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  • Lennon Yuan-Rung Chang consecrated and installed as bishop of Taiwan

    first_img Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Consecrations, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Lennon Yuan-Rung Chang (center) at his consecration as bishop of Taiwan on Feb. 22, 2020, with Bishop David J. H. Lai (left), bishop of Taiwan 2001-2020, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (right), chief consecrator. Photo: Diocese of Taiwan[Diocese of Taiwan] “Hello, Taiwan! It is a blessing to be with you on this glorious day, and I know that I speak for all the archbishops and bishops that this is a glorious day!” With that joyful introduction, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry began his sermon to an expectant crowd of over 400 people gathered inside and outside St. John’s Cathedral in Taipei on Feb. 22 to witness the ordination, consecration, installation and seating of the Rev. Lennon Yuan-Rung Chang as the sixth bishop of Taiwan.Despite growing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, it was considered safe to continue with the consecration service, although the evening’s consecration banquet was canceled and travel restrictions meant that the archbishop and bishops of Hong Kong were unable to participate. The service was performed in Mandarin Chinese and English, and Curry led the service as chief consecrator. The co-consecrators were Bishop David J. H. Lai of Taiwan, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick of Hawaii, Archbishop and Primate of Japan Nathaniel Uematsu, Bishop Haruhisa Iso of Osaka (Taiwan’s companion diocese) and Bishop Greg Rickel of Olympia. Archbishop and Primate of Korea Moses Yoo, Bishop Todd Ousley of the presiding bishop’s staff, Bishop John Smylie of Wyoming, most of the Province VIII bishops and a group of 15 clergy and church members from the Diocese of Osaka gave the service a special international flavor. Clergy stoles, flowers and decorations were all in traditional Chinese red, while firecrackers and a taiko drum performance enlivened the celebrations during the service, as did the combined choir from three Taipei churches.Chang, 64, is married to Hannah Fen-Jan Wei and has two daughters and three grandchildren. He graduated in 1975 with a diploma in industrial engineering from St. John’s and St. Mary’s Institute of Technology, the predecessor of St. John’s University, Taipei, where he was also baptized in 1970. As associate professor of mathematics at St. John’s University from 1983 to 2016, Chang was ordained a deacon in 1995 and a priest in 1999. He served as chaplain of St. John’s University (1997-2016) and vicar, later rector, of Advent Church on the St. John’s University campus, which serves as both university chapel and parish church.In his acceptance speech after his election as bishop on Aug. 3, 2019, Chang said, “Building on the work of Bishop David J. H. Lai over the past 20 years, I will continue to go forth in the name of the Lord.” His inspiration and role model is Bishop James C. L. Wong, first Chinese bishop of Taiwan (1965-70) and founder of St. John’s University, whose motto was “Transforming lives through the life of Christ.” Chang sees himself as inheriting Wong’s legacy, and in his sermon Curry referred to Wong’s life and witness, exhorting the congregation, “I want you and your bishop-elect to claim this high calling, to transform lives through the life of Christ, through the love of Christ, through the goodness of Christ. Bishop Wong was right! I hope you are as excited about this as I am!” He ended his sermon with some personal encouragement to Chang: “Help us to follow Jesus, help us to find our way to God and to each other, and may the legacy of Bishop Wong be your ministry in the future!”At the end of the service, Curry paid tribute to Chancellor Herbert H. P. Ma, presenting him with a letter of thanksgiving in recognition of his ministry, constancy, wisdom and faithfulness over the past 65 years to the Episcopal Church in Taiwan, which was established in 1954 and is now a member diocese of Province VIII. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Presiding Bishop Michael Curry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET People, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Posted Feb 25, 2020 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Lennon Yuan-Rung Chang consecrated and installed as bishop of Taiwan New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

  • Bagehot on Sponsorship, Endorsement and Merchandising

    first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News Bagehot on Sponsorship, Endorsement and Merchandisinglast_img read more

