Meeting John the Baptist in New Zealand

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service] One of the things I love about traveling is how being in a different place can trigger epiphanies that startle and challenge me. On a recent trip to New Zealand, for example, I was surprised to meet John the Baptist, who appeared to me in the form of a tattooed Maori man.I first saw Gazza on a ferry ride to an island where I would join a tour on the culture of the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Even among the hundred or so people who crowded the boat, this man was difficult to miss, for he was literally covered in tattoos. Every visible part of him had been inked with elaborate swirls and colored patterns, including his face and shaved head. He was also muscular and stocky, a man you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.So it was a surprise when we reached the island and I learned that the Tattooed Man was not only part of our group tour with TIME Unlimited — he was one of our guides. And in speaking to him, I found that he was not frightening at all. In fact, he is a gentle and deeply spiritual man.It turns out that the tattoos I had seen as bizarre and frightening were in fact the result of a religious vision. Gazza said that four years ago he had been visited by an eagle in the night, a bird so huge that it filled his bedroom. The eagle came back to him five nights in a row, until finally Gazza gave in. He knew what he was being called to do, because at 20 years of age he had received an earlier vision, one that had showed him the tattoos that would one day cover his head. “I held out as long as I could,” he said.Symbolic moko (tattoos) have long had an honored place in Maori culture. PHOTO/Lori EricksonGazza went to a tattoo artist and had his face, lips, and head marked with elaborate designs, which in the Maori language are known as “ta moko.” In doing so, he was following a long Maori tradition, for tattooing has been a valued part of that culture for many centuries. And because the head is considered to be the most sacred part of the body, to wear tattoos on the face is the ultimate statement of one’s Maori identity.As Gazza told his story, I became more and more fascinated. He explained the symbolism of his markings, describing how one arm told the story of his mother’s lineage and the other that of his father, and how his facial tattoos were patterned after those of Maori warriors of the past and how they symbolized the flow of the spirit from the sky to his mind and out through his mouth. He told how he is employed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to teach Maori culture in Aukland schools, and how he mentors Maori adolescents in the criminal justice system.As he spoke, I realized that Gazza is an evangelist for his tradition. And I thought of another evangelist, John the Baptist, who also startled people with his wild and unconventional appearance. Both Gazza and John the Baptist remind us that following the path of the spirit sets us apart from others. We may be judged — and misjudged — as a result of the marks we bear.Back home in the U.S., I find my thoughts returning surprisingly often to my encounter with Gazza. Like many Episcopalians, I hesitate at proclaiming my faith too openly. We shy Anglicans feel that evangelism is best done discreetly, so as not to run the risk of making anyone uncomfortable.I want to remember the example of Gazza, this man who proclaims his Maori identity to the world so boldly, unafraid of how people will judge him. And I ask myself this question: how would I react if an eagle showed up in my bedroom one night, asking me to proclaim my Christian faith in this way?— Lori Erickson writes about inner and outer journeys at http://www.spiritualtravels.info/. She serves as a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, Iowa. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Lori EricksonPosted Jan 6, 2012 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs last_img read more

Anglican Communion secretary general discusses Indonesian religious liberty

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion secretary general discusses Indonesian religious liberty Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has raised the issue of religious freedom during discussions with officials from the Indonesian government. Idowu-Fearon met professor Din Syamsuddin, the special envoy for Interfaith & Inter-civilization Dialogue & Cooperation for Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and diplomats from Indonesia’s London embassy, for talks at Lambeth Palace this week. They discussed a range of topics, from freedoms for Christians in Indonesia, to the nature of the Anglican Communion.Read the entire article here. Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Dec 19, 2017 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

Tiny houses to be featured at design showcase

first_img Tiny house fans will get a chance to see the finishing touches being made on  three tiny houses this week when the largest international tile & stone exhibition in North America comes to Central Florida.Leading designers and contractors will share their creative talent and install tile in tiny houses on the show floor of the 8th annual Coverings Installation Design Showcase at the Orange County Convention Center.The live-action demonstration and exhibit will feature three tiny houses being installed with tile over the course of the show by master installers, incorporating material from industry-leading tile and stone manufacturers. Coverings returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from April 4-7, 2017.“Tiny houses are still considered recreational vehicles,” says Robin Butler, president of the National Organization of Alternative Housing (NOAH). “However they are being built to construction standards of homes not only with good windows and insulation but interior finishes and creative designs and use of space. It’s good to see the tiny house movement going mainstream in the construction industry and conventions.”“Many builders construct a quality product,” Butler added. “NOAH-certified tiny houses have had third-party inspections performed at strategic stages of construction. The tiny house owner, the municipality, the insurance company and the lender are assured of the quality that went into that particular home.”Apopka-based NOAH provides tiny house inspection and certification services. They are a client of the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka.Adam Money, developer of Orlando Lakefront at College Park   advised he plans to incorporate the tiny houses into a Lakefront Bed & Breakfast. The three houses will be enjoyed by guests for years to come.“Tile is incredibly versatile, and we’re delighted to help promote the material as something that can cover the floor—and all four walls—of a residential space,” advised Money. “We think that even in a tiny home, Coverings attendees will see expansive opportunities for tile and stone.”Design teams led by principles from The Georgia Pear Interiors, Kim Lewis Designs, and bluetreehome will be paired with installers who hold Five Star Recognition from the National Tile Contractors Association and certification from the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation to bring each design to life. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSNational Organization of Alternative HousingTiny Houses Previous articlePreserving and revitalizing neighborhoods in three easy stepsNext articleFaith communities provide hope for the homeless Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Brilliant kick pass from Matty James puts winger in for great Stade Montois try

