Delaware igaming revenue climbs to year-high in September

first_img Topics: Finance Revenue in Delaware’s online gaming market climbed to a year-high of $384,830 (£304,563/€349,161) in September, despite consumers spending less on a month-on-month basis.The September total smashed 2019’s previous monthly high of $313,648 in May and was only the second time that revenue had surpassed the $300,000 mark so far this year.This came despite player spending on igaming slipping month-on-month from $12.5m in August to $11.8m last month. In comparison, players wagered a similar amount ($11.7m) when the previous yearly record was set in May.Table games were the most popular form of online gambling, with consumers spending $7.9m and operators taking $171,156 in revenue. However, video lottery was the primary source of income for licensees, generating $192,750 from $3.9m in bets.Players won a total of $11.4m from igaming in September, including $7.7m on table games and $3.7m from lottery.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Freestock.ca Revenue in Delaware’s online gaming market climbed to a year-high of $384,830 in September, despite consumers spending less on a month-on-month basis. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Delaware Delaware igaming revenue climbs to year-high in September Tags: Online Gambling Finance 15th October 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Video: Curry’s sermon at installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI November 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm I think our church is going to be set ablaze with the Holy Spirit. It is quite obvious after hearing Presiding Bishop Curry’s homily. When I returned to church after thirty-two years, I automatically felt this fire smoldering in the Church, waiting to ignite. Our new boss has stirred the ashes, and it is igniting into full flame. I am so excited for the Episcopal Church. We need a revival of the real “Jesus Movement.” The entire Christian Church needs it. Between our new Presiding Bishop, and Pope Francis, I see a total revitalization of Christianity. We are in for a fantastic journey. God’s peace and blessing to our new boss. November 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm God is showing me the ideal of love is not to be God but to serve God. That is the joy of human life called devotion, devotion to a living God. Service makes the servant. Servant becomes the friend and and friend is fulfilled as the lover, lover of God. Hello lovers of God. Catherine Cheek says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon K. F. KING tssf says: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET November 5, 2015 at 9:15 am Yes, Bishop Curry, you are spot on. What a breath of fresh air you bring to the Episcopal church. Imagine what the world would be like if all strived to be the eyes and ears of Jesus…to live as Jesus loved. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Frances Anderson says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 November 1, 2015 at 11:39 pm “Eat His Body, Drink His Blood and we will live Forever” November 2, 2015 at 1:02 am We’ve been waiting for you, Michael. November 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm I was especially impressed with the reconciliation shown by having prayers from a rabbi, a Muslim, the primate from Canada, and a Moravian minister. May all religions get their act together and exhibit the love of God, whoever we call Him/Her. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Gage Pope says: November 2, 2015 at 6:46 am A very inspiring sermon. I too am eager to join the Jesus Movement. I think Michael Curry will be an inspiring and energizing leader. I’m proud of our church. Tags Posted Nov 1, 2015 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Jeanne Lewis says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Video November 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm Thanks be to God! Though I mourn the leaving of Bishop Curry from NC, I am overwhelmed by the possibilities of his leadership for the Episcopal Church. The Spirit is truly alive in him. He is picking up the standard of the Jesus movement and will lead us forward in ways we cannot even imagine. Looking for absolutes? Read his sermon from Sunday: Love God and love each other. That’s the only absolute. If you’re focused o anything else, you aren’t paying attention. It’s all about love! Ours for Him, His for us and ours for each other. The Rev. Mark Geisler says: 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 . Connie Murray says: E Hall says: November 4, 2015 at 9:23 am I will never forget what +Frank Griswold told us in Chicago soon before he left for New York. He told us that in many ways, he would still be our bishop. He would simply be overseeing a bigger flock once he became Presiding Bishop. The people of the Diocese of North Carolina will not lose their connection to Bishop Curry. It will just be different. r h lewis (VTS 1963) says: Lynn White says: Press Release Service Sister Katherine says: Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY November 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm What an inspiring sermon Bishop Curry has delivered. I thank God that he is now the head of the Episcopal Church. Let the Jesus Movement move forward Jeffrey Knox says: Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Deborah Tatum-Johnson says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel November 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm “Now he belongs to . . .” the rest of the Episcopal Church, and, yes, North Carolina will miss him.And, Yes Francis Anderson, please, can we have transparency please! Comments (21) Walt Joyce says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Vicki Gray says: November 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm This sermon is absolutely great. And I am satisfied that PB Michael Curry recognizes that Jesus told us, “Not everyone that says unto me >Lord, Lord< shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that does the will of my father which is in heaven." Let be about helping the poor and needy, help those who suffer by whatever means, help eliminate capital punishment, Try to stop war whenever we see it, and respect all, regardless of race, color, or creed! Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID November 2, 2015 at 6:02 am This is truly a momentous and proud day that the Lord as given us. The enthusiastic sermon sounds as if Bishop Curry is grounded in reality and has leadership skills needed to unite the church. The sermon sparked my interest to be ready to join the Jesus Movement as we meet challenging times. As our Priest Father John states, ” I am so glad to be an Episcopalian”. November 4, 2015 at 10:41 pm After 30 seconds of seeing the sermon, my 11 year old daughter said “I like this guy.”. My 13 year old son? “Nice sermon”. Certainly two thumbs up from the pre-tee and teen set! Geraldine Denson Seals says: Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC joan Crittenden says: November 1, 2015 at 11:07 pm Very inspiring, we’re ready, let’s get going beginning now!!! Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Sister BJ Brown 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 November 2, 2015 at 11:03 am Michael may God Bless and keep you today and always, God probably didn’t sleep last night from all the joy and shouting that you and all you parents from St. Philips Buffalo New York , along with Fr. Curry and Dorothy Gerry and Nancy Woodruff An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2015A Sermon Preached by the Most Reverend Michael B. CurryThe Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and PrimateThe Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Washington, D.C.In the Name of our loving, liberating and life giving God:Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.It really is a joy and blessing to be able to be here and for the church to gather and to ask for God’s blessing.Allow me a point of personal privilege. I am looking forward to working with my sister the Reverend Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies. We’ve been working with each other a bit over the summer.  And I look forward to working together with her in the years to come.I want to offer thanks on your behalf for Dick Schori, the spouse of the Presiding Bishop.In a time when there is often debate and genuine consternation as to whether courageous, effective leadership is even possible anymore, let the record show that The Episcopal Church has had a leader in Katharine Jefferts Schori.It is an understatement to say we live in a deeply complex and difficult time for our world. Life is not easy. It is an understatement to say that these are not, and will not be, easy times for people of faith. Churches, religious communities and institutions are being profoundly challenged. You don’t need me to tell you that. But the realistic social critique of Charles Dickens rings true for us even now. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”But that’s alright. We follow Jesus. Remember what he said at the Last Supper, just hours before he would be arrested and executed? “In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 KJV)As that great biblical scholar has said, borrowing from what might be Bobby McFerrin’s paraphrase of Jesus’ words: Don’t worry. Be happy! Don’t Worry.  Be Happy.Let me offer a text from the 17th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.  When [the angry crowd could not find the Apostle Paul and Silas], they dragged Jason and some believers before the city authorities, shouting, “These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also…. They are all acting contrary to the decrees of the emperor, saying that there is another king named Jesus.” (Acts 17:6-7)What you have there is a First century description of the Jesus movement.  Don’t worry. Be happy!Many centuries later, Julia Ward Howe, writing in the midst of America’s Civil War, spoke of this same movement, even amidst all the ambiguities and tragedies of history. This is what she wrote:In the beauty of the liliesChrist was born across the sea,with a glory in his bosomthat transfigures you and me,as he died to make folk holylet us live to set all free,while God is marching on.Glory, glory, hallelujah,God’s truth is marching on.That’s the Jesus movement. What was true in the First Century and true in the 19th Century is equally and more profound in this new 21st Century. So don’t worry.  Be happy.God has not given up on the world,and God is not finished with The Episcopal Church yet. IThe truly liberating truth is that Jesus didn’t come into this world to found a religion, though religious faith is important.  Nor did he establish a religious institution or organization, though institutions and organizations can serve his cause. You will not find an organizational table in the New Testament.Jesus came to continue a movement. Actually, Jesus picked up and took the movement of John the Baptist to a new level. John was part of the movement born out of prophets like Amos and Isaiah and Jeremiah. And prophetic movement was rooted in Moses, who went up to the mountaintop. Jesus crystalized and catalyzed the movement that was serving God’s mission in this world.  God has a passionate dream for this world.  Jesus came to show us the way.  Out of the darkness into the dream.That’s what is going on in the passage from the Acts of the Apostles — the movement! The Apostle Paul and Silas, his partner in ministry, have been preaching, teaching and witnessing to the way of Jesus in the city of Thessalonica. While their message finds some resonance with many, it is troublesome to others. A riot breaks out because of the tensions. Our text describes those who are troubled by the teaching about The Way, as the Jesus movement was first called.Listen to this description of the first followers of Jesus:These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also…. They are all acting contrary to the decrees of the emperor, saying that there is another king named Jesus.  (Acts 17:6b-7)Notice that the activity of Paul and Silas was seen not as an isolated incident in Thessalonica, but as part of a greater movement of revolution. “These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also.” Paul and Silas by themselves might not have been of much consequence. But as part of a movement, they posed a problem.This movement was perceived as somehow reordering the way things were, “turning the world upside down.”The reason the movement was turning the world upside down was because members of the movement gave their loyalty to someone named Jesus and committed themselves to living and witnessing to his way above all else. “They are all acting contrary to the decrees of the emperor, saying that there is another king named Jesus.” That’s what we did at the beginning of this service when, in the Baptismal Covenant, we reaffirmed our commitment to be disciples, living by and witnessing to the way of Jesus, our Savior and Lord. The Way of Jesus will always turn our worlds and the world upside down, which is really turning it right side up! That’s what Isaiah was trying to tell us in Isaiah 11. He saw the dream. When God’s way is our way:The prophet Isaiah saw this. When Gods dream happens, when the world is upside down…..The wolf shall live with the lamb,the leopard shall lie down with the kid,the calf and the lion and the fatling together,and a little child shall lead them….The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp,and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den.They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain;for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lordas the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6-9)St. John saw in his vision of the world end in the Book of Revelation. Exiled and imprisoned for his witness to the way of Jesus, John was caught up “in the Spirit on the Lord’s day” (Revelation 1:10). He lifted up his head, and he saw the dream.Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.   And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes.  Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more. (Revelation 21:1-4)No more war.No more suffering.No more injustice.No more bigotry.No more violence.No more hatred.Every man and woman under their own vine or fig tree.The rule of love. The way of God. The kingdom. The reign.The great Shalom, Salaam of God.The dream.God’s on a mission to work through “our struggle and confusion,” as the Prayer Book says, to realize God’s dream. [i]My brothers and sisters,God has not given up on the world,and God is not finished with The Episcopal Church yet.We are the Jesus movement.So don’t worry, be happy!IINow I know we all thought we were coming here today, via the live-stream of the internet or here in the cathedral, for the Installation of our Presiding Bishop. I thought that too until I was on the plane earlier this week, flying from North Carolina to the Episcopal Church Center in New York.And I kid you not, a thought popped into my head: “You know this is not about you.” It sort of jolted me inside.  A lot was going on.  I was on the way to fill out employment and insurance papers. The movers were coming to Diocesan House in Raleigh. I was going to spend one last day with Bishop Katharine. The real Michael Curry was frankly scared to death and wondering, “Did you all make a mistake?” I was stuck on a plane, strapped into my seat belt because of turbulence on the flight, and I couldn’t get off. At that moment, and I’m not trying to get mystical or anything, but at that moment something said to me, “Michael Curry, this is not about you.”I must admit that was a moment of some sweet liberation. Because it’s not about me. It’s about God, and it’s about Jesus. It’s about that sweet, sweet Spirit who will show us the way “into all the truth,” as Jesus promised (John 16:13), who has shown us the way to be who we really were created to be.The way of Jesus will always turn our lives and the world upside down, but we know that that’s really right side up. Therein is the deepest and fondest hope for all creation and the human family.Just listen to what Jesus said. What the world calls wretched, Jesus calls blessed, turning the world upside down.Blessed are the poor and the poor in spirit.Blessed are the merciful, the compassionate.Blessed are the peacemakers.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, that God’s righteous justice might prevail in all the world. (Matthew 5:3-9, paraphrased)Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Matthew 7:12)At home and in the church, do unto others as you would have them do to you. That will turn things upside down. In the boardrooms of the corporate world, in the classrooms of the academic world, in the factories, on the streets, in the halls of legislatures and councils of government, in the courts of the land, in the councils of the nations, wherever human beings are, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That’s a game changer! “Things which were cast down are being raised up. And things which had grown old are being made new.” That will turn things upside down, which is really right side up! That’s what Jesus said and what the Jesus movement is about!Love is the keyBut the key to this turning, which is at the center of the way of Jesus, is love. Later, in the Sermon on the Mount, where our Gospel reading came from, Jesus said this:“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:43-45a)The liberating love of God is the key to the way of Jesus. Both Matthew’s and Mark’s gospels tell about the lawyer or scribe who came up to Jesus one day. Great teacher, he asked, in all of the massive legal edifice of Moses, what is the greatest law? What is the cardinal principle on which it all stands? What is the goal? What is the point of it all? In other words, what is God really getting at?Jesus answered, bringing together a teaching of Moses from the Shema in Deuteronomy 6:4 and a text from Leviticus 19:18. Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew  22:37-40)This is really a stunning declaration. On these two — love of God and love of your neighbor— hang, hinge, depend ALL the law and the prophets. Everything Moses taught.Everything the prophets thundered forth about justice.Everything in the Bible.True religion.It’s about love of God and the neighbor.If it’s not about love, then it’s not about God.This way of love is the way of Jesus. This is the heart of the Jesus movement. And it will turn the world, and the Church, I might add, upside down, which is really right side up.Let me show you what I mean. In Luke’s gospel, chapter 10, Jesus and a lawyer come to an agreement that love of God and love of neighbor is the standard of all morality. But then the lawyer says (and I paraphrase): Ok, I’ll grant the point about love for God and neighbor as Moses taught. But we need to carefully define what we mean by neighbor.  