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Can bad religious art be good?

first_img Fr. Michael Neal says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] On a recent visit to a museum dedicated to Christian religious arts, I came up with a potential addition to the Ten Commandments: Thou shalt not use life-size wax mannequins wearing bad wigs and bed sheets to illustrate scenes from the life of Jesus.I feel a bit bad being cynical about this museum, which was founded with the best of intentions and which I’m sure is meaningful to many who visit it. But as I viewed its Precious Moments figurines, paint-by-number Last Suppers, and Technicolor depictions of angels borne on puffy clouds, I found myself getting increasingly grumpy.The museum illustrates one of the ironies in Christianity. Some of the world’s most sublime works of art were created out of profound religious devotion—think of Raphael’s Madonnas, Michelangelo’s David, and Orthodox icons gleaming with gold. At the same time, a lot of Christian art is sentimental, cheesy and even a bit creepy. If you doubt me, search for “bad religious art” on the Internet and be prepared for a torrent of rainbow-festooned Biblical scenes, angels borne on shafts of light, and Jesus carrying people across beaches.The museum gave me some sympathy for Muslim and Jewish traditions, which have strict guidelines regarding religious art. We Christians have struggled at times with this issue as well, most spectacularly in the eighth century when zealots smashed Byzantine icons because they were believed to violate the Biblical prohibition against graven images. We eventually made our peace with religious art, though some of us are more comfortable with it than others. Think of the contrast between a Roman Catholic church filled with ornate statues and paintings and the austerity of a Quaker meeting house.Warner Sallman’s portrait of Jesus is one of the most reproduced religious images in the world.What’s sentimental to one person can be profoundly meaningful to another, of course. Though the majority of the art in the museum didn’t appeal to me, one image made me stop and linger for a long time:  a picture of Jesus that I remember hung on the walls of the Sunday School rooms in my childhood church. The image is out-of-fashion now, for it shows a Northern European-looking savior with a bit of a movie-star vibe about him. But something about that image moved me. It was my first picture of Jesus, and my visceral reaction to seeing it again proved that it’s still deeply lodged in my psyche.The museum’s many mass-produced images gave me a renewed appreciation for the power of true folk art, which often deals with religious themes. In my home church, for example, we have a colorful tapestry created by poor women in rural Mexico. Each of its embroidered panels depicts a story of some miraculous event, from recovery from a serious illness to the rescue of a child from a well. While the figures are crudely drawn and the embroidery simple, the images radiate devotion and thanksgiving.Commercial images, as opposed to fine art or folk art, are designed to appeal to the widest possible audience. By taking the safe route, they rarely challenge, puzzle, or inform us. Great art, in contrast, pulls us ever deeper. I love the story of how the author Henri Nouwen became fascinated by Rembrandt’s painting of the return of the Prodigal Son. Nouwen traveled to St. Petersburg to spend several days sitting in front of the painting, contemplating its nuances and absorbing its beauty. Rembrandt’s image made him probe deeply into the layers of meaning in the parable, helped him realize how he had played all the roles in the story in his own life, and eventually led him to write the book The Return of the Prodigal Son. I don’t think that sort of transformative experience can happen with a Thomas Kinkade image, as cozy as his little churches filled with light may be.At the same time, a lot of people like pictures of idyllic churches nestled in snowy valleys and adorable little angels with rosy cheeks. As I left the museum, I somewhat reluctantly concluded that Christianity did the right thing in telling those eighth-century iconoclasts to take a hike. We need to say yes to it all—the velvet paintings as well as the great masters, the Precious Moments figurines as well as contemporary artists who stretch our definition of what religious art can be. The Holy Spirit isn’t an artistic snob, and we shouldn’t be one either.– Lori Erickson writes about inner and outer journeys at www.spiritualtravels.info.  She serves as a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, Iowa.  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 Pittsburgh, PA Loren Horton says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Lori EricksonPosted Nov 15, 2012 Featured Events Comments are closed. Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. 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Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA November 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm Lori – I have had similar reactions to so-called religious presentations. But I have reconciled myself to the fact that just because I do not like them doesn’t mean that other people can’t find positive experiences related to them. Usually I am not that broad-minded but there are so many different possibilities that I just use the ones that speak to me in a worshipful sense and let the others be used by those that will. Thanks for the comments. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 January 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm There is an objective category of bad religious art. It is bad because it disgraces its subject. It is bad because rather than praising God, it defames Him. It is bad because it is stupid, or sloppy, or brutish. It is bad because it is so entirely unworthy of its pretensions. It is bad because it is an insult to our intelligence or sensibilities. It is bad because it stands in contradiction to its purpose. And it is bad because it perverts the very concept of art. The list goes on and on. Contemporary man has developed a definition of art that excludes absolutely nothing. But the greater disgrace is that well meaning, intelligent, educated people can’t seem to see the damage that is being done, and so encourage it. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 16, 2012 at 9:21 am Good article Lori……………………………:) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

