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Nominees for bishop slate announced in Easton

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Elections, Submit a Job Listing [Diocese of Easton] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for election as 11th bishop of the diocese. They are:The Rev. Kathryn A. Andonian, rector, Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville, PennsylvaniaThe Very Rev. Brian Grantz, Cathedral of Saint James, South Bend, IndianaThe Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray, assistant bishop, Diocese of Alabama, Birmingham, AlabamaThe Rev. John A. Mennell, rector, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Montclair, New JerseyMore information about each of the nominees is available on the candidates page. A special issue of the Eastern Shore Episcopalian will be published with information on the nominees and the election process.This slate is the result of a discernment process conducted by the Diocesan Nominating Committee which is composed of lay and clergy members from across the diocese. We offer our deep respect and gratitude for the extraordinary commitment to prayerful discernment undertaken by our Nominating Committee. They have worked tirelessly in order to discern and present a group of people that they are confident would be wonderful and appropriately gifted candidates to serve as our next Bishop.We are grateful to all those who offered themselves in discernment as possible candidates. While we do not know the identities of the scores of individuals, we do know that each of them provided valued perspectives that enriched the process of discernment for the Nominating committee.A petition process for submitting additional names is open from April 15 – 20. Complete information about the petition process and the petition form are available on the petition forms page. If any petition candidates are received, they will be announced by the Standing Committee and added to the slate pending the required background checks. Due to the time required to complete the required background checks, the Standing Committee asks that any petition candidates indicate their intention by immediately emailing the Committee President, The Rev. Kevin M. Cross, with name, address & contact phone.With the announcement of  the slate, a Transition Committee, comprising lay and clergy members from across the diocese, will implement the next stages of the election process. The nominees will participate in a series of “walk-abouts” around the diocese May 23-25. View the full schedule. These open meetings will give the people of the diocese an opportunity to meet and learn more about the nominees.The election will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 10am at Trinity Cathedral, 314 North Street, Easton, MD. Canonically resident clergy of the diocese and lay delegates will vote separately as “orders.” A majority vote in each of the two orders (clergy and lay delegates) is required for the election of the new bishop.Pending consent from a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan bishops and a majority of dioceses (via their Standing Committees), the consecration of the bishop-elect is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15 at the Top Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD with the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding.This is an exciting time for our Diocese and we are grateful for your continued discernment, prayer, and participation. Please pray that all of us will be inspired by the Holy Spirit to discern clearly whom God is calling to be our next Bishop and to work with her/him to joyfully continue the “Jesus Movement” in the Diocese of Easton. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Adjusting to the New Reality

first_imgHome News Feed Adjusting to the New Reality SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 20, 2014 Facebook Twitter This leaves equipment and land as areas where cutbacks may be made. While the red hot land market has cooled somewhat, Lane says growers are still optimistic about the long run. With interests rates low, they will continue to make land purchases, “If the farm next door comes up for sale they are still interested, but they are not so bullish that they will buy land just for the sake of buying land.”  He said most growers are well-positioned financially to handle the tight margins.  In addition, interest rates of historically low levels make it reasonable to incur debt for the right reason. SHARE Keith Lane Adjusting to the New RealityA survey of some the nation’s top row crop producers reveals their biggest concern for 2014 is tight margins. Taken during the Commodity Classic in San Antonio last month, the survey of corn, soybean, wheat, and sorghum growers showed that 42% see tight margins as the top challenge for 2014 and an additional 22% said it was their second highest concern. Keith Lane, VP of Agribusiness with Farm Credit of Mid-America, which sponsored the survey,  says farmers facing higher input costs and lower crop prices are looking for ways to adapt, “Operators are looking for the best ways to change their practices to adapt to the new reality.”  Congruent with below-average grain price projections, the survey showed that the second biggest challenge for 2014 was high input costs, with 21 percent of growers ranking it their number-one concern and 31 percent ranking it number two.  Lane says one area in which operators are not planning to cut back, however, is production, “The folks we talked to are focusing on more production not less.” He added, with lower crop prices, most growers want to increase yields to have more bushels to market, “I have not talked to anyone who is cutting back on anything related to production.” Previous articleEthanol Sponsors Sunday Show TV Ad Blitz In Nation’s CapitalNext articleDow AgroSciences’ Galindez to Retire; Hassinger Named New President and CEO Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter “Commodity prices, costs, and interest rates will always fluctuate, but growers will continue to seek a balance of growth and risk management that will sustain their business objectives now and into the next generation,” said Bill Johnson, President and CEO of Farm Credit of Mid-America. “The confident sentiment that we continue to receive at the local level, as well as at national events like Commodity Classic, is very encouraging.  Farm Credit Mid-America is here to help each grower meet his unique financial needs and goals.” Adjusting to the New Realitylast_img read more

