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August 24, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Galaxy Gaming has appointed John Strickland as its new marketing director and Gabrielle Houston as vice president of finance and controller, while the table games provider has also promoted Ann Huysmans to the role of gaming compliance manager. Topics: Casino & games People Strategy Table games Galaxy Gaming has appointed John Strickland as its new marketing director and Gabrielle Houston as vice president of finance and controller, while the table games provider has also promoted Ann Huysmans to the role of gaming compliance manager.Strickland will assume responsibility for preparing and implementing Galaxy’s annual marketing plan, covering all new product launches, tradeshows and company communications. He has spent more than 22 years working in advertising, branding and product marketing, including 14 years in the casino and gaming sector with the likes of Scientific Games Corporation, SHFL Entertainment and the MTR Gaming GroupHouston will bring over 18 years’ of business operations experience to her new role at Galaxy Gaming, having worked for leading gaming industry brands such as Aristocrat Technologies Australia, MGM Resorts International and SHFL Entertainment.Meanwhile, Huysmans will move into her new position at the provider having served as its compliance manager since 2017. She has worked in the gaming industry for more than 14 years, including spells with Station Casinos and Konami Gaming prior to her time with Galaxy Gaming.“We are delighted to have recruited Gabi and John, both industry professionals in the areas of marketing and finance and are honoured to have promoted one of our very own, Ann Huysmans,” Galaxy Gaming president and CEO, Todd Cravens, said.“These talented team members will enhance our ability to support new markets and develop new products. I am really proud of the team that we continue to build here at Galaxy.”The trio of appointments come after Galaxy Gaming this week also added former Scientific Games CEO, Gavin Isaacs, to its board of directors.Image: Rawpixel Ltd 7th June 2019 | By contenteditor Galaxy Gaming makes trio of senior appointments Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

August 24, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Brian Rice, the manager of Scottish Premier League (SPL) club Hamilton Academical, has been issued a ten-match suspension after he admitted multiple breaches of the Scottish Football Association’s (SFA) betting rules.This will see Rice banned for five matches immediately,  with five suspended until the end of the 2020/21 season. The suspended ban is on condition that he regularly attends recover meetings, does not breach Disciplinary Rule 31, and the club submits a certificate stating he has not gambled since 17 October, 2019 every month.Earlier this month Rice admitted that he was guilty of multiple breaches of Disciplinary Rule 31, which prohibits any individual under the SFA’s jurisdiction from gambling. These occurred between 14 July 2015, and 15 October 2019, across five SPL seasons.The judicial panel explained that the suspension reflected the gravity of the breach, with Rice having placed a large number of low bets over the four-year period.Rice could have faced the ultimate penalty of a £100,000 (€118,987/$131,494) fine and even a lifetime ban, according to the SFA’s Judicial Protocol. However, the panel said the decision to suspend five of the ten-game ban reflected “the genuine efforts it considered Mr Rice has made to put his life and that of his family back together again.”It considered that he had showed genuine remorse over his offence, and the effect it has had on his family, the team, and the SFA.“It is the hope of the Tribunal that the suspended element will not be imposed but will play some part in helping Mr Rice to avoid returning to the practice, which has so blighted his life,” it added.Rice’s admission of a gambling problem has sparked a debate in Scottish football about the prevalence of gambling brands in the game. The managers of two of the country’s leading clubs, Celtic’s Neil Lennon and Aberdeen’s Derek McInness, have argued that betting companies provide important sponsorship revenue for Scottish clubs and competitions.However, a player anonymously told the BBC that gambling in dressing rooms was a frequent occurrence, despite the risk of punishment. Hamilton Accies manager handed 10-game betting ban Email Address Legal & compliance 31st January 2020 | By contenteditor Brian Rice, the manager of Scottish Premier League (SPL) club Hamilton Academical, has been issued a ten-match suspension after he admitted multiple breaches of the Scottish Football Association’s (SFA) betting rules.last_img read more

