Liturgy commission releases proposed same-gender blessing rite

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Liturgy commission releases proposed same-gender blessing rite General Convention to consider trial use of rite along with marriage study Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention 2012, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs General Convention, Same-Sex Blessings March 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships lack vital specific Scriptural support ensuring God’s blessing for two same sex persons committing to build up lifelong relationship, as we find in traditional marriage between a man and a woman. By holy matrimony the man and the woman buildup relationship as Husband and Wife and become one flesh thru love and bear fruits of divine grace in delivering baby to the glory of God in future days to come. They remain holy and united within family environment until death separate them. God blessed Jacob with children like stars in the sky.But on the contrary resources provided Christian theological support for same sex matrimony in general term which is applicable irrespective of marital status for all Christ loving children of God, who follow His commandment, love your God and neighbor. There is no biblical support specifically for this rite in the resources. It is true that like all that glitters is not gold, all love like activities is not godly love. Christ’s body and blood shed for all who remain within His flock of sheep, and practice His teaching in according to words of God. We do not see God and could not believe anything other than teaching in the Bible. It is a great challenge for the Church as stated in the resources to be united with rest of the Christian. It is my sincere prayer that God would reveal the truth who are in the dark. 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They can be found here in the Documents section. A direct link to the PDF document is here.In addition to the proposed rite, the excerpts released March 8 include a theological reflection on blessing same-gender relationships and two related legislative resolutions that the SCLM will recommend to General Convention when it meets in Indianapolis July 4-12.“We really wanted to give bishops and deputies in particular an opportunity to understand the material prior to General Convention, and providing it to the wider church then allowed bishops and deputies to hear from the wider church as part of their discernment about how they might respond at convention,” the Rev. Ruth Meyers, Hodges-Haynes professor of liturgics at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and SCLM chair, told Episcopal News Service in a telephone interview shortly before the excerpts were posted.The SCLM’s work comes in response to General Convention’s 2009 mandate (via Resolution C056) that it work with the House of Bishops to collect and develop theological resources and liturgies for blessing same-gender relationships and report to this summer’s 77th meeting of convention.The proposed rite is titled “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant.” Marriage is specifically not mentioned because, as Meyers has frequently pointed out, C056 called for development of resources for blessing same-gender relationships and not solemnizing marriages of same-gender couples. However, the introductory page of the rite notes that “to comply with the laws of the civil jurisdiction in which the rite is celebrated, the priest shall consult the bishop, who may authorize modifications in the Pronouncement” section of the rite.Meyers told ENS that the commission wanted “to leave leeway for” bishops in such settings who have already or may yet decide that clergy in their dioceses may officiate at the civil portion of a marriage or civil union. She said such a decision may necessitate a change in the wording of the portion of the liturgy in which the presider says “Inasmuch as N. and N. have exchanged vows of love and fidelity in the presence of God and the Church, I now pronounce that they are bound to one another in a holy covenant, as long as they both shall live. Amen.”The rite, meant to occur within the context of the Holy Eucharist, includes a suggested extension of the opening acclamation; an exhortation (which traditionally begins “Dearly beloved:) specific to the nature of the rite; four suggested new collects; lists of appropriate Old Testament and Epistle lessons, psalms and gospel readings; a new preface to the eucharistic prayer and a new post-communion prayer.The “witnessing of the vows and blessing of the covenant” section includes newly written additions to a structure and elements that echo to the Book of Common Prayer’s marriage rite.Meyers told ENS that the commission’s liturgical task group received “hundreds” of blessing rites, some dating to the 1970s, submitted by Episcopalians in response to a request from the SCLM. Based on a set of liturgical and theological principles for reviewing the rites, they read each one and borrowed from some of them, she said. A sampling of the rites is here.A press release from the church’s Office of Public Affairs said the theological reflection notes that the SCLM has reviewed more than 30 years of General Convention’s deliberation on same-gender couples, especially Resolution 2000-D039, that identified characteristics the church expects of couples living in marriage and other lifelong committed relationships: “fidelity, monogamy, mutual affection and respect, careful, honest communication, and the holy love which enables those in such relationships to see in each other the image of God.”SCLM’s first resolution asks the convention to commend its report to the church for study and to allow trial use of the liturgical rite beginning on the First Sunday of Advent 2012 (Dec 2). The proposed trial-use period would allow