Norwegian regulator warns chess federation over Kindred deal

first_img Norway’s gambling regulator has warned the country’s chess federation against finalising its proposed commercial partnership with Kindred Group.In a letter to the Norwegian Chess Federation – which has jurisdiction over world champion Magnus Carlsen – Lottstift said it should “consider the consequences” of working with a company it claims operates in the country illegally.Lottstift said that Kindred, through its subsidiary Trannel, offers money games in Norway via the Unibet and Maria Casino brands, despite not being licensed. The regulator suggested that the chess federation could legally find itself in a ‘grey zone’ if it is seen to help market operators which are not licensed in Norway.“By entering into an agreement with Kindred, the Norwegian Chess Federation puts itself in a situation where connected will continuously operate in a grey zone between freedom of speech and illegal marketing,” Lottstift said in a statement.“As of today, the agreement is impossible to assess in advance what activities will constitute a violation of the marketing ban. This comes entirely to how the activity is carried out in practice.“Although the co-operation agreement itself may be legal, the Norwegian Gaming Authority will nevertheless encourage Norway’s Chess Federation to carefully assess the consequences of entering into such an agreement, both by becoming involved in a situation that could potentially lead to a risk of violation of the gaming rules, and by publishing fronts a collaboration with one actor who today deliberately breaks Norwegian law.”The chess federation, which said it has sought legal advice, will make a formal decision whether to proceed with the partnership at a meeting in July.Trannel International was ordered to cease operations in Norway in April after being found in breach of national igaming regulations by Lottstift.The subsidiary was one of seven operators hit by an order from Lottstift banning Norwegian and foreign banks from processing transactions to its site in February this year.The operator has also launched a lawsuit against the regulator, accusing it of going beyond its remit to prevent Kindred from offering online gaming services in Norway, which is due to be heard at the Oslo City Court later this year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Norway Norway’s gambling regulator has warned the country’s chess federation against finalising its proposed commercial partnership with Kindred Group. Norwegian regulator warns chess federation over Kindred deal Legal & compliancecenter_img 24th June 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

Genius Sports agrees data deal with Liga MX

first_img Genius Sports agrees data deal with Liga MX Genius Sports Group has agreed an exclusive data collection deal with Liga MX, covering Mexico’s top two flights of men’s football, its domestic cup and the women’s division. 24th November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Enrique Bonilla, Executive President of LIGA MX, said the agreement would allow the league to both expand its global reach and increase its focus on integrity. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “As one of the highest quality, most passionately followed leagues in world soccer, we are delighted to be supporting Liga MX at such a critical stage of its global growth,” Sean Conroy, commercial director of Genius Sports Group, said. “Our long-term partnership will deliver value for Liga MX and help to connect Mexican soccer with fans around the world while providing sportsbook operators with security of supply and premium new streaming content.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Under the deal, Genius will have the exclusive rights to collect in-stadium data for statistics, streaming and betting for all Liga MX, Liga de Expansion, Copa MX and Liga BBVA Femenil matches and distribute it to sportsbooks in both the US and the rest of the world. Earlier this month, Genius agreed a similar deal with the Argentine Football Association, covering 13 competitions organised by the AFA, including the Liga Profesional de Fútbol and Primera B Nacional. Genius will implement its Bet Monitoring System for the league, which uses odds movements from around the world to flag potentially suspicious betting activity.center_img “It is important to highlight that Genius Sports Group’s integrity program will provide real-time alerts for betting-related issues, which strengthens our commitment to transparency.” Sports integrity Genius will soon be publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as it intends to complete a reverse merger with special purpose acquisition company dMY Technology Group. The new publicly traded business will have an enterprise value of $1.5bn (£1.15bn/€1.27bn). “Our league grows in every aspect, development, innovation and the expansion of our international profile are our fundamental pillars,” Bonilla said. “This alliance with Genius Sports Group will help us reach, through data, more fans around the world.  Topics: Social responsibility Sports betting Sports integrity Product & technology Regions: LATAM Mexico Tags: Genius Sports Group Email Addresslast_img read more

