AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Elections, Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL House of Bishops Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Robert L. 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Kurt Dunkle, 50, rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Orange Park, Florida (Diocese of Florida);* the Rev. Cathy George, 55, currently on a writing sabbatical; former priest-in-charge, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts (Diocese of Massachusetts);* the Very Rev. Nicholas Knisely, 51, dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Phoenix, Arizona (Diocese of Arizona);* the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, 52, rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Diocese of Pennsylvania); and* the Rev. Jennifer Pedrick, 45, rector, Church of the Epiphany, Rumford, Rhode Island (Diocese of Rhode Island).A Nominee Profiles booklet features the nominees’ autobiographies and their answers to four essay questions posed by the Search and Nomination Committee. All the nominees will visit the diocese May 11-12, including an all-day public event on May 12, at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, where they will make remarks and answer questions from lay and clergy attendees, according to a press release.Announcement of the slate opened a petition nomination process that closes at 5 p.m. EDT on March 25. Additional information about that process is on the Petition Candidates Resource page of the bishop search website. The process replaces the former custom of allowing nominations from the floor during the electing convention, which the diocesan canons no longer allow.The person elected will succeed Bishop Geralyn Wolf, 64, who has been the diocesan bishop since February 1996.The election will take place June 2, at St. Paul’s Church in Pawtucket. Because the election will occur close in time to the77th meeting of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in July, Episcopal Church canons provide (in Canon III.11.3) for the required consents to be sought from the bishops and deputies at convention.Subject to obtaining that consent, the bishop-elect will be ordained as bishop of Rhode Island at a ceremony on Nov. 17, at St. George’s School in Middletown.“The committee members and I spent 2 and a half days in discernment with these priests, and I am very excited about what each of them would bring to the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island,” said Lora MacFall, committee chair, in the press release. She called that time “the final step in a nine-month process that was centered in prayer and respectful listening and conversation.” Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By ENS staffPosted Mar 12, 2012 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm “Stand” is more of a British term for elections. American politicians typically run for office, while British politicians “stand”. With the impending closing of the Cathedral in Providence, it won’t be an easy job for a bishop to step into. 50-60 years ago, I think Rhode Island had the highest Episcopal percentage of any state in the U.S. Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC March 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm @TwilaSmith: are you kidding me? I think we all know what “stand” means in this context. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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February 14, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUC Riverside (14-12, 4-6) vs. Long Beach State (8-17, 3-6)The Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UC Riverside goes for the season sweep over Long Beach State after winning the previous matchup in Riverside. The teams last played each other on Jan. 30, when the Highlanders shot 50 percent from the field while limiting Long Beach State’s shooters to just 41.1 percent en route to the eight-point victory. Associated Press UC Riverside looks to sweep Long Beach St. SUPER SENIORS: UC Riverside has benefited heavily from its seniors. Callum McRae, Arinze Chidom, Khyber Kabellis and Dominick Pickett have collectively accounted for 45 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 71 percent of all Highlanders points over the team’s last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Beach have allowed just 73.2 points per game across nine conference games, an improvement from the 80.9 per game they allowed in non-conference play.CLUTCH CHANCE: Chance Hunter has connected on 44.3 percent of the 115 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 16 over his last three games. He’s also made 60 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 66: Long Beach State is 0-16 this year when it allows 66 points or more and 8-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 66.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Beach are 6-0 when they hold opposing teams to 62 points or fewer and 2-17 when opponents exceed 62 points. The Highlanders are 6-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 8-12 on the year otherwise.DID YOU KNOW: The UC Riverside defense has allowed only 61.5 points per game to opponents, which is the 16th-lowest figure in the country. The Long Beach State offense has produced just 67.4 points through 25 games (ranked 249th among Division I teams). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
