20 Jun

‘Lesser Feasts and Fasts’ a step closer to revision

first_img Featured Events July 14, 2018 at 2:10 am History repeating itself. The pale reflection is becoming paler. [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] It was a long and winding road, but the 79th General Convention has committed to revising “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” and the entire sanctoral calendar with the adoption of resolution A065.The journey began in the Standing Commission on Liturgy in Music. The 2015 General Convention sent the SCLM 11 resolutions related to the church’s various lists of saints that it has chosen to remember and honor. Those resolutions, along with feedback from the church, led the committee to decide that it ought to prepare a new edition of “Lesser Feasts and Fasts,” which would better reflect the diversity of the church and could work in conjunction with “A Great Cloud of Witnesses,” which the 2015 General Convention voted to “make available” but did not authorize.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.(“Lesser Feasts and Fasts” is a collection of proper collects, lessons and psalms for the Eucharist on each of the weekdays of Lent, each of the weekdays of the Easter season, and each of the lesser feasts of the church year. It is used in addition to the major feasts and saints included in the Book of Common Prayer.)The Blue Book Report filed by the SCLM contains the recommended revisions to “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” to make the calendar of commemorations less confusing and more diverse. It is 650 pages long.The resolution resulting from the report, A065, worked its way through the legislative process of General Convention from the first (unofficial) day of convention, July 4, to the last, July 13. There were a few detours along the way.Hearings in the Committee for Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music, chaired by Atlanta Bishop J. Neil Alexander for the House of Bishops and the Rev. Susan Anslow Williams of Michigan for the House of Deputies, were held the morning of July 4. People testified, mostly about adding or deleting a particular person or requesting that a person be moved from one resource to another. Learn more here.A legislative subcommittee working solely on revisions to “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2018” substituted new language in the resolution to combine the proposed “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2018,” “A Great Cloud of Witnesses” (2015) and “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2006” into one calendar for use during the 2018-2021 triennium.But a move in the House of Deputies to revert to the SCLM version of A065 brought debate to a halt until July 12.The Rev. Jack Zamboni, deputy from New Jersey, and a member of the legislative committee, spoke against the amendment. “One of the challenges for the committee, they also included a secondary calendar within that book that left us with tiers A and B, and it was the sense of the committee to get rid of tiers.”The Rev. Scott Gunn, deputy from Southern Ohio, spoke in favor of the amendment. He asked for the house to accept the Blue Book report of SCLM [as the resolution]. “During this 2018 Lent Madness summit to choose the saints, [they] spent a lot of time with the calendar. These are worthy saints, a balanced calendar, not a perfect calendar, but that this why we have an ongoing revision process,” he said.In the end, the House of Deputies agreed to go back to the SCLM’s recommended text, and both houses approved the resolution near the end of convention on the morning of July 13.Moving into the next triennium, “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2006” is still in use; “Great Cloud of Witnesses 2015” is also still available for use; and the new commemorations in “Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2018” are authorized for trial use. The SCLM was told to provide “the 80th General Convention with a clear and unambiguous plan for a singular calendar of ‘Lesser Feasts and Fasts.’”— Sharon Tillman is a freelance writer for Episcopal News Service. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Liturgy & Music Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL R H Lewis VTS1963 says: Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis General Convention 2018, Rector Belleville, IL Tags General Convention, Rector Bath, NC Frank Harrision says: Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release 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 Jewels Wolf says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Sharon TillmanPosted Jul 13, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 13, 2018 at 8:32 pm Once again I suggest that those who are interested in revising, expanding, etc, the Prayer Bool read this article:http://www.episcopalnet.org/TRACTS/Deceived.htmlI take it that soon you will be headed home. Have a safe journey.Pax — Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ ‘Lesser Feasts and Fasts’ a step closer to revision July 13, 2018 at 6:52 pm I seem to recall the Revd Dr Chas P Price saying that we (Episcopalians) go in phases. Ex- pand and expand. Then, it’s too large and cumbersome, so we pare it back to basics. We are in an inflationary time. Many adds are needed and valid, other – not so much. Right now we over-expnded and need some reductions, some winnowing. R H Lewis Comments are closed. 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17 Jun

