Le clergé noir encouragé à se réclamer de Jésus et…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Ethnic Ministries Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service – Houston (Texas)] Le clergé noir en provenance de toute l’Église épiscopale et de certaines parties de la Communion anglicane passe plus de quatre jours ici à explorer comment l’Église épiscopale peut se réclamer du Mouvement de Jésus.La Conférence internationale du clergé noir, intitulée « The Jesus Movement : Embracing Our Call » [Le mouvement de Jésus : étreignons notre Appel], y répond au travers de présentations plénières, y compris le 16 novembre un discours d’introduction de l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry, de conversations de style indaba et de réunions par groupes d’affinités.Dans son discours d’introduction, intitulé « Le mouvement de Jésus : Embracing the Call » [Le mouvement de Jésus : étreignons notre Appel], l’évêque Curry a répété à plusieurs reprises aux participants que le Mouvement de Jésus n’a pas « été concocté par Michael Curry », pour une durée de conservation limitée.« C’est un appel solennel à nous réclamer de nos origines les plus profondes – les racines les plus profondes de qui nous sommes – et à savoir de ce fait comment nous orienter dans un temps de profonde désorientation », explique-t-il. « Nous adoptons une vision à long terme et en profondeur ».Le Mouvement de Jésus, ajoute Michael Curry, est affaire d’évangélisation et de réconciliation et de bien d’autres choses encore.« C’est un travail de rédemption de cette création. C’est un travail d’aide à la justice pour qu’elle coule comme un puissant torrent », explique-t-il. « Ce Mouvement de Jésus – suivant la parole de Jésus – va libérer ce monde, va nous libérer tous. Je n’ai pas inventé cela, c’est dans la Bible. Et, pour l’Église épiscopale, nous réclamer de cela, c’est nous réclamer de ce que nous sommes. Ça, mes amis, ça change la donne ».Outre les prêtres et les diacres de toute l’Église épiscopale, les participants à la conférence provenaient d’autres parties de la Communion anglicane, y compris la Province des Antilles et l’Église d’Angleterre ainsi que du clergé soudanais.Article complet en anglais. 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 Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA de Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 17, 2016 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Le clergé noir encouragé à se réclamer de Jésus et de son mouvement La conférence a attiré 120 participants de l’Église épiscopale et de la Communion anglicane Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Court salutes first women practitioners

