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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Rev. George Regas in December 2017. Photo: Cam Sanders[Diocese of Los Angeles] The Rev. George F. Regas – whose bold leadership advanced civil rights, women’s ordination, LGBTQ marriage equality and reversing the arms race – died Jan. 3 in Pasadena, California, where he was rector of All Saints Episcopal Church from 1967 to 1995. He was 90.Mary, his wife of nearly 44 years, and her son Lowry Smith were at Regas’ side when he died peacefully at their Pasadena home. He was receiving hospice care after a brief hospitalization due to an infection that was not the coronavirus. Regas is also survived by his daughter Susan Regas, his sons Tim and Tyler, Mary’s son Burke Smith and their families. Regas’ daughter Michelle Regas Worrel died in 2002.Current plans are to offer a celebration of life in Regas’ memory after pandemic restrictions are lifted.The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor, bishop of the six-county Diocese of Los Angeles, said of Regas: “One of George’s longtime colleagues put it best when she told me that on Sunday morning, he’d be in the pulpit at All Saints, raising the roof for peace in Vietnam and Iraq and equity for women and LGBTQ people. Then on Sunday afternoon, you’d see him at Huntington Hospital, reading psalms at the bedside of a seemingly unconscious patient in the ICU.“As prophet and pastor, he was the complete priest. His exuberance and joy made his faith contagious, building up the church and making it better. We’ll miss our colleague terribly and grieve for Mary and their family. And yet we’ll always have him with us.”“Help us, O Lord, to be masters of ourselves so that we may become the servants of others,” Regas regularly began his resounding sermons that filled All Saints’ 1924 Gothic sanctuary with calls for God’s love in action. His notable 1971 sermon “Mr. President, the Jury Is In!” sought an end to the Vietnam War, and his sermons in the early 1990s paved the way for the parish’s first blessing of a same-gender union, that of parishioners Mark Benson and Philip Straw, in 1992.In 1995, around the time of his retirement as All Saints’ rector, Regas reflected on his role as House of Deputies floor manager when the 1976 General Convention authorized women’s ordination. Undaunted by a recent hospitalization for phlebitis, Regas worked from a wheelchair, building a coalition that he traced back to his experience in Los Angeles in 1971, when the diocesan convention resoundingly rejected a resolution calling for the ordination of both women and men. The only priest of the diocese who joined three laywomen to speak in favor of the measure, Regas exhorted the convention toward equity and went on to serve as chair of the diocese’s Commission on Ministry, active in that role from 1973 to 1980.Read the entire obituary here. Rector Bath, NC 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA People Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rev. 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365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic A Cross Border project to enhance IT and communications technology in the North West over 20 year ago will make a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement tomorrow.ERNACT, the European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology was set up by Derry City Council and Donegal County Council in 1991 to develop a range of digital projects with the help of EU funding.Committee Chairman Joe McHugh says since then, ERNACT has worked on many projects, and has been at the forefront of enhancing communications infrastructure in the Northwest.He says that gives the body a very important perspective which the committee wants to explore…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ernct830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 3, 2014 News Facebook ERNACT to make submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Previous articleNo grounds to appeal decision not to prosecute John DowneyNext articleNew strategy launched to highlight how IT’s generate jobs News Highland WhatsApp
Barbara Eden will serve as grand marshal for the 2019 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 13 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant.Eden is best known for her iconic “I Dream of Jeannie” television series launched in 1965. The show ran for five seasons (139 episodes) and has been airing on cable and in syndication for more than five decades.Her recently published memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle,” became a New York Times bestseller. The autobiography chronicle’s Eden’s colorful life and Hollywood career.Her talent and charm are billed as a perfect fit for the Mr. Mature America Pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages 55 and older. Eden will host the sixth annual event and conduct