New era of freedom and expansion for Cuban church

first_img Rector Belleville, IL By Diana SwiftPosted Feb 22, 2012 Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (2) Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Albany, NY 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI February 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm Does the church in Cuba support the Covenant, same-sex marrigage or LGBTT clergy and bishops?With the next visit of Benedict XVI to Cuba, will the Anglican and/or Episcopal churches of Cuba, Canada, ECUSA, the Carribbean, Central and South America be present? 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Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 R. A. Garcia says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Selecia Jones says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Journal] Most Canadians visiting Cuba in February are there for the sun, the sea and the mojitos. But early this month, Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada led a delegation with a different purpose: to observe the 103rd synod of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, led in Havana by Bolivian-born Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, bishop since 2010.Archbishop Fred Hiltz follows Cuba’s Bishop Griselda Delgado at a pre-synod service in Havana. Photo: Andrea MannThe Episcopal Church of Cuba traces its origins to an early Anglican presence on the island in 1901. It consists of 46 parishes and about 10,000 members. Within the Anglican Communion, the Cuban church has the status of an extra-provincial diocese since it is not part of a larger province and has no primate. Its governance includes the Metropolitan Council, which exercises oversight in matters of faith and order.Enter the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, who co-chairs the council with the archbishop of the West Indies and the presiding bishop of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.The primate — accompanied by Michael Thompson, general secretary, Michael Pollesel, former general secretary, and Andrea Mann, global relations coordinator, partnerships — experienced firsthand a Cuban church poised to expand its mission and rebuild its crumbling infrastructure.“We didn’t have a lot to do with synod,” said Hiltz at a Church House presentation. “But once in a while we were asked for our opinion.” Also present in low profile and respecting the new leadership was Bishop Miguel Tamayo Zaldivar, former interim bishop of Cuba and retiring bishop of Uruguay.At a notable opening service, Delgado had the clergy renew their ordination vows. “It was a memorable moment for the church, for her and for them,” said the primate.Later, in a lengthy address, the bishop spoke of walking together in physical and spiritual unity in Christ and moving ahead in new directions. She encouraged the clergy to work together in spite of their real theological and political differences.At the synod’s workshops, the bishop laid the foundations for a different way of meeting and working. Lively debates arose around everything from nominations to seminary and faculty positions to smoking on church property.After synod, the Canadian representatives took advantage of the Cuban people’s singular hospitality as they toured the eastern end of the island and its interior.“The parish priests showed us the church buildings, and everywhere the people came out to greet us,” said Pollesel. “The church in Cuba is coming into a new era of freedom.”Always in scarce supply, the Cuban Episcopal clergy works under tremendous disadvantages. “In one parish, the rectory got sold and the priest has to live several kilometers away in a Soviet-era apartment block,” said Thompson.Mann described the “radical” hospitality and open-spirited love of the Cuban people, who have so little yet “from that scarcity show just an amazing generosity.” Everywhere they were met with copious cups of strong sweet coffee, safe, clean, dry accommodation, drivers and abundant meals featuring the local rice-and-bean-based cuisine. “It is a privilege to travel with people who live their faith,” Mann said.Many church buildings are in a state of near-collapse. At the Church of St. John the Evangelist, for example, Fr. Albert had to hammer open a sheet of galvanized metal to permit entrance to his congregation, and later hammer it closed. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, a foundation capable of supporting three stories has been laid, but the congregation cannot afford a roof and fears damage to the structure during hurricane season. Yet essential work could be done very cheaply. “It’s amazing what $5,000 or $6,000 U.S. can do in Cuba,” said Hiltz.Another problem is the scarcity of clergy, which forces parishes to rely on seminarians and lay ministers to lead prayer when no priest is available. “They would like to have four or five archdeacons but they can have only one,” said Hiltz. The lack of pensions for retiring clergy such as Tamayo is another pressing issue. The primate plans to work with the Metropolitan Council to explore ways of supporting the Cuban church financially. (The council has no funds of its own.)— Diana Swift is staff writer of the Anglican Journal. February 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm A group of 7 from St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville, Florida has just returned from the Cathedral in Havana, Cuba. It was my second trip. The people are so special and wonderful to us. The most important thing to bulid is community and then the real work will follow. A dollar here is nothing and a dollar there is very dear. Find a church who is in a companion relationship and support them. The average salary for a priest there is barely $50 per month. Any donation is appreciated. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Hollway House / Daniel Marshall Architects