for a churchwide review and SCLM would report to the next meeting of General Convention in Salt Lake City in 2015 on how all the materials were used.That resolution also requests that convention extend C056’s provision of “generous pastoral response,” particularly to bishops in dioceses within civil jurisdictions where same-gender marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships are legal. Some bishops have cited that provision in allowing clergy to officiate at the marriages or civil unions of same-gender couples in states where those unions are legal.The second resolution asks convention to form a task force that would guide the church “to identify and explore biblical, theological, historical, liturgical, and canonical dimensions of marriage” during the 2013-2015 triennium. This task force, Meyers said in the release, would help the church study the issues raised by the marriage equality debate in civil society.Meyers told ENS that the decision to release excerpts of the report now was based on the timing of a series of meetings across the church in which bishops and deputies will get their first look at the final report. SCLM members will present the report to regularly scheduled pre-convention provincial synod meetings, which began with Province IX’s gathering during which participants were briefed on the materials March 7.The House of Bishops also will get a briefing during its March 16-20 meeting at Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center in Navasota, Texas. Given C056’s mandate, the bishops “have been part of the conversation all the way along and they are very eager to see this material,” Meyers said.“And at the same time because of our bicameral polity … it seemed important to make it available to deputies for conversation as well,” Meyers added.Members of the House of Deputies will be able to discuss the excerpts in the online forum on House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson’s website, the release said. The discussion will begin March 16 and end March 23.“Given the number of people who were going to have access to [the excerpts] among the bishops and deputies, it seemed best simply to release [them] so that others in the church who wanted to follow the discussion on the deputy forum, then they could do that and have access to the material to understand what the discussion is,” Meyers explained. People who are not deputies can read postings on the deputy online forum but may not participate in that discussion.She said she hoped that bishops and deputies would talk amongst themselves about the materials and that they would also find ways to hear from Episcopalians in their dioceses.“I hope that people do take time as that old Anglican collect says of Scripture: ‘read, mark, learn and inwardly digest’ [Proper 28] – at least to read and mark, and really grapple with what’s there because there’s a substantial theological essay here,” she told ENS. “I would also hope that other Episcopalians would also read and study this material and be in conversation with their deputies and bishops, and let them know their hopes and concerns and questions so that bishops and deputies can come to convention and then listen to one another again, listen to the testimony in public hearings and be prepared to make a decision.”Above all, Meyers said she hoped the church would “engage this with a depth of prayer and thinking to be attentive to the work of the Spirit in our midst.”The commission said in the preface to its report that “for some Episcopalians, this material will resonate well with their long-standing experience and theological reflection; for others, the call from the 2009 General Convention represents a new and perhaps perplexing moment in the life of our church.”“We take that difference seriously,” the commission said, adding that “all of us belong equally to the Episcopal Church and to the worldwide Anglican Communion and, most of all, to the universal Body of Christ. This theological resource honors the centrality of Scripture among Anglicans, interpreted in concert with the historical traditions of the church and in the light of reason.”A summary of the process SCLM used to develop the rite and accompanying resources is available here in an October 2011 ENS report when the commission put the finishing touches to its work.The full set of resources the SCLM has developed includes an introduction explaining the process that has been undertaken, a survey of legal and canonical matters, pastoral resources for preparing a couple for a liturgical blessing, a discussion guide for congregations, and an overview of GC legislation. These, along with the excerpts released March 7, will be published in April as part of the collection of reports to General Convention from all official commissions, committees, agencies, and boards of the Episcopal Church known as the Blue Book. It will be posted online here.The commission is recommending that the resources be published as “Liturgical Resources I” (thus not part of an existing official liturgical book or series in The Episcopal Church), a document that would include pastoral and teaching materials as well as the theological essay and liturgy, Anderson said in a March 8 letter to deputies and first alternate deputies. She added the reminder that none of the material is currently authorized for use in the Episcopal Church.For more information contact SCLM at [email protected]— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. March 9, 2012 at 9:05 am Thank you for communicating the release of this information. I really appreciate the detailed effort by so many to get us to this place, the careful labelling in the documents that they are draft, for study and not approved, the faith, and transparency has been demonstrated. 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Portland rally: ‘Defend DACA!’

