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Lions 2013: Who’s burning bright and who’s cooling down (Under)?

first_imgOne would suspect that despite it all, they will be.If you are looking for a bit of Aussie perspective we have George Smith, David Campese and Michael Lynagh saying their piece in the June edition of Rugby World. Don’t forget to buy your copy – it’s on sale Now! Tormentor in chief was loose-head Robinson. He pumped and bucked in the scrum. He had a firmness in his play. He was never blowing. While others like Folau and Adam Ashley-Cooper and Bernard Foley ran themselves silly, Robinson was doing what he always does, without ever looking like popping a single bead of sweat.George Smith: It would be dull to go on and on about Smith, but rest assured: despite the Brumbies slackly grasping to keep up with the Crusaders at the weekend, the people of Australia are firmly in love with old Smithy.COLDGobbled up Brumby: Ben Alexander suffering through contactBen Alexander: While Robinson is squashing opposition, Alexander has come under fire for giving away scrum penalties and stumbling just that wee bit more. He is a squad fixture for Australia, but he has slipped down a place, or two in the pecking order.Jesse Mogg: One of the league’s most exciting prospects had a howler by his own high standards against the ‘Saders. The problem for him? Folau is lighting it up and Kurtley Beale is back from his punchy exile.A starting spot may be even more of an ask for the mercurial full-back.James Horwill: Okay, so the Aussie captain elect is in good nick and has just signed a new contract with the Reds. However, despite the fact we all know how hard he is and how he can mix it up or tape the wound and truck on, at some point Horwill needs an unblemished run.He was a one-half wonder against the Force at the weekend after taking a head knock. In his absence the Reds clung on and almost beat the Perth outfit for the first time in three games, had it not been for a missed Quade Cooper kick. Both men will be in the squad come Lions time, but will their heads be in the right place? Busy Izzy: Israel Folau impressed from full-back at the weekend, helping the Waratahs rout the Southern Kings 72-10By Alan DymockWITH THE Lions clubbing together in a few weeks and finals throughout Europe coming up fast, attention must once again turn to those in the thoughts of Wallaby coach Robbie Deans.The tour feels close now. Closer than a saran-wrap scarf. What that means is that while the waiting is over on these shores, the pressure down under mounts and talk turns to how Deans will shape his squad, what his tactics will be and how conservative he becomes in the face of the Lions line-ups.So as time begins to slip away like makeup off a dolphin, who is lighting it up in Australia?HOTIsrael Folau: At full-back he has had a sublime few weeks, looking like he can storm in from any point 20m from the try-line.Pyle up: Hugh Pyle scores his first of two against the ChiefsIt will be worrying for Warren Gatland that Big Izzy is growing in stature, particularly as he can climb up and collect a high ball, but he is likely to be a winger for the Wallabies despite his superhuman efforts from the back against the Kings, who were obliterated 72-10.There should be enough ballast and burst from the Lions to compete on the flank in a test, but if he comes in looking for work he has shown that he can cause problems.Hugh Pyle: The Rebels second-row is more like a flanker with a particular attraction to lineouts and a squashed head, but he is impressing. He scored two tries at the weekend against the Chiefs, but it was he willingness to carry and his dynamism at close quarters that may have caught Deans’ eye.He is not the biggest of names, but he is forcing his way into the reckoning.Benn Robinson: What the Waratahs did to the Southern Kings in the 72-10 victory bordered on the insensitive. Indeed, a mug of cocoa and a month-long hug would not begin to salve the South African franchise. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – MAY 05: Ben Alexander of the Brumbies is tackled during the round 12 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Crusaders at Canberra Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images) last_img read more

