78th General Convention digest June 26

first_img Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments (1) Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By ENS staffPosted Jun 26, 2015 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME General Convention 2015 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 78th General Convention digest June 26 Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 General Convention, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm It is time to revise the Book of Common Prayer. Putting a plan in place for that process is most appropriate. Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Milner Seifert says: [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from June 26, the second day of the June 25-July 3 gathering.Persecuted Pakistani Christians need church’s solidarity, says Bishop AzariahBishop Samuel Azariah of the Church of Pakistan addressed General Convention’s Legislative Committee on World Mission June 26. He spoke about the persecuted Christian population in Pakistan, one of the world’s epicenters for terrorism where minorities are targeted by religious extremists for having different beliefs or affiliations.He also spoke about the draconian Pakistani blasphemy law that identifies it as a crime to defile the Holy Quran, with a possible sentence of life imprisonment, while offenses against the Prophet Muhammad may be punishable by death.Yet the Pakistani Christian community – 1.5 percent of 180 million people – remains steadfast in faith despite the daily persecution they face, he said.Azariah commended proposed Resolution D035 urging continued solidarity with the Christian community in Pakistan and calling on the Government of Pakistan to ensure adequate protections for all religious minorities, “specifically with respect to the prevention of the abduction, forced conversion to Islam and forced marriage of young women from minority religious communities.”Azariah told the world mission committee that prayer and advocacy are important, but he said that the partnerships with the Episcopal Church are “very loose and not well organized,” calling on Episcopalians to arrange mission trips and visit the Church of Pakistan. That sort of action, he said, is the kind of solidarity Pakistani Christians need during this difficult time.Nominations made officialThe Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop formally nominated four bishops as candidates to become the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church during a joint session of the houses of Deputies and Bishops at General Convention here on June 26. The nominations were accepted without comment from the floor.On June 27, the House of Bishops will gather at St. Mark’s Cathedral here to elect the next presiding bishop. The candidates are Diocese of Southern Ohio Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry, Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas and Diocese of Southwest Florida Bishop Dabney Smith.After the election Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will send a delegation to House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings to inform her.Jennings will refer the bishop’s name to the House of Deputies legislative committee on the Confirmation of the Presiding Bishop without announcing the name to the full house. That committee will recommend to the House of Deputies whether or not to confirm the election, and the deputies immediately will vote on the recommendation. Jennings then will appoint a delegation of deputies to notify the House of Bishops of the action taken, and the presiding bishop-elect will come to the House of Deputies.Prayer Book revision planning proposedThe Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Committee has filed a resolution (A169) asking General Convention to “Direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer” and present it to the next convention. The committee asks for a $30,000 allocation to fund this work.“We are aware that [at] every convention we have attempts to revise the prayer book piecemeal, and we feel that it is time, as we say, ‘Surf’s up!’ It is time to begin the process of prayer book revision,” said the Rev. Scott Allen, deputy from the Diocese of Bethlehem, as he presented the draft resolution from the prayer book subcommittee to the full committee June 26.The resolution directs that the plan to “utilize the riches of our church’s liturgical, cultural, racial, generational, linguistic, gender and ethnic diversity in order to share common worship.” The funding would allow consultation on the plan for revision with members of various cultural and ethnic groups across the church, said the Rev. Devon Anderson, deputies committee chair. “It’s about bringing those communities in very early on.”Several committee members questioned whether the process might proceed too slowly, while others expressed concern that initiating a plan leading to revision might be premature.The Rev. Gary Meade, Diocese of West Tennessee deputy, noted that it was interesting to hear “on one hand urgency” and on the other a “sense of understandable reticence.”“I think what we’re proposing offers up really a middle way,” he said. Having heard many people talk about the revision process leading to the 1979 prayer book as being “too drawn out and in some ways too chaotic,” he said, “if we could … encourage the commission to formulate a more orderly plan to move forward, maybe it wouldn’t be as urgent as some would like but perhaps it would avoid throwing out the baby with the baptismal water.”Added the Rev. Jeremiah Williamson of the Diocese of Ohio, “My sense is that a lot of people in the church would prefer we do this really, really well as opposed to really, really fast.”Talking about the structure of the churchDeputies and bishops met in a special joint session on June 26 for an hour-long conversation about The Episcopal Church’s structure and governance and how it can best support and enable mission at all levels.“Structure, governance, polity, canons, rules of order – most people’s eyes glaze over when they hear these words,” Diocese of Minnesota Deputy Sally Johnson said in her opening remarks, made with Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Clifton Daniel.They are deputy and bishop chairs of the Legislative Committee on Governance and Structure, which is in the process of hearing testimony on numerous restructuring proposals.“What do rules and structure have to do with what God is doing in the world, and our place in it as individual followers of Jesus, or as The Episcopal Church, this particular incarnation of the body of Christ?” Johnson asked.She and Daniel gave a brief historical overview of how The Episcopal Church’s polity and governance came into being, noting that the way the church organizes itself for mission has been evolving since the adoption in 1789 of its original constitution and canons.“The great thing about The Episcopal Church is that we decide all these things for ourselves. And if we don’t like our previous choices, or they don’t serve us anymore, we can change them,” Johnson said. “It has never been static, it has continuously changed and evolved and so too, today, the goal of our considerations is how we might best change our structures and governance to give greater viability to our congregations and ministries.”“Governance is about our identity and our mission,” Daniel said. “Who are we? What do we care about? What are we going to spend our time, talent and treasures on? Who decides and how will we decide?”They asked diocesan deputations to split up into small groups with deputations seated nearby and discuss the structures, programs and activities of the church at all levels that support or enable their congregations and dioceses to more fully participate in God’s mission. The groups also discussed what changes in those same structures, programs and activities would better serve congregations and dioceses in mission.They were invited to tweet their responses using the hashtag #gcgas.— Episcopal News Service members Matthew Davies, Sharon Sheridan and Tracy Sukraw contributed to this digest. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments are closed. 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YHA to merge unincorporated association and limited company