IPL 2021: From Faf du Plessis to Andre Russell, 5 players…

first_img Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – June 7, 2021 IPL 2021: From Faf du Plessis to Andre Russell, 5 players who feature in IPL, PSL and CPL- check out Cricket Cricket Facebook Twitter PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. Taonga is a whole world full of adventure!Taonga: The Island Farm|SponsoredSponsoredMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Near Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsored PSL Latest Points Table: Lahore Qalandars lose playoff berth, Islamabad United tops leaderboard Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Andre RussellSuperstar all-rounder Andre Russell, who plays for Kolkata Knights in IPL, is set to play for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021 Phase 2). He will also play for Jamaica Tallawahs in the CPL. Andre Russell has played 355 T20s and he has scored over 6000 runs and 315 wickets.IPL 2021: From Faf du Plessis to Andre Russell, 5 players who feature in IPL, PSL and CPLFaf du PlessisFormer South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, who opens for MS Dhoni-led CSK in the IPL, also plays for PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators. In the CPL 2021, he will play for St. Lucia Zouks. The 36-year-old has played 246 t20s where he has amassed over 6000 runs which include 41 fifties and a century.Fabian AllenFabian Allen, who was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021, plays for Peshwar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League. He plays for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the CPL. The 26-year-old is the youngest on the elite list of cricketers who have played in IPL, PSL and CPL. He has taken 20 wickets in 37 T20s.Also Read: संजय मांजरेकर: विवादों से है गहरा नाता, इन 3 दिग्गजों के खिलाफ छोड़ चुके हैं शब्दों के तीरRashid KhanThe Afghanistan spin legend Rashid Khan is one of the biggest players in T20 Leagues. Khan, who is also the most economical bowler in IPL, also features in PSL for Lahore Qalandars and Guayana Amazon Warriors in the CPL. He has taken 360 wickets at an economy rate of 6.28 per over in 259 T20s. Notably, he plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.NOTE: Rashid Khan will not take part in CPL and PSL 2021 Phase 2 this year.For more sports news and PSL 2021 updates, follow us at insidesport.co WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries WTC Final LIVE: Virat Kohli becomes only player to play all major ICC finals Cricket IPL 2021: From Faf du Plessis to Andre Russell, 5 players who feature in IPL, PSL and CPL- check out, Rashid Khan, Imran Tahir IPL 2021: From Faf du Plessis to Andre Russell, 5 players who feature in IPL, PSL and CPL- check out – The emergence of T20 leagues has led to a number of T20 leagues post IPL, they are Pakistan Super League (PSL), Big Bash League (BBL) and Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Some of the biggest stars from the world feature in these T20 events. Today, we are going to reveal the names of those few players who will play all of these top-flight T20 events. They are Rashid Khan, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Andre Russell and Fabian Allen.Imran TahirCSK ace spinner Imran Tahir also plays for PSL and CPL. He plays for Multan Sultans in the PSL while he also dons Guyana Amazon Warriors jersey in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The 42-year-old veteran has scalped 269 wickets in 308 T20s across the globe. Cricket ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw TAGS5 players who feature in IPLCPLFaf du PlessiIPLPSL SHARE Previous articleICC T20 World Cup: BCCI and ICC again met on Sunday to discuss road ahead for T20 World CupNext articleMost Busy Cricketers: Du Plessis to Andre Russell, 5 players who will feature in IPL 2021, PSL 2021 and CPL 2021 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out CricketPakistan Super LeaguePakistan Super League 2021 ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Cricket Cricket last_img read more

Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) Q32015 Presentation

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2015 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

