As election nears, Episcopal Church groups offer resources

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img October 3, 2016 at 8:45 pm WHAT “destruction of traditional values by the Episcopal Church”? All they say is that we have an obligation to vote. What about that is against our traditional values? They also said that, whatever the outcome of the election, we should behave like Christians. Did you plan to do something other than that? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ October 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm In other words, vote for Hillary. The Episcopal Church welcomes you…only if you’re a wealthy, elitist liberal. Rector Albany, NY October 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm I grew up in a time and place where “Jim Crow” was the tradition and considered a good custom. At the same time females couldn’t serve as acolytes, couldn’t serve on the vestry, and couldn’t be ordained as priests. My great, great, grandfather who was a Presbyterian minister, went along with the tradition of slavery. The tradition in the very early church was that a Gentile would have to become a Jew before he could become a Christian. Of course this list of rejected traditions and customs could go on, but you get the point. As Tennyson put it, “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, lest one good custom should corrupt the world.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (10) 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 Submit an Event Listing Douglas M. Carpenter says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Mary Ann Fraley says: 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 Richard McClellan says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Donald Trump, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release October 13, 2016 at 6:23 pm I’ll pray for you Mr. Richard McClellan. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 October 14, 2016 at 5:34 am I take exception with the PB’s assertion that I h have a Christian obligation to vote and participate in government. I have a legal right to vote and participate in government and that implies a legal right not to. I don’t think it is any of the PB’s business how I decide. A very strong case can be made that a Christian should avoid political involvement. Canon Alonzo Pruitt says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Vicki Storberg says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ (The Rev.) Michelle Boomgaard says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Election 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 October 4, 2016 at 11:27 am Sometimes, when I hear people speak dismissively of “political correctness,” I feel that what is meant is “we want to say whatever we want.” The Episcopal Church holds fast to the values we have always had, the ones Jesus taught. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. When we say things that hurt others, we may be speaking freely, but we are not speaking as Christ would have us speak. When we pray for others who disagree with us, we are obeying Jesus’s command to love our enemies, and we may even finding our hearts moved towards compassion for them. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA October 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm I’m very concerned about the destruction of traditional values by the Episcopal Church. The “Political Correctness” approach seems to be the guiding light. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Catherine Cheek says: Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 5, 2016 at 3:58 pm The Episcopal Church hasn’t lost anymore traditional values than any other denominations. I have heard this many times before. It all goes back to our inclusiveness. We are supposed to practice the teachings of Jesus. We are taught to look at each person as a Child Of God. Just because we don’t dwell on sin, Hell, and damnation, it doesn’t mean we don’t have traditional values. Jesus teaches love, acceptance, and peace, and is what the Episcopal Church focuses.I challenge you to attend an Episcopal worship service. See for yourself, and have some conversations with our clergy. You will find that your statement is untrue. God’s peace and blessings be with you.🕆 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By ENS staffPosted Oct 3, 2016 Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA As election nears, Episcopal Church groups offer resources Richard McClellan says: [Episcopal News Service] There are a number of Episcopal Church-related resources available to help United States voters prepare over the next 40 days for the Nov. 8 general election.3:07 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on voting“Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in late August. “And that is a Christian obligation. Indeed, we who follow in the way of Jesus of Nazareth are summoned to participate actively as reflections of our faith in the civil process.”The video is closed-captioned and is subtitled in Spanish. The text of the presiding bishop’s message in English and Spanish can be found here at the end of the story.Election Engagement ToolkitThe Episcopal Public Policy Network’s Election Engagement Toolkit is an introduction for congregations that are eager to participate in the electoral process “faithfully, responsibly and legally.” The toolkit anchors such engagement in the Baptismal Covenant’s promise to “strive for justice and peace and respect the dignity of every human being.”It suggests that particularly appropriate activities are conversations on public policy issues, candidate forums, voter registration and issue education campaigns, engagement with young adults who are eligible to vote for the first time, Get Out The Vote campaigns and advocacy for voting rights legislation.The network’s #EpiscopaliansVote page includes a calendar of election-related dates, an election-related litany and other prayers, an interactive U.S. map with information about elections in each state, sample tweets about voting and other resources.EPPN also invites church members to sign the Episcopal Voter Pledge, noting that the Episcopal Church considers voting an act of Christian stewardship.A Season of Prayer for an ElectionFor the 30 days leading up to the election, Forward Movement is calling Episcopalians and all others to join in a time of prayer.“This election season has been among the most contentious in recent memory,” the Rev. Scott Gunn, Forward Movement executive director, said in a letter announcing the Oct. 9-Nov. 9 prayer cycle. “I’ve heard people say, again and again, ‘I’m not sure what to do.’ For Christians, there is always one thing we can do, every one of us. We can pray.”The Season of Prayer includes weekly PDFs with prayers for each day. The entire cycle can is available for download in a single PDF. Except for the final prayer, all prayers come from The Book of Common Prayer. The final prayer for Nov. 9, titled “Pray to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ today, no matter the election results,” is printed in each issue of Forward Day by Day under the title “For Today.”The downloads, one in English and another in Spanish, are here.Forward Movement will also post each daily prayer to its Facebook and Twitter feeds, and in Spanish on Adelante día a día.Faith, Politics and the Golden RuleLos Angeles Times writer Mark Oppenheimer, other panelists and participants in the annual Lansing Lee Conference Oct. 16-18 at Kanuga Camp and Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, will explore the idea of transformational leadership and the question: “How can the country go from a place of partisanship to engagement?” Joining Oppenheimer will be human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar and assistant editor at The Washington Post Elizabeth Bruenig. Further details are here.Bridging the Political DivideChurchNext offers online course Bridging the Political Divide with Parker Palmer for a $10 fee. It comes in two formats: individuals and groups.The course description says “many observers note that the political rancor and rhetoric has reached all-time highs, injecting unprecedented fear, division, and unease into our culture.” Palmer, the description says, “believes our current political climate provides a rare opportunity to think more deeply about who we are as people and a nation.” The course asks how people of faith ought to respond and how they can “remain calm and centered amidst our difference and tension, taking our roles as peacemakers and even prophets, seriously.”Palmer offers four video presentations, including downloadable discussion questions for groups and “The Takeaway” for personal study.A call to ‘intense prayer’The three Episcopal bishops who serve in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  issued a joint statement Oct. 5 in which they call for all Episcopalians to join a 48-hour prayer vigil prior to Election Day.  The statement and details are here. The Rev. Bob Thwing says: Kenneth Knapp says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET October 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm Only by someone who doesn’t know Jesus…… Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Faith & Politics October 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm I apologize for that hateful comment I posted October 5. I suffer from major depression and deal with it on a daily basis. I offer no excuses but a hundred apologies. I am truly sorry.last_img read more