August 24, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img17th June 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Tech & innovation Online casino Product & technology Affiliates Artificial intelligence Platform Product Each affiliate review is then given a sentiment score from one, the lowest score, to the highest score of five, with the average score for each game measured and shared with the studio. Studios can also receive an average score for the sentiment across all of their games. Tom Galanis, managing director of First Look Games, said that since the platform’s launch, its game studio partners have been looking for ways to improve the reviews they receive from affiliates. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The tool uses natural language processing and artificial intelligence to read and understand the sentiment behind reviews written by all of the affiliates that have signed up to and used the First Look platform. First Look to assess affiliate reviews with AI Sentiment Analysis tool Email Address The tool is an extension of First Look’s Accuracy Management Service, a tool designed to identify inaccurate reviews of games and automatically communicate corrections on behalf of the developer.center_img “Sentiment Analysis is a great addition to our suite of tools that allow our studio partners to have a clear understanding of how their games are being received by affiliates and players,” Galanis said. Tags: First Look Games “Combined with the other tools and services we provide such as the Demo Game Server, Accuracy Management, First Look Premium and our Coverage Reporting, Sentiment Analysis is another piece of the technical innovation puzzle that makes our platform – and the affiliates we work with – the ultimate vehicle to market online casino games.” First Look Games, a platform which connects gaming suppliers directly with affiliates, has launched a new Sentiment Analysis tool aimed at helping developers understand how their games are being received by affiliates. Casino & games First Look will use the sentiment scores as part of its Game Index, which ranks all of the games listed in its library. The Index is currently based on the number of game reviews made by affiliates, games’ audience reach and the number of free-to-play demo sessions played. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

July 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgKenGen Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about KenGen Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

July 5, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgForget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares in an ISA after the market crash Peter Stephens | Saturday, 13th June, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Past performances of the FTSE 100 shows that, like any asset, the best time to buy shares has been during periods of decline, such as those following a market crash.The challenge in implementing that strategy is that risks are often at their highest level during such periods. As such, many investors may seek other assets that are outperforming equities in the short run, such as gold and Bitcoin.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, over the long run, a diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 shares could offer a higher relative return. Especially when purchased in a tax-efficient account such as an ISA.FTSE 100 buying opportunitiesThe track record of the FTSE 100 includes a number of market crashes similar to the one seen earlier this year. Risks to economic growth can quickly cause investor sentiment to weaken, which has the potential to rapidly cause a decline in stock prices.Clearly, it’s only afterwards that investors can pinpoint the lowest price level during such declines. However, buying shares while risks are high has historically been a sound means of accessing low valuations.Since the FTSE 100 has an excellent track record of recovery, buying companies while they trade at low prices can produce relatively high returns. The index has always recovered from its various crashes, corrections, and bear markets to produce new record highs. Therefore, a strategy that seeks to use the market’s cyclicality to your advantage could prove to be highly effective in the long run.Portfolio risk/rewardsOne of the main advantages of investing in FTSE 100 shares is the capacity to diversify. Although most stocks trade in line with the wider market in the short run, over the long run each company offers different return and risk profiles.For example, utility companies are likely to experience a different share price trajectory than airline stocks over the coming years. But both could be worth holding in a diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 shares.Therefore, it’s possible to build a