2 reasons why I think the FTSE 100 is still a great long-term investment

first_img Due to Covid-19, bearish sentiment, and other factors, the FTSE 100 is a lot lower than where it was at the beginning of the year. As a result of the decline, many investors think the leading British index could be trading in ‘value territory’, where the intrinsic value of the index’s components is worth more than the price that the market accords it. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Having potential ‘value’ isn’t the only reason to be long-term bullish on the FTSE 100, however — I think there are two other reasons to be bullish for the long term:Growth in developing and emerging markets could help demandOne of the key drivers of global stock market returns in the past few decades, with the FTSE 100 benefiting as well in my view, has been the increasing spending power in emerging and developing countries. Although the Footsie is a British index, many of its constituents are global in nature. Unilever, for example, gets more business from emerging and developing markets than in developed ones. HSBC also gets more profit from the East than it does the West. As a result of the growing middle class in emerging and developing countries such as China and India, many FTSE 100 components have thrived and the index itself has increased in terms of the last three decades. Going forward, many economists expect the trend of emerging and developing markets growth to hold. According to Bloomberg’s analysis of IMF data, for instance, China will account for 26.8% of likely global growth next year, and India will contribute around 10.2%. The US, meanwhile, will contribute just 11.6% according to estimates. If they succeed, I think the increased spending power of emerging markets countries should benefit many Footsie components and thus benefit the index as a whole. Increasing productivity could be good for the FTSE 100Over the past three decades, the FTSE 100 has benefited as global productivity has increased due to advances in semiconductor and IT tech. Specifically as it relates to semiconductors, faster processing speeds have made possible numerous new tech applications such as smartphones, by making them more affordable and more practical. Technologies such as smartphones have in turn made possible numerous productivity enhancing technologies. With smartphones, for instance, workers can better communicate with their coworkers via an app like Zoom and thus potentially be more efficient. With increased productivity, the world has produced more products/services and many workers have realised more disposable income as a result. Given higher disposable incomes in various markets, demand for many FTSE 100 components has increased and the index as a whole has benefited in my view. Increased efficiency has also helped many FTSE 100 companies in terms of higher profit margins. Going forward, I believe the trend of increasing productivity due to advances in technology will continue. Many analysts expect advances in AI, quantum computing, and 3D printing to make possible numerous new applications that could make the world even more efficient.  I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Hotshots: Leinster back-row Peadar Timmins

first_imgPowerhouse: Timmins first played rugby at Clongowes Wood College How long have you played for Ireland U20?Since last year’s Junior World Cup. I played this year’s Six Nations and went to the JWC.How are JWCs to play in?Tough physically. Playing games with four or five days off in between means you have to be in top shape going out there and strict with your recovery. Every match is a cup final – if you lose one you could be out of contention for the semis.What position are you?I played No 8 for my club and six for the U20s. I played loosehead prop in my first two years of rugby but then had a growth spurt and lost some weight so I couldn’t hold up the scrum. I don’t have any regrets about leaving the front row! The back row gives you more freedom.When did you first play? RW verdict: Chosen to lead Ireland U20 when the captain was injured, Timmins is seen as a great prospect.This was first published in the September 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the mag this month! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS When I was 12, at Clongowes Wood College. I remember watching Dave Kearney in his final year when I was just starting.What do you do outside of rugby?I am studying biomedical engineering at UCD. I’m interested in the sports injury side of it and prosthetic limbs.What are your aims now?I have just joined the Leinster Academy and I want to progress through the ranks and get a senior opportunity for Ireland.last_img read more

Convention speaks against humanitarian crisis in Israel-Palestine, stops short of…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 13, 2018 at 4:53 pm Vicki–I trust you will rejoice if Israel is destroyed and punished for defending itself. What could be more “equivalent” than that? 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 Willis H A Moore says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Jerry Hannon says: Rector Bath, NC July 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm Why should that require the removal of Palestinians from their land? They have been there for centuries. It would be incredibly cruel to remove people from a land they have known as their only home just because it wasn’t their ancestral home. By that logic, the Native Americans are within their right to kick out all people of European descent from the United States since that is their ancestral home, not ours. Both sides need to learn to coexist peacefully within the region, not focus on trying to force the other side out. Douglas Crellin says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN July 14, 2018 at 12:13 pm Perhaps someone should research Peace Play International, an organization which has had success through sports in getting Israeli & Palestinian children together on sports teams. I understand this effort has led to friendships and understanding between the children, which encouraged the same behavior between their parents. “And a child shall lead them” Chaim Yankel says: July 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm Odd comment. No Palestinian ever packed their bags and migrated to Eastern Europe, there to dispossess hundreds of Jewish communities, seizing their homes, and lands, their businesses and crops, buildings , infrastructure and sending these homeless Jews out into the nearest desert. This did not happen. The asymmetry suggests that the precise reverse of your outlandish comment is much closer to the truth. It is the Jews who have terrorized Palestinians, ethnic cleansing them from first 78% of Palestine and now pushing them into reservations in the West Bank and a concentration camp called Gaza. Rightly, the land had been occupied by Arabs for 13 centuries while “Jews” (whoever they may be) spent 2000 settling down everywhere in the world except Palestine! Suddenly, it’s their land because a book they wrote says so. Grow up. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 13, 2018 at 5:42 pm Nobody wants to destroy Israel. Israel is a fact and Palestinians understand this. They simply want their homes and land back, or at least some semblance of justice and restitution from the perpetrators (the Jewish State.) This is not unreasonable: Jews have been gleaning compensation and reparations from Germany endlessly since WW II. The latest reparation is for the Grandchildren of “Survivors” and this class is very very broad. A Jew who spent the war unmolested in Spain, is a “survivor.” Susan Salisbury says: Ron Davin says: PJ Cabbiness says: PJ Cabbiness says: Vicki Gray says: July 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm How sad, how incredibly sad this display of cowardice by so many bishops held hostage by the “interfaith dialogue,” needing permission to speak their conscience, avoiding concrete actions on behalf of justice, preferring instead periphrastic euphemisms to the plain, yes, harsh words that tough love sometimes demands that friends speak to friends. Why, one must ask, is disinvestment a “dangerous” word? Why, Bishop Taylor, is this not the “appropriate context” to use the “powerful word” apartheid? Bishop Sutton, we do “actually know what the problems are.” Those, like Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, who have visited refugee camps like Balata and Aida, been delayed at checkpoints, or walked Hebron’s Shuhada Street, know all too well what the problems are. In a 2011 sermon in Jerusalem he said that what he had experienced on his visit to such places was worse than anything he had experienced in apartheid South Africa. “Apartheid” is a powerfully accurate word to describe what he and I had experienced on that visit. It is a word I was given permission to use by an Israeli Jewish lawyer, as we returned from a bulldozed Beduoin village in the Negev. It is the “A-Word” Letty Pogrebin used in a 2011 “Forward” article (https://forward.com/opinion/136418/the-a-word-in-hebron/). The problems, however, do not include the disproportionate use of lethal force “on both sides,” as if the burning kites of peaceful Palestinian protesters are the same as the live fire ammunition of Israeli snipers, as if charred fields are the equivalent of the hundred and more Palestinians killed in May, Why the fixation on Israel? Because Israel/Palestine is the Holy Land of our three Abrahamic religions and it is being desecrated, washed in the blood of thousands. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY July 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm The Palestinians fought for their rights before Hamas came on the scene and will continue what you call “terrorizing” the israelis after Hamas is gone because they are living under apartheid conditions, their lands are being confiscated, their rights taken. George Washington was a terrorist in Britain’s estimation so was Menahem Begin to the British mandate in Palestine. Europe did not want their Jews and short of annihilating them in Germany, Russia, Spain… they unloaded them on the Palestinians. In Israel the Jews started by raizing to the ground five hundred Palestinain villages. Israeli historians are teaching about that in Israreli universities, yet Americans keep spreading the myths of Israeli propaganda of how the Arabs simply left. My father was 14 when our village was destroyed and the Jews were firing at the villagers as they ran to Nazareth. Only thing left standing was our church and monastery which are now in the middle of a thriving Israeli city inhabited by European colonizers. Many were displaced again in 1967 Six Day War and ended up in Gaza where now about 2.5 million live in a 25 ×17 mile piece of landed surrounded by barbed wire and Israel controls all that goes in and out. It’s a jail. You Mr. Crellin thank your Christian White God every might before bed time that you were born NOT in Gaza but here in the United States, another occupation that annihilated the natives and pushed them off their lands, something we have in common with the Israelis.Yes, killing committed by anyone is bad, of course. Has it occured to you the Palestinians are defending themselves or is that a novel idea to want to live were God done born them. And no, Israel is not the civilized democratic “Western-like” entity that you identify with. They established a Jewish country on top of an Arab country that they are trying to suffocate. Until you go their and walk in our shoes, you don’t have to right preach from the pulpit. Chaim Yankel says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Matt Ouellette says: By David PaulsenPosted Jul 13, 2018 George Mosley Murray III says: Chris Schul says: Submit a Press Release July 16, 2018 at 10:04 am No, it is not acceptable to steal land from the Palestinians just because you have been attacked. That land does not belong to Israel. And remember, Israel has also used violence against the Palestinians (justified in many cases, but not all of them in my opinion). Therefore, don’t you think the Palestinians might also feel the same about Israel? Neither side is innocent here. It’s wrong to imply that Palestinians are all terrorists just because of the immoral behavior of some bad actors in leadership, just as it is wrong to imply that Israelis are all imperialists just because some bad actors in its government keep taking land that does not belong to them. Rector Washington, DC Jon Spangler says: Rector Albany, NY July 17, 2018 at 11:10 am Bill simple questions:You speak of occupying lands. Show me a historic record longer than the jewish ppl. I can trace them back at least 4000 years in that area whereas the name palestinian was made up, find me palestinians anywhere in the bible? Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Philip B Spivey says: Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Joan Jennings Scalfani says: July 13, 2018 at 9:46 pm How do they feel about Americas occupation of the 13 colonies that belong to England ? Would they welcome the Tories back , afte they were evicted? July 14, 2018 at 6:59 am As a person with Native America Indian ancestry, teaching USA History at an RCC University, I am distinctly uncomfortable with some bishop who seem to insist the Israel-in-Palestine issue is some kind of “family squabble” and not worthy of “so much time spent” at GC. If a resolution that is just and fair is not reached, this explosive spot on the World scene will become truly ugly. Lacking national leadership from the WH (Both parties are complicit in caving to Zionist pressure,) TEC should at least be bolder than the bishops are willing to be in seeking justice first, then a negociated peace. Slaughtering Gaza residents is hardly leading to peace with justice. Rector Shreveport, LA July 13, 2018 at 8:19 pm A Holy Land pilgrimage would offer some insight. After visiting The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem stop in and visit the residents of the Aida Refugee camp. Meet the smiling children. Hear what it is like to be tear gassed on a regular basis. After visiting Jacob’s Well in Nablus head out to meet the bakers making knafeh, the pastry Nablus is famous for. Or visit a soap maker. Stop in the Orthodox town of Taybeh. Visit the brewery and meet the men and women of the Khoury family who toil to make this business a success despite the challenges of the occupation. They will welcome you. Go to Hebron and see the sites of interest then take a tour with Breaking the Silence, a group of Israeli veterans. Worship with Palestinian Episcopalians. The service may be in Arabic, but you will be right at home. Understand the checkpoints through which you will pass and seek to understand the barriers to free travel they impose. Think how easily you can get to work or the doctor or the seaside. Ride on Israeli only roads in the West Bank. Meet the people and hear their stories. After you put your hand on the Western Wall then put it on the apartheid wall. Perhaps then the notion that Palestinians are radical Islamic homophobes will seem less certain. Many in our church have already made such a pilgrimage; the