With two dioceses under one bishop, first-of-its-kind experiment to emphasize…

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service] The “least likely” friendship in the House of Bishops between the Episcopal Church’s oldest active diocesan bishop and its youngest has fostered a first-of-its-kind collaborative experiment that could point to the future shape and feel of dioceses.Western New York Bishop William Franklin, 71, recently told the House of Bishops that he and Northwestern Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe were the “least likely of friends.” Franklin called himself “an Anglo-Catholic church historian.” He holds a doctorate in church history from Harvard University and was dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. He has served the Diocese of Western New York for seven years. Rowe, 43, has been bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania for 11 years. He holds a doctorate in organizational development from Gannon University. Franklin called him a “very low church expert in adaptive change.”However, Rowe said, they “took an idea that came out of friendship” and a common concern for the mission of the church and have been collaborating in new ways. When Franklin and Rowe explained their experiment to the House of Bishops on July 13, General Convention’s closing day, Rowe said that the Great Lakes region is in “an adaptive moment” and that the church ought to be part of that moment by trying a new model that could free up more resources for ministry by eliminating duplication in administrative costs.For the past five years, Episcopalians in the Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania have been sharing certain operations. They have a joint formation process for deacons and a shared board to examine chaplains for the ordination process, and they have held some joint clergy conferences. The dioceses have just started sharing transition ministry functions, and a Northwestern Pennsylvania diocesan staff member is now the intake officer for disciplinary matters in Western New York.The next step will come Oct. 26-27 when the two dioceses hold a joint convention in Niagara Falls, New York. At that gathering, Western New York will vote on whether to make Rowe its bishop provisional for five years. Rowe has served as bishop provisional of the Diocese of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania since August 2014 while the diocese had what the standing committee called “a healthy, productive period of reflection and discernment about the mission to which God is calling us” after the retirement of Bishop Paul V. Marshall. Rowe will continue to serve as bishop provisional in Bethlehem until the Sept. 15 consecration of Bishop-elect Kevin D. Nichols. Franklin is due to retire April 2, 2019, a milestone that had a lot to do with the proposal.How the two dioceses got to this pointIn April 2017, when he announced his retirement, Franklin asked his diocesan standing committee to consider calling Rowe as provisional bishop. After talking to both bishops, the standing committees of both dioceses agreed to consider the prospect.The bishops presented the idea to a joint clergy conference in September 2017 when, Rowe told Episcopal News Service, it initially “played to mixed reviews.” Clergy wondered about hidden agendas, and some wished the plan were more fleshed out. Rowe and Franklin told them the only agenda was to put the idea to them and “honestly let people be part of planning it.” There was enough of a consensus to have a small group of people from both dioceses meet to think the idea all the way through.The results of that process went to both diocesan conventions last October, and both agreed to keep moving forward. More than 500 people in both dioceses came to eight listening sessions last winter to discuss the proposal with its pledge to enhance the collaboration between the two dioceses. In May, the standing committees of the two dioceses unanimously voted to support the idea.If the Western New York convention elects Rowe on Oct. 26, the collaboration would be just that and not a merger of dioceses. A merger would require the consent of General Convention, and right now neither diocese wants to lose its identity, the two bishops told ENS.“We’ve never used the word merger,” Franklin said in an interview. “It’s a proposal to have one bishop for two dioceses, and for five years have a provisional bishop.”Rowe said the experiment “is being driven by a real call to mission and being a missional church and to try to experiment.”“The only way we’re going to know if these models work is to try them, so it’s a risk. This is not being driven by finances or trying to drive success,” he said. “This is us asking, ‘What do we think is the next best step, given where we are?’ And we’re going to experiment with it. There’s too much conversation about these things in the church and not enough implementation, and this is a big step. We don’t know if it will work.”James Isaac, chair of the Western New York Standing Committee, told ENS that his attitude is “why not give it a try.”