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South Dakota Governor signs sports betting bill into law

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting South Dakota Governor signs sports betting bill into law Read the full story on iGB North America. Kristi Noem, Governor of South Dakota, has signed off on a bill that will legalize sports wagering in the city of Deadwood. Sports wagering services provider licenses will cost $2,000, with operators also required to pay an annual renewal fee of $2,000 to retain this permit. The bill did not state how much tax operators will have to pay, nor how many licenses would be awarded. The South Dakota Commission on Gaming will be responsible for regulating the market. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Introduced in January, Senate Bill 44 amends existing laws, allowing players in Deadwood to place legal sports bets in Deadwood, the only area of the state where any form of gambling is permitted. Consumers must first register in-person at a licensed casino in the city, after which they will be able to bet via mobile from within the casino premises. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Legal Email Address Regions: South Dakota 22nd March 2021 | By Robert Fletcherlast_img read more

Forget gold! I’d buy UK shares now to double my money in the stock market rally

first_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The recent stock market rally highlights how quickly UK shares can rise when investor sentiment improves. For example, the FTSE 250 is up over 20% since the start of November.There are a number of risks that continue to face the world economy. But the long-term prospects for many industries are likely to improve as disruption reduces in response to vaccine deployment.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…Therefore, now may be the right time to buy UK stocks while their valuations are low in some cases. They could produce higher returns than defensive assets such as gold in the coming years.A long-term stock market rallyEven though many UK shares have risen in price in the recent stock market rally, a number of sectors continue to contain companies trading well below their long-term average valuations. This suggests there are still opportunities to buy undervalued shares in high-quality companies for the long term.As the economy recovers, they could gain in price as their financial performances improve and investors become more positive about their prospects.The likelihood of a long-term stock market rise seems to be high. The FTSE 350 has always not only recovered from its downturns, it’s also always gone on to post new record highs. Therefore, buying shares now while there seems to be further scope for capital growth could be a shrewd move.Doubling an investment in UK sharesA long-term stock market rally could provide the right conditions for an investment in UK shares to double in value. Even if the stock market only matches its past returns, it could take only eight or nine years to double in value, since the FTSE 250 has posted annual total returns of around 9% in the last 20 years.Of course, an investor could outperform the stock market’s historic returns, as well as its future returns, by purchasing high-quality companies at low prices. Historically, they have provided the greatest recovery potential after a market downturn, since investors may have been overly cautious in assessing their capacity to make gains as the world economy recovers.Avoiding goldWhile gold has enjoyed a strong performance since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, its long-term prospects may be less impressive. Certainly, low interest rates are likely to aid its performance. However, a large part of its appeal until now has been its defensive characteristics. Since investors are likely to become more upbeat and less risk averse in the coming years during a stock market rally, a portfolio of stocks could be a better means of doubling an initial investment.As such, now could be the right time to pivot from gold to shares. Although volatility may be higher in equity markets compared to precious metals prices, the potential rewards on offer could be significantly greater on a long-term basis. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Saturday, 16th January, 2021 Forget gold! I’d buy UK shares now to double my money in the stock market rally Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias tendrá solicitudes disponibles…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Oct 2, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] La Junta de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias anunció un cambio en la cronología para presentar las solicitudes de subvenciones para el 2013. Las solicitudes de subvenciones serán aceptadas solamente en la línea del Internet a partir del 1 de enero hasta el 28 de febrero del 2013.Conocida en el todo el mundo como UTO, las subvenciones Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias son otorgadas para proyectos sobre necesidades humanas que ayuden a aliviar los problemas de pobreza, tanto nacional como internacional dentro de las provincias anglicanas, diócesis y diócesis compañeras.“La junta de la UTO queria compartir el cambio de la cronología, ya que se han empezado a recibir solicitaciones de información”, indicó Barbi Tinder, Convocante de la Junta del Comité de Subvenciones UTO “La nueva cronología ha sido reestructurada para mejor eficienia y revisión de las solicitudes”.Los solicitantes interesados pueden revisar por el internet los criterios y cambios en las subvenciones a partir de 1ro de noviembre; http://www.episcopalchurch.org/uto.Las solicitudes para las subvenciones serán revisadas en marzo para su conformidad, y luego serán revisadas por los miembros de la Junta de UTO. La session de otorgación de subvención UTO y la reunión de la Junta se llevarán a cabo en mayo; las subvenciones otorgadas y las rechazadas serán anunciadas en junio.Información importante para solicitar las subvenciones:– se debe presentar una solicitud por cada diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal, con la aprobación del obispo del diocesano;– se debe presentar una solicitud por una diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal de los Estados Unidos a nombre de una diócesis compañera en el extranjero, (la relación de compañerismo pued ser formal o informal), con la aprobación de los dos obispos del diocesano;– se debe presentar una solicitud por las provincias invitadas de la comunión anglicana, con la aprobación del Arzobispo o Primado o Secretario del Provincial y, si corresponde, del obispo del diocesano.Los fondos otorgados por la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias son las recolecciones/fondos/contribuciones recibidas en las ofrendas del Blue Box; ofrendas de cambio realizadas por los episcopales en todas las Iglesias. El eslogan de la UT es “Nuestro cambio cambian vidas”. Las subvenciones que tienen una concentración en cambiar vidas y comunidades tienen prioridad al momento de decidir otorgar las subvenciones.Para obtener más información comuníquese con: Barbi Tinder, Convocante de la Junta del Comité de Subvenciones, [email protected]; Sarita Redd, Presidenta de la UTO, [email protected]; o con Michelle Jobson, UTO Asociada de Subvenciones, [email protected], 1-800-334-7626, extensión 6022. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias tendrá solicitudes disponibles en enero Se anunció el cambio en la cronología Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

