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El Consejo también analizó cómo administrar el dinero obtenido de la venta de una manzana urbana en Austin, Texas.Concesión de dispensas a cuatro tasaciones al tiempo de denegar una quintaEn la reunión de la Convención General de 2015, los obispos y los diputados cambiaron el entonces sistema de solicitud presupuestaria voluntario por una tasación obligatoria, a partir del ciclo presupuestario 2019-2021. Las diócesis pueden solicitar dispensas totales o parciales. Sin obtener una dispensa, una diócesis que no pague la totalidad de su tasación no podrá recibir subvenciones o préstamos de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (la entidad jurídica y corporativa de la Iglesia).La Rda. Mally Lloyd, presidente del Comité de Finanzas del Consejo, informó a éste el 23 de febrero que, al reducir el porcentaje que las diócesis debían pagar y añadir el proceso de la dispensa en tanto se exigía el pago, el número de diócesis que estaban participando plenamente había pasado de 44 en 2013 a 75 en 2019.“Hemos hecho un progreso increíble” dijo ella.Los miembros del Consejo estuvieron de acuerdo en otorgarle una dispensa a la Diócesis de la Costa del Golfo Central por haber presentado un plan de aumentar sus pagos en el transcurso del trienio. Pagará el 12 por ciento en 2019, el 14 por ciento en 2020 y el 15 por ciento en 2021. El Consejo también le concedió dispensas de un año a la Diócesis de Colombia, que pagará $1.500 este año; a la Diócesis de la República Dominicana, que pagará $15.000; y a la Iglesia Episcopal en Taiwán, que pagará $3.000.El Consejo le negó la solicitud de dispensa a la Diócesis de Dallas. Lloyd dijo que la Diócesis de Dallas ha prometido alcanzar el objetivo del 15 por ciento para 2022, pero hizo notar que su “15 por ciento se divide entre aproximadamente un 12 por ciento para nosotros y un 3 por ciento que se deriva hacia otros ministerios de la Iglesia a su elección”.“El comité considera que la tasación no es una entidad divisible”, señaló ella.El Comité de Revisión de Tasaciones del Consejo tiene peticiones pendientes de dispensa de Colorado, la Convocación de Iglesias en Europa, Honduras, Pensilvania, Río Grande y Venezuela, según Lloyd.Albany y Florida se han comprometido en pagar menos del 15 por ciento y no han pedido dispensas, explicó ella. Fond du Lac también se ha comprometido con menos de la cantidad requerida, pero solicitará una dispensa. Trece diócesis no han presentado aún sus compromisos.En su reunión de octubre de 2018, los miembros del Consejo le otorgaron dispensas a Arizona, Haití, Misisipí, Puerto Rico, Islas Vírgenes y Texas Occidental.Las decisiones sobre las dispensas se produjeron el mismo día en que el Consejo convino en condonar un préstamo e intereses por valor de $233.614,38 extendido a la Iglesia Episcopal en Navajolandia. Los episcopales allí pagarán $100 como pago total mediante una deducción del próximo pago mensual de su subvención global. También se comprometieron a pagar la tasación completa de Navajolandia a partir de este año.Invertir los réditos de la venta del terreno de los Archivos y manejar un superávit presupuestarioLloyd también llevó al Consejo a través de una recomendación, paso por paso, acerca de qué hacer con dos fuentes de rédito. Una es como asignar los $5,7 millones en ganancias del trienio 2016-2018 que quedaron luego de que se cubrieran los gastos. La otra es cómo asignar $19 millones obtenidos de la venta de una manzana urbana en Austin luego de liquidar la deuda del terreno.El Consejo había acordado previamente transferir $1,1 millones de los $5,7 millones adicionales del presupuesto anterior al actual, porque esa cantidad se había asignado en el presupuesto para la obra de reconciliación racial. Sin embargo, el dinero no se gastó debido al largo proceso de iniciación del programa.Los miembros estuvieron de acuerdo con la recomendación del comité de finanzas de asignar un 20 por ciento, o $920.000 a las reservas a corto plazo de la Iglesia y mantener el resto de $3,680 millones en la cuenta operativa de la Tesorería para financiar varias decisiones no presupuestarias aprobadas por el Consejo.También convinieron en asignar $2.880.000 del producto de la venta del terreno de Austin a las reservas a corto plazo, haciendo ascender esa cuenta a $9,5 millones, [monto] que el comité ha dicho que sería necesario para financiar tres meses de las operaciones denominacionales. La cuenta no ha sido plenamente sufragada durante varios años, dijo Lloyd.El