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first_img Rector Martinsville, VA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 11, 2015 [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Jan. 11 approved a draft budget for the 2016-2018 triennium that is based on reducing the amount of money asked of dioceses to 15 percent by the last year of the triennium.In a related move, council agreed to establish a Diocesan Assessment Review Committee to work with dioceses that do not to meet the full churchwide asking.The Episcopal Church’s three-year budget is funded primarily by pledges from the church’s dioceses and regional mission areas. Those entities are currently asked annually to contribute 19 percent of their income from two years earlier, minus $120,000.Council’s draft budget increases that exemption to $175,000. Its revenue projection is based on asking the church’s dioceses and regional mission areas to give 18 percent of their income to fund the 2016 budget, 16.5 percent for the 2017 budget and 15 percent in 2018.The budget is far from final. Council must give (Joint Rule II.10.c.ii) its draft budget to the General Convention’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) no less than four months before the start of the next meeting of convention (essentially by February of convention year). The budget will be released to PB&F and the rest of the church in early February, said Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, chair of council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM).PB&F is due to meet from Feb. 23-25 to begin work on council’s draft budget. The committee uses the draft budget and any legislation passed by or being considered by General Convention to create a final budget proposal. PB&F must present its budget to a joint session of the houses of bishops and deputies no later than the third day before convention’s scheduled adjournment. The two houses then debate and vote on the budget separately. The budget needs the approval of both houses.Out of 109 dioceses and three regional areas, 49 dioceses paid the full asking or more in 2014. A list of 2013 diocesan commitments and payments made, and 2014 commitments, is here. Kurt Barnes, treasurer for The Episcopal Church, told ENS that if all dioceses participated fully in the asking adopted by General Convention for 2014, nearly $7.4 million more would have been available for churchwide ministry. Payment of the full asking is not canonically required and there are no penalties for not paying the full percentage.The Task Force for Reimagining The Episcopal Church called in its final report, issued Dec. 15, for a lower and canonically mandated diocesan assessment. In her opening remarks to council on Jan. 9 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori noted that TREC’s requirement could be seen “in the same way that audits are expected of every diocese, in the same way that every part of the body is expected to care for the dignity of vulnerable persons, in the same way that each diocese is expected to share the same canonical limits and privileges adopted by the General Convention.”TREC did not suggest a specific percentage for a lowered assessment. At the last meeting of General Convention in 2012, the House of Bishops overwhelming passed a mind of the house resolution (B016) calling for a 15 percent rate for the 2016-2018 budget.Hollingsworth told the council during a Jan. 10 briefing on FFM’s work to that point that the committee is “very realistic” about the chances that all dioceses will meet the asking described but not mandated in the church’s canons (Title I.4.6). However, Hollingsworth said, if in 2018 the dioceses that pay less than 15 percent moved up to that level, it will result in an additional $2.7 million for that year.Barnes told ENS that the three-year movement to reduce the asking to 15 percent results in $74,931,206 in total revenue. This total assumes a $175,000 diocesan exemption and assumes that each diocese not paying the full asking will increase its percentage contribution by 10 percent above the rate it is contributing in 2014. Full participation in a mandatory 15 percent assessment for all three years of the 2016-2018 triennium, with the same diocesan exemption and growth in giving assumptions, would result in $80,236,645 in revenue, he said.FFM’s decision to move to a 15 percent asking in 2018 came in part as a response to the “overwhelming support” for a reduced asking expressed by those who commented on a version of the budget after its November release, Hollingsworth said. Many of those people called for 15 percent while a few wanted the churchwide budget to go to an annual biblical tithe of 10 percent, he said.FFM received 334 responses, he said, and 90 percent of them came from Episcopalians who are not bishops and deputies.In her opening remarks Jefferts Schori challenged the council to change its fundamental approach to budgeting. She wanted them to consider whether the proposed budget asks “each part of the body of Christ for what is needed to support the growth toward full and abundant life of the more dependent parts of the body of Christ.”“I believe that means it ought to start with need, rather than an artificially determined base income,” she said of the budget. “It should expect and plan for full participation by all who are able.”She told the council that “we have embarrassed the parts of the body that lack the basic financial resources necessary to full and vigorous life as a diocese in this Church. We have often failed to respond to their cries for help.”