a fashion vlogger. She told radio station Cape Talk that she was showing more videos of her interacting with her family, especially her mother, though. “When I started doing funny videos, more people started messaging and following me. Thisis because I became more relatable.”Watch Jaftha and her mother doing their make-up without using amirror:She started pranking her mother – first by acting as if she was smoking in frontof her mother,who threw margarine at her. Jaftha’s audience thought this washilarious. “My mother has always been against me smoking. When I smoked in frontof her, she was ready to literally kill me,” Jaftha laughed.“She got even more upset when she found out she wasn’t in on it.”She was the only one – the whole of Jaftha’s household knew about the prankbeforehand. Her audience loved seeing her mother upset, she says.Watch Jaftha and her mother going to the gym:Suzelle DIYSuzelle DIY recently celebrated their 100 000th subscriber by teaching viewers “How to make a piñata”. Suzelle became an internet sensation through her do it yourself videos on YouTube. On her shows, she motivates her viewers to be creative, “because anybody can [do it yourself]” as she says.Watch Suzelle show youhow to make a piñata for a party:In another video, Suzelle shows her viewers “How to dolly your trolley”. Shetells them to be eco-friendly – for example by taking their own basket to thesupermarket for their groceries. “You don’t have to use any packets, because thebasket can go straight into your car,” she says.Another popular video is Suzelle showing her audience how to make a braaipie. She has even had Tim Noakes on her show to help show viewers how to makepizza out of cauliflower.Her greatest tool was not something you would find in a tool box because itwas her creativity, she told Media Club South Africa. “Sometimes when you don’thave the tool, you need to get creative,” she explained.Suzelle has also recently helped a friend and freelance game park ranger, RynoErasmus, launch his YouTube show, Ryno in the Bush.Watch Suzelle show you how to make a cinderblock bench:Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

 

Ellie Goulding marries fiance Caspar Jopling

first_imgLondon: Singer Ellie Goulding has tied the knot with fiance Caspar Jopling in a lavish wedding ceremony. Goulding, 32, and Jopling, 27, got married at the gothic York Minster Cathedral in Yorkshire, England, reported BBC. Among the guests who attended the ceremony were celebrities like Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, James Blunt, Sienna Miller, Jo Wicks, and comedian Jimmy Carr. Goulding wore a white custom Chloe gown. She pulled up in a flower-adorned blue Volkswagen minivan to cheers with her long veil over her face. The singer started dating Jopling, the New York-based art dealer, in April, 2017.last_img read more