Praying ‘that this Ebola passes over’ in Liberia

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Liberian soldiers check people travelling in Bomi County Aug. 11. Liberian troops set up Ebola roadblocks and stopped public access to some of the worst-hit towns after the country declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease on record. Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] Liberian Archbishop Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart is praying to God “that this Ebola passes over” western Africa and his people are restored to health soon.Hart, who spoke to Episcopal News Service Aug. 18 via telephone from his office in Monrovia’s Trinity Cathedral, spent the previous day visiting churches of all denominations in the capital city to urge people to practice the preventative measures being called for by medical and governmental workers and “to refrain from anything that will bring Ebola to us.”Also on Aug. 18, Hart e-mailed ENS a two-page letter explaining that a widely reported recent statement by the Liberian Council of Churches about the need for prayer over the Ebola outbreak had been changed by an unknown person to include a reference to homosexuality and then released to the media. Hart is president of the council.The Liberian Observer newspaper reported July 31 that the council had called for three days of national “indoor fasting and prayer” Aug. 6-8. The newspaper said that the first resolve of the resolution calling for the days of prayer read “that God is angry with Liberia, and that Ebola is a plague. Liberians have to pray and seek God’s forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts (such as homosexualism, etc.) that continue to penetrate our society. As Christians, we must repent and seek God’s forgiveness.”In his letter to ENS, Hart wrote that the call for prayer arose out of a council meeting in which the church leaders used Scripture to understand that they were “in the midst of a plague” and that, like the children of Israel, they and the nation were called to pray, fast and repent.“As we talked about the state of our nation and how the most vulnerable of our society – women, children, the poor, the voiceless, continue to suffer the consequences of a post war nation that still lacks basic health care, education and economic empowerment, we, the leaders, felt that if God is angry at us, we must have done something against God’s will.”Council members agreed that the nation needed to repent of its “shortcomings, including greed, corruption and the lack of stewardship for the care of our nation and its people.”The discussion during the meeting included a conversation about human sexuality. The council is theologically diverse “and so we will interpret the teachings on human sexuality in more than one way,” Hart wrote.“While we all agree with the protection of all people from acts of sexual violence, some of my colleagues believe that the sexual orientation of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters is against God’s will,” he said in the letter.However, there was no agreement to mention human sexuality in the church council statement, Hart wrote, and “neither I nor my colleagues who have a different view on human sexuality, approved the inclusion of the word ‘homosexuality’ as something for which the nation has to repent.”“Someone chose to include that one word” to a statement that he thought all members had agreed on, Hart wrote.The archbishop left immediately after the meeting to travel to the southeastern part of Liberia and, he wrote, without internet access he had “no way of knowing what the statement said” until he returned to Monrovia to calls from “very angry Liberian Episcopalians in Liberia and around the world.”In the Aug. 18 letter Hart wrote that as president of the church council he should have “personally reviewed the final statement, edited it.”