Episcopalians rally against hate as white supremacists bring violence to…

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA August 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm Once again I find myself in complete agreement with Doug Desper though I would have preferred his not using the tendentious term “white supremacist” which has been thrown around quite recklessly. One might as well refer to everybody else as “black supremacists” which in fact they often are. Indeed TEC seems well on the way to quite deliberately turning itself into a black church.There still must be a few Episcopalians left (including some blacks) who bitterly resent the way so many higher-ups in the Church are recklessly using Charlottesville to burnish their own image, ignoring the deadly combination of largely left-wing academic institutions, perniciously one-sided news organizations and so-called social media which makes it easy to spread lies and to distort the truth. All the more reprehensible because those individuals (and they include not a few bishops!) will never be held accountable for encouraging forces whose depraved views are gradually tearing our country apart perhaps beyond repair. It is very sad that so few are willing to speak out in protest. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopalians around the United States came together in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville to pray for peace and witness to their baptismal promise to work for justice andrespect the dignity of every human being. Vigils took place from All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, to the steps of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston shownhere. Photo: Bill Parnell/Diocese of MassachusettsThe Episcopal Diocese of Virginia announced at noon on Facebook that none of its clergy or parishioners had been injured. The deadly afternoon crash targeting counter-protesters was followed by an eerie quiet that raised concerns that the supremacists were planning more violence in the evening, Peyton said. The interfaith gathering concluded with a prayer vigil around 5 p.m. at the Methodist church, and everyone went home safely in groups before sundown.Charlottesville leaders don’t think this is the last they’ve seen of the hate groups, but the faith community has time to regroup.“We’re just catching our breath right now. Everyone here is exhausted,” Peyton said. “We just need to continue to build bonds between our congregations.”That mission picks up again on Wednesday, when the Charlottesville Clergy Collective holds its next meeting over breakfast.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Doug Desper says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Racial Justice & Reconciliation Comments (25) Submit a Job Listing August 16, 2017 at 2:27 pm The Church should give a silent and compassionate witness in these situations. To join in melees and shout others down with righteous chants is dangerous ground as we live on this side of heaven. Until the Kingdom comes on earth the 1st Amendment allows hate speech – and the Supreme Court has affirmed that it is protected. The 1st Amendment does not protect us from being offended. We had better be glad. Today’s “Veto Heckler” silencing another’s voice can become tomorrow’s arbitrary law-maker if we judge the worthiness of speech based on whether or not it sickens us. The ACLU and the Rutherford Institute (ideological opposites!) advocated for the Unite the Right organizers after the Charlottesville City Council denied them a permit to speak. That lawful assembly (while not admirable) was met by segments of people that the media ennobled and called “counter protesters” who wanted to silence them by force of violence. Both extremes are terrible people but no one has the right to silence another because they are sickening people with unpopular thoughts. To allow such will mean that force and popularity alone will determine who and what is lawful. Those who deny others the benefit of law today will be the ones that are later denied when the winds of popularity shift. So, hold your nose and allow the Devil the benefit of the law….for your own sake. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET August 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm As an eyewitness, I can assure you that there was only one side that intended violence in Charlottesville on Saturday. It was the nazis, white nationalists, and white supremacists. That is not a defense of any real or theoretical violent eft-wing groups; it is a statement of fact about what happened here. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT August 15, 2017 at 11:16 am Virginia the state has long been a conservative place with archaic laws, divided on beliefs and culture. The mountain area full of old southern traditions while the coast is modern, Northern Virginia is a totally different place because of it’s close proximity to D.C. The center of Va. in the Lynchburg area is like a jump back in time, Liberty University tries to run the city and does most of the time. Men still rule in that culture and women are second rate no matter what they profess. This is a state that boasts diversity but yet is hung up on the old ways. Usually when people don’t honor women and people of color you will find radical groups such as KKK and white supremacist they want the old ways back when white men where boldly in power, they could beat their wives and dogs openly, most likely they still do. How about we stop people from forming protests and if they have one then we charge a lot of money for the license and they pay for crowd control. Any violence they go to jail! Haters gonna hate and they do. Love does conquer when it is allowed to be shown and accepted, you gotta first have people who want peace and love, these people don’t want that, most of them most likely don’t know theirselves what they do want but it ain’t love. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Vicki Gray says: Rector Knoxville, TN DOUGLAS REGISTER says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY August 14, 2017 at 5:53 pm Some day, hopefully people will realize that its the color of your heart not your skin that is important. To be a caring, loving, compassionate, nurturing soul is what is important and necessary. May our blessed Lord give us the wisdom to understand this before there is more violence and killing. Rector Washington, DC The Rev. William P. Peyton says: August 17, 2017 at 8:29 am If you believe that the demonstration Friday night was peaceful, you have bad information. Armed torch-wielding men shouting Nazi slogans literally surrounded and attacked a group of unarmed students yards away from the door of my church.“Identity politics” strikes me as a much more apt description for the views of the Unite the Right organizers, who are proudly on record as favoring the establishment by violent means of a “white ethnostate” than for the diverse political views of the thousands of local citizens and countless millions of Christians and patriotic Americans who oppose them. August 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm Kenneth Knapp says: MR Scullary says: August 16, 2017 at 11:51 am Our Christian faith absolutely rejects hateful ideologies of any and every kind including but not limited to white supremacists, the KKK, Neo Nazis, BLM, Antifa, PICO and the communists (regardless of the latest “movement” or cause that they may have infiltrated, corrupted or appropriated for their purposes). Creating a leftist mythology of Jesus for progressive propaganda dissemination is no better or different than the destructive mythology of Jesus created and promoted by the radical right. They are both inaccurate, twisted creations that were contrived by men for the purpose of promoting political power. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 15, 2017 at 3:01 pm Let me be clear that I am not defending the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville under the guise of “Unite the Right”. They are deplorable people – but they must be heard to know them for who they are and as a measure for who we do not wish to be. The 1st Amendment protects that, not just as a comfort for those with ideas to be heard but also to allow warnings of incivility to be understood.Episcopal News Service has left out a lot of facts in this tragedy. ENS tells it from the viewpoint of pockets of noble people in the crowd. That is partial truth. Here is more.From all accounts the Unite the Right rally was an approved, permitted activity. The Charlottesville leadership attempted to deny the right to public speech and – of all people – the ACLU and the Rutherford Institute (ideological opposites indeed) intervened and succeeded in reversing the City Council’s decision declining an assembly permit. Left out of the ENS story is that Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville Vice-Mayor, has a documented history of very incendiary language that he has used publicly on Twitter and elsewhere. His racial intolerance and affinity for the violent tactics of the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter is a matter for public viewing.The permitted rally was ended as Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Communists, and a multitude of depraved people showed up and a confrontation began. That’s where ENS leaves out a crucial detail. Antifa and others were beating the Unite the Right group as the police were trying to escort them out. The long list of depraved individuals and groups – aside from Unite the Right – were the ones who brought the violence. These so-called “counter-protesters” were not meek, nor were they mainly made up of people attending a church rally. From the side streets and alleys people poured into the rally area with weapons. The police were overwhelmed, and peaceful people – frankly – were in the way, making a police counter response nearly impossible.Lesson: Churches….have your counter rally. Speak your peace somewhere away from the bullseye of the storm. Stay out of the way. You made it worse to keep order. The hundreds of armed (and some paid) agitators that showed up to confront the hate speech of Unite the Right used you as shields while they wielded their own brand of hatred. You had better understand that there is a war on between the extreme left and right hate elements of our society. For churches to “mix in” with banners and vestments flying will deter the police from keeping the streets under control.There is talk by the Justice Department that the RICO statutes apply to this carnage in Charlottesville. By that, they mean to prosecute people who travelled across state lines to create violence. They will go after George Soros’ paid rent-a-mobs who get trucked in to attack others.So, folks, this wasn’t the scene of white supremacists” met by “counter-protesters”. This was a battlefield in the new war where ideas and tongues are being silenced by the weight of a weapon.Perhaps we should look back to Sir Thomas More who said that he would give even the Devil (and his hate speech) the benefit of the law…”for my own safety’s sake”. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL August 16, 2017 at 10:26 am Love was there in the form of resistance to ever-present and increasingly emboldened white supremacist/Neo-Nazi movements. In the 21st Century, it’s safe to say that most common sense-orientated people have had enough of these types of ideologies, and the circumstances from this weekend have sadly lead to the continuing quagmire of serious remedy on the part of the United States. Obviously, posts attempting to defend or water-down the white supremacist/Neo-Nazi movements (especially from Kenneth Knapp, pjcabbiness as usual, and Doug Desper) makes me wonder what posts would look like here in the 1950-1960s….I’m sure the unfortunate answer would be: well, there’s two sides (to hating/killing other human beings), and THEY started it/should have known “their place”/etc…… Blessing John Chelliah says: August 16, 2017 at 7:56 pm Mr. President, you are right both sides failed God’s word. —-Matthew 543 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Albany, NY Doug Desper says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Susan Salisbury says: August 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm I have looked at a lot of video online and read several reports, including one from New York Times reporter. To lay all of the blame for violence at the feet of the neomNazis, horrible as they are, is tonexcuse Antifa. Antifa is a loosely, or secretly organized group which has physically assaulted people who invite conservative speakers to college campuses and Trumpmsuppirting rallies all over the country. In fact, they did it again, yesterday in Seattle. They brought things like concrete filled soda cans to Charlottesville and initiated attacks against the Nazis. By refusing to acknowledge this you are condoning it and it makes your condemnation of Nazi violence ring hollow. We cannot defeat Nazi racists by condoning people who, though calling themselves anti fascist, use violent fascist tactics to silence others. Alice Nelson says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Pjcabbiness says: August 16, 2017 at 2:54 am Right. We all know that Jesus was a leftist political activist and violent Marxist. All that talk about loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself was just a smoke screen. I pray that we all take a careful examination of just where Jesus would have us stand. 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 August 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm The mayor of Charlottesville had asked people not to take the bait from the KKK rally in July but they ignored him and showed up in disproportionate numbers to the 30 or so KKK members who went to C’ville. From there the situation escalated and eventually ended up in violence and loss of life. I don’t think anyone has anything to be proud about. Love did not win in Charlottesville. Love never made an appearance. Comments are closed. August 15, 2017 at 6:20 pm I’d be interested to read specifics on how you see the Left as Marxist. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Pjcabbiness says: John Michael Applin says: center_img Pjcabbiness says: August 17, 2017 at 11:15 pm Clergy have always been in the forefront of social justice. They have participated in civil rights marches, anti-apartheid protests to name a few. If they stayed in safe spaces, how would the world hear their voices? The biblical parallel might be our Lord’s cleansing of the Temple which in some ways posed a risk to His life. Jesus nevertheless called out the religious leaders who made the House of the Lord a ‘den of thieves.’ The apostles walking in his footsteps faced martyrdom and persecution as they preached the Gospel to a world, that was often hostile to their message. August 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm It is my experience that when there are two warring parties, those two parties must sit down together for there to be peace. If this protest’s organizer and counter demonstration organizer (if there was one) could take a brisk walk up shrine mont’s North Mountain and then sit down together up there or in the shrine and actively listen to each other, would there be peace then? Featured Events BG Poole says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Jim Newman says: The Charlottesville faith community drew support, both in person and verbally, from Episcopal congregations across the country, from Trinity Wall Street in New York City to All Saints Pasadena in California, and several Episcopal bishops and deans released statements condemning the violence.“In the days and weeks to come, there will be much to discuss as the Jesus Movement responds to the violence and inequality in our world,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in a post Aug. 14 on Facebook that added this was a time “remember in prayer those who died and were injured in the violent clashes in Charlottesville.”Curry, though not in Charlottesville, was deeply engaged with the Episcopal clergy and lay people participating in the rally against hatred, said the Rev. Melanie Mullen, the Episcopal Church’s director of reconciliation, justice and creation care. Curry conveyed his support through social media and text messages.Mullen was among the Episcopal clergy who responded to a call to travel to Charlottesville in a show of unity, though local clergy were the driving force behind the action. “It was us responding to their needs and encircling this community in prayer.”The Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, also released a statement Aug. 14, saying she was “sickened” by the racist violence.“Even though we sometimes fall short, we Episcopalians strive to be Christians who follow Jesus’ command to love our neighbors as ourselves and who have promised to respect the dignity of every human being,” Jennings said. “And so, we bear a special responsibility to recognize and atone for the perversions of Christianity espoused by white racists and to work for a more just vision of the church and the world.”Confederate statue has been lightning rodSeemingly overnight, Charlottesville has become a flashpoint in the ongoing national debate over an increasingly visible strain of racial hatred, promoted by neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and white nationalists who describe themselves as part of an “alt-right” movement. But religious leaders in Charlottesville know the tension has been building for months, over the city’s plan to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate war general.Support for that decision was not unanimous, even in a college town seen as more liberal than much of the rest of Virginia. Yet, “people of conscience from a variety of perspectives have made a good-faith effort to strive for understanding and reconciliation in seeking a resolution to the painful local question of our statues,” said the Rev. Will Peyton, the rector at St. Paul’s.“And it’s very clear that that good-faith effort has made us a lightning rod, because people came from far and wide to express their white supremacist views,” he said. “It’s not about Robert E. Lee.”The push to remove Confederate monuments has fueled tensions in other cities as well, including New Orleans and St. Louis. The Charlottesville Clergy Collective dates back further, to 2015 when it formed in response to another outbreak of violence fueled by racial hatred – the killing of nine black worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by Dylann Roof.The collective began meeting once a month for breakfast to build relationships. “So that we trust each other, we know each other,” Thomas said. “So that when things like this come up we are able to address them quickly.” The gatherings now draw representatives from 50 to 60 congregations, including all three city Episcopal churches, Thomas said.In June, they started meeting nearly every week, on Wednesdays, to discuss how the congregations would respond when hate groups come to town.The increased sense of urgency followed a May 13 rally in which prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer led torch-bearing demonstrators, chanting “you will not replace us.”The City Council had voted, 3-2, in February to remove the Lee statue. Opponents of the removal sued. Then in June, the city renamed Lee Park, home of the statute, as Emancipation Park.On July 8, when a small group of Ku Klux Klan demonstrators from North Carolina marched in Charlottesville, the faith community was ready for them. The Charlottesville Clergy Collective organized a unified, peaceful counter-demonstrations and events in which an estimated 2,000 people participated.But the July 8 rally was nothing like what the city would experience on Aug. 12. The earlier rally drew barely 30 participants who “looked like clownish misfits,” Peyton said. “Everybody in town knew that [Aug. 12] would be bigger.”‘Truly horrifying’Billed as a “Unite the Right” rally, it drew white supremacists from far beyond Virginia. Peyton said he saw one car with a license plate from Ontario, Canada, and an Ohio man was charged with driving a car into a crowd of counter-demonstrators, killing one and wounding 19.“It’s just become so perfectly clear that these people are using our small city here to promote their national and even global agendas or white nationalism and white supremacy,” Peyton said. “We wish they would just leave us in peace.”On the eve of the supremacists’ rally, as anxiety grew in Charlottesville, St. Paul’s hosted a prayer service organized by a group called Congregate Charlottesville that featured guest speaker Cornell West, a philosopher and political activist who teaches at Harvard, and the Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of justice and witness ministries of the United Church of Christ. About 700 people packed the church to capacity that evening. But toward the end of the service, Peyton learned they had company nearby on the University of Virginia campus.Clergy and laity pack St. Paul’s Memorial Church, an Episcopal church across the street from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, for a prayer service on the evening of Aug. 11. The service was planned in anticipation of the “United the Right” demonstration the next morning and was a call for a peaceful presence. Photo: Steven D. Martin/National Council of ChurchesA group of torch-carrying white supremacists had marched to the iconic rotunda across from St. Paul’s and had gathered at the statue of Thomas Jefferson. Peyton went outside to analyze the scene.“I could see the line of torches coming down the steps of the rotunda,” he said. “I could see the torches and I could hear the chants of ‘white lives matter.’”The demonstrators, however, did not seem to be aware of the prayer service that was underway. When the service concluded, rather than draw attention to themselves by all leaving out the front, Peyton and other local religious leaders coordinated a more inconspicuous exit from the church in smaller groups that dispersed quickly.The next morning, the kickoff interfaith prayer service was held at 6 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. Then one procession made its way to Emancipation Park while another group stopped first for an event at a black heritage center before moving on to the First United Methodist Church, across the street from Emancipation Park.Soon, chaos broke loose.“It was truly horrifying,” Thomas said, describing bands of white supremacists roaming the streets hours before their rally at noon, in some cases picking fights with counter-protesters on their way to the park. “They came to town to cause violence, there’s no question about.”“Menacing” was the word Peyton used. They carried shields, clubs, Nazi flags. Some were dressed professionally while others wore black helmets and black sunglasses. “When I watched all these people on Saturday unloading from these vans, they were all clearly eager for violence.”Less than a half hour before the “Unite the Right” was scheduled to begin, city police declared it an unlawful assembly. Minutes later, Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency. Pamela Payne says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET August 15, 2017 at 11:00 am Rev Peyton:What about Anifa who attacked the peaceful demonstrators Friday night on the UVA campus?What about Anifa who attacked the Ultra-Right protestors as they walked to the protest site where they had a permit to stage a protest? What about Anifa who attacked the Ultra-Right in the park where they had a permit to protest? The Episcopal Church is aligning itself with the “Ultra-Left” in an attempt to engage in identity politics. It is so sad. No wonder attendence is falling. Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS August 15, 2017 at 10:50 am Vicki, what have you personally done wrong to ask forgiveness from all these groups? Are you guilty only because you are white, Christian and speak English? Are you prejudiced, bigoted, and a racist? You don’t seem to be any of those. 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 Susan Salisbury says: Charlottesville, By David PaulsenPosted Aug 14, 2017 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Kenneth Knapp says: August 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm I’d been at a loss for words since Charlottesville…blessed that I didn’t have to, but cursed that I didn’t have the chance to preach yesterday. In a mix of pain and frustration, I ignored the usual dismissal at our morning service at my walled church, Christ the Lord, and shouted instead “Get out of the boat! Get in the water!”I knew I couldn’t – didn’t have to – shout that at Open Cathedral that afternoon…too many of us there in danger of drowning in the waves around us, clinging to the saving hand of Jesus.Then came prayer time, Valerie leading us in with a Gospel rendition of “It’s me, O Lord.” And the words came. I prayed:“It’s me, it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer. I am white. I am Christian. I speak English. I pray for forgiveness from my brothers and my sisters who are black and brown and not white. I pray for forgiveness from my brothers and sisters who are Jewish, Muslim, and not Christian. I pray for forgiveness from my brothers and my sisters who are still struggling to learn English, struggling to become the privileged American that I am. I pray for forgiveness from you, O Lord.” Daniel Berry, NYC says: Rector Tampa, FL August 15, 2017 at 5:53 pm I chuckle every time I read the “George Soros” claims. This guy must really be made of unlimited money, since he apparently single-handedly finances every progressive, liberal or minority group by whom those on the right are currently exorcised. Rather than concentrate on billionaires (like Koch, Mercer, etc), why don’t we Christians ask our Lord for the strength and grace to do what is right and face up to the bigotry engendered by the very real inequalities in our society. Bless the Charlottesville Clergy and their congregations who stand up for the values of Jesus, and not the values of hate and violence. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA August 14, 2017 at 5:13 pm Both the left and the right are responsible for the violence that occurred. The Marxist left camouflaged in progressive, liberal, misguided theology and the fascist right cloaked in nationalistic fervor are equally to blame. Each side is led by impassioned demogouges whose aim is political power. The Episcopal Church must resist these movements, influences and infiltrations regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. The far left and the far right both lead to totalitarianism if unchecked. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel August 14, 2017 at 11:38 pm It was actually that antifa that protected clergy from white supremacists as they were gathered with locked arms and prayerful posture at the entrance of the park. Many of my colleagues credit the antifa with saving their lives on Saturday. It is not as one-sided as it might seem. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Pamela Payne says: Episcopalians rally against hate as white supremacists bring violence to Charlottesville 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 Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY August 16, 2017 at 12:26 pm If you only condemn the hatred of your enemies, you are not really condemning hatred at all. You are only condemning your enemies. Perhaps you are in a position to judge, but Christians are not. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. William P. Peyton says: Martha Richards says: Clergy from all faith traditions link arms on Aug. 13 as protestors marched through Charlottesville. White supremacists marched on the sidewalk behind the clergy line while men wearing camouflage and carrying long guns came down the street, claiming they were there to “protect free speech.” Photo: Steven D. Martin/National Council of Churches[Episcopal News Service] When white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, sparking violence that left a counter-protester dead and dozens more injured, Episcopalians and other people of faith were among the most visible groups standing in solidarity against hate and bigotry.St. Paul’s Memorial Church overlooking the University of Virginia campus hosted a prayer service on Aug. 11, the evening before the clashes. The next morning, members of St. Paul’s, Trinity Episcopal and Christ Episcopal joined an interfaith prayer service and then participated in a march to Emancipation Park to rally against the supremacists’ event planned there. The outbreak of violence prompted authorities to shut that event down before it even got started.The three Episcopal churches in the city also have been active in the Charlottesville Clergy Collective, which now is helping the faith community regroup in the aftermath of the riot.“I think that it’s incumbent upon us as people of faith to claim that ground, that we’re all created in God’s image, and those who are targets of this hate need people of faith, people of privilege, to show up,” said the Rev. Elaine Thomas, associate rector at St. Paul’s and the co-leader of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. Submit a Press Release August 15, 2017 at 7:14 pm The clergy did not stand up against hate or violence. They did not act as independent peacemakers. They instead assumed their all to common modern role as leftist political activists and supported violent Marxists. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Denizen Bushwick / ODA New York

