Episcopal, ELCA leaders headline webinar connecting political advocacy with love…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By David PaulsenPosted Jul 9, 2020 Racial Justice & Reconciliation Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Public Policy Network, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ecumenical & Interreligious, Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TNcenter_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Tampa, FL Some forms of engagement are simple yet fundamental. Webinar participants were encouraged to complete this year’s U.S. census, if they hadn’t already, given the central role of census data in setting the contours of the American political landscape, from government funding to representation. The two churches also support efforts to get more people to vote, though Amy Reumann, the ELCA’s director of advocacy, emphasized that advocacy by churches must remain nonpartisan, especially in this election year.Even so, Eaton said Episcopalians and Lutherans need not shy away from speaking out in the name of their faith beliefs. The First Amendment “keeps the government out of the church but in no way precludes the church from showing up in the public sphere,” she said. “The spiritual and the temporal are both established by God.”Webinar participants were invited to submit questions, some of which were fielded by the panel. Reumann said several questions focused on how the churches and church members can support efforts to dismantle systems of racism that are still found in American institutions and society. The issue rose to the forefront of public debate this year after the killing of George Floyd and other Black victims of police brutality.The ELCA has been working to fight against racism in society, Eaton said, but “we still have a lot of progress to make.” Curry said much of The Episcopal Church’s racial reconciliation work so far has focused its efforts on the church’s own historic complicity in racism and racist systems, most notably through the Becoming Beloved Community framework. Some Episcopal institutions and leaders have begun taking up the broader call of systemic social change, he said, and anti-racism resolutions dominated last month’s meeting of Executive Council.Racial reconciliation also is a core component of the Office of Government Relations’ work in Washington, and the agency recently helped assemble resources for responding to racist violence. During the webinar, panelists further encouraged church members to join advocacy at the federal, state and local levels in favor of policies that will move communities and the country closer to racial and economic equity.Reumann compared such work to farming redwoods: It takes time, but eventually the result is magnificent. Curry made a similar point toward the end of the webinar.“What often looks like quick and rapid social change is the result of long, hard work that’s gone on for years,” he said, mentioning that his grandfather had joined marches on Washington back in the 1940s. “Social change does not happen overnight. It is the long, hard work of one generation working and another picking it up, and you keep working and you keep working and progress is made.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal, ELCA leaders headline webinar connecting political advocacy with love of neighbor More than 2,000 join session offering tips for public engagement Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska The webinar “Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor” was hosted July 9 by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations and its counterpart in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It was livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook.[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal and Lutheran webinar on July 9, joined by more than 2,000 participants, highlighted the two churches’ nonpartisan political advocacy and offered tips for church members seeking to express their faith values through public engagement.The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, both participated in the webinar. Each spoke for about five minutes at the beginning, affirming that Christianity doesn’t just have something to say about contemporary society: It also calls on Christians to be advocates for justice.“It’s probably not accidental that Jesus speaks of the spirit of God as the advocate,” Curry said, citing the Gospel of John. “The work of advocacy really is the work of love, and it is the practical work of love in the social and public context.”The 90-minute webinar, titled “Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor,” was livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook and hosted by The Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations and its ELCA counterpart. The two churches share resources for some of their advocacy work – an international policy adviser is employed by both denominations, for example – and Curry and Eaton often speak together on social justice issues.“Advocacy is a deeply spiritual discipline,” Eaton said, adding that the Lutheran tradition of advocacy dates to Martin Luther and is grounded in the biblical call to love one’s neighbor. In Luther’s teachings, “each person lives only for others, not for himself or herself,” she said.The Office of Government Relations bases its advocacy in Washington on resolutions passed by General Convention. The office’s staff members monitor legislation, coordinate with partner agencies and denominations and develop relationships with lawmakers to convey the church’s values-based stances on issues.The office also encourages Episcopalians’ activism through its Episcopal Public Policy Network, or EPPN. Rebecca Blachly, direct of the Office of Government Relations, began her presentation during the webinar by encouraging participants to sign up for weekly EPPN action alerts or the similar alerts distributed by the ELCA’s advocacy office.“Sign up for both. Get double the advocacy in your week,” Blachly said. The alerts provide information on a range of issues being debated in Congress, from immigration policy to federal food assistance, and they include ways to connect directly with lawmakers.Blachly also invited webinar participants to learn more about those issues, including through the resources developed and curated by her office and the ELCA. Some states have local advocacy networks to join, and it helps to seek out and partner with other community organizations that already are making progress on issues of interest, she said.She and other webinar presenters also encouraged participants to simply call, write a letter to or send an email to lawmakers’ offices, making the case to them for legislative action while drawing on personal values and real-life stories.Reaching out to elected officials helps hold them accountable, but it also offers them the expertise of their constituents, said Alan Yarborough, church relations officer in the Office of Government Relations. He also spoke of the importance of following the principles of civil discourse – advocating while also listening.“We can hold fast to our values while also learning from others and seeking to understand where they’re coming from,” Yarborough said. Civil discourse isn’t about being calm and polite, he said. It helps “navigate differences” and break down barriers to change, “to hear one another, rather than shout at each other from a distance.” Yarborough helped develop the church’s civil discourse curriculum, “Make Me an Instrument of Peace.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Faith & Politics, last_img read more

