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first_img The FTSE 100 index has made substantial gains over the past six months. In March, on average, the index is 13% higher than last September. Much of this is because of the stock market rally that started in November as the global outlook improved. However, in the past two months – February and March – the FTSE 100 index has run out of steam. In February, it was actually down by 1.7% from January, on average. In March so far, it is up less than 2% from the month before. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In other words, we are no longer in a stock market rally. If February was an indication of that, I think March’s subdued numbers confirm it further. Why has the stock market rally stalled?I think there are a bunch of reasons this has happened. The most obvious of these is that the pandemic is still around. While vaccination is underway at speed, vaccines’ side effects are making news. At the same time, the potential threat of coronavirus variants also exists. Because of this, we are still in lockdown, which will take a few months to end even as the phased easing has started. This means that we are looking at the second-half of 2021 before a real economic bounceback can happen and possibly another stock market rally. But in anticipation of better times, the the FTSE 100 index and the broader stock markets started its run-up months ago. As a result, when deciding which stocks to buy, to me the valuations increasingly look high. 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first_img Doug Desper says: July 3, 2018 at 8:40 am Yes, we DO need to listen. But, there is more than listening. Here is an article from Time Magazine that you might find of interest. July 2, 2018 at 11:58 am Lou, I wholeheartedly reject that whites are inherently racist to the exclusion of all others. Your definition of “racism = race prejudice plus power” certainly sees more than white participation. I have experiences in social work that more than confirms that every race has prejudicial tendencies and all can find power over others when necessary to manipulate and have an advantage. The Rev. Paul Walker, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, talks to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in front of the city’s statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in September. The statue had been shrouded in a tarp while the city dealt with challenges to its decision to remove the statue of the Confederate general. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church leaders already had begun thinking about spiritual responses to racism in 2015 when a shock of events underscored the urgency of that discernment.A young white supremacist gunman with a fondness for the Confederate flag opened fire June 17, 2015, at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people. That massacre, along with news reports of arsons at black churches and police shootings of unarmed black men, helped fuel passage at the 78th General Convention of Resolution C019, which called on church officers to develop a churchwide response to racial injustice, and up to $2 million was approved for that work.The Charleston massacre, in particular, left bishops and deputies “feeling a sense of shock and outrage because I don’t think they thought that that could happen in 2015,” Heidi Kim, staff officer for racial reconciliation, told Episcopal News Service.Kim had been on the job about a year at that time. Since then, she has helped lead a team of Episcopal Church staff members in carrying out the mandate of Resolution C019 through a framework agreed on by church officers, including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who was elected in 2015 as the church’s first black leader.The racial reconciliation team developed the framework into Becoming Beloved Community, which now is the centerpiece of the Episcopal Church’s racial reconciliation efforts. How to follow through with those efforts will be the core question before the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee when it convenes at the 79th General Convention next week in Austin, Texas.But racism and racial healing are such big topics, both socially and spiritually, that the discussion is expected to expand well beyond a single resolution, or even a single committee, to include meetings, events and exhibits in all corners of the convention center from July 5 to 13.The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care, delivers the keynote speech Jan. 17 at the All Our Children Conference in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service“The world needs us to get serious about racial healing, reconciliation and justice,” the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care, said in an email. “That only happens as we tell the truth about our churches and race, proclaim the dream of Beloved Community, practice Jesus’ way of love with one another and repair the breach in our society and institutions.“I’m eager to see our church sharing the wisdom and resources to support even more local adaptation and engagement with this vision.”Resolution C019 was the most prominent in a series of resolutions on racism in 2015, and it was hardly General Convention’s first time addressing racism. Resolutions dating back decades have helped guide the church as it responds to racism and atones for its own complicity in racial injustice and support for racist systems, from slavery to segregation. The mandate in 2015 sought to carry those efforts a step further.“The abomination and sin of racism continue to plague our society and our Church at great cost to human life and human dignity; we formally acknowledge our historic and contemporary participation in this evil and repent of it,” C019 reads. Another resolution, A182, called on the church to address systemic racism at all levels.Racial reconciliation also was identified by General Convention in 2015 as one of three priorities for the 2016-18 triennium, along with evangelism and care of creation. All three priorities will be highlighted in Austin in three joint sessions of the upcoming General Convention.Those sessions, named TEConversations, will feature three-member panel discussions on each topic. The TEConversation on racial reconciliation will kick off the series on July 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with panelists Catherine Meeks, who heads the Diocese of Atlanta’s anti-racism commission; the Rev. Nancy Frausto, a “Dreamer” from the Diocese of Los Angeles who was brought to the United States from Mexico as a child; and Arno Michaelis, an author and former skinhead. (The evangelism discussion is July 7. Care of creation will be the topic July 10.)Meeks also is founder of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta. The center will hold a luncheon on racial healing at noon on July 6 at the Hilton Hotel across the street from the Austin Convention Center.Other exhibits on racial healing are planned for the same day in the exhibit hall, Kim said.“It’s actually kind of an exciting time,” she said. “The convention will have an opportunity to talk about what it is we’re trying to engage in.” And she expects those conversations to be lively and illuminating, as well as instructive for the coming triennium.For example, one resolution before the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee (B004) questions whether “anti-racism” should be replaced with a term that better encompasses the spiritual transformation sought in this work. Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright is listed as the proposer.A resolution (A042) submitted separately by the Executive Council Committee on Anti-Racism seeks to change the committee’s name by adding “Reconciliation.” A companion resolution (A043) would adjust the committee’s mandate accordingly.Another resolution (A138) focuses on the church’s track record of diversifying its leadership. The resolution, submitted by the Task Force on the Episcopacy and assigned to the Churchwide Leadership Committee, would give dioceses 60 days after a bishop election to submit demographic info on all nominees.“Progress towards the church’s goals and aspirations in the diversity of its leadership, including bishops, is dependent to a significant extent on gathering critical data to inform plans to achieve those goals and be faithful to those aspirations,” the Task Force said.The church’s work on Becoming Beloved Community is detailed at length in the Blue Book report generated by church officers in response to Resolution C019 from 2015. Becoming Beloved Community is broken into four parts that are illustrated as a labyrinth: telling the truth about our churches and race, proclaiming the dream of Beloved Community, practicing the way of love in the pattern of Jesus and repairing the breach in society. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Frank Harrision says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Lou Schoen says: Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Frank Harrision says: June 30, 2018 at 8:53 pm Except, perhaps, for our attitude towards GAFCON and the Global South, I have never thought the Episcopal Church had a big problem with racism so I don’t get what all the hoopla is about. July 4, 2018 at 1:07 pm I’d like to see evidence for a claim like that (from mainstream, non-biased sources), because I am skeptical that the Nation of Islam is all that powerful, and I’m especially skeptical that it has the support of PB Curry (unless I misunderstood your post). And the effect of their hatred is no where near as systemic as white supremacy, which is one of our nation’s original sins. Should that group gain influence in any way, though, they should be called out and condemned as a hate group (as they have been labeled by the SPLC): June 30, 2018 at 9:11 am Racism manifests itself in so many ways. It can be blatant or subtle. If you ask thirty people to define it, you could get 20 different answers. I think it’s like Justice Potter Stewart’s description of porn. I paraphrase, I can’t describe it, but I know it when I see it.” Racism is almost impossible to prove to a person determined not to see it. There is always a reason the person that experienced racism was treated poorly that is unrelated to race. June 29, 2018 at 11:25 pm This sentence from the article sounds like racial profiling to me!!! — “The resolution, submitted by the Task Force on the Episcopacy and assigned to the Churchwide Leadership Committee, would give dioceses 60 days after a bishop election to submit demographic info on all nominees.” Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Doug Desper says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 4, 2018 at 6:36 pm And what of black teens killing elderly white women? IF we are going to be fair, let us remember stories on both sides of the fence. NOW, of these stories, so what in the following sense. From the fact that some whites, some blacks, some whatever are morally horrible, it does not follow that all blacks, whites, whatevers are. Indeed, it does not even follow that the majority are. We cannot argue from the characteristics of the few to that of the whole. To attempt to do this is simply to indulge in The Fallacy of Composition. Let us attempt to be more rational and less emotional. This will be to the betterment of ALL concerned. Larry Waters says: July 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm Much of this belief that whites are “hated” is that for most of this country’s history Caucasians have done what they like to minorities, and minorities, especially Blacks could do nothing about it. Don’t like your Black child going to a school named after someone who fought a war to enslave them? Too bad. Don’t like going to a tax payer funded govt. building with a Confederate flag flying over it? Too bad! Tired of stereotypical negative depictions on tv or in movies. Too bad.For decades, Afr-Americans just had to take it. That is changing very, very slowly and that scares people. Any complaints about the the harm done to Black people because they are black is seen as a condemnation or hatred by (some) whites. Craig Kauffman says: July 7, 2018 at 8:38 pm Lots of counting coup going on. Perhaps working on our own sanctification in “fear and trembling” ( thanks St. Paul) would be more fruitful than spending time policing others. Somewhere awhile back someone said “Let me be the change I wish to see in others.” I thought God was the source of change, not us beating other people up. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI June 30, 2018 at 12:53 am I would like to see this goeven further .perhaps encourage every parish with a Vacancy to interview at least one person of color. That why more people of color are given opportunities to grow. Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm The more that I read about the efforts to reconcile with others in light of racism the more that I wonder why just that single symptom of the greater sin of elitism has been identified for action. Racism is but a symptom of an elitist’s disturbed heart. Checking off the box of “Anti-Racist” leaves whole topics undisturbed that should be disturbed. Few will admit that they are a racist and the moniker of “Ally” and “Anti-Racist” are the prizes of the day. However, look at how many among us will still talk disparagingly about people in rural areas, trailer parks, the South, “flyover country”, or those with a high school education or less. Elitism is not addressed when just a single symptom of it becomes the measure. Pointing at neo-Nazis, or neo-Confederates and rushing to pray and protest in front of them solves nothing, and likely reveals something about the one doing the confronting. Rushing into the mess of someone’s racial sin to call it out is itself dangerously close to the sin of elitism. Finding the splinter in the eye of a neo-Nazi is gratifying. We found a racist! But…what about the board sticking out of our own eye? A board that bears some examining. For while the sin of racism has been found, was there not something also wrong with the pride and satisfaction to find it and call it out? That, friends, is the sin of elitism. Work for social justice. Do not get into the splinter-finding business. It will reveal ourselves. Alec Whispers says: July 4, 2018 at 10:55 am Mr. Sakal, thank you for your response. I could say Google, Huff Post, NY Times, Chicago Tribune etc. are all totally biased against conservatives. And I could also agree with Charles Vok about the systemic oppression of whites, which you say is not true. The problem is that we all have our views, which are true in our thinking. As I mentioned in a previous post, this attempt to “best” each other is NOT going to work. And there will always be evil,bigoted, mean spirited people in the world; it is sadly, a human trait. As I said in the last line of a previous post, goodwill/good intentions must come from all sides. Frank Harrision says: Frank Harrision says: Frank Harrision says: Alec Whispers says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 July 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm Charles, There is no “systemic oppression” or “systemic hatred” of whites in American society. Society on the whole is just coming to recognise the great imbalance of privileges and rights afforded to whites based upon the colour of their skin. As an example, look at how white gunmen are treated by the police (they tend to be taken away in handcuffs and are less often to be roughed up by the police. Compare that to how people of colour are treated by the police and you have an example (one of many)of white privilege. What do you say to that? That framework was finalized in early 2017, Kim said, and it was released to the church that May. About half of the $2 million approved for this work has been spent so far to implement Becoming Beloved Community at the diocesan and congregation levels, and implementation is expected to continue in the new triennium, Kim said.Becoming Beloved Community is referenced by the Executive Council Committee on Anti-Racism in its resolutions assigned to the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee. The stated aim of Resolution A044 is “building capacity for Becoming Beloved Community,” and it recommends a certification framework for the anti-racism training that was mandated by a 2000 resolution. The Committee on Anti-Racism also submitted a resolution to this General Convention (A045) clarifying that training requirement and reminding dioceses of it. And it is proposing a racial reconciliation awards program (A046) to recognize successful local efforts.Resolution D002 would approve $1 million to provide grants to local ministries engaged in racial reconciliation work. That kind of direct financial support is not included in the scope of the past resolutions that produced and have supported Becoming Beloved Community.Leona Volk greets Presiding Bishop Michael Curry during Curry’s September 2016 visit to South Dakota, where Episcopalians were involved in demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe importance of such efforts has been punctuated over the past three years by the continued shock of current events, from high-profile police shootings to the violent clashes last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters. Kim said she also sees the need for racial healing in how Americans respond to migrants at the Mexican border. And environmental issues often are interwoven with race, as seen in the Standing Rock Sioux’s fight to preserve the tribe’s drinking water and Native Alaskan efforts to protect caribou breeding grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.She also hopes Episcopalians will embrace the work of racial reconciliation as a personal spiritual journey, not as a way to shame those whom we may see as racist.