The force of Matt Banahan

first_imgTAGS: Bath Rugby LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Matt Banahan eyeing up his next victimWhat would you do if you were faced with the a 6ft 7in brick wall? Well you don’t need to imagine. The clip shows Yves Donguy of Toulouse who is unfortunate to be the last line of defence and tasked with tackling the tank that is Matt Banahan. Donguy and full-back Maxime Medard are no match!last_img

France 22-24 England: The Verdict

first_img Top trio: England’s three try-scorers in Paris – Ben Foden, Tom Croft and Manu TuilagiBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIn a nutshellEngland outscored France three tries to one, but didn’t make life easy for themselves. Manu Tuilagi and Ben Foden touched down early in the first half, but it was Tom Croft’s effort – a burst through like the proverbial knife through butter – in the 70th minute that sealed this win. By that point, England’s indiscipline had allowed the French to narrow the gap. Wesley Fofana maintained his Six Nations try-scoring streak late on but Francois Trinh-Duc’s drop-goal attempt then fell short and England were able to close out a memorable win.Key momentWith Charlie Sharples in the sin-bin, Wesley Fofana produced a lovely break but his failure to pass inside to the unmarked Morgan Parra cost France a certain try as his subsequent knock-on allowed England to clear their lines. It was a decision that saw him berated by captain Thierry Dusautoir and will not make pretty viewing when it comes to video analysis this week. Power surge: Imanol Harinordoquy is stopped Star manImanol Harinordoquy was given the official Man of the Match award and the France No 8 was immense, but I’m giving it to Tom Croft. Not only did he score the crucial try, showing a great turn of pace in the process, but he put pressure on the French lineout and was solid in defence, putting in a couple of important hits on Harinordoquy when the Frenchman was on the rampage.Room for improvementEngland definitely need to improve on the discipline front. They’re one of the worst offenders in the Six Nations and were lucky their high penalty count didn’t cost them a win in Paris.They must also learn when not to throw risky passes. A few times against France, players were offloading willy-nilly and the French gratefully accepted the gift of loose ball. If Les Bleus had been more accurate in attack, it could have led to a seven-pointer.As for France, they still seem a little unsure of their game plan in attack and often play as individuals rather than as a team. Their defence was also off-point and England were able to cut through far too easily. They will need to shore that up before playing Wales on Saturday. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Smooth move: Ben Morgan offloads to Ben Foden to set up England’s second tryTop statsEngland have now won all three of their away games in the championship for the first time since the inception of the Six Nations.England conceded nearly three times as many penalties as France – 11 to four – while France made 10 offloads out of the tackle compared to England’s three.Match highlightsFRANCE: Clement Poitrenaud; Vincent Clerc (Maxime Mermoz 37), Aurelien Rougerie, Wesley Fofana, Julien Malzieu; Lionel Beauxis (Francois Trinh-Duc 74), Julien Dupuy (Morgan Parra 50); Jean-Baptiste Poux (Vincent Debaty 50), Dimitri Szarzewski (William Servat 50), Nicolas Mas, Pascal Pape, Yoann Maestri (Lionel Nallet 55), Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Julien Bonnaire (Louis Picamoles 67), Imanol Harinordoquy.Try: Fofana. Con: Parra. Pens: Beauxis 3, Dupuy, Parra. NOT FOR FEATURED In quotes – winnersEngland coach Stuart Lancaster: “I’m hugely proud of the effort all the players put in and it epitomised the character we’ve got in this side that we’re building. The players deserve great credit for coming to the Stade de France and getting a win. It helped having a lot of supporters here and back home screaming at their tellies. Great credit to France, they never gave up, but we held on for a fantastic win.”In quotes – losersFrance coach Philippe Saint-Andre: “Matches between France and England have a particular flavour, but this one feels a bit bitter. It did seem we were missing a lot of things technically and as coach I must take my share of responsibility. The last challenge for us is to go to Cardiff and stop Wales doing the Grand Slam.” ENGLAND: Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, Manu Tuilagi, Brad Barritt, Charlie Sharples; Owen Farrell, Lee Dickson (Ben Youngs 72); Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole (Matt Stevens 69), Mouritz Botha (Tom Palmer 56), Geoff Parling, Tom Croft, Chris Robshaw (captain), Ben Morgan (Phil Dowson 63, Rob Webber 74).Tries: Tuilagi, Foden, Croft. Cons: Farrell 3. Pen: Farrell.last_img read more

