Pray ‘fervently’ for peace in elections, says Kenya archbishop

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This is a call to fervent, concerted prayer for our nation, her potential leaders and citizens.”The last general elections in 2007 were marred by violence and killings. More than 1,300 people died and between 180,000 to 250,000 were displaced during the post-election violence.“While in the past, electoral seasons have been characterized by animosity, tensions and violence, as happened on a grand scale in 2007/2008, we exhort Kenyans to seize the moment and do it differently this time by shunning violence,” said Wabukala.Wabukala reminded Kenyans of the importance of these particular elections to their country. “We are in a decisive moment that will lay foundations for the future,” he said. “We cannot conduct peaceful campaigns and elections without divine intervention.”The archbishop also reminded Kenyan voters to take time to examine carefully the candidates aspiring for political office to ensure that “Kenya is led at all levels by men and women who have humility and lead with integrity, transparency, and accountability.”In a separate interview, Joyce Mwangi, documentation and communications officer for the Anglican Church of Kenya, revealed that the province partnered with the media and other churches in Kenya to organize and broadcast the first-ever televised debate for presidential aspirants on Feb. 14.“This was a debate with a Christian edge. Issues of morality and ethics such as abortion and corruption took center stage,” she said. “It was an effort to make leaders accountable to the people.” Mwangi also said that through the Kenyan Anglican Youth Organisation, the church has taken a “proactive” role of ensuring that youths actively participate in the elections without engaging in violent activities.“We have come up with a youth initiative called Wanjika, a Swahili term meaning ‘I will be accountable,’” she said. “It calls upon all the youths in the country to peacefully participate in the elections.”The Anglican Church in Kenya is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that peace prevails in the elections. “We have asked each and every parish to make sure that every service talks about peace, active participation in elections and the acceptance of the election results,” said Mwangi.Wabukala also challenged the security wing of government to continuously reassure Kenyans of the plans they have in place to avert a breakdown in law and order during the entire elections period.“We call upon the inspector general of police to use every legal avenue available to ensure that law and order is maintained during the campaigns, polling and after,” he said. “It is also important for all Kenyans to remain vigilant and alert during the electioneering period in view of the fact that we are still vulnerable to terror attacks.”The archbishop added: “Let us remember that our beloved nation is for us and the generations to come, our heritage from God. We have a responsibility to build a stable, prosperous and godly nation for ourselves and for those who will come after us, otherwise, history will judge this generation harshly.” Submit a Press Release Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Pray ‘fervently’ for peace in elections, says Kenya archbishop New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Bellah ZuluPosted Feb 18, 2013 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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Tim Cook: About That iPad Number…

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The weak spot on Apple’s September quarterly earnings report was the iPad sales number: 14 million shipments, down from 17 million in the June quarter.That’s almost three times as many as the number of Macs Apple shipped during the quarter, but it reflects only 26% growth from last year and 18% fewer iPads than the June quarter. Hardly a growth rate to be ecstatic about when the bold prediction is that the iPad/tablet industry will grow to zoom past the PC industry.Tim Cook’s comments on Apple’s earnings call should soften the blow a little.He said:The drop in iPad sales (to people) from the June quarter wasn’t as big as the reported drop in iPad shipments (to the sales channel). This is because iPad channel inventory had grown by 1.2 million units in the June quarter, so the September quarter didn’t have that same boost.This also affected year-over-year shipment growth, as the year-ago quarter was also uncharacteristically strong. It, too, included channel inventory build.So: iPad sales to people, or “sell-through,” actually increased 44% year-over-year, vs. the 26% in reported “sell-in,” or shipments.14 million shipments actually “exceeded” what Apple had anticipated. Apple expected a seasonal decline in September quarter iPad shipments vs. June quarter iPad shipments. OK.One reason Apple expected a sequential, seasonal decline: Because K-12 sales taper off after the June quarter, while higher-ed sales pick up in the September quarter. And higher-ed customers are still buying notebook PCs for the most part. (Mac laptop sales grew 9% year-over-year and grew 31% from the June quarter.) I don’t know how large edu-related sales are for either the iPad or Mac businesses, but this sounds plausible.People also delayed iPad purchases because of new product rumors.Fair enough. One quarter isn’t a reason to get worried about the iPad, anyway.But two big questions remain:How big is the iPad market really going to get? Is this something everyone’s going to have, or a luxury gadget?How will the iPad mini affect the overall iPad business? Especially if there are severe shortages during the holidays.See you again to go over this in January. Tags:#Apple#iPad Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img dan frommer Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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BJP-Sena seat-sharing deal may derail over Aarey

