Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to release book of sermons, ‘The…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to release book of sermons, ‘The Power of Love’ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Featured Jobs & Calls General Convention 2018, Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has collected five of his most notable sermons, including his royal wedding sermon, in a book that will be released on Oct. 30.“The Power of Love” takes its title from the theme of Curry’s May 19 sermon for Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding, 13 minutes of preaching that elevated Curry to worldwide renown, though the five sermons span his three years as head of the Episcopal Church. Three of the sermons are from July, when he preached during the church’s 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas, and the fifth is his 2015 installation sermon at Washington National Cathedral.Hardcover copies of “The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire” will sell for $20. It is being published in the United States by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, which plans to send a courtesy copy to each diocese of the Episcopal Church.Curry told Episcopal News Service in an emailed statement that he began talking with the publisher before General Convention about turning his royal wedding sermon into a book. The publisher later asked if Curry had more material, so he suggested the three sermons from General Convention: the opening Eucharist on July 5, the revival on July 7, and the prayer service July 8 outside the Hutto Residential Center, a detention facility in Taylor, Texas.“To be honest, I wasn’t thinking about including those sermons in a book, but when the publisher saw them, we all realized that they would take the message of the love of Jesus deeper and apply it to life,” Curry said. “I hope and pray that this message of the way of love, which is the way of Jesus, can be a message for our world at this time.”Curry is due in London at the end of this month for the book launch.“The Power of Love” will be published Oct. 30 by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House.Penguin Random House touts the 112-page book as Curry’s royal wedding sermon and “four of his favorite sermons on the themes of love and social justice.”“The world has met Bishop Curry and has been moved by his riveting, hopeful, and deceptively simple message: love and acceptance are what we need in these strange times,” the publisher says in its online description.The presiding bishop isn’t new to the book world. His 2012 sermon at General Convention generated plenty of attention within and outside the church and led to his 2013 book, “Crazy Christians.” A follow-up, “Songs My Grandma Sang,” focused on his faith upbringing and was released in June 2015, the month he was elected the 27th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the church’s first African-American leader.Curry’s past acclaim, however, offered no precedent for the intense global buzz and widespread praise he received for his royal wedding sermon. For a week afterward, Curry was interviewed or profiled by seemingly every major media outlet, from the BBC to ABC’s “The View” to the celebrity gossip site TMZ.In the introduction to “The Power of Love,” Curry describes how he received the invitation to preach at the royal wedding and how he approached the task of crafting a sermon that would be heard by a billion or more people around the world. He emphasizes, as he did in his post-wedding interviews, that his focus was always on the young couple and their example of love.“The miracle is that we all got to experience that love,” Curry writes. “We witnessed the love of these two people. We witnessed something bigger, the source – God – while we were watching. For a while, this powerful love brought us all together. … Whatever sermon I actually preached was only an attempt to find words for that.”Video and text of the May 19 sermon are here. The text was “edited lightly so that it is more suitable for reading,” Curry notes in the book’s introduction.Curry and thousands of other Episcopalians gathered in Austin for General Convention just six weeks after the royal wedding sermon. The General Convention sermons expanded Curry’s message about the power of God’s love.“They actually went deeper on the Way of Love as the way of Jesus and the way to real life,” Curry told ENS. For the book, he decided they “would be the right sermons to talk about what it means to love God and to love your neighbor.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry introduces the Way of Love during his sermon July 5 at the opening Eucharist of the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas, in this image taken from an Episcopal Church video of the sermon.The book’s second sermon, from the opening Eucharist at General Convention, is titled “Living the Way of Love.” At that July 5 service, Curry described seven practices to help Episcopalians lead a Jesus-centered life as he unveiled the Way of Love as a churchwide rule of life. Video and text of that sermon are here.It is followed by “The Good Life” from the Austin revival. Curry preached for nearly 45 minutes on July 7 to more than 2,000 people in the Palmer Center, with thousands more watching online video feeds of the service.“God is love. And guess what, that’s the reason we are here,” Curry said. Video and text of that sermon are here.The third sermon during General Convention, titled “Love Your Neighbor,” was part of an off-site prayer service July 8 at a detention facility for women, including immigrant detainees. About a thousand Episcopalians joined the service in public witness to federal immigration policies that had separated families.“We come in love,” Curry told the crowd. “I would submit that the teachings of Jesus to love God and love our neighbor is at the core and the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.” Video and text of that sermon are here.The book closes with “Welcome to the Movement,” Curry’s installation sermon on Nov. 1, 2015. Video and text of that sermon are here. Curry says in the book’s introduction that he “turned back the pages” for this earlier sermon, in which “the themes of movement, love and transformation were already front and center.”The publisher is working with Episcopal bookstores to stock the presiding bishop’s book. No book tour has been announced, though Curry is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at a book launch event hosted by London’s Southwark Cathedral.Not long til @PB_Curry joins us at @Southwarkcathed to talk about #Love. Hosted by @revkatebottley + in conversation with @ColeMoreton hear more about THAT sermon from #HarryandMeghan #RoyalWeddingTickets only on sale in advance from https://t.co/38YWamWDfj#BishopCurryLove ️ pic.twitter.com/GwOZPQnXsL— Greenbelt Festival (@greenbelt) October 17, 2018The publisher also is planning a #poweroflove social media campaign on Oct. 30, encouraging people to share “a moment you saw the power of love firsthand.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] By David PaulsenPosted Oct 22, 2018 Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

