St. Mary’s Sewanee hires Andy Anderson as executive director

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 St. Mary’s Sewanee hires Andy Anderson as executive director Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL People Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [St. Mary’s Sewanee] St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. E. Lucius “Andy” Anderson III as its fourth executive director effective in early September.  Anderson joins St. Mary’s Sewanee to continue building upon St. Mary’s Sewanee’s vision, expanding reach and facilities development that have marked its growth over the last decade.Andy AndersonAnderson most recently has served as the rector of the Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama, since 2003. Anderson brought stability and growth in ministries to the 1800-member parish, initially leading the parish through a long-range visioning process that resulted in master planning and a $4.2 million successful capital campaign to renovate the 1859 National Historic Landmark church and eliminate the parish’s debt to acquire adjacent property in downtown Huntsville. After physically “building the church,” Anderson spent his energy and leadership “building the church spiritually in formation, mission, and ministry,” embracing the Catechumenate for new member incorporation, RenewalWorks Spiritual Development Ministries of Forward Movement, and expanding the parish’s outreach efforts including establishing one of the South’s premier local grower’s and artisan markets, The Greene Street Market at Nativity. Nativity has a long tradition of supporting Centering Prayer, and Anderson is in the process of becoming a certified Centering Prayer workshop facilitator through contemplative outreach.Before his tenure at Nativity, Anderson served as rector of Grace Church in Anderson, S.C., where he led the parish through extensive strategic planning and a capital campaign to renovate and expand the historic church. Anderson initially served in ordained ministry at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Georgia, as canon educator for children, youth and family ministries, embracing and leading a vision for ministry that saw tremendous growth.Dale Grimes, president of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Sewanee, said, “The Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Andy as the new executive director of St. Mary’s Sewanee. Andy is absolutely the right person to take on these duties at this time. He brings to St. Mary’s Sewanee his extensive experience in spiritual development programming and activities, service to and leadership in the Episcopal Church, financial and administrative acumen and significant and proven fundraising ability. We are excited about the possibilities for our future with Andy as our executive director as we enter a new phase of growth in programming and campus development.”In recent years, St. Mary’s Sewanee has accomplished a number of goals in the plans envisioned by the board. The Anna House, completed four years ago as the Center’s newest lodging facility, has been fully brought on line, providing more hospitality options for its guests by allowing accommodation of larger groups as well as simultaneous use by multiple groups. The quality and number of its programs have increased, including a new relationship with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, which has commenced a four-part program, the Soul of Leadership, at St. Mary’s Sewanee. Many other programs offered by long-time St. Mary’s Sewanee presenters have been able to make use of the Center’s new and upgraded facilities on a year-round basis.Andy Anderson returns to the Mountain with the enthusiasm and skills to lead St. Mary’s Sewanee forward in this ongoing expansion of facilities and programs. “I first experienced St. Mary’s as a thin holy place of spiritual connection to God on an Advent Quiet Day my first year at the School of Theology in 1991. I returned to St. Mary’s many times during seminary years to know the quiet and refreshment from the beauty of holiness St. Mary’s offers,” Anderson remarks.  “After beginning a Centering Prayer practice in the late 1990s, I began attending retreats and other events at St. Mary’s. It’s a part of my spiritual DNA and has continued to enrich and enliven my life and ministry. I have been nurtured by St. Mary’s mission and its heart of prayerfulness and it will be a privilege to give back to this sacred and beautiful place that has given so much to me and to others. I am excited to continue my journey in the capacity as Executive Director and look forward to the great work of building upon what John Runkle and the fine staff and St. Mary’s Board have launched. I believe in our mission, having served with fundraising efforts to help get us where we are today. I look forward to leading the efforts to allow others to be a part of contributing to St. Mary’s mission with their time, talent, and financial resources.”A native of Statesboro, Georgia, Anderson holds a Doctor of Ministry and a Master of Divinity honoris causa from The School of Theology at Sewanee, a Master of Business Administration in finance from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Georgia. Prior to ordination in 1994, Anderson had a successful career in corporate banking with the SunTrust Banks.  He has served the wider church and Sewanee in many capacities and looks forward to strengthening St. Mary’s connections to the wider church as well as in interfaith collaborations.  He and his wife Tippy (the former Tippen Harvey of Rome, Georgia)  have been married for almost 36 years and have two adult children, Case and Sally, who like Andy and Tippy, consider Sewanee home. Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