first_imgSeat-sharing talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena were threatening to go off track after Uddhav Thackeray on Monday declared that the Metro 3 car shed project at Aarey colony will meet the same fate as the Nanar oil refinery project, which the Maharashtra government scrapped a few months ago.The statement came on a day the BJP’s national joint secretary V. Satish attended the final leg of the party’s seat-sharing talks with the Shiv Sena in the city, while Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis confirmed talks were in the last stages already. “We are in continuous talks; we will soon take a decision on our seat-sharing arrangement,” Mr. Fadnavis said. The wedge between Mr. Thackeray and Mr Fadnavis over the proposed refinery at Nanar in Sindhudurg at one point got so deep that the Sena chief had publicly announced that the notification to acquire 16,000 hectares for the project stood cancelled. The CM later announced that Sena minister Subhash Desai, who heads the Industries Department, had no power to withdraw the notification for land acquisition. On Monday, a BJP leader said, “We are disappointed with the statement, since so far, the Sena has been playing a balancing role while opposing the (Aarey) project. But with this statement (Mr. Thackeray’s), they have made their position clear.” Mr. Thackeray’s statement comes in the wake of continuous pressure from activists and political opponents who have alleged doublespeak in the senior and junior (Aaditya) Thackerays’ stand on the project. Mr. Fadnavis, on the other hand, has claimed that Aarey is not a forest and his government will ensure the Metro Bhavan is constructed at the proposed site. BJP leaders said that as per the final round of talks, the BJP will likely propose 155-157 seats as its share, while asking Sena to take 115-117 seats and leaving around 18 seats for splinter groups who are part of the alliance. The new formula is not different from the promised 50:50 seat-sharing agreement arrived at by both parties before the Lok Sabha polls and it leaves room for negotiating over 20 to 25 seats on either side, leaders said. “From our side, this is the final number, considering many factors such as the wave in favour of the party post abrogation of Article 370,” a senior BJP leader said.last_img read more

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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 3

