Bolters: Who will be the surprise selections for the summer tours?

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rich potential: Owen Watkin has the size and skill to make a big impressionVerdict – It’s one summer too early for Watkin. That said, an injury to any one of Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies or Scott Williams could see this talented and versatile midfielder fast-tracked. Keep your passport handy, Owen.Quinn Roux, Connacht and IrelandThe subject of bolters and Ireland don’t tend to go hand-in-hand too often. Joe Schmidt rarely throws players in at the deep end and has a group he trusts already at his disposal. Roux, however, has intimate knowledge of South Africa and has been playing at a consistently high level this season with Connacht. He made Ireland’s 45-man training squad last month and is clearly on Schmidt’s radar.Power packed: Quinn Roux has shown his quality in a fine season with ConnachtVerdict – Narrowly misses out. With Ultan Dillane providing the Irish engine room with some much-needed dynamism during the Six Nations and Iain Henderson once-again fit, it’s difficult to see a space opening up for Roux at this point. Roux’s saving grace could be Schmidt opting to use Henderson as a blindside flanker, should the Kiwi wish to bulk up Ireland’s pack to take on the Springboks.Matt Healy, Connacht and IrelandIreland aren’t short of full-backs in their back line but given that that’s the way Schmidt likes them to operate, Matt Healy’s skills at that position bode well for him this summer. Healy has shone at wing and (briefly) full-back this season for Connacht, revelling in their willingness to play from all areas of the pitch. You’ll see pigs fly before you see Schmidt adopt that same style with Ireland but there can be little doubt that Healy would relish the firm pitches of South Africa and bring plenty to Ireland’s back three.Jet-heeled: Matt Healy has been Ireland’s form wing in the Pro 12Verdict – He squeezes in. There will be times when Ireland need to chase the game against South Africa this summer and Healy is as good an option to turn to in that scenario as anyone. Ireland can’t look to simply counter the Springboks, they will need to find ways to attack them and this Connacht star would give them that.Jamie Ritchie, Edinburgh and ScotlandFrom the limited bolter opportunities of Ireland to the overflowing possibilities of Scotland. No one in the Scotland camp will be taking Japan lightly following their exploits at the Rugby World Cup last year, but it does allow for more experimentation than taking on one of the ‘big three’. Ritchie has excelled at U20 and domestic level over the past two seasons and the flanker has all the hallmarks of a future Scotland captain. Ritchie’s teammates Blair Kinghorn and Magnus Bradbury are two other dark horses to make the squad.Up and coming: Jamie Ritchie is asking questions of Vern Cotter and a tour placeVerdict – Vern Cotter takes him. With just two professional, top tier club sides in Scotland, Cotter knows the importance of talent identification and fast-tracking the right prospects into the senior national team. The benefits of Scotland’s two-match tour of Japan to Ritchie’s rugby education would be considerable.Scott Cummings, Glasgow Warriors and Scotland By Alex ShawWith the announcement of the home nations squads for the summer tours just days away, the subject of bolters is one which is on many people’s minds.We take a look at two prominent bolter candidates – who weren’t involved in their country’s Six Nations squads – from each of the home nations and give a verdict on whether or not we think they’ll make the trip.Teimana Harrison, Northampton Saints and EnglandSamu who? It is a testament to the impact Teimana Harrison has had this season that Northampton fans are able to make jokes about the departure of their highly-influential American number eight. The New Zealand-born back rower, who qualifies to wear the rose through his English father, has filled Saints’ void at eight admirably, carrying with devastating effect and battling at the breakdown with intensity and no lack of skill.Missing link: Teimana Harrison has been in irresistible form for NorthamptonVerdict – He makes it. With the prospect of a Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper and David Pocock Wallaby back row, England need to have a plan to deal with the tempo those three will inject into the game. Using Harrison as a foil to James Haskell or Chris Robshaw, or pairing him with Jack Clifford, could be intriguing ways of countering the threat ‘McPooper’ poses.Christian Wade, Wasps and EnglandFew players split England fans like Wade does. The Wasps speedster has been a prodigious attacking talent for years now but has found test opportunities limited due to a perceived weakness in defence. Wade has worked hard to improve the defensive and aerial sides of his game but that still does not seem to be enough to placate a significant amount of fans. The most important question, however, is has it been enough to assuage the worries of Eddie Jones and defence coach Paul Gustard?Waiting game: Christian Wade must wait to see if he’s been given the green light by Eddie JonesVerdict – It’s 50/50. Wade has kicked on since injury denied him a shot at the Six Nations, including a recent six-try performance against Worcester, and he has certainly hit form at just the right time. Chris Ashton and Marland Yarde have had a couple of solid if unspectacular months, whilst Anthony Watson hasn’t quite been able to hit top gear for Bath recently, either. The door is ajar for Wade and he has done everything he could possibly do to take it off its hinges, but international coaches are odd beasts. Only time will tell on this one.Ellis Jenkins, Blues and WalesWith Justin Tipuric unavailable through a period of rest from concussion, Warren Gatland will be required to explore other options for the role of Sam Warburton’s understudy. Ellis Jenkins has had breakthrough season and is more than capable of donning the six jersey but with Ross Moriarty as explosive cover for Dan Lydiate. With stiff competition from James Davies and the emerging Thomas Young, The openside is rock-solid over the ball and a ferocious tackler. He was recently named ‘Most Promising Player’ at the Welsh Rugby Writers’ awards.Class act: Ellis Jenkins has had a brilliant season at the Cardiff BluesVerdict – Jenkins tours. A potential shot at gold with the GB 7s team could prompt a tough decision for his closest rival, Davies but Jenkins has long been trumpeted as an international in the making and deserves a shot this summer. His selection would also open up the possibility of moving Warburton to six and fielding two natural opensides against the ever-impressive snafflers Ardie Savea and Sam Cane.Owen Watkin, Ospreys and WalesWatkin has been omitted from the Wales squad to play at the World Rugby U20 Championship this summer in order for him to have a period of rest and enjoy a full preseason ahead of the intensity of next season. Translated, that likely means Gatland has the destructive centre lined up for a test debut in the 2016/17 season, but that doesn’t mean people won’t speculate about his chances of boarding the plane to New Zealand this summer. Even at just 19-years-of-age, Watkin already displays a frightening combination of physical ability and technical midfield skills, as befitting a former fly-half. The summer tour selections are weeks away, so who will be inked in and will there be any surprises? RW looks into its crystal ballcenter_img Super Wadey: Christian Wade’s try scoring exploits deserve recognition Everything that was just said about Ritchie also applies to Cummings. He is a highly-talented young player, having displayed that prodigiously at U20 level, and has leadership qualities which separate him from the crowd. His playing opportunities at Glasgow should increase next season following the departure of Leone Nakarawa and the combination that he could form with Jonny Gray should be salivating for Glasgow and Scotland fans alike.Breakthrough act: Scott Cummings has impressed at age-grade level for ScotlandVerdict – He captains Scotland at the U20 Championship. With the Gray brothers entrenched in the engine room and Grant Gilchrist first in line for an opportunity behind them, Cotter could see Cummings remaining with the U20 side as being more beneficial for the lock this summer.last_img read more

