Six region missionaries hired in service to God’s common mission…

first_img Posted May 11, 2017 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Missionaries, Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY People Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Church in Connecticut press release] The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) announced May 11 that it has hired six people to serve as its first region missionaries, one each for the diocese’s six geographic regions.These include:* Northeast Region: Maggie Breen* North Central Region: Erin Flinn* Northwest Region: Eliza Marth* Southwest Region: The Rev. Carlos de la Torre* South Central Region: The Rev. Rachel Field* Southeast Region: The Rev. Rachel ThomasScroll down for information on each missionary.“I’m thankful to God that the resources of the Missionary Society of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut can once again be used to support missionaries in our state,” said the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, bishop diocesan. “We are in a new missionary era. I’m delighted that these six missionaries will assist us in greater collaboration and participation in God’s mission.”Their hiring fulfills the promise made at the Annual Convention inTheir hiring fulfills the promise made at the Annual Convention in 2015, when clergy and lay delegates voted to reorganize and restructure the diocese. The plan included a change from 14 deaneries to six regions, region missionaries for each region, increased recognition and support for grassroots “Ministry Networks,” and a change from an Executive Council to a Mission Council, whose members would be selected from regions as well as elected from ministry networks.While each Region is unique, each Region Missionary’s core task is the same: “To challenge the Episcopal parishes and worshiping communities to expand their reach into local neighborhoods by collaboration with potential community partners — from other faith-based institutions to social service organizations to government agencies.”While each region is unique, each region missionary’s core task is the same: “To challenge the Episcopal parishes and worshiping communities to expand their reach into local neighborhoods by collaboration with potential community partners — from other faith-based institutions to social service organizations to government agencies.””We’re called to listen to Jesus as disciples and spread the Good News as apostles,” said the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan. “We pray that our new missionaries will be another opportunity for us to put our shared vocation into action as followers of Jesus, intent on transforming the world even as we are transformed.”“We’re called to listen to Jesus as disciples and spread the Good News as apostles,” said the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, bishop suffragan. “We pray that our new missionaries will be another opportunity for us to put our shared vocation into action as followers of Jesus, intent on transforming the world even as we are transformed.”Last spring and summer, each Region Convocation selected and commissioned lay and ordained leaders to serve on its Region Recruitment Team. Beginning last fall, these teams helped craft the job descriptions and, early in the new year, vetted the nearly three dozen candidates inLast spring and summer, each region convocation selected and commissioned lay and ordained leaders to serve on its region recruitment team. Beginning last fall, these teams helped craft the job descriptions and, early in the new year, vetted the nearly three dozen candidates in a first round of interviews. Additional rounds of interviews followed, completed by the bishops and ECCT senior staff and human resources personnel. By early May, the six region Missionaries were hired.The region missionaries begin work on June 6. They will spend the summer and the rest of 2017 focusing on the region — its people, parishes, worshiping communities, and variety of contexts and cultures — while meeting regularly as a team for mutual prayer, team-building, learning, and sharing.“‘Traveling lightly together and following Jesus into the neighborhood’ sums up our hope for how these new missionaries will inspire and lead us,” said the Rev. Tim Hodapp, canon for mission collaboration.Referring to the 2015 governance and restructuring proposal from the Taskforce for Reimagining the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (TREC-CT), Canon Hodapp added, “They’re not tasked to accomplish the work charged by TREC-CT — namely, to collaborate, convene, connect, and build capabilities — solely on their own.“Rather, our region missionaries will assist all of us in discovering new ways to join together across parishes and engage more deeply in what God’s doing in our neighborhoods.”The Region MissionariesNortheast Region: Maggie BreenStatement: I am excited and blessed to have the opportunity to serve as the NE Regional Missionary. I am looking forward to joining with all of your efforts to spread the love of Jesus throughout our communities; together we can bring about great things. I can’t wait to start!Bio: I’ve been involved in the Episcopal Church since the cradle, though my relationship with God has blossomed in the past nine years or so as my commitment to Him and my home parish, St. Paul’s Windham Center, has deepened. I live on a tiny farm in Chaplin with my husband Michael, our dog Shirley, and a small flock of sheep – three Shetland ewes and a Gulf Coast Native ram. I received my bachelor’s degree in music education and deeply enjoy my time spent in performance and rehearsal; my husband and I both perform in the Windham Concert Band and the ECSU Concert