Lien Thong House / 6717 Studio

first_imgLien Thong House / 6717 StudioSave this projectSaveLien Thong House / 6717 Studio Year:  Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Area:  84 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lien Thong House / 6717 Studio Architects: 6717 Studio Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 35Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•An Phu, Vietnam Lead Architects: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Kohler, Trimble Navigation, Xinfa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917624/lien-thong-house-6717-studio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917624/lien-thong-house-6717-studio Clipboard Projectscenter_img Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 CopyAbout this office6717 StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAn PhuVietnamPublished on May 24, 2019Cite: “Lien Thong House / 6717 Studio” 23 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Lien Thong 住宅,错位开窗以防日晒 / 6717 Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs “COPY” Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareDesign Team:Dang Duc NhatClients:Ms. Lien, Mr. ThongEngineering:Le Manh KhaLandscape:Nguyen Thi Hoang PhiCity:An PhuCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiText description provided by the architects. Lien Thong house where the young family including the married couple and their children have lived is designed by contemporary style. Recently, the family has stayed in 2 districts, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. Based on the method of the split level floor, the house is free for an advance. According to the application of the structure technique, there are lots of open spaces where the members can sit to relax, for example, the long bench in the living room and the long steps of the stair in the middle of the house. In addition, there is not any limitation among the spaces, so the parent can watch their children while they do housework. This is the reason that the house is called Lien Thong.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiIn order to avoid the westward sunshine, the facade of Lien Thong house is divided to different squares is combined to the large skyline of the balcony that is a buffer zone to reduce the westward sunshine can stream in the doors. The location of squares is a possible vacancy to open the door at the balcony where the air can go inside the house directly. Particularly, on the second and the third floor, the small gardens and toilets are laid out in the front to decrease the westward sunshine. It makes the main spaces of the house become cooler.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiFurther, the principal architect designed the wells on the top of the roof that the sunshine can reach from sky to inside of the house strongly to light the house without electricity. The width of the skyline of the stair is large to help to link the spaces together horizontally. On the other hand, the skylines of Lien Thong houses connect the spaces inside the house vertically. In Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, the modern – longhouses are usually built lack of light can damage the health of the owner. Therefore, Lien Thong house is a simple solution to this problem. Besides, the house is a respectable idea of the westward house.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessORIGINALFRESH / Drawing Architecture StudioSelected ProjectsSkinny House / Oliver du Puy ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses Le Viet Hoi ArchDaily “COPY” Vietnamlast_img read more

16 Jun

Successful Special Events: Planning, Hosting and Evaluating (Aspen’s Fund Raising Series for the 21st Century)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Successful Special Events: Planning, Hosting and Evaluating (Aspen’s Fund Raising Series for the 21st Century)last_img read more

16 Jun

Edge signed as ambassador for Mencap

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis U2’s guitarist, The Edge, has signed up to become an ambassador for the UK learning disability charity, Mencap.The star will help the charity with fundraising, raising awareness and campaigning against discrimination.He said: “Not many people know what a learning disability is, or the challenges people with a learning disability face. I’ve seen how much work goes into Mencap and want to continue to see it flourish.”The Edge, otherwise known as David Evans, took the position following his appearance at Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions held at the Union Chapel, north London, in November 2008.Bono, leader singer of the band, and The Edge, delighted fans when they made the surprise appearance at the gig playing an unannounced four-song set for the audience of 250.He then stood in as guest compere for Jo Whiley at a Mencap gig later that month.Photo: yellowlinephoto on Flickr.comHe was invited to take part in the gigs by his cousin Ciara Evans, who has a learning disability and has worked for Mencap as campaigns and celebrity assistant since 1999.www.mencap.org.uk Tagged with: Celebrity Ireland Howard Lake | 7 April 2009 | Newscenter_img Edge signed as ambassador for Mencap 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. The Edge. Photo: Kevin Mazurlast_img read more