source of their passion on this topic. Douglas Crellin says: General Convention, Submit a Job Listing July 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm Sad but true. Bill Clinton had peace deal at Camp David. Ehud Buark was willing to sign. Yasser Afrat walk away. No Arab in the Southern Levant will agree to a Jewish State with its Capital in Jerusalem. Hamas in Gaza still has a Charter with the destruction of Israel. Arabs can get rid of Hamas if they want. The Episcopal Church has never said they would recognize Israel as a Jewish State. PJ Cabbiness says: July 15, 2018 at 6:16 am This news is interesting. Thank you.The vitriolic hate towards the Jewish State of Israel by some of the comments here is both irrational and immature. I would urge prayer and consultation with G-d. George Mosley Murray III says: July 14, 2018 at 10:53 pm I will grant the validity of your first sentence, at least as a rational question, but reject the rest of your commentary. TEC has never been more vibrant (well at least within my 70+ years), and we have a PB who gives me great hope for our future. There have always been, and doubtlessly will always be, those who may strongly disagree with some movement or effort, but the joy of this Church is its breadth and commitment to the teachings of Jesus, and His actions to redeem and reveal. Matt Ouellette says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Matt Ouellette says: July 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm Thank you for your accurate observations Douglas. July 16, 2018 at 11:06 am You’re talking about my house. My whole village was destroyed in 1948. What if it is your house Israel is destroying. Israel is a European colony. It is sad that the Jews were run out of Europe because the We’re so hated by European Christians. Then Britain facilitated a new home for them in someone else’s ‘house’ in Palestine. They are still doing it today. The House of Bishops votes on one of the four Israel-Palestine resolutions it took up July 13, the last day of the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas.[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The 79th General Convention wrapped up its consideration of resolutions relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on July 13, with mixed results due largely to the House of Bishops’ unwillingness to take many of the bolder steps urged by the House of Deputies.Of the 15 resolutions submitted on Israel-Palestine going into General Convention, only six passed both houses, though the successful resolutions still touch on a range of issues, including the plight of Palestinian children, the status of Jerusalem, the disproportionate use of lethal force on both sides and ways the Episcopal Church can press for peace through its investment decisions.Bishops and deputies, even those arguing for a tougher stance against the conditions of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, took pains to affirm Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself, citing longstanding church policy toward the region. And while the bishops rejected the most controversial resolution, D019, saying it amounted to a dangerous “divestment” from Israel, General Convention’s deliberations over the past week have highlighted what many see as an escalating humanitarian crisis in the region.“We need to really stand with Palestinians at this point,” Virginia Bishop Associate Robert Ihloff said in the morning session on the final day of General Convention. “It is not an even playing field.”Ihloff was speaking in favor of Resolution C038, which calls on Israel to safeguard the rights of Palestinian children in Israel’s military detention system. Joining the House of Deputies, the bishops passed C038 in a rather one-sided voice vote. Related resolutions were approved earlier in the week by both houses with relatively little objection: B021, supporting the resumption of humanitarian aid to Palestinians; B003, regarding the status of Jerusalem as shared Holy City; and D018, reflecting on the deterioration of negotiations toward a two-state solution.Even allowing debate on D019 in the House of Deputies was seen as progress over three years ago, when a similar measure at General Convention was defeated by the bishops before it got to the deputies’ calendar.The Rev. Brian Grieves, deputy from the Diocese of Hawaii, speaks in favor of the resolution he proposed about ending the church’s complicity in the Israeli occupation. “Palestinian lives matter,” he said. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceD019 sought to end what proponents say is the church’s financial complicity in the Israeli occupation through its investments in companies that profit from human rights abuses there. That resolution was taken up as a special order of business July 9 through an expedited process recommended by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies. That process also established the House of Deputies as the house of initial action for all Israel-Palestine resolutions.Resolution D019 would have asked Executive Council, based on 70 years of church policy toward the Middle East conflict, to research and develop a plan by 2019 for a “human rights investment screen” for church investments in the region. The deputies voted 74 percent in favor, but the bishops defeated the resolution July 11, with 62 percent voting no.After that vote, Sarah Lawton, deputy from the Diocese of California and chair of the Social Justice and International Policy Committee, said she was disappointed by the bishops’ decision to reject D019 but still saw opportunities for General Convention to raise its voice on the conflict through the other resolutions.“Given how things are getting so much worse and dire, both the [Israeli] settlements and the human rights issues, I think it would be useful to understand how things are shifting and also the role of the U.S. government,” Lawton told Episcopal News Service on July 11. “I wish the bishops would have more time to reflect on how that situation is changing there.”The bishops on July 13 joined the deputies in speaking out on some of those issues, even passing Resolution B016, which echoes D019 in its use of the phrase “human rights investment screen.” Unlike D019, Resolution B016 includes no timeline for action by Executive Council or any reference to church complicity in the occupation, though it ultimately could result in the church pulling money out of companies that do business there.Bishop Dan Edwards of Nevada spoke in favor of B016 before the vote, saying it balances targeted divestment from companies when appropriate with shareholder activism when that might produce greater results.“There is a time to disinvest, and there is a time to do shareholder activism,” Edwards said. “This resolution provides for both of those. To do one without the other is to limp badly.”The nuance in the language in B016 left its passage open to starkly different interpretations from groups on both sides of the issue. The American Jewish Committee released a statement July 13 applauding the church’s “rejection of Israel divestment,” while Friends of Sabeel North America tweeted, “The Episcopal Church voted today to divest.” Episcopal Peace Fellowship expressed surprise but joined in praising the vote.The voice vote on B016 was close enough that Curry requested a show of hands to confirm it had passed. The bishops were far less divided on the other Israel-Palestine resolutions. While support was nearly unanimous for the resolution regarding Palestinian children, the bishops’ response to D038, raising civil rights concerns, and D039, describing Israel as an “apartheid” state, was nearly united in opposition.