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Indeed, in its third-quarter trading update last October, it raised the dividend by 4%. If results can continue to improve, I believe that the company will attempt to return more money to shareholders.Due to these slightly improved fortunes, I’m holding on to my Shell shares for now. This is despite the number of hurdles that the company is facing, including the fact that its net debt is over $75bn. For a company struggling for profitability, this may hinder the transition into renewable energy and the ability for the oil stock to return significant money to shareholders.Oil stock transitioning into renewable energyIn comparison to many of the other oil stocks, BP has announced a quicker transition into renewable energy. In the long term, I am confident that this can help boost profits and increase the longevity of the company. However, it will also take time to generate profits from this part of the business.There is also the issue of debt. 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first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [2] Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 25, 2013 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ethnic Ministries, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [1] Likely either 23 or 24 June Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service – Burlingame, California] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached June 23 during the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries @ 40 closing Eucharist at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.The text of her sermon follows.Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry 40th Anniversary23 June 2013Grace Cathedral, San FranciscoThe Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchThe nations have gathered, and streamed in to this city set on a hill – there are supposedly 7 hills here, and this is almost certainly the highest one with a church! – the nations have come up to the house of the Lord with great rejoicing.  It is exceedingly fitting to celebrate 40 years of Asiamerica ministry in this church, in this city, in this part of God’s creation.Anglicans first worshipped on these shores on this date in 1579,[1] when Sir Francis Drake’s crew came ashore to pray just north of here.  Those prayers were led by Chaplain Francis Fletcher, and some Native Americans apparently stood and watched the gathering.  The ancestors of those Native Americans came here from Asia thousands of years before.North America’s first Anglican worship in Chinese took place just east of here in Nevada Territory, in the early 1870s, and grew into a ministry that lasted until the ore played out and the miners and railway builders moved on or were expelled.  Japanese-Americans gathered to pray up and down this coast until they were removed to internment camps during WWII.  Winston Ching, born 70 years ago today, is a saint of this church forged in the aftermath of that era.At least from the early 19th century, Americans began to take this faith tradition with them as they traveled the world, through mercantile empires, military invasions, and overtly missionary activity – to Hawai’i, the Philippines, China, Japan, Korea, and beyond.  Our first missionary bishop for overseas work was William Jones Boone, sent to work in Shanghai in 1837, and consecrated in 1844.  He worked there until his death in 1874, translating the prayer book and parts of the Bible.  The second overseas missionary bishop, Horatio Southgate, was also consecrated in 1844, and sent to the other end of Asia as Bishop of Constantinople.The interchange has always been in both directions, from this continent to Asia, and from Asia here.  This complex history includes the witness of Father Hisanori Kano, who came to Nebraska as an agriculturalist and became a powerful and prophetic pastor, and Paul Rusch, who migrated in the other direction to found an agricultural station in Kiyosato and build lasting relationships between these two nations.Migration here followed the end of each war in the Pacific, as well as including those fleeing conflict.  Refugees have come from Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and economic and political migrants from China, Hong Kong, Korea, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.  Today we have among us thriving Hmong and Karen congregations, as well as growing numbers of people with roots in South Asia.  People have found in The Episcopal Church a place to worship, a community to help them settle in a new land, safe harbor from the larger society’s discrimination (although that discrimination has been abundant even within this Church), and partners in building a society of greater justice that looks more like the Reign of God.This Church’s history of interaction with Asia and with Asian-Americans, like the history of all human and sacred communities, is a mixture of holy witness, prejudice and exclusion, solidarity, and all sorts and conditions of charity and mission work.  We have not yet told the whole truth or fully reconciled that history.  This celebration is a sacramental recognition that God continues to bring forth light out of darkness, wholeness from destruction, and new life from death.Migration and border-crossing is part of that cosmic movement.  The wisdom teacher in Ecclesiasticus insists that those who seek God are travelers, looking for what is good and what is not so good, and testing what they find in the people they meet.  God willing, out of that comes understanding, and they become wise teachers of others.  That is an image of the city set on a hill, toward which the nations stream, seeking God and God’s wisdom.The Jesus road is the same kind of traveling Sirach encourages – going into the world, looking for the presence of God and discerning the activity of God’s spirit already at work.  His followers take up their crosses and lose their self-centered lives, moving from one way of life to a new one.  That kind of border crossing brings abundant challenges, but it is the only route to abundant life.  Every person who has migrated knows something of those challenges.  Jesus offers us an example of cosmic migration, as God enters foreign flesh and continues to bless it.  