George Smith’s rib breaking tackle on Andy Ellis

first_imgTuesday Jul 29, 2008 George Smith’s rib breaking tackle on Andy Ellis Since the weekend I’ve received a few emails from guys wanting to see how New Zealands’s number nine Andy Ellis bruised his ribs in the epic Wallabies vs All Blacks test in Sydney. The injury actually occurred in the first half when in form Wallaby flanker George Smith put in a crunching hit on Ellis as he made a little break after some nice play. To make matters worse, big Rocky Elsom sandwiched him from the other side. A scrum half stuck between two powerful loosies is not a pretty sight. Well, maybe for some. Not for Ellis, but he did continue besides looking laboured, and got himself a nice try early in the second half before being taken off to stick an ice pack on those aching ribs. Replacement Jimmy Cowan came on and also ended up injuring himself, resulting in the All Blacks now having two battered halfbacks leading up to the next test at Eden Park. A trim looking Piri Weepu has since been called up as backup, and will be determined to make an impact if his services are required. Time: 01:44 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere

first_imgArchitects: Struere Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795861/hollywood-hills-residence-struere Clipboard Grover Hollingsworth and Associates Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere Area:  1200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions+ 21 Share Photographs Project Team:Hraztan Zeitlian, Robert Villagomez, Hugo Calderon, Frank TaylorTitle 24 Compliance:Solargy Inc.Surveyor:Becker & Miyamoto Inc.City:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN ProductionsRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageText description provided by the architects. This is a small house designed for outdoor living, with Living Spaces that engage the Garden, blurring the boundary between Exterior and Interior, and engaging the ground surrounding it and opening to the sky.Save this picture!© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN ProductionsThis House affirms the vibrancy of the design strategies of the modern houses of Los Angeles. What is new is that now we can build in a truly sustainable way, with cool roofs, dual glazed low iron crystal clear glazing expanses, new structural steel codes and advances in engineering that allow for even thinner overhanging roofs, thick slumped stone walls can be replaced with patterned walls with more efficient insulation and usable cavities.Save this picture!© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN ProductionsReenergizing and renewing the Modern Living Promise, the new House opens the interiors to the outdoors and the views: it’s an Open House, engaged with its garden, exterior spaces and the interiors merge in an attempt to bring us together again with our natural surroundings.Save this picture!© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN ProductionsThe Contemporary design echoes mid-20th Century horizontal lines (the famous ‘planes of Id’) that refer to the endless Los Angeles Horizon (only if interrupted by the vertical plane where the SmartTV screen is embedded). Thus this small house makes attempts to critically engage the urbanity of the the city it belongs to.Save this picture!© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN ProductionsThe House is a composition of horizontal volumes and a void interpreted as a garden anchored by a tree. The House is Split into two volumes perpendicular to each other, with a small court in between. A Specimen Tree is the centerpiece of this court, growing through the roof joining the two volumes of the house, growing through a rectangular Oculus, and soaring towards the sky.Save this picture!DiagramThe volumetric composition of the House is brought together by the continuous Roof/canopy (=Horizon). Thus the House defines Los Angeles as a city made of volumetric fragments and voids coalesced by the endless horizon. This House reflects the urban condition of Los Angeles: an endless Horizon that paradoxically brings together the divergent geometries of Los Angeles’ urban sprawl.Save this picture!© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN ProductionsProject gallerySee allShow lessSasaki Wins Competition to Reshape Shanghai’s Suzhou CreekArchitecture NewsSe Yoon Park Uses Architectural Techniques to Symbolize Life in SculpturesArchitecture News Share Dana Benson Construction CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States Photographs:  Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Little Tomato Landscapes Manufacturers: C.R. Laurence, Bisazza, Caesarstone, Emtek, Soli Architectural Surfaces, TechLighting, El Verde Terrazzo inc., Escenium HAUS, Mathiesen, Sliding Doors, Soli stone, Tyvek Hollywood Hills Residence / StruereSave this projectSaveHollywood Hills Residence / Struere “COPY” Year:  General Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795861/hollywood-hills-residence-struere Clipboard “COPY” Structural Engineer: Landscape Consultant: ArchDaily United States Geotechnical Engineer: Projects 2015 Houses David Reith and Associates Inc. CopyAbout this officeStruereOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on September 25, 2016Cite: “Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere” 25 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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More EU peace money possible

