Month: June 2021

Leicester Tigers “disappointed” with result of Richard Cockerill appeal

first_imgSurely Cockerill regretted his actions, though this is rarely reiterated enough, but this line from the club spoke more of a sour taste at the handling of the incident. The RFU have come under fire for the length of time it took to rule on the matter and their conduct before and after. Cockerill has not been banned for the Montpellier fixture, meaning  the Heineken Cup pool match against Treviso will be the last played out with the director of rugby.It must be understood that this is a punishment, however, and while his ban may be compared to that handed down to red-carded hooker Dylan Hartley who has shouldered an 11-week ban that also includes friendlies, the circumstances are slightly different.Unimpeded: Last time Tigers played Treviso in the HeinekenArguably, Hartley’s ban is a total-rugby ban, meant to starve the player of all action as penitence for his lapse in the final. Cockerill’s ban is meant to keep him from decision making so as to show him what affect his actions have on a whole team, hence the deliberate move to include a Heineken pool game.As the miscreant acts of both subjects came in the league’s showcase finale and because both men have previous, it will irk some that the decisions on both did not come at the same time with similar lengths of ban or start-times for the ban. Blab for a ban: Leicester Tigers’ Richard Cockerill gives the officials a piece of his mind during the Premiership finalBy Alan DymockHAD LEICESTER Tigers said: “we’re not angry, we’re just disappointed,” while spinning a ruddy-cheeked RFU spokesman towards the naughty step it would have had the same ring…Following an appeal to the nine-match touchline ban handed to Richard Cockerill – a punishment for his antics during the Aviva Premeirship final where he was ruled to direct obscene, inappropriate and/or unprofessional language and behaviour at fourth official Stuart Terheege – the head coach saw his ban brought forward to include two friendly matches, but not shortened.Seeing red: Hartley was also punished for conduct in the finalAfter this ruling, which saw two friendlies against Jersey and Ulster brought under the ban but not a friendly against French champions Montpellier, the East Midlands club released a scalding statement about their feelings on the matter.“We are pleased that the judgement vindicated our decision to appeal and we are grateful to the panel for the consideration that they showed,” the statement read, before changing tact: “although we await with interest the written judgement to see why the pre-season game against Montpellier falls into a different category than those against Jersey and Ulster.“We remain disappointed with the RFU’s conduct in this matter but, as we have previously stated, this is a matter we shall pursue privately.” Of course, it would have sent more of a message to keep Hartley’s ban from all competitive action while starting Cockerill’s ban from the same time or not amending their original decision. Clearly they wanted to the ban to come in for the Treviso match and they felt that keeping the ban at nine matches but bringing it forward would at least seem slightly more lenient. The one-match Montpellier oversight still jars, though, and speaks of uncertainty.When it comes to such matters, surely any concession at all makes the original decision makers ill at ease and portrays the ruling body as less than commanding. No wonder they are getting a finger wagged in their face and being told they may not get any supper. TREVISO, ITALY – DECEMBER 15: Thomas Waldrom (R) of Leicester Tigers in action during the Heineken Cup match between Benetton Treviso and Leicester Tigers at Stadio comunale di Monigo on December 15, 2012 in Treviso, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Worcester v Saracens live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgThe Warriors were on the end of a 60-point beating against Saracens earlier this year, so will hope to turn the tables today in their last Premiership home game of the season Delicate touch: Rotimi Segun kicks ahead during Saracens’ 62-5 rout of Worcester in January (Getty) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Worcester v Saracens live stream: How to watch from anywhereSandwiched between runaway leaders Exeter and long-doomed Saracens, this month has seen the ten remaining Gallagher Premiership clubs split into three distinct chunks: the quartet chasing a semi-final place, the trio settling for Champions Cup qualification, and the final three battling for nothing more than pride in a season of disappointment.Worcester belong in the latter category, lying ninth ahead of their penultimate game and unable to match the nine wins and 46 points gleaned last season. With a trip to Sale on Sunday concluding their campaign, this evening’s match against a youthful Saracens (kick-off 5.30pm) represents their last realistic chance of a victory in 2020-21. “We want to finish on a high,” says their captain Ted Hill.Almost complete: how the Premiership table looks ahead of today’s remaining round 21 fixturesThe game at Sixways is a significant one for their wing Perry Humphreys, who makes his first appearance since the spring. He suffered an ankle injury in a training match a week before the season resumed in August and aggravated it in training earlier this month.Humphreys replaces Tom Howe (knee injury) as one of four changes to the starting XV that won 40-25 at London Irish last Sunday.Ollie Lawrence, who scored two tries as a replacement that day, starts in place of Francois Venter (hamstring), Billy Searle comes in at fly-half, and Justin Clegg steps in at second-row in place of Graham Kitchener, who is recovering from a stress fracture of the foot.Humphreys will become the 44th player used by Warriors since the resumption and that number is likely to increase to 46 