God named that flesh good at the beginning – we’re the ones who misuse it or close off the possibility of blessing we received at creation.  We will not find the reign of God if we’re unwilling to migrate down the road and across the barriers that separate us from God-with-us in those we too often call alien, foreign, or other.  Those others are also part of God’s body, and our own ultimate healing depends on discovering that they are part of us, we are part of them, and we are all part of the same whole.Those wisdom teachers and seekers after God are a very significant part of our journey to this place.  We would not be here today without the witness of others who have picked up their cross and walked, swum, and sailed across borders.  The Ven. Lincoln Eng was one of those powerful witnesses.Archdeacon Eng helped to found EAM, having been a member and chair of its predecessor, EAST (Episcopal Asian-American Strategies Taskforce).  He was born in Seattle, the oldest of 12 children of Chinese immigrants.  He had TB as a young man, and spent time in hospital, and then stuck around to help with the nursing.  He was disenchanted with the Chinese Baptist Church he’d grown up in and learned about the Episcopal Church from a friend.  He was soon baptized and confirmed.  Eventually he came here to study at CDSP.  He started his field work at the Chinese congregation in Oakland but didn’t speak good enough Cantonese to fit in, so he finished his field work at St. Clement’s in Berkeley.  When he graduated the bishop sent him to an African-American congregation in Seattle, and then later to a Japanese-American parish.  He reportedly told the bishop, “I’m Chinese, you know.”  The bishop sent him there because the members wanted him to work with young people.  His work on integration in the Seattle school system had him reminding Spanish teachers that the Latinos they worked with spoke a version of the language that was just as dignified as the Castilian they were pushing.  He worked to integrate the trade unions, which wouldn’t admit blacks or Asians.  When he was 50, he moved across the river to the Diocese of Oregon, where he served as rector of a big suburban congregation outside Portland and then as Archdeacon of the diocese.[2]After he “retired” he continued to serve as an interim.  The first one was in the congregation where I’d agreed to serve a second year as senior warden just before the rector announced he was leaving.  That priest had had a very hard time with the old guard who much preferred the style of his long-term predecessor.  Lincoln arrived and started loving and challenging everybody to move to a new place, down the road from where they’d been, closer to something that looked less like a kindergarten sandbox and more like the Reign of God.  He also told stories about what it had been like to grow up a Chinese kid in Seattle in the 20s and 30s.  They weren’t pretty stories, but they were always about what it’s like to cross borders and tear down dividing walls.That is what EAM is all about, whether it’s first or second or third or a later wave.  We are not yet permanent residents of the kingdom of God, but we do know the direction in which it lies.  That road will take us through a lot of dyings, and it will also yield abundant life.  Some of that dying involves reconciling the wounds of the past, and addressing the injustice and alienation of the present, and some of it is simply about getting out of our own too-comfortable places and states of mind.  New and abundant life awaits those who are willing to pick up and cross over.  There is a reason why we call this cross-cultural ministry – if it is faithful it is about the culture of the cross.  Walk on, my friends.  That is the way to the kingdom! 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Featured Events 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Presiding Bishop preaches during [email protected] closing Eucharist New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! I never vote by absentee, never, because I like to go and vote in person. Now if I know that I am going to be in the hospital, or my husband in the hospital, out of the state, or if I have jury duty, or vehicle breakdowns, then I would request one. But I never have requested one. So one day I looked my mailbox, several years ago, and there was a nice letter from Mayor John Land, who was running for re-election, and I opened it, and I started reading it, and it said, “Thank you for requesting an absentee ballot”. I thought, what? I haven’t requested an absentee ballot!! I thought about making a doo of it, but decided not to, but I said, I would make a doo, of it, if I get to the polls, and then can’t vote. I went and got to vote. I still don’t know what that was about. It could of been a mistake, or maybe it wasn’t, guess I will never know now!!! RIP Mayor Land. March 23, 2016 at 6:56 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka City Commission ElectionsEarly Voting Previous articleWhy Early Voting Can Not HappenNext articleEaster falls on a Sunday this Year? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tenita Reid Reply The intrigue of Early Voting in an Apopka Precinct is over, and because of rules established before Election Day it won’t be happening.Speculation of an Apopka venue surfaced this weekend when Orange County Election Supervisor Bill Cowles spoke to Mayor Kilsheimer with the idea of providing county staff to conduct early voting in Apopka.