first_imgNov. 12 rally.Members of the Oregon DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Coalition shared their stories during the “Defend DACA, Home Is Here” rally on Nov. 12. An estimated 250 people gathered to call on the Supreme Court to reject Trump’s attempts to terminate the DACA program. Organizers said, “We are Oregonians and we want to shift the narrative of what undocumented experience is.”In Washington, D.C., several thousand DACA supporters demonstrated chanting, “Sí, se puede.” Rallies also took place in other cities, such as New York and locations in California. Protesters included DACA recipients, their supporters and teenage immigrants who were too young to qualify for DACA when it was first established in June 2012 by President Barack Obama.Trump appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals to terminate DACA in 2017. The program allowed 800,000 young people brought to the U.S. when they were children to work and study without fear of deportation.Instead of waiting for a decision from the Court of Appeals on DACA, Trump requested a review by the U.S. Supreme Court, a process normally reserved for unique circumstances. Last June, 660,880 DACA recipients and their advocates filed lawsuits against ending DACA. Some of these lawsuits include NAACP v. Trump; Regents of the University of California, et al. v. Dept. of Homeland Security; and Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen. These lawsuits resulted in injunctions that temporarily stopped DACA from ending.On the day of the Nov. 12 rally, the U.S. Supreme Court began reviewing the lawsuits regarding the “legality” of ending DACA. Their decision is due next spring. Before the hearing, Trump tweeted, “Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from ‘angels.’ Some are very tough, hardened criminals.” He continued, “If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!”A recent Harvard study, “The Long-Term Impact of DACA: Forging Futures Despite DACA’s Uncertainty,” found that 76 percent of DACA recipients had doubled their yearly salaries, due to completion of job training, licensing and certificate programs. (tinyurl.com/v3l4uzb/)The Oregon DACA Coalition is fighting to protect DACA recipients, their families and all immigrant communities on a national scale. They are calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the highly successful DACA program and not put immigrant youth at risk of deportation, which endangers the future of hundreds of thousands of members of communities all across the U.S.Thousands of DACA recipients must submit paperwork costing $1,000 to remain in their own homes. Without protection, they could lose their jobs, homes, families, along with general safety from being deported. One organizer said, “No one who was raised in Oregon should be forced to pay and prove to the government that they deserve to stay in their home.” For more information, go to oregondacacoalition.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Homegrown Food will be Featured in State Fair Theme

first_img Indiana Homegrown Food will be Featured in State Fair Theme By Andy Eubank – Apr 12, 2017 SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Homegrown Food will be Featured in State Fair Theme Facebook Twitter Wonderful World of FoodIndiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced via social channels Wednesday the theme for the 2017 Indiana State Fair. Again there will be a focus on farmers, and this year the attention is paid to what they’re helping put on your plates.“Janet and I have enjoyed our frequent visits to the Indiana State Fair over the years and are truly looking forward to our first official fair as Governor and first lady,” he said in the YouTube video. “Today I’m lucky enough the one that tells you that this year’s theme for the great Indiana State Fair is the Wonderful World of Food.”There will be as much variety built in to the theme as there is variety in Hoosier farm products.“Here in Indiana we grow it, we sell it, we eat it, and at the 2017 Indiana State Fair we’re going to celebrate it. There’s popcorn, apples, corn dogs and even turkey legs. Each one of them has a homegrown Hoosier connection and a story to tell.”Stories will also be told about the Indiana mint industry, eggs, honey, tomato farmers who help produce your salsa and ketchup, ice cream, and of course the products from soybean, wheat, beef and hog farmers. Each of the 17 days of the fair, August 4-20, will feature an Indiana food product and a farmer who produces it. It begins on August 4th with soybean farmers in the spotlight on Deep Fried Food Day. Later in the fair a tree farmer will be featured during food On-A-Stick Day.There will be food samples to enjoy, cooking demonstrations, food eating contests, and recipe sharing.