Six Nations: Five things we’ve learnt – Wales 16-21 England

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first_img On the run: England give chase to Dan Biggar as both sides play out a thunderous Six Nations game On the front foot: Dan Biggar had a spirited, brave game at 10 for WalesBiggar’s kicking was immaculate, his distribution was neat and his interception in the 64th was one of the game’s heroic highlights. But as good as his attacking skills were, it was his defence that really stood out. Even amongst a squad where Justin Tipuric made 19 tackles, missing none, Biggar’s 14 tackles at outside half were standout. Many were, and remain, ready to right off Biggar long term, but those wishes may prove to be some way off.Get. The. Ball. Off. The. Field.Whether to kick the ball directly to touch and concede possession at the lineout, or to kick in-field and pressure the back three with a steady, straight defensive line provides significant debate in rugby circles. However, when you’re pinned behind your own try line, in the 75th minute, with tired players who are unlikely to be able to pressure the attacking team’s kick defence, there is no debate – the ball goes off the field.Clinical: Elliot Daly profited from an errant kick out of defence late onMany will unfairly blame Alex Cuthbert for his inability to tackle Elliot Daly on the kick return, but the mistake came at the previous ruck. One more additional phase on the Welsh try line would have allowed Dan Biggar to drop into position and given Leigh Halfpenny time to move infield and provide a second exit option. As it played out, Wales ended up with the left footed Jon Davies clearing to the left side of the pitch – the tight clearance angle and the fear of slicing it short, into touch, probably led directly to Davies’ kicking and infield. Wales cannot fail to learn from the cruellest of lessons.Shorts and t-shirts? England kept their remarkable winning run up but were closer than ever to losing it, so what could Rob Howley’s men take from a fine, but ultimately losing performance? If you see someone walking around a city centre, in the middle of winter, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, you can’t help but question their sanity. Or simply assume that they are studying a sports degree as those guys seem to live in shorts regardless of the time of year. Yet, in rugby we just accept it. When the whistle blew in Cardiff it was 2 degrees above zero.Winter warmer: The temperature hovered above freezing, yet no player wore glovesIt was genuinely cold. Cold enough for people who are holding a pint of beer or a coffee to have to wear gloves, yet for those handling a rugby ball gloves are deemed unnecessary. It seems obvious that wearing a thin, warm, protective layer on the hands could only improve handling. The NFL is usually a good benchmark for elite sporting preparation and virtually all wide-receivers and running backs wear gloves – cold or not. So why not in rugby? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight The little thingsDespite a rugby landscape dominated by 105kg wingers, fleets of Cryo-chambers and salaries approaching 1 million euros a season, rugby remains a game decided by the little things. And so it was when England beat Wales by 21- 16. 75 minutes of sterling work undone by 30 seconds of seeming minutiae. Despite the defeat, this was arguably Wales’ best performance of the past 12 months and maybe more. A performance with test level solidity at both the scrum and lineout and defensive completion of 91% – which is an enviable return against England’s myriad of heavy ball carriers. Wales’ backline, with Scott Williams at 12, took another step in a move towards more intricate backline play.Cutting a line: Liam Williams scored a superb try before the breakLiam Williams’ try in the 38th minute was a perfect example of Wales’ new found ability in midfield. It was Scott Williams’ ‘triple-threat’ skillset sitting in the 12 channel that caught the attention of Owen Farrell, allowing Liam Williams to run a line so perfect that it could only have been improved had the English players lined it with red rose petals. But as good as the big things were, it was the little things that undid it all. Many will point to the final kick clearance in search of blame, but arguably the forward pass to Dan Biggar, which would have sent him straight under the posts was as important. If this Wales squad wants big things, they may have to start thinking little.When substitutions go wrongTaulupe Faletau’s arrival on the field, in the 53rd minute, changed the game. It wasn’t Faletau’s appearance that affected Wales, rather Ross Moriarty’s removal. Moriarty was arguably Wales’ most effective forward against England, even outperforming the ever-immaculate Alun-Wyn Jones, and was without doubt the most devastating defender.Handful: Ross Moriarty gave England problems in attack and defenceEach of his ten tackles not only registered on the body of England’s players but also left a mark mentally – picking up Maro Itoje like he was a saggy old mattress is no mean feat. Moriarty’s removal seemed like one of those knee jerk substitutions that have become commonplace in modern rugby, where GPS data overtakes common sense and where the happenings on a computer screen supersedes what’s happening on the field. England would have been glad to see the back of Moriarty, which surely isn’t the point of a substitution.Hat tip for Dan BiggarDan Biggar’s performance was hugely deserving of praise. A display made even more impressive given the pressure that he had been under in the six days previous. It can’t have been easy preparing for a test match knowing that many in Wales were calling for the apprentice, Sam Davies, to replace his master.last_img read more

