Primates Meeting 2016: Full ENS coverage

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Jan 21, 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, 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 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Primates Meeting, Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Primates Meeting 2016, Primates Meeting 2016 reaction Press Release Service Primates Meeting 2016: Full ENS coverage Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Memorial Day gas prices sink to a two-year low

first_img Please enter your comment! SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year Ago2019 High(YTD)2018 HighRecord High Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The daily average price is the lowest since MarchFrom AAAFlorida gas prices continued to decline through the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. The daily average price for gasoline is now the lowest since March, yet travelers found the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in two years.Florida gas prices now average slightly below $2.60 per gallon. The state average was 31 cents less than last year’s holiday, but 30 cents more than the year before (2017).The average price in Florida declined for the 24th consecutive day on Monday, for a total discount of 19 cents. Monday’s average price of $2.60 per gallon is 4 cents less than a week ago, 12 cents less than last month, and 31 cents less than this time last year.“Gas prices took an early summer slide, due to growing domestic fuel supplies and the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Both factors forced oil prices to their lowest level in two months. As we begin the summer driving season, Florida drivers are saving a little more than $4.50 compared to last year, when filling an average size tank of gas.”Last week, the price of crude (WTI) dropped a total of $4.47 per barrel; falling from the weekly high daily settlement of $63.10/b on Monday, to a low of $58.63/b.The latest supply data from the EIA showed a 1-percent gain in domestic crude supplies and a 1.7 percent jump in gasoline supplies, compared to the week before. Although gasoline stocks remain 2.2 percent below year-ago levels, crude stocks are soaring nearly 9 percent higher than this time last year.Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.71), Panama City ($2.70), Miami ($2.69)Least expensive metro markets – Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.52), Orlando ($2.53), Melbourne-Titusville ($2.53)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at and metro averages can be found here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.About The Auto Club Group The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at Visit AAA on the Internet at Click here to view current gasoline price averages Florida$2.599$2.605$2.638$2.717$2.911$2.795$2.92 (5/25/2018)$4.08   (7/17/2008)center_img TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleHow rural areas like Florida’s Panhandle can become more hurricane-readyNext article2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts on Friday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Georgia$2.610$2.618$2.642$2.734$2.841$2.735$2.84 (5/27/2018)$4.16   (9/15/2008) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here National$2.832$2.832$2.850$2.886$2.968$2.895$2.97 (5/26/2018)$4.11   (7/17/2008) Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)last_img read more

Face-to-face company achieves attrition rate of 3.5 % for World Vision

first_img Howard Lake | 1 March 2005 | News Professional fundraising organisation Grassroots Partnership has reduced attrition rates from door to door and face to face fundraising to 3.5% for World Vision, and is now expanding its consultancy offer.As the World Vision campaign comes to an end, Grassroots Partnership is reporting an attrition rate of just 3.5%. For the first five months it had been as low as 1.5%. Steve Philliben, Director at Grassroots, said that his agency was successfully bucking recent trends of increased attrition levels in year one for this kind of fundraising. He attributes the success to the agency’s management and training programme. Advertisement Building on its success, Grassroots are now offering consultancy services, aiming to help charities grow their own in-house face-to-face and door-to-door fundraising teams without the need to employ an external professional fundraising organisation.Steve explained we offer to help charities create and manage a high quality team of in-house fundraisers that will benefit from our proven expertise in recruiting committed givers with sector-leading retention rates. Tom Colborne, Head of Regular Giving at Grassroots Partnership, explained: “We will not ask you to buy into our model of fundraising, rather we will provide a service bespoken to yours.”Grassroots have just started fundraising in the Midlands as part of its expansion, and will shortly begin work on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society in the region.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Research / statisticscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Face-to-face company achieves attrition rate of 3.5 % for World Vision 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