French test for Wales lock Luke Charteris

first_img Early blow: Nicolas Mas presents the ball during Perpignan’s first-round defeat by ToulonBy Gavin Mortimer, Rugby World writerDOWN IN Perpignan Luke Charteris isn’t hard to miss. At 6ft 9in and 20st, and with that fair Celtic skin of his, he stands out a mile in the Catalan city where people tend to be shorter, stockier and slightly more bronzed. Not that the Wales lock minds the attention. “I’m loving it down here,” he tells Rugby World. “The people are so friendly and passionate about their rugby. They want to talk to me about it, which is great, but my French needs improving before I can start bantering back.”There is one downside, however, to his new life in the South of France. “The heat’s killing me!” he says, laughing. “I’ll be so happy when it’s winter.” So will a lot of the locals. A heatwave has been sweeping across France in August, pushing temperatures into the 100s – just as the new Top 14 season kicked off.At least Perpignan began their campaign with an evening kick-off at the Stade Aimé Giral against last season’s Top 14 runners-up Toulon. It was a match that featured 11 Brits in total: seven Englishmen, three Welshman and a solitary Scot in Alasdair Strokosch, and it was one of Toulon’s English contingent that won the day for the visitors with Jonny Wilkinson scoring all his side’s points in the 21-15 win.“We were bitterly disappointed with the defeat,” admits Charteris, who moved from the Dragons to Perpignan on a three-year contract earlier in the summer. “It was our discipline that cost us because we had all the possession in the second half. The stats showed Toulon made about 130 tackles to our 40. We created three or four good chances but we just kept making silly errors.”Wilkinson punished those errors in a faultless display of kicking, but despite the defeat Charteris believes Perpignan are already showing signs of their potential. “We have a new coach (Marc Delpoux), a lot of new players and I think in a lot of areas we looked good so I’m confident we’ll have a good season.” Before signing for Perpignan, Charteris sought the advice of international team-mate James Hook, who made the switch from the Ospreys last summer. What he heard from the fly-half was all positive and so far the 29-year-old second-row is having the time of his life, saying he feels “mentally freshened up” by his move south.Cool hand Luke: Charteris in actionIt’s too early to properly compare the Top 14 to the RaboDirect Pro12 but there is one difference Charteris has already noticed. “The atmosphere in the stadium on Saturday was amazing,” he says, adding: “It was comparable to an international match. And we lost! What’s it going to be like when we win? Other than that there isn’t much difference I’ve seen so far. Perpignan is a very professional club and what we do in training is very similar to what I was doing back home.”Charteris won the last of his 37 caps as a replacement in the 20-19 defeat to Australia in June and he hopes to add to his collection in November’s Internationals. “It was a tough decision to leave Wales,” he admits. “I know I’ve put myself at a disadvantage by coming to France, particularly with there being so much strength in depth in the second row in Wales, but the challenge for me is to play better in France than I was in Wales. I’ve got all the release forms (in my contract) so there won’t be any problem with Perpignan letting me play for Wales if I’m required.” NOT FOR FEATURED LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In the meantime Charteris is focusing his energies on reviving the fortunes of Perpignan, a club that has slipped down the French hierarchy since they won the Top 14 title in 2009. Last season they finished 11th, prompting a huge overhaul of the squad. Out went 20 players, either into retirement or to another club, and in came 11 new faces including an Englishman, a Samoan, a Scotsman and Tongan. “Fortunately there are a lot of guys who speak English and French,” says Charteris, “so they can point us in the right direction when the coaches start screaming in French.”There’ll be screams of delight in Perpignan in the coming months if the men in the ‘sang et or’ (blood and gold) shirts climb back to the peak of the Top 14.last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations – Wales: Five things we’ve learned

first_imgThe Welsh scrum had a rare off day in Paris. Wales won four, but lost three – a completion of just 57.1%. Even more unusual was the player who was deemed responsible for the fragility – Adam Jones was penalised four times against France. But whilst the Welsh scrum struggled and some of the blame will undoubtedly fall on certain players, the playing surface at Stade de France must share some of the responsibility. The turf was dangerously unstable. It looked like the French supporters had released a mole on to the field instead of a cockerel. It was so bad that a decision to play passive scrums wouldn’t have been out of the question. Of course, Wales can have little complaint, the surface in the Millennium Stadium has had its problems but compared to the pitch in Paris it looked like the Prairies of North Dakota.Ryan Jones bossed itNo entry: Modern defences are now too effectiveIn the week leading up to the game all of the attention focused on who would play at seven. As it happened the biggest impact was made by the man who wore six – Ryan Jones. Jones was simply superb against France and it was exactly the sort of performance that Wales required. Jones was Wales’ joint-top ball carrier – along with Andrew Coombs who once again put in a valuable showing. But these weren’t the sort of showpony carries that will be pinged around Twitter – it wasn’t that sort of game.  Jones’ carries were short and powerful – the sort that suck up defenders and their energy levels, and rarely result in a turnover. Ryan Jones may no longer be the first name in the starting line-up, but he is undoubtedly the first name on the bench. Wales need his leadership and experience more than ever. Modern Rugby is boringTaking nothing away from Wales’ victory in France, but modern rugby can be a desperately drab affair. The word ‘modern’ should have positive connotations.  ‘Modern’ is a step forward, a progression.  Yet in many ways the modern game has taken rugby backwards – particularly when it comes to entertainment. Defensive systems have become so effective that they are now dominating and destroying the game at the same time. Whilst we all admire teams having a 90%+ tackle completion, as Wales did on Saturday, it is not the reason why people pay £80 for a ticket. We all want rugby to progress, but maybe the game could do with taking a little step backwards – literally. Making the defensive line sit back a metre from the base of a ruck or maul, unless on the try line, may be a good start. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Collective relief: Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies show what the Wales win meant after consecutive eight lossesBy Paul WilliamsThe wait is finally overWALES’ WIN against France cannot be summed up by numbers and statistics – even though, scrum apart, the numbers were in the black. The Welsh lineout ran at an impressive 90.9%. Wales had parity with possession and territory and Leigh Halfpenny once again kicked everything that he placed on the tee. Wales’ defensive stats were heartening – the tackle completion stood at 90.8%. Wales also reduced France to just seven separate visits beyond their 22 yard line and even when the French did manage to enter the redzone Wales didn’t concede a single point as a result. However, all this information is superfluous. As is the fact that France played poorly, very poorly. Wales won. The run of eight straight losses is over. End of.  If we are looking for an objective measure for the significance of Wales’ win against France, then measure the carbon dioxide levels in Wales at around 6.40pm on Saturday evening – a nation’s collective sigh of relief was immense.Accomplished: Biggar managed the game’s last quarter wellDan Biggar deserves praiseDan Biggar is one of those players who’s judged on his negatives rather than his positives. Hopefully this will not be the case after his performance against France. Biggar played well on Saturday. Granted, there were a few errant kicks, but overall Biggar’s tactical kicking was good – he regularly placed kicks into the opposition’s 22, three or four metres from the touchline, forcing the French covering defenders to kick or carry into touch. He defended his channel admirably, making eight tackles and missing just one – only one tackle less than Toby Faletau. But by far the most impressive aspect of his game was the way he controlled the last quarter. Supporters have been crying out for an outside-half who can close out a game in the last ten minutes – Biggar did just that. And of course there was the delicate chip kick that led to George North’s try. If Dan Carter, not Dan Biggar, had executed the match-winning chip then the plaudits would be flooding in. The name may be different but the reaction should be the same. As they say, en France, bien joué Dan Biggar.The Welsh scrum struggled – unusually Wales’ hooker Richard Hibbard (C) is tackled by France’s flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo (L) and France’s centre Mathieu Bastareaud (R) during the Six Nations Rugby Union match between France and Wales at the Stade de France on February 9, 2013 in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

