Scenes from Episcopal Youth Event 2014

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service – Villanova, Pennsylvania] The Episcopal Youth Event 2014 here July 9-12 at Villanova University was a visual feast. Here are some examples.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori poses July 12 with Haven Waldrip and Dayton Hobson from the Diocese of Oklahoma for one of the many selfies Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants captured with her during the July 9-12 gathering. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAcolyte Lillian Hardaway, a member of the Episcopal Youth Event 2014 planning team from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, fills a bowl with holy water for Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe as she had just done for Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton (to Rowe’s right), Pennsylvania Bishop Clifton Daniel and North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, gathers with five Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants who were members of the Official Youth Presence at the last meeting of General Convention in 2012. All five will be deputies from their dioceses when convention meets again June 25-July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City. They are, left to right, Thomas Alexander of Arkansas, Pat Melendez of California, Will Burton-Edwards of Indianapolis, Ariana Gonzales-Bonillas of Arizona and David Kilp of Central Pennsylvania. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceOne of the many prayers that filled a nine-panel prayer wall that greeted Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants when they entered the Pavilion at Villanova University for worship and plenary sessions. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThree Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants kick along to the prelude for EYE14’s closing Eucharist July 12 inside the Pavilion at Villanova University. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDirector Walt Blocker asks for more from the St. Thomas Gospel Choir of Philadelphia during Evening Prayer July 11 that was part of the Episcopal Youth Event 2014 at Villanova University. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe HighLite Vibes of the Diocese of Long Island praise God in song during Evening Prayer July 11 that was part of the Episcopal Youth Event 2014 at Villanova University. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEYE14 participants from St. John’s in Lodi, California, in the Diocese of San Joaquin added their prayers to a nine-panel prayer wall that greeted Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants when they entered the Pavilion at Villanova University for worship and plenary sessions. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDiocese of Indianapolis Bishop Cate Waynick blesses an Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participant during the EYE14 opening Eucharist July 10. During the distribution of communion Waynick got clipped on her stole by another EYE member. Rather than give away diocesan pins, some delegations clipped people with clothes pins on which they had written blessings, prayers and welcome messages. Some groups urged recipients to add the name of their diocese and then clip someone else with the pin. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceSammy Fusco of Stillwater, Minnesota, finishes the detail work on a Common Loon, the state bird of Minnesota, that Johannah Frisby of St. Paul drew on one of the nine panels that formed a prayer wall that greeted Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participants when they entered the Pavilion at Villanova University for worship and plenary sessions. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Pavilion at Villanova University rocked during Episcopal Youth Event 2014 worship. The backdrop for worship was a quilt created by 13 Nigerian women who are HIV-positive. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America loaned the quilt to EYE14. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth & Young Adults 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Posted Jul 14, 2014 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Scenes from Episcopal Youth Event 2014 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL EYE14, Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Youth Event, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

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Attorney General Barr orders New York jail shakeup after Jeffrey Epstein’s death

first_imgRattankun Thongbun/iStock(NEW YORK) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr has ordered immediate changes in leadership at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York following Jeffrey Epstein’s death.Barr ordered the staff shakeup amid investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Office Inspector General into the circumstances of the multimillionaire sex offender’s death by suicide.“Today, the Attorney General directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York to the Bureau’s Northeast Regional Office pending the outcome of the FBI and OIG investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a former MCC inmate,” Kerri Kupec, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice, said in a statement.Kupec said James Petrucci, the warden at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, will become acting warder at MCC, replacing Shirley Skipper-Scott.The Bureau of Prisons also placed two MCC staff members who had been assigned to Epstein’s cell block at the time he died on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigations, Kupec said.The shakeup came just days after sources told ABC News that jail protocols requiring routine checks on the well-being of Epstein appeared to have not been followed in the hours before he was found hanging in his cell.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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No income, 2,000 mouths to feed: Lockdown squeezes Greek zoo

