En respuesta a las inundaciones en Texas y a los…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Rector Albany, NY Featured Events 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC En respuesta a las inundaciones en Texas y a los terremotos de Ecuador y Japón 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Posted Apr 28, 2016 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN [La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo] Episcopal Relief & Development (la Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) está apoyando a sus iglesias asociadas en Texas, Ecuador y Japón en su reacción a los desastres ocurridos recientemente. En todos los lugares afectados, iglesias locales están poniéndose en contacto con sus comunidades para evaluar las necesidades y acompañar a la gente que lidia con las secuelas inmediatas de la emergencia. Además de los cuidados pastorales, las iglesias están proporcionando asistencia de vivienda y suministros de emergencia, como alimentos, agua, combustible y otras necesidades específicas de los lugares.En Texas llovió hasta 20 pulgadas entre el 17 y el 18 de abril, en partes del norte y el noroeste del Condado de Harris, afectando la ciudad de Houston y zonas aledañas. El gobernador de Texas, Greg Abbott, declaró un estado de emergencia en Harris y en otros ocho condados en reacción a este evento, en el que 8 personas perdieron la vida, se inundaron más de 1,100 viviendas y hubo daños de más de US$5,000 millones.En esta etapa temprana de la reacción, la Diócesis Episcopal de Texas empleará Equipos de Cuidados Espirituales para evaluar las necesidades e identificar supervivientes vulnerables que se puedan beneficiar de ayuda para solicitar asistencia y pasar por su proceso de recuperación. Apoyados en parte por Episcopal Relief & Development, los equipos podrán brindar cuidados pastorales y tarjetas de regalo para las necesidades inmediatas, así como ofrecer ayuda para el pago de alquileres de viviendas temporales en los casos en que la gente haya sido evacuada de sus hogares y no pueda permanecer en un refugio. Los equipos están organizados por el Ven. Russ Oechsel, archidiácono de Texas y Coordinador Diocesano de Desastres desde hace mucho tiempo.“Desgraciadamente, la Diócesis de Texas tiene mucha experiencia en responder a desastres de esta índole por haber sufrido de todo, desde el huracán Ike en Galveston hasta los incendios en tierras incultas en Bastrop”, dijo Katie Mears, directora del Programa de Desastres en EE UU de Episcopal Relief & Development. “La diócesis aporta tantos dones a esta reacción: un coordinador diocesano experto y sumamente capaz, una red de voluntarios capacitados, una enorme cantidad de conocimientos y relaciones desarrollados en desastres pasados y una robusta red de iglesias y ministerios con excelentes vínculos en la comunidad. Como siempre, apoyamos a nuestros asociados en su trabajo de asistencia y en el proceso de recuperación, y oramos por ellos y por sus familias y por las comunidades en las que trabajan”.En Ecuador, al menos 570 personas perdieron la vida y 155 han sido declaradas desaparecidas tras un terremoto de magnitud 7.8 ocurrido el 16 de abril, centrado cerca del litoral ecuatoriano. La Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos de Ecuador informa que hubo más de 7,000 lesionados y que 25,000 personas están en refugios de emergencia. Entretanto, fuertes réplicas siguen conmocionando el país, obstaculizando los esfuerzos de búsqueda y rescate y prolongando el trauma del desplazamiento y la incertidumbre. Se ha declarado un estado de emergencia en 6 provincias, con acceso a zonas impactadas limitado a causa de la destrucción de carreteras y de otras infraestructuras. El peor daño fue informado en Pedernales, una ciudad costera con 55,000 habitantes que fue declarada “zona de desastre”.Hay una fuerte presencia de la Iglesia Episcopal en comunidades afectadas por los terremotos. Especialmente dos de ellas, San Esteban, en el barrio de Cuba, y San José, en el cercano 15 de Abril, se están movilizando para alcanzar a 300 familias en las zonas más afectadas, con apoyo de Episcopal Relief & Development mediante la Diócesis Litoral de la Iglesia Episcopal de Ecuador (parte de la Provincia IX de la Iglesia Episcopal). Las necesidades más inmediatas son alimentos, agua, ropa y otros artículos, como mosquiteros y suministros de primeros auxilios. Las iglesias también proporcionan cuidados pastorales y coordinan con organizaciones civiles y gubernamentales para facilitar los esfuerzos de ayuda y concientizar sobre las necesidades de sus comunidades.“Estoy sumamente agradecido a nuestras iglesias asociadas en Ecuador, que inmediatamente se movilizaron para evaluar las necesidades en sus comunidades”, dijo Nagulan Nesiah, Funcionario del Programa de Reacción a Desastres y Reducción del Riesgo de Episcopal Relief & Development. “La vulnerabilidad es una experiencia cotidiana para muchos, es por eso que las conexiones a largo plazo y los cuidados de la Iglesia en la comunidad son sumamente valiosos cuando ocurren desastres y algunas personas pueden pasar desapercibidas”.Episcopal Relief & Development también transmitió oraciones y ofreció apoyo a la Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK, la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana de Japón) tras el terremoto de Kumamoto, ocurrido el 16 de abril. Hay 45 muertes confirmadas y las actividades de búsqueda y rescate continúan.Por favor ore por las personas impactadas por estos eventos recientes y por los que están proporcionando la ayuda y asistencia que tan urgentemente se necesita.Hay disponibles encartes para boletines dirigidos a generar toma de conciencia y apoyo a los esfuerzos de ayuda de Episcopal Relief & Development en Ecuador y Texas:Media página inglés (PDF) (JPG)Media página español (PDF) (JPG)Para apoyar las actividades de ayuda de Episcopal Relief & Development en Ecuador y Texas, por favor done al International Disaster Response Fund o al US Disaster Response Fund, respectivamente.Por más de 75 años, Episcopal Relief & Development (La Agencia Episcopal de Alivio y Desarrollo) se ha desempeñado como una compasiva reacción al sufrimiento humano en el mundo. La agencia trabaja con más de 3 millones de personas en cerca de 40 países del mundo entero para combatir la pobreza, el hambre y las enfermedades mediante programas multisectoriales empleando Objetivos de Desarrollo Sustentable como un marco de referencia. Como una organización independiente sin ánimo de lucro de tipo 501(c)(3), trabaja en estrecha colaboración con la Comunión Anglicana y con socios ecuménicos para ayudar a las comunidades a crear estrategias de desarrollo a largo plazo y a reconstruir después de haber sido afectadas por un desastre. Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