How Scotland celebrated their Calcutta Cup win

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first_imgAnd throughout the match she continually showed her excitement by keeping her followers updated with the score and her final tweet was: Silver service: John Barclay and the Scotland team with the Calcutta Cup (Getty Images) Sturgeon retweeted the above tweet and said: Centre Huw Jones, who scored two tries against England, enjoyed one particular tweet from Scotland fan Graham Love: Hamish Watson, who was outstanding at the breakdown and prevented England from building any momentum, paid tribute to the crowd at Murrayfield by saying: And Road Policing Scotland replied to a tweet about a broken down chariot: As for the players, they were quick to share their emotions on social media too. Scotland No 8 Ryan Wilson tweeted a picture of him with his family and the Calcutta Cup: Former Scotland international Scott Hastings also hailed the special atmosphere at the stadium: How Scotland celebrated their Calcutta Cup winScotland’s Six Nations win over England at BT Murrayfield was their first Calcutta triumph in a decade, so it’s little wonder lots of big names wanted to join in the celebrations.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Princess Royal and Harry Potter author JK Rowling were among those at Murrayfield to watch the match and all joined John Barclay and his team in the Scotland changing room to celebrate the victory that ended England’s Grand Slam ambitions.Related: Scotland 25-13 England match reportScotland coach Gregor Townsend even told some of those at Murrayfield that Sturgeon had drunk Champagne from the Calcutta Cup: P.S. for some reason this didn’t post earlier.Anyways I’ll just leave it here! #SCOvENG pic.twitter.com/y7agrXVhzL— Graham Love (@GLove39) February 25, 2018Public services in Scotland also got involved in the celebrations. The Police Scotland control room tweeted: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Proud man!!!! #CalcuttaCup pic.twitter.com/9uMn9NsWiX— ryan wilson (@ryanwilson89) February 25, 2018 And followed it up this morning by sharing a photo from the post-match changing room on Twitter: SRU patron Princess Anne presented the Calcutta Cup to Scotland captain Barclay while Rowling has long been a passionate supporter of the national rugby team.Ahead of the match, Rowling tweeted: How Scotland celebrated their Calcutta Cup win – A look at who joined in the celebrations at BT Murrrayfield after Scotland beat England It’s clear that not just the players but all the fans in Scotland enjoyed this particular Calcutta Cup victory.Be sure to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We can confirm that the broken down chariot has now been recovered from Murrayfield Stadium, however traffic is still slow moving on the count of all the pedestrians celebrating in the immediate vicinity. Motorists are advised to travel with caution — RoadPolicingScot (@polscotrpu) February 24, 2018last_img read more

