Stupid policies have destroyed Eire

first_img Share IT is starting to look truly grim for Ireland, which is moving ever closer to the abyss. An article yesterday by Morgan Kelly, a professor of economics at University College, Dublin, added fuel to the fire. By next year Ireland will have run out of cash, Kelly claimed, and the terms of a formal bailout will have to be agreed. This view – that Ireland is already insolvent – is fast gaining converts; no wonder Germany is so keen to introduce European treaty changes to safeguard its taxpayers. It is hard to be optimistic. Nominal (or cash) GDP is down by about a fifth since the peak; part of this is due to a large slump in real output and partly to a nasty bout of deflation (prices fell an astonishing 6.6 per cent in the year to October 2009, though they have risen since). The debt burden, for the state as well as individuals, therefore automatically shot up. Even though wages have declined (increasing debt to earnings ratios), the number of employees has collapsed nearly 13 per cent. In the UK, that would be akin to the workforce having fallen by 3.8m, a depression-style outcome.Ireland’s first error was to join the euro; its second was to guarantee all bank creditors. These two errors have destroyed the country. Joining the euro led to an immediate halving in interest rates and a surge in growth and inflation – had Ireland retained an independent monetary policy, its currency would have soared and it would have jacked up interest rates. Plenty of countries have suffered a property bust – only some have been bankrupted as a result. Not all were euro members, of course, but those peripheral economies that did join are all now in terminal crisis. Andrew Lilico of Policy Exchange, one of London’s most interesting economists, has been arguing for years that Ireland’s dalliance with the euro would end in disaster. He wrote an eerily accurate piece in 2001 in the European Journal. Even though it was running a budget surplus at the time, Ireland was forced to hike taxes in a vain bid to calm down its overheating economy; it could no longer use monetary policy. After that, the die was set: encouraged by ultra-low European interest rates, the banks lent (recycling vast foreign capital inflows), house prices boomed, the construction industry surged and foreign workers moved in (reversing Ireland’s history of net emigration). Nervousness eventually crept in, prior to the US sub-prime crisis. House prices slowed at a time when oil prices were still rising and the Irish recession commenced. The European Central Bank – preoccupied with the rest of the Eurozone – hiked rates, Irish house prices crashed, credit inflows reversed and banks started to go sour. Eventually, the rest of the world entered recession. The crisis turned into a catastrophe on 29 September 2008, Lilico argues. That was when Ireland rendered itself insolvent, in a ridiculous attempt to bluff markets, by providing a blanket guarantee to all bank creditors (not just depositors). The aim was to attract capital from the UK but the guarantee was unaffordable, given the banks’ vast liabilities; Ireland’s refusal to allow bondholders to lose money forced a succession of bailouts. Ireland thus became a fully-owned subsidiary of an ECB/German Treasury joint venture, its independence a sham. If German taxpayers or the Irish public ever tire of this arrangement, bankruptcy will be inevitable. What a [email protected] Monday 8 November 2010 9:57 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory Stupid policies have destroyed Eire Tags: NULLlast_img read more

More Lib Dems exposed

first_img Show Comments ▼ FURTHER lurid comments emerged from Liberal Democrat ministers’ secretly-taped conversations yesterday. Ministers criticised Prime Minister David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne’s privileged backgrounds and described them as untrustworthy, new exerpts from conversations with undercover Telegraph reporters revealed.Deputy leader of the House David Heath, said Osborne had “a capacity to get up one’s nose” and had “no experience of how ordinary people live,” while local government minister Andrew Stunell said he did not know where the Prime Minister stood on the “sincerity monitor”.“I don’t want you to trust David Cameron,” care minister Paul Burstow said. The revelations were the third day of embarrassment for the government after comments from Vince Cable threatening to bring down the coalition were published. KCS-content More Lib Dems exposed Wednesday 22 December 2010 8:48 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Share Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

