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CAL Bank Limited ( Q32015 Presentation

first_imgCAL Bank Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about CAL Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (  2015 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Continuing Episcopalians in South Carolina ‘looking to the future’

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN November 20, 2012 at 6:13 am Thanks, authors, for this excellent review of the situation in SC. We can ask ourselves why has this happened in SC and not any other diocese in the southeast? Are the churchpeople there different than those in other nearby states? Certainly not. The people in the pews are no different than those in Georgia, North Carolina or other close states. The difference is the leadership. This was a revolution from the top down. Most communicants followed their leadership and they continue to place innate trust in them. All of this goes back to the issue of inclusion and exclusion. Some two decades ago, a distinctly conservative element gained control of the diocese and steerede it on an increasingly conservative course. They monopolized the apparati of the diocese and excluded everyone else. They put the diocese at odds with TEC even before the Robinson episode. When the old bishops retired, this clique brought in Lawrence from the original breakaway diocese, San Joaquin. He became their new standard bearer in their long running and increaingly bitter fight against TEC. His favorite subject became an ongoing denunciation of TEC for its “indiscriminate inclusivity.” Meanwhile those who had been excluded within the Diocese of South Carolina had no choice but to appeal to TEC. They did and the DBB ruled that Lawrence had abandoned the communion through his very deliberate acts. The conservative ruling pact would have none of it. They played the Vietnam syndrome card and destroyed the diocese to save it. They broke away from TEC even though they knew a large minority would remain. Lawrence voiced surprise that those who had been excluded within the old diocese were not going along with him. Actually he may be even more surprised that a solid third of the old diocese is not going along with him. They are opting for inclusion. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, RB Clay says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME November 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm No,you won’t. Better no church at all than the kind the Episcopal Church is becoming. Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Jeremy Bates says: November 22, 2012 at 12:04 am “Name calling and dismissal of other human beings has no place in the church.”Agreed. There is no place in the church for homophobia or misogyny. Christopher Cleveland says: Ronald J. Caldwell says: Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. November 20, 2012 at 9:23 am One of my friends who is a “cradle Episcopalian” said to me very recently that he and his parish followed two basic realities: 1. No One listens to the House of Bishops and have not for over 20 years and 2. there is only one sin left in the Episcopal Church and that is getting mad and leaving. Satire aside I think for those of us outside looking in we see a microcosm of what is happening across the denominational spectrum in what is taken place in the Episcopal Church. The dramatic decline in membership and the closing of many parishes, the bitter and vitriolic legal battles over property which means lets face it, money and lots of it, and a ever widening divide between those who believe in an Incarnational theology and those who do not. There has been a developing rift for some time in the Episcopal and other mainline churches between Orthodoxy and a Multicultural Universalism. Again within TEC the election of a presiding bishop who denies the unique divinity of Jesus that tension began to create the fissures that led to the splintering. Issues of inclusion of gay folke and the role of women were just a convenient ground zero. In many mainline denominations the splintering continues and those who remain seem to adopt a neo-congregationalism as a “marketing strategy ” for the future. Many find a parish or congregation that fits their view of “church” and “spirituality” and it is there they put their energies.My friend was very saddened also when he read that some of his fellow Anglicans at an international gathering had refused to receive Communion from Bishop Schori but here again is a very dramatic example of the splintering mentioned above. If there is not “common faith” that is shared then how can we have communion one with another?As to the Romans who have made some very disparaging remarks about Anglican validity well I wouldn’t feel too badly about what they say about Anglican Sacraments being null and void becuase many Orthodox including many in the OCA believe Roman Orders are “dead”, Anglican and Protestant non-existent, and any others just plain anathema! Fortunately for all of us The Holy Spirit is not bound by our prejudices and narrow polities let alone our theologies!17 hours ago · Like Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Lois Trimbur says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA November 23, 2012 at 12:17 am Kevin –I think that the Book of Common Prayer and the canons pertaining to worship are not respected by enough people in our Church – therefore we are not as united. For example the National Cathedral (among many notable places of ideally Anglican worship) does not recognize that Holy Communion is received by baptized Christians, but they instead create their own canons and rubrics and their bulletin publicizes that anyone who wants to live a “deeper life” in Christ may receive. How can this Church be a church of strict laws about property but not about what is to unite us – worship. When various bishops, cathedrals, and parishes do to suit whatever their theological leanings dictate, whatever experimentation they blame on the Holy Spirit, and whatever makes the congregation giddy? How can a bishop in this Church perform a lesbian wedding in Massachucetts when this Church has not approved it? Answer: blame the Holy Spirit and make up your own canons. How can any TEC lawyers go to court in any of the five departing dioceses and explain how this church is hierarchical, united, and a Church of canon law standards when the last General Convention’s standards for marriage and receiving the Eucharist is mocked by the very leaders who want to be taken seriously? November 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm In both the Diocese of South Carolina as well as in the wider Episcopal Church, everyone knew that Lawrence was elected because he was a chum of Scofield, everyone knew that he would probably engineer his diocese away from the Episcopal Church, pretend to speak for god, all of which has to do with gender, the fear of having to abide by equality, equality of women, equality of glbt people, equality of race, these separatists want a church of, by, and for straight white men. So, bye bye bigots, we will have an easier time of full inclusion without you, in time you will have to deal with inclusion of your own relatives. Maybe we will see you then. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Kevin Adams says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in South Carolina were “saddened” when others in the Diocese of South Carolina on Nov. 17 affirmed an earlier decision by the diocesan leadership to leave the Episcopal Church, but they said they also were “encouraged that many people, lay and clergy, are choosing to remain.”The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina also said in a statement from its president, Melinda A. Lucka, an attorney in the Charleston area, that “the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina continues in full communion with the Episcopal Church.”Two days before the Nov. 17 meeting, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a pastoral letter to Episcopalians in the diocese offering prayers and support for those who wished to remain in the Episcopal Church, and noting that the diocese “continues to be a constituent part of The Episcopal Church, even if a number of its leaders have departed.”Jefferts Schori did not issue a statement after the Nov. 17 meeting.A steering committee has been formed “to guide and assist in the reorganization of the diocese,” according to a list of its members here. Bishop John Clark Buchanan, who lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and Bishop Charles vonRosenberg of Daniel Island, both retired Episcopal Church bishops, are listed as advisers to the steering committee.Hillery Douglas, a Charleston businessman and senior warden of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church there, chairs the steering committee. The committee hopes “to ensure that all Episcopalians in this diocese are able to remain in the Episcopal Church,” Douglas said after the Nov. 17 meeting.Despite the votes last month and on Nov. 17, he said, “Episcopalians will continue to worship together in this diocese,” he added.Tom Tisdale, a former diocesan chancellor who has worked for the presiding bishop in the diocese in the past, agreed. “The invitation to return will always be there without condition,” he said. “But we are looking to the future.”The continuing diocese has created a website, which includes a listing of 12 parishes and congregations in which a majority of the members have said they are remaining in the Episcopal Church. There are 78 congregations in the diocese.Lawrence and the diocesan leaders loyal to him long have engaged in a series of moves to distance the diocese from the Episcopal Church, actions ultimately stemming from disagreements over human-sexuality issues and theological interpretation. Those actions came to a head after Jefferts Schori restricted Lawrence’s ministry on Oct. 17 after the church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops had certified to her that he had abandoned the Episcopal Church “by an open renunciation of the discipline of the church.”The board cited three instances, including Lawrence’s support of diocesan convention resolutions in 2010 meant to repudiate most of the diocese’s adherence to the church’s constitution and canons, his action to amend the diocese’s corporate charter to delete all references to the church and obedience to its constitution and canons and his directions to Diocesan Chancellor Wade Logan to send a quitclaim deed to every parish in the diocese. A quitclaim deed generally transfers ownership of the property from the party issuing the deed to the recipient. The “Dennis Canon” (Canon 1.7.4) states that a parish holds its property in trust for the diocese and the Episcopal Church.On the same day the disciplinary board acted, the diocesan Standing Committee announced that the board’s action “triggered two pre-existing corporate resolutions of the diocese, which simultaneously disaffiliated the diocese from the Episcopal Church and called a special convention.”During that convention on Nov. 17, Lawrence asked for and received affirmation of his actions and those of the Standing Committee to disaffiliate the diocese.The convention passed three resolutions. The first resolution affirmed Lawrence’s actions and those of the Standing Committee, severing any relationship with the Episcopal Church. The resolution also had the convention declare Lawrence the diocese’s “rightful bishop” and “declare that as God has sent Bishop Lawrence to be our bishop, only he [God] has the authority to declare otherwise.”The second resolution amended the diocesan constitution to remove all mention of the Episcopal Church or its General Convention. This resolution technically requires a second reading and approval. The third resolution removed all references to the Episcopal Church from the diocesan canons.The first two passed on voice votes, while the third passed by vote of 96 percent in the clergy order (71 yes votes and 3 abstentions) and 90 percent in the lay order (47 yes with 5 abstentions), according to information here.Forty-two parishes attended the special convention along with 12 missions, sending a total of 170 lay delegates.During the voting on the resolutions, the Rev. Daniel Hank of Barnwell, who abstained, said that despite personal conflict with the Episcopal Church, “the unity of the church is not the work of human hands nor of human minds, but the work of the Holy Spirit accomplished through the sacraments.”“The mother church is the flesh that bore us, brought us into this world as Christians,” he said. “I have diligently searched Scriptures and prayer book and have found no ceremony where one can divorce one’s mother.”Copies of the resolutions are here.The South Carolina diocese had set its next annual convention for March 8, 2013, and the continuing diocese plans to adhere to that date. Leadership positions will be filled and other actions taken to move the reorganization along. Meanwhile, the steering committee, while not the ecclesiastical authority in the diocese, will serve as a way for South Carolina Episcopalians to communicate with the wider Episcopal Church and take other steps to allow the diocese of reorganize and function, according to a question-and-answer section on the continuing diocese’s website.The steering committee is working via several subcommittees, including a pastoral-care subcommittee for lay and clergy; a convention subcommittee to prepare for the March convention; a communications subcommittee; a clergy subcommittee to assist priests with their ongoing ministries; and an administration subcommittee to handle human-resources issues.“People have questions, but once they’ve understand what’s going on, we have seen a tremendous amount of support to continue the Episcopal diocese,” said Holly Behre, communications subcommittee chair. “Right now, we are working on our infrastructure to get an alternate voice out there for loyal Episcopalians.”The Rev. Wilmot T. Merchant II, chair of the administration subcommittee, said he intended to continue the church’s mission.