first_img 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2014 New Zealand “COPY” Hollway House / Daniel Marshall ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHollway House / Daniel Marshall Architects photographs:  Simon DevittPhotographs:  Simon DevittText description provided by the architects. The site is a long stretch from a suburban Mellons Bay street, to a sandstone cliff that overlooks the gulf islands. It curls its tongue, flat to the street, convoluting to a natural spring and watercourse two thirds along the site.Save this picture!© Simon DevittRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcorePre-condition.An existing 1960s rectangular two storey house sat across the site like a dam, blocking any transition both visual and visceral, between the street and the sea. The house was in poor repair, largely due to a lack of provision in terms of the watercourse beneath. It was damp and poorly planned, with a startling abandon, it ignored the landscape it was anchored in.Save this picture!© Simon DevittDesign.The new house was designed for an engaging couple with 2 grown children. Despite the allure of the seaward end of the site, it was decided to pull back from the edge, to avoid the heroic gesture, to let the landscape re-engage with the sea.Save this picture!© Simon DevittConceptually, the house consists of two elements, oblique and sliding past each other, held in stasis by a bridging element that traverses a section of ‘reconstructed landscape’. The placement and geometry were derived from a parametric investigation of the site in terms of the water flow, from the road to the sea. This was further articulated by a series of water features that terrace downward through the courtyard in the middle of the house and connect to the natural watercourse below.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanEnvironmental considerations:1)  Adaptive re-use. Much of the original house was recycled and reused on site. The floor boards and weather boards were used in construction, the steel beams and stone cladding from the original basement were used in the landscaping. An oak tree that stood on the site was chopped down, milled and the timber was used for the kitchen cabinetry.Save this picture!© Simon Devitt2)  Rainwater harvesting. The rainwater is harvested and stored in a 3500 litre tank beneath the house – utilising the basement area of the original house.3)  Solar. Solar energy is used for the hot water heating in the house.Save this picture!© Simon Devitt4)  Highly Insulated. The joinery utilises state of the art german profiles made out of Acoya Timber (non-chemical treated pinus radiata timber)Project gallerySee allShow less6th Annual IIDA Global Excellence AwardsBuilt Projects & MasterplansFoggy: The World’s First Frank Gehry-Designed YachtArchitecture News Share Houses Hollway House / Daniel Marshall Architects ArchDaily Year: center_img Architects: Daniel Marshall Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDaniel Marshall ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAucklandManukauNew ZealandPublished on October 08, 2015Cite: “Hollway House / Daniel Marshall Architects” 08 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Year:  Photographs CopyHouses•Auckland, New Zealand Save this picture!© Simon Devitt+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Cerrando la brecha de conciencia