DDD posts full-year loss

first_img DDD posts full-year loss KCS-content DDD Group yesterday posted a full-year loss, but said the current year started in line with expectations, with growing demand for its 2G-to-3G conversion technology for desktops and TVs. Last month, the company said it hopes to break even in 2011 and post a first profit in 2012 as demand grows for 3D televisions, personal computers, and mobile phones. Pre-tax loss from continuing operations for 2010, was £921,000, compared with £842,000 the year before. Revenue was up 12 per cent to £1.3m. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBecenter_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Monday 18 April 2011 7:42 pmlast_img read more

Mississippi betting market returns to growth in June

first_img The latest figures from the Mississippi Gaming Commission show the state’s sports betting market recovered from June’s losses in July, growing revenue year-on-year despite a decline in amounts wagered.Amounts wagered in July were down 40.8% year-on-year to $7.9m, though with just $1.6m wagered in June, this suggested the market was recovering well following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down of the state’s casinos.From this total, Mississippi’s casinos generated revenue of $1.3m. Again this represented a major improvement on the $62,230.77 loss reported for June. A high win percentage of 16.87% also helped revenue grow year-on-year, coming in 26.8% above July 2019’s $1.1m.July’s growth was driven by baseball, in a month when Major League Baseball began its truncated 60-game season after its March 26 start was delayed by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). In each of the central, coastal and northern reporting regions, the sport made the largest contribution to both revenue and handle.Mississippi’s coastal casinos again led the way, despite stakes falling 42.5% from July 2019 to $5.0m. While amounts wagered on baseball fell to $2.0m, a win percentage of 20.94% meant that revenue actually grew year-on-year, to $412,564.55.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Mississippi Topics: Casino & games Sports betting The latest figures from the Mississippi Gaming Commission show the state’s sports betting market recovered from June’s losses in July, growing revenue year-on-year despite a decline in amounts wagered. 18th August 2020 | By contenteditor Mississippi betting market returns to growth in Junecenter_img Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan claims, ‘DC has best…

first_img Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates CricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter IPL 2021 – Delhi Capitals Avesh Khan: Young Delhi Capitals (DC) fast bowler Avesh Khan had a dream start to Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The 24-year-old is part of one of the most deadly bowling attack in IPL. Delhi boast a pace battery of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Chris Woakes and Umesh Yadav. During interaction with DC TV, Avesh claimed: “Yeah obviously because, Rabada, who won the purple cap last year, when he comes he’ll bring a lot of experience with him in death bowling. Nortje, who had bowled the fastest ball in IPL last year, and Ishant will also come in who has a lot of experience. Umesh also is bowling well. So the competition in the fast bowling is very good and I feel the fast bowling attack that we have is the best in IPL”. Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 12, 2021 Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Facebook Twitter Football IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan claims, ‘DC has best bowling attack in IPL 2021′ ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free TAGSAvesh KhanDelhi CapitalsIPL 2021Kagiso Rabada SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports News Cricket IPL 2021: When will Rabada and Nortje be available for selectionThe duo missed the first game as they serving a mandatory seven-day quarantine. They will now be available for the clash against Rajasthan Royals.ALSO READ| Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes all set to open for Rajasthan RoyalsIPL 2021: Delhi Capitals Avesh Khan elated with MS Dhoni’s wicketAvesh shared his excitement of getting the prized wicket of CSK skipper MS Dhoni during their IPL 2021 campaign opener at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Dhoni who had come out to bat at number seven could only last for two deliveries before getting back to the pavilion for a duck.“Three years ago Mahi bhai’s catch was dropped. Mahi bhai’s wicket is my dream wicket and now three years later I’ve fulfilled that dream and I’m very happy about it. It’s also that he hasn’t played cricket in a while, he hasn’t been playing matches, so our plan was to initially maintain pressure on him, and I got the wicket because of the pressure” said Khan while speaking on the official website of Delhi Capitals.Avesh finished his spell with 2/23 at an economy rate of 5.75.IPL 2021: When is DC vs RR match?Delhi Capitals will play Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.Delhi Capitals (DC) squad 2021: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings Cricket Previous articleGolf News: Magical Matsuyama makes Masters history for Asia by winning at AugustaNext articleCWI Election: Ricky Skerritt and Dr. Kishore Shallow re-elected as president and vice-president of Cricket West Indies Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 28/0 (18 ovs)- Follow Live Updates IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Cricket Formula 1 Latest Sports News WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final last_img read more

Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgCutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Boohoo share price is climbing. Here’s what I’d do now

first_imgThe Boohoo share price is climbing. Here’s what I’d do now I’ve always been wary of the Boohoo Group (LSE: BOO) share price, just as I was of ASOS (LSE: ASC) before it.I think both companies have built up superb businesses in what has become a massive and growing market. But investors have put super-high valuations on the shares, as often happens with a new growth prospect.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Boom and bustThe ASOS price has boomed and bust twice in its recent history. And at today’s 3,280p levels, the shares are still down more than 55% from their March 2018 peak. Do you think that means we’re looking at a bargain price now and want to buy? Beware, ASOS shares are on a big forward P/E multiple of 60 based on current forecasts.ASOS did report a big EPS drop in 2019, mind. And the two years of returning growth that are forecast would drop the P/E to 38. But I still think the market has built a lot of optimism into that valuation, and very little safety margin. Boohoo shares haven’t soared and crashed to quite the same extent as ASOS. But after a June 2017 high, we did see a loss of nearly 50% by April the following year. Still, the shares have recovered and today are setting new records — but they didn’t equal that 2017 top until September 2019.Now that Boohoo shares have finally breached those old levels, are they in a new bull run that will provide riches for those buying today?Strong XmasThat view seems to be supported by Boohoo’s latest trading update, which revealed a 44% leap in revenue in the four months to 31 December. The firm gained around the globe, though it does get the bulk of it sales from the UK. But even here, where the shopping population is reining-in their spending, Boohoo still saw a 42% revenue gain in the period.That contrasts with Ted Baker, which is expected to have endured a dreadful Christmas shopping season. Its last update was in early December and was not good. Boohoo really does seem to have got the formula right, by contrast.Boohoo is strongly cash generative, and reported net cash of £245m on its books at 31 December. That nicely eliminates one of my biggest warning signs for growth shares — debt. There certainly seems to be no chance of Boohoo going bust any time soon.Gross margins did drop a little though, by 70 bps to 53.5%. But compared to the squeeze on discretionary spending, I think that’s still impressive.ASOS nextWill ASOS unveil similarly good festive season trading? ASOS is due to report on the same four months, to 31 December, on 23 January, so there’s not long to wait.Full-year results to 31 August showed a total revenue rise of 13%, with 15% growth in the UK. While high street fashion chains would presumably be delighted with that, it doesn’t compare well with Boohoo’s figures. Retail gross margins dropped a little too, to 47.4% — still healthy, but again, below Boohoo’s.I hope to see ASOS on an earnings recovery this year, but the shares are way too expensive for me. I think Boohoo is the better choice, but I still fear we’ll see lower share prices in the future. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Atlanta bishop rallies opposition to death penalty with book of…