today. That’s because ex-Bristol lock Joe Batley is set to make his delayed Warriors debut having overcome a foot injury and back-row Marco Mama is also on the bench following a groin injury. Mama’s last game was at Leicester in February.Welcome return: Worcester’s Perry Humphreys celebrates scoring against Leicester in February (Getty)Saracens, naturally, have selected a heap of academy players as the club licks its wounds following their agonising Heineken Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Racing.Ollie Stonham makes his Premiership debut, following one appearance in the Premiership Rugby Cup, and fellow academy team-mates Charlie Watson and Cameron Boon make their maiden league starts. Centre Watson scored on his Sarries debut in September 2019 while lock Boon crossed during the men in black’s recent win over Exeter.Wing Ali Crossdale returns after a spell on the sidelines and is joined in the back three by academy graduate Elliott Obatoyinbo and 14-try man Rotimi Segun. Obatoyinbo is a late call-up at full-back in place of USA international Will Hooley.The front row that came on in Paris, Richard Barrington, captain Tom Woolstencroft and Alec Clarey, all come into the pack, as does Callum Hunter-Hill, who wears the six jersey.On the bench, Academy duo Jon Kpoku and Ethan Benson are in line for their league debuts.In the reverse fixture at the start of the year, Saracens overwhelmed Worcester 62-5 with a very different-looking side. The match was overshadowed by a serious injury to Worcester lock Michael Fatialofa, who subsequently spent four months in private care recovering from a fractured vertebrae and spinal contusion.Saracens scored ten tries in the match – watch the highlights here.Worcester: Melani Nanai; Perry Humphreys, Ollie Lawrence, Ashley Beck, Noah Heward; Billy Searle, Francois Hougaard; Ethan Waller, Niall Annett, Nick Schonert, Anton Bresler, Justin Clegg, Ted Hill (capt), Matt Kvesic, Cornell du Preez.Replacements: 16 Beck Cutting, 17 Callum Black, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 Joe Batley, 20 Marco Mama, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Chris Pennell.Saracens: Elliott Obatoyinbo; Rotimi Segun, Charlie Watson, Juan Pablo Socino, Ali Crossdale; Manu Vunipola, Tom Whiteley; Richard Barrington, Tom Woolstencroft, Alec Clarey, Joel Kpoku, Cameron Boon, Callum Hunter-Hill, Ollie Stonham, Janco Venter.Replacements: 16 Sam Crean, 17 Sam Wainwright, 18 Josh Ibuanokpe, 19 Jon Kpoku, 20 Ethan Benson, 21 Alex Day, 22 Harry Sloan, 23 Ben Harris.Young Saracen: Charlie Watson dots down in the Premiership Sevens at the start of this season (Getty)Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Worcester v Saracens wherever you are…How to watch Worcester v Saracens from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Worcester v Saracens, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.center_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNWorcester v Saracens live stream: How to watch from the UKWorcester v Saracens, which kicks off at 5.30pm today, will be shown live on BT Sport Extra 4 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they are showing every Premiership match played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Worcester v Saracens takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Worcester v Saracens live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Worcester v Saracens will kick off at 12.30pm EST and 9.30am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Worcester v Saracens live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Worcester v Saracens from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 4.30am on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99).Sky Sport NZ offerWorcester v Saracens live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Worcester v Saracens kicks off at 6.30pm on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Rugby.Various DStv packages are available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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El cruce de la fe, la Iglesia Episcopal y la…

first_imgEl cruce de la fe, la Iglesia Episcopal y la política Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Por Pat McCaughanPosted Oct 15, 2012 Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] Según se dice, por lo menos 1.500 predicadores de un extremo a otro de la nación desafiaron deliberadamente las normas de los impuestos federales al respaldar a candidatos políticos desde el pulpito el pasado 7 de octubre.Y luego estaba el Rdo. Canónigo Ed. Bacon, rector de la iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos [All Saints] en Pasadena, California, que desafió a los desafiadores a partir de su propia experiencia.“El Domingo de la Libertad de Púlpito” es un empeño que la Alianza en Defensa de la Libertad empezó hace cuatro años para provocar un proceso a fin de desafiar las normas de la Superintendencia de Contribuciones (IRS por su sigla en inglés) que prohíbe a las organizaciones exentas de impuestos respaldar a candidatos políticos.Bacon, cuya iglesia eludió exitosamente una objeción de la IRS a su estatus de exención de impuestos, llamó al Domingo de la Libertad de Púlpitos “un movimiento mal concebido que confunde la libertad de púlpito con la política partidaria”.“Los predicadores que le dicen a usted por quien votar y que se convierten en instrumentos del partidarismo han renunciado por consiguiente a su libertad de evaluar proféticamente a todos los candidatos y a todos los partidos valiéndose de la plomada de la casa del amor”, dijo Bacon en comentarios que publicó en YouTube.Otros que hablaron con Episcopal News Service respecto al cruce de la fe, Dios y la política concuerdan en que el papel de la Iglesia debe ser profético, no partidario.Mary Getz dijo que la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal y la Red Episcopal de Política Pública, para las cuales ella es funcionaria de base y de comunicaciones por Internet, ayudan “a que los episcopales se mantenga activos en el proceso democrático de nuestra nación al proporcionarles información actual acerca de las legislaciones que debate el Congreso y acerca de las resoluciones de la Convención General relacionadas con las mismas.