first_imgYHA to merge unincorporated association and limited company The move also prompted a slight revision of YHA’s overall charitable aim, to incorporate aspects from both previous bodies, reflect the reality of YHA’s work more accurately and allow innovation in the future.Explaining the thinking behind the change, YHA National Chairman Chris Boulton said: “We deliberately kept changes to the minimum required by law to reassure our members as we made the change.”Officials from the Charity Commission have advised on the move, which ensures the administration of the single YHA charitable company will be simpler, more transparent and less expensive.Previously YHA has operated as two legal, charitable entities, an unincorporated Association and a company limited by guarantee. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) has voted to create a single charitable company with a revised objective in an effort to reduce the amount of time and money spent on administration.The decision was taken at the charity’s Annual General Meeting and the resulting company will continue to be named YHA (England and Wales) Limited, but will be generally referred to as YHA.It is formed by the amalgamation of the existing charitable Company and the charitable Association. Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 September 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Millions protest anti-Muslim laws in India

first_imgMuslim women’s occupation in Shaheen Bagh neighborhood of Delhi began Dec. 15.Millions of people have taken to the streets in India in massive protests to denounce Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies that pose immediate threats to Muslims and their citizenship rights. On Dec. 11, he orchestrated passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, a discriminatory amendment to India’s existing citizenship laws.Critics say this law, combined with the creation of a National Register of Citizens proposed on Nov. 20, can be used to disenfranchise, incarcerate or deport large numbers of Muslim citizens. Effectively, they would make millions of poor Muslims in India stateless.Since the CAA was passed, Indians have defied government bans and restrictions on assembly to demonstrate in many cities, leading to clashes with police that have left 27 protesters dead. Muslims have spearheaded the protests, with allies from many communities joining them.Demonstrations have continued into 2020. More than 200,000 people assembled in the city of  Kochi in the state of Kerala on New Year’s Day. An encampment perseveres on a highway outside of Delhi, the country’s capital.Organizers say over 200,000 protesters marched in the “Million March” in Hyderabad, the country’s “technology hub,” on Jan. 4. Other protests took place that day in southern cities in Karnataka, including Bengaluru, the state’s capital.Women have helped organize the protests since they began, and they have been on the front lines. Braving the cold, hundreds of Muslim women of all ages have maintained an outdoor occupation in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood since Dec. 15. Women marched through Kolkata on Dec. 22. Members of the LGBTQ2+ community demonstrated in Delhi on Jan. 3. They waved rainbow flags, carried placards and shouted slogans, including “We want freedom from fascism.”New laws violate ‘secular’ ConstitutionOpponents assert these laws violate India’s 1949 constitutional guarantee of secularism, equality and nondiscrimination. The term “secular” was incorporated into the Preamble by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment in 1976. It stated that all religions in India would get equal respect, protection and support from the state. Modi’s new law will grant citizenship to all Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan who entered India on or before Dec. 31, 2014, without valid documents. It specifically excludes Muslims from the list, effectively labeling all Muslim migrants illegal.Modi already has blood on his hands from his term as chief minister of the state of Gujarat, when he allowed over 1,000 Muslims to be massacred over a two-month period in 2002. The riots took place after 60 Hindu pilgrims accidentally burned to death in a train crash, for which Muslims were unfairly blamed.The Modi government’s response to the people’s resistance has been to suppress dissent by imposing curbs on public gatherings in many areas of India. The government has also implemented 95 internet blocks — the highest number in the world in 2019 — in an attempt to stop the protests. In Kashmir, occupied by India for decades, broadband and mobile data services have been cut off since August. The Coalition Against Fascism in India is asking South Asian students in the U.S. to sign a statement decrying the Indian state’s fascist acts. (tiny.cc/nxuciz) Another solidarity petition is at tinyurl.com/yemvnyku. There will be solidarity protests Jan. 26 in many U.S. cities; for information, emailt [email protected]+ community in India demonstrating against anti-Muslim laws.India, U.S., Israeli reactionary tiesIndia is the world’s third-largest economy. The U.S. is the country’s largest trading partner. In 2018, the Trump administration increased duties on 14 percent of India’s exports to the U.S., which benefitted domestic corporations. Modi retaliated by slapping new tariffs on 6 percent of U.S. exports to India. The U.S. and Indian governments may disagree on some trade issues, but when it comes to militarism, racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and misogyny, Modi and Trump agree.In 2015, then President Barack Obama and Modi signed a “Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region” that substantially increased U.S. weapons exports to India. From 2013 to 2017, U.S. arms shipments to India increased by 557 percent over the previous five-year period.  As part of Washington’s campaign to threaten China’s ports across the Indian and Pacific oceans, Trump and Modi agreed on a new deal for India to purchase $1 billion worth of naval weaponry — in addition to the current $18 billion in U.S. arms sales to India.Modi has also broadened ties with the Zionist, “terrorist” state of Israel, with massive armaments sales and technology transfers from Jerusalem to Delhi, meant for use against India’s diverse population and its neighbors, Pakistan and China.  Modi’s right-wing ideology of “Hindutva” reveres and mimics Zionism: The Hindu majority would rule over Muslims and other minorities in India, like Israel brutally oppresses Palestinian people in their own homeland.Progressive movements fighting against Israel’s repression in Palestine and endless U.S. wars worldwide need to show solidarity with youth and workers demonstrating against Modi’s terror in India. United, the people will win! Kathy Durkin contributed to this article. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU drops Game 2 to Aggies