“I profoundly regret that I did not,” he wrote.Hart apologized to “anyone and everyone who was hurt by that statement” and wrote that he hopes the statement’s problems do not define his church’s “incredible witness” in Liberia.Faithful witness in LiberiaThat witness is anchored in faith. Liberians have always turned to their faith in troubled times, the archbishop wrote, “from the bloody military coup d’etat execution of certain government officials, who were some of our parishioners and relatives, to the 14 years of senseless and bloody civil war that saw the worst human behavior, and now this Ebola virus.”Liberian Archbishop Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte HartHart said that Ebola is a new and different war. “Unlike the war where we knew there were soldiers and rebels armed with weapons and deep hatred, this new war is silent, invisible, but just as devastating.”Health workers in the Liberian capital of Monrovia are being overwhelmed in their efforts to collect and properly dispose of the bodies of those who have died from Ebola, Hart told ENS.Sometimes people run out of patience to wait and so “sometimes they go on a rampage to attract police,” he said.Weekend violence at a clinic for testing and monitoring people who had been exposed to Ebola occurred, according to what Hart had learned, because residents of the surrounding community thought that the patients did in fact have Ebola. They attacked the clinic “and made away with some of the health center’s materials,” he said.News accounts of the attack in what Hart called “one of the worst slum areas” of Monrovia reported that bloody sheets and mattresses were also taken and that 17 people being kept at the clinic had disappeared.According to Hart, people also are struggling with the conflicting desires to care for their sick family members and prepare the bodies of those who have died with the necessity of not coming in contact with the bodily fluids through which Ebola, a hemorrhagic virus, spreads.He said he and others in the churches and in government are urging people to set up hand-washing stations and to wash their hands frequently in chlorine-treated water.In addition, there are people who “still do not believe what is happening is Ebola – who still do not believe that there is Ebola in our country,” Hart said.Ebola deaths increasing throughout West AfricaThe current Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013 and now involves Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, according to the United Nations’ World Health Organization.On Aug. 15, WHO said that between Aug. 12-13, a total of 152 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable and suspect cases) as well as 76 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began, there have been 2,127 laboratory-confirmed, probable and suspect cases and 1,145 laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect deaths, the organization said.“The scale, duration, and lethality of the Ebola outbreak have generated a high level of public fear and anxiety, which extends well beyond west Africa,” another press release from WHO said. “Such reactions are understandable, given the high fatality rate and the absence of a vaccine or cure.”The organization acknowledged that people are looking everywhere for cures and that some are placing their hopes in dangerous products and practices. “All rumors of any other effective products or practices are false,” WHO said in the release. “Their use can be dangerous. In Nigeria, for example, at least two people have died after drinking salt water, rumored to be protective.”“The most effective personal behaviors are avoiding well-known high-risk situations, knowing the symptoms of infection, and reporting early for testing and care. Evidence suggests that early supportive care improves the prospects of survival,” the statement said.The organization also cautioned people against hoping for the widespread effectiveness of experimental drugs to treat Ebola, which it authorized last week, because of safety concerns, difficulty in administration in such settings and the limited supply of the drugs.WHO has called the outbreak “the largest, most severe and most complex” since the disease was first seen in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1976. The disease killed 280 during that outbreak, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Praying ‘that this Ebola passes over’ in Liberia Archbishop details scene in Monrovia, explains church council statement Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 18, 2014 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Health & Healthcare Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Africa, 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

