Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 General Convention, Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Por Sharon Sheridan Posted Jun 28, 2015 Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Tags Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest General Convention 2015 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Con cornetas y aplausos y sombreros de fiesta, los diputados de la Convención General celebraron el 230º. Aniversario de su cámara el 27 de junio. Mientras los miembros de la Cámara de Obispos se reunían a puertas cerradas en la catedral episcopal de San Marcos a pocas cuadras de distancia para elegir al nuevo obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, miembros de la primera cámara de la Convención General aprovecharon el tiempo, al margen del debate legislativo, para celebrar su historia y honrar a varios de sus líderes anteriores.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la cámara, proporcionó el contexto histórico para la celebración.“La primera sesión de la Convención General se celebró en 1785 y consistió solamente de la Cámara de Diputados”, dijo ella. “Adoptó un cláusula constitucional por la que establecía una Cámara de Obispos separada, la cual se incorporó a la convención en su segunda sesión de 1789. De manera que la Cámara de Diputados es la más antigua de las dos cámaras de la Convención General por cuatro años.“Es difícil expresar cuán revolucionaria fue la primera Convención General, celebrada a raíz de la Revolución Americana, ciertamente lo fue”, dijo ella. “Es en ese espíritu, el espíritu de innovación, responsabilidad compartida y toma de decisiones y celebración de nuestra historia, que hemos invitado a nuestros previos líderes a que se unan a nosotros esta mañana para nuestra fiesta”.Jennings presentó medallas de la Cámara de Diputados a varios ex líderes de la cámara en persona e in absentia. Los festejantes vieron dos vídeos, en uno de los cuales aparecía el vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados Byron Rushing, diputado de Massachusetts, entrevistando a Charles Willie, ex vicepresidente de la Cámara. Los diputados respondieron con una ovación de pie, y Jennings le presentó a Willie la primera medalla.“El Dr. Willie es un pionero educador, el primer profesor afroamericano de la Universidad de Syracuse y funcionario público que trabajó con el presidente John F. Kennedy y el presidente Jimmy Carter, y un líder de la desegregación [racial]”, dijo Jennings. Como vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, predicó en 1974 en la ordenación de “las once de Filadelfia”, las primeras mujeres ordenadas al sacerdocio en la Iglesia Episcopal. “Cuando los obispos rehusaron ratificar esa ordenación y darles iguales derechos a las mujeres, él renunció a su cargo en protesta. Dr. Willie, no lo hemos olvidado”.Jennings también honró a los ex presidentes de la Cámara de Diputados Bonnie Anderson, Rdo. George Werner, el Muy Rdo. David Collins y el obispo Brian Prior, y los ex vicepresidentes , Muy Rdo. Scott Kirby y Vincent Curry.Luego de las presentaciones de las medallas, los diputados tuvieron la oportunidad de posar con imágenes de cartón de famosos líderes de la Cámara del pasado: el obispo William White; la presidente de la Cámara Pamela Chinnis; el magistrado del Tribunal Supremo Thurgood Marshall y Charlie Crump, que sirvió 17 períodos como diputado de la Diócesis de Tennessee Occidental.“Diecisiete convenciones generales. Simplemente piensen en eso”, dijo su ex canciller, el diputado C. Bradford Foster III. Foster dijo que él solía decirle a la gente: ‘¿Qué servicio le presto a Charlie Crump? Le llevo el maletín; eso es todo”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY La Cámara de Diputados celebra su 230ª. aniversario Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME
Home Indiana Agriculture News Yet Another Public Hearing on the RFS By Gary Truitt – Jun 8, 2016 Yet Another Public Hearing on the RFS Facebook Twitter SHARE The EPA recently proposed its ethanol blending levels for 2017 which are again below what is called for in the RFS. Talent feels this is wrong, “We have the production capacity, the infrastructure to supply the ethanol called for in the RFS.” He said the RFS as a policy is working to reduce our nation’s dependence on imported oil and increase the use of renewable fuel and that is why the RFS is under attack. SHARE The EPA hearing starts at 9:00 a.m. Central Time Thursday, June 9, at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. Facebook Twitter Jim TalentWe have been here before: an EPA public hearing on the Renewable fuels Standard. It will take place today in Kansas City, and the agriculture and ethanol industries are set to testify. Former Missouri Congressman Jim Talent, co-author the RFS, says opponents of renewable fuels are forcing this hearing, “What is happening here is that the EPA is getting push back from those who have misconceptions about renewable fuels along with pressure from big oil. We need to make sure there is plenty of testimony in support of the RFS.” Some of those scheduled to testify at the public hearing in support of renewable fuels include Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska; Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association; Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy; Chip Bowling, President of the National Corn Growers Association; Chris Soules, Iowa Farmer and Reality Television Star of “The Bachelor” & “Dancing with the Stars;” Annette Sweeney, Iowa Farmer and Former State Representative; Brian Sowers, Missouri Sportsman and Co-Host of Crappie Masters TV; and Richard Fordyce, Missouri Director of Agriculture. Previous articleIndiana Beef Council Host Farm To Table TourNext articleGood Early June Crop Stands in Northwest Indiana Gary Truitt
The School of Social Work held the inaugural meeting of the USC chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Thursday in the Social Work Center. NASW is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world.The launch was attended by students, faculty and professionals alike. For Carrie Lew, assistant dean of professional development at the School of Social Work, NASW will help create a positive impact on our community as students will have opportunities to collaborate with professionals in the field.“It’s great because as one of the largest schools of social work, I’m sure there’s a lot of impact that we could have,” she said.This enthusiasm was shared by the students such as John Howard, a second-year master of social work student. Howard said NASW has a lot of potential to help students on campus.“I think it’s going to be great as far as individual student education and professional networking in the field,” Howard said. “The information [and education] that’s being passed is tangible. It seems we wouldn’t necessarily get it unless we were here, [talking] professional to professional.”As a newly inaugurated chapter, NASW-USC needs students to take the lead. Howard said he wants to run for an electoral board position.“I’m actually interested in running for president — that’s how interesting it is for me,” Howard said. “I see a lot of exciting opportunities to write grants and work with community around USC as far as the children and veterans. So I see a lot of big things coming out of this organization.”Shantel Vachani, a senior lecturer who teaches policy courses at the School of Social Work and the organizer of the inaugural meeting, emphasized the relevance of the organization as a resource to students.“I think it’s really important to get future social workers and professionals involved in this professional organization,” she said. “Bringing it [to] the campus instead of going out to community gives the opportunity for professionals and students to bridge the gap so that when [students] do graduate and get into the community, they are already entrenched in the profession.”Vachani invited Jorge Diaz, director and program manager of mental health and substance abuse for Bienestar, a nonprofit social service organization committed to serving the undocumented Latino and LGBTQ communities in Southern California, to speak about future workshops, professional collaborations and internships.“USC has opened the doors to talk about the work that we do in the community,” Diaz said. “It’s great that this school allowed us to talk about real issues that impact the Latino undocumented community.”He said that having interns from USC was a great start and it would be much easier to get students now that USC has a NASW unit.“I think that the next step is to see how we really bridge students and the work that you all do [with] the work that we do,” Diaz said.The NASW-USC unit aims to engage more students in the field of social work. Diaz said the jobs can be very influential.“All you have to do is dream and believe that one person can make a difference,” Diaz said. “It sounds very cliché but that one person could be in this room.”