“We all have our own work to do, so we can’t just externalize the problem of racism,” she said. “We all can be better at being reconcilers and healers.”Spellers said she finds hope in the visionary work of General Convention in measures such as Resolution C019 from 2015, and she expects that vision to carry the church through the next two weeks of discernment on systemic racism.“When I look to our church’s work so recently begun toward Becoming Beloved Community, and when I hear today’s fierce racial justice and healing conversations among bishops, deputies and dedicated networks — I am deeply encouraged,” Spellers said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Mark Bigley says: July 3, 2018 at 5:12 pm Mr. Ouellette and Mr. Whispers, I believe that both of you were addressing me, Larry Waters, though neither of you said so. Particularly to you Mr. Whispers, I said in my comment that people are always going to be bigoted and that there will always be evil in our world. And Mr. Ouellette, I can respond to you that all of us are beneficiaries of a society that was not only built on Black labor, but Chinese, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian [in general]American Indian etc. The main idea in my comment was treat other people the way we would like to be treated; that idea [of course it’s Love thy neighbor etc.] would/could have avoided many of the injustices that Mr. Whispers alluded to. My take-away from both of your comments, is that discussion is pointless/hopeless. Matt Ouellette says: July 2, 2018 at 12:36 pm PLEASE do not think that this is a silly question, but specifically what is this “Jesus Movement” referred to by the PB? Do not be vague as in saying such things as “Living as Jesus lived,” or “Doing what Jesus did.” As is commonly known, these sorts of comments lead to all manner of varying interpretations. So, specifically what is the Jesus Movement envisioned by the PB? THANKS! Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 3, 2018 at 8:37 am Racism is a specific form of bigotry, one regarding racial differences. White supremacy is only one form of racism. I don’t think anyone here has suggested being white automatically means you are racist. What is often brought up is that whites are the most privileged racial group in America on a societal level, and therefore often benefit from a system that privileges them over other racial groups. For example, white Americans today are not responsible for slavery, but we are the beneficiaries of a society that was built on the backs of African slaves and should be aware of the long-lasting repercussions (social and economic) that has on the descendants of those slaves. July 5, 2018 at 6:18 am How can there be systemic oppression against the ruling class? By it’s very nature, that is an impossibility. Whites control every major institution in this country. Even when we had a bi-racial President, he was still a cog in a wheel designed by, run by, and to benefit white people.There is not a single societal indicator where whites don’t do significantly better than African-Americans. Even Affirmative Action, conceived as a way to allow non-whites more opportunity,has garnered the most benefits to white woman.I hear so many examples in which white people are told “We would have hired you, but we had to hire a black person”. (Yet, the alleged victim never sues or tells the media). Even if that were true, it’s not systemic, nor pervasive.Are there Blacks more successful than Whites in America? Yes. Some are extremely wealthy and powerful. Are there laws, policies, and traditions intertwined in the very fabric of this country to benefit minorities over whites? No. Have whites used the law, policies, and customs to give themselves an advantage over minorities, especially Black people? Yes. “There are lots of reasons that whites have so much more wealth than nonwhites. How the GI Bill played out is one of those reasons. Whites were able to use the government guaranteed housing loans that were a pillar of the bill to buy homes in the fast growing suburbs. Those homes subsequently rose greatly in value in coming decades, creating vast new household wealth for whites during the postwar era. But black veterans weren’t able to make use of the housing provisions of the GI Bill for the most part. Banks generally wouldn’t make loans for mortgages in black neighborhoods, and African-Americans were excluded from the suburbs by a combination of deed covenants and informal racism. ” July 5, 2018 at 6:43 pm They made it abundantly clear that their political opinions were God’s opinions and that anyone who disagreed was morally deficient and not welcome. That is bigotry. It is also probably idolatry when you decide that your political views are God’s political views. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm “The definition is: “racism = race prejudice plus power.” Under that definition, in American culture, all of us defined as “white” are inherently, culturally racist. ” Racism, I believe is a personal flaw. The definition noted is interesting in that it excludes the personal and very intentionally refers to “power” and that white’s are culturally racist. I submit that holding that believe is racist in itself as it paints all the individuals in the group as racist. Not having power does not exclude one from racist views. If you are human, you have the capacity for racism. If you claim you don’t because you have no “power”, you are not human. This does have a precedent in Marxist views and is a practical tool for creating class unrest. Reconciliation starts with learning to see and experience someone’s spirit, not their skin tone. Maybe a perspective of “We are souls that happen to have temporary bodies.” Expecting, and really believing that there is a whole world of racists out there is racist. See the God and expect the God in everyone. We know for sure that it is there. You know that is The Way. If someone tries to convince you that you are racist, but you just don’t know it, you are not being “woke”, you are being conned. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 3, 2018 at 7:55 am I’m interested to see how the Church handles the growing hatred of whites in our society. There needs to be a response to this. Alec Whispers says: July 3, 2018 at 8:08 am “Racism [bigotry] has NOTHING to do with power, but everything to do with how we treat each other. White people are not more or less bigoted than any other ethnicity. And to keep trying to ascribe to white people that they are the only “racists” [bigots] is the height of lies and hypocrisy.”The outcome of racism has much to do with power. Compared to white people, African-Americans have very little power. African-Americans have never banded together and passed laws disenfranchising white people. We’ve never forced an entire population of Caucasians out of a town, whites have forced Blacks out of towns numerous times.Stop and Frisk, gerrymandering, redlining, those stupid confederate statues in the public square, are all things Black people don’t like that negatively effect us that we can’t do much about because Whites have the power. Even Affirmative-Action, which was supposed to help minorities, benefits White Women the most. Jordan Sakal says: July 2, 2018 at 8:25 am I agree with your comment. My observation, however, is strictly a logical one focusing on definitions which are too broad or too narrow, Used in arguments, explanations, and the like, they often generate circularity and this is not at all helpful in seeking the truth of the matter IF we are interested in seeking the truth of the matter. Larry Waters says: Featured Events Matt Ouellette says: Matt Ouellette says: Alec Whispers says: July 2, 2018 at 8:18 am I don’t see why a racial designation would be included in the definition. Any person can be racist to another person. However, on a societal level, it’s ethnic minorities that are typically victims of racism. Charles Vok says: Featured Jobs & Calls Jordan Sakal says: July 3, 2018 at 1:02 pm I just don’t see a systemic hatred of whites that you and other conservatives claim to see. I see a criticism of white privilege in society at large, which I think should be criticized. There is a sense of rage from racial minorities against certain whites who abuse their privileges to make life harder for minorities (e.g. calling the cops on African-Americans who are selling water on the street, staying at an Airbnb, or simply mowing the lawn), but their rage is understandable given the effect that abuse has on their lives and the lives of their relatives. Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Submit a Job Listing Doug Desper says: By David PaulsenPosted Jun 29, 2018 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 4, 2018 at 11:36 am How much or how little hatred matters, then, Matt? Please don’t be so dismissive of the hate group of Nation of Islam. It is bigger and more active than any single white supremacist group that became the magnet for Episcopal activists including a visit by the Presiding Bishop. Matt Ouellette says: Frank Harrison says: Submit an Event Listing Frank Harrison says: John Hobart says: Frank Harrision says: July 4, 2018 at 1:09 am Mr. Waters,You really wish me to do your dirty work for you by Googling various and sundry amounts of police brutality and attacks by the police on unarmed black people? I take it then that you challenge the very existence of the racial nature of these attacks? From the New York Times: Miami: could keep citing and finding examples for you, but I’m sure you can Google them yourself. Here are some more articles detailing how white criminals/gunmen are treated differently compared to people of colour.,amp.html you can see there are scores news articles describing the racist way in which our media and our police services treat people of colour. There is of course no excuse for this yet it shamefully continues. Mr. Winters, my original commentary was not directed at you and I’m actually interested in why you chose to reply when my comments were directed at Charles. Charles with the one who claimed that there is systemic oppression of white people now in society when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. I do apologise if my comments were taken in any meanness by yourself, as I mentioned, my comments were for Charles and maybe they got shuffled around on the thread here.Have a good day, Mr. Sakal Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 4, 2018 at 2:51 pm Mr. Waters, My point in providing you those linked sources was to create for you the proof that you so eagerly sought. Charles Vok was the gentleman who claimed that there was systemic oppression of whites going on. I provided evidence (biased if you would like to think it, I would like you to provide other evidence in that case.) which indicated that the treatment of people of colour (hereafter POC) by police and others (the media) is racially tinged and biased against POC. You are correct in thinking that you suffer from confirmation bias. You are choosing to disbelief what I am providing evidence for, which is of course your own perogative. (Evidence mind you, that is especially valid given there is videographic proof of these attacks and situations which occur to POC.)I am not seeking to “best” you, again my initial comments were not directed at you (rather they were directed to Charles) I seek merely to educate Charles on the fact that oppression of whites which he claims is not as valid as he thinks. July 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm Matt: we have whole marches, protests, vigils, letters, sermons, speeches, and interdenominational cooperation which frequently calls out “white supremacy” and rightly so. I have never once – ever – heard an utterance from the PB or any other official which calls out or challenges the rabid and hateful speeches Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam – an exclusively African American organization of no small size. That organization peddles racism with every word and action and has never once been mentioned for their institutional hatred of whites. Matt Ouellette says: Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Matt Ouellette says: July 4, 2018 at 11:08 am You say, “The problem is that we all have our views, which are true in our thinking.” Exactly. This is a deep seated moral relativism. What is true is what I believe to be true. But, what I believe to be true is NO evidence that it is true no matter how strongly I hold it to be true. In my beliefs I may well be wrong. (This is one reason why I NEED others to help me against myself.) Nor is something true because a good many people hold it to be true and even true over long periods of time. That is merely another form of relativism. So, a question for each of us is are we pleased with such relativism or do we want to seek the truth which is independent (as far as evidence for is concerned) of what I believe to be the truth? If we are pleased with relativism, then then only thing that each, or groups, can do is to pronounce their beliefs and shout at those who have different beliefs. If we do not want to do this but rather to seek the truth, then we have to recognize that this is hard work which we cannot do along and which must be done in the light of the laws of rational thought. Here we do have a fundamental choice to make and stick with. July 1, 2018 at 2:01 pm There has long been a basic definition of racism in very wide use in racial justice training (including the anti-racism training in TEC before the 2010 budget struggle cancelled all national ministries). The definition is: “racism = race prejudice plus power.” Under that definition, in American culture, all of us defined as “white” are inherently, culturally racist. That morally obligates every one of us to do some in-depth personal as well as cultural and institutional study and action to change our inherently corrupt, racist system. There has been significant change, sometimes, but it has tended repeatedly to be challenged by resistance and backlash. Please, TEC & 2018 GC: Keep up the good work you’ve laid out for yourselves and for all of us! July 5, 2018 at 4:13 pm Where the priests saying “conservatives are not welcome in our church?” Because that would be political bigotry. However, if the priests were merely sharing their own views on politics which certain parishioners disagreed with and decided to leave the congregation over, that’s not bigotry. That’s the parishioners not wanting to listen to contrary points of view. Larry Waters says: Alec Whispers says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC June 29, 2018 at 2:59 pm The first thing to do in such a conversation is to define “racism” so that it is not too broad, too narrow, not contradictory, not circular, etc. In many instances, the term has become a highly emotional, negative, and rhetorical word with little to no cognitive meaning. Nor will it suffice merely to attempt to give examples to try “to define” the term. Ostensive definitions are weak. One can always legitimately ask why is THIS an acceptable example of “x” and THAT is not. I seriously believe that racism is a most important issue and cannot be allowed to flounder on the level of emotions and beliefs. July 3, 2018 at 7:46 am The difficulty comes in getting people to agree to a definition. Even if you go by Webster’s definition, probably has a different definition. I.E. If a white woman only dates Asian guys is she racist or is that just a preference? I say preference, others say racist. What if she won’t date white guys, but loves her father and siblings? Is that racist?I think more important than a definition is a willingness to just listen. In an issue this emotional, people tend to get defensive, often before the speaker has completed their speech. Sadly, the people most willing to discuss the issue probably aren’t the problem. Youth Minister Lorton, VA John Hobart says: July 5, 2018 at 8:49 am If you enter “bigotry” at the Google prompt, the following definition is returned: “intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.” Based on that simple definition, I would suggest that the Episcopal Church has an enormous problem with bigotry, but not necessarily with racism. July 3, 2018 at 8:26 pm The Nation of Islam has very little power or influence in society. The outlandish statements and positions of a fringe group like that is not a sign of institutional hatred of whites in greater American society. July 5, 2018 at 9:50 am I don’t think that is a very good definition of the word. Here is a better definition from Merriam-Webster of the word “bigot”: “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.” It’s not just about people who disagree with you, but includes hatred based on race and ethnicity. And I would say that, while TEC does need to do a better job at allowing for differences of opinions, it is FAR better than other denominations (e.g. Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist) of allowing its members to hold to a diverse range of opinions, within reason (you can’t disagree on gay marriage, for example, in the Roman Catholic Church or Southern Baptist churches without being excommunicated). July 4, 2018 at 7:48 am Dear Mr. Desper — YOU are in a position, through your profession to see many things. Remember, though, that humans are, by nature, social beings, We gather into groups from the moment of birth, and are formulated in those groups. It is only natural that we are “suspicious” of other groups and especially those who appear to be far removed from us in our own values. But, is this racism, elitism, bigotry, or the like? Thanks for your comments. July 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm The Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists are somewhat beyond the sphere of my influence. In my parish we have never lost a parishioner due to racial and ethnic intolerance, to the best of my knowledge, since I have been attending. We have lost quite a few due to the political bigotry of some clergy. From a church vitality standpoint, it doesn’t matter that they weren’t excommunicated. Matt Ouellette says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska General Convention 2018, Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (52) Doug Desper says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA General Convention, July 9, 2018 at 9:58 am Thank you, Mr. Hobart for these insights which are all too often forgotten. Idolatry comes in various forms and those who practice it are often the first to deny that they are doing sol John Hobart says: Frank Harrision says: July 9, 2018 at 5:53 pm I think the whole argument has been aired here in a quite intelligent way. I do think some thoughts expressed here where remembering. “Elitist,” “judgemental,” and “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Elitism we can understand. What is meant by racism is nebulous at best. I live in a minority community. I am called “brother” by my neighbor and we all seem to be a contented community. I go to a church with a number of black people. Both white people and black people in my church seem to go out of their way to show kindness, thoughtfulness, and Christian love to one another. What each of us need is to “work out our own salvation with fear and trembling,” as Mark has said, we end up in the right Christian relationship to one another. Rector Tampa, FL 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 Comments are closed. Frank Harrision says: July 3, 2018 at 8:51 am Yes, getting people to agree on a definition can be difficult. But, suppose that we accept common standards for “acceptable definitions.” For instance, suppose I defined “university” as a place of learning? Hopefully someone would point out that this is far too broad a definition; for instance, it includes kindergarten and high school. On the other hand, one could also point out that the definition is too narrow for it excluded “online learning.” These are issues of “correct form” of a definition. After all of this is settled might we then move to the acceptability of the “material content” of the definition. Then there is another matter to be considered in doing all of this and that is the definition itself and then its application in particular circumstances. Of course, listening to the other is vital in ALL of this. One reason is that no one of us is perfect. Presume that we are seekers of truth — the success of this seeking demands the help of others, even those, perhaps especially those, who do not agree with us. Not so if we are seekers of power. But, that is another matter entirely. Thanks for your comments. Frank Harrision says: Larry Waters says: July 1, 2018 at 4:01 pm The racial justice definition you provided is valid in the aggregate, but problematic on an basis. If an Indian man tells his daughter her Black friend is not welcome in his home (but a white friend is), is he not racist? It’s somewhat rare, but sometimes a non-white is in charge. There is definitely a racial hierarchy in America and white have the numerical and financial power, but they aren’t the only group to have the sin of racism. Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Mark Bigley says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Frank Harrision says: Racial Justice & Reconciliation July 3, 2018 at 8:27 am It’s not that whites are more prejudiced than blacks individually. It’s that our society, in America, privileges the racial prejudices of whites far more than it does those of any other race. That’s why white racism is a bigger problem in America. It’s more systemic and has much deeper roots in our nation’s history (e.g. slavery, segregation, incarceration bias, stop and frisk, racial profiling, etc.). Discussing the racial prejudices of other racial groups against whites in America is less of an issue because they don’t have as much of an impact on the living standards of white Americans on a societal level. Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Alec Whispers says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Matt Ouellette says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 1, 2018 at 6:10 am Indeed, various people have various notions of what the think “racism” to mean.” This is one of the major reasons that there needs to be some definition held in common before a meaningful discussion can be had. Of course, there may be long discussions needed to come, let me say, to at least a “working” definition of racism.” Otherwise, those in that discussion are going to be talking around one another, misunderstanding one another, getting frustrated with one another, and so on. So, discussions must begin, I venture to say, with a willingness to understand whatever it is that one is discussing with someone. Certainly, willingness to understand is not the same as accepting. But, a definition and the work coming to that definition is a vital part of the discussion. Otherwise, the danger of ending in chaos looms large. July 1, 2018 at 8:03 am Perhaps because of the harm racism has done to our country and our species. How many lives have been destroyed or ended because of a person’s skin color. It’s fine to be concerned about people who live in rural areas, trailer parks, the South, “flyover country”, being talked about disparagingly, but the division and discord created by their existence is nothing compared to the hate aimed at people because of their race.Are people being denied jobs because they are from the south? Have church bodies split because someone from flyover country wanted to join the congregation? Do schools have segregated proms because the kids who don’t live in trailer parks want a separate prom from people who do? Racism and slavery nearly divided this country in half. Racism permeates every institution in this country in a negative manner. It needs to be rectified. Rector Martinsville, VA July 1, 2018 at 8:33 am It is not racist to criticize homophobia in the Global South. We should call it out regardless of where it is found, because the LGBTQ+ people in Africa will suffer the consequences of such hate. Alec Whispers says: July 2, 2018 at 8:05 am Is “racism” to be so defined as it applies only to whites? If so, then many of the “arguments” and examples using “racism” in ways “against” whites become, at best circular or “true by definition,” This may well have strong rhetorical effects, most fallacies do, but little to do with the truth of the matter if it is truth being sought. July 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm Hopefully the Gospel is preached instead of politics. They are not the same. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm “Racism” spoken here is really bigotry, but racism has such a catchy ring to it! If a green bell pepper is ugly to a red bell pepper because the pepper is red, then that is bigotry, what most of the commenters call racism. If the green bp thinks that he is superior to the red bp because he is green, then that is racism. Mr. Schoen’s “definition” is worded that way because he seeks a particular outcome, the same way lawyers phrase things in court to try to sway a jury. Racism [bigotry] has NOTHING to do with power, but everything to do with how we treat each other. White people are not more or less bigoted than any other ethnicity. And to keep trying to ascribe to white people that they are the only “racists” [bigots] is the height of lies and hypocrisy. People, being people, are always going to be bigoted, sadly. There will always be evil in our world, though we wish otherwise. I am sad that slavery has existed almost always. But I had nothing to do with slavery and I am not going to accept being told that I am a racist because I am Caucasian. If the EC believes that, then I will leave the EC and label them as one of the most hypocritical groups around; they would not be a religious denomination but a hate group! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Jerry Williams says: Rector Albany, NY July 9, 2018 at 8:32 pm Just what constitutes “elitism”? The word is used a good deal in a derogatory sense, but is this appropriate? For instance, IF elitism is admitting that someone is better that someone else in a given area, then what is wrong with that. MY physicians are far better than I am in the practice of medical science/art. Of course, someone may claim that she is better than someone else in a given area and yet not be. I would not call such an attitude one of elitism but rather, perhaps, snobbery. So, just what is elitism? Omar Reyes says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Alec Whispers says: Jordan Sakal says: Rector Bath, NC General Convention prepares for expansive conversations on racism, racial healing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA John Hobart says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY July 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm Recently a white woman yelled at some black teens visiting a neighborhood pool. She even assaulted one of the teens. When the police went to arrest her, the woman pushed one detective into the wall and bit another on the arm. Had it been one of the teens assaulting the officers I imagine the child would be beaten at best or dead. Considering an unarmed Black person a threat and ending their life for selling cigarettes while white people have assaulted cops and worse, yet are taken into custody is the epitome of racism. Alec Whispers says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 4, 2018 at 12:15 am To Jordan Sakal: Mr. or Ms. Sakal, please cite specific examples of points that you are trying to illustrate about the police. This back and forth and trying to “best” each other reminds me of the old “Hatfields/McCoy feud”, if you are familiar with that story. If we are going to try to heal the racial breech, this ” ain’t” the way to do it. Some previous commenters are understandably angry/upset over past treatment of various minorities in our country. I certainly don’t condone that treatment, I condemn that treatment and as person who is trying to be Christian, don’t understand how that treatment came to be. But blaming me for wrongs that happened in the past and that I nothing to do with, is not something that I will accept. You push me and I push back; you swing at me and I swing at you; then the situation escalates. Perhaps a better way to heal the breech is to try to treat each other justly and equitably and “love thy neighbor” etc. Goodwill/good intentions must come from all sides. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

first_img Mama Mia January 3, 2017 at 8:24 am 4 COMMENTS UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Jim January 3, 2017 at 6:05 pm We used to have Ponderosa Steakhouse, Quincys, Ryans Steakhouse, Barnhill Buffet, Busy Bee Buffet, Angels, Liggetts, Village Inn, Eckerds Café inside the drug store, Buz Moes Bar B Q, several Chinese Buffets that went out, Plymouth Woodshed, Tobys in Zellwood, Pork Avenue Bar B Q, Mr. Lee’s Place, the Old Mill Buffet, Ol’ Boys Bar B Q, and that is just some of the restaurants that used to be here, there were many more….. Who knows why more don’t come, because there is plenty of business waiting for them to come to town and a lot of traffic? January 3, 2017 at 8:27 am If you don’t have tacos, or a machine that sells phone cards you’ll quickly close in Apopka. But on the up side Pine Hills is at capacity, open a Churches Chicken and rake in the money…. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSrestaurants Previous articleWhat You Need to Know About PCOSNext article10 Most Popular Home Designs in 2017 Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply center_img AnalysisBy Dale Fenwick Every time The Apopka Voice publishes an article about restaurants, we are inundated with comments.  And within those comments is one consistent complaint: Why doesn’t Apopka have more sit-down restaurants?A recent article on the website Thrillist may provide some insight.The title of the article tells us a lot, “THERE’S A MASSIVE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY BUBBLE, AND IT’S ABOUT TO BURST.”The author, Kevin Alexander, tries to explain why America’s Golden Age of Restaurants is coming to an end.  To do it he tells the story of the rise and fall of Matt Semmelhack and Mark Liberman’s AQ restaurant in San Francisco.Now Apopka is not San Francisco.  But Alexander interviewed chefs from around the country and maintains that the challenges facing restaurants are not confined to San Francisco. One chef complained about out-of-control personnel costs and the lack of skilled hospitality workers.  Another noted the problem of copycats and said, “If one guy opens a cool barbecue place and that’s successful, the next year we see five or six new cool barbecue places.”AQ opened in the fall of 2011.  From the beginning it received high praise.  In 2012 the profit was $250,000 on $2.9 Million in sales.  Sales increased in 2013 to $3.1 Million.  But profits decreased to $200,000 due to increased costs.Fast forward to 2015. Sales of $2.6 Million and profits of only $40,000.  In 2016 sales dropped to $1.6 Million and the restaurant lost $250,000.  The owners plan to close the doors later this month.So what went wrong?Did the owners lose their focus? Did the new-restaurant shine wear off? By the way, there were 3,600 restaurants in San Francisco when AQ opened and now the number is close to 7,600.Alexander contends that most sit-down dining will. “…revert back to what it was in the ’80s/’90s: reserved for special occasions,” and that more and more restaurants will become, “… hip iterations of fast-casual restaurants, with smaller menus, counter service, and a skeleton crew of front and back-of-the-house staff.”Again, Apopka is not San Francisco.  Or Atlanta.But, isn’t this what we are seeing in Apopka?  Sit-down restaurants are for special occasions and fast-casual restaurants are getting the bulk of our business?Dale Fenwick is the publisher of The Apopka Voice. Please enter your comment! Reply Reply Mama Mia January 3, 2017 at 8:18 am Things started going downhill after 9-11 and things have still not recovered completely even though there are deniers of that fact……a huge impact on the nation’s economy. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Zellwood muck farms being bought out by the state, nurseries shutting down… all took a toll on local business. I would love to see the economy back like it used to be when thinks were hopping! Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

first_img Year:  Bal House / Terry & Terry ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBal House / Terry & Terry Architecture Houses CopyHouses•Menlo Park, United States Photographs:  Bruce DamonteText description provided by the architects. This project was designed for a retiring couple, and necessitated the need for accessible space. The project ties the new addition in the rear garden area to an existing mid century ranch house by way of a transparent hallway that provides accessibility to the existing structure and allows the garden to extend into the core of the house. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe new addition comprises two floating volumes. The bedroom wing/volume on the West side of the existing house is continued toward the back as a wood tube form to accommodate an additional bedroom. The end of the bedroom volume is left open to the garden. The second volume houses the kitchen/dining and media area. The East wood wall plane of the main space is folded over onto two monolith concrete walls to form the main roof plane. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe result of the main space produces large transparent openings or voids that open out on to a deck at the rear garden. The same roof plane also warps out forward to form the carport roof toward the front of the property. A garden concrete wall stretches out toward the garden adjacent to a rear ramp and forms part of the cantilevered bench that echoes the concrete wall material of the media room. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe original structure, which houses the music room and two bedrooms/bathroom, was retained. Parts of this structure required renovating: A new steel bay window seat was inserted at the front bedroom to replace a small existing window, the front entry porch was extended and rebuilt with hardwood decking connecting to the new driveway. The fireplace chimney was reconstructed and is skinned with recycled epdm rubber along with the carport storage volume. A new hallway/passage and wood skinned storage wall was designed into the core of the structure to connect or engage the new addition with the existing structure. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe two wood volumes the “bedroom tube” and the “roof plane” both create a connection and openness to the garden by using transparency, clean minimal detail and simple materials.