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Episcopalians join in prayers for new administration as Biden is…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Faith & Politics Press Release Service Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC 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 Episcopalians join in prayers for new administration as Biden is inaugurated as US president 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By David Paulsen and Egan MillardPosted Jan 20, 2021 Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible on Jan. 20. Photo: Associated Press[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians across the church on Jan. 20 joined in prayers for the new administration as Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in at noon as the 46th president of the United States.In his inaugural address, Biden drew from Scripture and his own faith in calling for a unified national response to the “cascading crises” facing America, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to climate change to rampant disinformation. Projecting perseverance and hope, Biden urged Americans to be civil in their disagreements and join forces to defeat the coronavirus, extremism, hatred and lies.“We must end this un-civil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts.”Most of the celebrations and prayer services were held online because of the pandemic. On the eve of the inauguration, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was among an ecumenical group of 30 faith leaders who offered prayers in an online #PeaceWithJustice prayer vigil organized by Sojourners.“Teach our leaders to love,” Curry said in the vigil. “Grant them and grant us your loving, liberating and life-giving spirit. Move our hearts and then show us the way to break down barriers that divide, to make suspicions disappear and hatreds to cease. There are divisions being healed, wrongs being righted. We may learn to live in justice, love and peace.”The Diocese of Texas held an evening prayer service on Jan. 19, while the three dioceses in Wisconsin promoted a 24-hour prayer vigil leading up to the ceremony. New York’s Trinity Church Wall Street invited parishioners Jan. 20 to join a pre-inaugural vigil on Zoom. The Diocese of Hawaii was scheduled to follow the inauguration with “Noonday Prayers for Our Country.”Biden is expected to join Washington National Cathedral at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 for its traditional inaugural prayer service, this time being held online because of the pandemic. It will feature a sermon by the Bishop William Barber II, a Disciples of Christ pastor and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign. Musical performances will include Josh Groban and Patti LaBelle, and Curry will deliver a final blessing to conclude the service.That service comes two days after Washington National Cathedral tolled its bell 400 times on Jan. 19, once for every 1,000 lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic. The Presidential Inaugural Committee also held a lighting ceremony that evening at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in memory of the nearly 400,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19.President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden are joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff during a COVID-19 memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Jan. 19 in Washington. Photo: Associated PressBiden’s inaugural committee and leaders in Washington had asked Americans to stay home Wednesday and to limit gatherings. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attended the inauguration of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Former President Donald Trump left Washington in the morning rather than join them for the ceremony.During his inaugural address, Biden quoted Saint Augustine, “who wrote that a people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love,” he said. “What are the common objects we as Americans love, that define us as Americans? I think we know. Opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, respect, honor and, yes, the truth.”Acknowledging the pain and grief Americans have experienced in “this dark winter,” he also quoted Psalm 30: “Weeping may endure for a night, [but] joy cometh in the morning.”Biden swore his oath on a Bible that has been in his family since 1893, which he has used since he was first sworn into the Senate in 1973. Harris used two Bibles: one that belonged to a close family friend and another that belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice and an Episcopalian who was added to the church’s calendar of saints in 2018.Biden delivered his address and called for unity on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where two weeks earlier a pro-Trump mob had stormed the building as Congress met to certify the 2020 election. The attack, which forced the temporary evacuation of the House and Senate, left five people dead, resulted in damage to congressional offices and led to dozens of arrests. The House impeached Trump a week later for inciting the mob, and he is due to face a trial by the Senate.Biden has tried to strike a more bipartisan tone, including by inviting congressional leaders from both parties to join him hours before his inauguration in a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in downtown Washington. Biden is the country’s second Catholic president, after John F. Kennedy.Before Harris and Biden took their oaths of office, the Rev. Leo O’Donovan, a Jesuit priest, former president of Georgetown University and longtime friend of the Biden family, gave the convocation prayer.“Today we confess our past failures to live according to our vision of equality, inclusion and freedom for all,” O’Donovan said. “Yet we resolutely commit still more now to renewing the vision, to caring for one another in word and deed, especially the least fortunate among us, and so becoming a light for the world.”On his first day as president, Biden is expected to sign 17 executive actions that target a range of issues, from addressing the pandemic to rolling back some Trump administration immigration policies. The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is closely following developments on such issues and encourages Episcopalians to get involved by signing up for Episcopal Public Policy Network alerts.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for ENS. He can be reached at [email protected] Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for ENS. He can be reached at [email protected] This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

