Email Address The International Betting Integrity Association’s call for a set of sports betting data global best-practice standards for sports betting data comes at a pivotal moment for the sector. The sporting shutdown shone a light on the importance of the integrity of data, yet for a consensus to emerge far greater cooperation and agreement between suppliers and the sports is needed. Scott Longley speaks to the IBIA and other stakeholdersThe Covid-19 crisis proved to be a difficult and perhaps surprisingly contentious period in time for the sports-betting data providers. On the one hand, with global sport coming to a near total standstill, the major part of their business went silent.Yet, what little sport remained then quite understandably became the focus of an unparalleled degree of attention as the eyes not just of the operators but also the gambling regulators, sports bodies and legislators fell on sports and events not used to being in the limelight.As the major leagues and tournaments fell away, so the world’s betting operators were left with a menu of table tennis from Russia and football from Belarus.It is likely not a coincidence that at the same time we saw reports of ghost games taking place first in the Ukraine and then in Brazil and warnings being issued by the Ukrainian Football Federation (UFF) and its ethics committee president Francesco Baranca, also secretary general of Federbet, over instances of what it claims to be unauthorised data collection.These claims may or may not be related to the deal announced in June between the UFF and FeedConstruct.It was against this backdrop that the call came in late May from the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) for global betting data standards to be agreed upon by all parties involved in the sports data supply chain.In a brief press release, the IBIA said that such an effort would be the most effective means of achieving an approach which best serves to protect the integrity of sport, its data, the betting markets generated by that data and the consumers enjoying those products.Speaking to iGB, Khalid Ali, chief executive at the IBIA, says it was “becoming increasingly important for the credibility of the data supply chain, well-being of sport and fairness of consumer betting that standards are created that serve to further enhance the integrity framework covering those areas.”“Corrupters don’t stand still in the development of their methods of operation and those involved in the data supply chain need to react to that, and preferably in unison, if they are to have maximum impact in meeting that challenge,” he adds. Means to an end StatsPerform was the first sports data collection and distribution company to publicly endorse the IBIA’s call. Andrew Ashenden, chief betting officer at the company, says that the call for best practice in data collection is a “positive development” which needed to “remain focused on best practice”.“This is about processes, risk management, and standards around the data across all sports,” he adds. “It is in the interests of all parties that data providers adhere to the highest standards.”Such sentiments are broad enough that all the major players in the data sector can sign up to just such a manifesto. For instance, Chris Dougan, chief communications officer at Genius Sports says that the company “welcomes greater transparency and co-operation in the sports data industry to ensure operators and consumers are protected.”“If implemented and monitored effectively, a global set of standards would clearly contribute positively from an integrity standpoint in terms of continuing to reduce the limited number of integrity breaches that do occur,” Ashenden adds.He envisages a body which would be as “independent and transparent” as possible under the IBIA banner which he says is in the “right position to lead this along with establishing an independent audit process for companies in this space.”Yet, pushing the sector forward from this point is perhaps more of an issue. “If we didn’t think that it was necessary or important we wouldn’t have started this process,” says Ali.