Saracens to revive Barnet Copthall Stadium

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first_imgGeoff Morphitis, Treasurer of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers said: “This is a tremendous opportunity in these difficult financial times to refurbish a stand that is nearly 50 years old and to bring in new facilities.“This would ensure the venue can continue to host top class athletics meetings and serve as a valuable sports facility for the local community. We look forward to working with Saracens to ensure the delivery of an outstanding sporting venue and to expand our work in the local community.”Public exhibitions on the emerging proposals for Barnet Copthall Stadium are being held later this month so that the local community has an opportunity to view and comment on the plans and ask questions of the project team. The exhibitions are being held on:Sunday 28 November at Copthall Stadium between 12pm and 4pmTuesday 30 November at Copthall School between 5pm and 9pmWednesday 1 December at Copthall School between 5pm and 9pm Saracens confirms it will be entering into detailed discussions with the London Borough of Barnet about the possibility of transforming Barnet Copthall Stadium into a vibrant, multi-purpose sports venue, with real benefits for the entire community.The stadium, currently home to Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers amongst other sports clubs, would become a premier athletics venue and potential training centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as being an outstanding community sports hub and a Premiership rugby ground.The emerging proposals would comprehensively refurbish the existing main building to the west of the site and create a new permanent stand to the east which would be used by spectators of athletics meetings and rugby matches. Demountable stands would be in place during the winter season to facilitate up to 16 Saracens fixtures.Saracens is urgently seeking a home with the potential to ensure the club is sustainable in the long term; Barnet Copthall would provide this opportunity and bring Premiership rugby back into north London, heartland of the club’s support since 1876.Chairman Nigel Wray said: “There is a unique opportunity to create a fabulous stadium. Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers would thrive, Saracens would use the artificial turf pitch around 16 times per year, and the rest of the time – up to 350 days per year – the field could be used by schools, local clubs and the wider community.“Barnet Copthall would also become a new hub for the award-winning Saracens Foundation, which has been working with more than 500,000 young people in London over the past decade, improving lives by running various courses that link education and sport.“It goes without saying we will consult widely and extensively with the local community and stakeholders to establish a proper dialogue and ensure we create an asset that meets all the requirements of local residents and sports clubs.“In the process, we will create a home for Saracens, an ambitious club playing entertaining rugby in a superb stadium, an institution which will make the people of Barnet and all North London can feel proud for many years to come.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The ground will be designed with permanent seating to accommodate approximately 3,000 spectators for athletics events.The demountable stands would increase the capacity of the ground to 10,000 spectators for up to 16 rugby games per year to accord with the requirements of Premiership Rugby.last_img read more

