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Miembros del equipo de trabajo para ‘reinventar’ la Iglesia dicen…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 18, 2013 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Katy George una de los co-coordinadores del Equipo de Trabajo para ‘Reinventar’ la Iglesia Episcopal ofrece una actualización de la labor del grupo a los miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo reunidos en chicago. El Rdo. The Rev. Dwight Zscheile, miembro del equipo, a la derecha, también participó en el informe y en la discusión con el Consejo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] Una de los co-coordinadores del Equipo de Trabajo para ‘Reinventar’ la Iglesia Episcopal le dijo al Consejo Ejecutivo el 15 de octubre que el equipo de trabajo se proponía “no sólo un éxito legislativo”; es decir, que la Convención General de 2015 aceptara sus recomendaciones.“El verdadero reto no es realmente el éxito legislativo; el verdadero reto es convertir las propuestas en una acción genuina y en una forma sostenida de trabajar a través de la Iglesia de un modo que en verdad cumpla con todos nuestros sueños y visiones de lo que la Iglesia debe ser”, dijo Katy George.La labor del Equipo de Trabajo para ‘Reinventar la Iglesia Episcopal” (TREC por su sigla en inglés) comenzó en julio de 2012, cuando la Convención General, por medio de la Resolución C095, solicitó que un equipo de trabajo “presentara a la 78ª. Convención General un plan para reformar las estructuras, el gobierno y la administración de la Iglesia”.George y el Rdo. Dwight Zscheile, miembro del equipo de trabajo, actualizaron a los miembros del Consejo sobre la labor del grupo y les orientaron en una discusión sobre algunos de sus empeños hasta el momento.El TREC ya ha recibido muchísimas reacciones de algunos miembros de la Iglesia, desde “los detalles más minuciosos hasta la más amplia perspectiva”, dijo George.Los 24 miembros del TREC, agregó George, saben que la Iglesia ya está cambiando y, por consiguiente, la labor del grupo “no consiste en modificar un enfoque actual, para hacerlo tan sólo un poco más eficiente como si fuera todo lo que se necesita”.“Entendemos que el papel de la Iglesia, el papel de la religión, el papel de la Iglesia Episcopal ha estado cambiando radicalmente en nuestra sociedad”, añadió.“Vemos eso en la disminución de la asistencia a la iglesia y en la disminución de los recursos de la Iglesia, y por tanto estamos muy conscientes de que no se trata de hacer de nuestra Iglesia actual un poquito más eficiente —aunque sería bueno si eso pasara— sino que en verdad deberíamos poner en marcha una visión para ayudar a cohesionar la Iglesia en torno a lo que ella puede ser en el siglo XXI: una Iglesia pujante y vital que atraiga a la gente y ejerza una maravillosa influencia en nuestro mundo”.El equipo de trabajo sabe que, en tan importante labor de cambio, la estructura “nunca es el punto de partida correcto y nunca es la respuesta integral”, le dijo George, una asesora gerencial, al Consejo.En lugar de eso, tal labor es realmente acerca de lo que se sabe que es la cultura de la organización, cuál es “el grado de alineamiento que existe en torno a la visión”, cómo todo en la organización labora en pro de esa visión al tiempo que discierne si la organización cuenta con los recursos necesarios para llegar allí, dijo ella.George agregó que el TREC limitaba su campo de acción al quehacer de la Convención General, el Consejo Ejecutivo, la Obispa Primada, la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el personal del centro denominacional y los comités, comisiones, agencias y juntas de la Iglesia.El equipo de trabajo no está contemplando la labor de la Iglesia en sus nueve provincias, sus diócesis, congregaciones y otros organismos eclesiásticos, aunque George reconoció que las decisiones que se hayan tomado respecto a las actividades de esas personas y agrupaciones de la “lista dentro de su campo de acción” sin lugar a duda influirán la estructura y la labor de las entidades de la segunda lista. Esos posibles cambios podrían ser “una adecuada actividad de seguimiento para el próximo trienio”, afirmó George.Posteriormente, en la discusión del Consejo, el miembro Steve Hurtchinson se preguntó si el deseo de la Convención General de recibir un informe en 2015 era un reto al verdadero compromiso en todas las facetas de tal labor. Y el miembro del Consejo John Johnson instó al TREC a correr riesgos y ser audaz en sus recomendaciones a la Convención de 2015.El Consejo dedicó casi una hora a discutir con George y Zscheile algunos de los principios incluidos en un Informe de trabajo inicial sobre identidad y visión que el TREC publicó semanas atrás. El informe —sobre el cual la Cámara de Obispos quedó impuesta y los miembros de la Cámara de Diputados que integran el equipo de trabajo enviaron una carta a sus colegas— resumía la labor del equipo de trabajo al buscar respuestas para las siguientes preguntas:¿Quiénes somos como episcopales? ¿Cuál es nuestra particular identidad?¿Cómo se expresa y se renueva la identidad episcopal en el contexto del siglo XXI?¿Cómo ha evolucionado nuestra organización denominacional? y ¿es el actual paradigma el mejor sostén de nuestra identidad y llamado en el contexto de hoy?