“En un año de elecciones, recordamos, alentamos y apoyamos la plena participación de los votantes”, afirmó ella en un correo electrónico a ENS.Por ejemplo, una pregunta que aparece en la boleta de Maryland pide que el estado rechace la reciente Ley DREAM estatal que permite a estudiantes indocumentados pagar la matrícula como residentes del estado. “La Iglesia Episcopal aprobó una resolución este verano de apoyo a la Ley DREAM, de manera que resaltaremos esto cuando le enviemos un recordatorio de votación a los miembros de la Red Episcopal de Política Pública en Maryland”, dijo Getz.La obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, dijo a ENS que “Jesús estuvo profundamente interesado en el proceso político en su propio tiempo, y que cuestionó a las personas que le rodeaban, así como a las autoridades romanas y religiosas, acerca de la injusticia, la violencia y la explotación”.“Nuestra tarea como cristianos siempre consiste en explorar de qué manera los procesos y las decisiones políticas que se nos presentan pueden ayudar o dificultar la venida del Reino de Dios en nuestro medio”, añadió. “¿Parece tener en cuenta una propuesta sobre impuestos a ‘estos mis hermanos más pequeños’? ¿Significa una decisión política mayor justicia para los ‘pequeñitos’? ¿Parece que un candidato tiene mayor interés que otro en los problemas fundamentales de justicia sobre los cuales Jesús habló más?”Y si bien personas de buena fe “pueden llegar a diferentes conclusiones respecto a este asunto”, la calidad del diálogo y la manera en que se lleva a cabo deben también tomarse en cuenta, afirmó la Obispa Primada.El Rdo. Bob Massie dijo que la fe inspiró su candidatura y el modo en que organizaba sus campañas políticas para vicegobernador en 1994, y para el Senado de EE.UU. dos años después. Él decidió postularse al cargo en parte porque “el diálogo público es tan deprimente y pesimista… [y] acerca del bienestar social, de los impuestos, no acerca de la posibilidad de lo que las personas pudieran hacer juntas en comunidad”.“Para mi sorpresa, gané la primaria demócrata” para vicegobernador, dijo Massie  durante una entrevista telefónica reciente, aunque fue derrotado en la elección general. Él abandonó la candidatura al Senado.Aún activo como sacerdote, sirve en la actualidad como presidente y director ejecutivo del Instituto de la Nueva Economía, un comité de expertos con sede en Barrington, Massachusetts, cuya misión es promover una economía justa y sostenible.Para él, la fe no significa una campaña negativa ni ataques personales a los adversarios políticos, lo cual, en su opinión, es diferente de decir la verdad.“Si señalo que el Congreso, y particularmente la Cámara de Representantes controlada por el Partido Republicano, estaba tratando de negarle el seguro de salud a 50 millones de estadounidenses, algunas personas podrían percibirlo como un comentario negativo”, dijo él. “Pero es un comentario verídico. Parte de mi responsabilidad como ciudadano y como candidato era hablar sobre lo que era cierto, pero no contemplaba atacar a alguien por razones personales”.Lo que no debe hacer el clero, agregó, es evadir los problemas públicos.“Vivimos en un mundo que sigue siendo grotescamente injusto y controlado por fuerzas poderosas que deben ser denunciadas”, afirmó. “En segundo lugar, estamos en camino de destruir el planeta, y las generaciones venideras se preguntarán por qué la gente de fe no se levantó para objetar esta autodestrucción en cámara lenta. Es una parte fundamental de la fe de uno y de la de cualquier comunidad cristiana tomar en serio los problemas públicos, comprometerse con ellos, discutirlos a la luz del Evangelio y luego proceder en consecuencia”.Sin embargo, dada la complejidad de la política local de  Baraboo, Wis., Stephanie Seefeldt y su marido Scott, el rector de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church], han contraído “un compromiso claro de no incurrir en ninguna conversación política que pudiera hacerle pensar a la gente una cosa u otra respecto a nosotros y a nuestra Iglesia” debido a la complejidad de la política local, dijo ella en un correo electrónico a ENS.La opinión política de la congregación recorre toda la gama, desde ultraconservadores a ultraliberales, agregó. “Mi imagen preferida es la del Prius cubierto de calcomanías de Obama estacionado junta al Expedition con [la consigna] de ‘¿Cómo funciona para ti eso de la esperanza y el cambio?’”.No obstante, su marido “pone un gran empeño en elevar el nivel del discurso desde el púlpito y realiza una gran labor, de manera que lo que él insta a la congregación a hacer es honrar a Cristo y los unos a los otros, sin que importe la opinión política”.El obispo Alan Scarfe de la Diócesis de Iowa está de acuerdo en que la capacidad de la Iglesia de tener “un diálogo lleno de gracia” puede permitir discusiones libres y sin riesgos sobre temas políticos, dijo en una reciente entrevista telefónica con ENS.El sistema de Iowa de reuniones electorales significa que “vas a una escuela de la localidad y te ves lanzado en medio de una multitud, republicanos y demócratas, todos juntos”, apuntó él.  “Bajas a empellones el corredor para asistir al caucus demócrata y te tropiezas con tu vecino que se dirige al caucus republicano, y le dices, ‘hola, José, ¿cómo estás?’. No hay ninguna ocultación”. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

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Panel focuses on ‘sustainable development power tool’ for women, girls