USDA NRCS Chief Increasing Staff to Meet Growing Demand

first_img SHARE USDA NRCS Chief Increasing Staff to Meet Growing Demand Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA NRCS Chief Increasing Staff to Meet Growing Demand Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 13, 2020 SHARE The head of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service was in Indiana Monday. NRCS Chief Matt Lohr was in Indianapolis at the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annual meeting. He spoke to a crowded ballroom of county and state SWCD representatives thanking them for their partnership.“We’re a big federal agency; 9,000 employees in 2,500 offices across the country, but we can’t do it alone. It takes the partnership with our conservation districts and certainly our producers and other groups all working together. So, the theme of my presentation today was really preaching that collaboration and partnership. There’s a lot of opportunities. We’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s a lot more that we can do if we if we stay focused on the why behind we do conservation for that next generation and how we can all come together as partners to collaborate and bring resources together.”Lohr mentioned the size of his agency and said there is demand for more employees as words like “sustainability” become more prevalent in agriculture today. He says Congress is taking notice.“Congress, for the last several farm bills, has appropriated a lot of resources to conservation. We’re at over $4.3 billion a year with the 2018 farm bill. In order to do that workload, you have to have folks in the field offices providing that technical assistance, being able to work with farmers to help with conservation plans, and help determine if there’s a need for a farm bill program.”He says the potential is there to have a total of 11,000 employees nationwide, about 2,000 more than today.Hear my full interview with Lohr by clicking the play button below.USDA NRCS Chief Matt Lohr at IASWCD Annual Meeting Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Extension Sets Family Farm Succession Planning WorkshopsNext articleFree Digital Platform To Connect Growers to Buy, Sell Grain Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Double standard criticised in hunt for attackers of two journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News April 9, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today criticised the “double standard” of the Armenian authorities for making new arrests in the murder of pro-government journalist Tigran Naghdalian, head of the government TV station, while suspending an enquiry into a bomb attack on independent investigative reporter Mark Grigorian.”The strenuous efforts to solve the murder of Naghdalian, a leading supporter of President Robert Kocharian, display a political determination not shown in the Grigorian case,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to the country’s prosecutor-general, Aram Tahmazian.”We are astonished that five months after the event, no progress has been made in finding those who nearly killed Grigorian or the reasons for the attack on him. This suggests there is a lack of political interest in the case. We ask you to reopen the enquiry and to be as energetic as you have been over the Naghdalian murder,” Ménard said.TV chief Naghdalian, 36, who also presented a political commentary programme called “Orakarg,” was shot dead by a mystery gunman in front of his parents’ home in the capital, Yerevan, on 28 December and died in hospital an hour and a half later. President Kocharian called an emergency meeting with top security officials the same day to investigate the killing. Naghdalian had been a key figure at the station since 1998.Police arrested a fourth suspect in the case on 15 March. He was Armen Sarkisian, the businessman brother of former prime minister Aram Sarkisian, who ran against Kocharian in last month’s presidential election. A cousin of the ex-premier, Ovanes Arutyunian, was arrested the day before and accused of organising the murder. Two other men were arrested on 11 March – Levon Arutyunian (no relation to Ovanes), said to have helped organise the killing, and Gegam Shakhbazarian, who allegedly headed the gang that carried it out.The prosecutor-general’s office announced on 10 March, as the elections results were being disputed, that the Naghdalian murder had been solved. Ex-premier Sarkisian then accused the authorities of trying to implicate him in the killing.Grigorian, who is the Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Armenia and deputy head of the Caucasus Media Institute, received a letter from the prosecutor-general’s office dated 24 February saying the enquiry into a grenade attack in a street of the capital on 22 October in which he was seriously injured had been suspended because no suspects had been found. Grigorian blamed the murder attempt on people opposed to his investigation of a 27 October 1999 commando attack on the national parliament in which eight people were killed, including prime minister Vazgen Sarkisian, parliament spokesman Karen Demirchian and other top political figures. He said the grenade was clearly aimed at him and had exploded at his feet, wounding him in the abdomen, legs and one lung. Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Armenia ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia News News to go further March 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Double standard criticised in hunt for attackers of two journalistslast_img read more

