West Texas: New growth and restoration at Camp Capers

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An eight-room, two-story lodging facility stands next to the new Steves Hall and overlooks the Guadalupe River.[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The camping program at Camp Capers in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas continues to grow, with rising participation numbers in summer camp, retreats throughout the year, and a three-phase facility improvement project that is well underway.Camp Capers, located in Waring, Texas, is in its 66th year of summer camps for young people in school grades three through 12. This year, as summer sessions began, construction efforts of a $3 million-dollar capital campaign came to completion. This first phase of renovation of the camp property yielded a new state-of-the-art meeting hall, welcome center, health care center, amphitheater, and lodging facilities.The 78-acre property of Camp Capers was acquired in 1944, purchased for the diocese by Albert Steves, Jr. In deep appreciation, Steves Hall, the main meeting hall at Camp Capers, was named for Steves and his family. The original facility included a gathering area, rooms with a total of 12 beds, and a small infirmary.“There is so much history here, and we’ve had two Steves Halls in the first 65 years of Camp Capers,” said Rob Watson, director of Camps and Conferences. “It was time to build a beautiful, larger, and multi-functional hall to honor the Steves family and their legacy and to serve the needs of our diocesan family.”The new Steves Hall is a one-story building constructed of Douglas fir. Exposed beams and recessed lighting cross the ceiling. Large glass doors line three sides of the meeting area, and a wrap around porch overlooks the Guadalupe River with views of surrounding oak trees.Steves Hall also includes a full kitchen, laundry facilities, a smaller conference room, and a room filled with electrical outlet cubby holes for camp staff and visitors to charge all portable devices. The facility is fully air-conditioned.Separate from the main Steves Hall, two brand-new, two-story lodging facilities provide more places for camp staff and retreat groups to stay overnight. Each facility is two stories, one with eight rooms, the other with 12. Bedrooms in both lodges have two full-size beds and a private bath. A deck and porch wraps around all four sides of each lodge.The new Welcome Center at Camp Capers houses a registration and staff offices, an alumni room, and summer camp store.An older cabin on the camp property, which served as living quarters for the on-site cook during the summer, received an incredible face-lift during construction. The refurbished building serves as the new Welcome Center and features the registration office, camp store, and an alumni room complete with a coffee bar and tables. “The alumni room will remain open. We want those who cherish this place to be able to come in when they can, have a cup of coffee, and relax,” said Watson.An expansive front porch welcomes visitors at the front of the center. Rockers and benches offer resting spots with views of the ropes course and the surrounding Texas Hill Country.The previous camp registration office was transformed into the new Health Care Center. The center, with more space to utilize than the most recent infirmary, houses the summer nurse’s living quarters, two isolation rooms with two beds each, and a first aid and reception area where campers can come for their medications and/or urgent needs.In addition to the new facilities, other projects were included in Phase I of the Camp Capers’ development plan. The 250-seat Will Stocker Amphitheater was built entirely of limestone and overlooks the Guadalupe River. This summer, closing services of camp sessions are being held in the amphitheater, where parents and friends have space to watch and participate. The amphitheater was proposed by the Stocker family in thanksgiving for Will, who was a Camp Capers’ camper and music director and was involved in the life of the diocese. Will died in December of 2010.A few shade structures have been built near the ropes course and riverbank, with benches and tables underneath to escape the warm Central Texas sun. Fifty oak trees will be planted this fall as part of the ongoing tree planting ministry at Camp Capers, which has resulted in 300 new trees since 2008.A dedication service of the new buildings is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m. at Camp Capers. Camp alumni and friends, as well as clergy from around the diocese, are invited to attend.Learn more about Camp Capers in the Diocese of West Texas here. The diocese also has a retreat and conference center on Mustang Island near Corpus Christi, Texas, and a summer adventure program in James Park, Colorado.— Laura Shaver is the communications officer for the Diocese of West Texas. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL January 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm Excellent story John – please let me know if you have any others about Camp Capers.Blessings,Rob WatsonDirector Camps and ConferencesEpiscopal Diocese of West Texas Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Laura ShaverPosted Aug 20, 2013 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (1) 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem West Texas: New growth and restoration at Camp Capers Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Q&A: Bishop F. Clayton Matthews on helping shape the House…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Clay Matthews and Betsy Jutras, College for Bishops administrative assistant and events coordinator, set up a projector for a June 14 session of Living Our Vows, the college’s three-year formation program for new bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] When Bishop F. Clayton “Clay” Matthews retires from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development on June 30, he will leave having made an indelible mark on the House of Bishops.Matthews began that work in 1998. During that time, he refined and reshaped many of the office’s ministries. The office supports the bishops and the presiding bishop with episcopal formation and development; pastoral care of bishops, their families and diocesan systems; and mediation in Title IV disciplinary matters.High on the list of duties is the College for Bishops, which provides a three-year cycle of training for new bishops, known as Living Our Vows, as well as continuing education for longer-serving bishops. He will continue in his role as the college’s managing director for the next two years. The transition will, he told Episcopal News Service, help the college choose a new leader who will report directly to the presiding bishop.Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley will leave his diocesan post to succeed Matthews as head of the Office of Pastoral Development. He begins work on July 5.During the 2017 session of Living Our Vows, Matthews spoke to ENS about his ministry.What was the greatest challenge you faced in June 1998 when you began in the Office of Pastoral Development?The greatest challenge was living into the breadth of the office while also honoring the hard work of responding to misconduct issues. Misconduct had dominated the last few years of Harold Hopkins’ tenure. Hoppy was having to do everything himself with the election processes, and the College for Bishops was having trouble getting participants into the program. [Presiding Bishop] Frank Griswold wanted to create a pool of consultants for election processes. That would free up time to address the lack of vision and resources for the [five-year-old] College for Bishops. Without consultants, they were canceling more programs than they were actually having, and it was totally supported by outside funding. The general church [budget] was not paying any of it.Bishop F. Clayton MatthewsAge: 70Home: New Bern, North CarolinaEducation: Hampton Sydney College, B.A.; Virginia Theological Seminary. M. Div. and D.D Ordained ministry: 1973 ordained priest; 1985 became canon to the ordinary in Diocese of Virginia; 1993 ordained bishop suffragan in Virginia; 1998 hired as bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development.What were yours and the presiding bishop’s goals for this office when you began? How have those changed, if they have?The goals were, one, to represent the next generation of bishops in the house because at that time I was young. The second was to create trained leaders who could extend the work of the office beyond the individual holding the office. The work is bigger than the person holding the office. The work of those cohorts was as consultants, teachers, therapists for interventions, advisors in Title IV disciplinary matters. None of those groups existed.You have spent nearly 20 years doing this work. How have the issues that bishops face changed?To answer that I have to say a little bit about what happened before 1998. Obviously, the General Convention in 1991 in Phoenix, there was a meltdown within the House of Bishops and there was a toxic environment and an atmosphere of total distrust. It was in response to that, partly, that in 1993 the college had its first embryonic days because it was just absolutely necessary. Then in 1994 the church created its first uniform disciplinary canons. There was also the Lambeth Conference that took place in 1998 [during which] this church felt betrayed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. That was the scene in which I came into.In 1998, we knew we had to deal with the toxic environment. We had to create an atmosphere where there was more respect within the house for the context in which bishops worked. And the college had to change its focus so that more bishops would participate, and so that it was not just for new bishops but for all bishops. So we expanded the program. So we were offering programs such as “the bishop as pastor” or “the bishop as public person” so that any bishop could come to them, not just brand-new bishops. We still do this today.In 2002 and 2003, we were in a period of bishops creating constitutional crises to challenge the church. We had sessions of bishops [meeting] outside of the House of Bishops. We had to create Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight [for Episcopalians who felt their bishops’ stances on some issues meant they could not be their pastors]. And it was also when the college finished a three-year research project with the ELCA [Evangelical Lutheran church in America] on what bishops needed coming into this office.By the time we get to 2008, we’re into property issues; we’re into abandonment of communion by bishops. And we’re into a total reorganization of the College for Bishops to meet the needs of the church. 