“The pooled energy of ministry of both the clergy between Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania and the strength of the laity has huge potential,” he said.Rowe and Franklin met at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center in 2015. “We realized that we had a very similar vision of the church,” Franklin said. “Even though I’m a historian, I’m pretty radical about wanting to do different things.”Just don’t call it the Rust BeltWhat they have in common is a love of their neighboring dioceses, which are in a part of the United States that has undergone a massive economic downturn. Lake Erie forms the dioceses’ western boundaries. Western New York, with headquarters in suburban Buffalo, comprises 57 parishes in New York located between the borders of Pennsylvania and Canada. Northwestern Pennsylvania, with headquarters in Erie, is composed of 33 congregations. [The maps above of the two dioceses come from the Episcopal Asset Map. The unnumbered markers point to congregations, while the number ones point to clusters of congregations.]The presence of coal, inland waterways and a ready labor force once made the area a manufacturing center with steel mills at its core. But those mills eventually became outdated, and as the American automobile industry declined, jobs were lost. Wages stagnated. People left.The area became known as the Rust Belt, but that moniker is not a happy one for many of its residents. When the two bishops and others set up a website for their effort and called it “Rust Belt Episcopal,” they got a lot of pushback.“It makes my people angry,” Franklin said.However, redevelopment is happening in cities in both dioceses. “Both areas have seen the worst, and they’re coming back in a different form,” Isaac said, adding that it is not outlandish to use the word “resurrected” when talking about Buffalo and Erie.“We’re trying to do church in a way that allows the Episcopal Church to survive and flourish in an area where we’ve had challenges – demographic and cultural challenges,” Franklin said.Rowe agrees. “This is not a move to save an institution. This is not about diocesan viability. In fact, I don’t like that word,” he told the House of Bishops. “Even the smallest of places might be viable. What this is about is what’s best for the mission of the church in our region and the mission of God.”Rowe told ENS that he and Franklin talked often about the long-term future of the church in a region like theirs. “We put everything on the table, and we said we want a missional church and we want what’s best for the mission of the Gospel,” he said. “What is the best way to do that?”Working out the details will take timeEventually, there will be one staff for two dioceses. Rowe will have offices in both Buffalo and Erie, which are about 90 minutes apart, and will make visitations in both dioceses. Elected leaders in both dioceses will exercise their canonical functions, and each diocese will maintain its cathedral.During the first three years of Rowe’s tenure as bishop provisional, the two dioceses plan to explore more deeply their relationship and “develop shared mission priorities,” to a set of frequently asked questions here.“If it’s a complete disaster, we could end it at any time,” Rowe said, but he’s asked people to commit to five years “so that we have a long enough time to try this.”Both bishops and Isaac, the Western New York Standing Committee chair, point to the possible financial efficiencies that could free up more money for mission. There is the possibility, in Rowe’s words, for “a pile of savings.” First off, a bishop search can cost upwards of $200,000, according to those FAQs.Combining diocesan staffs will “increase the staff capacity for the same number of dollars” by allowing for more specialized staff, Rowe said. He doubts any staff members will lose jobs because both staffs anticipate retirements and other pending departures.If some people do lose their jobs, Rowe said, “we’re going to treat people like a church does. We’re going to be good to people and fair and help people find the next thing.”Franklin, acknowledging that he will be removed from the equation once he retires, hopes that the two dioceses “learn to be a missional church above all, that we cannot do business as usual and that we have to do new things.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Eliza Marth says: August 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm I grew up in WNY and am curious and pleased there is willingness to experiment Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA August 16, 2018 at 5:40 pm The two Oregon dioceses could learn from this. 