“Israel is not an apartheid state,” said retired Bishop Ed Little of Diocese of Northern Indiana, a consistent voice against the Israeli-Palestinian resolutions.Use of that word alone may have been enough to defeat D039, though some of the bishops agreed that an unjust system of segregation and discrimination exists in Israel. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Anglican leader who was a pivotal figure in the fight to end apartheid in South Africa, also spoke in favor of taking a tougher stance toward Israel in a statement he released before General Convention with former House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson and Patti Browning, widow of former Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning.“I speak from a place of deep and profound respect for Archbishop Tutu,” Los Angeles Bishop John Taylor began his remarks on D039, but he disagreed that the “powerful word” chosen by the resolution was appropriate – at least not yet.“Episcopalians are famous for taking words seriously. I would support this resolution without the word ‘apartheid,’” he said. “I fear that we may need the word back in another more appropriate context.”Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton rose not only to speak against D039 but also to question why General Convention had spent so much time on Israel-Palestine. He said he supported and voted for some of the measures but asked, “Why the fixation on Israel?”“I’m disturbed by the number of resolutions brought forward about this conflict, as if we here can suggest that we actually know what the problems are,” he said. “There’s a sense of piling on here in these resolutions.”The apartheid resolution was defeated easily, as was D038, on civil rights in Israel, after a concern was raised about some of the later resolution’s supporting material.General Convention has voted in support of Middle East peace for decades, though Israel-Palestine has become one of the thorniest topics at recent General Conventions, particularly the question of divestment.Tarek Abuata of the pro-Palestinian Friends of Sabeel North America testifies July 6 at a hearing on General Convention resolutions related to Israel and Palestine. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe expedited process at this year’s General Convention was intended to ensure full, open and productive discussion of the issues, and that openness was on display July 6 at the hearing on the resolutions. Nearly 50 people testified, most of them in favor of passage.After D019’s defeat, Lawton suggested there remained a disparity between the deputies and bishops in time spent deliberating on that and other resolutions. Some bishops expressed their own reservations about the process, saying they would have welcomed more substantive discussions before voting on what all agreed were complex issues.Bishop Suffragan Jeff Fisher of Texas, who is on the board of Episcopal Peace Fellowship, offered that organization’s participation if the bishops wished to pursue such conversations formally. The topic is expected to be on the agenda when the House of Bishops meets next, in March.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 15, 2018 at 7:28 am Do you really think the terrorists in Palestine represent all Palestinians? Do the violent extremists in Israel who kill Palestinian civilians represent all Israelis? Douglas Crellin says: Doron Regev says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 15, 2018 at 5:26 pm By that logic, any Israeli citizens who do not condemn their government’s policy of stealing Palestinian land are complicit. There are bad actors on both sides. Palestine is not totally innocent in this, but neither is Israel. Both sides need to stop denying the other’s right to exist and come together peacefully. July 17, 2018 at 3:54 pm The word, “Palestine” is a Roman geographic term, although, during Jesus’ time, this area was subdivided into a variety of different designations: Decapolis, Tetrarchy, et al. The people of today’s Palestine are descended from the Canaanites of Bible times – – people Abraham “moved in upon, claiming Divine instructions. These are the people Abraham would NOT allow Isaac to marry, nor Jacob!” Some scholars, myself included, believe that today’s Palestinians are also related to the Philistines of Davidic-era fame. GAZA, for instance, was NEVER part of any Jewish Kingdom, nor did Jewish ancestors live or work there. To say, “Palestinians are not mentioned in the Bible…” is disingenuous. July 16, 2018 at 9:38 am If you lived in a house and were surrounded by neighbors who hated you for your religious views and therefore lobbed hand grenades and molitov cocktails at your house and family everyday would you not fight to expand your border to protect your family? Would you fight back after so many times and try to stop the people trying to hurt you or would you sit there and take it and wait for your children to be maimed or killed? Revisit your history and not some anti-Israel talking points. That is why I called it dumb, you are not well researched on this you are just reciting talking points and it is easy to spot. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Israel-Palestine, July 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm The response is not to steal land from the Palestinians, which the Israeli government has been doing. 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 July 14, 2018 at 9:36 am It’s not progressives in this country marching with neo-Nazis. Criticism of the Israeli government is not anti-Semitic. Bill Louis says: Matt Ouellette says: Douglas Crellin says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY July 15, 2018 at 4:31 pm No and no, but if the “innocent Palestinians are not vocally outraged by the violence commited by the Hamas terrorists then they are complicit. Those you call violent extremists in Isreal are the IDF protecting their country from violent Hamas extremists. What reaction would you expect from a country surrounded by other countries that want to see them wiped off the face of the earth. Why other Arab speaking countries refuse to take their Palestinian brothers in and end this strife is beyond me. Its all about destroying Isreal. Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Matt Ouellette says: William Nour says: July 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm It’s become routine to “tar” the voices raised against Israel’s institutionalized apartheid effecting the brown Muslims of Palestine, with the brush of anti-Semitism. It’s a convenient diversion from a inconvenient truth: Israel, with the support of the United States, has made it impossible to realize a two-state solution. A brutal repression, and seventy years of subsequent rebellions, are the result.Unfortunately, only the Israeli right-wing gets press in this country; the media would have us believe that Israelis speak with one voice. Not so. There is a robust progressive-wing that exists there which is very vocal in it’s opposition to Palestinian apartheid. They are neither anti-Semitic or even anti-Zionist. They are, in my opinion, patriots.The United States is not so far from its own systems of apartheid: African enslavement; Jim Crow segregation laws and more recently, systematic right-wing Gerrymandering. Is it so difficult to recognize when it’s happening?As a Church, we should try harder to get ahead of the curve in these matters: We stumbled and lurched into divesting from an apartheid Union of South Africa; here we go again. July 13, 2018 at 5:17 pm Israel is defending itself?!!!I love how freely we use this statement here in in The USA. The victims are the Palestinians since 1948 and before that. I am The son of a Palestinian Christian farmer. In 1948 our family’s village along with 500 hundred other villages was ethnically cleansed and our homes bulldozed. Don’t speak speak to me about Israel defending itself. Israel has always been the perpetrator. Before you speak about what you dont know, go live on Gaza, the West Bank and see how you like it. Why are we blaming the victims who were displaced and pushed into refugee camps. I swear to god, I have seen more ignorance about world affairs here than anywhere else. Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm How is it dumb? Why is it that whenever the Israeli government is criticized, the response from conservatives is to commit “whataboutism” arguments and change the subject to the Palestinian government? As if that justifies the Israeli government stealing land that does not belong to them? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books M. J. Wise says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm I’ve never totally squared Episcopalian support or identification with the Palestinian cause given their leadership’s historical embrace of fundamentalist Islam and all the homophobia, transphobia, and female subjugation that entails. But alas, this will be one of those things I’ll probably just never understand. July 13, 2018 at 8:47 pm I support Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself, but Israel’s decades of killing and oppressing (denying water, food, travel, work, housing, medical care, and more) of the Palestinians extends far beyond mere self-defense. The facts–including the ratio of Israelis killed to Palestinians killed–are clear on this point.It pains me greatly that the Israelis, the semi-secular incarnation of “God’s chosen people” in our time, seem to be treating the Palestinians in a manner quite contrary to the Hebrew Scriptures. In fact, the conquering israelis have treated Palestinians much like many Jews were treated by the Third Reich. True, there are no gas chambers, but the quality of the Palestinians’ constant oppression, torture, and economic strangulation by the Israelis bears many similarities to Germany’s restrictions on the Jews in Germany, Poland, and France.I expect to see rabid and unquestioning defense of Israel from members of far right Christian denominations, where ignorance is more widely countenanced: to see it among members of my own Episcopal Church, in direct contradiction of the facts we know about the human rights crises in Palestine, is deeply disturbing. July 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm They are trapped by evil thugs who are murdering each other – Hamas and Islamic Jihad. They oppress their benighted people by paying them to committ mayhem, murder, and suicide – all in the Name of having more bodies to join their faction in order to oppress even more Arabs.Have you no pity for the poor Palestinians whose lives are being destroyed by their evil rulers? Why not? July 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm This may be the dumbest comment I have ever read on a blog. General Convention 2018, Will Mebane says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Matt Ouellette says: Donald Heacock says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Convention speaks against humanitarian crisis in Israel-Palestine, stops short of full ‘divestment’ July 15, 2018 at 7:04 am “We need to stand with Palestine” says the House of Deputies. The headlines today report that 90 rockets were fired into Isreal in a 24 hour period this weekend by Palestinian supported Hamas. One rocket exploded hear a Synagogue and injured a family of four including children. I suppose that doesn’t matter that House of Deputies stands with the terrorists. How can the EC want to support that? Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Willis H A Moore says: July 13, 2018 at 8:52 pm Thank you for an eloquent, articulate, intelligent, and accurate comment, Vicki. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm Thank you for your accurate observations Douglas. William nour says: Chaim Yankel says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 13, 2018 at 3:58 pm Israel is not and has not occupied any Palestinian land. The territory at issue is being occupied by the murderous, terrorist Palestinian non-state. The trespassers, interlopers and occupiers are the Palestinians who are being mercilessly used by their leadership to harm, harass and ultimately destroy Israel. This Anti-Semitic, Anti-Jewish false narrative being disseminated by malicious and/or misguided persons or entities within our Church must stop! Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI July 19, 2018 at 12:09 am Once again a person that disagrees with me telling me what rights I have to preech and speaking of my ethnicity and background when you know nothing about me. I know my history. I know tge british mandate and i know what you are claiming. You speak of the war in 67 remind me again who attacked who and why? Or are your anecdotal stories just what they are stories? How many Palestinian athletes were murdered by Israeli’s at tge Olympics? Like i initially said this is about violenve when you raise every proposal abt Israel with not a single mention of Hamas people like me get suspicious of motives. Sorry you experienced these terrible things i will assume not a thing about u and just say sorry. Middle East July 14, 2018 at 9:31 pm Thank you, Mr. Spangler, for one of the best unemotional and factual statements in this thread. Radicalism on either side will not result in justice, nor will it reflect Christian caring for the oppressed on whichever side of the border. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 31, 2018 at 11:12 am As misguided as some of these points are, you still have not answered for the blatant lies and blood libels uttered by one of your own! There can be no fair or productive conversation when one side uses misinformation and lies! The onus to fix this is on your organization! Also, please explain to me how none of the criticism is aimed at Hamas, a terror group which Palestinians voted for in free elections and which rules Gaza, uses children as human shields, continues to dig terror tunnels into Israel in the hopes of murdering jews and whose stated charter calls for the destruction of Israel. The bias and denial of facts and reality shown here is shameful! Good day! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA William Nour says: July 18, 2018 at 9:31 am So now the debate is over semantics, again my original point was the universal punishment of Israel that goes on in the UN and has infected areas such as our church where it appears to be the flavor of the day. I always get on the defensive anytime anyone rolls out rhetoric against Israel but never wants to talk Hamas or the PLO or Munich or any of the other atrocities. The Jordanians murdered how many thousands of Palestinians for the same reasons and no one seems to care or want to visit the Arab world on why they won’t take in these Arabs. As for my comments about the word Palestine not being found in the bible as disingenuous, you say the words “it is my belief” a few times, so it is not fact is is a belief, that was point whether you believe it or not, they have no original claim to the land and it is the Arabs who want to drive the Jews into the Ocean, I have never heard the rhetoric the other way.We can just agree to disagree, this is obviously very passionate, you obviously applaud these anti-Israel motions, while I find them abhorrent, that is the beauty of debate, the other beauty is I can go somewhere where I believe my beliefs are more in line with my church, I am not feeling that way and haven’t felt that way in a while. What I am afraid of is the Episcopal church making the same mistakes the NFL is making. They assumed their base will never leave no matter how much they change things or in some cases insult their base but what the NFL found is there is a tipping point and once you reach that, the water pours out and it is a fact it is much harder to win back a customer then to add them as new. Featured Jobs & Calls Jerry Hannon says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ william dailey says: Johnson Stone says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 July 13, 2018 at 5:39 pm The Zionists love “balance” because it makes it appear that there is a dispute here and two sides vying for land rather than the theft of land from its inhabitants. July 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm What follows are excerpts of the statement today of the American Jewish Committee, the world’s largest Jewish advocacy organization, and an interfaith observer at the General Convention. The full statement may be read at: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ajc-commends-episcopal-church-rejection-of-israel-divestment-expresses-concern-on-other-issues-300680804.html “AJC commends the Episcopal Church for once again rejecting divestment directed against Israel, but expresses concern regarding open hostility toward Israel in other resolutions… “…This balanced approach, however, was undermined by resolutions that disproportionately focused on Israel and its need to defend itself against Gaza incitement, border riots, and violence emanating from the Palestinian territories, including the cynical use of children by Palestinian militants…”“…’While we commend the Episcopal Church for that rejection, we are concerned that unbalanced anti-Israel voices were championed through several highly problematic resolutions,’ said Emily Soloff, AJC’s Associate Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, who attended the General Convention as an invited guest and, along with ecumenical and international guests, offered greetings to the assembled.”“AJC has long supported direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians leading to an enduring two-state solution, and, in that spirit, embraces interreligious partners who genuinely champion peace for Israelis and Palestinians. AJC would welcome working with the Episcopal Church toward that goal.”SOURCE American Jewish Committee Comments (43) Matt Ouellette says: July 14, 2018 at 12:24 am The progressive left has become increasingly anti Semitic. July 14, 2018 at 4:35 pm Not a single resolution opposing Hamas or the PLO or Iranian meddling. This church is losing its’ grip and being infiltrated by elements that are trying to radically change my faith home. I have lost all faith in leadership, especially on the East coast. I am praying and thinking heavily and with a great sad heart on leaving the Episcopalians after 50 years. You are bleeding membership at a rate close to 30%, and with your policies and ignorance that is about to creep higher. Sad. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Douglas Crellin says: Douglas Crellin says: Bill Louis says: last_img read more

Beaches are becoming safer for baby sea turtles, but threats await…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear TAGSthe conversation.comWorld Oceans Day Previous articleBreaking News: Apopka Fire Department responds to reported Rock Springs Ridge fireNext articleApopka Chamber Morning Mingle: A Byrd, a big fish, and the minor leagues? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! By Pamela T. Plotkin, Associate Research Professor and Director, Texas Sea Grant, Texas A&M University, and first published on theconversation.com.On beaches from North Carolina to Texas and throughout the wider Caribbean, one of nature’s great seasonal events is underway. Adult female sea turtles are crawling out of the ocean, digging deep holes in the sand and laying eggs. After about 60 days turtle hatchlings will emerge and head for the water’s edge, fending for themselves from their first moments.I have spent 36 years studying sea turtle ecology and conservation. All seven species of sea turtle found around the world are classified as vulnerable or endangered. Nesting season is an important opportunity for us to collect data on turtle abundance and trends. For those of us who have spent decades studying turtles on nesting beaches, anticipation builds as we prepare for their arrival. And when that first turtle comes ashore to usher in the nesting season, it feels as though we are welcoming home old friends.Today most coastal areas in the United States protect beaches during nesting season. Government agencies, researchers, and volunteers monitor many beaches and help hatchlings make it to the water. These measures have helped turtle populations increase. For example, the critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), which was on the brink of extinction in the mid-1980s, has increased from a few hundred nests to over 20,000 nests laid in 2017.But turtles face many hazards in the water, including plastic pollution and accidental harm or death in encounters with commercial fishermen. The future of sea turtle research depends on finding new ways to assess turtles’ status and trends at sea as well as on the beach.National Park Service biologist Shelby Moneysmith at a loggerhead turtle nest in Biscayne National Park, Florida. NPSTallying turtle nestsFemale sea turtles typically nest several times in a year. They may leave all of their eggs at one specific beach or nest at several beaches to spread out their reproductive investment. They typically return to the same stretch of coast year after year.To monitor population trends, scientists count the number of nests made on a beach during an entire nesting season. They estimate how many times an individual female turtle nests during one nesting season, and use simple arithmetic to calculate the estimated number of females that nested that year.We also walk nesting beaches to find individual turtles, collect data and biological samples from them and attach tags to their flippers. If researchers re-encounter a tagged turtle during a subsequent nesting season, they will record her return and revise their estimate of how many offspring she produces. Sea turtles typically nest every two, three or four years, so biologists need long-term data over multiple decades to track population trends.On a few beaches, olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) emerge synchronously and en masse to nest in enormous groups of hundreds to thousands, known as arribadas (Spanish for “arrival”). When this happens there are so many turtles nesting at one time that a person could walk from shell to shell across the beach without stepping on the sand. It is impossible to count most of these turtles, and finding a tagged individual from among the throngs is like looking for a needle in a haystack.Witnessing an arribada is the most thrilling wonder of nature I have experienced. The sight, smell and sound of thousands of turtles on a beach digging holes in the sand and laying eggs, choreographed to music only they can hear and understand, is indescribable.Olive ridley sea turtles in an arribada (mass nesting). Christine Figgener, Author provided (No reuse)An incomplete pictureAlthough