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Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary agree on collaboration

first_imgEpiscopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary agree on collaboration Kelly Brown Douglas, scholar and racial justice activist, named EDS’s new dean Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tony Oberdorfer says: Robert B. Hunter says: Tags Theological Education Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 July 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm The sperm count of American males is declining, this matches the decline of American Christian Churches Brian MacFarland says: May 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm This is great news. As an EDS alum (MATS ’05) I was saddened by the decision to close the Cambridge campus. But this move feels just right! And to have Kelly Brown Douglas as the first dean! How fabulous. Under her leadership, EDS can continue its unique voice in the constellation of Episcopal seminaries with its decades long commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racism. Karen McLean Hessel says: May 20, 2017 at 1:09 am We already have an Episcopal seminary in New York, why the need for another? Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY May 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership! In my work with Episcopal students at Union, over the years, it’s been clear that they are grounded within a justice framework deeply needed by our world. The scholarship represented by both institutions is remarkable. Kudos to all involved! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC Posted May 19, 2017 May 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm …or might this be the death knell for GTS, my alma mater? The decline of GTS over the past decade or so means it may have even more trouble drawing students in the NYC area if EDS is a viable alternative. I was involved for a time in meeting with prospective students while at GTS (2003-2006) and a common struggle they voiced was the dilemma of prospects receiving no financial support at GTS vis-a-vis a good deal of support at VTS. Reputation, ethos, etc., were issues for the prospects I spoke with, but for a number of them, practical and financial concerns were paramount. This was during a time when another one of our sister institutions had just closed, rather suddenly, and there was much concern over the viability of the seminary for the obvious reason that no one wanted to invest year or two and then be forced to leave or move. There are some serious concerns for Deans and Trustees in all of this. AMDG Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Les Singleton says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 June 4, 2017 at 11:36 am I was hugely saddened by the news that EDS would be closing. Its departure from Cambridge, and from Harvard Square, will impoverish theological discourse at Harvard, weaken student links to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) monastic community, and be bad for local parishes in the thriving Diocese of Massachusetts where EDS students interned. Furthermore, there is an alarming, and striking, even shocking, lack of mention of what will become of General Theological Seminary, what its relationship with Union Theological Seminary and the new, but only, in the view of many, so-called, EDS, in New York, will be, and what provision is being made for the care of future seminarians from New England. Though EDS was a “national” seminary, it had a huge impact in its relationships with Episcopal, and other, churches in New England. The silence on these matters, thus far, is huge, and terrible. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET John Rawlinson says: Rector Bath, NC May 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm total disaster. We give up Harvard, Cambridge, a wonderful campus, for a second rate troubled Union. EDS will die. alumni giving will dry up. General is already in NYC. EDS could have experimented in continuing ed, a retreat center, etc. the endowment could have kept the campus going, es. since the faculty are gone. May 20, 2017 at 10:59 pm What will happen to Jonathan Daniels? Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cindy Savage-King says: May 20, 2017 at 9:48 am I wish a few years ago Seabury-Western had been a little more creative when they were charting their future. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Pamela G. Conrad says: Carol B. Clinton says: May 23, 2017 at 12:06 pm I do think that Kelly Brown Douglas is wonderful. With regard to “EDS” moving to NY, I must point out that since no faculty, staff, nor students are moving to Union, EDS is not moving– its endowment is moving. The Body of Christ is composed of people, not buildings. This is true for seminaries as well. I am EDS. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal Divinity School] Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary announced May 19 that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New York City beginning in the fall of 2018.“We had three goals when we began to plan this news phase in EDS’s life,” said the Rev.  Gary Hall, chair of the EDS board. “We wanted to continue providing Episcopal theological education within an accredited, degree-granting program, deepen our historic commitment to gospel-centered justice, and provide financial strength and stability for EDS’s future. Today, I am delighted to say that we have achieved all three.”