International recognition for Kenyan, Rwandan Anglican youth projects

first_imgInternational recognition for Kenyan, Rwandan Anglican youth projects 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 By Gavin DrakePosted Apr 13, 2016 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Consultative Council This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop of Nairobi Joel Waweru receives the Anglican Communion’s new youth work recognition award from Bishop James Tengatenga, the chair of the ACC, watched on by Bishop of Lusaka David Njovu. Photo: Gavin Drake/Anglican Communion News Service[Anglican Communion News Service] Youth projects in the Anglican provinces of Kenya and Rwanda have been chosen by African Anglicans to receive the first of a new set of Anglican Communion awards in recognition of their success in youth discipleship.Details of the new awards were announced in February: At each meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council the provinces of the region hosting the meeting will be invited to submit entries which will be judged by the provinces of the region.One award will recognize the success of an existing project while the other will receive a cash grant of £10,000 GBP to support innovative and embryonic schemes.The first winners were announced last night at a dinner hosted by Bishop of Lusaka David Njovu and the Diocese of Lusaka for members of the ACC and local Christians in the grounds of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.Explaining the thinking behind the award, the chair of the ACC, Bishop James Tengatenga, told those present at the dinner that the former official youth work network of the Anglican Communion had come to a close and that the area work had been transferred to the communion’s mission department. Discussions had taken place about how youth work could be supported and reinvigorated and the concept for the award was developed.The Council of Anglican Churches in Africa (CAPA) – the regional grouping of Anglican provinces on the continent – chose the Anglican Students’ Fellowship (ASF), a movement of Anglican students in colleges and universities for the recognition award.The ASF, under the umbrella of the Kenya Anglican Youth Organisation (KAYO), nurtures Anglican students to act as role models for their peers and supports them through discipleship. It also ensures Anglican students remain connected to local churches while they are at universities. Its wide ranging program also includes the promotion of Christian values amongt the students and encouraging them to “collectively give back to our community and local churches.”The Bishop of Nairobi Joel Waweru, one of the Kenyan members of the ACC, received the award from Tengatenga. 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Asmussen Nips Cox In Trainers’ Race That Goes Down To Wire