Women’s Six Nations 2020 Round Two

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first_imgThe March issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is one sale now.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There was also a significant milestone for Emily Scarratt, who overtook Katy Daley-Mclean with her final conversion to become England Women’s top point-scorer with 539.Wales won away in Ireland last November but were not able to repeat the feat in the Six Nations. Ireland backed up their opening victory over Scotland with a 31-12 triumph over the Welsh in difficult conditions in Dublin.The hosts led 17-0 after 32 minutes thanks to tries from Beibhinn Parsons, Cliodhna Maloney and Lauren Delany before Lauren Smyth reduced the deficit before half-time.Ireland then wrapped up the try bonus point straight after the break with Linda Djougang’s score. Women’s Six Nations 2020 Round TwoEngland and Ireland will put their Women’s Six Nations Grand Slams hopes on the line at Doncaster’s Castle Park in two weeks’ time.Both teams sit on nine points with two wins from two after the opening rounds – but the Red Roses are overwhelming favourites to continue their bid for back-to-back Slams having followed up their victory over France with a 53-0 thumping of Scotland.The match was originally due to be played at Scotstoun in Glasgow on Sunday lunchtime but because of safety concerns surrounding Storm Ciara it was moved to BT Murrayfield on Monday, where it was played behind closed doors.There were still challenging conditions to deal with, too. The snow descended in the second half and players were keeping their hands warm on bottles of hot water during breaks in play.Despite the bad weather, England scored eight tries and kept a clean sheet. Emily Scott and Abby Dow both notched braces while Sarah Bern, Jess Breach, Sarah Hunter and Claudia MacDonald also touched down.The pick of the bunch was this individual score from Dow in the first half… France women’s rugby beat Italy last night, and their victory dance was to @jahprayzah ‘Mdhara Vachauya’ from Zimbabwe. pic.twitter.com/O8yYM96Agy— Joe Black (@joeblackzw) February 9, 2020Italy host winless Scotland in their next game while France travel to Wales, another team that is looking for their first victory of this year’s championship. Cold snap: Sarah Bern looks to make ground for England in the snow (Inpho) Siwan Lillicrap did cross for another Welsh try, but they simply weren’t clinical enough to close the gap further and an Irish penalty try in the final minute rounded off the scoring.Heavy rain and strong winds from Storm Ciara didn’t help either team in the last half-hour, the bad weather making it hard to keep hold of the ball.Wet weather: Robyn Wilkins kicks clear in awful conditions in Dublin (Inpho)There was also some controversy post-match as Wales players had to endure cold showers. Both the IRFU and Bective Rangers, whose clubhouse was being used by Wales, have apologised for the lack of hot water – a result of damage sustained in the storm.“The cause was found to be that the hot water tank on the roof of the clubhouse sustained damage during the stormy conditions overnight/today,” said the Bective Rangers statement. “We wish to apologise to the whole Wales Women’s team, the Welsh union and the IRFU.“Bective was not aware of the issue with the showers until after the final whistle when the Welsh team returned to the dressing room.”Double time: Cyrielle Banet scored two tries against Italy (Inpho)France bounced back from their defeat by England in the opening round to comfortably see off Italy 45-10 in Limoges on Saturday night.Wing Cyrielle Banet scored two of France’s six tries, with Audrey Forlani, Julie Annery and Laure Sansus also crossing as well as a penalty try being awarded.Sara Barattin scored Italy’s only try but the visitors couldn’t build on their opening win over Wales – or last year’s victory against France.France also showed decent skills with their post-match celebrations… Cold showers, dance routines and Storm Ciara all feature in this round-up of the latest events in the women’s championshiplast_img read more