The total bonded amount to be repaid through taxes will be $4,275,000 according to the statement.Another explanatory draft statement was suggested by borough resident Marianne McKenzie which gave a fuller description of the new buildings that would be paid for by the bonds.At the July 26 meeting, Borough Administrator Joseph Verruni asked council members to submit their comments and suggestions for an explanatory statement by Thursday so one could be drawn up to be voted on at the Aug. 2 meeting.The referendum on the bond issues was required after a petition signed by 87 residents (of which 69 were qualified), was filed, according to Borough Clerk Christina Pfeiffer.She said the law states when a petition is signed by more than 15 percent of the voters in the last election in which members of the State Assembly are on the ballot, it qualifies. Pfeiffer said that number was 47.In a previous meeting, Councilman Brian Kelly said the bonds, after factoring in fees for a new metered parking system in the town and the stopping of rent payments for facilities that were paid to replace the lost buildings would raise taxpayer costs by around 2 cents per $100 of valuation.Borough official Frank Lawrence said Wednesday that the town now pays around $150,000 a year in rentals for facilities that replace the ones lost in Sandy.Lamnia, in speaking to the people who signed the referendum petition, found they were not against the replacement of the facilities but wanted them to be less costly than proposed. Lamnia said after the July 26 meeting “let the people speak.” He said he thought the added expenses in the plans for the new buildings were “not warranted.”Mayor Dina Long said after the meeting that there would be a public Town Hall presentation on the bonds at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 23, and a drop-in information session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 27, at which time questions about the bonds can be answered by council members and members of the borough staff. Another drop-in session will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. Story and photo by Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – The plans drawn up after years of working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to finance the two buildings that will be replacements of the fire house, police headquarters and library, which were destroyed by Super Storm Sandy almost four years ago, and for the existing Borough Hall will be the subject of a referendum on Sept. 27.The Borough Council will consider at its Aug. 2 meeting what explanatory statement will appear on the ballot for the September bond referendum vote that will determine the fate of the three bond issues approved by the town to finance the construction of the two buildings.At its June 1 meeting, the council, in a 4-2 vote approved the bond issues, with councilmen Jack Keeler and John Lamia Jr., voting against them. Both said they were concerned with the costs and wanted less costly alternatives considered.According to a draft explanatory statement prepared by Borough Attorney Roger McLaughlin, distributed at a special meeting of the council on July 26, the total costs of the Municipal Center, which would contain municipal offices and the fire and police departments and First Aid offices, will be $7,851,721 with the Federal Emergency Management Agency funding $3,058,335 and insurance payments funding $1,032,742, with $3,942,500 to be bonded.The cost of the library and beach building is $4,875,248, the statement said, with FEMA providing $845,733 towards the library and $1,486,733 towards the beach portion of the building, and insurance payments and beach fees $813,609 to the beach section of the building and insurance payments $166,071 to the library section.The bonded amount for the library portion of the building will be $332,500 and for the beach portion, $1,486,750, with the beach amount having no effect on taxes as it will be paid by beach fees, the statement said.
By Jay CookLINCROFT – For Brookdale Community College students utilizing public transportation, kiss goodbye the days of painfully long bus trips and struggling to be punctual for that 8 a.m. English 121 class.On Aug. 16, the college’s Board of Trustees, in conjunction with representatives from NJ Transit, the Monmouth County Planning Board and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, rolled out plans for improved bus services to and from the college’s main campus in Lincroft, set to launch on Sept. 3, the first day of the Fall 2016 semester.“This happened because of the commitment of Brookdale people, Brookdale employees, Brookdale faculty, committed to look beyond the classroom,” said Oly Malpica Proctor, an associate math professor at Brookdale since 2003.Presented by NJ Transit representative Beth Waltrip was the creation of the 838 line, a combination of two existing routes; the 833 and 835.The 833 line currently connects the Freehold Raceway Mall to Red Bank, and the 835 line services Red Bank to Sea Bright. Now, the 838 will provide increased service from Freehold Raceway Mall to Sea Bright, running hourly from 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. on weekdays. Riders from eastern Monmouth County will no longer have to change buses in Red Bank.A Saturday service of the 838 line also will be implemented, servicing Sea Bright to the Lincroft campus at 85-minute intervals. Additionally, NJ Transit will add Brookdale as a stop to its current 832 route, which will run hourly on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.For students who either work during the day, or simply prefer taking night classes, the 832 line, servicing Asbury Park to Red Bank “will be