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA John Hobart says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME August 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm Bishop Sean Rowe came to Bethlehem after Bishop Paul Marshall step down. He has moved this diocese forward. Making changes in our structure as a diocese, that were needed. We owe Sean and Family and Friends who supported his family while he was away many, “Thank You’s”.Also a Big Thank You to Northwestern Pennsylvania for working with us over the last four years, “Thank You”. May God Bless Sean and Family. August 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm Mission is the mandate given to us by Jesus. If we can do more mission and service work in the world with efficiencyand love, what a great idea! We’ll be watching this experiment with eager eyes and ears. Praying it is a success no matter the final format. Rector Shreveport, LA mfschjonberg says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest mfschjonberg says: Rector Smithfield, NC Donald R Clamser Sr says: Thomas Margrave says: August 21, 2018 at 3:44 pm I think this work is an excellent example of action learning which our church needs. However, the reporter’s grasp of geography has left me shaking my head. While they share a common border, neither has an eastern boundary with Lake Eire. August 23, 2018 at 9:13 pm It seems to me that two dioceses under one bishop is a legal fiction to keep people happy. They are effectively consolidating two dioceses into one (which is the right thing to do, in my opinion). Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (13) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Paul Griffith says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC August 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm I once worked in an industry where common independent companies Information Systems and Telecommunications resources, and used the term “Shared Services” where the cost were shared. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Featured Eventscenter_img Carter Kerns says: With two dioceses under one bishop, first-of-its-kind experiment to emphasize collaboration Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York ponder sharing one bishop, one staff, one mission Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Margaret Easter says: Submit an Event Listing Bill Thewalt says: August 28, 2018 at 10:38 am Greetings and sorry for the late reply. I have been on vacation. The situations are not analogous. The NWPa And WNY folks have chosen to do this without facing a crisis. The need for a bishop provisional in Ft. Worth was prompted by the departure from the diocese of many Episcopalians, including Bishop Iker. This led to a crisis in leadership and property. Bishop Mayer, the current provisional, is the fourth bishop to hold that office. The two diocese have not combined their staffs or budgets. Background here https://episcopalnewsservice.org/2017/01/03/reorganized-diocese-of-forth-worth-is-participating-in-resurrection/ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY August 28, 2018 at 11:00 am Greetings and sorry for the late reply. I have been on vacation. I got my directions wrong. They share a western boundary. The story has been corrected. Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis August 17, 2018 at 9:08 am An important correction, since the tenure as dean of [email protected] was very brief, if memory serves. Franklin wasn’t ordained at the time, not that Orders were at issue. Some might say the meteoric rise to episcopacy was unprecedented, but perhaps Ambrose of Milan offers analogy! This “yoking” of sorts testifies to the corporate nature of “doing church” – Franklin’s useage – and if, for a time, it results in maintaining institutional structures, so be it, if it is to the Glory of God, not simply TEC. My experience in such “creative reuse” scenarios (not to mention the nuances of ecclesiology left unmentioned here) leaves me hopeful, but not optimistic. Roland Allen’s Missionary Methods and a solid re-education in the pneumatology of Missio Dei might be well chosen for prayer and study during the 5 year experiment! Pax Christi! 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 Submit a Press Release August 16, 2018 at 11:18 pm Bishop Franklin was not the Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale when he was elected Bishop Diocesan of Western New York. His tenure as Dean ended in 2002. He was elected Bishop in 2011. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Marylin Day says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR August 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm I hope this experiment goes well. Our church must adapt to changing conditions in the way we organize and govern ourselves. This could well provide a model for other dioceses to improve their services to parishes and parishioners. 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Michael Hartney says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA August 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm This is so interesting! I cannot wait to hear about the joys and growing pains as this develops. 