Korean church leaders support dialogue by world leaders to avoid…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Asia Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Mar 12, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] The ecumenical body representing churches in Korea – including the Anglican Church in Korea – have welcomed news that the North Korea has agreed to cease missile tests, pending a meeting between the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and U.S. President Donald Trump.The chair of the reconciliation and reunification committee of the National Council of Churches of Korea, the Rev. Haekjib Ra, said that the ecumenical body remains convinced that dialogue is the only way to resolve military conflict on the Korean peninsula peacefully.Read the full article here. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Korean church leaders support dialogue by world leaders to avoid military conflict Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Colombia Gives FARC One Year for Peace Deal

first_img Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warned the country’s Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels on December 2 that they have until November 2013 to strike a peace deal under recently opened talks. “This has to be a process of months, rather than years. In other words, this should not last any longer than November next year at the latest,” the president said at an event in the Caribbean resort city of Cartagena. “But it is important to be patient, and not demand immediate results, because it is a negotiating table with some very complicated issues being discussed,” Santos stressed. The FARC formally started talks with Bogotá on October 18 in neutral Norway. The talks moved to Havana on November 19 and will resume this week. It is a conflict that has dragged on for almost a half century, with some 600,000 dead, 15,000 missing and four million people domestically displaced. Last November 29, Colombian government and rebel negotiators reported progress in the first peace talks in a decade to attempt bringing Latin America’s longest running guerrilla insurgency to an end. Talks resume on December 5, and continue to focus on land reform, the first point on the agenda, the parties said in a joint statement. Iván Márquez, the FARC’s number two negotiator, said that an agreement reached to hold a public forum in Bogotá next month on agrarian development —unequal land distribution is a longstanding problem at the root of the conflict— was the best sign the process is moving forward. Previous attempts at peace have failed. In the last effort, which lasted from 1999 to 2002, the government ended talks after concluding the FARC were using a vast demilitarized zone to regroup. The rebels have suffered a string of military defeats in recent years, and several of their top commanders have been captured or killed. FARC ranks have also been severely depleted from its peak in the 1990s. Aside from reaching a deal on land ownership, both sides must also agree on a mechanism to end hostilities, incorporating the FARC into political life, curbing drug trafficking, and compensating victims of the conflict. By Dialogo December 04, 2012last_img read more

‘AK 47’ 100% confident of victory tonight in Guyana Mash Boxing Extravaganza

first_imgMORE than two years away from the ring has left former Caribbean heavyweight and superheavyweight champion Jason ‘AK 47’ Barker with a point to prove – and he intends to do that tonight when he tackles national heavyweight champion Daren France.The main event of the much-anticipated ‘AK Fully Loaded’ Guyana Mash Boxing Extravaganza outdoor battle at the National Gymnasium is expected to be a scorcher.Barker, who is out on parole after a period of incarceration will look to make his mark and display his talent.“I’m confident of a victory – 100% confident,” the challenger told the Guyana Chronicle last evening.The boxer who is ambidextrous in his delivery said that he is going to mix solid defence with well-placed shots. He aims to give the fans a show.The 32-year-old noted that although anything can happen in the fight, tonight’s fight transcends the results. “This fight is for people to see who I am, to see my talent, my skills. It is also for me to show that I can take my game to the next level.”Although he is not in the mix to travel to next month’s Olympic Qualifiers in Argentina, the heavyweight boxer is confident that he would make good on any opportunity given.“Give me one chance for the Olympics.”Barker, who had won the regional superheavyweight title in 2016, was initially sentenced to two decades in prison in 2008 at the age of 20 for robbery under arm, but he was introduced to boxing and it changed his outlook on life – he became a model inmate and a changed man.“I don’t just like boxing, I love it – this is my life.”Along with the main event, 10 other bouts are scheduled for the evening with boxers from several gyms across the country expected to compete.Among them are several national pugilists and gold medallists from the December 2019 Caribbean Championships, the Jackman sisters Abiola and Alesha, who will face each other.last_img read more