first_imgGwen Cherry, who, in 1965, became one of Florida’s first three black women lawyers, introduced the Equal Rights Amendment on the floor of the House. July 1, 2000 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Helen Hunt West, the first woman to register to vote in Duval County, who became a lawyer in 1917 and marched in Washington to pass the 19th Amendment. Court salutes first women practitioners Associate Editor Each woman honored at the Florida Supreme Court’s ceremonial session on June 14 had her own story to tell about finding courage to overcome obstacles. For Ruby Burrows McZier, one of Florida’s first five African-American women lawyers recognized on this special day, it was being a high-school history teacher in Lake Wales and the sting of indignity that her black students could only use the school library after 6 p.m. and only by entering through the back door. “I was incensed that we were not given our equal rights,” McZier said. “I vowed to open doors in my lifetime.” But after getting her law degree from Howard University and passing the Florida bar exam in 1965, McZier felt the blows of the double-whammy of sexism and racism that closed doors. “When I was looking for a job in Daytona Beach, I was told the most I could be was a social worker, and I was encouraged to go back to Washington,” she recalled. Turning obstacles into a challenge to find what she calls “the will to achieve,” she became staff attorney on migrant family issues for Sen. Edward Kennedy, thanks to help from one of her law professors, Patricia Roberts Harris, who would become the first black woman to hold a Cabinet position in the federal government. Today, McZier is general counsel of National Business Services Enterprises, a diversified corporation in Washington, D.C. For Eleventh Circuit Judge Maria Korvick, her story of courage began as a Cuban teenager who left her parents behind to escape communism. She arrived in Miami with no money, but armed with wise words from her father she would never see again: “Work hard, study and everything is possible.” And he was right, Judge Korvick said with a smile. But it wasn’t always easy. When she graduated from the University of Miami law school in 1973, with a class made up of only three percent women, she was “full of excitement and idealism.” But she soon found out that the “big law firms downtown” were not hiring women lawyers. Her big break came when the late Dade County State Attorney Richard Gerstein agreed to hire her as a prosecutor. “This was music to my ears. Some defense lawyers were not used to women prosecutors. Some were verbally abusive and others were patronizing. And to my advantage, they regularly underestimated the persuasive power of a female adversary,” Korvick said. When a county judgeship became open, she knew it wasn’t her time for the bench when “a venerable old gentleman” on the judicial nominating commission asked: “Do you think you can handle the duties of a judge with all of your responsibilities as a wife and mother?” But her time would come, eventually. Addressing the courtroom packed with celebrants who came to honor Florida’s First 150 Women Lawyers and first five black women lawyers, Korvick beamed: “If my father could see me here today, he would be very proud of this American judge who has achieved her dream.” The ceremony was the second event to honor Florida’s pioneering women lawyers, following the May 25 gala in Bal Halbour featuring Attorney General Janet Reno. It was all a dream come true for Bar President Edith Osman, who launched the massive project, in conjunction with the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, to find, document, and honor Florida’s pioneering women lawyers. “Here today, with this project, we have carved out a place in history for 150 women who had the courage, the self-confidence, and perseverance to walk where women had not walked before,” Osman said. Looking out at the honorees and their families, Osman thanked them for paving the way for women lawyers who followed, helping careers even more than professors, mentors or law professors. “I probably wouldn’t even be a member of The Florida Bar or its president, nor would we have Martha Barnett as incoming president of the ABA, or Judge [Rosemary] Barkett, Justices [Barbara] Pariente and [Peggy] Quince serve on this bench, if it were not for your efforts.” As Chief Justice Major B. Harding noted, on this day to honor diversity in the legal profession, to see how much has been accomplished over the years, “I need only point to the justices on my left and right.” This, he said with pride, “is the most diverse bench Florida has ever known. And today, we’re breathing new life in history long forgotten.” To make sure that Florida’s pioneering women will not be forgotten, Osman and Jeanmarie Whalen, president of FAWL, presented a plaque engraved with the names of Florida’s First Women Lawyers to hang in the Supreme Court. History will be remembered, thanks in large part to Tallahassee attorney Wendy Loquasto and her team of 85 volunteers who chronicled the stories of Florida’s First 150 Women Lawyers in a book. Their stories are told in the context of a dramatically different era. When the first 19 women were admitted to practice law before 1920, Loquasto pointed out, “they could not vote to change the laws they were sworn to uphold as attorneys.” Women admitted to practice law before 1925 were prohibited from attending a public school in Florida. “And all of the First 150 were admitted at a time when they were not legally guaranteed the right to own property in their names, and all of them would have made closing arguments to juries composed solely of men. Their dream was of equal rights,” Loquasto said. “Many words could be used in fashioning a proper tribute to these courageous women, but there are too few words to properly express the admiration, respect, honor and love that these fine women so richly deserve,” Loquasto said. “So rather than focusing on words, I want to focus on actions, because the greatest tribute we could pay to these women is recognition that Florida was a very different place when they came on the legal scene and that Florida is a better place today because of their actions.” Among those whose courageous actions helped changed society was: Charlotte Farrington Vogler (1927) marched in Washington to support the ERA in 1976 when she was 69 years old. And the list goes on. “In this day, when half the students entering law school are women, and women lawyers can be judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, managing partners in law firms, solo practitioners, law professors, bar association presidents, and, yes, even U. S. Supreme Court justices, it is easy to forget or take for granted the efforts of these trailblazing women,” Loquasto said. One eye-catching guest paying homage to the honorees was Hall of Fame baseball legend Ted Williams. “I’m delighted to be here because it’s a distinguished get-together,” Williams said after the ceremony. “I’m with one of my dearest friends in life, Daisy Bisz,” Williams said as he and Daisy held hands, each sitting in a wheelchair, and the baseball great joshed he could teach her to fish but not hit a baseball. “I know all about her. She’s been a great friend of mine for 50 years. Oh, boy, she was a honey, a terrific gal!” Another terrific gal was Lois Ellen Thacker Graessle, who came to the podium to remember her days at the University of Florida College of Law. She graduated in 1941 as the only female in her class, “with a diploma in one hand and a diamond ring on the other.” Her husband, whom she met in law school, Albert Graessle Jr., would find work as a lawyer in Jacksonville for $75 a month. “But I couldn’t get a job except as a secretary, and I had been a secretary since I was 15 years old,” Graessle said, of her days learning typing and shorthand working in her father’s law office. “I interviewed at a status law firm and one of the questions was: `If you had a pleading, would you dictate it or type it yourself?’ I tried to answer the question like I thought a man would answer it: `Dictate it.’ “And the word came back: `Sorry, we don’t think any woman would want to take dictation from another woman,’” Graessle recalled. “I hate that slogan: `What do women want?’ We just wanted fairness,” Graessle said. And to rousing applause, she said: “We’re not really women lawyers. We’re lawyers who happen to be women.” Arthenia Joyner happens to have been the first African-American female lawyer in Tampa in 1969, and has been in private practice for 30 years, longer than any other African-American woman in Florida. Arrested as a sophomore at Florida A&M University during the civil rights movement, and again in 1985 at the “Free South Africa” demonstrations, Joyner has been a strong, steady voice in the struggle for equality. “Arriving at this place has not always been easy,” Joyner said. “However, no matter what obstacles were placed in my way, I never wavered from the belief of the need for aggressive advocacy and public education to rid the nation of all remnants of discrimination. I never wavered from the belief thatcenter_img Stella Biddle Fisher (1924), barred by law from attending the University of Florida College of Law because she was a woman, was instrumental in getting the law changed in 1925. Ethel Ernest Murrell (1932) launched a decade-long campaign to pass the Married Women’s Property Act in 1943. Court salutes first women practitioners Mary Lou Baker (1938), a member of the House of Representatives, supported legislation to allow women to serve on juries, ultimately passed in 1947. last_img

