Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues statement in anticipation of Chauvin…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service 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 Featured Jobs & Calls 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Racial Justice & Reconciliation Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Apr 20, 2021 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues statement in anticipation of Chauvin trial verdict Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] This is a tense and troubled moment, as we await the jury’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd.Please pray for the soul of George Floyd, for his family, and for everyone everywhere who has suffered because of the sin of racism and oppression. Pray for all the people of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Pray for this nation that we may find the ways of both justice and healing. Pray for us all.Whatever comes with the verdict, there is no celebration. Nothing will bring George Floyd back to his family or his community back to us. The struggle continues.If the verdict does not establish guilt, and even if it does, our pain persists and our grief goes on.May we not be paralyzed by our pain, our fear, and our anger. May we learn, as the Bible teaches, to “love not in word and speech but in truth and in action,” truth and action that leads to justice and healing.Let us pray,O God, you have bound us together in a common life.  Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.God bless you. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA George Floyd, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Read More →

Who wants to give away £100m?

Advertisement The Millennium Commission is seeking organisations or consortia who would be interested in distributing £100m in lottery grants after it is wound up at the end of this year.The closing date for initial proposals is 21 July 2000. Find out more from the Millennium Commission. Who wants to give away £100m? 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 June 2000 | News  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Read More →

Greeks join together to celebrate friendship, gather donations

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter + posts Skylar Kalb https://www.tcu360.com/author/skylar-kalb/ Skylar Kalb Skylar Kalb is a sophomore journalism major with a minor in Spanish and the intent to add another minor in Criminal Justice. In 5 to 10 years you will be able to find her hosting Sports Center or sideline reporting on ESPN. When she is not out reporting you will most likely find her watching re-runs of college football games, or browsing the bread section at Central Market. Facebook Twitter ReddIt Facebook Skylar Kalbhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skylar-kalb/ Linkedin ReddItcenter_img Skylar Kalbhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skylar-kalb/ printStudents from different Greek organizations came together Tuesday night to celebrate similarities and differences, watch the sunset from on top of the Worth Hills parking garage and to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Irma.TCU Collaborative Greek Alliance’s (CGA) fall social, Greeks in the Garage, hosted members of the many different Greek councils across campus. This included the National Panhellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council, the Independent Greek Council, the Multicultural Greek Council and the Panhellenic Council.Caroline Bowers, director of marketing for the CGA, came up with the original idea for the event.“The true purpose of this event -and behind CGA in general- is to unite members from every Greek council, and to show that we are more alike than we are different,” Bowers said. “Often times Greek organizations can seem exclusive or be misinterpreted as exclusive, this event is meant to combat these assumptions.”Bowers said that not only did the event include free food and an opportunity to meet others in the Greek community, but also showcased one of the best spots on campus to watch the sunset.The CGA also puts on an annual event called Greeks in the Streets, which brings members from all different councils together to perform community service throughout Fort Worth. This year the council wanted to put on a social event too in order to promote communication between the different councils.Many students were excited about the opportunity to get to meet other students outside of their own fraternity or sorority.“I just wanted to interact with more people that weren’t in my council because I don’t really get the chance to on a regular basis,” said Briana Robison, senior child development major and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. “I just kind of wanted to meet more people, new people.”More than 150 students from different Greek councils on campus attended the event.Greeks in the Garage also supported Project Restoring The Virgin Islands to Prominence, and the Hurricane Irma United Relief Effort. The CGA collected items such as flashlights, portable phone chargers and toiletries to create care packages, called “love packages.”“I also wanted to donate to the victims of the hurricane and just hang out with other people and get to know some new faces,” said Cassidy Peterson, freshman business major and a member of Delta Gamma.These “love packages” will be sent to those living in the Virgin Islands and surrounding areas, who are not only recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma, but are also dealing with Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm, this week. Students struggle to navigate finished lot Linkedin Students wait hours in line for Big 12 Championship tickets Skylar Kalbhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skylar-kalb/ TheCREW hosts DogFest 2K17 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleTCU ‘Leading On’ from the concert stageNext articleHoroscope: September 20, 2017 Skylar Kalb RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Alert System doesn’t reach GrandMarc residentslast_img read more