Matt Kemp’s eighth-inning homer lifts Los Angeles Dodgers to NLDS win; Series tied 1-1

first_imgBy J.P. [email protected] @jphoornstra on TwitterZack Greinke threw 103 pitches Saturday and held the St. Louis Cardinals without a run. J.P. Howell threw four pitches and the Cardinals scored twice. Before you could say “bullpen issue,” Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.Matt Carpenter’s two-run home run off Howell in the eighth inning forged a 2-2 tie, before Kemp’s home run off right-hander Pat Neshek restored the Dodgers’ lead before the announced crowd of 54,599 at Dodger Stadium.The drama followed a fine effort by Greinke, who took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Greinke also collected two hits and scored a run against Cardinals counterpart Lance Lynn.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly bore his share of criticism for leaving Clayton Kershaw in for too long Friday in Game 1. The Cardinals had already scored three runs in the seventh inning when Carpenter belted a bases-clearing double against Kershaw. This time, Mattingly pulled Greinke before he threw a pitch in the eighth inning, when Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sent in left-hander Oscar Taveras to pinch hit. Taveras singled off Howell, and Carpenter hit a two-run home run to left field — the third home run Howell has allowed in his last five appearances.Greinke allowed two hits in seven shutout innings, walking two batters and striking out seven.His fourth pitch of the game, a 94-mph fastball, hit Jon Jay in the foot. He walked Carpenter in the third inning. Otherwise he did not allow a baserunner until Kolten Wong doubled down the right-field line in the fifth inning.Lynn got through the first and second innings without allowing a run, but ran into trouble with the bottom of the Dodgers’ batting order in the third. It would be a recurring theme of Game 2.A.J. Ellis pounded a double off the wall in right-center field, causing Cardinals rookie Randal Grichuk to careen off the wall in vain pursuit. Ellis took a hard turn around second base but wisely put on the brakes for a double. Greinke followed with a soft single into right field, sending Ellis to third base.That brought up Dee Gordon, who was hitless in his first six at-bats of the series. Gordon grounded into an apparent double play, but Greinke was ruled safe at second base after the Dodgers challenged that Wong missed the tag on Greinke.Adrian Gonzalez’s single scored Greinke with the Dodgers’ second run.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers reach contract agreements with Cody Bellinger, 4 others

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies The Dodgers reached one-year contract agreements with five players on Friday, including newly-crowned National League MVP Cody Bellinger.The others agreeing to contracts and avoiding arbitration were shortstop Corey Seager, utilityman Kiké Hernandez and pitchers Ross Stripling and Julio Urias.Friday was the deadline for teams to exchange salary figures with arbitration-eligible players. The Dodgers have four remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible players – infielder Max Muncy, utilityman Chris Taylor, relief pitcher Pedro Baez and outfielder Joc Pederson – raising the possibility that they could go to an arbitration hearing for the first time since 2007 (lefty reliever Joe Beimel). Teams and players can continue to negotiate right up until their arbitration hearing.Bellinger agreed to a considerable raise – from $605,000 in 2019 to $11.5 million in 2020. The 2020 salary tops Kris Bryant’s $10.85 million as the highest ever for a first-year arbitration-eligible player. Related Articlescenter_img Hernandez, 28, will receive a $5.9 million salary in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Hernandez made starts at seven positions last season (everywhere but pitcher and catcher), appearing in 130 games overall. But his offense took a step back after an excellent 2018. His 2019 average dropped to .237 with a .715 OPS (his lowest since 2016) and 17 home runs but a career-high 64 RBIs.Of the unsigned players, Pederson submitted the highest salary figure, asking for a raise from $5 million to $9.5 million in his final year before free agency. The Dodgers have reportedly countered with an offer of $7.75 million to Pederson who had career-highs across the board last season in home runs (36), RBIs (74), batting average (.249), slugging percentage (.538) and OPS (.876).In his first year of arbitration eligibility, Muncy is seeking a raise from $575,000 to $4.675 million after his second consecutive 35-home run season with an .889 OPS. The Dodgers have countered with a $4 million salary.Baez and the Dodgers are $500,000 apart at $4 million and $3.5 million. Taylor is seeking $5.8 million while the Dodgers offered $5.25 million.Hearings for unsigned players will be scheduled in February. The 24-year-old Bellinger earned the raise by becoming the sixth Dodger to win the NL MVP award since the franchise moved to Los Angeles, only the third Dodger to win both a Rookie of the Year award and MVP during his career and just the fourth player in MLB history to win a Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove and MVP all before age 25 (joining Johnny Bench, Fred Lynn and Dustin Pedroia).Seager, 25, earned a raise to $7.6 million for 2020. Returning from hip and elbow surgeries, Seager started slowly in 2019 but finished with a .272 batting average, .817 OPS and tied for the league lead with 44 doubles.The 23-year-old Urias agreed to a $1 million salary in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The left-hander is penciled in as part of the Dodgers’ starting rotation for 2020 after four years splitting time between the majors and minors, starting and relieving.Urias has returned from major shoulder surgery in 2017. Last season, he served a 20-game suspension for his part in an incident of domestic violence. He was 4-3 with four saves and a 2.49 ERA over 37 appearances (eight starts).Stripling, 30, agreed to a $2.1 million salary for 2020. He has served largely in a swingman role for the Dodgers over the past four seasons, though he made the National League All-Star team as a starter in 2018. Last year, he was 4-4 with a 3.47 ERA over 32 appearances (15 starts). How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Humboldt State football ranked No. 22 nationally heading into Western Oregon showdown