England U20 Six Nations squad

first_imgThe Under 20 squad has a four-day training camp at Surrey Sports Park on January 16 before reassembling on January 30 for the build-up to their opening game of the 6 Nations against Scotland.England Under 20 Elite Player Squad 2011/2012ForwardsLuke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)*Nick Auterac (Saracens)Alec Hepburn (London Wasps)Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)Nathan Morris (London Wasps)Scott Spurling (Saracens)Koree Britton (Gloucester Rugby)*Sam Twomey (Harlequins)*George Merrick (Harlequins)Tom Price (Leicester Tigers)Dom Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)Ben Nutley (Northampton Saints)Chris Walker (Leeds Carnegie)Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors)*Billy Vunipola (London Wasps)Will Skuse (Bath Rugby)Jack Clifford (Harlequins) England U20 Head coach Rob HunterEngland U20 head coach Rob Hunter, pictured above, today announced his revised Under 20 Elite Player Squad for this season’s major tournaments.Hunter, assisted by Nick Walshe, has made one change to the 32-man group taking part in the U20 6 Nations, kicking off on February 3 against Scotland in Firhill, and in this summer’s IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa. Bath Rugby fly half Tom Heathcote comes into the squad in place Exeter Chiefs No. 10 Henry Slade who is sidelined through injury.Hunter said: “This year there is huge competition at this age grade and a lot of players getting first team rugby at their clubs, it’s tough to narrow that down and we expect players to continue to push for inclusion.“Tom has been playing very well for Bath, he has trained with us already this season and deserves his call up. Henry is well on the road to recovery and I’m sure he will be back competing for a place soon. It’s important for us to take each Six Nations game one at a time, we start off by playing Scotland in Scotland and that will be a hard fixture, however we’ve got a good squad who are proud to represent England and I’m confident we can go there and perform.” TREVISO, ITALY – JUNE 10: England Head Coach Rob Hunter during the IRB Junior World Championship match between England and Ireland on June 10, 2011 in Treviso, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BacksDan Robson (Gloucester Rugby)*Alex Day (Northampton Saints)Ben Spencer (Saracens)Tom Heathcote (Bath Rugby)George Ford (Leicester Tigers)*Ryan Mills (Gloucester Rugby)*Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)Elliot Daly (London Wasps)*Jamie Elliott (Northampton Saints)*Mark Jennings (Sale Sharks)Marland Yarde (London Irish)*Charlie Walker (Harlequins)Will Addison (Sale Sharks)Ben Ransom (Saracens)*Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)* Capped by England at U20 level last seasonlast_img read more