researchers have used these methods for decades, they do not give us a full enough picture to assess how well global conservation efforts are working.One challenge is that there are too many turtles and not enough funding to record every nest on most beaches. Many nesting sites are remote, hard to access and logistically challenging places to live and work for months at a time. There are tens of thousands of miles of coastline where no one counts sea turtle nests regularly and systematically.Second, turtles don’t always produce the same number of young from one season to another. Like all animals, they invest their energy into metabolism, growth, survival, and reproduction. When food is limited, they often lay fewer eggs.Third, and perhaps most importantly, breeding females are not the only important sea turtle demographic group. Biologists want to develop population models they can use to interpret population changes, identify threats in marine habitats, predict risk, evaluate the impacts of management activities and assess sea turtle status and trends. To do this, we also need other demographic information, such as age-specific and sex-specific survival rates and age at sexual maturity. Researchers are trying to collect these kinds of data, but it is logistically challenging when we are dealing with turtles at sea.Juvenile Kemp’s ridley turtle equipped with a miniature solar-powered satellite transmitter to track its movements. Florida FWC, CC BY-NC-NDHazards in the waterThese constraints help to explain why a recent study to develop a stock assessment model for Kemp’s ridley sea turtles found that the population was growing at a slower rate than scientists had anticipated. The study did not identify a specific cause, but it took many demographic variables into account, as well as conservation efforts and turtles killed by fishermen. All of these factors are critically important to assessing a population’s status and projecting its future growth.Another recent study showed that since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – the prime residence area for Kemp’s ridleys – the turtles have produced fewer young. The spill triggered significant environmental changes in the Gulf, across multiple habitats and species including invertebrates, birds, fish, and dolphins.Oil spills aren’t the only threat. According to a recent estimate, the Pacific Ocean garbage patch covers an area “twice the size of Texas.” According to some projections, by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic than fish.Ocean plastic can kill marine animals when they are ensnared by it or ingest it in large quantities. Scientists have found many species feeding on ocean plastics, from fish living in the deepest ocean trenches to seabirds feeding at the surface. Since the early 1980s, I have studied sea turtle diets and have found plastic in the stomachs and intestines of virtually all sea turtle species from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.Some advocates assert that most of this trash comes from fishing gear. Fishing certainly is a major source: One survey of the Pacific garbage patch found that broken fishing nets comprised nearly half of it by weight.But consumer items, like toys and plastic bottles, are also part of the problem. In 2015 a Texas A&M University research team was taking samples from a 77-pound olive ridley sea turtle and found a 4-inch plastic drinking straw completely embedded in its nose, potentially making it harder for the turtle to breathe and smell – and thus to find food. Video footage of these researchers removing the straw from the turtle’s nostril, which has been viewed online more than 22 million times, offers convincing evidence of how much suffering plastic trash can inflict on wildlife.Biologists conduct in-water research and monitoring of green, Kemp’s ridley, and loggerhead sea turtles off Florida’s Gulf Coast.Overfishing also threatens sea turtles and other non-target animals, such as marine mammals and seabirds. Researchers believe that fishing pressure in the Pacific Ocean is the primary cause of a recent collapse of the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) population in the eastern Pacific and now threatens the dwindling western Pacific leatherback.Climate change is triggering changes in ocean temperature, chemistry, circulation and sea levels. These shifts also threaten sea turtles, but there is little quantitative research so far on how they will affect any species.The world’s oceans are changing at an unprecedented pace, and scientists’ methods for assessing sea turtle populations must evolve rapidly too. We need new research tools for observing ocean conditions above and beneath the surface, as well as robust population models that incorporate these new threats, to manage these globally protected species. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Shopping for the right shop online

 18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shopping for the right shop online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Schwein presents a good overview to charity shopping malls, extensive vendor details, and also an essential what’s new section to track the fast-moving developments in this sector.This is a very valuable site for US fundraisers but is also instructive for UK fundraisers looking at choosing appropriate charity shopping mall partners. Howard Lake | 11 February 2000 | News Confused by the rapidly growing number of free charity ISPs, charity shopping malls, and online cause-related marketing opportunities? It could be worse! US fundraisers have an even wider range of potential partners to choose from.Fortunately a new site from Fundraising Technology Consultant Allison Schwein attempts to provide extensive and independent information on many of the charity shoppping malls. Each site currently offering charity shopping “portal services” is listed, and information about each site is presented in a standard format.This includes overview, survey ratings & general company information, information for shopper/donors, non-profit selection criteria and services, the all-important payment details, and a punchy “Why Your Site?” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

China’s first charity Web site

first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 April 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis China’s first charity Web sitecenter_img The first charity Web site in China has been launched by the China Charity Federation. The first charity Web site in China has been launched by the China Charity Federation. The site features charity information, handles online donations and is developing a database of charity volunteers.Find out more from the People’s Daily and visit the China Charity Federation. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Irish Ship to Gaza’s review and report