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3 Countryside / BOSS.architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882731/3-countryside-bosrchitecture Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Interior Designer: United States Artenluz, Javier Ten Landscape Architect: CopyAbout this officeBOSS.architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCherry Hills VillageUnited StatesPublished on November 02, 2017Cite: “3 Countryside / BOSS.architecture” 02 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore 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 stream Area:  11000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Cherry Hills Village, United States Photographs:  Raul Garcia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Lighting Design: “COPY” Architects: BOSS.architecture Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Ann Sacks, B&B Italia, Lindsey Adelman, Kyle Bunting 3 Countryside / BOSS.architecture Jessica Doran Interiors, Jessica Doran Cadre General Contractors 3 Countryside / BOSS.architectureSave this projectSave3 Countryside / BOSS.architecture Photographs 2014 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882731/3-countryside-bosrchitecture Clipboard Architects In Charge:Chris Davis, Kevin StephensonCity:Cherry Hills VillageCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Raul GarciaText description provided by the architects. Nestled into the rural, rolling landscape of Cherry Hills Village, this home presents a modest face to the street that belies its 11,000 square foot size. Stone walls and a landscaped front courtyard accessed through a sculptural bronze gate, create a layered entry sequence. At the rear, the house opens as it cascades down the hillside, creating multiple zones of interconnected outdoor living space. The living room, kitchen, and dining room each have a different scale, but work in a symbiotic way around a central courtyard they all access through sliding glass walls. A green wall in the courtyard creates a focal point opposite the kitchen. The courtyard opens to views to the pool a level below.Save this picture!© Raul GarciaThe kitchen features walnut cabinets with a matte finish and a wall of glass above the cooktop which allows for views to the side yard. The side yard features an expansive lawn and a custom light sculpture. At the edge of the lawn, a path parallels a concrete wall and leads to the pavilion which hovers over a field of grasses. The serene master bedroom wing extends into the landscape and features a closet volume that cantilevers over the hillside. The custom wood bed anchors the bedroom, where carefully framed views ensure privacy. A floating vanity links the two sides of his and her master bathroom.Save this picture!© Raul GarciaThe lower level is accessed by a walnut and glass stair that descends into a media room. The media room opens onto the lower patio, where a fire feature highlights the stone wall below the overhanging dining room. Accessible from the lower patio, the Casita features a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. This independent space can serve as the pool house or guest house depending on the need. A palette of polished white concrete floors, wood ceilings, and black walls provide a consistent backdrop for dramatic design features, furniture, and art. These include the hair on hiding rug that runs from wall to floor in the dining room, an unexpected glass ceiling in a powder room, and the Massimo Vitali diptych in the living room.Save this picture!© Raul GarciaProject gallerySee allShow lessHolmen Aquatics Center / ARKIS architectsSelected Projects5 Emerging Firms Shortlisted for 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects ProgramArchitecture News Share General Contractor: Save this picture!© Raul Garcia+ 23 Share Three Sixty Design, Courtney McRickardlast_img read more

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New Chairman and Trustees at GuideStar International

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 May 2008 | News New Chairman and Trustees at GuideStar International Tagged with: Digital Management Recruitment / people Luc Tayart de Borms, Managing Director of the King Baudouin Foundation, has been elected as chairman of GuideStar International (GSI) by its board of trustees.Three new Trustees have also joined the GSI Board – NCVO Chairman Stuart Etherington, Vice President of Capital International Anne Wade, and Transparency International Regional Director Miklos Marshall.The founding chairman of GSI, William M. Dietel, has retired after serving on the GSI Board of Trustees for three years.M de Borms is a former president of the European Foundation Center (EFC) and is currently a Trustee at the European Venture Philanthropy Association. He is a former member of the Board and International Committee of the Washington-based Council on Foundations (COF).GuideStar International works with leaders of civil society throughout the world to build a network of national online ‘GuideStar’ services that report the aims, activities, accomplishments and finances of each country’s Civil Society Organisations.www.guidestarinternational.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

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Cyber-dissident who defended workers’ rights is detained during EU visit

