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IGT to power Maverick sports betting launch in Colorado

first_img IGT to power Maverick sports betting launch in Colorado Online sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Online sports betting Retail sports betting Read the full story on iGB North America. Under the agreement, IGT’s PlaySports platform will support retail sports betting at the three Maverick land-based casinos in Colorado, as well as online sports betting throughout the state via Play Maverick Sports. PlaySports kiosks will be installed at the Grand Z Casino and Johnny Z’s Casino in Central City, as well as Z Casino in Black Hawk, as part of the retail aspect of the agreement. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, the IGT PlaySports platform, complete with a fully integrated player account management (PAM) solution, will power the Play Maverick Sports mobile app. Regions: Colorado 24th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher International Game Technology (IGT) has brokered a deal to power online and retail sports betting for Maverick Gaming in Colorado. Tags: IGT Maverick Gaming Maverick took ownership of the three land-based properties in December last year, acquiring the casinos from CC Gaming. Email Addresslast_img read more

Karamba launches its first Pay N Play casino in Finland

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Tech & innovation Online casino Payments The mobile-first online casino’s Pay N Play solution, powered by Trustly, means players can play without needing to register. Trustly will provide payment services and KYC and enhanced fraud protection solutions to support this. “What makes Griffon really special is ensuring that players get to feast on the games as easily as possible and are not let down by a poor registration or cash-out experience. We believe the new ‘Pay N Play’ at Griffon offers the best in casino entertainment and is what the future of online gaming could look like.” 9th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Malta Online casino “We have big plans for the future to expand our Pay N Play offering far more widely and see it as a key part of our product range long-term.” The site will feature more than 700 games from casino suppliers such as Pariplay, Play’n Go, iSoft Bet, Blueprint, Pragmatic Play, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming and Microgaming, including slots, table game, card game, and poker offerings, as well as live casino.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Currently, the site is open for Finnish players through a Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence. However, Karamba said it had plans to expand across the Nordics as the year goes on. “Launching Griffon Casino marks a big step forward for Karamba as we enter the Pay N Play market,” Joel Momigliano, vice president at Karamba, said. “We have built the product with player needs paramount – bringing together the best games, on the best platform, with the best processes, giving customers a quick and easy experience that we know they so badly want.  Karamba, the B2C division of Aspire, has launched Griffon Casino, its first Pay N Play offering, initially to Finnish players. Karamba launches its first Pay N Play casino in Finland Tags: Karamba Aspire Trustly Pay n play “We thought a lot about what would be the best entry into the Pay N Play’ market and came up with a unique all mobile product, combining a slick registration model with an adventure brand,” Karamba head of brand Neal Kydd said. “By embedding our retention effort, we strove to create higher value for the player.  Email Addresslast_img read more

How I plan to start earning a passive income in 2021 with £100 a month

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The FTSE 250 is comprised of smaller growth stocks which tend to outperform their large peers in the long run. As well as investing in the FTSE 250, I also plan to increase my monthly contributions in the long term. Starting off at £100 a month, I’m looking to improve my contributions by around 15% a year. Thanks to these two changes, I think it’s possible to build a £300k financial nest egg within 20 years. This would provide a passive income stream of £12,000 a year. Another 10 years of saving could provide an investment pot worth more than £1m. Invested in the FTSE 100 with a yield of 4%, this could generate an annual passive income of £40,000. I’m not targeting a £1m pot just yet, but it’s something I might consider at a later date. In the meantime, I plan to use the strategy outlined above to build a passive income stream using stocks and shares. To hit my monthly target, I plan on setting up a regular direct debit and investment plan with a low-cost online stockbroker. 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Presiding Bishop on Middle East peacemaking: Engage, don’t divest

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN March 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm I am deeply saddened that Christian Church leaders around the globe seem to be either blissfully ignorant or prefer to bury their heads in the sand. The facts are:1. Israel has never ever had any interest in any just peace. It has no reason to because it knows that westerners lack the moral courage to call a spade a spade.2. Western Church leaders, as well as politicians, always call on the Palestinians to recognize Israel’s right to exist, but had never ever asked the Israelis to recognize the rights of the indigenous people of Palestine! Leon Spencer says: March 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm Most of the postings in response to this statement that the Episcopal Church should ‘invest and not divest’ reflect the fact that this has been the nonproductive path we have been on for decades. It has not brought an end to the oppression. An honest review of the options reveals that Boycott, Divestiture and Sanctions are the only NON VIOLENT actions that have any chance of ending the oppressive occupation that our nation has been supporting. I will do my best to refuse to support the occupation through BDS.It comes to mind that the denial of strong non violent action may come out of a primarily political point of view. It keeps an eye on AIPAC, the captivity of the Congress, and the cost to any elected official to resist the actions of the Israeli government which will not stop the settlements (colonies) in the West Bank and the embargo of Gaza and worries about unsettling the strong Zionist establishment. On the other hand a growing number of us are moved to act for peace through justice rather than a political calculus. Is this not about justice? What does justice require of us? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Israel-Palestine, By Pat McCaughanPosted Mar 28, 2012 March 31, 2012 at 1:13 am How incredibly sad the Presiding Bishop’s “make nice” talk to the powers-that-be in downtown LA after decades of oppression and death in downtown Palestine. How incredibly sad the brave words in these comments by leaders of EPF’s Palestine-Israel Network who have recommended to the General Convention a shameful, embarrassing resolution that urges us to “study” the 2009 Kairos Document and report our thoughts to the next GC in 2015.I have been to Palestine ( and know apartheid when I see it.It is past time for a resolution that will urge the church and its people to boycott goods made on settlements on occupied Palestinian land and to disinvest from American companies (e.g., Caterpillar, Motorola, Veolia) that profit from the occupation. And it is past time for us to say that we find it offensive to be called anti-Semites when we criticize the ill-considered, mean-spirited policies of a right-wing Israeli government.If a church will not speak the truth, who will? Randy & Doni Heyn-Lamb says: Presiding Bishop on Middle East peacemaking: Engage, don’t divest Comments are closed. Charles C. Read says: Mark James says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Joe Catron says: Addison Bross says: 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 Cabell Tennis says: Ethan Vesely-Flad says: 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 Malcolm Lowe says: Cleon (Chips) Shutt,jr. says: March 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm As one whose first General Convention as a Deputy was in 1988, I have worked on a number of the resolutions on Israel/Palestine but beginning with the 2009 General Convention the Episcopal Church appears to be on a plateau at the same time that there are new movements for a just peace in Israel/Palestine. I hope there will be the opportunity for a discussion on next steps for our Church at our coming General Convention so we will be able to move beyond the position set forth by Bishop Katharine. Cleon (Chips) Shutt,jr. says: John Heermans says: Comments (19) Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA March 29, 2012 at 10:00 am We spoke today with Suhaila Tarazi, Director of Al Ahli Anglican Hospital in Gaza, where access to electricity has fallen to one or two hours a day. We as a church can and should offer humanitarian aid, but such aid becomes endless and increasingly inadequate if we never address the root cause of Palestinian suffering resulting from Israel’s ongoing blockade, occupation and expropriation of land and resources. Sadly, the Presiding Bishop ignores these basic issues.As others have noted, the Presiding Bishop’s remarks contain both historical inaccuracies and calls for the church to continue efforts that have failed repeatedly. However, it is bewildering that she claims that BDS will “only harm Palestinians,” when in fact, many Palestinians, including signers of the Kairos Document, representing every single Christian denomination in the Holy Land, have called for BDS. How condescending to assert that we American Episcopalians know better than Palestinians what is good for them. March 29, 2012 at 12:24 am Prior to 1939, there were those who called for a “deeper engagement with the Nazis, people from different traditions eating together, listening to each other’s stories” in order to have peace.Urging our legislators and government to encourage dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian leaders? Urging Israel to freeze the settlement activity? Where have we been for the last 10 years? These ideas will only support and encourage continued illegal occupation and colonization of Jerusalem and the West Bank and collective punishment of Gaza residents. Are we not complicit to these crimes? Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Sami Joseph says: March 29, 2012 at 12:54 am As two of the 200 or so in attendance we would say that the Presiding Bishop’s comments were met with something less than enthusiasm. In fact, after the initial astonished gasps, the feeling of energy being sucked from the room was palpable.By the show of hands earlier in the meeting, perhaps two-thirds of the attendees had made pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine, some of us on multiple occasions. And some of those present were born in “the land of the Holy One.” These were not people who need to be lectured on being engaged in achieving Middle East peace.As a statement of fact, “the Episcopal Church does not endorse divestment or boycott” is true enough. But that does not mean that there is unanimity of opinion on what our position should be, or that the current policy of the Episcopal Church will always be so. Many of us who are deeply engaged in the peacemaking process have come to believe that Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) are a legitimate nonviolent tool to bring about desired change in society.On a personal level, we have been engaged in a several-years long process of examining our investments and purchases to make sure, to the degree we are able, that we boycott products and divest ourselves from companies based in the illegal Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories as well as companies in Israel (and the United States) which profit from the illegal Occupation. We also purchase products from Palestine like olive oil, soap, olive wood items and handwork whenever possible.Does this make us anti-semitic? Hardly. If a committed, self-proclaimed Zionist like the Jewish American professor Peter Beinart can publish an Op-Ed last week (in the New York Times of all places!) calling for BDS on the illegal settlements in the West Bank, why shouldn’t American Episcopalians examine the issues and explore all the options available as we seek to support our Israeli and Palestinian sisters and brothers and be faithful disciples of Jesus.And while the Episcopal Church does not YET endorse divestment or boycott, the winds of change are blowing in our Church on this issue as well. This summer, at our General Convention, resolutions will be introduced calling on the Episcopal Church to commit herself to engage in a three-year study of the issues which make finding a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians difficult. The resolution will recommend the use of the Kairos Palestine document (co-authored by the Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek and other Palestinian Christians ) and a newly revised Episcopal version of Steadfast Hope (available from the Episcopal Peace Fellowship ). We believe both documents should be read and discussed by all Episcopalians concerned about the Mideast.Among several factual errors in her speech, the Presiding Bishop said that the Palestinian Authority needs to recognize Israel’s right to exist. And yet the Palestine Liberation Organization (from which the PA was born) recognized that right nearly 25 years ago, despite Israel having neither a constitution nor defined borders.And we question her contention that BDS will harm the Palestinians. Palestinians have little opportunity for international trade and ever fewer opportunities to work in Israel. So economic pressure will be felt in the illegal settlements and Israel, where it is intended to move people toward peaceful change. It is hard to imagine BDS having a more harmful effect on the Palestinians than the current Israeli practices of closed borders, internal checkpoints, and land confiscation do.We pray that our Presiding Bishop