Read More →

Thailand : RSF backs Thai journalist Pratch Rujivanarom

first_imgHuman Rights Defenders are active in support of human rights as diverse as the rights to life, to food and water, to the highest attainable standard of health, to adequate housing, to a name and a nationality, to education, to freedom of movement and to non-discrimination. A duty to gather information, report on human rights violations and monitor projects and activities that impacted local communities and the environment are responsibilities of human rights defenders which should be protected by states. SLAPP should not be used to stop those who defend their rights and the rights of others. ประเทศพม่า Organisation photo : nationmultimedia.com The article also referenced research by a profound environmental engineering researcher from Naresuan University, Dr. Tanapon Penrat, who studied heavy metal contaminations and environmental toxicity in the area in 2015 based on 34 sampling points. Dr Tanapon Penrat presented his findings to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Sub-Committee and NGOs at a meeting dated 22 February 2017 at the NHRC Office. The study found that water from the tailing ponds at the Heinda mine leaking into the river system was heavily contaminated with manganese, arsenic and lead. Dr. Tanapon Penrat’s research showed that there is from 53 up to 600 times higher than safe levels of Manganese was found in the water samplings near by the mine, which is the main source of village’s drinking water. May 12, 2021 Find out more Individual We, the undersigned organizations, urge the Myanmar Phongpipat Co. Ltd to immediately withdraw all criminal proceedings against Pratch Rujivanarong, journalist and the Nation News Network Co., Ltd. We urge the Thai government to protect freedom of press, decriminalize defamation, and align the 2007 Computer-related Crime Act with international law and standards, including the right to freedom of opinion and expression. On 20 March 2017, the mining company, Myanmar Phongpipat Co., Ltd. (MPC) sued Mr. Pratch Rujivanarom, a journalist (first defendant) with the Nation News Agency (second defendant), for defamation under the Criminal Code section 59, 83, 91, 326, and 328 and violating the Computer Crime Act Section 14. We call on MPC to immediately and unconditionally withdraw all criminal proceedings against Pratch Rujivanarong and the Nation News Network Co., Ltd. In line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, MPC should protect and respect human rights and remedy any adverse impacts that may be related to its operations. 1.เอกชัย อิสระทะ Eakachai Issaratha2.อาภา หวังเกียรติ Arpa Wangkiat3.ไพรินทร์ เสาะสาย Phairin Sohsai4.พรเพ็ญ คงขจรเกียรติPornpen Khongkachonkiet5.นภวรรณงามขำNoppawan Ngamkame6.เพียรพร ดีเทศน์ Pianporn Deetes7.นายสุวิทย์กุหลาบวงษ์ Suwit Kularbwong8.ศิริพร ฉายเพ็ชร Siriphorn Chaiphet9.เลิศศักดิ์ คำคงศักดิ์ Lertsak Kumkongsak10.ธารา บัวคำศรี Tara Buakamsri11.เรวดีประเสริฐเจริญสุข Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk12.ชุมพลคำวรรณะ Chumpol Kamwanna13.ประสาทนิรันดรประเสริฐPrasat Nirundornprasert14.วิชชุกรตั้งไพบูลย์ Vichukorn Tangpaiboon15.อำนาจเกตุชื่น Amnat Ketchuen16.ธีระชัย ศาลเจริญกิจถาวรTeerachai Sanjaroenkijthawon17.ญาศศิภาส์สุกใสYasasipa Suksai18.ชวิศาอุตตะมัง Chawisa Uttamang19.จามรศรเพชรนรินทร์Jamon Sonpednarin20.ทวีศักดิ์เกิดโภคาTaweesak Kerdpoka21.รพีพัฒน์มัณฑนะรัตน์Rapeepat Mantanarat22.จารยาบุญมาก Jaraya Boonmark23.ลัลธริมาหลงเจริญ Lantharimar Longcharoen24.จิตติมาผลเสวก Jittima Pholsawek25.สาธิตรักษาศรีSatit Raksasri26.วิชัย จันทวาโร Wichai Juntavaro27.จักรกริชฉิมนอกChakkrit Chimnok28.นฤมลทับจุมพล Assistant Professor Dr.Narumon Thabchumpon29.