first_imgLa conciencia social a menudo va más allá de la realidad. Las cosas cambian, pero nuestra comprensión de ellas se ve obstaculizada por las viejas concepciones, nacidas de las condiciones previas.Y luego, cuando la brecha se vuelve completamente absurda, puede haber grandes saltos hacia adelante a medida que la conciencia alcanza a la realidad en lo que parece ser un zumbido vertiginoso.Los marxistas han entendido desde hace tiempo que las sociedades progresan no de manera uniforme o en línea recta, sino por lo que algunos llaman “desarrollo combinado y desigual”. Lenin escribió sobre el desarrollo capitalista extremadamente rápido de Alemania y Japón en la era del imperialismo, cuando alcanzaron e incluso superó algunas de las potencias coloniales europeas más establecidas en algunas décadas.Lo que es verdad del desarrollo material también es verdad de la conciencia. No avanza lenta y uniformemente, sino que avanza hacia adelante, y a veces hacia atrás, a medida que cambian las condiciones.¿Estamos viendo los comienzos de un cambio amplio y profundo en la conciencia dentro de los EUA? Hay muchas razones para pensar eso.Primero, por supuesto, está la emergencia de la prominencia de los movimientos populares que han sido reprimidos durante mucho tiempo. Las luchas continuas de los negros y los latinos contra el racismo y la opresión nacional, de las mujeres contra el patriarcado, de las personas LGBTQ contra los ataques homosexuales continúan, ya que estas condiciones se ven reforzadas tanto por el estado como por el funcionamiento del capitalismo. Sin embargo, la conciencia de decenas de millones ha sido cambiada por estas luchas, hasta el punto en que el liberalismo capitalista debe aparecer del lado de la justicia.Junto a esto están las muchas encuestas en los últimos años que muestran que el capitalismo se ha convertido en una mala palabra. ¿Por qué más un político millonario demagogo pero calculador como Trump hablaría tanto sobre los trabajadores? Está tratando de renovar la imagen del capitalismo vinculándolo a “buenos empleos”, culpando a otros países por “robar nuestros trabajos”.En un momento de la historia en que la automatización, los robots, los camiones autónomos y un millón de innovaciones que ahorran mano de obra están deslumbrando a los propietarios del capital con la promesa de desprenderse de los trabajadores para obtener mayores ganancias, los tweets de Trump se desgastaran.En este momento, los trabajadores jóvenes están a la vanguardia de la conciencia. Vimos a algunos de ellos el 18 y 19 de noviembre en Newark, N.J., en la conferencia nacional del Workers World Party. Orgullosamente multi genero y multinacionales, hicieron un trabajo espléndido al defender y explicar la necesidad de un cambio revolucionario en este país. Y no tenían miedo de darlo a conocer a todo el mundo, a través de las redes sociales. ¡Qué cambio desde los días en que los progresistas temían ser perseguidos y aislados!Esta lucha solo está comenzando. Pero ya están claros los lineamientos de un futuro infinitamente mejor. Nosotros, los humanos, hemos progresado en nuestro conocimiento hasta el punto en que tenemos los medios para terminar con el trabajo agotador para que todos puedan tener lo que necesitan sin que les trabajen hasta la muerte. Una clase cada vez más pequeña de individuos cada vez más ricos se interponen en nuestro camino.Envuelve tu cabeza en eso, y la conciencia revolucionaria seguramente seguirá.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

IBCA Convention Coming January 26

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 10, 2019 IBCA Convention Coming January 26 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News IBCA Convention Coming January 26 Previous articleGrassley: Ditch NAFTA if Democrats Hold Up USMCANext articlePresident and USDA Leadership Set for Farm Bureau Convention Appearances Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) will once again showcase the Indiana beef industry at their 2019 IBCA Annual Convention. The Indiana Hereford, Simmental and Shorthorn Associations will hold their annual business meetings in conjunction with the state association’s annual event.The convention and tradeshow will take place at the Indianapolis Sheraton, Keystone Crossing on January 26, 2019. Following the annual business meetings in the morning, the convention will feature Mr. Kevin Kester, President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Mr. Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for NCBA as featured speakers.The IBCA will again honor the state’s top cattlemen and women at the IBCA annual honors banquet. The evening awards program will salute the men and women who provided leadership for the Indiana beef industry over the previous year or during their lifetime.The event not only offers producer programs, the tradeshow allows stakeholders, allied industry partners and influencers to reach out to the state’s top cattle producers who will be assembled in one place at the same time.All cattle producers and their families are invited and encouraged to attend this exciting event for a day of fun, fellowship and networking.  The convention will wrap-up with a Las Vegas style Casino Night and the chance to win some great prizes. Producers and stakeholders may register at the Indiana Beef Cattle Association website   More information may be obtained by calling the IBCA office at (800) 515- 2333.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Mental Healthier