will hear the prophetic voice of those like Archbishop Desmond Tutu who believe that “if an elephant is standing on the tail of a mouse, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” Sunny Hallanan says: March 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm Several posts ago, a writer accused the Presiding Bishop of distorting the Palestinian Authority’s record on recognizing Israel. As I interpreted Bishop Katharine’s remarks at the Middle East Peacemakers Luncheon in Los Angeles, the newly combined Palestinian Authority – which will soon include Hamas – has yet to come out with a statement recognizing Israel’s right to exist and renouncing violence (though the new unity-PA is widely expected to).The same writer, a couple, claimed that Bishop Katharine’s comments “sucked the air out of the room” and that the response from the 200 attendees to Bishop Katharine included “astonished gasps.” What I heard was very loud, enthusiastic, and sustained applause from a room full of mainstream L.A. Episcopalians who heard just what they wanted to hear from their Presiding Bishop. I assume the “gasps” were coming from the couple writing the comment.I have never found it useful to claim distortion on someone else’s part by adding one’s own distortion. Peter Beinart did not, in his recent New York Times op-ed, endorse the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. His op-ed called for a Zionist-led boycott of settlements and items produced in settlements – a tiny fraction of Israel’s Gross Domestic Product. Moreover, Mr. Beinart noted his personal abhorrence of boycotting anything Jewish, as he is Jewish, and compared his notion of a settlement-specific boycott to that led by the progressive movement against Arizona for its anti-immigrant laws.Finally, it is important to note that no moderate Jewish organizations, nor mainstream Christian denominations, are in favor of the BDS movement against Israel. No “winds of change” claims by BDS activists will make it so. The Episcopal Church has repeatedly reaffirmed its position on the Israel-Palestine issue. I am grateful to Bishop Katharine for coming to Los Angeles and once again setting the record straight. February 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm “Some 2,800 Palestinian Christians — including the Patriarchs of the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches, and the Mayor of Bethlehem — have already publicly signed the Kairos Palestine document calling for support of BDS.” Nobody should be mislead by this false claim. A former Latin Patriarch signed it as a private individual. No Greek Patriarch signed it; instead it was signed by a Greek Orthodox bishop who is known for hostility to the Patriarchate. For more details, see: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing April 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm Didn’t the likes of Schori call it “constructive engagement,” rather than “deeper engagement,” the last time? I liked that better; it had a nicer ring to it. More practical; less hippie dippie.Thank God the Anglican Communion still boasts Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose support for the Palestinian struggle against Israeli apartheid (as he describes it) is legendary. His words might prove particularly illuminating for Schori:“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”Or as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. paraphrased Dante Alighieri:“The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.” Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Newland Smith says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Eileen White Read says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC April 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm Amen Amen The beginning of the collapse of apartheid was when divestment became a reality. Israel will milk the peace process for as long as possible and continue to build in the illegal occupied territories until the world plays hard ball with them as it did in South Africa. Maurine and Bob Tobin says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Middle East, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET April 1, 2012 at 1:36 am For decades the Palestinian people in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza have endured military occupation, the taking of their land by force, demolishment of their homes, loss of their major water sources, siege and collective punishment – all of this done with the support of American taxpayers to the tune of billions of dollars annually, because our elected officials refuse to acknowledge or address those injustices for fear of losing votes due to extremely well organized and effective Zionists here and abroad.In this country growing numbers of people believe that most churches, including our Episcopal Church, have largely ignored the injustices committed daily against the Palestinians. Many people believe our Church leaders have closed their eyes and ears to these crimes and violations of international law. Do our leaders not have an obligation and responsibility to speak out against these injustices which our nation is supporting – and make sure we do something effective about it?We appeal to our Church leaders to summon the courage to call for and commit our Church to an organized program of education for all our members to become informed about the conditions, events and reasons which have led to today’s continuing injustices in what many of us call theHoly Land and our country’s policies in supporting them…and to do that now!By committing our Church to this program, many people in this country who have lost faith in our Church as a moral force in our society, will immediately be attracted and there will be tremendous support from them and people of many other faiths. Christians, Jews, and Muslims here and abroad are begging us to wake up and stand up for what we profess to believe in – peace and justice. Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm “The Episcopal Church does not endorse divestment or boycott.” Reminds me of the Church Pension Fund during the anti-apartheid struggle. There is certainly a process involved in considering divestment, not least of which is what Palestinians are saying, and what voices to listen to when opinions differ. But eventually the Episcopal Church did support divestment in South Africa (in a way), and in any case, the argument that divestment “will only end in punishing Palestinians economically” is a tired and sad excuse not to do so. We might also ask ourselves how our engagement with the State of Israel has been working for us in supporting justice and dignity for Palestinians over the past 60+ years. 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel March 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm What was that expression about “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?” Since 1967 – same strategy – same results from Israel. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 28, 2012 at 9:47 pm As a point of clarification, the Palestinian Authority has already recognized Israel’s right to exist. At present it is Israel that frequently does not recognize the rights of Palestinians to their own land. Israeli authorities have waged legal battles for more than 20 years to take the land owned by Daoud Nassar south of Bethlehem for which he has more than adequate documentation of generations of ownership by his family. Nassar’s creation of the Tent Nations program on his land is a witness to his commitment to peace and reconciliation in spite of continued harassment by Israeli authorities. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK April 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm Amen. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL April 4, 2012 at 12:00 am I would like to see the full text of the Presiding Bishop’s speech; but with that in mind, I am deeply disappointed in what the PB is reported to have said on this critical issue. As Leon Spencer highlighted (and given his experience, he writes with authority), her statement that our church does not “support boycott or divestment” sounds chillingly like words that were spoken by resistant church leaders in the 1970s &’80s as BDS momentum grew during the anti-apartheid movement. “We know better,” many church leaders said, arguing against BDS, despite the overwhelming call by black South Africans for disinvestment, economic & political boycotts, and more.That same dynamic exists today. Some 2,800 Palestinian Christians — including the Patriarchs of the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches, and the Mayor of Bethlehem — have already publicly signed the Kairos Palestine document calling for support of BDS. This growing list of “living stones” from the small remaining indigenous Christian community in the Holy Land includes Episcopalians. Shouldn’t ENS interview Bishop Dawani and ask him whether he completely opposes the BDS movement, or if there are aspects of it that he supports? It would be helpful to hear the voice of the indigenous Palestinian Christian leader on this issue, not just our Presiding Bishop and Bishop Bruno.The closing message from the Presiding Bishop, as reported here, is particularly weak. It makes general, bland and/or hopeful calls to “encourage dialogue” (which we have done for decades); to urge our U.S. political leaders “to refrain from de-funding hopeful initiatives” (to what does this refer? Why not specifically address the real issue — widespread efforts in Congress to increase funding for Israel and slash the modest funding for the Palestinian Authority?); to “urge Israel to freeze the settlement activity” (again, we’ve done this for years — can anyone point to any measure of success on this front?); and to “condemn violence everywhere” (who could argue with this?).Finally, I find it ironic to read this article having just digested Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” earlier today, on the eve of the anniversary of his murder. There are so many quotes in that extraordinary and timeless letter about the need for nonviolent direct action that would serve us well to reflect on in light of this current debate. I offer this one selection:“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have never yet engaged in a direct action movement that was “well timed,” according to the timetable of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word ‘Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with a piercing familiarity. This ‘Wait!’ has almost always meant ‘Never.’ It has been a tranquilizing thalidomide, relieving the emotional stress for a moment, only to give birth to an ill-formed infant of frustration. We must come to see with the distinguished jurist of yesterday that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”I would urge our presiding bishop, her staff, and our clergy and lay leaders to listen seriously to the Christian leaders of Palestinian church-based and human rights organizations that have signed the Kairos call (Holy Land Trust, Wi’am Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center, Palestinian Center for Rapprochement, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, universities, etc. etc.) as well as a growing number of Jewish anti-occupation activists (from groups like Jewish Voice for Peace, the Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence, the Shministim refuseniks; and in limited ways by Tikkun, The Shalom Center, and others). Let’s have an open conversation at General Convention about this timely issue, and not attempt to dictate ahead of time what The Episcopal Church does or does not endorse. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release March 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm “The Episcopal Church does not endorse divestment or boycott.”I am extremely heartened to hear that. I would leave TEC in a heartbeat if they ever followed the Presbyterians in divestment. Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 March 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm The Rev. McCaughan’s otherwise excellent article left out the means by which we who care about Middle East peace can support the Episcopal Church’s programs in the Holy Land that were mentioned at the L.A. luncheon. That is through the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, at 1989, Americans have given more than $20 million in supplies and cash gifts to support the dozens of schools, churches, hospitals, clinics, and social services programs run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in five countries – Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.I have made a pilgrimage twice since 2009, and have visited the school in Zababdeh mentioned in the article, as well as the Princess Basma Centre for Disabled Children near Jerusalem’s Old City and at least a dozen other Episcopal facilities serving truly needy children and adults. My husband and I have made a donation and have just joined the AFEDJ board of trustees. I urge all of those who read this article on ENS to consider joining us. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Vicki Gray says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cotton Fite says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles presents a globe representing peace among the Abrahamic faiths to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. The globe is a duplicate of those given to faith leaders at a Los Angeles interfaith event coordinated by Bruno that marked the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Photo/Penny Jennings[The Episcopal News – Diocese of Los Angeles] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori urged Episcopalians to “invest in legitimate development in Palestine’s West Bank and in Gaza” rather than focusing on divestment or boycotts of Israel, during a March 25 “Middle East Peacemakers” luncheon in Los Angeles.