first_imgRead Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Okay, okay just bear with this a little.Sure Maddie Madayag scored just 12 points in Ateneo’s four-set win over University of the East, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14, but it was her leadership that shone through here.After starting the season with two straight losses, the Lady Eagles have now steadied and climbed to 2-2 and that’s thanks to no small part to Madayag’s leadership.Madayag was visibly talking to teammates while on the floor and on the bench, and the fourth-year middle blocker knows how important that is to a young team.“We need more confidence especially we have a new setter and new liberos,” said Madayag pointing out to the departure of Jia Morado and Gizelle Tan. “It’s like we need to have more motivation when we play in the future.”5. Dawn Macandili (De La Salle University, libero)Last week: No. 5Weeks on list: 3There’s just one constant in De La Salle’s play, and that is Dawn Macandili’s impressive defense. La Salle will usually see different players lead its offense, but defense is Macandili’s and hers alone.After three weeks, Macandili is the top at the Best Diggers list with 6.83 digs per set and the no. 2 at the Best Receivers column with an efficiency of 47.62 percent.6. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Last week: N/AIt’s been a longtime coming but Kianna Dy is in this list, and for lukewarm reasons.There’s no denying that Dy is a phenomenal player since she’s, arguably, the best opposite hitter of her UAAP generation but the Lady Spikers went 1-1 this week bumping her to this low in the list.Dy averaged 14.5 points this week and was crucial in the Lady Spikers’ five-set win, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, over the Lady Tamaraws.7. Dimdim Pacres (University of Santo Tomas, opposite hitter)Last week: N/A John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Dimdim Pacres has featured in her own narrative lately for the Golden Tigresses.Since Season 79, Pacres has been UST’s third scoring option behind Rondina and EJ Laure and head coach Kung Fu Reyes expected that from her this year.Pacres, however, struggled to find her groove in Season 80 as one of the team’s scorers behind Rondina and rookie Milena Alessandrini.In the three games prior to UST’s dismantling of Adamson, Pacres was averaging just 6.7 points and Reyes wanted more.Pacres responded with 13 points, almost double than her average, in a redemption game that brought her confidence back.“I had to step up and I was really frustrated the past few days because I really can’t bring my game back,” said Pacres in Filipino. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Jaja Santiago has been nothing short of dominant in the UAAP as she showed her force against the Lady Spikers in an epic five-set win, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, over the defending champions.NU’s captain poured in 27 points that treated a La Salle defense like fodder.And Santiago had her final two points in dramatic fashion against the Lady Spikers.Unable to come on to the floor in the waning moments of the fifth set, and La Salle needing just three points to win the match, Santiago had to watch in agony as NU hasn’t rotated enough for the middle blocker to take the floor.So when Aiko Urdas scored NU’s ninth point in the fifth set, Santiago entered the floor in a chorus of cheers as if Joan of Arc suddenly appeared on the field.Santiago’s mere presence alone inspired NU to hold on, and as if magic caused La Salle to commit three errors, to tie the set at 13-13.Then Santiago went to work, first sending a booming kill down La Salle’s defense for the 14-13 lead then another one for the 15-14 match point.2. Jasmine Nabor (National University, setter)Last week: No. 6Weeks on list: 2 1. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Last week: No. 1Weeks on list: 3It’s almost befitting that the first rankings in the Year of the Dog features a Lady Bulldog at the forefront.ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Jasmine Nabor is the Robin to Santiago’s Batman.And if the narrative in the match between NU and La Salle was for battle of supremacy between two undefeated teams, there’s also a chapter within this tale and that involved Nabor’s playmaking duel with Michelle Cobb.It’s safe to say that Nabor schooled the up-and-coming Cobb as NU got to a 4-0 start while La Salle slipped to 3-1There’s no denying that Cobb has finally distinguished herself as a capable playmaker for La Salle, she did end up as the no.2 player of Week 2, but Nabor worked with magic against the Lady Spikers.Nabor had all of NU’s 53 excellent sets, more than double than Cobb’s 27 and 20 more than what La Salle had as a whole team.And Santiago’s clutch kills in the final set? That was courtesy of Nabor’s fine passing.3. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Last week: No. 4Weeks on list: 3 View comments Three weeks in and the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament just got more interesting.National University, the league’s top seed, has distinguished itself as the early power after a thrilling five-setter against defending champion De La Salle, the league’s no. 2 team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt’s in the middle of the ladder that things suddenly got compelling as Ateneo, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, and Adamson University are all tied for the third seed with 2-2 records.And that’s about it for the third week, a late happy Chinese New Year to you ladies and gents and here are the seven players who got the best fortune in Week 3. Martinez ‘surprised’ with Olympics showing after just 3 weeks of training Cherry Rondina has been nothing but spectacular for University of Santo Tomas.It’s hard to imagine seeing a 5-foot-6 person strike fear in a game that usually sees height as an advantage, but the diminutive Rondina proves that she’s the UAAP’s atomic fireball.UST played just one game this week and that ended in a three-set sweep of Adamson, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, in match that left Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda speechless.“We didn’t fight her, my players totally bowed down,” said Padda as Rondina unleashed 22 points on them. “They were scared on defense, we couldn’t stop Rondina at the net.”“Cherry is capable of taking a whole set… the girls were intimidated.”And after the third week, Rondina and Santiago are tied atop the scoring ladder with 92 total points apiece.4. Maddie Madayag (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Last week: N/A NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READlast_img read more

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PBA: Globalport stuns TNT

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Globalport pulled off a 119-112 upset over TNT to get a crack at a quarterfinals spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Sports Center here.The Batang Pier relied on dead-eye shooting late in the game and improved to 3-3 for ninth place while the KaTropa slipped to 4-3 after seeing their streak snapped.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View comments GALLERY: NCAA Season 93 All-Star Skills Challenge MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side This is the first time in five games that TNT dropped a game against the Batang Pier whose losing streak dates back to last season’s Governors’ Cup.Globalport was rampant with its shooting in the final frame as Sean Anthony and Mike Cortez solely scored on the Batang Pier’s 13-4 run in the fourth to give their team a 104-92 lead at the 5:56 mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s a morale-boosting win for us,” said Batang Pier head coach Franz Pumaren. “Each game is very important and I think until the very end, every game will have a bearing because it’s all locked up in the middle of the standings.”Stanley Pringle lit up the boards with a game-high 30 points, on 10-of-16 shooting, eight rebounds, and four assists while Murphey Holloway added 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six assists for Globalport. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Anthony finished with 21 points and six rebounds for the Batang Pier.Glen Rice Jr. led TNT with a game-high 39 points to go along 13 rebounds but he turned the ball over 11 times.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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