Rugby tournaments affected by coronavirus

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Public Health Authorities cease to prohibit the resumption of sport and group trainingTravel restrictions between our territories are liftedNo forced isolation or quarantine orders are in force when visiting our territoriesPlayer welfare is safeguarded, including requirement for a suitable pre-recommencement training period, to be established in conjunction with the high-performance personnel at our participating unions and teamsThe final at Cardiff City Stadium, due to take place on 20 June, has also been cancelled. Should the season restart and a final be played, it will be hosted by the team with the highest ranking from this campaign.If you have bought tickets for the final, keep an eye on pro14.rugby/final for details of getting a refund.Super RugbyThe southern hemisphere tournament, which includes teams from Argentina, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa, has been suspended for “the foreseeable future”.The decision was made after the New Zealand government introduced a rule that all travellers arriving in the country would need to self-isolate for 14 days. Weekend action: A lineout during Old Plymouthian and Mannameadians v Plymstock Albion (Getty Images) Rugby tournaments affected by coronavirusThe coronavirus pandemic has caused the postponement of most professional rugby union competitions as well as the community game. Here are the details of the decisions made by various organisers on how rugby tournaments affected by coronavirus…Six NationsFour men’s, six women’s and three U20 fixtures have been postponed due to the pandemic.Italy v Scotland Women – due to take place in the north of Italy – was the first to be postponed. The three Ireland v Italy fixtures followed, then the three Italy v England matches on the final weekend, followed by the trio of France v Ireland games and finally Wales v Scotland men and women. Scotland U20 beat Wales in a match that was played behind closed doors.Called off: A Scotland fan who travelled to Cardiff for Wales v Scotland (Getty Images)Most postponements were due to health concerns relating to mass gatherings while Scotland Women’s final two matches need to be rescheduled after a player tested positive for Covid-19. She has now been released from hospital.It has been mooted that the men’s Super Saturday fixtures – Wales v Scotland, Italy v England and France v Ireland – will be played on 31 October, but this has not be confirmed. There have been no concrete details on when any matches will be rescheduled, only that organisers are keen to complete the tournaments.World Sevens SeriesThe Hong Kong and Singapore legs of the World Series were the first rugby events affected. They were due to be played in April but have now been rescheduled for October.Subsequently, the London and Paris legs have been postponed, provisionally until September, and the women’s leg in Langford has been postponed until later in the year, as has the final World Sevens Challenger Series event.U20 World ChampionshipThis was due to take place in northern Italy in late June and July but has now been cancelled.Protective measures: Hand sanitisers outside Twickenham stadium (Getty Images)OlympicsThe Olympic Games, which were due to take place in Tokyo in late July and early August, have been postponed until 2021 – the first time the modern Olympics have been postponed. So the men’s and women’s rugby sevens events that are part of the tournament will now take place next summer.Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: “I proposed to postpone for about a year and (IOC) president Thomas Bach responded with 100% agreement.” SANZAR chief executive Andy Marinos said: “We are extremely disappointed for the players, our fans, broadcasters and partners but given the complexity of our competition structure, and the multiple geographies that we cover, we have no other option but to align with such directives. We also believe it is time for all those players currently overseas to return home and to be with their families.”SA Rugby have also suspended all national team training camps and business travel in response to the pandemic, while the SuperSport Challenge – due to kick off on 24-25 April – has been postponed until further notice.Rugby Australia have postponed all community rugby – matches and training – until the first week of May.Rugby Australia was planning a new domestic competition involving its four Super Rugby franchises and Western Force playing in a home-and-away format to start on 3 April. Matches would take place behind closed doors. However, this has now been put on hold until at least 1 May after the Australian government put more measures in place to try to limit the spread of coronavirus.New Zealand’s five franchises were also expected to do the same and play each other in a domestic round-robin model, but the increasing of the coronavirus alert level in the country has seen all rugby suspended for the foreseeable future.Top 14The Top 14 and ProD2 professional leagues in France have been suspended until at least 15 April, when the situation will be reviewed.The French federation has suspended all amateur rugby in the country to try to prevent the spread of the virus.Cover up: An England fan wears a face mask (Getty Images)Tyrrells Premier 15s and Greene King IPA ChampionshipBoth these leagues – the women’s top division and the men’s second tier in England – fall under the RFU umbrella and have been suspended until 14 April, subject to continued review.UK and Ireland community rugbyThe IRFU was the first to announce it was suspending all domestic rugby activity – training and playing – from 12 March to 29 March following government advice. Subsequently, on Thursday 19 March, the union confirmed that the 2019-20 domestic season would conclude with immediate effect.Cups that have reached a final fixture will be shared by finalists and there will no promotion or relegation in the five divisions of the men’s Energia All-Ireland League.IRFU Director of Rugby Development Colin McEntee said: “These are challenging times for us all and we know clubs will be impacted by this directive, but we will look back at this season as one where we put the physical welfare of our rugby community above all else.”Scottish Rugby and the WRU also suspended all rugby in Scotland and Wales respectively until late March, when the situation will be re-assessed.Scottish Rugby has launched a £500,000 hardship fund to help clubs during the crisis – applications can be made via a form on the Scottish Rugby website from later this week.The WRU will give all clubs an additional £1,000 to help during the panedemic, on top of the £100,000 already provided to flood-affected clubs. All WRU competitions have also been cancelled for the 2019-20 season, with no promotion or relegation in any league.On Monday 16 March, the RFU suspended all rugby activity in England, including club training, league and cup matches, and rugby education courses until 14 April.  Then on 20 March the RFU wrote to all clubs – bar those in the Gallagher Premiership – to confirm the end of the 2019-20 season. The governing body plan to announce what support it will give clubs and how/if league outcomes will be decided by mid-April. The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. European CupsThe knockout stages of both the Champions and Challenge Cups, including the finals due to take place in Marseille on 22-23 May, have been postponed.A statement from tournament said: “EPCR is working with league and union stakeholders on several scenarios for the rescheduling of both the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup at such time as it is safe to do so.”Gallagher PremiershipThe English top flight is postponing the season for five weeks, until the end of April. That accounts for four rounds of league action, with the other weekend set aside for the European quarter-finals. All the details of postponements across the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic Guinness Pro14This cross-border competition features teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales, and matches involving Italian teams had already been postponed due to the severity of the outbreak in Italy.Then on Thursday, 12 April, Pro14 organisers confirmed the season had been suspended indefinitely. The resumption of the league season is a matter of constant review, with the Pro14 acting under the latest guidance from all the local and national authorities.The league have subsequently announced the competition will only resume when the following criteria can be met:last_img read more

