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Canada: Bishop calls Mississauga Declaration a ‘threat to stay’

first_imgCanada: Bishop calls Mississauga Declaration a ‘threat to stay’ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ethnic Ministries [Anglican Journal] At the May 24-27 meeting of the Council of General Synod (CoGS), National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald sought to clarify “misperceptions and misunderstandings” about the Mississauga Declaration. “We’re not threatening to leave,” MacDonald told members. “It is a threat to stay.“We want to work with all of you,” he added. “We’re at a unique place and time to work with you.”While some opposition was expected to the declaration — in which indigenous Anglicans express a long-standing desire for self-determination — it was still a painful shock to hear it coming from people “we always felt were supportive,” MacDonald told CoGS.The goal of The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), which presented the Mississauga Declaration to CoGS last fall, is “to give spiritual birth to people,” he explained. It’s not about constructing new buildings, but about having “the freedom to go out and pursue these goals.” The Mississauga Declaration states that indigenous Anglicans must “act now to reaffirm our sovereign identity as the people of the Land and to revive, renew and reclaim the ministries in our communities.”The high rates of suicide, poverty, addiction and other “pastoral crisis” issues in indigenous Anglican communities can no longer be ignored, according to the ACIP report presented to CoGS. And while General Synod, in both 2007 and 2010, endorsed a self-determining ministry for indigenous Anglicans, the slow pace of implementation has been an ongoing source of frustration.There is an urgent need for ministry in indigenous communities, where the number of Anglicans is rapidly growing, said MacDonald. “So many people are interested but we have not been able to respond.” The number of indigenous clergy peaked in the 1930s but has been in decline since.While some have seen progress made by government and churches to address historical wrongs, MacDonald said indigenous Anglicans see disposession from their land, language and culture as “worse than it was 100 years ago.” Seeking spiritual authority doesn’t mean demanding jurisdiction, but respect and acknowledgment of indigenous culture, explained MacDonald. “We’re not asking that our elders be put in charge of dioceses but that they receive the same respect for their authority they get in our communities,” he said.Indigenous Anglicans have no desire to over-rule existing church boundaries but would like to see recognition and accommodation to its “mostly natural borders of traditional relationships to their territories,” said ACIP in its report. “We have known, from the beginning that we will need to establish a working relationship with every province, diocese and congregation. We are not claiming authority to act without consultation, we are claiming a vision that will need the cooperation of the whole church and cannot be approached by our present structures alone.”MacDonald sought the support of CoGS to help explain ACIP’s vision. “We need you to help us sell this to others,” he said.Felix Cote-Gaudreau, youth representative from the ecclesiastical province of Ontario, said he could identify with the experience of indigenous Anglicans since francophone Anglicans in his diocese (Quebec) are living the same reality. “We’re not asking to take over the diocese, just moral and spiritual support,” he said.Canon Gene Packwood (diocese of Calgary, province of Rupert’s Land) said there was “something prophetic and valuable” in what he was hearing from ACIP. While it’s hard to do away from the bricks and mortars and other institutional systems, “I think it’s something we have to learn,” he said.Bishop James Cowan, diocese of British Columbia, urged CoGS to ask, “How can we use what is springing up to re-imagine God’s church in this land?”The idea of becoming spiritual communities will be the focus of the Sacred Circle scheduled Aug. 5 to 12 in Pinawa, Man., said MacDonald.— Marites N. Sison is staff writer for the Anglican Journal. 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Congress of sports tourism in Zadar

