Washington state’s two bishops support same-gender marriage law

first_img Phyllis Albee says: February 21, 2012 at 1:33 am Although my response may seem simplistic, it is sincere: “Jesus died for people, not for issues.” It is up to each and every one of us to accept — and be transformed by — God’s unconditional gift of redemption and love or not. It is NOT for us to sit in the judgment seat of Christ, who has not (as far as I can tell) delegated that role to others. Come Holy Spirit, grant wisdom, grace, patience and holy (agape) love to all your people, and especially those who struggle with the issues of the day. Comments are closed. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group James Keith says: Same-Sex Marriage Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm We certainly maintain the Christian credo to love one another and respect one another’s opinions. However, we think the time has long passed to express the other side to liberalism on at least one issue.First, let us say we intend to stay in our local parish of the Episcopal Church, in part because of tradition, many family generations attending as well as the many “blessed” and cherished items used during services (i.e.; the cross, the vases, the Gospel book in memory of family who have passed on, as well as the Sanctus Bells). That being said we do want to “stand and be counted”This current legislative action regarding same sex marriage, supported by the liberal left, is purely political. How can the state hijack this sacrament to use for the whims of homosexuals and lesbians who already have a process to gain the benefits of marriage? It seems like little kids on the playground: “I want what you’ve got”.We do agree with Bishop Rickel’s statement that fidelity is the value in our sacraments, especially marriage. However most, albeit not all, of the persons who appear on television and speak in favor of this legislation do not personify this virtue. Where is the separation of Church and State?At the heart of the issue for us is this – we were taught that Marriage is a sacrament of the Church and, whereas two people must get a “permit”/license to be married either in a civil or sacramental setting, how does a governmental law make it necessary for the Church to support that law? Why misappropriate the sacrament of marriage in the name of Christian mercy?Is there a fairness doctrine due here? Or is this “new”, less traditional, Episcopal church purely liberal with no intent to serve its moderate as well as its conservative parishioners?We regret the pressure put on us, and others of our more traditional parishioners to approve and support same sex marriage. We regret the response regarding the homosexual/lesbian same sex marriage issue moving through Washington State. We also regret the response to a request to march with/in support of the gay community in a local parade. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Amanda Howe says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis February 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm Thank you Bishop Waggoner , Bishop Rickle and othert leaders of the Episcopal Church for your support of marriage for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. After being accquainted with a number of wonderful gay and lesbian people, I have long believed that homosextuality is not a choice, but is a natural difference between members of our human species. There are several examples of this in other animals and plants.Thank you for your love and courage. Sandi Blackaby says: 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL February 20, 2012 at 11:53 am I feel like this is the same conversation that people, and Believers, in our country were having about miscegenation before every state had finally repealed these horrible laws, not so very long ago. Many at that time believed that God mandated exclusion and discrimination based on race. And I think that I speak for all loving Christians when I say that they were wrong. Plenty have found (what they believe to be) biblical support for racist acts and ideologies; does that make it so? Let not abstruse doctrine keep us from doing what is right. And there are many within the LGBT community who embody fidelity; just as there are many in the heterosexual–and Christian–community, who do not.“If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.” Matthew 5:46 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing [Episcopal News Service] The bishops of both the Episcopal dioceses of Olympia and Spokane will make provisions for their clergy to operate within the state of Washington’s new same-gender marriage law.Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation into law Feb. 13. The law takes effect in June. Opponents of the statute have vowed to seek its repeal through a ballot measure in November that could delay enactment further or halt it entirely, Reuters reported.The Olympia diocese will “accommodate” the new law “within its structure,” according to a statement made prior to the legislation being signed into law.A short statement under the heading of “Marriage Equality” on the diocesan website notes that Olympia’s decision is “much as other Episcopal dioceses have in states where similar legislation has passed.”Prior to the Washington bill becoming law, Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel had left it to individual clergy to decide whether to bless same-gender civil unions, according to the statement.Rickel said in a blog post on Feb. 1, anticipating the law’s passage and enactment, that he supported the bill. He said that “fidelity is the value in most all our sacraments and also in our life as Christians” and yet “it seems to me we have held our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in a “’catch-22.’″“We say they cannot live up to our value because they cannot be married, or even blessed in their union. While many of them have begged for this, it is still not possible,” the bishop wrote. “What they ask of us, the church and the government, is to put boundaries around their relationship, to hold them in the same regard and with the same respect, which would also mean that we expect the same from them. They are not asking for special treatment. They are asking for equal treatment.”“They are asking to be accountable, as a couple, in community. To me, this is a conservative proposal. I am for it, and I hope we will finally make way for this to happen, not only in our society, but also in our church.”Rickel predicted that the Episcopal Church’s General Convention, which meets July 5-12 in Indianapolis, “after a long discussion about this over the years is poised to do roughly the same” thing that he then anticipated the state of Washington doing.In the eastern Washington Spokane diocese, Bishop James Waggoner Jr. said in a statement e-mailed to Episcopal News Service that he had “been communicating my support for the legislation through various channels within the legislative process.” He “welcome[d] the decision and am grateful that it recognizes the reality of relationships already being lived out faithfully and lovingly. The validation of legal status and related rights, including benefits, is overdue.”He anchored his support for the new law in his sense that “support of faithful, committed, lifelong relationships in which two people are bound together by a covenant is consistent with the Scriptures in reflecting God’s action establishing a covenant with Israel (in the Old Testament) and in establishing a new covenant through Jesus (in the New Testament). This lasting and binding commitment is neither temporary nor casual. It is, rather, the means through which divine love is shared and experienced in the greatest depth and fullness. A holy calling.”