SCI partners with Starbucks to draw attention to seafarers

first_imgSCI partners with Starbucks to draw attention to seafarers Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [The Seaman’s Church Institute] When grabbing a Starbucks this winter, you may see something out of the ordinary in the refrigerated beverage section of select New Jersey stores: iced tea bottles topped with seafarer watch caps. Seafarers’ charity the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) aims to raise awareness of the work of international seafarers.A hidden and frequently disremembered workforce, seafarers bring things like cell phones, blue jeans, cars and most of the ingredients in bottled beverages to this country. In fact, seafarers transport over 90 percent of all imported goods. They spend long periods of time away from home and family (many contracts extend between six and nine months), navigate unpredictable waters and weather and face the threat of pirates, who in 2012 have attacked a reported 278 vessels worldwide (Source: ICC International Maritime Bureau [IMB]).To draw attention to the work of seafarers, North America’s largest mariners’ service agency, SCI, enlisted the support of 12 Starbucks retail stores close to Port Newark, New Jersey, the East Coast’s largest port. Starbucks management has agreed to dress up Tazo Iced Tea bottles with miniature handknit wooly hats—hats like the ones that keep seafarers warm on journeys across the sea.The miniature hats come in a variety of shapes and colors, mirroring the uniqueness and diversity of seafarers and their voyages. Volunteers from around the country handcraft each one. To date, more than 175 knitters have contributed 2,173 TEAny Hats.Inspired by guerrilla yarn bombing projects, SCI and New Jersey Starbucks management hope to use knitted and crocheted hats to reframe the way people look at everyday items. “It will be an unexpected sight,” says Paige Sato, director of SCI’s Christmas at Sea volunteer knitting program, “to see all of those bottles with little hats. We want people to ask, ‘What’s this all about?’ and read the tag and consider how things from overseas actually get here.”The hats bear a label with the signature of the volunteer knitter along with information about maritime commerce and a website link to learn more about seafarers. “Baby, it’s cold outside,” it begins, “but especially on the ocean this winter.”“Seafarers make a big difference in the lives of all Americans,” says SCI’s President and Executive Director the Rev. David M. Rider, “and most of the time they work without recognition from a world that depends on them.” This holiday season, Rider and seafarer supporters hope 1,200 miniature wooly hats fill consumers with grateful hearts and informed minds. Look for them on select New Jersey Starbucks store shelves beginning Dec. 15. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Mission to Sea’men’ hopefully could Chang it’s name. Seafarers have been plying the seas for Ages and we fail to thank them so often. Rector Bath, NC The Rev’d Canon Victoria Hatch says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (1) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

AEP CEO says company on ‘precipice’ of renewable energy transformation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):American Electric Power Co. Inc. plans to continue investing in clean energy resources to build on its planned acquisition of wind projects in Oklahoma, despite lingering uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming U.S. elections.“The way I see it is we are just on the precipice of a massive transformation to renewable resources,” AEP Chairman, President and CEO Nicholas Akins said Oct. 22 on the company’s third-quarter 2020 earnings call. “And AEP, if you look at the runway, it’s pretty substantial.”AEP in July reaffirmed its $2 billion commitment to acquiring the North Central wind projects in Oklahoma, which represent nearly 1,500 MW of capacity, despite Texas regulators’ rejection of the plan.AEP announced in July 2019 plans to acquire three wind projects under development in Oklahoma from Invenergy LLC. The deal involves the acquisition of about 1,485 MW of wind capacity from the planned 999-MW Traverse Wind Farm, the 199-MW Sundance Wind Project and the 287-MW Maverick Wind Project by AEP subsidiaries Public Service Co. of Oklahoma and Southwestern Electric Power Co.In February, AEP management said the company will likely issue equity and could sell assets to fund the North Central Wind projects.[Darren Sweeney]More ($): AEP on ‘precipice’ of green transformation despite pandemic, policy uncertainty AEP CEO says company on ‘precipice’ of renewable energy transformationlast_img read more