  • Reporters Without Borders protests at sabotage as new form of censorship

    first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation October 11, 2019 Find out more HaïtiAmericas RSF_en November 14, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has expressed deep concern after programmes were blacked out at eight radio stations and a television channel after their transmitters were deliberately sabotaged.”We call on the authorities to carry out an exhaustive investigation of these acts of sabotage and to inform us of their conclusions” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders.”This kind of attack against press freedom is without precedent in Haiti. We fear that it will only be repeated unless the perpetrators are punished,” he said. “Once again it is for the government of President Aristide to put an end to its complicity in attacks against the press,” he added.A commando of several armed and hooded men arrived at premises at Bouthillier on the heights of Port-au-Prince on 13 January and destroyed transmitters belonging to eight radios of a variety of different political tendencies. They tied up watchman Beyou Vil before destroying the equipment with sledgehammers. Vil, afterwards described the 15-minute raid, for which no-one has yet admitted responsibility. He said the saboteurs were travelling in a four-wheel drive vehicle.The radios whose transmitters were destroyed were: Radio Commerciale, Radio Plus, Radio Kiskeya, Magic Stereo, Signal FM, Mélodie FM, Radio Ti Moun et Radio Galaxie. The radios were all forced to halt programmes. The transmitter of Tele Ti Moun television was also destroyed.Owner of the site and of Magic Stereo radio, Fritz Joassaint, said the cost of the damage amounted to more than 400,000 dollars (315,000 euros). It would take around ten days to repair.Among the radios attacked, Signal FM and Radio Kiskeya had provided detailed coverage of opposition demonstrations organised in the past few weeks, demanding the resignation of President Aristide. Liliane Pierre-Paul, manager of Radio Kiskeya, accused the government of being “responsible for these incidents in that it has led a campaign of hate and vilification against the independent press.”Radio Commerciale and Mélodie FM are seen as being close to the ruling Fanmi Lavalas party. Radio and Tele Ti Moun are owned by the President Artistide Democracy Foundation. Marvel Dandin of Radio Kiskeya, said he thought the destruction of their transmitters could be accounted for by the fact there is no way to tell the difference between the different transmitters at the site.Six journalists from Radio and Television Ti Moun had to leave the country at the beginning of December 2003 after making revelations about the running of the media. In particular they accused the management of deliberately making them take risks so that President Aristide would be able to count journalists from the pro-government media as among those who had been killed. Two journalists have been killed in Haiti since April 2000. In both cases no action was taken against the suspects who were close to the government. News News HaïtiAmericas News Follow the news on Haïti Nine media (radio and television) were forced off the air after an armed commando destroyed their transmitters. Reporters Without Borders denounced this new form of censorship and urged the authorities to carry out an exhaustive investigation. January 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders protests at sabotage as new form of censorship Receive email alerts to go further Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice News Another journalist murdered in Haiti Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Concern about media freedom in Niger after five arrests in ten days