“Further, it is a gift that should not be withheld because of gender and that should be affirmed and blessed by the church,” he added.“I am thankful that as we do so we are acting consistently with Jesus’ inclusive message and now in compliance with the law in Washington state. The legal question now decided, I will be working with a group of advisors in this diocese to set forth policies to guide the implementation of blessing these relationships within the church,” he said.Waggoner said he wanted to “emphasize that I sincerely appreciate and respect the differences of opinions in these complex matters, and recognize the difficulties this recent decision creates for some” and asked that people hold in their prayers “those who struggle and those who celebrate, striving to be instruments of reconciliation for all.”The bishop’s statement is due to be released soon.The latest similar Episcopal Church responses came in June 2011 after New York enacted a same-gender marriage law and four of the six bishops in that state said that priests in their dioceses could solemnize same-gender marriages.Under the Washington law, no church or religious denomination is required to marry same-sex couples — or anybody.New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia currently allow same-sex couples to marry.The signing of the Washington law takes place for Episcopalians against the backdrop of General Convention 2009 Resolution C056, which says that bishops, “particularly those in dioceses within civil jurisdictions where same-gender marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships are legal, may provide generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this church.”The resolution directed the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to work with the House of Bishops to collect and develop theological resources and liturgies for blessing same-gender relationships. A website here (http://www.episcopalarchives.org/SCLM) contains some of the gathered materials.In March, the SCLM held a churchwide consultation on the issues surrounding C056. ENS coverage of that gathering is here and here.And, in October the commission said that it would ask the 77th General Convention in July in Indianapolis to authorize trial use of a rite of same-gender blessing.During that same time period the church also would reflect on its understanding of marriage in light of changes in both societal norms and civil law if convention agrees to a related resolution the commission will propose, according to the Rev. Ruth Meyers, SCLM chair.“The resolution called for us to develop a liturgy of blessing and that is what we have done, but we realized there is great need for the church to reflect more generally – in light of changing societal and cultural realities, and a whole range of changes in civil law – on how we understand marriage,” Meyers told Episcopal News Service at the time.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release February 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm I am so grateful that Washington’s Episcopal Bishops Waggoner and Rickel have voiced their support for our state’s recently passed Marriage Equality law. I am proud that our church has taken the stand to support equality in personal relationships to couples of the same gender. My prayer is that we will all pull together and respect differences of opinion on this issue, while allowing all people who love each other and wish to live in a committed relationship may have their union blessed by the church.Sandi Blackaby Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET February 19, 2012 at 1:38 am This is just to remind us that the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane includes eight congregations in the Panhandle of North Idaho. The legislative scene in Idaho is substantially different from that of our sister state. I ask your prayers for our bishop and all of the congregations of our diocese as we go forward together in the coming months. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books February 22, 2012 at 12:13 am I wonder how we could say Saint Paul who transformed from enemy to slave of Jesus Christ by direct intervention of Jesus is wrong in categorizing same sex activities (not the person) as sinful in nature! No one who is in favor of amending The Bible to reverse the teaching of same sex activities have better experience with God than Saul of Tarsus later became Paul the Apostle. Change of spiritual teaching for the sake of changing world is like standing on sinking sands. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Mary Mendenhall says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Human Sexuality, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Dean Derby and Shari Corkrum Derby says: Washington state’s two bishops support same-gender marriage law Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA February 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm I believe it is time for the Church to regain its role and responsibility regarding the institution of marriage. These Bishops “accommodation” of these new same-sex laws implies they are simply tools of the state to perform marriages and act as if their hands are tied when it comes to marriage laws. The Episcopal Church, just as many other Christian churches have asserted, should clearly define its own traditional marriage practices without federal demands. What if society passes pro-polygamy laws in the future? Will we accommodate those laws as well?Let our government get out of the business of defining marriage for our religion and let them perform secular Civil Unions with tax breaks/rights to whom ever they want. We will perform our Christian marriages under our own definition like we should have been doing in the first place. Submit an Event Listing Mary Beth Jorgensen says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 16, 2012 Julian Malakar says: Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (9) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN February 17, 2012 at 1:24 am It is progressive reasoning like this that I came into the Episcopal Church and found a home that was inclusive, loving, and could struggle through delicate issues within its family without hurting or ignoring. I feel blessed to be a part of an amazing state and more importantly an amazing Diocese that is leading and loving all its citizen and members.Bishop Waggoner once again your thoughtful comments brought tears as I believe you want to make this a blessed place for all of us and reminded me of my own commitment to my vows. Thank you and know you have a supporter and fan here in Ukraine and in my home church All Saints in Richland. Michelle Smith says: 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture

first_imgphotographs:  Ed WhitePhotographs:  Ed White, Text description provided by the architects. This single family residence sits on a spectacular Okanagan property on the west bank of Skaha Lake. The building is oriented towards the view to the south of Kaleden Village and eastward towards the lake. Save this picture!© Ed WhiteDue to the steep sloping site, the building footprint was minimized in order to reduce complex foundation construction. The majority of living space is placed on a second floor cantilevering over the steep gorge of the property. Save this picture!© Ed WhiteThe building form is primarily defined by the sloped roof. The roof slopes to the south as a shading device that blocks the extreme summer sun from penetrating into the living space. The shallow slope is repeated over the service block, which includes the garage, laundry facility and studio. Save this picture!© Ed WhiteThe building is constructed from materials including glue laminated beams, wood decking and TJI’s. The building is modernistic in its form. It responds to the unique site and climate and is expressive of its construction methodology. Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow less’TENACITY’ Architectural Research Proposal / PinkCloud.DKArticlesBhartiya City Urban Developement / Broadway MalyanArticles Share Architects: CEI Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Canada Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture 2012 Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/291778/lefebvre-smyth-residence-cei-architecture Clipboard Houses Projects “COPY” Area:  3000 ft² Area:  3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Year:  Save this picture!© Ed White+ 10 Share CopyHouses•Summerland, Canada Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture ArchDaily 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/291778/lefebvre-smyth-residence-cei-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCEI ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSummerlandHousesCanadaPublished on November 11, 2012Cite: “Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture” 11 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Lefebvre-Smyth 住宅 / CEI Architecture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 streamlast_img read more

