A Maori welcome to remember for the British & Irish Lions

first_imgWe report on the Lions’ official Maori welcome in Waitangi and pick a potential starting XV for the second game against the Blues Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is gift – that is why we call it the present.So said our guide at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. And today really was a gift, watching 300 Maori warriors officially welcome the 2017 British & Irish Lions to New Zealand.The Lions would no doubt be happy to consign yesterday’s underwhelming 13-7 win over NZ Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei to history but today’s spectacle an hour north is something the entire touring party will long treasure.Even watching from the sidelines as a member of the media you felt part of something truly special. The traditions and passion involved in Maori ceremonies always engage the audience, but the sheer numbers involved at Waitangi and the sense of occasion raised the bar. The weather delivered too, blue sky and sunshine a stark contrast to the teeming rain of 24 hours earlier. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The challenge: Sam Warburton faces the Maori warriors in Waitangi. Photo: Getty Images “We had quite a few Maori welcomes for the 2011 World Cup and Wales toured here last summer, but that was like nothing I’ve experienced before. It was brilliant,” said Lions captain Sam Warburton. “The day and the setting made it even more special. Off the field, that’s one of the best experiences I’ve had through rugby.”The Lions made an impact too, performing their four tour songs – Calon Lan, Highland Cathedral, Jerusalem and The Fields of Athenry – in reply to the Maori welcome. “The choir delivered,” smiled Warburton.SIGN OF RESPECTLions tour manager John Spencer spoke of the privilege of experiencing such a welcome and of showing “respect and friendship” to the Maori people. The crowd at Toll Stadium on Saturday night didn’t show quite the same level of respect to the Lions!Welcome ceremony: Maori warriors face the Lions at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Photo: Getty Images“This is the worst Lions team ever.” “Why isn’t Susan Boyle playing at full-back?” “You’re worse than the 2005 Lions.”Those are just three examples of things fans shouted from the seats behind the press box as the Lions struggled to see off the Barbarians side. It takes a lot to earn the respect of New Zealanders when it comes to rugby and the Lions have a long way to go to achieve that particular goal set by coach Warren Gatland. ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENTThe issues in terms of jet lag and a lack of preparation time are well documented but their first opponents were a scratch side too, only training together for a week before running out in front of an expectant crowd in Whangarei.Steady: The scrum was a fairly even contest on Saturday night. Photo: Getty ImagesThe tourists will have been disappointed not to have dominated the opener physically, failing to assert themselves at the set-piece or the contact area, and while their intent in attack was clear – playing fast and wide – they lacked accuracy. The All Blacks are known for their ruthless edge so the Lions must become clinical in the coming weeks if they are to have a chance in the Test series.INTO THE BLUESNext up are Tana Umaga’s Blues. The Auckland-based franchise have been inconsistent in Super Rugby this season; they have won half of their 14 games to date, losing six and drawing one, and are the worst performing Kiwi team.Gatland has already talked of the threat the Blues pose physically, so what team should he pick for the game at Eden Park on Wednesday? It will be a completely different starting XV and here’s a potential line-up for game two…Liam Williams; George North, Elliot Daly, Robbie Henshaw, Jack Nowell; Dan Biggar, Conor Murray; Jack McGrath, Ken Owens, Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Peter O’Mahony (capt), Sean O’Brien, CJ Stander.Double time: Will Conor Murray and Dan Biggar team up at half-back? Photo: InphoFirst, with his key leadership figures all playing against the Barbarians, it looks like a choice between Owens and O’Mahony as captain. We’re tipping the Irishman to edge it as Owens focuses on his return from injury.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREThere are familiar combinations up front with the all-Irish back row and English/Saracens engine room, while half-backs Murray and Biggar have been rooming together. In midfield the arcing break and kicking game of Daly, the only replacement not to make it onto the field on Saturday, would complement the power of Henshaw. Williams is one of the best operators under the high ball in the squad – an area where the Lions struggled in the first game – while Nowell and North are danger men out wide.We’ll see how close (or wrong!) we are when Gatland names his team to play the Blues tomorrow, but whoever runs out at Eden Park knows there needs to be a significant improvement in performance.last_img read more