Lions 2013: Here come the Expendables

first_imgSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 04: Barbarians coach David Young looks on during a Barbarians training session at the Sydney Football Stadium on June 4, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images) These games are always tricky. Remember the Argentina test in 2005 at the Millennium Stadium? That almost ignominious 25-all draw put a downer on the tour before the squad had even departed the UK and Ireland. So expect Gatland and his backroom to send out a strong side in Hong Kong; one capable of sending a message.Expect blockbuster pyrotechnics to be the backdrop to the East’s city of lights, one that never, ever sleeps. Crack squad: (l-r) Castro, Evans, Fourie, Tindall and Harinordoquy will all face the Lions in Hong KongBy Alan DymockTHERE’S A job needing done in the Far East. There’s a hoard coming from afar and they are well-equipped, well-trained and they are mean. It is time to fight fire with fire, though, and if the interlopers are to get a test rather than a glorified photo op, their first opponents will need to bring in some firepower.The Barbarians are gonna need rugby’s Expendables.Expect Fireworks: Baa-Baa blastersOkay, it’s a bit of light-hearted fun, but the world’s most recognisable invitational side will be the first opponents on the British and Irish Lions 2013 tour when they line up against the home nations’ select in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 1 and on the hard track of China they will form the first line of defence, on the trade route to Australia.So with Warren Gatland’s Lions squad being named April 30 and with the Australian Rugby Union making their plans to pull the Wallabies players out of action weeks before the first test there is a need to confront the juggernaut and their supporters with something impressive, or at least something entertaining and capable of extracting cheers of “Whoa!” from witnesses.The Baa-Baas are drip-feeding us – that rag-tag band of British and Irish fans merrily dancing behind the Lions – some names; names of heavy-hitting, experienced internationals who could detonate in Hong Kong.Martin Castrogiovanni; Nick Evans; Jaque Fourie; Mike Tindall; Imanol Harinordoquy. These are just the kind of rough-edged megastars that would be able to hold the Lions in check. They are also the kind of free-wheeling, one-handed ball-toting chancers that would kick off a tour with a sense of razzmatazz. Once you also throw into the mix names like Sergio Parisse, Leonardo Ghiraldini and Kahn Fotuali’i you realise that the forecast will not be so much for blunt force trauma as flung passes, mazy runs and more than a few chips over the top. Oh, and expect a cross-field kick or two.Commander: Dai Young will want a fire-fight in Hong KongOf course, the Lions have their work cut out and would be happy for a run out, even if this gala showcase will be built up as a stern bout. After all, just four days later the Lions face the Western Force in Perth and three days after that they face the Queensland Reds at the Suncorp Stadium.Summer tour commander, apologies coach, Dai Young, Wasps director of rugby, and player-coach Tindall will have a clearer picture of what they have to work with as domestic league and cup campaigns draw to a close. In the coming weeks we will be given more Barbarian soldiers of fortune.The black and white-hooped mavericks will first play England in Twickenham on Sunday, May 26. Then they head East. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