RFU announces Lead up and Legacy plans for 2015 and beyond

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 4.     Returning players – Working with colleges, universities and employers to inspire thousands of 16-24 year old players back into clubs across England.5.     Touch rugby – Ambition to encourage 15,000 new players to take up rugby by broadening the reach and appeal of the game through more access to touch. Over 200 club and 100 university based O2 Touch Centres will be set up by 2015, offering a range of pitch up and play activity, organised Leagues and events.6.     Other nations – Building links between the RFU’s Constituent Bodies and over 15 of Europe’s key developing rugby nations to share knowledge on how best to grow and develop the game.7.     Cultural engagement – Developing a series of cultural programmes using art and photography to bring alive what Rugby means to local communities, encouraging people across the country to talk about Rugby.Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive, RFU said: “With three years to go until the culmination of one of the greatest sporting events taking place on home ground, we are putting in place the infrastructure and investment now to ensure that we deliver the greatest participation legacy for the game. This truly is a once in a generation opportunity to showcase and grow our game and one that we plan to make the most of.” THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION (RFU) today announced its participation legacy plans with exactly three years to go until the Rugby World Cup final 2015.Chief Executive Ian Ritchie, alongside Rugby Development Director Steve Grainger, and England’s most capped player, Jason Leonard, outlined seven areas of focus for the RFU in the lead up to 2015 and beyond.From building capacity by improving facilities and increasing the quantity and quality of coaches, to getting more school children playing rugby or inspiring participation by encouraging players to return to the game, the plans are well underway.1.     Facilities – Committed an additional investment of £10m to create £25m worth of improvements in club equipment and facilities benefiting over 500 clubs nationwide – from kit and equipment to club houses, changing rooms and floodlights to all weather pitches.2.     People – New investment of over £1m to deliver more than 6,500 newly qualified referees and coaches. Staging master classes for over 5,000 existing coaches and referees along with a focus on young people bringing in 5,000 additional club volunteers.3.     Schools – Launched the All Schools programme to ensure more schools are offering rugby and give over 1m young people opportunities to play. The initiative aims to introduce the game into 400 non-rugby playing secondary schools by 2015 and up to 750 by 2019, by delivering a package of resources within the school. Investment: Jason Leonard (centre) was part of the briefing on the legacy for RWC 2015 Responding to the announcement, The Rt Hon Hugh Robertson MP, Minister for Sport commented: “I am delighted to see the RFU is using the RWC 2015 to inspire new players, grow the game and build on the success of London 2012. It is the one of the largest sporting events in the world, so it is extremely encouraging to see plans already in place with three years to go.  As part of these plans, the All Schools programme is an excellent initiative, ensuring that more young people across the country have the opportunity to play rugby in secondary schools.”Jason Leonard, who played in England’s 2003 World Cup winning side, said: “There’s nothing like a World Cup to inspire a nation and hosting the event gives us the perfect chance to demonstrate that rugby is a game for everyone. It’s exciting to see plans to build participation already in place, so clubs will be ready and waiting to welcome the influx of new players.”last_img read more

SCOTLAND: Forget hype and push Edinburgh and Warriors

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first_imgHe may well be having a positive effect now he has settled and that should be appreciated. The bluster and hefty praise should perhaps be saved until after the rot in the RaboDirect Pro12 is halted, though. When that is turned around we can truly believe the fanciful tales.In Glasgow, on the other hand, it is a case of the legend of the first five Pro12 games – or should that be The Legend of the First Five Pro12 Games? – has almost distracted from the hard work that still needs to go on if Heineken Cup progression and a Pro12 title are to become possibilities.Backs against the wall: Glasgow Warriors did fight backOn Sunday the Warriors showed true strength of spirit to mount a mini-comeback, scoring four superb tries to claim a bonus point. However, they were also hollowed-out before this, by a destructive Toulon team. A team that visibly calmed in the second-half and who still scored 51 points.Behind closed doors they will still be losing sweat and energy as they work to improve on this – and it must be said that whatever stories the audience are given, both teams will not truly believe any yarn of hype – and it is well within Glasgow’s capability to improve further. Edinburgh too, though they have less cause to be so boldly vocal about it just yet. Let no one forget the good points and indeed there should be an increase in support from the public because of what Glasgow have already achieved and because of what Edinburgh finally hinted at. But let everyone also demand more. Things appear to be moving in the right direction in one of two or even in both competitions if form can translate on or after this weekend.It’s time the actions and words matched up and it can only be a good thing that we start to expect even more from the pair. That would be worth committing to long-term memory. during the Heineken Cup Pool 2 match between Toulon and Glasgow Warriors at the Felix Mayol Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Toulon, France. Weary Warrior: Josh Strauss and Glasgow Warriors stood up admirably on Sunday, but were blown away by ToulonBy Alan DymockWELCOME TO Amnesiacs Anonymous, a place where, when participants actually show up, it can be very, very entertaining. After all, once you get past remembering a name and a reason for being there, there is only the task of captivating the audience of soon-to-be blank faces with a bit of a story.Scottish rugby can be a bit like this sometimes.Rugby’s “Sir Alex Ferguson?”:  Edinburgh’s Alan SolomonsWith an unquestionably imperious display against the once-magisterial Munster, Edinburgh and their fans were rightly giddy. Suddenly the club’s defence coach Omar Mouneimne was calling coach Alan Solomons rugby’s “Alex Ferguson” and proclaiming that he would, over a two-to-three-year period, draw the best Scottish talent up through unseen ranks and promote them, giving them the best coaching they can get and considering their every need on the way.Of course, while it is somewhat remiss to ignore the signing of 11 players from outside of Scotland’s hemisphere and the woeful displays in the league so far, there is potential for some truth to be found in Mouneimne’s statement – or at the very least he can be afforded some of his gleeful naivety.It cannot be forgotten that Solomons was a damagingly late arrival in Scotland’s capital and however much a “workaholic” he is, you can’t knock up a plan and commission the builders in one go just because Rome is a bit of a fixer-upper. Sure there was a bit of neglect going on, but after being allowed to cut a few corners by opening a chequebook and flicking through his contact list, the hard work on the training paddock is now unavoidable. Not everyone can be wrong about Solomons character and brilliant mind and his team certainly repaid the coach in round one of the Heineken Cup. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