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Women’s Ministry 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 By Lynette Wilson Posted Mar 17, 2016 Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing 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 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Panel focuses on ‘sustainable development power tool’ for women, girls Event runs parallel to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women session Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC From left, Rosemary Williams, moderator, and panelists Caroline Herewini, Dana Dankin, the Rev. Paula Nesbitt, and Ann Smith, during a panel on “Sustainable Development: The Power Tool for Women and Girls.” Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] By empowering women and girls from the ground up, it is possible to change entire communities: to lower poverty and domestic violence rates and to ensure that girls receive an education. It is even possible to change men.“I believe that economic development will never be a reality unless it reaches women and girls,” said Dana Dankin, founder of Women’s Trust, an organization operating in Ghana that empowers women and girls through microenterprise, education and access to healthcare, during a March 16 panel on sustainable development.Through working with women, building relationships “under the radar” out of sight of corruption, Dankin continued, it is possible to provide women and girls with the resources and a framework to build their own path out of poverty.Dankin shared her more than 20 years’ experience working in Ghana during a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women parallel event focused on “Sustainable Development: The Power Tool for Women and Girls.” Panelists presented their contributions to sustainable development, specifically describing how it contributes to the economic empowerment of women and girls.In addition to serving as a platform to share stories about what works in the field, the panel was intended to bring together people, often working in isolation to achieve similar goals, into a network, said moderator Rosemary Williams, founder and director of Women’s Perspective, a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that provides educational programs focused on financial empowerment to women and girls worldwide.Hosted by Women’s Perspective and Anglican Women’s Empowerment, the event was held at the Salvation Army Auditorium, 10 blocks north of United Nations headquarters where official UNCSW discussions are taking place. Williams, a founding member of Anglican Women’s Empowerment and a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a former banker and longtime women’s economic empowerment advocate wrote a training manual on the subject. Each attendee received a copy.During a question-and-answer session following the initial introductions and a meditation exercise, a woman asked Dankin what she meant earlier in regard to changing men. She clarified her earlier comment by saying that as women begin to earn money and provide support for their families, it takes the pressure off men, changing family and community dynamics. In some cases, she said, men have become partners in their wife’s entrepreneurial activities.The Rev. Paula Nesbitt, former chair of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Committee on the Status of Women, is an academic researcher studying women and work, particularly women priests in the Episcopal and Unitarian Universalist traditions. She has also on worked on issues such as maternal health, violence against women and human trafficking, as well as empowerment and she’s found that three tools are necessary for transformation: education, the end of exploitation and empowerment through women’s networks.She recommended that attendees read an article published March 12 in The Economist, which talked about “feminist economics,” and paints an accurate picture of women’s experiences over the last 30 years, she said.Another panelist, Caroline Herewini, chief executive of the Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Refuge, talked about what it has been like for New Zealand’s indigenous peoples, the Maori. Before New Zealand was sighted by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and fell under western influences, indigenous people had created a sustainable society, had sailing ships and had established trade with Australia; moreover, they’d developed a culture where “women were considered sacred and children gifts from God,” but within 100 years of colonization, indigenous people had begun to lose their culture and way of life.Prior to 1997, she said, there were no women’s shelters specifically for indigenous women; now the Maori have their own network of shelters with programs for indigenous women designed and implemented by indigenous women, she said.Ann Smith, the final panelist to speak, talked about her 30 years of experience working on women’s empowerment and global gender parity, and more recently in developing an indigenous women’s pathways program to address internalized institutional racism and sexism.In developing the program, she said, rather than create a timeline, they created a circle, she said.“In a circle, everyone is equally valued,” said Smith.Women from across the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion representing more than 20 countries are gathered in New York for the 60th session of the UNCSW March 14-­­­­­­­24.More ENS coverage of Anglican and Episcopal women’s participation in the UNCSW is here.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. UNCSW, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion, last_img read more

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North Carolina: Episcopal bishops respond to violence in Charlottesville

