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Rector Washington, DC By Egan MillardPosted Sep 19, 2019 Rector Collierville, TN 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 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 Environment & Climate Change Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopalians encouraged to take part in Sept. 20 climate strike Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Don Robinson, a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Northampton, Massachusetts, and a trustee of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, lifts his hands during a moment of silence at the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014 in New York, two days before the United Nations Climate Summit commenced. Photo: Amy Sowder[Episcopal News Service] On Sept. 20, adults and young people around the world will skip school and work to protest political inaction on the climate crisis, and dioceses and parishes across The Episcopal Church are inviting their members to participate.The climate strike, which takes place three days before the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, consists of rallies and marches in over 2,500 locations worldwide, from big cities to small towns. Building on the momentum of youth-led school walkouts inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg – who will lead the New York march – organizers are expecting millions of people to join the strike.Reflecting The Episcopal Church’s longstanding support for environmental protection and climate action, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other bishops who are currently gathered in Minneapolis for their fall meeting expressed support for the strike and will take some time out of their schedule on Sept. 20 in solidarity.“We Green Episcopal Bishops resolve to support a network of young climate activists in The Episcopal Church, building up to an Episcopal youth presence at the important United Nations Climate Summit in 2020, most likely to be held in the United Kingdom,” the bishops said in a statement. “The Episcopal Church is already committed to action that will support a 1.5°C ceiling on global warming above pre-Industrial Revolution levels. We are working from the individual and household level up to regions and to the level of the whole Church to make the necessary transition to a sustainable life.”Diocese of California Bishop Marc Andrus was among the Episcopalians who participated in the People’s Climate March on April 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Andrus also spoke at a Church World Service vigil before the march. Photo courtesy of Marc Andrus, via Twitter.Western Massachusetts Bishop Doug Fisher and California Bishop Marc Andrus, who organized the bishops’ action and statement, have been especially vocal in advocating for climate action as part of the Christian mission.“We are slowly waking up from our denial about climate change,” Fisher wrote on his blog, encouraging all to participate in their local strike or to make Sept. 20 “a day for personal climate action.”Some parishes, like St. John’s Episcopal Church in Grand Haven, Michigan, are organizing their own local strikes.“In the very first stories of our sacred texts of Scripture, we are commanded by God to be stewards of creation,” the Rev. Jared Cramer, rector of St. John’s, told the Grand Haven Tribune.Go to strikewithus.org or globalclimatestrike.net to find an event near you.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Five years after the murder of Michael Brown, the people have achieved an apparent victory: the indictment, conviction and impending imprisonment of a white police officer for the murder of an unarmed Black man.Members of Botham Jean’s family stand with a memorial portrait of the murdered man in Dallas.Botham Jean, 26 years old, was gunned down in his own apartment in Dallas, Texas, by Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger on Sept. 6, 2018. Guyger, who lived directly beneath Botham, claimed she went to the wrong floor at the end of a 13-hour shift, entered Botham’s apartment believing it was her own and shot Botham believing he was an intruder. Locally and nationally, Black Lives Matter organizers demanded that Guyger be punished, whether or not her improbable story was true. It’s exceedingly rare that a police officer is punished for murder, especially when the victim is Black. Given the incredibly lenient standards police officers face in the aftermath of a shooting, it’s surprising that Guyger was indicted at all, and even given a 10-year sentence. It’s true that it is particularly hard to justify the quick resort to deadly force shown by Guyger or the absurdity of killing him in his own home. But Guyger is not unique among police officers in showing a willingness to shoot first and ask questions later. On Nov. 22, 2014, 12-year-old African American Tamir Rice was gunned down by a white Cleveland police officer, while playing with a toy gun in a public park. The police officer didn’t even wait until he was out of his car to open fire. Nor is Guyger the first off-duty officer to murder an innocent person. Such occurrences are disturbingly common and seldom result in criminal prosecution. A