La Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana celebra crecimiento y aniversarios

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Holguín presidió la eucaristía y predicó durante un oficio el 14 de abril en que la Diócesis Episcopal de la República Dominicana celebró su crecimiento y sus aniversarios. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Santo Domingo, República Dominicana] La Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana celebró su crecimiento, así como 116 años de existencia y 100 años en la Iglesia Episcopal durante un oficio eucarístico el 14 de abril en la ciudad de Santo Domingo.El obispo Julio C. Holguín presidió la celebración y predicó durante la festiva eucaristía de tres horas de duración que sirvió de clausura a una conferencia de tres días con este lema: “Juntos podemos: Encuentro en Misión con Iglepidom” [la sigla de Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana].En su sermón, Holguín habló acerca de “la Gran Comisión” y el deber de todos los bautizados de participar en la misión, así como de la responsabilidad de los episcopales de compartir con otros lo que Dios ha hecho en sus vidas, de manera que otros puedan creer.Estudiantes en representación de una docena de escuelas episcopales asistieron a la eucaristía del 14 de abril en Santo Domingo. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Más de 2.000 personas asistieron a la eucaristía —entre ellas 70 estadounidenses en relaciones de compañerismo con la diócesis— que se celebró en un pabellón de volibol de un complejo deportivo del gobierno. Centenares de jóvenes representaron a alrededor de una docena de las 27 escuelas de la diócesis, con bandas de redoblantes y cuerpos de banderas.“Esta es una de las mayores celebraciones que hemos tenido este año y hemos estado preparándonos un año entero para esto”, dijo el Rdo. Adolfo Moronta, vicario de San Pablo y San Lucas, en San Isidro, donde su congregación de 50 a 60 personas está comenzando el proceso de construir una iglesia. “[Es importante] porque durante este tiempo hemos predicado el Evangelio de Jesús a través de todo nuestro país y nuestra Iglesia crece y crece, y éste es un modo de celebrar lo que Dios ha estado haciendo en el pueblo de la República Dominicana”.La diócesis ha crecido en un 20 por ciento en los últimos 10 años, y en 20 años ha disminuido su dependencia de la Iglesia Episcopal [en Estados Unidos] de un 84 por ciento a un 18 por ciento, mientras su presupuesto se ha quintuplicado, explicó el obispo Holguín en una entrevista con ENS después del oficio.“Lo primero es que hemos asumido la responsabilidad y lo segundo es evangelizar; sabemos que la Iglesia necesita expandirse”, dijo Holguín, añadiendo que el clero y el laicado también han emprendido una revitalización espiritual y “gracias a eso, la Iglesia ha comenzado a crecer”.Holguín mencionó, específicamente, a la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias y al Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo, que se creó en 1998 para asistir a la diócesis en el desarrollo y en su camino hacia el autosostén. Holguín también reconoció a varios “grandes” misioneros que trabajaron arduamente por la Iglesia a través de los años, y a las relaciones de diócesis compañeras que se fueron creando a lo largo del tiempo, dándoles crédito por ayudar a la diócesis a crecer.La diócesis tiene relaciones de compañerismo con diócesis en Estados Unidos, entre ellas Carolina Oriental, Michigan Oriental, Michigan, Michigan Occidental, Georgia, Nebraska, Texas Noroccidental, Carolina del Sur, Florida Sudoccidental y Luisiana Occidental. La mayoría, si no todas ellas, estuvieron representadas en el encuentro.“Siento que él [el obispo durante su sermón] lo resumió todo a vivir el Pacto Bautismal y a tener ese compromiso [con la misión]”, dijo Rebecca Gibson, de la iglesia episcopal de Cristo [Christ Episcopal Church] en Winchester, Virginia. “Y lo vinculó muy bien con el encuentro”.Walt Dark, Joanne Sutton y Mary Smith, miembros de la iglesia episcopal de la Transfiguración en Indian River, dan palmadas durante una presentación de alabanza y danza en la catedral episcopal de la Epifanía en Santo Domingo el 13 de abril. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Cerca de 200 personas participaron en el encuentro de tres días de duración, que incluyó talleres que abarcaron todo lo concerniente a la Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones; el Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo; construcción; salud, educación y ministerios sociales; programas de microcréditos; y liturgia y espiritualidad. El encuentro, que tuvo lugar en la catedral de la Epifanía, también incluyó música, danza y un diálogo abierto para discutir lo que los participantes habían aprendido en los talleres.“Los talleres eran para mostrar lo que hemos hecho en 116 años”, dijo el Rdo. P. Vicente Peña, vicario de San Juan Bautista en Bonao, en el centro del país.Desde 1991, el número de iglesias ha crecido de 24 a más de 70 misiones y estaciones de predicación, entre ellas 17 templos de 13 que había entonces; el número de escuelas ha aumentado de 7 a 27, según estadísticas del Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo.“He venido aquí durante cuatro años como parte de un equipo de construcción y nunca había podido abarcar la misión total de la diócesis”, dijo Bob Hills, miembro de la iglesia del Redentor [Church of the Redeemer] en Sarasota, en la Diócesis de Florida Sudoccidental [o del Suroeste de la Florida]. “Por primera vez percibo la totalidad de la misión. Estoy muy impresionado por lo que pasa aquí y orgulloso de formar parte de ello”.La Iglesia Episcopal de la República Dominicana es una de las siete diócesis de la IX Provincia, la cual se extiende a través del Caribe, América Central y el norte de América del Sur, y es una de las diócesis de más rápido crecimiento en la Iglesia Episcopal.“Es una gran alegría para mí estar aquí y experimentar esta maravillosa reunión”, dijo el obispo Wilfrido Ramos-Orench, funcionario encargado de asociaciones globales de la Iglesia Episcopal para la IX Provincia, durante el encuentro.“Siempre creo que Dios nos invita a ser soñadores y a soñar en grande. Uno de mis sueños es que cada una de nuestras diócesis en la IX Provincia se encamine hacia el pleno desarrollo como la de República Dominicana. Es la diócesis insignia en nuestra región, y avanza lentamente hacia la autosuficiencia y la plenitud en Cristo”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY La Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana celebra crecimiento y aniversarios Millares asisten a una festiva eucaristía Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