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland The European commissioner for regional policy has said he will do everything in his power to ensure Northern Ireland gets more peace money.Johannes Hahn was speaking after a meeting with the first and deputy first ministers at the opening of the new bridge over the River Foyle in Derry. The money for the bridge came from the nearly £300 million Peace 3 programme.Commissioner Hahn said he would work towards making more money available. “I will do everything to make sure that the money will be available in the future,” Mr Hahn told the BBC.Mr Hahn suggested that the British government may be an obstacle to securing more peace money because “it is not in favour of spending a lot of money on European projects”.“We hope that at the end of the day we will find a positive solution so that all these projects can continue and further contribute to the development of the region,” he added.Peace 3 follows Peace 1 and 2 which were set up to support the peace process after the paramilitary ceasefires of 1994. Peace funding is given to a wide range of social and economic projects in Northern Ireland and the border counties. Howard Lake | 26 June 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis More EU peace money possible About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

University of Oxford receives £150m gift for the Humanities

first_imgSEE ALSO: Billionaire David Harding’s £100m gift to Cambridge University (5 February 2019)Mega gifts to wealthy universities, by Adrian Beney (19 June 2019) Tagged with: artificial intelligence Major gift Oxford University  420 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Performing arts venuesThe building will also include performing arts and exhibition venues to benefit the wider Oxford community and public. Facilities will include a 500-seat concert hall and a 250-seat auditorium, as well as flexible performance and exhibition spaces for music, dance, and art. These venues will feature programming from Oxford students and faculty, local community-based organisations, and leading international artists. They also will provide space for the public to gather at Oxford for festivals and other cultural celebrations. Howard Lake | 19 June 2019 | News Institute for Ethics in AIThe Schwarzman Centre will also house Oxford’s new Institute for Ethics in AI. This will enhance the role of the Humanities in studying the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and other new computing technologies.The building is expected to open in Autumn 2024. Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said: Advertisement “This generous donation from Stephen A. Schwarzman marks a significant endorsement of the value of the Humanities in the 21st century and in Oxford University as the world leader in the field. The new Schwarzman Centre will open a vibrant cultural programme to the public and will enable Oxford to remain at the forefront of both research and teaching while demonstrating the critical role the Humanities will play in helping human society navigate the technological changes of the 21st century.”About Stephen A SchwarzmanStephen Schwarzman – image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StephenSchwarzman.jpg Stephen A. Schwarzman said of his gift to Oxford University:‘I’m proud to partner with Oxford to establish the Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities which will unite Oxford’s Humanities faculties for the first time, include a new Institute for Ethics in AI to explore crucial questions affecting the workplace and society, and in addition offer modern performing arts facilities that will deepen Oxford’s engagement with the public.“For nearly 1,000 years, the study of the Humanities at Oxford has been core to western civilisation and scholarship. We need to ensure that its insights and principles can be adapted to today’s dynamic world. Oxford’s longstanding global leadership in the Humanities uniquely positions it to achieve this important objective.”Author Sir Philip Pullman said:“This is one of the most exciting ideas for a long time. Oxford, which abounds in talent of all kinds, deserves a proper centre for the study and celebration of the humanities. This is a time when technology is making new media, new forms of communication, new ways of thinking available to a much wider range of students and citizens than ever before, but also when the roots of humane study need nourishing and strengthening – and indeed protecting – in a world that sometimes seems to have lost touch with the best elements of its past.