CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgCAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about CAFCA Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the CAFCA Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) in the past 12 months, as of 3rd May 2021, is US$387.99K (ZWL31.62M). An average of US$32.33K (ZWL2.64M) per month.CAFCA Limited Interim Results for the Half Year DocumentCompany ProfileCAFCA manufactures and supplies cable and allied products for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication. Its primary market is Southern and Central Africa, although it has an export footprint that extends to parts of Europe, including Russia. The company prides itself in manufacturing over 900 cabling products to British, South African and Zimbabwe quality standards, including 11KV XLPE cables. CAFCA Limited recovers decommissioned cables for recycling; and supplies telecommunication cable ranging from indoor cable to underground cable and aerial self-supporting cable. Established in 1947, CAFCA is a subsidiary of CBi Electric African Cables (South Africa) which is owned by Reunert Limited (South Africa). CAFCA listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange; Johannesburg Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Andrew Sheridan releases an album

first_imghttp://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/where-we-go-from-here/id396081452?i=396081578&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sale Sharks Media Manager Dave Swanton who also hosts a popular radio programme on the BBC said, “I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the tracks. I knew Sherry played the guitar but didn’t know how good he was. Hopefully it will pick up some airplay in the coming months.”center_img Andrew Sheridan – Singer?Andrew Sheridan, Sale Sharks powerhouse prop forward wants to know, “ Where We Go From Here.”Andrew who has been with Sale Sharks for seven years has recorded an album which is available from iTunes. Andrew who wrote all the 16 songs on the CD said, “ I recorded it at a studio in Manchester and when I played it to a few friends, they persuaded me to make it available on iTunes.”last_img read more

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Long Island Bishop Provenzano’s statement on the sin of white…

first_imgLong Island Bishop Provenzano’s statement on the sin of white supremacy Statement on Sin of White Supremacy Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Posted Jun 1, 2020 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska George Floyd Statements, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Racial Justice & Reconciliation In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA As we all are witnessing the painful events involving police departments and communities of color, we must once again, and urgently, face squarely the sin of white supremacy. This sin was central to our nation’s founding and is enshrined in — and is at the root of — so much of the rhetoric of the day. It lives itself out in the violence inflicted on communities of color, often at the hands and knees of the police.It is also evident that white supremacy promotes a second set of standards on how the population is treated differently in so many instances by the police, at the direction of policy makers.  A group of armed white men can surround a state capitol and threaten citizens with almost no negative consequences. But black and brown unarmed people protesting the murder of an unarmed black man by police are met with tear gas and the violence of police in riot gear.White supremacy continues to break the soul of our nation. Hate has torn apart our better selves and we are witnessing the actions of arrogant bigotry in our streets, our parks, in supermarkets and everyday life.The sin of white supremacy has stolen away any claim that we are a great nation. A great nation is built upon the character of great people—faithful, loving people. Echoing our sacred scripture, a great nation is one that liberates and unburdens the historical oppressed and protects us when we are most vulnerable.The character of our nation is being stained by the hatred of white supremacy, which, because of a history of slavery and worker exploitation, is now baked into all of our systems.Of course, we are not alone. This history of sin has created a spiritual illness in other nations. But we are responsible for this young nation, and its unique origins often make our work difficult.Most Americans believe that some sort of law enforcement system, as well as an armed military, is necessary for an ordered society. So if we are going to have these systems, we need to ensure that the individuals in them are willing to free themselves from the bondage of sin.That said, we cannot project all of our sins onto the police or the State. In one way or another, we all have ingested the poison of white supremacy. However, state-sanctioned violence is very different than individual violence.  We cannot permit armed agents of the State to take advantage of their privilege and power and allow them to go unchecked within a racialized system that never really questions—or thinks to question—the choices that keep others oppressed and disadvantaged.  That is not the basis for a democracy.Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd all have paid the ultimate price of that system’s broken and sinful compliance with hate.  And every person of color, every black man and woman lives on the edge of becoming a victim to our national crime, our willful ignorance of this sin that stains our nation and keeps us from being great. As a father of three adult children and a grandfather, it breaks my heart to imagine the fear experienced by black families every time a loved one leaves the house.I believe, as a person of faith, that we can overcome this sin. I believe we can choose to live in a nation that corrects the past, redeems the past, and creates a world in which each person is honored and treated as a child of God.  The power to initiate this change is present in every living person. We are endowed by our creator with a capacity to love. We are only later taught to hate, to discriminate, to segregate.  We must put aside the lessons that divide and create enmity between people and nations, and we must work to unite people everywhere.The capacity to change the world lives within each of us. I call upon you each to live in love, to act in peace, and to be inquisitive and curious of the other and not fearful and rejecting.Embrace difference as a way to discover more about yourself and your neighbor.Reject hate, and hateful, ignorant speech.Reject the evil, hate-filled actions and motivations of those who seek to divide people.And work—literally work—to build a better world.  Begin by praying for the victims of hate, their families and loved ones.  Put yourself in their place and repent of the hate, discrimination and bigotry we have been taught.“Your love must be sincere. Detest what is evil, cling to what is good. Love one another with the affection of brothers and sisters. Anticipate each other in showing respect. Look on the need of the saints as your own; be generous in offering hospitality.  Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.” The Letter to the Romans 12: 9 – 10, 13 & 21The Right Reverend Lawrence C. ProvenzanoBishop of Long IslandPress Release available here. Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