first_img Comments (6) By David PaulsenPosted Feb 12, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis February 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm IMHO those who call themselves “Right-to-Lifers” yet do not oppose both the death penalty AND war are among the biggest hypocrites alive. Tim & time again research has demonstrated the death penalty does not act as a durance to violent behavior. Those who exclude killing during war since it is also state sanctioned seem to have never seen the horror of war and all the mangled bodies or are psychologically warped and derive pleasure from the horror of war. I’ve seen the horror of war and like General Eisenhower said “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, as only one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments are closed. February 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm How funny that they do not make the same arguments when it is about abortion! Its wrong to kill a convicted killer but perfectly okay to put the unborn to death! Astounding logic! Rector Shreveport, LA Edward Mills says: PJ Cabbiness says: 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Miguel Rosada says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Dr. Stan Lightner says: Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC February 12, 2018 at 6:54 pm I agree with Miguel’s comment on abortion, the killing an innocent child and the hypocrisy of opposing the execution of a convicted murderer. The travesty is the amount of time it takes to carry out the sentence. The years of appeal after appeal must be torture for the victims family forcing them to relive their loss year after year. Where is the compassion for them. The perpetrator needs to stand before God to answer for their crime. A quick execution will hasten that meeting and bring closure to the victims family. Bill Louis says: Featured Jobs & Calls February 12, 2018 at 4:23 pm Though I am against the death penalty, primarily because so many folks on death row have later been exonerated, I must agree with Miguel above. Also, the one poster is a bad translation of the command from the Decalogue. It should be translated “You shall not commit murder”. The Hebrew is unambiguous. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN February 12, 2018 at 9:04 pm I don’t believe in “a total ban on abortion” as referenced above, or reversing Roe. I am exactly where the Episcopal Church is. Abortion should remain legal, it is always the taking of a life, and it should not be used as birth control — which I would argue it is being done widely. But I do believe that we are witnesses to a silent holocaust in the abortion industry in this country. There are cases where it is the lesser of two or more evils, but these cases are fairly rare. But I digress. My main point was my opposition to the death penalty due to the number of false convictions, overturned later, of death row inmates — and the improper translation of the Decalogue as “You should not kill”, The Hebrew should be translated “murder” — which has a vastly different meaning. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Edward Mills says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Death Penalty Atlanta bishop rallies opposition to death penalty with book of articles by faith, legal leaders Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright, center, joins an anti-death penalty demonstration in 2014 outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where state executions are carried out. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta.[Episcopal News Service] The death penalty was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976. Since then, 1,468 convicts have been executed across the country.And, according to records kept by the Death Penalty Information Center, more than 80 percent of those executions have been carried out in the South, which Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright sees as a “terrible irony” for a region known as the Bible Belt.“People want the love of Jesus for themselves, in terms of redemption, but they want the Old Testament ‘eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth’ for the people who do these terrible murders,” Wright told Episcopal News Service. “Do we serve a God who can have compassion for the victim and the perpetrator?”For Wright, the answer is an unequivocal “yes,” and he is heartened by the Episcopal Church’s decades of speaking out against the death penalty while also providing pastoral care to victims’ families.The Supreme Court’s 1976 decision outlined how states can craft constitutional death penalty laws. Thirty-one states have such laws, and eight of those states carried out executions in 2017, including one in Wright’s state of Georgia. In an effort to renew public attention to the issue and encourage greater advocacy toward abolishing the death penalty, Wright has collected five articles by faith and legal leaders in a book to be released Feb. 15 by the Diocese of Atlanta.“A Case for Life: Justice, Mercy, and the Death Penalty” includes the story of Wright’s growing advocacy since 2012, when he became bishop of a diocese that includes the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where death row inmates are held and executed. He last visited the inmates Feb. 7 as he does every few months, praying with them and sharing the Eucharist.He also has joined vigils outside the prison when executions have been carried out.