“Hoosiers have deep connections to food, and there is no better place to showcase how much fun we can have with food than the Great Indiana State Fair” said Cindy Hoye, Executive Director, Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. “We want to shine the spotlight on all our state has to offer, and we look forward to the celebration of our ‘Wonderful World of Food’ at this year’s Fair.”Fair organizers also hope attendees will help in sharing the story of how Indiana is feeding the world. Additionally, Fairgoers will get to enjoy many of the featured foods, along with their traditional Fair food favorites, at more than 90 food stands throughout the Fairgrounds.Here is the featured foods schedule:Aug. 4 – Deep Fried Food (Soybean Farmer)Aug. 5 – Melon (Melon Farmer)Aug. 6 – Popcorn (Popcorn Farmer)Aug. 7 – Salsa/Ketchup (Tomato Farmer)Aug. 8 – Egg (Egg Farmer)Aug. 9 – Pork Burger (Pig Farmer)Aug. 10 – Funnel Cake (Wheat Farmer)Aug. 11 – Cheese (Dairy Farmer)Aug. 12 – Beef (Beef Farmer)Aug. 13 – Ice Cream (Dairy Farmer)Aug. 14 – Apples (Apple Farmer)Aug. 15 – Mint (Mint Farmer)Aug. 16 – Corn Dog (Corn Farmer)Aug. 17 – On-A-Stick Day (Tree Farmer)Aug. 18 – Turkey Leg (Turkey Farmer)Aug. 19 – Pickles (Cucumber Farmer)Aug. 20 – Honey (Beekeeper) Facebook Twitter Previous articleAn Unintended Consequence of the VFDNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 14, 2017 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

ECISD reveals Top 10 students; board hears test results

first_imgPermian High School1. Kristin Morton (valedictorian)2. Marco Martinez (salutatorian)3. Nicole Domingo4. Kayla Owen5. Megan Freeman6. Jacob Menchaca7. Braylynn Carrion8. Stephen M. Steen, III9. Calyha Brown10. Marissa Williams Twitter Facebook By admin – May 16, 2018 Pinterest Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSummer Spaghetti SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Odessa High School1. Shivani Alur (valedictorian)2. Jazmine Brito (salutatorian)3. Areli Romero4. Kaylee Nunez5. Genesis Martinez-Morales6. Angelina Jimenez7. Aimee Munoz Romero8. Katelyn Dockall9. Nathan Sanchez-Juarez10. Jonathan DominguezMore Information Ector County ISD. A Texas ranger walks outside the ambulance entrance at Medical Center Hospital after three sheriff deputies were shot in the line of duty Monday night in North Odessa. Local NewsEducation ECISD reveals Top 10 students; board hears test results Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 16Next articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Lady Panthers series set admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Principals from each school introduced the top of the crop and all had racked up scholarships, awards, dual and Advanced Placement credit, volunteer hours and extracurricular activities, to name a few.The top 10 students from George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, Permian and Odessa high schools were unveiled during the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting.The No. 4 graduate at Odessa High School hugged her parents with tears in her eyes after Principal Mauricio Marquez read her message of thanks to them.Kristin Morton, the valedictorian from Permian High School, had her parents, Richard and Mary Morton, and brother, Ryan, in the audience Tuesday. Her brother is an OHS graduate and valedictorian who just graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in mechanical engineering.Asked if there was competition between them, Ryan Morton said he was an encourager and they were more like best friends than competitors.Superintendent Tom Crowe said it was a great group of students.“Of course I’m fortunate in that four or five of them served on my superintendent’s advisory group, so I know them very well. Of course obviously, the others are great kids, too. All the volunteer hours that they do — how do they do all that and be involved in fine arts and sports and all the things they do?” Crowe said.He added that there are some very gifted students in ECISD.“I hope people understand these are the top 10, but the next 20 are like that and the next 20 are like that. … I’m not sure people appreciate how bright the kids are here and the very talented kids we have, not just academically” but in all the other activities offered by the district, Crowe said.And they also get top grades.Crowe estimated that students at all three schools were awarded “well over” $2 million in scholarships.Trustees also heard a presentation on STAAR and end-of-course exam results from the first administration from Annette Macias, director of accountability, assessment and school improvement and district testing coordinator.At this point, Macias said there is no way to predict which schools may or may not earn improved ratings.She said the three schools in their fifth year of improvement required — Ector Middle School, Zavala and Noel elementary — made good gains. Results from this month’s testing will be known in June.Macias said we are looking at more than just the number of kids who pass each test; the state’s focus is on growth and three different standards of achievement — approaches, meets and masters.