RIP: Ervin Adams Brown III, Baltimore-area priest

first_img Comments (1) Posted Dec 15, 2016 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Obituary, [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Ervin Adams Brown III, Episcopal priest and former rector of several Baltimore-area churches, died Dec. 12 at Augsburg Village in Lochearn, Maryland. He was 79.The son of Ervin Adams Brown Jr. and Annilee Thornhill Brown, Ervin Brown was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Ensley High School in 1954 and received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Alabama in 1958, where he was inducted into the national honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. He was also chapter president of his college fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, and worked a year after graduation for the national fraternity visiting chapters around North America.Erv then entered graduate school at Indiana University where he met his future wife, Letetia (Tish) Holloway, and received his Master or Arts in public administration in May 1960.Erv and Tish were married at Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore in 1960. After serving as dean of men at Bowling Green State University, he entered Virginia Theological Seminary from which he was graduated in 1965.He began his ministry as assistant rector at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton, and then as rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Glyndon. In the 1970s and ’80s, Erv served as rector at Episcopal parishes in Lynchburg, Virginia; Detroit, Michigan; and, St. Michaels, Maryland, before retiring in 2002 to Baltimore where he served as interim dean at the cathedral and on the staffs of the Church of the Redeemer and Memorial Church, Bolton Hill.He and Tish shared a love of travel, and Erv took special pride in leading pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Britain and Spain. He was particularly moved by the plight of the Palestinian people and had a special relationship with leaders of the Anglican church in the Middle East. He also advocated for the rights of gays and lesbians and was asked by the bishop of the Diocese of Southeastern Michigan to perform the first blessing of a same-sex couple in the diocese in 1992. And although the University of Alabama football team was notoriously feckless during his college years, he was an avid fan the rest of his life, cheering them on to numerous national championships.He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Letetia, and by three adored children, Laura McCabe (Jim) ; Holly Elizabeth Brown and Paul Edmund Brown (Marnie ); his loving sister, Nell Charlton Brown Hampton of Scotland, Maryland, and her family survive him as well, as do numerous cousins and in-laws. Special gratitude from the family to Bill Roberts and the Partners in Care Ministry at Memorial who ministered to Erv’s health needs and were an indefatigable support during his final yearsThe joy of his later life was his relationship with his grandchildren, Ysabel, Ogden, Virginia and Amelia. Numerous close friends from the many communities he called home also mourn his passingFuneral services will be held at Memorial Church, Bolton Hill, 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, on Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. 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I was so grateful when he followed me as Rector of St. Paul’s, Lynchburg, Virginia in 1973. I loved that parish dearly and my sorrow on leaving was relieved by knowing that the parish had his excellent leadership. – Doug Carpenter Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY People Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR RIP: Ervin Adams Brown III, Baltimore-area priest Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