Just how expansive or inclusive is this definition? This could have far-reaching impact. So, who exactly is my neighbor?That’s when Jesus makes up a story, a parable. This guy was walking on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. That road was known to be a pretty dangerous road to travel at night. But this guy needed to go where he was going. As it happened, he got mugged and robbed. He was beaten pretty badly and was lying on the side of the road.  A priest was coming down the same road, saw him lying there, but for whatever reason, walked on by. Another religious leader from the community came by a little later, and probably for fear of his own safety, walked on by, too, leaving the guy on the side of the road.  Then this Samaritan guy came by. Samaritans were not well-regarded. There was some real animosity toward them that had a long history. But ironically it was that Samaritan who actually stopped, cared for the guy, bound up his wounds, put him on his own donkey and took him into town. Then he paid for his health care and made sure the guy was taken care of until he was well.Jesus then asks the lawyer, “Now, who was a neighbor to the man?”  Jesus didn’t fall for his question. By asking that question, Jesus reveals to that lawyer – and on down the centuries to us — what the love of God really looks like.But imagine the same parable with slightly different characters. A Christian was walking the road from Jerusalem to Jericho and she fell among thieves. Another Christian came by, but passed on by. Another did the same. And still another follower of Jesus passed on by. A brother or sister who is Muslim came by and stopped and saw her in need and helped her.  Imagine. Who is the neighbor?It could be a young black or Hispanic youth who is hurt, and a police officer who helps. Or the police officer hurting and the youth who helps. Imagine.Do you see where Jesus is going?  He’s talking about turning this world upside down.God has not given up on the world,and God is not finished with The Episcopal Church yet.We are the Jesus movement.So don’t worry, be happy.IIILast summer, the 78th General Convention of our Church did a remarkable thing: the General Convention invited us as a church to take this Jesus Movement. We made a commitment to live into being the Jesus movement by committing to evangelism and the work of reconciliation — beginning with racial reconciliation. Across the divides that set us apart.  I believe the Holy Spirit showed up. I was telling someone about this, and they said, “Do you realize this Church has taken on two of the most difficult and important works it could ever embrace?”Let’s get real. Imagine “Jeopardy” or another television game show. The question asked of the contestants is this: “Name two words that begin with ‘E’ but that are never used at the same time.” And the answer? What is ‘Episcopalian’ and ‘evangelism’ ?I’m talking about a way of evangelism that is genuine and authentic to us as Episcopalians, not a way that imitates or judges anyone else.  A way of evangelism that is really about sharing good news. A way of evangelism that is deeply grounded in the love of God that we’ve learned from Jesus. A way of evangelism that is as much about listening and learning from the story of who God is in another person’s life as it is about sharing our own story. A way of evangelism that is really about helping others find their way to a relationship with God without our trying to control the outcome. A way of evangelism that’s authentic to us. We can do that. And this idea of reconciliation, beginning with racial reconciliation — really?  Racial reconciliation is just the beginning for the hard and holy work of real reconciliation that realizes justice but really across all the borders and boundaries that divide the human family of God. This is difficult work. But we can do it. It’s about listening and sharing. It’s about God. In this work of reconciliation we can join hands with others. It is as the Jesus movement, following Jesus’ way, that we join hands with brothers and sisters of different Christian communities, with brothers and sisters of other faith and religious traditions and with brothers and sisters who may be atheist or agnostic or just on a journey, but who long for a better world where children do not starve and where is, as the old spiritual says, “plenty good room for all of God’s children.” We can join together to do this work.  In evangelism and reconciliation has got to be some of the most difficult work possible. But don’t worry.  We can do it. The Holy Spirit has done this work before in The Episcopal Church. And it can be done again for a new day.It was sometime in the 1940s, when the armed forces had not be desegregated.  Just after the Second World War. In the United States, Jim Crow was alive and well. Segregation and separation of the races was still the law in much of the land and the actual practice in other areas, even if it wasn’t technically the law there. The armed forces had not yet been desegregated. The Tuskegee Airmen were still a unit. Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas had not yet been issued. Long before Rosa Parks had not yet stood up for Jesus by sitting down on that bus in Montgomery. Long before Jackie Robinson was playing baseball, before Martin Luther King, Jr. was still in seminary.An African American couple went to an Episcopal church one Sunday morning. They were the only people of color there. The woman had become an Episcopalian after reading C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, finding the logic of his faith profoundly compelling. Her fiancé was then studying to become ordained as a Baptist preacher. But there they were on America’s segregated Sabbath, the only couple of color at an Episcopal Church service of Holy Communion according to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. When the time came for communion the woman, who was confirmed, went up to receive. The man, who had never been in an Episcopal Church, and who had only vaguely heard of Episcopalians, stayed in his seat. As he watched how communion was done, he realized that everyone was drinking real wine — out of the same cup. The man looked around the room, then he looked at his fiancée, then he sat back in the pew as if to say, “This ought to be interesting.”The priest came by uttering these words as each person received the consecrated bread: The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving.Would the priest really give his fiancée communion from the common cup? Would the next person at the rail drink from that cup, after she did? Would others on down the line drink after her from the same cup? The priest came by speaking these words to each person as they drank from the cup: The Blood our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ’s Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.The people before her drank from the cup. The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ….  