Pasadena Unified Celebrates Earth Day By Announcing Major Savings in Energy Consumption

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment 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. Community News Education Pasadena Unified Celebrates Earth Day By Announcing Major Savings in Energy Consumption From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 1:37 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  In commemoration of Earth Day, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced Tuesday that the district has achieved more than $2.5 million in savings through a 19% reduction in energy use over three years. The reduction in energy consumption by 77,600 MMBTU’s translates into the equivalent of 4,800 tons of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, 1,000 passenger cars removed from the road or 122,870 trees planted.“I am pleased with the collective effort by PUSD faculty, staff and students to reduce the energy consumption by the district,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. “The entire PUSD family should have a strong sense of satisfaction at having done his or her part to control energy use.”Former PUSD high school teacher Chris Anderson has led the district’s energy conservation program. He regularly visits all PUSD campuses and facilities to conduct energy audits to ensure that energy is used only as necessary while still preserving the comfort of students and staff. He receives training from engineers and experts, who assist the district in ensuring that all energy-using systems throughout the district are operating as they should, and only when they should. Anderson works with PUSD staff to make systematic changes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; scheduling adjustments; review utility bills and rate structures, and ensures that students and staff are comfortable during class time, but that energy isn’t wasted.“It’s important for all of us to save energy,” said Anderson. “By reducing our consumption, we save money and reduce our carbon footprint. While the program has started strong, we still have more to do.”The cost of utilities is the second largest budget line-item for Pasadena USD, and the prices for electricity, natural gas, and water have steadily increased over the past few years. To combat these rising energy and utility costs, the district implemented a comprehensive organizational-behavior based energy conservation program throughout all its buildings and campuses. The conservation program has saved taxpayer dollars, saved jobs and preserved important programs while saving vital natural resources. Pasadena USD’s energy conservation program is projected to save $11.2 million through the first ten years of its energy conservation program.PUSD’s green efforts go beyond conserving energy. Among the efforts led by students and staff include a solar project and composting at Don Benito, beautiful gardens at Jackson, Cleveland, Field and Longfellow, student organized recycling at Hamilton, organic soap making and an Earth Day festival at Sierra Madre, a new recycling program at Washington, a green team at Altadena and many others. Many of these projects have been inspired by the district’s Green Living curriculum and Green Living teacher Erin Musick.PUSD’s green living projects will be on display May 3 at the Pasadena Water and Power Earth and Arts Festival. The community is encouraged to visit PUSD’s green living booth along with a booth for Muir High School (home of an environmental science academy and Muir Ranch) and the district’s new magnet schools.For more information, visit http://pusd.us/. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