“The Episcopal Church does not endorse divestment or boycott,” the presiding bishop told more than 200 people gathered at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. “It’s not going to be helpful to endorse divestment or boycotts of Israel. It will only end in punishing Palestinians economically.”She also called for “a two-state solution with a dignified home for Palestinians and for Israelis” and for “deeper engagement, people of different traditions eating together, listening to each other’s stories,” she said, adding that the interreligious, multi-ethnic gathering hosted by Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles was an example of what is possible.Bruno concurred. “Bishop Katharine and I have the same opinion about peace in Jerusalem and what kind of settlement should be taking place there, and we checked it out with Bishop Suheil Dawani and he agrees with us,” he said.Dawani also addressed the gathering, which raised in excess of $50,000 for ministries and pilgrimages in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem as part of the companion relationship with the Diocese of Los Angeles. Dawani echoed Jefferts Schori’s call for deeper engagement through visits and relationship building with “the living stones,” the people of the land who face economic hardship and such other challenges.Because of concerns about “the Christian community (where) we are losing so many young families and young people who leave and look for a better future outside our land,” education and formation for young people is a major priority, he said.The Diocese of Jerusalem sponsors some 20 educational institutions for more than 6,400 Arab children regardless of faith. They include kindergarten through high school classes and centers for children with special needs, as well as technical and vocational institutions.Bishop Suheil Dawani of the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem addresses the March 25 Middle East Peacemakers luncheon, which raised more than $50,000 for ministries in his diocese. Photo/Penny JenningsDawani noted especially “Educate for Hope,” an initiative founded several years ago by Mary Bruno, spouse of Jon Bruno, which helps educate children in Zababdeh, one of the few remaining predominantly Christian towns, located between Nablus and Geniene in Palestine. Funds administered through St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Zababdeh seek to help children build lives for themselves, stay in their home country, and help stem the steady decline of the Christian population in the Holy Land. Educate for Hope now sponsors about 56 students each school year, at a cost of about $700 per child.Similarly, the Department for Peace, Reconciliation, and Interfaith Dialogue, created when Dawani was enthroned as the 14th Anglican bishop in Jerusalem in 2007, oversees Kids4Peace, a program that brings Christian, Jewish and Muslim children from the Holy Land to summer camps with their U.S. counterparts in for peace-building and formation, Dawani said.The department also oversees other interfaith peace-building efforts, including a continuing emphasis on women’s empowerment. An upcoming interfaith women’s conference will further those efforts by bringing women together for prayer, conversation and leadership training.Dawani also praised the contributions of American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which offers support for many ministries and projects.Emphasizing the need for Jerusalem to “remain open for all,” he added, “We need your support to work for peace and justice.“Jerusalem is known as the city of God, the home of the three Abrahamic faiths. It is a beautiful city, a special place. It must remain open for all. Jerusalem is for unity and not for division. Jerusalem is for everybody,” he said amid applause.Encouraging visits to the Holy Land he said, “It is very important for our people when you come and visit,” adding that such visits offer hope and that the diocese values its partnership with other dioceses throughout the church.“Our hearts always welcome you. Please come and visit us,” he said.The diocese encompasses 6,000 Anglicans in 27 parishes throughout Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Syria and Lebanon, and more than 30 schools and healthcare institutions, educating about 6,400 students in schools, employing about 1,500 people and maintaining about 200 hospital beds.Prayers were offered at the start of the luncheon by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater of the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center and by Shakeel Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.Bruno presented both Dawani and Jefferts Schori with a glass globe inscribed with symbols of the three Abrahamic faiths, including the Jewish Star of David, the Islamic crescent moon and the Hands in Healing cross-a cross made of hands of all colors reaching out to hold each other, the iconic representation of his ministry as bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles.The globes were unveiled during the “One Light, One Faith, One Peace” interfaith service Bruno organized to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of Christians, Muslims and Jews, in addition to civic leaders, attended the event on the steps of the Los Angeles City Hall on Sept. 10, 2011. A representative from each congregation, synagogue and temple served as designated “light-bearer” to take a globe back to his or her house of worship as a reminder of hope and the need to work for peace.“It has a candle inside it and I pray when you get discouraged you light the candle and pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” Bruno told Dawani.Olive tree centerpieces were the gifts of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and offered to anyone who wanted them, provided they were to be planted in a church or school yard as a symbol of peace, Bruno told the gathering.Jefferts Schori described a previous visit to the Holy Land at Dawani’s invitation several years ago, just before Easter and Passover, when she encountered both suffering and pain but also hope of new life through interfaith collaboration in the West Bank and Gaza.“We met the faithful of several traditions who in spite of and likely because of their daily experience were engaged in hope-filled living, bridge-building, seeking understanding, finding ways to work together,” she said.“We saw hope and healing for all at the Al Ahli Arab Hospital,” an institution of the Jerusalem diocese.“Wherever we went we met communities of Christians and Muslims working together. We met leaders of all three Abrahamic faith traditions working together for peace. We met others including representatives of this [Los Angeles] diocese who come to the land of the Holy One to learn and listen, to pray and to build relationships.“Pilgrimage forms peacemakers, people who stand in solidarity with those who suffer,” she said.She added that the Diocese of Jerusalem “is a deeply faithful leader of peace-building, often one person and one encounter at a time.” She urged Episcopalians to support the ministries of the diocese.