La Unión de Episcopales Negros cumple 50

first_img Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service – Nassau, Bahamas] La Unión de Episcopales Negros [UBE por su sigla en inglés] resumió aquí un foro celebratorio el 27 de julio, revisando y renovando el compromiso histórico de la organización con la justicia para todos, abrazando el camino del amor del Movimiento de Jesús y afirmando su llamado a los jóvenes y a ministrar a los más vulnerables.Unos 300 jóvenes, jóvenes adultos, laicos y clérigos de toda América y el Reino Unido disfrutaron de la cálida hospitalidad y clima isleño de Nassau, así como de oportunidades de Oración Matutina y estudio bíblico diarios. El sermón de apertura del obispo primado Michael Curry el día 23 en la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] provocó animados y abarrotados cultos nocturnos en los que hubo coros de góspel, música de jazz y ministerios de danza en las congregaciones locales.Cuando el 25 de julio Curry anunció que tenía que someterse a una cirugía por cáncer de próstata, los asistentes al [evento] de la UBE  se sintieron consternados y guardaron silencio, respondiendo en oración como lo hicieron miles de episcopales y anglicanos en todo el mundo.Audaces ponentes y panelistas sopesaron el papel de la UBE y su continua importancia en un mundo postcristiano, cada vez más dividido racial y étnicamente y  políticamente peligroso. Los debates incluyeron las complejidades del multiculturalismo, el convertirse en la amada comunidad, el Movimiento de Jesús, la justicia medioambiental y las tendencias clericales y el liderazgo de la juventud en la actualidad.Annette Buchanan, presidente nacional de la UBE, renovó la misión de la organización de apoyar a seminaristas afroamericanos como Shawn Evelyn, a la izquierda, de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles, que asiste al Seminario Teológico de Virginia. Foto de Pat McCaughan/ENS.La presidente nacional de la UBE, Annette Buchanan, definió la organización como “la mayor  agrupación de defensa social de la Iglesia Episcopal”. Y anunció la adición de nuevos capítulos, expandiendo así la iniciativa de promoción social colaborativa y brindando constante apoyo a jóvenes, seminaristas, congregaciones, clérigos e instituciones negros.Aaron Ferguson ex becario de la UBE, y al presente asesor financiero en Atlanta, le dijo a los asistentes al banquete el 26 de julio que la mentoría y el apoyo de la organización transformó su vida. Le dio oportunidades de viajar, de crear amistades duraderas, de obtener becas universitarias y de conseguir nombramientos para organismos de la Iglesia tales como la Comisión Permanente sobre Intereses Nacionales a la edad de 19 años.“Oímos hablar de las reuniones de la junta, de las reuniones de negocios, hablamos de todas esas cosas Pero la UBE está imbuida de un espíritu que ha afectado mi vida enormemente”, afirmó él. “Yo les prometo, que hay algunos jóvenes aquí cuyas vidas cambiarán de un modo que no pueden imaginarse, con la manera extraordinaria que tiene la UBE de funcionar, de crear ese santuario interior de paz, de confianza y seguridad para los jóvenes negros en la Iglesia”.La UBE: ‘hecha para una época como ésta’No ajena a tiempos tormentosos, la UBE surgió en 1968, el mismo año en que asesinaron al Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y en que la Comisión Kerner llegaba a la conclusión de que las revueltas y disturbios civiles de la nación en 1967 los provocaba una tendencia constante hacia dos sociedades: una negra, otra blanca; separadas y desiguales.La Rda. Gayle Fisher Stewart, pastora asociada en la iglesia El Calvario [Calvary Church] en Washington, D.C., y codecana de la conferencia,  dijo que ese conocimiento hacía la celebración del aniversario “apasionante, pero también agridulce, porque estamos viendo las mismas condiciones en nuestra sociedad entonces y ahora”.La Rda. Kelly Brown Douglas, decana de la Escuela de Teología Episcopal en el Seminario Teológico Unión, y una de los ponentes, se mostró de acuerdo.“Hemos recorrido un largo, largo trecho durante estos 50 años, sin embargo… la misma violencia que le quitó la vida a Martin Luther King sigue siendo una realidad dominante y extendida en nuestro país, en nuestra nación hoy día”, le dijo ella a la reunión vía Skype desde Nueva York.