“Ultimately, it will be up to all of those involved to determine whether or not they are going to engage and whether they see an agreed set of standards as an important and beneficial integrity measure. We’d prefer to be proactive rather than reactive.”That call for involvement of every actor in the process inevitably involves the sports themselves. “We are aware that sports are also a key party in this,” says Ali. “It is clearly going to be a challenge and will rely on stakeholders recognising the importance of the process.”The point is picked up by Dougan who says any “meaningful change” will necessarily mean that sport has a “pivotal role to play in helping to develop a set of sports data collection and distribution practices and standards that can be adopted across the industry.”A sector at odds Further potential stumbling blocks, however, lie within the structure of data supply landscape itself. At is stands, competition within the sports data sector is fierce.So fierce, in fact, that Sportradar has a case pending in front of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal against Football DataCo and its still relatively new data partner, the aforementioned Genius Sports, with regard to access to data from the English and Scottish football leagues.That case essentially revolves around an almost theological struggle between, on the one hand, Sportradar which believes that multiple data sources for the same event is inherently a good thing and, on the other, the Genius/FDC point of view that a single data source should be the “one source of truth”.Clearly, these are two opposing poles of belief and at this stage it is hard for foresee how a mediation might be achieved which would see them cooperate over common standards.Although there does appear to be a glimmer of hope. As David Lampitt, managing director for Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, says: “We wholeheartedly support the principles of integrity protection and cooperation to safeguard the sector generally and we would like to see more done in areas such as under-age competition coverage.“However, the quality control environment around data production and levels of overall operational resilience are important factors in differentiating between suppliers in our market. “So the details behind the suggestion of a more interventionist approach need to be clearly articulated. Bookmakers generally understand the critical importance of these areas when selecting suppliers and market forces therefore continue to drive improved standards which is a good thing for the industry.”Evidently, the sector that would likely have the most to gain from any data standards initiative would be the members of the IBIA themselves, the major bookmakers.Wider arguments As Ali suggested, the credibility of the supply data chain is coming under ever more scrutiny and for both the betting public and the sports themselves, greater efforts to enhance the integrity framework are always going to be necessary.In announcing the data standards initiative, the IBIA said it hoped to instigate a “industry-wide debate” and Ali suggests in the instance of tennis’ International Review Panel (IRP) that the importance of sports data to integrity has already been demonstrated.Indeed, the implementation of the IRP report – in which there was a controversial recommendation that the way to combat integrity issues at the lower levels of tennis would be to discontinue data provision altogether – is instructive.Sportradar recommended at the time that a tri-partite body with representation from the sport, the betting operators and the data supply companies, be formed in order to ensure new levels of cooperation in the fight against corruption in tennis.That proposal has yet to be taken up, suggesting that inertia remains the biggest danger to integrity at various levels in sport.“Learning from that process and recent data related integrity concerns raised in other sports, we believe that it would be beneficial for key stakeholders to be proactive and cooperate on agreed standards in this area across all sports,” says Ali.Scott Longley has been a journalist since the early 2000s, covering personal finance, sport and gambling. He has worked for a number of publications including Investment Week, Bloomberg Money, Football First, eGaming Review and Gambling Compliance. Scott now runs his own editorial consultancy, Clear Concise Media, and writes for a number of online and print titles. The best practice challenge for sports data The International Betting Integrity Association’s call for a set of sports betting data global best-practice standards for sports betting data comes at a pivotal moment for the sector. The sporting shutdown shone a light on the importance of the integrity of data, yet for a consensus to emerge far greater cooperation and agreement between suppliers