PwC partners leading cancer charities

first_imgIncreasing awareness of the causes of cancer and ultimately defeating the disease – whether in children or in adults – is a cause with which we are proud to be associated.One of the objectives of this partnership will be to engage staff in fund-raising initiatives for two charities that otherwise largely depend on public donations to provide vital services to children and adults affected by cancer.Arlene Spiers, chief executive of UCF, said a partnership with a prestigious company such as PwC was very important as they try to forge wider relationships with the business community. 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.  25 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PwC partners leading cancer charities Business advisors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has selected two of Northern Ireland’s major cancer charities as fund-raising partners for 2007. Over the next 12 months, PwC’s 750 Northern Ireland staff will actively support the work of the Ulster Cancer Foundation and the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.PwC’s efforts will be directed at projects and fund-raising events to raise money for the charities’ work. PwC’s Martin Ferguson says staff nominated the two charities because of the importance of their work.A Northern Ireland’s largest professional services firm, and as a leading employer, we rare committed to put something back into the communities in which we operate. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 March 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Between an illegitimate self-proclamation and a popular uprising in Bolivia

first_imgPublished in La Haine/Telesur on Nov. 13. Translation by John Catalinotto.Yesterday’s [Nov. 12] street action in La Paz once again showed the power of El Alto [Bolivia’s second-largest city], while at the same time revealing a leadership quandary [in the resistance].“If it is possible,” [right-wing Senator] Jeanine Áñez said at the end of her speech after proclaiming herself president of Bolivia. As she spoke, someone whispered to her what she should say. Then she went to the presidential balcony and greeted everyone with the tricolor banner [the Bolivian flag]. This is how one of the most important phases of the coup d’état in Bolivia ended: the construction of institutional fiction.Áñez proclaimed herself president outside of the [process defined in the] Constitution and without a quorum in the legislature. This was the only way to do it, as the majority in both chambers belong to the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) and that party’s decision was not to participate in that session.Áñez, therefore, first proclaimed herself president of the Senate — a figure who must assume the position of interim president after the resignation of the president and vice president — and then proclaimed herself president. The applause of the few people present followed.This step was essential in the strategy of the coup d’état leaders, who always aimed to present the seizure as democratic. This presentation had from the beginning the support of the United States and the Secretary of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro, who this Tuesday [Nov. 12] accused Evo Morales of having committed a coup d’état and of using a protective media machine.However — while the real state powers always continued to act — even with the backing of the U.S. and the OAS, the absence of a formal presidency gave rise to a government vacuum in Bolivia. That vacuum had to be resolved. The bloc of political actors at the head of the coup then decided to accelerate the steps by skipping all legality to place the presidential sash on the shoulders of the chosen person.None of this would have been possible without the participation of those who hold the real power. Morales, who arrived in Mexico [yesterday] morning with [elected Vice President] Álvaro García Linera, made this clear when he denounced Áñez for proclaiming herself president while “surrounded by a group of accomplices and escorted by the Armed Forces and police forces that repress the people.”Police repressionIt was not just political imagery: The police and the military repressed the people while Áñez and the entire right wing celebrated in Bolivia. This happened in the center of La Paz around Plaza Murillo, where all afternoon all the [pro-Morales] protesters descended from the [Indigenous] city of El Alto, one of the points in the country where the country’s biggest protests took place.The mobilization of El Alto was one of the points of greatest conflict. On Monday [Nov. 11], the first phase of the uprising took place — although its genesis had been on Saturday night — with thousands of men and women joining, the great majority belonging to the [Indigenous] Aymara nation. That day ended with three dead, according to [protesters]. The images in the streets were of blood stains on parking meters.Tuesday [Nov. 12] the announced arrival from El Alto of the Indigenous march to La Paz took place. The residents of the center locked themselves in their houses, while others went out to applaud the massive mobilization of people with the [Indigenous] whipala flag in their hands.The street action again showed the power of El Alto, at the same time that it showed a leadership quandary. This problem is similar to the one that occurred in the last days before the coup d’état was consummated and in which now the different parts of the process of change [in Morales’ movement] find themselves.The actions in El Alto, where daily town meetings are held, are not the only ones in progress. Resistance beyond El AltoThe Coordinator of the Six Federations of the Tropic called for mobilization starting Thursday [Nov. 14], and the Unique Trade Union Confederation of Peasants of Bolivia proclaimed a plan of struggle to block the country’s highways and generate a siege on the city of La Paz. Now, 48 hours after the coup, this capital city is beginning to experience difficulties in the supplying of gasoline and food because many