Another person drank.  Preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life.   The person right before her drank.  Drink this in remembrance that Christ’s Blood was shed for thee….  Then she drank.  And be thankful.  She drank. Now was the moment her fiancé was waiting for.  Would the next person after her drink from that cup? He watched. The next person drank.  The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee….  And on down the line it went, people drinking from the common cup after his fiancée, like this was the most normal thing in the world. The man would later say that it was that reconciling experience of Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist that brought him into The Episcopal Church and that he had an evangelism. He said, “Any Church in which blacks and whites drink out of the same cup knows something about the Gospel that I want to be a part of.”That couple later married and gave birth to two children, both of whom are here today, and one of whom is the 27th Presiding Bishop.We are Gods’ children, all of us.  We are God’s baptized children.   We are here to change the world with the power of love. God really does love us.   The Spirit has done evangelism and reconciliation work through us before. And the Spirit of God can do it again, in new ways, now beyond the doors of our church buildings, out in the world, in the sanctuary of the streets, in our 21st-century Galilee where the Risen Christ has already gone ahead of us.Yes, the way of God’s love turns our world upside down. But that’s really right side up. And in that way, the nightmare of this world will be transfigured into the very dream of God for humanity and all creation.My brothers and sisters,God has not given up on God’s world.And God is not finished with The Episcopal Church yet.God has work for us to do.Jesus has work for us to do and it’s the Jesus Movement.So don’t worry. Be happy!He’s got the whole world in his hands.He’s got the whole world in his hands.He’s got the whole world in his hands.He’s got the whole world in his hands. November 2, 2015 at 9:06 am Jesus is my King! Michael Curry is my General… and I have my marching orders!!!! God be praised! Only love will change the world and only love will usher in the Kingdom. I give great thanks for our new Presiding Bishop and I am thankful to Katherine for all she did as #26. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Stewart David Wigdor says: Video: Curry’s sermon at installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curry Installation, Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA November 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm All I hope for is true transparency at all levels of the EC over the next 6 years. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 2, 2015 at 7:46 am Thanks be to God ! What energy and wisdom and commitment. We have a new leader and nowit is necessary for all who call themselves Christians (of the Episcopal tradition) to be part of thework to heal and reconcile and restore. We build for the Kingdom – let us get on with it !! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR November 1, 2015 at 10:11 pm Bishop Curry’s sermon touched me deeply. I look forward to being more of a part of the Jesus Movement. I’m proud to be an Episcopalian in this time in the Episcopal church. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Frances Anderson says: November 2, 2015 at 11:43 pm I wonder if the majority of the remaining membership of the Episcopal Church are aware of how much money has been spent on litigation over the past 6 years . The largest number of priests in the history of the church have been forced out of their positions. I pray for true transparency in the next 6 years! Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Thomas Hofer says: last_img read more

UK Fundraising “invaluable” – BBC WebGuide

Howard Lake | 22 March 2000 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising has today been selected for inclusion in the BBC WebGuide. The review reads: “Updated daily, this online ‘consultancy’ helps charities harness the Internet as a successful fundraising tool and offers online articles, charity case studies and discussion forums. Newspapers and magazines are scanned for charity news, with key articles posted in the main section. This is a carefully organised business-to-business resource that will prove invaluable to industry professionals and students alike.”Read other reviews of UK Fundraising. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement UK Fundraising “invaluable” – BBC WebGuide 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. read more

Black suffrage: The ongoing struggle for the right to vote

first_imgBlack suffrage under the conditions of white supremacy has been an issue in the U.S. Africans and other peoples were traded for capital, to harvest and process mainly cotton, rice and sugar cane in the Southern states for profit. Slavery system profits were so extremely large that the Civil War was fought over the many states seceding from the Union to preserve the right to own and profit from human labor.Georgia was unique initially, as in 1735, two years after the first white settlers arrived, the state House of Commons passed legislation prohibiting slavery in Georgia in response to Spanish-controlled Florida offering slaves freedom in exchange for military service. (“Slavery in Colonial Georgia,” georgiaencyclopedia.org)However, slavery was demanded in Georgia by a band of settlers, including Patrick Tailfer and Thomas Stephens, who led campaigns to force the trustees to bend to their will so settlers wouldn’t have to do the work of clearing the land of forests and the brutal removal of Indigenous Nations.Lifting of the trustees’ ban opened the way for Carolina planters to expand their slave-based rice economy into the Georgia Low Country. The planters flooded into Georgia with their slaves and soon