“La bala de ese asesino es una manifestación de la mismísima violencia que es el legado de la esclavitud, la mismísima violencia que es la supremacía blanca… que consiste en ‘hacer a Estados Unidos grande de nuevo’”, dijo ella en medio de aplausos.Los afroamericanos siguen padeciendo desproporcionadamente de extrema pobreza, de racismo institucionalizado y de falta de viviendas decentes, de oportunidades laborales, educativas y recreativas. Tales carencias contribuyen a la violencia generalizada —tanto autoinfligida como, frecuentemente, a manos de los agentes de la autoridad— y hace más probable la posible encarcelación, contribuyendo a lo que Douglas llamó  “una vía de la pobreza a la prisión y a la muerte”.Las tasas de pobreza en EE.UU. ascienden a un 22 por ciento para los negros y a un 19 por ciento para los latinos, más del doble del 8,8 por ciento para los blancos. Los afroamericanos constituyen el 13,2 por ciento de la población de EE.UU., pero tienen 5,1 veces más probabilidades que los blancos de estar encarcelados; constituyendo casi el 40 por ciento de la población penal, dijo ella.Pero Douglas y la Rda. Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado para la evangelización y la reconciliación, describieron las iniciativas del Primado como un modo para la Iglesia negra de fortalecer su fe característica y de ayudar a otros a progresar a pesar del clima actual.El Movimiento de Jesús de Curry nos llama a una regla de vida, a un modo de vida,  a volver “al centro de la  fe de los negros… a descubrir lo que impulsaba a los esclavos a seguir luchando por la justicia contra toda esperanza y nunca sucumbir a las esclavizantes condiciones de muerte que los rodeaban”, dijo Douglas.Esa fe nació de la lucha y del reto, sin embargo cuando los esclavos cantaban spirituals tales como “Presenciaste la muerte del Señor” [Were You There When They Crucified My Lord], estaban afirmando la presencia de Jesús con ellos en su sufrimiento y en su dolor. Que no sólo él estaba allí con ellos, sino que ellos estaban presentes para él también. “Ellos vivían en esta realidad crucificada” de la cual extrajeron fuerzas para sobrevivir, afirmó.Ese cántico representa tanto un llamado como un desafío para la realidad presente de la Iglesia negra, añadió. “¿Qué significa estar allí con Jesús, no al pie de la cruz, sino en la cruz? ¿Qué significa eso : estar con las clases de personas crucificadas de nuestro propio tiempo?”Douglas dijo que lo que significa no es luchar para estar en el centro interno (de las instituciones), sino más bien ser responsable y estar en solidaridad con los que están en “el lado inferior de los de afuera”: en solidaridad con los más vulnerables en la actualidad, tales como los adolescentes transexuales, que tienen el índice de suicidios más alto de la nación, o con padres inmigrantes que buscan asilo separados de sus hijos.Spellers dijo a la reunión que el 19 de mayo, el sermón de Curry en la boda real “proclamó el Evangelio y el mundo respondió con un resonante ‘¡amén!”Ahora, los episcopales negros tienen que salir de las sombras y afuera de nuestras iglesias y proclamarlo también, proclamar el Evangelio que conocemos. Proclamar el amor y el poder salvífico del Dios que conocemos en Cristo de manera que el mundo pueda conocerlo y amarlo también”.El 19 de mayo fue el día en que “los cristianos despertaron y dijeron, “esa no es la Iglesia que yo dejé cuando tenía 13 años. Voy a volver’. Ese fue el día en que los ateos comenzaron a enviar mensajes por Twitter. ‘Si eso es ser cristiano, apúntenme’”.En el transcurso de una semana después de la boda real, una recién creada página de Facebook, Episcopal Evangelists, tenía 2.000 seguidores, señaló ella. En una parodia de  “Saturday Night Live” en la que Kenan Thompson hacía el papel de Curry, este tuvo algunas frases que le encantaron al Obispo Primado, como “me dieron cinco minutos, pero el buen Dios los multiplicó por unos fantásticos 15”.Después que  Curry predicó, la gente no sólo comentó su sermón, dijo Spellers, sino que “debatieron acerca del poder del amor. La palabra ‘episcopal’ fue el término más buscado en Google ese sábado. La gente estaba muy curiosa respecto a lo que es esta Iglesia, y la clase de Jesús que esta conoce”.El Obispo Primado alertó al mundo acerca de la Iglesia Episcopal. Pero “en momentos como estos…cuando la supremacía blanca ha ganado no sólo un asidero, sino que duerme en la Casa Blanca… cuando nuestra nación se burla de los pobres y de los refugiados y de las viudas y de los niños y de todos los que Jesús tanto amó”, el mundo también necesita cristianos para despertarse, dijo Spellers.