78th General Convention digest for July 2

first_img Featured Events ENS staffPosted Jul 2, 2015 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN 78th General Convention digest for July 2 Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 General Convention 2015 Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Volunteer Charlotte Alexandre of Thornton, Colorado, calls out to attendees of the 78th General Convention as they make their way into the Salt Palace July 2, urging them to pick up any items they or friends may have lost since convention began. She said the items on the table are only a fraction of the things that volunteer sweeps have gathered after hours. The items include glasses, water bottles, jewelry and small electronics. Photo: Lori Korleski Richardson[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 July 2, the eighth day of June 25-July 3 gathering.Worship aims to show diverse church’s unityOne of the highlights of daily worship at General Convention occurred July 2, when Dominican Republic Bishop Julio Holguín presided, Haiti Deputy France Euphonise Vixamar read the second lesson and the Rev. Colin Mathewson of the Diocese of San Diego preached about the mistrust and deportation of Haitians occurring in the Dominican Republic, recounted the Rev. Sandy Webb of West Tennessee, one of the convention’s liturgy planners.“The symbolism was that, in The Episcopal Church, all of those constituencies are represented, and that we can stand together at the Holy Table.”All the services were designed to show the breadth of the church’s membership, even while highlighting different cultures, he said. The July 2 Eucharist, for example, emphasized Hispanic and Latino cultures but included someone reading in French and a child on the worship platform, showing other faces of the church.“We try and say we are one church, and we can stitch together and weave together and be best in that way.”For all except the Sunday Eucharist with UTO ingathering, 75 minutes is set aside for the daily Eucharist, and the worship team tries to complete the service within an hour, Webb said. “General Convention is just so frenetic, so when I can say, ‘Here’s 15 minutes that you didn’t know you had,’ it’s real Sabbath, which is just wonderful.”That extra time also allows musicians assisting at the service to provide an impromptu post-Communion concert. On July 2, worshipers gathered around the choir and instrumentalists, clapping, singing and dancing during several spirited songs in Spanish before dispersing for the day’s morning legislative session.Houses concur on fossil fuel divestment, environmental advocacy committee The House of Deputies on July 2 passed resolutions C045, “Environmentally responsible investing,” and A030, “Create ‘Task Force’ on Climate Change,” the latter being modified to create an advisory committee, concurring with the House of Bishops.C045 calls upon the Investment Committee of Executive Council, the Episcopal Church Endowment Fund and the Episcopal Church Foundation “to divest from fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean renewable energy in a fiscally responsible manner.”Bishops voted to amend Resolution C045, one of four resolutions that called for fossil fuel divestment, to remove the Church Pension Fund from the resolution. An amendment introduced in the House of Deputies that would have removed the Episcopal Church Foundation from the resolution failed.In testimony for the resolution, the Rev. Kirk Berlenbach, a deputy from Pennsylvania, said that with less than 10 percent of the church’s investments in fossil fuels, spread out over companies and funds, shareholder advocacy would be minimal.Deputy Henry Baer, who serves as the treasurer of the Diocese of Oklahoma, testified against concurring with bishops on C045, explaining that 37 percent of its diocesan budget comes from royalties and dividend payments on a bequest of mineral rights and stocks in oil and gas. Half of that money is used to support rural and other missions, he said.Resolution A030, which originally called for the creation of a task force, but was modified to call for the creation of a climate change advisory committee with one representative from each of The Episcopal Church’s nine provinces, and that also calls on each province to create a Regional Consultative Group composed “of no fewer than five experts in areas of environmental sustainability appropriate to the demographic, ecological, cultural and geographic specifics of each region,” passed without opposition testimony.Province IX sustainability plan support reaffirmedGeneral Convention adopted Resolution A015 “Continue to Support Province IX Sustainability” which continues “dedication for the ongoing work of Mark of Mission II: To Teach, Baptize, and Nurture New Believers, especially as it pertains to the agreed-upon plan for Province IX Sustainability.”As part of the sustainability plan, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society recently awarded a one-time focus grant totaling $950,000 to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic.Since 2013, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has been working with all Province IX dioceses – the Dominican Republic, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras and Puerto Rico – to develop a plan for financial self-sustainability to further secure mission and ministry.Each diocese is required to have a plan to secure financially its mission and ministry, and each receives support for the staff of the Domestic Foreign Missionary Society in structuring that plan. The Diocese of the Dominican Republic is the closest to securing its mission and ministry.“The staff has been very good and very helpful to our diocese in providing the support necessary to complete the grant process. We are very grateful for the advice and counsel they have offered us,” said Dominican Republic Bishop Julio Cesar Holguín Khoury, following the distribution of the focus grant. “I think the experience with us regarding the process will serve as the basis for monitoring the Second Mark of Mission in the other Province IX dioceses.”The 2016-2018 draft budget maintains block-grant funding at $2.9 million for Province IX.Closing worship to have element of déjà vuThe closing Eucharist on July 3 will bring a déjà vu moment for the Rev. Sandy Webb of West Tennessee, one of the convention’s liturgy planners. He first met Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2003 when she was bishop of the Diocese of Nevada and then-Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold invited her to celebrate a convention Eucharist.The current presiding bishop-elect, North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry, preached that day.“They were on the platform side-by-side then as they will be tomorrow,” he said.This is Webb’s fifth convention helping coordinate worship at General Convention. He started in 2003 as an undergraduate intern in the General Convention office, was on the General Convention office staff in 2006, served while a seminarian in 2009 and has been a worship consultant for the liturgies as a priest in 2009, 2012 and 2015.“I, in a quite literal way, have grown up running worship in the General Convention,” said Webb, rector of Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis, whose founding senior warden was a 17-time deputy, Charles Crump. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Servicecenter_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Albany, NY General Convention, last_img read more