first_img Help by sharing this information October 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident who defended workers’ rights is detained during EU visit Organisation News Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News to go furthercenter_img ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of cyber-dissident Shi Xiaoyu because of his online reporting on workers’ protests in the southwestern industrial city of Chongqing. Shi has been held by the Chongqing authorities since 20 October.“Shi’s detention is unacceptable as all he did on the Internet was to defend workers’ rights enshrined in the Chinese constitution,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is shocking to learn of the arrest of yet another cyber-dissident while a European Union delegation is in China to discuss human rights.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The Chinese authorities must immediately release Shi and the approximately 60 other cyber-dissidents currently in prison.”Shi was arrested when members of the Chongqing public security department travelled all the way to his home in Shaoxing, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, and escorted him back to Chongqinq. They took his laptop and personal notes. It is still not known where exactly he is being held in Chongqinq.In late September, Shi tried to help Chongqing steelworkers who have been protesting against corrupt practices by some of their bosses. The police used violence to disperse meetings in mid-October. Reports on the Internet say two workers were killed and many were injured and that many arrests were made in these police crackdowns. The Chongqing propaganda department has imposed a news blackout.Now aged 50, Shi was previously imprisoned in 1976 for criticising certain Maoist policies and received a death sentence that was never executed. He resumed his studies after being released in 1979 and began working for small companies in Shaoxing in 2001. At the same time, he posted information about workers’ rights online.The police warned him of the risks he was running at the start of October. The organisation Chinese Rights Defenders said he then wrote on the Internet that he intended to put an end to his activism. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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ELAM: Trump eases offshore regulation, hello $60 oil

first_img ELAM: Trump eases offshore regulation, hello $60 oil Previous articleMASTER GARDENERS: Gardening is good for your healthNext articleWILLIAMS: Dangers of Government Control admin West Texas Food Bank Logo Under the plan announced by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the government would offer for sale the largest number of oil and gas leases in U.S. history starting late next year.The department also proposed reversing drilling-safety rules implemented after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers on the drilling rig and caused a massive oil spill.The U.S. government hasn’t sold leases for oil drilling off of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in more than 33 years, so the proposal is meeting broad opposition, including from environmental groups.“It’s absolutely radical,” said Diane Hoskins, climate and energy campaign director at Oceana, an environmental group. “Expanding offshore drilling threatens the livelihood and the coastal economies that rely on a healthy ocean.” —Wall Street Journal Energy Report, 1/5/17The polarization continues. Just as immediate was the response from the oil industry, which cheered the lease sale.In a complete reversal of the Obama administration, Interior Secretary Zinke predicted the U.S. would become the strongest energy super power.Predictably areas which tout the beautiful ocean waters as a tourist destination are also opposed to the idea. Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Tim Scott oppose any drilling off the Florida Coast. The left coast of California, Oregon, and Washington State have also opposed the move.Last month Congress approved lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. After failing to obtain permission most large oil companies have withdrawn from the Arctic altogether. With another election just months away, I suspect large oil firms will be reluctant to commit to long-term projects in such a politically volatile area.Secretary Zinke has not solicited my advice on this matter. Obama’s reaction to the Deepwater disaster was to simply ban offshore drilling. If offshore leasing were expanding, I would think a detailed announcement of new safety regulation should have preceded the lease announcement. Canada requires an offset hole to be drilled at the same time. This would have lessened the impact of the oil leakage. Has the U.S. adopted such a measure? Have there been extensive discussions with firms like Transocean? The Administration should have made it clear that serious precautions would take place before approving any additional drilling. One can assume that if there is another accident, this administration will own it. Having opposed all things involving hydrocarbons, Obama escaped blame for Deepwater. That will not be the case for Trump when another accident occurs.Today crude oil is off $.60 but still trading at $61.41. That is a big move up from the $44 low three months ago. But there is more good news. The energy service sector is breaking out to the upside from its long-term decline. The Service ETF XES cleared $17 this week. That seems to reverse the fall from $24 registered last January 2017. Bell weather Apache APA is attempting to break through its resistance at $46-47.The cold in the Northeast has caused heating oil to top the $2 level, up from $1.75 just three months ago. Unleaded gasoline has not hit a new high, now