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Summer Tours: South Africa v England preview for Match Two

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first_img South Africa v England PreviewIt’s expecting too much to think that episode two of the Anglo-Boks series will deliver the drama of Ellis Park. That ten-try bonanza, won 42-39 by the hosts, was remarkable from the moment Elliot Daly landed a 61-metre penalty in the second minute.Even so, the Free State Stadium (aka Toyota) in Bloemfontein should be witness to another high-scoring match at altitude in which England will be desperate to end a five-match losing run – if you include the Barbarians game that Eddie Jones counts as a warm-up.England’s disintegration from 24-3 up made a mockery of the idea that they’re well placed to win next year’s World Cup. They were helpless against the pace of Premiership stars Faf de Klerk and Willie le Roux, and again conceded far too many momentum-shifting penalties – a dirty dozen. If the ones against Jamie George for not rolling away cleanly enough were harsh, others were inexcusable. Chris Robshaw and Maro Itoje were the biggest culprits.Livewire: scrum-half Faf de Klerk played with a pace that England couldn’t live with at Ellis Park (Getty)The switch of positions between Daly and Mike Brown was not successful, with Brown getting caught too narrow in defence and Daly making kicking errors. But it’s an experiment that continues this weekend and at least England are forewarned, because four of the five tries they conceded last week came after the Springboks cut back to the short side.So delighted were the Boks by the impact of their overseas stars that they called the newly retired Schalk Brits into camp, where he’s been able to share insights about former Saracens team-mates.Their extraordinary win – only Wales among Tier One nations had ever overcome such a huge deficit – has already made this a memorable series. Now England, who have slipped to fourth in the world rankings, must respond.Starting the rush: Mike Brown took his try brilliantly but otherwise had a difficult day (Getty Images)What’s the big team news?There are two changes to England’s starting XV in Jo’burg, both in the pack. Joe Launchbury is fit again after a calf injury and replaces Nick Isiekwe, while Brad Shields, 27, gets a first start following his 45 minutes off the bench last week.The selection of the New Zealand-born Shields, who has never played in England, has inevitably prompted protests. But his parents, Nigel and Danielle, are both English-born and they have defended his switch of allegiance in an illuminating interview in the Daily Mail.While Isiekwe has most of his career ahead of him, Robshaw’s demotion indicates a potential changing of the guard. At 32, his place at next year’s World Cup is starting to look uncertain.The Quins man is not even on the bench as Mark Wilson, who won his two previous caps in Argentina a year ago, joins the match-day 23. Danny Cipriani, who was last capped in a RWC 2015 warm-up, is also on the bench and will add, in Eddie Jones’s words, “something a little bit different” later in the game.Adding his weight: lock Joe Launchbury stretches during an England training session in Durban (Getty)The day will initially be about Tendai Mtawarira, who will become the sixth Springbok to play a century of Tests. The others are Victor Matfield (127), Bryan Habana (124), John Smit (111), Jean de Villiers (109) and Percy Montgomery (102).The 32-year-old Mtawarira, whose ‘Beast’ nickname is one of the best known in the game, joins an elite group of seven props who have made 100 or more Test appearances.He lines up in a side showing two changes from Ellis Park. The fit-again Frans Malherbe, one of South Africa’s best players at the last World Cup, replaces Stormers team-mate Wilco Louw at tighthead, while Pieter-Steph du Toit displaces Jean-Luc du Preez at seven. The side looks stronger for the changes.What have the coaches said?South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus: “Like a typical front-rower, ‘Beast’ is not someone who likes the spotlight. However, his contribution to Springbok rugby during the past decade has been enormous. To reach 100 Test caps is a special achievement.“England are a powerful side and I know Eddie Jones will have his team super-prepared. They will want to bounce back to level the series, so it’s going to be another huge Test of our resolve and character.” Fresh blood: Brad Shields makes his first start for England in a match they must win to stay in the series Centurion: Boks prop Tendai ‘Beast; Mtawarira joins an elite club ten years after his Test debut (Getty)England coach Eddie Jones: “Based on South Africa’s likely selection of an extra lineout jumper, we’ve decided to start with Brad Shields, which improves our lineout. It’s tough on Chris Robshaw as he has been an outstanding player for us but I know he will bounce back.“Danny Cipriani has been training well and doing everything that has been asked of him.”“We’ve come here to win the series. We’ve had a very good preparation this week and the intensity and executions in those sessions are going to put us in a good position for Saturday.“The way the team has come together has been superb. Owen Farrell, with a number of the senior players, has really moulded the squad together. They are working hard to improve their game to make sure we win.“When you have a win like South Africa did on Saturday, you come into the game with a bit of confidence, so we have to dent the Springboks’ confidence early. Bloemfontein is a very fast ground at altitude. It has an average of 60 points per Test match so we’re anticipating an ebb-and-flow type game like we had in Johannesburg.”Press briefing: Paul Gustard, England’s defence coach, talks to the media in Umhlanga Rocks (Getty)Any interesting statistics?* Tendai Mtawarira becomes the first Springbok prop to win 100 caps, bearing in mind John Smit played mostly at hooker. He’s only the second southern hemisphere prop to achieve the feat, after All Black Tony Woodcock.* This will be the third meeting of the sides in Bloemfontein. In 2000, England won 27-22, a landmark victory on their way to winning the World Cup. Jonny Wilkinson climbed off his sickbed to land eight penalties and a drop-goal. His 27 points is a joint record for a player against the Boks, a figure matched by Rob Andrew and Gerald Merceron.* In 2007 it was the opposite story, an injury and illness-ravaged England side falling to their heaviest defeat by South Africa, 58-10. Mike Brown was one of five England debutants in that match, alongside Matt Cairns, Darren Compton, Dean Schofield and Roy Winters.Pausing for breath: the teams scrum down in the first Test, a match that produced 81 points (Getty)What time does it kick off and is it on TV?The match at Toyota Stadium kicks off at 4.05pm UK time on Saturday and is live on Sky Sports. There will also be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.The referee is Frenchman Romain Poite, taking charge of his 58th Test. His assistant referees are Glen Jackson and Ben O’Keeffe, both of New Zealand. Ireland’s Simon McDowell will again fulfil TMO duties.What are the line-ups?SOUTH AFRICA: Willie le Roux; S’busiso Nkosi, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Handré Pollard, Faf de Klerk; Tendai Mtawarira, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (capt), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Jesse Kriel, 23 Warrick Gelant.ENGLAND: Elliot Daly; Jonny May, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell (capt), Mike Brown; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Joe Launchbury, Maro Itoje, Brad Shields, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Mark Wilson, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Denny Solomona. 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Music, familiar and new, sets tone for Advent and Christmas

