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first_imgEpiscopal Church, ELCA, and US Conference of Catholic Bishops issue joint statement on East Jerusalem Hospitals Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Israel-Palestine, Middle East Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Nov 1, 2018 Back to Press Releases Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 The Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church on behalf of its House of Bishops, along with the Presiding Bishop and Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees on International Justice and Peace and Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs have issued a statement addressing concerns about the Trump Administration’s apparent decision to end further humanitarian assistance to hospitals in East Jerusalem.The statement follows.A woman and her son receive care in 2013 at the Princess Basma Center in East Jerusalem. The center operates a through the Women’s Empowerment Program to teach women how to care for their disabled children. ENS Photo/Lynette WilsonThe Presiding Bishop and Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church on behalf of its House of Bishops, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees on International Justice and Peace and Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs together wish to raise their grave concern that the Trump Administration has apparently decided to halt further U.S. humanitarian assistance to hospitals in East Jerusalem as part of a wider curtailment of U.S. funding that has been assisting the Palestinian people for many years.The four medical institutions associated with us include: Augusta Victoria Hospital (Lutheran) St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital and Princess Basma Rehabilitation Centre (both Anglican/Episcopal), as well as St. Joseph’s Hospital (Catholic), together with Makassed Islamic Charitable Hospital, and Red Crescent Maternity Hospital, are providing invaluable medical care for the most vulnerable populations, including Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank. We consider them integral parts of our common commitment to ministry in the Holy Land.These hospitals provide life-saving and, in some cases, unique forms of health care not available otherwise to Palestinians. For example, Augusta Victoria provides kidney dialysis for children and state-of-the-art cancer care. St. John of Jerusalem is the only charitable provider of expert eye care in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre provides services for children with a wide range of disabilities and has become one of the pioneering rehabilitation centers in autism treatment in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. St. Joseph’s is a 73-bed general hospital serving the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. All of these institutions provide extensive outreach services throughout the West Bank.Each has benefited from U.S. assistance for decades and, therefore, this decision to discontinue that funding leaves the patients, the wider Palestinian community, and us disappointed and perplexed. It is difficult for us to understand why this humanitarian assistance is being brought to a halt, given that lives are being threatened unnecessarily.Calling the decision “a blow to the health of the city”, more than a dozen Israeli doctors recently said, “a sudden and significant cut of support for medical services will cause imminent and serious harm to the health and wellbeing of those residents of the city who are well-served by these hospitals and medical centers.”In addition to being a morally correct thing to do, U.S. funding is key to paying pharmaceutical suppliers of medications, paying staff, and avoiding any interruption in the treatment of patients. We call on the President to restore this vital funding so that these patients will continue to receive the treatment and care they need.The Rev. Elizabeth A. EatonPresiding BishopEvangelical Lutheran Church in America ChairThe Rev. William O. GafkjenBishop, Indiana-Kentucky SynodChair, ELCA Conference of BishopsThe Most Rev. Michael B. CurryPresiding BishopThe Episcopal ChurchMost Reverend Joseph C. BamberaBishop of ScrantonChair, USCCB Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious AffairsMost Reverend Timothy P. BroglioArchbishop for the Military Services, USAChair, USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAlast_img read more

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AAA: Florida gas prices decline 2 cents

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida$2.058$2.060$2.081$2.035$2.607$4.08   (7/17/2008) Click here to view current gasoline price averages Hurricane Hanna spares Gulf Coast fuel regionFrom AAAFlorida drivers saw another week of declining prices at the pump. The state average dropped 2 cents last week. Now drivers are paying an average price of $2.06 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Florida drivers are paying 55 cents per gallon less than this time last year. Florida’s state average declined for the 18th consecutive day on Sunday; declining a total of 5 cents during that period. Drivers in some Florida cities have seen pump prices slide below $2 a gallon.To date, the average price for the month of July is $2.09 per gallon. Although that’s 12 cents per gallon more than the monthly average in June, it’s the lowest monthly average for July in 16 years.“Pump prices are holding relatively steady after a somewhat uneventful week in the oil and gasoline market,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices throughout the rest of the summer will continue to be influenced by COVID-19’s impact on demand, and the hurricane season’s potential to impact supply. Over the weekend, Hurricane Hanna made landfall in Texas, but stayed south of the region’s critical oil and gasoline infrastructure. A direct hit to the state’s southeastern coast could adversely effect the supply chain, leading to higher prices at the pump. For now, drivers should expect pump prices to be relatively stable this week.”Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.17), Tallahassee ($2.14), Gainesville ($2.14)Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($1.94), Orlando ($2.00), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.01)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com State and metro averages can be found here Please enter your name here Georgia$2.001$2.003$2.012$1.986$2.629$4.16   (9/15/2008) SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High National$2.184$2.185$2.195$2.176$2.749$4.11   (7/17/2008) AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline) Please enter your comment!center_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.About AAA – The Auto Club GroupThe Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, banking, financial services, and travel offerings to over 13.5 million members across 13 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com. TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleAmazon Prime Video delivers a slate of new series and shows for August 2020Next articleSchool Board member Melissa Byrd releases statement on OCPS virtual learning August 10th-20th Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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US non-profits don’t resolicit online donors via e-mail