stores are closed.In this context of the growing shortages, the announcement came from the Bolivian Workers’ Central (COB) that it was giving “48 hours notice to reestablish constitutional order.” Will the COB accept what happened with Áñez as a reestablishment of constitutional order? Or will it go on general strike?The situation in Bolivia continues with many unanswered questions. There have been advances by those who lead the coup bloc. There has also been growth of resistance in a situation where information channels are few. It is difficult to find out what is happening, both in the political epicenter of the debates, as well as in different areas of La Paz, El Alto and the countryside, particularly in the most remote, rural areas.There are many reports of deaths, repression, humiliation, persecution caused by those carrying out the coup offensive. Even before overthrowing Morales, this offensive displayed a wave of violence by armed shock groups. Now in power, with or without a government, it maintains its offensive with the objective of decapitating the process of change [by the popular movement].FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Venezuelan Embassy Protectors hail legal victory

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Embassy Protectors, Popular ResistanceThe following is a slightly edited statement made by the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors on June 3.Washington, D.C. — The federal charge of “interfering with certain protective functions” levied against four members of the Embassy Protection Collective was formally dropped today in a hearing before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell in U.S. District Court. The defendants are Adrienne Pine, David Paul, Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. They were arrested on May 16, 2019, when federal police raided the Venezuelan Embassy in violation of the Vienna Convention, which requires host countries to protect embassies and restricts them from entering without permission from the sovereign government.Left to right:  David Paul, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Adrienne Pine and Kevin Zeese outside the courthouse prior to the February trial.Judge Howell sentenced the Embassy Protection Collective to no jail time. After a jury refused to convict them in February, resulting in a mistrial, the prosecutors offered to drop the federal charge and substitute a minor local misdemeanor charge of causing a disturbance. The protectors faced a year in jail and $100,000 fine each. They are now on six months of probation.The four protectors were in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C., for over a month last spring with the permission of the elected, constitutional government of Venezuela, as recognized by the United Nations and over 130 countries. The U.S. was attempting to overthrow the democratically elected Venezuelan government. When that failed, it took the unprecedented step of recognizing the then president of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó as president and handing Venezuela’s assets in the U.S. over to him. All this violates international law.The Embassy Protection Collective formed in April 2019 to stop the U.S. government from illegally giving Venezuela’s main embassy in the U.S. to Guaidó’s supporters. Guaidó’s political party has little support within Venezuela and was behind violent protests in 2014 and 2017 that killed over 140 Venezuelans.Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and other members of the elected government, including President Maduro, expressed their full support for the U.S. peace activists. Many social movements within Venezuela also expressed solidarity with the protectors.The protectors remained inside the embassy without incident until April 30 when the U.S. again attempted and failed to execute a coup. On that day, regime change actors, working with the U.S. State Department and Juan Guaidó’s “ambassador” Carlos Vecchio, placed the embassy under siege, assaulting protectors, damaging and breaking into the embassy, and preventing food and supplies from being delivered.Over 16 days, the number of protectors inside dwindled from 80 people to four to conserve food, especially after power and water were illegally cut off May 9. The four were the last protectors inside when the U.S. government conducted a SWAT-style raid.Today’s sentence marks yet another victory in the effort to protect the Venezuelan Embassy. The Embassy Protection Collective broke through the blockade and got supplies to the people inside who prevented the coup supporters from staying in the embassy.  The embassy was not turned over to Guaidó.  It remains empty today.  Now the federal charges have been dropped.The U.S. continues to threaten the Venezuelan people using tactics illegal under international law.  The economic war has been heightened.  The president and other members of the Venezuelan government are facing bogus drug-trafficking charges by the U.S. Department of Justice.The U.S. put a bounty on Venezuelan officials, the U.S. Navy is surrounding Venezuela’s coast, and U.S. soldiers have been sent to the Venezuelan border with Colombia. U.S.-backed mercenaries  tried to enter Venezuela to kidnap or assassinate the President. None of this has deterred the Venezuelan people from defending their sovereignty and the revolutionary Bolivarian process.The Embassy Protection Collective plans to host a webinar featuring social movement leaders from Venezuela in an effort to build international solidarity and opposition to U.S. imperialism. The U.S. activists hope their government will end its sanctions, blockade and aggression toward Venezuela and all countries being targeted and join in the spirit of international cooperation that prevails in this time of a global pandemic, recession and climate crisis.The embassy protectors thank the many people in the U.S., Venezuela and around the world who supported them. They affirm their solidarity with all who are resisting injustice and state violence domestically and abroad.last_img read more