“I am not prepared to leave, because you will always have family disagreement,” he said. “There has never been a time when the church was argument-free, especially when it comes to biblical interpretation. The Episcopal Church has historically stood with people on different sides of issues, and we have survived.”Bishop vonRosenberg hosted a clergy day two days before the Nov. 17 meeting. They day was open to all diocesan clergy, and about 70 met to worship together and to ask questions of the steering committee. Some of those questions concerned the nuts and bolts of the reorganization process, such as the diocesan name, property possession, the status of pledge dollars, who could consider applications by new congregations for recognition and whether the Episcopal Church supported the committee. Clergy also asked how to care pastorally for parishioners who had been given what some people deemed incorrect information about events surrounding the disaffiliation and wanted to remain Episcopalians, and how to help congregations whose members were split but wanted to worship together.The Rev. Marshall Huey, rector of Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church Charleston, said during the clergy day he appreciated that “there has been not one disparaging remark about our brothers and sisters who have chosen a different path.”“We have a growing parish and are united in our resolve to take in as much information as we can before making an informed decision,” he said. “I feel like a child watching his divorcing parents fight it out. I am hurt by it and grieved by it. It is damaging to our Christian witness.”VonRosenberg assured those at the clergy gathering that “the church will be okay and, eventually, may even thrive.”“As the Episcopal Church, we are connected to caring people and to institutions of support beyond South Carolina,” he said.The bishop urged clergy to take care of themselves in this time of confusion and stress.“The active clergy in the parishes are the ones on the front line of this confusing time,” he said. “So they are trying to be pastoral caregivers for folks who are confused themselves … Keep the fire of that first love for ministry burning. Let others remind you of why you got into all this in the first place.”How the diocese reached this pointLawrence and the diocesan leadership have been distancing themselves from the Episcopal Church for at least three years, including through the actions cited by the disciplinary board. Questions were raised about Lawrence’s intentions, however, from the time he was nominated in 2006 to become the diocese’s 14th bishop.When Lawrence first was elected bishop in September 2006, he faced numerous questions about whether he would attempt to convince Episcopalians in the diocese to leave the church. In a Nov. 6, 2006, letter to the wider church, he wrote that he would “work at least as hard at keeping the Diocese of South Carolina in the Episcopal Church as my sister and brother bishops work at keeping the Episcopal Church in covenanted relationship with the worldwide Anglican Communion.”Lawrence did not receive the required consents to his consecration in 2007 because some standing-committee consent forms were canonically improper. He subsequently was re-elected, received the consents required for all bishops-elect and was consecrated January 26, 2008.In October 2009, the diocese authorized Lawrence and the Standing Committee to begin withdrawing from churchwide bodies that assent to “actions deemed contrary to Holy Scripture, the doctrine, discipline and worship of Christ as this church has received them, the resolutions of the Lambeth Conference which have expressed the mind of the communion, the Book of Common Prayer and our constitution and canons, until such bodies show a willingness to repent of such actions.”That authorization came in response to two 2009 General Convention resolutions passed two months earlier that focused on human sexuality and reaffirmed the Episcopal Church’s commitment to the Anglican Communion. Resolution D025 affirmed “that God has called and may call” gay and lesbian people “to any ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.” Resolution C056 called for collecting and developing theological resources for blessing same-gender relationships and allows bishops to provide “a generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this church.”A diocesan news report at the time said, “These resolutions seek to protect the diocese from any attempt at unconstitutional intrusions in our corporate life in South Carolina and were in response to the revisions to the Title IV [disciplinary] canons of the Episcopal Church.”Lawrence and most of the diocese’s deputation left the 2012 General Convention on July 11, objecting to the passage of resolutions that they said violated the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Episcopal Church.The resolutions in question were A049, which allows for optional and provisional use of a rite to bless same-gender relationships, and D002 and D019, which affirm the full inclusion of transgender people in the life of the church (including the ordination process).However, the Very Rev. John B. Burwell, the sole South Carolina clergy deputy who remained, told Episcopal News Service in an interview after the House of Deputies’ last session on July 11 that “we are not leaving the Episcopal Church.” And Lawrence made it clear the next day, noting that “a deputation to General Convention has no authority to make such a decision.”Soon after convention, Lawrence added C029 to the list of resolutions deemed objectionable. The resolution had in its original form called for a “study of the theology underlying access to Holy Baptism and Holy Communion” and eventually was amended to state that “baptism is the ancient and normative entry point to receiving Holy Communion.” Another resolution (C040), which would have allowed unbaptized people to receive Communion, did not make it out of committee.Lawrence said that the amended C029 resolution “still moves the church further down the road toward encouraging the Communion of the unbaptized, which departs from 2,000 years of Christian practice” and “puts the undiscerning person in spiritual jeopardy.”Lawrence said the resolutions about transgender people would lead to an abandonment of norms because “gender may be entirely self-defined, self-chosen,” thus “condemning ourselves, our children and grandchildren, as well as future generations to sheer sexual anarchy.”“So long as I am bishop of this diocese I will not abandon its people to such darkness,” he promised.A summary of events surrounding the latest South Carolina actions is here in a Nov. 9 fact sheet issued by the church Office of Public Affairs.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Sarah Moïse Young is a freelance reporter based in Charleston, South Carolina. Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 John Poynter says: Submit a Job Listing Bishop Andrew Gerales Gentry says: Doug Desper says: Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Property, By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Sarah Moïse Young Posted Nov 19, 2012 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 Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA November 20, 2012 at 9:30 am Ronald, I think the reason the pattern has not repeated in other neighboring states is because there were no orthodox leaders to follow in TEC, so most orthodox Anglicans have already left and joined ACNA. The gospel is more than the undifferentiated, sentimentality of “love” (ironically, the command to love is the height of law), but the announcement of the only Lord Jesus Christ’s work.Churches and people have the right to be wrong, and it’s a shame that so many resources have gone to the courts. TEC should have let the orthodox leave, but the orthodox should have been willing to leave empty-handed. If our assumptions are correct, we will be able to buy the empty properties back at a bargain, and if not, if grandma’s church goes off the deep end, that’s a price we must be willing to pay to try to be faithful. It’s hardly the same sacrifice our forebears made… Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET November 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm RB: There are other “orthodox” leaders and orthodox dioceses across TEC. Central Florida is an outstanding example in the southeast. In fact, there are twelve dioceses (now 11 since SC left) that are solidly conservative and can be counted on to vote consistently as such in church matters. No one could call any of them unorthodox. Why are they not bolting from TEC? It’s is because they ignore the national church as much as they can and go on their merry way. Personally I have no problem with that. I think it is a good approach. Some of the conservative bishops have declared they will not allow the rite of the blessing of same sex unions, but anyone is free to go to a nearby diocese to have the rite. That is a reasonable solution. I say more power to them. Lawrence, however, tried to get his people to believe that TEC was requiring dioceses to do this or that. His most outrageous assertion was that he would be forced to employ transgendered clergy. Untrue. So let’s not say there is no room for orthodox in TEC. This is still a religion of the big tent. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group November 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm I do find it very offensive when the people in the pews in SC are deemed to essentially be dumb and stupid sheep, and they are only taking this step because Bishop Lawrence is lying to them and leading them astray. I’ve heard this said before when other parishes and dioceses have left, and again, it is very offensive. Also throw in the angry, bigot, homophobe, “white boys, and other name calling of your choice. Good people can and do disagree about serious issues. While I believe that the property issues should be negotiated in good faith by both sides, it does not speak well for those of us still in TEC to be un-Christian in our discussions about those who have left. We should all be very sad and we need to take a look at ourselves to see what could we have done differently to have avoided this.Are we going to get to the point where (and yes, I have heard this mentioned) laity have to sign some sort of loyalty oath to even be considered for any position in the local parish? The Book of Common Prayer was intended to bring differing groups together to worship in common fashion, not to be conformity of thought and practice on whatever the General Convention votes on every three years.I am a member of the Episcopal Church, in good standing, I attend worship and pledge. My family and I volunteer at a local food bank, I have been a vestry member, senior warden, choir member, and a LEM. I also happen to be white, male, straight, orthodox, and a conservitive Republican who is a member of a church that has a female Presiding Bishop, a couple of openly gay bishops, priests that are female, and many priests that are openly gay. Please think before calling anyone names. November 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm We must be careful with name-calling. Is anyone who does not agree with me a bigot? I believe not. A liberal church should have a big-enough heart to make space for those who do not or cannot agree with them. If TEC can have room for glbt people and change doctrine for them why not make room for those who still believe what Episcopalians once did? Current actions and litigation hardly shows thee love that is a sign of being Christian. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC November 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm My heart leaps up with hope and courage when I read about Bishop Lawrence’s refusal to embrace heretical and apostate teaching that is now the doctrine of TEC. Pray tell, if they win in the courts (and South Carolina plays ball differently than other states where TEC has won) what will 12 churches do with 60 empty buildings? Even if they win in court TEC will bankrupt the church in the process. How fitting that more and more it is empty churches won by litigation that represents TEC that claims to welcome you.Sincere regrets,a gay former Episcopalian Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ronald J. Caldwell says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Joseph F Foster says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska South Carolina bill macmullin says: November 20, 2012 at 11:44 pm Mr. Poynter, your comments reveal a hateful, vindictive heart. Name calling and dismissal of other human beings has no place in the church. You betray your goal of full inclusion. Full inclusion of all like-minded people? Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Laura Ellen Truelove says: Continuing Episcopalians in South Carolina ‘looking to the future’ Decision by some to depart ‘saddens’ those they leave behind Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET November 20, 2012 at 9:20 am When I read what Ronald Caldwell wrote, I can’t help think that the exact same scenario took place earlier in the Pittsburgh Diocese when Robert Duncan became bishop. I have wondered for a decade what the root of the problem really is with this breakaway trend. The need for power and control can ride on any platform. A so called “leader” can justify any position, and people can be easily politically manouvered. Someone recently wrote how self-righteous egoism can be disguised as piety. How juvenile it is for one to say that I am on God’s side and you are not. What a waste of time and energy it is for someone to try and prove that they are right and you are wrong. And if they get into name calling and make accusations, then they are just sinking deeper into their own mire. The battle is futile because in the end, there is no winner. We all lose if we go that route. Someone convinced me a long time ago that it is more important to be happy than to be right.In changing the subject, would someone please be cognizant of the many Episcopalians who were members of the breakaway congregations and who still love TEC. Many of those faithful Episcopalians are churchless and have fallen through the cracks. Just because a congregation chooses to go Anglican doesn’t mean that we should forget about the minority within that congregation. Do you think that we would worship in the same church where people despise The Episcopal Church? Enough. 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 Comments (13) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS General Convention, last_img read more

Lille Arøya / Lund Hagem

