Unemployment falls to 2.46m

September 4, 2021

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Video: Presiding Bishop asks for prayers for Nice, France

June 20, 2021

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first_img 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 15, 2016 at 10:08 pm I. Find it very necessary, to pray with out ceasing. Matthew, explains, if two, or more are joined together Jesus, is in the mist. Let’s lift up holy hands, in all the universe, and hold up the blessing for all. Saved and unsaved, to give God, the understanding, we need him. Bereaved families, are all over, and need that spiritual hug and keep in the universe I. Rich words to Christ in the next weekHeaven’s Lord, we are in great , pain, and much suffering. Oh, Lord we need you ever day of life.looking down, would you, accept us, and heal the earth. Christ, we love you,and need heavens power help now. Hebrew 11:1 speaks Now faith is the substances of things hope for evidence of thing not seen. See this planet Oh Lord, see we needYour super natural help, intervene, and we will give you daily,hourly,praise. In Jesus Christ name ,amen. Ministering for you Christ Rev,minister Batiste. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Ann Fontaine says: Featured Events Comments (4) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm Thank you so much, Bishop Curry. God bless your continued ministry that always points us back to the source of life and hope.Teresa WakeenDio. MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 2:00[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the above video asking every Episcopalian to share in deep prayer for Nice, France, following a deadly attack on July 14 that killed 84 people and injured more than 200.The video also is available here and here. July 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm I cannot copy the embed code — is there one? Thanks Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ann Fontaine says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Video: Presiding Bishop asks for prayers for Nice, France New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN 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 Teresa Wakeen says: center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm I think there is an issue using mac to copy the embed code. Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rev,Minister Lana Batiste says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Video Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Jul 15, 2016 Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more


Support the Dec. 18 hearing on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s health crisis

June 15, 2021

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first_imgU.S. Federal Court Judge Robert Mariani has ordered a full evidentiary hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal in Scranton, Pa., on Dec. 18 based on a preliminary injunction filed in August seeking medical care to treat the hepatitis C virus he contracted from a blood transfusion in 1981.  Suzanne Ross visited Mumia Abu-Jamal on Nov. 27.Abu-Jamal’s family and supporters, who for months have been demanding that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections cease their efforts to murder Mumia through medical malpractice, applauded news of the hearing.For over a year doctors employed by the PA DOC ignored Abu-Jamal’s growing health crisis. They never informed him about his rising blood sugar levels and gave him medications for a severe skin rash that only made it worse.  The prison even punished him by denying phone calls when he failed to turn up for morning check-in because he was too sick to stand. It was only the intervention of another prisoner, Major George Tillery, who told prison officials, “Mumia is dying,” which saved his life. The prison subsequently punished Tillery by moving him to another prison and putting him in solitary confinement.In March 2015, Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital after collapsing from near lethal blood sugar levels and renal failure. Even after treatment for diabetes, he continued to suffer severe skin rashes and lesions over much of his body as well as swelling of his arms and legs. His skin developed a leatherlike appearance, and he had difficulty standing and walking.  As it became clear that prison doctors were deliberately ignoring Abu-Jamal’s health crisis, a global campaign was launched to pressure the PA DOC to allow Abu-Jamal access to doctors of his choice who could review his records and determine exactly what was going on. In August he was finally diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus, which impacts nearly 10,000 prisoners in Pennsylvania.Despite the diagnosis, prison officials refused to give Abu-Jamal a new direct-acting anti-viral drug with a 90-95 percent cure rate for HCV. The medication, manufactured by Gilead Sciences, comes with a hefty price tag. At about $1,000 per pill, it costs $95,000 for a 12-week course of treatment. Prison officials decided to hold off on treatment until the final stages of the condition — in other words, when it would be too late to save Mumia. Speaking at a November meeting in Philadelphia, Abu-Jamal’s attorney Robert Boyle noted that the cost of the hospital care Mumia needed because the HCV went untreated was easily double that expense.Cruel and unusual punishmentIn early September 2015, lawyers for Abu-Jamal filed an injunction on his behalf seeking immediate relief through the administration of the anti-viral drug. On Sept. 18, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Karoline Mehalchick denied Abu-Jamal’s motion, even before his attorneys had a chance to respond to the PA DOC’s opposition as allowed by court rules.Mehalchick claimed that Abu-Jamal would not be irreparably harmed if he received no care, even though she acknowledged that HCV is a “sufficiently serious” condition under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment.”Mehalchick also suggested that the PA DOC should be allowed to implement its own protocols for prisoners with hep C. However, the PA DOC “treatment protocol” is to deny testing and to deliver no treatment. In June 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons amended its guidelines regarding HCV infection to include use of the new medications and to prioritize treatment for HCV cases as having the most urgent need. Many state prison systems have yet to follow suit. At the Dec. 18 hearing, attorney Boyle will be able to cross examine DOC witnesses, including prison administrators and doctors about why they are denying medically indicated treatment for Mumia. The DOC has also been ordered to turn over critical discovery: Abu-Jamal’s medical records. Mumia will also testify via video hookup, the first in decades where he will be able to testify on his own behalf.People who have recently visited Abu-Jamal report that his condition seems greatly improved. Yet they caution that as long as the prison refuses to administer drugs that can cure HCV, he remains in grave danger.  Suzanne Ross, with the Free Mumia Coalition NYC, stated in a reportback on her recent visit with Mumia, “Only through the collective power of the people have we been able to pressure prison officials to provide treatment for the symptoms of hep C that Mumia has suffered. However, without the medication to treat the actual disease he could relapse at any time.”Speaking at a gathering in Philadelphia on Dec. 5, Pam Africa, with the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, credited the intervention of Abu-Jamal’s supporters, along with the diligence of other prisoners, for keeping Mumia alive and helping to restore his health. Africa noted, “A legal victory in Mumia’s case will also be a victory for the other 10,000 PA prisoners afflicted by hep C.” Undiagnosed and untreated HCV is a major cause of death for millions of people in the U.S., particularly in African-American communities. Several people at the gathering proposed opening up a campaign to expose Gilead for putting its profits before people’s health. The Dec. 18 hearing starts at 9:30 a.m. at the William J. Nealon Federal Building, U.S. Court House, 235 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18501.  For transportation from Philadelphia, call 215-724-1618 or email [email protected] In New York call 212-330-8029. If you are unable to get to Scranton, you can still show your support on Dec. 18 by calling the PA Department of Corrections at 717-728-2573 and PA Gov. Tom Wolf at 717-787-2500 to demand immediate hep C treatment for Mumia and 10,000 other prisoners. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Due to mass pressure, prison activist-writer removed from solitary

