Connecticut diocese resolves case of abuse claims from 1984 against…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Very Rev. James Kowalski speaks at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York on May 22, 2017. Photo: Cathedral of St. John the Divine[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. James Kowalski, who served as the dean of New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine from 2002 to 2017, has reached an agreement with the Episcopal Church in Connecticut to end a clergy misconduct case involving sexual abuse allegations from 1984.Kowalski was accused of engaging in “acts of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation” with a college freshman who had previously been a parishioner at a church he served in Newtown, Connecticut; the diocese did not specify her age except to say she was under 21 at the time, meaning there is no statute of limitations for making the allegation under the church’s Title IV disciplinary process. Kowalski, now 68 and retired, would have been 33 at the time.“The claims that have been put forth, about an incident alleged to have happened more than 30 years ago, are deeply upsetting to me and my family,” Kowalski wrote in an email to Episcopal News Service. “Although there are aspects of [the] accord that I do not agree with, I believe it is in the best interest of me, my family and the church.”The accord, announced on July 17, resolves the Title IV case against Kowalski. Kowalski agreed to the accord after the diocese decided that the case would proceed to a hearing panel, which is similar to a trial court. The accord means the case is settled and will not go to a hearing panel.“This was an extremely difficult decision, but I believe that going through a contested hearing process would have provided neither healing nor resolution,” Kowalski told ENS.The terms of the accord have not been made public; possible outcomes in these types of cases include suspension and deposition (being removed from the clergy). The accord did not exercise either of these options, according to Robin Hammeal-Urban of the diocese’s Office of Mission Integrity & Training.Rather, the accord has “put in place other actions to bring healing to those who have been hurt and safety to those who might be at risk,” Hammeal-Urban told ENS.The complainant came forward about a year ago, said Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, who told ENS that he remains committed to working toward “wholeness and healing for all involved, and also with respect to matters of accountability and transparency and honesty.”Kowalski was the dean of St. John the Divine, seat of the Diocese of New York and one of the largest cathedrals in the world, for 15 years until his retirement in 2017. Before that, he served at several parishes in Connecticut. According to the diocesan statement laying out the charges of sexual misconduct and conduct unbecoming of a clergy member, the complainant first knew Kowalski as a priest in her parish – Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown – starting around 1978, when she was in middle school. The complainant alleged that six years later, when she was a college freshman and Kowalski was serving at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Hartford, he visited her and kissed her “against her will … in a sexually explicit manner,” embraced her and asked her to lie in bed with him.The case will not be referred to law enforcement, Hammeal-Urban said.“Had the alleged offenses occurred before the complainant’s 18th birthday, then child protective services in the state of Connecticut would have immediately been notified,” she told ENS.In his own statement, New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche said that “during the fifteen years that [Kowalski] served as the dean of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, no allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior were ever received by the Board of Trustees of the cathedral, nor by the bishop of New York. We remain proud of his exemplary performance as dean of our cathedral, and of the spirit with which he cooperated with the investigation in the Diocese of Connecticut.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ People Rector Shreveport, LA By Egan MillardPosted Jul 20, 2020 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

One Donegal school sends 100% of students to college according to IT report

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – November 22, 2011 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMc Hugh denies “loose talk” claim, saying all A5 options must be exploredNext articleBuncrana Leisure Centre starts online petition to highlight closure fears News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp New figures out today show that 31 secondary schools across the country send 100 per cent of their students on to third level education, 20 of them fee-paying schools.Only one school in Donegal acheived 100%, St Columba’s Comprehensive in Glenties. Next comes St Catherine’s in Killybegs on 84%, Colaiste Colmcille, Ballyshannon on 80%, Carrick Vocational School on 76% and Loreto, Letterkenny on 75%.The tables include students who go on to college in the Republic and Queens and the University of Ulster. However, it doesn’t include other facilities in Northern Ireland. Neither are colleges in England, Scotland and Wales included.center_img Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter One Donegal school sends 100% of students to college according to IT report Facebook Facebook Newsx Adverts HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next weeklast_img read more