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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  75 m² Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year:  Architects: Lund Hagem Area Area of this architecture project 2014 photographs:  Alexandre WestbergPhotographs:  Courtesy of Lund Hagem, Alexandre WestbergSave this picture!Courtesy of Lund HagemRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The site is located within 5 meters of the waters edge on a small island with large topographic differences. The site is exposed to prevailing winds from south –west, and as with so many sites along the Norwegian coast, it boasts a magnificent view. Access is limited to boat.Save this picture!© Alexandre WestbergConsist of several small islands a boat ride away from Helgeroa.The islands are all relatively small with large height differences and exposed rock surfaces. Across narrow waterways hand built bridges connect the islands to create a continuous landscape, where the totality of the place becomes visible and inhabitable.Save this picture!© Alexandre WestbergThe topography of the site did not naturally lend itself to building and the existing house, that has been replaced, occupied the ridge of the island it stood on, the highest point and the only naturally horizontal surface there.Save this picture!Site PlanAs a direct response to the location, the new house is located “next to” the island, occupying a low rock area that had no useful qualities apart from gathering up debris from surrounding areas. The building creates a site on stilts that latches onto the island to unite the new with the old. The new surface is then occupied with two volumes, one low volume housing bedrooms and bathrooms, and one taller roof spanning across to create a shelter for kitchen, dining and living. Floor levels undulate and respond to the joining rock and all circulation is outdoors. The new volumes sit naturally with the existing landscape and allow for free circulation and use of surround areas. The building seeks to enhance the qualities of the site and make use of areas that originally had no value.Save this picture!Courtesy of Lund HagemThe house is the structure in this case. The timber structure is all visible and forms the exterior as well as the interior. Glulam beams span from inside to outside and together with raw steel columns and a white concrete fireplace and bathroom shape and colour the interior. Solid galvanized steel columns (Ø64mm), which are drilled straight into the rock with no other foundation, carry the “new site” that the house sits on. The low volume is a simple post and beam structure, whereas the tall roof is a cantilevered structure carried on minimal posts with wind bracing solved at the gables in triangular elements in wood (also used for sun shading) that are bolted to the rock.Save this picture!© Alexandre WestbergThe exterior and interior walls are all clad in rough sawn ore pine, the same pine as used on the shuttering for the fireplace/bathroom. The exterior walls are divided in two categories, the interior/exterior walls consisting of narrow horizontal boarding and the exterior/exterior walls consisting of vertical wide (3xthe horizontal) boards. These wide boards as well as the roof are painted soot black to reduce the impact of the building seen from the surrounding as well as create a contrast to the naturally coloured walls along the facades towards the terrace and walkways. In contrast to the walls the floors are smooth ore pine.Save this picture!Courtesy of Lund HagemThe materiality of the interior in this case is treated as the exterior, to minimize the threshold between inside and outside, and further enhance the idea of the summer cabin as a place where you live in harmony with the surrounding landscape.Project gallerySee allShow lessHarvard GSD Students Win International Urban Design Competition for Shanghai Rail St…Architecture NewsBoris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss to Curate Danish Pavilion at 201…Architecture News Share Norway ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyHouses•Larvik, Norwaylast_img read more

RO House / Echo Design

first_imgPhotographs:  Shai Gil Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AXO light, S-ONRO, Sky line ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Pri Gan, Israel Houses Save this picture!© Shai Gil+ 34 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Construction:David MarkovitsCity:Pri GanCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shai GilRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. A few years ago a couple approached us, more or less our age, to design their second home. The new lot they purchased was 2500 square meters, right next to their existing lot. The couple’s old house was built and planned while they were very young. It didn’t suit their current needs nor their current taste. When asked for some general design guidelines we were told that they knew what they didn’t want, but couldn’t point out what they did want. However, they definitely wanted a spacious house that could host a lot of people at any given time, as well as an overall design that wouldn’t be too flashy.Save this picture!© Shai GilWe decided to take full advantage of the construction permits and planned a 400 sqm house with another 80 sqm for roofed balconies. We designed a house with very clean, crisp lines. The “L” shaped design created a seamless transition into the garden and took advantage of the natural light. The couple has five children in a wide age range – Post military to kindergarten. They wanted each of them to be given a comfortable spacious room that’s still modest. We designed the three children’s rooms with two bathrooms, as well as a suite for the girl with a walk-in closet and private bathroom. The same area has a big laundry room with a roofed space for hanging laundry.Save this picture!© Shai GilThe children’s rooms were designed linearly, connected via a wide well-lit hallway. Walking through it, you can see glimpses of the communal spaces and garden through the side vitrine, allowing the children to exit straight into the garden from the hallway. The master bedroom is on the other side of the house, giving the couple complete privacy. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and big bathroom. Between the shower and bedroom, we designed a patio space that gives them privacy in front of the shared garden and allows more natural light to seep through. The communal spaces were designed on both sides of the house so that the kitchen faces the main road – Though at the same time, you can see the whole garden, living room and dining area in one big space alongside vitrines that allow you to exit into the garden.Save this picture!© Shai GilNext, to the kitchen, there’s a big pantry and garage with entry straight into the kitchen. The outdoor communal spaces (perfect for hosting plenty of guests) feature an 80 square meter covered balcony, a swimming pool at the back of the yard, toilet, shower, kitchenette and pool storage. Additionally the garden has two pergolas- one bigger and spacious with an outdoor kitchen, grill, plancha, outdoor stove, sink and surfaces for both cooking and dining – The other pergola is further to the side for more intimate gatherings. Other than the meticulous design, we knew that we needed professional landscape architecture. We took on a landscape architect for this project to design the outdoor spaces and pull the entire look of the house together.Save this picture!© Shai GilProject gallerySee allShow lessSão Francisco / Filipe PinaSelected ProjectsShanghai-South Station / AREPSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEcho DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPri GanIsraelPublished on December 30, 2017Cite: “RO House / Echo Design” 29 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  2016 Photographs Ron Peled, Sarita Peled RO House / Echo DesignSave this projectSaveRO House / Echo Design Lead Architects: Israel RO House / Echo Design “COPY” Architects: Echo Design Area Area of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