England are a daunting task for Les Bleus

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first_imgSafe hands: Julien Le Devedec of Bordeaux wins a line out against London Welsh (Photo: Getty Images)Louis Picamoles will start at No 8 with Kevin Gourdon at seven and either Damien Chouly or Loann Goujon on the blind-side. Goujon offers more in power and hard yards with ball in hand, but Novès, like his predecessor, Philippe Saint-Andre, values Chouly’s presence in the set-piece, particularly the line-out.Gourdon, the La Rochelle openside, had the game of his life against the All Blacks in November, earning high praise from Novès who said that while he’d never harboured doubts about his intelligence and technique, he was less sure of Gourdon’s mental strength. The challenge now for Gourdon, who won his first cap on the summer tour to Argentina, is to bring the same intensity to each Test. France’s golden boy: Baptiste Serin plays for Bordeaux during the Champions Cup (Photo: Icon Sport)Behind the pack two positions in particular will be exercising Novès – scrum-half and inside centre. Will he partner Maxime Machenaud with Camille Lopez at half-back or plump for the exciting Baptiste Serin, the new darling of the French media who was voted the Top 14 “Revelation” of last season? France likes to elevate a player above his team-mates, and the 22-year-old Bordeaux scrum-half joins Frederic Michalak, Sebastien Chabal and Francois Trinh-Duc as the latest Gallic rugby idol. Monday’s Midi Olympique devoted an entire page to the “phenomenon” and it was left to Pierre Mignoni, head coach of Lyon and one of Serin’s predecessors in the France No 9 shirt, to sound a note of caution. “We mustn’t ask too much of him,” warned Mignoni. “And above all, we shouldn’t expect him to revolutionise French rugby.”Four years ago Gaël Fickou was the billed as the Bleu on the brink of stardom, but it hasn’t worked out that way for the Toulouse centre. It’s hard to credit he’s still only 22 but since making his France debut in the 2013 Six Nations, Fickou has started just ten Tests. A victim of PSA’s selectorial whims, Fickou is nonetheless guilty of inconsistency and losing his focus during matches. Yet he’s lavishly gifted and one can’t help thinking that this confidence player just needs a run of starts to bring out his talent. Fofana’s loss could be Fickou’s gain – and France’s – and if Les Bleus are to have any chance of beating England on Saturday it will be through the pace, guile and vision of Fickou and not the battering ram style of Mathieu Bastareaud or Yann David. Tough decisions: France’s head coach Guy Noves has some thinking to do (Photo: Getty Images) The task confronting Les Bleus is daunting. If they wish to start the 2017 Six Nations with a win they must beat an England side unbeaten since October 2015. They must also overcome their Twickenham bogey, a venue where they’ve won just once in the Six Nations this century. The size of the challenge has increased as their injury list has mounted, coach Guy Novès looking on in dismay as Raphael Lakafia, Eddy Ben Arous, Jefferson Poirot, Henry Chavancy, Camille Chat and Wesley Fofana have all withdrawn.France forwards’ coach Yannick Bru described losing Poirot and Ben Arous as a “heavy” blow, two props he values as much for their tackle count and their work at the breakdown as for their set-piece experience. That means France will start with the gargantuan Uini Atonio on the tighthead and one of Xavier Chiocci or Cyril Baille on the loosehead. Neither will frighten the English. Baille, the 23-year-old Toulouse prop is inexperienced at Test level and was dropped after making his first start against Australia in November. As for Chiocci, he’s not fit enough for an international front-row forward.Stepping up: gigantic Uini Atonio of France in action against New Zealand (Photo: Getty Images)Behind the front-row, France will field a big, bruising back five. Clermont’s Sébastien Vahaamahina is expected to wear the No 4 jersey and his partner will be one of Yoann Maestri, Julien Le Devedec or Arthur Iturria.The 22-year-old Iturria is some talent, a second row in the mould of Joe Launchbury, and he’s supplanted his Clermont teammate, Paul Jedrasiak, in the France squad this season. He’s uncapped, however, and Novès may decide Twickenham isn’t the place to blood a promising but raw lock forward. Maestri has never been the most dynamic of locks, and age and injury have further reduced his mobility, but Novès might turn to his experience, knowing him so well as he does from his time coaching Toulouse. Le Devedec would be the wise choice to pack down alongside Vahaamahina, giving France size, agility and explosive ball-carrying clout. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Northampton v Leicester at Twickenham in aid of Rob Horne

