One candidate added to Dominican Republic bishop coadjutor slate

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Latin America, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Province IX Bishop Elections, Comments (1) Submit an Event Listing 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 Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls By ENS staff Posted Apr 27, 2015 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic has announced an additional candidate to stand for election as bishop coadjutor.The Rev. P. Salvador Patrick Ros Suarez, 59, rector, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rahway, New Jersey, Diocese of New Jersey.Ros joins three other candidates who were announced in March. They are:The Rev. Ramon Antonio Garcia De Los Santos, 50, vicar of Misiones San Lucas and La Anunciacion in Santiago, a school principal and archdeacon in the north region of the country;The Rev. Moises Quezada Mota, 58, vicar of Misiones Jesus Nazareno and Buen Samaritano, in San Francisco de Macoris, and a school principal; andThe Rev. Daniel Samuel, 58, vicar of Misiones Santa Maria Virgen, Divina Gracia and San Cornelio, and a school principal.Bishop Julio Cesar Holguin Khoury called for the election of a bishop coadjutor during his address during the 2014 Diocesan Convention. A special convention to elect the bishop coadjutor will be held on July 25. The bishop coadjutor will serve with Holguin until his retirement, which according to The Episcopal Church’s Constitution (Article II, Section 1 here) must take place within 36 months of the consecration of the bishop coadjutor.Details about the election are available here. Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ April 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm ¡Bendiciones y oraciones para todos! Rector Collierville, TN One candidate added to Dominican Republic bishop coadjutor slate Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Charles Ridge says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

Prayers, statements and liturgical resources for Orlando

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Prayers, statements and liturgical resources for Orlando Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Gun Violence, Posted Jun 13, 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Liturgy & Music, Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Orlando Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Episcopal Church Memes uses Facebook popularity to mix laughs, evangelism

first_imgEpiscopal Church Memes uses Facebook popularity to mix laughs, evangelism Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Evangelism, Rector Bath, NC Social Media Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY March 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm I have been following the “Memes” from the beginning. THANK YOU Rev. Bass, and please keep them coming! Not only are they appreciated by all my “Friends” on Facebook, but I feel it is a fantastic way to promote (market) our lovable Episcopal Church USA to all. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Comments (2) 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ford Royer says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Art Bass is a trial lawyer and Episcopal deacon in Cleveland, Tennessee. He also happens to be the mastermind behind one of the most popular Episcopal-themed pages on Facebook – a page he maintained mostly in anonymity until he was confronted with his growing online popularity at a diocesan workshop.One of the speakers at the workshop was advising congregations to use social media to reach parishioners and the community. One of the examples cited as effective outreach on Facebook was the widely popular humor page Episcopal Church Memes.Bass listened quietly. After the presentation, he went up and introduced himself to the speakers.That’s me, he told them. I post those funny photos and captions.The Rev. Art Bass is a deacon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland, Tennessee. Photo: Art Bass, via Facebook“That was the first time I ever told anyone in my diocese that I was doing this,” Bass, 66, said in a phone interview with Episcopal News Service. “I don’t hide the fact that I do this page, but I don’t make a big deal about it either, because it’s not about me.”Instead, Bass sees Episcopal Church Memes as his humble Christian ministry, spreading the good news and promoting the Episcopal Church, one impact-typeface headline at a time. At nearly 70,000 followers, the message and the humor is clearly connecting with his page’s audience.Bass, a lifelong Episcopalian, takes his faith seriously but also thinks a bit of humor goes a long way when evangelizing. He’s been known to sprinkle one-liners into his sermons – “Every good homilist does” – because, he said, often that is what worshipers will remember days later. And he’s convinced Jesus had a sense of humor.Take Matthew 19:24, the Gospel passage about how a camel trying to get through the eye of a needle would find that squeeze easy, compared to a rich man’s efforts to get into heaven.