Anglican women to make case for economic empowerment at meeting of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic empowerment for women across the globe.Delegations from the Anglican Communion and the Mothers’ Union will be attending the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. There will also be 20 delegates from the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.Full article. Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 UNCSW, Ronald Davin says: Comments (2) Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 23, 2017 at 8:39 am In all too many cases American males are fighting with their wives to get $ 10.00 for the day or two, and now we find out it is the women who need economic empowerment ? Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Posted Feb 22, 2017 Women’s Ministry Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY February 23, 2017 at 9:59 am It has been proved raise up a woman, raise up her family. This is neither and either or but both. It seems that there is a lot of hurt behind your words. Please make the time to speak with each other and listen to each other. As a representative to the 60th UN conference it does take family’s, communities small and large, the state or province, the country working together. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Judith Lane Gregpry says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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
By Dialogo June 15, 2009 The Peruvian Army destroyed a communication network used by the remaining forces of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) organization in the forest valley region of the Apurímac and Ene rivers, better known as VRAE, local press reported. This week an Army patrol entered a terrorist campsite in the Vizcatán area, from which the Path is assumed to have attacked Sanabamba Base soldiers last Friday, resulting in one casualty and four wounded soldiers. Mayor Luis Balbuena, spokesman for the Pichari military post, told the newspaper El Comercio de Lima that “the terrorist groups have been demobilized due to the lack of communication they are experiencing, and it will be several days before they can re-establish it.” Balbuena confirmed that the military operation continued on Thursday in the area where the Path’s campsites were located. Although the Armed Forces state that there were casualties among the subversives, Balbuena explained that Path members “do not leave their wounded (or dead in the field)” for fear that they might be identified and interrogated. “Nevertheless, we know that they have suffered casualties,” he said. The military operation this week in the Vizcatán has left one soldier wounded by the shrapnel of an explosive thrown by Path members, the source confirmed. According to state information quoted by El Comercio, about 300 Shining Path members compose the main forces of the organization called the Shining Path Central Regional Committee, led by Víctor Quispe Palomino, aka camarada José.
The fit-again Ulster flyer is aiming for a performance senior boss Joe Schmidt cannot ignore for the Ireland Wolfhounds in Saturday’s clash with England Saxons at Kingsholm. Ireland have lost Munster three-quarter Keith Earls for the duration of the Six Nations with knee ligament damage. Press Association Ireland’s two RBS 6 Nations wing spots are both still up for grabs, according to Craig Gilroy. Tommy Bowe is yet to recover from groin trouble suffered on Ireland duty in November and will miss the first two rounds of Six Nations action. Dave Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Luke Fitzgerald and Andrew Trimble are currently the senior squad’s four main wing competitors. But Gilroy remains confident he and fit-again Simon Zebo of Munster still have time to muscle back into the picture. Ireland open their Six Nations campaign by hosting Scotland in Dublin on Sunday, February 2. Gilroy believes a standout showing in Gloucester on Saturday could be enough to sneak back into the Six Nations equation. “Last year when I was playing Tommy Bowe was fit,” said the 22-year-old. “It was Simon Zebo at 15, and Andrew Trimble, Luke Fitzgerald and Fergus (McFadden) were all there too. “Everyone’s here now except Tommy. “Everyone’s been playing well for their club, so no one really knows who Joe’s going to go for. “So that’s another reason why it’s really important to have a good game this weekend, because who knows where you could be in two weeks’ time? “Definitely you want to produce something strong. “You want to get out and play some good rugby, and give Joe a bit of a headache when selection time comes around again.” Gilroy suffered concussion in Ulster’s 27-16 Heineken Cup victory over Montpellier on January 10. Relieved to overcome that blow in time for the Wolfhounds clash, he said: “I wouldn’t say I’m quite at full sharpness yet but I’m definitely back to full fitness, which is good, so just coming off the back of two Heineken Cup games where we did well. “So I’m back to full fitness now and just hoping to make an impact. “Hopefully this weekend again is an opportunity for me to put my hand up, to be used throughout the course of the competition.” Former Leinster boss Schmidt’s love of detail has stunned all those who have not worked under him before. Gilroy is no exception, and while he expects the Wolfhounds to take a leaf out of the senior side’s attacking blueprint, he promised there will be a level of individuality on view at Gloucester this weekend. “Joe’s been very impressive so far, the detail he goes into one-on-one with the guys,” said Gilroy. “He doesn’t miss anything, he’s a real perfectionist and the level of detail is enormous. “He’s welcomed me back in and just said it was good to see me back playing. “Most of us have played together a few times so everyone’s pretty comfortable. “I haven’t played with Felix (Jones) before but I’ve really enjoyed training with him, he really knows his stuff, and it’s comfortable playing outside him. “If you try to do everything 100 miles an hour everything might fall apart, so as long as we stay calm and trust each other things should go well. “I think the foundation is quite similar to the senior side but there are a few little extras we will have added as well, just to benefit the players we’ll have on the field.”