Exeter Chiefs’ new women’s team

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Exeter Chiefs’ new women’s teamA year has passed since Exeter Chiefs announced they were adding a women’s arm to the club. Six months have passed since it was announced the team would play in the Premier 15s, the English top flight, for at least the next three years.Yet for all the excitement of setting up a new team, there have been challenges too, challenges that have only been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.How to recruit players when you cannot sell the vision and provide a tour of facilities in person? How to build a team culture with the arrival of new faces delayed by visa hold-ups and quarantine periods? How to create a playing style while training is socially-distanced?Head coach Susie Appleby, the former England scrum-half who was previously in charge of Gloucester-Hartpury, admits that it has been a “slog” at times but there’s also no hiding her excitement. After all, the factors that appealed about the job in the first place still remain.“The opportunity to work at a club like Exeter Chiefs, with the men top of the Premiership, speaks for itself,” she says. “I’d been at Gloucester-Hartpury for five seasons and they’re now in a really strong position. I want to keep growing and keep challenging myself. Working alongside Rob Baxter and the coaches here is unbelievable and will help me to continue to develop as a coach. This article originally appeared in the October 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The @ExeterChiefs Women squad were put through their paces last weekend with two days of group activities at @RiverDartCP, ahead of their maiden season in the @Premier15s. pic.twitter.com/VLedysEuVo— Exeter Chiefs (@ExeterChiefs) October 5, 2020“It’s a really exciting time. Exeter wanted to get into the women’s game long term and they have been incredibly successful hosting Internationals at Sandy Park, so it’s a great opportunity.“It’s a new project, and I can learn from what went right and what went not so right on the Gloucester journey, so we can get it as right as we can down here. We want to have a really good, consistent pathway.“I feel like there’s a lot of untapped talent in Devon, Cornwall and the surrounding counties. The ambition and aspirations at Exeter are also endless; there’s nothing to hold us back. All those things combined for me to be drawn in.”Appleby had phone and Zoom calls with numerous players about joining Exeter and while none of England’s big names are heading to Devon, she has recruited several overseas stars.Spain’s Patricia Garcia and Laura Delgado as well as Netherlands back-row Linde van der Velden were among the first to arrive, with other internationals coming from North America and Japan. They are complemented by local talent, including teenagers Olivia Churcher and Abby Middlebrooke. “We reached out to more overseas players, a lot of them with lots of experience in the international game, captains of their countries, so we know they can come in and hit the ground running,” says Appleby.“They’re good players and are leaders, which is what you need when you launch from nothing. Then we’ve got a lot of local players who can develop around them and the hope is that in year two or three, we’re more English-based.”The Chiefs men’s set-up have been hugely successful at bringing through players from Devon and Cornwall – think Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade – and the long-term plan is for the women’s side to replicate that.There is also a sharing of ideas between the coaching set-ups. Assistant coach Amy Garnett has chatted to Rob Hunter about how the Chiefs have evolved their game, Julian Salvi wants the women’s team to be the best defensive side in the Premier 15s, Gareth Steenson has done kicking sessions and Ricky Pellow is working with the scrum-halves. However, don’t expect to see a focus on rolling mauls from Appleby’s team.“We won’t copy the boys – we’re not male players, we’re female players,” she says. “We’ll keep a lot of ball on the field and want to have forwards with massive engines because of the way we want to play and amount of ball we want them to carry.“The Chiefs score a lot of tries from driven mauls but there is also some really subtle stuff we can take into our play. Look at wingers like Jack Nowell and how many touches he gets.Coaching duo: Former England players Susie Appleby and Amy Garnett (JMP/Exeter Chiefs)“We have a lot of ideas but we’ll see what comes to fruition. In the women’s game defences are not as organised as the men’s. That’s not disrespectful, it’s just how it is because we don’t have the same time together. It means we aren’t rigid in what we do, we don’t plan for phases one to five. It’s easier to break down defences, it’s more pure.“I don’t want players to pass the ball to another player because I told her to, I want her to look up and if there’s space, to go through it. We have a framework to help them, but we also want them to express themselves and see what they deliver, to bring the best out of each other.”While the playing style between the Chiefs’ male and female contingents will be different, the expectation is the same. Exeter chief executive Tony Rowe has big plans for the women’s team, on and off the field. He’s backed Appleby in providing accommodation to help attract players, but she knows she has to deliver results in return.“One of the first things Tony said when I took the job was, ‘What do you need?’ He’s very supportive but at the same time he’s a businessman. He wants us to be competitive from the off – no pressure! – and he wants the women’s game to bring in money, to bring crowds. We want to create a spectator experience, for families and kids to come to Sandy Park to watch us.”Those plans are on hold as matches currently have to be played behind closed doors due to Covid, but Appleby’s Chiefs can start working on their on-field objectives with the Premier 15s kicking off this weekend. Lead role: Susie Appleby taking charge of Exeter Chiefs training (JMP/Exeter Chiefs) Head coach Susie Appleby explains what it’s like to start a Premier 15s team during Covid-19last_img read more

Australia: Melbourne priest named Queensland’s first woman bishop

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first_img Posted Dec 3, 2012 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Peter Meyers says: Comments are closed. 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Photo/Diocese of Melbourne[Anglican Diocese of Melbourne] The Venerable Alison Taylor, Melbourne’s archdeacon for international partnerships and vicar of St. John’s Anglican Church Camberwell, has been appointed to lead the Southern Region of the Diocese of Brisbane as Queensland’s first woman bishop.She will succeed incumbent Bishop Geoff Smith, who will serve as general manager of the Brisbane diocese from early next year.Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier said that Taylor’s ministry in the Diocese of Melbourne “has encompassed a breadth of experience as vicar and archdeacon. I am delighted that her leadership, developed within the Diocese of Melbourne, now takes her on to this senior role in Brisbane.”Taylor says that while looking forward to the new appointment, she is sorry to leave St. John’s Camberwell. “I will be sad to leave the people of St. John’s, but I’m confident they will soon find a new vicar to lead them into their 150th anniversary year in 2013,” Taylor said.Her senior appointments following ordination have included chairing Anglican Overseas Aid (formerly Anglicord). In 2009, Taylor was personally invited by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to be a member of the Steering Group for the newly created international Anglican Alliance for Development Relief and Advocacy. Taylor also has served as archdeacon of Kew in the Eastern Region of Melbourne.Taylor will be consecrated as bishop in St. John’s Cathedral, Brisbane at 10 a.m. on April 6, 2013. December 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm Time for the English Church to catch up with the colonies! Congratulations to the Church in Brisbane, and congratulations to the Venerable Archdeacon Taylor. Godspeed to you all!! Rector Collierville, TN Australia: Melbourne priest named Queensland’s first woman bishop 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 January 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm May all in the Diocese of Brisbane continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit. What a blessing bishop-designate Taylor is. 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Linville says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