trading at $1.80.Natural gas is correcting its recent move from $2.60 to $3.10. It closed Thursday at $2.86.And then there is the stock market. The Dow Industrials have soared from 15,500 registered in January 2016 at the 200 week Moving Average to 25,000. That is an incredible 64 percent move. But headlines suggest that retail investors have pulled some one trillion dollars out of stock funds since 2012. Clearly the memory of 2008-09 is still front and center for many. De-regulation by the Trump administration has raised expectations and energized the markets.What could go wrong? As previously mentioned, there may be new safety regulations for offshore drilling. But the anti-Trump media will pounce on any ocean accident. I suspect President Trump is also making an error in linking the economy to the stock market. The Industrials have not re-visited the 200 week moving average since January 2016. The index is now an eye-popping 6,500 points above that 200-week MA. If Trump is taking credit for the rise, we can certainly bet the hostile media will hold him accountable for the inevitable correction.Until that correction occurs, party on. Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Local NewsBusiness By admin – January 7, 2018 last_img read more

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Council considers rezoning

first_img Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author The Brundidge City Council held a public hearing prior to its regular meeting Tuesday to consider two rezoning requests.The first request was for property at 373 7th Avenue to be rezoned from an R-3 multi-family residential to MHR mobile home residential. No one attended the hearing to speak in favor of or in opposition to the request. The Council tabled the request in order for time to acquire more information.The second request was for property at 816 North Main Street to be rezoned from M-1 general residential to R-3 multi-family residential. Jamie Sanders, property owner, attended the meeting in support of the request. There was no opposition to the request and the Council voted in Sanders’ favor. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Council considers rezoning The Council declared a 2002 Ford Explorer used in the police department surplus property.Britt Thomas, city manager, said the 12-year-old vehicle does not run and will be placed for sale on gov.deal.“The council has approved two new police cruisers but I’m not sure if Chief (Moses) Davenport has looked into the purchase of those vehicles,” Thomas said.Thomas reviewed the August financials with the council and said the city’s financial condition continues to be good.Thomas said the city is waiting to hear from two grants for which it has applied. One is a $10,000 energy grant and the other is a competitive grant for the city’s water and sewage project. That grant application is in the amount of $350,000 with the city’s match around $70,000.Mayor Jimmy Ramage reminded the Council the 23rd Annual Peanut Butter Festival will officially open at 6 p.m. tonight with the Brush Arbor singing at the Knox Ryals Pavilion. The Peanut Butter Festival will be on the grounds of the historic Bass House from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. The Nutter Butter Parade will be at 1 p.m.The citywide Halloween Carnival will be Thursday, Oct. 30 and will feature inflatables and a 20-passenger train. This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Print Article Gina Maxwell, Pike County High School career coach, attended the meeting to inform the council about an important and exciting time at the school.Nov. 3 through 7, PCHS will participate with other schools across the state in College Application Campaign Week.“This is the first time that schools in the southern region of the state have participated and we are excited to be a part of this special week,” Maxwell said. “The College Application Campaign is an effort to get every high school senior to fill out at least one college application. It might be an application to a four-year college, a community college or a technical college. The campaign is designed to give every senior a chance to apply.” By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Skip Maxwell said a record will be kept as to how many applications were filled out, how many students were accepted and how many actually attended the college or technical school to which they applied.Maxwell requested the assistance of the council members in helping students actually fill out the applications on Nov. 6 and 7.If a teacher has a relative large number of students in the classroom, it would be helpful to have additional assistance as the students fill out the applications, Maxwell said.“The students will have questions about the applications and, too, having people from the community come and assist lets the students know the community is behind them and wants them to move forward.” By Secrets Revealed Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Police warn of warrant scam The Troy Police Department is warning residents of a new phone scam involving federal warrants and a probate judge’s office…. read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Airplane crashes into roof of family home in Florida, everyone survives: ‘It was the day of miracles’