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first_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs July 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm Hi,For years, I have been trying to locate a song I sang while I was in the men and boys’ choir at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown, Ohio. We sang it during the Christmas season.It has a beautiful melody. The words started out ; DAYLIGHT HAS COME AND THY NIGHT SHADOWS FALL, SLEEP ON LITTLE SON, SLEEP ON….. other words I remember are; THEN IN THE DAWNING, NO CRYING HE MAKES, SLEEP ON LITTLE SON, SLEEP ON, SLEEP ON LITTLE SON, SLEEP ON.Hope you can help!Thanks!Sincerely,Ed Kempers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] As inevitable as Advent wreaths and Christmas pageants, music fills Episcopal churches throughout the holiday season. Congregations embrace services of Lessons and Carols and performances of Handel’s “Messiah” as choir directors seek to provide a balance of the beloved and familiar with new works illuminating the miracle of the Incarnation.Unlike in shopping malls – and some other denominations – the music of December is not Christmas carols but Advent hymns during the four weeks before the Nativity.This was a new experience after growing up Methodist, recalled Marilyn Keiser, music professor emeritus of Indiana University and music director at Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Indiana.“That was a change for me, or at least a learning experience,” she said. “We really wait to sing Christmas carols and Christmas music until Christmas Eve. But there are so many wonderful themes in Advent.”The Advent hymns match the lectionary, with ones such as “On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist Cries” and “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying” to accompany readings about John the Baptist and settings of the Magnificat and “The Angel Gabriel” to follow this year’s Advent 4 Gospel of the Annunciation, she said.“The music of Advent is so rich,” she said. “I think it’s my favorite liturgical season.”During Advent, “we have quieter music during Communion,” she said. “We sometimes have had the psalms sung, plainsong, in the back of the church – with handbells. Just things to kind of give a quieter feel to the service, more contemplative.“I really appreciate that, with all the hubbub around the commercial aspects of Christmas. And I think that’s one of the really nice things about the music of Advent. Although much of it is still joyous – ‘Prepare the Way, O Zion’ and things like that – there also are more contemplative hymns: ‘Creator of the Stars of Night’; ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel.’”The latter stems from the monastic tradition.Monks and nuns chant the psalter in a set order during daily services in a rhythm that doesn’t change with the seasons. But the antiphons before and after the psalms and canticles do change, explained Brother Scott Borden, prior at Holy Cross Monastery, an Anglican Benedictine community in West Park, New York. “So at the beginning of Advent, we switch to a whole different set of antiphons, and they’re meant to call us into the Advent season in various ways.”Probably the best known of these are the “O Antiphons” for the Magnificat in the days leading up to Christmas, he said. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” is written using those antiphons.“There are many, many settings of them. They’ve inspired composers over the years,” he said. “I think they’re set probably in every language where the Christian church is present. … They take seven names that Isaiah uses to refer to God: Emmanuel, Wisdom, Root of Jesse, Key of David … We’re looking at this incarnational event of Christmas, and this is what’s being incarnated. These are the names of God coming out of the Jewish tradition, where you couldn’t say the name of God.”Jazz musician Isaac Everett once composed an instrumental arrangement of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” for concertina, oboe, guitar, flute, drum set and didjeridu. A similar version appears on his first album, “Rotation.” As minister of liturgical arts at The Crossing, an emerging church meeting at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, he often composes music for amateur musicians in the congregation to play during worship.“Even if you can only get three notes out, I’ll write something for you,” he said. “We’re honoring the gifts that are in this community … For me as a musician and composer, it’s one of the most rewarding ministries – helping people play music who either haven’t been given the space to do it or have kind of forgotten their love of it or don’t believe they have the ability to do it.”Similarly, he sees congregational singing – with everyone participating as part of the gathered body of Christ – as particularly meaningful in Advent leading to the Incarnation at Christmas.Worshipers sit close together in a circle at The Crossing to encourage congregational singing. Photo courtesy of Isaac Everett“I think Advent is a much earthier season. It’s when divinity comes to earth,” Everett said. Getting everyone singing together in a circle, close enough for their voices to blend, is a “profound statement,” he said. “It’s a much more visible witness to what we believe the kingdom of God actually is and what it looks like, and we’re rehearsing it in our worship. … The kingdom is not a kingdom in which we all sit and listen to professional singers.”The Crossing often uses secular music for Advent, such as “Waiting in Vain” by Bob Marley, “Waiting for the Miracle” by Leonard Cohen and “When a Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash, as well as tunes such as “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Because it’s a penitential season, they often begin the service with a musical confession such as this one from his album, “Transmission,” Everett said.Christmas brings the familiar carols. “Those songs are so great, and we get to sing them so rarely, and everyone knows them,” he said. While Advent is a time to “get creative and think outside the box liturgically, Christmas comes around and we’re exchanging presents and singing carols, and we’re really in the box” – but that’s also very comforting, he said.For many Episcopalians, services of Advent or Christmas festivals of lessons and music, found in the Episcopal Book of Occasional Services, provide an opportunity to sing and listen to carols both new and familiar.“The tradition of [Christmas] Lessons and Carols is sort of engrained in the Anglican choral tradition,” said John Scott, director of music at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Fifth Avenue, in New York.The choir of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, in procession at the end of a service.E.W. Benson, who became archbishop of Canterbury, created the first service of nine alternating Scripture readings and carols for use in the wooden shed serving as his cathedral in Truro, England, for Christmas Eve 1880. Other churches adapted the format, and King’s College, Cambridge, began holding its Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in 1918. Millions of people around the world listen to the annual BBC broadcast of the service, which always begins with the hymn “Once in Royal David’s City” and includes a new commissioned carol.