Germany to guarantee 100% of loans to smaller firms in virus aid package

first_imgMinisters have agreed a 600-billion-euro “economic stabilisation fund” offering 400 billion euros of guarantees for companies’ debts, 100 billion to lend directly to or buy stakes in troubled firms, and 100 billion euros to fund state investment bank KfW.Meanwhile the amount of company borrowing KfW can guarantee has been boosted by 357 billion euros, for a total of 822 billion.To keep their liquidity flowing, companies will also be able to delay tax payments.Read also: Indonesia’s budget to fight COVID-19: What we know so far Berlin will guarantee 100 percent of loans made by banks to small- and medium-sized firms, German government sources told AFP Monday, in an extension to the 1.1-trillion-euro coronavirus crisis package in Europe’s top economy.The federal government will stand fully behind 500,000 euros (US$540,000) of lending to companies with up to 50 employees and 800,000 euros for larger ones, upping its guarantee level from a previous 80 percent for large firms or 90 percent for smaller ones.Berlin’s economic aid so far totals over 1.1 trillion euros, the finance ministry said in an answer to an opposition parliamentary question seen by AFP Monday. Berlin says it will offer 50 billion euros of support for small and one-man-band companies, like photographers, musicians or carers.Depending on the number of employees, individual companies will receive up to 15,000 euros each to keep the lights on over a period of three months.Meanwhile freelancers applying for unemployment benefit will not be forced to seek new work.Germany has also eased access to a programme that tops up workers’ pay with government cash when their hours are slashed.The scheme is widely credited with saving large numbers of jobs during the financial crisis of 2008-9.Berlin expects more than two million people to work shorter hours in the coronavirus crisis, far outstripping the peak seen over a decade ago.To cover the costs, the federal labour agency (BA) will start eating into its massive cash reserves of 26 billion euros.With 156 billion euros in new borrowing to fund the largesse and extra health spending, Berlin has been forced to suspend a “debt brake” added to the constitution at the height of the financial crisis in 2009.A further 82.2 billion euros of measures have been announced by Germany’s federal states and municipal governments, as well as 63.2 billion in guarantees.Topics :last_img read more

Judy A. Graber

first_imgJudy A. Graber, age 75 of Harrison, Ohio passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 in her home. Born February 12, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Ernest and Louise (Powers) Young.Judy married the late Carl Joseph Graber on September 14, 1962.Judy is survived by her children Tammy Black, Michelle (Rick) Kern and Wendy (Allen) Daniels. Grandmother of Rachel (Tony) Reed, Nicole, Lindsey, Luke (Kristin) Dillenburger, Logan, Chelsie (Freddy) Sperry and Casey. Great grandmother of Dillon, Bryce, Cameron, Carter, Chase, Bryant, Ellie J, Asher and Alice. Sister of Robert Young, Donnie Young, Carol Young and Becky Bond.Judy is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Louise Young, her husband Carl Joseph Graber, her siblings, Butch Young, Gary Young, Terry Young, Ronnie Young and Sandy HuyPrivate services will be held at the convenience of the family.last_img read more