Best Rugby Boots for Kickers 2021

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A buyers’ guide to the best boots for the match-winning kickers – The colour scheme might be a bit out there for some, although the Battenburg styling will appeal to those who like to stand outBuy Now from Amazon from £22.49Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £40Buy Now from Puma for £70Adidas Malice Elite SG Boots(Adidas)A boot for speedy backs that won’t break the bank. Asymmetrical laces make more space for a clean contact and a series of raised dots on the upper enhance ball control for kickers.The stud pattern combines metal and plastic studs offering plenty of traction year-round without causing discomfort on hard pitches. The upper is synthetic and keeps feet firmly in place to allow quick changes of direction.+ A boot that can be used year-round all for a very reasonable price+ An enlarged contact patch makes kicking simple and consistent– The mix of orange, purple, and yellow may be a bit much for someBuy Now from Amazon from £42Asics Menace 3 S SG Boots(Asics)Loud, proud, and deadly. These striking peach and gold boots will have you feeling like a pro before you have even stepped foot on the pitch. The nylon and microfibre upper is exceptionally light but strong enough to last for match after match after match.A stiff sole plate means that all of your sprinting power is directed straight through the ground so you can reach your max speed as you flash through the line. These double as football boots so unsurprisingly the contact zone is perfect for kicking.+ Light as air but with a stiff sole to allow you to be agile and quick+ Six-stud design gives you enough traction without added heft– Not for forwards. Everything that is good about these boots is what makes them not a good choice for a forwardBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £80Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £101Buy Now from Amazon from £155Nike Mercurial Superfly Elite DF SG Boots(Nike)The Mercurial Superfly Elite is an example of where boots for backs are heading. The knit upper is exceptionally lightweight; it is basically just a slightly over-engineered sock. That means two things – unrivalled comfort and unrivalled agility.No matter what boot you were wearing before, these will be a monumental step up. Add plenty of traction, thanks to the combination of stud types, and a perfect kicking surface, designed for a football, and these boots are ideal for a kicker looking to break open the game.+ Built for football, these boots are ideal if you plan on making kicking a part of your game+ These soft-ground boots have a stud pattern that should allow for year-round use– I don’t have to tell you that £200+ for boots is extraordinarily expensiveBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £260Buy Now from Sports Direct for £138.50Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £260Nike Phantom Vision 2 Pro DF Mens FG Boots(Nike)These boots will split the readers. Some will think they are eyesores, others, will agree with me and think they look fantastic.They are designed for football, which means the kicking consistency is excellent. That contact zone is enhanced by the Ghost Lace System, which conceals the laces. Sadly, this also removes any excuses if you do shank one off the kicking tee. The inner bootie adds excellent comfort and a tight fit to enhance agility and speed.+ Fully concealed laces create an enormous contact area for kicking+ The mesh and Nikeskin upper make for an incredibly light boot– I love it but the styling is admittedly polarisingBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £90Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £70Buy Now from Sports Direct for £90That completes our round-up of the best boots for kickers in 2020. Best Rugby Boots for Kickers 2021You are lining up to kick at goal for the match-winning points. At that point there is nothing more crucial than what is on your feet. If you don’t have confidence in your footwear, you will struggle to win the match.The most important factor is grip, if you can’t rely on your planted foot, then the contact zone is irrelevant. Most soft-ground boots aimed at backs feature a combination of plastic studs and metal ones, these offer the perfect amount of grip in even the worst of conditions.The contact zone is the area that propels the ball forwards. For consistency you want this clear of any laces, stitching or unnecessary detailing. You may consider a football boot, especially on a solid surface, as they tend to have consistent and large contact zones.If kicking isn’t an important part of your game, look at our guides for the best boots for forwards and best boots for backs. Otherwise, this guide will help you find the boots to take your kicking to the next level.Best Rugby Boots for KickersGilbert Kaizen 1.0 SG Boots(Gilbert)Designed for speed and agility, these are ideal for fleet-footed outside backs. A knitted upper, brought over from football boots, hugs the foot without adding more than the bare essentials in weight. Perfect for some dazzling footwork and a sprint into the open field.The offset laces mean that, when your best option is to kick, you can do it with confidence thanks to an unbroken kicking zone.+ Very lightweight but still offering a solid and secure fit+ A raised heel ensures you are always in the most powerful position when you need to surge by the last defender– The knitted upper and lightweight construction means you can expect a few bruised toes, even if you avoid rucks as much as possibleBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £45Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £40Buy Now from Amazon from £83.84Adidas Predator XP FG Boots(Adidas)As a kid, the Predator was the boot you had to have if you were playing football. That boot has evolved to this. The Predator XP has a knit upper to provide breathability but that is combined with foot security so you can dart left and right and know that your foot will be held in place.Asymmetrical laces increase the contact patch so you can be confident of a consistent outcome when kicking.+ Extra padding around the ankle cuff will protect your ankle joint from any impact+ Lightweight and comfortable but with a secure fit to allow for fast footwork– The firm ground studs probably won’t offer enough traction in the midwinter so you will need a second pair for soft groundBuy Now from Sports Direct for £120Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £127Buy Now from Lovell Rugby for £170Adidas X.Ghosted 1 FG Boots(Adidas)Ideal for speedy backs who steer clear of the rough stuff or prioritise accurate kicking over the odd bruise. Exceptionally lightweight construction and sock like comfort will leave you feeling like you’re not wearing any shoes at all.A carbon-fibre insert under the foot means that all power is sent straight through the turf to fire you forward rather than lost in a bendy sole. There is plenty of space on the toe and instep for consistent and accurate kicking, whether at goal or sliding through a grubber.+ Exceptionally lightweight but more than comfortable enough to wear for hours on end+ Ideal for kickers who want a clear contact patch between boot and ball– Right at the top end of the budget for most and, unless you live somewhere warm and dry, unusable in the winter monthsBuy Now from Adidas for £179.95Buy Now from Sports Direct for £179.99Buy Now from Lovell Rugby for £180Puma Future 5.3 Netfit FG/AG Boots(Puma)The Future is aptly named, this is what rugby boots will become. Part sock and part boot, the Future is super lightweight but with a lacing system that keeps the foot firmly locked down.That means despite the flimsy looking exterior they will allow you to dance around with as much confidence as any ‘normal’ looking boot. Unsurprisingly, for a football boot, the contact area is ideal for kickers.+ Perfect for powering through the line or dancing past a defender, thanks to excellent foot security+ Great on hard surfaces and synthetic ground, this offer usage in all but the worst conditions Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Please follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