“El mundo necesita episcopales cuyas vidas dependen del Dios que conocemos en Jesucristo, y si hay personas en esta Iglesia que han necesitado esta fe para sobrevivir, que han arrancado esta fe de la mano del colonizador y de la mano del amo, sin duda esos son los episcopales negros”, le dijo Spellers a los reunidos.La UBE está celebrando no sólo medio siglo, sino 400 años de anglicanos negros en este continente, añadió ella, con “los altibajos, las pruebas y los triunfos que nos han traído hasta este momento… La cuestión ahora es, ¿Sabemos qué hora es?”.Multiculturalismo y convertirse en la amada comunidadGayle Harris, la obispa sufragánea de Massachusetts, fue la primera mujer en celebrar la eucaristía en la iglesia anglicana de la Santa Cruz en Nassau, Bahamas. Foto de Pat McCaughan/ENS.Los debates de panel se centraron en las cambiantes circunstancias que afectan a muchas iglesias negras que ya son vulnerables, tales como las decrecientes oportunidades de empleo para el clero tradicional de jornada completa, y medios para acoger a las diferentes identidades culturales, entre ellos los jóvenes que en gran medida han abandonado la Iglesia.Elliston Rahming, autor y embajador de Bahamas ante las Naciones Unidas, dijo a la asamblea que, si bien Estados Unidos se enorgullece de ser un “crisol” para todas las identidades culturales, el porcentaje de extranjeros en la población en general ha permanecido estático durante los últimos 156 años.“En 1860, los ciudadanos de EE.UU. que habían nacido en el exterior representaban alrededor del 13,2 por ciento de la población. En 2016, había 43 millones de ciudadanos nacidos en el exterior dentro de Estados Unidos, los cuales representan alrededor del 13,5”, afirmó.Citando un  artículo de Ed Stetzer en Christianity Today, Rahming añadió:  “La Iglesia está llamada a ser un instrumento para mostrar y compartir el amor de Jesús en el mundo. La Iglesia es también una señal que apunta al Reino de Dios y que actúa como un testigo creíble del poder e Dios. Se supone que la gente mire a la Iglesia y diga que es a lo que el Reino de Dios debe parecerse”.Sin embargo, para parafrasear a Martin Luther King, “las 11 de la mañana del domingo, sigue siendo la hora de mayor segregación en EE.UU.”, dijo él.Heidi Kim, la misionera para reconciliación racial de la Iglesia, y el Rdo. Chuck Wynder, misionero para la justicia social y el activismo promocional, presentaron “Convertirse en la Amada Comunidad” una iniciativa reconciliadora para ayudar a “reparar la brecha”.Kim y Wynder, que han organizado peregrinaciones  de justicia como una manera de recuperación y transformación, calificaron este recurso de creativo, adaptable y diferente.“Anteriormente creíamos que bastaba con que todo el mundo hiciera su adiestramiento antirracista y luego todos estaríamos adiestrados y todo andaría bien, pero eso no funcionó”, dio Kim.La Rda. Sandye Wilson dijo que coordinar auténticas relaciones en la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés y la Santa Comunión [St. Andrew and Holy Communion] en South Orange, Nueva Jersey, donde ella es rectora, exige “intensa oración, con un profundo respeto por las tradiciones de todas las personas que están allí, con una oportunidad de que las personas aprendan unas de otras”.Wilson dijo: “Mi reto para nosotros es reconocer que el tipo de hospitalidad que tenemos que ofrecer a la gente es muy diferente del de hace años cuando los negros norteamericanos se sentaban en un lado del pasillo en las iglesias y la gente del Caribe se sentaba en el otro. Sólo porque nos parezcamos, no significa que nuestras experiencias hayan sido semejantes. Y nuestra hermenéutica de la vida está determinada por nuestras experiencias vividas”.En otra discusión de taller, la Rda. Anne Mallonee, vicepresidente ejecutiva y primera directora eclesiástica del Grupo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, dijo que el modelo tradicional del sacerdote de jornada completa está en decadencia debido al decreciente número de miembros, a las congregaciones que envejecen, a las promesas y a las ofrendas de bandeja que se mantienen estáticas, acompañado por un alza de los costos —tendencias que provocaron que algunos delegados jóvenes de la UBE cuestionaran el objetivo de la Iglesia de crear un liderazgo cuando las congregaciones son incapaces de compensarlos equitativamente.Activismo estratégico: ‘Un asiento a la mesa’La UBE añadió tres nuevos capítulos —Haití, Alabama y Costa del Golfo Central— a las 35 con que cuenta al presente, colaboró con la Consulta y Diputados de Color para ayudar a garantizar una representación en los organismos electos de la Iglesia, y aprobó una legislación de apoyo en la 79ª. Convención General, lo cual le permitió a sus miembros tener “un asiento a la mesa”, según