Maranatha Juniors Beat the Seniors in this Year’s Powder Puff

first_img Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a comment Top of the News Photo Gallery Maranatha Juniors Beat the Seniors in this Year’s Powder Puff Article and Photography by MARANATHA HIGH SCHOOL Published on Monday, March 24, 2014 | 1:21 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Last week, Maranatha parents, students, alums, and faculty came under the “Friday night lights” to cheer on the girls in the annual Powder Puff game. Both the juniors and seniors fought hard, but the juniors were able to pull off the victory by just one touchdown. The junior and senior boys did not disappoint and presented the Half Time cheerleading show complete with kicks, throws, and choreographed dancing. At the end of the spirited action, all the players gathered together and prayed, acknowledging their unity.Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Over 100 Attend Black Minds Matter Briefing at Pasadena City College

first_img More Cool Stuff Education Over 100 Attend Black Minds Matter Briefing at Pasadena City College From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 20, 2016 | 12:14 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Over a hundred community members attended an informational briefing on California’s nearly one million Black youth, hosted by Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) and The Education Trust–West on Thursday at Pasadena City College.The “Black Minds Matter” briefing examined the recently published Education Trust-West report, “Black Minds Matter: Supporting the Educational Success of Black Children in California.”“Over the past 165 years, court cases and policy decisions have shaped the educational experiences of Black children,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Despite some progress, the unfortunate reality is that opportunity and achievement gaps continue to persist, leaving California’s nearly one million Black youth under age 25 facing an uphill battle to get the education they desire.”“Black students are the least likely to graduate high school in four years and the most likely to be placed in remedial, non-credit bearing courses in college,” said Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director, The Education Trust–West. “We can dismantle the obstacles placed in front of California’s Black students – if we collectively believe it’s possible.”The panel of experts and guest speakers highlighted the findings and promising practices legislators and educators can consider in addressing disparities and inequities in access, opportunity and achievement.“I agree with the report. We need to do more, and we need to do better,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson. “We are implementing several specific recommendations in the report, increasing funding, particularly for the neediest students, and increased local control. We are focused on equity, working with stakeholders to ensure high-quality education for all students.Recommendations for school districts leaders in the report focus on expanding access, improving school climate and strengthening and supporting meaningful authentic family engagement efforts. Black Minds Matter stresses the need to use data to identify gaps in access to rigorous courses and target more resources and opportunities to students who are struggling academically. To further address closing these gaps, districts can build and strengthen formal partnerships between districts and community-based organizations representing African American communities.“I applaud Assemblymember Holden and Assemblymember Weber for displaying the very type of leadership and firm commitment that we need to close opportunity and achievement gaps for all of California’s students,” said Smith.Participants in the briefing included Chris Holden, Assemblymember for 41stAssembly District; Ryan Smith, Executive Director for Education Trust – West; Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Yvette Gullatt , Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer for the University of California Office of the President; Dr. Christopher D. Jimenez y West, Instructor, Social Science Division, Pasadena City College; John Pointer, Student Body President, John Muir High School; Felita Kealing, Pasadena Unified School District African-American Parent Council; Trudell Skinner, Principal, Blair High School; Dr. Mack Hines, Pasadena Unified School District African-American Student Success Initiative; and Darvin Jackson, Monrovia Unified School District, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources. Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Charity crawfish boil

