Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension: Meet Deacon Ed Sniecienski…

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Deacon Ed SniecienskiIt is with pleasure that the Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension announce that Bishop Bruno, the Rector and Vestry, the Archdeacon Joanne Leslie, and Deacon Ed Sniecienski have all agreed to his assignment to serve here at the Church of the Ascension. Deacon Ed will be assisting with liturgy, preaching regularly, helping with pastoral care and administration, and of course, “other duties as assigned…”Deacon Ed’s professional career encompasses forty years of diverse experience in the fields of Education, Business, and Non-profits. In 2001, he joined the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles as Chaplain to the Bishop. In January, 2005, Ed was ordained a Deacon and named Canon in 2007. In 2011, he launched Discern with Me, an interactive web site sharing personal journeys through the “in between” places of our lives….from brokenness to wholeness (www.discernwithme.com) Ed is also a motivational speaker, retreat leader, and spiritual director. He sits on the Boards of Hillsides and Holy Family Services.His ministry is deeply grounded in a desire to stand at the edge of his knowledge using all his capabilities to meet the broken and poor, never forgetting that he is one of them. And finally from the Deacon himself: “To all my sisters and brothers at Ascension: I am deeply honored and blessed to be reminded that as I walk with you, I walk in the Presence of the Holy One.”Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 25 E. Laurel Ave., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-1133 or visit www.ascension-sierramadre.com. Faith & Religion Events Sierra Madre Episcopal Church of the Ascension: Meet Deacon Ed Sniecienski… Published on Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 8:12 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Lam backs Hong Kong electoral changes excluding opponents

first_img TAGS  Twitter HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam gave her clear support Tuesday to electoral reforms that would likely further exclude opposition voices and cement Beijing’s control over the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s politics. Her comments came a day after a top Beijing official signaled major changes would be coming to ensure Hong Kong is run by “patriots,” a sign that China intends to no longer tolerate dissenting voices, 23 years after the former British colony was handed over to Chinese rule with a promise it could maintain its own rights and freedoms for 50 years. Following China’s imposition of a sweeping national security law on the city last year, authorities have moved to expel members of the city’s Legislative Council deemed insufficiently loyal and rounded up veteran opposition leaders on charges including illegal assembly and colluding with foreign forces. Government critics and Western governments accuse Beijing of going back on its word and effectively ending the “one country, two systems” framework for governing the dynamic Asian financial hub. Lam said political strife and unrest in the city, including anti-government protests in 2019 as well as protests in 2014, showed there were always some people who are “rather hostile” to the central authorities in China. “I can understand that the central authorities are very concerned, they do not want the situation to deteriorate further in such a way that ‘one country, two systems’ cannot be implemented,” Lam said at a regular news briefing. The Hong Kong government on Tuesday also said it plans to require district councilors — many of whom are directly elected by their constituents and tend to be more politically independent — to pledge allegiance to Hong Kong as a special region of China. Currently, only the chief executive, high officials, executive council members, lawmakers and judges are required to take an oath of office. Those who are found to take the oath improperly or who do not uphold the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, will be disqualified and barred from running for office for five years, according to the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Erick Tsang. Opposition figures swept district council elections following the 2019 protests and the Beijing authorities have since sought to prevent them from exerting influence on other aspects of the political system. The move comes after an oath-taking controversy in 2016 ion which six pro-democracy lawmakers were expelled from the legislature after court rulings that they had not properly pledged allegiance because they mispronounced words, added words or read the oath extremely slowly. Hong Kong’s legislature is expected to deliberate the draft legal amendments on March 17. On Monday, Xia Baolong, director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, said Hong Kong could only be ruled by “patriots,” which exclude those who lobby other countries for foreign sanctions and “troublemakers.” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin added to those assertions Tuesday, saying that “people in important positions, holding important powers and shouldering important administration responsibilities must be staunch patriots. It is a matter of course.” The electoral changes are expected to be discussed and possibly passed at next month’s meeting of the National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp legislature, and its advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. They will likely take the form of a redistribution of votes in the 1,200-member electoral commission that selects Hong Kong’s chief executive, subject to Beijing’s veto. The commission is composed of voting blocs intended to represent Hong Kong’s various economic, educational and social sectors, along with its largely Beijing-dominated political institutions. The one exception is the 117 commission members drawn from among the city’s 458 local district councilors. With all other commission members deemed to be firmly under Beijing’s control, speculation has risen that the 117 district council votes will be transferred to another bloc, possibly that of Hong Kong’s representatives to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, ensuring that they will follow Beijing’s directives. It remains unclear whether Lam, who is deeply unpopular among Hong Kong’s population, will seek a second five-year term in next year’s poll. Another possibility is that China will close what it calls “loopholes” in the election for members of the Legislative Council, now entirely dominated by pro-Beijing legislators since opposition deputies resigned en masse last year after four were expelled for being insufficiently loyal to the government. Lam postponed elections for the council last year, citing concerns over COVID-19, in a move largely seen as designed to prevent an opposition victory. Of the 70 members of the council, half are directly elected from geographic constituencies while the rest are drawn from trade and other special interest groups. Changes could include preventing district counselors from also sitting in the body or simply raising the requirements for loyalty and patriotism above the already stringent levels they are set at now. 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DONG Energy to Take Care of Borssele 1&2 from Vlissingen