United Society backs plan to eradicate AIDS by 2030

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Washington, DC Health & Healthcare, HIV/AIDS Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Gavin DrakePosted May 17, 2016 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 Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, [Anglican Communion News Service] A United Nations plan to eradicate AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 has been welcomed by the Anglican mission agency United Society (formerly USPG); but U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns that instead of eradication, the AIDS epidemic could be prolonged indefinitely if urgent action is not implemented within the next five years. The plan will be discussed during a high level meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York next month.“The AIDS response has delivered more than results,” Ban said. “It has delivered the aspiration and the practical foundation to end the epidemic by 2030. But if we accept the status quo unchanged, the epidemic will rebound in several low- and middle-income countries.“Our tremendous investment, and the world’s most inspiring movement for the right to health, will have been in vain.”Ban made his comments in a report, On the Fast-Track to end the AIDS epidemic, which has been produced for the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, which will take place between June 8-10 at the U.N.’s General Assembly building in New York.Ban said the progress is “inspiring,” and described it as a “major global victory” reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral therapy nine months before a December 2015 U.N.-set deadline.Ban’s report underlines the critical role civil society has played in securing many of the gains made and the leadership provided by people living with HIV. It says that “community efforts have been key to removing many of the obstacles faced in scaling up the AIDS response, including reaching people at risk of HIV infection with HIV services, helping people to adhere to treatment and reinforcing other essential health services.”The United Society’s program adviser, Evie Vernon, describes the U.N. plan to eradicate AIDS as “good news indeed.”She said: “Many have prayed in words and in action for just this possibility and are poised to help to ensure it comes to pass.”A major step towards the 2030 eradication target comes in 2020, when the U.N. hope there will be fewer than 500,000 people newly infected with HIV; and fewer than 500,000 people dying from AIDS-related causes.“These goals are really ambitious as UNAIDS estimates 2014 figures for people living with HIV at 36.9 million and newly infected people at 2 million,” Evie Vernon said. “Nevertheless, it is possible if governments and civil society organizations work together. . .“Faith-based organizations have always played a key role in the response to HIV and AIDS. This includes the United society; we continue to support programs to combat the impact of HIV and AIDS run by Anglican Churches around the world.”In Tanzania, the United Society supports a range of health programs, including providing support for the development of the Anglican Church of Tanzania’s strategic health plan and training for health coordinators. And in the Chamwino district of the Dodoma region, the United Society is helping the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV initiative.This involves providing antiretroviral drugs to women with HIV during pregnancy, labor and breastfeeding; providing HIV care and treatment for women and their children; the prevention of HIV among women of reproductive age; and providing counseling and contraceptives for women living with HIV.In Zimbabwe, where nearly 1.2 million adults are living with HIV, the United Society is working to remove the stigma surrounding the disease. “lives are being lost because people are reluctant to ask questions or come forward for testing and treatment,” the United Society says on its website.“HIV also creates poverty. As lives are lost, households lose income. Sometimes children are sent out to work to make ends meet, but they miss out on school and the chance of an education and better-paid employment in the future. And so the cycle of poverty continues.”Research in the country shows that only 26 percent of people with HIV felt comfortable enough to share their HIV status with their church leader; and that thousands of children are being expelled or suspended from school because their parents are HIV-positive.Young people, aged between 15 and 19, were found to be particularly sensitive to stigma. Only three percent of those approached were willing to take part in a survey.“Stigma remains a major barrier for people living with HIV in Zimbabwe,” Mucha Mukamuri, the executive director of the Zimbabwe National Network of People (ZNNP) Living with HIV, a United Society partner in the country, said. “We have been able to share with politicians empirical evidence of the stigma, and this is galvanizing a political will to tackle the problem.“We want to enable understanding among faith communities. We want churches to create an environment in which people can openly disclose their status,” he said.The research being conducted by the United Society and ZNNP is being used to break down HIV stigma in the church and “helping people to talk more openly about God’s care for people with HIV,” the United Society said. Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS United Society backs plan to eradicate AIDS by 2030 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more

Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball

first_imgMonday Mar 27, 2017 Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk was picked up on camera for this off the ball piece of foul play during their Super Rugby round 5 match against the Stormers on Saturday. Former Reds player Quirk was held down, so appeared to lose his cool a little bit as he attempted to get up.ADVERTISEMENTBeing held back or down illegally can be one of the most frustrating things to be on the wrong end of when trying to compete for your team, but as the laws – and logic – currently state, you cannot use your elbow or knee on another player, particularly their head.The Stormers won the game 44-31 in Singapore. You can view highlights of the match herecredit: supersport Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Bagh Jannat / Bracket Design Studio

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779684/bagh-jannat-bracket-design-studio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779684/bagh-jannat-bracket-design-studio Clipboard “COPY” 2015 photographs:  Farshid NasrabadiPhotographs:  Farshid Nasrabadi+ 27 Share Year:  Area:  305 m² Area:  305 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Iran CopyDetail Design:Mehdi Holakouei, Parisa HaghshenasDesign Team:Shadi muhammadi, Bahar Sa’adatfardStructure:F.Arabzadeh, M.NilipourMechanical:Soroush SalehiConstruction Director:M.HosseinzadehContractors:Mohammad Farzadi, Salsal Sang SepahanGraphic:Panah Nafissi, Arman KajbafzadehAssociates:Amir Shafaeizadeh, Mahta Rajaei, Arash Vafaei, Ali Etemadi, Elnaz ShafiezadehArchitect In Charge:Shervin HosseiniCity:IsfahanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiText description provided by the architects. Bagh-Janat alley on Abbasabad district is one of the oldest wealthy neighborhoods in Isfahan. Nowadays it is really hard to trace the old big green gardens and palaces there as all of them have disappeared and turned into modern apartments during the past 50 years of modernization only producing a mixture of heterogeneous buildings with different styles, heights, and densities.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiAmong these dense buildings, it is hard to find a single housing or a small lot to develop and Bagh-Janat is one of the few. This three-level building complies with the height limit of 7 meters and appears one story high above the ground. Save this picture!Section 2The mass of the building is shaped according to the design codes, regulations and constraints, in order to provide desirable light and privacy. The setback on the upper stair -as a response to regulations – defines the entrance on the ground floor and enhances the continuity of the building façade in the alley.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiThe building receives proper daylight from northern and western voids and also from the setback on the second floor. Save this picture!Section 1The path in the northern and southern part of the site is connected visually by making a gap between the building and its west wall. Moreover, such an opening provides light for interior spaces while the windows in the façade provides air conditioning on the second floor as well as an extension of inner view and light on the ground floor. Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiLocated at the turning point of the alley, the site was likely to lose privacy due to the adjacent buildings. The dominance oftheir view to the inner spaces and the need for creating an introverted place for the client necessitates its semi-transparent façade.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiIn continuation to the brick lines of the neighboring buildings, the wooden stripes covering openings and windows combined with the light crème travertine all fit in the context.   Project gallerySee allShow lessSchool Complex Les Perséides / Atelier REC architectureSelected ProjectsPavilion Library / SpaceTong (ArchiWorkshop)Selected Projects Share Year: center_img Bagh Jannat / Bracket Design Studio Photographs Architects: Bracket Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Projects 2015 Bagh Jannat / Bracket Design StudioSave this projectSaveBagh Jannat / Bracket Design StudioHouses•Isfahan, Iran CopyAbout this officeBracket Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsfahanIranPublished on January 04, 2016Cite: “Bagh Jannat / Bracket Design Studio” 04 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Where’s the beef?