portfolio with low company-specific risk, as well as an attractive return outlook over the long run. Certainly, a portfolio of large-cap shares may experience a challenging short-term period due to economic risks. But, over the long run, it can produce attractive returns.Considering other optionsClearly, Bitcoin’s recent doubling in price and gold’s surge towards a record high are likely to cause many investors to consider purchasing them.However, the FTSE 100 has a long track record of recovery that means it could deliver higher returns than the precious metal as investor sentiment improves. And, with Bitcoin having an uncertain future as well as a short track record, it appears to be a very high-risk asset. Certainly relative to a diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 shares that are likely to recover over the coming years. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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June 20, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDespués de 30 años como sacerdotes, las mujeres de Brasil miran hacia el episcopado Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY 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 Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls La Rda. Carmen Gomes, la primera mujer ordenada al sacerdocio en la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil, la obispa Primada Katharine Jefferts Schori y Christina Takatsu Winnischofer, presidente de la Unión de Mujeres de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil y ex secretaria general de la Iglesia, posan para una foto, el 6 de junio, durante una conferencia de mujeres teólogas laicas y ordenadas en Porto Alegre, Brasil. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Porto Alegre, Brasil] En 1985, la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil ordenó a su primera mujer sacerdote, nueve años después de que la Iglesia Episcopal le abriera todos los órdenes del ministerio ordenado a las mujeres.“Como Iglesia sentimos que fuimos realmente afortunados de dar este paso bastante temprano”, dijo el arzobispo Francisco de Assis da Silva, primado del Brasil desde 2013, y obispo de la Diócesis del Sudoeste del Brasil, añadiendo que no fue hasta 1994, nueve años después, que la Iglesia de Inglaterra ordenó mujeres al sacerdocio.Sin embargo, a pesar de 30 años de ordenación de mujeres, dijo, ‘seguimos teniendo resistencia” y pese a que ha habido candidatas en las elecciones episcopales, ninguna diócesis ha dado ese paso.A principios de junio, como parte de su celebración del 125º. aniversario, la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil celebró también 30 años de ordenación de mujeres. Coincidiendo con la celebración en Porto Alegre, el lugar de nacimiento de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil, 40 teólogas, laicas y ordenadas, se reunieron en una casa de retiro catolicorromana para una conferencia de tres días con el lema de “Mujeres, fuerza y fe”. Como oradora invitada, la obispo primada Katharine Jefferts Schori pronunció la conferencia “Discipulado de iguales: episcopado y sexismo” el 6 de junio.Durante años, la Unión de Mujeres de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil ha trabajado activamente por elevar la situación de la mujer en la Iglesia y en la sociedad, pero aunque la las mujeres han tenido acceso a puestos de liderazgo en la Iglesia, la ausencia de una obispa es causa de preocupación y de duda entre las mujeres laicas y ordenadas.La Iglesia brasileña estuvo a punto de elegir a la Rda. Patricia Powers, misionera nombrada por la Iglesia Episcopal durante mucho tiempo, quien, en 1986 se convirtió en la segunda mujer ordenada al sacerdocio y luego en la primera mujer en servir como deán. En los 27 años transcurridos desde que Powers se presentó a una elección, han incluido tres veces a mujeres en candidaturas episcopales, la más reciente en 2012.“Necesitamos estar representadas en la Cámara de Obispos donde se toman las decisiones”, dijo la Rda. Carmen Gomes, que fue la primera mujer ordenada al sacerdocio. “Podemos brindar nuestros servicios en la cámara, no sólo como representantes de las mujeres, sino de todos los que se sienten marginados en la Iglesia”.Los tres mayores países del Cono Sur —Argentina, Brasil y Chile— están actualmente encabezados por mujeres presidentes; sin embargo, a diferencia de la Iglesia brasileña, Argentina y Chile pertenecen a las iglesias más conservadoras de América del Sur, y no apoyan la ordenación de mujeres.Redactada en base a una resolución aprobada por el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano en 2005 que exigía igual representación de mujeres y hombres en los objetivos del liderazgo, las mujeres redactaron una resolución semejante para presentarla en el sínodo de la Iglesia