and the sports is needed. Scott Longley speaks to the IBIA and other stakeholders 13th July 2020 | By Stephen Carter Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. As much as I’d have enjoyed such a huge gain, the Foolish philosophy is to buy shares in great companies for the long term. Already heavily indebted before the coronavirus reared its ugly head, Cineworld isn’t a great company, at least in my view. Nor are its prospects good enough to lead me to think that the shares will outperform other London-listed stocks over the next five or 10 years.Sure, there are some things to be positive on, one of which is the strong movie pipeline. ‘Mission Impossible 7′, ‘No Time to Die‘ and ‘Top Gun 2‘ are all scheduled for release later this year. The belief that there’s a lot of pent-up demand to get back to the cinema also has legs to it. As the company said today, the theatrical industry in China, Japan and Australia has performed well since those markets reopened. Indications that the psychological impact of the coronavirus hasn’t been long-lasting are encouraging. Today aside, perhaps the Cineworld share price will continue rising over the next few months? Opportunity costAs things stand, Cineworld anticipates reopening its US sites on 2 April. In accordance with Boris Johnson’s roadmap, the UK estate will follow suit on 17 May.However, if the last year has taught us anything, it’s that nothing’s ever guaranteed. There’s still a chance cinemas might be forced to close again, particularly if recent flare-ups of coronavirus in Europe aren’t contained. Such a scenario would likely require Cineworld to go cap-in-hand to investors for yet more cash. This is probably the other reason why the share price is falling today.Is this a risk I’d be willing to take? No, especially given the opportunity cost of not being invested elsewhere. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight What warmed the cockles and what made us squirm at the Stade de France Tries: Hogg, Swinson. Pens: Russell 2.That man again: Stuart Hogg dives over for Scotland’s first try – and so join elite company (Getty)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Done it! France celebrate their first Six Nations victory since round two last year (Icon Sport/Getty) Scotland’s 18-year wait for victory in Paris continues but they took huge credit from this gripping Six Nations encounter.Locked at 16-16 for most of the second half, it took two late Camille Lopez penalties to see les Bleus home in a match that, at times, was played at a breathless pace.Once again in this Six Nations that keeps giving, there were skills and thrills, controversy and comical moments. Here’s our verdict on the match…WHAT’S HOTEntertainment – The attacking intent from both teams was clear from the start. What a delight to see players ready to throw the ball around without fear.Is this because of the new bonus-point system? That may be playing a part, but more significant surely is the example set by New Zealand’s back-to-back world champions. The old safety-first approach just doesn’t cut it anymore.Here to play: Finn Russell offloads to Josh Strauss as Scotland take the game to the French (Getty)Alex Dunbar – Injuries have restricted the Scotland centre to 21 caps but he’s back at full throttle and must be in the frame for Lions selection.His defensive work is exceptional, Will Greenwood tweeting “He would tackle an elephant who caught you trying to steal his breakfast!”Furthermore, having given us a cheeky lineout try last week, this time he had the nous to chuck away a Frenchman’s boot after it came off in the early moments!Fraser Brown was another immense performer, his turnover after Louis Picamoles’s early line break setting the tone for a heroic defensive effort by the visitors.Big shift: Scottish hooker Fraser Brown lines up Louis Picamoles (Getty)Lucky bounces – One day after a wicked bounce from CJ Stander’s kick in Rome set up a try for Craig Gilroy came another delicious moment.At least for Tim Swinson, the man to profit after Tommy Seymour’s kick left Scott Spedding stranded. Seymour regathered and found Swinson – who had only just appeared as a replacement – haring up in support.It was the Glasgow lock’s first Test try and put Scotland in front three minutes into the second half. Unfortunately for Vern Cotter’s men, it started to unravel from that very moment on…A moment to savour: Tim Swinson’s first Test try, on his 27th appearance, has Scotland celebratingWHAT’S NOTThe missed conversion – It will never be as famous as Don Fox’s Wembley miss for Wakefield in the 1968 Challenge Cup final, but Finn Russell’s failed conversion has been all over social media.Players have 90 seconds to take a conversion and Russell, clearly rushing, struck the toppling ball after 45 seconds. So if Jaco Peyper was telling him to hurry up he was wrong to do so.The miss, in front of the posts, didn’t cost Scotland a losing point but it occurred with the game very much in the balance. Such incidents can alter the momentum.