“Because of the issues on (the March 15th) Election Day, I wanted to make a gesture to the Apopka voters for early voting for the runoff election,” Cowles explained. “The Supervisor of Elections Office would staff and run an early voting site in Apopka at no charge to the City. But the Mayor pointed out he can’t go back and change the rules. It would take the City Council to amend the early voting rules in the proclamation.”The early voting idea seemed to have died on Monday.But on Tuesday City Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith contacted County Commissioner Bryan Nelson and asked if there was an Orange County location in close proximity to Apopka that might be available. It was Nelson’s impression that the primary reason early voting could not be held in Apopka was due to no suitable location being available, this based on his conversation with Cowles.Arrowsmith is in one of the two runoff elections and faces Kyle Becker in the race for Seat #4.Later on Tuesday Nelson said he had secured the use of the John Bridges Center (in South Apopka) for the April 4th-8th early voting dates.But by Wednesday afternoon, the notion had died again when the City of Apopka posted this statement:“The City of Apopka will hold a runoff election for two City Council seats from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, April 12, as designated by City Code. Voting will be held at the Apopka Community Center, located at 519 S. Central Avenue in Apopka. Early voting will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 4-8 at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office at 119 W. Kaley St. in Orlando.The City of Apopka established these dates, times and locations last year, through City Ordinance 2436 and a Mayor’s Proclamation on Dec. 2, 2015. This same method of early voting has been used in Apopka for all recent past elections.Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles – who is contracted to run the upcoming election runoff – recently offered to have early voting within the City of Apopka. However any change in city election procedures typically would require approval from the City Council, and there is not enough time to accomplish that and still comply with the law.Florida Statute 101.657 requires that if a municipality provides for early voting, then the municipality or elections supervisor must designate early voting sites no later than the 30th day prior to the date of the election. The location of early voting sites must also be provided to the Florida Division of Elections no later than the 30th day before the election takes place.City of Apopka code Sec. 34-36 (c) also establishes that procedures for early voting – and, in this case, changes to those procedures – must be established by resolution “not less than 60 days prior to the city general election,” which was held on March 15.Therefore, the option to change early voting sites and procedures for this runoff election is not available to the city due to the time requirements of both state and local laws.The City of Apopka encourages all residents to exercise their right to vote in the April 12 runoff election. Early and absentee voting is available through the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.”According to Cindy Clark, the notion of a local early voting precinct would have been nearly unprecedented.“One time over 10 years ago, Apopka conducted early voting for a runoff at City Hall,” said Clark, the Senior Deputy in the Elections Department. “But not since then. No one has had early voting in its city since then. Not any of the 11 Municipalities in Orange County.”center_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2 COMMENTS Mary Jane I’m not surprised. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_imgDemonstrators joined Portland’s Stop the Killings Caravan rally at Waterfront Park on May 4 to protest Philippines President Duterte’s U.S.-backed dictatorship.Portland, Ore. — A delegation of Philippine educators, activists and survivors of human rights violations is traveling through the U.S. with the “Stop the Killings” Caravan. Their goal is to educate people and develop broad support against the atrocities and deaths of over 14,000 Filipino people carried out by the U.S.-backed dictatorship of President Rodrigo Duterte.The delegation is calling for social and economic equity, a return of farmers’ land, freedom from foreign intervention, and an end to all forms of U.S. military aid and support for fascism in the Philippines.About 100 demonstrators joined Portland’s Stop the Killings Caravan rally at Waterfront Park on May 4. Speakers called for an end to the brutal atrocities and murder of Filipino people. They marched to the federal courthouse and across the Hawthorne Bridge, where they dropped “Stop the Killings” banners on both sides.The caravan began in Washington, D.C., stopping in five major cities and completing the tour in the Bay Area from May 6 through May 9 and in Los Angeles on May 10-11.For more information, contact the U.S. International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines & Malaya Movement at [email protected] Donations can be made at thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE TTIP Work between US and EU Resumes in July TTIP updateNegotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are set to continue next month. The trade agreement is between the European Union and the United States, and upon resumption of talks in July American Farm Bureau trade specialist Dave Salmonsen says many agriculture issues must be resolved to complete the deal. Those include sanitary barriers and standards by the EU, eliminating tariffs for U.S. products and geographic indicators.“These are the kind of things that are still under contention and are looming as continuing barriers for moving ahead on the ag section. So, these have been issues that have been going on, but flared up even more recently.”Salmonsen says the talks next month will likely focus on eliminating tariffs. The EU currently levies higher tariffs than the United States.“These are classic issues to talk about in trade and I think there’s a desire to try to get an agreement on something. Removing tariffs is important, always, and still important in agriculture in our trade with the European Union.”He warns political issues could impact the negations, including the vote in Britain to consider leaving the EU and of course our own U.S. presidential election.“The referendum in Britain is on June 23rd. Depending on the outcome, that could lead to a lot of uncertainty over the future of the European Union. And, of course, some of the positions on trade issues from some of the presidential candidates leads to uncertainty on the European Union side about how this TTIP deal will progress in the future after the end of the Obama administration.”Source: AFBF Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 7, 2016 Previous articleGovernor Dedicates Indiana Statehood Forever Stamp with Agriculture ImageNext articleFarmers Still Pessimistic About Their Economic future Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News TTIP Work between US and EU Resumes in Julylast_img read more