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Otros artículos de la serie se pueden encontrar aquí.Sue Bernstein, miembro de la iglesia episcopal camboyana de la Sagrada Familia de Jesús en Tacoma, Washington, y promotora de los huertos comunitarios, habla con Saron Chin, a la izquierda y Soeung Long, en el huerto que está detrás de la iglesia. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Tacoma Washington] La agricultura comunitaria puede estar empezando a arraigarse en algunas partes de la Iglesia Episcopal, pero cuando la iglesia episcopal camboyana de la Sagrada Familia de Jesús [Holy Family of Jesus Cambodian Episcopal Church] plantó un huerto hace 20 años fueron pioneros del movimiento.Los huertos y la iglesia han crecido juntos desde que la Sagrada Familia se fundara en 1990. Desde los primeros años, a mediados de la década del 90, hasta el día de hoy, las parcelas individuales han sido como un bálsamo en [la zona de] Gilead para los refugiados camboyanos que huyeron del terror y la muerte que les acechaba en su país a fines de los años setenta y principios de los ochenta. Esos refugiados sobrevivieron en los campos de reasentamiento en Tailandia antes de llegar a Estados Unidos, donde muy pocas personas entre las que ellos vivían hablaban su idioma.Algunos camboyanos vinieron a EE.UU. después que Phnom Penh, la capital de Camboya, cayó en manos de los comunistas del [movimiento] Khmer Rouge en 1975, pero la gran oleada se produjo después de que el Khmer Rouge fue derrocado en 1979. Cerca de 150.000 refugiados camboyanos ingresaron en Estados Unidos después de la guerra en Indochina, pero la mayoría llegó entre los años 1980 y 1985.Al principio fueron patrocinados por agrupaciones religiosas y agencias de voluntarios que los esparcieron por todo el país. Cuando pasó el tiempo y el patrocinio se terminó, los refugiados comenzaron a mudarse a las áreas donde sabían que ya otros se habían establecido. La de Seattle/Tacoma fue una de ellas.“Venir aquí donde todo es tan diferente y sentirte emocionalmente exhausto y tener la oportunidad de poner las manos en el suelo” y reconectarte con tus recuerdos de la agricultura en Camboya, han hecho de estos huertos, que comenzaron en 1996, “un lugar de fundacional, un lugar de paz” dijo Sue Bernstein, miembro de la Sagrada Familia durante más de 30 años.La idea de un huerto comunitario se aviene exactamente al concepto original —y permanente— de la Sagrada Familia de ser tanto un lugar de culto como un sitio para la comunidad circunvecina. La iglesia tiene sus raíces en la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo [St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church] en la zona de Brown’s Point en Tacoma. En octubre de 1980, la parroquia patrocinó a una familia camboyana, que comenzó a asistir a la iglesia y algunos otros camboyanos la siguieron.Con el tiempo, los camboyanos sintieron la necesidad de contar con un lugar propio y, debido al área en que la mayoría de ellos vivía, comenzaron a buscar en el barrio de Salishan. El entonces obispo jubilado de Alaska David Cochran, que era el vicario de la congregación, se puso en contacto con algunas fundaciones y con otras iglesias en busca de ayuda económica. Finalmente, la Diócesis de Olympia compró el terreno y, en mayo de 1990, la congregación dedicó el edificio.Por ese tiempo, la Secretaría de Vivienda de Tacoma recibió una subvención federal para combatir una epidemia creciente de delitos y drogas en la urbanización de Salishan, la cual es uno de los proyectos de viviendas más grandes de la costa occidental [de EE.UU.]. El programa comenzó a funcionar, las personas sentían que era más seguro salir a la calle y encontrarse con sus vecinos, y la Sagrada Familia estaba allí esperando para darles la bienvenida.La congregación también preparó al Rdo. Sam Lee, que en 1999 se convirtió en el primer sacerdote camboyano de la Comunión Anglicana.Tallos de frijoles ascienden por el andamiaje de ramas levantadas en una parcela de los huertos comunitarios de la iglesia episcopal de la Sagrada Familia de Jesús en Tacoma, Washington. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENSLos que laboran en el terreno que se extiende detrás del estacionamiento de la Sagrada Familia han llegado a convertirse en una gran familia. Algunos, pero no todos, son miembros de la congregación. A lo largo de los años, los camboyanos han labrado la tierra allí junto con vietnamitas, laosianos, samoanos y rusos. Para todos ellos, y especialmente para los hortelanos camboyanos más viejos, la oportunidad de plantar algo de su propia dieta ha sido un medio pacífico de “conectarse con las cosas positivas de cuando eran agricultores en Camboya”, incluidos los aspectos comunales de cultivar y compartir los productos los unos con los otros, según Bernstein.Sarom Chin y Soeung Long han tenido lotes de terreno durante los últimos tres años. Ayudaron a desmontar una maraña de arbustos de moras y expandieron el área de plantación. Ellos mejoran continuamente los plantíos.Soeung Long es miembro de la Sagrada Familia y a veces toca instrumentos durante el culto. Dijo que viene a trabajar en este terreno porque se enorgullece de cómo se ve y que le gusta cultivar alimentos para él y para los demás.Sarom Chin, que no es miembro de la Sagrada Familia, trabaja de voluntario en la despensa de la congregación para personas de la tercera edad y ambos hombres comparten algunos de los alimentos que cultivan con los ancianos que vienen a la Sagrada Familia cada semana para una comida comunitaria. La Asociación de Mujeres Coreanas de la localidad les ofrece comidas a ancianos camboyanos dos días a la semana y a ancianos vietnamitas otros dos días.Los dos hombres dijeron que el tiempo que dedican a los huertos incluyen relatos amenos contados por buenos amigos. Han levantado una plataforma por encima del suelo en torno a un árbol corpulento al fondo de los huertos, que sirve de punto de reunión y como área de almacenaje de los implementos agrícolas. Cerca hay un área donde los hombres ofrecen, en el otoño, unas mazorcas (de maíz) asadas que se han hecho muy populares.“Muchísima gente viene aquí a comer”, recalcó Sarom Chin.Los huertos de la iglesia episcopal camboyana de la Sagrada Familia de Jesús se encuentran detrás del edificio y del estacionamiento de la iglesia en Tacoma, Washington. Foto de Google MapsLas únicas criaturas con que los hombres no se sienten muy felices de compartir comida son los venados. “Se lo comen todo”, afirmó él.La Sagrada Familia se asienta en un barrio arenoso y relativamente pobre de East Tacoma. Partes del barrio están técnicamente en la reserva de los indios puyallup, una de las reservas indias más urbanas de Estados Unidos. El proyecto de viviendas de Salishan debe su nombre a la familia de lenguas que hablaban los pueblos indígenas de la costa noroccidental [de EE.UU.].Bernstein dirigió un estudio bíblico en la urbanización de Salishan y conoció a algunas de las familias camboyanas cuando llegaron por primera vez a Estados Unidos. Fue a través de sus conexiones con esas familias que llegó a comprometerse con la Sagrada Familia.Ella ha estado participando del programa de horticultura comunitario desde la primera vez que se cultivó el terreno detrás de la Sagrada Familia y ayudó a crear un huerto comunitario en Salishan. La idea de los huertos comunitarios camboyanos parte también de un proyecto que comenzó en la escuela primaria del barrio, donde los maestros y otras personas creyeron que un huerto podría ayudar a mostrarles a los jóvenes que a sus mayores, que parecían adaptarse lentamente al modo de vida en Estados Unidos, tenían conocimientos y habilidades que valía la pena respetar y aprender, dijo Bernstein.Con el transcurso de los años, ella ha ayudado a relacionar los huertos de la Sagrada Familia con la comunidad en general. En los años 90, Bernstein trabajaba con el Club Eastside 4-H, que fundó la Eastside 4-H Honey Co. y Youth Fresh Herbs and Flowers. Este último atendía parte del terreno que se extendía entre el estacionamiento de la iglesia y lo que era entonces una plantación de frutales abandonada. El proyecto comenzó en los primeros años de explotación de los huertos y los miembros de la 4-H ayudaron a ampliar el sitio al hacerlo más apto y productivo para la horticultura, explicó.Bernstein ve la horticultura comunitaria como un enfoque holístico de la labor social de la iglesia. Los hortelanos ahorran dinero al cultivar algunos de sus propios alimentos, añadió ella, y comen productos saludables.Esos huertos comunitarios de la iglesia también pueden ser evangelistas. Bernstein dijo que reunir a las personas en un sitio de producción de alimentos, como es un huerto, puede ser un primer paso “para acercarlos al Señor”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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New guide to finding major donors for your school