first_imgActive Minds, a student organization on campus, encouraged students to “stomp out the stigma” of mental health at the Fresh Check Day on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Twitter The University Recreation Center (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Ritchie) The Brown-Lupton Health Center provides consultation with students. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Twitter Campus Life, found in the second floor of Sadler Hall, aims to provide students resources that increase their quality of life on campus. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) TCU vs Baylor in Photos “R U OK?” is a suicide prevention campaign that educates students on how to reach out to a friend they are concerned about. The campaign addresses symptoms and signs of depression and also teaches students how to have conversations about suicide prevention.The Body Project, a new initiative on campus, hosts seminars and support groups for students struggling with eating disorders. It is a peer-to-peer program that takes place over two two-hour workshops.“We are just trying to get people together to talk about getting away from this idea of the ‘thin ideal,’” Ryan Keller, assistant director of fitness and wellness, said.“We are trying to promote the idea of positive body image while also being an outlet for students to discuss their struggles with eating disorders,” Keller said.“When students feel better, they do better – academically, socially and emotionally,” Johnson said. Rwandan students host commemoration ReddIt printBefore coming to college, many students are prepared by their loved ones and mentors on what to expect from the experience.They are warned about the first round of tests, the first feeling of homesickness, the lack of sleep, the daunting hours of studying and maybe even the importance of trying to remain healthy through eating right and exercising.However, according to the Counseling, Testing & Mental Health Center, there is one issue rarely talked about: mental health.The center reports that 50 percent of college students feel depressed to the point that they have trouble functioning in school and 10 percent of college students have thoughts of suicide.This means that approximately 4,323 undergraduate students on the TCU campus deal with symptoms of depression, and nearly 865 students cope with suicidal thoughts.These numbers have caused colleges around the country to place a new emphasis on mental health, and TCU is no exception.Although TCU’s numbers are significantly lower than the national average, there has been an increase in the amount of students seeking counseling over the last three years.This week, students were able to participate in an event called “Fresh Check Day,” a program that goes around to college campuses for the sole purpose of checking in on students, specifically on their mental health.“This is the first time we have done this on campus,” said Cathy Elrod, a staff member at the Counseling, Testing & Mental Health Center. “This semester, we are trying to take proactive steps to advocate for conversations about mental health on campus.”The event consisted of different booths set up in the commons, each representing a different organization or campaign that is associated with mental health on campus. There was also free food, free massages and puppy therapy.“Honestly, I just came because I heard the music and saw free food,” said Tia Johnson, a sophomore transfer student.“But now that I’m here and talking to other people here, I realized that I am really stressed, and I don’t do a very good job of dealing with that,” Johnson said.“College students need to be a lot better about taking time to take care of themselves,” Johnson said. “As students, I think we are too embarrassed to take advantage of the resources we have on campus for dealing with mental health issues.”This feeling of embarrassment or shame is what Active Minds, a student organization dedicated to opening the conversation about mental health, is trying to combat this semester.“I think that this semester and over this past year, people have started to realize that mental health isn’t something that needs to be hidden or ignored,” said Abbie Butler, Active Minds president.“I just want students to realize that this is something that so many people deal with and we should provide a support system for them,” Butler said.At Fresh Check Day, Active Minds had students write down notes, struggles or words of encouragement on pieces of paper shaped like shoe prints. These papers were glued to a sign that said “Stomp Out the Stigma,” advocating for a more accepting sentiment about mental health.According to counselors, this new mindset has started to make its way onto campus this semester. Elrod said that she has seen more patients than ever before this year, filling her six allotted time slots for counseling sessions nearly every day.Elrod said she sees this as a sign that fewer people feel the need to hide their issues and are more willing to actively seek help.“I think people are very stressed,” Elrod said. “Anxiety is our number one diagnosis. But the good news is, people are coming in. They’re getting help, whether they come in voluntarily or through a referral.”At counseling sessions, students learn about different tools of relaxation, from online videos to a relaxation and meditation group on campus. Counseling sessions are free to students and can either be scheduled or, given availability, walk-in.There are several different locations on campus that offer resources for students struggling with mental health. Check them out here:The Counseling, Testing & Mental Health Center also recently implemented a 24/7 counseling line open to anyone on or off campus. This service gives students an outlet and a safe haven no matter the time of day.Different outreach programs, offered both through the counseling center and through other centers on campus, also offer students a way to come together to discuss these issues. R U OK?, a suicide prevention campaign, set up a booth to talk to students about how to talk to friends about suicide at the Fresh Check Day on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) ReddIt Fresh Check Day, a new event at TCU, brought together groups from around campus that are concerned with mental health on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Students write encouraging notes on posters at the Fresh Check Day on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Kelsey Ritchie Facebook Free massages were offered to students during Fresh Check Day in the commons on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Kelsey Ritchie University Christian Church hosts a TCU peer support group on Thursday evenings. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Linkedincenter_img The Counseling, Testing & Mental Health Center, located in the basement of Samuelson Hall, offers services to students dealing with mental health issues. (Kelsey Ritchie/Staff Reporter) Kelsey Ritchie Kelsey Ritchie is a junior Political Science and Journalism double major from Tulsa, OK. She is currently serving as the Student Organizations line editor. Kelsey Ritchie Puppy therapy was available to students at Fresh Check Day on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Fans enjoy pregame activities at the Alamodome Facebook Website| + posts Rubber ducks with an encouraging message were handed out at the Fresh Check Day in the commons on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Kelsey Ritchie A student signs a petition to raise awareness for suicide at the Fresh Check Day on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Previous articleFort Worth Transportation Authority Looking to Expand and Improve ServiceNext articleStudents get the chance to turn their business ideas into a reality Kelsey Ritchie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Video: cello ensemble closes out semester with winter concert Rubber ducks with an encouraging message were handed out at the Fresh Check Day in the commons on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) Students talk to different organizations on campus that deal with mental health issues at Fresh Check Day on September 29th. (Kelsey Ritchie/TCU) The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Campaign to intimidate leading Russian investigative reporter