RW Icons calendar: Why we made our choices

first_imgIf you agree, or disagree, please join the debate on Twitter @Rugbyworldmag Difficult pick: Narrowing our Icons calendar down to 12 was a painful processBy Owain JonesWHEN PUTTING your name to any definitive list, you open yourself up to, at best healthy debate, at worst widespread ridicule, so when RW came up with the Icons calendar concept, we made sure blood, sweat and tears were expended narrowing down a list of 12 global superstars that we felt had the perfect mix of ability, charisma and sheer star quality.Of course, omitting the likes of Joost van der Westhuizen, Dan Carter, Serge Blanco, Willie John McBride, Mike Gibson, David Campese or Gavin Hastings – we could go on, and on – was a wrench and will be sacrilege to many because, clearly, there are more than a dozen icons in the game that we hold close to our heart.Born leader: O’Driscoll ralliesOur criteria was simple; an icon symbolizes an individual who has transcended the game by an act or deed, on or off the pitch.For that reason, Jonah Lomu was the first name scribbled down. He was the world’s first global rugby superstar and the way, as a 19-year-old, he brutally dismantled Will Carling’s England in the semi-final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, simply took the breath away.Another moment in 1995, that set off a million flashbulbs around the world, came when Nelson Mandela handed the Webb Ellis Cup to Springbok captain Francois Piennar. It was  a handshake that united the Rainbow Nation.Far fresher in the memory is the world’s most successful international captain, Richie McCaw. The first man to win 100 Tests and the last captain to lift the World Cup. Throw in the fact that he’s probably the best openside the world has ever seen, and his legend only grows.Australia has gifted us a plethora of incredible players but you know someone is pretty special when their nickname is ‘Nobody’ because ‘Nobody’s perfect’, so penalty-kicking lock John Eales, winner of two World Cups, makes the list. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Force of nature: Jonah LomuGareth Thomas is a pioneer, he was courageously the first player to come out as gay but his achievements on the pitch stand up to scrutiny. He was the first Welsh player to pass 100 caps, a Lions captain, a Grand Slam winner and Heineken Cup winner. You have to give it to ‘Alfie’, he walked the walk.Someone who is already deified in many quarters is Brian O’Driscoll. O’Driscoll is the embodiment of an icon; humble, charismatic and someone who has achieved almost everything in the game; four Lions tours, a Grand Slam, a treble of Heineken Cups and is now fast-moving towards the most highly capped international of all time. O’Driscoll needs little introduction, just BOD.Despite hanging up his boots in 35 years ago, Gareth Edwards is still revered as one of the greatest players ever to grace the game and is scorer of the most celebrated try in history for the Barbarians in 1973, while proud Scot Sir Ian McGeechan has done more than any one person to advance the Lions mythology.Deadly: Wilkinson in full-flowWe couldn’t leave our Gallic friends out, and for us, the sight of the fearless French openside Jean-Pierre Rives, blond locks flowing in the wing, shirt covered in blood at the Parc des Princes, exemplifies the unique attributes France have given the game. The same could be said of Fijian Prince, Waisele Serevi, a South Sea Islander with regal talents. Serevi’s individual brilliance not only helped Sevens develop into a global behemoth, but from 2016, an Olympic sport.Finally, there’s the duo who will be etched forever into the consciousness of every England fan. Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson. Captain and marksman played an integral part helping Sir Clive Woodward’s team became the first Northern Hemisphere team to lift the World Cup. England’s fly-half Jonny Wilkinson kicks the ball during the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match France vs England at Eden Park in Auckland on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

