Rayford High elected, installed as Fort Worth’s provisional bishop

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Rev. Rayford High. Photo/Diocese of Texas[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Rayford High was elected and installed as the third provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth during the 30th Diocesan Convention Nov. 3 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.The convention was voting on the Sept. 19 recommendation of the diocesan Standing Committee, which had called High to serve as its next provisional bishop. High served as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas from 2003-2011.High succeeds the Rt. Rev C. Wallis Ohl, who retired as provisional bishop at the end of the diocesan convention. Ohl issued a call for the election of a bishop diocesan, a process that can take more than two years.“This marks a significant step in the growth of the diocese, as the process will culminate in the election of a full time bishop,” according to a diocesan press release.Ohl has served as provisional bishop since November 2009, when he succeeded the Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick Jr., then bishop of Kentucky who became the first provisional bishop of Fort Worth after the diocese reorganized in February 2009, necessitated by the November 2008 departure from the Episcopal Church of the former bishop and several diocesan leaders.“I am deeply honored and humbled by the fact that the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth would ask me to be their provisional bishop,” High said, according to the release. “I am thrilled and I am excited about it and I look forward to working with laity and clergy of the diocese.”High said he was impressed by the spirit of love and respect that permeated the convention’s discussions. “People disagreed with one another, but in love,” he said. “Everyone listened respectfully and voted prayerfully. This is a healthy diocese.”Ohl used the theme of bridge building for his convention address. “The metaphor of bridge is appropriate, not only as I transition out and Bishop High comes on board, but also as we the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth continue to grow into the ’measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.’” (Ephesians 4:13 RSV)He reminded the convention delegates and visitors that the election of another provisional bishop is “not a stop-gap measure; we are progressing toward the time when we will be able to elect and consecrate our next diocesan bishop.”Before his election as bishop, High, 71, served the Texas diocese as canon for pastoral ministries and liaison to St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. His 32 years of parish ministry culminated in his service as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waco. He represented the Texas diocese as a deputy to General Convention on eight occasions and was named Waco humanitarian of the year.A native of Houston, High graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee and Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.High and his wife Pat live for now in Lake Jackson. They have been married for 48 years and have three children and six grandchildren, all of whom live in Fort Worth. They will be moving to Fort Worth in early 2013 when their new home is completed. Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. 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Don’t fool with self-care

first_img continue reading » Self-care is often thought about like getting a mani-pedi or a massage or a shopping spree. But during times like these, self-care is more inner, less material and much more important. External stressors like the uncertainty we see in our society now can harm us. Our bodies view these uncertainties as threats and prepare us to react like they were designed to so many years ago: They get us ready to run away or fight.Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline get pumped into our systems so we are ready to go! Great for a real threat like something that might eat us, but not so for something like COVID19. What are you gonna punch? What are you gonna run from? See? What’s worse, cortisol might even dampen our immune response. Oy!But there is a way to help ourselves: Self-care.A few simple practices consistently undertaken can help us counter these stress effects. Here are a few tips for things you call do (all within our control; all you can do sitting where you are). ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Search for missing swimmer done for Today

first_imgThe search for a missing swimmer has wrapped up for today.North Peace Search and Rescue will finish up there search for a missing swimmer by 10pm tonight.The swimmer is believed to have been swept away by the current as he swam with friends in the Pine River. The accident occured today around 2pm when a group of people where swimming in the Pine River near the junction with the Peace River.- Advertisement -North Peace Search and Rescue with the help of the Taylor Fire Department and the Fort St. John RCMP started the search for the missing man. A helicopter and several river boats where used in the search.The search will resume tomorrow morning. This Pine and Peace River are running at high levels at the moment and the currents are extremely strong. Anyone using the rivers around Fort St. John and the North Peace should use extreme caution.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgFor more information, call (213) 922-7456 or send e-mail to [email protected] Children’s Day will be May 19 SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city is hosting Children’s Day Saturday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Heritage Park, located at 12100 Mora Dr. Children will be able to go back in time to the 1800s and participate in hands-on activities including arts and crafts, a pie-eating contest, panning for gold, butter churning, games, and races. A petting zoo and pony rides will also be featured. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 946-6476. Miss Whittier to be crowned WHITTIER – Come out and see the crowning of both Miss Whittier and Miss Teen Whittier Sunday, May 20, at 5 p.m. at The Radission Hotel, located at 7320 Greenleaf Ave. Admission for adults is $15 and $10 for children. All proceeds go to the cost of the pageant and the $500 scholarship for Miss Whittier. For more information, call (562) 698-3272. Kiwanis Club will host car show SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe Springs Heritage is hosting a car show at the Sculpture Garden, located on the corner of Telegraph Road and Norwalk Boulevard, Sunday, May 20. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vehicle entries are open to pre-1973 cars, hot rods, customs, classics, trucks and exotic cars. Entry fee is $40 and car clubs are welcome. Admission is free. For registration information, call (562) 943-6163. Gingrich to visit Nixon Library YORBA LINDA – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will be at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace on May 24 at 6 p.m. for the West Coast launch of his latest book “Pearl Harbor.” To reserve your autographed book, call (714) 993-5075. Signed books will be mailed the day after his appearance. To order tickets to the lecture, call (714) 993-3393. The library is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Spiritt Family Services Colors Family Support Program is hosting a Mother’s Day and Care Giver’s Day celebration Friday from 7-9:30 p.m. at Parnell Park, located at 15390 Lambert Rd. It’s an event to honor both moms and care-givers for all they do. Children’s activities, raffles and refreshments will be available. Admission is free, but you must RSVP. To RSVP or for more information, call (562) 777-1410. Grade separation due for review MONTEBELLO – The public is invited to review and comment on the railroad grade separation options for the city Tuesday, May 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Montebello Senior Center, located at 115 S. Taylor Ave. Three grade separation options will be reviewed at the workshop. These options would separate car and train traffic along the Union Pacific Railroad in Montebello. WHITTIER – The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to spend $15,638 on an Independence Day celebration at Parnell Park and a public safety education campaign. The celebration will be an old-fashioned family picnic with games and entertainment. “It’s a modest figure,” Mayor Owen Newcomer said of the money. “It’s so important that we have some celebration. This is money well- spent.” Mother’s Day bash set at Parnell Park last_img read more

