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Rev. Karen LaJoy Smith says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 David Paulsen says: February 20, 2018 at 9:49 am Patricia, there are no drugs in the photo from what I can tell and there is no indication that the people who took shelter in the guild hall were involved with or using drugs. The fire could have been much worse but was somewhat contained by the fact that the floors were frozen, according to the Rev. Watson. She also said that the photos don’t show the full scope of the damage, but they are photos of some of the damage. Patricia Lang says: Patricia Lang says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release The floor will need to be repaired and reinforced where a fire was set in St. Thomas’ guild hall on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. Photo: Margaret Watson[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal mission church building in South Dakota was damaged recently by a fire set by stranded youths seeking warmth and shelter from the cold. The congregation, while lamenting the damage to its guild hall, has responded with compassion and forgiveness for those who caused the damage.“Fortunately, it seems the stranded young folk survived, and so did the church hall,” the Rev. Margaret Watson said in a Facebook post after learning Feb. 9 about the damage to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in On the Tree. “We will need a new floor and paint job on the inside – but, considering the other alternatives, this is good news.”Watson, a priest who serves 11 congregations on and near the Cheyenne River Reservation, told Episcopal News Service the intruders broke into the guild hall and started a fire in the middle of the floor, using hymnals as kindling and burning chairs and a table that had been used as a backup altar. The temperature outside at the time of the break-in was below zero, Watson said.One of the church members, Ina Blue Coat, was among the first to survey the damage and was quoted by Watson as offering this response: “I pray who did this did find refuge in the building, and found their way to safety. I know that with this cold weather and someone is stranded in the rural areas, survival is crucial.”Many years ago, the church was usually left unlocked, Blue Coat said, but the congregation began locking the doors to stop thefts from the church.On the Tree is a sparsely populated area of South Dakota north of Eagle Butte in the north-central part of the state. The church is down a dirt and gravel road, and it sits opposite the meandering Moreau River.A year ago, the church was used as a staging ground for search parties looking for two young people who were missing and later found dead from the cold, Watson said.That tragedy might have been repeated this month if the three young people stranded outside hadn’t found the guild hall at St. Thomas’. Watson said she has not learned the identities or ages of those three but heard that they were discovered by a rancher who was driving by the church and stopped at the sight of the fire.The youths ran out of the guild hall to ask the rancher for help, saying they had been abandoned at the side of the road by a friend, Watson said.“The road is quite remote,” she said, adding that it “goes from nowhere to nowhere.”Damaged furniture is seen outside St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in South Dakota. It was removed from the guild hall after a rancher found three youths burning the furniture for warmth inside the hall. Photo: Margaret WatsonThe rancher drove them into town after putting out what remained of the fire. He notified Watson, who emphasized the sense of relief she and the congregation feel.“We sincerely thank God that they are alive and that they made it out,” she said.The last service held at St. Thomas’ was on Christmas Eve. Watson and a curate try to offer Eucharist at each mission church at least once a month, though in the winter months, the St. Thomas’ congregation sometimes gathers instead in Eagle Butte at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which has central heat. When services are held at St. Thomas’ in the winter, the congregation of a few dozen typically gathers in the smaller, better-insulated guild hall, warmed by a kerosene heater.The damage to the guild hall from the fire was “nothing that cannot be repaired,” though Watson doesn’t expect to be able to worship there again until Easter at the earliest.The congregation also will need to raise money for the repairs, and to buy new hymnals.“This is a congregation that loves to sing, and all of our hymnals, which are in Lakota, were burned,” Watson said. “That one hits close to the heart.”The arson comes about a month after a historic bell was discovered stolen from another mission church in South Dakota. That church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, is just north of Norris and part of the Rosebud Episcopal Mission.The Rev. Lauren Stanley, the mission priest serving the congregations on and around the Rosebud Indian Reservation told Episcopal News Service last month that if the thieves bring the bell back, she’ll offer them forgiveness in return – and maybe even take them out for a meal.Stanley had contacted scrap metal dealers from Rosebud to Rapid City asking them to let her know if someone tries selling the bell, though she doesn’t think it’s worth more than $10 melted down. A promising tip, alerting her to a bell that had turned up 25 miles away, was investigated and revealed not to be the church’s bell but rather one that had been used by a ranch to summon ranch hands.As of last week, there still was no break in the case.“I wish I had any news, but nothing yet,” Stanley said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN February 19, 2018 at 4:43 pm The photo does not match the story. The actual burn damage would have been much greater, and there is no mention of drugs in the story. Please do not use a photo that suggests drug abuse not supported by the reported facts. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK February 20, 2018 at 9:58 am My apologies. My poor vision saw the water bottle as an ampule. February 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm How fortunate for both the safety of the youths, and the fate of the hall, that the rancher passed by when he did. The congregation’s loving forgiveness of the youths is laudable. Losing furniture and hymnals, and dealing with the repairs will be difficult, but it could’ve been so much worse. May God bless the congregation as they recover, and forgive those who started the fire, healing their broken spirts and leading them to a closer relationship with God. Monte Ward says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 20, 2018 at 10:17 am We have a number of Hymnals that we are willing to donate. Whom should I contact? 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NewsLimerick jockey pays tribute to therapists who put him back in the saddleBy Alan Jacques – July 3, 2016 750 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick company encourages young people to study engineeringNext articleLimerick emigrants feature in museum Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSBrian ToomeylimerickManister Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Print Limerick jockey Brian ToomeyLimerick jockey Brian ToomeyA LIMERICK jump jockey who had part of his skull removed after a near fatal fall at Perth Racecourse in Scotland three years ago this week paid tribute to the occupational therapists who saved his career and enabled him make a miracle comeback to racing.Brian Toomey was in an induced coma for two weeks in the high dependency unit of Ninewells Hospital in Dundee when he fell from Solway Dandy in July 2013.The Manister man was given a three per cent chance of survival and his injuries were so severe he had a large section of his skull removed to reduce swelling on his brain.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Brian spent 157 nights in hospital before beginning a miraculous journey on the road to recovery.Last Thursday he visited Yorkshire to pay tribute to the occupational therapists that enabled him to battle severe memory loss throughout his recovery as well as overcoming the daily difficulties caused by complex head injuries.He was reunited with his occupational therapists a year after his return to competitive racing in July 2015.The 27-year-old County Limerick jockey told his story at the College of Occupational Therapists’ 40th Annual Conference in Harrogate to honour the local occupational therapists that enabled one of greatest sporting comebacks in history.“Being a jockey was all I wanted to do and the occupational therapists helped me reignite that passion and save my career. I hadn’t a clue what occupational therapists did before the accident but they really helped me, there were core to my recovery,” Brian explained.Occupational therapists Susannah Giles and Rachel Charles from Neural Pathways were instrumental to Toomey’s rehabilitation laying a clear path for his recovery and focusing on the skills he needed to get back to his job.“Our main aim with Brian was to prevent him from losing his motivation to achieve his goals. And he didn’t. We wanted to engage him in activities that prevented him from losing that drive to get back into work,” occupational therapist Susannah Giles recalls.by Alan [email protected] Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
Top StoriesDelhi Court Suspends Two-Yr Jail Term Of AAP Leader Somnath Bharti In AIIMS Assault Case Sparsh Upadhyay28 Jan 2021 10:07 AMShare This – xThe Rouse Avenue Court (Central Delhi) court on Thursday (28th January) suspended 2 years jail term awarded to Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti for assaulting AIIMS security staff in a case registered in the year 2016. The Order to suspend his 2 years jail term has been passed by Special Judge Vikas Dhull after he preferred an appeal against the order of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Rouse Avenue Court (Central Delhi) court on Thursday (28th January) suspended 2 years jail term awarded to Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti for assaulting AIIMS security staff in a case registered in the year 2016. The Order to suspend his 2 years jail term has been passed by Special Judge Vikas Dhull after he preferred an appeal against the order of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ravindra Kumar Pandey. It may be noted that last week a Delhi Court comprising of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ravindra Kumar Pandey had convicted AAP Leader Somnath Bharti for the offences of rioting, voluntarily causing hurt, assaulting or using criminal force on Public Servant in the execution of his duty and mischief causing damage to public property. The Court of ACMM was of the view that the prosecution had duly proved its case beyond all reasonable doubt against the accused, Somnath Bharti. [NOTE: The Court, however, observed that the prosecution could not prove its case against the other 4 co-accused in the case, namely, Daleep Jha, Jagat Saini, Rakesh Pandey and Sandeep.] Noting that the appeal is going to take considerable time for disposal and having regard to grounds set out in the appeal, the Court, in its order, said, “The application filed by the convict/appellant is allowed and conviction order dated 22.01.2021 and sentence order dated 23.01.2021 of Ld. Trial court are suspended during the pendency of this appeal, subject to the appellant furnishing personal bond in the sum of Rs. 20,000/ with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of this court. Bail Bond filed. Same stands accepted.” This suspension order would enable Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti to remain the MLA from Delhi’s Malviya Nagar constituency for now. The case against Bharti The case dates back to 2016 wherein FIR was registered on 10.09.2016 on the basis of a complaint against Somnath Bharti, Jagat Saini, Dileep Jha, Sandeep, Rakesh Pandey and approximately 300 unknown associates of Som Nath Bharti for allegedly breaking the fence of boundary wall of AIIMS with JCB for creating an access to AIIMS on 09.09.2016 