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Super 15 – missed it? Here are the highlights – Video

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Missed the latest round of the Super 15 with so much attention on the RBS 6 Nations? Or perhaps you’d like a taster of the rugby the Crusaders and Sharks are going to dish up this Sunday at Twickenham. We here are the highlights from round four.last_img

Young women spend months living monastic life with Canadian nuns

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] More than 10 months after a group of young women began living with members of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto, Candada the inaugural Companions on the Way program is drawing to a close.The sisters officially commissioned five companions in September 2016, though three were unable to stay for the entire duration of the program. The companions joined in living the monastic lifestyle of the sisters, devoting their days to work, study, prayer and spiritual contemplation.Full article. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Posted Jul 26, 2017 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth & Young Adults Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Young women spend months living monastic life with Canadian nuns Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Venezuela’s people mobilize behind Maduro

first_imgThis article, original published at pagina12.com (tinyurl.com/y75d5k2d/), was translated by Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto.Jan. 27 — Convincing yourself of your own lie can be a fatal mistake. It wouldn’t be the first time the Venezuelan right wing made it. Since the attempt to form a parallel government began this January, they have repeated that Chavism is nothing more than Nicolás Maduro locked up in the Miraflores Palace surrounded by the top military leaders tied to him by corruption. All that needs to be done, they say, is push over this dead, no, extinct tree. In 2017 they said the same thing: They overestimated their strength; they underestimated Chavism, the Bolivarian Revolution. That reading led them to carry out violent assaults and was followed by a succession of political defeats. These brought them to today’s scenario in which they claim they will overthrow Maduro, again by force.The reality of Chavism is different. First, it is still mobilized. The pro-government forces expressed themselves not only in the Jan. 23 march — which the right wing and the big media tried to make invisible — but also in the mobilizations that followed the next two days, such as Friday’s (Jan. 25) in Vargas, a town near Caracas. It’s useful here to smash two right-wing myths. First, that the support for Maduro is due to a clientele network, and second, that those who mobilize do so because they have to. Between 37 and 41 percent of the Venezuelan people define themselves as Chavistas, according to the pollster Hinterlaces, and their relationships within the current political process are complex.The people’s relation to the current political process vary, with a complex combination of alienation and exhaustion due to the depths of the economic difficulties pushing one way, and the desire to close ranks another, when it is evident that Venezuelans are facing a coup d’état directed from the United States. Chavismo, organizedThis Chavismo also has another characteristic: its levels of organization and politicization. There is an organizational fabric in the popular neighborhoods and rural areas. These consist of communal councils, communes, local supply and production committees, communal markets, peasant councils, productive enterprises, Bolivarian militias, among other initiatives. Chavismo has an associative and territorial dimension. The right does not have an organized presence in these areas, which is why it resorts to armed and paid groups to create focal points that might gain the backing of the local people.Add to this network the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the main political instrument of Chavismo. It’s the largest party in the country, which has not shown splits. The reflection of unity in the face of aggression is powerful. The right seeks to split it, to provoke defections, defectors who are later presented as heroes. This political strength is combined with the lack of response to the [right-wing] call for a coup d’état by the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) and the different state bodies. In 2017, the right had managed to get the Attorney General to turn around in relation to the government. Not this time, however, as only one Supreme Court justice left his post and requested asylum in the United States. It is not enough for a forceful action like the one on the table. The situation of absolute weakness of Chavismo presented by the right is therefore an invention having no basis in what is happening — neither in popular neighborhoods nor in high state bodies. Does the right believe what it claims? Of course the government also has weaknesses, products of the attacks, its own errors and unstable internal balance. The prolonged economic downturn is the most corroding factor. That is why one of the strategies announced by the United States resides in deepening the fronts of the blockade on the economy to dry up an economy dependent on oil and imports. From this it is also clear that the strength of the parallel government’s plan depends not on its support at home but from international actors.The international arenaThe mismatch between the two variables is crystal clear as seen from within Venezuela. Saturday (Jan. 26) made it obvious: While the day passed peacefully in Caracas and the countryside, the extraordinary meeting of the United Nations Security Council was an arena of confrontations between the bloc led by the United States on one side and the countries opposed to the advance of the intervention on the other. That is where the main movements are at play today. The right wing in Venezuela seems to be waiting to receive instructions from abroad — depending on how the different actions undertaken develop. International positions have sharpened. There is clear support for Maduro from Russia and others. There is also the consolidation of the alliance self-named the “international community.” The latter includes the United States, France and Germany, the real leaders of the European Union; and Spain, which sets the agenda toward Latin America for neocolonial tasks, Great Britain, Canada, and the Lima Group without Mexico. It is too risky to predict how these variables will evolve, although so far it seems that the United States is advancing step-by-step within an established plan. The question that circulates at this hour is: What is the U.S. time frame for carrying out the overthrow of Maduro? Is the plan to accelerate at the Venezuelan level once the international framework is established according to U.S. need? With which actors? Or is the plan to enter a medium-term framework? There is one element that so far has not entered into action with the force that was expected: the government of Colombia.Politics does not work like chess, particularly when the world is no longer unipolar as it was in the 1990s when the United States could make and unmake at will. The way in which the war in Syria has mutated is a clear example. Nor is Venezuela an arena where the calculations so far have given the U.S. the results Washington expected; and the Venezuelan right has turned out to be a lousy and costly investment. The current coup attempt is the fourth assault on the government in six years.One of the explanations for understanding why the U.S. has failed in this coup objective, time and again, is its evaluation of Chavism — its complexities, powers, architectures and its response capacities when Chavism finds itself against the ropes.Underestimating the adversary, in this case the enemy — because of how the opponents of Chavism have posed the conflict — is a central error. The right wing is still committing it. Will the United States do the same?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rural Banks Feeling Farm Economy Pressure