Guide prompts more strategic approach

first_imgGuide prompts more strategic approachOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Local government employers are to benefit from new workforce planningguidance to help them adopt a more strategic approach to meeting staffshortages. The Employers Organisation for local government (EO) has launched the Guideto Workforce Planning in Local Authorities, which is designed to help employersassess how many employees are, and will be needed, and to ensure sufficient andappropriate training and development is provided. It also aims to assist authorities in coping with peaks and troughs insupply and demand for different skills while retaining employees, andidentifying longer-term workplace accommodation requirements. The guide will help councils link their HR policy to business strategy toenable the delivery of improved services. Kelly Sandiford, assistant director of skills and development at EO, saidthe document would help local authority employers create a more systematic approachto filling skills gaps. She said that Comprehensive Performance Assessments of local authorities hadshown that better results were achieved when local government undertookworkforce planning. “Authorities have to recognise that they deliver their services throughtheir people, and without proper skills this cannot be done,” she said.”Workforce planning leads to workforce development, which in turn meansbetter service delivery.” Alan Warner, vice-president of the Society of Personnel Officers (Socpo) agreedthere was a need for greater workforce planning skills. He said the newguidance highlighted the need for councils to improve staff planning at a locallevel, but he warned that there was no crystal ball that could provide all theanswers. “Councils must make sure the information they gather is relevant andnot just academic, “he said. By Michael MillarWeblink www.lg-employers.gov.uk/publicationslast_img read more

Challenger portal reveals first major third-party lettings suppliers

first_imgChallenger portal OpenBrix has lined up its first list of services to join the platform including satellite giant Sky and the Lettings Hub as it limbers up to launch, most likely at the same time as rival Boomin.OpenBrix hopes its offering will rival the Bruce brothers with its unique blockchain technology, democratic membership model, multi-listing service capability and services plug-in.This will enable agents to connect their existing providers and automate much of their third-party sales and administration, making it easier to onboard sales and lettings instructions into their fee-paying networks.Other companies to sign up to this include credit referencing and rent reporting service CreditLadder, know-your-client identity platform Yoti and mortgage and insurance broker Lea Financial.OpenBrix CEO Adam Pigott says dozens more leading industry suppliers are about to be announced including deposits, lead management, lettings software and inventory platforms or services.“So far no one has said no to joining OpenBrix,” says Pigott (left). “And we’re also about to sign up one of the industry’s leading training platforms.”The company’s most recent sign-up is white goods replace or repair service Product Care.“As an ex-property manager, I was immediately impressed with Product Care and the super-slick, effortless nature of their product,” says Piggott.“Not only do they provide convenience and speed, but their price point is infinitely lower than the big retail names.”Read our interview with Adam Pigott about his looming launch including why Countrywide big beast John Hards is helping launch the business.Product Care Adam Pigott openbrix productcare The Lettings Hub Sky creditladder September 15, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Challenger portal reveals first major third-party lettings suppliers previous nextProptechChallenger portal reveals first major third-party lettings suppliersCEO Adam Pigott says first big names to join the platform include Sky and The Lettings Hub as his company prepares for public launch.Nigel Lewis15th September 202001,200 Viewslast_img read more

Family struggles with inaccurate COVID-19 test results, experts explain

first_img(WBNG) — The Kelly family has been back and forth with their coronavirus test results, testing both negative and positive within days. Meantime, local medical experts give advice on how to handle these situations. “This goes back hundreds of years during pandemics is you do what you can do that you can afford and that’s social distancing,” said Gehring. “That really does work.” When Sara thought her father was feeling ill, she immediately took him to UHS Wilson Hospital. There, in isolation, Jack was tested multiple times. Some of the results came up negative and then shortly afterward, some results came up positive. Bewildering his family members, they were put in mandatory quarantine. Sara Price’s father, Jack Kelly, was living in the Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly with dementia, a hot spot in Tioga County for coronavirus cases. Recently, Jack was returned home after testing negative twice for the virus. With this information, Gehring says it can be easy to not trust the numbers, but says this is the best tracking the nation can do right now in this unprecedented time, so he’s encouraging everyone to stay vigilant, saying, “What we learned from the coronavirus is that discernment is key.” According to Dr. Lazarus Gehring from Endwell Family Physicians, there isn’t anything wrong with the tests. He says every test like the ones that require a nasal or throat swab run the risk of inaccuracy. Gehring says the only method that has proven to help stop the spread in this pandemic and in pandemics in the past is social distancing and wearing a mask. Dr. Gehring says if you test negative in your first result, it might be a good choice to test again, especially if you are experiencing symptoms. You can also get advice from your personal healthcare provider after being evaluated. “At this point, I’m at my wits’ end. I just want this whole thing to be over,” said Sara. “I want to know if there’s something wrong with these tests.” “That depends upon what phase of illness you are in, that depends upon the person who is doing the test, and finally the accuracy of the test, so those three are going to give you the result,” said Dr. Gehring. Meanwhile, Sara Price and her family are still waiting on the rest of their results, hoping these come in with more accuracy.last_img read more