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessRoom For Prayer: Mosque and Cultural Center / Studio ÖArticlesInterview: Robert Miles KempArticles Share 2011 Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 20 Share Projects Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” United States “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  2000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTerry & Terry ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMenlo ParkHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on February 16, 2012Cite: “Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture” 16 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bal 住宅 / Terry & Terry Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Questions Answered at First Purdue Hemp Field Day SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 20, 2019 SHARE Previous articleGuest Worker Proposal Positive for AgricultureNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 22, 2019 Eric Pfeiffer Questions Answered at First Purdue Hemp Field DayPurdue’s first ever hemp specialist, Marguerite Bolt, presents at the hemp field day on Friday, 7/19.Purdue held its first ever hemp field day on Friday in Lafayette. Interest in the event was so strong that Marguerite Bolt, Purdue’s first ever hemp specialist, said that registration had to be shut down when they reached 200. Bolt started in the position two months ago and says growers have had a lot of questions that they were hoping to get answered at the field day.“How do I get a license for next year? Is there a list of certified seeds? How do I, where do I buy clones? Where do I sell it? The whole processing aspect is a huge question of, ‘Well if I want to plant this, where am I going to sell it?’ Then we have questions about production ag and agronomy. So, what are the best soil types? How deep should I plant it? What kind of insects or pathogens am I going to have to deal with?”And the follow-up to that question is, “Can I spray anything for it?”Bolt says, “The pesticide question is frequent. It’s an easy answer because there’s nothing labeled, but it’s being asked because other states have a list and we don’t have a list. The state chemist office is working very hard to try to figure out if we can have a list like these other states, but we’re not there for this year. Hopefully, we can try to figure something out for next year before people even put seeds in the ground.In addition to that, there are no herbicides labeled for use with hemp, making weed pressure a major issue. She said that research is happening at Purdue and other universities now to work on a solution to that problem.Bolt added that crop conditions around the state have varied. Her plot in Lafayette is incredibly weedy and sits on clay heavy soil that is prone to flooding. But at Purdue’s plot in Southwest Indiana, “Their fiber hemp, and even their grain, looks incredible and they are on sandy, well-drained soil. So, we think that those well drained soils in a wet year like this is going to be exactly what you need because the soil is prone to crusting when it’s wet and the seedlings can’t actually get through the soil crust. When you have fields that have standing water, it just won’t germinate. It makes it more susceptible to some of the seedling pathogens that we’ve found out in the field.”Hear more from Bolt, including upcoming hemp events, by listening to my full interview below.Marguerite Bolt- Purdue Hemp Field Day Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Questions Answered at First Purdue Hemp Field Daylast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Rebecca Hu – Managing Director, Office of the CEO Rebecca Hu joined Vista in 2017 and focuses on creating opportunities with investors, partners and customers in the greater China region. Her responsibilities include capital raising and portfolio company strategy and execution. Prior to joining Vista, Hu worked at China Life Insurance Company for over a decade, where she helped to build out the Firm’s outbound investment portfolio management business and focused on alternative offshore investments across a variety of funds. AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, today announced a series of promotions to build its leadership ranks. Vista’s promotions and recent announcement that Thomas E. Hogan has joined the Flagship Fund as an Operational Managing Director follow a year of strong results for the Firm. “At Vista and across our portfolio, we have always prioritized attracting, investing in and promoting world-class talent. The individuals receiving promotions have demonstrated consistent excellence and integrity in their work and have each played an instrumental role in Vista’s success,” said Robert F. Smith, Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “We are proud to recognize their outstanding contributions and look forward to what they will achieve at Vista in 2021 and beyond.” A total of 17 senior employees earned promotions in December 2020, including the following five individuals who were promoted to leadership positions:Patrick Severson – Senior Managing Director, Foundation Fund Patrick Severson joined Vista in 2013 and sits on the Investment Committee for Vista’s Foundation Funds. Severson also sits on the boards of AGDATA, Four Winds, Granicus, Kibo, Sonatype and Wrike. He was also actively involved in the Firm’s investments in Autotask, PeopleAdmin and Return Path. Prior to joining Vista, Severson worked as a Partner at Warburg Pincus where he invested in and worked with software companies from startup to buyout. Rod Aliabadi – Managing Director, Flagship Fund Rod Aliabadi joined Vista in 2008 and sits on the Investment Committee for Vista’s Flagship Funds. Aliabadi has been involved in countless Vista investments, including Acquia, Aderant, BigMachines, EAB, Forcepoint, Integral Ad Science (IAS), Mediaocean, Numerator, Ping Identity, Quick Base and Websense, amongst others. He currently sits on the boards of Acquia, EAB, IAS, Mediaocean, Ping Identity, Numerator and Quick Base. Pinterest Vista Equity Partners Builds Leadership Ranks, Recognizing Top-Performing Individuals Facebookcenter_img Twitter Brent Lanier – Managing Director, Chief Information Officer Brent Lanier joined Vista in 2017 and is responsible for overseeing information technology and security functions for the Firm. Prior to joining Vista, Lanier worked for Boston Consulting Group, overseeing technology for the global finance and tax functions. Before his time with Boston Consulting Group, Lanier worked at Bain Capital and served as the IT Business Partner for the global operations business units. Vista’s promotions and recent new hire announcement follow a year of strong results for the Firm. Vista’s portfolio companies acted quickly to build new solutions in response to COVID-19 as the world’s reliance on technology and enterprise software reached new levels as a result of the pandemic. In 2020, Vista’s private equity and permanent capital investment strategies deployed $7.3 billion of capital across 52 investments, returned $7.3 billion of capital across eight monetization events, participated in three initial public offerings and public equity offerings and raised $9.4 billion of capital from current and new investors. To learn more about the Firm’s results in 2020, read Vista’s Year in Review. About Vista Equity Partners Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2020. Vista exclusively invests in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, permanent capital, credit, and public equity strategies, bringing an approach that prioritizes creating enduring market value for the benefit of its global ecosystem of investors, companies, customers and employees. Vista’s investments are anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions and proven, flexible management techniques that drive sustainable growth. Vista believes the transformative power of technology is the key to an even better future – a healthier planet, a smarter economy, a diverse and inclusive community and a broader path to prosperity. Further information is available at Follow Vista on LinkedIn, @Vista Equity Partners, and on Twitter, @Vista—Equity. View source version on CONTACT: Alan Fleischmann [email protected] 202-776-7776 KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Vista Equity Partners Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 08:01 AM TAGS  Josh Gray – Operating Managing Director, Endeavor Fund Josh Gray joined Vista in 2019 and currently sits on the board of Fusion Risk Management and works closely with the Firm’s investment in Dispatch. Prior to joining Vista, Gray served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Eved, a global B2B payments platform, where he ran all lines of business. Previously, Gray worked as an Operating Partner at Insight Partners and as a Vice President at Oracle, which he joined via its acquisition of BigMachines, a former Vista portfolio company. Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_imgNews Updates[Lower Berth Allotment] Give Highest Priority To Pregnant women, Then To Senior Citizens And Thereafter To The VVIPs’, MP HC To Railways [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay30 July 2020 5:22 AMShare This – xThe Jabalpur bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday (27th July) asked Indian Railways to consider re-prioritising the lower berth allotment by giving the highest priority to pregnant women, then to senior citizens and thereafter to the VVIPs.The said suggestion put forth by the bench comprising of Justices Sanjay Yadav and Atul Sreedharan, came in the Public Interest Litigation (PIL)…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 Jabalpur bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday (27th July) asked Indian Railways to consider re-prioritising the lower berth allotment by giving the highest priority to pregnant women, then to senior citizens and thereafter to the VVIPs.The said suggestion put forth by the bench comprising of Justices Sanjay Yadav and Atul Sreedharan, came in the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which was registered suo-motu by the High Court “to consider certain measures regarding railway journeys in the interest of the public at large.”Background of the PILThe present PIL owed its genesis to a train journey undertaken by a Judge of the Court while he was travelling from Gwalior to Jabalpur on an official visit.When the the train reached the Katni-Murwara station, the Judge got off the train for a cup of tea and suddenly, the train started pulling out from the platform without blowing its horn. The judge was put to great inconvenience and the accompanying hazard of boarding the running train. The incident made the Judge put forth three suggestions to the Indian Railways “which if implemented would go a long way to ensure passenger comfort during the journey.” The 3 suggestions put forth by the Judge and the reply filed by the Respondent Indian Railways Suggestion no. 1 – “It would be in the interest of the public at large that some light signal/sound be fixed on each bogie enabling the passengers outside the train to be alert prior to departure of the train with a view to avoid mishappening/accident.” Indian Railways Reply – As regards the first suggestion, the respondent/Indian Railways submitted that the train does not move without giving at least two whistles and without a display of the green/amber signal on the platform in front of each train. It was further stated that perhaps the Judge may not have heard the whistle/horn of the engine on account of the loud ambient sound on the platform. The Respondent further stated that instructions have been issued to the staff concerned that greater caution and care should be taken to ensure that the horn of the engine is loud and audible enough and that the same is accompanied by repeated announcements on the platform through the public address system and also, the video displays details related to the departure of the train. As regards the suggestion that light signals or hooters being fixed on the coaches is concerned, the Respondent stated in its reply that modification of the coach requires a policy decision and design approval affecting thousands of trains all over the country and that it would not be possible to switch over to a new system of signalling overnight or even over months. However, the Respondent undertook to ensure greater display of the green/yellow signals and efficient, loud and repeated blowing of the horn before the train departs from a station. Suggestion no. 2 – “If the website/app is updated by displaying the position of the seats/berths to be allotted at the time of making a reservation that would be more convenient and suitable for the public in general.” Indian Railways Reply – As regards the second suggestion put forth by the Judge, it was submitted by the Respondent that lakhs of passengers travel each day and so it is not physically possible to demonstrate which seats are vacant with the present IT infrastructure. Further, the Respondent stated that updating the website and the mobile application for displaying the position of seats/berths to be allotted at the time of drawing reservation is again a policy decision and involves major changes and hence has huge financial implications and therefore unviable. Suggestion no. 3 – “The size/number of doors of the bogies should be increased or in the alternative, duration of stoppage of the trains should be increased from two minute to at least five minutes, to make the people smooth and easy while boarding of getting off the train.” Indian Railways Reply – As regards the third suggestion relating to widening the doors or increasing the stoppage time of the trains at the stations, the Respondent stated that it will not be possible to widen the size of the doors because it will decrease the passenger-carrying capacity of the coach and will also compromise with the safety of the passengers. It was further submitted that any modification in the passenger coaches contains a lot of public expenditure, trials and experiments. On the issue of increasing the stoppage time of a train at a particular station, the Respondent had to say that this would further delay the train in reaching its destination and that the fixing of the halting time at the stations is based upon an assessment done by the Respondent with regard to the number of passengers alighting and boarding a particular train at the station. On the issue of allotting lower berths to Pregnant Women and Senior Citizens The Respondent, while answering the issue of granting lower berths to Pregnant women and Senior citizens stated that in the priority list of the railways, the VVIPs like Ministers, Supreme Court/High Court judges etc., fall very high and they have to be allotted the lower berths first. After the VVIPs are accommodated, priorities are given to pregnant women and senior citizens. It was also stated that the best efforts are being made to ensure that senior citizens do get the lower berth. The Respondent also stated that the design of the railway coaches are being made in such a manner that in future it shall be convenient for every person to climb up to the upper berth also, however, some inconvenience while travelling is inevitable and therefore regretted. The observation of the Court The court was satisfied with the reply given by the Respondent (Indian Railways). The Court acknowledged the fact that it cannot force the Respondent to incur expenses which the Respondent does not consider as economically viable and also on account of the large number of trains on which the said measures would have to be implemented, which makes the proposals difficult, almost impossible to implement. The court in its order noted, “The suggestions put forth are aspects relating to policy decisions of the Respondent entailing huge expenditure. This court cannot pass a judicial order in matters which would interfere with aspects of policy relating to the Respondent Indian Railways for which this court lacks the technical expertise to appreciate the difficulties that would be faced by the railways in giving effect to the suggestions.” However, as regards the prioritisation of berth allotment is concerned, the Respondent Indian Railways was requested to consider re-prioritising the berth allotment by giving the highest priority to pregnant women, then to senior citizens and thereafter to the VVIPs. Court noted that “Pregnant women are most vulnerable on account of their medical condition and it would cause them great inconvenience in occupying the middle or upper berth.” Further, the bench said, “Thus, the dictates of reason and the fulfilment of a welfare state demands that they (Pregnant women) be given the highest priority along with passengers suffering from a terminal illness or life-threatening ailments like cancer and those who are physically or mentally challenged, be considered as priority No. 1 for allotment of the lower berth. The senior citizens who on account of their advanced age and attendant medical issues should be considered at priority No. 2 and lastly, the VVIP’s who are usually serving state functionaries are invariably those blessed with better health and so be considered at priority No. 3.” (emphasis supplied) With the above direction to seriously reconsider the prioritisation of allotment of the lower berth in trains, the petition was finally disposed of. Case Details: Case Title: In Reference v. Union of IndiaCase No.: Writ Petition No. 25097/2019Quorum: Justice Sanjay Yadav and Justice Atul SreedharanAppearance: Amicus Curiae, Advocate Samdarshi Tiwari (For the Court); Advocate N.S. Ruprah (For the Respondent)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] 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