band, and I am a member of Take Note! an a capella singing group. My past work experiences have found me in such settings as public schools, hospitals and financial institutions. In the time reserved for leisure activities, I enjoy cooking, knitting, reading and walking. I’m excited about starting this new chapter with ECCT.North Central Region: Erin FlinnStatement: I’m thrilled to be joining the ECCT Regional Missionary team, and am looking forward to collaborating with a team to imagine a new way of living out God’s mission in Connecticut by connecting worshiping communities to each other and beyond.Bio: I will be graduating from Yale Divinity School with a Master of Divinity this May. Over the past three years, I have been immersed in Anglican studies and college chaplaincy. Most recently I was the Program Director for the Episcopal Church at Yale. Prior to seminary, I worked in university administration at Northwestern University, but my background is in theater production and I worked for the Lyric Opera of Chicago as the Assistant Lighting Designer for four years. I am originally from New Hampshire, and I am delighted to be remaining in New England, and settling into the North Central Region with my husband and our giant Newfoundland dog. I am especially passionate about ministry that looks outward and is open to all people, young adult ministry, and fishing.Northwest Region: Eliza MarthStatement: I am thrilled to be serving the beautiful Northwest Region! If the Region is the Body of Christ, as Region Missionary I hope to strengthen the circulatory system so that with connection and collaboration, we may maximize participation in God’s mission.Bio: I hail from the magnificent mountains of North Carolina by way of the Chicago area. I graduated from Carolina State University with a BA in sociology and was heavily involved in the Episcopal Campus Ministry there. I then worked for two years with the unemployed and homeless in Washington, D.C. followed by a year spent on small-scale, diversified vegetable and livestock farms. The last two years I’ve lived and worked in Boston with an Episcopal Service Corps program called Life Together. At St. Paul’s, Brookline Mass. I have supported lay leadership, enhanced communication systems, and fallen deeper in love with my Episcopal community. I was born into the Episcopal Church, so it is with deep joy that I come to Connecticut to continue serving my community in this new role. In my free time, I love spending time with friends, cooking rich foods, and writing in my journal.Southwest Region: The Rev. Carlos de la TorreStatement: I’m excited to work together on collaborative projects and initiatives in the Southwest Region. The wealth of knowledge and resources are abundant in our region but so are the challenges. I look forward to gathering as a body to further engage God’s mission and continue to serve God and God’s people in our parishes, our region, and the world.Bio: I am a priest in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. A native of Peru, I was raised in Westchester County, N.Y. In 2012, I graduated from Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y, where I majored in philosophy and world religions. That same year, I began a master’s program at Virginia Seminary, Alexandria, VA. In 2015, I graduated from Virginia Seminary and was ordained a priest on the Feast of the Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary. I have worked with parishes and community agencies in Yonkers, N.Y; Houston, TX; Alexandria, VA; Washington D.C; and in Stamford and New Haven, CT. Currently, I serve as a missional curate in ECCT working with parishes, agencies, and community members to engage God’s mission in new and creative ways.South Central Region: The Rev. Rachel FieldStatement: I am delighted to return to the South Central region of Connecticut to support and encourage the ways in which you are listening for and following God’s mission of love for the world.Bio: I am first and foremost a beloved child of God, as are you. I was working as a research biologist and environmental educator on the Eastern Shore of Maryland before pursuing ordination and attending Yale Divinity School (class of 2016). In this current time of ecological crisis I am moved by the invitation of Jesus to “love your neighbor” and to imagine how our liturgy can further incorporate Creation as our beloved neighbor. When I am not spending time in or around churches can be found hiking with my energetic dog Frodo, birding, gardening, playing my Appalachian dulcimer, or baking (anything involving chocolate).Southeast Region: The Rev. Rachel ThomasStatement: I am honored to be serving as the new SE Region Missionary. I love this region. I know God’s mission is too big for any one of us, and have found great joy in sharing it with others.Bio: Seeking God and God’s path for my life has led me from Georgia to Connecticut; from being a Methodist to becoming an Episcopalian; from recreational ministry to campus ministry, to parish ministry and interim ministry. Along the way, I received three different graduate degrees and was ordained to the priesthood (in 1991). God’s continual creating Spirit always amazes and humbles me. My husband Eric is a dermatologist with a practice in Middletown. A gift to me, as I love beaches and sitting in the sun. I also enjoy swimming, cycling, and walking our Brittany Spaniel, Coleman. Whenever we can, we see Eric’s three grown children and three grandchildren, who live in Manhattan, Brooklyn (NY) and Southington, CT. Eric and I live in Deep River. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Six region missionaries hired in service to God’s common mission in Connecticut Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