Anglicans, Episcopalians from five continents on WCC’s governing body

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first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By ACNS staff with additional reporting by WCC staffPosted Jul 3, 2014 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Episcopalians from countries including Burundi, Japan, Uganda and Melanesia are in Geneva for the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Central Committee meeting.Members of the Anglican Communion make up 11% of the WCC’s elected governing body – second only to Reformed and Eastern Orthodox Christian traditions.The committee, which consists of 150 members from around the world, is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programs and the budget of the council.The WCC Central Committee will hold meetings every two years until the next Assembly. The last Assembly took place in Busan, Republic of Korea, in October and November 2013.At yesterday’s opening of the meeting, WCC Central Committee moderator and Kenyan Anglican Dr Agnes Abuom reflected on the significance of the theme “pilgrimage of justice and peace”, which is based on a call issued by the WCC Assembly.Her address put a special focus on the engagement of youth in the ecumenical movement. “To bring back prophetic dynamism and emphasis into the ecumenical movement, we need to let the young generation own and define the ecumenical movement,” she said.Abuom shared aspirations for ecumenical spirituality to extend its boundaries to be more inclusive of the needs of churches and communities.“A revitalized ecumenical spirituality must not be bound by narrow and tradition-bound religious, ecclesial and dogmatic frameworks if they have proven to be unhelpful to addressing the present needs. Rather, it must embrace a prophetic posture for justice, for peace-making and for the diaconal care for all living beings,” she said.Abuom reflected on global issues related to poverty and inequality, weak governance, proxy conflicts and wars, as well as unemployment among youth. She spoke about the changing ecclesial and religious landscapes and challenges they pose. To address these issues, she stressed the importance of a transformation of ecumenism and revitalization of spirituality.The members of the WCC Central Committee from Anglican Communion Member Churches are:Bishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada (A President of the WCC Central Committee)Dr Agnes Abuom, Anglican Church of Kenya (Executive  committee member and Central Committee moderator)Bishop Yona Mwesigwa Katoneene, Church of UgandaThe Rev. Jeanne Françoise Ndimubakunzi, Eglise Anglicane du BurundiMrs Jesca Bireri Laki Lukudu, Episcopal Church of the SudanArchbishop Onesphore Rwaje, Province de l’Eglise Anglicane du RwandaThe Rev. Renta Nishihara, Anglican Church in JapanThe Most Rev. Phillip Aspinall, Anglican Church of AustraliaThe Rev. Rex R. B. Reyes, Jr., Episcopal Church in the PhilippinesMrs Elenor I. Lawrence, Church in the Province of the West IndiesThe Rev. Sarah Rogers, Church in WalesThe Rt. Rev. Peter Forster, Church of EnglandThe Rev. Canon Leslie Nathaniel, Church of EnglandThe Rev. Aida Consuelo Sanchez-Navarro, The Episcopal ChurchMrs Tagolyn Kabekabe, Church of MelanesiaThe Most Rev. S. Tilewa Johnson Church of the Province of West Africa who had been elected a member of the WCC’s Central Committee passed away in January of this year.For the latest from the Central Committee meeting visit http://www.oikoumene.org/en Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglicans, Episcopalians from five continents on WCC’s governing body 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

Marites (Tess) N. Sison named as editor of Canada’s Anglican…

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Sison named as editor of Canada’s Anglican Journal Cathedral Dean Boise, IDcenter_img Featured Events Marites (Tess) Sison, senior staff writer, has been appointed editor of the Anglican Journal. She brings almost three decades of professional journalism to her new role. Photo: Saskia Rowley[Anglican Journal] Marites (Tess) N. Sison has been appointed editor of the 139-year-old Anglican Journal. She moves to the editorship from her longstanding position as senior writer, taking the helm from Archdeacon Paul Feheley, who has served as interim managing editor since January 2013.A graduate in mass communications at the University of the Philippines in Manila, Sison brings almost three decades of professional journalism to her new role. Her work includes contributions to The New York Times, the Toronto Star and CBC Radio. Since joining the editorial staff of the Anglican Journal in 2003, she has received 28 awards for writing and photography. As skilled in digital communications as she is in the printed word, Sison has also played a pivotal part in developing and managing the newspaper’s online strategies and social media platforms.“Tess has a long and very positive history with the Journal, but that’s only a small part of what made her stand out. She also has a strong vision for the future of the paper, website and social media,” said the Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson, general secretary and interim director of communications of the Anglican Church of Canada. “And she sees the Journal as a ministry that serves the church and strengthens our sense of mission.”In her 11 years on staff, Sison, 49, has reported news and crafted features on a wide array of topics in religion, human rights, humanitarian crises and social justice—from the tiniest local congregations to the farthest-flung reaches of the Anglican Communion. But she is perhaps best known recently for her insightful, painstaking and drill-down coverage of Canadian aboriginal issues, including the Indian residential schools tragedy and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.“Tess’s coverage has always been sensitive, probing and fair—especially on indigenous issues,” said Bishop Mark MacDonald, the church’s national indigenous bishop. “She has not only depicted the concerns of Indigenous peoples accurately, but she has also helped the whole church to see realities that have often been hidden in plain sight. It will be good to have her skill and art helping us see the world.”The editors of the diocesan newspapers also expressed their approval. “This is a great step forward for the Journal and for the church to have acknowledged Tess’s talents and dedication lo these many years,” said Tim Christison, editor of The Sower in the diocese of Calgary. “Her professionalism and life experience will serve us all well as the Journal and church journalism continue to evolve. We are blessed that she is willing to take on the challenges while maintaining her high standards.”Poised to step into her new role, Sison shared her editorial hopes for the future. “As the church goes through an epochal shift, I would like the Journal to review its mission and vision to see whether it responds to today’s needs and challenges,” she said. “As editor, I would like to see the Journal go beyond reporting on church governance issues and events and also tackle issues and questions about faith, ethics, religion, spirituality, social issues and, yes, everyday living.”Sison also plans to strengthen the newspaper’s relationship with Church House, bishops and dioceses, diocesan newspaper editors and Anglicans across Canada. “I would like the Journal to be out there on the ground and on the road, gathering stories that offer encouragement and hope, provoke deep thought and inspire positive change and capture the challenges as well as the courage, dynamism and goodness of those who have dedicated their lives to God’s plan.”Yet she remains aware of the need for journalistic integrity and objectivity, vowing to uphold the paper’s editorial independence and continue its role of informing and challenging readers.Sison is also mindful of the editor’s crucial role in developing new writers. “I would like to help train the next generation of religious journalists through a mentorship program for young Anglicans and Lutherans,” she said. “I would also like to add more value to our website, and we will embark on more multimedia projects in the coming months. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY People Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Diana SwiftPosted Jul 16, 2014 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