A Better Life Basketball finals

first_imgWe would like to congratulate both teams for a well played final game. Lakers jumped ahead with an 18-point lead. They were a hungrier team at least in the first 10 minutes. They were focused on speed ball and OKC could not stop the Lakers for the first ten minutes. The question was how long they could sustain this pace.OKC, with their twin towers, relied on a slower pace so they can feed Danny Liming down low. He then created open threes for his teammates. In winning a championship, you have to stick to your game plan and stay focused. The first team who gets distracted will lose. OKC came back with the slow paced game and won the game. Champion: OKC2nd Place: LakersMVP of the championship game: Danny LimingRegular season MVP: Kevin WalkerWe would like to thank Marist High School and Coach Reggie Quinn for letting us use this gym. To the referees, Christopher Taylor, Frank Bruno and Oscar Amaguan/Chris Ploumitsakos, thank you as well. Thanks to one of our sponsors, ABL Trucking Inc., for donating the trophy and hoodies. Lastly, to all the players who participated, thank you.last_img read more

Sea Star Festival nominated for the best European festival

first_imgThe Sea Star Festival was nominated for the best European festival, and it is also a record eighth nomination for Exit festivals.This year’s Sea Star Festival, with its second edition, along with improved production, delighted both fans of top entertainment and the performers themselves, who enjoyed Umag during May.And the fact that the Croatian member of the EXIT festival family won the nomination for the “festival Oscars” this year speaks for itself. European Festival Awards (EFA) are considered one of the most prestigious awards in the festival industry, and Sea Star has once again been nominated in the category of best festival for up to 40.000 visitors a day.The current holder of the title for the best major European festival, EXIT, previously won the grand prix award for 2013, while Exit’s Sea Dance Festival, which takes place in Montenegro, won the award for the best festival for up to 40.000 visitors in 2014, and this year alone Exit festivals have a total of eight nominations at the upcoming European Festival Awards.This year’s nomination for Sea Star has already repeated the success from last year, when the festival, after its premiere, was nominated in the same category, but also in the category of the best new festival. In addition to Sea Star, two other festivals organized by the EXIT team, Budva’s Sea Dance, Romania’s Revolution, and Georgia’s Echowaves, which is supported by the EXIT team, are competing for the “Best Festival of up to 40.000 visitors a day” award.Echowaves was also nominated for the best new festival, which means that in competition with the Bosnian Festival 84, which, after the first edition of the festival, won three nominations, in the categories for best new festival, best festival up to 10.000 visitors a day, as well as best indoor festival. EXIT, as the winner of the grand prix award, according to the propositions of the competition this year must pause and give a chance to other festivals to win the title, and will participate in EFA in at least two special categories, “Take a Stand” for social activism and “Brand Activation Award” , for the best corporate activation at the festival.Sea Star is fighting for the title with other European festivals such as Sea Dance, Revolution, Echowaves, Balaton, Electric Castle, Melt and others, and with the votes of an expert jury made up of prominent individuals in the music industry, audience voices around the world will decide final placement of this year’s candidates. Voting for the European Festival Awards began on Thursday and will run until November 30, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Groningen, the Netherlands on January 16, 2019.In addition to two consecutive nominations at the European Festival Awards, Sea Star is last year’s winner of the Capra D’Oro Award given by the Istria County Tourist Board for its contribution to the promotion of Istria, as well as the Ambassador Award for Best New Festival in 2017.RELATED NEWS:BLUE LAGOON LONG AGO UNDERSTANDS THAT THE MOTIVE OF ARRIVAL IS NOT ACCOMMODATION, BUT THE CONTENT IN THE DESTINATIONSEA STAR FESTIVAL GENERATES MORE THAN 60 MILLION HRK TOURIST CONSUMPTIONlast_img read more

