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first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Des feux d’artifice au camp d’Oceti Sakowin pour célébrer l’annonce du gouvernement fédéral le 4 décembre qu’il n’autoriserait pas le passage de l’oléoduc de Dakota Access sous le fleuve Missouri au lac Oahe. Photo : Michael Pipkin/Facebook[Episcopal News Service] Les aumôniers épiscopaux et interconfessionnels étaient sur le point de monter une tente dans le camp d’Oceti Sakowin, le 4 décembre lorsqu’un messager s’est approché et les a invités à rejoindre la foule déjà réunie autour du feu sacré au centre du camp. Ils ont laissé la tente, les poteaux plantés dans la terre et y sont allés.Alors qu’ils rejoignaient des centaines de personnes rassemblées autour du feu, Dave Archambault II, président de la tribu Sioux de Standing Rock, a pris le micro pour annoncer que le gouvernement fédéral avait déclaré qu’il n’autoriserait pas le passage de l’oléoduc de Dakota Access sous le fleuve Missouri au lac Oahe, à travers la source d’eau potable pour environ 8 000 personnes vivant dans la réserve de Standing Rock, qui couvre près d’un million d’hectares dans le Dakota du Nord et le Dakota du Sud.« C’est très important pour tous les gens qui nous ont soutenus, qui se sont montrés solidaires avec nous », a déclaré Dave Archambault. « C’est énorme. C’est géant ».Il a invité les personnes présentes à remporter chez elles les enseignements du mouvement « l’eau c’est la vie », pour guérir leurs familles et leurs communautés et créer un meilleur avenir.« L’heure est venue pour nous maintenant d’aller de l’avant et de ne pas oublier. Je vous suis tellement reconnaissant à tous », a déclaré Dave Archambault.La foule, dont un grand nombre campe depuis des mois pour s’opposer au projet controversé d’oléoduc, a réagi par un tonnerre d’applaudissements, en versant des larmes et a manifesté sa joie en s’étreignant.Des milliers de personnes, dont des Amérindiens et des autochtones représentant environ 300 tribus venues du monde entier, sont arrivées au Dakota du Nord ces derniers mois dans une manifestation sans précédent de solidarité avec la Nation sioux de Standing Rock.« Au nom de l’Église épiscopale, j’exprime ma gratitude au Président Barack Obama et à son administration pour leur défense des droits des peuples autochtones des États-Unis. Nous applaudissons la décision prise par l’Army Corps of Engineers des États-Unis de refuser le permis de passage de l’oléoduc sous le lac Oahe », a déclaré l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry, qui s’est rendu à Standing Rock en septembre. « Je tiens à remercier personnellement tous ceux qui ont œuvré pour faire entendre les voix du peuple de Standing Rock, en attirant notre attention sur des erreurs historiques et des injustices, et en nous exhortant tous à envisager une nouvelle vision de la façon dont nous pourrions aimer Dieu, nous aimer les uns les autres et aimer la création.« Je dois reconnaissance et humilité aux protecteurs de l’eau de Standing Rock dont le témoignage fidèle sert d’exemple de courage moral, d’intégrité spirituelle et de réel souci pour la famille humaine tout entière et la création de Dieu. J’apprécie aussi grandement le sacrifice et l’exemple des anciens combattants, du clergé interconfessionnel et des aumôniers spécialisés en traumatismes qui ont accompagné les protecteurs de l’eau lors des moments critiques de la lutte ».La décision du 4 décembre est arrivée alors que d’anciens combattants des États-Unis débarquaient dans le camp pour former un bouclier entre les protecteurs de l’eau non violents et les forces de police devenues chaque fois plus violentes et militarisées dans les affrontements. À un certain moment, il semblait que les protecteurs allaient être forcés d’évacuer le camp d’Oceti Sakowin, situé sur les terres fédérales juste au sud du fleuve Cannonball sur la route 1806.« Sans voix… complètement bouleversé, j’ai toujours attendu ce jour avec espoir » confie, à la suite de l’annonce, le révérend John Floberg, prêtre qui supervise les églises épiscopales de la partie de la réserve de Standing Rock située dans le Dakota du Nord et qui a été à la tête du soutien que l’Église épiscopale a apporté aux protecteurs. Des larmes coulaient sur ses joues alors qu’il exprimait sa gratitude « à tous ceux qui ont répondu à l’appel et manifesté la solidarité de l’église avec Standing Rock. C’est un moment de Kairos et nous nous trouvons au beau milieu ».