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first_img Northampton v Leicester at Twickenham in aid of Rob HorneEast Midlands derbies are always loud affairs but the first one of this Gallagher Premiership season is set to reach even greater noise levels now the fixture has been moved to Twickenham.On Saturday 6 October, Northampton and Leicester will run out at the home of English rugby for the first time since the 2013 Premiership final – and the occasion will mark a significant fund-raising effort for Rob Horne.The ex-Wallaby centre, 29, was forced to retire last season after suffering a life-changing injury in Northampton’s 27-21 win at Leicester and he will be honoured at Twickenham as the latest chapter in the Saints v Tigers rivalry unfolds.Horne has revealed that he suffered a brachial plexus avulsion during the incident in April, which meant five nerves that control his shoulder, arm and hand detached from his spinal cord. This has resulted in the paralysis of his right arm as well as chronic pain.Holding this East Midlands derby at Twickenham will maximise the money Northampton can raise to support Horne’s ongoing rehabilitation and provide financial security for his family.Northampton will donate £5 on behalf of every season-ticket holder, who will be provided with free coach travel to London too, while fans purchasing one-off tickets for this match will have the option of making a contribution. There will also be other fund-raising activities on the day. TAGS: Northampton Saints LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS October’s East Midlands derby is moving to Twickenham to raise money for retired centre Rob Hornecenter_img Tickets for the match start at £25 for adults and £10 for juniors – click here to purchase tickets.Horne describes having this match in his honour as “overwhelming” and “special”. He adds: “Everyone at the club has gone above and beyond to support me and my family through an incredibly difficult time.In tribute: Rob Horne was forced to retire last season (Andy Taylor)“I’ve been humbled by the outpouring of support from both Northampton Saints supporters and many of the Tigers fans that were at that game too. I’m touched by the additional gesture the club are making in staging this game, and I can’t wait to see my team-mates run out at Twickenham.”Horne has returned to Australia to be closer to his family support network but he will be back in the UK for the match. Saints’ new director of rugby Chris Boyd says: “This is a great chance for the rugby family to get behind Rob. I’m sure the playing squad are looking forward to playing the derby on one of the biggest stages in the world.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