Boeheim’s Army advances to regional final in 84-74 win over Gael Nation

first_img Published on July 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Eric Devendorf lunged toward Steven Burtt and extended his arm. Positioned in front of the Gael Nation bench late in the third quarter, Devendorf’s fingertips deflected Burtt’s release and sent the ball in the air. For a minute, it appeared that Devendorf had again anchored a Boeheim’s Army defensive stop.But then the guard dropped to his knees. He rolled over, motionless. Devendorf slowly dragged his legs toward his chest. SRC Arena went silent. Hakim Warrick, standing at the other end of the court, turned and stared. So did Arinze Onauku. Burtt’s finger had poked Devendorf’s right eye, causing it to bleed.For much of the first half, Devendorf, the clear-cut leader of the Boeheim’s Army roster, kept his teammates in the game — 3-pointers and floaters gave the offense life along with his constant movement. They needed one more push from him to ensure a victory. By the end of the third, Devendorf jumped in front of head coach Ryan Blackwell and helped coach, motioning the defense closer together. In the fourth, he tacked on four more points, including the game-winner. Behind a stronger shooting percentage and a two-defense arsenal, Boeheim’s Army knocked off Gael Nation, 84-74, at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena. At the forefront was Devendorf, who led the team with 20 points. BA, now one win closer to the nationals in Chicago, plays tomorrow in the regional final against No. 3 seed Brotherly Love.“(Devendorf’s) the lifeline of our team,” Andrew White, who scored 14 points, said. “He gets older each year, but that energy never goes away.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEric Devendorf did a little bit of everything on Saturday, recording 20 points in the win. Courtesy of Raycom SportsLast night, it took a Jordan Crawford free throw to clinch the first-round win over We Are D3, a roster containing just one player — Georgio Milligan — with more than one TBT appearance. Until Crawford and Devendorf heated up in the third quarter, BA struggled to control the pace and lacked consistent looks from the field. D3 cutters criss-crossed through the 2-3 zone and shooters took advantage of the open space behind the 3-point line. A switch to man-to-man defense sparked the turnaround.“D3, they wouldn’t go away,” Blackwell said on Friday night. “They made shot after shot, play after play and they played really hard, especially defensively.”Early on, it looked like Gael Nation was heading down the same path. In its first round win over Team Fancy, the Iona-alumni team constantly pushed the pace — five players scored double digits and two topped 20.After Gael Nation built a quick lead, Devendorf began to will BA back into the game. A floater in the middle fell. A foul-line jump shot dropped in. A jump-ball tie-up on defense stopped the opposition from scoring. Every time Gael Nation seemed poised to build a similar lead to yesterday, Devendorf — the only BA player on the roster who did not play professional ball last season — found a way to convert.“Be aggressive, get to the rim,” Devendorf said on what he put an emphasis on Saturday. “And then we did a great job of exploiting their zone.”Sometimes, it was a pass to an open Onuaku for a dunk. Other times, it was setting up an offensive possession that ended with a John Gillon or White 3-pointer. As the clock neared halftime, BA jumped back into the 2-3 zone and opened up a four-point lead. Boeheim’s Army used both the zone and man-to-man defenses to stifle Gael Nation penetrators like its last game. On one possession, Devendorf knocked the ball off Burtt and out of bounds. He grunted, pumping his arms across his chest.“We get going when he gets going,” Blackwell said of Devendorf. “He’s always been the heart, the engine of this team.”Eight-straight points by White to start the second half quickly added to the lead. But then Devendorf went to block Burtt’s shot and went down. Shooters needed to step up, White said, because Gael Nation was playing well. But with Devendorf down, BA needed typical role players, such as BJ Johnson and Darryl Watkins (who had 13 and 12 points, respectively), to produce.“You have to be versatile, especially in this tournament, just because you never know what that game will call for,” White said. Boeheim’s Army is one win away from making the eight-team final in Chicago. Courtesy of Raycom SportsWith the Elam Ending target score set at 83 and Boeheim’s Army needing one final point to clinch, Warrick took an entry pass and backed his defender toward the block. Devendorf loitered on the far wing with a kick-out option if it broke down. Warrick saw the secondary option and the pair locked eyes. Devendorf shook him off, waving his hand. The initial gameplan was to attack Gael Nation’s lack of size and depth. So Warrick drove, but was fouled. On the ensuing out-of-bounds set, a Warrick pick allowed Devendorf to receive a pass in front of the Boeheim’s Army bench. The guard jumped slightly, released and traced its path. An “easy shot,” Devendorf said after.The fans inside SRC Arena rose to their feet as the ball sunk in, but this time there was no Devendorf fist pump. There was no bicep clenching, no finger pointing, just simple high-fives among teammates. That shot, that set, was Devendorf’s responsibility to make. And it won the game.last_img read more