Dearborn Community Foundation holds matching campaign

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — The Dearborn Community Foundation held its “Double Your Donation” endowment matching campaign yesterday.The foundation had set aside $100,000 to match contributors $1-to $1.The matching program began at 9 am yesterday and was over in less than 30 minutes.Contributors made donations to more than 30 different endowment funds during the campaign.The overall endowment at the Foundation grew by $200,000 when the new contributions are combined with the match.last_img

After losing out on Zack Greinke, will Dodgers lose Aroldis Chapman too?

first_imgNASHVILLE>> When he interviewed to become the Dodgers’ manager, Dave Roberts was asked to manage a simulated nine-inning game. Specifically, he was asked to manage their final game, Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the New York Mets.In the simulation, Roberts said, the Dodgers won.“It was a good process for me and for them to see me in that seat, to have the scouting report going into it, which I was given,” he said.Roberts said he started Zack Greinke, something he will not be able to do in 2016. Greinke’s massive contractwith the Arizona Diamondbacks is expected to become official soon. Neither was Roberts able to use Aroldis Chapman in the eighth inning, something he might not be able to do in 2016, either.A proposed trade that would have sent Chapman to the Dodgers for two prospects Monday has been tabled amid a Davie (Florida) police report stating Chapman choked his girlfriend and fired a gun at his home in October. Major League Baseball will investigate the incident under its domestic violence policy according to Yahoo! Sports, which broke the story Monday.Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman declined to comment when he learned of the police report. Reds executive Walt Jocketty told reporters that “this came up in the last 24 hours” and a trade is still possible, though it could take weeks.The closest thing to a sure transaction for the Dodgers on Monday was a three-year contract with free agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, reportedly worth $45 million. Speaking of his own negotiations with Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto told reporters that the Dodgers “just came in and threw a bowling ball into the alley” after losing out on Greinke. Dipoto didn’t want to guarantee a third year to keep Iwakuma, who turns 35 next April.Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ front office was quiet enough to hear a pin drop. Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi didn’t confirm anything about the trade for Chapman, the contract for Iwakuma, or a reported one-year, $7 million deal with second baseman Chase Utley. That contract is also believed to be close to completion. “We’re casting a wide net of options, both starting pitching and relief pitching,” Zaidi said. “We have a lot of balls in the air there. It’s kind of an ongoing thing for us. It’s impossible to tell the timing of anything we want to do right now.”From a non-baseball standpoint, acquiring Chapman could become difficult if not impossible for the Dodgers to justify. The Boston Red Sox learned of the police report when they did background work on Chapman in October, according to the Boston Globe, then backed off their pursuit and traded for San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel instead.Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is already facing an MLB investigation for his role in a bar fight in Miami in November. Witnesses told Miami police that the fight began when Puig got into a shouting match with his sister.The spectre of having two players under investigation by the league in domestic violence incidents could cause the Dodgers to back away from Chapman, too.From a baseball standpoint, the trade presents plenty of intrigue on its own.On paper, Chapman and incumbent closer Kenley Jansen would give the Dodgers arguably the best lefty-righty combination of any bullpen in MLB — and the little problem of who would handle the ninth inning going into his first free agent year.“If this thing does come to fruition, I’m all about getting the best group together,” Roberts said. “Potentially two of the best closers sharing the same bullpen — that’s exciting.”AlsoRoberts’ coaching staff is expected to be finalized by week’s end. Zaidi said that the titles won’t change, but the personnel still isn’t set in stone. … Roberts said that he met face-to-face with Kershaw for the first time Sunday as planned — a priority he placed “at the top of the list.” … He estimated that he’s spoken to about 20 players total, either face-to-face or on the phone. … Kershaw and Yasiel Puig are planning to do charity work together in Cuba, Roberts said. … The Dodgers made two minor transactions, claiming minor-league pitcher Danny Reynolds from the Angels and outfielder Daniel Fields from the Brewers. … The 40-man roster now stands at 38.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more