first_img Tagged with: Prospect research School Fundraising Prospect research specialist Mathew Iredale has published ‘Prospecting for Benefactors, how to find major donors to support your school’.The guide is aimed at both independent and state schools who wish to maximise their fundraising potential by identifying their wealthy alumni and parents.The 86-page paperback, published by CreateSpace, guides you through the process of identifying prospective major donors. Chapters include identifying prospects through your school community, through your database and through other sources.Iredale then explains how to qualify prospects against other data such as Companies House, property data, Who’s Who, and LinkedIn.There are four appendices featuring practical documents, including a prospect spreadsheet and qualification flow chat.Iredale set out to provide a practical guide that differs from the many other books on major gifts and capital appeals. As well as offering “tried and tested techniques from someone who has been finding major gift prospects for schools, hospitals and charities for many years”, it is specifically designed for “those who have little or no experience of finding prospects”.‘Prospecting for Benefactors, how to find major donors to support your school‘ is available from Amazon for £14.99. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 16 July 2015 | News New guide to finding major donors for your school  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information June 2019

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Indonesian wrestler Eko Roni to meet Malaysia’s Murugan Silvarajoo in ONE Championship bout

first_imgEko Roni Saputra, one of Indonesia’s top wrestlers, looks to put his improved striking repertoire to use against ONE Championship newcomer Murugan “Wolverine” Silvarajoo of Malaysia when the two meet at the ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES event on Oct. 9.The Venue and location for this event have yet to be announced by ONE Championship, but the event will be broadcasted through ONE apps and its YouTube channel.Eko, who now trains at Evolve MMA club in Singapore, is highly confident that with the amount of work he put into training, he can come out on top. “We will start in a stand-up position, so we’ll strike a lot. Coach Siyar [Bahadurzada] told me that I’d improved my striking capabilities, and maybe I will need to show that,” Eko said according to a media statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.“But if it doesn’t work, then I’ll try to take him down, because ultimately, I am a wrestler, so I am better at ground fighting. Then again, if I am not careful, I might get punched and knocked out. So, I need to be cautious and read the situation.”Regarding Silvarajoo, Eko acknowledged that he was facing a former boxing champion who had dangerous hands and was equally skilled on the ground. Eko said he had been warned not to underestimate his opponent.Indonesia and Malaysia are two of the most proud fighting nations in the world of combat sports and martial arts. Both countries feature a long list of incredible martial arts athletes with immense skill. When Eko meets Silvarajoo in the circle, that rivalry will be rehashed.Topics :last_img read more

Hughes: Big Ten media day notebook

first_imgCHICAGO – It may not be as popular of a nickname as “Windy City” or “Second City,” but Chicago is sometimes called the “City of the Big Shoulders.” And there are plenty of them walking around for the Big Ten football media days.After listening to the dozen of Big Ten coaches (as well as the commissioner himself) field questions from a ballroom of reporters. Here’s a little notebook of highlights from day one:Bielema denounces NCAA violatorsThe increasing amount of schools getting tied up in NCAA violations was a topic that kept reappearing all day Thursday and when it was Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema’s turn to comment on the matter, he expressed a no-tolerance policy – and an extreme distaste – for those who willingly and knowingly commit infractions.“When you consciously break an NCAA rule, to me the only way to deter that is to get rid of people, or seriously hold programs accountable,” Bielema said. “That’s probably the number one thing I would love to see happen in the world of college football.”“If someone knowingly and willingly violates a rule, I don’t see anything wrong with a substantial penalty. What that [penalty] is, I’ll let other people decide.”Although he didn’t venture a specific kind of sanction, Bielema was the most candid coach to speak on NCAA violations. I think the amount of scandals that have been revealed over the past couple years (in football and basketball) has made many college sports fans second-guess the integrity of their favorite teams. And given Bielema’s stance on the matter, however non-specific it may ultimately be, it would seem like he has nothing to hide.You don’t see many coaches of BCS schools speaking that way, so hopefully we don’t catch him hiding any emails in the future. He’ll be eating his own words if he does.Wilson update Bielema was unable to speak much about the progress of Wisconsin’s new transfer quarterback Russell Wilson, since, per NCAA rules, he has not been able to coach him yet. But after talking to wide receiver Nick Toon and safety Aaron Henry, who accompanied their head coach to Chicago, Bielema was able to report that Wilson formed a bond with Henry and that he attended summer workouts with diligence.“Everybody told me… he just showed up and went to work and worked as hard as anybody else to prove he was a valuable member of our team,” Bielema said.Bielema also remained insistent that, despite the excitement surrounding Wilson, the quarterback position is, as of this moment, entirely up for grabs.“I haven’t seen Russell Wilson compete one snap competitively in practice,” he said. “I think I might know what will happen, but until it happens, that’s where we’re at.”Delany casts a warning In reaction to the violations recently exposed at Ohio State, mixed with Michigan’s run-in with the NCAA involving unofficial practices prior to the 2009 season, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany informed the media that he held a meeting with all 12 conference coaches Thursday morning to “make clear to them what our expectations are.”Delany called the two above-mentioned violations particularly “embarrassing” for the conference. And with so much misconduct – 14 incidents, by Delany’s count – coming to light in the past year across the nation, he referenced the shadow of doubt it has placed on all other schools.“I think that the 14 struggles that have come under scrutiny in the last year raise legitimate questions in people’s minds about who is sponsoring these [athletic] programs and what do these programs stand for,” he said. “I can’t remember a period of time where we’ve had more questions about various programs, where it be on the agent side, the recruitment side, or the academic side. We’ve had two of them in this conference, and that’s two too many, as far as I’m concerned.’Delany’s stern voice made it sound pretty clear to me that he’s done with shenanigans.Fickell braces himself Where once stood The Vest now stands Luke Fickell, Ohio State’s interim head coach following the tattoo fiasco.In addressing the media, he didn’t appear nervous at the podium, just well prepared for the room of reporters to get their pecks in. Over the last few “crazy” and “emotional” months, he said he hasn’t had “a whole lot” of contact with the ousted Jim Tressel and has not received any instruction, implied or up front, about avoiding him.After facing a public relations nightmare and with the hammer of the NCAA looming above his inherited program (if only for a year), a few phrases kept popping up as Fickell answered questions. Phrases like: “stability,” “foundation,” “moving forward,” “starting from day one,” and “focusing on what we can control.”It’s about as much as you can expect from a guy in his situation.Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism. Are you licking your chops for the new-look Big Ten season to begin? Let him know at [email protected]last_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool midfielder Fabinho calls out PSG over transfer talk