June 15, 2021

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first_imgEDITOR NOTES: Bulletin: After receiving hundreds of phone calls, SCI Albion prison officials took Coffey out of solitary confinement late Jan. 13 but claimed he couldn’t be allowed to call his sister because of a prison lock down. Coffey finally called his sister on Jan 14. He reported no physical harm and thanks everyone who supported him, including Workers World, Food Not Bombs Solidarity, Industrial Workers of the World, and the Human Rights Coalition.Workers World writer and prisoner at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Albion, Jerome Coffey, was removed from his cell and placed in solitary confinement on Jan. 6.Jerome CoffeyCoffey has been told he’s in the hole while prison officials conduct a phony investigation for a disturbance last week he had nothing to do with. Prisoners have reported guards harassing Coffey ever since he wrote the Dec. 3 article.A fellow prisoner at SCI Albion told WW that Coffey was put in the hole for mailing an article he wrote for the newspaper on the 30th anniversary of the Camp Hill prison uprising to a SCI Camp Hill administrator.The PA Department of Corrections has no right to punish a prisoner for exercising his, her or their right to free speech. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution forbids denying “freedom of speech, or of the press” to all people, including those behind bars. Prison authorities have no legal basis to punish prison-reporter Coffey for sharing his article — titled “30 years after the Camp Hill Uprising: Repression in Pennsylvania’s prison system” — even if PA DOC officials disagree with its contents. (Read article at tinyurl.com/tv27tok/.)His twin sister, Jeanne Coffey, called the prison all day on Jan. 10, but prison officials refused to answer her questions concerning Jerome’s welfare.Family and friends are asking people to call:SCI-Albion/ Superintendent: Michael Clark 814-756-5778SCI-Albion/ Deputy Superintendent Facilities Management: Bryan Flinchbaugh 814-756-5778Tell them you are calling out of concern for Jerome Coffey (AS-1558). Demand that his family be informed of his condition and that he be allowed a phone call to his family, specifically his twin sister, Jeanne Coffey, at 267-368-2081.In addition, Jerome should be taken out of solitary and returned to general population. Jeanne Coffey is asking callers to let her know what prison officials tell you.Jerome Coffey is a co-founder of the Human Rights Coalition, a grassroots nonprofit group of prisoners and their families, exoffenders and supporters. HRC was formed to aid and support prisoners’ families coping with the stress and hardships created by having a loved one incarcerated, as well as to challenge the punitive, retributive nature of the penal system. For more information, go to hrcoalition.org/about-hrc.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Cleveland car/pedestrian action demands prisoner release