“I welcome this new enterprise warmly, and I’m sure it will flourish and soon be widely seen, and celebrated, as an essential part of what Oxford means.”Neil MacGregor, former museum director, writer and broadcaster, added:‘This magnificent, munificent gift to the University is as timely as it is generous. The way we make new knowledge is changing. And soon Oxford will, thanks to this gift, have a building specifically designed both to foster a new way of working, and to share its benefits as widely as possible.”center_img Main photo: Logic Lane, by Matt Stuart under Creative Commons Oxford University has received a gift of £150 million to support the way it teaches, researches, and shares the Humanities with the world. It is “the largest single donation to the University since the Renaissance”.The £150 million donation has been made by Stephen Schwarzman, the philanthropist and Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative investment firm.The funding will create the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. This will bring together, for the first time, Oxford’s programmes in:Englishhistorylinguisticsphilology and phoneticsmedieval and modern languagesmusicphilosophyand theology and religion.With a new library in the space, the centre will encourage cross-disciplinary and collaborative study. University of Oxford receives £150m gift for the Humanities Mr Schwarzman’s charitable giving has focused on education, culture and the arts, and he has an interest in supporting efforts to tackle big problems with transformative solutions.For example, in October 2018, he announced a foundational $350 million gift to establish the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, an interdisciplinary hub which will reorient MIT to address the opportunities and challenges presented by the rise of artificial intelligence. It will address critical ethical and policy considerations to ensure that the technologies are employed for the common good.He gave $150 million in 2015 to Yale University to establish a first-of-its-kind campus centre in Yale’s historic Commons building, and has also gifted $50 million to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance to underprivileged children attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York.In 2013, he founded an international scholarship programme, ‘Schwarzman Scholars‘, at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China. At over $575 million, the programme is modelled on the Rhodes Scholarship and is the single largest philanthropic effort in China’s history coming largely from international donors.In 2007, Mr Schwarzman donated $100 million to the New York Public Library on whose board he serves. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14  419 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Labor unions rally for justice for Puerto Rico

first_imgLabor rallied for Puerto Rico in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 18, demanding Congress provide much-needed post-hurricane relief as well as cancellation of the island’s debt incurred through Wall Street exploitation. Over 100 workers converged on the U.S. Capitol, representing Service Employees Union 32BJ, United Auto Workers, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and ACT UP Philadelphia.After lobbying by union leaders, members with signs and banners massed inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building lobby for a group photograph. They followed up with a march to the headquarters of Housing and Urban Development and then on to the Federal Emergency Management Administration, calling for immediate hurricane relief funds for Puerto Rico as well as for Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sudan’s millions on brink of revolution — What will U.S. do?