Jeremy Lin looking forward to ‘fresh start’ with Lakers

first_imgIt remains to be seen whether that becomes permanent. But Lakers coach Byron Scott initially plans for Lin and Kobe Bryant to share ballhandling duties.“I think it’s better that way than running around off picks and screens,” Scott said. “It saves Kobe’s legs more when he has the ball. Most guys will be able to handle the ball. That takes pressure off of whoever doesn’t have the ball. Jeremy’s young enough where he can do the running around. He can save Kobe’s legs that well.”Lin expressed optimism with that dynamic, noting his past experience with Houston’s James Harden and New York’s Carmelo Anthony taught him how to play off the ball. “That’s one of those things that will naturally work itself out,” Lin said. “He knows how to play the game. I feel like I’m at a point where I can do different things.”Etc.Scott said forward Ryan Kelly likely won’t return from a right hamstring injury until next week. … With games this week in Phoenix (tonight), against the Clippers (Friday) and in Golden State (Saturday), the Lakers don’t have any scheduled practices. … Lakers forward Xavier Henry played against Houston after missing all of training camp while rehabbing his back and surgically repaired right knee. Shortly before he landed in purple-and-gold pastures, Jeremy Lin envisioned his future landscape as quickly as when he attacks the basket.Lin did not need clairvoyance about the Houston Rockets’ sentiments toward him when they used his No. 7 jersey on the likeness of Carmelo Anthony during last offseason’s free agency pursuit.“It was a signal,” Lin said, “that I’m probably going to get traded soon.”That happened perhaps as fast as when “Linsanity” took off during his time in New York. The Rockets dealt Lin and a first-round pick to the Lakers, a move solely to clear Lin’s $15 million expiring contract to clear cap space for Chris Bosh. Yet, Lin entered the Lakers’ season opener on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets stressing he holds no animosity dangling his jersey number even when he still wore it.“A lot of other people were more outraged than I was,” said Lin, who averaged 12.5 points and 4.1 assists in Houston. “It’s probably not the best idea. But it’s not like I’m crying myself to sleep every night.”Still, Lin encountered frustrations in Houston that entailed coming off the bench in 33 out of 71 games played after starting every game the previous season. Though Rockets coach Kevin McHale called Lin “a good kid” and praised his work ethic, McHale suggested Lin needs to fine-tune his engine.“Jeremy plays the same way all the time and goes into attack mode. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t work,” McHale said. “Most of the time, he plays for you. Other times, he’s playing for the other team.”Now that Lin plays for the Lakers, he believes will have a “fresh start.” Lin started at point guard against Houston on Tuesday at Staples Center over Ronnie Price, who played as reserve after nursing a bone bruise in his right knee.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Big win for England’s U16 boys

first_img27 Sep 2016 Big win for England’s U16 boys England’s U16 boys have scored another big win in their autumn international series by defeating Scotland 17.5-7.5 at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, DurhamThey have already beaten Wales 15-5 and will play Ireland early next month. Another win there will see them repeat last year’s record of three victories in these matches.Team manager Nick Over described the boys’ latest result as a solid performance. The highlight of the match was Barclay Brown’s level par 72 in very difficult conditions on the opening day of the 54-hole match.Two England players had 100% winning records in all three games: Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford, Essex), who was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals, and Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire).In addition three England players were unbeaten: Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, represents Hertfordshire) and Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire).The other team members, who all contributed to the scoreline, were: James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire) Conor Gough (Stoke Park of Berks, Bucks & Oxon), Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Tom Stagg (Salisbury & South Wilts, Wiltshire).The match began with individual stroke play matches which England won 7-3. This was followed by foursomes which England won 4-1, and by individual matchplay which England won 6.5-3.5.Brown, Cooper, Daughtrey, Gilbert, Gough, Kedzlie, Macfie and Stagg will play Ireland at Castletown on October 8 and 9.last_img read more