¿Qué necesitamos de una organización denominacional en la actualidad y en el futuro?En el informe, el equipo de trabajo dijo que “un nuevo paradigma para la organización de la Iglesia Episcopal debe arraigarse en nuestra identidad”,  al que llama su “principio organizacional global”, en el sentido que “la estructura debe fomentar una identidad compartida y un sentido de comunidad, al tiempo que resiste los intentos de limitar excesivamente la vida y el testimonio de la Iglesia”.El informe mencionaba “cuatro papeles específicos que la organización denominacional podía y debía desempeñar”, entre ellos los de “catalizadora, relacionadora, capacitadora y coordinadora”.“En verdad estamos en busca de un compromiso sustantivo con esas ideas”, le dijo George al Consejo, añadiendo que el equipo de trabajo es “muy receptivo” a revisar su labor respecto a esas ideas a lo largo del próximo año hasta que le toque hacer público su informe a la Convención General a fines de 2014.George y Zscheile instaron a los miembros del Consejo a alentar la participación y el comentario para ayudar a ese perfeccionamiento. Relacionado con eso, el día de la presentación del TREC al Consejo, el grupo anunció sus planes de “seguir comprometiendo a la Iglesia en todos los niveles en un diálogo permanente respecto a la manera en que podemos ‘reinventar’ nuestras estructuras, gobierno y administración de tal manera que respondan lo mejor posible al llamado de Dios en este momento en nuestra vida, y contribuyan con la mayor fidelidad a vivir en la Iglesia que Dios nos llama a convertirnos en el futuro”, dicho en las palabras del Rdo. Craig Loya, otro co-coordinador del TREC.La llamado “carpeta de participación” [Engagement Kit], que incluye resúmenes, normas de participación, notas del facilitador y otros materiales, puede descargarse tanto en formato de PowerPoint como de PDF en el cibersitio del equipo de trabajo aquí.  La carpeta, dijo Loya, está concebida para que se use en cualquier reunión local, diocesana o denominacional.Hay también una oportunidad para la participación virtual, que es una serie de cuatro preguntas.Los materiales se proponen abordar en parte con la realidad de que, si bien la Resolución C095 le pedía al equipo de trabajo que celebrara una “reunión especial” para recibir respuestas a cualesquiera recomendaciones propuestas que estuviera contemplando presentar a la Convención General de 2015, la Convención no le dio al equipo de trabajo los $450.000 que se calcularon que costaría organizar tal reunión. La convención aprobó (el renglón 282 aquí) $200.000 específicamente para la reunión.Además, el equipo de trabajo se habrá reunido tres veces durante dos días cada vez, para fines de 2013 (el TREC se reúne nuevamente el 6 y 7 de diciembre). Cada una de estas reuniones también cuesta dinero. La Convención asignó $630.449 a repartirse entre todos los comités, comisiones, agencias y juntas de la Iglesia, incluido el equipo de trabajo.El equipo de trabajo pidió y recibió una subvención de $150.000 de la iglesia de La Trinidad en Wall Street. “También hablamos acerca de otros medios de reunirnos…”, le dijo Loya a ENS en julio, que podría ser una manera útil de crear nuevos modelos para que la Iglesia se reúna”.George dijo que el TREC estaba contemplando ahora un plan para celebrar una reunión denominacional en julio de 2014, financiando lo que pueda del costo total de su presupuesto y pidiéndoles a las provincias y los individuos que  sufraguen su participación.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, se refirió a las implicaciones de la cambiante naturaleza de la Iglesia Episcopal durante sus palabras iniciales.“Entiendan que nuestra identidad como promotores del evangelio nos exige echar a un lado, una vez más, nuestra vieja identidad establecida como Iglesia del poder y del privilegio”, afirmó. “Ya se trate del Congreso o de las grandes empresas, lo que transitan por los pasillos del poder de este mundo no están obligados a seguirnos escuchando —si es que alguna vez lo hicieron. Pero eso no significa que debemos dejar de hablar, no porque seamos culturalmente poderosos, sino porque somos cristianos llamados por Dios a alzar nuestras voces por aquellos que no tienen voz”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori señalaba también en sus palabras de apertura la naturaleza cambiante de la Iglesia, y en consecuencia la labor del Consejo, haciendo notar que los miembros tenían “una importante labor que hacer en comenzar a configurar un marco misional para la misión y el ministerio de toda la Iglesia en el próximo trienio”.El subcomité de presupuesto del Consejo ha recibido reacciones de la Iglesia, dijo ella, que apuntan a mantener las Cinco Marcas de la Misión “como el marco de referencia deseado, así como su foco de atención en la evangelización, en el desarrollo de nuevas y existentes comunidades de fe en la tradición episcopal y en la convicción de que la estructura denominacional debe concentrarse en la interconexión y en la participación de los recursos”La cobertura de ENS sobre la labor inicial del TREC se encuentra aquí.—La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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The classic ‘Wall’ set piece try by Sale Sharks