This is a guest piece by Justin M. JacobsonJustin M. Jacobson, Jacobson FirmIn addition to the legal considerations we addressed in part one of this piece, there are some other protections that an esports organisation should be aware of. We will now briefly explore some of those matters below.Intellectual Property Protections – CopyrightsIn addition to potential trademark protection for an organisation’s name, there are benefits to filing a copyright application for a particular logo as well as registering any other created content. While it is established that a copyright is automatically obtained in a work upon completion of the original work of authorship when it is fixed in a tangible medium of expression; a formal registration of the materials with the U.S. Copyright Office within three months of public release provides additional valuable benefits to the work’s owner. Registering a copyright is also a relatively inexpensive procedure. Some of these benefits include that the ownership of the work now becomes a matter of public record and is available for search within the U.S. Copyright Office. This makes it easy to search and verify the ownership and extent of an existing, copyrighted work. Registration permits an individual to quickly find and contact the creator in the event that the individual desires to use or license the copyrighted material.“There are benefits to filing a copyright application for a particular logo as well as registering any other created content”Additionally, in order to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit when the owner believes that one of their works has been infringed upon, the work must be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office prior to instituting a lawsuit. A valid registration certificate constitutes prima facie evidence of valid copyright ownership in the work after five years. Also, if the owner has filed for registration prior to the infringement or within three months of publication of the work, the author may be entitled to recover actual damages incurred, statutory damages as well as attorney’s fees spent in pursuing the matter. These fees can even exceed the actual damages suffered by the copyright owner.Registering a copyright is an easy and inexpensive procedure. Once the work is registered and the certification is issued, the benefits of the registration are retroactive to the original filing date of these elements. It is also important that if any third-party created or otherwise assisted in the creation of the logo or any other finished work, such as a graphic designer, that the individual assigns or otherwise licenses any rights that they have in the work to the organisation. This is typically effectuated by some sort of “work for hire” agreement or other assignment.“To best protect the organisation, the use of formalised written contracts for any of its employees and any other team personnel, including any gamers, coaches, assistance, analysts, graphic designers, is prudent”Overall, these intellectual property protections are beneficial in pursuing any imposter or confusingly similar organisations as well as pursuing any third-party selling counterfeit goods or otherwise tarnishing the team’s reputation.Contractual ObligationsIn order for a team to function properly, they require the proper infrastructure and personnel. To best protect the organisation, the use of formalised written contracts for any of its employees and any other team personnel, including any gamers, coaches, assistance, analysts, graphic designers, is prudent. The agreement typically outlines the salary or other compensation to the personnel as well as lists the individual’s obligations to the organisation. This could include a set number of streaming hours a player must adhere to, a set number of tournaments a coach must attend or any other listed requirements that the team wants to ensure are properly adhered to. For example, Blizzard’s new Overwatch League mandates the execution of standard written contracts with set salaries for all competing gamers.An organisation should also be aware of the requirements and existence of an agreement with any sponsor. For instance, a recent sponsorship agreement was entered between League of Legends’ team, Flyquest and Snickers. The arrangement requires Flyquest to ensure that the Snickers product is present at the “FlyQuest team house and at fan activations” as well as obligating the team to create a series of custom “branded” content pieces. While the exact number of monthly or weekly custom content pieces to be created as part of the partnership was not openly disclosed, such information would be clearly outlined in such writing. It is prudent for a team to ensure that all their “deliverables” to a brand are clearly outlined in some formal writing. With an explicit formal writing, the team can easily understand what is required of them, e.g. how many sponsored social media posts they must provide a month, and the brand is aware of what they are receiving in exchange for its sponsorship. This also helps by confirming the details of the sponsorship, including how much and if any product is included, and if so, which product.Furthermore, entering into a formalised writing, such as an investment agreement, for any potential investor or third-party owner is practical. The drafting of such an agreement outlines the organisation and the investor’s rights and duties, including listing the investment amount and how it is recouped. This is essential to the proper administration of the organisation; as without it, there could be confusion as to what the investor’s rights are in the team as a result of their investment.There are many legal and business considerations for professional esports organisations. While it is not mandatory for a team to adhere to these suggestions, the potential issues that the lack of proper rights in a team’s name or contractual obligations could be the difference between a successful venture and an unsuccessful one.This article is not intended as legal or business advice, as an attorney or other professional specializing in the field should be consulted.© 2018 The Jacobson Firm, P.C.