16 Jun

Book with Carebnb and donate to fight Ebola

first_img Tagged with: Digital The point is well made.Each ‘accommodation’ page includes a donation function, where you can donate to Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), a leading charity combating the virus. In effect, you are booking a night of care and treatment on behalf of someone affected by the virus in West Africa. 100% of donations are passed by Carebnb to MSF.The team behind CarebnbCarebnb has been created by social entrepreneurs Matthias Metternich and William Cookson, who also run the online giving platform Believe.in.Site creator, Matthias Metternich, explained:“We’ve used our skills to build several for-profit products and services that disrupt or innovate things, but it’s not everyday that you can apply these skills to make a difference and even help save the world. Rather than donate $100, we challenged ourselves to apply the tools we have to create something with the potential to capture imaginations and rally people toward a common goal globally. We’re thrilled to see Carebnb take off the way it has and proud to prove that small ideas born from behind a desk can change lives in places far from home.”The information presented is based on quotes from genuine interview material. Carebnb is a new online campaign designed to raise funds for the fight against Ebola in West Africa. With a nod to online accommodation service Airbnb, the site invites you to ‘book a night’ in one of Carebnb’s hosted ‘secluded retreat’ accommodations in one of five countries which, although not immediately evident, have witnessed Ebola outbreaks or treatment.Visitors to Carebnb are enticed by beautiful imagery and the sense of luxury in places such as ‘Beautiful Liberia’, ‘Maria’s place in Madrid, Spain,’ to ‘Texas’ and ‘Sierra Leone’.Accommodation, but not what you expectWhen they visit their selected destination they will find that all is not as it seems. Their host will be wearing protective clothing. If they visit one of the West African locations they will find themselves in tented accommodation, with full details on the conditions that victims of Ebola have to face.Amenities, for example, stretch only as far as a bucket, toilet paper, mattress and water. There are three bathrooms, 150 beds, space for 300, and just one room – the medical tent.The information is presented just like an accommodation listing. For example, Kenema, Sierra Leone, has “No public transport, limited transit”. The venue is described thus:“Located on the outskirts of Kenema, this treatment centre is difficult to reach and behind extensive fencing designed to keep increasing numbers of Ebola victims and angry mobs at bay”. Advertisement 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.  78 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img By contrast, if you choose to ‘visit’ Texas or Madrid you will find far better conditions. The Dallas hospital has 898 beds and 898 bedrooms. Amenities stretch to air conditioning, pets allowed, gym, hair-dryer, parking on site, swimming pool and free wifi. Book with Carebnb and donate to fight Ebola The accommodation has seven reviews. Onyekachi writes:“The centre is almost impossible to check in to. The first time I came, I was sent home. Now my whole family is ill and our community have forced us to leave. We haven’t been admitted to the isolation tent and the holding tent is full of other people who are ill.” Howard Lake | 25 October 2014 | Newslast_img read more

15 Jun

Naomi Osaka’s treatment raises question Are pro athletes exploited workers?