“Look, he missed it!” FFR president Bernard Laporte and France president Francois Hollande (Getty)Head knocks – Has one team ever been so unfortunate with knocks to the head? Scotland lost John Barclay before the break after he failed an HIA, then his replacement, John Hardie, quickly followed suit after colliding with Loann Goujon.Alex Dunbar then had to go off for an HIA that he passed, before Fraser Brown became a fourth ‘victim’.It wasn’t just that Scotland lost players – and remember, too, that Greig Laidlaw’s ankle injury deprived Scotland of their captain and goalkicker – it was the disruption.Scotland wanted to impose a high tempo to test the running fitness of the big French forwards, but the game’s stop-start nature in the third quarter mitigated against that. Cast member: Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw faces a race against time to make the Wales game (Getty)Rejecting the points – Poor decision-making is proving contagious. Wales, with the unerring Leigh Halfpenny in their ranks, spurned kicks at goal against England and at Stade de France it was France who repeatedly declined a three-point gift with the score at 16-16.“Why wouldn’t you take the easy three points, France?” tweeted Andy Goode, reflecting the views of all.In the end, Scotland’s tiring scrum – what a loss WP Nel has been to them this year – meant France earned further chances, which Lopez (six kicks from seven) took.Making them pay: Camille Lopez landed all but one long-range penalty in a 17-point display (Getty)A rush of blood – You need a very good reason to justify doing something that leads to a penalty reversal. Ali Price doesn’t have it.Scotland’s reserve scrum-half objected to Camille Lopez hanging onto the ball after France had been penalised in Scottish territory for crossing, and duly shoved him.A crazy moment. Penalty to France and a chance for Lopez to extend the lead to 9-5, although in the event it struck the post.This was only Price’s second Test, after a replacement role against Georgia in the autumn, and he will learn quickly that you don’t give away soft penalties. Especially at places like the Stade de France.Stepping up: Ali Price played most of the match – and did okay after his early aberration (Getty)STATISTICS15 – Number of tackles made by Fraser Brown, the joint highest in the match with France’s Sebastien Vahaamahina5 – Stuart Hogg became the fifth Scotsman to score a try in four successive Six Nations matches, joining the likes of Eric Liddell and Gregor Townsend in that achievement2 – Number of Scotland wins against France this century – out of 20 attempts13 – Number of line breaks in the match28 – Number of offloads made, with France making 18 of them9 – Number of Test points Finn Russell had kicked prior to taking over the tee after Greig Laidlaw’s injury. He added two penalties24 years 233 days – Stuart Hogg’s age on the day he became the youngest of the 40 Scots to reach 50 Test capsFrance: S Spedding; N Nakaitaci, R Lamerat, G Fickou, V Vakatawa (Y Huget 52); C Lopez, B Serin (M Machenaud 55); C Baille (X Chiocci 58), G Guirado (capt, C Tolofua 71), U Atonio (R Slimani 44), S Vahaamahina, Y Maestri (J Le Devedec 58), L Goujon (D Chouly 44-47, 59), Gourdon, L Picamoles.Try: Fickou. Con: Lopez. Pens: Lopez 5.Scotland: S Hogg; S Maitland, H Jones, A Dunbar (M Bennett 56-61), T Seymour; F Russell (D Weir 74), G Laidlaw (capt, A Price 24)); A Dell (G Reid 44), F Brown (R Ford 66), Z Fagerson (S Berghan 58), R Gray, J Gray, J Barclay (J Hardie 35, T Swinson 41), H Watson, J Strauss.