Altasciences Acquires WCCT Global

first_img LAVAL, Quebec–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– Altasciences announced today that they have acquired WCCT Global, Inc., an early stage clinical research organization, or CRO, located in Southern California on the U.S.A.’s West Coast. This acquisition will complement Altasciences’ current clinical operations in Montreal, Canada, and Kansas City, U.S.A., while being in close proximity to their Washington State preclinical facility. “ This acquisition expands Altasciences’ footprint by providing Phase I and II clinical pharmacology services on the West Coast, and adds 180 beds to our current 400-bed offering. Furthermore, it allows us to enhance our capabilities with expertise in ethnobridging and other specialty areas for hard-to-recruit study populations,” added Steve Mason, Co-Chief Operating Officer, at Altasciences. The transaction was completed on February 12. “ This acquisition is an integral part of Altasciences’ strategic growth plan to provide a comprehensive, fully integrated early phase drug development solution to address the ever-changing outsourcing challenges of biopharmaceutical companies across the globe. We look forward to working side by side with our new team of clinical experts in California, a team that shares our values for excellence, quality, and customer focus, ” explained Chris Perkin, CEO at Altasciences. WCCT Global was founded in 1998 and has conducted over 600 Phase I studies – an area it specializes in – out of over 1,000 Phase I-IV studies the company has conducted to date. “ Joining the Altasciences team will enhance our offering while allowing us to continue the responsive delivery of quality research data to our global biopharmaceutical clients, ” stated Gregory Hanson, Executive Chairman, WCCT Global. Altasciences is a mid-size CRO/CDMO offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing, and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences’ integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, clinical monitoring, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements. Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005254/en/ CONTACT: Julie-Ann Cabana Altasciences 514 601-9763 [email protected] KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CLINICAL TRIALS CONSULTING PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Altasciences Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 08:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005254/en WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Altasciences Acquires WCCT Globallast_img read more