“That’s humor, that’s hyperbole,” Bass said. “I’m sure some of the people who heard Jesus tell that parable probably chuckled.”Jump ahead a couple millennia, and Jesus’ biblical one-liner might be told (or retold) as a meme. For those unfamiliar with this social media phenomenon, a meme is incredibly easy to produce: Take a popular stock image, like Grumpy Cat or The Most Interesting Man in the World, and use an online meme generator to add a snarky caption or witty joke. Then post away.But it’s much harder to make a meme funny, harder still to make a funny meme go viral. Bass’ successful formula on Episcopal Church Memes could be seen at work in his March 21 post featuring Grumpy Cat. In this image, the perpetually downcast Siamese has found his way into a church or cathedral. Bass’ caption in big bold letters reads: “Holy Eucharist to be followed by a special meeting of the vestry? Heaven and hell on the same day.”As of March 23, that image had been shared from the Episcopal Church Memes page more than 350 times and generated plenty of approving comments, like St. George Pinckney’s quip, “For God so loved the world, that he didn’t send a committee.”Original meme: The Most Interesting Cat in the WorldThe best memes can feel both timeless and ephemeral, like a high-protein snack for the funny bone, but the first one Bass ever created served a very specific ecclesiastical purpose in his role as deacon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland, Tennessee.It was early fall 2012, and St. Luke’s was preparing for its annual Blessing of the Animals. Bass was thinking of ways to get more people to come to the church with their pets. He also had been following a popular Facebook page that offered a steady stream of funny Catholic memes.Combining the two, a social media marketing plan was born.Bass started with the iconic image of the gray-bearded Dos Equis pitchman known as the Most Interesting Man in the World, who says in ads, “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do I prefer Dos Equis.”In Bass’ variation, a cat took the place of the Most Interesting Man. His caption put these words in the Most Interesting Cat’s mouth: “I don’t always allow priests to bless me. But when I do, it’s Father Joel Huffstetler at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.”It was a big hit when he shared it on his personal Facebook page. “I got a lot of comments from people,” Bass said. “They came back and said, ‘Do you have more of these?’”He didn’t yet, but if Catholic memes could promote the Catholic faith, Bass thought, why not Episcopal memes to promote the Episcopal faith?Since then, he has produced or shared thousands of memes and cartoons for his Facebook audience, averaging 20 to 25 images a week. He typically updates the feed just on weekdays, with a couple memes to start the day, another couple in the afternoon or evening and a cartoon in the middle.Some are meant to educate people about theological concepts, like transubstantiation, which got the “Princess Bride” treatment in a Feb. 11 meme.Others aim to leave them laughing in the pews, like this Jeff Foxworthy meme that has been shared nearly 1,400 times since March 12: “If you think Nicodemus is a patch to quit smoking, you might need to stop sleeping through the sermon.”Bass couldn’t identify a favorite, though one that sticks out in his mind featured Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Watson.Watson: “I say, Holmes, as an Anglican, how do you explain Eucharistic real presence?”Holmes: “That, my dear Watson, must always remain a divine mystery.”That generated a lively theological discussion in the responses. “I would answer with Summa Theologica Tertia Pars 73-77,” commenter Thomas Knight offered.Bass usually takes weekends off from posting – but not from thinking up funny captions. That’s the tough part, given how many images he’s already created.“That’s a lot to do, without repeating,” Bass said. “To come up with something that’s new and novel gets harder all the time.”A meme from April 13 features Rod Serling and a reworking of Serling’s “Twilight Zone” opening.“Imagine a church that seeks to serve Christ in all persons and respects the dignity of every human being. You have just entered the Episcopal Zone.”Bass was happy with that one, which has been shared 2,300 times, though he said some people commented that the clever reference to the old TV show might be lost on anyone under age 50.Sometimes he also shares images submitted by his followers, giving them credit. Generally, political memes are off limits. And he’s dabbled in other social media, but Facebook is where he spends most of his time and has found his biggest audience. Bass encourages followers to share his images wherever they wish.Popularity rises, even after a hijackingIf you’re working in the digital sphere, part of your success is defined by what the industry calls metrics, so take a quick look at the numbers.At the time of this story, Episcopal Church Memes stood at 68,843 likes. To put that in perspective, the Episcopal Church’s Facebook page is approaching 162,000 likes, while Episcopal News Service clocks in at a modest 11,500.There are dozens of Facebook pages devoted to Catholic memes but only one tops Bass’ Episcopal meme page in popularity. It’s this one, with a staggering 300,000 likes. If you giggle at jokes about meatless Fridays in Lent, you may already be a Catholic Memes follower.Bass said he keeps in touch with the administrators of that and other Christian meme pages, such as United Methodist Memes (43,000 likes), many of which started after his page.“Some of what I put out there really could apply to any Christian meme page,” he said, particularly posts about the Gospel, though other posts appeal directly to Episcopalians.One other number of note is 2,000 – the number of photos his timeline is quickly approaching. But that isn’t the whole story. In 2015, he had to start from scratch after his page got hijacked by a Facebook phishing scam.