Rapidísimas

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first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC El departamento de inmigración de Inglaterra tiene la sospecha de que muchos de los matrimonios recientes son fraudulentos y han sido hechos con el fin de obtener visas para residir en el país. Citó por ejemplo que en el 2010 se registraron 934 matrimonios y que el año pasado la cifra ascendió a 2135. Los que realizan matrimonios fraudulentos tanto civiles como religiosos están sujetos a penas de cárcel y multas.La organización de derechos humanos Human Rights Watch ha pedido al Congreso de Ecuador que modifique un “alarmante” proyecto de enmiendas constitucionales, que permitiría la reelección indefinida y penalizaría las acciones de ciudadanos contra el Estado.Líderes de derechos humanos en El Salvador explican la situación que vive Centroamérica y que ha originado la crisis humanitaria de la frontera sur de Estados Unidos con estas palabras: “Dos de las pandillas más violentas de Centro América, la Mara Salvatrucha y Barrio 18 controlan y batallan por territorio en El Salvador, sobre todo en comunidades pobres y marginadas donde la violencia, el asesinato, la violación, la extorsión y las amenazas permean la vida diaria de los vecinos, incluidos los niños”.Durante los días del 25 al 28 de agosto se celebrará en el Centro de Conferencias de Kanuga en Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, una conferencia titulada “Nuevo Amanecer” especialmente diseñada para los laicos y clérigos que trabajan en el ministerio hispano. El evento será patrocinado por la oficina de Ministerio Latino de la Iglesia Episcopal y contará con el aporte de la oficina similar de la Iglesia Luterana (ELCA). Informes Nancy Frausto, coordinadora, [email protected] Ehrich, sacerdote episcopal director de Religion News Service, dice en su más reciente columna: “No son los inmigrantes mexicanos los que han causado grandes cambios en el lugar de trabajo en Estados Unidos. Tampoco son los hondureños ni los guatemaltecos los que han robado la vida de las comunidades americanas. Son los “patriotas” con pistola al cinto gritando odio a los niños refugiados y regando veneno en el lado equivocado”.Si usted conoce alguna persona que le gustaría leer este noticiero dígale que con mucho gusto lo incluiremos en la lista. Escriba a [email protected] una nutrida audiencia la opositora venezolana Lilian Tintori, dio una conferencia en el Club de Prensa de Washington en la que pidió a todos los países del mundo a que presionen al gobierno venezolano para que ponga en libertad a todos los presos políticos. Entre ellos se encuentra su esposo Leopoldo López preso desde febrero que según informes de prensa será juzgado el 23 de julio.El problema de los inmigrantes en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos sigue complicándose. Ahora el gobernador de Texas, Rick Perry, está enviando 1,000 efectivos de la Guardia Nacional para impedir el ingreso de indocumentados al país. Perry se considera un “cristiano evangélico fundamentalista”.La ofensiva israelí sigue en ascenso en la Franja de Gaza. Hasta el momento más de 600 palestinos y 20 soldados israelitas han muerto. El único hospital cristiano de la franja ha dicho que no puede atender a tantos heridos, aún trabajando día y moche.Antonio Castañeda, presidente de la Asociación Yoruba de Cuba, ha fallecido a los 67 años. El culto africano en Cuba se ha extendido rápidamente durante los últimos 50 años. Según la prensa oficial la asociación tiene 20,000 miembros en el país y muchos otros en el extranjero. Castañeda era “babalao” (sacerdote) de la Asociación Yoruba y además pertenecía a la asamblea del Poder Popular.Rubem Alves distinguido teólogo, escritor y filósofo brasileño falleció el 19 de julio en Campinas, Brasil, a la edad de 80 años. Realizó estudios teológicos en el Seminario Presbiteriano de Campinas, el Union Seminary de Nueva York y la Universidad de Princeton en Nueva Jersey. Durante su vida escribió 40 libros que han sido traducidos a varios idiomas. Muchos lo consideran uno de “los padres” de la Teología de la Liberación. Su velorio tuvo lugar en la Cámara Municipal de Campinas.VERDAD. “Acaso no soy yo el que te ordeno que seas fuerte y valiente? No temas ni te acobardes, porque el Señor, tu Dios, estará contigo dondequiera que vayas”. Josué 1:9. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Por Onell A. SotoPosted Jul 24, 2014 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rapidísimas Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more