สายัณห์ชื่นอุดมสวัสดิ์ Sayan Chuenudomsavad News Bangkok: 14 May, 2017 Follow the news on Thailand If convicted of criminal defamation under Section 328 of the Thai Criminal Code and Section 14 of the 2007 Computer Crime Act, The Nation journalist would face up to five years’ imprisonment, 200,000 Thai Baht (US$5,600) in fines, or both. THAILAND อารีวัณย์สมบุญวัฒนกุล Areewan Sombunwatthanakun The complaints and charges against Pratch Rujivanarom and The Nation represent an overly broad application of criminal law which violates the right to freedom of expression. Criminalizing free expression creates a chilling effect on the media and human rights defenders whose reporting, not least of environmental and human rights issues, essentially serves the public interest. The right to freedom of expression is protected under Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Thailand is a state party. Under international law, restrictions on freedom of expression are permissible only when provided by law, proportional, and necessary to accomplish a legitimate aim. In the article, titled: Thai mine ‘destroyed Myanmar water sources’, Pratch quoted community members and reported first hand from Myaung Pyo, where community member’s drinking water was contaminated: “We cannot use this water, not even for watering the plants, as it flows directly from the mine,” Eyi We, a villager in Heinda said during the visit of National Human Rights Commission of Thailand. News ThailandAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts We are concerned about the use of criminal defamation laws and the Computer Crime Act to restrict the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Thailand, as well as to intimidate human rights defenders and journalists. We condemn the use of criminal defamation laws to threaten journalists and project affected communities as Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP). In a joint statement, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and more than 50 other NGOs have called for the withdrawal of a complaint brought by a mining company against Thai journalist Pratch Rujivanarom and The Nation media company. RSF also urges the Thai government to decriminalize defamation and repeal the Computer Crimes Act. Organizations JOINT STATEMENT กลุ่มรักษ์เชียงของ Chiang Khong Conservation Group Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar MPC claims that Pratch Rujivanarom and The Nation damaged the reputation of the company when it reported on tailings from the tin mine draining directly into the river system, which is the main source of drinking water of villagers in Myaung Pyo village, Tanintharyi region, Myanmar. ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Because Pratch Rujivanarom and The Nation released this information in print and online on March 1, 2017, they are now facing potential charges of criminal defamation under the Thai Criminal Code and the Computer-related Crime Act. Imprisonment for defamation is a disproportionate restriction on the right to freedom of expression and never an appropriate form of punishment for defamation, according to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the expert body charged with overseeing the implementation of the ICCPR. Thailand should immediately decriminalize defamation and reject proposed amendments of the 2007 Computer Crime Act which have raised human rights concerns. News June 12, 2020 Find out more 1. Reporters Without Borders2.เสมสิกขาลัย Spirit in Education Movement (SEM)3.Earth Rights International4.มูลนิธิศูนย์ข้อมูลชุมชน Community Resource Centre Foundation5.โครงการฟื้นฟูนิเวศในภูมิภาคแม่น้ำโขง TERRA6.สมาคมพิทักษ์สิทธิชุมชนเขาคูหา Kaokuha Community Rights Protection Association7.มูลนิธินิติธรรมสิ่งแวดล้อม EnLaw8.Focus on the Global South9.มูลนิธิสืบนาคะเสถียร Seub Nakasatien Foundation10.กลุ่มจับตาปัญหาที่ดิน Land Watch Thai11.Sustainable Agriculture Foundation Thailand12.