first_imgTuesday 8 March 2011 7:18 pm More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Old Mutual ups profit and looks to further gains whatsapp Tags: NULL SHARES in insurance giant Old Mutual rose more than three per cent yesterday after it delivered a 14 per cent rise in 2010 pre-tax profit.The UK and South Africa-focused insurer said earnings and profit were up in all divisions due to strong new business growth and cost controls.Group IFRS pre-tax profit rose to £1.48bn from £1.3bn in 2009, above a £1.45bn analyst consensus forecast.Group chief executive Julian Roberts said 2011 should be “a year of further delivery” as the group continued to simplify and refocus on its insurance business. Earnings per share rose 20 per cent to 16p from 13.3p in 2009 while funds under management grew six per cent to £309.3bn from £275.4bn in 2009. Sales were up seven per cent. Old Mutual, which tried to sell its stake in South African bank Nedbank last year, did not clarify whether it was still keen to sell, saying only that it would “continue to work with Nedbank to build shareholder value”. It also confirmed the sale of its US life business to Harbinger Capital for $350m (£215m), which Shore Capital analyst Eamonn Flanagan said was just 22 per cent of its $1.6bn IFRS net asset value. Its shares closed up 3.3 per cent at 137.7p. KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

first_img Organisation blasts plans to block payments to foreign gaming sites Tags: Online Gambling Payments Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 22nd August 2018 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has urged the Norwegian government to introduce new regulations to allow foreign gaming companies to operate in the country, saying the current system is “not sustainable”. At present, regulations only permit Norwegian punters to legally gamble with either Norsk tipping or Norsk Rikstoto. However, some opt to place bets with international companies that do not hold a licence in the country. Norway’s government recently completed a consultation on its proposal to begin blocking payment transactions to and from these foreign gaming websites. However, the EGBA has openly criticised the plans, saying such proposals are not a “realistic or effective measure to control internet activity”. The situation is now at a point where the EGBA has initiated court proceedings against plans to begin blocking payments, saying such activity is illegal under both Norwegian and EU law. The organisation said that blocking payments is “easy to circumvent, virtually impossible to enforce for Norwegian banks, and creates an artificial market by shutting off EU-licensed payment service providers”. The EGBA is instead calling for the government to develop new online regulation that is “modern, open to competition, protects consumers, and reflects consumer choice and the reality of the digital age of borderless internet”. Maarten Haijer (pictured), secretary general of the EGBA, said in a statement issued to iGamingBusiness.com: “From a consumer perspective, there are only two licensed gambling providers in Norway – both state-owned – and this is just not sustainable in an age when consumers can easily search around the internet for their preferred choice of gaming product. “A fundamental rethink and reworking of the Norwegian online gaming regime is therefore necessary to ensure that local and foreign operators can co-exist and have equal access to a well-regulated market which meets the realities of consumer demand for different gaming products.” Haijer said this can be “easily achieved” through a national licensing regime and cited the recent re-regulation of the Swedish market as an example of this. “This would enable the Norwegian gambling authority to bring the activity of foreign websites under its control, alongside existing state-owned operators,” Haijer said. “That’s exactly what the overwhelming majority of European countries have been doing, and that’s exactly what we are urging Norway to do.”The Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA) has recently taken a number of steps to clamp down on unlicensed operators in the country. Earlier this month, the NGA revealed that it had succeeded in persuading Apple to remove unlicensed gambling apps from its App Store.In July, NGA reiterated its support for new regulations to limit the impact of unregulated gambling after a spike in advertising from offshore operators. International operators spent some NOK866m (€89.2m/$103m) on television advertising in Norway last year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Nordics Norway EGBA calls for ‘fundamental rethink’ on Norway regulations Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Football Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Previous articleTokyo Olympics: Indian para-athletics team to be picked on June 15-16Next articlePremier League: Diogo Jota ruled out of Liverpool’s clash against West Brom Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – May 16, 2021 Italian Open 2021 Finals: Iga Swiatek wins in straight sets, Karolina Pliskova suffers worst defeat; loses 6-0, 6-0 against the World No.15. Italian Open 2021 Finals LIVE: Iga Swiatek wins in straight sets, Karolina Pliskova suffers worst defeat – What comes as a huge shock to the Tennis fans across the globe, World No. 15 Iga Swiatek defeated Karolina Pliskova in the finals of the Italian Open in a one-sided contest. The Poland-based player defeated the Czech 6-0, 6-0 as the latter could even off the mark on the night of the finals. Pliskova seemed to have a nightmare on the clay court. The match lasted for just 45 minutes, Swiatek won the opening set in just 20 wins. Notably, the latter had won two matches in a day to reach the final.