Music camp connects Six Nations’ youth with heritage

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Music camp connects Six Nations’ youth with heritage Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Youth & Young Adults Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA By Ben Graves Posted Aug 18, 2015 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Campers and volunteer leaders at the second Music for the Spirit summer camp in Ohsweken, Six Nations. Photo: Richelle Miller[Anglican Journal] The village of Ohsweken in Six Nations of the Grand River, Ont., recently played host to the second Music for the Spirit summer day camp, which three Anglican Church of Canada agencies co-sponsored with other faith groups and charitable organizations.The nine-day camp, held July 2-10, was geared toward youth ages nine through 14, and was aimed at “creating friendships, joy, and laughter through music.”It was also meant to explore “life promotion strategies” by “building the self-esteem of young people,” teaching “respect and acceptance for oneself and others,” and providing “a creative outlet for the expression of emotions,” according to a grant proposal submitted to the Anglican Healing Fund by the Rev. Norman Casey, of the Anglican Parish of the Six Nations. (A grant from the Anglican Healing Fund, in combination with a 2014 donation from the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, provided for the bulk of the camp’s inventory of guitars and keyboards.)The camp was free to the public, and had a full complement of 27 participants, just over half of whom were returnees from the previous year. Eighteen adult and young adult volunteers from the local Six Nations community donated their time and energy as camp leaders in order to make it a reality.Campers had the opportunity to gain experience on a number of different instruments, including guitar, violin, and keyboard. The guitar played an especially prominent role, due largely to its historic “affinity with the Six Nations community,” said an evaluative report co-authored by Scott Knarr, camp director, Richelle Miller, camp media and advertising co-ordinator, and the Rev. Casey.Participants were able to explore and connect to parts of their cultural heritage as camp leaders guided them through the making of traditional hand drums, water drums, and cow horn rattles—which they were free to take with them at the end of camp. Four Mohawk-language singing mentors were also on hand to teach campers traditional singing methods of the Six Nations; one participant discovered a hitherto unknown passion for traditional dance during these lessons. Several campers had the chance to share what they had learned with the wider Six Nations community on a trip to the local Iroquois Lodge seniors’ residence, where they performed a selection of songs accompanied by guitar and violin.The majority of the camp took place in the Six Nations Community Hall, a space the report described as “a joy from which to make music.” The Six Nations Elected Council waived the operation and maintenance fees for the camp’s duration as a gesture of support and an acknowledgment of the importance of Music for the Spirit for Six Nations youth. The hall also served as the site of the camp’s closing concert, which was well attended by participants’ families and members of the Six Nations community.Faithlife Financial, Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo, the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) and the Anglican Church of Canada’s Indigenous ministries also contributed to the camp. The latter two were particularly helpful in securing the presence of several traditional Indigenous music instructors, who made the trip from Alaska to teach at the camp for a second year, said organizers. A donation from a local member of the Anglican Parish of the Six Nations helped cover the cost of the meals and snacks for the campers. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Julien Arias great individual try for Stade Francais

first_imgMonday Aug 23, 2010 Julien Arias great individual try for Stade Francais Stade Francais made it two from two this weekend as they beat newcomers La Rochelle 41-26 in the Top 14 at the Stade Charlety. Julian Arias scored a fantastic individual effort, which is featured here today.Under new boss Michael Cheika the Paris based side are looking good so far, even if it is only two weeks into the new campaign. Their disappointing form in recent times led to the sacking of Ewen Mackenzie, and later Jaques Delmas and Didier Faugeron.Cheika arrives with huge expectation, and hell have his hands full in the quest to satisfy club president Max Guazzini. He proved himself at Leinster, so whether he can do the same in Paris will be fascinating to watch.La Rochelle threatened early in the this game, but Stade ran out convincing winners in the end after tries by centre Mathieu Bastareaud, Ollie Phillips, Dimitri Szarzewski, Hugo Southwell and then this great effort from Julien Arias.Theyve now made it two from two and scored over 40 points for the second week running. Whether they can maintain that form is another matter altogether, but with a backline littered with talent, they will be an exciting side to watch this year. :: Related Posts :: Julien Arias try vs Cardiff Blues in 2004 Time: 0:47ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Oxfam to hold 2,500 concerts in ‘Oxjam’ in October