en 2007. En el ínterin, se comprometieron a trabajar no sólo para facultar y preparar a las mujeres para funciones de liderazgo, sino para concebir un episcopado diferente del tradicional, el modelo de autoridad vertical masculino, dijo la Rda. Glenda McQueen, funcionaria de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera para América Latina y el Caribe, que asistió a la conferencia de tres días.Un modelo de las mujeres fue algo que abordó la Obispa Primada:Por cuenta de su sexo, las mujeres pueden aportar dones particulares al episcopado, dijo Jefferts Schori en su conferencia del 6 de junio, haciéndose eco de lo que ella misma dijera a fines de mayo en los Debates de la Fe de Westminster, en la iglesia de Santiago Apóstol [St. James’ Church] en Londres, Inglaterra: “…la presencia de las mujeres en el liderazgo expande la imagen de lo que significa ser hecho a imagen de Dios. Además, dada su posición social en la mayoría de las sociedades, la experiencia de marginación de las mujeres puede ayudar a traer esa perspectiva particular a la obra del liderazgo”.Durante esa conferencia, la Obispa Primada expandió sus ideas sobre marginación al decir que las mujeres aportan su experiencia de “fuera de la norma” al liderazgo de una comunidad, y las mujeres, en gran parte del mundo, siguen experimentando marginación y diversos niveles de control social en sus vidas.Las mujeres como líderes “sirven tanto como imágenes icónicas de la complejidad y la otredad de Dios como para representar a los marginados y suscitar el interés al respecto, por haber conocido esa realidad en sí mismas. Ambas cosas son fundamentales para seguir a Jesús, quien pasó la mayor parte de su ministerio activo con los marginados, buscando integrarles a sus comunidades. Eso no significa que los hombres no puedan también hacer esa labor, sino que las mujeres por su posición social están con frecuencia más cerca de esa realidad del oprimido y el ‘cautivo’”, afirmó.Jefferts Schori pasó del 5 al 7 de junio en Porto Alegre, Brasil, en la celebración del 125º. aniversario de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil, que también celebra 50 años de autonomía y 30 años de ordenación de mujeres. Además de su conferencia del 6 de junio, la Obispa Primada predicó y concelebró en la eucaristía del 7 de junio en la catedral de la Santísima Trinidad, la catedral nacional de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil.Casi al final de su período de nueve años como obispa primada, el debate de la fe en Westminster y la conferencia leída en Porto Alegre fueron las únicas veces en que le han pedido que hable sobre las mujeres, el sexismo y el episcopado, dijo Jefferts Schori.La invitación a participar en el debate de la fe en Westminster se produjo después de que la Iglesia de Inglaterra nombrara su primera mujer obispo, Rvdma. Libby Lane.En julio de 2014, la Iglesia de Inglaterra, luego de años de debate, aprobó una legislación que capacitaba a las mujeres a servir como obispos a partir de 2015. Para el 10 de junio, la Iglesia de Inglaterra había nombrado a cuatro mujeres como obisposEl 6 de junio, durante la reunión en Porto Alegre, la Muy Rda. Mary Irwing-Gibson se convirtió en la primera mujer electa obispo de la Diócesis Anglicana de Montreal.En Westminster, Jefferts Schori dijo que ella se concentraría en las mujeres en el liderazgo religioso, pero en Brasil, ella creyó que era importante enfatizar las diferentes trayectorias y realidades a través de la Comunión Anglicana, incluidas las estadísticas.Cuando las mujeres supieron que la obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal predicaría el 7 de junio, cambiaron la fecha de su conferencia para coincidir con su visita, dijo la Muy Rda. Mannez Rosa dos Santos, deán de la catedral de la Santísima Trinidad.“Es de especial interés para las mujeres de Brasil”, dijo ella, hablando a través de un intérprete.Tres puntos subrayan la importancia de la visita de la Obispa Primada, dijo dos Santos: al ser electa como la primera primada de la Comunión Anglicana, Jefferts Schori tiene “un testimonio especial y una posición profética”; el compartir con las mujeres indica una apertura a la relación y su visita sirvió como una oportunidad para la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil de ver a una obispa y de visualizar lo que significa el liderazgo de las mujeres en el episcopado.