first_imgApril 15 — Months of widespread protests by thousands, some say millions, in the northeast African country of Sudan culminated in six days and nights of a massive sit-in rally in the capital city, Khartoum. The gathered crowds celebrated April 11 upon hearing that Sudan’s president of the past 30 years, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, had resigned.Part of the huge crowd that sat in and rallied in Khartoum on April 13The joyous mood changed quickly when military leaders announced that Defense Minister Awad Ibn Auf would be the new president during a two-year transition period leading to an election. Protesters refused to accept Auf, a military figure with close associations with Bashir. As of April 14, Auf has stepped down and the military council requested that political parties “select an independent prime minister.” (The New Arab)  The Alliance for Freedom and Change met with the military council on April 13 to discuss the establishment of a civilian government, as well as changing the repressive practices of the security services.During the demonstrations, security forces and militias defending those in power periodically attacked the huge popular sit-in.  According to the Central Committee for Sudanese Doctors, 35 people were killed by security forces or militias during the protests.Soldiers fraternize with demonstratorsIn a dramatic move, dozens of lower-ranking soldiers in the regular army refused to obey orders and intervened to protect protesters from the security forces. Some rank-and-file soldiers and junior officers have defected to the protesters’ side. Videos show friendly cooperation between demonstrators and troops — indicating the possible collapse of the old state power.It is less likely that top officers in the military council would ultimately support new leaders who introduce social and economic change in Sudan. To whom will the soldiers give allegiance? To the military command or the revolutionary movement?Nonaligned, independent groups, such as the Sudanese Professional Association, have led the protest movement against Bashir and the present government. The Communist Party of Sudan, a significant party also involved in the current movement, called recent developments “a major day in the revolutionary history of our country” in its newspaper, Morning Star for Peace and Socialism. Also included in the protest movement was an opposition party, Umma Party, whose leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi, was overthrown by Bashir in a military coup in 1989. Protesters of all generations and genders joined the sit-in. Youth made up the majority. “This revolution was the revolution of the youth before it was a popular revolution,” said Hmeda, a participant. She explained that the government had neglected spending on education, health care and infrastructure while spending the majority of the budget on defense. (The New Arab, April 12)Nearly 30 percent of youth ages 18 to 24 are unemployed, according to International Labor Organization statistics.Oil writes Sudan’s recent historyOil companies from many countries invested throughout the 1980s and 90s in the construction of wells, pipelines and other major oil development projects to reach Sudan’s oil reserves. The expansion of the government-directed oil infrastructure was mostly dominated by the northern culture, while entering into areas of the southern region.  Rebel forces also vied with government forces for control of oil-related resources. Large oil reserves has been detected in 1978 in what came to be the separate state of South Sudan in 2011. Washington supported rebels in South Sudan in a bid to guarantee U.S. oil interests access to that region.   Some explain the conflict between northern and southern regions of Sudan by its colonial-era borders, which encompass groups with distinct languages, religions and cultures. The Arabic language and Islam predominate in the north, while English and multiple Indigenous languages prevail in the south, along with Christianity and traditional practices. Bashir came to power in 1989 through a military coup led by the National Islamic Front.  In 1994, a Foreign Ministry delegation from Iran reported seeing the Construction Jihad of Iran active in agriculture, hospital building and road building in Sudan. In 1995 Bashir signed an agreement with China about mining, oil, textiles, the sugar industry and rehabilitation of Sudan railways, along with a grant of 1 million yuan for “projects for poor families.” Projects would later expand as Sudan pursued foreign investment from Western countries. Tensions rose as rebel forces from the South made attempts to take over oil resources and infrastructure, leading to government retaliation. In April 1999 the central Sudan government announced it was building factories to produce tanks and missiles, “to defend ourselves against conspirators,” and declared they would use earnings from oil exports to finance these projects.  (sudanupdate.org)In 2003, the southern rebels (SPLA) captured an airbase, destroying planes and freeing prisoners. The Sudan government, which had since built up its military capacity, retaliated against SPLA forces in the region of Darfur in 2004 with helicopter gunships. Concurrent raids were led by Janjaweed mounted militia forces against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa peoples. Bashir denied any connection between himself and the Janjaweed. This didn’t stop U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell from charging Bashir with a massacre and even genocide before the International Criminal Court. At the time Washington considered Bashir an obstacle to U.S. interests.When South Sudan separated in 2011, Sudan lost a quarter of its area and population, including access to nearly half of its former oil reserves, which had formed the economic basis for securing investment and also the ability to pay back debt. In addition, the U.S. had imposed sanctions since 1997 and listed Sudan as a state sponsoring terrorism. Sudan still has the third-largest land area in Africa and over 40 million people. Sudan currently faces an economic crisis, with inflation at over 60 percent.  In October 2018, Bashir announced a 15-month austerity program, dissolving his government and slashing a third of ministries to cut costs. Bread subsidies were halted — an anti-people move — and the price of bread tripled. How will the U.S. and other imperialist countries react should a popular revolutionary government replace the current military rule and attempt to rebuild Sudan on its own terms? Will the imperialists attempt military intervention to gain control over the oil infrastructures that pass through and connect Sudan and South Sudan?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