GSE Portfolio Shows Improvement

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Delinquency Fannie Mae Foreclosure Freddie Mac Ginnie Mae 2017-09-25 Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Urban Institute September chart book was recently released, outlining refinances, serious delinquencies, and the government sponsored enterprises delinquency rates, amongst various other statistics related to the industry.According to the report, refinances have been down since election day in November, but have leveled out in August 2017 at a rate of 34 percent, 37 percent, and 25 percent of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae’s portfolio, respectively.Negative equity (properties with a loan-to-value ratio greater than 100) has been on the slow decline since the fourth quarter of 2011, which now stands at 5.4 percent. Another 1.4 percent of residential properties are on the verge (LTV from 95 to 100) of becoming delinquent in Q2 2017, as of CoreLogic and Urban Institute’s combined data.Loans in serious delinquency also fell a nominal rate from 1.37 to 1.2 percent, and the foreclosure rate also fell to 1.29 percent. Year-over-year, combined delinquencies fell from 3.11 percent from 2.49 percent. Combined delinquencies stood at 2.76 percent in Q1 of 2017.The delinquency rates for loans in the government sponsored enterprise’s portfolio also continued to decline. The number of loans in Fannie Mae’s portfolio that were seriously delinquent in July 2016 stood at 1.30 percent; in July 2017 that figure was 1.0 percent. As for Freddie Mac, current loans in serious delinquency are 0.85 percent, down from 1.08 percent a year prior.The full report is available on Urban Institute’s website. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Altisource CRO Talks Microbubbles Next: Late Taxpayers Beware: You Could Be Foreclosed on in This County Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago GSE Portfolio Shows Improvement Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / GSE Portfolio Shows Improvement Share Save Tagged with: Delinquency Fannie Mae Foreclosure Freddie Mac Ginnie Mae in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market September 25, 2017 1,543 Views last_img read more

Motorists urged to be extra vigilant ahead of the August Bank Holiday Weekend

first_imgDonegal County Council is urging motorists to be extra vigilant as the August Bank Holiday fast approaches.People are being reminded that with every bank holiday weekend, there are added risks when using the roads.There will be more motorists taking to the roads, travelling long distances, often without breaks.Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council Brian O’Donnell says in light of the two fatal road traffic collisions in Donegal this week, drivers need to be more cautious:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/brianodonnell1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Motorists urged to be extra vigilant ahead of the August Bank Holiday Weekend Facebook By admin – July 29, 2016 Twitter Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Previous articleThree young people killed in road collision near Drumkeen named locallyNext articleExpert panel investigating Mica block issue in Donegal to submit report by years end admin Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Gardai find that many school buses in the county are not road worthy

first_img Gardai find that many school buses in the county are not road worthy WhatsApp News Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Gardai have issued a warning to bus company owners around the county after a number of school buses stopped at check-points where found to be unsafe.Increased Garda checks on school buses in Donegal have found that many are not road worthy.Of a total of nine buses stopped at one check point this week, four school buses where found to have faults such as no seatbelts, broken seats and mechanical faults.Garda Seargent Iggy Larkin said that all bus company owners must ensure that their buses are safe:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/iggy.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – October 9, 2013 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleAction Group are to meet with Council officials to discuss the commencement of the Dungloe sewage schemeNext articleDerry men plead guilty to possessing Buncrana Road pipe bomb News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebooklast_img read more

Disqualified Candidate’s Plea: Allahabad High Court Issues Notice To 10 Newly Elected Rajya Sabha MPs

first_imgNews UpdatesDisqualified Candidate’s Plea: Allahabad High Court Issues Notice To 10 Newly Elected Rajya Sabha MPs Sparsh Upadhyay18 Dec 2020 11:54 PMShare This – xIn a plea moved by businessman Prakash Bajaj, the Allahabad High Court on Friday (18th December) issued notice to all 10 newly elected Rajya Sabha Members. The Bench Of Justice Jaspreet Singh issued notice on Bajaj’s plea claiming that the returning officer had, citing fault in his affidavit, wrongly rejected his nomination. Bajaj stated before the Court that the elections for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a plea moved by businessman Prakash Bajaj, the Allahabad High Court on Friday (18th December) issued notice to all 10 newly elected Rajya Sabha Members. The Bench Of Justice Jaspreet Singh issued notice on Bajaj’s plea claiming that the returning officer had, citing fault in his affidavit, wrongly rejected his nomination. Bajaj stated before the Court that the elections for the Rajya Sabha was held on 02nd November, wherein he was also a candidate. However, his nomination paper was illegally rejected by the Returning Officer by means of order dated 28th October. Apart from that, he has also submitted that the nomination papers of the respondent Nos. 1 to 10 have been illegally accepted inasmuch as for the same errors, his affidavit was refused to be considered. He has further submitted that similar errors were prevalent in the affidavits filed by the respondent Nos.1 to 10 which were ignored and thus, the Returning Officer had adopted a double yardstick. “Since the nomination was arbitrarily rejected, the elections should be conducted afresh,” the petitioner has demanded. The Counsel for the petitioner (Bajaj) submitted before the Court that the Petitioner’s case was being pressed in respect of grounds mentioned in Section 100(1)(c) and (d)(1) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. To this, the Court issued notices to to respondent Nos.1 to 10 (Newly Elected Rajyasabha Members). The matter has been listed for further hearing on 25th January 2021. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and nine others were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from UP on 02nd November. While Eight of them belonged to the BJP, one each is from the SP and the BSP. As per the report of The Indian Express, Bajaj had earlier moved Supreme Court questioning the rejection of his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh. However, the Apex Court has asked him to approach Allahabad High Court with his grievance. The Bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde accordingly allowed him to withdraw his plea. “Mr Pradeep Rai, learned senior counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner seeks leave of this Court to withdraw the writ petition with liberty to avail an alternative remedy. The writ petition is dismissed as withdrawn with liberty as prayed for,” the Bench also comprising Justice A S Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaian said in its order. Case title – Prakash Bajaj v. Sri Arun Singh & Ors. [Election Petition No. – 1 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Progress on A6 Derry to Belfast road upgrade

