‘Heartbroken’ bishops back South Sudan peace move

first_img‘Heartbroken’ bishops back South Sudan peace move Comments (1) Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET June 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm we must collect all the machines from the soldiers give money for them China Russia and the Usa should buy back their guns which have instigated the slaughter of thousands.once the farmers land is vacant n the people gone the government will profit from the oil.make them see the manipulationsmake the tribes cry over the spilled blood of their families Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion, By Adrian Butcher Posted Jun 23, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC christine grem says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced.Full article. 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 Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Africa, Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Sudan & South Sudan Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

Former KPMG pensions advisory unit spun out as Isio

first_imgAndrew Coles, Isio CEOColes said one of the challenges for Isio will be to step up to the likes of Mercer, Aon and Willis Towers Watson and offer Isio’s services to the much larger pension schemes.He mentioned consolidation as a market trend offering opportunities for Isio.“Smaller schemes are not exempt from regulation and it’s becoming harder for them to keep up with their costs and liabilities,” he explained, adding that many will opt to join a consolidation scheme, including some larger pension funds.Isio offers a consolidation scheme – Enplan – which holds approximately £1bn in assets under management for more than 100 UK pension schemes.TechnologyColes told IPE that the defined contribution market is not moving fast enough to provide for members’ needs and there is a need to improve the member experience.“The industry is at a turning point and our belief is that pensions advice needs to adapt to the new world, with technology playing a key part in improving the member experience, the quality of data and the modelling of pension outcomes,” he said.He said Isio would be investing in various technological projects with that in mind. Coles said The Pensions Regulator’s imminent consultation on its funding code for defined benefit (DB) schemes in the UK will mean opportunities for the firm.He told IPE that regulatory change and market conditions in the UK are leading to increased demand for high-quality, outcome-focused independent advice as trustees realise that a “one-size-fits-all policy is not the answer” and seek a bespoke solution. Isio, the former KPMG UK pensions advisory practice that today launched as a new independent UK pensions advisory firm, sees opportunities in offering bespoke solutions, its CEO has told IPE.Isio launched today following the completion of its sale to Exponent Private Equity and the 20 partners who formerly led the pensions practice at KPMG.Isio advises more than 1,000 clients, ranging from mid-sized companies to FTSE 100 firms, on the management of pension assets worth over £90bn (€103bn). The firm will maintain its 500-strong team across its eight UK offices. Andrew Coles, who was head of the KPMG unit, has been appointed chief executive officer of Isio, and Roger Siddle, a private equity expert, has been appointed chair.last_img read more

Two victories give Trojans Pac-10 lead

first_imgThe No. 4 USC men’s tennis team moved to the front of the Pac-10 conference with two very different types of wins over the weekend.Big weekend · Senior Robert Farah won all four of his matches this weekend against tough Pac-10 competition including a tussle with Stanford’s Bradley Klahn in which Farah dropped the second set 6-1, but was able to win the third-set tiebreaker. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan With No. 9 UCLA losing 4-3 to No. 7 Stanford on Saturday, the Trojans (18-2, 4-0) remain the only undefeated team in conference play with two more Pac-10 matches left on the schedule.On Saturday, USC hosted No. 17 California (10-6, 1-2) and defeated the Bears 6-1.The Trojans started out quickly with wins at the top two doubles positions to take the match’s initial point.The No. 8 team of senior Robert Farah and sophomore Steve Johnson played at the No. 1 position and defeated its counterparts from Berkeley 8-3, and at No. 2 sophomore Daniel Nguyen and freshman JT Sundling won 8-4.During the singles portion, USC continued to rack up points as No. 1 Johnson, No. 83 Nguyen, and No. 123 Sundling easily kept their opponents at bay and clinched victories.Soon after, No. 15 Farah defeated No. 71 Christopher Konigsfeldt 6-3, 6-4 to give USC a 5-0 match lead.The Trojans split the remaining two matches, which went to third-set super tiebreaks.No. 73 junior Jaak Poldma came up short at the       No. 3 position, but senior Jason McNaughton finished off the match with a victory over Riki McLachlan, making the most of his opportunity to contribute during conference play.McNaughton has had an injury-plagued career as a Trojan and is relishing his opportunity to participate in conference play.“It feels good to contribute to some good wins in the Pac-10 with a chance to win one of these Pac-10 titles,” McNaughton said.On Friday, the Trojans entertained the large Marks Stadium crowd in a down-to-the-wire finish against No. 7 Stanford (12-5, 2-1).USC beat Stanford 5-2 in a close match, which has come to be expected when the Trojans and Cardinal meet on the courts.“We seem to have nine lives,” USC coach Peter Smith said in describing how his team pulled through another tightly-contested match against Stanford.As with Cal, USC had some good performances from the top two doubles positions.Farah and Johnson defeated No. 1 Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher 8-3, and Nguyen and Sundling defeated No. 31 Alex Clayton and Richard Wire 8-4.At the No. 3 position, Poldma and junior Peter Lucassen were ahead in their match 7-4, before it was suspended when the doubles point was clinched after the completion of the first two matches.The singles portion seemed almost a different match compared to the way the Trojans played in doubles.To start off, Stanford was able to tie up the match score as Denis Lin defeated Lucassen 6-3, 6-4.Johnson reclaimed the match lead — avenging a loss during the previous Stanford match to No. 45 Clayton — with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph.In what Smith called the key performance of match, McNaughton defeated Greg Hirshman 6-4, 6-3.Hirshman was previously undefeated at the No. 6 position, and McNaughton’s win propelled the Trojans to a 3-1 match lead with three three-set matches still being decided on the courts.Poldma came up short in his match, tightening up the match score and ratcheting up the tension at Marks Stadium.With the two remaining matches on the courts still in doubt, the large crowd was fixated on every point.Nguyen pulled out the decisive victory, defeating Wire 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.Nguyen has not been in such a crucial position often, but displayed maturity and poise to gain the fourth match point.“I was happy to embrace the opportunity,” Nguyen said. “I was a little nervous, but it was good to clinch the match.”Meanwhile, Farah and Klahn were locked in an intense battle. The match went back and forth as Farah and Klahn exchanged breaks to send the deciding third set into a tiebreak.In the breaker, the struggle continued until Farah finally prevailed 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-7 (8).The Trojans’ success in close matches this season can be boiled down to one prevailing theme — experience.“The team sees the bigger picture, they are very experienced and have lots of understanding of what it takes to win in these situations,” Smith said. “They have had success in close matches, which builds momentum and recall during the tough situations.”With two more conference matches left in their dual match season, the Trojans understand the mindset necessary to achieve success and potentially win the Pac-10 title.“We have to keep it going, and stay rested, healthy and hungry,” Smith said.last_img read more