« Je tiens à remercier tous ceux de toutes traditions religieuses qui sont venus nous soutenir…. C’est le point de rencontre de la tradition catholique romaine à la tradition wiccane en passant par la tradition orthodoxe, c’est le point de rencontre de nos traditions religieuses, nous sommes parvenus à un nouveau point ».L’Église épiscopale a soutenu les protecteurs de l’eau et leurs alliés depuis le mois d’août lorsque l’opposition à l’oléoduc de Dakota Access a véritablement commencé. « Et ce soutien va continuer » a ajouté John Floberg.L’Église continuera à apporter soutien, réconfort et accompagnement pastoral aux gens sur place et John Floberg encourage les épiscopaliens à continuer à venir à Standing Rock pour montrer leur solidarité. Hier, au moment où l’annonce était faite, un groupe de Rochester (État de New York) était en chemin.« Ce que nous faisons c’est de rester là où se trouvent les gens, c’est là la place de l’Église, parmi le peuple, et nous continuons à appeler les épiscopaliens et le clergé à venir ici porter témoignage. Nous ne demandons pas aux gens de rebrousser chemin ».Article complet en anglais Featured Events Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS de Lynette WilsonPosted Dec 8, 2016 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Les protecteurs de l’eau et les militants se réjouissent de la victoire pour les Amérindiens Le gouvernement fédéral empêche l’oléoduc de traverser la réserve d’eau de la tribu Sioux Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Indigenous Ministries, Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Standing Rock Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Dakota Access Pipeline, Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Two English clubs in Champions League action.

first_imgManchester City are at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League tonight, desperate for a victory to keep them in contention in Group E.City have one point after two games.The match will be played in an empty stadium after UEFA ordered the Russians to play behind closed doors as a punishment for racist chanting. Chelsea host Maribor in Group G knowing victory would leave them with one foot in the last-16.last_img

Kambi confident that strengthened commercial pipeline will overcome current trading woes

first_img Presenting its Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September), Nordic Nasdaq-listed Kambi Group Plc has detailed a robust corporate performance despite trading against a tough Q3 2016 comparative period featuring the UEFA Euro 2016 Championships.Updating investors, Kambi sustained a positive period revenue performance of €14.8 million, which sees the sports betting platform supplier generate €43 million for its year-to-date trading.Despite the firm’s positive revenue momentum, Kambi continues to be affected by lower operating margin declines due to adverse sporting results recorded across its client portfolio. A lower group operating margin of 7% (2016: 21%), would see Kambi declare a period operating EBIT of €1.1 million (Q3 2016: €3.1 million).Closing its Q3 2017 trading period, Kambi governance would declare group profits (after tax) of €800,000 (Q3 2016: €2.7 million).Detailing operational highlights, Kambi governance stated that the firm continues to strengthen its commercial pipeline adding new regulated ‘teir1 clients’ to its portfolio including Colombia’s Corredor Empresial and Bulgaria’s National Lottery operator which has launched 7777.bg with Kambi as lead platform supplier.As the firm expands its commercial footprint and secures further platform supplier contract renewals with LeoVegas and Paf, Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén states that his firm has the capabilities to deliver long-term growth its current downturn.Kristian Nylén Kambi CEO commented on Q3 2017 corporate performance “In many ways, Q3 could be viewed as a springboard quarter for Kambi. I’m pleased to report Kambi was able to continue its progress, with operator turnover rising 16% year-on-year versus a period which included the final stages of Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games.“Furthermore, this growth was delivered in the context of an unusually high operator margin of 7.5%, and means our margin for the first nine months of the year is 6.6% – a figure which falls within our projected annual range of 6.5-7%. This strengthens our belief that while margins will fluctuate due to the outcome of sporting events, we don’t see any long-term trends that suggest any continued downward pressure.”