first_imgIn the premises of the Sports Center Višnjik in Zadar, the 3rd Congress of Sports Tourism will be held from 15 to 17 November 2018.In addition to the Congress and a series of educational lectures, panels are organized on the topics of doping, youth sports, sustainable development of sports tourism, and an accompanying exhibition of Croatian sports. It will be presented as an innovation – a vision for the development of Croatian golf tourism, based on the Action Plan for the development of Croatia’s golf offer.”By involving reputable sports and scientific names in the program, our goal is to animate and encourage tourism professionals to exchange experiences and information, adopt new knowledge from top experts in practice, renew contacts and knowledge that will help those gathered to achieve better business results in the destinations from which they come, through a combination of tourism and sports. The goal is to encourage young people, athletes and students to develop their potential in sports subsequently, both in business and through sports tourism.”Said Sunčana Matić from the LUX promotion agency.The Zadar County Sports Association has recognized the value of involving athletes and sports experts in the development of sports tourism in the futureThe impressive potential of the Zadar County Sports Association – the umbrella body of the sports system in the Zadar County, was described by Secretary General Željko Birkić. He notes that 612 legal entities with a registered membership of approximately 10000 active athletes are registered in the field of sports in the Zadar County, ie with occasional athletes participating in approximately 15000 participants in 57 Olympic and non-Olympic sports and sports.“The goal of the Zadar County Sports Association is to contribute to the development and promotion of sports in the Zadar County, encourage top sports creativity and create conditions for achieving top sports achievements, development of sports activities for children and youth, and sports and recreational activities of citizens and people with disabilities , promoting the educational functions of sport, understanding tolerance and responsibility through playing sports, spreading Olympic ideals and strengthening the Olympic movement. Therefore, support for the realization of the Congress of Sports Tourism is at the same time a wise investment in the positive future of sports and tourism, through the same in the development of the economy and quality promotion of Zadar County, Dalmatia and the whole of Croatia. concluded Birkić.last_img read more

Cayman Islands tourism launches luxury destination weddings publication

first_imgThe Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) has partnered with Cloud Nine Omnimedia (CNO) to launch ‘Cayman Vows’ Magazine. CNO is a U.S.-based media and publishing company and founders of WedLux. The magazine is the first-ever definitive resource for couples and wedding planners. It provides for inspiration and guidance to experience world-class destination weddings and honeymoons in the Cayman Islands.Now availableThe print and digital publication is now available for purchase online and on newsstands across Canada. It will be available at Barnes & Noble locations in the U.S. starting July 11, 2017.The magazine features real wedding testimonials; including the first glimpse into the intimate Grand Cayman nuptials of Grace and Trai Byers, stars of the Fox hit series, “Empire.” There are also high-end fashion shoots, personality spotlights and expert advice on topics from décor and venues to must-do experiences island-wide.Director of Tourism proud of partnership“The Cayman Islands is proud to partner with Cloud Nine Omnimedia to introduce ‘Cayman Vows’ magazine to international travelers across the U.S. and Canada,” said Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism. “It reinforces our position as one of the world’s most sought-after warm-weather destinations for romance. We couldn’t be more excited to share the strength of ‘Cayman Vows’ as a comprehensive romance destination guide with the world.”Under the direction of CNO partners and co-founders, Angela Desveaux and Bruce Patterson, the collaborative effort brings together the biggest names in the wedding planning industry. The magazine offers the Cayman Islands’ own distinguished event professionals and on-island providers to shine a light on the destination’s exceptional wedding and honeymoon offerings.Embodying the versatility, convenience, and memorability of hosting a special event in the Cayman Islands, the distinct glossy publication provides endless inspiration and trusted counsel for those embarking on one of life’s most important journeys: marriage.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho sacked as Chelsea manager

first_imgChelsea have sacked manager Jose Mourinho seven months after he led them to the Premier League title.The 52-year-old Portuguese had been in his second spell at the club, taking charge in June 2013.Chelsea finished eight points clear last season and also won the League Cup, but have endured a terrible start to their defence, losing nine of their 16 league games so far.Mourinho’s final match was Monday’s 2-1 defeat at leaders Leicester City.Pep Guardiola, Guus Hiddink, Brendan Rodgers and Juande Ramos have all been touted as possible successors. He leaves with Chelsea just a point off the relegation zone and 20 points behind Leicester. Champions League qualification via one of the top four spots in the Premier League looks almost impossible.However, the Blues are through to the last 16 of European football’s biggest club competition, where they will face French champions Paris St-Germain in February and March.Mourinho only signed a new four-year contract on 7 August and is Chelsea’s most successful manager.He won three Premier League titles, two of those in his first spell between 2004 and 2007.The Portuguese has also won the FA Cup, in 2007, and the League Cup three times – in 2005, 2007 and 2015.Troubles on and off the pitch It has not only gone wrong in the Premier League for Mourinho, he has also had his issues off the pitch.A 2-2 draw with Swansea on 8 August was overshadowed by a fallout with his medical team, in particular club doctor Eva Carneiro.Carneiro had her role downgraded after Mourinho said his medical staff were “naive” for running onto the pitch to treat attacking midfielder Eden Hazard.She eventually left on 22 September and is now taking legal action against Mourinho and the Blues. Mourinho also received a suspended stadium ban and £50,000 fine for claiming referees were “afraid” to award his team penalties in a 3-1 home loss to Southampton in October.He subsequently had to serve a one-match stadium ban and pay a £40,000 fine for his behaviour during a 2-1 defeat by West Ham, when he spoke to referee Jon Moss at half-time–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Smith set to fight for English title