El Obispo primado Curry reflexiona Sobre la Reunión de los Primados…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Al término de su reunión, el Rvdmo. Michael B. Curry, obispo presiente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal ofrece una reflexión sobre las decisiones y debates de los primados de la Comunión Anglicana.Un vídeo de las palabras del obispo primado Curry se encuentran aquí.Los primados se reunieron en la catedral de Cantórbery, Inglaterra, del 2 al 6 de octubre.Información sobre la Reunión de los Primados se encuentra aquí.Información sobre la Comunión Anglicana se encuentra aquí.Lo que sigue es el texto de la reflexión del Obispo Primado en la Reunión de los Primados de la Comunión Anglicana: Estoy aquí en la catedral de Cantórbery, la iglesia madre de la Comunión Anglicana, donde el arzobispo de Cantórbery ha reunido y congregado a los primados de la Comunión. Acabamos de concluir lo que fue una significativa, una hermosa y, ciertamente, una santa reunión de los primados de nuestra Comunión. Concluimos nuestro tiempo juntos lavándonos los pies unos a otros, siguiendo la enseñanza y el ejemplo de nuestro Señor y Salvador, Jesucristo.Esto no fue sólo un encuentro. Esto no fue sólo una reunión. Esto fue, como un amigo mío suele decir, una santa convocación. Nos congregamos en el nombre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, e hicimos nuestro trabajo juntos en acuerdo y desacuerdo, siguiendo su espíritu y en su espíritu. Al principio, comenzamos con un retiro dirigido por el arzobispo de Cantórbery con meditaciones y largos períodos de silencio donde oramos porque el espíritu de Dios morara en nosotros y nos condujera.Poco después, entramos en un tiempo de explorar asuntos de gran interés para la Iglesia, asuntos internos, preparación para la [Conferencia de] Lambeth 2020 y la reunión de los obispos de nuestra Comunión, el debate de cómo se desenvolvería y algunos planes preliminares.Continuamos a lo largo de una jornada debatiendo, con alguna extensión y con alguna profundidad y genuina sinceridad y caridad cristiana, las decisiones de nuestros hermanos y hermanas de la Iglesia Episcopal Escocesa de adoptar medidas para que miembros del mismo sexo recibieran la bendición del matrimonio.Luego proseguimos y entramos a discutir durante los próximos días  los modos en que la Iglesia puede seguir a Jesucristo en el mundo como su testigo. Debatimos extensamente la realidad y la necesidad de los anglicanos a través del mundo de vivir realmente como discípulos del Señor Jesucristo, siguiendo sus pisadas y viviendo sus enseñanzas y su espíritu. Debatimos los modos prácticos de ayudar a que nuestra Iglesia llegue a estar más centrada en el discipulado y que genuinamente tome en serio la Gran Comisión de hacer discípulos de todas las naciones. Eso entonces nos llevó a una larga y extensa conversación acerca de la evangelización en y por la Comunión Anglicana en el mundo, invitando a otros a esa relación con Cristo, compartiendo nuestros relatos y nuestras trayectorias con nuestro Dios.Pasamos luego a debatir el medioambiente en que vivimos —el mundo creado de Dios— y a escuchar las historias del impacto del cambio climático en las vidas de nuestros hermanos anglicanos y de [todos] los seres humanos a través del mundo, especialmente en el mundo en desarrollo. Oímos historias de carestía de alimentos. Oímos historias de climas implacables que ahora son un peligro y que les impiden a las personas tener la clase de vida abundante a que todos estamos destinados.En medio de este período, tuvo lugar la masacre de Las Vegas y debo decirles que mis hermanos primados se reunieron en torno a mí y oraron. Se reunieron en torno a mí y en torno a ustedes. Oramos y redactamos una declaración, y anhelamos el día en que en nuestro país no veamos muertes por armas de fuego.Después, continuamos dedicados al mundo con mucha mayor profundidad. Abordamos los problemas de migración e inmigración, de trata de seres humanos, y oímos testimonios de todo el ámbito de la Comunión Anglicana de cómo la Iglesia está realmente intentando hacer el mundo de Dios humano y habitable para todos los hijos de Dios.Seguimos luego debatiendo muchas cosas que tienen que ver con la vida diaria del mundo. Pasamos la mayor parte de nuestro tiempo, para ser muy sincero, no dedicados a hablar de las cosas internas de la Iglesia, sino de las cosas externas, donde la Iglesia puede aportar su ministerio que conlleva seguir a Jesús.Esta fue una reunión donde, en las palabras del difundo arzobispo William Temple, en verdad sí reflejamos a la Iglesia siendo la Iglesia. William Temple dijo una vez que la Iglesia es la única sociedad que no existe para beneficio de sus propios miembros; existe para beneficio del mundo.Y, bien puede ser que, al tiempo que el primado de Jerusalén y del Oriente Medio y Chipre concluía su presentación de las relaciones interreligiosas, esta oración sea nuestra oración y una oración para todos nosotros:Que cuiden al bebé de Belén como si fuera propio. Que el muchacho de Nazaret sea para ustedes un amigo. Que el hombre de Galilea haga llegar su mano sanadora. Que el Cristo del Calvario preste su coraje. Que el Señor Resucitado envíe su promesa y sus santos ángeles les defiendan [a ustedes] hasta el fin.Desde la catedral de Cantórbery, Dios les bendiga, Dios les guarde. Que Dios nos sostenga a todos en esas todopoderosas manos de amor.Rvdmo. Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoDe la Iglesia Episcopal 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 Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Primates Meeting 2017 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Oct 6, 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC El Obispo primado Curry reflexiona Sobre la Reunión de los Primados de la Comunión Anglicana Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Primates Meeting, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Breaking News: Prescribed burn today at Kelly Park