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Church of England issues guidance for people who cannot attend…

first_img 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 Posted Apr 14, 2020 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Church of England] People who cannot attend a funeral because of the coronavirus restrictions are being provided with prayers and suggestions on how to pay their own tribute at home to the person who has died in a simple guide published by the Church of England.Under strict rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Church of England funerals may now only happen at crematoria or at gravesides. Only immediate family members can attend – if a crematorium allows – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.This new resource issued by the Church of England gives advice for those who cannot attend on how to hold a short and simple reflection at home on the day of the funeral. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Liturgy & Music Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Church of England, Press Release Service Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN COVID-19, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Church of England issues guidance for people who cannot attend a funeral Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Seven per cent of internet users donate online

first_img Howard Lake | 21 November 2006 | News Tagged with: Digital Seven per cent of internet users donate online  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Seven per cent of internet users in the UK have made a donation to charity online in the last year, according to research from Continental Research.The figure of 1.8m is down from 2.3m the previous year, which the company says was an inflated figure because of the huge response to the Asian Tsunami appeals. James Myring of Continental Research said this shows how effective the internet can be in responding to emergency appeals, but also how figures can fluctuate because of one event.The survey is conducted twice a year through face-to-face interviews with 1,000 people nationwide. Advertisementlast_img read more

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WTO Panel Favors US in Avian Influenza Retractions Dispute

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News WTO Panel Favors US in Avian Influenza Retractions Dispute WTO Panel Favors US in Avian Influenza Retractions Dispute By Andy Eubank – Oct 14, 2014 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Tuesday alongside USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack the U.S. won a major victory at the World Trade Organization. A WTO dispute panel found in favor of the United States regarding a dispute challenging India’s ban on U.S. agricultural products. The ban was allegedy to protect against avian influenza by banning poultry meat, eggs and live pigs. The WTO panel agreed with the U.S that the ban breached international trade rules. Trade Representative Froman said “this is a major victory for American farmers.” Secretary Vilsack stated “our farmers and producers deserve a level playing field – and this dispute reflects that we will accept nothing less.” The WTO panel agreed with the U.S. that the ban lacked scientific basis. This marks the fourth WTO victory for the U.S. this year. For more than seven years, India had claimed the ban on select U.S. products was needed to prevent entry of avian influenza into India. The United States, however, has not had an outbreak of high pathogenic avian influenza since 2004, while during that same interval India has had over 90 HPAI outbreaks. The industry estimates that U.S. exports to India of just poultry meat alone could easily exceed $300 million a year once India’s restrictions are removed.Previous WTO victories this year included: In June, the WTO found that China breached WTO rules by imposing unjustified extra duties on American cars and SUVs. In August, the WTO found that China breached WTO rules by imposing duties and quotas on exports of rare earth metals.  Also in August, a WTO panel agreed with the United States that Argentina’s import licensing requirement and other import restrictions breach international trade rules. Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleA Quarter Through Indiana Corn and Soybean Harvest Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Bower Trading Market Strategy Report:  Wet Weather Could Send Market Higher