Buchanan en su discurso en la reunión del negocios del 26 de julio.La UBE también apoyó el nombramiento de la Iglesia Episcopal del Rdo. Ron Byrd como misionero para la oficina del Ministerio de los Negros, dijo ella. Byrd, que estaba programado para hablar en la reunión, tuvo que ausentarse debido a una enfermedad de familia.Los participantes jóvenes de la UBE planearon y llevaron a cabo un servicio de culto en la iglesia anglicana de la Santa Cruz en Nassau, Bahamas. Foto de Pat McCaughan/ENS.Julia Jones y Cameron Scott, representantes de los jóvenes informaron que una docena de jóvenes  procedentes de Texas, Florida, Pensilvania, Alaska, Michigan y Georgia asistieron a la conferencia. Participaron en un proyecto de servicio local justo con sus homólogos bahameños, explicó Jones.También dirigieron el culto vespertino el 25 de julio, una misa de jazz en la iglesia anglicana de la Santa Cruz [Holy Cross Anglican Church], “el momento culminante de nuestra conferencia”,  según Jones. “Indudablemente, sentimos el movimiento del Espíritu Santo”.Y si bien un panel de representantes de los jóvenes reclamaron un cambio, diciéndole a la asamblea que estaban frustrados con su falta de voz, poder y desempeño en el liderazgo de la Iglesia, dijo Jones, “Sabemos que somos el futuro y estamos orgullosos de vivir a la altura de ese desafío”.El continuo apoyo de la UBE a la Universidad de San Agustín [St. Augustine’s University] en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte, y Voorhees College en Denmark, Carolina del Sur, dos colegios universitarios tradicionalmente negros, fue reconocido por sus respectivos presidentes, que informaron del aumento en la matrícula y los empeños de recaudación de fondos, la expansión de los currículos y los índices de retención más elevados.Buchanan dijo que las prioridades de la UBE siguen siendo fomentar la vitalidad de las iglesias negras y apoyar al laicado y al clero. La organización planea ofrecer programas de tutoría para ambos y ya ha procurado robustecer sus lazos con clérigos en las diócesis de Nueva Jersey, Newark, Nueva York, Long Island y Maryland.Asimismo, la organización ofreció ayuda económica y material a las víctimas del huracán Irma, tanto en Estados Unidos como en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas. La organización espera contratar clérigos para estadas de tres o cuatro semanas en las Islas Vírgenes y ofrecerle un descanso necesario al clero sobrecargado, dijo ella.La próxima reunión anual está programada para fines de julio de 2019 en Los Ángeles.Las personas galardonadas en el banquete de la organización del 27 de julio fueron:Diane Porter, con el Premio Marie Hopkins, por notables contribuciones a la misión social de la Iglesia.La concejal de Austin, Texas, Ora Houston, con el Premio Dra. Verna Dozier, por labor orientada al servicio.El Dr. John F. Robertson, miembro fundador de la UBE, con un reconocimiento especial de la comunidad por iniciativas relativas a la salud física y mental y “por garantizar que la UBE siga siendo una comunidad sana”, dijo Buchanan.El Rdo. Donald G. Kerr, cura auxiliar de la parroquia de San Bernabé [ Barnabas] en Nassau, por coordinar la primera reunión de la organización fuera de Estados Unidos; yEl obispo de Panamá Julio Murray, que en agosto será consagrado como primado de la Iglesia en América Central, con el Premio Presidencial 2018 por su constante apoyo a los jóvenes y a la UBE.Él llamó al premio “una sorpresa. Ustedes hacen lo que hacen porque Dios nos ha dado talentos y dones y debemos compartir”, le dijo él a los presentes.“La Unión ha desempeñado una parte muy importante en mi vida”, dijo Murray, añadiendo que la organización da voz a hermanos y hermanas a través de la diáspora y levanta líderes jóvenes. Nos necesitamos mutuamente; debemos cuidar los unos de los otros.“Unión de Episcopales Negros, no se detengan solamente en el cambio. Debemos seguir trabajando por la transformación”, afirmó él.“Si se detienen en el cambio, volveremos atrás a hacer lo que solíamos hacer y algo de eso está ocurriendo ahora. Luego, debemos movernos y trabajar juntos por la transformación, de manera que nunca sea lo que estamos acostumbrados a hacer, sino que será parte como (el obispo primado) Michael (Curry) diría, del sueño que Dios tiene para todos nosotros”.– La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Por Pat McCaughanPosted Aug 3, 2018 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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They asked to join the board, but you have to hunt for most new directors