2009 was the first time the General Convention supported the work of the College for Bishops. It’s also the convention when [many people on the churchwide staff] lost their jobs, so it was a huge matter.By 2013, the atmosphere in the house was much less toxic. Many of the detractors had left the house and formed new churches. It was also the creation of the new Title IV [clergy disciplinary] canons and I became the intake officer for the church [the person designated to receive reports of offenses by bishops]. The work there was overwhelming, just overwhelming because there was no governor on who could make a complaint and what a complaint consisted of. By then, the College for Bishops is robust; it’s in full bloom and functioning quite well with a board. We became incorporated in 2011 by unanimous vote of the House [of Bishops].Now, 2017, it’s time for the next generation and hence to Todd [Ousley]. It’s time for the job description for the bishop of the Office of Pastoral Development to be examined and changed, which it has been. It’s time for college to see what it has in terms of its offerings to this church and to the [Anglican] Communion. It’s a time of exploration.What do you see on the horizon for bishops? What new issues are bubbling up?Bishops are going to have to deal with increased expectations with fewer resources. That is going to be a huge issue. They’re going to be asked to have expertise in areas that are not part of their history. An example of that is support for small congregations. Most bishops do not come from small congregations.And challenge is continued clarity of our corporate – and I don’t mean institutional, I mean whole body – responsibilities, care for one another, the haves and the have-nots.There will also be challenges to our polity.Bishop Clay Matthews, right, listens to Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Alan Gates during a June 14 Bible study that was part of Living Our Vows, the college’s three-year formation program for new bishops. Retired Bishop Suffragan Terry Dance of the Anglican Church of Canada’s Diocese of Huron, listens as well. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThere seems to be a sense that the members of the House of Bishops are more connected to each other, and that there is less tension in the house. From your perspective, is that the case and, if so, to what do you attribute that change?There’s greater respect for the context in which bishops work, which informs our theology. Beforehand, there was little appreciation for the diversity of this church and therefore little opportunity to understand the theology that grounded some decisions made by bishops based on their contexts, on where they worked and lived. [The House of Bishops] was more a theoretical debate society rather than a sense of understanding ministry on the ground.The biggest disrupter was in 2003 when the House of Bishops gave its consent to the election of Gene Robinson [the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion]. It really tore at the fabric of the house. We had a group of bishops that got up and left. We had bishops who did not give consent but who stayed in the house. They are widely respected but who felt, because of their decision, ostracized. Within that [atmosphere] you had bishops who might have felt one way theologically but had to act another way because of the context in which they were exercising their ministry.It was a very difficult period in 2003, 2004, 2005. It was all focused on the bishops giving consent. The deputies could go home and [for the bishops] it wasn’t quite the same. The bishops had to respond to the reaction of the people of their diocese. Of course, it was on both sides; every diocese, it was on both sides.Today, there’s a greater sense of respect within the house for each other and for what they are having to address at home.What would you like the wider church to know about the work and ministry of bishops?I’d like for them to know or have the opportunity to experience the faithful, prayerful, respect each one has for their call. It goes so much deeper than how they’re seen in the trappings of the office; the faithful Christian trying to be the best bishop they can be for the church, rather than the role.The problem, of course, with that is everybody’s had an experience with the role and they project that experience onto whoever holds the office. That’s one of the things that people who come [to the College for Bishops] to teach and have an experience like this, they can’t stop talking about what a pleasure it is to be able to hear how the bishops handle the content of what we’re trying to do. It’s hard to see when you’ve got somebody up there in these fine vestments that are all kingly and royal. It’s one thing to look at it from the outside; it’s another thing to live it.What advice have you given your successor, Bishop Todd Ousley?Trust his own instincts. Make what I did his own and get rid of the things that he doesn’t think are helpful. Accept the support that others will offer him. Be collaborative. Don’t get caught up in the bureaucracy. For example, when I first came into the office there was consideration of me being the chaplain to the Church Center [staff]. I said no. I have only been to one Executive Council meeting when asked. Don’t get caught up in the bureaucracy of the church so you can do ministry. Be there when they need you, when they want you, but otherwise, you’ve got plenty to do.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. This interview was lightly edited for clarity and condensed. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Joe Parrish says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Q&A: Bishop F. 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That it is separately organized seems to fly in the face of a unified Episcopal Church. So there will probably be a level of suspicion in its activities until whatever caused it to incorporate separately from DFMS is resolved. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service 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 Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