“Serving as a pastor demands that I resist the temptation to engage in denial and euphemism because issues are hard or that people have differing opinions about a matter,” Wright writes. “That said, we can believe anything we choose to believe about capital punishment, but you can’t make Jesus a proponent.”Bishop Andrew Doyle of the Diocese of Texas wrote an article for the book, about the murder of an Episcopal priest in his diocese by the priest’s son. Texas has executed 548 people since 1976, five times more than any other state. But the priest’s son was not among them, receiving instead a life sentence with the support of members of the local faith community.“They chose to bear out a different witness over and against the prevailing world’s values of violence and retributive justice,” Doyle writes.The other authors are a retired Georgia Supreme Court justice, a human rights lawyer who has argued and won three death penalty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Susan Casey, an Episcopalian and attorney who represented a Georgia woman put to death in 2015.“I’m against capital punishment because of my faith,” Casey, a member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, said in an interview with Episcopal News Service. “I don’t believe that any person is beyond redemption. For me, that’s the essence of my faith and my belief.”Her client, Kelly Gissendaner, was convicted in the murder of her husband. She was having an affair with another man, who received a life sentence for carrying out the murder, but she received the death penalty. Casey said Gissendaner’s faith grew while on death row, and she studied theology while behind bars.“She came to understand that God’s mercy and forgiveness still were available to her, despite what she had done. Over time, Kelly gained confidence in the strength and magnitude of God’s grace and redemptive power,” Casey says in her article in “A Case for Life.”Casey represented Gissendaner for 14 years, until her execution on Sept. 30, 2015. Since then, much of Casey’s work as an attorney has focused on what is called restorative justice, which seeks to support the victims of crimes and their families while helping convicts find their way to redemption.Gissendaner’s children were ages 12, 7 and 5 at the time of their father’s murder. In adulthood, they shunned their mother, but over time Gissendaner was able to reconcile with each of them, to the point that they became advocates for her in trying to stop her execution.Casey alludes to that process in describing her emotions at witnessing Gissendaner’s final moments alive.“The children who had chosen love and forgiveness over hatred and anger were made to swallow the bitter, collective pill of vengeance,” Casey writes. “It was tempting to despair about a society that leaves no room for the power of redemption and justice that is restorative, but I tried to resist.”Strapped to the execution gurney, Gissendaner sang the hymn “Amazing Grace” as the state took her life.The Episcopal Church has stood against the death penalty since 1958, and General Convention has regularly affirmed that opposition since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976. A 2015 resolution titled simply “Abolish the Death Penalty” encourages bishops in states where the death penalty is legal to “develop a witness to eliminate the death penalty.”The number of executions each year has gradually declined nationwide since 1999, when 98 people were executed. That number fell to 20 in 2016, but it rose to 23 last year, when the national spotlight focused on Arkansas’ rush to execute eight men on death row before its lethal injection drugs expired.Episcopalians were among those rallying against those executions in Arkansas, including at prayer vigils at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock. In the end, four of the executions were carried out. The other four were stayed.The death penalty remains in effect in Arkansas, and 32 people were on the state’s death row last year, among 2,817 nationwide, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.“There is no political will to do anything about this,” Wright said, and yet he sees clear biblical and visceral imperatives for Christians.“We worship a guy every Sunday who was executed by the state in collusion with different religious people, and here that plays out again,” Wright said.In Matthew 25, Jesus exalts the act of visiting the prisoner alongside feeding the hungry and caring for the sick. And what do inmates look like when they’re strapped to the execution gurney with their arms out? “Like Jesus on the cross,” Wright said, questioning how such a process can be condoned by a civilized nation.The concept of “justice” may be “the most tragic lie in all of this,” Wright said. “Vengeance and justice are two different ideas. There’s no justice in this.”“A Case for Life” is available from the Cathedral of St. Philip Bookstore online at cathedralbookstore.org or by phone at 800-643-7150. A panel discussion and book signing will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Participants will include some of the collection’s authors, as well as Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] February 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm Our Christian faith as expressed through our Episcopal belief and practice does not conflict in any way with the judicious and thoughtful application of the death penalty. 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#MeToo, baptismal ministry and theological task forces begin triennial work