“Debemos cambiar nuestra visión”, dijo dos Santos, que es una de las dos mujeres deanes que sirven en la Iglesia.En la actualidad, las mujeres constituyen el 25 por ciento de los 150 clérigos activos de la Iglesia brasileña que sirven en nueve diócesis. En la Iglesia Episcopal en Estados Unidos, las mujeres constituyen el 35 por ciento de más de 6.500 clérigos activos que sirven en 99 diócesis.Las mujeres sacerdotes constituyen más del 50 por ciento del clero en ocho de las 99 diócesis de EE.UU., principalmente diócesis pequeñas y rurales, dijo Jefferts Schori en su conferencia.Las mujeres sacerdotes “están también subrrepresentadas como líderes importantes (rectores o deanes) o clérigos que atienden solos a una congregación. Constituyen el 31 por ciento de tales clérigos la parte norteamericana de la Iglesia y no contamos con suficientes datos para decir mucho sobre las partes de la Iglesia Episcopal que están fuera de EE.UU.”, prosiguió ella. “El porcentaje de mujeres que sirven como clérigos importantes es menor en partes políticamente conservadoras de EE.UU. y en diócesis donde hay muchas congregaciones grandes y ricas. Hay más mujeres emplazadas en zonas más pobres y más rurales y en puestos que pagan menos del promedio o donde prestan servicios sin compensación”.Esto puede cambiar, añadió, si las diócesis preparan al electorado para elegir a una mujer:Compartir los datos, compartir la realidad (por ejemplo, el número de mujeres ordenadas y qué fracción del todo representa eso; su trayectoria y si ellas están aumentando en porcentaje).“Y [reto] a las personas de la congregación a pensar en el porqué las mujeres no son electas como líderes de la Iglesia en el ministerio ordenado y por qué hay tan pocas de ellas, porque no creo que la gente es consciente [de eso] cuando va a votar”, dijo Jefferts Schori en una entrevista con ENS. “Creo que la gente vota por quien le gusta y por quien puede imaginar siendo su obispo, y si nunca han visto a una obispa, probablemente no están conscientes del hecho de que no van a votar por alguien a quien no conciben potencialmente como obispo. Y no creo que sea muy consciente, pero puede hacerse consciente mediante alguna labor preparatoria y garantizando que haya mujeres en la boleta y que los electores se vean expuestos a la variedad”.En su conferencia, ella habló específicamente acerca de las mujeres en el episcopado, mostrando su número, el cual indica que puede ser más fácil que una mujer sea nombrada obispo, como es el caso de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, a que resulte electa, como en la Iglesia Episcopal.“En 1988, Barbara Harris fue la primera mujer electa obispa en la Comunión Anglicana. Desde entonces, otras 44 mujeres han sido electas o nombradas a través de la Comunión Anglicana. Ellas están casi exactamente divididas entre obispas sufragáneas, 23, y obispas diocesanas, 22. En este tiempo una obispa sufragánea ha sido llamada a servir como diocesana. En algunas partes de la Comunión, los obispos son electos por las diócesis; en otras provincias son nombrados por cuerpos eclesiásticos más centralizados. Hasta ahora, parece ser mucho más fácil nombrar obispas que elegirlas, especialmente como diocesanas”, dijo.Del total de 22 obispas electas en la Iglesia Episcopal, nueve han sido obispas diocesanas; cuatro permanecen y una quinta será consagrada en septiembre. Desde que Jefferts Schori fue electa en 2000, han elegido 125 obispos, apuntó ella.“La Cámara de Obispos está empezando a hablar del bajo porcentaje de obispas”, dijo la Obispa Primada, durante la entrevista con ENS.Jefferts Schori se postuló junto a seis candidatos hombres cuando fue electa obispa de la Diócesis de Nevada en 2001 y como Obispa Primada en 2006.“Los obispos varones están notando que hay pocas mujeres en la Cámara porque las mujeres que fueron elegidas en la primera ronda se están jubilando”, dijo ella. “A mí me chocó cuando vi las estadísticas por primera vez: 20 por ciento del total son mujeres, y sólo un 10 por ciento de los obispos activos en la Iglesia Episcopal. Y hemos electo entre el 40 y el 45 por ciento de las mujeres en la Comunión, simplemente porque tenemos muchas diócesis y muchas oportunidades, pero el hecho se mantiene que no estamos eligiéndolas como diocesanas”.Durante una sesión de preguntas y respuestas que siguió a la conferencia de la Obispa Primada, las mujeres querían saber si ella alguna vez había sido discriminada.“Frente a frente, siempre me han tratado bien, pero montones de cosas ruines se han dicho en la Internet”, contestó ella, añadiendo que en su primera Reunión de los Primados, la situación a veces estuvo tensa, pero los comentarios no fueron personales, afirmó.Más tarde, cuando ENS le preguntó si se había sentido como un modelo a lo largo de su período como primada, Jefferts Schori dijo: “El hecho que una mujer sea vista en ese papel, es realmente importante. Es como lo que dije en la primera parte de la conferencia, las mujeres presentan otro aspecto de la imagen de Dios y si ellas no están representadas entonces la comprensión de la gente —de lo que es Dios y de quién es Dios— es realmente limitada, y de nuevo ello es inconsciente para muchos. Una vez más, es importante ver la posibilidad de que una mujer puede hacer esto, particularmente en sociedades patriarcales que continúan diciéndole a las mujeres que no pueden hacer estas cosas”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri.        Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Por Lynette Wilson Posted Jun 18, 2015 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