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia TAGSKelly ParkOrange County Parks and Recreation Previous articleHow do you escape a sinking vehicle?Next article10 New Florida Laws That Went into Effect This Month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Of course, the overdo burning never ends………. July 18, 2019 at 11:21 pm 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here Reply In an effort to prevent wildfires while maintaining natural ecological systems, land managers with the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division plan to perform a prescribed burn on 10 acres today, Tuesday, July 16, weather permitting, at Kelly Park, 400 E. Kelly Park Rd., Apopka. The park will remain open.County lands are managed as natural areas and periodic fires are needed to keep the systems in good condition.  Fire is a natural and important ecological force, which has shaped these properties over time.  Plants and animals that live in these systems are adapted to and depend upon periodic fires for their continued survival.Benefits of prescribed burning include the removal of accumulated fuels; the increase of wildlife and wildflowers; and the restoration of scenic vistas as undergrowth is reduced.Land managers need a narrow range of weather conditions outlined in park-specific fire prescriptions in order to burn. These prescriptions consider such things as ground moisture, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and the ability of the atmosphere to carry smoke harmlessly away from the area. The Florida Forest Service must agree with fire prescriptions and issue permits to allow prescribed fire. The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Prop Logovi’i Mulipola’s big charge flattens Sale Sharks hooker