Consejo estableció un fondo fiduciario para los $16.340.000 restantes de la venta del terreno de Austin. Según un comunicado de prensa, la Iglesia había esperado usar esa manzana urbana como el sitio de los nuevos Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal, pero más tarde decidió que el valor de la propiedad había aumentado tanto que tenía sentido vender el terreno y tomarse más tiempo para decidir sobre los parámetros de un nuevo edificio para los Archivos.El obispo primado Michael Curry dijo que el dinero “se estaba reservando por el momento” y no “se malgastaría”. Dijo además que espera que los miembros del Consejo tendrán listo un informe sobre próximas opciones sobre los Archivos tan pronto como para la reunión del 10 al 13 de junio.Lloyd dijo que el Comité de Finanzas lo sabe, el Consejo Ejecutivo y la Convención General deben ser disciplinados respecto a la existencia de ese dinero. Añadió que siempre existe la tentación de ir detrás de partes de los $420 millones que la DFMS ha invertido. Los miembros del comité debatieron extensamente las preocupaciones acerca de la “cuesta resbaladiza de las mordiditas aquí y las mordiditas allá, y nosotros como Comité de Finanzas no vamos a ser parte de eso”, recalcó ella.El Consejo aprobó la propuesta del comité a través de las resoluciones FIN021 y FIN029 en dos votaciones de viva voz con escasa oposición.Entre otras decisiones de la reunión* El Consejo revisó el presupuesto de 2019 para que la Iglesia Episcopal aumente el presupuesto del ministerio no gubernamental de refugiados; añada $125.000 para la traducción al español del sitio web del Título IV; y añada $449.000 para el desarrollo, concesión, instalación, gastos de mantenimiento y requisitos técnicos del programa [aplicación informática] actual del la Convención General.* El Consejo expresó su “más profunda preocupación respecto a la crisis humanitaria y política que afecta Venezuela y envía saludos a nuestros hermanos y hermanas de la Diócesis de Venezuela”, que es parte de la Iglesia Episcopal. El país, que se ha visto sacudido por conmociones políticas durante años, vio un gigantesco brote de violencia durante los días de la reunión del Consejo. La resolución buscaba reafirmarle a los venezolanos “que no están solos, y que los recordamos y estamos orando diariamente por su seguridad y bienestar, y que les tendemos la mano con amor y afecto, al tiempo que procuramos llevarles paz y seguridad, a ellos, sus familias y sus iglesias”.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio]. Además, el vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el Secretario, el Director de Operaciones, el Tesorero y Director de Finanzas tienen asiento y voz, pero no voto.Algunos miembros del Consejo enviaron mensajes por Twitter a través de #ExCoun.La reunión del 21 al 24 de febrero tuvo lugar en el Hotel Sheraton Midwest City en el Centro de Conferencias Reed.La cobertura anterior de la reunión por Episcopal News Service puede encontrarse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
Insurance scored their second of the afternoon in the 15th minute when Michael Enaruna netted a brilliant free kick.In the 35th minute, Delta Force were reduced to 10 men when Nduka Eze was dismissed for dragging down the opposition after he was adjudged to have been the last man.Emmanuel Uangboje increased the tally with 21 minutes left on clock for the Benin City side’s third goal of the afternoon after beating the offside trap.Remo Stars on the other hand set up the mouth-watery clash with Bendel Insurance with three unreplied goals against the Oluyole Warriors.Edoka Owoicho got the curtain raiser in the 33 minute while Awoyemi Abiodun added the second in the 75th minute. Olufemi Oladapo made it 3-0 in the 85th.Both Delta Force and 3SC have a tough fixture to look forward to in the hope of salvaging something from the playoff.The two games will take place at the same Enyimba Stadium venue in AbaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bendel Insurance FC of Benin and Remo Stars of Sagamu who both won their first games of the ongoing Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 Playoff in Aba yesterday are to meet today in a clash already expected to produce one of the four teams to be promoted to the topflight NPFL.Bendel Insurance defeated 10-man Delta Force 3-0 at the Enyimba International Stadium while Remo Stars also crushed 3SC by the same goal margin.The Benin Arsenal raced in front through veteran forward Charles Omokaro in the 12th minute.