SMC student shares the effects of sustainability

first_imgThe Justice Friday series continued at Saint Mary’s on Sept. 4, with a talk on sustainability by sophomore Kristhel Torre. The discussion, titled “How SMC Students Contribute to Environmental Problems and What We Can Do About It,” focused on minimizing trash output and practicing a sustainable lifestyle.Torre said the problem resulted from an excess amount of trash being produced. In response, the consumers need to find alternative ways of disposal, she said.“The problem is we’re entirely producing way too much waste, very unnecessary waste in the world from food waste, containers, things that we don’t take into consideration that we can reuse or give away to someone else instead of just throwing it away in the trash,” Torre said.“I was looking through the trash cans around school and was looking at what was in it, if people were putting stuff in there that could be recycled or could have been used in a different way,” Torre said. “I saw a lot of cardboard and papers and water bottles that could have easily been put towards the recycling and not contributing towards the landfills.”Torre said the average American produces more than four pounds of waste per day. In a three-person household, 90 pounds of trash are produced per week, not including recycling.“I’m really passionate about this and saw this as a problem,” she said. “Especially in the United States because we are producing all this stuff but we aren’t really consuming everything. … We don’t take it into consideration how we could reuse it or find other ways to use it.”Trash not only affects lakes and rivers but also animals, Torre said. She gave the example of the penguin Lovelace from the movie “Happy Feet” and how a plastic six-pack ring was fastened around his neck.“Some people find that humorous, he is a cartoon, but once you take that into perspective, you see real life events where that is happening all the time, where, for example, an animal is caught in a plastic bag,” Torre said.“For our trash to affect all these animals, not just our animals but our environment … it just puts it into perspective,” she said. “All of this trash that we are putting out there, we could minimize that. We have to be a little more cautious about the stuff that we are using. … Our trash is not just going in the landfills … it’s affecting more than we think.”Torre asked the audience why Saint Mary’s students don’t recycle when there are recycle bins on every floor of the dormitories.“People know cardboard can be recycled and water bottles can be recycled, why are they not doing that?,” Torre said. “We have recycle bins on every floor. Is it because it’s far from your room?”Junior Maranda Pennington said a reason students don’t recycle might be that they don’t have to deal with the direct consequences.“When people don’t have to deal with the direct consequences right then, and they can live in their happy state and not realize what they are doing affects other people and the environment … they don’t take an initiative or care,” Pennington said.Torre defined sustainability as taking what is needed now without jeopardizing the potential for future generations.“Landfills keep filling up and we keep manufacturing more and more,” Torre said. “Let’s take an initiative … making sure we know where our trash is going.”The Justice Friday series takes place every Friday from 12-12:50 p.m. in the Student Center.Tags: animals, Justice Fridays, recycling, saint mary’s, sustainabilitylast_img read more

FB : Cooper: Dominant Orange victory shows Big East title within reach

first_img Published on October 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Everyone expected a blowout. One team — Syracuse — was presumed to be vastly inferior in all three phases. Fans likely made other plans during the fourth quarter because it would be no contest by then.West Virginia was supposed to be the team to score 49 points and Syracuse was supposed to score 23.But some bizarre, inverted version of that scenario took place instead — all in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPN. The Orange displayed a juggernaut offense, a tenacious defense and a dynamic special teams unit that dismantled the Mountaineers, to come out on the winning end of a 49-23 rout.‘They completely dominated us on all three sides,’ West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said. ‘There won’t be any finger-pointing. This was a team loss. We have to give Syracuse credit for having more energy and being more excited to play.’This came out of nowhere. After a three-point win over lowly Tulane, whose head coach resigned last week, Syracuse destroyed the No. 11 team in the nation Friday, breaking the Mountaineers’ will. The Orange looked like the team that was unanimously picked to win the Big East back in August, not West Virginia. Syracuse played like the team that could represent the Big East this January in the Bowl Championship Series.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere’s now a new aura surrounding this team. SU could very well be ranked by the time it plays another game in the Carrier Dome (Nov. 11 vs. South Florida). No longer is Syracuse considered to be so lucky for having a winning record. The Orange lost to Rutgers, but it now feels like SU must be the better team. Rutgers couldn’t do that to West Virginia.The saying goes: You are what your record says you are. And pretty or not, Syracuse is a 5-2 team. And Friday was pretty.‘I’m very excited. We stuck together as a whole unit, offense, defense, special teams,’ safety Phillip Thomas said.Now, in the next two weeks, Syracuse will probably be favored to win road games at Louisville and Connecticut. UConn was just on the other side of a West Virginia blowout, getting shredded 43-16 on Oct. 8.Syracuse was another UConn. The result was going to be the same Friday.But when WVU quarterback Geno Smith tried to duplicate that performance Friday, the Orange defense gave him fits. None more prominent than when the Mountaineers tried to score before the half to cut into a 21-9 deficit. He threw into triple coverage in the end zone, and Orange safety Jeremi Wilkes came away with a pick.Later, after taking a hit on the last play of the half, Smith sat on the ground as everyone ran into the tunnel at halftime, one of the last ones to head to the locker room as he walked slowly off the field.‘Me, personally, I saw a little change in his game and in his eyes,’ defensive tackle Deon Goggins said. ‘So we did what we planned to do.’A month ago, Syracuse couldn’t rattle Matt Barkley as he threw five touchdowns on a poor SU secondary. But the bye week has reinvigorated and improved the health of Syracuse, who at 1-1 in the Big East can still make a run for the conference title.And five winnable games remain on the schedule: Louisville and UConn, then South Florida, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.It’s not exactly murderers’ row. The Cardinals and Huskies have inconsistent quarterback play. USF is 0-3 in the conference. Cincinnati’s at the top of the Big East but was obliterated by a 3-4 Tennessee team. Pittsburgh’s offense is an utter disaster.Syracuse has problems, too. But none of those five teams have put together as complete a performance as SU’s on Friday.A BCS bowl, whether it’s Orange, Sugar or Fiesta, is out in the distance but creeping closer.Marrone didn’t say anything outrageous after the game. He actually didn’t say much at all, deflecting credit for the win and in some ways deflecting the importance of the win itself.But string together a couple of more wins over teams the Orange should beat, and the next time Marrone’s at the podium in the Dome, after a Friday-night win over South Florida, it will be hard for him to keep calm over what would be an 8-2 Syracuse team.‘I think we were much closer to get those three phases,’ Orange head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘ … We’ll go back and look at it, and I’m sure there are a lot of things that we need to improve on as we go forward in this season, but it’s always easier to do that after a win.’Mark Cooper is an asst. sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @M_Coops_Cuse. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Nana Yaw Amponsah steps down as Phar Rangers President ahead of Kotoko appointment