common failing of liberal commentators is the attempt to explain police killings, and the reaction to them by the justice system in legalistic terms. But laws exist to serve those who write them and will be twisted against the oppressed at a moment’s notice. An oppressor cannot be adequately described with their own propaganda. This conviction should be understood in the wider context of the Black struggle against police violence. It is about the relations of power between the ruling class and the working class — particularly the nationally oppressed. The current iteration of the Black Liberation struggle, in the form of Black Lives Matter, has been raging off and on for over five years. It erupted into the national consciousness during the uprising in Ferguson, Mo., following Michael Brown’s death. Since then, there have been dramatic high points and quiet lows, but the movement refuses to abate. Chinks in the armor of the stateThrough it all, the repressive state has remained firm. The capitalist ruling class, with its political legitimacy waning, desperately needs to hold on to its monopoly of force. Police officers must be permitted to kill without fear of consequence. Without that power imbalance between the state and the working class, the ruling class’s hold on power would quickly erode. This is the reason why so many egregious cases of police violence have gone unpunished. Nevertheless, individual agents of the state are not immune from public pressure. The insistence of Black activists to continue to struggle, and even to escalate their tactics, must weigh on the minds of prosecutors, police and politicians everywhere. Any police shooting has the potential to trigger a mass uprising. As Malcolm X said, the U.S. is a “racial powder keg” of tension. No mayor of any city wants to preside over the collapse of civil order. These agents of the state, therefore, must be hyper-aware of rising tensions across the U.S. They no doubt followed the protests on the recent anniversary of Eric Garner’s killing — a struggle that has persisted for five years — and the decision of local activists to march to the home of his murderer, Daniel Pantaleo, who was eventually fired. Likewise, in Dallas the Botham Jean case threatened to raise tensions to a fever pitch. Just days after the killing, nine activists were arrested for obstructing traffic during a Dallas Cowboys football game. And when those activists remained in jail for several days — more time behind bars than Guyger has yet seen — further protests broke out to demand their release. Dallas is also where five police officers were killed in July 2016, and nine others wounded, by Micah Johnson — seemingly in reaction to the surge of police killings at that time. This is what Malcolm’s powder keg looks like when the fuse gets too short. In order to maintain power, the capitalist ruling class and their state agents are motivated to remain firm in the face of liberal demands for reform. And yet, they must weigh that policy against sporadic but determined unrest — and the threat of full-blown uprisings — by the most militant forces in the Black struggle. The conviction of Amber Guyger is a result of that contradiction giving way in favor of the people. While this conviction cannot be viewed as the start of a major sea change, it shows the power of nationally oppressed peoples within the U.S. working class. There will no doubt be further outrages from the police and attacks by white supremacists. But this event should serve as a signal that the ruling class has weaknesses — gaps in its armor. Increased pressure from a united working class can exploit those gaps and secure greater victories. The lesson of the conviction of Amber Guyger then is to struggle, to unite, to persist.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Ruth Morrissey with her husband Paul after the High Court judgement.A LIMERICK woman, who was put through the full rigour of a 37-day court case after she developed cancer following a misread cervical smear, has said she was angry that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar promised a tribunal that he wouldn’t deliver.And support groups for victims of the cervical smear scandal have pleaded that no other sick woman be made to endure the ordeal.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ruth Morrissey from Monaleen was awarded €2.1 million in the wake of a landmark High Court case over her CervicalCheck smear tests last week.The 37-year-old mother of one has been told she is unlikely to survive more than two years.Ms Morrisey was the first woman to have go to court since fellow Limerick woman and cervical cancer sufferer, Vicky Phelan settled her action.The Monaleen woman won her case against the HSE and two US laboratories, Quest Diagnostics and Medlab Pathology in relation to the testing of her cervical smear slides in 2009 and 2012.She said she was “angry” that she had to go to court despite assurances from the Taoiseach that women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal could engage in mediation.“I was angry but realistically, when you go through your emotional rollercoaster and you think back, he made a promise that he couldn’t keep,” she said.