At 8:30 Saturday morning, some 40 camera- and binocular-carrying bird-watchers climbed aboard Capt. Dan Schade’s boat The Mariner for a three-hour tour. Ridingalong the mainland shoreline, Abel pointed out a small beach where gulls weredining on horseshoe crab eggs. Further down the Jersey Shore, the eggs providecritical sustenance to red knots as well, small birds that travel the AtlanticFlyway from Canada to the Caribbean each year and rely on their stop at theJersey Shore for necessary fuel. Accordingto a 2016 survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, some 46 millionAmericans identify themselves as bird-watchers. Havingan annual spring birding cruise was the brainchild of NMHA president Rik vanHemmen, noted Chuck Abel, an NMHA and NJ Audubon member who served as narratorfor this year’s cruise. Amongthe feathered creatures who live in or visit the area are oyster catchers,loons, cormorants, herons, osprey, piping plovers, vultures and red-tailedhawks, among many others. Further up the Shrewsbury the boat passed a group of pound nets – called that, Abel explained, because fishermen pound wood poles into the sea floor to string their nets across. An array of sea gulls was perched on the poles, enjoying the bay equivalent of a fast food drive-through for feathered creatures. Originallyset for April 27, the event was rescheduled to May 11 due to bad weather. It’salso a fundraiser for NMHA, a nonprofit founded in 1999 with the mission ofhelping kids and adults “discover and sustain” the heritage and environment ofthe Navesink. Fortunately,the new date was right out of central casting, a breezy, blue-sky morning perfectfor an adventure on the water. On the shore, cruisers could see an osprey in its nest. Ospreys, which mate for life, were once on the endangered list because of the toxic impact of DDT, but the species has come back strongly since use of the pesticide was curtailed. “They’re one of the birding success stories,” Abel said. Outin the bay, the boat cruised by a group of clammers raking the sea floor fromtheir small watercraft. Asthe boat meandered along the shore, around the tip of Sandy Hook and back downthe river toward the Navesink portion of the Shrewsbury, Abel pointed out thevarious species diving for seafood or nibbling their way along the water’sedge. That’s one of the reasons why members of the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association and their counterparts in the New Jersey Audubon Society host a once-a-year bird-watching cruise on the river. Oncethere were more than 500 clammers working the bay, Abel said. Now, like anendangered species, only about 50 people earn their living this way. By Eileen Moon Asbirders breakfasted on bagels, coffee and juice, NMHA’s Abel manned themicrophone, providing an overview of the Two River area’s winged visitors forbirders to look for. Someon the cruise were seasoned birders able to identify the winged creaturesflying high above the boat with their naked eyes. Others were drawn to theprospect of a day out on the river and the opportunity to get a bird’s-eye viewof the rivers. Withthe skyline of Manhattan in the foreground, the boat rounded the tip of SandyHook, where surf-casters on the shoreline tried their luck in the waves. Whenpeople are around, birds tend to scatter and the clear weather had brought alot of beachcombers to Sandy Hook. “We’rea local nonprofit,” said board member Michael Humphreys. “We focus on history,we focus on the environment of local waters. We’re trying to build up educationand awareness of our beautiful local waters.” Asthe boat rounded the turn into the Navesink portion of the Shrewsbury River,remote spots of movement along a sandbar materialized into a spectacular sight– a string of five bald eagles along the rich mudflats of the river to the eastof Barley Point and, further up, one soaring in the sky. Whilemany of us confine our bird-watching to backyards and duck ponds, it isn’tnecessary to venture too far from home to see an amazing assortment ofwildlife. ATLANTICHIGHLANDS – With the pace of life in the Two River area, it can be all tooeasy to forget that we live in one of the most beautiful places in New Jersey.And almost as easy to forget that we’re not the only living creatures who callit home. About 40 bird-watchers paid $40 each to take a three-hour tour on The Mariner, with nar- ration by Navesink Maritime Heritage Association member Chuck Abel. The event was a fundraiser for the association. Photo by Eileen Moon “Everybody got lucky,” Abel said. This article was first published in the May 16-22, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times.