“I’m really, really happy,” said an emotional Swiatek. 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Pliskova was the champion of the Italian showpiece tennis event in 2019 and runners up last year. She was expected to go after another title. On the other hand, Swiatek was coming on the back of straight victories in the quarterfinals and semifinals.Also Read: Also Read: Italian Open Men’s Final Live: Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal, Head to Head, Live Streaming in IndiaItalian Open Finals (Pliskova vs Swiatek LIVE)Time: 6:00 PM ISTVenue: Rome, ItalyWhen will be Iga Swiatek vs Karolina Pliskova Played LIVE?Sunday, 16 May 2021What Time LIVE match will begin? 6:00 PM IST, 2.30 pm local time, 12.30 pm GMT, 8.30 am ESTWhich venue will host Iga Swiatek vs Karolina Pliskova’s match?Italian Open Finals LIVE women’s singles will be played in Rome, ItalyLIVE streamHow do I watch live streaming of women’s singles Final match?The live streaming of the Italian Open Finals LIVE will be available on TennisTV. For viewers in India, You need an Amazon Prime subscription to watch the event. The highlight might be made available on the Amazon Prime sports page on YouTube. If you do not have the subscription and news to the platform, there will be an option to enjoy a 30-day free membership plan.Italian Open Finals LIVE Prize money:€1,577,613Italian Open 2021: Petra Kvitova storms into final, defeats Petra Martic in three setsFor more sports news, Italian Open Women’s Final LIVE updates and results, follow us at insidesport.co Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News last_img read more

first_imgNeimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC) Plc is a general insurance company in Nigeria offering products for automotive, travel, fire, marine, home, personal, bonds and special risk cover. The company has taken a leadership role in the underwriting of key transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, marine cargo, hull and motor sectors. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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This, combined with the drop coal prices – a commodity that comprises 36% of Anglo Pacific’s portfolio – explains the selloff.However, the majority of the sites are now back in operation, with management expecting full operations will be back up and running by Q3 of 2020.The factory shutdowns in China that created the sharp decline in coal prices have also come back online, leading to a steadily recovering commodity price.Long-term the demand for coal is set to decline as more western countries begin switching to renewable energy generation. The management team of this high-yielding dividend stock is fully aware of this and have been actively increasing their investments in more long-lived commodities.Back in 2013, coal represented nearly 76% of the overall portfolio. Today it’s closer to 36% and is continuing its downward trend. At the same time, other materials, such as iron ore and other base metals, take its place.Image source: Anglo Pacific Group’s June 2020 Investor PresentationThe catalyst behind the decline in share price is ultimately a short-term problem. I believe the overreaction from investors has allowed Anglo Pacific to become vastly undervalued, given its long-term potential. With no cut to 2020’s dividend, investors can now take advantage of a 9% yield on a stock that I believe will further appreciate in share price as well. 58 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 2016 Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Anglo Pacific Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Anglo Pacific. 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first_imgOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit Bullying – This makes the training more relevant to rugby, where you have to do a lot of grappling and driving. The boxer throws a set of punches at the pad-holder, and then has to drive him away before the next set of punches. You then swap, so the pad-holder does the driving. This is incredibly tiring, and good practice for when players have to get defenders off them.Knock down – The boxer throws a set of punches, then quickly gets down on the floor and back up again. This prepares him for the fatigue that can hit you during a game.Bag work – This won’t develop your footwork but it’s still exhausting. Great for anaerobic conditioning.It will be more beneficial if you work on technique as well as punching as hard as you can. It’s skills such as footwork and reaction times that will really make a difference to your rugby.Commonwealth champion George Groves believes boxing can help rugby players because:It’s a different way of practising technique needed for footworkIn drills like 180 you have to get your feet into the correct position before you punch – as in a tackleYou have to think while in a state of