extended from Red Bank Rail station to Brookdale on weekdays,” Waltrip said. “It’s basically going to run hourly from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., so this is going to be your evening service to Brookdale on weekdays.”Additional improvements to bus services for Brookdale students will also cover the Northern Monmouth Higher Education Center, located in Hazlet. This has been a topic of much concern in the Brookdale community, according to Malpica Proctor, who has been the chair of the College Life governance committee on campus since 2012.On August 16, Freeholder John P. Curley speaks to the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees and the public about the value of public transportation.She noted that students taking the 817 line to the Hazlet campus had to walk nearly a mile and a half without sidewalks to reach classes from the bus station. With the new 817 line, students will be dropped off on campus at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., with the line servicing Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Old Bridge, Aberdeen, Keyport, Union Beach, Keansburg and Middletown.Also, three other NJ Transit lines will see service improvements in certain areas: the 831 line (Red Bank and Long Branch), 834 line (Red Bank and Campbell’s Junction in Middletown) and 837 line (Long Branch and Asbury Park).Each of these NJ Transit bus service improvements were all done without asking for new money from residents.“What we managed to do, without any cost to any taxpayers, we’ll be able to revamp our services in Monmouth County, and not only benefit Brookdale, but benefit most of Monmouth County with some of the changes that we made,” Waltrip said.While common transportation complaints at the main campus stem from the parking allotted for students, Malpica Proctor had a different vision when bringing light to the struggles for stu- dents without their own cars.“It’s (for) the students; just the fact that you hear, that you know that they’re having problems,” she said.Along with Anita Voogt, the Dean of University Partnerships and Higher Education Centers, the two women chaired a voluntary Transportation Committee in 2015, aimed at solving transportation woes for students who cannot reach campus on their own.“Tonight is really a victory for our Governance system,” Voogt said.Also in attendance at the meeting was Freeholder John P. Curley, along with Joe Burris, Steven DeCosta and James Bonanno of the Monmouth County Planning Board, who all aided the Transportation Committee in working to perfect the new services.After the presentation, Malpica Proctor read the improved transit services resolution to the crowd, alongside those involved with the project.“This has been a labor of love for so many, and Professor Malpica Proctor probably has labored more than anybody in the college to make this happen,” said Brookdale President Maureen Murphy.Photos courtesy Brookdale Community College
After scoring two goals in two games to open the season, the Leafs dropped 15 against Fernie and Columbia Valley during the weekend — albeit, a dozen came against Ghostriders in a 12-3 shellacking.Morey believes with a little luck around the net, Nelson could be undefeated heading into the weekend.“I think we could be 4-0 had we had better finish around the net,” he said.Rookie Ryan Cooper leads Nelson in scoring with five points in three games with Jackson Zimmermann, Ethan Beattie, Sawyer Hunt and David Sanchez tied for second, each with four points.Zimmermann leads the Leafs in goals with three.In goal is where Nelson has shined with Josh Williams currently in seventh spot in goalie stats with a stingy 1.50 goals against average in two games.Quinn Yeager is 14th overall with a 2.34 average.Injury updateMorey said forward Logan Wullum is very close to returning to the lineup. Wullum, out with a hand injury, played briefly against Fernie and is now considered day-to-day.Morey said the Leaf assistant captain should be back when Nelson travels to Grand Forks to meet the Bruins.Meanwhile defenceman Michael Bladon is waiting for medical clearance.The rookie rearguard has yet to see action this season.Edmonton native Troy Glionna has left the team for personal reason and has been released.In three games with Nelson, Glionna did not register a point. Fresh from playing the past seven consecutive games at home — four regular season and three exhibitions — the Nelson Leafs venture out for a three-game road trip.The Leafs, 2-1-1, travel to the Lilac City Friday for a division rivalry game against the Spokane Braves.Spokane is off to a good start with the only blemish an overtime loss in four games. The early season result has the Braves tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with Grand Forks Border Bruins.Nelson will have a new face in the lineup as the Green and White acquired 6’1”, 180-pound forward Jaiden Laporte from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.Leaf GM Lance Morey said Laporte became available after being a late cut from the Northern Alberta squad.“Jaiden is a power forward who processes a big league shot,” Morey said about the new acquisition.“I think it adds another dimension to help our offensive output.”“Adding another big body up front just adds to an already strong forward group that is becoming very tough to play against,” Morey added.The Leafs travel to Creston Saturday for the fourth meeting of the season against a team from the Eddie Mountain Division.Next week the Leafs conclude the three-game road trip against the Border Bruins in Grand Forks before returning to the NDCC Arena to face Creston Saturday, September 30.Lack of finish around the net proves costly early in the season