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Permian Basin Rehabilitation CenterThe Lost CajunThe Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center has scheduled a Redeaux Festival, kickoff to the Crawfish Season Charity Boil, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lost Cajun, 6990 E. Highway 191, in Odessa and at the Lost Cajun, 4501 W. Wadley Ave., in Midland.All you can eat crawfish. Appearances will include Midland Rock Hound’s, Juice the Moose, B93 Rebecca and Leo. The event will also include live DJ, face painting and tent party.Presale tickets are $35 or $45 at the door. Proceeds will go to benefit PBRC.Tickets may be purchased at PBRC 620 N. Alleghaney Ave., or online.The Lost Cajun is also celebrating its grand re-opening Feb. 10-Feb. 13. Twitter Charity crawfish boil Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img PBRC logo Local News Facebook By admin – February 10, 2018 Previous articleODC to review downtown grant programsNext articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cameron tops UTPB admin Facebooklast_img read more

Ventas Included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSeahawks cut ties with Chad Wheeler after arrestNext articleAsian shares drop after US stocks’ worst day since October Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Ventas Included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Twitter CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) today announced that it is one of 380 companies included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Increasing its overall score by five points to 81%, far exceeding the average company score of 64%, Ventas earned its strongest scores for overall disclosures (100%) and for data excellence in the areas of female leadership and talent pipeline, pro-women brand and inclusive culture. Ventas joins companies in 44 countries across 11 sectors including real estate, financials, healthcare and industrials on the 2021 Index. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127006051/en/ Ventas Included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (Graphic: Business Wire) “Ventas is proud to be recognized as a gender equality leader by the Bloomberg GEI for the second year,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and CEO. “As a long-standing proponent of gender diversity, we constantly strive to foster a culture that attracts and retains the top talent in our industry, a multifaceted group of individuals whose diversity of thought and perspective drives better business decisions and more successful outcomes for all stakeholders.” The GEI brings transparency to gender-related practices and policies at publicly listed companies increasing the breadth of environmental, social, governance (ESG) data available to investors. The comprehensive, transparent GEI scoring methodology allows investors to assess company performance and compare across industry peer groups. The index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. Ventas has been at the forefront of gender diversity in real estate. The Company is led by a woman CEO, its board of directors is 36% female and has maintained at least two female board members since 2001. Its employee population is also gender balanced.1Ventas was the first REIT Signatory to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion and was most recently named the Gold Recipient of the 2020 Nareit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. CEO Cafaro is also involved across the industry serving as Co-Chair of Nareit’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion CEO Council and as Chair of The Real Estate Roundtable. “The companies included in the 2021 GEI are expanding the ESG data universe to include gender-related data that investors are demanding today,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg. “Their commitment to disclosure is making the business case for inclusion and driving transparency in the markets.” Through disclosure of gender-related metrics using the GEI framework, the firms included in the 2021 GEI have committed to provide a comprehensive look at their investment in workplace gender equality and the communities in which they operate, raising the bar of what should be expected from other companies within the same industry. The 380 companies included in the 2021 index earned at least a 50% Overall GEI Score and have a market capitalization exceeding $1 billion dollars. T o learn more please visit the GEI website. About Ventas Ventas, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two powerful and dynamic industries – healthcare and real estate. As one of the world’s foremost Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), we use the power of capital to unlock the value of real estate, partnering with leading care providers, developers, research and medical institutions, innovators and healthcare organizations whose success is buoyed by the demographic tailwind of an aging population. For more than twenty years, Ventas has followed a successful strategy that endures: combining a high-quality diversified portfolio of properties and capital sources to manage through cycles, working with industry leading partners, and a collaborative and experienced team focused on producing consistent growing cash flows and superior returns on a strong balance sheet, ultimately rewarding Ventas stakeholders. As of September 30, 2020, Ventas owned or managed through unconsolidated joint ventures approximately 1,200 properties. 1 Ventas defines Gender Balance as 50:50 (+/- 5%) View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127006051/en/ CONTACT: Louise Adhikari Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications +1 312 660 3816 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY REIT SOURCE: Ventas, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 09:17 PM/DISC: 01/27/2021 09:17 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127006051/enlast_img read more