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Archbishop of Canterbury receives COVID-19 vaccine as hospital chaplaincy volunteer

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anglican Communion, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL COVID-19, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC 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 Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Health & Healthcare 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 Archbishop of Canterbury receives COVID-19 vaccine as hospital chaplaincy volunteer AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, Jan. 16. He was eligible to receive the vaccine as a health care chaplaincy volunteer at the central London St. Thomas’ Hospital, opposite his Lambeth Palace official residence. He has been volunteering at the hospital during the pandemic, offering spiritual care and support to patients, staff and visitors as part of the National Health Service (NHS) chaplaincy team.“I want to encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine when they are invited,” Welby said. “Staff across the NHS, and health workers across the world, are under immense pressure on the front lines of this pandemic. They deserve not just our admiration but our support – and getting the vaccine when we have the opportunity is something we can all do to help relieve the burden on them.”He continued: “It has been a privilege to volunteer at St. Thomas’ over the past year. Chaplains here and across the country are doing a vital job of providing spiritual and pastoral care to patients, staff and relatives at this acutely painful and difficult time.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby chats with a patient at St. Thomas’ Hospital while on one of his volunteer pastoral visits with the chaplaincy team in November 2020.Photo: Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustRead the entire article here. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Posted Jan 19, 2021 Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at St. Thomas’ Hospital in central London, where he volunteers as a health care chaplain.Photo: Lambeth Palace Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

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As disasters multiply, Trump kicks environmental destruction up a notch