first_imgDONG Energy has decided to set up an operation and maintenance base for its 752MW Borssele 1&2 project at the Vlissingen harbour. The developer has signed a Letter of Intent with Zeeland Seaports, with both parties agreeing on further development of a specific location in Vlissingen Buitenhaven in the coming months. The final contract will be signed as soon as both parties reach an agreement on the terms and conditions, DONG stated.Claus Bøjle Møller, Programme Director for Borssele 1&2 at DONG Energy: “Vlissingen offers an excellent location for our O&M base in terms of onshore and offshore logistics as well as maritime services for the construction and operation of our new wind farm.”Jasper Vis, Country Manager for DONG Energy Netherlands, said: “We look forward to settling in the province of Zeeland and contributing to further regional economic development and long-term employment.We will obviously enter into a dialogue with companies in the region and our future neighbors to explore the options for cooperation.”DONG Energy won the concession rights to build Borssele 1&2 in July 2016, with an average bid strike price (excluding transmission costs) of EUR 72.70 per MWh during the first 15 years of the contract. After that, the wind farms will receive the market price.In early July of this year, DONG Energy and Siemens Gamesa signed an agreement for the supply and maintenance of 94 8MW turbines for the project, followed by signing of a grid connection agreement with TenneT.Borssele 1&2 will be located 22km from the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland in water depths between 14 and 38 metres and will cover an area of 128.3km2. The power supplied by the 752MW offshore wind farm will be sufficient to cover the annual electricity consumption of close to one million households.The project is scheduled for commissioning by the end of 2020.last_img read more

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Tagoe is new WBA international champ after stopping Reyes in round 4

first_imgEmmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe lived up to his word by totally outclassing his Filipino foe, Joebert Delos Reyes at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday night to continue his march towards the much craved world title dream.Tagoe was at his pugilistic best, flooring Reyes four times on the way to a fourth round stoppage of Reyes in front of his boss, Asamoah Gyan.The BabyJet Promotions event was codenamed ‘Legendary Fists’ in the Ghanaian capital.Tagoe showed his intents in  the very first round, opening with a dominant flurry of punches, jabs and uppercuts so much the 25 year old Reyes could find no answers to resulting in a knockdown in the opening round.The Filipino managed to beat the referee’s count to finish the round and even handle the incessant pressure from the Ghanaian in rounds two and three.However the fourth round will prove the undoing of Reyes following a dominant performance by Tagoe who sent his opponent to the canvas three times, that the referee had no choice than to stop the bout with just a quarter of the 12 scheduled rounds gone. Tagoe who has vowed to realise the childhood dream of world championship glory, was full of praise for his BabyJet promotions team after he was decorated with the WBA title.”I am very grateful to my team for all their support, my boss Asamoah Gyan has also done well always calling me to find out how I’m doing and giving em everything,” tagoe said at ringside.”I also thank Joshua Clottey for taking his time to come to my training to advice me and all otehr former champiosn including Ike Quartey for tehir continued advices,” Game Boy added.He concluded: “I have the talent, God blessed me with this talent and am working hard and surely with the support of my team and everyone else I am going to bring the world title.”–last_img read more

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March Madness 2019: Haste wasted Ahmed Hill’s game-tying attempt vs. Duke

first_imgSN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​Coach Buzz Williams drew up a beautiful, though not unfamiliar play: a backscreen for his team’s highest-flying player, who would spin to the middle, catch a lob pass from point guard Justin Robinson and then either drop the ball in the goal or throw it down hard to tie the game.Hill, a 6-5 senior guard whose vertical leap has been measured at better than 46 inches, was an obvious choice. Robinson threw the pass where Hill could get to it. Duke’s defenders did not read the play right and were helpless to affect the outcome.But Hill did not complete the play. Duke won, 75-73, and will return Sunday against Michigan State for a spot in the Final Four.Déjà vu!Duke wins on a missed layup again. pic.twitter.com/Q3m6r1HU4J— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 30, 2019“Justin threw a great pass and I just came up short,” Hill told reporters. “And that was about it. I wasn’t worried about anything. I just tried to get my eyes locked on the rim and it just bounced to the left.”His actions on the court, however, demonstrated he was worried about one thing: the clock.Hill never attempted to fully catch the basketball when he arrived near the rim. Instead, he rushed to release it and guide it toward the goal. In doing so, the angle of his leap to reach the ball knocked it off course and to the left of the rim. It never had a chance. His haste not to wind up like Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis — his fingertip still touched on a would-be buzzer-beating dunk to end the Bearcats’ 2016 first-round game against Saint Joseph’s — meant being unable to put the ball on target.MORE: Duke barely survives — again The ball was in Ahmed Hill’s hands for a fraction of a second, and that was the problem.Trailing by two points to NCAA Tournament 1-seed Duke in their East Region semifinal late Friday, Virginia Tech was assigned to inbound the ball from the baseline with 1.1 seconds left in regulation. A successful 3-pointer would win the game for the Hokies and send them to the Elite Eight. A layup or short jumper would lead to overtime. Thing is, 1.1 on the clock is a reasonably long time in a basketball game. It was plenty of time for Hill to have completed the play as designed. But maybe he hadn’t given consideration to what he could accomplish in the time allowed, because the play the Hokies used is one they often reserve for when they haven’t time for much more than a tip.“I asked the lead official when they were about to put the ball in play out of bounds under if the clock was right. He said the alternate official said that it was. And I said, ‘No, did you see it?’ And then right before they put it in play, they went to the monitor again,” Williams said. “The thing about that play that we ran, we’re going to run it with less than one second. And it was .6. So we have no choice but to run that play. And then it changed to 1.1. It was still the right play.“The pass was perfect. Med caught it. He just missed it.”last_img read more

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