Keepers of the Flame: Reigniting the Cherokee Language and Culture

first_imgIn 1996, a private 309-acre tract of land within Great Smoky Mountains National Park was sold for $3.5 million. With that transaction, the buyers were able to reclaim what was rightfully theirs—and had been for 10,000 years.The Eastern Band of the Cherokee had purchased Kituwah, the legendary birthplace of their people (Kituwah, pronounced gid-doo-wah, is also the original name of the Cherokee and their language). At Kituwah, the Creator handed down the laws and gave them the gift of fire. In the middle of Kituwah’s open fields, there is a mound that once held the hearth of the eternal flame—a fire so significant to the Cherokee people that members of distant villages would walk hundreds of miles to visit it. They would leave dirt or ash from their village on the mound before collecting the warmth and light of the flame to bring home to their family and neighbors.The eternal flame was carried away to Oklahoma in the 1830s when many of the Cherokee were forcibly removed from their homelands. But those who have remained in the mountains—known today as the Eastern Band of Cherokee—are hoping to rekindle the ancient fire through language. Just a few miles away from Kituwah, just past Harrah’s Tribal Casino, the New Kituwah language immersion school is reviving Cherokee traditions and culture.The school, which enrolls children as newborns, is helping children appreciate their native language and preserve the Cherokee identity. Out of roughly 12,000 Cherokee living in Western North Carolina, only about 270 of them still speak Kituwah and the average age of native speakers is 57. The Kituwah language is literally dying out.“Language is a part of who we are. It is part of our identity and what makes us Cherokee,” says Renissa Walker, the immersion school manager.Walker’s son was one of the first students at New Kituwah. He started in the school’s pilot class as an infant and is now one of six first graders.Many senior Cherokee grew up in a household where Cherokee was spoken as the first language. However, when those individuals started attending primary school, they had trouble adapting and were often made fun of because of their language and accent. As a result, most of those individuals refused to teach their children the Cherokee language. For two generations now, the prevailing trend of the Cherokee family has been to avoid speaking their native tongue. 1 2 3last_img read more

October 2020: The Hiking Issue!

first_imgPerspectiveIf you value public lands and all they provide and protect, it’s time to carefully consider your upcoming vote.  Special Sections On the Cover: A sunrise hike in Mount Rogers Nnational Recreation Area in Southwestern, Va. photo by Kyle LaFerriere Hike the Southeast Common GroundTwo hiking friends from Richmond, Virginia, form a group to get more people of color on the trails.   Departments The GoodsNew hiking gear for your favorite Blue Ridge trails. center_img Features Backcountry BeveragesWe hope you’re thirsty. BRO’s craft beverage guide features beer, cider, spirits, and wine made in the Blue Ridge.  Read or download the October issue for FREE HERE Quick HitsClimbers and scientists team up to protect peregrine falcons. If You Give a Town a TrailThe pandemic has made many people fully appreciate access to outdoor recreation. With that in mind, we offer a look at new trail projects in motion across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.  Going GreenWith the demand for CBD continuing to grow, hemp farming is gaining a foothold in Appalachia.last_img read more

Date set for Broome County Winterfest 2020

first_imgThere will also be sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, a DJ, children’s activities, guided hikes, bonfires and more. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — The 2020 Winterfest has a date! For more information, go to the Broome County Parks’ Facebook Page by clicking here. The festival will be held on Feb. 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Nathaniel Cole Park in Harpursville.center_img Attendees must bring their own sleds and ice skates. Cross country skis will be available. The event includes a fishing derby from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Tuesday’s semi truck rollover on KTA Exit Ramp resulted in no damage

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Billy · 382 weeks ago Sooooo…..there was a minor accident with no damage and no injuries? Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 382 weeks ago Billy…whats wrong you can’t read….driver got out on his own, and semi was managed in a way to make sure a accident didnt turn into a major issue if it was carrying any flammable materials. S/O to the first responders that place their lifes in harms way everyday. Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A semi truck rollover at the Wellington exit of the Kansas Turnpike at 4:58 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 resulted in at least two hours of work for rescue workers.The Wellington Fire and EMS Service responded to a tanker roller where a semi truck hauling butane had rolled over while exiting. The driver had already exited the vehicle and was on the scene with the highway patrol officer. Firefighters used a gas monitor to determine if there were any leaks with the tank and did an assessment of driver for injuries. The driver, not named in the Wellington Fire and EMS press release, refused treatment and no leaks were detected.Firefighters returned at 7 p.m. to assist tow service while gaining access to batteries with extrication tools and standby while tanker was uprighted.last_img read more