exhaustionThis article appeared in the March 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK George Groves feels the power – or not! – of editor Paul MorganBoxing is a fantastic conditioning tool, writes Roy Headey, the RFU’s Head of Sports Science.It’s physically demanding but because guys love doing it they don’t realise just how hard they’re working, and it can get their heart-rates high for sustained periods.Like tackling in rugby, boxing is all about getting your feet in the right place to punch. It also requires full-body coordination, and your whole body is working while needing to perform explosive movements – as you would in a game.George Groves, the Commonwealth Super-middleweight champion (right), has worked with the RFU to devise boxing techniques to help players.Players can use boxing to get fired up on game day, and it’s useful when you’re coming back from injury and can’t yet take part in full-contact sessions but want to train at intensity.Do low-intensity, low-speed shadow boxing to warm up your trunk, hips and shoulders. Wear wraps to protect the backs of your hands and sparring gloves, where the thumb is stitched to the main part of the glove.Here are some drills you can do at home:180 – Two pad-holders will take it in turns to call out a combination of punches for the boxer, who stands in the middle, and has to spin 180° between them. This is hard physically and requires great concentration.To make it harder, the pad-holders can stop calling out instructions and simply hold the pads out, so the boxer has to recognise which punches to do. To make it harder still, ask him questions about, say, lineout calls or moves at the same time.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

first_imgLosing Sean O’Brien, last year’s European Player of the Year, is a blow, but Ireland coach Declan Kidney is seeing the positives in bringing in O’Mahony in his place. He said: “The benefit of the change is that Scotland won’t have been able to analyse him as much as if he’d several caps under his belt. You can look at this as a disruption to us, but maybe it’s a disruption to Scotland. Perhaps they’ll have been anticipating a different type of challenge. They may have to adjust to us now.” Furthermore, Donncha Ryan has been pushing hard for a starting place in the second row, even if, admittedly, Kidney may have included him at Donncha O’Callaghan’s expense instead of O’Connell’s had he had a choice.IRELAND v SCOTLAND, AVIVA STADIUM, SATURDAY 10 MARCH, KICK-OFF 5pm. Live on BBC 1. Ireland: Rob Kearney; Tommy Bowe, Keith Earls, Gordon D’Arcy, Andrew Trimble; Jonathan Sexton, Eoin Redddan; Cian Healy, Rory Best (capt), Mike Ross, Donncha O’Callaghan, Donncha Ryan, Stephen Ferris, Peter O’Mahony, Jamie Heaslip.Replacements: Sean Cronin, Tom Court, Mike McCarthy, Shane Jennings, Tomás O’Leary, Ronan O’Gara, Fergus McFadden.Scotland: Stuart Hogg; Lee Jones, Nick De Luca, Graeme Morrison, Sean Lamont; Greig Laidlaw, Mike Blair; Allan Jacobsen, Ross Ford (capt), Geoff Cross, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton, John Barclay, Ross Rennie, David Denton. not for featured Can the Scots stop Ireland?By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer IT’S been a bruising week for Ireland. Their match against France was not only mentally draining, given their disappointment at throwing away an 11-point half-time lead to come away with a draw, but it also cost them their captain and scrum-half. Then no sooner had Rory Best inherited the captain’s armband from Paul O’Connell, and Eoin Reddan filled Conor Murray’s No 9 jersey,  than Sean O’Brien had to withdraw from this weekend’s Scotland clash, to be replaced by Munster youngster Peter O’Mahony. Scotland’s week has been plain sailing in comparison, but I still don’t fancy their chances at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.Feeling the squeeze: Andy RobinsonConfidenceThough Ireland threw away the chance to win in Paris for the first time in 12 years, they played some good rugby throughout the game and especially in the first half. They silenced the French crowd for the majority of the match thanks to their dominance, and coming so close to beating the World Cup runners up won’t have been lost on them. Scotland, in comparison, are scraping the barrel. They haven’t won a game yet this tournament, and have thrown away chances to do so, and questions are starting to be asked about how long the current coaching team can remain at Murrayfield with a run of poor results. Though they overcame Ireland at Croke Park two years ago, their record in Dublin is poor, and they have only beaten them on two other occasions in the last 10 years – both in Edinburgh.Try, try and try again Scotland fans breathed a sigh of relief when Greig Laidlaw scored a try against Wales, and two followed, courtesy of Stuart Hogg and Lee Jones, against France. But Tommy Bowe has scored two more tries than that himself, and in a packed Aviva Stadium Ireland’s backs are capable of doing some serious damage – as Italy found out two weeks ago. It’ll be crucial for Scotland to start strongly if they hope to match Ireland, but it’s questionable whether they’ll have the composure to achieve a lead.Donncha Ryan has big boots to fillElement of surprise LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Replacements: Scott Lawson, Euan Murray, Al Kellock, Richie Vernon, Chris Cusiter, Ruaridh Jackson, Max Evans.Referee: Chris Pollock (NZ)last_img read more

