20 Jun

Rapidísimas

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Juan David Alvarado, sacerdote salvadoreño de 52 años de edad, ha sido electo obispo diocesano de El Salvador el 23 de agosto en la segunda votación de una asamblea diocesana formada por clérigos y laicos electos por sus parroquias o misiones.  La asamblea tenía cinco candidatos incluyendo a una mujer, Lee Alison Crawford de la diócesis de Vermont. Alvarado nació literalmente en la Iglesia de San Juan Evangelista donde su madre, Blanca Melgar, estaba encargada de cuidar los edificios. El obispo electo y su esposa Irma, ordenada presbítera, tienen dos hijos. La Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana de El Salvador forma parte de la provincia eclesiástica de Centro América conocida por IARCA. En este cargo sucede a Martín Barahona que se jubila por razones de edad. La consagración del obispo electo tendrá lugar el 24 de enero del 2015.El Vaticano ha quitado la inmunidad diplomática al anterior nuncio apostólico (embajador) en la República Dominicana, el ex-arzobispo polaco Josef Wesolowki, acusado de abusar sexualmente de niños y jóvenes durante su estadía en el país caribeño. Analistas jurídicos en Santo Domingo sugieren que sea traído para que los tribunales locales decidan la pena que debe recibir. Un periódico dice que debe expiar su delito en una de las cárceles conocida por las malas condiciones prevalentes.El cese al fuego entre Israel y los palestinos destinado a terminar el conflicto de Gaza que ya tiene siete semanas, parece que está dando resultados. Ninguna de las partes ha “cantado victoria”. Israel dijo que destruyó los túneles que servían de depósito de armas. Las bajas en el lado palestino pasan de miles. El alto al fuego que fue negociado en El Cairo, Egipto, y no tiene fecha de expiración.El gobierno de China ha reaccionado cautelosamente a las palabras del papa Francisco sobre relaciones diplomáticas con China. Beijing dijo en un despacho de prensa que “no queremos interferencia con las cuestiones religiosas en China”. Los católicos romanos en China están divididos entre la iglesia “oficial” conocida como la Asociación Católica Patriótica dependiente del Partido Comunista y la iglesia subterránea dependiente de Roma.El obispo anglicano Desmond Tutu y su hija la presbítera Mpho Tutu acaban de publicar un libro  que promete tener éxito llamado “El libro del perdón” en el que se ofrecen simples acciones para lograr el perdón de una persona ofendida. El libro consta de cuatro secciones: Contar la historia, Explicar la ofensa, Ofrecer el perdón y Renovar las relaciones.El papa Francisco dijo en su viaje de regreso a Roma después de visitar a Corea del Sur que “no hay impedimento alguno” en el proceso de beatificación del arzobispo salvadoreño Oscar Arnulfo Romero asesinado mientras celebraba la eucaristía el 24 de marzo de 1980. El papa añadió que el asunto ya está en manos de la Congregación para la Causa de los Santos del Vaticano. Romero dijo poco antes de su asesinato “si me matan, resucitaré en el pueblo salvadoreño”.No sólo las casas y las calles están deteriorándose en Cuba. Uno de los baluartes de la revolución el cantautor Silvio Rodríguez dijo recientemente que las grabaciones del estudio Abdala creado por su iniciativa en 1998, “agoniza” ante las trabas burocráticas y la inoperancia  de funcionarios del Ministerio de Cultura. Rodríguez es el fundador de “La Nueva Trova”. Añadió que la situación es tan sería que no hay ni electricidad por falta de pago. “Me da vergüenza ver los estudios en ruinas”, añadió el popular cantante.Si usted conoce alguna persona que le gustaría leer un noticiero como éste, mándenos su dirección electrónica y con gusto lo incluiremos en nuestra lista. El servicio es totalmente gratis. Gracias.REFRÁN: A caballo regalao no se le mira el colmillo. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Por Onell A. SotoPosted Aug 27, 2014 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 Rapidísimas Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