House Invites IG over Killing of 3SC Player, Others

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first_imgThe Bayelsa Police Command and the Joint Task Force, are being accused of the extra judicial murder of three other persons: 17 year-old Innocent Kokorifa, five year-old Godgift Oduku, and 30 year-old Inyan.The House at plenary wednesday resolved to investigate the circumstances of the killings which occurred in Okarki Community, a border town between Rivers State and Bayelsa State a fortnight ago.The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Hon. Diri Douye (Bayelsa PDP).Douye noted that if the trend of extra judicial killings by security agencies is left unchecked, it may lead to a breakdown of law and order, in a situation where citizens would be forced to defend themselves from attacks from the very police who have been paid by taxpayers to protect them.“While it is the duty of the police to maintain civil law in our society, it is expected that such function is to be carried out with utmost care and respect for human life,” the lawmaker said.Contributing to the motion, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai (Delta PDP) said the parliament must rise against issues of extra judicial murder of citizens by security agencies.“The State is supposed to protect the citizens, not murder them,” Ossai noted.Earlier, youths of Ijaw descent under the Ijaw Youth Council, (IYC) had demanded that the military officers that killed Joseph Izu and other youths from the Okarki community must be fished out and made to face the law for the extra-judicial actions.“We also demand that the military officers who carried out this extra-judicial murder be brought to justice. President Buhari and his government’s claim to the rule of law is on trial”, the IYC noted.The IYC, headquartered in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, further accused the Federal Government of treating the indigenes of the Niger Delta like animals and people of little importance.Spokesman of IYC, Eric Omare, insisted that the duo of Izu and Oko Osuekina were shot at very close range.The umbrella body for Nigerian professional footballers, NANPF had similarly demanded that perpetrators of the killings be brought to face justice. NANPF has promised to launch a nationwide protest on the killing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Damilola Oyedele in AbujaThe House of Representatives has invited the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over the alleged extra-judicial killing of Mr. Izu Joseph, a footballer with Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, in Bayelsa State.last_img read more