England wing Anthony Watson analysed

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England wing Anthony Watson analysedSad news for English rugby fans? Anthony Watson was overhyped through the course of the World Cup. The good news is that he retains the ability to be a significant player at France 2023.To many, his return to the World Cup squad was a triumph in itself. If the ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in the 2018 defeat at the hands of the Grand Slam-winning Ireland team wasn’t bad enough, the ‘re-rupture’ after the failed first surgery threatened to destroy his hopes of making a second World Cup. There was a quad injury, just to threaten the rush for tournament fitness, but Watson made the final training camp and he made the flight to Japan.Thereafter he did not make that many headlines. He was more the attendant, swelling scenes in which men like Maro Itoje and Manu Tuilagi grabbed the centre stage and with it the spotlight. Yet it was genuinely agreed that his had been a successful World Cup. Successful in terms of how he looked – never anything but threatening – but maybe not so successful in what he achieved.Good to talk: England coach Eddie Jones chats to Anthony Watson (Getty Images)Watson is, let us not forget, a winger. Rugby union’s equivalent of a centre-forward. The glory boys who grab the headlines and score the tries. Josh Adams topped the try-scoring charts at Japan 2019 with seven tries. True, he suffered the equivalent of a rugby union horror film in Wales’ first-half travails against Fiji.Run round, occasionally, and over, more often, there was a moment when I swear Adams’s eyes glazed over. But only for the moment. He bounced back to claim a hat-trick in that match. By the end of the competition he had recovered to the extent of being the leading scorer.Now let us contrast with the England winger. Watson played approximately 410 minutes and scored just the one intercept try in the 76th minute of the quarter-final to end any thoughts of Australian resistance. That is no sort of strike rate for a ‘world-class winger’.Makazole Mapimpi ran in six, Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima five and his wing partner Kenki Fukuoka four. There is more, much more, to being a professional winger than simply scoring tries but it is still the priority of the wide men.The enduring memory of the final was the sight of Springbok Cheslin Kolbe in full flight. England captain Owen Farrell sprinted across the field to try to stop him, only to be left clutching at the Japanese air as Kolbe slashed off his right foot to cross for the great celebratory South African score.The little winger was wondrous against the All Blacks in the pool-stage defeat. He was terrific for Toulouse from beginning to end of the 2018-19 French domestic and European season. Here is undoubtedly that something special from a winger, that something for which we yearn. Watson never looked like providing that instance.What he did do was carry well in open play. What he did do was make a lot of clean breaks. Ten, more than any other Englishman. It may not have been the tournament for clean English breaks but Watson, more than any other England player, showed the way. It should not come as any surprise.Some time ago, I came across an interview with the enormous wing Nemani Nadolo. No marks for originality but the mighty Fijian was on the money. The Bath winger, he inferred, could beat an opponent in the proverbial phone box. Where there were phone boxes in the recent World Cup, Watson had the undoubted beating of phone users.Over time: Anthony Watson scores a try for Bath (Getty Images)But the strength of Watson’s running at the World Cup wasn’t in any way its game-breaking devastation. Most of the time he was turning nothing too much into a solid sort of something. Not enough of a transformation to describe him as an alchemist but a minor magician. In a team more practical than magical, it caught the eye.Player ratings are not a scientific way to analyse a player’s performance but the Bath man chalked up eights and nines with frequency. As the thundering Nadolo said, his feet were fabulously fast. Here was a glint of that missing magic. Against New Zealand he was a 9/10 performer. And, yes, here was a stunning performance. But as much for what he did in defence as attack.The All Blacks destructive cross-kick/passing game was nullified by Watson’s capacity to defend in a narrow enough channel to convince the Kiwis the kick was on. But the speed with which he sprinted back to his wider position and claimed the kick was stunning.A door that New Zealand kicked