first_imgFriday Jul 6, 2007 The classic ‘Wall’ set piece try by Sale Sharks This is a look at a fantastic set piece ‘Wall’ try, as seen in days gone by, scored here by the Sale Sharks vs Ospreys in the Heineken Cup. Argentinian Fernandez Lobbe finishes it off, but the deception and trickery is set up by the halfback and the forwards. These used to be practiced over and over on the training ground and when they come off, magic.These days you don’t see it often though, mainly due to a law change. It’s unfortunate as it used to be one of the more exciting and interesting – if not amusing – aspects of the game. It would be great to bring it back at some stage.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , See it to Believe it Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

More funding for community-based media in South Yorkshire

first_imgMore funding for community-based media in South Yorkshire Tagged with: Community fundraising The Community Media Association’s (CMA) ‘Turn Up The Volume’ project has now launched the second round of ‘The South Yorkshire Community Media Fund’ (SYCMF).This fund is a new initiative from the CMA, to support community-based media and communication projects in South Yorkshire. The aim of the fund is to encourage and assist innovative communication initiatives that will contribute to neighbourhood renewal, enterprise development and employment in South Yorkshire’s Priority 4a communities. 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. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 17 December 2005 | News  22 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should

first_imgTwitter Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: March 3, 2018Next articleThere’s a new Horned Frog in town William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: Daniel Day-Lewis’ Phantom Thread falls flat Facebook Facebook ReddIt printThe 90th annual Oscars will be taking place this Sunday at 7 p.m. The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and is likely to be filled with poorly timed jokes and another wisecrack about how Meryl Streep is always nominated for prestigious awards. (Idea: Maybe we don’t want to hear that joke for the one-hundredth time?) But we do want to hear about what films will take home the biggest awards of the night.Below are the nominations and my predictions.BEST PICTURE“Call Me By Your Name”“Darkest Hour”“Dunkirk”“Get Out”“Lady Bird”“Phantom Thread”“The Post”“The Shape of Water”“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Will win: “Three Billboards.” This film has been winning a ton of the major awards coming into the Oscars so it hard not seeing win Best Picture for this years Oscars.Should win: “Call Me by Your Name.” This is my favorite Oscar movie this year and has some of the best acting in any of the nominated films, especially Michael Stuhlbarg’s and Timothée Chalamet’s riveting performances.DIRECTORPaul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”Jordan Peele, “Get Out”Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”Will win: Guillermo del Toro. If anyone makes a movie about a romance between a fish and a woman, then it is bound to be an Oscar frontrunner. After winning a few awards leading up to the Oscars, look to del Toro to win the award.Should win: Guillermo del Toro.ACTORTimothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”Will win: Gary Oldman. This performance of Gary Oldman yelling in a fat suit is all anyone is talking about. With all this hype going into the award I’m sure he will take it home.Should win: Timothée Chalamet. This performance is almost the opposite of Gary Oldman, meaning it is much more subtle. I would love for him to win, but Gary Oldman is the clear frontrunner for this.ACTRESSSally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”Meryl Streep, “The Post”Will win: Frances McDormand. She’s another clear frontrunner and has won the majority of the awards going into the Oscars and deservingly so. Look to her to win this award with her only competition being Sally Hawkins.Should win: Frances McDormand.Animated Feature Film“Boss Baby”“The Breadwinner”“Coco”“Ferdinand”“Loving Vincent”Will win: “Coco.” No surprise here as this film is the only one on the list made by Pixar and this category is basically best Disney/Pixar movie of the year. Granted, this is a great movie but there are others not even on the list that should have been nominated.Should win: “Coco.” Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Linkedin + posts center_img An Oscar statue appears in the ballroom during the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ ReddIt William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun William Konig World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Cartoonist Zunar goes to court to challenge ban on his books