first_imgIt came down to the next-to-last race of the 2017 Ellis Park meet that ended Monday. But 2016 meet-leader Steve Asmussen repeated as trainer champion, edging 2015 winner Brad Cox 18 wins to 17.Hall of Famer Jack Van Berg had a superb meet himself to finish third in wins, going 13 for 36.Jockey Corey Lanerie on Sunday secured his fourth Ellis Park riding title with his closest pursuer, Jon Court, riding West Virginia Derby winner Colonelsdarktemper at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania Monday. Lanerie was blanked on the closing card, but it didn’t matter with his 35-27 cushion over Court. Jack Gilligan, who at age 20 had a breakthrough meet, finished third with 16 victories.Mongo Racing — a partnership of trainer J.R. Caldwell and Dr. Ruston Jennings — earned its first owners title anywhere, winning six of 14 starts, with a second and three thirds. Dwight Pruett and Kay Stillman tied for second, both going 4 for 11. Asmussen might have set an Ellis record with 107 starters. In addition to the 18 victories, he had 19 seconds and 15 thirds. Cox went 17-10-4 in 49 starts, including victories in the Ellis Park Turf (Inveniam Viam), Grade 3 Groupie Doll (Tiger Moth) and Ellis Park Debutante (Kelly’s Humor). It was very close in purse earnings, Asmussen also nipping Cox, $479,697 to $477,471.The trainer’s title was nerve-wracking on a couple of fronts for Christy Hamilton, who has overseen Asmussen’s Ellis operation for the past two years. First, she vowed before the season that the barn would repeat. Second, she’s very close to her counterpart running Cox’s Ellis division.“It was a nail-biter,” Hamilton said. “Tessa Bisha and I are best friends. We’re always happy for each other when the other one wins. Being pitted against your best friend was a little difficult. But in the end we prevailed, and I could not be more thrilled right now.”Asmussen and Cox both ran three horses Monday, including both in the seventh and eighth race. When neither won the eighth, Asmussen clinched his second Ellis title, and it didn’t matter that his first-time starter in the ninth and final race finished nowhere.A year ago, Asmussen went 16 for 73, earning $390,521.“This was a lot tougher meet,” Hamilton said. “There were a lot more horses stabled on the grounds. There were a lot more horses running in the races. The quality of horses this meet at Ellis Park was a lot better quality even than we saw last year. Some of the 2-year-olds we saw last year, you’re going to see their names come up big in the future. Ellis Park really has something to show for itself.”Mongo’s Jennings: ‘This is my favorite track in the world right now.’Mongo’s owner’s title was a tremendous feat given that the partnership currently has only five of the 14 horses in Caldwell’s Kentucky stable.This is Caldwell’s first full year in Kentucky. He came to Churchill for the spring meet a couple of years ago and went on to run a couple of horses at Ellis before heading back to the southwest. Now he wants to make Kentucky and Churchill Downs his main base.“Kentucky is where the heart of the racing is,” said Caldwell, who is stabled at Churchill Downs and shipped over on race days to Ellis Park. “It’s been a fantastic meet. We’ve come here with a purpose to run here in Kentucky and focus on all the Kentucky tracks. It set up really well for us, as a stable and an ownership.”With a handful of horses, you don’t go into a meet expecting to win the owner’s title, he said.“You just have to let that stuff fall together and happen for you,” Caldwell said. “There’s no way to plan and say, ‘We’re going to do this; we’re going to do that.’”The key was Political Justice going what proved a meet-best 3 for 3: two races for $4,000 claiming and then when in for the $40,000 claiming price in an allowance/optional-claiming race. Caldwell put the horse in the race to give it enough entries to be used for his other horse, Manhattan Mischief, who broke slowly and finished third.“When we won a race and got to three or four races, I started looking and thought, ‘This is legitimately a good shot,’” Jennings said of the title. “I knew we had a couple of live horses. Then when we pulled off a stunner with an allowance win with a $4,000 claimer, that pretty solidified it. I knew we were in good shape then. I’ll tell you, in the last three or four years, that’s the most shocking win I’ve ever had.”Jennings, a physician from Granbury, Texas, near Fort Worth, was at Ellis Park for the first time.“As an owner, being in Kentucky for the first time, being at this meet for the first time, I can’t ask for more,” he said. “It’s been awesome.”Of being at a track with soybeans, corn and pumpkins in its infield, he said:“It’s different, but I like it. It’s very homey. It’s different from Churchill and some of those tracks. Hey, when you win an owner’s title, this is a great place to be. This is my favorite track in the world right now.”Lanerie leads in wins, seconds, thirds, mounts, moneyBesides 35 wins, Lanerie led the meet with 27 seconds and 20 thirds in a meet-high 146 mounts, as well as purse earnings of $764,631. Court’s 27 victories this year would have won the title last year, when Lanerie topped the standings at 26.“It’s great. Winning races and winning titles never gets old. No matter where you’re at, you like to be winning,” Lanerie said. “This colony has gotten tougher and tougher over the years. To still walk away with the most wins, it’s a pretty special feeling.“It’s great with all the fans here,” he said, adding of the large crowds on the meet’s last two days, “Especially on days like today and yesterday, it’s good to win and be leading rider here. It’s a fun meet here, and the quality of horses have really seemed to have gotten good here this year. Hopefully we can find a Derby horse or an Oaks horse that passes through here. They’ve done it before. So they’re out here for sure.”In fact, while Lanerie did not ride Lookin At Lee when that Asmussen-trained colt won a maiden race and the Ellis Park Juvenile last summer, he was in the saddle when Lee was second in the Kentucky Derby.“Lookin At Lee ran through here, got his seasoning here and went on to be a really good horse,” Lanerie said. “So they’re here. We just have to try to get on them.” ‘This is my favorite track in the world right now’ – Dr. Ruston Jennings FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bay Avenue Construction Update

first_imgDetour signs were a common sight on Bay Avenue during construction. The contractor overseeing Bay Avenue’s reconstruction has completed the installation of the new 20-inch diameter PVC pipe, backfilled and temporarily paved over the entire length of the project. Bay Avenue is currently open to two lanes of traffic.The next phase of work involves the commissioning of the air release chambers (ARCs) that are distributed throughout the length of the project, and the piping tie-in work at the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority’s 20th Street Pump Station.While this work is ongoing, which is expected to continue through the week, no major traffic shutdowns are expected. Traffic control will be handled with lane shifts.It is expected that the new 20-inch PVC pipe will become operational in early May, at which time the slip-lining of the existing 20-inch diameter force main will begin.The slip-lining phase of the project is expected to extend to mid to late June. It is not expected that large traffic detours will be required while slip-lining is ongoing and that traffic control will consist of lane shifts.See full project updatelast_img read more