‘Una Vida Transformada: El Camino del Amor para la Cuaresma’…

first_img Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] El viaje de la Cuaresma hacia la Pascua es un viaje con Jesús. Somos bautizados en su vida, su auto entrega y muerte; luego nos elevamos en esperanza a la vida transformada. En esta Cuaresma, se invita a las comunidades de fe a caminar con Jesús en su Camino del Amor y en la experiencia de la vida transformada.Los nuevos recursos del Camino del Amor para la Cuaresma ahora están disponibles en español:          Foro para adultos: este conjunto de siete foros para adultos, adecuados paradiversos entornos, vincula las lecturas de la Vigilia Pascual con las siete prácticasdel Camino del Amor. Aprovechando la antigua práctica de dedicar la Cuaresma,como un período de estudio y preparación para vivir como discípulo cristiano(conocido como el catecumenado), los foros atraen a los participantes a reflexionarsobre la historia de la salvación, caminar hacia la tumba vacía y abrazar la realidadtransformadora del amor, la vida y la liberación. Mientras estamos con las tresmujeres en la tumba vacía, escuchamos su llamado a ir y vivir esa realidadtransformada. (Formato: descarga digital, disponible aquí.)          Día de retiro: el programa para el día de retiro condensa los foros en un viaje de unsolo día. Se ofrece como una opción para iglesias y diócesis que buscan unaalternativa a la clase semanal. (Formato: descarga digital, disponible aquí.)Los recursos adicionales de la estación, disponibles en español, incluyen:Fondo Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, Meditaciones para la CuaresmaBrújula de Vida: Viviendo bien a través de la CuaresmaCalendario de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de GraciasSi su ministerio ha desarrollado material estacional del Camino del Amor, por favor, compártalo en [email protected] Nos encantaría incluirlo en el sitio web y rezar por nuestro viaje compartido a una nueva vida.Explore el camino. Comience con un grupo pequeño. Siga a Jesús. Permita que el amor de Dios le transforme a usted y a su ministerio. Encuentre materiales para cada estación litúrgica aquí:www.episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL ‘Una Vida Transformada: El Camino del Amor para la Cuaresma’ disponible en español Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

U.K. universities sign first-of-a-kind wind driven power purchase agreement

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Twenty of the UK’s leading universities have struck a £50m deal to buy renewable energy directly from British windfarms for the first time.The collaborative clean energy deal will supply electricity from wind farms across Scotland and Wales to universities including Newcastle University, University of Exeter and Aberystwyth University.The landmark deal, known as a “power purchase agreement” or PPA, is the first time that public sector energy users have clubbed together to buy clean electricity.The PPA was arranged by deal brokers at The Energy Consortium and Squeaky Clean Energy to fix the price of renewable electricity from a portfolio British windfarms for the next 10 years. The universities will be guaranteed clean energy by the windfarm owner, Norwegian energy giant Statkraft, which will issue certificates matching the output of the windfarms.Richard Murphy, the managing director of The Energy Consortium, said the “groundbreaking deal” would help universities reduce their carbon emissions and save money by accessing the power purchase market for the first time. Murphy said that collaborative energy purchase deals mean that even small institutions are now “able to navigate a previously inaccessible market” too.More: UK universities in landmark deal to buy energy direct from windfarms U.K. universities sign first-of-a-kind wind driven power purchase agreementlast_img read more