first_imgMarch 25 – President Donald Trump signed an executive order March 24 clearing the way for building the Keystone XL Pipeline. The State Department promptly issued the necessary permits. This pipeline, which was resisted by environmental activists and Native nations, will make it cheaper to transport Canadian crude oil mined from tar sands in Alberta to Gulf-state refineries in the southern United States.Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon/Mobil and currently secretary of state, deflected criticism by recusing himself from the decision, but an under secretary had no problem issuing the permit. Given the current low price of crude oil and how expensive it is to extract oil from tar sands, some articles in the business press questioned the economic justification for this pipeline.But the Trump administration, increasingly under attack, needed to nail down its support from Big Oil and corporate profiteers. This decision goes along with its encouragement of coal mining, even though the market for coal is being sharply undercut by competition from other energy sources like natural gas and wind and solar alternatives.It lines up with the administration’s easing of requirements that would improve mileage for automobiles and trucks. That supports the oil and automobile profiteers, as does removing emission standards.Along with his giveaways to the energy corporations, Trump has moved to unleash the Pentagon by giving the generals even more leeway to launch air attacks throughout the oil-rich region of North Africa and the Middle East.This endless warfare instigated by U.S. and NATO regime-change agendas has already displaced millions. Their situation is made even worse by climate change, which has superheated the region, threatening the water supply and agriculture in already arid lands.All this runs counter to any efforts to rein in global warming. It would be difficult for Trump to formally renounce the guidelines put in place by the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate, but he is making an end run around them in his quest to make the U.S. even more profitable for big business.China leads in curbing fossil fuelsChina has long had a major problem with smog and industrial pollution from steel plants and coal-fired power plants. Now, due to global warming, changing wind patterns have weakened the winds in northern China that would blow this smog and particulate pollution away.New research points to the melting of the Arctic Ocean’s ice cover, combined with a resulting increased snowfall in Siberia, as the main factors leading to stagnant air over northern China.However, as the March 25 New York Times pointed out, “As the Trump administration hints that it might move away from international efforts to cut emissions, environmentalists are looking to China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, to play a leading role in curbing the use of fossil fuels.”With four times the population of the U.S., China’s per capita CO2 emissions are much lower than here. However, China is already the world’s leading producer of solar and wind power technology. Its economic plans are built around a steady move away from fossil fuels.Arctic ice cover changes impact planetAccording to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, which has used satellites for 38 years to map sea ice, the extent of the Arctic ice cover is now the lowest on record. The ice is also much thinner, meaning it is more likely to melt over the summer.Thin ice makes the traditional harvesting of whales and seals by the Inuit people of the Arctic more difficult. These sea animals make up a major portion of their sustenance.With less ice covering, the Arctic Ocean heats up more, driving up   temperatures throughout the Arctic — and worldwide.  This winter there were long spells of above-average temperatures over the Arctic Ocean, promoting the melting of shore-line glaciers in Alaska and Greenland and raising ocean levels worldwide.Floods in Peru harm poorest peopleWhile it is hard to definitively pin particular weather events on global warming, the fact that water temperatures off the northern coast of Peru have risen 5 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit has produced a local El Niño, with flooding throughout Peru. By March 20, according to the National Institute of Civil Defense, 643,216 people had been affected by it, with more than 100,000 injured, 78 dead and 141,149 houses affected.San Miguel in Piura province has received 10 inches of rain since Jan. 1; its average annual rainfall is usually 2 inches. Further inland, Morropón generally gets 4 inches of rain by early March; this year it has received 43 inches.Damages have come not only from flooding but also from mudslides. Peru had suffered from a drought until the rains started. Poor people who built their houses on river banks and low-lying spots lived with occasional floods.  But the mud slides, which carry much debris as well as mud, along with the extraordinarily heavy rains, have washed these houses away.With water supplies heavily damaged, most water systems in Peru are having trouble functioning.  Cholera is spreading.  Standing water facilitates the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, the zika virus and chikungunya.Deadly famine in East AfricaEast Africa has suffered from a severe drought for several years. Food production has been sharply cut. War, drought and a collapsed economy have brought Somalia to the edge of famine, with young children and the elderly dying of hunger.  Some local officials say they are digging mass graves because they fear large numbers of people will die quickly.It is easy to see the direct U.S. role in the conflict in Somalia. Since 2001, the U.S. has carried out extensive covert operations involving reconnaissance missions, bombings and capturing Al-Shabaab militants, the jihadist group vying for power in Somalia.Kenya and Ethiopia, two U.S. allies, have also invaded Somalia.Oil-rich South Sudan became a new country in 2011 after decades of a war for separation from Sudan supported by the U.S., which had imposed sanctions on the Sudanese government. Once separation was achieved, most of Sudan’s oil resources passed to the new country, which was then wracked with civil war. Now its agriculture has collapsed and a famine has been declared.It is easy to blame the weather for the famines, deaths, injuries and loss of infrastructure and economic production that come with flooding and other catastrophes.   However, in reality they are caused by imperialist wars and capitalism’s voracious appetite for profit, that overrides all human considerations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Pork, Poultry, and Beef Associations Applaud Bill That Would Exempt Farms…