2019 Rugby World Cup: England 39-10 Argentina

first_img 2019 Rugby World Cup: England 39-10 ArgentinaHead-to-headPlayed – 24England wins – 19Argentina wins – 4Draws – 1Did You Know?Four years after being eliminated after their third match, England became the first team to clinch a quarter-final berth.Pumas hooker Agustin Creevy came on for his 88th Test appearance, overtaking Felipe Contepomi’s Argentina record of 87.Tomas Lavanini’s red card was the fifth at this World Cup – a new record. There were four red cards at the 1995 and 1999 tournaments.Ben Youngs and Dan Cole each won their 91st cap, overtaking Jonny Wilkinson to lie joint third in England’s all-time list.Jonny May has scored 15 Test tries since the start of 2018 – more than any other player.Luke Cowan-Dickie has scored a try in all three of England’s matches at Japan 2019.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn a nutshellThere was a real tension before kick-off, with fans bouncing in the build-up and the accumulative pressures of England hoping to prove they weren’t “boring” and the general closeness of the pool adding to it. In the 12th minute there was even an all-in as Pablo Matera put a late hit on Ben Youngs.It was all set to be one of those slugfests. But when Tomas Lavanini got a red card in the 18th minute all that was left was some frustration on the way to an inevitable result. England got their bonus point win.Telling moment: Tomas Lavanini gets his red card (Getty Images)People will say the card ruined the contest – and it did – but there was no hiding for the big man. He failed to bend with Owen Farrell running right at him, and after his shoulder thumped the England captain’s head, the colour of referee Nigel Owens’s card was set. His World Cup is over.It was a scrappy affair before and after the card – Farrell missed all four of his shots at goal in the opening 40 and there are serious questions of why on earth he did not leave the field for an HIA – but the advantage was always going to tell. The second half was business-like for Eddie Jones’s charges.England’s first try came from knocking a ball into the opposition 22 and making them run it out of bounds. When the lineout plunged towards the line it was brought down, leaving George Ford to draw two defenders and send Jonny May over for the score.England toiled with their man advantage after the carding, and it took until the 35th minute for Elliot Daly to add a second try. Again the forwards went close, with Maro Itoje an eyelash away from the try-line. Farrell was sent the ball from that ruck, and he slung it to Daly who, with May screaming on his outside, arced in between Matias Moroni and Emiliano Bofelli.Five minutes into the second half Ford wrapped up the try bonus, crashing over from a few metres out as England marched forward. Farrell finally got his shooting boots on, slotting a settling conversion.England cracked open from set-piece in the final quarter as a switch in midfield set Matias Moroni racing through for a retaliatory try, but they closed up again. As Jack Nowell took a ball tight to the right flank – this being the wing’s reintroduction to Test rugby having not played since 1 June – he bounced into three defenders and went wheeling in the opposite direction to score a converted try.Breaking away: Santiago Carreras hurdles the defence (Getty Images)It was all rounded off by a driven for Luke Cowan-Dickie and then another all-in. Job done: Elliot Daly and Jonny May celebrate a try (Getty Images) Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. England guarantee their progress to the knock-outs after defeating 14-man Argentina England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015,… Rugby World Cup Groups Rugby World Cup Groups Los Pumas failed to make it to the… After the pushing and shoving ended, Farrell slotted the conversion.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageStar ManThere was an intensity to the ball-throw celebration from George Ford as he started the second the half with a try of his own. It often feels like he is out there trying to prove a point when he directs play for England now.With a man down, England needed to build pressure and slot kicks in behind. His luck was in when he slid a kick into Pumas territory and it went out after hitting the pylon in the left corner but he also knocked a precision clearance into the right-hand corner too. When a blitz came up he dinked it over the top.He was making decisions quickly and he was accurate. It was not sexy – but in a game when nothing was, it’s the efficiency you admire.Going over: George Ford dives in from a few yards (Getty Images)The ReactionEngland head coach Eddie Jones: “We’re exactly where we wanted to be, with 15 points after three games, we’ve played in front of a fantastic crowded Tokyo stadium and that’s that’s another great day for the World Cup.”Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma: “Well, obviously after the red card it became really hard. We made many easy mistakes that we could have avoided, especially in the second half. We couldn’t build momentum and we were with a guy less. So we needed a clear goal. We had a couple of good plays that we couldn’t play. And obviously, in the second half, it became too hard for the boys.”The teamsEngland: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson (Jack Nowell 68), Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell (captain), Jonny May, George Ford (Henry Slade 68), Ben Youngs (Willi Heinz 47); Joe Marler (Mako Vunipola 63), Jamie George (Luke Cowan-Dickie 65), Kyle Sinckler (Dan Cole 62), Maro Itoje, George Kruis (Courtney Lawes 55), Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola (Lewis Ludlam 40).Tries: May 8, Daly 35, Youngs 43, Ford 45, Nowell 73, Cowan-Dickie 80. Cons: Farrell 3. Pen: Farrell.Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli; Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando (Bautista Delguy 57), Jeronimo de la Fuente, Santigo Carreras, Benjamin Urdapilleta (Lucas Mensa 60), Tomas Cubelli (Felipe Ezcurra 60); Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Mayco Vivas 49), Julian Montoya (Agustin Creevy), Juan Figallo (Santiago Medrano), Guido Petti (Tomas Lezana 54), Tomas Lavanini, Pablo Matera (captain), Marcos Kremer, Javier Ortega Desio (Matias Alemanno).Try: Moroni 70. Con: Boffelli. Pen: Urdapilleta.Red card: Lavanini 18. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Collapse Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups…last_img read more

Meet rugby referee Wayne Barnes

first_imgWhile refereeing his fifth Premiership final match in 2013, between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers, Barnes infamously sent off Dylan Hartley after the hooker called him “a f****** cheat”. Hartley became the first player ever to be sent off in a Premiership final, subsequently missing the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia that summer.In 2017, Barnes broke the record for refereeing the most Premiership fixtures, with a record of 191. Since then, he has surpassed 200 and is closing in on 100 test appearances.Barnes’ selection for the 2011, 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups adds to his 2007 appointment, eventually culminating in winning the 2019 Rugby Referee of the Year. To coincide with his award, Barnes was expected to officiate the 2019 Rugby World Cup final. However, with England reaching the final to face South Africa, Barnes had to settle for refereeing the bronze medal match. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Referee Wayne BarnesWayne Barnes, born in 1978, has been a professional referee since 2005 when he was just 26 years old. Barnes became the RFU’s youngest ever full time elite referee at the time.The Gloucester-born barrister turned referee enjoyed a sharp ascent in his career after turning professional in 2005. His test debut came in the inaugural 2006 Pacific Five Nations, after featuring at the 2005 U21 Rugby World Championship.In 2007, Barnes’ appointment for the 2007 Rugby World Cup before the age of 30 signalled his growing reputation. The tournament was to end in turmoil for the English referee however, after receiving abuse online from New Zealanders after the All Blacks’ exit to France in the quarter-final. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and the International Rugby Board condemned the abuse.Despite that, Barnes was continually welcoming new challenges that presented themselves to him. During the 2008 Six Nations fixture between Ireland and Wales, Barnes became the first ever English official to referee a match at Croke Park. Clearly, the New Zealand episode did not bruise his confidence.In the same year, Barnes was referee for his first Heineken Cup match, between Stade Toulousain and Cardiff Blues. It took another two years, in 2010, before his appointment for his first Heineken Cup final, at just 31. Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Find out more about the highly esteemed rugby referee Experienced pedigree: referee Wayne Barnes has been officiating at the highest level since 2005 (Getty Images) Also, make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Christians in Qatar celebrate formal opening of Anglican center