Renovation in Zayuan / FESCH Beijing

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Misae Hiromatsu, Beijing Ruijing Photo: Yuming Song, Daisuke Matsumoto Projects Year:  Lead Architects: Renovation in Zayuan / FESCH BeijingSave this projectSaveRenovation in Zayuan / FESCH Beijing Save this picture!© Misae Hiromatsu, Beijing Ruijing Photo: Yuming Song+ 13Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900492/renovation-in-zayuan-fesch-beijing Clipboard Daisuke Matsumoto Area:  36 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Beijing, China ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900492/renovation-in-zayuan-fesch-beijing Clipboard Architects: FESCH Beijing Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2016 Save this picture!© Misae Hiromatsu, Beijing Ruijing Photo: Yuming SongRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Located in a courtyard (siheyuan) of hutong in Beijing, this is a rental housing renovation plan designed for a couple and two cats. Known as zayuan, the previous courtyard was subdivided in order to accommodate several different families. Modifications and extensions to the original buildings gradually occupied the once public space, leaving only a passage now. Entering from the northwest corner of the zayuan, one finds the project at the southeast corner after passing through that narrow passage (Figure 1).Save this picture!© Misae Hiromatsu, Beijing Ruijing Photo: Yuming SongIn an only 19m2 space, the architect has dealt with the common problems of zayuan, such as ensuring ventilation and lighting, reducing the uneasiness the cramped environment engendered.Save this picture!SectionThe architect kept the original roof and removed the rest. The north and south walls were opened respectively to ensure ventilation and lighting. Half of a box-shape space and a layer of floor were embedded to extend the living space.Save this picture!© Misae Hiromatsu, Beijing Ruijing Photo: Yuming SongAs the plan shows, the 2nd floor performs the private functions, which uses the raised height to guarantee privacy; the 1st floor performs the rather public functions, maximizing the openness of the exterior wall. An unobstructed space was created from the courtyard passage, running through the first floor of the interior space and extending to the southern yard. By coexisting visually, the aisle in the first floor and the passage of the zayuan successfully avoid the binary conception of indoor vs. outdoor, effectively reduced the uneasiness that zayuan usually causes.Save this picture!© Misae Hiromatsu, Beijing Ruijing Photo: Yuming SongProject gallerySee allShow lessTaoyuan Sewage Treatment Project / Habitech ArchitectsSelected Projects4 Beach / Bamesberger ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Photographs Houses Renovation in Zayuan / FESCH Beijing China CopyAbout this officeFESCH BeijingOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationRenovationHousingBeijingFESCH BeijingChinaPublished on August 22, 2018Cite: “Renovation in Zayuan / FESCH Beijing” 22 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?北京杂院改造 / FESCH Beijing是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

National Literacy Trust appoints project director

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 October 2007 | 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. The National Literacy Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Judith Parke as project director of Reading Is Fundamental, UK (RIF).Judith will be joining the National Literacy Trust from the international NGO CAFOD, where she led the community fundraising programme across England and Wales. National Literacy Trust appoints project director  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

Domenico’s Offer Of The Week

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Domenico’s Offer Of The Week From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 11:06 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentcenter_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Want to order take-out? This week, when asked with this question, tell them to take-out from Domenico’s and avail of their “2 Lasagnas Special.”One of Pasadena’s oldest restaurants, Domenico’s, located at 2411 East Washington Boulevard, is a third generation family restaurant that serves only the finest quality cuisine, using the freshest ingredients. Known for its exceptional service and genuine hospitality as well, Domenico’s is particularly famous for its pizzas and mouthwatering antipasto salad with homemade Italian dressing.This week’s takeout special at Domenico’s is two lasagnas (meat or vegetable), a half-order of garlic bread, and a quart of salad for only $19.95. That’s a savings of $8, for those keeping score.The “2 Lasagnas Special” is for takeout orders only and cannot be combined with any other promotions.To avail of the takeout special, simply sign up for Domenico’s weekly e-mail promotions and show a print out of the coupon sent to your email while you order, or you can show the coupon on your phone.Additionally, with the holidays fast approaching, why not have Domenico’s cater your special holiday event? Domenico’s is offering 10% discount for your holiday orders. Contact (626) 797-6459 to for more info.To learn more about Original Domenico’s, visit http://originaldomenicos.com for more details. Subscribe Top of the News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Something for Everyone at La Canada Presbyterian Church During Christmas