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Three years of lower farm income has small bankers on notice. Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank executive director Esther George said this week, “I wouldn’t say we’re in a crisis, but we are seeing signs of underperforming loans.” She suggested the Fed should consider raising interest rates now as the overall national economy seems ready for increases and low rates may be intensifying pressure felt by rural banks. While she says the banking industry is in a better position than a few years ago, George comments that “the banking industry does not benefit in a low-interest rate environment.” With little room to move interest rates lower, she says moving rates up now will avoid bringing risk to the economy later.George adds that the sagging agriculture economy is one of the most carefully monitored sectors in the economy right now by the Federal Reserve.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 12, 2016 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Rural Banks Feeling Farm Economy Pressure Previous articleConsumers Backing Away from Higher Priced Cage-Free EggsNext articleOn Target: The New Goal of Spray Technology Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Rural Banks Feeling Farm Economy Pressurelast_img read more

Blanket Coverage – College Football Bowl and Season Recap Special

first_imgTCU News Now 4/28/2021 Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ printJack and Noah dive into the 2019 college football season one last time, talking about every bowl game, looking at our pre-bowl season pick records, and breaking down the College Football Playoff National Championship game. We finish up with overall and individual standouts and weak links in each major conference. TAGSball don’t lieblanket coveragecfbcfpplayoffs Facebook 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddIt Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West ReddIt Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ + posts 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Facebook Twitter 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Linkedin Previous articleWomen’s basketball takes down Iowa State on the road, 77-74Next articleMen’s basketball drops second-straight game in blowout Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallace Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