“It tells the whole story of our redemption, if you like, from the fall of Adam to the birth of Christ,” Scott said. “Around that, I think, it’s possible to build a very imaginative sequence of carols and hymns.”People enjoy the chance to sing well-known carols, he said. “Into that sort of framework, the musical director has the opportunity to interweave carols of a different sort of nature each year that can respond to the readings that can reflect and also comment on them. … It has great opportunity for creative thought.”The St. Thomas choir of men and boys sings a full Lessons and Carols service twice the Sunday before Christmas, plus will offer shorter carol services Dec. 17 and 21 and one Christmas Eve when the rector blesses the crèche and delivers his Christmas message for children. And on Dec. 15, the boys from the choir – students at St. Thomas’ choir school – will sing Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” along with John Rutter’s “Dancing Day.”While it doesn’t call it a carol service, St. Thomas also does four lessons with accompanying music preceding choral Eucharist to begin Advent, beginning by singing Palestrina’s “Matins Responsory” from the church’s great staircase. “In no way are we trying to anticipate Christmas,” Scott said, describing it as “ringing in the new ecclesiastical year.”This year’s music for the Advent 1 procession included a musical setting of the Benedictus, “Drop Down, Ye Heavens” by Judith Weir, Anton Bruckner’s “Ave Maria” and the hymn “Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth.” (On-demand audio links of various performances at St. Thomas can be found here.)Beyond traditional hymns and carols, one of the musical works most associated with Christmas is the “Messiah.”The St. Thomas choir will perform the “Messiah” on Dec. 6 and 8. “That’s an annual tradition where the church is packed,” Scott said.Some churches host “Messiah” sing-alongs instead of performances, with audience members invited to sing all the choruses.St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lothian, Maryland, recently held its 25th annual community sing-along of Part One of “Messiah” plus the “Hallelujah Chorus.”Singers pack St. James’ Church, Lothian, for the 25th “Messiah” Sing-Along on Nov. 27. Michael Ryan, church music director, conducted the performance, which featured a chamber ensemble plus organ and trumpets for the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Photo/Val Hymes“In the past five or six years, we’ve had sponsors at the church that cover the costs of the musicians, and we’ve used it as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army,” said Music Director Michael Ryan. “I don’t think we’ve ever had less than 100 singers … and then some people just come to listen. In our little 18th-century building, it sounds like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir when we get going.”“After the performance is over, we feed everybody,” he said. “It’s quite a nice community event.”Other options are available for those looking to perform a less-familiar holiday work.For its intergenerational Christmas pageant, Trinity, Bloomington, has performed “The Winter Star” by Malcolm Williamson. “It tells the story of the first Christmas, and it’s just beautiful,” Keiser said. The show lasts about 20 minutes, with a cast of 25 to 30 people portraying everyone from angels and shepherds to children in their beds.The music was very accessible, Keiser said. It concludes with a procession to the manger and the singing of “Glory to God” as a six-part round.Another contemporary work, “The Cantata of the Animals: Animalium Cantata,” was premiered in December 1996 by the Harmonium Choral Society, conducted by Anne Matlack, music director at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, New Jersey. Matlack was looking to commission a new Christmas work and chose a libretto of poems about the animals at the manger written by her future husband, Jabez Van Cleef (they married the year the piece debuted). New York composer Elliot Levine set it to music.“There is a strain of person that wants everything to be precisely the same every year at Christmas,” Van Cleef said. “There is another strain of person that gets mighty tired of the ‘Nutcracker’ and the ‘Messiah’ being the big stuff and the sort of traditional English carols with a little French thrown in being the rest of it, music-wise. We wanted to provide choruses with an alternative that was … up-to-date with the world that we now live in, without offending anybody, but that would be big enough to be programmed as the centerpiece in a Christmas musical event.”The cantata “told the story of Christmas as it was viewed by animals, acting on the principle that the animals were there first, and that that meant something,” he said. “It’s one thing to say that animals are there, but it’s another thing to say, ‘Yes, that’s the right way. That’s the way God intended it to be.’”Van Cleef said he wanted to convey Christianity’s message of social equalization, “so that even a spider has a soul.” He explores the theological question around people’s places in society by having the animals sing: “Are some born to lead, some follow? Is this law the one God gave?”He also incorporated an environmental message, with the baby singing (“I figure he’s God, anyway, he should be able to sing a song”) that marks the “birth of a holistic consciousness, the ability to sort of see the whole thing at once working together.”Musically, the nine-movement piece requires an SATB chorus, with multiple solos and duets, and accompaniment by cello, flute and English horn or oboe. It has been performed 20 to 30 times, including at Yale University and in Tokyo, Van Cleef said. “They had to translate the words into Japanese.”Whatever the repertoire, music can provide a powerful draw to the church.“Music is a very powerful and strong evangelistic tool,” Scott said.And it’s meaningful for the musicians.“Each year, pieces speak to me in a different sort of way,” Scott said. “A line of a hymn can sometimes leap out at you in a way that you never thought of it before.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Advent, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments are closed. Thomas Spacht says: Edward Kempers says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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It would be helpful, however, to downplay the idea of Advent as a penitential season. It is instead a season of preparation and expectation. It is for this reason some denominations, including the Episcopal Church, encourage the use of the liturgical color blue and not violet, as in Lent. Further, the concept of Gaudete Sunday as the third Sunday of Advent does not agree with the Revised Common Lectionary now in use. Only in Year C is the “rejoice” reading used. Presently we are in Year B and although there is a kind of “rejoice” second reading it is not the one for Gaudete Sunday. In light of this many churches have adopted four blue candles for the Advent Wreath. 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Strengthening family ties, sparking transformation with Cuba