All-India General Strike is largest in world history

first_imgTwo hundred farmers’ unions are organized under the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee.It is estimated that at least 150 million workers, perhaps as many as 200 million, participated in the two-day All-India General Strike Jan. 8-9. The strike was probably the largest general strike in world labor history. Although generally ignored by the Western capitalist news media, this was a world-shaking event. Workers throughout India participated — from the largest cities of Mumbai (12 million plus) and Delhi (11 million plus) to the 67 percent of the country that remains rural. Workers in government, banking, transit, manufacturing, transportation, education, agriculture and the informal economy were among those walking out. Every sector of the economy experienced slowdowns and in some cases total shutdowns. As of 2017, India’s population was 1.34 billion people; only China’s population is larger. One in six people in the world live in India. Of those 1.34 billion, at a bare minimum more than 1 in 9 took part in the strike. Or about one striker for every 50 people in the entire world!Classwide unityAs in other general strikes against the current government, 10 of India’s different labor federations, along with various independent unions, came together and struck as one. The politics of these federations range from conservative to revolutionary. According to British blogger Jamie Woodcock, who witnessed the strike’s impact in Bangalore, “The majority of the workers were aligned with the ‘red’ unions, and political parties were playing an important role.” ( in strike photos are the red banners of the All-India Trade Union Congress, which is India’s second largest labor federation and the largest with left-wing leadership. Founded in 1920, AITUC is also the oldest labor federation in India and is affiliated with the World Federation of Trade Unions, which AITUC co-founded in 1945.“The crowd of workers was diverse, with a large number of women, as well as significant numbers of visible Muslims,” Woodcock noted. Muslims are the largest of many religious minorities in India, whose population is 80 percent Hindu. India has over 2,000 ethnic groups, speaking many languages that belong to four distinct linguistic families.Women have played a major role in the ongoing struggle against the neoliberal government of Narendra Modi. In a 2016 interview with this writer, AITUC General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur spoke about women’s participation in the Sept. 2, 2016, general strike: “Women were essential because they are hard hit. All the social security investment which the government is reducing is hitting women because it is making education, health, drinking water and food items expensive. Good jobs and opportunities are being lost. Women are being engaged only in precarious jobs, where wages are not protected at all, so women’s participation in our strike was immense. They were in the forefront everywhere.” (“Women & the All-India Trade Union Congress,” Workers World, Nov. 20, 2016)Workers massed in Mumbai during Jan. 8-9 strike.‘A clear warning from the working class’Unions built the mass work stoppage around 12 demands. The first opposes Prime Minister Modi’s efforts to dismantle the 1926 Labor Law, demanding the government “stop all pro-corporate, anti-worker amendments.” Other demands address inflation, privatization, the right to unionize, irregular and “non-permanent” employment, social security for unorganized workers, the Foreign Direct Investment policy in banking, high unemployment and pensions.The strike’s strength extended far beyond the unionized sector, which is only about 30 million workers, a majority of them in government. Student and farmer organizations supported the strike. Farmers engaged in road and rail blockades to back the strike demands and “to save rural farmers’ lands from the corporate.” (Times Now News, Jan. 8)Strike leaders were arrested, including Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders from West Bengal, Sujan Chakraborty and Anadi Sahoo, who were detained in Kolkata, along with their comrades from Jadavpur.“The struggle will continue,” Chakraborty stated emphatically. Tapan Sen, general secretary of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, added, “This strike is a clear warning from the working class and toiling people of India that they were not going to take lying down the attacks on their basic rights and living conditions.” (The Morning Star, Jan. 8)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-11-13 12:31 update with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img Facebook Twitter 10:29 updateDow quietly off 26Feb cattle $131.07 below $131.20 support, but close is the only price that countsFeb hogs $84.47 with support at $84.17March bean sag $.15 to $13.66 at mid range in position balancingMarch corn off 5 and March wheat off just 2. By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 11, 2013 SHARE 11:07 updateDow off 14Watch CME volume yesterday at 12 million totals with 10.5 million Globex and 850.000 open out cryCME stock values at $53The pending ICE-NYSE combine will cut trading volume and these are good measuresWestern dryness continuesArgentine flooding subsides and soybean plantings moves aheadFeb cattle remain under support at $130.92 Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-11-13 12:31 update with Gary Wilhelmi SHARE 11:18 updateBears bolster positions with March corn $6.89 off 10 cents and March soybeans down $.212 at 16.59Supports at $6.75 and $13.52March wheat $7.38 off 6 with support at $7.00 12:31 updateMarch soybeans roll over at down $.23, March corn short covering up $.11 and March wheat $.15 betterVolume accelerates to 139,000 on March corn covering from 73,000 an hour ago12:21 updateCorn production 10.8 b and soybeans 3.01 b, both above estimates, but heavily short markets initially experience short covering FinancialWells Fargo earnings $.91 versus $.89 expected is the first of the big banks to reportNext week many reports are scheduledUS trade deific $48 b up from $42 in OctoberJapanese boosts stimulusChinese inflation up mote than expectedFord to hire 2200 the most in yearsQuiet open projected as it was in EuropeCrude oil $93.34 off $.49Gold down $4 at $1673Dollar index off 25 at 79.53LivestockSouthern cash at $126 and northern beef $ 204, both $1-2 lowerBoxed beef $194 choice up $.50January is not a good month for beef demandCattle slaughter expected less than 600,000Pork cutout 87 loads with carcass, up $.49 loin’s $.68 lower and hams $2.67 higherFeb cattle support $131.20 and Feb hogs $84.17Grain and soybeansUSDA crop reports at 11 AM, right in the middle of the session, seams irresponsibleExpectations corn stocks 8.2 b and crop at 10.7 b with soybeans 2.37 b and crop 2.93 bWinter wheat plantings are seen at 4 year high, but conditions poor at 24% g-z in Kansas, or one half the normal.Increasing oil production will curb corn plantings for ethanolPoor exports sales in allStocks reports are the prime measure of domestic can always be surprising and are also used for correctionsHeavy flooding rains in Louisiana are too far south to help MississippiVolume and velocity of trade has been extremely light his week Facebook Twitter Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 1-11-13 12:31 update with Gary Wilhelmi Previous articleNew Congress May Be Less Friendly to Midwest AgNext articleCorn and Wheat up on USDA January Report Data Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Student-led book drive aims to help children with incarcerated loved ones