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho calls out PSG over transfer talkby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Fabinho has questioned PSG’s long-term interest in him.The Brazil international, who only moved to Liverpool last summer, has again been linked with a move to PSG this season.But Fabinho told L’Equipe: “I never thought of going elsewhere. I know a lot of things went out in the newspapers, but all was not true. “What’s funny is that this PSG loan story came out just before our Champions League game (1-2, November 28, 2018). “And I had already experienced a similar story the day before the final of the Coupe de la Ligue between PSG and Monaco (3-0, March 31, 2018). It’s a strange coincidence, is it not?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoNorway sensation Erling Haaland dreams of Leeds glory

first_imgNorway sensation Erling Haaland dreams of Leeds gloryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorway sensation Erling Haaland dreams of winning the Premier League title with Leeds United.The 19-year-old, son of former Leeds and Manchester City defender Alf-Inge, scored a hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 win over Genk.Haaland has been linked with with Manchester United after playing under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde.But speaking to Norwegian newspaper Aftenpostenback in 2017, Haaland said: “I want to be the best. The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.”As well as that, the goal is to be a better player than Dad was. I hope to get more international matches than he did.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

We Ranked College Football’s 15 Hardest Schedules For The 2016 Season

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 16: General View of the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) There will be some surrender cobras this year.There will be some surrender cobras this year.The 2016 college football season may seem far off in the future, but in reality, it’s less than four months away. Coaches and players, of course, are already preparing for the 12 opponents on their schedules. The teams on the list you’re about to read are likely preparing a little harder than the rest, however.Every year, due to both conference affiliation and scheduling, some teams wind up having way more difficult schedules than their peers. It can be both a blessing and a curse. If you run through a tough schedule, you’ll likely be rewarded when bowl season comes around. If you struggle, you might not even qualify for the postseason.We’ve gone through and put together a list of what we think are the 15 hardest schedules in college football this upcoming season. No. 1 isn’t even debatable – you’ll see why.Get Started: The 15 Hardest Schedules For 2016 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16last_img read more

Cannabis to be legal in Canada on October 17th

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada as of Oct. 17.Trudeau made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons, which is expected to rise for the summer break after Wednesday.He says the government has delayed the legalization schedule in order to give the provinces and territories more time to implement their regimes.On Tuesday, the Senate voted to end its opposition to certain aspects of the federal bill, most notably the plan to permit Canadians to cultivate cannabis plants at home. A proposed Senate amendment would have prevented legal challenges to their constitutional right to do so.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould called the legislation — which still requires royal assent to become law — “transformative” and predicted it would protect young people and keep organized crime out of the cannabis market.But she’s reminding Canadians that until it goes into effect, recreational cannabis remains illegal, as is driving while impaired.last_img read more

Experts meet in Thunder Bay to talk education

first_imgAPTN National NewsExperts in the field of education gathered in Thunder Bay Tuesday to talk about education.And the people who have the power to make things happen showed up to listen in.APTN’s Wayne Rivers [email protected]last_img