first_imgMitchell Smith is set to fight for the English title at the Copper Box on 12 April.Harrow Weald’s super-featherweight prospect, 21, became southern area champion at the same venue last year and in February he extended his unbeaten record to 8-0 by beating Mark Evans.He is now poised to face Hartlepool’s Peter Cope, 22 and also unbeaten, for the vacant title.All of Cope’s nine wins have been on points, while Smith’s second-round demolition of Evans was his fourth stoppage victory.My little girl wants a new belt at home! All my hard work WILL pay off on April 12th AND THE NEW— 父Mitchell Smith父 (@MitchellSmith92) March 18, 2014Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Energy Audit Rule Kicks In June 1 For Home Sellers in Austin

first_imgSellers of single-family detached homes that are 10 or more years old and served by Austin Energy will need to have an energy audit of their propertyLots of information changes hands when houses are bought and sold. Sellers disclose information about the houses they sell that might affect the listed property’s value or intended use. Prospective buyers pay building inspectors to evaluate the property’s structural soundness and illuminate existing or potential safety problems.And now one famous city in Texas, Austin, is adding another bit of data that many sellers will have to deliver to prospective homebuyers: an energy audit.Required by a city ordinance scheduled to take effect June 1, the audits are part of an initiative by Austin’s mayor, Will Wynn, to reduce the town’s carbon footprint. A story posted by the Austin American-Statesman notes that the goal of a resolution accompanying the ordinance, which the city council passed in November, is to have 25% of homes sold between June 2009 and June 2010 receive energy efficiency upgrades.The ordinance applies only to homes that are 10 or more years old and are served by Austin Energy, a local utility, although that is a very big chunk of the Austin market. Audits are to be done only by auditors who are certified by the Building Performance Institute, and likely will cost sellers from $200 to $300.Sellers must provide a copy of the report to buyers. The auditors are required to provide a copy of their report to Austin Energy within 30 days.A utility as green advocateCity-owned, Austin Energy has long been leading attempts to shape city policy for the greener good through Austin Energy Green Building, a program that develops energy code proposals and nudges homeowners, builders, and remodelers toward energy efficiency through a combination of ratings services, resources (including a case-study library), contact information, and rebates and loans.As noted in a recent EcoHome magazine story, the program also is the lead-in to what is known as the Zero Energy Capable Homes initiative, which calls for all Austin homes, by 2015, to use 65% less energy than houses built to code in 2006.Austin Energy offers rebates or zero percent loans for energy upgrades. The American-Statesman story points out that in the past five years 23,800 residential customers have made improvements that collectively reduced their energy use by 38 million kWh and saved a total of $3 million on their energy bills, according to the utility. Homes that have had made certain improvements under Austin Energy programs within the past 10 years are exempt from the audit requirement.Resistance to the requirement appears to be vocal but so far largely ineffectual, in part because the ordinance, which is designed to encourage sellers and/or buyers to make energy efficiency improvements, doesn’t require them to actually make the improvements.An amendment is being considered by a conference committee in the state legislature that would strip the ordinance of its power to levy a fine of as much as $500 on sellers who fail to perform an energy audit. But should it pass, the amendment may be more of a political trophy for its proponents than a truly effective counterpunch to the audit requirement, especially because buyers who have come to expect energy audit information will wonder what sellers are trying to hide if the audit info is not provided.last_img read more