first_imgIn the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels describe the degrading character of work under capitalism, whereby workers “are a commodity,” and the worker “becomes an appendage of the machine.”This was written in 1848, but the dehumanization still exists. A worker becomes an appendage of their work — be it a hotel, a fast food restaurant or an Amazon warehouse. The capitalists only see value in what a worker can produce, not their value as a whole human person.Correspondingly, the bosses of the sports-industrial complex treat a professional athlete as a mere appendage of the game.This was underscored recently by the treatment of tennis superstar Naomi Osaka. Since her win in the 2018 U.S. Open, an insensitive — and worse — barrage of reporter comments has compounded her struggles with depression and anxiety. Osaka — whose mother is Japanese and father is Haitian — has been questioned about everything from her race, nationality, age and mental health challenges to her on-court performance against Serena Williams and her principled solidarity with Black Lives Matter.Osaka was fined $15,000 after declining to participate in post-match media interviews during the French Open. This spotlights, for the umpteenth time, the commodification of even highly paid — and highly skilled — professional athletes. They are chastised and punished when they prioritize their personal well-being over the business of athletic competition.This is most notably the case with Black athletes and other athletes of color.Osaka withdrew from the competition altogether “to protect my mental health.”More than a century of racist indignitiesThe racist treatment of Osaka is part of a thread running through the entire history of professional sports in the U.S.In the early years of pro sports, Indigenous players such as Jim Thorpe (football) and Louis Sockalexis (baseball) were subjected to racist abuse. Teams adopted names and created mascots demeaning to Indigenous people and culture. These names are only beginning to be dropped, while some teams, notably the Atlanta baseball and Kansas City football, are steadfastly holding onto their offensive team names.Courageous athletes who “broke the color line” — including Wataru Misaka (1947, NBA), Earl Lloyd (1950, NBA), Jackie Robinson (1947, MLB) and Marion Motley and Bill Willis (All-America Football Conference, later NFL) — endured taunts, slurs and even death threats throughout their careers.A bold stand on political issues rarely goes unpunished. Muhammad Ali was banned from boxing and found guilty of draft evasion for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. Tommie Smith and John Carlos were ostracized for their courageous black-fisted protest at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics. Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James have been vilified for their social justice activism.White male fans recently physically assaulted Black basketball players Kyrie Irving, Trae Young and Russell Westbrook during the NBA playoffs.Supporters of Muhammad Ali at Cleveland Summit, June 4, 1967. Front row: Basketball player Bill Russell, Ali, football player Jim Brown and basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Back row: future Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes and football players Walter Beach, Bobby Mitchell, Sid Williams, Curtis McClinton, Willie Davis, Jim Shorter and John Wooten.But solidarity is always there. Prominent Black athletes rallied behind Ali, and players of all races have emulated Kaepernick’s “taking the knee.” Basketball stars Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Olympic runner Usain Bolt, tennis great Serena Williams and several Japanese athletes have supported Osaka.Patriarchy rules supremeGolfer Michelle Wie West has reversed plans to retire from playing, goaded into action by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s blatantly sexist and racist comments trivializing her athleticism.Women and gender-oppressed athletes are treated as second-class players, if that. Not only are they insulted, diminished, marginalized and sexualized, they are grossly underpaid. Megan Rapinoe, captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team, is leading a sex-discrimination class action lawsuit over pay discrepancies between men and women in pro soccer.Nowhere is the pay differential more glaring than in pro basketball. The base minimum salary in the Women’s National Basketball Association is $58,710 compared to around $925,000 in the NBA.The WNBA players have stood out for their activism, Their on-court protests for Black Lives Matter have inspired athletes of all genders — and generations — to take stronger positions against white supremacy.The overarching patriarchal culture in pro sports makes it difficult, even in 2021, for LGBTQ+ players to come out of the closet. A March 2020 study shows half of them experiencing taunts or insults. (salon.com, April 8)Women, gender-oppressed and LGBTQ+ players of color are doubly and triply abused in the cesspool of bigotry that is professional sports.In the final analysis, even with high salaries, athletes are still workers and are expected to generate profit — what Marxists call surplus value — for the team owners.We hail the courage of Naomi Osaka and all those who have taken on white supremacy, misogyny, anti-LGBTQ2S+ bigotry, ableism and the profits-before-people mindset — on and off the playing field.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