on-stage interviews with contestants.The pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. It includes competition in talent, judge’s interview, poise and appearance and on-stage question.Registration is now open for any contestant 55 or older who would like to participate. Visit www.ocnj.us/mrmature for more information and to sign up as a contestant.Earlier in the day, Eden will serve as grand marshal in the Doo Dah Parade, Ocean City’s season-opening celebration of all things humorous.The procession features marching bands, floats and a brigade of more than 500 basset hounds. This year’s event starts at noon Saturday, April 13. The parade route starts at Sixth Street and travels downtown Asbury Avenue to 12th Street, then turns to the Boardwalk at 12th Street and finishes on the Boardwalk at Sixth Street. The parade is now open to all entries. Register to participate in the parade at www.ocnj.us/Doo-Dah-Parade.Members of the 500-strong basset hound pack saunter down the Boardwalk during the 2018 Doo Dah Parade.LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTHThe Ocean City Free Public Library will be host to a series of events in celebration of Black History Month. One dynamic storyteller – Michelle Washington Wilson – will give the first two presentations.At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, Wilson will present “The Food and the Folks of the Great Migration,” stories of the widespread migration of African Americans in the 20th century from rural communities in the South to large cities and some rural communities in the North, including towns and communities at the Jersey Shore. This program is for adults only and registration is required. Call 609-399-2434, ext. 5222, to register.At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, Wilson will present “Quilts of Faith.” Before there were cell phones, or any kind of phones, people exchanged messages by symbols and codes, through songs and signs with hidden meanings.Imaginations were captured by a tale of African Americans weaving secret codes into quilt patterns in the 1800s to pass on clues and directions to runaway slaves on their dangerous journey to freedom. Quilts of Faith” combines the legacy of quilting with stories and songs, and this program also has local ties. This family program is for all ages. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Department at 609-399-2434, ext. 5241.Other events include “Learn About Infobase Research Databases” to teach about the library’s research tools, particularly as they relate to African-American history. This event is 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. Call 609-399-2434, ext. 5222 to register. Story Hour (10:30 a.m. Feb. 15), Toddler Time (10:30 a.m. Feb. 25), Story Train (1:30 p.m. Feb. 25) and a free film screening of “Selma” (12 p.m. Feb. 26) are also part of the schedule.Ocean City’s Boy Scout Troop 32 is getting ready for its Super Chili Bowl fundraiser.COMING UP SOON:SUPER CHILI BOWL (Feb. 2): Ocean City Boy Scouts from Troop 32 will hold the third annual Super Chili Bowl fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center in the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue).Prizes will go to the top chefs receiving votes from the general public after sampling the many different chili styles. The event is free for chef/participants with $5 per person charged at the door for taste-testing guests. Prizes will be given for Best Chili, Most Unique Chili, Hottest Chili and Best Cornbread. Chili chefs can register by sending their name, email address and phone number to Crystal Erney by phone at 609-335-3598 or by email at [email protected] FISHING FLEA MARKET (Feb. 2): The annual Ocean City Intermediate School flea market for fishing gear will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the school at 1801 Bay Avenue.HISTORICAL MUSEUM CHILDREN’S TEA (Feb. 9): The ever-popular Ocean City Historical Museum Children’s Tea will be held 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Ave.). The theme of this year’s event for girls and boys is “Pirates and Scallywags.”Festivities begin in the museum with fun-filled facts about pirates. After the program, attendees will proceed to the Senior Center for activities and a “high tea” featuring all types of sweets, sandwiches, tea and punch. Tickets are $10 each, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or call 609-399-1801. Barbara Eden, of “I Dream of Jeannie” fame, will be the host for the sixth annual Mr. Mature America contest in April. (Photo courtesy allstarbio.com)