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — After almost three months of closure due to COVID-19, Greece’s only zoo could be on the road to extinction: With no paying visitors or — unlike other European zoos — enough government aid to cover its very particular needs, it faces huge bills to keep 2,000 animals fed and healthy. So far, suppliers have shown understanding and are accepting credit. The founder of the Attica Zoological Park near Athens says that as things are the business can keep going for at least a month. “After that, we don’t know,” he said.last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Freshman Team Gets Road Win Over Wildcats

first_imgThe Freshman Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Harrison to play last night and came home with a win.  The team was able to push past Saturdays play and be their confident team.  Serving was huge for us tonight.  Serving us points were Regina Gerstbauer with 11 pts, Sophie Lee with 6pts, Brayleigh Patterson with 4pts, Katie Shane with 3pts, Bella Sheilds with 2pts, and both Shelby Westerfeld and Faith Tekulve with 1pt each.  This was truly a team effort.  We had some amazing back row play and transitions off the net to keep the ball alive on our side of the net.  Scores 25-20 and 25-16.  We hold a 4-3 record for the year so far.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

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Women’s hoops defeats Virginia

first_imgGraduate transfer guard Stephanie Watts led the Trojans with 14 points and 12 rebounds Saturday against Virginia. (Yannick Peterhans / Daily Trojan) The competitive matchups between USC and Virginia extended to the sidelines as well. Virginia head coach Tina Thompson’s knowledge of USC’s basketball program could rival Trakh’s — she was a three-time All Pac-10 selection and second-team All-American for Southern California from 1993 to 1997.  Besides multiple NCAA honors, Thompson put together one of the most impressive careers in WNBA history. With four championships and nine All-Star appearances, as well as two Olympic Gold Medals from the 2004 Athens Games and the 2008 Beijing Games, Thompson’s resume earned her an induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2018 class.  “It was 40 minutes of defense,” Trakh said. “I mean, it was 40 minutes — every time down, did they not struggle? Every single time we did not want to give up anything easy at any point, so I was really proud of that.”  Trakh’s lineups focused on the team’s freshmen, who made up five of the nine players who saw action in Sunday’s contest. Among them was freshman guard Endyia Rogers, who showed out in the second half despite a slow start to finish with 10 points and six rebounds.  “They’re just so willing and eager to learn,” Watts said. “They’ll be like, ‘Oh, should I play this a different way?’ during the game, like they want to know [and] they want to do better.” Graduate transfer guard Stephanie Watts posted her first double-double as a Trojan with 14 points and 12 rebounds, playing 32 minutes and adding five blocks on the game. The Trojans took the lead with just over five minutes remaining in the first quarter and didn’t look back. The game was all about defense — both teams kept each other’s field goal percentages low and the backcourts dry on the stat sheet.  The game gave the Trojans their second straight win to start the season and evened Virginia’s record at 1-1.  Head coach Mark Trakh was especially proud of the team’s persistent pressure on Virginia even with a steady lead. “To see her jersey up there was just something so well deserved,” Watts said. “So we’re all really happy for her and can’t wait to celebrate her even more.” The USC women’s basketball team defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 59-49 in its home opener Saturday. The Trojans’ matchup with the ACC school measured the young team’s potential to take on its ranked conference opponents later in the season. Thompson’s No. 14 jersey was retired by USC in a pregame ceremony. Former USC assistant Fred Williams presented her framed jersey in front of both Thompson’s former teammates and her current team. Even after besting her impressive performance against CSUN on Tuesday, Watts still saw the ability in her freshman teammates to produce for themselves. Another notable performance came from freshman guard Kyra White. The numbers on the stat sheet don’t entirely reflect White’s strong showing. She guarded Virginia senior Jocelyn Willoughby and held the first-team All-ACC guard to 10 points and four rebounds to prove her tenacity on the defensive end of the floor.  The Trojans’ presence down low adjusted throughout the game with Trakh incorporating freshman forward Alissa Pili, senior forward Kayla Overbeck and freshman center Angel Jackson. The trio took on Virginia’s 6-foot-3 senior forward Lisa Jablonowski and 5-foot-11 freshman guard Carole Miller, totaling 15 rebounds and four blocks between the three of them. This was Overbeck’s first game, as she sat out against CSUN due to an injury. USC will have several days to rest before hitting the road for a Thursday game against University of California, Riverside and a Monday game against UC Santa Barbara.last_img read more