first_imgGrant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Grant McGalliard Linkedin printTwo pitches into Saturday night’s game at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas A&M’s J.B. Moss launched a moonshot to left field that put the Aggies up 1-0 on TCU.Unfortunately for the Frogs, it didn’t get too much better from there.An Elliott Barzilli throwing error helped A&M score two more runs in the opening frame, and TCU proceeded to go down in order in their offensive half.Although starting pitcher Mitchell Traver was able to settle down in the middle innings, preventing the Aggies from scoring again until the sixth, A&M padded their lead with three more home runs in the later innings and evened the Super Regional at one game apiece with a 7-1 win.TCU was shut down at the plate by Kyle Simonds, who pitched a gem of a game for Texas A&M. Simonds neutralized any threats from the Frogs, striking out six batters and forcing TCU to strand six runners on base while he was on the mound, most of which were in scoring positions. ReddIt Twitter Grant McGalliard https://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter Facebook Linkedin Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissalcenter_img Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Simonds was pulled after throwing 7.2 innings, allowing just four hits. He was responsible for TCU’s lone run, which came when Evan Skoug singled off of Jace Vines to score Austen Wade in the 8th.“Mitchell did great and kept us in the ball game, but again, it’s way more about Simonds than it is about anything on our end,” TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle said postgame. “I thought he was just really good.”“Even when we had chances to maybe scratch for a little bit, he made better pitches or they made plays. So credit should go to them.”On TCU’s end, Traver said he wasn’t taken out of rhythm by the leadoff home run.“It was elevated, and he put a good swing on it, so credit to J.B. Moss,” Traver said. “They put good swings on baseballs. One of them was elevated, and the other ones were in good spots.”Traver performed admirably for the next four innings, as he didn’t allow another hit until the sixth.That hit, however, was a home run from Jordan Moroney that extended the A&M lead, and after surrendering another double, Traver exited.Michael Barash and Hunter Melton each hit homers in the seventh inning off of Sean Wymer to provide insurance runs that Simonds would never come close to needing.Now, with the Super Regional tied at 1, the Frogs will have to win a winner-take-all game to advance to Omaha and the College World Series.According to Schlossnagle, the mindset won’t have to change much.“You can’t make it anything more than it is — it’s just a ballgame,” Schlossnagle said. “As soon as [Michael} Landestoy struck out [to end the game], the score became 0-0.”“These guys just have to play sound baseball. It’s that simple.”The Frogs will throw Brian Howard tomorrow, who is fresh off a sterling performance in the final game of the Fort Worth regional. Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said he hasn’t decided on who he’ll start on the mound.First pitch for tomorrow night is scheduled for 8 p.m. Previous articleFreshmen power TCU to win in openerNext articleToad to Omaha: Part Three Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Facebook Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Ryan Merrill is caught stealing in an all-around tough night for the Frogs. (AP Photo/Sam Craft) TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Iranian journalists sentenced to imprisonment, flogging