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first_img Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Strengthening family ties, sparking transformation with Cuba Bringing the Good News and knowing Jesus Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC The Episcopal Church in Cuba held its annual General Synod in Havana Feb. 21-23, 2014, and adopted a three-year strategic plan. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Now that the Diocese of Cuba is officially back in the Episcopal Church’s fold, Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado Del Carpio has big dreams for strengthening family ties and sparking transformation.For starters, Delgado wants “everybody to know how happy I am to be back in the family” and hopes to extend to other dioceses and congregations the bridges she’s built with the Diocese of Florida over the past three decades.“For 30 years, we have learned to love each other, to work together, to respect each other and to share gifts that each community has to offer the other,” she said in a recent telephone interview with the Episcopal News Service, via an interpreter.“For us, a partnership means for two communities to work together, receiving and giving and valuing each other’s journey in the process, and valuing each other’s gifts.”After a 52-year estrangement, the 79th General Convention July 5-13, 2018. in Austin, Texas, approved reunification with the Episcopal Church in Cuba.Resolution A238 called “upon the dioceses, congregations and members of The Episcopal Church to acquaint themselves with the ministries of La Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba,” and to work in harmony and companionship for evangelism, mutual understanding, and the full expression of God’s mission, as well as to consider ways to be in partnership.Bishop Griselda – as she is affectionately called – is hoping to live more fully and deeply into the spirit of the resolution, creating partnerships while deepening relationships with the Diocese of Cuba’s U.S. siblings. She aims to spark transformation by focusing on building community through rebuilding churches, and she hopes to provide pensions for diocesan clergy.The Diocese of Cuba encompasses 46 congregations and five small missions that are “becoming and growing and staring to grow up” she said. Each one faces different challenges, but “each one can be worked out individually,” Delgado said confidently.“The main thing is to be able to continue to bring the Good News to the people,” she said, “with the evangelistic tool of love and of knowing Jesus.“We have much to learn from each other,” she added. “We want to do all of that while reaffirming the identity of the people of Cuba. This is what Cubans have to give to the world – their own experience and journey of faith in the church.”Evangelism: Clean water, hot meals, gardensChip Weismiller recently returned from helping to install a water filtration system at Santa Cruz del Norte Episcopal Church near Havana, along with others from St. Luke’s Church in Darien, Connecticut, and from Christ Church in Bronxville, New York.Members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, Connecticut, and Christ Church, Bronxville, New York, join their Cuban counterparts to help assemble and install water filtration systems at Santa Cruz del Norte Church. Photo: Stuart WeismillerIt means clean water, not just for the church, but for the entire community. “They are expecting to have 100 people a day come there to get fresh water,” he said.It is a model for jump-starting ministries in areas with crumbling infrastructure and where, for several generations, the society has not approved of church, according to Pat Cage, who helped form Friends of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, at Delgado’s request.The U.S.-based volunteer organization was created to assist Delgado and the Diocese of Cuba to “realize their transformational vision of creating a church that, united in diversity, celebrates, preaches, teaches, serves and shares the love of God,” according to Cage.“A way Bishop Griselda is trying to rebuild the church community is to serve the basic needs of the people,” according to Cage, a member of St. Luke’s, Darien, who has also visited Cuba.The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate, vicar of Iglesia Memorial de San Andres, Yonkers, New York, said her congregation, along with members of Christ Church, Bronxville, has partnered with the Diocese of Cuba, taking groups of teenagers to Cuba to learn about the culture and people and to assist with establishing water filtration systems.“We have installed about 26 water filtration systems since we began several years ago and have also trained people there to do it,” Bass-Choate told ENS.“Bishop Griselda has a wonderful vision for the diocese,” said Michael Pollack, a Christ Church parishioner who recently returned from his eighth visit to Cuba to help with the water systems.He keeps returning because “Cuba is a special place. The people are wonderfully warm. Their joyfulness for life and the goodness in it is palpable. It was right out there in front of everything, right there. There is a real sense of ‘we’re in this together and we need to help each other,’” he said.Delgado’s vision originated during her ministry as priest at Iglesia Santa María Virgen in Itabo, the congregation she served for about 25 years before she was elected bishop.Partnering with churches in the Diocese of Florida, the installation of a water filtration system sparked transformation.“At her church in Itabo, people come from literally a hundred miles away in horses and buggies to get clean drinking water,” Cage said. “You can imagine the impact clean drinking water has on the community from a health and wellness standpoint; illness has been significantly reduced.”Iglesia Santa María Virgen, located in a rural area about 122 miles from Havana, also now has a garden that grows beans, corn, and coffee, and the plan is eventually to add chickens and pigs. “The agricultural products [from the garden] are sold at a very low price to the community. At the end of each season, the seeds are given out to the community,” Cage said.As a result, gardens are on the rise around the entire community of Itabo and so is church attendance. “It is meeting the needs, showing compassion and love, and bringing church into the community,” said Cage.Additionally, Delgado was able to shore up an unstable church facility and erect a dormitory-style dwelling for visitors in Itabo, Pollack said. A bio-gas generator uses waste from pigs to make cooking gas, and developing the gardens was vitally important, said Pollack, “because it was explained to me that, before, food had to be imported.”He added, “Bishop Griselda’s vision is sustainable. There is no way to deny what she’s accomplished, given the circumstances in Cuba and the historical situation.”Cage said the Friends of the Episcopal Church of Cuba organization is hoping to facilitate similar partnerships between additional U.S. and Cuban churches.Partnerships: A transformational, ‘relational’ ministryEating together, worshipping together, and visiting the sick in their homes and praying for them felt as powerful for Stuart Weismiller as did watching a young girl sip her first drops of clean water for her husband, Chip, during their Nov. 6-13, 2018, trip.Members of St. Luke’s, Darien, Connecticut, and Christ Church, Bronxville, New York, joined their Cuban counterparts for meals, worship, and pastoral visits to pray for the sick in their homes, developing relationships and strengthening family ties. Photo: Stuart WeismillerIt was the second trip to Santa Cruz del Norte for the couple, members of St. Luke’s, Darien, who consider it pure evangelism, not a “project” ministry. “We want to have a relationship with the people. It was very important for us to partake in all parts of the worship services. Some members of our group read lessons. We ate together. We hugged each other,” according to Chip Weismiller.He said Delgado’s vision is sustainable and transformational because “one of the ways you attract people to church is to provide a loving, accepting environment, and way before you preach anything, you behave in deeds and actions.”Roger Martin, another St. Luke’s member on the trip, agreed. Delgado’s church, he said, “is a model for what can be done.”According to Martin, the partnership between St. Luke’s and Santa Cruz del Norte Church has grown and blossomed. The addition of a Sunday evening meal has begun to build community, and the donation of baseball equipment has allowed the rector, the Rev. Frank Fernandez Triana, to organize teams of young people and also bring them into the church.“The wonderful thing about Cuba is the people going to Episcopal churches are young. Their parents may not come to church, but they do,” Martin said. Other opportunities continue to unfold. “Because of the hurricanes [specifically Irma], the roof of the church is unstable,” said Martin, who served as associate dean of the Divinity School at Harvard from 1980 to 1986. “Our plan is to help them reconstruct the roof of the church and have it painted and fixed up. As we move forward, there’s going to be a lot of things to do to really improve the church.”He added, “I taught mission at Harvard. I don’t see this as mission. I see this as working with people who can teach us a whole lot about the church.”Big challenges, bigger dreams: Rest, pensions for clergyDelgado’s vision also includes aid and support for Cuban clergy, who “have no state pensions or equivalent kind of social security because their service is not recognized as employment,” said former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, now assisting bishop in the Diocese of San Diego.“At General Convention last summer, during our conversation about Cuba in the House of Bishops, I challenged the House to ask their congregants to offer $0.50 to help fund pensions for the Cuban clergy,” said Jefferts Schori.“The total need is about $800,000, and that amounts to about $0.50 per Episcopalian,” she said in a recent email to ENS. “Several have already responded, and some dioceses have sent more than that. The [Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s] treasurer has established a dedicated fund to receive donations, and any diocesan finance officer can ask Kurt Barnes for details.”She said retired Cuban clergy often “live in penury, depending on family members or their own meager savings for support. Some clergy in Cuba who served in Cuba before that diocese was set adrift in 1965 do receive small pensions from CPG [the Church Pension Group], but until the last few years it’s been very difficult to send those limited funds from the USA.”Several dioceses, among them San Diego, Arkansas, Louisiana, New York, Vermont and Utah, have responded, issuing calls to their congregations to aid the effort. Episcopal Church Treasurer N. Kurt Barnes declined, however, to comment about the amounts raised thus far.“This has only recently begun; and I don’t think we are likely to provide running totals,” he told ENS in an email. “We have, however, established a custodial account to receive and hold the funds.”Jefferts Schori added that the U.S. church has much to learn from its Cuban sibling.“They are highly entrepreneurial and passionately focused on aiding their neighbors,” she told ENS in an email. Additionally, Delgado “has helped produce a development plan for the diocese that is beginning to bear abundant fruit – in terms of formation, accountability, partnerships and pastorally. I would encourage anyone with an interest to visit, learn more, and build a long-term relationship of mutuality.“Our brothers and sisters in Christ in Cuba have much to show and teach and offer,” Jefferts Schori said. “What they don’t have is much in the way of dollars. Think of this as something like Paul’s collection for the poor in Jerusalem. We have welcomed the Diocese of Cuba back into the Episcopal Church – this is a way of bridging the divide between the U.S. and Cuba.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. 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O2 Inside Line – Episode 7 – England vs Italy preview