“At the same time, we failed to expect the full participation of other parts of the body in response to those cries for help. We need new courage and honesty, and we may need more accurate definitions of what a diocese is, and what constitutes a missionary district.”Jefferts Schori based her challenge in the Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in the Body of Christ statement developed at the last Anglican Congress in Toronto in 1963.The resolution calling for a Diocesan Assessment Review Committee says FFM will discuss “further practical details/refinement” of the plan during the March 19-21 council meeting in Salt Lake City. However, at present, the resolution calls for committee members, appointed by the presiding bishop and president of the House of Deputies, to talk with leaders in those dioceses that do not pay the full asking to learn the reasons for that decision. The committee could also review diocesan financial statements and “encourage and work with” dioceses to create a plan for reaching the full assessment amount.The committee could recommend that Executive Council grant a full or partial waiver of assessment to any diocese, based on financial hardship, having developed a plan for reaching the full assessment over time, or other factors, according to the resolution. Any diocese that does not plan to pay its full assessment amount, and has not received a waiver will be asked to “account in writing to Executive Council and the wider church for that choice,” the resolution said. And a diocese that does not pay its full assessment in any year, and has not received a waiver of assessment, shall not be eligible to receive any grants or loans from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.The Jan 9-11 meeting took place at the Maritime Institute Conference Center.Summaries of the resolutions council passed at this meeting are here.Some council members tweeted from the meeting using #ExCoun.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Council proposes draft budget with reduced churchwide asking New committee will review diocesan compliance with assessment January 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm How much money has been wasted on lawsuits trying to keep dioceses and parishes from leaving TEC? How many souls have been won? How many nearly empty parishes does TEC now own because they have succeeded in evicting some troublesome conservatives?I hope more parishes and dioceses withhold money from TEC. What will the queen do about it? Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books West Jacocks says: General Convention 2015, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing 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 Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Program Budget & Finance Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA General Convention, Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Executive Council January 2015, Executive Council, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 November 2007 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Christopher Nield has joined the copywriting team at full service marketing and communications agency Burnett Works.Nield joins Burnett Works from Whitewater, and has both agency and client side experience. He was Head of Fundraising at the Tibet Relief Fund, where he remains a trustee, and also worked as Major Donor Officer at Christian Aid. He will be working on a range of accounts, including Sightsavers International, Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK and Friends of the Earth. Advertisement New copywriter at Burnett Works AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgAfter quickly and quietly giving out “Know Your Rights” leaflets to every passenger in the Greyhound waiting room here on July 27, and before security could figure out what was happening, activists walked out of the station and set up a picket line outside the terminal where they held a street meeting, urging people to boycott Greyhound. Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) called the action.Picket line set up by activists from FIRE (Fighting for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere) at Houston Greyhound station July 27.Greyhound security immediately ordered activists to leave or threatened that they would call Houston police. The FIRE spokesperson responded, saying that security could call the police, but no one was leaving because they were on public property, had a right to be there and riders needed to hear their message. Activists continued to hand out the bilingual flyers and speak on a bullhorn. Passengers going into and coming out of the terminal eagerly took flyers and listened to the speakers. Many asked questions. The Greyhound terminal is on Main Street, just outside of downtown Houston, and the passengers were a very multinational group of working-class people.Demonstrators gave out hundreds of flyers and held discussions on the issues with both passengers and employees. Most riders were surprised that Border Patrol would even get on a bus, and all were glad to learn that they didn’t have to show any documentation, whatever their status.When two carloads of cops arrived, Greyhound security told them to tell protesters to leave. As the cops explained that protesters could be outside as long as they weren’t blocking people from entering or exiting, the deflated security guards backed off.Several Greyhound employees came out to ask questions. Activists asked one bus driver if his union had taken a position on Border Patrol getting on buses. He said  he didn’t know, but he was going to take photos of the demonstrators and give the flyers to the union to find out. He said he didn’t feel Border Patrol should be allowed on his bus.FIRE heard no negative comments about immigrants. Activist Mirinda Crissman said, “We were pleased that we didn’t encounter any Trump supporters or people who had bought into his racism about migrants and refugees. People were receptive to our information.”After a while, the head security guard came out and apologized for his loud, confrontational attitude. He had never encountered demonstrators before and just assumed a loud group couldn’t be outside Greyhound’s door.