Glenfin U16’s lose Division Three semi-final

first_imgLotto Lotto winning numbers for 25/10/2016 are 3-1-4-2-8-7-6-5. No Winners. Jackpot for the 01/11/2016 is €4550.00. Well done to the U13 girls who had a great victory over Naomh Columba on Saturday last. The won 13.08 to 3.03.Hard luck to the U16 boys who lost out to Robert Emmetts on Saturday in the Division 3 Semi FinaL This brings an end to their season.The Senior team brought the curtain down on their season with a good won over St Nauls. Both teams were under strength but goals from Ronan Carlin 2, Michael McGlynn and Liam O Meara 1 each secured the points for Glenfin on a score Glenfin 4.12 – St Nauls 0.07. Hard luck to the 3rd team who lost out by a point away to McCools on Saturday evening.The Adult players have organised a Night at the Races on Saturday 3rd December in the Reelin Bar. Frank McGlynn, Gerard Ward, Hugh Foy, Andrew Walsh and Martin McGlynn are taking the lead in making this happen. All adult players are asked to sell 10 horses at €10 each. You can get your sheet from any of the above. Sponsorship of €100 per race is also needed. If anyone would like to sponsor a race please contact one of the boys. All players need to make the effort to ensure that this fund raiser is a success. Club Gear is available in all sizes. To order contact Kate McGlynn on 0877952880, Sean Bonner on 0872608539, Francie F Marley on 0872414714 or Jakie OMeara on 0871222112 .Any club member or manager wanting to put information into the Club notes can do so by sending it to [email protected] or texting 0872052481  Glenfin U16’s lose Division Three semi-final was last modified: October 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAglenfinSportlast_img read more


first_imgArlene gets gold!Arlene Crossan a student at Loreto Convent ,Letterkenny posted an impressive series of results to win the Ulster Schools Multi events at the recently refurbished Mary Peters track in Belfast.She returned the following marks – hurdles 12.48;long jump 5.11m;high jump 1.51m a pb; shot with 3.25kg  – 7.64.She was all set for the final event the 800m trailing by 40 pts in her quest for gold. Well she nailed it at 2.30 odd for a win and a total of 2904.It was a good day’s work and next time she could head for 3000 plus.A big thanks to Sharon Bradley and Mum Bernie who travelled with her to Belfast and of course coach Shauna Carlin. SUPER ARLENE WINS ULSTER SCHOOLS ATHLETICS TITLE was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arlene CrossanathleticsFinn Valley ACSUPER ARLENE WINS ULSTER SCHOOLS ATHLETICS TITLEUlster titlelast_img read more

First European Tour win for Otto

first_img12 May 2008After seven wins on South African soil Hennie Otto finally broke his European Tour duck by scoring an outstanding victory in the Italian Open at the Castello di Tolcinasco Golf and Country Club in Milan on Sunday.Towards the end of March, Otto had narrowly missed out on his first European Tour win; he took a five-shot lead he took into the final round of the Madeira Islands Open, but ended up in a playoff against Alastair Forsyth, which the Scot won.Stunning formOn Sunday, the circumstances were similar to six weeks earlier in Portugal; Otto enjoyed a four-shot lead heading into the final round.He had been superb through the first three rounds; after opening with a seven-under-par 65, he turned in a strong 66, followed by a scintillating nine-under 63 in the third round for a stunning three-round total of 22-under-par 194. That left him only one shot behind the European Tour record for three rounds, jointly shared by South Africa’s Ernie Els and David Howell of England.Given his form in the first three rounds, it was a solid bet that Otto would take victory. It duly came, but it didn’t come easily.Early on, it looked as if the South African would cruise to victory after he increased his lead to five shots by sinking birdies on three of the first five holes. England’s Oliver Wilson was on the charge, however, and put Otto under pressure.Wilson on the chargeAfter his opening birdie blitz, Otto played six holes to par, but then dropped a shot on the twelfth. Wilson, meanwhile, was four-under through the front nine and then nailed four birdies in succession from the eleventh to the fourteenth.The Englishman settled for par on the last four holes to finish with a fine eight-under-par 64 and a total of 264.After dropping a shot at the twelfth, Otto immediately pulled one back with a birdie on the thirteenth. In much the same manner as Wilson, he played to par the rest of the way to complete his round in three-under-par 69 for a 25-under total of 263.His total was the lowest in the Italian Open since it was added to the European Tour, bettering the 265 recorded by Francesco Molinari in 2006. It was also the lowest winning total so far on the Tour this season.Useful experienceAfterwards, reflecting on his win, the 31-year-old from Boksburg said his disappointment at the Madeira Islands Open helped him stay focused when he saw his lead slipping away. In the end, he played a superb drive on the final hole, with one foot in a bunker, onto the green, to ensure he captured his maiden title in Europe.He felt his putting had let him down in Portugal. This time around, he said, his putting, especially from distance, is what won him the tournament.Otto’s winnings totalled €283 330, which when converted to rands is in excess of R3.33-million. As importantly as the winning purse, his victory earned him an exemption on the European Tour until the end of 2010; it is a bonus that is hard to put a price on.World rankingOtto entered the Italian Open ranked 154th in the world. After his win he is now ranked 76th, a massive rise of 78 places. His is one of nine South Africans ranked within the top 100.Ernie Els tops the list, in third, followed by Rory Sabbatini, in fourteenth, and US Masters champion Trevor Immelman in sixteenth. Retief Goosen is in 30th place, Richard Sterne is ranked 39th, and Tim Clark 45th. Louis Oosthuizen follows, in 74th spot, with Otto two places behind him, and Charl Schwartzel in 85th place.Italian Open LeaderboardHennie Otto (RSA) 263 (-25)Oliver Wilson (Eng) 264 (-24)Robert Karlsson (Swe) 265 (-23)Philip Archer (Eng) 267 (-21)Marcel Siem (Ger) 267 (-21) South AfricansDavid Frost (RSA) 276 (-12)Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 280 (-8) Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