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Gay Clark Jennings * Teniendo Conversaciones Incómodas en la Convención General Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release La presidente Jennings dijo estas palabras en la sesión de apertura de 79.ª la Convención General el 4 de julio:July 4, 2018¡Buenas tardes y bienvenidos a la 79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal! Estoy tan feliz de tener la oportunidad de darles la bienvenida a Austin que acepté ocupar lo que ampliamente se reconoce como el espacio de conversación menos codiciado en toda la cristiandad: la persona que viene después de Michael Curry.En ese sentido, necesito confesarles algo. Cuando el Obispo Primado me envió un mensaje de texto para decirme que había sido invitado a predicar en la Boda Real, pensé que estaba bromeando, algo que se sabe que él hace. La conversación fue algo como esto:Él: “Solo quería que supieras que el Príncipe Harry y Meghan Markle me han invitado a predicar en su boda”.Yo: “Muy gracioso. ¿Has perdido la cabeza?”Él: “Eso es más o menos lo que dijo mi esposa”.Yo: “Alguien obviamente ha interceptado tu teléfono y me ha enviado este mensaje de texto”. Creo que debes llamar al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, a Jeff Sessions, o al director interino de la CIA”.Él, otra vez: (Esta es la mejor parte). “La noticia es confidencial hasta que sea anunciada por Kensington Palace. Por favor, mantén esto en secreto, aunque no sé por qué alguien querría saberlo”.Pues resultó ser, que todos estábamos muy emocionados de saberlo. Michael, a nombre de la Iglesia Episcopal entera, quiero expresar mi gratitud no solo por su sermón que tomó por asalto al mundo, sino también por la gracia y el buen humor con los que ha soportado el frenesí de los medios y por su inquebrantable determinación para usar su tiempo bien merecido siendo el centro de atención para proclamar las buenas nuevas del amor, la misericordia y la justicia de Dios. Usted estableció un ejemplo para todos nosotros, y estoy muy agradecida por su liderazgo y su amistad.Hoy es el 4 de julio, Día de la Independencia aquí en los Estados Unidos. Especialmente en este día, estoy agradecido por las palabras fieles de nuestro Obispo Primado sobre la crisis del liderazgo moral y político que actualmente atrapa a los Estados Unidos y la crisis de los inmigrantes que buscan asilo en la frontera aquí en Texas.El Día de la Independencia es un día en el cual algunos episcopales en los Estados Unidos se han acostumbrado a celebrar nuestra cómoda relación con el poder del estado. Pero el leccionario del día de hoy no presume de tanto. Y dado que nuestra Eucaristía de apertura no es hasta mañana, pasemos un poco de tiempo con estas lecturas ahora.En el pasaje de hoy del Deuteronomio, leemos: “El Señor su Dios es el Dios de dioses y el Señor de señores; él es el Dios soberano, poderoso y terrible, que no hace distinciones ni se deja comprar con regalos; que hace justicia al huérfano y a la viuda, y que ama y da alimento y vestido al extranjero que vive entre ustedes. Ustedes, pues, amen al extranjero, porque también ustedes fueron extranjeros en Egipto”.En este día en que algunos de nosotros estamos quizás más inclinados a sentirnos en casa en los Estados Unidos, la Biblia nos dice que no nos pongamos tan cómodos. Éramos extraños una vez. Es posible que pudiéramos ser extraños nuevamente algún día. Y se nos ordena amar al extraño, incluso cuando hacerlo interrumpe nuestra cómoda relación con los poderes temporales y los principados.Entonces, aquí en el primer día de lo que espero y creo será una convención productiva, esta lectura me hace sentir incómoda. Porque quiero que nos instalemos para hacer el trabajo esencial, dirigido por el Espíritu, de gobernar la iglesia. Quiero que el aire acondicionado funcione bien, quiero que las líneas del almuerzo sean cortas, quiero que haya un buen café y acceso a Internet excelente, y quiero que la carpeta virtual funcione perfectamente. Quiero que podamos ponernos cómodos y hacer nuestro trabajo.Pero incluso si suceden todas esas cosas; por favor, Dios, permite que ocurran todas esas cosas, no podemos perder de vista a los padres y niños en la frontera que han sido destrozados por nuestro gobierno. No podemos perder de vista el hecho de que, debido a una ley de inmigración estatal dura, aquellos de nosotros, como yo, que tenemos el privilegio de los blancos y el privilegio conferido por la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos podemos movernos por este lugar con menos miedo que algunos de nuestros compañeros episcopales.Y cuando debatimos las resoluciones de inmigración en los comités legislativos y en las sedes de ambas cámaras, debemos sentirnos lo suficientemente incómodos como para recordar que estos son asuntos de vida o muerte para muchos episcopales en los Estados Unidos y en los otros países que componen nuestra