first_img Organisation Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again News RSF_en February 22, 2021 Find out more New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth November 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cartoonist Zunar goes to court to challenge ban on his books MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Malaysia Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments News March 17, 2021 Find out more News to go further Receive email alerts Political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anawar Ulhaque, better known by the pen-name of Zunar, has brought a legal action challenging a government ban on two of his cartoon books, “Funny Malaysia” and “Perak Darul Kartun.” A Kuala Lumpur court is due to hear the case on 8 November.Reporters Without Borders hopes the Malaysian judicial system is able to act independently and that it will order the government to lift the ban. A ruling in Zunar’s favour would send a strong signal that there is an urgent need to overhaul the Printing and Publication Act, under which the authorities can ban a book and arrest the author or publisher.Zunar answered questions from Reporters Without Borders in this exclusive interview: News In a separate case, Zunar is facing a possible three-year jail sentence in a prosecution brought against him by the government for publishing another collection of cartoons called “Cartoon-o-phobia.” Reporters Without Borders urges the government to drop the prosecution and restore all the copies of “Cartoon-o-phobia” that were seized when Zunar was arrested and held overnight in September.Zunar described his career as a cartoonist to Reporters Without Borders: “I did not do any art or drawing course. I studied science and worked as a technician in a public hospital from 1983 to 1986. At the same time, I began sending my cartoons to the magazine Gila-Gila and then, in 1993 to New Straits Times. But this newspaper often censored my cartoons.“What started me off doing political cartoons was the Anwar Ibrahim case. I told myself I had to take a stand. In 1999, I joined the Islamic opposition newspaper Harakah, where my work was appreciated. That is how I began making a name for myself. Subsequently, in 2002, I joined Malaysiakini and I am still there.“I have always liked political books, which is very different from practising politics. I don’t belong to any party. In my view, a political cartoonist must be well informed, he must know about legal matters, human rights and so on. I hope that, through my cartoons, people understand what is going on. I would like to be a pioneer and for other young cartoonists to take this road. I have already worked with several of them.”More information: http://en.rsf.org/malaisie-cartoonist-arrested-on-suspicion-28-09-2010,3…Malaysia was ranked 141th out of 178 countries in the 2010 world press freedom index which Reporters Without Borders released on 20 October. January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

British Antarctic Survey, 1975–76

first_imgSix British Antarctic Survey stations were operational during the year. A new station, at Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, is being built to replace Adelaide station. Its development is providing a unique opportunity to study changes in the microbial, invertebrate, plant and birdpopulations as a result of human activities, including the inevitable atmospheric pollution and the localized influence of tracked vehicles. Several small sites have been set up to study these changes. Among the senior Survey staff to visit the bases this season were Dr R. M. Laws (Director), and Mr W. R. Piggott (Head of Atmospheric Sciences). Other visitors included Dr B.B. Roberts, Dr L. Ferraz, a Brazilian observer, and Mr D. Smith, a British artist.last_img

