Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Nov 14, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags [Diocese of Georgia] Bishop Scott Benhase announced plans to call for the election of his successor during the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. He told the convention of ongoing, significant health setbacks that leave him unable to keep up with the demanding schedule needed to oversee the 70 Episcopal congregations in central and south Georgia.The election for the next bishop of the Diocese of Georgia will take place in Statesboro, on Nov. 15-16, 2019. The consecration of the 11th bishop of Georgia will be on May 30, 2020. The diocese’ Standing Committee will oversee the discernment and election process.Benhase came to the Diocese of Georgia in 2009 after serving parishes in East Cleveland, Ohio; Charlottesville, Virginia; Durham, North Carolina; and, Washington, D.C. Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC House of Bishops, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET People Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Elections, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Georgia bishop announces retirement plans, calls for a successor Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ
Business community tool BBX UK is running an initiative to generate funds for charities through its network this September.Sparetember will be a month-long campaign where businesses can donate goods and services through the platform to benefit charities.Businesses on the BBX platform trade with one another using BBX Pounds to order supplies or services for their business. Throughout Sparetember, businesses on BBX are invited to donate their spare capacity to help charities across the UK. This could be anything from unsold hotel rooms and magazine advertising space to unsold hours for a bookkeeper. When a company donates spare capacity, the stock will be sold within the BBX network with the funds generated from the sale donated to charities. Charities will be allocated a BBX Account Manager who will work closely with them and help them to source goods and services they require through the network, such as marketing support, infrastructure for events, accounting and finance support, to spend their donated BBX Pounds on.Those involved in the initiative include Dorset Blind Association, Diverse Abilities, Shark Trust, NSPCC, YMCA Exeter, Impact, Lincs2Nepal, Decision Time Ministries and Sports 4 Wellbeing.BBX UK was inspired to launch the fundraising initiative by the positive responses other month-long charity campaigns such as Movember and Stoptober have received in recent years.John Attridge, Founder and CEO of BBX, commented:“We are excited to be launching this initiative, utilising our business community for a such a great cause. We want to give back and support charities that support us by being a part of BBX. It’s also a great way for businesses on BBX to enhance their CSR initiatives as well as providing a feel-good factor. We don’t want other charities to miss out, so we are welcoming charities that aren’t already on BBX to sign up in time for Sparetember.”More information is available online and charities wishing to sign up to Sparetember can contact 03334 002014. Tagged with: Donated goods donated services 200 total views, 2 views today 201 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 21 June 2019 | News Business community BBX UK launches Sparetember to benefit charities Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
June 13 – Politicians and police in Philadelphia — the so-called “Cradle of Democracy” — appear to be working overtime to limit, discourage and intimidate demonstrators from gathering and speaking out during the Democratic National Convention in July, despite the “right to assembly and free speech” supposedly guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.Of the dozen permit requests for rallies and marches submitted to the city, only five have been approved. Two are for marches by Food and Water Watch and by Global Zero for events on July 24, the day before the DNC formally starts. Three are for marches and a weeklong protest by supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.It appears, however, that the city intends to prohibit marches during the actual convention, July 25 to July 28. A permit request from the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) to march on July 25 from City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center, site of the convention, was denied.Cheri Honkala, leader of the group, said they will defy the police and march down Broad Street to the convention. PPEHRC’s march will highlight Philadelphia’s 26 percent rate of poverty, the lack of affordable health care and the homelessness that has gone unaddressed by the city, which is spending $43 million on security for the convention.Other groups also vow to be in the streets, with or without permits. Organizers for “Shut Down the DNC” activities on July 26 said their events will go ahead, including a people-of-color march in North Philadelphia led by the REAL (Racial, Economic and Legal) Justice Coalition, combining with a “Shut Down” rally at City Hall, and then a march to the convention itself at the Wells Fargo Center.The broad coalition of groups behind the “Shut Down” rally and march include REAL Justice, the MOVE organization, the International Action Center, the Black and Brown Workers Collective, the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Workers World Party, Comité Boricua Filadelfia-Camden (Philadelphia-Camden Boricua Committee), the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, Philadelphia Food Not Bombs – Affinity, the People’s Power Assemblies, the Philly South Asian Collective, Move to Amend and Penn SDS.Many event organizers have been involved in street protests against racism and police brutality during the past two years. Over 25 leaders of these actions have been arrested during protests, but to date none have been convicted.The “Shut Down the DNC” action is linked with a “Shut Down the RNC” protest against Trump scheduled for July 17 in Cleveland. Organizers say that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump bring more racism, economic hardship and destructive wars.While Trump’s overt racism and dangerous attacks on Muslims and immigrants threaten the lives of people of color, Clinton’s policies have cost the lives of millions around the world. And during the Bill Clinton administration, Hillary Clinton