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How non-profits can strike gold using golf events

first_img  15 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mike Mucci of golftp.com explains how to fundraise with golf events.Several years ago, National Golf Foundation research revealed that more than 35,000 fundraising golf events are conducted each year across the United States and that these tournaments raise more than $250 million a year for worthy causes.With this kind of money at stake, it is no wonder that many non-profit agencies are turning to golf events as the major tool in their fund raising arsenal. Advertisement Unfortunately most non-profit staffers, while extremely adept at their jobs, are not seasoned golf event planners and hiring a golf event planner can cost anywhere from $2,000 – $10,000 dollars. That kind of money is not feasible for most for profit businesses to spend, let alone non-profits.Planning and conducting a successful golf tournament is not difficult, it simply requires a little knowhow and some organisational skills.Here are a few tips on how to run a golf tournament that meets your organisation’s needs:1. Develop and effectively use a golf tournament committee and define the roles of each team member:a) Designate one person to be the tournament director. This person will be the leader and chief organiser of the tournament.b) Designate a committee of others who will be in charge of budgeting, public relations, contacting sponsors, registering participants and volunteers,etc. Have each team member report to the tournament director to insure a smooth process.2. Get Organizeda) Give yourself plenty of time to plan. Start early by finding out how many volunteers will take part and get a firm commitment. Many private clubs allow tee times to be booked up to six weeks in advance, so you’re looking at eight weeks of organization. Obviously, the bigger the tournament the more time you’ll need. The more time you have, the easier your task will be.3. Select a course and play format.a) Gauge the playing ability of the participants and pick acourse to match. The last thing you want to do is book a complicated course if the tournament will have lots of first-time golfers.b) Golf tournaments are either played by a scamble or stroke play format. Of the two formats, the four man scramble is by far the most common type of format used in fund raising golf outings.c) If the budget permits, engage a golf pro or known personality to participate in the golf tournament.4) Determine the sources of income for your tournament.Golf events provide fundraisers with an opportunity to make several different revenue streams before, during and after the event. There are many ways to generate revenue from your event including:Entry fees, sponsorships, contributions and contest fees.5) Obtain Insurancea) Insurance can be purchased to cover the prizes offered for making a hole in one on a designated hole.b) Prizes given can be trips,cars, boats,etc. Hole in one prizes are an excellent drawing card to the tournament and they also add more fun and prestige to your event.Remember, golf tournaments are a great opportunity for any organisation anywhere that needs to raise substantial funds quickly and easily. Follow the simple rules listed above and you will far surpass the knowledge of the average golf planner and this is sure to move your tournament and your organisation closer to success.Article by Mike Mucci of All About Golf Tournament Planning.Our product, Golf Tournament Planning Secrets Revealed shows anyone how to initiate, plan, organize and execute a golf event with a simple proven step-by-step strategy.Visit All About Golf Tournament Planning today andclaim your free Golf Tournament Planning Workbook and CD. How non-profits can strike gold using golf events Howard Lake | 23 September 2001 | Newslast_img read more

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Ian MacQuillin on donors’ rights v beneficiaries’ rights