first_img Facebook Twitter Legislation strongly supported by the National Pork Producers Council, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The National Turkey Federation, National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, and United Egg Producers was introduced today to exempt farmers from reporting to the U.S. Coast Guard emissions from the natural breakdown of manure on their farms.Led by Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Ranking Member Tom Carper, D-Del., the bipartisan “Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act” would fix a problem created last April when a U.S. Court of Appeals rejected a 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that exempted farmers from reporting routine farm emissions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).CERCLA, more commonly known as the “Superfund Law,” is used primarily to clean hazardous waste sites but also includes a mandatory federal reporting component.The appeals court ruling would have forced more than 100,000 livestock farmers to “guesstimate” and report the emissions from manure on their farms to the Coast Guard’s National Response Center (NRC) and subjected them to abusive and harassing citizen suits from activist groups such as the Humane Society of the United States.“Routine emissions from hog manure do not constitute a ‘hazardous’ emergency that requires the Coast Guard to activate a national cleanup response,” said NPPC President Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Ill., “We’re extremely grateful to the 19 cosponsors of the FARM Act for their leadership and common sense on this issue.”“EPA exempted farms from CERCLA reporting because it knew responses would be unnecessary and impractical. Frankly, the court created a problem where none existed.”“There’s not a lot of truly bipartisan legislation in Washington these days, but one thing that pretty much everybody can agree on is that a responsibly-run cattle ranch isn’t a toxic Superfund site,” said fifth-generation California rancher and NCBA President Kevin Kester. “On behalf of cattle producers across America, I want to sincerely thank the Senators from both parties who worked together to introduce this bipartisan bill. I also want to encourage other Senators to join the effort and pass this bill as quickly as possible.”“This is significant breakthrough legislation restoring CERCLA reporting to its intended purpose, a united legislative effort that has been nearly 15 years in the making, and we appreciate their swift action on behalf of America’s turkey, chicken and egg farmers,” said the poultry organizations in a joint statement. “Marking a bi-partisan level of cooperation, the bill demonstrates strong support from both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to clarify Congress’ intent.”Joining Fischer, Donnelly, Barrasso and Carper as cosponsors of the bill are Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., Chris Coons, D-Del., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., John Hoeven, R-N.D., Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Clair McCaskill, D-Mo., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Mark Warner, D-Va., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss.The appeals court’s April decision originally set a Nov. 15, 2017, deadline for as many as 200,000 farms to report emissions. After petitions from EPA – supported by NPPC motions – the court twice delayed that deadline, with the most recent postponement until May 1.Some farmers tried filing reports Nov. 15, but the NRC system was overwhelmed. In some instances, NRC operators refused to accept reports for more than a single farm per call because they didn’t want phone lines tied up, and in one case, an operator sent notices to more than 20 state and federal response authorities, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a state police agency, after receiving a report.“The pork industry was prepared to comply with the reporting mandate,” Maschhoff said,” but EPA, the Coast Guard and state and local emergency response authorities said they didn’t want or need the information, which could have interfered with their legitimate emergency functions.”The poultry groups are also hopeful a companion version of the FARM Act will be introduced soon for timely consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives. By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 13, 2018 SHARE Pork, Poultry, and Beef Associations Applaud Bill That Would Exempt Farms from Reporting Emissions Home Indiana Agriculture News Pork, Poultry, and Beef Associations Applaud Bill That Would Exempt Farms from… SHARE Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Legislator Appreciation DayNext articleFor Agriculture the President’s Infrastructure Plan a Good Starting Point Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Vietnam Memorial Wall replica comes to the Stockyards Station