“Now our task is to find out if there are any buses people can take as an alternative to Greyhound. That way we can refer passengers to other carriers,” said FIRE organizer Tania Siddiqi.  “This is a good bus station to be at. People are receptive and responded with many questions.” She suggested we get the “Know Your Rights” information translated into several other languages.  Another activist suggested holding an action at Greyhound’s corporate office in Dallas.Houston FIRE organizers say this new campaign will continue.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNews WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Donegal Sinn Fein meets PSNI to discuss cross border crime WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Donegal Sinn Féin representatives have met the PSNI to discuss cross border crime in what is being described as historic,frank and positive meeting.Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn said the meeting with the PSNI in Derry was an initiative instigated by growing concerns as to the activity of cross-border crime and a perception that gangs can ‘border hop’ with ease after committing burglaries and other offences.Councillors Jack Murray and Gerry McMonagle were also part of the Sinn Fein delegation.Deputy MacLochlainn says the meeting was constructive:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/padr530CRIMEMEETING.mp3[/podcast]center_img Pinterest By News Highland – October 15, 2012 Google+ Twitter Twitter Previous articleTwo man convicted of murdering William McKeeneyNext articleGAA – Donegal Senior Club Championship News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebooklast_img read more

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson The Department of Foreign Affairs has urged the media to respect the privacy of a Donegal family which has, through no fault of their own, been caught up in a case of fraudulent use of a passport.Replacement passports have now been issued to Carndonagh man Eunan Gerard Doherty and his family.In a statement, the department says it’s policy is to protect the privacy of passport applicants and citizens, and to do whatever is possible to ensure that their security and freedom of travel is maintained.Documents filed as part of court proceedings in a recent highly publicised case in the United States contained an allegation concerning the fraudulent use of an Irish passport in the name of Eunan Gerard Doherty.  This allegation is currently being investigated by the Passport Service and the Garda Síochána.The says Mr Doherty himself is entirely innocent of any involvement in the case in question, and the Passport Service has arranged for replacement passports to be issued to Mr. Doherty and his family.Mr. Doherty and his family have been the subject of media attention in recent days.  The Department of Foreign Affairs would ask the media to respect the privacy of this innocent family who know nothing more about the case than is already in the public domain. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Google+ Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Privacy calls for Donegal family caught up in passport probe Twitter Pinterest Newsx Advertscenter_img WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleEffective Offshore LTD officially opened with promise of job creationNext articleHigh Court blocks HSA probe into death of Sinead McDaid News Highland WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – July 10, 2010 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgHospitality sector hit by drink and drug abuseOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Alcohol and drug abuse is reaching epidemic proportions across thehospitality sector, as restaurateurs, hoteliers and their staff struggle tocope with stress and lack of sleep from shift work. A survey by Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine, found 97 per cent ofhospitality professionals believe alcohol and drug abuse is a problem for theirindustry. More than one in two reported that the combined effects have reached”worrying” levels. The survey of almost 1,000 hospitality professionals found 40 per cent ofrespondents had seen colleagues take illegal drugs while at work, and 59 percent had seen colleagues drinking to excess while on duty. Alcohol emerged asthe bigger problem of the two, with 99 per cent of respondents identifying itas a problem for the industry. The most common reasons given by people who took drugs at work were “tostay awake during the shift”, and “to help cope with stress”. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgThere is mounting evidence that the “unintended consequences” of the Government’s tenant fees ban are fast becoming reality, new research by Yorkshire’s largest letting agent has found.Linley & Simpson, an independent agency with 16 branches across North and West Yorkshire, has told The Negotiator that the first three months of the legislation triggered an average rent increase of 4-5% on new lets.While the rise was no surprise to Chief Executive and founder, Will Linley (picture, above), the scale and speed of the increase certainly did, “The fee ban is in its infancy but our data, which mirrors research by Belvoir and others, exposes the shortcomings in the Government’s thinking,” he said.“We now see a picture, rapidly emerging across England that, for evidences the scale and pace of the impact on tenants’ pockets. After 30 years in the sector, I’d say this uplift is unprecedented.“Agents like us warned the Government about the unintended consequences of its approach, yet our voice and suggested alternatives were ignored.“Our fears are now being borne out with tenants facing higher rents almost overnight. With rising demand and a shortage of new buy-to-let activity – another far-reaching result of the ban – the upward trend in monthly rents is only going to accelerate.”tenant fees ban“The Government’s anti-landlord tax regime is supressing supply as some landlords off-load their portfolios.“Supply and demand is increasingly out of kilter, we are striving hard to redress this imbalance. Meanwhile, there is added pressure on landlords to increase returns, in the face of rising tax liabilities and higher agency costs post the fee ban.“These complex dynamics look set to deliver a poor deal for tenants. Like many agencies, I look forward to our sector sharing its collective concerns about this impact of the ban with Number 10, MPs, the Treasury and the Ministry of Justice.”Read more about rising rents and the tenant fees ban.Linley & Simpson tenant fees ban Will Linley September 6, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 6th September 2019 at 10:54 amI predicted it along with others; I even had an official meeting with the Housing Minister and handed over my letter stating such. Totally ignored….as usual. Just told “we’d monitor it.”Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Growing fears over ‘scale and speed’ of tenant fees ban impact previous nextAgencies & PeopleGrowing fears over ‘scale and speed’ of tenant fees ban impactRents are rising by between four and five per cent on new lets, claims leading Yorkshire letting agency Linley & SimpsonSheila Manchester6th September 20191 Comment1,545 Viewslast_img read more

first_img October 29, 2014 View post tag: Bass Strait View post tag: Sirius View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: meet View post tag: HMA Ships View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Arunta View post tag: Navalcenter_img HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta, and HMNZS Te Kaha rendezvoused in Bass Strait during their passage to Albany, Western Australia, for the centenary of Anzac commemorations commencing 31 October.The ships will be providing support for the events which will commemorate the departure of the Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Expeditionary Force soldiers for the First World War.The passage to Albany will enable communication, navigation and warfare training said Commanding Officer Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan.Our passage across the Southern Ocean will provide in-company hours, enabling us to train our sailors and consolidate their skills, particularly in officer of the watch manoeuvres and communication.Interoperability with the New Zealand Navy is well-practised, but the relevance is becoming more poignant as the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli approaches said Commander Grogan.The Anzac spirit was forged on the high seas during the convoy passage and then on the shores of distant lands in battle, and one hundred years later our task group of Australian and New Zealand ships still represents that friendship and loyalty to one another.The ships will join HMA Ships Anzac, Stuart and Rankin alongside Japanese Defence Ship Kirisame in Albany recreating the history of those brave soldiers and sailors of the First World War.[mappress mapid=”14241″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta Meet HMNZS Te Kaha in Bass Strait View post tag: HMNZS TE KAHA HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta Meet HMNZS Te Kaha in Bass Strait View post tag: Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgAnother attempt to breach the University’s email network had been made, according to an online notice posted Wednesday by the Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS). A notice posted on Oxford’s Webmail site on Wednesday morning warned users to ‘NOT click any web links in emails’ and to ‘NEVER reply to such emails.’Brasenose ICT officer Peter Bushnell names David Ford as the first to be aware of the so-called ‘phishing’ attempt.Ford, a member of OUCS’s Network Security Team, sent a personal alert to various college IT officers, informing them that the fraudulent email is one “claiming to be an announcement of scheduled maintenance and asking the user to reply immediately with their password.”“I don’t know what the details are but I just thought I’d warn everybody and forward the email from David, since he’s the person to ask,” said Bushnell.It is unknown how many people gave up their details as a result the email, and whether any measures have been taken to stop the phisher.OUCS refused to comment. The email’s sender poses as an administrator of the University’s official email network, using the address Webmail @ Subscriber.net, to trick users into revealing their Webmail username and password.The emails have “SUBSCRIBERS GET BACK” in the subject line, and have been sent to University email account holders as part of a so-called ‘phishing’ attack.last_img read more

first_imgOcean City’s recycling center is on Shelter Road off Tennessee Avenue. Ocean City will hold its semi-annual Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Shelter Road Recycling Center located off of Tennessee Avenue.The Shelter Road Recycling Center also will be open noon to 3 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, for Household Cleanup Days. Residents and homeowners can bring unwanted trash, furniture, cell phones and recycling. No contractors, construction or demolition debris, and no fluids, paints, or hazardous waste are permitted.These events are free to residents and property owners in Ocean City. Please bring a driver’s license or other proof of residency or home ownership. For complete information, click herelast_img read more