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 16 February 2007 | News  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ian MacQuillin on donors’ rights v beneficiaries’ rights AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In his latest blog post Ian MacQuillin argues that developments such as the Fundraising Standards Board have “codified the idea of donor-as-consumer and prioritised the importance of the donor in the charity-donor-beneficiary relationship while marginalising the importance of the beneficiary into virtual non-existence”.He argues that we “have to start with fundraisers abandoning the idea that donors are consumers – they are not”.A recent Radio Five Live phone-in on street fundraising confirmed to him that “the British public doesn’t view charitable activity as a trilateral relationship; they see a simple bilateral relationship between themselves as donors (or consumers) and charities, which are there to provide a service, or product.” Advertisement These current complaints about fundraising methods (or is it, more truthfully, the notion of fundraising itself?) are helped by the fact that “it’s extremely deep seated in a society that interprets the ‘voluntary’ in voluntary sector as referring to giving up your time to help, rather than being funded by voluntary contributions.”MacQuillin believes it is up to fundraisers to try to restore the balance between donors and beneficiaries and move away from the idea that donors are consumers.You can share your views on this and MacQuillin’s other thoughts on his blog.last_img read more

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JustGiving and Vodafone launch free text donation service

first_imgOnline giving service JustGiving has launched “the UK’s first free text donation service” in partnership with Vodafone. Twenty one charities, including Cancer Research UK, Aspire and the Anthony Nolan Trust, have signed up to offer JustTextGiving, but all of the Britain’s 184,000 charities can register to use their personalised six-digit text codes or VICs (Vodafone Individual Code).The service charges no set-up or running costs for charities, there are no network charges for people making donations, and charities receive 100% of the amount donated plus Gift Aid if applicable.Vodafone is already supporting over 1,000 UK charities through its World of Difference programme. It is investing £5 million to provide support for charities in publicising their new codes with an online pack offering free marketing materials and advice. Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 May 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 JustGiving and Vodafone launch free text donation service  142 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img Tagged with: Digital Justgiving mobile sms Vodafone Chief Executive Guy Laurence said: “JustTextGiving by Vodafone is speedy, simple, and spontaneous. Around 50 million people carry a mobile so the potential for charities and individuals to raise additional money is very real and exciting. Whether you’re watching a friend run a 5k or you’re at your kid’s school concert, you will now be able to give on the spot. Fundraising will never be the same again.”Anne-Marie Huby, Managing Director of JustGiving, added: “The future success of the charitable sector depends on making giving relevant for the next generation of donors and fundraisers – with mobiles a pocket essential, the ability to harness the power of a simple text is game-changing for the country’s charities”.Registered charities can set up their codes from today, and individual fundraisers from 20 June.www.justtextgiving.co.uk 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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Read this book! ‘Generals Over the White House’

first_imgGenerals over the White House“Generals Over the White House” is a book that should be read and reread. It was written in 1980 by the late Sam Marcy, who founded Workers World Party in 1959. Its main subject is the takeover of the Carter administration by the military at the end of the 1970s. But this history is only part of its value.The book’s greatest value lies in its Marxist analysis of the military in relation to the civilian government — and this sheds piercing light on the Trump administration today.Marcy shows how, under capitalism, the military never stops striving to take over the capitalist government and has contempt for capitalist democracy, which stands in its way of carrying out the most aggressive military policies.For example, Marcy wrote:The difference between civilian and military control does not derive from any fundamental class difference. Both the civilian and the military wings of the capitalist government are securely in the hands of the ruling class. There is, however, a basic difference in this very important respect: the more the military encroaches, the more it erodes every conceivable element of what remains of bourgeois democracy.The military in the imperialist epoch organically tends in an anti-democratic, totalitarian, if not fascist direction. Wherever the military lays its hands, the more it invests its field of operations with repressive, anti-democratic and totalitarian measures. Nothing escapes their long, grasping reach.Marcy describes how the military drains the resources of society and contributes to the physical decay of the infrastructure and the intensification of the poverty of the masses. He dwells on the economic crisis of capitalism and how it contributes to the advance of capitalist militarism and the military.Marcy’s book, written in 1980, could not be more timely.At this moment, Trump has opened the door wide to the military in the executive branch. He is threatening war against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and plans a nuclear military buildup against Russia and China.The U.S. capitalist establishment is praising the generals in the administration as “the adults in the room.” Meanwhile, Trump and the generals are trying to destroy capitalist legality. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is kidnapping undocumented workers in their homes, at their jobs and on the streets. Muslims are being banned from the U.S. Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan are being praised as “good people.”Understanding the relationship of the military to all this is crucial. And “Generals Over the White House” is invaluable in deepening our understanding of yesterday and today from a Marxist point of view.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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St Gabriel’s Respite House campaign launched