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Progress on A6 Derry to Belfast road upgrade Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – August 16, 2017 center_img Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest Previous articleSecurity alert underway in DerryNext articleEmotional day for leaving cert students – Principal admin Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows It’s been confirmed that the A6 dualling scheme between Drumahoe and Dungiven is set to begin in Spring 2018.Foyle MP Elisha McCallion has welcomed progress on the development:”News that the A6 dualling scheme between Drumahoe and Dungiven is set to begin in Spring 2018 is a positive step forward for the city.”When completed, this road upgrade will reduce journey time between Derry and Belfast which is good news for the local economy and for local people travelling to Belfast.”It will also make it much easier for visitors and tourists to travel to Derry.”This has been made possible because of the work to take this vital infrastructure project forward carried out by Chris Hazzard as Infrastructure Minister.”This, along with other key infrastructure projects such as the A5 and the transport hub at the old Waterside train station, will all enhance this city and district for locals and others.”last_img read more

HR: Positive Resignation – How to hand in your notice

first_img Previous Article Next Article HR: Positive Resignation – How to hand in your noticeShared from missc on 8 Jan 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. A question that all HR/recruitment professionals get asked on at least a semi regular basis is: “How should I resign?”. The real answer is, there is no textbook answer as there are so many variables and moving parts involved relevant to e.g. company, manager, your professional style etc. but there are definitely a whole lot of wrong ways to do it. Here’s my 4 small tips that hopefully will offer some piece of mind during what in most cases is an awkward conversation (at best), and help it flow with a little more ease and hopefully avoid friction or burned bridges.Tip 1: No matter how much you might feel like it, don’t use the flaws of the company/manager as your reason for leaving. This is not the time or the place to have this conversation. My advice would be that if there is a burning desire inside you to offer some constructive criticism, do so at an exit interview in a rational and balanced manner. Instead use the positive points of why you have chosen to accept the new role as the reason for your departure.Tip 2: I’m firmly of the belief that we never stop learning and thus regardless of if you feel it has been the most fulfilling role or not, think of the lessons you’ve learned and thank your manager/company for the opportunity to have learned and grown as a professional.Tip 3: Unless extenuating circumstances dictate otherwise, wherever possible be willing to work your full contractual notice period. Make arrangements as such so as to make your transition out of the company as smooth as possible.Tip 4: If not already part of process, offer your time to have an “exit meeting/interview” with your line manager with the aim of trying to shed light on where in your opinion, the organisation could improve. This is where you can offer your CONSTRUCTIVE feedback and show that you are not harbouring any ill feelings due to some negative experiences but instead are aiming to offer your opinion to ensure other employees don’t feel the same thing.These are by no means complicated steps and is relatively “back to basics” kind of stuff but I hope it will give some piece of mind to anyone who may be looking for a little direction on ways to part ways in a positive light.center_img Read full article Comments are closed.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 3/24

first_img Tags: ALA/Baseball/Boys Soccer/Delta/Enterprise/Juab/Manti/Payson/South Sevier FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerNon-RegionPAYSON, Utah-Brayden Gonder, Jager Springer and Trevor Burton each scored as the Delta Rabbits outlasted Payson 3-2 Saturday in non-region boys soccer action.BaseballRegion 14SPANISH FORK, Utah-Tucker Memmott tripled and Joey Aagard doubled as the Juab Wasps downed ALA 8-6 Saturday in Region 14 baseball action.Non-RegionENTERPRISE, Utah-Spencer Laub doubled while Levi Randall earned the win on the mound as the Enterprise Wolves downed Manti 6-2 in non-region baseball action Saturday.ENTERPRISE, Utah-Levi Randall doubled and Spencer Laub took the win on the mound, helping the Enterprise Wolves blank South Sevier 2-0 Saturday in non-region baseball action.ENTERPRISE, Utah-Peydon Wood had two hits and earned the win on the mound as the South Sevier Rams beat the Manti Templars 3-0 in non-region baseball action Saturday. Brennen Hunt added a double in the win for the Rams. Brad James March 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/24 Written bylast_img read more