“The next thing I knew someone had added themselves as administrator, closed me out as an administrator and took over the page,” he said. “I couldn’t get back into it.”He contacted Facebook, which helped him shut down the page. All the images were gone, as were the page’s 35,000 followers.“After having put all that work into it for several years and then just to have it all vanish overnight, it was depressing,” Bass said.Bass still had a personal Facebook page and an “Arthur Bass, Attorney at Law” page. A third, “Deacon Art Bass,” is devoted to more straightforward Episcopal matters, but he took about a month and a half off from Episcopal memes. When he bowed to meme fans’ requests and started a new Episcopal Church Memes, it quickly gained back and even doubled his old audience.That audience is so large now that he sometimes gets inquiries from companies interested in buying his page, because the tens of thousands of followers would make it a valuable marketing outlet, but he always turns down the offers.He has never spent money on the page and never makes any money from it. The only marketing that interests him here is of a higher order.“We’re trying to promote the church and the Gospel,” Bass said. “We’re doing it through humor.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm Thanks for introducing us to the person behind this marvelous webpage. 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 last_img read more

The Episcopal Church in Vermont announces slate of candidates for…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Women’s Ministry Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Episcopal Church in Vermont announces slate of candidates for 11th bishop diocesan New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Featured Events 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 From left to right are the Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, the Rev. Hillary D. Raining, and The Very Rev. Hilary B. Smith. Photo: Maurice L. Harris/The Episcopal Church in Vermont[Diocese of Vermont] The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Church in Vermont has announced a slate of three candidates for the 11th bishop of the diocese. The candidates will stand for election on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The new bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, who is retiring from the position of bishop diocesan in September after 18 years. The candidates are (in alphabetical order):The Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Interim Rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Franklin, Indiana.The Rev. Hillary D. Raining, Rector, St. Christopher’s Church, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.The Very Rev. Hilary B. Smith, Rector, Holy Comforter, Richmond, Virginia.The Standing Committee received and approved the slate of candidates by unanimous vote in a closed-door session Saturday. The approval of the list marks the culmination of a process that began nearly 15 months ago at which time the Standing Committee appointed a Bishop Discernment & Nominating Committee to lead the process of discerning and proposing candidates for bishop.Maggie Thompson, chair of the Bishop Discernment & Nominating Committee and member of Christ Church, Montpelier, commented, “Our committee met every other Saturday for a year. We took time to get to know each other and build trust and rapport. Collectively, we brought many skills, insights and wisdom to the process, along with buoyancy and humor. Our chaplain, the Rev. Carole Wageman, was an integral presence, always centering our work in listening for God’s call as we entered into mutual discernment with our applicants. We came to know and love these three finalists and have the utmost confidence that they represent the characteristics the people of The Episcopal Church in Vermont are seeking, as we heard in our 38 listening sessions in parishes around the state. We are grateful for the support and affirmation of the Standing Committee. The Holy Spirit has swirled among us throughout this lengthy, prayerful, and joyous process.”The Rev. Rick Swanson, president of the Standing Committee and rector of St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, Stowe, commended, “The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in Vermont is deeply grateful for the ministry of the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee for their commitment to listening to the Spirit through the churches and institutions of the diocese, the candidates and nominees, and their own hearts. They have faithfully offered to the Church in Vermont three individuals who are faithful servants of Our Lord, and any one of them will lead the diocese to embrace the love of God in Jesus Christ and share God’s abundant grace throughout the state of Vermont and the world. We are blessed by their ministry and excited about the future.”Brett Murphy, member of the Standing Committee and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Northfield, concurred adding, “The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in Vermont is excited to present this slate of three candidates for the 11th Bishop of Vermont. We thank the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee for their exhaustive work in considering a diverse pool of applicants and their sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit to bring these excellent candidates to the Church.”Detailed information on the individual candidates can be found on the Bishop Search website at.Candidates for bishop may still be added to the final slate through a process of “nomination by petition,” the details of which are stated on the Bishop Search website. Nominations by petition may be filed until at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 29, 2019.A special convention for the election of the 11th bishop of The Episcopal Church in Vermont is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. A service of ordination and consecration is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, at the Ira Allen Chapel on the campus of the University of Vermont, Burlington.The Episcopal Church in Vermont encompasses 45 congregations across the Green Mountain State. Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA House of Bishops, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Mar 25, 2019 Bishop Elections, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 last_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on the violence in the…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued the following statement on May 13 as fighting continues to escalate in Israel and the Palestinian territories. One more time we awake to the news of violence. Reports come in, even as you read this, about violence that has caused death, life-changing injury and destruction of property and lives. Violence which is borne of frustration, rooted in injustice and the violation of international law and in truth, the violation of human rights and human decency. In the Name of the God of all creation, the violence must stop, regardless of where it comes from and to whom it is directed.One more time The Episcopal Church stands to say that violence is not the way forward.  We say the expansion of Israeli settlements at the expense of Palestinian families must end. We say incitement which encourages violence must end. We say enough is enough.One more time The Episcopal Church encourages the government of the United States and others who have influence, who are of goodwill and who genuinely seek peace to be partners in peacemaking, to bring about a negotiated settlement to the long-standing conflict which has consumed both Israelis and Palestinians.One more time we find ourselves full of sorrow and sadness. We find ourselves grieving over the loss of life, destruction of homes and the fear that lives in the hearts of tens of thousands of innocent people. We join all people of faith to offer up prayers for healing, wholeness, restoration and reconciliation.And we pray God to grant wisdom and courage to all those in authority to seek peace and pursue it without delay, without excuses, without confusion and with only one agenda: a negotiated and equitable agreement for peace between Israelis and Palestinians — once and for all.The Most Rev. Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Israel-Palestine, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Middle East, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted May 13, 2021 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on the violence in the Land of the Holy One Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Federal judge: Florida website collapse left 20,000 unable to register to…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida Division of Elections website screenshot The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSDeadlineFederal JudgeFlorida Division of ElectionsSystem CrashThe Center SquareVotingVoting Registration Previous articleOrange Co. Domestic Violence Commission member speaks from experienceNext articleApopka Police Department swears-in four new officers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Haughey | The Center Square Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply At least 40,000 Floridians registered to vote Tuesday, but U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker calculated Thursday up to 20,000 people may have been left in the lurch when the state’s online voter-registration portal crashed Monday.Why the crash occurred is not as easily calculated, Walker mused Thursday during a hearing on a lawsuit lodged by voting rights groups that claim the 19-hour voter registration extension granted after Monday’s RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov crash was inadequate.The groups, led by Dream Defenders, New Florida Majority, Organize Florida and LatinoJustice, are suing the state to reopen voter registration for two days to provide adequate time for Floridians to be notified of the extension and allow them to register.The Florida Division of Elections (FDOE) had not, as of Thursday afternoon, updated its rolls, or closed the books, on final registration for the Nov. 3 election but said about 70,100 people successfully accessed the portal Monday before the system slowed to a crawl about 5 p.m.According to the FDOE, Secretary of State Laurel Lee said “unprecedented” volume on the site exceeded 1.1 million users an hour Monday afternoon. State officials said the spike may have been fueled by a tweet by pop superstar Ariana Grande, who encouraged fellow Floridians to register on her Twitter account, which has 77 million followers. Her tweet was retweeted nearly 7,000 times.After 5 p.m. Monday, 8,100 people registered to vote before the midnight deadline. State officials said about 49,000 were people trying to access the system at the peak of the slowdown. Preliminary data indicated 50,000 people accessed the site during the 19-hour extension that expired at 7 p.m. Tuesday.State attorney Mohammad Jazil said based on “preliminary conversations,” the number of people who registered during the extension was “north of 40,000.”Jazil and other attorneys for the state argued the 19-hour extension was adequate, noting other venues were available to register, including in-person at an elections office or by mail. They said another extension would be confusing and a burden for county elections supervisors.Walker questioned the state’s cavalier attitude about the crash and the adequacy of its response.