first_imgThe Oxjam microsite contains detailed advice to the public on how to put on a music event, both in the form of a downloadable tool-kit and a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Oxfam to hold 2,500 concerts in ‘Oxjam’ in October Howard Lake | 16 July 2006 | News Oxfam is encouraging supporters to host fundraising concerts during October in a nationwide programme called ‘Oxjam’ that it believes will be the “biggest ever music festival”.So far over 650 events have been arranged, and performers including the Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand and GoldFrapp have confirmed they will be lending support.Ricky Wilson, lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs, said: “Oxjam is a new festival that will keep up the momentum of Live8. Whether it’s shaking a tambourine for hours, dancing til the break of dawn or forming a band on the spot. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Please sign up and make a noise.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Scottish fundraisers receive awards at annual conference

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish fundraisers receive awards at annual conference Howard Lake | 8 November 2006 | News  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Sense Scotland did particularly well at the awards ceremony, winning the three awards for Direct Marketing and Communications; One-off Fundraising; and Excellence in Fundraising. Children 1st took the Donor Recruitment award whilst the Bethany Christian Trust won the Community/ Local Fundraising Award for their successful Caring Christmas Trees project. The top Scottish fundraisers have been announced at The Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s Annual conference.Quarriers’ Morag Fleming was named fundraiser of the year award in recognition of her role in increasing regular gifts to her charity and for her voluntary work to support high standards in the sector. Morag said that none of what she had achieved could have been done without the “inspiration and motivation we receive from the people that Quarriers support.”The volunteer of the year award went to prolific marathon runner Tommy Armstrong who, over 20 years, has raised over £60,000 for several charities by taking part in many road races, all at his own expense, including some 31 marathons. Advertisementlast_img read more

Millions salute election victory in Bolivia

first_imgSupporters of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) in the streets Oct. 18 to celebrate the landslide victory of their candidate.Millions of people cheer with delight the landslide victory of the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) in the Bolivian elections. We join them.The rightists who came together for last November’s coup are split, squabbling over the spoils of corruption. Their ten-month rule destroyed Bolivia, leaving its population defenseless before the pandemic. That Bolivia’s Indigenous people and workers have resisted the pro-imperialist coup regime and its massacres — and have handed the MAS this electoral triumph — is a slap in the face to the imperialists, local fascists and oligarchy.A slap in the face. Not a shot to the heart.While we heartily join the Bolivian people’s celebration, we have to keep in mind the dangers that still exist. The safeguard to victory for the oppressed classes is the possession of their own instruments of power.U.S. imperialists — whether the hated Trump or the Biden variety — have both targeted Bolivia’s people and its former president, still in exile, Evo Morales. A measure of MAS’ success will be Morales’ ability to return to Bolivia. The imperialists and the local oligarchy fear his ability to mobilize the masses of people — as only he can at this moment.The rightist Carlos Mesa, who finished second, speaks softly. Last October and November, Mesa showed he too was dangerous. Fascist Luis Camacho, who finished a distant third, still has a base of power in the eastern city of Santa Cruz and still has backers among the police and fascist gangs.The national military, who betrayed Morales last year, remains tied by many strings to the wealthy and especially to U.S. imperialism. The elections have shown that the vast majority supports the MAS and that they are ready to defend it. We in the imperialist center must give all possible support to whatever steps they take to assure that defense succeeds.— John Catalinotto FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

City of South Pasadena Wins “Bike to Work Day” Challenge

first_img Top of the News Subscribe 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 More Cool Stuff South Pasadena City Council, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), challenged the elected officials of the San Gabriel Valley Cities and the City of Los Angeles in securing the largest number of pledges for “Bike to Work Day” on Thursday May 16, 2013, as part of the official “Bike Week LA.” The results are in. Based on Metro’s index calculations, which used the number of pledges per capita, the City of South Pasadena won the challenge!Mayor Richard D. Schneider said, “Thank you to all those in South Pasadena and everywhere in the LA basin who took part in the challenge.” He thanked Metro for organizing the event and for working to improve the available options for mobility.“The City of South Pasadena has long promoted multimodal transportation options and is firmly committed to combining bicycling with mass transit for longer trips,” stated Councilmember Michael A. Cacciotti. The Bike to Work challenge was a perfect opportunity for San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles officials to spread the word and encourage residents, business owners, employers, school districts and others to do their part to improve our quality of life.To find out more about bicycling in the City of South Pasadena go to First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Community News 117 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Government City of South Pasadena Wins “Bike to Work Day” Challenge From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 14, 2013 | 2:07 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

LIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggression

first_img Previous articleNew phase of Wild Atlantic Way to include LimerickNext articleOpinion – World in Union #RWC2015 Staff Reporter Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ONE in every four students have experienced unwanted and aggressive sexual behaviour, including groping, sexualised verbal abuse and unwanted sexual contact, according to a study conducted at a Limerick third level college.Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) research collective, Social Science ConneXions, has found that up to 25 per cent of students surveyed earlier this year reported having experienced a “sexually unwanted or aggressive incident”.The survey was conducted online across all four LIT campuses. 338 responses were received and the key findings also showed that five per cent had experienced a non-consensual sexual encounter and five per cent of male respondents had experienced a sexually unwanted or aggressive incident.Karen Sugrue, Sociology lecturer and researcher with Social Science ConneXions said that while there was an enormous amount of evidence that students were particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and unwanted sexual behaviour, they wanted to find out if this was also the case for LIT students.“We’re delighted with the response from the management team at LIT who have taken the issue extremely seriously”, she added.LIT lecturer Jennifer Moran Stritch, who is director of the Loss and Grief research group, said that some people believed that the only type of sexual assault is rape.“We are also aware of the importance of verbal abuse, atmosphere and the sense of feeling intimidated. We want our students to live and study in an environment where they feel safe and know how and where to access supports should they need them”.Mairead Keogh, Vice President of LIT Students Union said that prevention of unwanted or aggressive incidents was the key to ensuring a safer environment for students and the students union strongly support the measures implemented.LIT Registrar Terry Twomey said that LIT had an exemplary record in student safety on campus.“We have had no reported incidents here at LIT, and we take pre-emptive action through our Student Safety Programme to ensure that we maintain our exemplary record. Nonetheless, as part of LIT’s Student Safety Programme, our Social Science Connexions unit carried out a small pilot survey of students on any experience of sexual harassment they might have had”.He added that because LIT had no reported incidents, the negative experiences reported most likely related to life off-campus.“Still, the institute is taking no chances. Last week, LIT introduced a new presentation on consent to all new students as part of our Student Safety Programme. LIT is leading the sector in this way and our objective is to maintain our exemplary record of student safety,” he concluded.National research indicates that only about 1 in 10 incidents are reported. To address this and support students, LIT ran a programme of discussion about consent during September induction days for 1st year students that ties in with the No Grey Areas campaign launched nationally by Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, Francis Fitzgerald, last Friday. Emailcenter_img Print Twitter Facebook NewsLIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggressionBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2015 1100 last_img read more