“This is an historic moment,” said the Rev. Serene Jones, president of the Union faculty and Johnston Family Professor for Religion and Democracy at Union. “We are honored that EDS has chosen to partner with us and are certain that the stewardship of our deepest commitments will be fulfilled in the years ahead.”The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas will be the first dean of EDS at Union. Photo: Washington National CathedralEDS appointed the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Susan D. Morgan Professor of Religion at Goucher College in Maryland and canon theologian at Washington National Cathedral, as the first dean of EDS at Union. Douglas will also join the Union faculty as a professor. She is the author of many articles and five books, including “Stand Your Ground:  Black Bodies and the Justice of God,” which was written in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.“Kelly Brown Douglas is one of the most distinguished religious thinkers, teachers, ministers, and activists in the nation,” Jones said. “We are confident that Union’s longstanding commitment to both the Gospel and social justice will be strengthened and enhanced under her leadership.”Ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1983, Douglas holds a master’s degree in theology and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Union. Her academic work focuses on womanist theology, sexuality and the black church, and she is a sought-after speaker and author on issues of racial justice and theology.“Kelly is an Episcopal Church leader and an eminent scholar—and she is a daughter of Union,” Hall said. “Working together, EDS and Union aim to advance the causes of social justice and theology in the world and Kelly is the ideal leader for this new venture.”“I am excited for the challenge,” Douglas said. “What I am really happy about for the wider EDS community is that this isn’t the typical bad news of a small seminary closing. This is the news that this place believed enough in its mission that it went out and found a way to carry that mission forward in a viable fashion, and found a way for the mission to grow. EDS is going to continue. The EDS community has found the platform to do that, and they have found in UTS an institution that shares their mission. I feel privileged to be a part of this next chapter in EDS’ life.”Beginning in 2018, students who enroll in the EDS program at Union will earn graduate degrees from Union and also fulfill requirements for ordination in the Episcopal Church. In addition to Douglas, EDS will hire a professor of Anglican studies to join the four Episcopal priests currently on Union’s faculty.“I look forward to the amazing possibilities that will be brought forth through this affiliation,” said Union’s Board Chair Wolcott B. Dunham Jr. “Our work together will surely expand the ways we serve the church and the world.” A lifelong Episcopalian, Dunham is also senior warden of St. James’ Episcopal Church in the City of New York and a former trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of New YorkEDS plans to purchase a floor in a new building being constructed at Union that will house offices, residential space for the dean, and other facilities. The EDS campus in Cambridge will be sold after operations there cease in July, and the proceeds will be added to the school’s endowment, currently valued at $53 million.The EDS board has voted to cap spending at four percent of its endowment once expenses associated with the move to Union are paid. “We are in this for the long haul,” said Bonnie Anderson, vice chair of the EDS board.  “Enshrining our commitment to sensible, sustainable spending in our affiliation agreement was important to us.”EDS alums will enjoy the same library and campus privileges accorded to Union alums. The EDS library and archives will be reviewed by representatives from both schools and Union will accept items that do not duplicate its own holdings. The Burke Library at Union, part of Columbia University’s library system and one of the largest theological libraries in North America, with holdings of more than 700,000 items.The initial term of the EDS-Union affiliation agreement is eleven years, and both schools have the option to agree to extensions beyond that time. EDS will remain its own legal entity with its own board of trustees.The two seminaries began negotiations in February after Union was chosen from among nine potential candidates that expressed interest in an alliance with EDS. The EDS board, spurred by financial challenges that were depleting the school’s endowment, voted in 2016 to cease granting degrees in May 2017 and to explore options for EDS’s future.EDS has adopted a generous severance plan for its faculty and staff. All students who did not complete their degrees this month are being “taught out” at other seminaries with EDS’s financial support so as to avoid additional costs.About Union Theological SeminaryUnion Theological Seminary in the City of New York is a seminary and a graduate school of theology established in 1836 by founders “deeply impressed by the claims of the world upon the church.” Union prepares women and men for committed lives of service to the church, academy and society. A Union education develops practices of mind and body that foster intellectual and academic excellence, social justice, and compassionate wisdom. Grounded in the Christian tradition and responsive to the needs of God’s creation, Union’s graduates make a difference wherever they serve.Union believes that a new interreligious spirituality of radical openness and love is the world’s best hope for peace, justice, and the care of God’s creation. Empowered by groundbreaking inquiry aligned with practical realism and a bias for action, Union is charting a profound new course for enduring social change. Union’s graduates stand out wherever they serve, practicing their vocations with courage and perseverance, and speaking clearly and acting boldly on behalf of social justice in all of its forms.About Episcopal Divinity SchoolEpiscopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts was formed in 1974 by the merger of Philadelphia Divinity School (1857) and Episcopal Theological School (1867). For more than 40 years, EDS has offered a bold and expansive vision of inclusion and social justice in the service of preparing students to lead faith communities.In July 2016, the EDS Board of Trustees voted to cease granting degrees in May 2017 and to explore options for EDS’s future that would carry on the seminary’s historic mission, continue accredited degree-granting theological education, and provide financial strength and stability for EDS’s future. More information is available here. henry idema says: Featured Events May 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm …or might this be the death knell for GTS, my alma mater? The decline of GTS over the past decade or so means it may have even more trouble drawing students in the NYC area if EDS is a viable alternative. I was involved for a time in meeting with prospective students while at GTS (2003-2006) and a common struggle they vooced was the dilemma of prospects receiving no financial support at GTS vis-a-vis a good deal of support at VTS. Reputation, ethos, etc., were issues for the prospects I spoke with, but for a number of them, practical and financial concerns were paramount. This was during a time when another one of our sister institutions had just closed, rather suddenly, and there was much concern over the viability of the seminary for the obvious reason that no one wanted to invest year or two and then be forced to leave or move. There are some serious concerns for Deans and Trustees in all of this. AMDG Rector Collierville, TN Gloria Payne -Carter says: Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Fr. Jeff Hulet says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Comments (19) James Meredith Day says: Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm I was thinking along to the same lines. With a move to NYC, why did they not explore a partnership with General. Lallie Lloyd says: May 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm Makes perfect sense for these times … one thing, please have what is left of the old PDS library placed where independent scholars can access it. The Philadelphia/Boston mix was unique and may have contributed to so much amazing work done by so many early ‘institutional’ church leaders…. 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 Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Daniel Anderson Toler says: May 27, 2017 at 11:14 am It would seem that Identity Politics is now in the ascendancy in various parts of the church and, ironically, transforming Christian ministry at the service of all persons – whether Democrat, Green, Independent, Libertarian, or Republican – into a much more narrowly conceived commitment to particular emphases – an ironic reversal of the hard-won baptismal and expansive ecclesiology of a truly catholic community. I strongly support the BCP baptismal renunciations and promises that do not narrow pastoral ministry to one or two laudable concerns. Samuel Torvend says: May 19, 2017 at 11:46 pm This is beyond sad. Makes no sense that EDS didn’t partner with General. None. And sitting on a $53 million dollar endowment why didn’t they make someone (General, Union) come to them??? I’m sure EDS’s so-called “trustees” are patting themselves on the back but they shouldn’t. They destroyed a wonderful, historical school. “EDS” (why are they even calling it that???) will never get one penny from me. May 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm I agree with the criticism. The problem is that in recent years EDS had drifted so far to the left politically (like the nearby Harvard Divinity School) that serious Episcopalians could no longer take the place seriously. This clearly accounted for many of the financial problems that finally did the school in. Susanne Watson Epting says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Fr. Jeff Hulet says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY May 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm A few short years ago there was an effort to de-centralize the Church, and move some functions outside New York, now we have a counter move– co-locating seminaries in New York. Perhaps the Union-EDS collaborative should begin to negotiate with Virginia Seminary to move to New York, and then Nashotah House, and then . . . . Since New York is a high cost area, then we could mount a huge effort to raise money to help seminarians cover the costs of living in New York. We should be delighted to have a New York base, since that will equip graduates for the many small and rural congregations in the Church. This is another decision to mark the Episcopal Church as the church of the elite. 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books May 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm Great collaborative. Just what The Jesus Movement needs in raising up new leaders in The Episcopal Church for the long haul. Congratulations. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Christine Janis says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis May 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm Thrilled with this news. Kelly Brown Douglas is a great choice for this new role. I celebrate this positive outcome and fantastic future for Kelly and these important institutions. (When I was an M. Div. Student at Union I actually took a memorable joint course with EDS & UTS.) And I was honored to have been a sister student when Kelly was at Union. Her recent book, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God offers an essential theological, ethical perspective for an important conversation. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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June 20, 2021 0