first_imgNana Yaw Amponsah has stepped down from his role as President of Ghana Division 1 side Phar Rangers as he prepares to take up appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Ghanasportsonline has reported.Amponsah is expected to be named Asante Kotoko CEO on Friday.Candidate at the 2019 Ghana Football Association Presidential Elections, Amponsah’s switch to Kotoko has been long coming, having attended an interview last month.The football administrator is believed to have already received an appointment letter from Manhyia to head the Club’s administrative work.Manhyia Palace settled on the fast-growing football guru after a meeting with the new board headed by the Club’s financier Dr. Kwame Kyei.last_img

Kristaps Porzingis will not play for Mavericks this season, report says

first_imgKristaps Porzingis isn’t likely to suit up for his new team this season.The 7-foot-3 big man was traded to the Mavericks by the Knicks on Tuesday and will use the rest of 2018-19 to recover from the ACL tear he suffered last season, according to an ESPN report. Social media reacts to Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis probably will not play for the Mavericks this season as he continues his recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered a year ago, Dallas owner Mark Cuban told ESPN.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 1, 2019New York parted ways after Porzingis asked the team in a team meeting for a trade. The deal also helped clear cap space. The Knicks hope to land two superstars in 2019-20. The Knicks are 10-40, which is the worst mark in the NBA.Dallas is thriving under the leadership of rookie star Luka Doncic, but sit outside of the playoff picture at 23-28. Doncic, 19, is averaging 20.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Porzingis averaged 22.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 2017-18 and was named an All-Star in just his third NBA season. Related Newscenter_img Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is on his way out the league, but Doncic and Porzingis could become a formidable European duo for years to come. If they mesh well on the hardwood.last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Drops Road Contest At UNI, 85-74

first_imgBox Score CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Five players scored in double figures, led by junior Caitlin Ingle’s (Runnells, Iowa) season-high 19 points, for the Drake University women’s basketball team in an 85-74 road defeat to the UNI Panthers on Friday night at the McLeod Center. Joining Ingle in double digits for Drake (17-8, 10-4 MVC) was freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) who notched her fourth career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.), sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) scored 14,11 and 10 points, respectively. UNI (16-9, 11-3 MVC) was paced by junior Madison Weekly’s game-high 22 points while Stephanie Davison added 19 points and Amber Sorenson had 14 points. Jen Keitel chipped in 12 points for the Panthers who assumed sole possession of first place with the in-state win. In the opening quarter, Drake battled cold shooting and turnovers as UNI led 18-7 after one quarter of play. Ingle and Wendell both picked up two early fouls and had to go to the bench with just over two minutes left. The Panthers extended their lead to 42-24 at halftime as they outscored the Bulldogs, 24-17, in the period. Drake shot the basketball better out of the halftime break making five of six from the floor, but UNI answered nearly every basket. Donahue knocked down a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 11 points, but Weekly answered with her own as the Bulldogs could only get as close as 11 points three more times in the game. The Bulldogs improved their shooting in the final two quarters finishing the game at 42 percent. Drake was good at the free throw line making 21-of-27 paced by Ingle who made a career-high eight points. Drake controlled the paint with a 38-24 advantage and a 40-29 margin on the glass. Drake returns to the Knapp Center for its final regular season home games as the Bulldogs first host Loyola on Feb. 26. The game with the Ramblers will be the annual “Hoops 4 Hope” game with tipoff set for 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Drake welcomes Bradley on Feb. 28 for a 2 p.m. matinee with a senior day ceremony for Donahue set to take place after the game.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Chelsea youngsters proving the doubters wrong