Ancient story; modern art

first_img Keith Roling, a friend of the church, said Orion Baptist Church was organized in 1828. At that time, there were three churches in Orion — Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist. The Baptist Church was housed in a log church constructed in 1830 as a Missionary Baptist Church. However, in 1840, the church split over missions and Orion Baptist Church grew from the split.Soloman Siler, owner of the Siler House in Orion, contributed to the church house. He had the church bell brought from England and the tolling of the bell was and is an invitation to worship.“There are old records of the church that have listings of donations that include chickens and eggs and there is a record of who fed the preacher and on which Sundays,” Roling said. “Records also show that Orion Baptist Church was constructed more than 160 years ago at a cost of $1,250.” You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Orion Baptist Church is one of the oldest churches in Pike County andwill celebrate the coming of the Christmas season just as it has for nudging at two centuries …with great joy.Richard Girdner leads the singing and preaches the first Sunday services at Orion Baptist Church, but declares that he is “not a preacher.” However, his congregation will vouch that “yes, he is.” Girdner is also an artist – a creator. And, in the unprecedented year 2020, he has used his talent to give an old church a new look. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Orion Baptist Church ain’t ever looked like this before,” Girdner said, with a smile. “There truly are angels among us.”Girdner has perfected the crafting technique of using paper and paste to create objects. With old newspapers, he has created a variety of papier mache figures that have been displayed around Pike County over the years. But, never before has he created a grouping of paper figures that, so uniquely, tell the story of the birth of the Savior of the World, as those in Orion Baptist Church.With eyes closed and memory stirred, it’s possible to hear the angel speaking, “…, “I bring you good tidings of great joy …for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”For Girdner, the grouping of angels, Mary and the Baby Jesus, and lambs was a labor of love. It was a different way of sharing the birth of Jesus.“No,” Girdner said, with a smile, “Joseph is not here. Just Mary and the Baby Jesus and the angels who came to proclaim the birth of our Savior. That’s the story of Christmas.”And, the lambs?“Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,” Girdner said.So, there, in one of the oldest churches in Pike County, is a new way of telling the story of Christmas. But the story never grows old. No matter how it’s told or how many times it’s told. On Sunday, December 6, the church bell will ring and the doors will open to all who come to Orion Baptist Church to hear the Christmas story told and the Lighthouse String Ensemble sing those old-time hymns as Christmas comes to the ridge. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Local arts organizations receive state grant funding The Alabama State Council on the Arts has awarded 158 grants totaling $881,010 to 136 grantees across the state. The… read more Print Article By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Ancient story; modern art Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… If ever there has been “a place of quiet rest” it’s tucked away on the Chunnenugee Ridge in Northern Pike County.On most Sundays, the historic Baptist Church now sits quietly. Its doors are shut and the bell in the tower is silent.But, on this Sunday, as on other First Sundays, the church bell will ring and the doors of historic Orion Baptist Church will open. And this place of quiet rest will come alive with the sound of music. The old church building is much as it was when it was completed in 1858. Men folk will sit on one side of the divided pews and the women on the other, just as they did more than 100 years ago and more. Published 5:26 pm Friday, December 4, 2020 Skip Email the author By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Video shows man accused of ‘punching’ pregnant deaf woman, service dog being shoved