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Where’s the beef? Howard Lake | 14 January 2002 | News Four hundred tonnes of beef taken off the market during the foot-and-mouth crisis is to be donated to Irish charities.Read Irish Beef to be donated to charity at online.ie. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Teens assaulted by ‘prisoners’ during Derry Halloween celebrations

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Police at Waterside are appealing for information about an assault on two youths at the weekend.The youths, who are aged 16 and 17, were walking to the Cityside via Ebrington Square with a group of friends after the fireworks display soon after midnight on Saturday.Two males in prison costumes walked past nudging one of the youths and taking a baseball bat that was part of the others fancy dress costume.The two teenagers walked across Limavady Road.The two assailants then crossed the road and assaulted them.One of the teenagers was taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries to his face, back and hands. The assailants ran off towards Foyle Fold.Police are keen to hear from anyone who can help identify them. WhatsApp By News Highland – November 3, 2015 Facebook Twitter Teens assaulted by ‘prisoners’ during Derry Halloween celebrations Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleHorgan: “We played better and we’re still in the tie”Next articlePearse Doherty and Enda Kenny clash in the Donegal over army deployment claims News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Alleged Charlottesville car attacker may claim self-defense, lawyer suggests

first_imgAlbemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail(CHARLOTESVILLE, Va.) — The man who faces charges for ramming his car into a crowd during the infamous white nationalist rally that rocked Charlottesville in 2017 may claim that he did so in self-defense.Attorney John Hill told the jury pool that evidence will show James Alex Fields “thought he was acting in self-defense.”The revelation came as lawyers in Virginia are working to pick the jury that will hear the case against Fields, who faces a first-degree murder charge for killing counter-protester Heather Heyer in the incident. He also faces eight other charges relating to injuries and one relating to fleeing the scene of an accident.The 10 charges he is facing in this upcoming trial in the Charlottesville City Circuit Court are separate from the 30 federal charges he faces that relate to hate crimes. One of those federal charges is eligible for the death penalty.Fields, 21, entered a not guilty plea to the federal charges in August. Attempts by ABC News to reach Fields’ attorney were not immediately successful.The Charlottesville City Circuit Court has blocked off until Wednesday to complete jury selection and the trial can begin as soon as the jury is picked, according to Brian Wheeler, a spokesperson for the City of Charlottesville.Local newspaper The Daily Progress reports that there are 360 people in the pool of potential jurors — which it describes as the largest in recent memory.When the charges were announced, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the federal indictments “should send a clear message to every would-be criminal in America that we aggressively prosecute violent crimes of hate that threaten the core principles of our nation.”In the case description by the U.S. Attorney’s office of the Western District of Virginia, Fields is described as having social media accounts in which he “expressed and promoted his belief that white people are superior to other races and peoples; expressed support of the social and racial policies of Adolf Hitler and Nazi-era Germany, including the Holocaust, and espoused violence against African Americans, Jewish people and members of other racial, ethnic and Religious groups he perceived to be non-white.”According to the federal indictment unsealed in late June, Fields drove from his home in Ohio to attend the “Unite the Right” rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, which featured white supremacist leaders, and that he joined in “chants promoting or expressing white supremacist and other anti-Semitic and racist views.”After local authorities declared the rally an “unlawful assembly” and dispersed participants, Fields, according to the indictment, returned to his car and drove to where the counter-demonstration was occurring on Fourth Street in downtown Charlottesville. Protesters were chanting and carrying signs promoting equality and denouncing racial and other forms of discrimination. With no vehicle behind him, Fields slowly reversed his vehicle to the top of a hill, according to the indictment.“Fields then rapidly accelerated, ran through a stop sign and across a raised pedestrian mall, and drove directly into the crowd, striking numerous individuals, killing Heather Heyer, and injuring many others,” the indictment alleges. “Field’s vehicle stopped only when it struck another vehicle … He then rapidly reversed his vehicle and fled the scene.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more