Tamati Ellison’s sensational pass puts Ben Smith in for the try

first_imgMonday Jul 1, 2013 Tamati Ellison’s sensational pass puts Ben Smith in for the try Despite going down 40-12 to the Crusaders in Dunedin, the Highlanders scored first through a piece of individual brilliance from Tamati Ellison, that resulted in a try for Ben Smith. It was just one of many great moments in an eventful Super Rugby game.ADVERTISEMENTThe Highlanders took the lead through Smith early in the game and when Hosea Gear scored later, they seemed in with a shout. However the red card sending off of Ma’a Nonu, for a spear tackle, didn’t do them any favours and the Crusaders ran away with things.Early on it was all about that Ellison pass though, as he got the ball under pressure, fended with one hand in the tackle then spun around to pull off one of the greatest passes of the season, if not ever.“I don’t care what you call it, that’s the greatest pass I think I’ve ever seen,” said commentator Scotty Sumo Stevenson live on air.The former All Black was humble when reacting to it on Twitter, giving credit to Smith.“You can throw anything at @bensmithotago and he will score!” said the centre.Obviously it was all about the Crusaders on the night, who were outstanding and scored some great tries of their own, but this Ellison pass really was a thing of beauty.ADVERTISEMENTWhile the Lions tour of Australia is obviously big news right now, if there was any action you spotted in Super Rugby or at the RWC Sevens that you think should be shared on here, please get in touch by dropping us an email, tweeting, or leaving a request on the forum. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , See it to Believe it Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Giving Summit held today

first_img 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. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Institute of Fundraising Law / policy  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Giving Summit held today Howard Lake | 8 May 2012 | News The Cabinet Office will today host the Giving Summit to discuss how charities, individuals and government might better help develop philanthropy within the UK. The idea was first proposed a year ago in the Cabinet Office’s Giving White Paper.The event takes place at the Natural History Museum. It had originally been scheduled to take place last Autumn.Today’s event has been overshadowed by the sector’s response and resultant Give It Back George campaign against the impact on major gifts of the proposed cap on tax relief announced in the March 2012 Budget.The Institute of Fundraising, which will be attending the meeting, will use the event to urge Ministers to invest in fundraising training to ensure charities continue to engage effectively with potential donors.“We know that charities would lose billions of pounds of income without the fundraisers’ ask, so it’s vital that Government doesn’t forget the key role that fundraisers play,” said the Institute’s Chief Executive Peter Lewis.www.cabinetoffice.gov.uklast_img read more

LA County Gas Prices Rise Again

first_img Business News Top of the News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * latest #1 LA County Gas Prices Rise Again Published on Friday, February 15, 2013 | 8:21 pm Community 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 22nd consecutive day, increasing 1.9 cents to $4.222 – and remaining the highest in the state, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.The average price has increased 47.2 cents during the 22-day streak, the longest since a 27-day-long period of price increases from Feb. 7-March 4, 2012, according to AAA.The average price is 10 cents more than one week ago, 52.8 cents higher than one month ago and 30.8 cents greater than one year ago. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Subscribe 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