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Updating Breaking News: Missing elderly Apopka man found

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police DepartmentBreaking NewsMissing Person Previous articleFitzpatrick announces bid for Orange County Public School Board ChairNext articleDistrict: January brought above-average rainfall to some areas Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the Apopka Police DepartmentUpdated:Harry HolmesHarry Holmes has been recovered with the assistance of the Winter Garden Police Department. Holmes was in good condition and returned to the Apopka Retirement Center.Holmes, age 61, went missing from the Apopka Retirement Center Staff at 750 South Alabama Avenue on February 10th at approximately 8:30 p.m.You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to www.crimeline.org, or e-mail [email protected] Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website www.apopkapolice.com and click on “Crimeline”. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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ICFM seeks fundraising consultant

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ICFM seeks fundraising consultant ICFM is working with the black and minority ethnic (BME) voluntary sector to develop its fundraising capacity. ICFM will be working with the Home Office’s Active Community Unit to diagnose the fundraising potential of two well-established BME organisations, monitoring and evaluating fundraising progress and results. ICFM is looking for a fundraising consultant to work on this joint project during 2000-2001. Interested consultants should contact Louise Engleman at ICFM.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 May 2000 | News 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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Britishfundraisers.com raises ‚€20 online so far

first_img  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian’s consumer champion Anna Tims today reports on Britishfundraisers.com which says that it raises funds for charities and handles donations for them, but whose Web site has only handled ‚€20 so far.As a result of Anna Tims contact with Malaga-based Britishfundraisers.com six months ago, the Charity Commission investigated the site and the company behind it. Several of the charities listed as beneficiaries on the site had not heard of the company.Ms Tims contacted Max Diamond, who also runs Costa Business Bureau, the company behind the site, from his home in Spain. He told her that “Britishfundraisers is a non-profit organisation that aims to pass 50% of the money it raises to the charities in question.” Advertisement Britishfundraisers.com raises ‚€20 online so far Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics Following up more recently, Ms Tims found that none of the UK charities listed on the site had heard anything further from Britishfundraisers.com. Diamond admitted that the site had only received on ‚€20 so far. Although he added that £15,000 had been pledged to sponsored events planned via the site, none of the events had yet taken place.The site lists a contract that charities must sign “in accordance with Charity Commission rulings” when they register on the site.The Britishfundraisers.com site is therefore an odd mix of openness, poor track record, empty pages (there is still nothing on its news page for example), some naming errors (such as the “UK Charity Commission)), and ill-informed assertions. For example, Max Diamond himself claims that “it is widely known by governing bodies, that some charities and charitable organisations, after very high administration costs (high salaries for their bosses and staff, expensive offices, expense accounts, vehicles, television marketing campaigns, etc, etc!), they are only able to give around 5% of the amount donated by the general public, towards their actual objectives.” As such, the site does not inspire confidence.center_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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 March 2004 | Newslast_img read more

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Land Rover G4 Challenge to raise funds for Red Cross

first_img Howard Lake | 26 September 2007 | News  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, which is administering the partnership on behalf of the International Federation, said: “An association with the Land Rover G4 Challenge offers a unique and positive way for the International Federation to reach completely new audiences. It will enable us to activate projects that may otherwise not be possible.”Land Rover Managing Director Phil Popham said: “The Land Rover G4 Challenge is ideal to work as a fundraising and awareness building platform for a humanitarian organisation and we are delighted that we can leave a lasting positive legacy by working with the International Federation. “Our association with the International Federation goes back a long way, to 1954, when Land Rover supplied a long-wheelbase Series 1 to the British Red Cross for use in Dubai as a mobile dispensary. We are now looking forward to forging closer links with the International Federation through the Land Rover G4 Challenge.” 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.center_img Global adventure competition the Land Rover G4 Challenge is partnering with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with the aim of raising more than £1 million over the course of the next two events.Funds raised will go to support projects in the location of the Challenge Finals and wherever possible within the competing countries.The next Land Rover G4 Challenge will run over 18 months with a series of competitor selection events in 2008. The Challenge Finals will take place in Asia in 2009. Land Rover will donate a vehicle to the National Society of the winning nation. Advertisement Land Rover G4 Challenge to raise funds for Red Cross Tagged with: corporate Eventslast_img read more