first_img#MeToo, baptismal ministry and theological task forces begin triennial work AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Katherine Karr-Cornejo of the Diocese of Spokane helps her colleagues on the Task Force to Study Sexism in TEC & Develop Anti-Sexism Training sort through some of the work the group did earlier in the meeting. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Rosemont, Illinois] If General Convention sets the direction for the work of The Episcopal Church every three years, it is the so-called “interim bodies” that actually do that work, and five of them gathered here March 19-22 to begin their triennial efforts.They included the Task Force to Study Sexism in TEC & Develop Anti-Sexism Training, the Task Force to Develop Model Sexual Harassment Policies, the Task Force on Theological Education Networking and the Task Force on Formation & Ministry of the Baptized. The Task Force for Communion Across Difference also met at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Coverage of its work is here.“You’re doing a lot of work having to do with some internal matters that will strengthen us for ministry and mission beyond ourselves,” the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, told task force members via a video greeting. “You will help us all be better disciples, better able to live, as the presiding bishop says, ‘in the Way of Love,’ so that we can bring that to the entire world.”The anti-sexism task force and the one tasked with developing model anti-sexual harassment policies are not the only ones formed by General Convention in July to address sexual harassment, abuse, sexism, inequality and discrimination in The Episcopal Church. A third, the Task Force on Women, Truth and Reconciliation met in mid-November when a number of other interim bodies gathered for their initial meetings.During the meetings this week, the two task forces began to set the scope of their work and to determine where those efforts would overlap and where they would have specific distinctions. The task force assigned to study sexism and develop anti-sexism training materials began by discussing the theological and cultural aspects of why the church ought to do such work. The task force also outlined ways to define sexism, including where and how it happens and whom it affects. The group tasked with developing model anti-harassment policies also plans a training component, and the two task forces agreed to coordinate their work whenever possible.Laura Russell, chair of the Task Force to Study Sexism in TEC & Develop Anti-Sexism Training, makes a point during one session of the group’s March meeting. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“The biggest challenge is this is something that’s never been done before and no diocese is doing it,” Laura Russell, who chairs the Task Force to Study Sexism in TEC & Develop Anti-Sexism Training, told Episcopal News Service in an interview.The anti-sexism task force’s early thinking about training centered on developing a set of modules that could be used in a specific order by many groups and incorporated in their routine meetings and other gatherings, rather than requiring a large group of people to come to an all-day or multiday training.“The idea being it’s not going to be: come together Friday afternoon, leave Saturday and be done with it and check off a box,” Russell said.Northwest Texas Bishop J. Scott Mayer said he feels “the magnitude” of the work given to the task force, whose members, representing a “cross section of knowledge” from across the church, can meet the challenge.Russell said that the #MeToo movement pointed to behavior, labeled it as sexism and exposed its prevalence. General Convention’s response to the movement was aimed at showing that sexism is prevalent in the church, too.The task force developing model anti-sexual harassment policies is considering a mix of online work, as well as training that involves “personal interaction” because “we feel this is a relationship issue,” Cookie Cantwell of the Diocese of East Carolina explained when the two task forces met together.And, rather than have training that seems like “almost a punishment thing where you have to go,” Cantwell said the group wants “it to be something that makes us whole and healthy and that people truly will feel the desire to go and learn.”The Rev. Tim Hodapp of the Diocese of Connecticut leads the other members of the Task Force on Formation & Ministry of the Baptized through a discussion. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Task Force on Theological Education Networking and the Task Force on Formation & Ministry of the Baptized also found places where they could work together. The Rev. Maureen-Elizabeth Hagen, chair of Theological Education Networking, said during a joint meeting of the two that the networking task force wants to be sure it is not duplicating or contradicting the work of the formation task force.Lisa Kimball, chair of the formation task force, agreed. “We want to maintain a dynamic and healthy alignment such that what we produce comes to the wider church [and] to General Convention in particular as a common front,” she said. “We are co-creating something that together will have a stronger impact than it would if we worked separately.”The two groups may soon have “some kind of common theological statement, some kind of common rationale that captures the priority of baptismal identity and baptismal formation for all of us and honors the formation of all orders, the diversities of context and the realities of our world, our church and demographics.”Then, Kimball said, the two groups could work out of that statement according to their own mandates from convention. She said she saw the networking task force as being charged with “bringing people out of silos” of different types and methods of theological education and “deepening the quality of those processes for people so that there’s more mutual accountability for how we’re forming people theologically for leadership.”That work, she said, builds on the work of the formation task force, “which is primarily about the call of baptismal living in people’s lives.” Its mandate calls on members to identify or develop resources “for the forming of Christian life, but not just in the church, in daily life,” Kimball said.Members of the Task Force to Study Sexism in TEC & Develop Anti-Sexism Training and the Task Force to Develop Model Sexual Harassment Policies held a joint session during their time at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDividing up the work between General ConventionsThere are currently 65 interim bodies. Interim bodies are any task force, board or committee created to do specific work as requested by General Convention. Most will sunset at the next meeting of convention in 2021 in Baltimore. The types and numbers of interim bodies have fluctuated since 2015, when General Convention sought to dramatically reduce the number of long-term policymaking bodies, known as standing commissions.In 2018, General Convention passed resolutions calling for close to 40 groups to do the work that had been done by the eliminated commissions, as well as new work for which newly created task forces were needed. Thus, the total number of interim bodies has actually increased this triennium. They are listed here. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Jennings, who appoint people to serve on all the triennial groups, combined some convention task force requests with similar or related mandates.More than 1,200 volunteers from around The Episcopal Church applied to serve on the interim bodies, and Curry and Jennings appointed 612 people.The Rev. Michael Barlowe told ENS the church is “blessed with the enormous talent and commitment at every level of the church, but I’m particularly grateful to theses faithful leaders who have given so much of themselves for churchwide leadership this triennium.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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Writer who helped students publish their work will visit campus