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A survey has found that US non-profits often accept donations online, but don’t follow up via e-mail.American Internet fundraising consultancy donordigital.comand Mal Warwick & Associates have conducted a survey into how non-profits follow up online donations. They found that “major nonprofits are generally good at accepting online credit card donations but they don’t bother to resolicit their online donors via e-mail.” Advertisement They donated online to 37 groups but only 1 non-profit and three political campaigns bothered to resolicit them by e-mail over the next two months. Under half sent any kind of instant or automated e-mail acknowledgement. Most non-profits simply added the donor’s details to their paper-based direct mail database. The Red Cross showed how it should be done. When they contacted the donor again via e-mail they suggested a donation to their local organisation, demonstrating a sound use of direct mail.The average postal thank you took more than three weeks. Environmental Defense’s postal acknowldgement took 56 days. US non-profits don’t resolicit online donors via e-mail Howard Lake | 10 September 2000 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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New Communications Director at British Red Cross

first_img The British Red Cross has appointed Phil Talbot as Director of Communications. He takes up the new position on 15 July 2004.In this role Phil will oversee the charity’s press and public relations, public affairs, marketing, campaigns, internal communications, publications, exhibitions, Web site, public enquiries and its museum and archives.He is currently deputy director of communications at the NSPCC, where he has worked for the last five years. Before that he spent seven years at The Body Shop, where he had several roles, including global communications PR manager and head of communications for the Body Shop in Australia. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 May 2004 | News New Communications Director at British Red Cross 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

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ScottishPower film celebrates £10m raised for Cancer Research UK

first_img“Everyone at ScottishPower has pulled together and worked hard to raise this phenomenal amount of money in record time. Our customers and employees have shown amazing support for Cancer Research UK and their willingness to get involved in the fight against cancer has been inspiring.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  89 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Cancer Research UK corporate fundraising ScottishPower film celebrates £10m raised for Cancer Research UK  90 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Edith Bowman, the television presenter, radio broadcaster and DJ, fronts a new short film released by ScottishPower this month to celebrate its raising of £10 million for Cancer Research UK. The film focuses on the efforts undertaken by people across the UK to help reach ‘£10 Million Together’ in four years. ScottishPower launched a three-year partnership with Cancer Research UK in 2012 with the aim of raising £5 million, beating this target two years later and reaching the £10 million milestone in four years.The £10m has been raised through a range of initiatives and events including sponsorship of the Race for Life, Shine and Stand Up To Cancer campaigns, sales of a bespoke ‘Help Beat Cancer’ energy tariff and events including bake-offs, bikeathons and its latest employee fundraising initiative – ScottishPower does Strictly.Bowman lost her cousin, grandfather and grandmother and two uncles to the disease, while her mother was also diagnosed with breast cancer but has since been given the all-clear.She said:“£10 million in four years is an outstanding achievement and everyone who has played a part should be extremely proud.  It means so much to me to be in the film and be part of an event that is celebrating a fundraising total that will ultimately help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”Neil Clitheroe, ScottishPower global retail director said Advertisement Melanie May | 4 November 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15last_img read more