first_img Name Sym Last Change Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Bower Trading Market Strategy Report:  Wet Weather Could Send Market Higher All quotes are delayed snapshots Facebook Twitter Bower Trading Market Strategy Report:  Wet Weather Could Send Market HigherDoug WerlingFor much of the past few weeks, the market has been focusing on the amount of planted corn and soybean acres. But, with rain continuing to delay fieldwork, Doug Werling, with Bower Trading, says weather is becoming a market factor, “As we begin the week, if we continue to see a lot of moisture ahead of us in the forecast, you may see the market begin to acquire some long positions instead of just selling the short side.”Werling says demand, while not making headlines, is strong and is providing a solid base for the market to build on, “That is why you are seeing soybeans hang around that $9.50 level instead of $8.00 and corn trading at $3.70.” He added that China has been a good buyer of the increased South American production this year and that, in the future, the Asian market, with its growing middle class, will continue to be a strong market for grain from the world market.Several record-setting years of production here in the U.S. have built up a surplus that has kept the market lower, but Werling says it would not take much to turn the supply and demand situation around. He said, even with a lot of grain still in farmers’ bins, just one average production year in the U.S. would see a big drop in the surplus, “It would only take one year of lower production to chew up that surplus, and all of that grain in the bin would move into the market very aggressively as prices moved higher.”For more market strategy information, contact Bower Trading at 1 800 533-8045 or visit https://www.bowertrading.com/.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS.  TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Bower Trading Market Strategy Report:  Wet Weather Could Send Market Higher SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 16, 2017 Previous articleThe War on WienersNext articleSenator Donnelly on Farm Bill and Sonny Perdue Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

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Reuters journalist harassed by state security

first_imgNews News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about Summer Said, a young woman journalist working for the Reuters bureau in Cairo who is being harassed by the security services. Security agents went to her home yesterday, saying she would regret it if she did not report at once to their headquarters in the south Cairo district of Lazoghly.The authorities have made it clear to her that they have detailed information about her, including her trips abroad. She suspects her phone is being tapped but refuses to bow to the intimidation. She plans to go abroad again soon and fears she could be banned from leaving the country, which would obstruct her work as a journalist.“This harassment is unacceptable, especially as this is not the first time that Said has been targeted by the security forces,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We will monitor her situation closely in the coming weeks.”In 2003, Said was subjected to several lengthy interrogations by state security agents, who suspected her of being a spy. She was working for the Cairo Times at the time, while finishing her studies.Said thinks the latest harassment is linked to enquiries she recently conducted for Reuters into the arrests by state security of 95 people on suspicion of belonging to banned organisations. Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison January 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img February 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information News February 6, 2021 Find out more Organisation Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff September 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reuters journalist harassed by state security Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolutionlast_img read more

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MEP’s to vote of ‘Covid-19 passport’ plan

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty The EU’s plan for a ‘Covid-19 passport’ could move a step closer to reality today.MEPs will vote on whether to introduce the digital green certificates, allowing a return to free movement of people.They’d show whether someone’s recovered from Covid, been fully vaccinated or tested negative.The EU’s hoping to have them in place in two months’ time, but Fianna Fáil MEP Barry Andrews says that might not happen:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/andrewsweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. MEP’s to vote of ‘Covid-19 passport’ plan Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – April 28, 2021 Twitter Facebookcenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Previous articleMcConalogue confident vaccination target can be metNext articleMcGinty scores winner as Gorman starts with win at Dungannon News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

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Fears local festival won’t go ahead after funding pulled

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 7, 2018 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articleDonegal Gardai ‘woefully under resourced’ for possible hard BrexitNext articleHIQA release details of inspections at three Donegal centres News Highland Facebook Fears local festival won’t go ahead after funding pulledcenter_img Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest There are fears that a well-established festival in Strabane may not go ahead this year due to a severe funding cut.The Diwali festival which is run by a number of local ethnic groups has been an annual event in the town for the past 12 years however this year funding has not been forthcoming from Derry City and Strabane District Council.Organisers say without the necessary funding, the event could be pulled entirely.Cllr Patsy Kelly has hit out at what he terms an emerging trend whereby funding is more favourably distributed within Derry:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/paghgfhgfhgftsy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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At 94, Roberson eager to ‘renew’