Community Foundation Ireland’s grant giving grows

first_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 July 2016 | News Tagged with: Finance Ireland Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Community Foundation Ireland increased its grant funding in 2014 to €3.8 million from €3.5 million the previous year, according to its latest accounts.Of the 710 grants provided €617,000 came from the Foundation’s endowment, with the balance from donations provided from individuals and companies.Grants administered on behalf of companies include the BT Ireland fund worth €25,000 annually, Ebay Foundation (€28,000), SAP Business Fund (€176,000), SAP CSR Emea Fund (€593,000) and Ulster Bank Community Fund (€176,394).Family foundations include the LFG Family Fund (€215,000), Martin Family Fund (€44,000), Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary (€420,000) and Winifred Garvin Fund (€69,000).Total funds, from which the Foundation’s endowment is derived, grew to €42 million from €39 million the previous year. The Community Foundation Ireland revealed in its accounts that in future years it would make grants at 4% of the value of its endowment.Fundraising and development costs increased to €291,000 from €208,000. Total operational costs in 2014 were nearly €600,000. Community Foundation Ireland’s grant giving grows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  165 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Concerns over impact of Oxfam controversy in N Ireland

first_imgResearch finds drop in Northern Ireland giving (5 September 2014)Photo: Oxfam sign following 2004 tsunami in Lampaya where Oxfam had built a direct water distribution system from the mountain to each household.  by Unoikorn on About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Charity Commission for Northern Ireland Law / policy Northern Ireland Oxfam AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Donations to charities in general in Northern Ireland may be adversely affected by the Oxfam controversy, the chief executive of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has said.Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster, Frances McCandless said she was concerned that donations and support will fall following the controversy.Charities are nervous and the example of what happened in the Republic of Ireland where charitable donations fell substantially after a number of scandals are in their minds, she said.SEE ALSO: Oxfam’s Deputy Chief Executive resigns over staff behaviour in Haiti and Chad“I’m saddened to think the reputation of all charities will be damaged because of what’s happened at Oxfam,” she added.Ms McCandless said that so far she hadn’t heard of any charities reporting a drop off in donations and she urged the public to continue to support local charities. She said people should contact charities if they have concerns.The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has issued an alert to trustees of all charities who have indicated to the Commission that they work with children and vulnerable adults.The Commission has told charity trustees they are required to have appropriate policies in place for working with vulnerable beneficiaries and robust controls to ensure these policies are effective. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 14 February 2018 | News  131 total views,  1 views today Concerns over impact of Oxfam controversy in N Ireland  132 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

Odessa police arrest 3 in connection with shooting

first_img Pinterest Kendra Griffin, left; Cameron Griffin, center; Alan Shorter III Facebook By admin – June 14, 2018 Texas Fried ChickenCreamy Fruit SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Twitter WhatsApp Two women and a man were charged Thursday in connection with a shooting at Kent Kwik last month.Kendra Griffin, 23, was charged with aggravated assaulted with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a third-degree felony. Cameron Griffin, 21, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, and Alan Shorter III, 19, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.An Odessa Police Department news release stated that Shorter shot 24-year-old Praxedes Salinas III at about 4:08 p.m. May 11 in the Kent Kwik parking lot, 3722 Andrews Highway.All three suspects had initially fled the scene in a black 2014 Dodge Charge, the release detailed. Salinas was taken to Odessa Regional Medical Center following the shooting with serious bodily injury.Kendra and Cameron Griffin were both taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center, and the release stated Shorter is in custody at the Falls County Law Enforcement Center. Previous articleWin tickets to see the Turnpike TroubadoursNext articleFaudree, 191 intersection closed after crash admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Police searching for man connected to hit and run Local NewsCrime Odessa police arrest 3 in connection with shooting Home Local News Crime Odessa police arrest 3 in connection with shooting Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Facebooklast_img read more

No extra capcity will be created by new extension at LGH – Mac Lochlainn

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Dail has been told that even when the new extension at Letterkenny General Hospital is finally complete, no extra capacity will be created, because resources will not be available to employ more staff and treat more people.Speaking on a Sinn Fein motion on health, Donegal North East Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn said that the hospital is in very real danger of being downgraded.Deputy Mac Lochlainn called on Minister James Reilly to ensure that doesn’t happen, saying that at present, the only way to open the new wards will be to scale down services in the existing building…..[podcast][/podcast] No extra capcity will be created by new extension at LGH – Mac Lochlainn 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous article“Malin Waters” is the new consumer brand of the Sail West initiativeNext articleGovernment to review case for North/South underground electricty interconnector News Highland Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ By News Highland – July 6, 2011 last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Cases rising in 32 states, analysis shows