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Yellow vests protest

first_img“Macron: You take from the poor to give to the rich” was emblazoned on the Yellow Vests of protesters in Paris on April 20. It was the latest in a five-month series of street actions by the Yellow Vest movement aimed against grotesque, growing income inequality in France. This demonstration took place five days after a fire raged at the historic Cathedral of Notre-Dame.  It was larger than the one the previous week, with about 9,000 participating in Paris and 28,000 people demonstrating across the country.President Emmanuel Macron’s economic “reforms” have further enriched the wealthy, while harming the masses of people. The people are furious!  Now, flaunting their wealth, French billionaires have pledged nearly 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to renovate Notre-Dame, while the working class is suffering. (See accompanying article.)The anger at this ostentatious display of wealth was expressed at the Yellow Vests protests. Signs read: “Millions for Notre-Dame, none for us, the poor!” Banners criticized the hypocrisy of billionaires who are offering enormous sums to repair the cathedral, while ignoring the worsening plight of workers and poor people. Further enraging the masses is the fact that international fundraising for Notre-Dame’s restoration has ignored their plight.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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National Ag Day Stresses Positive Food Message

first_imgHome News Feed National Ag Day Stresses Positive Food Message The following food trucks will be available: Dr. Eileen Langdon, a North Caroline veterinarian, said famers are taking better care of their animals today than ever before, “Farmers in my area are using the certification programs like Pork PQA and the Beef Quality Assurance program to really raise the bar on animal care.”  She said the producers she works with feel a moral imperative to treat animals well.   Dr. Langdon, along with her husband John and their children, live on a working farm in Benson, NC where they raise pigs, cattle and a variety of crops. Dr. Langdon values her role as a long-term steward of the land and takes responsibility for the care of their farm, in the interest of their family, neighbors, and industry. Scratch Truck (@scratchtruck)Scout’s Treats (@scoutstreats)Tacos without Borders (@tacoswoborders)New York Slice (@TheNYslice)West Coast Tacos (@westcoastacos)Some of this! Some of that! (@SOTSOT1) Facebook Twitter Get Your Plate in Shape at each Food Truck for National Nutrition Month with some udderly delicious FREE dairy products courtesy of Prairie Farms as well as carrots and apples from Piazza Produce. Americans are consumed with what we need to limit or eliminate from our plate to make it healthy, but to “Get Our Plate in Shape,” consumers typically just need to add foods that are nutritionally sound, like fruits and vegetables or low-fat dairy, to get that nutrition boost.  Nutritional “AG”visors will be available at each truck if you have any further nutrition questions. SHARE National Ag Day Stresses Positive Food Message In Indiana on Thursday, a special Ag Day event will be held at the Statehouse, sponsored by ISDA and the Indiana Family of Farmers.  Called “From Tractor to Truck,” the event capitalizes on the popularity of food trucks to connect Indianapolis consumers with a positive food message. Indiana FFA members will be on hand to talk with lunchtime consumers about Indiana agriculture and about where their food comes from.  “This event has further enabled us to reach our community and share with them that quality agriculture provides not only quality food but a wide variety of food choices,” said Joe Kelsay, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. “I am proud to say that the food we all can enjoy every day on every one of these food trucks or at the grocery store or farmers market or half way around the world is in part because of Indiana’s 61,000 family farms.” Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 7, 2012 Traditionally, National Ag Day has been observed on the first day of spring. This year, the powers at be moved Ag Day to March 8 because Congress was not going to be in session, and they wanted lawmakers to attend Ag Day festivities in Washington. Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the US Farmers and Ranchers Association, (USFRA) held a dialogue about food production.  The program consisted of a panel discussion featuring producers, government officials, and food production companies.  Consumers could send in questions via social media outlets and the discussion was streamed live on the internet. Most of the subjects covered dealt with the environment, food safety, and animal welfare. SHARE [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/03/agdaywrap.mp3|titles=National Ag Day Stresses Positive Food Message]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/03/agdaywrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Watch for coverage here at Hoosier Ag Today.com. Another panelist, Dave White, chief of the NRCS, said the important message for Ag Day is that farmers produce food not  big companies, “Walk into any grocery store and you will find over 20,000 products. Most did not come from factories but from the fact that we have 6 inches of top soil, occasional rains, and the miracle of photosynthesis.”  He said it is important to support agriculture so that this bounty will be there for generations to come.   Other members of the panel included Patrick O’Toole, a Wyoming-Colorado rancher; Bryan Dierlam, Director Of Government Affairs at Cargill; and Dr. Roger Beachy, former director National Institute Of Food And Agriculture. Previous articleEthanol Leaders Say its TimeNext articlePresident Appoints Former Purdue Dean as Director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Sierra Madre Older American of the Year Nominations