Plenty of potential in going off the beaten track under new council project

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgLocal communities and business are being urged to get in touch with the new Donegal County Council led Trail Gazers Bid project which is set to help communities maximise the potential from the growing trend in walking and hiking trails.Loretta McNicholas, Project Manager with Donegal County Council believes that this project provides exciting opportunities for local and regional stakeholders including citizens, community groups, small businesses, tourism providers, schools, environmental agencies and public authorities to come together to collaborate on how to maximise the potential of walking trails in rural areas.“The last number of years has seen a growth in experiential travel, with people preferring to spend their holidays seeking out more meaningful and personal experiences in beautiful locations that are often perceived as ‘off the beaten track’ rather than in conventional or popular holiday destinations” says Loretta. “Travel is now more about appreciating the way of life these hidden gems can offer; learning about local history, cultural and natural landscapes and embarking on voyages of self-discovery that will stay with the person long after the holiday has finished”.She adds “research also indicates that local people are also using these amenities to enhance their physical and mental wellbeing, meet up with their friends and simply to enjoy all that outdoor life can offer”.Loretta McNichols believes that the growth in walking and recreational activity has huge potential to generate income for rural areas, helping to create more jobs in the hospitality and leisure sectors, whilst also enhancing the attractiveness of these regions as places to live, work and thrive.The new Trial Gazers projects will examine the contribution that investment in walks and recreational infrastructure makes to the local economy and develop new and innovative ways to encourage visitors off the paths and into the surrounding local and rural communities to immerse themselves in new cultural, culinary and life experiences. Loretta explains that “this is a new EU Interreg funded Atlantic Area Project with 10 partners from different regions in Ireland, the UK, Spain, Portugal and France and all are passionate about examining how the right type of investment in walks and recreational trail can grow small rural communities, increase the number of visitors and future proof destination management places to protect the area’s natural and cultural assets”.“We are keen to hear from local communities, businesses and any interested parties on how we can work together to introduce new initiatives that will encourage visitors off the trails to explore what the wider hinterland has to offer such as cafes, craft shops, artisan foods, hotels, pubs and historical places of interest and create new virtual tourism initiatives that will showcase all that the regions natural and cultural assets to wider audiences.  We also want to look at introducing sustainable destination management plans that will protect the very assets that visitors come to see.”If interested in finding out more about this project or how to become involved please contact Loretta Mc Nicholas, Trail Gazers Bid at [email protected] or call 074 91 72569.This project is co-financed under Priority 4 ‘Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets’; Programme Objective 4.2 ‘Enhancing natural and cultural assets to stimulate economic development ‘of the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme through the European Regional Development Fund.Plenty of potential in going off the beaten track under new council project was last modified: July 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Trail Gazerslast_img read more


What South Africa can learn from Piketty about addressing inequality

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgEconomist Thomas Piketty has done major historical and theoretical work on the interplay between economic development and the distribution of income and wealth. (Image: Universitat Pompeu Fabra) • Thomas Piketty to deliver Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture• Four key issues on the agenda for WEF Davos 2015 • A plan to move South Africa forward • The National Development Plan: a vision for 2030• Social grants reach almost one-third of South AfricansImraan Valodia, Dean of Commerce, Law and Management, University of the WitwatersrandThomas Piketty’s visit to South Africa provides an opportunity to think creatively about what is driving inequality in the country and what appropriate measures might be to address the problem. South Africa has unacceptably high levels of inequality, and is routinely described as among the most unequal in the world.Piketty will be delivering the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 3 October. His magisterial and masterful study of inequality is published in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The book, built on many years of careful research, quickly became a bestseller and he has achieved the status of something of a “rock star” in the economics profession. Some have gone as far as to hail him a modern Karl Marx.Piketty had been thinking about the extreme high levels of inequality in South Africa. He begins his first chapter using the example of the tragic events at Marikana in 2012. The point he illustrates is that what share of output should go to wages and what share to the owners of capital has been at the heart of distributional conflicts in capitalist systems.Beware of economic determinismPiketty’s book has two central messages. First, that we should be cautious of economic determinism in debates about inequalities in the distribution of income and wealth. He argues that, rather than just economic factors, it is political factors that have driven patterns of inequality.The reduction in inequality in much of the developed countries in the interwar and immediately post-Second World War period was the result of deeply political forces and choices. Similarly, the rising levels of inequality after the 1980s is driven by political shifts, especially with regard to taxation and finance.Second, and more important for South Africa’s purposes, Piketty cautions that left to its own devices, the economy is likely to generate forces driving toward inegalitarian and highly destabilising outcomes. His research shows that there are no natural conditions pushing the economy away from the normal pattern where the returns to invested capital tend to be higher than the rate of economic growth. This increases levels of inequality.Only two factors – a rapid burst in economic growth and government intervention – can be relied on to shift the economy away from this “normal” pattern of development.Government, the labour market and politicsSo, what does this all mean for South Africa? There is a lot that one can say about the relevance of Piketty’s work for the country. Let me venture three thoughts.First is the importance of government as a counterforce to the normal pattern of economic development in inequality. In the South African debate, at least outside the academic world, there has not been sufficient acknowledgement of the importance of government’s role. For all its weaknesses, it has played a pivotal part in redistributing income and stabilising South African society.One estimate shows that South Africa’s Gini coefficient, which measures levels of inequality for income before social transfers, is 0.69. For income after social transfers it is 0.52 and for income after taxation it is 0.47. A figure of 0 is considered perfect levels of equality and 1 perfect inequality. The democratic government introduced a massive social grant system which now distributes R155-billion to 16-million South Africans. Can you imagine what South African society would have looked like without government intervention?Second, the largest contributor to inequality in South Africa is incomes in the labour market. One estimate shows that labour market incomes contribute 88% of the overall Gini coefficient in South Africa.There are of course two dimensions to this – the high levels of unemployment in South Africa and the high levels of wage inequality among the employed. Clearly, the labour market should be the focus of any strategy to address inequality in South Africa.Third, and related, the debate on inequality in South Africa has focused almost exclusively on economic considerations – what Piketty calls economic determinism. We need to think a lot more about the political forces shaping the current patterns of inequality in South Africa and what political configurations are needed to ensure that the economy shifts along a path that generates more employment and income opportunities for a wider spectrum of our society.In other words, the question the country needs to answer is: What political forces are needed to generate more equality in the opportunities available to South Africans?Imraan Valodia is the Dean of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more


