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No invitan a cónyuges del mismo sexo a la Conferencia…

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Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] El arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby no invita a la Conferencia de Lambeth 2020 a los cónyuges de obispos que sean del mismo sexo.La decisión de Welby se hizo pública en una nota del secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana Josiah Idowu-Fearon publicada en el blog del servicio Informativo de la Comunión Anglicana , en la cual él decía que “se han enviado invitaciones a todos los obispos activos” porque “así debe ser: reconocemos que todos los consagrados al oficio de obispo deberían poder asistir”. Esas invitaciones provienen tradicionalmente del arzobispo de Cantórbery.“Pero el proceso de la invitación también ha debido tener en cuenta la posición de la Comunión Anglicana sobre el matrimonio, que es la de una unión de por vida entre un hombre y una mujer”, escribió Idowu-Fearon. “Esta es la posición establecida en la Resolución I.10 de la Conferencia de Lambeth 1998. En virtud de esto, sería inapropiado que cónyuges del mismo sexo sean invitados a la conferencia”.Idowu-Fearon dijo que el arzobispo de Cantórbery “ha tenido una serie de conversaciones privadas por teléfono e intercambios de cartas con unos cuantos individuos a quienes esto se aplica”.La Resolución 1.10 fue aprobada por la Conferencia en 1998 luego de acalorado debate.En la actualidad, la Iglesia Episcopal tiene un solo obispo en activo servicio que tenga un cónyuge del mismo sexo. La Rvdma. Mary Glasspool, electa obispa sufragánea de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles en diciembre de 2009 y consagrada en mayo de 2010 —y quien ha sido obispa auxiliar de la Diócesis de Nueva York  desde abril de 2016— está casada con Becki Sander, su pareja de más de 30 años.Mary Glasspool, obispa auxiliar de la Diócesis de Nueva York.Glasspool le dijo a Episcopal News Service el 18 de febrero en una entrevista telefónica que ella había recibido una carta de Welby el 4 de diciembre de 2018 en la que él le decía que le estaba escribiendo “directamente ya que siento que te debo una explicación por mi decisión de no invitar a tu cónyuge a la Conferencia de Lambeth, una decisión que estoy consciente de que será para ti motivo de dolor y que lamento profundamente”.Welby se reunió con Glasspool y Sander en septiembre cuando él visitó la iglesia de La Trinidad [Trinity] de Wall Street. Ella la definió como una sesión de familiarización, que no abordó [el tema de] la Conferencia de Lambeth.Glasspool dijo que ella y Sander, así como el obispo de Nueva York Andy Dietsche y el obispo sufragáneo de Nueva York Allen Shin, “han estado orando y conversando acerca de esto” desde que recibieron la carta. El obispo primado Michael Curry también se reunió con Glasspool y Sander para discutir la carta de Welby. “ Uno de mis aportes fue cómo podemos dar un testimonio positivo, creativo y sensible del amor de Dios en Jesucristo nuestro Señor”, dijo, respecto a cómo ellas y la Iglesia deben responder a la decisión del Arzobispo.Curry estaba en Sudáfrica el 18 de febrero y emitió un breve comunicado en el que decía: “Aún no he tenido la oportunidad de consultar con el liderazgo competente de la Iglesia, pero así lo haré”.Cónyuges que asistieron a la Conferencia de Lambeth 2008 posan el 25 de julio en el campus de la Universidad de Kent, en Cantórbery. Foto de Archivos Anglicanos.Tanto Glasspool como Sander le respondieron a Welby en cartas separadas a fines de diciembre. Glasspool le contaba  a Welby, en una carta de dos páginas, partes de la cual ella le leyó a ENS, acerca de su experiencia de 30 años en la Iglesia Episcopal “y hasta donde la Iglesia ha llegado”, y mencionaba la carta de Martin Luther King Jr. desde la cárcel de Birmingham, especialmente su énfasis en las leyes justas e injustas.“¿Cuándo la Iglesia aceptará el don de la comunidad LGBTQ?”, le preguntaba ella a Welby. “Los jóvenes nos observan. Si no han descartado a todo el cristianismo por homófobo, [es porque] encuentran a la Iglesia Episcopal acogedora e incluyente”.Ella también le dijo al Arzobispo, “Lo importante que quiero decir es acerca del amor. Me refiero a personas que se aman y que miran a la Iglesia para que les apoye en su matrimonio de por vida, en el cual sostenemos los valores de fidelidad, respeto, dignidad, veracidad, monogamia y el amor que es don de nuestro Dios amoroso para todos nosotros.