Four journalists facing possible 14-year jail terms on state secrets charge

first_imgNews Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News Four journalists with the Unity Weekly newspaper and the newspaper’s CEO have been detained for the past four days in connection with a report about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory in the northwestern city of Pauk.“We firmly condemn the detention of these journalists and call on the authorities to release them without delay,” said Lucie Morillon, Reporters Without Borders head of research. “This latest violation of freedom of information is indicative of legislative gaps in Burma, which is finding it hard to adopt a media law. The public has a right to be informed on a subject of general interest like this. Journalists who are just doing their job must be protected, and if anyone has to be prosecuted, it should be the newspaper. Under no circumstances should journalists be imprisoned because of the content of their articles.”Published on 25 January, the offending story was headlined “A secret chemical weapon factory of the former generals, Chinese technicians and the commander-in-chief at Pauk Township.”Unity Weekly reporter Lu Maw Naing was the first to be arrested. Police detained him in Pauk on 31 January on a charge of violating the state secrets law, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. The authorities told his family that, in view of the charge, he could not be freed on bail and that he would be transferred to a special police unit near Pakokku.Unity Weekly CEO Tint San and three more of the newspaper’s journalists ¬– Yarzar Oo, Paing Thet Kyaw (Aung Thura) and Sithu Soe – were arrested the next day. Shortly before his arrest, Tint San told The Irrawaddy newspaper that he could prove the story’s claims and that he was “ready to face whatever happens.”The authorities meanwhile seized copies of the offending Unity Weekly issue throughout the country.The story reported that the chemical weapons plant was built in 2009 on more than 3,000 hectares of land confiscated from farmers and that it was visited by former army chief Than Shwe in 2009 and by the country’s vice-presidents in 2011 and 2013.“Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the precarious status of Burma’s journalists, which has also been highlighted by the case of Weekly Eleven reporter Ma Khine,” Morillon added.An appeal court in the city of Loikaw rejected Ma Khine’s appeal on 27 January. She was sentenced on 17 December to three months in prison on charges of trespassing, using abusive language and defamation in connection with her visit to a lawyer’s home for an interview on 27 October.The company that owns Weekly Eleven said it would not appeal against the latest ruling because Ma Khine would be released by the time it was heard.Burma rose 18 places in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index to be ranked 151st out of 179 countries. News February 4, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists facing possible 14-year jail terms on state secrets charge News MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further Credit photo : DVB May 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Receive email alerts May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Follow the news on Myanmar RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

CFPB Reports Another $107 Million Returned to Consumers Through Supervisory Actions

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / CFPB Reports Another $107 Million Returned to Consumers Through Supervisory Actions in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News CFPB Reports Another $107 Million Returned to Consumers Through Supervisory Actions Share Save Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Servicers Supervisory Actions Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Supervisory actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recovered $107 million in relief for more than 238,000 consumers, according to the Bureau’s latest supervision report outlining illegal practices the Bureau’s examiners uncovered during the three-month period, according to an announcement from the CFPB on Tuesday.“Our supervisory activities in the past few months have returned $107 million to hundreds of thousands of harmed consumers,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. “Borrowers should not be mistreated when trying to repay their loans. We will continue to shine light on the problems we observe in areas such as servicing, consumer reporting, and debt collection, and hold companies accountable when they do not treat borrowers fairly.”Among the findings in the report were that mortgage servicers failed to automatically terminate mortgage insurance and reimburse consumers. Examiners found that more than one mortgage servicer was in violation of the Homeowners Protection Act when they failed to automatically terminate private mortgage insurance for borrowers who were eligible to have such insurance automatically terminated. Under the Homeowners Protection Act, borrowers are eligible to have private mortgage insurance automatically terminated (and servicers are required to terminate the insurance) when the principal balance of the loan is scheduled to reach 78 percent of the original value of the property, according to the CFPB.“We will continue to shine light on the problems we observe in areas such as servicing, consumer reporting, and debt collection, and hold companies accountable when they do not treat borrowers fairly.”Richard CordrayThe CFPB has authority under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 to supervise banks and credit unions with assets totaling more than $10 billion, along with certain nonbanks that include mortgage companies, payday lenders, private student lenders, and other nonbanks the CFPB has determined to be “large participants” in the financial market.The report issued Tuesday was the ninth edition of Supervisory Highlights. The problems the CFPB finds during supervisory examinations are often resolved without enforcement action non-publicly. Such actions have occurred recently in the areas of mortgage servicing, mortgage origination, deposits, and credit cards. From May 2015 to August 2015, such actions resulted in $107 million in restitution to more than 238,000 consumers.To view the Supervisory Highlights report issued Tuesday, click here.  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 3, 2015 1,004 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Servicers Supervisory Actions 2015-11-03 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: RMBS Suit Filed by S&P Investors is Denied Revival by U.S. Supreme Court Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 11/4/2015last_img read more