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Sierra Madre Older American of the Year Nominations From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 30, 2015 | 11:18 am Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News The Senior Community Commission and Community Services Department is now accepting nominations for the Older “Sierra Madre” American of the Year.If you know someone who lives in Sierra Madre, has demonstrated outstanding community service, and is 60 years of age or older please be sure to fill out a nomination form, due by Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. Nominations forms are available at the Hart Park House Senior Center, online at www.cityofsierramadre.com or by calling the Senior Services Office at (626) 355-7394.The Senior Community Commission reviews each nomination and will decide the 2015 honoree at their meeting on March 5th. The honoree is recognized at a special reception in their honor on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at the Sierra Madre Hart Park House Senior Center.For more information contact Senior Specialist Cherry Liu at [email protected] or by phone at (626) 355-7394. HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newslast_img read more

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O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project plans on display at Limerick City and…

first_imgEmail Previous articleFreeze on home helps must goNext articleFILM REVIEW: Annabelle Comes Home Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Advertisement Facebook Twitter NewsLocal NewsO’Connell Street Revitalisation Project plans on display at Limerick City and County CouncilBy Cian Reinhardt – July 26, 2019 926 center_img LIMERICK City and County Council has put on display plans for the O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project, which includes a shared space between Denmark Street and Roches Street of the city’s main thoroughfare.The plans for the proposed development will be available for inspection from today, Friday, July 26, up to Friday, August 23 at Limerick City and County Council’s customer services desks in City Hall, Merchant’s Quay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The proposed development will provide street furniture, including seating areas, trees, planting, bicycle stands, lighting, and features such as sculptures.Information on the proposed Part 8 Development of the O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project is now availableSubmissions or observations can be made up to Friday 6th September 2019 #OConnellStreetRevitalisation https://t.co/xUM5EzNGf9 pic.twitter.com/fuqXvcji6U— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) July 26, 2019The application is also available to view here. Linkedin WhatsApp Printlast_img read more

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Trump acquitted, denounced in historic impeachment trial