“So we have percentages for all three,” Macias said. “In the past, we’ve only reported the percentage of kids that passed the test because that was really the only standard that the state was looking at. But now they’re not, so now they’re taking all three standards and combining the three when they look at accountability. That’s the difference now, so now when we’re reporting to the public there’s so much more than just passing the test. Now it’s the percentage of kids that are performing at those higher levels.”As a district, in English, 57 percent of fifth-graders passed reading and 63 percent passed fifth-grade reading in 2018.Seventy-one percent of fifth-graders passed math in 2017 and 74 percent in 2018 districtwide.Among eighth-graders in ECISD, 61 percent passed reading in 2017 and 59 percent in 2018.In math, 44 percent of eighth-graders passed in 2017 and 50 percent in 2018.Crowe said the district doesn’t know what scores it needs to get campuses off improvement required.“What we presented tonight was gains we made. We’ve got kids retaking the test right now. But we’ve seen some great gains …,” Crowe said.He said the district had improved in five of the six areas — fifth grade math and reading English, fifth grade math and reading Spanish and eighth grade math and reading.In other action:Trustees voted 4-2-1 to allow the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to serve alcohol to major donors inside Ratliff Stadium during UTPB home football games.Steve Brown and Ray Beaty voted against the request; Nelson Minyard abstained from voting.UTPB President Dr. Sandra Woodley spoke with the board about the university’s plan to start some major fundraising campaigns for its athletics programs with a big emphasis on scholarships and this is one facet of the plan — a way to recognize and entertain large contributors, the board recap said.Board members voted 7-0 to change the dates of the August work study and regular board meetings. Both will occur one week earlier than normal with the work study on Aug. 7 and the regular meeting Aug. 14.This way the regular meeting will not conflict with the Education Foundation’s annual concert on Aug. 21, the recap said.Board members voted 7-0 to approve Vice President Doyle Woodall as the Texas Association of School Boards Delegate for the coming year, and Minyard as the Alternate.Trustees voted 7-0 to approve a low attendance waiver for three days earlier in the spring semester.The Texas Education Agency allows districts/campuses to submit waivers for low attendance when that attendance is at least 10 percentage points below the last year’s average daily attendance (ADA). The waiver allows the low attendance days to be excluded from this year’s ADA calculations.The waivers are for Ector Middle School on March 21 and March 22, and Crockett Middle School on March 2. All three days saw low attendance due to threats of violence at those schools, the recap said.Trustees voted 7-0 to approve the consent agenda, a group of routine or previously discussed items presented for approval at one time.This month’s consent agenda included the quarterly investment report; roof removal and repairs for the Alternative Center, Lamar Early Education Center; and the Print Shop; the recommendation for new School Nutrition Operations software; an agreement for the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program; out-of-state travel for members of the Permian High boys’ gymnastics team; and sale of a tax-foreclosed property.Just The FactsGeorge H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa1. Serena Hernandez (valedictorian)2. Saray Navarrete (salutatorian)3. Blake Dominguez4. Natalie Siegler5. Jasmine Lopez6. Carina Heredia7. Diane Marquez Venegas8. Yasmin Villa9. Jessie Ross10. 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Cars attacked in Killylastin area of Letterkenny

first_img Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications A Letterkenny councillor is urging parents in the Windmill View/Killylastin areas to be vigilant after receiving a number of calls from motorists whose had been damaged.Cllr Gerry McMonagle says young people have been congregating at a site cleared for social housing, throwing mud and stones at passing cars.He says in the long term, more community facilities are needed, but in the short term, the council must secure the area………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/gmacmon1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Facebook Cars attacked in Killylastin area of Letterkenny WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous article“There is a Brexit deal to be done” – CoveneyNext articleDevine & PCRS end championship with podium News Highland Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter By News Highland – November 30, 2020 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Miami is now epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, says doctor