FDA Feed Rule Under Fire

first_img Many industries are asking the Food and Drug Administration to exempt American brewers from draft regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act – according to DTN. The groups believe proposed livestock feed regulations would impose additional costs and make it difficult for producers to use spent grains for animal feed. The Beer Institute – one of the organizations opposing the rule – has worked for more than a year to present scientific-based arguments on this issue. Beer Institute Vice President of Communications Chris Thorne says the marketing of spent grains has been used for centuries. Since humans already consume beer – Thorne says the production is held to exceptionally high standards. He says the grains are produced in a swift, sanitary and safe manner – and often are consumed by animals within 24 hours of being separated from the beer. The institute has calculated the proposed rule would cost a single large brewery as much as 13.6-million dollars per year to comply. Previous articleIndiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap UpNext articleOil Prices End the Week up 3% Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Apr 11, 2014 FDA Feed Rule Under Fire SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News FDA Feed Rule Under Fire The National Milk Producers Federation argues the proposed rule incorrectly imposes safety standards on animal feed similar to those for human food. NMPF Senior Vice President of Communications Chris Galen says the proposal is something FDA is creating when there isn’t a problem to correct – as feeding spent grains to cattle has never been demonstrated as a health concern. The deadline for a final, published rule is August 30, 2015. SHARE Source: NAFB News service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Local radio forcibly shut down, another hounded by the government

first_img Organisation News PeruAmericas News Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of Radio Orión in Pisco for bogus administrative reasons, suspecting an act of censorship, and hopes that an appeal lodged by the station will quickly be decided in its favour. Help by sharing this information Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Receive email alerts News RSF_en April 1, 2020 Find out more News to go further Follow the news on Peru February 10, 2017 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today protested at the brutal closure of Radio Orión in Pisco, southwestern Peru, using a bogus administrative reason to mask an act of censorship after the government made serious accusations against its proprietor.It also condemned pressure and threats made the same week against the community radio Cutivalú in Piura, in the northwest of the country, for refusing to broadcast an advertisement for the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the content of which was contested by editorial staff.In both these cases, the justice system should remind the authorities involved of the need to respect freedom of the press, the organisation said.Some 100 police officers, accompanied by a magistrate, raided the premises of Radio Orión on 13 September 2007 and seized its entire broadcast equipment, claiming that the radio’s licence had expired four years ago.In fact, the local and national authorities were angry at criticism aired by Radio Orión about aid and compensation to victims of an earthquake which destroyed almost 80% of the city of Pisco on 15 August. The governor had accused the station’s owner Eloy Yong Meza, of having incited the earthquake survivors to revolt. He has appealed against the closure to the courts, but under the law it will remain closed until the case is settled.“The argument that the licence was not valid, which was used to justify the closure of Radio Orión is just an administrative subterfuge to mask an act of censorship,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Assuming the station’s licence had expired in 2003, why was it allowed to broadcast for four years? If, as we believe, Radio Orión was sanctioned because of its editorial line, such reprisals are a serious violation of press freedom. We hope that the appeal lodged by the station will rapidly be decided in its favour.”“We also hope that agreement will be reached between the authorities and radio Cutivalú, which has a right to supervise advertising it broadcasts, even if it is official. The media is not there to be given orders”, said Reporters Without Borders. The Jesuit-run and founded radio in Piura, Cutivalú, recently refused to broadcast a message from the Ministry of Energy and Mines, in relation to exploitation of new deposits in the region. The radio disagreed with statements in the advertising in relation to a public consultation exercise, planned for 16 September. The editor of Cutivalú, Rodolfo Aquino, who has been bombarded by telephone and email threats, has asked for protection. Despite his offers of dialogue, the government has made it known it reserves the right to take legal proceedings against the station. Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites PeruAmericas September 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local radio forcibly shut down, another hounded by the government December 4, 2019 Find out more China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reportinglast_img read more