first_imgChiccoDodiFC/iStock(WINTER HAVEN, Fla.) — What might be considered a nightmare for some people came true for one family in Florida when a plane fell from the sky and crashed through the roof of a home.“It was the day of miracles,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd during a press conference, referring to the fact that everyone inside the plane and house survived.The twin-engine aircraft fell into the house in Winter Haven, Florida, at around 1 p.m. while its pilot, James Wagner, 64, and his trainee, Timothy Sheehy, were practicing simulated engine failure training, Judd said. It happened only a short time after takeoff.It’s unclear if the pair were actually simulating an engine failure at the time of the crash as well as who was piloting the aircraft, Judd said, adding that, regardless, the aircraft lost power and fell.The plane crashed into the bedroom of 17-year-old Carmele Ngalamulume, pinning and trapping her against a wall until her brother, who was in the next bedroom, could run in and save her. There were three other children playing in the driveway of the house, according to Judd. Their mother was taking a shower when the plane dropped from the sky.Authorities arrived on the scene within five minutes of receiving the call about the crash. Firefighters, the first on the scene, arrived to find Sheehy wandering around the area after walking out of the crash, Judd said.Ngalamulume and Sheehy, 33, both suffered minor injuries.“As tragic as it was for Mr. Wagner, it could have been much worse,” said Judd.The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating and determining a probable cause for the incident, according to an FAA spokesman. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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TUC in return-to-work drive

first_imgTUC in return-to-work driveOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Conference to tackle problem of work-related illness and injuryThe TUC wants to reduce the number of people forced to give up work becauseof work-related illness or injury. According to its consultation document Getting Better at Getting Back,launched last month, the main occupational injuries of stress, repetitivestrain injury and back pain, lead to 17 million lost working days each year. However these are the problems most likely to respond to rehabilitation,retraining and workplace adaptation, according to the TUC. As part of the consultation exercise, ministers from three departments willbe speaking at conferences set up to tackle the issue. Department for Educationand Employment minister Margaret Hodge will be speaking in London on 11 May,Social Security minister Hugh Bayley will be in Newcastle on 22 May, and LordWhitty, minister for health and safety at the DETR, will speak in Manchester on26 May. According to the TUC, 25,000 people leave the workforce altogether everyyear due to injury or illness caused by work. More than 500,000 people taketime off every year because of a work-related condition and the average timetaken in sick leave by people with a work-related condition is just over sevenweeks per annum. Proposals for a rehabilitation programme include legal requirements foremployers to include a policy in the event of an accident or illness among theworkforce and financial incentives for employers to report and act on injuriesearlier. “Getting people back to work after an injury is something Britain hasdone badly and must do better if we want to protect people from poverty andimprove our international competitiveness,” said TUC general secretary JohnMonks. For copies of the TUC document tel: Gerry Robinson on 020-7698 3020. www.tuc.org.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Bakkavor delivers strong ebitda growth despite revenue slump

first_imgFood manufacturer, Bakkavor, has seen adjusted UK ebitda grow 10% from £112.9m to £124.1m for the 52 weeks to 26 December.In the full-year results released by the company, it was revealed this growth came despite UK revenues dropping slightly from £1.520bn to £1.519bn, which the company blamed on the ongoing deflationary environment and its exit from certain low-margin business.Internationally, the company fared better, with total group adjusted ebitda rising 14% from £113.3m to £129.7m, and revenues rising 3% from £1.63bn to £1.68bn.In the report, the company warned that the introduction of the National Living Wage in April would present a challenge to the whole UK food sector.Agust Gudmundsson, chief executive officer at Bakkavor, said: “I am very pleased that, as we celebrate Bakkavor’s 30th anniversary in 2016, we can report that the group is in a very strong position, with revenue growth, margin improvement and excellent cash conversion.“In January this year we also announced the strengthening of the group’s ownership structure and I am delighted to welcome The Baupost Group L.L.C., our new shareholder, to the group. This marks a turning point for Bakkavor and we look forward to working with Baupost to deliver on our long term strategic objectives.”last_img read more

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