first_img RSF_en News February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Iranian regime’s latest steps to reinforce online censorship, in which two journalists who use social networks have just received harsh sentences – a long jail term in one case and flogging in the other. March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After his release on bail in April, Miresmaili was arrested again on 12 July because of a tweet about assistance provided by the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation to Palestinians in Gaza during the month of Ramadan. He had been freed on bail for a second time on 10 August. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News The latest crackdown’s targets also include Ejlal Ghavami, an independent journalist and human rights defender in Sanandaj, in the northwestern province of Kurdistan, who has been accused of “publishing false information designed to upset public opinion” by posting three articles on social networks about prisoners of conscience in Kurdistan province.  After being summoned by the Sanandaj prosecutor’s office on 20 August, he was freed on bail of 20 million toman. No date has so far been set for his trial. “This utterly excessive sentence is clearly designed to intimidate journalists active on social networks,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF Iran/Afghanistan’s desk. “Afflicted by corruption and the current crisis, the Islamic Republic is using all possible means to silence independent media voices. But it is precisely its censorship of the media, control of Internet content and arrests of journalists – in other words, the policy of suppressing media freedom in effect since the 1979 revolution – that is one of the causes of this crisis.” Hengameh Shahidi, a journalist who has been in the justice system’s sights for the past 18 months, was briefly arrested again when she left hospital at the end of June. The judicial authorities have said nothing about this latest arrest. The victims include Amir Hossein Miresmaili, a journalist with the daily newspaper Jahan Sanat (Industry World). He was sentenced to ten years in prison on 22 August for a tweet indirectly criticizing Ayatollah Sayyid Ahmad Alamolhoda, a fundamentalist mullah who is Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative in the city of Mashhad. According to Miresmaili’s lawyer, a Tehran criminal court convicted him of “insulting the sacredness of Islam,” “insulting government agents and officials,” “publishing false information designed to upset public opinion” and “publishing immoral articles contrary to public decency.” He was also sentenced to a two-year ban on journalistic activity on social networks on completing the jail term. In his tweet, Miresmaili had tried to suggest that Shia Islam’s Eighth Imam, also known as Imam Reza, was not a fundamentalist and was like today’s young people. He said the Imam “ate chips and yoghurt and was therefore like us.” He was arrested on 23 April, shortly after posting the offending tweet, and was freed on bail 24 hours later. His apologies failed to prevent the trial from going ahead.center_img Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more On 15 May, a few days after posting several tweets about her time in detention last year, Shahidi tweeted that she had been summoned by the Tehran prosecutor’s office for culture and media for “insulting the head of the judicial system.”  The editor of the Paineveste blog, Shahidi was first arrested on in March 2017. Although very ill, she went on several hunger strikes in protest against her detention and against the conditions in which she was held, and was finally released the following August. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceInternet Shoja Hossein Zadeh, a citizen-journalist in Baneh, another city in Kurdistan province, was meanwhile sentenced to 74 lashes by a local criminal court in July on a charge of insulting President Hassan Rouhani in a satirical article accusing him of not keeping his election promises. Zadeh ran the Baneh News channel on the Telegram messaging service. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceInternet August 30, 2018 Iranian journalists sentenced to imprisonment, flogging Follow the news on Iran News Receive email alerts News Iran is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. to go furtherlast_img read more

Official website’s inaccessibility raises questions about information transparency

first_img to go further News August 16, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Official website’s inaccessibility raises questions about information transparency Organisation RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia June 2, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruptioncenter_img News Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more News The website of the Russian Centre for the Protection of Forests, also known as Roslesozashchita (www.rcfh.ru), has been inaccessible since 13 August, shortly after it contradicted the government by reporting that forest fires had reached areas that were contaminated by radiation during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.Roslesozashchita, an agriculture ministry offshoot, reported last week that there were fires on around 4,000 hectares of land that were contaminated, including 300 hectares in the Bryansk areas, which is very close to Chernobyl.The reports posted on the agency’s website contradicted the government’s reassuring comments. The ministry of emergencies insisted that the forest fires sweeping much of the region had not reached any of the areas affected by Chernobyl. Shortly before the site went down on 13 August, emergencies minister Sergei Shoigu criticised “unclear information from an unclear website.”The website’s inaccessibility is highly suspect. Reporters Without Borders wonders whether the Russian authorities simply blocked access because the information it was posting was proving to be very embarrassing.Greenpeace Russia has meanwhile said that the current level of radioactivity poses no health risk.last_img read more