open in that victory against South Africa was slammed shut, with Watson applying the bolt. He may not have registered highly on the try-scoring charts but he was one of the smartest wingers in the World Cup. Considering that double Achilles rupture, this was a notably successful effort from Watson. England went into the competition with a variety of options on the wing. By the end, he and Jonny May were the clear picks in the wide channels.Head coach Eddie Jones has described the 2019 World Cup squad as “finished”. Some new players will rise, others will fall. Watson should be one of the risers. But in what position?Given the plethora of options on the wing, his club, Bath, should utilise him at full-back, a position that once looked made for his scything, straight-angled running lines. But the game has changed. The days of a Christian Cullen-like, first-phase strike runner have been temporarily (everything goes full circle) eradicated.Safe hands: Anthony Watson catches a high ball in the World Cup final (Getty Images)His ability to beat a man off either foot is a precious asset, one that will lead to plenty of tries, as well as assists. But his kicking game isn’t in the same league as that of either the early-season Bath full-back Freddie Burns or the England incumbent Elliot Daly. To play Test level at full-back, he needs further improvement in his kicking game. The territorial battle is one of international rugby’s most decisive battlegrounds.Daly, undoubtedly, had a desperate final. Yet his kicking and vision is an attacking ace few teams in the world possess. It should be remembered that most of Daly’s errors in Yokohama were more related to a nervous nightmare than positional deficiencies.Watson is wonderful in the air but this is an age where wingers, either as chasers or receivers, are crucial components of the aerial game.Watson should be England’s most deadly winger. Right now, May has that mantle – he scored nine Test tries in 2019. The Leicester Tiger has that try-scoring habit that Watson has lost. Both men have absolutely outstanding work-rates but the left-winger has a heads-down selfishness a little lacking in the West Country man. Jones, Stuart Hooper, someone, has to tell him to get back to his priorities: scoring tries.A tally of 17 tries in 42 Tests for England is not bad but for Watson to become one of the wingers of his decade, he has to start touching down with greater frequency. I think back to his muscular performances against Wales and Australia (he scored a flinty try in defeat) in the 2015 World Cup. Here was a young man with the pace and physique to run up a substantial Test tally.The talent has not dried up, the physical prowess is no less than it ever has been and he looked lithe as you would like throughout the World Cup. But the predator-like strain to his game was replaced with a man playing his part in the pattern. Time to bust those England chains in the blue, black and white (or whatever colours Bath opt for in their next game) of club and get a little greedy.Greedier and cleverer. He could do with watching a few hours of Kolbe back in the red of Toulouse. The Frenh club are back to somewhere near their best, playing those touchline to five-metre channels. The trio of the Springbok, Maxime Medard and Yoann Huget create space where there seemingly is none with the accuracy of their running lines in the constricted wide areas of the field.When it is a 50-50 opportunity, club and country want Watson pinning those ears back and gunning for glory. But when it is three against three, five metres from touch, 50 metres from the try-line, he has to focus not so much on beating the next man as manipulating space for his colleagues. Medard’s renaissance shows the number on the back is irrelevant in these restricted spaces.Watson is as good as any at stepping past three tacklers and going to ground. What he doesn’t do as well is use his footwork to create space for others. Both Bath and England have a range of explosive options to play alongside him. He can do more for them as well as himself.A Test Lion and World Cup finalist at 25 years of age. It has already been some career, but there is so much more to come. Yes, for some the World Cup might have been the finish. Not Watson. For him, it is time to start finishing. All smiles: Anthony Watson scores against Australia at the World Cup (Getty Images) center_img He can become a major attacking weapon for England but there is room for improvement, says former Test ten Stuart Barnes This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Affordable housing is diocese’s long-term goal, coordinator says