first_imgReddIt Ariel Wallace ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Academics at TCU Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Students can drop books off at Scharbauer Hall for the book drive (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Facebook Ariel Wallace Previous articleHoroscope: April 26, 2021Next articleAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Ariel Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU traditions and history + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img Campus food drive asks students to use campus cash to help those in need Ariel Wallace eBay launches on-campus marketplace exclusively for TCU students and community Linkedin Ariel Wallace Twitter Twitter Linkedin printTCU students are leading a book drive to help support local children that have incarcerated family members and friends. Janae Jackson, a junior political science and sociology double major and leader of the book drive, said she understands the lasting effect that incarceration can have on young children. “Growing up on the East side of Berry, in an under-resourced black and brown community, incarceration was omnipresent,” Jackson said. “Sadly, hearing about someone going to jail or prison became typical for people in my community.”The book drive was formed to help Fort Worth young people with incarcerated loved ones learn more about the incarceration system.“Incarceration is inevitably a system of collective punishment that has a ripple effect on children who have family in the system,” said Jackson. “There are very few resources from the state and education system to make up for that. I wanted to do something that could benefit as well as raise awareness about this under-resourced population.”Jackson said she had struggled to sympathize with criminals at first, but that education has changed her perception.TCU student-led book drive to help children with incarcerated loved ones in Fort Worth. (TCU)“I didn’t see that they [the incarcerated] were still human, who needed additional care and resources, but instead labeled them criminals,” said Jackson. “It was not until I was in college and started learning about the criminal legal system that I began to view inmates as people who need additional resources rather than being the problem themselves.”Jackson’s passion led her to the book club, which asks for donations of used or new children’s books.Jackson recommends purchasing books that talk about the struggles of incarceration for children from an Amazon list that she curated for the drive.Jackson’s goal is to collect a total of 500 books.The book drive will take place from April 19 through May 7. Donations can be dropped off at 4207 Scharbauer Hall in the Criminal Justice department and will be sent to the Como Community Center and the Family Action Center. Jackson, who plans to open the book drive again next fall, said that this is just the first step. She also plans to create a student organization on campus dedicated to those with incarcerated loved ones. In the future, she hopes to hold therapeutic art activities, reading groups, and letter writing. Facebook Ariel Wallace read more