    first_img News May 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts NigerAfrica NigerAfrica Newspaper editor Souleymane Salha has been in police custody since 23 November, when he became the fifth journalist to be arrested in the space of ten days in Niger. This is all the more shocking as Niger was one of the first countries to sign the Declaration of Table Mountain in 2011 calling for the decriminalization of media offences. The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism It seems that Salha, the editor of the weekly Le Courrier, is being held at the headquarters of the judicial police in Niamey because of an article criticizing the deputy police director in connection with opposition leader Hama Amadou’s arrest on 14 November on his return to Niger after more than a year abroad.“We condemn Souleymane Salha’s arrest, which constitutes a complete violation of Niger’s press freedom legislation,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“Media offences have been decriminalized since 2011 and the signing of the Declaration of Table Mountain. But now five journalists have been arrested in the space of ten days. We urge the authorities to free Salha at once and stop using preventive detention to intimidate media personnel. If they think they have been defamed, other forms of recourse are available.”The other four journalists were arrested on 14 November to prevent them covering the return of Amadou, who was himself arrested on landing at Niamey’s airport. Alou Aboubacar and Abdoulaye Souley of TV Bonferey and Sidiku Harouna and Luc Ogoa of TV Niger 24 were arrested while filming police using teargas to disperse Amadou’s supporters, who responded by throwing stones.The four journalists were taken to the headquarters of the judicial police, who confiscated their equipment and mobile phones and held them the entire day before releasing them. A month earlier, on 19 Octobre, five journalist colleagues had also been arrested while they were covering a student demonstration. The policemen confiscated their equipment and searched their phones and cameras. They asked that the journalist reveal their source who had informed them of the demonstration. The Radio Bonferey team, journalists Haidara Abdoulaye and Souleymane Ousmane and their cameramen Omar Boukari and Abdoulaziz Djibrilla as well as TV Ténéré cameraman were released later that day, but their equipment was not returned to them until 24 hours later. Boubacar Diallo, former President of the Maison de la Presse says he is most worried about the fact that “the police systematically asks for journalists to reveal their source of information. This is a cleat violation of the professional journalist Niger ethics code”Niger has often been cited as an example in Africa because, in 2011, it became one of the first countries to sign the Declaration of Table Mountain, which calls for media offences to be decriminalized.During a visit to Reporters Without Borders in Paris in January of this year, Niger communication minister Yahouza Sadissou told its secretary-general: “The media are free in Niger (…) We respect the law.”Niger has nonetheless not complied with its undertakings to respect media freedom in the course of 2015, including in January, were attacked by the police for reporting on violent demonstrations in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.Since the arrest of exiled political opponent, Hama Amadou upon his return, the climate is even more tensed. Social networks such as Facebook and Whatsapp, as well as text messages, were blocked during almost three days after his arrest. As a result, around 20 exasperated media organizations have called for a boycott of Niger’s National Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated on 30 November, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Table Mountain.Niger is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further News November 25, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Concern about media freedom in Niger after five arrests in ten days The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation Reports July 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Niger Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedomlast_img read more

  • Pasadena Unified Vision Statement, Leadership Goals Up for Discussion at Next Meeting

    first_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Education Pasadena Unified Vision Statement, Leadership Goals Up for Discussion at Next Meeting STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 5:17 pm Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment 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 53 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Board of Education members plan to discuss a new vision statement, as well as leadership goals for the current school year, during their meeting on Thursday.The leadership goals presentation results from a meeting of district principals held on Sept. 16. It’s divided into three sections: Student Engagement, Family Engagement, and Commitment to Black Students.The Student Engagement goals largely revolve around keeping students attentive and interested while attending school remotely.Family Engagement goals included implementing new resources and techniques to promote “the systematic, integrated and sustained inclusion of families and programs, aligned to student’s development, learning, and wellness, where families have shared resources for access and equity, in an effort to create a culture of shared responsibility,” according to the report prepared for the district.Among items to be discussed under the goal of the district’s Commitment to Black Students are to include dedicating regular times to address the needs of Black students; aligning resources such as tutoring and speakers, proportionately at schools “for targeted support for students and families;” building relationships with Black students and parents; and revisiting hiring practices “to reflect our commitment to the needs of our Black students and families,” according to the report.In another item, the Board of Education will discuss a draft of the PUSD’s new vision statement, which currently reads: “We are the first choice in education for families and students who value academic excellence, innovation, and diversity in programs and students. We focus our resources, in partnership with our families, so that each child thrives.”Other items on the lengthy agenda include consideration of consultant contracts and a resolution noting the districts “Commitment to Latino/a/x and Indigenous Students.”Thursday’s meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m., but is not expected to begin open session until 3 p.m.It can be viewed online at pusd.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=15, and the agenda can be found at pusd.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=15&event_id=425.last_img read more