Iglesia. No todos estaremos de acuerdo con la legislación que se nos presentará. Pero la falta de unanimidad no cambia el hecho de que se nos ordena amar al extraño, porque todos éramos extranjeros en la tierra de Egipto.Entonces, ¿cómo podemos nosotros instalarnos para hacer el trabajo que la iglesia nos ha enviado a hacer aquí mientras mantenemos nuestra identidad como extraños? La lectura de Hebreos nombrada para hoy nos muestra el camino.Por fe, Abraham, cuando Dios lo llamó, obedeció y salió para ir al lugar que él le iba a dar como herencia. Salió de su tierra sin saber a dónde iba.Puedo identificarme completamente con eso. Si ha intentado encontrar nuestra oficina de tecnología de la información aquí en el centro de convenciones, probablemente ustedes también puedan identificarse. (Por cierto, tecnología está en la Sala 15 aquí en el Centro de Convenciones en el cuarto piso y Darvin Darling y su equipo están haciendo un trabajo increíble en nuestro nombre). Regreso a Hebreos.Por la fe que tenía vivió como extranjero en la tierra que Dios le había prometido. Vivió en tiendas de campaña, lo mismo que Isaac y Jacob, que también recibieron esa promesa. Porque Abraham esperaba aquella ciudad que tiene bases firmes, de la cual Dios es arquitecto y constructor.Voy a saltar un par de versículos que hacen comentarios muy cuestionables sobre ciertas personas que son demasiado mayores para hacer algo bueno. Pero después de eso, la lectura continúa:Todas esas personas murieron sin haber recibido las cosas que Dios había prometido; pero como tenían fe, las vieron de lejos, y las saludaron reconociéndose a sí mismos como extranjeros de paso por este mundo. Y los que dicen tal cosa, claramente dan a entender que todavía andan en busca de una patria. Si hubieran estado pensando en la tierra de donde salieron, bien podrían haber regresado allá; pero ellos deseaban una patria mejor, es decir, la patria celestial. Por eso, Dios no se avergüenza de ser llamado el Dios de ellos, pues les tiene preparada una ciudad. (Hebreos 11: 8-16)Mis amigos, mientras que algunos de nosotros podemos estar bastante cómodos en nuestra vida cotidiana, esta lectura es sobre nosotros. Nosotros, los episcopales del siglo XXI, todos nosotros, somos extraños y extranjeros que buscamos una patria. Hemos dejado atrás la iglesia institucional que conocíamos tan bien y que hacía sentir cómodos por lo menos a algunos de nosotros y a muchos de nosotros incómodos y personas no gratas. Hemos dejado de creer en nuestro lugar preferente en la élite gobernante de los Estados Unidos y la garantía de que nuestros legados siempre proporcionarán más de lo que necesitamos. Y muchos de nosotros nos estamos reconciliando con el hecho de que podemos ver solo desde lejos la plena realización de la promesa de Dios para el futuro de la Iglesia Episcopal.Es tentador pensar en, o incluso anhelar, la tierra que nos queda. Pero Dios nos asegura que nuestra verdadera identidad es como extraños y extranjeros que buscan un país mejor. Dios nos llama a no ponernos demasiado cómodos en esta tierra, a no valorar nuestra ciudadanía más que nuestro compromiso de amar al extraño, a no atesorar nuestras tradiciones o nuestros edificios, o incluso nuestra identidad como diputados y obispos, por encima de nuestra identidad como herederos de la promesa de Dios y como habitantes de la ciudad de Dios.Entonces, ¿cómo debemos proceder con los asuntos de la iglesia? Nuestro reglamento de orden y documentos gobernantes y procedimiento parlamentario no definen nuestra identidad. Estos son más bien las herramientas a través de las cuales podemos escuchar las voces de todos los bautizados en nuestra vida común, y establecen para nosotros las formas en que podemos ser guiados por el Espíritu para hablar como uno contra el racismo, la violencia, la pobreza y toda la injusticia que se acumula a nuestro alrededor de maneras insoportables. Y esas herramientas nos dan formas de abrir nuestras mesas y nuestros altares y nuestros corredores de poder, y aceptar las muchas veces en que hemos fallado o nos hemos negado a ver a Dios el uno con el otro.Pero la manera como utilizamos estas herramientas de gobierno depende de nosotros. Ya sean diez diputados por diez años u obispos de treinta y dos años como mi querido amigo Arthur Williams de Ohio, o si esta es la primera vez que vemos el interior de una sala de convenciones, podemos elegir cómo habitamos el proceso legislativo.En la lectura del Evangelio de hoy, Jesús tiene algunos