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first_imgAffordable housing is diocese’s long-term goal, coordinator says AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Hurricane Sandy, Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 26, 2013 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Keith Adams, Diocese of New Jersey disaster recovery coordinator, says the “socially just thing” for the diocese to do in the hurricane-damaged Bayshore area is to build affordable housing. Adams discusses the diocese’s three-year plan for such building.An overview of the Episcopal Church’s ongoing work to help Hurricane Sandy survivors rebuild their lives, is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Tags Video Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Otorgadas Becas del Ministerio de Jubileo para programas y trabajo…

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first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [2 de diciembre del 2014] Samuel McDonald, Director de Misión y Adjunto Oficial de Operaciones, ha anunciado 14 beneficiarios de las becas de Jubileo de la Iglesia Episcopal por un total de 49,965 dólares para apoyar a la misión y al ministerio en 11 diócesis.Los Ministerios del Jubileo son congregaciones u organismos con conexiones a la Iglesia Episcopal, designados por los obispos diocesanos y afirmados por el Consejo Ejecutivo, cuya obra misionera afecta a las vidas de los necesitados, y aborda necesidades humanas básicas y asuntos de justicia.Las becas se otorgan en dos categorías: Impacto y desarrollo.Una Beca para el desarrollo de 32.200 dólares fue otorgada a un ministerio jubileo que ha demostrado una estrategia nueva o nueva visión y una metodología para hacer impacto tanto a nivel local como más allá de sí mismos.• Diócesis de West Virginia: Casa de Aprendizaje de  San Juan y Centro de Desarrollo: Casa de Aprendizaje de San Juan y Centro de Desarrollo, Huntington, Diócesis de Virginia Occidental. El Centro ha contrarrestado la adicción, la violencia, el encarcelamiento y la pobreza durante más de 20 años. La Casa de Aprendizaje de San Juan y Centro de Desarrollo se esfuerza por romper el ciclo de la pobreza de su región, fortaleciendo la autoestima de cada niño, la autoconfianza, las habilidades interpersonales y las actitudes hacia la educación. La beca permitirá la implementación de una nueva visión y estrategia misionera en varias áreas de sus programas.Trece Becas de  impacto que van desde  855 a 1,500 dólares cada una, fueron otorgadas a las iniciativas de los Centros de Jubileo que crean un impacto positivo y medible en la vida de los más necesitados.• Diócesis de Arizona: Iniciativa de bienestar Naco: para el desarrollo y el apoyo de una corriente de alimentos sostenible, saludable y fiable, basada en una pequeña escala de educación agrícola y jardines comunitarios, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Colorado: 32 Avenida Jubileo Center: para proporcionar una pasantía a un estudiante de la escuela secundaria local, que hará de tutor y mentor de los estudiantes más jóvenes en el programa después de la escuela del Centro, 960 dólares.• Diócesis de Colorado: Mercado Broomfield de Agricultores en la Iglesia Episcopal Holy Comforter: para proporcionar, productos saludables y económicos a las familias de bajos ingresos, y para establecer un lugar de encuentro para los agricultores y sus clientes, 1,250 dólares.• Diócesis de Colorado: Trinity Episcopal Church: para proporcionar libros al programa Juventud Calidoscopio, un ministerio de  Iglesia Episcopal de la Trinidad dedicada a la mejora de su comunidad. 855 dólares.• Diócesis de Kansas: Servicios Episcopales Sociales, Inc.: para proporcionar estipendio a un capellán con el fin de establecer contactos con episcopales y otras parroquias de la diócesis, establecer oportunidades de voluntariado, e incorporar más líderes religiosos en las actividades diarias, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Lexington: Lectura en el campamento: para comprar materiales de aprendizaje para el centro para niños de tercero al quinto grado que luchan por leer al nivel de grado, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Nueva Jersey: Academia de música de vacaciones: para cubrir la matrícula de estudiantes locales, que continúan el ministerio de la Academia de música, arte y teatro, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis del Norte de Indiana: Campamento Nuevos Sucesos: para apoyar alojamiento, comida, transporte, y artes y oficios en el campamento a los hijos de personas encarceladas, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Olimpia: Iglesia Episcopal de san David de Gales: Comunidad salvavidas: para el desarrollo de un programa educativo, Cómo ser un buen inquilino 101, centrado en el desarrollo de la autosuficiencia y habilidades para la vida de los anteriormente sin hogar, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Southwest Florida: Kids Cornerstone, Inc.: para proporcionar libros para el programa KidzLit lea para el éxito, diseñado para niños en entornos extraescolares, 1.500 dólares.•  Diócesis de Spokane: Iglesia Episcopal de San Lucas, Coeur d’Alene: para arreglar bicicletas usadas para donárselas a los sin hogar, recientemente puestos en libertad, y / o de bajos ingresos en el condado de Kootenai, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Spokane: El proyecto Goal: para ofrecer un programa de 10 semanas en el verano centrado en el juego creativo y el aprendizaje interactivo, con el fin de combatir la pérdida de conocimiento durante el verano, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Luisiana Occidental: Iglesia Episcopal de la Santa Cruz: para proporcionar educación para la salud y la asistencia sanitaria, a través de la furgoneta médica móvil de la parroquia, a los de la comunidad que no tienen acceso a los servicios, 1,200 dólares.Un comité de siete miembros con representantes  de  a través de la Iglesia revisaron las 67 solicitudes de becas.Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con el misionero de la Pobreza Doméstica de la Iglesia Episcopal el reverendo Canon Mark Stevenson en [email protected] Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Dec 2, 2014 Otorgadas Becas del Ministerio de Jubileo para programas y trabajo misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