Palghar Lynching : SC Seeks Status Report On Probe From Maharashtra Govt

first_imgTop StoriesPalghar Lynching : SC Seeks Status Report On Probe From Maharashtra Govt Nilashish Chaudhary1 May 2020 12:23 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday sought a status report from the Maharashtra Government regarding the probe into the lynching and consequent death of two Sadhus in Palghar.The Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a petition seeking Court-monitored investigation and/or transfer of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleging that the police…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 Supreme Court on Friday sought a status report from the Maharashtra Government regarding the probe into the lynching and consequent death of two Sadhus in Palghar.The Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a petition seeking Court-monitored investigation and/or transfer of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleging that the police was complicit in the lynching of the two saints.Refusing to stay the ongoing investigation, the Court asked petitioner, Advocate Shashank Shekhar Jha, to serve a copy of the same to the State of Maharashtra and listed the matter after 4 weeks.At the outset, the petitioner cited media reports to suggest that there was a breakdown of law and order, as the police were complicit and the administration did nothing to prevent the horrific incident. “Media reports show that police was complicit. They did not use any power available to them to stop this. This shows a failure of administration during the lockdown”, alleged the petitioner.The petitioner also raised questions on how the police allowed such a crowd to assemble in the first place, since it is in absolute violation of lockdown rules.The standing counsel for Maharashtra, appearing through video conferencing, apprised the court that the Central Investigation Department (CID) was investigating the case, which comes under the Additional Director General (ADG) of Maharashtra itself.On April 16, two saints travelling from Mumbai to Surat had their car stopped by a mob of over 200 people. This mob then proceeded to upturn the car and pelt stones, eventually resulting in the death of both the saints.The Bombay High Court has issued notice on a similar petition seeking CBI/SIT investigation on the crime.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