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Eric LaignelSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalText description provided by the architects. Situated on the former site of Brooklyn’s historic Rheingold Brewery, Denizen Bushwick will generate 1,000,000 square feet of apartment units in Bushwick, 20% of which will be affordable. The project will host a multitude of communal spaces open to the neighborhood, while a 17,850 square foot public park will bisect the development creating a green promenade and two 400 feet by 200 feet blocks. These masses are further perforated by a sequence of meandering, interconnected courtyards which ultimately lead to the promenade. Over the pair of these NY city blocks, ODA’s superimposed the layout of woven streets in a typical old town core. Denizen Bushwick features a fragmented facade with rust-colored, deeply-recessed windows. Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalWithin the courtyard areas, lushly landscaped and partially covered walkways and corridors will give way to a parade of plazas, and accessible amenities designed to continue to promote a sense of community in this increasingly vibrant area. Complementing the structure and efficiency of a more typical grid, the layout will encourage both leisure and discovery, the guiding principles of the design. To support the vibrant local art scene, ODA will collaborate with local artists to commission all of the art in the complex.Save this picture!© Eric LaignelSave this picture!Program diagramSave this picture!Courtesy of ODADenizen Bushwick aims to become an integral part of the neighborhood by creating a highly porous architecture where the community can find a platform for activity and interaction. With ODA’s implementation of meandering, interconnected courtyards, a bisecting green promenade, and communal activities, Denizen Bushwick will be a veritable city within the city.Save this picture!Courtesy of ODAHeavily involved with the design of the 15 large-scale murals in Denizen is the nonprofit organization ODA’s Public Engagement in Neighborhoods (OPEN). OPEN enthusiastically supports ventures in the following four categories: Community Green Space, Media & Technology, Design & Architecture, and Public Art. The murals are strewn throughout the complex, adorning 7-story corridor walls, one ceiling, and a parking ramp near a public garden. With the intent of bringing vibrant color and character to the area, all of the murals are massive and can be viewed from the development’s multiple courtyards. In addition, five of the murals are visible from parks that are open to the public; a strategic design choice meant to enliven and engage the local community.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalAmenities also play a large part in the design for community building and engagement.  Denizen has a coffee shop, game rooms, a rock-climbing wall, a boxing ring, a fully functioning microbrewery and more.  The rooftop boast 70,000 square feet of space, including a mini-golf course, barbeques, a hydroponic urban farm and plenty of seating.Save this picture!© Eric LaignelSave this picture!© Eric LaignelSave this picture!© Eric LaignelFrom the moment of entry, Denizen Bushwick provides a new kind of space, it’s lobby creates a sense of community, rich with local art, innovative architecture and layered vistas of the parks, retail and recreational spaces.  Joining together affordable housing with a prime location for creatives and budding professionals alike, Denizen creates a sense of community within a bustling city.  Designed to engage the community and offer expansive views for residents, ODA’s Denizen Bushwick as beautiful as it is functional.Save this picture!Courtesy of ODAProject gallerySee allShow lessA Virtual Tour of AI & Architecture at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in ParisArchitecture NewsIT Factory Unit Factory in Kharkiv / TSEH Architectural GroupSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:54 Noll St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  1000000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Denizen Bushwick / ODA New YorkSave this projectSaveDenizen Bushwick / ODA New York ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments Save this picture!Courtesy of ODA+ 55Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyApartments•Brooklyn, United States “COPY” Architects: ODA New York Area Area of this architecture project Projects Denizen Bushwick / ODA New York ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2020 Photographs United States Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeODA New YorkOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBrooklynOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 21, 2020Cite: “Denizen Bushwick / ODA New York” 21 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Public trust in charities down 9% in two years in Scotland, SCVO figures show