Adare bypass included in preferred Foynes to Limerick corridor route

first_imgEmail Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsAdare bypass included in preferred Foynes to Limerick corridor routeBy Alan Jacques – December 4, 2015 3117 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleRecord FairNext article€10 000 missing from Limerick Prison Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAdareCllr Emmett O’BrienFianna FáilfoyneslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilNiall Collins TDTransportation Infrastructure Ireland by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE long-awaited bypass for Adare village is included in the preferred route corridor for the Foynes to Limerick road improvement scheme that went on public display this week.Limerick City and County Council in consultation with Transportation Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have revealed the preferred route corridor running from the N69 at Foynes towards the N21 at Rathkeale, providing a bypass for Adare, before connecting to the M20 motorway into Limerick.Fianna Fail TD, Niall Collins, welcomed the fact that the route will incorporate an Adare Bypass. However, he said it is now incumbent on the council and TII to immediately engage with the communities living in and adjacent to the chosen route corridor.“Commuters from across West Limerick will be pleased that there now is a firm plan to bypass Adare and that the notorious traffic tail backs will soon be a thing of the past. The Government must now make the funding available to deliver this bypass and new road in the shortest possible timescale,” he said.General Election candidate for County Limerick, Cllr Emmett O’Brien told the Limerick Post that he was happy to see sense has prevailed with Adare included in a by-pass.“We cannot lose sight of the fact that people’s homes and livelihood will be affected. The preferred route has been moved to the north in the townlands of Rincullia and Craggs, Askeaton and to the east in the townlands of Boolaglass and Nantinan and includes a section to connect with the existing N69 to the west of Askeaton through the townlands of Ballyellinan, Ballycullen and Cloonreask”.“People in these townlands were never formally aware that their lands were likely to be effected and are unlikely to have made any submissions. They have been taken by surprise. The council and TII should invite them in for a proper consultation”, he said.Meanwhile, the council’s director of transportation, Kieran Lehane, explained that the project will support the envisaged expansion of the Port of Foynes and its designation as a Core Port under EU regulations.Public display sessions were held at the South Court Hotel in Raheen and at the Flying Boat and Maritime Museum in Foynes earlier this week.Mr Lehane stated that the purpose of these sessions was to inform the public of the preferred route corridor and give them the opportunity to engage in the process and raise questions, concerns and comments for consideration. Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Stay and Spend initiative is formally launched

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter Stay and Spend initiative is formally launched Previous articleSome people not showing up for Covid tests – HSENext articleRosapenna looks to shine on European Legends Tour – John Casey News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By News Highland – September 3, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Stay and Spend tax break scheme’s been launched in a bid to increase business in the off-season for the hospitality sector.Anyone who spends up to 625 euro in restaurants, pubs, hotels or B&Bs between now and next spring, will be entitled to a tax credit of 20 per cent.Receipts can be uploaded through the Revenue Receipts Tracker app.Tourism Minister Catherine Martin says a major publicity campaign, encouraging people to spend at home, is being launched………….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/16stayandspend.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+last_img read more

Gardai investigate burglaries in Lifford and Manorcunningham

first_img Previous articleLetterkenny gardai investigate Cathedral Car Park vandalismNext article8% of total drink/ drug driving arrests made in Donegal last weekend News Highland Gardai investigate burglaries in Lifford and Manorcunningham Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Gardai are appealing for information after four burglaries in Lifford and Manorcunningham on Friday last.Gardai say each of the break-ins bears similar hallmarks, and all happened between four o’clock in the afternoon and nine o’clock in the evening, three of them in the Commons area of Lifford and one in Manorcunningham.Garda Nialln Mc Guire says they are particularly anxious to trace the movements of one particular car.He was speaking on today’s Nine til Noon Show………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/liffordmcguire1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook By News Highland – March 19, 2019 Google+center_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Engineering job cuts imminent

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Engineering job cuts imminentOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article The engineering sector may have to shed another 90,000 jobs this year as itstarts a long, slow climb from recession, latest industry figures show. The Engineering Employers Federation’s (EEF) latest survey showed thatoutput and orders fell for the fifth successive quarter, although the pace ofdecline had eased in the past three months. However, any recovery will start from a low base as official figures show a14. 2 per cent fall in engineering output and a 6.7 per cent fall inmanufacturing in the past 12 months – the largest annual drop in the sectorsince 1981. Stephen Radley, chief economist at the EEF, said the market remaineddepressed and that job cuts would come on top of 70,000 losses last year. He said: “There are some signs of improving confidence, but littletangible evidence of actual growth while the lid on prices remains as tight asever.” The quarterly survey, which covered some 1,344 companies, found that theelectronics sector and traditional industries, including metal products andmechanical engineering, were still in decline. www.eef.org.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more