at around 9:45 AM. According to the complaint, they were not accompanied by any government official and had damaged the fence boundary of AIIMS wall which is a Government property. The complaint also alleged that the accused persons misbehaved and injured the security personnel of AIIMS while protecting the government land. The Court while delivering the judgment rejected the defence taken by the accused Somnath Bharti that the security personnel at AIIMS did not fall under the meaning of public servants under sec. 21 of IPC. “The Court is of the view that Section 21 of IPC Clause 12 covers the act of Security Staff of the AIIMS under the category of public servant as they get remuneration from the Government Agency/ AIIMS for performance of public duty. The security staff of AIIMS were performing the delegated duties of public servant and are duly covered under the definition of Public Servant. Hence, the defence of the accused that the security staff of the AIIMS are not public servant is discarded and not accepted.” The Court held. The Court directed the other 4 co-accused persons to furnish bail bonds in terms of sec. 437A CrPC of Rs. 10,000 each. It may be noted that the magisterial court had also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on Bharti. The court, however, had granted him bail to enable him to file an appeal against his conviction and jail term before superior court. Click Here To Download Court’s OrderRead OrderNext Story
kali9/iStock(NEW YORK) — Police in Georgia are mourning the loss of an officer who was shot dead after a traffic stop turned into a foot chase Thursday night, authorities said. Dekalb County Police Chief James Conroy was overcome with emotion when he announced that the unnamed officer, who was with the department for less than two years, “died in the line of duty serving the citizens of Dekalb County.” The deadly shooting began when the officer conducted a traffic stop and the driver fled on foot, Conroy said. The officer pursued him and the suspect fatally shot the officer during the foot chase, the police chief said. When other officers raced to the scene, a police K9 helped track the suspect who was found hiding behind a business, Conroy said. The suspect shot the dog, which was taken to a veterinary center in critical condition, Conroy said. Several officers returned fire at the suspect who was shot several times and also died, the police chief said.Police did not release the identity of the suspect. Governor-elect Brian Kemp tweeted about the slain officer, writing, “We are forever grateful for his service and sacrifice.” The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Equinor’s key Johan Sverdrup North Sea project (Credit: Equinor) Equinor has slashed its first-quarter dividend by two-thirds as is grapples with the damaging effects of coronavirus on oil markets.The state-backed Norwegian oil major will deliver $0.09 per share to investors for the first three months of 2020 – a 67% reduction compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.The decision by the board of directors comes as part of a range of wider cost-saving measures being replicated across the industry as companies try to navigate the challenges being posed by the pandemic – including record-low demand, volatile prices and rapidly-decreasing storage space.Equinor president and CEO Eldar Sætre said: “We have already taken forceful actions to strengthen our liquidity and financial resilience under the current circumstances.“In this extraordinary market situation, we have now also decided to reduce the cash dividend for the first quarter.”Equinor is the first major oil firm to announce a dividend cut for the quarter, but with economic pressures being felt across the entire market, it is a move that could be repeated by others.The firm’s share price had gained almost 5% at 10am GMT, up to $12.58 per share after a brief drop to $12.33 per share in early trading. Norwegian oil giant Equinor confirmed it will cut its dividend for the first quarter of 2020 by 67% as it deals with the market pressures of coronavirus Equinor dividend cut is part of wider cost-saving plan to insulate against pandemic pressuresThe dividend reduction is the latest measure to be enacted by Equinor as it struggles to deal with the financial implications of the coronavirus-battered market, including the suspension of its $5bn share buyback programme, announced last month.Like the majority of its Big Oil market peers, the Norwegian producer has also launched a sweeping cost-reduction plan, which includes $3bn in capital spending cuts and lower operating and exploration costs, as well as a $5bn bond issuance.It hopes that, with an average oil price of $25 per barrel for the rest of the year, these actions will help it to achieve cash flow neutrality by the end of the year.However, oil prices remain highly volatile amid decimated global demand brought on by the travel restrictions and subdued economic activity resulting from the pandemic.Brent crude, the North Sea benchmark that is key to international trade, fell to a two-decade low this week, although has now recovered to just under $22 per barrel.The International Energy Agency’s latest estimate is for a 9.3 million barrels per day (bpd) decline in global oil demand this year, with production surpluses “threatening to overwhelm the logistics of the industry”.Rapidly-filling storage is a big logistical concern, as evidenced earlier this week when capacity limitations at the Cushing storage hub in Oklahoma, US, spooked traders into a selling frenzy for West Texas Intermediate (WTI).The ferocious sell-off sent prices for the US crude oil benchmark plummeting to nearly minus $40 per barrel – the first time it has ever reached a negative value.Actions to address the oversupply of oil in the market have been taken by Opec+ members, which agreed to cut their collective production by 9.7 million bpd during May and June – as well as lesser reduction through until 2022 – although whether this will be enough to offset the demand pressure remains uncertain, with some analysts saying deeper cuts are needed to rebalance the market.