first_imgTwitter + posts ReddIt Linkedin Twitter William Bairdhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-baird/ William Bairdhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-baird/ Previous articleThe Cowtown Marathon: Stories from the finish lineNext articlePoor pitching, defense costs Frogs 13-9 loss to Arizona State William Baird RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR William Bairdhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-baird/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years of James Bond Facebook ReddIt William Baird printThe Wall that Heals brought a more somber tone to the Fort Worth Stockyards Station during a four-day exhibition of a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall.The aluminum wall ran horizontally along the bricks of East Exchange Avenue, rising from ground level on the ends to around five feet tall in the middle. The wall includes the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who were killed or listed as missing during the Vietnam War.The names are listed by day of casualty. They read from the center to the right-hand side, pick up on the far end of the left side, and meet back in the middle to create a circle.The Wall that Heals is meant to create an open atmosphere that allows veterans to talk to others about shared experiences.“Sometimes it can be agitating to talk to someone who wasn’t there,” said Patrick O’Neill, the exhibit’s on site manager.On Thursday, visitors flowed throughout the exhibit, paying homage to people they had never met.“It’s hard to say the price of your freedom, you stand around and see that 58,000 plus people died for your freedom,” said Becky, who didn’t want to give her last name.The traveling wall is accompanied by an education center that contains memorabilia and photographs of those whose names are on the wall.This part of the exhibit is to help the younger generation and those we weren’t there remember, O’Neill said.Flatscreens lined the education center and showed pictures of all of those who are on the wall, reminding visitors that these men used to be kids as well.An iPad was also available for visitors to look up any specific person.The wall visits 40 cities a year, stopping for around a week at each one and the 250-foot exhibit generally gets around 4,000 to 5,000 visitors at each stop, O’Neill. said Facebook Rose Marine Theater hosts quarterly film series celebrating diversity in the Latino culture Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Social media has a growing effect on Fort Worth ice cream stores Wine store begins reconstruction after car crashes into it Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin William Bairdhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-baird/last_img read more

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Assemblymember Holden to Hold Educational Forum on Vaccinations

first_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it As the number of measles cases rises throughout California and the nation, the vaccine conflict has heated up. Assemblymember Chris Holden is joining with health professionals to hold a community forum on immunizations that outlines the reasons for vaccinations from a public health standpoint.Join the conversation in an Educational Forum on Vaccinations on Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m. at Sierra Madre City Hall, Council Chamber (232 Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre).Measles is highly contagious and highly preventable through vaccinations. The California Department of Public Health is recommending anyone not immunized should immediately get immunized. Learn more from local health professionals.* How well-vaccinated is your child’s daycare, pre-school or school?* Who should get the vaccine?* What about lingering concerns about the safety of the vaccine? EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Government Assemblymember Holden to Hold Educational Forum on Vaccinations Published on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 12:12 pm Top of the News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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Limerick asylum campaigners hold ‘Day of Action’

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print NewsLimerick asylum campaigners hold ‘Day of Action’By John Keogh – September 2, 2015 670 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSAsylum seekersDirect provisionDoras LuimníEnd Direct Provision Limericklimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebookcenter_img Email Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleInside ShannonNext article200 homes listed for repossession John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live  LOCAL campaign group ‘End Direct Provision Limerick’ held a day of action in the city centre this week calling for an end to the direct provision system for asylum seekers.The group, supported by migrant rights organisation Doras Luimní, staged a demonstration on Bedford Row on Friday afternoon “to highlight the inaction on direct provision since the acknowledgement by the Government that the system is unfit for purpose”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to the group: “The system of direct provision has been widely criticised by local, national and international human rights advocates. It has proven to be unfit for purpose and has caused irreversible damage to thousands of men, women and children.“In the past twelve months we have seen considerable change in terms of public debate and awareness of the issues regarding direct provision and the broader asylum system. However, despite the nationwide protests; the Government’s facilitation of a round table, the establishment of a Working Group and the subsequent formation of a task force; there has been no action.”Limerick City and County Council passed a motion earlier this year calling for the closure of Mount Trenchard direct provision centre in Foynes, and for a commitment to end Direct Provision by the end of 2015.End Direct Provision Limerick is calling on local TDs and Government Ministers to further advocate on behalf of the people of Limerick “to help us to bring about much needed change for the lives of thousands of asylum seekers living in direct provision in Limerick and across the country”.A spokesperson for Doras Luimní said that the Government must act quickly and effectively to ensure that the practice of institutionalising asylum seekers in Ireland comes to an end. The recent increase of applications from asylum seekers in Ireland – as a result of the conflicts in Syria, Eritrea and beyond – should motivate effective forward-thinking policy and practices. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Limerick man jailed for brutal attack on elderly Cork woman