25 May

Police investigating report of laser being shone at aircraft in Derry

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Police investigating report of laser being shone at aircraft in Derry Google+ Pinterest Police are appealing for information following the report of a laser being shone at an aircraft in Derry on Thursday last, 1st March.The incident was reported at 9:45pm as the aircraft was inbound to the City of Derry Airport from Stansted.Sergeant Nick Rainey said: “This could have had terrible consequences, and I would ask anyone with information that could assist in our investigation to contact us.”Police believe the laser was shone from somewhere between Magheramason and Newbuildings. WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleAngry scenes as brothers appear in court charged with Karol Kelly murderNext articleTyrone v Donegal Preview – Donegal Manager Declan Bonner News Highland By News Highland – March 7, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

9 May

Hovercraft in polar regions

first_imgSince the first conception of a hovercraft by C. S. Cockerell in the early 1950s, and the completion of the first experimental full-scale machine (SR. N1) in 1959, the development of these vehicles has advanced to the stage of practical use.last_img

7 May

Huge increase in workload for TPO may lead to rising fees

first_imgHome » News » Huge increase in workload for TPO may lead to rising fees previous nextRegulation & LawHuge increase in workload for TPO may lead to rising feesExtra workload created by surge in enquiries from members of public may lead to higher fees, the ombudsman has warned.Nigel Lewis8th May 20191 Comment693 Views  The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has warned that it may have to increase the fees it charges to agents after the organisation’s operating deficit increased from £10,103 in 2017 to nearly £400,000 last year despite an increased turnover of £3.77 million.TPO says this reflects an increased demand for its service. The level of enquiries by members of the public to the organisation increased by 22% year-on-year during 2018 to 29,023 which is an all-time record.Nearly 4,250 of these later became formal complaints about agents, an increase of 16% year-on-year.“Consumers are increasingly aware of their rights,” says Property Ombudsman Katrine Sporle (above).Some 97% of awards were paid and 92% of complex cases were resolved within three months, the reports says.“Considerable progress has been made to invest in systems, skills and training internally, as well as investments in member training and in conferences to raise standards and operate in an efficient manner,” says TPO Chair Gerry Fitzjohn (left).“To do this, TPO has incurred an in-year deficit and drawn down on reserves.”Sporle says the record level of enquiries does not reflect a decrease in standards within the industry, but greater awareness among consumers about TPO’s service.Rental transactions attracted the greatest number of complaints last year at 2,755, TPO reveals, while sales activity attracted 1,465 some 60% of which were made by vendors.The level of awards paid by estate agents to disgruntled customers also hit a record high of £2.17 million. TPO says this is twice the value of awards paid by agents in 2016.Seller frustrations“It’s clear that in the current landscape agents are bearing the brunt of seller frustrations as houses are taking longer to sell and are ultimately selling for less,” says Colby Short, CEO (right) of GetAgent.co.uk.“While this often isn’t the fault of the agent, they are the ones on the front line tasked with tackling these conditions head on and will inevitably come under fire when seller expectations are not fulfilled.”Katrine Sporle TPO TPO awards to complainants May 8, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 8th May 2019 at 11:24 amThe result of successful soliciting of complaints I would suggest.If you encourage complaints, you get them. We’ve never had a complaint upheld, but still tenants make them to try to get money, knowing that the shear paperwork bureaucracy makes it uneconomical. 5 Years from now there will be half the agencies, half the houses to rent, half the landlords, twice the tenants and hopefully less than half the ombudsmans.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

7 May

Easyproperty parent company hires Rightmove high flier

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Easyproperty parent company hires Rightmove high flier previous nextAgencies & PeopleEasyproperty parent company hires Rightmove high flierDawn Griffin had been a key account manager at Rightmove before joining Evolve Partnership, which in July bought Easyproperty.comNigel Lewis8th October 20190806 Views The company behind hybrid agency Easyproperty.com has hired its Rightmove account manager to be its new business development chief.Dawn Griffin, who until now had been one of the portal’s most long-standing key account managers and who covered the South of England, is joining property services giant Evolve Partnership and is now be the firm’s business development manager at its unusual HQ within a converted barn in Southwick, near Portsmouth.For two years Dawn was the main point of contact for Evolve, which within its portfolio of services enables agents to ‘get more’ from their Rightmove listings.“I am pretty delighted to have Dawn as part of my Senior Management team and consider her the best account manager I have worked with in many years,” says Evolve’s National Sales Director, Jason Bull (left).“For two years [Evolve founder] David Brierley and I have said after every meeting with Dawn that she’d be great here and would be perfect for our business and culture.”RespectedGriffin is well respected within the industry, so much so that several former colleagues and rivals at Rightmove and OnTheMarket have taken to social media to wish her well in her new job.She joins a company going through unusual times. In July Evolve announced that it had bought Easyproperty off the Guild’s parent company eProp Services for an undisclosed sum.The company also has the direct financial support of the ‘Easy’ empire founder Sir Stelio Jaji-Ionnou in its bid to expand the Easyproperty network.Dawn Griffin Evolve Partnership jason bull david brierley Rightmove easyProperty October 8, 2019Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