first_imgTammy Abraham and Mason Mount have been in great formThere’s an old Irish proverb that says, ‘praise the young and they will flourish’, and Chelsea’s young players certainly deserve some acclaim for their performances in the opening weeks of this Premier League season. Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori have all made their mark in some way so far this campaign, and their achievements in breaking into the first team at one of the league’s biggest clubs speaks volumes of the determination, and quality, of each. Abraham has enjoyed a veritable goal-rush in the first few weeks of the campaign, and his recent hat-trick away at Wolverhampton Wanderers felt like a Premier League coming-of-age for the young striker, who has performed admirably in the Championship in the last couple of seasons. Mount, who excelled at Derby County last season, has brought a youthful flair to Frank Lampard’s attack – his direct and purposeful style causing countless problems for Premier League defences. Tomori, who also spent last season on loan at Pride Park, has begun to find his feet at the highest level, and scored a screamer at Molineux to ensure that his name will be on the lips of Chelsea’s fans in games to come.Abraham has looked the part up frontAfter that 5-2 victory over Wolves, there was a beautiful shot of the three men walking off the pitch together, arm in arm. Afterwards, Abraham gave an insight into their conversation after the game: “We were discussing how we’ve all scored in the same game for Chelsea. We’ve dreamt of that since we were little boys, and we made it happen today.” The success of the Blues’ youth academy products has been heart-warming, and an antidote to the big-money, big-expectation nature of some of the Premier League’s top six clubs’ recruitment policies. The progression of Abraham, Mount and Tomori so far has seemed to teach a valuable lesson that promoting young talent can still yield results at big clubs. While there is a long way to go for those three to fully prove that assertion, the early signs are extremely encouraging. Of course, to view the opportunities afforded to Chelsea’s young players as solely a matter of choice or philosophy would be to ignore other significant factors. The transfer ban currently imposed on the club for breaching FIFA rules over the signing of foreign under-18 players has played a part in presenting first team chances to the likes of Abraham, Mount and Tomori. After losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in the summer, Chelsea were unable to reinvest that cash in the transfer market, and have had to depend on their returning loanees to bolster the squad.Injuries, too, have played a part. With club stalwart Willian remaining side-lined, that has given Mount the chance to claim a spot in Chelsea’s attacking areas. An injury to Antonio Rudiger has also allowed Tomori the chance to fill in at centre-half.Lampard has shown faith in Chelsea’s youngstersHowever, the opportunity to play first-team football for Chelsea is only that – an opportunity. Abraham, Mount and Tomori have grabbed their chances with both hands and performed at, and beyond, the level required of top level Premier League footballers. They have not shied away from the spotlight, rather they have flourished beneath it, and put to shame other players in the league who have been brought in for millions. Caution must be taken in describing any of those three young players as the finished article. That is far from true, and there will undoubtedly be mistakes and disappointing performances as they develop. What’s important is that Chelsea keep faith in their youth, and although Premier League title odds will cast them as outsiders, it is vital to back their youngsters through thick and thin. As in all aspects of life, we learn through our mistakes, and Chelsea’s young talent must be allowed to learn from theirs. Lampard seems the right man to help them along. Whatever he lacks in managerial experience, he perhaps makes up for with his knowledge of the club, and his knowledge of what it takes to perform at a consistently high level for Chelsea. He is said to be an excellent man-manager, and this aspect will be key in aiding the development of Abraham, Mount and Tomori. While there has been a certain haphazard quality to Chelsea’s performances in the opening weeks of the Premier League season, there are definitely signs that Lampard is sowing seeds of progress at the west London club. Chelsea must afford him time to learn and develop, just as he must afford Abraham and Mount the same. At a club where change has been the only constant over the last ten years, perhaps the time has come to fully embrace youth and lay the foundations for a period of stability. Abraham, Mount and Tomori have proved so far this season that there is value in trusting youth, whether it’s a young player or a young manager. They have shown that trust and faith bear fruit on the pitch, and that future club legends perhaps need not cost millions of pounds. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoTettyBettyThese Are the Best Guitarists of All-time, Ranked. 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Sharks hold off Avalanche in Game 7, advance to face Blues