UN allots $2 million for Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

first_imgRead also: Indonesia to receive 100 ventilators from US in early JulyThe funding package would support the vulnerable groups through social and economic protection mechanisms by scaling up cash transfers, broadening social safety nets and providing educational support and food security for children.Additionally, the funds would support digital innovation that could boost employment and strengthen social services and healthcare provision.The support would be provided for the government and key partners – civil societies, the private sector and faith-based groups – in three categories: the inclusivity of social protection system, the governance of social protection response to COVID-19 and innovation for more efficient and effective social protection.The UN said it would implement the program through its agencies in Indonesia, such as the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which would work with ministries to provide policy recommendations, as well as UNICEF, which would ensure child-responsive aspects of social protection services.The UN’s Response and Recovery Trust Funds also support 45 other developing countries with a total approved budget of $41.3 million as of Saturday, with Indonesia and India receiving the largest portion of the budget with $2 million each.The body would also readjust $17.8 billion in funds for sustainable development programs across its agencies in response to COVID-19 response needs.Topics : He added that the UN thanked the governments of several countries – the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Denmark – for providing first contributions to launch the fund.“[It] will help support Indonesia’s response to the pandemic and its impacts on human lives and livelihoods,” Scott went on to say.According to the body’s estimation, around 150 million Indonesians have fallen into poverty because of the economic impact of the pandemic. Moreover, more face income loss, food insecurity and malnutrition. The United Nations is set to contribute US$2 million to support Indonesia’s COVID-19 response under its COVID-19 Multi-Partner Trust Fund (COVID-19 MPTF).The funds would be disbursed through the Protecting People project, which aims to protect the most vulnerable people, particularly women and children of marginalized groups, from the social and economic blows of the pandemic.”The Indonesian fund allocation aims to ensure that, in these times of socioeconomic crisis, no one, particularly children and women, is left behind. It is our priority to support the government in protecting progress made to date in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” UN interim resident coordinator for Indonesia Niels Scott said in a statement on Thursday.last_img read more

Wisconsin air attack taking flight

first_imgWisconsin football head coach Bret Bielema has often gone on the record describing his offense as “not sexy.”The run game has always been a prominent feature moving the ball down the field. It’s a dink-and-dunk affair the University of Wisconsin has been famous for.Wisconsin may always be a run-first school at heart, but so far this season the foundations of an athletic pass game have been laid, balancing out an offense known for its ground work.Through three games this season, the passing game has thrived with a fair amount of attempts and has, on occasion, opened up a stunted run game.“Obviously we were very run happy last year and in the past,” center Peter Konz said. “Now a lot of people are noticing we have that guy who can run with his feet and pass and do all these great things in Russell Wilson, which is great. We’re definitely more balanced. You don’t see Wisconsin putting up much more rushing yards than passing yards, so it’s definitely balancing out.”So far this season, the Badgers have attempted 128 rushes compared to merely 71 pass plays. Of those passes, 52 have been caught, resulting in a 73 percent completion rate. Despite the lopsided number of attempts, UW has gained 802 total yards passing, compared to 715 rushing yards.The run game still reigns supreme, but the pass game is silently having success.Last week against Northern Illinois University, Wisconsin ran the ball as many times as it passed by the end of the third quarter. Up 42-7 and having run a total of 62 plays throughout the game, the run game and the pass game were perfectly balanced.In the fourth quarter, the Badgers kept the ball on the ground, but it was no longer surprising to see quarterback Russell Wilson fake the hand off and drop back in the pocket to find an open receiver.“You got to have success in at least one aspect of the game to be successful, and we were able to have success through the air and also on the ground the past few games, but [we] aired it out a little bit more than we have in the past,” wide receiver Nick Toon said. “Love that as a receiver, but just have to go with what’s having success.”Wisconsin will continually remain notorious for its run game, but the balanced attack helps switch things up and force opposing defenses to question what’s coming.“Probably confuses them a little bit,” Konz said. “We’re throwing a lot of play-action. When we’re running, our offensive line shows that really hard. We try to do the same exact thing on play-action that we do on the run game.“As weird as that sounds, it’s not what you think. If it’s play-action there’d be more pass block, but we try to make it look like a run. It’s probably really confusing. They’re probably trying to look at our stances to see if they can find different things, but it’s hard when you have to really defend against everything.”Last year, with an efficient Scott Tolzien under center, the Badgers ran the ball 584 times and attempted the pass 276 times, completing 202 catches – which also results in a 73 pass completion percentage.With two – almost three – 1,000-yard rushers, Wisconsin gained a total of 3,194 yards rushing, compared to 2,593 yards passing.But this year a new variable, Wilson, entered the equation.“I wouldn’t say that we haven’t had capable quarterbacks in the past, but Russell has a very strong arm and is able to stretch the field more than we’ve been able to do in the past and also make some things happen with his legs. Obviously a great, great player and very happy to have him as part of the Wisconsin family,” Toon saidOne player who certainly doesn’t have any gripes about the balanced system is a healthy Toon. The Madison native leads the team with 14 receptions for 198 yards and three touchdowns.“I love having the ball come my way,” Toon said.Wilson may receive some credit for this evolution, but offensive coordinator Paul Chryst calls the plays based on what defenses are allowing the Badgers.“We’ve been pretty balanced, I think it’s just how it is as the game dictates, but not trying to go one way or the other,” Chryst said. “Anytime you’re throwing the ball the quarterback’s going to be a big part of it. I think it’s a combination of being able to run the ball, and therefore the play action does have some validity through it.”With a more balanced attack, sometimes the game plan becomes a reflection of the defense’s.“If they’re going to give us the run or if they’re just going to give us the pass, obviously we’re going to take advantage of it,” Konz added.Sticking with Wisconsin’s running reputation, coaches and players alike know the run game will prevail as a main fixture of their offense.“I think we’re always a run-first offense, but if it’s working it’s going to work,” left tackle Ricky Wagner said.But balance provides UW with two successful ways to find the end zone. The Badgers may be hesitant to let the pass game run rampant, but finding equilibrium on offense has made the team a dual threat and that much more intimidating to opponents.“I think just having [Wilson] as a threat and everybody doing a great job like Montee [Ball], James [White] and the two tight ends catching the way they are – I think that just opens everything up for us. It’s great having a balanced attack because the defense will never know what it’s going to bring out,” Konz said. “Wisconsin’s always a run heavy school, but I can only hope we’ll be as balanced as we are, like in zen: You always want to be balanced. It’s yin and yang.”last_img read more