7 May

Propertymark promises transparency over Christopher Hamer’s sudden departure

first_imgPropertymark has said it will be revealing more information about why its executive chairman Christopher Hamer resigned suddenly yesterday ‘in the coming days’.The association’s senior team are otherwise tight-lipped about what has been going on at Propertymark.But Hamer’s departure is the latest twist in a tempestuous few weeks that has seen NAEA Chief Executive Mark Hayward announce his retirement, ARLA Chief Executive David Cox leave the organisation ‘unwillingly’ and now Hamer’s departure.Insiders have told The Negotiator that Hamer’s assertive management style have been ruffling feathers in recent months, as has his decision to support the departure of Cox, who is both well connected within government circles and popular with the membership.A spokesperson for Propertymark said: “We can confirm that Christopher Hamer has decided to stand down as Executive Chairman of Propertymark once a new Chief Executive has been recruited. The Chair’s role going forward will be non-executive as the new Chief Executive will take on the day to day responsibilities of running the business.Christopher has been in the role for 4 years and in that time has overseen the move towards creating a single Propertymark organisation. The Board would like to thank Christopher for his significant contribution to the organisation and wish him well for the future.”DepartureChristopher Hamer’s departure leaves the management cupboard bare and many people baffled – he was appointed as a direct of Propertymark Ltd only four month ago.And his resignation means there are only eight directors at Propertymark – Valerie Bannister, Nathan Emerson, Katie Griffin, Nicola Heathcote, Helen Herniman, Simon Wilkinson, John Paul and Richard Selwyn.Hamer was also a key plank in Propertymark’s efforts to present itself as the leading organisation pushing for regulation of the industry and to make the right noises as government lined up the RoPA committee and its subsequent recommendations.Hamer arrived from TPO in January 2016 initially as a special advisor and later to lead its board.And it is also just six months since the Propertymark leadership made a chilly show of unity at its Centrepoint sleepover fundraiser in Stratford, along with over 100 agents and suppliers.propertymark resignation NAEA propertymark ARLA chris hamer Christopher Hamer September 4, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 4th September 2020 at 10:16 amIn the battle of who is fit to regulate the poor beleaguered real estate sector worth over 6.5BN in the UK, Propertymark is in my opinion the last body anyone should ‘trust.’ The non payment of a huge amount of VAT over several years to HMRC, shows they have questionable competency regarding financial regulation – a key part of their role.The closed door mentality, evidenced in the minutes of the annual accounts, shows possibly a naked ambition to suppress their lack of governance and push on to be the chosen voice of the estate agent. Time for Propertymark to come clean, apologize for its shortcomings to its membership who have not been told about the VAT debacle, and retrench from interfacing with the government as the exemplary paragon of virtue, the true voice of estate agency.There are 50,000 plus in the property sector, less than fifteen individuals have been in my opinion, for far too long saying they are the best to know how these 50,000 should be regulated and do property business on a day to day basis, Zara my co-director, a three year old Cockapoo could do a better job of looking after these hardworking people.Time for a proper organization that looks after the interests of the people in the industry, not works out the best way to subvert new ‘posible legislation’ into expensive training such as getting ready for RoPA – which still is nowhere to be seen on the list of statutes.I am all for training and development but it should start with a grass roots approach, not a top down we know best approach, especially when those at the top are overseeing an organization that is not paying the VAT.Where is the financial officer and the external accountants in all of this? How many thousands was paid to HMRC recently? Was there interest and a fine by HMRC on top of this – the membership should know all – as they pay hundreds of pounds for the privilege of being a member each year.Lots of key people have some really big questions to answer and the government should be looking for some new and enlightened partners to give sound advice on what the real estate sector should look like and be.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Propertymark promises transparency over Christopher Hamer’s sudden departure previous nextAssociations & BodiesPropertymark promises transparency over Christopher Hamer’s sudden departureTrade association is keen to keep a lid on bad publicity after its three key executives announce their departure within weeks of each other.Nigel Lewis4th September 20201 Comment1,464 Viewslast_img read more