“Are you seriously taking the position that if it shut down for hours, and 50,000 or 60,000 people don’t get to register, that’s a minor thing? For the life of me, I don’t understand that argument,” Walker said.Based on the site’s traffic timeline presented by the state, Walker estimated up to 20,000 Floridians frustrated in their attempt to sign onto the voting rolls Monday did not register during Tuesday’s extension.Plaintiffs’ attorney Chiraag Bains said the intense traffic doesn’t correspond with registration estimates.“That tells me a lot of people were trying to register and that potentially a lot of people couldn’t,” he said, noting the extension “was announced midday Tuesday and ended at 7 p.m. the same day, a span when many people may have been working.”As with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s CONNECT unemployment portal that crashed in March, Florida’s voter registration website has been criticized as inadequate since it was launched in 2017. It experienced technical difficulties on the October 2018 voter registration deadline as well.Democrats said Gov. Ron DeSantis should have anticipated a crush of new voters registering online and bulked up the site before, not after, the inevitable happened.Walker agreed.“You all knew people were using this website based on past years,” he told state attorneys. “You knew thousands of people were using it, thousands of Floridians – actual U.S. citizens – and it failed for hours.”Walker said he would issue a ruling soon, perhaps as early as Thursday evening.last_img read more

Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSAIArms RaceCybersecurityDetectionExpertsFakehealthMedicineMisinformationResearchTechnologyThe ConversationTransformers Previous articleAn Interior Designer’s Guide to Lighting Your Living RoomNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Priyanka Ranade (PhD Student), Anupam Joshi (Professor), and Tim Finin (Professor), all from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County*If you use such social media websites as Facebook and Twitter, you may have come across posts flagged with warnings about misinformation. So far, most misinformation – flagged and unflagged – has been aimed at the general public. Imagine the possibility of misinformation – information that is false or misleading – in scientific and technical fields like cybersecurity, public safety and medicine.There is growing concern about misinformation spreading in these critical fields as a result of common biases and practices in publishing scientific literature, even in peer-reviewed research papers. As a graduate student and as faculty members doing research in cybersecurity, we studied a new avenue of misinformation in the scientific community. We found that it’s possible for artificial intelligence systems to generate false information in critical fields like medicine and defense that is convincing enough to fool experts.General misinformation often aims to tarnish the reputation of companies or public figures. Misinformation within communities of expertise has the potential for scary outcomes such as delivering incorrect medical advice to doctors and patients. This could put lives at risk.To test this threat, we studied the impacts of spreading misinformation in the cybersecurity and medical communities. We used artificial intelligence models dubbed transformers to generate false cybersecurity news and COVID-19 medical studies and presented the cybersecurity misinformation to cybersecurity experts for testing. We found that transformer-generated misinformation was able to fool cybersecurity experts.TransformersMuch of the technology used to identify and manage misinformation is powered by artificial intelligence. AI allows computer scientists to fact-check large amounts of misinformation quickly, given that there’s too much for people to detect without the help of technology. Although AI helps people detect misinformation, it has ironically also been used to produce misinformation in recent years.AI can help detect misinformation like these false claims about COVID-19 in India – but what happens when AI is used to generate the misinformation?AP Photo/Ashwini BhatiaTransformers, like BERT from Google and GPT from OpenAI, use natural language processing to understand text and produce translations, summaries and interpretations. They have been used in such tasks as storytelling and answering questions, pushing the boundaries of machines displaying humanlike capabilities in generating text.Transformers have aided Google and other technology companies by improving their search engines and have helped the general public in combating such common problems as battling writer’s block.Transformers can also be used for malevolent purposes. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have already faced the challenges of AI-generated fake news across platforms.Critical misinformationOur research shows that transformers also pose a misinformation threat in medicine and cybersecurity. To illustrate how serious this is, we fine-tuned the GPT-2 transformer model on open online sources discussing cybersecurity vulnerabilities and attack information. A cybersecurity vulnerability is the weakness of a computer system, and a cybersecurity attack is an act that exploits a vulnerability. For example, if a vulnerability is a weak Facebook password, an attack exploiting it would be a hacker figuring out your password and breaking into your account.We then seeded the model with the sentence or phrase of an actual cyberthreat intelligence sample and had it generate the rest of the threat description. We presented this generated description to cyberthreat hunters, who sift through lots of information about cybersecurity threats. These professionals read the threat descriptions to identify potential attacks and adjust the defenses of their systems.We were surprised by the results. The cybersecurity misinformation examples we generated were able to fool cyberthreat hunters, who are knowledgeable about all kinds of cybersecurity attacks and vulnerabilities. Imagine this scenario with a crucial piece of cyberthreat intelligence that involves the airline industry, which we generated in our study.An example of AI-generated cybersecurity misinformation. The Conversation, CC BY-NDThis misleading piece of information contains incorrect information concerning cyberattacks on airlines with sensitive real-time flight data. This false information could keep cyber analysts from addressing legitimate vulnerabilities in their systems by shifting their attention to fake software bugs. If a cyber analyst acts on the fake information in a real-world scenario, the airline in question could have faced a serious attack that exploits a real, unaddressed vulnerability.A similar transformer-based model can generate information in the medical domain and potentially fool medical experts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, preprints of research papers that have not yet undergone a rigorous review are constantly being uploaded to such sites as medrXiv. They are not only being described in the press but are being used to make public health decisions. Consider the following, which is not real but generated by our model after minimal fine-tuning of the default GPT-2 on some COVID-19-related papers.An example of AI-generated health care misinformation. The Conversation, CC BY-NDThe model was able to generate complete sentences and form an abstract allegedly describing the side effects of COVID-19 vaccinations and the experiments that were conducted. This is troubling both for medical researchers, who consistently rely on accurate information to make informed decisions, and for members of the general public, who often rely on public news to learn about critical health information. If accepted as accurate, this kind of misinformation could put lives at risk by misdirecting the efforts of scientists conducting biomedical research.An AI misinformation arms race?Although examples like these from our study can be fact-checked, transformer-generated misinformation hinders such industries as health care and cybersecurity in adopting AI to help with information overload. For example, automated systems are being developed to extract data from cyberthreat intelligence that is then used to inform and train automated systems to recognize possible attacks. If these automated systems process such false cybersecurity text, they will be less effective at detecting true threats.We believe the result could be an arms race as people spreading misinformation develop better ways to create false information in response to effective ways to recognize it.Cybersecurity researchers continuously study ways to detect misinformation in different domains. Understanding how to automatically generate misinformation helps in understanding how to recognize it. For example, automatically generated information often has subtle grammatical mistakes that systems can be trained to detect. Systems can also cross-correlate information from multiple sources and identify claims lacking substantial support from other sources.Ultimately, everyone should be more vigilant about what information is trustworthy and be aware that hackers exploit people’s credulity, especially if the information is not from reputable news sources or published scientific work.*Authors: Priyanka Ranade, PhD Student in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Anupam Joshi, Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Tim Finin, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It doesn’t take a human mind to produce misinformation convincing enough to fool experts in such critical fields as cybersecurity. iLexx/iStock via Getty Imagescenter_img The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Air New Zealand Cup – Round 3 Highlights

first_imgSaturday Aug 22, 2009 Air New Zealand Cup – Round 3 Highlights Round three of the Air New Zealand Cup produced a few classic tries, and closely contested matches. So far this season, the tournament has experienced great success, with fans from all over the country getting out and supporting their sides.In Christchurch Canterbury ran Waikato ragged with five tries as they romped to a 46-13 win. Dan Carter was on form again, as he sent the impressive Colin Slade through the gap, who then offloaded for Tim Bateman to cross for a nice try.Big prop Wyatt Crockett scored too, finding a gap and sprinting from 25 meters out to cross for a nice try from a front rower.Manawatu beat Southland 25-13, with their electric young winger Andre Taylor scoring two tries as both himself, and young flyhalf Aaron Cruden, stuck their hands up for higher honours in the future.In the match in Kerikeri, which we featured a few days ago, Joe Rokocoko hit his straps as he helped Dave Thomas score a nice try in