This year alone, South African President Jacob Zuma has paid official visits to India, Russia, China and Brazil. Earlier in 2010 China became South Africa’s largest two-way trading partner and, in August, China became the world’s second-largest economy after the US.Leadership position in Africa Visiting China earlier this year, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana- Mashabane announced that South Africa was lobbying China to become part of the global club of high-growth developing markets known as BRIC – Brazil, Russia, India and China. This underscores South Africa’s significance as a leader in Africa, a bridge between the industrialised and developing worlds. That the much smaller South African economy could join four mega-economies in BRIC reflects growing global investor interest in Africa, the last frontier of the global economy. With a population near 1-billion, Africa is the world’s third-largest market after China (1.3-billion) and India (1.1-billion) and is rich in mineral and natural resources.Shifting export priorities While South Africa aims to maintain its substantial trade and investment links with the US, Japan and the European Union, the reality is that these markets’ growth has been severely slowed by the global economic crisis. High-growth developing economies and the next tier of emerging markets – such as the Civets (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa) – are likely to lead growth in the medium to long term, with slower growth in developed economies. At a UN conference in Beijing in September, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said South Africa would prioritise China and India for exports as the two countries were now its biggest markets. He said “sluggish growth” in the US and the European Union, South Africa’s traditional trading partners, was a factor in shifting export priorities. Two-way trade between China and South Africa grew to US$16.8-billion (R116-billion) last year, according to South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry, while South Africa’s exports to India reached $700-million (R4.8-billion) and imports totalled $280- million (R1.9-billion), in favour of South Africa.Looking to China Zuma’s statements during his China visit reflect this shift in trade. He said the country would look to China for investment in infrastructure projects such transport, renewable energy and mining, as well as in agriculture and car manufacturing. China’s pace of investment has been slow so far, but it has been strategic, paving the way for accelerated future investment. In 2007, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China bought 20% of South Africa’s Standard Bank for US$5-billion (R35-billion) – China’s largest foreign investment to date. China is currently in talks with South Africa’s government to build a $30-billion high-speed rail network between Durban and Johannesburg. The growing relationship with China is likely to both boost South Africa’s global trade and accelerate African development. Since Deng Xiaoping began opening its economy in 1979, China has lifted 400-million people out of poverty with growth close to 10% for more than 25 years. South Africa’s world-class financial sector and deep experience in African markets make it well- placed to lead similar miracle in Africa. John Battersby is UK country manager for the International Marketing Council of South Africa. This article was first published in South Africa Now, a six-page supplement to the Washington Post produced on behalf of Brand South Africa. Download South Africa Now (PDF, 2.12 MB). 15 October 2010 As the shift in global economic power gains momentum, South Africa’s trade is moving eastwards and southwards in a pattern that both reflects the worldwide trend and helps drive it.