Councils to revamp race policies

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Public bodies will have to undertake a root-and-branch review of employmentpolicies after the biggest change to race laws in a quarter of a century. Home Secretary Jack Straw said public-sector employers will have a legalduty to promote race equality. Exemptions for some bodies, including thepolice, Immigration Service, Civil Service and the Prison Service, from lawsagainst indirect race discrimination will also end. Ethnic minority staff adversely affected by policies in these sectors willnow have the same right as all employees to take tribunal action. Penaltieswill be in line with existing racism cases. The Race Relations (Amendment) Bill will force the public sector to step upethnic monitoring and push equality into mainstream policy-making. Recruitment, pay and appraisal systems, promotion, career development andtraining will come under the microscope. Straw said he wants public bodies to take a lead in ending racediscrimination and has put the spotlight on the previously neglected area ofindirect bias. He made no changes to the law banning private-sector firms fromindirectly discriminating but the renewed emphasis on the issue will placegreater pressure on them to improve employment practices. Public-sector HR directors welcomed the law changes and said some bodies hadneglected equality policies. “For some organisations it will just meanfine tuning; for others it will mean more fundamental change,” said countypersonnel officer at Gloucestershire County Council Alwyn Rea. Rita Sammons, president of local authority HR body Socpo, said the changescombined with the Best Value scheme would force all councils to improve ethnicmonitoring. Francesca Okosi at Brent council said the private sector needs tofollow suit. Unions say they have no plans for a witch hunt in the public sector butwarned that all employment policies would be scrutinised. Sir Herman Ouseley, outgoing chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality,said the laws will be “a decisive step” towards setting standards onrace issues. By John Robinson Councils to revamp race policiesOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_imgPeopleOn 25 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article • Electronics manufacturer Lite-On has recruited Fiona Allen as HR advisor. She will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the department, implementing a strategic HR development plan and recruitment and selection. She moves from Newcastle University where she was HR assistant.• Louise Gill has joined De Roma Ice Cream in Wigan as HR manager. She will be responsible for setting up an HR department at the ice-cream manufacturer. She moves from British Aerospace at Brough where she was personnel associate.• Martin Cuthbert has joined Sonae as HR manager at its new £70m corporate centre in Liverpool. The centre will provide services to the Portuguese multinational’s timber products factories in Peterlee, County Durham and Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Cuthbert previously spent 10 years in HR at United Utilities in Warrington.• On-line mortgage and consumer finance company Creditweb has appointed Alison Beech as head of HR. Beech was previously UK director of HR at Guardian Royal Exchange. Before that she was managing director of Guardian Mortgage Services. She has worked in the financial services sector for almost 20 years.• ABB UK has appointed Alan Dunbar as HR manager for ABB Service and Solutions and Davina Griffith as HR manager for ABB Building Technologies. Dunbar will be based in Leicester while Griffith, who was HR director for the mechanical and electrical group at Amec, will be based at the head office in Solihull.Choice Hotels Europe has appointed Neil Porter as group training manager. He will be responsible for recruiting management trainees as well as implementing and managing training for staff. He previously ran his own training consultancy where he specialised in recruitment and leadership skills. Before that he was area training manager with the Accor Group, after spending 14 years in a variety of training and development roles with Granada.• John Gotting has been appointed principal at on-line HR and development consultancy He has been running consultancy Couchman, Gotting and Partners for the last seven years, following a career in HR. Alison Young, formerly HR manager at Shell, and Sally Hannam, former training manager at VNU business publications, will join him as HR consultant.• Tom Raftery has joined HR consultancy Watson Wyatt as senior consultant in the organisational effectiveness team. He moves from Arthur Andersen where he was a senior manager in the people competency group, working on large change projects. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Food spectrum and trophic position of an Arctic cephalopod, Rossia palpebrosa (Sepiolida), inferred by stomach contents and stable isotope (δ13C and δ15N) analyses

first_imgRossia palpebrosa (Sepiolida) is the most abundant nekto-benthic cephalopod in the Arctic; however, its feeding and trophic ecology are largely unknown. This work aims to assess the role of this species in Arctic ecosystems based on the contents of its stomach and analyses of δ13C and δ15N stable isotopes in its beak. The main taxa identified in the food spectrum were Crustacea (frequency of occurrence: 52.1%), followed by Polychaeta (14.6%) and fishes (6.3%). Sipuncula and Echinoidea were occasionally found and were recorded here as R. palpebrosa prey for the first time, as well as Polychaeta and Euphausiacea. A significant geographic increase in δ13C values (mean ± SE, -19.3 ± 0.2‰) from the Barents Sea to West Greenland was found, but no significant ontogenetic increase, suggesting no migrations occurred among different water masses. Values of δ15N (8.7 ± 0.2‰) and trophic level (TL; 3.6 ± 0.1) revealed significant ontogenetic increases and an absence of geographic patterns, suggesting the trophic role of this species is similar throughout the studied part of the Arctic. Stable isotope values, TL and food spectrum for R. palpebrosa are close to Arctic nekto-benthic predatory fishes and shrimps, especially Pandalus borealis. However, sepiolids prey on organisms exceeding their own size and do not scavenge. A gradual ontogenetic decrease in isotopic niche width, while increasing diversity in the food spectrum of larger specimens, was observed in R. palpebrosa. However, δ13C values, i.e. variation in primary productivity supporting food sources, were more responsible for these ontogenetic differences in niche size than δ15N valueslast_img read more