first_imgThursday May 8, 2014 Prop Logovi’i Mulipola’s big charge flattens Sale Sharks hooker There are few sights better in rugby that really big men running at full pace, even if that isn’t very fast. In this case, Leicester Tigers prop Logovi’i Mulipola got up quite a head of steam before bumping off Sale Sharks hooker Marc Jones at the weekend. Those of you that took a look at or followed the Rugbydump Tumblr page will have seen a gif of this yesterday, but it’s worth looking at again, and with commentary and a few replays too.It definitely reminds one of big Henry Tuilagi, as mentioned, who has done this countless times for Perpignan in recent years, and the Tigers before that. It’s no coincidence that he’s also Samoan.Mulipola is no stranger to running with ball in hand himself. The try he scored against Exeter Chiefs in March was a brilliant effort, and included in the Premiership Try of the Week nominations at the time, and has since made it into the impressive Try of the Season nominations too.This big charge, where he took the ball at pace and absolutely blasted into Jones, isn’t the first time he’s bumped off defenders either. Take a look at page two of this post for a few more, or hit View All now and you can watch all on one page. They’re all great to see.Can you name other props that get as involved in ball carrying like this? Mako Vunipola would be one, Coenie Oosthuizen another, and then Cian Healy would be right up there with the best too.Logovi’i Mulipola steamrollers David SeymourShort clip without replays but showing a powerful run Mulipola had against Sale Sharks last yearLogovi’i Mulipola bounces off Sam BettyBig charge from Mulipola against Worcester in February, which set things up nicely and led to a try.Mulipola charges through the Northampton SaintsAnother powerful run from the big man, back in March against the Northampton SaintsCredit: PremiershipRugby and Habi AftabiADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New head of fundraising at Church Army

first_imgChurch Army has appointed Edna Darko-Sarkwa as its new Head of Fundraising.Church Army currently receives about £1.6 million annually to support its activities including around 300 Church Army evangelists.Edna has worked in the charity sector for the last four years as a freelance in fundraising and marketing management roles. Her most recent work was with the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK as National Campaigns Manager. Before that, she held various senior roles working for 4Children, BackCare and USPG. Advertisement James Archer, Church Army’s Central Services Director said: “Church Army would love to be able to fund more evangelists to work among those that the church finds hard to reach but to do so we need to increase our donation income. Edna brings a wealth of fundraising experience to this challenging role.”As well as a new head of fundraising, Church Army also recently appointed Mark Russell as Chief Executive. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 23 October 2006 | Newscenter_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New head of fundraising at Church Army 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.last_img read more

Small charities should collaborate to stay afloat says FSI

first_imgSmall charities should collaborate to stay afloat says FSI Melanie May | 15 June 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  83 total views,  1 views today One in ten small UK charities see closure as likely, yet less than 10 per cent are collaborating with other charities to pool resources and deliver services according to figures from The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), the charity behind Small Charity Week, which is taking place this week.The findings are revealed in Collaboration: more than the sum of the parts, a report launched by the FSI today in the House of Lords as part of the week’s Policy Day events.The report shows that declining funds (26%) combined with a rise in workload (32%) means small charities lack the fundamental resources to stay open, yet despite 66 per cent of respondents claiming to collaborate with other small charities, the report shows that 90 per cent of these are referring to purely networking and not a meaningful partnership, such as a merger (3%) or a joint venture (6%).It suggests that the key to unlocking the solutions to the social problems today may depend on better collaboration, with the research showing that through collaboration, small charities can deliver more services whilst spending less time delivering them. Eighty nine per cent of those who report to be in a strategic alliance spend less time or an equal amount of time working to deliver the proportion of services covered, according to the FSI.Pauline Broomhead, CEO at the FSI said:“The results from the research indicate, quite strongly, that small charities don’t collaborate enough in any meaningful way. This is a real loss for the sector as there is no doubt that small charities are extremely good at coming up with solutions to some of the most serious social problems facing the world today. In isolation, they may be too small to take a great idea or a great solution to a wider beneficiary audience but partnering up with another organisation can set the wheels in motion.” Advertisement Tagged with: Research / statistics small charities  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Time to Evaluate Crop Insurance Coverage