Remember the young lady who said all she wanted for Christmas was her “two front teeth”?Well, for the moment I have all my teeth, and I don’t need ties, shirts, socks and other useful but predictable gifts. But there are some things for the garden I’d like.Books Top the ListOn my Christmas list are books. Every time I go to the book store, I’m drawn to the gardening-book section. I won’t put any of the northern writers on my list, but not out of any residual feeling from the Civil War.I’ve just had my fill of comments about cool springs, illustrations of lovely, friable soil, and pictures of lilacs and head lettuce. I want books written by Southern garden writers. The ones written by the people on latitude south of Rabun County just may have a better grasp on our climate, pest problems, soil type and growing conditions.Tools That Will LastI want tools that will last. Don’t give me those wimpy little hand tools with painted flowers on them. I want heavy duty ones that endure. Cheap tools are just that, and likely to bend just as I’m opening ground, as daylight wanes, for a bag of caladiums. I want rakes and shovels whose heads will stay on the handles.I don’t want the accessories – Japanese gardening pants, hose carriers in the shape of frogs, or clever garden signs that proclaim my garden the stopping place for the world-weary traveler. Give those to my wife. I want stuff I can use.Gardening Promissory NotesWhen my children were younger, they gave me gardening promissory notes as gifts. Under a gardening chore was the childish scribble, “Daddy, just let me know when you want me to do this.”This is such an unusual gift, so personal, and it always meant so much to me. I probably didn’t collect on some of them (Hmm, I wonder if it is too late?) but they were all the more delightful because they gave me an opportunity to spend more time with my growing gardeners.Put Some Thought Into ItWhatever you want as a gift or want to give as a gift to someone, put some thought into it. Is it useable? Or will it just sit there? A load of compost for a gardener is really not a bad idea.Now that I really think about it, all I want for Christmas is a normal gardening year. I’ve been gardening in Georgia for almost 20 years and am still looking for that “normal season.”But then I might miss the challenge. And that reminds me – given our rain deficit, a drip irrigation system would be nice.
Local and global organizations are urging Indonesia to reduce its food waste and loss to not only ensure the availability of nutritious food but also to prevent environmental degradation and financially benefit individuals and businesses.World Resources Institute (WRI) global director for food, forests and water, Craig Hanson, said companies yielded $14 in return for every $1 invested in reducing food loss and waste, including by measuring waste and changing packaging.To tackle the problem, Hanson cited a coalition of executives called “Champions 12.3” that had called on nations to integrate food loss and waste reduction into climate strategies, pursue the problems as part of COVID-19 responses and follow the “Target-Measure-Act” approach, as quoted by a recommendation paper published on Sept. 24. GAIN is currently rolling out its I-PLAN program, which focuses on improving fish availability by reducing postharvest food losses. It involves assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs), giving cash prizes to innovators that could create innovations to tackle the problem and creating demand by educating fish postharvest loss actors, among other measures.“It’s a really strong incentive for businesses to not waste so much of the food and the products that they spend so long trying to grow, harvest and capture. So we have to help businesses to do that,” Haddad said.Businesses are not alone in reaping benefits. Health Ministry public health nutrition director Dhian Dipo called reducing food waste an “investment” because reducing household expenditure through food waste reduction frees up resources for other household needs, such as education and health needs.She said the government was addressing nutritional problems through a 2017 presidential decree on food and nutrition strategic policies that highlights nutrition education and community empowerment as among key strategies to tackle the problem.Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) ambassador Felia Salim also quoted various studies showing that Indonesia could reduce up to 1.6 percent of greenhouse gas emissions relative to its emissions in 2013 by reducing 50 percent of rice, palm oil and dairy lost and wasted in the supply chain.She said the greenhouse gas reduction was equal to taking 96 percent of Jakarta’s 5.3 million cars off the road. “But how realistic is that [taking cars off Jakarta’s roads]? It’s not realistic. The more realistic approach is tackling all these agro-based industries,” Felia said in the webinar.Reducing the same amount of dairy waste and loss also allows Indonesia to stop 3 to 11 percent of dairy imports and save US$8 million to $30 million, which is equal to up to 30 times the annual budget of the Jakarta administration, she said. Rice waste and loss reduction also showed similar results.Similarly, National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head of food, agriculture and livestock, Noor Avianto, said that managing food waste was among the agency’s strategies to improve national food systems and governance under the country’s latest five-year plan (RPJMN).Among other measures, the government has relaxed procurement standards for perishable products, incentivized food redistribution through tax reductions and imposed marketing restrictions for portions and packaging to reduce food loss and waste, he said.