Injuries give Saunders a rotation spot

first_imgGary Matthews Jr. is showing that the pressure of being implicated in baseball’s latest scandal might not hurt his play on the field. Matthews, who was named this week in an investigation of pharmacies selling human growth hormone, crushed a home run to right field. It was Matthews’ first right-handed at-bat in Cactus League play after going 0-for-4 from the left side. Despite the fact his long-toss sessions have been stalled in the 110- to 130-foot range, Weaver insists he is making progress on his sore biceps every time he throws. The biggest reason for his optimism came at the start of camp when he found out he had nothing more than tendinitis. “After I got the MRI results that were negative, it kind of kicked me in the (rear) and made me work harder to get ready,” Weaver said. With John Lackey out as starter today because of bronchitis, Hector Carrasco will take the mound against the Colorado Rockies at Tucson. Dustin Moseley also will pitch today. Carrasco, Moseley and even Chris Bootcheck have been mentioned as possible starters if Weaver is not ready to go at the start of the season. Brandon Wood continues to impress at third base, proving that the transition from shortstop will not be a tough one. Wood made a tough play to his left and another to his right on a diving stop in the ninth inning to take away an extra-base hit. “That last play was incredible with a bad hop and a strong throw to first,” Scioscia said. “There will be a progression. He’s going to have to experience plays in on the grass and go to his left. The two he made today were terrific, though.” In addition to Saunders, Weaver also had his contract renewed. The Angels also came to contract terms with nine players: Erick Aybar, Maicer Izturis, Greg Jones, Dallas McPherson, Tommy Murphy, Mike Napoli, Chris Resop, Ervin Santana and Reggie Willits. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The left-hander made his spring debut against the Chicago Cubs and pitched a solid two innings, allowing a home run to Matt Murton but nothing else. He gave up a walk and recorded four of his six outs on fly balls to Vladimir Guerrero in right field. “I located for the most part,” said Saunders, who had his contract renewed by the club Friday. “That one pitch to Murton I tried to go in and left it out over the plate a little bit and he hit it good. Other than that, I felt my command was pretty good so I was pretty happy.” You can excuse Saunders if he feels like he is in limbo this spring. As soon as Jered Weaver and Bartolo Colon are fit enough to join the rotation, the Angels are expected to send their insurance policy back to Triple A. Weaver’s status remains up in the air, while Colon isn’t expected to be back until mid summer at the earliest even though he has been impressing manager Mike Scioscia of late with his progress in rehab. So Saunders forges on like an intern who has to return back to college in the fall. “For right now, I think hopefully I have a spot,” he said. “I don’t know what Bartolo is doing or what his schedule’s like so all the best for him. I hope he gets back healthy and see where it takes us. “I know he’s a great pitcher and obviously if he’s healthy and ready to go they’re going to have him up here. I know where my place is, and it’s a little discouraging, but that’s the way it is right now.” Playing pepper center_img MESA, Ariz. – Joe Saunders might have made a splash last season, but he still is fighting for name recognition. On a board entering the concourse at HoHoKam Park on Friday, the Angels’ starting pitcher was listed as “Jose” Saunders. last_img read more