“The period saw us face a particularly tough revenue comparative in terms of both an equally strong trading margin in Q3 2016 and the impact of the 888sport contract renewal. Despite these factors, we still managed to post revenues on a par with Q3 last year.”“I’m pleased that I can once again say we have signed a new partner, this time in the shape of Bulgaria’s National Lottery, the country’s largest privately-owned gaming operator. This represents the seventh consecutive quarter in which Kambi has added a new customer. We will provide National Lottery’s online 7777.bg brand, a market leader in gaming products, with our Sportsbook. Kambi is delighted to have been chosen by National Lottery and we expect to launch during the current quarter.” Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

It’s Official: The Verizon iPhone

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology It’s finally here. The Verizon iPhone. The announcement today in New York City effectively ends AT&T’s three-year exclusivity as the phone’s sole U.S. carrier. The Verizon iPhone will go on sale early next month.Lowell McAdam, Verizon president and COO opened the announcement by touting the strength of the Verizon network. “We’ve made great broadband the hallmark of our service,” he said. “We have a history of pushing the envelope in network innovation.” McAdam was then joined on stage by Apple’s COO Tim Cook, making the long-awaited partnership official.The Verizon iPhone will have “all the features you expect” and will work on Verizon’s CDMA network, the company’s equivalent to 3G. This means the Verizon iPhone won’t be taking advantage of the LTE network that the company has been building and that it showcased last week at CES.Existing Verizon customers will be able to pre-order their iPhones on Feb. 3, and on Feb. 10, everyone will be able to order them – online and in Verizon and Apple stores. The iPhone will cost $199 for the 16 GB version and $299 for the 32 GB phone – and as with AT&T, this will require a two-year contract. Included with the Verizon iPhone, however, will be the ability to generate a mobile hotspot, connecting up to five devices.That’s something that isn’t currently available to AT&T iPhone users. While today’s announcement ends the battle between the two carriers over which company can offer the iPhone, it hardly puts an end to their competition. AT&T has long sneered at Verizon’s ability to match its data speeds. But AT&T has struggled to keep up with iPhone users’ heavy data consumption, and made the decision with the release of the iPhone 4 to restrict new customers to a limited data plan. Verizon, for its part, seems confident enough in its infrastructure that, according to The Wall Street Journal, it plans to offer iPhone customers unlimited data. There was no word at today’s press conference, however, about data caps or pricing for data plans.Verizon says it expects to be able to provide an iPhone to all its customers that want one. After the long wait for the iPhone, we’ll see if Verizon customers – and disgruntled AT&T customers – grab one now, or if they wait just a few more months, when Apple is expected to roll out an iPhone 5. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web audrey watterscenter_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Why Team India coach Greg Chappell had to be sacked

first_imgIn the hours after a telephone call was made to Sharad Pawar, an official in the BCCI tried to pin one reason down for why the Indian cricket coach Greg Chappell had to go. “Trust,” he said, “There was absolutely no trust in Greg.” India’s apocalyptic 2007 World Cup, was,In the hours after a telephone call was made to Sharad Pawar, an official in the BCCI tried to pin one reason down for why the Indian cricket coach Greg Chappell had to go. “Trust,” he said, “There was absolutely no trust in Greg.”India’s apocalyptic 2007 World Cup, was merely the tipping point. At the end, Chappell and India had no future together. The abiding principle of mutual confidence on which players and coaches function had eroded completely. The juggernaut that would crush Chappell’s own ambitions of being a successful international coach and the Indian team along with it, had been set in motion almost as soon as the aristocratic Australian took charge.It is no secret that Chappell had no time for the seniors and most of the players had no time for him.Greg ChappellThe very tools that Chappell had used as a coach eventually nailed him. Leaks, e-mails berating players, tales about their misdemeanours, text messages to the press expressing his opinion came in such a flood that eventually they drowned him. When