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Wayne Helmly says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The violence this past weekend in Charlottesville is both heartbreaking and sickening. Heartbreaking that innocent lives were lost and others were seriously injured, and that violence was used to try and silence and intimidate those who stood against hatred, racism and evil. The events were sickening in that our divisions in this country have reached a crisis point that resulted in an eruption of violence with deadly consequences.How are we to respond, as Christians, in a way that condemns these actions, but does not contribute to the rhetoric of hate? We will need to rediscover the deep roots of non-violence embedded in the gospel and the Jesus Movement: non-violence that calls us to love our enemies, to pray for those who persecute others, to refuse to fight evil with evil, but to overcome evil with good.Anger, even righteous, thirst-for-justice-anger, may be too volatile in this particular moment in time to be effective, especially if it escalates the situation. What we may need to do is to refocus and re-immerse ourselves in the powerful love of the vulnerable Jesus of Nazareth. We may need, now more than ever, to rededicate ourselves to principles Paul wrote about in his letter to the Philippians: “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God …” (Philippians 4:4-6)Pray for the safety of the peacemakers who came to let their lights so shine. Pray for those who have been sucked into the powerful vacuum of evil that finds its force through the absence of love. Pray that those who resort to violence – no matter what their political perspective – will be met with soul force of goodness that must rise up, organize and unite people of faith from all traditions that teach and practice love of one’s neighbors.Overcoming evil with good can happen only with an infusion of the holiness that comes from God. Our prayer is that we will be channels and vessels of the goodness and grace whose source is the author of life, the one who proclaims that all life is sacred, holy.Yours faithfully,The Rt. Rev. Sam RodmanBishop, Diocese of North CarolinaThe Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-CoppleBishop Suffragan, Diocese of North Carolina Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Racial Justice & Reconciliation Comments are closed. Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Comments (2) Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Aug 14, 2017 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET North Carolina: Episcopal bishops respond to violence in Charlottesville Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books August 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm Thank you, Bishops Rodman and Hodges-Copple for a response to this tragedy that is grounded in scripture and truth.Gen. Robert E. Lee was against civil war monuments. In an 1869 letter declining an invitation to Gettysburg to attend the dedication of a monument commemorating the infamous battle fought there he wrote, “I think it wise moreover not to keep open the sores of war, but to follow the examples of those who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife and to commit to oblivion the feelings it engendered.”Perhaps the general’s most heroic act was realizing the damage that had been done and not wanting to perpetuate it. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Charlottesville, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem August 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm Crocodile tears as always. For years TEC leaders from the top down have been encouraging vicious movements such as Black Lives Matter while at the same time disrespecting the legitimate concerns of Episcopalians who resent seeing our country’s healthy long-standing traditions go to hell. Episcopal churches in Charlottesville and elsewhere have been in the forefront of those agitating for the removal of monuments honoring true American heroes such as General Lee. It was evidently to offer some resistance thereto that the Charlottesville march was originally inspired and hardly the fault of the organizers that those who would like to drive President Trump from office used the occasion for their own devious purposes. No wonder decent Episcopalians continue to leave the Church in large numbers.last_img read more

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House of Cards renewed for season 5, showrunner exits

first_img TAGSHouse of Cardsnetflix Previous articleTrending Now: Barbie Available in Three New Body ShapesNext articlePublic Safety Academy – Application Deadline Approaching Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR House of Cards has been renewed for season 5, Netflix announced yesterday, but creator and showrunner Beau Willimon will not return for the future adventures of President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey).In a statement, Willimon thanked his team, including “our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.”“After five years and four seasons, it’s time for me to move on to new endeavors,” he said, “but I’m supremely proud of what we’ve built together, wish the show much continued success, and leave it in the hands of a very capable team.”“Netflix and [film and television studio] MRC owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Beau Willimon for his strong narrative vision for House of Cards over the show’s first four seasons,” Netflix said in a statement. “As an Academy Award-nominated writer, he made his first foray into television and built a riveting and critically acclaimed series, establishing his place in TV history. The producers, cast and crew join us in wishing Beau the best in his next creative adventure.”Starring Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, and more, the first three seasons of House of Cards are now streaming on Netflix. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Do lunch crowds really keep Apopka from having better restaurant options?