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Elizabeth Kendal says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Matthew DaviesPosted Oct 2, 2013 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Fay Gotting says: Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK October 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm Now the international Christians have a place from where they can press for religious liberty for Qataris — for whom Christianity is still an underground religion!! I hope this facility did not come at the cost of silence on religious freedom issues – or at the cost of appeasement with regards to witnessing to Qataris (as is usually the case in these situations). At every worship and prayer service it should be remembered that for Qataris, apostasy is haram. When Qataris worship Jesus Christ in secret, it is at risk to their life and liberty (no air-conditioned comfort for them). Do not forget them!! Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN October 17, 2013 at 5:27 am Elizabeth,“…the long term benefits seem to evaporate over time…” That is exactly the difference between the work of the Anglican Church in the region and the work of the evangelical groups. The Anglican Church was here long before and will be here long after the evangelicals have notched their belts and moved on, and the Anglican Church in the region will continue to pick up the pieces for the converts left behind who face repression and persecution. You seem have made the common mistake that American evangelicals make which is to forget that Christianity started in this part of the world, Arabs were Christians long before they were Muslims, and there are many Arab Christians who are part of the congregations who worship in this centre. As for the others, thank goodness for people involved in this project who know better than to acknowledge and discuss them, that doesn’t mean they are excluded and ignored, and thank goodness that those who don’t get it are far away. Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Anglican Centre in Qatar.[Episcopal News Service] Christianity in Qatar was once an underground religion, but today it thrives, thanks in part to people like the Rev. Bill Schwartz, an Anglican priest and an Episcopal Church missionary.The Christian community in the Islamic Middle Eastern state celebrated a pivotal moment Sept. 21 with the official opening of the Anglican Centre, in a complex known locally as Church City, in the country’s capital Doha.At the heart of the center is the Church of the Epiphany, which was consecrated one week later on Sept. 28.The Rev. Bill Schwartz, an Anglican priest and an Episcopal Church missionary based in Qatar, delivers an address at the opening ceremony of the Anglican Centre in Qatar. Photo: Ginger Camel“We are all overjoyed to finally celebrate the consecration of our new church after five years of very hard work by many people,” said Schwartz, Epiphany’s rector, who has overseen the development of the Anglican Centre since before construction began in August 2008.Managed by the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, the center today is used by about 60 Evangelical, Pentecostal and Protestant congregations. At full capacity it can accommodate up to 15,000 worshipers on Fridays alone, and many more during the weekdays.“Parking is a challenge to say the least,” Schwartz said during the center’s opening ceremony. But, he added, “the level of cooperation we are experiencing in the shared facility is very encouraging indeed … We are learning together as the broad spectrum of expatriate nationalities and Christian traditions to honor each other’s diversity.”Interior stairwell of the Anglican Centre. Photo: Ginger CamelUntil recently, Qatar was seen as a purely Islamic state, but as new leadership tapped vast natural gas resources, economic development exploded. The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, knowing that such development brings migrant labor and different faith traditions, provided the land for Church City.“It was a challenge to build a church in a country with no history of church buildings, but everyone involved in the project gave the extra effort to ensure that the end result is an edifice that speaks of God’s glory and grace,” Schwartz told ENS following Epiphany’s Sept. 28 consecration ceremony.“I am pleased to speak on behalf of all those people and say that we give thanks to God for the way he has guided us through this process and we trust that the people who worship in the church 50 years from now will still see it as a place of blessing for many, many people for many, many years yet to come.”Also participating in the consecration ceremony were Bishop Michael Lewis of Cyprus and the Gulf and his predecessor Bishop Clive Handford, who was president bishop of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East when the land for the Anglican Centre was donated in 2005.Speaking on behalf of his congregation at Epiphany, Schwartz said, “We have been blessed for many years with generosity and cooperation regarding places to gather for worship, but after 15 years of worshiping in school gymnasiums it feels wonderful to have a cross above me rather than a basketball hoop.”The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and his successor and son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani were among the guests attending the opening ceremony. Photo: Ginger CamelMany esteemed guests and Qatari dignitaries were among the several hundred who attended the Anglican Centre’s Sept. 21 opening ceremony.Schwartz thanked Qatari leaders “for the continued welcome of Christians who have come to work here and build the economy of this country” and for the people of Qatar “who generously accept the principle that the large expatriate workforce in their country should be encouraged to follow their own religious heritage and traditions. We could not have completed this building project without kind assistance and cooperation of Qatari citizens in all walks of life…”The leaders are widely supported for using Qatar’s national wealth for the good of the country’s people – for developing infrastructure, healthcare and education.Qatar is ranked as the richest country in the world per capita, yet the vast majority of the Christians living in the country come from developing countries and work for low wages in the construction or service industry. Schwartz interacts with the government on their behalf.Schwartz is widely respected for his ministry in Qatar and for his 40 years of service in the Middle East as a whole. It’s a ministry for which in 2007 he was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, an award bestowed on individuals by the British sovereign.The Rev. Bill Schwartz meets with dignitaries, including the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, before the opening ceremony of the Anglican Centre. Photo Ginger CamelFollowing the Anglican Centre’s success, Schwartz said that church leaders in other parts of the world are interested in using it as a model for “other urban centers where it is impractical for multi-ethnic Christian communities to afford separate buildings for worship.” A cooperative project like this, Schwartz added, meets the needs of many people.