first_img Submit a Press Release Robert Ricker 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Same-Sex Blessings, Submit a Job Listing Barbara Harber says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 August 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm Matthew 19. In it Jesus returns “the conversation about marriage” to Genesis 2. Anyone interested in that? All these conversations have forgone conclusions to “reimagine” because they give great attention to feelings and human impressions about what is reasonable. Since that is the case then human will and reason will always trump Scripture. But alas, this Church will never, ever be able to reason away the words of the Lord on this matter. Tread accordingly. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Marriage study task force begins work by sharing experiences Dialogue on marriage, theological reflection tools among group’s goals Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC August 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm I can make your job a lot easier. Simply offer the same Sacrament of Marriage to LGBT couples as you do straights. Simple. If there’s a problem with the BCP Marriage Rites, then by all means have a look at them. The generation of LGBT Episcopalians entering our 50’s have no use for this. We have been here for decades. We are approaching a time in our lives when legal rights and social security matter. I’ve thrown in my lot with my partner. I am in serious trouble if she predeceases me while I’m ineligible for her social security, a problem not faced by straights in a similar circumstance. We want the Sacrament of Marriage, affirmation from our church, and the same level of dignity and fiscal security. God created us all in her/his image, equally loved. That is the end of the story. Simply open up the Prayer Book to page p. 423, substitute “this man and this woman” with “Adam and Steve” or “Ruth and Naomi,” as appropriate, and have at it. Marriage Equality, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 August 12, 2013 at 10:24 am During the last couple of decades, I have espoused two levels of marriage: the first being a civil marriage according to the laws of the state. In this clergy of any denomination would have no role, only true civil authorities. Second, once a properly executed marriage certificate is presented (even later the same day!), clergy may offer religious rites according to the tenets of their denominations. Episcopal clergy must cease being agents of the civil state (as in marriage one choice) and be responsible to their church, bishop, and vestry. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Comments (5) 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cynthia Katsarelis says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] The 12 Episcopalians given the task of exploring the “biblical, theological, historical, liturgical and canonical dimensions of marriage” and marriage’s “changing societal and cultural norms and legal structures” began their first face-to-face meeting July 29 by each talking in depth about their own experiences of marriage, divorce, singleness and lifelong committed relationships.“It was a very moving and holy time,” the Rev. Brian Taylor, chair of the A050 Task Force on the Study of Marriage, told Episcopal News Service during an interview July 31 as the gathering neared its close.“We heard an awful lot of what makes us human, about parents and childhood, trauma and the constant presence of God and the grace of God through relationships of love and commitment,” he said. “It was a powerful to humanize our work as we went forward to begin in that place of real lived experience and reflection on that.”The task force was formed in response to a call (via Resolution A050 (click on “current version”) from the 77th General Convention in July 2012 for a group of “theologians, liturgists, pastors and educators to identify and explore biblical, theological, historical, liturgical and canonical dimensions of marriage.”“We are honored to have been appointed, enthused about doing the work and confident that, with the Spirit’s guidance, we will produce something of value for our church,” Taylor is quoted as saying in the group’s official statement to the church released on Aug. 5.Resolution A050 tells the task force to:Consult with the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons and the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to address the pastoral need for clergy to officiate at same-sex civil marriages in states where that is legal;Consider “issues raised by changing societal and cultural norms and legal structures, including legislation authorizing or forbidding marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships between two people of the same sex, in the U.S. and other countries where the Episcopal Church is located”;Develop tools and norms for theological reflection at the local level; andReport to the next meeting of convention in 2015.To do this work, task force members were directed to consult with married couples, those living in lifelong committed relationships and single adults. The group also is to consult with other churches in the Anglican Communion and with the church’s ecumenical partners.It is “an enormous task we’ve been charged with,” Taylor said, adding that the members felt “a bit overwhelmed as to the enormity of the subject.”