มูลนิธิผสานวัฒนธรรม Cross Cultural Foundation13.เครือข่ายเกษตรกรรมทางเลือก Alternative Agriculture Network14.สมาคมส่งเสริมสิทธิมนุษยชนและสิ่งแวดล้อม Human Rights and Environment Promotion Association15.โครงการขับเคลื่อนนโยบายสาธารณะด้านทรัพยากรแร่ Campaign for Public Policy for Mineral Resources16.โครงการพัฒนาคนรุ่นใหม่เพื่อการเปลี่ยนแปลงสังคม Young Leadership for Social Change Program17.องค์กรแม่น้ำนานาชาติ Internatioanl Rivers18.เครือข่ายประชาชนไทย 8 จังหวัดลุ่มน้ำโขง The Network of Thai People in Eight Mekong Provinces19.Mymekong.org20.กลุ่มศึกษาข้อตกลงเขตการค้าเสรีภาคประชาชน (FTA Watch)21.International Accountability Project (IAP)22.มูลนิธิบูรณะนิเวศ Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand23.ศูนย์ศึกษากะเหรี่ยงและพัฒนา Karen Studies and Development Centre) 1.Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO)2.IFI Watch Myanmar3.Dawei Watch4.Dawei Research Association (DRA)5.Dawei Probono Lawyer Network (DPLN)6.Tavoyan Women’s Union7.Dawei Development Association (DDA)8.Tarkapaw Youth Group9.Dawei Farmers’ Union10.Human Rights Watch (Dawei)11.Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)12.Karen River Watch13.Save the Salween Network14.Burma Environmental Working Group15.Association of Labor right defender16.Kyunsu Youth Network17.IFI watch (Kyunsu)18.88 Generation Open and Peace Society (Myeik)19.ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားမ်ားနွင္႔ ေျမယာလုပ္သားမ်ားသမဂၢ ( ျမိတ္ခရိုင္)20.Green Network Mergui Archipelago21.ပဲခူးတိုင္း MATA အလုပ္အဖြဲ႕22.Political and Civil Engagement Group (PACE-G)23.ျမစ္မခေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေရးအဖြဲ႕24.Public Network25.မ်က္၀န္းသစ္ အသိပညာရပ္၀န္း26.ေရႊရိပ္စစ္ အဖြဲ႕27.ေရႊက်င္ခ်စ္သူအဖြဲ႕28.ရိုးမခ်စ္သူ အဖြဲ႕29.Edu-Wave Foundation30.ေမာ္ကြန္းသစ္ အရပ္ဘက္လူမႈအဖြဲ႕အစည္း31.အလင္းေစတမာန္ ေဒသဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳေရးအဖြဲ႕32.သဲကုန္းလူငယ္အဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္33.Thuriya Sandra Environmental Watch Group34.Chinland Natural Resources Watch Group35.Mwetaung Area Development Group36.Community Response Group37.Ayearwaddy West Development Organization (AWDO) (Magway Region)38.Satotetayar Development Orginization (SDO) (Magway Region)39.Pwinphu Development Organization-PDO(Magway Region)40.AWDO (Ngaphe)41.လြတ္လပ္ေသာအရိႈခ်င္းမ်ားအင္အားစု (နတ္ေရကန္ေတာင္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရး) ငဖဲ။42.ရိုးမခ်င္းအဖဲြ႕ (ေစတုတၲရာ)။43.ေက်းလက္လူငယ္ကြန္ယက္ (ေစတုတၲရာ)44.Myanmar-China Pipeline Watch Committee45.Peace & Open Society Kyaukse Township46.Myanmar Alliance for Transparency & Accountability Mandalay Division47.Mong Pan Youth Association48.လူထုမဟာမိတ္ ( ရွမ္းျပည္ )49.Alin Ein Development Centre50.Green Memo alternative newsletter51.ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ အဖဲြ႔52.Twantay Youth53.Land in our hand54.Environmental Conservation And Farmers Development Organization E.C.F.D.O(Southern Shan)55.Farmers And Land Workers Union (Myanmar)56.ေပါင္းကူး News Freedom of Press Advocates and Civil Society Call on Thailand to Protect The Nation Newspaper Nation News Agency and its Journalist Criminalized For Reporting on Problems of Thai-owned Heinda Mine in Myanmar Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years to go further May 17, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Thailand : RSF backs Thai journalist Pratch Rujivanarom August 21, 2020 Find out more The right to freedom of opinion and expression is foundational for any society. These freedoms promote transparency, accountability, and the protection of other human rights. Thailand will only benefit when human rights defenders, journalists, and the media are allowed to practice their professions peacefully and carry out activities without fear of intimidation or judicial harassment.last_img read more