  • American Water to Host Virtual 2021 Investor Day on February 25

    first_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter Previous articleSpendEdge Releases Sourcing Procurement Intelligence Report for the Maltodextrin Market | Evolving Opportunities and New Market Possibilities Post PandemicNext articleBooksy raises $70 million to bring its beauty and wellness appointment booking app to even more salons and customers across the US, UK, and EU Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest American Water to Host Virtual 2021 Investor Day on February 25 CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the company will host a virtual Investor Day on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The event will feature presentations by Walter Lynch, president and chief executive officer; Susan Hardwick, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and other company leaders on the topics of 2020 results, 2021 earnings guidance, long-term growth targets and capital investment plans. There will be a question-and-answer session as part of the event. Interested parties may access the video webcast through a link on the Company’s investor relations website at ir.amwater.com. Presentation slides that will be used in conjunction with the event will be available online in advance. The Company recognizes its website as a key channel of distribution to reach public investors and as a means of disclosing material non-public information to comply with its obligations under SEC Regulation FD. Following the event, an archive of the webcast will be available for one year on American Water’s investor relations website at ir.amwater.com/events. About American Water With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater, and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. AWK-IR View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005830/en/ CONTACT: Edward Vallejo Vice President, Investor Relations (856) 955-4445 [email protected] Maureen Duffy Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs (856) 955-4163 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES OTHER ENERGY UTILITIES NATURAL RESOURCES ENERGY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY URBAN PLANNING SOURCE: American Water Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 02:00 PM/DISC: 01/27/2021 02:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005830/enlast_img read more

  • Non-Credit Instructor – Welding

    first_imgPosting Job TitleNon-Credit Instructor – WeldingDepartmentContinuing Education and Organizational DevelopmentPosition TypeNon-Credit InstructorNumber of openings1Job SummaryJohnson County Community College is seeking Instructors forWelding. This part-time position will teach non-credit studentswith various levels of skills related to this subject asoutlined:• Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OFC) and Welding (OFW)• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)• Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)• Metallurgy• Print Reading and Welding SymbolsInstruction is both lecture and hands-on.Required Qualifications-5 years of relevant work experience-High School graduate or equivalentPreferred Qualifications-AAS or Bachelor’s degree-AWS – Certified Welding Instructor-AWS – Certified Welding Inspector-Experience working in a continuing education trainingenvironment-Ability to work day, evenings, and/or weekend hours-Ability to efficiently use Microsoft office products, especiallyPowerPointRequired application documentsPlease submit a resume with the application.Hours per WeekVariesWork Hours/DaysHours and days will vary.Salary Grade LevelNONCRSalaryCompetitive rate of payLocationOverland Park Main CampusDisclosuresEvery employee of the college is expected to treat all members ofthe college community with dignity and respect demonstratingprofessional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage inconstructive conflict resolution, when needed.In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this positionwill be subject to criminal background investigations. Individualhiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employmenttests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of theapplicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require thoseselected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degreesobtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged toapply prior to the review date listed in posting.Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of anyqualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin,disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity,genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfullyconsidered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and statelaws.If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonableaccommodation in the application process, please contact the Officeof Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected] a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA,EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.Advertised: 05 Apr 2021 Central Daylight TimeApplications close: 14 May 2021 Central Daylight Timelast_img read more

  • Man found dead in restroom at Ironworks Bier Garden

    first_imgIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Marissa Zimney) A man was found dead in a restroom at the Ironworks Bier Garden in Mishawaka.Police were called to the scene around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16.It’s believed the body was in the bathroom for some time.The door had been locked.The man’s death does not appear to be suspicious.Anybody with information is asked to contact the Mishawaka Police at 574-258-1684. Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter Google+ By Jon Zimney – March 16, 2021 0 260 Man found dead in restroom at Ironworks Bier Garden Pinterest Previous articleYour bank isn’t just sitting on your stimulusNext articleBall State shuts down all in-person social events Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