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first_imgFriday Feb 11, 2011 O2 Inside Line – Episode 7 – England vs Italy preview It’s time to catch up with the O2 Inside Line show again, as this week Danny Care gets behind the camera to take you behind the scenes in the England camp ahead of their game with Italy. There’s also a cook-off between Toby Flood and Dan Cole.After a strong performance by Italy against Ireland last weekend, this weekend’s game at Twickenham could prove to be a decent test for the home side, who picked up a good win over Wales in the opening game.There’s a few tweaks that need to take place to make England a far stronger side though, and if they get that right, Italy and Sergio Parisse may just find themselves up against a challenge that they’re simply not equipped to handle.It should be fascinating nonetheless as Italy, the perennial underdogs, seem to be building nicely and have shown that they can mix it up with the best of them on their day. England will be more than aware of that, and preparations this week will have been no laughing matter.That said, in this video we go behind the scenes and see some of the stuff they get up to in their off time. There’s a cook-off for Austin Healey, some heads comparisons, and a prop with a tan. To get the inside scoop on the squad, as well as fun features, match analysis and up to the minute player interviews with presenters Austin Healey and Abi Griffiths, sign up for alerts and watch O2 Inside Line on RFU TV at O2InsideLine.com ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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O2 Inside Line – Episode 7 – England vs Italy preview | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