Pew report critiques Salmonella outbreak response

first_img The PSP’s findings and recommendations are based on an extensive view of outbreak-related public records, including those of the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and congressional hearings. The authors of the 32-page report said in a press release that their goal was to frame questions for public health officials who will review the response to the outbreak, a probe that congressional leaders and produce industry representatives have requested. The PSP is based at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Problems with coordination and capacityAnother shortcoming that came to light was a lack of organization, capacity, and coordination that hurt the effectiveness of the outbreak response, the PSP authors report. They state that their review of the outbreak raises questions as to whether public health agencies shared data in a timely manner and whether poor communication between the agencies could have delayed the identification of peppers as the vehicle for Salmonella contamination. At a House subcommittee hearing on the Salmonella outbreak in late July, David Acheson, MD, the FDA’s associate commissioner of foods, said that the FDA, in proposing its Food Protection Plan last fall, asked for 10 specific legislative authorities, according to a previous report. Of those, “probably the one that’s most important is the one that requires preventive controls [in food production and processing]. That’s absolutely critical across the board,” he said. Jim O’Hara, director of the PSP, said in the statement that the problems identified in the report are nothing new. “Many of these problems have been identified for years by expert body after expert body,” he said. “If we pass up this opportunity to learn from this most recent outbreak, we will keep repeating the same costly mistakes—for public health and industry alike.” However, the document also notes that the FDA’s attempts to enact produce safety regulations as part of its 2007 Food Protection Plan, using its existing authority, have been ignored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Problems with coordination and capacity showed up in the CDC’s epidemic curve (“epi curve”), the report maintains. When the FDA issued its nationwide advisory about tomatoes on Jun 7, officials originally reported that 145 people had been infected at that time, but the epi curve they issued later showed that more than 800 people—55% of the outbreak total—had illness onsets before that date. Also, the CDC acknowledged that the delays in reporting cases were a sign that response capacity was strained. According to the report, state public health departments acted quickly to respond and inform the CDC, but the CDC could have acted more quickly to inform the FDA, which is responsible for leading multi-agency and trace-back investigations. Also, big, multistate investigations such as the S Saintpaul outbreak reveal a disconnect between the epidemiological and trace-back efforts. Nov 17 Produce Safety Project press release Who has power to mandate produce safety?During the outbreak, FDA officials said mandatory safety controls for produce were needed, but they were waiting on Congress to give them the authority. However, the PSP report says the FDA has used its existing statutory authority before to set Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations: in 1995 for seafood and in 2001 for juice. The report says the FDA has also proposed on-farm safety measures for shell eggs. Nov 17 Produce Safety Project reporthttp://www.producesafetyproject.org/admin/assets/files/0015.pdf The epi curve showed a normal bell shape, which suggested that the FDA’s interventions could have been too late or off target, the authors write. See also: The PSP authors write, “The lack of federal action has resulted in a patchwork-quilt approach to fresh produce safety. Moreover, federal inaction may well be eroding public confidence in the safety of the food supply.” Mixed and confusing messagesIn reviewing the public health messages that came from various agencies during the outbreak, the authors concluded that messages were frequent but inconsistent, pointing toward a need for officials to establish risk-communication strategies before an outbreak occurs. For example, a lack of detail about early case clusters hampered the tomato industry’s efforts to determine if there was a connection between illnesses and tomato distribution patterns. Nov 18, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – This past  summer’s nationwide Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak exposed several gaps in the nation’s food safety system, including poor organization and confusing risk communications, the Produce Safety Project (PSP), an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, said in a report yesterday. O’Hara called on the incoming Obama administration to make mandatory, enforceable safety standards for fresh produce a food-safety priority and to take steps to fix the nation’s broken outbreak response system. “Both actions will go a long way toward safeguarding public health and protecting farmers,” he said. “Because these investigations are conducted by two separate agencies, they tend to be treated as separate processes rather than being seen as two sides of the same coin, needing significant integration,” the report states. As another example, the report says that the CDC changed the way it graphically portrayed outbreak information at several points during the outbreak. “It is troubling that this determination was not made beforehand; it might have minimized the confusion and frustration experienced by state officials, the produce industry, and consumers,” it states. The outbreak, first reported in early June, sickened more than 1,400 people and badly hurt the fresh-tomato industry before authorities determined several weeks into the trace-back investigation that tainted jalapeno and Serrano peppers were the culprits. Jul 31 CIDRAP News story “State models cited as ways to improve outbreak response”last_img read more