Read More →

Limerick animal rights group swoop to defend the seagulls

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsLimerick animal rights group swoop to defend the seagullsBy Alan Jacques – August 20, 2015 1920 TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)John Carmodylimerickseagulls Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Previous article#BREAKING Judge rules Corbett children free to come homeNext articleFormer Limerick councillor wants third level fee cut Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK-based animal rights group, who don’t want seagulls to become public enemy number one, have swooped in to remind people that these birds are not only “intelligent and sensitive”, but are also a protected species.The Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) says it is alarmed at recent reports of problems faced by some people who complain that gulls are encroaching on their personal space.“We may be getting a dose of our own medicine,” says ARAN founder John Carmody.“For as long as we can remember, people have destroyed the marine environment, sucked our seas dry of fish and other marine life that gulls and other wildlife rely on, and as a result these birds are coming inland for refuge and of course for a bite to eat.“People are enticing these already disturbed birds to eat our refuse and pick food off the streets that’s being thrown away by the very people who are complaining,” he added.Earlier this month a man required a tetanus shot after being attacked by a seagull while swimming in Fenit, County Kerry. Like something straight out of a Hitchcock horror, the swimmer fought off the gull but it returned to attack him again and drew blood from his hand.In another Stuka dive bomb attack, again in Kerry, two mature ewes died after being attacked by a flock of seagulls. In a separate incident, a motorcyclist was knocked off his bike in a hit-and-run attack in Waterville.“ARAN doesn’t want the seagulls to become public enemy number one. We’ve enough politicians to choose from in that regard, but we hope that to help solve the problem businesses will keep their refuse covered and people will keep their food covered when in the vicinity of these birds and try not to feed them,” Mr Carmody advised.“It’s also important to remember that these birds are protected so anyone contemplating doing a hit on them will face prosecution if caught, so don’t.”The Limerick animal rights group pointed out that gulls are “intelligent, sensitive birds, who, like all wild animals, just want to feed themselves, find somewhere safe to live and protect their young”.ARAN is suggesting humane solutions for businesses if the birds are creating an issue for them.“We encourage these businesses to get in touch and we’ll help solve their issue. But more importantly, ARAN wants people and nature to thrive together, so let’s see these birds as being a joyous gift to an already dull and cruel society.” Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Read More →

Tributes paid following passing of former Cllr JJ Reid

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 25, 2019 Twitter Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest The late JJ Reid pictured at his garage in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidTributes are being paid to former Donegal County Councillor J.J. Reid, who has passed away. The Stranorlar based Cllr and businessman was a member of the Fine Gael party and was a well-known figure right across the county.His funeral takes place on Sunday.Cllr Bernard McGuinness has described Mr.Reid’s passing as a huge loss to Donegal and has been reflecting on the extensive work he carried out during his 30 year tenure as a local representative:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/berncvxcvxcvxcvxcardtribute.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District has also being paying tribute to the former Councillor:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/patrickmc5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleNakita Burke selected to run for Ireland at Armagh Road RacesNext articleEducation Minister vows to address issue of pay for new teachers News Highland WhatsApp Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Tributes paid following passing of former Cllr JJ Reid Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Read More →

Observations of multispecies seabird flocks around South Georgia

first_imgWe observed 195 multispecies feeding flocks of birds near Bird Island, South Georgia, between 4 February and 5 March in 1986. Up to 19 seabird species plus Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) were involved. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris), Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus), and prions (Pachyptila spp.) were the most abundant species. Most flocks were in the vicinity of a large inshore patch of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), and most observed feeding was by Black-browed Albatross, which appeared to initiate and dominate the flocks. Short feeding bouts by surface-feeding species appeared to be coupled with the surfacing of penguins and seals. We conclude that foraging penguins and seals caused prey to approach the surface where near-surface foraging species could feed.last_img read more

Read More →

The 8200 yr BP cold event in stable isotope records from the North Atlantic region

first_imgAn abrupt cold event ca. 8200 cal. yr BP, is believed to have been caused by the catastrophic release of ice-dammed meltwater from Lake Agassiz and associated disruption of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Previous reviews have highlighted both the “ideal” nature of the 8200 yr event as a target for numerical model validation and the likely geographical restriction of the ensuing cold event to the circum-North Atlantic region but have cited a lack of sufficiently resolved palaeoclimatic records to test this hypothesis. We review the current set of high-resolution stable isotope records from multiple archives (lake, bog, marine and ice cores) in the North Atlantic region for the period 9200–7400 yr BP (present = AD 1950). The isotopic values of terrestrial records are closely linked to isotopic values of palaeoprecipitation. All sites provided evidence for at least one centennial-scale anomaly (beginning ~ 8500–8250 yr BP) that exceeded background variability. No evidence for spatial or temporal transgression of the isotope anomalies was identified, implying that a simultaneous climate signal was observed in the circum-North Atlantic region. Comparison with new simulations using the UK Hadley Centre model HadCM3, which was isotope-enabled to simulate changes in the stable isotope composition of precipitation and forced by freshwater input (“hosing”) of 5 Sverdrups (Sv) (0.005 km3/s), for 1 yr, indicated agreement with the observed decrease in the amplitude of the isotope anomaly with distance from the NW North Atlantic. The model-simulated duration of the event, however, was consistently shorter than that observed in palaeoclimatic records. A review of evidence for forcing additional to the catastrophic release of meltwater from Lake Agassiz (solar variability, sea-ice feedback and longer-term meltwater history) suggested that reduced solar output did not directly coincide with the 8200 yr event, but that a more complex history of meltwater discharges and sea-ice feedback may have conditioned the AMOC for sustained climatic impact.last_img read more