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUES member James Sackett wanted to be involved in his community in some way. He had always known about and loved the idea of credit unions. So, when he moved to Minneapolis and joined a credit union in nearby Burnsville, he reached out and started the process of joining his CU’s board.Similarly, CUES employee Kari Sweeney wanted to volunteer in her local Wausau, Wisconsin, community, for a mission she’s passionate about. She loves reading, so when a seat opened up on her county’s library board and a friend encouraged her to check it out, she made an initial call and then followed up six months later.Now Sackett is the volunteer vice chair of the board at $1.3 billion Firefly CU and Sweeney is the volunteer vice president of the Marathon County Board of Trustees and a director of the broader Wisconsin Valley Library Service. Professionally, Sackett is a senior director at UnitedHealth Group and Sweeney is CUES’ director of supplier relations.Both of these self-starters called their respective volunteer organizations to express their interest in serving. But it’s safe to say that most directors don’t come to board service that way. In a recent CUES podcast, How to Recruit, Retain and Engage Millennial Directors, Sackett—a millennial—describes some key places to look for young directors, including local colleges or universities. Oftentimes, he says, a professor or other school official is very happy to recommend a student or recent graduate for a possible volunteer role.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Grizzlies unload Chandler Parsons, $25M contract with Hawks

first_img NBA trade rumors: Bulls searching for deal to move Kris Dunn He has averaged 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in his career but averaged 7.2 points per game in three seasons with Memphis.His final season with the Grizzlies wasn’t without drama. Sidelined with knee problems, he was cleared to play in late December. The Grizzlies wanted him to play with their G League affiliate before he rejoined the active roster, but Parsons — amenable to a G League stint — wanted a clear timeline on when he would be activated by the NBA team.Parsons chose to leave the team in early January until the issue was resolved. In early February, he was activated and appeared in his first game since Game 3 on Oct. 22.Clearly, Parsons’ stint with the Grizzlies didn’t turn out the way the sides thought it would when he signed a four-year, $94.4 million contract before the 2016-17 season. NBA trade rumors: Heat have inquired about deal for Wizards’ Bradley Beal The Grizzlies, unable to agree on a buyout figure with Chandler Parsons on the $25 million remaining on his contract, have traded the veteran forward to the Hawks for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee, ESPN.com reported Wednesday, citing unidentified league sources.The reasoning behind the trade, according to former NBA executive Bobby Marks, now with ESPN: By breaking the $25 million owed to Parsons into two contracts with Hill and Plumlee, the Grizzlies could find it easier to move the players in trades next season. The Hawks, meanwhile, open a roster spot with the two-for-one deal.center_img Hill — acquired by the Hawks from the Pelicans on draft night — is another player who has seen his role decrease since he signed his four-year, $48 million contract in 2016. He averaged close to 30 minutes per game in 2016-17 but saw his minutes fall or fluctuate since with the Pelicans.He has career averages of 5.9 points and 3.3 rebounds.Plumlee has averaged 4.9 points and 4.5 rebounds for five teams. He was acquired by the Hawks in a 2017 trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Hornets. I like what Memphis did with breaking up the $25.1M Parsons contract into 2 contracts (@ $12M per each) that could be easier to move in a future trade.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 3, 2019All three players are in the final year of their contracts. Hill, 28, has a salary of $12.8 million in 2019-20, while Plumlee, 30, is due $12.5 million.Hampered by chronically troublesome knees, Parsons, entering his ninth season in the NBA, hasn’t played in more than 36 games in each of the past three seasons with the Grizzlies after never playing in fewer than 61 in his first five seasons in the league with the Rockets, who drafted him in 2011, and Mavericks. Related Newslast_img read more