first_img Maxine 8 COMMENTS TAGSOpinionrestaurantsTasting Apopka Previous articleBlack Friday marketing tricks and four ways to stop yourself from falling for themNext article5 Best Deals to Shop This Weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Madge Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate I Wsh that there was more places in Apopka for shopping and dining but it seems to me that this city is only interested in developing the east side to town. When you drive from 429 connection rd down towards Main Street, it’s endless buy here pay here car lots, abandoned warehouse buildings, hotels that need serious renovations, homeless people and vacant land. There is no plans for Sunrail or a College in Apopka. This city does not need another fast food restaurant or dollar store, we want places like Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Target, Five Guys, Whole Foods, Starbucks. November 29, 2019 at 12:10 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I have lived in Apopka on and off since 1995 and now after retiring from a federal position in DC I’m back. The city does need a center similar to Winter Park. What I miss most about DC are the sole proprietorship restaurants each with their own specialty. Also entertainment for mature adults jazz and RB clubs good food and networking. I may be retired but I’m not dead and I’m not a theme park junkie. So let’s grow Apopka! Please enter your comment! OpinionBy Tasting ApopkaEditor’s Note – Tasting Apopka is a local Facebook page dedicated to critiquing and promoting Apopka restaurants. In this op/ed, they challenge the notion that Apopka’s restaurant choices are limited because of the lack of a consistent weekday lunch crowd. We thank Tasting Apopka for allowing The Apopka Voice to publish its recent post. So I had an opportunity to be part of a discussion in regards to growing a community the right way and Apopka was brought up. It was stated that the reason behind the slow progression in restaurants seeking out Apopka is due to no market for a lunch crowd. Meaning because the majority of working-class Apopkans work outside of Apopka and therefore there is no lunch crowd to sustain a business. I hear that I get that and I even understand that, but there are several examples that buck that trend.And since we are talking lunch crowds.1. Chili’s East & West Apopka2. Something Fishy3. Chuck Wagon4. Porkies5. Bubbalou’s6. Fancy Q Sushi7. Tijuana Flats East & West8. Victorio’s9. The Catfish Place10. Gators11. Beef O’Brady’s12. Froggers13. Cafe PositanoThe above 13 restaurants are just to name a few of eateries that have been in Apopka a long while or recent but have negated the notion of a lunch crowd is needed to succeed. Not to mention IHOP, Denny’s, Fuddruckers, Pizza 1905 and the Southern Deli.So I visited a town very similar to Apopka in many ways and yet they are flourishing. See the comparisonApopka is 34 square miles. This town is 11.Both towns are near a major metropolitan city with Apopka being closer to Orlando than this other town by at least 20 minutes.• Both towns were former farm communities.• Both towns have had an influx of new housing developments (some say too many) with no road infrastructure to support the growth.• Both towns have had a new toll road built with exits to and from this town.• Apopka currently has two soon to be three major hotel brands, the other town had one but a second just opened recently.• Both towns have overcrowded schools.• The median income for Apopka is 60k. This other town’s median income is 87k.• The population for Apopka is about 50k. The population for the other town is 21K (the population gap kind of averages out the median income)• Both towns have a historic downtown area with small shops but not like Mount Dora.• Both towns have way too many dollar stores.• The other town doesn’t have as many fast-food restaurants as Apopka.• Both towns struggled during the recession.• Both towns are without a town center.The other town, instead of creating a town center, decided to go with an area HUB. They decided to fix up their downtown area to renovate the dated look but keep its historical look. Once the city committed to their renovation plans and announced it, the movie theater opened, then Kohl’s, several retail stores, Cha ic-Fil-A, new supermarket, a new hotel, more restaurants and other businesses opened up too.So their HUB is more like Winter Garden Village. From 12 to 3 in the afternoon this town in my opinion is dead. Yes you have your older crowds, your stay at home parents, work from home crowds and those just passing through that stop in for a bite to eat.BUT AFTER 5PM The residents return home, they go to the movies, they shop and they go out to eat. So what they lack for lunch they make up for in dinner and of course the weekends. So the notion of the no lunch crowd deterrent or rather lack of a lunch crowd myth, in my opinion, doesn’t hold water. (My cousin Vinny)I believe I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you build it they will come.I drove through downtown Ocoee yesterday and I was amazed at what they’ve done and how they renovated the streets, sidewalks, landscape fixed up there city hall and other areas and it really looks NICE from the last time i drove through, I noticed a small brewery has opened up, a new bbq spot and from my understanding there is more to come.I believe Ocoee is on the right track, this other town (let’s call it Akpopa the doppelganger of Apopka) is also on the right track but invested in there town and the businesses showed up to plant a seed and invested into that same town. The people are happy they don’t have to drive out of town to spend money and they spend it locally. To me it just makes sense. I just see this same formula working elsewhere in like-manner cities like Apopka.Why not Apopka?But until the city puts out the commitment to change, announce the renovations and innovation plans that Apopka is open for business no one will ever know about it and we are doomed to repeat and allow people to think we have no vision and all we want is fast food.Leave Zaxby’s alone. The city needs to hold a press conference about the new plans for Apopka, artist renderings, social media, and PUT THE WORD OUT that we are moving forward.The reason I say this is near the hospital they were supposed to open a big box store or plaza by Marden Apartments. The owner is now saying the market isn’t looking good for this area and he’s not sure what he’s going to do with it now. I remember when Marden Apartments was announced before the hospital was built and the hope was that businesses will build around it.I personally feel if they still build it it would be successful especially right off 414 and not to mention in and out. Please enter your name here Yes this is exactly how I feel lets get going Apopka.Adult jazz and R&B clubs would really make a difference with restaurants. Clothing stores closer than up 436 like on west side.Marden road I feel would be an awesome location. November 30, 2019 at 4:53 pm January 14, 2020 at 9:33 pm November 29, 2019 at 4:24 pm Reply Reply December 1, 2019 at 9:58 am Diana Saundra Santana Jaimecenter_img Reply And we want to keep the nurseries; makes Apopka special! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply Reply Reply Nate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Perhaps another factor would be, there are still many plant nurseries/greenhouses in Apopka and some only get 30 minutes for lunch and that makes it impossible to go anywhere for lunch. Constance D Harrison December 21, 2019 at 5:22 pm As someone who is in their 30’s with disposable income whom drives all over Central Florida as part of their job, Apopka is dated. It’s lack of community spaces and decrepit “historical” buildings do nothing to make residents want to longer in town. I would rather spend my time in Downtown Winter Garden or even Eatonville if I want to enjoy strolling amongst local businesses. I do have to say that Fancy Q Sushi is one of the few establishments I thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to dine in Apopka. Joe We are a young family in Apopka and we often find ourselves driving to Lake Mary, Orlando, and Winter Garden for healthier food options. We love places like Fresh Kitchen and FirstWatch and Specialty Pizza (which uses slightly healthier ingredients). There is so much potential in Apopka and we love it here and hope to stay here for a long time so it really would be nice to see to stop having to drive to Lake Mary or Winter Garden. We are so excited for Lucky’s Market and love Tacos Don Pepe. I think we need to bring more independent restaurants, shops and coffee places to the areas near the West Orange trail. It also couldn’t hurt to advocate for better magnet programs for our Public Schools like the IB programs which have helped schools like Seminole High School and Winter Park High School. December 1, 2019 at 6:14 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply My wife and I just moved to Apopka in one of the newly developed areas and coming from college Park we’re really disappointed with the lack of restaurants and activities in close vicinity. We’re a young couple and have disposable income that we would love to spend in our home town but constantly find ourselves traveling to Winter garden or into Orlando for the objectively better options. PLEASE grow an area like downtown Winter garden, we would love it! December 1, 2019 at 7:37 amlast_img read more

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Publix announces customers will be required to wear face coverings next…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSContactless PaymentCOVID-19Face CoveringsPublix Super Markets Inc.Reusable Bags Previous articleDiversity forward media legislation passes committee under Rep. Demings co-leadership and bi-partisan supportNext articleSeeing through the eyes of another Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Publix thanks its customers for working together to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Besides face masks, they are encouraging cleaning reusable shopping bags after shopping, and using contactless pay options.From Publix Super Markets, Inc.Beginning Tuesday, July 21, customers will be required to use face coverings over their noses and mouths while inside any of its 1,200+ Publix stores. This new mandate is encouraged by the CDC for most individuals, and Publix is following the CDC guidelines.The Florida-based store is also re-emphasizing the CDC’s recommendation to keep six feet of distance from other people in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Publix has put into place new measures to help customers maintain that required distance for their customers and associates.Most of their stores have already had one-way directional signs to reduce customers’ chances of passing another shopper, as well as marking off 6-foot increments at checkout. In addition, Publix managers continue to have the discretion to limit the number of shoppers in a store at one time.As the positive COVID-19 numbers continue to persist, they are asking shoppers to please shop alone, if possible, and to consider two additional ways to keep each other safe: cleaning your reusable bags after each shopping excursion, and utilizing contactless payment options.Get in the habit: Clean your bags after every trip.Publix explains that, while certainly we’re all being more cautious these days, it’s always been important to take good care of the bags used to carry food. Toward that endeavor, they offer some tips for proper use of reusable bags:At HomeCloth bag: Toss your bags in the washing machine and launder in hot water with detergent. Machine or line dry. Do this after every shopping trip.Non-woven polypropylene, nylon, or polyester bags: Remove any inserts and turn bags inside-out. (Clean inserts with a disinfecting spray cleaner.) Hand wash in warm water with soap and rinse. Turn inside out and line dry. Do this after every shopping trip.Store bags in a clean, cool location – not in the car.Clean areas where you unload reusable bags, such as the kitchen counter or table.Do not use reusable grocery bags for other purposes; designate them just for groceries.At the StoreBefore placing meat, poultry, or fish in your reusable bag, place those items in the disposable plastic bags conveniently located in those departments.Contactless pay optionsPublix rolled out contactless pay to all its stores on April 4, including GreenWise Market. This is one more measure they took to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic, and they are encouraging customers to utilize this option.A contactless payment is made by placing a smartphone or contactless pay-enabled credit or debit card near a contactless-enabled device, rather than swiping or inserting a card into the PIN pad. The most commonly known forms of contactless payments are Apple Pay®, Google Pay™ and Samsung Pay®.This digital payment method is in addition to the existing mobile pay option through the Publix app, which customers can still use to finalize their purchases.Click here for FAQ on Publix contactless pay options. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Florida Gets Super Bowl, Daytona 500 on Successive Weekends