Umar Kasumba’s two-year spell at Villa Park never panned out as expected. File photo.FOOTBALL– Since joining SC Villa from Police FC in 2015, striker Umar Kasumba ‘s two year spell at Villa Park never panned out as expected. A player who cut a seldom-seen figure and indeed, given his job description, his goals even less so.A bit-part player with playing time hard to come by , there was little tangible evidence , on paper at least , for what was to come. A parting of ways materialized after SC Villa released the misfiring striker at the end of last season.From his vantage point he had a clear view of the quickening rush to turn his fortunes a round.And when Coach Sam Ssimbwa presented him an opportunity to combine forces at Kenyan premier league side Sofapaka , Kasumba took it with both hands.And into his first few months in the KPL since joining in June, there is no doubt that both Kasumba and Sofapaka have emerged as winners in the deal.It is not only the amount of minutes Kasumba is getting under his belt, but the quality of those minutes , that suggest the Former Police FC striker has found his match made in Kenya.“The Kenyan league suits me very well because players fight for the ball all the time, I prefer physical challenges,” Kasumba told Kenya’s Daily Nation.Kasumba’ssolitary strike in Sofapaka’s 2-1 defeat to GorMahia last Wednesday in Kisumu took his tally to 10, and just one shy of KPL leading top scorer Ulinzi’s StephenWaruru who has bagged 11, and has managed that return since April 15.Cue, Kasumba’s 10 KPL goal tally thus far is just three goals less from equaling his best season goal return-13 goals which he notched in the 2014-2015 UPL Season to finish second fiddle to eventual top scorer Robert Ssentongo, who had 15.Kasumba and Ugandan compatriots Feni Ali and Rogers Aloro were part of the thirteen players the BatotobaMungu recruited in mid season.But it is kasumba who has made the best possible start at his current workstation,scoring 10 times in his opening nine league games in Kenya’s top flight , and a further more five goals in two Gotv shield matches. Mathematically, that’s an average of a goal every game.This is no mean feat, given the fact that Kasumba only joined the 2009 KPL Champions on 1st June this year at the resumption of KPL second round. His goal-scoring blitz has catapulted him as a main contender of the Sportpesa Premier League top Scorer’s gong.” I want to win that award for top scorer. I am confident and motivated because my teammates told me it comes with benefits,” the centre forward told Nation Sport.If Kasumba continues to with his splendid form in front of goal to emerge as top Scorer, he will join Dan”mzee”Sserukuma as other Ugandan Player to win the prestigious award in the Kenyan League.Comments
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to Steven Gerrard after the midfielder’s last-minute penalty gave the Reds a dramatic 3-2 victory at Fulham.The Whites led twice but stayed bottom of the Premier League after Gerrard fired home from the spot following Sascha Riether’s foul on Daniel Sturridge.And Rodgers declared: “Steven Gerrard is peerless in situations like that. He showed brilliant composure. It was a great result. We’ve had to show character to come from behind twice – a brilliant victory.“We raised the intensity and aggression at half-time. We’re disappointed with the second goal we gave away but this team has shown great characteristics mentally.“We conceded two goals – that has been unlike us for a while. We need to eradicate the individual errors. Thankfully we have goals in the team.”More reaction from Craven Cottage to follow.See also:Fulham beaten by Gerrard’s late penaltyRodgers laughs off Mourinho’s ‘little horse’ remark as Liverpool close on ChelseaFulham v Liverpool player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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18 October 2011 Thousands of South Africans and Mozambicans gathered in Mbuzini in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province on Monday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Mozambique’s first democratic president, Samora Machel. Machel and 33 others, including ministers and officials, died when the former president’s aircraft crashed in the Lebombo Mountains in Mbuzini on 19 October 1986.Plane crash mystery still unsolved Machel was a leader of the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) which toppled the colonial Portuguese government through guerrilla warfare in 1974. He became the first black president of Mozambique in 1975, and his government accommodated liberation fighters from South Africa and Zimbabwe who were still battling to overthrow the apartheid and Rhodesian governments respectively. The cause of Machel’s plane crash remains a mystery, but it is believed that South Africa’s apartheid government might have had a hand in causing the accident. South African President Jacob Zuma and Mozambican President Armando Emilio Guebuza were joined by Machel’s widow, Graca Machel – now wife of Nelson Mandela – Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza and Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile at the commemoration at the Samora Machel memorial site in Mbuzini on Monday.Africa’s liberation heritage ‘must be passed on’ After laying wreaths and conducting a tour of the museum, Zuma addressed the large crowd gathered at the memorial site, saying Africa’s liberation heritage had to be passed on so that children knew where they came from. “We must tell our children how the heroes of the African continent fought tirelessly, so that they could be able to walk around as free people in the countries of their birth,” Zuma said. “Issues of heritage define who we are, define our history and our future. Let the stories be told, let the monuments be built, not matter how long it takes us. In that way, the deaths of Comrade Samora Machel and scores of other stalwarts will not have been in vain.” South Africa has spent over R11-million upgrading the memorial site, which was built in 1999 and now features a museum, amphitheatre, helipad and improved access roads. The Mbuzini Library, which opened near the site in 2006, offers a collection of books in both English and Portuguese, including books about Mozambique and its history.‘We are paying tribute to a liberator’ Zuma described Machel as an activist for a better life for the people of Africa. “We are paying tribute to a liberator, whose teachings and influence was not only felt in Mozambique but also in the entire southern African region, the continent and beyond.” The President said it was time for both nations to reap the benefits of peace and liberation. “None of us would ever want to go back to a period of conflict and war. A nation that is at peace with itself creates a climate that is conducive to productive economic and social activity, and contributes positively to improvement of the standard of living for its citizens and its neighbours. There is progress in both countries.” Zuma will attend a ceremony to commemorate the plane crash in Mozambique on Wednesday. SAinfo reporter and BuaNews
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development banned the import of glyphosate on Wednesday after a series of legal defeats for Bayer in U.S. civil lawsuits alleging the weed killer caused cancer.Vietnam Director of Plant Protection Hoang Trung said during a news conference on Wednesday the action was taken because glyphosate affects the environment and is harmful to human health.At the end of March, a California jury awarded $80 million to a man with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who had used glyphosate at an animal refuge for nearly 30 years. Last year, another jury in the state awarded $287 million to a groundskeeper with cancer who used the chemical. In all, there are 11,200 lawsuits aimed at glyphosate.Charla Lord, media communications, corporate engagement and preparedness for Bayer, said Vietnam’s decision is likely to hurt both farmers and consumers.“Unfortunately, today’s decision banning glyphosate will not help to improve food security, safety or sustainability in the country,” she said. “Importantly, Bayer is not aware of any new scientific assessment undertaken by the government of Vietnam on which the decision is based. Reportedly, it was driven by developments in litigation taking place in the United States.“This litigation does not change the overwhelming weight of over four decades of extensive science and the conclusions of regulators worldwide that support the safety of glyphosate-based herbicide products.”Lord said EPA, the European Food Safety Authority, as well as regulatory agencies in Canada, Japan, Australia, Korea, Brazil and other countries, “routinely review all approved pesticide products and have consistently reaffirmed” that glyphosate is not carcinogenic.“We have seen the unfortunate impact of denying farmers access to such an essential tool,” she said.Sri Lanka, for example, imposed a glyphosate ban in 2015. The ban was reversed in 2018 after local farmers became vocal about the economic effects to their businesses.OTHER PRODUCTSIn a news release, the Vietnam government said glyphosate is not needed because there are 54 other “safe” herbicide active ingredients. Glyphosate products already in circulation in Vietnam are not affected by the ban. Vietnam imports the vast majority of its agriculture chemicals from China.“In particular, individual organizations have also actively registered for herbicides containing new-generation active ingredients, which are bio-effective and safe to replace glyphosate,” the Vietnam’s MARD said in a news release.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said the decision will have “devastating impacts” on agricultural production worldwide.“This ban flies in the face of that scientific evidence,” Perdue said in a statement on Thursday.“Vietnam also needs to look at the potential ramifications for its own farmers. In addition to the immediate effect of slowing the development of Vietnamese agricultural production, there’s the very real risk that Vietnam’s farmers will turn to unregulated, illegal chemical products in place of glyphosate.”Agricultural crops genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate have greatly expanded the use of the chemistry since 1996. Glyphosate also is used in forestry, urban, lawn and garden applications. Bayer also had glyphosate in its portfolio before acquiring Monsanto.That broad use has drawn worldwide attention to the herbicide and to its safety.Though glyphosate was developed by Monsanto, it is off-patent and sold by many agriculture companies as one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. It came to market in 1974 under Monsanto’s Roundup label for control of perennial and annual weeds in non-crop and industrial areas. In 2018, California regulators failed in an attempt to label glyphosate products as “known to cause cancer.”In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a World Health Organization agency, concluded glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic.”IARC came under fire as a result of its broad declarations about what is carcinogenic in summary reports the IARC calls “monographs.” The agency, for instance, drew scorn in 2015 for a monograph classifying processed red meats such as bacon as carcinogenic.The IARC’s glyphosate finding set off a series of reactions. The EPA released and retracted a report refuting the IARC’s conclusion in 2015.At the end of December 2017, the EPA announced in its draft risk assessment of glyphosate that the herbicide is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.At the end of November 2017, the European Union approved a five-year extension of glyphosate’s use.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(BAS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
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