Kansas State Police Asking For Help To Identify Fan Who Bumped Jamari Traylor

first_imgKansas State fan bumps Kansas's Jamari TraylorTwitter/K-StateKansas State scored a huge rivalry victory last night over Kansas, but unfortunately, much of the focus following the game has centered on the lack of security during the subsequent court-storming. While most Wildcats fans were respectful of their opponent in celebration, a few went overboard. One, in particular, is going to be in some serious trouble as a result.Kansas State police are asking followers on Twitter if they can help in identifying which fan purposely bumped KU player Jamari Traylor. It’s safe to say that someone is going to know the answer.K-State Police would like help identifying this fan. Send a tip at http://t.co/ZqQti0IAve or call 532-6412 pic.twitter.com/VtBS2dPijl— K-State Police (@KStatePolice) February 24, 2015Here’s video of the incident, if you haven’t seen it.Not cool. Rushing the court after a huge win is an amazing experience, but you have to remember, the players on the opposition have done nothing to you. Let’s hope this doesn’t become a trend.last_img read more

Federal governments conduct far from irreproachable says Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe federal government has been accused of knowingly withholding key pieces of information from parties involved in an ongoing Canadian Human Rights Tribunal looking into whether Canada discriminates against First Nations children.In a ruling released Wednesday from the tribunal panel, Canada has until the end of August to provide tens of thousands of documents relevant to the case that they’ve been withholding.The documents were discovered after Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, one of the complainants in the case, submitted an access to information request to the department of Aboriginal Affairs.The tribunal is hearing a case brought on by the FNCFCS and the Assembly of First Nations. Both accuse Canada of spending less on First Nations child welfare than what provincial governments spend for non-First Nations children.What seemed to trouble the tribunal panel was that the government concealed the relevant documents from the parties involved and for how long.“The respondent (Canada), knew of the existence of a number of these documents, prejudicial to its case and highly relevant in the summer of 2012 and yet failed to disclose them,” the ruling states.Download (PDF, Unknown)According to the ruling, the parties involved, including the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the AFN and the Chiefs of Ontario, had three opportunities, Oct. 31, 2012, Dec. 28, 2012 and Feb. 25, 2013, to disclose information that could be used to examine witnesses who were called to testify.Canada submitted its first two sets of records by October and its third at the end of December. In a conference call with all parties in early February, Canada confirmed that, for its part, it would be able to abide by the Feb. 25, 2013 deadline.But all that came crashing down in May 2013 as the tribunal was underway. The hearings start again July 15.The discovery of the large amount of documents came after Blackstock became curious about the lack of information being disclosed by Justice Canada at the hearing. In the fall of 2012, Blackstock filed an access to information request to Aboriginal Affairs.In April 2013, she received a compact disc containing thousands of records dealing with First Nations child welfare agencies across the country and information regarding some of the witnesses who had already testified at the tribunal. When Blackstock cross-referenced the information to what the government had disclosed, she found that the information was no where to be found. The information included an audit of the Mi’kmaq Family Services in Nova Scotia and the Gixen Family services in British Columbia.When the hearings started again in May, Blackstock and her lawyer brought up the issue.“This is a surprise to us that there is a large volume of documents yet to be disclosed,” FNCFCS lawyer Paul Champ told the tribunal. “We always believed there would be ongoing disclosure because the case is ongoing and new audits come up then fine, but it appears from the letter from counsel (Justice Canada) that basically there’s a large number of documents dating back to 2010 that have not yet been disclosed.”It was then Canada acknowledged that there were approximately 50,000 documents that may be relevant to the tribunals work and that it would take considerable effort to get those documents ready for the parties involved.The feds said at the hearing that it was going beyond what its understanding of disclosure was for this case.“The Attorney General takes disclosure very seriously,” said Justice Canada lawyer Jonathan Tarlton at the hearing. “I understand that before this hearing was reconvened, it was anticipated that disclosure would go back to 2009 and as Mr. Champs’ letter states, we’ve gone to 2010.”None of the parties could recollect such an agreement.The federal government knew it had a mountain of paperwork to go through. Every regional office was being tapped for documents from coast to coast to coast.In 2008, it hired Public History Inc. to sift through the records and prepare a package for Aboriginal Affairs and Justice Canada to approve. But it was while one of PHI’s staff was testifying at the tribunal that the parties learned of the scope of the search and that Canada was not even close to meeting its deadline.According to Pia Newell Santiago, co-president of PHI, Canada was told in October of 2012 that because of the high number of records, it was at risk of missing its March 2013 deadline.The company suggested that Canada hire a second company to assist. Canadian Development Consultants Inc. was hired in March 2013, three days after Canada lost its last federal court ruling trying to kill the tribunal hearings. CDCI informed Canada that its projected completion date was the end of September 2013. According to the tribunal, Canada also hired a third company, but has yet to provide details, including the name or the nature of its work for the government.This testimony wasn’t lost on the tribunal panel. In its ruling it chastises Canada for failing to reveal this information.“The respondent attended the hearing dates in in April 2013 knowing full well that its disclosure requirement was incomplete. Furthermore, it had just entered into a contract with CDCI to assist in completing its disclosure requirement and had been informed by the company that it would take until the end of September 2013, at the earliest, to complete. The respondent withheld this information from the parties and the tribunal,” the tribunal said.No one from Aboriginal Affairs was available to comment.The tribunal sent the parties off together to try and work out an agreement of when the records would be disclosed. Canada stated that it could roll out the release between September and December 2013, or after the tribunal had wrapped up its work. A number of meetings followed and the parties could not agree so they asked the tribunal to rule.The tribunal panel was asked by the Caring Society to set a final date of mid-June where all the documents held by the government of Canada would be disclosed. Canada on the other hand, said that given the vast amount of records to be sorted and approved, asked for an adjournment until the fall.In Wednesday’s ruling, the panel met each party halfway.The panel ordered Canada to fully disclose the records by August 31, 2013.And added:“We note that the respondent’s conduct here is far from irreproachable…had the respondent communicated the challenges it faced in obtaining these large amount of disclosure, the tribunal, with the parties, could have worked together to find a solution. The respondent has denied this opportunity to everyone and forced the tribunal, to put it bluntly, into a mode of damage control.”The hearing will now go into [email protected]last_img read more