defended laws the president promoted that resulted in the mass incarceration of millions of Black and Brown people.Mayor’s so-called ‘protest decriminalization’ billTrying to further discourage protests, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s office is also pushing through a special bill in the City Council prior to the DNC. The ordinance would penalize activities that commonly occur at protests as “civil offenses.” Police officials and lawyers for the city helped draft the bill.Trying to sugarcoat this bill, the Kenney administration is calling it a “protest decriminalization” bill in that it gives police the option to fine demonstrators $100 instead of arresting them on criminal charges. However, the bill omits a key provision of a Pennsylvania statute dealing with obstructing highways that civil rights attorneys have frequently used to defend clients’ First Amendment activities.The excluded clause reads: “No person shall be deemed guilty of an offense under this subsection solely because of a gathering of persons to hear him [sic] speak or otherwise communicate, or solely because of being a member of such a gathering.”Philadelphia civil rights attorney Lloyd Long III, called the ordinance a “roundup” clause that lets police take people into temporary custody to clear the streets and then justify their detainments by issuing tickets under the ordinance. Exactly how police would corral protesters to give out citations is not spelled out in the proposed law.Philadelphia Councilperson Helen Gym is seeking to amend the bill to include “an explicit protection for purely First Amendment activities.”While these citations would not become part of one’s permanent criminal record, for many workers and poor people the economic hardship they impose could discourage them from participating. Even under current city law, citations for so-called “nuisance offenses,” including disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, carrying an open container, blocking streets or failing to heed an order to disperse are leveled disproportionately against people of color.And demonstrators have little reason to trust Kenney. After campaigning on a platform of ending Philadelphia’s stop-and-frisk policy, upon taking office in January 2016, Kenney quickly reversed course to maintain this racist program implemented in 2009 by another Democratic mayor, Michael Nutter.Several lawsuits have challenged the way stop-and-frisk is used by police to disproportionately stop and often arrest Black and Brown people. Given the well documented legacy of racism within the Philadelphia Police Department there is no reason to assume Kenney’s new ordinance will be any different.Just in case they can’t curb protesters’ First Amendment rights through new laws, the city is now talking about purchasing “law-enforcement liability insurance” to cover potential claims of police brutality and violations of other civil rights. Similar insurance purchased by Philadelphia prior to the 2000 RNC helped pay for lawsuits that resulted after more than 400 demonstrators were arrested and jailed for days.Lawrence Krasner, a civil rights attorney who defended many of those protesters, questioned spending tax money so that police have financial coverage when they deliberately violate civil rights. He commented, “In order to prove a civil rights violation, you have to prove deliberate indifference to the rights of others. To me, this is profoundly offensive.” (newsworks.org, June 8)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Reporters Without Borders has strongly condemned the actions of Zimbabwe police who sealed the print works of The Daily News on 19 December to thwart attempts to resume publishing after a judge lifted a ban on the paper earlier in the day.”The Zimbabwe authorities are determined to gag The Daily News at all costs. Police intervention at the print works had the sole aim of preventing a judgement given in favour of the newspaper being applied,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. “We urge the authorities to allow The Daily News and its print works to operate freely in line with the court ruling,” he added.The Bulawayo administrative court, presided by Judge Selo Nare, had ruled that the privately-owned newspaper could resume publication.As soon as the decision was announced, the president of the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) that publishes the newspaper, said that the group’s printing press was already rolling and that an edition of the newspaper would be “on the streets of Harare from today.”On 11 September, the Supreme Court declared the Daily News illegal because it was not registered by the media and information commission as required by the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA). The ANZ had refused to register the newspaper because it contested the constitutional standing of the AIPPA.Police put the ruling into effect and closed the newspaper on 12 September, locking the premises. A few days later the security forces seized without warrant dozens of computers belonging to ANZ. Between the end of September and the end of October some 50 journalists and executives of the Daily News were charged with illegally practising their profession. ZimbabweAfrica November 12, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders has strongly condemned the actions of Zimbabwe police who sealed the print works of The Daily News on 19 December to thwart attempts to resume publishing after a judge lifted a ban on the paper earlier in the day. ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell December 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for reopening of Daily News print works to go further Receive email alerts Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Zimbabwe Help by sharing this information Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail News —————————19 December 2003Reporters Without Borders delighted at lifting of ban on Daily News ReportersWithout Borders has expressed satisfaction at a Bulawayo court decision allowing The Daily News to reappear. It had been closed since mid-September after the Supreme Court declared it illegal.”We are delighted at this decision which will once again give Zimbabweans access to news that is independent and critical of the government.”It is important for citizens of this country to get different points of view. Since the closure of the Daily News all that has been published is the official version of events,” said Reporters Without Borders.The Daily