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 570,000 people worldwide.Over 13 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 135,582 deaths.Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.4:22 a.m.: Russia lifts two-week quarantine for arriving foreigners from tomorrowA 14-day quarantine will no longer be required for anyone arriving to Russia, according to a decree signed by the country’s chief sanitary doctor on Monday.Starting from Wednesday, people entering Russia will need to provide a document — in English or Russian — that they have tested negative for the coronavirus in the past 72 hours.Alternatively, they can test in Russia and provide the document within three days. This news followed last week’s announcement that Russia is looking resume international air travel in mid July.Russia confirmed 6,248 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday bringing the country’s official number of cases to 739 947.Over the past 24 hours, 175 people have died bringing the total toll to 11,614.A total of 8,804 people recovered over the last 24 hours bringing the overall number of recoveries to 512,825.3:17 a.m.: U of Miami infectious disease doctor: “Miami is now the epicenter for the virus”A group of Miami-area medical experts joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on a Zoom news conference Monday morning and made clear that South Florida is in a dire position when it comes to the spread of COVID-19.“Miami is now the epicenter for the virus,” said Lilian M. Abbo, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Miami Health System and the Chief of Infection Prevention for Jackson Health System. “What we were seeing in Wuhan [China] five months ago, we’re now seeing here.”The experts were speaking minutes after Florida announced 12,624 new cases of COVID-19 — a day after Florida set a record for any state with 15,300 new cases.The experts stressed the need to restrict large gatherings of people in indoor spaces, and Gimenez said the biggest thing that needs to be done is residents following the safety guidelines.“The reason [for the spike] is us. There’s no Boogeyman. The reason is us,” he said. “We have to change our behavior. The no. 1 reason is our behavior.”1:59 a.m.: Hawaii delays reopening to tourists until September 1Hawaii Governor David Ige announced that, in light of the surge of cases on the mainland, Hawaii is delaying its reopening to tourists until September 1.The plan was to allow tourists who have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their trip to Hawaii to bypass that mandatory two-week self quarantine starting in August. But with the increase of cases in the state and the growing number of cases nationwide, officials decided to delay it by a month.“I am announcing today that we will be delaying the launch of the pre-travel testing program until September 1,” said Ige during the press conference. “The outbreaks on the mainland are not in control and we don’t believe that situation will change significantly by August 1st.”Said Ige: “We did believe it would be in the best interest of everyone here in the state of Hawaii to delay the start of the program to September 1. I know this increases the burden of businesses here in Hawaii …we still believe in the pre-testing program and we will take actions to implement it safely.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HMCS Goose Bay Departs on Five-Week Deployment

first_img View post tag: Naval Canadian Navy’s HMCS Goose Bay departed Halifax on June 15, 2015 for a five-week deployment to the St. Lawrence Seaway. These operations will help maintain crew readiness and proficiency in a wide range of naval tasks, and provide a visible military presence in Canadian waters.During the operation, the ship will visit Ville de Saguenay, Que., (port of Chicoutimi) from June 18 to 22, to support the Bagotville International Air Show. The ship will be open to visitors.Goose Bay will also stop in Montreal from June 29 to July 3, representing the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) at the signature event of the 2nd Canadian Division/Joint Task Force (East), Con Forza, at La Ronde on July 1. Con Forza is a day to pay tribute to Canadian military personnel.Crewed by both Regular and Reserve Force sailors, Goose Bay is a Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessel – a multi-role minor war vessel with a primary mission of coastal surveillance and patrol, including general naval operations and exercises, search and rescue, law enforcement, resource protection and fisheries patrols.[mappress mapid=”16250″]Image: Canadian Navy Share this article View post tag: HMCS Goose Bay June 17, 2015 HMCS Goose Bay Departs on Five-Week Deployment View post tag: Deploymentcenter_img Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Goose Bay Departs on Five-Week Deployment last_img read more