June 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTuesday Jun 5, 2012 Scotland celebrate historic win over Wallabies with sickening head clash Scotland claimed a famous 9-6 upset win over the Wallabies in Australia earlier today as Greig Laidlaw kicked an extra time penalty to spark wild celebrations. Unfortunately, Joe Ansbro and Ally Strokosch will remember the moment for other reasons.Scotland won in appalling conditions, similar to those that greeted the Wallabies in their 2009 meeting at Murrayfield, when Matt Giteau missed a last minute kick and Scotland won 9-8.On this occasion, it was a late kick from the Scots as their power in the scrum earned them a penalty. Laidlaw’s attempt sailed through and Scotland had their first victory over the Wallabies in Australia since their 1982 win in Brisbane.The scenes were chaotic as the kick went over, with the Scots erupting in the middle of the park, engulfing Laidlaw and diving onto one another. Ansbro and Strokosch joined the group with impeccable timing, flying in head first, splitting each other open in the process.It didn’t stop the smiles, despite each player needing to be patched up, with Ansbro coming off worst, needing multiple stitches to a nasty cut above his eye.Strokosch commented on Twitter that he had ‘Apparently split him to the bone’, and said that he got 4 stitches while Ansbro ‘got loads!’. He also posted a comical freezeframe of the collision.“We are hard in Scotland – this is how we celebrate,” he said.Below is a clip that includes the amusing reactions from both Australian and UK commentary teams Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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 TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 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

June 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News Receive email alerts The trial of 29 journalists resumed today in Istanbul after a one-month break. The release of 21 of them, held since last summer, was blocked at the last minute. Indictments are in the process of being issued against dozens of other detained journalists, heralding more mass trials.In the trial that resumed today, the 29 defendants* are alleged to have constituted the “media wing” of the movement led by the US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen, who is accused by the authorities of masterminding the abortive coup attempt in July 2016.They are facing up to ten years in prison on a charge of belonging to an illegal organization. Twenty-four of them have been in pre-trial detention for the past eight to nine months.Release of 21 blocked at the last momentAt the end of the first hearing on 31 March, the court ordered the conditional release of 21 of the journalists but this was blocked a few hours later although family members were already waiting outside the prison to receive them.Instead of being released, they were taken into police custody and then imprisoned again as a result of an appeal by the prosecution and new charges. Thirteen of them are now charged with “trying to overthrow the government and constitutional order.” The three judges who ordered their release were suspended on 3 April. Only Ali Akkuş, the former editor of the daily Zaman, was finally released. He remains subject to judicial control.“Turkey’s justice system stops at nothing to keep journalists in detention although they are accused solely in connection with the articles they wrote,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“This persecution and the lack of any proportion between the alleged actions and the requested sentences highlight the political nature of these trials. We reiterate our call for the immediate release of all journalists who are being held without evidence of a direct, personal involvement in the coup attempt.”Editorial policies and a few tweets on trialThe first hearing, which was observed by RSF’s Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu, was marked by many irregularities. All the journalists denied the accusations brought against them. In essence, the prosecution is accusing them of having worked for media outlets sympathetic to the Gülen movement, including Zaman, Meydan, Bugün, Millet, Haberdar, Habertürk and Samanyolu Haber.Most of the prosecution evidence consists of articles and posts that criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s administration, covered corruption allegations against the government, or criticized the witchhunt targeting Gülen supporters.In the prosecution’s eyes, all these articles were published as a result of a public relations operation orchestrated by the Gülen movement with the aim of destabilizing the government and paving the way for the coup. But there is no evidence of any actual orchestration.The discussion in court has focussed mainly on the political views of the defendants. The columnist Murat Aksoy testified that he initially supported the ruling AKP party’s reformist policies but began to criticize its new foreign policy and its growing conservatism in 2011.