Home from Home: Raising orphans in loving community homes

first_imgCentral to the Home from Home model of care is the special bond between foster parent and child. (Image: Home from Home)It all started 11 years ago with one house and six children. Today it is a network of community-based foster homes that give orphaned and neglected kids a chance at a real childhood, outside institutions, in a loving home. This is the innovative model of South Africa’s Home from Home fostering network.“Home from Home isn’t an institution. We’re not a children’s home,” says co-founder and managing trustee Pippa Shaper. “We are a group – a cluster – of small community-based family homes. Our homes look like any other home on the street. They integrate into the local community.”Recognising that children respond better in small community foster homes than in institutional care, Home from Home was founded in 2005, and has grown rapidly from one house in Khayelitsha to many homes around the country.Over the past 11 years, about 300 children have been raised by the Home from Home network. Today, it cares for 198 children in 33 homes, in 15 different communities, all over the Western Cape.“When we decide to work in a new community, we come from a couple of angles,” says Shaper. “Either we will discover, through working with the Department of Social Development, that there is a tremendous need to have a new home in the area. Other times, a church or community organisation will come to us and say, ‘We’ve got a need in our area.’ But they don’t have the resources, they don’t have the model, they don’t have the idea to do it.“That’s when Home from Home comes along. We’ve got the model of care set up. We have the experience. We’ve got the professional skills. So we can come in and partner with a local community group or church to help them – and empower them, really – to look after their own orphans.”Central to the Home from Home model of care is the special bond between foster parent and child.“To work with children – this is the thing I like most in my life,” says Hellen Ntshikila, a foster mother living in Khayelitsha. “I used to look after my sisters at home. It’s in my veins, to look after children.”Selecting the right person for the role of foster mother is paramount. A small, loving family unit, where siblings are kept together, is the recipe for the children’s ongoing development.This creates a place where they can be brought up as part of a community, speaking their first language, and gaining a sense of their own identity.“Selecting the home mother, the foster mother, is the most difficult part of all our work. They are the most important people in the whole organisation,” says Jayne Payne, social worker and co-founder of Home from Home. “We need to get someone who is really going to love and cherish the children, and look after them as if they are their own children. It has to be someone who really wants to care for children.“And we’ve been very, very lucky. We’ve got wonderful foster mothers – so dedicated. Because it’s a hard job to care for children who aren’t your own.“We see the foster mothers every few days. We are very involved with them.”Many of the children under the care of Home from Home are HIV-positive. But with proper care and medication, they can go on to live full and meaningful lives.A safe, stable, loving family is what every child needs and deserves. Children in foster care have often come from a place of great sadness – of abuse, neglect, poverty, ill health and loss. Home from Home aims to redress this by providing children with security from harm or any form of abuse, in secure families where they can settle and not be fearful of being uprooted. It also provides children with the food, health care, education and psychological support they need.By loving the children and accepting them as they are, Home from Home aims to raise its foster kids to become well-adjusted adults who will contribute to society.The network creates opportunities for them to become valuable members of society through every means possible – individual treatment plans, therapeutic assistance, extra help with educational needs, excellent health care, the chance to expand their world vision through experiences they would otherwise not get.HOW TO VOLUNTEEROne of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Home from Home is by becoming a volunteer. They accept both local and international volunteers, and there are many tasks they need help with. Everything, from taking children on outings to helping get children and foster parents to clinics, the NGO needs assistance from taking children on outings to providing a lift to a foster mother and child to the local clinic for an appointment.“We would also love to have volunteers with special skills – for example, counselling, physiotherapy and occupational therapy amongst others – which we could incorporate into our programme,” says Shaper.To find out more, visit the Home from Home website.last_img read more

NAB 2019: CineMatch Plugin Matches Cameras in Seconds

first_imgCineMatch demo’d their sensor matching tool, which instantly matches footage from the different cameras you may be working with in your edit.FilmConvert owns a company called CineMatch, which is now a plugin for Premiere Pro that allows you to color match when working with multiple cameras. Right now, the plugin is only for Adobe Premiere Pro, but it will eventually be available for DaVinci Resolve, FCPX, Avid Media Composer, and so on.The plugin isn’t just a bunch of LUTs; rather, it’s a collection of dedicated color profiles based on the sensors from the cameras you set it up with (which, right now, includes Sony a7III, BMPCC4K, GH5, Fujifilm X-T3, and Nikon Z6 — this list will obviously grow over time.) There is a demo of the software you can check out here.The way it works, you tell the plugin which camera you want as your standard, and then it matches footage/shots from other cameras accordingly. The plugin is very new, and color grading is always a mixed bag — especially if you didn’t shoot the footage yourself. So since the plugin is about reading the sensor, if the image is exposed properly on each camera, the science should check out, and you’ll get the same look.Cinema5D sat down with Sam Wiles from FilmConvert to talk about the software, how it works, and why it will save you hours of grading.Pretty interesting stuff. It looks like this could be huge (matching cameras can be one of the biggest time sucks). Hopefully, they work out all the bugs before release. (Speaking of, current Film Convert users will get a discounted rate once CineMatch goes live by the end of the year.)If you’re interested in learning how to match two cameras yourself, we have a nifty tutorial just for you! Images via CineMatch.Looking for more coverage of NAB 2019? Check out these articles.NAB 2019: Teradek Introduces an Inexpensive Wireless System NAB 2019: Aputure’s Secret Party and What They AnnouncedNAB 2019: Atlas Reveals Anamorphic 25mm Lens and LF ExtenderNAB 2019: Polar Pro’s New Peter McKinnon Variable ND FilterNAB 2019: LaCie Drops Their New 8TB Rugged RAID Shuttle Drivelast_img read more