first_img  180 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  179 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 21 February 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Public trust in charities in Scotland has fallen 9% over the last two years, figures released by SCVO reveal, as it launches a campaign to support good charity governance.The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations asked Ipsos Mori to conduct a telephone survey as part of the Scottish Public Opinion Monitor in December 2017. The results show that 73% of the 1,088 people questioned strongly or tended to agree that “most charities are trustworthy and act in the public interest”, with this a drop from 82% in 2015. However the rate of trust recorded in Scotland is still higher than the Charity Commission figures of 61% for England and Wales.Unlike the rest of the UK, Scotland is not covered by the Fundraising Regulator. It is regulated instead by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), which also maintains and publishes the Scottish Charity Register. The OSCR was established under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.Personal experience was a key indicator of trust in charities, according to the survey. When asked about the charities whose services they had used, respondents were more positive. A total of 77% of those questioned rated their trust and confidence as six or above out of 10 for charities whose services they had used and 59% gave high scores of eight and above. 77% also said they believe that charities play an important role in their communities, with 82% of Scottish households having used a charity in 2017: 74% taking part in a charity-run social or cultural activity and 43% helped in some way by a charity.Media coverage of charities is still having an effect on trust levels in Scotland, the survey also revealed. It showed that more than a third of those questioned (38%) said recent media stories had made them lose confidence in charities, compared to 21% who said recent personal experiences had made them lose confidence. Public trust in charities down 9% in two years in Scotland, SCVO figures show AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 In response to the survey’s findings, which are being published today (21 February) at the SCVO’s Gathering event in Glasgow, the SCVO is also today launching its I Love Charity campaign, which aims to support good governance within organisations to ensure they are well run, open and transparent, and to encourage charities to better promote the positive impact of their work.John Downie, Director of Public Affairs at SCVO said:“Although trust in the sector is still high, these findings should act as a wake-up call for Scottish charities. We know the vast majority of Scottish charities are well run. But trust is fragile. While bad practice should be weeded out wherever it exists, we must act now to protect the reputations of charities that are well run and do amazing work.” Tagged with: Scotland SCVOlast_img read more