“The important thing about the food waste [problem] is how we can increase the availability, accessibility and quality of food and on another side, [it is about how] we can reduce food waste at the community level,” he explained.Globally, one-third of all food is lost or wasted each year, costing the global economy US$940 billion each year, according to data quoted by the WRI.Topics : “Now is the time to really take food loss and waste seriously,” Hanson said in a webinar organized by The Jakarta Post and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in conjunction with the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on Sept. 29.Indonesia wastes about 300 kilograms of food per person every year, making it among the largest food wasters in the world, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) data revealed.GAIN executive director Lawrence Haddad said in Tuesday’s webinar that food loss was equivalent to nutrition loss and environment loss. Most high nutrients are highly perishable, and the availability of nutritious food is crucial in Indonesia, where high rates of undernutrition and overweight prevail.The 2018 Basic Health Survey showed that one in three toddlers experienced stunting and nearly half of pregnant Indonesian women suffered from anemia due to micronutrient deficiencies during the same year. COVID-19 is exacerbating the stunting problem as it reduces food accessibility and affordability for households, degrading overall nutrient intake, according to Health Ministry findings.
The Falcons arrived Accra on Sunday and trained at the Priesec School in Legon, ahead of the official training at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday evening.Reigning African Woman Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, added: “Our captain has said it all. We are here and we are very happy because our welfare is being attended to. We have received from the NFF the things we have asked for, and we believe they are ready to do even more if we also do more.“Losing to South Africa in our first match is a big lesson we have taken to heart, but we have put it at the back of our minds having learnt from it. Any team can lose if it doesn’t give its all, or fails to come to the party.“On Tuesday, we will come to the party strong and focused and we will do the needful.”A 4-0 win over Zambia in Cape Coast on Wednesday zoomed the Falcons back into contention following an opening-day 0-1 loss to the Banyana Banyana of South Africa, and the 6-0 mauling of Equatorial Guinea on Saturday sent the Nigerians into another semi final stage – a stage they have never failed to reach at the Women Africa Cup of Nations.The winner of today’s battle will earn an automatic ticket to next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France, with the loser having another opportunity as the third placed team will also get a ticket.The loser will take on the loser of the second semi final between South Africa and Mali (also on Tuesday evening, in Cape Coast) to determine who bags the third ticket to France.The kickoff is 3.30pm Ghana time and 4.30pm Nigeria time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Captain Onome Ebi has declared that the Super Falcons are in the right frame of mind to give their all and subdue Cameroon’s Lionesses in today’s Women AFCON semi final battle in Accra.“We are in very high spirit. The entire team is well motivated. Our immense gratitude goes to our father, the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the NFF led by its President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick. The government has done well to put us in good frame of mind and the NFF has done their own part. It is now for us to repay the good gestures.“We know that if we continue to win, it means more money in our pockets. And surely, we want to win more and make more money. The Cameroonians cannot stop us from the World Cup or from retaining our Cup. The Cup is ours.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersCoach Frank Vogel said he’s expecting to limit Kuzma’s minutes to around 20. It’s possible that he could come off the bench. Adding an extra scorer at the forward position, where the Lakers (3-1) are particularly thin, could be a huge boost in the midst of a relatively soft portion of the schedule to start the season.