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Local NewsUS News Trump acquitted, denounced in historic impeachment trial By Digital AIM Web Support – February 13, 2021 Facebook By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president but exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence sparked by his defeated presidency. Barely a month since the deadly Jan. 6 riot that stunned the world, the Senate convened for a rare weekend session to deliver its verdict, voting while armed National Guard troops continued to stand their posts outside the iconic building. The quick trial, the nation’s first of a former president, showed in raw and emotional detail how perilously close the invaders had come to destroying the nation’s deep tradition of a peaceful transfer of presidential power after Trump had refused to concede the election. Rallying outside the White House, he unleashed a mob of supporters to “fight like hell” for him at the Capitol just as Congress was certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. As hundreds stormed the building, some in tactical gear engaging in bloody combat with police, lawmakers fled for their lives. Five people died. The verdict, on a vote of 57-43, is all but certain to influence not only the former president’s political future but that of the senators sworn to deliver impartial justice as jurors. Seven Republicans joined all Democrats to convict, but it was far from the two-third threshold required. The outcome after the uprising leaves unresolved the nation’s wrenching divisions over Trump’s brand of politics that led to the most violent domestic attack on one of America’s three branches of government. “Senators, we are in a dialogue with history, a conversation with our past, with a hope for our future,” said Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa.., one of the House prosecutors in closing arguments. “What we do here, what is being asked of each of us here, in this moment, will be remembered.” Trump, unrepentant, welcomed his second impeachment acquittal and said his movement “has only just begun.” He slammed the trial as “yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country.” Though he was acquitted of the sole charge of incitement of insurrection, it was easily the largest number of senators to ever vote to find a president of their own party guilty of an impeachment count of high crimes and misdemeanors. Voting to find Trump guilty were GOP Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania. Even after voting to acquit, the Republican leader Mitch McConnell condemned the former president as “practically and morally responsible” for the insurrection. McConnell contended Trump could not be convicted because he was gone from the White House. In a statement issued several hours after the verdict, Biden highlighted the bipartisan nature of the vote to convict as well as McConnell’s strong criticism of Trump. In keeping with his stated desire to see the country overcome its divisions, Biden said everyone, especially the nation’s leaders, have a duty “to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.” “That is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation. That is the task ahead. And it’s a task we must undertake together,” said Biden, who had hardly weighed in on the proceedings during the week. The trial had been momentarily thrown into confusion when senators Saturday suddenly wanted to consider potential witnesses, particularly concerning Trump’s actions as the mob rioted. Prolonged proceedings could have been especially damaging for Biden’s new presidency, significantly delaying his emerging legislative agenda. Coming amid the searing COVID-19 crisis, the Biden White House is trying to rush pandemic relief through Congress. The nearly weeklong trial has delivered a grim and graphic narrative of the riot and its consequences in ways that senators, most of whom fled for their own safety that day, acknowledge they are still coming to grips with. House prosecutors have argued that Trump’s was the “inciter in chief” stoking a months-long campaign with an orchestrated pattern of violent rhetoric and false claims they called the “big lie” that unleashed the mob. Five people died, including a rioter who was shot and a police officer. Trump’s lawyers countered that Trump’s words were not intended to incite the violence and that impeachment is nothing but a “witch hunt” designed to prevent him from serving in office again. The senators, announcing their votes from their desks in the very chamber the mob had ransacked, were not only jurors but also witnesses. Only by watching the graphic videos — rioters calling out menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the January certification tally — did senators say they began to understand just how perilously close the country came to chaos. Many senators kept their votes closely held until the final moments on Saturday, particularly the Republicans representing states where the former president remains popular. Most of them ultimately voted to acquit, doubting whether Trump was fully responsible or if impeachment is the appropriate response. “Just look at what Republicans have been forced to defend,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “Look at what Republicans have chosen to forgive.” The second-ranking Republican, John Thune of South Dakota, acknowledged, “It’s an uncomfortable vote,” adding, “I don’t think there was a good outcome there for anybody.” In closing arguments, lead defender Michael van der Veen emphasized an argument that Republican senators also embraced: that it was all a “phony impeachment show trial.” “Mr. Trump is innocent of the charges against him,” said van der Veen. “The act of incitement never happened.” The House impeached Trump on the sole charge of incitement of insurrection one week after the riot, but the Senate was not in full session and McConnell refused requests from Democrats to convene quickly for the trial. Within a week Biden was inaugurated, Trump was gone and Pelosi sent the article of impeachment to the Senate days later, launching the proceedings. The turmoil on Saturday came as senators wanted to hear evidence about Trump’s actions during the riot, after prosecutors said he did nothing to stop it. Fresh stories overnight had focused on Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington state, who said in a statement that Trump had rebuffed a plea from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to call off the rioters. Several Republican senators voted to consider witnesses. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina changed his vote to join them on that 55-45 vote. But with the Senate facing a prolonged trial and the defense poised to call many more witnesses, the situation was resolved when Herrera Beutler’s statement about the call was read aloud into the record for senators to consider as evidence. As part of the deal, Democrats dropped their planned deposition of the congresswoman and Republicans abandoned their threat to call their own witnesses. They also agreed to include GOP Sen. Mike Lee’s time stamp of a call from Trump around the time Pence was evacuated, minutes after Trump sent a tweet critical of his vice president. Impeachment trials are rare, senators meeting as the court of impeachment over a president only four times in the nation’s history, for Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and now twice for Trump, the only one to be twice impeached. There have been no convictions. Unlike last year’s impeachment trial of Trump in the Ukraine affair, a complicated charge of corruption and obstruction over his attempts to have the foreign ally dig up dirt on then-campaign rival Biden, this one brought an emotional punch displayed in graphic videos of the siege that laid bare the unexpected vulnerability of the democratic system. At the same time, this year’s trial carried similar warnings from the prosecutors that Trump must be held accountable because he has shown repeatedly he has no bounds. Left unchecked, he will further test the norms of civic behavior, even now that he is out of office still commanding loyal supporters, they said.Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Donald Trump’s defense team repeatedly used a video montage of Democratic lawmakers using the word “fight” in an effort to show the word has been used “over and over again by politicians on both sides of the aisle,” not just on Jan. 6 by Trump.Manuel Balce Cenetacenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDosunmu gets hot late, No. 6 Illinois tops Nebraska in OTNext articleGraves, Nickelberry carry Buffalo past W. Michigan 86-54 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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