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Dune House / JVA

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first_imgArchDaily Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•United Kingdom Houses Dune House / JVA “COPY” Manufacturers: Fineline AluminiumSave this picture!ConceptRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. The house is situated in Thorpeness, England on the Suffolk coast, replacing an existing building at the site. The house is a holiday house for rental and is part of Living Architecture. Save this picture!© Nils Petter DaleTo get a planning permission it was important to relate to the existing, typical, British seaside strip of houses. The roofscape, the bedroom floor, somehow plays with the formal presence of these buildings, and also brings into mind a romantic remembrance of holidays at bed- and breakfasts while traveling through the UK. Save this picture!© Nils Petter DaleSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nils Petter DaleThe ground floor is contrasting this by its lack of relationship to the architecture of the top floor. The living area and the terraces are set into the dunes in order to protect it form the strong winds, and opens equally in all directions to allow for wide views. The corners can be opened by sliding doors; this will emphasize the floating appearance of the top floor. While the materiality of the ground floor; concrete, glass, aluminum, relates to the masses of the ground, the upper floor is a construction made of solid wood, cladding stained dark as the existing gables and sheds found in the area.Save this picture!© Nils Petter DaleSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nils Petter DaleProject gallerySee allShow lessPrivate Brewery / FORMA Architectural StudioArticlesPFFF Inflatable Architecture CompetitionArticles Share 2010 Save this picture!© Nils Petter Dale+ 36 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/175734/dune-house-jva Clipboard United Kingdomcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/175734/dune-house-jva Clipboard Photographs:  Nils Petter Dale Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Dune House / JVASave this projectSaveDune House / JVA “COPY” Architects: JVA Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeJVAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesUnited KingdomPublished on October 17, 2011Cite: “Dune House / JVA” 17 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?沙丘住宅 / JVA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

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Asda Foundation offers grants to feed communities

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first_img Advertisement Tagged with: Asda Funding Asda Foundation offers grants to feed communities Howard Lake | 19 November 2020 | News Asda green tokensAs a result of Covid-19, this grant stream has been paused and Asda stores are not currently accepting nominations. Asda Foundation has announced its Feeding Communities Grant round, and is accepting applications, although with an early December deadline.The Feeding Communities Grant has been designed “to help provide meals to anyone in need in the lead up to Christmas. With more local and national lockdowns in place and changes anticipated to the coming weeks, supporting those with food provision is needed more than ever… Meals can be provided for individuals, families, meals at children’s healthy holiday clubs.”Grants of up to £1,000 can contribute to meals which cost £4 or less for those in need in the run-up to Christmas.The grants are available to support activities including the following:Food parcel for a family/individualChristmas hamper (food only)School holiday clubs (food only)Soup kitchen/homeless centre (food only)Christmas meal deliver or collectionLocal community centre providing meal deliveriesGrants are available for not-for-profit registered charities, registered not-for-profit companies, community interest companies and unincorporated clubs or associations in the UK.How to applyThe Foundation does not accept applications directly.Application forms can be obtained from Asda Community Champions, who are based in local Asda stores. Applicants can use the store locator link on the Foundation website to get in touch with their local store and speak to their Community Champion about their project proposal.Groups which have already received funding from Asda Foundation during this year are still encouraged to apply for the Feeding Communities Grant.The deadline for applications is 6 December 2020.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  158 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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. Main image: derrickding on Flickr.com last_img read more

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The Rev. Ed Bacon Comments on Mass Shooting in Oregon