first_imgTHE first Respite House for children with physical disabilities and complex medical needs in the Mid-West will be a game changer for them and their families, one of the over 100 families across the region that will benefit from it has stated.St Gabriel’s Children’s Respite House, a special purpose-built facility, will be located in Mungret, on the outskirts of Limerick. This state-of-the-art, six-bedroom facility is being developed at a cost of€2,481,635, with €1m already donated by the JP McManus Foundation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up St. Gabriel’s has now embarked on a major fund-raising campaign – St. Gabriel’s Children’s Respite House is about time!’ – to raise a shortfall of over €1million for the facility, construction work on which will be completed in the autumn, with an opening scheduled for the spring of next year.Maia is pictured at home near Patrickswell Co Limerick with her parents Pat and Mary Quinlan.Pic Arthur Ellis.It’s fundraising campaign was launched last night at the Savoy Hotel, which sponsored the event, and was attended by families with children who will benefit from the new facility, members of staff, supporters, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Patrick O’Donovan and others.Among those to address the event was Mary Quinlan, mother of 13 year-old Maia Quinlan from Limerick – the family that has generously allowed its personal story to be the case-study for the campaign in order to articulate the great need for this new facility.Speaking at last evening’s event, Mary said that at the moment, the only suitable respite facility in the country where Maia can go to is in Dublin and gave personal testimony as to how important it will be.  Maia is one of over 100 families across the region that need this vital service.“In June 2016 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. So, for a long time I was unable physically to look after Maia, which was very difficult,” she says of her own personal experience of the need for the centre.  For me, as her mum, and for my husband, who the burden of care fell to, we really needed the psychological peace of mind of knowing Maia was being looked after. And unfortunately that was probably the greatest source of stress.  If there had been a facility like the respite house available to us it would have been a huge support.”Of Maia’s needs, she said,  “Maia is like a newborn baby in the body of a 13 year-old. She has quadriplegic cerebral-palsy, so she is unable to use any of her limbs. She is unable to do anything for herself.  Despite all her difficulties she is one of the best people I know. I think if you are having a bad day, all you have to do is come in and sit with Maia and you will get a lot of perspective on what’s good about life.  But she does need round-the-clock care and sometimes there are other things that we absolutely have to do, whether it’s for our other children or a family event, and it’s very difficult to marry those demands with Maia’s needs. Maia will only have three years or so to avail of the facilities as it will be for children up to 18 years but even those few years will provide precious support. We know Maia will be in really good hands there. This will be an absolute game changer for a lot of families.”Said St. Gabriel’s CEO Máire O’Leary,  “From its very inception in 1961, St. Gabriel’s has been about putting services in place to help make life as positive as possible for children with disabilities.  Today, St. Gabriel’s provides the most advanced range of clinical therapies and interventions for over 600 children.  St. Gabriel’s Children’s Respite House is another stage of its advancement.  It’s a place for children to call their ‘home away from home’, their club, their getaway. It will be their own special space.“We will have the most experienced nursing and health-care staff in place to give the type of specialist care these children need, a level of care normally only provided by their parents or an acute hospital. We know the huge demands and stresses on parents who care for their children 24/7.  However, from speaking to these parents, the families want to care for their own child in their own home but need a little support from time-to-time to help them cope and recharge.“These parents give their children incredible love and care around the clock but they also have other aspects of life that need their attention and time; simple things such as tending to their other children’s needs, and, perhaps, as with Mary’s courageous story, their own health.  St. Gabriel’s Children’s Respite House will enable all of this.”Ms O’Leary thanked the JP McManus Golf Pro Am committee for their incredible support to the project, without which this hugely important facility for the region would not be developed and said that St. Gabriel’s is now turning to companies, business and organisations and the general bridge the capital funding gap.“St. Gabriel’s has had a tremendous can-do spirit over the years but it could never have become what it is without the support of the public and local business community.  We are getting very positive feedback about this project and our first pledge has come in from Limerick Twenty Thirty, which has committed to buying an overhead hoist for a bedroom to assist with lifting children.“We also want to thank Mary & Pat Quinlan and their family for stepping forward to be the face of this campaign.  They have an incredible story of love and devotion to Maia but they are also a perfect example, representative of hundreds across the region, of a family that still needs this type of facility so badly.”Said Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins:  “I know I’m not alone when I say St Gabriel’s holds a very special place in my heart.  I have had the great privilege of seeing first-hand the wonderful work St Gabriel’s School and centre have done over the years locally in Dooradoyle.  As St Gabriel’s embarks on this new chapter, I am excited and filled with hope. Now the dream of St Gabriel’s Respite House is finally coming into view the great need for it becomes all the more apparent.”Said Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Patrick O’Donovan:  “I know from personal visits to St. Gabriel’s School and Centre and meetings I have had with them the incredible work that they do for young people in this region with complex physical and medical needs.  This respite house is another evolution of that.  But hearing the story of Mary Quinlan and her family, whom I really want to compliment for their courage in allowing that story to be told, really brings home how absolutely essential this centre is. It will, indeed, as she says, be a game changer for over 100 families across this region and we all need to get behind it.”Those wishing to donate to the campaign can do so by contacting:  Kate Sheahan, [email protected] Respite for children with acute needs is back open Free Structural Yoga classes in Limerick Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSMungretSt Gabriel’sSt. Gabriels Respite House Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Respite centre in Limerick ready but no funds to open it center_img Facebook Email Work almost completed on Mungret Link Road Analog Devices donation of two playing pitches to enhance community living Print Previous articleLimerick Facial recognition firm acquired in major dealNext articleJigsaw celebrate one year of supporting Limerick’s youth Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCommunityVideoSt Gabriel’s Respite House campaign launchedBy Staff Reporter – July 17, 2018 2221 Seven Limerick post offices confirmed for closurelast_img read more