consejos:Has oído que se dijo: “Amarás a tu prójimo y odiarás a tu enemigo”. Pero yo te digo: “Ama a tus enemigos y ora por aquellos que te persiguen, para que sean hijos de tu Padre en el cielo; porque él hace salir su sol sobre malos y buenos, y hace llover sobre justos e injustos.Porque si amas a los que te aman, ¿qué recompensa tienes? ¿No hacen hasta los recaudadores de impuestos lo mismo? Y si saludan sólo a sus hermanos y hermanas, ¿qué más están haciendo que otros? ¿Ni siquiera los gentiles hacen lo mismo? Sé perfecto, por lo tanto, como tu Padre celestial es perfecto.Les diré en este momento que soy terrible para ser perfecta. Y también les diré que, aunque parezca rebuscado en este momento pensar en cualquier persona en este centro de convenciones como un enemigo por el que deben orar, es posible que tenga una opinión diferente después de diez días sin dormir lo suficiente, sin suficiente ejercicio, y un montón de reuniones.Amigos, nos estamos embarcando en un trabajo duro y sagrado. En los próximos diez días, hablaremos sobre algunos de los temas que más nos afectan: el matrimonio, el Libro de Oración, la violencia armada, el racismo, la explotación sexual y el acoso, y mucho más. Mientras debatimos, escuchemos. Mientras deliberamos, oremos. Y mientras votamos, hagámoslo con caridad para aquellos con quienes no estamos de acuerdo. Hagamos nuestro trabajo como extraños y forasteros, con destino al reino de Dios.El vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Byron Rushing, es fiel en su recordatorio anual a la iglesia de que la frase “los fundadores de este país obtuvieron libertad para sí mismos y para nosotros” en el Día de la Independencia no son precisos. Byron sugiere que en su lugar utilicemos el recopilatorio titulado “Para la Nación” (For the Nation) en la página 258. Oremos:Señor Dios Todopoderoso, tú has hecho todos los pueblos de la tierra para tu gloria, para servirte en libertad y en paz: dale a la gente de nuestro(s) país(es) un fervor por la justicia y la fortaleza de la paciencia, para que podamos usar nuestra libertad conforme con tu voluntad de gracia; por Jesucristo nuestro Señor, que vive y reina contigo y el Espíritu Santo, un solo Dios, por los siglos de los siglos. Amén. 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Meningitis Trust launches online in memoriam flower garden Tagged with: Digital in memoriam The Good Agency 76 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Meningitis Trust has created a Flowers of Thanks virtual garden, an online fundraising tool that families and friends can use to keep alive memories of loved ones.The site was designed and built by The Good Agency. Open to all members of the public, the site lets people plant and dedicate a flower to a loved one.Visitors can see flowers that have already been planted and read their dedications. By donating £10 or more they can plant their own flower and raise money to help the charity continue to support people affected by meningitis, campaign on their behalf and run awareness programmes that save lives.The site has also been designed to increase the public’s awareness of the charity and disease. Supporters can share stories and information to social networks.Charlotte Beckett, Head of Digital at The Good Agency said: “We wanted to created something inclusive, lasting and inherently shareable, as well of course a site that worked hard to raise funds. Taking the idea of a picturesque garden into the virtual world addresses those needs in a really creative way that allows people to plant a permanent dedication and tell and share their stories”.www.flowersofthanks.org About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 September 2012 | News 75 total views, 1 views today Advertisement
Community News Community News Food & Wine Congregation Ale House Hosts 4th Annual Saints and Sinners Ball Halloween Night From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 2:22 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy This Hallowâ€™s Eve Congregation Ale will ask the age-old question: “Are you a saint or a sinner?” Come dressed as your favorite saint or sinner to enter our annual costume contest. The first to order Het Anker Lucifer that are in costume get to keep the glass! With a Halloween themed taplist, costume contest, no cover and MASS pricing from midnight to 1:30 a.m., Congregation Ale House Chapters is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween with friends!On Tap: Lucifer, Duvel, Lost Abbey