“Luego de una vida entera de debates, estoy relativamente confiada de que la Iglesia Episcopal nunca le volverá a dar la espalda a la comunidad LGBTQ. ¿Se dirá lo mismo de Lambeth 2020?Glasspool dijo a ENS que Sander hizo notar en su conversación acerca de la decisión de Welby que parece basarse en un aparente supuesto de que los “cónyuges son simplemente una extensión de los obispos con quienes están casados, y que de alguna manera hay una visión del matrimonio que no se aviene bien a un modelo de relación igualitaria, recíproca o mutua”.La obispa dijo que ella espera asistir a Lambeth 2020, y le ha pedido a Sander que la acompañe como muestra de apoyo. “El problema es [si] ella será incluida en la conversación”, señaló Glasspool.Glasspool dijo que ella se propone “consultar a tantas personas como estén dispuestas” en la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos programada previamente del 12 al 15 de marzo de 2019 en Kanuga en las afueras de Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte. “No con la expectativa de que todos seamos de la misma opinión, sino porque no deseo responder solamente como individuo, sino más bien con la percepción del organismo como un todo”, señaló.Antes de la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos en marzo, el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia, compuesto de obispos, clérigos y laicos, comenzó su reunió de invierno el 21 de febrero en Midwest City, Oklahoma.Thomas James Brown, obispo electo de Maine.El Rdo. Thomas Brown debe ser ordenado y consagrado el 22 de junio como el próximo obispo de la Diócesis de Maine. Él está casado con el Rdo. Thomas Mousin. La diócesis eligió a Brown el 9 de febrero. Su elección está a punto de entrar en el proceso de consentimiento que se exige canónicamente en todas las elecciones de obispo. Una mayoría de los comités permanentes diocesanos y de los obispos con jurisdicción deben  aprobar cada elección.Brown le dijo a ENS que él no haría ningún comentario acerca de la decisión de la Conferencia de Lambeth debido a que su proceso de consentimiento esta aún pendiente.El obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Toronto, Kevin Robertson, se casó con Mohan Sharma el 28 de diciembre de 2018. La diócesis lo felicitó por su matrimonio, al cual asistió el arzobispo de Toronto Colin Johnson y el obispo diocesano de Toronto Andrew Asbil.Robertson dijo en una entrevista telefónica con ENS el 18 de febrero que Welby le dijo en persona que Sharma no sería invitado. Robertson estaba en el Palacio de Lambeth, residencia oficial de Welby en Londres, el 7 de febrero, como parte de una orientación anual de 10 días para nuevos obispos dirigida por la catedral de Cantórbery,  cuando lo llamaron a la oficina de Welby. La conversación tuvo lugar dos días antes de la elección de Brown en Maine.“Él me dijo que sólo había dos que estuvieran en esta situación en la Comunión, ‘tú y Mary’, y dijo que si invitaba a [nuestros] cónyuges a la Conferencia de Lambeth, no habría una Conferencia de Lambeth”, explicó Robertson.Welby, dijo Robertson, parecía estar “dispuesto a ir más allá de lo que sucedió en 2008 cuando no invitaron a Gene Robinson. Él estaba dispuesto a invitarnos a Mary y a mí, pero sería demasiado invitar también a nuestros cónyuges”.Su conversación se produjo el mismo día en que el arzobispo nigeriano Nicholas Okoh, primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de Nigeria y presidente de la Conferencia Futuro Anglicano Global, o GAFCON, emitió una “advertencia” en que decía que él esperaba que Robertson “y su pareja asistirán [a Lambeth] y fueran recibidos con pleno derecho.”Okoh manifestó, “con gran pesar tenemos que llegar a la conclusión de que la Conferencia de Lambeth 2020 será un obstáculo para el evangelio al abrazar una enseñanza y un modelo de vida que están profundamente en desacuerdo con el testimonio bíblico y el cristianismo apostólico a través de las edades”.Robertson dijo que rehusar invitar a su cónyuge y al de Glasspool es “hiriente”, Y agregó que él y Sharma, que tienen dos hijos, han estado juntos durante diez años.“En verdad lo encuentro bastante ofensivo. Sé que es una palabra dura, pero estoy consciente de que la Comunión Anglicana no es unánime en torno al matrimonio”, afirmó. “Sin embargo, la decisión de invitar a todos los otros cónyuges sin invitar a los nuestros, creo yo, envía un claro mensaje respecto a la manera en que las relaciones [entre personas] del mismo sexo se valoran en la Comunión. Creo que es una señal alarmante”.Kevin Robertson, obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de TorontoRobertson dijo que su primer impulso fue no ir a Lambeth sin su cónyuge. Si bien no ha tomado aún una decisión definitiva, agregó que, en el momento, cree que es importante que todos los obispos que se encuentre en esta posición vayan para que sus voces sean tenidas en cuenta.Durante el tiempo que pasó con los 29 obispos que fueron parte de la orientación en Cantórbery, Robertson dijo que algunos de ellos discutieron la carta de Okoh. Si bien todos no estuvieron de acuerdo, esas conversaciones “me hicieron recordar que es muy importante estar en la conversación; es importante estar en el proceso de entablar relaciones, esa es la única manera en que  vamos a superar esto”.