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Royal Bahamas Defence Force STRENGTH IS FOR SERVICE NOT STATUS

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 6, 2017 – Nassau – ‘Strength’ can be defined in many different ways, because it means so many different things to different people.  But at its most basic meaning, we are usually inclined to think about bodily power…muscles…and the state of being strong.   Well if this is the measurement of strength, then Chief Petty Officer James Darling is the walking definition of the word.Chief Petty Officer Darling joined the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as a member of Entry 24 on May 8, 1989 and has contributed much in his years of service.   He has served in various departments such as the Military Operations Platoon (MOP) for some 18 years, Harbour Patrol Unit, Port Security and the seagoing Squadron Department.He is currently attached to the Training Department which is home for Chief Darling as he has been a part of the fitness world for approximately 31 years now as a competitive bodybuilder.   In a brief interview, he recalled how it all began.“When I was 18 [years of age], I had my first show at a stadium on Bernard Road.   Then I made The Bahamas team and we went down to Curacao and that’s where I got my first medal, a bronze medal in the Juniors. That was all in my first year of competing.”Chief Darling admits that his initial motivation for competing was based on vanity, however, over time, it has developed into something totally different.“Starting out, the sport was simply just fun and the girls, they always like a good body.   But over the years, with every part of my body I worked, I tried to develop it and I became extremely curious about nutrition and what I needed to do to carve my body to look how I wanted it to.”With a straight face, he said the sacrifices don’t feel like sacrifices anymore and that he stays away from bad habits.“I eat as healthy as I can and don’t really crave anything anymore.   I’ve been doing this for so long now, it’s no problem to not eat things I know I shouldn’t eat, because I eat for purpose and nutritional value, not for how things taste.   I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. I don’t live a wild lifestyle, because I know how my body works and responds based on what I put in it.”He continued competing and managed to rack up 2 championship wins before deciding to use his strength in the service of his country on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. However, this did not deter him from his bodybuilding pursuits.“After I joined the Force, I ended up in Military Operations Platoon [now referred to as Commando Squadron] and I hung it up for about 10 years until I went to Haiti for 6 months in 1996 for a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission.   When we returned, I had two months off and started working out again and found myself back onstage.”Some of his national titles include the Bahamas Middle Weight Champion which he won four consecutive years from 1997 – 2000, Mr. Northern Bahamas in 2007 [where he also won Best Poser & Most Muscular], and the Mr. Bahamas overall title which he won six times.However, his success was not limited to local competitions.   He has also seen success in international competitions.   In fact, adding to his already extensive career accomplishments, just this year, Chief Darling competed in 3 separate international bodybuilding shows including the 2017 Pittsburg Pro Masters event where he won 3rd Place.   Other events this year included the 2017 Toronto Pro Supershow and the 2017 Tampa Pro where he placed 3rd in the Masters.As he continued to discuss his career, a few names came up such as Sub Lieutenant Delroy Dennis, Chief Petty Officer Greg Fernander (Retired), Chief Petty Officer Patrick Adderley and Petty Officer Kevin Dames, all Defence Force members who also had some experience competing in bodybuilding.Currently, as the only professional bodybuilder in The Defence Force and in The Bahamas still competing, Darling says he’s grateful for the way the Force has accommodated his training schedule and gave an exhaustive list of names of people who helped him along.  There was no way I could list them all.“The Command has given me the time off which is what I need most to train, make competitions and represent the country and I really appreciate that.   There were also people who encouraged me on and off the force.  The current Commander Defence Force [Commodore Tellis Bethel], Former Commander Defence Force, Commodore Clifford Scavella (Retired), Commander Michael Sweeting, Lieutenant Commander Whitfield Neely, Force Chief Petty Officer Edgar Brown, Petty Officer Marvin Darville…[list goes on].”After recalling names of some of the people who positively influenced his life, he was asked about his most memorable job-related experience – the one experience he will never forget, never wants to relive, but will never regret while enlisted on the Defence Force.“It was all a journey, but if I had to narrow it down, it would definitely be when I was sent to Haiti with CARICOM 3 for the UN Peacekeeping Mission.   I was a Marine Seaman at the time doing patrols in enemy territory.   That whole experience will stay with me.”When asked about possibly leaving after 31 years in bodybuilding, he said it’s not something he’s given much thought.“I’m open to mentoring others, but I have to see that they want it as bad as I did or even more.   But that doesn’t mean I’ll stop competing.   As long as my body responds, I’ll be competing.   I’ll think about leaving the sport, maybe when I turn 70 [joke].”He then commented on the future of the sport in The Bahamas.“There’s plenty room for persons interested to get in. It’s easy to get into, but difficult to stay in, because it’s an expensive sport and calls for plenty discipline, having to eat a certain way and take certain supplements.”He also didn’t fail to mention that he has a son [Jaye Darling], who is also actively involved in the sport.“I didn’t have a chance to hand the baton down to him, he kinda’ took it from me.   I sometimes give him pointers and tips wherever I can, but he trains himself, just like I did when I first started out.   He’s currently ‘Mr. Bahamas Men’s Muscular Physique’ and just recently made The Bahamas’ 22-member bodybuilding team scheduled to compete at the upcoming 2017 Central American and Caribbean(CAC) Championships.”Today, Chief Darling says for him, at this stage of his career, it’s definitely all about his country and it’s this love of country that keeps him going.“I believe every Bahamian has something they can give back and contribute to our country to make it better.   So for me personally, this is what I can give.   This is my talent and I feel obligated, like it’s my patriotic duty to represent The Bahamas in the best way I can.   The medals are great to come back home with, but I’m not chasing personal status, I’m doing it in service to my country.”Feature Story: Chief Petty Officer James DarlingBy: Marine Seaman Michael E. 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We lacked killer instinct – Gerrard