“They continue to seek partners of solidarity and witness like the people gathered in this room. They continue to seek support for their work of educating and forming new leaders of different faiths to be peacemakers. They develop health care and healing ministries to serve people of all faiths. They are advancing interreligious dialogue, building solidarity and bridges of understanding. They’re developing social and economic infrastructure in Palestinian territories. They are helping to build a society of peace with justice for all, the city of Salaam and Shalom.”But, she added, there is no quick fix to the Middle East conflict.Ultimately, peace will take “continued engagement,” the presiding bishop said. “It takes living out of the deep place of hope. Out of the deep and soul searing sort of hope, the kind that is borne of rejecting fear. What can we do here?“We can urge our legislators and government to encourage dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. We can urge them to refrain from de-funding hopeful initiatives. We can urge Israel to freeze the settlement activity. We can urge the Palestinian Authority to recognize Israel’s right to exist. We can condemn violence everywhere.”“I would urge you to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, to pray and work together for a society of peace with justice for that vision that is shared by all Abrahamic faiths. Salaam, shalom, peace.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for The Episcopal News. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Advocacy Peace & Justice, last_img read more

Corporate giving among FTSE 100 down in 2016, CAF report shows

first_img Advertisement The report also looks at the public’s views on FTSE 100 giving. It shows that 43% are unaware which sectors give the most, putting consumer goods and consumer services at the top when in reality they give 18% between them. This, the report says, reflects the ongoing transparency issue and raises another issue: that of how best to communicate with stakeholders and the general public.Among its recommendations in the report, CAF suggests that the Government should look into reinstating mandatory reporting on companies’ charitable contributions to provide a benchmark that would encourages companies to be transparent and accountable. It also recommends greater transparency about corporate giving to better engage the public, and raises the question of how, with donations falling, FTSE 100 companies could encourage each other to increase or maintain their commitments. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Donations from the FTSE 100 fell in 2016, to £1.9billion, according to Charities Aid Foundation.CAF’s Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100 Report reveals that total donations by the FTSE 100 have fallen year on year by 11% (£235m) since 2014. The largest decline was over the course of 2015 to 2016, which saw total donations by FTSE 100 companies fall by £141m. This decrease is seen across six of the ten industries represented in the FTSE 100.It was also the lowest year for donations since 2009, the year CAF started looking at the data, but was also the second lowest year for companies’ pre-tax profits according to the report.Only 26 of the companies in the FTSE 100 donated 1% or above of their pre-tax profits, and this has also fallen. However, the amount of pre-tax profit donated by the FTSE 100 rose 2.6% in 2016, as a result of a small number of companies giving more.Despite the overall decrease in the amount donated, median donation value rose £5m. A small number of companies give the majority of donations: the top ten (based on charitable donations) account for 68% of total giving for 2016.While 61% of FTSE 100 companies belong to the Consumer Services, Industrials or Financial industries, these companies account for just 27% of all donations. Healthcare leads the way, donating £607m in 2016, equating to a third of all charitable donations given by the FTSE 100 that reported their donations, and 10% of the healthcare sector’s pre-tax profit. Overall, healthcare has dominated charitable giving since 2009, donating a combined sum of £6,727m over the last seven years. Tagged with: corporate Finance Research / statisticscenter_img Corporate giving among FTSE 100 down in 2016, CAF report shows Melanie May | 26 January 2018 | News  164 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22  163 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity: ‘We stand with Maduro and the Venezuelan people’

first_imgThe following statement was issued by the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity on Jan. 23.We reject the coup attempt of the U.S. government against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which ignores and violates the sovereign decision of the Venezuelan people who, in an absolute democratic and transparent election, in the presence of international observers, elected Nicolás Maduro as their legitimate President last May.On Jan. 22, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sent a recorded message out that was broadcasted by 2,527 media outlets for three days in coordination with the shadowy Organization of American States (OAS) calling for subversion against Maduro’s government.Before the eyes of the world, and in the most grotesque manner with the absence of opposition involvement, this new attack was openly done by the one who pays and rules. They spoke and presented their new puppet they had prepared for the occasion, Juan Guaidó, announcing him on the stage for the world to see.The National Assembly, a body that represents no one, in contempt for the violation of the principles of the Constitution, responds directly to U.S. interests, and whose rotating presidency was held by Guaidó [who was] named president of Venezuela out of thin air. It would be laughable if the facts were not so serious and the stability of the region was not put at high risk.Donald Trump quickly gave recognition to Guaidó through twitter, immediately followed by the vile secretary of the OAS Luis Almagro, the mafioso of Miami Marco Rubio and part of the cartel of Lima.It did not take long to learn that Guaidó, unknown until three days ago, was selected by USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development] and the U.S. intelligence agencies as the clown on duty to play such an embarrassing and usurping role. He says he will carry out a transitional government, to which the people, the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), or any other institution did not respond.Nicolás Maduro Moros holds the Presidency of the Republic and is the one who was elected by the overwhelming majority of the Venezuelan people with more than 67 percent of the votes. The so-called new president has sought refuge in an embassy — in other words he is in foreign territory knowing that his actions are illegal and a crime against the Constitution.The Bolivarian National Armed Force and the military high command are on alert and have reiterated their allegiance to Maduro.Faced with imperial interference and the attempted coup d’état, the government of President Nicolás Maduro has broken diplomatic relations with the United States and has ordered personnel of the U.S. government to leave the country in 72 hours.This is a dangerous new move against Venezuela and sets the stage to try and legitimize a military intervention.We call on the friends of Cuba and Venezuela in the world, the men and women of goodwill, to support the legitimate President Nicolás Maduro, his government, and the people of Venezuela.#VenezuelaIsNotAlone!#WeAreMaduro#TodosConMaduro#NoPasarán!International Committee for Peace, Justice and DignityArgentine League for Human RightsCarioca Committee in Solidarity with CubaJanuary 23, 2019FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Razuri kidnapping: “Entire news media could find themselves no longer able to work in Palestinian territories”