June 15, 2021

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first_imgClevelandMay 29 — Today a combination car/pedestrian protest in downtown Cleveland called for the Cuyahoga County Jail to release more prisoners and end “inhumane treatment.” Similar actions have been taking place around Ohio, which has the highest COVID-19 prisoner death rate in the country. This demonstration was called by the Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail.Cleveland, May 29: ‘Release prisoners and provide resources.’ WW photo: Martha GrevattPrisoners banged on the bars as they looked down at a large group of people in solidarity. Dozens of cars, with taped-on messages of “Free them all” and “RIP George Tamir Desmond,” circled the “Justice Center.” Desmond Franklin and 12-year-old Tamir Rice were killed by Cleveland police — Rice in 2014 and Franklin this year. George is George Floyd.Others stood outside the building, which houses the jail as well as the courts, and chanted, “Free them all” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Armand Budish has to go!”County Executive Budish is responsible for the deplorable conditions at the county jail, which led to eight deaths in 2018 and another in 2019. An investigation by federal marshals found that prisoners faced inadequate food and sanitation, overcrowding, medical neglect and other mistreatment, including torture by guards. The jail held many because these prisoners could not afford bail.In response, activists, prisoner family members and other concerned people in Cleveland formed the coalition in late 2018.Since the pandemic, hundreds of prisoners have been released from the county jail, reducing overcrowding. However, the government provides no resources to survive outside jail and forces prisoners to pay over $200 a month for required ankle bracelets. Those left inside are still being mistreated.As the coalition pointed out in a news release: “The Cuyahoga County Jail has completely mismanaged the pandemic for the incarcerated peoples at the jail. People who have tested positive for the virus have been put into solitary confinement without medical attention. There is no way for incarcerated people to social distance and there is a complete lack of personal protective equipment. The only way to keep incarcerated people and the rest of the community safe from COVID-19 is to release them without payment, prejudice, or opposition and provide them with the resources to live on the outside.”Organizations plan more car/pedestrian combination protests in coming weeks in Columbus and outside the state prison in Belmont.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia

June 12, 2021

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first_imgNews News MaltaEurope – Central Asia CorruptionWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Help by sharing this information to go further July 22, 2020 Find out more RSF Report: The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s deteriorating press freedom climate Organisation RSF_en MaltaEurope – Central Asia CorruptionWomenImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes developments in the murder case of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, where one of three accused hitmen has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after entering a guilty plea, and three men have been arrested under suspicion of supplying the bomb that took Caruana Galizia’s life. However, these nascent steps towards justice are long overdue, and underscore the urgent need for full justice for this horrific crime. UPDATE : On 24 February, four men were arraigned in a late-night court hearing in connection with Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination as well as other crimes: brothers Adrian and Robert Agius, Jamie Vella, and George Degiorgio. All four pled “not guilty.” Police Commissioner Angelo Gafa stated that he believed everyone connected to Caruana Galizia’s assassination has now been apprehended; however, RSF emphasises the need for all masterminds to be identified and brought to justice.On 23 February, a Maltese court sentenced Vincent Muscat to 15 years in prison and ordered him to pay 42,000 EUR in court expenses after he pled guilty to involvement in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in October 2017 – including by placing the bomb that killed her. Muscat is one of three accused hitmen who has been detained since December 2017 in connection with the assassination, for which brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio remain in custody, continuing to deny their involvement.On the same day, three men were arrested under suspicion of supplying the bomb used to kill Caruana Galizia: brothers Adrian and Robert Agius, and their associate Jamie Vella. All three were among the 10 men initially arrested in connection with the assassination on 4 December 2017, but had been released without charge. They were included in an October 2018 report by RSF and The Shift News assessing the Maltese authorities’ failings in the case at the one-year mark.“These latest developments represent nascent steps towards justice for the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia; however, this progress is long overdue, calling into question why it has taken more than three years to get to this point. Despite the sentencing of Vincent Muscat, still no one has been brought to trial in this case. It is now more urgent than ever that everyone involved in every aspect of this horrific crime be identified and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. RSF remains fully committed to the fight for full justice for Daphne,” said RSF’s Director of International Campaigns Rebecca Vincent.Caruana Galizia’s family expressed in a statement delivered by their lawyer that they hoped this step would begin to lead towards full justice, noting that the “macabre murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia was intentional and should have been prevented.”It is unclear why the sudden progress in the murder case has been so slow in coming. Vincent Muscat had first requested a presidential pardon in exchange for information more than two years ago – a request that was ultimately rejected by Prime Minister Robert Abela in January 2021. Abela now claims the latest developments indicate “this is a country where the rule of law truly prevails” – in sharp contradiction to the findings of expert international bodies such as the Venice Commission and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.Accused mastermind Yorgen Fenech also remains in custody in connection with the assassination, while the compilation of evidence against him continues. Self-confessed middleman Melvin Theuma testified in court for the first time three weeks ago, following extensive injuries sustained in July, including a slit throat, which police attributed to self-harm. The independent public inquiry into Caruana Galizia’s assassination also continues to review evidence.Malta is ranked 81st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, having fallen 34 places since Caruana Galizia’s assassination in 2017. RSF set to testify in public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia as key witness found with slit throat Malta: Three years on, pursuit of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia stalled by constant obstacles and lack of press freedom reform News February 24, 2021 – Updated on February 26, 2021 Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia October 16, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Malta October 14, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more