first_img TAGSDaytona 500floridaNASCARRaymond James Stadiumsportssuper bowlTampa Previous articleCrucial Factors When Starting a Business from ScratchNext articleWhat You Should Do if You Get Injured on Someone’s Property? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Anna LucasShortly after the calendar turns from 2020 to 2021, two of the most significant and longest-running events of the North American sporting year will be held on successive weekends in Florida. And both of them are being contested barely over an hour’s drive from Apopka.Super Bowl 55 for the championship of the National Football League is set for February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The Super Bowl is annually the No. 1 sports betting day in North America and online betting sites like the Bovada sportsbook will be taking plenty of action on the game that day.Exactly seven days later on February 14, the world’s leading stock car drivers will be revving up their engines and heading for the start/finish line of the Daytona 500. Often referred to as America’s race, or the Super Bowl of stock car racing, the Daytona 500 annually launches the NASCAR season. Americans love NASCAR, so what better day to get the 2021 campaign underway than Valentine’s Day?Florida Is SuperNo state has played host to more Super Bowl games than the Sunshine State. The Super Bowl wasn’t born in Florida – the first game in 1967 was played in Los Angeles – but Florida soon became the go-to site for the NFL’s big game.The second Super Bowl was held at Miami’s Orange Bowl. The Green Bay Packers dumped the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in what was the final game for the legendary Vince Lombardi as coach of the Packers. The trophy that goes to the Super Bowl champions is named the Lombardi Trophy in his honor.“Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech Football v. Kansas Jayhawks” by cbowns is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The Anatomy of Fear “Raymond James Stadium” by JohnSeb is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Super Bowl III was also at the Orange Bowl, marking the first and only time in the game’s history that the same stadium hosted successive Super Bowls. And what a game it was. Led by Joe Namath, who guaranteed victory, the upstart New York Jets, 18-point underdogs, upset the Baltimore Colts 16-7.Two years later, again in Miami, the Colts were back and this time, they beat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13.In total, Miami has played host to a record 13 Super Bowl games, most recently in 2020. Tampa, this year’s host city, held its first Super Bowl in 1984. This will be the fifth game held in Tampa, which puts the city fourth in terms of the most Super Bowl games hosted.Add in Jacksonville’s one Super Bowl and Florida will have played host to a record 16 Super Bowl games by the end of this season. California (12 games) is second on the list.History Could Be MadeThe Miami Dolphins were the first team to play in three Super Bowl games in succession and in 1973, became the first Florida-based NFL team to be Super Bowl champions. The Dolphins own a pair of Super Bowl victories. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are among four teams that are unbeaten in Super Bowl play. The Bucs won their lone appearance in the game, beating the Raiders 48-21 in 2003.In the course of 54 Super Bowl games, no team has ever played the game in their home stadium. Minnesota came close in 2018, when the game was slated for their U.S. Bank Stadium. That year, the Minnesota Vikings lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.Could history be made in Tampa in 2021? In the offseason, the Buccaneers recruited six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady. They are contenders to make the NFC playoffs, and perhaps win their way to a chance to play for the title on their home turf.America’s RaceThe inaugural Daytona 500 was held in 1959, the year that Daytona International Speedway opened. Since 1982, NASCAR has established it as the season-opening race of the Cup series.This will be the ninth time that the race will take place on Valentine’s Day. All eyes will be on Denny Hamlin this season. He won the race in 2019 and again in 2020, joining Sterling Marlin (1994-95), Cale Yarborough (1983-84), and Richard Petty (1973-74) as the only drivers to win the race in successive years.No one has ever finished as the Daytona 500 winner in three successive races. Hamlin also won in 2016. Only Petty (seven) and Yarborough (four) have won the race more often than him. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Some predictions that didn’t… work out

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here It’s prediction season… but we’re not making any today.Below are some business predictions that really went awry.We’re not trying to dunk on the predictors. Rather, we want to show that experts don’t have a monopoly on seeing the future and that there can never be enough new ideas and fresh thinking.Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer on the iPhone in 2007“[Apple’s iPhone] is the most expensive phone in the world, and it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine…”What one anonymous publisher thought about Harry Potter in 1996“Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore.”A Yale professor on Fred Smith’s term paper that became FedEx“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible.”IBM tells Xerox its prediction for photocopiers in 1959“The world potential market for copying machines is 5,000, at most.”Business Week on the prospect of Japanese cars in the US in 1968“With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn’t likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Photo courtesy of The Hustle Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From The Hustle TAGSBusinessCarsFailed PredictionsFedExHarry PotteriPhoneNew IdeasThe HustleXerox Previous article6 Ways to Safeguard Your Home Against IntrudersNext articleComing to Amazon Prime Video in January Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

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