“At the same time, we’re all very aware of how timely this is in terms of the church taking a very serious and theological and prayerful look at marriage,” he said. “It hasn’t been done with this kind of depth in a long time, and we’re studying the archives of the Episcopal Church and we’re studying the history of marriage, and this is an opportunity try to understand what it means in today’s world.”After much discussion and prayer during their July 29-Aug. 1 meeting, the members decided they “wanted to be able to look at what the Episcopal Church has to say to today’s world as to what makes a marriage Christian and holy,” Taylor said.Calling that an “overarching question,” he said, the task force knows that among the primary things that will guide it in finding an answer are the principles laid out in Resolution D039, which General Convention passed in 2000.During its meeting, Taylor said, the task force kept coming back to D039 “as the clearest statement we have from our church about values in regards to marriage and committed relationships.”In that landmark resolution, the Episcopal Church recognized for the first time that some of its members were living in lifelong committed relationships that were not marriages in the then-conventional sense. And, it set down the church’s expectations for all such relationships.“We expect such relationships will be characterized by fidelity; monogamy; mutual affection and respect; careful, honest communication; and the holy love which enables those in such relationships to see in each other the image of God,” the resolution said.It also:“denounce[d] promiscuity, exploitation and abusiveness in the relationships of any of our members”;promised to provide to couples “the prayerful support, encouragement and pastoral care necessary to live faithfully” by the values the resolution set down and“affirm[ed] that those on various sides of controversial issues have a place in the church, and we reaffirm the imperative to promote conversation between persons of differing experiences and perspectives, while acknowledging the church’s teaching on the sanctity of marriage.”How the task force plans to workTo begin its work, the A050 Task Force for the Study of Marriage divided itself into three study groups. Those groups, and their members, are:Marriage: Conversation, Consultation & Changing Norms: The Rev. Will Mebane (Ohio, chair), Bishop Thomas Ely (Vermont) and the Rev. Gail Greenwell (Kansas);Marriage: Historical, Liturgical & Canonical Roots: the Rev. Susan Russell (Los Angeles, chair), Joan Geiszler-Ludlum (East Carolina) and the Rev. Sylvia Sweeney (Los Angeles); andMarriage: Biblical & Theological Dimensions: Carolyn Chilton (Virginia, chair), the Rev. J. David Knight (Mississippi), the Rev. Tobias Haller, BSG (New York), the Rev. Cameron Partridge (Massachusetts) and Bishop W. Andrew Waldo (Upper South Carolina).Taylor said that the spirit of Resolution A050 was “really consultative and conversational and to not so much to come up with answers but to raise questions with one another and to listen to one another about the subject of marriage.”The members decided that those sorts of conversations needed to be initiated in various ways and that the fruits of those conversations needed to be made available to the church in formats beyond the group’s eventual written report to convention, Taylor said.Among the ideas the group discussed was inviting people to submit short videos about their experiences with marriage. Taylor said the group envisioned making those videos accessible so that people could see the “variety of experiences” there are in the church.The task force is operating on a limited budget and is trying to get “a little more funding” to have a second face-to-face meeting in the spring of 2014, Taylor said. Thus, at this point in the group’s process, members see little prospect of having a churchwide consultation on the issues or even regional ones, he added.Instead, Taylor said, the task force hopes to develop a discussion format and train volunteers to use it during gatherings such as diocesan conventions, provincial meetings, ecumenical events and even communion meetings.The hope is that this format and other ways to solicit comments will be ready to implement by the spring, according to Taylor. That way the group will have time to synthesize what it hears and be ready to develop its report to convention – and the theological reflection resources it asked for – by Advent 2014.The task force members also hope to have a fair amount of the study groups’ work done by the spring, he said.