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Aaron helps raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Aaron Gillane in action during the All-Ireland semi final against Kilkenny. Photo: Piaras O’Mídheach/SportsfileLIMERICK hurler Aaron Gillane is the latest sports star to join CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) as an ambassador to help save young lives from Sudden Cardiac Death.“Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) has affected so many families in Ireland and while it is by no means exclusive to sportspeople, I don’t think there is anyone in the GAA who hasn’t been affected by it in some way. CRY has been doing such a fantastic job of screening and supporting families affected by SCD and bringing it to our attention,” Aaron commented.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “As a hurler and sports person, I am proud to be an ambassador to help the organisation to continue raising awareness for Sudden Cardiac Death in Ireland.”Conditions that cause SCD cannot be cured, but, if diagnosed, the risk of death can be significantly reduced. The best treatment for people at risk is expert assessment and this includes screening. The CRY clinic in Tallaght University Hospital is the only clinic in Ireland that provides a full-time dedicated service, and it is free to all patients affected by the condition.“We are delighted to announce Aaron as our ambassador. Funds raised for CRY this year will go towards supporting CRY’s free screening service in Tallaght Hospital and directly helps to save lives. This year, we have set an ambitious task to build a new and expanded state-of-the-art CRY Centre – the result of a unique alliance between Tallaght University Hospital, the Department of Health and CRY Ireland,” CRY chairman Tommy Fegan explained.“This fantastic new facility will enable CRY to eliminate the lengthening waiting list and to provide a significantly increased and more timely screening, investigative and treatment service. We have a target of €880,000 to build the new facility and the money raised and donated to CRY will move us closer to seeing this building materialise.” Previous articleCathedral tours for National Heritage WeekNext articleGarda App to be rolled out nationally Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp TAGSAron GillaneCommunityLimerick City and CountyNews Email Printcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list NewsCommunityAaron helps raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac DeathBy Alan Jacques – August 21, 2019 158 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat last_img read more

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Civil Society Members Including Former Judges Condemn FIR Against Wire And Siddharth Varadarajan By UP Police [Read Statement]

