Northern Indiana: Bishop Ed Little will resign in 2016

first_img Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Bishop Edward S. Little II[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Northern Indiana Bishop Edward S. Little II recently announced the he will resign at the end of June 2016.Little, 68, was ordained and consecrated in March 2000 as the diocese’s seventh bishop.He included the following letter in the April edition of the “Around the Diocese” newsletter.Dear brothers and sisters,This past Tuesday I presented a letter to the Standing Committee, announcing my retirement as of June 30, 2016. At the time, I will have served as bishop of this wonderful diocese for 16 years. My ministry as your bishop, however, will actually conclude three months earlier – March 31, 2016 – when I begin a three-month sabbatical to write a long-planned book.Palm Sunday marks the first day of a new visitation cycle. In my closing cycle, I will have the  opportunity to visit all 36 churches of our diocese and to thank you for your witness to Jesus, for your faithfulness in mission and ministry, and for your kindness and encouragement to Sylvia and to me.I have said many times and in many settings that if I had the opportunity to choose any diocese in the Episcopal Church to serve as bishop, I would without hesitation select Northern Indiana. Our diocese is a profoundly Christ-centered community, a place where Jesus is known, loved, worshiped, and followed. Our relationships are deep. Indeed, the small size of our diocese is a blessing, because it has given me the gift of knowing people and parishes in a way that my colleague bishops envy. March 18, 2000, the day of my consecration in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame, marked a turning point in my life for which I will always give thanks. You have touched Sylvia’s life and mine, welcomed us into your hearts, and drawn us ever more deeply into the heart of Jesus himself.Sunday is the high point of my week. Worshiping with you, hearing the Word and sharing the Eucharist, and seeing Jesus at work in a glorious variety of ways have planted memories that I will forever cherish. I offer thanks to God for the gift of walking with you as fellow disciples, and am humbled by the expressions of love and support that Sylvia and I have received during a decade and a half of ministry in Northern Indiana.In the coming months, I ask for your prayers for the Standing Committee, under the leadership of its president, Fr. Matthew Cowden. Their task is to discern the next steps for the diocese and to oversee the process of electing the 8th Bishop of Northern Indiana. This challenging and exciting work will be an opportunity for the entire diocese to walk in faith into the future that God has planned.St. Paul’s words seem especially apt, and express something of what I feel as I write this letter: “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:3-5).I lean on St. Paul’s words because I am overwhelmed with gratitude, beyond my ability fully to articulate, for the privilege of serving as Bishop of Northern Indiana. 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Pasadena Unified’s Dr. Kathy Onoye Honored by El Centro De Accion Social

first_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Dr. Kathy Onoye (at right) and her brother David at the El Centro dde Accion’s event on Oct. 17, 2013.Kathy Onoye, Ed.D., Executive Director of Elementary Education for the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), was honored by El Centro de Acción Social at its annual gala Oct. 17. Dr. Onoye was honored for spearheading educational programs that have helped every child — regardless of their socio-economic status — learn and achieve at high levels.“I am honored to be recognized by El Centro and I share this recognition with the educators, children and families of PUSD who have put into practice their belief that a quality public education can and does improve the future for the entire community,” said Onoye.As PUSD’s Executive Director of Elementary Education since 2008, Dr. Onoye was responsible for initiating some of PUSD’s signature programs: Dual Language Immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, transitional kindergarten and early childhood education programs.Dr. Onoye previously served as principal of Willard Elementary School where she led the school to close the achievement gap by combining inquiry-based learning practices with a standards-based curriculum. In 2004, Willard became the first school in PUSD and one of the first five urban public schools in the country to earn authorization as an International Baccalaureate school. The prestigious program develops the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The development of communication, collaboration, critical-thinking skills prepare students to thrive in the 21st century.“I am pleased to join El Centro de Acción Social in honoring Dr. Onoye and her work focused on providing rigorous and relevant instruction to countless children in PUSD,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. “In her quiet and determined way, she has proven that the achievement gap between groups of children can be closed when teachers, families and staff work in concert toward a single goal.”Dr. Onoye, a long-time resident of Pasadena, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Educational Foundation, Clerk of the Board of Directors of All-Saints Church in Pasadena and serves on the advisory board of Young & Healthy. She also volunteers at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Onoye began her career as a classroom teacher at PUSD’s Audubon Elementary School in 1971. Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Education Pasadena Unified’s Dr. Kathy Onoye Honored by El Centro De Accion Social From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 18, 2013 | 12:19 pm Subscribelast_img read more