Everton is no ‘retirement home,’ says Rooney

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgMOST READ The 31-year-old believes he can bring back success to a club who have not lifted a trophy since winning the FA Cup in 1995.The former England captain is of the view that he can continue to enjoy success back at his first club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m not coming into a retirement home,” said Rooney at his unveiling to the press on Monday.“I want to play, win and be successful. I feel good. I’m not fit at the moment but that will build up in the next few weeks. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Manager Ronald Koeman does not expect Rooney to shoulder the burden of replacing the 25 goals that Lukaku scored in the league last season –- but says his team have to find a way to replace those goals.“We had a great striker like Romelu scoring 25 goals last season, but we needed more players with more productivity,” said Koeman.“It’s what we need to improve. I’d rather have several players scoring 10 goals. Wayne can bring that to the team.“The experience of Wayne is really important to bring over to the rest of the players.“He is an example for the younger players. I think we have missed a player like Wayne to have that experience in the team.“So far we are doing good business and you will see in the next weeks, maybe we will do more.”Rooney may be happy to have returned to the club he supported as a boy but his family too are ecstatic. “My eldest lad was the happiest ever, I think, and also my Dad who’s Evertonian,” said Rooney.“He’s gone off to watch me for the last 13 years at Manchester and now he’ll have a five-minute drive to watch me play again so I think he’s really happy.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m excited. I think it’s the right time and I’m ready for it.”Rooney admitted in May he had become frustrated by a lack of game time at Old Trafford, where he made just 15 Premier League starts last season.Rooney hopes he can get more regular games at Goodison Park to secure a place in England’s World Cup squad next summer.The striker has lost both his place and the captaincy since Gareth Southgate took charge, and knows he faces a battle to get back into the side.However, he suggested he can only start to think about his country if he is playing well for his club.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Everton’s new signing, English striker Wayne Rooney poses for a photograph with his club shirt after giving a press conference at Goodison Park in Liverpool on July 10, 2017, following his move to Everton from Manchester United.Rooney, whose move comes after United announced they had agreed terms with Everton over buying striker Romelu Lukaku, will hope the switch revives his international career. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLISEngland’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney insists Everton is ‘not a retirement home’ after making an emotional return to Goodison Park.Rooney rejoined his boyhood club on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United where he was also the record goalscorer having broken another United icon Bobby Charlton’s mark last season.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m focused on Everton, playing well for Everton,” said Rooney, who appeared at his first major finals for England at Euro 2004 and scored four goals. “If I do that Gareth Southgate will have a decision to make, whether he puts me back in the squad or not.“Hopefully my performances are good enough for Everton and he won’t be able to ignore me if they are.”‘A special moment’Rooney was a nine-year-old spectator at Wembley the last time they won a trophy, beating Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup final.The club have waited more than two decades for a follow-up, and Rooney believes it is time to end that wait.“You play football to try to win trophies and that’s what we want to do,” said Rooney.“We want to be successful and we know the right man to lead us to it. It’ll be incredible to win something with Everton.“I was at the FA Cup final in 1995 when we won that and to win a trophy with Everton would be a special moment.”Rooney faces the challenge of settling into a squad which is losing last season’s leading scorer Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in a £75m deal.center_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cavs sign free agent guard Jose Calderon El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View commentslast_img read more


Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 8000 ODI runs

Posted On Nov 19 2019 by

first_imgIndian skipper Virat Kohli has reached another landmark in his cricketing career, by scoring the fastest 8000 ODI runs.Indian Captain beat South Africa’s AB de Villiers’ record, who had taken 182 innings to reach the landmark in the fifty-over format.More about Kohli’s feat:It took him only 175 innings to get to the 8,000 ODI runs, after his unbeaten knock of 96 off 78 deliveries during India’s win over Bangladesh in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017The 28-year old became the fastest and the second youngest batsman to achieve the milestone. He was faster than Saurav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara to reach the 8000-run mark5 previous record holders of 8,000 ODI runs (by innings):1. South African captain de Villiers scored 8000 runs in August 2015 in his 182nd innings2. Prior to him, Ganguly had entered the 8000 club in his 200th innings3. Indian batting legend Tendulkar achieved the landmark in 210th innings4. While West Indies’ Brian Lara touched the score in his 211th innings5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni took 214 innings to achieve the sameThe win over Bangladesh has ensured that the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finals will be India vs. Pakistan on Sunday, June 18 at Kennington Oval.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more


2007 NSWTA STATE CUP CHAMPIONS CROWNED

Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgA sensational three days of Touch Football culminated in high quality Grand Finals in the 31st Annual NSWTA State Cup in Port Macquarie.Please click onto the below attachment for all the news, results, and a wrap of an eventful final day of one of the World’s best Touch Football tournaments. Related Files2007_nsw_state_cup_champions_crowned_01-doclast_img


Video: Colin Cowherd Explains Why He Thinks Ohio State Should Get In The Playoff Over Alabama

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgFS1's Colin Cowherd.FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd doesn’t think that Alabama belongs in the College Football Playoff field, and he’s making sure that everyone knows it. Instead, Cowherd believes that Ohio State, despite not having a chance to play for the Big Ten title this Saturday, deserves the spot. His main argument? Alabama’s strength of schedule is weak, and the Buckeyes have a better loss.Cowherd also seems to be upset with fans saying it’s “outrageous” that he has OSU in over Alabama. “Why is it outrageous to think Ohio State is No. 4 and Alabama is No. 5?’ – @ColinCowherd. #HerdHere https://t.co/KbnLiiwAGb— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 30, 2015“I’m giving you facts, you’re giving me fiction” – @ColinCowherd tells a caller why the SEC is living off reputation https://t.co/eUweUduKrp— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 1, 2015Ohio State needs help to actually get in the playoff, regardless of Cowherd’s opinion. It’s very likely that in 2015, we have a new national champion.last_img read more