“Francamente, es por esto que me siento tan desencantado de que no inviten a los cónyuges. Si vamos a salir de esto, será porque la gente llegue a conocer a obispos en relaciones con personas del mismo sexo y se den cuenta de que también somos personas. No [se resolverá] excluyendo a las personas. Creo que es lo peor que puede hacerse”.El Sínodo General de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá está programado para votar en julio de 2019 sobre el cambio de su canon matrimonial para permitir matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo.Los obispos asistentes a la Conferencia de Lambeth 2008 posan el 25 de julio para la tradicional foto en grupo. Foto de Archivos Anglicanos.La Conferencia de Lambeth es una reunión periódica de los obispos de toda la Comunión Anglicana, a la cual el arzobispo de Cantórbery convoca y para la cual cursa invitaciones. La última reunión fue en 2008. La reunión tendrá lugar del 23 de julio al 2 de agosto, como es tradición, en Cantórbery, Inglaterra, siendo la mayoría de las sesiones en la Universidad de Kent.El arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby y su esposa, Caroline, aparecen en el sitio web de la Conferencia de Lambeth 2020. Foto Conferencia de Lambeth 2020Los cónyuges suelen participar en un programa paralelo. Sin embargo, en 2020, habrá un programa conjunto por primera vez. Los cónyuges de los obispos asistirán a sesiones combinadas “en puntos clave en la totalidad del programa”, según información que se encuentra aquí. Habrá también sesiones separadas sobre las responsabilidades específicas del ministerio de los obispos y los cónyuges, según el sitio web de Lambeth. El sitio web de la Conferencia destaca una foto de Welby y su esposa, Caroline. El sitio lo cambiaron recientemente para añadir un enlace al blog de Idowu-Fearon. Ahora dice: “El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, envía invitaciones personales a todos los obispos con derecho y a sus cónyuges (excluyendo a los cónyuges del mismo sexo) y está inmensamente deseoso de recibirles”.La declaración de Idowu-Fearon de que “todos aquellos consagrados en el oficio de obispo deben poder asistir” a la reunión de Lambeth podría verse como un cierto avance respecto a la anterior Conferencia de Lambeth. En 2008, el entonces arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams rehusó invitar al obispo Gene Robinson, que se había convertido en el primer obispo abiertamente homosexual y con pareja de la Comunión Anglicana en 2003. Él prestó servicios como obispo de Nuevo Hampshire hasta su jubilación en enero de 2013. Él y su entonces pareja de 25 años, Mark Andrew, contrajeron una unión civil in 2008 y se casaron en 2010. Se divorciaron en 2014.En la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos en marzo de 2008, tres obispos a quien la entonces obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori les pidió que discutieran la invitación de Robinson, pendiente aún en ese momento, informaron que “una invitación plena no es posible”.Robinson instó a sus colegas a no boicotear la conferencia debido a su exclusión. En lugar de eso, dirigiéndose a la Cámara de Obispos, les instó a participar plenamente de la misma, y les dio las gracias a todos los que estaban dispuestos a “quedarse a la mesa”.Al final de esa reunión, los obispos dijeron en parte, “Aunque no todos apoyamos la consagración del Obispo de Nuevo Hampshire, reconocemos que él ha sido canónicamente electo y consagrado obispo en esta Iglesia. Lamentamos que él solo entre los obispos que ministran dentro de las fronteras territoriales de sus diócesis y provincias, no recibiera una invitación para asistir a la Conferencia de Lambeth”.Gene Robinson, entonces obispo de la Diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire, firma ejemplares de su libro In the Eye of the Storm, el 31 de julio de 2008 en el Mercado de la Conferencia de Lambeth en el campus de la Universidad de Kent en Cantórbery. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Algunos otros obispos de los más de 165 países en que la Comunión Anglicana está presente rehusaron asistir a la Conferencia de Lambeth 2008 debido a discrepancias teológicas con el principal cuerpo de la Iglesia acerca de la plena inclusión de personas LGBTQ y mujeres en la vida de la Iglesia.Robinson asistió a la reunión en lo que él llamó un acto de testimonio. Los organizadores le permitieron estar en el Mercado de Lambeth, el área de exposición y venta de la conferencia, una invitación que, en un principio, él rechazó. También le permitieron asistir a dos recepciones ofrecidas por los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal que tuvieron la deliberada intención de permitirle reunirse con colegas de alrededor del mundo. También lo invitaron a asistir a cultos y a hablar en varios otros sitios del área de Cantórbery, entre ellos la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Kent.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Newport bow out of Munster Intermediate championship