Mio sales progression hits 1,000 agent milestone under new MD

first_imgHome » News » Mio sales progression hits 1,000 agent milestone under new MD previous nextProducts & ServicesMio sales progression hits 1,000 agent milestone under new MDTwo years after launching, the service is now being used by over 1,000 branches and is involved in 10,000 active property sales chains.Nigel Lewis3rd June 202002,519 Views House moving platform and smartphone app Mio has signed up more than 1,000 agency branches since it launched in May last year, and currently includes over 10,000 active house moving chains and details of 175,000 properties.The sales progression tool linking buyers, vendors and agents lets participating agents in a chain see each other’s sales progression activity, so they can solve pinch-points and keep their customers updated. The Negotiator was one of the first media organisations to report its initial trials in Cardiff 18 months ago before the official launch.Mio integrates with some existing CRM systems and takes data feeds from conveyancers, financial advisors and surveyors to automatically populate milestones.Managing Director Emma Vigus, who arrived from parent group the TMGroup in September last year, says, “We empower agents to quickly understand the status of each transaction in a chain by deploying updates from conveyancers, mortgage brokers and surveyors.”“Our sales progression process is really simple to follow, and the integrated consumer app ensures that it’s easy to manage communication with buyers and sellers.”Matt Nicol, founder of Nicol & Co Estate Agents, says it’s helped to streamline the firm’s sales process.“We’re able to offer clients an app that provides all the required information all in one place, in real-time, to keep them informed every step of the way, and an instant messaging feature so clients can message at a time convenient to them,” says Nicol.“This also saves us a lot of time without the need for so many calls and emails.”Part-owned by estate agency giant Connells, Mio, which stands for ‘move it on’, was developed by software company TMGroup.Future enhancements will focus on populating the platform with more data to reduce re-keying by agents and improving connectivity between agents, mortgage brokers and conveyancers through a shared view of the chain. Mio is free of charge until the end of 2020 for all agents.sales progression app MIO June 3, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

A SPECIAL IS IT TRUE CONCERNING EVANSVILLE BROWNSFIELDS CORP SECRET MEETING

first_imgIS IT TRUE the Evansville Brownfields Corp are holding their annual re-organization meeting in closed session today at INNOVATION POINT on Main Street, Evansville at 3;00 P M?  …this meeting wasn’t advertised in the local media?IS IT TRUE  that the Innovation Pointe was purchased and renovated with taxpayer money by GAGE who is another pseudo-private not-for-profit organization that is funded with public money?IS IT TRUE the public should be welcomed to attend meetings of the tax supported not-for-profit Evansville Brownfield Corp? … this kind of activity flies in the face of the transparency and accountability that the current Winnecke Administration ran for re-election on and claims to observe?IS IT TRUE we are now issuing the call for our readers and bloggers to show up at Innovation Pointe tomorrow at 3:00 pm?  … those who cannot be there in person should email all of the board members posted below and voice their concerns about the tax supported not-for-profit Evansville Brownfields Corp holding their meetings in private?IS IT TRUE  the time has come to begin a movement among local government-watchers to demand that we be informed about the use of our tax payers dollars by the Evansville Brownfields Corp?IS IT TRUE here are the people to e-mail about your concerns the questionable activities of Evansville Brownfields Corp? …please contact:  Rusk, Carolyn [mailto:[email protected]] , Brad Ellsworth ; Connie Robinson ; Coures, Kelley ; Joshua Armstrong ([email protected]) ; Kevin Axiom ([email protected]) ; [email protected]; Nick Cirignano ([email protected]) ; [email protected] IT TRUE to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, “When the people fear DMD and Evansville Brownsfields Corp board members there is tyranny.  … When DMD and Evansville Brownsfields  Corp board members fear the people there is freedom.”FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do feel that the City should go to trial or settle the Billy Bolin verses Louise Milan law suit out of court?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Done to a Crisp It