dominated the colony’s government. In 1755, they replaced the slave code agreed to by the trustees with one virtually identical to South Carolina’s. This code was amended in 1765 and again in 1770.By the 1880s, as federal intervention diminished after the Civil War, most Southern states prevented Black men from voting by using a combination of laws and violence, most notably lynchings. On Easter Sunday, 1873, more than 100 Black men were gunned down in Grant Parish, La., for daring to assert their right to vote. (“Reconstruction and Black Suffrage: Losing the Vote in Reese and Cruikshank” by Robert M. Goldman, 2001)Most Black people in the South only regained real access to the polls in 1965, when Congress passed the Voting Rights Act. This act is generally considered the end of the Jim Crow era, along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that legally ended segregation.The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed in 1870, said: “The right of citizens [males] of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”The amendment went on to state: “The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” (History.com)However, many states such as Georgia and North Carolina still have an abundance of racially charged laws to keep the Black vote low or nonexistent. North Carolina just voted in a constitutional amendment that requires showing ID to vote. It is still unclear as to which form of ID would be needed, but these types of measures are enacted to deter Black, immigrant and working-class voters.The tactics change, but the message is abundantly clear: Voter suppression of Black people will continue to be steeped in white supremacy.Black people’s right to vote has been hindered by voter purges, property tests, grandfather clauses, all-white primaries, disenfranchised incarcerated felons and poll taxes. However, a Florida referendum passed in this election restores future voting rights of 1.5 million convicted felons. Although the majority of them were not Black, the law disproportionately affects mostly Black people’s right to vote.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

International Trade at a Tipping Point

first_img SHARE How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States International Trade at a Tipping Point SHARE Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 29, 2017 All quotes are delayed snapshots Cargill’s CEO took a stand for international trade during a speaking engagement this week. David MacLennan told the Financial Times Commodities Summit in Switzerland that the world is at a critical tipping point in international trade policy. He called on industries represented at the event to support the development of sound trade agreements and to be on guard against a growing sentiment toward more restrictive trade measures. MacLennan told the audience, “The success of our companies, our employees, and the wider world depends on us making a strong, collective stand for trade.” In addition to advocating for comprehensive trade agreements, MacLennan argued for public policies that will result in the creation of a “new workforce paradigm” in which the public and private sectors work together to provide ongoing education and training to workers, including those whose jobs are threatened either by the consequences of trade, or by other factors such as greater implementation of robotics and information technology.Source: NAFB News Service Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Facebook Twitter Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News International Trade at a Tipping Point Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Previous articlePlanting Will Begin Early in Southern Indiana, Weather PermittingNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 30, 2017 Hoosier Ag Today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Capitol Watch: Gillibrand speaks out against anti-abortion laws, Reed backs Equality Act

first_imgAssemblywoman Lifton introduced a bill last week to allow localities to experiment with ranked-choice voting in the 2022 and 2023 election cycles. The pilot program would give voters the option to list (or rank) their favorite candidates in order from favorite to least-favorite in county, municipality and school board elections in localities that opt into the trial run. The idea is already in practice in the state of Maine. “The fight happening in Georgia, Alabama, and states across the country represents the greatest threat to reproductive freedom we have faced in our lifetimes,” Gillibrand said in a press statement. “As president, I will both defend reproductive rights from political attacks and make guaranteeing and expanding those rights a priority.” A bipartisan piece of legislation Gillibrand co-sponsored with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R- Iowa) passed with a unanimous voice vote on Thursday. The legislation expands a federal program benefiting law enforcement officers disabled in the line of duty and families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The legislation is meant to help 9/11 first responders and their families by adjusting benefit amounts based on when they were awarded, rather than the date of the actual injury, to match the rising cost of living. Rep. Tom Reed (23rd Congressional District) U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Democrats in the House also introduced a piece of legislation meant to shore up the Affordable Care Act, and they included a provision to lower prescription drug prices in hopes of winning some Republican support. The legislation calls for funding to reverse many cuts to the Affordable Care Act made under the Trump administration such as the program’s advertising for enrollment. Five Republicans broke ranks, but Reed was not one of them, choosing to vote along with fellow Republicans on the measure. The bill passed 234-183, but isn’t likely to be considered by the Republican-held Senate. Last week, a bill cosponsored by Sen. Tom O’Mara passed the Senate which would require the state Department of Transportation to include bicycle safety as part of the curriculum drivers need to pass to receive a driver’s license. Last week the House passed the Democratic led Equality Act by a vote of 236 – 173. The legislation would extend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, and is meant to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in