first_imgThe Tipperary side went down 1-15  to 1-12 against Lismore of Waterford in the provincial semi-final, which was played at Fraher Field, Dungarvan.Eamon McCormack got their goal but Newport will be dissapointed they didn’t take other opportunities that came their way.Monaleen of Limerick and Kerry’s Kilmoyley meet in the other last four tie tomorrow afternoon.last_img

European Leaders Warn COVID-19 Vaccine May Not Be Close

first_img“I said we would throw everything we could at finding a vaccine,” Johnson wrote in The Mail on Sunday newspaper. “There remains a very long way to go, and I must be frank that a vaccine might not come to fruition.”Johnson added that Britain is taking “baby steps” toward reopening, “trying to do something that has never had to be done before — moving the country out of a full lockdown.”“Despite these efforts, we have to acknowledge we may need to live with this virus for some time to come,” Johnson cautioned.He said the U.K. needs to find new ways of controlling the coronavirus. Those methods include more testing for people with symptoms, as well as tracing the contacts of infected people.Coronavirus has infected over 4.6 million people and killed more than 312,000 worldwide to date, according to Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has reported nearly 89,000 dead in the pandemic and Europe has seen at least 160,000 deaths. Two major European leaders have issued warnings to their citizens that the world needs to adjust to life with the coronavirus, and that people cannot wait to be saved by a yet-to-be-developed vaccine.Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the comments over the weekend.With 36 million newly unemployed people just in the United States, economic pressures are building to reopen and return to some sense of normalcy, even with the risk of new waves of infections and deaths.Conte is allowing restaurants, bars and beach facilities in Italy to open Monday, the same day that church services will be allowed to resume and shops can reopen.″We are facing a calculated risk, in the awareness … that the epidemiological curve could go back up,” Conte said late Saturday. “We are confronting this risk, and we need to accept it, otherwise we would never be able to relaunch.”He added that Italy could “not afford” to wait for a vaccine, as health experts believe one could still be months or even years away.“We would find ourselves with our social and productive fabric heavily damaged,” Conte said.For his part, Britain’s Johnson, who was hospitalized last month with COVID-19, told his citizens on Sunday that there is a possibility that a vaccine may not be developed at all.last_img read more