Missouri president’s resignation prompts TCU reaction

first_imgGeorge W. Bush to speak at Neeley luncheon ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis + posts Linkedin printThe resignation of the University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe Monday morning generated reactions from the TCU student body, as student and faculty protests over racial tensions at both the University of Missouri and Yale University in recent weeks have reignited discussions of race relations at universities nationwide.Wolfe’s son is a junior at TCU and did not respond to interview requests.The University of Missouri’s Chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, also stepped down Monday. Loftin will transition into “director for facility research and development” starting January 1, according to a statement from the UM System website.There have been a series of student protests at the University of Missouri this fall, ranging from the cutting of health care for graduate students to the removal of hospital privileges for the only Planned Parenthood doctor providing abortion services in Columbia, Missouri – where the University of Missouri’s main campus is located.But Wolfe’s resignation comes on the heels of protests that Wolfe’s administration did not adequately respond to issues of racism on campus.A highly publicized hunger strike from graduate student Jonathan Butler escalated the movement, as the Missouri student government called for the removal of Wolfe Monday morning and faculty and staff canceled class in favor of a teach-in based on race relations.Up until Monday morning, Wolfe had issued statements of concern over Butler’s health and said he wanted to create conversations about issues of race on campus to bring about change.After Wolfe’s resignation, Butler wrote on Twitter that his hunger strike had ended.The #MizzouHungerStrike is officially over!— JB. (@_JonathanButler) November 9, 2015  TCU ReactionJeff Ferrell, a TCU professor of sociology who specializes in social movements and protests, said these protesters succeeded in their cause because of the larger movement at hand. “I think often when you see a successful protest, it’s tapping into and making visible some undercurrents of unrest or injustice,” Ferrell said.The national spotlight was also on Missouri last fall after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson is less than two hours away from Columbia. Ferrell added that the student protests at Missouri show students realizing the power of their own voice and taking risks in an effort to enact change.“In some ways, students have only as much power as they’re able to take, and some students generate that power by making their concerns visible,” Ferrell said. “I think a successful protest, in a way, makes a statement that says we’re willing to put our lives, or our education…on the line because this matters so much to us.”TCU senior religion major Mitchell Simmons said the protest movement showed students demanding more than just tolerance of diversity.“The students at Mizzou are not asking to be tolerated, but demanding equality,” Simmons said. “They are demanding that the University recognize all students as being equal.”TCU alumna Racquel McBay asked how this movement will move forward now that Wolfe has stepped down. “Way to go Mizzou…the president has resigned,” McBay said. “What does the campus do now? What actions proceed forward beyond removal of the leader? How does equality begin?”TCU is no stranger to issues of race relations on its campus. A series of racist posts on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak last April in response to the Baltimore riots prompted a reaction from the TCU administration.“First, I hate Yik Yak because the people saying these things are not just racists but also cowards,” Chancellor Victor Boschini wrote in an email response.Kathy Cavins-Tull, vice chancellor of student affairs, said the university viewed the posts last April as evidence “we are not where we need to be as a community and as individual educators of students.” She added that the posts were “disappointing” and “not a good example of the mission that brings us together as a community.”Football team forces Wolfe’s hand Despite the ongoing student protests, the involvement of the University of Missouri football team may have driven both Missouri administrators to step down. Missouri’s Legion of Black Collegians posted on its Twitter account Saturday night that “athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team…will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns.” We are no longer taking it. It’s time to fight. #ConcernedStudent1950 #MizzouHungerStrike pic.twitter.com/mnPZBviqJF — LBC (@MizzouLBC) November 8, 2015Missouri football coach added a tweet of his own Sunday, this time featuring the entirety of the football team.The Mizzou Family stands as one. We are united. We are behind our players. #ConcernedStudent1950 GP pic.twitter.com/fMHbPPTTKl— Coach Gary Pinkel (@GaryPinkel) November 8, 2015KOMU reporter and Missouri student Luke Slabaugh was in the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex when more than 30 players gathered for a meeting Sunday. He said it was difficult to tell the attitude and sentiment of the meeting because he and other reporters could not be in the room.Slabaugh said it was hard to sense whether or not the boycott was unanimous, but the group was largely concerned for the health of Butler.Slabaugh added that despite the demands of the students and football team, Wolfe is well regarded in Columbia.“Wolfe is an interesting case because obviously he’s had a couple things that put him under fire and said some things he shouldn’t have said,” he said. “We all make mistakes, and his leadership and reaction to the incidents on campus were criticized by the protesting students. Wolfe, at least in Columbia proper, outside the university, is very well regarded professionally and personally.”First-year TCU student and communications major Abbey Widick said that in talking to her friends at Missouri, the football team may have been a catalyst for further student involvement.“I think the football team getting involved is what got students to pay attention,” Widick said.Widick’s parents both attended the University of Missouri and she said she’s been to every Missouri homecoming parade. That includes this year’s parade, where members of the student protest group #ConcernedStudents1950 stood in front of Wolfe’s car to protest. Widick said she was at a different part of the parade route and did not see the demonstration.TCU professor Ferrell said the decision of the football team shows college athletes becoming aware of their power and influence.“College athletes are increasingly aware of their role in a multibillion dollar industry,” Ferrell said. “I think they’re also increasingly willing to take a stand as part.Widick added that TCU does a “great job of creating a no tolerance policy” for racism through the “More Than Words” presentation in Frog Camp, one of TCU’s new student orientation programs.TCU360 reached out to Cavins-Tull and Student Body President Maddie Reddick for further comment, but they have not yet responded.TCU360’s Sarah Breuner and Adam Kelley contributed to this report. Twitter Facebook ReddIt ReddIt Previous articleWriter who helped students publish their work will visit campusNext articleNew Frog Camp directors chosen Evan Watson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesscenter_img Twitter Frogs win their second game at CWS for first time ever Facebook Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ Baker’s brilliance just part of great team performance Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Linkedin Evan Watson Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ Members of the black student protest group, Concerned Student 1950, raise their arms while addressing a crowd following the announcement University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Wolfe resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) The Power of Three: TCU and the CWSlast_img read more