4 Jun

Roches Street Festival to support abuse victims

first_img Previous articleOpinion – Please Sir, can we have some more?Next articleRugby stars get Pieta House cycle on the road in Limerick Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Email WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsBusinessRoches Street Festival to support abuse victimsBy Rose Rushe – August 20, 2015 1584 Linkedin Twittercenter_img Print Facebook Colm O’Brien of Carambola Kidz, on board of directors for CARI and Blue Box; Verena Tarpey, Rape Crisis Midwest; Helen Coote, CARI; Roy Finucane of Tax Assist, Roches St and William Bennett, CARIPhoto: Paul Mullinsby Rose RusheRAPE Crisis Midwest and CARI (Children at Risk in Ireland) are the beneficiaries of this year’s Roches Street Arts Festival which will involve the work of one or two of c.60 artists being featured in each of the 30 businesses on the street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Announcing details of the event, from Monday September 7 to Saturday 19, Roches Street traders’ chairman Roy Finucane explained that 25 per cent of the value of their sales is donated to the nominated charities. Some artists such as Brian Park donate all, minus the cost of framing/ materials.He also paid tribute to Hugh Lilburn, formerly of Just Split travel agency, “who almost single handedly kept the festival going over the years” but who stepped aside for 2015.Left, Louise Sadlier, Aideen O’Brien and Johnny Sadlier, fishmonger on Roches StreetPhoto: Paul Mullins“I believe Roches Street has raised in excess of €100,000 to date for local charities which is wonderful, particularly in the struggle of the recent past for business,” observed Mr Finucane, director Tax Assist. “This year Arts Connect, a local art group will provide entertainment on the Saturday (September 12) from 10am to 4pm”.The reception welcomed best-selling author Colm O’Brien of Carambola Kidz, who will open the festival at Lily, a new Roches Street shop on Monday September 7. The charities were represented by Verena Tarpey of RCM and Helen Coot for CARI.Speaking to the Limerick Post, MsTarpey said they were delighted to be a nominated beneficiary this year “especially when we had to close all three centres in Ennis, Nenagh and Limerick for a month last year.“We were able to the stagger the Limerick centre working with SATU, the sexual assault technical unit in the regional hospital, plus we were able to give a skeleton counselling service in Limerick”.John Murphy and Ann Murray Browne, visual artist, attended the launch in O’Brien’s BarPhoto: Paul MullinsAround 85 people attend their Limerick centre at Punch’s Cross each week from across the Mid West.“A lot of these are in long term counselling. About 70 per cent of these adults, men and women, were sexually abused as children and the rest is made up of women who were recently raped or assaulted”, she explained.CARI fundraiser Helen Coote spoke of the charity’s diminishing profile due to funding cuts, with services in Tralee, Cork and Galway now gone. However they still provide a range of services to children, adolescents and families affected by childhood abuse at their Limerick base on the Ennis Road.Artist Margaret Ray and Hilary Park, party to Roches St Traders Arts Festival, September 7 to 19Photo: Paul MullinsPurchase process for the art works – painting, pastels, charcoals, inks, occasional ceramic and sculpture – is by private treaty between the public and artist. Each commercial premises is showcase for and holder of art until the festival winds down after Saturday September 19. Advertisementlast_img read more