Hard Times Behind Suicide In Red Bank

first_imgRED BANK — Mark Gibson’s family has lots of questions about what went wrong.Gibson had lived in Red Bank for more than 15 years, had worked at a good job. But over the course of time, things had spiraled out of control, to the point that two weeks ago, Gibson made the terrible decision to end his life.According to Red Bank Police Lieutenant Eliot Ramos, Gibson’s body was discovered in his West Front Street apartment at approximately 1:05 p.m. on Jan. 27. And while the county medical examiner’s report is not yet completed, Ramos characterized his death as “non-suspicious.”Shocked and grieving family members last week acknowledged that Gibson, 50, had committed suicide.His father, Ron Gibson, speaking from his San Francisco, California, home this week, said Jan. 27 was the last day his son could be in his Red Bank apartment, as a sheriff’s officer was scheduled to arrive and serve Mark with his final eviction notice.“He was going through distress,” said his sister Kathy Gibson-Swing, of her brother’s last few months of life.Gibson, 50, had seen his life take a downward trend, most severely in the last few months, family members explained. His sister Connie D’Aura said Gibson over the years had grown somewhat distant from family members. But in the last few months he began contacting them asking for assistance, as he faced challenges in paying his rent and buying groceries.Family members wondered and worried about him, his sisters said last week, when they came to Red Bank to clean out his apartment and get his affairs in order.Gibson grew up in the Bay Area and had joined the Navy out of high school. Following his enlistment, he eventually made his way east working for AT&T at the telecommunications firm’s Staten Island location, and settling in in Red Bank, according to family members.“He was making six-figures, paying taxes,” the elder Gibson remembered.However, it appears he hadn’t worked on a regular basis for a number of years. He suffered a serious injury as a passenger on a motorcycle, which caused him to remain out from work on disability for quite a while, his sisters said. And when he returned to work, it was in another slot that was eventually earmarked for elimination as the company underwent downsizing and reorganization.Gibson, they said, didn’t file for unemployment after losing his job; instead he lived off his severance package, retirement money, an insurance settlement from the accident and the dividends from investments. But Gibson’s investments, his father said, took a hit in the 2008 financial meltdown, contributing to his son’s financial and emotional distress.“It was his lowest point to have to ask for money,” Gibson-Swing.“He was very independent,” sister Carol Rogers added.“There are a lot of people who don’t understand what it’s like to not have a job and be alone,” Gibson-Swing observed as she recalled her brother, who never married or had kids.Gibson’s difficulties extended beyond his inability to pay rent, and he began going most days to Lunch Break soup kitchen and food pantry, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard. There he would get a meal, some groceries and talk with some of the clients.“He seemed like such a nice person,” remembered Pam Elam, Asbury Park, who sat at Lunch Break, working on her word puzzles. “It’s so sad, so sad.”Medhat Michail, who goes by “M&M,” a Bank Street resident, said Gibson would often help him navigate on the facility’s computer, while Gibson would use it to actively search for a job.“He was depressed,” Michail said, recalling Gibson telling him the only thing he owned was his car, though it was rundown, and he couldn’t afford gas or insurance. “I asked him why didn’t he sell it,” Michail said. “He said it was the last thing he had and he didn’t want to give it up.”“I think he felt trapped,” Michail said.“I thought he was quiet, very respectful,” said Lunch Break’s executive director Gwendolyn Love.Lunch Break recently put a couple of computers in the main area, creating an Internet café to allow clients to look for work. “He was helping a lot of clients, helping with the computers,” which he seemed to enjoy,” Love said, remembering that she had asked him about working as a computer counselor. That idea seemed to appeal to him, Love said, but he declined, telling her he planned on moving in with his sister.After his final court appearance on the eviction notice, Rogers said, her husband planned to help Gibson move to their Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, home, where he could get things together and start fresh.At that point he began to search out social services but appeared to have become frustrated with the bureaucracy. His attempt to file for unemployment years after losing his job got him nowhere, with Gibson being told it was too late for benefits, according to his sister.It appeared that everything came crashing down with the final eviction notice. “It was almost like he got some shocking, horrible news that pushed him over the edge,” Gibson-Swing said.Her brother spoke three languages, loved art and music, wrote poetry. “You see how beautiful somebody is on the inside when they write something like this,” Gibson-Swing said of her brother’s poetry.Gibson had been treated for depression years earlier while still living in San Francisco, the elder Gibson said. And Mark had made an appointment to meet with someone from the Veterans Administration for possible treatment, the elder Gibson only recently found out. “So, he knew he was hurting,” he said.“I read somewhere that people who are very bright are able to mask depression,” he said. “And I think that was what it was in this case.”His phone had been cut off, his car was in no condition to make the trip to Harrisburg and it seemed there were only dead ends. “I just wish we would have been able to help him,” Gibson-Swing said.“Some people are just too proud to let people know their circumstances,” Love said. But there was help available, which Love said she finds really distressing.“You feel like you let him down, some how,” she said. “Because it should have not happened.”last_img read more