“What we’re establishing, not only in the building but in our presence here, in our relationships, and in the image of Christianity that the local people have – is what will be the foundation for the relationships of Christians and Muslims in this country for the next 50 or 60 years,” Schwartz told ENS in 2011, when the center was just one third complete. “It’s a great privilege, it’s a great responsibility, but certainly we’re seeing God’s blessing and we’re all rejoicing.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ecumenical & Interreligious, Middle East Rector Bath, NC Fr. George White says: Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 January 4, 2014 at 10:25 am Christianity has never been underground in Qatar. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL October 5, 2013 at 10:17 am Elizabeth, Fr. white is correct. Please note that Qatar is a Mulsim country, we as guests must remember that. Fay Gotting says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC October 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm Nice……………….blessings …………………………………:) An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Tags Fay Gotting says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Fay Gotting says: Featured Jobs & Calls January 4, 2014 at 10:24 am I only spend a few months each year in Qatar now. Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI October 3, 2013 at 6:25 am Keep us posted on how all of this plays out. Are there no EXTERNAL symbols on the building? I know some Mosques and Islamic Centers are in non-descript buildings. (and, I am glad they have a place to call home.) In Lake City, on US 90, on my way to the church camp, I see a Mosque clearly built to look like a Mosque.I hope we are at a better spot than the book “Animal House” where all animals are equal… and some are more equal than others. October 5, 2013 at 9:59 am Christianity was never underground in Qatar. Ever since the days when Christian American Missionaries helped the Ruler Sh. Ali to build the first hospital in Qatar he allowed them to read the Bible to the patients and to have their religious services in homes and the Nursing Sisters mess in the Rumailah Hopsital Compound. The only objections came from local people because there were too many cars parked in front of their houses. Ref: Arabia Calling the American Missionaries monthly magazine. Rector Smithfield, NC October 3, 2013 at 7:57 am Elizabeth, after decades in the Arabian Gulf and Middle East I can say with authority that one thing evangelical Christians often overlook is the longterm benefits of being diplomatic and prudent in favour of the short-term numbers game they play with converts, which rarely ends well. I invite you to visit and develop your understanding of the situation here. Fr. Michael Neal says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Father Les Singleton says: 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Elizabeth Kendal says: Comments (10) Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Fr. George White says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Christians in Qatar celebrate formal opening of Anglican center Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET October 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm Dear Fr. White, my experience with evangelical Christians is that they are far too often far too willing to betray the persecuted locals for the sake of ‘quiet diplomacy’ that never ends well. I have seen this all over the world: acquiescence is purchased at the cost of (say) a radio station, a Bible college, a church facility. The gifts/rights are not free — a deal/agreement/covenant is brokered — the Christians recipients must pay for these liberties/gifts with positive PR and propaganda, and with promises not to ‘proselytise’ the locals. This happens all over the non-free world. I’ve seen it from Bethlehem to Beijing and Hanoi. In my experience, the long term benefits seem to evaporate over time, while the repressed and persecuted remain repressed and persecuted and those who should be helping them remain essentially enslaved to the regime. I am all for being wise as serpents and innocent as doves. I am all for being diplomatic and sensitive and gracious and patient. But I am also very wary of agreements that God might prefer to call ‘covenants with death’ (Isaiah 28). The facility is great – but it is not a sign of religious liberty. I fear it may be exactly the opposite — a sign the regime has worked out how to keep international Christians away from Qataris. This is a church for foreigners. Are foreigners free to worship elsewhere? Or is their worship now totally controlled, contained and monitored? I pray this facility will truly become a house of prayer for ALL nations – Arabs included. 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La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo celebra 75 años…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis General Convention 2015 Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI General Convention, Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Sienta bien tener 75, dijo Robert Radtke, el presidente de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, en una entrevista a principios de esta semana mientras la Convención General se ponía en marcha.Él se refería al 75º. aniversario de su organización, que se ha conmemorado en el transcurso del último año con un proyecto narrativo semanal en la Red y una exposición rodante de fotografías que muestra a personas y lugares de todo el mundo que han sido alcanzados por los ministerios de socorrismo, salud pública y desarrollo económico de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo.Y una campaña de recaudación de fondos de $7,5 millones por el aniversario, que empezara en septiembre, ya está completa en un 78 por ciento. Radtke dijo que todas sus expectativas es que se habrá sobrepasado esa meta para fines de año.