first_imgArcata >> As September went on a season ago, the Humboldt State football team’s national ranking was on its way to becoming a thing of the past.Different year, different level of success, different kind of direction in the national rankings.A week after just missing being included in the Top 25 of the American Football Coaches Association Division II poll, the Jacks are now a part of the party. Following its 72-14 dismantling of Simon Fraser, Humboldt State is one of two Great Northwest …last_img

France will rectify Euro 2016 mistakes in World Cup 2018 final: Paul Pogba

first_imgFrance take on Croatia in the World Cup 2018 final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday and French mid-fielder is mindful of not carrying rejecting the favourites tag which cost them dearly two years ago.France are now determined not to make the same mistakes they did two years ago in losing the Euro 2016 final when they take on Croatia for the biggest prize in football, midfielder Paul Pogba said on Thursday.The French beat Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-final setting up an encounter in Paris against then-underdogs Portugal, who stunned them 1-0 in extra time to win the continental title.”We are conscious of the situation, we do not want to make the same mistakes like two years ago. We want to work for it, to give everything we have to take this Cup home,” Pogba told reporters.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I think at the Euro we thought it was already a done deal, the mentality was not the same as now. I cannot lie that when we beat Germany we thought that was the final. I know the taste of losing a final. I don’t want it to happen again.”Against Portugal we thought we had won it before the start of the game. That will not happen again.”READ – Croatia played an ‘extra match’ to reach historic final: Key statsFrance have been improving throughout the tournament and have beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout rounds without needing extra time or penalties.advertisementCroatia needed spot kicks to advance against Denmark in the last 16 and against Russia in the quarter-finals. They then came from a goal down against England on Wednesday to win 2-1 in extra time.That is not a sign of a struggling team, according to Pogba, but one that has a lot of talent.READ – Paul Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players”The Croats had a very difficult match and they were behind. But they are mentally very strong. There are two teams in the final, a Cup and there are 90 minutes more.”For us, we are not the favourites. We stay as we are from the start of the tournament. We have no doubts, we play together, that’s our strength. We are chasing something and will do everything to succeed.”France, world champions in 1998 after beating Croatia in the semis, are in their third World Cup final. It is unknown territory for Croatia however.READ – France reach 3rd final, Belgium’s unbeaten streak ends: Key stats”For sure the Croats they want the star (for winning the title) they have had a good run. They want to win. But I have no star either although there is one on my shirt. I want mine.”Pogba said while Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was their driving force the French plan would not be limited to stopping the Real Madrid playmaker.”The Croats are not just Modric. They have (Mario) Mandzukic, (Ivan) Rakitic and (Ivan) Perisic,” Pogba said.”Even their defenders are outstanding players. I don’t think there is a plan just for Modric. The plan is to win the match.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more