Release of Al-Arabiya bureau chief in Moscow

first_imgNews May 28, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Follow the news on Belarus RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News News September 9, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of Al-Arabiya bureau chief in Moscow Organisation Receive email alerts Newscenter_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia Amr Abdel Hamid, head of the Moscow bureau of Al-Arabiya television, who wasarrested on 6 September after a bullet was found among his possessions, wasreleased on 8 September. A legal investigation is continuing._____________________Russian version08.09.2004Al-Arabiya’s Moscow bureau chief arrested in CaucasiaReporters Without Borders today questioned the detention of Amr Abdel Hamid, the Moscow bureau chief of the pan-Arab TV news station Al-Arabiya, who was arrested yesterday at Mineralniye Vody airport (in the southern region of Caucasia) as he was about to fly back to Moscow after covering the hostage massacre in Beslan.In a letter to Russian interior minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, the organisation requested additional information “in order to understand the circumstances and reasons for this arrest.”According to Al-Arabiya, Hamid was apparently arrested after a bullet was found in his belongings. Hamid said it was put there without his knowledge. A judicial investigation is under way.The arrest coincided with the dismissal of Raf Shakirov as editor of the daily Izvestia in an editorial disagreement with Profmedia, the company that publishes the newspaper. Profmedia reportedly considered Izvestia’s coverage of the Beslan tragedy to be too “emotional.” The daily ran full-page photos of dead hostages and was one of the first news outlets to put the number of hostages at more than a thousand while the Russian authorities were still saying they were only about 300.Meanwhile, the Beslan police are still holding the two employees of the Georgian TV station Rustavi 2, Nana Lezhava and cameraman Levan Tetvadze, who were arrested on 4 September. Two Russian journalists who specialise in Chechnya, Andrei Babitski and Anna Politkovskaya, were also prevented from covering the hostage-taking in Beslan.Russian version RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Concerns raised over parking issues at Larkin’s Lane