Early Planting Could Mean More Ethanol Production

first_img Previous articleOpponents Have it Wrong on Antibiotics UseNext articleHoosier Ag Today Partners with Pioneer on Agronomy Platform Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Apr 10, 2012 Facebook Twitter Early Planting Could Mean More Ethanol Production Facebook Twitter Doing the math on the USDA Prospective Planting report predicting almost 96 million acres of corn this year and using only the five year average corn yield of 154.3 bushels per acre, there is the potential for a 14.8 billion bushel crop. “Certainly if we have a trend yield, we’ll see record production and we should see substantial rebuilding of stocks,” said USDA chief economist Joe Glauber. “We were calculating with even 94 million acres we would see almost a doubling of stock yields.” That, he says, should moderate corn prices considerably which would provide some relief for both livestock and ethanol producers. The newest World Agricultural Supply Demand Estimate projects season-average corn prices at $6.00 to $6.40 per bushel. Home Energy Early Planting Could Mean More Ethanol Production SHARE SHARE Corn planting is running well above normal across the country, fueling speculation that this year’s crop could be huge.  USDA reported that this week seven percent of the nation’s corn crop is now planted – more than double normal for this time of year. Progress in some Midwestern states has already hit double digits. Missouri has 23% of the crop planted compared to the five-year average of 8% and Illinois is at 17% where just 3% is normal. Huge gains were seen from the previous week in states like Tennessee, which jumped from 15 to 46% planted in a week, while Kentucky went from 5 to 32%. Normally, only 10 of the 18 top corn states have corn in the ground by this time of year but right now only North Dakota and Wisconsin have nothing to report. The report also notes that corn to produce ethanol in 2011/12 is unchanged again this month at 5 billion bushels, while the latest monthly data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates that average daily ethanol disappearance fell to a 23-month low in January pushing ethanol stocks to a new record high. Weekly EIA ethanol production data suggest average daily ethanol production during February and March has continued to fall hitting its lowest level since early last fall.Source: Domestic Fuellast_img read more