On Twitter, Information Beats Sentiment

first_imgsarah perez The remaining 22.3% of tweets were sentiment-related, meaning tweets in which a user was expressing an opinion about a brand, either negative or positive. What was surprising about this subset was that users were more likely to express positive tweets than they were to complain. Why So Cheery, Twitter?This seems odd, actually, given that the Internet has typically been a place for disgruntled consumers to rant and rave more so than it’s been a place to praise what works. You can see this type of negative sentiment expressed everywhere from online forums to whiny blog posts about how such-and-such company “did me wrong!” In fact, the desire to express a negative opinion even seems to dominate feedback systems like blog comments, for example. Rarely does a writer receive comments like “great post” or “I totally agree” – rather, more comments resemble “you’re wrong and here’s why” or “how could you not mention X?”That’s why it’s strange to hear that on Twitter, it’s positive sentiment that reigns. What makes this platform different from the rest of the Internet as a whole? Are Twitter users simply happier people? Or has the data been skewed by marketing campaigns where Twitter users are encouraged to tweet nice things about the company in order to win a prize? Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Researchers at Pennsylvania State University recently revealed the results of a study which looked into how people were using Twitter to talk about products. Companies, of course, fear what a negative barrage of tweets can do to their brand, leading many to establish Twitter accounts themselves to provide information, customer service, and support. As it turns out, these businesses may not need to worry too much about what the “Twitter effect” can do to their image after all. The study revealed that the number of brand-related tweets where sentiment is expressed is not the dominating force that you may think. In fact, the majority of tweets mentioning a brand are merely casual comments or tweets from someone giving or seeking information. And when sentiment is expressed, it’s generally positive. More Tweets are Information-Seeking, Not OpinionsAccording to the study, which looked at 150,000 tweets, 11.1% of the brand-related tweets were information-providing while 18.1% were information-seeking. The latter of these two is especially useful to companies looking to understand what questions and concerns customers have about their products. However, the large majority of the tweets – 48.5% – were simply comments made in passing which mentioned the brand but whose primary focus was something else. Related Posts Tags:#news#NYT#Trends#twitter#web center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Perhaps it’s because Twitter simply makes it easier to express yourself, allowing for a better balance between negative and positive sentiments. Typically, sharing your opinion on the web meant exerting a good deal of effort. Writing a blog post, recording a video, or leaving a blog comment are things that take time. For the most part, busy, information-overloaded web surfers aren’t going to take that time unless something really gets them fired up. Twitter, on the other hand, is so quick and easy to use, you can post a missive of joy in only seconds. And the 140-character limit allows you a no-pressure way of doing so. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more