first_imgJoshua Manley/Youtube(ORLANDO) — A new video has emerged in the ongoing battle between a deaf man, his pregnant fiancee and their service dog — and the man who police said punched the latter two after a flight from Colorado to Florida.The video shows the deaf man, Matthew Silvay, in the aisle of the plane on Frontier Airlines Flight 1752, apparently enraged after Timothy Manley allegedly punched the dog, Zariel.Silvay’s fiancee, Hazel Ramirez, said he became upset and “yelled at the man to tell him, ‘Never touch any dogs or service animals,’” she said, echoing what her husband allegedly told Manley in sign language and some words.“She didn’t do anything to anyone,” Ramirez said of Zariel. “…the man punched my dog’s face.”Ramirez says Zariel was “hurt and scared for her life.”Manley denied hitting the dog, describing the contact with the dog as a “swat.”“I pushed her away,” he told ABC News, adding that he did so because of his wife’s allergies. “I wouldn’t call it a punch.”But according to a report by the Orlando Police Department, which was obtained by ABC News, Manley “punched it with a closed fist,” causing Zariel to yelp and take cover under a seat.At some point, Ramirez, who is 20 weeks pregnant, told police that she “was punched in the stomach by Timothy” and that her two small children “were touched by Timothy,” according to the report.Manley, however, dismissed the accusation.“It’s funny and hilarious that I would have punched her,” he said.The argument escalated in the aisle and spilled into the gangway and terminal of the Orlando International Airport.That’s when the video shows Silvay apparently blocking the aisle, seemingly waiting for Manley.“They were physically blocking the door,” Manley said.The video footage, shot by Manley’s son, Joshua, cuts to a moment after Manley is able to reach the terminal.But now Silvay is seen allegedly shoving Manley to the ground, with children wailing in the background, the video shows.“Unfortunately, the man [was] determined to leave so he ran through and punched my belly, then pushed my two daughters; they fell and cried so hard,” Ramirez said.In the police report, Silvay admitted he tackled Timothy, saying he did so to detain him until police arrived.Since the incident, nobody has been arrested, but Orlando Police said they turned over the investigation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.“The FBI was contacted and a copy of this reported [sic] is provided to them,” the police report states. “Hazel does wish to prosecute and will testify in court.”The FBI did not immediately return ABC News’ requests for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Briefing

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article A round-up of news from the professional journalsBe happy and live longer Older people who are pessimistic could be at risk of dying earlier, researchby the National Institute on Ageing in America has found. Among 800 Europeanand Mexican Americans questioned as to whether they are hopeful for the future,10 per cent answered no and were classified as “hope-less”. Over thenext three to seven years almost three times as many in this group diedcompared to hopeful participants. Nursingtimes.co.uk 24 May, 2001 Childcare subsidy Public health minister Yvette Cooper has issued a further election pledge –to increase a proposed £30 million childcare subsidy for nurses to £100 millionby 2004. Funding will come from “savings” made by scrappingtwo-thirds of health authorities when power is devolved to frontline staff innew primary care trusts. Nursingtimes.co.uk 23 May, 2001 Foot-and-mouth leaves its mark Farmers and their families face incalculable risks of mental health problemsand suicide because the foot and mouth crisis has cost them their livelihoods,RCN Congress heard. There is also the danger of worsening asthma and the spreadof diseases such as E coli from burning carcasses. Nursingtimes.co.uk 30 May, 2001 Related posts:No related photos. BriefingOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more