Read More →

Republican Policy Committee Looks at How Businesses Empower Women to Overcome Barriers to…

first_imgWitnesses from left to right:  Dr. Donna Ginther, Brian Barkdull, Kymberlee Dwinell, & Debbie Maples. More photos available here.Gap Inc. became the first Fortune 500 Company to announce that they pay female and male employees equally for equal work in 2014. Debbie Maples, VP of Global Loss Prevention & Corporate Security at Gap, stated, “Gap Inc.’s mission is to advance women in the workplace. We recognize that employees need flexibility to balance work and life responsibilities. Based on our experience with these efforts, the benefits of implementing flexible work programs are undeniable: production turnover dropped by 50%, employee engagement scores improved by 13%, and several hundred thousand dollars in savings were realized by reduced employee turnover costs. At Gap Inc., we know that our business succeeds when everyone has the chance to stand as equals and thrive.”Brian Barkdull, CEO of American Southwest Credit Union, which serves the Sierra Vista area in Rep. McSally’s district, stated, “We have always had about an 85-90% female workforce.  What I have learned over the years is that life happens: day care issues, sick kids, doctor appointments, sports events, band, dance practice, classroom presentations, maternity-related events, or community participation. What is our culture? We accommodate. We have high quality service standards and demanding strategic initiatives, so we continually strive to find the right balance for our workforce.”Kymberlee Dwinell, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northrop Grumman Corporation, which employees 300 in Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca, Arizona shared, “Developing, maintaining and growing a diverse workforce is critical to our success and a priority for our company. Companies with three or more women in senior management functions scored higher in key factors of leadership, accountability and innovation than companies with no women at the top across nine standard criteria of organizational excellence. It’s clear that private sector support of women in the workforce, especially in leadership roles, is important for a successful business. Companies like Northrop Grumman understand the value of providing additional support to women in the company, as well as young girls across the world. Diversity is truly a strategic asset.”Dr. Donna Ginther, Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, stated “Women have made tremendous progress in the workforce, but that progress has stagnated, in part because of the lack of policies to support women and mothers who work. The United States lags behind other developed economies in the policies we have to support women in the workforce. One of the keys to growing women’s wages and improving the economic outcomes is creating an environment that enables women to participate in the labor market while they have children.”The Republican Policy Committee launched the Working Group on Women in the 21st Century Workforce in July 2016. A video highlighting previous Women in the Workforce hearings can be found here.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Working Group On Women in the 21st Century Workforce Holds Third HearingThe House Republican Policy Committee (RPC) Working Group on Women in the 21st Century Workforce held its third hearing to learn how the private sector is currently empowering women to overcome barriers to success.Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-02), chair of the Women’s Working Group, led Tuesday’s hearing titled “How the Private Sector is Helping Women Get Ahead.” “As part of this working group’s mission to dig into the root causes of the barriers that women face, we want to study what businesses have already done to ensure that their female employees can achieve their full potential. Wherever women succeed, businesses will succeed,” McSally said. “The private sector is the innovation engine of our economy and more private sector businesses and organizations than ever are recognizing that training, promoting, and retaining women is essential to their continued competitiveness—and their bottom line. That’s why our focus today is businesses on the cutting-edge of empowering women and producing opportunity for them to succeed.”“As the husband of a working professional and father of two young girls, I am concerned about the challenges women face in the workforce and eager to discuss innovative, private sector solutions that are helping women break down barriers to success,” said Republican Policy Committee Chair Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06). Members heard testimony from policy experts, business leaders and CEOs on the effective practices they have implemented for their women employees, such as increasing workplace flexibility, providing caregiving options, and addressing residual bias.last_img read more

Read More →

Herma

first_imgThe new compact Herma 400 Slim Line label applicator allows new and existing rotary machines to be easily converted to run self-adhesive labels.The new 400 label applicator has been developed as a result of market influences and manufactured by HERMA (Haverhill, Suffolk), a specialist in self-adhesive technology.Such labels are being increasingly used thanks to fashionable “no-label looks”, quality metallic effects and non-standard functions.The Herma 400 Slim Line label applicator can reach a speed of 120m per minute, which relates to a throughput of around 60,000 labels per hour – assuming labels used are approximately 12cm in length.last_img

Read More →