“Es una gran emoción estar aquí en Salt Lake City y tener la oportunidad, francamente, de darles las gracias a las personas de la Iglesia Episcopal por 75 años de un apoyo increíblemente generoso. Ha sido un signo maravilloso de la fe y el compromiso con la misión de Dios en el mundo que hayamos prosperado como lo hemos hecho durante 75 años”, dijo Radtke.Para celebrar, la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo ofreció una fiesta de aniversario el 27 de junio para un animadísimo grupo de varios centenares de amigos y partidarios que asistían a la Convención General y que incluía música en vivo y baile.La multitud irrumpió en vítores cuando Radtke presentó al presidente de la junta directiva de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, el obispo Michael B. Curry, quien, en una histórica elección de una sola votación horas antes ese día, había sido elegido como el próximo obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, no aparentas ni un día más de 25 [años]”, dijo Curry. “Esta realmente es un jubilosa cerebración de un servicio notable y fiel y altruista de ayudar a ponerle fin en este mundo a lo que es una pesadilla para muchos y realizar el sueño que ha sido el propósito de Dios desde el principio. Y eso es lo que restaura un mundo sufriente, a eso se reduce la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo”.Los funcionarios ejecutivos de la Convención General también hablaron en el tributo.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori se refirió a cómo las relaciones han desempeñado un papel decisivo en la expansión de la organización.“Cuando este ministerio comenzó, era un ministerio personal del obispo primado. Se ha expandido hasta el punto en que eso ya no es posible, y en qué clase de don para el mundo se ha convertido”, afirmó.“Las relaciones que se establecen entre los primados [de la Comunión Anglicana] y los obispos primados son una manera en que este ministerio continúa expandiéndose a través del mundo, pero mucho, mucho más importante en esta era es la increíble labor que lleva a cabo el personal de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, al establecer relaciones con las provincias de la Comunión Anglicana que van mucho más allá del final de camino”, dijo Jefferts Schori.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, describió un viaje que ella hizo a Ghana con la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo para aprender más acerca de programas locales para la prevención de la pobreza y las enfermedades. Ella dijo que la experiencia resultó “transformadora”.“Nos reunimos con mujeres que ya podían educar a sus hijos porque habían podido abrir puestos de mercado con micropréstamos. Nos reunimos con granjeros que habían aprendido nuevas prácticas de cultivo desarrolladas para un clima cambiante. Nos reunimos con un jefe tribal que nos habló de la importancia de capacitar a las mujeres”, dijo Jennings.Conocido anteriormente como el Fondo del Obispo Primado para Ayuda Mundial, la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo comenzó en 1940 como una agencia que le otorgaba ayuda a los refugiados de la segunda guerra mundial. Desde entonces, le dijo Radtke a los participantes de la fiesta, la Iglesia Episcopal ha donado más de $366 millones a través de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, $243 millones de esos desde 2002. La organización llega ahora anualmente a tres millones de personas en 40 países, según su página web.En una entrevista, Radtke describió tres áreas de trabajo de avanzada para la organización en la medida en que ésta progresa.Una es la de integrar su firma al programa de prevención del paludismo NetsforLife® y su más amplia labor sanitaria. Unos 80.000 trabajadores sanitarios de la comunidad han sido adiestrados a través de NetsforLife®. El próximo paso, dijo Radtke, en poner otras herramientas en esos estuches de primeros auxilios.“Si van casa por casa supervisando los mosquiteros contra el paludismo, también deben de proporcionar información acerca de la buena nutrición, el cuidado prenatal, acerca de la vacunación —toda una serie de cosas que pueden concentrarse en salvar las vidas de niños menores de 5 años, porque toda la ciencia de la salud pública les dirá que si pueden logar que un niño llegue a la edad de 5 años, sus posibilidades a largo plazo de vivir hasta la adultez son mucho mayores”, enfatizó él.La organización también está cambiando su política de potenciación económica de los microcréditos a las cooperativas de ahorro.“Hemos reflexionado sincera y devotamente acerca de esto y realmente creemos que un modelo más sano es el modelo del ahorro, alentando el ahorro en grupos de autosuperación. Cada persona del grupo pone una cierta cantidad de dinero todos los meses y se prestan el dinero unos a otros. Aumentan así el valor neto [de sus ahorros] en lugar de contraer deudas.“Esto es parte de un amplio cambio que va a continuar en el campo de la ayuda y el desarrollo, pero nosotros estamos ciertamente a la vanguardia de ese cambio”, dijo Radtke.Una tercera área nueva para la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, según él, es concentrarse en mitigar la violencia de género.“Una mujer o persona joven que es víctima de la trata, casi con seguridad ha sido víctima de violencia de género en su hogar o en su comunidad”, dijo Radtke.Una reciente subvención del Fondo Fiduciario de la ONU para terminar la violencia contra la mujer ayudará a la labor de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo con un asociado de la Iglesia para la creación de un currículo. “Esperamos que los resultados de ese plan experimental sean exitosos y que podamos extenderlo”, afirmó.Radtke, que se incorporó a la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo hace 10 años —inmediatamente después del tsunami del Océano Índico y poco antes de que el huracán Katrina azotara la costa del Golfo de Estados Unidos— dijo que un año de aniversario es un buen momento para hacer una pausa y pasar balance.“Con todo lo buena que es la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, tenemos que ser muy estratégicos respecto a dónde concentrar nuestro trabajo. Intentamos hacer el mayor bien para el mayor número [de personas] al menor costo posible. Eso está realmente en el centro de nuestra filosofía”.— Tracy J. Sukraw es parte del equipo de Episcopal News Service que está reportando desde la Convención. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo celebra 75 años de socorrer a un mundo sufriente Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Relief & Development, Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Por Tracy J. Sukraw Posted Jun 29, 2015 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more