Scotiabank Q4 profit up submits 29billion offer for Chilean bank

first_imgTORONTO – The Bank of Nova Scotia is doubling down on Chile with a $2.9-billion offer to buy a majority stake in a Chilean bank, as the Canadian lender’s latest quarterly profits rose despite a drop in trading revenues, natural disasters and a flying loonie.Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) said Tuesday it has submitted a binding offer to acquire Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.’s (BBVA) interests in its Chilean banking operation, BBVA Chile, and certain subsidiaries.If the deal goes through, it would double Scotiabank’s market share in Chile to roughly 14 per cent and make the Canadian lender the third-largest non-state owned bank in the country, it added.The bank said the transaction is in line with its strategy to increase its scale within the Chilean banking sector and the high-growth Pacific Alliance countries, which also includes Mexico, Peru and Colombia.“This is a high-quality asset bank,” Scotiabank’s president and chief executive Brian Porter told analysts on a conference call.“It’s very well run,” he said. “We think it’s a good fit of assets, and will be a good fit of people and technology.”BBVA owns about 68 per cent of BBVA Chile — which has $29 billion in assets and has 4,000 employees at 127 branches — and its minority partner, the Said family, owns about 32 per cent. Scotiabank added that BBVA is willing to accept the deal if the Said family does not exercise its right of first refusal under a shareholders agreement.The $2.9-billion offer came hours before Scotiabank posted fourth-quarter earnings of $2.07 billion in net income or $1.64 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended Oct. 31, up from $2.01 billion or $1.57 during the same time last year.Canada’s third-biggest lender was the first of the country’s biggest banks to report its fourth-quarter earnings. Scotiabank posted net interest income, or the profit generated from loans, of $3.83 billion, up five per cent from a year earlier. Adjusting for the negative impact of foreign currency translation, fourth-quarter net interest income grew seven per cent.Scotiabank’s latest quarter was helped by its Canadian banking division, with net income attributable to shareholders up by 12 per cent to $1.06 billion. Its international banking division saw an 11 per cent rise in net income to $605 million during the period, even amidst a string of natural disasters including hurricanes in the Caribbean and an earthquake in Mexico.Still, these profit bumps were offset by a 15 per cent drop in fourth-quarter net income in its global banking and markets division to $391 million.Scotiabank’s provision for credit losses, or money set aside for bad loans, was $536 million, down from $550 million in the same period a year earlier.“Overall, we had been anticipating a weak close to the capital markets year for the group and, at least so far, that is what we have gotten,” said CIBC analyst Robert Sedran in a note to clients. “Soft revenues held back the results this quarter.”Shares of Scotiabank were down as much as 2.45 per cent on Tuesday to $81.43 in early morning trading in Toronto.Even still, the bank reported a nearly 11 per cent increase in net income for the fiscal year to $8.24 billion up from $7.37 billion a year earlier. Scotiabank’s diluted earnings per share for the 2017 fiscal year rose eight per cent to $6.49, compared to $6 in 2016.Its key measure of financial health, the common equity tier 1 ratio (CET1), increased to 11.5 per cent, up from 11.3 per cent in its third quarter and 11.0 per cent in the fourth quarter last year.That strong ratio gives Scotiabank the “optionality” to deploy its capital in various ways, including acquisitions, Porter said.If the transaction to acquire all the shares of BBVA Chile is completed, Scotiabank’s CET1 would be reduced by approximately 135 basis points, it said. Scotiabank’s chief financial officer Sean McGuckin told analysts that he expects the CET1 ratio to stay above 10.5.If successful, Scotiabank expects to settle the transaction during its first quarter, which ends on Jan. 31, and close the deal in the summer of 2018, bank executives said.Scotiabank shares fell on news of the proprosed deal to $1.75, or 2.10 per cent, to $81.73 at the closing of markets.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP looking for missing 16yearold

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Dawn Rogerson.Dawn was last seen in Sexsmith on January 13, 2019.  There is a concern for Rogerson’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible.Rogerson is described as: Brown HairBrown eyes5″3′160lbsWearing black pants and black hoodie.If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.comlast_img

Indian mens hockey team registers comfortable 30 win against Australia A

first_imgPerth: Young striker Sumit Kumar Jr struck a brace after comeback-man Rupinder Pal Singh opened the scoring as India’s men’s hockey thumped Australia ‘A’ 3-0, here Friday. Drag-flicker Rupinder, competing after nearly eight-month injury layoff , scored in the the sixth minute to give the visitors the lead. Sumit found the back of the net in the 12th and 13th minutes, helping India win their second game in a row. The aggressive Indians dominated the first quarter, constantly looked to break into the striking circle. The tactic worked as all three goals were scored in the first quarter putting the home team on the back-foot. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju India’s first goal came when the team won their first short corner of the match. Rupinder showed good nick, as he timed the flick well with good power and speed to send it past the opposition goalkeeper. Defender Harmanpreet Singh’s skillful tackling saw Australia ‘A’ lose ball possession which led to India’s second goal. A fine assist by skipper Manpreet Singh to Sumit saw the youngster score a superb field goal in the 12th minute. The home team were left stunned when India converted their third goal in the very next minute when striker Akashdeep Singh set-up the goal scored by 21-year-old Sumit. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters With a formidable 3-0 lead in the first quarter, India did well in terms of stitching together good defence to hold off the Australian attack. Harmanpreet remained a vital cog of Indian defence as he won possession from Australian ball-carrier on several occasions that broke the home team’s rhythm. Australia’s lone goal-scoring opportunity came in the second quarter when they created a PC but India goalkeeper Krishan Pathak was up to the task. “It was a very good first quarter with the basics right. After a 3-0 lead, it was important we stayed focused on the process. The second and third quarter was tight. I was happy with the things we have been working on, we created a lot of opportunities and I believe we can still do better in our finishing,” Indian chief coach, Graham Reid said. India will play their next game on Monday where the team will look to continue their fine run in the tour. “The next game will be harder and we are looking forward to it. The team will be stronger from today’s which had about seven national players from Australian senior team. But it’s a good progression,” Reid added.last_img read more