A sainted life: Hiram Hisanori Kano turned internment camp into…

first_img Liturgy & Music Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Paula Sayoko Endo (maiden name, Tsukamoto) says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET A sainted life: Hiram Hisanori Kano turned internment camp into mission field Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York By Pat McCaughanPosted Jul 2, 2015 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (1) The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group May 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm I enjoyed the story and I am so gratified that the author and the Episcopal Church have a strong sense of social justice and are willing to bring to the attention of members of the national church the a period in our nation’s history when this sense was forgotten by our leaders due to fear and prejudice. The potential of all of us followers of Jesus to give in to fear and forget his message and example of reaching out to all, and especially the “other,” and the needy, is always with us. I believe our family met the Rev. Hiram Kano, which I’ll mention later. Our family and my husband’s family were also interned in camps–I was in Topaz and my husband, Todd I. Endo, was in Roher, Arkansas. His mother told him stories of the camp since he was still a baby and toddler. One vivid story he heard was of how his mother, when she rode a special bus that took women in the camp to shop outside the camp, was struck by the African American and some white Americans in this poor area of the Arkansas Delta region, and she especially remembered a woman coming up to the bus, rapping on the window, and then asking how she could get into a camp like Roher–where the internees were provided with meals, medical care, and education with good teachers. I was old enough to have very vivid memories (age 3 to 5) of playing in the very fine desert mud of Topaz, the dust storms, the lines at the mess hall and the bathrooms, which were a walk away, and going to school toward the end of our stay at “Camp.” My father, the Rev. Joseph Tsukamoto, was an Episcopal priest with a ministry to a majority Japanese and Japanese-American congregation San Francisco at Christ Episcopal Mission, for 26 years, starting around 1935 or 1936. After the internment, we had a two-year stay in Spokane, Washington, when the Diocese of California recommended we live since it was outside the Western Command zone. There he assisted a priest named Father Mason in his parish. We returned to San Francisco in around 1946 and my father re-established his mission. After In the mid 1950’s our whole family lived for a year in NYC, where my father studied at the Gen’l Theological Seminary, thanks to the amazing generosity of the Rev. John Byers and his wife, Nancy (John was a seminarian who served with my father). We drove to NYC in an old suburban wagon and it was either going there or returning to San Francisco that I believe we met the Rev. Kano! My father ended his ministry after being called to Los Angeles to assist an uncle, a priest who had a large parish with a majority Asian ministry, and he ended up (after officially retiring) at a largely white church in Gardena where he was tasked with encouraging the many Asian Americans in the area to join. At the end of his few years the church had a number of active Asian-Americans. What amazes me is that my parents were not really very bitter toward the U.S. government–though they felt the internment was unjust, they also felt a responsibility to do their best in this period of crisis and make the very best of a bad situation–realizing that the emotions arising in wartime were irrational, and their contribution to their country would be to continue to live as good citizens and provide a positive example to others. My father and mother felt they were both called in their different ways to minister to all–the needy, the discriminated against, the stranger. (ironically, there were those of Japanese origin had a prejudice against the Okinawans, the Koreans, and even the Hawaiian Japanese-Americans. They were “the other” to them!) They welcomed all these other minorities. I suspect that their experience of internment only strengthened their desire to fight against prejudice!Incidentally, I have a batch of sermons my father wrote and delivered as part of the ecumenical ministry at the Topaz camp. I must take time to study these; they have languished in a box of old, old papers! Thank you for this feature story. It’s an important reminder to us not to let fear distort our perceptions and action, which is especially pertinent in the time of fear of Muslims! An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA General Convention 2015, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL General Convention, Rector Smithfield, NC Taiko drummers perform at the July 1 Eucharist honoring the late Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano. The 78th General Convention passed a resolution including Kano and others in “A Great Cloud of Witnesses: A Calendar of Commemorations.” Photo: Pat McCaughan/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The fierce thunder of taiko drums reminded worshippers at the July 1 Eucharist of the intensity of the life and witness of the late Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano, who transformed his imprisonment in World War II internment camps into a mission field.Asian Americans refer to the World War II camps that housed Japanese nationals, and Japanese Americans as concentration camps.With the passage of Resolution A055, the 78th General Convention officially included commemorations for Kano and three other men and one woman in “A Great Cloud of Witnesses: A Calendar of Commemorations,” for use in the next triennium.The late Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano’s memoir, “Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska Plains,” was published in English in 2010.Bishop Scott Hayashi of Utah presided at the Eucharist that honored Kano, who died in 1988 just short of his 100th birthday. Oct. 24 will serve as the official day for the commemoration of Kano, who authored “Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska Plains,” a memoir tracing his early life in Japan to his move to America (Nikkei refers to people in the Japanese diaspora). It included stories of his time in the various camps where more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent were forced to live during World War II. In the camps, Kano led worship, ministered to and taught those around him, including his jailers, other prisoners, and German prisoners of war.“He was gone three years,” recalled his son Cyrus Kano, 94, who along with other family members and friends attended the convention worship service.The Rev. Fred Vergara, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s missioner for Asiamerica ministries, said it is important for voices and witness such as Kano’s to be commemorated and included in the church’s ongoing conversations to inspire future generations.Adeline Kano, 87, said she watched the live-streamed Eucharist from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Fort Collins, Colorado, where her father had served occasionally in retirement.Myrne Watrous, a St. Paul’s parishioner who attended the Salt Lake City convention Eucharist, said the honor was fitting. “If you look at the lives of saints, it was him,” she said of Kano, whom she knew. “He left a life of wealth to become a farmer in Nebraska and to preach the word of God, to talk the talk and walk the walk.”Granddaughter Susan Kano said she was amazed at the size of worship and the commemoration. The only inkling she had of her grandfather’s role in the community came at a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for he and her grandmother, Aiko Ivy Kano. “People kept shaking my hand – hundreds of them – and saying ‘your grandfather is a saint,’” she recalled.She said that he considered his time in the camps a gift to his ministry. “He had an amazing life,” she said.The others included for liturgical commemoration in Resolution A055 were: Charles Raymond Barnes (who was commemorated at the July 2 Eucharist), Artemisia Bowden, Albert Schweitzer and Dag Hammarskjold.The Rev. Hiram KanoCyrus Kano, a retired mechanical engineer who lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, said his father would want to be remembered “as a man of God.”About his camp experiences, Kano turned adversity into fertile mission territory: “He said, well, God put me here, what does he want me to do?” recalled his son.In addition to organizing a camp college where he taught English and other courses, he conducted nature studies and led worship services while incarcerated.Kano immigrated to the United States after a youthful encounter with William Jennings Bryan in his native Japan stirred his sense of adventure, according to his daughter, Adeline Kano. His background was that of privilege: “My grandfather was the governor of the prefecture of Kagoshina,” explained Kano, 87, during a telephone interview from her Fort Collins home.Initially, Kano earned a master’s degree in agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska, and just as quickly became an activist and leader among the Japanese “Issei” or the first-generation Japanese-American community, many of whom had come to farm or to work on the railroads.The Rt. Rev. George Allen Beecher, then bishop of the missionary Diocese of Western Nebraska, heard about Kano’s activism in 1921, when state lawmakers were considering legislation that would preclude Japanese immigrants from owning or inheriting land, or even leasing it for more than two years. The bill also would have forbidden them from owning shares of stock in companies they had formed.Kano and Beecher met and traveled together to the state capitol to address lawmakers, who eventually passed a less restrictive measure, according to Kano’s memoir.Beecher persuaded Kano several years later to become a missionary to the Japanese-American community, estimated at about 600. In 1925, Kano complied and the family moved to North Platte. He was ordained a deacon three years later and served two mission congregations, St. Mary’s Church in Mitchell and St. George’s Church in North Platte. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1936.— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team reporting about the 78th General Convention. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