Woman arrested following assault on hospital worker

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Woman arrested following assault on hospital worker Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Facebook Previous articlePSNI receive reports of threatening scam emailNext articleBishop McKeown carries out Easter Blessing of graves of City Cemetery News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – April 12, 2020 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Gardaí have arrested and charged a 24 year-old woman following an assault at a Sligo Hospital at around 7.30am yesterday, Saturday morning.During the altercation, the woman assaulted a Hospital worker. She was later arrested under the Public Order Act and taken to Ballymote Garda station.The woman appeared before a special sitting of Sligo District Court yesterday evening. Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Around the world

first_img Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011 You Might Like Work begins on Brundidge Street Workers work on a water line at the intersection of South Brundidge Street and Smith Street in Troy, Ala., Wednesday,… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Around the world Email the author By Jaine Treadwell They learned about the ancient Roman Colosseum where gladiators often fought for their freedom.They learned about pythons and iguanas that inhabit Mexico and how Chinese eat rice with chopsticks.“The children learned amazing facts about the different countries from volunteers who dressed in the native costumes and spoke the native tongue,” Colvin said. “Our theme for this summer’s library program for our six through 11-year-olds is ‘Around the World in Eighty Days.’ They did take a trip around the world and it was an exciting adventure for all of them.”Colvin said today’s world is truly a “small world” and it’s important of children to be exposed to different cultures. Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content “Today’s travels were fun and educational and hopefully will encourage the children to want to know more about life in other countries and learn more by reading,” Colvin said. “Next week, we’ll bring in critters from around the world and that’s one of the children’s favorite programs. On June 21, we’ll have Craft Day from Around the World and each child will have an opportunity to make up to four international crafts.”On June 28, the children will discover Wayang, the ancient art of shadow puppet theater.“This will be a new type of puppet show for the children and it’s one they will really enjoy,” Colvin said. “I want to remind all of those who are participating in our reading program that reading logs are due by July 12. So, keep reading because reading will take you anywhere in the world you want to go.” Latest Stories Daniel Niu and Karneshia Davis got a close-up look at a lizard during the Summer Library Program at Troy Public Library this week.(Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Library program gives youngsters a chance to explore the worldThe children who are participating in the Summer Library Program at the Troy Public Library were issued personal passports for a trip around the world Tuesday afternoon. Delta Airlines issued them their wings so they could make the trip in time for their parents to pick them up an hour later.“The children had a wonderful time traveling the world,” said Teresa Colvin, children’s librarian. “We traveled to Korea, Italy, China, India, Russia and Mexico and learned about the cultures in each of those countries.”The children learned about Russian matryoshka or nesting dolls, which are colorful, hand painted dolls of decreasing sizes that fit inside one another. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Articlelast_img read more

Farmhouse Fare links up with golden syrup brand

first_imgLancashire-based Farmhouse Fare has teamed up with Lyle’s Golden Syrup to launch a new luxury syrup sponge pudding.The 500g, family size pudding is one of eight new luxury puddings launched by Farmhouse Fare. The line-up includes two 700g puddings Luxury Sticky Toffee and Luxury Sticky Chocolate; two 500g puddings Luxury Sticky Toffee Apple and Luxury Sticky Gingerbread and Treacle; two 450g puddings Luxury Bakewell Sponge and Luxury Lemon Sponge; and a 600g Creamy Rice Pudding with Red Fruit Compote.”The Lyle’s branded pudding will attract more younger families to the traditional desserts market by combining the best quality sponge with the most well known golden syrup brand, presented in an instantly recognisable pack,” said Nigel Parrott, marketing director at the Daniel’s Group.MRP: £2.99www.farmhousefare.co.uklast_img read more