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first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Subscribe Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img As I prayed this afternoon for the victims of today’s mass shooting in a community college in Oregon and their families, I felt God asking me, “What are you going to do about it?”To be sure we are called to join these beloved families in their grief. We are praying for them now and we will pray for them when we gather for worship Sunday. We will pray for them beyond next week.There is more, however. We are also called to what the Bible calls “righteous indignation” — the kind of anger that leads to long-term action resulting in real change. As President Obama said this afternoon, “Each time we see one of these mass shootings, thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America, next week or a couple of months from now.”No doubt the shooter had a mental illness but, as our President said, America is not the only nation that has people with mental illness. “We are the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months … the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings.”What am I going to do about this? I am going to do everything possible to make All Saints Church and its friends a “faith in action community” where we address not just ‘why’ these tragedies occur, but ‘how.’ Strict gun policies can and will reduce such tragedies – along with the daily prevalence of gun violence in our communities across the nation. We cannot be numb and paralyzed. We must tirelessly work to have federal gun laws to reduce gun deaths and eliminate mass shootings while we boldly proclaim that real religion cares about the world — and that means bold, long-haul, non-partisan political action. And so we will both pray and politick for nonviolence and sensible gun laws throughout our land.Lord have mercy upon us.The Rev. Ed Bacon has been rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena, for 20 years.For more information contact Keith Holeman, Director of Communications for All Saints Church, Pasadena, at (626) 583-2739 or [email protected] Faith & Religion News The Rev. Ed Bacon Comments on Mass Shooting in Oregon From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 5:20 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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LUH apologises unreservedly to family over death of 26 year old

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first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital has apologised unreservedly to the family of a Donegal man who its claimed died as a result of not receiving a timely operation on a bowel obstruction.26 year old John Paul McCloskey died on November 22nd, 2016 due to a brain injury and multi-organ failure after his bowel was perforated, causing septic shock.His family today, settled a High Court action over his death and the care he received at Letterkenny University Hospital with liability admitted.In a letter read in court, General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital, Seán Murphy expressed sincere regret over “the devastating loss of John Paul”.He apologised unreservedly and there is a huge regret within the team at the hospital that John Paul did not receive better more organised care during his time there.According to the Irish Times, the 26 year old was admitted to the hospital’s emergency department on October 11th, 2016 with abdominal pain.Counsel for the McCloskey family said a CT scan five days later confirmed an obstruction in the small bowel linked to Crohn’s disease and that experts on their side would say there should have been an operation by October 19th, which would have saved his life.John Paul suffered a perforation of the bowel and died in another hospital on November 22nd, 2016.An inquest into his death last year concluded that Mr McCloskey died as a result of brain injuries after the perforation of his small bowel following a systems failure at Letterkenny University Hospital which led to medical misadventure. Google+ Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – March 14, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest LUH apologises unreservedly to family over death of 26 year old Previous articleOperation to recover body from Killybegs Harbour ongoingNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday March 14th News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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Unidentified Missile Nearly Hits Italian Frigate Patrolling Libyan Coast

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first_img View post tag: hits View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Italian View post tag: coast View post tag: Libyan View post tag: Missile An unidentified missile fell Wednesday into the seawater not far from an Italian frigate patrolling the Libyan coast, according to local med…(China Economic Net)[mappress]Source: China Economic Net, August 5, 2011 View post tag: Frigate Back to overview,Home naval-today Unidentified Missile Nearly Hits Italian Frigate Patrolling Libyan Coast View post tag: Unidentified View post tag: Nearly View post tag: News by topic August 5, 2011 View post tag: Patrolling Unidentified Missile Nearly Hits Italian Frigate Patrolling Libyan Coast Share this articlelast_img read more

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International Lab QA/QC Coordinator / IT Project Specialist