“When I thought about it, the labs and the HSE have a right to defend themselves in a court case as much as I do. I said, ‘cop on, Ruth, this is going to trial’.”It was claimed there was an alleged failure to correctly report and diagnose and there was an alleged misinterpretation of her smear samples taken in 2009 and 2012 and her cancer spread unidentified, unmonitored and untreated until she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in June 2014.It was further claimed that a review of the 2009 and 2012 smears took place in 2014 and 2015 with the results sent to Ms Morrissey’s treating gynaecologist in 2016, but she was not told until May 2018 of those results which showed her smears were reported incorrectly.MedLab has issued a statement saying they will review the case with a view to appealing the decision.Delivering his judgment, Judge Kevin Cross said that Ms Morrissey’s had been ruined.The HSE, which runs the CervicalCheck screening programme, and the two companies that analysed her smear tests, denied responsibility and fought Ms Morrissey for 37 days in the High Court, but Mr Justice Cross held them jointly and equally liable for what happened.Victims of the CervicalCheck scandal are pleading for other women to be spared the ordeal.They called on the Taoiseach to reconsider the terms of a planned compensation tribunal which would operate in private.The 221 Plus advocacy group was critical of the court process.“Cases like this are a no-win situation for all involved. It highlights our deepest concerns about the raw and needless cruelty of forcing women, who it is accepted have already been wronged by the State, into an adversarial public legal process that makes them feel like they are ‘on trial’ just to establish the profile or the extent of that wrong and how it happened. This is simply unacceptable,” it said.Vicky Phelan said she was also concerned that the tribunal would still be adversarial and would require women to give evidence and argue their case.“The State can do something here. They can go ahead and intervene so that these cases can be settled faster, in a more conciliatory way,” she suggested. TAGSCervical CheckCourthealthLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedin Previous articlePush Post Punk Podge to GlastonburyNext articleNews Roundup May 11, 2019 – Limerick Post Podcast Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsCrime & CourtHealthPlea for no more court cases as Limerick woman awarded €2 millionBy Bernie English – May 9, 2019 1100 Email Facebook WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter LIMERICK City Sinn Féin TD, Maurice Quinlivan, has said that the Government cannot be observers while students get fleeced for accommodation they are prohibited from using because of COVID-19 restrictions.Quinlivan said that students are struggling immensely emotionally, financially and socially, and that the anger and sense of injustice they rightly feel is palpable.Deputy Quinlivan stated: “Students followed the government assurances and paid for accommodation because they did not have their timetables finalised until it was too late. Now, many no longer need this accommodation but have already handed over thousands and thousands of euro.”“Limerick is a third level city and we are very proud of the fine third level institutions that we have. I have had the opportunity to speak with some students over the last few days and the overwhelming feeling is that much of the uncertainty that they have faced around their education was avoidable. They feel that the Department for Further and Higher Education overpromised on the feasibility of getting students back on campus.“Students are in a uniquely vulnerable position in the rental market as they are often asked to pay rent months in advance. It is completely unreasonable for them to be charged for something they cannot now use.“Since the outbreak of Covid-19, students and parents have had to fight to get refunds for unused accommodation. Many are still trying to get their money back from last semester.“Requested refunds need to be processed as quickly as possible. However, more than 90 percent of student renters are off-campus in private accommodation. “There is a moratorium on evictions as was done during the previous lockdown. This is sorely needed and should never have been removed, but where is the same urgency when it comes to students?“When requesting refunds for unused accommodation, students are told that there is no protective legislation in place for renters and that they will not be entitled to their money back. This is not good enough.“Successive governments have failed students and their families. These accommodation providers need to be able to access the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) if they let students out of lease and give refunds.“We are asking students to adhere to Level 5 restrictions and I know that they will not be found wanting. But we need to show solidarity with them. Level 5 counts as ‘use prevention’. Surely that must mean that we put in place measures to ensure that they are given fair play.“All higher-level accommodation providers must be instructed and enabled to allow for leases to be terminated without incurring fees or penalties and full refunds to be issued to those who request them. If this means emergency legislation, then this is what must be done.” Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Sinn Finn TD for Limerick City, Maurice Quinlivan. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsSinn Féin calls for emergency protection for students in accommodation debacleBy Staff Reporter – October 22, 2020 198 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleTwo Men Arrested over Burglaries/Thefts in the Southern RegionNext articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | We will be back on October 30 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement Print WhatsApp Facebook