These Are Policy Matters. At Best, Centre Can Direct States: SC Dismisses Plea Challenging Salary Cut Orders Of Police

first_imgTop StoriesThese Are Policy Matters. At Best, Centre Can Direct States: SC Dismisses Plea Challenging Salary Cut Orders Of Police Sanya Talwar5 May 2020 7:31 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking quashing of Government orders of salary cuts towards Police personnel.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai noted that the issue was a policy matter which could not be entertained under an Article 32 petition.”This is a policy matter, a policy issue. We can’t pass orders but you can approach…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 Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking quashing of Government orders of salary cuts towards Police personnel.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai noted that the issue was a policy matter which could not be entertained under an Article 32 petition.”This is a policy matter, a policy issue. We can’t pass orders but you can approach the Government as representation. We can give you the liberty to withdraw the petition. Police are on the front line, yet their salaries are being deducted. There is on uniform policy to guide on this. some states are doing while some are not. Can we direct the states? At best central can look into it and this can be given as suggestion” – Supreme Court.In light of this, Senior Advocate Devdutt Kamat withdrew the petition and the bench dismissed it as “withdrawn”.The Bench also added that issues surrounding government decisions during COVID19 were being challenged in the Court extensively. “It seems everyone is an expert in covid related matters. No other petitions are coming.” – Three Judge Bench of the Supreme Court.Former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bhanupratap Barge had moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Central Government to make provisions for payment of ‘risk and hardship’ allowance to the police officers who are serving on the frontline amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Petitioner had also sought that the circulars whereby several state governments have announced to deduct the salaries of the police personnel should be withdrawn forthwith.Petitioner had further submitted that the Government was obligated to protect rights of the police personnel under Articles 14, 19, and 21 of the Constitution. “The Respondents have also a duty to, not only provide incentives to the police personnel, but also to ensure that they are incentivised for the additional duty of ensuring the proper implementation of the lockdown,” Plea contended. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

‘I didn’t have a clue what to do’ – Adjusting to football’s new reality

first_imgA man in a protective suit stands pitchside in Poznan before the restart of the Polish season last weekend following the coronavirus shutdownParis, France | AFP |  Daily medical questionnaires, frequent temperature checks, weekly testing, face masks in the changing room and showers at home only. Not to mention trying to work out how to celebrate goals.Such is the reality for footballers in leagues returning from the coronavirus shutdown.Poland was among the first European countries to start playing again as its league returned last weekend.Games are behind closed doors for now, and adjusting to this new way of life is the challenge facing Tom Hateley.The son of former AC Milan, Monaco, Rangers and England striker Mark Hateley, he plays for Piast Gliwice, the unheralded club who resumed their defence of the Polish Ekstraklasa title with a 4-0 mauling of Wisla Krakow.After all that time without a game, they were 2-0 up inside 11 minutes, but — having witnessed social distancing at goal celebrations in the Bundesliga — Hateley had to check himself each time the ball went in.“I didn’t have a clue what to do. We sort of all high-fived and that was that,” he laughs while speaking to AFP.“I saw in Germany with Dortmund in their first game back, they were celebrating two metres apart. We weren’t like that, for us it was just a little fist bump and on we go.”Hateley’s story is a reminder of the difficulties, even in a country like Poland which has suffered comparatively little in the pandemic, with just over 1,000 deaths for a population of 38 million.“In Poland you had to wear masks out and about, which they have just stopped now this week. They have started to open shops, restrictions have been eased,” says the 30-year-old.– All about the money –“As for the Ekstraklasa, 50 people from each club had to go into isolation for two weeks before anybody was allowed to train.“We had our temperature taken in the morning and at night and then we had to fill out a questionnaire every night for the doctor, which we are still doing now.” Share on: WhatsApp Individual training began in early May and teams then went into three-week training camps to prepare for the resumption. Players undergo blood tests once a week to check for virus antibodies.“We have to wear face masks at the club, any time we are in the stadium, in the changing rooms we have to have a mask on. The gyms are all closed. It is only when you go on the pitch that the masks come off,” says Hateley, shortly before departing for a night in a secure, specially-assigned hotel to prepare for his team’s next game.It is a “strange situation”.However, he understands why most leagues across Europe have been determined to restart, even in Poland where television revenue is nothing like that in major nations.“Clubs all over the world need this money to survive, to be able to pay wages. It makes you realise that football is a business.“Ideally, would everybody go back and play games, contact sport now? I’m not sure. I don’t think it would be rushed back if there wasn’t such big money at stake.”Supporters will be allowed into matches in Poland from June 19, although stadiums will only be allowed to fill a quarter of their capacity.For now, teams have to get used to playing in empty grounds, quite a contrast to early March, when over 23,000 saw Hateley’s team win at title rivals Legia Warsaw.The midfielder is now in his second spell in Poland having previously featured for Slask Wroclaw in between playing in Scotland.He helped Piast win their first Polish title last year. They now sit eight points off leaders Legia with 10 games left, but still hope to repeat the feat.“I hope so. We’re again doing very well, for us. We are second, we are in a position to try to challenge again.”last_img read more