LIMERICK Climbing Club plans to reach new heights in 2018

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLIMERICK Climbing Club plans to reach new heights in 2018By Alan Jacques – January 14, 2018 2004 LIMERICK Climbing Club plans to reach new heights in 2018.The club, primarily a hillwalking club, was founded 35 years ago this year and is currently gearing up to host the Mountaineering Ireland Spring Gathering over the weekend of March 23 to 25 in the Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary.The event will see club members organise and lead various hikes in the Galtee Mountain range with participants coming from all over Ireland to take part.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Spring Gathering is in addition to the normal range of club activities, weekly club hikes of typically four to six hours duration in the various mountain ranges right across Munster and weekends away in mountain ranges further afield. The annual club trip this year is to Cogne in Italy with various training initiatives and social events also organised throughout the year.Limerick Climbing Club’s 150 members come mainly from across the city and county and the club welcomes new members with an interesting in exploring the outdoors.The club, affiliated with Mountaineering Ireland, runs walks every Sunday throughout the year. The walks vary in difficulty, pace and duration from easy through moderate to the difficult to suit most levels of walkers. New members should start off with an easy walk to get a feel for the level of fitness required for each level.All Limerick Climbing Club members are encouraged to improve their skills and enhance their knowledge through training. Courses are occasionally arranged by the club for members. However, all club members are encouraged to take responsibility for their own individual training requirements.The club meets most Thursdays from 9.30pm at Fennessy’s Bar on New Street and can also be contacted through its website at limerickclimbingclub.ie.More about Local news here Print WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleOld photographs give rare insight into social history of LimerickNext articleMunster fall to Champions Cup defeat in Paris Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook TAGSclimbing clubGaltee Mountainshilwalkingmountaineeringsocial eventsspring gathering Cliona’s campaign to reach new heightslast_img read more

Open letter penned over Glenties Main Street ‘neglect’

first_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – March 6, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Community representatives in Glenties have penned an open letter, calling on the Council to address major safety concerns over the road and footpaths on the Main Street area of the village. The letter claims that road through the main thoroughfare hasn’t been resurfaced in 20 years while the footpaths are said to be so worn and uneven, they now pose a major safety risk to pedestrians.The Glenties Community Group has also expressed dissatisfaction with Irish Water, adding that the road over the bridge in the centre of the town has been left in an appalling condition after recent works there.Secretary of the Glenties Community Group Richard Quigley says the community feel neglected:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/richavcgfbcvbcvbrd1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook Open letter penned over Glenties Main Street ‘neglect’ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleSchools Birthday Card CompetitionNext articleUrban realm project to create Cultural District for Letterkenny News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Mississippi’s new governor moves to close notorious prison unit: ‘I have seen enough’