“Our hope is that whatever products come out of this – those that are asked for specifically in the resolution and any others that we may come up – will be a result of our reflection on the various things that the resolution has asked us to reflect on,” he said.Along the way, Taylor said, “we’re going to be looking at ways to make our work and our progress on the work as transparent as possible” to the wider church. That includes regular press releases to update the church on “what we’re doing and where we’re heading and how we’re doing so far.”The task force has not yet discussed whether it will propose any resolutions to General Convention, Taylor said.How the task force came to beIn 2012, General Convention considered three resolutions proposing studies of marriage. Resolution A050 was one of them and came from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music as part of its 2012 report to convention on the charge it was given (via Resolution C056) by the previous convention to collect and develop theological and liturgical resources for same-sex blessings. That group’s work resulted in the 2012 convention authorizing provisional use of a rite to bless same-sex relationships.The standing commission said that during its work it faced “repeated questions” about the nature of marriage and thus proposed the A050 study.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings appointed the 12 member task force in February. Both presiding officers noted at that time that the church’s theology and practice of marriage had changed over time, with Jefferts Schori noting that “the biblical examples” of polygamy and concubinage are not accepted in the Episcopal Church.“We no longer expect that one partner promise to obey the other, that parents give away their children to be married or that childbearing is the chief purpose of marriage,” she added. “This task force is charged not only to take the pulse of our current theological understanding of the meaning of marriage, but to assist the faithful in conversation and discernment about marriage, in particular what the church might hold up as ‘holy example’ of the love between Christ and his church.”During their first meeting, some task force members were tweeting using the hashtag #studymarriage.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Human Sexuality, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Doug Desper says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 5, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA August 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm Cynthia,While I have never been where you are, I understand your situation. This is why I think there should be two things: a civil agreement or contract whereby any two people can be joined and thus assures their lives and finances are protected, and secondly a marriage by whatever rules your chosen religion allows for. The first should be required for legality, and the second to sanctify the relationship. The problem is your civil rights are not being protected because religious beliefs of others are being placed before your partnership. I hope the situation improves for you soon. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT August 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm At St. Peter’s Arlington VA we had an excellent parishwide course “God’s Gift of Sex” when the Rev. Ted Gleason was rector– about 1964– that shaped my understanding deeply. He published Redeeming Marriage in 1988. For a wonderful early 19th century perspective that reminds us of this gift, Virginia Bartlett quoted a pioneer wife, Liwwat Boke, saying, “Today, here in the forest, in our hectic, short, active life, men and women, often are alone a long time, and often they are tired, they sleep, they are exhausted from work. Sex is sometimes the only way it is possible to hold love together. For a great many it is the only way. [italics; p. 143, Keeping House: Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790-1850, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994]. We need to celebrate the joy of loving marriage more and the gifts we give each other. 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first_imgMonday May 6, 2013 South Africa win the 2013 Glasgow Sevens – Day Two Highlights The South African Sevens team won their second consecutive tournament in the Sevens World Series on Sunday, beating New Zealand 28-21 in the Glasgow Sevens final. They are now in second place overall with one leg left to play, in London next weekend. New Zealand have clinched the series but the race for second place is still on, as South Africa will aim to fight off a challenge from Fiji, who can still take second should they win the Cup final in London, and South Africa fail to make the quarter finals.Victory for South Africa in Glasgow follows their win in Tokyo, and earlier win in Las Vegas. They are the only team to have no won three tournaments, beating New Zealand in the finals each time.“They were the most consistent team this year and that is why they are the overall champions, so it is well deserved to them,” said coach Paul Treu of the Kiwis, before praising his young players.“We arrived here without two of our playmakers (Branco du Preez and Cecil Afrika), but this just made the remaining players in the squad much more determined. We had to nurse a couple of players through this tournament, so it is very rewarding to see their hard work paying off,” he said.Earlier in the day they beat the United States 22-5 in the Quarter Finals, and England 24-17 in the semis. England finished third after beating Wales in the playoff, while USA lifted the plate, Australia beat Kenya to claim the Bowl, and France beat Russia to take the Shield.EXTRA: View Seven of the Best TriesSeven of the Best Tries from the 2013 Glasgow Sevens at ScotstounADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more