2 Jun

ECISD struggles in 2017

On the tax ratification election, 60.04 percent, or 4,312 people voted against it, and 39.96 percent, or 2,870, were for it.There are 73,847 registered voters in Ector County and 7,255 people, or 9.82 percent, cast ballots on Election Day.The bond and tax ratification election would have brought the district’s total tax rate to $1.45 per $100 valuation. It is $1.15 per $100 valuation.A political action committee, 4 Kids’ Future, formed to support the bond, but pulled its support after miscommunication over what the tax ratification election funds would be used for on Sept. 29.The bond and tax ratification election was called Aug. 17 by the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees.A community group, Ector County Kids Can’t Wait, formed to boost the bond.Chris Stanley of Ector County Kids Can’t Wait said the group is contemplating its next move.In August, the Texas Education Agency issued preliminary 2017 academic accountability ratings showing ECISD has eight campuses with “unacceptable performance ratings,” a letter from Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath to Superintendent Tom Crowe and Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees President Carol Gregg.Ector Middle School, Zavala and Noel elementary schools have received four or more consecutive unacceptable accountability ratings, the letter said.If the schools do not get off improvement required status, Morath’s letter said he will be required to order the appointment of a “board of managers to govern the district … or the closure of the campus.”Since then, both those in the former 4 Kids political action committee, school board members, ECISD and community members have been focused on those three schools and the other five that are on improvement required status.In October, hundreds turned out to show their support for Ector Middle School at an event called Soar for Success.Education Foundation board member and education advocate Lorraine Perryman chaired the effort to pull the block party together in about two weeks. She said Soar for Success was the kickoff for Strive for Success, an incentive program where students will earn points for positive academic behaviors.Danny Gex was named principal of PHS and Mauricio Marquez at OHS.Gex was principal at Stratford High School in Spring Branch ISD and Marquez was principal of Crockett Middle School.On the netwww.ectorcountyisd.org Kris Flickinger, left, director of surgical technology at Odessa College, shows students how to close a wound during the Soaring to Success block party Oct. 24 at Ector Middle School. Representatives from Odessa College, UTPB and other community agencies provided activities, games, food and information for the parent involvement event to help rally support for the school. Registration set for engineering camp Facebook Previous articleCHAREN: A special kind of givingNext articleOdessa woman killed in NYE crash admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Local NewsEducation ECISD struggles in 2017 Pinterest Home Local News Education ECISD struggles in 2017 2017 year in review Twitter Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFruit Salad to Die ForTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay A failed bond issue, overcrowding, new principals at Odessa and Permian high schools and three schools facing possible closure or loss of local control due to poor state test scores are just some of the issues faced by Ector County Independent School District in 2017.A bond advisory committee worked through the summer to prioritize ECISD needs and decided on a mixture of lifecycle projects, renovations and new schools that totaled $291,172,291.Along with the bond, a tax ratification election also was voted on in November and both failed.On the bond issue, 61.81 percent of people voted against the bond and 38.19 percent voted for it, or 4,442 against and 2,744 in support. OCA top 2 were ESL students By admin – January 2, 2018 1 of 2 Facebook Kris Flickinger, left, director of surgical technology at Odessa College, shows students how to close a wound during the Soaring to Success block party Oct. 24 at Ector Middle School. Representatives from Odessa College, UTPB and other community agencies provided activities, games, food and information for the parent involvement event to help rally support for the school. WhatsApp WhatsApp Noel earns award read more

27 May

West Tyrone MP says Ballykelly was viable option for 800 civil service jobs

first_imgNews A West Tyrone MP has said that Ballykelly was the viable option for 800 civil service jobs.It was announced in September this year that the Department of Agrilculture in the North would be moving from Belfast to Ballykelly.The new offices are to be based at the site of the former Shackleton Army Barrakcs.Yet it was claimed yesterday by the Strabane Chronicle newspaper that a leaked document had revealed that Strabane actually topped a table of suitable locations for the jobs.The SDLP in Tyrone have fingered the blame for the 800 jobs bypassing Strabane on Sinn Fein, but West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty said the vacated Shackleton Army Barracks were the perfect location, especially on a tight budget….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/pdoc.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter By News Highland – October 12, 2012 center_img WhatsApp Previous articleCllr Murray slams household charge letters as total waste of moneyNext articleBishop Boyce welcomes HSE audit of child protection protocols News Highland Pinterest West Tyrone MP says Ballykelly was viable option for 800 civil service jobs Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

27 May

Two arrests as part of investigation into alleged animal cruelty

first_img Previous articleDonegal County Council refuse application for wind turbine at Kinnagoe BayNext articleSt.Eunan’s win Ulster U17 Ulster School’s Title admin Pinterest Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp Google+ By admin – February 23, 2016 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Police made two arrests yesterday during an investigation into alleged animal cruelty.The men aged 28 and 22 were interviewed on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to animals and were later released pending further enquiries.Three dogs were also seized for specialist examination by veterinary surgeons.Searches were carried out by the Derry City & Strabane District Support Team in the Claudy, Strabane and Ardmore areas. Google+ Two arrests as part of investigation into alleged animal cruelty Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more