New state laws affect birth to death – and of course taxes

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgThe new year marks the start of numerous new state laws affecting a broad swath of life — from birth to marriage to death and, of course, taxes. Most take effect Tuesday. A look at some of them:ABORTIONStates continue to move in different directions. A new Washington law will require contraception coverage in health insurance and, if a policy covers maternity care, also will require it to cover abortions.A Kansas law, facing a court challenge, bans telemedicine abortions, in which patients seeking abortion pills consult with doctors through teleconferencing.In Tennessee, a new law says if an ultrasound is performed before an abortion, the woman must be given the opportunity to learn the results.Arizona will require increased state reporting about abortions, and providers must ask women if they were coerced into seeking the procedure or are victims of sex trafficking or sexual assault.ASSISTED SUICIDEHawaii will become the sixth state, along with Washington D.C., to legalize medically assisted suicide. The law will allow doctors to fulfil requests from terminally ill patients for fatal prescription medication. Two health care providers must confirm a patient’s diagnosis, prognosis and ability to make decisions about the prescription.CRIMINAL JUSTICEA Louisiana constitutional amendment, approved by voters, will require unanimous juries in order to convict people of serious felony crimes. It reverses a Jim Crow-era practice that had allowed as few as 10 members of a 12-person jury to convict defendants in cases not involving death sentences. Oregon will now be the only state to allow convictions under split juror verdicts.A California law will prohibit people age 15 and younger from being tried as adults for crimes.DRUNKEN DRIVINGUtah is adopting the nation’s strictest drunken driving threshold — 0.05 per cent blood alcohol content. The state’s hospitality and ski industries have expressed concern that the new law will exacerbate Utah’s reputation as a Mormon-dominated state where it’s tough to get a drink. But proponents include the National Transportation Safety Board, which says people start to become impaired with a first drink.An Idaho law will require first-time convicted drunken drivers to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicles for one year.EQUALITYA new Oregon law will expand equal pay requirements. The law extends an existing prohibition on sex-based pay discrimination to also include race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability and age. Pay differences must be based on seniority, merit, experience and other factors. Employees who prevail in complaints with the state Bureau of Labor and Industries can recover back pay for up to two years.California will require corporate boards of publicly traded companies to include women by the end of 2019.GUNSOne new Illinois law will extend the current 72-hour waiting period for purchasing handguns to all firearms; another will allow relatives or law officers to ask courts to remove guns from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others.California, which already bars people younger than 21 from buying handguns, will extend that to long guns with a few exceptions for military members and licensed hunters. The state also will ban guns for people with certain domestic violence misdemeanours and require eight hours of training and live-fire exercises to carry concealed weapons.IMMIGRANTSA Tennessee law will ban local governments from having “sanctuary” policies for people living in the country illegally. It bans local government policies that restrict compliance with federal immigration detainers. The law threatens to withhold future state economic development money from those that don’t comply.Colorado will make it easier for immigrants living in the country illegally to renew state driver’s licenses. The state has been issuing such licenses since 2014, but they had to be renewed in person every three years at one of just three state offices devoted to that purpose. The law’s Republican sponsors argued the economies of their rural districts were at stake.MARRIAGEThe minimum marriage age in New Hampshire will rise to 16 — up from 13 for girls and 14 for boys. The new law was championed by Cassie Levesque, who was a senior in high school in 2017 when she began her two-year push to raise the marriage age as part of a Girl Scouts project. The experience led her to run for a state House seat, which she won in November. Another new law prohibits judges from signing off on marriages involving a person under the age of consent unless there is clear and convincing evidence the marriage is in the child’s best interest.SEXUAL HARASSMENTA new Delaware law will require employers with 50 or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to current workers within the next year, or within one year of hiring new employees. Training must be offered every two years thereafter.California employers with at least five employees will have to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors and at least one hour of training to all other employees, conducted this coming year and every two years thereafter.Another new California law will bar confidential settlements to resolve claims of sexual assault or harassment, gender discrimination or retaliation, although it still will allow the identity of the accuser and amount paid to remain secret in some cases. A new law also will bar contracts and settlements that waive a person’s right to testify about sexual harassment or criminal conduct.TAXESAt least a half dozen states will begin enforcing sales tax laws on some out-of-state retailers. Georgia, for example, will collect a 4 per cent sales tax on online retailers who make at least $250,000 or 200 sales a year in Georgia. The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for states to collect billions in additional sales taxes from online retailers with a ruling in June. Some states began collecting those taxes before the new year.Missouri, which has not passed an online sales tax law, will cut its individual income tax rate by one-half of a percentage point. The tax cut will be partially offset by phasing in a reduction in the state tax break for taxes paid to the federal government.___Associated Press reporters David A. Lieb in Jefferson City, Missouri; Kathleen Ronayne in Sacramento, California; Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Washington; John Hanna in Topeka, Kansas; Jonathan Mattise in Nashville, Tennessee; Bob Christie in Phoenix; Audrey McAvoy in Honolulu; Melinda Deslatte in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Lindsay Whitehurst in Salt Lake City; Rebecca Boone in Boise, Idaho; Andrew Selsky in Salem, Oregon; Jim Anderson in Denver; Holly Ramer in Concord, New Hampshire; Randall Chase in Dover, Delaware; and Russ Bynum in Savannah, Georgia, contributed to this report.The Associated Presslast_img read more