Another journalist attacked in Beirut

first_img“The demonstrations in Lebanon must not be used as pretext by the various political and religious movements to target journalists” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Journalists have a vital role to play at this pivotal time and their reporting must be able to reflect the protest movements and the demands of the protesters. The Lebanese authorities have a duty to prosecute those responsible for the violence and to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that journalists can fulfill their reporting duties.”Lebanon is ranked 101st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. February 14, 2020 Another journalist attacked in Beirut Because of their coverage of the protests, several journalists with Al-Jadeed TV, including Joelle Hajj Moussa,Ramez El Kadi, Halima Tabiaa, Layal Saad and Nancy Sabeh, and LBCI journalist Dima Sadek were the targets of a major harassment campaign by telephone in November after their personal phone numbers were made public. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Follow the news on Lebanon LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Corruption News February 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Corruption News RSF_en After a reporter specializing in corruption cases became the latest journalist to be physically attacked since the start of a wave of anti-government protests in Lebanon, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to do what is necessary to ensure that journalists can continue to work at this crucial time for the country. News At other times, reporters have been beaten by security forces even though they made it known they were journalists. This was the case with Reuters correspondent Issam Abdallah and Paula Nawfal, reporter for the daily An-Nahar, attacked by parliamentary security agents, who also destroyed her car. News Receive email alerts to go further Mohammad Zbeeb / Facebook Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car Mohammad Zbeeb, a business reporter who specializes in covering corruption for the daily newspaper Al-Akhbar, was assaulted by three individuals on the night of 12 February in a Beirut carpark near where he had just participated in a discussion on the economy. He had to be taken to the American University hospital for treatment to his injuries. Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon January 14, 2021 Find out more Organisation A leading figure in the anti-government protest movement that began in October, Zbeeb has written a series of articles about the government’s responsibility for the economic crisis in Lebanon and, citing statistics, he has often attacked members of the “oligarchy” on Twitter, calling them “thieves.” This was just the latest physical attack on journalists covering the demonstrations. In some cases, protesters themselves have been the attackers, as when OTV reporter Rima Hamdan was surrounded and insulted while covering the blocking of Beirut’s Al-Ring bridge on 17 January. Her TV channel supports the Free Patriotic Movement, President Michel Aoun’s party. November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Video: Making the Dream, A Reality

first_img 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. Sermons and Lessons Video: Making the Dream, A Reality Delivered by REV. N. ADIEL A. DEPANO, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Monday, April 29, 2013 | 2:57 pm This sermon was delivered by Rev. N. Adiel A. DePano, Lead Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Pasadena on Sunday, March 31st, 2013. Rev. DePano was born in Manila, Philippines in 1960. He is the fourth child of nine born to Nathanael, a lawyer and former Presiding Justice of the Philippines Court of Appeals, and Aurora, a school teacher and former head of a home economics department. He is a fourth-generation United Methodist minister.After receiving his Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology, Rev. DePano served his internship at Rosewood UMC in Los Angeles.Rev. DePano has served as the senior pastor at three church appointments, each lasting seven years. His appointments included First Filipino-American UMC in Hacienda Heights, First United Methodist Church in National City near San Diego, and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Oxnard. He previously served as Superintendent of the Pasadena District, California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church before coming to FUMC Pasadena.During his career, he has successfully implemented capital campaigns to renovate and refurbish sanctuaries and education wings, introduced exciting group study programs, merged congregations, integrated ethic groups, and developed lay leadership.Rev. Adiel has been married to Brenda, who has her master’s degree in Christian Education, for 23 years. They have three children, Katerina (22), Julian (18), and Pauline (16). Spending time with his family is relaxing for Rev. Adiel, and his hobbies include air/aviation and reading. He and Brenda enjoy travelling throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and Asia.First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit www.fumcpasadena.org Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Governor Issues Guidelines for Reopening Church Services, With Limited Attendance