Thailand uses Covid-19 to restrict the freedom to inform

June 12, 2021

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first_img Thai journalists and media outlets thinking of publishing an article about Covid-19 will think twice because any information about the virus that the government deems to be “false or capable of causing fear in the public” is now punishable by up to five years in prison.This measure, which included no definition of “false” information, was part of a decree imposing a state of emergency on 26 March. It also allows the government to order online media outlets to “correct” any offending information and, if they fail to comply, to prosecute them under the Computer Crimes Act, whose severity RSF has condemned in the past.“The deliberate distortion of information causing misunderstanding or affecting peace, order or public decency,” is also penalized by the decree.“This very vaguely worded decree turns Gen. Prayut’s government into a ‘Ministry of Truth’ able to dictate to journalists what is and is not true,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The Thai authorities are clearly using the coronavirus crisis to censor or restrict the media’s work. This is all the more unacceptable because what journalists do is absolutely crucial during an emergency such as this and they should therefore be able to work without fearing reprisals.”On 23 March, three days before the decree, the authorities arrested Danai Ussama, a Thai citizen, because, shortly after his return to Thailand from Spain he reported on Facebook that no one on his flight was screened for Covid-19 on landing at Phuket airport. After being charged with “putting into a computer system false data in a manner likely to cause panic in the public,” he was released the next day. He is due to appear in court on 12 May.Thailand is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out more March 31, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2020 Thailand uses Covid-19 to restrict the freedom to inform RSF_en ThailandAsia – Pacific Media independence Covid19Freedom of expressionPredatorsJudicial harassment Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last week’s decree in Thailand under which the government, on the pretext of regulating coronavirus information, gave itself the right to decide what is true and what is false. The freedom to inform must be respected at this crucial time, RSF says. News Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alertscenter_img Organisation News News May 12, 2021 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-Ocha delivers a televised speech in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2020 (source : www.khaosodenglish.com). ThailandAsia – Pacific Media independence Covid19Freedom of expressionPredatorsJudicial harassment News Follow the news on Thailand Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmarlast_img read more


Violent attack on TV crew by ruling party members, equipment seized

June 12, 2021

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first_img July 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violent attack on TV crew by ruling party members, equipment seized March 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation RSF_en March 12, 2019 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Zambia Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Zambia : Outspoken Zambian TV channel suspended for 30 days ZambiaAfrica News November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns a violent attack by members of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) on a Muvi TV crew that included two women that went to Nakachenje, a town to the west of Lusaka, on 18 July to investigate claims that MMD members were illegally seizing and sharing out land. The police, who are investigating the assault, said they arrested two suspects yesterday on charges of “assault, criminal trespass and obtaining money by false pretences.”“The particularly violent and barbaric attack on the Muvi TV crew must not be minimized,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We welcome the interest shown by the police in quickly identifying those responsible and bringing them to justice. “With three months to go to general elections, were urge political party members to act with restraint and not repeat this kind of attack on the media. We hope the authorities will not give any special protection to those responsible because of their membership of the ruling party. Ensuring a favourable climate for media personnel is essential.”The crew from privately-owned Muvi TV that went to Nakachenje consisted of reporter Dainess Nyirenda, camerawoman Annita Kalwani, cameraman Emmanuel Kaluba and driver Edward Ntele. Shortly after they began filming, they were surrounded and repeatedly hit by MMD members chanting “boma ni boma” (the government is the government), who seized a camera, a microphone and four mobile phones and forced them to hand over money.In a video broadcast by Muvi TV, Kalwani said: “We were badly beaten. They tried to rape me. We started running back to the car. They threatened to burn us alive.” Kaluba was attacked with stones and sticks, sustaining an injury to his mouth. Ntele was forced to the ground and a knife was used to cut into his forehead. Nyirenda and Kalwani suffered internal injuries and psychological trauma.Photo : Edward Ntele, Dainess Nyirenda and Emmanuel Kaluba (Muvi TV) ZambiaAfrica last_img read more