Photo of the day: French Navy aviso transits Corinth Canal

first_img Photo: French NavyFrench Navy’s D’Estienne d’Orves-class aviso, FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacoubet was returning home from the port of Piraeus when the ship’s Captain decided to transit the Corinth Canal in order to avoid a 400 kilometer detour around the Peloponnese.The ship had spent a month searching for EgyptAir plane crash debris and later integrating into NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2.With a length of 6343 meters, the canal is relatively short compared to other, similar undertakings. What makes Corinth special is its narrowness and the height of the walls which reach up to 90 meters above sea level.The Canal’s width never exceeds 21 meters making it unusable for larger vessels. Ships pass through the canal on a one-way system while larger ones, like the Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacoubet, have to be towed by tugs.Also known as A69 type aviso, the FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacoubet is a small warship designed for anti-submarine defense, and used for high sea escort missions. The ship was laid down on July 8, 1980 and entered service in October 23, 1982. View post tag: French Navy Photo of the day: French Navy aviso transits Corinth Canal June 21, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Photo of the day: French Navy aviso transits Corinth Canal Authorities View post tag: Corinth Canal View post tag: aviso Share this articlelast_img read more

Associate or Full Professor – Native American Studies

first_imgPreferred Qualifications Responsibilities Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date – August 2021.Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Experience working in collaboration with California NativeAmerican communities or First Nations or Native Americannations.Experience with program leadership and curriculardevelopment.Knowledge of disciplinary trends in the fields of one or moreof the departments in the College of Social Sciences regardingissues that center on Ethnic Studies or Native Americanstudies.Experience working with curriculum relevant to the CSU EthnicStudies graduation requirement outlined in California Assembly Bill 1460 . Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Libra Hilde( [email protected]). The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. The Universityis committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so ourdisciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multipleethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: December 15, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Ph.D. in Native American Studies or any field of study in theCollege of Social Sciences (African American Studies, Anthropology,Chicana and Chicano Studies, Communication Studies, Economics,Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Political Science,Psychology, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Studies, andUrban and Regional Planning), or other related field with aSpecialization in Native or Indigenous Studies.Teaching and mentoring experiences and a scholarship record inNative American Studies that is appropriate for an Associate orFull Professor appointment.Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educationalgoals of a multicultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparableexperience. Department SummaryThe College of Social Sciences (CoSS) at San José State University(SJSU) invites applications for a tenured faculty position, at therank of Associate or Full Professor, in the field of NativeAmerican Studies.SJSU is located in a region that is home to the Muwekma Ohlonepeople and has the largest Intertribal Indian and indigenous LatinAmerican population in the US. We currently enroll approximately700 students who identify as Native American. SJSU offers a NativeAmerican Studies minor that is currently administered by thedepartment of Anthropology. The minor includes courses in AmericanStudies, Anthropology, Art, Chicana/o Studies, CommunicationStudies, History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies. With