May 26, 2021 0

Olajide Omotayo Breaking through the Ranks

first_imgIt was an assemblage of the best ping pongers from Lagos State at the 2013 yearly Asoju Oba Cup at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and the focus of the players was on the brand new Chevrolet car prize for the winner. At the end of a grilling completion, it was Olajide Omotayo that carted away the car prize.Since then, he has not looked back. At the World Junior Championship in Morocco in 2013, Omotayo was Nigeria’s standout player.Against all odds, the 25-year-old defeated his role model, idol and compatriot, Aruna Quadri to win the men’s singles gold at the 2019 African Games in Rabat and therefore breaks into the continent’s top five for the first time after reaching a career-high number 81 in the world rankings on the back of his run at the African Games. From the quarterfinal stage of the competition, Omotayo worked his way to the final, beating two former champions – Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh and Nigeria’s Segun Toriola in the quarterfinal and semifinal stages respectively before setting the stage for an epoch final against Quadri.An elated Omotayo said afterward: “I am very happy winning the African Games. I am so proud of myself because this is a big one for my career and it was a good journey for me from the start of this competition, having won against some of the best players in the continent.”When he made his first international appearance for Nigeria as a cadet at the 2008 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) African Junior and Cadet Championships in Alexandria, Egypt, little did the youngster knew he was embarking on a journey of no return and more than 10 years after his baptism in Egypt, Omotayo has established himself as an integral member of Nigeria’s senior team to several international tournaments.While his peers all tilted to the direction of football, which was the most popular past time sports for children in Somolu, a suburb of Lagos State, Omotoyo’s love for table tennis could not be compromised.   “I also love football but my love for table tennis was far greater and beyond my father’s imagination. It was after my father noticed my interest in the sport and he began to tell me about his exploits in it. Unfortunately, his personal racket was inherited by my sister who started the sport before me,” he recalled.With the interest being fired up by his family, the young Omotayo was also looking up to the exploit of former national junior champion – Lanre Jegede who later introduced him to his first coach.“I was also looking up to Lanre Jegede who was then the national junior champion ad he was living in Somolu too and he took me to Coach Ismail Surmer. It was the support that I got from Jegede and my coach that really motivated me to continue the sport.“Later Jegede moved abroad and whenever he comes to Nigeria, he would devote time to teach me new things in the sport and provide equipment for me as well. At this point, he has made the national team and he was also playing professionally in France. So I could say that Jegede really supported me as a young player,” he added.The 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia; as well as the scintillating outing at the African Championship in Mauritius remains the turning point of Omotayo’s career.“The 2018 Commonwealth Games was one of the greatest experiences for me. It was a cherished silver medal for Nigeria and the most amazing part is that I was actually part of the team and I made an impact. I also got to play alongside Quadri and even played doubles with Toriola.“Also the 2018 African Championship in Mauritius became my best performance so far because a month before the competition, I lost against an Egyptian in front of home fans at Nigeria Open and I felt so bad about it but with the help of my teammates I was able to get back on my feet and look,” he recalled.Now ranked in the top 100 in the world, his dream is to make it to the top 50.“My biggest dream is to get to the top 50 in the world and win African championships as well as African Top 16 Cup. I also want to qualify for the Olympic Games,” the Italy-based ping ponger said.He, however, admitted that the feat achieved by his compatriot –Quadri has been the motivating factor for him.“Aruna Quadri’s feat has been a great motivation to me, so-much-so that sometimes before I sleep I watch some of his matches. Globally, he has placed Nigeria on the world map and I wish that I follow his footstep,” he noted.With the way he is going, the question is not whether he could make it to the world’s top 50, but how soon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


September 8, 2020 0

Spurs ‘to throw everything’ at Mourinho

first_imgTottenham will ‘throw everything’ at Jose Mourinho in a bid to entice him to White Hart Lane if Harry Redknapp leaves, the Daily Mirror say.The former Chelsea boss is tipped to quit Real Madrid this summer and has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.Paladini was at QPR for six years.Blues fans are desperate for him to take over, but the Mirror suggest Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to appoint Mourinho at all costs if Redknapp becomes England manager.Meanwhile, controversial former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini has angrily insisted he was misrepresented in the popular behind-the-scenes film The Four Year Plan.In an interview with The Sun, he says the film made him look like “a madman” and that a number of scenes – including Flavio Briatore kicking him – were left out.It is claimed Paladini spent millions of his own money in order to save Rangers from bankruptcy and persuaded Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone to buy the club.Paladini said: “I have worked in football for many years and I am one of the longest-serving chairmen at QPR. It would not be possible to have achieved that had I behaved like that.“If it wasn’t for me there would have been no Flavio, Bernie, the Mittal family, Tony Fernandes or the Premier League.“I helped make all of that possible but the film did not recognise that. It made me look like an inbetweener — the man who Flavio sent to sack the managers.”Finally, The Sun say Chelsea are close to signing highly-rated midfielder Nick Powell, 17, from Crewe in a deal that could be worth up to £5m.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