first_imgbaona/iStock(SUNFLOWER COUNTY, Miss.) — In his first state-of-the-state address, the new governor of Mississippi announced he has ordered the closing of the state’s most notorious prison unit, where a deadly riot broke out this month and thrust a corrections system crisis into the national spotlight.Gov. Tate Reeves has made the prison system his major focus since taking office Jan. 14 amid a string of inmate killings, suicides, escapes and cellblock blazes that prompted hip hop artist Yo Gotti and music mogul Jay-Z to back a federal lawsuit on behalf of 29 inmates claiming their “lives are in peril” due to inhumane conditions and bare-bones staffing.Reeves said he’s instructed the Mississippi Department of Corrections to close Unit 29 at Parchman prison, where an inmate was killed and several others injured when a riot broke out Jan. 2 and prompted a temporary statewide prison lockdown.“There are many logistical questions that will need to be answered. We’re working through that right now. But I have seen enough,” Reeves said during his state-of-the-state address Monday on the steps of the capitol building in Jackson. “We have to turn the page. This is the first step, and I have asked the department to begin the preparations to make it happen safely, justly and quickly.”Reeves said he made the decision after visiting Unit 29 last week with his newly selected interim commissioner of the Department of Corrections, Tommy Taylor.During a news conference last week, Reeves said he saw “some pretty rough conditions” in Unit 29 — inmates had “torn the place apart.” Dangerous prisoners “are being housed together without any structure to prevent violent collision,” he added.In his speech Tuesday, Reeves said the “problems are infuriating.”“All Mississippians must be able to trust that the people in charge of the system are acting with competence to keep them safe,” Reeves said. “We must be able to trust that the corrections officers operating these prisons have the tools that they need to do their jobs and that they are being compensated fairly. We must be able to trust that the system shows a baseline level of respect to those who find themselves within it.”At least 12 prisoners have died in Mississippi prisons since Dec. 29, including nine at Parchman.Two of those deaths were over the weekend. On Sunday morning, a 26-year-old at Parchman was pronounced dead after being found hanging in his cell. On Saturday night, a 38-year-old inmate was found dead night at the Marshall County Correctional Facility in Holly Springs.In addition to the dozen deaths, two inmates recently escaped, prompting a massive manhunt. Both were recaptured, and investigators said they may have received outside help.Brandon Jones, policy director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said he hopes the governor’s decision to close Unit 29 at Parchman improves safety at the facility.“For years we have known Parchman prison was a ticking time bomb. Time has run out,” Jones said in a statement to ABC News. “With more deaths this weekend, closing Parchman’s Unit 29 is the first step in a number of actions the state needs to take to make our prisons safe and livable.”Earlier this month, 11 prisoner advocacy groups — the American Civil Liberty Union of Mississippi, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP among them — sent a 23-page letter to the Department of Justice asking the federal government to investigate the state’s prison system.“The Mississippi prison system is in a state of acute and undeniable crisis … and [has] a history of preventable deaths and injuries stretching back years,” said the letter posted on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website.Last week, Reeves announced a series of “common sense” changes he’s already begun implementing, including a crackdown on contraband cellphones in prison, which, he said, have been used to coordinate violence throughout the prison system. He’s also seeking a process to weed out guards who are corrupt or have gang affiliations.Reeves said his administration is also considering reopening the state’s Walnut Grove prison in Leake County, a privately run facility shut down due to corruption in 2016.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

At least 15 dead in California crash: Hospital officials

first_imgwsfurlan/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and ALEX STONE, ABC News(IMPERIAL, Calif.) — At least 15 people have died from a crash between an SUV and a semi-truck in Southern California Tuesday morning, according to officials with the El Centro Regional Medical Center.Hospital officials said they believe there were 27 passengers in the SUV that struck a semi-truck full of gravel.AdvertisementFourteen people died at the scene, El Centro Regional Medical Center officials said.Multiple survivors were taken to area hospitals, hospital officials said. Seven patients were taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center where one person died after arrival, officials said.The crash is in Imperial, which is about 100 miles east of San Diego and about 15 miles from the Mexico border.Imperial County Fire said 25 additional personnel were sent to the scene, including four to five additional ambulances and four air helicopters.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Different age response of zircon and monazite during the tectono-metamorphic evolution of a high grade paragneiss from the Ruhla Crystalline Complex, central Germany

first_imgResults of TIMS, SIMS and SEM analyses show that zircon and monazite in a high-grade paragneiss of the Ruhla Crystalline Complex, central Germany, were formed and/or altered during different stages of a tectono-metamorphic history between Early Devonian and Permian times. Detrital zircon cores of >460 Ma place an older limit on the age of anatexis, and show that the paragneiss sequence contains rocks at least as young as early Cambrian. Metamorphic zircon growth commenced at similar to365 Ma, peaking at similar to360-355 Ma at the same time that granite dykes were emplaced. In contrast, monazite in the paragneiss preserves little record of the metamorphic peak. Most monazite grains grew or were recrystallised in the Lower Carboniferous at similar to339 Ma, contemporaneous with the emplacement of voluminous diorite and granite bodies. These intrusions and related tectonics caused some of the high-U zircon overgrowths to undergo moderate to severe Pb loss. A second Pb loss event, between 300 and 280 Ma, can be related to Late Carboniferous/Early Permian large-scale block faulting.last_img read more