4 May

USA: Security Changes on the Table in Wake of Navy Yard Shooting

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence Authorities View post tag: Table September 24, 2013 View post tag: changes View post tag: Shooting View post tag: Security The Navy has recommended three changes to security procedures following the Washington Navy Yard shooting Sept. 16 in which a Navy contractor killed 12 people at the facility.Juan M. Garcia, the assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs, studied the service record of the shooter – Aaron Alexis – to see how his conduct “did or did not meet the threshold for the sustainment of his security clearance and fitness for Naval duty.”One recommendation, which must go to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for approval, is that all Office of Personnel Management investigative reports include any available police documents related to the subject being backgrounded.Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has already approved two other recommendations. The first will require command security manager responsibilities be assigned to executive officers or other senior members of commands. Currently, junior officers hold those responsibilities.The second is to “require senior-level accountability on all detachment of individual evaluations/fitness reports.”A senior Navy official discussed the timeline of Alexis’ service and what the Navy knew about security problems during a Pentagon background briefing. Alexis’ service went from 2007 to 2011. “Looking individually at the events, as we knew them at the time, it’s very difficult to see a glaring indicator that there is any kind of potential for the events that took place last week,” the senior Navy official said.Many questions were raised about how Alexis, a former sailor and Navy contractor at the time of the shootings, received a secret security clearance. Three years prior to his enlistment, Alexis shot out the tires of a construction worker’s vehicle in Seattle. No charges were filed.Upon entering the Navy Reserve in 2007, OPM initiated an investigation. The check turned up Alexis’ fingerprints in the FBI system and investigators became aware of the incident in Seattle. OPM sent investigators to speak to Alexis at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill. There was no mention of the incident involving firearms in the OPM report to the Navy.The OPM report to the Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility determined Alexis was eligible for a secret clearance with one caveat – he had negative credit information.During his Navy service, Alexis received a non-judicial punishment for an unauthorized absence during service with VF-46 in Atlanta, Ga. His unauthorized absence coincided with a brief stay in jail after being arrested for disorderly conduct outside a nightclub.There were other incidents, but there were no further Article 15s. In one, Alexis discharged a firearm in his quarters. He stated he accidentally discharged the weapon while cleaning it.His commander initiated actions to administratively separate Alexis from the service, but once the charges were dropped, that process stopped.On December 2, 2010, Alexis requested separation from the service in accordance with a reduction-in-force program. On Jan. 31, 2011, he received an honorable discharge with a reentry code of RE-1 – the most favorable code.[mappress]Press Release, September 24, 2013center_img View post tag: Wake View post tag: Naval Share this article USA: Security Changes on the Table in Wake of Navy Yard Shooting View post tag: News by topic View post tag: yard Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Security Changes on the Table in Wake of Navy Yard Shooting View post tag: usalast_img read more