Extradition request for dissident journalist is “illegal and absurd”

first_img News April 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Extradition request for dissident journalist is “illegal and absurd” May 21, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Press freedom shrank in Tajikistan last year and the authorities are now very keen to silence Atovulloev, who Salimzoda’s predecessor, Bobojon Bobohonov, called a “news terrorist” in 2008. While media outlets mentioning armed clashes in the country’s Rasht Valley last September were clamped down on, Atovulloev called the incidents “a return to civil war.” News News RSF_en RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Follow the news on Russia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Help by sharing this information Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News (Photo: Asia-Plus) Reporters Without Borders today denounced as “illegal and absurd” the efforts of the Tajik government to get dissident journalist Dodojon Atovulloev forcefully returned to Tajikistan from his exile in Russia and Germany and called on these two governments to protect him.The state prosecutor in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, sent an extradition request to the Russian authorities today for the journalist and opposition leader, who is a political refugee in Germany (living in Hamburg) and currently in Moscow.“The request is absurd,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Since he obtained political asylum in Germany in 2002, Tajikistan and Russia cannot legally touch him. We hope the Russian authorities, in accordance with international law and as they have done before, will reject the request.” “A political refugee can under no circumstances be sent back to his country of origin and the Tajik request for this to be done, in violation of basic international law, is very worrying,” it said.Atovulloev is founder and editor of the opposition monthly Charogi Ruz (Daylight), the first privately-owned publication set up after independence in 1991 and a strong critic of the regime. He was forced to flee abroad in 2001 after getting death threats and being accused of insulting the president and supposedly “inciting national, racial and religious hatred.” The newspaper is now based in Moscow after its Dushanbe offices were ransacked. Family members in Tajikistan were imprisoned for several weeks and death threats to Atovulloev continued. He was arrested at Moscow airport in July 2001 and only an energetic campaign by human rights groups prevented him from being sent back to Dushanbe. The charges against him were initially dropped, but the newspaper continued its criticism and Atovulloev set up an opposition party, ‘Vatandor’, in 2007. New charges of insulting the president and “public appeals for violent overthrow of the constitutional order” were laid against him in 2008 and are the basis of the extradition request announced by prosecutor-general Sherhon Salimzoda today. May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

After Google, another US Internet company decides to limit its services in China

first_img Receive email alerts to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on China March 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After Google, another US Internet company decides to limit its services in China ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figurescenter_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en News April 27, 2021 Find out more US Internet company GoDaddy announced during a US congressional hearing yesterday that it will stop selling websites with Chinese domain names (those ending in the .cn suffix) because of the radical controls being demanded by the Chinese authorities.“We welcome the fact that another US company is following the example set by Google and is resisting the demands of the Chinese censors,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We now call on Microsoft and Yahoo! to be courageous and follow their example. This decision shows that the situation has become untenable for Internet companies. Censorship and Big Brother controls do not favour business activity.”The press freedom organisation added: “The World Trade Organisation should take a close look at this subject. China cannot continue to benefit from international trade relations without accepting the accompanying obligations, which include access to freely reported news and information, a requirement for evaluating and monitoring investments.”GoDaddy chief legal counsel Christine Jones told yesterday’s congressional hearing: “We decided we didn’t want to become an agent of the Chinese government.” The company will continue to administer the 27,000 .cn domain name websites it has already sold.Jones said the demands being made by the Chinese authorities to allocate .cn domain names had increased significantly since the end of 2009. Individuals and companies wanting a website must now personally provide the authorities with copies of photo IDs and business licences as well as fill out and sign forms. The authorities are insisting that all of GoDaddy’s existing clients also comply with the rules.Jones told the hearing that only 20 per cent of GoDaddy’s clients had provided the requested documents and that, as a result, thousands of websites could be shut down by the Chinese authorities. “We are concerned about the security of the individuals affected by (the) new requirements,” Jones said. “Not only that, but we are concerned about the chilling effects we believe the requirements could have on new domain name registrations.”GoDaddy also revealed that it has been the target of dozens of cyber-attacks since the start of the year and blamed the Chinese authorities: “We believe that many of the current abuses of the Internet originating in China are due to a lack of enforcement against criminal activities by the Chinese government.”GoDaddy’s announcement came just two days after Google, chafing at Chinese censorship and cyber-attacks, announced that it was ceasing to censor the Chinese version of its search engine, Its users are now being automatically redirected to Google’s Hong Kong-based search engine,, which gives results in simplified Chinese characters that have not been censored by Google. However, it seems that the Great Firewall of China is being applied to and that its filters are for the time being intermittently preventing users from seeing information that the regime regards as sensitive.Democratic senator Byron Dorgan, the head of the Congressional Executive Commission on China, which examines human rights, complimented Google and GoDaddy. Republican representative Chris Smith said GoDaddy’s decision was a “powerful sign that American IT companies want to do the right thing in repressive countries.” But he accused Microsoft – which is censoring the results of the Chinese version of its Bing search engine and has said it will not withdraw from China – of “enabling tyranny.”Smith is the author of a bill called the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), which aims to prevent US companies from being forced to cooperate with online censors in countries that restrict Internet access. Reporters Without Borders supports the GOFA, which needs more than ever to be adopted.Google, the Computer and Communication Industry Association (CCIA) and several US congressmen yesterday urged the US administration to be more energetic in its efforts to combat Chinese censorship from both the commercial and human rights viewpoints. News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Two Covid-19 deaths reported and 54 new cases