News learned on 19 December that the Bulawayo administrative court, presided by Judge Selo Nare, was lifting the ban on publication of the privately-owned newspaper.As soon as the decision was announced, the president of the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) that publishes the newspaper, said that the group’s printing press was already rolling and that an edition of the newspaper would be “on the streets of Harare from today.”On 11 September, the Supreme Court declared the Daily News illegal because it was not registered by the media and information commission as required by the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA). The ANZ had refused to register the newspaper because it contested the constitutional standing of the AIPPA.Police put the ruling into effect and closed the newspaper on 12 September, locking the premises. A few days later the security forces seized without warrant dozens of computers belonging to ANZ. Between the end of September and the end of October some 50 journalists and executives of the Daily News were charged with illegally practising their profession.The international press freedom organisation recalled that President Robert Mugabe features on its list of “predators” of press freedom worldwide. On 10 December, The Daily News won the Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France 2003 prize in the Media category. RSF_en September 1, 2020 Find out more
New legislation considered for jet skis Transport Minister Noel Dempsey has confirmed that new legislation is being considered to have all jet skis registered, with compulsory training courses for jet ski operators also under consideration.The issue was raised in the Seanad by Senator Cecilia Keavney, who said that jet skis have the potential to be deadly, and their use should be regulated by the state.She said her decision to raise the issue was partly prompted by an incident on Glenburney Beach last month[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/cecil1pm.mp3[/podcast]Responding, Minister Dempsey confirmed that registration and training are being considered. However, he predicted any such measures would not be universally welcomed.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/demps1pm.mp3[/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook News Previous articleFive men have now been convicted for having sex with 13-year-old girl in DonegalNext articleThousands expected in Donegal for rally weekend News Highland WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – June 18, 2010 Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest
Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – April 4, 2021 Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Driver arrested for speeding and driving under the influence of drugs Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFurther night of violence on the streets of Northern IrelandNext article457 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 3 additional deaths notified today News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA They have reminded the public not to take unnecessary risks when it comes to road safety. Letterkenny Roads policing Unit arrested a driver who was driving in excess of the 100KPH speed limit today outside Letterkenny.The driver was travelling at 157KPH and then tested positive for the presence of cocaine.Gardai say court proceedings will now follow.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Some voters were having to carry umbrellas and wear rain boots to the polls Tuesday as severe storms hit the Interstate 95 corridor along the East Coast on Election Day.Areas from the Carolinas north through Washington, D.C. and southern New Jersey were expected to be affected.In North Carolina, ballots in some precincts couldn’t be fed through tabulators, apparently due to high humidity, said the North Carolina Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics EnforcementIn those cases, ballots were stored in secure “emergency bins” and would be tabulated as soon as possible, the board said.“All ballots will be counted,” the board said in a statement. “The State Board office has advised county election officials to work with their precinct officials to ensure voting areas are kept as cool and dry as possible.”“Wake County they have already replaced some of the tabulators and the new tabulators are working,” said North Carolina State Board of Elections spokesman Patrick Gannon.The board is looking at extending the voting hours in certain locations, he added.Severe storms first struck overnight in Tennessee, where one person died from a tornado in Christiana.The twister’s winds reached up to 135 mph.The weather also left some polling stations in Tennessee without power, the state’s elections coordinator, Mark Goins, told ABC News. Most polling places have generators and batteries to continue running their election operations, but at least one polling station without power in Knox County was forced to use emergency paper ballots, Goins said.He said he does not expect the loss of power to cause a significant delay of election results.Over 1 million Tennesseans had voted early before this round of storms hit the state.In other parts of the country, rain was forecast to change to snow in the Upper Midwest and around the Great Lakes, with some snow accumulation possible from North Dakota to the Twin Cities.Snow is also expected in the northern Rockies, with half a foot possible.Warmer weather is expected in the southernmost parts of the country, from Los Angeles across to southern Florida.The weather also left some polling stations in Tennessee without power, the state’s elections coordinator, Mark Goins, told ABC News. Most polling places have generators and batteries to continue running their election operations, but at least one polling station without power in Knox County was forced to use emergency paper ballots, Goins said.He said he does not expect the loss of power to cause a significant delay of election results.Over 1 million Tennesseans had voted early before this round of storms hit the state.In other parts of the country, rain was forecast to change to snow in the Upper Midwest and around the Great Lakes, with some snow accumulation possible from North Dakota to the Twin Cities.Snow is also expected in the northern Rockies, with half a foot possible.Warmer weather is expected in the southernmost parts of the country, from Los Angeles across to southern Florida.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.