3 May

Funding Boost Enables Raises For Federal Defenders, Jurors

first_imgIL for www.theindianalawyer.comA nearly $200 million increase in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget is enabling the federal judiciary to increase compensation for jurors and indigent defense attorneys while also performing construction projects at three federal courthouses.President Donald Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 into law on March 23, allocating $7.1 billion to the federal judiciary for discretionary appropriations. That’s a 2.7 percent increase over FY 2017, the U.S Courts announced on Wednesday.The budget boost will lead to an increase in daily compensation for federal jurors to $50 per day, the first time juror compensation has been increased since 1990. The current daily juror fee is $40. The increase will take effect May 7.Indigent defense attorneys also will receive a compensation boost, with the hourly rate for court-appointed private lawyers rising to $140 in non-capital cases. Similarly, compensation for attorneys in capital cases will rise to $188 an hour.Those rate increases represent cost of living adjustments for capital and non-capital attorneys, plus an additional adjustment for non-capital defenders. The U.S. Courts office said recent surveys showed an increased difficulty in retaining qualified and experienced defenders at the prior rates, which were $8 and $3 less for non-capital and capital attorneys, respectively.“This is an excellent result that enables the judiciary to fulfill its mission,” U.S. Courts administrative office director James C. Duff said in a statement. “We are especially pleased that Congress recognized the critical public service provided by the citizens who serve on juries as well as the attorneys who represent defendants who can’t afford a lawyer.”The funding increase also will enable the judiciary to pay for new courthouse construction projects in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Huntsville, Alabama; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Pennsylvania project will receive $137.2 million, the Alabama project will receive $110 million and the Florida project will receive $190 million.The courts cited security, space and safety issues as the driving forces behind the construction projects. In Huntsville, for example, the courthouse has only one stairwell, creating serious safety issues in the event of an emergency.The judiciary received similar congressional funding in 2016 that paid for nine courthouse projects and partially funded the Harrisburg project.“The judiciary greatly appreciates the funding for these critically needed projects,” District Judge Susan R. Bolton, chair of the judiciary’s Space and Facilities Committee, said in a statement. “We’re very pleased that Congress continues to show confidence in the judiciary’s construction program.”Finally, the funding increase provided one-year extensions for 10 temporary district judgeships in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas.The Congressional spending bill also allocated $410 million to the Legal Services Corporation, despite earlier concerns that Trump would cut legal aid funding from the federal budget. The boost to LSC is expected to benefit Indiana Legal Services.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

20 Apr

IAMB names new president

first_imgA second-generation baker, Sean Stafford, was elected president of the Irish Association of Master Bakers (IAMB) at its biennial conference earlier this month.My main aim is to get our three Irish organisations working together,” he said in his inaugural speech. “We need to use joint lobbying to protect and develop our industry. We must work together for the good of the industry.”IAMB comprises the FCBA (Flour Confectioners’ and Bakers’ Association), IBBA (Irish Bread Bakers’ Association) and NIBC (Northern Ireland Bakery Council).Sean Maguire represented the Irish Bakers Benevolent Society and fraternal greetings came from Gordon McGhee of Scottish Bakers and Christopher Freeman of NAMB, who were present.Niall Irwin, the outgoing president of IAMB, welcomed both Sean Stafford as president, and his own brother Brian Irwin (NIBC), who was voted vice-president at the conference, at the Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt, Co Wicklow. The vice-presidency should have rotated to a member of IBBA, but it did not put forward a candidate.Sean Stafford’s father, also named Sean, set up Stafford’s Bakeries in 1955, in Gorey. Now the business includes a state-of-the art bakery supplying national multiples, as well as three Joanne’s cafés in local Co Wexford towns.last_img read more

20 Apr

Birds of a summer

first_imgHummingbirds in Weld. Four of about a dozen. (C. Tappan)A day in a Hosta flower bed. (Paul Kesson)Queen of summer flowers. (Jane Knox)Black-and-white Warbler at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Wood Duck flying over the wetlands at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Red-eyed Vireo at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Sleeping Wood Duck at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Yellow Warbler at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)American Redstart at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)Snapping turtle.A butterfly on my tailgate. (Dennis York)A doe in Stratton. (Dennis York)Fox pup in Weld. (Dennis York)The heat, on the rise again! Wilton. (Jim Knox)Scarlet Tanager enjoying some berries. Livermore (Jim Knox)Easten Kingbird near Wilson Lake. (Jim Knox)Turning on the blue! Indigo Bunting, Wilton (Jim Knox)Pine-Warbler, Wilton (Jim Knox)A butterfly on a black eyed susan. (Karen Dalot)A humingbird moth. (Karen Dalot)A hummingbird coming to eat. (Karen Dalot)A hummingbird dancing in the sunshine. (Karen Dalot)A sparrow. (Karen Dalot)\A yellow finch coming in for a landing. (Karen Dalot)Enjoying the sun. (Karen Dalot)Taking a break to enjoy the day. (Karen Dalot)last_img read more