Southern Hemisphere westerly wind changes during the Last Glacial Maximum: model-data comparison

first_imgThe Southern Hemisphere (SH) westerly winds are thought to be critical to global ocean circulation, productivity, and carbon storage. For example, an equatorward shift in the winds, though its affect on the Southern Ocean circulation, has been suggested as the leading cause for the reduction in atmospheric CO2 during the Last Glacial period. Despite the importance of the winds, it is currently not clear, from observations or model results, how they behave during the Last Glacial. Here, an atmospheric modelling study is performed to help determine likely changes in the SH westerly winds during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). Using LGM boundary conditions, the maximum in SH westerlies is strengthened by ∼+1 m s−1 and moved southward by ∼2° at the 850 hPa pressure level. Boundary layer stabilisation effects over equatorward extended LGM sea-ice can lead to a small apparent equatorward shift in the wind band at the surface. Further sensitivity analysis with individual boundary condition changes indicate that changes in sea surface temperatures are the strongest factor behind the wind change. The HadAM3 atmospheric simulations, along with published PMIP2 coupled climate model simulations, are then assessed against the newly synthesised database of moisture observations for the LGM. Although the moisture data is the most commonly cited evidence in support of a large equatorward shift in the SH winds during the LGM, none of the models that produce realistic LGM precipitation changes show such a large equatorward shift. In fact, the model which best simulates the moisture proxy data is the HadAM3 LGM simulation which shows a small poleward wind shift. While we cannot prove here that a large equatorward shift would not be able to reproduce the moisture data as well, we show that the moisture proxies do not provide an observational evidence base for it.last_img read more

Transcriptional frontloading contributes to cross‐tolerance between stressors

first_imgThe adaptive value of phenotypic plasticity for performance under single stressors is well documented. However, plasticity may only truly be adaptive in the natural multifactorial environment if it confers resilience to stressors of a different nature, a phenomenon known as cross‐tolerance. An understanding of the mechanistic basis of cross‐tolerance is essential to aid prediction of species resilience to future environmental change. Here, we identified mechanisms underpinning cross‐tolerance between two stressors predicted to increasingly challenge aquatic ecosystems under climate change, chronic warming and hypoxia, in an ecologically‐important aquatic invertebrate. Warm acclimation improved hypoxic performance through an adaptive hypometabolic strategy and changes in the expression of hundreds of genes that are important in the response to hypoxia. These ‘frontloaded’ genes showed a reduced reaction to hypoxia in the warm acclimated compared to the cold acclimated group. Frontloaded genes included stress indicators, immune response and protein synthesis genes that are protective at the cellular level. We conclude that increased constitutive gene expression as a result of warm acclimation reduced the requirement for inducible stress responses to hypoxia. We propose that transcriptional frontloading contributes to cross‐tolerance between stressors and may promote fitness of organisms in environments increasingly challenged by multiple anthropogenic threats.last_img read more