first_imgPrint NewsLocal NewsIrish Ship to Gaza’s review and report    By admin – December 14, 2011 833 Previous articleFloor space cap to push out small businessesNext articleBusiness news bites admin Facebook Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Twitter Email “THE hijacking of the MV Saoirse and the siege of Gaza” is the title of a meeting taking place on Tuesday 20, 8pm in Absolute Hotel at Sir Harry’s Mall. The meeting will hear from Zoe Lawlor when she refers back to the events that began on Friday November 4 when the Freedom Waves to Gaza flotilla was surrounded by up to 20 vessels from the Israeli navy. The flotilla was then attacked. These Freedom Waves ships, the Tahrir from Canada and Ireland’s Saoirse, were in international waters when the intervention occurred and roughly 40 nautical miles from the port of Gaza.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The two ships were hijacked with violence and the 27 crew and passengers – including 14 Irish citizens – were then taken against their will to Israel where they were held in prison for a week before being ‘deported’,” reports Zoe Lawlor. A language teacher in UL, Ms Lawlor was one of the human rights activists on board the Saoirse.At this meeting, some of the Irish citizens who participated in the Freedom Waves flotilla will talk about their experience.They will explain why they attempted to breach the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the MV Saoirse. Speakers on Tuesday 20 include former Munster, Leinster and Ireland rugby player Trevor Hogan, People Before Profit Cllr for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Hugh Lewis, local Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign member Zoe Lawlor.Admission is free and the website for background information is www.irishshiptogaza.org.last_img read more

Twin towns turn pink for breast cancer

first_imgVolunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil Day Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith Wiseman Print Previous articleGarda vow on feuding gangsNext articleSwimming – Medal haul for Limerick Swimming Club John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Stay SunSmart come rain or shine Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Cannonball Run is coming back to Limerick A sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA SEA of pink washed over the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on Sunday as they hosted the sixth annual Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer.This year proved to be the biggest event to date, with more than 1,000 walkers and runners and crowds in excess of 1,600 joining in the celebrations afterwards at the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Niamh Briggs, captain of the Irish Ladies Rugby Team and this year’s Killaloe Pink Ribbon Ambassador, led out the army of pink t-shirts on the 10k route from the Lakeside Hotel.She said: “It is an honour to be asked to support such an amazing charity. It’s so important to spread the good word, fight the fight and some day they will find a cure.”The first to cross the finish line with a time of 45.02 was Martin Pearl of Ballina, and right behind him was the first lady to pass the line, Mairead O’Callighan of Effin, Co Limerick with a time of 46.17.Carmell DeMello. event chairperson said on Sunday: “I am absolutely thrilled with today’s turnout. It is such an amazing cause, and I’m very proud of the residents of the town for all their effort in making today what it is.”Local businesses once again got involved dressing shop windows, and flying flags and balloons, while a bunting of pink bras swung proudly across the bridge joining the two counties.The funds from the walk go directly to Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that supports vital services including the National Cancer Freephone Helpline (1800 200 700) staffed by specialist cancer care nurses.In 2011, specialist cancer nurses supported 22,120 callers to the National Cancer Helpline. A total of 741 of these calls came from the Mid West region of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.The Society’s advocacy service provides a voice for women with breast cancer in Ireland, while financial assistance is also available for those experiencing difficulties as a result of their cancer diagnosis. Other vital services include: health promotion, providing community and workplace programmes on breast cancer awareness and early detection; night nursing for critically ill patients.Some 8,110 nights of care were provided to 2,014 families in 2011, 996 nights of which were provided in the Mid West region.In addition, more than 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were provided to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011 with 58,553 distributed in the Mid West. Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Facebook Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Chris Dudley singer with the Mogley Mob during the warming up.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mogley Mob & DFN entertain the walkers as they cross the bridge.Picture: Keith Wiseman Niamh Briggs appointed as UL Bohs Women’s Head Coach Twitter Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon WalkCarmell DeMello, Chairperson of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon with Niamh Briggs, Ambassador of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon and Captain of the Irish ladies Rugby Team at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk. Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman TAGSAction Breast CancerballinaIrish Cancer Societykillaloeniamh briggsPink Ribbon Walk WhatsApp Linkedin NewsTwin towns turn pink for breast cancerBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 1393 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer sufferers Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Nicola Wood and the pink panters…Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mary O’Sullivan, Killaloe hanging Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email Limerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning Streaklast_img read more

Balloon campaign

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local and area Dairy Queen restaurants are joining forces to raise money for Medical Center Health System during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) balloon campaign through Monday. Since 1984, Dairy Queen has raised more than $145 million to provide life-saving treatment, programs and medical equipment for pediatric patients including the hundreds of children treated annually at Medical Center Hospital. Money is raised when customers contribute $1 or more at checkout. A CMN balloon is put up in the restaurant in their name. Dairy locations are: 2761 N. Grandview Ave., 1525 S. Grant Ave., 720 W. University Blvd., and 811 Maple Ave., in Odessa; 802 S. Big Spring St., 3702 W. Wall St. and 706 N. Big Spring St., in Midland; 1007 N. Main St., in Andrews; 1009 Lamesa Highway, in Big Spring; and 1226 S. Eddy St., in Pecos. Balloon campaign WhatsApp Pinterest Local Newscenter_img TAGS  Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Sockers FC returns home to face DentonNext articleLearn About Auto Window Tint Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Foróige calls on older people in Donegal to volunteer

first_img Previous articleCensus shows 10% of Donegal people live aloneNext articleFormer Letterkenny General Doctor guilty of professional misconduct News Highland Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook By News Highland – September 20, 2012 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Foróige calls on older people in Donegal to volunteer News WhatsApp WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Twitter Retired people in Donegal who still like to keep active are being encouraged to volunteer for Ireland’s largest youth organisation, Foróige.Older people with an interest in art, drama or music or those who simply want to share their life experience are being encouraged to apply.In Donegal, Foróige has 25 clubs, 5,000 young members,141 volunteers and 24 staff.Denis O’Brien is the groups Volunteer Development Manager:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/denisrawFOROIGE.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more