Twitter By News Highland – May 16, 2011 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Previous articleDonegal arts practicioners meet with newly elected TDsNext articleFine Gael confirms Slowey expulsion News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Newsx Adverts NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly The Donegal haulier who has been coordinating a series of protests calling for a reduction in the taxes and duties imposed on diesel has decided to call off a planned protest to coincide with the Queen’s visit to Ireland tomorrow. However, a protest during US President Barak Obama’s visit in a week’s time will go ahead.John Mc Laughlin says a protest during the Queen’s visit would have been been counter productive, as the trucks would not have been allowed into the city, and there could also be security issues.He is hosting a public meeting in Letterkenny tonight, and a number of other meetings across the country over the coming days to decide what to do next week.John Mc Laughlin’s been outlining why tomorrow’s protest was cancelled……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/jml1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Haulier calls off fuel protest planned to coincide with Queen’s visit Twitter Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Deadly and damaging storms moved through the South over the weekend from Texas to North Carolina producing 14 reported tornadoes and hundreds of damaging storm reports.Two people are also dead due to the storm over the weekend including one man in Palmetto, Louisiana, where an EF-3 tornado with winds of 140 mph destroyed his home.A 17-year-old girl in the Tampa Bay area also died after being electrocuted from a downed wire from a storm.Straight line winds of 75 to 85 mph from Alabama to Florida produced significant damage to homes in the region.Huge hail larger than golf balls covered yards in Florida and flooded private pools.Attention now turns to a new storm moving into Texas with damaging winds and a hail threat for this evening.This same storm system will move across the Gulf Coast with heavy rain and more thunderstorms expected over the next few days.Some of the rain can be heavy and could produce localized flash flooding, especially from Louisiana into Mississippi.As the South gets soaked with rain and strong thunderstorms, the northern Plains and the Rockies will get a taste of winter with snow expected Monday night through Wednesday.Wind chills are expected to drop into the teens and even single digits in the Dakotas and Minnesota on Tuesday morning.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Merton council is implementing a government-sponsored work-life balancescheme to cut staff turnover. If successful it will be rolled out across thewhole of local government. The council hopes that the scheme, which will go live in September, willreduce staff turnover from its current 17 per cent to 12 per cent in two years.The aim of the scheme is to scrap rigid work hours in local government andallow staff to work more flexibly. While the opening hours of the council willrise to 12 hours a day, staff can work flexible shifts as long as they notch up35 hours a week. The scheme will also introduce compressed hours and homeworking. It follows a successful pilot scheme between February and May that scrappedcore hours for 100 employees in the council’s housing lettings and revenue andbenefits departments. The council received a £50,000 grant to complete the pilot and is beingmonitored by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a good practice case study that could berolled out to other councils. The council bid for the grant from the DfEE’s Work-Life Challenge Fundbecause it felt that staff morale was low, it was not seen as an employer ofchoice or a best practice organisation. Paul Holmes, HR director at the council, said, “Mapping workingpractices to the needs of customers and staff is a must. There is no reason whyin the future the council cannot be open 24-7, certainly for paying bills. “The scheme should make the council more attractive to work for andhelp us retain staff.” The sickness rate for the departments in the pilot was cut by nearly half,from 115 days to 60. Holmes said, “Line managers were concerned that they would not be ableto monitor staff under the extended hours. Instead it meant that they sharpenedup their management techniques and stopped monitoring.” www.merton.gov.ukBy Paul Nelson Council scraps rigid hours in bid to cut staff turnoverOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.