BlackBerry Issues First Software Update To BlackBerry 10

first_imgdan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img BlackBerry is issuing the first software update to its BlackBerry 10 operating system this morning to address usability issues concerning apps, camera, calendar, contacts, browser and, perhaps most importantly, battery life.Apps Optimization & Camera UpgradeThe biggest complaints that initial users of the BlackBerry Z10 have voiced have revolved around app performance. Many apps (especially those ported from Android) are buggy on BlackBerry 10 and tend to lag and crash with moderate use. BlackBerry is addressing this problem in the update, saying it has “improved performance for 3rd party applications.” BlackBerry was not specific on exactly how 3rd party apps will be optimized going forward.BlackBerry also told users to keep an eye out for big new app launches coming in March, such as messaging platform WhatsApp. The company will feature new apps going forward by highlighting new entries to BlackBerry World every week with an announcement on Wednesdays. The first “App Wednesday” this week featured apps like “Where’s My Water” from Disney and the Slacker Internet Radio app. Another issue that BlackBerry is addressing is the camera app, which was performing poorly in low-light scenarios. The camera on the Z10 is serviceable but not without flaws (not many smartphone manufacturers can claim a camera without flaws) and it is astute of BlackBerry to address many of these features before the Z10 launches in the United States.Browser, Battery ImprovementsThe browser has been tweaked to improve how BlackBerry 10 handles video playback. BlackBerry has also issued improvements to the phone, calendar and contacts apps as well as features fixes for Gmail calendars and user interface improvements for call logging in BlackBerry Hub, the operating system’s central messaging system. BlackBerry has also made it easier to import contacts from online sources, a glaring hole in the initial release. As far as battery life goes, most users have complained that their new Z10 handsets were only getting seven to nine hours of performance, or enough for a basic workday. That is basically in line with what BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said about the BlackBerry Z10 battery at the keynote launch of the device, but the actual experience has been inadequate for many. BlackBerry says it has made 60 different battery-saving improvements to BlackBerry 10 and that heavy users should see longer average usage per charge cycle. The update will be delivered over-the-air and be about 150 MB in size. The timing of the update will vary by what carrier BlackBerry 10 owners use.Have you received the BlackBerry 10 update? Does it address the issues you have had with the operating system to date? Let us know in the comments.  Tags:#BlackBerry#BlackBerry 10 Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Dhoni in Forbes list of world’s highest paid athletes

first_imgIndian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the lone Indian sportsman to figure on Forbes’ list of world’s 100 highest paid athletes.The is being been topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather and includes golfer Tiger Woods and tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.Dhoni is ranked 22nd on the list with total earnings of $30 million and endorsements worth $26 million.His salary and winnings total $four million as of June 2014, Forbes said.”Dhoni cemented his legacy as one of India’s best captains of all time when he led the Indian national team to victory in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and became the first national captain to ever win all three ICC trophies,” the publication said.Dhoni signed bat sponsorship deals with leading brands like Spartan Sports and Amity University in late 2013 reportedly worth a combined USD four million annually, up from the USD one million Reebok was paying previously, it added.The earning figures include salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, as well as licensing and endorsement income paid out during the last 12 months between June 2013 and June 2014.Mayweather earned USD 105 million during the past year for 72 minutes of work in the ring for fights against Canelo Alvarez and Marcos Maidana.The payday puts Mayweather at the top of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the second time in three years. .Mayweather is the first athlete, besides Woods, to crack the USD 100 million earnings threshold.Real Madrid and star Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo leads a group of 15 soccer players in the top 100.advertisementRonaldo ranks second overall with total earnings of USD 80 million.American basketball player LeBron James ranks third with earnings of USD 72.3 million, followed by Argentine footballer Lionel Messi who ranks fourth at USD 64.7 million. Woods is ranked sixth on the list with earnings of USD 61.2 million.Forbes said Woods’ golf course-design business has picked up after multiple blowups.Developers plan to open a new course in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this year which will be the first completed Woods-designed course.Federer, who holds the record for most singles Grand Slam wins (17) and career prize money (USD 81 million) is ranked seventh on the list with earnings of USD 56.2 million.”Federer continues to be among the world’s best players 16 years after he turned pro. His sponsors collectively pay him more than USD 40 million annually,” Forbes said.Nadal is ranked ninth on the list with earnings of USD 44.5 million.The list also includes tennis player Novak Djokovic on the 17th rank with earnings of USD 33.1 million, tennis star Maria Sharapova (34), Jamaican runner Usain Bolt (45), tennis player Serena Williams (55) and German Formula One racing driver Sebastian Vettel (83).last_img read more