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first_img You need to sign in or create an account to save Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Facebook Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Research Data Analyst The Department of Pathology is seeking anInternational LabQA/QC Coordinator-IT ProjectSpecialistto workfor Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in support of the NationalInstitutes of Health (NIH)-Division of AIDS research contract,SMILE (Patient Safety Monitoring in International Laboratories),and other sponsors.The Coordinator will focus on internal controls andproject management of IT assignment and resources. Development andmaintenance of website and database’s in the support ofinternational lab quality projects. Individual demonstratesintermediate to advanced IT skills (i.e. HTML, Cold Fusion, SQLServer, JavaScript) and the necessary IT security and support ofthose systems. Coordinator will manage a varied caseload andprovide technical expertise and leadership to other InternationalQA/QC Coordinators to provide assistance to NIH or other sponsorfunded international laboratories performing research and otherclients as defined by our sponsor. Position is based at JHU inBaltimore. Limited International travel isrequired.Primary Duties andResponsibilities:Key position for SMILE ITinitiatives and projects; monitoring timelines and deliverables.Extensive IT project work including but not limited to: databasedesign and programming of internal record keeping and controlfiles. Provide internal control and management of assignedresources. Liaison for all IT projects that involve contractors andcentral IT support staff from the department orschool.In collaboration with theSMILE Manager assist with development of IT project goals,objectives, policies and procedures. Assume lead responsibilitiesin the absence of the Project Manager for both internal andexternal issues. Provide direction in core functions of the SMILEProject. Demonstrate technical expertise through training and/orpresentations for SMILE staff and other project collaborators. Actas a resource to staff for resolving difficult technical and ITissues. Responsible for preparation of project deliverables incollaboration with the SMILE International QA/QC Manager for thecontract sponsor.Assist with website andwebsite resource development while assuming a key role forenhancements and improvements of website used in the dailyworkflow. Utilize computer informatics for email communication,developing spreadsheets, databases, documents and presentations inorder to technically assist international laboratories in meetingobjectives defined by this project, the NIH and other sponsors.Assist with website design and programming for improvedfunctionality and usability for SMILE staff, NIH sponsor andexternal clients. Use expertise in mentoring staff on the use ofthose and other systems as developed.Coordinate and monitorexternal quality assurance activities. Compile data intostatistical summary reports using Microsoft Excel or databaseprogram and provide status reports to the laboratory, NIH, andother study sponsors. Identify QA system failures, recommendsolutions, and provide assistance to international laboratorieswhen corrective actions are indicated. Review SOPs, reports,scientific protocols, and other papers as required. Provide statusupdates and/or recommendations to the NIH and othersponsors.Review internationallaboratory assessment reports, create corrective action plans andprovide technical assistance in resolving deficiencies. Will berequired to research and select appropriate regulatory andscientific resource material which will be used to support/enhancesuggested actions. Using Microsoft Excel or a database program,track progress and provide status reports to the SMILE manager, thelaboratory, NIH, Clinical and other study sponsors. Use knowledgeof current accrediting and regulatory requirements to ensureinternational laboratories are in compliance with suchrequirements. Apply professional knowledge of medical technologyprinciples, theories, practices, and methodologies to review,revise, maintain, and/or recommend quality improvement (QI),assurance (QA) and control (QC) programs in internationallaboratories. Work with the NIH and other study sponsors to providematerials and methods to ensure patient safety is monitored throughappropriate QA systems. Share knowledge gained from professionalexperience in the clinical laboratory to assure internationallaboratory compliance with current Good Clinical LaboratoryPractice (GCLP) and other regulations and/or guidelines as definedby the NIH and other sponsors.Attend meetings,conferences, and training sessions as directed by the SMILEmanager. Travel to client laboratories to remediate EQA, audititems and support Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) sharingknowledge and expertise by providing training sessions, assistanceand support to colleagues both internal and external. Limitedinternational travel is required.Actively participate oncommittees as required. Perform committee chair duties and lead onspecial projects as assigned. Assist in team building, mentoring ofstaff and conflict resolution.Ensure safe workingconditions for staff, while maintaining compliance with theexpectations of the project sponsor.May be required to completeannual competency review, and must insure compliance with JohnsHopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety& Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy &confidentiality laws/practices.Perform other related dutiesas assigned.MinimumQualifications:Bachelor’s degree in MedicalTechnology, chemical or biological sciences. Four years technicalexperience in a clinical laboratory. Experience in quality controland assurance. Technical experience in Hematology, Chemistry,Immunology and/or Microbiology.PreferredQualifications:Bachelor’s degree inInformation Technology, Computer Science, HealthcareManagement.4 years related experiencein information technology, database and/or web development andmaintenance.Microsoft Access orequivalent database experience.Additional Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:Understanding or exposure tohealthcare or clinical laboratory environments (chemistry,hematology, immunology, microbiology.Working knowledge of FDA,CAP, CLIA regulations and CLSI procedure formats applicable to anaccredited clinical lab.Demonstrated skills in HTML,Cold Fusion, SQL Server, and Java Script.Advanced skills in computerinformatics, skilled in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Windowsoperating system, file organization, and internetresearch.Able to work independentlyand provide leadership in a team environment.Demonstrate effective verbaland written communication skills with Project sponsor, management,networks and other collaborators.Manage time effectivelywhile maintaining various projectresponsibilities.Technical Qualifications orSpecialized Certifications: ASCP (or equivalent) MedicalTechnologist certification preferred.Equipment, Machine, or ToolRequirements: Experience and understandingin laboratory instrumentation and equipment including: assaymethods, maintenance requirements and general operational troubleshooting. Computer, Copier, Telephone, Fax.Work Environment whileperforming the duties of this job:Remain in a stationaryposition (sitting) up to 75% of the time when at theoffice.Occasionally required totravel nationally and internationally (including developingcountries), where working conditions will vary significantlyincluding traversing on uneven terrain, working in extreme weatheror environmental conditions, and taking appropriate caution forpersonal safety may be required.Coordinator will communicatewith international laboratories, NIH and other sponsors in person,via email, and teleconference; therefore, cultural sensitivity inall areas of communication and appearance isrequired.The employee is required tooperate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and smalllaboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glasstubes, dishes, and/or slides.Prolonged visionrequirements including viewing computer screen, paperreports/documents charts and results. Visual acuity is required todistinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closelyexamine specimens (including via a microscope).While this position isprimarily in an office setting, there are times when you will workin a laboratory environment – Exposure to toxins and infectiousagents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm isminimized if established safety and health precautions arefollowed. Must refer to and are expected to comply with proceduremanuals, follow proper laboratory protocols and safetypolicy/procedures, and be familiar with material data safety sheetsin assigned work areas. Able to read and understand all Health,Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable to assigned workarea.Working in laboratory wherethere may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperaturefluctuations, and working around lab equipment. Research areas mayinclude animal, human, human products, DNA, and radiationprotocols. Use of personal protective equipment may be advised orrequired.May transport equipment andsupplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to anotherincluding laboratory supplies or luggage. May be required to liftand/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, orprecautions/lifting aides. In some areas work space islimited.ClassifiedTitle: International Lab QA/QC Coordinator / ITProject Specialist ​​​​​Role/Level/Range:ACRP/04/MDStarting Salary Range:$52,495.00 -$72,210.00;Commensurate with experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm;Occasional International Travel. Some telecommuting after trainingperiod is complete.Exempt Status: ExemptLocation:JH at 111 Market PlaceDepartment Name:Pathology, ClinicalChemistryPersonnel Area:School ofMedicineThe successful candidate(s)for this position will be subject to a pre-employment backgroundcheck.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employment physicalfor positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working withresearch subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Salary Not Specified Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Computer Services & Information Technology Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Johns Hopkins University Share Similar jobs Program Officer II Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Assessment & Evaluation Analyst You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University More searches like this JH at 111 MarketPlace Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Program Officer II Twitter Save Research Data Analyst Maryland, United States LinkedInlast_img read more

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