Rebels off to Kootenay Conference Final after doubling Hawks 4-2

first_imgThe Rebels advanced to the series by doubing the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-2  in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action Thursday in the Sunflower City.Castlegar wins the Murdoch Division Final 4-1.The Rebels meet the winner of the Eddie Mountain Final. Currently the Fernie Ghostriders lead the series 3-2 after edging Creston Valley Thunder Cats 3-1 Thursday.Game six is tonight in Creston. If a game seven is necessary it will be played Saturday in Fernie.The Kootenay Conference title is tentatively set to start Sunday. The Castlegar Rebels are off to the Kootenay Conference Final.last_img read more

Rosberg edges Hamilton as Mercedes dominates in Bahrain

first_imgSAKHIR, Bahrain (AP):Nico Rosberg kept the upper hand on his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by setting the fastest time in yesterday’s practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, as Formula One’s top team dominated again.Rosberg, who won the season-opening race in Australia and the final three races of last season, set a best time of 1 minute, 31.001 seconds at the Sakhir circuit, a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton.”We were very quick on one lap and also on the longer runs, so I’m really looking forward to qualifying and the race,” Rosberg said.Mercedes was in a league of its own, with third-place Jenson Button of McLaren 1.3 seconds off Rosberg’s time. That was an encouraging performance for McLaren, which has been on a slow development path with engine partner Honda since last season.Ferrari, which appears to be Mercedes’ main challenger this season, was further off the pace. Kimi Raikkonen was fifth, followed in sixth by Sebastian Vettel, who was forced to park the car trackside due to a loose nut on his left rear wheel late in the evening session.Ferrari believes it has better pace over longer runs than the brief bursts in practice and qualifying, and also demonstrated much better acceleration from the standing start than Mercedes in the season opener, yet Vettel recognised his rival’s strength.THE BENCHMARK”Mercedes are the benchmark. They have looked really competitive this afternoon and this evening, but hopefully, we can be a bit closer,” Vettel said. “The car feels all right. There’s bits and bobs we can improve.”Max Verstappen was fourth fastest for Toro Rosso, the Red Bull pair Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo was seventh and ninth, respectively, and Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa eight and 10th. Williams is set to use a redesigned front wing today.The heavily criticised rolling elimination format for qualifying will be used again today. The format resulted in an embarrassing anticlimax in the final Q3 session in Melbourne as teams sought to preserve tires rather than attempt to improve times. The teams met on race day in Australia and resolved to revert to last year’s qualifying system but could not unanimously agree at the F1 Commission on how to alter it, so rolling elimination remains.Renault driver Kevin Magnussen is facing a grid penalty after failing to stop and have his car weighed when directed to do so during yesterday’s evening practice session.last_img read more

BOXING NEWS: LETTERKENNY BOXING CLUB LAND FIVE ULSTER TITLES

first_imgLetterkenny Boxing Club have claimed five Ulster titles in a stunning week for the club.On Friday, 3rd of October, Cillan Boyce lifted his first Ulster title in Belfast when he defeated Micheal Mc Menamin from the Twin Towns Boxing Club.On Sunday the 12th of October in Banbridge, Dylan Browne, Micheal Connors, Patrick McShane, and Micheal oDonnell all claimed Ulster Juvenile Titles. The club hope to have fifteen boxers in action next Sunday 19th of October in the Novice Donegal Champioships which are taking place in the Letterkenny boxing gym and on Sunday the 26th of October the club hope to have six boxers fighting for the Donegal boxing team in Manorhamilton were Donegal is taking on a Leitrim/Sligo select.The club is hosting its first show of the season when a Letterkenny /Donegal select take on a Mayo select on sunday the 2nd of November in their clubhouse first bout 630pm doors opened at 530pm.The club will also have five boxers in the ulster intermediate champioships in Belfast starting on 27th of October.Best of luck to all those fighting. BOXING NEWS: LETTERKENNY BOXING CLUB LAND FIVE ULSTER TITLES was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boxingletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