Middletown Township Salutes All Veterans

first_imgPhotos by Alex Nazath MIDDLETOWN – The township’s vibrant 62nd Annual Veterans Day Parade was held Sunday, Nov. 3, starting at the Bayview School in Leonardo and winding through the “Showcase Corridor” of Campbell’s Junction before working its way back to VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth. Immediately following the parade there was a “Middletown Supports all Veterans” lunch and military display.last_img

We interviewed the Mega-Event hosts who are about to attempt a Guinness World Record

first_imgThere are a lot of awesome geocachers out there. Some look for long lost geocaches, others go for 15 countries within 24 hours, and now a group of German mega event organizers are attempting an official Guinness World Record. There will be an attempt to create the world’s largest guestbook at the Maije im Saarland Mega Event in Germany this year. We’ve taken the opportunity to  interview the event organizers.Geocaching.com: Wow, great idea! We all love to sign logbooks — and geocachers love records! Can you share some more details on what your plan is?Maije im Saarland: We’ll try to build the world’s largest guestbook or for geocachers — the world’s largest logbook! This attempt is already registered with Guinness World Records now and we’ll try to get the world record during our Maije im Saarland Mega Event on May 27, 2017 in Losheim am See, Germany.GC: How was this idea formed?MiS: In autumn of last year we were thinking about what kind of logbook we could provide during our Mega Event. The initial idea was to provide a really long clothesline (to hang some log sheets on), but it turned into the idea to provide a really huge logbook. We reached out to Guinness World Records in November and now they are just waiting for us to provide evidence. After the approval, we reached out to different companies including Bresser who has agreed to provide the paper for logbook pages. We are currently planning out how we’ll build the book cover and bind everything together. Furthermore, we now need to provide statements from eyewitnesses and authorized experts, video and photographic evidence, and some more documentation.GC: This really sounds like a lot of effort! From a clothesline to the largest guestbook — how will it look and how large will it be?MiS: We are still working on the design and the only thing we are certain about is that we need to break the current record of 2.62m x 3.15m and get at least 250 signatures! This should not be an issue for a Mega Event — we envision getting ten times this number 🙂 GC: How can the geocachers sign the logbook?MiS: The guestbook will be available during our event on May 27, 2017 in the public area totally free of charge! GC: Thanks for doing this for the community. We wish you all the best of luck. Have lots of fun geocachers!MiS: We love to give back, and we would love to have as many people as possible to sign our guestbook! Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFind the Right Geocaching Party for YouNovember 12, 2014In “Community”Geocaching wird “Officially Amazing” – Guinness Weltrekord VersuchApril 20, 2017In “Deutsch”Terezin Games Mega-EventJune 6, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Get Organized Before You Edit

first_imgThese slides were first shared in Richard Harrington’s blog. Thanks for sharing Richard.Storyboarding and SchedulingIn line with Richard’s talk, this video from our friends over at Film Riot explains a few really good techniques for pre-production. The video covers storyboarding and scheduling (and may or may not include wrestling!) Enjoy.If you want to learn more about all aspects of organized film production check other these pre-production and production articles.Want to share any tips for pre-production?  Let us know in the comments below! Richard Harrington offers free slides from his Get Organized Before You Edit talk from NAB 2014.If you missed Richard Harrington and Amy DeLouise’s NAB 2014 presentation on ‘getting organized before you edit’ you’re in good company. With hundreds of talks and presentations at NAB it can be impossible to catch all the ones you want. Thankfully Richard has shared the slides from his NAB presentation…It is insanely important to be organized when leading up to the editing process. In fact, many on-set frustrations come from a lack of good preproduction and organization. The slides help shed light on a few actionable techniques and tips you can use to make your productions run smoother:Release FormsSite SurveysElectronic ScriptsSlatesLoggingRoom Tonelast_img read more