Foothill Family Service’s Adopt-A-Family Program is Underway

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday From left to right: Kim Christian, Anbrea Boethling, and Leslie ManucciFoothill Family Service is eager to brighten the holidays for local families in need through its annual Adopt-A-Family program, which provides gifts and necessities for children and families who receive treatment from the agency. With support from the Friends of Foothill Family and the Walt Disney Company, the 2014 program is currently in full swing. This year, Foothill aims to connect 300 of the agency’s highest-need families and children to generous donors in the community.Recognizing that the holidays can be a particularly difficult time for Foothill’s client families who are overcoming trauma or abuse, often on very limited resources, Foothill helps alleviate holiday stress by pairing families in need with Adopt-A-Family donors. Participating donors choose the family size they can feasibly adopt and are given information about who they are and a wish list covering their greatest needs, including favorite toys for the children. Gifts from the list should be purchased new, then wrapped and dropped off at Foothill Family Service in early December. They are then delivered by Foothill case managers to their clients in time for the holidays. For these high-need recipients who are recommended by Foothill therapists and case managers, being “adopted” brings joy and hope to families who would otherwise not have gifts to open during the holidays.Administrative support for Adopt-A-Family is provided by the organization’s volunteer guild, Friends of Foothill Family. Adopt-A-Family co-chairs Susan Seley and Jennifer Knepshield work with a committee of volunteers who are dedicated to expanding the program’s outreach by spreading the word about the program and helping to coordinate donation gift drop off and delivery.Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and families, as well as scout troops, clubs, schools, businesses and other community organizations who want to make a difference this holiday season. Monetary donations are welcome in lieu of gifts and are often used to purchase grocery store gift cards for participant families.Support Foothill’s Adopt-A-Family program during this holiday season of giving. For more information, contact Meaghan Peters, (626) 993-3056, [email protected] or visit Family Service builds brighter futures by empowering children and families in our community to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school and work. Last year, more than 22,000 clients benefited from Foothill Family Service’s life-changing programs and outreach. For more information, visit 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News Foothill Family Service’s Adopt-A-Family Program is Underway From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 2:40 pmlast_img read more

Cheers from publicans to landmark ruling

first_imgANDREW Carey was in court when Judge Tom O’Donnell gave his landmark ruling, one that reverberated far and wideIN A Landmark ruling given at Limerick District Court on Thursday, March 25, Judge Tom O’Donnell upheld the application made by some 100 vintners in Limerick city and surrounding urban areas to allow them open their premises on Good Friday, April 2. An application was put before the court under section 10 of the Intoxicating liquor Act 1962, where an area exemption was sought to allow pubs to trade on Good Friday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Judge O’Donnell heard on Tuesday March 23, legal arguments from solicitors Gearoid McGann, on behalf of the applicants, and Solr Michael Murray, on behalf of the Gardai and the state. On Thursday, Judge O’Donnell delivered his ruling stating that the “genesis of the application was that a Magners League game between Munster and Leinster was on in Thomond Park on Friday, April 2, Good Friday, and that local vintners sought to open their pubs for a period of time, between 6pm and midnight on that day. “I must firstly compliment both sides on their arguments, they were both clear and persuasive and made the decision even harder. I heard oral evidence from Mr Jerry O’Dea, a local vintner and licence holder, from Mr Sean Lally, hotelier at the Strand Hotel, and member of many bodies in Limerick, and Mr Mark O’Connell, economist, at BDO Simpson Xavier. “Each presented evidence to support the case and we heard some very interesting, social, anthropological and economic evidence from Mr O’Connell”.Judge O’Donnell noted that the state presented their case through cross-examination.He added: “Certain proofs had to be presented before the court. Under section 10 of the legislation, the applicant is obliged to be a licence holder in the area. That’s a given. The applicant must not be from the county borough of Dublin. That’s a given. There must be a evidence of an event or special event taking place in the area at that time. That’s a given. There must be a considerable amount of people in the area. That’s a given. For an area exemption, those proofs must be in order.“Mr O’Dea gave us evidence that the application was brought as a last resort after efforts made by the vintners were in vain. He went on to relate that he had unanimous approval from his members, and that the match was the biggest sporting event on the domestic rugby calendar in Ireland. Mr O’Dea added that there would be an influx of people and visitors to the area, with Leinster taking up their full allocation for the game. “The game is an annual event, and the Magners League is in existence since 2001, and avails of teams playing home and away fixtures”. In his ruling, Judge O’Donnell added that the evidence from Mr Sean Lally of the Strand Hotel, told the court of the 26,000 fans that would be in Thomond Park and the hotels would be full. “Mr Lally said that the game even had an international flavour as journalists from the UK were booked into his hotel to report on the game. We heard that over 2,000 room nights would be availed of and that certain hotels, including Mr Lally’s property, had to turn away pre and post match functions. “He even equated the match to be on a par with the famous Galway Plate. “In Mr O’Connell’s {BDO Simpson Xavier} evidence, I heard of the surveys carried out by his firm and the detail of a projected €5 to €7 million boost the game would bring to the local economy.Judge O’Donnell continued with his deliberations, noting the legal submissions made by both parties when attempting to ascertain the definition of a ‘Special event’ by using the quoted case law of Rahilly V Brady 1971, the comments of judge Cearbhall O Dalaigh, The district court judge noted the case law that Mr McGann furnished the court pertaining to an application for a dance licence in Kilkee in 1961. The 1971 comments of Judge Budd on the definition of a special event, were also referred to in the application, as well as those of Justice Gannon in the High Court in 1984, on whether a wedding was deemed to be a special event and suitable for such a licence. In all the case law before the court, Judge O’Donnell noted that not one piece of legislation presented could definitively compare to the application before him. “The object of the presented case law was to assist the court to determine the meaning of a special event. Mr McGann’s application hinges on the fact that the match in question does constitute a special event under section 10 of the Intoxicating liquor act 1962. “Mr Murray’s contention is that the event is annual and is not a special event but an event that is happening on a special day. Having read the case law several times, I have determined that this area exemption is different.“An important feature of this case is the presence of a National Sporting Arena Licence at Thomond Park, one of two in the country. I believe that Croke Park has a similar licence. This licence enables the holders to sell intoxicating liquor from the time they open their gates, and up to one hour after the match. Judge O’Donnell pointed out that there is no necessity for holders of this type of licence to apply to the courts to firstly obtain the licence, and secondly to sell liquor on Good Friday. He noted that there is no judicial scrutiny for such licensing, except in the instance of prosecution. “I find it absurd that the pubs will be closed in the locality given the fact that the patrons of Thomond Park will be able to buy drink at the match”. He said that he didn’t think that the gardai would be “keen on having 26,000 people hanging around Thomond Park after the game”, adding that the “gardai would be keen to have the crowd dispersed quickly”.He commented that he was satisfied that the match had the attributes and vestiges of a special event. “I’m granting the application, but subject to one condition, and it is to amend the trading hours to 6pm to 11.30pm”. Noting that his decision may be seen with some controversy, Judge O’Donnell closed proceedings by signing the area map submitted to the court that outlined the areas in Limerick  covered by the exemption. Those were, Limerick city, Raheen Dooradoyle, Annacotty, Corbally and Castletroy.Before leaving the bench, and noting that the controversy that may surround the case, Judge O’Donnell concluded: “This District Court is not a court of precedent, it is a court of record”. 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First and Deputy First Minister confirm April public consultation on A5 upgrade