“It’s a challenge, but he’s got some familiarities with the guys who were here last year, and obviously, he’s a sponge,” Vogel said. “So as we’re implementing our system throughout training camp and whatnot, he’s on the sidelines, paying attention in film sessions, those sorts of things. There’ll be a little bit of a learning curve for him, but hopefully, it doesn’t take too long.”Kuzma said his Wednesday session with the Lakers’ G League affiliate was the most running he’s done since the injury, which he suffered in August when he was playing with USA basketball. When he woke up Thursday without much soreness in his foot, he took it as a positive omen.Kuzma has tried to maintain his conditioning through assorted activities that limit the strain on his feet: swimming, an underwater treadmill, an Alter-G treadmill and an upper body ergometer. In the meantime, he’s also done skill work with assistant Phil Handy, which he felt has helped improve his footwork and ball-handling.“I’m going to bring it out if I play,” he said. “I feel good. Up and down, I feel like I’m myself, but the conditioning aspect – playing more than three, four or five possessions – trying to get up and down, that’s going to take a little bit of time. But I think once I get my legs and conditioning, people will see me.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The addition of Kuzma, who averaged 18.7 points per game last season, is expected to take some of the scoring burden off of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Vogel has had to work to stagger his two stars in the first four games to keep a scorer on the floor. Several players, including Kuzma, have also been excited about the prospect of a lineup with Davis playing center and Kuzma playing power foward alongside him and James.Davis said he’s admired Kuzma’s work ethic during his recovery so far and is even more excited to start playing together.“With his scoring ability, his ability to draw defenders’ eyes, he’s able to take pressure off of everyone,” Davis said. “That’s why we’re so excited to have him back. We can put Kuz on the floor and know he can go get a bucket for us and also be able to defend on the other end. It’s a good problem to have. We have a lot of guys who can score the basketball, create for themselves. When you have that, it takes a burden off everyone’s shoulders.”In other injury news: Davis said his right shoulder, which was sore during Tuesday’s game against Memphis, was feeling better. The Lakers kept him out of the contact portion of practice on Thursday, but Vogel expected him to play Friday against the Mavericks.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo has been ruled out for Friday’s game, even though he’s traveling on the three-game trip. The Lakers have reduced his workload in the last week since an MRI confirmed a calf strain in his right leg. The team has described his recovery timetable as “day-to-day.”LAKERS GO SPOOKY, SPOOFY IN HALLOWEEN COSTUMESWhile the team flew to Dallas on Thursday afternoon ahead of traditional trick-or-treating hours, many players celebrated in elaborate costumes at a party that James invited teammates to attend.James, who famously goes all-out for Halloween, said he spent three-and-a-half hours getting in makeup and wardrobe for his Edward Scissorhands costume. The one regret he had about his choice was that having scissors for hands made it difficult to hold a drink during the festivities.“I felt like my wife for a change with hair and makeup and all that stuff it takes for her to get ready,” he said of the lengthy preparation. “But yeah, it was a long process, but it was very fun.”Some of the other costumes the Lakers donned: Joker (Anthony Davis, paying tribute to the Jared Leto “Suicide Squad” version), Beetlejuice (JaVale McGee), The Penguin (trainer Mike Mancias), rapper Blueface (Kyle Kuzma), Dwight Schrute from “The Office” (Alex Caruso) and Rasputia from “Norbit” (Dwight Howard, which Kuzma called “elite”). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs EL SEGUNDO — He’s a little bit less conditioned than he’d like to be, but it’s to be expected after two-and-a-half months out of the game.Nevertheless, when Kyle Kuzma took the court on Thursday for his first live-contact practice with his Lakers teammates this season, they were able to recognize the hallmarks of his game. It has drummed up some excitement for his expected season debut on Friday against the Dallas Mavericks, the Lakers’ first true road game of the year.“Obviously he’s been training and working out, but like I always tell you guys there’s no substitution for game fatigue and game stamina,” LeBron James said. “That will come, though. It’s great to have him back on the floor. We definitely missed him.”Kuzma has made a big leap in his recovery in the last week, ramping up from four-on-four half-court work with coaches, to a South Bay Lakers practice on Wednesday, to a full team practice on Thursday. Assuming he feels fully recovered from his stress reaction in his foot following Friday’s shootaround in Dallas, he’ll play in the game.