Serpentâ€™s Stout, Alesmith Evil Dead Red, The Bruery Tart of Darkness, Lost Abbey Witchâ€™s Wit, La Guillotine, Mort Subite (Sudden Death), Unibroue Fin du Monde, Original Sin Cider, Avery Salvation, Congregation Ales Dark of the Covenant, Heretic Shallow Grave, Congregation Ales Praise on! Saison & other ghoulish heavenly brews.Congregation Ale House is at the following locations:Pasadena Chapter300 S Raymond Av, Pasadena, (626) 403-BEER (2337)Long Beach Chapter201 E Broadway Av, Long Beach, (562) 432-BEERAzusa Chapter619 N Azusa Av, Azusa (626) 334-BEERFor more information, visit www.congregationalehouse.com. More Cool Stuff 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. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News
NewsLocal NewsAnti-water charge protesters turn Limerick castle into a fortressBy Alan Jacques – February 6, 2015 879 Facebook Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Email Twitter TAGS’We Won’t Pay’Anti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr Maurice QuinlivanIrish WaterKing John’s CastlelimerickSinn FeinWater Charges Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK was transformed into a fortress for the non-payment of water charges last weekend as protesters across the city and county came out in force for the cause.The day of action, organised last Saturday as part of the Anti Austerity Alliance’s ‘We Won’t Pay’ campaign, saw protests take place in 12 localities, including Dooradoyle, Ballinacurra Weston, Corbally, Abbeyfeale, Croom and Newcastle West.Protesters made their strongest statement of intent when a 13-foot banner was unfurled from the besieged walls of King John’s Castle.City North AAA councillor Cian Prendiville explained that the ‘we won’t pay’ banner was a direct message to the Government.“Limerick is going to be a fortress of non-payment. It is clear that the government are going to go ahead and send out these bills in April, but it is also clear mass non-payment can sink the charges,” Cllr Prendiville declared.“They have no weapons in their arsenal capable of breaking non-payment. They can’t take the charges from our wages, nor can they turn down the water pressure of non-payers. There are no penalties for non-payment until July 2016 — well after the next general election,” he claimed.According to Cllr Prendiville, people can boycott these charges up until the general election, safe in the knowledge they will not face any penalties. He insists that with mass non-payment the campaign can lay siege to the government, make this the key issue in the upcoming general election and force this or the next government to abolish the charge.“The government may talk big, and try to scare people, but it is a real case of ‘the emperor has no clothes’, and no way to actually break through the walls of non-payment,” he said.The events held in Limerick and across the country last weekend show that many remain totally opposed to the introduction of water charges. Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan praised the thousands who have “consistently taken part in peaceful, good natured protests against the water charges across the State”.“The Government was forced to change its stance by the will of the people asserted in mass, peaceful protest. The campaign will continue,” he insisted.“Ultimately the only way that water charges will be scrapped will be by a decision in government. Sinn Féin is pledged to do that. We stopped the imposition of water charges in the North and in government we will scrap them here. We believe that water is a human right. It has to be paid for but not as a double tax on hard pressed citizens,” he said.The City North representative went on to state that this “regressive tax”, coupled with the others already imposed by Fine Gael and Labour, is crippling households and families. The reality for many struggling families, he claims, is one of crushing austerity taxes, a health service in disarray, and the forced emigration of their children.“Saturday’s demonstrations across the country are an expression not just of opposition to water charges but to the government’s austerity policies as well,” Cllr Quinlivan concluded. Advertisement Previous articleAbbeyfeale rescue group marking its first decadeNext articleLimerick students are on the ball Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Families and workers must be supported through public health emergency WhatsApp Print Linkedin Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency