first_imgMonday 22 November 2010 8:14 pm whatsapp MECOM, the pan-European newspaper group, has scotched suggestions that its chief executive David Montgomery is planning to stay on ahead of his scheduled departure in January next year.Montgomery was earlier this year persuaded to step down by dissident shareholders but an improving share price, combined with one of the rebels selling its stake, has sparked speculation that the former Mirror Group boss might be planning an extended stay.However, sources say that the recruitment consultants Russell Reynolds now has a credible list of possible replacements and add that a recent share placing by Invesco went ahead on the understanding that Montgomery would not be staying on.Mecom’s board, which includes non-executive directors such as former Telewest executive Stephen Davidson, meets tomorrow.A Mecom spokesman insists the meeting will look at budgets for next year and that the subject of the chief executive’s position will “not be on the agenda”.Invesco recently sold its 14 per cent shareholding in a placing organised by Numis Securities. Other dissident shareholders Aviva and L&G still have more than 30 per cent of the equity. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Headhunters make progress in search for new Mecom boss whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Maersk says 2011 profit will be lower Share DENMARK’S AP Moller-Maersk said it will not repeat last year’s record earnings in 2011 due to expected lower oil output combined with uncertainty about freight rates and oil prices.The shipping and oil group beat 2010 forecasts on the back of a container shipping recovery and higher oil prices, swinging from its worst result in 2009, when the global economic crisis hit trade and shipping, to its best result ever.Maersk, which owns the world’s biggest container shipping company Maersk Line and produces oil and gas mainly in the North Sea and Qatar, posted a net profit of $5.01bn (£3.09bn) for 2010 against a loss of $1bn a year earlier. “Things look better going into 2011 than a year ago, but our share of oil production will be lower and we still see some uncertainty about the oil price and where container rates will end up,” said chief executive Nils Smedegaard Andersen. Wednesday 23 February 2011 8:48 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgStanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU.ug) in the past 12 months, as of 4th May 2021, is US$2.11M (UGX7.79B). An average of US$175.98K (UGX649.23M) per month.Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileStanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate segments. Its product offering ranges from savings, fixed deposits and call accounts to term loans, mortgage lending products and vehicle and equipment finance. The commercial division offers investment banking services ranging from corporate finance, debt primary market, securitisation and equity capital to exchange control advisory, credit trading, equity derivatives and interest rate trading and lending. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited targets the oil and gas, power and infrastructure, public, consumer and financial institution sectors in Uganda. The company has an extensive network of branches, ATMs and customer service centres. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgCEC Africa Investments Limited (CECA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about CEC Africa Investments Limited (CECA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CEC Africa Investments Limited (CECA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CEC Africa Investments Limited (CECA.zm)  2019 annual report.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileCEC Africa Investments Limited (CECA) was established in early 2013 as a pan-African company with a mandate to develop, finance and operate power projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. Sponsored by one of Africa’s most successful private utilities (CEC Plc from Zambia), CECA was set up to leverage indigenous talent in the power sector and bring about the necessary capital to assist in building Africa’s energy platform. CECA was incorporated under a Category 1 Global Business License company in Mauritius.last_img read more

first_img Game changer: Mike Brown was in superlative form against Ireland at the weekend in attack and defenceBy Charlie MorganIT WAS a rip-roaring Round 3, where France and Ireland lost their chance of a Grand Slam and England and Wales moved back into contention for the Six Nations title. Then there was Scotland who bounced back from their England nadir to snatch a thrilling last-minute win.So without further ado, here are the players who make our team of Round 3.15. Mike Brown (England)Rob Kearney took his try very well, but Brown has drained most superlatives dry this season and Joe Schmidt reckoned he was the difference between England and Ireland on Saturday. Elusive on attack, his cannon left boot and bravery were to the fore in defence, too – a goalkeeper-style interception from Brian O’Driscoll was a staggering piece of anticipation. The Harlequin laid on Danny Care’s score and his prickly persona (ask Jonny May about that) demands quality from teammates.14. Yoann Huget (France)France were simply dreadful at the Millennium Stadium and rolled over up front with an almost embarrassing lack of fight. Still, Huget retained his standards and would have caused serious headaches without a fine defensive shift from Liam Williams. The Toulouse man is enjoying a very impressive tournament and has been France’s outstanding performer.Poacher: Huget was dangerous throughout the Wales game13. Alex Dunbar (Scotland)It was very fitting that Dunbar grabbed a brace in such a vital win for Scotland – he has been thoroughly exceptional for Scotland over the past month. A bristling, brawny presence in the centre, his tenacity in defence and attack would be a credit to any international midfield. Two fine finishes, backing himself in Rome only confirmed that.12. Billy Twelvetrees (England)Twelvetrees has suffered some excessive online criticism, which simply proves some England fans do not know how lucky they are. There were some handling mistakes as Ireland were let off the hook a couple of times, but the Gloucester man’s work-rate was a significant factor in the hosts’ victory at Twickenham. Twelvetrees made 18 tackles to help nullify the threat of Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll, took a fantastic restart, kicked well from hand when required and trucked up the middle hard. Still to fully convince with his distribution, but this was positive.11. Sean Lamont (Scotland)It might seem strange to see two Scots among this backline, but Lamont’s dogged persistence and power demanded inclusion. Instrumental in Dunbar’s second with a drop of the shoulder, he skittled an Italian defender and made a neat offload to Cusiter. Lamont could have had try himself had Duncan Weir used him in the first half. A tally of 14 carries and seven tackles from the wing underlined his commitment and thirst for work.10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)Weir earns a mention for having to cojones to slot a match-winning drop-goal. One errant restart aside though, Sexton oozed class throughout Saturday afternoon and reinforced his standing as the best fly-half in the northern hemisphere. Stood firm in his channel despite regular testing from England’s runners and directed some slick interplay. He also found Andrew Trimble with a gorgeous cross-kick while generally looking dangerous on the gainline and kicking his goals.Lynchpin: Jonny Sexton oozed class running the backline9. Rhys Webb (Wales)Webb benefited from a dominant front five on his first Test start, but the young Osprey also had a big hand in a Welsh performance that was utterly transformed from the Dublin debacle. Whippy, decisive service added to contestable kicks, a couple of stinging snipes and committed tackling comprised a noteworthy full debut. Warren Gatland’s number nine shirt should now be his to lose for England. 8.Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)Taulupe Faletau and influential England replacement Ben Morgan had claims here after an effervescent shifts. However, the strength and sleight of hand of Heaslip won out. The burly Leinsterman was Ireland’s go-to carrier, charging at the England defence 13 times. He also hauled down Luther Burrell with a try-saving challenge and set Rob Kearney clear skilfully for his side’s only five-pointer. 1. Gethin Jenkins (Wales)A frankly baffling decision from Alain Rolland gave Jenkins a yellow card and a ten-minute breather alongside opposite man Nicolas Mas, but Wales’ loosehead ensured his 108th Test was one to cherish. Though a tricky surface and some unsympathetic refereeing made the scrum a penalty factory, the Cardiff Blue wrestled set-piece ascendancy and rumbled around in the loose like it was 2005.2. Dylan Hartley (England)If he has really been the victim of social media trolling for being part of England’s under-fire scrum, there are some pathetic, misguided people out there. Hartley continued his excellent Six Nations with a perfect return from eight lineouts and some typical robust industry around the pitch. Five carries and seven tackles was the tangible return, but his temperament now – still as fierce, but far more measured – is so important to Stuart Lancaster’s side.3. Geoff Cross (Scotland)Spare a thought for Moray Low, because being pulled on 38 minutes after giving away four penalties must have been horrible. Still, Scott Johnson’s call was inspired. Cross defied Martin Castrogiovanni and Alberto de Marchi to shore up the scrum superbly and, despite a glaring knock-on in a good position, helped pave the way for the biggest comeback in his country’s history.Leader: Hartley is performing superbly4. Joe Launchbury (England)Luke Charteris was brilliant in Cardiff but this, without question, was the individual performance of the Championship to date. To say Launchbury eclipsed Paul O’Connell is a mammoth statement, but delving into the detail justifies such praise. The young London Wasp caused havoc at the breakdown, married power and skill in the loose and tackled tirelessly – a late ankle-tap on Dave Kearney was utterly astounding as he moved to blindside flanker for the final ten minutes. At the end, Launchbury slumped into Henry Thomas’ arms, emotionally and physically drained. He couldn’t have given anything more.5. Joshua Furno (Italy)Normally the plaudits are reserved for another rangy, ball-playing Italian forward . Melbourne-born Furno was even more important to the Italian effort on Saturday than his skipper Sergio Parisse though. The lock loped over for the try that looked to have slain Scotland and put Tommaso Allen in for another score in the first half with a cute pass – how many tight-five men can overcome white-line fever that coolly? Twelve carries and 15 tackles completed a superb contribution.6. Dan Lydiate (Wales)For a 50-second spell in the second half at the Millennium Stadium, it felt like 2012. Tearing across the Cardiff turf, Lydiate chopped down three Frenchmen in less than a minute to confirm a very timely return to form and finally repay his coach’s well-worn faith. Redemption must have felt far away a fortnight ago, but the Racing Metro man has almost reached it.Leg chop: Dan Lydiate is back to his best making 16 tackles7. Sam Warburton (Wales)If a hiding over the Irish Sea had put Warburton’s leadership under pressure, Alun-Wyn Jones’ withdrawal two hours before kick-off against France would have sent the stomach butterflies into overdrive. The openside responded by turning in an openside masterclass. Strength, opportunism and technique in the tackle area brought turnovers and a go-go gadget finish killed off France, but the subtleties – such as taking six lineouts to ease the burden on debutant Jake Ball – are what make him such a special skipper. Sheer class from the moment he took the mascot’s hand. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Jonathan Sexton of Ireland passes the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images) last_img read more

first_img 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 May 4, 2016 at 6:42 pm Welby claims the perfunctory “receiving” of this report by ACC delegates somehow constituted an official vote in favor of the “consequences” required by the Primates. That’s a leap, daunting even to the Flying Walendas. Despite his many personal gifts, Welby is revealing himself to be a dangerous dissembler of truth whose desire to placate his harshest critics is creating a sea of distrust among his most loyal supporters. Last January he invited the primates of the Communion to Canterbury to discuss “the future of the Anglican Communion.” He was very careful to describe the event as a “gathering” and not an official Primates Meeting. Yet almost as soon as the meeting got underway, Welby blindsided Presiding Bishop Curry and began taking votes on how punish the Episcopal Church for its inclusion of gays and lesbians in the full life of the Church… actions even Welby admits the Primates’ Meeting has no authority to do.He did the same thing in April with his report to the ACC delegates, the stated purpose of which was to discuss “generally the background and the context to the Primate’s meeting.” This report was not a legislative proposal or a resolution, nor was it represented as such. At no point did he even suggest that the delegates’ willingness to receive his report was somehow an official vote on the imposition of “consequences.” I am curious to see if the ABC will now support “consequences” against the African provinces that continue to engage in discrimination against gays and lesbians, and support criminal laws that lead to their persecution, imprisonment, and death. This is a logical path forward based on what Welby says were official actions taken by the Primates, and now the ACC. After the ACC meeting last month, Welby even had the audacity to misrepresent the totally gracious decision by Episcopalian Bishop Ian Douglas not to offer himself as a candidate for chairman as some kind of knuckling under by the Americans to the will of the Primates. Douglas could not be clearer that he made that decision out of concern for the controversy that would be visited on the other delegates. It seems now that Welby has set a precedent that allows any of the four Instruments of Unity to impose “consequences” on any province or provinces doing anything that displeases them, and apparently they will be obligated. Perhaps there should be “consequences” for provinces that fail to contribute monetarily to the Communion or whose primates fail to show up at official meetings. What about “consequences” for provinces that participate in genocide or urge violence against Muslims? What about those provinces that continue to condone cultural and religious practices oppressing women? Does “walking together” mean that those offending provinces must endure “consequences” as well, or is that lofty ideal just limited to disagreements over human sexuality? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has this afternoon briefed members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia, on the outcome of the primates’ gathering and meeting that took place in Canterbury Cathedral in January. This is the text of his address. 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It is an enormous sacrifice. And all of you here are profoundly welcome, without exception.Let me take some words from Matthew Chapter 13 verses 45 to 46.Jesus said: “Again the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.”The Anglican Communion is a church of immense, global and beautiful diversity. It is God-given, human-developed, history-shaped.As God-given we are subject to the great task of collaborating with the work of God.As human-developed we are a church of saints and sinners, of arguments and complexities, some of which are necessary and some of which are unnecessary.As history-shaped we carry the baggage of the past, some of it wonderful, much of it a cause for shame and repentance. History includes the scriptures, our final authority when properly interpreted, the Catholic creeds, the historic episcopacy, the Dominical sacraments of baptism and Eucharist, what is called the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral that sets the limits of our diversity. And at an ACC, whose theme is intentional discipleship in a world of difference, we came together in January and we come together now recognizing that our history builds complexity upon complexity, difference upon difference.From history we inherit our saints and our villains, the shaping that comes to Anglicanism with its roots in the mission of St Augustine, the Celtic saints, the English Reformation, the missionary movements and much else besides.From history we also inherit the curse of colonialism, which affects our Communion widely. The blindness of a view too centered on the Global North, the insensitivity to the power of dominant cultures, of wealth, the habits of imperial rule too seldom repented.In all this complexity which affects almost the whole Communion we have to add the history recent, and distant, of each of the churches of the Communion. Each of our own histories overlays the history of the Communion and is in each Province or country more powerful than our joint history.Whether it be the first Bishops in the United States being consecrated by the Scottish Episcopal Church because the Church of England refused to do it, or the story of the Ugandan Martyrs, or the history of slavery, or the interaction with Islam, or a million other events recent and distant, our diversity and complexity, our differences are increased by individual histories.In the midst of such difference we face a choice, of being distracted by difference or being intentionally united in discipleship to Jesus Christ. To be united by Christ, as intentional disciples, is the only way we show to the world that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.We are living in a world where the capacity to deal with difference is more and more required, because difference is right in front of us, difference is on our iPads, in our laptops, in our phones. We hold a whole world of difference every time we open a phone. And the response to in the world around is at best insult, and so often violence, a reality which is the living experience of many you here.And into all this difference walks a merchant of pearls. The parable of the precious pearl is in the midst of a group of parables in Matthew’s gospel concerned with seeking the Kingdom of Heaven, and knowing what it is and how we react when we find it. The merchant is a trader in fine pearls. He knows how to make money, he has a number of pearls, and all is well until one day he finds a unique pearl. He recognises its value and importance and he recognises what he must do, which is to give up everything else to gain it. Intentional discipleship.The call of Christ to intentional discipleship cuts through the immense complexity of our lives and the lives of our churches, and enables us to focus on the essentials. And the essentials, as we went through them in January at the Primates’ meeting, really come down to two things: that we are to be a people of worship and a people of witness.We are a people of worship because when we see even partially the nature of Christ we can do no other. Like the merchant recognising the pearl, we must respond with the total self-giving.We are a people of witness, because the reaction to finding Jesus Christ, is to witness to him by what we do and how we speak of him, to celebrate the Pearl in witnessing to it.So we live in two worlds at the same time. One is a world of layer upon layer of difference, with boundaries but still complicated. The other is the sharp focus of the pearl of great value, the call from the Kingdom of Heaven to be those who worship and bear witness.If we are too much of the complex diversity and difference, we lose sight of the breath-taking and beautiful salvation that is ours, we become bogged down, like so many human institutions.If we are too closely focussed on the simplicity and clarity of our call we become pietistic, unable to speak with authority and fellow feeling and suffering into a world of difference.It is because of these tensions which come between us and the pearl of great price that in the Primates meeting we sought to balance three things, freedom, order and human flourishing. As a Communion and as churches where authority emerges primarily out of loving one another more than through rules and regulations, or hierarchies, this trio of freedom, order and human flourishing is of huge importance. It anchors us in the breaking down of barriers, in facing each other, in the beauty of human interaction in love.Trouble has come whenever one element of those three has overcome the others. Order often masquerades as a hunger for power. It often overcomes freedom, and neglects human flourishing. Order is essential, but it exists to make sure we wash feet and that we love, not that we dominate. It was out of these tensions of holding together order, freedom and human flourishing that Anglicanism emerged and developed a relational model of authority.At the heart of the process in and around the Primates’ meeting was seeking to find this necessary balance of freedom, flourishing and order. It is only when the balance is held that we can see as a Communion the pearl that is before us, and as a Communion it is only then that we have the capacity to let go of everything in order to hold the pearl.Like all the Instruments of Communion, whether the ACC, the Archbishop of Canterbury (for I am not a human being, I am an Instrument of Communion and for that matter a focus of unity) or the Lambeth Conference, the Primates’ meeting has no legal authority over Provinces. Any kind of synodical control of that kind has been rejected since the first Lambeth Conference. Neither can any one instrument legally bind another Instrument. The Anglican Communion only works when the relationships within it are good enough to permit a common discernment of the way in which we are being led by the Spirit. And historically this has been seen in what is often called reception.Both before, but especially since Lambeth 1920, one of the great Lambeth conferences, reception has meant the informal process of relationships, by which, over time, developments in the life of the Communion are accepted or rejected in a way that leads to consensus. Thus, issues in 1920 around contraception, in Lambeth 1930 and 1948 around divorce were at the time seen as threatening the unity of the Communion.We have been here before. And they were seen as as much of a serious difficulty as issues of sexuality today. Reception goes both ways. There has been a consensus against lay presidency, despite significant pressure in favour of it in the past, but the reception process ended up informally, relationally, not accepting it. Reception is not a legal process. It is a discernment of the Spirit based in relationship: relationship between dioceses, between people, between parishes and deaneries, between provinces, between Primates and between the Instruments of Communion and many others. It is a whole network of relationships that makes the Communion possible and in which we find authority.The importance of this is very great indeed. The Anglican Communion finds its decisions through spiritual discernment in relationship, not through canons and procedures. Primates’ Meetings, Lambeth Conferences and ACCs are not a question of winning and losing, but of discerning together in love.It is for that reason that historically it has been expected that the Primates and the ACC, which are very different bodies, should work in the closest co-operation . That was the phrase used in Lambeth 1978 and in Resolution 52 of 1988. The ACC is one of the ways in which the Communion is held together. It is made effective by the involvement of lay people, our main bulwark and defence against an unthinking clericalism.At the same time the long agreed understanding, since at least 1988 Lambeth , and re-emphasised in various reports, including the Eames report, is that the Primates, because of their positions as senior Bishops in their Provinces, have an enhanced responsibility. Let me quote Lambeth 1988, Resolution 18:2: The enhanced responsibility is for “Offering guidance on doctrinal, moral and pastoral matters”. It went on “We see an enhanced role for the Primates as a key to growth of inter-dependence within the Communion.” Not juridical, notice. A key to growth of interdependence. “We do not see any inter-Anglican jurisdiction as possible or desirable. . . A Collegial role for the Primates by contrast could easily be developed” – I have to say I like their optimism – “and their collective judgement and advice would carry considerable weight”. That was Lambeth 1988.In January the Primates explored and sought to establish what the consequences are for any province which promotes its own autonomy over that of the catholic interdependence and mutual accountability of others.This task was undertaken recognising that any process which would be agreed in these specific circumstances of January, will be developed so that it can also be applied to any province when any unilateral decisions on matters of doctrine and polity is taken that threatens our unity.There were critical points in the discussion when, if I am honest, it seemed that the decision would be made to walk apart. We were very close to that. However, after much discussion, if I quote the communiqué, we said:“The unanimous (note that, unanimous) decision of the Primates (there was only one absent by choice, there were two others absent, one through family bereavement and one through illness) … The unanimous decision of the Primates was to walk together, however painful this is, and despite our differences, as a deep expression of our unity in the body of Christ.”Given this commitment to their unity, it is inaccurate always to speak of suspension and expulsion, or sanction. Instead the Primates openly acknowledged the distance that exists between us on some issues and considered the consequences where decisions put strain on relationships. Let me quote the Communique again:“Such actions impair our Communion and create a deeper mistrust between us. This results in significant distance between us and places huge strains on the functioning of the Instruments of Communion and the ways in which we express our historic and ongoing relationships. In keeping with the consistent position of previous Primates’ meetings such unilateral actions on a matter of doctrine without Catholic unity is considered by many of (not all but by many of us) as a departure from the mutual accountability and interdependence implied through being in relationship with each other in the Anglican Communion”.And then we considered what would happen. And we saw that there should be significant consequences if we had recognized that we would walk together but necessarily at some time with a certain distance between us. But still walking together. And those consequences are set out in the communiqué. There is a time limited restriction in governance and representative roles; the Primates said that for a three-year period the Episcopal Church, TEC, should not take part in decisions on matters of doctrine or polity. They can speak but we suggested that they should not vote, nor should they represent the Communion on external bodies such as those dealing with interfaith or ecumenical matters.Moreover, because walking at a distance is not how it should be, a Task Group was appointed “to maintain conversation among ourselves with the intention of restoration of relationship, the rebuilding of mutual trust, healing the legacy of hurt, recognising the extent of our commonality and exploring our deep differences, ensuring they are held between us in the love and grace of Christ.” That Task Group has been set up. I was asked to create it. And it has been set up with a very wide representation on it of women and men, lay and ordained, from every part of the Communion.On Human Sexuality the Primates issued an apology for the deep hurt caused to LGBTI people by those in the Church. You may remember that the Primates said they recognized “that the Christian church and within it the Anglican Communion have often acted in a way towards people on the basis of their sexual orientation that has caused deep hurt. Where this has happened they express their profound sorrow and affirm again that God’s love for every human being is the same, regardless of their sexuality, and that the church should never by its actions give any other impression.”The Primates specifically opposed criminal sanctions and any form of homophobic prejudice. In their communiqué they said: “The Primates condemned homophobic prejudice and violence and resolved to work together to offer pastoral care and loving service irrespective of sexual orientation. This conviction arises out of our discipleship of Jesus Christ. The Primates reaffirmed their rejection of criminal sanctions against same-sex attracted people.”As Archbishop of Canterbury (a separate Instrument) I have acted on the Primates’ decisions in those areas for which I have responsibility. It is both my and the Primates’ desire, hope and prayer that the ACC should also share in working through the consequences of our impaired relationships.And, of course, it is necessary to say, that the Primates’ meeting covered many other subjects of huge importance. The second appendix to the meeting sets out a powerful and passionate call to the Communion to be a witnessing body of disciples, seeking to lead others to faith in Christ. Intentional Discipleship. We engaged knowledgeably and positively on issues around the environment, on the refugee crisis, on the issues of persecution and conflict. The energy in the room when we discussed those issues, was extraordinary. There was a real life. It spoke to me of the immeasurable possibilities for good of this, our Communion.And finally, this may help to give you a sense of the final Eucharist in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, the oldest part of the building. The Primates, those of them who were there, there were about four missing who had to go at various points, sat in a semi-circle around the altar, laid for the Eucharist. On one side of it, and a little in front, was the Crozier, the Bishop’s staff, of St Gregory, Pope Gregory the Great, who had sent Augustine in 597 for the re-evangelisation of these Islands, at least according to the Roman tradition.I should say that the Celts had been there for a couple of hundred years before that but Augustine didn’t pay a lot of attention to that. There is nothing new under the sun. The Crozier is very beautiful, with inspiration which I suspect is drawn from the apocalypse, of a carved ivory lamb rising above an attack from a dragon.On the other side of the altar, and just in front of it, were the Augustine Gospels. They come from the sixth century and are beautifully illuminated. They provided forceful symbolism of our call to continue in the tradition of the scriptures and of evangelism.Before the altar, sat Jean Vanier, who founded the Larche Communities, who addressed us during the Eucharist, on John Chapter 13. He led us both in meditating on that passage and in washing each other’s feet.And, if you think about it, that last Eucharist, summed up the Chicago- Lambeth Quadrilateral.The Ministry of the Sacrament recalled to us that through the sacraments we reaffirm our catholicity, our essential unity with all Christians everywhere and in every time, our belonging to the church of the Creeds.The pastoral staff spoke to us of the call for unity and of the shepherding of the people of God through the episcopate.The Gospels, the Word of the Scriptures, unfold to us the life of Jesus our Saviour.Jean Vanier himself, is a living symbol of what true simplicity and discipleship means.I conclude there because it sets before us the reality of the Anglican Communion with all of its difficulties.The Communion is the very work of God inspired by the Spirit, full of very fallible human beings who must confess their sins and who require the comforts of the Word and the hope of the Sacraments and the example of the Saints, and the order of the creeds and the shepherding of those called by God into leadership, however weak they may be, if we are to be to the world the symbol of unity which will enable us to proclaim more confidently the call to intentional discipleship, the Good News of Jesus Christ.RS Thomas, the Welsh priest-poet wrote this:I have seen the sun break throughto illuminate a small fieldfor a while, and gone my wayand forgotten it. But that was thepearl of great price, the one field that hadtreasure in it. I realise nowthat I must give all that I haveto possess it. Life is not hurryingon to a receding future, nor hankering afteran imagined past. It is the turningaside like Moses to the miracleof the lit bush, to a brightnessthat seemed as transitory as your youthonce, but is the eternity that awaits youAs Anglicans we are called to be something special, a people of reconciliation, finding authority through relationships, transcending complexity and difference, relishing diversity, loving each other. A monument, a beacon to the hope of Christ. In a world that burns with hellish darkness visible, may we above all see not just what we are, but what we can be when we turn aside to the Pearl of the Kingdom, a pearl only seen clearly when we love one another. When that happens, in this broken world, by the grace of God in the power of the Spirit, then we Anglicans can become a profound blessing of peace and hope.Following the Archbishop’s briefing, the chair of the ACC, Bishop James Tengatenga, reminded members about the role of the ACC and its relationship with the other Instruments of Communion. The ACC members then discussed the issues in small groups and will report back at a later date.At the invitation of the vice-chair of the ACC, Liz Paver, the ACC members affirmed their “willingness to work together as a body with the Primates on these difficult issues”. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

first_img Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en February 11, 2021 Find out more May 11, 2021 Find out more More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News December 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Ruslan Sharipov to remain jailed despite general amnesty Jailed journalist Ruslan Sharipov will not be included in a general amnesty announced by President Islam Karimov on 1 December, a prisons‚ official said on 22 December.The journalist and human rights defender has been imprisoned since 26 May 2003. The Uzbekistan authorities have demonstrated once again their total contempt for freedom of expression. Jailed journalist Ruslan Sharipov will not be included in a general amnesty announced by President Islam Karimov on 1 December because his crime is too grave, Prisons chief Mikhail Gurevich said on 22 December. The journalist, press freedom and human rights campaigner has been imprisoned since 26 May 2003. He was awarded the 2004 Golden Pen of Freedom prize by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) on 25 November for “his courageous resistance to attacks, torture and constant harassment under President Islam Karimov’s repressive regime.””Reporters Without Borders considers that the accusations against Sharipov have only one aim: to silence a dissenting voice. In refusing to amnesty him, the Uzbek authorities show yet again their total contempt for freedom of expression,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of the international press freedom organisation. “When Sharipov sought to defend his colleagues and condemn censorship, the authorities did everything possible to gag him, they were prepared to imprison and torture him psychologically and physically. Ruslan Sharipov is the symbol of oppression that journalists in Uzbekistan are suffering today,” he added.Sharipov was condemned on appeal on 25 September to four years in jail for homosexuality (Article 120) and having sexual relations with a minor (Article 128). A former president of the Union of Journalists of Uzbekistan (UIJU) and correspondent for the Russian news agency Prima, the 25-year-old journalist was arrested on 26 May.On 8 August, he pleaded guilty under duress, asked forgiveness of President Karimov for all the articles in which he criticised the authorities and waived the defence of his lawyer. He sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan on 5 September in which he explained he had been forced to plead guilty after suffering physical and psychological torture.Sharipov, who has never denied he is bisexual, says that he does not know the alleged victims. They were questioned on 26 May and kept in detention for three or four days. According to Sharipov’s defence, the young people were beaten and threatened by police to induce them to appear in court. In fact, the trial had to be adjourned several times because of their absence.For several years, Sharipov has been the target of harassment of various kinds to force him to give up his work as a human rights defender and to prevent him criticising the authorities in his articles. to go further October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter The City of Odessa and the Salvation Army are teaming together to provide a free warming center for those that may need shelter from the extreme cold weather. The shelter is located at 810 E. 11th St., and will open tonight through Tuesday morning. The public can begin arriving at the shelter at 6:30 p.m. or at 5 p.m. for those who want to eat dinner in the soup kitchen first. Free food, beverages, cots, blankets, pillows and toiletries will be provided. Warming shelter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 13, 2021 center_img TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Facebook Local News Previous articleTrump’s speedy impeachment trial heads toward Senate voteNext articleSome Europeans get choosy about which vaccines they want Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic John McNulty inundated with calls from TD’s and Senators asking him to reconsider Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook News John McNulty has been asked to reconsider his decision to withdraw from the Seanad by-election.On Tuesday the Donegal businessman announced his decision to withdraw.Speaking to Highland Radio News shortly after the shock announcement on Tuesday John McNulty said he was withdrawing from the byelection race as his participation in the contest had become a “distraction” from the work the Government was doing.He also claimed that the decision was completely his own and that he wasn’t pushed.As the election cannot be stopped and Mr McNulty’s name cannot be withdrawn, he asked Fine Gael and Labour TD’s and Senators not to vote for him.But it has been claimed today by Environment Minister, Alan Kelly that many votes have already been cast for McNulty and that there is a real possibility that he  will be elected to a seat in the upper house.And now in a further twist John McNulty has been inundated with calls from TD’s and Senators asking him to reconsider his decision.It’s understood that Fine Gael TD’s and Senators were not advised NOT to vote for McNulty at last nights parliamentary meeting.Fine Gael in Donegal has said they are angry at the way the whole situation has been handled, and they are hoping that McNulty still wins the by-election and takes up the position as Senator.At this stage John McNulty is refusing to comment. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twittercenter_img By News Highland – October 2, 2014 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleEnvironment Minister says many TD’s and Senators have already voted for John McNultyNext articleBlack card stats released News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more