areas such as housing and employment. Republicans in the House opposed the measure, citing concerns that requirements under the bill threatened the First Amendment. Rep. Reed split with many of his Republican colleagues in voting for final passage of the bill, but he did vote for a procedural move which would have effectively killed the legislation on the House floor. He was one of only eight Republicans to vote for the measure. Vaughn Golden The Assembly is also moving toward reconsidering marijuana legislation after the topic was dropped from budget talks earlier in the session. New bills similar to Cuomo’s initial proposal have been introduced in both chambers and the governor has expressed support for the legislation. He did, however, tell WXXI that he wouldn’t try to force it through the legislature at this point, taking a step back from when he included it in his criminal justice agenda at this start of this year. Lifton was a cosponsor on the original measures to legalize marijuana and has expressed support for expanding access to medical marijuana but has stated some reservations about rolling out legalized recreational marijuana.  “New York State, despite recent improvements, still has the ninth lowest voter turnout rate in the country, and as we explore ways to reverse this trend, it’s important that we be open to innovative reforms, like ranked choice voting, that have the potential to strengthen our democracy,” Lifton said in a press release last week. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hit the campaign trail last week. At the Georgia capitol building on Thursday, she protested the state’s recent passage of strict anti-abortion laws designed to challenge the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling. It’s unclear if the bill will be picked up by the Assembly, where it could very likely pass.center_img ALBANY, N.Y. — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand missed some votes in Washington last week while hitting the campaign trail, where she protested Georgia’s passage of anti-abortion laws. Rep. Tom Reed crossed party lines to support a Democratic initiative to expand civil rights laws to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton introduced a bill to try out ranked choice voting in New York State. Tagged: barbara lifton, capitol watch, chuck schumer, kirsten gillibrand, new york legislature, Tom Omara, tom reed, U.S. Congress U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (125th Assembly District) Campaigning took Gillibrand away from Washington, causing her to miss six of 10 votes last week. She was absent from Senate votes Monday night, Tuesday and Thursday, bringing her total number of missed votes this year up to 10. Most of these votes were on court judges and lower-level administration nominees, while one was a party-line vote to approve Jeffrey Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general following the departure of Rod Rosenstein, who resigned following the release of the Mueller report. Gillibrand has missed 9% of all votes so far this year. By comparison, during the 115th Congress (from Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2019) she missed just 2 of 599 votes, or 0.3%. The Senate mostly dealt with more nominations for district courts and administration posts again this week. Sen. Chuck Schumer voted against all the nominees except his pick to serve as undersecretary of state in charge of the department’s management. “With more and more cyclists sharing our roadways, we should take every reasonable step to make all drivers more aware of the need for safety,” O’Mara said in a press release. “This legislation would help make motorists more aware of bicyclists on the road, and help prevent accidents and save lives.” Senator Tom O’Mara (58th Senate District) The legislation also requires motorists to allow three feet between themselves and cyclists when passing on a roadway. Vaughn Golden is a freelance radio and print reporter covering politics around the southern tier and central New York. He authors the weekly “Capitol Watch” watchdog report on Ithaca’s representatives… More by Vaughn Goldenlast_img read more

Temperatures heating up as weekend storms possible

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Six of the last seven days the temperatures at Chicago’s Midway airport have reached at least 90 degrees, with Tuesday’s high of 92 being the hottest there so far this year. Other notable temperatures on Tuesday included a high of 98 in Miami. On Wednesday, a heat advisory has been issued for much of the Southeast as the Heat Index could approach 110.The Fourth of July is forecast to be similarly scorching, with humidity creating conditions that feel like at least 100 degrees from the Plains and Gulf Coast all the way to the East Coast.In addition to the heat, storms with heavy rain are a possibility for several regions.Parts of the Plains and East Coast could see more than 3 inches of rain and localized flooding over the holiday weekend.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Guru

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This week’s guruNo level paying field for shortiesThe argument as to whether size matters has been reopened by claims thatshort workers earn less than their taller counterparts. It seems more discrimination legislation may be needed after an analysis ofthree US studies and one from the UK found the average pay difference for twoworkers was £471 for every inch between them. Apparently, bosses see tall people as more able and that improvesself-confidence, which can lead to greater pay. When researchers surveyed bosses, they found that managers tended to ratetaller people as more effective and height was even more important than genderwhen it came to defining pay levels. Professor Tim Judge, who led the study, said that the prejudice might evenbe rooted in evolution. “When humans evolved, they ascribed leader-likequalities to tall people because they thought they would be better able toprotect them,” he said. As always, Guru is here to save the day with some sage advice. If you arevertically challenged and going for a job, Guru recommends you organise yourinterview for later on in the afternoon. After all, nobody likes to go ontoshorts too early in the day. Rocket man went off the rails in big way As you might have noticed, Personnel Today