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns police and judicial harassment of Roman Anin, a Russian journalist known for his investigative reporting on Kremlin allies, who has been questioned in connection with a 2016 story and could be facing several years in prison if prosecuted. This case against him has no basis and should be closed, RSF says. News News RSF_en “The police and judicial harassment of Roman Anin constitutes a new attack on investigative reporting in Russia,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This journalist risks several years in prison if prosecuted. We firmly condemn this intimidation attempt and call on the authorities to close this baseless investigation.” RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment As a result of the successful libel suit that Sechin brought against Novaya Gazeta in 2016 over the yacht story, the newspaper was forced to publish a notice saying: “By decision of the court, the article is recognised as having reported false information and as having defamed Igor Sechin.” Читать на русском / Read in Russian  The founder of one of Russia’s leading investigative media outlets, Vazhnye Istorii, Roman Anin has been interrogated twice in the space of three days and is clearly being targeted by the judicial authorities and the Federal Security Service (FSB). News The winner of several journalism awards, Anin was questioned on both occasions in a criminal investigation into an alleged “violation of privacy” reported in 2016 by Olga Sechina, the wife of Igor Sechin, the CEO of the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft and President Vladimir Putin’s former chief of staff. Sechina’s complaint was prompted by a story published in the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta in which Anin reported that she often sailed on a yacht called the “Princess Olga” worth more than 100 million dollars. The investigation was originally shelved without any action being taken, but was reopened on 25 March without any explanation being given. News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s  World Press Freedom Index. to go further RSF has previously reported cases of editorial interference benefitting Rosneft. The staff of the business newspaper Vedomosti were forced to delete or modify stories about the oil company in April 2020 following the paper’s acquisition. May 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption April 14, 2021 – Updated on April 15, 2021 Campaign to intimidate leading Russian investigative reporter Follow the news on Russia According to the coordinator of the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an international consortium of investigative journalists, this new investigation could be linked to a story by Anin a month ago about the FSB deputy director’s alleged links with organised crime. Vazhnye Istorii, which is an OCCRP member, suspects that Sechin got the investigation reopened in order to intimidate Anin. Receive email alerts Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing June 2, 2021 Find out more The first time was when FSB agents searched his home for seven hours on the night of 10 April, confiscated the tools of his work (computers, phones and USB sticks), and then took him away for interrogation. The second time was two days later, when he was questioned for more than an hour at the headquarters of Russia’s Investigative Committee. Help by sharing this information Related documents Читать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 133.77 KB Organisation Credit: OCCRP May 5, 2021 Find out more Shortly after the 12 April interrogation, Rosneft issued a statement accusing Vazhnye Istorii of waging an “information war” designed to “denigrate the company and its executives.” Rosneft has brought ten lawsuits against journalists in the past two months, two of them against Vazhnye Istorii reporters. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown last_img read more