first_img Facebook Twitter Time to Evaluate Crop Insurance Coverage By Gary Truitt – Jul 20, 2016 Time to Evaluate Crop Insurance CoverageWhile winter is a time to buy crop insurance, summer is the time to evaluate your coverage and make changes. Jason Alexander, Farm Credit Mid-America’s vice president of crop insurance, says this is the time of year when producers need to evaluate their coverage, especially in light of the lower market prices we are seeing, “The spring price for corn was set at $3.86 and now we are about $3.59, so we are encouraging farmers to do some planning to see how even lower prices might impact them.” He reminds producers that the harvest price is tied to what the December futures contract does during October. “If it drops more, you could still be above your crop insurance guarantee and a revenue claim trigger,” said Alexander.   He urges producers to reach out and discuss their options with their insurance provider.Alexander adds that evaluating how your crop insurance policy is structured may also be something you want to consider, “With some fields being washed out and others being okay, if you are on enterprise units that groups them together and that will impact your overall yield.”Listen to the complete interview with Jason Alexander here. Previous articleFarm Bureau Offers Election Web Resources for Rural VotesNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Time to Evaluate Crop Insurance Coverage SHARE SHARElast_img read more

Staying in the skies: B-25J Mitchell bomber “Maid in the Shade” returns to Permian…

first_img TAGS  Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleTEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Frisco rallies past MidlandNext articlePermian High School to present dinner theater Digital AIM Web Support A B-25J Mitchell named “Maid in the Shade” will be giving tour flights the weekend at the High Sky Wing. This aircraft flew fifteen combat missions from Seraggia Airport on the island of Corsica in November and December 1944. The aircraft later became an aerial pest spray aircraft. It eventually arrived at the then Arizona Wing of the CAF and was in restoration for almost 29 years until her first flight in May 2009. Throughout his career and retirement, 74-year-old Ronald Smith has kept his eyes to the sky.Smith entered his sixth year — fifth as the crew chief — for the B-25J Mitchell bomber with the Flying Legends of Victory Tour.Prior to volunteering at Commemorative Air Force Airbase in Arizona, Smith was peaking into space as he worked for NASA for 40 years.Smith said it has been special to have the opportunity to travel across the United States and into Canada to show off the WWII aircraft “Maid in the Shade” to the public.“Veterans, which there are fewer and fewer that flew during (WWII), will look at a plane like this and they will start telling you their stories about it,” Smith said. “They will tell you things that their kids have never heard. It’s really kind of special to be able to evoke those kinds of feelings in people. To hear some of the experiences from people that didn’t fly these for fun, it’s very special.”The B-25J Mitchell bomber will be on display until Sunday at the Commemorative Air Force High Sky Wing at the Midland International Air and Space Port.Citizens are welcome to observe the bomber while tours of the aircraft are $10 per person or $20 for a group of four. Flights are also being offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday and Sunday. Each flight can hold seven passengers — three in the flight deck and four in the gunner compartment. The cost to ride in the bomber is $650 on the flight deck and $325 in the gunner compartment. Total time in the plane is about 45 minutes with 20 minutes in the air.“It’s always special when we take to the air in that airplane,” B-25J Mitchell flight crew member Marc Ludwig said. “It’s a lot of fun to ride and to fly in.”Smith believes it’s the first time in about a decade that “Maid in the Shade” has returned to CAF High Sky Wing. He also explained it took about 28 years of restoration before the bomber made its return to the air in May 2009. He said the bomber has had both engines replaced within the last five years — the left engine was replaced four years ago and the right engine was last year.The B-25J Mitchell is classified as a medium bomber and it took its maiden flight on Aug. 19, 1940. It flew 15 combat missions — 13 over Italy and two in Yugoslavia — between Nov. 4 and Dec. 31, 1944. It has 12 .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns in eight locations and it has the space for 5,000 pounds of bombs. The bomber was retired in 1979.“It’s a slice of history and it comes from a different time,” Smith said. “The way it’s built and the way that everything operates is different from things now. Our pilots like to fly it because you actually fly it. Everything is analog.”Over the next four months, the B-25J Mitchell will travel to 15 locations across the Midwest and Texas.The next stop for the bomber is in Waco from Monday to June 9.Flight crew member Tim Thorstad, 66, is eager to enter the Midwest as he was born in Fargo, N.D., and spent time in Iowa and South Dakota. The bomber will make six of its 15 final stops in Iowa and South Dakota.“Talking to the people wherever we go is really interesting, especially when you get some of the people who are veterans and they open up a little bit like they never have before,” Thorstad said. “That’s really a great part of it. It seems like everyone has a dad, an uncle or grandpa that did something during the war. When in the states, everyone did something.” Pinterestcenter_img Local News WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Staying in the skies: B-25J Mitchell bomber “Maid in the Shade” returns to Permian Basin Twitterlast_img read more