“I just wrote in order to contribute to democracy,” Aksoy told the court. “Are you criticizing what I wrote or the media outlets I wrote for?”“If I’d known that we were living in a banana republic, I would not have criticized the president on Twitter,” fellow defendant Atilla Taş said. “I did my military service (…) and I’ve kept a bullet in my leg as a souvenir for the past 25 years. And yet today I am accused of terrorism.”Abdullah Kılıç, HaberTürk TV’s former news director, gave the court examples of editorials in which he supported President Erdoğan and criticized the Gülen movement. Ali Akkuş recalled that he defended Erdoğan when he was imprisoned for reading a poem in 1999.Gökçe Fırat, an editorialist for the weekly Türk Solu and leader of the Ulusal party, pointed to the ideological incompatibility between his left-wing nationalist views and the views of the Gülen movement. Former Zaman reporter Habip Güler pointed out that he took part in protests against the July 2016 coup attempt.Several defendants said they had accounts with the Gülen movement-affiliated bank Asya solely because those accounts had been set up for them to receive their monthly salary deposits.Another spate of indictmentsIn a separate case, the prosecution finally submitted a document to the court on 17 April indicting Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak, three well-known journalists who have been in pre-trial detention since last summer.They are each facing three life sentences on charges of “trying to overthrow the government” because comments they made in a TV studio broadcast on the eve of the coup attempt allegedly contained “insinuations linked to the coup d’état.”The same sentence was requested for 30 former Zaman employees in an indictment issued on 11 April. Twenty-one of them, including Şahin Alpay, Ali Bulaç, Ahmet Turan Alkan and Mümtazer Türköne , have been in pre-trial detention since July 2016. Their trial is due to start in the next few months.Nineteen employees of the daily Cumhuriyet, including 11 who are in pre-trial detention, are facing up to 43 years in prison on charges of belonging to an illegal organization or assisting it. Their trial will open on 24 July.The already disturbing media situation in Turkey, which is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, has become critical under the state of emergency declared in the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt.Around 150 media outlets have been liquidated by decree and more than 100 journalists are currently detained. At least 775 press cards and hundreds of journalists’ passports have been cancelled without any judicial proceedings. And censorship of the Internet and online social networks has reached unprecedented levels. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit to go further Follow the news on Turkey News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News Help by sharing this information *The 29 journalists whose trial resumed today are Abdullah Kılıç, Ahmet Memiş, Ali Akkuş, Atilla Taş, Bayram Kaya , Bülent Ceyhan, Bünyamin Köseli, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Cihan Acar, Cuma Ulus, Davut Aydın, Emre Soncan, Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Habib Güler, Halil İbrahim Balta, Hanım Büşra Erdal, Hüseyin Aydın, Muhammed Sait Kuloğlu, Muhterem Tanık, Murat Aksoy, Mustafa Erkan Acar, Mutlu Çölgeçen, Oğuz Usluer, Seyid Kılıç, Ufuk Şanlı, Ünal Tanık, Yakup Çetin, Yetkin Yıldız and Said Sefa (who is on the run). 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June 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img News June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF June 7, 2021 Find out more “Ineffective regulation of surveillance technology leads to massive harm to freedom of expression and other human rights. The EU must act now and ensure transparency and accountability within this industry”, added Christian Mihr. A lack of transparency regarding licences granted and denied and the manufacturers and end users involved further undermines effective oversight of this global trade by researchers and civil society actors. As part of an international civil society coalition, RSF has repeatedly called on EU institutions to strengthen the regulatory framework on export controls of surveillance technology and to include meaningful human rights safeguards within the current European reform of dual use goods. RSF included FinFisher in its list of press freedom’s 20 digital predators in 2020. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says GermanyFranceItalyTurkeyMyanmarBahrainUnited Arab EmiratesEgyptEurope – Central AsiaAsia – PacificMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources InternetFreedom of expression Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes news of significant progress in the criminal investigation of illegal exports of surveillance technology by German spyware company FinFisher. Over the past decade, spyware from European companies such as FinFisher (Germany), Hacking Team / Memento Labs (Italy) or Amesys (France) has appeared in authoritarian states including Myanmar, Turkey, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Most recently, Amnesty International found further evidence of the use of FinSpy software by a hacking group in Egypt. Digital surveillance in these states is often followed by arrests, torture, and other serious human rights violations. “For far too long, FinFisher and other European spyware manufacturers have shrouded themselves in obscure company structures to avoid any legal responsibility for the human rights violations, which they facilitate”, said Christian Mihr, executive director of RSF Germany. “A successful prosecution of FinFisher’s executive directors would send an important and overdue signal that these companies must no longer act outside of the law and without care for their due diligence obligations.” GermanyFranceItalyTurkeyMyanmarBahrainUnited Arab EmiratesEgyptEurope – Central AsiaAsia – PacificMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources InternetFreedom of expression center_img News Receive email alerts Public prosecutors have searched about a dozen offices belonging to the Munich-based spyware manufacturer, public broadcasting news Tagesschau revealed early on Wednesday, following criminal charges that RSF Germany and other civil society organizations filed against the FinFisher conglomerate in 2019, based on indications that it had illegally sold and exported its FinSpy intrusion software to the Turkish government. The search marks an important development in RSF’s international efforts to stop an out-of-control trade in surveillance technology that threatens the rights of journalists worldwide. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says October 14, 2020 German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News News In summer 2017, FinSpy was detected on a webpage disguised as a mobilization website of the Turkish opposition movement from where it was downloaded and likely used to monitor political activists and journalists. RSF Germany filed criminal charges against the executive directors of FinFisher GmbH, Finfisher Labs GmbH and Elaman GmbH, all part of the FinFisher conglomerate, in July 2019. Public prosecutors subsequently opened an investigation into a possible violation of the German foreign trade law, which was amended in 2015 to include national licencing obligations of certain surveillance products. Breaches of the law are punishable with up to five years in prison or a financial penalty. RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

May 27, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Pinterest Scientists at NUI Galway have discovered a new deep sea habitat living in Irish waters.The discovery was made using the Irish deep-water remotely operated ROV vehicle.The findings describe for the first time a vertical rock face half a mile below the seas surface covered in bivalves and corals which may be more than 200 years old.NUI Galway Zoologist Dr Louise Allcock led the team which explored the Whittard Canyon:”We were flying the ROV up a vertical wall in an underwater canyon system and we came across this wonderful habitat full of really big bivalves, clam-like animals, and we just found this fantastically dense habitat with very large animals that were really colourful. It was something we’d never seen before, and when we looked further we realised that nobody else had even seen it before, and it was a habitat that was completely new to science.” Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – November 19, 2013 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Scientists discover “fantastically dense” animal habitat in Irish waters Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleDonegal campaigner to challenge government’s Down’s Syndrome policy in the High CourtNext articleIrish charity to provide internet and phone access to Philippines News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News Twitterlast_img read more