Gerry Behan retires after 40 years

first_imgLinkedin Email ONE of the most senior members of Limerick County Council has retired after 40 years service in the local government sector. Gerry Behan held the position of Limerick county manager upon his official retirement on Friday last, having been appointed following the retirement of his colleague Ned Gleeson in April last. A native of Abbeydorney in County Kerry, Mr. Behan spent a number of years on Kerry County Council before joining the Limerick authority in 1976.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking to the Limerick Post, he said that there had not been just one highlight to his career, but a number of them.“The main highlight for me was working well with my colleagues and getting things done, there was a great sense of achievement from that”.He commended those who worked with over the years for there commitment to the job.Outside of the council, another highlight was his role on the board of directors at Adare Heritage Centre.During his time in Limerick, Mr. Behan held the position of director of services in the Environment and Community and Enterprise sections of the council.He also operated as CEO of the Limerick County Enterprise Board from 1993 to 1999.Mr. Behan will be succeeded by Conn Murray as Limerick city and county manager.“There is a hugely challenging time ahead and a lot of work to be done but Conn will be excellent in the role,” Mr. Behan concluded.Limerick County Manager, Gerry Behan (second from right) pictured at his retirement party with (from left); Conn Murray, Limerick City and County Manager, Edward Gleeson, former Limerick County Manager, and Cllr Jerome Scanlan, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council. Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Print Previous articleSupermac’s owner linked to Castletroy hotel saleNext articleSME say retail sector is “wretched” admin NewsLocal NewsGerry Behan retires after 40 yearsBy admin – August 30, 2012 1726 last_img read more