How to Properly Calibrate Light Meters

first_imgAvoid a faulty reading by verifying the accuracy of your light meter with this quick tip.All image via Mark Vargo, ASCI live in a rural area and get calls for jobs that never leave me enough time to get my meters calibrated professionally. I’ve devised a system that works for me in a pinch and I wanted to share it with all of you.First, you’ll need a still camera with a histogram display feature. A histogram is a digital version of the zone system. The middle of a histogram is the same as zone 5, or “middle” gray. An 18% gray card is “middle” gray in value.The idea is to expose that middle gray card to render a middle gray spike in the middle of the histogram. If accomplished, then you have achieved a perfect exposure — a feat necessary for calibrating your meter accurately.The above photo depicts the set up for our exercise. There’s a Canon still camera with an “L” glass zoom lens pointed at a gray card gripped in a C-stand.I’m illuminating the card with the available light coming through a skylight. Know that the reading will be more consistent if you light the card with instruments, however, since many of you don’t have lights, I’ll go without as well.Fill the frame with the gray card and set up your still camera to reflect a basic cinema situation. With my shutter speed at 1/50th of a second with ISO 800, I’ve matched the native speed of the ARRI ALEXA. The only remaining variable is the f-stop which will be set to put the exposure spike in the middle of the histogram. In this test case that f-stop ends up being a 2.8.Then quickly take your test spot meter reading before there is any deviation in the available light, clouds, wisps, etc. If your meter is well calibrated, it should render a reading very close to a 2.8 or in my case exactly a 2.8. I don’t worry too much about a tenth or two over or under. If you are calibrating an incident meter use a flat disk, hold the meter in front of the gray card and pointed at the camera. Your exposure should be at a 2.8 or very close to it.I know that many of you don’t use a meter, but they can be very useful in verifying the speed of the chip in the camera you might be shooting with. To ascertain this issue, shoot a gray card at the exact exposure your calibrated meter displays at the native ISO of the camera. Send the footage to a post house and ask if that gray exposure is where it should be on their scopes. If it is, then the native speed is truthful. If it isn’t, then adjust your meter to reflect that over or under metric.I recommend that everyone should at least own a spot meter, because you never know when you might have to shoot a film on film. You can’t light from a monitor on film; a meter reading must be taken and it has to be pretty close to perfect — or else. So go on ebay and purchase one. My bet is that you’ll find a reason to use it every day even on your next digital shoot!What are your experiences with light meters? Are they a part of your standard loadout? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

Proactive Opportunity Creation and Reactive Opportunities

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There is a difference between proactively creating new opportunities and reactively letting opportunities come to you. The first is more salesmanship, the second more order-taking. Both are important, and you want all of the opportunities available to you, but only one allows you to take your results into your own hands.You proactively create opportunities by nurturing relationships, prospecting, and making a strong case for change. The nurturing gets you known, and proves that you are a value creator. The prospecting gains you an appointment to explore change, and to share ideas. The case for change is what compels action, in this case, and opportunity for your client to produce better outcomes and a deal for you.This is the work salespeople do, even though we spend more time talking about opportunity capture, something that is only necessary because someone created the opportunity in the first place.There are, however, other ways for you to acquire opportunities. You can wait passively for you dream clients to decide they need something, create an RFP, and invite you to participate, even if only as column fodder. You can also be the kind of customer-service focused person with a sales title that acquires new opportunities just by hanging around and waiting. These opportunities are no less valuable, and they may still have something to do with you being known, liked,  and trusted, while also possessing the ability to create value.The difference here is that proactive opportunity creation is intentional, and it allows for greater control of your overall results, while reactively waiting for opportunities is passive, leaving your results dependent upon the luck that never produces equal results to doing the work.Selling is equal parts opportunity creation and opportunity capture. Because this is true, success in sales requires that you treat opportunity creation as if it is equal to winning deal. Over time, your ability to create opportunities will end up with you winning more than your fair share of those opportunities.last_img read more

LeBron on plans to finish career as a Cavalier: ‘It hasn’t changed’

first_imgWill @KingJames end his career in Cleveland? #NBAMediaDay pic.twitter.com/8goKT4rrum— NBA TV (@NBATV) September 25, 2017ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It hasn’t changed,” he was quoted as saying in a video uploaded by NBA TV on Twitter.“And that’s why I sit up here today, still in this uniform, still ready to lead this franchise to a championship, put us in a position where we can be successful,” he added.James also assured everyone that his looming free agency won’t be a distraction this season, as he plans to deal with it come summer time.“Obviously you guys know with me any time I am able to either be a free agent or my contract is ending I will approach that when the summer comes,” he explained.“I won’t ever cheat my teammates or cheat the fans. Or in a situation where I’m worried or talking about free agency all year long. Because I’m not going to give energy to something that I can handle in the summertime. “ADVERTISEMENT After the Typhoon Part 2 PLAY LIST 05:18After the Typhoon Part 204:50LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Read Next The 2017-2018 NBA season will mark LeBron James’ final year of his three-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlthough the four-time NBA MVP made it clear in a heartfelt essay in 2014 that he intends to finish his career with his hometown team, rumormongers have continued to speculate on where he will take his talents next.Speaking to reporters during the Cavaliers’ recent media day session, “The King” made it clear that he remains loyal to “The Land” and dedicated to its fan base. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ LeBron, of course, has been able to keep his promise of ending Cleveland’s 52-year title drought in 2016.He reportedly owes $33.3 million this season and has a player option worth $35.6 million for 2018-19, according to The Score.  /raRELATED STORY:LeBron James ‘would love’ to have Dwyane Wade in Cleveland LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: PH’s David Carlos rules Chengdu 3×3 Dunk Contestlast_img read more