‘Mini Jalalon’ continues to impress for the Chiefs in crucial stretch

first_imgLATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Onwubere bids EAC goodbye on a winning note But no matter how superstitious he is, Dela Cruz, of course, washes his clothes first.It looked like Dela Cruz’ lucked rubbed off the Chiefs as they strung four straight wins in their late Final Four run to go up to an even 9-9 slate with the pint-sized playmaker leading the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDela Cruz has stepped up to the plate for Arellano, filling the shoes left by Kent Salado in the last two games, with the lead guard out for the season due to a slight MCL tear on his right knee.Interestingly, dela Cruz is wearing jersey number 16, the same number Salado wore until he changed to 3 this year. But he argued that it’s just pure coincidence, explaining that he devoted his number to his parents’ anniversary. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSuperstitions have always been a huge part of Levi dela Cruz’ game that he continues to wear the same uniform he played well in for his next games.“Whatever I wore when I felt lucky, I won’t stop wearing it. Whatever I used when I was named the best player or whenever I play well, I would continue using it,” said dela Cruz, pointing to his gray jersey after pouring 20 points, five assists, three rebounds, and two steals in Arellano’s 81-64 win over Mapua on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ View comments Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax PLAY LIST 01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Nextcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Coach Jerry Codiñera, however, says that dela Cruz isn’t so much of a Salado, but more of a Jio Jalalon, going as far as giving him a moniker of his own.“He’s like a mini version of Jalalon. The Mini Bus Driver, or the Coaster Driver,” the PBA great said, triggering smiles from the press.Turning serious, Codiñera sees big things ahead for his 22-year-old guard.“For a rookie, he’s outstanding. I think he’s our third best player and I hope he’ll continue. He has a bright future, but he has to mature, his shot selection has to keep improving, and we continue on improving. He has to shoot well, defend well, and he has to direct and lead the team,” he said.Humbled with the comparison, dela Cruz knows that he’s still far from the level of the former Arellano playmaker.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “It’s still far. I’m challenged whenever coach Jerry gives me advice, especially when I commit mistakes. I always listen to him and I try my best to achieve what we’re trying to reach, to correct my miscues so that next game, I can correct those. It’s still a learning process for me and I know that I still have a lot to learn,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

10 months agoToshack warns Juventus of Ramsey expectations

first_imgToshack warns Juventus of Ramsey expectationsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wales coach John Toshack says Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey needs to be careful about his expected move to Juventus.Toshack says Ramsey will have to fight for his place in Juve’s midfield.“He was always a talent, but I don’t know if I’d call him a star yet,” Toshack told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“For the moment he is playing for a big club and very soon he’ll be at a huge club. That says a lot about his quality, even if I haven’t quite figured out what his best position is yet. That is an issue Juve will need to clarify straight away.“I don’t know if Aaron is disciplined enough to play in front of the defence. I am also not sure he scores enough to play close to the strikers.“He might do better in a three-man midfield, where he has the possibility to push forward, or perhaps in a three supporting the centre-forward. In modern football you do need to be versatile and he is a modern player.”Ramsey had also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, but seems to have chosen Juventus.“He has a unique opportunity to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, to grow, to improve, and that’s a lucky break for a lad who hasn’t had much luck,” continued the former Wales manager.“I remember watching TV when he really hurt himself playing against Stoke in 2010. I was stunned. It took him nine months to get back, but the experience helped forge his character. He grew up over time, but now he’s 28 years old and read to explode.“Juventus are doing really well when it comes to free agents and contracts running down, picking up top players for free like Emre Can and Sami Khedira. They’ve already got a great talent like Miralem Pjanic and World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi, so it’s an excellent midfield.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoMatty Longstaff eager to settle new terms with Newcastle

first_imgMatty Longstaff eager to settle new terms with Newcastleby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMatty Longstaff is eager to settle new terms with Newcastle United.The midfielder is inside the final year of his deal and will be free to negotiate with overseas clubs from January.“Yeah, obviously I want to stay at Newcastle but the biggest thing for me is just to carry on playing well and that will take care of itself,” Longstaff told ChronicleLive.Longstaff was originally due to go out on loan to League Two clubs, with Bradford City keen to offer him first team football.But after impressing in pre-season, Steve Bruce decided to keep him at St James’ Park and he now looks set to reprise his midfield partnership with brother Sean at Chelsea as the pair’s meteoric rise continues. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more