first_imgPackaging technology company Sirane has developed a new type of microwave material for foodservice packaging, which can be used for crisping-up hot paninis, baguettes and pasties.Crisp It Light is a two-layer film ’susceptor’ that can be shaped to fit different packaging formats for products that are cooked in microwaves. The material absorbs microwave energy and heats up, making a ’hot-plate’-type surface, which then crisps the food. The firm has already won several advance bulk orders, including an order of 300,000 units from a leading UK train operator.Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Sirane sales director, said: “Our new film can be made into wraps for the cooking of paninis and sandwiches. There are no size restrictions and any concept can be developed into a product.”Available in various formats, such as sleeves, the film can also be used to flow-wrap foodstuffs, eliminating the need for additional outer packaging. Sirane’s new formula means that direct printing on to the film is also easy, thus removing the need for a label.Sirane also continues to develop and manufacture its range of Crisp It susceptor discs for pizzas and Crisp It shaped boards for burger buns and other fast foods. The company will exhibit at stand WO31 at the Foodex Exhibition in Birmingham in March.www.sirane.co.uklast_img read more

Notre Dame alumni produce one-man show highlighting the life of Fr. Sorin

first_imgIn 1842, 28-year old Fr. Edward Sorin arrived in Indiana with his Holy Cross brothers — none of whom spoke a word of English — and founded Notre Dame.175 years later, four University graduates — director Patrick Vassel (’07), playwright Christina Telesca Gorman (’91), projection designer Ryan Belock (’11) and actor Matthew Goodrich (’09) —  banded together with the development office to create a masterpiece that would tell the story of Notre Dame through Sorin’s story. At 6:42 p.m. Wednesday, the first performance of the one man play “Sorin: A Notre Dame Story” will open in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. “For as much lore and history and tradition as we have at Notre Dame, there’s a lot about our founder that people just don’t know,” Vassel, who is also currently involved in “Hamilton,” said.Goodrich, who will take on the role of the University patriarch, said he agrees.“I don’t think I knew anything about Sorin [when I was a student] other than that there was a dorm named after him, and that if I wasn’t in Zahm I probably wanted to be in Sorin — but Zahm was better,” Goodrich said.  “Everyone thinks of him as the old patriarch that we see on the statue on God Quad, but he was a young man when he got here and had tenacity and fire and vision. And he carried that through his life.”From the beginning stages of development for the play, those involved thought a one-man show would best capture the essence of the Notre Dame story as well as give people the opportunity to “spend an evening with Fr. Sorin,” Vassel said. “Some of the first conversations we had was, ‘a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton sounds like a crazy idea. A one-man play about Fr. Sorin also sounds like a crazy idea,’” Vassel said. “Both, I think, turned out to be quite smart and effective.”Despite there being only one actor in the show, it is a full scale production, Goodrich said. The story follows Sorin’s life from his childhood in France to his eventual death.“The concept of the show is that he’s speaking to God the entire time,” Goodrich said. “It’s one long prayer.”To prepare to take on the role, Goodrich read Marvin O’Connell’s lengthy biography of Sorin, as well as Sorin’s first-hand chronicles. Goodrich said he also spent a lot of time with the priests and brothers of Holy Cross on campus to learn about the community that Sorin spent most of his life in. “It was important to me to understand what their conception of Fr. Sorin was because they’re closest to him,” Goodrich said. “They actually do know the history and the lore. I wanted to get what they all thought and how they perceived Sorin in their minds so that I could harness that and use it in my portrayal.”Gorman — who got her start in theater as a stage manager during her undergraduate years at Notre Dame — also utilized O’Connell’s biography, painstakingly searched archives with the help of experts from the Hesburgh Library and pulled together all of the stories that people have told of the founder over the years to write the script. “I concentrated on the parts of Sorin’s life that led to the creation of Notre Dame,” she said. “It’s the story of Notre Dame as told by Fr. Sorin.”Throughout the play, there will be three screens on stage showing many of the documents and photos Gorman found in her research in order to help audiences better envision Sorin’s journeys all over the world and see what he saw, Vassel said.Belock arranged the visual elements digitally using QLab software.  He said he thinks of the projections as Goodrich’s scene partner.“Projections are really useful to get in someone’s head on stage,” Belock said. “Not only are we showing the physical journey that Fr. Sorin took, we are showing the journey of his mind and his soul and his heart.”Vassel said he believes Sorin’s story — that of an immigrant — is a prime example of the Notre Dame spirit of finding a way to do the seemingly impossible. He said he hopes everyone can walk away from the play moved, having learned something about the university that they didn’t know before.“I hope the experience is of a fantastic night at the theater, a fantastic play,” Vassel said. “And for anyone — a student or alum or part of the Notre Dame community — to really have a better appreciation and understanding of the founder of the University and a better understanding of the real story of Notre Dame through the story of Fr. Sorin.” Tags: Father Sorin, one man show, performancelast_img read more