first_imgOct 12, 12:07 pmAnalysis shows cases rising in 32 states plus DCAn ABC News analysis of COVID-19 trends across all 50 U.S. states as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico found there were increases in newly confirmed cases over the past two weeks in 32 states as well as the nation’s capital.The analysis also found increases in the daily positivity rate of COVID-19 tests in 22 states plus D.C., increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations in 35 states and increases in daily COVID-19 death tolls in 13 states plus Puerto Rico.The seven-day average of new cases in the United States is the highest it has been since Aug. 17.Last week, 14 states reported their greatest single-day increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases, while 14 states hit a record number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations and two states recorded their highest single-day death tolls from the disease.The trends were all analyzed from data collected and published by the COVID Tracking Project over the past two weeks, using the linear regression trend line of the seven-day moving average.ABC News’ Benjamin Bell, Brian Hartman, Soorin Kim and Arielle Mitropolous contributed to this report.Oct 12, 12:14 pmUK prime minister outlines 3-tier lockdown system for EnglandThe Liverpool area will be placed on the highest tier of England’s new COVID-19 alert system from Wednesday, with bars, pubs and gyms forced to close, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced.Johnson outlined the country’s new three-tier system of COVID-19 alert levels on Monday afternoon, while addressing lawmakers in the House of Commons. He said every area of England will be placed into one of the three tiers — “medium,” “high” and “very high.”The “medium” level, which the prime minister said will cover most of the country, will consist of national measures, including the “rule of six” — a ban on any gathering of more than six people — and a 10 p.m. curfew for hospitality venues.The “high” level, Johnson said, will prevent all social mixing indoors between different households or support bubbles in an effort to reduce household-to-household transmission, with the “rule of six” still in effect for mixing outdoors.“Most areas which are already subject to local restrictions will automatically move into the ‘high’ alert level,” the prime minister told lawmakers.The “very high” level will ban social mixing indoors and in private gardens, along with the closure of all bars, pubs, gyms, betting shops, casinos and leisure centers in these areas, according to Johnson. The Liverpool City Region, home to 1.5 million people, is the first area to enter the “very high” alert level.“The ‘very high’ alert level will apply where transmission rates are rising most rapidly,” Johnson said.All retail outlets, schools and universities will remain open across England.“This is not how we want to live our lives,” the prime minister told lawmakers. “But this is the narrow path we have to tread between the social and economic trauma of a full lockdown and the massive human and indeed economic cost of an uncontained epidemic.”The new measures come as England saw its number of COVID-19 infections quadruple in the last three weeks. There are now more patients hospitalized with COVID-19 than when the country went into lockdown in late March, according to Johnson.“I must warn the House, the weeks and months ahead will continue to be difficult and will test the mettle of this country,” he said. “I have no doubt at all that together we will succeed.”Oct 12, 11:01 amCzech Republic introduces more restrictions after record surgeThe Czech Republic has imposed more restrictive measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, as the country combats the highest rate of infection in Europe.Cinemas, gyms, indoor public swimming pools, theaters and zoos will all be shuttered for at least two weeks. Bars and restaurants are ordered to close by 8 p.m. and no more than four patrons are allowed at a table. All universities and most high schools will offer only remote classes.The new measures announced by the Czech government come as the European country of 10.7 million hit a new peak of 8,618 confirmed cases on Friday, up more than 3,000 from the previous day. The cumulative total stands at 117,110 confirmed cases with 987 deaths, according to the latest data from the Czech health ministry.The Czech government declared a second state of emergency on Oct. 5 due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 infections, after having relaxed almost all restrictions over the summer. The declaration will last for 30 days.Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Friday that he cannot rule out a nationwide lockdown.ABC News’ Dragana Jovanovic contributed to this report.Oct 12, 8:57 amFrance is in a ‘strong second wave,’ prime minister warnsFrench Prime Minister Jean Castex warned Monday that tougher restrictions could be imposed as the country battles a “strong second wave” of COVID-19.“The French thought it was over,” Castex said during an interview on French news broadcaster France Info. “There can be no more relaxation.”At least nine major cities, including Paris and Marseille, have been placed under the maximum COVID-19 alert level as intensive care wards fill up again with patients. Castex said a “general lockdown” of the entire country “must be avoided by all means” but added that nothing should be ruled out, including local lockdowns.Castex’s warning comes as France hit a new record of daily COVID-19 cases over the weekend, with 26,896 confirmed in a 24-hour period.France’s public health agency confirmed 16,101 new cases and 46 deaths on Sunday. The cumulative totals now stand at 734,974 confirmed cases and 32,730 deaths, making France one of Europe’s hardest-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic.Oct 12, 7:42 amUK prime minister to announce new measures for England amid rising infectionsBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce tighter restrictions for England under a new three-tier system of COVID-19 alert levels.Areas of England will be placed into “medium,” “high” and “very high” alert levels with restrictions of varying severity. It’s unclear which areas will be covered by which alert levels and what the respective interventions are. Johnson is expected to provide details on the new measures when he addresses lawmakers at the House of Commons on Monday afternoon.The country’s medical chiefs warned of a resurgence in COVID-19 during a press conference Monday morning, pointing to graphs that showed rising infections and hospitalizations in swathes of England as winter approaches.Liverpool has one of the highest levels of COVID-19 infection in England, with more than 600 cases per 100,000 population. The area is expected to be placed under the most stringent level of restrictions.Oct 12, 6:56 amRussia registers over 13,000 new cases for second straight dayRussia confirmed 13,592 new cases of COVID-19 and 125 deaths over the past 24 hours.It’s the second straight day that Russia has tallied over 13,000 new cases. The country’s record of 13,634 new cases was set the previous day.The national tally now stands at 1,312,310 confirmed cases with 22,727 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.More than 32% of the newly confirmed cases — 4,395 — and 27% of the newly reported deaths — 34 — were registered