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 39 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Government Governor Issues Guidelines for Reopening Church Services, With Limited Attendance CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, May 25, 2020 | 12:02 pm Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Gov. Gavin Newsom issued guidance Monday to churches and other houses of worship in California on how they can safely reopen amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.Read full rules for churches hereUnder the remaining guidelines, places of worship must limit attendance to 25 percent of building capacity or 100 attendees, whichever is lower. This limitation will be in effect for the first 21 days of a county public health department’s approval of religious services within their jurisdictions, after which the California Department of Public Health will review the limits.They must also arrange for social distancing of at least 6 feet between people.— Shorten services to limit the length of time congregants/visitors spend at facilities whenever possible. This could include limiting speeches, asking congregants/visitors to put on garments at home before arrival, etc.— Close places of worship for visitation outside of scheduled services, meetings, etc., whenever possible.— Discontinue large gatherings that encourage congregants/visitors to travel and break physical distances during activities, such as concerts, large holiday and life event celebrations and remembrances.— Close children’s play areas and discontinue activities and services for children where physical distancing of at least 6 feet cannot be maintained.— Prop or hold doors open during peak periods when congregants/visitors are entering and exiting facilities, if possible and in accordance with security and safety protocols.— Close or restrict common areas, such as break rooms, kitchenettes, foyers, etc. where people are likely to congregate and interact.— Reconfigure podiums and speaker areas, office spaces, meeting rooms, conference rooms, etc., to allow for at least 6 feet between people.— Face coverings are strongly recommended at all times for congregants/visitors and staff.— Establish directional hallways and passageways for foot traffic, if possible, and designate separate routes for entry and exit into meeting rooms, offices, etc., to help maintain physical distancing and lessen the instances of people closely passing each other.— Close self-service item selection such as pamphlet displays and bookshelves and provide these items to congregants/visitors individually as necessary.— Consider limiting the number of people that use the restroom at one time to allow for physical distancing.— Discourage staff, congregants, visitors, etc., from engaging in handshakes, hugs, and similar greetings that break physical distance.— Reconfigure parking lots to limit congregation points and ensure proper separation (e.g., closing every other space).— Discontinue offering self-service food and beverages. Do not hold potlucks or similar family-style eating and drinking events that increase the risk of cross contamination.— Strongly consider discontinuing singing, group recitation, and other practices and performances where there is increased likelihood for transmission from contaminated exhaled droplets.— Consider modifying practices that are specific to particular faith traditions that might encourage the spread of COVID-19. Examples are discontinuing kissing of ritual objects, allowing rites to be performed by fewer people, avoiding the use of a common cup, offering communion in the hand instead of on the tongue, providing pre-packed communion items on chairs prior to service, etc.The guidelines also recommend reduced visitor capacity and staggered visitation times at funerals, wakes, etc., if possible, and modifying religious or cultural practices when washing or shrouding bodies of those who have died from COVID-19, in accordance with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.“This guidance does not obligate places of worship to resume in- person activity,” the statement said. “Further, it is strongly recommended that places of worship continue to facilitate remote services and other related activities for those who are vulnerable to COVID19 including older adults and those with co-morbidities. Even with adherence to physical distancing, convening in a congregational setting of multiple different households to practice a personal faith carries a relatively higher risk for widespread transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and may result in increased rates of infection, hospitalization, and death, especially among more vulnerable populations. In particular, activities such as singing and group recitation negate the risk-reduction achieved through six feet of physical distancing.”The entire statement can be found at https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-places-of-worship.pdf.Churches and other houses of worship were ordered closed to the public on March 19. Since then many have adjusted by holding virtual services, while a few have recently resumed in-person services in violation of the order.Newsom said last week that the state would issue guidelines by Monday, despite President Donald Trump’s insistence that they be allowed to reopen immediately for in-person services.Newsom said the state has been “working with the faith community to advance the efforts to begin to put out guidelines, processes and procedures to (protect the) health and safety of congregants and parishioners.” Top of the News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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.last_img read more