first_imgFaith & Religion Events Something for Everyone at La Canada Presbyterian Church During Christmas From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 14, 2015 | 8:50 pm Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Make a comment Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Christmas story will be told in word and song as La Canada Presbyterian Church presents four Christmas Eve services, at 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24.The celebration will also include LCPC’s annual Christmas concert, featuring carols performed by the 100 musicians of the LCPC Chancel Choir and Orchestra in “What Shall We Give Him?” on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. The free concert will be a multimedia event, featuring movie excerpts, video clips and pictures of favorite Christmas images. It will be narrated by actor Courtney B. Vance, a local resident.The Christmas Eve services at 4 and 5:30 p.m. “are designed for all generations – whether you have children or not,” said Judy Brock, who directs LCPC’s youth choirs, assisted by her twin sister, Janet Boggs. “They will express the joy and meaning of Christmas through the beautiful voices of our children and youth, with traditional carols and contemporary praise songs accompanied by guitars, mandolin, dobro and fiddle.”The 7:30 p.m. service will include the Praise Band, led by Andrew Pratt, with candle lighting.At 9:30, Jack Lantz will lead a concert featuring the Chancel Choir and its talented soloists. It will be followed at 10 by a traditional service of Lessons & Carols.La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. For further information, visit www.lacanadapc.org or call (818) 790-6708. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

House Unanimously Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Rename Sierra Madre Post Office in Honor of Veteran and Immigrant Louis Van Iersel

first_img Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to rename the Sierra Madre, CA post office after Sergeant Louis Van Iersel, an immigrant, father, husband, and veteran who lived in Sierra Madre. The bill was introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) who represents the area. Rep. Chu released the following statement:Sergeant Louis Van Iersel’s life was the true example of the American Dream. As an immigrant, he immediately sought to serve his new country and did so with incredible valor and heroism. Not in just one World War, but two. Whether learning English while working in the kitchen, crossing an icy river under German fire to deliver intelligence, or teaching his sons to follow his example, Mr. Van Iersel was a true hero. For the lives he saved, and the lives he inspired, Louis Van Iersel deserves to be recognized and remembered here in the city he called home. That is why I introduced this bill to renamed the Sierra Madre post office in his honor. I’m so pleased the House has unanimously agreed.”Rep. Chu first introduced the bill to rename the Sierra Madre post office on March 16, 2016. The bill would designate the U.S. Postal Facility at 61 South Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre, California, the Louis Van Iersel Post Office. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government House Unanimously Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Rename Sierra Madre Post Office in Honor of Veteran and Immigrant Louis Van Iersel Published on Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6:46 pmcenter_img HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

From Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in France

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSCahill Irish Cheese FarmcheeseKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsFrom Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in FranceBy Meghann Scully – February 29, 2020 145 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleLaverty’s life of Full and PlentyNext articleJvG names team for Scarlets clash with Farrell back in the XV Meghann Scully Emailcenter_img Linkedin Bord Bia hosted a Limerick farmhouse cheesemaker at France’s premier cheese and dairy event, Salon du Fromage, in Paris this week.Cahill Irish Farm Cheese from Newcastle West attended the “Salon” trade event which closes today, February 26th. This event showcases over 200 artisan producers from 20 countries, with over 7,000 buyers and visitors in attendance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the opportunity for Irish farmhouse cheese, Bord Bia France and Belgium Manager, Finnian O’Luasa said, “The strong and sustained growth of Irish artisan cheese exports to France, from 5 tonnes to over 35 tonnes in the last 8 years, is an invaluable endorsement of the quality of Irish farmhouse cheese internationally.“As the epi-centre of gourmet cheese, France remains a key market for the sector and Salon du Fromage is an important event in the specialty dairy sector’s calendar.“Given the challenges of Brexit and US tariffs coming to the fore in recent, the event is an ideal opportunity to showcase Irish artisan cheese to new buyers, while also developing existing relationships.” he added.Bluebell Falls and Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese exhibited for the first time at the event, while Cahill Irish Farm Cheese, Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, Durrus Farmhouse Cheese, and Cooleeney Farm have been present in the French market for a number of years.Bord Bia provided market insight and logistical support as well as contacted buyers for the six Irish companies who participated on the stand. Bord Bia also hosted a trade reception on the stand with Ireland’s Ambassador to France, H.S Patricia O’Brien, to further develop relations between the Irish cheesemakers and French buyers.Today, there are 68 cheesemakers in Ireland and the sector is valued at approximately €20 million per annum at farm gate level. The sector currently exports to 25 countries. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Ector Middle School pantry receives food