Meet the nominees: Cape Town International Film Market Festival “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” Award

first_imgBrand South Africa has partnered with the Cape Town International Film Market Festival (CTIFMF), to strategically uncap the creative industries as an imperative contributor to the Nation Brand image and competitiveness. As a result, the “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” award category was created by Brand South Africa to promote Nation Brand pride and patriotism.A call to entry was put out, and the public had an opportunity to nominate young South African creatives doing amazing work in their respective fields. After a thorough adjudication process, the following three nominees were selected:Trevor NoahTrevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is known for hosting The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, presenter, and actor in his native South Africa in 2002. Trevor established a thriving stand-up comedy career in South Africa before he moved to the USA to expand his career opportunities. Zwai MbulaZwai Mbula is a South African marimba and percussion player who combines traditional African music with modern pop, Afro Jazz and World music. Zwai grew up in Guguletu Township in Cape Town and was surrounded by marimba music. He took up the marimba at age 12 when he joined a group at the local community centre. The group won the Shell Road to Fame Talent Show in South Africa in 1996.Zwai studied at The College of Music at The University of Cape Town and has played in a variety of bands across a range of different styles of music. For eight years, Zwai was a member of the very successful marimba band, Abakhaya who represented South Africa music at the FIFA World Cup of ’98. In 2010, Zwai released an album showcasing his musical heritage and conveying the spirit of South Afrian music. It features some of Cape Town’s top jazz musicians, including Allou April, Spencer Mbadu, Robbie Jansen, Nyamie Mbula and Lush Nqikashe. Russel HlongwaneRussel Hlongwane is an arts administrator and creative industries consultant. His area of interest is in heritage; tradition and modernity in South Africa and Africa as a broader frame. He is strongly engaged in film, music, and design with an interest in pedagogy and the mechanics of the creative economy.Based in Durban, Russel works with a broad range of arts organisations through his arts advocacy portfolio. These include Arterial Network, the Performing Arts Network of South Africa, KZNSA Gallery and ASSITEJ. Russel co-founded, Onexus Music Business, a music business education company that teaches emerging musicians about the ever-changing music industry. He recently established a lean consultancy, Cultural & Creative Commerce, a formal entity that allows his creative production and administrative based work to coalesce and exist in a complementary manner.last_img read more


December 18, 2019 0

Ohio FFA Camp a memorable time for Miami Trace and Great Oaks Chapters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On July 5th, students from Miami Trace in cooperation with Great Oaks FFA chapter attended FFA camp Muskingum. Students who attended FFA Camp include Meri Grace Carson, Graham Carson, Makayla Eggleton, Morgan Eggleton, Bryce Bennett, Garrett Hagler, Regan Hagler, Rebecca Heckathorn, Nathan Malloy, Blake Bradshaw, Quinton Waits, Blake Roberts, Tyler Cummings, Seth Simonson, Preston Huff, and Kyler Adkins. During camp week, FFA students got to spend time with  Ohio’s FFA state officers as well as meeting students from other chapters across Ohio. The week was full of exciting events and fun activities, such as motor boating, kayaking and paddleboarding, participating in workshops put on by the state officers, and meeting many new people. FFA Camp is a unique experience for all members who are able to attend.last_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