first_imgprintSeven TCU students are now published authors, thanks to TCU professor and writer Amy Howell.After the success of Howell and co-author Anne Deeter Gallaher’s first book “Women in High Gear,” some people said they wanted something similar written for their children.Enter “Students in High Gear,” a book Howell said was born out of “Women in High Gear.” Howell added that she and Gallaher felt there was “something missing for students receiving good advice.”The book gives insight into past mistakes of high school and college students by incorporating actual essays written by students themselves.A majority of these essays come from TCU students in one of professor Bob Akin’s marketing classes.Akin gave his class a questionnaire last semester asking: “If you could go back as a freshman, what would you do differently to be successful in college?”Out of approximately 40 responses, seven were selected for the book itself.Compared to other colleges, TCU had the lowest number of essay submissions, but there were more TCU student essays selected for this book than any other school.Howell said that this is because the students at TCU “just get it.”“Not only do the Frogs have a great football team, but TCU gets it all the way around,” she said.Akin wanted his students to be a part of this book because he said he feels it can stop history from repeating itself.He even said that the book should be required for all incoming first-year students.“Einstein said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome every time is insanity,” said Akin. “We want you to learn from other’s failures and successes, and this book gives you a road map that’s going to help you minimize the bad and replicate the good.”Howell said her book is also a call to action for both parents and students.“Our book contains information that students cannot get in the classroom,” said Howell. “You’re not in college just to study and to have a good time, you’re in college to figure out what you want to do with your life. And it’s not the college’s job to help you do that, you’ve got to do that yourself. So this book is a playbook for that.”Although Howell did not attend TCU, she said she is a huge Horned Frog fan. Both of her parents graduated from TCU and she wants to launch the book here as a way to say thank you.“The book is getting launched at TCU largely because of Bob’s involvement with his marketing class and because of all the student voices in the book,” said Howell. “We just thought it would be fun to thank TCU for participating.”Howell’s book signing and launch event of “Students in High Gear” will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom.She will also be signing copies of her book from 4-6 p.m. this Wednesday in the TCU bookstore.Students have an opportunity to see Howell and get a copy of her book at both events. Twitter Linkedin + posts Previous articleSecond grade teacher diesNext articleMissouri president’s resignation prompts TCU reaction Sophia Doumani RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Winter weather causes health concerns Rec Center fighting stigma of women and weight lifting TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Sophia is a senior broadcast journalism and communication studies double major. She is currently writing and producing stories for TCU 360 and TCU News Now. Students share stories of discrimination Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ ReddItcenter_img Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years ReddIt Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ Linkedin Facebook Sophia Doumani Sophia Doumanihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sophia-doumani/ TCU may become a smoke and tobacco-free campus TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more