first_imgJoe Pavelski had a goal and an … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/09/bang_f46da4fd-468d-44c1-b868-8718fdd79024″](CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — The Sharks didn’t need a miraculous comeback Wednesday. They just had to hold on.And after the drama that unfolded at SAP Center two weeks ago, the Sharks had another heart-stopper in Game 7 of their second round series against the Colorado Avalanche.They found a way once again.last_img

‘Jacks earn first win

first_imgStoner got the ‘Jacks going with an unassisted … Four different Humboldt State women’s soccer players found the back of the net as the ‘Jacks earned win No. 1 of the season with a 4-0 shutout against William Jessup, Saturday afternoon at HSU.Humboldt had scored just two goals heading into Saturday’s game.They matched that sum by halftime and by the end of the contest, had doubled it.Lindsay Stoner, Sabine Postma, Pikake Hix and Rose Harman each scored a goal for Humboldt in the win.last_img

Planet Rotation Limits Habitability

first_imgLife can’t exist on a planet that rotates too fast or slow.  This is another Goldilocks problem for astrobiologists to consider.NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine has added another factor to habitability: planetary rotation.  In “Rotation of Planets Influences Habitability,” Amanda Doyle reports on findings from a paper on the arXiv server scheduled for Astrophysical Journal Letters.  After giving the usual definition of the habitable zone as the inner and outer radius around a star where liquid water can exist, she complicates things:However, this concept is rather simple. In reality, many other factors come into play that could affect a planet’s habitability. New research has revealed that the rate at which a planet spins is instrumental in its ability to support life. Not only does rotation control the length of day and night, it can also tug on the winds that blow through the atmosphere and ultimately influence cloud formation.Doyle shows how a planet that spins too fast ends up with atmospheric Hadley cells that make the planet too hot:This will decrease the temperature difference between the equator and the poles and ultimately weaken the Hadley cells. The result is fewer clouds at the tropical regions available to protect the planet from the intense heat, and the planet becomes uninhabitable.At the other extreme, a slow rotator is more habitable, because Hadley cells will encompass the whole planet, allowing hot can flow to the cold side, and clouds form to protect the hottest hemisphere.  This should extend the inner edge of the habitable zone closer to the star.  But what about Venus, a slow rotator?  The authors’ model breaks down in that case; “This goes to show that just because a planet is rotating slowly does not automatically mean that it is habitable, rather it has the potential to be habitable if the right conditions exist.”  To rescue that observable case, the authors had to speculate that Venus used to rotate faster.This adds a 12th factor to our growing list of habitable zone requirements.  It’s looking more like Earth hit the cosmic jackpot.  By chance or design? Galactic Habitable Zone, where a star must be located (09/29/2009);Circumstellar Habitable Zone, the right radius from the star where liquid water can exist (10/08/2010);Continuously Habitable Zone, because too much variety can be lethal (07/21/2007);Temporal Habitable Zone, because habitable zones do not last forever (10/27/2008);Chemical and Thermodynamic Habitable Zone, where water can be liquid (12/30/2003);Ultraviolet Habitable Zone, free from deadly radiation (08/15/2006);Tidal Habitable Zone, which rules out most stars that are small (02/26/2011).Stable Obliquity Habitable Zone (1/12/2012)Stellar Chemistry Habitable Zone (9/08/12)Stellar Wind Habitable Zone (9/19/13, 6/03/14)Inhabitants, creating a biosphere that can regulate the atmosphere (06/06/14)Rotation Habitable Zone (8/12/14) (Visited 244 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more