is championing the cause of thestressed British worker. Guru said that only longer days and harsher conditionswould restore the stiff upper lip, but was shouted down at the editorialmeeting – journalists are lazy types it seems. However, stress is not a new thing. It turns out that Robert Stephenson,builder of Stephenson’s Rocket, was driven to an early grave by executivestress. Stephenson died, aged 55, in 1859 after becoming addicted to narcotics(another editorial meeting suggestion of Guru’s – once again, no go), andcontemporary biographers said that he was under relentless pressure and wassometimes ‘hipped’ (off his head, in modern parlance). New tests on his hair are set to confirm this having been given to boffinsat Bradford University for testing. Guru doesn’t have too much sympathy. The amount of stress suffered by Stephensonmust pale in comparison to the stress British commuters face every day whenthey board a train to go to work. If he was still alive he’d certainly get arocket… While we concentrate on the British worker, Guru asks disciples not toforget those in the animal kingdom, who are also prone to feeling down. Take the example of a gallic bird called Diomode, the French rugby World Cupmascot, who has been sent home to France from the team’s training camp inBrisbane, Australia. The poor cockerel is suffering from depression. Guru reckons he just chickened out. Conference brings out the beast in HR One of the beautiful things about the CIPD conference in Harrogate is itbrings out the animal lovers among the conference delegates. Although Guru was sadly unable to attend, he heard that many delegates, bothmale and female, visited some kind of exotic sanctuary called ‘SpearmintRhino’. With the current crisis in the rhinoceros population it’s great thatconvention-goers lapped up the chance to strip things down to the bareessentials and get back to nature. Colleagues at the Personnel Today stand told Guru that disciples were askingfor him. Guru must apologise, but conventions are a busy time for Yours Truly.A brief moment in the PT stress-relieving chair and it was off to tutor SvenGoran Eriksson about being a player manager. Guru does feel that it’s about time someone gave a speech about time-keepingas delegates seemed to traipse into presentations as and when they felt theneed. Rumours that delegates were tired after hunting the illustriousmint-flavoured rhino and celebrating their discoveries late into the night areunsubstantiated. And Guru will not press the point as he already has enoughexperience of libel actions. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. GuruOn 28 Oct 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Your Move and Reeds Rains staff face redundancy as LSL plans 43 branch closures

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Your Move and Reeds Rains staff face redundancy as LSL plans 43 branch closures previous nextAgencies & PeopleYour Move and Reeds Rains staff face redundancy as LSL plans 43 branch closuresParent company blames UK and geo-political uncertainty on its restructure which will include closing, franchising off or merging over 120 branches.Nigel Lewis6th February 201909,655 Views LSL is to spend £15 million on a restructure of its Your Move and Reeds Rains businesses that will reduce the number of directly-operated branches from 308 to 144, it has revealed.The shock announcement will see 43 branches closed with the loss of several hundred jobs, 40 sold off to franchisees and 81 merged together to create larger ‘keystone’ branches, reducing Your Move and Reeds Rains’ overall high street presence from 404 to 280.Until now Your Move has claimed to be the ‘largest estate agent in the UK’, but the restructure is likely to put this claim in jeopardy.LSL says it wants to improve the competitiveness of the two businesses, but says its other key brand, Marsh & Parsons, will continue unaltered.The company has blamed the slimming down of the two chains indirectly on Brexit, saying that  it continues “to remain cautious on the market outlook for 2019 given the continued uncertainty over the UK and global political environment and the potential impact on UK consumer confidence”.Keystone branches“The ambition for these keystone branches is to create a platform that will benefit from their larger scale, enabling us to invest in people and technology with the aim of providing enhanced levels of service to our customers whilst ensuring operational performance is optimised by competing more effectively in local markets,” the company says.LSL expects the restructure to significantly improve the two chains’ operating profit this year or next, although the company is also planning to spend £1 million on improving its IT and telephone systems.“We are confident that LSL, with its market leading brands, broad portfolio of residential property services and the proactive measures announced today, remains well positioned,” it says. LSL Property Services Reed Rains Your Move February 6, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Day in history: First aircraft takes off from U.S. Navy ship

first_img Authorities View post tag: Day in history Back to overview,Home naval-today On this day in history: First airplane launched from an American battleship On this day in history: First airplane launched from an American battleship Share this article On March 9, 1919, U.S. Navy’s New York-class battleship became the first American warship to launch an airplane from its deck.Lieutenant Commander Edward O. McDonnell flew a British-built Sopwith Camel from a fly-off platform constructed atop the No. 2 turret on the USS Texas.This proved to be a landmark event as later aircraft flights from ships more than doubled the gunfire accuracy because this new reconnaissance method turned out to be more effective than shipboard spotters.Later, in 1916, USS Texas went on to become the first U.S. battleship to mount anti-aircraft guns.Built at Newport News, the former USS Texas (BB 35) was commissioned March 12, 1914 and decommissioned April 21, 1948. The battleship saw action in both World War I and World War II.When she completed her final mission, the state of Texas acquired the ship and turned it into a memorial ship.Today, battleship Texas is a floating museum and the last remaining U.S. battleship of its kind. March 9, 2016 View post tag: USS Texas (BB 35) View post tag: US Navylast_img read more