The Prospecting Rule of Thirds

first_img“You don’t really mean call 1,000 prospects, do you?”Yes. I do mean call 1,000 prospects. Unless you have a list that you have built that is big enough—and well defined enough—to create more than enough opportunities, you need to make a lot of calls.The First ThirdAt any given time, one-third of the prospects on your list will be dissatisfied. You have no idea which third of these prospects are dissatisfied. And you have no idea who within these prospects is motivated to change.There is no list that you can buy that will tell you who is dissatisfied, why they are dissatisfied, and how motivated they are to improve things (and downloading a white paper or attending a webinar provides very little proof when it comes to real dissatisfaction).The Last ThirdAnother third of your prospects are thrilled beyond belief with the company that sells them whatever you sell.There is no way to tell by looking at a prospect list who is happy with their current provider. You might have some insight as to when they changed, but even that is no guarantee that they aren’t dissatisfied enough to change again.The fact that so many people tell you that they are happy when you cold call them tells you nothing about whether they are dissatisfied enough to change. Mostly, it tells you that they didn’t hear enough value in your pitch.The Middle ThirdThe middle third is made up of prospects that are neither happy or unhappy. The dissatisfaction they should have lies dormant. They aren’t in love with the people they work with, and they aren’t unhappy enough about anything to take action. They’re coasting along with things as they are.It’s easier to create opportunities where major dissatisfaction exists. But it feels like this middle third is more like ninety percent of companies, even though that isn’t true.You can develop the case for change within this third, even if it isn’t easy.Make Your CallsYou are never going to know which prospect belongs in which category unless you pick up the phone and call them. The copied and pasted email isn’t going to help you. The comments you are making in LinkedIn groups aren’t going to tell you who is who either.You can make the calls you need to make in a few weeks. Or you can take forever and never succeed at building the pipeline you need—or the opportunities you should be working on.Make your calls.How do you find the prospects who are dissatisfied enough to consider changing?How do you identify the prospects where you might be locked out due to some sort of mismatch that would disqualify them?How do you determine who has a form of dissatisfaction that is lying dormant, waiting to be developed?last_img read more


December 9, 2019 0

OSU Ice Rink to host Buckeyes CCHA bout

For Ohio State and rest of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, the 42nd and final CCHA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament will begin this weekend with first-round series at various campus sites. Western Michigan will look to defend its title, and the eventual champion will earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Due to conference re-alignment across the college hockey landscape, the CCHA will disband at the end of postseason play. OSU is set to join the six-team Big Ten Ice Hockey Conference in its inaugural season. The fourth-place Buckeyes will enjoy a first-round bye as the field is narrowed from 11 teams to eight. OSU coach Mark Osiecki said the week off is nice to have with his squad’s recent injuries on the defensive end. Sophomore defenseman Al McLean and junior defenseman Curtis Gedig have missed a combined 10 games since Gedig left a contest against Notre Dame on Feb. 1 with a wrist injury. “It’s going to help us to have a week off to heal up, get (Gedig) a little bit more healthy, hopefully get Al McLean back, and see what we can do,” Osiecki said. OSU will return to action for a quarterfinal series with Ferris State on March 15. Game two will be played the following night, with game three on March 17 in the case of a split series. The winner will move on to play in the semifinals at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., on March 23. Due to the Schottenstein Center’s hosting of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Girls Basketball State Tournament, the Buckeyes will face off with the Bulldogs at the OSU Ice Rink instead of their usual home rink. Despite the limited size of the building, which seats only about 1,000 people compared to the Schottenstein Center’s 17,500 seats, OSU’s coaching staff and players said they are excited to play playoff hockey in Columbus in front of their own fans. “I think home ice certainly is going to help us. It’s going to be interesting playing at the (OSU) Ice Rink,” Osiecki said. Sophomore forward Tanner Fritz said the venue might offer some features the spacious Schottenstein Center does not. “The atmosphere there will be crazy. I think there’ll be a lot of buzz around campus. I think it’ll be a lot of fun for us,” Fritz said. Fritz will look to energize the crowd with his offensive production. The Alberta, Canada, native led the CCHA in conference scoring with 34 points. The February Warrior CCHA Player of the Month was gracious of the support his team offered him throughout the season. “It’s a great accomplishment. I just have to thank the coaches, my teammates and especially my line mates for helping,” Fritz said of winning the league’s final scoring title. Even with the conference’s most dangerous offensive threat, OSU associate head coach Steve Rohlik said the team must continue to improve in practice over the next two weeks. “It’s playoff hockey time, so we’ve certainly got to get better,” Rohlik said. The Buckeyes are seeking their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009 after their best regular season since finishing second in the CCHA in 2005. Game one of the quarterfinal series is set to begin at 7:05 p.m. on March 15. read more


September 28, 2019 0

Rep Lucido plan offers additional protections for Michigan landlords

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