the corner.The match of the weekend though was the Taranaki Hawkes Bay meeting, in which they drew 24-24 after a late try by Taranaki was disallowed by a poor ref decision.The game produced two incredible tries though, amazingly, one directly after the other.First it was Jason Kupa who crossed after some brilliant hands from forwards and backs, including a neat flick from Zac Guildford.Straight from the kickoff, they were at it again, with superb interplay and support by Thomas Waldrom and Jason Shoemark, with Shoemark finishing off a brilliant team try.It was a great weekend of action, with this short video hopefully giving you an idea of some of the quality rugby being played in New Zealand’s provincial championship. Time: 02:35 Music: Come On! by The D4ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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George Pisi demolishes opposite number Mark Bennett with huge hit

first_imgThursday Nov 26, 2015 George Pisi demolishes opposite number Mark Bennett with huge hit Northampton Saints centre George Pisi is building a reputation as being one of the hardest hitting centres in the game, and he’s done it again, most recently against Glasgow Warriors in the European Champions Cup. It was arguably the biggest tackle of the weekend.The Samoan launched into Scotland international Mark Bennett, causing some concern for the local fans, leading to referee Pascal Gauzere taking a closer look with the TMO. Gauzere said it was fine, so Pisi stayed on the field and Bennett used the time for a much needed breather.Pisi has shown on numerous occasions that he reads the game beautifully and loves crash tackling, and this is just another example of a well executed, trademark midfield hit. Bennett was trying to get the ball on the inside to Sean Lamont, but took his eyes off it with the imminent Samoan threat heading in his direction. Boom.Pisi recently thumped Owen Farrell, and last year he made a devastating monster hit on Shane Geraghty, causing the London Irish back to be physically sick on the field.And then there’s poor old Nick Abendanon. Samoan players have a history of brutalising the now Clermont fullback, and when it’s not the Tuilagi brothers going it, Pisi has been on hand to deliver.In 2011 he made a similar crunching hit on Abendanon, and then in last year’s Challenge Cup Final Pisi got him again, that time with a blindside hit.Since posting this clip both here and on Instagram, Glasgow Warriors teammate Stuart Hogg found it rather amusing, so Bennett was good humoured enough to respond.You can view the aforementioned hits in the Related Posts below, and the hit on Farrell on page twoADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

New Zealand’s Top 10 tries of 2018 and fascinating year end stats

first_imgWednesday Jan 2, 2019 New Zealand’s Top 10 tries of 2018 and fascinating year end stats Despite a loss in Dublin and a home loss to the Springboks, the All Blacks are still the number one side in the world and very much favourites to claim yet another Rugby World Cup title in Japan later this year. They scored some incredible tries and notched up some fascinating stats in 2018.ADVERTISEMENTScoring a grand total of 78 tries in the year, they fell short of their best ever by just three tries. Back in 2003, they tallied up 81 tries for the year, averaging 5.78 per Test.MOST TRIES IN A CALENDAR YEAR:Argentina – 92 (2003)All Blacks – 81 (2003)South Africa – 81 (2007)Japan – 80 (2002)All Blacks – 80 (2007)All Blacks – 80 (2016)All Blacks – 78 (2018)With just two losses (36-34 to South Africa and 16-9 to Ireland) and twelve wins, it’s not all doom and gloom and while the rest of the rugby world might fancy their chances against them in the next ten months or so, we can all agree that they’ve scored some outstanding five-pointers.You can watch the top ten below (as chosen by their official youtube channel), and if you fancy watching all 78, you can see that lower down.OTHER ALL BLACKS STATS:Despite losing just twice, the All Blacks did not have the best winning percentage for the third year running. That honour in 2018 went to Ireland with a 91.66% winning record. England had the best winning percentage in 2016 and 2017.However, New Zealand had more wins (12), tries (78) and points (549) than any other team in 2018.Their record over the three year period is also best at 86.90% ahead of England’s 80% and Ireland’s 75.71%.Rieko Ioane was the leading try scorer in 2018 with 11 tries in 11 matches, taking his overall record to a very impressive 20 tries in 24 Tests. And he’s still just 21-years-old.Beauden Barrett is now the highest international scorer in the history of the flyhalf position. He’s scored 27 tries in 57 appearances,  surpassing Dan Carter’s 25 tries in 100 matches.Prop Owen Franks though, still hasn’t scored a try in Test rugby, despite playing 106 Tests for his country. He became the first scoreless Test centurion when he faced Australia.The leading Test points scorer for the second year running was Barrett, picking up 130 points while closely followed by Handre Pollard (121) and Owen Farrell (113).SUPERFANS:Watch every try (78) that New Zealand scored in 2018ADVERTISEMENT credit: all blacks/stats via scrum.com If you’re heading to the Rugby World Cup in Japan: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks , Great Tries Related Articles 39 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… 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 TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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