Mojo Invitational renamed for decorated coach

first_imgLocal NewsEducation Twitter Facebook Pinterest By admin – January 10, 2018 Pinterest Martha Mitchell, who is currently principal at Lamar Early Education Center, reflects on her years coaching gymnastics at Permian High School. This weekend’s gymnastics meet, formerly the Mojo Invitational, is now named in honor of Mitchell. The Mojo Invitational, coming up Friday and Saturday, has been renamed for Martha Mitchell, a highly decorated Permian High School gymnastics coach, now the principal at Lamar Early Education Center.The two-day tournament brings teams in from throughout Texas.“It’s a neat opportunity for young people and a great competition,” Ector County Independent School District Executive Director of Athletics Todd Vesely said.Mitchell, who has been at Lamar for six years and served as principal at several other ECISD campuses, coached at Permian from the 1971-72 school year to 1992. She is a life member of the Gymnastics Association of Texas, the umbrella for gymnastics in the state and of the Texas High School Gymnastics Coaches Association, the governing body of high school gymnastics.In 2013, Mitchell was in the first group to be recognized in the Hall of Honor for the Texas High School Gymnastics Coaches Association.Vesely, who coached with Mitchell for a number of years, said he announced the tournament renaming at a Superintendent’s Advisory Council meeting, Mitchell said. She said she was surprised, shocked and happy about the news.He said people in the gymnastics program decided it was time to honor Mitchell.“She’s pretty awesome,” Vesely said.Learning about the new moniker was probably one of the proudest moments of her life, Mitchell said.“… This is a part of Permian gymnastics and to still be remembered and still be a part of Permian gymnastics and high school gymnastics is an amazing feeling. It’s going to be a joyful occasion. It’s going to be something that I’m going to always be able to enjoy and be a part of keeping me a part of gymnastics,” Mitchell said, tears in her eyes.“One of the greatest joys of my life was coaching gymnastics and working with some amazing young people who have grown up now to be adults and are amazing people to this day, so to think that you had an impact in someone’s life makes it even more meaningful,” Mitchell said.Mitchell said 1992 was the year Permian girls’ gymnastics team won state, so they were No. 1 in Texas and declared No. 1 in the nation.“I was named the coach of the year in Texas and in the national organization, so when you do something like that and you feel like you’ll work the rest of your life to do all this again. I had been encouraged to go into administration, and at that time I really wanted to be an athletic director, but the doors opened to go into administration,” Mitchell said.“I’ve been principal now at every level. I taught in high school and I’ve been a principal in elementary, middle school and pre-k. It was time for me to go ahead and take this next step in something that I wanted to pursue and I’m glad I did. I wouldn’t be in this position and I would not have been successful as an administrator if it had not been for gymnastics,” Mitchell said.Ironically, Mitchell was not a gymnast herself.“In high school, I was a tennis player and I went to college on a tennis scholarship to Lamar University,” Mitchell said.She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Lamar and was hired as a PE teacher and gymnastics coach by Bob Clark, then the coordinator for physical education and related sports.Mitchell earned her master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and obtained her supervisor’s certification and principal’s certification from UTPB, as well.She added that she had a lot of great students and studied, worked and read about gymnastics to gain knowledge about the sport. With her background in kinesiology, Mitchell understood movement.“The gymnastics association is a very close group of people. We went to lots of clinics, even more so than we do now. We did lots of high school clinics around the state and gymnasts and coaches learned together. We competed against Midland and a few other nearby schools, but it wasn’t recognized in the district as a true sport and it’s still not a UIL sport but it’s ruled by the Texas High School Gymnastics Coaches Association,” Mitchell said.Her first year at Permian, they hosted a state meet and there were several others through the years.She is looking forward to the tournament Friday and Saturday. Last time, she said she helped out and this time she’ll likely ask to be put to work.“If not, I’ll just stand around and enjoy the meet,” Mitchell said.More Information Twitter Facebook Mojo Invitational renamed for decorated coach WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleFWAA names 2017 freshman All-America teamNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 10 adminlast_img read more