first_imgWednesday Apr 20, 2016 Brilliant kick pass from Matty James puts winger in for great Stade Montois try Stade Montois scored this excellent try in their 27-19 Pro D2 win over Albi at the weekend, with Vilikisa Salawa crossing the whitewash after an outstanding bit of play from flyhalf Matty James.After making an excellent break from his 22, the Kiwi flyhalf realised that he couldn’t make the pass to his supporting winger. So he kicked it. Fijian Salakawa did the rest and it resulted in a great try.The kick pass is obviously a difficult skill to execute, especially at top speed, but when done effectively you can see just how well it can work. It’s like a legal forward pass! Well played, Matty.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Lloyds Banking Group raises £3 million for British Heart Foundation

first_imgLloyds Banking Group raises £3 million for British Heart Foundation Howard Lake | 9 January 2011 | News The British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Charity of the Year partnership with Lloyds Banking Group has raised over £3 million, beating its original target by £1 million.The partnership began in July 2008 following a staff vote, with an initial fundraising target of £2 million. This would be used to fund 15 BHF Heart Nurses. The partnership was subsequently extended to raise a further £1 million to fund 12 additional Heart Health Professionals.Lloyds Banking Group employees and customers have been raising money for the BHF by taking part in a variety of fundraising activities and events across the UK, including group-wide quizzes, fitness challenges, sponsored events, in-branch collections and supporting the BHF’s national shop campaign ‘the BIG Donation’.Peter Hollins, Chief Executive at the BHF thanked Lloyds Banking Group staff and customers, saying: “Thousands of heart patients throughout the UK will be able to benefit from specialist nurse treatment thanks to their efforts. To achieve £3 million is astonishing and we are extremely grateful to have had their support over the last two and a half years.”www.bhf.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate  57 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Lt. Governor Choices get Initial Thumbs Up from Villwock

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 22, 2012 Home News Feed Lt. Governor Choices get Initial Thumbs Up from Villwock The Indiana number 2’s have been selected. Tuesday Democrat candidate for Governor John Gregg announced State Senator Vi Simpson (l) is his running mate. One day earlier Republican candidate Mike Pence chose State Representative Sue Ellspermann. (r)The next Lt. Governor will succeed Becky Skillman as the state’s Secretary of Agriculture. Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock told HAT Tuesday that both candidates have a great understanding of agriculture.“Indiana Farm Bureau has worked with both of these candidates during the tenure in the legislature and so we have a basic understanding with them where they stand, and we’re looking forward to hearing more of what their vision is for agriculture and how much importance it will play in their administrations.”At this point Villwock doesn’t see a downside to either candidate related to agriculture.“Vi Simpson has been in the senate for a long time and has been a leader there. Sue is relatively new but we had a few issues that we worked with her very closely on in the last legislative session. She was in the Farm Bureau office and we had a great discussion and she’s a great listener, so I’m encouraged by both and we’ll see where this all goes.”Sometimes Farm Bureau endorses a ticket, but Villwock said most of the time they don’t. That would only come about if there is a groundswell of support for an endorsement at the county level.“It takes two-thirds of our county presidents to ask for a meeting that we would have a discussion, and then it takes two-thirds of those who attend that meeting to endorse. So it’s kind of rare that we do that. We have attempted that in the past so we’ll just see how this all develops.”Villwock said any sort of movement toward an endorsement wouldn’t materialize until around the Indiana State Fair and IFB delegate session in August.Regardless of who the next Indiana agriculture leader is the past eight years is a hard act to follow.“Mitch Daniels and Becky Skillman have been really the true leaders in the country actually promoting agriculture. I’ve been with both of them at non-ag events where they always talk about agriculture being our largest industry in the state, how important it is to our economy, and we’ve been very blessed for these past eight years. Hopefully we’ll get that out of our next administration.”Ellspermann is from Ferdinand in Dubois County, and Simpson of Monroe County lives in Ellettsville.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Don-Villwock-on-LG-candidates.mp3|titles=Don Villwock on LG candidates]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Don-Villwock-on-LG-candidates.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Lt. Governor Choices get Initial Thumbs Up from Villwock Previous articleMonsanto Declare the Decade of the SoybeanNext articleClean Fuels Critical to National Security Andy Eubanklast_img read more