first_img Around 50 journalists and photographers gathered today outside AFP headquarters in Paris in a show solidarity with Jaime Razuri, the AFP photographer of Peruvian nationality who was kidnapped five days ago in Gaza City. His abductors have still not communicated any information about what has happened to him. News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en News May 28, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists January 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Razuri kidnapping: “Entire news media could find themselves no longer able to work in Palestinian territories” Related documents Download the reportPDF – 918.7 KB PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Palestine Organisation In response to a call from Reporters Without Borders, around 50 journalists and photographers gathered this morning outside the headquarters of the French news agency Agence France-Presse in Paris in a show solidarity with Jaime Razuri, the AFP photographer of Peruvian nationality who was kidnapped in Gaza City on 1 January. The photographers laid their cameras on the ground and brandished large photos of Razuri.“Five days have gone by since Jaime was kidnapped and there is still no information about the affiliation of his kidnappers,” AFP news director Denis Hiault told the gathering. “A lot of contacts are being conducted with local officials and institutions in an effort to discover their identity. All shows of support are welcome in order to put pressure on them and to obtain his release as soon as possible. He was in a complicated region to cover the situation of the Palestinians.”Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard insisted on the need for action and demonstrations. “Generally, the kidnappings of journalists in the Gaza Strip do not last more than 48 hours,” Ménard said. “But we must be aware that things could get out of control. The entire news media are now threatened with the possibility of no longer being able to work in the Palestinian territories. This concerns us all.”When the news of Razuri’s abduction broke, Reporters Without Borders contacted all of the Palestinian factions to make sure of their support in this case. An appeal by Razuri’s mother, Denia Razuri, was also broadcast on the pan-Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera. “I call on God to protect Jaime and give him courage (…) If his kidnappers hear me, I beg them to free my son,” she said.Dimitri de Kochko of the French journalists’ union SNJ-CGT also appealed to the Palestinian factions to ensure that journalists are able to continue reporting in the region. “New coverage is useful for them as well,” he said. “We call for an end to hostage-taking.”Four gunmen kidnapped Razuri on the afternoon of 1 January as he was returning to the AFP bureau in Gaza City in the company of a driver and an interpreter.Palestinian journalist Fady Al-Aroury, who works for the privately-owned local news agency Maan and the daily newspaper Al Ayyam, was meanwhile wounded by Israeli gunfire yesterday during an Israeli military incursion into the West Bank city of Ramallah. Aroury was shot in the abdomen but his injuries were reportedly not considered life-threatening.The premises of the state-owned news agency WAFA in the West Bank city of Nablus were also stormed yesterday by gunmen, who destroyed computer equipment before fleeing. A WAFA journalist, Mahmoud Makhlouf, said the assailants were apparently critical of the agency for focussing its coverage on the activities of President Mahmoud Abbas’s party, Fatah, at the expense of other factions.These incidents are perfect examples of the two-fold dangers to which journalists are exposed in the Palestinian territories. A Reporters Without Borders delegation visited Israel and the Gaza Strip from 3 to 7 December to meet with the authorities and discuss the plight of journalists, who are exposed to both Israeli gunfire and violence between the various Palestinian factions. Reporters Without Borders has published a report on this visit that includes recommendations for improving the security of journalists. Help by sharing this information News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa News June 3, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Islamist weekly banned

first_imgNews July 6, 2020 Find out more to go further MauritaniaAfrica Help by sharing this information Organisation Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release May 20, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders today voiced its concern about the banning of the Islamist weekly Raya and the closure of its offices under an interior ministry order of 1 June.”As far as we know, this Islamist publication has never called for violence, contrary to what the Mauritanian authorities say,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “One cannot help thinking that this ban on a newspaper that was never sparing in its criticism of the government is just a way to gag a sector of the opposition six months before the presidential election,” Ménard added.Raya had already been told to stop publishing at the start of May when some 30 people in Islamist circles were arrested on charges of inciting violence. Those detained included Jamil Mansour, a member of parliament and contributor to Raya.Raya editor Ould Wediaa, who is currently in hiding, told Agence France-Presse on 30 May that the interior ministry accused the newspaper of trying to sabotage the government and promoting “intolerance.” Wediaa said the newspaper had just reported the positions of all the components of the political class and described the ministry’s order as “arbitrary.”The 1 June ban was issued under article 11 of the press freedom law of 25 July 1991 which says “the interior ministry may, by decree, ban the circulation, distribution or sale of newspapers (…) which endanger the principles of Islam or the credibility of the state, or are detrimental to the general interest or disturb public order and security.” The interior ministry is not required to explain its decisions. Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world MauritaniaAfrica News Follow the news on Mauritania News RSF_en June 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamist weekly banned March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Child Labour And Child Marriages Increasing In Rural Areas As Children Are Not Going To School: Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesChild Labour And Child Marriages Increasing In Rural Areas As Children Are Not Going To School: Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber5 Dec 2020 8:40 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday observed that there is an increase in cases of child labour and child marriage in rural areas of the state, as children below the age of 14 years are not going to schools. A division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice N S Sanjay Gowda has directed the state government to in ten days time take a decision on whether the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Friday observed that there is an increase in cases of child labour and child marriage in rural areas of the state, as children below the age of 14 years are not going to schools. A division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice N S Sanjay Gowda has directed the state government to in ten days time take a decision on whether the presently suspended ‘Vidyagama’ Scheme can be recommenced, with a view to keep the students engaged and ensure they are not distracted or diverted and considering that Covid-19 cases in the state are declining.The program is for those students who do not have a facility of technology, especially internet in rural and semi urban areas. Observing that “extraordinary situations call for extraordinary remedies”, the bench directed the state government to approach Companies to garner funds for distribution of laptops, tablets, Computers, etc to students through the mechanism of Corporate Social Responsibility, as envisaged under section 135 of the Companies Act. It added: “If the state government makes an appeal to CSR as envisaged under the Companies Act, the concerned corporate entities and others would come forward to aid and assist the state in ensuring that there is no discontinuity in education of children. Particularly, in regards to Article 21-A of the Constitution of Indian and under the provisions of Right to Education Act 2009”. The bench has also directed the state government to rope in NGOs working in the field of education to ensure there is no disruption of education of children. The bench opined “These observation and directions are being made as it is not known when the Covid-19, pandemic will subside and when regular classes will commence for school students.” The directions were given while hearing a public interest litigation filed by A. A. Sanjeev Narrain, Arvind Narrain and Murali Mohan, which stated that the State by not providing adequate online resources to school children prior to resumption of online classes,violated Article 21-A read with the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education, 2009 (“RTE Act”) read with the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2010 (“RTE Rules”) read with the Karnataka Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2012 (“Karnataka RTE Rules”). It seeks directions to immediately formulate a plan of action to ensure the procurement and disbursal of low-cost laptops, tablets, and any other digital resources to school children belonging to the disadvantaged and economically weaker sections to allow them attend online classes. The state government in its reply said that “On account of Covid-19 and huge expenses involved for management of the diseases over and above the regular expenditure involved in Governance of state. The prayer in the petition cannot be granted as the state exchequer is involved in Covid-19 management and huge expenses are being outlaid, as Disaster Management Act has been enforced in the state.” Further it was said that “Presently only students of 5th to 10 standard are imparted education through Television-Chandana channel. However, pre-primary and primary students are not having the benefit of online education.” The court has now posted the matter for further hearing on December 17. What is the Vidyagama scheme: To ensure that classes are not disrupted for children, who lacked access to online classes. Primary school teachers ask the children to gather in batches of 10 to 15 at a spacious place located in the vicinity of their stay. All the children are asked to wear face masks, undergo thermal screening and maintain physical distancing among them. The teachers visit the spot and engage them in academic activities at least for two hours a day, teaching them common subjects such as Science, Mathematics, Social Science and English. The scheme was suspended in October due to students testing positive for Covid-19.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

New season of ‘Suppertime’ underway

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The curtain went up on the 14th season of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge, Tuesday night.All performances of the fall productions are sold out with “supper guests” coming from as far away as Panama City, Mobile and Tuscaloosa in Alabama and points in South Georgia.“When the played opened we had no idea that we would still be around seven years later,” said Johnny Steed, chair of the folklife play council. “We are very honored that people continue to enjoy it. We hope that everyone who comes wants to come back again and we do have many people that come back time after time. So, we try to change the play a little each time by adding a few new scenes, new lines and new cast members.”But basically, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” remains the same and the thought behind keeping it that way is that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Print Article Book Nook to reopen New season of ‘Suppertime’ underway Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Excitement high as polls open Pike County voters, get ready to make history. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and local… read more Skip Published 12:11 am Wednesday, November 5, 2008 By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The play is performed in the We Piddle Around Theater, a 1940 Works Progress Administration project on Main Street.The original folklife play, which reflects the way people lived, worked and worshiped during the Great Depression era, received the 2008 Governor’s Tourism Award. The award was presented in August at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Birmingham.“We were humbled by the award and very appreciative of it and the positive recognition that it brings to our community,” Steed said. “At every practice and every performance, I’m reminded of the great wealth of talent that we have here in Pike County.“The cast is like family. We have people of all ages and from all walks of life and they are all dedicated and committed to the preservation of the cultural heritage of our community and the rural South.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The stories told in “Come Home” are true stories as told by real-life characters in and around Brundidge. However, the characters are composite characters – a little of one and a bit of another — so they mix and blend to tell the story of the rural south during Hard Times.Steed said a good bit of pidding and a lot of hard work have gone into the Brundidge Historical Society’s original folklife play.“We hope those who ‘come home’ at suppertime, leave thinking all the piddling has been worthwhile,” he said. Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more