West Texas stars dance for a cause

first_img Pinterest What: Dancing with West Texas Stars.When: 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Feb. 10.Where: MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome, 6201 E. Business I-20.Tickets: $150 for individual tickets, sponsor tables available for $1,500-$10,000.More information: Local celebrities from around Odessa and Midland have agreed to get up and dance in front of hundreds of people—not for any mere prize, but to raise money for a cause.The fourth annual Dancing with West Texas Stars event will feature 10 local ‘stars’ paired with dance instructors who are raising money for the Crisis Center of West Texas, to be used for keeping their women’s shelter open, child care and case work. Whichever dance duo raises the most money for the event will receive a big mirror ball trophy as well.“It has grown every year and we’re usually sold out,” Crisis Center of West Texas Executive Director Karen Hildebrand said. “It’s really fun. The people who attend love watching the stars perform and we have such great support from local dance studios.”The dance instructors will be coming from Elegance Ballrooms, Love To Dance Studio and West Texas Salseros. Each pair will be performing a different style of dance, which could be anything from a salsa, to a waltz, to hip-hop.Along with the mirror ball trophy, awards will also be presented for best male dancer, best female dancer, best costume and most entertaining.In the meantime, each participant will raise money for the crisis center a dollar at a time. Anyone can go online to to vote for one of the participants by giving a donation of any amount. Tickets for the event are going for $150 this year, and tables are available at prices between $1,500 and $10,000.As of Wednesday, $88,878.91 had been raised toward the event’s $300,000 goal.One of the participants this year is Derrick Bush, a lifelong Odessan who owns Keith’s Hamburger Station, 4324 Andrews Highway, and Texas Soul Café, 8200 E. Texas 191.Bush said he decided to get in on the action after Hildebrand approached him with one spot left. He said this was particularly close to him, as he was a victim of child abuse himself.“I want to help raise money to help prevent negative patterns in the community,” Bush said. “We’ll just add this to my list of things to accomplish in 2018.”Though he has never really danced, he said, he and his partner, Beatriz Gonzales, will be performing a rumba at the event.The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the MCM Grande Hotel and FUNDom, 6201 E. Business I-20, and tickets can be purchased online at Bush, right, practices dance steps with Beatriz Gonzales during a rehearsal Wednesday afternoon at Crossroads Fellowship. Bush is one of the contestants in Dancing with West Texas Stars to benefit the Crisis Center of West Texas.BY MARK [email protected] You Go Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Meet the Stars Twittercenter_img Previous articleUTPB to offer 24-hour laptop accessNext articleSULLUM: Federalists can’t support a cannabis crackdown admin Barbara AtkinsBlake BatteCatherine DanielsDerrick BushGus OrtegasJustin CarriganLucinda HurlbutMallory LangfordNelson MinyardTatum Guinn WhatsApp By admin – January 19, 2018 Local News Pinterest West Texas stars dance for a causelast_img read more

Brasenose finalists saved from room ballot woe

first_imgBrasenose College has reversed their decision to put finalists at the bottom of the room ballot for next year.This turnaround follows an outcry from Brasenose students over the possibility that they would have to find new accommodation at such short notice. Students were informed just last week that those entering fourth and fifth year would be moved to the bottom of the ballot but Brasenose have now decided that the current freshers will remain at the bottom of the room ballot for this year only.But this week, Brasenose students received an email from the Domestic Bursar this week saying that, as “fourth year students did not have reasonable notice of this policy”, the room ballot would not change this year. One student said, “I don’t think it is a particularly good idea in the first place, but the fact they’ve changed it to next year is good.“It would have been really unfair for next year’s fourth years to find accommodation at such short notice.” From next year students who wish to have guaranteed accommodation for their fourth year are being encouraged by Brasenose to opt to live out in their third year. However, students are still not completely happy about the decision. Despite the fact that Brasenose only guarantees three years on-site accommodation, one student claimed, “One of the reasons I applied to Brasenose was because I thought I could live in the whole time, and definitely in my final year.” The student community has also been angered by the fact that this decision went ahead without their involvement or any warning. Another student said, “I think issues like this should involve the JCR.” First years will find themselves at the bottom of the ballot this year, but next year fourth years will find themselves faced with the possibility of living out or in the worst rooms in college. “It’s ridiculous,” one student fumed, “why should second years have priority over finalists?”One second year said, “I have a feeling there might not be enough rooms for future 2nd years now, as they’ve been dumped at the very bottom.. which is probably more unfair as now they won’t be guaranteed accomodation, which they were promised.”“There’s going to be a lot of complaints in the next few days because of this.”While students have raised concerns, the Domestic Bursar told the JCR in her email, “in recent years everyone who has wanted a room in College or the Frewin Annex has eventually got one”But the college has admitted that this process could take weeks or even months.last_img read more