July Crop Update Finds Excellent Corn and Beans in Miami County

first_img Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 All quotes are delayed snapshots Facebook Twitter Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 28, 2016 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Home Indiana Agriculture News July Crop Update Finds Excellent Corn and Beans in Miami County Facebook Twitter Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Previous articleYou’ve Got Mail from NASSNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Name Sym Last Change Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States SHARE Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Mullen July crop updateIndiana is sporting some very good corn and soybean crops this year and one of the best locations according to one agronomist, was at a stop HAT made near Peru in Miami County and the north-central part of the state. The farmer there said yields could be double what they were a year ago. Bill Mullen with Seed Consultants says it truly is a night and day difference.“The corn and soybeans here have the makings for a very good, high yielding crop,” he said. “I traveled all the way from eastern Indiana and by far the nicest looking crops are stopping here at this farm.”Mullen explained some of the troubles those in eastern Indiana have encountered this year.“When we planted we started planting early, and we probably planted in soils that were crusting and we had a little bit of compaction. Then we had cold, wet conditions and the crop struggled to come on through with stress right from the get-go. We’re seeing some issues of some nitrogen deficiency. We’re seeing fields there that are rolling up when they’re under stress really bad. You don’t see that up here.”He said the Miami County farmers had a good spring and weren’t forced to rush to plant. They’re also seeing good results from slow-release nitrogen strategies this year.“It’s spoon feeding the plant throughout the summertime all the way until August. So he’s trying to build fertility wise for the nitrogen that the plant needs all season long. He doesn’t cut short on any phosphorous or any potash. He has a good fertility program and it really shows. You don’t see any nutrient deficiencies on any of the corn or soybean plants.”Take a look at the corn root systems and the progress of the Liberty Link soybeans in the latest video with Bill Mullen, Director of Agronomic Services at Seed Consultants. July Crop Update Finds Excellent Corn and Beans in Miami County Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

Investment funds and analysts to monitor what Internet firms do in repressive countries

first_img At the initiative of Reporters Without Borders, 25 US, Canadian, Australian and European investment funds managing around 21 billion dollars in assets said they are committed to online freedom of expression in a joint statement issued a news conference today in New York. As part of their commitment, they are undertaking to monitor the activities of Internet sector companies in repressive countries. The statement is above all targeted at companies such as Yahoo!, Cisco Systems and Microsoft that help the Chinese authorities censor the Internet or operate online surveillance systems.The text of the statement and list of signatories: Organisation RSF_en News Related documents Download the declarationPDF – 17.68 KB November 7, 2005 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Investment funds and analysts to monitor what Internet firms do in repressive countries Help by sharing this information Background : Reporters Without Borders has on several occasions condemned the ethical lapses displayed by certain Internet sector companies when operating in repressive countries. The organisation wrote to Yahoo! in July 2002 asking it to explain why it helps Chinese government agencies responsible for censorship. The California-based corporation has for years agreed to censor the Chinese version of its search engine so that, for example, searches for such word strings as “Falungong” or “human rights in China” will display content from official sources only. Reporters Without Borders also tried to get in contact with Cisco Systems, Yahoo! and Microsoft in December 2003 in the hope of being able to talk about the consequences of their activities for freedom of expression. Our letters received no reply.As a result, the organisation investigated other ways of getting its views across. It got in touch with investment funds which are existing or potential shareholders in these companies. Boston Common Asset Management, a US investment company that practices Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), agreed right away to look at the issue. It was joined soon afterwards by Domini Social Investment. These two investment companies began by writing to Cisco Systems chief executive John Chambers to request more transparency about the type of equipment and training programmes his company has sold to China in the past 10 years. Many statements and documents indicate that Cisco Systems has provided the Chinese police with technology that allows it to censor the Internet and monitor people while online. But this request was also ignored. Boston Common and Domini then decided to draw up a shareholder resolution in which they reiterate they request for information about Cisco’s activities in countries that are known to flout freedom of expression. This resolution will be voted on at the next general meeting of the company’s shareholders on 15 November.While pleased with this initiative, Reporters Without Borders wanted to go further and get other investment firms and business analysts to take a stand on the issue. So, together with Boston Common and Domini, it drafted a “Joint Statement on Freedom of Expression and the Internet.” The signatories affirm that respect for free expression is one of the criteria they will take into account when deciding where to invest. They add that they will step up their monitoring of Internet sector companies whose business activities have an impact on the free flow of information online. And they also undertake to support resolutions favouring free expression that are presented at shareholders’ meetings.The statement has already been signed by 25 investment firms managing some 21 billion dollars in assets. Reporters Without Borders hopes that other investment companies will join this initiative, especially traditional funds that do no specialise in ethical investing. The organisation meanwhile deplores the lack of interest shown by European socially responsible investment companies, of which so far only one has agreed to sign.Reporters Without Borders points out that this statement is not just targeted at Yahoo!, Microsoft and Cisco Systems. There has been a great deal of comment of late about such cases as the Chinese journalist, Shi Tao, who got a 10-year prison sentence on the basis of information supplied by Yahoo!, and Microsoft’s agreeing to censor the Chinese version of its MSN Spaces blog tool. But other companies participate in online censorship and surveillance in China. Google, for example, decided in July 2004 to exclude any “subversive” website from the Chinese version of its news search engine.Finally, this statement’s cope is not limited to just China. It could, for example, also apply to Fortinet, the company that installed Internet filters for the Burmese junta, or Secure Computing, which did the same in Tunisia. At the initiative of Reporters Without Borders, 25 US, Canadian, Australian and European investment funds managing around 21 billion dollars in assets issued a joint statement today in New York about their Internet sector investments. last_img read more

City Announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 Closures, Issues Reminders for Pasadenans

first_imgHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Specific closures, reminders and exceptions are listed below.Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to provide patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and all other emergency services. Always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For all other non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241. Remember, “If You See Something, Say Something.”The City Council will not meet on Monday, Jan. 15. The Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday. Jan. 22. The Mayor’s State of the City Address is Tuesday, Jan. 16 at John Marshall Fundamental (High) School, 999 N. Allen Ave. Details are at: https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/city-manager/2018/01/08/public-invited-to-mayor-torneks-state-of-the-city-event-jan-16-2018/Pasadena residents and businesses with power emergencies should call Pasadena’s Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673 and for water-related emergencies call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s Customer Service Call Center will be closed, but customers can access their accounts and make payments by phone at (626) 744-4005 or online at www.PWPweb.com.The Municipal Services Payment Center, the Permit Center and the Citizen Service Center, www.cityofpasadena.net/Citizen-Service-Center will all be closed, and resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 16.Refuse and recycling collection will be delayed by one day during the week of Jan. 15-20. Bulky item pickup program service does not resume until Feb. 5.On Monday, Jan. 15, Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride buses will operate on regular weekday schedules. All on-street parking meters will be free Jan. 15, and time limits will not be enforced. Parking meter enforcement will resume Tuesday, Jan. 16. City-owned parking lots and garages will be open Jan. 15 and regular parking rates will be enforced. Violations for red curb parking, overnight parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be issued.All Pasadena Public Library sites will be closed Sunday and Monday, Jan. 14-15, with regular schedules resuming Tuesday, Jan. 16.All community centers operated by the City’s Human Services and Recreation Department will be closed. All parks will be open for picnics, fun and play, but no site reservations are accepted for the holidays.The City wishes all residents a safe and enjoyable Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For more information about Dr. King, go online to http://www.thekingcenter.org/.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit the City of Pasadena online at  www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like the City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News 5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government City Announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 Closures, Issues Reminders for Pasadenans Published on Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 7:51 pm Make a commentlast_img read more

Limerick appeal to save ‘gay bull’ Benjy

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleLimerick pensioners remanded on terrorism chargesNext articleInsider information Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Alan Jacques | [email protected] rights activist John Carmody is calling on Limerick people to help save the life of a ‘gay bull’ that is destined for slaughter because he has shown no interest in cows and has a sexual preference for other bulls.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), founded by Mr Carmody, last week responded to plans to destroy Benjy, a pedigree Charolais bull, purchased for purposes of breeding by a farmer in County Mayo.ARAN has teamed up with one of the UK’s biggest online gay magazines THEGAYUK, and the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich, to save Benjy.The group has secured a deal with the owner of the bull so the animal can live out his life in peace. THEGAYUK have also launched an online campaign to raise funds to purchase the bull and transport him from Ireland to Britain and help with the lifelong cost of keeping Benjy at the animal sanctuary.John Carmody said that Benjy’s plight is not only hitting the hearts of Irish people, but people worldwide and he has spoken to media sources from far and wide including RTE Radio One and Russia Today about the campaign.“I can’t believe how international this has gone,” said Mr Carmody.ARAN program co-ordinator Jackie Fitzgerald said that Benjy’s plight had touched hearts across the globe.“Like every other animal, Benjy should be to be free of death, pain and suffering.  We hope the people of Limerick get behind the fundraising drive to raise money to save Benjy,” she said.At the time of going to press terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon had donated €6,250 to the cause. NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsLimerick appeal to save ‘gay bull’ BenjyBy Alan Jacques – November 18, 2014 671 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Print TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)Benjyfeaturedgay bullJohn CarmodylimerickSam SimonThe Simpsons Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more