Ousted president in good health Morsi son

first_imgCAIRO (AA) – The son of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday denied reports that his jailed father had collapsed in prison.“The president remains steadfast,” Osama Morsi told Anadolu Agency, adding “He remains in good physical and psychological condition.”Osama slammed the “false news” circulating about his father’s health by what he described as “hostile media.” Morsi was flown to Alexandria’s Borg al-Arab Prison Hospital on Monday after appearing in court with seven other defendants to answer charges that he had incited the murder of demonstrators last year.Osama described his father’s admission to the prison hospital as a “routine measure.”Monday’s court session was Morsi’s first public appearance since his ouster more than four months ago. Since then, he has been held at an undisclosed location by Egypt’s military-backed authorities.Trial proceedings were postponed by almost two months – they are now slated to recommence on January 8 – after defense lawyers requested more time to examine documentation related to the case.Morsi, for his part, has refused to recognize the trial’s legitimacy and has refused formal legal representation.The ousted leader told the presiding judge that he still represented “Egypt’s legitimate president.”Morsi, Egypt’s first freely-elected civilian leader, was ousted by the country’s military establishment on July 3 following protests against his presidency.last_img read more

Wrestling No 4 Ohio State pounded by No 2 Penn State 3212

Junior Kyle Snyder lifts Penn State’s Nick Nevills for a takedown on Feb. 3, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 32-12. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorThe No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes stepped out to the mats draped in robes on Friday at the Schottenstein Center, but they weren’t able to get comfortable against the No. 2 Nittany Lions, eventually losing 32-12. OSU only managed three wins in 10 bouts.One of those victories was junior Kyle Snyder in the heavyweight division. The Olympic gold medal winner dominated No. 3 Nick Nevills 19-9. That was the highlight for the Buckeyes.Penn State began its dominance early starting with second-ranked Nick Suriano. OSU redshirt freshman Jose Rodriguez had little answer for Suriano, losing via technical fall at 125 pounds.No. 1 133-pounder redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello captured a technical fall of his own to even the team score 5-5, but it was the closest the Buckeyes would come to the upset.Penn State proceeded to go on a six-match win streak, driving the score up to 32-5 before  OSU redshirt freshman Kollin Moore captured a victory at 197 pounds. The Buckeyes were mathematically eliminated from a shot at a victory before the 184-pound matchup began.At 149 pounds, No. 5 Micah Jordan (OSU) was pitted against No. 1 Zain Retherford, and dropped the matchup with a 20-5 technical fall. Jordan has faced top-three opponents each of the last two weeks.“Micah Jordan wrestled a heck of a match against a heck of a wrestler,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “We had a mental break, and that mental break resulted in a six-point move. Two six-point moves occurred, and then you have a problem.”The Buckeyes trotted out backups at 157 and 174 pounds. Penn State had a top-10 wrestler in each of those classes and showed it by pinning their OSU counterparts at each of those weights.At 184 pounds, there was a rematch from the 2016 National Championships between sophomores Myles Martin and Bo Nickal. While Martin won the National Championship for OSU, Nickal got the better of him in this matchup, winning by decision 8-2.Fourth-ranked 197-pounder Kollin Moore continued to cement himself as one of the elite wrestlers in his weight class with a 9-6 decision victory over No. 9 Matt McCutcheon (PSU).On the night, the Buckeyes finished with three victories in 10 matchups, and they’re second consecutive team loss. There were no upset victories on the night, as every match was won by the wrestler who was ranked higher.At 174 pounds, Bo Jordan was out after aggravating a foot injury last week against Iowa, Ryan said in the post-match press conference.“The only reason why I would’ve wrestled him (Bo Jordan) tonight, was for my ego, the ego of this staff, and that’s a wrong reason to put someone in a wrestling match,” Ryan said. “The best thing for Bo is to heal and get ready to train. We do not want Bo feeling the way he feels now at the Big Tens.”On another note, American wrestlers were banned from participating in the Iranian World Cup, which included Snyder and former Buckeye great, and four-time NCAA champion, Logan Stieber.“I know they want us there to compete,” Snyder said about the current status of the U.S. Wrestling team’s visas to travel to Iran. “We’ll just have to see what happens.”Snyder and Stieber were set to wrestle in the tournament Feb. 16-17 before receiving news that they were not allowed to travel to Iran.OSU’s next match comes against another top opponent in No. 13 Rutgers on Monday in Columbus. read more