Delhi High Court Seeks RBI, Centre, DHFL Response On Plea Against Rules Allowing NBFCs Resolution Under IBC

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Seeks RBI, Centre, DHFL Response On Plea Against Rules Allowing NBFCs Resolution Under IBC Shreya Agarwal3 Feb 2021 5:39 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has sought responses of inter alia, the Centre, the Reserve Bank of India and Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) on a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019, and a notification by the Union…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has sought responses of inter alia, the Centre, the Reserve Bank of India and Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) on a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019, and a notification by the Union of India which had made non-banking financial corporations (NBFCs) eligible for insolvency resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.The petition, a claimed public depositor to DHFL, states that the rules and the notification resulted in the first ever IBC proceedings being initiated against a financial institution, with proceedings initiated against DHFL. The petitioner states that this resulted in about 77,000 depositors losing substantial amount of their deposits to DHFL.The petition has been moved by one Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation, which is a registered Public Charitable Trust engaged in providing education, livelihood and advocacy for leprosy affected people in India. The foundation claims to be a public depositor having fixed deposits in DHFL. It claims that the interest accruing from these FDs was intended to be applied towards various charitable purposes.DHFL’s Board of Directors was superceded by the RBI in November 2019, following which, according to the petitioner Foundation, it was incumbent upon the RBI to resolve the company in exercise of its powers under Section 45-MBA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (RBI Act) and to give effect to the provisions of Section 45-QA (1) which guarantees repayment of deposits to depositors of NBFCs.The foundation claims that in derogation of this provision, the RBI applied for insolvency resolution of DHFL under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019.The foundation claimed that while depositors of NBFCs/housing finance institutions are otherwise guaranteed repayment of their deposits under Section 45-QA of the RBI Act and Section 36-A of the National Housing Bank Act, 1987, it had been constrained, alongwith similarly placed public depositors to participate in the IBC process as the Code bars any other proceedings for the recovery of any outstanding amounts from DHFL during the moratorium imposed during the corporate insolvency resolution process or thereafter.According to the plea, the amount owed to public depositors of DHFL comprised of about 6% of the total amount outstanding to all of DHFL’s financial creditors, and consequently, the class of public depositors were only a marginal minority on the Committee of Creditors of DHFL comprising of large banks and financial institutions.Consequently, it said, the CoC of DHFL approved a resolution plan for the company with nearly 94% majority favouring a distribution mechanism whereby only 20-25% of the amounts owed to the public depositors was resolved to be repaid.The class of public depositors including the Foundation voted against this distribution mechanism, and the Foundation moved the Delhi High Court through the present petition being gravely aggrieved by the “unconscionable and arbitrary manner in which the Impugned Rules were invoked in respect of DHFL by the RBI, resulting in depletion of 75-80% of the total amount recoverable by the Foundation from DHFL.”Mr. Rony O. John, Mr. Piyush Swami and Mr. Arshdeep Singh, and Mr. Deep Roy, Advocates, represented the Petitioner.Next Storylast_img read more