Now retired Superior Court Judge Mike Donohue, pictured in 2018 swearing in Freeholder Will Morey, is going to be in charge of operations for Cape May County government. By MADDY VITALEFormer Cape May County Superior Court Judge Mike Donohue will be the director of operations for Cape May County government following the retirement last week of longtime County Administrator Beth Bozzelli.The freeholders approved a resolution Tuesday to hire Donohue, senior counsel at the Avalon-based law firm of Blaney & Karavan, in a professional services agreement. Donohue will handle complex issues in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak dealing with the health of county residents as well as the fallout to the tourism industry, Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton explained in an interview Wednesday.In addition to handling the county administrator duties, Donohue will “assist in continuing Cape May County’s efforts to mitigate the effect of the novel 2019 coronavirus pandemic,” according to the resolution.“I am very happy Mike Donohue is coming on board. He has the expertise and the background,” Thornton said. “He is very qualified for the position and right now, with his talents, he can take care of us. We are in an unprecedented crisis. We have to have someone here to take the reins and we will create new work policies to help protect our employees and the public.”From left, Cape May County Administrative Aide Denis Brown, Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson, now retired County Administrator Beth Bozzelli, Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and Freeholder and Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio during a Chamber of Commerce function in 2018.Bozzelli was formally appointed county administrator in 2018 and has been clerk of the freeholder board since 2012. Prior to her appointment, Bozzelli was the executive director of the Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services, where she was initially hired in 1981. Deputy Clerk of the Freeholder Board Donna Doyle is currently the acting clerk.Thornton said of Bozzelli’s retirement, “Beth will be very missed. We have worked together for 40 years. She was a wonderful asset and did an outstanding job.”
Keith Wright scored 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting and had eight rebounds, while Kyle Casey had 19 points, as the Harvard men’s basketball team earned a 77-70 win in overtime on the road at Columbia Friday. The Crimson improves to 25-4 overall, a program record for wins, and 11-2 in the Ivy League, and holds a half game lead over Penn (18-11, 10-2 Ivy) with a game remaining.Harvard will conclude the regular season by visiting Cornell Saturday evening in a game that will be shown live on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. A Crimson victory would clinch at least a share of the program’s second straight Ivy League title, while a Harvard victory combined with a Penn loss to Yale Saturday or a Quaker loss at Princeton Tuesday would clinch the outright Ancient Eight crown and the NCAA tournament automatic berth for the Crimson.Brandyn Curry dished out eight assists for Harvard, while Oliver McNally went 7-of-8 from the line, finishing with 12 points. Brian Barbour led Columbia (14-15, 3-10) with 23 points. The Crimson shot 56 percent for the game (27 of 48) from the field, while controlling the boards, 28-23.To read the full story, visit GoCrimson.com.
Four members of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2014 and two graduating doctoral candidates have been named winners of the School’s prestigious Dean’s Award. They will all be recognized by HBS Dean Nitin Nohria at Commencement ceremonies on the HBS campus.The MBA winners are Greg Adams, Tara Hagan, Ana Mendy, and Cory Rothschild. Matthew Lee and Everett Spain will each receive the HBS Doctoral Programs Dean’s Award.“All these students have made enormous and long-lasting contributions to the sense of community that is so essential to the HBS experience,” said Dean Nohria. “And the impact of their efforts often extends beyond this campus to the rest of Harvard University and to Boston as well. From making the orientation program at the start of the MBA Program a more meaningful and enjoyable experience to improving the inclusiveness of our community to literally saving lives, these young men and women have shown themselves to be extraordinarily capable and caring leaders. We are proud to recognize them and their many achievements with this important award. They have already begun to fulfill the Harvard Business School’s mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world.” Read Full Story