Archbishop’s worldwide invitation: ‘Let’s get together in calling out to…

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first_img Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Archbishop’s worldwide invitation: ‘Let’s get together in calling out to God in prayer’ 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Archbishop of Canterbury Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is issuing an international call to prayer for evangelism leading up to Pentecost Sunday in 2017. The worldwide roll-out of the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative follows the success of a similar scheme this year when churches in the U.K. and around the world joined in what had been intended as a Church of England initiative.Full article. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 9, 2016 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

Solar Bears leading goal scorer back for 2017-18

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first_img Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment!  The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has agreed to terms with forward Joe Perry for the 2017-18 season.“We are extremely pleased to have Joe back for another season,” Solar Bears head coach Drake Berehowsky said. “He brings a high level of competitiveness and leadership to our team. We look forward to seeing him continue to score goals for the Solar Bears.”Perry, 27, enjoyed a breakout season for Orlando in 2016-17, as he set career-highs in every major statistical category, logging 54 points (35g-19a) and 71 penalty minutes in 70 games. His 35 goals led the Solar Bears and shattered Mickey Lang’s franchise record of 27 goals set during the 2013-14 season. In addition, Perry’s goal-scoring output was tied for the third-highest total in the ECHL. Perry’s 70 games also led Orlando during the regular season. He added four points (1g-3a) and two penalty minutes in seven contests for the Solar Bears during the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs.“I’m really excited to be returning for my second season with the Solar Bears,” Perry said. “Last season was a step in the right direction for the team, and we will be looking to go even further this year. I can’t wait to get back into the Amway Center and play in front of the best fans in the league!”In 168 ECHL games, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound forward has amassed 123 points (74g-49a) and 137 penalty minutes with Orlando, Fort Wayne, Alaska, and Quad City. He has also skated in six American Hockey League games with the Iowa Wild, notching one assist and 11 penalty minutes.Prior to turning pro, Perry played from 2010-14 with Division III powerhouse St. Norbert College, where he was part of three national championship squads. The Nanaimo, British Columbia native finished his time with the Green Knights by accumulating 106 points (50g-56a) and 91 penalty minutes in 115 career games.The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.comRink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Forward set Orlando’s single-season record with 35 goals Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOrlando Solar Bears Previous articleGoodwill offers job resume workshop ThursdayNext article3rd Annual Simulation Summit coming in September Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more