first_imgNews UpdatesCivil Society Members Including Former Judges Condemn FIR Against Wire And Siddharth Varadarajan By UP Police [Read Statement] Radhika Roy16 April 2020 7:52 AMShare This – xOver 3500 academicians, jurists, artists and writers have expressed their shock at the action of the UP Police under CM Yogi Adityanath in filing criminal charges against The Wire and Siddharth Varadarajan, one of its founding Editors. The statement issued condemns the “attack on media freedom, especially during COVID-19 crisis” as it endangers not just the aspect of free speech,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOver 3500 academicians, jurists, artists and writers have expressed their shock at the action of the UP Police under CM Yogi Adityanath in filing criminal charges against The Wire and Siddharth Varadarajan, one of its founding Editors. The statement issued condemns the “attack on media freedom, especially during COVID-19 crisis” as it endangers not just the aspect of free speech, but also impedes the public’s right to information. The signatories include former Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd.) Madan B. Lokur, former Madras High Court judge Justice (Retd.) K. Chandru, and former Patna High Court judge Justice (Retd.) Anjana Prakash. The Chairman of Judith Neilson Institute For Journalism and Ideas Mr Jim Spigelman AC QC, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a former chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, has signed petition calling for the charges to be dropped.Police in Uttar Pradesh have charged @thewire_in editor and JNI adviser @svaradarajan over a story criticising the Indian state’s Chief Minister. The JNI Board supports #PressFreedom and has signed a petition calling for the charges to be dropped. https://t.co/leRQXFyLqo— Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas (@JN_Institute) April 17, 2020The two FIRs filed against The Wire and Varadarajan stem from an article regarding the Tablighi Jamaat and its exposure to COVID-19. The article merely pointed out that “Indian believers” were generally late to adopt precautions and avoid congregation, and recalled UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s plans to proceed with a religious fair at Ayodhya, and his flouting of the national lockdown by taking part in a religious ceremony on March 25th.  The FIRs were filed on April 1st, based on a complaint by a resident of Ayodhya and SHO of the Kotwali Nagar Police Station, Faizabad. “A plain reading of the sections invoked in the FIRs makes it clear that they cannot apply to the article in question. The FIRs were followed up with a gross display of intimidation on April 10 when policemen arrived in a black SUV with no number plates at Varadarajan’s residence in Delhi to issue a legal notice ordering him to appear in Ayodhya on April 14 at 10am”. The statement highlights the misplaced priorities of the UP Police by underlining their decision to drive across 700 kilometres during the lockdown to issue the summons, despite the postal system being operational. The statement also brings to the fore the aspect that police action against The Wire comes against the backdrop of demonization of Muslims as being responsible for the spread of the virus by a section of the media.”The Wire, along with other independent media and journalists, has been courageous and consistent in continuing to present the facts. The UP police action is just the latest in a series of attempts by the ruling establishment, or persons close to them, to entangle The Wire and its editors in legal cases in an effort to shut them down.” In conclusion, the statement asserts that the following action should be taken: “1. Call upon the Government of Uttar Pradesh to withdraw the FIR against Siddharth Varadarajan and The Wire, and drop all criminal proceedings. 2. We urge the Government of India and all state governments not to use the pandemic as a cover to trample upon media freedom. A medical emergency should not serve as the pretext for the imposition of a de facto political emergency. 3. We call upon the Indian media to not communalise the pandemic.”Click Here To Download Statement[Read Statement] Next Storylast_img read more

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Adopt-a-resident program offers joy to seniors this holiday season

first_img Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Adopt-a-resident program offers joy to seniors this holiday season Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Music Study Club presents organ recital The Troy Music Study Club will present an organ recital by Lyra Crapps at 7:30 Monday night in the sanctuary… read more Adoptions are wonderful events – for the new parents and their child.But there are other adoptions that are meaningful also – the adoption of a resident in a nursing home.Each year at Christmastime, Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center offers opportunities for people of the community to “Adopt a Resident” and help make the season extra special for someone whose Christmas might not be as bright otherwise.center_img Jeanette Dawkins, TH&R activities director, said all of the residents appreciate being remembered at Christmastime.“But we have some residents whose families live far away and aren’t able to visit often,” she said. “And, there are others who don’t have family at all. These are the ones who really appreciate being remembered at Christmas.“It’s true that at Christmas people tend to focus on the children and I know those struggling do appreciate the help. But I think about the residents that I have the joy to know.” TH&R has an annual Christmas party for its residents and all of the residents receive a gift from Santa.“Santa passes out the gifts before the party by going room to room and spending some time with each resident,” Dawkins said.“It would be great if our community would once again help by sponsoring a resident. It’s easy and it means so much to our residents.”Adopting a resident is easy. Call Dawkins at 334-566-0880 and tell her whether you would prefer a male or female resident. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 6:27 pm Friday, November 15, 2013 “I will give you the room number of the resident and the resident’s wish list,” Dawkins said. “Then you get as many of the things on the list as you wish. It’s that easy.“I would like to say thanks to everyone in advance for supporting the TH&R ‘Adopt a Resident’ program and for making that resident feel loved and not forgotten.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