First World Forestry Congress for Africa

first_img4 May 2011For the first time in its 85-year history, the World Forestry Congress will come to Africa. The congress’s next gathering, held under the auspices of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), will take place in Durban in 2015.The announcement was made just before the February launch of 2011 as the International Year of Forests, a declaration of the UN General Assembly.“What we need during the International Year of Forests is to emphasise the connection between people and forests,” said the FAO’s assistant director-general for forestry Eduardo Rojas, “and the benefits that can accrue when forests are managed by local people in sustainable and innovative ways.”During its 140th session, held in December 2010, the FAO decided that Durban’s International Convention Centre (ICC) would be the ideal venue for the upcoming 14th congress, a week-long event.The ICC is fast growing in status as an international convention venue and is also scheduled to host the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) later in 2011.South Africa’s national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Daff) will host the world’s forestry experts in 2015. With 7 000 participants from 160 countries flocking to the previous event, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2009, an estimated 10 000 delegates will make their way to Durban for the next event.The local economy is expected to benefit from the congress to the tune of R100-million (US$13.7-million).South African experts presented scientific papers and participated actively in South America, an experience that stood them in good stead when bidding for hosting rights for 2015. The city of Durban was easily able to snatch the prestigious event from its closest rival, Hyderabad in India.“We are extremely excited that we have won the bid to host this large conference at which many important discussions will take place regarding global forestry issues,” said the ICC’s acting CEO, Jeremy Hurter.According to Daff, South Africa’s involvement in the global dialogue on sustainable forest development has led to its vital contribution to the International Arrangements on Forests, a device of the UN Forum on Forests.The upcoming World Forestry Congress will also boost the country’s contribution to the conservation of the Congo Basin forests, through the Congo Basin Forest Partnership which was set up in September 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.Looking after our forestsThe World Forestry Congress was launched in Rome in 1926 and takes place every six years. The event addresses a range of current silvicultural issues such as forest policy, biodiversity, international dialogue and socio-economic implications.In its 2008 publication titled Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation, the World Bank reported that over 1.6-billion people depend on forests to survive, and a further 100-million have found employment in forestry-related industries.The organisation also said that 80% of the world’s remaining terrestrial biodiversity is found in forests, and about 66% of the entire world’s species live in forest areas.In addition, the leafy regions play a vital role in the regulation of the earth’s climate because trees trap carbon dioxide. FAO data suggests that trees and their surrounding soil hold as much as 1-trillion tons of carbon – double the amount found in the atmosphere. It’s not hard to see why trees are so important to the continued survival of the planet.The UN plans to use 2011 as the opportunity to raise awareness among policy makers and the public of the need to conserve, protect and manage forests in a sustainable way.According to the FAO, about 130 000 square kilometres of forest – and a tragic 100 animal and plant species – are lost every year to deforestation, whether because of conversion of forests to arable land, unsustainable logging, human encroachment, or bad land management practice. The World Bank estimates that these activities are responsible for up to 20% of annual greenhouse gas emissions.Green South AfricaSouth Africa is home to one of the largest human-made forests on earth – the city of Johannesburg. A report on the city’s website states that although there are some 10-million trees growing in Johannesburg, it is classed as an urban forest rather than a rain forest because it doesn’t get enough annual rainfall to qualify as the latter – albeit human-made.Elsewhere in the country, about 1.3-million hectares of South Africa’s surface area are covered by lush green planted forests, used for commercial purposes. The forestry sector employs almost 170 000 people, and adds R16-billlion ($2.2-billion) to the national economy.South Africa also has rich indigenous forests, which have been inventoried by Daff and are now closely monitored and protected. Some 530 000 hectares of dense growth occur mainly along the coastal areas and the eastern and southern escarpments, as well as in isolated valleys and ravines.A number of these natural forest regions, such as the Tsitsikamma National Park – now encompassed in the Garden Route National Park – are important tourist attractions.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Scott Metzger, Nov. 27

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finished everything up last Friday night. We got the double-crop beans done to get harvest wrapped up. That is always a good feeling but you’d always like another 500 acres of corn.I think the double-crop beans were around 42 or 43 bushels per acre for an average.  I think the highest we had for a field average was maybe 47 bushels and maybe the low was 40 — they were good. In 2011 we had some that were pretty similar to that in the 40s. We just had the right growing season for them this year. Having a late frost and rains at the right time really helped. They look like the quality of the first crop beans. It was still wet, but most of our double-crops were on tiled ground so that helped.This was the best corn crop we have ever had. The beans were above trend line but not a record for us. Overall, 2017 was a challenging year but it all really panned out weather wise.We are contemplating whether we put on a shot of insecticide and a low rate of herbicide on the wheat this fall to get a little more protection out there. We haven’t pulled that trigger yet and I don’t know with the price of wheat if that will pay. A couple of neighbors have tried and had quite a bit of success with it.We also wanted to get a cover crop on all of bean stubble so we are going to get the drills out today and run hard this week to see how much we can get done. We may try to get some corn stalks fall sprayed too.last_img read more