Headless Horseman to showcase beauty of area

June 4, 2021

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first_img Previous articleWoman attempted to leave without paying for €1,400 worth of groceriesNext article´Have You Seen Pepe?’ admin NewsLocal NewsHeadless Horseman to showcase beauty of areaBy admin – April 3, 2012 608 Advertisement “The intention is an enjoyable event that gives as much back to the community as possible”.COUNTY Limerick is hosting a Headless Horseman Adventure Race on Sunday, April 8. The inaugural event was first set up last year by Fiona Hayes who was eager to hold a multifaceted outdoor event to showcase all that Kilmallock, Ballyhoura and the Lough Gur region have to offer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Facebook Print Email WhatsApp Linkedin The race comprises of a seven mile cycle from Kilmallock to the Ballyhoura Trail followed by a six mile run/climb, an 18 mile cycle from Ballyhoura to Lough Gur, where contestants will kayak for three miles, and the final stage involves a 9.5 mile cycle from Lough Gur to Kilmallock, finishing with a one mile run through the town.It is hoped that thousands will avail of the opportunity to visit this beautiful area.The event takes place on Sunday April 8 (Easter Sunday) and forms part of the Kilmallock Festival, which runs from April 7 to 9 and was launched last week at the Deebert House Hotel with the help of celebrities and ambassadors for the Hope Foundation, who primarily work to free street children and poor families from lives of pain, abuse and poverty.Guests included actor and comedian Jon Kenny, Teena Gates, journalist and author of ‘one foot in front of the other’ and local GAA sports people, including Limerick Senior Hurler Graeme Mulcahy.Anyone willing to take part in the race in aid of the Hope Foundation can avail of a discount off their entry.The message from the festival committee is loud and clear:“We are going to develop this festival and its intention is to be a sustainable and enjoyable event that gives as much back to the community as possible”.The festival line-up includes a fun cycle event for all abilities at 2pm on Saturday April 7, followed by a kids disco at 4pm and a free candlelight concert from the Abbey at 7pm.The Headless Horseman race begins at 8.30pm on Easter Sunday, which will cover 45 miles in total and can be undertaken solo or as part of a team.Race organiser Fiona Hayes told the Limerick Post that individuals would benefit from forming teams or groups in order to have a support network and an extra boost to finish the race.“This race is tough but we are catering for teams along with solo participants in order to make this achievable for everyone.“This is going to be a very scenic race where competitors will take in the Ballyhoura Mountain Trails along with Lough Gur, County Limerick”.Sunday’s post-race events include a parade through the town of Kilmallock, including street performers and entertainers on Sarsfield Street.The focus will be a fun day for all the family in a safe and well marshalled environment.The feature event on Sunday evening is live music from The Strypes and Hermitage Green and tickets are available from Fitzgerald’s off license and pub in Kilmallock and Deebert House Hotel.More information is available on the Kilmallock Festival and Headless Horseman Adventure Race websites.Charlotte Grimley, Hope Foundation, Graeme Mulcahy, Limerick Senior Hurler, Fiona Hayes, Headless Horseman Adventure Race organiser, Jon Kenny and Teena Gates.last_img read more


Police detain two men in relation with Donegal mans murder in Glasgow

May 27, 2021

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first_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ By News Highland – January 19, 2012 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articlePringle will not return Leader’s Allowance until government spending is reformedNext articleHead of Comhaltas welcomes Derry Fleadh bid News Highland News Facebookcenter_img Twitter Facebook Police detain two men in relation with Donegal mans murder in Glasgow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Two men have been detained for questioning by police in connection with the death of a Donegal man outside his home in Glasgow.57-year-old William McKeeney, was attacked in Melville Street, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, at around 12.40am on Sunday as he walked home from a night out.Strathclyde Police said that Mr McKeeney was subjected to a “sustained and violent” assault.He was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary where he died from his injuries.Earlier this week police said Mr McKeeney’s partner has been left “completely traumatised” after she witnessed the attack from a window of their ground floor flat.Officers have detained two men for questioning in connection with the death. No further details were released.Mr McKeeney, who was originally from Malin Head, was “extremely popular” and “well known” in the local community.The labourer had been living in Glasgow for the past five years. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny last_img read more