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2 police officers suspended after video shows them beating suspect

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two police officers in South Florida have been placed on administrative leave while their department investigates a video that purportedly shows them beating a suspect on the ground with batons.Officers Jaime Cerna and Richard Allen of the Hallandale Beach Police Department arrested Daniel James Dunkelberger, 27, on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly stole a cellphone and the charging cable from someone’s parked vehicle.According to the probable cause affidavit, Dunkelberger “tensed his body to impede” the officers from arresting him. The officers pushed him to the ground where he continued to resist.Cerna deployed his Taser stun-gun, “which was ineffective.” Dunkelberger stood up and attempted to flee from the officers, so Cerna deployed his Taser again. But Dunkelberger still “refused to comply with commands,” according to the affidavit.Cerna had already used both Taser cartridges, so he took out his “expandable baton” and struck Dunkelberger “several” times on his legs. Dunkelberger then went down to the ground and officers were able to restrain him with handcuffs, according to the affidavit.Dunkelberger was taken into custody on charges of burglary and resisting an officer without violence.A day later, a video emerged on social media from someone who claimed to have witnessed the encounter between Dunkelberger and police in Hallendale Beach, some 13 miles south of Fort Lauderdale. The footage appears to differ from the officers’ account.The minute-long video shows two officers with batons repeatedly beating a man standing next to their marked squad car as they order him to “get on the ground.”One officer is holding what appears to be a deployed stun-gun in his left hand, with its metal strings attached to the suspect. The other officer pulls the man to the ground, who seems to be wailing in agony.“Now you’re going to get on the ground,” one of the officers says. “Doesn’t that hurt?The officer holding the stun-gun strikes the man while he’s lying on the ground screaming.The witness recording the video yells, “Stop hitting him!”The officers repeatedly yell at the man on the ground to “turn around” before pulling his leg to flip him over onto his back and cuffing his hands.The video has been viewed more than 11,000 times on Twitter.The Hallandale Beach Police Department subsequently released a statement Thursday, saying it was “aware of the video” and it is conducting a “thorough and objective internal affairs investigation.” The department said it is also seeking to obtain all surveillance footage from the area during the time of the incident.Police later said Dunkelberger was transported to a nearby hospital after being arrested and then taken to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.Hallandale Beach city manager Roger Carlton called the video concerning during a press conference Thursday.“There is video of two of our officers in an altercation with someone,” Carlton told reporters. “It is of serious concern to the police department, to me as city manager and certainly to our elected officials.”“Any video of an altercation between a citizen and a police is always a concern. As you know, at a national level, there is more and more consciousness of this, more and more concern about it,” he continued. “Hallandale Beach is a good place, we’re a family place. But like any city, we have crime and want our people to be protected. But we also want everybody treated fairly, so I think it would be grossly inappropriate for any member of the leadership of this community not to be concerned.”The two officers have been placed on administrative leave amid the ongoing investigation into the incident. One of the officers is on paid leave, while the other is not because he recently returned from retirement and is paid hourly, according to Carlton.Hallendale Beach Police Deputy Chief Michel Michel told reporters at the press conference that the officers were not wearing body cameras at the time of the incident, nor was there a dashboard camera in their patrol car.The city recently approved the acquisition of body cameras for sworn officers, and the installation of this equipment is still underway, according to Carlton.Carlton cautioned that the witness video only shows “a point in time,” which is why they’re hoping surveillance footage and other video can fill in the gaps. He urged members of the community who have any information about what happened or additional video to come forward.Carlton said he doesn’t believe the video is evidence to “any pattern” within the city’s police force, and that law enforcement officers maintain certain rights and privileges under Florida law.“We are concerned, I want to be very candid about that,” he added. “Whatever’s necessary not only to resolve this case in a fair and appropriate manner but to ensure that all of our officers are well-trained in how to decompress situations will be done.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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