first_img Two packages of complete meals were packed by Odessa High School AVID students and delivered to Ector Middle School’s new food pantry on Thursday at Ector Middle School. Two packages of complete meals were packed by Odessa High School AVID students and delivered to Ector Middle School’s new food pantry on Thursday at Ector Middle School. WhatsApp Registration set for engineering camp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Ector Middle School’s new food pantry received a delivery of about 8,000 meals packaged by AVID students from Odessa High School.Lisa Wyman, senior vice president of credit union development and human resources at Complex Community Federal Credit Union, said the students in the college preparation program that the credit union works with voted to give back to Ector because many had attended school there.Due to a miscommunication, the OHS AVID students were not on hand to hand off the food boxes, but Ector Middle School students stepped in. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.Complex Community teaches financial literacy that includes earning money, sharing money and saving money, Wyman said. Local NewsEducation Ector Middle School pantry receives food Previous articlePBAF announces scholarship applicationsNext articleFive things you need to know today, Feb. 5 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Noel earns award Facebook Home Local News Education Ector Middle School pantry receives food 1 of 3 Eighth-grader Zachary Rivera stacks boxes of food which were unloaded by members of EMS Leadership in a storeroom on Thursday at Ector Middle School. “We focus on the sharing side, but we also realize that young people don’t necessarily have financial resources so we challenge them to come up with ways they can give back without money,” Wyman added.Some students left encouraging notes for students, others held the door open for everyone they saw and still others had lunch with a student that nobody was sitting with, she added.“As AVID teams, they went out into their campus to try to make a difference,” Wyman said.Complex Community Federal Credit Union President/CEO Jason Berridge said the goal is to continue the pay it forward philosophy. Berridge added that the food delivery Thursday is part of a larger event called Impact Hunger through which about 60,000 people across the credit union’s service area are fed.In a previous interview, Ector Middle School seventh-grade reading teacher Cristina Gonzalez had the idea for the food bank after seeing a student take extra breakfast one morning.The food will be stored in a room off one of the gyms at Ector until the pantry that’s in Gonzalez’ room is expanded this weekend. The pantry is a collaboration of the West Texas Food Bank and the community.Gonzalez said teachers and some students have asked for food and she has put the boxes together for them.“I make sure I put in some breakfast items, some type of protein — things that sort of match to each other,” she said.Recently, Gonzalez said she has started making boxes every day.“I do have two families that I do send one specifically to every week, or their neighbor comes and picks it up. For the most part, it’s just … when they ask. I make them during my lunch break, during my conference period. I often stay after school.”She has had packing help from several people for one of her last deliveries.Ector Middle School Associate Principal Mitch Gerig said free breakfast is served on campus daily and lunch also is served. But he added that there is no doubt a food pantry is needed on campus.Close to 75 percent of Ector’s 1,600 students are on free and reduced price lunch, but Gerig said that figure is probably higher because he doesn’t think all parents sign up or fill out the information.Donations are taken for the pantry and food drives are conducted school wide, Gerig said.Pleased to have the pantry come to fruition, Gonzalez said she never expected Education Foundation founder Lorraine Perryman to sponsor the pantry like she has.“I didn’t really think people would support it. I didn’t really know where I would come up with this food. … I didn’t have a full idea of how we could do it. It just happened. If there’s enough people that care, it happens,” Gonzalez said.Perryman said the food pantry was a long-held dream that has been pursued by the West Texas Food Bank and Ector Middle School.She noted that Food 2 Kids is a wonderful program for elementary schools, but once students reach middle and high school, they’re in a “food desert.”“The opening of food pantries at Ector and Bonham are kind of pilot projects for all of the other schools. It’s just starting out great. We are delighted. This huge donation that’s coming from the Odessa High School AVID students to the students of Ector is particularly meaningful because a lot of those kids actually went to Ector, so they are donating food that will impact friends, neighbors, sometimes … even their own family members,” Perryman said.Ector County Independent School District AVID Director Dianne Mata said this was a great learning opportunity for the OHS students. She added that they are learning lifelong skills from the credit union. Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSummer Spaghetti SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay Boxes of food holding 8,000 meals packed by Odessa High School AVID students was delivered on Thursday at Ector Middle School’s new food pantry. By admin – February 5, 2018 OCA top 2 were ESL students Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Perryman says economy booming