first_imgTwo more people with COVID-19 have died here.It brings the death toll to 1,775, while 54 new cases have been recorded today.There have been 552 new confirmed cases since Saturday, with 27,547 total infections since the outbreak began.19 of today’s cases are located in Dublin, 8 in Kildare, 5 in Tipperary and 22 across 13 counties, including Donegal. Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twittercenter_img Two Covid-19 deaths reported and 54 new cases Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – August 19, 2020 WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews Previous articleRossnowlagh whale stranding largest of its kind in Ireland – IWDGNext articleStorm Ellen – Over 2,500 power outages in West Donegal News Highland last_img read more

Nutter Butter Parade highlights Peanut Butter Festival

first_imgLatest Stories The Peanut Butter Festival will celebrate 28 years, or there about, on the last Saturday in October in downtown Brundidge. This year, the harvest and heritage celebration will also celebrate Alabama’s bicentennial year with a throwback to the festival’s good ol’ days.Lawrence Bowden, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said the festival will bring back many of the highlight events of past festivals as well as several events and activities that focus on Alabama’s storied history.“The Nutter Butter Parade is always a big attraction at the Peanut Butter Festival,” Bowden said. “The parade is a fun, anything goes, parade and it will be again this year. And, the parade will also focus on the role that Pike County has played in Alabama’s history.”Bowden said Pike County is made up of towns and communities of different sizes. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content You Might Like Nutter Butter Parade highlights Peanut Butter Festival The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Bowden said the parade is just one of the many activities and events planned.“As always, we’ll have non-stop entertainment, demonstrations, games and contests, arts, crafts, a 5K Peanut Butter Run, the construction of Alabama’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich, just more fun than you can shake a stick at.”Bowden said everyone is invited to be a part of the 2019 Peanut Butter Festival parade that will step off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October26 in downtown Brundidge and all of the day’s activities. “Each one of these communities has played a vital role in the growth and development of our county,” he said. “As we celebrate Alabama 200, we are inviting and encouraging all towns and communities to participate in the Nutter Butter Parade with an entry that showcases the character of the community or some historical event or person associated with it.”Rightly or wrongly so, the Josie community has long been associated with the moonshine industry. Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard met at Banks; Brundidge was the county’s Little Wall Street and Hamilton Crossroads staked its claim to fame of the E-Z Mow.Each town and each community has something or someone it can hang its hat on, Bowden said.“We hope all of the communities will share their history and heritage with an entry in the parade,” Bowden said. “In doing so, we will learn more about the role Pike County played in Alabama history.”Bowden said all kinds of entries are encouraged. Word is that ag queens, including Miss Josie Moonshine, Miss Goober Cocktail and Miss Sweet Tater will return to represent the agricultural community. Others are expected including Miss Patty Sausage. Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 21, 2019 LIVE TO SERVE: Shaver named first deputy fire chief At 18 years old, Curtiss Shaver had no thoughts of becoming a firefighter. That all changed though the day he… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Helms closing First Impression store

first_img Helms closing First Impression store Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 6:20 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Email the author After 30 years of clothing the county, First Impression is closing its doors in downtown Troy.Sherry Helms, owner, said business has been good and deciding to close the doors was not the easiest of decisions.“I had been thinking about closing First Impression for about a month or so,” Helms said. “And the decision to close really came down to a matter of floor space for our furniture business. I guess you could say to a ‘good business decision.’” By Jaine Treadwell Employees Gloria Blackmon and Mitzi Woodall manned the sales racks at First Impression on Wednesday as owners announced plans to close the store after 30 years in business. The store has been located on the Troy Square (below) and most recently on Love Street. Police see missing teenager Troy Police are asking the public’s help in searching for a missing juvenile. Angel Roland, 14, apparently walked away from… read more Helms expressed appreciation to the many customers who have supported First Impressions over the years, for their business and for their friendship. “I’m looking forward to having additional floor space and to moving ahead in business in downtown Troy,” she said. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip “Wind chimes, mailbox covers, those kinds of items will still be sold, but as a part of the furniture space,” she said. Of course, there will be bit of sadness when First Impressions is no more. Helms said she remembers how it was for her mother, the late Georgia Ziegler, when she closed one door at Home Gallery to open another. Print Article Book Nook to reopen On Wednesday, First Impression began the closing process by opening its doors with a big 40 percent-off sale.“Starting off at 40 percent is a mighty good sale,” Helms said. “I could have waited until closer to Christmas or even after, to put things on sale like that, but I wanted to go ahead and offer this to our customers in hopes that it will help them out some with their buying for Christmas, after this tough year.”Helms said all clothing and jewelry items and baby gifts are on sale but items that will fit well with furniture will become a part of the new use for First Impression’s floor space. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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