first_imgNewsLimerick man jailed for brutal attack on elderly Cork womanBy Staff Reporter – July 6, 2017 772 Previous articleFuture Islands: chest thumping intensity at Dolan’sNext articleLimerick’s DeLorean Suite on remix duties Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement A LIMERICK man who called gardaí and told them he had just tried to kill his elderly neighbour has been jailed for attacking and sexually assaulting the woman.Mr Justice Paul Coffey said that the 51-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, carried out an unprovoked, brutal and shocking attack on the woman.The man had called to the 66-year-old woman’s home just after nine that evening for “no particular reason”. The separated mother-of-three lived alone in her home in county Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He asked the woman if she would share the wine she was drinking with him. He then “suddenly switched temper, told her he could have her” and “clattered her”, Patrick Gageby SC, prosecuting, told the court.He put a cushion over her face, pulled down her pyjamas bottoms and sexually assaulted her.A local detective inspector told Mr Gageby that gardaí were first alerted to the attack when the accused made a 999 call to his local garda station and said “I tried to kill her by putting a cushion over her head”.Officers first called to his home and he told them the woman lived nearby. The woman was in a state of distress when gardaí arrived and she was taken to a nearby hospital for examination.She later made a statement to gardaí saying she had no recollection of what happened after the man thumped her in the eye and put a cushion over her face.A medical examination found that she had bruises on her jaw, neck, knee and thigh. There were also bruises on her upper inner thigh close to her genital area and she had cut to her vagina.The man initially denied the charges. He pleaded guilty on the morning of his trial at the Central Criminal Court last April to assault causing harm but pleaded not (NOT) guilty to raping the woman in her home on November 4, 2015.Mr Justice Coffey reduced a headline sentence of six years to four-and-a-half years. He backdated the sentenced to last April, when the man went into custody.He noted the man’s guilty plea, which came after the victim’s evidence in the trial last April, had spared her having to cross-examined. He also noted the man had expressed a deep and profound remorse for his actions and has apologised unreservedly to the victim.The judge also noted the traumatic effect of the attack on the woman, saying that she went from being a people person to no longer feeling safe in her own home.She cries every time she thinks about the attack, feels her home is now a crime scene and locks every door in the house before going to bed.Mr Gageby read the woman’s victim impact report in which she stated that her life has never been the same since the sexual assault.“I have not walked up the road since it happened, before I would have walked around freely. I used to be so involved in my locality. I enjoyed meeting people,” the woman said.She said she now gets a taxi everywhere and gets the driver to wait outside the shops for her.“The chain is always on the door. It has stopped me being sociable. I used to be a people person. I lock every door in the house, including my own bedroom door,” the woman said.She has to take medication to help her relax and she asked both her ex-husband and her adult children to phone in advance if they are calling over to her.“I still cry when I think of it, especially since it happened in my own home,” the woman said before she thanked the gardaí and the staff who treated her in hospital.The detective inspector said the man has four previous convictions for a serious assault, assault and theft.Blaise O’Carroll SC, defending, told Mr Justice Coffey that his client wished to offer an unreserved apology to the injury he caused the victim.He suggested that there would be no case if the man hadn’t called the gardaí himself. Counsel said that he also confessed to his partner, who he had been living with at the time, and she later went to check on the woman to see how she was.By Sonya McLean Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Twitter Linkedin Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCorkCriminal Courts of Justicelimerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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