in Moscow, the epicenter of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said this week will be “largely decisive” in the fight against the city’s outbreak.Russian authorities have said there’s no immediate plan to impose a second nationwide lockdown, even as the country’s outbreak grows after most coronavirus-related restrictions were lifted over the summer.Officials in Moscow, however, have recommended that the elderly self-isolate at home and also encouraged businesses to have at least one-third of their employees work from home. School holidays in the capital this month were extended from one to two weeks.Oct 12, 6:28 amIndia becomes second country in the world to surpass seven million casesIndia confirmed another 66,732 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, driving the country’s tally to more than 7.1 million.An additional 816 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded. The country’s cumulative totals now stand at 7,120,538 confirmed cases and 109,150 deaths, according to the latest data from the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.India is only the second country in the world to surpass seven million total cases, after the United States. The spread of the virus in India appears to have slowed down since mid-September, when the country registered a record 97,894 new cases in a single day. So far this month, India is averaging more than 70,000 cases per day.India is still on track to become the pandemic’s worst-hit nation within days, overtaking the United States, where more than 7.4 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19.Oct 12, 5:36 amChina to test entire city of nine million amid outbreak linked to hospitalAll nine million residents of the Chinese city of Qingdao will be tested for COVID-19 this week amid an outbreak linked to a hospital.The Qingdao Municipal Health Commission made the announcement in a statement Monday, saying the entire city would be tested within five days and the results would be released immediately. The move comes after nine new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Qingdao, of which eight are patients at the city’s Municipal Chest Hospital and one is a family member. Four of the cases were asymptomatic, which China does not count as confirmed cases.The Qingdao Municipal Health Commission said the specific source of infection remains under investigation.As of Monday, 114,862 people — including medical staff and newly hospitalized patients — had tested negative for COVID-19 in Qingdao, according to the city’s health commission.China’s National Health Commission has so far reported 85,578 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,634 deaths on the Chinese mainland, where the coronavirus pandemic began last December.Oct 12, 5:05 amUS reports more than 44,000 new casesThere were 44,614 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is down by more than 10,000 from the previous day and falls well under the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 400 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Sunday, down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 7,762,809 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 214,771 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has started to climb again in recent weeks.Week-over-week comparisons show the number of new cases reported across the nation continues to go up, as does the usage of intensive care units, but the number of new deaths are down, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by ABC News last week.Oct 12, 4:46 amMexico confirms first case of someone with both COVID-19 and influenzaMexico has confirmed its first case of an individual who has tested positive for both COVID-19 and influenza at the same time.Dr. Jose Luis Alomia Zegarra, director general of epidemiology at the Mexican Ministry of Health, told a press conference Sunday night that the case was detected in a 54-year-old woman with a number of preexisting conditions who remains hospitalized in stable condition after developing COVID-19 symptoms. She’s a cancer survivor and suffers from autoimmune disease, chronic pulmonary issues as well as obesity, according to Zegarra.Zegarra said the woman first displayed symptoms of COVID-19 at the end of September and was hospitalized. She tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2 as she awaited the results of a panel of over a dozen viral exams. The patient started to receive therapy for COVID-19 and was later discharged from the hospital between Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 after her condition improved.On Oct. 8, while at home, the woman started to have a fever and respiratory issues again. She was admitted to the hospital a second time, according to Zegarra.On Saturday, the patient’s full virus panel test returned with positive results for both COVID-19 and influenza, Zegarra said.Since the start of the pandemic, Mexico’s health ministry has confirmed more than 817,000 cases of COVID-19 with at least 83,781 deaths. The country has the four-highest death toll from COVID-19 in the world, according to tallies kept by Johns Hopkins University.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1 million people worldwide.Over 37.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 214,771 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 855,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 818,000 cases and over 734,000 cases, respectively.More than 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Oct 12, 1:42 pmHighest rise in COVID-19 cases reported in the last 4 days: WHOWorld Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that achieving herd immunity is not a viable strategy for stemming the spread of coronavirus.Less than 10% of the world’s population has been infected with the virus, according to WHO, meaning that most individuals are still susceptible to the disease. Among those who have been exposed, there are many unknowns, including how high the immune response is after infection, how long it protects, and what the long-term impacts of infection are.Worldwide COVID-19 cases continue to increase, with the highest rise occurring in the last four days, according to WHO. As of Monday, there had been 37.6 million infections worldwide according to Johns Hopkins University.ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Oct 12, 1:14 pmHHS whistleblower says public should not trust White House on COVID-19Whistleblower Rick Bright, the federal vaccine expert who was ousted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after he lodged a complaint against the Trump Administration earlier this year, said that the public should not trust the White House when it comes to information about the coronavirus, during an interview with ABC’s The View on Monday.“We need to hear directly from the scientists at the CDC, at the FDA and at the NIH,” Bright said. “Public health guidelines have been disparaged and ignored,” he added, referring to the White House.“This is why we have 215,000 dead Americans today. This is why we have up to 50,000 new infections today. This is why we’re going to have terrible winter if we don’t do something now to turn around the rhetoric, tell people the truth.”last_img read more