29 September 2011The Square Kilometre Array South Africa team have reached another milestone with the completion of the seven antennas of the prototype KAT-7 and the delivery of the telescope’s first astronomical image.South Africa, allied with eight other African countries, is competing against Australia (allied with New Zealand) to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an instrument 50-100 times more sensitive and 10 000 times faster than any radio imaging telescope yet built.The KAT-7 is a prototype for the MeerKAT radio telescope array, an 80-dish precursor instrument for the SKA, being built by the SKA South Africa team on the Karoo Astronomy Reserve outside the small town of Carnarvon in the Northern Cape province.First astronomical imageLast month, SKA South Africa announced that all seven of the KAT-7’s dishes had been fitted with “cold” radio receivers, signaling the successful completion of the telescope antennas.The first astronomical image – of the galaxy Centaurus A, whose intense radio emission is powered by a massive black hole in the centre of the galaxy – has already been made using cold receivers on all seven KAT-7 dishes.According to SKA South Africa, the resulting image was much more sensitive than a preliminary image made with just four of the KAT-7 dishes fitted with un-cooled receivers in 2010.“The radio receivers and all their components are cooled to about 70 Kelvin (minus 203 Celsius) in order to reduce the ‘noise’ which is inherent in all radio (and TV) receivers,” SKA South Africa said in a statement. “This allows the telescope to see much fainter objects than it would if the receivers and ‘feeds’ operated at room temperature and were not cooled.”‘Early science’ for the MeerKAT and SKAThe improvement would allow the KAT-7 to perform “early science” in preparation for the MeerKAT and the SKA.“These preliminary observations will be focused on the needs of the MeerKAT large survey projects, and include imaging of nearby galaxies and work on radio transients and pulsars, for which KAT-7 is well suited.”The KAT-7 is testing technology for the MeerKAT, which is in its early construction phase and is due for completion in 2016.The MeerKAT, besides being an important step towards the realization of the SKA, will be among the most powerful telescopes in the world in its own right, providing African scientists and engineers with a cutting-edge instrument for revolutionary science and technology.“This latest milestone in the development of the KAT-7 telescope has again been achieved on schedule,” said MeerKAT project manager Willem Esterhuyse.Esterhuyse commended the technical staff on the site – Siyabulela Tshongweni, Sibusiso Wakhaba, Andre Walker and Matthys Maree – all of whom have been trained in their special high-tech skills by the SKA SA project.The international science funding agencies and governments involved in the international SKA consortium are due to announce the winning bidder for the SKA in 2012, with construction likely to start in 2016 and take place in phases over several years, with completion by about 2022.SAinfo reporter
zoomImage Courtesy: DP World Dubai-based container port operator DP World handled 71.4 million TEUs across its global portfolio of container terminals in the full year of 2018, with gross container volumes growing by 1.9% year-on-year on a reported basis and 2.9% on a like-for-like basis.The company’s Asia Pacific & Indian Subcontinent terminals saw a container throughput of 32.9 million TEUs last year, a rise of 3.2% YOY on a like-for-like basis.In addition, terminals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa handled 29.5 million TEUs, and terminals in America and Australia recorded 9 million TEU, up by 3.1% and 0.9%, respectively.The UAE handled 15 million TEU in 2018, down 2.7% year-on-year.At a consolidated level, DP World’s terminals handled 36.8 million TEU in 2018, a 0.8% improvement in performance on a reported basis and up 1.4% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis.“We are pleased to see that our global portfolio has delivered growth on top of our strong prior year performance and despite the uncertainty with global trade,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented.“Our Europe and Americas portfolio saw strong growth with continued ramp-up in London Gateway (UK), Yarimca (Turkey) and Prince Rupert (Canada), while performance in Africa remains robust driven by Dakar (Senegal) and Sokhna (Egypt). In the UAE, the softer volumes were due to the loss of low-margin throughput, where we remain focused on high margin cargo and maintaining profitability.”“In 2018, we have made good progress in strengthening our product offering which will enable us to participate in a wider part of the supply chain and offer smarter long-term solutions to cargo owners. Looking ahead to 2019, we expect our portfolio to continue to deliver growth and our focus remains on delivering operational excellence, managing costs and disciplined investment to remain the trade partner of choice. Given the steady volume performance of our portfolio, we are well placed to meet full year 2018 market expectations,” he concluded.Related:DP World Buys Additional Stake in DP World AustraliaDP World Inks Acquisition Deal for Chilean Port Operator
ADC AUTHOR The House Budget Committee advanced legislation Wednesday that would raise statutory spending caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. It would allow for $733 billion in defense spending for next year and $749 billion the following year.Three Democrats joined all Republicans opposing the measure, showing the progressive-moderate split in the Democratic caucus that makes the legislation’s fate uncertain on the House floor, where it may not even come up for a vote.The Senate is also unlikely to consider it.House and Senate leaders have talked about finding a bipartisan deal to raise the spending caps, but the White House has so far resisted a deal, instead moving some of its $750 billion defense spending request to the overseas war account, which is not subject to spending caps.The Republican-led Senate Budget Committee passed a budget resolution along party lines that would cut defense spending to $643 billion for fiscal year 2020.