first_img Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal Monaghan league clash not all ticketNext articleHealth Minister says there are particular difficulties with staffing at Letterkenny General News Highland Pinterest First and Deputy First Minister confirm April public consultation on A5 upgrade Facebook Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – February 13, 2014 News WhatsAppcenter_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Public consultation into the delayed A5 dual carriagewat will begin April.The news was this week confirmed to West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer who sought assurances from the  that the Executive remains committed to the A5 project.In response to a question from Declan McAleer, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness stated that the Executive remains committed to the delivery of the A5 Western Transport Corridor.The project was subject to a successful legal challenge with Roads Minister Danny Kennedy and his officials now addressing the associated issues.Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness said they understand that part of the work will include a number of important public consultation processes, the first of which is due to commence in April this year.The next steps in the project will be dependent on the outcome of the public consultation.Mr McAleer, who sits on the Stormont regional development committee, said he very much welcomes the re-commitment of the Executive to this strategically important project – the news has also been welcomed by Donegal Fine Gael Joe McHugh who said the progress was very welcome.The upgrade of the A5 would see a dual-carriageway from Aughnacloy, via Omagh and Strabane, to Derry. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+last_img read more

Missing Convoy man officially declared dead by Donegal Court

first_img Twitter By News Highland – December 11, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Facebook Previous articleWelfare payments make up 50 percent of household income, says ESRINext articleCRC say they had HSE agreement for salary top ups News Highland Missing Convoy man officially declared dead by Donegal Court News A missing Convoy man, last seen in London in the 1970’s has been officially declared dead just short of his 87th birthday on Christmas Eve.Peter Edward Gallagher, better known to the family who last saw him 60 years ago as Eamonn, was declared officially dead by Judge John O’Hagan at Donegal Circuit Court.His younger brother, 83 year old Charles Alphonsus Gallagher,  also known as Phonsie, applied for the declaration of death and transfer of 18 hectares of land still in Eamonn’s name.The court was told in documents before the judge that Eamonn Gallagher was last seen on the streets of Whitechapel in East London in 1979 with a bottle of wine.He was only ever sighted once before, in south London in 1962, by a fellow Donegal person. Efforts to trace him have failed.Judge O’Hagan was told by Desmond Murphy, WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more