a TV channel said a “source close to Chappell” had called the seniors in the team a “mafia”, nobody questioned the veracity of the source or the information. It was, sadly, just the kind of thing Chappell was expected to say and do.Contrary to what he maintained, Chappell not only coached the team, he tried to set his own agenda through the media. It would not be wrong to say he was far more successful with his offfield squad than his on-field team. Patrician and persuasive, within a few weeks of his arriving, it was evident that the 58-year-old former Australian captain was a man with a mask, a man with two faces. One, the high-minded cricket philosopher and entertaining raconteur. The other, a man who operated on the principle that man management and manipulation were just synonyms for each other.Through his time in India, Chappell polarized opinion: relieved that he had taken care of the thorny issue called Sourav Ganguly, the Indian Board did little to remind Chappell of his brief. In doing so, they upturned cricket’s basic principle: in any team, the captain is the boss and the coach his assistant. Chappell then showed a group of Kolkata hecklers his middle finger; it was an action that would have brought the roof over the heads of cricket coaches any where else in the world. In India, his “guts” were admired. A selector said admiringly, “If players don’t bend to Greg, they will break.” It sounded like he was talking about political prisoners and not a bunch of young, anxious athletes.There was no future together for Greg Chappell and India as the abiding principle of mutual confidence on which players and coaches function had gradually eroded completely over a period of time.  All that was in the open. Behind the scenes, Chappell worked as hard. He courted the English language press, its owners, its editors and its reporters and kept up a constant interface. Within months of arriving, he had accused players of “deliberately” playing badly, of not using his advice in one match but using it in another benefit game where there was money to be made, and sending a now famous e-mail in which he called four cricketers “cancerous”. It was claimed that a player had berated Rahul Dravid in the dressing room in an attempt to undermine his leadership, a story that was later denied as untrue.Rahul Dravid, Greg Chappell, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender SehwagWith the selectors overawed by his persona, and Dravid installed as captain, Chappell had six excellent months when India played high quality one-day cricket. They won ODI series against Sri Lanka, England and also in Pakistan. An excited young Indian player told a friend, “you just watch, no one will be able to beat us in six months.” Players responded to the new fielding drills, to having a relaxed, new voice in the dressing room and mostly to the drug that gives cricketers a high: victory.If was when defeat arrived, first on the tour of Pakistan and then later in the West Indies that started the team’s long slide, it became apparent that the coach had a problem handling failure. There was a distinct pattern with Chappell: the successful player was embraced and anointed as the next big thing. After his terrific run in limited overs cricket, Yuvraj Singh was privately touted as the future India captain. A few months later, that future captain became M.S. Dhoni. All failures were tossed aside.CHAPPELL’S JUGGERNAUT ROLLS TO A HALTMAY 2005 Greg Chappell is appointed the coach of the Indian team till the 2007 World Cup.SEPTEMBER 2005 Has a spat with Ganguly on the tour to Zimbabwe. OCTOBER 2005 Selectors drop Sourav Ganguly from the ODI team.NOVEMBER 2006 Ganguly proclaims that Chappell’s mantra of the ‘processes’ being moreimportant than the results won’t work in a country like India.FEBRUARY 2007 Takes credit for the revival of Ganguly’s form, saying the move to drop him helped.MARCH 2007 India is knocked out of the World Cup and Chappell faces the press in a volatile conference, saying the responsibility must be shared.APRIL 2007 News stories claiming that Chappell had criticised senior players and called them a ‘mafia’ shock India.APRIL 4, 2007 Reports claim Tendulkar hurt at Chappell doubting the attitude ofseniors. Later in the day, Chappell calls Sharad Pawar and calls itquits.There was never any doubting the man’s knowledge of batting or indeed the thought he gave to cricket. Chappell’s was the classic case of the maestro who could perform but was incapable of teaching his art in a sustained and meaningful way. Or indeed of accepting that