thisposition, SJSU is seeking an established scholar who has a visionfor building an independent Native American program that isgrounded in Ethnic Studies perspectives and practices, with thesupport of an institution and college committed to developingNative American Studies.SJSU and CoSS are committed to growing Ethnic Studies more broadly.In 2018, CoSS launched the Ethnic Studies Collaborative (ESC),bringing together faculty, staff, and students to highlight theresearch and leadership contributions of SJSU’s Ethnic Studiesprograms and departments. The ESC includes the Department ofAfrican American Studies, Department of Chicana and ChicanoStudies, and the Program of Asian American Studies; it serves asthe nexus for Ethnic Studies faculty, student, and communitycollaboration at SJSU. The ESC supports Ethnic Studies curricularand co-curricular projects that address issues of settlercolonialism, racial capitalism, immigration, and racialization,with a focus on the comparative histories and experientialknowledges of marginalized racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.,including but not limited to Native Americans/American Indians;Black and African Americans; Chicanxs and Latinxs; NativeHawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous peoples of Oceania andother nations; and Asian Americans. The ESC is also currentlyplaying a key role in shaping the implementation of AB 1460, theCSU graduation requirement in Ethnic Studies.This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interestedin a career at a teaching-centered institution that is a nationalleader in graduating historically underserved students. SJSU hasachieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI(Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-ServingInstitution) status. Moreover, 40% of our student population arefirst-generation and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, we rankthird nationally in increasing student upward mobility.The successful candidate will be appointed in any of the twelvedepartments in the College of Social Sciences contingent ondisciplinary focus and in consultation with the candidate. Thisposition is one of several faculty searches this year at bothsenior and junior levels across African American Studies, AsianAmerican Studies, and Chicana and Chicano Studies. These incomingfaculty will join a community of current Ethnic Studies faculty whoare engaging in innovative pedagogies, producing community-centeredresearch, and transforming SJSU through their campusleadership.For further information see a description of departments andactivities in the College of SocialSciences and the Ethnic Studies Collaborative , and our current curriculum forthe undergraduate minor program in Native American Studies .Required Qualifications letter of interestcurriculum vitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages) thatdescribes what role faculty play in student successStatement of research plans (2 pages) that addresses therelationship of research activities to the classroom andteachingDiversity statement (2 pages) that discusses best strategiesfor supporting historically marginalized studentsThree references with contact information Participate in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committee and other serviceassignments.Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding thestrengths and needs of a student population of great diversity – inage, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advising .Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarship,and/or creative activities, as well as other professionalengagement.Contribute to curriculum development for the University EthnicStudies requirement, and lead the development of a new NativeAmerican/American Indian Studies program, with a goal ofestablishing an autonomous department.Contribute to an interdisciplinary Ethnic StudiesCollaborative.last_img read more

Ocean City Intermediate School Comes Up ACES

first_imgOcean City Intermediate School eighth-graders dance to “Y.M.C.A.” on Wednesday, May 6.Ocean City Intermediate School students finished their school day Wednesday with the Village People.The vintage disco group’s “Y.M.C.A.” provided the soundtrack for Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously).The project is part of a nationwide effort to motivate children to exercise, and ACES takes place on the first Wednesday in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.Spanish teacher Ashley Shaffer, head of the Wellness Committee for the AtlantiCare Healthy Schools, Healthy Children Program, said its the third year the school has participated in the program.This year, eighth-graders moved outside to perform the “Y.M.C.A.” dance and to form a makeshift conga line.last_img read more