first_img Pinterest Perryman says economy booming Previous articleUTPB read-in brings out local poets, authorsNext articleOdessa police investigating shooting at Arbor Oaks Apartments admin WhatsApp Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. The economies of Odessa and Midland are booming again with the Permian Basin oil industry, bringing renewed challenges such as labor shortages, housing scarcity and a demand for greater investment in public infrastructure such as roads and schools, economist Ray Perryman said Thursday.Perryman, a leading Texas economist who lives in Odessa, projected local job and real gross product to outpace the state and the country over the next five years. Odessa alone should see employment grow by about 2.2 percent a year, adding more than 8,200 workers by 2022.“The economy right now: There is every indication that it should do very well in both communities,” Perryman said. “Very few places in the country see those kind of (growth) rates. They are very very impressive rates. And it’s because of the strength of the oil industry, and the fact that it seems to have some staying power.”The majority of oil companies in the region can profitably drill a new well at oil prices that today hover above $60 a barrel.But here are the main constraints Perryman discussed:Education: Schools in Odessa and Midland need to improve, making the cities more attractive places to live and educating the future workforce. Perryman said the state needs to better fund schools amid rapidly changing demographics.“We have a demographic time-bomb in this state, and we have to do something about it,” Perryman said.Tariffs: The Trump administration’s decision to apply a 25 percent tariff on steel will make pumping oil in the Permian Basin more costly.“It will raise costs,” Perryman said. “If you think about it, everything they put in the ground, everything they put on top of the ground, and everything they use to do it has a lot of steel in it.”In the most recent Dallas Fed Energy Survey, one of the unnamed respondents from an oil company indeed pointed to steel tariffs as creating uncertainty in the cost outlook.“Longer term, the tariff could impact many facets of the exploration and production industry and could cause additional inflationary pressures while it’s in place,” the executive wrote.An oilfield service company executive pointed to the same problem, commenting that the “recent uncertainty regarding steel tariffs has the potential to create a major immediate shortfall in upstream drill pipe and to add significantly to costs, which would negatively impact the internal rate of return on many plays. This uncertainty is self-inflicted and unhelpful to our energy business.”Labor: The unemployment rates — around 3.2 percent in Odessa and 2.5 percent in Midland — show a tight labor market and struggle to find workers, after thousands left during the bust that hit about four years ago.Oilfield services firms are driving job growth and continue to need more workers.“The labor shortage in West Texas is only getting worse,” an executive of an oilfield services company commented to the Dallas Fed. “It’s not only affecting hiring, but also the availability of contract or third-party labor.”Perryman said nearly all of the workers in Odessa and Midland who want jobs have them. He said immigrant labor is also critical for the state and the region — particularly in the construction sector.“It’s always tough to get workers,” Perryman said. “We have very low unemployment rates here.”Infrastructure: Developing secure water supplies and infrastructure is critical in the arid region, Perryman said. As overall freshwater usage by the oil industry continues to rise, oil companies also face renewed pressure to manage supplies and seek alternative water sources.Roads face additional strain as trucking surges. And the housing and rental markets continue to tighten.“Many of our staff members have very low salaries,” UTPB President Sandra Woodley said. “And many of them have seen increases as much as $400 and $800 in their rent price just over the last year.”But the strain brought by the boom that ended in 2014 may leave the area more equipped to handle the one underway, Perryman said.“It’s going to be tough,” Perryman said. “The best problem you can have is the problem of growth. But it is a problem. There are things you have to do when you are growing to meet those challenges.”More Information Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img By admin – March 1, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Perryman Group.Dallas Fed Energy Survey. Local NewsBusiness Facebooklast_img read more

Post-mortem confirms body found in river Foyle to be Kieran McKeon

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter A body recovered from the river Foyle on Thursday has been identified as that of missing teenager Kieran McKeon.The 18-year-old went missing on the 14th of March after arriving in Derry from Dublin with his friend, 21-year-old Alexandra O’Brien.Her body was recovered from the river Foyle the following day.Search and rescue services had continued their search for Kieran, until they recovered a body from the river Foyle on Thursday.A post-mortem has since confirmed it to be the 18-year-old. By News Highland – May 11, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Post-mortem confirms body found in river Foyle to be Kieran McKeon Previous article€450,000 grant for Donegal Airport welcomed by Minister Dinny McGinleyNext articlePublic meeting to be held over bed closures at Dungloe Community Hospital News Highland Pinterest Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Google+ Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more