  • Hinesburg woman wins Ralph Nading Hill writing contest

    first_imgHeather Anne Caulfield of Hinesburg, Vermont, is the winner of the 2011 Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. literary prize awarded annually by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Life magazine.Caulfield’s winning story, titled “Fetching Lambs,” describes a teenager on a Vermont family farm leading the sheep into the shed for the night. As she walks in the frosty darkness, her path illuminated by her flashlight, starlight, moonlight and the glow through the window of the distant farmhouse, she thinks about the family’s life on the farm through the seasons.Mary Hegarty Nowlan, editor of Vermont Life, commented that the judges were taken by the strong sense of place that came through in Ms. Caulfield’s writing. “We were impressed with her ability to perfectly capture a scene and evoke a feeling that is familiar to anyone who has spent some time on a farm in Vermont. Her unadorned, precise prose made her story an absolute pleasure to read.”Caulfield, 29, grew up in Putney and Dummerston, and worked at her family’s farm stand after school. She graduated from UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources, and the SIT Graduate Institute. She has taught English as a Second Language in Mongolia. Caulfield is currently the administrative coordinator at VHB in North Ferrisburgh, an engineering and environmental consulting firm.Caulfield said: “I began writing fiction in my early teens, but poetry became my first love by the time I left for college. I’ve written about the ordinary moments such as neighbors, car trouble and gulls in a field, as well as life’s deepest moments, such as the death of my father and the sale of our family farm.” Caulfield describes her winning story as “creative non-fiction. I was trying to recapture a memory from my early teens and I found myself reimagining certain details I couldn’t recall. Although I set the story in early winter, the actual event most likely occurred in during spring lambing.”Ms. Caulfield will receive a $1,500 prize for the short story. The award is named for the late Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., a Vermont historian and writer and long-time member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. It is considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes.The selection was made by an independent panel of judges: Mary Hegarty Nowlan, editor of Vermont Life; Tom Slayton, past editor of Vermont Life; Tony Marro, retired executive editor of Newsday; Alison Freeland, a 1994 winner of the Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., award; Brian Vachon, retired vice president of communications at National Life of Vermont and a former Vermont Life editor; and Steve Terry, retired Green Mountain Power senior executive.”Fetching Lambs” is available on the Vermont Life website, www.vermontlife.com(link is external), and will also be included in Vermont Life’s September newsletter.The deadline for this year’s Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. Literary Prize is November 15, 2011. The contest, now in its 22nd year, is open to all Vermont residents, including seasonal residents and students enrolled in Vermont colleges. Entrants may be amateur or professional writers. Submission may include essays, short stories and poetry that focus on “Vermont — Its People, the Place, Its History or Its Values.” Entries must be unpublished and less than 1,500 words long. Employees of Vermont Life or Green Mountain Power and previous winners are ineligible. Send entries to the Corporate Relations Department of Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446.last_img read more

  • New Map Predicts Arrival of Peak Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina

    first_imgAre you planning a trip to the mountains of Western North Carolina to view fall foliage this autumn?  If so, this map, put out by the department of biology at Appalachian State University, could be an incredibly helpful planning tool.Maps claiming to predict the arrival of fall foliage come a dime a dozen this time of year, but the App State map incorporates multiple variables such as elevation change and latitude, making it more accurate than similar leaf peeping predictions.“We constructed the map using the following assumptions,” writes Michael Denslow of the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University who created the graphic.”First, we assumed that fall color would start earlier at higher elevations. We then figured (guessed!) that for each 1,000′ increase in elevation, peak fall colors would occur about one week earlier, with the exception of those areas near the coast, where we divided the elevation into 500′ sections.”According to the map, fall will come first to areas like Boone, Mount Mitchell, and Grandfather Mountain, with peak season arriving around October 1, while Asheville won’t experience peak viewing conditions until mid-October.last_img read more