first_imgRangers manager Steven Gerrard says his side “didn’t have a killer instinct” as they wasted a lot of chances in their narrow 1-0 victory against Hamilton on Sunday.Gerrard believed Rangers should have killed the game off sooner after dominating large parts of the game but managing to score just one goal.Rangers had fifteen goal attempts compared to Hamilton’s two and also controlled over sixty percent of the ball possession.“I am frustrated with certain aspects of our game, I thought without the ball today we were really good, we counter pressed really well, kept regaining the ball and kept attack, attack all the time,” Gerrard told the club’s website.“But when we get the ball in good areas we were lacking today, the final pass, the final cross, the final bit of quality.“We didn’t have a killer instinct about us and at 1-0 the game is always open and you always give Hamilton a chance to sneak back into it.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Thankfully we never but we certainly have a lot to learn, especially when we are in the final areas of the pitch.“We had 21 corners today and I am guessing here, but we had at least 30 crosses into the box. We are playing well up until a certain point but someone has got to go and want to go and score a goal or assist a goal to kill Hamilton.“As soon as that game goes to 2-0 I can get James Tavernier off the pitch because he has played every minute and I can rest people for the more important games coming up.“I didn’t have that luxury so the plan that I had in my head went out the window because we didn’t have a killer instinct today.“But being a Rangers player comes with pressure and responsibility, you have to step up in that last part of the pitch.”last_img read more

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