first_img Google+ WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Previous articleMICA block home owners now face paying 14% of repair costsNext articleCalls for measures to address repeat learner permit holders News Highland By News Highland – April 23, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Concern has been raised once again over parking problems at Larkin’s Lane in Letterkenny.Donegal County Council has stated that enforcements have been initiated and motorists parking on double yellow lines is no longer an issue.However it’s thought a pay and display system installed there would eradicate problems entirely.Local Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh says despite the measures taken, issues remain and they are affecting local business.He believes more can be done:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/JimmylarkinsWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Concerns raised over parking issues at Larkin’s Lanelast_img read more

PSNI dealing with second security alert in Derry

first_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleSnow-ice weather warning for DonegalNext articleATO carry out controlled explosion on hijacked vehicle in Derry News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th PSNI dealing with second security alert in Derry Police in Derry are now dealing with a second security alert in the Southway area of the City.Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “Just before 1:45pm this afternoon, we received a report a delivery driver’s vehicle had been hijacked on Southway by four masked men, one of them who is reported to have had a gun. The two occupants in the van were ordered to drive the vehicle to the Lonemoor Road and leave it there.”We are in the process of implementing a public safety operation, establishing cordons and evacuating a number of homes.”Sadly, within two hours today, we are dealing with a second security alert in the City, which means even more disruption for the local community.”I know this second security alert and the measures we are taking to keep people safe will cause significant inconvenience for the local community, but we have no choice.”I want to ask the public for their patience, and thank them for their co-operation while we work to make the scene safe.” Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNewscenter_img By News Highland – January 21, 2019 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Harding’s late 3-pointer helps BYU edge Utah State 67-64

first_img Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Connor Harding/Utah State Aggies Basketball Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Alex Barcello had 23 points, Connor Harding made a late 3-pointer and BYU narrowly beat Utah State 67-64.Harding’s 3-point shot broke a 61-61 tie with 57 seconds remaining. Utah State pulled to 65-64, but Barcello made two free throws with sevens seconds left and then the Aggies’ Rollie Worster missed a 3-pointer.Caleb Lohner had 11 points for BYU (5-1). Harding finished with seven points.Neemias Queta had 18 points and Worster 15 for the Aggies (1-3). December 5, 2020 /Sports News – Local Harding’s late 3-pointer helps BYU edge Utah State 67-64last_img read more

Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 16 November 2020

first_imgHealth and Social Care Secretary statement on coronavirus 16 November 2020Good afternoon and welcome to today’s Downing Street coronavirus briefing.I’m joined today by Professor Jonathan Van Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Office and Dr Susan Hopkins, the Chief Medical Advisor to NHS Test and Trace.Before we talk about testing and vaccines, I’d like to update you on the latest coronavirus data.The average number of new cases each day is now 25,329 up from 22,443 last week.There are today 14,915 COVID-19 patients in hospital across the UK, compared to 13,025 a week ago.And, sadly, yesterday 168 deaths were reported.This means that in the last week we’ve seen an average of 413 deaths, up from 332 a day a week ago.My profound sympathies are with everyone who’ve lost a loved one throughout this pandemic. These numbers make painfully clear, this virus remains a potent threat. And that threat is not just to the oldest and most vulnerable but to anyone, of any age, and of any background.We have already seen the serious impact that long COVID can have on peoples’ quality of life, even the fit and the young. Symptoms like fatigue, breathlessness, muscle pain, and neurological problems long after they first had the virus.We know that long COVID affects thousands of people, many thousands of people. We have already opened long COVID clinics in many parts of the country. And I am very pleased to be able to confirm that the NHS will have a network of 40 long COVID clinics right across England in place by the end of the month.They will bring together doctors, nurses, therapists and other NHS staff like physios to help those suffering with the long-term effects of coronavirus. Long COVID shows that this virus can strike us all, and we must all do our bit to strike back by following the rules and denying the virus the connections that it needs to spread.I know that this has not been easy and that it has meant celebrating Diwali or commemorating the fallen in ways that have been different this year from what we might normally do.I want to say thank you to everyone for their patience. We must persevere and get this virus under control. Coronavirus is not a short term problem that can easily be fixed. We must focus on the long term solutions, underpinned by the best possible science that can see us through this crisis and also lay firm foundations for the future.Testing capacityThis includes our ability to test at scale. We’re constantly improving our response, to bring the confidence that high-quality testing can provide. We’ve already built the largest coronavirus testing capacity in Europe.Up from 2,000 tests a day in March, to our current capacity of more than half a million. But we will not rest, because testing capacity helps keep people safe and can help us get things back more like normal life.Today I am delighted that we can announce two new mega labs, which will open early in the new year. They will add another 600,000 capacity to our daily capacity, that doubles the current capacity. They will also create 4,000 jobs. Crucially, they will represent a permanent part of the UK’s new diagnostics industry.We didn’t enter this crisis with a major diagnostics industry, and so together we have built one. Both to help beat the virus by testing more people and returning results more quickly and to give our country a permanent defence that we need for any future epidemic.And to improve our care for so many other diseases, like heart disease or cancer or flu.I am absolutely determined that we must have a massive diagnostics capacity, not just for this pandemic, but long into the future.More capacity also speeds up turnaround times but speeding up turnaround times isn’t just about the test, it is also about the logistics.So I want to take one moment to thank the Royal Mail, who, from this weekend, will empty some of their post boxes 7 days a week to speed up home testing. It is a big team effort and I am very grateful for our posties for playing their part to help keep people safe.This expansion of testing matters because it helps protect people. I just want to touch on some of the reasons why it matters.It means we can test the most vulnerable, and those who care for the most vulnerable, and we can test them more frequently.Over the last week, for instance we have delivered more than 3 million tests to NHS staff, to begin their regular bi-weekly testing.And today I know so many people have been relieved to hear that we have started a pilot for testing visitors in care homes, to use tests to allow people to visit loved ones in care homes in a way that keeps them safe and bring back some of those magical moments of social contact.Our expansion of testing also means we can roll out mass testing further.We are making progress in the city wide testing across Liverpool and we are now rolling out this localised approach to other areas.83 local authorities have now signed up to receive regular batches of these new lateral flow tests, which can allow for results in minutes.This is an important step and it combines the local insight of the brilliant Directors of Public Health right across the country with our strong national infrastructure of NHS Test and Trace combining to keep our communities safe.VaccinesI also want to turn to vaccines. While we don’t yet have a vaccine, we can now have hope.You may have heard the two promising pieces of news from earlier today.First, Janssen’s Phase 3 clinical trials are beginning today in 17 sites across the country, including Southampton, Dundee, Cardiff and Belfast.It’s the third vaccine to enter clinical trials here and should the trials come good, and that is by no means certain, and it can be proved to be safe and effective. We have 30 million doses on order by the middle of next year.Finally, you will no doubt have seen the excellent news that Moderna have today announced results from their preliminary trial data, suggesting that their vaccine has an effectiveness of 94.5 per cent. This is another encouraging step forward, although I stress that this is preliminary.The safety data is limited and their production facilities are not yet at scale.Should this latest vaccine be approved, the doses would be available from spring next year.And I can announce that we have today secured an initial agreement for 5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine.It is a similar RNA technology to Pfizer/BioNTech, of which we have already ordered 40 million doses, which should that be proved to work will come on stream potentially at the end of this year.Across diagnostics and vaccines, great advances in medical science are coming to the rescue. And while there is much uncertainty, we can see the candle of hope.And we must do all that we can to nurture its flame but we are not there yet.Until the science can make us safe, we must remain vigilant and keep following the rules that we know can keep this virus under control.Now I’d like to hand over to Dr. Hopkins to say more about our work on mass testing.last_img read more