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17 patients awaiting admission at LUH

first_img WhatsApp 17 patients awaiting admission at LUH Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Google+ WhatsApp GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter Previous articleNo ambiguity about HSE plans for community hospitals – Mc GowanNext articleLarissa Muldoon to start against Wales admin Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Homepage BannerNews Facebook Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/belltrolleys.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Almost 400 people were waiting on hospital trolleys or chairs around the country this morning, 17 of them at Letterkenny University Hospital.The INMO’s figures show five people waiting admission on trolleys in the Emergency Department at Letterkenny Hospital today, while a further 12 were waiting on the wards.Meanwhile, SIPTU is calling for the HSE to reopen its invitation to the union’s members to take part in forums about the overcrowding crisis in hospitals.Health Division Organiser Paul Bell, says he wants to know why……… By admin – February 4, 2016 Pinterest Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Roads Minister in the North says A5 is ‘delayed’ and not ‘abandoned’

first_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ Roads Minister in the North says A5 is ‘delayed’ and not ‘abandoned’ The Roads Minister in the North has confirmed that the A5 scheme is ‘delayed’ and has not been abandoned.And Minister Danny Kennedy has said that the assessment dealing with EU Habitats Directive is on-going.In April this year a High Court order quashed the decision to go ahead with the A5, and it could be as late as 2015 before work on the project begins again.West Tyrone MLA, Declan McAleer, who questioned Danny Kennedy this week, says the main questions now are around the timescale of the project, and he plans to probe the Minister further on this:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/dec1pm.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Previous articleVice Chairman of Donegal ETB says drugs seizures highlight importance of Donegal Drugs UnitNext articleCalls made for Letterkenny to host a marathon News Highland center_img By News Highland – September 11, 2013 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Google+last_img read more

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Police snatch woman from the edge of 180-foot Texas bridge known for suicides

first_imgLa Porte Police Department(HOUSTON) — Newly released dashcam footage shows Texas police officers snatching an apparently distraught woman from the edge of a 180-foot bridge as she sat precariously with her legs dangling over the Houston Ship Channel.“Ma’am. Come talk to me, ma’am,” one of the La Porte, Texas, officers said to the woman as the three officers gingerly approached her Monday night on the Fred Hartman Bridge. “You’re not in trouble, OK.”That seemed to be enough of a distraction for the two other officers to pull her to safety.“The officers made the right call pulling her off the bridge in case she was still contemplating because even a vehicle driving by can accidentally knock someone off,” La Porte Police Department Sgt. Bennie Boles said.Police there routinely patrol the bridge, which connects Baytown and La Porte, looking for vehicles stopped on it, hoping to prevent people from jumping or contemplating jumping, Boles said.“When we get calls, and the person has not jumped, we’ve got a real high success rate,” Boles added.The woman was taken to a hospital for psychological evaluation and treatment, according to the La Porte Police Department.As for the officers, Sgt. Boles said, “We’re proud of them for making that quick decision and excited for the young lady to have another day to move on with her life.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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East Weddell Sea echinoids from the JR275 expedition

first_imgInformation regarding the echinoids in this dataset is based on the Agassiz Trawl (AGT) and epibenthic sledge (EBS) samples collected during the British Antarctic Survey cruise JR275 on the RRS James Clark Ross in the austral summer 2012. A total of 56 (1 at the South Orkneys and 55 in the Eastern Weddell Sea) Agassiz Trawl and 18 (2 at the South Orkneys and 16 in the Eastern Weddell Sea) epibenthic sledge deployments were performed at depths ranging from ~280 to ~2060 m. This presents a unique collection for the Antarctic benthic biodiversity assessment of an important group of benthic invertebrates. In total 487 specimens belonging to six families, 15 genera, and 22 morphospecies were collected. The species richness per station varied between one and six. Total species richness represents 27% of the 82 echinoid species ever recorded in the Southern Ocean (David et al. 2005b, Pierrat et al. 2012, Saucède et al. 2014). The Cidaridae (sub-family Ctenocidarinae) and Schizasteridae are the two most speciose families in the dataset. They comprise seven and nine species respectively. This is illustrative of the overall pattern of echinoid diversity in the Southern Ocean where 65% of Antarctic species belong to the families Schizasteridae and Cidaridae (Pierrat et al. 2012).last_img read more

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