there were a few things he could not do. There was little wrong with his principles of youth and regeneration, either-except in the matter of his choices and the manner in which he openly preferred some players to others. Australian, Paul Wilson, who had worked with Chappell when he was the coach of South Australia said Chappell was a “fantastic” individual skills and batting coach. “But he was poor when it came to looking after a group of people… A lot of guys fell by the wayside. Greg didn’t seem to worry himself with a lot of the guys and they didn’t feel led.”Dravid and Chappell, both selfstarters who had risen high in the game, vibed well intellectually. The men they were in charge of were not the same; it was in negotiating those differences that both the captain and the coach stumbled. In South Africa, a player admitted that most of the team had “switched off” from the coach. Dravid organised meetings without Chappell to draw the group closer together, older players were used to bring the younger men into the loop. The notion that seniors “hammered and abused” youngsters drew this terse response from a World Cupper. “Sack us, drop us, we deserve it, we played badly. But don’t tell lies.”Chappell’s is a muddied legacy. Sanjay Manjrekar said he held a mirror up to Indian cricket. Ian Chappell, usually forceful about the superfluousness of cricket coaches, said it was no use expecting his brother to “act like an Indian” when he had been hired because of his knowledge as an Australian cricketer. If Greg Chappell had been the first foreign cricket coach for India, in all probability the team wouldn’t have had a second. In a lot that he did, Chappell merely highlighted differences instead of strengthening similarities with his players.Pinning India’s failures on one man would be dishonest; rather like Chappell’s eager leaps to take credit whenever the players succeeded. “It starts with me,” Dravid had said after the Cup exit and every Indian cricketer would do well to accept the same. Chappell was the maestro who could perform, but was incapable of communicating his art. Chappell did not play those two utterly miserable Cup matches for India. But as he leaves, he is neither the sacrificial scapegoat nor the helpless Western victim of eastern intrigue, just the wrong man for the job who had to go. By the time the World Cup ended, Chappell had overdrawn his credit on the stature he enjoyed in cricket.There is plenty that is wrong with Indian cricket and indeed with India. It is shambolic, disorganised, chaotic, slothful, it does little by logic or method or a concrete plan.But India can do one thing with unerring accuracy. It knows how to strip a man of his mask.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Top 10 finishers in 1st PH OCR Open earn national team pool slots

first_imgCLARK—The top ten finishers of the first Philippine OCR National Open last Sunday have earned their spots in the national training pool for Obstacle Course Racing, which is making its debut in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Jeffrey Reginio topped the men’s Elite category, finishing the 10-kilometer course composed of 25 obstacles at Clark Global City here in just 50 minutes and 34 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Clippers send Suns to 9th straight loss with OT win Fans are in a frenzy as Netflix reveals that Henry Cavill is coming to Manila Comelec disputes PCIJ report on voter turnout in Lanao del Sur town View comments Manolito Divina came in at second place, crossing the finish line just two minutes behind Reginio while Nathaniel Sanchez (53:38), Racky Madorable (54:52) and Gab Rosario (56:40) rounded out the top five in the men’s division.In the women’s side, Sarah Lim Narvaza conquered the Conquer Challenge race—which was also participated by other OCR enthusiasts and beginners—in one hour, 14 minutes and 52 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefCrystal Umala trailed Narvaza by less than a minute, coming in at 1:15:25. Glorien Merisco finished at 1:17:09The athletes will be part of the national training pool from which the athletes who will compete in the regional meet, hosted by the Philippines in December, this year will be chosen. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony MOST READ Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Duterte urged to order review of all power deals with generation firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 3 IS-linked gunmen slain in Maguindanao offensives Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more