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “We could only run the car during the spring and summer,” Roberson said. “In the winter, the weather would be too bad – rain, mud and ice. We couldn’t put it on those red clay roads.”Roberson said there was a huge mud hole on the road where his family lived in rural Mt. Hope.“My daddy farmed but we didn’t have a tractor. We farmed with mules,” Roberson said. “We kept the mules in the barn all the time to pull cars out of the mud.”When the Great Depression hit, Roberson said the ol’ Whippet was completely taken off the road. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Skip At 94, Roberson eager to ‘renew’ Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Kyle Roberson celebrated his 94th birthday on Sunday. On Tuesday morning, he was in line at the Pike County Courthouse to get his driver’s license renewed.“I don’t want to let my license expire,” Roberson said with a smile and then quipped that he’ll be back in four years.Roberson got his first license to drive when he was 13 years old.“My daddy got an owner’s license and my mother and I got non-owner licenses,” Roberson said.  “None of us had to take a driver’s test so I’ve never had one.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article “The banks failed and we lost what little money we had in the bank. Most people did,” Roberson said. “We didn’t have any money to buy fuel for the car. So, we had to park it and leave it.”Roberson said the Great Depression really meant hard times.As the Whippet sat with weeds growing around it, the family worked the fields and tended the garden that sustained it.“We grew everything we ate except salt, sugar and flour. We had to buy that,” Roberson said. “We didn’t try to grow anything to market because nobody had any money to buy anything. But things finally got a better, a little at the time.”When Roberson went away to college at Auburn Polytechnic Institute, his dad bought a tractor and put the mules in the barn.“I grew up on a farm so I was interested in agriculture,” Roberson said. “But I my agriculture teacher was the biggest influence on my decision to go into agriculture education. He was the only teacher that was able to drive a car and the only one that could afford one.”When Roberson graduated from Auburn Polytechnic Institute, he accepted the position as agriculture teacher at Brundidge High School.“I never taught anywhere else,” he said. “I retired from Pike County High School in 1980 after 40 years. I enjoyed teaching and I’m enjoying my retirement.”Roberson said he is blessed to have had a good life and he credits his longevity to “Lorene and the Lord.”Not many people renew their driver’s at age 94 and Roberson said driving is still a pleasure.“I don’t drive out on the road and I’ve never had but one accident in all these years,” he said. “And that one wasn’t my fault. I was up in North Alabama and a man with a trailer  cut in front of me and I hit the trailer. But, it wasn’t my fault.” Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Honoring MLK Youth, leaders gather to ‘celebrate the dream’ Pike County youth and community leaders sat side-by-side to “Celebrate the Dream” of Martin… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder In the 1920s, the Roberson family was a rather fortunate one. They had a car while not many other families did.“We had a Whippet, a 1929 Whippet,” Roberson said. “They didn’t make Whippets except about two years and my daddy said it wasn’t worth driving home. But it was a car and we were proud of it.”The car had wooden spokes and was “in service” only about six months out of the year.last_img read more

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Recruitment coup lures new talent to troubled rail firm

first_imgRecruitment coup lures new talent to troubled rail firmOn 24 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Network Rail, the company that owns the UK’s railway infrastructure, isstill attracting top graduates despite unveiling heavy losses of £300m andmounting debt. The crisis-hit company has just filled its 42 graduate training positionsafter attracting 1,250 applications – a number which was ‘significantly up’ onlast year. Network Rail attributed the success to a ‘warts and all’ approach torecruitment, coupled with the breadth and depth of training that it offers. Linsey Perry, head of graduate recruitment, admitted she had encounteredpotential applicants who were dismissive, but she had to challenge them to lookbeyond the name of the company to the first-class training and development itoffered. This includes fast-track schemes to chartered or incorporated engineerstatus and post-graduate management certificates, which could lead to MBAqualifications. The benefits package also includes a £2,000 ‘golden handshake’, Londonallowances and 28 days’ holiday. “We don’t pretend it’s all easy,” said Perry. “We sell itwarts and all. If you want a nice gentle environment, this is not for you. Butwe have also shown people that they have prejudicial judgements, which have nobasis. The rail industry offers challenging careers which are very individuallyfocused.” Perry also stressed that online recruitment made the application processeasier for potential trainees. In three years, online recruitment has gone fromzero to 96 per cent of recruits. The ‘save facility’, allowing graduates to store incomplete applications andreturn to them later, has proved popular. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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