Premier Foods enters into Nissin deal

first_imgPremier Foods has officially entered into its previously-announced relationship agreement with Japanese instant noodle firm Nissin.The Mr Kipling-maker had previously said the deal would allow Nissin to distribute its products in the UK, while making its own products more widely available in key overseas markets. It added there would also be opportunities for the sharing of intellectual property and manufacturing capabilities.Today (22 April), Premier Foods said that Nissin would have the right to appoint a non-executive director to its board for as long as it held a 15% stake in the company. Nissin currently holds a 19.90% stake.The news comes in the wake of US spice brand McCormick walking away from talks to buy Premier after examining its books. McCormick had previously made three bids for Premier, at 52p, 60p and 65p a share, all of which were rejected.Premier said: “Further to our announcement dated 24 March 2016, Premier Foods plc and Nissin Foods Holdings Co, Ltd. have today entered into a relationship agreement on terms and conditions that are customary for a substantial shareholding of this nature.”last_img read more

moe. Plays Intimate Acoustic Show At Aspen’s Belly Up [Audio/Video/Photo]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, moe. played an intimate acoustic show at Aspen’s Belly Up ahead of their headlining performance at Morrison, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which will also see Pigeons Playing Ping Pong make their debut at the venue.moe. opened up last night’s show with “Time Again”, as guitarist Al Schnier lent a helping hand on mandolin. The quintet then threw down a “Not Coming Down” > “Wormwood” sequence, as they normally do, seamlessly segueing into “Okayalright”. A cover of Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” came next, as the five-piece treated the classic tune with extreme precision on their acoustic instruments. Schnier laid down the beautiful opening lick for “Tambourine” as bassist Rob Derhak led on vocals, before Jim Loughlin led the band through a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Isis”. The recently debuted “What Can I Say?” made an appearance, before a monster “Happy Hour Hero” > “Waiting For The Punchline” brought set one to a close.After a brief break, the New Yorkers returned for a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Hey Hey What Can I Do”. Following “Shoot First” > “Montego”, the band dove head first into an eighteen-plus minute rendition of “Yodelittle”, showcasing the band’s heavy improvisational work, despite playing fully acoustic. A groovy “McBain” worked its way into the jam-heavy second set, as a roaring crowd exploded with moe. moving into “Down Boy”. A fifteen-minute “Moth” brought set two to a close, leaving the Colorado mountain crowd begging for more.moe. – “Moth” (acoustic)[Video: MSB Esq.]The band returned for their encore, allowing Derhak to sing a rather comical first verse of Bob Segar’s “Night Moves” which led way to “Blue Eyed Son”, which was last played on January 19th, 2017. The evening ended with “All Roads Lead Home”, a perfect way to end the evening and a beautiful ode to their Red Rocks show this evening. You can check out a gallery from moe.’s performance at the Belly Up Aspen below, courtesy of Paul Citone.moe. headlines Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Given some recent guest sit-ins between the two bands, tonight’s show is shaping up to be a collaborative affair. Tickets are still available here, and if you’re unable to attend the show it will be webcast via nugs.tv.moe. Full Show Audio – 7/11/2018[Audio: moe.]Setlist: moe. | Belly Up | Aspen, CO | 7/11/2018Set One: Time Again, Not Coming Down> Wormwood> Okayalright, Fearless#>(nh) Tambourine, What Can I Say?, Happy Hour Hero> Waiting For The PunchlineSet Two: Hey Hey What Can I Do, Shoot First> Montego> Yodelittle> McBain> Down Boy> MothEncore: Blue Eyed Son*##, All Roads Lead HomeNotes: acoustic show | *  rob. sang 1 verse of “Night Moves” before BES | # LTP> 4/29/17 | ## LTP> 1/19/17moe. | Belly Up | Aspen, CO | 7/11/2018 | Photo: Paul Citone Photo: Paul Citonelast_img read more