VANDERBURGH HUMANE SOCIETY RELEASES FIGURES AND STATISTICS DEMONSTRATING COMMUNITY IMPACT IN 2016, GEARS UP…

first_img2,989 animals sheltered, 82% from Vanderburgh CountyVHS is an open-admission shelter, which means we do not turn away any owner-surrendered animals. People do not have to live in Vanderburgh County/Evansville to surrender an animal or use almost ANY of our services (excluding the Pit Stop program.) We are one of the largest animal welfare agencies in the entire Tri-State. We pride ourselves on being open-admission and on the standard of care we provide. We accept owner-surrendered animals, stray animals as space allows, and we also transfer in animals from other local shelters who are full as often as we can. (Mainly dogs.) We accept any type of domestic animal with the exception of horses & cows due to lack of housing. This includes not just dogs, cats, and rabbits, but also reptiles, pocket pets & rodents, birds, pigs, goats, and even hermit crabs.438 Euthanized/DiedThis is always a hard number for people to read. But we are open about our practices and why euthanasia still happens. There are still animals who arrive at shelters with severe, life-threatening diseases. There are also incoming animals with behavior or aggression problems that would be considered unsafe in almost any home, much less one with young children. We are not a “no-kill” shelter and we do not claim to be. It’s a misleading and often overused term in the animal welfare world.In 2016:– 34 animals died (all of these were very young, sick kittens)– 404 animals were euthanized: 150 for aggression/behavior, and 254 for severe health issues.In 2008, the first full year after our Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic opened, we had to euthanize 1,804 animals. This is a pretty heartbreaking number, and it was pretty typical of most other years prior to that. But look at how euthanasia rates have changed since then:2009: 1,951 (more animals taken in than in 2008)2010: 1,382                2011: 1,3382012: 1,0342013: 7802014: 5482015: 4582016: 404 (438 less 34 who died naturally)We have decreased euthanasia by 78% since our Spay & Neuter Clinic opened!! This is an astronomical accomplishment, and there are almost no other contributing factors. Although other animal welfare agencies have appeared recently, they do not affect our intake or euthanasia numbers. For example:Another Chance for Animals pulls exclusively from Evansville Animal Control. The only affiliation.It Takes a Village Canine Rescue deals with dogs only, whereas 2/3 of the animals we deal with are cats. Plus, while ITV occasionally rescues local dogs, many of theirs come from trips out-of-state to go acquire dogs from other shelters in states like Alabama. Many groups like ITV, PC Pound Puppies, and others also warehouse dogs for years upon years just for the sake of “life at any cost” without evaluating their behavior the way we do.Other counties’ agencies, such as Posey Humane Society, Warrick Humane Society,  PAAWS, and Gibson County Animal Services have significantly smaller capacities. In fact, we have transferred animals in TO our facility from almost all of these agencies including the “no-kill” ones recently because of our adoption success and extra space. In a perfect world, no animal would have to be euthanized. But we don’t live in a perfect world. Every single animal that was euthanized was an individual. Every single one had a name and a story. And every single one received love and equal care during their time with us, however long that was. What’s important to remember is that we need to tackle these problems in our community at the source:– socialization, obedience, & behavior training for all puppies beginning at a young age, no matter where they come from, and their owners– spay & neuter to prevent overpopulation and genetic health & behavior problems– enforcement of current Vanderburgh County ordinances that require a breeder’s license and a limit on number of animals per household– responsible ownership, including providing regular vet care for the duration of the pet’s life We also provide surgeries for 15 other agencies in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, Perry, and Hancock counties in Indiana; and Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, & Daviess counties in Kentucky.Humane EducationPart of our mission is to provide humane education to the public so we can tackle our community’s animal-related issues at the source. We provide programs for people of all ages and abilities through our Humane Education Department. Program topics include responsible pet ownership, dog bite prevention, and many others. Those would wish to inquire about setting up a program or tour for a school/preschool, Scout troop, church group, or business, should call (812) 426-5263 extension 206.More than 12,000 lbs. of pet food served to ~395 families through Emergency Pet Food AssistanceOur pet food bank is there for low-income pet owners who are temporarily having a hard time making ends meet. Rather than having to relinquish their pets to a shelter, programs like this help ensure that more pets can stay in their homes until their families get back on their feet. Food assistance operates twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (excluding major holidays) from 12:00-3:00 in the rear lobby. A driver’s license must be provided, and preference is given to those whose pets are spayed or neutered. 17 FIV+ Cats AdoptedFor many years, being positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) was a death sentence for shelter cats. Now we have much more knowledge about this disease, and we can put positive cats up for adoption. Many cats live long, happy, healthy lives with FIV, and can even live with cats who are negative! The public can find information about fostering a pet in need at www.vhslifesaver.org. 103 Reclaimed by OwnerThese are animals who were lost and came to the VHS as strays, and their owners were able to reunite with them. Many of these were due to microchips and/or collars with up-to-date tags. Microchipping is offered every Saturday at our Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic at 8:00 am for $25.29,101 Doses of Medication GivenThis includes flea/tick prevention, medications for common conditions like infections or wounds, ear mite treatment, etc. as well as more significant medications for illnesses or injuries. Many local shelters & rescues work collaboratively together toward these goals along with the Evansville Police Department, a lawyer, and a local veterinarian through EPAW, the Evansville Partnership for Animal Welfare. 227 Transferred OutThese are animals that we sent to other facilities who had more space. The vast majority of these are cats who went to less-crowded shelters in Chicago. We continue to struggle with overcrowding of cats every year at VHS. 25 Dogs Treated for HeartwormsHeartworm treatment costs an average of $250 for one adoptable shelter dog. It’s a significant expense that VHS incurs, and that cost is never passed on to adopters. The public can make a donation specifically to the Maxine Fund at www.vhslifesaver.org to help us treat heartworm-positive dogs in 2017. 19 Pets Housed through Safe PetsThis program is designed to provide a resource for pets belonging to people fleeing domestic violence situations. We work closely with human agencies such as Albion Fellows Bacon Center and the YWCA. For information on this program, visit www.vhslifesaver.org or call (812) 426-2563 extension 220. 60th AnniversaryIn 2017, the Vanderburgh Humane Society will celebrate its 60th anniversary as an organization. This would not have been possible without decades of support from right here in the Evansville community. VHS encourages the public to help mark this significant milestone by making a tax-deductible donation at www.vhslifesaver.org, or by calling (812) 426-2563 to find out how to get involved. Donors, volunteers, adopters, and fosters are always needed. A celebratory ice cream social event will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the shelter and is open & free to the public. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 496 Animals Benefited from Foster CareOur foster care program serves a variety of animals. These include:– unweaned puppies & kittens– sick or injured animals– undersocialized animals– animals who are severely stressed in the shelter environment– pets enrolled in the Safe Pets program for domestic violence victims (see below) 250+ participants, 1,000+ hours through Cardio For CaninesThe VHS’ newest program began last June and has exploded in popularity! Anyone can come walk or run with a shelter dog at Garvin Park on Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:30 am. For additional details about CFC, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cardioforcaninesor on Instagram at @cardioforcanines.Davidson Rausch Low-Cost Spay & Neuter/Vaccine ClinicOur Clinic is celebrating its 10th birthday this summer! Since that time, we have altered more than 58,000 local animals. Spay & neuter is the only permanent solution to overpopulation, and we are making a drastic impact in our community through the Clinic.Our Pit Stop Program focuses on spaying/neutering pit bull-type dogs in Vanderburgh County at no cost to their owners. 49 pit bull-type dogs were fixed in 2016. By reducing the number of unaltered dogs like these running the streets, we can greatly improve their chances of survival in shelters, keep our communities safer, and eventually eliminate the negative stereotypes that these wonderful dogs face in the media.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: Riecken Accuses Winnecke’s Waffling Points To Lack Of Leadership

first_imgWinnecke has refused to put forth a realistic budget, playing politics and pushing the hard choices off to other leaders. His choice to play politics is the budget we now have for 2016.A city without leadership is a ship without a captain.As Mayor, I will take the leadership role, with open meetings and discussion about budget issues longer before the eleventh hour.Together, we can make Evansville better.Sincerely,Gail RieckenCandidate For Mayor of EvansvilleGail Riecken is running for Mayor of Evansville and is a former Evansville City Council-woman, Evansville Parks Director, and a current member of the Indiana State House of Representatives. She is a lifelong Evansville resident, has been married for 47 years, and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.### FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Winnecke’s Waffling Points To Lack of LeadershipEvansville, IN – Gail Riecken released a statement regarding the 2016 Evansville Municipal Budget. Leadership begins and ends with action.When it comes to the 2016 City Budget, Mayor Winnecke did not act.If anyone is to blame for the budgetary cuts the City Council made, it’s Mayor Winnecke.I spoke about our city finances and the difficulties the city faces quite a bit over the last 9 months. We have more money going out than coming in, rising debt, and a Mayor who thinks neither of those things are a problem.At the same time, Mayor Winnecke was told about how the 2016 Budget needed to be both cut and balanced. He knew the budget process would be a difficult one. He could have spent the time finding ways to trim the budget in a way the City Council would approve, ensuring that his priorities were included.Instead, the Mayor punted.Mayor Winnecke refused to make the cuts necessary, and made a deeply political decision. He let the City Council make the budgetary cuts for him, refusing to be the leader Evansville deserves and make the budgetary cuts himself.He did so in order to blame someone else for the cuts he knows must be made. Anyone who looks at the budgets, looks at the city finances, and understands how government can and should function, can easily see that budgetary cuts must be made.Mayor Winnecke wants to let someone else do his dirty work so he can keep his hands clean, and avoid having to take any responsibility for the budgetary cuts other leaders MUST now make to keep our city financially solvent.Mayor Winnecke refused to act, so other leaders had a duty to do so.Its unfortunate the Mayor would not make the hard choices. I do not agree with all the budgetary cuts that were made, but what is most disappointing is that the Finance Chair of the City Council, and not the Mayor, had to be the one proposing the cuts to the budget.At his 3pm press conference today, Mayor Winnecke said “Politics has gotten in the way of good public policy”.Frankly, I couldn’t agree more.last_img read more